If you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the infamous Hatbox Ghost. This mysterious figure was originally intended to be a part of the ride, but he was removed shortly after the Haunted Mansion opened to mortals like you and me. His brief appearance caused some confusion and also gave rise to a rather intriguing legend. Had anyone really seen this ghoulish Hatbox Ghost or was he a mere hallucination? For a ride revolving around a haunted estate inhabited by 999 “happy haunts”, it was all the more chilling for one of these ghosts to have seemingly vanished without a trace. To this day, they say that no record remains of what became of the original Hatbox Ghost figure. Of course, that’s not the end of the story, nor is it quite the beginning. Continue reading The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost
You may remember a post I wrote some time ago (as in four years ago, so yeah, probably no one remembers that…), about how I never get to see anything cool, like Bigfeet and UFOs and the like. Sniff, it’s just not fair. Well, now I can gladly say I…almost saw a UFO. Maybe. Kind of. Not sure. Continue reading The Duck Sees a Possible UFO…And Maybe Didn’t
I’ve never gotten to see a Big Foot. Or a UFO. (Or an abdominal snowman, whatever that is. Hmm. Did I hear that wrong?) Or anything like that. It probably has to do with the fact that I never go outside any more than necessary, but it is still disappointing. Not that I really believe in those things anyway, but it would be neat to see something mysterious like that. My parents, however, did have a few encounters themselves.
My dad once was hiking and thought he saw a Big Foot. He said, “I was walking around Andrews Lake in Colorado. As I walked along the south shore of the lake with my camera and tripod, I looked at the north east shore and noticed a furry being standing on two legs and staring at me. I got my camera ready and tried to snap a picture as it left. I’m sure it was a bear and it did not expect to see me in the early chilly morning.”
My mom had a very interesting UFO sighting. She said, “When I was around 10 years old, I lived in a very rural area. One evening when I was alone, I had a feeling of heaviness. It’s hard to explain. I just felt a heavy presence over the house. I decided to look out of the back window, and I saw something huge in the sky. It was moving very slowly towards the house and then moved over it. There were tons of lights under it, and I remember, it didn’t make a sound. I figured that no one would believe me, when my sister ran into the house and said, ‘Did you see that?’ I was so happy that someone else had seen it. I don’t believe in UFO’s, but it was sure odd.”
Darn. The duck never gets to see anything neat. All I ever saw was a disturbingly large bee once…. Do you guys have any stories to share?