constructed 1888

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A Good Enough House by Brandon Bartoszek
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The Daniel Goodenough House in Ludington, Michigan was built in 1888. It was a B&B, but apparently it has been closed since 2005. I was looking for the history of this house online and found it’s real estate listing. This house can be yours for a mere half-million dollars!

So… when does Ballerina / Leap actually take place?

Some online sites have been saying 1879, but that’s bull.

It’s frankly hard to tell with all that’s going on, but there are some clues…

1- Jean shorts?!? Women weren’t allowed to wear trousers in this century, and she is showing a lot of leg. Same with the modern day leotard and leg warmers. Just… I’m just going to say artistic license and ignore that.

2- The Eiffel tower was constructed in 1888 (based on the stage it’s in, it would be in the spring)

3- The State of Liberty was finished in ’84, disassembled in ‘85 soooo…?

4- The stage lighting is another clue- the Palais Garnier switched from gas to electric lighting in 1881, so it’s almost certainly after that. 

My theory- November 1884

There’s no way to get it all right, but that’s close. Plus it makes a little more sense with Odette saying she’s been cleaning for (about) 10 years, and the Palais Garnier opening in 1875.

Thoughts?

UPDATE:

So a certain director’s death in 1884 (aka the real life Auguste Vaucorbeil) messes with my 1884 theory, so I’m taking it back one year.

 I propose that the movie takes place in 1883.

Everything else still works and the director gets to live for one more year :)

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Most Spooky Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada

Finding this year’s Spookiest Hotel was rather difficult.  There were so many haunted hotels to pick from, that it took hours to decide on the “spookiest” one.  Finally, after much deliberation, the hotel I chose for the Most Spooky Award was the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada.  Not only is this hotel one of the most haunted in the world, but it also has the distinction of being the most haunted structure in Alberta Canada.

This massive luxurious hotel, located in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, was originally constructed in 1888 by a man named William Van Horne. It was made entirely out of wood. However, in 1926, a fire completely destroyed the hotel.  The new hotel was built in the same way, but was instead built out of pure stone.

Within the ashes of the fire, a secret room was discovered.  This secret room had apparently been an architectural mistake in the original design.  It had no windows or doors, and was kept a secret in order to cover up the mistake.  Now, in the new building, the spot where the secret room had originally been is the location of strange noises and apparitions.

Other than the paranormal activity which occurs at the location of the former secret room, a bride is also said to haunt hotel.  This bride had accidentally fallen down the hotels’ grand staircase after she tripped on her dress.  She had died instantly.  Ever since the incident, hotel staff and guests have reported seeing the spirit of a young bride descending down the staircase.  They also see her in other areas of the hotel, still wearing her white wedding dress.

One particular room in the hotel, room 873, is said to be so haunted that the hotel management has elected to close off the room.  In the past, an entire family of a mother, father and little girl had been murdered in the room.  It is said that after the investigation, the hotel staff went to clean the room but,   no matter how much they tried, they could not get the fingerprints of the murdered little girl off of the room’s mirror. The spirits of the entire family were also seen in this room.  Despite the room being closed off, guests have still claim to see members of the family roaming around the area of the room.

Finally, one of the most bizarre ghosts in this hotel is that of a man named Sam Macauley.  Sam had worked as a bellman until his death in 1976.  Despite him being dead, many guests have still reported encounters with him. Many times, guests will think he is real person, and carry on an entire conversation with him. That is, until he suddenly disappears before their eyes!  Sam has also been seen walking throughout various areas of the hotel, with the upper floors being one of his favorite haunts.

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B.D. Orgain House, Bastrop Texas (1888) by Bob Holler
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This double-galleried Victorian residence was constructed in 1888 for Benjamin Darby Orgain (1843 - 1917), a prominent area banker, attorney, and civic leader. His wife Drucilla (Johnston) (d. 1931) was an assistant teacher in the local Colorado Institute. The exterior of their home features intricate detailing and fishscale shingling. The interior includes woodwork of pine, cherry, mahogany, and walnut. Orgain family members owned the house until 1947. Recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1981

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A Good Enough House by Brandon Bartoszek
Via Flickr:
The Daniel Goodenough House in Ludington, Michigan was built in 1888. It was a B&B, but apparently it has been closed since 2005. I was looking for the history of this house online and found it’s real estate listing. This house can be yours for a mere half-million dollars!