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Robber's Cave State Park: History, Hiking, and Alien Encounters

Most people tend to think about Oklahoma as a flat, boring state. Well, for the majority of the landscape you'd be right, but not the Robber's Cave State Park Area. Robber’s Cave has some really cool winding trails through giant rock cliffs and an amazing view from the top if you go in the fall, (like Tiff and I did). It’s located in the scenic, hilly woodlands of the Sans Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma and just might be among my favorite camping grounds within 4 hours of Dallas, Texas.

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A Brief History

The area surrounding the present-day park has been a hunting ground for hundreds of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest people were related to the builders of the Spiro Mounds. By the 1600s, the Osage and Caddo tribes dominated the area. French hunters and explorers also visited, leaving their mark by naming some of the prominent geographic features, which are still used.

After the Civil War, this area became legendary for sheltering fugitives from the law. Some of these included Jesse James and Belle Starr. Other fugitives included the Dalton Gang, the Youngers and the Rufus Buck Gang.
— Wikipedia
 “Dalton Gang” - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

“Dalton Gang” - Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia

My First “Alien” Encounter

When I was a wee lass about 10 or 11, I went on a camping trip to Robber's Cave State Park in Oklahoma. Something happened there that separated itself from other childhood trips: I saw an alien. Well, okay, I REMEMBER seeing an alien or a ghost or something. All I know was I woke up from a dead sleep, looked out of the window that was positioned at the foot of the bunk bed I was sleeping on, and BAM. In front of me stood, (or floated) this incredibly bright, green figure that eerily stared at me unflinchingly.

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In the years that have followed, I’ve tried to scour the internet for sightings similar to my own around that same location. The only similar story even remotely like it is that of “The Spooklight” or “Hollis Light”. A mysterious event that can be seen from the Oklahoma/Missouri state line from a small town in Hornet, MO.

The only issue with this commonly reported sighting compared to my own is that the two events take place a little over three hours from each other. In The Spooklight sightings, most describe it as an orb, whereas I remember a large figure that felt imposing and yet calm somehow. I had always hoped I could return to Robber’s Cave to see if I could experience the same phenomenon. In November of 2017, I got my chance.

My Trip As An Adult

My girlfriend at the time, (now wife) and I decided to go on a quick trip some place close, but out of North Texas. I told her about my encounter and my wish to return to this place that forced me into such wonderment as an adult. It had a lot of hiking and things to climb so she agreed and off we went. Below are some of the photos we took. (Click to Enlarge Them.)

Final Thoughts

As much as I’d love to say I saw the green thing again, I didn’t. Instead, the trip ended up being really great. We explored the area, climbed the rocks, cooked food over an open flame, drank wine, pet farm animals, stargazed, and more. The locals were extremely accommodating at the cabins we stayed at, the nearby gift shop, and the people in the nearest town where we ate dinner the first night.

I often think, maybe it saw me and I was completely oblivious or maybe and more probable, it was all a brain failure at a young age. Either way, I highly recommend visiting RObber’s Cave State Park for yourself. Who knows, maybe the glowing thing is waiting there to meet YOU.

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Visiting the Westerfeld House and Its Haunted Past.

When I mention the Westerfeld house to people they generally have never heard of it here in Dallas. This is probably because the house is located on the corner of Fulton Street and Scott Street in San Francisco, California. Even I hadn't heard of it until a random purchase I made a couple years back at a Goodwill in Dallas. So, how did a house halfway around the United States peek my interest and a ton of others online and eventually cause me to travel to it? Here's the story.

My Discovery of the Westerfeld House

As I've mentioned in other posts, I love thrifting. I'm sure that either makes me a 90 year old grandma or a hipster from Austin, Tx, (but what's wrong with that?) Regardless, a thrifting trip I had with my friend James mid-skateboarding sesh, ended with me and a picture of a strange, spooky-looking house.

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I'm not sure why, but when I saw this buried among a pile of random picture frames and old, reprinted landscape photos at Goodwill, it seized my attention and wouldn't let go. I purchased it for somewhere around $3.99 and immediately googled the address and the artist's name. Sadly, I've never been able to make out the artist's name, but I did find the Westerfeld on those cross streets. The Victorian house was filled with a rich history that filled every bone in my body with a sense of wonder and curiosity. I was entranced and I had to learn more.  

The Westerfeld's Wild and Haunted Past

 Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The Westerfeld house was built in the late 1800's by builder Henry Geilfuss on behalf of the home's owner, William Westerfeld. William died in 1895 and the structure was sold to a contractor by the name of Jonathan J. Mahoney who loved to entertain celebrities as guests, (who wouldn't?). The list includes radio pioneer, Guglielmo Marconi, who reportedly used one of the top rooms to transmit the very first radio signals on the west coast. The lineup also included the famous escape artist, Harry Houdini, who experimented in the same room by attempting to send telepathic messages to his wife across the Bay. 

Fast forward to 1928, when the house was bought by Czarist Russians who turned the place into a nightclub called "Dark Eyes" while making the upper floors into meeting rooms. It was then that it was renamed the "Russian Embassy".

In 1948, the night club had shut down and the house became a 14-unit apartment building that was rented to African-American Jazz Musicians, including John Handy

By the 1960's, the house had all sorts of residents inhabiting its many rooms. One of the most interesting occupants (IMO) was occult filmmaker, Kenneth Anger. Because of Kenneth's dark body of work, his visitors lended themselves toward a more sinister nature. This included the famed criminal/cult leader, Charles Manson, as well as Bobby Beausoleil who later joined Manson's cult and was involved in the first Helter Skelter murders.

Kenneth would often film his projects in the Westerfeld house where he had carved a giant pentagram into the wood of the top floor. Anger and his friends would also hold satanic rituals in the ballroom. This attracted another famous visitor, Anton Zandor LaVey, who founded the Church of Satan and wrote The Satanic Bible. At one point, they had removed the ceiling in order to create a medium for their dark energies, as well as to view passing UFOs. In fact, many unidentified spacecrafts were claimed to have been seen from the top of the westerfeld, but I'm guessing the amount of drug use probably assisted these sightings.

Here are two of Anger's films. (Be warned: there's nudity, so probably not a great film for your kids to watch.)

Many more notable characters passed through the hallways of this house while it served as apartments. This included: Mick Jagger, Jerry Garcia, Chet Helms, James Gurley, Janis Joplin, Fayette Hauser, Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Lovelace, Heidi McGurrin, Art Lewis, and Ken Kesey. You can see the full list HERE.

In 1969, two men purchased the home for $45,000 and began remodeling random sections of the house. Many odd additions and replacements were made until it was purchased again in 1986 by someone more equipped to remodel an historic landmark like the Westerfeld.

Jim Siegel purchased the home and has since retrofitted the foundation, removed the dropped ceilings, re-wired, re-roofed, and re-plumbed, and restored the interior and exterior woodwork and the historic, ground-floor ballroom, and decorated the 25-foot ceiling with period wallpaper crafted by Bradbury & Bradbury.
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The Westerfeld is still owned by Jimmy Siegal to this day and is maintained exquisitely as you can see below. Every detail is as wonderful as the last and compliments the home incredibly well. (Photo collection from Photographer Patricia Chang via sf.curbed.com.)

My Visit to the Westerfeld House

Almost two years after I found the drawing in a Dallas Goodwill, My girlfriend (now fiancee) and I traveled to Sequoia National Forest and then to San Fran, where after a lot of walking up and down the insane, but beautiful hills that make up the Castro neighborhood, we came upon the house I'd been dreaming of seeing for some time. The Westerfeld looked like it belonged on r/evilbuildings and yet, it was astonishingly beautiful.

As I stood in the park across the street, I felt this wonderful sensation of the house's presence. It was dark, brooding and fantastic all at the same time. One could feel the history emanating from the property. With the famous painted ladies on one side of the park, the Westerfeld stood out as a Victorian structure from another time and vision.

 Me standing at Fulton and Scott - Taken by Tiff

Me standing at Fulton and Scott - Taken by Tiff

I'm not sure a house (other than the one I grew up in) has ever left such an impression on me like the Westerfeld has. I love this house. The architecture; the city it sits in; the history; it all blends to create one of my favorite places and I've never even been inside. One day I'd love to walk through this historic home, but until then, my visit to the exterior will have to suffice.

Below are some other angles I captured when I visited. 

If this post was of any interest to you, you may check out the film currently being made about the Westerfeld House called House of Legends. You can find more information and even donate to the project HERE. Thanks for reading!

My Experience With Paranormal Investigating and Why It Was Important.

I began investigating the supernatural back in 2007 and stopped around 2012. Over the span of those five years, I went into a lot of places, read a ton of books on the subject, and conducted all kinds of experiments, (all very unscientific, I can assure you).

As we near Halloween, I thought I'd take this chance to write an article about a few of the places I went and what I learned from my experiences. I suppose I'll start with my past, involving what felt like supernatural situations. I'll then dive into the part of my life where I and friends became serious about it, followed by the end result.

My Childhood.

Two very distinct instances pop out to me when I think of supernatural childhood experiences. The first being what I dub the "the fan and bean" incident.

One day when I was home alone, it was about midday, I was standing in my kitchen. As I walked by the sink, a bean flew out of one of the drains and bounced around. I thought that was odd, but seconds later I heard a crash in my own room on the other side of the house.

 Kitchen in question. Not on the same day as this story, but SUPER SPOOKY photo of my dad and me nonetheless.

Kitchen in question. Not on the same day as this story, but SUPER SPOOKY photo of my dad and me nonetheless.

I went to investigate and found that my white window fan that had been in the window for about a year had flown halfway across the room. Now this was a 10 x 10 foot room so "halfway across the room" is only 5 feet. It was an odd occurrence and the ordeal made me feel uneasy in the house.  

The second happening took place in my bedroom one night when I was on the computer. To the left of me was my closet, which the door to it was always left open. In the middle of typing up a story, I heard metal clanking together. When I looked over, I saw a belt of mine swinging violently back and forth. I couldn't take my eyes off of it; it was mesmerizing.

I watched as the belt swung back and forth for about a minute until it's motion fell susceptible to gravity and eventually came to a halt. The belt had been untouched for weeks. It's sudden movement was extremely odd, but strangely, I didn't feel uneasy this time. 

The Caddo Mills Incident.

The Caddo Mills Incident will forever be known as the kickoff point for my fascination into the unknown; specifically hauntings. As a bit of a back story to this, Caddo Mills is a small town about 40 minutes from Downtown Dallas. A friend of a close friend told us about a "haunted" barn-like structure in Caddo Mills which begins this story.

That night back in 2007, my friends and I traveled out to Caddo Mills with our local guide. We stopped at his house first, gathered our stuff together, and drove towards the spot. His telling of the history of this spot included ghost sightings and demonic rituals. (Typical stories associated with these types of places.)

 Pulled from Google Maps

Pulled from Google Maps

We arrived at the dilapidated structure delighted, as it looked like something right out of a horror movie. We all got out of the truck we were in with flashlights and a video camera in hand. 

We approached the opening cautiously. I was in front followed by my friend Neil, Ryan, JD, and our local guide. A few seconds in and we heard something in front of us move. We all stopped. This is where it got weird.

Something we couldn't see began running towards us. On film, you can see dirt being kicked up and hear what sounds to be swipes in the dirt. Unsurprisingly, we all tripped over each other running out from under the structure and out into the open field that surrounded us. We made a beeline for the truck and all jumped inside. We never saw what it was.

After this moment, something in me had to learn and explore the unknown further.

"This is My Brother's Room."

Around 2008, I began hanging out with my friend Mike a lot more. We both became interested in ghosts and decided to do research on the subject, mixed with a little investigation. Our jobs at the time allowed us to stay up extremely late. This made it possible to go on a lot of ghost hunts. Fast forward a few months to a mutual friend of ours. I'll leave his name omitted as not to spread his personal business on the interwebz. We'll call him John.

John's younger brother had passed a way as a baby a year before when he asked us to come and do a paranormal investigation on his house. He told us that the family left the baby's room unchanged and would often hear phantom cries coming from the bedroom and around the house. Things would be knocked over in the middle of the night as well.

To us, it wasn't just about finding evidence of a ghost. We wanted to find something to comfort John, in any form possible.

He showed us around the house where we took photos in the dark and in the light. We had a voice recorder on the entire time. We suspected that if john's younger brother was still in the house, he would stick close to him. With this in mind, we took a lot of pictures with him in the frame.

 Photo from the investigation

Photo from the investigation

The end our investigation ended in the child's vacant bedroom. It felt creepy and exciting at the same time. We took the recordings and photos home to go over them.

At the end of it all, we didn't find any evidence of any supernatural activity other than a few orbs which could be written off as reflections of light.   

A Few Abandoned Places.

As the 5 years of investigating went by, we traveled to a lot of places in the DFW area in search of a ghost or family of ghosts. (We weren't greedy.)

I can't necessarily divulge where a lot of these places are, but I will show photos. This is a combination of shacks to houses to large and small buildings. Enjoy!

Abandoned Building:

Abandoned Mansion:

1980's Murder Road:

Richardson Shack:

The Ouija Board and My Investigative Exit.  

In about 2012, ghost hunting changed to urban exploring, which I still do today. The reason for the transition was 5 years in the making. Actually, it may have been born out of a process going on my entire life, but the big turning point was the night we played on a Ouiji board.

Everyone knows about the Ouiji board and almost everyone has a story of things that havehappened while playing and while I'm not trying to discredit whatever experience you or they may have had, mine was certainly unimpressive.

Mike and I wanted to be as legit as possible, so we made our own board and planchette. We also had black and white candles burning on each side of us, as well as a particular incense one of our witchcraft books had suggested. Lastly, we had silver placed on the board.

Mike and I played for two and half hours from about 1:30 - 4:00am. About an hour in with nothing happening, we looked up the rules online again.   

 Photo by  Rick Schreck  - one day I hope to get a tattoo done by this amazing artist at his shop, "House of a 1000 Tattoos".

Photo by Rick Schreck - one day I hope to get a tattoo done by this amazing artist at his shop, "House of a 1000 Tattoos".

Here's the thing though: the first rule is expanded online and off. It says that the more people you have, the better chance you have to contact someone. It's actually quite genius.

The idea is that the more people you have playing, the more of a chance you have for someone to prank the others and move the planchette or that multiple people with unsteadiness will cause it to slide with muscle spasms or subconsciously send the signals to do so.

After all the investigations over all the years, Mike and I came to the conclusion that it was all smoke and mirrors; it was all BS. We switched our process and began to approach the subject logically. What were the chances that we were conducting experiments with what we thought should be there and making the experiment match what we thought, as opposed to looking at the facts and then extracting data like in real science?

When looking at all we had done inversely, it all seemed a bit silly. We did the experiments. We looked in the right environments. We did everything we were suppose to do. 

The only true experiences of something I deemed supernatural was that day in Caddo Mills and that day in my house with the fan. What were the scenarios though and accompanying elements?

Day in my House:

  • I was scared.
  • I wasn't in the room when the fan flew or more likely fell out of the window.

Caddo Mills: 

  • We were scared.
  • It was dark.
  • We were looking for something scary.
 

Brain failures happen all the time. There's a reason eyewitness accounts are the least credible evidence in a criminal case (or should be scientifically.) We had to learn that it was more likely that we were failing ourselves mentally than actually seeing something that has absolutely no evidence to back it up.

Believing in ghosts become obsolete for me the day we played on the Ouiji board. I can't possibly believe in something that has never been proven and is not falsifiable. Back to the original question: why were paranormal investigations so damn important?

It taught me to live my life as a skeptic (this doesn't mean I'm a pessimist). I learned I should never just take someone's word on something unless I've done the research myself. Only after exploring the subject can I establish my own opinion based in available facts.

Do I sometimes ignore this advice? Of course. I'm human and fallible, but with this type of foundation, it happen a lot less. It has also taught me to be humble and more scientific in my endeavors. That's why this experience was of such importance to my life.

For those of you saying, "Well, how do you explain [INSERT UNANSWERED QUESTION HERE]." My answer is probably, "I don't know." Richard Feynman had a really profound and perfect quote for this type of thinking which I'll post below. Thanks for reading all of this. I know it was a long post!

My 13 Favorite Horror Films of All Time.
 Photo courtesy of LoveThisPic

Photo courtesy of LoveThisPic

It's finally everyone's favorite month: HALLOWEEN. I don't care what anyone says, Halloween is 31 days of celebrating scaryspookynastydeadly things. Not to mention, (even though I'm clearly mentioning it), we also get an October Friday the 13th on the calendar this year.

This is the time of year to snuggle up with your significant other, or the most recent corpse you dug up, and binge some horror movies. I decided to share with you my favorite films in this genre so that maybe you can find a new favorite. (Though, if you're an avid horror movie watcher, you will probably have seen most of the films on this list.) Let's get to it.

1. Martyrs

Martyrs isn't just one of my favorite horror films, it's one of my favorite films, period. This movie travels into almost every realm of horror and the ending is beautiful. Martyrs works in three very distinct acts and almost feels jarring at times when thematic elements suddenly change. This has lead to some people not liking the film, but I, of course, feel differently.

I really don't want to tell you too much about the story. I went into this film blind and I think that's the best way to do it. It's violent, philosophical, and brilliant. There is one scene that lasts a little too long, but it doesn't affect my feelings about the film. Check out the trailer below.

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

This was the first film I ever saw that made me feel disgusting. It was even more effective since I grew up in Texas. When I'd drive way out into the country to small towns as a kid, and even now, it felt and feels as if any one of the houses set far out on a plot of land could be the house of leatherface. 

I love how everyone thought the film was based completely on a true story while I grew up in north Texas. Everyone made up their own part of Texas where it happened. If for some odd reason you've never seen it, you must. If you have, watch it again. You can never see the Texas Chainsaw Massacre too many times. Check out the trailer below.

3. Street Trash

I recently saw this film near the beginning of the year at my friends house. I had no idea what to expect. 1980's horror movies can sometimes be hit or miss, but this one was fantastic. From the trailer, you can see that it's clearly not the scariest of films, but god, it's so much fun.

The film actually felt like two separate movies to me. One about a killer alcoholic beverage and another about homeless violence. It was almost as if the screenwriter couldn't decide which story he wanted to go with so he just went with both.

The props and effects are what make this film though. There's also a side character/actor in this that is incredibly captivating named James Lorinz. I have no idea how he didn't go on to be the Robert Downey Jr. of the late 80's/early 90's. Check out the trailer below.

4. 28 Days Later

I feel as though we, in 2017, are entering the aftermath of the zombie craze that plagued this decade earlier on. Of all the zombie movies looking at this decade, last decade, and all the other decades, 28 days later is by far the best in my opinion. (How many times can I put the word decade into a sentence?) Slow zombies are scary, but when you put characters in a world filled with the undead and they run fast as hell, that adds a whole new element of horror.

It seems like every moment of this movie is filled with either sadness, despair, or anxiety. All are great emotions associated with good horror films. It doesn't just make you afraid of this reality, it makes you live in it and feel for the characters. It focuses on the zombie aspect, as well as humanity's depravity in the event of an apocalyptic situation. Check out the trailer below.

5. The Changeling

I saw The Changeling for the first time about two years ago around this time and I was blown away. Everyone talks about The Exorcist as being a great possession/demonic film from that time, but in my opinion, The Changeling does it better.

I think the story is better written then The Exorcist, the sets are fantastic, and the acting/character development are dead on when it comes to proper pacing. The musical scores are about on par with each other, but it blows me away that I and many others overlooked this movie. Check out the trailer below.

6. House of a 1,000 Corpses/The Devil's Rejects 

Most people have seen these films already, but to me, they're such a great ode to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre story. I should clarify, I'm obviously not saying this is a remake, but it's certainly inspired heavily by the 1970's film.

These are Rob Zombie's best films, hands down. "Doctor Satan" is a bit cheesy, but I think it plays well with the terrifying playfulness Zombie writes into his films. Add on to that: Captain Spaulding is one of my favorite horror movie characters of all time. He also reminds me of my late uncle, in looks and personality. Also, DWIGHT. Check out the trailer for House of a 1,000 Corpses below.

7. Resident Evil

I remember sneaking into Resident Evil (just for a moment) and seeing the Licker scene when I was about 15 years old. I had to see the whole thing. Plus, growing up playing the video games helped. I finally saw it when it became available on DVD at Blockbuster. 

If 28 Days Later is my favorite zombie horror movie, R.E. comes in as a close second. I can't vouch for the sequels, but the first movie is wonderful. I remember having a nightmare after seeing it about getting chopped up into latticed pieces. I wish all of the sequels were as good, though they aren't TERRIBLE (debatable, I suppose.)

This was my introduction to Milla Jovovich as an actress and I instantly fell in love. She was a badass. Michelle Rodriguez graced us in this film as well, hot off of the first Fast and Furious film. Together, they made this movie for me. Mix in the awesome special effects and the line that stuck in my head for a lifetime, "You're all going to die down here", and you've got a great horror film. Check out the trailer below.

8. Saw

Say what you want about the sequels, but the first movie and its twist fooled everyone. James Wan has been a favorite director of mine for awhile as he tries to go the cheaper route on creating movies. This leads to more creativity and an overall better film, I believe.

Who knew a movie about two people chained in a room could be so good? This brought torture horror back to the mainstream of American movies. GOD BLESS YOU, SAW.

I feel bad for anyone who saw it later on and had the ending ruined for them. Check out the trailer below. 

9. The Blair Witch Project

Ahhh the movie that made found footage film a big thing in America cinema. I recently re-watched this one and it still holds up today. It actually feels more authentic than most found footage films today. I'm looking at YOU, High Definition cameras.

This movie made the woods scary again. I did an article awhile back on horror movies and the stories they're based on in reality. Not surprisingly, the film itself is not real, even though it some really great marketing to make you think it was. The surprising part though was that it wasn't based on anything that had happened in that area. You can read more about it here.

The Blair Witch is one my favorites because it was somewhat a re-pioneer if you will, in what it was doing and was made on almost no budget. Like James Wan, they turned a small budget into a great film, showing Hollywood that more money doesn't necessarily lead to a better movie. Plus, it was downright horrifying as a young teenager. Check out the trailer below. 

10. It Follows

It Follows was one the best horrors of the past few years. It's suspenseful, has a WONDERFUL john carpenter-styled soundtrack, and the camera positions and 360 shots are amazing. Where Michael Bay typically uses 360 angles for lens flare and to show how many things are blowing up in an action movie, David Robert Mitchell uses the 360 shots in a controlled manner for horror and produces some really uneasy and anxiety-filled pans.

For a movie dealing with a killer S.T.D., it was surprisingly serious and creative. It reminded me of Teeth th movie if Teeth had better actors and was written better and was directed better and...nevermind, it's nothing like Teeth. 

The ending is phenomenal as well. I won't spoil it. There's a lot more I could say, but I feel like less people have seen this film than others and I really want you all to experience it for yourselves. Check out the trailer below. 

11. The House of the Devil 

This movie reminds me of Wall-E in only one way: the dialogue or lack thereof. A large portion of this film has no lines, but is suspenseful nonetheless. BONUS: The actors are incredible.

It's about a babysitter who works at a weird house. The synopsis sounds a bit over done, I know, but trust me - It's so much more than that. I really don't want to give too much away though.

It appears as a 70's or early 80's film, but was actually released in 2009. The movie goes from zero to horror film extremely fast. It's actually one of my favorite jarring scenes in a movie. From there, the movie really gets going and leads to a pretty awkward ending. Check out the trailer below.

12. The Descent 

I love caves and I love well done horror films. If you feel the same, the Descent is for you. 

Essentially, the movie is about some spelunkers who get trapped in a cave and things come out of the shadows that are not ideal considering you're trapped.

There's creatures and jumps and all sorts of madness. It reminds me a bit of The Hills Have Eyes and I can't really pinpoint why; maybe because they both involve walls made of rock and murder? I don't know. Check out the trailer below. 

13. A Serbian Film

Lastly, I wasn't sure if I should add this one, as people may begin to think I have some sort of mental illness or have some really weird fetishes, but...here it is. I'm not putting this movie on here not to recommend it to you, but only to tell you that it is one of my favorite horrors. Let me explain.

This film gets really dark and outrageous really. Most would say it goes too far. The first time I watched it was on my birthday in 2012 and I vividly remember my roommates/friends walking out of the room and saying "I can't watch this" and "how can you keep watching this, Eric?" It's incredibly twisted and created scenes no one should have ever made. 

The reason I like the film so much is because it seems like the writer said to himself, "Let me think of the worst stuff I can put on screen...and then do something a little worse than that." The movie took chances that I've never seen any other film do. Anti-christ was sick. Cannibal Holocaust was revolting. But A Serbian Film is somehow worse and progressively gets worse and worse as the film goes on. Check out the trailer below.

5 Signs You May Be Dead.

What if you died and you didn't know it? I've been racking my brain over the idea that I might be dead for some time now. How would we know though? Born out of curiosity, I have created a list containing five signs that can clearly and concisely tell you whether or not you're dead. Let’s begin.

 This photo was created as a Cole Hanna/Eric Kuhns Production

This photo was created as a Cole Hanna/Eric Kuhns Production

Sign #1: Sensored Bathroom Sinks Don't Know You're There.

 Photo courtesy of an automatic sink

Photo courtesy of an automatic sink

Have you ever just taken a large defecation and made your way to a public, automatic sink, but when you get up to it you found yourself waving your hands around like an idiot with no water flow? Chances are you're probably dead. See, according to motion sensing technology, for a sink like that to work, it has to sense movement. If you're not corporeal enough to set it off, consider yourself, among the deceased.

Sign #2: You Enjoy Gloomy Tim Burton-like Weather and Dark Clothing.

 Photo courtesy of FanPop

Photo courtesy of FanPop

It is known throughout the world that ghosts and dark entities alike enjoy overcast days. Do you feel more at home when the world is darker? Do you like when the sun hides itself? Is your wardrobe made of mostly dark colors? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, you're more than likely, super dead.

Sign #3: You're Constantly Stuck Inside Watching Netflix or Something.

 Photo Courtesy of Odyessy Online

Photo Courtesy of Odyessy Online

A popular trait of the dead is staying inside, because the dead are often anti-social. Do you find yourself making plans with friends and then backing out last minute to stay home to watch Netflix, HULU, or HBO? These streaming services often attract those who have passed. A recent PEW study showed that over 70% of Netflix subscribers are in fact, MEGA DEAD.

Sign #4: No One's Texting or Calling You.

 Photo courtesy of Quickmeme

Photo courtesy of Quickmeme

One of the main signs that paranormal psychologists find when treating a ghostly patient to determine if they're dead or not, is their inability to communicate. Put simply: their inbox is always empty. Once someone passes on, friends tend to not message or call you as much. Don't take it personally, (even though it's totally for personal reasons and usually the fact that you're really dead to them) but instead enjoy your time being, bereft of life.

Sign #5: You Keep Eating, but You Never Feel Full.

 Photo courtesy of Imgur

Photo courtesy of Imgur

You poor, fat soul. Do you always feel an urge to eat? Did you just eat Panda Express and an hour later you're hungry again? Do you find yourself binging on snacks or candy all day long? I feel bad that I have to be the one that breaks it to you, but if this rings true for you, you are almost positively and absolutely, completely dead.