the ghost and the grave robber


Helltown Ohio, formerly known as Boston Ohio, is an abandoned town with many urban legends surrounding it. The legend says that the townspeople were forced to move, and the government covered up a chemical spill, that lead to the towns abandonment. There are legends of a church built by satanists, and used in their rituals. There are also tales of the cemetery being hounded by grave robbers, and many ghosts haunt the area. There are also stories of mutants, a escaped mentally ill person, and a 30 foot python. The town was a flourishing center up until 1974, when it was decided that the town would be demolished in place of a national park, however it never went through, and Boston is now a ghost town.

me: you already got like 192930392 au ideas you dont need another one
brain: tru
brain: but what if au where ignis is an archeologist and prompto is a professional grave robber tomb raider style and they meet in the most precarious situation that ends with prompto saving ignis’ life and ignis falling for him
me: holy shit

anonymous asked:

Utah cryptids?

Oh, this request was fun. First, I found this website which has a list of a ton of Utah legends and the WORST web design I’ve seen since the phase tumblr users went through where everything on their blog had to be neon pink and size 5 font.  Below I copied/pasted what it said so someone can actually, well, Idk, READ IT lmaoooo 

Below are some of Utah’s mysteries and urban legends.

If you know of one that I have forgot, or would like me to look into, please email me at

. (NOTE: We are covering mysteries and urban legends, not haunted places or ghost stories. There are just way too many of those in Utah to cover all of them!)

hope this helps!

Swaq wanted angel au. Who am i fucking kidding, -I- wanted angel au too.  WINGED DANNY.

Danny Angel Au Part 1/???

Not many people could say they’d died at least twice and had now come back twice.

Okay, to be honest the first time was electrocution, the second time Danny didn’t so much come back from the dead as he did sneak out of Heaven like James Bond and rocket back down to earth in an attempt to protect his remains. But either way! The fact was, he’d died, more or less twice, and he was still kicking to tell the tale another day! That was pretty cool, right?

Now came the fun part. Dealing with his remains.

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If you don’t like mummification or mummies or are queasy in general, you might want to sit this one out. Cofagrigus is a ghost who lives in an elaborate coffin, used to lure in grave robbers and “teach them a lesson”–by consuming and mummifying them alive [Spoiler Alert: They won’t be alive for much longer].

Mummification describes the process of preserving a dead body, typically associated with the ancient Egyptians. Particularly because of the gold, Cofagrigus seems to draw most of its inspiration from the Egyptians; and therefore that is the mummification process we will be talking about today.

The earliest Egyptians buried their dead in the sand in the deserts. The dryness and heat of the sand dried out the bodies, in the earliest form of preservation. Later, they got much more elaborate, using chemicals, removing organs, and overall making sure the body stayed as perfectly preserved as possible.

Here’s where the queasy people want to stop reading. The Egyptians began by pulling out the brain through the nose with a long iron hook. Yeah. Cofagrigus’ victims are killed by this step. They then cleaned the interior of the skull with certain drugs that killed bacteria and got rid of any brain-pieces they might have missed.

Next, the cut open the abdomen and removed most organs—kidneys, lungs, and so on. They left the heart in the body: they believed the heart controlled a person’s emotions and actions (they thought it was the brain). The rest of the organs they washed, coated in resin, wrapped in linen, and stored in small canopic jars separate from the coffin.

They then washed the now empty inside of the abdomen with wine (alcohol is good for disinfecting), and stuffed it with herbs and spices including myrrh, cassia, incense, and so on. 

Next, the dried the body by placing it in natron powder—basically just salt—for 30 to 70 days. During this time someone was always standing guard. Once done, the body was sent back to the embalmers, who removed the spices inside and replaced them with salt, sewed up the cuts, and began wrapping.

Mummies were wrapped tightly and meticulously; every individual finger and toe wrapped separately, the arms, legs, and so on in multiple layers. The completed bandaged body was coated in hot resin to seal and “glue” the linen together. Then the mummy was placed in a coffin, given a funeral and sealed away in the appropriate tomb.

Okay, but lets go back to Cofagrigus. It grabs its victims and seals them in its coffin alive before mummifying them, and so it obviously doesn’t go through all of these meticulous steps. It probably doesn’t wrap them, pulling out their organs is questionable (but you can believe what you like). Mostly, I think Cofagrigus just dehydrates its victims bodies in a salt like mixture the Egyptians used. 

What’s more, I think Cofagrigus does this for nutrients. Instead of eating or drinking water, Cofagrigus absorbs the minerals and moisture from its victims for nourishment. Just about the only thing he can’t get from this is a substantial amount of gold. The human body does contain some gold, about 0.2 milligrams, but Cofagrigus probably needs more than that to upkeep his elaborate coffin. Which is why he eats gold nuggets, instead of chicken ones.

Cofagrigus mummifies its victims to get nourishment. Instead of eating or drinking, he absorbs nutrients and moisture from the preserving process, which takes over 30-70 days to complete. He eats gold nuggets to get what he otherwise can’t from a human body.

So its obviously not solely to “teach grave robbers a lesson”. Cofagrigus uses the Egyptian mummification process not to preserve bodies, but to eat. To survive.


PixieCraft, welcome to the land of wisps, faries, spirits, and pixies!

Sky- Light Pixie, one that is quite the nuisance and mischievous. He can be found in caves most of the time. He can lead you through the longest ways to the exit of a cave, drop you into lava, and more. However, in the exchange of butter, Sky will perform his duty without any trouble.

Jason- Air Spirit, one that’s not often seen, due to their near transparent bodies. Jason likes to rest in the clouds, and if on a lucky chance, you can find him playing with pigs and bats. Look out for calls of names of “Jeffery” and “Dillion.”

Ty- Ghost Wisp, one that should be taken seriously. Ghost Wisps take their job seriously, protecting the graves from grave robbers. Ty is mostly found lingering over a family’s grave, floating back and forth. Never ask him who’s grave he’s protecting. A curse is coming if you anger him.

Jerome- Elf, but not the ones from Santa or shoot bows. Jerome is found resting in trees, sometimes equipped with a bow but mostly with a diamond axe. Quite small, but very mischievous and troublesome. He likes to play a lot, so look out for whoops of joy and yells.

Mitch- Fire Wisp, and perhaps the most feisty of them all. He can range from a little ember to a full-fledged fire, best in your interest to keep on his good side. Nothing’s worse than having lava suddenly come out of nowehere. Nobody knows why, but Jerome and Mitch often play together, despite having the chance to kill each other during play.

Ssundee- Plant Fairy, but doesn’t have wings. Ssundee is typically found at sugar canes or wheat, helping them grow. He’s attracted to cake, so careful when you let a piece of cake cool off at the window. A slice or two may be taken! If you find a little white light near plants, either that’s just the sun, or Ssundee jumping around.

Quentin- Water Spirit, less playful at times. One known fact is that once you anger them, there’s no turning back. Had you ever seen a faint blue glimmer on the water that quickly fades? That might be Quentin, as he can liquidfy in and out of the water. Stay on his good side? Have water whenever you need it.

Seto- Willow wisp, one that is found deep in the forests. They hold long-term grudges, serious like the ghost wisps. However, sometimes Seto likes to play, and if you see a purple light dancing in the air, do NOT attempt to follow it, unless you have glowstone dust. Seto loves the dust, and will lead you home with the code word, “Glowy”.

Brice- Animal Fairy, one that doesn’t support wings as well. But why need wings when you have all the animals on your side? Brice is often hanging around turtles, so check there. Playful and quite the athletic jumper, if you anger him expect to find a snapper turtle’s face up to yours in the morning.

DOWN TO THE BONE / some moody and atmospheric music for halloween

01. I Saw the Dead - Villagers
02. Song for the Dead - Sea Wolf
03. Lay Down in the Tall Grass - Timber Timbre
04. There’s a Rat - My Brightest Diamond
05. Sleeping Dead - Emily Jane White
06. Ghost Song - Patrick Wolf
07. Diana - Tasseomancy
08. Shankill Butchers - The Decemberists
09. Saltwater Queen - The Battle of Land and Sea
10. Into the Woods - Peasant
11. Grave Robbers - Mount Eerie



In China, families are paying grave robbers to steal the corpses of females to marry their deceased relative that died before being wed. In the village of Dongbao in Shanxi Province, there have been at least 36 recent cases of grave robbing for this sole purpose. In rural China, it’s widely still believed that it’s bad luck for a man to die without a wife that shall follow him into the afterlife. It’s said to bring a curse on the whole family with the ghost of the lonely relative haunting them for life. Ghost weddings were allegedly common practice in China up until 1949 when they were banned. However, the practice is very well alive in many rural areas, with grave robbers being paid up to $15,000 for the fresh corpse of a young female.

spoopy tunes for a spoopy month


Skeleton Rave ~ Silence In The Library (Vashta Nerada) ~ Gravity Falls Theme ~ What’s This (Fall Out Boy) ~ AutoRun IIIkg ~ AutoRun IIIkg (Wub Machine Remix) ~ Eyes On Fire (Blue Foundation) ~ Rest In Peace (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) ~ Monster Mash ~ Goosebumps Theme (NugZ remix) ~ This Is Halloween (Panic! At The Disco) ~ The Vampire Club (Voltaire) ~ Goblin Girl (Frank Zappa) ~ Nightmare On My Street (Will Smith) ~ House of the Rising Sun (Lauren O'Connell) ~ Spooky Scary Skeletons (Andrew Gold) ~ Heads Will Roll (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) ~ RadioactiveInTheDark (Imagine Dragons and Fall Out Boy) ~ My Body’s a Zombie For You (Dead Man’s Bones) ~ Full Moon (The Black Ghosts) ~ I’ve Got a Theory / Bunnies / If We’re Together (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) ~ Thriller (Michael Jackson) ~ Werewolf Heart (Dead Man’s Bones Dead) ~ Evil Friends (Portugal. The Man) ~ Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf ~ Monster Mask (Pomplamoose) ~ Love Me Dead (Ludo) ~ Would You Love a Monsterman (Lordi) ~ Grave Robber At Large (Creature Feature) ~ In the Dark of the Night (Anastasia) ~ This Is Halloween 8bit ~ Game of Thrones 80’s  Remix ~ Monster Verse (Nicki Minaj) ~ Get Spooky (Andrew Gold and Daft Punk)

a mix by foilfaerie, oakenspooks, weepingwitch, kaiju-blu, and danaskull-y

Request: Could you do one with Dean flirting with a girl to get information, and Sam like looks at reader to see if she's cool with it, and she doesn't even care. And then Dean gets back and she acts totally cool and normal about it, like no big deal, but Dean's annoyed that she wasn't jealous. But later she reassures him that she trusts him - she knows that he would never do something like that.

You and the boys were trying to figure out the ghost of this super rich lady were buried. The family kept it all hush-hush, because apparently she was a bitch in real life, and they didn’t want the grave to be defiled. 

So, you, Sam, and your boyfriend Dean decided to take the best route, fake FBI Agents. The back-up story was that you guys were looking for a notorious grave robber, and you believed their grandmother’s grave was next. 

“Hello, I’m Agent Pym, these are my partners Stark and Banner.” You introduced yourself to the woman at the door, motioning to Sam and Dean. 

The woman’s eyes immediately focused on Dean, and everything she said was focused on him. Dean turned his charm right on. “You have a lovely home.” He commented, looking around. The woman smiled at the compliment, and invited you in. 

She entered the sitting room, and Dean sat next to her, and you and Sam sat on the other couch. The entire interrogation she only looked at Dean, and he kept giving her little touches. He was obviously flirting.

Sam kept glancing at you, but you didn’t really know why. It didn’t bother you that Dean was flirting. It was for a case, and Dean was faithful, he’d never do anything like that to you. You watched as Dean got the information quickly, then you left the house, but not before she gave Dean her number, in case of “emergencies." 

"You okay?” Sam asked, once you were back at the motel and Dean was in the bathroom.

“Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?” You asked, honestly confused.

“Well, Dean was really flirting with that girl back there.” He explained.

You laughed a little, “Sam, Dean would never do anything like that. I trust him.” Sam nodded, and you started reading. Once Dean was out of the bathroom, you jumped in to shower. While you were shampooing you heard a knock at the door. “Can I come in?” Dean asked.

“Sure!” You called out, and you heard the door open. 

“I’m sorry about all the flirting. I understand how you could be jealous-”

“I’m not jealous.” You assured him.

“You’re not?”

“No!” You exclaimed.

“Oh, well why not?” He asked, sounding a little hurt.

“Dean, I trust you. I love you, and I know you’d never do anything like that!" 

"Really?” Dean asked, and you could hear the smile in his voice.

You stuck your head out of the shower, “Dean Winchester, if I thought for a second that you would have called her, I would have ripped her head off. Don’t you worry.”

He smiled, and said, “I love you.”

“You’d better. Did you shower yet?” You asked him.

“Yeah.” He answered.

“What a shame.” You teased, rinsing out the shampoo. You knew Dean was standing outside the shower. 

“Well, I want to be sure that I’m clean.” He said after a moment, and you heard him ripping off his clothes.

(I hope you like it!)

lets talk about more otp supernatural prompts bc im in such a halloween mood today

  • “i am a vampire chilling in a coffin underground bc i dont know how else to live my life now that im technically dead and ive seen movies where vampires go on killing sprees so maybe if im 6 feet under with no way out i cant harm someone or becoming a killing machine so yeah this is gonna be my life now and but good thing i brought some books idk how much that will hold me off but ill deal and what the fuck who is digging me up i hear and smell them, oh they are totally grave robbers shit wait pRETEND TO BE DEAD like for real dead, cant be that hard right? wow i think im getting away with it, ha! suckers- waiT NO GIVE ME THAT FUCKING BOOK BACK YOU MOTHERFUCKER THATS ALL I HAVE TO KEEP ME ALIVE IN MY DEAD SOUL GET BACK HERE YOU LITTLE SHIT I WANT MY BOOK OR ILL COMMIT MY FIRST MURDER AND IT WILL BE YOU”
  • “im a ghost that got attached to a human and now i look after them all the time without them actually knowing, and make it seem like they have good luck when really its just me helping, and if they lose stuff i find it for them and put it somewhere its easy for them to see, and at night when they sleep i make sure they are tucked in and if they leave their lights or the tv on after falling alseep ill shut it off for them, and the things i do are small and things they or anyone else will really notice or get suspicious about but this one time they were driving and they weren’t paying attention and they almost got hit by a truck but i swerved the wheel and they got really freaked out bc they know they didn’t do it and all my times of keeping my actions on the DL has gone out the window bc now they are doing all this research, piecing everything together and i think they’re going to find out they have a casper the friendly ghost shit idk how to feel about this”
  • “you’re a witch/warlock from the 18th century that came back from the dead…. bc of me… im a very inexperienced witch/warlock im sorry and honestly i didn’t even think it would work i was just hoping to talk to you in spirit for a minute or two for a research paper in history about the times where you were alive and i thought it could get an easy A bc i desperately needed it to pass but i messed up the spell and you are here in the flesh, very confused and very angry bc now i dont know how to send you back and i have to take care of you and teach you how to live in modern times until i can find a way to fix this and no that is a caR DO NOT BLOW IT UP NO IT IS NOT SATANS CHARRIET OF HELL THAT HAS COME TO TAKE YOU PLS STAY CALM”
  • “im a human who got on the mysterious halloween town bus bc i’ve seen it always come on halloween night across my street since i was little and everytime i wake up the bus sign is gone and im sick and tired of wondering, im seeing what the fuck this is about and wow people have some seriously good costumes on this thing they look real- aND WHAT TEHF CUK ARE WE FLYIGN??????? WHA T TE FUCK IS HAPPENING RN OH MGY OD HLEP ME WAIT WE LANDED AND WHERE ARE WE IS THAT A GIGANTIC PUMPKIN??? HOLY SHIT WHAT IS THIS PLACE IM TERRFIED, THESE ARE ALL NOT COSTIMES OH SHIT I THINK IM TRIPPIN RN FUCK THERES NO WIFI OR SIGNALS HERE I CANT CALL OR TEXT ANYONE TO GET ME, IM SO HELPLESS AND - ..ok this place is actually really cool and these ‘creatures’ are rlly nice and friendly um wow and oh hello back too you stranger u look human- oh you’re asking if i am human?? ha nooo??? ok you are seeing right through me rn im pretty sure either im a shitty liar or you can read minds or something yes im in the wrong place and i snuck on the halloween bus so im lost are you willing to help me oh kind and cute stranger who may or may not be human or read minds?????”


The History

The Northern part of Summit County in Ohio is known by the eerily blunt moniker, Helltown. In the 70’s, Boston Township was the site of a government buyout, and subsequent mass eviction of citizens. The houses were intended to be torn down and the land used for a national park, but the plans never quite manifested. Legends spawned wildly, and who can blame the legend mongers? Driving through the dark, wooded landscape was enough to give you chills even when it was populated, let alone when you have to drive by boarded up houses standing next to the burnt out hulks of others (the local fire department used some buildings for practice).

The Terror

Whether based on a kernel of truth or cooked up in the heads of creative visitors, the persistent legends of Helltown add to the creep factor. The steep Stanford Road drop off, immediately followed by a dead end, is aptly named The End of the World. If you get stuck at this dead end for too long, according to ghost story enthusiasts, you may meet your end at the hands of many members of the endless parade of freaks patrolling the woods. Satanists, Ku Klux Klan members, an escaped mental patient, an abnormally large snake, and mutants caused by an alleged chemical spill proudly march in this parade. And if you stray from the roads, you may find Boston Cemetery, home to a ghostly man, grave robbers and, the quirkiest of all, a moving tree.

Haunted Places: Humberstone and La Noria

 In 1872, the towns were founded as a saltpeter mine, and business boomed. However, after several heavy blows (including the Great Depression), the business declined and then collapsed in 1958, and the town of Humberstone and it’s surrounding towns (including La Noria) were abandoned by 1960. 

It is rumored that the dead of the La Noria cemetery rise at night and walk around the town, and ghostly images frequently show up in photographs in Humberstone. These towns are so terrifying, the residents of nearby Iquique refuse to enter them. According to legend, the former residents never left, and can be seen walking around, and children have been heard playing. The cemetery of La Noria, regardless of whether its occupants actually walk at night, contains opened graves where the bodies are fully exposed, leaving you to wonder why. Is it ghosts, or is it grave robbers? As if either prospect is very appealing.


Abandoned clock tower

Abandoned hospital room

Abandoned nitrate mine

abandoned school

La Noria:

Exposed skull in La Noria Cemetery

Exposed bones at La Noria Cemetery

As if Mother Nature is determined to make La Noria even more creepy, a six inch humanoid skeleton (pictured below) was discovered there in 2003. Nicknamed the Atacama Alien, the humanoid was taken by the pro-alien community as proof of alien life on earth. However, DNA testing later discovered that the skeleton was not that of an alien’s but of a young child with extreme dwarfism.