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#31    SOLANUM

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:23 PM

Why did you feel the need to bump this? >_<








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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:05 AM

This is all I could drudge up on the Grinning Man:

The Grinning Man is the name given to one or more mysterious figures that has become associated with various reports of paranormal activity. The Grinning Man is sometimes described as being an extraterrestrial, MIB or a hominid cryptid and was investigated by notable paranormal author John A. Keel and ufologist James Moseley. Arguably the best known Grinning Man was Indrid Cold, who appears during the Mothman sightings. Reports of Grinning Men often occur during periods of increased UFO reporting.

I personally believe that the mascot for the band Disturbed, called 'The Guy' is based upon this mysterious grinning man.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:38 PM

Stephen King wrote a story about the grinning man and it is supposedly based on some accounts that early settlers had with a man in a dark suit who often cam eup to them while they we out in the woods. supposedly this man was the devil looking for souls to bring back to hell with him. at  least im pretty sure that thats what it was maybe look for the story i belive its in everythings eventual.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

fadinginnocence on Sep 9 2008, 10:38 AM, said:

Stephen King wrote a story about the grinning man and it is supposedly based on some accounts that early settlers had with a man in a dark suit who often cam eup to them while they we out in the woods. supposedly this man was the devil looking for souls to bring back to hell with him. at  least im pretty sure that thats what it was maybe look for the story i belive its in everythings eventual.


Ah yeah, that is a great story.  It is called "The Man in the Black Suit" and involves an elderly man recalling an ancounter had as a child, in which he believes he met the devil in the woods of Maine.  King states that he got the idea to write the story when a friend told him that his grandfather truly believed he met the devil in the woods when he was a young boy.

Anyway, I am very interested in the whole grinning man concept.  Definitely one of the more bizarre things I have heard.


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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:02 AM

Heard about this. I really don't know the story behind it though.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:36 AM

The only thing I can find on the Grinning Man is a wikipedia page, which links back to a thread on this and another supernatural web-site. So, as far as I can tell the Grinning Man is a complete work of fiction.

Edited by Two Headed Boy, 02 November 2008 - 04:36 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

The Grinning Man, was soupposed to be seen when a UFO sighting was in the area.
The 1st sighting of him was by people in car going past a field.

Some say hes an alien.


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Posted 02 November 2008 - 05:30 PM

floydtheater07 on Sep 9 2008, 03:19 PM, said:

Ah yeah, that is a great story.  It is called "The Man in the Black Suit" and involves an elderly man recalling an ancounter had as a child, in which he believes he met the devil in the woods of Maine.  King states that he got the idea to write the story when a friend told him that his grandfather truly believed he met the devil in the woods when he was a young boy.

Anyway, I am very interested in the whole grinning man concept.  Definitely one of the more bizarre things I have heard.


i've read this.  it was so creepy i didnt sleep well and when i think about it i get chills.  the book explains that the man laughed and the boy saw rows of sharp teeth like a great white shark.  he also smelled like when you light a match and blow it out really fast.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:10 PM

Victor Hugo,who wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame wrote a book called  The Man Who Laughs.It is about a man who as a child had the corners of his mouth slit by someone,and has this perpetual grin because of it. It was reprinted as a Classic Comic,and was a silent movie starring Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin. I don't believe it has ever been remade.
I'll look at Wikepedia to see if they have something on it. And apparently this was something done by beggars to induce sympathy in passersby to give money to unfortunates.Apparently he based his book on a real pratice of the past.


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:33 PM

it sounds EXACTLY like the demons in the episode "Hush" of Buffy the Vampire Slayer


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

i'm new here too but i have heard of the 'grinning man' he wasn't origionally a character in silent hill he is a real supernatural occurance that is usually seen after ufo sightings also on a late night talk show someone rang up and said they had witnessed him twice the first time was when he was about 14 and he saw him walking up his stairs (he was in bed and he saw him through the wall at the time) he said on both times he was wielding a large knife and had a checkered shirt on

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 01:48 PM

GoddessKate on Oct 8 2006, 12:24 AM, said:

So I'm new on this board, I just found it thru a Google search so excuse me if I'm making kind of a newbie... But I was wondering if anyone had ever heard about something called the Grinning Man. Basically a scary grinning man-looking thing wearing black. Has anyone heard of this?


Try this wkipedia entry - it might be what you are looking for : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grinning_Man


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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:12 PM

GoddessKate on Oct 8 2006, 05:24 AM, said:

So I'm new on this board, I just found it thru a Google search so excuse me if I'm making kind of a newbie... But I was wondering if anyone had ever heard about something called the Grinning Man. Basically a scary grinning man-looking thing wearing black. Has anyone heard of this?



                                 The Grinning Man was a humanoid type entity that was first sighted in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1966. Big, broad shouldered with beady eyes set far apart. Apparently he was dressed in a shimmering green type of jumpsiut. Reportedly, he was seen around the same time as mothman and U.F.O. sightings.


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:14 PM

Bezzie on Nov 2 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

i've read this.  it was so creepy i didnt sleep well and when i think about it i get chills.  the book explains that the man laughed and the boy saw rows of sharp teeth like a great white shark.  he also smelled like when you light a match and blow it out really fast.


What book is this in? I'm so buying it!

Creepy-looking grinning man: Jim Carrey?


edit: That part in the wiki article in which they talk about that guy that was seen in NJ by two kids...wtf? So just because you are super tall and stand next to a road, you are suddenly an unexplained phenomena/monster? nonono! that's new jersey, they should've known better laugh.gif

Edited by dani10, 18 December 2008 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:05 AM

licata1708 on Oct 11 2006, 05:57 PM, said:

The Dark Man and other aspects

Nearly all of the early Verbonic settlements circulated stories of a being known as "The Dark Man" that lived in the primordial woods beyond the settlements' borders. Deeply religious and at the same time almost hysterically superstitious, clinging precariously to the edges of an unexplored and therefore terrifying land, it was only natural for people in those times to project their collective fears onto the unknown. For the predominantly fundamentalist sects that first colonized the Viscounty, these projections typically were embodiments of the concept of the Devil.

The Dark Man generally takes the form of a man, sometimes of large or even giant stature but more often no larger than a natural human. He is invariably dark-skinned, although rarely described as a Suel -- most often he is a Flan with jet-black skin, thus combining the refined, cunning intelligence of the Flaness with the base carnality of the Sueloise. He is regularly portrayed as the consort of witches. He has many names: The Dark Man, The Grinning Man, Old Scratch, Springheel Jack, The Evil One, etc., but always his formal appellation -- "Lucifer" or "Satan" -- is scrupulously avoided, a holdover from the tradition that to speak a demon's name is to attract his attention and perhaps even summon him.

More interesting to the folklorist are the names that harken further back than these simple superstitions, recalling a more pagan portrayal of the dark and unknown. These tales, which originate from the more reclusive colonies, often bring out the more animalistic, nature-worshipping aspect of the Dark Man. He is sometimes pictured as being covered with hair, or having hooves instead of feet, resembling Classical images of Pan. His names are more obscure: The Wicker (or Wicca) Man; The Black Goat With A Thousand Young. Therein lie tantalizing clues offering the enterprising folklorist still deeper glimpses into the collective unconscious. Source/Full Article


      Wasn't the phrase "The Black Goat with a Thousand Young" made up by horror author H. P. Lovecraft to describe his fictional demon-deity Shub-Niggurath?

      "Wicker" and "wicca" have different roots. Besides, the "Wicker Man" was a sacrifice TO the deity, not the deity itself.

      The material quoted above, although fascinating, seems to be part of the backstory for a D & D game.

Edited by OldTimeRadio, 21 December 2008 - 12:12 AM.





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