Monday, January 27, 2014

I'm back, and I've brought my childhood with me....

I either have a great memory or I am fantastic at using my imagination when it comes to memories of my childhood.  Many of them are vivid memories, like old episodes of Full House.  Over the past few years I have found that these stories, although sometimes sad or awkward, are hilarious to my friends.   I've decided it's time to bring this blog back, and let all of you know what is inside Hern's head, the childhood years (wonder years was already taken). I've made a list and will pick one memory (in no particular order) from my list to blog about every few days (I'm not committing to everyday.  I'm tired.  I'm doing P90X. I'm 31 can't make me)

So here it is-  Memory # 1  Ghost in 3 men and a baby

I don't remember how old I was exactly.  I know we were still living in town so I was at most 8, but probably more like 6 when this happened.  My 2 older brothers were watching me while my mom went to pick up my dad from work.  We were watching 3 men and a Baby on VHS.  There is a scene in the movie where there appears to be a boy standing behind one of the curtains.  Now, I will let you in on a little secret.  I hate scary movies.  The Blair Witch Project gave me nightmares. I keep my cabinets shut as much as possible because of Paranormal Activity.  My eight year old asked me to cover up his television because he said his reflection looked like it had black eyes and I straight up agreed with him.  And I think I can trace this fear back to that 3 men and a baby scene.

So, the "legend" went that in this scene was the ghost of boy who died on the set.  And we watched it, over and over and over.  And then, my brothers decided to pause it on that scene.  And then go down to our neighbor's house to see if their copy of the movie had the same thing in it.  Apparently I was supposed to follow them?  But instead I stood there.  Frozen.  Staring at the "ghost". For 19 hours.  Ok, so it was probably like 2 minutes.

You can view this scene on you tube or somewhere online. I did read that what you see is actually a cardboard cutout of Ted Danson in a top hat. Damn it, I just googled the movie to make sure I spelled his name right and up popped a picture of the stupid ghost.  Well guess I'm not sleeping tonight.  Son of a bitch.

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