The cool thing about Halloween night is walking into a convenience store around midnight and seeing Abraham Lincoln and a raccoon standing in line to buy potato chips. Yep, it’s that time of the year, and helping people make the creative most of it is the job of Heather Gwyther, Halloween manager of Pib’s Exchange in Sugar House. “We’re getting really pumped up” she said. “We … [Read more...]
Archives for October 2011
The Utah Ghostbusters
The Cache Paranormal Research Society is tracking down ghosts and using technology to prove or dismiss theories. Have some errant ectoplasm causing you grief? Who ya gonna call... Ghostbusters! Err...make that the Cache Paranormal Research Society. This Utah-based non-profit is a leading investigator of things that go bump in the night. It has checked out sightings … [Read more...]
Mini Houses Offer Some Big Advantages
Utah Stories examines the growing popularity of the U.S. mini-houses compared to European dachas and cottages. One hundred square feet of living space would cause McMansion owning suburbanites to cringe. However, urbanites who might already be accustomed to somewhat smaller quarters, are finding these little places quite appealing. The photos of these homes show a life … [Read more...]
Utah’s Best Haunts and Halloween Fun
Whether it’s corn mazes, fun places to take the kids to romp around, or pain, blood, lunacy and demonstrations of human suffering, Utah’s got you covered. Check out a few of our favorites. Nightmare on 13th 300 W 1300 South, Salt Lake City $20 100 paid employees/many volunteers. 7 make-up artists/2 hair stylists 3 main shows. Many rooms: Night of the Dead and Realm … [Read more...]
Rock and Roll Must Die!
Jed’s Barbershop receives a cease-and-desist letter telling them to remove the rock and roll theme from your shop, or face a legal battle that will put you under. “They sent us a cease-and-desist letter and we are required to take down all the record albums, get rid of our tool boxes and even change our lighting fixtures,” said Jed Beal, owner of Jed’s Barbershop, in … [Read more...]
The Utah Undie Run
All women were required to wear t-shirts--they disobeyed. The race start was delayed because of this civil disobedience. If the Utah Senate had its druthers, everyone would have been arrested and put into jail for indecent exposure. But that was the whole point. Utah’s lawmakers are passing laws left and right that make Utah appear to be the most dull, boring and frankly … [Read more...]
Pete And His Ghosts
Pete has ghosts. This fact has been proven by Troy Wood, Utah’s premier ghost hunter. Pete describes his ghosts in detail, and just like Pete, his ghosts aren’t shy. They performed on video and dazzle Pete and guests on a daily basis. “Does that sound nuts to you?” This rhetorical question asked by Utah Book and Magazine owner Pete Marshall acknowledges that he knows the … [Read more...]
The Utah Stories October Edition is Out!
Get ready for Halloween! Utah Stories presents the October 2011 edition featuring the Halloween Fun Guide and great new stories about the Utah Ghostbusters, Pete & His Ghosts, Rock and Roll Must Die! Canning Champions, Cool and Sexy Costumes, and the Utah Undie Run! … [Read more...]