nocturnalmusings: (Mourning)

by Inanna Arthen
"Real Vampires"-how can this be anything but a contradiction in terms? We all know about vampires. Stock characters of fiction, guaranteed box-office draws, the media vampire has been familiar to us since childhood. Generally speaking, our blood-suckers appear with a tongue planted firmly in one toothy cheek-from Bela Lugosi hamming it up in the 1950's, to last summer's teenage "vamp" movies, to Count Chocula breakfast cereal, the media seldom treat the vampire as truly fearsome. The stereotyped vampire traits are familiar to any child: vampires have big fangs, sleep in coffins, are instantly incinerated by sunlight, and are best dispatched by a stake through the heart. But the most important "fact" that we all know of course is that there are no such things.
Of course, in terms of the mythical, literary and cinematic conventions, we are correct: there are no "legions of the undead" stalking the unwary. We have explained the folklore with politics, misunderstood diseases, and hysteria, the literary and cinematic images with psychology, history, and sociology. We of the 20th century are confident that vampires could not really exist. But then, most of us are never forced to think otherwise. For a number of people, the concept of vampires becomes a critical and often lifelong concern. To live with, love, or befriend a real vampire is to encounter a set of problems which may demand expanding the boundaries of one's accepted reality. To come to terms with being a real vampire oneself is to face a lifetime's karmic challenge.
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nocturnalmusings: (PumpkinCottage)
My grandmother's house had been empty for a year or two so I figured I'd go check it out. I used to go there and take the mail into the house at least once a week, and when I went inside I could feel something in there with me. so here's pics of the house, etc.. My grandfather died in the house, his ashes at the time were in a black box next to the furnace. When he was alive he hated being cold, so my aunt put his ashes there. My grandmother was living with my aunt at the time due to her alzheimers. Large images here so bewarned.


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nocturnalmusings: (MidnightCottage)
Hi everyone, I just found the memory stick of the pics I took of the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio and downloaded them on the comp asasp. Few years ago I went with a group of ghost hunters [http://www.wnyparanormal.org]. To be honest they put TAPS to shame. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching TAPS, I really do, but the crew at WNY Paranormal, seem to be more professional. :shrugs: Just my opinion. I highly recomend you go to the website and take a peek at some of their investigations. Check out the Triangle House!
I have loads of pics from the trip, so here's a peek and the rest are behind the cut. I have 45 images that were taken. These are big photos. I didn't resize them because they're perfect the way they are. :D
For a $50.00 donation to the preservation of the prison you are allowed to conduct an investigation at this haunted location. You are allowed access to the prison from 8pm to 6am… if you make it that long. The building itself is impressive but when you add all the ghost stories you are in for one very interesting evening.


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nocturnalmusings: (MidnightCottage)
Hello my name is Lisa, 38 from Rochester. A pal of mine is writing a book about locations in the Rochester area and surrounding Finger Lakes region that are haunted. So if you know of any such place tell me as much detail as you can. If you know of places that are "reported" or rumored to be haunted let me know that too! Thanks in advance. :)

P.S Looking for a great paranormal site to go to? Try http://www.wnyparanormal.org

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