Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Writerly Wednesday: Creepy Vacation Inspiration

Alien in Roswell, NM
I have a thing for the creepy. Ghosts, goblins, aliens, monsters, and the unknown are all up my dark alley. It doesn't matter where I go, I'm always on the hunt for a spooky story, or maybe the spookies hunt me!

Aliens, the abducting-experimental-invasion type are my ultimate fear.


Making friends
What do you do when you're faced with your biggest fear? Smile and be friendly. Maybe it'll leave you alone, unscathed, and with both feet on the ground.

While in Roswell, we visited the International UFO Museum and Research Center, where we learned all about the historical and controversial 1947 alleged alien incident outside of Roswell, NM. CREEPY.

My sister-in-law and daughter also surprised me with a ghost tour of old town Albuquerque. The tour was rich in history. I remained untouched until the very end of the tour. We visited a tiny, adobe-style chapel built by a nun in the 1800's. It was there, where the entire time the guide told us the story of the chapel, something touched me numerous (over 20) times. Now, if it were bugs, surely I would've had an infestation. The interesting thing were the photos afterwards. The first one was of the cool Tree of Life painted on the floor. 




Notice the white anomalies I circled in the photos. As I noticed them in the photo, I made mention of it out loud. Each picture after, begin to distort, even though I stood in the same spot, only moving the camera.

I was the last one in the chapel, everyone else outside listening to the last of the story. I received a big thump on my left forearm, causing me to shriek, yet I refused to leave.

The chapel was never locked and intended to be used by anyone, of any religion, including religions such as Kabbalism and Paganism.


I proceeded to snap two more photos before I left. As you can see, they didn't want their picture taken.





There are several stories whirling in my head from the trip. Now, that all the vacation laundry is done, I just need to unwind, sit, and write.

Have a writerly week, y'all!

22 comments:

  1. Wow...that's amazing, and creepy, and amazing a few more times. I've searched for ghosts on numerous occasions and have yet to be moved. Maybe my skepticism is keeping them at bay. I'm sure you've received an abundance of inspiration to knock out some creepy stories when you get home. Glad you're having such a fun vacation! :)

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  2. I try not to seek out the supernatural since I really don't know the true ground rules. One might be: If you invite them in with your quest, they will never leave you. Brrr. Great post as always.

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  3. That is so awesome. I'm going to have to show this post to my husband. He loves this kind of stuff. :)

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  4. You have the makings of a great story now!

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  5. @Michael, The funny thing is, I had just thought to myself, "Wow, this has been interesting and informative, but shucks, no ghosts." And then, pow! Our last stop on the tour proved a bit of strangeness. Made the entire tour worthwhile for me.

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  6. @Roland, oh yes, I agree totally. I've been on a hunt where I've invited one home. It took me 2 months to realize and get rid of it. I'm quite clear with my mental intentions now when I attend ghost tours. Even if I'm somewhere and get an overall eerie feeling, I state my intentions and my own "ground rules" while there. Not to mention, I'm all over the smudging (cleansing) technique of the Native Americans.

    @Rachel, hope he enjoys!!

    @Alex, you can say that again. :)

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  7. EEEEEP! Big props to you for wandering around in there! Even the pictures gave me the creeps. Yeah,I know...I'm a total Fruit Cup. :)

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    1. You're so funny, Marci! I think I'm the one who's a fruit cup. Wandering around in dark, empty chapels. Really?!

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  8. Oooo fun and creeepyyyyy. I love stuff like that. I don't know why, but it fascinates me!

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    1. I'm fascinated by it too! Can you tell??

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  9. Ooo! Creepy is right! *shivers*

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    1. *Waving* Hi Melissa! I'm headed to your end of the blogosphere soon!

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  10. Don't like the creepy, and being touched by ghosts - too, too, creepy. I'd most likely have run out of there screaming. I'm a wuss!

    So brave of you though!

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    1. Yolanda, my sister-in-law isn't a fan of the creepy or scary either. She told me if the tour was scary, she'd leave me in the dust. She was hot on the heels of the tour guide the entire time.

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  11. Dude - a real, live ghostly encounter! It's the ultimate horror vacation, and I loved reading about it. Creepy pics, too. I totally wish I'd been there. :-)

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    1. I loved every second of it! It'd be fun to go with someone who actually likes the paranormal.

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  12. Thanks for the early morning "ghost" bumps!

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    1. You're so welcome! Hope you're having a good day at school!!

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  13. One creepy vacation Candilynn! This could be quite easily linked to our Vacation prompt over at Write...Edit...Publish. I enjoyed the pics so much!

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    1. I just read your entry. Nice! Great contest, too. :)

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  14. woooo...love hearing things about ufo and Roswell...creepy...

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    1. Yeah, I've been fascinated by the events about Roswell for a long time. Even though aliens creep me out, I have to watch everything about them on TV and movies. I'm sort of glutton for punishment.

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