Thursday, December 31, 2009

Shooting the Documentary

I'm hoping that this blog starts to build some fandom. As we are now shooting the documentary for one of the stories posted here. So far, everyhing looks great. I think you readers will really enjoy it.

Also, please if your interested, bookmark or follow this blog. I would appreciate any help in getting the word out about it.

I'm happy to say that my car is now fixed! It kinda fell to disrepair when I did the photo session at Stone Mountain Cemetary, but now it seems to be working well again. My next goal is to do a photo investigation of Hell's Church, here in Canton, Georgia. Donations and monies from adsense clicks will be used directly for the fuel fund, and to acquire a voice recorder.

So, please donate! Its much appreciated!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New CSE Project

Okay, so my company, Crimson Star Entertainment, has embarked on yet another new project. In a series we have so far titled 'Haunted Atlanta' we are producing a few small thematic documentaries for Youtube. The first of these is the documentary on the Rose House.

Of course, given that many of the elements of the story involve tales and premonitions given from psychics and paranormal investigators, it can't be quite called a documentary, but rather a thematic production with documentary-like elements.

But we have some good plans for the project, to include hiring an actress and actor to recreate one of the tales that was related to me by a psychic over the course of a few months. It is, what she believes, leads the building to be haunted. I have decided against hosting it myself, as I don't particularly think I have a voice or the face for film. However, if I have to I will.

Mostly, we are putting this together on a bubblegum budget, so we have to keep our costs down as low as possible, while still producing a quality film that still meets the needs for the project. If your a fan of this blog, it should be a worthwhile view.

If you feel like contributing to the project, donate! We do still need a budget, even just to park the cars downtown while we do some shooting! But either way, I appreciate you all! Take a look at my website, and join the mailing list:

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Stone Mountain Cemetary

I've got a treat for all of you listeners out there today! I went to Stone Mountain Cemetary, and conducted a small investigation. I have no background story on the plot, but rather, had read a rumor online that this was a great source of the phenomena known simply as 'orbs'.

For those of you who dont know, orbs are orb-like objects that are supposedly evidence of a haunting or spiritual energy. Ive seen 'supposed' orbs on prints and electronic media from Shakespeare's Theater (mentioned earlier), but many had readily apparent explanaions.

Unfortunately, my expedition today proved a bit fruitless. All photos that had a plausible case could be explained, but still, it was a fun trip. And definately a worth-while stop for anyone who visits the mountain. As there is a historic small-town business district nearby.

Welcome to Stone Mountain Cemetary. Gives Est Date: 1875 (Though you cant read it.)

The Stone Mountain VFW plot. As a Veteran of the Iraqi conflict, Im a VFW member, and took a minute to clean any debris I could. One of the flags had broken off though, so I stuck it in the ground nearby.

About the only pic that was questionable. A possible orb, can't explain it too well. But Im sure there is an explanation.

Overall, it was a great trip. Its unfortunate that in doing this, something is now wrong with my car. If its not one thing, its another. I'll figure it out. Though if you would like to donate, feel free to donate to the 'soda' fund. The soda fund will probably go to my car now anyhow.

Oh, and contrary to what is popularly said and thought, there are no apparent Civil War soldiers buried here. There were a total of three unknown graves, but nothing else. Lots of World War II vets though.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Crimson Mysteries

Just a tiny update about the game I designed. It seems some people out there are interested. So, its really interesting, right now, I'm working to get another project off the ground. Actually I'm in the negotiation stage with the company that wants to publish the product. The product centers around the Vampire Mystery game which I developed. I was approached by a publisher in the industry, who expressed interest in the project.

Since then, I've been in negotiations with the publisher. However, his offers so far, have been low-balled to an extreme which I can't fathom. If he doesn't fulfill what I want from the deal, I might just decide to self-publish this idea as well. However, this project will put a drain on capital to develope it.

And considering my limited capital is tied up in hosting and content fees for the comic, I'm hoping sales pick up. Or at least that I can build my contact list.

So if you like what you've read so far, and might have any interest in my company, click the Crimson Star Icon to your right. Check out the company, even if you don't buy anything, I would appreciate if you signed up for my mailing list.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Shakespeare's Tavern

Okay, so in downtown Atlanta, right off of Peachtree Street, there is a small theater/tavern called 'Shakespeare's Tavern'. It was a usual spot on the tours I used to give, and admittedly, one of the most photogenic.

It is a beautiful, victorian-inspired building that used to be a support facility for a commuter taxi in Atlanta in it's early days. Definately, its a worthwhile place to visit, if only to catch a drink and a show.

However, there are stories of hauntings. A young boy, dressed in Victorian clothing, is said to have been spotted in he upper levels of the tavern. There are also reports of a phantom man on the lower levels. However, there are no specific stories or tales to back up this information, and as of yet, I have garnered little information about this haunting.

This builing is also a great place to take photographs as I have had numerous reports of Orbs and other phenomenon on film. However, my investigation of such pictures are very limited, so I couldn't tell you much, except that the photos are genuine, as in they were taken there without any setup.

I will try to go to this site and take some photos there, and post them here for yall to review.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Paranormal Activity

Haha. After having seen the movie, I've decided to go ahead and discuss what little paranormal activity I've personally experinced. So without further adieu, I present to you "Emperor's Haunting".

Firstly, it is important for youto know, that when I was younger, I worked at Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountan Georgia. Stone Mountain is a historic landmark in Georgia, with a massive stone carving of Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson on horseback. My official job title was that of Park's Beautification Specialist. This title and job position summed up the duties of a janitor, general laborer, and apprentice in several construction trades, all while only recieving the pay of only half of one of those positions! However, the job allowed for alot of autonomy and very little stress. Though it was somewhat taxing, I quickly realized I could work that job for as long as I dared. And indeed, I worked there for almost a year.

I worked the afternoon, from 3 PM until Midnight or about. And one of my tasks was to assist in the closing of several of the attractions, which usually happens around 5 PM in the afternoon. One of the buildings I would be charged with cleaning was the Antebellum Plantation. This was a somewhat accurate recreation of a plantation house before he civil war. In truth it was made of up several different pieces of such homes pulled in from all across the state.

From 730 to 9 PM every night, I would clean the plantation grounds, remove the trash, and generally take care of the bottom floor of the plantation. For some reason, it brings me memories of the The Roots- The Seed (2.0). But what was wierd, is my friend Taveous, who drove the pickup truck and delivered supplies to us, would always drop me off at the plantation. For the first month or two, I was convinced that after he dropped me off, he would head to the back of the plantation house, and go to the second level. Because all night, I would hear him walking around.

Needless to say, he wasn't. I found out after a few weeks, when they kept tellin me to change the trash upstairs. I did it a couple times, figuring Taveous had forgotten. But then I got mad, and confronted Taveous about it. He then revealed to me that he wasnt ever going to the top floor. I was kinda disconcerted.

Within the week, I took care of the top floor. However one night, I heard what I was sure, was Taveous upstairs. So I made my way upstairs and found no one. I continued my routine for another three months, never bringing it up again, rationalizing it in my head that it was rats or something. However it was ironic that after I left, more than a few reports of paranormal activity emerged from the plantation home.

But it was enough for me never to talk about it, at least, until now.