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Re: Halloween
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2019, 05:59:21 PM »
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2019, 07:42:35 PM »
I have that and its sequel (with Richard Anderson of all people as the villain?!) on DVD.  O0
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2019, 08:10:26 PM »
Slash are you allowed to tell us the name of that place?

I should add that my mother in law started at Bellevue in the criminal psych ward, just a couple of years before the mental health reforms went through.

Old skool. In the worst way, I would imagine.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2019, 08:43:56 PM »
G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital. Wood was some kind of Cracker politician with pull in Tallahassee back in the day. About 200 acres total in size.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #79 on: October 10, 2019, 07:34:18 AM »
I’m going to Google the crap out of that when I get the chance.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2019, 08:24:35 AM »
Next time you're down, maybe they'll let you visit. It is privately owned now.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #81 on: October 10, 2019, 08:44:14 AM »
What do they use it for now?
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #82 on: October 10, 2019, 01:49:31 PM »
Tours, if they have any marketing bone in their bodies at all.

Especially during this season.  >:D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #83 on: October 10, 2019, 05:42:54 PM »
Nothing. Completely empty. Jason, that's spot-on. The place would make either an excellent ATV track or Ghost Walk Tour. Or both. "The Head-less Four-Wheeler".  :wow:
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #84 on: October 10, 2019, 06:49:21 PM »
Appropo of nothing (or rather of reading the 2nd edition of Missing 411: Hunters for October), I wondered at lunch today whether and/or to what degree architectural resonances are screwing with our brains -- basically infrasound from air harmonizing over surfaces, and collecting together into the equivalent of rogue waves.

We know infrasound resonances do happen off architecture; we know infrasound can mess with the human mind and emotions; there's quite a bit of folk anthropology evidence that wind in forest branches and leaves can drive people unexpectedly crazy. (This is one of the naturalistic explanations for some of the M411 cases, along with natural architectural resonance off granite boulders, cliff faces, etc.) There hasn't been a lot of study done yet on the effects.

For a geeky fictional example, see the first Patlabor theatrical film; the villain's plan involved designing a structure that would resonance upon arrival of a reasonably strong typhoon, causing an infrasound signal to trigger computer viruses. A more real-life example involves mounting evidence that the Chinese government has been testing infrasound weapons on its population and on Western state department workers.

This could go so far as to account for swinging cables, light objects (like cans) being thrown around, and chairs grinding across floors. By the same principles, tectonic shifts generating even minor earthquakes could converge into something like a highly magnified pinpoint effect -- capable of blapping a door off its hinges, for example, without affecting anything else nearby to the same degree.

Thus, the theory would go rather far accounting for the weirdness in that demonic-haunting video series I posted upthread, including audio hallucinations being triggered (perhaps) in our brains due to infrasound messing with our instincts. It would also account for a number of Missing 411 cases where the victim just spontaneously starts walking straight at high speed into weirdly far or inaccessible areas and dies of exhaustion. (It would definitely not account for some of the weirder cases, but more than one thing can be true at once. Just because some people die from bear attacks does not mean others don't die from cougar attacks for example.)
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2019, 07:04:12 PM »
wut
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2019, 09:23:30 PM »
There are all kinds of Spooky out there apparently.  ;D
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #87 on: October 11, 2019, 05:58:29 AM »
A spooky tale of glowing wounds following the battle of Shiloh.

http://civilwarsaga.com/the-glowing-wounds-of-the-battle-of-shiloh/

It is interesting that part of the answer is planarium worms.
Chuck Jones, the animator of Road Runner and Bugs Bunny, in his autobiography compared producers at Warner Brothers to planarium worms.  In his view the worms were a higher life form, as they "seek light".
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During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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Re: Halloween
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2019, 07:14:40 AM »
^I like that. On the Civil War tip, one of the spookiest places I’ve ever been is the Gettysburg battlefield. Should be on every Grog’s to-visit list, it’s the definition of hallowed ground.
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Re: Halloween
« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2019, 09:38:09 AM »
Here in the South (might also be true in the North, at least in rural areas), we have a tradition of doing ghost tours in Civil War cemeteries, with hosts in period costumes.

Always wanted to take the girls on one of those -- it isn't meant to be a "haunted house/trail" kind of thing (we have plenty of those, too, including at least one that I know has been running each year for about 40 years), but it's meant to be evocative as well as historical.

Doing a more epic one of those at night in Shiloh ought to be... interesting.
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.