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

  

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: See the Sea Devil !

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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 how one dog owner manipulated his pooch’s friendship with an apparent Sea Monster…

In 1956 the Library was informed of a man in Boston claiming to have control of the behaviour of a “Sea Monster”. Not only that but the man in question; one Mr. Birdtooth-Eyecaptain, was charging the public to view it. The Curator sent out to Boston was amazed at the actualities of the information. Arriving at the Boston Lake one Saturday afternoon to find crowds already gathering and forming cues around Mr Birdtooth’s stall.

There the Curator witnessed paying members of the public have the apparent Sea Monsters arms/legs draped around there neck or shoulder or sometimes even a ladies waist. Then pose for a photo. The actions amazed the Curator and library record show how the public’s lack of fear was at crucial levels of denial. When the public intrigue died down for the day, the curator approached the stall and asked Mr Birdtooth-EyeCaptain for a private viewing. (Many claim these events were used as influence in parts of the edited Library documentary, The Elephant Man.) In this private showing it is said Mr. Birdtooth’s dog would bark twice, and then two tentacles would emerge from the lake. The curator immediately recognised these tentacles to be those of the sea monster; Harropoon. Who’s legend of killing sea man around the world has led to many of them carrying a weapon on board their ships known as, the Harpoon.

Harropoon’s being in Boston was a surprise to the Curator and to Library experts to this day, his voluntary interactions with human kind also remain a source of bafflement. Harropoon was taken to the Library where he remains to this day, in captivity.

Aquatic Monster

1956 Harropoon and the dog who was said to control him.

Looking Back: Outside Help ?

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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 at an early attempt by some of the Library’s most famous occupants, showcasing how they tried to use their own terrifying personas and characteristics in order to blend into society undetected from the Library’s investigations…

1931 Horror documentaries were at their peak of popularity. Universal had acquired rights to the Library’s growing catalogue and began promoting them in movie theatres across the country. Though the public perceived them as works of fiction, the films were actual genuine cases of the Curators hard work and valiant efforts to protect mankind. However as some of the documentaries showed, the library was at times unsuccessful in maintaining the peace. In order to not cause public panic at the actualities that Frankenstein and ancient Egyptian pharaohs were roaming the country slaughtering and causing havoc the endings were at times edited using actors. These documentaries and many more can be accessed in the Motion Theatre section of the Library.

In reality these Monsters showcased were still out there and more high profile than ever. Of course meaning that one false move, one slip up, one sighting could end their freedom and reign of terror. Therefore these high profile Monsters had to find ways to go undetected. In 1945 these article appeared inside Marvel comic books across the world. The advert stated that genuine replica masks could be purchased. The demand was so high that within week people everywhere were walking around in them, streets filled with Phantoms and Wolfmen. The Library was in undated by sightings of their most wanted monsters that the Curators were stretched to within breaking point. All cases reported and investigated came back as negative; simply they were just sightings of humans in their purchased mask of choice.

The actual Monsters had gone about undetected, this is one of few cases where Monsters have worked together to avoid detection and achieved such. It is a moment in the Library’s history that is tarnished to this day.

The less said the better.
The better said, the less involved.

An early attempt by monster kind to blend into society and avoid detection from the Library

Looking Back: Monster Orphans found !

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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 at monumental case for the Library and one that still to this day stands out as a captivating   event…

In 1802 the Library was called out by a worried theme park owner. The cause of his worry was expressed in a letter as; “THERE BE DEVILS IN MY TRAILER !!”. The curator on the case expected on arrival to find nothing but light tricks and an inebriated manager. Nothing could be further from the truth. Case records show that the out of business theme park was situated upon the cliffs of eastern Brazil. The cliffs themselves were investigated by a Chinese news team in 2008 after a couple claimed they had discovered a confused theme park owner claiming to be 0ver 200 years old.

After a two week travel to get there, the Curator found no sign of a manager or a theme park. Instead he came face to face with a breeding ground of terror. This is the first sighting and known home of child monsters. There has never been a found explanation to how or why they were there, but further investigation till the mid 1850’s remain secret even to this day, due to the great fire which destroyed the 1850’s record department within the Library.

Word has it that the investigating curator found a park brimming with orphan abandoned monsters. The worst case of orphan neglect since records began, though to the general public monster orphans remain an anonymity. The photo bellow shows how this group of monster orphans, (all of different breeds) had stolen the theme park owners clothing in order to try and blend into human life.

Future cases of orphan monster all show influence from this great discovery. No matter how scattered the facts or vague the story. The discovery of orphan monster attempting to become human was something that is as haunting now as it was to the Curator in 1802.

1802 Rare sighting of orphan monsters

Looking Back: Skeleton attacks Armstrong !

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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 a failed investigation by the Library and what the future holds for the case…

In 1936 whilst onstage in New York City, Louis Armstrong came under attack from what appeared to on lookers to be, a skeleton. Whilst many dismissed the claims at the time and wrote the incident off as a publicity stunt. The Library investigated the disturbance and on doing so discovered it had not been an attack by monster kind on the musician. But instead the skeleton in question was that of Humphrey Turner a jazz musician from New York who had died in two years prior. Humphrey had been a fan of the upcoming star that Armstrong was and had come up especially to see the show. Merely carried away by the spirit of the performance Humphrey had tried to join in with Armstrong attempting to showcase his own jazz talents. Forgetting his place in his new- (lack of) skin Humphrey’s attempts to play came across as a vicious assault on a human. The following night the Library curator investigating the attack attempted to trap the Skeleton by luring him out with more of Armstrong’s Jazz. The attempt was unsuccessful.

Though the skeleton in question and pictured was never apprehended.

The Library remains confident that in time he will show his face again, this time they will be ready.

Skeleton Attack

1936 Humphrey Turner attacks Louis Armstrong, mid performance.