Exclusive Expose


ELLEN WINDLEY                                                                                       November 24, 2015

Steven Spielberg requested a crystal ball reading to help him cope with a secret fear that has been haunting him for years. Here is an eyewitness account and video of the actual crystal ball images seen by Steven Spielberg and captured on hidden camera footage.

Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg


Esmerelda:  Welcome Steven, I’ve been expecting you. 

Spielberg:  Esmerelda, please you have to help me!  Every time I attempt to turn on my TV or watch a movie I am stricken with fear that I can not overcome.  Can you help me figure out why I have this fear and if it will ever go away?

Esmerelda:  Yes Steven, we can look into my crystal ball to uncover the truths that reside deep within you.  But heed my warning, the anguish will be yours to bare.  Now please sit, take a deep breath and relax.  Look into the crystal ball and let’s see what it reveals to us about your fears.


Spielberg:  Esmerelda, I told you of my fears why would you show me such horrifying images?  I do not understand!

Esmerelda:  Steven, I do not bring these images . . . . this darkness already resides within you.

     Let us look beyond these images for something good.  Please once again take a deep breath and relax.  Look into the crystal ball and think about being at home with your family.


Esmerelda:  I am sorry Steven.  I have never seen such darkness in one man.  The television is something that truly haunts you.  We must find something within you that is happy and good.  Look once more into the crystal ball and try to imagine that you are at the beach, where there are no televisions, you are simply enjoying a day filled with sunshine.


Esmerelda:  Well, this is very serious.  Please we must keep digging deep within you until something good can be seen.  Perhaps if you imagine that you are in a desert, far from any shark filled waters.


Esmerelda:  Steven please!  I fear you are not trying.  When I said imagine the desert I meant someplace with dusty dirt, not a cave with falling rock and daggers.  Try again; but this time without the giant boulder chasing you.  You must think happy thoughts only.

No Boulders

Esmerelda:  Well that’s better . . . I knew we could find the good within you.  Let’s try it one more time to be sure.  The Thanksgiving Day parade is happening in a few days.  Look one last time into the crystal ball and try to imagine you are at the parade watching the floats and balloons pass by.


Spielberg:  Esmerelda, thank you!  You have helped me overcome the dark images that haunted my thoughts.  

Esmerelda:  You are welcome Steven.  Now you may go forward and share your happy images with the world.

What’s next . . . will Steven Spielberg now share only happy images with the world?  Has Hollywood lost its’ greatest creator of horror films?   Will Esmerelda become the Fortune Teller to the stars?  To explore these questions TIME Magazine will publish future articles featuring interviews with some of Hollywood’s top movie producers and an expert psychologist on phobias.

Spielberg’s Secret Revealed

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                                                           November 24, 2015

Exclusive eyewitness accounts and hidden camera video reveal a secret that Steven Spielberg has kept from Hollywood and the world.   Earlier this week, Spielberg was seen entering Esmerelda’s Chamber of Truth located at 100 Cemetery Lane. Our eyewitness followed him in and has provided a detailed account of what happened.  TIME Magazine has confirmed Spielberg’s visit to the Fortune Teller. According to our eyewitness, Spielberg was there seeking a crystal ball reading from Esmerelda, the Fortune Teller.  He requested the crystal ball reading to help him cope with a fear that has been haunting him for years.  If you dare to uncover the truth of his secret for yourself, you can read the eyewitness account and see video of the actual crystal ball images seen by Steven Spielberg and captured on hidden camera footage.  WARNING:  VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES.

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Final Project Idea

I spent all day yesterday trying to find some software that would allow me to create an awesome comic strip for the final project.  It was a big waste of time.  I spent all day signing up to use software that I could not figure out how to navigate only to have my mailbox fill up with marketing mail from the sites.  Ugh!

My host character was originally thought of in the form of a comic cartoon character, but I have also used another image for her so I don’t have to stick with the comic idea.  So then at the end of my rope I took the advise of Gabi and looked back at what I have already done.  I was inspired . . . so here’s the story idea. My host character, Esmerelda is a fortune teller . . . so it hits the news that Steven Spielberg visits a fortune teller and an undercover camera catches the crystal ball images that are revealed to him.  Below is a news magazine cover that I found and edited as my first element for the project.

Magazine Cover Edit

Once I Googled Steven Spielberg and found this image the story unfolded in my thoughts and I was able to write the story I would tell for the assignment.  The hook is he is seeking a crystal ball reading because he is afraid of his TV and he wants the fortune teller to help him understand why.  The irony is that Steven Spielberg, as most of you know, is a writer and director of many films and is well known for his horror stories.  For him to be afraid of the TV would be big news.  As Steven and Esmerelda (the fortune teller) look into the crystal ball the first images they see are horrifying sights and each time they look again it gets better until they are seeing cartoon characters dancing and singing in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.  These are all images from Steven Spielberg movies . . . the images that fill his thoughts, of course.

Here’s the run down of the movie images they see each time they look:

The Ring – a movie about how watching TV can kill you.

Poltergeist – a family haunted by super natural demons who use the TV to communicate with the small child in the house.

No wonder he is afraid of his TV!

JAWS – a man eating shark attacks people enjoying a sunny day at the beach.

Indiana Jones – no where near the beach and sharks but a man is being chased down by a giant boulder.

Fievel Goes West – a cartoon movie of a mouse traveling.  Better but he is still met with turmoil along his journey.

We’re Back – a cartoon movie with dinosaurs dancing and singing in the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Success!  Steven Spielberg is now seeing only non-threatening, happy cartoon characters.  But wait, does that mean Steven Spielberg will never create another horror story?  Is this the end of a legend as we know him?  Esmerelda, what have you done!

I do like this idea.  Picking a fortune teller for my host character has proven to be a good idea.  I did give some real thought to how I would use a host character to introduce stories.  The concept of looking into the crystal ball and seeing the story unfold there seemed like something that would work.

Once I had the story idea it came together quickly because it was building on things I had already done.  We had already used horror films as a review for our radio project.  Luckily I kept good notes on the sources used for that in our shared Googledoc; so I just went back to that data and got links to the movie clips which were Steven Spielberg films.  That is where it all began to fall into place.   I am hoping to spend time with my family next weekend so the more I can accomplish this weekend the better.

Have a great Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Project Ideas

I should leave this a blank page . . . because that would sum up my project ideas.  I hope it will all come together this weekend.

My host character Esmerelda the fortune teller was made in the image of a comic character.  I take a class at the UMW Stafford campus on Thursday nights where I saw a sign for a software available in their library for making comics.  Great I thought . . . so I went in yesterday and took a look.  Nope not gonna help.  This software is simply for colorful posters or something.  Oh well onward I go; wandering around in the dark!