Monthly Archives: October 2014

Polybius: Legends of the Northwest 4

According to legend, in 1981, there were two arcade consoles released in Portland, OR called Polybius. Customers came into an unnamed arcade and played this game. They began to have seizures, fainting and experienced psychotic behavior. Depending on what story you buy into, there were men in black that allegedly removed the two games days after its release. This seems to be an urban myth based on some kernel of truth. There were reports in1981 of an unnamed arcade game with customers having similar experiences. Since then the game has shown up in an episode of the Simpsons and has become a part of modern pop culture. 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas by Devon Devereaux.

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DB Cooper: Day 3 of Legends of the Northwest

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On November 24, 1971 A man Identified himself as Dan Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 from Portland, OR flying to Seattle, WA. To this day he has not been identified although many weigh in on who he might have been. 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas by Devon Devereaux. Available on ETSY.

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McMinnville UFO: Day 2 of Legends of the Northwest

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On May 11, 1950 Evelyn and Paul Trent spotted a metallic disc shaped object. They were able to take two photos of the scene before the saucer disappeared. Each year during the month of may there is a UFO festival including a parade and other special events to mark the event. 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas. Available now on ETSY.

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Ogopogo Day 1 of Legends of the Northwest

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Since 2012, Every October I try to create one painting every day. The first year was all Halloween art. Last year was Cinematic Dracula paintings. This year will be a new legend, curse, folklore of the Northwest. Up first is Ogopogo. There are mythical sea serpents all over the planet. The Ogopogo is a Canadian legend that has been seen on Lake Okanagan in British Columbia. It is said to be very similar in shape to Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster. 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas. Available here on Etsy.

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