People have been posting their creepy/paranormal stories and experiences on the my tag for a while now. I’ve read many great ones. Some are actually heart-warming, others a bit terrifying. Here’s a compilation of the top 10.

  1. THE MISCARRIAGE:  The story of Ms.L who unfortunately lost her child, but he wasn’t completely gone. 
  2. WHAT THE CAMERA FOUNDYou can make out half of a human torso 
  3. MOTHER’S DAY: Mother’s day isn’t a happy day for everyone
  4. CONSEQUENCESThe scars someone received from playing the bath game, a Japanese game where you conjure up a ghastly woman who rises out of water
  5. LITTLE MISS NO NAMEAn interesting doll with a peculiar history
  6. WHAT CHILDREN SEEA fascinating account of an adorable, little girl and what ghostly presence she sees 
  7. SOMETHING IS WRONGI like this because sometimes you feel something is wrong even though you can’t put your finger on it. The sense of dread can be deafening. 
  8. I CAN TALK TO GHOSTSBack when I first started my blog, someone submitted to me a personal account of what their life is like as someone who is more in tune to the paranormal
  9. NEVER DOUBT YOUR INTUITIONYou’ll understand why after reading her story
  10. REINCARNATION CASESA 3 year old child’s claims of who he was before in the past life. Extremely interesting. 
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THE LITTLE MERMAID

This isn’t happy-go-lucky disney mermaid you are probably familiar with. This little mermaid isn’t too happy with her “prince.” This short horror film contains violent material and gore. 

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Alright but Skye called Ward ‘Hitler Youth' and 'disgusting' and when he made a move on her again she said 'I'm going to throw up' and Skye hugged Jemma at the end of the finale like all of the oxygen in the room returned at just that moment and they could both finally breathe again, but yeah go ahead and tell me that mine is a crack ship because they are ladies

ROCKY HILL CEMETERY: THE TOMBSTONE THAT “BLEEDS”

I am unsure about the entire truth, but this is a description according to this website:

"There is a tombstone in Rocky Hill Cemetery that bleeds. The woman it belongs to told her husband if he remarries and his new wife is cruel to her children her tombstone will bleed. They have changed the tombstone several times and the blood keeps coming back.

They have an inscription in front of her tombstone that reads: This stone is at the grave of a mother who died leaving several small children. It is said that the husband remarried and the stepmother was very cruel to the children.” 

Krakatoa, The Ripper and Killer Camel!
- This Week in Dark/Strange History

- Three unrelated stories of a strange, unusual or dark nature.

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August 26, 1883 – Beginning with a series of lesser eruptions between May and August, 1883, Krakatoa started off spewing steam and ash into the sky. Then, on August 26/27, four huge explosions rocked the region, and the planet.

Krakatoa is located in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, Indonesia yet the most massive of explosions were heard as far away as Perth, Western Australia and Rodriguez Island in the Mauritius. That makes the explosion audible over a distance of 4000+ kms away. The shock wave reverberated around the planet seven times over five days and anyone within 16kms of ground zero will have gone deaf.

The explosions destroyed about two thirds of the island, ash and other material which fell created several new (temporary) islands and the volcano cone itself completely collapsed. All of this shifting earth and rock caused massive tsunamis, some with waves 40mtrs in height, sweeping along nearby coastlines, destroying hundreds of villages and killing more than 36,000 people, some estimates as high as 120,000 people.

However the volcano was not dead and even now has created a new island with the new volcanic cone growing at about 7 meters per year. This new island is called Anak Krakatau, Child of Krakatoa, itself a very active volcano.

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August 31, 1845 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first known victim of serial killer Jack the Ripper is found murdered in Buck’s Row, Whitechapel. As was signature to the Rippers crimes she was found quite badly mutilated as this coroners report at the inquest states:

"Five of the teeth were missing, and there was a slight laceration of the tongue. There was a bruise running along the lower part of the jaw on the right side of the face. That might have been caused by a blow from a fist or pressure from a thumb. There was a circular bruise on the left side of the face which also might have been inflicted by the pressure of the fingers. On the left side of the neck, about 1in. below the jaw, there was an incision about 4in. in length, and ran from a point immediately below the ear. On the same side, but an inch below, and commencing about 1in. in front of it, was a circular incision, which terminated at a point about 3in. below the right jaw. That incision completely severed all the tissues down to the vertebrae. The large vessels of the neck on both sides were severed. The incision was about 8in. in length. The cuts must have been caused by a long-bladed knife, moderately sharp, and used with great violence.

No blood was found on the breast, either of the body or the clothes. There were no injuries about the body until just about the lower part of the abdomen. Two or three inches from the left side was a wound running in a jagged manner. The wound was a very deep one, and the tissues were cut through. There were several incisions running across the abdomen. There were three or four similar cuts running downwards, on the right side, all of which had been caused by a knife which had been used violently and downwards. The injuries were from left to right and might have been done by a left-handed person. All the injuries had been caused by the same instrument.”

'Jack' would go on to murder and mutilate another four women in Whitechapel to make up what is known as the 'Canonical Five', before stopping after the horrendous murder and mutilation of Mary Anne Kelly.

There have been dozens of people suspected as being Jack the Ripper, from royalty, doctors, butchers… Many believe the crimes did not start with Mary Ann Nicholls (there were a number of close calls in regards to Whitechapel prostitutes leading up to the crime) nor that they stopped after Mary Kelly, with similar murders taking place in other parts of the world.

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September 1, 1846 – John Ainsworth Horrocks was an early settler in the Clare Valley, South Australia, when he arrived in 1839. However he was not one to sit about to mind his land, he wanted to head out and explore the region outside of his locale. In order to aid him he had nine camels imported from the Canary Islands but over the next five to six years all but one had died.

This last remaining camel was named Harry and was a bit of a temperamental beast who probably was not too keen on been treated as a pack animal.

Harry ended up being the death of his master, as Horrocks wrote in the following letter:

"My gun being loaded with slugs in one barrel and ball in the other, I stopped the camel to get at the shot belt, which I could not get without his lying down.

Whilst Mr. Gill was unfastening it, I was screwing the ramrod into the wad over the slugs, standing close alongside of the camel. At this moment the camel gave a lurch to one side, and caught his pack in the cock of my gun, which discharged the barrel I was unloading, the contents of which first took off the middle fingers of my right hand between the second and third joints, and entered my left cheek by my lower jaw, knocking out a row of teeth from my upper jaw.”

The expedition was halted, one of Horrocks men walked over a hundred kilometres to get help after which Horrocks was taken back home. Unfortunately infection set in and no doctors were able to help. Three weeks later on September 23 Horrocks died but not before expressing his wish for ‘Harry’ to be executed.

John Ainsworth Horrocks is buried in St. Marks Anglican Church, Penworthman. Harry was not afforded a similar burial.

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Until next week…


Ashley Hall 2013

Photos: Lithograph showing the eruption of Krakatoa.
Inset left: Mortuary photograph of Mary Ann Nichols.
Inset right: John Horrocks, killed by a camel… sort of.

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Adam

When my daughter was 2, I found her twirling paper towel tubes, tied with twine, in the air.

I asked her what she was doing. She said she was practicing her ‘nun chucks’. I was very confused as she’d have no way of knowing what they were.

I asked her what she meant and she said that Adam had told her how to make them and showed her each night how to use them.

She went on to say that Adam told her to practice because she may need to know how to defend herself someday.

I almost freaked out, but asked her what Adam looked like. She said he was tall, blond, and had blue eyes.

She said,"Mommy, you KNOW how he looks - you know him!! He died of a headache." I had to leave the room.

You see, 4 months before she was born, my tall, blond, blued eyed, martial arts pro friend, Adam, had died of a brain aneurysm at the age of 27.

She has not spoken of him since that day, so I’m not sure if I scared her with my reaction or if she had completed her lessons.

Source

Ghost hunters from Cheshire Paranormal Society (CPS) snapped this photo during an all night vigil on the historic Packhorse Bridge in the village of Caergwrle, near Wrexham.

At the time members hadn’t realized what was apparently standing on the bridge in front of them, said John Millington from the group, but some group members had reported feeling uneasy.

Also, other paranormal activity was also recorded, such as so-called orbs of light, one of which can also been seen in this photo.

Through further study and assistance from members of Hope and Caergwrle Heritage Society, it’s thought three ghosts haunt the bridge; a young girl and two women.

CPS members believe this photo shows the ghost of Squire Yonge who, the history books say, was well known in the area 300 years ago.

The group also believe that the sighting of ghosts on the bridge could be to do with a former burial ground in the area and that the bridge was the access point.

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Part 1 of Q&A #2!

Thanks to virtualabnormality for joining me again. :)

Sir William Wallace
- Tragic Deaths

- The story of Sir William Wallace has been immortalised by Mel Gibson’s portrayal in Braveheart. But want to know the real, tragic story?

Born around 1272, he is generally thought to have been the second child to Sir Malcolm Wallace, the Laird of Elderslie and Auchinbothie. He was not the eldest child, so was not assumed to inherit, and as such, spent much of his early life with his uncle, a priest. He was taught martial arts, horsemanship and swordsmanship. Unfortunately, Wallace’s Father and Brother were killed in a battle, making Wallace the heir to his father’s title.

King Edward I of England, otherwise known as Longshanks, had long desired to settle Scotland under his rule. When the King of Scotland died suddenly, without issue, his opportunity arose. The reasons for Longshanks invading Scotland are long and sordid… and are only relevant to this story in that they are what caused William Wallace to start his rebellion. So I will leave out all of the nitty gritty and just get to Wallace’s story.

Due to the number of English soldiers polluting the Scottish countryside, the nationalist fervour was on the rise. There was a scuffle in the town of Lanark, with an English Sheriff being killed in a market brawl. A young noble named William Wallace found himself at the heart of a fast spreading movement, against the English. More and more Scottish folk joined this movement, which culminated in a battle at Stirling Bridge. Wallace led the battle and won an astonishing victory, completely annihilating a large English army, who were lavishly equipped, under the command of Longshank’s viceroy, Surrey.

It is said that Wallace’s victory was only so absolute because the English horses were unable to manoeuvre their way through the marshy ground, coupled with the fact that the English troops where were trapped on a narrow bridge. It still sounds like strategic genius to me, so complete credit goes to Wallace.

Wallace then began a guerrilla campaign, and fought the English under his own terms, until the English led a large army north in 1298 and pitched a second large battle at Falkirk. The horses were able to ride and the archers had freedom to move and see the battle ground, and this resulted in a stunning victory to the English, crushing the Scots.

This victory crushed Wallace’s spirits, and he was never again able to regain the status he had. In late 1299, Wallace decided to travel abroad and try and enlist foreign help. He travelled to France, and to Rome, hoping that the Pope would exert influence to try and curtail English deprivations in Scotland. He was finally captured by the English in 1305 and taken to London, and that is when his tragic death began…

Wallace was bound and marched through London in the middle of summer, as though he was some sort of military trophy. His trial was carried out in Westminster Hall on 23 August, 1305, before a bench of noblemen. His crimes were read out, a long indictment, which detailed his military victories, but which also included the murder of many English prisoners-of-war and treason against the King. Wallace yelled out, admitting all the charges against him except treason, arguing that he had never sworn allegiance to the English throne. Although this was a valid point, it mattered little, as Longshanks wanted him dead. Revenge tasted better than justice. Of course he was found ‘Guilty’. It is said that Edward Longshanks decreed that treason was a triple crime: against God, against man and against the King, so therefore a triple death sentence was issued – that he be hanged, eviscerated and decapitated.

Wallace’s sentence was carried out directly following his sham of a trial. He was chained to a hurdle (a piece of fencing) and dragged through the filthy street so the public could stone and mock him.

He was dragged to the Tower of London, and then on to Smithfield. He was then hanged, but before he could strangle to death, his noose was loosened.

While still held upright by the hangman’s rope, his genitals were cut off and burned in a brazier placed in front of him.

His stomach was then cut open and he was ritually disembowelled, with his entrails also being burnt in the brazier.

Although close to death, Wallace was still alive at this point. The executioner then cut open his chest and removed his heart, the final act in killing the man. Legend tells that the executioner then announced “Behold the heart of a traitor”, but no official documentation records this.

The rest was done fairly quickly, as Wallace had died by now, so the ‘fun’ was gone. Wallace was decapitated, then ‘quartered’, his body cut into four pieces. Parts of his body were sent to Berwick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stirling and Perth, to demonstrate the price of treason. His head was set on a spike and mounted above London Bridge.

The King thought this horrible death would quell any talk of rebellion, but he was very wrong. In June, 1314, Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated a much larger English army under Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn. This battle marked a significant turning point in the battle between the English and the Scottish people.


By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators
Picpost by Ashley Hall 2013

Main Picture: The Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Inset Left: The trial of William Wallace.
Inset Right: William Wallace.

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Cairn Linnorm

Like all linnorms, the cairn linnorm is terrifying: CR 18, a breath weapon of acidic bile and negative energy, a poisonous bite, and a particularly nasty death curse (Con damage and aging…per day).  But perhaps the most terrifying thing about the cairn linnorm is hidden in its name.  Other linnorms are creatures of the land, named after geologic features specific to the northlands.  But cairns are manmade (or at least humanoid/intelligent creature-made).  If cairn linnorms exist, it’s because we created them.  By fighting battles, spilling blood, digging fortifications, raising mottes, and tearing up the earth or erecting cairns to bury our dead, humanity changed the world…and changed linnorms along with it.

This may explain why cairn linnorms have such odd diets and psychologies, hungering for corporeal undead while fastidiously respecting the sacred threshold inherent in every tomb.  Perhaps some germ of a race memory remains in every cairn linnorm, reminding them of their genesis and insisting that the old borders between life and death are honored…

While the cairn linnorm Gloamfang slumbered beneath Goshawk Crag, fat on the carnage from the Oathbreaker War, the men of Lanark raised a massive dolmen around the beast.  For good measure they then triggered an avalanche to bury it and erected standing stones at the four compass points, marking the rubble-strewn valley as a gravesite forever more—effectively trapping the dragon.  There’s just one problem: The fourth standing stone is missing a glyph, because the man the standing stone was meant to honor was raised.  Through that loophole the linnorm could crawl, if it ever got wind of it.  When a scholar points this out in a lecture hall more than 200 leagues away, an eavesdropping quickling decides it is time to wake Gloamfang.

When the embalmed body of a saint disappears—along with the entire church and graveyard that went with it—leaving only a circle of mushrooms, the search naturally leads to the fey realms.  As mortal religions and faeries don’t mix well, all such spaces that find their way into the Ælfwood are sealed away in one place, a pearl of a necropolis presided over by a cairn linnorm.  The linnorm considers even then most newly arrived churches and gravesites to be his, and will not surrender the lost relic without a fight.

When the eccentric Bruno the Mad marched his crane-footed fortress through the Scarab Desert, watering drought-stricken oases as he went, the Priest-Kings of the Undying repaid his kindness by attempting to imprison him and steal the secrets of his famous conveyance.  He responded by gating a particularly large cairn linnorm into the midst of the mummies’ most sacred city.  The cairn linnorm has now devoured scores of lesser undead servitors, and the priest-kings themselves are essentially under house arrest…for while the cairn linnorm will not root them out of their sacred tombs, the heat-maddened beast prowls endlessly looking for a way at their rancid flesh.  After months of this humiliation, the mummies are ready to reveal magicks never before seen by outsiders to the adventurers who can drive off the dragon.

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