Saturday, 25 August 2018

Family hiding from werewolves

There is a story about a "pack of werewolves" who terrorised a family in Palmyra, Maine.
It happened one night, the Martin family were enjoying an evening at home during Memorial Day with some coffee. The head of the household, Eric, also an experienced hunter, had an injury at work that made him leave his job and move out into the area. The house that he picked was quiet, surrounded by beautiful forests and peaceful. His wife Shelley discovered the house first of all and she was going to care for her husband. Their older kids, Eric and Chelsea, helped out. Chelsea invited her boyfriend Nathan that weekend. They enjoyed going for walks with the dogs, and it was during this evening that Eric and Shelley sat on the porch, enjoying the coffee and first seeing the strangeness.
Dozens of shining eyes gleamed in the darkness by the trees. All of those eyes were staring at them. Eric and Shelley went inside the house quickly, to avoid being outside with whatever lurked out there. All of Eric's guns were locked away outside in a barn. Shelley locked the doors and closed the windows.
Eric decided to go out and reach for the car, but then an outdoor light switched on, bringing himself to the attention of the beasts from the forest. He saw one of them, a very large unknown animal. Eric, frightened, ran to the house. They phoned the police asking for help, but they were told to just stay indoors. The family looked out of the upstairs window and they could see a number of large shapes with glowing eyes prowling just outside of the house. They were worried that those creatures might break in through the windows, or kick down the doors. With the guns locked away in a barn outside, and no police were coming out to help, this family kept inside, watching the creatures outside.
The family fell asleep. By morning, the creatures were all gone. However, they discovered their own pet dogs were cowering in a small downstairs corner. The creatures didn't only scare the humans but also frightened the dogs.
In an interview with Cryptomundo, Shelley Martin described that night in vivid detail. I will make some quotes by Shelley here and then post a link to the full interview.

"And all I could think of – the leg, the thigh going down to the leg – the thigh reminded me of a kangaroo, and the foot, what was odd about it, it had a very long arch and a heel like a human. And then it walked on – they didn’t really look like toes as much as they looked like canine paws. With very long nails sticking out of it".
 "Their eyes were huge, and they were a greenish-yellow fluorescent – bright. And the bridge of their nose was about seven inches. They were about seven feet tall. We measured from where he was standing by that ten-foot door".
"You could hear them moving around. I don’t know if they were talking to each other, or what was going on. They were making these demonic noises and it was like almost a growl, but it was a communication noise". 

The above are quotes by Shelley Martin. To read the rest of the interview in full go here and visit the link:     

So what to make of that? This is very strange. I'm not going to say if what they witnessed was real. It might've happened to them and what they experienced was frightening but had they seen exactly what they thought were werewolves? Could they have been mistaken? Could those have been just regular animals like common grey wolves? It was dark, and senses are higher at night, making people feel fragile and more scared. If what they saw is real, then what does it mean?
I believe there are plenty of things science can't explain and doesn't know about. I'll be the first to say that werewolves appeared in that forest in view of the Martin family although it must be said, this isn't the first time incidents like this has happened. More reports around the world of "werewolves" being sighted are being uncovered, now that we're in the age of the internet and more stories like these are becoming available to see.
Paranormal Witness the TV series made an episode based on the experience of the Martin family in an episode called "The Wolf Pack".
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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Poison for the Fairies

This Summer fairytale horror film is "Poison for the Fairies" made in 1984. It was directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada, and stars Ana Patricia Rojo and Elsa Maria Gutierrez.
Forget the magic of Harry Potter and the sweet natured characters of The Worst Witch, these children in Poison for the Fairies are far more scary. This film is classed as a Horror or gothic, but I must say that it's basically an earthy and scenic film instead of a gory show with special effects.
The story centres on two girls. One is Flavia, a shy new girl that arrives to the school and is befriended by the class witch named Veronica. Flavia is eager to learn what Veronica knows. Veronica tells Flavia that she's really a witch and an owl tells her things. She pulled a joke on her classmates bringing in a snake and then blamed it on Flavia. She told Flavia that her name "Flavia" is a spider's name. Owch! Veronica wanted to have Flavia's favourite doll and then she took an uncanny dark interest in Flavia's new puppy. Veronica's parents are dead, and when asked if she misses them, she replied a sudden "No".
Veronica has an elderly grandmother who resembles a witch. She's given fairytale books, and is told that fairies are scared of witches. So Veronica's next quest is to kill fairies. She wants her friend to help her do that. We journey into a cemetery and a swamp, looking for toads, spiders, lizards and snakes' shedded skin. Apart from the witchy brew side of things, Veronica bullies Flavia throughout the film. If you want screenshots with a few cool quotes from this pretty witch film, visit Just Screenshots "Poison for the Fairies" page.
I rate this 7/10.
Favourite quote by a 10 year old Veronica is: "I want to be the most wicked witch of all".
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Friday, 17 August 2018

Names of the Full Moon

 Art by Minah Kim 

This August 2018 will experience a full sturgeon moon for three nights in a row. This will be on the 25th, 26th and the 27th August. Surprisingly August moons are associated with the best season for fishing because sturgeons were in abundance in lakes and rivers. Other names for the August full moon is a "Green Corn Moon" by the Cherokee. "Young Ducks Moon" by the Cree. And "Black Cherries moon" by various other tribes. There is also "Corn moon" and "Grain moon" by the English. "Dispute moon" by the Celts. "Lightning Moon" and "Wyrt moon" by Pagans and Wiccans. More moon names are as follows of 2018:
January 1st - Wolf moon
January 31st - Snow moon
March 1st - Worm moon
March 31st - Sap moon
April 29th - Pink moon
May 29th - Flower moon
June 28th - Strawberry moon
July 27th - Buck moon
August 26th - Sturgeon moon
September 24th - Harvest moon
October 24th - Hunter's moon
November 23rd - Beaver moon
December 22nd - Cold moon 

Moon names by Native American tribes

More moon names at Celtic myth moon

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

The Funhouse

"The Funhouse" is a 1981 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper, starring Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin and Kevin Conway. A book version called The Funhouse was written by Dean Koontz, and set in 1955.
The film starts off with scary puppets during the beginning credits. The family house consists of two parents, a teenaged girl Amy and her little brother Joey who enjoys creepy things. As his practical joke upset his big sister too much, he wasn't allowed to go to the carnival that just arrived in town. Amy was expecting her date, Buzz, to arrive and take her out to the cinema. She told her parents about it, and they warned her not to go to that carnival because of two murders that happened before.
Buzz convinces Amy to go to the carnival, which makes Amy feel apprehensive and they meet up with friends Liz and Richie. Everyone is smoking a joint while Amy is still feeling nervous. When they got to the carnival, Amy soon forgot her fears and enjoyed herself. Meanwhile, Joey desperately wants to go to the carnival and he slipped out into the night, without his parents knowing. He sneaked away and had a fun time while looking for his sister. Amy and her friends ended up staying overnight at the carnival, inside the Funhouse ride, which is like a ghost train. They hide inside the walls, and peep at the carnival staff doing creepy things and it just so happened that they watched a murder. The film itself has jump scares. There are weird animals, annoying props, flashing lights, creeps, a monster, plenty of screaming and gruesome scenes.
I rate this 6/10
Howls ^^

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The paranormal British Bulldog

The guardian spirits of the British Isles are the paranormal Black Dogs. There are so many rich and diverse sightings of these dogs, who range from the size of a greyhound to the size of a horse, some with red eyes, others with yellow or green eyes. These dogs are black as shadow with shaggy fur, and very sharp long fangs. People have been seeing them from today and across time as far back as before the Romans came. These dog entities have a fearsome reputation, the bringers of doom and death, while also they can linger around graveyards, guard temples, stroll through country lanes and even protect people from danger.
One of the most interesting articles about the subject that I've read is from Brent Swancer, and the page is found at Mysterious Universe. It's titled "The Black Hellhounds of the United Kingdom". The link is: 
The animal icon of the British Isles is the bulldog. This trend started in the 18th Century when political cartoonists added bulldogs beside Britannia and the lion. The term "Bulldog spirit" appeared in Victorian times and was used often again during the First World War to boost morale. While this looks so ordinary, the icon is "only" a symbol, they say.
A bulldog is a very muscular broad shouldered dog with a flat nose and a short legs. They're quite an old breed too. These dogs are strong enough to defend their human families from large predators. They have always been a favourite breed of dog over the centuries and even in ancient Greece for being guardians of the home and defenders of farm animals. The earliest ancestor of that breed is a mollosus dog, now extinct. These mollosus dogs protected herds of sheep, cattle and goats from wolves.
As long as the breed of dog has been favoured by peoples, the stories of the creepy Black Dog entities appear. A landscape as the British Isles, full of folklore and reports of the supernatural Black Dogs is also a home of the Black Dog where the bulldog is the icon of Britain. While other countries have mysterious hell hounds and Black Dogs, werewolves, dogmen and others, the British Isles are isolated and filled with spirits like this, with many layers upon layers of old accounts to the newest reports and sightings.
Is the British Bulldog icon really just a friendly familiar symbol as was meant to be? Or could it be the disguised phantom Black Dog showing up in the human psyche? The British Isles from Scotland, Wales, England and all of the islands around it are so full of fairytales, folklore, sightings and stories of the spooky Black Dog. The Black Dog is not just a demon, it's also a guardian. Each region has their own names for these dog spirits. So it's telling that the animal symbol of the entire British Isles is a dog!

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Night Shadow

The film "Night Shadow" (1989) is a werewolf film directed by Randolph Cohlan, and starring Brenda Vance, Rick Scott and Stuart Quan.
A TV journalist decides to have a break from her job and life in L.A. to visit her family home in a small town. She passes a strange broken down car with a creepy looking man stood beside it staring straight at her. However, an old man was unfortunate to offer the stranger a lift later on, much to his own doom. The stranger leaves a trail of blood and dead bodies. While local police are trying to investigate it, there is strife going on with bitterness between the sheriff and deputy and mayor. The journalist is reunited with her younger brother and godmother. Her brother is a kick boxer who has two friends who play tricks and enjoy going out drinking, much will get them into trouble when they come across weird stuff in a motel room where stranger keeps blood, books and rotten meat full of worms. The stranger in town is the werewolf who appears and disappears, but is full of thunder and lightning.
Entertaining late 80's popcorn horror on low budget with some laughs and confusing things. Plenty to wonder about, such as why the police never traced this odd werewolf much earlier.
I rate this movie a 3/10.
Most amusing part was the biker gang fight.
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