Haunted History – Headless Horsemen

Halloween is rapidly approaching and I’ve run across some cool headless horsemen legends I wanna tell you about. Yeah, get Icabod Crane out of your heads, these aren’t works of fiction, these legends are a big part of haunted history in the areas where they originate.  Let’s start out in south Texas, shall we?

So, the legend of El Muerto has been around for a very long time, since the mid 1800’s to be exact.  Back in the day there was a little strip of land between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers that was known as No Man’s Land.  The spot was known to be a haven for horse thieves and cattle rustlers, and back then, these crimes were worse than murder.  Things had gotten so bad there that the Texas Rangers basically deputized a posse and sent them out to handle business. That didn’t work out so well though!

One of the worse bandits you could encounter in No Man’s Land was a thug by the name of Vidal.  By 1850, this dude had a high price on his head and was wanted, dead or alive.  On the flip side, two of the worst rangers for bandits to encounter here were Taylor Creed and William “Big Foot” Wallace.  Now, these two bad asses had spent a lot of time running these criminals out of the area.  They’d resorted to some pretty brutal tactics because shooting and hanging them from trees just really wasn’t getting the point across.

One day, while both of these guys were out of town defending a new settlement against Comanche attacks,  Vidal and his hoodlums decide to steal Creed’s livestock.  When Creed gets home and finds several of his prized mustangs gone, the shit hits the fan.  He and Wallace join up with a neighboring rancher by the name of Flores and they tracked down Vidal and his associates shortly thereafter.

They waited outside of Vidal’s camp and once they’re certain that everyone was asleep, they sneaked in and killed every last one of them.  Knowing that this wasn’t going to make the statement that they wanted to make, Big Foot cuts off Vidal’s head then fastens his headless body to a saddle that he strapped to a wild mustang.  He then ties Vidal’s hat to his head and fastens it to the saddle as well before sending the mustang to roam the country side as a warning.

It didn’t take long before stories began circulating about a headless horseman seen riding around no man’s land. The apparition scared the Hell out of Cowboys and Indians alike and soon Vidal’s mutilated body was full of bullet holes and arrows.  Vidal’s corpse soon was dubbed “The headless horseman, El Muerto”. As time went by, his legend grew.  It was believed that El Muerto was to be avoided at all costs because with his horrid appearance came evil misfortune.

In the end, a group of ranchers caught up with this poor burdened horse near Alice, Texas. They buried Vidal’s body in an unmarked grave near the tiny community of Ben Bolt. As soon as his body was laid to rest, soldiers at Fort Inge began to see the apparition of a headless rider. Travelers and ranchers in No Man’s Land also reported seeing this strange sight.

One written account was recorded in 1917.  It mentions that a couple traveling to San Diego, Texas made camp for the night near a stream.  As they sat at their fire, they saw a large grey stallion speed by with a headless man atop it.  They stated that they heard him shouting, “It is mine. It is mine.”  Other witnesses saw a similar apparition in 1969, just outside the town of Freer, Texas.  Even today, people still claim to see El Muerto galloping through the mesquite in the bush country on moonlit nights.

Well, Old El Muerto isn’t the only headless horseman out there today.  There’s a legend in Southern Illinois about a man named Joel Lakely.  This story came to life back before the 1830’s around what is known today as Lakely’s Creek.  The creek, in fact, was named after Lakely.

Joel had built his home near a shallow spot in the creek where it was easy for folks to cross over.  He was a sociable kind of guy and enjoyed meeting riders as they passed by his home.

Well, old Joel was murdered by his son-in-law one day, no one knows why.  His headless body was found propped up against a tree.  Beside him was the very axe that he’d used to cut down trees when building his home.  His body and head were buried there next to his new house.

It wasn’t long before folks that crossed the stream there began witnessing some very strange things.  There were reports made by people who’d heard heavy horse hooves behind them as they went to cross the creek but when they turned to see who was following them, there was no rider or horse in sight.

Other witnesses experienced something more terrifying. They too had heard the horse hooves but when they turned around to see who was behind them, they saw a large black horse with a headless rider. Witnesses stated this horrible apparition would chase them–at least until they crossed over the creek.

All these accounts mention that this headless rider was always seen downstream from from where the witnesses were, which is the same side of the creek and near the forest area where Lakey was murdered. This headless rider and his horse never followed anyone across the creek.  He’d always turn back and go downstream.

Sightings of this headless horseman have endured for over 200 years. This apparition is still seen today. The old ford along Lakey’s Creek has been abandoned for years and there’s a modern bridge that crosses the creek today. It is on this bridge where travelers report seeing Lakely, the headless horseman.

How about one more headless horseman! You know it’s more fun when there’s three, right!  (I know where your mind went!)  Anyway, in Irish legends the horseman is known as a Dullahan, who’s agenda is a little different than the first two.  The Dullahan is basically a reaper.  He comes around to grab the souls of those that are dying.  His description is basically the same, big guy, no head.  He is said to ride around on a massive black horse that either also has no head or if he does, he’s got clipped ears and glowing red eyes.

The Dullahan, I have to say, is a bit more intimidating than El Muerto and Joel Lakely, that’s for sure.  He uses a human spine as a whip and if you were to lock eyes with him, he’s gonna snatch your eyes out!  because he can.  Now this dude’s head isn’t missing, he usually carries it around with him. He holds it up to see with, and he can see for miles and miles.  Even in pitch dark!  He can look right inside the house of the dying even if it’s somewhere across the countryside from where he stands.  Sometimes he’s known to set his head back on his shoulders but more than often, he’s in the habit of throwing it at folks.

Now, sometimes the Dullahan would arrive in style, sitting on top of what is known as the death coach.  In his hands are the reins which are attached to 6 black horses that draw the carriage so fast that bushes and trees sometimes catch fire in their wake.  There’s no hiding from him once the wheels on the carriage began to turn; the Dullahan does not return empty handed.  To see or hear him coming is a sure sign that you, or someone in your household was fixing to bite it.

Nothing can deter the Dullahan, even locks on gates or doors suddenly spring open in his presence.  The legend goes further to say that if you hear him coming and open your door. if he’s not there for you, you’ll be covered in buckets of blood.  Even worse, some are rendered blind in his presence.  The only hope you have is to expose him to solid gold.  For some reason he doesn’t like it!  Gold will send him barrelling back to the depths from which he arose, at least temporarily.

So one quirky fact about this legendary headless horseman, why is he headless?  Well, because ancient Celts believed that the soul resided in your head.  That’s why when the warriors encountered a worthy opponent they were sure to take his head.  They further believed that if they were to attach the head to a pole outside of their home, that it would begin to shriek if the enemy was approaching.

Oh and there’s this tale, he’s not a horseman but he’s got a little issue with his head!  So William Laud was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633-1645.  During this time, religion was in turmoil and Laud had made some serious enemies.  He once had 3 prominent Puritan’s ears removed, then branded “SL” on their cheeks, which stood for Seditious Libeller.  (That means that they organized against whatever was socially acceptable in some way.)
Eventually, his enemies gained enough political power to have him arrested and beheaded for subverting Protestantism and alienating the King from his subjects.

Before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, Laud was the Chancellor of Oxford University. His gruesome end has become associated with a haunting at the library of St. John’s College in Oxford. At night, it is said, a ghostly figure can be seen walking around the building, carrying a candle in his hand as he kicks his own severed head along the floor.

And here’s one more quick tale for you, This one is about the ghost of a drummer boy.  Rumor has it that a mysterious drumming noise can be heard in the walls of Edinburgh Castle. The source of this lonely sound is said to be a phantom drummer boy. According to the story, the boy is seen whenever the castle is under threat, first appearing in 1650 when Oliver Cromwell launched an attack. When he appears, the ghostly drummer boy lacks a head.

Ghostly drummer boys are a recurring motif in legends around the world—for example, one such spirit is said to have been haunting Shiloh in America since the days of the Civil War. However, the headless nature of the ghost of Edinburgh Castle marks him out as a unique case, Bet he got caught putting that little head somewhere it didn’t belong!

 

 

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The true story that inspired the tale of Frankenstein’s Monster

It’s October, the season of bats, witches and monsters! We all love to hear the traditional spooky tales as Halloween approaches!  This tale, in particular, is the true story that inspired one of the season’s standard haunting tales: Frankenstein’s Monster!

Imagine this, George Foster is sitting in what was known as a prison cell in London.  It’s January 17th, 1803. So, we’re basically talking about a dank and filthy pit with iron bars for a door. It’s freezing outside, and just as cold in his cell.

Foster had been arrested, indicted and found guilty of murdering his wife and child. He was sentenced to death, the gallows had already been erected in his honor. Now there was nothing left to do but sit and wait, the guys is terrified, right?!

Here’s the kicker, Foster was out of town when his family was found dead. That didn’t matter. He argued his case and even had witnesses that swore he was nowhere around when the murders occurred.  Unfortunately, none of it did him a bit of good.

So here’s Foster, an innocent man with the reputation of being a hard worker and good father and husband.  He’s gonna hang for this crime, and not only that, he’s well aware of what comes afterward. Thanks to the “Murder Act of 1752” his body would be anatomized, basically dissected, but not before he had hanged from the noose for at least one hour. This was a gruesome production that was turned into something like a street fair. Everyone and their grand mama would be there to watch.  This macabre display was one Hell of a deterrent for keeping criminals in line, or at least giving them some motivation to plan their shit out and not get caught!

As if the “legal” punishment for these crimes wasn’t enough, it wasn’t all that the “sentenced” murderers had to look forward to. First off, there was this whole spiritual dilemma thing. On Judgement Day, how is a hanged and dissected man gonna rise from his grave when his body parts were scattered to who knows where? Secondly, was the whole “scattered” thing.  You see, once the body had been dissected, droves from medical schools began circling like vultures, snatching and grabbing at whatever parts they could get their hands on for medical experiments and research.

The remains of the criminal at that point, would be taken to labs and typically skinned, eviscerated and then cut into even smaller pieces, the left overs were usually burned or thrown out with the trash. You see, London had a very dark culture that was fascinated with what was known in other societies to be morbid and gruesome. The elite folks in this society saw all this madness as avant garde, only the cream of the crop showed up to watch these bizarre medical experiments. They’d show up in tuxedos and top hats, the women came wearing their finest gowns, imagine that insanity!

Sometimes there were some unexpected surprises at these events too. Rumor had it that during some of these experiments, the hanged man would wake up in the middle of being dissected, with a room full of people watching. Remember, it wasn’t required by law to dissect criminals after hanging unless they were guilty of murder. So some of these lucky bastards got to experience being hanged not once, but twice! We call that lagniappe here in Louisiana!

So, back to poor old George. He’s watching the sun rise, it’s his last day on earth. He shivers as he stands up to peek out of the tiny window of his cell. The first thing he sees are the gallows, the hang man’s noose is already in place, waiting patiently for him. It wouldn’t be long now before people start lining the streets, eager to see him hanged for a crime that he didn’t commit. George was familiar with the process, he had witnessed it many times himself. What he didn’t know is that he was destined to birth one of the most bizarre and beloved horror tales of all times.

Now, from London to Italy, and long before Foster’s trial and sentencing, Luigi Galvani, a noted Doctor and Scientist from the University of Bolongna, sat in his laboratory dissecting frogs. Luigi discovered that if the amphibian’s legs were touched with a charged wire, they would twitch wildly, thus proving that life, in some manner, could be restored.

Luigi’s work had not progressed beyond frogs up until the time of his passing, but never fear, his nephew Giovanni Aldini would pick up his work where he left off. Now, Giovanni is young and has a point to prove, this dude has a massive ego! If Luigi’s experiments worked on frogs, why wouldn’t they work on larger subjects.

People flocked to Giovanni’s laboratory to watch on as he performed his repulsive experiments on cows, sheep and pigs. They would gasp as eyes rolled in their sockets, heads jerked from side to side and tongues twitched and quivered. His experiments became notorious, some even considered their attendance quite fashionable, it was like this dude had his own little cult following.

Well, Giovanni’s ego wouldn’t allow for him to settle for experimenting on animals. There were bigger and better subjects out there. He goes and makes a deal with the hangman, and soon after, he finds himself hiding beneath the gallows where he hand picked his specimens. He would then lug the corpse back to his laboratory where he would immediately begin his experiments.

Again the gore seeking crowds gathered to watch on as the bodies twitched and contorted during his tests. But Giovanni was intrigued with his results and soon began boasting that his experiments proved that he could bring life back into newly deceased corpses. This was a point that could not be proven with the body of a criminal, you see, in Italy, once a man had been hanged for 1 hour, the laws stated that he must be decapitated before his body discarded. Giovanni’s testing had been limited by having to use subjects that had been drained of all of their blood and had no head.

So he packs up his equipment and moves to London, and this is where George Foster comes in to play. Foster’s body would be given to Giovanni intact.

Giovanni’s reputation had preceded him. He begins making public appearances and once he has captured the attention of the crowds, he announces that he will bring a dead corpse back to life as a result of his testing. So, word spreads and now everyone is planning on being present for this ground breaking event.

Now, back to Foster. They’ve come to get him, the cell door screeches as it opens. Foster shivers as he finishes the last of his praying. He’s led down a narrow passageway, his bare feet sloshing through the filth stained icy slush that’s covering the stone path. His heart is pounding, and his feet are numb, he can hardly make it up the steps. Finally he arrives at the top to be greeted by a large man with a hood on his head, propped up on the railing behind the hangman is a large axe, it’s handle stained with the blood of numerous criminals. He steps forward and hangs his head, his senses go numb as the noose is tightened around his neck. There’s a loud thud and then the floor gives way beneath his frozen feet.

Below the gallows waits his transport, when 1 hour has passed he will be rushed to the Royal College of Surgeons.

Giovanni watches on eagerly as his assistants rush toward him with Fosters corpse. He immediately begins attaching probes and electrons into the arms, legs, chest and forehead of his new subject. He then powers up his equipment and begins his work. Immediately Fosters jaw began to quiver, his muscles began to contort and then his left eye opened. Everyone that’s watching has got to be thinking that Foster has come back to life.

Giovanni continued his test and at one point it appeared that Foster seemed to inhale sharply, but no further progress was made. Now hours into his procedure his battery begins to fail and soon Fosters body lay just as still as it had when he was rushed in.

A humiliated Giovanni abandons his experiment and returns to Rome, blaming his failure on the battery. All of the folks that had been there watching, go home and begin to describe the things they had seen. Topics such as these were common “parlor talk” at this time. Children would be put to bed early so that they would not overhear the gruesome things that were being discussed.

One of these folks was medic named Anthony Carlisle. You’re going to love this part! So Carlisle is invited over for a Sunday social to the home of his friend William Godwin. Godwin’s socials were not small gatherings, they were attended by doctors, lawyers, philosophers, scholars you name it.

So, the children were rushed to bed upstairs and away from the impending discussions. Carlisle described the experiment in great detail while everyone listened in, everyone to include at least one of Godwin’s daughters, Mary.

Though Luigi and Giovanni had failed, Mary Godwin Shelley would succeed, though only in fiction. Frankenstein’s character was based on Giovanni Albini, but the monster that Frankenstein brought to life was a creation of Shelley, no doubt her vision of Carlisle’s description of the experiment that he witnessed.

 

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Haunted History – The Charleville Castle

Alright, Let’s get into some creepy ghost legends, more specifically the ghosts that are known to haunt Irelands’ Charleville Castle.

castle1We talk about Castles and their ghostly residents a lot, but most of these structures are really really old.  This one, the Charleville Castle, is nowhere near the age of most haunted castles, yet that hasn’t seemed to stop the ghosts from homesteading!  Construction began in 1798 on the site that was once known to host rituals of an ancient druid cult.  By 1812 the castle was completed and would be home to first Earl of Charleville, Charles William Bury and his family.

stairsOne of the first tragic events to mar the castle’s history was the untimely death of a young girl named Harriet.  Harriet was the 8 year old daughter of the third Earl of Charleville.  After having been sent upstairs to clean up after dinner one night, Harriet decided to slide down the banister of the massive stair case to rejoin her parents on the bottom level of the castle.  Somewhere about midway down, she lost her grip and fell to the stone floor below, she died almost immediately from the impact.

Harriett is seen most frequently of all of the Castle’s ghosts.  She’s heard laughing and singing sometimes, and sometimes, she’s heard screaming as she relives that fatal fall to her death.  Harriet is described as a fair young lass wearing a blue and white dress with matching ribbons tied in her curly flowing locks.  She’s seen mostly around the stairs but also in her room that is on the top level of the castle.  She’s not always alone though, she’s spotted often with a young male playmate that no one knows who he could have been or where he could have come from.

There’s an interesting story concerning Harriet and her playmate.  In 1971 the castle was purchased by Bridgette Vance who had full intentions on restoring the structure to it’s original glory.  One afternoon Bridget’s 5 year old son went missing.  She and all of the workers immediately dropped what they were doing and began scouring the structure in search of the boy.  There was a lot of restoration work going on at the time, and a lot of ways a small child could hurt himself or worse.  So everyone is in a panic trying to find this kid and then all of the sudden, he pops up on the landing at the bottom of the stairs.

The boy was happy to report that he had made friends with a little girl and a little boy; it had been them that helped him down the stairs just before he was discovered on the landing.  This was only one of the first encounters had by the Vance family.  There was a visit by Bridget’s mother who had been eager to spend the night in the tower bedroom.

Well she did, but she didn’t get much sleep.  How could she when she wakes up in the middle of some ancient druid ritual!  Yep, she wakes up to a room full of men, most of them appeared to be monks wearing robes with hoods.  They had surrounded her bed by forming a circle around her and were performing some “type of blessing ritual” so she claimed.  Yeah, I’d be a little freaked out if I woke up in a room full of robed and hooded men too, I gotta tell ya!  Your Vampire Mama would have gone a little psycho.  Hell!  I may have even scared the ghosts, if it had been me!

Anyway, those are just a couple of occurrences reported by the Vance family members.  Trust me, there are tons of documented occurrences ranging from disembodied footsteps and voices, to chiming clocks, where there are none, and moving furniture.  It seems that nearly every room within the castle has a ghost or ghosts of it’s very own.

Downstairs, just feet from where Harriet fell to her death, is the library.  Legend has it that the Bury’s, who first built the castle, were involved with the Freemasons and this was supposedly the place where they held their odd rituals.  During this time, women weren’t allowed in this room, and today, the ghosts still have issues when a woman is present.  Many females that have taken part in the castle tour have complained about having strange experiences in this room.  Things like being pushed by unseen hands or their hair being pulled or heavy footsteps following behind them until they exit.

brAnother haunted hot spot here is in the ballroom.  Nearly every paranormal investigation in this room has resulted in photographs of unexplained lights that bounce across the bare ceiling as well as misty shapes that glide across the floor as if dancing to some eternal yet unheard orchestra.

 

20081130162339_0302_charleville_castle_dungeonAnd then there is the bottom level of the castle, which is highly avoided by many, why? Because that’s where the dungeon is! and in the dungeon there is a fearsome and sadistic entity, that does not care for your company, at all!  The first room encountered upon entering the lower level is known as the “Waste not want not” room.  Legend has it that the first Earl was a practitioner of satanism and within this tiny chamber, some wicked shit was supposed to have gone down.  Tour guides say that the second you descend, your senses are racked with terror.  Torture and death can literally be felt in the air.

altarWithin the dungeon itself, many of the original torture devices can still be found.  But the creepiest feature over all, is the altar.  This Gothic structure is decorated with stone goblets and skulls.  It was once said to have been hidden behind a concrete wall that was removed during earlier renovations.  No doubt this stone structure was used within some un-Godly rituals, and perhaps it is what holds the attention of the terrifying and sadistic entity that dwells there in the dungeon.

oakThere is another well known legend on the grounds of Charleville, this is the tale of the King Oak, a massive tree that is connected to the Bury family.  The tree has always warned members of the family when death would come to visit.  Every time this mammoth oak dropped a branch, a member of the Bury family would die shortly thereafter.  In 1963 the entire tree was struck by a massive bolt of lightening,  the tree managed to survive the blow however, Colonel Charles Howard Bury suddenly and unexplainably died immediately thereafter.  He was the last member of the Bury family that owned the castle.

 

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

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

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

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

In Britain Friday was the customary hanging day.

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

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

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

There are 13 steps that lead to the gallows

The hangman’s noose contains 13 knots

The blade of the guillotine falls 13 feet

There were 13 people at the last supper

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let me hook you up with the secret of the immortals! Hempworx CBD Oil can boost your metabolism, kick your stamina up a notch, and strengthen your immune system along with a long list of other health benefits.  Contact my personal Hempworx Rep, Ms. Sandie Thibodeaux on FaceBook or email her at ellesugirl@gmail.com to find out more!

 

 

 

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

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

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Haunted History – The Horrors of Fox Hollow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let me hook you up with the secret of the immortals! Hempworx CBD Oil can boost your metabolism, kick your stamina up a notch, and strengthen your immune system along with a long list of other health benefits.  Contact my personal Hempworx Rep, Ms. Sandie Thibodeaux on FaceBook or email her at ellesugirl@gmail.com to find out more!

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let me hook you up with the secret of the immortals! Hempworx CBD Oil can boost your metabolism, kick your stamina up a notch, and strengthen your immune system along with a long list of other health benefits.  Contact my personal Hempworx Rep, Ms. Sandie Thibodeaux on FaceBook or email her at ellesugirl@gmail.com to find out more!

 

 

 

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

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

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The Vampire’s Crypt – Erie, PA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let me hook you up with the secret of the immortals! Hempworx CBD Oil can boost your metabolism, kick your stamina up a notch, and strengthen your immune system along with a long list of other health benefits.  Contact my personal Hempworx Rep, Ms. Sandie Thibodeaux on FaceBook or email her at ellesugirl@gmail.com to find out more!

 

 

 

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

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

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