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Bigfoot 01

100 Foot Swamp:

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8/31/15:

100 Foot Swamp has been renamed Bigfoot Swamp, a natural transition (it has a “big” feet of length). The projected town or “toy happening” around it becomes Bigfoot then, most likely, with a center near the northern part of the marsh, where a feeder stream enters it via an uphill pipe.

The only US population place named Bigfoot presently is in Frio County, Texas. The general area of this village has already been seen in a map displayed on this blog from May 2014 called “Strange 01″…

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/strange-01/

There I discuss the conjunction of two towns in Medina County to the immediate north of Frio, or Noonan and Devine. Glenn Strange plays the bartendeer Sam Noonan in the long running western seris Gunsmoke featuring James Arness and sheriff Matt Dillon, an icon for our time. The town Noonan in Texas is one of only 2 in our US of A, the other being in Divide County ND and near a *Strange* Siding. Noonan and Strange conjoined again. Near Noonan Texas is a city called Devine. There are only two pop. places of that name as well, with the other being in Colorado near a Vineland, and itself having a variant name of Vineland according to the GNIS database.

Notice several things here in addition to the stuff I outline in the “Strange 01” post: Divide (County, ND) is almost an anagram of Devine. I now work with a guy named Devine, who is sort of my boss as I perceive him. He cryptically emailed me several times on the weekend I discovered the Bigfoot Swamp. Now I find the only US Bigfoot conjoined with the only incorporated US Devine, and the only one of any significance. Bigfoot Swamp, a natural area bordering the Blue Mountain Urban Landscape and what could be considered a direct extension of it (that’s how I view it anyway), can stand for the event *furthest* away from this Urban Landscape in the Blue Mountain area, or the encounter with a Bigfoot like creature in the furthest recesses of Frank and Herman Park the winter of 2012/2013. This is an encounter with a completely *alien* culture, seemingly, and as far away from humanity as you can get. It is non-human. It creates not stuff we humans consider normal, like roads and houses and malls and hospitals and HugeMarts. So the near Bigfoot (Alpha) overlaps the far Bigfoot (Omega), and perhaps in ways I cannot understand yet (involving Devine?).

On the below map we see the close conjunction of Noonan, Devine and Bigfoot in Texas, with the word Devine strangely absent on the map despite being a town of significant size. Represents the soon absence of the other Devine? Maybe. If so, what name will take its place? Is that written out in maps as well?

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Bigfoot, Texas:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot,_Texas

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Norwegian Wood 03

Another Frank and Herman Einstein post mentioning a different Norwegian, this time a ridge in Idaho.

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/i-almost-always/

Notice the word Wegian is distilled from Norwegian in this post. Now, removing Wegian from Norwegian Wood gives us Norwood, which is the actual name of the neighborhood as I’ll tell you now. Switch from fantasy back to reality, then. Norwegian Wood mentioned at the bottom of that December 2012 post as well.

But Hucka D. is emphasizing that we must continue to *mystify* Ashville and its neighborhoods, instead of *de*mystifying. So we have Norwegian Wood, Cherry Avenue, Lime Street, and Linden Creek instead of their actual names. Well, as far as I can tell Linden Creek doesn’t actually have name, so this is a coined word for an unnamed stream in reality. And now I also have a name for the stream that it joins: Read Creek. And Earl Weaver Park may have been originally called Read Creek Park or just Read Park. The fairies or toy avatars or elves or whatever inhabits the Linden Creek area in mystified reality have preserved a bit of this original park across the road from the present park, but still on Read Creek.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned that in Earl Weaver Park we find the actual conjunction of Linden and Read streams. I viewed the conjunction in person several weeks back, and found the two streams almost equal in size at that place. Nevertheless, the Linden name is absorbed into the Read name at that juncture, terminating the former. You cannot see the stream confluence in Street View, and I didn’t take a picture of it while there. I’ll rectify that soon enough.

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Bit of Read Park preserved by the Linden aliens.

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Across the road: what appears to be one of the aliens resting atop a car, Linden Creek just behind.

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Nearby bamboo grove. We know the wee people love river cane!

In Read Park, when it is restored to its original name, we will find a monument to TILE starting with “I”.

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Hucka D.:

We know Norway is North, referring to Nordic aliens, seen as superior in most eyes to the Southern ones, sometimes called Greys or Reptilians. This is oversimplification pure and simple. The Nordics are more *us* — or you I should say, baker b. The Reptilians are more *them*. Can you trust Greys? Can you trust anyone? Is a human being from the South during Civil War times necessarily evil because he doesn’t understand the human tragedy of slavery? Do they have a Hart?

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Orchard City: A(B)C(D)E. READ just below. One of two other US Read’s above Murdock in Utah.

http://www.orchardcityco.org/index.aspx?nid=26

Orchard City, the second largest municipality in Delta County, is home to 3,100 residents and is the largest municipality in terms of square miles in Delta County.

Despite its size, Orchard City is primarily recognized by the names of three smaller and older areas within its boundaries: Austin, Eckert and Cory.

They all had separate beginnings, but somehow through a unique course of events came together. The following is a condensed history of how Orchard City came to be a town of three communities.

Three Communities Grow

The names Austin, Eckert and Cory have existed since the turn of the century. In the 1900’s, the entire area, including Cedaredge to the north, was solid with orchards of peaches, apricots, cherries, and apples. The area was gorgeous.

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Cherry Avenue is a Magnet?

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Apricot-Bone is probably also the name of a mystified Ashville neighborhood.

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It’s definitely a fruit bowl situation.

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Strange 01

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noonan,_North_Dakota

Noonan was founded in 1907 and named after a family that had business, farm, and coal interests in the area. It was once known as “The White City” because of an ordinance requiring all buildings to be painted white.[6]

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Strange

Glenn Strange (August 16, 1899 – September 20, 1973) was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein’s monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as Sam Noonan, the popular bartender on CBS’s Gunsmoke television series. Strange was of Irish and Cherokee descent and was a cousin of the Western film star and narrator Rex Allen.

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Life and career

Strange was born near Alamogordo in tiny Weed in Otero County, northeast of El Paso, Texas, some thirteen years prior to New Mexico gaining statehood. He was born as George Glenn Strange, the fourth child of William Russell Strange and the former Sarah Eliza Byrd. He was an eighth generation grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe of Jamestown, Virginia.

Strange grew up in tiny Cross Cut (formerly known as Cross Out) in Brown County (county seat: Brownwood), some fifty miles east of Abilene in West Texas.

Strange played the Monster a third time in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), with Chaney, Jr. and Bela Lugosi.

Noonan near Devine in Medina County, Texas. The only other US Devine, in Colorado, is just below Vineland, and Devine itself is listed with a lone variant name of Vineland. My thinking in respect to WH X-ing: Devine is a central place in The Crossing’s Vineland. Below Vineland is Weed — that was already predetermined. Now I know that our Strang or Strange is from Weed as well through Glenn Strange from Weed, NM, famous for his portrayals of Frankenstein’s monster and also the bartender Noonan from Gunsmoke.

Only other *Noonan* beside the one in Texas is in Divide Co., ND near a *Strange* Siding. How odd; how strange if I may be allowed.

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65th

Jacks sabotages the ham radio located in Ullman’s Office, completely blocking the hotel from the outside world.

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While he’s prizing off the top, his head grazes a portion of the Colorado map on the wall. At first I thought there was an *extra county* Kubrick fabricated for the map that Jack’s head indicated, the 65th of the state beyond the actual real and present 64. But, if so, it doesn’t appear on the blu-ray version (Did I say here we purchased a blu-ray player for the first time? And I have The Shining on blu-ray!), so I’m just going to assume it’s a trick of the eyes. But this doesn’t discount that Jack’s head rests *right above* a plateau in northern Hinsdale County called *Canibal or Cannibal*. There’s a reason for this, I quickly found out, and it has to do with a man named Alferd Packer, famous in Colorado parts, and one of the most noted of all cannibals. Never mind that I hadn’t heard of him, and you probably haven’t either. His story from wikipedia…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alferd_Packer

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Old Hinsdale County map where I first came across “Canibal Plateau”, above the county seat of Lake City.

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Detail of the plateau. I was also curious to note the presence of both a Devil’s Creek and a Fourth of July Creek flowing near its northern side here. The final photo of The Shining supposedly comes from a 1921 Fourth of July celebration, where Jack is obviously posed as the tarot’s Baphomet, better known as *The Devil*. There’s also a Devil’s Lake, Devil’s Canyon and Inferno Creek nearby to reinforce the association. Again: quite bizarre seeming.

http://www.mytopo.com/products/quad.cfm?code=o38107a2

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Strongest evidence that Kubrick wanted to highlight Alferd Packer’s story here? It just so happens that Jack and his family discuss another famous cannibal story as they wind their way through the mountains toward the hotel on closing day. I’ll just insert the related dialog below. It concerns the Donner Party.

Here’s a thought: did Kubrick slyly indicate in all this that Jack not only wished to kill his family at the end but to *consume them*? I believe this is a strong possibility, given the evidence at hand.

So let’s return to shot 98 once more — touched upon in a blog post just before this one for something totally unrelated seeming — and pick up right after Wendy yawns…

DANNY: Dad.

JACK: Yes?

DANNY: I’m hungry.

JACK (irritated): Well, you should have eaten your breakfast.

But isn’t this a scene played out in countless cars on countless trips in countless families, so there’s no reason for the audience to count this against Jack. Still, another question mark as to his character is tabulated.

WENDY: We’ll get you something as soon as we get to the hotel.

DANNY: Okay, mom.

Speaking of getting something to eat…

WENDY: Hey, wasn’t it around here where the Donner party got snowbound?

And we remember Jack telling Ullman of her interest in horror stories.

JACK: I think that was farther west in the Sierras.

DANNY: What was the Donner Party?

JACK: They were a party of settlers in covered wagon times. They got snow bound one winter in the mountains and they had to resort to cannibalism in order to stay alive.

DANNY: You mean they ate each other up?

JACK: They had to in order to survive.

Wendy interrupts, reproving.

WENDY: Jack…

And of course we see it as an ill foreboding.

DANNY: Don’t worry, mom. I know all about cannibalism, I saw it on TV.

Raising his eyebrows, Jack contemptuously mocks.

JACK: See, it’s okay, he saw it on the television.

Video of this scene:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-y0UTtmJnhbbbJ/the_shining_1980_driving/

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