Since my copy of The Thing at the Foot of the Bed came in the mail yesterday, it was prime time to run another live #ds106radio broadcast of Scary Stories from Strawberry. I set up some props and creepy background music, and lit the live stream last night at 10:00pm PT (a later blog post, just for Jim Groom, will cover how I run my mixes through NiceCast).
I did good and forgot to press the Archive button at the start, so I missed my opening creepy sound effects- it was basically the haunting music, and some metallic screeching and door slams- and me yelling through the reverb and distortion affects for people to turn off their lights, and be prepared to scream like lil’ Jimmy Groom “I WANT MY MAMA”.
So here’s the rest of the story (apologies for the stream, my out levels were way hot!)
The cam-cruse is a fantastic creature unique to Gascony and the surrounding areas (Pyrenees). It’s a bogeyman particularly scary. It is usually described as a single leg, sometimes equipped with an eye to the knee (raw leg with eyes open). It emerges at night to go, and devour the unwary. The strangeness of this, and the lack of details make it even more worrisome. “Informants” as the few illustrators who have tried to representation, are tempted to add features: mouth, hair, horn, claws, etc.. But there is no unanimity in their descriptions.
This drawing is from EncyclopÃ©die du paranormal a wiki of the unusual…. (and with irony,most of the google image results bring up Tom Cruise– anyone want to draw the line?)
BRING ME BACK MY GOLDEN ARM! ….. errr LEG!
The post "The Golden Arm" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2011/02/the-golden-arm/) on February 12, 2011.