March 21, 2017

Hello Everyone,

I might have forgotten to mention that the haunted places I am currently doing all reside in Arizona. Maybe after a few more you might have guessed it for any of you who are locals. This week we are going to discuss another place that I have had the pleasure of visiting. The Yuma Territorial Prison.

A Good Location for a Prison:

Many of you familiar with the cities in Arizona, have most likely heard of Yuma. Bordering California it sits as far west as one can almost go in Arizona. Although many think of the sand dunes immediately when the think of Yuma there is other ecosystems there as well. Lush tributaries break off from the Colorado River providing good soil and water resources for farming.

Because of this water in the middle of such an arid climate the area could sustain life. And what better place Continue reading

March 14, 2017

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It is time for me to start a new set of blogs on here and this one happens to be more haunted places. Or at least places that have some eerie history that gives them the potential to be haunted. However, most of them have some sort of story and are considered to be haunted. To start it out we are going to hear a little about one of my favorites that happens to be only an hour away. It’s a little building in the famous town of Tombstone called The Birdcage Theater.

The Birdcage Theater:

The Birdcage Theater as mentioned, resides in the town to tough to die, Tombstone. Many of us have seen the movies or movies that are filmed in Tombstone. Most of them concentrate around the “Shoot-out at the OK Corral” or the Earp brothers and their stories.

Yet, nestled there on the main Continue reading

Hello Everyone,

One of the horrors of my childhood was kicking over a dead Pack Rat in the desert and finding large brown pill like larvae pulsating on the rotting flesh. It wasn’t until I was older that my curiosity got the better of me and I finally found out what it was. The larvae was in fact the young beginnings of Bot Flies.

Bot Flies:

Bot Flies are, in more ways or less, similar to the common house fly. They have the same features, six legs, buzzing wings, and their eyes that are actually hundreds of eyes. One main difference is how the young begin their cycle of life.

The young begin as eggs that once hatched, detached and follow the warmth of their host, usually a mammal. One they find the warmth they make their way into the skin through any opening possible, often the pores. From then Continue reading

February 27, 2017

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Well here we are. My last blog about haunted cemeteries, burial grounds, and the like. This last one sparked my curiosity because of its name, the Western Burial Ground. You would think it was perhaps located in the Wild West areas of the United States but it isn’t. It is once again further to the east like so many of the cemeteries in previous posts. The Western Burial Ground is nestled in Baltimore.

Western Burial Ground:

The Western Burial Ground or sometimes referred to as the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground or the ‘Old’ Western Burial ground is an established cemetery dating back to the American Revolution. Many generals from the war and the war of 1812 are buried in this cemetery.

Much of the land and original resting places of the dead are difficult to locate because of the structures built on or around the original land. Continue reading

February 20, 2017

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I know what you’re probably thinking right off, he spelled ‘skull’ wrong. Actually if I was intending to spell ‘skull’ you would be correct. But I didn’t. It is Stull Cemetery and it resides right in the middle of the United States of America in a little place called Kansas. But even though it is physically in Kansas, you might want to check yourself if you ever visit. You might find yourself thinking you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Stull Cemetery:

The cemetery resides in Douglas County which is the county that the community of Stull is in. Settled mainly by people of German and Dutch ancestry the area was established into a community around the late 1850s. The town got its name from the only postmaster it ever had, Sylvester Stull.

Eventually a church was built for the locals and was constructed entirely of stone on the land Continue reading

Hello Everyone,

Happy Valentine’s Day, or should I say Lupercalia or bird watching day. Don’t worry, I’ll explain myself in a minute. Although Valentine’s Day has never been a very popular holiday with me it is very important to many. I happily embrace the love that people share together and am in no way against this but it has just never appealed to me as the essence of a holiday. Regardless I will keep others in mind while laying down the creepy, dark, and eerie side of this romantic holiday for those in love.

Valentine’s Day:

Many of us know the story of Valentine’s Day being named for the Saint Valentine who was martyred. Although there are several Saints with the name Valentine that this holiday is believed to be named after the one that is most commonly associated with the holiday is the one who performed the secret marriages Continue reading

February 6, 2017

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Well so far only have a few more of the haunted cemeteries to get through and they are all in the United States of America. Yet, someday here soon I want to address a few others that have been brought to my attention by my brother and other parties. This week, however, we are going to get a glimpse at St. Louis Cemetery.

St. Louis Cemetery:

The cemetery is one of the oldest located in New Orleans. That is right, St. Louis Cemetery is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. If that isn’t enough to confuse you, it is the name of three, yes 3, cemeteries in the city.

The cemetery is one of the oldest in the area and was established in the late 1700s.

Many people don’t realize how often cemeteries don’t last for as long as some of these listed. They either get moved for development. Continue reading

January 30, 2017

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Many of us will hear the name Cemetery Hill and instantly now what and where it is. Somewhat similar to the familiarity of the Valley of the Kings in last week’s blog. Although it doesn’t carry as much weight as the worldly known Valley of the Kings, Cemetery Hill played a large part in the history of the United States of America.

Cemetery Hill:

Cemetery Hill is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is most recognized as a place of rest for the many soldiers who died in the bloody Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

This battle was significant because most people believe it was the turning point of the war when the Union defeated the Confederate States at the battle. And of course for those readers not familiar in other parts of the world, they ended up winning the war.

Hauntings:

I know I Continue reading

January 23, 2017

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Because the last haunted place was somewhere other than the United States or Europe I decided to keep it out of those two places again. At least for now. So we are going to discuss the Valley of the Kings today.

What I like about this haunted location is that often times people forget that it is in fact a form of a cemetery but more so a different type of burial ground. Still, it is a place where those who were deceased were laid to rest.

Often times we do not view these locations that have a high historical significance or and archaeological significance to be a form of graveyard. When in fact that is exactly what they are. We just forget that sometimes with the hype of the new discoveries and the claims to fame from those that discover it.

Valley of the Kings:

The thing Continue reading

January 16, 2017

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Well another haunted place is here and once again it is a cemetery. Wanted to change it up a little bit so that’s why I chose to do one outside of America and Europe where it seems that many of the haunted places have been. La Recoleta is found in a little place called South America.

La Recoleta:

First off I know that South America is by no means small, just a little humor.

La Recoleta is more precisely situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Once again, not a small place at all. Buenos Aires is home to more than 2.9 million people and has a growing economy with tourism, industrial and commercial factors contributing. However, that is not what we are concentrating on. We want to hear about the cemetery, don’t we?

La Recoleta Cemetery is named for the neighborhood by the same name that it is located Continue reading