Patrick Wilson, who played Ed Warren in The Conjuring, with the real Annabelle Doll. Housed in safety within the Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, CT.
Annabelle is famed for her spooky haunting of two nursing students in the 1970s. The doll would change locations, leave handwritten notes on parchment paper that manifested out of nowhere and even began to manifest blood droplets on it’s small body.
However, the haunting or rather possession of the Annabelle doll came to a head when the nurses, Donna & Angie, invited a medium to the house to examine the doll. The medium confirmed that Annabelle was the spirit of a young girl who had died on the property their apartments were built on, that she felt safe with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them. It was at this time that Donna (who was originally gifted the doll by her mother) invited the spirit to inhabit the doll and stay with them. Which was a big mistake.
Annabelle went on to strangle their friend Lou in his sleep to the point of unconsciousness & then later was attacked by a spirit connected to the doll tearing 7 large claw marks into his chest before the friends left on vacation. Donna soon lamented that the spirit was not that of a young girl but a demon and reached out to a local priest, who then contacted the Warrens about the case.
The Warren’s were convinced this spirit meant to completely possess the humans living in the house and that in a matter of weeks, if the events had of been allowed to continue to escalate complete demonic possession or death could have occurred. The apartment was blessed & exorcised, and as a further protection for the young women Lorraine & Ed removed he large rag doll from the home to their museum where it resides in a specialty built case to keep it from harming them or others.
You can read the full story of Annabelle on the Warren’s Website HERE
"Arm Reliquary of Saint Babylas" c. 1467
Located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
This unique reliquary (which I am kind of mildly obsessed with reliquaries) i suspected to have housed one of the saint’s arm bones. I took this along with photos of several others while visiting the museum in early 2012.
“Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around!”
- Carl Panzram to the hangman while the noose was being put around his neck.
At the time of his execution Panzram had confessed to 22 murders, sodomizing over 1,000 men and committing multiple burglaries, larcenies and arsons. Panzram is credited with being one of the most ruthless & evil criminals of all time, showing no remorse for his crimes and even threatening to kill human rights activists who wished to help him appeal his case.
He was finally hanged for murdering a prison guard in 1930. In the end Carl confessed by hand written letter to his only friend, a prison guard named Henry Lesser.
My photos from inside & at the entrance to Eastern State Penitentiary 2012.
Of course, we here at ghastlygrimgruesome support & endorse all of these things (little black kittens too!)
Barbara Steele in Black Sunday
“This film served as inspiration for the naming of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 1968, the band (then called Earth) was playing a small club in Birmingham, England. Across the street was a movie theater showing the film Black Sabbath. The band noticed that more people were in line to see the movie than were to see the band. Realizing that “horror sells tickets” they decided to change the band’s name to Black Sabbath.” -IMDB
Watched this ultra scary classic again last night.
They’re playing the 1980s FLY @ our local theatre tonight for “Insomniac Theatre” - hope this is the beginning of more creepy movies to come as we head into Halloween season! This one’s such a gross one, I can’t wait!
”There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, perhaps she’ll die.”
Wu Tang Clang ain't nuthing ta fuck wit! Awesome blog by the way. This is such a stupid question but do you have more than one tattoo??
Protect ya neck!
& Thank you for the kind words - I’m trying to put some oddball awesomeness out into the world!
I do have more than 1 tattoo. I guess I have about 6 or 7 right now. Would be a much larger collection at this point if I had more to spend on such things!
Old decaying dolls found in the shed at my great grandfather’s property. They were my mother & aunts play things - still creepy (as dolls usually are)!
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"Lizzie Borden took an axe & gave her mother 40 whacks and when she saw what she had done she gave her father 41."