As you make your way into the annual Halloween party in your costume (you saw a few people refused admittance without one) you spot the promised band ‘Frankie Stein and the Four Shrouds tuning up in one corner of the stage. Lethal and Impish are standing near by in their costumes for Diaman to take a photo of. Lethal is dressed in a New England Patriots uniform, cowboy boots and spurs, while Impish wear that of the Indianapolis Colts…with one curious addition, a saddle on his back. This puzzles you until Lethal leaps into it yelling something about putting the spurs to Impish the same way the Pats did the Colts 2 weeks ago. Impish grumbles something about deflating Lethal’s balls under his breath but is cut off when they notice the arrival of the last of the guests.
Lethal makes to start his opening remarks when suddenly Impish busts out in guffaws at what ever the security guard who had been approaching them showed him. At Lethal’s raised eyebrow and perturbed body language Impish gestures for the guard to show Lethal what ever it is that has rendered him speechless due to laughter.
Lethal steps down from the podium and you can hear over the live mic the faint mummer of a hasty conversation from the security guard and then Lethal’s responding “Show me” just before the sound of Irish laughter intermingled with the words,”BEGORRAH! I don’t bloody well care who you are, that’s funny right there, but HELLS NO! he doesn’t get in dressed like that! I don’t care if he is one of the original DragonLaffs readers from way back. That’s not a costume, it IS funnier than shit, but not a costume.”
Lethal resumes is position at the podium, “Sorry about that folks, as Impish warned you on Saturday there is a strict mandatory costume policy for this celebration and while we’ve allowed a great deal of leeway and creative interpretation this just does make the cut:”
His name is apparently ‘Bob’ and he claims to be a founding reader of DragonLaffs from back when Impish managed the issues via his email program.
Allegedly he came as ‘Impish Dragon’, the hat constituting his ‘dragon wings’ and the cigar representing the smoke curling out a dragons nose was well as the fiery breath aspect. I’m not entirely sure but I think the legend on the hat is some sort of subtle message or commentary on something or other.
Apparently he claims he would have worn his blue T-shirt to complete the outfit but that it was currently stained with Pizza sauce and wanted to be cut slack for that.
You ask me, the blue T-shirt pizza sauce and all would have lent a heck of a lot of credibility to his costume because of the pizza sauce, something which Impish is frequently seen wearing in large quantity!
Just two foot notes before we commence the celebrating:
1.) Party ends Sundown on Saturday, which is Halloween. Halloween in a magical place like DL/LL Digital Media HQ can be extremely hazardous for you mundanes. You have been forewarned and please note we will NOT be responsible for anything you experience or any mysterious disappearances of readers after Sundown Saturday.
2.) Because if I attempt to stuff anything further into this issue it may quite literally explode, our recounting of events concerning Impish and myself will resume on Saturday with Impish’s issue once again. Tune in Saturday to see what happens when Mrs. Dragon gets out of the ghostbusters trap and if I can talk Impish out of the mess I put him in in the first place.
OK enough talking! Eat, Drink,
Put the make on Ginny err that is Make Mary and generally Party Hardy- but only to excess!
Study: Psychopaths take their coffee black
People who like bitter foods such as black coffee, radishes more likely to possess antisocial traits, study says.
People who take their coffee black are more likely to possess antisocial and psychotic personality traits, according to a study published in the journal Appetite.
The University of Innsbruck in Austria study included around 1,000 people and found that subjects who preferred bitter notes in their food and beverages scored higher on questionnaires that assessed “Machiavellianism,” a word used in psychology to describe people with psychopathic, narcissistic and sadistic personality traits, reports the Huffington Post.
The data was was self-reported, which is an unreliable metric, but researchers hope their study will prompt further investigation into links between eating habits and psychological traits, reports the Huffington Post.
HALLOWEEN SCARE PRANK – DEVIL’S DAUGHTER
The gates of hell have begun to lift open as we get closer to Halloween. Devil’s Daughter has traveled to our world.
Halloween by the numbers
Consumers will spend $6.9 billion this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation
64: Percent of Americans who plan to celebrate Halloween this year
41.2 million: Potential trick-or-treaters ages 5-14 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
$74.34: The average amount Americans will spend on candy, costumes, and decorations.
$2.1 billion: Projected spending on Halloween candy in the U.S. in 2015.
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” premiered 49 years ago
49.5 million: Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2014.
12.9: Percent of owners who plan to dress up their pets this year. For scary cats and dogs, the costume to beat is a pumpkin.
11: Years in a row that a witch has been the number one adult Halloween costume in the U.S.
$255 million: U.S. Box office earnings of horror movies in 2014.
Famous ghosts the world has no idea how to explain
Child at the Railroad Crossing
Several children were killed at a railroad crossing located in San Antonia, Texas. Locals will tell you that their ghosts still linger at the spot, and will push idle cars across the track – even though the path is uphill.
The Grey Lady of Hampton Court
A ghostly figure was caught on surveillance slamming doors near one of King Henry the VIII’s favorite spots. Some say it’s Henry’s 5th wife, Catherine Howard, who was dragged out screaming after being accused of adultery.
The Madonna of Bachelor’s Grove
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, located in Illinois, is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the world. This picture depicts a lady resting on a bench, but there wasn’t anyone else in the cemetery at the time.
Back Seat Driver
This famous ghost photograph was taken in 1959 by Mable Chinnery. After visiting the grave of her mother, Mable turned and took a picture of her husband, who was waiting for her in the car.
Lord of the Chair
Lord Combermere was killed by a horse drawn carriage back in 1891. While waiting for the family to return from the funeral, the photographer snapped this photo of Combermere’s favorite chair.
The Ghost of Boothill Graveyard
Terry Clanton snapped a photo of his friend dressed as a cowboy in a famous Arizona graveyard. When he had the photos developed, he was shocked to see a man dressed as a cowboy in the background. “I know there was no other person in this photograph when I shot it,” Clanton insists.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion Ghost
A 2009 YouTube video — presumably of Disneyland surveillance footage — shows a grim grinning ghost cruising around Diseyland’s Haunted Mansion and Rivers of America areas after hours. The Park was totally empty, giving him plenty of space to roam around the sidewalks and grass. He even walks on water near the end of the tape.
The Ghost of Grandpas Past
Denise Russell snapped a photo of her grandmother and claims she inadvertently captured her deceased grandfather in the background.
Amityville Horror Ghost
Not everyone realizes that the movie was inspired by real events that happened to a family on Long Island. This picture was discovered among evidence taken by actual demonologists [Ed & Elizabeth Warren – L.L.] who investigated the house in 1976. No children were present in the house at the time.
I can see why the adult witch costume is so heavily favored these last 11 years given the trend toward smaller costumes can’t you? Also tells me why Hillary is always in such a foul mood… she must look like hell in her costume!
All Hallow’s Eve, which later became known as Halloween, is celebrated on the night before All Saints’ Day, November 1. Use this simple prayer service in conjunction with Halloween festivities to mark the Christian roots of this festival.
Halloween or Hallowe’en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows’ Eve revolves around the theme of using “humor and ridicule to confront the power of death.”
According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising”), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although most no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
Well THAT certainly goes a long way to explaining Ginny, Diaman, Mrs. Dragon and Molly’s love of Halloween then!
The Top 5 Rejected Morals for Aesop’s Fables
5. Never trust a farmer who shows you his ass.
4. A fool and his money are usually running for president.
3. A man is known by the company he bankrupts.
2.. Bros before hoes.
And the Number One Rejected Moral for an Aesop’s Fable…
- He who bets on Patriots will soon have his hopes deflated.
We hang the petty thieves AND appoint the great ones to public office ~Aesop~
Ut-oh! Hillary is trying to intimidate her way into the White House residence again!
Me too Maxine, me too!
Better Than Sex Cake
Diabetically and/or dietetically friendly this cake isn’t. It has 531 cal. & 46g of Sugar per serving which is 1/12th the cake or a 3” x 3” square. It also just might (for some) live up to it’s name.
- 10 1/4 ounces German chocolate cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (16 ounce) jars caramel topping ( OR butterscotch topping)
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
- 1 (8 ounce) bags toffee pieces ( or bits)
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Make and bake cake as directed on package in a 9 x 13 pan.
- Poke top of warm cake every 1/2″ with handle of wooden spoon.
- Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over cake and let stand until milk has absorbed into cake.
- Drizzle with caramel or butterscotch topping.
- Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake.
- Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until cake has chilled.
- Spread cool whip over top of cake.
- Sprinkle with toffee chips.
- Store cake covered, in the refrigerator.
Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans across the U.S.
According to Mexican folklore, the gates of heaven open at midnight on Nov. 1 and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours.
The next day, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy what has been prepared for them.
The timeline is not strictly adhered to, however, and many begin celebrating on Oct. 31.
Sugar skulls are made and used for decorating altars. Often, the name of the deceased is painted on the forehead.
Some people combine Halloween and Día de los Muertos.
For practitioners, Día de los Muertos is a very happy and festive holiday that celebrates the lives of people they love who have gone on.
In Modern Irish the name is Samhain [ˈsˠaunʲ], (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ SOW-in Irish pronunciation: [sˠaunʲ]) in Scottish Gaelic Samhainn/Samhuinn [ˈsaũ.iɲ], and in Manx Gaelic Sauin. These are also the names of November in each language, shortened from Mí na Samhna (Irish), Mì na Samhna (Scottish Gaelic) and Mee Houney (Manx). The night of 31 October (Halloween) is Oíche Shamhna (Irish), Oidhche Shamhna (Scottish Gaelic) and Oie Houney (Manx), all meaning “Samhain night”. 1 November, or the whole festival, may be called Lá Samhna (Irish), Là Samhna (Scottish Gaelic) and Laa Houney (Manx), all meaning “Samhain day”. It is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.
Traditionally, Samhain is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November, which is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany).
Samhain is believed to have pagan origins and there is evidence it has been an important date since ancient times. The Mound of the Hostages, a Neolithic passage tomb at the Hill of Tara, is aligned with the Samhain sunrise. It is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and many important events in Irish mythology happen or begin on Samhain. It was the time when cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and when livestock were slaughtered for the winter. As at Beltane, special bonfires were lit. These were deemed to have protective and cleansing powers and there were rituals involving them. Samhain (like Beltane) was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world. Most scholars see the Aos Sí as remnants of the pagan gods and nature spirits. It was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left for them. The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. Mumming and guising were part of the festival, and involved people going door-to-door in costume (or in disguise), often reciting verses in exchange for food. The costumes may have been a way of imitating, or disguising oneself from, the Aos Sí. Divination rituals were also a big part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples. In the late 19th century, Sir John Rhys and Sir James Frazer suggested that it was the “Celtic New Year”, and this view has been repeated by some other scholars.
In the 9th century AD, the Early Church shifted the date of All Saints’ Day to 1 November, while 2 November later became All Souls’ Day. Over time, Samhain and All Saints’/All Souls’ merged to create the modern Halloween. Historians have used the name ‘Samhain’ to refer to Gaelic ‘Halloween’ customs up until the 19th century.
Since the latter 20th century, Celtic neopagans and Wiccans have observed Samhain, or something based on it, as a religious holiday. Neopagans in the Southern Hemisphere often celebrate Samhain at the other end of the year (about 1 May).
13 Halloween Superstitions & Traditions Explained
Halloween may seem like it’s all about costumes and candy, but the holiday — which is relatively new to America, having only become popular in the early 1900s — has its roots in pagan beliefs. Dating back about 2,000 years, Halloween marked the Celtic New Year and was originally called Samhain, which translates to “summer’s end” in Gaelic.
Some Halloween traditions, such as carving Jack-o’-lanterns, are based on Irish folklore and have been carried on throughout the centuries, while others, such as candy corn, are more modern Halloween additions. Read on to find out the meaning behind 13 spooky Halloween staples, including spiders, witches and trick-or-treating.
Often used as symbols of bad luck, black cats grace many Halloween decorations. The black cat’s bad reputation dates back to the Dark Ages, when witch hunts were commonplace. Elderly, solitary women were often accused of witchcraft, and their pet cats were said to be their “familiars,” or demonic animals that had been given to them by the devil.
Another medieval myth told that Satan turned himself into a cat when socializing with witches. But nowadays, black cats aren’t synonymous with bad luck and mischief everywhere — in Ireland, Scotland and England, it’s considered good luck for a black cat to cross your path.
A fun fall activity, carving Jack-o’-lanterns actually has its roots in a sinister, tragic fable. Celtic folklore tells the tale of a drunken farmer named Jack who tricked the devil, but his trickery resulted in him being turned away from both the gates of heaven and hell after he died. Having no choice but to wander around the darkness of purgatory, Jack made a lantern from a turnip and a burning lump of coal that the devil had tossed him from hell.
Jack, the story goes, used the lantern to guide his lost soul; as such, the Celts believed that placing Jack-o’-lanterns outside would help guide lost spirits home when they wander the streets on Halloween. Originally made using a hollowed-out turnip with a small candle inside, Jack-o’-lanterns’ frightening carved faces also served to scare evil spirits away. When the Irish potato famine of 1846 forced Irish families to flee to North America, the tradition came with them. Since turnips were hard to come by in the states at the time, pumpkins were used as a substitute.
Medieval folklore also described bats as witches’ familiars, and seeing a bat on Halloween was considered to be quite an ominous sign. One myth was that if a bat was spotted flying around one’s house three times, it meant that someone in that house would soon die. Another myth was that if a bat flew into your house on Halloween, it was a sign that your house was haunted because ghosts had let the bat in.
A common source of fear, spiders make for creepy, crawly Halloween staples. They join the ranks of bats and black cats in folklore as being evil companions of witches during medieval times. One superstition held that if a spider falls into a candle-lit lamp and is consumed by the flame, witches are nearby. And if you spot a spider on Halloween, goes another superstition, it means that the spirit of a deceased loved one is watching over you.
The stereotypical image of the haggard witch with a pointy black hat and warty nose stirring a magical potion in her cauldron actually stems from a pagan goddess known as “the crone,” who was honored during Samhain. The crone was also known as “the old one” and the “Earth mother,” who symbolized wisdom, change, and the turning of the seasons. Today, the kind, all-knowing old crone has morphed into the menacing, cackling witch.
The pagan Celts believed that after death, all souls went into the crone’s cauldron, which symbolized the Earth mother’s womb. There, the souls awaited reincarnation, as the goddess’ stirring allowed for new souls to enter the cauldron and old souls to be reborn. That image of the cauldron of life has now been replaced by the steaming, bubbling, ominous brew.
The witch’s broomstick is another superstition that has its roots in medieval myths. The elderly, introverted women that were accused of witchcraft were often poor and could not afford horses, so they navigated through the woods on foot with the help of walking sticks, which were sometimes substituted by brooms.
English folklore tells that during night-time ceremonies, witches rubbed a “flying” potion on their bodies, closed their eyes and felt as though they were flying. The hallucinogenic ointment, which caused numbness, rapid heartbeat and confusion, gave them the illusion that they were soaring through the sky.
In olden times, it was believed that during Samhain, the veil between our world and the spirit world was thinnest, and that the ghosts of the deceased could mingle with the living. The superstition was that the visiting ghosts could disguise themselves in human form, such as a beggar, and knock on your door during Samhain asking for money or food. If you turned them away empty-handed, you risked receiving the wrath of the spirit and being cursed or haunted.
Another Celtic myth was that dressing up as a ghoul would fool the evil spirits into thinking that you were one of them so that they would not try to take your soul. In the U.S., trick-or-treating became a customary Halloween tradition around the late 1950s, after it was brought over by Irish immigrants in the early 1900s.
Colors Orange & Black
The traditional Halloween colors of orange and black actually stem from the pagan celebration of autumn and the harvest, with orange symbolizing the colors of the crops and turning leaves, while black marks the “death” of summer and the changing season. Over time, green, purple and yellow have also been introduced into the color scheme of Halloween decorations.
Many have the idea that Halloween is a night of trickery and pranks. The ancient Celts celebrated Samhain with bonfires and jokes, but by the 20s and 30s, the celebrations got more rowdy. Acts of vandalism, possibly due to the tension of the Great Depression, became more and more common. Adults began to hand out candy to curb the trouble, reigniting the forgotten tradition of trick-or-treating. This successfully replaced most of the mischief, so now October 30th is the official night to wreak havoc.
Candy apples are popular Halloween treats, and the sugary fruit on a stick was handed out during the early days of trick-or-treating in North America — before concerns over unwrapped candy became an issue. Today, candy apples can be covered in caramel or chocolate with nuts, as well as in the classic, shiny red syrup.
The fusion of Celtic and Roman traditions is behind Halloween’s candy-apple staple. Samhain was around the time of the Roman festival honoring Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees. The goddess is often symbolized by an apple, so the fruit became synonymous with Samhain celebrations of the harvest.
Bobbing for Apples
In ancient times, the apple was viewed as a sacred fruit that could be used to predict the future. Bobbing for apples is one of the traditional games used for fortune-telling on Halloween night. It was believed that the first person to pluck an apple from the water-filled bucket without using their hands would be the first to marry.
If the bobber lucked out and caught an apple on the first try, it meant that they would experience true love, while those who got an apple after many tries would be fickle in their romantic endeavors. Another myth was that if a girl put her bobbed apple under her pillow on Halloween night, she would dream about her future husband.
Most people believe that the scarecrow was invented to keep birds away from the field’s crops, but some scholars believe that the idea originated in ancient times when a man was sacrificed to appease the gods and insure a great harvest. The man was believed to have been hung up over the fields. Yikes.
16 MYSTERIOUS Photos That Should Not Exist
The truth is stranger than fiction. Some things just can’t be explained. It’s like when you see it, you end up thinking that there must be a tear in the fabric of reality, something that shouldn’t even be possible in the first place.
The whole question of ‘what if?’ comes up whenever we see something that probably should not have existed at all, and it’s strange and unsettling, and exciting at the same time.
These photos of unexplained events and mysteries, while they do exist, knowing the circumstances of what’s in there, they shouldn’t be.
Prepare to be mind blown.
1. The Hinterkaifeck Murders
In 1922, what became one of the most mysterious murders that have remained a cold case until today, happened in the farmstead of Hinterkaifeck, which was in between the towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen in Bavaria. On March 31, the six occupants of the house were killed with a mattock. Since the incident, a hundred people were questioned, but, unfortunately, no one was arrested. It wasn’t because it was a brutal murder that it was, it was because how it happened was so strange.
2. The Skunk Ape
Sometimes, it’s so amazing how many more creatures remain undiscovered. In 2000, the Sarasota County Florida Sheriff’s Department received two photographs from an unknown woman of what seemed to be a skunk ape along with a letter saying that she found it in her backyard, and thought that it was an orangutan that escaped.
3. The Phoenix Lights
And the theme from the X-Files starts playing in our heads as we look at this photo. On March 13, 1997, people from Arizona, Nevada, and in Senora, Mexico suddenly witnessed a series of strange lights in the skies, coming from unidentified flying objects. It was said that it happened twice on different occasions, one being a set of lights that formed a triangle that passed over in the skies. However, the US Air Force clarified that the triangular formation of lights were flares that were fired by the aircraft that was doing a training exercise over at the Barry Goldwater Ranch in Arizona. The first formation of lights remains unknown. Get any chills yet?
4. The Madonna With St. Giovannino
Looks like questioning the existence of life outside of earth goes way back to the 15th century, when this painting was made. If you look closely, there is a detail above Mary’s right shoulder, that looks like an object that is shaped like a disc. And below the disc is a man looking up, and next to him would be his dog. This looks like something from an episode of Doctor Who.
5. The Battle Of LA
On February 26, 1942, a photo that was said to show some extra-terrestrial life forms visiting Earth was published in the LA Times, that those lights were search lights that were fixed upon an alien spacecraft. But, apparently the photo had already been edited by a photo retoucher before it was published. The question still stands, nevertheless, on whether or not it was real.
6. A Fifth Thumb
When you see it, you’ll want to look away. Four kids are posing for a photo, and there seemed to be another hand in a thumbs up behind the head of the kid wearing black. What makes it creepy is that the person who took the photo said that no one else was there when they took the picture. The person also said that there was a chance that the fifth thumb belonged to a kid who died months before and who was supposedly friends with the kids.
7. A Time Traveler
This photo was taken in 1941, during a reopening of the South Forks Bridge in Canada. Among all the faces in the crowd, there seems to be one person that seems to stick out like a sore thumb. A man in sunglasses and what seems to be wearing a cardigan over a shirt. While some say that the person was a hipster who knew how to travel through time, there are also some claims that the man in the photo was John Turner, who was really a time traveler. Or perhaps he was a companion of The Doctor?
8. The Newby Church Ghost
A figure that looks like a dementor is seen in this photo that was taken by Rev. KF Lord of Newby Church in North Yorkshire, England back in 1963. While some are skeptical that maybe it’s only edited and a result of double exposure, there’s always that chance that it might be real.
9. Martian Spirals
While we’ve all recently discovered that there is water on the red planet, back in 2004, we weren’t so sure. There were tiny formations that were shaped like blueberries in the planet’s soil. At the latter part of 2012, another photo was taken, showing the spirals in bigger numbers, which back then, showed the possibility of water being present. But we really can’t be sure, can we?
10. The Babushka Lady
During the assassination of JFK back in 1963, there was a woman standing in the crowd with a camera. She was then referred to as the Babushka Lady. She was standing by and was supposedly taking photos of the tragic incident. Even in the footages of the assassination, she was also seen, holding a camera. Unfortunately, she never spoke up and turned what she found in, nor were the FBI able to track her down.
11. The Hook Island Sea Monster
Sometimes, we get so preoccupied with what could be up in the sky that we tend to forget that there are also stranger creatures that may be living under the sea. The wife of a man named Le Serrec discovered a strange creature that was shaped like a tadpole under the water in the lagoon back on December 12, 1964. It was said to measure up to 30 feet long, and the more photos they took and the more chances they got to take a closer look, they decided to film it. The creature turned out to be bigger than they thought it would be, measuring up to 75 feet long. It was never seen again since that day.
12. The Black Knight
It seems like something that could be seen from a sci-fi movie. The Black Knight was a satellite that was also the first ever man-made satellite back in the 60’s that reported unidentified objects and the polar orbit. Neither the US nor the Soviet Union was able to do something like it at that time. The Black Knight satellite was reported to appear and disappear from time to time ever since. This strange object, however, remained unidentified and was said to only be a piece of scrap. However, during the 1930’s, astronomers reported unknown radio signals that may be probably coming from The Black Knight.
13. Another Time Traveler
And this time, the supposed time traveler has a cellphone. Charlie Chaplin’s film, “The Circus” premiered in 1928, however, like in a photo we mentioned previously, this may serve as another piece of evidence that time travel may be possible. The DVD extras of the film included some more short films and photos from the premiere. One photo, in particular, showed a woman who seemed to be talking on a mobile phone. Although some claimed that the woman was using an ear trumpet, it doesn’t make sense as the woman was also laughing and talking into it.
14. The Baltic Anomaly
Another one of the most famous unsolved mysteries in the world would be this giant anomaly at the bottom of the Baltic sea. Some divers found an unidentified 60-foot disc back in 2012. A lot of speculations came up, some saying it was a UFO spacecraft, broken down submarine used by the Nazis, or even a plug that led to the underworld.
15. A Pyramid On The Moon
Photographs can sometimes trick our eyes into seeing something else. However, there’s no denying that what can be found there is there. The Apollo 17 managed to capture some photographs on the moon on its last flight, and apart from issues with light exposure as well as noise, there are pyramid-like structures that could be seen.
16. Solway Firth Spaceman
Another creepy photo showing what shouldn’t be there despite being very visible. On May 23, 1964, a firefighter named Jim Templeton thought of taking photos of his five-year-old daughter during their day trip. Keep in mind that the only other people that around were old ladies sitting at the car at the far end. Back in 2002, Jim Templeton sent a letter to the Daily Mail, saying that he took three photos of his daughter Elizabeth posing the same way and was surprised when after he had the pictures developed, he saw the middle photo, showing what looked like a spaceman in the background. Jim actually never saw the figure until after he had them developed. To make it stranger, the people in Kodak said it was a genuine photo.
The Annual Halloween Costume Party is in full swing. The range, imagination, interpretation creativity as well as amount of effort that has gone into some of the costumes is nothing short of mind boggling. The average Cos Play convention has nothing on this party. A good time appears to being had by all. Even Impish has gotten over his grump about Lethal’s insistence on their costume for the party and admits he did wager choice of the costume on the football game.
Suddenly one of the windows bursts open and in flies a half dozen of the largest fairies you have ever seen. Their leader dressed in what appears to be armor fashioned from discarded water bottles must stand nearly a foot tall. The others are similarly attired and roughly 6 to 8 inches high. It’s hard to get a clear look because they are flitting around nervously. The big one is calling out “Fairiefather! Fairiefather!” while zipping back and forth among the revelers.
Lethal nudges Impish and says “A wee lift if you please, the page is for me and if those fairies hit the serving line we’ll be out of eats for hours.”
“What from those 6? And what’s this ‘Fairiefather’ thing about?”
“No those 6 are the command vanguard for about six thousand of their brethren, Dresden bought his Fairie Army with him incase we had more trouble. As for the ‘Fairiefather’ thing, ‘tis a long story but will suffice to say for the moment you should view it as something akin to Marlon Brando’s Godfather…in all its connotations.”
By now Lethal is astride the saddle on Impish’s back and has removed his helmet, conveniently hanging it off one of Impish’s horns by the face mask. He raises himself in the stirrups, his hand over his head and shouts out the strangest thing you’ve ever heard “Long life to the Za Lord!”
Instantly all the fairies spin around, locate Lethal, form up and zip towards him in formation breaking it at the last minute to begin orbiting Lethal and Impish. The largest one snaps to attention in midair saluting sharply before addressing Lethal. “Fairiefather! I have a report from“…sniff…sniff The fairy suddenly quivers all over and slow drifts closer to Impish and lower continuing to sniff all the while. Suddenly he flits in and back having wiped a finger through a stain on Impish’s costume.
The sniffs his finger suspiciously before popping it in his mouth only to begin quivering even more and moaning in apparent pleasure. “Mmm! Heirloom tomatoes, fire roasted, organic garlic, oregano and basil…that’s homemade pizza sauce! There’s pizza here? Fairiefather! You didn’t say there was pizza! Pizza is like the bestest thing ever!” He raises a small battered bugle to his lips preparing to blow it.
Lethal suddenly snaps out “Major General Toot-toot! You’re at attention!”
The fairie suddenly shakes himself and snaps too saluting again. “Yes sir! Sorry sir..I was distracted by…” Lethal cuts him off “Report!”
“Yes sir..ahh” He glances at the stain on Impish’s costume, shudders then squares his shoulder and stands a little straighter. “The Za Lord sir! He sent me to find you. He said to tell you his scrying-spying has paid off and that you’ll want to see this right away sir!”
“Very good Major General Toot-toot, you and your team lead the way.”
“But…but…Fairiefather!…THERE’S PIZZA!” Toot-toot whines plaintively wringing his hands.
“Huh? Oh! Quite right. You there darlin’ “ He points to one of Impish’s now disguised as catering waitresses virgins, “hand me up that Dragon size 4 cheese pizza there. No not a slice I mean the whole pizza, I’ve an army to feed. Thank You. You may proceed Toot-toot. Rest assured your pizza is safe with me and will be available the moment you complete your mission.”
Toot-toot hastily confers with two of the smaller fairies in his group who split off and zoom back out the window before the others form up around him and he shrilly cries out “Official business of the ZA Lord! Make way for the Fairefather! Make way for the pizza!”
Once on the elevator which will take them up to the tower chamber the Wizard mortals know as Harry Dresden is currently using to scry-spy on those who would see our heroes dead… or worse. Toot-toot decides his mission is nearly done and forms his men around the pizza to protect it, having seem Impish try to lick it several times already.
Once the elevator opens Lethal climbs down carefully, abet with a great deal of ‘assistance’ from the fairies. He places the tray with the pizza on a stool opens a window and then ducks down to practically duck walk himself clear of the arriving hoard of pizza crazed fairies.
He motions a fascinated at the devastation the fairies are wrecking on the pizza and at what speed to the point of immobility Impish to join him as he opens the only door. Inside at a pedestal holding an open book and a large crystal orb to which he is peering intently stands the Wizard Harry Dresden wearing a grey cloak over his black leather duster, a pentacle on a chain about his neck glowing slightly blue. Impish can easily see lines of fatigue in the wizards face. Clearly he’s been at it for quite sometime. He can also smell remnants of Lethal’s Brown Gold and Pastrami about the room, as well as Lethal’s Meatball, Sausage & Peppers. On a toasted loaf of garlic bread with provolone cheese melting over it, it might well be the only thing to surpass Lethal’s pastrami. Clearly the wizard is being well taken care of while he performs his duties.
Lethal addresses the wizard formally, surprising Impish, as he was under the impression the wizard had been hired by Lethal. “Warden Dresden, you summoned us?”
The wizard looks up from the crystal ball fatigue evident in every line in his face. “I finally found a way through her wards and got a brief peek before I was discovered and blocked again. I’ve been trying to get back in but I’ve had no luck. You’re not going to like what I saw.” He gestures for Impish and Lethal to step closer to the crystal ball which Lethal does but Impish elects to remain where he is and just crane his neck a bit closer.
Feeling slightly guilty Impish glances ruefully at the wizard, who nods at Impish which he takes as approval of his wariness, then places both his hands on the table and chants under his breath. The crystal fogs slightly and indistinct figures seem to be moving backwards. This is further evidenced by what appears to be voices speaking backwards. Suddenly the images freeze, the fog lifts showing a clear picture and everything starts playing normally:
Round about the cauldron go;
In the circular logic throw.
John Boehner, with career so cold.
Mitch McConnell like Yurtle of old
You undocumented Aliens Obama got,
Boil thou first i’ the socialist pot.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Personal emails do I burn to make my cauldron bubble.
Reputation of a Media fake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Newt of Gringrich his name profane,
Wool from the brain of John McCain,
With Jon Stewart’s humorous sting,
Bill’s third leg and Billy O’Reily’s right wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like Partisan Politics boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Personal emails do I burn to make my cauldron bubble.
Scale of dragon, Leprechaun’s gold,
Palin’s ambition, dead and cold
Terrorism gives us gun control,
Bengazi truth kept in covered bowl,
Liver of blaspheming Beck,
Gall and chutzpah, by the peck
Sliver’d in moon’s waning light,
Ted Kennedy, drunken nose at Chappaquiddick’s site
Stem Cells of aborted babes
Political promises vague as maybes,
Make the party platform thick and slick.
Add pledge to do more for those on WICK,
All these the ingredients of our cauldron.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Personal emails do I burn to make my cauldron bubble.
Cool it with a Dragon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
As fast as Bill when Monica sucked his dick,
My Party’s nomination should now come as quick.
As the replay concludes, there is silence for a moment as Lethal and the Wizard each evaluate what he’s just seen and Impish evaluates the chance there’s any pizza left outside the door. Lethal sighs heavily “This is even worse than we thought. I suspected minor hedge witchery, the playing hard ball with those whom she can’t frighten off and the spies. But this, this frankly takes things to a whole ‘nother level that we’re not prepared for entirely…”
Lethal is interrupted by a huge flash of flame and light from the crystal ball followed by maniacal cackling and the image of Hillary with a message:
The fire continues to roil and boil with in the crystal ball as the wizard chants and draws a chalk double circle around it completing a complex knot just before the crystal ball splits with a tremendous clap of thunder. Impish who managed to grab Lethal by the back of the jersey before ducking his head inside the dubious protection of his wings as Lethal dangled from his teeth is the first to respond. “WHAT in the ever loving HELL was THAT?!”
“Raw Mojo I’d be guessing. A serious butt load of raw mojo directed at our spying effort until it was destroyed.” Lethal examines the table where the chalk double circle is now burnt into the table top and still exudes tiny tendrils of smoke. “If I’m right it was supposed to incinerate us as well and would have too were it not for Warden Dresden’s fast actions. Is that not so wizard?” The weary wizard nods his agreement heavily.
Lethal continues in a softer reflective tone “Well there is naught more to be done here, until the place is properly cleaned, physically and magically and we get a new crystal ball. Seems to me Harry you’re about due for a drink, a bit of a sup and some undisturbed rack time.” The wizard too weary for words just nods while leaning heavily on his staff.
Lethal gestures at Impish to open the door and he goes to the exhausted wizard to guide him out of the room as he grumbles under his breath, “Mean time I’m going to go spank the arse off a certain Jersey girl for starting that whole ‘little green fart’ thing until the only place she can comfortably sit in in a tub of bobbing apples. Little green fart indeed!”
Fantastic issue Lethal. Absolutely fantastic!! Whoo Hoo! Thanks so very much for the wonderful ride!
I have to really hand to you all, this was one of the best things that I have seen in a long time. Being a practicing pagan (leave it at that) even my Facebook groups have not done such a good job. Thank you so much & Blessed Samhain.
While I’m not a Pagan, the family’s motto on our crest reads “Tread the ancient paths, honor always the old ways.”
As you can tell I have done just that. Thanks for noticing and appreciating the effort that went into it.
A Blessed All Hallows to you and yours
Nice job Lethal. All the videos were great! The issue was truly Jam packed.
I agree Ginny, an excellent issue, full of fun and information. Nicely done.
It’s odd though. I’m sure I recognize that guy who tried to crash the party. The poor drunken bastard.
But, it’s going to bother me for the rest of the day…I know I know him from somewhere…