“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Humpday


welcome to the last Haunted Humpday of September!!
Ooh! that was fast wasn't it?
Happy Fall to you !!!

I've been ill this week:(
So this Haunted Humpday post wont be as long.

I did want to mention a couple of swaps though...
Joanne from Vintage Dragonfly is throwing a Halloween
Twinchie madness swap.
Tee over at the Crafty Paper is hosting her annual
Halloween fun!

Halloween stuffed mystery envelope swap! 
I hope you will get into the spirit and join these two lovely ladies:)
I was looking at the goodies on pinterest
and I found these gorgeous candy apples..
Black apples look elegant to me..

 These bloody apples remind me of American Horror Story.
Perfect for a premier night party!

 Look at how cute these are!!!

I'm so going to make these this year!!

Do you have any good candy/caramel apple recipes?

I'm excited for some movies to come out this year..
I like scary movies no matter what the release date is..
there's one that's supposed to come out this November 28.
It's called The Babadook.

This is the synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia is at a loss. 
She struggles to discipline her 'out of control' 6-year-old, Samuel, a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel's dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.
 When a disturbing storybook called 'The Babadook' turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he's been dreaming about. 
His hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son's behaviour.
 But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.
 Here's another one called
As above so below...

This one came out August 29th
 Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. 
When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain.
 A journey into madness and terror,
 As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all

I believe if you are willingly a witness to terrible events
you open yourself up to even more horrors in life.

Years ago my parents knew of a person named Rudy.
He was a pretty nice person, on the surface.
He let his true colors show once and it was pretty much the end
of his time around here.
As far as I know he has since passed away.
He used to stop and talk to my parents if he happened
 to see them working in their garden in the evenings.
 One such time he began by asking
what my parents thought of 
the supernatural..
If they believed in evil spirits or not.
He was terribly upset...
Without waiting for an answer
He told them this story.
He and two of his friends, along with his 23 year old son
were outside of his home one weekend..
they were having a couple of beers and talking about their week.
It was mid February so the sun was sinking in the sky pretty early..
It was twilight and they were about to head inside when he saw 
something on the roof of a house about 6 doors down across the road.
It was dark and moving quickly...jumping from rooftop to rooftop.
Normally it would have been dismissed as a cat, it seemed to have four legs.
but it was very large..
The others noticed he sudden preoccupation and looked in the direction he was
looking...they all saw it.
One of them swore it was an ape, another asked if it could possibly be a large dog.
He said it would jump on a roof and stop briefly and look around then it would continue..
As It got closer and closer He wildly thought it was a lion that had escaped from the zoo.
It stopped directly on the house across the street and looked at them.
The sky was inky blue by now so they couldn't get a good look at it.
It was just a darker shape against a dark sky.
Suddenly it seemed to leap from that rooftop across the road to his rooftop.

But he said it did not jump, it flew.
They all scrambled to get indoors.
When his wife questioned them
(as they all crushed each other trying to get in the front door)
they didn't know what to say..
It sounded too ridiculous.
They hadn't had that much to drink either.

The next morning he got up on the roof and 
looked around trying to find evidence of whatever had been up there.
He, of course found nothing out of the ordinary.

About a week later
Rudy and his wife were getting ready for bed..
He went to the kitchen locked the back door
 and turned out the light.
As he walked back across the darkened room
he accidentally kicked their great Dane that was sleeping in the hall entry.
The dog growled low and threateningly & shifted it's position.
He was about to call out to the dog when he 
suddenly got a very bad feeling.
Racing into the bedroom
and slamming the door closed had his wife 
asking what the Hell was wrong this time..
turning to answer her he got a shock..
Their dog was asleep on the floor by the dresser.

After telling his story to my parents
my mother asked if he had seen or done anything
out of the ordinary lately.
This awful man confessed that he had witnessed
a murder, had in fact been invited to witness
the torture and murder of another human being.
My parents told this man that he needed
to fix the wrong that had been commited.
By church and by law.
Then they asked to please take his leave
as they wanted nothing to do with him.
 They never spoke to him again,
and like I said I think he's since passed away.
It's been about thirty years.


  Last week's give away winner is 

That's it for this week my pretties.
May your autumn be blessed
with golden pumpkins
hot drinks and cool nights!!



  1. You be well soon! Tons of fun coming, and we all need your creative heart!
    Thk u, sharing, I must watch these flicks! xoDebi

  2. Wow, another great scary story! Those carmel apples are fantastic, I'll have to try making them too. So sorry you've been sick, hope you feel better soon. Take care, Sarah

    Here's my HHV: http://calamitousbotanicus.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-vist-from-burt-haunted-humpday-v.html

  3. My candied apples never come out right, but I'm willing to try again. Look's like Rudy's susto came with a physical demon as well. I'm ecstatic I won a prize, I love receiving something other than bills in the mailbox.I hope you are feeling better so you can thoroughly enjoy Fall. Happy Haunted Humpday!

  4. Sorry you've been under the weather Marfi...and still you come up with another fabulous post! Thanks for the shout out. This haunted humpday I'm showing a few more atcs and have some vintage Halloween postcard freebies. Feel better..xo.

  5. That's a crazy story, Marfi! Are all these stories you share actual things you've heard, or do you make some up?

    I love all the apples, we make them for x-mas around here.

  6. Love the story. Mine is here:

  7. Dear Marfi,

    I hope you are doing better today.

    Your story surely is scary once again. When did your parents tell you about Rudy?

    Lately, I watched the trailer about the catacombs in Paris -- very scary, too. I plan to watch it on DVD when I get the chance.

    Anyway, today I put up my first Haunted Humpday post -- enjoy!

    Happy haunting,

  8. I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Thank you for still sharing your HH post with us. I look forward to them every week. I'll have to check out the swaps, they look like fun. You are so much braver than me when it comes to scary movies. That one looks pretty scary but your story is even better. Happy Haunted Humpday and feel better soon! ~Anna


  9. Oh my gosh! You tell the scariest stories! I'm looking Aroung my house for signs of this thing now..! Also, thanks for the tips on the scary movies, my husband, oldest daughter and I all love scary movies. This is my favorite season with the weather turning cooler, leaves changing color, fall harvest and best of all, Halloween!!

    I hope you feel better soon!

  10. Loved the spooky story and all the apples look fantastic... I hope you are feeling better!

  11. That story gave me chills. You are an amazing storyteller. I love your posts!!
    Caramel apples are my favorite fall treat... nom

  12. Hello sweet friend! WOW, you really have jump started the season with a BANG! Great ideas for treats....those bloody apples are FABULOUS!

    Have a super day, Anita

  13. Thank You for the heads up on my swap! Hope your feeling better soon! Great Blog Post as always! Hugs,Tee

  14. Happy belated Humpday and end of September! Have a great weekend :) Here is my post: http://tabithalenox.blogspot.com/2014/09/hauntedsanta-muerte.html


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