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Amityville Horror House Goes Up For Sale

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Amityville Horror House Goes Up For Sale

Amityville Horror House

Amityville Horror house

Amityville Horror House Goes Up For Sale

The house at 108 Ocean Avenue, which was formally addressed as 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville,  New York is back up for sale and can be yours for $850,000. The ad says it’s a ‘stately center hall colonial’ but fails to mention of the mass murder that happened there in 1974.

The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms with a large boat house and a two-car garage and is completed with the ghosts of the murder victims!

Ronald DeFeo on right

It was on the night of November 13, 1974, that Ronald DeFeo killed his mother, father, and four siblings by shooting them as they laid in their beds according to the Police.

Ronald said to the Police that voices in the house told him to kill his family, and he was later sentenced to six consecutive life sentences and is currently serving time at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, New York.

Ronald DeFeo, 23, mug shot

The family that later moved into the house said they witnessed paranormal, such as strange odors, inexplicable sounds, doors closing, and a chilling cold.

The alleged experiences led to book ‘The Amityville Horror’ written by Jay Anson as well as numerous movies about the story.

Currently listed for $850,000, this Long Island home for sale through Coldwell Banker Harbor Light owner and broker Jerry O’Neil.

108 Ocean Avenue.

“I’m very familiar with the house,” Jerry said, “A friend of mine from high school, his family owned it. I spent a lot of time in this house as a kid. It’s a beautiful home.”

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What is a Seance

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What is a Seance

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What is a Seance

If you’re thinking of holding a séance you should first ask yourself why. If your goal is to establish contact with a loved one who has passed on, you may find it easier to attend a séance held by an experienced practitioner rather than attempt to host one yourself.

How to hold a Seance

Different Approaches

Once you’ve decided that you do definitely want to hold a séance, you need to think about how you want to approach it. There are two broad approaches commonly used in contacting spirits. One is through the use of a Ouija board. The Ouija board was invented in the nineteenth century and has since spread into popular use. In fact, Ouija boards are now manufactured by a toy company and marketed as board games so, if nothing else, they should be fairly easy to obtain. The classic Ouija board has the words Yes and No, the letters of the alphabet, and the numerals 0-9 displayed on it together with some form of pointer device, usually a slide pointer onto which the participants place their hands. If needs be, you can just make up your own equivalent using bits of paper with letters and numbers written on. These should be arranged around some kind of board or smooth surface and you can have an upturned glass or tumbler to act as the pointer.

The other most popular type of séance is one in which a medium listens to the voices of the spirits and relays messages to the others present. The disadvantage of this approach is that it requires someone who is adept at receiving messages from the spirit world. Experienced practitioners say that mediumship is a talent that can be developed but, inevitably, some people are naturally better at it than others, just as some people are better at playing football than others. Extroverted, confident, talkative people are said to make better mediums than other personality types. If you plan to hold the séance with a circle of friends and none of you have done this sort of thing before, perhaps you can take turns acting as the medium until you find someone who is highly “attuned.”

Preparing for a Séance

Once you’ve decided on your basic approach, you need to set the scene. Holding the séance at night may help induce the meditative mood necessary for contact to take place, though it has been said that the spirits themselves do not care about the time of day.

Some believe spirits are attracted to flowers, candles, and to light colours. Incense can also help set the mood.

Whatever arrangement you’ve decided on for the séance, only the designated medium should speak to the spirits. If others have questions they would like asked, they should write them down on a piece of paper.

Before the session begins, make sure that everyone has been to the bathroom and turned all telephones off so there will be no interruptions. Everyone should sit in a circle. Hold hands if you want to but it’s not necessary. Some séances go on for hours and holding hands can become wearisome.

Once the Session Begins

At the beginning of the session, the medium should announce that only positive experiences are desired, and ask negative spirits to stay away. The medium should then ask everyone present to engage in deep relaxation, opening themselves up to contact from the spirit world. Once relaxation has been achieved, the medium should ask if any spirits are present and repeat this every so often until a sign of a spirit presence is received.

Some tips to help your séance go smoothly:

  • If you get no response at first, just be patient and keep trying.
  • Be polite to the spirits at all times. Thank them for their answers, and thank them when the session is over.
  • If you get rude and aggressive messages from a spirit, politely ask it to leave. If it does not, terminate the session.
  • If you’re using a Ouija board, sometimes the pointer can move too quickly for you to follow. Have someone write the letters down so you can make sense of them afterwards.
  • Don’t insult the spirits by asking absurd questions like “Who’s going to win the Grand National this year?”

Conclusion

You don’t need to be a Tibetan mystic to attempt to make contact with the spirit world. Anyone can do it. You may find answers to questions that have haunted you, or it may only amount to a fun evening with friends. Either way, you have nothing to lose.


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Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield

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Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield

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Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory

It no longer operates as a prison but the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield still draws attention. Prior to the Reformatory, the site was called Camp Bartley, a Civil War camp that trained an estimated 4,000 soldiers for war.

The Ohio State Reformatory was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, and OSR’s East cell block is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records for featuring the world’s largest free-standing steel cell block at six tiers. The Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One movies were filmed on the reformatory grounds.

Opening in September of 1896, the building that would become known as the Ohio State Reformatory, greeted its first inmates. The building was first called the Intermediate Penitentiary, as it would house “middle of the road” criminals. Its goal was to reform these young male prisoners before they ended up in the Ohio Pen. It was this reason that Cleveland architect Levi T. Scofield designed the building after German castles, which had “spiritual and uplifting architecture”.

Some of the people who stayed at the OSR included Detroit Tigers utility player Gates Brown and Cleveland Browns running back Kevin Mack. And one former inmate, Henry Baker, would gain infamy for taking part in the great Brink’s Robbery in 1950.

Like all correctional facilities, the Ohio State Reformatory had its share of violence. Over the years, several officers have been murdered there, including Frank Hanger, who was beaten to death by prisoners during a 1932 escape attempt. But the worst place was the area known as “the hole”: solitary confinement. There are many stories of prisoners attempting and sometimes succeeding in hanging themselves within these cells.

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Goldfield Hotel

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Goldfield Hotel

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Goldfield Hotel, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield began when gold was discovered in 1902 and within just a few short years, it became the largest city in Nevada, as millions of dollars in ore were extracted from the areas mines. Like other cities, whose only reason for being was its mining industry, when the ore ran out, the town died. At it’s peak the city had three newspapers, five banks, a mining stock exchange, and a population of nearly 35,000.

By 1920, the gold gone and the town was reduced to just about 1,500 people. Three years later, fire wiped out 27 city blocks. Today, there is less than 500 residence.

In 1908, the Goldfield Hotel, opened to much fanfare. Built to replace the Nevada Hotel, which had burned down in a fire in 1905, the hotel was first owned by J. Franklin Douglas and several other investors. The four story building cost over $300,000 to build and boosted of 154 rooms with telephones, electric lights and heated steam.

Shortly after the hotel was built, it was sold to George Wingfield. Though George Wingfield owned a majority interest in the hotel, his principle partner, Casey McDannell, managed and operated the hotel.

In 1923, the Goldfield Hotel was sold once again, this time to Newton Crumley, another hotel entrepreneur who owned the Commericial Hotel in Elko, Nevada. Crumley, believed there was gold in the area and dug two mine shafts beneath the hotel in 1925. However, both resulted in “dry holes.”

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The Magnolia Plantation

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The Magnolia Plantation

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Magnolia Plantation historic photo

The Magnolia Plantation

The Magnolia Plantation is in Derry, Louisiana was established in 1835 by Ambrose Baptiste and his wife Julia. The grounds once encompassed over 5,000 acres with 2,000 cleared to make room for cotton fields. All the work was done using slave labor.

The plantation’s historic interest comes from the 21 buildings still remaining there, which is a high number for a surviving plantation. These buildings include eight brick cabins that were quarters for the plantation’s workers. The two roomed homes were intended to house entire families of slaves, which sometimes included over 10 people.

Surprisingly, the Magnolia Plantation survived long after slavery was abolished. People would still hand-pick cotton on the farm as recently as the 1970s. The farm on the property was closed by the 1980s but the store remained open until the 1990s.

The once beautiful property was falling into disrepair but was saved in 1994 when it was donated to the National Parks Service for preservation.

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Probably the most haunted hospital in the United States is found in Louisville, Kentucky. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is believed to manifests many different types of ghosts, spirits and other paranormal manifestations.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was built in 1910 for treating people with tuberculosis which was very rampant during that era. It was closed in 1961 because of the discovery of antibiotics which could cure tuberculosis and. During it’s use, there were around 63,000 patients who died because of the disease or through the unusual treatment methods being used in the hospital.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium has a tunnel called the the “body chute”. This tunnel was used for the movement of materials used in building the hospital. The tunnel was eventually used as an alternative route for the dead bodies of patients from the hospital down to the tunnel’s exit at the bottom of the hill.

This is why it was called “the body chute”. Many stories about Waverly Hills involve the body chute and the ghosts that haunt the tunnel, as well as about the doctors who opened up the bodies of dead patients and drained them.

Other Waverly Hills stories involve ghosts of nurses who were working at the hospital. And the most famous of these is about room 502. People claimed to have seen the ghost of a nurse in her uniform in this room, some saying that the ghost demands them to get out of room. It is said that a nurse was found hanged in the room.

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