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TV’s leading haunted house is a disclosure nightmare – by Broderick Perkins

house of horrors

A house of horrors is the real lead character in the new FX suspense drama “American Horror Story,” which, in early episodes, finds its owners trying to illegally unload their haunted house without disclosing its dark, dark past. (Reprint this story for free with limited copyright restrictions.)

Good luck with that.

“American Horror Story” revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles in order to reconcile a dark past and end up with a home that has some baggage of its own.

There’s unfaithful Ben Harmon, a shrink; Vivien Harmon, Ben’s pregnant wife and their teens-will-be-teens, pot-smoking daughter Violet Harmon. They are joined by Constance, the Harmon’s gun-wielding, spooky neighbor; Tate Langdon, one of Ben’s patients; Larry Harvey, who doesn’t seem bothered by the spooks; the Harmon’s housekeeper, both in her past sultry mode and in her present guise as a real come-on bitch. Continue reading

Visiting a Haunted Los Gatos Restaurant

RoshandraToday’s post is written by Roshandra, a Los Gatos area intuitive and feng shui practitioner.

Trick or TREAT time ~ Halloween 2008. Where does the TIME go as we are entering Halloween? This time of year is one of my favorites. My work and ‘gifts’ bring me into this Realm of Ghost Whispering and ‘seeing’ things most others do not see.  

During this time of Halloween and just before All Saints Day, we enter the most haunted time of the year 

Jack O LanternAll Hallows, which is Halloween, or October 31st and All Saints Day, which  November 1st are the days for the dearly beloved that have passed over. It’s when the VEILS of energy between our world and the world of Spirit is the thinnest.  This is the time as children we enjoy trick or treat. Playing with the ideas of spirit and ghosts. We also have experiences at this time of the year that can often MAKE the most non-believer a BELIEVER. 

Living in Los Gatos, I am always delighted to explore the older buildings in town that many say and see as haunted. Recently a dear friend of mine that is a nurse at Good Sam was saying to me I had to visit the old funeral parlor in town.  It had been renovated into a great high end eatery. It’s very, very nice spot now.

She asked me all kinds of questions on how people can put a business into a place like a funeral parlor and be ok with that. Some people will not go or eat there due to it being a previous funeral parlor.  On the other hand she suggested she wanted me to ‘read it ‘and we set off to explore it. She was concerned about a dear young male chef, a friend of hers who just started working there. He had just returned from Las Vegas and under Wolf Gang Puck and the new chef he would be working under at this Los Gatos place also worked under Wolf Gang Puck. The Sous Chef was a ‘sensitive and he loved his work’. So we set off to see what I could read on this Local HIP EATERY in Los Gatos. Continue reading

Guest Post: Roshandra Simon on Halloween

TRICK or TREAT ~ Halloween and Pumpkin timeAnd things that go Bump in the Night     By Roshandra..feng shui practitioner and intuitive and medium.        The Art of Centering ~ feng shui * interior design ~ los gatos          Also  ~ 650-218-0638 Halloween is one of my FAVORITE times of the Year.It is when the Veil is ‘lifted’ between the worlds. Our children celebrate this goblin and ghost time with darling costumes and fantasies of Fairies, Witches, Super Heroes and all kinds of FUN personal alternative personas. I often think of the movies that Bette Midler has been in personifying a neat scary Witch. Also I think of Jack Nicholson in movies like Witches of East Wick.  When we women are in our psychic powers we can intentionally or accidentally create the bumps in the night. On the other hand the history of this time of year is filled with FUN Stories and childhood memories that leave us all feeling the inner child self. I LOVE this time of season and year. A visit a few years back to SALEM Massachusetts brought me a very interesting feeling there. Truly many bumps in the night there and in the haunting of that town and homes. A history of a place leaves a Stigma mark on it and this is true of Salem. But there is also something so profound about Halloween back on the East coast. Although I LOVE the Pumpkin Festival here in Half Moon Bay and remember my daughter’s costumes and sewing it last minute for her heart changes, I absolutely feel as most do Most mystically connected at that All Hallows EVE. The Time of the Harvest and FULL moons we all ENJOY the spirit of this season and the good bumps in the night.   Give those little goblins candy and treats so you may have good blessings coming your way for the season that follows. No Trick just TREAT. Pumpkins are the harvest and a vessel that smiles at the warmth of the season changing. Bright and happy with a Jack o Lantern Grin we Light our Pumpkins and say, “.Happy Halloween Trick or Treat”. .

 The other special day that comes right off All Hallows Eve is All Saints Day. Being Catholic I found celebrating that day November 1st to be always about relatives that had passed over. The custom of lighting a white candle at Church was always followed in my tradition of my family. In Mexico it is the Day of the Dead. Celebrating their loved ones and ancestors that passed over they offer up foods for them and their favorite drink and white candles. I love how this culture of Mexico and Spain devotes a day and night to the Spirits of there loved ones on the other side that are walking amongst them that day. Skeletons of a  happy dance is a way to embrace death as part of life.  A time of Happy fun and music and sounds of the living SPEAK to  the dearly departed ~ They DANCE together and remember and honor them.  Find a White painted Skeleton and enjoy a new custom and find the good part of death that has a Smile and Lighter side.              For the FALL season ~ a feng shui energy tip. CLEAR the energy of the house before Halloween. Get a new stick of Sage. Light it and smudge the inside and outside of your house. Then after that clears, find yourself some really nice Sweet grass at places like Whole foods. Smudge and Bless with sweet grass. Then Light a new White candle For this FALL Season and before Halloween so you may DRAW in the good energy of the children and happy feelings. They will keep you warm thru winter. Also put out a LOT of good treats and remember your JOY of that time. For all SAINTS Day ~ traditionally it is a day of thinking of your relatives and loved ones on the other side.Offer a White 7 day candle for them and your Prayers and GRATITUDE. All be Well

And any bumps in the Night…….email me on ghosts, spirits and angels. Love to help you on that or if you need a clearing of your home or spaces…….Blessings..and On going WARMTH thru the Winter…….Blessings…Roshandra  ~ feng shui ~ The Art of Centering   Los Gatos

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