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May 13

Some days are creepier than others

Photo Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/breatheoutnow/10216743544/

Photo Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/breatheoutnow/10216743544/

Some days are creepier than others.

Have you ever found that sometimes you can watch a truly frightening movie at night in the dark by yourself or read a horror and i’ts fun. You’re not affected. Then, other days you can be sitting at home during the day with the sun shining and your family around you and you’re frightened of your shadow?

What is it that causes the difference in emotions?

I think it might be the energy around you. Some people are more sensitive to the energy of others (perhaps including the energy of those who have passed on). And if you’re sensitive to that energy then when there’s negative energy around you, it might be easier to be frightened. Perhaps, your senses are already on high alert because of the negative energy.

Today is one of those days…

Everyone is home. I have a sick kiddo on the couch watching television and I read this article, Ouija Board Messages You Hope Never to See. It completely freaked me out. I haven’t used a Ouija Board since I was in junior high school and it still made my stomach tighten with anxiety.

I’m tempted to get out the sage and cleanse the house. Except that everyone is home and they don’t like the smell of burning sage.

What about you? Do you have days where you feel more creeped out than others? Why do you think that is? And…Have you ever played with a Ouija board? What was your experience? Would you use one today? Why or why not?

 

Sep 30

So many places to visit!

Admittedly, there are places in this list that I won’t visit. I’m chicken. However, I’m looking forward to someday staying at the Onaledge in Manitou Springs. Cool!

The Historic Onaledge Bed and Breakfast, Manitou Springs, Colo.

Just outside Colorado Springs, the 100-year-old Onaledge hosts a small cabaret of harmless oddities, including floating orbs and energy strings, flashlights turning on and off, and doors opening and closing. Occasionally regular characters appear to guests, like a little boy in a blue suit, a lady in a pastel Victorian dress, an older gentlemen whose pipe tobacco can sometimes be detected, and a young couple dressed in Victorian attire, flirting in the gazebo on the terrace. Unlike most haunted properties, the Onaledge doesn’t actively promote its unusual happenings, though they’re perfectly happy to discuss them with curious guests.

Check out the other 9 best haunted places in America – http://www.usatoday.com/experience/america/best-of-lists/10best-haunted-places-usa/16096939/

 

You can check out the hotel too. http://www.onaledge.net/

Aug 28

Ghostly photograph? What do you think?

As fall nears, thoughts turn to ghosts, haunted houses, and all things Halloween. It seems that the spirits start to kick up, or at least the media coverage intensifies. Here’s a photo from a tour in the UK. If you click on the link below it, there’s a better perspective of the tour group.

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http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/27/ghost-of-little-girl-photographed-in-notorious-haunted-mansion-loftus-hall-4848380/

So what do you think? Legitimate photograph or talented photoshop?

Jun 23

Would you spend the night here?

I admit, there’s a spook factor line that I’m not comfy crossing. Having spent the night at the Stanley Hotel and a weekend investigating an abandoned monastery, I didn’t think there was a line. Yet, when I read the Ten Most Haunted Places in America, there was one on the list that made most-haunted9me shiver.

It’s the Villisca Murder House in Villisca, Iowa.

What happened at the house is still unsolved. Though there are theories. Essentially, two adults and 6 children were found brutally murdered in their beds. They were killed with what investigators believe to be an ax. You can read more about the crime and check out a news clip on the mystery here – http://www.villiscaiowa.com/the-crime.php

If you’re braver than me, you can spend the night there for a mere $428. Maybe it’s all BS. After all, it looks like a pretty good money maker. They don’t feed you or change the linens. You bring your own sleeping bag and there’s no electricity, water, or facilities in the house. (There is in the nearby barn.) You can read more about the place here – http://www.villiscaiowa.com/overnight-tours.php.

Still, the thought of hanging out in a place where such an awful crime occurred feels icky. And there are pages and pages of evidence including video evidence on YouTube. Me, I’m a skeptical believer. I’ve had experiences that I cannot explain and that makes me wary of visiting a place like Villisca. (I’d rather hang out with the ghosts of nuns and German speaking children!)

So what about you? Is there a place you wouldn’t be comfortable investigating? Are there some places that are too spooky?

Maybe it’s time to push the boundaries and comfort zone and to investigate a place that makes me feel shaky. Hubby is from Iowa. Maybe it’s time for a road trip!

 

 

Mar 09

Some things never change

liverA package of grass fed cow’s liver has been taunting me for the past 6 months.

We ordered a quarter of a cow last year. It came with all the trimmings, bones and liver included.

I haven’t had liver since I was a child. I despised it to the point where I’d rather have licked the floor behind the refrigerator than eat liver.

We’ll I’m a grown up now, or at least that’s what the mirror tells me, so after six months of being taunted by the liver in the freezer, I thawed it and found a recipe that just had to be delicious. It had bacon, garlic, and onions, and those three ingredients can make anything palatable, right?

I should have known…

The moment I placed the liver in the hot bacon grease the scent of the cooking meat hit my nose and my stomach flipped. Still, I was confident that my adult palate might appreciate liver and so I waited. The meat finished cooking and I cut myself a small piece. I gingerly place the bite in my mouth, chewed, chewed some more, but I just couldn’t swallow. I tried. My twelve year old self gagged and I had to spit it out.

I’d still rather lick the floor behind the refrigerator than eat liver.

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