Inside the Library: The Spirit of Halloween

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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 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. In celebration of this The Library of Living Monster offers you a peek at one of our most rare and unknown inmates.

The Spirt of Halloween…

The Spirit of Halloween. The British saint of Halloween,

The Spirit of Halloween. The British saint of Halloween

Ever wondered why Britain isn’t as mad for Halloween as America ? Have you ever thought that at one time they were ? That in Britain Halloween was as big as Christmas !

Well it was.

In 1798 King George III declared a war on Halloween, announcing that his citizens were spending too much time and too much effort on the October Celebrations. He offered a reward for any man or woman who could capture The Spirit of Halloween.
Now The Spirit of Halloween had been part of the British Isles for many year prior to King Georges announcement. His large pumpkin face and cat balloon had often led the British in their celebrations. In fact The Spirit of Halloween was dubbed the British saint of All Hallows Eve. As the years passed the power and respect for the Spirit grew, to the point where this upset the monarchs and leaders of the times. King George was merely the first to put his foot down.
So on a grim November the people of the British isles arrived at the home of The Spirit of Halloween, and marched him into custody of the crown. He remained in prison for over two centuries, as Halloween slowly faded from the British public’s consciousness.

The origins of The Spirit of Halloween are unknown though portraits and works from the time suggest that he was a normal man, struck down in a Halloween themed accident and when he recovered he had a Pumpkin for a head and the body of a bat covered clown, his pet cat survived; only as a balloon head. 

The Library had tried on many occasions to gain access to The Spirit of Halloween, offering him refuge and safety within the library’s walls. However all request were turned down by the crown. Until the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who released The Spirit of Halloween into The Library of Living Monsters custody, where to this day he sits in his padded room, where it is Halloween everyday for him and his little cat balloon.

As for Britain, they never quite have recovered  their Halloween spirit, despite many American companies attempts to bring it back into the mainstream. You will never catch them doing anything like this… Watch a Clip of American Halloweeners

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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.

BERT AND ERNIE CAPTURED AT LAST !

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The activity here at the Library of Living Monsters has been at a secret level of silence.

Why so, I see you read ?

Well only now can we reveal that over the 13 days since Halloween, the Library and its curators have managed to locate and detain the evil celebrity pair known as Bert and Ernie.

More details to follow soon.

Till then, enjoy this photo of duo in custody of the Library.

Bert and Ernie apprehended

Bert and Ernie photographed in Custody of the Library

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

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