Shoe Factory Road


Stories about the strange and unknown

The Ghost of John Belushi : Inspiration of a Pop Culture Classic

By: - November 22, 2016
Category : 80's

The year was 1982. After the untimely death of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd was left picking up the pieces of his best friend’s legacy. Among the things John left behind was a script Aykroyd had been working on for the better part of a year. As he hammered out the finishing touches, he received a […]

Entering The World of Magic and Wizardry: Halloween Reading and A Trip To Universal Studios

By: - November 9, 2016
Category : Places

This Halloween evening, I decided to do things a little differently. Instead of doing something Halloween-like, I’m currently knee-deep in the tremendous world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. It felt a little out of character for me. First off, it’s Halloween and I dedicate a lot of time writing about all the spooky stuff the […]

Halloween At Disneyland: Back On The Grounds

By: - October 15, 2016
Category : Uncategorized

I stepped away from the blog for quite some time now. The days turning to a few months. It was unintentional, and for that I profusely apologize. The radio silence was due to a combination of professional and personal commitments, and generally not finding the time to sit and write. A lot of exciting things have […]

A Thrill Ride Into the Fifth Dimension: Rod Serling’s Impact on Disneyland

By: - June 11, 2016
Category : People, Places

Imagine with me for a moment that we traveled back to October 2, 1959. You grabbed your glass bottle of Coca-Cola from the five-and-dime, and made it home just in time to huddle around the television set. For a moment the screen was blank. Then suddenly a black and white curtain backdrop appears in front […]

Ode To A Classic: A Parody of Murderous Proportions

By: - May 27, 2016
Category : 80's, Homage

This morning I fell victim to looking at the calendar, realizing the month was already half over. The weeks have been packed with professional accomplishments, and a few leisure activities that have been added to the moleskin list of writings topics. Due to these events though, I wasn’t able to capitalize on a few stories […]

Ghost Town: The Ghostly Old West

By: - April 19, 2016
Category : 80's, Hauntings

Before the internet, late night television and trips to the video store for me were akin to when Indiana Jones found the golden idol. After taking the trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, it got me thinking about all the mystery and allure the buildings, empty truck stops, and signs of years past held […]

A Diamond In the Desert: Finding Hidden Gems On the Way To Las Vegas

By: - March 30, 2016
Category : Places

For some reason, I’ve always had an affinity for driving through the desert. It seems odd that growing up in the midwest, a desert would be an appealing place to drive through. Perhaps it was inspired by seeing films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where a young Indiana stumbles upon a group of […]

A Legendary Camp Fire Tale : The Ghost in Three Men and a Baby

By: - March 21, 2016
Category : 80's, Urban Legend

Over the years, a lot has been written on details surrounding the infamous “Ghost Boy” from the 1987 classic, Three Men and a Baby. Despite the fact that so many people have discussed it, it seems some skeptics still exist. Let’s dive in to see if we can sift through the clutter and give the […]

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Painful Memories – Shoe Factory Road Episode 3

By: - February 2, 2016
Category : Shoe Factory Road

As with all of these short stories, they’re best when read late at night. I didn’t want to overwhelm by writing too much on one continuous page, so like last time, I am going to reveal it in parts. Enjoy! Part 1 — The day burned by for Steven Northrop as his shiny Mercedes belted […]

Fight Or Flight – The Cemetery That Wouldn’t Leave O’Hare Airport

By: - January 30, 2016
Category : Places

(I began writing this at O’Hare on December 28th 2015, finishing a few days later, but just getting around to posting this now so sorry for the semi-dated content.   After heading back to Illinois to spend the holidays with my family, my trip took an odd turn as I was stuck at O’Hare for […]