Thursday, October 11, 2018

And now, for a true ghost story ...

The long-awaited video for The Secret Commonwealth's The Glowin' Bones of  Craggie Hope premiered at the 2018 Monsters & Merriment show.

It is a ghost story - and a true one at that - I wanted to share with you here...

The events of the story took place in Craggie Hope, a small rail stop town in the late 1800s, during the height of Tennessee's wilder days and, without giving away the story, it deals with "things that die that don't lie down...." as goes TSC singer/founder Troy Guinn's lyrics.

You'll just have to watch it and see for yourself. I especially love this song during the autumn season as Halloween draws near... the crisp chill in the air as the leaves loosen from the trees and sail in the wind, and shadows are early and abundant as the veil begins to lift, certainly enhances this ghost tale for sure (and sends shivers down the spine!). 

Both this song and story are quite near and dear to me in many ways, namely because I so love the song but also due to the fact that this occurred in my neighborhood, a few miles down the road from where I live.

Filmed primarily on the actual train tracks in Craggie Hope, it was also partly filmed on our property (the second time The Secret Commonwealth lensed a video here, proud to say) as well as a few other locations in the area. We're always thrilled to be part of production, especially where TSC is concerned.

The entire album that this song is on, Uninvited Guest, is also known as their "Halloween" album. It's full of wonderful tales about history, love, loss, cryptids and, of course, ghosts and hauntings. It quickly became one of my favorite albums and I'm usually listening to it many times a week (or day!). It is absolutely fantastic - I never grow tired of hearing it.

You can pick up a copy of it by clicking the link below.

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