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Sunday, April 26, 2015


Do you believe in the supernatural?

There are two answers to that question, of course.

One that you believe in bright sunlight.

And the one that you fear is true in the shadows on a strange, moonlit street.

I know. I've had too many occasions to walk the dark streets of the French Quarter at night.

I wasn't suicidal. I was broke.

I saw street crime naturally. I also saw glimpses of things my rational mind refused to consider.

To focus my mind off those glimpses,

I tried to make a list of movies with scenes involving lone walkers at night in the growing fog.

Word to the wise. Don't do that. It really doesn't help. At all.

New Orleans has been called a Twilight City, for it rises from civilized slumber to bustling life at night.

Performers often line the streets,
pushers sell their brands of death,

prostitutes promise sex as if it were love,

dancers weave through the partiers on the street,

and music throbs through the veins of the French Quarter.

If the undead do exist, they walk lazily down streets in front of buildings dating back hundreds of years.

In that sense, they would be at home. It is we the living who could be thought of as intruders there.
New Orleans is famous for its "Cities of the Dead."
Since the city is below sea level, it is filled with above the ground tombs instead of graves in the moist earth.

One of the most famous of these "cities" is St. Louis Cemetery #1, established in 1789

and considered by many as being the final resting place of the infamous voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.

But Samuel McCord would tell you differently.

He still visits her occasionally if the situation is dire enough to warrant risking suicide.

Then, there is Samuel's favorite airport: the Denver Airport -

Located 25 miles from Denver on a plot of land encompassing 53 square miles,

sits the second largest- and the most bizarre airport in the world, the Denver Airport.

It has a 34 foot statue of an apocalyptic war-horse called El Mesteno,

and its demonic glowing eyes are the very first thing greeting you when you step out of the airport building.

Oh…did I mention the demonic horse statue killed its creator, Luis Jiménez?

It also has a statue of Anubis:

Somehow the powers that be figured a hellhorse from the underworld wasn’t frightening enough.

That’s why it got a companion in the form of this gigantous Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead.

If you ever visit the airport then it’s probably best not to stare at this statue directly

as it will no doubt whisper secrets that will wither your soul …

Then, there are the Bizarre Murals:

Now, this is where it gets freaky, and I mean like Michael Jackson’s painting collection freaky…

A long, long trail of mothers holding dead babies in their arms, many more lying dead on the ground,

as a gas-mask wearing, evil warlord holds a huge sword and a machine gun, thrusting the sword into the belly of the white dove of peace.

Notice that the evil warlord doing the killing is a military soldier, where the gas-mask refers to the use of some kind of biological weapon.

Not exactly the thing you would want to look at when you’re returning from vacation.g h

Children buried in coffins underneath, while on top above ground a solar fire storm rages.

Do the flames make a reference to the sun burning up the earth as in the Mayan 2012 calendar predictions,

or a reference to the devastation caused by nuclear bombs exploding?

The roof of DIA is made of 15 acres of Teflon-coated, woven fiber glass, which makes it impossible to see inside the place with radar.


  1. That horse in Denver is rather creepy.
    I would like to walk the streets of new Orleans. Maybe some day.

  2. Hi, Roland!

    You know that Mural in the Colorado Air Port...yeah well they say its the elite showing us what's to be our fate. Creepy.

  3. Roland my dear, you are taking that crazy horse sculpture WAY too seriously. I mean, I live here in Denver, and the horse basically is supposed to represent a mustang (spirit of the West) and indirectly the Broncos. But basically we locals just think of it as really bad art.

    On the bright side, DIA is powered largely by solar energy and is the most sustainable major airport in the country. On the down side, I've never seen those murals and I can't account for them or their taste.

  4. Alex:
    Any statue that kills its creator definitely has a creep factor. The streets of New Orleans were more picturesque before Katrina.

    Those murals are rather disturbing, aren't they? And Anubis? What's up with that?

    I don't know: any statue that kills its creator certainly has a creep factor to me! :-) And it's rather skeletal close-up --- and those glowing eyes! And what's up with that statue of Anubis? In between those eerie murals are Aztec skull motifs. There are
    miles of tunnels under DIA as well as that radar-proof roof. It all strikes me as rather bizarre is all.

    The airport dedication stone says it’s covering a time capsule for the people of Colorado, it also says the airport was paid for by the New World Airport Commission. The New World Airport Commission does not exist. Cue the spooky music. :-)