The title says it all--a board dedicated to things that will shock you, scare you. A board dedicated to the strange + scary, to all things that go bump in the…
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"Lion’s mane mushrooms are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow." "Many describe their flavor as 'seafood-like,' often comparing it to crab or lobster." "They contain many beneficial properties, and can: protect against dementia, relieve symptoms of depression, reduce against ulcers, and help manage diabetes!"
"A Superior Mirage that comes from the Italian term named after the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, from a belief that these mirages, often seen in the Strait of Messina, were fairy castles in the air or false land created by her witchcraft to lure sailors to their deaths. It’s also believed that this illusion caused the myth of The Flying Dutchman to emerge."
"The Dead Man’s Fingers appears throughout the year at the base of beechwood stumps. It usually arises in tufts of 3-6 ‘fingers’ that are often bent + give the impression of arthritic black knuckles." "It is a fairly common species in Britain + Ireland, and is also found throughout mainland Europe + in many parts of North America."
"This photo was taken by Oren Jeffries while he was exploring some unmapped area of the Grand Caverns (Virginia). While he was setting up for his snaps, he heard something in the distance. He set off one of his Blitzlicht flashes + ran. In a later interview he gave to a local newspaper, he said that he saw 'humanoid' figures looking back at him. A few days later, he went back with a few friends to retreive his box camera, which had this picture recorded inside of it."
"These swamp creatures are sculptures created by the French sculptor, Sophie Prestigiacomo. They can be seen at the Nature of Séné in the Gulf of Morbihan. The figures are modeled with mud + seaweed, with algae drying within the elements. The colors, textures, and 'skin' of the creatures change over time, along with the organic landscape they inhabit. They offer a chance for onlookers to not only visit the site, but also engage in dialogue about biodiversity + our relationship to these lands."