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Clowns And Candy: The Scariest Playground of My Childhood

By: - May 9, 2018
Category : Nostalgia, Shoe Factory Road, Unsolved

Since the beginning of writing this blog, I’ve discussed strange occurrences, unexplained mysteries, and various case studies. I’ve cited the actual Shoe Factory Road as a large inspiration for my writings. I rarely mention individual stories I’ve been affected by, save for my great uncle’s house. But then last week, as I was unpacking boxes […]

Halloween Traditions And Scary Pumpkins

By: - October 30, 2017
Category : Halloween, Nostalgia

I can’t help but start getting excited when I see that it’s October. Pumpkin pie placed all over store shelves. Droves of people picking up pumpkins, decorations, and pumpkin spiced everything. Halloween is fast approaching us. Anyone will tell you the best part of Halloween isn’t even the day of. It’s the entire season leading […]

Detective Work: The Mystery of Dick Tracy’s Blank Action Figure

By: - June 13, 2017
Category : Nostalgia, Toys/Nostalgia

For some reason I tend to write better when the weather outside is moody. When the rain is slamming against the window panes, and I’m writing feverishly behind a desk like a detective in a film noir — classy green desk lamps, stacks of clues in manila envelopes waiting to be deciphered (in this case Moleskin notebooks), […]

Reflections of Summer – My Nostalgic Trips to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

By: - January 5, 2016
Category : Nostalgia, Places

After writing a decent amount of dark subject matter, I’ve decided to mix it up a little bit. I wanted to share with you a story of some of my summer adventures of yesteryear. I hinted about it last time I was back in Chicago over the summer…today I wanted to fulfill that promise. It […]

Haunted Disneyland – Halloween Time and The History of the Haunted Mansion

By: - September 23, 2015
Category : Nostalgia, Places

Last week I was able to take a quick trip to Disneyland with my girlfriend to share in the magic of what Walt Disney wanted his audience to experience 60 years ago. The beauty of this trip was two-fold. First, the trip coincided with Disneyland’s 60th Diamond Anniversary which meant the fireworks show was going […]

The Max Headroom Incident

By: - June 2, 2015
Category : Nostalgia, People, Unsolved

I recently began reading the book For God, Country, and Coca-Cola I received for Christmas from my girlfriend’s parents. The book tells the story of how America’s favorite drink came to be. Its weird to think a pharmacist, John Pemberton, began serving his concoction as a tonic for ill patients and spun into the biggest […]

Opening The Crypt Keeper’s Vault

By: - January 29, 2015
Category : Nostalgia

Growing up, I never had HBO. In fact I never had cable at all. That was okay though, because I usually spent most of my time at my neighbor’s house watching every movie we could possibly get our hands on. Lucky for me my neighbor’s uncle had an obsession with movies. Everytime he finished one, […]

Pumpkin Spiced Memory

By: - October 31, 2014
Category : Nostalgia

I know Halloween gives people mixed emotions. For some its getting to dress up, for others it’s the annoyance of answering the door praying you’ll have enough candy left by the end of the night. Halloween falls on a Friday this year. Growing up, I always liked when that happened. There was something extra special […]