Inktober 8th drawing from yesterday, an Atmospheric Beast. Floating, semi-solid colossi that crawl through the air and drift in and out of visibility. Said by observers to be so strange and alien it’s questionable whether they’re even organic or in fact some sort of extraterrestrial space craft.
Proposed as a sort of low-density gigantic amoeba, reports describe a variety of forms, from blob-like to tentacled and flippered. They gained a boost in public interest when popular scientist Carl Sagan offhandedly proposed that such low density life forms could potentially live in the atmosphere of a planet like Jupiter, though on earth sightings of everything from UFOs to dragons have been ascribed to their presence.
It is said that when they die, their bodies fall to earth and create a substance known as star jelly, pwdr sêr, or star-rot, a foul smelling transluscent grey gelatin sometimes found in trees and grass that quickly dissipates, though alternative explanations for this jelly include animal vomit, slime mold, and cyanobacteria leavings. Scientific testing on samples of the slime have failed to yield DNA results. This gelatinous rain of atmospheric beast carcasses has been linked to other unexplained incidents, such as that of the mysterious goo that rained down on Oakville, Washington in 1994 and made everyone who touched it sick, or the case of four policeman finding a quivering six foot splotch of jelly in 1950 that inspired the movie The Blob.
Joshua Ward House
The Joshua Ward House is one of the most haunted houses in America. Most believe the house is haunted by George Corwin, the High Sheriff, a man responsible for executing many “witches” during the infamous Salem Witch Trials.
This photo was taken by a real estate agent with a poloroid camera during a tour of the house.Many believe that this may me one of the many souls condemned to death on the grounds where Joshua Ward House now stands.
Narrator Z will admit that we initially thought that it was Oprah.
Abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans
Narrator X looks upon these pictures, and once again feels their love for abandoned places and their surreal beauty swell. Creepy, potentially haunted, and full of the somber reminder of nature’s fury, these pictures will haunt this narrator for quite some time!
In 1889 this figure was discovered in Nampa Idaho. It was found at a depth of 320’. Which predates it before the arrival of man in this part of the world. This was unmistakably made by human hands. The find has never been challenged except to say that it was impossible.
~ Common Sense in the Household : a Manual of Practical Housewifery, Marion Harland, 1872
… I wonder how well cobwebs and brown sugar actually work to stop bleeding.
But laudanum certainly fixes everything.
Because it’s opium.
The Max Headroom Video Pirate incident
On November 22 1987, in Chicago Illinois, a broadcast signal intrusion of a very strange sort occurred. On two separate television stations a still unidentified and uncaught hijacker (and accomplices) interrupted a broadcast, on each station. The hijacker, wearing a Max Headroom mask, proceeded to deliver a very strange and disorganized performance in a distorted voice. Insulting various people, talking about a bloody glove, and other strange behaviors littered the video, as the station attempted to regain it’s broadcast but failed. The reasons behind why and who did this never became clear. The video, while not strictly paranormal, was deemed by Narrator X as strange and fascinating enough to post today.
For those who enjoyed the movie, “The Conjuring,” as much as I did. Here is the true story of Annabelle.
Annabelle is real.
One of the creepiest parts of the truly scary The Conjuring is the evil possessed doll Annabelle, who makes up the cornerstone of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s spooky museum of trophies. Director James Wan redesigned Annabelle for the movie, giving her a much more disturbing appearance, but in real life Annabelle was just your run of the mill Raggedy Ann doll.
Donna got Annabelle from her mother in 1970; mom bought the used doll at a hobby store. Donna was a college student at the time, and living with a roommate named Angie, and at first neither thought the doll was anything special. But over time they noticed Annabelle seemed to move on her own; at first it was really subtle, just changes in position, the kinds of things that could be written off as the doll being jostled. But the movement increased, and within a few weeks it seemed to become fully mobile. The girls would leave the apartment with Annabelle on Donna’s bed and return home to find it on the couch.
Their friend Lou hated the doll. He thought there was something deeply wrong with it, something evil, but the girls were modern women and didn’t believe that sort of thing. There must be an explanation, they reasoned. But soon Annabelle’s actions got even weirder - Donna began to find pieces of parchment paper in the house with messages written on it. “Help us,” they would say, or “Help Lou.” Just to make the whole thing that much creepier nobody in the house had parchment paper. Where the hell was it coming from?
The escalation continued. One night Donna returned home to find Annabelle in her bed, with blood on her hands. The blood - or some sort of red liquid - seemed to be coming from the doll itself. That was enough; Donna finally agreed to bring in a medium. The sensitive sat with the doll and told the girls that long before their apartment complex had been built there had been a field on that property. A seven year old girl named Annabelle Higgins had been found dead in that field. Her spirit remained, and when the doll came into the house the girl latched on to it. She found Donna and Angie to be trustworthy. She just wanted to stay with them. She wanted to be safe with them.
Being sweet, nurturing types - they were both nursing students - Donna and Angie agreed to let Annabelle stay with them. And that’s when all hell broke loose.
Lou started having bad dreams, dreams where Annabelle was in his bed, climbing up his leg as he lay frozen, sliding up his chest to his neck and closing her stuffed hands around his throat, choking him out. He would wake up terrified, head pounding like all blood had been cut off to his brain. He was freaking out. He was worried about the girls.
A few days later he and Angie were hanging out, planning a road trip, when they heard someone moving around in Donna’s room. They froze - was it a break in? Was there an intruder in the apartment? Lou crept over to the door, listening to rustling within. He threw open the door and everything was as it should be - except Annabelle was off the bed and sitting in a corner. As he approached the doll Lou was consumed with that feeling, a burning on the back of the neck that indicates someone was staring at you and he spun around. Nobody was there. The room was empty. And then sudden pain on his chest. He looked in his shirt and saw a series of raking claw marks, rough ditches in his flesh that burned. He knew Annabelle had done it.
The weird claw marks began healing almost immediately. They were totally gone in two days. They were like no wounds any of them had ever seen before. They knew they needed more help, and they turned to an Episcopalian priest, who in turned called in Ed and Lorraine Warren.
It didn’t take the Warrens long to come to their conclusion: there was no ghost in this case. There was an inhuman spirit - a demon - attached to the doll. But they warned that the doll wasn’t possessed; demons don’t possess things, only people. It was clinging to the doll, manipulating it, in order to give the impression of a haunting. The target was really Donna’s soul.
A priest performed an exorcism on the apartment and the Warrens took possession of the doll. They put it in a bag and began the long drive home; Ed agreed to stay off the highways because there was a concern that the demon might fuck with the car, and at 65 miles an hour that would be disastrous. And sure enough, as they drove on the back roads, the engine kept cutting out, the power steering kept failing and even the brakes gave them trouble. Ed opened the bag, sprinkled the doll with holy water and the disturbances stopped… for the moment.
Ed left the doll next to his desk; it began levitating. That happened a couple of times and then it seemed to just quit, finally laying quiet. But in a couple of weeks Annabelle was back to her old tricks; she started appearing in different rooms in the Warren home. Sensing that the doll was ramping back up the Warrens called in a Catholic priest to exorcise Annabelle. The priest didn’t take it seriously, telling Annabelle “You’re just a doll. You can’t hurt anyone!” Big mistake: on his way home the priest’s brakes failed, and his car was totaled in a horrible accident. He survived.
Eventually the Warrens built a locked case for Annabelle, and she resides there to this day. The locked case seems to have kept the doll from moving around, but it seems like that whatever terrible entity is attached to it is still there, waiting. Biding its time. Ready for the day when it can again be free.
Hello dear readers, it’s your good friend, Narrator X again! This time, i’m going to teach you good little boys and girls how to summon a wandering spirit! this summoning game comes from Japan, and is considered both incredibly spooky, and dangerous!
(disclaimer: one should always take care when summoning spirits, Narrator X wouldn’t want any of their beloved readers to become the walking meat puppet of an unsavory soul.)
- A stuffed , limbed doll
- Delicious Rice
- A needle and red threat
- Sharp edged object
- cup of salt
- hiding place.
- take the cotton out of the doll, stuff it with rice
- clip some of your nails, put them in the doll and sew it shut.
- tie up the doll with the rest of the tread
- Fill your tub
- put a cup of salt water inside your hiding place
Now to start this!!
- Name your dolly (not your name)
- Wait till 3 AM, and tell the doll “(your name) is the first it” three times
- put the doll into the bathtub
- turn off all the lights in your house, get in your hiding spot, and click on your tele
- count to ten, with eyes closed, then go into the bathroom with your bladed object
- say to the doll “i’ve found you (doll name) and stab it with the tool.
- then you put the doll down, run to your hiding place and hide
When you want to call it quits
- pour half the cup of salty water into your mouth (no swallowing) and crawl out from your hiding place. Start looking around for the doll. don’t spit out the water no matter what.
- when you find the doll, pour the rest of your salt water over it and spray the salt water out of your mouth and onto it.
- say you win three times.
- This should end the ritual. after which you have to dry, burn, and discard the doll after.
Please read these important reminders from my source for this information. The important information is near the bottom, and i will summerize it for you. ( Source is: http://sayainunderworld.blogspot.com/2008/09/one-man-hide-and-seek.html )
- finish the ritual. Don’t stop halfway through. It’s dangerous
- don’t leave the house till you finish the ritual
- all lights must be off
- keep quiet while hiding
- you only need to put the salt water in your mouth during the finishing ritual
- if you’re living with someone , they may be put in danger because of you.
- don’t continue the ritual for more than an hour or two
- Keep all your doors unlocked for safety,and keep friends nearby so they can help you. Keep a phone nearby
Narrator X is also not responsible, as the source says, for your safety or what happens to you if you attempt this. Anything that happens is your own doing, and Narrator X is giving all they can to ensure you are well informed.
Best of luck , to you all! Narrator X wishes the best…and please, if any of you wind up possessed, please, tell your inhabiting spirit to continue visiting our blog….we do love your visitations.
Anything you see during those hours that appears to be a corpse is therefore not one.
(Source: Flickr / kenjonbro)