Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
- Jack-o' lanterns were not always pumpkins! They were first carved gourds and turnips. They were used as protections against spirits. It went like this until settlers from Europe discovered that pumpkins are much easier to carve.
Here is a neat website about Jack o' lanterns: http://www.albee.org/halloween/jackolantern.htm
Here is another neat website about Halloween itself:http://www.life123.com/holidays/halloween/halloween-history-traditions/halloween-history.shtml
Now I will share a Halloween picture:
Lanie and Paige came over yesterday for a Halloween practice run. Here we are: Paige is a Grecian Princess, I am an angel (what else? :)), and Lanie is a cowgirl.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Why do you think ghosts haunt? It's what ghosts do, of course. But why? Here is the link to a website that may help you come up with a theory or two: http://www.paralumun.com/ghosts.htm
Here are some reasons I could think of:
-They have unfinished business on earth. This is a very common belief, portrayed in all kinds of ghost stories and movies.
-They don't know they are dead. This is a huge element in the "phantom hitchhiker" stories.
* Find out all about phantom hitchhikers here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_hitchhiker
- They are so attached to a place on earth that they just can't leave
I hope you guys liked my first discussion. Please post your comments and ghost stories, and add to this week's topic!
Monday, October 25, 2010
First coat the marshmallows in chocolate. That's Jess carefully stirring. Jocelyn or I would have made a mess.
Bonus: you can do pretzels the same way or even cookies if you're so inclined.
Friday, October 22, 2010
A few things I picked out to spur this along:
- more paranormal activity occurs because of the colder weather?
- because more people are expecting creepy things to happen and see it everywhere?
- because ghouls and such are celebrating too?
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Firstly wrap the yarn around your object. I used two different colors of yarn to get this look. Wrap the yarn around about 50 times (I did it only 25 times since I had two strands of yarn). For a smaller doll wrap the yarn around fewer times. Unless you want a squat, little dolly!
Slide the yarn off and slip a piece of yarn through the loop and knot it at the top. Don't cut these strings!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
After we ate, we played hide and seek around the farm. It's my tradition. There are lots of places to hide. I hid in the chicken coop! Do you have any birthday traditions?
Tonight, Paige is sleeping over. She is one of my closest friends. She moved into Natalie's old house this past Summer. We always have a great time together. Having her around makes me miss Nat less, and she is an awesome friend. Today has been a great day!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Apparition- A ghost that you can see. That transparent person walking down the street. actually, apparitions can be in the form of animals as well.
Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP)- Recorded ghost voices. Any voice you recorded that scares the stuffing out of you if you didn't make it.
Ghost Hunt- An attempt to find ghosts.
Ghost Hunter- You. a person who looks for and tries to understand ghosts.
Haunt- A place where spooks hang out (examples: houses, cemeteries, old inns).
Orb- A round light. The easiest shape a ghost can form.
Paranormal- Ghosts, UFOs, etc. Anything "not normal." Things parents say aren't real.
Poltergeist- In German this means "noisy ghost." They are synonymous with mischief and trickery. There are several high profile cases of poltergeist activity. Peeves from Harry Potter is a poltergeist.
Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)- Alien spacecraft. I suppose a UFO could also be ghost lights or something. Afterall, it is "unidentified."
Those are some terms that are very useful in ghost hunting. Sorry to go all "school" on you guys. I tried to make it fun. Did it work?
P.S.- Tomorrow is my birthday!!! I will be ten.
Friday, October 8, 2010
This is how the discussion will take place: Simply post your thoughts in the comments. Other people can reply to your comment (use "" if you're quoting someone's comment) and you're more than welcome to reply back and post multiple comments. If you have a friend or sibling using the same computer, identify yourself at the beginning or end of you comment. Remember, no mothers are aloud! This is for us girls (and boys) only.
One more housekeeping detail: Frankie and I are still looking for a better name for our blog. Please give us some suggestions. I'll make a poll after I have some more ideas.
I'll post a conclusion on Monday.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
My name is Francesca Schafer, but people call me Frankie. Please feel free to! I'm an AG doll, friend of Emily, and fellow ghost hunter/co-founder of this club. I'll be on here to, posting about my paranormal adventures. I've never seen an actual ghost or alien, but I like to look for them anyway.
I also play piano, although I am not the best at it. I take lessons and I enjoy it a lot. I also like to draw. What do you like to do for fun?
Monday, October 4, 2010
I think for our first meeting, we will discuss the general stuff. Like a name for our club (Paranormal Doll Club is temporary unless everyone likes that), if we want to have a logo and make badges, if we would like to have a chant and special greeting or what-not. We'll try to get to a case study as well.
If you have any questions send me a message or post in the comments. I look forward to meeting all you fellow alien/ghost/strange-loving dolly-girls!