Serial killers, witches and more!

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Hey peeps! It’s been ages since my last post and I’m terribly sorry for that, but lately my life has become insane, in a positive way! October and November are going to be two wicked months, so I won’t be posting a lot. Great thing is that on November you’ll be able to see a huge news here on The Weirdo. Seriously, I can’t wait for it!

In the meantime I picked some interesting documentaries that I found on YouTube (who would have thought?!) for your eyes pleasure!

So, grab a cuppa or some pop corn and click on whatever link that might floats your boat!

Serial Killers – Profiling a Criminal Minds: https://youtu.be/-VRkcQD6K6A

A Very British Witchcraft: https://youtu.be/k2Pb_FQR0r0

Mental – A History of the Madhouse: https://youtu.be/oswUssXzFlY

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home (just because I’m obsessed with the Victorian Era): https://youtu.be/Sy7iUoWi_-U

The Secret World Last Exorcism: https://youtu.be/sixItlJ9b0k

Origin of the Vampire: https://youtu.be/OdwR6sskHv0

Tarot Cards: https://youtu.be/LIqwpwZJlMo

These are going to keep you busy for a while.

Remember that on October there will be the usual Halloween countdown on The Weirdo Facebook page. I’m sure you don’t want to miss that! 🎃

Elle. x

 

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Julianna Menna

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“Julianna Menna is a professional painter working in the Philadelphia area. She was trained as a designer at the Russian State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years, her work has progressed along a variety of paths, most recently including a series of skull-like creatures mixed with various imaginary period costumes and locales.  Most of her technique is self-taught as she has moved on to work in a variety of new media during the intervening years including oils, acrylics and watercolor. Julianna likes to make surrealistic and fantastic imagery that alludes to a broader narrative context.” – Grumbacher

I truly love the aestethic of her works, so unique and fascinating.

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The Weirdo STORE!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m glad to announce the opening of The Weirdo store! YAAAAAY! I’m very happy and excited about it! It’s still a bit of a “work in progress” as me and technology, CSS, Html don’t go hand in hand but you can find a few pretty products on the store already! There will be some new products soon, so STAY TUNED!

Meanwhile you can click –HERE– and see what’s in store!

Lots of love!

Elle. x

The Green Man – Charlie No Face

While sometimes urban legends are based on nothing but complete fiction, occasionally there is a kernel of truth to the stories, albeit with more fantastical details added over the years. This is one of the latter. You see, the legend of the Green Man, also known as “Charlie No Face,” is based on a real person who suffered a horrific accident as a child.

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In the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, children are often told the tale of a monstrous creature, a faceless man that wanders the streets at night, stalking the roads, looking for prey.  They call him the “Green Man” or “Charlie No Face”.  “If you go out after dark, Charlie No Face may grab you.”  “If you stay out too late,  you may run across the Green Man who will steal your face to place over the gaping hole where his  face once was.”  “He roams the hollow late at night and chases the parkers and the loafers away.” It’s a right of passage in the area – young people frighten themselves and others with stories of the Green Man or Charlie No Face. The legend says that Charlie No Face was a utility worker who was killed by a downed power line that burnt off his face and tinged his skin green.  In another version of the tale, Charlie No Face was struck by lightning, failed to die, and crept into an old abandoned house where he lived out the rest of his days venturing out only at night to terrorize residents of the area.

Raymond Robinson was born on October 29, 1910 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  On June 18, 1919, when he was eight years old, Raymond was heading to a local swimming hole with some friends when he stopped to climb up the Morado Bridge, which spans Wallace Run outside of Beaver Falls, to see if a bird’s nest located high on a girder contained any birds or eggs.  It was understood that the bridge, which has since been torn down and replaced, supported an electric trolley cable carrying 22,000 volts of electricity (some say 1,200 volts – there were multiple trolley cables laid across the bridge).  It was also known that another child, Robert Littell, had died after touching the dangerous cable a year earlier. Because of this, the other boys were afraid to climb the girders of the bridge.  But not little Raymond.  As Raymond climbed the bridge trestle, he slipped and fell, touching his face and upper body on the trolley cable as he tumbled to the ground.  The electrical shock he sustained produced a powerful explosion and little Raymond was gravely injured. Raymond was expected to die from his injures but somehow, Raymond survived.  Unfortunately, his face looked “as if it had been melted with a blow torch”. His eyes were gone. His nose was gone. His lips and ears were terribly disfigured. His left arm was burned off at the elbow and his upper torso was badly scarred. As a result, Robinson spent considerable time in Pittsburgh hospitals after the accident but numerous surgeries, which basically amounted to sewing flaps of skin across the gaping holes where his eyes and nose had been located, did little to improve his appearance.

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The legend of the “Green Man” began circulating around the 1950s when drivers spotted Ray during his walks along the side of the road. Locals believe the name “Green Man” originated from the green shirts Ray reportedly occasionally wore out on his walks. However, it should be noted that locals more commonly called him “Charlie No Face.”

Ray’s nighttime walks became fewer and far between as he aged. Then they stopped completely in the 1980s when he moved into the Beaver County Geriatric Center. He died there of natural causes at the age of 74, on June 11, 1985.

Elle. x

Life after Death

Let’s face it, sooner or later we are all going to die. It is a very sad argument but the truth is that every breath you take brings you one closer to your last. Whether you believe in a spiritual afterlife, your body is what remains. Now, as we all know there are just a couple of ways to dispose of a dead body: being buried or being burned, both not very eco-friendly. But, living in an era where (almost) everything is possible, there are new “frontiers” to explore in this field.

I’ve recently found out two interesting projects which can bring your dead body back to life (sort of.)

The first one is an italian project called Capsula Mundi and is basically an egg-shaped pod made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial. Ashes will be held in small Capsulas while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The pod will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet.

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Personally, I really hope that this project can become a reality as I find it absolutely beautiful, being “remembered” in a sort of enchanted forest more than a sad and cold cemetery.

You can learn more about this project by clicking –HERE

The second one is called Infinity Burial Suit, a body suit you wear after death. The makers say that it “cleanses the body of toxins before returning it to nature,” and the human body is full of toxins. This garment has a built in bio mix ­ which is made up of two different types of mushrooms and other microorganisms that together do three things; aid in decomposition, work to neutralize toxins found in the body and transfer nutrients to plant life.


Click –HERE– if you want to discover more about this project.

These stunning projects changed my point of view on Death, thinking about it as a new “beginning”, a journey through the barriers of the animal, the mineral and the vegetable kingdom.

Elle. x

Haunted Dolls.

Here it is, as promised, a post completely dedicated to haunted dolls. So, if you suffer from pediophobia you may NOT enjoy this post (Sorry)!

A haunted doll is a handmade or manufactured doll or stuffed animal that is purported to be cursed or possessed in some way. The earliest report of a haunted doll goes back to Egypt where the enemies of Ramses III attempted to use wax images of his likeness to bring about his death.

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