Andrea Allisonon Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Many people fight to save the forests across the planet, but the pili mara or tiger trees in India may not need our help. Villagers in Padrame claim these carnivorous trees are the reason for their cow mutilations. A man even claims to have witness one trying to gobble up one of his cattle. Thankfully, he and other villagers managed to rescue the poor animal.
This may sound ridiculous but it's not totally unheard of. I mean Charles Darwin was interested in meat-eating plants. I'm sure there are other tales of cryptobotany floating out there somewhere. Maybe the tiger trees fall in this category along with the Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar.
Andrea Allisonon Wednesday, February 13, 2008
...Ghost Hunters returns!! I can't wait. I can't wait. Destination Truth also premieres on March 5th. We get to see what other pop culture references he comes up with and mythical creatures he doesn't find. Should be fun.
Next Wednesday is the season finale of Ghost Hunters International. The team will be joined by guess who? Josh Gates! No surprised, huh? Well, it looks like this time he won't be playing host and will be participating in the investigation of Frankenstein Castle. I have to say his ghost hunting abilities on his own show weren't all that impressive. Lets see if he can pick up a thing or two from some pros.
Andrea Allisonon Saturday, February 02, 2008
This week's guest post comes from author Deborah Woehr. She chose Ghost Stories as a stop on her virtual book tour promoting her latest horror novel Prosperity: A Ghost Story. To learn more about Deborah and her work, check out her website at www.deborahwoehr.com.
Just Saying Hello
My husband’s grandfather passed away on December 8, 1992. The loss was hard on all of us, although I couldn’t understand why I was so sad. The emotion felt inappropriate because I didn’t really know him like I had known my own grandparents.
I couldn’t shake this sense of sadness after several weeks had passed. One day, I was driving somewhere on my lunch hour when I began to think about why I was so down. Then I found myself stopping behind a black Toyota truck, which had stopped for a red light. I happened to catch a blue bumper sticker that had the name Kamahamea printed on it in white lettering. Grandma! I thought with sudden realization.
I had lost my grandmother in February of that year and didn’t realize that it was her that I was missing so much. My grandparents moved to Honolulu shortly after my grandfather retired and lived there for six months before returning to the States. She told the story about King Kamahamea when I was little, but I had forgotten about it. Call me crazy, but I felt that it was her way of saying hello.