Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #68

13 Things That Really Scare Me

1. Bigfoot - My one true irrational fear. When driving at night in the woods, I'm always afraid of surprising one trying to cross the road.

2. The JFK Conspiracy -
When I was little, I saw a TV show about the assassination that featured the Zapruder film. For some reason, it scared me. To this day the idea that someone was killed, on camera, and that there seems to be a reality different than the "official story" makes me shiver. We may never know the satisfying truth.

3. Aliens from Outer Space
- I once saw a planetarium show about close encounters of the third kind, not the movie, but the phenomenon. From that day I'm always wondering, late at night, if a grey alien is looking through the window at me.

4. Ouija boards
- I'm amazed that these things are being sold as a "game". I think that nothing good can come from playing with the thing. I haven't had anything creepy happen to me the very few times I've trying playing with it, but I don't want to take any chances.

5. Photos of Ghosts - Especially those that show figures in mirrors. Although I think I could reproduce the effect with a properly place photo, this phenomenon happens too often to be ignored.

6. Art Bell's "Ghost-To-Ghost" - This is the version of Coast to Coast AM radio show when callers get to call in and tell their personal ghost stories. I happen to be listening to it right now, creeping myself out by sitting in the dark kitchen with my laptop. I hope that was the cat I just heard.

7. The movie
Loose Change - This movie claims that the September 11 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the United States government, and bases these claims on perceived anomalies in the historical record of the attacks. I'm not sure about these claims, but the way the evidence is presented is creepy. It makes you wonder! When I saw it, I couldn't sleep that night.

8. Unsolved Mysteries - A TV show hosted by Robert Stack. Just the music raises the hair on the back of my neck.

9. The music, Tubular Bells, from the movie The Exorcist. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check this out and then you'll know what I think just the music is scary!

10. Manfred Mann's Earth Band's song "Blinded by the Light" - When I was about 7, this song creeps me out, especially the eerie guitar part. It reminded me of some of the music used in a TV show about Bigfoot.

11. The Captain - The spirit that we believe that haunts our Creekistan home. I had a dream that at one time a riverboat captain had lived and died lived here. He even buried a treasure around here somewhere! He's not scary, but you can tell that he's around sometimes. A friend of mine asked me "Who's standing behind me?" and I had to answer "The Captain," since no one was behind her.

12. Serial Killers - Hopefully I don't need to explain this. I'm scared yet fascinated by these killers.

13. New Movie: House of a 1000 Muppets


Anonymous said...

#4 and 5 scares me too. I'm not much of a horror or suspense fanatic. I'm such a scaredy cat for those.

It's just weird that I can feel things around me and I used to see unusual things. But last weekend I had a creepy experience - something I've never had for years now. I'm still thinking whether to write about it or not.

Happy Thursday!

jenn said...

I can't listen to the Z"Halloween" music. Scares me to death!
Happy TT!

Head Gaggler said...

Those are all great. I too cannot watch Unsolved Mysteries. That pic is creepy as is the Zapruder film. I had a class on murder and we talked about that film and the conspiracy. Very interesting.

Lori said...

Wow...I wonder if that ghost pic was real??? Great list...for the record, I dont like serial killers either:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

SusieJ said...

Very good. Very scary list -- especially the JFK thing.

Sparky Duck said...

The Zapruder film freaked me out too. And I now get jumpy when you hear those emergency broadcasting system tests over the radio. its too creepy sounding

Joyismygoal said...

way too scarey for me.

Anonymous said...

Re #3. There probably are aliens many places in the infinite vastness of the universe, but they are so far away they might as well not exist as far as w are concerned, so no need to worry about them looking into your windows!

Re #5. Yes, anyone can reproduce that sort of photo with a clever bit of camera trickery. That’s what they all are. No need to worry about ghosts!

Anonymous said...

I think it's the context you hear the music in. I was too scared to watch the Exorcist and I didn't think the music was scary....but that Muppet movie trailer had me under my chair!!

Anonymous said...

You do have some scary stuff on this list. The worst for me is being along in a building that many people claim is haunted. I don't see or hear anything, but my mind starts working overtime.

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Believer in Balance said...

A lot of those scare me too!!! That JFK video is so alarming. I kept watching over and over on your blog. It looks like he was hit shortly before his head was shot. I didn't realize that. So scary.