Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy the holiday. Have a party. Stay in and have a horror-movie marathon. Carve pumpkins. Load up on candy. However you celebrate it, have fun and be safe.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Headless ghosts

Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, has not rested easily in her grave in the grounds of the Tower of London. Executed on charges of treason, as well as infidelity (with various men, including her own brother!), Anne has made her presence highly visible at times.

A sentry at the Tower was court-martialed for sleeping on duty in the 19th century, a very serious charge. In his defense, he said he was not sleeping, but unconscious. He stated that the form of a woman approached him, and when challenged, only came closer. He stabbed the form with his bayonet, and it vanished. He then lost consciousness. Fortunately for the sentry, others testified that they had seen the same figure when on night duty. He was acquitted.

Anne's ghost returns to her childhood home, Blickling Hall, on the anniversary of her execution. She arrives in a coach drawn by headless horses and driven by a headless coachman. She holds her severed head in her lap. Her brother, executed the same day as Anne, is also seen on this anniversary. Headless, he is dragged over the grounds of the Hall by headless horses.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Haunted attractions

It's your turn, now. What are your favorite haunted attractions, and why? Cornfield, abandoned prison or hospital, trail, or other venue? What makes them so scary? What keeps you coming back?

Real Estate in Haunted Cities

Okay, it's something of a stretch, but Zillow has posted several homes for sale in "haunted" cities (which, judging from the story, means "cities with a notoriously haunted location").

Here they are!