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.
Some people love to talk about anything relating to horror. For Shawn Elisano, horror is a lifestyle. He’s just a normal guy living a normal life, but once you step into his home, it’s a totally different atmosphere. Here is an interview with a horror collector who keeps Halloween and horror decor out year round. Continue reading “Shawn Elisano delves into his horror collection”→
“…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…”
Edgar Allan Poe, the pioneer of the mystery genre; the world’s most beloved poet and author of horror and Gothic tales; a genius in the literary world; and a legend within human history. Poe broke the barriers of murder stories at the time. To this day his poems and short fictions are exceedingly prosperous.
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:
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.