05/7/12

Melon Heads And A Yellow Motel – A West Michigan Mystery Part 2

In my previous post I spoke of the melon or wobble heads of West Michigan. They have been said to live in the woods of Laketown Township by the Felt Mansion. It's a story that has spread across the area but another story amazes me for it's connection to the ruthless gangster, Al Capone. Growing up I heard of the Yellow Motel within the Pullman area of Allegan County. It was said to be haunted by the murder victims of Capone. The gangster and his men would frequent the Yellow Motel back when he was Read more [...]
05/7/12

Melon Heads and A Yellow Motel – A West Michigan Mystery Part 1

I have always been fascinated by ghosts and the unexplainable. The horror genre is my favorite and two local stories have always been a topic of interest. Growing up I heard stories of melon heads in West Michigan. I figured it was simply a story to scare me into good behavior but as I got older I continued to hear the story but in more detail. The story I heard was that of an asylum next to the Felt Mansion that housed the insane as well as children with "melon heads". They were abused, treated Read more [...]
06/16/11

Rollercoaster of Urban Legend

While typing the post on Teddy Ruxpin and the Christmas Carol I remembered another urban legend. The following story has got to be on my top three list of legends. The picture for this post is an album cover from the Ohio Players. The only thing I can recall from them is Love Rollercoaster. It's catchy, it remains locked in your brain and the Red Hot Chili Peppers did a cover of it. What creeps me out in the original is that during a section of song there is something odd in the background. It sounds Read more [...]
06/16/11

Teddy Bear + Little Girl = Urban Legend

              Jabber Log is back with a double shot of Urban Legends. The first part of this post hits home because I used to own a Teddy Ruxpin. I remember when I got it for Christmas and I was stoked. I opened up the box and my brother and I took turns holding our new toy. My parents inserted the C size Energizers, put in the tape and turned it on. It's eyes began to move and Teddy Ruxpin spoke. "Hi, I'm Teddy Ruxpin." The voice Read more [...]