October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Dimensioneers! I hope your night is full of crunchy leaves, the smell of roasting Jack-o-lantern lids, sincere yard haunts, and the screams and laughter that go along with this ancient celebration.

October 23, 2013

"Gallows Hill" of the Salem witch trials?

In the late 80s, my wife and I made many Halloween visits to the Boston area and Salem, Massachusetts. Salem is an uncomfortable mix of history, tragedy, and folk lore, that mixes a shameful chapter of American history with pop culture and Halloween fun. The "witch" trials of 1692 were spawned by paranoia, hysteria, prejudice and possibly spite, and many innocent people were executed as a result. I was always curious as to where the hangings took place, but over the centuries, shame and time erased it from the local memory. I came across this web site by Daniel Boudillion who seems to have located the spot. The grim "Gallows Hill" may be in the backyards of several neighborhood homes, unmarked and forgotten behind a Walgreens drugstore. Imagine being told that your backyard was the site of ancient "witch" executions.
Check out Mr Boudillion post.  http://www.boudillion.com/gallowshill/gallowshill.htm

October 17, 2013

New Liberty Square Entry

A few weeks ago I posted on the Haunted Dimensions Facebook page that the Liberty Square entry gates were being altered. Here are the results. Along with the fresh paint job on the pillar bricks, the entry arches have new, dimensional lettering and are lit from beneath with rows of LEDs. But what's missing? The traditional brass "The Haunted Mansion" name plaques. I only noticed this after looking at the photos. I'm not sure if they were moved to other pillars, or if they were removed. Do any of you know?

October 6, 2013

"For the Most Sincere"

Here is my visualization of The Great Pumpkin, called "For the Most Sincere".  Digital illustration.