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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Real Haunting, and History of the Octagon House. Ghost Stories, and ...

The Octagon House, Washington D.C.

The Octagon House, built between 1798 and 1800, was designed by Dr. William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol, and completed by the year 1800. Colonel John Tayloe, for whom the house was built, owned Mt. Airy plantation, located approximately 100 miles south of Washington in Richmond County, Virginia.




Tayloe was reputed to be the richest Virginian plantation owner of his time, and built the house in Washington at the suggestion of George Washington.

In 1814, Colonel Tayloe offered the use of his home to President and Mrs. Madison for a temporary "Executive Mansion" after the burning of the White House by the British.

Colonel Tayloe and his wife Ann Ogle had fifteen children and two would die on these stairs. These two daughters both apparently were in love with inappropriate men (one was even a British officer!) and after quarrelling with their father, both fell from the stairs to their death.

Their deaths were years apart but the similarities in their accidents could lead one to believe that Tayloe went to an early grave not out of grief, but from guilt.

Dolly Madison, is a very popular ghost in Washington D.C.; she has the most hauntings attributed to her in the whole District! How Mrs. Madison came to the Octagon is just another example of the significance of the Octagon in its early days. After the burning of Washington and the Madison’s flight from the city, the presidential couple needed a place to stay while the White House was being rebuilt.


Colonel Tayloe offered them the Octagon and the Madison’s graciously accepted. In was in the second floor circular room that Dolly Madison held many of her famous soirees and balls in the residence. Her lingering presence is detected in the smell of lavender in the house, Dolly Madison’s favorite perfume.

After the Madisons vacated the Octagon and the Tayloes passed on, the house was used as a boarding house and for government offices. It was during this period that the Octagon gained its fourth ghost, the ghost of a gambler who had rooms on the third floor. The man was a notorious cheat and was shot and killed in a card game. The story goes that as he fell to the floor, he tried to keep himself upright by grapping onto a bell rope. It didn’t work. That final bell can still be heard occasionally.


The oldest of the Octagon’s ghost legends is that of the mysterious ringing of the servant’s call bells, just one of the legends linked to the African American slaves who once lived there. When the house held bells to summon servants, the spirits of the dead slaves would announce their presence by ringing these bells loudly. The ghostly bell ringing is believed to have first occurred in the mid-1800s.

Virginia Tayloe Lewis, a granddaughter of John Tayloe III, grew up in the house and recorded this family memory in an unpublished manuscript: "The bells rang for a long time after my Grandfather Tayloe’s death, and every one said that the house was haunted; the wires were cut and still they rang… Our dining room servant would come upstairs to ask if anyone rang the bell, and no one had.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Haunting of Volo, H Wallace Gale Died in the Civil War, and then He...

H. Wallace Gale (1842 - 1863) he was 21 years old.



Son of Gardner Gale and Louisa Williams Gale
H. Wallace Gale served as a soldier in the Civil War, and is said to still be walking the grounds around the Volo Antique Mall. Experiences of guests and workers have happened so often, that Discovery Channel’s now ended Ghost Lab had decided to investigate the claims.




Soldier Details:
Historic Volo Cemetery
Wauconda Twp, Lake County, Illinois
Tombstone inscription: Inscription:
Co. D 92 Reg. Illinois Vol.
Burial:
Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County Illinois, USA
Gale , H. Wallace
Battle Unit Name:
92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Side:
Union
Company: D
The 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry was organized at Rockford, Illinois, and mustered in September 4, 1862. It mustered out at Concord, North Carolina, June 21, and discharged at Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1865
Soldier's Rank In:
Private
Soldier's Rank Out:
Private
Alternate name: H. W./Gale

As you walk toward the grave of Civil War soldier Wallace H. Gale at the Volo Cemetery, you just may feel a burst of cold wind.
Wallace Gale it is said haunts the Volo Antique Mall, which is right next to the Volo Cemetery.
The building that houses the mall is owned by the Grams family and once was a dairy barn built in 1848 by the Gale family. Wallace Gale, who grew up on the property in an old farmhouse next door to the barn, starved to death in Tennessee while serving in the Civil War.
His body was returned to the homestead for burial, and you can see the tombstone from a window in the antique mall.

Over the years, mall visitors have reported seeing a young boy staring at them from outside the window on the fourth floor. Others claim to have seen perfume bottles floating in the air, and images of a soldier.
The family, employees and visitors to the mall kept their allegedly haunted grounds a bit of a secret, until the Discovery Channel — which hosted the now-canceled television show "Ghost Lab" — learned about it.
According to the show, a shadowy figure was captured on film sitting on some furniture inside the mall. The shadowy figure, some say, was the ghost of Wallace H. Gale.
Televised in November 2009, the show prompted more guests, workers and the family to come forward with more ghost stories and, since then, mall visitors have sent in photos and stories about creepy experiences, mostly at the mall or the grounds nearby, including stories of white dogs walking through mirrors, dolls found in strange places and a boy peering through the fourth-floor window — from the outside.
The Original Dairy Farm, and Farm House

Monday, March 26, 2018

What happened to the Frog Boys of Mount Waryong, A Unsolved Mystery

We have a strange, sad, and unsolved true mystery for you today. It is a mystery about 5 boys, and what happened to them. They are known as the Frog Boys.

The story begins when boys decided to spend the day catching frogs in the streams of Mount Waryong, South Korea, on March 26, 1991. It was a national holiday so they didn’t have to go to school. They never returned to their homes. Their remains were found 11 years later in September of 2002.
A massive manhunt followed after the boys didn’t come home. National newscasts kept the country up to date. Volunteers joined police to help try and find the boys. Over 8 million flyers were distributed all over the country, and a reward of 42 million won ($35,000) was promised to anybody who could locate the boys. Some of the Frog Boys’ parents became so determined to find their sons that they quit their jobs so they could devote all of their time to searching.

Authorities received over 550 false leads, and at one point, a man called the police and lied that he abducted the Frog Boys. “I have kidnapped the boys for an exchange of ransom, and they’re dying of malnutrition,” he said in one of the phone calls.
The area where they were said to go, Mount Waryong, was searched many times, and yet it is exactly there, that they were found. The children were found in an area they knew well. They were only 3.5 kilometers away from their homes.
The case went nowhere until September 26, 2002, when a man looking for acorns in Mount Waryong found scattered pieces of children’s shoes and clothing. He called the police, and after they searched the mountainside, found all five bodies of the Frog Boys in a shallow pit. At first, the police suspected that the boys had froze to death. It was cold and rainy the day they went missing, and the boys might have gotten lost. The fact that their bodies were so close together might have been because they tried huddling for warmth.

Though it cannot be proved that the boys were murdered exactly where they were found. It cannot be prove that their remains were not hidden somewhere else first. It cannot even be proved that they were all killed at once in one violent session, or that they were killed one by one over a period of time. The number of people involved is unknown.
They were found in a huddling position. Maybe to mislead police? The huddling position did make them think at first that the boys got lost and died together of hypothermia.
The five boys were laid to rest on March 25, 2004. Their families donated their skulls to medical science for research and maybe too in hopes to find out more about the trauma to their children’s skulls.

Experts found two bullet holes in one child’s skull. Three of the five skulls had blunt-force trauma. It is possible that they were hit unconscious with an object like a tool. What kind of object/tool, who wielded it, and why, that is the mystery.
“The three skulls were caved in and showed a number of sharp cracks and holes, the investigators said.”
Police found a 5cm long loaded shell and two 1cm long empty shells near the scene. They sent them to a lab to find out if they are related to this case.

Some questioned why the boys had taken off their clothes. It is very hard to have a definitive answer as to whether the boys willingly undressed themselves or whether they were forced to. No further developments have taken place since the boys autopsy in 2002.
According to then-South Korean Law, the statute of limitations expired 15 years after the crime so in 2006, this meant that even if the prosecution found answers they could not bring a suspect to trial. In 2015 however, South Korea removed that obstacle paving the way for further investigations in infamous cold cases.
During the investigation, police followed many leads and tips. Some were obviously false, some reported sightings, and some people even confessed. Police began an investigation into a call made to a daily newspaper a day before the bodies were found. The paper reported that a man said “You will find remains of the five frog boys in Mt. Waryong.” This man gave the location before the remains were found.

Did the boys accidently stumble upon someone who killed them. Meaning, was it random murder? Was it premeditated murder? Where is the person, or persons now? To date we do not know.
Rest In Peace: U Cheol-won (13), Jo Ho-yeon (12), Kim Yeong-gyu (11), Park Chan-in (10), and Kim Jong-sik (9)

Friday, March 16, 2018

THE HAUNTED HOUSE IN BRIDE STREET a Ghost Story for Saint Patrick’s Day

Who doesn't love a true ghost Story?


Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day is a real haunting tale from Ireland as told in the late 1800's. This story appeared on the front page of The Weekly Irish Times in 1888, and is sure to please the ghost hunter in you. Sit back,relax, and enjoy a tale from long ago.





One hundred and thirty years ago, on Saturday, March 17th, The Weekly Irish Times published some spooky Irish stories on its front page as part of its series of “Fireside Tales of Many Counties”. This is one of them.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I Gave Up Sugar and this is what I look like at the End of Week 3

I am at the end of week 3!


I do have more to do though.


Here we are, already at the end of week 3 of giving up sugar, and you get to be the judge in the real body transformation process. It has not always been easy, but I have not departed from my routine of more healthy eating, and introducing more fruits and vegetables into my diet. Though weight wise I am at a good place I see some suborn spots that need to be dealt with. As always Please Subscribe to this Channel for more updates, and or inspiration of what you know you should also be doing.



If you would like to see where the journey began, and how it has transpired you can check out the first 3 videos from the YouTube Channel, and Please hit that red Subscribe button. I need many more people I too can be inspired from, and gain ideas through!

End of week 2

End of week 1

Day 1

Friday, February 16, 2018

In Search of Spirits in the Cold Room

A new paranormal investigation of the Cold Room.
This room got it's nickname "The Cold Room" from the last couple who lived up here when the house was separated into 2 apartments. The wife said that no matter what the temperature was outside, this room was always cold.

Since that family moved out, the house has been restored to a single home again, and the spirits continue to roam...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How to watch Free T V Movies, Shows, and More. Free T V for Dummies

Free T.V. for Dummies.


You could continue to pay for cable,but why would you do that when there's so much free entertainment available for free? A digital antenna, and you are on your way. If you need more there are apps for your smart phone you can cast to your T.V. With Google Home Mini, and Google Chromecast you are getting even more movies, shows, news, and lots more. No more will you pay for T.V. ever again!




First Step:
If you have an older model T.V. you will need a Digital Converter Box. A digital television adapter (DTA), commonly known as a converter box, is a television tuner that receives a digital television (DTV) transmission, and converts the digital signal into an analog signal that can be received and displayed on an analog television set.
Hooking Up a Digital Converter Box:
Unplug Your TV. Turn off your television and unplug your TV before you begin.
Connect Your Digital Antenna.
Choose Your Connector Type.
Connect the Box to the TV.
Plug In Your TV and Converter Box.
Tune Your TV to the Right Channel or Input.
Search for Channels. If you are happy with what you have found, you really don't need to do more, but if you are wanting more of a viewing choice...read on.
Below are examples of Digital Antennas. If your T.V. is a newer model you will only need the antenna.

Second Step:
Set up your Google Chromecast device
The Google Home app will walk you through the steps to set up your Google Chromecast device.
Computer Android, iPhone & iPad
Make sure you're using the latest version of Chrome by navigating to “Settings > About Google Chrome” and update your Chrome browser to the latest version, if necessary. If you're having trouble, here's how to update Chrome.
Navigate to chromecast.com/setup from the Chrome browser on your computer.
Click “Set up your Chromecast using this computer”.
Chrome looks for Chromecast devices that need to be set up.
Click the device that matches the Chromecast name you see on your TV. It will be something like ChromecastXXXX.
Click Set Me Up. Read On

Step Three:
Set up your Google Home device
The initial steps are for first-time Google Home app users. If you’re already set up a Google Home device and are setting up another device, you can skip to step 7.
Plug in Google Home.
Install the Google Home app Google Home app by navigating to g.co/home/setup on your Google Home supported Android device.
Or click to download the Google Home app for Android.
Make sure to connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Google Home device.
Open the Google Home app by tapping the app icon on your Android device.
Tap Get Started. Read On

Once you have your Chromecast device plugged into one of your TV's HDMI inputs, all you need do is switch the TV's source (usually through a source button on the remote) to the HDMI port and you are ready to go. Google's Google's Chromecast is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to hold their tablet or smartphone in their hand while projecting the screen to their TV. It also happens to be the cheapest choice for those who don't have a Micro HDMI port on their device. But don't mistake it for similar streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV. The Chromecast dongle doesn't actually do anything on its own. It relies on your Android device to be the brains behind the operation, while it simply takes your Android screen and 'casts' it onto your television set.