A Guide To Exploring Abandoned Churches
- If you go alone, don’t bring a flashlight. You’ll see things you don’t want to.
- Don’t bring groups bigger than 12.
- Bring water and some snacks, but no wine.
- If you have to sleep there, sleep in the sanctuary, but not on a pew.
- If you try to read the hymnal, the words won’t be english anymore.
- The Bibles will be blank until you confess.
- Don’t go into the confession booth. The man talking to you is not the priest, and you don’t want to know what he really is.
- The cross on the wall changes locations, don’t look at it for too long.
- If you see someone praying at the altar, don’t approach them. If they approach you, don’t talk to them. Leave immediately.
- If you hear the organ playing while you’re in the basement, know that your time is running out.
- If it plays while you’re in the sanctuary, your time is up.
- Take whatever you want, but if you find that one of your possesions is missing, don’t look for it. Let them have it. It’s not worth your life.
- If you find a rosary, don’t put it on. It won’t help.
- The water isn’t holy anymore. Throwing it on the demons in the shadows won’t work.
- Drink the wine if you wish to never leave.
- Don’t get seperated from your friends.
- If you spend the night, leave at sunrise otherwise you’ll enter another plane of reality with no way back.
- If you don’t spend the night, leave through the doors you came in.
- You might look behind you after leaving and see that the church isn’t there anymore. It means that they took what they wanted.
- Never enter the same abandoned church twice. Even (especially) if you forgot something inside. That’s a lure. On your second tour through, they will know enough about you to keep you there.
don’t ever let anyone make you feel ashamed for not going down a conventional path (e.g. not finishing college or starting college later in life, doing an internship in your late 20s, not having a "career” by a certain age). all of this is arbitrary. do not create a life that aims to satisfy everyone but yourself. you worked hard as fuck to get to where you are. don’t you dare let others including yourself diminish those efforts. you do not deserve that. especially if you did it all while battling mental illness.
it’s really interesting how in cop shows it’s only ever the Bad Guy that won’t let police into their house without a warrant, asks for legal counsel, refuses to talk to police, won’t let themselves be searched without probable cause, or exercises their legal rights at all. wonder who that could possibly benefit