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The Gasp Menagerie: Fae Folk Photographed Near PittsburghThis one is… strange. I mean, we specialize in strange with The Gasp Menagerie, but this is just really strange. It’d fall under cryptozoology, I suppose. But… really… has anyone looked seriously for faerie folk since the Victorian days of England?

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The Gasp Menagerie: Fae Folk Photographed Near PittsburghThis one is… strange. I mean, we specialize in strange with The Gasp Menagerie, but this is just really strange. It’d fall under cryptozoology, I suppose. But… really… has anyone looked seriously for faerie folk since the Victorian days of England?

This story comes from Linda Moulton Howe’s Earthfiles. Now, Moulton Howe seems like a very nice lady, but it has to be said: Sometimes she hits the crazy-sauce pretty hard. Some of her work is extremely revealing, fitting her background as a mainstream investigative journalist. Some of it… well, let’s be nice and say it’s not quite as believable.

This would fall into that latter category if it weren’t for the photo evidence that goes with the story. These files have been examined by experts, and no evidence of editing has been found. As far as we can tell, these are photos of what was in front of the camera when the owner says they were taken.

The Gasp Menagerie: Fae Folk Photographed Near Pittsburgh

They show… a gnome. A real, live gnome. Not some dwarf in a cute outfit, either. These shots depict a moving, living, impossible creature. Tiny, spindly legs; pointy head or hat; about three to four feet in height… it’s a fricking gnome, people. It fits what you could imagine inspiring our traditional view of a garden gnome, which is what makes it so convincing. It’s not a statue come to life; it’s something you could understand inspiring the more anthropomorphic version of gnomes we’ve seen for generations.

I can usually spot a hoaxed cryptozoological photo a mile away. Years of study in the field does that for you. This one, believe it or not, passes the sniff test. It moves and changes configuration like a living creature. It’s behind leafy brush far enough away from the camera to prove it isn’t an insect or a miniature close to the camera using forced perspective. The cam recorded the time taken, and the photos are too close together to account for posing a model.

It also passes the psychological examination: Why fake this? If you’re going to, why fake it this way? Why not make it more easily identifiable as man’s idea of a garden gnome? It’s so abstract, it defies explanation as a hoax.

I’ve got nothing. I’ve been wracking my brain trying to explain this thing away, and as far as I’m concerned, it seems likely there’s a gnome wandering around the Pennsylvania forests. I also suddenly want a large amount of liquor.

The Gasp Menagerie: Fae Folk Photographed Near Pittsburgh

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68 Kill’s Scoot McNairy Joins True Detective Season Three

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About two weeks ago we let you guys know that none other than The Gate and Leatherface star Stephen Dorff had joined the upcoming third season of HBO’s “True Detective”.

Today we wanted to let you know that Monsters and 68 Kill star Scoot McNairy has joined the third season as well. He is all set to play Tom, “a father who suffers a terrible loss that ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over 10 years.”

Dorff will play Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator who, along with his partner (Mahershala Ali), has his life and career influenced over three decades by a baffling crime.

I’m excited to check out “True Detective” S3. Even after the ‘meh’ second season. How about you? Let us know below!

Nic Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros, and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.

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A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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Fear the Walking Dead Takes a Bite Out of Home Video

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It’s taken three seasons, but “Fear The Walking Dead” has finally become as interesting as it should have been to begin with. If you lost hope after the first two seasons, we invite you to give the third a chance. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a rotting step in the right direction.

Game? Than you’ll be happy to know that Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season comes to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on March 13!

In Season 3, our survivor families are brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico Border. With international lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but their families as well.

Special features including deleted and extended scenes and audio commentaries. Check out the artwork below.

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Panic Fest Launching Next Week in Kansas City: Dread Central Presents Taking Over!

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Next week Kansas City, MO, will be inundated with the creepy, the spooky, and the downright scary as Panic Fest celebrates its 6th annual event at the Screenland Armour Theater! The three-day festival runs January 26 through 28 and will feature over 20 feature films, two short film blocks, several live events, and special guest appearances!

We truly believe this is the most solid film line-up we’ve had to date,” said Adam Roberts, co-founder of the festival and owner of Screenland Armour.

Playing at the festival will be Ted Geoghegan’s Mohawk, Ryan Prows’ Lowlife, Issa López’s Tigers Are Not Afraid, Adam Green’s Victor Crowley, Joe Lynch’s Mayhem, and more.

But why we’re really excited about the lineup is that not one, not two, but THREE Dread Central Presents films will be playing! Attendees can see Vidar the Vampire, Terrifier, and Imitation Girl during those three days, which we highly recommend doing!

We really wanted to take a big step forward in becoming the forefront for emerging films and filmmakers in these genres,” said Tim KC Canton, co-founder of the festival and founder of DownrightCreepy.com.

Special guests include Geoghegan, Prows, They Remain‘s Philip Gelatt, and both Green and Lynch, who will not only be on hand for their films but also to do a live recording of their podcast, The Movie Crypt!

Ticket information can be found at Panic Fest’s official website.

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