talesoftim:

Fells Glen is a small town of near 4000 people. At some point in the past strange things started happening. People died and went missing for years before they realized the pattern.

That was when the rules began. Rules that each resident of Fells Glen tries their hardest to abide by, because if they don’t, if they step out of line just a little bit, it could have dire consequences.

I started this series a few weeks ago and have already fell in love with it as I hope you all do. This video is the first in the series.

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CHILLER (ARCADE GAME)

Chiller was an arcade game released in 1986

The player takes on the role of an unseen torturer who must maim, mutilate, and murder helpless victims in a variety of dungeon settings. Few of the enemies in the game are capable of fighting back, with the challenge element lying in how quickly the player can cause each of the victims to die.

The game sold poorly in the United States because arcade owners refused to purchase it. Modern gamers often criticize the game for its senseless violence and encouraging the torture and murder of apparently innocent people

MORE INFORMATION

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Harold Holt Disappearance - Unsolved Mysteries - It has become one of Australia’s most legendary mysteries, fuelled over the years by numerous claims and speculation. However, it’s unlikely we will ever know what happened to Harold Holt. His disappearance while swimming has overshadowed his many achievements as a politician in a career that spanned 32 years.He was born on the 5th of August 1908, and was the eldest of 2 boys. Between 1913 and 1919 he attended three different schools in Sydney and Adelaide, before being enrolled at Wesley College in Melbourne in 1921. Three years later his mother died, instilling some would later say “a sense of loneliness” that prevailed throughout the rest of his life.In 1927 he began a law degree and attended the University of Melbourne, excelling at sports as well as debating and essay writing. After graduating in 1930, he found that he could not find work as a Barrister due to the Great Depression and was drawn to politics around the same time.At the age of 27 he became one of the youngest MP’s at that time. Holt was one of the first MP’s to join the Liberal Party when its was established by Robert Menzies in 1945 and administered many portfolios in his subsequent career, being Minister for Air and Civil Aviation, Labour and National Service and Minister for Immigration. With Menzies support, Holt (now Treasurer) was elected leader of the Liberal Party when Menzies retired after his second term and on Australia Day 1966 (the same day 3 children disappeared in Adelaide by the name of Beaumont) he was sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister.In his short term as PM, he faced controversy regarding Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War, after significantly increasing military involvement and defending the US and its President Lyndon B. Johnson. He also faced allegations of allegedly misusing VIP aircraft and his leadership style and public image were questioned by his own party colleagues.On the morning of Sunday 17th December 1967 Holt, accompanied by three friends and two bodyguards, drove from Melbourne to Cheviot Beach, one of Holt’s favourite swimming and snorkelling spots. Noted for being a strong swimmer, he had swam this area before, which was known for its dangerous rip tides and strong currents.Soon after entering the water, he was seen being dragged under a wave and was never seen again.A search soon afterwards by Police, the Army, Navy divers, Air Force helicopters and volunteers still could not find any trace of his body. No formal inquest or investigation was ever conducted due to it being “a waste of time and money”, however Victorian Police compiled a 108-page report and in 2005 a coroner ruled that Holt had drowned in accidental circumstances.What is known is that at the time of Holt going missing, he was suspected of being in poor health after collapsing in Parliament some months earlier, blaming a “vitamin deficiency”, however many senior Liberals suspected a heart condition. He also had a shoulder injury at the time and was said to be on Morphine, his doctor telling him not to swim or play tennis.Claims started surfacing soon after that he might have faked his death to be with a mistress. In his wife’s memoirs she stated and confirmed publicly for the first time he had had extra-marital affairs.British Journalist Anthony Grey published in 1983 a controversial book claiming that Holt had been a spy for the People’s Republic of China and may have been picked up by a Chinese submarine and spent the rest of his life in China.An even more far-fetched claim is that he was taken by an underwater UFO.It has also been theorised that he was eaten by a shark or giant squid. However, it is now speculated that he may have taken his own life, as numerous people have come forward saying he was horribly depressed at the time of his disappearance. These claims have been dismissed by Holt’s son, a biographer and former colleagues.Will the remains of Harold Holt ever be found?Was there something more sinister, perhaps paranormal, behind him going missing?Did he fake his own death and if so,why?Or was one of Australia’s PM’s an Asian spy?By Matty Sweeney 2013Picpost by Ashley HallMain Pic: Harold Holt also a keen diver.Inset Upper: The search.Inset Lower: Prime Minister John McEwen with world leaders at Harold Holt’s memorial service.
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Harold Holt Disappearance
- Unsolved Mysteries

- It has become one of Australia’s most legendary mysteries, fuelled over the years by numerous claims and speculation. However, it’s unlikely we will ever know what happened to Harold Holt. His disappearance while swimming has overshadowed his many achievements as a politician in a career that spanned 32 years.

He was born on the 5th of August 1908, and was the eldest of 2 boys. Between 1913 and 1919 he attended three different schools in Sydney and Adelaide, before being enrolled at Wesley College in Melbourne in 1921. Three years later his mother died, instilling some would later say “a sense of loneliness” that prevailed throughout the rest of his life.

In 1927 he began a law degree and attended the University of Melbourne, excelling at sports as well as debating and essay writing. After graduating in 1930, he found that he could not find work as a Barrister due to the Great Depression and was drawn to politics around the same time.

At the age of 27 he became one of the youngest MP’s at that time. Holt was one of the first MP’s to join the Liberal Party when its was established by Robert Menzies in 1945 and administered many portfolios in his subsequent career, being Minister for Air and Civil Aviation, Labour and National Service and Minister for Immigration. With Menzies support, Holt (now Treasurer) was elected leader of the Liberal Party when Menzies retired after his second term and on Australia Day 1966 (the same day 3 children disappeared in Adelaide by the name of Beaumont) he was sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister.

In his short term as PM, he faced controversy regarding Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War, after significantly increasing military involvement and defending the US and its President Lyndon B. Johnson. He also faced allegations of allegedly misusing VIP aircraft and his leadership style and public image were questioned by his own party colleagues.

On the morning of Sunday 17th December 1967 Holt, accompanied by three friends and two bodyguards, drove from Melbourne to Cheviot Beach, one of Holt’s favourite swimming and snorkelling spots. Noted for being a strong swimmer, he had swam this area before, which was known for its dangerous rip tides and strong currents.

Soon after entering the water, he was seen being dragged under a wave and was never seen again.

A search soon afterwards by Police, the Army, Navy divers, Air Force helicopters and volunteers still could not find any trace of his body. No formal inquest or investigation was ever conducted due to it being “a waste of time and money”, however Victorian Police compiled a 108-page report and in 2005 a coroner ruled that Holt had drowned in accidental circumstances.

What is known is that at the time of Holt going missing, he was suspected of being in poor health after collapsing in Parliament some months earlier, blaming a “vitamin deficiency”, however many senior Liberals suspected a heart condition. He also had a shoulder injury at the time and was said to be on Morphine, his doctor telling him not to swim or play tennis.

Claims started surfacing soon after that he might have faked his death to be with a mistress. In his wife’s memoirs she stated and confirmed publicly for the first time he had had extra-marital affairs.

British Journalist Anthony Grey published in 1983 a controversial book claiming that Holt had been a spy for the People’s Republic of China and may have been picked up by a Chinese submarine and spent the rest of his life in China.

An even more far-fetched claim is that he was taken by an underwater UFO.

It has also been theorised that he was eaten by a shark or giant squid. However, it is now speculated that he may have taken his own life, as numerous people have come forward saying he was horribly depressed at the time of his disappearance. These claims have been dismissed by Holt’s son, a biographer and former colleagues.

Will the remains of Harold Holt ever be found?
Was there something more sinister, perhaps paranormal, behind him going missing?
Did he fake his own death and if so,why?
Or was one of Australia’s PM’s an Asian spy?


By Matty Sweeney 2013
Picpost by Ashley Hall

Main Pic: Harold Holt also a keen diver.
Inset Upper: The search.
Inset Lower: Prime Minister John McEwen with world leaders at Harold Holt’s memorial service.

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Some horror films I’m looking forward to!

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Death by Asp - Tragic Deaths - People die. It happens. But some unfortunate people die in some terrible and tragic ways! Here is one of the more tragic deaths in recorded human history…———Cleopatra VIIDied: 30BCManner of Death: Asp!Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemy dynasty, and the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt.Well known today in popular culture, Cleopatra had a childhood most people would definitely not envy! So much inbreeding in the Egyptian royalty had led to a lot of instability. It is said that Cleopatra’s father was bat-shit crazy and killed his wife and most of his kids. During a visit to Rome (accompanied by Cleopatra) her sister Berenice seized the throne. Her father was having none of that, and fought her upon his return, having her executed. This made Cleopatra, now aged 14, joint regent and deputy of her father – but apparently still virtually powerless.When Cleopatra’s father died in 51BC, Cleopatra, now 18, became joint Monarch with her 10 year old brother. She was also forced to marry him, according to Egyptian tradition. She saw her brother/husband as a child, so decided to drop the Ptolemy name from official documents, and have currency stamped with her face alone. This went against the Ptolemaic tradition of female rulers, who were meant to be subordinate to the male co-rulers. Her brother had plenty of support in the Egyptian people, and he eventually rebelled against her independence, forcing her to flee Egypt in exile.To cut a long story short, Cleopatra’s brother then made a critical error… he killed a Roman official by the name of Pompey in front of his wife and children. He presented Pompay’s severed head to Julius Caesar, thinking it would please him to know some of his opposition was dead – however, it as a massive mistake as Caesar was enraged! Pompey was more than just a political enemy to Caesar – he was his father-in-law.Eager to work with Caesar’s anger, Cleopatra smuggled herself in to his quarters, rolled up in a carpet. Caesar was almost immediately enchanted by Cleopatra. He decided to back her in her fight for the Egyptian throne – and a love affair ensued – even though Cleopatra was only 21 years old at this point in time, with Caesar being 52.Nine months after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to her first son, naming him Caesarion. By all reports, Caesar remained in love with Cleopatra for his life time – even going so far as having a huge, golden statue of her erected at the Forum Julium. He did not really respect her though, refusing to name their son together as his heir. He clearly did not see her as an equal. Alas, Caesar was betrayed by his nearest and dearest, and was assassinated, stabbed to death at the Senate.Cleopatra fled back to Egypt after Caesar’s death, and then Mark Antony came along…. Stunningly handsome, a lot younger than Caesar, and full of power. He summoned Cleopatra to test her loyalty, and the two immediately fell into a passionate love affair.A year after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to twins, naming them Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene. Mark named as the father. He returned to Rome for four years before coming back to Alexandria, not being able to get Cleopatra out of his mind. Once back in Alexandria, he decided to make it his home. He defied Roman tradition, forgot his wife in Rome, and married Cleopatra in accordance to Egyptian rite. Once married, he and Cleopatra had one more child, a son, calling him Ptolemy Philadelphos.In a very ‘Romeo and Juliet’-esq manner, Mark Antony, who was about to lose his power to Caesar’s heir, Octavian, suicided by stabbing himself with a sword. He was under the mistaken belief that Cleopatra had already taken her own life. He did not die straight away, and when his men told him that no, Cleopatra was still alive, he was taken to her hiding place, and he died in her arms.Filled with grief Cleopatra put on her most beautiful garments. She arrayed herself on a golden couch, with the emblems of royalty surrounding her. Legend tells us that she took her own life by snuggling up to an Egyptian Cobra – or an Asp, dying from the venom when it bit her on the chest.Although Cleopatra did poison herself, the fact is that no-one really knows how. One story relates that there were two slight pricks on her arm, not her breast, and that poison might have been hidden in a hollow comb. Another tells that the marks may have been caused by a poisonous pin used to fasten her hair. And finally, that they may have been from the bite of an Asp, which must have been hidden in a basket of flowers (or figs) or a water jar. No snake was ever found, not that this really means too much.Another theory was that by her enemies saying she died of snake bite, it gave her death a deliberate sexual connotation, basically saying that she was a seductress and got her just rewards.Cleopatra was only 38 years old when she died.As a side note, Caesarion, the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, ruled in her place for a very short time before Octavion, his own cousin, killed him. That is as history tells it, unless you believe the conspiracy theory that was Caesarion was, in fact, Jesus Christ. It is said that instead of being murdered, he was actually adopted by Mary and Joseph. He travelled to India and studied under Brahman priests. The name “Jesus” is “Esau” in Egyptian, and means son of Isis. Cleopatra was the self proclaimed virgin Goddess Isis… just an interesting tidbit to add.The three children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony were spared and taken back to Rome where they were taken care of by Mark Antony’s Roman wife, Octavia Minor – that’s quite an accomplishment for a spurned wife! As they were considered ‘illegitimate’ in the eyes of the Romans, they were not a threat politically, so apparently they lived out their lives in relative peace. Their ancestors are probably still alive today – for all you know, you could be a descendant of Mark Antony and the famous Cleopatra!By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon InvestigatorsPicpost by Ashley Hall 2013Photo: Der Tod der Kleopatra (The Death of Cleopatra) 1875, Hans Markat.
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Death by Asp
- Tragic Deaths

- People die. It happens. But some unfortunate people die in some terrible and tragic ways! Here is one of the more tragic deaths in recorded human history…

———

Cleopatra VII
Died: 30BC
Manner of Death: Asp!

Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemy dynasty, and the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt.

Well known today in popular culture, Cleopatra had a childhood most people would definitely not envy! So much inbreeding in the Egyptian royalty had led to a lot of instability. It is said that Cleopatra’s father was bat-shit crazy and killed his wife and most of his kids. During a visit to Rome (accompanied by Cleopatra) her sister Berenice seized the throne. Her father was having none of that, and fought her upon his return, having her executed. This made Cleopatra, now aged 14, joint regent and deputy of her father – but apparently still virtually powerless.

When Cleopatra’s father died in 51BC, Cleopatra, now 18, became joint Monarch with her 10 year old brother. She was also forced to marry him, according to Egyptian tradition. She saw her brother/husband as a child, so decided to drop the Ptolemy name from official documents, and have currency stamped with her face alone. This went against the Ptolemaic tradition of female rulers, who were meant to be subordinate to the male co-rulers. Her brother had plenty of support in the Egyptian people, and he eventually rebelled against her independence, forcing her to flee Egypt in exile.

To cut a long story short, Cleopatra’s brother then made a critical error… he killed a Roman official by the name of Pompey in front of his wife and children. He presented Pompay’s severed head to Julius Caesar, thinking it would please him to know some of his opposition was dead – however, it as a massive mistake as Caesar was enraged! Pompey was more than just a political enemy to Caesar – he was his father-in-law.

Eager to work with Caesar’s anger, Cleopatra smuggled herself in to his quarters, rolled up in a carpet. Caesar was almost immediately enchanted by Cleopatra. He decided to back her in her fight for the Egyptian throne – and a love affair ensued – even though Cleopatra was only 21 years old at this point in time, with Caesar being 52.

Nine months after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to her first son, naming him Caesarion. By all reports, Caesar remained in love with Cleopatra for his life time – even going so far as having a huge, golden statue of her erected at the Forum Julium. He did not really respect her though, refusing to name their son together as his heir. He clearly did not see her as an equal. Alas, Caesar was betrayed by his nearest and dearest, and was assassinated, stabbed to death at the Senate.

Cleopatra fled back to Egypt after Caesar’s death, and then Mark Antony came along…. Stunningly handsome, a lot younger than Caesar, and full of power. He summoned Cleopatra to test her loyalty, and the two immediately fell into a passionate love affair.

A year after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to twins, naming them Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene. Mark named as the father. He returned to Rome for four years before coming back to Alexandria, not being able to get Cleopatra out of his mind. Once back in Alexandria, he decided to make it his home. He defied Roman tradition, forgot his wife in Rome, and married Cleopatra in accordance to Egyptian rite. Once married, he and Cleopatra had one more child, a son, calling him Ptolemy Philadelphos.

In a very ‘Romeo and Juliet’-esq manner, Mark Antony, who was about to lose his power to Caesar’s heir, Octavian, suicided by stabbing himself with a sword. He was under the mistaken belief that Cleopatra had already taken her own life. He did not die straight away, and when his men told him that no, Cleopatra was still alive, he was taken to her hiding place, and he died in her arms.

Filled with grief Cleopatra put on her most beautiful garments. She arrayed herself on a golden couch, with the emblems of royalty surrounding her. Legend tells us that she took her own life by snuggling up to an Egyptian Cobra – or an Asp, dying from the venom when it bit her on the chest.

Although Cleopatra did poison herself, the fact is that no-one really knows how. One story relates that there were two slight pricks on her arm, not her breast, and that poison might have been hidden in a hollow comb. Another tells that the marks may have been caused by a poisonous pin used to fasten her hair. And finally, that they may have been from the bite of an Asp, which must have been hidden in a basket of flowers (or figs) or a water jar. No snake was ever found, not that this really means too much.

Another theory was that by her enemies saying she died of snake bite, it gave her death a deliberate sexual connotation, basically saying that she was a seductress and got her just rewards.

Cleopatra was only 38 years old when she died.

As a side note, Caesarion, the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, ruled in her place for a very short time before Octavion, his own cousin, killed him. That is as history tells it, unless you believe the conspiracy theory that was Caesarion was, in fact, Jesus Christ. It is said that instead of being murdered, he was actually adopted by Mary and Joseph. He travelled to India and studied under Brahman priests. The name “Jesus” is “Esau” in Egyptian, and means son of Isis. Cleopatra was the self proclaimed virgin Goddess Isis… just an interesting tidbit to add.

The three children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony were spared and taken back to Rome where they were taken care of by Mark Antony’s Roman wife, Octavia Minor – that’s quite an accomplishment for a spurned wife! As they were considered ‘illegitimate’ in the eyes of the Romans, they were not a threat politically, so apparently they lived out their lives in relative peace. Their ancestors are probably still alive today – for all you know, you could be a descendant of Mark Antony and the famous Cleopatra!


By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators
Picpost by Ashley Hall 2013

Photo: Der Tod der Kleopatra (The Death of Cleopatra) 1875, Hans Markat.

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. Website. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Newsletter.

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themysticmonster:

Horror-Themed Valentines Card. See more HERE.

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thats all kinds of fucked up 

deadjosey:

thats all kinds of fucked up 

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Dead Children’s Playground - Ghosts and Hauntings - In 2007 the city of Huntsville, Alabama, attempted to remove a playground in order to enlarge the neighbouring Maple Hill Cemetery. A public outcry at the removal of the park was heard and soon new play equipment was installed. Local children could continue to use the parks facilities… but many who know of the legends of the area will tell you that not all of those children are living.Many locals know the playground, located in Maple Hill Park, as the ‘Dead Children’s Playground’ due to the reportedly high level of ghostly activity that has been experienced there. Children playing, children calling out to each other, mothers calling their children’s names, the playful footfalls of running children… all of these events have been experienced by many people who enter the playground after dark. It is believed that the most active time is between the hours of 10pm and 3am, as the children reclaim the park from the living, so they too can enjoy their play.It is believed that the vast majority of these children come from the adjacent Maple Hill Cemetery – the largest and oldest in Huntsville, with well over 80,000 burials. The original land (much smaller than the size of the cemetery today) was sold to the city in 1822 by planter LeRoy Pope. Although this is the official date, it is known that the land was used for burials prior to this time, with the oldest intact grave marker being that of infant Mary Frances Atwood, who was buried there in 1820.Later the cemetery was expanded to encompass the nearby private cemetery of the Pope family. Many of the new burials at this time were of Confederate and Union Soldiers who died during the Civil War. Over the years the cemetery grew and grew with new land purchases in order to keep up with the growing city.It was not until 1901 that the cemetery was given its official name. Up until that time it was simply referred to as ‘the burying ground’.The cemetery still needs new land and in 2007 it made the attempt at taking over the local park resulting in the public outcry.The Dead Children’s Playground, aside from its reputation of a haunting ground for deceased children, also has another macabre tale attached to it, though this one probably falls more into the realm of urban legend.Between 1945 and 1955 the area the playground now sits was the site of a limestone quarry. The high cliffs that surround the playground are not natural and were all formed as part of the quarrying process. When the quarry was closed and abandoned, plant life began to reclaim the land and wildlife along with it. Soon, within a matter of years, the area will have been a natural bushland, filled with weeds and trees of a more opportunistic nature.Come the 1960’s a unknown person made use of the old quarries and the thick plant growth for their own dark opportunities.A series of child disappearances began to be reported in Huntsville, and, with none of the children turning up, it was soon feared a child murderer was prowling the neighbourhoods. These fears were soon given substance when a small skull was found by someone walking through the abandoned quarries. On investigation several skeletons were recovered, along with the small corpses from fresher murders.It was never determined who the murderer was but it was discovered that the children were not simply taken and killed, they rather they showed signs of a long detainment, with malnourishment and partly healed wounds found on the bodies of the more recent victims.With the discovery of the bodies the disappearances stopped and the tragedies all but removed from the memories of those who lived in fear for their own children.Many of the childrens remains, being local, were buried in the adjoining Maple Hills Cemetery. In 1985, twenty years after those terrible events, the quarries and surrounding land were turned into Maple Hill Park and the original play equipment was erected.Today the equipment is quite modern and the park is well looked after. Even if you did not know of the stories and legends, visiting the park is said to be quite eerie. Although you are not too far removed from the suburbs, the natural rocky bowls, the well grown trees and other natural features leave you feeling like you are in the deep wilderness. It is eerily quiet and once night falls the area takes on a different feel.Come 10pm you might be lucky enough to witness the vestiges of play, the swings move as if occupied and mothers calling out the names of their lost children.Ashley Hall 2013Main Picture: Dead Children’s Playground by Kyle CriderInset Left: The swings are said to move of their own accord.Inset Right: Quarry walls surround the playground. By Kyle Crider.
You can also follow The Paranormal Guide at:Tumblr. Website. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Newsletter.

theparanormalguide:

Dead Children’s Playground
- Ghosts and Hauntings

- In 2007 the city of Huntsville, Alabama, attempted to remove a playground in order to enlarge the neighbouring Maple Hill Cemetery. A public outcry at the removal of the park was heard and soon new play equipment was installed. Local children could continue to use the parks facilities… but many who know of the legends of the area will tell you that not all of those children are living.

Many locals know the playground, located in Maple Hill Park, as the ‘Dead Children’s Playground’ due to the reportedly high level of ghostly activity that has been experienced there. Children playing, children calling out to each other, mothers calling their children’s names, the playful footfalls of running children… all of these events have been experienced by many people who enter the playground after dark. It is believed that the most active time is between the hours of 10pm and 3am, as the children reclaim the park from the living, so they too can enjoy their play.

It is believed that the vast majority of these children come from the adjacent Maple Hill Cemetery – the largest and oldest in Huntsville, with well over 80,000 burials. The original land (much smaller than the size of the cemetery today) was sold to the city in 1822 by planter LeRoy Pope. Although this is the official date, it is known that the land was used for burials prior to this time, with the oldest intact grave marker being that of infant Mary Frances Atwood, who was buried there in 1820.

Later the cemetery was expanded to encompass the nearby private cemetery of the Pope family. Many of the new burials at this time were of Confederate and Union Soldiers who died during the Civil War. Over the years the cemetery grew and grew with new land purchases in order to keep up with the growing city.

It was not until 1901 that the cemetery was given its official name. Up until that time it was simply referred to as ‘the burying ground’.

The cemetery still needs new land and in 2007 it made the attempt at taking over the local park resulting in the public outcry.

The Dead Children’s Playground, aside from its reputation of a haunting ground for deceased children, also has another macabre tale attached to it, though this one probably falls more into the realm of urban legend.

Between 1945 and 1955 the area the playground now sits was the site of a limestone quarry. The high cliffs that surround the playground are not natural and were all formed as part of the quarrying process. When the quarry was closed and abandoned, plant life began to reclaim the land and wildlife along with it. Soon, within a matter of years, the area will have been a natural bushland, filled with weeds and trees of a more opportunistic nature.

Come the 1960’s a unknown person made use of the old quarries and the thick plant growth for their own dark opportunities.

A series of child disappearances began to be reported in Huntsville, and, with none of the children turning up, it was soon feared a child murderer was prowling the neighbourhoods. These fears were soon given substance when a small skull was found by someone walking through the abandoned quarries. On investigation several skeletons were recovered, along with the small corpses from fresher murders.

It was never determined who the murderer was but it was discovered that the children were not simply taken and killed, they rather they showed signs of a long detainment, with malnourishment and partly healed wounds found on the bodies of the more recent victims.

With the discovery of the bodies the disappearances stopped and the tragedies all but removed from the memories of those who lived in fear for their own children.

Many of the childrens remains, being local, were buried in the adjoining Maple Hills Cemetery. In 1985, twenty years after those terrible events, the quarries and surrounding land were turned into Maple Hill Park and the original play equipment was erected.

Today the equipment is quite modern and the park is well looked after. Even if you did not know of the stories and legends, visiting the park is said to be quite eerie. Although you are not too far removed from the suburbs, the natural rocky bowls, the well grown trees and other natural features leave you feeling like you are in the deep wilderness. It is eerily quiet and once night falls the area takes on a different feel.

Come 10pm you might be lucky enough to witness the vestiges of play, the swings move as if occupied and mothers calling out the names of their lost children.


Ashley Hall 2013

Main Picture: Dead Children’s Playground by Kyle Crider
Inset Left: The swings are said to move of their own accord.
Inset Right: Quarry walls surround the playground. By Kyle Crider.

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I’m going to take someone’s advice

I’m going to take to heart something Dr Phil said and not pass up this time to shut up. You don’t scare me and I am going to continue to notify those you reblog with your positively disgusting and frankly, gross commentary. Your message designed to upset me has failed. This is my last post on this subject. The first dipshit ghetto slang insult I got merited a public reply, no more. All others will be shown to people I know in real life for mockery and ridicule you’ll never hear but know is being said because this blog is for creepy shit, not political bullshit.
I’ve had a really good mix of creepy shit and the occasional giveaway posts or charity thing.
I’d like to keep that up.

So BatKids, stay tuned to my channel more creepypasta/weird shit coming back soon.
This is also the debut of my new #becausefuckyouthatswhy.

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A Tyrant and a Comedian- Last Words- Everybody who can speak will eventually speak for the very last time. It is an inevitability that we must all face.Today we’re looking at some of the more unusual ‘last words’…———CaligulaDied: January 41 ADFamous Last Words: “I Still Live” (or, in Latin, “Adhuc Vivo”)Caligula was an absolute nut! The product of too much inbreeding in Roman society. He has gone down in history as the craziest of the Roman Emperors’. Caligula was indiscriminate when it came to the chaos he invoked. Both peasant and noble alike faced his wrath.Described as self-absorbed, angry, killed on a whim, and a man who indulged in too much spending and sex – especially with his own sister (Game of Thrones anyone?), Caligula was only in power for four years, and yet the tyranny he produced in those four years will stay in the history books for years. In fact, the movie of his life was so graphic it was banned in Australia in its original form, and has only been permitted to be distributed in a severely edited format (making it R18+ instead of X rated).Caligula was assassinated when he was 28 years of age by members of the Praetorian Guard. He was stabbed 30 times by conspirators led by a man named Cassius. As he was being murdered, he was said to shout out “Adhuc Vivo” – meaning “I still live”! Unfortunately for him, not for very long.———Charlie ChaplinDied: 25 December 1977Famous Last Words: “Why not? After all, it belongs to him”Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was born in 1889 to poverty stricken parents in London, England. He had a very hard early life, with a father who would disappear frequently and a mother who was committed to a mental asylum.To escape from the tragedy of his life, he began performing, touring as a stage actor and comedian. His lucky break came when he was 19, being signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company. He was then taken to America, where his career took flight and he became a household name – something he still is over a century later.Charlie wrote, directed, produced, edited, scored, and starred in most of his films.During the great Communist (witch) hunt of the 1940’s and 50’s, nobody was safe from the ultimate accusation of being a communist, and Charlie certainly wasn’t. In 1947 the FBI opened an investigation on his activities and proclaimed him a communist and a traitor to America. This eventually led to him being exiled from America, so he and his family took up residence in a mansion in Switzerland. In 1972 he returned to the United States for the first time in 20 years to receive his honorary Academy Award.Charlie fell very ill and his health continued to decline. Always one to make his mark, he left this life on Christmas Day in 1977. It is said that the priest, who was giving him his last rights, asked “may the lord have mercy on your soul”. To which Charlie answered “Why not? After all, it belongs to him”.On a side note, two motor mechanics stole Charlie Chaplin’s body in March 1978 (only 3 months after he had died) and demanded a million Swiss francs from the family for its return. They were captured 11 weeks later and his body reburied.——-Until next time…By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon InvestigatorsPicpost by Ashley Hall 2013Left: CaligulaRight: Charlie Chaplin
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A Tyrant and a Comedian
- Last Words

- Everybody who can speak will eventually speak for the very last time. It is an inevitability that we must all face.

Today we’re looking at some of the more unusual ‘last words’…

———

Caligula
Died: January 41 AD
Famous Last Words: “I Still Live” (or, in Latin, “Adhuc Vivo”)

Caligula was an absolute nut! The product of too much inbreeding in Roman society. He has gone down in history as the craziest of the Roman Emperors’. Caligula was indiscriminate when it came to the chaos he invoked. Both peasant and noble alike faced his wrath.

Described as self-absorbed, angry, killed on a whim, and a man who indulged in too much spending and sex – especially with his own sister (Game of Thrones anyone?), Caligula was only in power for four years, and yet the tyranny he produced in those four years will stay in the history books for years. In fact, the movie of his life was so graphic it was banned in Australia in its original form, and has only been permitted to be distributed in a severely edited format (making it R18+ instead of X rated).

Caligula was assassinated when he was 28 years of age by members of the Praetorian Guard. He was stabbed 30 times by conspirators led by a man named Cassius. As he was being murdered, he was said to shout out “Adhuc Vivo” – meaning “I still live”! Unfortunately for him, not for very long.

———

Charlie Chaplin
Died: 25 December 1977
Famous Last Words: “Why not? After all, it belongs to him”

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin was born in 1889 to poverty stricken parents in London, England. He had a very hard early life, with a father who would disappear frequently and a mother who was committed to a mental asylum.

To escape from the tragedy of his life, he began performing, touring as a stage actor and comedian. His lucky break came when he was 19, being signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company. He was then taken to America, where his career took flight and he became a household name – something he still is over a century later.

Charlie wrote, directed, produced, edited, scored, and starred in most of his films.

During the great Communist (witch) hunt of the 1940’s and 50’s, nobody was safe from the ultimate accusation of being a communist, and Charlie certainly wasn’t. In 1947 the FBI opened an investigation on his activities and proclaimed him a communist and a traitor to America. This eventually led to him being exiled from America, so he and his family took up residence in a mansion in Switzerland. In 1972 he returned to the United States for the first time in 20 years to receive his honorary Academy Award.

Charlie fell very ill and his health continued to decline. Always one to make his mark, he left this life on Christmas Day in 1977. It is said that the priest, who was giving him his last rights, asked “may the lord have mercy on your soul”. To which Charlie answered “Why not? After all, it belongs to him”.

On a side note, two motor mechanics stole Charlie Chaplin’s body in March 1978 (only 3 months after he had died) and demanded a million Swiss francs from the family for its return. They were captured 11 weeks later and his body reburied.

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Until next time…


By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators
Picpost by Ashley Hall 2013

Left: Caligula
Right: Charlie Chaplin

You can also follow The Paranormal Guide at:
Tumblr
. Website. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Newsletter.

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kobetyrant said: how can one person be so fuckin stupid

I have to say that at least you had the balls not to go anon.
Other than that, is that the best you can come up with? How boring.
I was hoping for maybe threatening to kick me down a flight of stairs while smoking a joint.

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