Looking Back: Do my eyes deceive me ? A Seaweed Monster ?

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Libraries history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look back at the San Franciscan Seaweed Monster, and the curious case of the missing ships captains. In 1954 following the release of the Universal Monsters Documentary; The Creature from the Black Lagoon. There was a steep rise in the number of reports to police and coast guards regarding Sea Monster sightings and attacks.

The Press called it a phase, an over reaction. The Police dismissed reports as mass hysteria caused by the film they had seen.
(If you would like to witness the original documentary footage of the investigation into the Creature from  the Black Lagoon you can do so by clicking over there >> WATCH HERE )
But despite the supposed sightings and attacks being dismissed as fake, they continued to take place, and in San Francisco things began to take a bizarre twist.

In 1954 two years following the initial release of the Creature from the… The Library of Living Monsters was alerted to the suspicious disappearances  of a number of sea captains in the San Franciscan bay area.  The reports stated that for the past 3 months, all boats going through the area carrying cargo over a certain weight, had ended up washed up on the shores of the bay, the captain of the ship missing and crew crying madness about a Seaweed fiend.

Of course the library investigated, and the curators traveled to the bay area to examine the case. There our old records show that the curators of our library discovered not one but two Seaweed Monsters hiding out in the depths of the bay. Not only that, but inside there cavernous layer of evil seaweed, the held captive over 56 sea captains. Their reason for doing this ? They had none.

To this day those two Seaweed Monsters sit in silence in the Library walls, refusing to shed any light on their crimes. But for now at least we know that the San Franciscan Bay is safe for all sea captains to pass through, no matter their cargo.

Genuine photograph taken by a crewman aboard a ship targeted by the Seaweed Monsters.

Genuine photograph taken by a crewman aboard a ship targeted by the Seaweed Monsters.

For more information about Seaweed, feel free to look here

  

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Current Investigation: The Mexican Case of El Chupravidrio

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The Library of Living Monsters is offering YOU ! The reader, a chance to look inside current investigations taking place within the Library’s walls.

At the time of writing the Library’s Mexican Curators are in the process of investigating the rare mythical beast knwon own to the locals as, El Chupravidrio !
The Name translated here to mean, The Crystal Eater.

Centuries of Mexican folk law speak of how El Chupravidrio plagued the towns people. Stalking them by night, entering their homes and helping himself to all crystals or wealth it could find within the house.
Many believed at first that El Chupravidrio was in fact a cat burglar, and many men were arrested in connection with the police investigations.
However as incidents of jewel/crystal theft continued across the years. Rare sightings began to come to the surface of a darkened beast with fire red eyes leaving the scenes of the crimes. In 1945 Hector Medina was quoted by police stating; ” It was a beast with black fur. He moved in the shadows and he not only took my money and my fathers jewelry, but he ate it !”

Hector Medina wasn’t the only victim to report of the beast eating their families fortune. Soon word spread and villagers began to dub the thief as El Chupravidrio. The Crystal Eater.
As these thefts continued and word of the beast spread to Europe and Asia, cartoonists and writers began to produce work on El Chupravidrio, although Asian cartoonists depicted the crystal eater as The goat eater, giving rise to the mistaken identity of El Chupracabra.  Here you can see an episode of Jackie Chan where the beast plagues havoc on the Mexican people.  WATCH HERE

Despite this case of mistaken identity the Library began a thorough investigation into El Chupravidrio.  A search which has been to this moment, unsuccessful.  Recent report from mexico suggest the beast has moved further south of the Mexican boarders. Others state the beast has followed the gold rush into North America. All the library knows is that El Chupravidrio is out there still. So be warned to keep all crystals and valuables away from the lurks of shadows.

One of many native drawings of the beast known as El Chupravidrio

One of many native drawings of the beast known as El Chupravidrio.

Monster University Discovered !

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Here at Library we have been observing the case of a potential Monster University for quite sometime. Though only now have the Library’s brave associates at Disney finally discovered the truth behind the myth !
In a rare hidden camera documentary, The Library of Living Monsters offers you a glimpse into the world of Monster University and the brave undercover work that our Library’s Curators have been doing.

MONSTER UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MAP AND INFORMATION  CLICK HERE 
A trailer for the Monster University Documentary can be found bellow..

Terrifying stuff.

Inside the Library: Dracula.

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Once in a while The Library of Living Monsters allows the public a glimpse behind the curtain and into the Library’s vast collection of monsters and ghouls of all shapes and sizes. From the serious to the mischievous. The cute and cuddly and then those which if seen would turn you to stone they are so horrifying.
Today Is one of those days. In fact it is the first time in a long time that the Library has allowed such unparalleled access into its walls of secrecy. SO in celebration of this rare event, we here at the Library of Living Monsters offer you a glimpse at one of the most DANGEROUS and most famous occupants to call the Library home. Dracula.

Here you may see the only image of Dracula in existence following his capture by the brave curators of the Library.

Dracula

Dracula Encased Inside His Prison Of Ice

NOW DO NOT FEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN  !!!
As you can see Dracula is encased inside a wall of Ice. He is frozen solid. Unable to move or speak. He is a prisoner, held to order and safely kept away deep inside the Library’s walls. You have nothing to worry about. For nearly 230 years he has been held without any issue, this will not change. You are all completely safe to continue your day as you were without having to worry about impending Vampiric danger.

The Library’s method of encasing Dracula ensures a preservation of the highest quality meaning the beast can be studied and held for future generation to learn and witness. It also is the safest form of containing such a powerful beast.

This concludes the Library Tour for now. We hope you have enjoyed your time behind the curtain, Inside the Library.

 

Official Report: Bert and Ernie

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A few days ago the Library announced its first statement regarding the capture of the celebrity monster fugitives: Bert and Ernie.

Today The Library of Living Monsters is pleased to present you with the official story of the arrest and finding.

What follows bellow is a true account.

Since 1969 the library has chased the pair known as Bert and Ernie. Their attitude to monster human segregation and the unwritten rules of monster kind was insult not only to the Library but to all living monsters everywhere. Where others hid in the shadows of castles, dwelling in haunted houses or under beds. This pair flaunted themselves on national television, each and every morning. Seamlessly unopposed they would attempt to corrupt children, sometimes whole groups at a time. Hypnotizing them with their use of simplistic spelling and rubber ducks.

This went on for years.

The pair grew with wealth and power each decade, to the point where they were considered a treasured couple of television history.

Little did people realize the true nature of the pair behind the scenes.

These shots show Bert and Ernie stood outside their mansion casting spells over the innocent towns people bellow.

Bert and Ernie

Bert and Ernie outside their mansion casting evil spells

Actions like these went un-investigated by local authorities. The Library of Living Monsters knew of these attacks and were investigating them with severe caution and interest. The Library knew only to attack when the pair slipped up; they were too strong for an all-out assault.

Here are several details from surveillance reports that show the true nature of the pair and offer an insight into the duos haunting and cruel lifestyles.

One report stated that the pair liked to hypnotize visitors of their TV show and keep them as slaves. It further states that they would make these “slaves” carry them around everywhere they wanted to go.

Slaves carrying the pair

Hypnotized members of the public, forced to carry the duo around everywhere

Another report by the Library’s Curator tells of how the duo would go to local parks and scare passersby by removing body parts and jumping out from behind trees.

Bert and Ernie in a park

Bert removes his head preparing to scare passersby. Ernie laughing.

Finally, due to a tip off from a brave neighbour the Library was made aware that the pair would be spending Halloween away at their farm. The secluded area was perfect for the surprise arrest we here had been waiting for. Carefully the curators present waited for the perfect moment to strike and when the evil duo seemed to be preparing to drive their tractor, the curators did just that.

Here is a photo of the pair following the arrest. As you can see, when they realized their reign of terror had come to an end they began to beg for forgiveness.

A job well done by the brave curators of the Library, our thanks are with them.

Following the arrest the pair began to cry

Bert & Ernie following the realization of their arrest, began to wail for forgiveness.

Warning: Tomorrow Night !

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As you may already know, tomorrow night is All Hallows’ Eve.

Tomorrow night is a night that should of course be enjoyed to its full. Sweets should be eaten ! Apples should be bobbed ! Monsters should roam the streets ! But just remember ladies and gentleman, all is not as it seems. What you may think is an innocent choir boy in a bed sheet, or a preteen wrapped in toilet roll. Could possibly be one of the few remaining vigilante monster that have managed for years to escape our Curators clutches.

Here at the library we are offering a guide.

A guide of monsters to watch out for, protocol when faced with these monsters and of course how to contact the Library if indeed needed.

BEWARE OF THE SCARE !

You presumably over the course of the evening encounter many apparent creatures and ghouls. Here is a compiled list of monster which should not be opened the door too. If you indeed encounter any of the fugitives. Please send a photo to the Library at this address: themonsterclub@hotmail.com

Here the library can deal with all suspected cases and build from there. Your contribution would be much appreciated.

1. The Monster Kitchen Appliance

A lesser known monster. But one that shows up every Halloween. Hard to spot and often hard to work out quite what it is. The Monster Kitchen Appliance has the knack of change his appearance each year. From the Kitchen sink to the dishwasher or even the oven. The Monster Kitchen Appliance has caused terror each year. His shape shifting abilities mean he has gone undetected by the Library’s Curators for over 15 years. Often he appears to be bedraggled and made of cardboard and egg cups. Beware. This is a ruse we have come accustomed to regarding the Monster Kitchen Appliance. As hi-tec or as shambolic as it may appear. The Monster Kitchen Appliance must be found.

The Monster Kitchen Appliance photo

The Monster Kitchen Appliance, last Halloween he was spotted as a Washing Machine.

2. King Kong

Despite his large size, Kong or King Kong as he is known to his subjects,  has evaded capture and sighting since 2005. Film maker Peter Jackson was the last to actually spot the destructive monster. His subsequent documentary of the beasts attack on New York City shows the startling magnitude of the necessity to capture the beast. Any sightings at all, do please get in touch with your local curator at the above address.

Picture of King Kong

Artist representation of the beast known as Kong.

3. SAM

Sam maybe the most secretive and well protected monsters on the loose from the Library. His size and stature mean Halloween is the only safe time for him to appear. No sightings have occurred outside of Halloweens 24 hour period. Sam is often viewed as a cult monster. Worshiped and praised by many for his dedication to the Halloween spirit. This does not alter the fact he is a highly dangerous and frightening beast. If you are unlucky enough to be greeted at your door by his sack covered face. Alert the Library immediately !

Photo of SAM

The last sighting of SAM. His public appearances on Halloween know no bounds.

4. ERNIE AND BERT !

For years Ernie and Bert have wreaked havoc for the Library’s Curators. Publicly mocking them with their constant TV appearances and Fame. These two will be seen tomorrow night. Please report any sightings at the given email address. Future cases involving these two will be addressed later. But for now. They must be found.

Photo of Bert and Ernies

Bert & Ernie outside their house of evil, Casting spells onto innocent towns folk. One of their many terrifying acts of monster cruelty.

5. The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man has been in custody of the Library at 67 differing occasions. However each time it has proven impossible to maintain his capture. Due to of course the nature of his being… Invisible. If tomorrow night you have any “invisible acts” of curious happenings or sighting. Please send your photos to the Library address.

No photo representation available.

Though many have tried to capture the essence of his personality in films that may be found in the Motion Theatre of the Library.

There we have the top five monsters the Library hope to locate and curate this Halloween. But we can only do it with your help. Please contact the Library at : themonsterclub@hotmail.com with any sightings or photos.

Looking Back: Skeleton Store

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Looking back at some of the previous events in the Library’s history is as captivating and astounding as hearing about the new and present exploits of the curators. Here we look back at one of the first know occasions where a monster managed to successfully ingrain itself into a local community…

1920’s Queensland was the scene of a curious case for the Library. Rumour had spread across the globe about a small tight knit community and there curious skeletal set of store clerks. The curator at the time sent to investigate could comprehend such a blatant act of Monster-Human interaction. On the lengthy journey across the seas, it is said the curator received more startling information surround the goings on he was about to witness.

In a telegram held in the Library’s records it states that the people of Queensland had become reliant on the shop of ‘Mufflin & Mcdermotts’, the towns local handy store. Mufflin & Mcdermotts’ are said to have sold a brand of whiskey that the town’s people couldn’t get enough of. In fact demand was so high for the drink that every morning men and women would cue way into the early hours just to make sure they got their hands on the freshest batch. Not only was Mufflin & Mcdermotts beverage in high demand, but also Daniel Mufflin’s prize winning apple snap cookies, said to contain a spec of gold in each bite, were as addictive to the customers as cash seemed to be to Mufflins & Mcdermotts cash register.

Eventual it was written that Mufflin & Mcdermott planned to take their hard earned cash and set up a new shop across the world in New York City. When word got out though, the people of Queensland were not too pleased. The thought of no more whisky or apple snaps, well it shocked and scared them. Eventually it was decided that the only way to maintain Mufflin& Mcdermott as residents of Queensland would be with the help of old Australasian magic buried in the rocks and grounds of the town. Of course this was successful and the bodies of Mufflin & Mcdermott remained slaves to the town, unable to leave, unable to stop serving and unable to die!

65 years had passed since the plan and of course the original town’s folk had long since passed. Whisky had expanded beyond the source of one local shop and apple snaps had become a household bake. Eventual less and less people began to visit the skeletal owned shop. But yet every day the smell of lingering apple snaps and salty malt whisky wafted from the run down establishment. But still nobody came to buy. It was the act of Cedrick Lee, a local butcher, who invited the men to come work for him, integrating them into society outside of whisky and baked goods.

When the curator landed in Queensland there was no trouble in offering both Mcdermott and Mufflin places in the library cafe.
A successful case and one to this day that the Library still enjoys the benefits of. Why right now I’m enjoying fresh Mufflin apple snaps.

Daniel Mufflin and Cedrick Lee riding bikes to an Orchard