Freaky Friday: A Troll, a Green Man and a Ghost Tree

For today’s freaky Friday, I found this topic and couldn’t resist.

Greenman, circa 1543
Greenman, circa 1543

The Green Man’s huge in Celtic Mythology of course. Its fairy-like image is found on churches and buildings throughout England. Related of course to the natural vegetal cycles of the world (Spring is coming after all). Jethro Tull even honored him in their song Jack In the Green. (*pause for moment of fangirl worship*)

So when I found this guy’s article *points to link*, in honor of the *fingers crossed* coming spring (and Imbolc!) I  couldn’t resist sharing it with y’all.

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Can you see anything freaky and fairy-like? Can you see the Green Man in these photos??

Freaky …Saturday Signed copy of Frankenstein found by chance sells for over £350,000 – Telegraph

I was so busy yesterday I didn’t have a chance to post a freaky Friday. In the meantime,  I found this about one of my favorite works of horror.

Signed copy of Frankenstein found by chance sells for over £350,000 – Telegraph.

Signed copy. Wow! I envy the lucky duck who found it. Knowing me though, I probably wouldn’t have sold it! 😉 So good for them. That’s pretty cool, huh? Oh, to find something like this in a used bookshop ’round here!

Found Via:  Spooky Isles

Freaky Friday–M.R. James

Doing something slightly different today in that I thought I’d introduce one of my favorites: Author M.R. James. I first read his Casting the Runes in college and never forgot its creepy vibe.

From Wikipedia:

M. R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge (1905–1918), and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James’s protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the “antiquarian ghost story”.

Spooky Isles recently celebrated this great’s birthday–back in August.

http://www.spookyisles.com/2012/08/happy-birthday-m-r-james/

James, along with Poe, and Shelley, and Lovecraft comprise my circle of favorite creepy authors. If you haven’t read Casting the Runes, you should.

Enjoy and have a freaky Friday. 😉

Large Biped Winged Creature Seen In Butler County PA | Ghost Theory

A little something weird for your holiday weekend. What do you think of this? Personally, I think it’d make a great book. Can’t you just see this  thing being the product of an overzealous mad scientist? Maybe one drunk on a little too much turkey and stuffing? 😉 Okay, jokes aside. Read on and see what you think about this week’s Freaky Friday offering:

Large Biped Winged Creature Seen In Butler County PA | Ghost Theory.

The Ghostly Guardians of Korner’s Folly

I ran across an interesting article Kala Ambrose wrote  for FATEMAG.COM . The thing that drew my attention was her mention of the famous Winchester House. There’s a house that holds some things that make one go “hmm…“, don’t you think? My dad was intrigued by it and it was a general joke that one day ours would look the same. That’s another story though….I’m not going to say it had any influence whatsoever on a certain little attic I wrote about in my novel but is it possible? *nodsnods* Maybe so.

I hope you enjoy Ms. Ambrose’s story on these ghostly guardians and mysterious houses as much as I did.

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