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Here are some treats for good little ghoulies for Halloween . . . or anytime for that matter!

Halloween Time

 

(And be sure to check out the Treats here at RECIPES OF THE WEEK

plus some new ones just posted to keep up your strength while watching these!! Plus

CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls, Boats and Planes and More (for bat hats and boa bats and more!)

And HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere . . . .!)

 

To help set the stage . . . the atmosphere . . . here is none other than Orson Welles with "a tale that is told in Dublin" . . . .

 

 

If you haven't seen this clip . . . can you guess who the well-known person is in the gorilla costume?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyVrH1OfVjw

 

Todd Eldridge skating a fun Mummy Walk to the music of Manheimm Steamroller in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahwyuvtNnKI

 

Monster Mash - Halloween on Ice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlfQj7KN44&feature=related

 

Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

(just under 5 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufVx80xkim8

 

The longer version (at almost 14 minutes and with a commercial at the beginning):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

 

A longer piece but good:  Jozef Sabovcik

skates to Vampire Suites and Gia Guadat

performs a unique piece titled Enigma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYzfzcOcKPc&feature=channel

 

"Thriller" on Ice

Beautifully done but perhaps not for kids,

especially the younger ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT8-UVALk60&feature=related

 

This is more for parents . . . especially Dads!

Panthers Ice Dancers Thriller/Ghostbusters - Halloween 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9w2YN5rRPg&feature=related

 

Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Maven came across this while doing some research on www.youtube.com.  Unfortunately it comes in three parts but it does have Edward Mulhare (whom Maven, Aunt Battie, Battie Belle and Charlie all adored!), Hope Lange and Shirley Booth!  Would you believe she's a medium?!:

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueo6Y_REL28&feature=related

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGisB6-VS-w&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8rwvC6L5_M&feature=related

Orson Welles' Ghost Story

And would you believe even the White House is said to be haunted?!

And what Maven watched as a child with her family at HORROR - SCI FI: Nightmare Theatre with Gorgon!

Mickey Mouse
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To Color for Halloween

Halloween Time

 

For starters . . .

Be sure to check out the Halloween Treats here at RECIPES OF THE WEEK

plus some new ones just posted!

Plus

CHILDREN'S CORNER: Paper Dolls, Boats and Planes and More (for bat hats and boa bats and more!)

And HAUNTS: Hollywood and Elsewhere . . .

There is a new page, too, at ARCHITECTURE IN HOLLYWOOD: The Rispin Mansion from Capitola, CA

Then there are these

Howlloweeningly good clips!

 

If you haven't seen this clip . . . can you guess who the well-known person is in the gorilla costume?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyVrH1OfVjw

 

Todd Eldridge skating a fun Mummy Walk to the music of Manheimm Steamroller in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahwyuvtNnKI

 

Monster Mash - Halloween on Ice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTlfQj7KN44&feature=related

 

Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

(just under 5 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufVx80xkim8

 

The longer version (at almost 14 minutes and with a commercial at the beginning):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

 

A longer piece but good:  Jozef Sabovcik

skates to Vampire Suites and Gia Guadat

performs a unique piece titled Enigma

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYzfzcOcKPc&feature=channel

 

"Thriller" on Ice

Beautifully done but perhaps not for kids,

especially the younger ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT8-UVALk60&feature=related

 

This is more for parents . . . especially Dads!

Panthers Ice Dancers Thriller/Ghostbusters - Halloween 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9w2YN5rRPg&feature=related

 

Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Maven came across this while doing some research on www.youtube.com.  Unfortunately it comes in three parts but it does have Edward Mulhare (whom Maven, Aunt Battie, Battie Belle and Charlie all adored!), Hope Lange and Shirley Booth!  Would you believe she's a medium?!:

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueo6Y_REL28&feature=related

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGisB6-VS-w&feature=related

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8rwvC6L5_M&feature=related

"The Town That Dreaded Sundown"
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From the Real 1946 Crime Spree of the Phantom Killer in Texarkana, TX

There was a real-life crime spree in Texas - Texarkana, to be specific - that was made into a movie . . . The Town That Feared Sundown (1976, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075342/) . . . . 
Sixty-four years later the case still holds the imagination, if not fears . . . of the unknown, of unidentifiable sounds, even being able to look over your shoulder . . . late at night . . . while you are reading . . . :
 

The Phantom Killer: Texarkana Moonlight Murders

 

By Joseph Geringer

 

Chapter 1 – From The Dark:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/index_1.html

 

Chapter 2 – This Time, Death:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/death_2.html

 

Chapter 3 – Naming the Beast:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/beast_3.html

 

Chapter 4 – Pandemonium:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/pand_4.html

 

Chapter 5 – Rabid!:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/rabid_5.html

 

Chapter 6 – Suspects:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/suspects_6.html

 

Chapter 7 – An Open Book:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/book_7.html

 

Chapter 8 – Bibliography:  http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/unsolved/texarkana/bibli_8.html

Maven would like to keep up some of the haunts here in Texas . . . they're too good not to, especially since some were articles from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram!

Thistle Hill

Thistle Hill - Oh, My!

Thistle Hill, a Little Extra

Ghosts of the Chilling Kind

The Log Cabin Village Ghost

And in the rest of Texas:

The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas

Seguin's Headless Walker, Seguin, Texas

Perry Mason and the Haunting of the Black Swan Inn, San Antonio, TX

The Munsters Gone Texas

Assorted Ghosts:
 
Texas' own Roswell:

Had enough?!  No?!  Then ckeck out these!

Are There Ghosts or Aren't There?

Alcatraz Hauntings

GHOSTS OF THE WHITE HOUSE
 

Americans have long enjoyed telling ghost stories. From the ghost of Abigail Adams doing her laundry in the East Room to the spirit of Dolley Madison overlooking the Rose Garden, the White House has its own legend of ghost stories that have been passed down over the years.

Members of the staff, who have worked in the White House for many years, recently shared some of their stories of strange noises in the White House, sightings of President Abraham Lincoln's ghost and a Halloween prank by President Carter's daughter.


Ghostly Videos:

 

I Hung Out With President Lincoln: 

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/hanging_with_lincoln.v.html

 

Bumps in the Night: 

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/bumps_in_night.v.html

 

Doors Suddenly Closing: 

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/doors_closing.v.html

 

Lincoln Bedroom:  http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/lincolns_bedroom.v.html

 

A Halloween Prank: 

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/halloween_prank.v.html

 

 

*http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ghosts/

Celebrity Ghost Stories[1]

Kevin Lewin ON Sep 25, 2003 at 12:00PM

If you thought ghosts and ghouls were mere movie fantasy, think again -- the homes of Hampstead and Hollywood are haunted with celebrity spectres.

And what better time than Halloween to go spook hunting.

Despite their fame and fortune, rock, pop and movie stars are powerless when it comes to the things that go bump in the night.

They all have tales to chill the blood -- it seems the imaginations of creative millionaires and millionairess are easy targets for the undead.

Take Nicolas Cage, for instance -- he refuses to sleep over at in his movie mogul uncle Francis Ford Coppola's home after he spotted a ghost in the attic.

The Oscar-winning actor admits he was terrified by the spooky sighting, which he initially mistook for a relative.

He recalls, "I was living in the attic, and there were bats there between the walls -- you could hear the scratching.

"One night I was not quite asleep when the door in front of my bed opened and there was this pitch-black silhouette of a woman with big hair.

"I thought it was my aunt coming to say goodnight. So I said, 'Goodnight,' and it didn't say anything. Then it moved towards me and my body froze up and I let out this bloodcurdling scream and threw my pillow at it.

"Then it disappeared. Now, am I saying I saw a ghost -- I still don't know. But I saw something that freaked me out."

Fellow movie star Matthew McConaughey has learned to love the kinky spirit that haunts his new Hollywood home.

The How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star was freaked out the first time he came across the old lady who floats through his house, but the odd couple have become perfect bi-world buddies.

Feng-shui fan Matthew bought the 1969 three-bedroom house because "it has great lungs", but he quickly discovered the place was haunted while he was staging initiation ceremonies in his new bedroom.

He explains, "When I first moved in there I had a tent and I put it up on the floor of the upstairs bedroom with my sleeping bag and my dog.

"That's when I first saw Madame Blue. The first night I'm hearing noises, I'm hearing bass sounds, wood moving and coyotes, but then I hear this sound like a dime dropping from 10 feet off the ground onto a glass table.

"I popped up out of the tent and went, 'That's too much trouble man, that's man made, and that was not the house.'

"So, I get up out of the tent with my dog Miss Hud and I'm running around buck naked and I've got a bat so I'm gonna go an investigate. I go downstairs and there's nothing there. I now know it was here because I have seen her since.

"She has no qualms with me - we get along just fine. She's a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along!"

Singer Belinda Carlisle blames her spooky moments on her part-native American roots.

The superstitious Heaven Is A Place On Earth hitmaker is wracked by memories of fright nights and ghost attacks.

She thinks all her homes in London, France and America are haunted.

"Once in London I saw a misty shape towering over me as I lay in bed," she explains. "The room got colder and then this thing pinned me down.

"No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't move, scream or even breathe. I thought, 'So this is how it's going to end'. Then, as suddenly as it appeared, it disappeared."

It wasn't Carlisle's first experience with a ghost.

She adds, "There was another time I was alone in my parents' house in California dozing off in a chair when I felt something -- a presence beside me.

"Sparks started flying out of my body and I levitated. I was only 17 then and it was a really terrifying experience. I had to be treated for nerves for months afterwards.

"My mother has always been on a spiritual path, trusting in fate, destiny and a higher power and my father's half-American Indian and he's always had mystic beliefs -- I guess I'm a product of that and spiritually charged."

Ghosts can even terrify the movie tough guys - like Jean Claude Van Damme, who still shivers when he remembers seeing a ghost in a bathroom mirror.

The Belgian actor is still wary of brushing his teeth in front of the mirror after his frightening experience.

He recalls, "I suddenly felt very cold. I turned round and thought, 'I've had a vision or something'. It was blue and white and had a very smoky body. Since that moment I've believed in ghosts."

But ghosts don't always strike fear into the hearts of the stars -- sometimes they're there to help.

Take Mr Holland's Opus and Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss' encounter with a spook who helped him turn his back on a drugs hell early in his career.

Dreyfuss admits he still quakes when he thinks about the eerie spectre that helped him quit cocaine.

The actor says, "I had a car crash in the late 1970s, when I was really screwed up, and I started seeing these ghostly visions of a little girl every night.

"I couldn't shake this image. Every day it became clearer and I didn't know who the hell she was. I had no kids, I was a bachelor.

"Then I realised that kid was either the child I didn't kill the night I smashed up my car, or it was the daughter that I didn't have yet. I immediately sobered up.

"I still don't get it, but, hey, it did the trick."

And to prove you never get used to a good spooking, Hollywood's scream queen Neve Campbell hasn't been able to avoid the ghouls since she starred in horror flick Scream.

Campbell believes it is living with a ghost in her own house in Hollywood that adds to her paranoia about the paranormal.

She says, "Someone was murdered in my house six years ago before I bought it. I had friends round and I left them in the living room to go in the kitchen and they both thought I had just walked back in again.

"But I hadn't, so what they saw was the women who was murdered.

"The previous owner had a exorcist come in, but I don't think it worked."

Rock star Sting admits he has always attracted the spirits -- ever since he was a child.

He swears supernatural Roman centurions walked the rooms of his childhood home in Station Road, Newcastle, England.

And he called in the ghost hunters when he discovered his home in Highgate, north London, was haunted.

The hitmaker still owns the historic house, and feels the spook chasers did their job -- because he can have a quiet night's sleep there these days.

He admits, "Ever since I moved there, people said things happened -- they were lying in bed and people started talking to them, or things went missing.

"I was very sceptical until the night after my daughter Mickey was born. She was disturbed and I went to see her. Her room is full of mobiles and they were going berserk. I thought a window must be open, but they were all shut. I was terrified."

The Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins didn't have the same luck with his homely spooks - they beat him and he had to move out of his Hollywood home.

"It was in Los Angeles, 1984," he remembers with chilling accuracy. "I had just moved into a new apartment in a converted church. I had two cats. I came home one night -- everything was still in boxes -- it was dark and the cats were terrified.

"There were clearly spirits in the room. Then I looked on the wall and there were cockroaches all over it. I moved out the next day."

Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman have also been forced to flee from their dream homes by spooks they can't shift.

If Uma and Ethan had their way they wouldn't have left their plush 18th century family home in swanky Sneden's Landing, New York, but they were driven out by spooks.

The couple had only just bought the house in 1998 in the star-studded hamlet when they discovered it was haunted and fled back to their city apartment.

The pair are still too freaked out by their experiences to speak about them, but local historians can understand -- they claim all the houses in Sneden's Landing are haunted.

Keanu Reeves is also haunted by the memory of a spook from many years ago.

The Matrix star was woken by a vision when he was a child -- and what made the experience even more real for him was the fact that his sister and nanny also witnessed the phantom.

Reeves explains, "I was living in New Jersey when I saw and felt this ghost. I remember just starring at this suit which had no body or legs in it as it came into the room before disappearing.

"It was a double-breasted suit in white, and I looked at my nanny who was just as shocked as me. I just couldn't get back to sleep afterwards, and I still see the figure in my dreams and nightmares."

The Who rocker John Entwistle is sadly no longer with us, but the bassist was convinced there was an after-life following a supernatural encounter at his 188-year-old Gloucestershire, England, estate.

The Pinball Wizard star was convinced he had supernatural help from a spectre while he was creating the album for a now defunct American TV show called Van-Pires.

And his friendly spirit not only helped him with his musical career, it also kept unwelcome paparazzi away.

Speaking in 2001, Entwistle revealed, "A lot of weird things have happened in the 22 years I've been here. Among them are sightings of a lady in 19th century clothes walking the grounds, and the camera of an uninvited photographer falling apart.

"Most recently I was having trouble locating a recording of Keith Moon pounding out a never-used Who song, and so I asked my friendly ghost for a helping hand.

"A few hours later when I was about to give up the search, the tapes spontaneously fell off a shelf behind me revealing the Moon recording which had been hidden behind them. I used it."

Sticking with rockers, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl also had a terrifying experience at the hands of a ghost -- but he feels he brought it on himself by dabbling with the spirits.

He discovered his Seattle, Washington, house is haunted by the ghost of a native American woman, who murdered her baby more than a century ago, after holding a seance.

It was his ex-wife Jennifer's idea to make contact with the spirit world through a Ouija board after the couple had witnessed some strange goings-on in their home.

Grohl says, "Jennifer asked if there were any spirits in the house. The glass on the Ouija board spelled out, 'Y-E-S'. I was just looking at Jennifer and she wasn't moving at all. The glass was travelling without her pushing it.

"Jennifer then asked, 'What happened here?' The glass spelled out, 'M-U-R-D-E-R-E-D'. I asked who was murdered and got the reply 'M-Y-B-A-B-Y'."

Grohl has since found out that, according to local legend, a native American baby was murdered there during the late 19th century by its mother and buried in a well. The mother is said to haunt the area, waiting for her child to be given a proper burial.

Sometimes, it's the stars themselves doing the haunting.

In many cases, the stars from the past refuse to let their celebrity die with them -- coming back from the dead to haunt this world.

For instance, Bette Davis is said to haunt the Los Angeles apartment Hugh Grant owns in Los Angeles' Colonial Building.

He and other residents have heard the tortured spook wailing and screaming in the night whenever tenants move into her old apartment.

Meanwhile, Dan Aykroyd is convinced he has been sleeping with ghost of tragic Mamas & The Papas star Mama Cass Elliot.

The Blues Brothers star lives in the Los Angeles home once owned by Cass and says, "A ghost certainly haunts my house. It once even crawled into bed with me. I rolled over and just nuzzled up to whatever it was and went back to sleep.

"The ghost also turns on the Stairmaster and moves jewellery across the dresser. I'm sure it's Mama Cass because you get the feeling it's a big ghost."

Heavyweight Cass died after choking on a ham sandwich in 1974 at the age of 33.

Another tragic music star, Freddie Mercury, returns from beyond the grave in spirit form to help fans and pals get over lows in their lives.

The late Queen star insisted superfan Melina Richmond seek a psychic pal in a bid to prove he really was there for her -- just like a scene from hit movie Ghost.

Sceptical Richmond, a medical writer, refused to believe that Mercury had come back from the dead to chat with her until the psychic explained a few home truths.

Richmond explains, "I felt stupid but I agreed to meet this woman and that made me realise that I was in tune with Freddie -- maybe from reincarnation to reincarnation.

"I figured I'd known him in previous lives, and he has been a regular visitor ever since -- always courteous and intelligent. I can't conjure him up, he comes to me when he wants to. Normally when I need a friend."

Monaco's Princess Stephanie is convinced the ghost of her dead mother, tragic movie star Princess Grace, has helped her through her showbiz career -- and even wrote a song from the spirit world.

Stephanie was with Princess Grace when they lost control of their car and crashed down a ravine in 1982. Aged only 17 at the time, she was badly injured, while her mother was killed.

It was when she became a pop singer that Stephanie felt her mother's presence most strongly.

She recalls, "I found I'd written my own song and recorded it without really being present to the whole thing.

"Something was telling or guiding me to sit down and just write. I grabbed a pen and pad and the words came flowing out. I can't explain it, but I don't feel as if I wrote them. The words just came into my head as if someone on the other side was writing them down for me."

It wasn't the first time Princess Grace was there to guide her daughter from the grave. After her first French TV appearances, Stephanie said, "Without my mother's help, I could never have done it.

"I was so petrified that I couldn't speak. Yet as soon as I got in front of the cameras, I could hear my mum telling me to relax and to just remember everything that she had always told me."

And the mischievous spirit of murdered John Lennon is always present when The Beatles get together -- like they did for the recording of the eerie Free As A Bird in 1995, which featured Lennon's voice.

Sir Paul McCartney always maintains Lennon was in the studio with them throughout the recording -- fooling around.

He recalls, "There were a lot of strange goings-on in the studio -- noises that shouldn't have been there and equipment doing all manner of weird things.

"There was just an overall feeling that John was around."



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Celebrity Ghost Stories[1]

 

          In a 2004 interview with FHM, the now-late Anna Nicole Smith (RIN) described an encounter with a spirit who she insists got rather fresh with her while she was sleeping.  She recalls:  “A ghost would crawl up my leg and have sex with me at an apartment a long time ago in Texas.  I used to think it was my boyfriend, and one day I woke up and it wasn’t.”  she continues, “I was freaked out about it, but then I was like, “Well, you know what?  He’s never hurt me and he just gave me some amazing sex so I have no problem.”  Who knew ghosts could be such womanizing cads? (FHM)

 

Lady Gaga may speak lovingly about “monsters,” but it’s a whole different story when I comes to spirits.  The pop star recently paid $5,000 for real-life ghostbusters to “spirit-sweep” a London venue during her Monster Ball tour.  According to the report, Gaga also took the ghost-busting equipment with her on the road!  Maybe those apparitions are just confused by Gaga’s outfits and think she’s one fo their own? (Mirror UK)

 

          Matthew McConaughey is a pretty easygoing guy, but now when it comes to a ghoul named “Madame Blues,” who floats around one of the upstairs bedroom.  He decided to investigate.  “I got up out of the tent with my dog Miss Hud, (sic) and I’m running around buck naked, and I’ve got a bat, so I’m gonna go and investigate.  I go downstairs and there’s nothing there.  I know know it was her because I have seen her since.”  Perhaps Mr. McConaughey should lay off the “herbal” refreshments, not? (I Village)

 

          Now-divorced couple Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke were rumored to have fled their home in Sweden’s Landing, N.Y., due to a less-than-friendly visitor from the afterlife.  The pair also refused to say a word about what they experienced there, which isn’t surprising.  Would you want to relive one of the freakiest moments of your life?  No thanks,  I’ll go ahead and push that deep into my subconscious, thank you.  (Paranormal News Central)

 

          Lisa Rinna once filmed an episode of Biography channel’s show “Celebrity Ghost Stories” in which she shared her experience with the creepy spirit who lived in the home she shares with Harry Hamlin.  Apparently, her family was visited by a homely ghost that liked to loom over her then-baby daughter’s crib.  I don’t know about you, but one experience like that and my house would be on the market, stat! (biography)

 

          As a kid, Juliana Margulies once had a creepy encounter with the other side via a Ouija board session with her sister (seriously, who hasn’t?)  They contacted “something” spooky, and the actress says she no longer messes with Ouija.  Smart decision, Juliana.  (Associated Content)

 

          Dispite his hobby of buying ancient and freaky castles, Nicolas Cage cant’ handle it when a polerguister pays him a visit.  Cage says he was visited by a female ghost when he was living in Uncle Francis Ford Coppola’s attic.  “I thought it was my aunt coming to say goodnight.  So I said ‘Goodnight,’ and it didn’t say anything,” he says.  “Then it moved towards me and my body froze up and I let out this bloodcurdling scream and threw my pillow at it. . . . .  Then it disappeared.”  I guess the lesson we’ver learned here is that the screams of an adult male are an effective treatment for getting rid of lady ghosts.  (iVillage)

 

          Mandy Moore recorded one of her albums in an old haunted mansion that had been converted into a recording studio.  Apparently, the mansion was haunted by an old woman who doesn’t like it when humans clean anything, and Mandy often found her laundry pushed to the floor from the top of the dryer.  “I stared putting the laundry detergent on top of my pants and I came back and everything, the laundry detergent, the pants, the dryer sheets were all thrown on the ground.  I was petrified!”  Now that we think of it, this is an excellent excuse for getting out of having to do your own laundry.  (Contract Music)

 

          Sir Paul McCartney says that he, Georfe Harrison and Ringo Starr where visited by John Lennon’s ghost while they were recording his song “Free as a Bird” in 1995.  After being in a band for so long,  it’s understandable that it would feel like the missing link was still exacting some kind of influence. Could we somehow get the ghost version, of Lennon to serenade us with “Imagine” just one last time (iVillage)

 

Elizabeth Taylor had an experience with the afterlife once while she near death on the operating table.  In a 2006 appearance on “Larry King Life,” she recalls traveling through a tunnel toward a white light and encountering her former husband Michael Todd.  Though she says she wanted to stay with the man she considered “great love,” he told her that she still had work to do here on terrestrial ground and pushed her back to her life.

 

          Keanu Reeves still remember being woken up by a spiritual presence when he was just a wee boy in New Jersey.  “I remember just staring at this suit which had no body or legs in it as it came into the room before disappearing,” je recalled during a 2—5 interview with the British Newspaper Sunday Mail UK.  He also added that he wasn’t seeing things, because his nanny and sister also witnessed the bizarre occurrence.  Wonder how long it took him to get over his fear of double-breasted menswear?  (Paranormal Pop Culture)

Tunnel Monster - Toronto Ontario[1]

It was a warm summer’s day in August of 1978 when a Toronto area man had an experience with a strange creature that would forever change his life.

Ernest (he would only allow his first name to be used) was a soft-spoken 51 year old at the time of his harrowing experience. He and his wife of 19 years had been raising a litter of kittens. One of the kittens apparently disappeared and Ernest decided to search for it in the vicinity of their Parliament St. apartment. Closeby he stumbled upon the opening to a dark “cave” and crawled approx.10ft inwards. This is where he said, “I saw a living nightmare that I’ll never forget.”

Armed only with a flashlight Ernest encountered a creature of unknown origin. He described the monster as “long and thin, almost like a monkey, three ft long, large teeth, weighing maybe 30lbs with slate-grey fur.” However it was the eyes that truly stood out, “orange and red, slanted.”

Ernest spoke reluctantly with reporters as to what occurred next. The creature spoke to him. “I’ll never forget it,” he said. “It said, ‘Go away, go away,’ in a hissing voice. Then it took off down a long tunnel off to the side. I got out of there as fast as I could. I was shaking with fear.”

Ernest never approached the media with his story. He was afraid that people would think that he was “drunk” or worse “crazy” and felt that no one would ever believe him. “The (Toronto area newspaper) Sun found him after hearing about his experience from a reliable contact who worked with a relative of Ernest’s, one of the handful of people to whom he had confided the experience. He would agree to talk only if his last name was not revealed.”

“I believe Ernie saw exactly what he says he did”, said Barbara (Ernest’s wife). “He was terrified when he came back to the apartment and he doesn’t scare easily. Look, he’s been known to to have a drink in the past - like most people, and to occasionally tie one on, but he’s not a drunk and he wasn’t drinking at all that day.”

The Toronto Sun did question some of Ernest’s relatives and neighbourhood aquaintances. They found that all agreed with and supported Barabara’s evaluation of her husband.

Ernest accompanied by Sun staff returned to the location of his strange sighting in March of 1979. The cave’s entrance was located at the bottom of a narrow passageway between the building where he lived and the one next door. Together they found the corpse of a cat, which was “half-buried in the tunnel.” The sad discovery reminded Ernest of ‘strange noises, like animals in pain,” that he had heard emanating from the tunnel prior to his frightening encounter.

Ernest showed the Sun reporter exactly where he saw the strange being. He stated, “ The last I saw the creature it was heading off into the dark.” The passage seemed to drop down very quickly and go a long way back.

It was speculated that the tunnel in fact led to the sewer system and that the entranceway beside Ernest’s apartment was “an access point used by the creature to the surface.” Safety concerns promoted Toronto’s Sewer Deptartment to thoroughly inspect the tunnel as it was feared that area children may in fact try to enter it.

Ernest’s story was very strange, however sewage employees did not ridicule or scoff at it  according to the report made by The Toronto Sun at that time. One worker who was quoted in the paper stated, “People who work on the surface just don’t know what it’s like down there. It’s a whole different world. Who would have thought a few years ago that people would live in sewers, and yet that’s what they found in New York a few years back. Another was quoted as saying, “I don’t know what he (Ernest) saw down there.” He also stated, “I’ll tell you one thing. If we could get in there, I sure as hell wouldn’t want to go down alone.”

It’s is interesting to note that the description of the creature provided by Ernest and an artist’s rendering which was included in the original Toronto Sun article resemble some current reports of another strange creature - the South American Chupacabara. 

To view a sketch of the creature based on an artist’s rendition which appeared with the original Toronto Sun article - Please Click Here.

Source:

The Sunday Sun - March 25th, 1979

Our personal thank you to Larry Fenwick founder of CUFORN who generously provided us with a copy of the newspaper article.

 

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