Monday, January 18, 2010

Mystery Shack!

Today is day one of "A Week Without Disneyland"! That's right, seven days with no mention of The Happiest Place On Earth (excepting this paragraph, of course). Hey, it'll be over before you know it. Let's go!

When I first saw today's slides (circa 1957), I thought that they might be from Knott's Berry Farm's "Haunted Shack" - but they're not. Maybe they're from the "Mystery Spot" in Santa Cruz, or one of several similar crazy shacks from around the country.

Look, that water is running uphill! Sacre bleu! As you probably know, these mystery shacks are all built on sites where there are unexplained gravitation anomalies. My theory: there are UFOs buried beneath them. It's the only logical explanation for this gravity-defying phenomenon. If you wanted to build a swimming pool here, you'd have to build it upside down. Think about it! (Don't think about using the bathroom however).

Jumpin' jehosaphat, that boy is standing on the wall! He is a warlock, STONE HIM! To the right you can see the little trough where a marble will roll uphill due to the presence of dark matter. I would explain it, but it's very complicated.

You might think that somebody nailed junior's shoes to the floor as a prank, but that's not the case. He is defying the very laws of gravity and spitting on the graves of Galileo and Isaac Newton. BURN HIM!

I hope you have enjoyed day one of "A Week Without You-Know-What".


TokyoMagic! said...

These warlock and UFO burial site pics are fascinating! Yep, very reminiscent of Knott's Haunted Shack.

Looking forward to the week that you have planned for us, Major!

Katella Gate said...

The haunted shack in Knott's was always a hoot.

Chris Jepsen said...

All those trees and rocks outside the Shack don't quite look right for either Knott's or Calico. Maybe the Mystery Spot?

Nancy said...

i remember going to one of these somewhere around here (maybe down on Skyline Drive) years was pretty cool!

Connie Moreno said...

ROTFLMAO! Oh my god, I was feeling lousy until I read your comments...I still feel lousy but I'm LAUGHING!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. I went there with a buddy from out of town a couple years back and the layout is identical.

Brer Dan

Audrey (check out my real blog at said...

I love this. and yes i'm back in the game :)