Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Well, this is it. The big day! It's hard to believe this Halloween month is already almost over, and yet I can't wait until I can post a picture of anything I want ... :)

If you go to my Flickr site, You'll see this photo of a very well-known family crypt in Green Lawn Cemetery; it's not only the largest private crypt in Columbus, not only the resting place of a rich and prominent Columbus family, but also ... it's supposedly haunted!

From Andy Henderson at Forgotten Ohio (that link will take you to a page devoted to this crypt) "They say that, if you knock on the mausoleum's door, the spirits will respond with a knock of their own--and, if they're particularly active, a more substantial manifestation."

Well, neither my friend Susan nor I knocked. We didn't need to; for the first time I've ever seen, the inner door beyond the gates was ajar! I don't know why, but I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I DO, however, most certainly look a gift mausoleum in the door. Or, uh, something.

So here it is, the interior (or part of it, anyway) of the Hayden Mausoleum:

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As you can tell, I'm pretty excited about finally getting a decent peek inside.

And now for the musical portion of our program, what else for today but
the Citizens of Halloween with "This Is Halloween."

And here's the video of it, because it just doesn't get any better than this.

Finally, here is my Halloween "Mix" for 2007 - really, it's just every song I've posted this month, plus a few extra goodies thrown in.

Dane's Halloween Mix 2007

Thanks for all the fun this month, everyone - I enjoyed every post I read, every comment I read, every song I downloaded ... I appreciate both my visitors and my fellow bloggers.



Dave said...

I knew you'd have a particularly (easier to write than speak) good post today!

greg said...

Are those your shadows on the floor of the mausoleum? I've gotta say, looking closely at this picture while listening to the first part of "This is Halloween" is hard to do without taking the occasional glance over your shoulder. Eerie.

Happy Halloween, Dane! :)

Todd Franklin said...

This photo looks like it's out of an old Universal Horror movie! Your photos and posts have been a lot fun this month! Happy Halloween to you!!!

Dane said...

Aw, thanks, Dave! I hope it was a good one.

Greg, I try to plot out where we were standing, and I don't think the shadows can be us. We were off to the side a bit, craning our lenses around. And I'm surprised and delighted that there's some eerieness there. Happy Halloween!

Todd, that is some serious praise there. I've had a lot of fun with your posts this month too, and you kicked off the month on the 1st in true style.

I'm glad it's over, but I can't wait to do it again.

Erick Monsterama2000 said...

Thanks for all of the great photos and music. It was ablast!

Dane said...

Thank you, Erick!


Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.


Ain't Superstitious But
AM, Then FM
Another Nickel In The Machine
Any Major Dude With Half a Heart
Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas
Blowin’ Your Cover
Crying All the Way to the Chip Shop
Curiously Tasty Music
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project (Downloadable/streamable mp3s from the early days of recorded music)
Dartman’s World of Wonder
Echoes in the Wind
Fong Songs
The Ghost of Electricity
Locust St.
Lost In The '80s
Oreo Cookie Blues
Out of 5
Skipfish Music
Star Maker Machine
TV Theme Music & Songs
The Vinyl District
The Vinyl Villain
What’s That Called? (music from tv commercials)

And four great resources for finding more music blogs:
Hype Machine
Retro Music Snob
Rock God Cred

Abandoned Ohio
En Passant
From a Motel 6
Flickr: Jacob K
Flickr: Joey Harrison
Flickr: Me
I Found Your Camera
Jeff Lamb Photo
low revolution
Modern Ruins Photographic Essays by Shaun O’Boyle
My Bad Pictures
Pinkie Style
What About the Plastic Animals?

97 Things To Do Before I Turn 97
Damn Interesting
Forgotten Ohio
Hillbilly, Please
If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
John Rozum
Jon's Random Acts of Geekery
Married to the Sea
Neato Coolville
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Posie Gets Cosy
print & pattern
Roadside Architecture
Smitten Kitchen
A Sweet Unrest

Horror/True Crime/Grim & Morbid
Castle of Spirits
Crime Library
Find a Death
Green Lawn Abbey
The Horrors of It All
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies
The Terror Trap
Weird Hollow, a haunted subdivision of Neato Coolville

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