Spend Halloween Night in the Catacombs of Paris

Airbnb is giving away a unique Halloween experience: A one night stay for two guests surrounded by the dead in the Paris catacombs.
AirBNB is giving away a one night stay in the Paris catacombs for Halloween

Are you brave enough to stay the night among the dead? Airbnb is giving you the opportunity, with a special one-night stay for two on Halloween in the macabre caverns of the Paris catacombs…surrounded by the skeletal remains of 6 million people.

The description states:

Bienvenue to the bowels of Paris!
Looking for a change from the usual Halloween festivities? Escape the pint-sized pirates and mini goblins in the world’s largest grave— Paris’ famous catacombs, the final resting place of 6 million souls.

On Halloween night, journey to the center of the earth and learn about the hair-raising history of this mysterious subterranean labyrinth. Satisfy your thirst for adventure in the sprawling network of skulls and bones. Next, savor a dazzling culinary experience while enjoying a private concert in the most incredible acoustics under the earth.

Before bedtime, a storyteller will have you spellbound with fascinating tales from the catacombs, guaranteed to produce nightmares. Finally, enjoy dawn with the dead, as you become the only living person ever to wake up in the Paris catacombs.

For an unforgettable Halloween, tell the host before midnight October 20th why you think you’re brave enough to sleep in the catacombs.

The prize is open to couples and friends, 2 people maximum.

Halloween dinner in the Paris catacombs

Be sure to follow the house rules:

  • No tricks. But plenty of treats.
  • Please respect the Catacombs as you would your own grave
  • Be mindful of your Parisian neighbours, both the living and the dead
  • No bobbing for apples in the Catacomb pools
  • Don’t forget your toothbrush and pajamas. Bonus points if they glow in the dark

View the contest listing here: Halloween Night in Paris Catacombs

Halloween Night in the World’s Largest Grave

Paris catacombs

Bones in the Paris catacombs

6 million dead in the catacombs beneath Paris

Can you make it through the night in the catacombs?

Memento mori

Paris catacombs skulls

Your bedroom in the Paris catacombs

The dead will watch you sleep in the Paris catacombs

Bed and breakfast in the catacombs

Empire of the Dead

Walls of bones in the catacombs

By 1786, the cemeteries in Paris were overflowing with centuries of human remains. The old mines below the city were being renovated due to recent collapses, and the solution to both problems soon became evident. The city’s vast underground was to become the world’s largest ossuary.

For two years, wagon processions carried remains exhumed from mass graves dating back to the Middle Ages from Cimetière des Saints-Innocents and other Parisian graveyards down into the dark, silent depths of the subterranean quarries.

In 1810, the head of the head of the Paris mine inspection service began overseeing renovations, transforming the catacombs from a pile of bones into the organized and artistic formations they are today.

Girl Possessed by the Devil Through Ouija Phone App

Free devil possession with every download! A girl in Peru was hospitalized for being possessed by evil spirits after using a Ouija board mobile phone app.
Girl in Peru hospitalized for demonic possessed after playing Ouija board app

A girl in Peru, 18-year-old Patricia Quispe, was hospitalized for being possessed by the devil after playing a Ouija board app with her friends. Her parents called an ambulance when they found her convulsing and foaming at the mouth.

Medics arrived and restrained the Patricia. She was struggling violently, screaming “666” and asking for her phone. Witnesses said they had no doubt she was possessed by evil spirits, as they witnessed her personality change and heard her begin speaking in a different voice.

Her friends confirmed they had been playing a Ouija board mobile phone app earlier that day.

Patricia has been committed to a psychiatric ward while they determine the cause of her strange behavior.

Ouija board phone app

via news.com.au

Did Jeffrey Dahmer Murder Adam Walsh?

In his new book Frustrated Witness, author Willis Morgan details evidence which he believes is proof that Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered Adam Walsh.
Did Jeffrey Dahmer murder Adam Walsh in 1981?

Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, was abducted from the toy aisle of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida on July 27, 1981. His severed head was found weeks later.

Convicted serial killer Ottis Toole, who was known for confessing to murders he did not commit, confessed to the murder of Adam Walsh in 1983. Due to a botched investigation, Toole died in prison before police closed the case and named him the killer.

But in July of 1981 Wisconsin cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was living in nearby Miami Beach.

Recent: Rent Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for $8,000

Willis Morgan, former press-room supervisor of the Miami Herald, was also at Sears that day, and witnessed a young blonde man disappear into the toy aisle. When news of Walsh’s abduction hit the news, Morgan knew exactly who was responsible. He went to police with his description of the man, but they didn’t take him seriously.

When Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee in 1991, Morgan immediately recognized him from that day. It turns out several other Florida parents also found familiarity in the mugshot…as that man had attempted to nab their children, as well.

Ever since, Morgan has been digging through court records and interviewing witnesses to prove the truth that he believes police have ignored. He details these findings in his new book Frustrated Wittness: The True Story of the ADAM WALSH Case and Police Misconduct.

From the description:

When six-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall on July 27, 1981, and his severed head found at the Florida Turnpike, no one could have guessed that it would take police almost thirty years to find the culprit or that even then they had still got it all so wrong. Willis Morgan was an eye witness at the mall the day Adam was taken, but rather than feel relief when the Hollywood Police Department finally convicted serial killer Ottis Toole in 2008, he felt sick and frustrated. Frustrated that a young child was snatched from right in front of him. Frustrated that evidence, leads and witness testimony were lost. Frustrated that eyewitness testimony of Jeffrey Dahmer being at the Hollywood Mall the same day was disregarded. Frustrated because there was a compelling wall of evidence that it was Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, who killed Adam, and not Toole. And most of all frustrated because no justice has yet been served for Adam Walsh. In his book “Frustrated Witness”, Morgan details his unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the mall, the other eyewitness accounts of that fateful day and major flaws in the police investigation. “This is the account of Adam Walsh’s abduction and my attempts stretching across decades to find justice for him,” Morgan writes. “As much as this book is a case for Jeffrey Dahmer being Adam’s murderer, it is equally a study of how the Hollywood Police Department (HPD) conducted the homicide investigation.” Morgan has left no stone unturned in his quest for the truth and “Frustrated Witness” includes an incredible array of evidence he gathered, piece by painstaking piece, to prove Dahmer committed the murder of Adam Walsh. This includes crime scenes he uncovered, police investigative reports he researched, an analysis of suspect composites and even the sordid details of Dahmer’s murky past before he came to be known as America’s most notorious serial killer who dismembered, ate or kept parts of his victims. “Frustrated Witness” not only implicates Dahmer but presents the facts to the court of public opinion, in the hope that it ultimately brings about justice for Adam Walsh.

Get the book right here.

Mad Doctors of Borneo

Mad Doctors of Borneo: The Claymation Nightmares of Webster Colcord

Beware the Mad Doctors of Borneo! A skeleton performs deranged experiments in these stop-motion shorts by animator Webster Colcord.

Freshly Exhumed: Grave Digger Candles

The Grave Digger Candles shop launched today! Get your beeswax spines, skulls and coffins in time for Halloween.
Grave Digger Candles just in time for Halloween

We’ve been working behind the scenes here at Cult of Weird to get these ready for Halloween: Grave Digger Candles. Each candle is handmade by resident mad taxidermist Rob Reysen here in the backwoods of Wisconsin using only 100% all-natural, unscented beeswax.

It all started earlier this year when I told Rob we would have a vendor table at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. He retreated into the dark corners of his taxidermy shop and began working feverishly to concoct something with just the right amount of macabre.

That’s when I started receiving strange photos.

When he finally emerged, Rob had created a new abomination to unleash upon the world.

The candles made their debut on the Cult of Weird table at the conference back in June, but today we are happy to announce that they are finally available online just in time for Halloween.

Beeswax coffin candle
Toe-Pincher Coffin Candle

Beeswax skull candle
Skull Candle

Beeswax spine candle
Small Spine Candle

Grave Digger Candles
The grave digger himself.

Check out the official Etsy shop: Grave Digger Candles