Ghostly stories of Colorado’s History

October 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm (History, odd news) (, , , , , , , )

I’v been a busy beaver this month; I wrote thirty articles in October – yay!

here’s a comprehensive list – with links – to the many articles I wrote this month on the ghosts and haunted palces of Colorado, trying to keep a history twist to it all. 

Here’s a reading list of haunted history stories about Colorado that you might enjoy:

 Halloween, Haunting and History: the ghost tales of Colorado

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/halloween-haunting-and-history-the-ghost-tales-of-colorado

 Haunted Colorado: Mr. Pierce goes a gambling

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-colorado-mr-pierce-goes-a-gambling

 Ghost Hunting Etiquette: how to properly treat historic sites

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/ghost-hunting-etiquette-how-to-properly-treat-historic-sites

 J.D. Hidgepath, the most amorous ghost of the rockies

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/ghost-hunting-etiquette-how-to-properly-treat-historic-sites

 The Ghostly Horsemen of Colorado – in two parts

Part One

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-ghostly-horsemen-of-colorado-part-one

 Part Two

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-ghostly-horsemen-of-colorado-part-two

 The demons of the Colorado Mountains

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-demons-of-the-colorado-mountains

 Haunted Colorado: The Dragon in the Gulch

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-colorado-the-dragon-the-gulch

 Haunted Homes and Mansions throughout Colorado – in four parts

Part One

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-homes-and-mansions-throughout-colorado

 Part Two

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-homes-and-mansions-throughout-colorado-part-two

 Part Three

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-homes-and-mansions-throughout-colorado-part-three

 Part Four

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/hauntred-homes-and-mansions-throughout-colorado-part-four

 The Ghosts of Sand Creek

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-ghosts-of-sand-creek

 Haunted Schools throughout Colorado – in three parts

Part One

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-schools-throughout-colorado-part-one

 Part Two

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-schools-throughout-colorado-part-two

 Part Three

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/haunted-schools-thoughout-colorado-part-three

 Odd Places for Ghosts: Unusual Haunted Locations in Colorado

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/odd-places-for-ghosts-unusual-haunted-locations-colorado

 Haunted Train Stations in Colorado

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/odd-places-for-ghosts-unusual-haunted-locations-colorado

 The Ghosts on the Colorado Trains

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-ghosts-on-the-colorado-trains

 Ghostly Trains and Haunted Rails: The Ghost Train of Marshall Pass

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/ghostly-trains-and-haunted-rails-the-ghost-train-of-marshall-pass

 Ghostly Trains and Haunted Rails: Along the Denver, South park and Pacific Line

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/ghostly-trains-and-haunted-rails-along-the-denver-south-park-and-pacific-line

 The Benevolent Ghosts of the Colorado Mines

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-benevolent-ghosts-of-the-colorado-mines

 The Tommyknockers of the Mamie R. Mine

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-benevolent-ghosts-of-the-colorado-mines

 The many Ghosts of Brownsville – in two parts

Part One

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-many-ghosts-of-brownsville-part-one

 Part Two

http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/the-many-ghosts-of-brownsville-part-two

 And in case you crave more reading on the ghosts and haunted places of Colorado before next year, here’s a book list:http://www.examiner.com/history-in-denver/books-on-the-ghostly-history-of-colorado

 Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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Sears goes Zombie

October 23, 2010 at 12:16 am (Humor too funny to NOT share, odd news) (, , , , )

I can’t explain it, it is done to perfection. You have to see. and make sure to watch all of their banner/promo ads at the top of the page.

Awesomely done, Sears!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_Zombie?origin=zeta&storeId=10153&catalogId=12605&expCheckout=&orderEmail=&langId=

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NOW it’s finally October…

October 22, 2010 at 5:08 am (odd news) (, , , , , , )

This time of year invariably brings out the oddest news stories ever,things you just don’t hear about other times of the year.  Yet this year, other than a minor politician who made odd statements about having having dabbled in wicca in college, then saying stupid stuff like “I’m not a witch, I’m just like you”  (to which Wiccans everywhere went “No, sweetie, you’re not”), I was dispairing of having any truly odd news this year.

But now, just 10 days shy of Halloween itself, my patience is rewarded.  I’m not even going to discuss this story, because to do so would be a massive spoiler.  Suffice it to say WTF? followed rapidly by “Ahhh, NOW it’s October.”

Thanks for renewing my faith in the time of the year.  here’s the story:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/10/costa-mesa-police-are-investigating-a-bizarre-case-in-which-a-woman-drove-around-with-a-mummified-body-for-months-before-auth.html

Woman drove with mummified remains in front seat of car for months, Costa Mesa police say

October 21, 2010 |  6:31 pm

Costa Mesa police are investigating a bizarre case in which a woman drove around with a mummified body for months before authorities discovered the corpse while responding to a report of an illegally parked vehicle.

Det. Mike Cohen said they are trying to identify the remains of a Fountain Valley woman believed to be homeless and in her 50s or 60s. He said the dead woman may have had the first name of “Signe.”

They also said they are continuing to question the woman who had befriended the transient and let her use her father’s car for shelter before she died.

The death did not appear to be the result of foul play, and detectives are trying to figure out why the woman, in her 50s, chose to drive around with a foul-smelling corpse rather than make a report to authorities, Cohen said. He said it appears she had befriended the transient woman for altruistic reasons.

The date of the transient’s death was uncertain, but authorities estimate that she could have been in the car from three to 10 months, Cohen said.

All the more bizarre, Cohen said, was the “very calm and very articulate” delivery of the other woman in describing the episode during police questioning.

The case of the mummified remains came to the attention of authorities about 6:40 p.m. Monday when Costa Mesa police responded to an illegally parked vehicle in the 2000 block of Tustin Avenue.

There, officers found the 1997 Mercury Marquis partially blocking an entrance to a home. When they approached the vehicle, they where overpowered by a strong odor. When they looked inside, they spotted a leg underneath clothing in the front passenger seat.

They couldn’t find the owner of the vehicle. After breaking into the car, they found a body “seated in a reclined position in the front passenger seat with clothing items covering them.”

According to the report, police said “it was evident they had been deceased for some time. The body was found to be in a mummified state.”  

Anyone with information about the identity of the dead woman or information that could help investigators is asked to call Costa Mesa police detectives at (714) 754-5178 or (714) 754-5395.

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State of Dress art project

October 21, 2010 at 4:25 am (Other Artsy Fun)

Looking for a unique ongoing art project to follow? Check out this “State of Dress” project – the first eight dresses are included in this article – http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/artist-creates-themed-dress-sculptures-in-all-50-states-2400848/#photoViewer=7

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I have an Italian fan

October 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm (Random Thoughts)

Who likes my work, and says she will come daily.  Well, I hope she likes the past stuff too, because  I just don’t get here every day.

But it is nice to be told someone likes  your work.

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