Wonderful Web Wednesday Minus the Wednesday

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Because I’m a total piece of shit, here’s Wonderful Web Wednesday on Monday, so really it’s just Wonderful Web. Anyway, I might do another for actual Wednesday this week.

Podcasts

My Favorite Murder

This is a podcast where these two women, Karen and Georgia, talk about interesting murders each episode. These murders are their “favorite murder” at the time of the podcast. They are not serious on the matter, which is something I find fun, since it’s such a serious topic. I personally like the lightness they add to the stories, because if not, I’m not sure I would make it through it. There are several to listen to, and in addition to this they’re often mentioning books, documentaries, and other things that you can check out. If you’re like me, someone who is often interested in true crime (who may know a little more than the average person), but has no way of knowing what is the best book to read and what book sucks, they’re a really good source! They also have this great thing where they let you talk about hometown murders from your town, so it’s also quite interactive. Plus, I really wish I could meet them because I think I would get along great with them.

Someone Knows Something:

A podcast that was mentioned in My Favorite Murder, that I just had to listen to since Karen and Georgia were obsessed about it circa episodes 7-9(?) in their podcast. Someone Knows Something is a well written podcast. It isn’t just a man talking, it’s almost as if he’s reading from a book he wrote. It’s atmospheric and quite simple – well, minus the whole plot of it, which involves the disappearance of a 5 year old. David Ridgen goes back to his hometown, Arnprior in Ontario, where a boy went missing in 1972. Ridgen talks to the family of the boy, Adrien McNaughton, to gather clues on his disappearance. He tries to solve the cold case and find Adrian, almost obsessively.

Youtube:

TFIL

I have just realized that I have never explained my obsession with vloggers on youtube. It started with David Dobrik (I’m not even gonna link him because you can find him everywhere), and then all of his friends started vlogging. While my favorite is probably Zane Hijazi and even Carly and Erin’s channel, I have grown a strange attachment to Heath Hussar and Elton Castee’s own vlog, TFIL (The Fuck It List), where they do things on their list full of bucket-list type things, except they’re kind of extreme and kind of dumb sometimes. So I spend a lot of time worrying in my everyday life, like “oh is Elton getting held at gunpoint again?” or “Did Heath finally collapsed on a hike?”. In all fairness to Heath, I would have not made it this far (ha!). I also want to point out that I am totally crushing on Elton, and if he read this, I would die, but ya know…It’s a risk I’m taking just to tell you guys about these boys who have become something I look forward to. I also want to say that the filming of this vlog is phenomenal. Elton uses a drone, and gets some stunning shots of the scenery. The color is on point, and the music is hypnotizing to me. I love these guys so much.

 

Tv I’ve been watching:

Timeless:

Basically everything I ever wanted! A lady is forced to go back in time with a soldier and a computer geek to stop a terrorist from changing the course of history. It’s really interesting and fairly accurate. The latest episode was about Lincoln’s Assassination and I kind of know a lot about that, so it was interesting to watch, and they had their facts straight. They weren’t bullshitting it, which is probably why I love it so much. Also, the main character, Lucy, is a prettier, smarter, more accomplished version of me, so…Yeah. It’s on on Monday nights on NBC.

Milwaukee Blacksmith: 

The first season is over, but you can probably catch it on Hulu, or even the History website. It’s about a local family (A Milwaukee family in case you didn’t catch that), who own a blacksmith shop. They make some really cool stuff, and I really encourage you to watch it because you actually learn a lot about the trade.

Abandoned:

This is a show on Viceland, a channel that seems to have no limits. They have programs on drugs and the black-market, so of course a man going into abandoned buildings and skateboarding is the obvious next thing to film for them. Rick McCrank (almost wrote mcKracken, ha!), a well known skateboarder (I guess? I don’t know, I don’t skateboard and have a general distaste towards skaters, but I have no idea why, so don’t ask). Rick goes to various places, whether they be failed cities/harbors, or even the remains of Route 66. He usually meets up with locals to learn more about these places. All in all, its a great show. It teaches you history, is a feast for the eyes of people who love old places, and the music/filming is pretty awesome. I just really am digging it. It’s on on Fridays, FYI.

That’s all for now. Some of these things are things I’ve been in to for a while now, but haven’t had time to write about. Some are newfound loves. Either way, I hope you enjoy all of them, if not, some of them. I wish I could be better at writing, and could write something really awesome to end this post, but we all know I’m a shitty blogger, so I guess this is where it ends for today. Have a good day!

 

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Some paranormal stories/videos on youtube

Hello! Hello! Hello!

I come bearing gifts! Well, not physical gifts because I am broke, but here’s a new list of Youtubers to watch.

As you know (or maybe it hasn’t come across as well as I hoped), I love love love anything to do with the paranormal. Really, anything weird and the unexplained, but I’m especially interested in ghosts and whatnot. I’ve stated before that I had some weird experiences before, but nothing that I could really classify as a genuine ghost (much to my dismay). Once I’m out of school and have a job/money, and my license(probably the only 22yo who doesn’t…), I plan on going on some sort of a ghost road trip, hopefully with my buddy, Cassie (who has long had these plans with me). But, currently, I’m stuck here (only about a month and a half left!).

To bide my time, I watch youtube videos of ghost investigations and story times. Are they real? Maybe not. I personally like to have the benefit of the doubt, and tend to believe the stories. Granted, if you come to me and say you think your house is haunted, I will probably brush you off until you give me more than just doors closing on their own. I mean, we have this cabinet door in the kitchen that is broken and will just swing open randomly. My house is poorly made, so I chalk it off to that. So, while it’s random, and it squeaks while doing so, my first thought is not “Oh shit. It’s a ghost.” My first thought is, “Ah, thanks house for reminding me of how poorly built you are!”. I mean, we have orange counter-tops. And I’m not talking about a nice, light peach. No, I’m talking about like a shade darker than orange orange. Like, almost, dare I say, Blood Orange(cringe).GAH-ROSS.

Anyway, my point is that, while I believe in ghosts, I’m kind of skeptical. If that makes sense?

One of my new favorite things, is when youtubers do story times. It’s fascinating. Some of the stories you hear are crazy. They range from stalkers to bad first dates. And my favorites? They tend to be the ones about ghosts (duh).

So, without further ado, here are some youtubers/videos about ghosts I found interesting.

I’m going to start off with the lovely LoeyLane. A few months ago, I came across her videos somehow. I’m not sure how, to be honest, but it probably had to do with some random clicks through other videos. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoy watching her videos because she’s an interesting person. Not only that, but she’s really adorable!

Here’s a couple of her ghost stories:

 

On one of her recent videos, she mentioned another youtuber, brittyy44, who does all paranormal videos, from histories of haunted places and ghost hunts, to even urban legends. So, basically, her channel is a jackpot for me!

Here’s a few of her videos:

 

Lastly (I want to save some for other posts, and plus there’s a enough to hold you over until, like, a year from now, when I finally post again), there’s Jessii Vee. I appreciate her because she states in one video that she doesn’t like jumpscares in youbtube videos. Jumpscares can be fun, but usually when I’m on youtube, I’m not looking for jumpscares. Call me a killjoy if you want. If I wanted jumpscares I’ll watch some shitty horror movie. I also am really easily startled An example is when the toaster pops. That makes me jump (I’m getting better though!). Granted, I’m not easily scared (by normal things, at least), I just tend to jump easily, if ya get my drift. I think it has to do with my anxiety, which has gotten worse, along with my startling easily. Anyway, it’s just a sense of relief to know that someone agrees with me.

Here are a couple of her videos for you check out:

And my personal favorite because this story is CRAZY:

 

I hope you enjoy these youtubers and their videos. I also hope you enjoy these posts. Although, even if you didn’t I would probably continue posting these anyway.

So, until the next time I decide to write at 3 am!

P.S. New season of Turn: Washington’s Spies tonight! Also, Chernobyl’s 30th anniversary is tomorrow! There’s probably something else but I’m forgetting!

 

 

Music, podcasts, and other things

Whoa, hey guys! I wasn’t planning on updating at all today, but I noticed that I had 9 visitors Monday, (which, I mean, for me is A LOT), and I thought I would grace anymore visitors Tuesday with something new. So, buckle up guys! This post has a lot of links and videos/whatnot. (sorry, not sorry).

I’ve made little progress in my War and Peace post, due to not having the time (or patience) to continue it. It will happen. I want to remind you guys that I am technically graduating on June 12. There is a ‘technically’ because I’m a credit short, so we’ll see how that goes. And since I have yet to have a job lined up, when I’m not job hunting, I will have a lot of free time. With which I intend to finish that series, along with other long awaited series, such as the posts on Girl, Most Likely (which still get hits even if they’re shitty?), as well as maybe finishing those drafts I have written.

There are also some really exciting things coming up.

First is the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl. Not quite exciting for everyone. In fact, it’s actually a very sad day because not only did one person loose their life in the actual blast, but several (thousands and probably more still to come) more died due to other reasons. Anyway, if you haven’t noticed, I am a history major who is extremely obsessed with history, and one of my specialties (outside of shipwrecks) is Chernobyl. I’m extremely judgmental if you don’t know it’s history before watching Chernobyl Diaries (which is SO bad that maybe one day I will post about everything wrong and disgusting and inappropriate about it ), or if you don’t even think about looking it up afterwards. I try not to be judgmental because nuclear reactors aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s hard for me. Also, since the anniversary is really soon, a lot of people are writing their yearly articles about the disaster. The most recent that I’ve found is USA Today’s interesting “interactive” article HERE. If you want a more up to date look at links, I’m going to shamelessly promote my twitter HERE. Somewhere I have an old blog post on tumblr about some books on Chernobyl, which I’ll either rewrite, or post a link at some point.

In June, I graduate (as mentioned above). Three days after Catfish and the Bottlemen will be in Milwaukee again, and since I missed the last concert, I’m going to try my best to get to this one and tell Van to please stop wearing sweaters on stage because I’m afraid he’s going to overheat. They have a new cd coming out on May 27, so I hope to get that before the concert (which is probably unlikely due to the lack of a job, but maybe likely due to a graduation?). Based on the latest song released by them, Soundcheck, this CD is going to be hella rad. I really love that song. Check it out:

Later, on June 26, there will be an race at Road America, which is very fortunate for me, since there will be no Milwaukee Indyfest (which is sad because I love the Milwaukee Mile). Then comes Summerfest, which is always a trip. On July 27 is the Emotional Roadshow in Milwaukee, which is Twenty One Pilots’ arena tour (so proud of them!), which I’m luckily going to as well. Hopefully I’ll actually write about that concert because I never got around to writing about the last one! (Probably due to me getting sick AGAIN and then not being well for the rest of the year/ even now).

In addition to all of these exciting things I have, I also have been doing some other things lately. I’ve been watching old Ghost Adventures episodes, and you know, I think it would be interesting to do a few posts about that. They can be so dramatic, but also got some of the most interesting evidence I’ve seen. A new ghost hunting show, Ghost Brothers, just started on Destination Ghosts, I mean Destination America. I thought it was really good. I think I’m qualified to say that since I’ve been watching these kind of shows since 2005, and had an avid interest in ghosts long before that. Anyway, these guys are really funny and did some interesting things on their investigation that I would not have thought of. Don’t get me started on Nick Groff’s new show, Paranormal Lockdown. That show was so damn good.

So there’s those. Another thought is maybe going back and re-watching Murder, She Wrote and reviewing episodes. I just listened to a cool podcast about it. I’m a total nerd about that show. I mean, I’m a pretty nerdy nerd, but even the letters J and B make me freak out and start talking about my fave detective JB Fletcher. The podcast I’m talking about is from the Retroist, which I hadn’t heard of until now. You can listen to the podcast HERE or here:

How this came about is kind of a classic Sara internet story. I was watching Dan Bell’s Cutting Room/Floor Video #5, and he mentioned this guy who puts up old K-Mart music on Archive.org. I had never heard of Archive.org, and being a weird history lover, I checked it out. It’s kind of a jackpot for me. Anyway, I found this podcast listed and it sounded cool and only got better when I saw that they had an episode on Murder, She Wrote, so HELL YEAH.

Also, new music love! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my music taste is weird. I literally will go from listening to like, Beastie Boys to One Direction. I’m really open to a lot of music, except for maybe most of the stuff on the radio. Which, kind of makes the sentence before that look a bit weird because I can name about 3 stations in Appleton I’ve heard 1D on, as well as at least 2 I’ve heard Beastie Boys on. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of the newer Of Monsters and Men CD. It’s got some great songs, and I just am really digging it. I got Lany’s other EP not long ago too, which is also really good.

Unfortunately, I have developed a new obsession. The thing about me, is that I have an addictive personality. I need something to obsess over, otherwise I’m really restless and unhappy (more so than usual). This time, it’s 5 Seconds of Summer. See, there was a period about 3 years ago where I thought they were really good and I was listening to them occasionally. And then…it kind of stopped. I was kinda like “Eh.” For a while too! And then I was just suddenly in need of their newest CD, Sounds Good Feels Good. And DAMN. It was worth it. It’s so good. I get these Blink-183 and All Time Low vibes.
Even Third Eye Blind vibes and I love Third Eye

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Left to right: Ashton, Calum, Luke, Michael. Aren’t they adorable little Australians? (Okay, little is probably a stupid thing to say b/c I’m like only 5 ft tall) but look at their skinny legs!

Blind (something I also listen to a lot lately).  I also want to point out how cute these guys are. The only problem I have is that they’re so young. I mean, granted I’m only 22, but anyone born after 1995 to me is young? It’s just weird. and the oldest of the group, Ashton is 21 and is barely a year younger than me, but on the other hand, the youngest, Luke, is 19? I don’t know. I’m just weird. I guess I’m so used to celebrities being older than me, and now that I’m getting older, the thought of younger celebrities is just weird.

 

I think a lot of people write them off because One Direction had a hand in discovering them and then let them tour with them. I mean, the other day I was talking to my friend and she actually said: “They’re just not as good as One Direction.” And I was kind of thinking about that statement. They’re not really even that similar to One Direction. I mean, 1D is all older than them. Yeah, on Sounds Good Feels Good, there are some songs where I think of One Direction when I hear them (i.e. Vapors, kind of and Story of Another Us reminds me a bit of them), but then there are songs like Airplanes where all I can hear is All Time Low and Yellowcard. Or, even Waste the Night. It’s kind of a poppy tune, but at the same time…It’s not really comparable to a One Direction sound. In fact, Sounds Good Feels Good reminds me mmore of Radio:Active era McFly than 1D. It just has the same vibes to it that I get from Radio:Active. I don’t know. Here, listen to my favorite song by them: Waste the Night

If you want a bigger look at what I’ve been listening to, listen to the playlist I made the other day on 8tracks below:

So anyway, that’s kind of where I’m at. I had some intense vertigo earlier in the month, and while it seems to have gotten better, it’s still there. Hopefully I’m not dying or anything like that. So, I guess until the next time I feel like updating/finish a draft!

Some Youtube channels/videos I’ve discovered!

So, last week before heading down to Chicago (which I will write about eventually), I was going through another paranormal kick. See, before I was obsessed with Chernobyl and even urban exploring, I had a love for anything paranormal. When I was in 5th grade, I asked to stay up past my bedtime just to watch Ghost Hunters. When I was probably around 6, I loved the show So Weird on Disney Do you guys remember that show? I wish they still made shows like that, but I guess because it from the late 90’s early 2000’s, it was more about the introduction to the internet into kid’s lives, and how this girl, Fee, was using it to investigate the paranormal.

And even earlier, you can trace my weird love from me just being a creepy child. Things like me having an imaginary friend at the age of about 3 that lived in the wall between my parents bedroom and the bathroom. What was weird, however, was that this “friend” wore old timey clothes, something that a 3 year old shouldn’t understand. Of course, I’ve always been a history nerd, so I suppose I could have just been ahead of the curve in that department, or not. Other things, like having a recurring nightmare of a bird that watched me while I slept (I think now, that this wasn’t malevolent, but rather my spirit guide, which, idk kinda weird. Would have thought it was a cat), or the time the “lady in white” scared away the “scary man”. Or the week I was certain there were dogs at the end of my bed drinking out of a water bowl even though we owned none, and finally the man who sat in front of my bedroom door and watched me (which I think now was a shadow person). I don’t know, you may not even believe me. That’s fine. I don’t care. I know that I was a weird child and an even weirder adult.

When you can still find the paranormal section in your local library, then you know you’ve got some issues. So, every once and a while, I go through kicks of intense obsessions with the paranormal. This was one of those weeks. I somehow stumbled onto a video, with which I have no recollection of, then onto another from there.

This video appeared to be a very amateur group of high schoolers who got to investigate their high school in Nebraska. At first I had my doubts. I thought it would just be Ghost Adventures all over again. It wasn’t. These guys knew their stuff, and while they were somewhat unnerved by what they found, they were more professional than a lot of ghost hunting teams are on tv. Check it out here or watch it below.

Unfortunately, episode two has not been uploaded and this is about a year old already. Colin, the main investigator seems to have gone to college. I did some digging (in a not so creepy way), and found that he seems to be focused on a singing career currently. He even auditioned/was on American Idol? I don’t know. All I know about American Idol is that sometimes I just watch bad auditions on youtube. I’ve never been fond of the show (in fact I kind of hate it but whatever).

The next is a miniseries I also accidentally stumbled upon. It’s been going on since about 2011, and is on it’s 14th season. I’m just now on the 11th. Let me tell you, season 10? It HURTS. Anyway, it starts off with a girl, Sunshine, who’s just moved into a new house with her mom and thinks it’s haunted. Her mom doesn’t believe her so she decides to film to see if she’ll catch anything…What starts out as just searching to proof leads to even bigger questions and scarier hauntings. Basically, Sunshine fights some pretty evil things. Along for the ride are her mom, Kat (with whom Sunshine is very close to), a family friend they refer to as Uncle Tommy, who is pretty adorable, and Nolan (my fave), this really weird guy that found them randomly to give them a message and ends up being Sunshine’s best friend (creating a new otp for me…).

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Sunshine, her mom, and Nolan

What started as a youtube show starring Paige Mckensie as Sunshine, has led to two movies, a book series 5104y5p5j7l(just started the first and it’s really good), and a tv show. I’m excited for all of it because this story is something I wish I had when I was younger, but am glad to have now. Here’s the channel. Start on season 1 if you don’t want to be hella confused. Or if you’re lazy, check out the first episode below. I do recommend watching the seasons in playlists tho so that you dont have to keep clicking on the next episode. Happy watching! Or should I say witching…because…You know what, nevermind.

 

 

http://www.yesterland.com/rivercountry.html

Discoveries of more urban exploring on youtube while drinking…Kinda

I know, you guys are probably thinking I’m just on my 5th beer or something like that. Well, first off. I hate beer. So much. Second of all, the only alcohol I really can have is Vodka. Which, okay, I’m gonna stop talking about that now. I just want you to know that after unpacking my stuff in my dorm (kinda, I still have to decorate and get fancy), I decided to sit down and see what the interwebz was like. Unfortunately, being me, I fell into a sad hole of no return. Instead of watching videos of Harry Styles, like I intended, I was distracted by the word ABANDONED. Which, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s kinda one of my favorite words on Youtube. I want you to know that I have based my college career off of Chernobyl, but that’s another post for another day. Basically the word Abandoned before a youtube video only means awesome sauce for me. Anyway, I clicked…OOPS. Sara has fallen and cannot get up.

I found this series done by a gaming channel, BrightSunGaming. it started as a small video with some interesting facts about an abandoned attraction in Disney World, a few updates on it, and then a series of videos about abandoned places done by a guy named Jake. Which by the by…I’m kinda crushing on him. What’s new though? I’m kinda crushing on everyone these days. Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you reader. Wink Wink. ANYWAY. BEFORE I INTERRUPTED MYSELF, this guy researches all these abandoned places, then does a video where he gives the history of the place. It’s not the same as walking around the abandoned places, but his research is really hot. Like, it must be the History Major in me or something, but I’m attracted to a guy who can do good research, and I’m also really into videos with a lot of research put into it.

So, because my last post on urban exploring on youtube had so many hits and because it’s midnight, I don’t have school until Monday, I have cough medicine for this bronchitis, as well as my vodkanade (idk lemonade and honey citrus vodka, bro, probably shouldn’t be taking both that and the meds), I thought I would do some more youtube exploring and gather another list of some more youtubers with cool abandoned places related videos. Obviously, Jake and BrightSunGaming are first… Check out two of the videos. The first is an informational video about Disney’s abandoned Legendary Years Resorts (the first I watched of the series) and the second is a video of Jake exploring River Country for the first time.

~~~~Sidenote! When I went to the profile page for their channel, the featured video DIDN’T start playing and freaking me out by it’s witchcraft, so KUDOS guys!

And while we’re on the topic of River Country at DisneyWorld, here’s a site where I got that map from: Yesterland.com. It gives some cool details about the place with some cool pictures. So, yeah. Check that out.

The next recs are going to actually be in list format so check this out:

LiveFastDiePoor: To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to explain this channel. I’m not sure what the main goal of it is, but it’s hella entertaining. Apparently the channel is from the website http://www.livefastdiepoor.com, and it’s an online magazine type thing.

Not quite urban exploration. Maybe I should just rename this post or something, because it’s becoming more about research than anything, but this guy is really informative. And he does it in an entertaining way. I’m still searching for the words to describe why I find it entertaining, because I find just about everything entertaining to an extent.  I almost feel like he should have a kids show or something. I’d watch it. Plus his hair is usually on point, so, there’s that.

AdamTheWoo: A channel I’ve kind of been circling around. To be honest, I have no excuse as to why I haven’t watched any of his stuff all the way through. I mean, he seems quite charismatic, and I am entertained by his comments and his information seems legit, it’s just that whenever I go to watch his videos, I’m in the middle of something. Why am I even watching a youtube video then? But, anyway, I did watch a couple videos for you guys (and for myself), and I have found that he is really good at what he does. He’s creative. If he’s given an obstacle, he will find away around it. There’s a reason Jake from BrightSunGaming mentioned Adam like five times in multiple videos. The guy is good at what he does. He’s there to show you abandoned things, and he will show you either way. From what I’ve heard, he’s been banned from Disneyland (or was it world?) for getting caught sneaking into River Country, so this bruh is hard core. Here I am, sitting in my dorm room wishing I could ride the Dumbo Ride and there he is getting kicked out. Like, man. I want to be him. Check him out!

And for good measure, here’s a video where he goes and looks at the resort near Disney World that was swallowed by a sinkhole:

Outside of tornadoes, sinkholes are one of my biggest fears. They’re scary as fuck, man. Do you even know why they happen? It’s crazy and almost unstoppable. Okay a totally scientific reasoning behind (ha, this is something I’m getting from a show I watched, like 2 weeks ago, so bear with me) is that  the limestone disappears because water erodes it and then the stuff on top of that limestone is gone. Forever. Well, I mean, seemingly. There was that guy that fell into that sinkhole last year in Florida (okay, I’m seeing a trend though: Florida=Sinkholes so stay away), and they never could get his body because it was just gone. So you can see why my apprehension about sinkholes is sound. Anyway, not quite urbex, but extremely interesting. Plus Adam and his dad posed as media and got an interview with some fancy smart guy, so there’s that.

Unfortunately, that is all for tonight. I will keep my eyes open for more channels or websites. In meantime, go watch all that stuff I showed you and think about the impending doom of sinkholes. Peace out!

Urban Exploring on Youtube

One of the things I’ve been occupying myself with is youtube.  Youtube has videos of everything, but I’ve been looking at particular videos. Urban Exploring. I’m not sure what happened, but I clicked on a video and found myself immersed in one youtubers adventures through abandoned asylums and schools. Soon I started looking around and seemed to have found some decent channels. Which has led to this post. I’m going to recommend some of the channels for you.

Exploring with Josh

The very first channel I came across was this one He worded the titles of his videos in such away that I clicked. The words ‘abandoned’, ‘secret’, and ‘government’ were just a few words that grabbed my attention in the first video I watched of him. In it, him and a friend were going through an old government building. Here’s the video:

His name is Josh, and he really loves abandoned buildings. I am so amused by watching him get so excited over peeling paint and objects left behind. In some videos he tries to give a bit of a history of the place, which being a history major, I really appreciate.

He usually goes with his friends, most of which have their own channels too. There’s Cody, who seems like a cool guy. He has a video of him getting his diving license and diving in a shipwreck (which is really up my alley), and he also has a scary experience in a building alone. I really like the vibe he gives off. It seems really chill and I want to meet him. Here’s the shipwreck video:

Then there’s John who appears to have a fashion sense that I really want. He is really adorable, and I enjoy watching his videos. Especially when he’s with Steve, who is also on my list because he is also adorable. Both keep me pretty entertained in these buildings. And as always, you see Josh in the background filming and being really excited about everything, so that’s a plus. Also, Steve and John have caught some interesting experiences on camera by accident, much like the other people on this list. Check them out!

Another channel to check out is Dan Bell’s. He has various series of buildings he goes through, and there’s something really relaxing about them. Not only does he do research, but he’s quite good at filming. He’s had a couple creepy run-ins with some weird things, but is really brave and stays. I really love his Dead Motel series where he visits abandoned motels and hotels. There’s something eerie and beautiful about an old, ruined motel. I pass one when I drive up to school, but I always forget to look at which exit I would take to get to it. I always wanted to explore it, so I guess Dan’s channel is basically a dream come true. I also could listen to him talk all day. No really! There’s something about how he sounds and how he talks that is just so…soothing? Even when he swears it’s amazing.

Check out one of the Dead Motel series videos:

The last is a man who goes by Frank. I first discovered him because of my mom. She follows Amy Bruni on Twitter. If you don’t know who Amy Bruni is, she was on Ghost Hunters and is very active in the twitter community. She shared this article from a website called weekinweird.com involving a guy who explores abandoned mines. In a particular mine, he comes across some weird experiences such as things moving on their own, and voices being heard wen he was the only one in there, with one tunnel and one way in and out. My mom watched these videos and told me to check them out, and my oh my, were they creepy!  I then proceeded to look at his channel, and found that he went to some interesting mines, and being a freak, I LOVE mines. He also is really knowledgeable about mines, so you might learn a thing or two. If you want to watch the creepy ghost mine videos, the article has them posted, or they’re on his channel. Really though, his channel is really cool!

There’s one thing I really want to point out about all of these guys. None of them take anything or purposely vandalize the locations they visit. They all seem to really enjoy these buildings and think there is a beauty in the decay. I agree and wish I had the guts to do this. I’m not afraid of ghosts, I’m afraid of running into some people doing weird satanic rituals, or falling down a hole. I’m not the type of person who should be urban exploring, so I live vicariously through these guys.

I hope you check them all out, because I think they’re worth the watch. Anywho, get back to your lives. Or live like me on youtube.

ALSO, I saw one direction tonight, and before you write me off for seeing them, know this: Never have I ever heard someone on stage actually tell me that they hope I’m having a good time because they are there to entertain me. NEVER. I thought that was interesting. That, and they do put on a great show. So, really, those directioners seem to know which popstars to pick. I think that show might have been better than when I saw Aaron Carter in 2002.