I am the biggest fan of Weird New Jersey IN THE WORLD.
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 )
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.
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
Seattle is a bike friendly town.
So friendly in fact that if you are renting one of those run around bikes you can dump it in a handicapped parking spot in a private parking lot and your friends can jam their bikes so close to the handicapped spot that there is no way anyone could use the passenger doors to let anyone out of the car or van without a care in your head because
YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART TO SAVE THE WORLD…
no matter how many people with mobility issues that you have to screw over to do it.
April 24, 2018
Underneath the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
on a dark little road is the world famous
People from all over the world like to look at the Gum Wall and they even take turns getting their picture taken in front of it.
This is how it works:
You chew gum, take it out of your mouth stick it to the wall and make
Myself, I’d rather not do anything that brings me in direct contact with the wall.
But then again, I never claimed to be an artist.
It actually smells kind of nice down in Post Alley, some of the time.
On the other hand, it’s almost a relief when you go back upstairs and you get a nose full of freshly caught fish.
I guess if you have to be famous for something, you could do worse then fish and chewing gum.