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Bizarre Arizona Laws

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Here are some crazy laws in Arizona that have made it onto the books:
1. Hunting camels is prohibited. (Good, I wouldn’t want to see a dead camel head in a den.)
2. Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony. (Is pink ok?)
3. There is a possible 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus. (Only 5 years for kicking it.)
4. Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. (What if he falls asleep while taking a bath?)
5. A class 2 misdemeanor occurs if one places a mark upon a flag which is “likely to provoke physical retaliation”. (You can yell like a sailor all you want and not get fined.)
6. It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine. (The real stuff is ok?)
7. When being attacked by a criminal or burglar, you may only protect yourself with the same weapon that the other people possess. (“Excuse me, can I have your gun so I can shoot you, thanks.”)
8. It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water. (This makes sense since it gets to over 120 frickin' degrees her…

Yep, It Was Filmed in Arizona

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With its many different scenery throughout the state and liberal tax breaks, Arizona is the perfect place to film a movie.  Even in the 2006 movie “Little Miss Sunshine” featured Arizona’s Carefree Highway and mentioned Scottsdale.  The opening runs of the movie Psycho highlighted downtown Phoenix.  Here are just some of the movies that were filmed throughout Arizona:
In the 1989 movie, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the boys lived in the city of San Dimas, CA, but in reality they were in Arizona.  They filmed in and around Coronado High School in Scottsdale as well as Metrocenter Mall and Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa where Napoleon had a blast riding the slides.
When giant spiders attacked the town of Prosperity, AZ, they were really running amuck in Superior in the 2002 movie Eight Legged Freaks.  While David Arquette and others were running for cover, the spiders can be seen crawling all over the historic buildings in this small town.  Also, the Valley West Mall in Glendale w…

Paranormal Geeks Book: Refreshed and Updated

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Sharon went into our Paranormal Geeks book and updated lots of the information.  She removed things that did not apply anymore and added interesting knowledge about paranormal geeks.  Check out the new and improved copy of Paranormal Geeks book.

Amazon: Paper copy and Kindle Barnes and Noble: Nook

And don't forget our tween book, Paranormal Geeks Gang. Amazon: Paper copy and Kindle Barnes and Noble: Paper Copy and Nook

Arizona Bigfoot Sightings

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Like many of the states, Arizona has had its share of Bigfoot sightings.  A couple years ago, Sharon and I went to a taping of the show Finding Bigfoot in Payson, AZ.  It was interesting to see behind the scenes, but the Bigfoot stories were incredible.  Many were seen in the Payson area, but there have been sightings noted all over the state.  Here are some just in case you wanted to look for Bigfoot in Arizona. 
The White Tanks Bigfoot A few miles west of Phoenix are the White Tanks where a few Bigfoot sightings have been made. Now, along with the coyotes, snakes, scorpions and other desert critters, we have a Bigfoot too.
Here is just one story I found:  “It was back in 1993 or 1994 when three high school boys decided to take a late night drive in the desert. They ended up on the dirt roads of the White Tanks Mountains near the park entrance to take a break. It must have been around 11:00 pm when they began hearing lots of commotion amongst the bushes. They blew it off as being a …

Urban Exploring: The Shacks

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While driving around Gila Bend, AZ, Sharon and I found these abandoned shacks.  The look like small abodes for workers or possibly motel rooms.  We were not quite sure, but they did make great subjects for our urban exploration.











Check In... Never!

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This motel has been abandoned for years.  No one stays here anymore except for the occasional hobo or critter.  I have been taking photos of this place for five years and I still see new things to shoot.



















Burning Down the House

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It was five years ago that Sharon and I came across this burnt house just by chance.  We were looking for an old cemetery in Mobile, AZ, and this place caught our eyes.  In the past five years, it basically looks the same but a bit more disheveled.  The barn in the back used to have walls five years ago, but most of them have fallen down.  When Sharon took a reading on the barn for our Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition) book, she picked up that a goat farmer used to live there.  While photographing these structures last month, a young man stopped by and wanted to know if we were the realtors or owners of the property.  We told him we were just urban explorers photographing what was left of the place.  He then said that his father once lived there and he had goats.  She was so happy to be validated for her reading.  Maybe we will drive by there in a couple years to see if someone finally tore down the house and rebuilt on the land.















We Are Moving!

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My hubby and I bought a house after almost 5 years of renting.  Yahoo!!  If you don't see many new posts, it's because I am busy unpacking and putting things in their place.  As soon as we are settled, I will be back to posting regularly.  Meanwhile, here are some pictures of the new house.  Actually, the house was built in 1967, but it is new to us.  I can't wait to start decorating it.