Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Clown Statue

A girl in her teens, is babysitting for a family in Newport Beach, California.

The family is wealthy and has a very large house, with a ridiculous amount of rooms.
The parents are going out for a late dinner/movie.
The father tells the babysitter that once the children are in bed she should go into a specific room (he doesn't really want her wandering around the house) and watch TV there.

The parents take off and soon she gets the kids into bed and goes to the room to watch some TV.
She tries watching TV, but she is disturbed by a clown statue in the corner of the room.
She tries to ignore it for as long as possible, but it starts freaking her out so much that she can't handle it.

She resorts to calling the father and asks, "Hey, the kids are in bed, but is it okay if I switch rooms? This clown statue is really creeping me out."

The father says seriously, "Get the kids, go next door and call 911."

She asks, "What's going on?"

He responds, "Just go next door and once you call the police, call me back."

She gets the kids, goes next door, and calls the police.
When the police are on the way, she calls the father back and asks, "So, really, what's going on?"

He responds, "We don't HAVE a clown statue."
He then further explains that the children have been complaining about a clown watching them as they sleep. He and his wife had just blown it off, assuming that they were having nightmares.

The police arrive and apprehend the "clown," who turns out to be a midget.

He was some homeless person dressed as a clown, who somehow got into the house and had been living there for several weeks.
He would come into the kids' rooms at nights and watch them while they slept.
As the house was so large, he was able to avoid detection, surviving off their food, etc.

He had been in the TV room right before the babysitter right came in there.
When she entered he didn't have enough time to hide, so he just froze in place and pretended to be a statue.

What is the truth?

Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns.
Who doesn`t fear clowns?
Clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them frightening and unknowable!

Though urban legends are sometimes inspired by real-life events, I've found no clear precedents for "The Clown Statue" in news reporting of the past 20 years, no stories in which a miscreant poses as a clown doll inside people's homes, at any rate.

In 1990, a West Palm Beach, Florida woman was shot and killed on her doorstep by a clown sporting a bright orange wig (a crime which remains unsolved, so far as I know).
Then there's John Wayne Gacy, of course, who, during the mid-1970s, murdered 33 young men and buried their bodies under his Chicago home.
The media christened him the "Killer Clown" because he was known for hosting neighborhood parties at which he dressed up as a clown.

For all the babysitters... beware... there are killer clowns on the loose!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Namakubi video

In the search of scary video clips you sometimes find a video that is so weird and disturbing you can`t explain what is really going on.
Is it real? Fake?

Sometime you just can`t know.

Watch this video clip closely. Alone and in the dark.
Look closely at the environment and the lighting.

Did you had the feeling the face moved?
Did you saw the lighting chance on her face?

I love the hole scene in it.
The detail of the room,the TV, closet, the box.

What is the truth?

I love this video! This will scare everybody. And leave you with a really bad feeling.

Only the scream at the end kinda ruined the hole scene.

I have tried to translate most of the Japanese texts.

So the title says Namakubi.
Namakubi means “freshly severed head”, which is a reference to Samurai culture, specifically, the presentation of the heads of the vanquished to the leader of the victorious.

But in these days it is used in art form, drawings and tattoos.

When I look at the comments of the video, it looks like it is some kind of competition. To create a scary video with the theme Namakubi.

Someone said in the comments that he filmed it in daylight so it would be darker in the closet.

Well, I say the creator really succeed in creating a freaky and disturbing video!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boiled brains

Milagros Esteves was a fine girl, but not too bright. One day she got asked a date by one guy she really liked, so on the day of the date she wanted to look pretty.

The day came but she never showed up and as days went by her boy decided to pay her a visit in order to know what happened. Telephone calls didn't work so he went to her home and after waiting for an answer he decided to take a look inside from the back part of the house which had a window to the kitchen only to find out his date laying on the kitchen's floor.

When police arrived they could reconstruct the girls last moments.

As time for the meeting came closer Milagros noticed her hair was still too wet to be combed so an idea struck her mind.

She would go to the kitchen, get a knife, head for the microwave oven, open its door, falsely lock the door in order to keep it open and dry her hair by placing her head inside the oven.

Doctors diagnosed death by boiled brain.

What is the truth

This cautionary tale dating from the 1970`s is essentially a variant of "The Microwaved Pet," in which an elderly woman unfamiliar with the properties of her brand-new microwave oven attempts to use it to dry her wet poodle. It has a similarly gory ending.

First invented in the 1940s, microwave ovens (or "radar ranges," as they were known early on) didn't become affordable enough for most Americans to own until the late 1960s, so they were still something of a novelty when these stories first began to circulate.
They illustrate how new and unfamiliar technologies beget cautionary tales, especially when their workings are obscure and the products are accompanied by bold-lettered safety warnings.

But that this story is true is unknown.
The story is from the 1970`s, so to find hard evidence wouldn`t be easy. Also I can`t find any information about the girl.
So it could be just a cautionary tale.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012