The Stars at Night

I’ve just returned from yet another trip to my favorite campsite in Nicolet National Forest. It was likely my final visit to the campsite as I prepare to move far away from Wisconsin. Part of me will miss hiking around in that forest and swimming in Butternut Lake. But part of me will not miss it. Final Visit? Even if Read More …

The Trouble with Proving the Paranormal and Supernatural

As a professional haunter and horror enthusiast, I like to include creepy and allegedly haunted destinations in my travels whenever possible. Some recent examples include Black Horse Lake in Montana (allegedly haunted by a hitchhiker), Bowlin’s “The Thing”, a number of ghost towns and abandoned buildings (most recently including a tour of an abandoned sanitarium at night), and other various Read More …

Urbex – Dakota Ghost Towns and Abandoned Buildings

I spent last week driving around North and South Dakota, checking out abandoned buildings in ghost towns. This was a quintessential “gothic nomad” trip insofar as that moniker is concerned. The only way a trip could be more representative of that name is if I was touring medieval castles in eastern Europe. (And that trip will happen soon enough…) This Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part II – TransWorld 2018

I planned the Forgotten States Road Trip around TransWorld, since being in St. Louis already saved me about a thousand miles had I done these two trips separately. Although the convention itself was pretty damn good this year, I did not particularly enjoy my visit – for a number of different reasons. But through adversity, I can say that I Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part I – Lower 48 States

It is official. I have now been to every contiguous state in the United States (the lower 48 states). I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post. I have a lot to get to, and I want to dive in straightaway. It is ironic that this post will be so long since the trip was uneventful and unremarkable. Read More …

Till Death Do Us Part

I’ve completed one other corpse project after “Nasir”. I had two more miniature skeletons to use, so rather than make two individual corpses, I decided to take what I did with Nasir to the next logical step, and actually depict some necrophilia. Say “hi” to Shaun and Zach. The Build As I did with Nasir, this piece features multi-layered fleshing Read More …

Tarzan, the Feral Zombie

Fresh off my North American Road Trip, I wanted to pay homage to my feral days by making a Tarzan-esque corpse. As with Nasir, this one also had to be locked into position, but this position would be far less natural and more difficult to lock into place. Tarzan’s Construction I got him into his apish stance with rope rigging Read More …

Bones, Hansel, and Mini Hanging Meat

Here are three more corpses that I don’t have a whole lot to say about. Mini Hanging Meat The “Mini Hanging Meat” is a miniature version of Casey. I have yet to find appropriately scaled chains or clothing for him, and I haven’t decided on a name. Bones Bones was a quick corpse I built for Green Bay Fear, and Read More …