10 Do’s and Don’ts of the Ouija Board

This week’s blog post was inspired by a few of my friends when they discussed the possibility of buying and using a Ouija Board for a ghost hunt. Now I’m completely against using Ouija Boards, especially under the circumstances of a ghost hunt, but I would be way too curious to be able to turn down the offer of watching others play it. There are a few important reasons for why I wouldn’t play a Ouija Board myself, like demonic possession for instance. The following will list 10 rules and recommendations that you should follow if ever decide to use a Ouija Board (though I definitely don’t recommend it).black-game-ghosts-ouija-ouija-board-Favim.com-293127

1.) Never Insult the Entity 

This should be a given, if you insult the entity then your practically begging to be messed with. If you respect the spirit, then there is a greater chance that the spirit will respect you.

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2.) Never Play Alone

I’m not sure why you would want to play alone in the first place (because that sounds horrible), but those who play alone are at a way greater risk of becoming possessed be a malevolent entity, because said entity has only one soul present that it has to focus on and observe. JuQxL8g

3.) There’s a Way to Properly Dispose the Board

If there ever comes the time that you wish to be rid of the board, there is an organized way of doing it (you know, without haunting you for the rest of your days). To properly dispose of the Ouija Board break it into seven pieces, pour holy water onto it, and bury it. This is the sure way of removing any past hostilities with the board, because boards that are not properly disposed of can come back to haunt the owner.

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4.) Don’t Burn the Board

I would greatly advise avoiding the burning of a Ouija Board, because whatever entity your trying to delete from your memory will just become pissed off. There have been some serious cases where the board will refuse to burn, which would be interesting if not terrifying. url-1

5.) Never Trust a Spirit

Since there is no way of truly knowing if a spirit is good or evil it is important to keep in mind that the spirits will often use false flattery and lies to gain your confidence, it’s vital to be careful in your conversations. tumblr_mwiajvDO471s9avcko1_250

6.) Avoid Locations Where Death Has Occurred

Never use the Ouija Board in a graveyard or a place where a terrible death has occurred. Playing in these places might cause terrible manifestations that are hard to get rid of, and it will most certainly attract vile entities.bigstock-Spooky-Old-Cemetery-On-A-Foggy-40839412

7.) Never Use the Board When Under the Influence or Sick

When you are sick or under the influence, you are both mentally and physically weaker than what you would like to admit, increasing the chances of making bad decisions or becoming possessed.tumblr_mdz5p3P7Fv1r5tdi2o4_500

8.) Don’t Continue to Use the Board if Other Players Start to Become Uncomfortable

You should listen to your friends if they say they are scared or uncomfortable, because there is usually a reason for it. Always take your friend’s advice or requests. tumblr_miacugOzeH1rlihkno1_500

9.) Keep and Eye on that Planchette

Never leave the planchette on the board when you are not using it, and never remove the planchette from the board while in use! This could allow malevolent entities full access to your world, which would probably be less fun that it sounds.

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10.) NEVER LEAVE THE CIRCLE

Sweet baby Jesus never break off or leave the conversation without a proper goodbye, even if you didn’t make contact! This would leave the doorway between our world and theirs open with a full access pass, allowing them to haunt or cause turmoil to you or your surroundings, even if only one member leaves without saying goodbye!tumblr_mtwf0kBmJm1s4tufyo1_500

~Happy Haunting!~

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True Paranormal Occurrences Part 3

Lately I’ve been engrossed on a few local paranormal stories that I have had the pleasure of exposing to the public, so this week I decided to divulge a few more in the third and probable final part of True Paranormal Occurrences. The following will advertise three more terrifying true stories that I’ve had the honor of hearing from some locals (their names have been changed for their own discrepancy).graveyards-something-really-creepy-but--large-msg-134893596481

Zelda’s Story:

I consider Zelda to be one of my few close friends, which is probably the only reason she even told me this story. “One event in particular came to mind when you asked if I’ve ever experienced anything supernatural, but I don’t really like to talk about this one, and only a select fewdoll-open-yets-gif know about it. My experience I have had is not just true but also very appalling for me to even remember. When I was younger my father bought me a porcelain Indian girl doll that was incredibly gorgeous, so I would have her sitting at the top of my night stand for everyone to see how pretty she was. But shortly after I got the doll, weird things started to happen in my room. I would hear giggling and what sounded like someone crawling on my floor right towards my bed. Each night I was too scared to even move to see what the noises were, and when I finally did tell my father what I was hearing at night, he didn’t believe me. About two weeks past and the noises were getting so bad as to were I could’t even sleep in my own room, I was so afraid of that tumblr_m4ym50gVrR1rv9haro1_500-1doll that I couldn’t get near it. My father finally got sick of me not sleeping in my own room, so he put the doll in my closet. After that, I started sleeping in my own room again, but the noises were gradually becoming stronger. Two days latunnamed-1er while I was taking a nap in my room, I started to have this weird dream about the doll holding me down and giggling. I woke up terrified, and when I finally got the courage to look at my closet, the doll was gone! I shot my head towards my night stand, and sure enough the doll was sitting there staring right at me. I screamed so loud my mom came running into my room to check on me. When she saw how scared I was I told her about the doll and she believed me and we got rid of the doll, no questions asked. Once when I brought it up to her, she looked at me with a very serious look on her face and she told me that she understands because something very similar had happened to her when she was a little girl. Regardless, I no longer have any dolls in my room.” I hate dolls with a burning passion, and this is a good example as to why.

Phillip’s Story:

Phillip can get scared pretty easily, but this story creeped me out beyond belief. “This happen2ed to me when I was at a friend’s house over the summer. I was hanging out with a bunch of people and we stayed up till around 3 am when I finally fell asleep. I woke up around 6 am to go to the bathroom, and when I was washing my hands I could hear two people talking. I thought it was my friends talking to each other, but when I walked out of the bathroom I saw my friends little brother standing in the hallway. I asked him what he was doing and he replied.’I was told to scare you but I didn’t want you to scream and wake everyone up.’ I asked him who told him to scare me and he told me that the little dead boy in the pantry told him to do it. I was totally petrified when I realized that her brother was talking to someone that I heard but didn’t see. I heard two voices when I was in the bathroom, I’m certain of that, but I still don’t know just who the dead boy was and why he wanted to scare me. I hate walking around alone in my friend’s house now.” This may not seem like a very startling story, but I can assure you that I was scared when I heard this, because the house that he was staying at was my house! My brother is a large-2pretty creepy kid (all kids have the ability to be creepy, but my brother is like a character straight out of a horror film), and I can recall many times where I have heard him talking to someone else in the hallway in the middle of the night. Well I don’t want to go home now.

Bonquisha’s Story:

When I asked Bonquisha if she had any paranormal stories, I immediately knew what story she was going to tell me. I have heard it multiple times from all the people that were present during this particular event.”I had a bunctumblr_lr4ctdljUZ1qjmf1th of friends over at my house for a sleepover and It started out as us telling our ghost stories, and we were telling each other different versions of the Bloody Ma0bfe2776fc074e49886f686cb8110d51ry story. All of a sudden, I look over and one of my friends, Libby, was in the fetal position, talking to herself, and saying the name ‘Toby’. The room had become immediately cold, so we had to turn the heater on full blast despite the fact that it was almost summer. According to my thermometer, the room temperature had dropped to below freezing! Things got worse from there. Little girls could be heard giggling; and there were no little girls living in my house. Libby had curled up into a ball in tears. Becky and I were wrapped up in a blanket trying to stay warm. Kaya was trying to ban the evil that Liblimitesby had seemed to let in from my house. Then everyone began to freak out because my eyes had turned completely black and the lights started to turn on and off by themselves. Kaya continued to try and ban the evil from the house, but to no avail. We finally got tired and fell asleep. Since that night, my mother has able to hear someone walking from the freezer in our dining room, throughout the whole living room, up the stairs, stopping at my door, and disappearing into my brother’s room. My brother’s room from that night on has been haunted and no one dares to go in there when it’s dark.” I’ve been to Bonquisha’s house many times, and I can assure you that there is something awful plaguing both her room and her brother’s. I blame Libby.

~Happy Haunting!~

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True Paranormal Occurrences Part 2

Last week, I interviewed and wrote about a few of my close friends and their personal supernatural occurrences, and since it was such a popular topic, I decided to write about the same thing this week, just with different friends. So sit back and enjoy three more terrifying tales (the names have been changed for their own discrepancy).

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Felicia’s Story:

I’ve known Felicia since kindergarden, so I know that she wasn’t lying when she was telling me tumblr_n1sp0vU8Oo1sh8fhgo1_500this, her face was absolutely serious. “When my grandmother passed away, my family and I moved into her old house. The house was very old, and it used to be a dental office way back in the day. While my grandma was still alive, we would hear footsteps and such throughout her house, which was terrifying to begin with. Once my family and I had moved into the house, we established rooms. My room was at the very top of the stairs and one night I was in a dead sleep, and I woke up for some odd reason. I sat up and looked at the edge of my bed, and there was an older woman sitting there, looking out of the window. I started to talk to her, and she told me that she was my great-grandma Charlotte (who had passed away bInsidiousefore I was born). One thing I knew about her was that she was really excited to meet me once my mother had me. But, she passed away before she got the chance to meet me. Ever since then, I’ve been able to talk to people from the other side, or see them. And no, it’s not like the crap you see on T.V. It’s not all of the time, and there’s really no reason behind why I see them.” I remember her mentioning he ability to speak to people on the other side, but I don’t recall her ever telling me the story of her dead great-grandmother. This is another reason why I know she’s not lying, this story is very significant to her.

Glenn’s Story:
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Glenn practically worships the supernatural, so it was no surprise to me that he was quick to tell a story. “When I was younger, my sister ran into my mom’s room screaming at the top of her lungs, but luckily she instantly calmed down at my moms touch. She looked up, stone-faced at my mom to say ‘Jeremy says hi. He wants me to show him to you.’ So we quickly followed her into her room expecting a visitor, but we were in for quite a surprise. Her wind up porcelain doll (her favorite toy) was saying ‘Jeremy says hi’ on a loop. Then the light turned off by itself, and my mom grabbed my sister and told me to run out of the house. We sold the house by the tumblr_mhcy8jjZlw1rufdf1o1_500next month.” Dolls are creepy even when they aren’t talking in a demon voice.

Shaniqua’s Story: 

I’ve known Shaniqua my whole life, and in that short amount of time I’ve picked up a nice hobby that involves her, which can be summed up as scaring the living Hell out of her. Shaniqua is one of those people that can get scared pretty easily (those are my favorite kinds of people), but I’ve never seen her more truly terrified then when she recalled this event. “In the beginning of last October, I was hanging with a couple of friends a83458035nd we decided to go look around a cemetery and see if we could find something out of the ordinary. One of my friends was looking at a head stone and called me over to look at it. When I got to her, she asked me if I had ever seen this guy driving or walking around, and when I looked at the picture of the man on the head stone I stopped dead in my tracks. I was so spooked by whattumblr_mql0m1hgCy1sz57fqo1_500 I was looking at that I told my friend that I haven’t just seen him around, but that he has spoken to me multiple times in the past. The man has been dead for over 30 years! After I left my friend’s house, I decided to go hang out with my boyfriend. We were just leaving town when I looked up from my phone, and the same man that has been dead for over 30 years drove right past me and my boyfriend! After having this experience I know for sure that some spirits don’t leave. Maybe it’s because they have unfinished business, who really knows? All I know is that I was scared to death when I found out he was dead and that I have been seeing him around either walking or driving. The most scary part is that he had a conversation with me.” I’ve actually seen and talked to the same dead man multiple times, but I’ve just recently learned that he is, you know, dead.

Leave a comment if you want me to write about your personal paranormal experience!

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True Paranormal Occurrences

giphy-1It’s fun to hear and dote on famous urban legends or somebody else’s private torments, but when strange, terrifying things start becoming personal, it’s no longer all fun and games. I’ve blogged a lot about famous hauntings and supernatural occurrences, but today I’m going to change it up a little and discuss a few local confessions of the paranormal. I’ve went through the trouble of interviewing a few local friends on their personal paranormal experiences, and the following will exploit their private horrors (the names have been changed for their own discrepancy). tumblr_mb5o5gGJNq1r2gnnzo1_500_large

Anne’s Stories:

I’ve known Anne for a very long time, so I know that she doesn’t enjoy revealing in the paranormal, but even she has admitted a few personal experiences. “Close to every night in the summer when I drive around my lake, I see an old man in the ditch on the second curve… He’ll just stand there for a while watching me, and then he disappears…” This is the first story that she told me, and I know just what curve that she’s talking about scary clown hitchhiker(a very creepy one). “There’s this one time I was going into my brother’s room when it was dark, and when I opened the door I saw a tall man in a top hat right in front of me, but when I blinked, he was gone.” She looked truly horrified as she told me this, and sure enough, she spat out another story of equal horror. “This happened just this last summer. I was waiting for someone to come and pick me up from my house, and we have these glass doors that close off our piano room that were opened, and right next to it is the window that looks out onto the road. I looked out of it to see if the person I was waiting for was there, but they weren’t there yet, so I went to the refrigerator for something to drink, but when I walked back over to look again the doors were shut. I was home alone.” She later told me another story, but this one includes one of our friends, Winston (I’ll include his stories latermorph_zps55e0f351 on). “After a dance we had at our highs school, Winston brought me and a few of my friends to his house. As we were pulling up I saw a woman who looked like his mom in the window in the kitchen, it looked like she was continuously walking by the window. I turned to Winston and asked him why his mom was home. He turned to me with a horrified expression on his face, exclaiming that he saw the same thing, but that his mom left earlier that day for the whole weekend and that he was home alone. Needless to say, we didn’t sleep that night.”

Winston’s Stories:

The second person that I interviewed is the fabulous Winston, and he wasn’t at all shy to share his personal horrors. “There has been many occurrences at my house, and here is a couple of them that have happened to my family. One summer we went on a camping trip for three days. When we came back on the third night, every light was on in our house and the front door was opened and unlocked when we hadParanormal-Activity-2-GIF-paranormal-actitvity-2-30543471-500-203 locked it ourselves. We checked the house and nothing else was out of the ordinary.” I’ve heard a lot of stories from my friends that their houses are haunted, but only a few are on my truly haunted list. Winston’s house is at the top of that list. “One night, my sister called me and she was crying. She told me that I needed to come home as soon as possible because she was scared. She said that she kept hearing walking and pounding from the other side of the wtumblr_mry4hkaj8Q1sfhgkpo1_500alls. When we got to the house, she was sitting in her car crying and she wouldn’t go back into the house. When we went to the house, all of the doors were locked and we were locked out. I had to crawl through a door in my basement to get into the house. When I went up the stairs to the top, the door was closed with the chain on it and we had to break the door to get back into our house and we still don’t know how all the doors became locked or how the chain was locked.” If this would’ve happened to me, I would’ve taken the car and gotten the McFrick out of there! “One time my mom’s TV wouldn’t quit turning on and off by itself throughout the whole night. When my mom came up to my room to tell me what was happening, I looked over and saw my office chair in my room slowly start spinning.” These kind of things have been happening in my house too, especially upstairs when my rocking chair will continuously rock by itself. “One night my sister and I were staying up late having a movi200e night when we kept hearing noises in our basement, like chairs moving around. We ignored it because we didn’t want to be scared again. As we were trying to ignore it, we heard a noise in my sisters closet and a hanger flew out of the closet and hit the bed. At the same time, we heard a loud crash in our basement. My parents went downstairs because they heard the noise too and thought someone was breaking in. When they went downstairs, a row of books that were previously on a bookshelf were now on the floor.” 

Debbie’s Stories:

The third and final person that I interviewed is Debbie. She admitted that she hasn’t experienced as many paranormal occurrences as the other two, but she told me a few strange occurrences. “The sun just set, and I was standing in our kitchen and my mom watumblr_nj0gg4Djxd1u83k0io1_500s in the living room watching TV facing our front door. I was going to throw something away when all of a sudden there were 3 knocks on the wall. I turned to my mom and asked who was at the door and she soon responded that no one was there. I then asked if she heard those 3 knocks and she said she did, but she thought that it was me knocking on the wall. We have yet to determine who or what made those soundgiphys.”  From what I have heard in the past, three knocks is very symbolic, but not with ghosts. Apparently it’s an easy way that demons can insult Christianity, with the three knocks representing the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The second and final story that she told me seemed to be the most memorable experience to her: “I was in my room putting clothes away in my closet. I had my back to my closet and all of a sudden a hanger flew out of my closet and landed 5 feet away from me!” I can’t blame her for her excitement, I probably would’ve pulled a Miss Piss Pants if I was in her situation.

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7 Insane Coincidences that Actually Happened

Ghost stories and urban legends are unarguably terrifying, but I find a few, much more simpler things a bit more unnerving. Take strange coincidences for example. There have been only a handful of memorable recorded coincidences from our history, and the following will list 7.

1.) 14 years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson wrote a Titanic01book about a ship. The book described the ship as unsinkable and as the most advanced ship humans have ever b18938uilt. Both of the ships were British-owned steel vessels around 800 feet long and sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, in April, at around midnight. It struck an iceberg 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland going 22.5 knots. 14 years later, the Titanic also hit an iceberg 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, but there is a small difference, the Titanic was going 25 knots. Everything else occurred exactly as Robertson wrote, 14 years before it even happened. The only difference between the real Titanic and Robertson’s ship? The ship in the book was called the Titan.

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2.) In Detroit sometime in the 1930’s, a young (horrible) mother was Baby-Laughs-and-then-sleepseternally grateful to a man named Joseph Figlock. As Figlock was walking down the street, the mother’s baby fell right on top of him from a high building. Luckily, both the baby and Figlock survived with minor injuries. This is where things get weird: sometime later in the same year, the baby fell from the same window again – right onto Joseph Figlock’s head. Again, as luck would have it, they were both uninjured. That mother must have been pretty grateful for Figlock’s existence. Tamerlane

3.) Tamerlane was a 14th century descendent of Genghis Khan and spent much of his life dedicated to the family business (you know, conquering Asia). When Soviet archeologists opened his tomb, they found an inscription reading “Whomsoever opens my tomb shall unleash an invader more terrible than I.” The date was June 20th, 1941.

4.) In 1974, a moped driver in Bermuda was killed when a taxi ran into him. One year later, that man’s brother was killed while riding the same moped on the same street. He was also hit by the same taxi driver carrying the same passenger. zundapp__zndapp_automatic_moped_1974_1_lgw

5.) In 1895, there were only two cars in the entire state of Ohio…and they crashed into each other.

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6.) In 2002, a seventy year-old man was struck and killed by a lorry while attempting to cross a highwaRoyal Mail Articulated lorryy on his bicycle 600 kilometers north of Helsinki. Two hours earlier and 1.5 kilometers away, another seventy year-old man was struck and killed by a lorry while also attempting to cross a highway on his bicycle 600 kilometers north from Helsinki. They were identical twins.

7.) Mark Twain was born when Halley’s comet came past, and died when it came by again. Twain stated, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet.” Looks like he got his wish.  

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The Curse of The Omen

1349771823_pxfM4There have been many claims of various movie sets being cursed for over 50 years, but one movie takes superstition to a whole new level. The 1976 version of The Omen (irony at its finest) is creepy on its own, but the numerous reports and evidence of the movie set being cursed makes the situation terrifying. In the movie, Robert, tumblr_mbv0udbAuH1r1er6oo1_500an American ambassador, adopts a son (Damien Thorn) after his wife became devastated over the recent birth of a stillborn child, but Robert begins to get suspicious of Damien when countless people around him keep dying mysteriously. After Damien’s first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan warns Robert that Damien will kill his wife’s second unborn child. Shortly thereafter, Brennan dies and his wife miscarries when Damien pushes her off a balcony. As more people around Damien die, Robert investigates Damien’s background and realizes his adopted son may be the Antichrist.

Unfortunately, bad things didn’t only happen in the movie, but on set as well. The tragedies began when the son of Gregory Peck, who had the lead role, committed suicide two months before filming was scheduled to statumblr_lz04tnx32z1rne776o1_r1_500rt. When production started, a crew member was in a horrible car accident. Luckily, he survived. Gregory Peck and the screenwriter David Seltzer took two different planes in to the UK, tumblr_mi34fyPBw61qcroxbo1_500and both planes were struck by lightning. And if that wasn’t enough, executive producer Mace Neufeld’s plane from Rome was almost struck by lightning as well. This prompted the crew to rent a private plane to use in a couple of scenes for fear of getting struck by lightning. However, their scheduled flight had to be postponed because a couple of businessmen needed it. Just after takeoff, something went wrong and the plane with the businessmen crashed onto a road, hitting a car which then crashed at high-speed into another vehicle. Everyone involved in the accident was killed.

tumblr_n8d3j5ulA31tfyseno1_500Director Richard Donner was even more unlucky, the hotel where he was staying at was bombed by the IRA and he was also struck by a car. Gregory Peck was almost the most unfortunate one when the plane he initially charted to Israel crashed and killed everyone onboard. Peck had cancelled his seat just a few days before. In The Omen, Peck’s character had to kill his adopted son to avoid world domination. In real life, Peck’s son had just committed suicide, only months before the shooting started. Horrible events kept occurring with the cast and crew even after the film was released. Almost all members of the cast and crew ended up in different car accidents on different days, but the worst case was when special effects artist John Richardson ended up in a head-on collision with his girlfriend in the car, he survived but his girlfriend lost her head. Literally.tumblr_mcypteA94z1qg39ewo1_500

Rumor spread throughout all of Hollywood that when Richardson crawled out from the wreck, he saw a road sign: Ommen, 66.6km. There were other occurrences that involved the Devil’s number as well, such as when the director, John Moorimagese, attributed two days of ruined footage due to supernatural occurrences. He told the reporters that a malfunctioning remote-control camera kept registering “Error 666,” a message that repairmen insisted did not exist. In another strange event, Pete Postlethwaite (Father Brennan) not only lost his brother while he was filming the movie, but before he passed, his brother was in a card game in which he drew three sixes. He died the following week. Whether or not these claims are true, the deaths did occur, too many to be called coincidences, so the moral of the story goes a little something like this: don’t mess with Omens (especially if your making a movie and plan on showing it to millions of people). creeper

The Ridges

ridges-hist2Insane asylums are one of the first things that pop into my head when I contemplate all the things that can be considered paranormal and terrifying, but one insane asylum truly does take the cake. The Ridges, formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until its closing in 1993. It was seemingly normal at first, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various mental disabilities.The care was excellent and the patients were treated like normal human-beings, until of course it gained tremendous popularity and the previous 200 patients grew to over 2,000 in just 20 years.

freemanOvercrowding led to the sharing of patient rooms and a dramatic decline in the quality of treatment administered by a staff which had barely been increased in size since it first opened. This decrease in individualized care and attention also led to more primitive ways of treatment, such as water treatment, shock therapy, and even lobotomies. Thistumblr_njwu3nGVpI1u5l2gno1_500 of course encouraged other cruelties to be committed by the staff, such as beating or neglecting patients without any justification. Patients were often restrained and were forced to sleep in group bunks in rooms intended for one person. One nurse could be responsible for as many as fifty patients at a time. margaret-schilling-04

Several other strange things have happened at The Ridges, besides the cruel treatment applied to the patients. On the first of December in 1978, a patient named Margaret Schilling mysteriously disappeared. The legend says she was playing hide and seek with the nurses, who got distracted and forgot to look for her. It took over a month for her body to be found by a maintenance worker. They found her dead on the floor of heart failure, probably due to exposure in an unheated ward during the coldest part of winter. As she was dying, odbodystain 1dly enough, she took her clothes off, folded them neatly beside her, and laid down on the concrete floor.

When the staff attempted to move her body, they found that it had made a permanent stain in the outline of the woman’s body on the concrete floor. It seems as though the stain had been caused by the combination of her body naturally tumblr_mzi2p1Ywqe1s3iup1o1_400decaying and with her position lying directly in front of windows that allowed the sunlight to shine down on her. Despite constant scrubbing, the stain would not disappear. Even more, people walking past the asylum at night would report that they have seen the ghostly image of a woman staring down at them from the window where her body was found. The 1980s were the final days of The Ridges, as well as many other mental hospitals all across America. More and more people were against the idea of “abandoning” mentally ill family members by deserting them to hospitals, so a majority of insane asylums closed down across the states. Even though these hospitals are no longer in use, the memories of their largenumerous patients are still trapped inside the walls, preserved for a never-ending eternity in our exploits.

The Dream Man

34zer9iHave you ever dreamed of a peculiar, male face that gives you advice about your personal life? Well, it’s estimated that over 2,000 people have dreamed about this particular face according to multiple psychologists. The scary part about this is that they have all drawn out or described the same exact man, and he doesn’t even exist. It all started in January, 2006 in New York. The patient of a well-known psychiatrist drew the face of a man who has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life. The portrait laid forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few weeks until another patient spots it and recognizes the face. He also reported to the psychiatrist that the man has often visited him in his dreams and that he has never seen that man in his waking life. thismancomp

Knowing that the two patients have no relations with each other, his curiosity of the situation becomes too great to simply neglect. Instead he shows the portrait of the man’s face to all of his patients and colleagues, and within a few months, 4 different patients report that they have had recurring dreams of that same exact man, including that the man gives them advice on their personal affairs. From 2006 up until now, about 2,000 people have claimed that this man has visited their dreams, especially to those who have been experiencing personal struggles. These people are from various cities all over the world, such as Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Delhi, and Moskow.

Some of the victims have shared their experiences and are published on http://www.thisman.org “The first time I had a dream about this man I was having a hard time at work. I had a dream about getting lost in a huge and deserted shopping mall. Suddenly this man appeared and I startetumblr_n3g4viqeQr1rigcdho1_500d running away from him. He chased after me for what seemed like an hour until I found myself against a wall in the kids’ area in a supermarket. At this point he smiled at me and he showed me the way out towards the cash desks and I woke up. Ever since that night this man has appeared in all of my dreams and he always gives me directions to get out of the dream and wake up.” There are many other reports that indicate a supportive aura that the man gives off in various dreams, no matter the situation.

But not all of the dreams are so friendly.“I dreamt of this man when I was in the 10th grade. He hasn’t been in any recurring dreams just one very memorable and terrifying dream. In my dream I was stuck in a room sitting on a stool. A few feet away from me there was a television set. I was ‘visited’ by two men I had never tumblr_ma54eslzub1rsua6to1_500seen before (not ‘this man’) and they both attacked me. I woke up covered in sweat and tears and I was screaming. I somehow fell asleep then I found myself back in the room. I started screaming and crying. Then This Man showed up on the screen. I begged him to not harm me. He didn’t change his blank expression or speak. He slit my throat and I woke up. I suppose he let me out of the nightmare but I couldn’t stop thinking about him for weeks. I still have some of the sketches I drew of him. I know it’s kind of weird.” A lot of other patients have described this man as violent, homicidal maniac. I guess only a few are lucky to get the non-nightmare version of the man in their dreams.

Several theories have been developed to explain the mysteriously recurring presence of this man in the dreams of different people who are not related in any way, such as the Archetype Theory, the Religious Theory, and the Dream-Surfer Theory. The Archetype Theory folltumblr_static_tumblr_static_9zj5jhtzwagwss4owo8s0owk8_640ows Jung’s psychoanalytic theory, that this man is an archetypal image belonging to humanity’s collective unconscious that can surface in times of various hardships (emotional development, dramatic changes in our lives, stressful circumstancarl_jung-glassesces, etc.) in particularly sensitive subjects. The Religious Theory claims that the Dream Man is the image of the Creator and that he is just one of the forms in which God manifests himself today. This would be the reason why his indications and the advice he gives during the dreams should be decidedly followed by the dreamers. The Dream-Surfer Theory is probably the most interesting theory and the one that has the greatest implications, but it has also the lowest scientific credibility. According to this theory this man is a real-live person, who can enter people’s dreams by means of specific psychological skills. Some believe that in real life this man looks like the man in the dreams. Others think that the man in the dreams looks completely different from his real life counterpart. Some people seem to believe that behind this man there is a ment25103267al conditioning plan developed by a major corporation. No one knows for sure why multiple individuals have dreamed of the same exact man, especially when he doesn’t even exist, and we probably will never know for certain. I have never dreamed of this man personally, but if you have, I would love to hear your story (especially if it’s a nightmare).

The 7th Barn

The tale of the 7th Barn is fairly popular, but most are oblivious to the amount of truth in the legend. The setting of the story takes place somewhere around the year 1890 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where a wealthy farmer lived with his large family. In fact, he was affluent enough to be able to build a new barn on his property each time his wife became pregnant. He named each barn after each of hishqdefault kids (actually each of the barns were completed before his wife even gave birth, so the kids were technically named after the barns) and by the time this story takes place, they had six kids and were expecting the seventh. Unfortunately, the farmer’s wife died in childbirth and so did the unborn baby. The farmer went insane with grief and couldn’t tend to his farm. Over the next year, the family sank deep into poverty and their cattle became ill with starvWilliam-Knight-goes-with-Civil-Waration, resulting in hunger for the whole family.

Something snapped. In the middle of the night, the farmer, in his madness and despair, led his children out to each of their corresponding barns, one by one, and brutally tore them to pieces with an ax. He buried each child on the bottom of their own barns (well, he buried whatever was remaining on each of the corpses). It was in the seventh barn that the farmer hung himself. Eventually, as the story goes, all the barns were torn down and the lan3320657864_ee0d74f0c0_md was sold off. All except for number seven. Nobody would buy the land that held the seventh barn because of its horrible history. It was abandoned and soon its location was all but forgotten.

But the story isn’t over yet. In 1997 a local Ohio teacher claimed that he had found the infamous barn’s real location. He said that none of the barns had ever been torn down; they had simply been sold and incorporated into neighboring farms. According to the teacher, he pinpointed the location because barns on neighboring properties all had name plates on their door with the names of children engraved on them. The teacher and his teenage son set out at night to visit the 7th barn, with the intent of capturing some paranormal activity on video. The next morning, when her family didn’t return, the teacher’s wife called the local police and reported her husband and son missingtumblr_nbtwirNXIE1tjsogwo1_400. Police found their abandoned car by the roadside. While searching the area, they entered a barn in a nearby field hanging_death_noose-750x400and found the dead bodies of the teacher and his son hanging from the rafters.