An outdoorsy girl with a spooky side
22-year-old blogger and photographer
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Ghosts are People Too
Some of the most haunted places in the world became that way because of tragedy. Whether it was a single event or years of abuse and misfortune, the dead that reside in these locations usually faced an untimely and devastating demise. This is why commonly haunted locations usually consist of hospitals, prisons, battlegrounds and cemeteries. People that face these unfortunate ends tend to take their ill feelings with them to the grave, leading to unrest and torment in their afterlife.
The Haunting History of The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
When construction was completed on West Virginia’s Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, formerly known as Weston State Hospital, it was considered a marvel in the mental health care industry. The building was constructed with the finest stonework, having brought in masonry specialists from Germany and Italy. The hallways were ornate and organized, the rooms comfortable for the 250 patients the hospital would hold. Architect Richard Snowden Andrews created this hospital in order to bring a level of luxury and design to those who were stigmatized at the time due to their mental health.
Unsolved - The Tylenol Murders
Americans everywhere, whether they know it or not, have had their everyday life impacted by a single event. Imagine: it’s 1982, the Steve Miller Band is topping charts, E.T is the hottest new film, but those things don’t matter as the entire country’s gaze focuses on Chicago, Illinois. On September 29, the city experienced its first of seven tragic killings. 12-year-old Mary Kellerman woke up experiencing a mild fever and sore throat, not uncommon for this time of year. To resolve the fever, her parents give her a capsule of extra-strength Tylenol, unknowingly sealing her fate. By the time 7:00 am rolled around Mary was pronounced dead.
Taking it in Stride
Well, we’re eight months into a global pandemic, and while the idea of things going back to normal feels unattainable, and possibly even terrifying, it’s going to happen one day! Until then, Americans have had to be creative in their ways of maintaining a small sense of sanity. For many it’s been discovering creative outlets or reconnecting with friends through video chats, but for me it’s been going back to basics - running!
The Kennedy Curse - Rosemary's Revenge
The Kennedy Curse. Most people have heard of it, some people know what it’s about, but few know the true extent of the tragedy this one single family has suffered. At first, it seemed like it could be just a few unfortunate events that all coincidentally happened to people of a certain last name, but it soon became clear that there was more to the Kennedy’s and their deaths than meets the eye.
Unsolved - The Rain That Fell in Oakville, Washington
Oakville, Washington, August 7, 1994. Rain isn’t uncommon in the Pacific Northwest, so when a late evening rainstorm moved in, the residents of this sleepy town settled in for a warm night's rest indoors. The few who stayed up to watch the storm felt at peace, as most Washingtonians do in the rain. But as the night went on, things took a bizarre turn. People noted that the rain became thicker looking almost gelatinous. They had seen rain of all kinds before, but none like this. And it wasn’t just a one time thing.
6 Reasons Why I Would be Accused of Being a Witch
The Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692-1693 saw a rise in the accusations of witchcraft in the United States. It’s a popular topic nowadays, especially with the rise in the pagan religion and practice of witchcraft. In these modern times, not a lot of people think twice about these spiritual practices given the increase in religious and spiritual acceptance and tolerance. Claims from back in these trials ranged in severity from witches sacrificing animals to putting curses on families and possessing young girls. Over the years that preceded, many guidelines were put into place on how to spot a witch, and the following hysteria resulted in roughly 25 deaths. The Salem Witch Trials have been largely denounced, considering there is not an accurate way to spot a witch, and even if there is, the tolerance and understanding towards the spiritual practice has grown so much.
The Devil Made Me Do It - Murders by Possession
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard of The Conjuring universe. The movies, eight in total, follow the most memorable experiences, and what led up to them, had by paranormal investigators and demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. While most of the movies are considered loosely based on real events, the newest addition to the saga promises to be the most accurate and most extreme. The story follows Ed and Lorraine's involvement in the investigation into the murder of Alan Bono by Arne Cheyenne Johnson, known best as “The Devil Made Me Do It” case.