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After the Salem Witch Trials, There Was the New England Vampire Panic

After the Salem Witch Trials, There Was the New England Vampire Panic: On March 17, 1892, a group of local men dug up the three deceased members of the Brown family in search of a sign that one of them was rising from the grave at night to suck the energy from the living. After nearly 10 years, Mary Olive and Mary Eliza were almost entirely decomposed. But Mercy, buried only a few months previous in the cold New England weather, was almost perfectly preserved. The vampire hunters of Exeter had found their target.

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"When a ghost shows up in a story, it is often a way to talk about what cannot be said, what cannot..."

“When a ghost shows up in a story, it is often a way to talk about what cannot be said, what cannot be acknowledged — whether that is a repressed desire, a family secret, an unpunished crime or a genocide that some do not want to reckon with.”

- Kaitlyn Greenidge  writing in the NEW YORK TIMES, “I BELIEVE IN GHOSTS”


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German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patientsThe BBC’s Jenny Hill in Berlin says the case is...

German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patientsThe BBC’s Jenny Hill in Berlin says the case is sensitive for German health authorities which are accused by relatives of turning a blind eye to Högel murderous activity.Investigators say he may have killed even more but potential victims have been cremated.“I hope he will be found guilty on each count so that the loved ones can finally find some closure,” said Petra Klein, who runs a victims’ support group.Relatives of his alleged victims packed the court.

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For more than a month now, a European orbiter circling Marshas...

For more than a month now, a European orbiter circling Marshas been watching a long, plume-like cloud on the Red Planet.The cloud has remained in place over a mountain called Arsia Mons near the Martian equator since Sept. 13, according to a statement released by the European Space Agency (ESA). But that location is just a coincidence, the agency adds. No volcanic process is producing the cloud — the volcano hasn’t been active in about 50 million years, scientists believe.

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HALLOWEEN scores for second weekend a row!

The $30.5 million take for “Halloween” is the sixth-best mark for the pre-Halloween weekend, which is typically one of the slowest of the year. The other five films were all opener weekends, led by “Puss in Boots” with $34 million, followed by “Saw III,” “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” “Saw IV” and “Saw II.”

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20 MINUTES OF TERROR IN PITTSBURGH

This is how the AFP is reporting on Robert Bowers’ horrific crime in Squirrel Hill:Gunman Robert Bowers only needed 20 minutes to sow terror at the Tree of Life synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, where congregants had gathered peacefully for Shabbat services marking a day of rest.Shortly before 10 am (1400 GMT) the 46-year-old Bowers – who had penned virulent anti-Semitic messages on social networks – burst into the synagogue armed with an assault rifle and three handguns.Stephen Weiss, a member of the congregation who was inside the building, told the Tribune-Review newspaper he heard dozens of shots coming from the front lobby.“We had services going on in the chapel when we heard a loud noise in the lobby area,” he said. “I recognized it as gunshots.”Like any other Saturday, people from three different congregations were scattered throughout rooms in the building, located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood that is historically the heart of Jewish life in greater Pittsburgh.Bower…

On Gab, an Extremist-Friendly Site, Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Aired His Hatred in Full

On Gab, an Extremist-Friendly Site, Pittsburgh Shooting Suspect Aired His Hatred in Full: THIS IS DISGUSTINGEarly Saturday, moments before the police say he barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, Robert D. Bowers’s anti-Semitic rage finally boiled over and he posted one last message online.
But he didn’t turn to Facebook or Twitter. Instead, the man accused of killing at least 11 people went to Gab, a two-year-old social network that bills itself as a “free speech” alternative to those platforms, and that has become a haven for white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremists. There, he posted a signoff to his followers.
“I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered,” Mr. Bowers wrote. “Screw your optics, I’m going in.”
The shooting in Pittsburgh came on the heels of another violent episode involving social media extremism. Cesar Sayoc Jr., the suspect in the pipe bomb mailing campaign, had a history of posting hateful and violent messages on Facebook and Twitter tha…

'Star Trek' animated comedy series ordered from 'Rick and Morty' writer

'Star Trek' animated comedy series ordered from 'Rick and Morty' writer: The new project will bring to mind Fox’s The Orville, a dramedy from Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane which is clearly inspired by Trek.The new show is the latest Trek project by the CBS All Access streaming service, which also has Star Trek: Discovery, which returns for its second season in January, and a new show with Patrick Stewart reprising his TNG character Jean-Luc Picard in the works.

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Oak Park, Michigan BANS CLOWNS!

City officials have banned clown costumes because they are too scary..
According to the city’s event page, a free Halloween party bash will feature fun activities and snacks like cider and donutsBUT NO CLOWNS… Recreation Director Laurie Stasiak revealed that the reason they’ve banned clowns costumes is that they’re just too frightening for some children.
why? …they say they are just too scary.Laurie Stasiak said in an email to the newspaper.  "In the past few years many clown costumes have been given a very scary and evil look.  Many scary and horror movies are centered around these types of characters.  About 3 years [ago] there were national incidents in the news were people were dressing up as clowns and scaring people and in some cases assaulting them.  Many people have phobias and anxiety about clowns.  It’s because of this that we asked people not to dress up as clowns for this community event


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SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING IN PITTSBURGH PA!

Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department tweeted that an active shooter is in the vicinity of Shady Avenue and Wilkins Avenue.

Two synagogues, New Light Congregation and Congregation Dor Hadash, are in that area.

Police have not reported any casualties at the moment.



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Jenna Bush-Hager Recalls Spooky White House Experience

Watch: Jenna Bush-Hager Recalls Spooky White House Experience - 
She recalled a specific episode that occurred during the eight years in which she and her twin sister Barbara lived in the White House while her father, George W. Bush, was president. According to Hager, the two first daughters shared a room at the historic home during that time and, one night, they were roused from their sleep when her phone inexplicably rang. Then, she marveled, “all of a sudden, we started hearing 1920’s piano music, clear as day, coming out of the fireplace.”

The haunted happenings did not stop there, Hager said, as the same thing unfolded a week later, except this time it was opera music. Although she and her sister “talked ourselves out of” the possibility that they had some kind of ghostly experience, a conversation with a longtime worker at the White House seemingly confirmed their fears. After incredulously telling him the story about the spooky music that she and her sister had heard, he replie…

Georgia toddler paralyzed overnight as AFM fears grow nationwide

A Georgia mother said her toddler went to bed sick and woke up paralyzed from the neck down.It’s the latest in a series of mysterious illnesses that are baffling doctors. Two young patients were recently treated at Scottish Rite after they fell ill and then woke up partially paralyzed.Doctors are still working to figure out what causes acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, but they tell Channel 2 Action News in Georgia that the rare condition is similar to polio, in that it can cause muscle weakness or partial paralysis.

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THE RED SCARE! Chuck Todd: I Fear The Russians Could Be Behind The Mail-Bomb Scare

THE RED SCARE! Chuck Todd: I Fear The Russians Could Be Behind The Mail-Bomb Scare: NBC’s Chuck Todd said he fears the Russians could be responsible for the mail-bomb scare that has targeted top officials in the Democratic Party, as well as CNN and actor Robert De Niro on Thursday.“I have this fear that it could be some Russian operation too, in designed to do what’s happening now,” Todd said.Todd added that we shouldn’t rule out that possibility and that the mail-bomb scare is dividing the country before going to break.

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James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who...

James Karen, the instantly recognizable character actor who moved the cemetery’s headstones — but not the bodies — as the developer Mr. Teague in the modern horror classic Poltergeist, has died. He was 94.The incredibly prolific Karen, who also was noteworthy in such films as The China Syndrome (1979) and The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and on the finale of NBC’s Little House on the Prairie — he’s the dastardly reason the town of Walnut Grove was blown up — died Tuesday at his Los Angeles home, his wife, Alba, said.

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PD: Two Satan-worshiping girls planned to kill middle school classmates, drink victims' blood

PD: Two Satan-worshiping girls planned to kill middle school classmates, drink victims' blood: VERY DISTURBING NEWS FROM FLORIDA:Police say two middle school girls, who worship Satan, armed themselves with knives in a foiled plot to violently kill classmates and drink their blood at school on Tuesday.The 6th and 7th-grade girls attend Bartow Middle School, police say. At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bartow Police School Resource Officer assigned to the school was summoned to the principal’s office in reference to an armed juvenile complaint.The investigation revealed that the students armed themselves with knives, and planned on attacking fellow students during the school day.

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A couple says they were mock raped at the ‘Akron Fright Fest’ haunted house,...

A couple says they were mock raped at the ‘Akron Fright Fest’ haunted house, didn’t sign waiverDateline Ohio:“There was a man in a mask standing over my boyfriend, my boyfriend was on the edge and he was being pushed down,” said Sarah Lelonek.
“She comes over and yells, stop, what are you doing? That’s my boyfriend,” said Lelonek’s boyfriend Ryan Carr. “Not anymore, he’s mine now I’m going to rape him and then he started thrusting against me.”
The couple says this all went down at the Akron Fright Fest, which is housed on the Kim Tam Park property. They say this is not the special haunted house where you had to sign a waiver to enter, although they do offer a haunted house like that on the property.

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NICK POPE ARGUES THAT THE TERM “UFO” IS OBSOLETE

Pope wrote his reasoning in the GUARDIANA first step in reframing the debate might be changing the language. The term “UFO” has become as obsolete and baggage-laden as the now largely-defunct “flying saucer”. Both are widely, but wrongly, regarded as being synonymous with “extraterrestrial spacecraft”, when self-evidently all the phrase should mean is something in the sky that the observer cannot identify. When the question “do you believe in UFOs?” is misinterpreted as “do you think we’re being visited by aliens?” then we clearly have a problem.We addressed this in the MoD in the 1990s by replacing “UFO” with “UAP”, for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. It got us increased funding and made a few senior officials take the matter more seriously, because they felt we were looking at a science problem, not a science fiction mystery.AND MORE…During Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, for which Podesta was the campaign chair, she occasionally discussed UAPs and in one interview on the Ji…

Hackensack man has eaten pizza every day for over 30 yearsOn the podcast, Roman said that his mother...

Hackensack man has eaten pizza every day for over 30 yearsOn the podcast, Roman said that his mother gave in to his picky eating, allowing him to eat only pizza for dinner. In his grade school days, Roman mixed that up with a peanut butter sandwich every day for lunch. But when he entered the work force he started dining out for lunch — at pizza joints.
Now, he’s back to peanut butter and bread for lunch. But the fact remains that he not only ate pizza for dinner for over 30 years, he also ate it for lunch for at least a good 10 of those.

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The remains of a 10-year-old biting on a stone have been...

The remains of a 10-year-old biting on a stone have been unearthed by archaeologists in a fifth century Italian cemetery, evidence suggesting a “vampire burial” to prevent the child’s return from the dead.In northern Italy, where the discovery was made, they are calling it the “Vampire of Lugnano.“"I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s extremely eerie and weird,” said University of Arizona archaeologist David Soren, who has overseen archaeological excavations at the site since 1987.Evidence collected from the bones suggest the child was infected with malaria at the time it died, The Independent reported.

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NEWS ROUNDUP SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 2018

About 1,000 Central American migrants on a desperate trek to reach the U.S. remained stuck Saturday on Mexico's southern border as authorities refused to let the group cross en masse, but many remained undaunted.
63 fetuses were discovered by police Friday in boxes and freezers at Perry Funeral Home at Warren and Trumbull on Detroit's west side! 
PROJECTIONS: As reported by Billboard, Halloween pulled in $33.3 million from 3,928 theaters. Projections have the film amassing $80 million by the close of the weekend, which would place Halloween in a tie for the best October movie opening weekend. The record of $80 million was just set two weeks ago by Venom. October is known for being a slow month at the box office, but Venom and Halloween helped breathe life into the dormant sales.
How did the GOLDBERGS creator convince Robert Englund to return as FREDDY?
MAKING A MURDERER season 2 review..
Jamie Lee Curtis reveals her regret about HALLOWEEN franchise..
Danny Leiner, who directed the…

Full synopsis of first live action TEEN TITANS GO premiereIn the...

Full synopsis of first live action TEEN TITANS GO premiereIn the series premiere episode, Rachel Roth, a guarded teenager haunted by dark visions and powers, flees her home in Traverse City, Michigan when her life is threatened by a mysterious intruder. Arriving in Detroit, she falls under the protective wing of Detective Dick Grayson, who’s moonlighting as the dangerous vigilante, Robin – now independent of his longtime partnership with Batman in Gotham. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the mysterious Kory Anders awakens – untouched – from a car crash with no memory of her identity. Following leads to Russian club-owner Konstantin Kovar (MARK ANTONY KRUPA), she learns that she also is pursuing the girl known as Rachel Roth. Lastly, in Ohio, we meet Gar Logan, the mischievous Beast Boy who uses his transformative powers to his advantage

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Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch'

Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch': Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed.He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah.Then his ‘interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud’, the newspaper report.

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The HALLOWEEN 40 review. Spoilers included

Halloween fans have been waiting for the moment.. John Carpenter retiring to assist in the re-creation, re-direction, re-imaging of the original 1978 classic 40 years later.  Finally, it is being released in box offices nationwide. A few early releases occurred last night.In estimates Friday morning, Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloweenis being projected by our industry sources at around $10M, which arguably is the second-best preview night for a horror pic after New Line’s It banked $13.5M from 3,500 theaters on Sept 7, 2017.And being that I am not from an elite crowd of reporters or paid reviewers, I had to wait for the early showings Thursday evening.
....without further ado, spoilers included, my thoughts on HALLOWEEN 40.
Quite frankly.. they should have left it just be.First the two main positive takeaways from the film: The soundtrack was amazing. John Carpenter's modernized versions of the sounds of Halloween's score was dynamic and at times an homage to the past coupl…

The New Netflix Show That’s So Scary It’s Making People VomitDubbed by GQ as a show that is “one of...

The New Netflix Show That’s So Scary It’s Making People VomitDubbed by GQ as a show that is “one of the most truly chilling if all time”, terrified viewers have taken to Twitter to express just how much the show has affected them.“I’m watching The Haunting Of Hill House and a Jump scare actually got me to scream. Like mostly I just yell ‘oh sh*t’ or ‘f**k’, but it was a genuine scream out of me,” tweeted one horrified person.“This f***ing show on Netflix The Haunting Of Hill House gave me a heart attack about three times today I don’t think I can go to sleep at all…” tweeted another.

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Exorcist plans counter-attack against witches cursing Brett KavanaughFather Gary Thomas, exorcist...

Exorcist plans counter-attack against witches cursing Brett KavanaughFather Gary Thomas, exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is ‘appalled’ that a coven of witches are planning to ‘hex’ Trump’s man in the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, on October 20.Life imitating the reason for the season..The season of the witch.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Is Out of Her Damn Mind In the New ‘Halloween’Rex Reed is not being too kind in a 2...

Jamie Lee Curtis Is Out of Her Damn Mind In the New ‘Halloween’Rex Reed is not being too kind in a 2 Star review of HALLOWEEN 40..“Endangered turkeys, rabbits and Santa Claus have never done for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas what Jamie Lee Curtis has done for Halloween! Now, 40 years to the Halloween night the first movie took place, she returns to the blood-stained lawns of Haddonfield, Illinois where, as Laurie Strode, she was the only babysitter in town who escaped a massacre by the insane serial killer in a fright mask that started it all.”

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Roseanne Connor is dead. And the ratings may soon be tooABC’s Roseanne-without-Roseanne spin-off The...

Roseanne Connor is dead. And the ratings may soon be tooABC’s Roseanne-without-Roseanne spin-off The Conners couldn’t come anywhere close to the blockbuster premiere rating of its predecessor, yet still had a very strong number that led Tuesday night in the ratings.
The debut airing delivered 10.5 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49.

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Dementia may begin in the womb, new study suggests In tissue samples of the brains of 54 people, 40...

Dementia may begin in the womb, new study suggestsIn tissue samples of the brains of 54 people, 40 of whom had varying forms of dementia, scientists discovered that half had spontaneous flaws in their DNA, which may have contributed to their illness.
The scientists believe the genetic defects occurred before the people were even born, while they were embryos growing in the womb. And they fear that the same mutations may be carried by a huge number of the population, which is why dementia is so prevalent.

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ROBERT ENGLUND WANTS A PREQUEL TO NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET“I’ve...

ROBERT ENGLUND WANTS A PREQUEL TO NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET“I’ve always thought that [not having a prequel] is a misruling in the mythology of A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Englund told the crowd at the recent Monster Mania convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland. “It got close to being rectified with Tobe Hooper’s pilot for the TV series, and there was a script that was supposedly to be directed by John McNaughton, who did Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. There was a prequel script… I think it was called Krueger: The First Kills. And it was… the last children being killed… the two detectives that found Freddy and busted him… then the body of the film were the ambulance-chasing, sleazy lawyers that get Freddy off.”He continued, “The lawyers are actually the best parts [of that script]. There’s two of them. Freddy in court… Freddy at the table… Freddy on the witness stand… Freddy in jail. But it’s about the lawyers getting him off. They get him off and Freddy gloats too much on the courtroo…

British mom creates sex dolls to look like grieving widows’ dead partners! Black Mirror meets real life!

Brit mum creates sex dolls to look like grieving widows’ dead partnersBlack Mirror meets real life!Bespoke dolls can cost up to £4,000 and be made to any specification with customers able to choose hair colour, eye colour, nail colour, weight and even if they have scars, moles or tattoos.
Businesswoman Jade says her dolls are currently booked for the next few weeks.
She is currently waiting for a new shipment from her factory in China and hopes to take her company global, as the service is currently only available in the UK.
Jade said: “I want to take this worldwide and have very grand plans.
"I’m hoping to open an office in US city of Atlanta.

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HALLOWEEN unmasked

A good podcast from the AV CLUB on Michael Myers and the enduring influence on our pop culture.. crime scene.. and life..John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film Halloweenreconfigured the horror film genre, inspiring multiple sequels and remakes, including a new installation in the franchise due out this month. In episode three of the eight-part podcast Halloween Unmasked, host Amy Nicholson takes a deeper look at the horror masterpiece and develops a psychological profile of Michael Myers. Here she’s joined by Dr. Anthony Tobia, who teaches college classes that examine the mental illnesses of killers from classic slasher flicks. Taking into account the mental state of the movie’s masked killer, Tobia suggests a diagnosis, and even calls into question the methods of Myers’ movie psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis (played by Donald Pleasence). By looking at the origins of the phrase “serial killer”—which wasn’t coined until afterHalloween was released—real-world serial killers, and less grounded explan…

A very long description of the new AVENGERS trailer appeared on Reddit

A very long description of the new AVENGERS trailer appeared on REDDIT and removed.. most likely due to one of two things: 1) Major spoilers being contained. Or 2) MAJOR INACCURACIES ..read at you own peril:“The trailer starts off showing the damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet. As the camera focuses in on the Gauntlet, we hear Tony’s voice: “We were destined to lose.” Epic music score starts. The Quinjet is shown landing in a Wakandan wasteland as we hear Steve Rogers say: “We have come so far.” Tony and Nebula step off the jet as the remaining Avengers approach. Steve has a look of relief and says: “Tony”. Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap. Marvel Studios Logo appears.“We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see the Wakandan throne with …

Star of the New 'Halloween' Says He Got Murder Tips from an Actual Hitman

Star of the New 'Halloween' Says He Got Murder Tips from an Actual Hitman: James Jude Courtney told Vanity Fair in a new interview that he met a former contract killer through a mutual friend back in the early 2010s. The man was allegedly freshly out of prison and wanted Courtney to help him write his life story, so they wound up living together for a while. At one point, Courtney took the guy to see the Cuba Gooding, Jr. movie The Hit List, and he was less than impressed.“We walked out of the screening, and he said to me, ‘Jimmy, it’s a really nice movie, but that’s not how you kill people,’” Courtney explained to Vanity Fair.According to Courtney, the guy promised to “show” him how actual hitmen work—but since the guy was seemingly retired and had already done his time, this probably didn’t mean literally bringing him around on hits. It probably (hopefully) just involved some advice and conversation. But in any case, it sounds like it really helped Courtney get into the mind…

Full listing of Sears and Kmart stores closing as a result of recent filing for bankruptcy of parent company

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD. ALL THAT EXISTS DOES NOT LAST. THE BRADY BUNCH HAS NO WHERE LEFT TO SHOP IN THE MODERN AGE..AlabamaSears:1001 Rainbow Dr., GadsdenArizonaSears:3177 Chandler Village Dr., Chandler7611 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix-Desert Sky6515 E Southern Ave., Mesa/East3150 S 4th Ave., Yuma2250 El Mercado Loop, Sierra VistaArkansasKmart:2821 East Main St., RussellvilleCaliforniaKmart:215 W Hanford/Armona Rd, Lemoore1351 E Hatch Rd., Modesto375 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside3247 W Noble Ave., Visalia912 County Line Rd., Delano2530 S Euclid Ave., Ontario3968-A Missouri Flat Rd., PlacervilleSears:3001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield1401 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello100 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos100 Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto3751 S Dogwood Ave., El Centro1011 W Olive Ave., Merced5901 Florin Rd., Florin1700 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton100 Santa Rosa Plz, Santa Rosa3333 Bristol St., Costa MesaColoradoSears:7001 S University Blvd, Centennial10785 W Colfax Ave., LakewoodConnecticutSears:850 Hartfo…

Satanic serial killers arrested for performing human sacrifices

Satanic serial killers arrested for performing human sacrifices: A horrifying scene was uncovered in Iguatu, Brazil, where authorities uncovered a site used for human sacrifices. A trio of Satanists allegedly lured several people to the property and then tortured and murdered them. Mutilated body parts were discovered, which apparently were used in rituals in order to gain power and influence over women.

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World’s oldest woman, 129, remembers Stalin’s WW2 deportationKoku Istambulova is 129...

World’s oldest woman, 129, remembers Stalin’s WW2 deportationKoku Istambulova is 129 according to her Russian passport and pension papers which show her date of birth as 1 June 1889.
Now in lucid and deeply shocking testimony, she has spoken emotionally of the appalling day her native Chechen people were deported en masse by Stalin to the steppes of Kazakhstan almost 75 years ago and says the only happy day in all her years was when she entered a home built from her own hands back in her native land.

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CRAIG PITTMAN WRITES IN THE TAMPA BAY TIMES:It’s back.The Red...

CRAIG PITTMAN WRITES IN THE TAMPA BAY TIMES:
It’s back.The Red Tide algae bloom that was floating offshore in recent weeks, giving Pinellas County’s beaches a bit of relief from the waves of dead fish and irritating odors in the air, has returned. Gusts of wind spun off from Hurricane Michael apparently pushed it back close to Florida’s Gulf coast shore.John’s Pass, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores and Indian Rocks Beach all had high concentrations of the algae when tested Wednesday, said Kelli Hammer Levy, director of Pinellas’ environmental management division

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MICHAEL BUBLE QUITS MUSIC AFTER HIS SON’S BATTLE WITH...

MICHAEL BUBLE QUITS MUSIC AFTER HIS SON’S BATTLE WITH CANCER!‘My whole being’s changed since my son got cancer’: Michael Bublé says he was embarrassed to realize just how egotistical he’d become as he nursed his boy Noah back to health - but now he’s got his mojo backBy Chrissy Iley for Weekend MagazineMichael Bublé knows better than most that fate does not stand aside and wave the famous through.

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THE SNL SPOOF GONE WRONG..This is how SNL laughed at Trump and...

THE SNL SPOOF GONE WRONG..This is how SNL laughed at Trump and Kanye meeting.And it shows how lackluster their comedy is.. how unfunny..A few possible comedy routines would have been better.Imagine a scene where Trump and Kanye opine but without the ridiculousness. Just real thoughtful conversation! The opposite of what occurred! Irony? Ironic comedy is dead, so I guess now.But maybe here would have been the topper: The Kanye impersonator repeating the verbatim text. And instead of Trump being on the other side of the old Resolute, it would have been OBAMA. Now there is comedy. There is irony.Comedy is dead.
SNL is dead..

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PEE BREAK! Putin 'ordered novichok assassin to murder British spy behind Trump sex dossier'

PEE BREAK! Putin 'ordered novichok assassin to murder British spy behind Trump sex dossier': UK MIRROR HITS THE GLOBAL NEWS MEDIA WITH EXCLUSIVE (?) INFO: Vladimir Putin ­ordered ­novichok ­assassin Alexander Mishkin to murder the British spy who wrote the sensational Trump sex dossier, claims a former top Russian spy.Mishkin, 39, used the alias Alexander Petrov for the failed hit on the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March.Accomplice Ruslan Boshirov was unmasked as GRU colonel Anatolly Chepiga and Mishkin’s true identity as a doctor in Russia’s GRU military ­intelligence emerged last week.He now faces allegations of plotting to use the same nerve agent on former MI6 officer Christopher Steele during a visit to Britain 12 months earlier.KGB defector Boris Karphichkov, 59, claims Mishkin was part of a GRU special ops group that slipped into the country in late February 2017.According to information a GRU source gave him on a recent trip to Eu…

‘Killer clown’ tries to force way into carThe season for clown scares is here again.

‘Killer clown’ tries to force way into car The season for clown scares is here again..
“A guy got out and banged on my windows wearing a horror clown mask.

“Terrified is an understatement.

“We are okay and it’s been passed to the serious crime unit but please please be careful and lock yourselves in your cars.

“He tried my door but I always lock them. The man wasn’t bright though and left a fabulous set of finger prints on my window.

“Please take care.”


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Nick Castle, the original Michael Myers, puts on his 'Halloween' mask once more

Nick Castle, the original Michael Myers, puts on his 'Halloween' mask once more: While actor/stuntman James Jude Courtney is the main man in the mask now, handling the role’s physical rigors, Castle cameos as “The Shape” (how Michael was billed in the 1978 film’s credits) in a crucial scene where Laurie finally sees him again in an upstairs window, on the prowl. She shoots the window out, but it turns out she just saw his reflection in a mirror, which shatters.


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NETFLIX CANCELS MARVEL’S “IRON FIST”

In a joint statement released to the media on late Friday, Netflix and Marvel said, “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew, and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership, we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the Immortal Iron Fist will live on.”


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Michael the hell storm hits at near a category 5 strength

A storm to remember..Or forget.
Misery is just beginning in the south as hurricane Michael ransacks states on its collision course with North American land..
The latest AP news alert tells the awful tale:
“Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the early afternoon near Mexico Beach, a tourist town about midway along the Panhandle, a lightly populated, 200-mile stretch of white-sand beach resorts, fishing towns and military bases.”
It the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Developing..



Hurricane Michael is a storm the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades

This is hurricane Michael. It’s about to reign destruction on the panhandle of Florida and points north. It’s a category 4 at this time and could become a Cat5..
May God have mercy on the souls of anyone within the path of this tremendous storm and deadly storm surge.. 
Jim Cantore is on the scene. So you know it’s bad.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9 2018

Hurricane Michael severe: Intense Cat 3..
Kids over the age of 12 can go to jail for trick or treating in some parts of Virginia..
Inside the world's scariest haunted house..
Lesbian Batwaman unveiled..
Nicole Maines will make history again this week, when she debuts as TV’s first transgender superhero on The CW’s series “Supergirl.”
Nick Castle puts on his Halloween mask one more time.. While actor/stuntman James Jude Courtney is the main man in the mask now, handling the role's physical rigors, Castle cameos as “The Shape” (how Michael was billed in the 1978 film’s credits) in a crucial scene where Laurie finally sees him again in an upstairs window, on the prowl. She shoots the window out, but it turns out she just saw his reflection in a mirror, which shatters.
MAKING A MURDERER part 2: Could Steven Avery’s Conviction Be Overturned? The first season of Making a Murderer was filmed over the course of a decade. Part 2’s brand- new material, shot as recently…

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER reboot info now revealed

The new series will be a complete reboot of the continuity from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. Taking an “Ultimate Marvel” kind of approach, the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic will still feature Buffy and the Scoobies that fans know and love but will update her story for the modern era.

The press release:

“This is the Buffy Summers you know, who wants what every average teenager wants: friends at her new school, decent grades, and to escape her imposed destiny as the next in a long line of vampire slayers tasked with defeating the forces of evil. But the Slayer’s world looks a lot more like the one outside your window, as this new series brings her into a new era with new challenges, new friends…and a few enemies you might already recognize. The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the Gang – Giles, Willow, Xander, Cordelia and more – faces brand new Big Bads, and a threat lurking beneath the perfectly manicured exterior of Sunnydale High, …

Yesterday's disaster is today's solar park

On Friday Ukraine launched photovoltaic panels at the former Chernobyl power plant ..
A new history being built at the park that caused so much chaos..


The 1 million-euro ($1.2-million), one-megawatt plant is located just a hundred metres (yards) from a giant metal dome sealing the remains of the the nuclear power plant which suffered a catastrophic meltdown in 1986.

"Today we are connecting the station to the power system of Ukraine," Yevgen Varyagin, the head of Solar Chernobyl, a Ukrainian-German company behind the project, said at the launch ceremony.


At 1:23 a.m. on April 26 1986, when extremely hot nuclear fuel rods were lowered into cooling water at the nuclear plant, an immense amount of steam was created, which — because of the RBMK reactors' design flaws — created more reactivity in the nuclear core of reactor number 4. The resultant power surge caused an immense explosion that detached the 1,000-ton plate covering the reactor core, releasing radiation into the at…

NEWS ROUNDUP SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 2018

Your "private" Facebook messages are now in the hands of hackers

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS, NUMEROUS FACEBOOK USERS HAVE POSTED MESSAGES STATING THAT THEIR ACCOUNTS SEEMINGLY ARE HACKED.. THAT ODD MESSAGES ARE BEING SENT, AND THAT WEIRD FRIEND REQUESTS ARE INCOMING.

No surprise on the INTERNETS.. the hacking has been known about for days.  It has only been over the past 24 hours of time that the public has been made aware more of the seriousness of what may be in store for users....

From CNN:
On Sunday, September 16, engineers at Facebook detected some unusual activity on the social media platform's networks. It was an attack, the biggest security breach in Facebook's history. And it would take the company 11 more days to stop it.
Now, almost a week since the public was first told of the attack, we still barely know anything about what happened.
We don't know who the hackers were, or what they were looking for. We don't know whether they were targeting particular people in certain countries. We don't know how long they had access…

VENOM POISED TO STRIKE! IT'S AN OCTOBER HIT, AND A RECORD!

October 2018 is primed to get off to a record start with Sony's release of Venom debuting in a massive 4,250 locations and looking to top Gravity's $55.7 million debut back in 2013..


A STAR IS BORN!!

'VENOM' READY TO STRIKE: IMPRESSIVE WEEKEND IN 4250 THEATERS PREDICTED!

October 2018 is primed to get off to a record start with Sony's release of Venom debuting in a massive 4,250 locations and looking to top Gravity's $55.7 million debut back in 2013.

The film has been hit by poor reviews.. but at least so far they don't seem to matter in a horror-starved October opening box office...
Venom‘s haul, drawn from roughly 3,500 theaters across North America, is the top October number for preview screenings in box office history. It was followed by the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper musical drama A Star Is Born, which brought in $4.6 million between showings from Tuesday to Thursday.

ODDITIES REPORTED TO PHONES AFTER PRESIDENTIAL ALERT TEXT

Northwest’s cell networks disrupted after ‘presidential alert’ text »
For several hours Wednesday, subscribers with several networks, notably AT&T and T-Mobile, reported being unable to download data or use their apps soon after the text alert, which was sent at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Time.

“The presidential text alert went out and after that I lost all internet, Gmail, apps — everything stopped working,” said Sarah Mendivel, a medical researcher at Seattle Children’s Hospital. When Mendivel finally got through to AT&T, she was told “they didn’t know what it was,” she said in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.
Soon after the outage, both T-Mobile and AT&T reported being aware of the outages but did not know why they had occurred or when service would be fully restored, according to online news accounts. But by 5:30, AT&T was reporting the problem had been addressed.
AT&T said the presidential alert had nothing at all to do with the problems..

Soon after the outage, bo…

Death by selfie

Some 259 people worldwide have died while taking selfies, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 
Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a group of public medical colleges in New Delhi, scoured news reports on selfie deaths that occurred from October 2011 to November 2017.

A weird bigfoot encounter for your discernment

This video is not new, but it is interesting nonetheless.

It was uploaded to Youtube in 2016 and, according to the headline, took place on Christmas of 2014"

The description: A sasquatch walks around the house and yard. The dog goes after the bigfoot but runs back inside. After the animal leaves the property the family goes inside slightly frightened.

You be the judge......

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