Haunted Places – Resurrection Cemetery – Chicago, IL

One of the largest cemeteries in North America, Resurrection Cemetery covers more than 500 acres. It is shaped like a very large, sprawling isosceles triangle and contains more than 153 thousand graves. More, it contains over 5300 crypts inside a mammoth mausoleum.
Resurrection Cemetery from Wikipedia.org

Consecrated as hallowed ground by the Roman Catholic church, the consecration took place in 1904 but the cemetery didn’t actually open until 1912. It was named for the feast day of the Roman Catholics that celebrates the resurrection of Christ. The cemetery is maintained by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Chicago.
So many strange and unique events have… Continue reading

Annual Candle Sale

Candles_Fiery_Sedona_SunsetAs some of you know, I do produce a line of scented candles that are sold in Sedona, Arizona. These candles contain the maximum amount of fragrance and are designed to fill the home with delightful scents. In January each year, the 12 oz candles are offered at the price of a 6 oz candle. It’s that time of year again, so I wanted to offer up a link for those who view my blog also.

Stay tuned for your regularly schedule posts on haunted places, serial killers, and other exciting horror gems.

 

Forensic Friday – A Look at Some Eerie Photos

Every Friday, I am scanning the internet and bringing you guys access to the more ghoulish finds out there. While I’ll start with some basic images, I will slowly work my way over to stuff that isn’t as easily accessible. The bulk of these are from the Manson murders today, but I threw in a few others just to add something extra shocking. Please note the images here are graphic and are of dead bodies including at least one gruesome automobile accident. This is NSFW and not for anyone who finds these items disturbing.

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Throw Out What You Think You Know About Serial Killers

jack-the-ripper-s-playground-it-s-not-finish-1148163Hollywood and fiction in general have done a disservice to our understanding of serial killers. While these misconceptions and misinformation are fine for entertainment purposes, they couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, in many cases, they portrayals are nothing more than dramatizations of stereotypes and hyperboles that prevent us from having a true understanding of these individuals.

First, it’s important to take a realistic look at serial killers and their victims. On average, only about 1% of homicides are actually the result of a serial killer. Money, revenge, hate, sex, and love are the most common reasons why… Continue reading

What is the Difference Between a Serial Killer, Mass Murderer, and a Spree Killer?

serial-killer-1-1533896Too often people classify the wrong groups of people as a serial killer. While it’s fine for their own personal reference, when they begin to make these statements on their websites, it presents bad information.

What is a Spree Killer?

First, a spree killer isn’t a serial killer. These are two completely different things and they do not mean the exact same thing. While they are sometimes used interchangeably in the media, they are very different. A spree killer is someone who takes the life of at least two people, across multiple locations with almost no break at all. So… Continue reading

Haunted Places – Cottonwood, AZ

There are several haunted places located in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Larry’s Antique Store is located at 796 North Main Street. It is allegedly haunted by the spirit of former employee Edwin who visitors have reportedly seen and heard.

Cottonwood Civic Center is located at 805 North Main Street. An old schoolhouse, it is rumored to have phantom laughter and whispers.ghost-shadows-1563702

Crema Café Coffee and Creamery located at 917 North Main Street  has a ghost who rattles pots and pans in the kitchen.

Orion Bread Company located at 1028 North Main Street (are you seeing the theme here?) Allegedly haunted by… Continue reading

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