The Phantom Of The Opera

For many American film lovers, it is 1925's The Phantom of the Opera that defines horror in the silent film era. Lon Chaney's Erik may not have modern moviegoers fainting as legend says they did when Christine reveals his deformed skeleton-like face, but there's no doubt he holds a special place in horror fans' hearts to this day. The Phantom Of The Opera Synopsis - Spoilers Included The new owners of the Paris Opera House refuse to believe the previous owners' warnings about the holder of box 5--a "phantom of the opera"--even though the phantom's presence is well-known and openly discussed among the opera's performers. The mysterious phantom has eyes that are just "ghastly beads", compared to holes in a grinning skull, explains stagehand Joseph Boquet, who claims to have actually seen the phantom. Over that skull, he continues, is stretched tight yellow skin with only two large holes where his nose should be. Meanwhile, the opera's

Detroit's CBP Nabs 3000 Pounds Of Drugs During Shutdown

Smugglers and drug dealers have no moral qualms about flaunting government imposed travel restrictions and nowhere has that been more apparent than in Detroit. This morning the Detroit Field Office of US Customs and Border Protection announced that its agents have seized nearly 3000 pounds of illicit drugs and a dozen firearms since travel restrictions were implemented in Michigan in late March.

Guns, 3000 pounds of Drugs seized in Detroit.
Photo courtesy of  U.S. CBP Detroit Field Office.

In all, from March 21st to May 16th, CBP officers say they seized:
  •  2856 pounds of marijuana 
  • 87 pounds of cocaine
  • 12 pounds of fentanyl 
  • 12 handguns 
The smuggled items reportedly entered the state through:
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit
  • Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
  • International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie