Demonic entity photographed during a séance at Retchford House, 1933.
The medium, Elizabeth Stolwort, had been reported missing a week after the events that night and was eventually found in a woodland nearby her home. Massive blood loss was the cause of death due to several deep lacerations across the body and both eyes had been violently gouged out. Others who had attended the sitting suffered from mental breakdowns or hallucinations, two had committed suicide.
The Retchford house was known as a cursed abode. Muder, madness and even black magic was connected to this haunted place where 78 years ago a séance destroyed the lives of six curious people and their psychic hostess.
Amazing Abandoned Places
Urban explorer, Odin’s Raven, captures some of America and Europe’s most beautifully haunting abandoned places. The above photos are just a few examples of hundreds of stunning photographs in the collection:
- Bowling Alley
- Swimming Pool
- Amusement Park Ride
- City Hall
- High School Auditorium
Do you know the horrors that happened where you’re standing?
Life goes on, strange isn’t it?
Wow This is brilliant. My new favourite post on tumblr.
Not really creepy per say, but think about the history next time you visit a place.
Some followers suggested this to me.
The island known as the “island of madness”, “hell” and “the most haunted place on Earth” is being sold!
Here’s a quick, history behind it:
The plagued people were shipped off to Poveglia Island, a small, secluded land mass that floats between Venice and Lido. There, people lived out the last of their wretched lives together until they died.
Since the island already reeked of death, the next time an epidemic came along, barely alive bodies were dumped there and burned in mass graves.
In the 20s, a mental hospital was built to welcome the island’s newest “guests,” or anybody that showed symptoms of any sort of sickness, physical or mental.
Basically, if you had an itch, away you went to Poveglia where you’d sink your feet into the soil (half dirt, half human ash) and be in the company of over 100K diseased ghosts.
It didn’t help when the place was converted into a hospital for the mentally ill in 1922. Rumor has it, the hospital was home to a number of crude lobotomies, performed by a doctor who’d been driven mad by the ghosts. He later flung himself off the bell tower.
The Italian government is now offering a 99-year lease to whomever’s brave enough to take it over. The italian government thinks it would make a great hotel destination!
"Build a hotel" they said. "It will be fun" they said.
The start of a real life shining everyone
You bump into a man on the subway wearing a trenchcoat. You apologize and he responds “Its alright. We’re only human. All of us. All of us here are human. Yep. Very human. I’m probably the most human here! You betcha.” and then the trenchcoat falls and the figure collapses and roughly 1000 salamanders scatter around the train
MYTHS SERIES | wendigo
The Anglokian Windigo (or Witiko) is a seasonal, subarctic, man-eating species. During the winter moons when food is scarce, there is a fear of the creature. With cadaverous body and a face out of an Edvard Munch portrait, highlighted with horrid glaring eyes, the Windigo have been described as giants with hearts of ice. Many who have been in close proximity to them have experienced chills and the sense that their own hearts were freezing over.
It is a remorseless beast that will devour its own family.
The Creepiest, Scariest Things Found By Hikers
- "My friends and I found a 22-year-old girl, face down in the mud, both legs broken with compound fractures. She had no cell phone, no water, no food, and nothing to keep her warm. Her friend was dead."
- "…All the sudden, we come across a horse skull…When we climb down to the lake we find the body of the horse rotting on the edge of the lake with negative film strips floating in the water…"
- "As we cautiously walked through, we came across a large man throwing his entire body weight into driving his foot into an unconscious man’s face on the ground."
- "…We stumbled upon a small open grass field. In the center of it, there was a person with a blue jacket crouched over…I got pretty close enough to see that it was a grown man leaned over the carcass of a deer, stabbing it…."
- "A cage…Something that could easily hold 5-10 average sized people.. It was all set up just on the far side of the ridgeline I was walking, so it couldn’t be seen I suppose."
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WAVERLY HILL SANATORIUM
I have received so many messages requesting me to make this post. After looking into it, I realized why.
The hospital was always dedicated to the treatment of tuberculosis patients, a disease that was fairly common in the early 20th Century.
It is estimated that as many as 63,000 people died as the sanatorium. Those deaths coupled with the reports of severe mistreatment of patients and highly questionable experiments and procedures are ingredients for a haunted location.
One of the most famous things about is the death tunnel. So many people were dying because of tuberculosis, that this tunnel was used to carry the bodies out without other patients having to see them.
In room 502 (episode feature in ghost hunters), it was said that there was a murder/suicide of a nurse.
Legend says the nurse found out she was pregnant by the owner of the sanatorium without being married and had contracted tuberculosis, so she hanged herself with a light bulb wire outside the room she was in at the time.
Ghost investigators who have ventured into Waverly have reported a host of strange paranormal phenomena, including voices of unknown origin, isolated cold spots and unexplained shadows. Screams have been heard echoing in its now abandoned hallways, and fleeting apparitions have been encountered.
You can read about one investigation case here
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The Webster Culling
The Webster family moved into their new home in early December 1964.
Mike Webster, 32.
Meryl Webster, 23.
Katrina Webster, 8.
Kaylee Webster, 7.
Charlie Webster, 5.
Two days after move-in, both girls started reported strange things to their parents. They said that their brother Charlie was speaking in his sleep about a man that lived in the toy chest.
The toy chest was actually an old trunk that the Webster’s picked up at a flea market and converted into a toy chest.
Meryl asked Charlie about the man in the toy chest the next day at breakfast.
"Hammer and nails," Charlie answered.
When asked again, it was the only thing that he would answer about the man in the toy chest.
After several days, it became the only thing that Charlie would say at all.
"Hammer and nails," Charlie would mutter in response to being asked what he wanted for breakfast. "Hammer and nails."
Fourteen nights after moving into the new house, Mike and Meryl awoke to the screams of all three children. Both parents rushed down the short hallway to the children’s room. When Mike tried to turn on the light, it wouldn’t turn on.
Both Webster parents swear that they heard a deep voice whisper, “Hammered and nailed.”
The overhead light flickered once and then came on. The scene in the picture is what greeted the Websters that early morning in 1964.
What they were actually looking at became a police mystery that still has not been solved to this day.
The above picture was taken at the crime scene. Note the hammer on top of the toy chest. This hammer appears nowhere on the evidence list and neither the Websters nor any of the police that responded to the call remember it being there.
Although all three children were hung, that wasn’t the cause of death. The cause of death was a nail that had been hammered through the back of each child’s skull.
The boy at the far right of the frame is Charlie, and this is where the mystery gets even deeper.
The two girls on the left are not the Webster girls. The Webster girls disappeared that night and the two unidentified girls were killed in the bedroom.
The Webster girls have never been found, and the two dead girls that appeared in the Webster house have never been identified.
Holy fuck, like oh my fucking fuck
Ghosts and tales of Plaish Hall, Cardington, Shropshire
After Judge Leighton sentenced a builder to die, the judge agreed to lessen the punishment if the man helped build a new chimney stack on Leighton’s roof. The builder agreed, but after the work was complete the judge hanged the man from the chimney before entombing the corpse within it. The chimney occasionally drips blood, and the ghost of the builder (sometimes accompanied by an unknown woman) is still said to walk the hall. Another legend attached to the site says a group of clergymen met one night to play cards. The devil appeared, and all but one man ran away - his friends later found a man-sized blood stain on the floor that could never be washed away.