Lovecraft was right, part 724

New science suggest that “unlighted” and “pallid” stars may generate the “thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes”, while remaining “voiceless”…

When they are accumulating new material stars could generate sound in a very similar manner to that which we observed in the laboratory — so the stars might be singing — but, since sound cannot propagate through the vacuum of space, no-one can hear them.”

… whirled blindly past ghastly midnights of rotting creation, corpses of dead worlds with sores that were cities, charnel winds that brush the pallid stars and make them flicker low. Beyond the worlds vague ghosts of monstrous things; half-seen columns of unsanctified temples that rest on nameless rocks beneath space and reach up to dizzy vacua above the spheres of light and darkness. And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic, tenebrous ultimate gods—the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul is Nyarlathotep.” (“Nyarlathotep”)

St. John’s Park

Possible $150 venue for a NecronomiCon Providence 2015 picnic, if one were willing to gamble on the weather…

June 9th, 2014. The Federal Hill Commerce Association (FHCA), a nonprofit organization representing businesses on Federal Hill, recently announced that it is making St. John’s Park on Atwells Avenue available to businesses and individuals for celebrations, charity events, and outings. Copies of the St. John’s Park rental contract can be downloaded from FCHA’s website. Anyone interested in renting the park can contact Chris Chabot, FHCA’s secretary: Tel: 401-432-7783. E-mail: info@federalhillprov.com

St. John’s on Atwell Avenue was the setting for “The Haunter of the Dark”. The church was closed in 1991 and demolished in the early 1990s, and the site is now St. John’s Park. It has some stone posts and stairs from the old church, and a granite edging. Lovecraft also wrote a poem about a proposal to rename Atwell’s Avenue to “Columbus Avenue”.

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