October 3, 2016

Hello Everyone,

Once again thanks for reading and taking a look at another haunted place. In fact another haunted Asylum. This time the name rings a bell to me that drives me to take my research a little deeper I this one. Simply put, there is a neighboring area by me that is called Rolling Hills and I am curious if there is any relation to this asylum. Much like New York is named after York in England I wonder if this is perhaps set the same way in places across the United States from east to West coast. Depending on where the original was established first I guess.

The Story Behind the Haunted Place:

Located in Bethany, New York the haunted place known as Rolling Hills Asylum was opened in 1827 and closed in 1972. Actually in the mid-50s it was primarily a nursing home for the elderly and Continue reading

October 1, 2016

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Thanks for reading as usual. I wanted to add this here as well as my other social media posts so it will reach as much of an audience as possible. Hopefully Pay it Forward.

Several years ago I was admitted into Tucson Medical Center for a severe medical condition. I spent my fair share of days and nights in there. The staff was very nice to me and took care of me and now that things have been going do good for me I am in a position to pay it forward.

Pay it Forward:

Along with some books that have already been sent to the TMC Foundation for the children’s fund, I will also be donating my royalties/profits from this coming quarters book sales of my book Desert Shadows. I am just happy I can finally Pay it Forward to those who gave me so much when Continue reading

September 30, 2016

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Welcome to my new segment of blogs, haunted places. This segment will consist of many different types of haunted places such as; graveyards, asylums, hospitals, ghost towns, hotels, and more. Ranging anywhere from the well-developed stories to the more forgotten that I can get my hands on, they will be the focus for some time now.

Utica State Hospital:

As one of the first places in the great country of America to care for the mentally ill, Utica opened January 16, 1843 in, obviously, Utica, New York. Utica is one of the highest populated cities in New York where this Hospital was once originally called, “New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica.” Probably changed the name due to people not wanting to live so close by. What do you think?

It is actually a very beautifully built hospital resembling the designs of building in Washington D.C. that mimic Continue reading

Hello Everyone,

Eaten alive. Cannibalism. Being eaten after you have already been disposed of. These are some things that really hit a different nerve with people when you talk about it. Why? Well, for me it is the feeling that your body is being consumed by something other than the Earth. Maybe it’s because we have climbed to the top of the food chain and are not used to this so the very thought repels us. Perhaps it is the primal fear because this was humans most known threat of death in the beginning of human kind besides the accidental, being eaten by animals.

Cannibalism:

When many people think cannibals they immediately think of Hannibal Lecter or Native Tribes of the Jungle regions where cannibalism was a large part of the Hollywood pictures for some time. In fact it dates back before any of these known Native Tribes of the Continue reading

Hello Everyone,

Okay I kind of made a joke in that title a little bit to make it a little catchier but hey it sounded funny for something eerie.

As many of you who know me will also know that this is just a play on words because I have been bitten or stung by just about everything in the desert minus one Rattlesnake and one Gila Monster. And also I should specify that I mean things with venom or a type of poisonous fluid.

What’s eerie about it?

Okay for me the first thing is the animal doing it. For some reason the fact of something crawling on me and biting or stinging me freaks me out. Now the flip side to that is that I will voluntarily hold these animals or creatures but when they are uninvited it gets me.

Then onto the venom or poison part. What Continue reading

September 19, 2016

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I know it might look strange or to modern texting type language to be using the (2) in the middle of Books 2 Movies, but it is the more common form of writing this. Just like B2B in business to business. Anyways back to the point, books to movies.

What it is-Book 2 Movie:

Well what it is, is exactly what it says. It is when a book is turned into a movie. Sometimes this works great for the book and sometimes it hurts it. Sometimes it turns out to be a great film but people don’t like the book. And nowadays we have seen the rise of video games to movies also which has been very successful. Often times I will read a book and then see the movie and feel like it didn’t do the book justice. This in turn is when the book can get Continue reading

September 16, 2016

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Well as usual I was writing along and doing some research after my day job and in the background I had a movie on. I often do this to break up the silence of thought and allow my mind to drift away from time to time on the regular work I am doing. I find it also helpful to break away from the zone of writing and therefore it allows me to free my mind a little and think about other topics or other possibilities in my writing. Don’t get me wrong when I am in a trance or a heavy writing zone everything goes off and I just type away.

Anyways a movie was on and the actors and actresses caught my attention when the screamed that they needed to get to the church. They needed to get there to claim sanctuary form the evil forces that Continue reading

September 12, 2016

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As many of you may recall I did a whole month or two long segment about vampires. Why? Because the fascinate me. Not so much the actual creature but the myth, legend, origins, or truth behind the tales.

When we think vampires we often think blood sucking, bat morphing, creatures of the night with a hint of seduction in most tales. If I asked any of you to name a vampire, of course maybe not the Twilight crowd, many of you would say Dracula as your immediate response. Trust me I asked a few people and this was the results. Dracula or the main character from Twilight was what came up and it was a generation difference in the answers. I am sure the character, forgot the name, from Twilight was good but in my mind no one can ever replace the vampire who brought vampire folklore to Continue reading

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Stonehenge Disappearance. The last in my several week long blog posts about disappearing people or anything for that matter. As I previously mentioned this one has a little bit of a twist “for me” because it is something that will relate to the characters in my future books in the “Desert Shadows” series. So pay attention because you might learn some interesting and eerie history not only about a disappearance but also about Stonehenge.

Where, When, Who:

The “where” is obviously Stonehenge, hence the title. The “when” is sometime in 1971. The “who,” is a group of “hippies” that decided to go camping at Stonehenge. Their names are; Julia Aston, Lucas Addams, Wilma Rupert, Shary Wilson Jr., and Danniel Wilson. All of whom were never heard from again after that fateful night.

The Event:

Okay, I know I’ve mentioned it before but there’s something about Continue reading

September 5, 2016

Hello Everyone,

First off, Happy Labor Day. I hope everyone is having a good day whether or not you are one of those who are fortunate to have it off or someone who has to unfortunately work today. But at least both groups can be appreciative that we have a job in this rough employment era.

I know many people will be Barbecuing and other fun stuff like that but some of us will simply take the time to relax and do nothing. Those are my plans but everything sometimes changes at the spur of the moment. We’ll see.

Labor Day History:

Labor Day was first officially established in North America in 1887. This was of course after years of individual states, provinces, or other regions of designation proposed it or started recognizing it. That means that certain states in the United States, like Oregon, were places that had the Continue reading