For today’s freaky Friday installment….
This could be filed under lots of things I suppose. What’s odd about is the evolution of how our species looked at their neighbors. That at one time we considered old age a mark of witchcraft just feels that way now. At least to my modern eyes. The other thing that’s odd is how we at one time in history buried our dead to appease our own fears. Take this poor woman, for instance: A plague victim in 16th century Europe. Was she a witch or a vampire? Imaginations can go wild. For a writer, even more so.
If you’d like to read the article, it’s here: via National Geographic.
Thankfully, we live in a more modern age….right?
This article I ran across, a little old now, talks about a local theater….
What do you think? If you heard a local theater was haunted, would you want to join the hunt? Or find a new place to take your date on a Saturday night?
The fact of the matter is, yeah, I probably would. My husband used to work at a theater in our hometown (not the one mentioned in the article, but a different theatre) that he and some of his co-workers swore was haunted. They’d hear footsteps when they were cleaning a theatre, and find no one else around. There was even one time they found some old lady had died in the bathrooms, poor thing. That really ramped up the stories about ghosts.
Is it really haunted? *shrugs* I don’t know, but I tell ya, despite not letting it ruin a date night, I never wanted to hang around by myself after the lights went out! *lol*
Now for another Freaky Friday.
I found a neat story for your weekend; maybe it’s not as strange as usual, but I was just writing something yesterday that referenced the Ancient Irish Epic, the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) so this jumped out at me.
Strange News Article – San Diego News | Cops vs. cattle: Austrian police.
To read more about the Táin, go here.
*Tain Mural courtesy of
In lieu of Freaky Friday…Strange Saturday.
Actually, I suppose you could say this wasn’t all that strange. On the other hand, it is… something I would’ve never thought NASA would do. I hope you find this article interesting.
Scientists study ancient Greek pottery to improve spacecraft tiles | Mail Online.
This may or may not qualify as “Weird” or freaky, depending on your point of view. Personally, I always find it kind of…odd when something I’ve loved…oh, forever hits the mainstream. So…Witches are fashionable now? Wow!
Since I include them in most every story I write, I think it’s a nifty development. What do you think?
via Witches Have a Fashion Moment – NYTimes.com.
Disclaimer: I warned you. So, don’t blame me if you act on this article’s call and anything freaky happens to you!
However, I couldn’t pass this one up! It’s too freaky not too be included in my Freaky Friday runs, don’t you think?
FOR SALE: Antique mirror, very possibly haunted | News.com.au.
(Were it me? I’d probably destroy the darned thing rather than to put it up for sale, but that’s me.)
(Please don’t anyone here go bid on it)
But man, for my little writer’s brain…it presents so many neat ideas! Read above (or here below) for their story. Let’s hope these poor folks find some peace.
via Freaky Friday: Antique mirror, very possibly haunted | News.com.au.