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Supernatural Episode 12.13 “Family Feud”
SAM AND DEAN ASK ROWENA TO FIND CROWLEY’S SON – When Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) look into a murder at a museum, they learn a ghost from a merchant ship that sunk in 1723 may be at the heart of the mystery. After realizing “The Star” was the same ship that Crowley’s (Mark A. Sheppard) son Gavin McLeod (guest star Theo Devaney) should have been aboard, they enlist help from Rowena (guest star Ruth Connell) to track Gavin down. Kelly Kline (guest star Courtney Ford), still pregnant with Lucifer’s child, takes refuge with a demon after an angel attempts to kill her. PJ Pesce directed the episode written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming (#1213). Original airdate 2/23/2107.

yeah but

  • ghosts who are friends with the living
  • ghosts curiously listening to their fleshy friend’s heartbeat
  • ghosts snuggling up to their living friends to feel their body heat
  • ghosts basking in the sun to warm their ecto-bodies up so they won’t be so cold to the touch
  • ghosts huddling close to their living friends in windy weather for fear of getting blown apart
  • ghosts watching horror movies with their living friends and worriedly turning to them and going like “i’m not that bad am i?” pointing at the murderous stringy-haired banshee onscreen
  • people ouija-ing their ghost friends as if they were casual phone calls all like “hey you wanna hang out soon”
  • ghosts going to museums with their living friends and shaking their heads while looking at the exhibits all like “no no no this is all wrong. i was there and it went nothing like this.”
  • ghosts getting really giddy and excited whenever they hear music from their era

FAMOUS HAUNTS: Annabelle

Featured in the 2013 movie The Conjuring, Annabelle is a possessed doll that was at the center of one of the most widely known cases investigated by demonologists Ed & Lorraine Warren.

Annabelle currently resides in a special case at the Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut and is said to be extremely dangerous.

Deaf Artist Christine Sun Kim Is Reinventing Sound

For artist Christine Sun Kim, sound is a “ghost.” The multiple-MFA-holding Senior TED Fellow who has had a Whitney Museum residency and exhibited at MoMA, has been profoundly deaf since birth. The sonic hush in which she lives has pushed her towards exploring sound through her work in a varied oeuvre of performance, installation, drawing, and video.

Initially, Kim strove to translate sound into direct visual terms. She experimented with vibrations, placing coated paintbrushes and inked quills on wooden boards atop subwoofers and speakers pulsing with ambient noise. Her process resulted in lovely minimalist paintings, audibles turned objets d'art. But the project felt like translating a text using only half the alphabet. “Low frequency sounds—vibrations—only make up a very small fraction of the sound world,” she explains. When it came to capturing the rich tapestry of Kim’s lived experience with sound, this approach fell short.

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a(nother) nancy drew themed ask meme
  • secrets can kill: has anything scandalous ever happened at your school?
  • stay tuned for danger: have you ever met anyone famous?
  • message in a haunted mansion: what's the creepiest thing you've experienced firsthand?
  • treasure in the royal tower: who's your favorite historical figure?
  • the final scene: have you ever been in a theatrical production?
  • secret of the scarlet hand: do you have a favorite museum? a favorite exhibit?
  • ghost dogs of moon lake: would you find a solitary hike in the woods peaceful or unsettling?
  • the haunted carousel: what's your favorite amusement park ride?
  • danger on deception island: is there a cause you're particularly passionate about?
  • secret of shadow ranch: do you have any experience with horseback riding?
  • curse of blackmoor manor: do you have any noteworthy ancestors?
  • secret of the old clock: if you could visit any era in history, which would it be?
  • last train to bluemoon canyon: what's your birthstone?
  • danger by design: would you visit the parisian catacombs?
  • creature of kapu cave: are you superstitious?
  • white wolf of icicle creek: what's your favorite thing to do when it snows?
  • legend of the crystal skull: what's your favorite comfort food?
  • phantom of venice: what would you dress up as for carnevale?
  • haunting of castle malloy: what's your heritage?
  • ransom of the seven ships: what's your dream vacation?
  • warnings at waverly academy: would you prefer/have preferred attending an all-girls (or -boys) school?
  • trail of the twister: what's the most dangerous type of weather your area is affected by?
  • shadow at the water's edge: what's your favorite scary movie?
  • the captive curse: what's your favorite fairy tale?
  • alibi in ashes: what's the craziest thing you've ever done for a friend?
  • tomb of the lost queen: what lost historical artifact would you like to discover?
  • the deadly device: do you have any ideas for an invention?
  • ghost of thornton hall: if ghosts do exist, would you like to see one?
  • the silent spy: would you rather work for cathedral or revenant?
  • the shattered medallion: if given the opportunity, would you participate in a competition-based reality show?
  • labyrinth of lies: if you were a greek god(dess), which one would you be?
I’m going to turn this submission into a script for the next Conjuring movie.

Anonymous submitted: 

I am the Collections Manager at a history museum.  And I’m sure all of the CMs and Registrars out there at all museums have walked into ‘presents’ at their desks first thing on a Monday morning – oh, those weekend drop-offs! 

This morning, I innocently walked in and started talking to co-workers, apparently passing by yet another present. I was made aware of it when another co-worker walked in and asked ‘Do you want to move the haunted chair, or just leave it in the Atrium?’ After saying in a rather confused way ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about…’ He said, ‘Oh, someone dropped a haunted chair off over the weekend with a rather long note. You have to some see this…’

Sure enough, there is a small child’s chair (not in  great condition) sitting in our entranceway with a handwritten, scrawled note on both sides of half of a green file folder.  The note proceeds to explain how the person was at a local flea market, and a volunteer there suggested that she drop this off with us.  The next line says “I am not a professional Psychic but do strongly believe in para-normal phenomena.”    

It goes on: 

I was immediately attracted to this chair from across the yard. I had strong feelings of the child it was made for, and possibly some negative feelings – the child had a very hard life. I do not think it should be discarded but would be afraid to take it home. If I hold the chair, I do now get some impressions of love – love for a dolls(s),  pets put in the chair, ie, a dog the chair was I believe, later used for play maybe there was “rough housing.”  If you don’t want to, or cannot use it, please give the chair away and do not trash it. Cleaned up, it will be a work of art.** The original child seems to have been a girl, I sense homespun, plain dresses. Life was hard with tragedy. I don’t want to get too involved with these paranormal feelings & again, I think the chair is a treasure but would be afraid to  take it home.  Thank you . 

** Nope. Nope it won’t. 

The last line scrawled along the edge in parentheses as a kind of post-script really brought things home: 

(Could the chair be ‘spirit attached’ and now trying to fool me with a rush of ‘positive’ impressions, so I will take it home – can’t be sure, but don’t need any more ‘drama’, any more than I already have)

Translation: ‘I now think it really is evil, so evil that it is trying to trick me into taking it home.  You people have all sorts of old stuff, so I’m sure you figure out how to deal with this evil haunted chair. Hopefully before it kills you all. I don’t need more drama, but you guys’ll be fine I’m sure.’

Anyway, this is my museum now, I guess.