Halloween Documentaries

My love for Halloween is fueled by the origins of this beautiful day. This love started with The Halloween Tree. The story follows four children who learn more about how Halloween started while attempting to save the life of their friend. Because of this, every year, I look for new documentaries that give an in-depth look into this holiday.

For this post, I've gathered three of the best documentaries that I've watched over the years. Thank you, YouTube. There are so many documentaries on there, it's crazy.

The first one is called The Haunted History of Halloween. It explores the 3000-year history of the holiday. Can you imagine? It's been around for that long, just in a different form.

The second documentary is called The Real Story of Halloween. Many of these docs are from the History Channel. The film starts off talking about where Halloween is today and then it flashes back to how it all began.

The last one is the History of Halloween. This one looks at the rituals that involve the Halloween celebration we know today and where they came from like: Why do we go trick-or-treating? Why do we dress in costumes? Why do we carve pumpkins? And why do we spend this one night of the year focusing on death?

Which of the documentaries do you like best? Do you know of a documentary that discusses Halloween that I did not feature here? Let me know in the comments section because I'd love to watch it.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please stop by again tomorrow for a new one.

For now, this is Kate, signing out!


Ancient Aliens

I can't believe I reached October 23rd without posting about Ancient Aliens! If you're into the paranormal, most likely you're into aliens as well. The universe is way too big for us to believe that we're alone. Plus, there's too much evidence to ignore the fact that aliens exist.

Ancient Aliens is another accidental find for me. It was the beginning of the year and I was searching for Nostradamus documentaries (which I will create a post about at the end of the year). If you're not familiar, Nostradamus is famous for his predictions. A lot of it has to do with doomsday. I'm totally fascinated by the end of the world, again another post for the future.

Anyway, I digress. I found Ancient Aliens right after I found the latest Nostradamus documentary. They were already in their third season. One episode and I was hooked. I mean, it's made by the History Channel so the production value is high. The next day I searched for the earlier seasons and I never looked back. Now they are in their 11th season, but the show has been around for about nine or so years. Sometimes they divide one season into two for some reason.

For this post, I'm featuring episode 11 of their 11th season. The main reason? Eleven is my life number. And why the hell not? This episode tackles the possibility that the moon is actually a space station like the Death Star. How cool is that?

Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments section:

You have to watch this show. It's addicting. Even if you don't believe in aliens, it's fascinating to see the evidence that they present. I love the newer seasons the most because they have mind-blowing revelations. I'm crossing my fingers that they continue this series. I love it way too much!

Come back tomorrow for a new post. I'll tackle a Halloween-related topic.

Remember, the truth is out there.

For now, this is Kate, signing out!


No Second Chances

I know NO HOLDING BACK just came out, but book three is already on the way! NO SECOND CHANCES will hit shelves May 16, 2017. Add it to your TBR today. Click here. Check out that gorgeous cover:

Natasha was DEVASTATED when Jackson, her first love, disappeared without a word only to pop up months later as a famous DJ. But now she's over it―over him!―and ready to move on with her life! Isn't she?

Jackson thought he was leaving Dodge Cove behind forever when he set off to LA to start his career as a DJ. But the one thing he had never been able to leave behind was the memory of his first love, Natasha, and now that he's proven his success, he's coming home to win her back...

Get ready to stop time, defy gravity and bring down the stars in this final book in Kate Evangelista's Dodge Cove Trilogy!

Ghosts Caught On Tape

Today's post is a cool one. If you've been following my earlier posts, you're already familiar with the Top5s YouTube channel that I recommended you subscribe to because it's your one stop shop for mysteries, conspiracies, UFOs, and ghosts. I love his videos, which is why, in the spirit of Halloween and all things creepy, I'm featuring four of his ghosts caught on tape videos.

The first one is called 5 Most Chilling & Scariest Pieces of Paranormal Evidence Ever Documented:

It was published on April 16, 2016.

The second video is the 5 Scariest Pieces of Paranormal Footage Ever Recorded.

Published on October 2, 2015.

The third video is probably my favorite and it's called 5 Creepiest Ghost Sightings Caught On Tape.

This one was published on January 18, 2015.

The last video is part two of the 5 Creepy Ghost Sightings Caught On Tape.

It was published on April 25, 2015.

I dare you to watch these videos at night with the lights out. Whether you believe in ghosts or not the footage is fascinating. The ones caught by CCTV cameras are the best. 

Want more Top5s? Make sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel and visit his website for lots more Top5s articles that delve into the paranormal and the bizarre. For October he's doing especially creeptacular videos. I'm already hooked. Make sure not to miss out!

After you finish watching his videos, make sure to check back here tomorrow for a new post. I can see the finish line.

For now, this is Kate, signing out.


Penny Dreadful

I have another TV series for you that is perfect for October. Actually, there is a theme to my recommendations, if you've noticed. All the shows involve the paranormal. I watch all of them and I want you to watch them too. If you have any suggestions that I have not tackled with my posts, feel free to add them in the comments section so I can check them out as well.

For today's post, I'm focusing on Penny Dreadful. The series wrapped after three seasons because the creator said in an interview that he really envisioned Vanessa Ives's story arc ending after twenty-seven episodes.

What I love about this series is the creativity. It brings together all the gothic creatures that we know all too well and have them interact with each other. It's sexy, eerie, and hello, Josh Hartnett. I was pleasantly surprised since I hadn't seen him in anything until this series. Also, anything with Eva Green is an automatic watch/buy for me. She's just fantastic.

Here's the trailer for the first season:

And an interview with the creator:

If you're looking for something out of the box to watch, Penny Dreadful is for you. With only 27 eps, it's the perfect series to binge watch for Halloween. Oh, and the costumes! Eva Green's dresses are epic. If I were to cosplay she would be my peg.

Will you watch Penny Dreadful? If you've already watched it, what do you think of the series? Was the series finale a great ending to Vanessa's story? Let me know in the comments section.

Then check back with me here tomorrow because I have another post involving the paranormal.

For now, this is Kate, signing out!


Ghost Adventures FanFic Part 2

It's finally here! The long wait is over. Chapter two of my Ghost Adventures fanfic is ready for you to devour.

Okay, okay, I'm over-inflating myself, but creepy stuff does happen in this one. Poor Zane. I'm super excited for you to read it. And if you've made it this far with me, thank you! Man, I can't believe that October is almost over. It was only yesterday that my first post went live. 

It looks like I'm getting the hang of this blogging thing again and I might have something more exciting for you come November. But before that, let's finish out this personal challenge first.

Here's the chapter. Read and enjoy!

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Alright, shameless plug over. Check back with me tomorrow for another Octoberific post!

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