Monster Safety Tips
Pop Culture, through fairy tales, books, and movies, has introduced us to frightening creatures of the night. Even though they can be scary, Pop Culture has also offered us cures for those things that scare us. I should start off with a disclaimer, these tips are for actual monsters, not regular people in costumes – AND Most of the advice I’m giving is from television, movies, books, and Wikipedia, so take that into account.
The other type of ghost is the “unfinished business” type of ghost, usually involving an injustice in their lives, or a feeling of guilt over an action they took while alive. Sometimes a little understanding or helping finish or filling that gap in their (previous) life can resolve the issue, and send them into the light.
Ghost Fun Facts: If the ghost seems aggressive, turn on a light. Also, they seem to hate crowds, so bring a friend or two.
Monsters (Under Your Bed)
The monster under the bed story:
The best bet for killing a mummy: burning them to ash.
Night Monster Fun Fact: Most survivors of night monster onslaughts are virgins.
Sea Monster Fun Fact: Once they task they have been summoned for is completed or forgiven, they will once again go into the sea with little or no additional carnage.
When engaging a werewolf, remember that silver can kill a werewolf, and silver-tipped arrows from a crossbow have been known to work best.
Werewolf Fun Fact: Some werewolves can still be loyal to the human race, in spite of their current species circumstance.
1. Any symbol of your true Faith can keep a Vampire away; a Bible, a Cross or Star of David, will work.
Vampire Fun Fact: Old mirrors were based on silver for the reflection. Modern mirrors often do not, so don’t rely on mirrors to see if your new friend is a vampire – they can see themselves in most modern mirrors, which is why so many vampires have perfect hair. Tricking them with garlic is your best bet.
Generally, they keep to themselves and won’t bother you unless provoked, or at the bidding of an evil creature or higher power. Do not approach a witch, especially in their home. Your safest location is any consecrated (blessed) building or cemetery.
Zombie Fun Fact – Zombies created from magic by necromancers usually seem slow-moving, but in reality are only a few steps behind you if you are trying to run to safety. Zombies created by science are very fast, probably faster than you.
Top 10 General Monster Safety Tips:
Standard monster safety kit items include salt (enough to make a circle around you and your friends), sharp wooden stakes, spare cellphones, matches, an old mirror (silver-based), garlic, silver bullets, and sage. If you are adept, a sword or axe for decapitating your fiend can be a lifesaver. Wear comfortable running shoes. You can’t run away from a monster in flip-flops.
For giant monsters (kaiju) and aliens, your best bet is hiding in as safe a position as you can and hope/pray for your military’s victory. If things get intense, decapitation works for most aliens, if you can determine were their head or brain is, as well as giant monsters, if circumstances allow.
Aliens Fun Facts: Often an irritating sound can hurt aliens, possibly even kill them. If you can add a battery-powered multi-spectrum sound amplification system to your monster safety kit, it would probably be more helpful than that old spare tire in your car’s trunk.