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Unexplained History of Borley Rectory - England’s Most Haunted

The derelict building in the first photo above has an ominous reputation because it is the site of the infamous Borley Rectory, reportedly the ‘Most Haunted House in England.’

Built in 1862 for the Reverend Henry Bull (picture 3) and his family of 14 children, the Borley Rectory is located in the small village of Borley, near Sudbury in the United Kingdom. The large Gothic-style rectory has been the scene of alleged hauntings ever since it was built.

The first paranormal events occurred in 1863 when locals heard unexplained footsteps within the house. In 1900, four daughters of Reverend Bull (picture 4) reported seeing the ghost of a nun at twilight. They claimed that they tried to talk to it, but it disappeared as they got closer. This particular ghost is the story of the mournful nun who supposedly patrols the so-called ‘Nun’s Walk’ and has been seen there often. Picture 9 is reportedly showing the ghost of the Nun who haunts that area. Picture 10 is another supposed ghost caught on the rectory grounds.

An old story claimed that she had fallen in love with a monk from the Borley Monastery, to much outrage, and the two had tried to elope together but had been quickly tracked down. The monk was executed and the nun bricked up in the cellars of the monastic buildings.

These reports continued to multiply after the Daily Mirror published an account of a visit by a paranormal researcher named Harry Price (picture 7). Price wrote two books supporting the dramatic claims of the hauntings and included all of the detailed accounts of the paranormal activity at the Borley Rectory.

Various people continued to claim they had witnessed a variety of puzzling incidents, such as a phantom coach driven by two headless horsemen. After Reverand Bull died in 1892, his son the Reverend Harry Bull, took over the rectory and when he passed in 1928, the rectory again became vacant.

In the following year of 1929, the Reverend Guy Smith and his wife moved into the home. Mrs. Smith came across a brown paper package containing the skull of a young woman. The Smith family also reported several incidents of hauntings including the sounds of servant bells ringing despite their being disconnected, lights appearing in windows and unexplained footsteps. Mrs. Smith also believed she saw the ghost of a horse-drawn carriage at night.

In October 1930 when Smith was replaced by the Reverend Lionel Foyster and his wife, Marianne (picture 7), the haunting supposedly escalated dramatically. People were locked out of rooms, household items vanished, windows were broken, furniture was moved, and odd sounds were heard.

The worst of the incidents seemed to involve Mrs. Foyster: she was thrown from her bed at night; slapped by invisible hands; forced to dodge heavy objects thrown at her; and was once almost suffocated with a mattress.

There began to appear a series of scrawled messages on the walls of the house, written by an unknown hand (picture 8). They seemed to be pleading with Mrs. Foyster, using phrases like “Marianne, please help get” and “Marianne light mass prayers.”

Price’s reports prompted a formal study by the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) headed by Trevor Hall (picture 8), which rejected most of the sightings as either imagined or fabricated and cast doubt on Price’s credibility. Despite the negative report from the SPR, the public’s interest in the ghost stories and other mysterious paranormal activity at the Borley Rectory continues unabated to this day.

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Union Cemetery is a cemetery located near in Easton, Connecticut. The site dates back to the 1700s and is reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries not only in Connecticut, but also in the entire United States.

The most famous character said to haunt the cemetery is the mysterious White Lady who has been sighted by several witnesses, including police and firemen. Many people have taken photographs of her. 

She is described as having long, dark hair, wearing what looks like a white nightgown and a white bonnet. The White Lady is usually sighted in the roadway along Route 59 or sometimes 25, and there are many reports of vehicles passing through her.

Another character considered to haunt the cemetery is Red Eyes. A person walking by the cemetery at night claims to have seen a pair of red eyes peering at him from the brush. 

As he turned and ran, he heard footsteps following him. Cosmic Society’s Donna Kent speculates that it was the ghost of Earle Kellog, a man who was set afire across the street and burned to death in 1935. (Source) 

Famous Hauntings: The Myrtles Plantation

Famous Hauntings: The Myrtles Plantation

Since I was twelve years old and I put down the The Witching Hourby Anne Rice for the first time, I’ve had a love for the South.  The swamps with cypress trees draped in Spanish moss, the balconies jutting over the narrow streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, the slow dirge of jazz music played on the way to a funeral. The above-ground cemeteries. Sweet tea and humidity and a clean sweat…

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The Demon Cat of Washington DC

The ghost cat or ‘Demon Cat’ is a popular story. This creature haunts the basement of the Capitol building at night, usually spotted around the hall between the Crypt of the Capitol and the Old Supreme Court Chamber. Tourists can even see little paw prints on the floors of this hallway if they look close enough. The story goes that Capitol Hill, then Jenkins Hill, was once the home of a den of black cats, but once construction of the Capitol began (in 1794) the cat’s den was destroyed along with the family of cats. The mother cat now roams the halls of the basement of the Capitol building where presumably the den was located, searching for her young. Even though there are no unattended pets allowed in the Capitol, late night staffers and visitors have noticed an animal making quick dashes around this area of the building. The cat’s paw-prints beneath the Samuel Morse memorial can bee seen in the second picture.

Sightings of the creature have mysteriously been followed by tragic occurrences throughout the United States. One such account tells of a Capitol Police officer who noticed a quick black dash across the floor. As he moved closer to catch a glimpse of the animal, its shadow grew bigger and more menacing. Then, quickly, it disappeared. The next day, 1 November 1918, a story in the newspaper described the worst rapid transit system accident in New York City with over 90 deaths.

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The Brown Lady

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The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, reportedly haunts the great house in Norfolk, England. This is of the country’s most famous hauntings primarily due to the captured image of the ‘Brown Lady’ on the staircase. The photograph which would become one of the most famous paranormal photographs of all time was taken by photographers from the Country Life magazine that was at Raynham Hall photographing the staircase.

I’ve honestly had so many cool jobs, I was a salon coordinator, I worked at a famous haunted house in an abandoned prison, I worked at the most famous gay club in Philadelphia, and now I work at Sephora. Yo, all my gigs have been hella dope. And what’s cool about the prison and the club is that they were both seasonal and I can go back when the seasons start up!
I had such a great first day at Sephora. I’m feeling really good about this one.

It was so obvious!

As I alluded to last week, I am going to lead a WoD Gheist game set in 1920’s New York and I’ve been struggling to come up with a plot.

For those that don’t know, Gheist is a branch of the World of Darkness roleplaying game that centers around ghosts and spirits. I set it in the above mentioned time and place because rum is an important component in a lot of Gheist dealings and rituals, so I thought it would be funny to run it during the prohibition ;P 

Anyway, though I have done a fair share of world building, I always struggle with plot. Now I’m sure this was obvious for a lot of you, I was listening to top 20 lists on YouTube when one about haunted sites popped up and I though to myself; It’s obvious! There’s a lot of material out there already, I just have to look up famous hauntings, pick the good ones and string them together somehow! Brilliant!

There’s a lot of hotels and theatres it seems, I’ve collected a few interesting ones already, but if anyone has some good hauntings dating back to before 1928, feel free to share :)

The Daniel Benton Homestead in Tolland was built in 1720 and was home to members of the Benton family until 1932. In 1777, during the Revolutionary War, twenty-four Hessian officers, who had surrendered after the British defeat at Saratoga, were quartered in the house on their journey to Boston, from where they would be shipped back to Germany.Daniel Benton had three grandsons who fought in the war: two died as a result of imprisonment by the British while the third, Elisha Benton, returned home in late 1776, after his confinement on a prison ship, where he had contracted smallpox. Back home, he was nursed by Jemima Barrows, whom he had courted before the war. He died after a few weeks, and she followed shortly after, having contracted the disease during their time together. They were both buried on the property, but were not buried next to each other, as they had not married. The Daniel Benton Homestead is famous as a haunted house andnumerous articles with ghost stories about the house have been written on many sites. The house was purchased in 1932 by Florrie Bishop Bowering, a WTIC radio personality, who lived there until she died in 1968. The next owners, Charles B. Goodstein and William A Shocket, donated the house the following year to the Tolland Historical Society to open as a museum.

LISTEN UP: JOJO "FAR FROM HEAVEN"

LISTEN UP: JOJO “FAR FROM HEAVEN”

The wait for JoJo’s new music is finally over. On Wednesday, April 15, a piano-driven ballad called “Far From Heaven” arrived online as a preview of the songbird’s upcoming third album, which she’s currently still working on.
On the song, JoJo shows off her impressive vocals she’s famous for over the haunting, gloomy piano. “So far from heaven with nowhere to run/ Should’ve seen it coming when we…

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Wow so if you want to know how low people sink with this stupid “Japanese names are cooooolll” bullshit, there’s people who use Aokigahara as their blog names. Not blogs about depression n shit either just people using it because they think it sounds cool and edgy.

I wanna remind you all that thousands of have people killed themselves there. Not fictional characters in a novel, but real human beings who were in mental suffering, and probably caused more suffering because of it. It’s not a famous haunted mansion, it’s a real place of death and misery, and if you treat that like a fucking joke you belong there as far as I’m concerned. Even people as stupid as the “journalists” at Vice aren’t that disrespectful.

It’s about as cool as naming your blog “Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945 at approximately 11:02 AM.”

Enfield Poltergeist Revisited The BBC will be airing a three part mini series about the infamous Enfield Poltergeist next month. What is the Enfield Poltergeist you ask? Well it’s probably the most famous of all haunting cases in the world. The incident happened in the 1970’s in Enfield, North London, England with about 1,500 psychic occurrences recorded, including the possession of an eleven year old girl. The story begins when the Hodgson family moves into the council house at 284 Green Street, Brimsdown, Enfield, England. The family included, single mother Peggy Hodgson, and her four children; Margaret, thirteen; Janet, eleven; Johnny, ten; and Billy, seven. It was during August 1977 that the two children, Janet and Margaret were playing with an Ouija board. The unexplained events soon followed, starting with Janet and Johnny’s beds inexplicably shaking. The following night brought mysterious knocking sounds and the sliding of a chest of drawers in the girls’ room, soon followed by

New article (The Haunting Story Behind One Of Gustav Klimt's Most Famous Paintings) has been published on My Entertainment Blog

New Post has been published on http://www.sofunnycat.com/the-haunting-story-behind-one-of-gustav-klimts-most-famous-paintings/

The Haunting Story Behind One Of Gustav Klimt’s Most Famous Paintings

By Lauren Duca


A visitor at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art views the painting titled “Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” April 4, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)




Maria Altmann was in her ‘80s when she entered into a legal battle with the Austrian government in order to reclaim Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” and other Nazi-plundered Klimt paintings.


The artwork had been stolen from her family’s home after she escaped from Austria as a Jewish refugee of the Holocaust during World War II. Never certain she would even live to see a verdict, Altmann’s fight wasn’t about money or revenge. According to her, she simply wanted to preserve the truth of what had happened to her family.


So the history goes, the paintings in question were originally confiscated by Nazi authorities from Altmann’s uncle, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, and acquired by the state of Austria following German occupation. When Altmann began her fight, in the late 1990s, the portrait of Bloch-Bauer’s wife Adele had already made its way to the Galerie Belvedere in Vienna, where it was known by a colloquial moniker, “Women in Gold,” to obscure the subject’s Jewish heritage.


Shrouded in mystery until Altmann spoke out, the READ MORE HERE

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This is the heart of the world-famous Montparnasse district, bohemian haunt of poets and vagabonds, troubadours and painters. Needless to say I was ecstatic to be staying here. I tried to go recite some poetry in front of a fellow spraying the sidewalk down but he wasn’t too bothered about it somehow. #Parisjevousendure #georgiatogeorgia

5 Most Famous Haunted Places of the World

Have you ever experienced the rush of adrenalin down your spine while watching a horror movie? Doesn’t it look highly exciting to walk through the pathways of a haunted house set up during a carnival? Have any of your friends ever dared you to walk through a graveyard alone during the time of the night? Although, being at a haunted place is scary yet exciting, but there are certain places in the world which can scare you to death by merely being there. “The Island of Dolls” or La Isla de la Munecas Mexico City is definitely a very popular tourist place, however La Isla de la Munecas, commonly known as the Island of Dolls, situated in its South, has to be one of the places which can actually scare any living soul to death. http://b4in.com/tNV2

Hatbox Ghost Returning To Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

Hatbox Ghost Returning To Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion

Disneyland has announced that the most famous ghost from The Haunted Mansion ride is returning.Those visiting Disneyland this May will be able to see The Hatbox Ghost. He appeared when the attraction opened in 1969 but was removed soon after and that is the last time the original figure was ever seen again. Why was he removed? …

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