Well, once again we're hitting the road... this time we're
headed to Dallas for the week, to do some exploring/photographing of
the weirdness in and around the Dallas area for the WNJ
book project! I'm so excited (and honored) to be part of this. I'm
gonna bust my butt while getting tons of great material for them, and
I know it'll be fun as Hell in the process. It's like a dream come
We're actually leaving in about an hour, hitting the road with our two
kittens in tow which should be FUN, heh heh heh... (We didn't have
anyone to kitten-sit). We'll be back sometime around next weekend
(barring any unforeseen Blair Witch-like events) So I won't be around
this week. But, I am leaving you guys with some spooky goodies in the
meantime, compliments of our newest Scooby- Casper!
Everyone be sure to give her a warm welcome to the site, she's already
taken us on TWO virtual explorations of some really amazing things.
First off is Iowa's legendary Black Angel,
a spooooky graveyard monument with a really wicked reputation. Then
there's Cuervo, a mirage of a lost and
forgotten NM ghost town she discovered by accident on a roadtrip. Her
photography is wonderful, she's an enthusiastic explorer with an eye
for the weird, so check out those pages, and her
Again, we'll be back at the end of the week. If you miss me, I've
begun posting in my
journal a lot again (including lots of pics), so you can have your
fill of Shadyisms there in the meantime, if you really must.
Ha ha ha....
18 2004] Phew. My aunt
& I finally made it back from Tennessee
last week... only to find out that my computer had bitten the dust. Ugh.
So that set me back a 'lil bit as far as being able to add the pics
from the trip, as you can imagine.
anyway I've finally been able to add the stuff from our visit
to the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home. With
it's timeless old mansion, it's elaborate garden- complete with
cemetery, and it's haunted reputation, it was a really interesting
place. I've added lots of pics along with a handful of snapshots of
other stuff from our trip, so check it out. I
also added the new June's Full Moon pic,
this one was shot during our trip in Tennessee, on a really windy
stormy night when a kinda scary tornado was blowing in... so it's niiice
and in case you guys hadn't noticed, I changed a few things around
here... the layout on this page is a wee bit different, the cartoon
Shady up there is new, and I also now have some different spooky pics
rotating on the main page
(should randomly change each time you load the page) ...just wanted to
change it up a bit. So, enjoy!
28 2004] In
MOST-excellent news... I have a very exciting assignment for
the coming summer......... I've been asked by the Marks at Weird
New Jersey to collaborate with them in contributing material for a
new book they are producing- Weird Texas!! I'm such a fan of theirs,
and their Weird NJ book is sooooo damned amazing- it's a masterpiece,
really- so I can't help but be excited-silly over this!!! I'll be
exploring some strange TX locales for them this summer, and I just
cannot wait to get started.
I will be traveling Texas in search of the weird this summer, I wanted
to ask if anyone out there has any leads or tips on strange, spooky,
and/or haunted locations, abandoned places, graveyards, etc, here in
the Lone Star State? If you do I'd love to hear about it- maybe I can
get to it this summer- so please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let me know about it! Thanks guys.
finally, as some of you know from last night's chat, I'm leavin' on a
week-long road trip to Tennessee with my aunt
tomorrow morning... so I won't be around this week.
I'll try to post entries from the road in my
if I can manage it, so keep an eye out. I'll 'see' you all when I
15 2004] At last- updates updates updates!!
Yep, there's some new stuff to explore... first, the mysterious Upper
Canyon Cabin -a long-abandoned stone cabin rising out of a
tangled green forest like an urban exploration fairy tale- has been
(as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's
I've also added a page about the Angel Tree,
a strange watchful figure carved from the trunk of a dead tree that
stands silently alongside a secluded roadway... and, I've added a
whole new category to the picture gallery, the
Lost Southwest- a virtual tour of some of the weirdness here in my
Southwestern stomping grounds! And I'd like to welcome the newest
Scooby to the site, who also happens to be my awesome Aunt, also known
as the She-Devil, heh heh... don't be
afraid, she won't bite. We hope.
finally, May's Full Flower Moon pic has
been added to the Full Moon Calendar, and March and April's Full Moon
pics have been added to the Full Moon Gallery
(sorry 'bout the delay).
11 2004] the majestic old
U.S. Lighthouse Service Depot/Coast
Guard Headquarters added (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's
Choice Poll), an intriguing waterfront site dotted by many looming
and intricate vacant structures that are rich with history... plus
February's Full Hunger Moon pic added
28 2004] whoohooo LostMart
has a whole new look! Now you can browse the store within our
it out! (and a large hefty THANKS to Lobo
for helping me to set it all up... *thankythanky*!) Also, there
is a new, much-easier order form now for ordering Lost
Destinations prints... (again, thanks Lobo!)... you can
find it here....
last but not least, the complete
index of Lost Destinations locations has been revamped- there are
now three ways to browse the index- you can still browse it alphabetically
(the original system) but now you can also look up locations by
region, or by
category as well (and of course don't forget- there is always the search
engine for searches by keyword). Happy hunting!
crumbling & creepy Monroc
Facility added (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's
Choice Poll), a helter-skelter old building bristling with
numerous rickety ladders-to-nowhere...
13 2004] today we wish a
of Darkness (and bona fide Scoobette), Shady!!!
We already gave her all her spankings and some to grow on- feel free
to send your birthday wishes to the birthday girl at email@example.com
[Added 01/02/04] the
mysterious 'Airplane Graveyard' added (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
the eerie husks of countless abandoned planes (and
helicopters, and motor homes, and other various machinery) shine
mutely abandoned in the TX sunlight... Full
Moon Calendar updated for 2004... and a journal
Shady about her recent illness *sniffle*... Happy New Year,
Hey fiends... Markus
here... just wanted to say Happy New Year, everybody, on behalf
of the Shadester
and myself- she would have posted herself except (for those of you who
haven't heard) she's been seriously ill with a viral infection
the past few weeks. She's been really really sick and hasn't even been
able to do much of anything, period, much less go online and
stuff, and although she is getting better, she's still
resting/recovering. She did manage to get on her computer long enough
to post a journal
entry about her recent illness... *sniffle-cough*, and she
is itching to get to work posting some new pics on the site despite
feeling mightily crappy... so, you'll probably be seeing some new very
stuff soon. In the meantime, feel free to tell the crazy girl to 'get
NEW tongue-in-cheek LD designs- 'Ghosthunter'
Explorer'- debut on a plethora of cool items such as T's, baby
doll T's, tank tops, jerseys, baseball caps, mouse pads, mugs, tote
bags, boxer shorts, tile coasters, road trip mugs, frisbees, wall
clocks, license plate frames, & more... And check
out the killer Lost
Destinations 2004 Calendar... each month shows a full-color photo
of a the season in a different creepy-weird location (including
Lambertville High, SI Monastery, Split Rock Road, Satanic Church,
Kinnelon Castle, Pleasureland, & more...) so you can get
yeah and a weird sandstorm
sunset pic added to the Lost & Found section.
Island's watery 'ship graveyard'- the Dead Pool-
added (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
Poll), and, lotsa weird new pics added to the newly remodeled
Lost & Found section. HAPPY
ANNIVERSARY, LOST DESTINATIONS... this week we celebrate 2 years
of getting Lost online. Weeee!
in the shadows of the thick, dark woods in Matawan
stands 'Green Acres'- an empty
home littered with discarded child's toys and relics of a former life (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
Poll) And, Happy Halloween- here are some
spooky ghost stories from my hometown- enjoy!
Just in time for Halloween, I've published my new,
original emoticon sets- Insanicons...
twisted & demented smileys for insane people (including
Leatherface, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, Alien, Predator, and more!!)
Check 'em out!
The dilapidated old New
York Yacht Club (McFarlane-Bredt House) holds vigil
overlooking the New York harbor (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
October Full Moon pic added
Paulinskill Viaduct- immense, abandoned
railroad bridge with a spooky reputation (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
[Added 08/31/03] Demon's Alley-
legendary deserted neighborhood populated by bizarrely vacant houses & haunted by a
wicked urban legend (as chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice
08/12/03] Shady & Liz explore the Tower Of Terror- a looming, deserted old haunted house attraction in
Idaho (chosen by vote in the last Viewer's Choice Poll), &
a new Full Moon pic added
[Added 07/30/03] yay- our two newest Scooby profiles have been added. Welcome, Reptillikus
[Added 07/26/03] Just added a new fabulous section to the
site- a Lost Art Gallery! Also, below, check out the quick
run-down on some of the recent additions to the website (since there have been quite a
few lately & we want everyone to be able to check 'em all out) Below,
explore the newest features added to the site (lotsa cool new stuff- have fun!)
Viewer's Choice Poll::you guys pick the next LD update!
Lost Art Gallery::Lost-themed artwork submitted by
friends, visitors, & fellow explorers
Full Moon Gallery::complete photographic gallery of past Full Moon
Lost Gallery::post & share your own "lost" pics in this interactive
Ecards::fantastic free internet greeting cards featuring places lost and forgotten
Links Page::surf this interactive links page, and/or add your own link/s
up for the new Lost newsletter, and get lost in the (e)mail
Guestbook::a brand new guestbook with loads of new features
Guestmap::just like a Guestbook, except that you get to
"pin" your message to a location on a world map! It's really cool- have a look:
A special heartfelt thanx from Shady
goes out to Licia, Lobo, Reptillikus, Moondaisies, Starsaucer, Dame Elysia, and all those
who have (or will!) participate in the Lost Art project... you guys rock!!
An update and a little more information
about the background of Hell House added
[Added 07/17/03] Interstate Burial
Ground- an ancient old Quaker Burial Ground hidden right in the middle of the
east-and-west-bound lanes of the heavily-trafficked Interstate 195 in New Jersey- added,
& comments added to the Hell House page. Plus all-new
features Full Moon Gallery, the Guestmap,
and live poll added.
[Added 06/14/03] Our road trip to
Dripping Springs added- we brave mountain lions and rattlesnakes, and take a
rugged hike through one of the most mysterious canyons around, to bring you pics of the
infamous ruins of Van Patten Mountain Camp, Boyd's
Sanatorium, and La Cueva
...and stay tuned, there's LOTS more
creepy, abandoned, mysterious updates on the way, including...
Igoe Road... Admiral Farragat...
the Bone House... New Brighton Village Hall... the Moravian Cemetery... the John K. Vanderbilt House... Molly Pitcher's Spring... Building 265... Matawan
Creek... and lots & lots more... too much to list, so stay tuned for all the upcoming
lost & abandoned fun!
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