“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, October 19, 2016

Haunted Humpday, going, going

Hello, how was your week?
Welcome to the penultimate Haunted Humpday!

Anyone doing any scary/spooky Halloween activities soon?
In addition to going to the fair, which isn't spooky
We have a few that are on our list.
starting with 

According to the website:

"From the city all you can hear are the screams resonating from fields on the farm.  Located on the outskirts of the city lies a farmland that is home to one of the scariest places in Arizona.  Fear Farm is the largest outdoor haunted attraction in the valley.  30 acres of pure terror, consisting of 5 indoor/outdoor haunted attractions and for the faint of heart we offer a 10 acre corn maze. New for 2016  Fear farm brings you the all new Phoenix Haunted Hayride.  Guests won’t have to travel far to leave the city lights behind and enjoy this ominous oasis of the desert, the Valley’s only outdoor Halloween experience with attractions for the whole family. This Halloween season, Fear Farms promises to become your family’s newest and most frightening fall tradition: Come for the fun, stay for the fear. Make a night of it. We dare you.
This year there are 5 horrific haunts all at one location: Slaughterhouse, Undead, The Bunker, Mouth of Madness, and Legends: Goatman!
If you’re in Phoenix this fall, be sure to not miss everyone’s favorite Halloween tradition and take a stroll through Fear Farm Haunted House and Corn Maze" 

We'll see. 

We are also planning on 

This has "merry" activities that are appropriate for all ages..
which includes walking through an extinct animal graveyard 
and a mad hatter dance party!
There's also a "scary" option,
This sounds like a bit more fun.

From their website:
  • Urban Legend Lane
    Wander along a path of urban legends and encounter characters you’ve only heard about in myths.
  • Haunt for Dead October
  • Feel the terror of the deep in the Haunt for Dead October. Dare to enter a Soviet submarine and be menaced by radioactive Russian zombies.
  • Walking Dead Way
    Don’t make any sudden movements … escaped and hungry zombies roam the pathway waiting to feast on human flesh.
  • Vampires Awakening
    Enter the Lair of Darkness where thirsty vampires await to feed on the living.
  • Insane Asylum
    Experience this insane “funhouse”. Try not to stare … you could end up being their next resident!
  • Post-Apocalyptic Train Tour*
    Take a train ride to the darkest and scariest corners of the Zoo where even we won’t venture on our own! Let’s hope you make it back in one piece…

There are a few local 'home haunts' in our area that we plan on visiting  too!

 I forgot to show you this sign I found at goodwill, 
This was 3.99!

You flip up the face and this is underneath

This was bought at Target..I love the gypsy vibe it has!

This is an old mask and werewolf paws that I stuck on the wall..
It always creeps me out when I turn off the living room lights at night, it's like I forget it's
hanging there until it's dark.

Look at this mug! This was sent to me as a gift:)
Isn't it just adorable?

This one, I've had forever..It's one of my favorites.
It's huge, perfect for coffee.

Sometimes the talent that people have just blows me away..
You couple that with generosity and it's a powerful combination.
My awesome friend Georgina created these two amazing
beauties and sent them to me!!
A treat box and a tree of life ornament:)
That treat box will be out all year and the ornie will definitely
be on our tree for many years to come!
I LOVE her art work. 
stop by her blog and take a look at her work, it's at 

I also received these lollipops, yes, they are edible..
from another talented lady in California..
The details are ridiculous!
Look at that skelly Cinderella!
That puppy lollipop is her very own dog Bixby, 
which I drew, and she turned him into candy!!
I highly recommend visiting her Etsy shop 
Her confections are as delicious as they are magical.
Right now she has Halloween pops but she creates for all occasions!
Stop by if you get a chance!

Here are a few of my silly little paper devils..
Who, by the way, are available for adoption
for anyone that is interested.

 Would you like to watch a creepy video?
We found this one last week and I think it's pretty scary.
Turn down your lights and watch it alone:)

what did you think?

What do you know about skin-walkers?
according to wikipedia they are 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"This article is about the creature of Native American legend. For other uses, see Skin-walker (disambiguation).
In Navajo (Navajo: Diné) culture, a skin-walker (yee nahgloshii) is a type of witch who has the ability to turn into an animal, or to disguise themselves as an animal.
In the Navajo language, yee naagloshii translates to "he who walks on all fours".[1] While perhaps the most common variety seen in horror fiction by non-Navajo people, the yee naaldlooshii is one of several varieties of Navajo witch, specifically a type of ’ánti’įhnii.[1]
Navajo people usually hesitate to reveal this lore to non-Navajos, or even to discuss it casually among those they do not trust.[2]"

My best friend from middle school had a brother that 
loved to go camping.
He especially liked the rural mountainous areas east of Phoenix Arizona.
 He would get on his motorcycle and head out for long weekends
usually alone.
He loved driving and
He didn't believe in superstitions or 'old wives tales'
As he put it.
I spoke to my friend and she said he'd been out camping and came home early. 
Spooked out of his mind.
He told her he had seen something so terrible
He felt like the thought alone was going to drive him insane.
After setting up camp, he decided to hike over to a small lake and fish for a while
(It was a routine he had.)
He was not having much luck 
and had resigned himself to going back to camp
and having some of the food he brought with him,
for this very reason.
As he began to pack up his tackle 
He heard a low growl drifting up from the thick underbrush behind him.
He got very anxious since mountain lions were spotted often in that area.
He finished and started to put as much space between himself and the creature as possible.
On the way back to his campsite he could hear whistling and small bushes and leaves
being crushed...whatever it was kept pace with him all the way back.
He said his mind was playing tricks on him
because he could swear that what ever it was that was out there
 had climbed up the nearest tree and was now just watching him as he
built a fire and settled down for the night.
Every once in a while he could hear growls and what sounded like whispers.
This went on for about an hour until he decided to get out his
gun and shoot into the tree, figuring that whatever was up there would 
become frightened and run off.
He shot in the general direction of the 'animal'
but instead of running off it jumped down and got closer to the fire.
After getting a good look at it.
He ran for his bike, didn't even pack his stuff and took off.
The drive home was terrifying for him.
The creature looked like a large shaggy deer.
The face pale, the eyes bright red. 
The limbs, unnaturally long.
It ran along the side of the road, sometimes on all fours, sometimes up on it's hind legs.
Driving as fast as he possibly could, he made it back to a populated area 
and rested there until the sun came up.
Afterwards my friend told me he was spooked.
He saw shadows where no one else did.
His driving was reserved for work only
and camping became out of the question.
After a few weeks
He told her her that
the creature was everywhere, he could hear it
scrabbling and whispering in the dead of night.
He could see it out of the corner of his eye.
This went on for a couple of months.. 
Then one night in early September
he was killed in a motorcycle accident on a lonely highway.
There were no other vehicles involved.

What are your thoughts on this..?
Have you ever heard of skin walkers?
They're supposedly in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico...
But I've heard stories of them being in other places as well.

If you want to hear other tales about them
give this guy a listen,
His name is Lazy Masquerade 
and he has a bunch of cool scary stories that will freak you out.

Alright, I'm about to get ready to go to sleep..or at least try.
If you camp a lot or are in a rural area in AZ, TX, or NM
& you hear a rustling or a whistling one dark night..
Well, I hope you get home safe and sound.

Happy Haunted Humpday!!
it's the 19th day of the Countdown to Halloween!


  1. I can just picture you scaring yourself with the wearwolf. Your devils are great. I did partipate in your humpday.

  2. The video creeped me out a bit, my daughter decided to walk behind me slow and made me jump while I was watching it. I have heard about skin walkers throughout the years and hope to never encounter one. I love all the decor and mug collection, you have a lot of vintage Halloween style pieces.

  3. There's a lot in this post that scares me, especially the stories about the skinwalkers. Yikes! I listened to four out of the five on the video.

    I don;'t go to haunted housed, but there's one here in Central Alabama called Atrox and visitors have to sign release forms. One time I was keeping my friend's daughter while she and her husband were in Mexico. We took the girls to Atrox, and Alex's arm was broken in there! And I was keeping her!!! We had to take her to Children's Hospital to have it set because they were afraid she'd need some metal put in her arm. She was in middle school as was our oldest daughter. So I never went back!

    I love the mug with the vintage looking cat on it. So cute! And of course your art is so much fun.

    Happy Haunted Humpday!


  4. You always share the very best thoughts and things at Hallowoonie time. I love this especially the skin walker/shape shifter tale and explanation. My father in law always said that he would become a skin walker when he died. And sure enough, not 30 seconds after he had
    breathed his last there was a huge grey squirrel at the back door of his house. Turned towards the house chattered (as if laughing) and scurried away. My husband and I both saw this.
    xoxo Oma Linda

  5. Thanks for having humpdays. It has been fun. I have not watched the video and since I am such a chicken, I wonder if I need to watch it during the day.

  6. Haha, I just watched the Smiling man last night :)

    I wish there were more Halloween things for us to do over here, but really I have only heard of a ghost walk at an old castle.

    Those paper devils are super cute! Love 'em.

  7. Adorable little devils! We are going to experience a corn maze and already went on a haunted (enchanted critter) campground hike in the state park. This weekend we are having a family oriented FUN event at one of our racetracks, with costumes and tricks and treats and hopefully perfect weather.

  8. Eeek, skin-walkers! I've never heard of them before but I suspect they will populate my nightmares tonight, ha! The videos will have to wail until daylight or my bravery comes back.
    Isn't it great that there are so many corn mazes and fun Halloween activities these days? Having grown up on a farm I unfortunately still associate hay rides and corn fields with hard work.
    Your little devils are great, love the colors!
    Hope you had a very Happy Haunted Humpday!

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  11. So many lovely things!
    That story is so creepy, skin walkers are terrifying! I'm sorry about the guy, that's sad.
    I hope you have lots of fun at the Fear farm and the zoo, happy haunted humpday!

  12. Wow, I don't know where to begin! Amazing post!!
    Very creepy video!!
    I have heard about skin walkers. That story was sad! I am going to listen to the link of more of the stories.
    I love your devils!!
    Excellent gifts you got from your friends!
    I love that sign from Goodwill! I would have bought it!
    Big Hugs!


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