Second blog!

For those of you wanting to keep up with what I’m doing, check out my second blog. It’s currently for a class I’m taking at Rowan University, but I intend on revamping it after class and making personal posts and thoughts. Let me know what you think!

Farewell…for now

I had an awesome time learning about haunted buildings in my area! I plan on posting more in the future when I find the time to travel to spooky places. I hope to post more about horror as well, so keep up with my blog if that interests you!

During the past few months I learned a lot about the history of some really cool buildings. Even the architecture says a lot about its history. I enjoyed getting out and traveling the area. I have always wanted to explore some local places but never found the time or reason. This blog helped me to keep my readers updated and hopefully intrigued.

I would have liked to speak to more people or gotten more in-depth with some of the people I spoke with. I understood that timeliness was the biggest issue, but I’m glad I got to do most of the things I planned.

Reminiscing on some of my favorite posts:
The grim history of America’s most haunted prison
The Jewel of the Jersey Shore
Stepping Into the Paranormal World With Joanne and Pat
Edgar Allan Poe haunts Philadelphia with his most successful short stories
Krampus scares children to behave by roaming streets in Austria

There is so much more to explore in my area, I don’t think I’ll ever want to stop!

Historical ghost tour haunts Philadelphia

It has to be mandatory under an imaginary rule book that horror bloggers must attend at least one ghost tour in their life, right? I chose to take a ghost tour in the beautiful city of Philadelphia. Continue reading “Historical ghost tour haunts Philadelphia”

Michael Thomas-Knight: It’s All About Horror

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Photo of Michael Thomas-Knight. Taken by Thomas-Knight.

“…He dreamed violent nightmares of blood and guts, where he had slain numerous screaming goats with a razor sharp buck knife. The blood splashed and squirted with abandoned and with his last slice of the blade the goats ceased to protest. When he looked down at his handy work they were no longer goats. He stood upon a pile of human bodies, the very top one being the pale body of Johnny Needles…”

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Stepping Into the Paranormal World With Joanne and Pat

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Photo of Paranormal Consulting and Investigations of New Jersey team taken by PCINJ.

Joanne Emerson and Pat Kibby are the founders of Paranormal Consulting and Investigations of New Jersey (PCINJ). Both women agreed that everyone has their own reasons as to why people get involved with a paranormal group, possibly from their own experiences. Continue reading “Stepping Into the Paranormal World With Joanne and Pat”

Local Town’s Historical Tavern: An Interview with Tom Budd

Barnsboro Inn, Sewell New Jersey
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Tom Budd is the owner of the restaurant, Barnsboro Inn. This allegedly haunted tavern in my town turned out to be quite fascinating to learn about. This Q&A is a great way for locals to learn what is truly behind these closed doors. Even the name holds history. Here is my interview with Budd:

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The Jewel of the Jersey Shore

It’s no surprise this hotel is haunted given that the name comes from a Belgian cemetery where soldiers were buried from WWI. Built in 1922, The Flanders Hotel set the tone for Ocean City, New Jersey. Every establishment after the construction of The Flanders Hotel followed the theme of a Spanish Mission Revival.

In 1927, a fire on the boardwalk destroyed everything except the hotel. It’s a miracle that the building still stands today. After the fire, the front of the hotel was given an addition along with a pool.

Flanders Hotel has welcomed celebrities such as Vice President Charles Curtis, Al Capp, Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.

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The grim history of America’s most haunted prison

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetGargoyles sit atop Eastern State Penitentiary’s entrance.

I lay on my bunk. 
The days and nights bleed together. There is only a small circle of light from the ceiling that peers into the cell every now and again. Two doors lead to the outside world. One to the prison. One to my cinder block pen.
I lay. I think. I plan.

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Finding your town’s hidden gem

 

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Crescent Hotel, Arkansas
Photo by Eureka Springs Media Center

I am excited to start my journey into the paranormal, but first, background information is important on your adventure with me into the spooky spots of the Delaware Valley. Continue reading “Finding your town’s hidden gem”