Paranormal investigations can often be intrusive to the dead. Especially when they are having sexy time.
so, back in the ’30s this dude built a home all alone in the middle of the Mojave Desert inside of a GIANT ROCK because he wanted to be left alone with his radio antennae forever. the police thought he was a spy because of this GIANT ANTENNA ROCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT but he wasn’t, he just didn’t want to talk to people ever. after his unfortunate death, his literal only friend George Van Tassel took over his GIANT ROCK HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT because it seemed like a super cool place to indulge in his primary hobby, telepathically communicating with alien life. so he moved in and ended up building a small restaurant, an airstrip, and an EXTRATERRESTRIAL RESEARCH CENTRE he called “THE INTEGRATRON”, which supposedly was capable of anti-gravity, rejuvenation, and, uh, time travel, thanks to the generous efforts of some aliens on Venus.
and then he started holding a convention there. which he called THE GIANT ROCK SPACECRAFT CONVENTION and from these photos it looks AMAZING. it went on for twenty years and was the dream pilgrimage of UFO enthusiasts p. much until the dude’s death, drawing 11,000 visitors at its peak. after Van Tassel’s death, there was talk of turning ~THE INTEGRATRON~ into a disco, but this never actually came to be, which is tragic, because I would love to go to that disco. it is still there, though, and the current owners use it to give tourists something called “sound baths”. the GIANT ROCK is also still there, but it very ominously split in half in 2000 and is now covered in graffiti.
so there you have it. my new very favourite thing that ever happened in the whole world.
That is fantastic! And odd coincidence that I should see it on my dash today.
I’m reading an old, Honey West detective novel right now (Girl on the Loose, published in 1958.) While following a suspect, Honey trails him to a UFO convention in the Mojave desert. I thought it was just a cool place to set a scene, but now you’re saying it’s real?! That is awesome!
I’m in today’s Norfolk Compass! (the city section in The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.) They interviewed me about my making my plushes and art. I did not expect to be in the “O” on the cover!
If you’re you’re not in the area and can’t get a copy, you an read the interview here: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/10/norfolk-artist-crafts-eclectic-dolls
I’m getting married next weekend! I’ll be putting my Etsy shop on hold for about ten days for the wedding and honeymoon, between October 16th and 25th.
Before then, I’m having a sale! Enter coupon code HAPPYDAY between now and Wednesday (October 15th) to get 20% off any order!
We’ll be at New York Comic Con this week, giving these away. And you can win one this week over on the Quirk blog! Check out the giveaway here.
Jazz hands! [video]
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Win a signed copy of my upcoming Adventure Time Crafts book and one of my little monsters!
Just simply follow me and reblog to enter. Giving away one here and one via my Instagram. And yes I can ship it to anywhere! Will be choosing two winners on October 11th.