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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.

MIND GAMES

Welcome, welcome!  So glad you’ve returned.  Old Char is up to his tricks again, folks.  He really likes to mess with your mind.

Three tales of the mind and madness are featured in the sideshow of the surreal today.  First, how do you really know who you are if everyone else is convinced that you are someone else?  This is the question to ponder in THE FACE IS FAMILIAR.  Of course, the trip could be downhill all the way as you take a DESCENT INTO MADNESS. Sadly, it’s a one way trip.  Finally, maybe it really is your mind they are after – or at least your brains in THE PHANTOM WRECKER.  If you see it on a lonely stretch of mountainous highway, just keep driving.  Don’t check your rearview mirror.  And above all, keep your head on!

If you’ve managed to keep your wits about you, and your brains planted firmly in your skull, then we would love to see you next time.  Please return to the Circus of the Unknown. We’ll try to make Charlie behave next time.