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 Arithmetic, Number 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.