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Which mythical creature resides in your soul?


You are a faerie. Faeries are

miniature, winged versions of humans or

elves. They are usually very merry and

cheerful. They are masters at healing and

magic. They symbolize peace, happiness,

faith, and purity. They are usually very

beautiful. And not to be confused with the

pixie they are not mischievous or


Which mythical creature resides in your soul? (11 Results + Pictures)
brought to you by Quizilla Not exactly what I was expecting but ok.

The Whaley House

California State Historic Landmark #65 also known as The Whaley House is one of the most important historical homes in San Diego. The house has been transformed into many different businesses including a ballroom, school, polling place and even Thomas Whaley's General store. The Whaley House, at one time, was also the Country Court House and San Diego's first commercial theater. Since 1960, the house is now a museum. It is safe to say that The Whaley House has been the home for many things including tragedy.

The Travel Channel's America's Most Haunted had dubbed the house the number one most haunted house in the United States. Of course, America's Most Haunted isn't the only television program the Whaley House has been featured on and probably won't be the last. It's history of hangings, violent death and the seizure of court documents is enough to make someone interested in it, for paranormal reasons or not. Is it haunted? No one can say for sure but m…

Ghost Hunting Kits

Beginner's Kit The Beginner's Kit is for novice ghost hunters and hobbyists. This kit includes:

1 ELF Zone EMF Meter
1 Ghost Research 101 book
1 LED microlight red light flashlight

Price: $36.00 + S & H

Starter Kit The Starter Kit is much like the Beginner's except it has two more pieces of equipment. This kit includes:

1 ELF Zone EMF Meter
1 Ghost Research 101 book
1 LED microlight red light flashlight
1 IR101 non contact infrared thermometer
1 PIR motion sensor

Price: $99.00 + S & H

Instant Equipment Kit The Instant Equipment Kit is for the more advance ghost hunters. Add a camera and an audio recorder and you'll be all set. This kit includes:
1 Cell Sensor EMF Meter
1 Electrosensor EMF meter
1 Sony EMC-F8 Omnidirectional Microphone
1 LED microlight red light flashlight
1 Pocket infrared non contact thermometer
1 PIR motion sensor

Price: $149.00 + S & H

To purchase one of these kits and/or other ghost hunting equipment, please visit The Shadowlands Ghost Hunting Store.

Psychic Abilities

I had my "psychic abilities" tested at Psi Q and here are my results:

Guanajuato's Mummy Museum

Mummies of Guanajuato, Mexico are not your average mummy. What makes them unique? There are several reasons why they are rare. The number one would have to be that they weren't mummified intentionally. Their mummification was caused by extremely dry weather conditions along with an overcrowded cemetery.

At one time, the town charged a fee to bury loved ones in the cemetery which could be paid in one large sum or in annual installments. However, if payments were discontinued, the bodies were removed to free up more space. Several corpses were exhumed sometime in the late 1800s. The townspeople were surprised to find that some of the bodies had been mummified.

Bodies located in a middle row of tombs were mostly likely to become mummified. Why? They were untainted by the rare moisture from rain or groundwater. Despite the unintentional mummification, they represented a broad social spectrum of the community considering the wealthy and powerful citizen were only known to mummify their l…

The London Dungeon Ghost

Turn the volume up so you can hear what it's saying.

Ghost Cams Update

I've noticed that the Oklahoma Abandon Hospital cam has been kind of popular. So, I did a search and found a few more. The links are listed on the sidebar. Some cams refresh every 20 seconds while others may take minutes.

The Queen Mary cam has a chatroom below it for chatting with other viewers. The Asylums Gate cam has two while Dddavid's Cams, located in a 100+ year old Victorian house, has six to choose from. In order to view the cams at you have to sign up at the site. Registration is free.

If you know of any ghost cams that aren't listed on the sidebar, leave comment with the link and I'll add it. Enjoy ghost hunting from the comforts of your own home!

Coffee Anyone?

My renter for this week is Andy. Coffeestoned is full information about technology, news, and Andy's personal life. If you're looking for a blog that is revealing and informative, take a look at Coffeestoned.

Also take a look at my other bidder's blogs: Newfie Girl, Mystickal Incense & More Blog and My Corner of the Web.

Mark Your Calendars

The third season of Ghost Hunters starts on March 29th!! Until then, the Sci-Fi channel will be showing reruns. Season 1 is available on DVD with hours of never-before-seen deleted scenes and bonus footage for only $29.95. There's also The Very Best of Ghost Hunters DVD available that includes invesigations of a little girl that sees dead people, a ghost bride and a tavern haunted by a tormented child. The DVD costs only $9.95. Go to the TAPS website to order either or both DVDs. They have also started having raffles. Check out their site for information on how you can win a TAPS T-shirt.

I also rented space for the week on Dana's blog: Southern Gal Goes North. Check it out sometime.


During medieval times, a unicorn's horn, or alicorn, was considered valuable. Many believed it could cure many illnesses and neutralize poison. Unicorn's horn was sold in druggist's shops in powdered form while whole horns were kept in the vaults of royalty.

One 'horn' is located in the Liverpool Museum in England. The horn is believed to have been made from the tusk of a narwhal (a rare species of whale). It measures 110cm long with a diameter of 5.2cm, tapering to 2.5cm. The top section is carved with bands of foliage and winged dragons chasing animals. The lower section shows human figures imprisoned in leaves.

The narwhal (monodon monoceros) is one of the rarest whales known that lives in the Arctic. The male of this species has a single left tusk that is a modified upper incisor. The tusk is spirally twisted, usually in a counter-clockwise direction. In a mature specimen the tusk can be from two to seven meters long. The mammal is believed by many to have been…

Most Likely to be Contacted

I received this e-mail today from Blog In Space:

Andrea ,

Congratulations! Blog in has crowned your blog with the title of "Most Likely To Be Contacted" for its outstanding ability to potentially provoke alien responses back to Planet Earth. This means your blog will be featured on the homepage of on February 20, 2006 complete with a screenshot and a link to your site. Visit to receive your badge and notify your friends so they can check it out for themselves!
Friendly Green Wishes,
-The Blog in Space Team

Of course, I have no idea which blog this pertains to. I guess I'll have to wait 'til February 20th to find out. Anyways, here is the badge I received.

Update: Found out today that it was for my Southern Expressions blog.

Smuggling a Human Head?

MIAMI - A Haitian national and Florida resident named Myrlene Severe was arrested Thursday for "smuggling a human head" in to the United States according to an article by Reuters. She was also charged with failing to declare the head on a customs declaration form and transporting hazardous material which apparently had "organic matter" on it.

Severe relayed to the U.S. attorney that she had obtained the human head froma male in Haiti for her Voodoo beliefs. She also stated that the purpose of the head was to ward off evil spirits. Eighty percent of Haiti's overall population is Roman Catholic while sixteen percent are Protestant. Although, more than half say they also practice voodoo.

Each of the charges carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison. Bail was set at $100,000 and Severe will be arraigned on March 2.

Paranormal Article

Well what do we have here?

My renter for this week is Lonnie Hodge, a writer, editor, China SEO...ok let's put it this way. He's a well accomplished guy. His blog OneManBandwidth: China Blog of an American Professor in China consists of news and everyday life in China. Lonnie's blog is pretty interesting and humorous. So, feel free to head on over there and check it out.

Blog Survey

I usually don't do memes or surveys on this blog, but this one gives you a chance to get to know me a little more.

A - Age: 22
B - Band listening to right now: Crossfade
C - Career: Writer
D - Drink or smoke: neither
E - Easiest person/s to talk to: My mom when she's not in gossip mode.
F - Favorite song/s at the moment: More than Words By: Frankie J
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy Bears
J - Junk foods you like: Pizza
L - Longest car ride ever: 9 hours (Texas to Missouri)
M - My favorite Sport/s: Not a sports type of person
N - Number of relationships you've had: About five
O - One wish you have: To end world hunger.
P - Phobias: Spiders, snakes, etc..
Q - Favorite Quote:The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool. - Stephen King
R - Reason to smile: Can't think of a reason.
S- Song: Behind These Hazel Eyes
T- Time you woke up: 10:30 am
U - Unknown fact about you: Ummmm...My favorite color is blue.
V - Vegetable/fruit you hate: Asparagus
W - Worst habit: Procrastin…


- The American Ghost Society's -
June 22-25, 2006 -- Haunted Alton, Illinois

This 10th Annual Conference of the American Ghost Society is hosted by Troy Taylor (American Ghost Society) and Ursula Bielski (Chicago Haunts) at the History & Hauntings Book Co. --- 515 East Third Street --- Alton, Illinois (one of the most haunted small towns in America). Price: $50 per person (not including additional fees for after hour events)

This wonderful annual event is the "original ghost conference". This year's conference will feature nationally known authors and speakers on ghosts and the supernatural -- and is not only our biggest and best line-up so far but it marks the 10th anniversary of this fantastic event!

The conference will include workshops and lectures on ghosts and ghost hunting; presentations on paranormal phenomena and investigating the unknown; discussions and question and answer periods; haunted locations and the unexplained; ghost…


I decided to do tonight's post about Telekinesis in honor of last night's episode of Supernatural. I'm sure most of you have read or at least seen the movie Carrie which made the ability popular among mainstream.

Telekinesis, also known as psychokinesis, is the ability to move things or otherwise affect the property of things with the power of the mind. True psychokinesis is very rare. Only a few, Stanislawa Tomczyk, Nina Kulagina, Uri Geller, etc., have been able to demonstrate this ability and even them were highly contested by skeptics.

The most common form of psychokinesis is one that is not consciously intended. Poltergeist activity might be caused by the subconscious of people under stress, emotional turmoil or even hormonal peaks. Without conscious effort, these people cause china to fly off shelves, objects to break or loud rappings to emanate from their houses' walls, among other effects. In the same way, PK might also be responsible for phenomena experienced at…


One of Wisconsin's most haunted places is located on the shores of West Bay Lake. A grand mansion known as Lamont Mansion and later Summerwind once stood on this piece of land but is now long gone. However, the ghost stories and legends still remains.

It was a fishing lodge before Robert P. Lamont converted it in to a mansion in 1916 to be a summer home for him and his family. He and his family remained on the property for 15 years before suddenly abandoning the home in the 1930s. Legend goes his maids informed Lamont of the property being haunted. He didn't believe them until one day while eating dessert with his wife in the kitchen when the basement door swung open and an apparition of a man appeared. The door slammed shut when Lamont pulled out a pistol and fired two shots. Then he fled the residence with his wife. After Lamont's death, the house was sold.

During the 1940s, the Keefer family purchased the mansion. They maintained the property but never lived in the home…

New Renter

I decided to start renting out space on my blog every week. After posting the ad at BlogExplosion, I was a little surprised at the response (4 bids!). However, my policy is first come first serve. So, my very first renter is writer Jeremy Shipp from

His site displays cute web comics, contests, featured artists and other interesting information. So, check out his site and enjoy!

Please visit my other bidder's sites as well: Serra, KShippyChic, and FyreGoddess.

The White Witch of Rose Hall

Born in France, Annie Palmer was a petite woman (barely 4 feet tall) who moved to the beautiful island of Jamaica. She was to marry a powerful man who owned Rose Hall and thousands of acres of sugar plantation. Little is known of her early days at Rose Hall. It is said that she pined greatly for the bright lights of Paris, and found life on the island to be a hardship.

Whatever the cause, Annie ruled with an iron fist. She was feared by the slaves who lived on and worked the plantation. Any defiance or even perceived insolence was answered with public whippings, torture in the dungeon, or even death. Annie started her day by stepping to the small balcony, and issuing the orders of the day to the assembled slaves in the yard. Her orders included punishments and executions.

Perhaps out of boredom, Annie started taking slaves to her bed. When she lavished her attentions on a slave, that man's days were numbered. After Annie grew tired of her lover, she would murder him and have him b…