Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 17 of NaBloPoMo

     I'm not shy about admitting that I have an obsession with Disney (actually, I am wearing Eeyore pajamas right this moment). I don't really have an obsession with anything else, but I do have sort of fascinations with different things. So here is the post for day 17 of the NaBloPoMo challenge (also the last post that I haven't previously planned until the 25th of this month).

The Holocaust - I've always had a weird interest in this, ever since I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was little (I'm looking for a new copy that won't take my entire paycheck). In 6th grade, we had to do a project on it (we got a 100%) and now I read every book I can about it, historical fiction or non-fiction. Currently, I have The Devil's ArithmeticNumber the Stars, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (well, that's the movie version, not the book). I really need to work on my collection. My mom used to have a book from one of the concentration camps, Dachau, that she visited when she was ten that I used to read all of the time but our old neighbor stole it. I really want to go to Anne Frank's house or one of the camps. Anyone want to buy me tickets?

Lizzie Borden - I don't know why it interests me so much. Everyone knows that Lizzie killed her parents in the now bed and breakfast that used to be their home, but nobody can figure out why. There are a ton of theories and I really just want to know why it happened. I'm pretty sure that at least one of the theories are right, but I want to know more.

The Winchester House - I don't know where I heard the story of the house first, but I remember reading about it in 6th grade and it was more like jogging a memory but I can't remember where from. I'm not sure since nobody has ever shown me proof, but it seems like Stephen King based his movie Rose Red off of the story, since the house in the movie has a story that is incredibly similar. Maybe that's one of the reasons that's one of my favorite movies?

The Lochness Monster - I'm not one of those people who is into conspiracy theories or thinks every single creature ever made up actually exists. I don't even know if Nessie exists, but I think it's interesting that nobody can find anything about it, yet there are stories all over the world about similar things. I would also like somebody to answer this question: If the "monster hunter" people ever find what/who they're looking for, what the fuck are they going to do? Have a tea party?

Jack The Ripper - This is another one of those where I really just want to know what happened and why. It's so famous and if it had been present day, they would have been able to find the killer with all of the DNA. But who was it? Why did they stop if they were getting away with it? Why did they even start? Nobody really knows and that bugs me.

     I'm going to stop my list (which is very incomplete) now since I actually have a hard time naming things off the top of my head. There are a more but I'll just write about that later. What do you guys have weird fascinations with? Momma loves Salem and World War II. I know we're not the only ones, but the list isn't limited to darker things. I'm just only able to think of darker things right now. Unless you count Disney.


  1. I, too, am fascinated by the holocaust. We have an excellent holocaust museum here in Michigan. I got so much out of that visit.

    Also, Lizzie Borden! I don't know why that story fascinates me, either, but it does.

    1. If I'm ever in Michigan (I don't know why I would be, I might go just for the museum haha) then I will totally have to check it out.

      Have you ever heard the nursery rhyme thing that was made about it? It's not accurate but if you use the right tone of voice, it's pretty creepy. haha

  2. I can't think of things off the top of my head either but I too share some of your fascinations. I also am fascinated by things in space--stars and supernovas and galaxies and planets. Conspiracy theories are another thing that fascinate me, whether it's the one about going to the moon to ones like Paul is dead.

    1. I'm not really interested in anything like that, but I think about how amazing it is that we exist on Earth and how small we really are compared to everything. haha I don't even know what the Paul one is?

  3. I have been to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. twice. I highly recommend visiting it. Very harrowing experience.

    Everything I have read about the Loch Ness monster seems to be pretty similar. Many of the locals saw it on a semi-regular basis, but it was a pretty enclosed area. It was a large lake surrounded my mountains. When the Loch Ness highway was built on the lake side of the hills in the late 20's, the traffic seems to have scared it off. Very few sightings have happened since then.

    Count me as a believer.

    1. I didn't even know that it existed but I will add that to the list of places that I want to visit.

      I didn't know that it used to be seen on the semi-regular basis. It seems very possible though. I don't know if he/she exists, but I still find Nessie very interesting, and far more likely than Big Foot. haha