Why am I not surprised the "witch" wasnt a beautiful woman? Ill bet the hotties never got burned #hotchickprivilidge
Someone should submit an xray of their own skull for forensic reconstruction, that should at least solve the question of how close to real life the artist in fact is.(Or isn't)
Monday, October 30 2017
But there's older recorded eclipses... https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/what-earliest-recorded-total-solar-eclipse
Tuesday, October 31 2017
Google+ Of all the many and varied encounters with the Men in Black that I have on record, there is no doubt that one of the creepiest is that of an Englishman, Nev Jacques. Nev told me, just a couple of years ago, that while he and his wife were vacationing in the Canary Islands in 2012 they had a very strange encounter with a mysterious MIB. Nev began as follows: “Hi Nick, I listened to your show on Coast to Coast , re Men in black recently, the header photo for that gave me some relief! Let me explain. I was on holiday with my wife in Fuerteventura , in the Canaries, November-December 2012. We were walking back to our hotel on a very long promenade walk. It was close to 4 p.m. There were other people milling about. It’s kind of high up on a volcanic rock face, directly at the seas edge and a wide open area.” Up until that point, everything had been completely normal. That normality, however, was destined to change radically and drastically, as Nev revealed to me: “We noticed about 100 meters in front of us a tall, thin man, at least 6 foot 2 with a big rimmed black hat, round feature hugging black sixties type sunglasses, a long sleeved shirt and a light-colored jumper over his shoulders and long trousers! What made it more strange was his face looked white, as if it was plastered in sun block, (whiter than white). We both laughed and watched him walk towards us. I got the feeling he was watching me, although I couldn’t see his eyes. As he drew closer it became apparent that it wasn’t sun block it was his skin! He had big hands and long fingers, also very white; kind of in front of him, not by his sides!” There was far more to come. All of it was very weird, which is hardly surprising: just about everything concerning the Men in Black is weird. Back to Nev: “When we where about 5 feet from him I noticed his skin was almost translucent. That’s the only way I can describe it. His sunglasses covered all of his eye area and wrapped around the full socket area. They were round and black. He had a narrow, sunken face, and had a very angular jaw and prominent cheek bones. He looked in his sixties or so.” Things got stranger… “When he was passing us he turned his head looking at me and spoke, with a kind of acknowledging manner and said something that I and my wife couldn’t understand or describe as human language. It was high and low pitched all at the same time and very short, that’s the best way to describe it! Strangely, we didn’t look back to see where he went or take a photo. Both of us don’t know why we didn’t. I got the feeling he was watching me from me first noticing him.” The brief experience was over, but Nev was unable to shake off the spine-tingling effects of that eerie encounter, as he told me: “We got back to the hotel and I could stop thinking and talking about the encounter with my wife. I kept telling her he wasn’t from here, his clothes weren’t right. In fact, he was totally alien in appearance to anyone I have ever seen in my life. I went to bed that night and didn’t sleep much. Every time I tried to go to sleep all I could see was him and I thought about the encounter for the rest of the holiday.” Nev concluded: “I searched the Internet for all types of albinos that I could find for months after, but couldn’t find a match for him. Then, I found your interview on Coast to Coast and, bingo, the artist’s impression of the Man in Black was him, only without the hat and glasses. It still freaks me out to this day, Nick, We can still not explain it! Kind Regards, Nev Jacques, UK.” Tags albino Canary Islands Man in Black Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel. You can follow Nick on and Join Plus+ for $9 a month to access bonus podcasts & premium content!
Tuesday, October 31 2017
Sherlock Holmes hunts Jack the Ripper! A Study In Terror (1965) REVIEW ANDREW GARVEY enjoys two titans meeting head on, as Sherlock Holmes investigates the Jack the Ripper murders in A Study In Terror (1965) TITLE: A Study in Terror RELEASED: October 1965 STARRING: John Neville (Sherlock Holmes), Donald Houston (Doctor Watson), John Fraser (Lord Carfax), Anthony Quayle (Doctor Murray), Frank Finlay (Inspector Lestrade), Judi Dench (Sally), Barbara Windsor (Annie Chapman) WRITERS: Donald and Derek Ford DIRECTOR: James Hill “‘ello, darlin’. Like a bit o’ fun?” Well, if by fun, you mean plunging a knife through a late Victorian Whitechapel tart’s neck, yes. Or possibly a raucous pub sing-a-long that includes a woman being held upside down and vigorously shaken until the money she’d just lifted from a drunken client tumbles from her ample bosom? Or perhaps the same woman being dragged into a trough and stabbed to death? A lady of the night meets a nasty end, in A Study In Terror (1965) The first ten minutes of director James Hill’s Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper mash-up, seen with 2017 eyes looks almost gleefully misogynistic. And it’s not just the lower orders of Whitechapel glorying in the misfortune of women, either. Donald Houston’s buffoonish Dr Watson couldn’t be more chuffed about the murders if he were the killer himself while Holmes (ably and suavely portrayed by 1950s’ West End star John Neville) leaps at the chance to stride about the place showing off his brilliance. Barbara Windsor’s casting as Annie Chapman gives the whole thing a brief air of ‘Carry on Ripping’ until (in a still-effectively unpleasant scene) she’s also offed by the Ripper. Frank Finlay, who also played the character in another Holmes vs. the Ripper film, 1979’s Murder By Decree, is the reliably dim Inspector Lestrade (“A bayonet? Soldiers carry bayonets!”), playing each scene like a baffled chimpanzee in his best suit who may or may not have wandered onto the wrong film set. With a few musical numbers, some corkingly posh accents and a frantic fight scene where Holmes and Watson fight off three muggers (complete with speeded-up footage)and garishly red blood, A Study in Terror is, for the most part, quite the 1960s British film romp. Donald Houston (Doctor Watson) and John Neville (Sherlock Holmes), in A Study In Terror (1965) But it also has real enduring qualities, both as a horror film and in the popular mythology of Jack the Ripper. While not the first film to use the technique, it’s POV (point of view) slayings predate most Italian Giallo films and came a full fifteen years before Wlliam Lustig’s 1980 classic, Maniac. In Ripper mythology, there’s the iconic (and thoroughly unlikely) top hat and the cloak, the killer’s medical knowledge, the ‘dear Boss’ letter, blackmail, conspiracies and cover-ups involving the Government and the aristocracy. But generally, A Study in Terror is a finely acted and well-crafted mystery, a quality cinematic outing for Holmes, stuffed with red herrings and lies, an iconic Ripper film and, fifty-two years on from its release, well worth an hour-and-a-half of anyone’s time. Oct 31, 2017 Andrew Garvey
Tuesday, October 31 2017
Five tales of terror from Amicus! A stellar cast in Tales From The Crypt (1972) REVIEW RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES calls it “the quintessential Amicus film” – a look back at 1972’s Tales From The Crypt TITLE: Tales From The Crypt RELEASED: 8th March 1972 (USA), October 1972 (UK) STARRING: Joan Collins, Chloe Franks, Ian Hendry, Angie Grant, Robin Phillips, Peter Cushing, Richard Greene, Barbara Murray, Roy Dotrice, Nigel Patrick, Patrick Magee and Sir Ralph Richardson as the Crypt Keeper. WRITER: Milton Subotsky (from stories by Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig and William M. Gaines) DIRECTOR: Freddie Francis On a guided tour of ancient catacombs, five members of the party become separated and lose their way. Finding themselves trapped in an underground room, they encounter a Crypt Keeper who asks them why they are there. The reason eventually becomes clear, as it is revealed what the five are planning to do after leaving, and five tales of terror unfold… And All Through The House Joan Collins gets an unwanted visitor in Tales From The Crypt (1972) When Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) bumps off her husband for the insurance money on Christmas Eve, she’d better watch out. It seems a deadly Santa Claus is coming to town. A frightened Clayton nonetheless sees a way to use the situation to her advantage, but her excited daughter (Chloe Franks) has other ideas. Reflection Of Death Angie Grant and Ian Hendry take a wrong turn, in Tales From The Crypt (1972) Carl Maitland (Ian Hendry) leaves his wife and children for his lover (Angie Grant), but in their attempts to make a getaway, the journey takes an unwelcome turn. In its aftermath, a disorientated Maitland tries to make sense of the situation, but life seems to have moved on without him. Poetic Justice Peter Cushing seeks guidance from the other side, in Tales From The Crypt (1972) Vicious James Elliot (Robin Phillips) takes an immense dislike to widowed neighbour Arthur Grimsdyke (Peter Cushing), and attempts to hound him out of the neighbourhood. However, a nasty turn of events leads to Elliot getting an unwanted Valentine’s Day gift. Wish You Were Here Barbara Murray makes a wish, in Tales From The Crypt (1972) Businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is declared bankrupt. Hoping to reverse their fortunes, wife Enid (Barbara Murray) calls on a strange statue purchased in Hong Kong, which is said to give the owner three wishes. However, Enid should be very careful what she wishes for. Blind Alley Nigel Patrick feels the wrath of Patrick Magee and compadres, in Tales From The Crypt (1972) Major William Rogers (Nigel Patrick) is assigned as the new head of Elmridge, a home for the blind. Assisted by his attack-trained dog Shane, Rogers rules with an iron fist, cutting costs by turning off the heating and rationing food. The inmates can only take so much, and led by George Carter (Patrick Magee) the men exact an appropriate revenge… Taking their first of two plunges into the EC Comics of the 1950’s, Amicus turned in a true classic of British horror. What is particularly interesting in looking at the film today is just how seamlessly these American tales fit into the milieu of Brit-horror. Whilst the Amicus team of Milton Subotsky and Max J. Rosenberg were indeed Americans, the remaining talents both behind and in front of the camera are British, yet everyone seems perfectly at home with the source material, knows the right notes to hit and plays them perfectly. There’s no need to insert a token US guest star to keep American distributors and backers happy – everyone knows exactly what they’re doing, and what the audience wants. But then perhaps the EC tales had a universal quality to them that transcended any cultural borders. They were simple without being simplistic, straightforward tales of revenge or karma doing its job which nevertheless held deeper layers for the reader/viewer to expand upon in their own mind. Subotsky’s screenplay (perhaps his best) completely understands this, and just lets the tales unfold in a matter of fact manner in contemporary settings, allowing the distinguished cast plenty of room to colour in the finer nuances of the characters. And what a cast… Just look at the names on that poster! Sir Ralph Richardson is the Crypt Keeper, for crissakes! Sir Ralph Richardson is the Crypt Keeper, in Tales From The Crypt (1972) At the helm, Freddie Francis (ably assisted by cinematographer Norman Warwick) captures something of the look of the original comic strips in the use of colour. The image is very heavy on shades of grey, making the relatively muted colours stand out to striking effect. The icing on the cake is one of the very best performances Peter Cushing ever gave. At the 2nd French Convention of Fantasy Cinema, Cushing was given a richly deserved award for Best Male Actor for his moving performance as the tormented Arthur Grimsdyke. Fans of British horror will no doubt continue to debate what was Amicus’ best anthology film for as long as films are being shown, but if you had to save just one, if the world as we know it was coming to an end, and you could bury only one in a time capsule for future civilisations to study, then Tales From The Crypt might just be the one. It is, in many ways the quintessential Amicus production. It’s certainly a perfect Halloween movie. TRIVIA POINTS: Peter Cushing was originally approached to play Ralph Jason. After reading the script, he apparently told Rosenberg and Subotsky he felt he could do more with the originally wordless part of Grimsdyke. Subotsky expanded the role for Cushing, and a classic horror performance was the result. Robin Phillips was cast after Ralph Bates proved unavailable. It would be Phillips’ last screen appearance – he went on to become a respected director and artistic director in Canadian theatre. Tales From The Crypt was shot at Shepperton Studios at the same time as Tower Of Evil . The two films shared the same cave set. The opening credits sequence was shot at Highgate Cemetery. On an estimated budget of £170,000, the film took over $3,000,000 at the US box office. Oct 31, 2017
Tuesday, October 31 2017
« Previous - Next » NASA has confirmed that Nibiru exists for real guys Just when you thought this couldn't get any better then this happens. Many people are still in doubts as to whether Planet X Nibiru actually exists but were on the side of yes it is real and it has always been real since day dot! NASA admits to it but in clicks and whistles and nods and winks etc etc. Embed Code:
Wednesday, November 1 2017
Linda Blair with her animatronic double for The Exorcist. The robot double was built specifically for the rotating head scene. posted 12 hours ago on 2nd November
Wednesday, November 1 2017
Here’s something fun for Halloween! Allow me to present a list of monster movies that feature veritable cryptids. Obviously, most of these creatures are highly implausible, but none of them claim supernatural, radioactive/mutant or extraterrestrial origins:
1. King Kong –Though its gargantuan girth is never explained, the premise of finding an enormous, bipedal ape on a remote jungle island has cryptozoology written all over it.
2. Creature from the Black Lagoon –You won’t find a less-plausible cryptid than the ‘Gill-man,’ but a team of investigators discovers the creature in the Amazon, where new species are still documented on a regular basis.
3. Jaws –Cryptozoology can include ‘unexpected’ animals… out of place or exceptional individuals of a known species. Sound about right?
4. Anaconda –Unverified accounts of the ‘Surcuriju Gigante,’ 60′ to 100′ anacondas from South America were the basis for this 1997 film.
5. Tremors –Though the origin of the ‘Graboids’ is at first vague, it is eventually revealed that these ‘death worms’ date back to the Precambrian period… some 540 million years ago.
6. Lake Placid –See ‘Jaws’
7. Cloverfield –The origin of the titanic Clover monster is kept ambiguous, though there is an inference that it comes from Earth’s deep oceans.
8. Reign of Fire –The post-apocalyptic dragons are portrayed as being a naturally occurring Earth-born species… merely awoken from hibernation or regenerated after vast ages.
9. Deep Star Six –One of my favorites. Deep sea workers encounter a surviving Eurypterid (15-foot ancient sea scorpion). It could happen.
10. Valley of the Gwangi –Another guilty pleasure. Extant dinosaurs and even an Eohippus (basal horse) are found in an isolated valley of the old American Southwest.
11. Q: The Winged Serpent –The Aztec myth Quetzacoatlus… potentially based on giant flying reptiles (pterosaurs), nests on New York rooftops.
12. Beast from 20,000 Fathoms –A hibernating, marine dinosaur (albeit a fictional species) is awakened… wreaking havoc on the pubic at large.
13. Gorgo – See above.
14. The Deadly Mantis –Again… features the old ‘dormant prehistoric monster awakens’ theme. Though, this time it’s an insect of absurd proportions.
15. Razorback –A colossal, invasive monster hog terrorizes the Land Down Under.
16. Nightwing –Hordes of vampire bats invade the American Southwest. David Warner’s characterization of an obsessed researcher seems familiar to this cryptozoologist.
17. White Buffalo –Charles Bronson playing Wild Bill Hickok who, hunts a monstrous, albino bovid. Shades of Moby Dick.
18. Grizzly –An outsized grizzly bear runs amok… basically Jaws on land.
Wednesday, November 1 2017
November 1, 2017 LUFOS Abductions , Latest posts , N. America 1 Betty & Barney Hill Kathleen Marden is a leading abduction and UFO author, researcher, and lecturer. Her undisputable educational background in the world of social sciences has shaped her fascination and interest in ufology. Comprehensive research, study, and investigation in alien abduction have interested her that some abductions are not fictional or mere imagination, but real. She believes that Barney and Betty Hill, both her uncle and aunt have reported their experiences of seeing a strange object while out driving in the rural New Hampshire. A woman whose uncle and aunt were at the centre of the most famous yet controversial alien abduction stories for the past sixty years expresses her beliefs that aliens do exist no matter how authorities or some people debunked alien stories since there is strong evidence from such incident. Mrs Marden was 13 at that time. However, it was years later that she began researching and studying what took place for a biography of the Hills. With some convincing evidence that is being physically added to the weight of the case as claimed by her aunt and uncle in 1961 – where it includes a pink substance on her Betty’s dress and some strange spot marks on the car’s boots. She calls her relatives as reputable and credible witnesses. The Florida-based writer, for the first time, has spoken to the Examiner at the conference in West Yorkshire. She expresses her beliefs on UFOs and the abduction. She claimed to be unbiased when she undertook the investigation. She analysed her aunt and uncle’s statement when they were on the alien spacecraft. She added that her relatives did not want their stories to go public, and it was only revealed when it was picked up by a reporter for a newspaper due to a breach of confidence. She made it clear that people need to go out from their comfort zone if they felt uncomfortable with the idea that such UFO abduction exists and further added that she is not trying to convince or persuade anyone who does not believe the existence of aliens. All she wanted to do was to separate fact from fiction since fiction has dominated on the stories of her relatives. Your opinion?
Wednesday, November 1 2017
Ancient City Discovered in Middle of The Pacific Ocean Scientists have uncovered what might be an ancient , prehistoric city in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The remote island of Pohnpei – within the island chain of Micronesia – is home to the archaeological site of Nan Madol, but very little is known about the ruins that lie there. Satellite imagery discovered gigantic square blocks off the coast of the island. These square islands are remarkably similar and geometric in shape. Embed Code: