Ghost Writer

¡YA LO CARGO EL PAYASO!

Just in time for the Cinco de Mayo festival, the sideshow is ready for a fiesta.  This time, Charlie Barker has traded in his straw hat and cane for a sombrero and zarape to tell his stories from south of the border.  We’re going to Mexico!

For our first foray into the frightening fiesta, it’s the legend of THE HAIRY HAND, also known as La Mano Peluda.  Next, Charlie relates the tale of WINDOW DRESSING, which is sure to turn a few heads.  Lastly, it is another stop on our “States of Fear” all the way in Los Alamos, New Mexico.  Here, we learn about LA MALA HORA.  This is the bad hour, where a highway wraith haunts lonely travelers.

After the fiesta, it’s time for a siesta.  G’nite until next time.  Now, close your eyes.

THAT’S JUST BEASTLY

Happy May Day!  We’re smack dab in the middle of spring, folks.  It’s a good day to talk a walk in the flowers.  But don’t do that.  Head on over to the sideshow, instead.

The sideshow is packed with pickled punks, oddities, and of course – monsters.  Today, we look at three fantastic beasts.  Our first creepy creature is one that feeds off specially bred nocturnal livestock at the AFTER MIDNIGHT DAIRY.  Then, it’s all smoke and mirrors when a carnivorous fog begins to feed on flesh and hides in NOOKS AND CRANNIES.  Char tried to catch it, but he mist.  The final monster in the menagerie is from south of the border.  It’s a MEXICAN STANDOFF.  Just don’t feed it after midnight.  Or before then, for that matter.

Speaking of south of the border, that is just what Charlie Barker has in store for you next time.  A trio of tales with a Latin flavor.  Come back to el circo de lo desconocido.  Adios.

UNNATURAL DISASTERS

After the sideshow burned down, not many thought they would hear Charlie Barker with his fantastic tales anymore.  But he proved them wrong, coming back from the grave to do just that.  Disaster didn’t stop that show.

And tragic circumstance are what the show is all about today.  It begins with the tale of an elevator and is only GOING DOWN from there.  Secondly, what havoc can a river monster in North Dakota create?  Find out in THE LEGEND OF MINIWASHITU, RIVER MONSTER OF THE MISSOURI.  Part of the “States of Fear” sub-series.  And thirdly, find out why THE KINGDOM LOST.  Too bad for them.

But even a ghostly sideshow needs to take a break.  Come back next time for more from the alternate realities that inhabit the Circus of the Unknown.

FEARSOME FABLES

Welcome back, guests of the gruesome.  The sideshow awaits, this time with a trio of fearsome fables.  The flaps are open, just waiting for you to enter.

First off, we continue on our road trip of the revolting as we stop at Rapid City, South Dakota.  Here we learn of the true terror of HOOKY JACK, who haunts the halls of a local establishment there.  Then, it is off to the rural part west of nowhere as we ponder the CHIEF EXPORT of a nothing little berg.  Our third destination is another in that road trip called the “States of Fear”.  It is all the way in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest.  There, we look down into THE BOTTOMLESS PIT.  But what looks back?

But alas, do you smell that?  Smoke.  It heralds the end of another sideshow.  Come back again for more, but off now before it is too late.