Browsing: June 12

A Brief History This article presents a calendar of historical paranormal events that allegedly occurred in June! Digging Deeper June 2, 1692: The Salem Witch Trials Begin! June 8, 2017: Movie Review, The Mummy June 9, 2017: Enter for a chance to see The Mummy in Cleveland! June 10, 2016: Paranormal Blockbuster The Conjuring 2 Set to Open June 11, 173: The Miracle of the Rain saves a Roman Army! June 12, 1939: Dr. Cyclops, The First Technicolor Horror Film Begins Production June 13, 2014: Five Fascinating Facts about Godzilla June 17, 1462: Dracula’s Bloodthirstiness Chases Invaders From Wallachia On June 20,…

A Brief History After the anti-police hysteria following police related killings of black (in this article we will use this term to be in consonance with “Black Lives Matter?) in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland (as well as New York and Cleveland), many naïve people called for the “de-militarization of police.”  Led by no less than President Barack Obama, who declared his intention to keep military surplus equipment out of the hands of police, the reactionary response has been shown in graphic detail to be seriously flawed. Digging Deeper During the massacre of at least 49 people at an Orlando…

A Brief History In the worst domestic terrorist incident inside the United States since 9/11 a 29 year old Afghan man (born in the US) shot and killed at least 50 people and wounded another 53 in a gay bar in Orlando, Florida.  No question about his motives, the gunman called police from the scene and pledged allegiance to the Islamic terrorist group, ISIS,  while ISIS itself took credit for the attack via their news agency. Digging Deeper President Obama and others predictably called for “common sense” gun control measures to prevent such crimes, while gun advocates pointed out the…

A Brief History On June 12, 1939, for the first time production began an a horror film filmed in “three strip” Technicolor.  At this time, color movies were just beginning to reach the masses and were still quite a novelty, so Dr. Cyclops was expected to make quite a stir. Digging Deeper The plot centers around a mad scientist (Dr. Thorkel) deep in the South American jungle that sends for several other scientists.  When they arrive, he has them look at samples under a microscope, is delighted by what they see, and then asks them to leave. Irritated that they traveled so…

A Brief History On June 12, 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cooperstown, New York.  The Hall had been established 3 years earlier, and the physical building was dedicated at this time (1939).  Despite the 310 players, umpires, managers, and various officials inducted, their ranks are missing some of the biggest stars of all time. Digging Deeper Pete Rose is the all time major league hits leader, and yet he is refused entry based on his admitted involvement in gambling on baseball games, an activity expressly forbidden in virtually any sport.  Home run kings Mark…

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