Galactus and three big celebrities spotted!

A big lineup of cosplay superheroes in the Gaslamp Quarter during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
A big lineup of cosplay superheroes in the Gaslamp Quarter during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!

Galactus and three big celebrities, all spotted on Friday morning! Prepare to be stunned, stupefied and utterly amazed!

You never know who (or what) you’ll see while walking about San Diego Comic-Con!

Dude Vader cosplay.
Dude Vader cosplay.
Dude Vader is a local cosplayer who has recently begun making his elaborate costumes with 3D printing.
Dude Vader is a local cosplayer who has recently begun making his elaborate costumes with 3D printing.
Silver Surfer is taking a moment to rest. I wonder if that means Galactus is coming...
Silver Surfer is taking a moment to rest. I wonder if that means Galactus is coming…
Lennie James, who plays Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead, talks with VIPs at the DeadQuarters offsite during 2019 Comic-Con.
Lennie James, the actor who plays Morgan Jones in The Walking Dead, talks with VIPs at the DeadQuarters offsite during 2019 Comic-Con.
Hogwarts students cosplay. The first guy denied he's Cedric.
Hogwarts students cosplay. The first guy denied he’s Cedric.
Little Shop of Horrors cosplay. The most original cosplay I've seen so far during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
Little Shop of Horrors cosplay. The most original cosplay I’ve seen so far during 2019 San Diego Comic-Con!
Wonder Woman cosplay. She was in a hurry to vanquish a villain down the street.
Wonder Woman cosplay. She was in a hurry to vanquish a villain down the street.
Super powered folk seem to be everywhere during Comic-Con!
Super powered folk seem to be everywhere during Comic-Con!
Yikes! Joker spotted me.
Yikes! Joker spotted me.
Captain Marvel is arriving in the nick of time.
Captain Marvel is arriving in the nick of time.
Freddy Krueger cosplay.
Freddy Krueger cosplay.
Freddy Krueger checks his phone.
Freddy Krueger checks his phone.
I was told with absolute sincerity that this puppet is a big YouTube celebrity.
I was told with absolute sincerity that this puppet is a big YouTube celebrity! Now do you believe me? You thought I was joking?
The Krusty Krab Funfair is that way.
The Krusty Krab Funfair is that way.
Doctor Strange and Loki cosplay.
Doctor Strange and Loki cosplay.
These guys informed me they're the Brothers Burns.
These guys informed me they’re the Brothers Burns.
Conan O'Brien lounges on a yacht during Comic-Con.
Another big celebrity sighting! Conan O’Brien lounges on a yacht during Comic-Con.
Mexican Deadpool cosplay.
Mexican Deadpool cosplay.
Die, Bart, Die.
Die, Bart, Die.
Luigi cosplay.
Luigi cosplay.
Thor, Scarlet Witch and Captain America cosplay.
Thor, Scarlet Witch and Captain America cosplay.
Venom cosplay.
Venom cosplay.
Take a ride on this Nerd Chariot.
Take a ride on this Nerd Chariot.
Hellboy cosplay.
Hellboy cosplay.
Scarlet Witch and Shazam cosplay.
Scarlet Witch and Shazam cosplay.
Super awesome Black Widow and Galactus cosplay!
It’s the coming of Galactus! Told you so! Awesome Black Widow and Galactus cosplay!
Well, I spotted Galactus and one real celebrity. That's the best I could do.
Unless that’s a celebrity secretly disguised under those big ears, I did manage to spot Galactus and one real honest-to-goodness celebrity this morning at 2019 Comic-Con. That’s the best I could do.

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Creepy clowns, ghosts and demons in a park!

Legions of creepy clowns, ghosts, demons and undead are slowly gathering in a popular city park. I photographed them lurking among shadowy trees and spooky buildings, waiting to terrify nice, innocent, completely unsuspecting people who happened to be walking down the park trail!

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As you might have guessed, this morning I took a stroll around the perimeter of The Haunted Trail, which is being built once again in the southwest corner of Balboa Park for Halloween!

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More fun and funny photos from Comic-Con!

Fun pop culture palm frond art. I recognize Ronald McDonald and Batman.
Fun palm frond art. I recognize Ronald McDonald and Batman.

Here’s one last batch of fun and funny photos from 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, including more great examples of cosplay.

I confess I didn’t stand in long lines for some of the more popular offsite attractions–I mainly just walked around. Watching people. Taking it all in. That’s what I love to do.

I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Now I’ll probably take a rest from blogging until next weekend. On Saturday, I’m going on a special tour at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Have a great week!

They never showed it in the Star Wars movies, but Darth Vader likes to wear sunglasses.
They never showed it in the Star Wars movies, but Darth Vader likes to wear sunglasses.
Why would an astronaut in an airless environment need camouflage?
Why would an astronaut in an airless environment need camouflage?
I'm Single. Free Drinks If You Find Me.
I’m Single. Free Drinks If You Find Me.
Stay Puft has a Mini-Marshmallow-Me!
Stay Puft has a Mini-Marshmallow-Me!
Shouldn't that guy be in some sort of containment bubble?
Shouldn’t that guy be in his containment bubble?
It's a Harley-cycle and a Bat-cycle!
It’s a Harley-cycle and a Bat-cycle!
I know San Diego gets a lot of tourists, but Spiderman?
I know San Diego gets a lot of tourists, but Spiderman?
The gentleman on the right goes by the name Colorful Guy.
The gentleman on the right goes by the name Colorful Guy.
Cosplay of Jinx from Teen Titans. Now that's some big hair.
Cosplay of Jinx from Teen Titans. Now that’s some big hair.
I believe I recognize Aladdin and Tinker Bell.
I believe I recognize Aladdin and Tinker Bell.
I was interested to learn that the rather unusual character on the right is named Bananapool.
I was interested to learn that the rather unusual character on the right is named Bananapool.
A zombie's about to have lunch at Dead Quarters.
A zombie’s about to have lunch at Dead Quarters.
Thank goodness for that fence!
Thank goodness for that fence!
This is what Comic-Con is really all about. This is how it started.
This is what Comic-Con is really all about. This is how it started.
Frozone strikes his action pose.
Frozone strikes his action pose.
At San Diego Comic-Con, you're never quite sure what you will see next.
At San Diego Comic-Con, you’re never quite sure what you will see next.
Azog and Nazgul cosplay.
Azog and Nazgul cosplay.
A sidewalk artist creating a fun cartoon.
A sidewalk artist creating a fun cartoon.
A very cool LEGO Cyborg cosplay made out of cardboard.
A very cool LEGO Cyborg cosplay made out of cardboard.
A small version of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
A small version of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
This guy said his unique cosplay is a combination of the Old West and Mad Max.
This guy said his unique cosplay is a combination of the Old West and Mad Max.
Spock enters a scene featuring Boba Fett. I'm detecting a bit of franchise confusion.
Spock enters a scene featuring Boba Fett. I’m detecting a bit of franchise confusion.
A dog in a tiny police car meets a real officer of the SDPD.
A dog in a tiny police car meets a real officer of the SDPD. Thanks to police heroes everyone was safe during Comic-Con.
Three peculiar versions of Deadpool. Take your pick.
Three peculiar versions of Deadpool. Take your pick.
Spock is now where he belongs.
Spock is now back where he belongs.
This guy is called One Punch Man. One is all it takes!
This guy is called One Punch Man. One is all it takes!
I see some Speed Racer characters!
I see some Speed Racer characters!
Cosplay of Rocksteady and Bebop from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Cosplay of Rocksteady and Bebop from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Lovely cultists, Sharkzilla feedings at Comic-Con!

Sharkzilla has taken another bite of a surfboard at The Experience during 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!
Sharkzilla has taken another bite of a surfboard at The Experience during 2018 San Diego Comic-Con!

As you will see, I had quite an experience at The Experience late this morning. This free public attraction is one of many offsites found around downtown during 2018 San Diego Comic-Con.

The very moment you enter, prepare to be mesmerized…

Looking down at The Experience in Petco Park's Lexus Premier Lot from the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge.
Looking down at The Experience in Petco Park’s Lexus Premier Lot from the Harbor Drive pedestrian bridge.
People stream into the fun Comic-Con offsite.
People stream into the fun, free to the public Comic-Con offsite.
Near the entrance, buses from hotels around the city drop off a motley group of Comic-Con attendees.
Near the entrance, buses from hotels around the city drop off a motley group of Comic-Con attendees.
Shark fins bob past the big stage at The Experience.
Shark fins bob past the big stage at The Experience.
People relax and watch a demo video game up on a big screen.
People relax and watch a demo video game up on a big screen.
Shortly after I arrive, three lovely, sweet, irresistible ladies with Sacred Lies prepare to encircle me with their scarfs.
Shortly after I arrive, three lovely, sweet, irresistible ladies with Sacred Lies prepare to encircle me with their scarfs.
Hello! Sign me up for your cult, or whatever it is!
I’m encircled! Hello! Sign me up for your cult, or whatever it is!
I spotted Pac-Gentleman again, near Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. That seems a lot of marshmallow for a gentleman to waka-waka-waka gobble all at once.
I spotted Pac-Gentleman again, near Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. That seems a lot of marshmallow for a gentleman to waka-waka-waka gobble all at once.
But I could easily gobble a few free scoops of DC Super Hero Ice Cream!
But I could probably digest a few free scoops of DC Super Hero Ice Cream!
At the Cloak and Dagger activation, this nice lady seemed about ready to give a sermon.
At the Cloak and Dagger activation, this nice lady seemed about ready to dazzle me with a sermon.
People who line up at Ghostbusters World can have their photo taken next to the original ECTO-1 from the movies.
People who line up at Ghostbusters World can have their photo taken next to the original ECTO-1 from the movies.
Hopefully Hulk doesn't become too angry when you get your group hug at the Marvel activation.
Hopefully Hulk doesn’t become too angry when you get your group hug at the Marvel Avengers activation.
The Impractical Jokers had a food truck serving Scoopski Potatoes.
The Impractical Jokers had a food truck serving Scoopski Potatoes.
I believe people could get free samples of Shin Black Noodle Soup, but I didn't check it out.
I believe people could get free samples of Shin Black Noodle Soup, but I didn’t check it out.
Project Blue Book had a Top Secret tent but with my sketchy background, I don't have clearance, so I averted my eyes.
Project Blue Book had a Top Secret tent. With my sketchy background, I don’t have clearance, so I averted my eyes.
A huge cool sculpture at the Guild Wars 2 activation.
A huge cool sculpture at the Guild Wars 2 activation.
Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week with an enormous life-size Megalodon named Sharkzilla.
Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week with an enormous life-size mechanical Megalodon named Sharkzilla.
I arrived in time for a Sharkzilla feeding. The huge shark is going to chomp on a wooden pallet!
I arrived in time for a Sharkzilla feeding. The huge hungry shark is going to chomp on a wooden pallet!
Personally, I find pallets to be unpalatable.
Personally, I find pallets to be unpalatable.
Maybe a surfboard tastes better.
Maybe a surfboard tastes better.
I remember having something like this done when I was a kid and got my braces.
I remember having something like this done when I was a kid and got my braces.
Some tasty bloody zombies that will be fed to Sharkzilla later in the day.
Some tasty bloody zombies that will be fed to Sharkzilla later in the day.

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The Walking Dead eat fans at 2017 Comic-Con!

A hungry zombie eyes dinner at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con . . . and it's me!
A hungry zombie eyes dinner at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con . . . and it’s me!

If you are nervous or squeamish, don’t look at these photos or read the captions. I’m warning you. It’s all quite gruesome.

The events you are about to witness happened today at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Some of the fans were completely unprepared for what happened…

Everyone was having a great time at Comic-Con. I was just wandering about, not paying very close attention.
Everyone was having a great time at Comic-Con. I was just wandering about, not paying very close attention.
That place looks cool. I'll go check that out. I wonder what they mean by Deadquarters?
That place looks cool. I’ll go check that out. I wonder what they mean by Deadquarters?
They've got a nice lounge! Awesome! My feet are tired!
They’ve got a nice lounge! Awesome! My feet are tired!
Let's all sit here and watch AMC's show Walking Dead. How entertaining and relaxing.
Let’s all sit here and watch AMC’s show The Walking Dead. How entertaining and relaxing.
Oh, wow! They've got pinball, too! This place rocks!
Oh, wow! They’ve got pinball, too! This place rocks!
A lady suddenly screamed and started running! Huh? What happened?
A lady suddenly screamed and started running! Huh? What happened?
Oh my gosh. That door says Dead Inside, and some hands are trying to open it from the inside.
Oh my gosh. That door says Dead Inside, and some hands are trying to open it from the inside.
Oh my goodness! They've got zombies loose in here! Where'd they come from.
Oh my goodness! They’ve got zombies loose in here! Where’d they come from.
Thank goodness this one doesn't seem to see me.
Thank goodness this one doesn’t seem to see me.
But this one does!
But this one does!
Get away from me! Seriously, I probably don't taste all that good!
Get away from me! I probably don’t taste all that good!
The Walking Dead Encounter! I wish I'd seen that sooner. Maybe some caffeine from a Mountain Dew will help me escape...
The Walking Dead Encounter! I wish I’d seen that sooner. Maybe some caffeine from a Mountain Dew will help me escape . . .
I see people are learning fighting skills to fend off these roving zombies.
I see fans of The Walking Dead are learning fighting skills to fend off these hungry zombies.
A tiny version of Deadpool was swinging a bat wrapped with barbed wire. I think he nailed a couple zombies.
A tiny version of Deadpool was swinging a bat wrapped with barbed wire. I think he nailed a couple zombies.
Over here, quick! Help! Where's that little superhero?
Over here, quick! Help! Where’s that little superhero?
Nobody seems to take these zombies very seriously. Watch out, people! They appear to be hungry!
Nobody seems to take these zombies very seriously. Watch out, people! They actually appear to be hungry!
Told you so!
Told you so!

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Comic-Con prepares for a zombie apocalypse!

The first of the walking dead have arrived in San Diego for 2017 Comic-Con. Fortunately, this guy was able to jump out of a hungry zombie's grasp just in time.
The first of the Walking Dead have arrived in San Diego for 2017 Comic-Con. Fortunately, this guy was able to jump out of a hungry zombie’s grasp just in time.

Workers at AMC’s Deadquarters on MLK Promenade are busy preparing for a zombie apocalypse! A small army of walking dead will be attending 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, and we’d like these hungry zombies to feel right at home.

As I walked around downtown this morning taking photos, it appeared to me that some of the living dead have already arrived!

In anticipation of rampaging zombies, workers at AMC's Deadquarters on MLK Promendade are applying dirt up the shabby furniture.
In anticipation of rampaging zombies, workers at AMC’s Deadquarters on MLK Promenade are applying stains to the shabby furniture.
This worker is busy applying blood to a file cabinet. Because the walking dead like to feel welcome when they gather around old, dilapidated junk.
This worker is busy applying blood to a file cabinet. Because gory zombies like to feel at home when they gather around old, dilapidated junk.
A lot of work is required to prepare for your average zombie apocalypse.
A lot of work is required to prepare for your average zombie apocalypse.
I saw this bloody Derry High School bus in the Petco Interactive Zone. Looks to me like it already brought in some zombies. They might be walking around San Diego right now...
I saw this bloody-looking Derry High School bus in the Petco Interactive Zone. Looks to me like it already brought in a few zombies. They might be walking around San Diego right now…

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Zombies gather in park, prepare to attack city.

Saturday evening, an army of zombies was spotted gathering in San Diego's Children's Park, getting ready to attack innocent humans attending 2016 Comic-Con.
Saturday evening, an army of zombies was spotted gathering in San Diego’s Children’s Park, getting ready to attack thousands of innocent humans attending 2016 Comic-Con.

I made it out alive. As you’ll see–just barely.

The 2016 San Diego Comic-Con zombie walk featured a huge army of bloodthirsty undead. They gathered in Children’s Park this evening and prepared to attack innocent humans hanging around San Diego’s nearby Gaslamp Quarter. I got away before the carnage began.

I was quickly reminded that I was living meat, so I kept a very careful distance. And I prayed these were slow zombies.
I was quickly reminded that I was living meat, so I kept a very careful distance. And I prayed these were slow zombies.
The undead kept gravitating toward the city park. Where they came from, I don't know. But they were on a mission. They planned to swarm into the nearby Gaslamp Quarter, where it was dinnertime and they could feast on innocent diners.
The undead kept gravitating toward the city park. Where they came from, I don’t know. They were on a mission. They planned to swarm into the nearby Gaslamp Quarter, where it was dinnertime and they could feast on innocent diners.
Many of these walking dead appeared to be in a rather state of poor health. Why did they keep eyeing me?
Many of these walking dead appeared to be in a rather poor state of health. Why did they keep eyeing me?
Goodness! Even a magical woodland fairy succumbed to the zombie plaque. I'm not sure why I'm hanging around.
Goodness! Even a magical woodland fairy succumbed to the zombie plague. I’m not sure why I’m hanging around.
Oh, horrors! Trump and Hillary have both become zombies! I guess we're all doomed no matter what.
Oh, horrors! Trump and Hillary have both become zombies! I guess we’re all doomed no matter what.
I've seen this gruesome dude before. I think I have a photo of him on my blog from another zombie walk. I guess the undead never die.
I’ve seen this gruesome dude before. I think I have a photo of him on my blog from another San Diego zombie walk. I guess the undead really never die.
This guy could use a moist towelette and very large bandage.
This guy could use a moist towelette and very large bandage.
How sweet. Mom zombie and son zombie are going to join the coming rampage. Family time together is heartwarming and wonderful.
How sweet. Mom zombie and son zombie are going to join the coming rampage. Family time together is so heartwarming and wonderful.
Unless, of course, Mom takes a bite of her unsuspecting son. I guess she couldn't wait to devour normal human flesh.
Unless, of course, Mom zombie takes a bite of her undead son. I guess she couldn’t wait to seek out normal human flesh.
This must be the hippest, best dressed zombie I ever saw. A hostess might be tricked and let him into one of those more fancy restaurants in the Gaslamp.
This must be the hippest, best dressed zombie I ever saw. A hostess might be tricked and let him into one of those more fancy restaurants in the Gaslamp.
When you're a zombie, and you want to video the coming carnage, what do you do? You jam a GoPro directly into your skull. Just keep the lens clean.
When you’re a zombie, and you want to video the coming carnage, what do you do? You jam a GoPro directly into your bloody skull. Just keep the lens clean.
I don't think plastic surgery will fix that.
I don’t think plastic surgery will fix that.
The zombies listened (to the best of their ability) as the plan of attack was laid before them. The city's living residents seemed doomed. I thought it wise at this point to discretely walk away.
The zombies listened (to the best of their ability) as the plan of attack was laid before them. The city’s living residents seemed completely doomed. I thought it wise at this point to discretely walk away.
Oh, no! Too late!
Oh, no! Too late!

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A pile of scary, ghostly horrors in a city park!

Creepy skulls await visitors near entrance to The Haunted Trail for the approaching Halloween season.
Creepy skulls await visitors near entrance to The Haunted Trail.  Many visitors will scream this coming Halloween season.

Is it nearly Autumn? That means Halloween is quickly approaching! And so are the usual nightmarish horrors!

I saw during a walk through Balboa Park’s west end that The Haunted Trail is under construction. Around Halloween, the annual outdoor “haunted house” scares even the bravest living residents of San Diego. Passing through the dark, ghostly trees at night might be scary enough, but imagine being surrounded by legions of hellish ghouls and flesh-eating zombies!

I conquered my own fear and poked my camera over a fence to record the coming terror…

The Haunted Trail is under construction on the west end of Balboa Park. Workers seem to be just getting started.
The Haunted Trail is under construction on the west end of Balboa Park. Workers seem to be just getting started.
Bloody decapitated heads on pikes will scare thrill-seekers in the dark of night!
Bloody decapitated heads on pikes will scare thrill-seekers in the dark of night!
Various dummies arranged on the leafy ground. Like the undead, they will soon rise!
Various dummies arranged on the leafy ground. Like the undead, they will soon rise!
What would Halloween be without a pumpkin head. And some ghouls, ghosts, specters and whatnot.
What would Halloween be without a pumpkin head? And some ghouls, ghosts, specters and miscellaneous whatnot.
That's one big pile of terribly mangled bodies. It almost looks like what happens during a fumble in football.
That’s one big pile of terribly mangled bodies. It almost looks like what happens during a fumble in football.
I thought one grim reaper was quite enough, thank you.
I thought one grim reaper was quite enough, thank you!
And to top it all off, a good old spooky demon with horns. October must be approaching!
And to top it all off, a good old spooky demon with horns. October must be approaching!

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Some cool photos from Comic-Con Preview Night.

Hundreds of cool Star Wars collectibles are on display and for sale during San Diego Comic-Con.
Many cool Star Wars collectibles are on display and for sale during San Diego Comic-Con.

I’ve got a glut of cool photos from 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night. But it’s getting late and I’m getting sleepy. So here’s just the first batch for now…

Star Trek Ugly Dolls graphics at Preview Night in the San Diego Convention Center.
Star Trek Ugly Dolls graphics at Preview Night in the San Diego Convention Center.
An extraterrestrial and Medusa. There are many fantastic, detailed models exhibited at Comic-Con on the convention floor.
An extraterrestrial and Medusa. There are hundreds of fantastic, detailed models at Comic-Con on the convention floor.
Imaginative t-shirts featuring Edgar Allan Poe and Nikola Tesla.
Imaginative t-shirts featuring Edgar Allan Poe and Nikola Tesla.
A super cool Batman towers above the crowd in the Funko area.
A super cool Batman towers above the crowd near the Funko sign.
Scooby and the gang are in San Diego with the Mystery Machine!
Scooby and the gang are in San Diego with their Mystery Machine!
This zombie was getting a little too close for comfort.
This zombie was getting a little too close for comfort.
It seems the walking dead at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con were having problems with these revolving doors.
It seems the walking dead at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con are having problems with these revolving doors.
This is getting pretty darn frightening.
This is becoming pretty darn frightening.
I forgot this guy's clever name. Something like Screw Head.
I forgot this guy’s clever name. Something like Screw Head.
This monstrous orc with a hammer is from the awesome Warcraft exhibit.
This monstrous orc with a hammer is from the awesome Warcraft exhibit.
Adult Swim had fun and games, and prizes slid out of the cat's mouth.
Adult Swim has fun and games, and prizes slide out of the cat’s mouth.
Kuato from Total Recall was making the rounds at Comic-Con, unconcerned about staying hidden, it seems.
Kuato from Total Recall was making the rounds at Comic-Con, unconcerned about staying hidden, it seems.
R2-D2 looks kind of lonely.
R2-D2 looks kind of lonely.
Jabba the Hutt figurine on display at San Diego Comic-Con.
Jabba the Hutt figurine on display at San Diego Comic-Con.
I saw several angry Hulks on the verge of smashing something.
I saw several angry Hulks on the verge of smashing something.
Spiderman has his own awesome Hot Wheels car!
Spiderman has his own awesome Hot Wheels car!
This proud Batman just has to suck it up, surrounded by lesser figures.
This proud Batman just has to suck it up, surrounded by lesser figures.
In addition to full-size Batman and Superman costumes for sale, these cool creations can be yours to wear as you please.
In addition to full-size Batman and Superman costumes for sale, these fantastic creations can be yours to wear as you please.
Looks like Predator ripped the skull and spine right outa somebody.
Looks like Predator ripped the skull and spine right outa somebody.
Yeah, Iron Man is always pretty popular.
Yeah, Iron Man is always pretty popular.
Penguin figurine on display at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Penguin figurine on display at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.
Pop culture fan with camera records all sorts of cool sights in one display case.
Pop culture fan with camera records all sorts of cool sights in one display case.
The large Star Wars area has film clips playing overhead from the classic movies.
The large Star Wars area has film clips playing overhead from the classic movies.
This speeder is used by the character Rey in the upcoming Star Wars film.
This speeder is used by the character Rey in the upcoming Star Wars film.
R2-D2, C-3PO, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and the Millennium Falcon are busting through a wall.
R2-D2, C-3PO, a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and the Millennium Falcon are busting through a wall.
Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump, a super popular manga.
Fresh from the pages of Shonen Jump, a super popular manga.
The extensive LEGO area at Comic-Con contains lots of cool LEGO models.
The extensive LEGO area at Comic-Con contains lots of cool LEGO models.
Perhaps the coolest LEGO model is of the epic battle in Avengers II between Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor.
Perhaps the coolest LEGO model is of the epic battle in Avengers II between Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor.

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Ghosts seen rising from graves on Haunted Trail.

One of several huge monsters awaiting visitors to the 2014 Haunted Trail.
One of several huge monsters awaiting visitors to the 2014 Haunted Trail.

Warning! Some of the upcoming pics are pretty darn scary! You’ve been warned!

Runner in Balboa Park passes behind a grinning ghoul!
Runner in Balboa Park passes behind a grinning ghoul!

This morning I was nearly frightened out of my wits. I was taking a nice brisk walk up the west side of Balboa Park, enjoying the fresh air and at peace with the world…when I found myself surrounded! I couldn’t escape from silent ghosts rising from the cold ground all around me!  A catastrophe!  The horror!  I had met my doom!

Oh, thank goodness, I realized at last. It’s just the Haunted Trail. You know, the yearly outdoor “haunted house” that’s extremely popular in San Diego around Halloween.

The spooky attraction, which brings in thousands of thrill-seekers on dark Autumn nights, is under construction once again. It’s larger than ever and looks super spooky. I walked around the perimeter and tried to get a bunch of cool daytime photos for you to enjoy. Here they are…

Black-robed ghosts and grim reapers are rising in the popular Halloween attraction.
Black-robed ghosts and grim reapers are rising in the popular Halloween attraction.
A ghost town in the mournful trees contains many grisly and horrible surprises!
A ghost town in the mournful trees contains many grisly and horrible surprises!
Welcome to Silent Hill, where nightmares rise from a well.
Welcome to Silent Hill, where nightmares rise from a well.
Props on ground behind a school bus filled with Halloween frights.
Props piled on ground behind a school bus filled with Halloween frights.
In late September, the Haunted Trail is a work in progress.
In late September, the Haunted Trail is a work in progress.
Mangled cloth mannequins lie lifeless on dead leaves.
Mangled cloth mannequins lie limp and lifeless on dead leaves.
Artists creating the scary park trail use gallons of paint each year.
Artists creating the scary park trail use gallons of paint each year.
Entrance to Haunted Trail rises again this year, as do many spooky old props.
Entrance to Haunted Trail rises again this year, as do many spooky old props.
Close look at skulls embedded in the castle-like entrance.
Close look at skulls embedded in the castle-like entrance.
Structure made of bones beside a Haunted Trail sign just inside entrance.
Structure made of skeleton bones beside a Haunted Trail sign just inside entrance.
Here's that huge bloody yeti I took a pic of last year, just as frightening as ever!
Here’s that huge bloody yeti I took a pic of last year, just as frightening as ever!
This poor guy has sat in that electric chair for so many years he must have a stiff back.
This poor guy has sat in that electric chair for so many years he must have a stiff back.
Surprise! Another zombie, ghoul or creature waiting to scare some nice visitor.
Surprise! Another zombie, ghoul or creature ready to scare a nice fun-seeking visitor.
This prop lying on the ground is quite eerie and realistic.
This prop lying on the ground is quite eerie and realistic.
A ravenous, hellish hound prowls the perimeter of a vast cemetery.
A ravenous, hellish hound prowls among tombstones in a dark cemetery.
I suppose all the undead have risen from this scary graveyard on the Haunted Trail!
I suppose all the undead have risen from this scary graveyard on the Haunted Trail!

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