Double Jeopardy – Friday the 13th and a full moon!

Millions of folks woke up this morning in search of their lucky trinkets as an attempt to ward off the evil and bad luck said to be associated with Friday the 13th. But how did this day become tagged as one of the most ill fated dates in history? The answer may lie within the following historical events:

Friday has been an inauspicious day for centuries in many cultures. Being held to be unlucky as evil powers were said to be at their peak on this day, Friday the 13th is definitely a day to be aware of your surroundings!

In ancient Rome Friday was execution day. From the Christian Bible:  Friday is the day that Eve reputedly gave the forbidden fruit to Adam, The great flood is thought to have started on Friday, God struck down the builders of the Tower of Babel on a Friday, The temple of Solomon was destroyed on a Friday, and as we all know, Christ was crucified on a Friday.

In Britain Friday was the customary hanging day.

The word Friday was derived from the Norse Goddess Frigg, wife of Odin. Frigg was known as the Goddess of marriage & fertility, the moon and witches. The Christian church had cast her into folklore as a witch and her day, Friday, soon became associated with witchcraft and evil doings. Her legend goes something like this:

The witches of the north were said to observe their sabbath on Fridays gathering in a cemetery under the light of the moon. On one sabbath the Goddess herself appeared before a group of 12 witches and gifted them with a cat, therefore completing the coven with the 13th member. From this day forward, cats are the most common familiars of witches, and all covens are comprised of 13 members.

The number 13 in itself has been unlucky throughout history, a few examples of such are as follows:

There are 13 steps that lead to the gallows

The hangman’s noose contains 13 knots

The blade of the guillotine falls 13 feet

There were 13 people at the last supper

The 13th card in a tarot deck is the “death” card

Princess Diana’s driver hit the 13th pillar at Palace de l’Alma when she was killed in Paris

Apollo 13 in 1970 on the 13th mission was to be launched from pad #39 which measured 13 x 3, the mission was aborted after an explosion in the fuel cell of the service module. The rocked was shuttled away from the launch pad at 13:13 on Friday the 13th.

It is reported that in an attempt to debunk the legend of Friday the 13th as ill-fated, the British government commissioned a special ship. It’s name, the H.M.S. Friday. The crew was selected on a Friday, the keel was set on a Friday, the Captain’s name was Friday and it was on Friday the 13th that she set sail on her maiden voyage, never to be heard from again.

There are many other references to both the ill-fated Friday and the unlucky number 13 that have been intertwined together beginning back as far as Ancient Egypt. Friday the 13th is the most feared day in modern history, and with so many different references from numerous eras and cultures, it is certain to remain so.

 

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

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Haunted History – The Horrors of Fox Hollow

This peaceful, unassuming little love nest looks like a great place to spend a weekend. But as we all know, looks can be quite deceiving.  So, let me start with a little back ground so we can better understand why and how this joint came to be as haunted as it is today.  In order to do that, I’ll have to tell you about the twisted bastard that made it that way.

Herb Baumeister was basically a normal kid until he hit puberty then, he starts acting like a crazy person. He had some weird infatuation with dead things but the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back is when he pissed on his teachers desk at school. So guess what! Herb is diagnosed with schizophrenia and was found to have had multiple personalities! Think his parents had him treated?  No! Of course not, thanks so much for that!

So later on he does a year of college and actually meets up with the soon to be Misses.  He and Juliana Saitor were married in 1971, but the honeymoon was over 6 months later when Herb found himself committed in the nut house for a couple of months. Think it helped? No! Not so much. But apparently he was able to keep his “crazy” tucked in for a few years, that’s when he and his wife started their family.

There were 3 kids, two daughters and a son. Herb had managed to hold down a job with the Bureau of motor vehicles. We already know what kind of crazy folks work there!  Anyway, he did well and managed to work his way up to the position of Program Director. It was all good until Herb felt the need to piss on something again, this time it was a letter that had been intended for the Governor. Yeah, so they fired Herb’s ass quick fast and in a hurry!

This is right about the time when Herb’s crazy got out! In 1985, Herb committed a hit and run while intoxicated, but didn’t really get any thing other than a brisk slap on the wrist. Then, in March of 1986, Herb gets busted for auto theft and conspiracy to commit theft. Again he gets a minor slap on the wrist.  In 1988 Herb borrowed $4000 from his mother and starts a business venture, a line of thrift stores called Save a Lot. By 1991 his businesses had become so successful that he was able to purchase Fox Hollow for his family.

So, this place is a very high end home complete with indoor pool and pool house on 18 acres.  Quite a step up from where they had been!  The home was lavishly decorated and even had mannequins staged all over the place, dressed as if they were attending some upscale pool party.  I’m assuming that his wife thought this shit was ok! Right…….

Well, just after the purchase of Fox Hollow, Herb starts hanging out at gay bars while posing as a auto-erotic asphyxiation fetishist. Why? He was stalking victims that he would bring back to his pool house and murder. He’d get these poor unsuspecting men obliterated, bring them home with him, get them in the pool and strangle them. He’d then hack up the bodies and discard the pieces parts in the woods behind his home.

Apparently this madness goes on for a while. Reports of missing men began piling up along with unidentified bodies that were being discovered between Indiana and Ohio. Wait! I thought you said he’d kill them in the pool house!  Yeah, just hold on I’m going to get to that!

So, investigators are pulling their hair out because none of the missing people or unidentified bodies seemed linked. But finally, in 1992, they caught a lucky break in the form of a tip. Tony Harris filed a report that said a “Brian Smart” had killed his friend and had tried to kill him as well. Well, it wasn’t much of a lucky break because they couldn’t find anyone named Brian Smart.

By 1994 things had begun to go South with old Herb. His business had began to fail.  That may have had something to do with him showing up to work drunk and pissing off his staff. During this time he also caught another DWI which got him 3 days in the can and a years probation. To make matters worse, his son, 13 at the time, discovers a human skull in the woods behind their house. When questioned by his wife, he lied and said it was from a medical skeleton that his deceased Father once had. Later on when his wife went looking around for the rest of the skeleton, nothing was found so she assumed that the remains had been dragged off by a wild animal and accepted Herb’s explanation.

All seemed to be ok until 1995 when Tony Harris has another run in with Brian Smart at a local gay bar, this time he gets a license plate number! Oh yeah, it’s on now!

The police show up at Fox Hollow and ask to search the house and grounds, but, both Herb and his wife refuse. Herb lies again and tells his wife that someone was trying to frame him for theft.  Again, she buys his story.

By 1996 Herb has completely let his crazy out and it wasn’t willing to be stifled any longer!  Between his fits of suicidal depression and violent mood swings, the wife has had enough and files for divorce.  During this time, Herb is out of town on vacation and the police approach the wife again about searching the property, this time she agrees.

During this first search police discover 5500 bones, bone fragments and teeth from at least 4 victims. A second search prompts Herb’s neighbor to start looking around and guess what! He finds more pieces parts!  The police then return for yet another search. This time, they discover another 140 bones, including rib cages and spinal columns, buried in the muck beneath a large drainpipe and surrounding the remains were piles of Miller Genuine Draft cans, Herbs’ favorite drink!  Well, don’t that just say it all Miller beer? Really? That explains his fascination with piss right!?

All in all, pieces from 11 bodies were recovered on the grounds. Now we’re getting back to the bodies that keep popping up in between Indiana and Ohio, 9 in all.

Herb’s wife tells the police that he made 100s of trips back and forth on that same highway; he’d told her they were business related.

So Herb, in the meanwhile, calls his brother and tells him that he’s on a business trip and needs some funds sent to him immediately.  His brother, unaware of the grisly excavations going on at Fox Hollow, agrees and wires him some cash.  A few days later Herb calls his brother again for more cash.  By now, the Brother knows what Herb’s been up to and tells him that the police want to have a little chat with him about all of the bodies they’re digging up over at his house.  Now, out of options, Herb flees to Canada.

A few days later he writes a suicide note blaming his death on a failed business and marriage, but makes no mention of all the murders than he’s committed. Once he finishes the note, he blows his brains out.

Ok, so I told Ya’ll that to tell you this!  In 2009 Rob and Vicky Graves purchased the Fox Hollow Farm and at a very good price. They inquired about the history of the property and when told by the realtor what had happened there, they discussed it and decided that they would be ok with staying there.  OK! whatever!

Everything seemed to be ok for the first little while. Then one day, Vicky is vacuuming up gravel tracked in by the kids and the cord for the vacuum cleaner gets unplugged from the wall for no reason.  She plugs the vacuum back in and returns to finish cleaning up the gravel, it comes unplugged a second time, and then a third. Guess she went and got a broom after that right?!

A short while after that, Vicky spots a man in a red t shirt wandering around by the treeline on their property.  As she’s watching him walk away, she realizes that he has no legs and then, all of the sudden, he disappears.  So, Vicky and Rob go out into the woods to see if they can find this trespasser, no luck though.

Afew days later, Joe LeBlanc, a friend that they had rented a apartment on their property to, sees the same guy in a red tshirt while he’s walking his dog.  He runs after him and catches up. He was face to face with the intruder when he suddenly disappeared into thin air.  A few days later, Joe is out walking his dog again, the dog breaks free and runs to the same spot where Joe had chased the guy in a red tshirt, this time laying on the ground in front of him is a human femur.  The police were called and of course more bones were discovered.  Curiously, after that, the guy in the red tshirt never reappears but the amount of paranormal activity on the property only grew worse.

Joe seemed to be catching the brunt of it.  There was constant, aggressive knocking on his door, and every time he opened it there was no one there. One night in particular the knocking came.  Joe opens the door and of course there’s no one there but the metal knocker was standing straight up as if someone was holding it in their hand about to knock.  Joe slams the door and bolts it shut.  Then the doorknob starts twisting as if someone is trying to come in.  After a few minutes, the door burst off of it’s hinges sending shards of wood throughout the apartment.  Now, Joe is scared and pissed!  He charges out the doorway to confront whoever had destroyed his door and he comes face to face with a young man that was soaking wet. The man is frantic and runs into Joe’s apartment screaming for his life, then all of the sudden, he vanishes into thin air. Joe later identified the man as one of Herb’s victims.

Bizarre and terrifying events just became a part of Joe’s life.  There was always the feeling of being watched, body-less footsteps and constant knocking. One night Joe had had enough as he’s alerted to a metallic scratching sound coming from the kitchen.  He walks in to find a knife laying on the kitchen counter and long deep cuts in the walls and cabinet fronts.

Fox Hollow Farm is a hot spot for paranormal activity, there have been countless investigations, each one yielding a plethora of shadowy figures, terrified voices, and an angry entity that is assumed to be Herb.  Sometimes these investigations even turn up more bones.  No one will ever know for sure just how many bodies could possibly still be on the grounds at Fox Hollow.  Not to mention still to be recovered corpses dumped on the side of back country roads by Herb on his “business” trips between Ohio and Indiana.

 

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

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Haunted History – The SS Eastland disaster and the spirits that linger in its wake

I wanted to tell you guys about the worst luxury liner disasters of all time! If you’re thinking Titanic, think again!

The SS Eastland disaster killed more passengers than the Titanic and the Lucetania combined! This madness went down on July 24th 1915 but there are plenty of ghostly remnants still vividly present today.

The SS Eastland was docked and ready to take off on its next journey at 7:18 a.m. that morning.  The gangplank was being hauled in just as a late crew member shows up, he had to jump from the wharf in order to board. 2,573 passengers and crew were waiting to be taken to a park that was only 38 miles away, across Lake Michigan. There was a massive event planned for that day, 7000 tickets had been sold and the Eastland was 1 of 5 ships that had been chartered to carry the guests to the party.

The Eastland was the first boat scheduled to leave.  At a few minutes after 7 a.m., men, women and children were boarding at the rate of 50 per minute. The weather had begun to turn and it was starting to drizzle.  Despite the fact that there was a band on deck to entertain them, most of the passengers boarded and went directly below. Between 7:10 and 7:15 a.m., the boat was holding a lot of folks, it began to list to port, away from the wharf.  At 7:23, it listed even further and water began to pour through the open gangways and into the engine room.  The crew there, realized what was fixing to happen, so they start hauling ass up a ladder to the main deck.

At 7:28 a.m., the Eastland listed to a 45-degree angle. The piano on the promenade deck rolled to the port wall, almost crushing two women; a refrigerator slid to port, pinning a couple of woman beneath it. Water was pouring into open portholes in the cabins below. The most deadly shipwreck in Great Lakes history was under way.

By 7:30 a.m., the Eastland was lying on its side in 20 feet of murky water, still tied to the dock. Everything happened so fast there was no time to launch the lifesaving equipment. As the boat started settling on its side, many passengers were able to just climb over the starboard railing and stand on the hull.  Those lucky bastards never even got their feet wet. But, a lot of the folks on the upper deck were hurled off.  The water was filled with terrified passengers, some struggling, some drowning and some already dead.  A local reporter who was present for this nightmare said that dead infants were floating around like corks.

Everyone near the wharf joined forces to help, by 8 am all of the survivors had been pulled from the water.  The local hospital was overcrowded with wounded, local department stores sent blankets and the surrounding restaurants were showing up with soup and coffee.  Anyone that drove by the site was flagged down and having the less wounded loaded of the victims loaded into their cars.  They were then asked to take them home, not one of them said no.  But then, it was time to begin the gruesome task of retrieving the dead, most of which were women and children.

There were so many corpses that they were having to be hauled to the surrounding buildings, one of them was the Second Regiment Armory.  Corpses were being lined up in rows, 85 deep, just under 850 people perished that day.

Could you imagine being one of the souls that belonged to them.  I could imagine them standing there in shock from such a traumatic death.  Don’t you just know that some of them lingered near their bodies long enough to see their mourning family come and identify them!  Oh, and let’s not forget about the pick pockets and thieves that made their rounds.  As if it’s not enough to have your life snatched away so quickly, these souls were being tormented further even after their passing.

So, now that we know what went down, let’s talk about the souls that still linger from this disaster today.

What was once the Armory is now Harpo studios, sound familiar?  Harpo is owned by Oprah Winfrey, and is the studio from where she films her show.  This joint is definitely haunted!

There was a security guard that worked for Harpo for 3 years that told a reporter: “I can say for sure that there are spirits walking the halls.” He gave several examples. He said that one night while he was at work, he got a call from this chick that was there working late. She tells the guard that there were people outside her door laughing. She was freaking out when she called. So, the guard hauls ass to get to her but of course, he sees no one standing around outside her door.  The chick was still frantic.  She admitted to him that she had opened the door before he got there to see what was going on.  When she did, there was no one there but the laughing and talking didn’t stop.

Other folks have reported some pretty crazy experiences here as well.  Some say that they’ve heard mournful sobbing, whispering, the sound of old time music and marching footsteps of a large crowd.  Doors are known to slam shut without anyone being around and there is a specter that has been seen by several people as well as recorded on the security camera.  She’s been nicknamed the Gray Lady.  She’s seen wearing a floor length dress and an old fashioned hat, just like the women were wearing back in July 1915.  Some employees here have also reported hearing a woman crying in the bathroom and there’s a little girl who suddenly appears near the vending machines.

Another spot where the ghosts of the Eastland are rumored to haunt is a nearby nightclub named Excalibur.  The building was originally constructed for the Chicago Historical Society in 1892.  Some people think that Eastland victims were brought here, as well as the armory.

In 1997, a segment of the television show, “Sightings”, was filmed at Excalibur, featuring host Tim White, a local ghosthunter, and a psychic.  Tim heard a child’s voice say, “Stop and watch me.”

Excalibur employees have also heard the voices of children crying and some have seen a little girl looking over the railing in the Dome Room.  Adult apparitions have been seen in the club as well, one of them is a white-tuxedo clad figure.  I’m thinking that this is the spirit of a crewman.  There is also a bluish-colored mist that is seen floating up the stairs. There have been multiple reports of people being pushed down stairs and over railings by an invisible force here.  And this is really crazy, there’s this one candle hanging high up on a wall, high enough that it can’t be reached without a ladder, that has a strange habit of lighting itself.

Now in all fairness, Excalibur wasn’t only affected by being involved in the Eastland incident. This joint has had it’s own share of trauma and tragedy. The building was supposedly built to be fireproof, but back during the Great Chicago fire, there was a group of women who sought refuge in the building thinking they’d be safe.  Yeah, they burned alive in there.  There was also a wealthy lawyer who bought the place, turned it into his mansion, then hung himself in the Dome Room.

Besides the Excalibur and Harpo Studios, there are plenty of folks that say they’ve spotted the spirits of the Eastland victims near, and beneath Clark bridge.  Locals and tourists alike have reported seeing bodies of the drowned passengers floating, then sinking, in the water beneath the bridge.

 

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Into all things Horror?  Check out The Line-Ups’ Creepy Crate! These bad boys are packed full of movie memorabilia, collectables, books, t-shirts or other awesome oddities then delivered to your doorstep every other month! Who says Halloween is only in October!  Click the link above to find out more, use code “TWISTED” at checkout for $5 off your subscription!

 

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

Trying to kick the habit? I’m a huge vaping advocate! I was a 30+ year smoker that tried EVERYTHING to quit, nothing worked until I visited a vape specialists. The professional staff at Big Time Vapes will counsel with you to fit you with the mod and juice that you need to kick the habit, with no side effects! These guys ship fluids and supplies all over the U.S.  If you’re serious about quitting, contact them at 1-601-337-6466.

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The Vampire’s Crypt – Erie, PA

vampires crypt2         Meander down a modest tree lined path and through the Erie cemetery and you will see countless dated headstones and crypts.  The cemetery was founded in 1851 and is host to some of the areas most elite industrialists from the city’s past.  Among a number of mausoleums that are burrowed into the ridge is one that is known as the Vampire’s Crypt.

The crypt is not donned with elaborate features, in fact it is generic in nature but did not begin that way.  Above the darkened marble slab that blocks the entrance, hovers a lintel where a name was once inscribed but since has been deliberately chiseled away leaving only an insignia of flora in the form of a “V”.

The mausoleum is owned by Gertrude Brown, but there is no one by that name that lies within the dank enclosure.  The first body interred within was GW Goodrich who died November 14, 1884 but several others would soon join him, three of which had been exhumed from a nearby non-denominational cemetery and moved into the crypt.  Cemetery records show that over time there have been 7 individuals interred within the marble vault; some records include names and date of passing, but the records are incomplete, sketchy at best.  Thanks to genealogical research performed by Jibril Ammon, we know that the majority of these occupants bore the last name of Goodrich, Gertrude Brown being one of the last heirs that outlived most of her family as most of the past inhabitants died young between 1870 and 1880.  With some inkling of who most of the inhabitants have been, there are two that remain un-named with no records.

The legend that surrounds the crypt also does not identify the occupant in question but states that within the vault lies the undead body of a true vampire.  It is said that the man had journeyed to Romania and upon his return to Erie, died shortly after of consumption; it was only a short time after his burial that strange and horrifying events began to occur.

Dead bodies were soon being discovered in the suburbs that surround the cemetery; Each of them possessed puncture wound on their necks and their bodies were drained of blood.  It was the maintenance man that lived on the grounds which discovered the evil creature’s secret, in response the crypt was burned, the doors chained and the name above the opening violently removed for all time, but this is not where the legend ends.

Legends are persistent and we as mortals are curious!  Many attempts have been made to enter the crypt throughout the past decades, one successful attempt was made some time in the 1930’s by a young man that was determined to see who slumbered within the vault.   Armed with a chisel and crowbar the young man was able to enter the tomb, though the act took him most of the night, just before dawn he opened the tomb to find a a putrid stench to welcome him.  After composing himself of the foul odor, he entered the tomb to discover a rotten wooden coffin that scantly enclosed a dessicated corpse.  In order to have proof that he did indeed enter the tomb, the youth snatched a ring from it’s withered finger and fled the scene before the sun rose.  Immediately the boy ran to his best friend’s home, eager to share his conquest while providing proof of his mission having been completed.  The boy swore his friend to secrecy and then returned home to rest.  The second young man could not wait to share the story with his other friends and after school he and a group of other young men trekked to the first youths home in order to see the ring that he had claimed from the blood thirsty beast.  Upon their arrival they were met at his door by his Mother who explained that her son was asleep, but the boys insisted on speaking with him.  When she went to his room to tell him that he had visitors, she found her son dead.  His eyes stared blankly back at her, his mouth frozen in a horrified yet silent scream and his ring finger had been ripped from his hand.

After the event had been investigated, the crypt was again sealed and chains were placed on the opening to ensure that what evil lie within would remain, at least until the next, soon to follow attempt to enter the grave.

Several stories have arisen from the curious which have tampered with the crypt, one such is more recent than the first.

A group of teenagers organized a party outside of the crypt, after the story had been shared with the group one young man mocked the legend and climbed upon the marble vault in defiance of the creature that resided within.  Something happened while the boy was perched upon the roof, as it was dark, the remainder of the group could not see him but all of them heard his shriek before he tumbled to the ground.  Later that evening the boy was admitted into a local hospital.  Upon the boy waking, he immediately began to scream, alerting the nearby nurses that something was terribly wrong.  Before the nurses could reach his nearby room, the boy had climbed out onto the window ledge and leaped to his death to the pavement below, leaving both the hospital staff and his friends baffled over what had been so horrible that he would have jumped from the window to escape.

There are several other tales that have arisen concerning the Vampire’s Crypt deeming it as an icon worthy of visiting if you find yourself in the area!

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

Trying to kick the habit? I’m a huge vaping advocate! I was a 30+ year smoker that tried EVERYTHING to quit, nothing worked until I visited a vape specialists. The professional staff at Big Time Vapes will counsel with you to fit you with the mod and juice that you need to kick the habit, with no side effects! These guys ship fluids and supplies all over the U.S.  If you’re serious about quitting, contact them at 1-601-337-6466.

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Haunted History – Boothill Graveyard in Tombstone, AZ.

The Wild West has a ton of ghost stories, from lynched cowboys to massacred natives. Tombstone, is said to be the most haunted town in all the West. Though it’s well-known to be home to the disgruntled spirits of cowboys and criminals, the ghost of Marshal Fred White, is said to rule over them all. Fred was a famous law enforcer said to still be keeping the peace even in the afterlife. You may also know Tombstone as the location of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday put the smack down on some local outlaws, two of the three thugs killed in the shootout are buried in Boothill Cemetery.

Boothill is actually a name given to quite a few cemeteries, the name is based on an old-term, meaning that the folks that were planted here died with their boots on. That usually implies that their death was violent. It also indicated that many of the folks here were paupers whose most valuable belongings were the boots on their feet.

There’s a really cool photograph that was taken here at Boothill in 1996. Ike Clanton snapped a pic of his friend who was dressed up as a old wild west cowboy at the time, the graveyard was the back drop. After developing the photograph, Clanton sees an extra person standing behind his friend.

There’s a rather clear image of a man in a suit situated low to the ground, almost as if he has no legs or is maybe standing in a grave. The most chilling part of the image, the dude is holding a knife!

The identity of the man in the photo is a complete mystery, but is far from being the only paranormal oddity to have taken place there. Many have reported strange lights and sounds coming from the cemetery at night, and several other photos exist, capturing strange apparitions and figures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Killer Rides – Cursed Cars

A while back, I ran up on this legend having to do with James Dean’s car being cursed. I’d heard a little something about it but didn’t realize how much madness was connected to this legend. Check out what I found: So, while James is filming “Rebel Without a Cause” he upgrades his 356 to the 550 Spyder, then enlists the help of professionals from the filming industry to help him customize his new toy. So, George Barris comes in and gives the car tartan seats, two red stripes over the rear wheels then plasters the number 130 on the doors, hood and engine cover. Bill Hickman dubs the car “Little Bastard” which would be painted on the car by master pin-striper, Dean Jeffries.

Ok, so here we go, on September 3rd 1955, Dean meets up with actor Alec Guinness outside of a restaraunt. Dean invites Guinness to come outside and check out his new ride. Guinness takes one look at the car then tells Dean that to him, the car had a seriously sinister appearance. He didn’t stop there though, he also tells Dean that if he gets into that car, he’d be found dead in it by the same time next week. Well, Guinness’s prediction came true, to the day even! 7 days later Dean was discovered dead in that car.

Dean decided to head out to a race in Salinas with a German Porsche mechanic as his passenger. Witnesses at the scene report that Dean hadn’t been speeding at the time, maybe that’s because he’d already caught a ticket in Bakersfield earlier that day. Regardless of the fact that he’d slowed his ass down, there was still a horrendous accident, and it wasn’t Dean’s fault. It seems that a 23 year old college student got a wild hair up his ass and made a left turn right in front of him. Of course the kid had no injuries. Dean’s passenger was beat up pretty bad, but he recovered, Dean, of course was dead on the scene.

At this time in his career, there had only been 1 film released which just happened to come out at the time of his death. His other two films followed shortly behind. Dean was already on his way to stardom, but his fatal wreck elevated his status immediately to that of a legend.

So, here’s where the curse comes in. We’ll start with the passenger, remember, the Porsche mechanic. Though his physical injuries healed, this poor dude suffered traumatic psychological scars. He was overcome by guilt that he had survived and Dean didn’t. He tried and failed twice to commit suicide during the 60’s, in 1967 he stabbed his wife 14 times then again attempted and failed to kill himself. He finally wound up dying in 1981, victim of a drunk driving accident, the college student that had caused the wreck? he died in 1981 too, of lung cancer.

Ok so The Little Bastard killed Dean, but didn’t stop there. It brought doom and gloom to damned near everybody that touched it. So George Barris, remember him, the guy that helped Dean customize the Spyder, yeah him. Well, he buys the wrecked carcass for $2500. The Little Bastard was then loaded onto the back of a flatbed truck to be shipped to Barris’ garage. This is where a string of freakish accidents start to come in play. The car somehow slips off of the truck and breaks a nearby mechanic’s leg.

Not long after that, Barris sells the engine and the drive train to Troy McHenry and William Eschrid. Both of these dudes were professional race car drivers. They would be racing against each other, both of them in cars that had parts from the Little Bastard, hmmm, sounds bad…. Yeah, it was. During this race McHenry loses control of his car and hits a tree, he was killed instantly. Eschrid had a close call, he was nearly killed when his car locks up and rolls over while going into a turn.

In the meanwhile, Barris is still selling parts off of this car! What a douchebag! right! He has two tires from off of the car that had not been damaged in the wreck. He sells them some guy to put on his car. Not quite a week later the dude is driving down the road and both tires blow, at the same time, sending him barrelling off of the highway and into a thick treeline. The dude survives but not without serious injuries.

While in Barris’ possession, the car had become demonized and was developing a bit of fame on it’s own. Thieves catch wind that Barris has the car and they set out to make some cold hard cash. Well, these ass clowns apparently didn’t do their homework, cause if they had, they’d known not to mess with this bad-assed wreck right! Well, they didn’t, that’s why we’re talking about them! So one of the idiots, while trying to steel the steering wheel, rips his arm open and now it’s gushing blood. The other prize winner is trying to steal the blood stained tartan seat where Dean died, it didn’t go so well for him either. He manages to pinch his hand in the seat frame, it looks like it’s been through a meat grinder by the time he gets himself freed. So yeah, that score was a bust!

So by now Barris has caught on to the fact that the car is cursed. He decides that he’s going to hide the car so no one else gets hurt, but before he sees it through he’s talked into lending the evil carcass of the Little Bastard to the California Highway Patrol as a safety exhibit. Yeah, not so much folks.

The first showing had been widely publicized but ended badly as the metal building that had housed the wreck mysteriously burns to the ground, the odd thing, there was no further damage to Little Bastard. The second showing, at a local high school, didn’t go exactly as planned either. The car somehow slides off it’s display and breaks a nearby student’s hip.

It didn’t end there though. The car is loaded back up on a flatbed truck to be shipped to a third exhibit. While being transported, the truck that was hauling the car somehow lost control, the driver falls out of the truck and is crushed by the car as it comes flying off of the back of the truck. Wait! What? Yeah, let me go over that one more time. So the driver of the truck that’s hauling the car somehow loses control, he somehow falls out of the truck and then he’s crushed by Little Bastard as it comes flying off of the flat bed. That’s like some Fast & Furious kind of jacked up stunt there folks. It wasn’t the last time either though, the car slides off of it’s transport two more times before it makes it back to the California Highway Patrol office, luckily no one was injured the last 2 times.

So, by now, these guys had had enough of the madness! They call Barris and inform him that they are shipping the car back to him. Little Bastard never arrived though, somewhere enroute, it just mysteriously disappears. So, here’s a warming kiddos, if you see a great deal on a 550 Spyder listed on E-bay, Don’t, just don’t, right?

 

I’ve got another car legend to tell you about. This one one is from a bit further back in history but, this car is literally responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, sound like bullshit? Nope, not tonight, not on this show! Let me tell you about this 1914 Graf & Stift Limo. More affectionately known as the death limo, this wicked bastard was purchased when it was brand new by none other than Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This is where the numbers start mounting folks, check it out. So the Archduke and his wife roll into Serajavo on June 29, 1914, of course they’re in the brand new Graf & Stift Limo. Mind you, these were some really tense times back in the day; everybody and their Grandmama were revolting and the streets were full of violence. The Archduke knew that he was risking both his and his wife’s life by being present during the turmoil, but against his own gut feelings as well as four previous warnings from others, he went anyway.

As the car approaches the corner of Rudolph street, it stalls, conveniently within 6 ft of an anarchist who had been plotting his assassination. The Archduke and his wife were both shot in the head and throat, they were dead on scene. This one ghastly, and might I add, well orchestrated act, was the cause of the Great War, better known today as World War I. Oh, did I forget to mention that the car escapes this entire event with absolutely no damage? Yeah, there’s that. Back to this war and the tens of thousands of lives it claimed, perhaps it wouldn’t have went down this way if the brand new, state of the art, luxery limo, hadn’t stalled in the middle of an intersection where a assassin stood waiting. The French lost more men in the first month of this war than the United states lost all together in the Civil War. The final count of fallen soldiers fell somewhere around 17 million before it was all said and done. That’s a lot of dead bodies ya’ll.

Here’s the kicker with the Archduke though. He had just barely escaped a murder attempt earlier that day, he and his wife were actually on their way to the hospital to check on pedestrians and body guards that had been injured in the crossfire. So right now we have an actual body count of 2, we won’t go into the whole World War I aspect.

So, after the assassination, the Ferdinand’s limo was owned by fifteen other private parties. During that time, it was involved in six accidents and took the lives of thirteen more people, that we know of. The first new owner was a Austrian general. He bought the car after his defeat at the Battle of Valjevo. He winds up taking it on a trip to Vienna where he was even further disgraced. He suddenly began having mental problems and was committed. He died bat shit crazy in an insane asylum.

The next owner was an army captain. Nine days after purchasing the car, he’s cruising along some back ass country roads when two peasants walked out onto the road in front of him. He jerks the steering wheel in attempt to dodge them, the car starts sliding and he loses control. He takes out the two peasants then the car leaves the road and runs straight into a tree, killing the captain on impact.

After that, the governor of Yugoslavia buys the car. During the time he owns it, he was in four accidents… he lost his arm in the last one. He comes to the conclusion that the Graf & Stift Limo was bad luck. His friend, doctor Sikris, didn’t believe a car could be cursed. So he buys it and six months later the car goes out of control again, flips over and crushes the good Doctor to death.

The next idiot to buy this car is a diamond dealer. Mere weeks after the purchase, he commits suicide. After him came a Swiss race car driver who winds up crashing into a wall. He was thrown out of the car, over the wall, and died on the spot, go figure right! So the next poor bastard the car kills didn’t even own it, he was a Serbian Farmer. From what I gather he was the one sent to clean up the latest wreck scene and take the car away. In attempting to remove the car, he tries to fire the engine but finds the ignition was damaged. He decides to tow the Graf & Stift with his wagon. Somehow, the car falls on top of him, yep, he died too.

And finally it’s 1926 and we’re to the last owner. Tiber Hirshfeld was a garage owner. He was on his way to a wedding with five close friends. While speeding dangerously, the cursed car mysteriously spun out of control. Tiber was killed in the crash, together with four of his passengers.

So, this death trap actually ended up in the War History Museum of Vienna, where it may still be seen, but bet your sweet ass, nobody is taking that damn thing on a joy ride!

 

And here’s one last cursed car I wanna tell Y’all about tonight, It’s a 1964 Dodge 330 Limited Edition dubbed the “Golden Eagle” AKA The most evil car in America!

The Dodge was originally purchased as a police car for Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Apparently, the Dodge didn’t care for being on the force. All three officers that had ever driven the car died in bizarre murder suicides. All three of them offed their entire families before killing themselves. Though there’s not a lot of details to be found on the officers, it is recorded that the police station sold the car shortly after to a local family, the Allen’s.

The car was intended to be the everyday driver for the Allen’s, but this too became problematic. On several occasions the car would randomly fling open its doors while going down the highway, or the steering wheel would jam at the most inopportune moments. Even though the Dodge never turned on the Allen’s as violently as it did so many others, this bad boy was gaining one hellish reputation.

Some time in the 1980s members of a local church took it upon themselves to vandalize this demon infested car. In their minds they were saving innocent victims from whatever evil it was that controlled the Dodge. Well, again, the car was more than a little pissed off from having been tampered with. Every member of this Holy Roller group of vandals that laid hands on the car died some pretty brutal and bizarre deaths shortly thereafter. Some perished in horrific car crashes from 18-wheelers decapitating them and 4 of them were struck by lightning.

Of all the strange stories related to this car, the deaths involving children are by far the creepiest. Two children, one in the 60s and one in the 80s, were hit by other cars and flung across the street to land either under the bumper or on the hood of the Golden Eagle. Both died before paramedics could reach the scene. In 2007 a kid was dared to touch the Golden Eagle, a couple weeks later he murdered his whole family (even the dog) and burned his house to the ground.

Today the car is in pieces. In 2010 another church group decided the car was possessed. They stole the car, chopped it up, and distributed it to various junkyards. Keep that in mind if your scouring junkyards for old Dodge parts folks!

 

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

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Cursed Relics – The Princess of Amen-Ra

   The Princess of Amen-Ra lived 1,500 yrs before Christ. When she died, she was placed in an ornate wooden coffin and buried deep down in a dark vault at Luxor, on the banks of the Nile.

In the late 1890s, 4 rich Englishmen came to tour the excavations at Luxor. They’d been invited to buy an exquisite mummy case, containing the remains of Princess of Amen-Ra. They drew lots and the man that won paid several thousand pounds for his new treasure, then makes arrangements to have the coffin taken to his hotel. A few hours later, he was seen walking out of the main entrance toward the desert. He was never seen again.

The next day, one of these 3 dudes was accidentally shot by an Egyptian servant. His arm was so severely screwed up, it had to be amputated. Another of the men from this doomed four-some, is on his way home when he finds out that the bank where he was holding his entire savings had failed. And the last of these poor bastards gets home and all of the sudden comes down with this unexplainable and severe illness. He winds up losing his job and was reduced to selling matches in the street. After all this madness, the coffin makes it to England, where it was bought by a businessman in London.

Well, right after this dude takes possession of the sarcophagus, 3 of his family members were seriously injured in car crash, then his house catches on fire and was nearly burned to the ground. This dude figures he’d had about enough of this crazy shit, so he donates the Mummy to the British Museum. I’m thinking he was glad to see that damned thing go!

    So, later on, they’re unloading the coffin from a truck in the museum courtyard, the truck suddenly slides into reverse and pins this dude that’s walking by into the brick wall. Then after that, the sarcophagus was being carried up the stairs by 2 workmen, 1 of them fell and broke his leg. The other one, who seemed to be in perfect health, died unexplainably two days later.

Once the Princess was set up in the Egyptian Room, the shit hit the fan! The Museum’s night watchmen start reporting that they were hearing this frantic banging and sobbing coming from inside the coffin. Some of the other exhibits in the room were being hurled around at night, a lot of those priceless artifacts were badly damaged.

One watchman actually died on duty; so now all of the watchmen are threatening to quit because, well damn this shit right! It wasn’t just them though, the Cleaners refused to go anywhere near the Princess too. As a result, she was in need of a good dusting, which, brought some misery for a snobby visitor. This dumb-ass, making fun of The Princess’s deferred condition, flicks his handkerchief at the face painted on the coffin.  His child died of measles soon afterwards.

Finally, the authorities decided that it may be a good idea to move the mummy down to the basement. Maybe there, it wouldn’t cause any more problems and everything would settle down. Yeah, not so much, Within a week, one of the guys that helped carry her downstairs was seriously ill, and the supervisor responsible for the move was found dead at his desk.

By now, the news papers had caught wind of all this madness, so they’re crawling all over the museum looking for pictures and interviews. This one journalist photographer, sneaks in and takes a picture of the mummy case. When he developed the film, the painting on the coffin had evolved into a horrifying, human face. Legend has it that after looking at the photograph he immediately left for home then, locked himself in his bedroom where he put a bullet in his head.

Not long after that, the museum sells the mummy to a private collector. This poor dumb bastard is immediately plagued with continual misfortune (and deaths), thinking he was gonna fix things, the owner banishes the Princess to the attic, yeah, that should do it!

     So, after he stores her away, he realizes that things hadn’t really gotten any better,  He reaches out to a well known authority on the occult, Madame Helena Blavatsky, and asks her to pay a visit. Well, the second she sets foot in the house, she was seized with a shivering fit.  She knew something was there, that’s for sure. She starts searching the house for the source of what she called “an evil influence of incredible intensity”. She finally gets around to the attic and finds the mummy case.

At that point the dude admitted that he had suspected the mummy to be the root of his misfortunes and then had the balls to ask her if she could exorcise the evil spirit. She responds with: “There is no such thing as exorcism. Evil remains evil forever. Nothing can be done about it. I implore you to get rid of this evil as soon as possible.” Not too sure that I share her beliefs on that though.

By now, everybody and there grandmama knows about this sarcophagus.  Almost 20 people had met with misfortune, disaster or death from handling the casket, in barely 10 years. This dude was trying to give the damned thing away, but none of the British museums would take it. Eventually, a hard-headed American archaeologist (a doubter), paid a shot ton of cash for the mummy and arranged for it to be shipped to New York .

    In April 1912, the new owner escorted his recently acquired treasure aboard a brand new White Star liner about to make its maiden voyage to New York. On the night of Apr 14, the Princess of Amen-Ra accompanied 1,500 souls to their deaths into the icy depths of the Atlantic.

If you haven’t guessed by now, that ship, was the Titanic.

 

Love Horror and Gore?  Find my books, blogs and social media links here!

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One of my personal favorite Horror Cons, Night Risers Con in Elizabethtown KY! I’ve attended this event as a “special guest” in 2017 & 2018 and am looking forward to 2019!  Night Risers has one Hell of a show! The guest list is amazing every year!  There’s costume contests, magic shows, celebrity panels, a car show, silent auction and a ton of other activities. Keep an eye out for special announcements and the guest list for 2019 on the website or stalk them regularly on FaceBook!

Trying to kick the habit? I’m a huge vaping advocate! I was a 30+ year smoker that tried EVERYTHING to quit, nothing worked until I visited a vape specialists. The professional staff at Big Time Vapes will counsel with you to fit you with the mod and juice that you need to kick the habit, with no side effects! These guys ship fluids and supplies all over the U.S.  If you’re serious about quitting, contact them at 1-601-337-6466.

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