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The Art of Dowsing
Dowsing is the art of using a Y-shaped twig or L-shaped rod to help one find buried water. It is sometimes called divining or water witching. Many dowsers are able to detect other things besides water, such as buried treasure, lost possessions, missing people, and spiritual activity.
The awfulness of “The Awful” must be beyond compare, as this monster is said to be the basis for many horror tales by the storytelling master, H.P. Lovecraft.
The Beast of Bladenboro, North Carolina
The Beast of Bladenboro, or the Beast of Bolivia, is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of animals in 1954. Recently, reports of pets and livestock being killed in a two hundred-mile range, has incited people to start wondering if the monster they dealt with, in 1954, might be back.
The Beast of Bray Road
On one country road outside of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, called Bray Road, there have been sightings of a werewolf-type beast, since 1936, with a rash of sightings beginning in the late 1980s. The animal is described as a hairy, wolf-like animal that walks on its muscular hind legs.
The Beast of Gevaudan
In the mid 1760s, vicious wolf-like creatures prowled this hostile environment, terrorizing and devouring between 100 and 200 defenseless men, women and children over a four-year period.
The Bennington Vermont Triangle
During the time period of 1945 to 1950, there was a rash of disappearances in the Green Mountain area of Bennington, Vermont, which includes the small towns of Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, and Somerset.
The Bleeding Yew Tree
In the churchyard, ancient yew trees line the path leading up to the church. One of the trees is extremely old and twisted with a dark red liquid flowing from a gash in the trunk. The liquid is the color and consistency of blood. I read one report that indicated the substance cannot be identified.
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
In December of 1936, one of the most famous “ghost photos” taken was published in Country Life Magazine. The picture was taken the previous September by professional photographers on assignment for the magazine to photograph the historic Raynham Hall in England.
The Case of the Scratch on the Cheek
An interesting case of survival after death investigated by the Society for Psychical Research.
The Catacombs of the Capuchin
In Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy you can find one of the most gruesome sites you might have the opportunity to visit in your lifetime: catacombs lined with thousands of mummified humans preserved and still wearing the clothing they once wore while attending to the daily tasks of life.
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