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2012-09-04 12:04:06 AM
Did you give him tree fiddy?
 
2012-09-04 12:30:54 AM
Just flush it already.
That joke hasn't been funny since I was 6 years old.
Grow up.
 
2012-09-04 01:40:29 AM
What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"
 
2012-09-04 02:18:24 AM
Bullshiat.
 
2012-09-04 02:22:00 AM

fusillade762: What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"


My thoughts exactly. As a firm non-believer in ghosts, I would bet that the person who sees it has to pay the other guy. It would be worth losing the bet if it meant seeing a ghost with my own eyes. And if the other claims to see one first, well... it doesn't matter if he's lying because I would get the money.
 
2012-09-04 02:34:34 AM
These days us ghosts are too busy messing around on the Internet to go visible - it's so last century.
 
2012-09-04 02:57:29 AM
I'm a caveman ghost.

Why doesn't anyone ever see me?
 
2012-09-04 02:57:30 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-04 03:02:37 AM
Worst. Ghost story. Ever.
 
2012-09-04 03:06:33 AM
I don't think I'd pay up on this claim.
 
2012-09-04 03:15:37 AM
British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.
 
2012-09-04 03:17:33 AM
Oh, sorry. His books won't be available in North America until December. Clearly not a publicity thing.
 
2012-09-04 03:28:09 AM
 
2012-09-04 03:35:26 AM
Stephen King thought he'd won that bet, but it turned out it wasn't "Ghost Van" that he'd seen.
 
2012-09-04 03:52:19 AM
ghosts or no ghosts, our UK author friend has a face that must terrify children.
 
2012-09-04 04:12:40 AM
Shadowy figure:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-04 04:15:00 AM
www.novinite.com
 
2012-09-04 04:33:35 AM

BigJT: British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.


He also happened to write some of the greatest horror I have ever read, not the PG13 horror of Stephen King. Give The Dark a whirl.
 
2012-09-04 04:38:54 AM

gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King


You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."
 
2012-09-04 04:45:51 AM
In other news, submitter thinks people don't know who James Herbert is.
 
2012-09-04 05:39:27 AM

Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."


Depends on whether or not you lived below the Manson-Nixon line.
 
2012-09-04 05:40:06 AM
forcedviewing.com
In your face you American son of a biatch!
 
2012-09-04 05:41:16 AM

fusillade762: What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"


There is something to be said about authors that specialize in making that stuff up seeing something that makes them think it's real.

Or at least claiming it scores press when you have a book coming out.
 
2012-09-04 06:29:37 AM
So he saw the ghost of the dead horse king has been beating for the last 15 years or so?
 
2012-09-04 07:16:44 AM
Bob Down: In other news, submitter thinks people don't know who James Herbert is.

I don't know who James Herbert is.
 
2012-09-04 08:31:55 AM
Won't click... It's not a Wampler, is it?
 
2012-09-04 08:44:43 AM
I bet you all a dollar that I will see a ghost first.
 
2012-09-04 08:46:09 AM

nmemkha: I bet you all a dollar that I will see a ghost first.


*OooooOoooOOoooooo*

Oh! There is a ghost here! Oh no! I am so scared!

Whew! Its gone!

Now pay me.
 
2012-09-04 08:50:00 AM

Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."


That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.
 
2012-09-04 09:29:20 AM
Wow, I really hope he has a book out exploring similar paranormal themes!

What? He has! Brilliant. What a coincidence.

Will it be slightly more interesting than his real-life encounter? That shiat is hard to top, man. I almost jizzed my underwear with ectoplasm reading it.
 
2012-09-04 09:43:11 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.


in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
 
2012-09-04 09:45:23 AM

frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.


Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?
 
2012-09-04 09:56:54 AM

fearmongert: Won't click... It's not a Wampler, is it?


I took the hit for you and looked - it's not the Wurmple. Some chick named Nancy.
 
2012-09-04 10:02:49 AM

Confabulat: frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?


oh hellz no. that book is one of his most terrifying works. the first time i read that, I was alone in the house. I was totally engrossed and scared half to death, and looked up and realized that it was like 2am and storming outside. I couldn't even sleep that night.

about the only things King has done that you could call PG-13 are MAYBE Cycle of the Werewolf, MAYBE The Green Mile (although little kid rape and murder might exclude that) and MAYBE The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden and of course The Eyes of the Dragon. There might be a few others but not much I can think of.

For christ's sake, Gerald's Game was about a naked woman tied to a bed because her husband died after she kicked him in the groin because he drooled on her during (or right before) sex. Oh and a dog breaks in and eats the husband.
 
2012-09-04 10:49:23 AM
I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.
 
2012-09-04 10:56:54 AM
Oh and Stand By Me, err, The Body. Although I think the language thrown around by pre-teens would still get an R today. Dunno what it was rated then, but I'd still call that one PG-13.
 
2012-09-04 11:47:51 AM

Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.


that movie is in no way family friendly.
 
2012-09-04 11:54:53 AM

frepnog: Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.

that movie is in no way family friendly.


sure it is, heart-warming tale of a man's spirit and stuff. It's like that Kevin Costner movie.
 
2012-09-04 12:00:02 PM

frepnog: Confabulat: frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?

oh hellz no. that book is one of his most terrifying works. the first time i read that, I was alone in the house. I was totally engrossed and scared half to death, and looked up and realized that it was like 2am and storming outside. I couldn't even sleep that night.

about the only things King has done that you could call PG-13 are MAYBE Cycle of the Werewolf, MAYBE The Green Mile (although little kid rape and murder might exclude that) and MAYBE The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden and of course The Eyes of the Dragon. There might be a few others but not much I can think of.

For christ's sake, Gerald's Game was about a naked woman tied to a bed because her husband died after she kicked him in the groin because he drooled on her during (or right before) sex. Oh and a dog breaks in and eats the husband.


The Talisman was pretty mellow.
 
2012-09-04 12:32:22 PM

frepnog: Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.

that movie is in no way family friendly.


If you tell the kids that the Sista's were helping Andy exercise...and he resisted because, well you know...fat guys and exercise.
 
2012-09-04 01:01:04 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.


I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.
 
2012-09-04 01:07:35 PM

Ed Grubermann: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

Depends on whether or not you lived below the Manson-Nixon line.


Is that the line that separates California from the rest of us?
 
2012-09-04 01:10:20 PM

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.


people that think Stephen King is PG-13 have obviously not read his books, perhaps only seen some of the (mostly shiatty) movies.

And yes, King did his best stuff while he was high out of his mind. I liked Under The Dome but it just doesn't compare to The Stand, Salem's Lot, IT....
 
2012-09-04 01:11:35 PM

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.


Short of being whipped, those other things *nearly* happened... he escaped by the skin of his teeth but he escaped. That makes it much mellower than much of King's stuff.
 
2012-09-04 01:14:44 PM
IIRC just after sunset was pretty chill too.
 
2012-09-04 01:21:40 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.

Short of being whipped, those other things *nearly* happened... he escaped by the skin of his teeth but he escaped. That makes it much mellower than much of King's stuff.


well that is a good point. He did survive for a sequel.

King's got his sequel to The Shining coming out next year; after I thought about it, say what you want to about the guy, he's never been one to do the endless series of books that so many authors seem to get sucked into. Dark Tower, sure, but otherwise no, and he's written his ending to that one anyway.

Compare and contrast with George R.R. Martin.
 
2012-09-04 01:26:36 PM
There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.
 
2012-09-04 01:30:02 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.


I'm not done with it yet, but it's not exactly the same thing. Jack Sawyer is a bitter pretty-boy thirty-something homicide cop this time. And I'm still several chapters from the ending but it mostly takes place in Wisconsin, not the Territories. It's sort of weird though; I read the Talisman when I was like Jack Sawyer's age as a kid; and bitter cynical Jack is all too familiar, ha.

Speedy Parker shows up though! made me happy
 
2012-09-04 01:34:35 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.


Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause
 
2012-09-04 01:39:43 PM

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause


this I do not approve of, and this goes on in Talisman's sequel?
 
2012-09-04 01:51:22 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause

this I do not approve of, and this goes on in Talisman's sequel?


Hey don't look at me. Turns out Speedy is a gunslinger too.
 
2012-09-04 01:53:32 PM

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause

this I do not approve of, and this goes on in Talisman's sequel?

Hey don't look at me. Turns out Speedy is a gunslinger too.


Was that before Brock Samson went all Brock Ness Monster on him?
 
2012-09-04 01:54:37 PM

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

I'm not done with it yet, but it's not exactly the same thing. Jack Sawyer is a bitter pretty-boy thirty-something homicide cop this time. And I'm still several chapters from the ending but it mostly takes place in Wisconsin, not the Territories. It's sort of weird though; I read the Talisman when I was like Jack Sawyer's age as a kid; and bitter cynical Jack is all too familiar, ha.

Speedy Parker shows up though! made me happy


I can actually see that happening to Jack, reality is a biatch, especially when you used to be able to effect escapism.

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause

this I do not approve of, and this goes on in Talisman's sequel?

Hey don't look at me. Turns out Speedy is a gunslinger too.


... he sure didn't seem like it last time I saw him, talk about deep cover.
 
2012-09-04 02:10:29 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: I can actually see that happening to Jack, reality is a biatch, especially when you used to be able to effect escapism.


That's actually a theme for Jack in the book, ha! I wish more people had read that one; I started biking with The Talisman about 3 months ago and I'm nearly done with Black House and after all that time you really get invested in things. But it's not exactly one that flew off the shelves I guess.

There was a Talisman comic for awhile too, but it was cancelled after six issues. who knows
 
2012-09-04 02:11:15 PM

BigJT: British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.


I don't see how someone could be a Stephen King fan and not know who James Herbert is and, if a rabid SK fan, not have read at least one of Herbert's books. Stephen King has discussed this guy prominently in his writing.
 
2012-09-04 06:37:19 PM
We've not closed the book on "hauntings" no matter how hard you try. Same with ETs and the afterlife. I know you want to put the kooks in their place, but you're nobody.
 
2012-09-04 07:47:58 PM
I've never seen a ghost myself. I consider myself a skeptic, but I also believe what people perceive to be 'ghosts' will be able to be explained by science in the future. Although I have had interesting encounters that believers would be infuriated at me for dismissing. Then I've had some things I cannot explain. The week of the anniversary of my mother's death my dog was in the hallway looking eye-level to where a person would be. He was barking his head off. Then the air cut on like there was a drop in the temperature. I went in the hallway to investigate, and I felt a cold spot. This happened twice. That same night I heard a loud banging coming from the kitchen. I looked back to see my dog and cat laying on the bed behind me looking bewildered. I went into the kitchen to see what it was, but nothing was out of place. All of that can be chalked up to coincidence, but there comes a point when three, four, five things in concession makes one wonder. I was also alone in the house.

A few weeks later I was sitting here in the den when our dishwasher came on by itself. Problem with that is it wasn't hooked up, has to be latched shut, and the knob has to be turned even when it does. Immediately before that I heard what sounded like a spoon hitting brass. Problem with that is there was nothing like that around me. I was bored, and although I'd normally feel like an idiot walking around and talking to thin air I decided to go with it. Had a really strange feeling. Oh, I just found out my cousin was potentially murdered that day. I went walking in the hallway saying: "Are you there? Is someone there?" to no one in particular. I heard a voice say my name right in my ear next to a bedroom. First time I had ever heard a voice. I went back into the den still not convinced so I sat down and said: "Chris, if you're there, give me a sign." Immediately heard knocking on the wall. Thing is, there is nothing there that can make the sound on its own. Still not convinced so I said: "If you're there knock twice." Heard a knocking twice immediately afterwards. Still not convinced (I'm frakking stubborn, yo) I said: "If someone did something bad to you knock three times." One second, two second, three seconds, and the sky filled up with the most spectacular lightning I have ever viewed in my life. It was like a spiderweb of electricity. It struck down a tree right in front of the window I was looking out of.

All of that could just be coincidences. I've always been 'sensitive' to things (I knew the exact moment my mother died) but I still don't like to believe people are stuck lingering around after they die. I wouldn't say I'm a true believer or anything (which probably will infuriate the ones that are), but those are just things I cannot explain.

I've seen 'shadow figures' standing in front of the door I dismiss as tricks of light even when they're accompanied by my dog barking at something eye-level, running back as if something is coming toward him, and the like. I also cannot explain watching my lamp slide eight inches off on to the floor. I tried to debunk that by saying that somehow my foot was caught in the cord, but that simply isn't the case.

After my mother died for a solid month and a half I had strange things happen as well. It happened every Tuesday at around the same time of the morning. I'd either wake up feeling something sitting on the side of the bed, the foot of the bed, or touching me on my back. I also heard knocking and scratching on the walls. One time I was so convinced someone broke into the house that I got up and checked every room in the house carrying my katana. I was gonna cut a biatch. The bed sensation finally got to the point where when I felt something sitting on the foot I would kick with my feet, haha. The strangest thing is that I wasn't aware anything like this happened to anyone else until I was on a plane back from Tampa. I was sitting next to this lady who recently lost someone as well. I told her about my experiences: "I call those death dreams" o_O I was surprised, needless to say, that it happened to other people. I still tried to dismiss that as some hereto undiscovered and not widely documented form of a coping mechanism. Whatever the case, it happened. It became a running gag with my friend at work that every Tuesday she'd ask what new things happened. I was also alone during all of this.

Anyway, coolstorybro, I know. Just felt like writing. Maybe I should take what happens to me more seriously.
 
2012-09-04 07:57:51 PM

ParagonComplex: I've never seen a ghost myself. I consider myself a skeptic, but I also believe what people perceive to be 'ghosts' will be able to be explained by science in the future. Although I have had interesting encounters that believers would be infuriated at me for dismissing. Then I've had some things I cannot explain. The week of the anniversary of my mother's death my dog was in the hallway looking eye-level to where a person would be. He was barking his head off. Then the air cut on like there was a drop in the temperature. I went in the hallway to investigate, and I felt a cold spot. This happened twice. That same night I heard a loud banging coming from the kitchen. I looked back to see my dog and cat laying on the bed behind me looking bewildered. I went into the kitchen to see what it was, but nothing was out of place. All of that can be chalked up to coincidence, but there comes a point when three, four, five things in concession makes one wonder. I was also alone in the house.

A few weeks later I was sitting here in the den when our dishwasher came on by itself. Problem with that is it wasn't hooked up, has to be latched shut, and the knob has to be turned even when it does. Immediately before that I heard what sounded like a spoon hitting brass. Problem with that is there was nothing like that around me. I was bored, and although I'd normally feel like an idiot walking around and talking to thin air I decided to go with it. Had a really strange feeling. Oh, I just found out my cousin was potentially murdered that day. I went walking in the hallway saying: "Are you there? Is someone there?" to no one in particular. I heard a voice say my name right in my ear next to a bedroom. First time I had ever heard a voice. I went back into the den still not convinced so I sat down and said: "Chris, if you're there, give me a sign." Immediately heard knocking on the wall. Thing is, there is nothing there that can make the sound on its own. Still not convinced so I said: "I ...


Ghosts are just glitches in the matrix. Time traveling glitches.
 
2012-09-04 08:15:20 PM

Birnone: BigJT: British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.

I don't see how someone could be a Stephen King fan and not know who James Herbert is and, if a rabid SK fan, not have read at least one of Herbert's books. Stephen King has discussed this guy prominently in his writing.


Stephen King talks about a LOT of writers. I haven't read most of them, and probably wouldn't even recognise their books in a store. I still haven't even read any of Peter Straub's solo work, and King's actually collaborated with him. Being a King fan does not mean I have to read books King likes.
 
2012-09-04 08:46:57 PM

Fano: ParagonComplex: I've never seen a ghost myself. I consider myself a skeptic, but I also believe what people perceive to be 'ghosts' will be able to be explained by science in the future. Although I have had interesting encounters that believers would be infuriated at me for dismissing. Then I've had some things I cannot explain. The week of the anniversary of my mother's death my dog was in the hallway looking eye-level to where a person would be. He was barking his head off. Then the air cut on like there was a drop in the temperature. I went in the hallway to investigate, and I felt a cold spot. This happened twice. That same night I heard a loud banging coming from the kitchen. I looked back to see my dog and cat laying on the bed behind me looking bewildered. I went into the kitchen to see what it was, but nothing was out of place. All of that can be chalked up to coincidence, but there comes a point when three, four, five things in concession makes one wonder. I was also alone in the house.

A few weeks later I was sitting here in the den when our dishwasher came on by itself. Problem with that is it wasn't hooked up, has to be latched shut, and the knob has to be turned even when it does. Immediately before that I heard what sounded like a spoon hitting brass. Problem with that is there was nothing like that around me. I was bored, and although I'd normally feel like an idiot walking around and talking to thin air I decided to go with it. Had a really strange feeling. Oh, I just found out my cousin was potentially murdered that day. I went walking in the hallway saying: "Are you there? Is someone there?" to no one in particular. I heard a voice say my name right in my ear next to a bedroom. First time I had ever heard a voice. I went back into the den still not convinced so I sat down and said: "Chris, if you're there, give me a sign." Immediately heard knocking on the wall. Thing is, there is nothing there that can make the sound on its own. Still not convinc ...


As long as they leave me be. Glitches get stitches otherwise.
 
2012-09-04 08:50:08 PM

ParagonComplex: Fano: ParagonComplex: I've never seen a ghost myself. I consider myself a skeptic, but I also believe what people perceive to be 'ghosts' will be able to be explained by science in the future. Although I have had interesting encounters that believers would be infuriated at me for dismissing. Then I've had some things I cannot explain. The week of the anniversary of my mother's death my dog was in the hallway looking eye-level to where a person would be. He was barking his head off. Then the air cut on like there was a drop in the temperature. I went in the hallway to investigate, and I felt a cold spot. This happened twice. That same night I heard a loud banging coming from the kitchen. I looked back to see my dog and cat laying on the bed behind me looking bewildered. I went into the kitchen to see what it was, but nothing was out of place. All of that can be chalked up to coincidence, but there comes a point when three, four, five things in concession makes one wonder. I was also alone in the house.

A few weeks later I was sitting here in the den when our dishwasher came on by itself. Problem with that is it wasn't hooked up, has to be latched shut, and the knob has to be turned even when it does. Immediately before that I heard what sounded like a spoon hitting brass. Problem with that is there was nothing like that around me. I was bored, and although I'd normally feel like an idiot walking around and talking to thin air I decided to go with it. Had a really strange feeling. Oh, I just found out my cousin was potentially murdered that day. I went walking in the hallway saying: "Are you there? Is someone there?" to no one in particular. I heard a voice say my name right in my ear next to a bedroom. First time I had ever heard a voice. I went back into the den still not convinced so I sat down and said: "Chris, if you're there, give me a sign." Immediately heard knocking on the wall. Thing is, there is nothing there that can make the sound on its own. Still not c ...


Is Fark truncating quotes now? [previews] I don't like this!
 
2012-09-04 10:51:18 PM
I've seen two ghosts, both in the same room in an old house. they appeared in front of me and faded away after about 10 seconds. this was about a year before I started doing lsd so i know its legit.
 
2012-09-04 11:50:29 PM
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People may scoff at others that see/experience things they can't/don't. The house we've lived in for the last eight years has numerous ghosts, there is the woman dressed in white that you see going past the North windows and back door of the house and she has been seen in the den which is the Northern most room. Never see her on any other side, just the North, she is benevolent.

There is the man with the bloody head that is seen out of the kids bedroom window only, funny thing is there has never been a single child scared of him, they all say he was 'protecting' them. This place was a small family dairy at one time decades ago and the owner was killed in a freak accident by a bull he had raised from a milk pen calf, horn to the head, the bull was too gentle and he got careless. We did not know about this for two years until after the family told us. He is a protector and is benevolent also.

Every time he is seen it has been preceded by major farking oogies when going outside at night, KNOWING that you are being watched by something malevolent, feeling like you are going to be grabbed or jumped by something that will tear you up. Just the most evil presence you could imagine. There have been many, many friends and family the have experienced these feelings before they were ever told about them being rather common. We aren't a bunch of scared of the dark, silly arses either, ranch work will have you out at all hours in some of the most desolate places miles and miles from the least bit of civilization, no big deal. This entity is EVIL!

There is one that has been seen that has been described as Gargoyle looking with red eyes, the kids call it a monster, he is always seen out of a window looking in but not very often. It is an evil entity.

Several months ago I was up, online, everyone else was asleep, it was late, after one and I got the most terrifying sensation of palpable evil I have ever felt. I had the pocket door closed halfway to block the AC from blowing directly on me and it blocked the window. I KNEW if I looked past to the window I would see something horrid and it felt like there was something 'sick' oozing into the house. I got up and went to the front door, it locks with a skeleton key which is in my bedroom, it took every ounce of courage to open the front door and latch the screen (I thought my hand would be grabbed) and then I jammed a chair under the doorknob. I then went to the back door and l almost pissed myself when I opened the door to lock the storm door because a red flash popped at the far corner of the porch* and I almost slammed my hand in the door. I locked the door and went back to my computer and waited until the feelings eased before I went to bed.

And then there is the Ghost Kitty, almost everyone that has been to our house overnight has been introduced to him. {Everyone agrees he puts off a 'male' vibe} One night less than two months after moving in my daughter and I were sitting on couches across from each other and she said, "Mom, the Ghost Kitty is on the back of the couch!" I looked at the top of the cushions and could see them pushing down as if they were being walked on, from one end to the end she was sitting on, and then on the arm cushion right beside her appeared four depressions as if four small feet were standing on it. My daughter did not move the whole time this was happening and she didn't move until the Ghost Kitty jumped off the couch arm.

Every single person that has stayed overnight has had the ghost Kitty get on a bed with them, he likes to curl up at your feet or behind your knees, you can feel him kneading and purring and feel warmth. and if anyone is sick he will sleep with them until they are better. He is supremely benevolent! I actually 'saw' him once last year, he was translucent, but it was apparent he is black, has a l-o-n-g tail and green eyes.

Some people may call bullshiat but we have had these experiences for the last eight years, I sort of hope when we move the Ghost Kitty comes with us, the others can stay.

* The back porch is a 4x8 cement slab, no overhang, no posts, just a few pots of flowers. Nothing to pop or flash on.

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2012-09-05 12:05:07 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: ParagonComplex: Fano: ParagonComplex: I've never seen a ghost myself. I consider myself a skeptic, but I also believe what people perceive to be 'ghosts' will be able to be explained by science in the future. Although I have had interesting encounters that believers would be infuriated at me for dismissing. Then I've had some things I cannot explain. The week of the anniversary of my mother's death my dog was in the hallway looking eye-level to where a person would be. He was barking his head off. Then the air cut on like there was a drop in the temperature. I went in the hallway to investigate, and I felt a cold spot. This happened twice. That same night I heard a loud banging coming from the kitchen. I looked back to see my dog and cat laying on the bed behind me looking bewildered. I went into the kitchen to see what it was, but nothing was out of place. All of that can be chalked up to coincidence, but there comes a point when three, four, five things in concession makes one wonder. I was also alone in the house.

A few weeks later I was sitting here in the den when our dishwasher came on by itself. Problem with that is it wasn't hooked up, has to be latched shut, and the knob has to be turned even when it does. Immediately before that I heard what sounded like a spoon hitting brass. Problem with that is there was nothing like that around me. I was bored, and although I'd normally feel like an idiot walking around and talking to thin air I decided to go with it. Had a really strange feeling. Oh, I just found out my cousin was potentially murdered that day. I went walking in the hallway saying: "Are you there? Is someone there?" to no one in particular. I heard a voice say my name right in my ear next to a bedroom. First time I had ever heard a voice. I went back into the den still not convinced so I sat down and said: "Chris, if you're there, give me a sign." Immediately heard knocking on the wall. Thing is, there is nothing there that can make the sound on its ...


Maybe it's a subtle way of telling me that my ass was typing too much, haha. Oh the oogieboogies hijacked Fark not wanting me to oust them. OoOoOoOoOOOOo boogyboogyoogydoo
 
2012-09-05 01:15:38 AM

frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.


Yeah, I didn't express myself clearly. Yes, there are certain passages in his books that depict graphic sexual imagery or graphic violence, sure. I guess my opinion is that even with those passages, his novels seemed to be aimed at a teenage audience. I thoroughly enjoyed his work when I was 13/14, but after reading some of his new stuff and rereading some of his old stuff, it just seems a bit sophomoric.

It's great airplane reading, though, not that my opinion matters at all.
 
2012-09-05 03:07:13 PM
Confabulat
2012-09-04 04:38:54 AM
gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."


Sounds like gmoney101 needs a visit from the Library Policeman
 
2012-09-06 02:55:40 AM

ParagonComplex: I've always been 'sensitive' to things (I knew the exact moment my mother died)


I can totally believe this for my own reasons.
I know that my girlfriend and I have some sort of unexplainable connection and have had it for many years. We've only been "dating" or "going out" or bf/gf for a month now, but we've been best friends for nearly 25 years, which is a long time for a 29 yo. And we've been deeply in love for some years now. Anyways, there are three distinct sorts of inexplicable connections that we have. First, it has happened numerous times that when one of us gets sick the other person soon follows with the same illness and this has been going of for over 10 years. The distance between us doesn't matter, whether miles, or hundreds or even thousands of miles apart. Secondly, when one of us is having a particularly bad day, you know the ones... the terrible, horrible no-good very bad days, towards the end of the day the other person feels it too; often we just know, and know the other person needs us. Finally, it occasionally happens that when one of us wakes up in the middle of the night for no reason, the other one does too. Now the causality of this one is tricky, it's impossible to tell if we are awakening simultaneously or one and then the other, but it happens.

Now like you said, at first you want to chalk it up coincidence, but they've happened so many times over the years. Combining the three at least into the (low) hundreds that we can't deny it anymore. And I'll tell you , it bugs the HELL out of the engineer in me who has an innate need to understand how things work and by what mechanism and through what forces. While I can't even begin to explain how this works, I have to accept and believe in it, and she does too... much to the chagrin of the Doctor in her. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I told her we have this connection because we are soul-mates and much to my surprise and elation she agreed.

My point in all this is that I totally believe that you did have that connection with your mom.

I could even expand and relay a hyper-realistic dream that my brother had of his good friend dying in a motorcycle accident the moment it happened. And of a dream my grandmother had of a death also. But I'll leave it at that.
 
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