The Mannequins of Lawson House

“Now my mother stopped convulsing and sat up and got face to face with my grandmother. But her face did not look like it should have. And she spoke in Camila’s voice. She screamed in Spanish, “I’ll take EVERYONE FROM YOU, WITCH!” 

Dan’s first story is not one that will jump right out and terrify you but it sure is bizarre and creepy. The Lawson House saw much tragedy around it over the years, literally. A fatal train crash and a series of fires that did not involve the house itself but perhaps came to be the place the lost souls took up residence. One day, a bizarre collection of mannequins arrived on the porch of the Lawson house, with out explanation. Where did they come from? Who was dressing them? Propping them up? Adjusting the poses? No one ever took credit for it and then one day, it just stopped. Weird. Then in story two, Dan takes us to South America to Argentina to explore a possible family haunting, foul play and multiple deaths. A family divide, a disagreement goes next level when one family member not only (possibly) kills one family member but also comes for others after her own death. It’s a wild ride and will have you wondering if you should be making offerings to the saint of death. 

Lynze has 3 tales this week, so fun! She starts off with the most skeptical family, a family of non-believers who eventually all see the same inhuman woman in their dreams. Who is she and what is she doing there is beyond anyone’s knowledge but this family works together to attempt to banish her for good. Then, off to Ohio for a haunted bar tale. A little palette cleanser of a story, not super scary but definitely makes you wonder. And then lastly, a pair of teens harass a neighbor who is possibly a witch. Did they take it too far when they cussed her out? Does she want revenge?


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Standup: Also – if you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here, his Symphony of Insanity standup tour is back and running. Go to for ticket links to shows in Orlando, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Missoula, Tempe, Raleigh, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Davenport this spring.

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted): 
Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH.”

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