Hello my sweet friends. During this spooky month, I wanted to give you a heads up for my Bacon’s Show and Tell and Shopping Around the World. Be sure to mark your calendars so you can participate. It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait for the delicious recipes (and hopeful pictures) and laughter to come.
This month, we are focusing again on embarrassing moments. There’s just so many things that our humans do, right? Well this month, let’s highlight the really embarrassing moments. Did they caught in public doing something? Did they get caught speeding in a hilarious situation? Let’s do a blog and spill the guts on the humans – Snorts with piggy laughter.
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 28th to join Bacon’s Show and Tell. Remember to link back to my blog – See you here!
Me and my pal Fozzie will be holding another Shopping Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th.
Do a posting on your blog linking back to mine. That way we can keep track of all of the different prices and recipes from all over the world.
This month we are highlighting items that you are known for. Do you have that one dish that everyone asks for at a party, at dinner, at the church? What kind of ingredients do you have in it and what does it look like? Don’t forget to include prices and pictures if you can.
Come join the fun of Shopping Around the World – mark your calendars!
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I know you are asking yourself who in the world is H.H. Holmes and why is he being featured on my 31 Days of Spook? The name sounds so plain and innocent. But I assure, it is not. You see H.H. Holmes is the common name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes (who was actually born Herman Webster Mudgett – try to figure that out huh?) H.H. Holmes is considered America’s First Serial Killer. Does the name sound innocent now?
Most people that want to become a doctor go into the field hoping to prevent death. H.H. Holmes went to school to become a doctor to help him out more in causing death and destruction. Let’s start from here and let me explain to you what H.H. Holmes actually did.
It starts out in 1886 in Chicago. H.H. Holmes built a hotel right in town near all of the fair activities. In the time that he was building it, he often brought in different construction crews to add things and then fired that crew afterwards. Again the next day hiring a different construction crew to work on something else at the hotel. That way, not one construction crew or person knew of the intricacies of the hotel. What intricacies? Well like 100’s of windowless rooms, doorways that opened into brick walls, stairways leading to nowhere, doors that opened from the outside and don’t forget the fun rooms. The rooms that had soundproof walls and gas lines in them to asphyxiate the guests. Or rooms that had walls covered with iron plates and blowtorches to incinerate guests. Or the secret hanging chamber… or the basement where he would dissect, strip the flesh off guests and then sale their bodies to medical schools. What a host huh?
The hotel was nicknamed the Castle by the people of the area and it was three stories and a block long. The name of the actual hotel was called the World’s Fair Hotel. Yep, you guessed it. The hotel was right there in the same area of the World Fair in 1893. Just think of all of the innocent people coming to Chicago for the World’s Fair. They see this nice, new hotel and check in thinking they are safe… and then they are never heard from again. Thus in the end, the hotel was then called the Murder Castle.
In the end, justice was given to H.H. Holmes. He was eventually caught and although he claimed to have killed 27 people, it is actually thought the count could be well over 200 people! What’s even more interesting is that H.H. Holmes is even linked to the likes of Jack the Ripper. Some people even think that they may be one and the same. H.H. Holmes was actually in London during the killings of Jack the Ripper. And of course, Jack the Ripper was actually a very clean cut killer – some believe that he had a medical background. With all of the killing that H.H. Holmes did, I would think he would fit that bill. Do you?
Picture Mugshot from Wikipedia
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Hello ghostly friends. Today we have a guest submission. This is from my brother Easy across the pond. And what a delicious hands on tale with pictures. I do so hope you enjoy it. Try not to shake too much.
The Legends of the Mont’s d’ Arree
Located in the middle of Finisterre, the Monts d’ Arree are the natural border between north and south of Finisterre. This area is the bretagne bretonnante, the heart of Brittany.
And the time stands still there… literally, you can google it, with all our modern stuff, satellites, radio masts and whatnot, here NO cell phone works. The area is occupied by goblins, druids and some creatures of the darkness.
At night the stone carvings of Ankou, the death, come back to life and therefore all hikers and wanderers avoid the abandoned buildings you can find even in the darkest forest and far away from civilization.
If you enter such a house, you never will leave it… even when you run like the wind or a Weimaraner… just saying.
There also is one of the sneakiest bogs, the Yeun-Elez. Legend has it that the devil hid his treasures once there and those who want to get rich will die trying. The Prince of Darkness will grab the gold diggers by their legs and he will drag them into eternal darkness. Even the entrance to hell, Youdig, is here in this bog….butt no worries, the devil is not at home he is on the way to Lac St. Michel where another creature of the night lures for fresh victims.
Do you wonder why there is foam on the water? That’s because the lake is the playground of the Kannerezed Noz, the washer women of the night. They come out at night to wash the burial garments of recently passed people.
If you meet them, you have to wash the garments with them till dawn… if you can’t stand this they will break your arms and throw you in the lake.
Every year around Howl-o-ween, the druids come to this places to celebrate their annual samhain and a lot of people of the Gorsedds of Bards from Wales, Awens of Cornwall or Scotland or the Goursez Breizh visit this area for their rituals and it is common here to see people in white, blue, red or green robes who wander through the bog or the mountains. We don’t laugh at them. We greet them and leave them alone. You never know where humbug ends and magic begins…. specially here… tout commence à finisterre.
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Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Web/Blog Page: http://badcatchris.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? My dad was a shelter volunteer and they had me locked up at PetSmart. He came to clean our cages one morning and, to be honest, my first thought was, “Thank you for letting me out of this cage.” I am not the kind of kitty that does well locked up. I was adopted a few weeks earlier and brought back the next day because some humans don’t understand love bites. The next thing I thought was, “This guy might be my ticket out of here,” so I jumped on his shoulders and worked my magic.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? About five minutes after I got to my new home, I realized that none of the four native cats were willing to challenge to my authority. Here is me exploring the house on that first day :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp3pLnjQRCE
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? When I was young, dad covered our third floor balcony with screening so I, I mean we, could go outside. He didn’t realize that I was small and could squeeze under the railing like a cockroach. I jumped to the ground and after exploring, I cried at the door to come in. A nice lady, who was not my mom, opened the door and I went into a home that was very different than the one I left. It was very disorienting and scary. Fortunately, my dad found me and brought me home. Hey, I was still a kitten. I can’t be expected to understand the difference between first floor and third floor at that age.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Dad is a sucker. I know how he responds to my “cry” when I want to go eat some grass or I give him the “sad eyes” when my food bowl is empty.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? Dad called the blog “Bad Cat Chris” but I am really not “bad.” Just because I constantly try to escape, scratch the furniture, dominate the other cats, poop on the floor, get into cabinets, bite noses, annoy the parents at night and try to bring lizards in the house, that doesn’t make me bad. I am actually very good with people and all the humans love me.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
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