Sunday, June 08, 2008

Where do people get these things?

So, a good friend of mine sent me the link from the El Paso Times article about the arrest of several people inside the park and I have to say, where are you people coming up with these ideas?

So, I began some research into this urban legend and wouldn't you know I found a forum where it talks about ghosts and Magic Landing. Problem is, these not-so-bright persons posted it on a city website. Now, whether or not these individuals found this website or another, who knows.

Of course, the proper thing to do would have been to contact the property owner to see if he would grant a rag-tag team of amateur investigators with little to no tools to test the scientific explanations behind the rumors and conjecture found on an internet posting that the property that has not seen a paid customer is over 20 years has a ghost problem reported by other "investigators" that felt spooked being inside the park illegally.

That makes perfect sense to me. Why on earth did the property owners not give them permission to- oh, wait, thats right. He never got asked.

People, use some common sense. If you tried to get into a piece of property that had caught fire under suspicious circumstances, you should think that there might be extra efforts looking into the well being of the remainder of the park.

When it caught fire, did I want to go down to the park and see what the hell happened? Yes. I wanted to like nobody's business. I talked myself out of going, just cause I didn't want to see what's left. What few photos I snagged with my camera that day are all I have, and as long as I'm told there are photos out there of the parks existence, that is what will drive me to continue with this site.

Please, for your safety AND sake of no criminal records, don't break in.

I know this is hypocritical of me to say, but do as I say, not as I did.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Well, it's definitely not Mystery Inc, but a band of 5-6 ghost hunters were caught inside Magic Landing's property last night.

Reports of the incident say they group were in the park after hearing about ghosts that haunt the park.


There aren't any ghosts.

If you wanted to find any ghosts, you ask permission of the park owners and enlist the real Ghost Hunters.

People, breaking & entering is wrong. Don't do it.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

See what happens when you clean your thumbs?

Sadly there is no '3B'. The clipping has been misplaced. Shame really.

The newspaper clipping is looking at the facade of the row of buildings at the end of Texas Street, the workers are working on the base of the Ferris wheel. You can see the detail of the corner awnings and doors in the picture below and compare to whats left above.

It's definitely awesome to see the park in its construction phase, especially now that a lot has been destroyed.

I will never get the chance to get the picture I wanted to get, it would have been a "down Texas Street" shot of the park looking at what would have been the Ferris wheel. It's funny, I was freaking out about getting the flagpole perfectly straight in the shot (free handed) that I neglected to get the buildings to the right. They were the ones that burned to a crisp.

It's a bitter reminder whenever I head out to Horizon City to see friends.

Not that I dwell in the past, or anything.