The Demon House – Creepy Places

Here’s a terrifying tale about a family that got more than they bargained for when they bought a home in Springfield LA. This family had been struggling to get on their feet and get their own place.

They got one “hell” of a deal when they found this house! The house was a foreclosure that needed a little work but the price was great. After the deal settled, they move a camper on the lot to them to stay in while renovating.

So, while hubby is at work, wife’s working in the house on some of the minor repairs. It wasn’t long before odd little things began occurring. And of course, as they do, things progressed.

One afternoon she was alone in the house painting, the radio turned itself off. She turns it back on, it’s off again, and after the third time, she’s spooked and abandons the painting for the evening.

So, eventually, the renovations are complete and the family moves in. A month goes by and it’s the oldest son’s birthday. So wife recruits her mother to come over and help decorate for the party.

As their organizing themselves, she realized that there were some last minute things that she would need from the store. She leaves her mother alone in the house while she makes a mad dash to the market. Well, something happened while she was gone, cause when she drove up, her mother was running out of the house, paled and panting. She was terrified, she swore that “something” was in the house with her.

Not long after, it was late one evening when wifey was washing dishes. All of the sudden it was as if a icy cold hand rested across the back of her neck.  Though there was nothing or no one in the kitchen with her, something was poking her, violently enough to cause her to drop a dish.Well, wifey has a heart condition, and right about now, her chest is pounding in terror, she turns to run for the door and something snatches out at her hair. When she does get outside, she realized that she desperately needed her meds so, she hauls ass back in the house for her pills.

Later, after she settled down, she tells hubby about all of the odd little things that had been going on, and the icy hand thing. He kind of shrugs it off thinking it’s because she was in a large home that she hadn’t acclimated to.

A few days later, the wife was folding laundry when she hears her son talking to someone in another room. She could see her other son outside playing, so who could He have been talking to?

She sneaks to the doorway where the boy was playing and asked who he’d been talking to. He said he’d been talking to his “friend.” When she asked what his “friend” said, He told his mom that he said that he had to be his friend, otherwise he would hurt his mother. Well, she was shocked but fighting to hide the fact that what her son had said terrified her.

A few weeks later, it was time to get the winter clothes down from the attic. The wife called her father to come over and help. While he was there, he witnessed a rosary on a door handle swing like a pendulum and then stop cold. Then, all of the sudden, a earthshaking stomping sound echoed through the house.

Pictures fell from walls, plaster fell from the ceiling, yet there was nothing there that could be seen causing it. Her father yelled at the presence to show itself, and it did: The wife ended up with three deep claw marks across her back.

That was about enough for her, she sends the kids away to grandma and grandpa’s cause, damn this madness. When her husband got home from work, she tells him the story and shows him the scratch marks. He thinks that she brushed against some nails while digging through things in the attic. But, during the conversation, a door behind him suddenly opens then slams shut, all on it’s own.  Finally he got a clue right!

So now he’s in full ghost patrol mode all of the sudden. He decides it would be a good idea to hang a few religious relics around. So, they’re walking through the house together, Bible in hand. When they reached the kitchen, she put the Bible down on the table.  He comes down the ladder from hanging a crucifix over the door, and the lights go out, then the Bible begins to vibrate on the table. They hauled ass out of the house when the Bible slammed shut.

Now that both of them believed that they had a ghost in the house, Wifey comes up with the idea to put a recorder in the kitchen thinking maybe they would catch something to give them and idea of what they were dealing with. So she flies in the house and slides a recorder onto the kitchen table before running back out like a mad woman. A half-hour later, she ran back in to get it and then, mustered her courage and began listening to the recording.

At first there was nothing but empty silence but then she heard a low growling, a snarling voice that hissed “She will die.”

So a few days later, the family is back to living in the camper.  The wife was hanging out laundry to dry and the boys were playing in the yard. A little while later she heard a very unsettling silence. The boys were gone. She runs around looking for them, then hears their voices coming from upstairs in the house. She knew that she had to get them out of there and away from whatever it was that was inside that house. She goes inside and is following the voices but never found the boys.

While she’s upstairs something terrifying happens.  She’s trapped by some unseen force that has lifted her from the floor and pinned her to the wall. She said it felt like there was an enormous weight on top of her and unseen hands were holding her to the wall.

Out of nowhere came this daunting voice that told her to “look under.” She manages to grip a corner of the carpet and began pulling it toward her. She gave it a yank and suddenly the entity released her. Beneath the carpet she found what she described as Satanic symbols that had been carved into the wood flooring.

As soon as she could stand, she sprinted out of the house. She runs out and is immediately relieved to see her husband with the boys outside. So, as she’s trying to calm her racing heart, she tells hubby to go upstairs. This time, without any questioning, he runs inside the house.

When he gets upstairs he sees some of the carpet had been pulled up.  He looked beneath it and found the large circle of symbols. They are now convinced that someone had summoned a demon into their home.

Hubby is freaking out by now so he calls the local minister seeking help. When the minister arrived, he immediately sensed the presence of evil in the house.

Together they go room to room with a Bible and Holy Water, in attempt to cleanse the house. As things progressed, the wife began to feel ill. Thinking that her heart was acting up, hubby took her aside and found her a place to sit while he helped the minister finish the cleansing ritual.

Her chest was tight, she was having trouble breathing. Finally, she blacked out.

A while later, the minister finished the rite and left.  Hubby goes to check on her and she’s out of it. So, he helps her to the car with intention on heading to her mother’s house. While he’s driving, he looks over and asks her how she was feeling. She turns back to him and in a guttoral voice, that was most definitely not hers, she said, “I’m fine.” then her eyes went pitch black.

Hubby floored it until they got to her parents’ house.

His father-in-law helped him to get her inside. Her pulse seemed good but she was freezing cold.

Her mother’s freaking out wanting to know what’s going on. Once again, the deep voice said, “I’m fine.” With no other means to defend themselves, her family began reading Bible verses until the minister arrived; it was enough to allow her to regain her consciousness just long enough to tell her father that the entity had taken her over.

When the minister arrived, he knew it was going to be a long night, There was no doubt that there was a demon inside of her. So, hubby and her father hold her down while the minister performed an impromptu exorcism. It was one hell of a battle, but eventually she regained control and the entity was gone.

They packed their kids and belongings into the camper and moved off the property, staying at her sister’s while trying to sell the Demon House.

 

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Haunted History – Newsham Park Hospital

   Construction on Newsham park hospital started in 1871 with that laying of the first foundation stone by Mr. Ralph Brocklebank who was also the first president of the institution.

The building was originally built as an orphanage to house to children of dead seamen, which was a very welcome thing since the area previously had no such institute and had large shipping docks near by. Immediately 321 kids were planted there and even though it was a new facility and was staffed with knowledgeable care takers, it would soon turn into a nightmare. These kids were subjected to some pretty cruel conditions. Many of them were beaten and basically left abandoned within the walls of the institution put there to care for them.

The orphanage closed on the 27th of July, 1949 during World War II. The residents of the orphanage were moved to another site in a more remote area to protect them from air raids. After the war there weren’t as many residents and due to room being needed in the area, the building was sold and the orphans relocated.

In 1951 the Ministry of Health bought the building and turned it into an asylum. The doors opened for this new institute in 1954 by 1992 all the remaining staff and patients were relocated and the building was left abandoned. Well this other institute in the area called Rainhill Lunatic Asylum closed down and those patients were moved to Newsham, which was supposed to be a temporary thing but lasted until 1997.

The building was bought at auction and the current owners had plans to heavily renovate it into an events venue. The building was reopened and now holds various events there, including a ghost tour.

So now we know the history but is Newsham park hospital haunted?

Well folks, asylums almost always have ghost stories, no matter their appearance or age, but when the places looks as old and creepy as this one does the camp fire stories tend to run rampant.

There are tales of hauntings at this place that range from escaped patients rampaging through the woods with an axe, to people being tortured to death within the bowels of the asylum. It seems that most of these stories are pretty much true, though little documentation has survived the multiple owners.

There doesn’t seem to be any mention of ghosts when the building was used as an orphanage, the first reports started coming from nurses after the building was converted to a hospital.

One of the most common occurrences there is the slamming of doors and banging noises from the corridor leading up to the attic on the top floor. Legend has it that the “naughty cupboard” was in this area. Whenever a nurse wanted to punish one of the orphans they would lock them inside one of these cupboards. The banging noises are said to be caused by the ghost of one of these children who died inside the cupboard he was locked in.

The problem is with these older institutions is that they had no cameras or alarms or anyway to find out what happened apart from just “asking” the staff, the same staff who were also responsible for filling out incident reports. As you can imagine the staff would cover themselves the best they could so its no surprise there is no official record of a child dying from being locked in a cupboard.

When the building was used as an asylum the patients who were housed on the top floor where often reported as being seen talking to someone else in full conversation. The only problem with this is that there was never anyone else there. This may seem like something that could happen in any asylum but the odd thing about this place is the patients would always refer to the ones they spoke to as “the children”, always describing them as young children who would just casually walk the hall ways and speak to anyone they felt like.

Various people who have visited Newsham park hospital have claimed to have seen the dark shadowy figures of children within the halls and corridors, as well as the sounds of light, small footsteps running around inside empty rooms.

Orbs can also be captured all over the building, though they seem to cluster in many areas at certain times.

 

A man named John Gray, who used to work there at the Hospital has said the old asylum is so haunted it is ‘pure evil’ and ‘should have been demolished’.

John worked on the hospital switchboard and reception from 1973 to 1986 and said he couldn’t have got out of there quick enough following the paranormal activity that left him so traumatized he still has nightmares.

The 84-year-old also attributes a series of “unnecessary operations” he underwent in the 70s on the ‘bad luck’ brought on to him from working at the Grade II listed building. John has since died at the age of 84, but before he did he left his story in the Liverpool Echo about the ghost at the Hospital.

He said: “It’s evil. Pure evil. That place should have been demolished years ago. “I worked long, hard shifts at night, and staff were terrified of going to certain parts of the hospital. “You could feel the evil when you walked in, it was in the atmosphere. When I was made redundant I could not have got out of there quick enough.”

He said there was a catalogue of chilling incidents but a few in particular stood out. He said: “I remember going down into the basement one night to get a blanket to keep myself warm. As I walked in I saw a man, in a white coat with no head walk past and straight through the wall. I flew out of the room, it was terrifying.

“Another time I was at reception and there used to be a stone staircase opposite. I looked up and saw woman in Victorian dress. She was there for a second and then disappeared. “I found out that she was the old matron from when it used to be an orphanage.”

Since its closure in 1992 the building has fallen into a state of disrepair, inside, it is littered with broken beds, commodes and trolleys from its time spent as a hospital. The winding staircases come with ‘anti-suicide’ grills and lead to seemingly endless treatment rooms and laundry rooms.

Mr Gray said: “There were so many stories, so many people saw things. Staff were terrified of going to parts of the hospital because of the paranormal activity.

“On the old C Ward there was an old cast-iron staircase that no one would go up because it led to a corridor that had lines of cupboards where the children were put if they were naughty. You would hear banging from the cupboards.”

Mr Gray contacted the ECHO after he saw a story about the ‘ghost girl’ that had appeared in a group photo taken at a Haunted Happenings, but said he had no idea who the girl could be.

There are good ghost photos, and then there are fantastic ones, and a set of pictures snapped during a recent investigation of the abandoned Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage in Liverpool are a perfect example of the latter. The images, which were captured during the Haunted Happenings public investigation this past spring, are some of the creepiest to hit the internet this year. In the group photo of the 30 investigators present there were two additional faces, both were little girls, one face was extremely vivid while the other, directly below was a bit on the blurry side yet clear enough to make out facial features.

Since it’s closure, paranormal teams have flocked to the hospital hoping to make contact with the spirits inside, and many of them have been successful, experiencing phenomena that range from from hearing the phantom sounds of children laughing to witnessing tall shadow figures skulking up and down the abandoned corridors. Its not uncommon for visitors to report the sensation of being watched, or to even feel their clothing or hair being gently tugged at by a pair of unseen hands.

One of the most common reports include that of “a small child on the top floor corridor and shadowy figures on Ward G”, and brave investigators who sneak down to the basement have recorded mysterious dragging noises emanating from the Dining Room, even when the room is clear.

 

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Haunted Salem – The Witch House

No town in the United States has as rich a history of witchcraft and terror as Salem, Massachusetts.

In its earliest days, Salem was a haven for Puritan settlers, a place where they could practice their own religion in peace and quiet. This was one reason the infamous witch trials in 1692 were found so shocking. The moral panic that gripped this town was rooted in an intimate sense of the supernatural, tensions among a divided population, and local family feuds. At the time, the New England region—and also most of Europe—was rife with belief in witchcraft as the cause of horrible fits, violence, and physical pain. As such, it is hardly surprising that a moral panic spread like a virus through the town’s population: taking the lives of 20 innocents by the time it abated.

Salem is a much different place today, it’s a thriving community with tourist trade based mostly around the witch trials. Ironically, there’s a high concentration of practicing witches that call Salem home. They seem unbothered by all the buildings that still stand to remind folks of those darker days. More than just the buildings are still there, many of the women and men who were persecuted and murdered there have stuck around. Are they seeking vengeance or are they searching for peace after a dying a death they didn’t deserve. Let’s talk about one of the most well known hot spots in the area.

The Witch House

The Jonathan Corwin House, also known as the Witch House, can still be found at 310 Essex Street. One of the last standing structure with direct ties to the Salem witch trials, The Witch House was home to Judge Jonathan Corwin. He was a local magistrate that became the orchestrator of the trials. Corwin took over this madness when Judge Nathaniel Saltonstall resigned in protest after Bridget Bishop was sentenced to death. Bishop was the first chick to be killed during the trials. Corwin comes along and fans the flames by sensationalizing the whole witch panic thing and winds up sending another 19 people to the gallows.

So, Corwin bought his place from this dude named Richard Davenport in 1675, but it was several decades old when that went down. The house stayed in Corwin’s family until the mid-1800s, and it kind just sat around rotting until it was moved in the 1940s to make space for a widened street. Then it was dubbed as a museum in the McIntire Historic District, and was restored back to its 17th-century appearance. Ghost-hunters flock there claiming that its the most haunted house in Salem. Folks frequently encounter cold spots, disembodied voices, and experience the touch of spectral hands.

The man who lived here was dubbed the most prolific witch torturer of his time. Most of his handy-work went down right there in his own home. This dude would hunt down and arrest the accused then bring them back to his custom built home. From the outside, it looked just like every other house in the neighborhood. But beneath the foundation, there was a dungeon complete with torture chamber and holding cells, where Corwin lavished in tormenting those that had been accused of witchcraft. He developed some pretty cruel methods for getting “witches” to admit their allegiance to Satan, one of which included tying the neck of the accused to their ankles until blood exploded out of their nose.

So, when Corwin died of a heart attack in 1697, he was buried in his favorite spot, the basement. Actually, his family had him buried there because they feared that if he was put down in the cemetery that the locals would dig him up and dismember him. It was years later when they dug his corpse up and planted him in the Broad Street Cemetery. Needless to say, he still makes regular appearances here, but he’s not alone. There are many folks that will be quick to tell you that his victims return there frequently, some are said to have never left.

After the Corwin family, the Joshua Ward House was built on the same spot. So, as you can imagine, building over top of the home where Corwin lived, committed murders, and eventually died, is pretty much a perfect recipe for paranormal activity.

There are three spirits that supposedly haunt the Joshua Ward House. For years people have reported being choked by invisible hands that are usually attributed to the ghost of the “Corwin the strangler” himself.

Another is the spirit of Giles Corey, a man who was personally tortured and killed by Corwin after being accused of being a warlock. He often is responsible for trash cans being kicked over, books being pulled from shelves, cold spots, and candles that are often found in a puddle of wax even through they have never been lit.

Giles Corey, one of the Salem Witch Trial’s most famous alleged warlocks. This dude was a trip! Corey refused to confess to practicing the dark arts, even after days of torture, so Corwin decides that he’s gonna come up with an even more painful way of forcing the man to admit his crimes.

Day after day, large stones were placed on Giles Corey’s chest, slowly crushing him to death while witnesses watched on. With his last remaining breath, Giles Corey cursed George Corwin for his sadistic methods, demanding “more weight to be piled on top of him” and then died.

As it turns out, some believe that Corey may very well have had some supernatural abilities, because not long after, Corwin dies of a heart attack. Besides haunting the Ward House, Corey is said to hang out at his unmarked grave in Howard Cemetery. According to legend, he shows up before the shit hits the fan, kind of like an omen of the horrors to come. In 1914, several witnesses saw Corey wandering the cemetery just before the Great Salem Fire. This kind of just reiterates his final words, when he cursed both Sheriff Corwin and the city of Salem.

The kicker is that many of the town’s sheriffs over the years have reported to being woken in the middle of the night with a sensation of something heavy sitting on there chest, as if being they’re being crushed. Some of the others have had to remove themselves from the office after having heart palpitations, some have even died after suffering major heart attacks, when they were known to be healthy with no prior heart condition.

The most famous ghost at the Joshua Ward House is the spirit of an innocent woman who was accused and killed for being a witch. This chick was photographed by a realtor one afternoon, standing in the hallway of the mansion. When the picture was taken no one was there, but once the film was developed an image of a woman with wild black hair appeared. Needless to say, the realtor wasn’t exactly motivated to show the house to clients after this! link to photo

Over the course of 2 years one alarm in the home was triggered over 60 times without explainable cause. Cold spots are felt in specific parts of the home. The apparition of Sheriff Corwin has even been seen and photographed sitting on a chair near one of the fireplaces.

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Haunted History – The Carnton Plantation

Let’s talk about the Haunted Carnton Plantation in Franklin TN where from time to time, Carrie McGavock is seen on the back porch that overlooks a historic Civil War cemetery. There’s a couple of odd things about seeing Carrie though.  People always wonder why Carrie wears a long white dress all the time, even in the hot summer months.  There’s also the fact that she’s been dead since 1905.

Let me hook you guys up with a little of the Family History here. Carnton was built in 1826 by A former mayor of Nashville named Randall McGavock, it quickly became one of the prominent farms in Williamson County.

Randall’s son John inherited the plantation and married Carrie in December of 1848. The couple had 5 children 3 of which died young. A couple of decades later the Civil War was going down and in November of 1864, The Battle of Franklin was fought in the vicinity of the plantation.

This was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Over 9,500 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or counted as missing. 7,000 of these soldiers were Confederates. The Carnton mansion, used as a military hospital, it served thousands of wounded and dying Confederate soldiers. Needless to say, the McGavock family was traumatized by the things they saw and experienced.

After the war in 1866, when they noticed the need for a larger cemetery for the fallen soldiers they donated 2 acres of their land near their family plot to accommodate an additional 1500 soldiers. The family oversaw and maintained the graves of the soldiers with as much dedication as they did those in their family plot.

According to Margie Thessin, a tour guide at the mansion, Carrie still watches over the graves. Typical reports include her sitting on her back porch where there is a good view of the cemetery. But sometimes shes seen floating around in the back yard wearing a white dress. As you’ve probably already guessed, Carrie isn’t alone there at the plantation. She’s in good company. There are frequent reports of the ghosts of Confederate soldiers seen all about the grounds there but it said that they are more active there during the Fall months at dusk, when of course, is when the battle of Franklin went down.

A descendant of one of these fallen soldiers visited the plantation recently. He gets there in the late afternoon, after the mansion was closed to visitors. So, he decides to walk around and winds up on this path that leads to the back of the property. He looks up and sees the silhouette of a man dressed in uniform about to mount a horse. He stands there watching and as soon as the man hops onto the horse, they vanished. He looks around and sees this other man dressed as a Confederate officer sitting on the back porch so, he walks up and asked, “What happened to his horse?”

The soldier then explained that the horse had been shot out from under this soldier like his had been earlier. This officer went on to explain to him that without their horses they were at the mercy of the enemy. The soldier then tells him that if he was going to stay he better have a pistol or he wouldn’t last long.

So then he asked the soldier what kind of gun he used. The soldier starts explaining his weapon. As he’s describing why he used this particular weapon, the dude starts to realize that these men were not Civil War enactors.

When the soldier found out that the dude didn’t have a gun, he started kind of freaking out and told him that he should quickly leave for the town–to get out of harm’s way. The soldier then turned to another spirit that stood nearby. “Well if we are going to die, let us die like men.” He then threw his hat in the air forcefully and vanished.

 

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Fact or Fiction – Spontaneous Human Combustion

What do you think causes this madness? Well, some folks blame it on Poltergeists because they’re known to cause spontaneous fires, and there’s hundreds of reports of un-explainable lights popping up in haunted houses. Other folks think that SHC is caused by the wrath of vengeful spirits or malicious entities from other dimensions. Whatever the true cause of SHC, reports of it have haunted men and women for centuries.

Although it’s not recognized as a medical condition, there’s no denying that this shit happens, even if we don’t understand what it is, or why. The most mainstream theory is called the wick effect. Basically, the body, mainly the fat, acts like a fuel for the flames. But, some folks say that this theory is lame. Just think of the insanely high temperatures you’d need to reduce a body completely to ash.  Obviously, more research is needed.  In the meanwhile, here some SHC cases that I thought I’d tell you about.

This one happened in Brazil on December 16, 2007. A shit ton of witnesses, including police, saw this chick burst into flames and become “incinerated in seconds”. The chick’s face, arms, and upper torso were burned to the point of nonrecognition, and she had severe burns to her right leg. Bizarrely, her clothing did not appear to be as damaged as her body was—It appeared that her body had burned from the inside out. Well, Ya’ll know them Latino women are hot headed, not much of a mystery here right!

One theory was that she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and got struck by lightning, I suddenly have AC/DC Thunderstruck playing in my head. Anyway, there was another theory that she’d actually been set on fire as part of some sadistic gang initiation, but, there was no sign of an accelerant on her remains so, I think not!

 In 2015, this German chick decides to spend the afternoon at the park, apparently it turned out to be anything but relaxing. She’s just kicked back and chilling on this bench and all of the sudden, she bursts into flames for no apparent reason. This dude was walking by and saw the whole thing go down so he tried to smother the flames with his jacket, but she still died from her injuries. This happened in broad daylight and in full view of several witnesses, many of them young mothers with their kids.

The chick, was thought to have been in her forties and was well-known locally. According to witness reports, she was just sitting on the bench and all of the sudden her body became suddenly engulfed in flames. She was completely silent during the whole event, leading some folks suspecting that she had committed suicide.

There were reports that two men were seen running from the scene in the immediate aftermath, suggesting that the woman may have been the victim of an attack. But, that was ruled out, there were no signs of attack on the victim’s remains, nor was a source found on her body to suggest where the fire had started.

 

 This one went down in January 2016, So, this video pops up on the Internet, It’s showing this dude calmly lying in a doorway in Serbia, while flames seemed to eat their way out of his body and engulf him. An onlooker is heard asking the man to see if he is okay, he says, “What’s happening?”

This is some bizarre shit here. This dude just motions for this concerned bystander to go away as he lays there calmly with flames coming from his gut. Even stranger than that, he appeared to walk away basically unharmed.

According to comments made on social media by people who lived in the area where the footage was allegedly shot, this dude is known locally and has been involved in “problematic behavior” in the past. Whether the man used something to set the fire himself or if indeed he was a victim of spontaneous human combustion is not known, but the video itself has been examined and appears to be authentic.

 Then check this one out, A Coroner Officially Ruled that an Irish dude Died From Spontaneous Combustion. An official ruling of SHC, interesting right! Well, in September 2011, nine months after the death of 76-year-old Michael Faherty, this coroner, Dr. Ciaran McLoughlin ruled that he was a victim of spontaneous human combustion. McLoughlin stated that after investigating deaths for over a quarter of a century, this was the first time that he had ever made such a ruling.

Faherty’s death baffled investigators, They’d quickly ruled out that an accelerant had been used and, the fire in the fireplace wasn’t the cause either. Get this, the fire appeared to have been contained just to Faherty, the only other damage was on the floor and ceiling directly underneath and above his burned remains.

Dr. McLoughlin stated that he had not come to his decision lightly and had conducted extensive research into the subject before making his ruling. He said that his examination of the body, as well as the investigation of the fire itself, left him with no other conclusion that he could draw.

Here’s another one about a Man that Had Blue Flames Coming Out Of His Stomach.

Larry Arnold has researched and examined a lot of cases when it comes to spontaneous human combustion. One of his strangest cases was that of Robert Bailey, a well-known alcoholic who was found burning to death in a derelict building. People walking by one their way to work noticed a commotion in a vacant house. When they went in they found Bailey on fire, so they called for emergency services.

The Fire Brigade commander, John Stacey, who attended the scene, told Arnold years later that the flames were “coming from inside the body itself” and that there appeared to be a slit in the man’s stomach where the blue, blowtorch-like flames exited. It was noted that no other part of the building had been set on fire and that only the body burned, although there were markings on the wooden floor from the heat.

The fire crew emptied their extinguishers on Bailey, eventually putting out the intense flames, but it was too late to save his life. But aside from Bailey’s stomach and torso, no other part of his body or his clothes were damaged. Bailey had bitten into the newel post on the stairs that were made out of mahogany. His teeth were locked down so tight that a fireman had to pry his jaws open to remove his corpse.

This one would have you considering saving the cash you’d spend on a cremation. This dude was Reduced To A Pile Of Ash In Minutes. Young Seek Kim lived all of his 78-years in Honolulu. He’d spent most of it paralyzed from the waist down and got around in his wheelchair.

In December 1956, he was at home when all the sudden, flames burst out of his stomach, quickly spreading in all directions, engulfing him within seconds. A neighbor, Virginia Cadet, quickly ran to his aid, she later said he was entirely covered in blue flames. She called the fire department, but they get there 15 minutes later, by then, Young Seek Kim and his wheelchair were nothing more than a pile of ash. All that remained of him was a pair of feet.

No other areas of the room were damaged, and once the flames had reduced him to nothing, they seemed to have disappeared instead of spreading elsewhere. Firemen and investigators were perplexed by this, there were clothes and books all around that should have caught fire.

 This next dude actually Survived SHC, Vietnam War vet Frank Baker was getting ready to leave for a fishing trip with his friend, Pete Willey, when he suddenly burst into flames while sitting on his sofa. Willey managed to smother the flames, and Baker appeared to be largely unhurt, just a bit shaken. So he goes to his doctor for a check up, and according to Baker, he was told that it looked like he’d “burned from the inside out.”

Baker made appearances on the show The Unexplained Files to tell his story. He said it happened again when he and Willey were out on the lake fishing. Flames just started to overtake his body out of nowhere, they were coming from his torso. Again with Willey’s assistance, the flames were smothered out. Baker is one of the first recorded victims of SHC to survive and I bet he keeps Willey pretty close by or else he’s stopped fishing!

 But this next dude, yeah he didn’t make it. In 2013, Danny Vanzandt’s incinerated body was found by his family. It was apparent that the heat and power of the blaze must have been massive, but there was no other damage to the rest of the wood house that he lived in.

A lot of people pointed out that he was a well-known alcoholic and a very heavy cigarette smoker, But the physical evidence at the scene showed that neither were the cause of his death. Not only was no other part of the home damaged, but there were no signs that a struggle had taken place, which might have suggested foul play. Vanzandt seemed to have simply gone up in flames.

Investigator Ron Lockhart, made the point even clearer, he stated, “You could pour gasoline on somebody and he wouldn’t be as badly incinerated!” Lockhart also said he believed that there must have been some ignition source, but the suggestion of spontaneous human combustion was not officially ruled out.

 

And this little dude here Could really be Hell Boy! By the time Rahul was three months old, he had already burst into flames four times, at least according to reports that surfaced in 2013. This kid had his first experience with SHC at only nine days old. His terrified mother watched on in horror as her newborn son was engulfed in flames for no apparent reason.

The Doctor that worked his case, stated that “combustible gases” released from the patient’s pores may be responsible for Rahul catching fire out of nowhere. Damn! what the hell were they feeding this kid!? The only advice that was offered to the parents was to make sure anything flammable was kept completely away from him, including any flammable clothing or diapers. It is expected that as Rahul gets older, he will undergo plastic surgery.

Perhaps the most chilling aspect for the frantic parents was the fact that the Doctor couldn’t be sure that it wouldn’t happen again.

And then there’s this one, where the big dogs were called in. The FBI report clearly states that 67-year-old Mary Reeser fell asleep while smoking a cigarette in her chair, she was groggy from two Seconal tablets she’d taken earlier and she accidentally set herself on fire. Reeser burned to death, it was thought that Reeser’s own body fat had further fueled the fire.

However, numerous researchers and writers have dismissed their report over the years. They state that the fact that all that remained of Reeser was a foot, a skull fragment, and a piece of her spine, as well as only the springs of the chair she sat on, would have meant the fire would have to have burned at an intensely high heat. There should have been damage throughout the entire building.

But that didn’t happen, only the spot where Reeser had been sitting was damaged by fire in any way. Even a pile of newspapers stacked right next to her chair was left completely unscathed, it was even noted during the initial investigation, that there wasn’t a heavy aroma of smoke that that would be expected in a house fire that was hot enough to reduce a human body to ash.

Mary Reeser’s case is one of the most famous regarding the phenomena of spontaneous human combustion.

 

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Haunted History – How the Ouija Board became a household name

The concept of the Ouija board is around 130 years old but mankind has been trying to communicate with the dead ever since there were dead folks to communicate with. Back in the day the Romans gifted folks that they called Augurs. These individuals would watch the patterns of bird flight, or how their sacred chickens pecked the ground in order to seek advice from the other side. Later on the craft would include using the guts of sacrificed animals to decipher their messages.

There are legends too that have tried to credit the Oracle at Delphi as well as Pythagoras, an ancient Greek philosopher with having originated the talking board, but, there is no written or archeological evidence that supports those theories so we are left with what we do know.

This dude named Charles Kennard was always out to make a buck, but he wasn’t the greatest, nor the luckiest, businessman. The dude had a bad reputation for being a hack and a thief.

Kennard was the son of a rather successful merchant, and in his younger days, it looked like he may follow in his old man’s footsteps. He’d concocted some kind of secret bone mix blend that he used in a fertilizer. In 1880, When the cash started rolling in, he moves to the east shore of Maryland and opened a manufacturing plant in Chestertown.

At first things were going well but a few years later, the plant went to auction due to a combination of drought, competition, and debt. But as fate would have it, there was a Prussian immigrant named E.C. Reiche that had an office next to Kennard’s in Chestertown’s business district. This dude was a furniture maker turned coffin and undertaker he was also a tinkerer who dabbled in the spiritual world.

Alright, now that I told you that, let me roll it back to the Back story:

Two generations earlier, there were these chicks in upstate New York named the Fox sisters, who were claiming to be mediums. They’d built their reputation on communicating with the other side through series of mysterious “knocks” on a table, kind of like Morse code. These two tramps kicked off a spiritualist movement that spread like wild fire across the whole country. Their timing was perfect too. This was just after the Civil War, so folks were coming in droves hoping to speak with their dead husbands, fathers, brothers and sons.

So, it’s 1886, and both Kennard and Reiche caught wind of these newspaper reports about a “talking board” phenomenon that was sweeping Ohio. Well hell, they wanted in right! So, they start working together on this new project and shortly after they’d created at least a dozen of their own “talking” boards.

“Reiche, who was the biggest coffin maker in town, and the undertaker has successfully found another way to cash in on dead folks! But, it was Kennard that took it on the road.

Kennard leaves Chestertown for Baltimore in 1890, where he tries to breathe life back into his fertilizer business but in the meanwhile, he also started a real-estate business. Once he settled in, he started pitching the talking board invention to potential investors.”

Well, nobody was biting until one day, this lawyer named Elijah Bond catches wind of Kennard’s invention. Bond was well acquainted with spiritualism, his sister in law was a noted medium, that was Kennard’s golden ticket, the Kennard Novelty Company incorporated the day before Halloween 125 years ago and began manufacturing Ouija boards. But it wasn’t just Elijah Bond that helped make that happen, some of the credit goes to his sister in law medium, check this out!

So, the patent office is giving Kennard grief about his little invention. The officer in charge of dispersing patents was, at best, skeptical. So, he asked them to prove that the board really worked—by asking it his name. Bond and his sister in law set the board up and lo and behold, it spelled out the dude’s name! The patent was granted immediately!

And so it began. I’ve told you folks my thoughts on Ouija boards, If you don’t know what you’re doing, leave them the hell alone! These little suckers may be classified as “games” but they ain’t no joke ya’ll. You never know what you’re inviting into your life when you mess with one of these things. How many horror flicks do you have to see to be reminded of what can happen? We’ve talked about this before but I’m reminding you now, The Exorcist and The Conjuring, both kicked off by Ouija Boards, both based TRUE STORIES

It’s easy to be tricked by some of the critters that can be summoned with these boards, you can’t just assume a spirit is who or what they say they are just because they can answer questions correctly, even if the answers are based on some of your deepest darkest secrets. With that being said, Here’s a couple of interesting little Ouija board facts.

1. As we just discussed, Bond was granted his patent with the help of his Ouija board.

 

 

2. A jury used the Ouija board to determine a defendant’s guilt.

In 1993, Harry and Nicola Fuller were murdered not long after they were married. An insurance broker named, Stephen Young, was accused of their murder. After his first trial, Young was convicted—but it soon came out that the jury had used an Ouija board to discover whether or not the man was guilty.

Stephen Young, 46, was jailed for life at Hove Crown Court in March 1994 for shooting Harry Fuller and his wife Nicola at their Wadhurst home in 1993.

The insurance broker, from Pembury, Kent, won the right to a retrial but was convicted again in December 1994. The Court of Appeal in London dismissed his appeal.

A retrial was ordered after it was revealed that four jurors at Young’s original trial consulted a Ouija board before finding Young guilty.

Of course, Ouija board answers are not generally accepted in a court of law so, Young was granted a retrial. He was convicted again during the second trial and sentenced to life in prison.

3. Multiple people have blamed Ouija boards for their murderous actions.

When you ask someone why they’ve done something bad, you may not expect them to say that an Ouija board told them to do it. But that’s just what happened in the murder of Brian Roach. Roach, a former mayor of Minco, Oklahoma, was slaughtered by his mother-in-law in 2001. The mother-in-law, Roach’s wife, and his two daughters had been playing with an Ouija board together when the mother-in-law attacked him. She also tried to kill Roach’s youngest daughter, who she believed was also being possessed.

Here’s the story
Carol Sue Elvaker, 53, was arrested Sunday in Lincoln County, hours after the death of her son-in-law, Brian Roach, 34. She was charged Monday with first-degree murder, said Brett Burns, Grady County assistant district attorney.

Police found Roach dead at his home Sunday from one stab wound to his chest, said Kym Koch, a spokeswoman with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Although initially viewed as a domestic violence episode, police learned details that suggested something else.

Burns said Elvaker, her daughter Tammy Sue Roach, and Tammy Roach’s two daughters, ages 15 and 10, were playing with a Ouija board while Brian Roach was asleep. Elvaker then attacked Brian Roach, authorities said.

“This is basically the grandmother (Elvaker) saying that Brian Roach needed to die,” Burns said.

Elvaker also is suspected of trying to kill the man’s 10-year-old daughter.

“She thought the 10-year-old was evil and thought the father was evil,” Burns said.

Tammy Roach, 34, took the knife away from Elvaker and hid it in the house. She then left the house with Elvaker and the two children, Koch said.

Elvaker drove the four northeast toward Tulsa on Interstate 44, authorities said. She eventually crashed the car into a road sign in an attempt to kill all of them, Burns said.

Elvaker suffered two broken ankles in the wreck. The others were injured slightly. After getting out of the car, Elvaker tried unsuccessfully to push the 15-year-old daughter into traffic, authorities said.

Despite her injuries, Elvaker ran from the scene, shed all her clothes, jumped over the highway median barrier and ran into a wooded area north of the interstate, Koch said.

Police found her hiding in the woods. She was taken to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for treatment, Koch said.

Tammy Roach was arrested Monday on a complaint of being an accessory to murder.

Burns said Brian Roach begged for help, but was allowed to bleed to death. Tammy Roach also hid the knife, supplied the getaway vehicle and didn’t try to get away from Elvaker when she had the chance, Burns said.

Brian Roach’s death ends a piece of Minco’s civic history. In 1986, Roach ran for mayor and won by eight votes. He was only 19 years old at the time.

 

4. Alcoholics Anonymous wouldn’t exist without the Ouija board.

In the 1930s, a man named Bill Wilson was struggling with his alcohol addiction. Told by a doctor that he had a “wet brain” and would therefore struggle with alcohol for the rest of his life or be killed by it, Bill had nearly given up. Then, on December 11, 1934, Bill had a “spiritual breakthrough” and never drank again. Wilson had always be interested in the spiritual world and spiritualism, so he and wife Lois went to their Ouija board to find his next step.

Wilson credited the Ouija board with telling him to reach out to other alcoholics and create his Alcoholics Anonymous group. In a letter to his adviser and priest, Father Dowling, Wilson said that the spirit of a 15th-century monk named Boniface had helped him come up with the proposed structure of AA.

5. Artists turn to the Ouija board for inspiration.
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Many writers have turned to the Ouija board for help in creating new stories, not me, there’s enough madness floating around in this brain to where I don’t need any outside inspiration!

The most famous is Bedlam in Goliath, an album by The Mars Volta. The band members bought a Ouija board while traveling in Jerusalem. In their first session with the board, the band was told a story that they decided to use as the centerpiece for their next album. Over the next few weeks, as they recorded the album, a number of terrifying things happened. The studio flooded, causing immense damage, including equipment malfunctions. An engineer had a nervous breakdown, the drummer quit, and a band member’s foot was seriously injured.

There’s a lot of creepy-assed stories about Ouija boards floating around out there. It’s no surprise either right. We know that these suckers have a habit of summoning evil into folks homes. Here’s one little creepy tale I thought you guys might like.

There’s this kind of new story going around about a demon named Zozo also known as Pazuzu. This wicked bastard has been around for centuries and has found Ouija boards a good outlet for wreaking havoc. ZoZo is an ancient force from Hell, that is said to have the ability to shape-shift and possess folks.

In 2009, this dude named Darren Evans became the first person known to have posted his experience with the demon online. Evans had his first experience with ZoZo while using a Ouija board with his girlfriend. After some time ZoZo is said to have threatened Evans’ sister, who nearly died, In the meanwhile there’s all kinds of terrifying incidences going on around him and his family which eventually caused Evans to have a nervous breakdown.

After an extensive exorcism, Evans said that ZoZo left him and his family alone, Now, he runs a site as a ‘Zozologist’ which is a space for others to share their horrifying connections with the demon and is meant to warn others about the perils of using Ouija boards.

Evans’ story inspired filmmakers at One World Studios to create the horror film I Am Zozo in 2012 and has led to Evans’ appearance on the paranormal television series, Ghost Adventures . Evans has also released a book, The Zozo Phenomenon, telling his terrifying tale.

 

 

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The Belfry – A Creepy New Years Eve Legend

So, there was this old church with a belfry that stood to it’s side. It was a unattractive octagon shaped construction that had only 2 rooms inside. The entire bottom floor was considered 1 room and above it, was the rope room. Not considered a room, was a small vault beneath the main level where lumber and other supplies were stored.

Now, the old guys that were in charge of ringing the bell all had a firm belief that the belfry was haunted. Nobody ever wanted to talk about it, when they were asked they would all have this same weird expression on their face that said they knew something but they weren’t talking. There was only one who had, and it was said that he lost his mind after relaying his ghostly encounter.

None of these old guys would go into the belfry alone after dark, and whether it was day or night, not one of them would venture into the vault. So along comes the younger generation, a group of local dudes from the same area that were being trained to care for the belfry and ring the bells. None of these guys believed the old dudes when they warned that the belfry was haunted. They laughed it off and called the old timers superstitious. Even though they didn’t believe the legends, none of them had bothered to venture into the vault. They spent most of their time in the rope room.

Now this belfry was creepy as hell, even during the daytime. The exterior was beat up and weather-scarred and the interior, dank and uninviting to say the least. There were long, narrow, stained-glass windows on the ground floor, and in the rope-room; but the glass was covered with so much dust that no sunlight was filtered through to light the joint. So now that you have a pretty good idea of how creepy this place was, I’m gonna tell you the best part of the legend.

One New Year’s Eve, at eleven o’clock, a group of the younger bell ringers show up at the belfry, ready to toll the bells at midnight. They’re all sitting around on a bench in the rope room waiting for twelve o clock. Now everybody in this group had been out celebrating and they were for the most part, drunk off their asses. While they’re sitting there passing the time, they’re also passing a bottle around.

So as they’re talking, they realize that they’re missing the party because they’re obligated to ring these dumb-ass bells at midnight. They start joking around about how lame the tradition was and then the conversation turns to the crazy old men that thought the belfry was haunted.

The youngest of these inebriated punks, John Grieves, who was also said to have been the most wasted, grabs a candle and heads off down the stairs. The other guys didn’t even notice him leave. John was off to prove a point. Now, whether or not he would have considered his next move while sober is anyone’s guess, but, drunkie drunk decides he’s going to go down into the vault and prove there was nothing going on there.

So, he stumbled down the stone steps until he reached a small landing. He pushes the heavy door open and entered the vault. He found the room was empty. It was a square shaped cell with a flagged floor. The walls were dry and covered with a thick layer of dust and cobwebs, but the floor appeared to have been swept recently.

The one odd thing that John noted was that the room was as cold as death. In seeing that there were no ghosts hanging out in the vault, Grieves scoffs and heads back to the door to join his drunk friends. As soon as he turns, an ice cold gust of wind blows by him, snuffing his candle. He took one more step forward and his toe was caught on something, he stumbled and fell. Well, your boy was so lit he couldn’t manage to get back up so he crawls over to the nearest wall and passes out.

While he’s out, he has this weird dream. In his dream, he woke to find himself in the vault, it was pitch black and he didn’t know how the hell he’d got there. All of the sudden he hears these heavy footsteps on the stone steps, two monks in black habits come walking in. One of them was carrying a lantern. The monks acted as if they didn’t see Grieves.

They walk to the center of the room and pry up one of the large flags with an iron bar. Underneath the stone was a square hole. The monks descended through the opening, Grieves could hear the scraping sound of their feet climbing down. Now he’s freaking the hell out, he’s pinned as close to that wall as he can get, and he’s listening so intensely to what these monks are doing down in that hole that he was hardly even breathing. He could hear them talking but couldn’t make out what they were saying. After that, he hears the unmistakable sound of a pick and a shovel working the soil.

Eventually curiosity overcame his fear, he crawled to the opening and peeked inside. He saw one of the monks digging a hole, the other one was examining a corpse that was clad in a monk’s habit. Grieves has his oh shit moment and clammers back to the wall. He continues listening. The digging stops and all the sudden there’s a dull thud, the corpse had been thrown into the hole. After that, he hears a voice, clear and distinct. “Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,” it said. “Et lux perpetua luceat eis,” another voice responded.

The monks were reciting a burial service. After that, he hears the shovels go back to work. It was around that time when he woke himself up babbling something incoherent. He rolled over then went back to sleep. Midnight had come and gone, the bells didn’t even wake him.

It was nearly daybreak when something cold and damp brushed across his face. He rubbed his eyes and looked around. It took him a minute before he realized where the hell he was, but he didn’t have any idea how he’d got there. He fumbles around in his pockets and found a match, then lit his candle.

His dream then came back vividly in his mind. So, he takes the candle and starts looking around at the floor, looking for a flag with a ring on it. He was sober now and his head was pounding but he was compelled to keep looking. Suddenly the largest flagstone in the center of the room began rising on its own. It fell away from the hole but made no noise. Grieves could see the square hole that it had been covering, just like in his “dream”

A moment later a monk in a dirty black habit emerges from the hole. The skin on his face was stretched tightly across his bones like parchment paper, there was no flesh on him. His eyes were missing yet their sockets were glowing, in his hand he carried a wooden crucifix. This monk, just like the others, didn’t seem to notice him. John watched as he mouthed something that appeared to resemble a prayer, yet no sound came from his gaping mouth.

The Monk walked across the floor and then passed through the closed door. At this point John follows him. The monk passes across the ground floor and starts up the steps to the rope room. He reached for the rope that was attached to the tenor bell and began to pull it. John saw the rope move with his own eyes but no sound came from the bell. For those of you that don’t know, the tenor bell is rung to signify someone’s passing, the poor bastard was ringing the bell for himself.

Well John had seen enough. He hauled ass from the belfry and never returned. A week later a priest was surprised to receive an envelope containing two sovereigns and a note requesting him to say masses for the repose of the soul of an unknown monk.

John Grieves never told anyone what he’d seen until many years later. He was walking to town with his family on the road where the church stood. They passed a procession of monks with their heads bowed, the last of them looked up to acknowledge him, John was face to face with the ghost of the monk he’d encountered in the belfry. That very same day, the belfry was destroyed by fire.

 

 

 

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