Do you believe in the power of the full moon? Try moon tea. It's like sun tea without the teabags. Set a jug of water out under the full moon. Preferably where the moon is actually reflected on the water's surface. Leave it out for at least an hour. Then drink, imagining the reflective beauty of the moon filling and healing you of stress. You might even find that the moon tastes of marshmallow. That sweet, sweet full moon.
There’s just something creepy about dolls, and while there is a long and substantiated history of cursed or haunted dolls throughout the world, perhaps one of the weirdest tales is the bizarre little doll that is believed to house the restless spirit of a young girl and sports hair that keeps growing.
The story begins in 1918, when Eikichi Suzuki bought a doll for his baby sister, Okiku. Clothed in a kimono with a traditional black bob, Okiku loved her doll so much she named it after herself and the two became inseparable until tragedy struck the following year when Okiku fell gravely ill. The girl soon died from complications of severe influenza and fever, and the mourning family placed her beloved doll in a family altar in memory of their daughter.
I absolutely adore designer dolls. These are amazing!
These toys are definitely not for children. The Enchanted Doll is the famous brand of the Russian jeweler artist and designer Marina Bychkova who makes absolutely incredible porcelain and polyurethane dolls for adults. Marina was born in the city of Novokuznetsk in the USSR and since 1997 she lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Sometimes, a craftsman is too good, like when he makes dolls so realistic it’s creepy. Michael Zajkov is one such man. The faces of his art dolls are so realistic, it’s disturbing to see him hold their heads in his hands. When you watch his work in motion, there’s only so much you can do not to mutter “please don’t blink, please don’t blink, please don’t blink…”
On a personal note: I find them hauntingly beautiful.
This epic colossus, half man, half mountain, was erected in the late 1500s by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna as a symbol of Italy’s rugged Appenine mountains. This mountain god, fittingly named Appennino, stand 35 feet tall over the ground of the Villa di Pratolino in Tuscany.
The rugged, mountainous statue hides a wonderful secret – his interior hides several rooms with different functions that made this colossus come to life. The monster that his left hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, and it is rumored that space in his head was made for a fireplace which, when lit, would blow smoke out of his nostrils.
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Controversial magician Derren Brown gave commuters a rush-hour shock with these two chilling Victorian sisters.
The 10-year-old girls, dressed in period costume and wearing creepy doll masks, materialized at various spots around London this morning.
Many confused and unnerved members of the public took to social media after seeing the terrifying two-some carrying toy dolls and pushing an empty 1900's style pram.
The sightings, at Charing Cross Tube Station, Oxford Street, Regent's Street and Hamleys, were later revealed to be an elaborate stunt by Thorpe Park Resort to promote the world's first psychological theme park attraction created by Derren Brown arriving in spring 2016.
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On Nov. 5, 2013, Esmé Weijun Wang came to the remarkable conclusion that she was dead.
In the weeks prior to this, she had begun to feel increasingly fractured — like being scatterbrained, but to such an extreme that she felt her sense of reality was fraying at the edges. She had started to lose her grip on who she was and on the world around her. Desperate to fend off what appeared to be early signs of psychosis, Wang went into a soul-searching and organizational frenzy. She read a self-help book that was supposed to help people discover their core beliefs and desires; she ordered and scribbled in five 2014 datebook planners, reorganized her work space and found herself questioning her role as a writer.
Then one morning, Wang woke her husband before sunrise with an incredible sense of wonder and tears of joy to tell him it all made sense to her now: She had actually died a month before, although at the time she had been told she merely fainted. (During a flight home to San Francisco from London, Wang had drifted into and out of consciousness for four hours. Afterward, doctors were unable to find a cause for this episode.)
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