Haunted History – The Ostrich Inn

Ok, so now I have a crazy creepy story to tell you about a haunted Inn in Colnbrook, England! The Ostrich Inn is thought to be one of the three oldest structures in this area. Originally constructed around 1106, builder Milo Crispin, would then donate “the hospice of Colbrook” to Abingdon Abbey under the stipulation that the hospice should be held in trust “for the good travelers in this world and the salvation of their souls in the next”. You see, a hospice was basically a Inn that was run by a religious sect. As far as how a “hospice” became known as the Ostrich Inn, well, the legends are unclear.

So, this little Inn has been host to quite a few notable folks through history. In its earlier days King John and Queen Elizabeth were have said to taken refuge here, and of course there’s a laundry list of other well known names to add to these two, one of the most interesting is Dick Turpin who was in hiding at the ostrich upon his capture.

Turpin was a known thief and murderer that made a good living off of hijacking travelers along the same route where the Ostrich was. After having barely escaped capture a few times, Turpin changed his name, cleaned up and went to stay at the Inn. A few days after his arrival some authorities were passing through. After having observed Turpin for the afternoon, they became curious as to how he funded his lifestyle and immediately suspected him as a horse thief, which he was! So the authorities decide to question him, when they start knocking at his door he jumps out of the second floor window and hauls ass. So they catch him and lock his ass up but are still confused as to his identity because he keeps giving them his new, fake, name. Then the dumb-ass writes a letter home to his brother that clearly identifies him. When the letter gets into the hands of the authorities they charge him with two counts of horse theft and then executed him.

Now, the Inn that stands today is a renovation and addition of the original structure that was built in the 1500’s. The addition of two storefronts and a long gallery across the rear of the structure hardly made a change in the appearance, but times were good during the 1500’s and additional amenities were needed to attract patrons.

So whether or not the Ostrich Inn was haunted before its renovation is unknown, this sucker started earning the most atrocious of its badges in the 1700’s. So the bulk of the credit for the haunted history associated with the Ostrich Inn goes to a man named Jarman who served as the landlord.

So apparently wages as a landlord sucked back in the day cause Jarman and his wife quickly devised a plan on how to supplement their income. The Inn was strategically constructed on the main stagecoach path between London and Bath, a lot of its patrons were traveling to or from Windsor castle, which meant they were loaded and were usually carrying large sums of currency or valuables. Many of these folks would stop in to rest, clean up and change clothes before making their appearance at the castle, many of them had brought along vast sums of money in order to pay off the courts, otherwise, bribe somebody right?!

So Jarman and his wife paid close attention to those guests, they got fantastic service! They would be wined and dined and of course drugged, all while Jarman is buddying up to them. At the end of the night, after having made the guest feel that there was a kinship between them, Jarman would offer them the best room in the house.

Uh-huh, let me tell you about this room ya’ll. So the guest would be led upstairs to a beautiful room where there was a massive four poster bed with canopy all dressed up in the best of linens. When the guest crawled in to the inviting bed and passed out, Jarman and his wife would go to the kitchen. Yeah, the kitchen was directly under the best room in the house. So Jarman would remove two bolts from a joist in the kitchen ceiling, which caused the bed above them to tilt downward, depositing the inebriated guest into a massive vat of boiling water. The poor bastards never knew what hit them.

Jarman would then take the guests horse and carriage and clothes to the local gypsies and sell them at a discounted rate. The gypsies didn’t give a damn where it came from, they were getting a hell of a deal on some high class stuff, so they kept their mouths shut, why spoil a good thing right!? So then Jarman would take whatever was left of their boiled corpse down to the river and throw it in. Now, I need to stop a minute here folks. If Jarman and his old lady were frugal enough to kill their guests and sell their personal items to the gypsies to make more money, why didn’t they use the meat to feed their guest? I’m just saying.

So anyway, Jarman gets away with this shit for years. It’s estimated that they boiled over 60 guests just to rob them. It was all gravy until this one guest though. So this dude wakes up shortly after he passes out, he rolls out of bed and starts stumbling around the room looking for the chamber pot. When he finishes his business he turns around to go get back into the bed and sees it tilted down through the floor. The dude’s curious so he walks over to the edge of the floor and looks down. So he freaks the hell out when he sees the boiling cauldren just inches beneath the foot of the bed. Even in his drunken stupor he knows what the hell is up so he starts screaming at the top of his lungs, waking up all of the other guests.

So the guests run in to see what the hell is going on and when they gather at the edge of the floor to see the boiling cauldren below, they apprehend Jarman and send for the authorities. Jarman is arrested and starts bragging about how many folks he had murdered before ever being caught. Kind of an idiot dick move right?! So, he was tried and hanged for his crimes, but at least he wasn’t boiled!

So at the Inn today there is still a working model of the tilt a boil bed, in fact there are many of the original facets of the Ostrich still intact right now. For example, there is a flap that can be let down from a window on the first level floor that when lowered it creates a walk way for the carriage drivers so that they could enter the building without having to climb down from their carriages.

So, you bet this bad boy is haunted! There are of course the typical signs such as voices, footsteps, closing doors and appliances that turn off and on, but there are a ton of pissed off ghosts that reside at the Inn. Now there are others that were not among Jarman’s victims, such as a woman that appears in Victorian dress and a young girl that is rumored to have hanged herself from a beam on the upper level of the house. There have also been several encounters near the bar with a gentleman that identifies himself as John. He is quite vocal and has known to carry on somewhat lengthy conversations. John has stated than when he was alive it was Queen Elizabeth that held the throne.

The bar is very active, there is a suit of armor and a fireplace that have a lot of orb activity around them, Besides the bar is the Jacobean room which is mostly used for functions now days. Many folk report that they feel like they’re in a crowded room. Several spirits have made themselves visible, appearing in garments that look to be from the mid to late 16th century. Though there is a lot of activity here, the room seems to hold a a pleasant feeling.

The Elizabethean room is home to a dark and daunting force that looms over you while you’re there, there is also something that seems to hover just outside of the window, leering angrily at anyone that dares to enter the room. He may be the same dark shadowy figure that has often been photographed in or around this room.

The stairs and women’s rest room, that are in close proximity to each other, have tons of activity. The restroom is where the pantry used to be. Jarman stored the boiled bodies here until the opportune time came for him to discard them in the river without being seen. This area has a orb activity, shadowy figures, putrid smells and a sickening oppressive sensation. Wonder why, right?! Many visitors have complained with their ears ringing in this area.

And then there’s the attic where whispers and cold spots are frequently recorded, there are even accounts of something freezing cold that comes bolting down the steps, pushing aside anyone that may be climbing up or just standing at the bottom, contemplating the climb.

From the attic to the cellar, where staff all but refuses to go to restock the bar. Way too many times folks have gone down there only to have the door close behind them and the lights go out. In the darkness there are the forms of shadowy creatures that swirl around, some giggling at you until you find your way back out.

Then there’s the Blue room, there is some mad crazy shit going on in here ya’ll. There’s a bunch of documentation on this room, many accounts that were filmed. So, it’s said that if you go down into this room that you begin to look like someone or something else. So there was this one team of paranormal investigators that decided to test it out, yeah it happened ya’ll. They sit this one dude on a stool and aim a camera at him them turn off the lights. The guys eyes start darting all over the place like he’s watching something bounce back and forth. This goes on for a little while and then it’s like he all of the sudden is sitting in a mist. The observers lean in closer to see that his eyes are closed, he hadn’t been looking all around the room. At the point when they realized that, his skin appeared wrinkled and his hands and arms twisted as if he had severe arthritis, a quick glance back to his face, he had morphed into a haggard old man with long crazy hair.

After having had these results they tried to experiment with another member of the team. This time things were different nothing changed with this dude’s appearance, but something crazy did happen. This gentleman became despondent and was talking out of his head. He acted as if he didn’t know who the other members of the team were. As he spoke with the other team members the muscles in his face contorted, his voice influctions and mannerisms changed drastically. When he started getting confrontational, one of the other team members repeatedly called his name until he snapped out of the trance like state. After the event was over, the guy said that he was comfortable the whole time and that he had been communicating with them. The problem was that the conversation he thought he was having with the other team members was not what the one that had been recorded.

Then they tried one last time. Another team member took the stool, this guy supposedly has a long dark beard. After sitting in the chair for a few moments the guy appears to be bare faced, not nearly as eerie as the first two experiments but certainly freaky enough to mention, if you ask me.

 

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Haunted History – The Adelphi Hotel

Today I’m hooking you up with a haunted hotel in Liverpool, the Adelphi Hotel. Paranormal experiences have been reported at this site for years now, and some are far more disturbing than others. The apparition of a 15 year old bell boy, complete with cap and uniform has been known to pick up visitor’s luggage before mysteriously disappearing. The ghostly bell boy is thought to be Raymond Brown who died after getting trapped in a baggage lift in 1961.

Another more gruesome death at the Adelphi was that of ‘George’, who committed suicide in the hotel during the 1930’s and has been seen calling to pedestrians from one of the upper level windows. One can only imagine how this poor bastard spent his last few hours alone in his room, and the possible imprint of his traumatic death has definitely left a scar.

There’s also a pickpocket ghost that hangs out at the Adelphi. The ghost of this chick has been busted searching through the guests belongings in the middle of the night, but once she’s confronted she disappears before their eyes. Nobody knows what she’s looking for, or who she is.

Then some folks have a crazy encounter with another female spirit. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and seeing this chick with long black hair standing beside your bed staring down at you. No one knows this chick’s story, but she’s got a thing for stroking the hair of male guests.

Now all of these apparitions are pretty creepy but they’re not the cream of the crop here. One of the most eerie stories from the Adelphi is the elevator whistler. This terrifying apparition stands behind folks in the elevator, whistling and breathing down their necks. There’s no record of who this particular spirit might be, but he’s been known to tap passengers on the shoulder!

Another of the most well known ghosts here is said to have been there since the place was built. In was 1912, and the Titanic was about to set sail from Liverpool to America. As we already know, this boat was packed with wealthy passengers, many of them had spent the night at the Adelphi before boarding.

We all know how that little pleasure cruise turned out, right! Well, apparently the ghosts of some of those hotel guests wish they’d just stayed on there. This dude Tom Slemen is a paranormal writer who had a wild experience there, Tom actually saw three apparitions in the Sefton Suite, which is actually a replica of the Titanic’s First Class Smoking Lounge.

These three ghosts were wearing naval uniform when they appeared at the far end of the room, at that time, Tom wasn’t the only person there and in fact, everyone else saw this thing go down too.

These ghosts were all obviously members of the Titanic crew, one of them was a dead ringer, pardon the pun, of Captain Edward Smith himself.

Besides these, there’s that apparition of a spirit that must have had an awesome time at the Adelphi Bar cause he, or she is still hanging out there today.  This comes as no surprise as many guests have enjoyed the opportunity to rub elbows with some very famous folks here!

There’s tons of other stories too. There’s plenty of folks that have spotted a Victorian lady in grey, hanging out in the basement and there’s tales of another ghost that’s seen hanging out of one of the upper level windows. Whenever someone is sent to check that room, there of course is no one there and the window is found to be locked. Some lucky guests have even been photo-bombed by ghosts here at the Adelphi as well!

It’s no huge surprise that why there are so many spirits lingering around here. There have been 3 hotels built on this site over a period of 190 years – that’s an whole lot of history for one spot!

 

The first hotel was built here in 1826 for James Radley. It was actually a conversion of two 18th Century town houses that were built on the site of the former Ranelagh Gardens, the first open space for public recreation in Liverpool.

This hotel was replaced by another hotel in 1876, which was bought in 1892 by the Midland Railway, and renamed the Midland Adelphi. Liverpool was a major hub for ocean liners during the early 20th century, and the Adelphi was the most popular hotel in the city for wealthy passengers. Guests at the hotel have included world leaders, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Other well known folks that stayed there were Frank Sinatra, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan, Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger.

 

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The Twisted Southern Horror Queen announces two new sponsors!

I love promoting my sponsors and today, December 1, 2018 I’m thrilled to introduce two new sponsors for the “Twisted Southern Horror Queen”!

 

Welcome aboard Night Risers Con of Elizabethtown, KY!

      Night Risers is the brainchild of John & Terri Thompsett of “Izzy’s Little Creepers” in Elizabethtown, KY.  The event celebrated its 6th year in October 2018 and I’m proud to announce that I was a part of all the creepy madness in both 2017 & 2018!

 

 

      Night Risers Con kicks off every year with a Monster Motorcycle Ride.  There’s a $20 registration to join in, the proceeds are donated to that year’s selected charity.  2018’s charity was “David’s Hope” which is a non-profit organization that offers support to local families that are affected by PTSD, drug or alcohol addiction.

 

Night Risers also features the “J. D. Watts Memorial Car show” at every annual event.  There’s a $20 entry fee which is donated to the J.D. Watts Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The car show has categories for all makes and models of cars and motorcycles and I’ve seen some fine rides there!

Besides the motorcycle ride and Car show the event also features costume contests, brain eating contests, celebrity panels, magic shows, a silent auction, a wide variety of vendors, a massive selection of food vendors and of course, let’s not forget the celebrities!

Some of the celebrities from 2018 were Bishop Stevens of WWE fame, Tony Moran, the first Michael Myers, The “K.I.T.T.” car, the “Adrian’s Fury Dragster” and myself!

In 2017 the guest list included Malcome Danare of “Christine”, Micko Hughes of “Pet Cemetery” Tim Shockey & the Green Goblin Head, Sal Lizard – “Vampire Santa”, myself, the “Adrian’s Fury Dragster” and the “Christine” Movie Car.

Previous year’s guests included folks like Mindy Sterling, Santiago Cirlio, Theshay West, John Russo, George Kosana, Butch Patrick, Pat Priest, Eugene Clark and more!

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Give the gift of horror this Holiday Season – Black Friday Special

Shopping for the horror fan in your life isn’t always an easy task!  This year, is the exception to the rule!  I have a bunch of incredible offers that will sate the palate of any horror fan that’s on your list!

Offer #1 – The Adrian Trilogy Series

Based in Southern Louisiana, the Adrian Trilogy series resurrects the vicious blood-lust of the Vampire.  The series is interwoven with Louisiana Vampire legends, sprinkled in violent bloody clan clashes and topped off with a healthy dose of Vampire erotica.  The series is a FANG-TASTIC gift for any reader age 18 and over.  Message me on my fan page for invoicing, send your shipping address and to whom the book should be autographed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the hard core horror fans in your life, nothing will satisfy their craving for nightmares better than “The Legend of the Dark Man” or “Wicked Truth.”  Both books are have been rated “TERRIFYING” by my fan base!  Filled with demons, violence and macabre scenarios, this is the stuff that nightmares are made of!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Give the gift of horror all year long!  The folks over at the Line-Up search the darkest corners of the earth to fill the “Creepy Crate” with horror memorabilia and collectibles that will be shipped to your doorstep every other month!  Each crate is packed with premium items and discounted like crazy, BUT, I’m hooking you up with a $5 discount code as well.  Just enter the code “TWISTED” at checkout when you subscribe, it’s that easy!

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Haunted History – The Wicklow Gaol

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about a paranormal pokey! The original Wicklow Gaol (Jail) was built in 1702, where the conditions for inmates extremely harsh. Yeah, no cable TV, no pizza Fridays and definitely no internet, hellish right! To make matters worse there was no separation. That means that women, homicidal maniacs, town drunks, political prisoners and even a priest were all tossed into gen pop and pretty much told “good luck ya’ll!”

See, the way it went down back then, is that the dude in charge of the prison was paid a healthy wage to oversee all of this madness.  Out of his wages he was supposed to house, clothe and feed the prisoners.  Get the picture?

These morally unfit individuals answered to no one, so, there was no body to complain to. But if you had a little cash, you could bribe these assholes for better conditions.  The poor bastards that were thrown into this joint that had no money were pretty much screwed. A lot of times these prisoners were sold off to ship captains as slaves, so, there was always that to look forward to!

Well, during the great Irish potato famine in the 1840s and early ’50s, the number of inmates swelled to 780.  That means that there were a bunch of bad asses crammed into every tiny cell.  So, there was then the definite need to expand, that went down in 1843.

The building was closed as a prison in 1900, then reopened in 1918 during the Irish War for Independence. It closed again in 1924 and was partially demolished in 1954. Over the centuries, many prisoners died there, mostly of starvation, disease, and mistreatment and of course the occasional shanking.

The entrance is locally known as “The Gates of Hell,” tagged this because folks knew that once they went though that entry way, there was little chance they’d ever come out again. Numerous ghostly accounts have been reported at Wicklow, and it has been investigated by Ghost Hunters International and Irish Ghosthunters, among many other groups. Reported activity includes:

The feeling of being touched by unseen hands; some have had their hair pulled.
A staff member was shoved out of the gates.
An eerie mist has been seen on the walkway to the second floor cells.
A visitor reported seeing a woman in 19th century dress. When she was shown a picture of Mary Morris, a matron known to be associated with the prison, she said, “That’s her, only younger.”
The ghost of a little girl is said to haunt the schoolroom. She has been seen to materialize and sometimes just to poke visitors on the thigh or pull their clothing.
Dublin-based medium Declan Flynn claimed to contact the ghost of deceased Irish President Erskine Childers there. Erskine was a prisoner for one night in the jail.

 

 

 

The resident tour guide here has had many experiences as well. She’s encountered a lady in her late 20s, dressed completely in black, several times. She walks in and out of cell 22 on the first floor. Another common event is the appearance of a cold and eerie mist that envelops the walkway to the first floor cells. This has been seen by multiple people over a number of years.

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, a group of primary school students from Austria were dumbstruck when the hanging mist latched onto their teacher and enveloped her in a huge ball, moving with her. On another occasion, an elderly woman passed out in cell 12, which tells the story of Wicklow rebel, Billy Byrne. The old chick refused to continue the tour. She later stated that she felt a pressure around her neck and couldn’t breathe. Billy Byrne was hanged there in the gaol and many people think this is Billy himself trying to be heard. There are other reports, especially by those who work there that have reported seeing the entire floor in front of moving around on its own.

 

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Haunted Cemetery – Candlemaker Row

So this little boneyard, Candlemaker Row, is in Edinburgh Scotland.  They’ve been putting corpses in the ground here since the 1600’s so it’s like one of the oldest cemeteries in Edinburgh.

At the entrance there’s an etching that reads “Non Omnis Moriar” which means “Not all of me will die” a fitting slogan that seemingly warns visitors of the poltergeist that calls Greyfriars Kirkland home.

 

This poltergeist was known in his human form as Lord Advocate, George Mackenzie, or as the locals called him “Bloody Mackenzie.” This dude was a brutal and vicious prison warden that got his jollies from torturing the over 400 inmates that he oversaw. Many of those inmates that died either by his hand or under his watch, were buried in the Black Mausoleum section of the Covenanter’s Prison. Mackenzie, when he bit it, was buried only yards away from the prison, which tied him to the grounds where he’d tormented so many.

Mackenzie’s ghost has the reputation of being malevolent and he’s know to attack visitors. Things had gotten so bad that the city council closed the cemetery to the public for a while. Yeah, that’s pretty serious right! Yep, try like over 400 reported cases of Mackenzie’s antics. These reports included cold spots, scratches, bruises, and even faintings, but, it hasn’t always been Mackenzie that haunted Kirkland. There have been tons of reports for centuries. Folks have reported seeing the shadowy figures of those that are buried there, and some have even heard their tormented wailing.

Mackenzie had basically been at peace for centuries but something disturbed him, and what ever it was pissed him the hell off.

The locals are still circulating this tale, and they all agree that this was the “something” that triggered Mackenzie to rise again.

So, it was storming one night and this vagrant decides to break the lock on the mausoleum gate and go inside to get out of the rain. He starts looking around at the surrounding coffins and out of either boredom or some macabre sense of curiosity, he breaks one open just to see what was inside. Like, what the hell would you think was in a coffin Asshat!

Well, this particular section of the vault that he was in, just happened to be where Mackenzie’s relatives were interred. So as you’ve already guessed, the shit hit the fan!

Immediately after he pries the lid from the bone box, this bum starts digging around in there. Well, when he did, the floor of the mausoleum collapsed and he falls into this deep, dark pit that was directly below the tomb. So what do you think was in that pit? I can tell you right now, it wasn’t a tupperware party. The pit was filled with the still decaying bodies of plague victims that had been thrown in and quickly sealed up to prevent the disease from spreading.

 

So this dude is wallowing around in corpse gunk, rotten meat and rancid human bones, Now it’s a party right! So the poor bastard manages to clamor his way out of the pit of people soup and he hauls ass out of the cemetery. He’s covered in funk and looks like who done it when he runs passed this dude that was walking his dog, scared the shit out of him.

Well after the pit was resealed, the mausoleum was fenced off and closed to the public, but that didn’t stop Mackenzie, he was still pissed so he starts showing his ass all over the cemetery.

As recently as 2000, there have been attempts to help him find peace. This one priest named Colin Grant was brought in to perform an exorcism on the cemetery. After several hours Grant admitted that he had become overwhelmed by the mounting numbers of tormented souls there. He ended the rite and left abruptly, shortly afterward, Grant passed away.

 

 

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The Legend of Carl Pruitt

Ever hear of Carl Pruitt? No? Well, I assure you this dude has earned his place in haunted history. Ok, so, the year is 1938 the place, Pulaski County, Kentucky. Carl has had a shitty day at work, he’s tired and frustrated but looking forward to getting home for a hot meal cooked by his loving wife. Yeah, that didn’t happen. Carl gets home and finds his wife in his bed with another man. Needless to say, Carl comes unbolted! While he’s busy losing his mind, the other man creeps out of the window and runs for his life. Carl is torn between rage and heartbreak, but rage wins out. He grabs a rusty chain and wraps it around his wife’s neck, strangling the life from her.

So Carl had exhausted his rage with that one murderous act, and now the heartbreak sets in. Not only does he find that he’s incapable of living with the knowledge that his wife was screwing around on him, but now she’s dead, and by his own hands. He then grabs his gun and turns it on himself.

Most folks would think the story is over here right?! Well, those folks don’t know me very well now do they. This is where the story gets good!

So after the autopsy, funeral arrangements are made. For obvious reasons Pruitt’s wife’s family demand that Carl’s body be buried in a different cemetery far from their daughters remains. And so it came to be, Carl Pruitt’s remains were interred miles from his wife. When visitors came to Pruitt’s grave, they were confounded by what they found. The grass that covered his grave site was dying and something was happening to the head stone. After a while it became clear that there were discolorations in the headstone that seemed to form a chain.

With more and more curious visitors coming by to witness this odd phenomenon, it wasn’t long before some ass clown decides to vandalize Carl’s resting place, brilliant right?! Not so much!  Here’s what happened though, So this jackass group of boys ride their bikes to the grave site.  In attempt to impress his fucktard little friends, one of the boys throws a rock at the headstone and chips it. Yeah, they’re all laughing it up at this point, big bad bully broke a headstone.

So, feeling accomplished with their exhibit of bravery, the boys get on their bikes and head for home. Yeah, well one of them didn’t make it. It seems that the same one that threw the rock has some kind of freak accident where he ends up being strangled to death by the chain from his own bicycle.

Well, the rumors of Pruitt’s grave being haunted had already ran rampant throughout the region, so this unfortunate incident only fuels the fire. Everyone knew that Pruitt had murdered the boy from his grave! The boy had hardly been in his own grave for a week when his mother absolutely lost it! She was convinced that Pruitt had taken her son from her. So with tears in her eyes, and rage in her heart she grabs a nearby axe and marches to the cemetery to exact her revenge on Carl’s grave. Well, the next time she’s seen, she’s found hanging from her clothesline by her neck, it seems that she had become so entangled in the cords that she managed to strangle herself by hanging. Because of the circumstances, an investigation was opened, during the course of searching the property an axe was found covered in what appeared to be concrete dust, the edge was badly nicked and dented. When investigators went to check out Pruitt’s grave site, the stone was found intact and in perfect condition with the exception of the odd chain links that had somehow become etched into his tombstone.

So Pruitt’s grave has become taboo in this area, no one even wants to bring the topic up for discussion in fear that they too would meet some similar horrific fate. But as usual, whenever there’s a crowd, someone has to be an asshole. So one day a local farmer is driving his horse and buggy past the cemetery. In the buggy with him is his family. So I guess he decides to prove some kind of point about Pruitt’s legend. With no notice, he reaches down, grabs his rifle and shoots Pruitt’s headstone.

The sound of the unexpected gunshot spooks the horses and they start hauling ass. So now the buggy is out of control, the farmers family all jump to safety but the farmer stayed on trying to regain control of the buggy, it didn’t happen. Before the buggy crashes into some nearby trees he’s thrown from it, while in midair the reigns somehow managed to wrap around his neck, strangling him before the buggy settles from the impact.

So now everybody is talking about Pruitt’s cursed grave. The population was convinced that Pruitt was somehow causing these deaths from beyond his own grave. Yeah, I can kind of see why right, I gotta say, I’m thinking they may have been right!

So then these two local police officers catch wind of the stories. Laughing it all off as hogwash, these two morons with badges roll out to prove that the legend is all a hoax. So they each take photographs of each other standing by Pruitt’s headstone, I guess to show everyone how brave they were. Well, only one of them would survive to brag, however i find it highly unlikely that he did at all. So the two cops get back into their car and head back to town. As they’re leaving the cemetery the driver sees that there is a bright light following them, so he speeds up to get away, yeah that didn’t work. So as it goes, this guy is flooring it trying to get away when the car slides out of control. The passenger was ejected from the car and survived, the driver, not so much. So the driver is nearly decapitated at the crash. The car came to rest between two fence posts, the barbed wire fencing that had been strung between the posts was wrapped around his neck and in fact was all that was holding his head in place.

Later in the 1940’s most people in the area avoided the cemetery all together in fear that they’d somehow offend Pruitt and lose their own lives. Again there’s always this one asshole right? So this guy is sick of hearing the legend, he grabs a hammer and heads for the cemetery intent on destroying the tombstone. Passersby heard the sound of the hammer as it struck the stone marker, moments later the thuds were replaced by a blood curdling scream and then all went silent.

When people arrived to see what had happened, they found the man lying face down in front of the opened gate to the cemetery. The chain that normally was used to lock the gates was wrapped around his neck, he had strangled to death before anyone could reach him.

Shortly after this, the property was purchased by a local mining company. The graves were all exhumed and moved to other nearby cemeteries along with their head stones. Pruitt’s stone however was removed and then disposed of in an unnamed place. Since this happened, there have been no other occurrences concerning Carl Pruitt’s curse.

 

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