A couple nights ago in the sleepy little town of Dexter, Michigan (near Ann Arbor), a nice lady by the name of Kristy Robinett gave a talk about ghost hunting and being a psychic medium at the local library. It's not everyday that someone who has experienced what Kristy has, gives a talk and demonstration as Halloween approaches.
Kristy gave some good advice for those who want to try ghost hunting themselves.... Surprisingly, graveyards are not an area that ghosts like to hang out in. Instead, try a bar (ghosts apparently like to be where the action is). One of the best pieces of equipment you can have is a digital recorder. You can ask yes or no questions (or ask for knocks..like "knock once if no, knock twice if yes"). When you play back the recording later, you might just hear a ghost communicating with you.
Kristy also gave some good advice about visiting a psychic medium. The first thing to remember is that it should be fun, not gloom and doom. If you visit with someone who says that you are cursed or wants a lot of money, "run" says Kristy.
Here's a couple of pics of some ghost hunting gear:
All in all, a very entertaining night to be sure. If you want to find out more about the Ghost-hunter and Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett, you can find her at www.tangledwishes.com .
I participated in a 48 hour film challenge this past weekend with a group of friends. It was for "The Debra Hill Fellowship Producers Guild Weekend Shorts Contest". You have to write, cast, shoot, and edit a short film in 48 hours. This keeps you pretty busy over the weekend! Our film was called "Loose Ends" and took a comedic turn. For those of you who don't know who Debra Hill was, she was one of the co-writers and producers of the original "Halloween" movie. I was a writer on our film, and got a credit for set design and an acting credit as "Beer Bottle Man". Good times.
I also added another pic to the "Plastic Toys" menu of a Skull Club in white plastic by Clinton Toys Corp. More pics and Blogs to come. Stay tuned!
I added a new ghoulie to my Links menu....It's for "Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive Inn". If you're a fan of Creature Features or midnight movie horror hosts, you have to check out Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive Inn. I had the pleasure of meeting Wolfman Mac last year at the Motor City Comic Con, and he was great. Funny, silly, and highly entertaining is how I would describe this national treasure of a horror host. That's all for today, but to quote my buddy Wolfman Mac.... "Stay Creepy"!
I added a new picture to the "Wind Up Toys" section. I found some cool little Halloween monster wind ups on the web, and thought I would add the picture to make the point that just because an item or toy is new today, does not mean that it won't have collectible vintage value in the future. Of course not every Halloween toy or item is going to increase in value over the years, but if the item is made well, or has strong appeal it will likely increase in value over time.
I am too young to have had the first GI Joe figures when I was a kid, but look at how they exploded in value over the years. I did collect Star Wars figures when I was a kid, and some of those figures that came out in the early 1980's that originally cost $2.00 can sell for over $100 (and much more if they are still in the package). I'm not going to focus on new Halloween toys very often, but my point is the same is finding a great vintage Halloween toy or item....If you see something you really like (and can afford it), go for it!
Halloween is getting closer! I've been a little busy the first couple of weeks this September. Worry not, as I will be adding new pictures and updated very shortly!