Finally, Episode 3 of the Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma video series has been released! It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but since I’ve released it in May I am keeping to the bimonthly releases. The majority of it was filmed in the middle of April, but… well, I’ve already discussed my week of craziness. Fortunately, Black Bear has already been filmed, so having Episode 4 done by some time in the middle of July shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
For family fun on Memorial Day we saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I enjoyed the first three quite a bit, and they always inspired me to play Sid Meier’s Pirates, which is not only a fun pirate game but also helped me learn my geography around the Caribbean (I also first played it on the Commodore 64 way back in the day — good times). All of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies feature some sort of supernatural, ghostly characters. This time around they’re zombies, created somehow by Blackbeard to serve as officers aboard his ship. The interesting thing about this version of paranormal creatures is that they’re not really emphasized at all. In the first three movies the curse skeletal crew and the cursed “fish” crew are right in your face. In Stranger Tides, however, the couple of zombies amount to big tough guys that nobody wants to mess with after they survive an initial skirmish. Perhaps that was by design as mermaids became a bigger focus, but it felt like the zombies were just tossed in there. Overall, it was a good movie with plenty of Captain Jack Sparrow antics, but it wasn’t quite as fun as the others.
All right, I didn’t mean for this blog entry to become a movie review, but I would love to head up some pirate paranormal investigations some day. Heck, any of those old settlements would be a fantastic investigation. I love getting out to any old historic spot… generally, the older the better. Sometimes I think I should have become a historian or archaeologist or something instead of the computer veteran I am. Well, no regrets. I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t followed the path I did. However, it certainly doesn’t rule it out for some time down the road. I’m not quite 37, so I’m still fairly young.
Ahead in June, we have some fantastic investigations slated, so stay tuned for some fantastic photo galleries and reports about these investigations from Society of the Haunted. Paranormal Vines will get another update, and more will be out from the writing world…