Friday, May 30, 2008

Howl he ever be cured?

Pruthviraj Patil has ’Werewolf Syndrome.’

I guess my news search skills are failing. This article is a few weeks old, but I’m sure you’ll find it interesting enough. Here is a story about a boy from India who suffers from a syndrome that makes him look like a werewolf. Personally, I think he looks too cute to resemble a werewolf. He looks more like a werespaniel to me. He’s hoping to find a cure because electrolysis is apparently not working. I bet he’s a crackerjack with a Frisbee.
Fetch the article here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gas for blood

I’ve got some competition. There’s no way I can match this. The Red Cross must be getting really thirsty. They’ve got a lot of vampires to feed, so they devised a new campaign to offer gas to feed your SUV in exchange for blood to feed their needs. Read about it here.
I can’t offer anything that good.

Skeleton in the office closet

Want to buy a house complete with a skeleton entombed in the wall of the basement? Search no more. Your house is here in York, England. The house was built in the Georgian era when it was found that the basement contained the remnants of Roman burial chamber. Because of its historical significance, the skeleton is likely going to remain in place resting in peace as it should.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Buffy the serial killer class

Do you live in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Maybe next semester you can take a class dedicated to the study of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Don’t they already have serial killer classes in the criminal justice major?

Amy Hauntedhouse

Well, what do you know? Apparently Amy Winehouse has met a good friend of mine named Henry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Driving with spirit

The new fashion of excuses for poor driving skills is to blame a ghost. Nice. Isn’t it just like a mortal to blame their ineptitude on the “paranormal.”
Here’s the story explaining how there are plenty of accidents on a certain stretch of road in the UK. Nothing against Abby Cadaver and her British vocal cords, but maybe it’s because they’re all driving on the wrong side of the road.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fabulous thunderbirds

If you don’t know what thunderbirds are, here’s a quick overview that may get you up to speed.
Maybe it was the inspiration for one of my favorite flying giant monsters, Rodan (not to be confused with the sculptor Rodin ;)
I’ll sure keep my eyes out for these giant birds of prey, though. I wouldn’t want to be snatched while I was out flying to find a drink.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Crocodiles rock

I can’t read a word of it, but here are some great pictures of the cutest little baby crocodiles hatching. A cropped sample is above.
Somebody let me know if you find a similar link that I can read.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blown away by some people’s stupidity

In the aftermath of the cyclone that recently ravaged Burma, people are claiming they are hearing the ghosts calling for help according to this article. Ever consider they are real people you just can’t find? Ghosts don’t get stuck in physical places very often.
Well, the bright side is the people who are stuck are sitting ducks for local vampire bats.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mugged by a ghost

Here’s an enjoyable read about a few encounters with a ghost that took place over the span of a decade. It’s not much of a haunting, but an entertaining story at least.
Personally I don’t think the lady has all her marbles, but what do I know? I’m just a fictional illustrated vampire, right? Keep telling yourself that if it helps you sleep.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Recycle your used parts

This story is more of interest to our good friend, Abby Cadaver, but human mortals should be aware of it too. I first read about this process in the book, STIFF by Mary Roach.
When you die, your body can be pressure cooked and pulverized into a tasty dust that’s pretty good on spaghetti as a dietary replacement for Romano cheese. No polluting furnace is involved.
Just remember to be sure a body is actually dead before you squish it into the processor. Many of us just look dead.

Monday, May 12, 2008

New spider for Vampire Blues man

There’s a new spider in town, and it reckons there ain’t room enough in this town for the both of us. How’s my Southern Man accent?
A Scientist named Jason Bond discovered a new arachnid in 2007, and has the honor of naming the new species of Trapdoor spider. It’s called Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi after Bond’s favorite musician, Neil Young. Did his band have eight members or something?
Read the Yahoo article. Good luck in your Google image search. I couldn’t find a Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Granny ghost doesn’t take the stairs

Ooooh, creeeepy. This video even gave me chills It’s worth watching the entire thing. Granny ghost follows a young fellow out of an elevator, and it’s caught on a security camera.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepie too?

Want to make a quick $50,000 for exploiting a monster? I don’t. I prefer to leave other monsters in peace. Go ahead and get a photo of Pepie, but don’t blame me when you get gobbled up.
Link to story.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The girl is a vampire, sent to drain

There’s hope yet for the mortals. A vampire film won the top prize at the seventh Tribeca Film Festival. The Swedish film Let the Right One In is about a boy who falls for a vampire girl. It’s not me. I don’t have a high tolerance for humans. Read more here.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Creature from the remake lagoon

One of my favorite classic monster movies is being remade, though it seems it may take some time. Breck Eisner plans to revisit The Creature from the Black Lagoon. I’m not sure I love the idea that he’s not going to be portrayed as a monster. Are humans really that afraid of monsters? They’re also not casting a real monster for the part. Here we go again with CGI taking jobs away from all of us. Read the Shock Til You Drop article here.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

You can’t spell Luv without UV

How cool is this? Female Jumping Spiders can see ultra-violet, and they get turned on by it! Every night must be like a spider rave for these lovely creatures.
Link to the Discover article.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Channeling the paranormal

A new network is being launched in June in Great Britain. Let us know how it goes! Clicky for linky. I sure wouldn’t mind a channel dedicated to the paranormal. Then again, weren’t we promised a horror channel? What ever happened to that?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This little piggie returned from the dead

Here’s a strange medical miracle story that will gross you all out, hands down. An old man running a hobby shop cut off his finger with the propeller of a model airplane, but it grew back! There’s a video in the link. Not for the squeamish.