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Ghost Hunting Theories: EVP Session with John Wolfe of Season of Shadows

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Ghost Hunting Theories: EVP Session with John Wolfe of Season of Shadows: Many of us in the blogger world miss our beloved Halloween Blogger, John Wolfe. He ran the blog "Season of Shadows" for years, sharing his...

AZ Haunted Hotels: Phoenix, Prescott and Tombstone

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Hotel San Carlos Inn (Phoenix) Construction was done by 1927 on the Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix.  It had the look and feel of an Italian Renaissance place and was the hip place to stay at the times in all of the Southwest.  Each room on of this seven-story hotel was equipped with air-conditioning which was a rare thing in that era.  Many high society people, celebrities, and politicians stayed in the luxurious rooms.  The hotel was built where an elementary school once stood.  Guests and employees have reported seeing young boys running around the halls, playing in the rooms, and in the basement.  The story is told that some of those boys may have falling to their deaths in the well which sits in the basement of the hotel.  Another ghost seen by many is that of Leone Jensen who in 1928 died after jumping off the roof.  A white, ghostly female shaped figure has been seen in the stairwell and halls.  This spirit is often accompanied by a creepy moaning.

Hotel Vendome (Prescott)

AZ Haunted Hotels: Jerome and Oatman

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Connor Hotel (Jerome) In 1898, David Connor built a lavish 20 room hotel which offered weary travelers and other visitors a warm place to spend a night or two.  The first floor of the hotel had a saloon, card rooms, and billiards.  Bad luck followed with the hotel burning down not once, but twice.  It was reconstructed each time, boasting a grand reputation and always having each room booked.  In 1931, the Jerome mines were struck with tragic incidences such as fires, floods and the mines drying up.  When the mines shut down, the Connor hotel was hit hard and had to close its doors.  During the 1960s and 1970s, the hotel was revived but not as lavish as it once was.  But by the 1980s it had to close once again stating safety violations.  It would be about 20 years before it would get the well needed renovations it so desperately needed.  With all the noise and changes, many reported strange, ghostly activities at the Connor Hotel.  In room 1 there are claims of whispering and a women l…

The Corn Maze at Sunset

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Schnepf's Farm, Queen Creek, AZ







The Pumpkin Patch

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Schnepf's Farm, Queen Creek, AZ





Schnepf's Farm Festivities

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Sharon and I went to the annual Chili and Pumpkin Fest at Schnepf's Farm, Queen Creek, AZ.







Zombie Housewives of the 1960s Now on Kindle

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Our Zombie Housewives of the 1960s is now available on Kindle.  You can download this fun zombie book to your Kindle, pads, phones and PCs.  So join in Blossom and Colleen on what their lives are like as zombie housewives in the 1960s.

Kindle link: Zombie Housewives of the 1960s

Back to Schnepf's Farm

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This weekend, Sharon and I are going back to Schnepf's Farm.  We are excited to taste their delicious chili, join in on all the festivities, and run around in the creepy corn maze.  As always, I will have a post or two about our trip there.








Blossom, the Hippie Zombie

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(Exert from the Zombie Housewives of the 1960's book.)
"My parents named me Barbara, an old family name. It wasn't even a relative my mother liked. My family was your typical upper middle class Republican types. My dad was a successful sell-out corporate defense lawyer and Mom had been his secretary-turned-wife. Can it get anymore classic than that?  I was the first born and it was pretty clear that Dad wanted a son and when my baby sister Colleen came along; he turned his attention back to his martini and let Mom speak for him.

I didn't see any clear advantages to being a housewife though both my parents urged me to go to college and find a nice man to marry. My mother didn't seem all that happy with her position as breeder, cleaner, and cook. In fact, I could tell she was frustrated by the way she would wallpaper and redecorate the rooms all the time, constantly fuss over Julia Child’s recipes, and generally be a Nazi about appearances.
I didn't go to college.…

The Talented Tom Deadstuff

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One of the things I love is meeting talented artists.  This past weekend at FearCon Sharon and I passed by a booth with unusual and unique art.  We met the charming artist Tom Deadstuff who was enthusiastic about his work and couldn't wait to talk about it.  All of his pieces were created from recycled, refurbished items he found in the desert.  Using very few materials, he creates one-of-a-kind 3D wall hangings.  Some are dark, funny, whimsical, eerie, and just plain amazing.  Check out his Facebook page and become a friend of Tom's.
http://www.facebook.com/tomdeadstuff?fref=nf_fr








FearCon 2012

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Sharon and I had a great time at the 2012 FearCon in Scottsdale, AZ.  We mingled with many talented artists, film people, and tons of zombies.  Stella and Liz (me and Sharon) were part of a zombie fashion show and were a hit with the spectators.  They wore their pink and black bowling shirts, and carried their bowling bags along with a bowling ball which was a severed head.  Stella threw her ball and got a strike while Liz tossed hers in the audience.  We had a great time.

Stella and Liz with some of the critters.

Some of the zombies who were there...