It’s Halloween weekend, and what better way to kick off this week’s video roundup than with a little spooky fun? Here’s a video of country singer and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler trying her hand at being a ghost hunter by visiting the Smith-McDowell House late at night. I’m a little surprised to see the house presented as “the most haunted mansion in Asheville”—I can’t say I’ve ever heard anyone claim it was haunted—but the night-vision shots and editing do make it look kinda creepy I guess.
A lot of people visit Asheville for the scenic views, the live music scene, the broad selection of uniquely local goods and the abundance of art and culture. Austin Thompson, however, appears to have come to Asheville to ride a plastic tub around a Wal-Mart parking lot, wakeboard-style, in the dead of night. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until Asheville becomes known as the Wal-Mart wakeboarding capital of the Southeast.
Another popular reason for people to come to Asheville has nothing to do with Wal-Mart wakeboarding or the paranormal, but rather for the abundance of alternative health and green living resources in the area. Here’s The Raw Food World’s Matt and Angela discussing their theory that Asheville’s spring water is somehow “magical” and causing them to “detox” from that crappy standard H2O all those non-Asheville types drink. (Or perhaps our very water is haunted, and that’s why they feel so strange!)
Of course, we don’t want to stray too far from our Halloween theme here, so let’s take a look at part one of the Chad Nesbitt documentary The Search for the Erwin Ghost, which is all about looking for the ethereal beings that supposedly haunt Erwin High School. Part two is here.
And we close this week’s Video-A-Go-Go with a joint performance by two bands—Now You See Them and Holy Ghost Tent Revival—as they combine forces for the song “The Haunting” at a recent show at the Emerald Lounge. Ghosts and haunting on Halloween weekend? Don’t get too excited; it’s not a song about anything paranormal, just doomed love. It’s still a fun song, though.
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