GHASTLY GRUESOME GRIM

Watch the whole movie on youtube. This is one of my favorite from Joan’s horror movie days in the 60s. Wait until the twist, it even blew my boyfriend’s mind the first time he saw it. Enjoy! 
"Strait Jacket" 1964

tedbunny:

When serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, pictured above, was arrested he was assessed by a psychiatrist who was operating under the guise of scientifically understanding the mind of a killer. Chikatilo found this flattering, and opened up to the psychiatrist, eventually confessing to 56 murders - 53 of which were verified, and this number was well above the 36 cases that police had originally attributed to him.

tedbunny:

When serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, pictured above, was arrested he was assessed by a psychiatrist who was operating under the guise of scientifically understanding the mind of a killer. Chikatilo found this flattering, and opened up to the psychiatrist, eventually confessing to 56 murders - 53 of which were verified, and this number was well above the 36 cases that police had originally attributed to him.

unexplained-events:

La Pascualita

This mannequin has been in a store window in Chihuahua, Mexico for the past 75 years. Pascualita also has a very unique urban legend behind her. Many believe that she is not a mannequin, but the perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter.

Sonia Burciaga, a shop worker says, “Every time I go near Pascualita my hands break out in a sweat. Her hands are very realistic and she even has varicose veins on her legs. I believe she’s a real person.”

Other stories include Pascualita chaning positions on her own, her eyes following you around and the usual superstitions that come with haunted maannequins.

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My favorite cemetery by far is Merry in Romania (go figure). The colorful headstones often depicts moments from the deceased life - or death in some cases with poems about them. Here is a collections of gorgeous photos of the cemetery as well as translations of some of the poems. I’m overjoyed I found this collection, thank you Brandon!

The origin of the word “boogeyman” is thought to come from “buggy man” or, during the time of the Black Plague, the man who would drive around the cart that collected all the bodies. 

The origin of the word “boogeyman” is thought to come from “buggy man” or, during the time of the Black Plague, the man who would drive around the cart that collected all the bodies. 

The ancient Greeks & Roman’s believed in placing a coin inside the mouth of the deceased. Often referred to as “Charon’s Obol" this coin would be used by the dead to pay Charon, the ferryman, to carry them across the River Styx from the land of the living to the land of the dead, Hades. Those who would not be able to pay would have their soul trapped in limbo, between the two worlds. Some also believed the coin in the mouth would protect the deceased or prevent them from returning from the grave. 

Similarly, many cultures placed coins on the eyes of the dead. It was a popularly held belief that if a person died with their eyes open they were looking for some one, usually a family member, to take with them on their final journey. Some believed that if a person died & their eyes stayed open it was the work of evil forces that would not let the dead’s spirit rest. Hence, the reasoning for loved ones placing coins on the eyes to hold them shut. 

Sometimes I feel like a vampire.
Ted Bundy
Convicted Serial Killer 
Happy 75th birthday Sid Haig!Though most will undoubtedly always associate you with the horrifyingly awful Captain Spaulding - your name always reminds me of blaxplotation greats like Coffy, Foxy Brown, The Big Bird Cage & The Big Doll House. Not to mention so many other Grindhouse classics. Thank you for for being such an incredible character actor all these years & for remaining so loyal to the exploitation genre we love, we love you!

Happy 75th birthday Sid Haig!

Though most will undoubtedly always associate you with the horrifyingly awful Captain Spaulding - your name always reminds me of blaxplotation greats like Coffy, Foxy Brown, The Big Bird Cage & The Big Doll House. Not to mention so many other Grindhouse classics.

Thank you for for being such an incredible character actor all these years & for remaining so loyal to the exploitation genre we love, we love you!

Image from Cracked.com’s Facebook pageHe’s actually enjoyed a decent amount of celebrity since then. He’s appeared as a quest on game shows and has offers from young women to be his next meal. In fact he mentions he would like to try it again. Truly sick. ”The public has made me the godfather of cannibalism, and I am happy about that. I will always look at the world through the eyes of a cannibal.”— Issei Sagawa
Check out Cracked if you’ve never been before, they have some great articles and wonderfully funny writers! 

Image from Cracked.com’s Facebook page
He’s actually enjoyed a decent amount of celebrity since then. He’s appeared as a quest on game shows and has offers from young women to be his next meal. In fact he mentions he would like to try it again. Truly sick. 

The public has made me the godfather of cannibalism, and I am happy about that. I will always look at the world through the eyes of a cannibal.
— Issei Sagawa

Check out Cracked if you’ve never been before, they have some great articles and wonderfully funny writers! 

New Facebook page sharing stories, curiosities and legends from Richmond, VA and surrounding areas! Pretty excited to see what gets posted on this page!

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
Maleva, The Wolfman 1941

I can’t even imagine, Travis McGhaw was responsible to for the imprisonment, torture and murder of between 12-20 women during his crime spree. How terrifying.

Images from inside The Catacombs
Paris, France

Don’t be fooled by this cave’s disarmingly beautiful outward appearance or it’s crystal blue waters. Actun Tunichil Muknal, located in Belize, is known to locals as “Xibalba” - roughly translated as “the place of fear.” Xibalba was the name for the Mayan underworld, and it is believed that the entrance to this cave was the entrance to hell it’s self. A labyrinth of caves filled with rivers of blood & scorpions. The home of the Mayan death gods, “The Lords of Xibalba” also known as demons with names like “Skull Staff” and “Stabbing Demon.” 

Actun Tunichil Mukunal is a protected Maya archeological site today, it features pottery featuring “kill holes,” early Mayan stoneware and many skeletons, believed to have been victims of sacrifice over 1,000 years ago. The most famous of these skeletons is that of an eighteen year old girl named, “The Crystal Maiden” who is believed to have succumbed to a particularly violent death. Her bones have completely calcified, giving them an almost sparkling appearance to them. Hence the name. An article from Atlas Obscura details the other numerous skeletons found inside the cave:

"The skeletons range in age from one year old to adult. Four of those sacrificed are infants between the ages of one and three, some of them stuffed into crevices and small adjoining caves. There is one child of seven, a teenager of fifteen who appears to have been bound before being killed, a twenty-year-old, and the rest are adults between the ages of thirty and forty-five. Many of the younger skeletons show signs of cranial deformation or "skull shaping," giving their heads a slightly elongated alien look."

On a personal note, the cave is also home to my least favorite insect, the Amblypygi or “Whip Spider.” Who literally looks like something only hell it’s self could spawn, so the location seems totally appropriate. Actun Tunichil Mukunal is currently open to tourists to explore. Just be careful of the remains, which are not roped off and have already been damaged by being stepped on by previous visitors. 

Feild trip anyone?