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We have a stuffed reindeer that has been in our family for about 20 years.  He is a cute little dude however, he cannot really be used as a decoration anywhere because he has a problem.  He always falls over to the left side so he always gets stashed in storage. Hence, he has earned the name Ralph the Reject Reindeer.  Read the whole story>>

Seasons Greetings from Ralph the Reject Reindeer
Seasons Greetings from Ralph the Reject Reindeer

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I would like to give a big thanks to followers and readers of all of my blogs.  Today is another milestone in that my blog posts have surpassed two million page views!  Thanks to all for making it a such a huge success!

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Built in 1829 by the Quakers of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary was the first of it’s kind.  Designed to keep prisoners isolated so they they could pay “penitence” for their sins, it gave birth to the word “penitentiary”.  It was designed like a wagon wheel so that monitoring of the prisoners could be done from the center or hub where the guards were stationed.  The cell blocks sprawled outward from the central hub which housed the prisoners.  Giving the world’s prisons this design, it failed in it’s initial purpose of reforming the prisoners using isolation, but drove most of them mad.  Each having only a tiny window of light shining down from above.  Many of the tormented souls that spent their lives there and died there still remain.  Read the full story>>

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it's corridors and cell blocks
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it’s corridors and cell blocks

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Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin.  Sadly the group broke up after their hit single “Take My Breath Away”.  However, she is still gorgeous after all these years!

Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin hot
Terri Nunn of the 80s band Berlin…  wow!

Terri and the band had gone into turmoil after their mega hit.  They became world famous, yet that song was not their original “New Wave” genre.  They ended up parting ways.  Read the full story>>

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In July 2011, Lady Gaga gave a live performance of her then, new single “You and I” for Amp Radio 97.1.  If you are a doubter of the Queen of Pop’s talent, or know someone who is, watch or have them watch this video clip of her bone chilling acoustic performance.  No weird costumes, no masks, just a wild pair of sunglasses and an awesome voice.  Read the full story>>

Lady Gaga Live Acoustic Performance of You and I at Amp Radio

Lady Gaga Live Acoustic Performance of You and I at Amp Radio

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The Baychimo became lodged in the ice in the Arctic in 1931 and was abandoned and presumed lost when it disappeared. It did not go away however, it was spotted in the Arctic and in the ice unmanned for over 38 years!  Read the full story>>

SS Baychimo, legendary ghost ship of the Arctic

SS Baychimo, legendary ghost ship of the Arctic

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A ghostly Caribbean  legend of the canine sort is that of a phantom dog that has been known to rescue distressed swimmers along the shores of Walker’s Cay in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.  Read the full story>>

A phantom dog roams the beaches of Walker’s Cay.  It can be seen swimming out to sea and then vanishes into thin air.

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Edinburgh Castle is arguably one of the most haunted places in England, if not the world.  The original parts of it were built in the first century A.D.  Historical references known as Din Eidyn or “Fortress on the Rock”, place a fortified settlement there around 600 A.D.  Edinburgh Castle is arguably one of the most haunted places in England, if not the world.  The original parts of it were built in the first century A.D.  Historical references known as Din Eidyn or “Fortress on the Rock”, place a fortified settlement there around 600 A.D.  Since then it’s torrid history has given risen to several haunted legends centered around the castle…   Read the full story>>

Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is one of the most haunted locations in Europe hosting specters such as the phantom bagpiper and the headless drummer boy.
Edinburgh Castle in Scotland is one of the most haunted locations in Europe hosting specters such as the phantom bagpiper and the headless drummer boy.

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In the sleepy little village of Fort Yates, North Dakota there is a old house that was once known as the Luger Hotel.  It is unknown what happened to a little girl that may have perished in the house or that location, one thing is for sure and that is that her spirit is still there.  Read the full story>>

Fort Yates (Standing Rock Agency or Reservation) in North Dakota is the sight of several hauntings including one at the Old Luger Hotel and the nearby Black Tongue Hill
Fort Yates (Standing Rock Agency or Reservation) in North Dakota is the sight of several hauntings including one at the Old Luger Hotel and the nearby Black Tongue Hill

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Around 1718 along the south eastern coast of the new found American colonies, there lurked a terror that history has never forgotten even though his terror lasted only a couple of years.  Edward Teach otherwise known as Blackbeard, is undoubtedly the most notorious pirate that has ever lived.  And according to local legend where he met his end in North Carolina, he still haunts the shores to this day.

A depiction of Edward Teach more commonly known as Blackbeard the Pirate
A depiction of Edward Teach more commonly known as Blackbeard the Pirate

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