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Museum of the Albemarle Haunted with Fred Fearing

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Did you know that Museum of the Albemarle is haunted? With all the artifacts in buildings some spirits can attached themselves to it, but it’s the good ghost not the evil one, if you disturb the ghost, they will become evil ghost and they will be a sword fight in the middle of the room, that would never happened.

Anyway, when Fred Fearing was still alive, he was 93 when he passed away in 2007, he made a point that he would take care of the museum; they did not need a security guard. He would be a security ghost for the building, so if a burglary wants to rob a piece of artifact in building, Fred would stop them scare the living day lights  by saying “Boo” and the robbery would dropped  the artifact  and he would catch it without breaking it.

These days, if you ask the folks at Museum of the Albemarle, he’s also known as the hall of history’s resident ghost.

According to Pendergraft, Anne Burgess Jennings was working the front desk of the museum when a visitor asked directions to the bathroom. She was an out-of-towner, so she knew very little, if anything, about the local history here.

“She comes back five minutes later with a startled look,” says Pendergraft. “She told Anne that she met a man in the back hallway.”

The man was described as old with very white hair. The woman told Jennings that he had shared stories about the museum with her.

Pendergraft says the woman described the man’s baseball cap and a rose he was holding. He wore a shirt and shorts and talked about his wife Florence, and then he put his hat to his chest and told her local stories.

When the man was finished, the woman reported that he turned and walked away, disappearing at the end of the hall.

The woman, Pendergraft explains, did not know Fred Fearing, nor would she have known those details. Jennings, he says, told her that she had just described Fearing.

“The woman that was in the hallway seemed to be the only one who saw it,” recalls Jennings. “There were other people in the area. I was at the desk and there may have been someone else in the lobby.”

People that knew Fearing know that he loved history and was a big supporter of the museum. He served on the museum board and Pendergraft says Fearing would often bring things in to share with the staff.

He would also be the first to complain if he saw something that he did not believe was historically accurate. Fred Fearing was known to be ornery from time to time.

“He loved the museum. He was one of the biggest supporters of the museum, even to the last of his life,” says Pendergraft.

Although the museum building is relatively new, there have been other haunting reports there. Staff members are quick to say they’ve heard things, or even seen a thing or two.

Mary Tirak works on the third floor, in the administration offices. She says there have been plenty of reports but she hasn’t seen or heard anything. If she does, however, she says that she would be pretty unsettled.

“They all know I don’t like ghosts,” says Tirak. Jennings says the museum has been “spooky” in the past, but she just can’t put her finger on one incident outside of the Fred Fearing sighting. Of course, with a building full of old things, there’s no telling who came with the artifacts.

“There was one incident,” Pendergraft  said “The staff had put on a presentation for their annual membership meeting when archeologist Clay Swindell reported something odd. The room had emptied out except for Swindell and I and Clay saw a guy walk behind the screen,” recalls Pendergraft, who says he saw no one other than Swindell. “Clay was sure someone walked behind the screen. Being a scientist, he doesn’t make up stories. If he’s having fun with you, you know he’s having fun” Like a regular Casper the friendly ghost.

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Dancing with the stars 2014

dancing With the Stars 2014

It looked like a party happened at DWTS last night and they had a great time. It’s season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, the show started in the Summer of 2005 for six weeks and then it got picked up for a reality dance competition.  This year for the fall of 2014, they have new contestants and new professional dancers.

Let’s see who had a great ball.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas dance the Cha Cha.  Sadie is the daughter of Duck Dynasty. Mark has two Mirror Ball Trophies. She’s not allowed to dance at school because she has no dance experience, but she blossom into a beautiful dancer when she paired with Mark Ballas. She was fantastic.  With training, she can dance. With all the duck jokes from the judges, “Quack, quack she will be back” Len said.

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough did the Jive and she was fantastic too. Bethany Mota is known for video blogging on YouTube and becoming successfully in how to videos and being creative. Her dance was cute, bubbly and enthusiasm from her.  She will stay!

Alfonso Riberio and Whitney Carson did the Jive. He used to be a dancer and he love it. Did I see he did the Carlton dance in the Jive, if he did it was absolutely great. He can dance and he had the musicality in him. Remember he’s a song and dance man. He belongs in a musical theater. The choreography was by Whitney Carson and she did a fantastic dance routine for him.

The rest of the dancers (click on a name for their Bio)

Antonio Sabato, Jr. and Cheryl Burke they did the Cha Cha.

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev they did the Foxtrot

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy they did the Jive

Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe they did the Cha Cha

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani they did the Cha Cha( Spoiler ALERT, she might go home. I don’t know. But stay tune)

Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess they did the  Foxtrot.

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas They did the Cha Cha

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater they did the Cha Cha

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker they did the Jive

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd they did the Cha Cha

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff they did the Foxtrot

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough they did the Jive

Alfonso Ribeiro and Whitney Carson they did the Jive

I hope you voted for your favorite. Remember vote for them and keep them in running for a winner for DWTS in November 2014.

http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars

Miss America – Kira Kazantsev

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.

Her talent portion was singing Pharrell Williams’s hit song “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. What she had no other talent?

Kira Kazantsev, 22 years old, is a graduate of Hofstra University Honors College. Finishing her undergraduate career with a triple major in Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography, Kira plans to attend law school and pursue work in women’s issues and international diplomacy. As a first generation American, Kira speaks Russian fluently in addition to Spanish from her studies growing up.

“It’s definitely monumental,” Kazantsev told New Jersey Advance Media, still wearing her striking white evening gown during a post-crowning press conference. “This is the first time in the organization’s history, I believe, that a state has won three years in a row.”

What is it about New York that has produced so many winners lately?

“The thing about New York, especially being Miss New York, is that you have to make it,” Kazantsev continued. “You have to bust your little ass to get to where you want to go, and that creates somebody that’s very independent, very self-serving — or, not self-serving … um — very able to … to do things on their own.” And yes, she said, if you can make it in New York, you can make Miss America.

The Ghost at Mitchel Lewis Dormitory

Mitchel Lewis Dormitory

“I couldn’t believe what I saw” Patrick said, a student at Elizabeth City State University, majoring in business administration. He was going to his nine o’ clock class as he left his room, and he stopped.

“I saw a woman standing near a door and she walked right through the door” Patrick said, “fully clothed.”

“I dropped my book and Robert, my roommate saw me standing there. He picked up my book and told me ‘Dude, you looked like you have seen a ghost’. I did” Patrick continued.

“I never saw a ghost before. Only in the movies, but this was for real. It was a full body ghost with clothes.  I knew everyone in the building, but I did not recognize her and she walked through the door.” Patrick said. He was shocked and surprised.

Robert’s head was sticking out the door holding Patrick’s book in his hand.

Where did she go?

“Are you all right, Patrick”  said Robert.

“Yes I am okay” Patrick said.

“You must be dreaming.”

“No I wasn’t dreaming. She was actually went into room 318 that’s David room”

“It must been his girlfriend” Robert said. Robert went back to his room.

What did Patrick saw? He saw a ghost walked through David’s room and it wasn’t his girl friend

Many students said while they were sleeping they would hear footsteps outside their door.  When they open the door to see who it was in the hallway, no one was there.  Who could it be between 2:00am and 3:00am?   Many students reported it to the residence directory. He said he would look into it.

Leslie, a student in the same building said “While I was washing my clothes in the laundry room downstairs. I swear I heard a woman screaming. I looked outside to see if any of my friends were near the door and no one was there. Then a piercing loud noise. It scared the shit out of me.” Leslie said. “I ran out of the room. I would never wash clothes down there again.”

David had an experience too when he was sleeping. He felt the room was getting colder one night during the summer months. The air conditioner would have helped, but this cold air was much better. It felt good. Not knowing what just happened, but this air was brushing along his chest and body.  It felt relaxing and it gave him pleasure. His hands went down to his side. The cool air was flowing along his body. The cool air was all over his body.  He looked up and saw a beautiful girl with long beautiful blond hair and wearing a white gown on top of him. He looked surprised  and the ghost disappeared like a snap of a finger.

He woke up. He flipped on the light and saw the writing on his mirror with red lipstick saying: “My name is Stephanie Boulder and I was murder here. On this night!”

He was surprised and shocked what just happened. Did the ghost of a dead woman had sex with him?

According to the reports, in 1984 she was raped and killed in bed by her abusive boyfriend. What David felt in his room was her spirit having sex with him and about to be dead by her. Just like her, when she died. He woke up just in time for not being killed.

Muppets on America Got talent and the Top 6

America Got Talent Top 6

America Got Talent Top 6

It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light  the lights. It’s the Muppet Show on American Got Talent!! Yah. Wave your arms like Kermit the frog. Anyone?

The Muppets are taking over AGT for one-hour right after the President Obama made a speech by keeping me safe by bombing the other side.  Sing-a-long with the Muppet the theme song in your head, it’s like a moment when you cannot take a song out of your head.

Here’s what you missed last night.

Mara Justine was the best and sang as my favorite in the top 6. Matt Franco astonished the crowd with his magic with the judges.  Emily West beautiful and seductive voice from her.  Sons of Serenip sang exhilaration so did Quintavious Johnson, magnificent. Miguel Dakota did great, but the ladies love him due to popularity. Do I hear a Milli Vanilli  song. David and Leeman and Mike Super were great as Magicians. Mike Super should have used his imaginary friend to help him out, but Mike Super did his own magic and he was great. David and Leman could have won AGT if they had use scratch off game to win the million-dollar act. Christian Stoinev and Scooby was part of a balancing act. Christian did his act while Scooby was with Heidi Klum.  Blue Journey wow me many times, with their dance and animation, I still like there act.

With the Muppets they were around and doing there shenanigans on stage. I like the two old guys in the balcony. Who are yours top 6 Muppet’s?

For the bottom three, they were Emil and Dariel, Miguel Dakota and Sons of Serendip one of them will be save.

First, up was Emily West and Mara Justine. Mara is like oh crap. Mara is still the best and she’s a great singer, but unfortunate she was going home and Emily West save.

Next was AcroArmy and Blue Journey, they were both great. So AcroArmy was saved, good bye Blue Journey, I hope I will see them next time.

Jackie_Evancho___Think_of_Me

Next up Jackie Evancho perform a beautiful operatic song “Think of Me” from the Phantom of the Opera from her upcoming sixth album “Awakening” coming out soon. Who was she really thinking? Was it me? I know, creepy.  She has grown up and become successfully in the music business. People thought she would never make it in the music industry, but look at her now. She has been successfully.

Next was Christian and Scooby and Quintavious Johnson. Quintavious Johnson wins this round and was saved.

Then the Magic acts and they were Mat Franco, David and Leeman , and Mike Super. Mat Franco wins this section. What could be his next act? Make the Spice Girls reappear on stage?

For the Snapple Save the contestants are Emil and Dariel, Miguel Dakota and Sons of Serendip.  For the save, it goes to Sons of Serendip.

Now it’s the judges turn they can’t decide who to put through, they were tied for Emil and Dariel, Miguel Dakota.  Both judges were split of whom they like and the audience like Miguel Dakota.

It’s take a village to a raise a Child.

If you are a parent and reading my blog and trying to find the best way to educate your child, be involved in your child’s educate. Help them out in any way you can, especially if your child is a senior in High School. Attend parent teacher conferences and see what they are doing. If you are the only one in the parent teacher meeting that means you are the only one who cares, the rest of parents don’t care and there child will end up working in a fast food restaurant and get fired within a month. Talk about learning from your mistakes over and over again, that’s not the future. 

Parents should be concerned, if your son or daughter got a low grade wanted to raise it to a B or A, then talk to their teacher instead of emailing, you need a face to face contact. Since I was there, I saw

a tumble weed passing by me. Is this for real? Am I the only in this school who attend an open house ceremony. At least they had free food there was enough food to feed the whole school. They did not mind if I had taken some in a doggy bag, no need to cook dinner tonight.

Anyway, in Art class, they have many opportunities for a child can succeed. A painting career? My house could need some painting but never mind that, there are many careers. My children are in the STEAM program, Science, Technology Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, they need all the curriculum courses they need before graduating high school, and be ready to take university course when they enter their university of their choice, and get a good scholarship. 

A good teacher wants to hear from you and cater to you and your child needs. If you have a bad teacher DEMAND a better teacher, there are some good teachers out there unfortunately some teachers come to school drunk or get high in the classroom, trust me on this. Students have witness their teacher behavior class. Students need a good teacher, let the student to be the teacher they can teach better than their teacher, and get a good grade. 

We need better leaders, for me I am getting a little older and I need my children to build me a rocket-fuel wheel chair – cheap. So it does take a village to raise a child.

American Got Talent: The Results

American Got Talent

Ariana Grande kick the show of by singing “Break Free”, she was dancing and prancing. She’s an amazing singer.

Then Nick Cannon out and announced to the TV audience that they can save their favorite acts one more time. By using the Snapple Save, the contestants were:

Aerial Animation

David & Leeman

Mara Justine

What? Not enough votes from last night performances and they have to do a revote? Oh well, I submitted my vote.

Group 1: Flight Crew Jump Room, Bad Boys of Ballet and Mike Super.

The results: Mike Super wins this round!

Group 2: Andrey Moraru and Sons of Serendip

The results: Sons of Serendip.

Group 3: Emily West, Paul Leti, Miguel and Dan Naturman

For this group Emily West and Miguel are safe and Paul and Dan are going home.

The final group for the Snapple Save, millions of people have voted, let me remind you who they were and they were: Aerial Animation, David & Leeman , and Mara Justine.

Everyone loves Mara Justine and she’s safe and she’s happy.

Now there were two: Aerial Animation and David & Leeman

Now the judges have to pick who they want to save.

After a long a deliberation and down to final seconds of the show, the judges make their decisions. Heidi votes to save David & Leeman. Howie votes to save David & Leeman. Howard votes to save David & Leeman, so they are going into the Top 12 and Aerial Animation are headed home!