Archive for the ‘Skulls’ Category

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A Furry Tarantula Crawls Across the Forehead of a Human Skull Embedded in a Crystal Globe on Display in the Storefront Window of an Unidentified Shop on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 7, 2019)

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An Oversize Human Skull Carved From Wood Available For Purchase at the Crompton Collective in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 6, 2017)

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Various Ornately Decorated Drinking Goblets Including Ones Featuring Tiny Skulls, the Face of a Green Man, and the Head of a Zombie Available for Purchase on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds During the Big E Last September in West Springfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 1, 2019)


A “Winged Skull” Motif Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on  July 23, 2017)

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A Cawing Raven Roosts Upon a Human Skull in the Storefront Window of New England Magic on Essex Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 14, 2018) 

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Although It Is Rather Rare to Find Both Motifs Carved on the Same Gravestone, Here Is a Close-Up of One From the Late 17th Century Featuring Cherubs and a Winged Death Head at Granary Burying Ground Located on Tremont Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 15, 2019) 

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Days After Halloween Has Passed, A Giant Inflatable Jack Skellington (From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Still Stands Next to a Jack O’Lantern in Front of a House on Charlotte Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 4,  2017)

Once again, It’s Halloween, That Strange and Scary Time of the Year When the Front Yard of a Seemingly Ordinary House on an Undisclosed Street in Worcester Experiences an Inexplicable Transformation…

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Into a Terrifying Haunted Graveyard…

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Filled With Cadavers and Corpses…

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And Visited by the Grim Reaper, Who Kneels Beside Fresh Graves…

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As Well as a Playground For the Possessed…

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Where Zombified Baby Dolls…

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and Giant Skeletal Spiders Enjoy Snacks…

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While Traumatized Trick-or-Treaters Watch! (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 30, 2017)

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A Skull-Faced Specter in Chains Floats Above the Top of a Long Set of Concrete Steps Leading up to a Home on Ludlow Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 29, 2016)


A Pair of Skeletal Crows Gather in Front of a House on Winfield Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 17, 2017)