it was Santa Claus


I’m not saying it was Santa Claus,……..



**************   Elwood P Dowd (James Stewart in Harvey)  **************


Those Universal Classic Monsters Holiday Movies

~ an Alternative History of Cinema ~



1) The Myrrh~Man versus #Frankincense


2) Castle Frankincense


3) Murders in The #Myrrh Morgue


Miskatonic University ~ Conversion Table

The Miskatonic University’s Department of Mathematics and Metaphysics has introduced an updated Conversion Table for students studying Non-Euclidean Metaphysics. In the photograph, Professor Nyles Howard Möbius is shown demonstrating how to use the table in solving equations. We are all awaiting his speedy return.  In his absence, Professor Vladimir Nyarlathotep Orlock is taking temporary Headship of the Department. A poster was created to introduce the Professor, and encourage students to continue their studies.

Photo sources: House of Dracula (1945)  and Nosferatu (1922) .

Miskatonic University ~ The Zelda Zadok Expressive Eldritch Dance Troupe

Miskatonic University has been home to The Zelda Zadok Expressive Eldritch Dance Troupe for many decades, some say eons. The Troupe performed on many levels, going far beyond the astral. As you can see in the accompanying photograph, capturing the dancers’ motions was challenging. Zelda insisted that the Music of the Spheres was too limiting for dancers who worked in non-Euclidean Space; instead the Music of the Tesseracts was used in all performances and rituals.

The following video of Tango Bardo, Loca, will give you a sense of the kind of emotional atmosphere that Zelda’s Troupe was most noted for.

Miskatonic University Photo Gallery ~ Spirit Photography

The invasion ~There is laughter in the eyes behind the wall.


The Miskatonic University is noted for its many special studies of the Antiquities and Eldritch knowledge.  The University has in its archives a vast collection of photographs of their staff and students. Included in the archive are photos of student clubs and a range of funded research activities. The Andy WarholSpirit Photography Club was established after Warhol’s death, and he has remained the Guiding Spirit of the club ever since.



One of the first photos was in colour. It captured some unusual subjects; not is much known about the photograph or photographer (the memories appear to have faded away). It is believed the photographer was in turn captured shortly after developing the image.  This is supported by the fact those who view the original print often hear ethereal tittering-giggling, and a pleading voice asking to be released. The spirits in this photo remind some of those found in the Cottingley Fairies photographs. Who knows if the forms presented in these images are true resemblances, or just more friendly beguiling shapes to hide intent and visages that exceed the grasp of the human perception.


The Phantom Poodle & Shadow was photographed by a club member.  The individual was bitten, but the spectral teeth barely left a mark on the photographer’s arm.  All that was required was extra care in grooming of the photographer and his shadow, especially on certain significant days in the year. He became a serious devotee of the Dog Star, Sirius – and developed an uncanny knack at finding truffle mushrooms, as well as other extremely exotic fungi ( See: Fungi from Yuggoth ).

This Spirit Photography Portrait really draws the viewer in, and necessary precautions include making sure the viewer is securely tethered-anchored when being in the presence of the original print. All attempts to steal the print have failed; the thieves never to be seen again.

This final piece was taken in conjunction with Miskatonic University’s Out-of-Body-Experience  (OOBE) class’s Doors of Perception of The Dreamlands Project. The enthused photographer was besides himself with excitement at participating in the project. It took a little over three months to pull himself back together.


~~~ For those interested-beguiled-confused by this Lovecraftian series of tongue-in-cheek Eldritch posts, the following PBS presentation may be helpful.