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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Attack of "The Flies" Suspense/Horror at Crisp Point

Crisp Point Lighthouse is located on the deserted shore of Lake Superior, just 37 miles north of Newberry, Michigan.  The Lighthouse is considered one of the most inaccessible and lonely mainland lighthouses in the Upper Peninsula and can be reached by taking a narrow country road through the Lake Superior State Forest.  It is a very long drive of endless woods and it is completely isolated from civilization.  When I got out of my car, flies started swarming around my legs, I started walking toward the lighthouse, the flies keep coming until there were at least a hundred or more, biting and attacking my arms and legs.  I had to run into the lighthouse to fight them off.  They did not like the cool air inside and did not enter the lighthouse but attacked me again as soon as I went back outside.  It was surreal like "The Birds" a 1963 suspense/horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock except this movie would be called "The Flies".  I had to run to the car and jump in and close the windows and kill the ones that came inside with my bare hands.  The inside windows and my hands were covered in "fly blood".  I had hundreds of fly bits on my legs and arms and was lucky to escape.  The pictures of the park look serene and peaceful but the flies are hidden and lurking in the trees and brushes.  Woe to those who visit Crisp Point without powerful "Bug Off"!

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