Sounds good to me! ^_^ (I’m agnostic)
The Historic and Haunted Ghost Town of Bodie
The old mining town of Bodie, California is America’s best preserved ghost town. Dating back to 1859, Bodie is literally frozen in time and looked after as an historic park. The town is both authentic and mysterious, with original fixtures, furniture, and personal items in the buildings left untouched since their residents abandoned them.
Bodie abounds with legends of the paranormal, but none more famous than the haunted Cain residence. The man of the house had an affair with their maid. After being publicly disgraced, the unfortunate maid took her own life and reportedly haunts the house.
The Cain house is open to the public and has provided accommodation for park rangers. People have reported ghostly apparitions and strange music. Staying overnight in the house, park rangers and their wives have experienced paranormal events such as hearing strange noises, being paralyzed in bed, and seeing items move by themselves.
The most frightening legend of Bodie is a mysterious curse that follows many visitors after they leave the town. Allegedly, Bodie’s ghosts serve as guardians to the town’s property, casting bad luck and misfortune to souvenir hunters who take anything with them.
Each month, Bodie’s park rangers receive objects and letters from people who admit to taking items and beg the rangers to put them back. The letters tell tales of horrible incidents such as mysterious illnesses, car accidents, and even death. The rangers frequently speak of these accounts and assure the senders that the objects are always returned to their original places.
I would love to go here. The “most frightening legend” reminds me of a park sign I saw once that said, “Take nothing but a picture. Leave nothing but a footprint.”
My lettering will be this good some day. Damn it.
vintage lovely with bat wings (www.vintagestockingsarchive.com)
Heaven forbid anyone not think me a lady…
Every Spring, a vast migratory band of goths congregates in Leipzig, Germany. The goths’ presence dominates the cityscape for nearly a week before the creatures disperse, and local stocks of fishnets and clove cigarettes become dangerously low, while many disgruntled property owners report having to forcibly shoo bewildered goths out of adjacent alleys.
By and large, however, the goths have become a kind of mascot for the city, and many residents view the arrival of the goths as a herald that Spring has truly arrived. After only a few days, the goths will go their separate ways—some tagged specimens have been tracked as far away as Japan, Canada, and Russia—and life in Leipzig will return to normal. The most common reason wild animals congregate—to seek mates—does not apply to goths, who reproduce asexually. Why do they gather? What is the purpose of this strange migration? We just don’t know.
This made me giggle big giggles…