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The K-Files


Welcome to the latest installment of The K-Files.

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Because of this, I usually have a pretty robust lineup of Halloween related activities planned. With horror on my mind and a lack of any solid topic to cover in this week's K-Files, I would just like to run down my plans for ghastly entertainment this year that, of course, includes a healthy amount of Coast to Coast AM.

You'd better get ready, 'cause here come The K-Files...

:: Special Report::
When one listens to Coast to Coast AM, every night seems like Halloween. On any given Friday night open lines segment, you're likely to experience more ghouls and goblins than on a night of trick or treating. Also, because I ensconce myself in horrific media all year round, a single night of fright isn't that big of a deal, anymore.

That said, it being one of my favorite holidays, I usually try to do something special each Halloween. For the past 2 years, this has included seeing the latest Saw movie. With Saw III, this year was no different. And, of course, I've watched my fair share of horror flicks on the various cable channels and their Halloween marathons. But this year, I also did something a bit...special. I don't go to many live concerts, but yesterday I simply couldn't resist. The band is called GWAR. Odds are that you know them (if at all) as those crazy guys that dress up in costumes and play thrash metal. That description covers their premise pretty well. I might just add that GWAR is similar to what would probably happen if WWE wrestlers decided to form a rock band.

Comprised of 5 members with such inventive names as Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty, their shtick is wearing huge foam costumes and spewing fake blood and bodily fluids into the audience during their elaborate stage shows that are half head banging, half rock opera. Suffice to say it, the experience is pretty unreal. When the band took the stage, towering over me and looking about 8 feet tall, it was like no other show I had ever experienced. The performance culminated into a final confrontation between GWAR and the Devil himself. After cutting off the Dark Lord's head, a stream of fake blood covered the audience in a layer of sticky red dye. It was quite the unforgettable night.

But of course that was only part of my Halloween plans. No Halloween would be complete without Ghost Investigator Society EVPs and Art Bell's Ghost to Ghost AM broadcast.

First came the EVPs, with Coast regular Barbara McBeath joining Art on Saturday night. Apparently Brendan Cook was ill, so Barbara was forced to fly solo. It was kind of interesting having only the one of them, as I'm pretty sure they've always appeared as a pair. Unfortunately, no matter how much I wanted to enjoy this episode, I just didn't. I hate to say it, but this whole EVP thing might be getting a little old. I've always considered it to be probably be one of the most credible forms of afterlife proof, but as a form of entertainment, I think it may have reached its peak. That crappy White Noise movie probably didn't help things (unfortunately a sequel is still in the works for some reason), but once you hear one ghost voice, you've pretty much heard them all. As with EVP shows in the past, most of the recordings Barbara presented where highly interpretive and, dishearteningly, were often the voice of children. As in the past, Art mentioned his dismay at this depressing prospect.

That's not to say the episode was completely useless, as there were a few EVPs that sent chills up my spine--the voice of the kid saying, "I'm 3," for instance. Though because I was surfing the web during the interview--when I should have been listening with the lights out--I think I am partly to blame for ruining the experience.

Speaking of listening with the lights out, I'm set to do just that for Ghost to Ghost tonight. So long as there's not a repeat of that infamous Spiritcom tape Art played a couple years back, and no Philippines related technical difficulties, it should be a decent night of ghost stories. Art said that his calls will be screened to make sure only the highest of quality callers get through. Definitely interested to see how that pans out.

To bring this ride to an end, I'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Although by the time most of you read this, Halloween will have passed, I hope it is the thought that counts. And besides...when you're a Coast fan, everyday is like Halloween.

:: Dead End ::


Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2006.


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