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El Paso’s High School happens to be one of the oldest buildings in that city. 

Eerie reports from students and faculty include urban legends surrounding the building’s fourth floor, which is said to be inhabited by a thick mist.

Some have linked the phenomena to a tragedy dating back 35 years, when a student slashed her wrists and dove from the fourth floor balcony to her death.

Her spectral shape has been sighted on the balcony, waving to visitors or recreating her fatal jump, and is also seen roaming the hallways, crying . 

The picture below dated 1985, showing the unidentified woman in the center whose features are blurred and distorted. According to students who posed for the photo, no one recognized her from the day the picture was taken… and some say she was never there.

(Click picture to enlargen)

Also a group of teachers found a small sealed-up classroom behind a brick wall. The room had been left exactly as it was when the last class left, with students’ personal items still on the desks. One such item was a love letter from a teenage girl… and a haunting suicide note. 

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My favorite Stephen Gammell illustrations from ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’.

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hellagnar-roosevelt:

sinshana:

kiwilapple:

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Hey! Made a compilation of the darkest corners of the internet.
Dionaea House: a horrifying story, told through two guys mail conversation, about how a haunted house
Page of Ted: another haunting story about a man’s experience in an uncharted cave
Castle of Spirits: a website with ghost stories, experiences and pictures. my mom banned me from going here because I used to freak myself out as a kid from this website
Deep Cave: A man breaks scuba depth world record and finds the body of the last man to attempt it while down there. He makes plans to recover the body, but dies during the attempt. This is his website, as he left it, before he went on his last dive.
Reborn Baby Dolls: where you can buy dolls that look EXACTLY and feel EXACTLY like a newborn baby
Find a Grave: a website where you can find the graves of ancestors or famous people, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave
This Man: a website about 1000’s of people all over the world, dreaming of the same man. Some say he’s the devil some say he’s god. 
Exit Mundi: a collection of end of the world scenario’s
Haunted House: where you can find any haunted house in the U.S
Truthism: an extremely wacko cult website about how reptilian aliens are responsible for everything wrong, how humanity is controlled by aliens and how the sun is a cube and that the inner Earth exists
The Jonestown Mass Suicide Death Tape: Trigger warning and you know why
Shaye Saint John: The story/myths behind Shaye Saint John is that she was a hot woman who was horribly disfigured in a car accident. As a result, she appears in public wearing this creepy mask, and hobbles along with prosthetic legs and hands. This is her website
SCP Foundation: collection of fictional works that its members contribute that deal with the “paranormal”. They range all the way from a television working without a broadcasting station, to deadly creatures that have never been encountered
Blog of Joseph E. Duncan: sentenced to death by a federal jury on August 27, 2008 for the kidnapping, of Dylan and Shasta Groene and murder of Dylan. He had been convicted of a sex crime years before. Go back to the beginning and read forward. You can trace his further descent into madness.
Annie96 is typing: a creepy chat between two teenagers that has a horrific twist at the end
Alright, I hope you enjoy. Maybe look through these one day at a sleep over with some friends. That would be fun.
Speaking of sleepovers, here’s a masterpost of creepy sleep-over games

SHAYE SAINT JOHN STARTLED ME
it’s got noise in it, really really creepy noise. Just be careful, okay?

Can I add to this list?
My Father’s Long, Long Legs
Click on the bolded word(s). No screamers, promise! 

This is awesome

Hey guys :)
sixpenceee here again with some more websites! Thank you for the other tumblr user that added my father’s long,long legs. 
TED IS GOD: a website of a guy who thinks he’s the superior overlord. Just go through it and you’ll see his ever increasing insanity. 
Book of Immanuel David Isaiah: Authorities believe this is the work of Brian David Mitchell, suspected of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2001. Complete raving nonsense.
Urban Exploration Resource: a database of creepy urban exploring sites. They’ve got everything from abandoned nuclear silos in Ukraine to Saddam Hussein’s destroyed palace. Chances are you’ll find something in your own city.
Dan’s Gallery of the Grotesque: Okay, this site is HORRIBLE. I know I’m a paranormal blogger but I post NO gore. I can’t stand it. Maybe some corpses once in a while, but no full entangled bloody gruesome gore. But for those of you who like it, then this site is perfect for you. 
Time Cube: the website of a guy who claims that modern physicists are wrong and how each day is actually 4 days happening at the same time. Some bizarre things here. 
Last Words: a website of cockpit voice recordings of commercial airline crashes. There are some audio but most are transcriptions.
Unsolved murder cases websites: Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, Keddie Murders, Taman Shud Case 
Number Stations: method of communication with spies, the website contains recordings of how they do this 

sixpenceee:

hellagnar-roosevelt:

sinshana:

kiwilapple:

sixpenceee:

Hey! Made a compilation of the darkest corners of the internet.

  • Dionaea House: a horrifying story, told through two guys mail conversation, about how a haunted house
  • Page of Tedanother haunting story about a man’s experience in an uncharted cave
  • Castle of Spirits: a website with ghost stories, experiences and pictures. my mom banned me from going here because I used to freak myself out as a kid from this website
  • Deep Cave:man breaks scuba depth world record and finds the body of the last man to attempt it while down there. He makes plans to recover the body, but dies during the attempt. This is his website, as he left it, before he went on his last dive.
  • Reborn Baby Dolls: where you can buy dolls that look EXACTLY and feel EXACTLY like a newborn baby
  • Find a Gravea website where you can find the graves of ancestors or famous people, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave
  • This Man: a website about 1000’s of people all over the world, dreaming of the same man. Some say he’s the devil some say he’s god. 
  • Exit Mundi: a collection of end of the world scenario’s
  • Haunted Housewhere you can find any haunted house in the U.S
  • Truthism: an extremely wacko cult website about how reptilian aliens are responsible for everything wrong, how humanity is controlled by aliens and how the sun is a cube and that the inner Earth exists
  • The Jonestown Mass Suicide Death Tape: Trigger warning and you know why
  • Shaye Saint JohnThe story/myths behind Shaye Saint John is that she was a hot woman who was horribly disfigured in a car accident. As a result, she appears in public wearing this creepy mask, and hobbles along with prosthetic legs and hands. This is her website
  • SCP Foundation: collection of fictional works that its members contribute that deal with the “paranormal”. They range all the way from a television working without a broadcasting station, to deadly creatures that have never been encountered
  • Blog of Joseph E. Duncansentenced to death by a federal jury on August 27, 2008 for the kidnapping, of Dylan and Shasta Groene and murder of Dylan. He had been convicted of a sex crime years before. Go back to the beginning and read forward. You can trace his further descent into madness.
  • Annie96 is typing: a creepy chat between two teenagers that has a horrific twist at the end

Alright, I hope you enjoy. Maybe look through these one day at a sleep over with some friends. That would be fun.

Speaking of sleepovers, here’s a masterpost of creepy sleep-over games

SHAYE SAINT JOHN STARTLED ME

it’s got noise in it, really really creepy noise. Just be careful, okay?

Can I add to this list?

Click on the bolded word(s). No screamers, promise! 

This is awesome

Hey guys :)

sixpenceee here again with some more websites! Thank you for the other tumblr user that added my father’s long,long legs. 

  • TED IS GOD: a website of a guy who thinks he’s the superior overlord. Just go through it and you’ll see his ever increasing insanity. 
  • Book of Immanuel David IsaiahAuthorities believe this is the work of Brian David Mitchell, suspected of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2001. Complete raving nonsense.
  • Urban Exploration Resourcea database of creepy urban exploring sites. They’ve got everything from abandoned nuclear silos in Ukraine to Saddam Hussein’s destroyed palace. Chances are you’ll find something in your own city.
  • Dan’s Gallery of the Grotesque: Okay, this site is HORRIBLE. I know I’m a paranormal blogger but I post NO gore. I can’t stand it. Maybe some corpses once in a while, but no full entangled bloody gruesome gore. But for those of you who like it, then this site is perfect for you. 
  • Time Cube: the website of a guy who claims that modern physicists are wrong and how each day is actually 4 days happening at the same time. Some bizarre things here. 
  • Last Wordsa website of cockpit voice recordings of commercial airline crashes. There are some audio but most are transcriptions.
  • Unsolved murder cases websites: Oklahoma Girl Scout MurdersKeddie MurdersTaman Shud Case 
  • Number Stations: method of communication with spies, the website contains recordings of how they do this 
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Requested post. 
Words of advice: no matter how much of a skeptic you are, don’t mess with these things for giggles. 
OUIJA BOARD: 
probably the most dangerous method. It’s when you have a planchette and a board like this
 
You ask a question and a spirit moves the planchette for you, directing to certain letters to tell you information. The reason it’s dangerous, is because you don’t know who you are opening up to. It could be a hideous demon pretending to be your long gone grandma. 
AUTOMATIC WRITING
It’s when you clear your mind, and kind of open up your arm to be controlled by sprits. The writing is not your own but the spirits. 
Instructions to do it here
Examples of automatic writing:

SEANCE
Get a couple friends that want to contact ghosts.



With this you are getting a group of like-minded people together and when several people get together for a common purpose, it makes communication more easier. 
People often hold hands during a seance and this is just to help focus the energy. You don’t have to hold hands but it seems to help people concentrate better.
Focused concentration and a common goal is what makes seances work.

INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO IT SAFELY AND HOW TO END IT HERE

DIGITAL RECORDINGS
Before you use your device make sure you’ve got the proper mindset. 
Make it clear you are hoping to communicate with the spirit world, invite the contact, open your mind to allowing it to happen. 
Don’t let negative thoughts ruin it. 
Ask questions and let the recorder, record for awhile. The idea behind this is that it can pick up voices and frequencies we can’t hear. 


MEDITATION
While yes, most people use it to clear their mind and relax it can also be used for spirit communication.
I’ve heard many, many theories about how our own sub-conscious is the greatest link for spirit communication. We’re just so bothered with everyday activities that we can’t hear what the other side says to us in a daily basis. 
Here you can read about how to meditate
Master it first and clear your mind and allow communication. Be patient. According tom someone who tried it this way “their thoughts enter hers and she feels a warm and buzzing sensation” 
MIRROR SCRYING
This one I got from a book by Raymond Moody, the guy who coined the term near death experience. 
Those who tried it the correct way had an 80% chance of actually seeing the full fledged version of the dead person they wanted to talk to.
I think it’s pretty safe too, if you don’t have any negative thoughts (example: oh no what if I accidentally conjure up a demon)
You can read more about it and how to do it here

PENDULUM 
You take a small crystal attach it to a necklace chain, and swing it. You ask a question and the direction of the swing, how fast it swings, which way it is swinging is supposed to tell you the answer to your question. 
Here are some sites with people who have actually tried it and are speaking from experience
1st site
2nd site
3rd site
_______________________________________________________________
Ok, that’s all I got so far. 
Be cautious with these things!
Write a post about your experience and tag me in them! :)
Good luck!

sixpenceee:

Requested post. 

Words of advice: no matter how much of a skeptic you are, don’t mess with these things for giggles. 

OUIJA BOARD: 

probably the most dangerous method. It’s when you have a planchette and a board like this

 

You ask a question and a spirit moves the planchette for you, directing to certain letters to tell you information. The reason it’s dangerous, is because you don’t know who you are opening up to. It could be a hideous demon pretending to be your long gone grandma. 

AUTOMATIC WRITING

It’s when you clear your mind, and kind of open up your arm to be controlled by sprits. The writing is not your own but the spirits. 

Instructions to do it here

Examples of automatic writing:

SEANCE

Get a couple friends that want to contact ghosts.

With this you are getting a group of like-minded people together and when several people get together for a common purpose, it makes communication more easier. 

People often hold hands during a seance and this is just to help focus the energy. You don’t have to hold hands but it seems to help people concentrate better.

Focused concentration and a common goal is what makes seances work.

INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO IT SAFELY AND HOW TO END IT HERE

DIGITAL RECORDINGS

Before you use your device make sure you’ve got the proper mindset. 

Make it clear you are hoping to communicate with the spirit world, invite the contact, open your mind to allowing it to happen. 

Don’t let negative thoughts ruin it. 

Ask questions and let the recorder, record for awhile. The idea behind this is that it can pick up voices and frequencies we can’t hear. 

MEDITATION

While yes, most people use it to clear their mind and relax it can also be used for spirit communication.

I’ve heard many, many theories about how our own sub-conscious is the greatest link for spirit communication. We’re just so bothered with everyday activities that we can’t hear what the other side says to us in a daily basis. 

Here you can read about how to meditate

Master it first and clear your mind and allow communication. Be patient. According tom someone who tried it this way “their thoughts enter hers and she feels a warm and buzzing sensation” 

MIRROR SCRYING

This one I got from a book by Raymond Moody, the guy who coined the term near death experience. 

Those who tried it the correct way had an 80% chance of actually seeing the full fledged version of the dead person they wanted to talk to.

I think it’s pretty safe too, if you don’t have any negative thoughts (example: oh no what if I accidentally conjure up a demon)

You can read more about it and how to do it here

PENDULUM 

You take a small crystal attach it to a necklace chain, and swing it. You ask a question and the direction of the swing, how fast it swings, which way it is swinging is supposed to tell you the answer to your question. 

Here are some sites with people who have actually tried it and are speaking from experience

1st site

2nd site

3rd site

_______________________________________________________________

Ok, that’s all I got so far. 

Be cautious with these things!

Write a post about your experience and tag me in them! :)

Good luck!

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Oh

my 

god

This house was suggested by a follower (I do take post suggestions just message me)

Probably one of the worst cases I have ever heard of.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTENT CONTAINS INHUMANE TREATMENT. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Dr. Louis Lalaurie and his wife, Delphine moved into their fancy new mansion in New Orleans. They were respected by everyone. They had a lot of money, power and influence. Ms. Delphine was greatly admired for her beauty. 

They threw lavish social parties that would be the talk of the town for weeks to come. 

Their house was extravagant and they had dozens of slaves to take care of it. 

It was the neighbors who first began to suspect that something was not right.

There were whispered conversations about how the Lalaurie slaves seemed to come and go quite often. Parlor maids would be replaced with no explanation or the stable boy was suddenly just disappear… never to be seen again.

Then, one day a neighbor was climbing her own stairs when she heard a scream and saw Madame Lalaurie chasing a little girl, the Madame’s personal servant, with a whip. She pursued the girl onto the roof of the house, where the child jumped to her death. The neighbor later saw the small slave girl buried in a shallow grave beneath the cypress trees in the yard.

It was rumored that she treated the slaves horribly. But how horribly exactly, no one knew.

A terrible fire broke out in the Lalaurie kitchen. Legend has it that it was set by the cook, who could endure no more of the Madame’s tortures. Regardless of how it started, the fire swept through the house.

After the blaze was put out, the fire fighters discovered a horrible sight behind a secret, barred door in the attic.

They found more than a dozen slaves here, chained to the wall in a horrible state. They were both male and female…. some were strapped to makeshift operating tables… some were confined in cages made for dogs…. human body parts were scattered around and heads and human organs were placed haphazardly in buckets…. grisly souvenirs were stacked on shelves and next to them a collection of whips and paddles.

It was more horrible that anything created in man’s imagination. 

According to the newspaper, the New Orleans Bee, all of the victims were naked and the ones not on tables were chained to the wall. Some of the women had their stomachs sliced open and their insides wrapped about their waists.

One woman had her mouth stuffed with animal excrement and then her lips were sewn shut.
The men were in even more horrible states. Fingernails had been ripped off, eyes poked out, and private parts sliced away.

One man hung in shackles with a stick protruding from a hole that had been drilled in the top of his head. It had been used to “stir” his brains.

The tortures had been administered so as to not bring quick death. Mouths had been pinned shut and hands had been sewn to various parts of the body.

Regardless, many of them had been dead for quite some time. Others were unconscious and some cried in pain, begging to be killed and put out of their misery.

The fire fighters fled the scene in disgust and doctors were summoned from a nearby hospital.

There were a few who still clung to life…. like a woman whose arms and legs had been removed and another who had been forced into a tiny cage with all of her limbs broken than set again at odd angles.

Madame Lalaurie and her family were never seen again.

The house remained vacant for many years after that. It then became an all girls school and then apartment buildings.

During the time when the mansion was an apartment house, a number of strange events were recorded. Among them was an encounter between a occupant and a naked black man in chains who attacked him. The black man abruptly vanished.

Others claimed to have animals butchered in the house; children were attacked by a phantom with a whip; strange figures appeared wrapped in shrouds; a young mother was terrified to find a woman in elegant evening clothes bending over her sleeping infant; and of course, the ever-present sounds of screams, groans and cries that would reverberate through the house at night.

Today the house has been renovated again and serves as luxury apartments.

WHERE I GOT THISE INFORMATION FROM

MOST HAUNTED SCHOOL POST

coven

This is a REAL event by the way. American Horror Story Coven most likely used this as an inspiration. 

Check the source I provided or a simple google search will do also. 

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Hey guys! Since more bone-chilling science was requested. I absolutely NEEDED to make this post. 

In 1940, Russian scientists released a video of a severed dog head. They were kept alive for several hours, wiggling their ears in response to sounds and even licking their mouths.

The scientists claimed they could keep the animals alive by an artificial blood circulation system.

Isn’t that intense? You can watch the full video here

In 2005, American scientists created another pack of zombie dogs. The team rapidly killed the dogs by flushing all the blood from their bodies and replacing it with oxygen- and sugar-filled saline.

Three hours later, the team gave the dogs a blood transfusion, and an electric shock.

The dogs were resurrected, and while some had permanent damage, most were no worse for wear.

This research suggested that the treatment could one day revive people who are bleeding too quickly for doctors to repair their injuries.

And in fact they can now. 

I have stumbled upon an article that say scientists can save people by draining all their blood out.

You can read more about that here

sixpenceee:

Hey! sixpenceee here to ruin your childhood. So some of you guys may have already heard some of them but here’s a complete list.
You should know that most nursery rhymes were never even intended for children. Many were political statements, drowned in nonsense to protect the singer from being prosecuted for treason, and set to a fun melody that was easy to remember and pass along.
 If children overheard, there was no real concern. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries kids were not treated like kids, but more like “miniature adults”.
Alright here we go.
RING AROUND THE ROSIES: 
Ring-a-ring-a-roses,A pocket full of posiesAshes! Ashes!We all fall down.
In 1665, the bubonic plague struck London hard, killing 20 percent of the population within a year. “Ring o’ Roses” is said to indicate a rosy rash that spread across the victims’ bodies, while “a pocket full of posies” was used to ward off the smell of disease. Obviously, the “ashes, ashes” that come falling down are the remnants of cremated dead bodies.
ROCK A BYE BABY: 
Hush-a-bye babyOn the tree top,When the wind blowsThe cradle will rock.When the bough breaks,The cradle will fall,And down will fall babyCradle and all.
In the original publication of the rhyme, this is what was said "This may serve as a Warning to the Proud and Ambitious, who climb so high that they may generally fall at last."
That baby is a goner.
IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING:
It’s raining, it’s pouring,The old man’s snoring.He got into bedAnd bumped his headAnd couldn’t get up in the morning.
Children of the mid-twentieth century used to amuse themselves on rainy days by imagining the deaths of the elderly and putting their fantasy to a jaunty tune. 
He couldn’t get up because he was dead, not extra tired from bumping his head in the night. Dead. 
THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE:
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do;She gave them some broth without any bread;Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.
Just a poor women trying to feed her kids right? Wrong. Read the ending of the original version.
When she came back They were a’lying deadShe went to the wrightTo get them a coffinWhen she came backThey were a’lying laughingShe gaed up the stairTo ring the bellThe bell-rope brokeAnd down she fell
SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE:
(Yikes this one is my URL)
The maid was in the garden,Hanging out the clothes;When down came a blackbirdAnd pecked off her nose.
In this rhyme a maid’s nose is pecked off by blackbirds, because she made a blackbird pie. In the original rhyme, it’s not birds that are baked into the pies, but “four and twenty naughty boys”
EEPER WEEPER:
Notice how close this one is to Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater. Just read this one. Today’s murder crimes are yesterday’s nursery rhymes. 
Eeper Weeper, chimney sweeper,Had a wife but couldn’t keep her.Had another, didn’t love her,Up the chimney he did shove her.
LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN:
You probably have heard of this verse:
London Bridge is falling down,Falling down, falling down.London Bridge is falling down,My fair lady.
It makes references to the famous stone bridge that was commissioned by Henry II in the late-1100s. It’s a simple song that lists different materials to try to keep the bridge from collapsing
But have you heard of this verse?
Set a man to watch all night,Watch all night, watch all night,Set a man to watch all night,My fair lady
Seems like a watchman to guard the structure right?
WRONG.
Legend has it, living people were built into the foundations of walls and gates “to serve as guardian spirits.”
RUB A DUB DUB:
Rub a dub dub
Three men in a tub
And how do you think they got there?
The butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker
It was enough to make a man stare.


At first it’s a bit homoerotic… then we read the original, or at least the oldest known version:


Rub a dub dub
Three maids in a tub
And how do you think they got there?
The butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker
And all of them gone to the fair.


Well, it sounds like a peep show might be in town. Peep shows were a popular form of entertainment in the 14th century, and it appears that our friends have gone to catch a glimpse of the maids in the tub.
BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP:
Baa baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for the Master, 
One for the Dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.


And with the original ending…


And none for the little boy 
who cries down the lane.


it’s about taxes! Back in the 13th century, King Edward I realized that he could make some decent cash by taxing the sheep farmers.
As a result of the new taxes, one third of the price of a sack of wool went to the king, one third to the church and the last third to the farmer. Nothing was left for the shepherd boy, crying down the lane. As it happens, black sheep are also bad luck: the fleece can’t be dyed, and so it’s worth less to the sheep farmer. 
This rhyme was a tale of misery. 
WHERE I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM AND HERE

sixpenceee:

Hey! sixpenceee here to ruin your childhood. So some of you guys may have already heard some of them but here’s a complete list.

You should know that most nursery rhymes were never even intended for children. Many were political statements, drowned in nonsense to protect the singer from being prosecuted for treason, and set to a fun melody that was easy to remember and pass along.

If children overheard, there was no real concern. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries kids were not treated like kids, but more like “miniature adults”.

Alright here we go.

  • RING AROUND THE ROSIES: 

Ring-a-ring-a-roses,
A pocket full of posies
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.

In 1665, the bubonic plague struck London hard, killing 20 percent of the population within a year. “Ring o’ Roses” is said to indicate a rosy rash that spread across the victims’ bodies, while “a pocket full of posies” was used to ward off the smell of disease. Obviously, the “ashes, ashes” that come falling down are the remnants of cremated dead bodies.

  • ROCK A BYE BABY: 

Hush-a-bye baby
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will fall baby
Cradle and all.

In the original publication of the rhyme, this is what was said "This may serve as a Warning to the Proud and Ambitious, who climb so high that they may generally fall at last."

That baby is a goner.

  • IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING:

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
The old man’s snoring.
He got into bed
And bumped his head
And couldn’t get up in the morning.

Children of the mid-twentieth century used to amuse themselves on rainy days by imagining the deaths of the elderly and putting their fantasy to a jaunty tune. 

He couldn’t get up because he was dead, not extra tired from bumping his head in the night. Dead. 

  • THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE:

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

Just a poor women trying to feed her kids right? Wrong. Read the ending of the original version.

When she came back 
They were a’lying dead
She went to the wright
To get them a coffin
When she came back
They were a’lying laughing
She gaed up the stair
To ring the bell
The bell-rope broke
And down she fell

  • SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE:

(Yikes this one is my URL)

The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a blackbird
And pecked off her nose.

In this rhyme a maid’s nose is pecked off by blackbirds, because she made a blackbird pie. In the original rhyme, it’s not birds that are baked into the pies, but “four and twenty naughty boys”

  • EEPER WEEPER:

Notice how close this one is to Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater. Just read this one. Today’s murder crimes are yesterday’s nursery rhymes. 

Eeper Weeper, chimney sweeper,
Had a wife but couldn’t keep her.
Had another, didn’t love her,
Up the chimney he did shove her.

  • LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN:

You probably have heard of this verse:

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

It makes references to the famous stone bridge that was commissioned by Henry II in the late-1100s. It’s a simple song that lists different materials to try to keep the bridge from collapsing

But have you heard of this verse?

Set a man to watch all night,
Watch all night, watch all night,
Set a man to watch all night,
My fair lady

Seems like a watchman to guard the structure right?

WRONG.

Legend has it, living people were built into the foundations of walls and gates “to serve as guardian spirits.”

  • RUB A DUB DUB:

Rub a dub dub

Three men in a tub

And how do you think they got there?

The butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker

It was enough to make a man stare.



At first it’s a bit homoerotic… then we read the original, or at least the oldest known version:



Rub a dub dub

Three maids in a tub

And how do you think they got there?

The butcher, the baker and the candlestick-maker

And all of them gone to the fair.



Well, it sounds like a peep show might be in town. Peep shows were a popular form of entertainment in the 14th century, and it appears that our friends have gone to catch a glimpse of the maids in the tub.

  • BAA, BAA BLACK SHEEP:

Baa baa black sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes sir, yes sir,

Three bags full.

One for the Master, 

One for the Dame,

And one for the little boy

Who lives down the lane.



And with the original ending…



And none for the little boy 
who cries down the lane.



it’s about taxes! Back in the 13th century, King Edward I realized that he could make some decent cash by taxing the sheep farmers.

As a result of the new taxes, one third of the price of a sack of wool went to the king, one third to the church and the last third to the farmer. Nothing was left for the shepherd boy, crying down the lane. As it happens, black sheep are also bad luck: the fleece can’t be dyed, and so it’s worth less to the sheep farmer. 

This rhyme was a tale of misery. 

WHERE I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM AND HERE

horror-is-not-dead:

It all began in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Otto in the year of 1896. It was well known the Otto’s were wealthy and unkind. They mistreated their servants. One servant, that aided in the care of the couples son, Robert Eugene (Gene). The servant was said to have knowledge in the ways of voodoo. She for one reason or the other became very angry with the Otto’s. She decided to do something about it. As the story goes the servant gave Gene a doll. The doll stood three feet tall and was stuffed with straw. With life-like features Gene was very attracted to this doll. He decided to name the doll “Robert”.
Gene took the doll everywhere with him. It is said that the Otto’s often heard Gene upstairs talking to the doll. This normally wouldn’t be unusual. Many children talk to their dolls. In this particular situation however, the Otto’s were frightened because the boy would answer himself in a voice very unlike his own. The story of Robert the haunted doll is unlike any you’ve heard.
Strange things began to occur in the Otto household. Even neighbors claimed to see Robert move about from window to window when the family wasn’t home. Gene began to blame Robert for mishaps that would occur. The Otto’s claimed to hear the doll giggle, and swear they caught glimpses of the doll running about the house. If you look at the picture and imagine the haunted doll running about the house you can see how frightening it would be.
Gene began to have nightmares and scream out in the night, and when his parents would enter the room they would find furniture over turned. Their child would be in a fright with Robert at the foot of the bed. “Robert did it!” Gene would tell them. The doll was eventually put up into the attic. Where he resided for many years.
The citizens of Key West heard about Robert and his evil doings. Many people walking by the home reported that the doll watched from the turret room and mocked them as they passed. Children walking home from school would avoid walking in front of the home.
Gene reported when visiting the turret room he found Robert him in the rocking chair by the turret room window. Finally Gene himself had enough of the doll.
The haunted doll had other plans, however. Visitors that entered the house could hear something walking back and forth in the attic, and strange giggling sounds. Guests no longer wanted to visit the Otto home.
Gene Otto died in 1972.The home was sold to a new family, and the tale of Robert had died down…
Robert waited patiently up in the attic to be discovered once again. The 10 year old daughter of the new owners soon found Robert in the attic. It was not long before Robert unleashed his displeasure on the child. The little girl claimed that the doll tortured her, and made her life hell. Even after more than thirty years later, she steadfastly claims that “the doll was alive and wanted to kill her.”
Robert, still dressed in his white sailor’s suit and clutching his stuffed lion, lives quite comfortably, though well guarded, at the Key West Martello Museum. Employees at the museum continue to give accounts of Robert being up to his old tricks still today.

horror-is-not-dead:

It all began in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Otto in the year of 1896. It was well known the Otto’s were wealthy and unkind. They mistreated their servants. One servant, that aided in the care of the couples son, Robert Eugene (Gene). The servant was said to have knowledge in the ways of voodoo. She for one reason or the other became very angry with the Otto’s. She decided to do something about it. As the story goes the servant gave Gene a doll. The doll stood three feet tall and was stuffed with straw. With life-like features Gene was very attracted to this doll. He decided to name the doll “Robert”.

Gene took the doll everywhere with him. It is said that the Otto’s often heard Gene upstairs talking to the doll. This normally wouldn’t be unusual. Many children talk to their dolls. In this particular situation however, the Otto’s were frightened because the boy would answer himself in a voice very unlike his own. The story of Robert the haunted doll is unlike any you’ve heard.

Strange things began to occur in the Otto household. Even neighbors claimed to see Robert move about from window to window when the family wasn’t home. Gene began to blame Robert for mishaps that would occur. The Otto’s claimed to hear the doll giggle, and swear they caught glimpses of the doll running about the house. If you look at the picture and imagine the haunted doll running about the house you can see how frightening it would be.

Gene began to have nightmares and scream out in the night, and when his parents would enter the room they would find furniture over turned. Their child would be in a fright with Robert at the foot of the bed. “Robert did it!” Gene would tell them. The doll was eventually put up into the attic. Where he resided for many years.

The citizens of Key West heard about Robert and his evil doings. Many people walking by the home reported that the doll watched from the turret room and mocked them as they passed. Children walking home from school would avoid walking in front of the home.

Gene reported when visiting the turret room he found Robert him in the rocking chair by the turret room window. Finally Gene himself had enough of the doll.

The haunted doll had other plans, however. Visitors that entered the house could hear something walking back and forth in the attic, and strange giggling sounds. Guests no longer wanted to visit the Otto home.

Gene Otto died in 1972.The home was sold to a new family, and the tale of Robert had died down…

Robert waited patiently up in the attic to be discovered once again. The 10 year old daughter of the new owners soon found Robert in the attic. It was not long before Robert unleashed his displeasure on the child. The little girl claimed that the doll tortured her, and made her life hell. Even after more than thirty years later, she steadfastly claims that “the doll was alive and wanted to kill her.”

Robert, still dressed in his white sailor’s suit and clutching his stuffed lion, lives quite comfortably, though well guarded, at the Key West Martello Museum. Employees at the museum continue to give accounts of Robert being up to his old tricks still today.

200degreemrfahrenheit:

Abandoned carnival after Cherynobyl

disneylandsecretsandfacts:

Today in my math class my teacher told us that he took a class at Disneyland that explained the stories behind several attractions at the park. Ever wonder about the Haunted Mansion? The story goes like this: In the 1800’s there was a couple who lived together in a huge mansion, there was a war and the husband left the wife all alone in the big house. One day, someone delivered the news to her that her husband has died at war. Devastated, she walked up the stairs, walked onto the porch, faced towards the house, and fell backwards to her death. A couple days later the husband came home only to discover that his wife was nowhere to be seen, until he looked in the backyard. He took her body and put her in a coffin in a carriage. After, he hung himself from the sadness of his wife’s death. The ultimate sin is taking one’s own life. (In one of the scenes listen to the wife say something about waiting for her husband to come back) So their punishment is they will never be together again.  Their spirits can pass in the hallway, but they will never see the other. The ride: The reason why the room is stretching is not only to bring you to the ride, but it is also a way to represent the husband “stretching” after hanging himself. Also, as soon as you get on the Doom Buggy, you are the wife. At the beginning of the ride, you notice that you are going up, this is to represent the wife going upstairs. Then turn backwards and go down. You have now fallen to your death and you are now a ghost. Once this happens you are now able to see all the 999 other ghosts on the ride! 
Long fact of the day! Keep in mind that there are many other stories that are included in the ride, not just one (but this is the most “recent”).

disneylandsecretsandfacts:

Today in my math class my teacher told us that he took a class at Disneyland that explained the stories behind several attractions at the park. Ever wonder about the Haunted Mansion? The story goes like this: In the 1800’s there was a couple who lived together in a huge mansion, there was a war and the husband left the wife all alone in the big house. One day, someone delivered the news to her that her husband has died at war. Devastated, she walked up the stairs, walked onto the porch, faced towards the house, and fell backwards to her death. A couple days later the husband came home only to discover that his wife was nowhere to be seen, until he looked in the backyard. He took her body and put her in a coffin in a carriage. After, he hung himself from the sadness of his wife’s death. The ultimate sin is taking one’s own life. (In one of the scenes listen to the wife say something about waiting for her husband to come back) So their punishment is they will never be together again.  Their spirits can pass in the hallway, but they will never see the other. The ride: The reason why the room is stretching is not only to bring you to the ride, but it is also a way to represent the husband “stretching” after hanging himself. Also, as soon as you get on the Doom Buggy, you are the wife. At the beginning of the ride, you notice that you are going up, this is to represent the wife going upstairs. Then turn backwards and go down. You have now fallen to your death and you are now a ghost. Once this happens you are now able to see all the 999 other ghosts on the ride! 

Long fact of the day! Keep in mind that there are many other stories that are included in the ride, not just one (but this is the most “recent”).