The Top Ten Safest Countries during a Zombie A…

The Top Ten Safest
Countries during a Zombie Attack
 

The Zombie Research Society’s analysis of countries most
likely to weather a global zombie pandemic took into account dozens of
different factors, including population density, climate, topography,
gun-ownership rate, military capability, natural resources, and public
infrastructure. It’s important to note that only nations with a population over
5 million were included in this study, and the explanation for each ranking
below is just a brief highlight of what was considered. 

#10: SWEDEN
A favorably small population and many natural defenses
help Sweden capture the tenth spot. Its military is well trained, well
equipped, and solely focused on national defense.

#9: ARGENTINA
The eighth largest country in the world by land mass,
Argentina is sandwiched by the Andes Mountains and Atlantic Ocean. Its
urbanization keeps it from climbing higher on the list.

#8: FINLAND
The Finnish benefit from being surrounded by other
countries strong in zombie survivability, and their low population density of
just 41 people per square mile doesn’t hurt either.

#7: NORWAY
Norway came in second in Gold Medals at the 2010 Winter
Olympics, showing they know how to thrive in icy conditions. A lot of snowy
land and a few hearty people is a recipe for survival.

#6: BOLIVIA
With mountains to protect from their neighbors, and the
worst economy in South America, Bolivian’s are used to managing without modern
conveniences and can ably fend for themselves.

#5: KAZAKHSTAN
Borat made the whole world laugh at this little country,
but Kazakhstan may get the last laugh. The rugged terrain, formidable climate
and an extremely low population density are key survival factors.

#4: RUSSIA
Low population density, huge land barriers, and a
battle-tested people give Russia the number four spot. If the Nazis couldn’t
take Leningrad, there’s no reason to think Nazi zombies will.

#3: UNITED STATES
With over eighty-three people per square mile, the U.S.
is considerably more dense than any other country in the top five, but its
heavily armed citizenship is more ready for battle than most.

#2: CANADA
Though its thirty-five million residents are packed along
a thin strip at the country’s southern border, gun ownership is common, and
there’s plenty of room to head north when the stuff hits the fan.

#1: AUSTRALIA
This vast nation grabs the top spot because of its
population density of just 7.5 people per square mile, and the fact that it has
the world’s biggest moat surrounding it on all sides.

HONORABLE MENTION: NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand’s population of just 4.5 million falls short
of our minimum criteria in this study, but it gets an honorable mention nod for
excelling in several of the same areas as Australia.

Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Av…

Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue:

Just southwest of Chicago, on Archer Avenue in Justice,
Illinois, across the street from Resurrection Cemetery, is a bar called Chet’s
Melody Lounge. Chet’s is a classic roadside tavern, with a pool table, a
jukebox, a popcorn machine, and a large clientele of bikers. But Chet’s has an
unusual tradition: every Sunday, the staff leaves a Bloody Mary at the end of
the bar for a ghost. The ghost’s name is Resurrection Mary, and she has haunted
this stretch of Archer since the 1930s, when she picked up young men dancing to
the big bands at the Oh Henry Ballroom. 

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paranormaldaily:

ECTOPLASM /ec·to·plasmˈektəˌplazəm/
– A supernatural viscous substance that is supposed to exude from the body of a medium during a spiritualistic trance and form the material for the manifestation of spirits. (Via: Google Images)

Why Some Gravestones Are Shaped Like Tree Stum…

Why Some Gravestones Are Shaped Like Tree Stumps:

Tree-stump tombstones like these can be found in graveyards across the country. They tend to surprise people who come across them, since they’re not quite what we expect to see at the head of a grave. They date mostly to 1880s to 1920s, when funerary art in the United States was moving away from the grand mausoleums and obelisks found elsewhere in Green-Wood. The tree-stump stones were part of a movement to turn the focus of death back to life, and they’re a unique form connected with the secret societies of the time. “They qualify as folk art,” writes Susanne Ridlen, in her 1999 book Tree-Stump Tombstones.

Delta Queen: The Ghost of “Ma” Greene

The Delta Queen, a paddle steamboat, was assembled at
Banner Island Shipyard in Stockton, California in May of 1927. She was one of
the most luxurious American steamboats ever built at a cost of one million
dollars. 

Mary Becker Greene fondly known as “Ma” was once the owner and co-captain of
the Delta Queen. It is she who haunts the boat to this day. She was the first
female licensed riverboat captain along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. 

While alive, Ma maintained a family atmosphere on the boat—she was a strong
supporter of temperance and did not allow liquor to be served on the Delta Queen. 

In April of 1949 after helping her son dock the Delta
Queen at her homeport on the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ma retired to her cabin
where she passed away at the age of 79. 

After her death a saloon was established on board the
Delta Queen but shortly after the first drink was served a barge crashed into
the Delta Queen. When the crew was finally able to untangle the mess they were
amazed to discover the name of the barge was the Captain Mary B. 

So it appeared a barge carrying Ma’s name had managed to stop the one thing she
never wanted on board the Delta Queen–liquor. After this incident Ma’s ghost
started to appear on the Queen.

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10 Abandoned Buildings in Texas Haunted by Bla…

10 Abandoned Buildings in Texas Haunted by Black Eyed Children:

10) Toyah High School – Toyah, TX
9) Walnut Ridge Mansion – Gonzales, TX
8) The Rig Theatre – Premont, TX
7) Baker Hotel – Mineral Wells, TX
6) El Paso Tin Mine – El Paso, TX
5) Jackson Square Apartments – Amarillo, TX
4) The Cistern – Houston, TX
3) Emhouse School – Corsicana, TX
2) The Hotel Ozona – Ozona, TX
1) Abandoned Asylum – San Antonio, TX

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Face Of Hurricane Irma (Via EBuzz)

Ghosts in Court: The Historic Lowes Cottage De…

Ghosts in Court: The Historic Lowes Cottage Decision:

Lowes [or Loews] Cottage was purchased in 1994  by Andrew and Josie Smith, when the couple moved into the dilapidated cottage with their children. Because of its condition, the Smiths had gotten the cottage for a low price, purchasing it with the intention to fix and flip it quickly for a hefty profit.  But according to the Smith’s, that dream was broken when they found out that the little cottage was home to more than them. According to the Smiths, a spirit or spirits had already taken up residence at the home, and did not appear particularly amenable to sharing the abode with the family.

[…]

As the Smith’s asked questions and sought counsel from religious and paranormal experts, notoriety about the small cottage began to build. At one point the Smith’s tried to refinance the mortgage on the home, only to have the bank turn down their request. It was at this point that the Smiths did something arguably different from the many other families that report having moved into haunted locations, the Smiths decided to sue the former owners for non-disclosure.

Famous Cases of Real Dopplegangers

Famous Cases of Real Dopplegangers:

Doppelgangers vs. Bilocation

Body doubles, as a paranormal phenomenon, typically
manifest themselves in one of two ways.

doppelganger is a shadow self that is
thought to accompany every person. Traditionally, it is said that only the
owner of the doppelganger can see this phantom self and that it can be a
harbinger of death. A person’s friends or family can sometimes see
a doppelganger as well. The word is derived from the German term for
“double walker.”

Bilocation is the psychic ability to project
an image of the self in a second location. This body double, known as a wraith,
is indistinguishable from the real person and can interact with others just as
the real person would.

Ancient Egyptian and Norse mythology both contain
references to body doubles. But doppelgangers as a phenomenon—often associated
with bad omens—first became popular in the mid-19th century as part of a
general surge in the U.S. and Europe in interest in the paranormal.

Is that a ghost caught on a game cam in a Durh…

Is that a ghost caught on a game cam in a Durham, ME front yard?:

After she brightened the photo with the strange image, the figure popped, appearing to have a full body, standing in profile to the game camera, wearing a thick backpack and a hat.

Wilson asked a neighbor the next day if her 1820s farmhouse had ever been home to anyone who served in the military. She learned a man named John had fought in World War II.

“He came back and proposed to the love of his life. On their wedding day, he showed up, but she didn’t,” Wilson said. “He ended up living in the house and never married. I’m starting to call (the figure) John, because I haven’t gone back any further (in history) than that. It looks like something within the 1900s, so WWII kind of makes sense.”