tumblr tuesday: a haunting
The beauty of the left-behind, the wilting, the empty barn receding in the rear-view mirror—all these alone spaces and more can be found in the photographic works of @ishikorokoroishi:
A catalog of ghost stories and alleged sightings, alongside spine-jangling accounts of encounters with those on the other side of the veil, make @thesehauntedhills exciting reading for the fearless among you.
@bestthriftfinds: In a super unexpected twist of fate, it turns out pancake bear actually owns you. Pancake bear owns everything you can see and touch. We don't make the rules. Pancake bear makes the rules here now, kid.
Enjoyed this haunting? Want more? For a small token of your appreciation, @kayleerowena will haunt your house for you. If that’s your vibe.
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I lowkey want to explore haunted/abandoned places with someone but I also know that I would be highkey scared
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new treasure of tshirts of "omg i fucking love it but most people don't get it and just think i'm weird"
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Vampire hunters survival haunted home
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Hauntings Of Reed Gold Mine
It all started in 1799 when Mr. Reed’s son struck gold in Meadow Creek on the family homestead, and Reed Gold Mine was born. It is said to be haunted by Eleanor Mills, a neighbor od the Reeds in the 1800s. Eleanor and her husband Eugene were quarreling when she tripped and fell down the stairs, which killed her instantly, unbeknownst to Eugene, who had just left the house. When Eugene came home several hours later, he found her body, and as legend has it, it was still screaming at him. Frightened Eugene dumped her body down a mine shaft to quell the noise, and witnesses still heard the voices coming from the shaft for years after that. 9621 Reed Mine Rd Midland, NC 28107 United States
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[OK THAT’S ENOUGH BODY HORROR FOR ONE NIGHT!
I sadly don’t have a icon from either gavin or nines to fully express my horror right now.
I’m only halfway through but I’m keeping the other half for the nightshift tomorrow.]
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SO, I JUST WALKED INTO MY BATHROOM, AND MY HAND-TOWEL HAS SOMEHOW BEEN MYSTERIOUSLY TURNED INSIDE-OUT AND SAT ON THE BAR WRONG.
WHO DID THIS?!
I'M HERE ALL ALONE.
For reference, this is how it's supposed to look:
WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?!
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RMS Queen Mary - A Ghost Ship
The RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner, which has been active from 1936 to 1967 and was one of the three biggest ships in the world, being taller than the Eiffel Tower. The ship is now set in Long Beach, California, with part of it was turned into a hotel.
During the 2nd World War the ship was used as troopships, because of how big it was, which led to it being repainted and and rebuilt. After the 2nd World War it was made fit for passengers again and continued sailing as ocean liner until 1967. Today it is a luxury hotel as well as a museum.
Many people claim to have made paranormal experiences while they stayed on board. The hotel management supports this idea by offering tours such as “Haunted Encounters Tour” and “Ghosts and Legends Tour”, which makes it questionable if the paranormal experiences are real or only exaggerated to attract more visitors. Another aspect supporting the theory of “ghost sightings” is that a lot of people died on the ship, 49 in total, which leads to somewhat explainable paranormal experiences.
On the 10th July 1966 there was a routine emergency drill with a tragic end. The 18-year-old crewmember John Pedder wanted to go through the closing door 13, which had a 60 seconds closing process. He tried to squeeze himself through the closing door, but miscalculated the closing time. The door crushed the 18-year-old to death.
Nowadays people claim to see a man in overalls standing around door 13 and then disappearing, believing that this is the ghost of John Pedder.
Another tragic death happened in room b474. A man strangled his wife and child to death, then shot his other daughter in the bathroom before killing himself.
The shot girl is nowadays referred to as “Dana” and some say she haunts the archive as well as the cargo areas of the ship, crying for her mother.
Many ghost haunters went to this ship, trying to find any proof, but no one has found any proof for paranormal activities yet. It might just be strange noises coming from a really old ship, or there might be more to it.
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read on ao3 | written for @hp-fearfest‘s day 1 prompt: haunted house. 565 words; no warnings (but spooky!) big thanks to my personal hero @wheezykat for the speedy beta!
“He’ll be fine, Harry,” Hermione tells him for the tenth time that night. “He’s just overtired. Insomnia can distort reality when it lasts this long.”
They stand at the threshold of her and Ron’s spare room, watching Draco sleep for the first time in days. Their murmured conversation is swallowed by the patter of heavy rainfall as a storm rages outside, but even the mighty claps of thunder aren’t enough to wake him.
Harry wants to believe her, but he knows that all of it started well before the insomnia began. Draco had been glancing around Grimmauld manically for weeks, flinching away from things that Harry couldn’t see. He’d woken in the middle of the night countless times to find Draco huddled against their bed frame, staring at the space above the foot of their bed as if locked in a trance. Draco had tried playing it off as nothing for as long as he could, but he eventually broke down and told Harry the truth.
Draco had never been one to give in to fancy or fantasy, so when he told Harry that Grimmauld was haunted, Harry got him out. It didn’t matter if Harry believed it or not. It didn’t matter if it was true. He just knew he never wanted to see Draco like this again - wound up and jumpy, sick with a fear he tried to keep off of his face, like he was being slowly digested by whatever lurked in the shadows of their home.
Harry never saw a thing.
“You two can stay as long as you need,” Hermione says as a flash of lighting floods the room with light. Draco stirs, tossing fitfully onto his side. “But Harry - you know it’s not really haunted, don’t you?”
She’s trying to comfort him, but it just makes Harry’s stomach twist. He wishes Grimmauld was haunted - it would be easier than knowing that it’s all in Draco’s head.
“I know, Hermione,” Harry says. “I know.”
“Try to get some rest,” she says. She squeezes his forearm before turning into her own bedroom and shutting the door behind her.
Harry climbs into bed slowly, careful not to disturb Draco’s sleep. He seems exhausted even as he slumbers, his face pinched with worry, occasionally twitching and contorting against a nightmare. The storm picks up outside, wind whistling as it throws rain against the window. Another flash of lightning drenches them in a burst of light.
The room is illuminated for less than a second. It’s so short that Harry can barely register what he sees: the dark impression of something that may have once been a human hunched over the bed. Its mouth protrudes from a shroud of tattered robes, a toothless, gaping cavern lowered just above Draco’s face, chapped lips twisting as it murmurs rapidly into his ear.
The figure disappears as the room is swallowed again by darkness, the lightning echoed with a crash of rolling thunder. Draco jolts up and throws his arms around Harry’s neck, knocking the wind out of his lungs.
“It’s okay, Draco,” Harry says, trying not to let the fear seep into his voice as Draco breathes shakily into his chest. “I’ve got you.”
He was wrong. They were both wrong. It’s not Grimmauld that’s haunted, Harry realizes as he pulls Draco tight and glances around at the empty, darkened room.
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Lydia: Goodnight, moon.
Lydia: Goodnight, tree.
Lydia: Goodnight, ghosts only I can see.
Jackson: Bitch, what the FU-
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a 2021 of horror: 5/∞ The Paranormal activity saga (2007 - 2015)
“Well, whatever it is that's following me, it doesn't feel... it doesn't feel human. It feels like it's... it feels like a monster. I mean like, it wants to hurt me.”
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Pinkney Thomas “Junior” Mitchell, Jr Photo added by MJ Pinkney Thomas “Junior” Mitchell, Jr BIRTH 2 Jun 1949 DEATH 18 Dec 1997 (aged 48) BURIAL Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery Bessemer City, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA MEMORIAL ID 66861237 Justia › US Law › Case Law › North Carolina Case Law › North Carolina Supreme Court Decisions › 1975 › State v. Mitchell Receive free daily summaries of new opinions from the North Carolina Supreme Court. Enter your email. Enter your email. Subscribe State v. Mitchell Annotate this Case 218 S.E.2d 332 (1975) 288 N.C. 360 STATE of North Carolina v. Pinkney Thomas MITCHELL, Jr., and Wallace Charles Lanford, Jr. No. 7. Supreme Court of North Carolina. October 7, 1975. *335 Atty. Gen. Rufus L. Edmisten by Associate Attorney Robert W. Kaylor, Raleigh, for the State. Robert H. Forbes, Gastonia, for Pinkney Thomas Mitchell, Jr. and Robert E. Gaines, Gastonia, for Wallace Charles Lanford, Jr., representing defendant appellants. COPELAND, Justice. Defendants were represented by separate counsel and filed separate appeals. Some of the assignments of error are the same and some relate only to one defendant. Our Court has held that where there are two indictments in which both defendants are charged with the same crimes, then they may be consolidated for trial in the discretion of the court. State v. Combs, 200 N.C. 671, 674, 158 S.E. 252, 254 (1931). "The Court is expressly authorized by statute in this state to order the consolidation for trial of two or more indictments in which the defendant or defendants are charged with crimes of the same class, which are so connected in time or place as that evidence at the trial of one of the indictments will be competent and admissible *336 at the trial of the others. [Citations omitted.]" Id. at 674, 158 S.E. at 254. G.S. 15-152; State v. Dawson, 281 N.C. 645, 190 S.E.2d 196 (1972); State v. White, 256 N.C. 244, 123 S.E.2d 483 (1962). Defendant Mitchell contends the consolidation was prejudicial to him because of the testimony of William Richard Stewart, the brother-in-law of defendant Lanford. A careful examination of the record indicates that Stewart testified as to substantially similar incriminating statements made by each defendant in the presence of one another. In essence, Mitchell adopted Lanford's admissions to Stewart. Defendant Lanford contends that the consolidation was prejudicial against him because defendant Mitchell testified in his own behalf at the trial and attempted to mitigate the killing and reduce it to second-degree murder because of his use of drugs and intoxicants. Lanford contends that this especially hurt his case since he elected not to testify in his own behalf. There is absolutely nothing in the record to indicate that the trial judge in making his ruling on consolidation knew that Mitchell would take the witness stand. In any event, Mitchell had a right to testify if he wished and Lanford could cross-examine him. Moreover, it is difficult to understand how Lanford can contend that he was prejudiced by Mitchell testifying when in fact Mitchell admitted the killing and the burning of the vehicle and attempted by his testimony to exonerate Lanford in every way. It was proper and appropriate for the two defendants to be tried together and there is no merit to this assignment of error. Defendants Lanford and Mitchell next contend that the court should have dismissed the cases against them as of nonsuit and for mistrial for the charges of first-degree murder at the close of the State's evidence and at the close of all the evidence. Lanford makes a similar contention with respect to the charge of felonious burning of personal property. Upon a motion for nonsuit, the trial court must consider the evidence in the light most favorable to the State. The trial court is not concerned with the weight of the testimony, but only with whether the evidence, be it direct or circumstantial, supports sending the case to the jury. State v. McNeil, 280 N.C. 159, 185 S.E.2d 156 (1971); State v. Goines, 273 N.C. 509, 160 S.E.2d 469 (1968). Conflicts and discrepancies in the evidence should be resolved in the State's favor. State v. Cooper, 286 N.C. 549, 213 S.E.2d 305 (1975); State v. McNeil, supra; State v. Cutler, 271 N.C. 379, 156 S.E.2d 679 (1967). In order to convict the defendant of first-degree murder, the State must satisfy the jury beyond a reasonable doubt of all the elements thereof, to wit, an unlawful killing of a human being with malice and with a specific intent to kill and committed after premeditation and deliberation. "Of course, ordinarily, it is not possible to prove premeditation and deliberation by direct evidence. Therefore, these elements of first degree murder must be established by proof of circumstances from which they may be inferred. [Citations omitted.] Among the circumstances to be considered by the jury in determining whether a killing was with premeditation and deliberation are: want of provocation on the part of the deceased; the conduct of the defendant before and after the killing; the use of grossly excessive force; or the dealing of lethal blows after the deceased has been felled. [Citations omitted.]" State v. Buchanan, 287 N.C. 408, 420-21, 215 S.E.2d 80, 87-88 (1975); State v. Van Landingham, 283 N.C. 589, 197 S.E.2d 539 (1973); State v. Hamby and State v. Chandler, 276 N.C. 674, 174 S.E.2d 385 (1970); State v. Sanders, 276 N.C. 598, 174 S.E.2d 487 (1970); State v. Walters, 275 N.C. 615, 170 S.E.2d 484 (1969); State v. Faust, 254 N.C. 101, 118 S.E.2d 769 (1961). An analysis of the facts of the case in relation to these factors reveals a want *337 of provocation by the deceaseda sixteen-year-old girl. The conduct of defendants before and after the killing supported an inference of premeditation and deliberation as well as the other elements of the crimes charged. The State's evidence permits the following reasonable inferences: defendants abducted the victim and had sexual relations with her; defendants told Stewart that they had killed the victim; defendants later departed in the victim's automobile and burned it in order to destroy any evidence; and defendants secured another vehicle in which to leave Gaston County. The use of grossly excessive force was indicated when the deceased was found tied to a tree, gagged, and stabbed numerous times in vital areas of the body. In summation, there was plenary evidence as to both defendants from which to show premeditation and deliberation as well as the other elements of the crimes involved. This assignment of error is without merit and is overruled. Defendant Mitchell contends that the trial court committed error in the charge to the jury. Counsel for Mitchell, with commendable frankness, states that none of the exceptions, in his opinion, would entitle Mitchell to a new trial. Counsel requests the court to review the charge. This has been done and we conclude that there was no error. Defendant Mitchell contends the court erred in permitting the witness Shellnut to change his description of the defendants on voir dire. There was no voir dire of Shellnut and he did not identify defendants. There is no merit in this argument. Defendant Mitchell also contends that it was improper for the court to receive evidence concerning the home life of the deceased, photographs of the area in which she lived and where she was seen with the defendants, and photographs of the deceased, the automobile, and its contents. In connection with these assignments of error, counsel for the defendant concedes that none of these individually would entitle the defendant to a new trial, but should be considered reversible error when considered as a whole. All of this evidence, save that of the home life of the victim, was competent and relevant to establish the identification of the victim, the ownership of the Volkswagen, and the identification of the general area where the crimes had their inception. The photographic evidence was introduced with limiting instructions for the purpose of illustrating the testimony of the witnesses. State v. Atkinson, 275 N.C. 288, 167 S.E.2d 241 (1969). If the evidence pertaining to the home life of the deceased was error, then it was clearly harmless beyond a reasonable doubt. State v. Jones, 280 N.C. 322, 185 S.E.2d 858 (1972); Chapman v. California, 386 U.S. 18, 87 S. Ct. 824, 17 L. Ed. 2d 705 (1967). These assignments of error are overruled. Defendant Mitchell also contends that admission of the testimony of the witness Stewart was prejudicial error. As stated earlier in the discussion on consolidation, there is no merit in this related contention for the reasons there stated. A further contention of Mitchell is that the failure of Lanford to testify caused the jury to have grave doubts concerning Mitchell's defense. This argument has no merit. The record indicates that Mitchell by his own testimony admitted the killing and the burning of the Volkswagen and attempted to excuse himself of murder in the first degree because of the use of drugs and intoxicating beverages. Defendant Mitchell contends that he did not have sufficient mental capacity to form the necessary premeditation and deliberation. In this connection, the trial court properly charged the jury on the law relative to voluntary intoxication and voluntary use of drugs. It was properly left for the jury to determine whether Mitchell's mental condition was so affected by intoxication or drugs that he was rendered incapable of forming a deliberate and premeditated purpose to kill. State v. Propst, *338 274 N.C. 62, 161 S.E.2d 560 (1968). This assignment of error is overruled. Both defendants contend that the court erred by refusing to set the verdict aside as being against the greater weight of the evidence and refusing to declare a mistrial. These motions were addressed to the discretion of the trial court. That discretion was not abused. 3 Strong, N.C. Index 2d, Criminal Law, §§ 128, 132. As a matter of fact, we have fully considered this in the discussion on the motions for nonsuit. These assignments are without merit and are overruled. The defendants have had a fair trial free from prejudicial error. Kathy was sent to her death in a vicious manner by these defendants. The case was ably prepared and presented by the district attorney and carefully and fairly tried by Judge Grist. In the trial we find No error. North Carolina Supreme Court opinions.
Wallace Lanford and Pinkney Mitchell were convicted and received life sentences in Smiley's killing, and both have since died in a state prison.
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365 Movies Challenge #123; Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) dir. Tod Williams:
“I don't know if the house is haunted, but I hope it is.“
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Paranormal Activity at Old Burying Point
Sensitives who have visited Old Burying Point have reportedly become overwhelmed with the sensation of sadness and despair. Even while just walking through the graveyard, the heavy feeling of depression descends and sends innocent passerby into feeling as though there is little hope to be found in the world.
Over the years people have successfully captured EVP of voices from the beyond at Old Burying Point. Also captured at the cemetery via photographs are mysterious shadows, emanating lights, orbs, white mist and even apparitions.
One of these apparitions belongs to Mary Bright Corey, who died on August 28th, 1684. She was the second wife of Giles Corey, who later became an unfortunate victim of the Witch Trials. Giles died from his inflicted torture on September 19th, 1692, just after the eighth anniversary of Mary’s passing.
Another ghost that has been seen is the figure of a woman who appears in the back corner of the cemetery. She is usually spotted wearing a powder blue dress, whilst holding a picnic basket in hand. Sometimes, she is also accompanied by a young boy. It is the believed the two spirits were mother and son, and died in a fire.
The Ghostly Lady in White
In addition to the other ghosts spotted at Old Burying Point, another apparition that has been seen with great frequency is a Lady in White. However, she seems to be a bit camera shy, as there is little photographic evidence of her manifestations.
Normally, once the cameras come out, the Lady in White transitions into bright orbs or vanishes altogether. Although, on at least one occasion, an expertly timed photograph was slightly able to capture an image of her figure.
The Lady in White has allegedly even been spotted in the parking lot to the cemetery, as well as near by in buildings and restaurants. Though, it’s entirely possible these sightings are of different spirits.
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