The 2018 Holiday Windows Report Has Begun!

This year, we are dedicating our coverage of the 2018 holiday windows in New York City and the Greater New York City Metropolitan Area to Cheryl Mackenzie. Do you know Cheryl? She probably knows you. I haven’t seen Cheryl in quite a while but I hope to see her everyday. Nothing so far. Cheryl? – these windows are for you, babe. Happy Holidays to you and to all of our friends who’s names do not appear on their driver’s licenses.

Let the coverage begin!

A SAD START – Christy Minstrel reports some very sad news to us tonight from the East side of Lexington Avenue and 59th St. regarding one of the Greater Metropolitan Area’s most renown annual displays. And now, the deeply troubling report…

This eew inspiring window display could do with an apology to pedestrians. This Boo-mingdales’ window silently screams, “I used glue!” and looks like nail polish smells.  What happened to concepts? Too hard to grasp? Then even an idea would have done more than more is more because in fact, more is more is a bore, especially when we are at war! The Wishnik hairdo and bedazzled ladder are not worthy of comment so don’t go looking for one because you’re not going to find a comment on the Wishnik hairdo and bedazzled ladder anywhere in this post. Save yourself some time and just stop reading this right now because this post is OVAH!

Trust the British on this one.

UFO Sightings Increase Again In Connecticut


The number of recent reported UFO sightings in Connecticut this fall continue to pour in. More than 75 sightings have been reported thus far during 2018, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

Newington and Stamford have had multiple sightings recently. Towns with recent reported sightings include: Newington, Burlington, Simsbury, Simsbury, Somers, Wallingford, Sandy Hook, Bridgeport, Harwington, and Stamford.

Here are all of the Connecticut communities that have reported at least one sighting in 2018 thus far: Newington, Bristol, Eastford, Lebanon, Plainville, Norwich, Fairfield, Plantsville, Danbury, Branford, Greenwich, West Haven, Southington, East Hartford, Norwalk, Bethany, Vernon, Stratford, Pawcatuck, Trumbull, Clinton, Meriden, Berlin, Shelton, Jewett City, Hartford, Torrington, Tolland, Middletown, Ridgefield, Darien, North Haven, Waterford, Winsted, Watertown, Bridgeport, Hebron, Southbury, Newington, Somers, Simsbury, Harwington, Wallingford, Sandy Hook, Burlington, and Coventry.

So does all of this mean there is something out there? Who knows. There have been a dozen reports from the end of August through early November.

Here are some reported recent accounts of various UFO sightings in Connecticut.

“I am a stay at home mom, who has never paid much attention to UFO’s. Last Friday, my kids were still asleep in bed, when I awoke at 6 am. I was in the bathroom and it was completely dark outside. All the sudden I noticed a bright light shining in through a large window. The light was travelling slowly across the bathroom floor, which has 3 large windows in it. I noticed it immediately, as we live deep in the forest, far away from neighbors. Our house is located on 8 acres of forested land, and the bathroom is on the second floor.

I walked over to the window and looked up, and to my utter shock and amazement, I saw a gigantic rectangular shape moving slowly just above the tree line. The window was open, and I heard a low humming noise coming from it. I was awestruck as I tried to make sense of what I was witnessing. The craft was as large as a 747 airplane in length, as it slowly passed by.

I couldn’t see any of the sides or the top as it was so low down and close to our home, less then 50 feet from the house. I could only see the bottom, which was filled with rows of red and white lights. There were 3 rows of glowing illuminated white round lights the whole length of the craft on each side, for a total of 6 rows.

In between the white rows of lights were 2 rows of red glowing lights. The lights were dim, similar to car headlights pulling up in front of the house at night, but were clearly round shaped. It was only one single craft, and due to its size and low flight above our home, it blocked out the night sky as it hovered slowly past. I was frozen in the spot, and didn’t even think to run and try to capture the image on my phone, which wasn’t on me. At each of the four corners were red blinking lights.

The shape was definitely flat and rectangular, like nothing I have ever seen in my life.The craft glided by for about 60 long seconds, and slowly drifted out of my line of sight, over the trees. As it got further away, the lights turned to look bluish, and I could no longer see the detail of the round lights. I called my husband right away, as he had already left for work, and then I called to report it to the local police, who had not received any other calls and didn’t know how to respond. I was very scared to witness this, and am still having a hard time coming to terms with it. I know it was much too large to be a drone of any type, and all other indications about its shape, sound, height, and movement prevent me from believing it was anything identifiable as man made,” reports a Simsbury resident.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with both the wife and husband, and both of them seemed to us to be responsible, sober-minded people. We strongly suspect that the wife’s account above is accurate, and a sincere account of a strange event. PD))

“Large lit object cruising at very low altitude over Rt 34 in CT at night – no airport immediately nearby. Witnessed while driving NW on RT 34 in CT between the Stevenson Dam and Great Ring Road.Object was floating at a low altitude over Route 34, it was very large, and had many white lights along the sides. Lights were steady – not flashing.

It was way too low and noiseless to be a 747 jet, and moving too slowly and silently. It looked like it was only a couple hundred feet up over the treetops. The shape was hard to describe, it looked rather rectangular when in front of us – like a big floating platform – then appeared to be more triangular as we passed underneath and looked back to try to get a better look.We turned into Great Ring Road and then tried to get a better look at it, but it was gone. There were plenty of planes in the sky at the same time – at normal altitudes though,” reported in Sandy Hook.

“4 glowing circular objects in the North Western sky near Meriden CT. My wife called me to one of our back upstairs windows, yelling about 4 UFOs in the sky. I can confirm that she wasn’t seeing things. She saw them appear as they were white glowing circular objects in the distance. They made formations in a V shape, They also were crossing paths, i.e. 2 of the objects would “bump” off of each other or were crossing paths – unsure.

They also changed color and glowed bright red. They flew low and high, i.e. 2 we’re behind the trees in the distance, while 2 ascended and occasionally disappeared and reappeared in our sight. We don’t believe these were aircraft as they weren’t traveling in a particular direction and then they just disappeared. We called a local airport and left a message as no one answered the phone. My wife also heard a strange noise outside which is what got her attention to look out the window in the first place,” reported in Wallingford.

The NUFORC has existed since 1974 and investigates reported sightings around the world. There have been more than 90,000 reports made globally.

You may think states like New Mexico — home of the infamous 1947 Roswell “UFO crash” (actually, the Air Force said the crash involved a weather balloon, not a flying saucer) — have the most sightings. However, a report by 24/7 Wall St., which is a financial news and opinion site, suggests you’re just as likely to see E.T. in the Northeast and Northwest.

Here are the top 10 places in the country for UFO sightings per 100,000 residents.

  1. Vermont
  2. Oregon
  3. Washington
  4. Maine
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Arizona
  7. New Mexico
  8. Alaska
  9. Montana
  10. Idaho

The most commonly reported UFO at 13 percent appears as a light. Others include disks, spheres, cigars, flashes and even formations.


It’s Tall Taper Weather

Once again it’s the time of year for 36″ or taller tapers, preferably in black.


Stock up. You never know when the power may go out. These are great even before you burn them because they are somewhat freakishly tall which scares a lot of people. Good. Candle haters and easy scares are not my type anyway.

Blessed Be.

Hail Satin. (It’s never out of style and looks so great by candlelight.)

Currently, there is a “Black Leather” scented candle being offered by a nationwide purveyor you may have heard of…Target? Anyway, the 6″ X 3″ pillar is only six doll hairs and let me tell you, it’s scented. It’s scented BACK! This thing is the ooh la la of overscented anythings. I’m smelling mine now. MMMMM. Smells “kinda” like leather. I have it in the original packaging (shrink wrapped and doubled bagged) and in the bottom of my closet under the Leather Squirrel sound system. Oooh  – leather. Yeah. It’s basically some kind of ultra-volatile un-stable scent molecule drenched fragrance bomb. I recomennd them highly…like if you’re high. Mine has been scenting my entire “pied-a-terre OK, soon to be on the market mini-loft’ for weeks. That’s a lot of scent for six clams.


These are perfect for musty smelling auditoriums, rubber wreaking blimp hangers and landfills. One should do it.

Super Top Secret Decorating Tip

This one’s FOR FREE – You probably heard about spider plants by now. They are all the way back and if you don’t have one yet, you will….soon. But the real insider’d tip that I can let you in on is The Brass Hanging Planter. It’s brass, it hangs thanks to a clever bracket and it’s the perfect place for a spider plant  (they love brass, ask ’em.)

This is an instant update for any tired apartment which is where most people reading this live. Look around you now, exciting? Probably not. Get a brass hanging planter going and watch what happens.n This tip is free. If you call Fernando you will pay thousands. Thank me later.

See? EX – CITE – MENT.

This part’s technical, but that’s the “bracket” that a designer would use to “install” your brass hanging planter. Yeah. It’s a decorator thing. Fernando knows all about these babies…$$$$. This is for insiders ONLY.

big hug,


A Very Non-Vegetarian Vincent Price Check

Price check.

Price Check on Billy’s Blog.

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check it:

PORK CHOPS – By Vincent Price

EXCERPT – A recently never published interview with Vincent Price


Vincent, before I ask you anything at all I have to ask you, are you any relation to Flo Price? …FLO Price, the baking author? No? No problem, moving on.*

Vincent I never realized you made so many cook books.

Did you know I worked on a cookbook too? Well, it was really more of a combination craft, cooking, how not to, type of joke, entertaining entertainment sort of fake bake … it’s hard to categorize actually. But I’ll tell you one thing, I had never worked with raw poultry before and certainly not in the dead of August and with hot lights.

“Chicken Shelves” – from  “I Like You” by Amy Sedaris

Well did you know that Halston did wigs?


There really are so many things that most people just don’t know.

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For (Town) Cryin’ Out Loud

Sept 30th – Grand Central – 5 Masonic – Provincetown – 9 to 1 – With me, your music maestro toute la nuit

c’est l’écureuil en cuir🖤🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐿🐩🐿