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The wax doll

My friend’s boyfriend told me this story and he is a no bullshit kind of guy so I 100% believe him.

He (who i will not name due to privacy) moved into a house around the baldwin park area, a suburb of Los Angeles, around three years ago. He no longer lives there but what he told me about that house, specifically what he found in the house,  irks me constantly.

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▶ Bloody Mary

fuckyeahnightmares:

The Bloody Mary legend and its several variants date from the 1960s. Like so many folk rituals and traditional tales, its exact origin is impossible to pin down with any specificity. Folklorists didn’t begin collecting examples of the text until 1970 or so.

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I wish I knew more people like you that are into paranormal. I doubt you've heard this story all the way over there, but in Missouri there's a tale of a witch named Molly Crenshaw, it's a tale of a slave who was convicted of a witch and they burned her and cut her body into pieces and then buried her in different places, it's well known around this area, the coolest part is my mom used to live on the property and told me stories of weird goings on. Sorry thought I'd share ^_^ Love the blog!
lindseyyyy13-deactivated2013031

thats interesting to know 

and thanks (-:

Witchcraft

Not really scary, more interesting.

So, when I was about 13, me and a friend started messing around with witchcraft and all that. We were in his room with candles and stuff, reading random incantations, anyway, the strange stuff. I got bored and started messing with some loose change in my pocket, put a coin against the wall (just a painted concrete wall) and it stuck, on it’s own. If you put another one on, it would stick, and the other one would fall. We tried it on other walls and nothing happened, it was just this bit of wall, all coins of all sizes would just stay there as if glued. We outgrew the witchcrafts stuff, and it’s never happened since.

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Henry Blood

In the early 1800’s, my town was still growing from a very isolated country town into the small town it is now. But along the backroads, you will come across a road, Blood’s Pt. Rd. There are many myths circling the road, but it all started with Henry Blood.

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Dangerous Ouija Board

This happened to my sister when I was younger and even though I don’t really believe Ouija boards in general are dangerous (since they’re literally toys marketed by Hasbro), I still have no idea how to explain how this happened or what was actually going on.

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▶ Why Friday the 13th Is Unlucky

The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have foreboding reputations said to date from ancient times. It seems their inevitable conjunction from one to three times a year (there will be three such occurrences in 2012, exactly 13 weeks apart) portends more misfortune than some credulous minds can bear. According to some sources it’s the most widespread superstition in the world today. Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won’t eat in restaurants; many wouldn’t think of setting a wedding on the date.

Exactly how old is difficult to say, because determining the origins of superstitions is an inexact science, at best. In fact, it’s mostly guesswork.

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▶ The Witches of Liverpool

It has been documented that poltergeist activity often centers around girls and young women. For some reason, their particular energy stimulates this psychic phenomenon. And when a houseful of women are gathered, it’s possible that their combined energy can produce some remarkable poltergeist psychokinesis. At least, that’s one theory. Or was it some kind of spirit activity that plagued Jennifer, her two sisters, and their mother? This is Jennifer’s story.

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▶ The Bell Witch

The Tormenting Spirit of America’s best-known Poltergiest case.

ADAMS, TENNESSEE, in 1817 was the site of one of the most well-known hauntings in American history - so well known that it eventually caught the attention and then the involvement of a future president of the United States.

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▶ The Blood Countess of Transylvania

Countess of Transylvania, vampire: Born 1560/61; died, August 21, 1614.

In order to improve her complexion and also to maintain her failing grasp on her youth and vitality, she slaughtered six hundred innocent young women from her tiny mountain principality.

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▶ The Salem Witch Trials

From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft. Dozens languished in jail for months without trials.  Then, almost as soon as it had begun, the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts ended.

The deadliest and most-far reaching witch hunt in American history ravaged the streets of Salem, MA. Some say the horror of the witch trials was so profound that its supernatural echoes can still be heard on Salem’s streets. Hundreds were executed or jailed

The first seeds of trouble arrived with the Puritans in 1630. It was a family dispute in Rev. Samuel Parris’ household in 1692 that sparked the hunt. Parris’ slave, Tituba, taught his daughters and other women in the community ‘witchy’ little games that were just intended to be fun and entertaining.

Rev. Parris caught Tituba teaching his children these tricks in the kitchen. His daughters quickly went into wild hysterics and a doctor claimed the girls were ‘bewitched.’ When asked who ‘bewitched’ them; they said Tituba. Parris’ slave was arrested. She admitted that she was a witch, but she also alleged that two other women in the community were witches. It was also believe that Tituba, also known as the ‘Black Witch of Salem,’ may have practiced Voodoo, but her ethnic origins remain a mystery today.

Other women showed signs of ‘bewitchment’ and claimed other members of the community were witches. It was the start of a vicious cycle. Ultimately hundreds were jailed and twenty were put to death. The first woman convicted of witchcraft during Salem’s trials was a hot-tempered siren named Bridget Bishop. Bishop owned a notorious tavern where she served alcohol and people gambled. This was seen as unnatural and evil in what was then a very religious community.

Several men claimed that Bridget came to them in their dreams, proving that she was a witch. Bridget Bishop became the first hanging victim of the Salem Witch hysteria on June 10, 1692.

Today, the History Alive Theater Company recreates Bridget’s trial each week for tourists. Some say that Bridget’s fiery spirit haunts theLyceum Bar and Grill.

Her apparition has been seen in the last window of the bar. The Lyceum is actually the site where Bridget Bishop owned an apple orchard.

By the time the Salem Witch Trials came to a close, more than 150 people had been incarcerated and 19 were hanged. The majority of those tried were women, but there was one 80-year-old man whose story haunts Salem to this day.

Prosperous farmer Giles Corey was an enticing target. In Salem, if you were found guilty of a crime, the Sheriff would take your property and divided it up among the village. Giles was accused of witchcraft, but he never entered a guilty plea; even when the Sheriff placed heavy rocks on a plank on top of Giles to get him to enter a guilty plea. After two days, Giles died uttering his last words, “I curse you and Salem.”

Four years later the Sheriff dropped dead of a heart attack. There are chilling reports of Giles’ angry ghost lurking around one of Salem’s oldest graveyards, the Howard street cemetery. Many believe that Giles’ ghost is a bad omen, appearing only before a major disaster strikes Salem.

No curse was more potent than that of local beggar woman Sarah Good. Sarah Good was far from the Puritan ideal of a woman. So when she was accused; everyone believed she was guilty. She smoke a pipe, never went to church and she was poor. No one on the trial had a legal background, but her estranged husband testified against her and the court frightened her 5-year-old daughter into testifying against her.

Sarah appeared in front of notorious hanging judge John Hawthorne. He was a very enthusiastic witch hunter. Hawthorne showed no mercy and sentenced Sarah to death, despite the fact that she was pregnant. She was sentenced to 7 months in jail where her newborn died within days. She had no food and no bedding.

Sarah’s final words came just before her execution. She told Rev. Noyes that if she was executed, “God will give you blood to drink.” Twenty-five years later, Rev. Noyes had an aneurism and it burst - blood flooded his throat and lungs.

To make his right the wrongs of the Salem Witch Trials, Literary giant Nathaniel Hawthorne, grandson of Judge John Hathorne, wrote “The House of Seven Gables.” The novel was a chilling reworking of Sarah Good’s curse, exposing the famous witch trials as hypocrisy and injustice.

Many people who visit the House of Seven Gables feel a general sense of foreboding and an oppressive atmosphere, or an icy feel to the house. More than a 100,000 visitors cross the house’s threshold each year and many report strange encounters, including a rocking chair rocking by itself.

Watch Ghost Adventures at Salem here.

▶ Little Witch

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Marion, Kentucky.

Years ago, back in 1916, a woman named Mary Louise Ford and her five year old daughter, Mary Ellen Ford, were living in Pilot’s Knob. Both mother and daughter were accused of being witches and the superstitious villagers were too terrified to wait and bring them to trial. Instead, they dragged the mother and daughter out of their house and burned them alive at the stake.

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