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Week in Weird’s Tin Foil Hat Challenge

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Skellie and me sportin’ our tin foil hats!

Have you heard about Week in Weird’s Tin-Foil hat Challenge?

In a nutshell, it’s a contest…where you could win a piece of the Amityville Horror House. If you dare own such a thing…

Here’s the details from Week in Weird’s site:

From now until Sunday, August 21, we’re issuing the Tin Foil Challenge: a call for lovers of the paranormal and the unexplained to pose with their best foil helmets.

We’ll pick three winners who will each get a goodie bag full of awesome stuff like embroidered talismans, glow-in-the-dark UFO buttons, vinyl stickers, and more. The first-place winner will receive a couple extra special things – a glow-in-the-dark Planet Weird t-shirt and an actual piece of the Amityville Horror house pulled from the plank in the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult private collection!

Here’s what I wrote on Facebook when I learned of it:

Note in particular the “Oh, I’m SO doing this,” part.

With all the bad going on in the world, it’s always nice when someone throws out something fun to bring people together. (Especially for us paranormal peeps.)

Proud Weirdo

So of course I had to make a hat.

But I didn’t stop there. I had to get my sidekick Skellie in on the act too.

My Entry

I got the hashtag a little wrong on my sign, though. But I got it right on my Twitter entry. (It’s supposed to be tagged with #PlanetWeird.)

How to Enter the #PlanetWeird Tin Foil Hat Contest

For the full post, see:

But here’s the super easy nitty gritty straight from their site:

After you’ve posed with your foil helmet, post the image to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #PlanetWeird. Tagging us so we don’t miss the post helps. That’s all there is to it! Celebrate weirdness, flex your creative muscles, and win some cool stuff.

WARNING: Stiff Competition!

I do not envy Greg and Dana the job of judging. I’m not on Instagram but there a lot of great entries on Twitter and Facebook.

Here are my favorites (in no particular order):

There’s also a couple more on Facebook that I couldn’t embed here because they’re not public posts, but one is a little black dachshund wearing the cutest tin foil hat with googly eyes on top of it.

The other is a guy sitting on a couch with a little boy on his left, a little girl on his right, and a pug in front of them. All with hats. And there’s a balloon comment coming form the little girl that reads, “This happens every time Uncle Jim baby sits aliens!” Funny stuff.

This is why I do not envy their job of judging.

Which is your favorite?

Just type in #PlanetWeird in the search box on Facebook or Twitter, and I’m assuming Instagram (don’t have it so not sure how it works, but expect it’s similar to these) to see all the entries.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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