Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What's creepy to you?

The idea for this blog post just came to me last night during one of my nightly walks to the bathroom.
First off I detest mirrors even during the daylight hours but at night, they creep the hell out of me.
I also hate windows that face out onto darkness. Somehow I always expect to see someone or something staring back at me.
What stuff creeps you out?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Spring Heeled Jack, Man or Myth?

Spring Heeled Jack, just the very mention of his name evokes images of terror from yesteryear.

The first reported sighting of this dubious character was in 1837, with further reports coming in from all areas of London, other parts of England, and right up into Scotland.

Urban legend or demon? Who is to say. But for a period in time he seemed to bring down a reign of terror for all those who claimed to have had encounters with him.
He was frightful in appearance, with claw like hands and eyes like balls of fire. It was claimed he could also leap high in the air, landing on the tops of buildings. All this was wrapped in a black cloak with a rubber- like black skin covering his body.

Man or myth? But when he/it started to attack people, there was an uprising and many sought to drive him/it for whence it came from.

One woman claimed to have been blinded by the fire Spring Heeled Jack spit from his mouth. Another said he appeared out of nowhere and clawed at her face and chest.
The last reported sighting of Spring Heeled Jack came during the 1870's. That is in England...

This story also has a local connection. In 1929, residents of St. John's, Newfoundland claimed to have spotted a being, dressed in black leaping the rooftops of the city. And while he didn't attack anyone as in England, they said while leaping, he'd let out a erie laugh into the night. Could it have been Spring Heeled Jack?

I hope you enjoyed this little tale. Real or not it makes for one heck of an interesting read.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Memories of Halloween

From the smell of woodsmoke in the crisp night air, to the smell of the grease paint we used on our faces, these are just a few of the things that evoke memories of Halloween's past.
As a child, this was my second favourite time of year, the first being Christmas.
I remember getting out from school and literally running home to wolf down supper, just to get a head start on getting reading for trick-or-treating.
While some carried pillowcases for their loot, I always preferred a highly decorated plastic bag, making sure I had extras in my pocket if needed.
We'd run from door to door, talking amongst each other, figuring out which house was best to hit first.
There was a magic in the air and everything felt sinister. Back then I even remember looking at the night sky, thinking that I just might spot a witch gliding past the moon on her broom. Ghosts lurked everywhere, providing that extra thrill we all so desired.
These memories comfort me now, and I smile whenever this time of year comes around.

What memories do you have of Halloween?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ghostly Lights

In the community next to where I live there is an area called Wigwam Point. Basically, it's sits at the end of the community in a more rural area, overlooking a vast inlet of salt water that is also fed by a large river.

Over the years, many have drowned with some bodies never being recovered.

Growing up, I heard stories about lights being spotted hovering above the water. Some referred to them as lost souls, while others called them 'the dead lights'.

Indians populted the area back in the days when the English first settled the area, and there is a small cemetery located just up over an hill in a wooded area(see` picture).

While scenic as the pictures show, I could not help but get a feeling of being watched while I explored the area,snapping pictures. I would not go there at night.

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cemetery Photos

Just a quick post to share some cemetery photos I took over the past few years. It's a hobby :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Strange Happenings

I've always had a interest in everything paranormal. As a child, I would see and hear things that couldn't be explained. At the time, I thought it was normal. It wasn't until much later in my life that I realized, not everyone experiences these things.

I've started this blog as a way to communicate with others who have experienced things out of the ordinary. And on occasion, a great ghost story wouldn't go astray :)So if you have any real or fictional, feel free to send them along.

My first post is going to relay my last experiences in the house I just sold. It was my first house and I will never forget the happenings that went on there in the short two years I lived there.

I'll start with a little history on the house.

It was built in 1940(estimate) and belonged to one family. It wasn't a large house, two levels and a crawlspace, three bedrooms and one bathroom. I bought the house because I got a great deal, it needed lots of work but I was ok with that.

During the first month, we ripped the living room out and put up new drywall. This appeared to have stirred something.

The following happened within the span of two years. None of which I can explain.

- The microwave would beep, when not plugged in.
- A music box downstairs would play on it's own, multiple times in two years. It had to be physically wound.
- Doors upstairs, would open and shut on their own.
- Things appeared to be moving around the house on their own. If you laid down an object. It wasn't surprising to find it in another room.
- I did see an apparation once. She stood on the side of my bed and reached down to touch my cat who was asleep on my chest. She wore what looked to be grey pants and a red top. She looked elderly. The vision was blurred but I could make that much out. When I jumped out of bed and turned on the bedroom light, she was gone. Needless to say my cat freaked out when she made contact.
- The last thing I spotted was a black mist, almost like fog, floating around my bedroom light fixture. After that, I slept with the light on in my bedroom.

Further history on the house:

- There was one death in the house, a woman, who was elderly. This was told to me by a neighbour who had lived on the street for the past fifty years.
- The general area use to be populated by pubs that dated in the 1700's. So, can anything be pinpointed in my experiences? Not really, sometimes it can just be the land that's haunted and not the building. So who knows?

I hope you enjoyed my first post in this blog. I look forward to hearing your own experiences. If you would like to add them to the blog, contact me.