Scary Places

19 10 2009

Mutter‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

This week I caught part of a television show on the Travel Channel about the Top Ten World’s Creepiest Destinations. I noticed lots of specials on creepy and haunted places while I was channel flipping, and I’m sure they were all in anticipation of Halloween.
Mutter 2I have to confess something. I’m a bit of a Halloween Scrooge. I live in the sticks with no close neighbors. I don’t get trick-or-treaters. If I did any creepy decorating, no one would see it but me…so I can’t get too enthused. But I did get pretty excited about something I saw on that Creepy Destinations show…but then, I have always had a fascination with the morbid (which is why I love Mary Roach’s book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers so much).
I did not know this place existed: The Mutter Museum of Medical History. But now I’d like to go. They even have a Day of the Dead Festival there on Halloween, and I don’t think they have to decorate for the holiday.
You can find more information about the museum at the following websites.

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia: The Mutter Museum

Scary Happenings
Mutter 3Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.
Comment away for a chance to win this month’s contest. Do you share my fascination with the morbid and grotesque?



2 responses

22 10 2009
Abigail Maupin

It’s an amazing little place—I visited last year. Fascinating stuff, and it’s interesting to see what different exhibits push people over the edge, for example, I thought the fetuses were incredibly interesting, but I couldn’t look at anything having to do with eyeballs. The wall of skulls is worth a look. (A sentence I never imagined I’d write…)

27 10 2009
Beth C.

While I like Halloween, I hate bodies. And I’ll skip the morbid for scary. I’d rather be scared by invisible bogeymen then see a body. I tend to stay away from graveyards at all times of year.

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