「Morbid Mindfulness」
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A MONSTROUS SERPENT. DISCOVERED AND KILLED IN JANUARY, 1815, NEAR THE BANKS OF THE OHIO, IN KENTUCKY, BY THREE AMERICAN SOLDIERS

Boston: Printed by N. Coverly, [1815].. Broadside, 18 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Text printed in three columns below title and pictorial woodcut illustration, heightened in contemporary red ink, all framed in ornamental border. Woodcut measures approximately 6 x 9 inches. Contemporary ink inscription (“$14.00”) in lower margin below border. Early folds. A few small stains and several holes in and around illustration, measuring between 1/4 inch and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Stains and holes surprisingly unobtrusive. A good copy. Matted. A marvelous illustrated broadside containing the account of a massive serpent found and killed at Versailles, Kentucky, near Lexington. The broadside prints the text as an epistolary eyewitness narrative, addressed to the brother of the author in Philadelphia.

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Requested post. 

Words of advice: no matter how much of a skeptic you are, don’t mess with these things for giggles. 

OUIJA BOARD: 

probably the most dangerous method. It’s when you have a planchette and a board like this

 

You ask a question and a spirit moves the planchette for you, directing to certain letters to tell you information. The reason it’s dangerous, is because you don’t know who you are opening up to. It could be a hideous demon pretending to be your long gone grandma. 

AUTOMATIC WRITING

It’s when you clear your mind, and kind of open up your arm to be controlled by sprits. The writing is not your own but the spirits. 

Instructions to do it here

Examples of automatic writing:

SEANCE

Get a couple friends that want to contact ghosts.

With this you are getting a group of like-minded people together and when several people get together for a common purpose, it makes communication more easier. 

People often hold hands during a seance and this is just to help focus the energy. You don’t have to hold hands but it seems to help people concentrate better.

Focused concentration and a common goal is what makes seances work.

INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO IT SAFELY AND HOW TO END IT HERE

DIGITAL RECORDINGS

Before you use your device make sure you’ve got the proper mindset. 

Make it clear you are hoping to communicate with the spirit world, invite the contact, open your mind to allowing it to happen. 

Don’t let negative thoughts ruin it. 

Ask questions and let the recorder, record for awhile. The idea behind this is that it can pick up voices and frequencies we can’t hear. 

MEDITATION

While yes, most people use it to clear their mind and relax it can also be used for spirit communication.

I’ve heard many, many theories about how our own sub-conscious is the greatest link for spirit communication. We’re just so bothered with everyday activities that we can’t hear what the other side says to us in a daily basis. 

Here you can read about how to meditate

Master it first and clear your mind and allow communication. Be patient. According to someone who tried it this way “their thoughts enter hers and she feels a warm and buzzing sensation” 

MIRROR SCRYING

This one I got from a book by Raymond Moody, the guy who coined the term near death experience. 

Those who tried it the correct way had an 80% chance of actually seeing the full fledged version of the dead person they wanted to talk to.

I think it’s pretty safe too, if you don’t have any negative thoughts (example: oh no what if I accidentally conjure up a demon)

You can read more about it and how to do it here

PENDULUM 

You take a small crystal attach it to a necklace chain, and swing it. You ask a question and the direction of the swing, how fast it swings, which way it is swinging is supposed to tell you the answer to your question. 

Here are some sites with people who have actually tried it and are speaking from experience

1st site

2nd site

3rd site

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Ok, that’s all I got so far. 

Be cautious with these things!

Write a post about your experience and tag me in them! :)

Good luck!

Definately be careful. When i was working for a haunted house in an old factory we did an investigation in the basement. Recorder, and some other equipment that i cant remember. Everything was going well and we were getting some things. My mind was good and open, but all the sudden my mind started worrying and being negative. So after a bit we went upstairs, hung out for a bit longer, and then started makeup for the night. 

As i was working on my makeup my friend stopped me and asked me what happened. I asked what she was talking about. She said i had a scratch on my neck. I went to look in the mirror and she was right. A fresh scratch on the back of my neck. I hadnt done anything but sit on a couch between the investigation and makeup. It wasnt anything big but i was freaked out. I had to sleep there every weekend for that month as it was too far away to drive back and forth every day.

We never did get the audio back from that day. But i always wonder how that scratch got there.

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So I found online versions of popular gothic/horror novels. Enjoy and feel free to add to this list!

FRANKENSTEIN BY MARY SHELLEY

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO BY HORACE WALPOLE  (known as the first gothic novel)

DRACULA BY BRAM STOKER

REBECCA BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER (I read this one, perfect creepiness, tragic romance and a plot twist that will leave you with your mouth hanging open)

MYSTERIES OF UDOLOPHO BY ANN RADCLIFFE

ALL STORIES BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

ALL POEMS BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

WRITINGS OF H.P LOVECRAFT (regarded as one of the best horror writers)

STEPHEN KING NOVELS

THE EXORCIST BY WILLIAM PETER BLATTY

AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRET EASTON ELLIS

HELL HOUSE BY RICHARD MATHESON

THE TURN OF THE SCREW BY HENRY JAMES

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE BY SHIRLEY JACKSON

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS BY THOMAS HARRIS

ROSEMARY’S BABY BY IRA LEVIN

BOOKS OF BLOOD BY CLIVE BARKER

DAWN BY OCTAVIA BUTLER

GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY BY M.R. JAMES

ORIGINAL GOOSEBUMPS BY R.L STONE (take a trip back to childhood)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN BY DALTON TRUMBO

THE WOMAN IN BLACK BY SUSAN HILL

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK BY ALVIN SCHWARTZ

I HAVE NO MOUTH AND I MUST SCREAM BY HARLAN ELLISON

PENPAL BY DATHAN AUERBACH (Let me just tell you this guy started out as a reddit user writing online horror stories and now he has a novel out, I’ve linked you to the terrifying story that got him famous, you can learn more about his novel here)

THE THIRTEENTH TALE BY DIANE SETTERFIELD

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

THE WOMAN IN WHITE BY WILKIE COLLINS 

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW BY WASHINGTON IRVING

Okay that’s all I got for now. This post took me 3 years to make. Feel free to add on to this list. 

If any of these novels have got you on the edge (*coughs* Stephen King) be sure to check out my masterpost of things to make you feel better when you get too scared.

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GATES OF HELL IN CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY

This legendary passageway leads to a network of underground tunnels and storm sewers, and some say to the lair of the devil.

According to those who grew up in Clifton, they would hear stories of how people would enter these tunnels and never returning. Satanic sacrifices, decaying carcasses, upside down crosses, satanic graffiti, anything dealing with the darkness in human nature was down there.

YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY HERE

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Hey friends, I know this might seem like a huge pain in the ass, but you gotta change your passwords. This is one of the biggest internet security flaws in history and your personal data including your credit card info could be compromised. I had to change my Tumblr password TWICE today because of suspicious activity. This isn’t a joke. Before changing your passwords makes sure to check the above linked list on Mashable and make sure that the flaw has been patched on that specific sites AND THEN change your password. Also, if you have Gmail or are using Gmail for business, it’s a good idea to set up 2-step verification just to be extra safe.

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This post was highly requested and after looking into it, I realized why. It’s a very terrifying concept, real or not. 

Here is a description of them: 

Black-Eyed People (sometimes called Black Eyed Children or Bek) are young people, often children, with eyes that are solid black with and are occasionally reported to have blue or bluish tinted skin like that of a corpse.

Those who report encounters with them often feel that the children were somehow supernatural and extremely dangerous though they could not explain why.

Often they can be seen playing games and singing the nursery songs .

They appear to be unusually confident yet shy children who avoid your gaze and look down hiding their eyes, but speaking with eloquence far beyond their apparent age. Often using the mannerisms and speech patterns of an adult, they occasionally possess the voice of an adult. They will usually attempt to talk the victim into allowing them entry into their home to use a telephone or to be safe from some unspecified danger.

Occasionally when seen outside the home they will immediately stop their play and stare at you, or if possible approach you asking for a place to stay or trying to talk you into giving them a ride home.

Should you discover that their eyes are completely black, the children become very angry and insistent on you complying with their demands. Some people who have encountered Bek feel that the children may have been using some form of low-level mind control to get them to comply.

What happens if you comply is not known. 

Experiences involving the Bek generally do not explain the cause of the children’s eye color or the origins of the children themselves. Sometimes thought to be the spirits of lost or murdered children the Bek are thought to be harbingers of ill will and personal doom.

HERE’S A WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN READ ABOUT PEOPLE’S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH THEM

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MoreRareOccult

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The Art of Juan Cabana 

This post was recommended to me by a follower of mine!

All of it really is intriguing

In 2001, he came across a tiny, Japanese mermaid constructed from wood and paper — reminiscent of the Fiji mermaids, created thousands of years ago in Japan and China.

He was inspired by that to make his new creations. 

He enjoys the art but he strongly believes that mermaids could have been real at one time. 

He won’t reveal his techniques, explaining only that he typically starts with a human skeleton replica or animal and fish bones, and molds the mermaid with whatever parts and skins he gets from the market.

Occasionally he’ll use baboon skin and parts, as they come with small humanlike hands and miniature skulls. A vendor in Africa sells him the parts, he says.

You can visit his official site here

He has sold some of pieces for $10,000

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Hey! Made a compilation of the darkest corners of the internet.

  • Dionaea House: a horrifying story, told through two guys mail conversation, about how a haunted house
  • Page of Tedanother haunting story about a man’s experience in an uncharted cave
  • Castle of Spirits: a website with ghost stories, experiences and pictures. my mom banned me from going here because I used to freak myself out as a kid from this website
  • Deep Cave:man breaks scuba depth world record and finds the body of the last man to attempt it while down there. He makes plans to recover the body, but dies during the attempt. This is his website, as he left it, before he went on his last dive.
  • Reborn Baby Dolls: where you can buy dolls that look EXACTLY and feel EXACTLY like a newborn baby
  • Find a Gravea website where you can find the graves of ancestors or famous people, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave
  • This Man: a website about 1000’s of people all over the world, dreaming of the same man. Some say he’s the devil some say he’s god. 
  • Exit Mundi: a collection of end of the world scenario’s
  • Haunted Housewhere you can find any haunted house in the U.S
  • Truthism: an extremely wacko cult website about how reptilian aliens are responsible for everything wrong, how humanity is controlled by aliens and how the sun is a cube and that the inner Earth exists
  • The Jonestown Mass Suicide Death Tape: Trigger warning and you know why
  • Shaye Saint JohnThe story/myths behind Shaye Saint John is that she was a hot woman who was horribly disfigured in a car accident. As a result, she appears in public wearing this creepy mask, and hobbles along with prosthetic legs and hands. This is her website
  • SCP Foundation: collection of fictional works that its members contribute that deal with the “paranormal”. They range all the way from a television working without a broadcasting station, to deadly creatures that have never been encountered
  • Blog of Joseph E. Duncansentenced to death by a federal jury on August 27, 2008 for the kidnapping, of Dylan and Shasta Groene and murder of Dylan. He had been convicted of a sex crime years before. Go back to the beginning and read forward. You can trace his further descent into madness.
  • Annie96 is typing: a creepy chat between two teenagers that has a horrific twist at the end

Alright, I hope you enjoy. Maybe look through these one day at a sleep over with some friends. That would be fun.

And don’t worry. NONE of these are screamers. I wouldn’t do that. 

Speaking of sleepovers, here’s a masterpost of creepy sleep-over games

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