“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: That’s a Wrap!

It is now November, so I just wanted to say that’s a wrap on “Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”, the column I started back in September to lead up to my favorite holiday. There were 40 installments including this one, covering paranormal investigations, creepy legends, and also horror movie reviews. I hope everyone enjoyed it, and I will…

Paranormal File: The Best Evidence I Ever Captured

I will spare you all the backstory, because it is enough for another book. I have a second manuscript already finished detailing the paranormal occurrences which happened at Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands last October. Maybe one day when I have the time, I will sit down and edit them for publication on this blog. Or,…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “The Mummy” (1959)

Boris Karloff’s tremendous screen presence notwithstanding, I actually enjoyed this 1959 remake of The Mummy even better than the original. The colors pop with vibrancy. The acting is sincere. The script is clever. The one from the 1930’s deserves its special place among the greats, but this version directed by Terence Fisher manages to trump…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Review of “The Mephisto Waltz” (1971)

How far would you go for fame and fortune? Would you sell your soul? That is exactly what happens in this oddball horror movie from 1971, The Mephisto Waltz. Alan Alda plays music critic Myles Clarkson who must conduct an interview with the so-called “greatest pianist alive”, Duncan Ely, portrayed perfectly by Curt Jurgens (as a…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Recap of the Haunted Lantern Tours

This past weekend, more than 200 people came out to take the Strauss Mansion Haunted Lantern Tours, an event run by and benefiting the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. An army of over 40 volunteers helped produce an evening of Edgar Allan Poe, where a short story or poem of his was acted out in different rooms…

Paranormal File: An Investigation of Rose Hill Cemetery

As written about last week, the Ghosts on the Coast team checked out historic and haunted Rose Hill Cemetery in Matawan, New Jersey. Again, we did not experience anything incredible, although this past investigation did lead us to discovering the identity of who is buried in the “Zombie” grave. We conducted several SB-7 sessions and…