The Werewolf and the Haunted House – 1

(From Ghostly Legends and Monstrous Myths of Texas, by Harrison Folger, copyright 1994 by Big Armadillo Press at the University of Texas) On October 30, 1920, Merllyn Sanger came home to his two-story frame house after a 12-hour shift at the Collins Paper Mill. Sanger, like most people in his tiny community, didn’t have a car; he’d ridden in the back of a horse-drawn cart with other mill workers. It beat walking the six or so miles, even if the cart dropped him off at the head of Tyrell-Sanger Road and left him with another mile to walk. (The narrow, … Continue reading The Werewolf and the Haunted House – 1

Real Life Horror: The Night Stalker

Ricardo “Richard” Ramirez was born February 29, 1960, in El Paso, Texas. The youngest of five children, he suffered two serious head injuries during his childhood: at age two, a dresser fell on top of him, cutting open his forehead; at age five, a park swing knocked him unconscious. The latter injury caused epileptic seizures that persisted into his teens.┬áRamirez’s serial killer future was further helped by his physically abusive dad and his whackjob cousin Miguel “Mike” Ramirez. Mike Ramirez, a Vietnam vet and Green Beret, regaled his then-twelve year-old relative with tales of his exploits in Vietnam, which all … Continue reading Real Life Horror: The Night Stalker

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It’s Halloween! Yay! Usually (as in, the past 3 years), I do Halloween/horror/serial killer-themed posts. Since the latest “The Werewolf and . . .” story stretched out waaaaaaaaaay longer than I expected (thanks, Life!), I’ve been a bit behind. I do have a couple of posts, and I’ll put them up later, but I have to unfortunately run repeats as well to meet my personal quota of 10 Halloween posts. First off, The Buddy Holly Curse, which proved to be one of my more popular posts. It even got me Freshly Pressed. I actually already posted it, before writing this. … Continue reading We interrupt this posting to tell you about upcoming posts.