They Had Me At Cupcake Shops

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I am the biggest fan of Weird New Jersey IN THE WORLD.

Well.

In my world anyway- which is pretty much just me, my dog- who is freaking AWESOME- my camera, laptop and my cool collection of neat stuff ( which consists of  things like gargoyles, some embalmers tools and a few casts of my family members teeth )

HOWEVER.

Weird NJ is the Promised Land for those of us who love to explore the odd and the macabre.  I’ve had to read the books and magazines and watched anything Weird NJ  on TV.

It fed my weird and curious little Soul.

Truthfully, I always felt a little cheated that Washington State didn’t have anything like Weird NJ. I’d go as far as to say I was downright embarrassed that we seemed so boring and normal.

So yesterday I find out  from about a half dozen emails from  some of my friends who know how much I THRIVE on strange and curious, that right here in Seattle we have our very own version of Mark & Mark- and that we are not so normal here out in the Pacific Northwest.

BOOYAH!

Meet Garrett ( on the left ) and Jeremy

Garret and Jeremy started to track  and map weirdness and what they ended up with was a to do list for anyone who believes that there is more of the world to see then places with good reviews on Yelp.

MAP LEGEND from Liminal Seattle

     Dark Forces: Lanyard Zombies, Drones, Corporate Death Zones, Cupcake Shops, Etc.
     Time Distortions: Travelers, Timehunters, “Deja Vu”, “Losing Time,” Etc.
     Mythologies: Pre-Shamanic Deer Cults, Radical Gnostic Animism, etc.
    Cryptoids: Bigfoot, Lycanthrops, Trolls, Ogres, Etc.
     Thin Places: Ley Lines, Magic Fountains, Plant Sigils, Portals, etc.
     Straight Up Ghosts: Creepy vibes, Poltergeists, EVPs, Stone Tape Theories, Class III Apparitions
    High Weirdness: Fortean Phenomena, Floating Toblerone, Things That Just Don’t Make Sense    Classic UFO: Close Encounters, Sightings, etc.
    Strange Animals: Bearing Gifts, Unusual Encounters, Fecal Divination, etc.
  Visions: Dreams, Visions, Mystical Experiences, etc.

 

What can I say-

They had me at Cupcake Shops.

I subscribed to the Newsletter HERE and I’m going to use the map.

Maybe I’ll discover a little weirdness of my own along the way-  fingers crossed!

Visit Liminal Seattle HERE

Read Press Coverage HERE

 

Photo A.M. Moscoso

 

Final Wishes?

Have you ever noticed all events share a formula? I mean ALL of them.

For example-weddings.

The Proposal:

Food for the guests:

Choice of flowers:

Funerals are exactly like planning a wedding, when you think about it.

The Tree Has Fallen

If you have ever watched a Sci-Fi movie then you know filmmakers have layered on music, people breathing frantically in fear, rocket engines and upon occasion some Rock and Roll. The need to fill up that space with sounds is there because the quiet is pretty creepy plus, it makes the visuals feel incomplete

So we fill in the blanks.

The Solar System is very much quiet to our ears- but the fact is our Solar System and the rest of the Universe is noisy- here’s a sampling of what we are missing.

It’s a shame. It’s all very lovely- in a dark and stormy night kind of way.

Daily Post Prompt: Silent