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The story of the man and the hot wax is actually not even true. Therenis no basis in fact whatsoever, and had a horrific crime like this happened in Salem, it would not have been relegated to only being told by ghost tours and people into the macabre. This simply never happened. 🤷‍♂️

by cnkguy
The story of the man and the hot wax is actually not even true. Therenis no basis in fact whatsoever, and had a horrific crime like this happened in Salem, it would not have been relegated to only being told by ghost tours and people into the macabre. This simply never happened. 🤷‍♂️

doing exhaustive historical research, found no real proof to suggest the story of the murder or the supposed demonic infestation at the house is true, but that is where lore and legend come from

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I just wanted to say your posts make me homesick for my birth city. 🥰 It’s all good, I live in PA now, but I love hearing about Salem. Somehow the ghosts aren’t quite as friendly here as in MA… 😉

by cnkguy
I just wanted to say your posts make me homesick for my birth city. 🥰 It’s all good, I live in PA now, but I love hearing about Salem. Somehow the ghosts aren’t quite as friendly here as in MA… 😉

Interesting, i just moved home from PA. Went out there for year and half and now i am back home! I will post more of Salem. There are about 35 locations that have haunted history and i agree with you. right before i came home i was living in an 100 year old house and i got smacked on the back of my head so hard my teeth rattled

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Leap CastleIrelandWinner of this year’s Most Spooky Castle Award (and—if I had one—- quite possibly…

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Leap CastleIrelandWinner of this year’s Most Spooky Castle Award (and—if I had one—- quite possibly…

Leap Castle

Ireland

Winner of this year’s Most Spooky Castle Award (and—if I had one—- quite possibly the most haunted building on Earth award), is Leap Castle.  Home to several ghosts and an Elemental, Leap Castle strikes fear into the hearts of many. Located in Ireland, this castle is thought to have been built by the O’Bannon clan in the 1500s.  Prior to the castle being built, the land it resides on was used by Druids for initiation ceremonies.  This castle was also the site of much bloodshed and violence.

In 1557, the O’Carrolls gained possession of the castle.  After the death of Mulrooney O’Carroll in 1532, a fight between two brothers within the family erupted.  One of these brothers was a priest.  One day, while he was holding mass for members of his family, the rival brother burst into the chapel and plunged a sword into his chest.  The brother fell across the alter and died in front of his family.  The chapel where this occurred is now known as the Bloody Chapel.

The Bloody Chapel is also the location of an area known as the oubliette. The oubliette (AKA Murder Hole)  was a small dungeon that was hidden by a secret trap door. Coming from the French word, to forget, the O’Carrols used to throw dead or dying prisoners down the hole and completely forget about them.  One tale states that the O’Carrolls would sometimes hire other clans as mercenaries to eliminate nearby threats.  Once the mercenaries completed their job, they were invited back to the castle for a celebratory feast.  However, unbeknownst to them, the feast was poisoned and the mercenaries’ throats would be cut.  The corpses were then thrown into the oubliette.

In 1922, parts of the castle were burned down.  During the cleanup that followed, it is rumored that up to three cartloads, or 150 bodies, were taken from the castle.  This event is also said to have triggered an increase in the hauntings at the castle.

Now, strange lights are often seen streaming out of the upper windows where the Bloody Chapel is located.  Strange smells, like rubber have also been reported.  The most famous haunting in the Bloody Chapel is that of the murdered priest.  The priest can be seen both in the tower, and on the stairway below.

Other apparitions have been seen throughout the castle. In the great hall, the spirits of members of the MacMahon clan have been spotted.  The MacMahon clan were among several of the clans hired as mercenaries and killed.  An apparition of a strange man is also thought to live in the oubliette. On occasion he has been spotted wandering the lower levels of the castle. In the Priests House (now just a hollow shell), shadow figures are seen wandering around. Other than the strange man, a woman murdered by the O’Carrolls is sometimes heard screaming throughout the castle.  Those who have seen her said she had a red cloth covering her face.

Another more distressing apparition is that of the Red Lady.  The Red Lady takes the form of a tall woman in a red dress.  She holds a dagger menacingly, and a strange light comes from within her.  Those who have seen her feel a horrible chill that fills the room.  This woman is thought to have been captured by an O’Carroll and raped.  The Red Woman then became pregnant, and upon the baby’s birth, the O’Carrolls had the baby killed.  Unable to handle her grief, the woman killed herself with the same blade they had used to murder her child.

The spirits of two young girls have also been seen playing in the main hall and running up the stairways.  One of the young girls, Emily (who had died falling from one of the castles battlements) is also seen falling off of the castle roof and disappearing before hitting the ground.

Sometimes seen with the two girls is the spirit of the governess.  Like the girls, she is usually spotted in the main hall. Guests at the castle have also reported being touched or feeling someone brush past them.  Reports of a Victorian lady, and an old man have also been seen in the Main Hall.

Finally, one of the scariest residents of this castle is the Elemental.  The Elemental was accidentally summoned by Mildred Darby (the Darbys owned the castle after the O’Carrolls) after she began dabbling with dark magic.  Mildred later described the elemental she summoned as being thin, gaunt, and shadowy.  Its face featured eyes that were two black cavities, and the smell that came from it was the same as a decomposing corpse. Ever since this incident, the elemental has actively haunted the castle.

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Black Bird of ChernobylSpeaking of winged creatures, sightings of the Black Bird of Chernobyl began…

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Black Bird of ChernobylSpeaking of winged creatures, sightings of the Black Bird of Chernobyl began…

Black Bird of Chernobyl

Speaking of winged creatures, sightings of the Black Bird of Chernobyl began just months before the Chernobyl disaster took place in 1986. The creature shares many of the same characteristics as Mothman: humanoid, winged, covered in dark hair, and glowing red eyes. Sightings of the Black Bird began in the days leading to the incident. Those who came across it often received mysterious phone calls and suffered terrible nightmares. Sightings continued until the early morning of April 26th when the nuclear reactor blew. Rescue workers and pilots who battled the flames and bravely helped with the evacuation told terrifying stories about a huge black figure flying from the destroyed reactor, circling the black smoke rising from it. This was the last time the Black Bird was sighted, leading some to speculate that its dark deeds were finally fulfilled.

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is…

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is…

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
–– H. P. LOVECRAFT

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Near Death ExperiencesThe sensation of leaving your own body, a tunnel of light, visions of passed…

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Near Death ExperiencesThe sensation of leaving your own body, a tunnel of light, visions of passed…

Near Death Experiences

The sensation of leaving your own body, a tunnel of light, visions of passed on loved ones, a review of your life, a feeling of peace and well-being.

Many people have reported these feelings and sensations when lingering on death’s door. Is it a glimpse of the afterlife or just hallucinations as the brain slowly shuts down?

Many people who have been on the brink of death, and more importantly, those who have been clinically dead, have reported various strange experiences.

Reports range from out of body experiences (some people having seen their own dead bodies), to a tunnel of light, a sense of well-being and relief from pain to visions of loved ones who have already passed. These experiences, along with many others, are collectively referred to as ‘near death experiences’ or NDE’s.

Although there have been many historical reports of similar experiences, it is with the advent of medical technologies ability to resuscitate people after much longer periods of ceased bodily function, that NDE’s have become more common.

NDE’s have become so common that Kenneth Ring, Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, has subdivided people’s experiences into five separate stages: peace, body separation, entering darkness, seeing the light and finally entering the light.

More people experience the first stages of NDE, than the later stages.

There have been many theories of what is taking place during an NDE. Common amongst more spiritual people is that it is the transition from life to the afterlife. Many cite it as proof positive that the human consciousness can survive the death of the physical body.

Skeptics of the spiritual outlook claim that the symptoms of the NDE are caused by the brain releasing large amounts of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine, a naturally occurring psychedelic) into the system in order to prevent its host and itself suffering further trauma and shock.

It is also noted that many of the NDE ‘symptoms’ are felt by those that have not suffered life threatening events, or people in deep meditation and those lucidly dreaming. These facts are also said to prove that NDE experiences have no link to an existence, or proof of the afterlife.

However, it should be understood that many people utilize meditation, lucid dreaming and the use of DMT for spiritual practices. These practices have been used for many, many years by those seeking to better experience and commune with the spirit realms.

Even if the brain itself is causing these events, could it be priming the experiences consciousness for the afterlife?

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