If you like the snippet above, featuring the sensuous writhings of Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman
), then watch the full movie below.
A haunted country-music club? Just visit Bobby Mackey's Music World
in Wilder, Kentucky.
Fittingly, the most famous ghost, Pearl Bryan,
has her own ballad.
Learn about the Filipino vampire known as the "aswang" here
, then watch the documentary above.
I wonder why the trailer neglects to tell us that the dog houses the reincarnated soul of the little kid's father, who croaked in a car accident. Read the synopsis
of the rest of the film to learn of its heart-warming tale of death, malevolence, vivisection, and heartbreak. A feel-good pic!
A bit of Appalachian folklore:
Back when feather pillows were the norm in Appalachian households, it was not uncommon to find a hardened mass of feathers whose quills had turned inward and locked together forming a disc, or crown, in the pillow of the gravely ill, or recently deceased. Finding such an artifact in the pillow of someone ill was a sure sign that the person would die within the next three days, but it was a comforting symbol when found in the pillow of the recently deceased. Finding a crown in a person's pillow meant that the person has gone to Heaven. [Source: Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State
People collect these things. The Museum of Appalachia in Tennessee has the largest collection. Carrollscorner.net
also has a whole bunch of pictures of them.
When Bob Golub
arrived in New York in 1984, he began selling "lucky potatoes." He would write his name on them with a felt-tipped pen and also sprinkle them with lucky water from his grandmother's well. The price was whatever a customer wished to pay. Golub said they were popular with stockbrokers. He told the New York Times, "There are guys making $500,000 a year walking around here with lucky potatoes in their suits."
I sure wish I could get a ouija board to do all my writing for me!
Read the story here.