This is my first week back at my day job as a teacher. Why do I mention this? Well, I teach English at a community college, and for my class this semester, I have gone with a theme about monsters. The first week was great, and I even got to talk about horror in theoretical terms, something I am wanting to write about here, at Haunted MTL.
We’ll just need to see when that happens. Anyway, here is a weekly smattering of cool and creepy things.
I was recently turned toward this Planet Weird series called Hellier, which is a documentary that starts off exploring goblin sightings in rural Kentucky but explodes outward from there into many other paranormal directions. The episodes are roughly 45 minutes and I have watched 13 of them since I started watching earlier this week.
So, obviously I am really enjoying it.
I am expecting we’ll be covering it here on site, but I am going to make sure that a close friend of mine does this. Someone who is all about all of this paranormal material. Keep your eyes peeled for some impressions or reviews.
I really, really love how damn weird Daniel Radcliffe has been in his film choices. This dude is going places. The film also has my horror-crush Samara Weaving in it as well. It reminds me of a very high-octane Videodrome, honestly. Like, what if you put David Cronenburg on speed and made a movie about the ideas he started spitting out.
In other words, I need to see Guns Akimbo.
So do you. Do it for Harry Potter.
I’ve been wanting to find someone to cover really crazy paranormal stuff on the site for a while. I, of course, have a more developed interest in it now having dived into close to 11 or 12 hours of Hellier.
It was really interesting how just as I am going down this rabbit hole, a good friend of mine, Robert, creator of the hilarious Tom n’ Artie started talking about the Well of Sheshna in India. In my heart of hearts, I fully wish for a Haunted MTL investigatory Youtube channel… and you damn well better believe we’d do an episode on the Well of Sheshna. If you want a fun read, this thread on Tapatalk is really interesting.
I’d love to dive into the topic further, but sources I feel comfortable working from are few and far between. But basically, this quasi-religious structure in India features a flooded chamber where there is said to be a door to an unground Naga society, Patala. It’s all very much about reptilians, secret ruling races, and all that fun stuff from what I have seen.
Naturally, we had some jokes about the Nagas trying to keep us out because we’re jerks.
Again, my friend Robert delivers. His friend is in this band, called Gravebloom, which is very on-brand for this website. They just released their first album. So why not give it a listen?