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Ghosts, Poltergeists & Apparitions => Ghost hunters => Topic started by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 01:49:38 PM

Title: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 01:49:38 PM
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Greetings all  :)..

I'm going to jump in without protracted preamble and issue the simple statement that I am a sensitive, I am well aware of the mechanics of pariodelia, matrixing apophenia and pixelation ...
my methodology is simple ... as a sensitive I attempt to match visually what sense at the sites that I cover in Chicago land ...several are well known such as Bachelor's Grove, Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery's, Queen of Heaven ( an apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the mid 90's) and several others... 
I do like replies but urge you to be a little patient with me as I am somewhat eccentric, but please don't dismiss my photos at cursory glance as there always end up being a few from each site that are of interest...



This site is located in the far west burbs and has established it's own notoriety from the Polka boots that are precariously placed in pairs along the landscaped cemetery border of this private section and the neighboring residential subdivision...
rumors of the boots moving overnight and the faint yet bombastic sounds of polka are alleged to emanate from the cemetery from an indeterminable direction and at varying intervals of volume and clarity ...
The hint of spring, the evanescence of winter and the jubilant, mid day sunshine seemed to set the mood here but there is also an effervescence that emanates from the "Polka Boot Estate" and pervades the entire site ...there is no sorrow there ....

here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit 3-14-09 (87 total)....b   
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/ (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1945.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1945.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1945.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1947.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1947.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1947.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1946.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1946.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1946.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1949.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1949.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1949.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1973.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1973.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1973.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1999.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1999.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1999.jpg)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 01:51:08 PM
this one is another "item of interest" ....b

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_2017.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_2017.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_2017.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/13zwlmh.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/5d9or9.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/14ca628.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/1zvejbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 01:51:38 PM
(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/th_100_1955.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1955.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Paranormal%20Polka/100_1955.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2hp3dxj.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2licsh4.jpg)

(http://i44.tinypic.com/wji6j8.jpg)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ou89op.jpg)

stay tuned for highlights from recent threads (coming soon) ...
Title: Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery (cont.)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:05:04 PM
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Greetings all  :)..

I'm going to jump in without protracted preamble and issue the simple statement that I am a sensitive, I am well aware of the mechanics of pariodelia, matrixing apophenia and pixelation ...
my methodology is simple ... as a sensitive I attempt to match visually what sense at the sites that I cover in Chicago land ...several are well known such as Bachelor's Grove, Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery's, Queen of Heaven ( an apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the mid 90's) and several others... 
I do like replies but urge you to be a little patient with me as I am somewhat eccentric, but please don't dismiss my photos at cursory glance as there always end up being a few from each site that are of interest...


The northeast section of Resurrection is newer and one that I haven't given much attention...
and based on the energies present, I have been remiss in my coverage ...this being a holiday weekend and the fact that there are more recently interred departed ones in the section, there were many more visiting relatives to work around ...I did in fact have an opportunity to closely observe some of the grave side behavior that I have theorized may in fact constitute a degree of unintentional channeling ...
one group got out of the car and greeted their beloved "Auntie" while laying flowers at her headstone ..one gentleman was carrying on a conversation with an unseen participant ...many of the newer markers had enclosed candles burning from a previous visit and have new looking decorations and floral arrangements ...one particularly morose scene that I noticed as this session drew to a close was a group of younger looking adults huddles in lawn chairs around a graveside adorned with teddy bears flowers and teddy bears ...one terribly distraught looking mourner was laying on the ground in a sleeping bag closest to the marker ...when our eyes met as I solemnly rolled by I was inundated with this almost debilitating sadness that hit me in the usual spot just below the breastbone....

here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit to Resurrection Cemetery  11-29-08 (69 total)....b
http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/landofhand/Rez%202/?start=0 (http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/landofhand/Rez%202/?start=0)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67590-2/100_0668.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67589)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67627-2/100_0683.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67626)
 
(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67645-2/100_0680.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67644)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67607-2/100_0633.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67606)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67603-2/100_0676.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67602)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67661-2/100_0685.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67660)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67595-2/100_0671.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67594)

(http://hotimg17.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/100_0670-th.jpg) (http://hotimg17.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/100_0670.jpg)

(http://hotimg14.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/100_0672-th.jpg) (http://hotimg14.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/100_0672.jpg)

(http://hotimg10.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/100_0661-th.jpg) (http://hotimg10.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/100_0661.jpg)

Title: Re: Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery (cont.)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:07:57 PM

(http://hotimg3.fotki.com/b/67_173/121_201/100_0628-th.jpg) (http://hotimg3.fotki.com/p/b/67_173/121_201/100_0628.jpg)

(http://hotimg15.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/0628-a.jpg) (http://hotimg15.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/0628-a.jpg)

(http://hotimg19.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/0628-b.jpg) (http://hotimg19.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/0628-b.jpg)

(http://hotimg22.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/0628-c.jpg) (http://hotimg22.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/0628-c.jpg)

(http://hotimg18.fotki.com/a/67_173/121_201/0628-d.jpg) (http://hotimg18.fotki.com/p/a/67_173/121_201/0628-d.jpg)

halfhandshuffle:arch enemy-nemesis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9AcG0glVu4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9AcG0glVu4)
Title: Re: Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery (cont.)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:10:17 PM

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67681-2/100_0679.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67680)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67684-1/0679_a.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67687-1/0679_b.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67690-1/0679_c.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67693-1/0679_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery (cont.)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:12:41 PM

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67697-2/100_0691.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=67696)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67700-1/0691_a.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67703-1/0691_b.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67706-1/0691_c.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/67709-1/0691_d.jpg)
Title: Mount Carmel 4 (Al Capone's cemetery)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:38:18 PM
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Greetings all  :)..

I'm going to jump in without protracted preamble and issue the simple statement that I am a sensitive, I am well aware of the mechanics of pariodelia, matrixing apophenia and pixelation ...
my methodology is simple ... as a sensitive I attempt to match visually what sense at the sites that I cover in Chicago land ...several are well known such as Bachelor's Grove, Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery's, Queen of Heaven ( an apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the mid 90's) and several others... 
I do like replies but urge you to be a little patient with me as I am somewhat eccentric, but please don't dismiss my photos at cursory glance as there always ends up being a few from each site that are of interest...


Unseasonably mild weather and a seasonably light schedule promoted me to return to Mt Carmel to resume my search for Al Capone's grave and knowing that is is simply a nondescript in-ground marker and the lack of precise coordinates on the web hasn't helped much...
I again found myself distraught over the ordinate seeming amount of child graves from the early 1900's that research has revealed is attributed to the introduction of toxins and carcinogens as a result of the industrial age in Chicago...


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After his release, Capone retired from the public view to his mansion in Miami Beach. It was said that he spent the next eight years wavering between lucidity and psychosis. Some believe that it may have been the ghost who actually drove Capone to insanity. Those who scoff would say that Capone's early senility had produced the so-called phantom, but Capone actually spoke of it years before.
While Capone had once killed off most of his enemies, he could not get rid of one of the spirits. It was the ghost of James Clark, the brother-in-law of Bugs Moran and a St. Valentine's Day Massacre victim, who Capone claimed hounded him from 1929 to his grave. There were many times when Capone's employees would hear him begging for the ghost to leave him in peace... and this was in his lucid pre-Alcatraz days. On several occasions, his bodyguards broke into his rooms, fearing that someone had gotten to Capone, only to have their boss tell them of Clark's ghost.
Could Capone have created this ghost out of guilt for his many misdeeds? Possibly, but for a man who had been responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people... why create only one ghost?
And again, for those who believe the ghost was created out of Capone's madness.... why did he contact a psychic named Alice Britt to get rid of the ghost.... in 1931, years before the ravages of the disease would effect his mind?
Many believe the ghost of James Clark followed Capone to his grave. The ex-crime boss of Chicago died on January 25, 1947 of bronchial pneumonia and a brain hemorrhage in Florida. He was returned to Chicago and buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Later, he was moved in secret to Mt. Carmel Cemetery, where he remains today.

source and full article
http://www.prairieghosts.com/capone.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/capone.html)
 

this video doesn't help but it's funny:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRopK_1jUwM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRopK_1jUwM)

funnier yet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4ls_w2QhU&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4ls_w2QhU&feature=related)


Here are the unedited (compressed)  photos from today's visit to Mount Carmel 2-10 09 (107 total)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/ (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70357-2/100_1548.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70356)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70341-2/100_1533.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70340)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70345-2/100_1534.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70344)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70365-2/100_1564.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70364)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70349-2/100_1542.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70348)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70332-2/100_1505.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70331)
Title: Re: Mount Carmel 4 (Al Capone's cemetery)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:40:36 PM

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70490-2/100_1497.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70489)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70502-1/1497_b.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70496-1/1497_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Mount Carmel 4 (Al Capone's cemetery)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:41:39 PM
(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/th_100_1496.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/100_1496.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/100_1496.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70507-1/1496_a.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70516-1/1496_d.jpg)



halfhandshuffle:ramones-pinhead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBfybCPkjA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBfybCPkjA)
Title: Re: Mount Carmel 4 (Al Capone's cemetery)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:43:00 PM
(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70551-2/100_1481.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70550)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70544-1/1481_a.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70557-1/1481_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Mount Carmel 4 (Al Capone's cemetery)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 05:50:48 PM
I was planning on a dramatic crescendo for my next visit but as a forum member elsewhere pointed out: Big Al's grave location is rather well documented online and relatively easy to find...and I thanked him for pointing that out  :x ....b

(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff69/Ashleykaye11/alcapone-3.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/th_100_1566.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/100_1566.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mount%20Carmel%204/100_1566.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70610-1/1566_a.jpg)

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Title: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:34:20 PM

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Greetings all  :)..

I'm going to jump in without protracted preamble and issue the simple statement that I am a sensitive, I am well aware of the mechanics of pariodelia, matrixing apophenia and pixelation ...
my methodology is simple ... as a sensitive I attempt to match visually what sense at the sites that I cover in Chicago land ...several are well known such as Bachelor's Grove, Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery's, Queen of Heaven ( an apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the mid 90's) and several others... 
I do like replies but urge you to be a little patient with me as I am somewhat eccentric, but please don't dismiss my photos at cursory glance as there always ends up being a few from each site that are of interest...




By suggestion I accompanied one of my associates to Lowell Indiana this weekend to investigate a library and two of the local graveyards there that are reportedly the locations of numerous sightings and continued activity according to local lore ... the first cemetery we visited has graves ranging from the turn off the century to the recently interred, I took several shots there using a range of settings and flash options but only got orbs in the second shot after leaving the car for some reason (below) I kept my shields in tact for the remainder of the evening based on the impressions i got along with the lone orbs  during the initial first 2 minutes out of the car  ... The next site was a much older graveyard closer to the center of town and next to the (newer) Lowell library that is alleged to have been investigated by an Indiana PI group following reports of inexplicable activity there ...there are supposedly some enticing EVPs captured there but I have been with out success locating them thus far but will continue looking and add if found ...a combination return to the library (while it's open) in conjunction with "The Kaske House" (while it's open) will serve as a follow up to the "Hoosier Halfhand" expansion project ...

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from this weekend's excursion to Lowell Indiana's combined sites 3-7-09 (67 total)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/ (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1875.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1875.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1875.jpg)

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http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1936.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1936.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1921.jpg)
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(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1927.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1927.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1927.jpg)

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1940.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1940.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1940.jpg)
Title: Re: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:42:53 PM
I'm not a huge orb proponent but these are interesting ....b

(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1875.jpg)
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1875.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/100_1875.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2yx3jt5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:45:29 PM
(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1918.jpg)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1918.jpg (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lowell%20Indiana/th_100_1918.jpg)

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Title: Re: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:47:30 PM
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Title: Re: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:49:09 PM
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Title: Re: Lowell Indiana (combined sites)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 06:52:23 PM
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another "item of interest" ....b 
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Title: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:04:37 PM

Quote
Greetings all  :)..

I'm going to jump in without protracted preamble and issue the simple statement that I am a sensitive, I am well aware of the mechanics of pariodelia, matrixing apophenia and pixelation ...
my methodology is simple ... as a sensitive I attempt to match visually what sense at the sites that I cover in Chicago land ...several are well known such as Bachelor's Grove, Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery's, Queen of Heaven ( an apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the mid 90's) and several others... 
I do like replies but urge you to be a little patient with me as I am somewhat eccentric, but please don't dismiss my photos at cursory glance as there always ends up being a few from each site that are of interest...


Situated literally next door to Archer Woods cemetery lies Lithuanian National Cemetery  ...
past trips to Archer Woods always piqued my interest in this location but today was the first time I rolled through the front gates ...
There are some really unusual statues, busts and artistic edifices.. some of which my inability to read Lithuanian denied me complete understanding ..
The energies here shifted measurably  between the newer and older sections of the cemetery, and as I "listened" I heard one gentleman pining over his military service....
and one good natured woman seemed obliged to serve as a tour host and even commented a couple of the weather worn busts: "oh gawd those are just awful" ....

[qoute]Lithuanian National Cemetery is a small cemetery located on Kean Avenue in Justice, next to Archer Woods Cemetery. It is isolated, quiet, and peaceful.

Lithuania external was occupied for much of its recent historyexternal. Between 1795 and World War I, Lithuania was controlled by Imperial Russia, then briefly occupied by Germans during the war until gaining its independence in 1918.

In the later days of the Russian occupation, Lithuanian activists published and demonstrated for independence. Several of those revolutionary heroes are buried here, in Chicago.

World War II brought an end to independence, with the Germans controlling Lithuania again; in 1944 the Soviets took control. It was not until the collapse of the Soviet Union that Lithuania finally regained its independence in 1990.[/quote]

http://www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/lithuanian/ (http://www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/lithuanian/)

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from todays visit 2-16-09 (65 total)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lithuanian%20National%20Cemetery/ (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lithuanian%20National%20Cemetery/)

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halfhandshuffle:slayer-reborn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh5fgALLyqw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh5fgALLyqw)
Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:07:06 PM
this one caught my attention from a distance ....b

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Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:12:34 PM

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Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:14:44 PM
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halfhandshuffle:lambofgod-the faded line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hyelQ3zjck&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hyelQ3zjck&feature=related)
Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:16:01 PM
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Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:17:13 PM
(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70756-2/100_1588.jpg) (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules.php?name=gallery2&g2_itemId=70755)

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Title: Re: Lithuanian National Cemetery (next to Archer Woods)
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 15, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
(http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Lithuanian%20National%20Cemetery/th_100_1616.jpg)
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I will thumbnail future photos from the gallery I will establish  for bandwidth conservation and dial up friendliness ...

polite and objective skepticism is okay btw... but you will  that notice I never once have made the grandiose proclamation of paranormality as i base my personal  decision on the status of a site as "active" based on my "intuition" and not the photos

in any of the combined threads I posted here from the post months ...

blessings
Barek
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 16, 2009, 03:16:13 PM
This one is from my current thread "Paranormal Polka" and is one photo progressively enlarged ...and tweaked in the last and largest pre pixelation zoomed view ....this is generally the case with them all when I analyze pics from a shot and include you in the screening process ....

hopefully this will circumvent any download time issues the full sized links my cause ...i am becoming more selective about the pics I add to the forums these days ....b :-)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 17, 2009, 01:54:20 PM
I realize that t am pushing the boundaries of pixelation here but have a look  :-)....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 18, 2009, 10:09:40 AM
from the thread titled: "Paranormal Polka"....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 19, 2009, 01:17:02 PM
Today's pilgrimage to the looming, iconic building that competes with those famous cemetery gates for paranormal prominence along the most haunted stretch of road in America; Archer Avenue ...
 the clear sunny day was overshadowed by the proximity and wind currents of the Argo Corn Products plant in neighboring Summit Illinois ... anyone from this area knows exactly what I'm talking about...

Quote
The Resurrection Mausoleum is also apparently haunted; the taped organ music, alarm system and lights go on and off by themselves. Several occasions while circling the cemetery on my Excursions Into The Unknown bus tours the lights have apparently all came on by themselves even though no human being was in the building at the time. A maintenance worker who was on my tour one evening experienced that phenomena and after the tour met with me and told me that that was not possible.
On October 10, 1979 there was a massive blackout in and along Archer Avenue but only in Justice. Commonwealth Edison and the police were riding around in the cemetery shining their light in the mausoleum because it was determined that the blackout was centered in the mausoleum in the middle of the night.
source & full article:
http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/resurrection/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/resurrection/)


here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit to Resurrection Mausoleum/Cemetery 3-19-09 (85 total)....b
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Resurrection%20Mausoleum%202/?start=0 (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Resurrection%20Mausoleum%202/?start=0)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 19, 2009, 05:19:56 PM

to the right of the main gates....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 19, 2009, 05:20:37 PM
I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place with this one....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 20, 2009, 06:29:22 AM
(From Resurrection Mausoleum:)

Some of these are hard to bring out ...others require little encouragement ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 20, 2009, 01:59:15 PM
Here's one for you orbanites ...obinator's ...lil' orbers ....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 21, 2009, 05:15:01 PM
a triumvirate of tenants....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 22, 2009, 11:36:20 AM
The 3rd Saturday of every month offers a 3 hour window that this historic location is open to the public and and graciously hosted by a venerable curator that was more than familiar with the sites ethereal occupants from the past ...
she seemed less than willing to go onto the cellar and I was the only one that decided to venture down out of the group of visitors that arrived shortly after I had the place to myself ..a young man of about 11 or 12 followed me down and was the only one brave enough out of the party of adults he was with ..there is an original print of a photograph of Wilhelmina Kaske in the front parlor (below)...

 Both Helen Bieker and her daughter; Wilhelmina Kaske are said to have died here and are rumored to still roam the residence at night ...the identity of the little girl is the subject of much controversy and conjecture ...

http://www.indianaparanormal.com/haunted.html (http://www.indianaparanormal.com/haunted.html)

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Munster, Stallbohm-Kaske House Historical Museum
Legend: The original inn was burnt down on October 31, 1909. In 1949, Wilhelmina Kaske passed away in the front bedroom. In 1986, the house was sold to the town of Munster.
Phenomena: A figure was seen leaning out of the barn window. A presence was sensed in the bedroom. A worker was covered in paint when trying to paint over the wallpaper in the hallway. Cold spots have been felt and footsteps and loud crashes have been heard in the home.
Books: Haunted Indiana 3 (photo)


here's the video of the PBS feature on the site ...
http://www.videosurf.com/video/ghost-whisper-kaske-house-52490700 (http://www.videosurf.com/video/ghost-whisper-kaske-house-52490700)

 and here are the unedited (compressed)photos from Saturday's visit to the Kaske House 3-21-09 (73 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 22, 2009, 12:44:57 PM
outside of the Kaske House before going in ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 23, 2009, 10:23:59 AM
this is from the Kaske House ....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 23, 2009, 06:05:29 PM
from the Kaske House ....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 24, 2009, 05:49:34 AM
from The Kaske House....b :-)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 25, 2009, 10:52:24 AM

Here is the latest "Best Of Barek" remix complet with a Vivaldi score ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 26, 2009, 01:17:11 PM
from the Kaske House:...b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 27, 2009, 08:39:27 AM
from the Kaske House:....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 28, 2009, 10:01:54 AM
I have found little in the way of the archived information related to the Coburn family ...the nose less visage of Henry Coburn's bust mounted atop his marker only seems to accentuate the skull like spectacle of his already gaunt and dour expression...the sensations were very strong there last night ...

Lyonsville shares a Connection TO THE Stacy Peterson case with Queen of Heaven...

Quote
   
Mentally ill man disturbs Indian Head Park grave


    lyonsville cemetery ghost | Copyright informationCopyright 2008, The Doings (Western Springs - Indian Head Park, IL),

For a second time during the month, Indian Head Park Police were called to the Lyonsville Church Cemetery on Dec. 26.

According to a police report, Alsip resident William Cherep, who police said is suffering from mental illness, left papers, court documents, missing person's posters of Stacy Peterson, and photos of himself and his children at a grave site at the cemetery at 6871 Joliet Road, where he thinks Peterson, a missing 23-year-old from Bolingbrook, is buried.

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Strange photos, graffiti found
 

BOLINGBROOK, IL (WLS) -- Police in suburban Bolingbrook returned to the neighborhood of Drew and Stacy Peterson Wednesday morning.

They were responding to a call by a neighbor of the Petersons who found messages about the missing woman on her home and property.

Mother of two Stacy Peterson, 23, has been missing since October 28.

Neighbor Sharon Bychowski discovered dozens of pictures of a cemetery on her front lawn.

source and full article:
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=5856441 (http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=5856441)


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from last night's visit to Lyonsville: 3-27-09 (39 total) ....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 28, 2009, 02:55:42 PM
From Lyonsville.....b



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 29, 2009, 02:53:24 PM
Its hard to explain really ...
I feel that my participation in this field needs to stay as "hands on" as possible ...if I was to traverse some these locations with a "team" I suspect there would be too many distractions for me to focus but that's just me ...plus the added element of uneasiness making these solo ventures seems to help facilitate the sensations that I get ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 30, 2009, 11:25:10 AM
more from Lyonsville ...

I'm not a huge orb proponent, but I always seem to get the more interesting ones at this location....b :-)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 30, 2009, 08:18:04 PM
more from Lyonsville....b

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I implemented the highest ISO resolution for some of these ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 31, 2009, 06:17:47 PM
Hopefully I wont be cited by the MPI pixelation police for this one too....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 01, 2009, 05:18:22 PM
Holy Sepulchre is a new site for me and like other Catholic Cemeteries of notoriety, the enormity of the properety shall neccesitate multiple visits to cover photographically ...as expected there are common themes in all of these relating to catholicism and homogenous Christian allegory... the Easter baskets adorning some of the grave sites in served as a salient reminder than spring is rapidly approaching ...

I have elected to hold off on "The Miricle child" grave site for another visit pending further research ....


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Within Section 7, visitors will find the highly decorated grave of Mary Alice Quinn sometimes referred to as "Chicago's Miracle Child". Mary was born on December 28, 1920 to an Irish family. She was very mystically inclined; almost the Chicago version of Saint Theresa, to whom Mary was very devoted. She claimed to have seen a religious image on her wall and since that day became very devoted to religion. Before she died, Mary told her parents that she wanted to come back to help people after death. She died on November 8, 1935 at the tender age of fourteen.

Many incidents have been related, especially in the late 1930's and during the early 1940's of Mary's apparition appearing to people throughout Chicago's Southside. In fact, she has appeared to people around the world! They come to the cemetery and leave candles at her grave and also pray for favors. Some take away handfuls of dirt while others leave behind prayer books, rosaries, crucifixes, religious medallions and notes requesting divine intervention.

The current manifestation that is most often reported at the gravesite is the overwhelming scent of roses even in the dead of winter when there are no trees or flowers in bloom. The odor is definitely not somebody's perfume or stray smell as it is concentrated within a few feet of the grave and nowhere else. Even though there may be stiff breeze blowing, the psychic odor does not drift away with the wind!

There is also an alleged recent medical cure attributed to Mary Alice Quinn. A young couple gave birth to an infant that doctors diagnosed as terminal and would not live out the year. The couple refused to give up hope for the child. They had heard about the stories of Mary Alice Quinn and decided to pray to her for help. They brought their baby to the site, laid her on the grave and began to pray. All at once there was an overpowering scent of roses in the air. From that day the baby's health took a turn for the better and lived, mystifying the puzzled doctors and specialists. 

source and full article:
http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/holysepulchre/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/holysepulchre/)   


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Worth - Holy Sepulcher Cemetery - a grave sight of a young girl that omits the smell of roses even though there are no rose bushes to be found anywhere near the grave sight. The grave sight is said to have supernatural powers of healing and occurrences.


source:
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/illinois.htm (http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/illinois.htm)

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In the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Worth, Illinois is a grave site that has gained prominence not only to religious pilgrims but to paranormal researchers as well. The grave site is the burial place of young Mary Alice Quinn, a quiet child who died suddenly at the age of 14 in 1935. Before her death, she reportedly healed a number of people and she became very popular in the neighborhood for curing the sick. She was buried secretly under a grave stone belonging to the Reilly family. It was thought that this would keep her grave site secret and keep crowds of curiosity seekers away.

In the late 1930's and early 1940's, Mary's apparition reportedly began appearing to people throughout Chicago's south side and even in other parts of the world.  Eventually, it was learned where Mary Alice was buried and the stone was replaced with one bearing her name. Since that time, hundreds have visited the grave. Some of them take away handfuls of dirt but nearly all of them leave something behind, including prayer tokens, rosaries, coins and photos. They leave these items as an offering and to ask that Mary Alice intercede for them in prayer. Many claim to have been healed of their afflictions after visiting the grave.
Strangely, the phantom scent of roses is said to fill the air near the grave site. . . even when there are no roses around. The smell is said to be especially strong in the winter months.

source:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/ma_quinn.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/ma_quinn.html)

here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit 4-1-09 (64 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 02, 2009, 05:10:29 AM
From Holy Sepluchre....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 02, 2009, 09:58:53 AM
Holy Sepulchre with a bonus UFO?....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 02, 2009, 07:12:05 PM
From Holy Sepulchre....b 8-)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 03, 2009, 05:45:14 PM
from Holy Sepulchre....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 05, 2009, 09:50:02 AM
I found these Mr Halfhand

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 06, 2009, 01:44:08 PM
I'm not sure about this one but I'm getting better at this photo analyzing.

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Holy%20Sepulture/100_2263.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Holy%20Sepulture/100_2263.jpg)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 07, 2009, 10:25:28 AM
Barek is on the road now and has encouraged me to look over his last batch of photos

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 09, 2009, 07:28:49 PM
back to Holy Sepulchre (not a highlight )

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 10, 2009, 12:20:00 PM

back to Holy Sepulchre

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 12, 2009, 03:55:53 PM
Unseasonal down time fueled by an economy that is slowing everything to a crawl did provide me an opportunity to take a road trip to visit some suggested active sites in the vicinity of the Smokey mountains while taking in some scenery...
the sites shall remain unnamed by request but while a couple of those where simple interesting a couple of the primarily Baptist Cemeteries I encountered at night,the abandoned animal hospital and the Old Mill particular...
the Southern charm and hospitality has not diminished since my last trek across the Mason Dixon lay lines ...

here is the composite compressed photos from last weeks visit to the Smokey Mountain region of the southeast 4/09 (305 total)
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Road%20Trip%2009/?start=140 (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Road%20Trip%2009/?start=140)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 13, 2009, 11:23:59 AM
the "Old Mill" was my own discover (from Road Trip 09 )....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 13, 2009, 05:53:44 PM
From Road Trip '09....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 14, 2009, 04:59:54 PM
from Road Trip '09....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 15, 2009, 11:23:28 AM
from "Road Trip '09"....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 16, 2009, 05:01:09 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 16, 2009, 05:02:18 PM
more from road trip '09  :-)....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 17, 2009, 05:23:16 PM

taking into consideration  that there are some obvious motion blur and ISO incremental attributes in this one I find it interesting none the less....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 18, 2009, 05:26:44 PM
from road trip '09....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 19, 2009, 04:56:12 PM
From "Road Trip '09"....b
 


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halfhandshuffle:rage against the machine-testify
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JSBhI_0at0#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JSBhI_0at0#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 20, 2009, 10:33:27 AM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 20, 2009, 06:32:45 PM
I am quite impressed with you photos Mr Halfhand... 0:)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 21, 2009, 11:23:00 AM
I am quite impressed with you photos Mr Halfhand... 0:)

 :wink: thanks....

from Road Trip '09....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 22, 2009, 11:13:42 AM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 23, 2009, 05:18:26 AM
From Road Trip '09....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 23, 2009, 12:45:36 PM
From Road trip '09...

 8-) i give you an official "item of interest"....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 24, 2009, 08:05:06 PM
Road Trip '09 continued ....b

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We all know that all orbs are attributed to dust, moisture, airborne particulate matter ...unless of course they are mine....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 25, 2009, 05:32:17 PM
This was my sixth trip to Mt Carmel and as I have driven past the approximate location of "Big Al's" nondescript grave on previous excursions I have always sort of intentionally averted my eyes from that spot ...I have never been one to glorify organized crime and find the "gangsters" living the "thug life" of today rather cretinous and short lived, there is a certain reverence to the Capone mythos that only a life long Chicagoan can understand ....

a quote from my original trip ...
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Mt. Carmel Cemetery is the final resting place of Al Capone, is situated directly across the street from Queen of Heaven and is another famous Chicago haunted location ...the property itself is enormous and like other catholic cemeteries in the region, the monuments are spectacular...there are contemporary sculptures while there are others that stand timeless in their antiquity ...I only photographed roughly an eighth of the entire site ...it is much bigger than the view from the road suggests...there is one spot in particular that hit me in the solar plexus pretty hard...I would like to hear what other sensitives or clairvoyants may feel or see from these pictures... based on the size, of my coverage of site will be ongoing even though my time is going to become limited in the near future...
from Wikipedia:

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Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, Illinois. Mount Carmel is an active cemetery, located within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. The cemetery is located near the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) at Wolf and Roosevelt Roads. It is adjacent to two other cemeteries, those being Queen of Heaven Cemetery, another Catholic Cemetery, and Oakridge Glen Oaks Cemetery.

In 1901 Mount Carmel Cemetery was consecrated. The cemetery maintained its own office until 1965, when it combined operations with Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The cemetery is currently 214 acres in size. There are over 226,275 people buried at Mount Carmel, and about 800 people are interred annually at Mount Carmel.

The Bishop's Mausoleum is located at Mount Carmel Cemetery, designed by William J. Brinkmann is the final resting places of the Bishops and Archbishops of Chicago. Most recently, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was buried here after his 1996 death. Also on the cemetery grounds are the final resting places of a number of local organized crime figures, most notably Al Capone. There are over 400 family mausoleums located on the cemetery grounds.

Cemetery Details
Year established:    1901
Country:    United States
Location:    Hillside, Illinois
Coordinates:    [show location on an interactive map] 41°51'51?N 87°54'27?W? / ?41.86417, -87.9075Coordinates: [show location on an interactive map] 41°51'51?N 87°54'27?W? / ?41.86417, -87.9075
Type:    Roman Catholic
Owned by:    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
Size:    214 acres
Number of gravesites:    226,275

full article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Carmel_Cemetery_(Hillsdale) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Carmel_Cemetery_(Hillsdale))


The Italian Bride...

the photos from 3-20-09
http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mt%20Carmel%205%20The%20Italian%20Bride/ (http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Mt%20Carmel%205%20The%20Italian%20Bride/)


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Friends and relatives of Julia said that because the body was uncorrupt could only mean that she was a saint. The body of Julia was resealed in a coffin and reburied. An imposing monument was erected showing Julia in her wedding dress holding a bouquet of roses. On the base of the monument are two small porcelain photographs. The first one shows her in her wedding dress and it is the one the monument was copied from. The second picture is photographic proof of the story because it shows Julia lying asleep in her coffin, loose dirt lying around the casket and the lid just taken off.

But Julia's story goes much farther then just the body in the ground. Students of Proviso West High School just east of the cemetery on Wolf Road have reported seeing a girl walking through the cemetery by night. In fact, rumors that Julia was walking through the cemetery emptied a school dance near Halloween in 1976.

A carload of people driving down Harrison Street were startled to see a girl walking through the tombstones. They saw this girl and stopped the car to have a better look. They assumed it was someone playing a prank for Halloween. As they watched, they became very frightened because they realized that it was pouring rain outside and although it was very wet, the girl that they could see only 25 to 30 feet away walking through the cemetery was perfectly dry. Her hair and dress untouched by the fall weather. They left the area in a hurry!!

Interviews from the Hillside Police Department have yielded strange things out there like odd white shapes floating around. This has been seen by a number of the police department. These are apparently different from the Julia sightings, as these are multiple sightings.

source and full article:
http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/mtcarmel/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/mtcarmel/)

more on the net:

http://www.chicagohauntings.com/julia.html (http://www.chicagohauntings.com/julia.html)

http://www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/mtcarmel/buccola.html (http://www.graveyards.com/IL/Cook/mtcarmel/buccola.html)

http://www.prairieghosts.com/mt_carmel.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/mt_carmel.html)

http://www.marbleorchard.com/mountcarmel5.html (http://www.marbleorchard.com/mountcarmel5.html)

http://static.mintchaos.com/mercuriosity/archives/002216.shtml (http://static.mintchaos.com/mercuriosity/archives/002216.shtml)


http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/6386 (http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/6386)

http://www.prairieghosts.com/capone.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/capone.html)


Here are the unedited photos from today's visit 4-25-09 ( 77 total)

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"The Revolving Monument":

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"The Italian Bride":

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 25, 2009, 05:33:25 PM

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 25, 2009, 05:51:28 PM


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 26, 2009, 05:07:12 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 28, 2009, 08:48:53 AM
from Mount Carmel ( Capone's grave).....b


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halfhandshuffle:sabbath/dio-die young
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 29, 2009, 10:13:28 AM
Mount Carmel 6.....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 29, 2009, 01:50:08 PM
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halfhandshuffle: primus-my name is mud
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 30, 2009, 12:58:23 PM
Mount Carmel ....b



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 30, 2009, 08:46:19 PM
Mount Carmel .....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 01, 2009, 03:27:41 PM

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 02, 2009, 12:54:45 PM
Mount Carmel 6 ......b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 03, 2009, 01:41:43 PM
The Archer Avenue gates to Fairmont Memorial Park lies between St James Church and The Willow Brook Ballroom along the farthest, forest draped reaches of that famous stretch of Chicago land roadway.  There was no predetermined destination when I stumbled into my jeep slopping coffee on my lap at 5 am this morning,  but knowing that there was a good chance of finding an open pre dawn gate at either St James or Fairmount was a safe bet and traversing the distance before full sunrise to Archer Woods or Sacred Heart being another two off-hour options I have not been to recently pointed me in that direction…As I passed the enigmatic, landmark sign that read Willow Brook Ballroom no less than a half a block on the left the open gates to Fairmount became visible in the waning morning darkness…the last few visits there are indelibly etched in my mind as the unlikely combination of both scenic and foreboding …I have in the past always feel literally sick when I got too close to the “Savage Tower” and today was no exception ….

Here are the unedited (cropped) photos from today’s visit 5-3-09 (51 total)…..b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 03, 2009, 05:41:39 PM
from Fairmount....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 04, 2009, 01:03:23 PM
From Fairmount....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 05, 2009, 10:38:36 AM
From Fairmount:

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 06, 2009, 09:14:46 AM


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 07, 2009, 06:46:37 PM
from Fairmount:



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 07, 2009, 06:47:30 PM
Fairmount:

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 08, 2009, 11:47:01 AM
From Fairmount:.....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 09, 2009, 03:23:01 PM
From Fairmount......b


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halfhandshuffle:lambofgod-now you've got something to die for
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGppxBBb7E#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGppxBBb7E#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 10, 2009, 09:45:56 AM
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Mother’s Day marked a epoch in the transitional stages of ST James history I learned this morning upon perusing the PDF I added below following this morning’s visit… the cars that started filing at a steady stream for the 8:00 am service served as an irresistible invitation to get a some shots of the inside of the church …my aplomb  greeting and feigned nonchalance was met with a curt “good morning” but I wasn’t challenged as I walked in the from door if the old chapel for a couple of pre service shots of the inside (beautiful)…the history of the Cal Sag area quarries and interconnecting  I&M Canal system is stained with the blood of  work related accidents and labor disputes that  actually pitted  neighboring communities against each other as striking workers from Lemont and Lockport were replaced by workers from Joliet and surrounding communities that culminated in a confrontation between an angry crowds and a “militia” that was dispatched at the behest of the project management and the local government to quell the protest  and perceived civil insurrection  that resulted  in a conflict between the crowd that left three dead and scores were injured including women …there serenity and tangible spiritual presence has earned this site the distinction of being one of my favorites of the famous Archer Avenue  sites …the surrounding woods are as ominous as they are scenic and are an endless source of legend and exploration ….


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The Church at St. James Sag is the second oldest Catholic Church in Northern Illinois and dates back to 1833. It was originally a mission and was the site of a French signal post in the late 1600s. Father Jacques Marquette might have offered Mass on the bluff in 1673 and/or in 1675. Three buildings make up the parish structure. The first is the unique and beautiful church; the second, the rectory built with the same pale yellow Lemont stone in 1942; and the third, Saginaw Hall built in 1912 and later remodeled in 1970. The large main gates, fabricated in 1905 for Western Electric in Cicero, were installed at the entryway in 1980. This location is commonly known as "Monk's Castle" because it was said that if you were caught trespassing out there at night, the monks would catch you and make you kneel down on ball bearings all night in prayer. There never were any monks stationed here and it's simply a folk legend.

A very interesting report comes from a Cook County policeman and a two-page report submitted by him. The encounter occurred on the Friday before Thanksgiving in 1977. The officer was on patrol about 2:30 in the morning and as he drove past the cemetery he saw, through the gates, eight or nine figures dressed in monk-like outfits. Knowing that there should be no one in there at that hour, he called out to them to come out and be arrested for trespass. The monks just continued to walk to the top of the hill. He then grabbed the shotgun from his car and began to pursue these individuals. The monks had no difficulty with the terrain, however the police officer was stumbling and tripping over tombstones and uneven terrain. He got to the top of the hill within seconds of the individuals however they were no where to be found. He then ran down the hill towards 107th Street but found nothing. Even an intensive search later turned up no clues as to the identities or whereabouts of the monk-like figures. He now believes that what he encountered were not humans at all but some kind of ghostly phantom manifestations.

The area has been known to been haunted well back to the pioneer history of the area. The area was settled by the Irish back in the 1830s. They formed what was called the Sag Community. A former pastor Father Ploszynski, who died in the rectory on May 10, 1970, confided to friends on his deathbed that he could often look out his rectory window at night and see the ground rising and falling as if the earth itself were breathing!

The first reported ghost story dates back to September 30, 1897 and was reported in the Chicago Tribune. Two musicians Professor William Looney and John Kelly decided after finishing their performance about 1 in the morning to stay in a small building overnight. About an hour later, Looney was awakened by the sound of hoofs on the gravel road. He looked out the window and saw a carriage. It came up the road that is now Archer Avenue and up to the gravel entranceway, stop and turn around. He saw what appeared to be a girl in a white robe just appear out of nowhere. She got into the coach with the driver, they turned around again and just as they passed the archway, the coach, driver and everything just vanished! This was during Rev. Bollman's reign.

Recent reports include a phantom black stallion which many people have seen roaming the graveyard at night and the face of the devil in appearing in rectory windows.

St. James is located near the intersection of Archer and 107th Street and nearby Rt. 83.


source:
http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/sagbridge/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/sagbridge/)

more: (PDF)

http://www.historicstjames.org/history/recorded_history/1998CB/1998_cb_03.pdf (http://www.historicstjames.org/history/recorded_history/1998CB/1998_cb_03.pdf)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 10, 2009, 11:46:28 AM
St James.....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 11, 2009, 11:39:47 AM
From St James.....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 11, 2009, 05:09:13 PM

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halfhandshuffle:tommy-pinball wizard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHxpy7O004s#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHxpy7O004s#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 12, 2009, 06:26:12 AM
From St James

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halfhandshuffle:disturbed-land of confusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTEpPVK2PE#noexternalembed&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NTEpPVK2PE#noexternalembed&feature=related)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 13, 2009, 10:44:08 AM
From St James:....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: WOLFSONG on May 13, 2009, 11:28:37 AM
They're invisible star-wars fighters.  *<:)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 13, 2009, 12:53:11 PM
They're invisible star-wars fighters.  *<:)

 :-o
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 13, 2009, 07:39:38 PM
St James ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 14, 2009, 06:09:23 AM
St James....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 15, 2009, 11:45:35 AM
St James ....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 15, 2009, 06:24:53 PM
From St James.....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 16, 2009, 11:25:04 AM
St James....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 17, 2009, 01:45:36 PM
St James


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 17, 2009, 06:06:43 PM
St James (gnome)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 18, 2009, 05:28:49 PM
Bachelor's Grove 12 : The Well Of Souls

I was pleasantly surprised to see that the forest Preserve District finally made a concerted effort remove and defoliate some of the overgrowth and remove the cumulative litter from the past few years of neglect, vandalism, disrespect and ritualistic desecration that has taken place there  Gone were the three massive, toppled tree trunks that effortlessly flattened the cemetery fence line at almost intentionally seeming triangulated points in that rectangular plot of land thus further insinuating the reclamation efforts of the surrounding woods…
To the west of the cemetery the old road is intermittently visible past the creek and long since removed bridge, in some places it appeared as if it were recently paved in others it is virtually indistinguishable from the forest floor save for the elevated grade in contrast …
I relocated the first well I discovered last year and two others in addition to what appeared to be the foundation of the house that the website stated was the focus of recent excavation project that further instigated speculation and controversy as to whom the land was owned before the inception of village or township records intro public archives …
The excavation sites served to further accentuate the already surreal and somewhat sinister feel that the dark brooding woods permeated the farther west of the well traversed paths that I ventured leading away from the cemetery … some of the artifacts in the way of broken plates were left at the foundation and displayed prominently on a concrete slab (photo below)…personally I find this area of the woods far more foreboding than the famous cemetery itself…

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   The following is the remains of a house located west of the cemetery. It is less than a five minute walk and a detailed map on how to get there will be made in the future. What you are seeing on the right is water well. The picture below is the remains to the foundation of the house. As you can see, it is very hard to make out where the actual foundation is located.    Although there are now a few maps known which indicate the ownership of the land around Bachelors’ Grove cemetery, the first map brought to our attention which gives us an idea as to who may have owned the house was sent in by Sharon Coyle of Oak Forest, Illinois. It was created by Hyacinth Wrehsnig and obtained from the periodical 1892-1992: The History of Oak Forest, Illinois (which you can view here). Given that the property the house is located on was owned my various persons it is not clear as to who actually built it. So far only two people has been found being Edward M. Everden and Frederick Schmidt. Under closer observation of the map by Brad L. Bettenhausen of the Tinley Park Historical Society, it is now known that James Fullerton was not the actual person owning the house as stated in the past. Please be safe when visiting the area and treat it with respect.
   For the only document on paper found so far verifying that two homes were in fact built within the five minute walk West of Bachelors’ Grove cemetery click here:
http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/Archive/Maps/1904/Mitchell/1904.jpg (http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/Archive/Maps/1904/Mitchell/1904.jpg)

If you happen to have a GPS receiver here are the coordinates:
provided by Rob Johnson of Chicago
-41º  37 Minutes  51 Seconds North
- 87º  46 Minutes  6 Seconds West
   At the time these photos were taken the well was about 2-3 feet deep. Some people that were out there decided there was a possibility that it had a hollow spot to it under the rocks and dirt and that meant it could pose as a danger for people visiting there. They were into cave and rock climbing and had the right equipment to climb into the hole and still be safe, so they went ahead and tried to prove whether or not it was true. As it turned out there was no hollow spot found after five hours of digging. But be thankful that someone out there was looking into this.

Source:
http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/ (http://www.bachelorsgrove.com/)
 
Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today’s visit to Bachelor’s Grove 5-15-09 (106 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 19, 2009, 11:15:47 AM
Bachelor's Grove 12.....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 19, 2009, 03:34:38 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 20, 2009, 06:49:34 AM
Bachelors Grove 12....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: DracoMorgendorffer on May 20, 2009, 11:39:23 AM
Nice pics =)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 20, 2009, 02:47:40 PM
Nice pics =)

 :-) thanks. ..the over growth does impede the analysis but I love this.....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 21, 2009, 06:24:24 AM
Bachelors Grove....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 21, 2009, 05:04:02 PM
Bachelors Grove....

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halfhandshuffle:prodigy-breath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PAHbqq-o4#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PAHbqq-o4#noexternalembed)



Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: onishadowolf on May 21, 2009, 07:56:25 PM
Love the pictures!

Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 22, 2009, 10:13:48 AM
Love the pictures!

Keep them coming.


 :wink: thanks! ...
I have alot more planned for the summer  :-)....b




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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 22, 2009, 03:52:20 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 23, 2009, 09:45:55 AM
Bachelors Grove....b

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halfhandshuffle:primus-jerry was a racecar driver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxAol0wbak#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxAol0wbak#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 24, 2009, 10:17:23 AM
Bachelor's Grove....

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halfhandshuffle;dio/sabbath-neon knights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhe1SuBGkiA#noexternalembed&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhe1SuBGkiA#noexternalembed&feature=related)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 25, 2009, 03:12:36 PM

Holy Sepulchre 2: The Miracle Child's Grave

The intermittent rain and cool afternoon breeze was not the hindrance I feared as I made my way to the south suburbs today… The grave of Mary Alice Quinn is in section 7 and constitutes large portion of the cemetery… as I only had the section number to go by you can imagine how daunting a task locating hers in the sea of granite that the first photo below depicts when I stopped and parked…what are the chances of parking at random and walking past row after row of tombstones then literally walking right up to it …that in itself was miraculous, but the continuing pilgrimage to this site is quantified by the mementos and religious adornments left thee by recent  visitors …
I personally did not smell roses that the legend portends that like Mary’s Patron Saint; Therese of Liseaux  would “send showers of roses to those that prayed in her name” but there is an ambience in the area surrounding her grave that I felt just before her famous marker can unexpectedly into view  ….



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Many incidents have been related, especially in the late 1930's and during the early 1940's of Mary's apparition appearing to people throughout Chicago's Southside. In fact, she has appeared to people around the world! They come to the cemetery and leave candles at her grave and also pray for favors. Some take away handfuls of dirt while others leave behind prayer books, rosaries, crucifixes, religious medallions and notes requesting divine intervention.

source and full article:
http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/holysepulchre/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/holysepulchre/)


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CHICAGO'S MIRACLE CHILD
THE GRAVE OF MARY ALICE QUINN
HOLY SEPULCHER CEMETERY

This grave site in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery marks the burial place of Mary Alice Quinn.
Hundreds of people have reported miraculous healings while visiting here and if you notice in the photo, you can see the dozens of offerings left behind by those still seeking Mary's healing power and intercession.

source and full article:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/ma_quinn.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/ma_quinn.html)

more on the net:
http://graveyards.com/IL/Cook/holysepulchre/quinn.html (http://graveyards.com/IL/Cook/holysepulchre/quinn.html)



Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today’s visit 5-25-09 (76 total)….b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 25, 2009, 05:36:53 PM
Holy Sepulchre 2: The Miracle Child's Grave

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 26, 2009, 05:03:17 AM
Holy Sepultre 2



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 26, 2009, 05:30:10 PM
Holy Sepulchre 2: The Miracle Child's Grave

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 27, 2009, 11:13:33 AM
From Holy Sepultre; an item of interest....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 30, 2009, 07:05:39 AM
From Holy Sepultre and an "item of interest"

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halfhandshuffle:sid & nancy- my way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYS50T5Ea5g#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYS50T5Ea5g#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 31, 2009, 02:39:27 PM
Holy Sepultre:

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 01, 2009, 10:02:36 AM
Holy Sepultre....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 02, 2009, 12:57:36 PM
Holy Sepultre....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 02, 2009, 03:11:04 PM
Holy Sepultre....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 04, 2009, 02:57:18 PM
Road Trip 2

The activity associated with these undisclosed Smokey Mountain area sites has apparently not diminished since my previous visit …
I visited the old tin mill twice, once at night and once during the day and considering what felt there and what I already see in the photos even at a cursory glance has convinced me to not only research the background of this landmark and also to postulate some theories as to possible contributory elemental factors...
the tin sided structure, the water way that spun the long since removed wheel, the iron rich soil that makes for that bright red dirt that us northun folk find so fascinating? …I returned to one of the old Baptist cemeteries during the day that I visited at night the last time and tracked down two more at night that are new additions and have been reputed to be the sights of haunting based on local legend
I also ventured into an old abandoned house that was guarded by somber bovine sentries (below) I do need to remind you all that based on the condition of the floors and over all dilapidated state of this building and the old mill the choice that I made to enter these buildings was certainly one made taking the inherent danger of doing so into careful consideration 

Here the unedited (compressed) photos from Road Trip 2  6-3-09 ( 109 total)
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 04, 2009, 02:58:11 PM
Road trip 2

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 05, 2009, 12:21:43 PM
Road Trip 2 ...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 06, 2009, 11:54:27 AM
Road Trip 2

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 07, 2009, 05:12:37 AM
Road Trip 2....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 09, 2009, 02:24:07 PM
Road Trip 2...

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halfhandshuffle:savatage-hall of the mountain king
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpEfL18LpI#noexternalembed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpEfL18LpI#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 10, 2009, 05:29:01 PM
Road Trip 2


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 11, 2009, 04:04:41 PM
Road Trip 2....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 12, 2009, 08:01:34 AM
Road Trip 2

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 13, 2009, 05:28:02 PM
Road Trip 2....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 14, 2009, 07:58:11 PM
Road Trip 09......b



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 16, 2009, 05:35:47 PM
Road Trip 2
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 18, 2009, 01:38:44 PM
Bethania 2

Bethania is next to Resurrection Cemetery and like it's nefarious neighbor to the north, is a known hotbed for paranormal activity ...my previous and fledgling trip to this location fell on the heels of my 2nd trip to the UK last year...I remember that I was somewhat depleted both physically and spiritually on that day, but oddly my sensitivities were heightened that cold late November afternoon last year ...One wonders what special qualities imbue this famous stretch of Chicago Roadway that was once an Indian trail and has made this one of the most haunted areas in the united States ....

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Resurrection Mary, is more than just a collection of ghost sightings. It's also the first in-depth account of the history, mystery & hauntings of Archer Avenue, a former Indian trail that is one of the oldest roadways in the Chicago region. Other historical hauntings that are explored in the search for Resurrection Mary are:

* The Hauntings of Chinatown
* The Ghost Stories of the old Lexington Hotel
* History & Hauntings of Bridgeport, from the Devil in the Dance Hall to the Headless Horseman of the 1894 Railroad Riots
* Archer Avenue's Haunted Graveyards, from ghost sightings at Bethania Cemetery to the Weeping Woman of Archer Woods
* Kean Avenue Hauntings
* Mysteries of the Forest Preserves, from Werewolves to the Story of Red Gate Woods
* The True Story behind the Maple Lake Spook Light
* Willow Spring's Haunted Fire Station
* Rico D's: The Haunted Roadhouse
* Farewell to the Grimes Sisters: The Mystery & Hauntings of Chicago's Most Chilling Unsolved Mystery
* Hauntings at St. James-Sag Church & Burial Ground


source and full article:
https://www.prairieghosts.com/mary_book.html (https://www.prairieghosts.com/mary_book.html)

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit  6-18-09 (85 total).....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 19, 2009, 12:26:52 PM
Bethania 2....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 20, 2009, 11:34:14 AM
Bethania 2......

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 21, 2009, 11:40:52 AM
Bethania 2

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 22, 2009, 01:01:26 PM
Bethania 2....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 22, 2009, 06:40:20 PM

This one is lurking near Resurrection Cemetery fence line....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 23, 2009, 02:30:10 PM
Bethania 2....

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http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/BarekHalfhand/3251-3.jpg (http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/BarekHalfhand/3251-3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 24, 2009, 03:00:47 PM
Bethania 2....

This one was taken seconds before the other one that captured this "item of interest" along the Resurrection fence line...perhaps I can incorporate another look at this to a near future return trip to RC to see if I can debunk it....b

(http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/BarekHalfhand/th_100_3303.jpg)
http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/BarekHalfhand/100_3303.jpg (http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/BarekHalfhand/100_3303.jpg)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 25, 2009, 02:13:38 PM
Best of Barek 3....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 25, 2009, 02:14:25 PM
from Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery:

http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70120-1/100_1439.jpg (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70120-1/100_1439.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70130-1/1439_c.jpg)

xxxxxxxxxx


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From Lithuanian National Cemetery:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/Mary/100_1585.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/Mary/100_1585.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70868-1/1585_a.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70871-1/1585_b.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70862-1/1585_c.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70865-1/1585_d.jpg)

xxxxxxxxxx

From Lithuanian National Cemetery:

http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70755-1/100_1588.jpg (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70755-1/100_1588.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70882-1/1588_a.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70885-1/1588_b.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70876-1/1588_c.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70879-1/1588_d.jpg)

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From Lithuanian National Cemetery:
   

this "item" is actually standing on the Archer Woods side of the fence ...


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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/70900-1/1601_c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 25, 2009, 02:15:06 PM
from Queen of Heaven:

http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69165-1/100_1144.jpg (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69165-1/100_1144.jpg)

(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69181-1/1144_a.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69190-1/1144_d.jpg)

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from Peabody Estate:

http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69699-1/100_1300.jpg (http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69699-1/100_1300.jpg)

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(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/69696-1/1300_d.jpg)

xxxxxx

from an earlier Lyonsville excursion ( not sure where he has the orginal)


(http://www.book-of-thoth.com/modules/gallery2/68148-1/0829_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 25, 2009, 02:15:41 PM

From Holy Sepulture:

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Holy%20Sepulture/100_2295.jpg (http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg397/MrHalfhand/Holy%20Sepulture/100_2295.jpg)

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xxxxxxxxxxxx

Holy Sepulchre 2: The Miracle Child's Grave


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 25, 2009, 02:16:05 PM
from road trip 09

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Devinoir on June 26, 2009, 03:11:31 AM
What IS this all about, dear Barek?
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 26, 2009, 05:54:43 PM
What IS this all about, dear Barek?

if you have to ask then here is my suggestion  :wink:...

(http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_141/1177087595c3gdkr.jpg)


Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 26, 2009, 05:56:20 PM
I have made it a policy of late to follow my instincts and today they led me back to Queen of Heaven ...I made the usual pilgrimage to the famous apparition site formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese back in the early 90's and and still remains enough of an attraction to the faithful and curious alike to motivate the installation of a  mini shrine and parking lot dedicated to that featureless, undeveloped south end of the cemetery...
I also was permitted access to the Main Mausoleum chapel and took a good volume of photos there and a small portion of the West Wing to give some of you that are unfamiliar with the site and my journeys there a ephemeral glimpse of the inside to pique your interest...and usual this non catholic found himself dabbing holy water on his forehead from of the urns that they have strategically positioned at each entrance...

This building is a place I have been to many times now and it still strikes me as ominous as it looms in the windshield ...
There still is an angry presence on the 3rd floor that was carried over from a life of brooding bitterness that I brushed aside with my competing annoyance over the lighting challenges I faced photographically...
there is always mixed energies in the vicinity of the basement Madonna statue ...I am certain (by intuition) that there has been several cleansing incantations down there and equally as many desecration rituals performed in retaliation ...
I have suspected other things have taken place here that are so unspeakable that I will not dare to even hint at what I suspect ...
and there are spots that seem to be so completely charged or imbued with auric euphoria that I was literally overwhelmed with a sense of contentment and well being ...
one also wonders why there are holy water urns strategically mounted on each side of the doors at all exits?....   

Quote
The Roman Catholic Church researches each of the alleged apparitions and determines their validity. The Pope grants official approval for each incident of Marian appearances. Bishops conduct investigations for evidence for submittal for Papal approval.

1990
Hillside , Illinois USA
Joseph Reinholtz

source:
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/mariabode/english.htm (http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/mariabode/english.htm)

Quote
THE VIRGIN MARY IN ILLINOIS
In recent times, Mary has also reportedly appeared to six children in war-torn Bosnia, an event that has attracted more than 11 million people from around the globe. One such man was Joseph Reinholtz, a retired railroad worker from Hillside, Illinois. He had been suffering from blurred vision and periods of blindness and journeyed to Bosnia to pray and meet with one of the children who has seen Mary, Vicka. She prayed over Reinholtz in 1987 and upon his return to Illinois, his sight slowly returned.

Reinholtz returned to Bosnia in 1989 and Vicks then instructed him that he was to look for a large crucifix, next to a three-branched tree. Here, he was to pray. He later discovered this location at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside and began to make frequent trips to the spot to pray. On August 15, 1990, Reinholtz had his first visitation from Mary and it was repeated on November 1, when she returned with St. Michael and three other angels. Soon, word of the visitations leaked out and thousands of people began flocking to the cross. It wasn't long before complaints about the number of spectators caused the cemetery officials to move the cross to another location in 1992. It is very accessible now, having a paved parking lot next to it.

The visitations have reportedly continued and occur every day but Tuesday, which is coincidentally the day that the Archdiocese of Chicago placed a "restriction of obedience" on Reinholtz and asked that he not visit the cemetery. But the late Hillside man is not the only person to report miracles at the site of the Queen of Heaven cross. There have been dozens of photographs taken here which purport to show angels and various types of light phenomena. Others claim to have seen blood coming from the cross and have reported the scent of roses in the air.

I visited the site a couple of years ago and found it surrounded by the faithful, praying and passing out religious literature. I was also shown a number of the "miraculous" photos taken here and confess that it looked like bad photography and a lot of sun glare to me... but cannot argue about the importance of the photos in the lives of the believers.

Sadly, Joseph Reinholtz suffered a stroke in February 1995 and was hospitalized, where Mary continued to visit him. He passed away in December 1996, but his legacy remains in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, where a crucifix stands and where those who believe still experience miraculous visitations.

source and full article:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/virgin.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/virgin.html)

more on the net:
http://books.google.com/books?id=57YVj0rQLsUC&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=queen+of+heaven+cemetery+hillside+haunted&source=bl&ots=2RrKTdiE85&sig=QkMcVO-CgGybKSPYUzZOKcscYy4&hl=en&ei=LUVFSp6ALYfsMe3KtKMB&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1 (http://books.google.com/books?id=57YVj0rQLsUC&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=queen+of+heaven+cemetery+hillside+haunted&source=bl&ots=2RrKTdiE85&sig=QkMcVO-CgGybKSPYUzZOKcscYy4&hl=en&ei=LUVFSp6ALYfsMe3KtKMB&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1)

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today’s visit...6-26-09 (168 total)... and as is the policy; I will share the screening process with you as it progresses ....b
http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/TheNotoriousMrhalfhand/?start=0 (http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/TheNotoriousMrhalfhand/?start=0)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 27, 2009, 11:36:24 AM
Queen of Heaven 6....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Devinoir on June 27, 2009, 11:57:36 PM
wow
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 28, 2009, 11:05:12 AM
wow

Can you see it? 8-)....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 29, 2009, 10:49:40 AM
Queen Of Heaven.....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 29, 2009, 05:01:42 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6.....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 30, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
Queen of Heaven 6


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 02, 2009, 10:16:36 AM
Queen Of Heaven 6....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 02, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
Best of Barek 3

from Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery:


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 02, 2009, 12:19:03 PM
Best of Barek 3


From the 1st Queen Of Heaven Mausoleum visit (4-07)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 03, 2009, 12:15:47 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 04, 2009, 11:10:24 AM
Queen Of Heaven 6....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 05, 2009, 12:28:43 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 06, 2009, 04:31:08 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6 ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 07, 2009, 02:36:16 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 08, 2009, 03:26:04 PM
Queen Of Heaven 6.....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 09, 2009, 12:30:18 PM
Peabody Estate 5: The Friary

My previously visits to the main mansion have always sparked an interest in expanding my coverage of this location to the St Paschel Friary located at the southwest end of the estate that and the gloomy, humid overcast served as the perfect backdrop for an excursion to this isolated and somewhat menacing portion of the property...I elected to park in the "dog  park" lot just north of the building and hiked to the main entrance off of the main road that much to my delight was chained but devoid of "no trespassing" signs...as I made my way up the driveway and the massive structure loomed into view I was overwhelmed with an a sense of foreboding that the oppressive building seemed to amplify as I approached ...as I got close enough to the front door to peer through the windows I noticed that there were actually lights on inside at random places that served as a stark contrast to the state of disrepair, abandonment and overgrowth insinuated from the outside....
     

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Following the acquisition of the property by the Franciscans, the St. Francis Retreat House was established. Retreats began in 1925 and were held through 1991. The Franciscans built the St. Joseph Seminary in 1925-1927 located west of the present day Mayslake site. The Seminary closed in 1977. The structure was demolished in 1992 and Covingtgon Court subdivision was built upon the site. The Retreat Wing, located at the west side of the Peabody mansion was built in the 1950's for retreatants. St. Paschal's Friary was built entirely by hand between 1950 and 1967 by the Franciscan Friars. Fr. Rene Ettelbrick, architect, designed the building after a castle in Wurzburg, Germany. The Friary closed in 1991.

source and full article:
http://www.saltcreekgreenwayassociation.org/files/savingmayslake.html (http://www.saltcreekgreenwayassociation.org/files/savingmayslake.html)

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Right off of 83 there is this massive gothic looking structure, thats quite creepy, this massive structure is peabodys mansion, peabody repordetly died of a heart attack and shortly after that his family moved out of the house, the place is truly creepy and locals often see apparitions.
source:
http://www.strangeusa.com/ViewLocation.aspx?locationid=3060 (http://www.strangeusa.com/ViewLocation.aspx?locationid=3060)

more on the net:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayslake_Peabody_Estate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayslake_Peabody_Estate)

http://books.google.com/books?id=57YVj0rQLsUC&pg=PA89&lpg=PA89&dq=peabody+Oak+brook+haunted&source=bl&ots=2RrLUeiH52&sig=O3GMJMYfFthKxiEhZyv8sTbBymY&hl=en&ei=KDZWSqmQCYLCNq7o7J0I&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1 (http://books.google.com/books?id=57YVj0rQLsUC&pg=PA89&lpg=PA89&dq=peabody+Oak+brook+haunted&source=bl&ots=2RrLUeiH52&sig=O3GMJMYfFthKxiEhZyv8sTbBymY&hl=en&ei=KDZWSqmQCYLCNq7o7J0I&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1)

here are the unedited (compressed) photos from todays visit to Peabody Estate/St Paschel Friary ... 7-9-09 (83 total) ....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 09, 2009, 03:37:02 PM
The Peabody Estate 5: The Friary...

And as always: I make no claims, just simply point out "items of interest"....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 10, 2009, 03:18:06 PM
Peabody Estate 5: The Friary...


The first one was shot through a window but here it is anyway.....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 11, 2009, 07:07:37 PM
The Peabody Estate: The Friary....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 13, 2009, 03:01:05 PM
The Peabody Estate: The Friary ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 14, 2009, 02:38:28 PM
Peabody Estate 5: The Friary....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 15, 2009, 08:18:18 PM
The Peabody Estate: The Friary ...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 16, 2009, 06:30:24 PM
The Peabody Estate 5: the Friary....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 18, 2009, 12:58:18 PM
The Peabody Estate 5: the Friary....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 19, 2009, 02:14:20 PM
Road Trip 3

This is an area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and while a degree of anonymity was requested, these locations are reputed to be haunted by the locals...
There are noticeable differences in the energies that I feel initially that are perceived as spiritually "active" locations in new areas, and those energies that are inherently innate to that geographical area that not are not necessarily of a spiritual nature ...it was especially pronounced when I ventured to Europe, but even a moderately distanced excursion within the U.S. can provide distinctly notable differences in the energetic variables ...Be it the presence of a Yankee or a reciprocal difference in my visibility, I seemed to have aroused some curiosity in some of the places I photographed this time around ( some new, some repeat sites ) 
 

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 20, 2009, 05:18:14 PM
Road Trip 3

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 21, 2009, 06:25:45 PM
Road Trip 3

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 22, 2009, 06:44:02 PM
Road Trip 3


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 23, 2009, 05:48:09 PM
Road Trip 3

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 24, 2009, 05:03:41 PM
Road Trip 3...

I added more sites to Road Trip 3 and so far I am pleased with the few that I have thus far examined...

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from RT 3.5  7-09 (190 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 25, 2009, 11:24:26 AM
Road Trip 3 (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 26, 2009, 10:47:17 AM
Road Trip 3 (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 28, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
Road Trip 3 (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 29, 2009, 05:53:17 PM
Road Trip 3 (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 31, 2009, 10:54:53 AM
Road Trip 3 (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 02, 2009, 06:39:24 AM
Road Trip 3......

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 03, 2009, 11:48:47 AM
Road Trip 3 cont.....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 04, 2009, 05:22:26 PM
Combined Lemont Sites

Historic Lemont has always captivated my interest and as I have cohorts in the area that by word of mouth have related some sites that have both paranormal activity as well as historic significance reported by neighbors and friends... I located the two (very old) cemeteries and an associated church nearby (St Alphonsus) that I got inside under the pretense of religious conversion (beautiful) and while I only got exterior shots of the historical society building (a very old church) a Lutheran church and Lemont School all of which are still operational in lieu of the the preservation effort to retain their antiquity despite recent renovations ...
The Church of the first of the two cemeteries I visited (St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery) is located blocks away and I only found it because I was curious about the looming cathedral tower perched prominently at the highest vantage point of Lemont that I noticed crossing the bridge into town earlier upon arrival...and much to my delight it was St Cyril (a site of reported activity by a former member )...and as luck would have it I was granted  brief access for a few shots inside as well ...

http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/StcyrilPix.html (http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/StcyrilPix.html)

http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/StalPix.html (http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/StalPix.html)


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from today's visit to historic Lemont Ill. (combined sites) 8-4-09 (127 total)....b
http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/TheNotoriousMrhalfhand/enhancements/Lemont/ (http://s790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/TheNotoriousMrhalfhand/enhancements/Lemont/)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 05, 2009, 09:46:09 AM
Lemont sites (cont.)

These were the first "items" that I noticed at a cursory glance ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 06, 2009, 02:10:15 PM
Lemont Sites (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 08, 2009, 11:49:42 AM
Combined Lemont Sites (cont)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 09, 2009, 04:02:17 PM
Lemont Sites (cont.)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 10, 2009, 10:50:16 AM
Combined Lemont Sites (cont.).....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 11, 2009, 05:25:48 AM
Lemont Sites (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 12, 2009, 03:24:16 PM
More from "Lemont Sites"....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 13, 2009, 12:45:07 PM
Combined Lemont sites (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 14, 2009, 07:56:36 AM
Lemont sites (cont.)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 15, 2009, 01:41:09 PM
Peabody Estate/friary (cont.)....


The Du Page forest County Preserve District that has assumed ownership of the Peabody/Mayslake Property permits access up to an hour prior to sunrise and an hour after sunset to accommodate The fishing on Mayslake,the various civic and social functions held at the mansion and the seasonal "Shakespeare Under The Stars" theatrical presentations that they hold on the Northeast corner of the property on a permanent stage assembled stage adjacent to the Portiuncula Chapel in Assisi, Italy replica where Mr Peabody is entombed....
As my intention was to capture twilight photos of the mansion within the time frame of the post sunset hour limit and then plot a surreptitious jaunt to the remote and then proceed to the abandoned friary afterwords I planned my departure and arrival in accordance with twilight time constraints ...\much to my delight I discovered that there was an art exhibit in progress on the ground floor which served as a green light to me to venture inside for some shots of the great Room overlooking the lake where the exhibit was being held in addition to a covert photo shoot of the lecture hall/chapel inside of the mansion complete with alters and stain glass windows...as i exited the mansion followed by the the inquisitive eyes of a few of the dwindling Oak Brook/Hinsdale hobnobbing snobbery that still were milling around the art exhibit i made my way out back to get some pretty good exterior night shots of the mansion with the ground floor still lit up from the night's festivities ...a group of teens that were engrossed in a coed game of 'Red Rover" continued to frolic on the rolling lakeside lawn of the estate oblivious to the observation I felt emanating from a darkened window of the second story master bedroom window above ...
by the time I reached the Friary the sun had completely retreated beyond the western treeline and unlike the mansion was still buzzing with activity, this remote, dark and solitary phase of the evening's photo shoot was one of mixed energies and emotion ranging from fear of being caught on a prohibited (I assume) section of the property that is devoid of no trespassing signs yet intuition dictated that neither the Forest Preserve or the Oak Brook police would accept my explanation of being "The Notorious Mr Halfhand" as legitimate reason for my presence there ...there is evidently still [power there as I must have triggered a motion sensitive flood light in the courtyard but the additional lighting did little to assuage the ominous sensation I felt there mixed with the exhilaration this type of adventure brings...the lighting that illuminated interspersed sections of the interior hinted at the mood inside ...I at that point felt more comfortable with the mosquitoes and the transient raccoon outside ..


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 17, 2009, 01:29:50 PM
Peabody Estate/Friary (cont.)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 18, 2009, 12:12:26 PM
Peabody Estate/Friary (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 19, 2009, 10:14:01 AM
Peabody Estate/Friary (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 20, 2009, 04:08:57 PM
Peabody Estate/friary (cont.).....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 21, 2009, 05:16:02 PM
Peabody Estate/friary (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 23, 2009, 10:51:40 AM
Peabody Estate /Friary (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 24, 2009, 07:18:10 AM
Combined Lemont Sites 2

I love northern Illinois Indian Summer days and this unusually mild and temperate late August afternoon alluded to a climate that is more prevalent in mid September....
I covered the most polarized geographical extremes today as i returned to Lemont to cover more of the sites that are rumored to be spiritually active ...Mt Vernon memorial park struck me as peaceful as it is  far enough from the city to actually be flanked by farmland on one side and Cog Hill golf course across the street ....
as I ventured back north and through the middle of town I made a concerted effort to make sure to include some outside shots of historic St Patrick's Church and the adjacent now closed school/convent ...as luck would have it contrary to the empty parking lot the church was unlocked so i managed some shots of the inside as well ...I did not feel that i was doing anything wrong but when I was in the balcony for some overheads shots man with a guitar in tow walked in from the side door that I entered below and I made a hasty exit down the stairs and out the front door ...there are also some random shots of the old historic downtown district including a very old corner drug store that is still operative today...
next on the itinerary called for the most northern tip of Lemont to a relocated cemetery and this place was one of intrigue as i must have passed it a zillion times and never really noticed it ...relocating an interred body is that has been returned to the earth under the pretense of that ground being religiously consecrated and therefore sacred then moved for what may be construed as superfluous reasons ranging from citing environmental concerns to eminent domain, the spiritual and familial emotional implications are obviously going to create some mixed energies and I really did feel that there ...Finally serendipity and long term memory reminded me of the Carmalite St Theresa National Shrine that does not technically reside in Lemont proper but there are some beautiful grounds there with a pond...I remember a friend confiding in me that a late night skinny dipping adventure there lead to him and a lady friend being confronted by an apparition of an illuminated, shrouded woman as they emerged from the pond ...He said he couldn't decide if he should be scared or embarrassed but the girl streaked shrieking to the car parked about half a block away ...my friend said the woman vanished after he looked down to gather the two pile of discarded clothes from the ground ....


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St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lemont, Cook County, Illinois

This picture was probably taken in the 1920's. Dating from 1840, the church was the second "Irish" Catholic Church in Lemont proper (the oldest being St. James in Sag) and the first in downtown Lemont. The first St. Patrick's church was a log cabin mission station at the intersection of State and Main Streets (i.e., now under the current Lemont Road/State Street bridge close to the railroad station. This was not far from where the Irish worker canal camps were located west of town. In August 1862, services moved to a wooden church built on Stephen Street near where the Central School is located. Construction of the current church, made of Lemont limestone, was started in 1895. It is at the intersection of Illinois and State Streets. Just to the East was the St. James Academy which was the first secondary school in Lemont, dating from 1883.

source:
http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Pixpages/Churches/Church2.htm (http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Pixpages/Churches/Church2.htm)

more on the net:
http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/CassPix.html (http://www.township.com/lemont/historical/Cemeteries/CassPix.html)

http://www.casscemetery.i8.com/index.html (http://www.casscemetery.i8.com/index.html)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 25, 2009, 01:24:46 PM
Combined Lemont Sites (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 26, 2009, 12:09:29 PM
Combined lemont Sites (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 27, 2009, 02:55:07 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 28, 2009, 08:04:48 AM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 29, 2009, 04:21:06 PM
Combined Lemont Sites (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 31, 2009, 12:45:05 PM
Mt Carmel 7: The North Side Gang

Al Capone often claimed to have visions of his long time north side nemesis Dion O'Banion and others as he languished at his man-made lake alongside of his lavish Miami estate that served as his semi retirement headquarters and at times; a convenient alibi  ...He was of course in the late stages of syphilis and thus prone to delusional thinking, but many believe he was often accosted by the vindictive spirits of rivals such as Obanion and others that suffered a similar fate as the result of his volatile tenure as Chicago crime boss and often extemporaneous behavior that resulted in the blood of many on his hands...ironically the graves of Obanion and two of his high ranking henchmen Hymie Weiss and Vincent Schemer Drucci are all laid to rest not far from big al's grave ...Capone does share residency with with confidant and ally frank Nitto here at Mt Carmel and ironically they are both interred on the south side of the cemetery while Obanion, Weiss and Drucci of the North Side Gang are all buried north of the Bishop's Mausoleum in close proximity to each other ...I was unsuccessful located the tombs of Drucci and Nitti ...

Also, I have been perplexed with the Italian Bride from the onset of my coverage of this location and the photo of the unchanged body inside the rotted wooden coffin that was exhumed at her mother's behest following years of her having dreams and visions of her daughter being buried alive and finding her body unchanged and without any indication of the onset of decomposition  (link below)  ...So I included more shots of The her grave in addition to those of Obanion and Weiss


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Capone had complained to many people that ghosts were bothering him. Many other authors have written that he had gotten down on the floor crying and pleading that these ghosts would leave him alone. Why was he behaving like this? What was going on here? The photo was taken at a home he once owned, some were in Florida. This man still exists in that house as well as other demonic apparitions. This house is definitely haunted, with apparitions even venturing outside the house, in broad-daylight; and so the theory of turning off the lights in the house to conduct a ghost investigation, is pure non-sense, since apparitions will manifest in broad-daylight.
source and fulll article:
http://alcaponesghost.com/ (http://alcaponesghost.com/)


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Dion O'Banion's casket cost $10,000, and the funeral procession to Mount Carmel was a mile long, with 26 cars and trucks just to carry the flowers. The procession and burial included 15,000 mourners. His grave was dug in unconsecrated ground, as Cardinal Mundelein refused to allow such a notorious criminal to be buried among good Catholics. Five months later, his wife finally was able to move O'Banion's remains to the cemetery proper, and erect a shaft reading "My Sweetheart". Cardinal Mundelein ordered the monument removed, but a later obelisk was allowed to remain.

Ironically, the man who had initially been refused burial in consecrated ground is now in the most prestigious part of the cemetery, only a few hundred feet from the Bishop's Mausoleum.
source and full article;
Wikipedia

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Capone gunmen set up shop at 740 North State st. next to Schofield's flower shop, Weiss's headquarters and earlier scene of O'Banion's murder.Other gunmen rent a room at 1 Superior street. Weeks pass and finally on October 11,1926 at 4:00 pm Weiss and company emerge from a car next to Holy Name Cathederal. As they proceed to cross the street machinegun opens fire and rakes  the sidewalks and church blocks as Hymie is pelted with .45 ACP rounds. He drops to the ground and is hit by a total of ten bullets.He is alive and is rushed to Henrotin hospital where he dies enroute saying nothing.Patrick Murray, a gangster allied with Weiss is struck by 7 shots and dies where he fell in front of Schofield's. W.W.O'Brien lawyer accompanying Weiss was hit in the arm,side and abdomen and was able to walk to a doctor eight doors away. Benjamin Jacobs ,a O'Brien hired investigator and Sam Peller, who was a Weiss chauffeur and bodyguard, are both hit. Jacobs is hit in the foot and Peller is struck in the abdomen. Pellar, who is next to Weiss, freaked upon hearing the gunfire erupt. In the frenzy, he whips out his gun and accidently fires a shot into Weiss.  Both Jacobs and Pellar make a run to a doctor's office a block away. The thompson machine gun jams on the 39th bullet which is lodged in the barrel. The killers escape through the back way and toss the thompson in a back yard.
source and full article:
http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id89.htm (http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id89.htm)


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Francesco Raffaele Nitto, better known as "Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti" (January 27, 1888(?) – March 19, 1943) was an Italian American gangster. One of the top henchmen of Al Capone, Nitti was later the front-man for the Chicago Outfit, the organized crime syndicate Capone created.

source and full article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Nitti (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Nitti)

source and full article:
http://graveyards.com/IL/Cook/mtcarmel/obanion.html (http://graveyards.com/IL/Cook/mtcarmel/obanion.html)


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Besides Bishops and Gangsters, the cemetery does in fact hold ordinary people and one such grave is Julia Buccola Petta or “The Italian Bride”. Julia died while in childbirth in 1921. She was only 29. During the next six years, her mother Filomena kept having dreams about her daughter. Eventually her mother was able to get permission to have her grave exhumed. Upon doing so, the coffin was found to be rotten and appeared to have gone through the six years of decay that it should have. Julia, however, was perfect in every way. She had not decayed a bit in six years. Well the gravesite has a life-sized statue depicting Julia on her wedding day, as well as two urns, all on top of a black pedestal. In the pedestal are two pictures; one showing Julia again on her wedding day and the other showing her after her grave was opened six years after she was buried. It shows her to be perfectly preserved although the coffin can obviously be seen to be decaying within the picture. Such bodies that don’t decay are suppose to be incorruptible, a condition that several Catholic Saints are said to have had. Julia is said to wander the cemetery particularly near her grave. Motorists and pedestrians have reported seeing her from Harrison Street. She wears a white wedding gown as she goes on her way. Julia’s tombstone can easily be found by entering the cemetery from Harrison Street and turning left. She will be the first tall statue of a lady on your right.

source and full article:
http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=72 (http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=72)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 02, 2009, 12:32:46 PM
Mt Carmel 7: The North Side Crew ...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 04, 2009, 11:57:43 AM
Mount Carmel 7 (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 06, 2009, 03:14:42 PM
Mt Carmel 7 (cont)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 08, 2009, 07:32:45 AM
Mount Carmel 7 (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 09, 2009, 10:39:06 AM
Mt Carmel 7 (cont.)...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 10, 2009, 06:25:55 AM
Mt Carmel 7 (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 13, 2009, 04:54:06 PM
I have begun compiling highlight videos I will be uploading at all of my sites and on youtube...
here are the ones I have completed thus far....b

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NneKcY1g79o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NneKcY1g79o)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlrGCOVlwNY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlrGCOVlwNY)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tjOaGITcLQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tjOaGITcLQ)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8buoaQEjL9k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8buoaQEjL9k)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: markus on September 13, 2009, 05:03:18 PM
BH

We enjoy the pictures , from now on please place pictures in the gallery, you can upload them all in there, that is what it is there for

Thank you
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 15, 2009, 07:58:21 AM
BH

We enjoy the pictures , from now on please place pictures in the gallery, you can upload them all in there, that is what it is there for

Thank you


I think I tried in the past but couldn't for some reason  :?...

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here is video 5 from my "best of" series..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBAnYoIGz7w&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBAnYoIGz7w&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 15, 2009, 08:25:56 AM
BH

We enjoy the pictures , from now on please place pictures in the gallery, you can upload them all in there, that is what it is there for

Thank you


The gallery just tells me the "object cannot be moved" when I tried an upload like before .....b :|
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 19, 2009, 01:51:18 PM
Archer Woods/Lithuanian National

Archer Woods and Lithuanian National Cemetery are next to each other and based on the serendipity of my last visit to Lithuanian; I decided that it should be incorporated into Archer Woods as an inimitable combined site ...The beautiful Indian Summer weather served as a stark contrast to the last mid march, 4 am visit to Archer Woods ..I remember walking along the fence after parking at a nearby tavern and finding myself experiencing mixed emotions when confronted with the open cemetery gates during that damp, sleeting morning solo sojourn ...I remember the spit second of hesitation that led to a stiff legged march up the main driveway of the grounds that assuredly belied my intended feigned nonchalance...and after pausing for a few photos of the most immediate markers, I felt compelled to backtrack to the solitary building on the property that served as an makeshift office now but apparently was intended to hold visitation viewings in the past as a glimpse inside revealed a pedestal that looked to be designed to accommodate a coffin...the howling wind and penetrating cold seemed to hinder the suppression of my sensitivities that evening and as I became more and more agitated by my shields being compromised  I remember that I really wanted to get some shots of the building before retreating to the comparative safety of the street ....as I approached the building and the sensation of increasing alarm the closer I came, there was a sudden loud banging noise like some one was pounding on then front door from within that darkened ominous structure....The mid day sun of today's visit did not quite evoke the consternation of that last late winter, early morning stroll along suburban Kean avenue, but I did find myself having to make a concerted effort to keep my sensitivities at bay in certain spots at both locations today.


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ARCHER WOODS CEMETERY

Located just north of mysterious Archer Avenue, where many haunted sites can be found, including the home haunting ground of "Resurrection Mary", is the Archer Woods Cemetery.

The cemetery gates can be found along Kean Road and mark the entrance to this strange and unsettling site. Many local residents claim that this may be the most haunted of the immediate area's burial grounds.... and that means a lot considering that close by is the already mentioned, Resurrection Cemetery and St. James-Sag Cemetery.



The gates to Archer Woods Cemetery hide many secrets, including those of a mysterious woman in white who has been reported her by night-time passersby.

        This cemetery is also haunted by a mysterious woman but this one is not trying to flag down a ride on Kean Road. She seems to be content staying inside the cemetery, although it is passing motorists who usually notice her. People who are sometimes driving along the road in front of the cemetery at night claim to have heard the sound of a sobbing woman from the other side of the gates. When they check, they report the apparition of a woman in a white dress, walking among the tombstones and crying loudly, her face covered by her hands.

        Who this woman is and why she haunts here is a mystery....

source:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/archer.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/archer.html) 

Here are the unedited (compressed to 1 MB) photos from my latest visit to Archer Woods & Lithuanian National Cemetery  9-17-09 (total) 
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 22, 2009, 06:20:37 AM
Archer Woods/Lithuanian (cont.)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on September 23, 2009, 12:44:16 PM
Barek this is one of the most amazing threads I have ever seen, do not move anything..I love being able to see everything here... :focus:
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on September 26, 2009, 04:48:05 PM
Barek this is one of the most amazing threads I have ever seen, do not move anything..I love being able to see everything here... :focus:

thanks I shall forge ahead  :wink:....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 01, 2009, 02:08:50 PM
Archer woods/Lithuanian (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 03, 2009, 02:03:23 PM
Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery 7
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The gloomy and overcast October 1st morning provided an idyllic backdrop for my return to the older section of Resurrection Cemetery ...The stately trees that liberally adorn the grounds there were now tempered with tints of orange, amber and magenta leaving little doubt that the encroaching fall weather would inevitably transform them into a myriad of autumn colors before rendering them as gaunt, skeletal and barren stalks for the duration of the winter months ahead...
There is a certain sense of surrealism that many experience upon making their paranormal pilgrimage here that does not diminish with time or frequency of return visits ...The story of Resurrection Mary has become shrouded in antiquity as the years go by and the legend is further complicated by controversy amid factions that contend the legendary apparition was in life; Mary Bregovy and now those that are steadfast in their belief that it was in actuality; Mary Miskowski (see link below)...Some speculate that whomever this woman was had some potent psychic or telekinetic abilities in life and that she may have not died immediately following that fateful hit and run that left her for dead that evening...this in conjunction with being scorned by her date that left her in this predicament and already anguished emotional state as she clung to life on that cold, damp roadside served to further exacerbate her outrage before she finally perished there alone, abandoned, violated and cold... and the psychical energy released left an imprint that seems to keep calling this spirit back to relive the torment she felt that evening... is this the torment that drives Chicago’s seminal spook to relive that evening in an interactive act of residual repetition...What compels this earth-bound entity to retrace her fateful steps along Archer Avenue and in defiance of the of usual residual haunting M.O. acknowledge the living by way of hitchhiking rides or manifesting at The Willow Brook Ballroom to dance with unsuspecting Halloween dance attendees in her diaphanous white gown with the long trailing dress that her flowing pale tresses and willowy frame probable made her spectral in appearance even on that Autumnal evening that claimed her ephemeral life long ago... On the other side of the fence; is her posthumous recalcitrance indelibly etched in the physical burial boundaries of Resurrection?...Perhaps the rage she feels at her confinement within the gates of the cemetery burns so fiercely at times that it had left her fingerprints inexplicably imprinted into the iron gates ...an inexplicable phenomena that to this day defies logical explanation and almost every time I have returned to Resurrection Cemetery there is some new bizarre bends in the iron front gates that keep returning regardless of the vigilance the cemetery management to repair or replace the bars...most of you probably know this story as this haunting has been ongoing since the 30's but seems to have tapered off since archer Avenue was resurfaced in the mid 80's ...has “Mary” finally been released from here earth bound agony by way of medium intervention, environmental changes, natural dispersion of once her once powerful pent up psychical energies by the simple passage of time?...I have trouble reading this site because is such an auric blend of mixed spiritual signatures ...some benign other not so much ...I love the historic significance associated with the older section there ...the weathering and eroding of a few of the statues has transformed some of them from iconic symbols of Christian allegory to almost fiendish looking disfigured, shrouded ghouls while others remain unchanged in their timeless beauty ...as I was opting for the best angle to shoot one of the more awe inspiring markers, I lamented out loud how “beautiful” this particular Madonna statue was ...I heard a woman’s voice echo the sentiment “yes that is one of my favorites”...

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my October 1st visit to Resurrection Cemetery ( total)....b
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more on the net:

A good video docu-drama short:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98v5Ya2kP8Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98v5Ya2kP8Y)

RESURRECTION MARY:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/resurcem.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/resurcem.html)

WHO WAS RESURRECTION MARY?:
Theory & Conjecture into the Past of Chicago's Favorite Ghost:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/whomary.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/whomary.html) 


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 05, 2009, 06:36:58 AM
Resurrection (Mary)Cemetery (cont.)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 07, 2009, 02:50:00 PM
Resurrection (Mary)Cemetery (cont.)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 10, 2009, 11:38:36 AM
Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery cont...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 13, 2009, 05:05:04 PM
The apparent absence of Resurrection Cemetery night photos on the net coupled with the damp, chilled, mid October evening and my escalating obsession with the Resurrection Mary legend. was enough of a motivation to return to that famous stretch of Archer avenue...the bar across the street provided an ample parking opportunity as the gravel lot was only filled to under half of it’s  capacity on this particular Columbus Day Monday night, and a glimpse inside the front window revealed a rather sedate congregation of local patrons watching the Jets at Miami thus reminding me I forgot about Monday Night Football (doh )... And based on the dour expression exhibited by the lone smoker staring into darkened expanse beyond the green fence across the street, I opted to forgo the likely cliched inquiry about him “looking for Mary?”....
I decided to back track along the sidewalk to the Bethania border and in adherence to the law and the clearly posted “No Trespassing” signs mounted intermittently along the fence line, I overcame the overwhelming urge to hop over her fence and wade into the darkness beyond ...some of you that have had to venture into dangerous neighborhoods, participated in extreme sports, worked in law enforcement, served in the military or just lived on the edge, know just how addicting the adrenaline rush can be to commit these seemingly victimless and innocuous infractions... but if any of you have spent any time in Chicago or Cook County lock-up you may find yourself less inclined to satiate the thirst for excitement when it becomes decision time ...The choice was not only a responsible and rational one, but one that offered a period of retrospection and perhaps a degree of introspection as I walked along that damp road side parallel to the green oxidizing fence of Resurrection, making my way north to the front gates where I hoped for some good pictures before doubling back pausing only for a few zoomed shots of the mausoleum across the fountain spewing pond that adorns the northeast side of the front gates ...As I made my way back southeast I had to wonder what it must be like to be a discarnate spirit committed to a corporeal seeming geographical consignment until a certain indeterminate criteria is met for emancipation ...I could almost feel the destitution and helplessness she must feel as I contemplated her plight, the darkness and the fall frigidity made it all that more tangible ...and even as I am at a complete comfort level with my masculinity; the heterosexual bore that I am prohibited me from wearing a flowing white gown to make the experience that much more palpable ...plus I doubt that I would have been as successful hitch hiking either ...the North Side near Wrigley Field maybe, but not here ... 

And sure I have had several instances where I have been curtly informed that “Mary” and been released by a PI team medium and this was an absolute FACT because she said so ...of course when I pressed for additional details from the spiritual intervention that allegedly took place and the long disputed identify of Mary that was certainly revealed if this person was so certain of Mary’s release; I was met with hostility and a subsequent banning from an inconsequential forum as predicted ... apparently one must have “spoken at a paranormal convention to be taken seriously in this community” LOL...sure it’s funny but it gets old after a while...

I used several different exposure and ISO settings as it has become my M.O. during night excursions, so this is why there are differing textures and lighting variants present in these shots.

Here are the unedited (compressed to 1MB) photos from my 10-12-09 night visit (72 totaL) ....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 15, 2009, 09:50:47 PM
Resurrection At Night (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 17, 2009, 12:24:02 PM
Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery continued ...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 20, 2009, 09:07:52 AM
Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery continued ...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 22, 2009, 05:11:04 PM
Resurrection Cemetery (cont.)........
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 24, 2009, 06:56:23 PM
Bachelor’s Grove Trip 14

Trip 13 or 14... I have lost count to be honest, but the allure of the legend and the cynosure of the site itself has not diminished over time or frequency of visits ...
The last time around I wandered father out beyond the perimeter of the cemetery across the creek and adjacent to the old road that is in tact in some spots and is virtually indistinguishable from the forest floor in others...from an archeological standpoint it was interesting to see that there are still excavation endeavors in progress there, the shards of broken plates and jars were still placed for observation at the edge of the two dig sites I found along with two additional wells that were filled in long ago...
I remember that the exposed bricks of a foundation unearthed by some determined diggers along with the classic creepiness perpetuated by the preternaturally still woods tempted me to probe the crevasses between the blocks for more of the missing Heather Donahue/ Blair Witch documentary footage canisters...

This trip was the third in a row that the “Attention Seeker” did not accost me halfway down the path ...
Admittedly the particularly tragic spectral visage of this young lady in a parka that prompted me to finally seek council from a much more adept psychic still fills me with apprehension with each visit following the first initial contact...and as advised ‘the drama queen that seeks attention ‘ is better served ignored as initiating spiritual intervention would only further enable and encourage this one ...and as I was deemed as ill equipped by this trusted medium to properly execute this particular rescue (a real boost to the ego) she did not appear to me after the consultation perhaps as means of circumventing the indignation of indifference I would have expressed if my fortified shields were somehow breached by the garrulous ghost...this was verified by a second medium with no affiliation to the other, both of which described the apparition with impeccable accuracy and detail with the exception of the color of the parka ...
Apparently the frequency of visitors to Bachelors Grove by those that have marginal or undeveloped  abilities are enough of an attraction and the often adrenaline charged anxiety of novice ghost hunting thrill seekers provides enough of irresistible energy source to keep some of these entities that are drawn or confined there in a state of almost incorrigible complacency even though some of them have seemingly transmogrified into a semi predatory state by the constant infusion of etheric energy this site must provide upon becoming a prominent tourist attraction ...

I have neglected to bring my token trinket tithing for the grave of The Infant Daughter the last few visits  ...a ritualistic and customary faux pas on my part being one that observes and embraces all of  the subtle nuances associated local lore...this time around I made sure to bring her something a little more generous to make amends for the past few oversights ....

The brooding woods along the path never fail to assail me with mixed signals...some may be perceived by veridical input, some may be simply imagined but it is often disconcerting non the less...unless you have been there words can not adequately describe the surrealism that the first glimpse that of the old chain fence materializing through the underbrush on the right instills ...

And while this world famous haunted location entertains a steady stream of visitors from neighboring communities and afar, the Halloween season is obviously te busiest and despite the vigilant preservation efforts from private and civic organizations alike, the volume of seasonal curiosity seekers usually renders the recently defoliated and debris cleared cemetery reverted to its usual litter strewn state ...but not this year... in fact an industrial sized drum intended to serve as a garbage receptacle is now placed prominently at the entrance spray painted silver and marked as property of the F.P. and BachelorsGrove.org ...kudos to the ongoing efforts of all that have strived to maintain and rejuvenate this as a burial ground that should be treated with the same reverence as all of the others ...I suspect that the recent monumental disregard for the dead that the Burr Oak Cemetery scandal in neighboring Alsip Illinois was an added motivation for mobilization at B.G. and I didn’t even realize jut how inured to the neglect I had become until I
was shocked by the improvements....   
The act of littering in the woods alone is unconscionable, but the abject disrespect for the dead  by way of intentional vandalism there is beneath contempt ...the knocked over markers, graffiti, and the ritualistic desecration of the graves all may be a contributing factor to the activity here ...
I have of course contemplated implications of the nearby power lines that feed the southwest grid, the massive cell tower located mere yards from the path entrance ...the fact that there is a pond a creek and a small tributary that outlines 3 sides of the cemetery ...
The reports of paranormal activity are in the hundreds and increase incrementally as time passes ...
There reports from credible witnesses include Forest Preserve Rangers and local police one of which is the testimony from patrolling officers that witnessed the apparition of a man on a horse drawn carriage emerge from the pond ( see below)...

Most of you are probably familiar with the famous Madonna Of Bachelor’s Grove photo and the legend associated with the woman that lurks near the gates and while I am unsure if I have encountered this specific woman I have a notion that this location was not only a popular picnic spot in the past but the site of prurient parades of nudity, drunkenness, and reckless abandon if not intentional debauched desecration in the 1920's or perhaps even from the onset of this sites inception as a burial group as early as the 1820's, but several mediums/psychics/sensitives  have alluded to this citing the inordinate amount of nudity prevalent there without any sort of prompting from me when appraising my photos in the past...

And in accordance with F.P. rules I have observed the sunrise to sunset visit window but as I have never hesitated to frequent some of the most “haunted” famous sites I cover in the vale of darkness alone, I really do have my qualms about this site as my guides, my intuition and perhaps my common sense have all have urged me to make an exception in the case of Bachelor’s Grove ...of course as I make preparation to convert my old 5.0 camera to I.R. the temptation may become irresistible ....

Saturday morning was the wet and damp as 3 days of incessant rain tapered off to a periodic mist on my windshield...there is a sweet musk associated with the fall leaves now blanketing the forest floor that belies the insinuation of decay they imply ...a more altruistic perspective may view the
seasonal changes that this region of the Midwest exemplifies as a transitory or cyclic natural order, but the woods beyond the tangled thatch and bramble along te path have a uncanny ability to present only an immediate impression...

Some newly exposed stones, markers and assorted nondescript artifacts unearthed by way of the recent weeding expeditions where an added point of interest this time around ... And despite the absence of a certain precocious poltergeist that took particular delight in accosting me in the past, the usual certainty of “a general presence” there has not diminished but my management of these sensations have made them less overwhelming  .... 
The autumnal colors were at the optimal stage of opulence , so I am pleased that in defiance of te inclement weather; I elected to make the journey south on that rainy morning that kept the mini vans loaded with adventurous, Halloween thrill seeking families from annoying Mr Halfhand lol...
 

more on the net:

legends and history:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/bachgrov.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/bachgrov.html)

www.bachelorsgrove.com (http://www.bachelorsgrove.com)

www.bachelorsgrove.net (http://www.bachelorsgrove.net)

www.bachelorsgrove.org (http://www.bachelorsgrove.org)

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from trip 13 or 14... 10-24-09 (67 total) ....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: oldbill4823 on October 25, 2009, 02:13:41 AM
I find your words much more informative than the photos.
From your descriptions i get to share the subjective experiences.
I can travel down these much more easily than photos.
So ironically i find your writing better evidence than your camera.
Your awareness captures and stores data to a much better degree than any chip or film.
Hell we can still zoom in, edit, crop, or change angles with your awareness.

Just some thoughts.
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 25, 2009, 12:06:53 PM
I find your words much more informative than the photos.
From your descriptions i get to share the subjective experiences.
I can travel down these much more easily than photos.
So ironically i find your writing better evidence than your camera.
Your awareness captures and stores data to a much better degree than any chip or film.
Hell we can still zoom in, edit, crop, or change angles with your awareness.

Just some thoughts.

Thanks for the note  :wink: ...

I fully understand the mechanics of matrixing, pariedolia, anthropomorphizing and simulacrum related to pixelation and as I readily admit this may be the reality in some of these cases, I feel that it is incumbent upon me to point out that I also include in most of my posts; the original photo followed by the progressive stages of enlargement that in most instances clearly depicts the anomaly in question ...I was watching the Youtube videos I made of my photos last night and while some of those items were more likely my imagination at work; I also felt that the preponderance of inexplicable anomalies present in some of those highlight photos served to completely purge any lingering doubts I had even coming from the completely unbiased and skeptical mind set that I employed during last night's viewing ...

 I am not attempting to deceive anyone with fabricated evidence or ridiculous parlor tricks nor have I ever; not once, made the grandiose proclamation of paranormlity in reference to any of my photographic endeavors... I simply point out items of interest thus sharing the screening process with those that share a similar affinity for photo analysis  ...those that do not may want to consider not left clicking the mouse button to open this thread ....

I'm glad you enjoy my write-ups Sir...all too often I only receive compliments on how amazing the photos are  ....

Barek  :-)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on October 25, 2009, 12:09:52 PM
Hey Bill you are right he does not need to enhance anything but I do like it its artsy and I love the colors!  :-)

(oh and I do love his writing too) :-*

I really like this one Barek, Bill was right you don't need to enhance this one is visible and its very clear!! 

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 25, 2009, 12:21:59 PM
Hey Bill you are right he does not need to enhance anything but I do like it its artsy and I love the colors!  :-)

(oh and I do love his writing too) :-*

I really like this one Barek, Bill was right you don't need to enhance this one is visible and its very clear!! 

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thanks  :wink:...
 I have to say that this is clearly not a misinterpreted aspect of the foliage beyond the fence line .... and yes I do like to add a Warholian artistic expression in some of the enhancements that I post...

if this disqualifies it as quantifiable paranormal evidence to some; then I suppose Ill have to learn to live with that  :roll: ....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 27, 2009, 10:11:18 AM
Bachelor's Grove  14 (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on October 29, 2009, 05:00:50 PM

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 04, 2009, 03:04:46 PM
The Canal St. Junkyard Ghost
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“Lockport- Canal St. Junkyard-                        
A ghost of a little girl can be seen in the junkyard.”
   
http://www.ratrun.com/illinois.htm (http://www.ratrun.com/illinois.htm)

http://theshadowlands.net/places/illinois.htm (http://theshadowlands.net/places/illinois.htm)


The I&M canal system and companion waterway; The Des Plaines River have a rich history that dates back to the days of it serving as a Native American transportation route and the early French explorers of the late 1700's... the canal project that pitted the neighboring communities of Lemont and Lockport  against other in labor deputes over work entitlement that escalated to violent civil unrest and subsequent deaths in an attempt to quell the vocal protesters expressing their dissatisfaction with the management with work assignments and occupational safety concerns that resulted in several deaths...The bodies of several of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims were also found floating in this river ...   
The interwoven network of junkyards that flank the canal are a checker board of chainlink borders that seem to be more symbolic territorial markers than an instrument of private property enforcement...a growl of acknowledgment from the imposing Doberman sentinel at the gate I entered would more than likely provide adequate night security services and be satiated by a salary that consisted of dry dog food and a pat of approval from the owners...
The legend of the little girl that roams the rusted relics of the auto cemeteries here is not as well known as some of the others from my zone but by looks of  the vehicular husks I observed; the moment of impact is preserved indelibly in the wreckage that has yet to be claimed by the compacter that looks to have broken in mid crunch (pictured below)... the trauma of an auto collisions is tangible not only by the resultant metallic carnage, but is also insinuated by the probable life altering pain suffered by the original owner thus serving as psychical imprint for many such lifetime epochs...a glimpse inside some of the vehicles that still were littered with the personal affects and tell tale driver seat stains confirmed this notion...
...the abandoned trailers that I discovered along the train tracks exhibited evidence of recent drug use and the Railroad bridge nearby that was the site of a suicide attempt decades earlier seemed surprisingly mercurial by way of transforming my morose mind set to one of serenity when I scrabbled over the brush and up the shaky gravel embankment to view the canal and solitary barge being nudged along by a tenacious tug boat ...A long time neighboring competitor to this junkyard
has been closed for a while now and the area has been completely eradicated of it’s years of cumulative automotive and equipment retirement...all that remains is the office and attached residence that was unlocked, dark ,dangerous and absolutely irresistible to me....a couple of surreptitious holes cut in the chainlink maze provided me with a tempting view of these oppressive looking buildings that was the only indication that this was formerly an auto graveyard and residence for a family from the looks of the discarded toys and mixed adult/children’s
clothing that was oddly what looked to be the sole remaining debris from what must have been a massive clean up undertaking from what I remember of this location... one may surmise that there are EPA regulations associated with a cleanup of this magnitude and one that is adjacent to a waterway that may have been exempt from such regulatory enforcement by way of grand fathered clemency but whatever future use for this prime canal side real estate that sits along a main Illinois Highway most likely had to meet current standards before whatever facility this property will ultimately harbor is constructed  ...
The mood inside the office was one of defeat and resignation as opposed to hubris and optimism...the choice I made to ascend the rickety and broken stairs to explore the ominous second story spaces I observed from the outside seemed even less astute considering I had to set off the camera flash several times on the way up just to ensure I wasn’t about to step on a hole in the stairs and crash to the ground where I would likely never be discovered until my advanced
 state of decomposition would make positive identification only possible by way of my driver’s licence ...the rooms that awaited me beyond the darkened staircase contained a less than ambivalent presence prompting me to abbreviate this segment of my bad decision voyage and carry on to the rotted floor and debris strewn residential portion of the building next to the office ...the hatched door in the floor along with the gaping holes in the rotted floor boards revealed a dank and stagnant water filled basement or crawlspace below that made a spine spraining fall through the broken stairs next door much more preferable than falling through the floor to the indoor pool below where assuredly there would be countless corpses that would undoubtably surface and sneer at me with their rictus grins before dragging me below the water line with me flailing helplessly within their skeletal grip ...

Exaggerated you say?...perhaps, but when you  feel obligated to write an interesting and entertaining narrative every time, the cliched assertion that your sensitivities to spiritual energies hinted at a presence, mundane by comparison ...
There are as depicted in the photos a main electrical grid that provides and distributes power from the Will County station and perhaps even the Chicago Pulaski Street fossil fuel plant and both facilities utilize the canal as it’s coal delivery system ...There is a duality associated with EMF influence that is confounded by the belief held by many that exposure to high EMF fields can creates a false experience in some by way of distorting perceptions and altering neurological functioning to such a degree that delusional thinking, hallucinations or even psychotic episodes are often conjectured as an plausible explanation for some of these reports ...perhaps this delusional state of thinking is also what attracts certain aspects of supernatural activity; either way some non linear, out of the box thinking is required and one can only wonder how a hand held meter would behave within the immediate proximity of the power lines ...Of course one also has to wonder how EMF influence would imprecate uniform “delusional” experiences from a multitude of diversified  witnesses, but that is for another thread ... 

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my recent visit to the canal street junkyards 11-09
(144  total).....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 06, 2009, 05:41:50 PM
The Canal St. Junkyard Ghost (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 09, 2009, 03:27:48 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 11, 2009, 11:21:22 AM
The Canal St Junkyard Ghost (cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 13, 2009, 02:35:44 PM
The Canal Street ghost (cont.)....



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 15, 2009, 07:41:35 PM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 17, 2009, 01:52:39 PM
The Canal St. Ghost (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 20, 2009, 12:43:58 PM
The Downtown Cemetery

Far west suburban Downers Grove is one of many of the main street revitalization projects designed to help reinvigorated the existing classic storefront shops that languished economically in the early 90's with the inception of the Wal Mart superstore model by way of the addition of
specialty shops, concept bar & grills, and of course “Starbucks"...The Downtown Cemetery lies at almost the epicenter of this now bustling Main street business district who’s side streets
are now dotted with new condos and remodeled Victorian style homes that are common along the metro railway that acts one of the main commuter arteries connecting downtown Chicago to the suburbs, some of which east of this location are even Franklin Lloyd Wright designs ...The economic invigoration efforts of the early to mid 90 's included transforming the building adjacent to the cemetery that sat closed after serving a short tenure as a now defunct printing company into a bi level state of the art micro-brewery with seating on both floors that entertained a south view of the historic cemetery nestled between buildings next door...I remember the rumors of bar patrons catching glimpses of luminous apparition meandering among the stone markers by squinting through the windows into the darkness below when I used to visit this establishment periodically in the late 90's and I of course wrote it off to one too many of the proprietary home elixirs peddled there much the way I remember dismissing the sensations of uneasiness I often felt there ...

There was also rumored to be the recurring spectral appearances of what was reported to be a woman wearing turn of he century period clothing wandering the 1st floor isles between tables and disappearing after ignoring the challenge of the startled closing staff member ...
Founders Hill Bar and Grill closed in 2004 and the building was subsequently purchased and reopened under new ownership/ management and is still in business today as Emmett’s Taverns( pictured below) ...less than a quarter of a block south of the cemetery is of course, the train station that was the site of a horrific train accident that claimed several lives and is rumored to also be the site of intermittent paranormal activity as well...Also rumored to be haunted is the historic Tivoli Hotel, Theater and Bowling Alley that is still the focus of controversy because the hotel caters to transients and is considered to attract an unsavory element to the area that local residents and the area  Chamber Of Commerce agree serves as a deterrent to attracting new business investors and residents to fill the multi tenant upscale condos that sit unoccupied as a result of the sputtering economy ...

I opted for a predawn/sunrise visit as I seem to experience more “positive hits” during that time frame...Often the sites I select to photograph are dictated by a quixotic work schedule that can be shaped and altered by any number of a confluence of events and circumstances that can lead me to change my plans 15 times before noon, but things have been slow lately so this was one of those occasions that I got up at 4 am for the exclusive purpose of venturing out into the night air with my camera  ...The 4:30am mist that peppered my windshield as I rolled down the quiet suburban side street reminded me there was rain predicted for the morning commute, but aside from adding some orbs to the flash photos; it did not prove to be a hindrance, although the penetrating chill reminded me that the black hoodie that I favor would have been better suited as an under garment to a heavier coat ... The holiday lights and decor that is already draped on the trees poles and storefronts  a week before Thanksgiving looked to be a testament to the pre holiday jitters the local retail and special store merchants must already be feeling   ...
The Bar that was originally named “Founder’s Hill” as a homage to the historic cemetery next door was now one of the 3 Emmett’s Taverns that have sprouted in the Far West Burbs, but the familiar visage of the huge metallic vats that dominate the front windows became visible as I crossed the street from a vacant parking lot that likely be filled to capacity a few hours later ...
The amber glow of the holiday lights created an ambient mood for the initial shots of the tavern and the rain streaked streets provided a colorful neon and stoplight collage below...The Downtown Cemetery seems oddly juxtaposed between buildings and even the plaque annotations affixed to the flagstone staircase did not seem to validate the visual contradiction that this preserved patch of history purveyed ...as the downtown district continued to slumber the cemetery’s sole live occupant seemed surprisingly unabashed by my sudden incursion but bolted back to Bunny land when I got to close ...I seemed to be more drawn to the tavern building than the cemetery but I invoked my standard resolve to focus on the film and not the phantasms ...
The train station was about a half a block south but I elected to drive there because the light sprinkle was becoming more of a steady rain at this point....the frequency of overnight freight trains along this corridor of the Burlington Northern railway was kind enough to accommodate me with a lengthy freighter to add to the new Photobucket album...
 And as the roaring locomotive shook the ground as it angrily lumbered by followed by a burden of everything from stacked containers on flatcars, tankers , hoppers, car carriers to classic box cars, I had to wonder what a train wreck must have been like on that fateful April of 1947 evening when the wreck claimed 2 lives and injured 34 as the  Zephyr passenger train derailed following a collision with a tractor trailer and, crashed into the station...a station that sits on the same set of racks nine miles west in Naperville, Ill., where 45 persons died the previous April of 1946 in a collision of two Burlington passenger trains....
The predawn activity in the train station was limited to the first of the early AM commuters that I passed a block or so north walking the opposite direction pausing for shots of the storefronts that added to the  neon sheen of the rain slicked streets ..she glanced in groggy confusion as she accepted the jumbo coffee the cheerful to the point of annoying concession stand employee handed her and was probably still wondering how I made it there so fast as she upended she last of the Mocha Grande before disembarking from the train and spilling into the Union Station platform and the sea of humanity that awaited her that hemorrhaged from the street level exits and dissipated into the city streets of Chicago only to repeat itself in reverse starting as early as 2:30 pm that afternoon ...
The Tivoli Theater/Bowing Alley/Hotel looked to have been the focus of some recent remodeling or renovation efforts as the old style pained windows and blinds that were yellowed with age were replaced with a modernized and probable “green” model...this and the painted, repaired or replaced facade seemed to belie the “flophouse” enigma that I recalled as providing the town’s sole seedy element...The “YES WE’RE OPEN “ sign in the barber poled, next door shop window darkened by obvious overnight closure provided a comedic reprieve as I visualize a Vitalis doused , cantankerous old barber turning off the lights, locking the doors and once again forgetting to flip the sign in the window for the millionth time in the eons he has probably worked there...
The history is rich within  the tapestries of this old classic railway suburban town and it is hewn into the stone and fabric of these streets both visually and energetically ...one wonders if the paradox of modernized nostalgic antiquity that is preserved here with such a fragile balance today in 2009 will prevail in 2109?....



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History

Downers Grove was founded in 1832 by Pierce Downer, a religious evangelist from New York. Its other early settlers included the Blodgett, Curtiss, and Carpenter families. The original settlers were mostly migrants from the Northeastern United States and Northern Europe. The first schoolhouse was built in 1844.

During the American Civil War, 119 soldiers from Downers Grove served in the Union Army; at least one of these was interred in the cemetery downtown. There was an abolitionist presence in the village, and some of the older homes are thought to have been stops on the Underground Railroad.

The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended from Aurora to Chicago through Downers Grove in 1862, boosting its population. The town was incorporated in March 1873. Its somewhat unusual spelling ("Apostrophe-free since 1873") remains a minor historical mystery.

In April 1947, a Burlington Railroad Nebraska Zephyr passenger train wreck killed two people, including the engineer. The eastbound streamliner struck a large piece of farm equipment which had become loosened from its flat car, and was protruding onto the adjoining track from a westbound freight. Part of the train crashed through a wall of the Main Street Station.

The construction of two major toll roads along the village's northern and western boundaries, I-355 in 1989 and what is now referred to as I-88 in 1958, facilitated its access to the rest of Chicago metropolitan area. Downers Grove has developed into a bustling Chicago suburb with many diverse businesses, including the headquarters for Rossi, FTD, The Travelers Companies, Lovejoy, ServiceMaster, Sara Lee, Swift-Eckrich,[4] Arrow Gear,TMK IPSCO,[5] Magnetrol,[6] Spiegel and Butterball.

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Downers Grove, IL Train Derails & Crashes into Depot, Apr 1947
Posted August 4th, 2009 by June

Illinois Wreck Claims Lives Of Two

34 Hurt as Zephyr Derails, Crashed Into Suburban Station.

By The Associated Press.
Chicago, April 4-Two passengers were killed and about 34 persons were injured when the Burlington railroad’s speeding Pam City Zephyr was derailed by a tractor and crashed into the railroad station at suburban Downers Grove last night.

The tractor had fallen off a westbound freight train that had just passed on an adjoining track and into the path of the stainless steel streamliner, eastbound from Minneapolis to Chicago.

The crash in a flash of flame and shower of falling bricks ripped up three sets of tracks nine miles east of Naperville, Ill., where 45 persons died last April 25 in a collision of two Burlington passenger trains.

Several eyewitnesses said they saw “a tremendous ball of fire” as the Zephyr left the rails.

The diesel train, which the Burlington said was traveling at its usual 75 miles an hour clip through the suburb 21 miles west of Chicago, smashed into the side of the unoccupied brick depot, partially wrecking it.

Police said the crash occurred at 11:41 p.m. The Zephyr was due in Chicago at 12 p.m. It left Minneapolis at 5:10 p.m.

The dead passengers were identified by police as Lloyd W. Wright, 48, of Oak Park, Ill., and Edith Hettand of Minneapolis.

Most of the injured were taken to hospitals at nearby Himsdale and Aurora. Three were reported in serious condition.

The Zephyr’s engineer, Clarence Thurston, 67, of Aurora, Ill., was trapped in the cab.

He was reported in serious condition.


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 22, 2009, 10:29:32 AM
The downtown Cemetery (cont.)...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 25, 2009, 01:56:50 PM
The Downtown Cemetery (cont.) ....b


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on November 27, 2009, 07:29:08 AM
Downtown Cemetery (cont.)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 01, 2009, 07:37:26 AM
Cave Hill, Louisville KY

The ever spinning wheel of time and a confluence of events lead me to spend most of Thanksgiving weekend in Louisville Kentucky and I felt that I would be remiss in not making  the pilgrimage to Cave Hill National Cemetery, a site that actually rivals Mt Carmel
 in geographic size at 296 acres as well as historic points of  interest and reported paranormal activity...the unseasonably warm, clear, late November day bathed the dreamlike Cave Hill scenery with a preternatural glow as the first of the stone markers emerged after tree lined driveway beyond the main gate that seemed to almost be a corridor into the past...A seamless balance between natural geographical attributes such as rolling hills, the addition of a lake, imported exotic trees and shrubbery plus some conservative landscaping all have contributed to topographical uniqueness of this site is ...it has been a while since the potency of a new location has rendered my equilibrium temporarily compromised but I quickly regained composure  ...
  Interred there are notable figures from founders of the city, mayor past, there are political, military, religious, sports, luminaries from literary and education circles, philanthropists and even a dedicated  section named Home Of The Innocents named after an orphanage where one of the founding care givers; Sister Emily Cooper and 77 infants and children that died at the home between 1880 and 1920 were discovered there buried there along side the Sister’s final watch...
Carefully kept records enabled identification of the all but one infant child that is identified solemnly as; “The One Who’s Name Is Known Only To God” ...a statue and an inscription bearing the names of the children was donated to the site and dedicated with a ceremony that included an actress and a couple of children playing the parts of Sister Cooper and orphans in her care ...She continues to be fiercely protective of those little ones beside her there at Cave Hill  and is rumored to continue to watch over those  residing in the current location near the Bourbon Stockyards, east of Downtown Louisville in the Butchertown neighborhood today...

The most famous resident is of course Col Harland Sanders and as I considered the comical  prospect of his grave resembling a giant KFC bucket, much to my chagrin there was in fact a plastic replica of one serving as a floral vase at the foot of his monument...a bust of the Colonel at the top of the center pillar bore the familiar sly grin that seemed to remind us that he may have taken the original 7 herbs and spices secret to his grave ..there was also there was a commemorative partially consumed biscuit placed at the base of his marker  .. .

There are many statues of the religious effigies in repose dotting the granite and marble gardens and I found my two sets of  rechargeable batteries quickly depleted early into  the exploration prompting me to make a hasty jaunt to a local convenience store for 2 more sets AAs to complete the photographic aspect of this visit ...Cave Hill being a national cemetery, a generous portion of the grounds are dedicated to veterans and the humbling uniform lines of identical white stones resembling rows of upright ivory dominos ...One particular photo in this section  pointing towards the rapidly setting sun immediately confounded me by the unusual cross shaped light anomaly I noticed in the LED display of the camera after taking the picture (below)....

Another semi celebrity buried there is illusionist Harry Collins (**see below) ...
A life sized effigy of him in performance donning a tux and standing along cloth draped table with a hand extended toward an implied audience created a daunting visage as it is a completely onyx colored monument with even blacker seeming intentions ...I found the statue and energies in the vicinity of this memorial ominous and rife with a darker and more sinister insinuation of which  I would prefer not to elaborate ...
The slanted sun of the late afternoon and encroaching dusk instilled a sense of urgency that transcended the desire to photograph as much of Northern Kentucky’s self proclaimed “City Of The Dead” before inevitably getting corralled out the front gates...as some of the nefarious interred at Mt Carmel seemed self indulgent even in death by way of extravagant monuments there seemed to be silent haughtiness emanating from some of the late 1800's obelisks and monoliths that towered over the more humble, less imposing and acquiescent to the dimensional precedence set before them ...often these excursions serve as a stark reminder that worldly wealth cannot circumvent the final unifying inevitability of our earthly return to the soil ..
 
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“At a Louisville Magic Club close-up magic contest he was to judge, he said    Those of you that have practiced... well that'll show. And those of you that didn't ...well that'll show too.   Harry Collins died May 3, 1985. There is a life sized statue of him at his grave site in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. It is rumored that you may faintly hear The Star Spangled Banner at his site on days when there is no wind.”

source and full article:
http://www.magictom.com/newpage17.htm (http://www.magictom.com/newpage17.htm)   

more on the net:

http://www.cavehillcemetery.com/ (http://www.cavehillcemetery.com/)

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20091101/NEWS01/911010341/Cave-Hill-markers-honor-children-from-Home-of-the-Innocents (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20091101/NEWS01/911010341/Cave-Hill-markers-honor-children-from-Home-of-the-Innocents)

http://ghostinvestigator.tripod.com/kentuckygis/id14.html (http://ghostinvestigator.tripod.com/kentuckygis/id14.html)


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my recent visit.  11-28-09 (230 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 04, 2009, 01:26:04 PM
Cave Hill. (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 06, 2009, 02:18:57 PM
Cave Hill KY (cont.)....



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 08, 2009, 11:09:42 AM
Cave Hill (cont.)..


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 12, 2009, 03:34:32 PM
St James 10


What can I say about St. James that will adequately describe it and not detract from it as an active site and  a registered historic landmark?...I chose the designation of trip ten because like most of the others I have usurped in the area as one of my ongoing sites, I have lost count so it seemed like a legitimate approximation ...The legend  associated with this location as promulgated by the links below is founded on the police reports of between 8-10 hooded “monk” figures ascending the tombstone dotted incline before coalescing into the twilight darkened summit that lies beyond the church perched regally atop the hill ...one particularly compelling  incident was  reported by patrolling officers at 2:30 am on the Friday before thanksgiving 1977 when he  personally witnessing the retreating specters vanish beyond the limiting illumination of the overhead parking lot lights at the time ...I have ruminated  on the historic implications associated with this area recently as it is in close proximity to the Canal Junk Yards, Fairmount and The Willow Brook Ballroom (Resurrection Mary) ...The tumultuous labor disputes surrounding the I&M Canal system, the Native American trial and waterway transportation routes and even the close proximity of a Mob burial ground that was discovered and excavated in the 80's that has strangely resurfaced from the archival  depths of my long term memory and I will elaborate on in a future blog ...
The decision to make a Sunday morning visit to St. James was tempered by the desire to interject some energy variable into my long term repeat locations and as I got a few shots of the late morning Mass attendees as they filed languidly into the church from inconspicuous vantage point across the parking lot I realized that this decision would likely at least provide some interesting holiday season base photos ... My batteries drained more rapidly than usual on this blustery early December morning and as I have experimented this in the summer there , I was hard pressed to attribute it to the cold weather exclusively ...the parking lot was rapidly filing to capacity and even spilling over into some of the auxiliary parking alternatives along the front gate partially because of a craft show that was commencing in the old parsonage building next to the entrance ...   

The PA system that broadcasts the Mass out into the cemetery leads one to wonder if the sermons and eerie organ dirges accompanying the congregation singing the selected hymns of the service are intended to be shared with the cemeteries dead or is it intended to ward off something else altogether? ...I have always found the continued presence of St Michael’s prayer and medieval rendering of the Arch Angel poised to impale the devil featured prominently on the main page of the churches website ominous and conspicuous by its seeming inappropriateness... A more heretical interpretation of the hooded spectral “monk” figures sighted there in the past alludes to the vexing prospect of this being related to the reports of satanic rituals involving animal sacrifices in the woods beyond the church grounds ...

 An evening of incessant snow days after the Sunday morning visit enticed me back the following Thursday AM to add some shots of the grounds blanketed in white has made this the first time I have made two separate trips to a site to add to the opening narrative base photos and may set a president for certain future endeavors ...the debilitating cold drained the batteries even more quickly this time and I suppose some new rechargeable are in order but the whine of the straining camera mechanisms in the sub zero wind chilled environment in addition to the numbness and rapid loss of dexterity in my cold stung fingers made this an even more abbreviated visit, but the 23 or shots I got should suffice in capturing the isolation of this edition in contrast with the Sunday morning full capacity congregation atmosphere that first set of photos represented ...
A previous night visit there made accessible by the Wednesday evening service last fall tempted me to wander out into the darkness of the cemetery beyond the protective illumination of the
stained glass windows and parking lot lighting ... and as the PA piped into the graveyard blended
 with the increasing howling of coyotes and I fumbled with my camera settings and struggled  to maintain my composure as the increasingly disconcerting agitation of the coyotes that my intermittent camera flashes did not reveal but sounded close enough to be within the nearby  fence line bordering the woods ....
A shrill streak from an indeterminate animal confirmed my suspicion that there was something more than the amplified recitation of the rosary wafting through the night air that was inciting the frenzied fury of the coyotes... although it did seem like the beginning of “The Apostles Creed” triggered a unified bellowing howl from the estimated 4-5 pack members that were apparently pausing to revel in the now barely audible whimpering of this poor creature in its final death throes...A  couple of steps backwards to include the entirety of lager than most monument  predicated a trip over a small stone landing me promptly on my posterior following an less than agile countering step or two that failed to circumvent the fall and only added to the momentum...The expletive that I uttered that would have been better suited and accentuated by a crescendo cymbal crash  must have competed with amplified rosary recital because the coyotes fell dead silent for a moment ...then at the precise second the Apostles Creed portion of the rosary recycled to repetition again the unified howls erupted again with increased furor and seemingly closer proximity...I heard a familiar voice say: “go now” ...needless to sayI decided not to attempt grade D  EVP via cell phone voice recorder to capture  that certain voice that seldom breaks silence unsolicited ....

 As many of us strive to assign an eschatological significance to the recent surge in paranormal activity, one wonders if the inordinate amount of it which this area in particular is notorious for is related to geomagnetic factors, ley lines, history, Native American lore, random dimensional overlapping, the converging galactic alignment of 2012, the close approximation to Argonne Labs, The nearby mob burial grounds unearthed in the 80's (stay tuned) or the even the fenced off radioactivity contaminated section of adjacent )*Red Gate Woods, few can deny that there is something making this section of the Chicago suburbs a hotbed of supernatural interest ....

   
More on the net::

http://www.historicstjames.org/ (http://www.historicstjames.org/)   

http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/sagbridge/ (http://www.ghostresearch.org/sites/sagbridge/)
   
http://www.prairieghosts.com/stjames.html (http://www.prairieghosts.com/stjames.html)
 
http://davidsghosthunts.blogspot.com/2007/03/st-james-sag-church-cemetery.html (http://davidsghosthunts.blogspot.com/2007/03/st-james-sag-church-cemetery.html)

*Red Gate Woods
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Gate_Woods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Gate_Woods)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 14, 2009, 03:01:31 PM
St James 10 cont. ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 16, 2009, 11:31:47 AM
St James 10 (cont.)....


Odd that this is showing up in the same place on different days .....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 19, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
St James (cont.) ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 22, 2009, 02:15:34 PM
St. John 5

At  precisely what point does dedication become compulsion if not full blown OCD?...
Is it the adrenalin rush associated with wandering through a cemetery alone in the wee hours of the night, the need to escape the mundane banality of everyday life that only the reckless abandon of extreme sports, roller coasters or an enlisted tour of Afghanistan could rival but practicality negates?..I had to ask myself this question as I stopped on the side of the road at 4:15 am to wipe the condensation from my windshield that the billowing steam from a slopping, overfilled cup of coffee obscured...then after a gear grinding and somewhat oafish disregard for cold weather engine protocols rendered my transmission stuck between gears
 with an audible “clunk”, I was forced to pull over a second time before even reaching the main thoroughfare...A life of lifting weights has assured me that brute force is always a viable solution as I strong armed the lever in the center console into the appropriate slot thus nudging my poor, ageing ( but beloved) Jeep into part time 4X4 in order to extricate myself from the previous days wet snow turned overnight ice mold ...the indignation I was feeling at this slight delay was quickly replaced with remorse as the added traction and now fully awakened motorized monstrosity effortlessly traversed the ice packed pavement ...
  I visualized the transfer case gears breaking into pieces and ricocheting about thethe housing as the result of my primal impatience, but this moment of reticent clarity
will unlikely circumvent a repeat performance on a near future, cranky, pre coffee,cold morning ...The decision to make these early AM excursions are often
impulsive but with conviction ...Obviously there are certain mitigating factors that influence the target location but this one seemed predestined and completely logical ...at least that is what I kept telling myself as I groggily ambled out into the cold morning air with thermos in tow...
 I remember a time in unincorporated Cook County that bars would stay open to 4am and I would generally be making my way home at this hour back then, odd how the subtle things like pre dawn serenity and quietude completely escaped notice in those days ...
 St John cemetery is another registered historic landmark and is not too far from some of my previous exploits as The Country House is only a couple miles due north on the same street and
the C. H .Cemetery ( site of the infamous “Paranormal Polka”thread ) lies due southwest a mile or two...Those not as energy conservation conscious as others were kind enough to leave their holiday lighting powered up overnight on Clarendon Hills Road created a sort of multi color lined landing strip...a landing strip that strangely terminated at the corner where the old cemetery lies leaving only the unusual circular red lights flashing on a low visibility stop sign and the amber/orange glow of the corner streetlight as the sole source of illumination...As I parked the   
Jeep and glimpsed over the fence to the burial grounds beyond, the clean white dusting of snow that swirled with the sudden gusts of wind  further confounded the peripheral glimpses of movement the brush abundant property later provided ...

 Founded in 1856 this is another point of historic interest as in the case of many of my repeat sites ...there is little in the way of archival data online regarding this location, the genealogical lineage of the of those interred or their contributions as township founders...and short of a call to the parent church now located miles away or a clerical stint at the local library, there is not much knowledge to be gleaned via mouse clicks from home  ..I did manage to locate a comprehensive list of those buried there including birth and death dates (*below) but little else...I often feel compelled to connect with those that have been long forgotten and have little to remind us of their existence
aside from these stoic stone markers and whatever trace elements remain below...The inset pictures that are so prevalent at Resurrection and Mt Carmel often provide that connection when written
records are absent ...by comparison so few are fortunate enough to enjoy a legacy of historic notoriety, reverent relatives or at least inclusion in an archival list of a names and dates online when considering the probable billions of our predecessors that were simply commemorated with a pile of rocks, two sticks tied together as a makeshift cross if anything at all or worse; vulture chow but I digress ...

These night photo sessions are often the making for interesting photographic subjects albeit the fact that they make it extremely difficult to analyze for potential paranormal anomalies... I make it a policy of utilizing a combination of flash /no flash, high exposure/high ISO settings thus creating variety of different textures to some of the images that may seem cool but at the same time complicates the screening process...of course considering that I am not motivated by providing proof of the spirit world to those that are under the misconception that strict adherence to TV ghostbuster protocols are obligatory by all that choose to participate in the “paranormal community,
this is a moot point ..Ido feel there is room for both edicts but I  personally prescribe to the “elegance in simplicity” credo and prioritize artistic impression over empirical evidence for the simple, altruistic reason that my belief system has never been influenced by my photos...
                                    
Access through the front gate necessitated a walk to the front of the fence from where I parked along the side street ...the silhouetted tombstones clearly visible contrasted against the snow contributed to the shadows darting between the skeletal, gnarled old trees that groaned with protestation at the wind that assailed us from both sides of the fence... a path beyond the gate bifurcates the rectangular patch of original Illinois prairie growth at the front of he property into smaller square sections that is just tall enough to create an ominous corridor into the cemetery...the penetrating cold fogged the LCD and was straining the auto focus mechanism in the lens already... the low battery icon flashed in resignation after only yielding a picture count in the single digits this early into the shoot but I have learned that keeping the depleted batteries in my pants pocket  after replacement, the warmth will rejuvenates them enough to squeeze out a few more shots when the secondaries are discharged ...there has always been an overwhelming sense of a presence there in the past and tonight was no different although this it seemed to emanate from the tree tops overhead this time, once strong enough to take a shot of an elder Oak from the trunk base up...a cursory perusal of the display revealed nothing but I shall endeavor to at least extract a tree bark face from the full blown version to appease my detractors that like to offset there own lack of content or subject matter of interest by castigating the more subjective of my efforts (I still love the attention either way) ...I think the last time there was in midsummer and as I recall I sat on one of the decorative benches awaiting sunset only to by attacked by a swarm of winged, vampiric creatures when the sun finally descended beyond the tree line (forgot the mosquito repellent) but the memory of the fleeting shadowy figures darting in and out of my periphery in conjunction with the associative feeling of foreboding that accompanied them served to validate  the similar sensations and visions experienced on this current visit ...only this time instead of hearing a soft whispering, I smelled cigar smoke and roses ...
                                    

*  http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/dupage/cemeteries/stjohncem.txt (http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/dupage/cemeteries/stjohncem.txt)
 

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos of my recent trip to St John ....12/09 (86 total)
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 25, 2009, 06:27:49 AM
St John 5 (cont.)...



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on December 25, 2009, 12:13:09 PM
The last photo is very intriguing I see he is looking at you!

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and this one very disturbing indeed...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 27, 2009, 02:30:38 PM
I can not adequately express just how creepy these places are in when you are standing in the middle of them alone at 4am  ....b :|

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on December 30, 2009, 03:05:36 PM
Here is the GE view (St John 5)...b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on December 31, 2009, 03:46:04 PM
 Nice Google Earth  shot! 0:)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 03, 2010, 06:33:33 AM
Peabody Estate Update

There is a duality associated with the Peabody Estate (tomb) legend,
and most that grew up in the Chicago land area are at least vaguely cognizant of it as some of the lore is apparently founded by fact while much is the result of fabrication and the added embellishments of countless retelling the artistic license of childhood narration permits (insert wise crack here) ....
 Recent research has nudged the sublimated memory to the surface of a tale an older kid in the neighborhood used to spin about getting chased by monks on a surreptitious night visit to the grounds to catch a glimpse of  Mr Peabody laying in state immersed in a preservative and encased in a glass coffin ... Another axiom associated with this legend purports a huge cache of gold buried beneath the Portiuncula Shrine replica that many still believe houses the body of the Peabody patriarch. When in fact all human graves have been relocated to a local catholic cemetery and only the equestrian graves remain...the legend portends that if caught on the grounds by the residents Franciscan Friars or Monks of the day you were forced to kneel on the pebble surfaced cement or the hard stones that landscaped the rear of the shrine where a cross faced by a makeshift alter still resides on a flagstone platform in a conspicuous state of disrepair on this in contrast to the chapel’s pristine maintenance and the  meticulously manicured lawns beyond ...   
 While one may find mirth in visualizing a squad of vigilant twilight sentinels comprised of seemingly agile, robed Franciscan friars wearing the tradition garb with perhaps the exception of tennis shoes, chasing and apprehending a group of fleeing terrified teens, then issuing their own version of punitive retribution for the transgression by forcing them to kneel on gravel and pray in abject penitence as an alternative to police notification, these portended tales more often than not dissuaded thrill seekers from attempting the  perilous trek through the dark surrounding forest, sprawling grounds and depending on the route selected; the potential for traversing the spot where Francis fell from his favorite steed while participating in a fox hunt in his own back yard ...at least three of his prized equestrians are still buried to the east of the main hall where the wooden crosses that  stand today are probably replacements based on the absence of visible weathering the untreated looking wood will inevitably display...
The spectacle of these crucifixion capable sized crosses casting moonlit  shadows along the narrow strip of land between them and
where the woods abruptly terminated in favor of the sprawling plush summer grass must have been a daunting sight for those that emerged from the southeast path along a lake that Pottawatomie Native Americans  probably fished as this property’s original residents ...But when the oppressive enormity of the Gothic structure beyond came into focus, full appreciation for the Tudor Revival styled construction exclusively fashioned by renowned Chicago architect Benjamin Marshall was probably neglected by the ill informed tomb searching, thrill seekers of the day...The memory of these stories alone from our older siblings or neighborhood kids with a penchant for yarn spinning are cherished with a nostalgic reminiscence that mitigates any lingering contempt I may have held for those responsible for perpetuating some of these fallacious tales in retrospection...Paradoxically; all of these years later credible seeming adults that have recounted their adolescent misadventures online and while some have mentioned being chased by monks or other nondescript pursuers, the contemporary consensus seems to be that those that were actually caught were set free following a simple admonition for trespassing on the property and a promise for more severe consequences if they returned ...
This popular local legend and the activity purported to be occurring at the abandoned house that overlooked the site of where the Grimes sisters were discarded where those that seemed to figure most proximately in my memory growing up in the area as Resurrection Mary was considered something too scary and real to even discuss back then and to some degree that has not changed ...  Some tantalizing details that have up until recently eluded me, include a disclosure a Du Page County Forest Preserve ranger that was reinforced by a corroborative source that served a stipend as an Estate curator and resident replacement following a requested reassignment by the Ranger that lived there an overnight security solution of that time ...the recurring experiences of the sound of a bouncing ball and the continual sighting of a boy of 8 or 9 with curly brown hair by both the curator and his assigned predecessor ...some of this information has been garnered but not excerpted from a book by Richard Crowe... There has been speculation that Mr Peabody had an affair with a servant and the resultant illegitimate child may be the specter bouncing the ball in that cavernous vacant wing of the estate darkened by night and long forgotten secrets ...There is a covert  passage concealed by a section of paneling in the study that I must have walked past obliviously the several times that I was inside, but there are conflicting reports online as to where the spiral staircase leads from the study...some say a bomb shelter in the basement, some contend to a sort of “panic room” should the labor dispute related tumult that was transpiring over coal mining regulatory issues become severe enough to lead a disgruntled employee to the CEO’s driveway ...Another theory points to this passage being utilized by My Peabody as discreet access to the servant’s quarters further fueling the rumors of a tryst that produced a love child not to mention a rather sordid addendum to the estate diary...there is not much information about the second marriage but considering that he named the main residence “Mayslake Manor” after his first wife “Mae”, one wonders if his second marriage was premature and made in haste by a grief stricken man terrified by the prospect of being alone or if the second wife was more of a business relationship, the first marriage to Mae had produced a son (Jack) and heir apparent to the Peabody legacy     
The famous photo of Mae Peabody alone possesses a quality that seems to transfix those that view it, this radiant woman was undoubtedly an integral part of the formula that helped to defined the F. S. Peabody that forged an empire as the coal mining mogul he became ...her passing may have compromised the fastidious foundation he institutionalized into his work and personal life and this may have contributed to the alleged infidelities that occurred during the discourse of his second marriage and adversely affected his health that subsequently lead to his demise on that August morning along the southern banks of the lake with his favored horse “Dunbar” grazing solemnly nearby ...Again, some of this is simply the result of speculative musing and hypothetical conjecture based solely on unsubstantiated internet heresy by myself and others, I stress this to divert the summation that this is all simply more Halfhand Revisionism in action, when much of it is formulated on the collective suppositions of others that have researched this subject...     

As The Friary stands at the polar opposite end of the property from Mayslake Manor and in an effort to maintain a focus this will be broken into two separate updates as the friary was not revisited on this particular occasion but I will added to this same thread at a later date ...
 A previous New Year’s resolution granted me yet another headache free New Years Day  ...the single digit frigidity of the predawn morning was humbling but was oddly idyllic in conjunction with the icy brilliance of the bejeweled Blue Moon that beckoned from above ... I neglected to consult the web for winter holiday hours of accessibility, so consequently and much to my chagrin the main entrance to Mayslake Manor was gated securely with no noticeable posted hours of admittance visible thus confirming my suspicions that the hour before sunrise and hour after sunset summer rules did not apply especially on an extremely cold holiday ...and while I had my heart set on the estate, I reconnoitered the Dog Park lot adjacent to the friary to the southwest but elected to make the intrepid trek through the woods back to the estate as opposed to simply starting with the visible and much closer friary partly because I was already psychically attenuated for that location but mostly because I already had the first half of this composed before ahead of time  ...I had to stop and decide if I really wanted to go through with this unexpected extension to the excursion as the deleterious effects of the cold started to become noticeable early into the walk down the path leading back northwest almost following the beaming lunar lamp that still shined obstinately even as it declined into the westerly horizon and competed with the increasing orange hue that threatened from just below the tree tops to the east ...
 A detour through the virgin snow and waist high, indigenous prairie weeds that grow along the path between a fenced off picnic area and the stately oaks that bordered the woods along the southern rim of the property proved to be even more of an difficult jaunt than it appeared ... the deceptively deep snow and my well insulated but less than snug fitting snowmobile boots made this part of the journey like walking in quicksand and as the sub-zero temperature stung my unprotected face, I comported myself to forge ahead defiantly ...I had to laugh when the unfrozen creek at the bottom of the western slope of the field revealed an unfrozen, rapid flowing creek that while relatively slender width wise, seemed like an amazing feat of athleticism to jump in my boots, layered clothing, camera in tow and the banks on both sides being completely snow caked ...there were several circular bon fire remnants of almost identical diameter and interspersed at  amazingly consistent space intervals on both side of the creek that dotted the landscape visibly as far as I could see coming and going ...This was the fist time I have ever approached the lawns of the manor from the emerging path the lead uphill towards the rear of the stationary Shakespearean stage and there I discovered 3 more of the wooden crosses that must represent even more favored horses from the Peabody corral, bringing the actual count to six unless some of these markers represent the final resting place of his demised hunting dogs as well  ...
 The arrival at the main building would have seemed much more triumphant had I been met by a servant at the front door and lead promptly to the Great Hall or Study for a fireside cup of Earl Grey tea and some “lively’ conversation with Francis and Mae ...I had to settle for just the  conversation....

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos of my most recent trip to Mayslake Manor ....01/2010 ( 136 total)
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 05, 2010, 02:59:12 PM
Peabody Estate Update (cont.) ....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 09, 2010, 03:49:57 PM
Peabody Estate Update (cont.)....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 10, 2010, 06:22:13 AM
Is it only me or is there a dog looking out through the window? A rather ragged one of the terrier type.  :|

Coincidentally I was just thinking that one of those "items" looked like an animal myself ...are we anthropomorphizing? hard to say, but many of the Peabody pets are buried here on the property including dogs  .....b
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 15, 2010, 01:24:27 PM
Plymouth Place Demolition



I took these photos over the course of a month and a half in Feb and March of '08 ...it is the progressive demolition photos of Plymouth Place retirement home...a reputedly haunted location as recounted by employees and confirmed by my own vigilance in chronicling the dismantling of what was considered the Ritz Carlton of nursing homes and the destination of choice for many of the more affluent and in some cases “connected” of the Chicago elite following it’s construction back in 1944...

As the dis-assembly of the original building that seemed to almost retreat in acquiescence to the new and already partially occupied facility, it seemed like an ignoble ending to this stately and venerable landmark...a new building that was not even visible to the main stretch of Rt 45 until the main body of the original structure was finally leveled to reveal the mammoth replacement in the background that was thematically modeled after the architectural design of it’s predecessor  ..the progress of this project was such that it necessitated at least a bi weekly return to this site and I tried to capture a good representation of predawn, morning, mid-day, evening and night shots...

The videos I have recently composed consist of all of the base photo from this project and I have included the stills of the more notable of the edited photos a compilation thread aptly titled: “miscellaneous debris” that still sits at some of my longer term membership sites, but as the image hosting service “Put-file” has been absorbed by “Ebaum’s World” without notification or transfer of existing files, almost all of the image links have been disabled from that thread...

Considering the chaos of my schedule back then, lack of commitment to thorough analysis, and the sheer volume of photos I have of this site I will be intermittently resurrecting this thread between new or return existing site visits as I reevaluate these photos (taken with my old 5.0 camera) should  any new “items of interest” be  discovered ...

I remember walking back to my jeep following an interrogation from a rather stereotypically  surly construction site foreman questioning my continued presence at the location and I encountered a couple of employees wearing what appeared to be uniforms of the new location and I asked them if they worked at the old site as well ...after they affably confirmed that they did, I queried them about the rumors of paranormal activity a friend of mine that worked there years ago had intimated to me back then... they simply glanced at each other then smiled nonchalantly before one of them said ”we aren’t supposed to discuss it, but yes it was VERY haunted” ..they then preceded to relate several instances of personally experiencing things like: doors of empty rooms slamming, elevators going up and down in the middle of the night unoccupied, voices, even rumors of other employees seeing full bodied apparitions roaming the halls ...” again we are not supposed to discuss it” ...I thanked them and continued to my parking spot at an even faster pace as the sensations I have fought to suppress all of my life became a little harder to deny on that day ....b


Plymouth Place Demolition Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK8eQ7SdovA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK8eQ7SdovA)   

Plymouth Place Demolition Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3FQK5NADE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX3FQK5NADE)   

Plymouth Place Demolition Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XrcOIdLUg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XrcOIdLUg) 

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 17, 2010, 05:19:50 PM
Plymouth Place Demolition ...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 20, 2010, 12:36:43 PM
Plymouth Place Demolition (cont.)

Google earth depicts both buildings, the new one apparently incomplete thus confirming these images are less than current...b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 25, 2010, 10:44:49 AM
Plymouth Place Demolition (cont.)...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on January 29, 2010, 06:06:17 PM
Plymouth Place (cont.)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 07, 2010, 09:20:09 AM
Grimes Sisters/German Church Rd.



I feel that this thread should be prefaced with a cautionary desecration advisory for those of you not familiar with this haunted site and the details surrounding the tragic murder of the Grimes sisters and may find it upsetting...I assure you it is not intended to sensationalize the events that have propagated this legend, the continued paranormal activity reported there or exploit the plight of the family that owned the property as a consequence of their front yard being the location of a horrible discovery near the end of their driveway...I report the facts as I understand them by the research I have conducted, witnesses I have interviewed, stories I remember from my youth and my own journeys to the “House On German Church Road” starting as a child in the mid 70's ...

The lot at the corner of German Church and County Line Roads is still vacant today... the tiny swimming pool bath house is the sole structure remaining aside from the pile of rubble where the house stood and was finally razed in what was almost an effort erase the enigma associated with this property ...a plot of land that is surrounded by upscale housing in what is considered one of the most affluent areas in the U.S. yet remains conspicuous by it’s continued vacancy...I remember this area growing up in the Chicago suburbs as being a place where pristine snow covered fields were the choice destination of snowmobilers and countless acres of paths, trails and even an abandon prison farm provided those of us with dirt bikes as much adventure as our gas tanks would permit ...

At the farthest reaches of one of these prairie pathways that now has succumbed to the forces of progress and the bulldozer’s blade long ago was an old house that someone had left furnished complete with a vintage ‘55 Buick the basement garage ...Some contend that the woman that lived in the house was so distraught by the bodies being discovered at the edge of her property that she was institutionalized following a PTSD related breakdown and her husband moved across the street leaving the home in stasis in the event that she returned to him (and evidently their children as the discarded toys I remember strewn about the abandon house implied) ...

Some theorize the house became haunted following the murders, and as this became a popular Halloween and thrill seeking destination for kids back then, the paranormal activity alleged to occur at this site was also confounded by irrepressible imaginations of those that mustered up the courage to visit this site that was legendary even back in the 70's ...I can remember the house before it was set ablaze by vandals but never went inside although I did in fact explore the basement garage that sat below the charred remains of the house and became a makeshift crypt for the family Buick ... Being the precocious prepubescent that I was, I of course was often the first to venture undaunted into these places as my friends hung back waiting for me to test the waters as point man ...the apprehension I experienced at this location in particular was always tangible as I made my way up the gravel driveway stepping over the chain hanging between two rusted posts, leaving my friends and the relative visible safety of German Church Road behind ...the expression that surely would have belied my feigned nonchalance as I marched defiantly up the ascending and curving gravel grade beyond the sight of my co adventures was likely one of rapidly diminishing confidence...as the house came into site I was stopped n my tracks by the sound of a sort of whimpering coming from a indeterminate direction ...needless to say my friends didn’t wait for an explanation when they saw me uncharacteristically running down the hill at a hastened pace...I told them I heard someone talking and quickly retreated without notice ...it would be several years before I returned to the site that by then had been claimed by vandalism and arson ...

Some of the stories that are on the net I can collaborate as far as what rumors where filtered down to us from older siblings ...many contend that they would often spot a gaunt looking man wandering the grounds that some believed to be the property owner, while some of the more spectacular claims made included the spectral sightings of the sisters lying just as they were left on the side of the road, discarded like refuse on that cold January night...some claim to see girls consistent with the age of the sisters peering over the guardrail as they speed along that still wooded stretch of road and often there are reports of the two being spotted solemnly wondering between the tombstones in the nearby cemetery behind the Lutheran Church that is the street’s namesake and a stones throw from the cul-de-sac where the bodies were discovered ...they reports vary but most claim they are spotted from a distance and vanish behind the tombstones when someone approaches thus disappearing completely when the inquiring church elder, attendee or maintenance guy got too close ....  
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 07, 2010, 09:22:11 AM
(Grimes Sisters/German Church Rd cont.)


 Any crime involving child victimization is heinous and abhorrent, but here is something even more sinister when the act of aggression is that of a sadistic, sexually predatory nature ...the only possible reasoning for those that believe there is a higher power allowing this type of atrocity to occur without intervention is that it reminds us not to take our little ones for granted and perhaps hug them a little tighter before they leave to go out with friends or to the movies...it at least  provides us with an added incentive for reiterating to our kids just how important it is to avoid situations and scenarios where they could become yet another of the many missing, exploited or worse in an endlessly growing statistic...Loretta Grimes must have replayed those last few moments that she saw her daughters alive during the guilt stages of her grieving ...it is natural for parents to blame themselves or attribute the fate of their child to a discretionary failure or momentary lapse in judgment ... perhaps if more perennial recitations pertaining to the inherent dangers of “strangers” were added to dinner table conversations the child would have not have been so easily lured into the state of comprised security that lead to such tragic consequences ...anyone who is a parent has at some point abdicated authority in favor of being a “pal” to their child or as a means of exhibiting trust, but there was not nearly the frequency of these sort of crimes back in 1957 ...the similarities between the Grimes Sisters and the Schuessler-Peterson murders involving the discovery of three young boys murdered and dumped naked in a ditch on the city’s northwest side less than two years before in ‘55 seemed to mark the end of the assumption that the relative safety of a “good neighborhood” would shield children from the most insidious of transgressions ...crimes of this nature are not that of an aberrant, uncontrollable urge or perverted passion, but that of anger, violence and degradation as all predatory crimes are, but when the object of this unconscionable act is a child, the veil of  darkness associated with the crime scene, the surviving relatives, even the investigating law enforcement personnel can linger on indefinitely ...I have heard reports from other “sensitives” that they can still feel the preponderance of residual evil emanating blocks away from the property where the Gacy house once stood ...a small plot of land that also stood vacant for an while following it’s demolition and excavation of 27 young men and boys back in the 70's ...The Grimes murder remains unsolved and the term”cold case” is the worst of puns in this instance, yet is still refereed to as such albeit the fact that it is presumed the girls likely died from prolonged exposure and hypothermia and not as the direct result of the brutal injuries they sustained at the hands of a monster ...

This became a national headline story that even prompted Elvis Presley to issue a statement urging the girls to return home if the were in fact runaways as contended by police during those agonizing weeks while they were missing between December 28th, 1956 and January 22nd 1957 ...Patricia (13) and Barbara (15) Grimes departed their home on the 3600 block of south Damen Avenue that ironically was only a few doors up from a home on the 4100 block where one of the reputed “Resurrection Mary” candidates (Mary Bregovy)  resided until she was fatally injured in a car accident in the mid 30's...

“Love Me Tender” enjoyed an extended run at the Brighton theater on Chicago’s south side and as Barbara and Patti were fanatical Elvis fans, this would have been their 11th viewing of that film and what they pledged to be the last ...they were spotted in line getting popcorn around 9:30 pm and then again at 11:00 pm at a bus stop ...what happened next is purely speculation to this day ...Loretta Grimes grew anxious when 11:45 pm arrived and her daughters failed to return ...she promptly dispatched her 17 year old daughter (Theresa) and 14 year old son (Joey) to the Hoyne Ave. bus stop where three late service scheduled stops failed to produce their siblings ...

The month of them missing was already a media circus and reporters camped in front of the grimes home hoping to catch a glimpse of the distraught family members or get a highly coveted exclusive interview or photo...the ensuing nightmare that followed was an endless stream of alleged sightings from all over the Chicago-land area by train conductors, motel clerks,  mysterious calls to the homes of classmates in the middle of the night and even claims of visionary dreams ...
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 07, 2010, 09:23:21 AM
Grimes Sisters/ German Church rd.  cont.


At one point Loretta received a ransom note demanding $1,000 to be delivered to a downtown Milwaukee Catholic church that left the poor woman waiting in a parking lot with the money and the promise of the girls safe return that never came to fruition... as if the depravity of robbing a woman of her children was not enough, a scheme to extort money from her only added insult to the open wound of an injury...the ransom note was eventually traced to a mental patient...then there was the call from a man claiming to have had a “dream” that the girls would be found near 81st and Wolf roads in what was then a park in southwest suburban Willow Springs and when the girls where discovered less than a mile away the prognosticator was identified as a 53 year old Walter Kranz; a steam fitter working part time as liquor store clerk where the call was traced ....he was questioned extensively as a person of interest and later released after he was said to have been interrogated numerous times at the Englewood police station and administered a polygraph test, the results of which were unspecified... nor was it disclosed if he was later released because of lack of sufficient evidence to detain him or if he was exonerated of the crimes through a substantiated alibi and the results of the lie detector test... Walter Kranz  and  Rolando Cruz are in my opinion  perhaps the most visceral and salient examples as to why so many do not come forward with psychic visions that may assist in a murder/missing person(s) investigation as the fear of implication by over zealous, skeptical, unscrupulous or pressured investigators/prosecutors may name them as a suspect, offender or accompli by association...

 Cruz was originally convicted of the murder of 11 year old Jeanine Nicarico of Naperville
Illinois, in the neighboring county of Du page when he related dream visions he had about the killing and he actually served jail time before a new trial revealed suppression of evidence and criminal misconduct by county prosecutors and state investigators that ultimately freed Cruz , indicted the offending prosecutors and investigators that were later acquitted and solidified the case against serial killer/rapist/scumbag Brian Dugan whom now resides on death row following an almost personal seeming campaign by States Attorney Joe Birkett...a personal seeming vendetta he continued even after his unsuccessful gubernatorial bid a few years back that many claimed was at the root of his allegedly feigned indignation of the botched case that left such an indelible stain on the County Court system even today...the retrial of Dugan and ultimate death sentencing last year resurfaced the memories of the horrid crime and revealed more details pertaining to the officious misconduct in the Cruz conviction, but I digress ...

When the gruesome discovery was finally made by a passing motorist and his wife that January 1957 morning after noticing what appeared to be a couple of unclothed store mannequins on the side of the road he was horrified to find that they were indeed human remains ...the pair proceeded directly to a local police station (assuming Willow Springs as affluent Burr Ride was unincorporated Hinsdale or Lyons Township back then) where the wife whom was so beset with emotional trauma following the discovery that she had to be carried back to the car ...what was to follow was a crime scene trampled by law enforcement officials from numerous local, county and state agencies and from numerous surrounding municipalities ...the FBI’s involvement was never disclosed but many claim that this investigation was botched the moment the girls left for the movies that fateful night ....

In a city that was still reeling from a similar crime a few years earlier that left many in the Chicago area catatonic in the grip of fear and a killer still at large in 1958, the consensus among those closely monitoring the investigation was that assigning Lt. Joseph Morris to head the special police unit assigned to this case as well, must have seemed like a bad choice ...a haphazard search of the crime scene and wooded ravine flanking the banks of Devil’s Creek (much of which remains wooded today ) yielded no clothing or clues and as Lt. Morris vowed not to make the same mistakes they did in ‘55, ostensibly it looked to be repeat performance of the disorganized, poorly orchestrated, uncooperative undertaking that was the hallmark of the Schuessler-Peterson CSI ...The scene on that day on the northwest side was apparently an effort that seemed almost adversarial by the competing factions comprising the assembled task force of 162 officers from mixed departments and municipal law enforcement agencies that searched the Robinson Woods for clues after a lunch breaking salesman spotted the boys along a forest preserve creek bed that day ...

The autopsy performed on the girls itself was inconclusive as far as gleaning additional clues or useful forensic evidence by mid 1950's conventions save for the reluctant admission by the three experienced pathologists that the older of the sisters (Barbara) was sexually assaulted ...there was also confirmation of the injuries the reporters had noticed at the crime scene but claimed that none of the injuries suffered were life threatening and the girls likely dies from exposure after being left unconscious on the roadside the night they vanished on Dec 28th ...the preserved state of the bodies and the fact that they went unnoticed mere feet from a well traversed roadside, just beyond the guardrail, was attributed to the steady snowfall and consistently frigid temperatures that prevailed for the month they were missing...whether this information was intentionally deceptive, convoluted or erroneous is unknown as it is was often a common tactic to intentionally falsify details related to a crime to help screen out the steady stream of bogus leads and false confessions...This often accompanies celebrated cases where national notoriety is a potential and thus a motivation for false confessions by whack-balls and nut-jobs alike 
even when the fame acquired would be that of a nefarious nature (I feel like I’m describing aspiring para-celebrities for some reason)...

As the media circus escalated and the city that was swept with paranoia, suspicion and conjecture reverted to the panic stricken state it was struggling to overcome...the investigation intensified and became even more bizarre and complicated...there was even a Chicago Tribune newspaper sponsored contest inviting readers to mail in their theories for a $50 prize if it was posted in the edition that it was featured...but as repulsive as media sensationalization can be, the outpouring of sympathy from the community came to the rescue of the now destitute surviving Grimes family members and rallied to raise the funds required to pay off their Damen Avenue home ...very little information is available about the father (Joseph Grimes) aside from being “ a husky truck driver that broke down and sobbed upon identification of the bodies ...but as divorce and single motherhood carried with it the stigma of marital discord and the connotation of infidelity back in those days, this may be the reason that the father’s role in this ordeal is not mentioned or largely suppressed ...I have yet to notice a reference to Loretta as a widow in my research endeavors thus far ...the girls were buried at Holy Sepultre; the site of “The Miracle Child” and the subject of a few of my past threads...I will visit their grave sites when I return there in the early spring ...

The investigation intensified as the outcry from the public and governing officials demanded resolution...in all, it is stated that close to 300,000 people were questioned and up to 2,000 were seriously interrogated and the interrogative methods employed back then back were said to make Guantanamo Bay look like and all inclusive stay at “Sandals”...The search for the killer(s) headed by Lead Investigator Harry Glos produced a narrowed down list of unsavory suspects one of which was a drifter from Tennessee named Edward L.  Benny  Bedwell who was a dishwasher at a restaurant on west Madison street where the transient worked periodically for meals ...his resemblance to Elvis by way of sideburns, duck tail style haircut and the description of the two girls that claimed to be sisters he was seen with following the disappearance was enough to subject Bidwell to an interrogation where civil rights where not as much of an immediate concern as the extraction of a confession which they where able to elicit presumably by brute force...but the culpability of Bidwell’s admission of guilt was scrutinized by the State’s Attorney and ordered released only to be immediately scooped up and extradited to Florida on a warrant related to rape charges involving a 13 year old girl there that bore striking similarities to the Grimes case, but the accuser in Florida managed to escape after being held captive for several days...this M.O. and the startling revelation released by the pathologist confirming that Barbara was in fact molested and the opposing viewpoint of lead detective Glos that the weather conditions that created the layer of ice around the still warm bodies of the girls could have only occurred if they were dropped off over a week later around January 7th as conditions and cumulative precipitation prior to that would not have created this ice layer around the bodies...this was concurrent with a scenario that the sisters were held captive then murdered, consistent with the Florida allegations...he escaped conviction on a technicality there and was jailed years later on a weapons charges, he died shortly after his release in 1986....

 Police Captain Ralph Petaque netted the other of the more likely suspects in 17 year old Max Feig ...details surrounding his implication as “a person of interest” is unclear but, but through the notoriously persuasive techniques of he day, the 17 year old voluntarily took a polygraph examination that was later ruled as inadmissible because it violated the laws governing juveniles and the administration of lie detector testing...the results of the polygraph were never disclosed but not unlike Bidwell there were accusations of a coerced confession thus necessitating the boy’s release ...he was sent to prison just a few years later after he was convicted of the violent murder of a young woman... time passed and hopes where dashed as the Schessler-Peterson murders were deemed not connected by it’s eventual resolution in 1994 and relationship to the murder of the Brach Candy heiress: Helen Vorhees Brach...Loretta Grimes died in 1989 and was described as despondent and spiritually depleted woman ...rumors and theories continue today, and some of the prospective scenarios have included an attempt to force the girls into a white slavery/prostitution ring and even disputed claims that the girls were known to frequent an Archer avenue tavern where they supposedly would often entice older men into buying them drinks and this ultimately lead to their demise ...these allegations are still angrily denied by childhood friends and acquaintances of the sisters contending that they simply met with foul play by forced abduction or by consenting to a ride by a stranger with sinister ulterior motives...as the case grows colder the likelihood of resolution wanes and closure for the family lessens with each passing year ...

The vacant property on that corner is like a dark void amid the contemporary, upscale houses and the wooded, spacious lots, some of which overlook Devils Creek...from the elevated perspective and foliage veiled vantage point of the hill where the old house stood, one can almost imagine  how a displaced soul must feel gazing into the warm, ambient glow of the domiciles below harboring the life energy that burns as brightly as the illumination provided by the flickering televisions and interior track lighting visible though the patio windows ...this feeling is compounded by the cold and darkness adding to the already fantastical, self imposed mind set...a mid set some of us that obstinately reject the “ghost hunter” methodology strive to achieve when we embark on the solo excursions that have become the preferred mode of investigation for those of us that are reverting to a scaled down and bare bones technique...a technique that has liberated us from being burdened and limited by elaborate and yet-to-be-proven useful gadgetry in favor of an unencumbered, distraction free, sensibility oriented session ...I feel there is plenty of room for both investigation types in this field and I am not going to tout one as more
credible than the other, though I still don’t understand if some of my counterparts are looking for EMF variables as proof of paranormal activity or as proof of hallucinations by those that report it, but hopefully once they decide they will let us know ( lol ) ....

The latest trips to this complicated site incorporated both a night and a following day visit ...The night visit was relatively sedate save for the uncharacteristic apprehension I had to scale the steep embankment beyond the guardrails where the old house once sat and prime corner lot real estate remains devoid of development...looking up over the summit of the grade, the skeletal tree tops where clearly visible by the ever present orange glow provided by the nearby network of highways and the close proximity to the city and this is often visible when I experiment with the longer exposure and high ISO camera settings ...the elevated expanse of this plot of land that still
haunts my memories remains in the state of stoic stasis I remember from the spring of ‘08...the usual tactic of photographic distraction served as an adequate shield when the growing anxiety from the sudden energy shift I felt caught me off guard as I made my way into a clearing for a better landscape shot ...I did not feel the compulsion to retreat that I have in some of my past escapades but the comfort level here was “tolerable” at best...

 The weather was not as limiting or physically debilitating as my recent freezing, predawn voyage to Peabody Estate, but the prolonged glove-less exposure quickly rendered my fingers to a stinging, inoperable numbness that made the trek back to the Jeep parked a quarter of a block away a welcome intermission to the nearby Trinity Cemetery stage of the visit that is endemic to the lore associated with the legend of this site...

 The still-warm engine thawed my frigid digits as I splayed my hands in front of the dashboard vents ...the ride to the cemetery was brief but elongated by the continuation of
my “warm up” session...and as I sat in the church parking lot facing the darkness beyond the line of tall evergreens that bordered the parking lot and the cemetery,  I realized that it was more of a matter of procrastination than a reprieve from the cold that kept me in the car ...the hesitation was quickly replaced by an adrenaline rush exhilaration that solitary expeditions to night darkened cemeteries often provide by way of aesthetic creepiness alone ...I look forward to analyzing these photos from the night visit, but the return I made the following afternoon revealed a startling discovery that the route I took along the muddied banks of “Devil’s Creek“ on my ‘08 previous trip must have denied me ...The commencement of the day trip was academic retracing the steps from the night before, starting at that infamous forested stretch of German Church Road where the bubbling trickle of the creek can be heard from the spotted unfrozen patches below the steep drop protected by the iron rails on both sides of the road ...the surreal beauty of this rural oasis will be forever tainted by the residual imprint of unspeakable brutality that robbed those poor young souls of their lives ...lives they barely had a chance to experience by an act so heinous that this area along “Devil’s  Creek” is said to be indelibly cursed ...

The rubble from the demolition of the house, the still-standing bathhouse, the rust hinged, wooden gates are all still there as the light of day confirmed this just as I remember them ...I noticed what appeared to be a monolithic stone structure perched on a jutting promontory above the shore of the creek from the vantage point behind the bathhouse where the creek gently curves east before it resumes is southerly flow back under the road where I started ...as I drew closer easing my way down the snow covered slope, the outline of an underlying structure built into the side of the hill became visible  ...it appeared to be a hut or shack of sorts fashioned out of cobblestone and flagstone to form fit a hollowed out space dug from beneath an overhanging cliff ...they fortified this space with an stone cemented arch ceiling that still supports a tree and partially exposed root system above ...sort of a stone cottage/cave complete with windows, a door-less front entrance, a fireplace, shelves and stone slabs benches ...the charred remnant of a fire, pop cans and a few other items left behind hinted at recent activity ...activity that evidently included pot smoking ...At first I surmised that this was likely the result of surplus landscaping or construction materials from the new subdivision as the back yards of some of the new houses end at the creek bed...and although this structure seems to be on the property of the abandoned lot on the other side,  it isn’t unfathomable that this was the collective efforts of the new neighborhood’s fathers to make a sort of playhouse for their kids while forming new friendships etc ...yet closer inspection lead me to conclude that this concave cottage likely predates the new subdivision by a considerable margin, but I stand undecided at the present pending inspection from some of my more construction savvy cohorts ..Devil’s Creek winds for a considerable distance and is flanked by woods on both sides all the way to the next major thoroughfare north and for an indeterminate distance south until it undoubtedly terminates as a tributary to the Des Plaines River as the Google
Earth renderings are inconclusive ...there many rumors and hearsay associated with how this tiny stream earned it’s name, but that is for another thread ....




-R.I.P. Barbara and Patricia- 



Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my 2 early Febuary 2010 visits ( 187 total)
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 07, 2010, 09:24:20 AM
Grimes Sisters/German Church Rd (cont.)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 12, 2010, 08:52:52 AM
Grimes Sisters/Trinity (cont.) ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 17, 2010, 01:07:57 PM
Grimes Sisters/German Church Rd. (cont.)...

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 27, 2010, 03:26:29 PM
Peabody update 2- The Friary




A sun drenched, mild mid February afternoon brought me back to the Mayslake/Peabody Estate to complete the Friary edition of the site update...on a day with highs in the  upper 30's it seemed like  a comparably temperate climate as I flashed back to the frost bitten, sunrise sojourn through the fields and sparsely wooded east side of the property  to bypass the locked front gates of Mayslake Hall...one wonders if the frigid cold winter and excessive snow fall of 2010 will be attributed to “global warming” or if now our carbon footprints will be the catalyst for the next ice age...either way I suspect the unpredictability of Chicago winters will defy any or all regulatory efforts to stave off the inevitable cataclysmic consequences of our evil, imperialistic ways...the direct sun was a welcomed warmth as the dampening depth of the snow crunched underfoot when I departed the well traversed path that circles the outer parameter the lake...I have had little luck pinpointing the original location where Mr Peabody expired while participating in a a fox hunt on the south side of the lake and the subsequent original site where the replica of the Portiuncula Chapel was constructed  in memoriam, but I shall endeavor to continue research on that in the future ...

 The history of this property is certainly not restricted to the relatively contemporary Eurocentric
cultural heritage, but as early archival records and archaeological evidence indicates; there where as many as 50 Potawatomi villages in the area between the mid 1700's and mid 1800's and one is described as “near Mayslake in Oak Brook” ...these homogenous, interwoven Native Americans
managed to maintain a relatively peaceful and symbiotic coexistence as fur traders
 with the early settlers, many of which intermarried with the migrant French, English, Scotch and Irish while the primarily ”purebred” tribes consisting of Potawatomi, Chippewa and Ottawa were forcibly relocated to reservations west of the Mississippi by way of Andrew Jackson’s “Indian Removal Act” ...the decedent lineage of the “Metis” families (French for “mixed blood”) became the sole remaining Native Americans in the area by that late 1800's...
 
 The future of the enigmatic red bricked building at southern most end of the Mayslake property remains uncertain ...following the Franciscans vacating the premises in late 1991, and following it’s acquisition by the Du Page County Forrest Preserve, it has been at the epicenter of litigation...at present a morass of legal wrangling has stymied all proposals including those
 pursuant to the ambitious 12 Million dollar renovation plans to convert the facility into a 93 unit assisted living center by the Du Page Housing Authority... a project that remains contingent on the resolution of a quagmire of zoning restrictions, revamped regulatory commissions and the continued exorbitant expense of heating, grounds maintenance and vandalism prevention measures...the adjusted cost of which is estimated to be well over $60,000 a year, plus it has already been the recipient of several preservation oriented grants, bonds and provisional incentives to reinvigorate the aging, dilapidation besieged behemoth of a building ...there has even been proposals for low income, studio style apartments but that was quickly squelched by local zoning commissioners in the wake of a torrent of protests from the adjacent wealthy subdivisions ...little has been reported in the way of recent updates ...
 The building was built entirely by hand by the industrious Brothers of the Franciscan Order over the course of 17 years between 1950-1967 ...following the purchase of the entire estate by The Franciscan Order of the Sacred Heart for $450,000 in the wake of Mr Peabody’s death in 1925,
the original seminary was built on the west side of the property between 1925-27 and was demolished in 1992 ...

Incidentally one of the most recent documented cases of stigmata was that of Franciscan; Saint
Padre Pio ...and as members of this order have been alleged to have the most reported instances of visions and stigmata, the highest concentration of Padre Pio’s exhibition of this occurred during the time frame of the Franciscans acquiring the Peabody property...

 The St Paschal Friary is an almost symbolic edification of the changing ecclesiastically  institutionalized secularism that sub denominated Catholicism in favor of more archdiocese
concentric ordination ...the blue tarp that is draped precariously over a large portion of the southeast wing’s roof is as unlikely to prevent water saturation as efforts to cling to antiquated theosophies will prevent the ebb and flow of religious modernization ...this building is the is the ultimate iconoclastic religious relic ....

 The tracks of a big wheeled, off road vehicle systematically compacted the snow in circular,  concentric patterns on the friary’s north lawn...the efforts to meticulously flatten and compact the snow on the stately, hickory and oak dotted stretch of land that overlooked the lake to the north struck me as bizarre ...I thought back to my pervious trip and to the multitude of inexplicable and almost identical in diameter bonfire remains that I encountered as I plodded through the fresh powder padded fields en rout to Mayslake manor as the sun rise pursued me from the east...

My annoyance at the prospect of having my photos tainted by the tread marked landscape was quickly replaced by relief after a mere hundred or so yards of quicksand-like deep snow suddenly transformed into an easily traversable hike across the tractor flattened winter landscape...I elected to make an approach from the northwest as the past summer visits denied me exploration of the overgrowth that strangled the western portion of the property beyond the flight of stairs and Stonehenge like monolithic benches that lined the edge of the western driveway and terminated at a rather steep decline into the thicket below ...
 As anticipated; the winter stripped underbrush was now visibly accessible save for assorted burr hitchhikers and thorn pricks...the bottom of the staircase revealed a concrete wall and what proved to be a boarded up doorway next to a long inoperative water fountain and PA speakers ...
 
A square hole in the concrete slab under the staircase almost mocked me with the darkness it exuded ...the flash of the camera exposed a small room with what appeared to be tightly sealed off doorways...one leading south in a probable tunnel to the garage and one to the left, that likely intersected with the boarded up outer entry and back under the pavement overhead to the main building in what I in visualized as an elaborate network of underground catacombs and secret passages... my imagination requires little in the way of provocation to construct such elaborations ( no really) ...when I walked up to the square foot opening in the wall, an almost paralyzing apprehension built up inside of me as my arm crossed over the concrete threshold separating the inside from the out...I felt a gust of putrescent air rush past my shoulder with an almost audible moan...the flash from the camera lit up the black void long enough to confirm the narrow space beyond was also subject to a concerted effort to seal off all of the interconnecting passage ways as described above...the nail secured inner doors and spot weld fortified connecting door leading to the south in the general direction of the parking garages, left me a quandary as to where the stale, crypt like air could have originated but the view I had was limited and a good portion of the room was obscured by this limitation...I actually stumbled back away from the gaping hole as I remembered that I experienced the same fetid, inexplicable groan of exhalation when I crouched down to get a shot of the basement in the courtyard  from a small circular hole in a boarded window last summer ( now patched ) ...I followed the outer lower level wall along the entanglement of vines overgrowth until a snow caked ramp led me to street level in between the garage and the main building ...further exploration of the rear of the garage and some careful circumnavigation of spike tipped bushes unveiled a two story chimney incinerator that I was unable to open for inspection because the cross bar latch seemed to be pounded in to immobility by a hammer flattened iron sleeve thus locking the free end of the latch bar in place

As I skirted the evergreens that were once decorative adornments to the rear of the garage but now struggled for distinction among the reclamation efforts of the prairie vegetation, I discovered a short but steep flight of powdered steps along the side of the incinerator structure...  stairs that spilled out into an open patch of grassland to the rear and opened bottom portion of the chimney stack ...the scorched, blackened brick interior retained the carnal stench of countless refuge infernos, but even the burned remnants of the last incendiary cinders that once smoldered were now symbolically doused by the squared mound of snow that flaked it’s way down the open flue ...

 As I coursed my way back along the back of the rear if the evergreen lined garage, I noticed that every possible window, door, hatch and vent had been effectively barricaded...as I rounded the southeast end of the virgin snow depth that rudely packed my ankle length, side zip business-man style boots, I longed for my snowmobile footgear that I wore last time around ...and while those boots resemble an Ace Frehley costume accessory, they were well insulated and water tight...

Almost all of the lower level door windows were boarded up and while there were some signs of recent vandalism by way of broken windows on the first floor, many of those that remained un shattered were plywood plated from the inside ...contrary to common sense; I found myself wondering if this was intended to circumvent something from escaping from within as much as it was a preventive measure against an illicit entry as I proceeded under the arched passage leading into the courtyard in the center of the main building ...the last time I was here was a night visit and the pervasive darkness of the courtyard and intermittent interior lighting created an eerie, shadow shifting translucent effect when intermixed with the headlights streaking down Rt 83 that bled through from the north facing windows to the 4 stories of narrow windows facing the south end of the courtyard ...

The howling winds of that summer night provided a  cacophony of creaking, cracking, whistling, moaning and tarp flapping sounds ....the stillness and light drenched afternoon of this visit did little to help diminish the growing unease or abate the closed in sensation that the outer walls incurred ...sensations that were already welling up inside me as soon as I passed under the arched buttress that seemed like a line of demarcation that separated the relative security of the exterior from the dark oppression dwelling within ...the acoustically isolated quiet was instantly shattered by a concussive thump when a huge slab of sun dampened snow slid from the steeply slanted roof and landing at my heals ...an insidious, cackling laughter echoed from a gaping hole in a fiberglass ceiling-ed basement addition that extended into the ground at about waste level...I continued to shoot off the camera in defiance until I was beset by a sudden loss of equilibrium and nausea...the vexing snicker followed me past the arch as I hastened a my unsteady retreat ....

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my mid February 2010 visit (181 total) ....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on February 27, 2010, 03:27:46 PM
Peabody Update 2 the The Friary (cont.)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 07, 2010, 01:40:27 PM
Peabody Update 2-The Friary (cont.)...



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 22, 2010, 06:18:23 PM
Queen Of Heaven Update







I have always considered Queen Of Heaven one of my personal favorite sites out of the circuit of famous haunted locations that remain supernaturally active within my immediate proximity ...and while repeat visits to these sites may seem redundant or at times even moribund to some,  
I feel that making one visit to a location for a couple of hours is less likely to yield any data or enable even the most astute of “paranormal investigators” to make any sort of an assessment as to the voracity of a clients claim of “activity” and to suggest such is simply absurd at best,
 thus making the multi trip methodology that I embrace one of prudence and obviously one of preference ...

 There is a confluence of energies here that fluctuates between negative, positive and nondescript ...the south end of the property that still attracts a fairly steady stream of the devout faithful making their pilgrimage to the famous apparition site that was formally investigated by the Chicago Archdiocese in the early 90's and deemed inconclusive yet has engendered enough interest to necessitate a separate parking lot and circular platform for those that continue to flock to the location to pray in silent vigilance hoping to catch a glimpse the miraculous manifestation similar to that alleged by Joseph Reinholtz in 1990 ...his quest to remedy his ailing vision lead him to war ravaged Bosnia in the late 80's to visit one of the 6 children alleged to have experienced a Marian vision ...a vision that subsequently attracted over 11 million globally, much the way the purported repeat visits to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 precipitated  the continuing pilgrimages there by those seeking spiritual alternatives to medical convention as a cure to the incurable or terminate illness deemed terminal...Mr Reinholz’s eye sight returned when he returned to the states after being prayed over in Bosnia by one of the Medjugorje, 6 ( Vicka )...this miraculous and inexplicable return of his sight prompted him to return to Bosnia and “Vicka” a second time in ‘89 where she instructed him to pray and hold vigils at a location near his home in The States where there is a solitary large crucifix next to a three branched tree.

His search for the location prognosticated by the youth on the other side of the globe lead him to Queen Of Heaven 1990 where he experience repeated Virgin Mary and Angelic visions that increased in frequency to a being a daily occurrence before the Archdiocese invoked a sanctimonious seeming “restriction of obedience” order prohibiting Reinholz from returning to the site and launching an official investigation into the validity of the sightings reported ( deemed inconclusive) but as the multitude of those motivated by faith and curiosity alike flocked to the site, the reports of these visions have not relented and the allegations range from the appearance of the effulgent lady to the inexplicable remission of progressive, later stage cancer...the photos continue to surface on the net, some interesting if not compelling, others not so much, in fact one of my fledgling journey there yielded a photo of an image containing an “item”  (spotted by an ardent believer) that bore a remarkable likeness to a cherubic angel complete with wings and hands fixed in prayer-like repose (so not metal, but I was intrigued none the less)...a common thread at all of the apparition sites of this propensity are the intermittent, recurrent appearances, anomalous photos, the unmistakable aromatic presence of roses when there are none to be found anywhere nearby ... many claim to experience a sense of renewed spiritual vigor following a site visit and this rejuvenated dedication to their faith would
in some instances manifest itself days, weeks or even months later in the form of Rosary beads changing colors commonly interpreted as encouragement to remain pious ...

The psychology of mass hypnosis/hysteria is one of complexity and of course controversy when  the precepts of religious ideology is involved, yet one wonders what the precise mechanics,
environmental factors or atmospheric conditions are conducive to lull thousands into believing the have experienced a common sighting or collective vision ...While locations such as Queen of Heaven, Bosnia, Fatima, Guadalupe and the more famous of these apparition sites are often cited as suspect by skeptics because the visionaries are often small groups of children, the ill stricken, the indigent or those relegated to the lower economic strata of third world origin,  the cases of mass sightings such as the one in Cairo Egypt where biblical histrionics contend that Mary, Joseph and Jesus fled the infanticidal tyrant Herod and in 1968 Marian apparitions were viewed by thousands gathered at the site and over a million watched one of these broadcasted on Egyptian television...while the accusations of hoax perpetration abounded following the broadcast, there were scouts dispatched to search the 15 mile radius of the site in an earnest attempt to detect or spot a device capable of projecting this image that would shimmer and coalesce into recognition, but none were located although the integrity of the “scouts” were later scrutinized by a coalition of skeptics claiming it to all be an elaborate  ruse intended to infuse tourism into the depressed (at the time) local economy...      

The cemetery has a variety of both famous and infamous alike interred and represented in memoriam, including the innocent young souls victimized by the fire that ravaged the West Side: “Our Lady Of The Angels” school on a cold December morning in 1958, claiming the lives of 92 children and 3 Nuns most of which perished by way of smoke inhalation while some fell to their death jumping from upper floor classroom windows to escape the raging inferno that quickly engulfed the antiquated building...a building that was slated to be retrofitted with proper fire escapes, sprinklers and alarms assorted budget constraints and uncertainly concerning the school’s future ...many municipal regulatory changes were made pertaining to fire code adherence and enforcement following this tragedy ...a tragedy that was later determined to be resultant of a boy playing with matches whom was  a student of the school and later admitted to
setting fire to the school in 1962 under interrogation ...


There are a couple of pro football players from the early days of organized leagues and the NFL , here...there are senators, luminaries from literary circles, decorated war heroes , Bishops, Cardinals, Priests, Nuns and even a Monk or two ...There are of course nefarious characters such as the Spilotro Brothers, the older of which Anthony (a.k.a. Tony The Ant) was the model for Joe Pesci's character, “Nicky Santoro” in “Casino”...And yes, both him and his younger brother met with a rather unpleasant and ignominious demise at the hand’s of fellow gangsters that left them in a shallow Indiana corn field grave ...There are numerous other mobsters from the annals of Chicago’s illustrious organized crime history too numerous to mention, plus I would prefer to restrict that aspect of local lore to Mt Carmel across the street where Al Capone rests along with his North Side arch rivals ...

The mausoleum was my initial interest there, being situated so close to the road have always been aware of it even when glancing the other direction or engrossed in a cell phone conversation the sensations I experienced would always be enough to prompt me to stop in mid sentence and glance toward the ominous structure  that has always insinuated harboring concealed secrets from within ...that is when the call didn’t drop ...
I remember the first trip there ( especially the late August aroma ) and the feeling of almost static shock and rush of anxiety I felt in a staircase when I made the turn at the mid flight platform between floors and touched the brass knob attached to a small wooden door and turning to shoot the camera in mid back-step upwards that yielded one of my first really “interesting” photos from the site, as I was evidently being pursued up the stairs ....

There are varying energies suffused into this building and the many religious icons represented in paintings, etchings and assorted saints in repose that invoke reactions in even those that consider themselves the most impervious to this aspect of symbolic theosophical provocation...often this much of a visceral representation of our inevitable mortality when aesthetically confronted with the endless rows of rectangular crypt embedded in the walls can prove efficacious when viewed by even the most that comport themselves as un effected by such....

 the Madonna statue in the basement holding the Christ child has evoked a multitude of differing reactions from a plethora of many adept mediums, clergy and shaman alike...regardless of how  diverse the beliefs, cultural backgrounds and ideological perspectives, most seem agree that it is imbued with a vibrant, radiant force or cursed with an unsavory attachment or two ...I have in more than one instance been informed by seemingly culpable sources and unsubstantiated rumors that the early morning hours there, have in the past played host to surreptitious acts of ritualistic desecration...rumors range from live animal sacrifice by occultists attempting to extract the life force released in the death throes and writhing agony of the sacrificial animals to blood basted orgies the likes of which sound more like the sub plot to Roman Pulanski film than reality ...this mammoth, death cult edifice of a building has been the source of much yarn spinning as long as I can remember, in fact the first time I have ever heard of the concept of an EVP came from an older sibling relating the story of older kids hiding cassette recorder inside and hearing moaning voices on the tapes when they retrieved them the following day ...

 There has been much speculation, theories, conjecture and even channeled messages tossed around in the assorted forums I have lurked in the past years whenever this site in particular resurfaces ...The Gnostic architecture of the mausoleum and other satellite buildings situated at almost polar vectors of the periphery the property is believed by some to hint at pre Christian, Paganistic influences that those of the more traditional faith orthodoxy have lamented as contributory to the harmonic variable and energies intrinsic to the site while the more metaphysically oriented have speculated that the geometric design of the buildings, the triangulation of ley line vectors, geomagnetic polarity and other assorted unseen forces may  contribute to the activity here when this site is the focus of discussion...I personally find myself spending more time trying to differentiate the metaphysical from the metaphoric when these discussions transpire, but I digress ... I personally have postulated the theory that the intersecting networks of Chicago land/Illinois expressways that all converge and bottleneck adjacent to the cemetery in what locals has dubbed
“The Hillside Strangler” (being located in Hillside Ill.) And the endless infusion of negativity that constantly flows from this notorious traffic gridlock continues to reanimate the lower vibrational forces that like to dwell and feed on psychical duress emanating from the suffering survivors of the recently interred ...I have seen many question why a cemetery would be “haunted” ...much of it can be directly attributed to the unintentional channeling you see as in the case of those that make daily or weekly trips to the cemetery in the wake of a recent loss that tend to languish grave side
carrying on a conversation with an unseen participant ....stages of grief effect people in different ways but the emotional state of those in a cemetery is seldom one of unadulterated joy and exultation...if this presiding psychical state resonating from funer repeat visitors that attracts those recently departed ones, personal “guides”, angels or the less savory opportunists of the etheric realm or lower vibrational plains is a matter of personal belief but I am personally of the opinion that there are components of all of these as described above using the closest words I can conjure to definitively describe what I feel may be at work in some of these larger, ecclesiastically themed sites, and the added complication of the almost incessant communal group meditation/genuflection at the apparition site has certainly suffused an energy into the mixture that as at least diversified the almost rainbow tinted aura that encapsulates the site with a luminosity that is visible to some up to a mile away...

  The late morning/mid-day visit this time around started as tradition now dictates with the apparition site...this heathen still clings to the notion of good luck charms and the implied protection of dogmatic observances by way of reverence to religious patronage...the section at the southeast corner bordered by the freshly tilled dirt of an undeveloped portion of the property was relatively inactive for a pre spring, unseasonably mild day, save for a couple of somber looking elderly visitors that were departing upon my arrival leaving me and an unoccupied yellow lawn chair positioned facing the crucifix alone to photograph the area uninhibited ...The Madonna statue that has been present at the edge of the asphalt circle has now been elevated to full blown shrine status by way of a new wooden enclosure protecting from the elements the diminutive effigy and a plethora of floral adornments, rosary beads, religious metals and other trinkets offered as symbolic tithing...

I neglected to pinpoint the precise location of the Our Lady Of Peace memorial and had only a vague reference of it by way of the section number to guide me, but being the intrepid traveler that I am, and much the way I located the grave of Mary Alice Quinn (The Miracle Child ) at Holy Sepultre when I got out of the car and wondered blindly into the middle of a huge section of stone markers and found my self standing in front of it; I folded up the targeting array and “used the force” thus driving right to it...I no longer consider this coincidence or simple chance fortunate happenstance his sort of thing occurs as it has happened way too many times for it to be such...

 The older section to the north remains stoic in it’s antiquity, yet there is evidence of almost iconoclastic vandalism most prevalent in the Madonna statues with broken off thumbs, fingers or
other extremities...the decapitated statues are usually effigies of Saints while the Arch Angels seem to have their hands removed ...there appears to be symbolic dismemberments meant to insinuate impeded dexterity and disfigurements intended to butcher that revered as most beautiful and putrefy the pulchritudinous ....

  The Mausoleum is surreal in it’s abstract opulence albeit the fact that there is almost always a  brooding presence perceivable that is immediately imposing and intrinsically deleterious to those sensitive to it ... beyond the defiant, lethargic wooden doors of the main chapel entrance is a foyer with a portrait of a vehement looking late Cardinal whom is almost sneering with disapproval at Mr Halfhand’s impudent irreverence (gulp) ...the chapel has an other wordily purple hue and the wooden crypts flanking the pews are beset by carved wooden figures of Saints either beseeching or exulting God or exhibiting a expression that was intended to be one of contemplative composure yet almost all of them imparted an almost dour grimace in the uneven lighting of the chapel and reflective varnish veneer sheen ...the smell is always the same and is relived with even a cursory glance at any one photo of the interior...it is a stale, rank odor that words cannot be conveyed
 adequately by words but it ineluctably etched into my memory and I one I start to experience as soon as the building comes into site in my windshield or Photobucket album index ....

 There is only one floor above the chapel that leads to a small concave of crypts and platform overlooking the chapel from the dual pane, tinted opaqued windows ...as I made my way up that solitary staircase leading to this room that beckoned me from below, I was immediately disconcerted by the dank darkness beyond the opened stairwell landing above ...much to my chagrin; the motion sensor lighting failed to activate upon my entry into the room ...the sinewy wooden statue of Mary that is contorted in abstraction is one that I have always found vexing even in the full illuminated lighting of past visits, but now appeared as nothing more than a dark, hooded figure backlit by that chapel balcony windows ...whatever dwells in that observation promontory seems to linger near the statue in a sort of abject mockery...it also seemed to take particular delight in chipping away at my inured composure while I stood there in the darkness ....



Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my mid March 2010 return to Queen Of Heaven (311 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 22, 2010, 06:19:23 PM
Queen Of Heaven Update (cont.)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on March 31, 2010, 02:28:27 PM
Queen Of Heaven Update (cont.)...

Here are my latest You-Tube videos featuring the composite base photos from the cemetery and mausoleum ....b

Queen Of Heaven 1: The Cemetery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSJHC5j9Y8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrSJHC5j9Y8)


Queen Of Heaven 2: The Mausoleum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ7ZhulfkoM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ7ZhulfkoM)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 03, 2010, 05:57:55 PM
Queen Of Heaven Update (cont.)....b

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 11, 2010, 02:30:06 PM
Queen of Heaven Update (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 16, 2010, 11:22:25 AM
Queen Of Heaven Update (cont.)  8-) ...


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Raziel on April 16, 2010, 05:27:46 PM
Can someone tell me whats going on here?
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 22, 2010, 11:27:30 AM
Mount Carmel Update: Al Capone-The Italian Bride





Mt. Carmel’s primary point of interest has generally been the grave of Chicago’s seminal Mobster: Al Capone, but that is just a 3rd of a triumvirate of accompanying legends... a distinction shared by “The Italian Bride” and “The Revolving Tombstone” aside from an assortment of other less notable esoteric oddities and various reports that have surfaced over the years of discarnate entities rumored to linger within the denizens of Queen Of Heaven’s venerable neighbor to the north...

  Historically there are notable figures ranging from members of The (da) Bears, The Blackhawks and The White Sox...War heroes, gangsters, politicians are all here as well (is “politician and “gangster” redundant? )There is even a famous, turn of the century Japanese acrobat that was a star attraction of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when he was contracted to perform under the Big Top ...a stark reminder that regardless of your station in life, inevitably we will all return to our “roots” (not to come across as overtly existential, but I cannot resist an opening for the inclusion of a bad pun )...
 
 The most perplexing of the three (in my opinion) would be  the grave of Julia Buccola-Petta or “The Italian Bride” that is situated facing the northen most fence of the property and is briefly visible from the street by passing motorists before the view is obscured by an office building next to the entrance ...her marker includes a life sized statue of the 29 year old that died giving birth in 1921 donning her wedding gown and solemnly holding a bouquet...the base of the monument has a photo affixed to the front that depicts one of the strangest cases of documented, inexplicable phenomena I have studied to date in all of my excursions to famous locations at home, nationally or even abroad....

 Following Julia’s untimely death as a complication of delivering a stillborn, Julia’s mother: Philomena Buccola was understandably fraught with anguish upon losing both her daughter and granddaughter so suddenly ...as she struggled with the ensuing stages of grief she began having recurring dreams and visions of Julia beckoning her from the grave, almost insisting that she was still alive and pleading with her mother to have her exhumed and released ...Philomena petitioned local authorities and finally after permission was granted by a local priest the governmental body of the day that presided over these matters conceded, Julia’s coffin was disinterred six years later  in 1927  ( apparently the requirement for a mandatary judicial order was not enacted until 1978 ) ....

 When the wooden coffin was unearthed, it was rotted and sodden from the 6 long years it was in the ground ...but when the lid of the coffin was carefully removed the witnesses were astonished to discover that Julia’s body bore no sign of decomposition, her skin retained it’s color and not the pallor of death...she basically looked exactly like she did the day she was laid to rest aside from the decay that had partially disintegrated the coffin... embalming was not practiced in the 20's..

Some refer to her unchanged state as “uncorrupted” ...a post mortem condition that the tenants of  Catholicism attribute to the candidacy of saintly canonization...of course selfless acts of martyrdom in life are the biggest prerequisite for sainthood consideration, but I personally would deem any woman that dies attempting to deliver life an ultimate act of sacrifice ...Julia’s mother; Philomena suffered the ultimate sacrifice as well and perhaps Julia’s uncorrupted condition was (and still is) a sign from a higher power intended to grant solace to Philomena and martyrdom to Julia..there has been an explanation proffered by (objective) skeptics citing certain soil compositions that has been proven to impede the decomposition process known as “adipocere” or “grave wax” but most agree that this explanation is incongruent with the state of deterioration of the coffin and the unblemished condition of her body...several onlookers described her appearance as pristine and some even touched her face lamenting that: “it was still soft, and her cheeks were still rosy red.” ...there were allegedly visible signs of interior coffin liner decay and dry rot of her dress...

It is unclear if the  infant child was buried with her as was the tradition back then, but no evidence of the child was revealed...it is unclear if the child is buried nearby, if it was cremated or if the child survived but was reported stillborn as an effort to sever all ties with the father that was estranged from his in-laws ...there was said to be animosity between Philomena and her Son In Law and it was later confided that mention of him on the tombstone was intentionally omitted ...          

 There are conflicting reports as to how many were present at the exhumation, and it is unclear how many were on hand to witness the removal of the coffin lid, but the photo of Julia taken by her Mother in her uncorrupted state after almost 7 years in the ground is still attached to the front of the monument today after it was added to her memorial along with the stoic, “bride in waiting” statue...

Reports of a spectral woman in a white dress is a recurring theme in ghost stories, and not unlike Resurrection Mary; there are incidents of the local police department officers catching glimpses of her...at Mt Carmel the police have admitted personal sightings either passing by on Harrison Avenue or when patrolling the cemetery ...

Reports of Julia sightings seemed to have spiked in the mid 70's when students of the Proviso East High school across the street emptied a school dance close to Halloween after a car load of dance attendees claimed to have witnessed a woman in flowing white gown slinking between the stone markers near Julia’s tomb ... thinking this was a seasonally inspired prank they turned around and approached the fence for a closer look where they where stunned by the discovery that the woman who seemed to not notice them, appeared to be completely dry in the downpour rain...

One reported incident involved a family accidentally leaving a small boy at the cemetery in the vicinity of Julia’s grave and when they returned they spotted the child from a distance, emerging from a cluster of tombstones holding the hand of a woman in a white gown...as they drew closer the woman released the hand of the child and receded back among the monuments leaving the boy to the embrace of his relieved parents that found no trace of the white clad woman that was visible a moment prior to their arrival... Other reports made by patrolling police officers and passing motorists describe luminous, amorphous shapes and phantasmic floating forms near her grave ...one woman of impeccable credulity in the community swore that she witnessed her statue glowing in the early twilight hours of a mid 80's summer evening ...

 Last summer I was able to locate the graves of Big Al’s north Side Nemesis: Dion O'Banion and a few of his confidantes and lieutenants such as Hymie Weiss, Vincent  Schemer” Drucci ( who serve under both O’Banion and his successor Bugs Moran) and the final resting places of a few less known underlings, henchmen and subordinates...ironically these North Side Gang members are all interred on the north side of The Bishop’s Tomb that is a centralized line of demarcation between north and south of the grounds, while Big Al and his loyal second in command of the south side’s The Chicago Outfit and eventual successor: Frank Nitti rest on the southern most section of the cemetery  ...

 Al Capone often complained of being “haunted” by past adversaries that met their demise by his hand or directive ...he claimed to see a spectral embodiment of a the brother-in-law of Bugs Moran: James Clark... a victim of the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre orchestrated by Capone that left seven dead in a conflagration of Tommy Gunfire ...this apparition was repeatedly reported by
Big Al as he languished along side of the man made lake at his lavish Miami estate and semi retirement headquarters to the Chicago mob outfit that he only lead symbolically at the latter stage of
his life that the debilitating, advanced degenerative stages of syphilis had by then dominated...this was said to be the basis for these hallucinations as premature senility would often be the result of syphilis complications ...other rumors of Al’s ghost haunting Alcatraz and the sounds of phantom banjo music emanating from his privileged size cell continue to make the rounds in the contemporary Ghost Hunter pop culture community where locations like this and Waverley Hills are pay-to-investigate style tourist destination for aspiring ghost busting “teams” modeled after the para-TV fad of 2006 through 201X thus lessening the credence of this allegation because of media sensationalism....

  Many mafia, gangsters or members of organized crime remained devout Christians thinking generous offering plate contributions would offset the murderous misdeeds that their chosen livelihoods entailed , leaving their conscious unfettered by the guilt of the preceding week’s sins...
the spiritual presence at Mt Carmel is not really in question to me, yet I find myself at a philosophical quandary as to what confines or binds many of those that dwell there ...some may simply remain bound to the consecrated ground where their earthly bodies have been commended pending the prophetic biblical protocols outlined in Revelations coming to fruition and in adherence to their religious convictions, some may remain in a state of spiritual status or hyper dimensional hibernation in acquiescence to “the rapture” ....or perhaps in accordance with the tenants of Christianity that requires one to “rest” until “both the quick and the dead” may be judged, they dwell in a perpetual dream state ...although there seems to be more than a little “sleepwalking” going on if this is the case ...I also have also conjectured that we may discard the negative, worldly aspects of our “selves”  upon death to dissipate or descend, while our higher harmonic, vibrational essence achieves ascension...perhaps we have antimatter versions of selves like Mr Spock with a goatee...ironically Kirk’s antimatter alter ego seemed more like William Shatner than the good Kirk from our universe ...
  
 Perhaps some are inured to the restriction of cemetery property by a sort of self imposed proverbial purgatory, hoping that by serving a pious penance surrounded the dead their sentence will be commuted and absolution achieved by way of post life contrition...many embrace religion in their
the autumnal years hoping that the vicissitudes of life’s transgressions may be mollified by simple repentance or resignation ...perhaps it IS that easy? ...I would be arrogant in scoffing such a notion as no ideology is more prudent than the other until one offers a quantifiable explanation as to precisely what occurred in the instant before “The Big Bang”...until then only a fool is sure about anything as an absolute (imho) ....  
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 22, 2010, 11:28:07 AM

 Temperatures peaked in the low 80's for this mid April 2010 return to Mt Carmel...
this was the first time I have entered through the Harrison Avenue gate and made a concerted effort to remember a snapshot of the fence from the road this time...arrival from the south gate is usually tempered by the gargantuan death shrine that is the Queen Of Heaven Mausoleum to the left and no
amount of visual aversion or spiritual shielding will dissipate that contamination ...

 A single file procession of preschoolers on the sidewalk opposite the cemetery smiled and seemed to be enjoying the warmth of the pre summer sun that left their morning jackets hooked at the
back of a stuffy classroom...the inspiration for the cherubic imagery that is so recurrent in Mt Carmel’s artistry becomes obvious when the effervescence, innocence and trusting faces of these little ones came into focus lead by a protective looking teacher/surrogate mother and followed by an aid, assistant or some other designation that comprised the matriarchal monarchy charged with the daytime care these children ...the obvious and symbolic “cycle of life” contrast between the preschoolers on the right and the cemetery on the left was quickly replaced by the recollection of the volume of children interred beyond the fence and the sprawling expanse of marble and granite monuments within, and with it the realization that there are probably countless stories of sorrow that each and every one of those tiny tombstones promulgate...my thoughts reverted to previous visits and I again found myself distraught over the ordinate seeming amount of child graves from the early 1900's that research has revealed is attributed to the introduction of toxins and carcinogens as a result of the industrial age in Chicago...one portion of the cemetery dedicated exclusively to children is indelibly stained by sadness and it is quite targetable even to the less adept ...

The monolithic granite statues that serve as silent sentinels at the immediate right of the  north gates are daunting by their sheer enormity and superhuman size alone ...one wonders if the Arch Angels or fallen angles of Enochian texts were really Giants of extra terrestrial origin that bread a race spawned by the intermingling of Angles and humans
and if descendants of this hybridization walk among us today shrouded by ethnic diversity or if they have long since fallen extinct?..

 The single story admin building to the immediate left has yet to show any indication of activity aside from the accessible and relatively clean restrooms at the far end that faces the grave of Julia Buccola-Petta a.k.a.“The Italian Bride” ...the mood at her monument seemed sedate until
the view of the exhumation photo prominently affixed to the front of the base came into focus ...there is a timeless beauty about Julia that may be described as “buxom” or perhaps “voluptuous” and by today’s standards may be labeled as “full figured”, but it is the humble demure that is exuded from her expression captured in the wedding photo also lacquered onto the upper tier of the base that is most enamoring...the photo which

served as the model for the statue her mother selected to exalt the adulation she had for the departed daughter she loved so dearly ...

 The decision to cover the entire site in one fell swoop this time around struck me as even more of a daunting task once the sheer enormity of the property was again realized ...previous visits here were abbreviated, bifurcated or subdivided depending on my objectives or focal points of study at the time, but this was the first time I have attempted to adequately represent this location photographically in one aggregate session without hastening or overlooking some of the aesthetic highlights offered in each section... 
 
  The trek south was a zigzag through the area north of the bishops tomb and preoccupied with photographic optimization and conceptualization ... that is until I reached the crypt of Earl “Hymie” Weiss and was informed that “compared him, I was a choir boy”...I nonchalantly reminded him that it was this sort of incorrigible attitude that landed him where he is at age 30 ( after I curtly inform him that: deprived of his Tommy Gun he would not have lasted long in my arena) ...sadly the ineluctable
belligerence he displayed is what restricts him as the etheric echo of the past he represents...

 In retrospection; I feel that there is a little Hymie Weiss in all of us...while most of us a capable of sublimating that part of ourselves while others demonstrably seem to lack such composure at times ... I dismissed Mr Weiss as he comported himself as being less than receptive to spiritual
intervention or even the incorporation of an arbitrator from different astral address than ours that were overlapping at that particular temporal pinpoint...

 Deanie Obanion’s tall obelisk seems to be almost in defiance as opposed to being in deference of The Bishops Tomb that is majestically perched on a hill across the narrow road that separates the sections (and probably the riff-raff) where the North Side Boss’ marker is placed at the closest border to the adjacent small hill topped by an ornate mausoleum that serves as the final resting place of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin...the view of  Obanion’s grave from the hilltop always makes me think of Dean giving them “the finger” when I see it...       
 
The Rotating Tombstone was imported from Italy and the figures depicted in the statuettes atop the monument represent the members of the family interred below in memoriam and this upper portion is pinion mounted atop a flat base ...having never attempted to move the famous marker myself and the added temptation fueled by the unusual absence of other (live) visitors in the immediate vicinity, I set the camera down and gripped the ladies on the outside of the group pose by the hips and really had to exert a
significant effort get it budge ...it moaned in protestation as I swung it clockwise about a quart of a turn when much to my dismay an officious looking gentleman drove by in an Impala that appeared to be wearing a uniform of some sort ...he slowed down to extend the glare and exaggerate a glower of disapprove and I responded by picking up my camera and snapping a photo of my handiwork (below) but he had already passed beyond view when I moved the top of the monument back into place ...

There have been stories of lone visitors walking past this grave marker and it’s upper and lower segments being in perfect alignment one minute and then being flabbergasted to find it rotated 45 degrees after averting
their attention from it only for an instant with no sign of anyone in the immediate vicinity before or after...more recently an inside (culpable) source intimated to me (another Halfhand Exclusive) that a certain member of the grounds crew was extremely frightened by the fact that the monument was turned to a different angle every time he made a pass with
the lawn mowing apparatus he was riding and pleaded be reassigned to a work detail that excluded approximation to The Revolving Tombstone ...my source does not question the credibility of this employee, but he does in fact suspect other employees of perpetrating what they thought would be an innocuous prank but vowed silence and feigned innocence after their coworker reacted so extremely fearing harsh reprimand ...plus the employee  that reported the incidents was considered a “pasar la brocha” and not held in the highest esteem by his fellow Groundskeepers....

  Al Capone’s grave is almost incognito in it’s modesty especially when the baroque extravagance of other memorials nearby offer such comparison...perhaps the most enigmatic icons of organized crime, Big Al’s name is almost synonymous with the mobster, gangster, mafia or syndicate image that many not indigenous to the area still associate with Chicago even today ...the current tumult of political corruption at all levels here does little to help exonerate this misconception and seems to imply a cycle of recidivism that only serves to reinforce this misnomer...   
 
 Nestled between the other ground flush stones of his father; Gabriel Capone, his sister; Mafalda and his mother; Teresina (December 28, 1867 – November 29, 1952) here lies the grave of Alphonse Capone...
 this was another unusual occasion where there were no other visitors to this famous site ...the Queen Of Heaven Mausoleum across the street features a 3 story Madonna effigy on the it’s west wall that almost seems to be looking down in disdain from it’s lofty vantage and insinuated righteous, aristocracy protected within...Big Al doesn’t care though because “they don’t allow cigars in that joint anyway” ....


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos from my mid April 2010 visit to  Mount Carmel....b   
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 22, 2010, 11:29:27 AM
Mount Carmel update (cont.)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 22, 2010, 11:54:59 AM
Can someone tell me whats going on here?


Many believe that we are part of some grand design by a higher intelligence of religious dogma and some think we are of extraterrestrial origin while others feel that our individual realities are shaped by our own solipsistic worldviews....


hope that helped  :-)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Cassiel on April 22, 2010, 03:29:31 PM
This is my favorite place you post barek, the showcase of all your work is very nice to look through. I am fascinated by the story of Julia Buccola -Peta (The Italian bride) this photo below showing the  body after seven years with no decomposition is quite intriguing, thanks for bringing such great work for all to enjoy... 0:)


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 25, 2010, 11:48:35 AM
This is my favorite place you post barek, the showcase of all your work is very nice to look through. I am fascinated by the story of Julia Buccola -Peta (The Italian bride) this photo below showing the  body after seven years with no decomposition is quite intriguing, thanks for bringing such great work for all to enjoy... 0:)



So no explanation is required?  :roll: ....b
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 25, 2010, 11:49:30 AM
Mt Carmel Update (cont.) ....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on April 30, 2010, 06:20:37 AM
Mt Carmel Update(cont.) ....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 06, 2010, 02:21:22 PM
Mt Carmel Update (cont.) ....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 12, 2010, 05:53:37 PM



Here are the latest compilation videos for Mt Carmel....b

Part 1:Most recent trip featuring Al Capone's grave and more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzO-w7awmLA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzO-w7awmLA)
 
Part 2:Most recent trip featuring The Italian Bride and more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1ikmkDF8Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1ikmkDF8Y)
 
Part 3:A compilation video of seasonal visits spanning 2007-2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5GZHUjD2fU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5GZHUjD2fU)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 17, 2010, 08:58:29 AM
The Manteno State Asylum


The Manteno State Asylum
by Barek Halfhand


 It has been close to a decade since I have been to Manteno Illinois, and while growth and development has since peppered the predominately rural landscape with prefab-ish subdivisions along the straights of Rt 57 just north of the Manteno exit, the small town, Main Street charm beside the railway looks unchanged. The community of approximately 7,000 is still largely a farming/agricultural community but also hosts a balance of industrial, corporate and small business transplants as well, such as being home to one of K-Mart’s main distribution centers...yet the still operational grain elevator that sits along the train tracks and dominates the northern downtown view seems to be revered and cherished as opposed to being shunned as archaic...The Farmers Elevator Company that was founded in 1913 proudly displays “Village Of Manteno” on it’s main freshly painted, track-side grain silo ....          

 The State Hospital has a profound and complex history and since it’s inception back in 1929 and dedication in 1930...today over a third of the campus like, single or 2 story buildings have been renovated and is owned by the Illinois Department of Veteran’s affairs and this was my first exposure to the area a decade ago when a contractual project assigned me there for the majority of a summer, and yes some the structures occupied or otherwise that lie within the fenced perimeter of the Vets Home are considerably active...

 The State Mental Hospital/ Asylum had been a source of employment for many in the area at the time , fear for some when the facility began housing “mittimus residents” (deemed non violent but not fit for release felons) and perhaps even shame as the rumors of abuse and neglect surfaced during the post WWII overcrowding...the under staffing dilemma and the now archaic and questionably ethical practices of electro shock therapy, cold water treatment and orbital/full frontal lobotomy was commonly administered then. but some feel it was abusive barbaric,  or at least irresponsibly overseen by today’s standards...

  What has not been renovated, rehabed or demolished outside of the DVA property is boarded up tight or so structurally comprised by outward appearance that slipping inside one of the few buildings that still contain the artifacts of it’s past will soon be merely a notation of historic record and fading memory... but I was fortunate enough to experience just one of those remaining sites...I do not recommend that anyone ventures inside alone as I often do ...and yes I went in the basement...

 There is a palpable stress dissipation that I experience the farther from the elevated urgency of urban proximity I journey...it may be the uncluttered mundania of emerging farm-scape, the liberation from the congestion and chaos of the convergent interstate toll way systems near the Indiana-Illinois border to the east or perhaps it is the facade of ephemeral expatriation from the pulsating negativity endemic to Chicagoland commuting...a negativity that most would agree is physically perceptible regardless of their personal beliefs related to PSI sensitivities inherent to all of us....
  
The Veteran’s Home was easy enough to find just from memory, but it proved to be a daunting task locating the last of the remaining State Hospital structures outside of the DVA fences that were not converted to offices, training centers, day care and machine shops as I seldom roamed south of the Vets home in the past...The old hospital administration building managed to retain it’s classic architectural aesthetics despite the current occupancy by HomeStar Bank...
the preservation efforts appear to have exterior upgrades limited to the retrofitting of energy efficient windows and the modernization of secure and  accessible door schemes ...
 my understanding is that this commendable commitment to authenticity was extended to the
interior restoration efforts as well...


..I did get a shot of the gazebo steepled front of the building but the distraction of
locating an asylum structure that was not gutted or leveled hastened my departure ..
 
  The Google Earth topographical perspective is usually deceptive when utilized as a navigational tool from ground level ( especially when you are too lazy to include your laptop with your journalistic field accouterments and have to work from memory )...there is an odd
checker board of single story townhouse apartments and converted office/industrial park sites beyond the old admin building and with each block I circled the consternation of possible defeat intensified ...then I found what may be the very last of the original facility that has not been completely stripped of it’s interior fixtures and residual impressions ...

 This remote corner of the property seems like it is intentionally avoided and the adjacent roads,  sidewalks and empty lots are purposefully neglected ..there is farmland to the west and an overgrown vacant stretch of field bordering a golf course to the south...the virtually identical building directly across the street to the north has a tall fence that severely limits or completely restricts visibility of this enigmatic structure from within and to the east all facing windows are bricked up and painted...it seems like an exorbitant amount of effort was made by both neighboring offices/shops for it to simply an attempt to block an “eyesore” from view that is slated for inevitable demolition or rehab ....

 My initial circumspection of the facility was not encouraging as the first entrance I noticed was a chained metallic double door that looked to be bulging from a force exerted from within, leaving a notable gap in the middle that was wide enough to permit a glance into the stale, dank darkness that awaited me...the front entrance foyer sits at the end of a broken yet traversable sidewalk flanked by a lawn that looked like it has had not met with the mighty blades of a state or locally subcontracted maintenance crew yet this year and if left unchecked would likely require a machete to wack the burgeoning grass blades and dandelions that are mutating into sunflowers to a manageable length..
  
The box fronted foyer looked to have a framed door the was deprived of its plated windows long ago but from the distance appeared to be small and festooned with jagged glass shards thus prompting a westbound reconnaissance hike around the building to seek out alternative access...the rain soaked grass from the overnight deluge was already starting to penetrate my boots so I retreated to the relative dryness of the sidewalk along the road that provided me with a panoramic perspective of this enigmatic structure that seemed to be in a much worse state of disrepair than I at first surmised...visible missing portions of the roof implied a comprised  overhead structural integrity and when I approached the Pantheonic styled pillar lined western entrance I found myself further disconcerted to find large and rather heavy looking portions of
sheet-rock from the underside of the veranda’s roof had fallen to the cloister’s concrete slab below...

  The west side door was completely removed revealing the stillness of the one the recurrent large halls that may have served as a dinning room, common area or perhaps even one of those wards that the old photos depict as filled with rows of beds along the walls and down the middle with only small isles and spaces in between...there was once over 22 of these identically designed “H” shaped buildings in this new and innovative for the time; campus style state facility ...
 


The feeling of hubris I was enjoying for locating this holdout building at a site that is on the brink of extinction and further finding it readily accessible was quickly abated when I crossed the
threshold of that side door ...depressing and sad and in some instances there is an anguish of despair like I have yet to experience to this extreme...why anyone would be cursed to such a tormented existence in life continues to elude me, but my tenable conjecture and intuitive affirmations that those that are already suffering with mental illness may also be subject to the selective harassment of low level predatory entities is repeatedly reinforced by places like this be it occupied or otherwise...

 The holes in the wooded roof created a spotted suffused lighting to add to the bleak eeriness inside and the debris strew floor had standing water up to a few inches deep in some places rendering my already soggy boots to a soaked state of squishiness that you all better appreciate...  
I’m still waiting for someone tho express gratitude for me almost freezing to death at
Peabody Estate on New Years Day just to get those sunrise shots lol...

  The water on the floor was negligible in most of the places that was not completely covered with broken glass, beer cans, miscellaneous debris and portions of the ceiling that fell to the floor thus exposing the decaying wooden roof above...there is a cacophony of sounds ranging from birds fluttering about the rafters, water dripping, wind moaning through the holes in the roof that the elements and time continue to multiply and others that I have yet to discern...the graffiti and gratuitous vandalism is utterly senseless to me and even in my youth I can remember being at a quandary as to why some kids insisted on participating in such wanton destructive behavior ...some of the markings on the walls were of such an obscene nature that many of the non  conventional camera angles you will see in a the PB album are intended to limit or obscure visibility of the content...

The bathroom and tub-room fixtures are still recognizable even though almost all of the toilets have been smashed into porcelain shards ... probably the cathartic expression of a self actualization achieved by the liberating epiphany of acknowledging and confronting a deeply buried and sublimated potty training trauma ...the concrete bases of the bathtubs have even been subjected to the nihilistic seeming need of someone to obliterate all traces of the asylum’s dark and sordid past (that or they just like to break stuff )...


 The oppressive mood there is probably palpable to everyone whether they are sensitive, psychic or “normal” alike...but if any of you that decide to make the pilgrimage there before this last symbolic relic of what many construe as a failed state medical institution and (imho) a place of highly localized, elevated and concentrated paranormal activity is gone, I suggest that those that are endowed with psychical proclivities or may simply be sensitive to these energies, observe self shielding practices, religious protective invocations or employ simple mental preparation exercises prior to entering this site as it drained me really bad...

While much of the graffiti is of a pruriently depraved nature, there are instances in certain areas that overtly suggest satanic overtones as much as they are likely gang tags...and while dabbling with either can obviously have adverse consequences, this far enough away from the city that
I tend to attribute the gang symbolism to suburban middle class mischief more than real gang affiliation...although I hear those “Manteno Warlords” are serious players with a lot of  “street cred” these days ...

  The small, square courtyards that are on both sides of the dual hallways and interconnect the  east and west sings, have long since reverted to an overgrown thicket from that of a carefully manicured patch of lawn, meticulously pruned trees and sculpted shrubbery...the are basement windows on opposite sides of the walls below ground level and boxed off by railings...a copse of full grown trees are growing from a couple of the basements wells in a constricted bundle contained by those metal piped railing bars ...the seedlings that found their way into the sediment rich bottom of the window wells and the roots continue to crumble the concrete that confines them from beneath ...

One of the basement wells that was not claimed by migrant saplings and long since relieved of it’s glass presented a forbidding yet irresistible allure of ominous intrigue...as I approached the moss marred bars of the railing a stream of cold air flowing from the darkness below stopped me in my tracks for a moment but I proceeded to climb the railing and drop to the mystery flooring below ...the only thing visible were a few insulated pipes but the cold intensified as I crouched down to stick a single camera clutching arm into the blackness to secure a few shots with the flash on ...Only after I was satisfied with number of varying photos I could achieve from the restrictive vantage point of the narrow window did I realize that my free arm was white knuckle clutching the railing ...not necessary to prohibit falling but more likely subconscious defensive posturing...the concerted effort to severely limit contact with the filthy and lichen slicked railing was like an arthritic game of “Twister” as I attempted extricate myself from the well without getting even dirtier than I already was ...much to my chagrin I later found an unobstructed staircase to the basement as I circled the building from the east wing doors and rounded my way back to the north end where I started and parked ...

 The stairs were caked with mud but easily traversable as I cursed myself for the now
 black streaked jeans I was wearing by climbing the courtyard railing just to acquire a couple of shaky shots through the window...as I stepped on the staircase landing the gust of almost industrial grade frigid air flowing from the open door below actually forced me to tack a few steps back in retreat as this preternatural cold was enough to trigger a reflexive response from the shock ...

As I turned the corner to a small room that served to accommodate the fire, electrical, phone and other specialized, antiquated control panels, I noticed on the wall opposite the entrance was a small flight of 3-4 steps leading to another door-less opening in the wall, from which even colder air and blacker darkness threatened ...the sardonic, cackling laughter similar to what I heard at the Mayslake Friary faintly echoed through the opening at the top the short stairway leading to the main basement of one of the wards that I struggled to photograph from the courtyard window well ...the growing sense urgency was escalated by the low ceiling and limited visibility beyond the split level entrance that revealed the main expanse of one of the ward’s sub spaces...the inexplicable cold was intense enough now to cause me to shudder slightly as I leaned against one of the square, intermittently spaced, main structural support columns closest to the door to adjust the camera settings (Heaven forbid I should ever bring a flashlight along) ...

The state of marginally manageable discomfort I felt when I transcended the perceived safety line of demarcation at the door frame moments early, was now culminating into almost full blown panic
as the claustrophobic confinement of the low ceiling and restrictive low light vision pressed down on me...the maddening, inescapable drops of tainted water that filtered their way down
from above continued to find me as I shifted nervously in my crouched defiance...even as I write this; my skeptical rationale is attempting to deny, mitigate or completely extirpate the familiar, seething black mist that coalesced out of the darkness towards me thus abruptly terminating my first visit....

Here are the unedited (compressed) photos my 5/2010 visit (146 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 17, 2010, 08:59:55 AM
Manteno State Hospital (cont.)

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 24, 2010, 03:33:15 PM
Manteno State Hospital (cont.)



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on May 31, 2010, 10:04:13 AM
Manteno State Asylum Cont.....


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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 12, 2010, 08:26:46 AM

An Old VA Hospital

My recent expedition to the old Manteno State Hospital complex has piqued an interest I have had in facilities like this that began with the encounter working in the basement of a Joliet Illinois penitentiary annex building a few years back that housed sex offenders and culminated in my coverage of a west suburban retirement home demolition (Plymouth Pace)
in early 08...I have heard rumors over the years and have even been privy to first hand accounts related to me by sources of impeccable credulity and even former employees of a now closed Veterans Hospital in my zone being the site of numerous inexplicable occurrences and even full blown apparitions sightings before and after the doors were padlocked and basement windows boarded...        

 Reports from a current employee of ongoing ”paranormal” activity in the operational parts of the hospital and rapidly multiplying satellite specially treatment centers concentric to this University Medical Center are also abundant,  but I have elected to forgo pursuing this sort of ongoing covert investigation as the reality of doing so respectfully seem to be severally limiting and unconscionably inappropriate...it’s amazing how many out there in the paranormal community espouse this unwavering “respect for the dead” but reverence for the living or ailing be it in an institutionalized environment or private residence seems to fall by the wayside...

I would prefer not name this location as it may jeopardize future investigations and the full access I am negotiating, but it probably wont be hard to deduce by description and appearance to those indigenous to or familiar with  he Chicagoland area ...A day earlier the new VA Hospital was visited by the President so I suspect my exploration of the old building would have been greatly impeded by the stepped up security measures ... As usual my air of confident officiousness and a largely innocuous agenda in conjunction with the added advantage of my usual solo sojourning methodology presented me with unchallenged admittance...

World War One Veterans are really the first to exhibit the PTSD related syndrome
known as Shell Shock ...that and a myriad of other obvious complications compounded by exposure to viruses, poison gas, exhaustion from “heavy packing” and hastened redeployment to the front lines following combat related injuries, illness, battle fatigue and psychoneurotic afflictions denied many soldiers the benefit of proper rehabilitation which often ultimately left them bereft of full long term recovery...

Korea and Viet Nam presented many of the same syndromes and a plethora of new maladies related to Agent Orange and diseases specific to that geography of the Asian Theater ...

The long term effects of Persian Gulf Veterans is inconclusive but dessert Storm Vets have had inordinately high incidents of children with birth defects aside from the typical stress related disorders and the garden variety of somatic ailments inherent to all wars since these case studies began following The Civil War...

 And while I would prefer delve into another broad sweeping indictment of the treatment many post war Vets received, be it by populist public opposition to foreign policy or the governmentally institutionalized post war care many were provided that was often less than commensurate to the sacrifices they made...many were left to vacillate in the abnegated dignity of neglect, poor funding, mis management, public apathy, and even abuse suffered by those rendered disabled as a result of combat related injuries or left indigent by the debilitation of the
associated PTSDs and the efficacy of treatment they received...

 How prevalent any of this was (if at all) at this particular facility is not widely known
or reported as it was one of the original of the post WWII medical centers for veterans
originally funded by private grants and the philanthropic generosity of a local lumber magnate (another hint) before incorporation by the VA and relocation to a nearby new construct that was also an adjunct to a prestigious medical school...Being one of the original VA prototypes and being subjected to the auspicious eye of the conjoined  Medical School, the staff there was probably held to a much higher standard as this was considered a high visibly model (like the new one) so perhaps the inequities inherent to these institutions were not as severe as some of the others of the day but the visage of the forgotten, wheelchair bound Vet that I encountered that afternoon erased the preconceived  timestamp from the plight of the post war disabled Veteran as exclusively a social problem from the past...

 My first impression as of this site as I made way west from the inconspicuously innocent anonymity of visitors parking was that by all outward appearances it seemed unobtrusive even in it’s starkly contrasting obsolescence as the physicians rolled by in their new cars to the gated parking that awaited them ahead ...the over growth obscured the majority of the mid level windows but a few of the top story ones remained visible and the brooding that radiated from those seemed concentrated as a result of the others being bordered or blocked by trees, shrubbery and vines....

The North Gate looked locked  (wasn’t)so I opted for a trek along the gate south that runs adjacent to what I’m assuming is a still occupied VA assisted living or convalescent center ...A backhoe was parked on the front lawn of the hospital along a flatbed truck that likely delivered it, but the dismay I felt from the threat of pending demolition was quickly abated by a long trench with dirt steeped on both sides at the rear of the occupied quarters ...  

The old hospital building sits quietly within a fenced off,  but unlocked western perimeter
of hospital campus...the derelict institute’s east side is cordoned off from the bustling,
modern, medical  metro-plex monstrosity by a rusted, unlocked fence that separates the still occupied residential quarters opposite the old abandoned VA hospital...somewhere within this card accessed gate that looks to have stopped working long ago and is propped open during the day then padlocked at night, is or was a mental health center, but like the main VA hospital building; it too has been shuffled around in favor of a new or remodeled facility...

 Rounding the front of the probably convalescent residency, with my cell phone affixed to my  ear as it often is, I walked up on a lone elderly, wheelchair confined gentleman languishing sedately at the side of the building seemingly oblivious to my approach...as I ambled by he gazed up at me with an apoplectic expression that I met with a smile and a nod, then he jerked erect in the chair and reacted violently as if in a phobic aversion my very presence until he screamed  “ Get that cell phone away from me, it’s bad for me! ” I promptly obliged him with a stunned “sorry” and terminated my call by folding the phone closed and stuffing it my front pocket as I simultaneously made a wide bypassing arc around him...he continued to notify my of his disapproval even as I rounded corner out of his range of sight ...I reminded myself that this man may have fearlessly put his life on the line to ensure my freedom to use that phone at my discretion and to ultimately post the photos I was about to take on the internet...of course the appointment of an internet regulating czar may restrict this in some capacity for all of us soon, thus making the uncompromising bravery and selfless sacrifices like the wheelchair bound man I just encountered to upheld the ideals of liberty an effort fought in vain...  

The trench entrenched construction workers paid little attention to me and seemed more focused on cajoling one of crew to intimate details of the preceding evening’s date that was apparently the culmination of weeks of nervous anticipation for this ordinarily hapless and unconfident co worker...aside from a few ephemeral inquisitive glances as I passed within their immediate range of vision, I was left to my photographic endeavors unhindered...

 The broken concrete slabs symmetrically stacked and backhoe-at-the-ready parked nearby reinvigorated my recent assertions and ruminations that construction work and the accompanying incursions of the vibrational changes that powers tools and heavy equipment will often interject into active yet docile (haunted) location...the front walk was partially obstructed by the flatbed trailer but the front steps were still traversable save for the irrepressible weeds that wield the supernatural seeming force to split and crack even the most fortified of concrete surfaces...the front double doors were chained and padlocked through the dual handles as the manually released striker was probably in the past triggered from a security guard within to grant entry and departure and was stripped and salvaged for parts to be used elsewhere ...

 Even with the trenching activities and the traffic flow on the other side of the fence facing the rear of the main hospital complex, there seemed to be this static bubble of antiquity within the immediate cynosure of the building’s red bricked walls...the ivy vines, trees and thicket of thatch that buffered the east side along the fence was not as fecund on the west side but a wall that backed an L shaped tunneled walkway and led from the rear of the building to a satellite structure that no longer exists or perhaps the old parking lot, created a cordoned off quadrant
of quietude from the chaos of activity that buzzed like hornets from all directions ...

The insular respite that the ivied west wall and the brick backed and partially overgrown roof of the in-ground passageway provided was especially poignant and almost peaceful...that is until I found a few open basement windows where the plywood was removed and the stale, cold, damp air wafted from below in that all to familiar assault on the senses that never fails to compromise my composure before the tell tale tingle from my solar plexus even has a chance to disconcert me legitimately...

 Before I waded too deeply into the facade of isolation that this concave of concealment provided, I was jolted back to the here-and-now by the rotary reverberation of helicopter blades descending to the landing pad on the other side of the fence that I captured shots of landing...the “Life Star” logo on the side became visible through the zoom lens and as soon as the runners hit the floor of the landing pad, the side doors were already opening to meet the ambulance that was pulling up to shuttle the patient the short distance to the ER across the parking lot...I did fact manage to capture a closeup video from the landing pad of the chopper taking off on the way back to the car and the You Tube link is below ...

  The invasion of reality into my fantastical mind set was short lived as I returned to the west end
and proceeded to cup my hands over several of the basement windows that were not covered or missing and noticed many in the northeast portion of the basement were retrofitted with interior chain link style security bars ...most of the east facing windows were covered by plastic sheeting that looked like a concerted effort was made to block visibility from the hospital parking lot or perhaps discourage the voyeuristic viewing of the living from within...it seems as though painstaking efforts were made to opaque or obscure the windows that were not boarded or overgrown and as the boarded windows presented a considerable eye sore as opposed to the visibility of empty rooms from the perspective of the hospital or VA residence, I am of the opinion that simple aesthetics or added fortification against trespassers was not the only motive for this based on the illogic of the scheme ...this summation  was further solidified by the confided reports of apparitions glaring from the second and third story windows at overnight hospital employees showing up for third shift duty sending them fleeing in terror LOL (sorry) ...
  
 I decided to hop over the wall and roof of the in-round corridor in order to circumnavigate the backtracking required to reach the north (rear) of the building where the loading dock and service elevator is located...the crumbling walls of the recessed, narrow driveway created a horse blinder effect limiting my vision to the ivy strangled north face wall as I descended towards the open gate of the service elevator ...a stagnant pool of mud-rust tinted black of interminable depth reflected the cloud cover above in it’s darkened stillness but after a couple of obligatory photos a splash rippled the 10 X 10 square box of rainwater from an object that must have dropped from above ...considering that the bottom of the lift platform was visible as stopped at the ground floor and just a few feet over my head at loading dock level, the source of this object left me baffled especially since I made no physical contact with the frame or base of the gate for the 2-3
photos I took...as I turned to commence with my ascent up the ramp, I glimpsed a figure in the second story window that seemed to retreat beyond the periphery of my sight as soon as I reacted to spotting it ...I rounded back at ground level to see if I could detect any activity within but could see none ...

 The tunnel was partially accessible and I bristled when I was able to peer into the barred basement windows and noticed the darting shadows the plastic covered windows created when the traffic along the fence diffused the light filtering in danced over the still present stainless steel examination tables visible within...at the far end of the tunnel; the shrill shriek of noncompliant, rusted metal hinges and the accompanying scrape of a heavy metallic door on loose rubble echoed through the pervasive narrow darkness that was only dotted by the intermittent small, square, eye level windows along the sides ...a shriek that almost matched the bizarre noise my cell phone made in my front pocket as I backed toward the door and hastened yet another stiff legged retreat through the rusted gate ...


Life Star Liftoff:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGxgGh-xNXY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGxgGh-xNXY)


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos my 6/2010 visit (90 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 12, 2010, 08:27:53 AM
(An Old VA Hospital (Cont.)....

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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 17, 2010, 11:00:06 AM
Here's my latest "Best Of" video  :-) ....b

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIBXN8bay48 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIBXN8bay48)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 21, 2010, 02:45:27 PM
Here's my latest You-Tube video featuring highlight photos from 2007 though 2010 ...   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtAzYhu0vA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtAzYhu0vA)

and the video montage ....b

http://www.vimeo.com/12853124 (http://www.vimeo.com/12853124)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 29, 2010, 08:58:27 AM

The Site Of National Headlines: Burr Oak Cemetery



The Burr Oak Cemetery has been the subject of national headlines on more than one occasion in the last few years ...

 The most recent news story involved allegations of cemetery employees disinterring bodies to sell plots in the already capacity exceeded graveyard and reselling them surreptitiously to unwitting grieving families wanting to bury loved ones in a place steeped with African American history and Chicago heritage often carelessly discarding the remains of those usurped from their graves in the rear of the cemetery near a rubble and dirt pile...in some cases there was such blazon, flagrant disregard for the deceased that apparently very little effort to conceal the remains was even afforded the discarded dead and there was as authorities reported, visible bones at the rear of one of these dirt piles ...

 Investigators also discovered the original casket of Emmit Till in a litter strewn storage shed  that the (former) cemetery manager pledged would be part of a memorial funded by private donations solicited by herself under the pretense of the murdered 14 year old’s pivotal role in the advancement of Civil Rights in the mid 1950's ...

Emmit Till was an African American teen from Chicago visiting his great uncle in the small Delta community of  Money Mississippi during the summer break of 1955 and made the fatal error of insulting a grocery store clerk where he and his cousin stopped in to buy candy and soda ...it is still unclear what precipitated the indignation of this woman, Till’s cousin claims he simply whistled at her as they departed acquiescing to the dare of the other black youths with them that afternoon to flirt with her as a joke ...accounts range from him simply saying “bye baby” after making their candy purchases or him grabbing her hand and asking for a date, to the store clerk’s (Carolyn Bryant) assertion that he used language so vulgar she couldn’t repeat it and behaved in a lewd and lascivious manor throughout the duration of his time in the store ...regardless the punishment certainly did not fit the crime if there even was one ...
 
Allegations are that when the store owner ( Carolyn’s husband Roy Bryant) returned from a trip later that week, he was so incensed by his wife’s contention that this insolent black boy would insult his woman with sexual overtures that he decided to reprimand this lad personally ...

The perpetrators of Emmit’s kidnapping, torture, murder and disposal into the August murky depths of the Tallahassee River, barb wire bound to an industrial fan and beaten beyond recognition, are assumed to be Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam, but there is controversy surrounding testimony that others were in the car that drove to the house of Till’s great uncle; Rev Moses Wright...most believe that Carolyn Bryant was present to identify “the talker” ...the original trial acquitted Bryant and Milam and they are protected from retail per “double jeopardy” laws albeit the fact that the they admitted to killing the teen to a journalist in a post trial interview conducted for a substantial sum of money by the magazine for the “exclusive”...

The reopening of the case years later would reveal new testimonies and allegedly suppressed evidence that implicated up to 14 others either present at the kidnapping and or murder, but a 5 year federal statute of limitation relating to Civil rights cases even those involving death greatly hindered the FBI’s involvement in the investigation and restricted it to the potential for prosecution at the Mississippi State level if any federally assisted investigations yielded sufficient evidence to indict additional murder suspects or accompli that are (were) still alive amid the discourse of that latter investigation ...emergent evidence implicated Mrs Bryant and several others as either present or active participants in the kidnapping, torture and or murder, concealment of a homicide, harboring a fugitive, obstruction of justice and the list goes on and on ...Law enforcement agencies, prosecution, defense council and political figures at all levels involved in the 1955 case faced potential new indictments relating to official misconduct amid
rumors ranging from evidence suppression, evidence tampering, witness intimidation, perjury etc... 

 No new charges were leveled in the recent investigation as inadmissible circumstantial evidence, deceased or incapacitated suspects/witnesses and assorted legal loopholes still on the books hindered any new charges or revelations in the case...but this was the catalyst for former President George W. Bush signing a new law named “The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act” in to effect back in Oct. Of 2008 that abrogated some of those limitation statues involving murder and further granting federal investigative and prosecutorial entities additional funding, resources and entitlement to reopen and prosecute cold civil rights cases of this nature if the criteria is met to warrant such reexamination ...

 The reopening of the Emmit Till case in 2005 included the exhumation and a second autopsy of his body at the Burr Oak Cemetery and this was the basis for this location first making national headlines ...Emmit was re-interred in another section ( as I found out later ) and his original coffin never restored for the promised memorial but instead housed a family of raccoons in the rear of a dilapidated shack before it’s discovery as a side note to the second in a decade of national headline capturing stories related to Burr Oak that surfaced in 2009 ...
 
 The desecration of a body is considered an unconscionable and despicable act and a felony in some cases...the official charge was dismemberment of a body, a class X felony punishable up to 30 years in prison for the four charged with reselling deeds to occupied plots ...estimates vary from 200 to over 300 plots were resold and the original occupants were either disinterred and unceremoniously dumped in a ravine at the back of the premises or the original casket was pounded down and the newly departed buried on top of it ...either way this abhorrent act of monumental disrespect sparked outrage and transformed the unremarkable appearing cemetery into an FBI cordoned crime scene and yet another media circus ...a long line of relatives grasping any records or documents they could find waited in a single file line into the cemetery office ...there was very little in the way of records kept by previous administrators so consequently local funeral homes and the county records office was inundated with calls and inquiries from relatives unable to locate the graves of loved ones at Burr Oak ...many were so appalled with this abomination that they wept inconsolable in the July heat waiting their turn to consult the assigned interim cemetery management and county officials serving as a liaison between the public, the media and the intermediary management...the Rev Jessie Jackson was on hand to express his dismay over this atrocity and even went as far as to comment that “there is a special place in hell” for people like those accused of this crime”...all four suspects are African American....

 One wonders if there is truly a correlation to elevated spiritual activity and disturbing a corpse ...and if so, is a body that is exhumed for the purpose of forensic examination exempt from such supernatural implications or are these imprecations exclusive to the disrespect of grave desecration ...Kathleen Savio, Drew Peterson's third wife who died in 2004 was exhumed for examination from her resting place at Queen of Heaven in 2007 when authorities began to suspect foul play following the disappearance of his 4th wife Stacy ... I have personal impressions that in the case of Kathleen Savio’s disinterment three years later and perhaps even in the case of Emitt Till 2 months shy of 50 years later, that there may actually be an appeasement of restless spirits that perished unjustly...regardless of the fact that no additional charges were brought about as the result of Till’s long term post posthumous re evaluation, his story created enough attention to motivate President Bush to sign an amendment of the limitation laws pertaining to civil rights and in the case of Kathleen Savio, a precedent was set that was signed as Illinois law passed in 2008, and commonly referred to as the "Drew's Law” that permitted what would have been previously construed as hearsay to be admissible in court under certain circumstances...This seems to elevate these two victims to martyrdom status for the advancement of a greater cause thus letting them ascend or rest peacefully at last or least ...
 
On the other side of the coin the black arts practice of “necromancy” specifically calls for desecration of the dead and the rifling of graves to invoke the spirit of the deceased but the consequences or “corpse bothering” especially on a large scale like that of Burr Oak are often said to be that of supernatural disturbance regardless if the motivation is that of occult ritual, violence or greed ...

Conversations about nearby Bachelor’s Grove with locals has included mention of Burr Oak before and after the most recent debacle on more than one occasion and there has been unsubstantiated reports of gaunt, black tux clad figures lingering near the old gates adjacent to the tri state on-ramp and gawking at Starbucks sipping motorists embarking on their workday in the predawn glow of the expressway lighting overhead ...of course as any of you that has braved the gauntlet of the Chicago toll-way system knows, a phantasmic specter at the onset of any morning commute here will soon be forgotten amid the unbridled chaos and carnage known as “The Morning Rush” no mater how terrifying the supernatural encounter may be ...other claims have been strange lights and a wailing, moaning sound emanating from the cemetery at night that the apartment residents on the east and north end of the grounds maintain has been an ongoing phenomena there for years but again, this is based on second and third hand accounts I have heard over the last few years ...

 The clear blue sky and temperate, breezy upper 70's weather belied the threatening the blaring tornado sirens that echoed throughout the western burbs the previous evening ...my thoughts returned to that late afternoon of the preceding day when the blackened thunder heads and ionized static of lighting flashes intensified as the preternatural glow of purple orange cloud cover gradually resigned to the darker front approaching that heralded it’s arrival with the deafening boom of thunder claps to rival the still wailing sirens ...the hours of torrential downpour that followed was a welcome alternative to the twister that would have undoubtedly tore my house from it’s foundation and dropped it on a witch somewhere in psychedelic midget-land, but I digress ....

 The old gates where reports of a loitering, grimacing apparition appeared to morning commuters was clearly visible as I turned left instead of right on 127th street like I have so many times before en route to Bachelor’s Grove ...I stopped and took a few photos of the current entrance near the front office and an old unoccupied looking house near the east fence and was immediately aware of the dread one of the windowless windows towards the back instilled ...a mail carrier frowned at from his mail-mobile as I was casually making my way back to the open door of my ride because he had to turn the steering wheel a quarter of a turn to go around me and past the open gates  ...
 
I noticed 2 rectangular, above ground style crypts or sarcophagi at the fork in the roads where the first section begins at a point and upon reading the plaques mounted on the front realized that this was the grave of Mamie Till-Mobley along side of her boyfriend and apparent life partner...The internet; in it’s notoriously impeccable accuracy placed Emmit Till’s grave just across the way in the first section but after crisscrossing a grid pattern failed to yield his tomb ...

A gentleman in casual business attire emerged from the office across the street and was sort of heading my general direction so I at first thought he was going to challenge my presence there being the site of so much recent media notoriety and infamy and before he uttered a word I laconically asked him if he knew where Emmit Till’s grave was and if I was in the correct section...he amiably informed me that I was not and he would print me a map of the correct location from the office ...while I waited nearby, I drifted off to the side in the direction of the old house and took a few photos of the front but retreated back towards the office instead of proceeding along the side and back of this vacant structure that was really bothering me because I didn’t want to miss the map the gracious cemetery employee was providing me and this proved to be a prudent decision because he eyed me suspiciously as I rounded the corner to meet him as he exited the office...I thanked him for his generosity and offered the unsolicited explanation that I was writing an article relating to the Emmit Till case as he handed me the print out and headed to the middle of the cemetery and the sections the printed page denoted as the correct location ...

  As 98 percent of the markers at Burr Oak are modest, nondescript ground flush stones, the marker would have been virtually impossible to pinpoint had it not been for the wooden stakes that marked the lots by increments of 5 as a probable result of the recent investigation and the one next to Emmit’s even had his name written on it ( pictured below) ...intermittent puddles of standing water soaked my Puma sneakers despite my hop scotching efforts to the dryer patches closest to the grave and much to my chagrin, several inches of rain water covered the grave itself...

 The familiar photo of the teen in a white button down shirt and black tie that his mother bought him for as part of a suit and dapper looking brimmed hat outfit he wore at a Christmas dinner she hosted in 1954 was affixed to the top of his tombstone...an outfit she really couldn’t afford but wanted him to have so she gave him $100 and he exhibited impeccable taste for a boy that age in selecting that suite...several pennies and nickels were placed on the marker as tokens and albeit the fact that the flash flood onslaught of showers the area experienced the night before overwhelmed even the most contemporary of irrigation engineering strategies and design, it still struck me as sadly ironic that this poor child that was pulled from the Tallahassee River over half a century ago was staring up at me from below a shallow water surface...a still pool of water that was almost like the glass top that covered the original coffin at his funeral in 1955...

 Another example that the warm summer sun that replaced the early AM drenching did not completely extirpate all evidence of earlier inclement weather was that many of the Burr Oak’s interior roadways were partially if not completely flooded...in some places towards the back I estimate the water was close to 3 feet deep and my professional journalistic demeanor was quickly abandoned in favor of diving my jeep through the highest standing water I could find covering a section of paved surface ( being the mature, consummate professional that I am )...as the steam rose from the under carriage and I tuned in the middle of one of the deeper parts of the flash pond for yet another childish, accelerator stomping splash through the Carmel colored rain water, I realized that it was so high it was splashing up over my hood and a glance out the driver’s side window alerted me to the fact the water was a mid door level...realizing this was deeper than most of the off road sludge sloughs I have attempted to date in my beloved, aging Jeep, I slowed down enough to stave off the water flow over the hood but maintained an even speed to prevent a stall in the middle of the corpse-water pond and navigated towards dry higher ground ...the childish compulsion that placed me into this predicament forced me to glance into the rear view side mirror to admire the bubbling wake spreading behind me and for an instance in the spray mist and steam there was a disconsolate looking, pale figure standing in the water glaring at me or in my general direction and when I whipped around to look to the rear it was gone ...

More on the net:

Emmett Till; is the investigation over?:
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/3-17-2006-91327.asp (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/3-17-2006-91327.asp)

Burr Oak Cemetery nightmare:
http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/07/sheriff-bodies-dug-up-dumped-at-cemetery.html (http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/07/sheriff-bodies-dug-up-dumped-at-cemetery.html)


Here are the unedited (compressed) photos my 6/2010 visit (70 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on June 29, 2010, 08:59:40 AM

The Site Of National Headlines: Burr Oak Cemetery (cont.)....



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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 11, 2010, 05:56:02 PM

Here are my latest Youtube videos featuring St James highlights spanning 4 years of site coverage....b :-)


Historic St James Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obms_jm-hg8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obms_jm-hg8)


Historic St James Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlslejUFiqs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlslejUFiqs)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on July 23, 2010, 08:51:41 AM

Here are my latest You-Tube videos featuring over 4 years of seasonal exploration from world famous haunted location Resurrection Cemetery, the home of Chicago's premiere spook: Resurrection Mary spanning 4 years of coverage...Part three includes inside shots of the famous Willow Brook Ballroom that harbors it's own non corporeal residents.


Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery-The Willow Brook Ballroom Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnS_3BFiOGQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnS_3BFiOGQ)

Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery-The Willow Brook Ballroom Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8KKg_oh-zY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8KKg_oh-zY)

Resurrection (Mary) Cemetery-The Willow Brook Ballroom Part Three:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNNdeiM3Tg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNNdeiM3Tg)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 03, 2010, 07:20:02 AM
Road Trip 2010

 This year the intrepid traveler embarked on his early July jaunt south in the wee hours of the morning...the expressway traffic was light yet still spotted with cars and trucks as are all of the highways that skirt the Chicago periphery...despite the absence of congestion and aggravated commuters this early on, the alleviation of urban angst was every bit as tangible the farther from the metro core I drove... and the closer to the Illinois/Indiana border I motored, the greater the volume of “Krazy Kaplin’s Fireworks” roadside adverts I noticed especially so closely following the 4th of July where you always get “more bang for the buck” and “pyrotechnics for the price”...in addition to constant the roadside reminders of this fireworks emporium, there are the assorted salacious signs and lubricious billboards to also remind us that The Shangrila, Deja-Vu, Club O, Pole Katz, Showgirls and Atlantis gentlemen’s clubs were just an off ramp away and these prurient signposts continued well past Gary Indiana recurring only on the outskirts of Indy, Louisville and at times in close approximation to the larger truck plazas... the neighborhood homes along part of this economically challenged stretch of road was also the scene of a surrealistic two story house inferno that illuminated the surrounding night scape on the final leg of my journey home...
 
The seedier side of interstate travel advertisements was quickly annulled by the sprawling farmlands south of Merrillville, Indiana and replaced by a sense of tranquility and quietude that to some is the unequivocal panacea to the hypertensive stress of the daily grind only a drive in the country can provide...the wind generator farms that are now popping up along
the rural horizons do not detract from the heartland skylines as I feared, they actually broke the emerging, featureless monotony with a futuristic abstract surrealism as their enormous blades slowly turned in unison against the orange tinted, predawn glow of the eastern sky like the props of a giants sky ship or the propellers of a fleet of ocean liners that floating eerily above the patches of morning fog that blanketed the ground below....

  The emergent mountain region that is always a such a spectacle to us Midwestern Flat-landers is probably taken for granted by those that see it every day much the way the city sky scrapers that define the Chicago skyline eventually fade from our notice but astounds Out-Of-Towners  ... even the iron rich, red dirt of the Appellations proved to be a renewed source of amazement to me when a freshly bulldozed plot of crimson colored, roadside property burned past my speed  blurred periphery again invoking the equation of a Martian landscape ...The composition of the soil in conjunction with the crystalline base of this mountain mantle has been theorized to be a catalyst for supernatural activity by many ...

  This trip included return visits to a couple of sites that yielded some interesting photos last time around in addition to several new locations that have raised the ire of the locals more sensitive or adept at detecting potential supernatural activity or spiritual presence...there were a couple of old houses that radiated a familiar resonance that regional or geographical diversity seldom diminishes or amplifies but at times can exude a distinct energy signature that is innate to certain areas ...and this particular variable seems to be specifically engendered to distance as opposed to   the history inherent to a certain site ...perhaps this is related to the iron rich, crystal quarts abundant mountain base in this case ...

  One aspect of this excursion that deviated from my usual quixotic quests was the moral conflict I had to wrestle with in regard to chronicling the investigation of the crash site that claimed the life of a popular High School athlete as the result of apparent speeding and or reckless driving by the vehicle’s driver (whom survived the crash) and perhaps to a degree his own negligence as his failure to wear a seat contributed to his tragically premature death as the young man was ejected from the car ... from the looks of the crash site, damage to the trees and Googled news photo of the car it was a horribly violent wreck... and apparently these abruptly curving and dipping mountain back roads have claimed many lives judging from the preponderance of makeshift memorials I noticed within the radius of this particular grid of notoriously dangerous cris-crossing roads ...a grid that claimed 2 seniors from the same HS weeks apart and so close to graduation ...

When I arrived at the site that has generated reports of strange, inexplicable activity in the wake of the accident, the first thing I noticed was the graffiti spray painted all over the street by classmates, family and friends...a permanent looking memorial was erected on the exact spot where the car came to rest complete with a cross and an accompanying inscribed stone...beyond the marker and bent or broken tree limbs was a medium sized tree trunk with a bark bare spot marked with a red X...a few feet below and away from the base, red spray paint was still visible despite the efforts of the amber colored earth sprinkled liberally over that specific spot to deliberately conceal the markings on the ground were this young man evidently perished after being thrown from the cartwheeling car...

 The personal conflict I was experiencing over including photos and commentary was immediately replaced with a moment of clarity and the decision to include these photos in hopes of instilling a cautionary reminder of the consequences of reckless driving, drag racing, DUI or neglecting the simple snap of a seat belt that spared the driver albeit his flagrant carelessness and perhaps a momentary lapse in judgment that will haunt him and others for life...there is no mention of the specific circumstances that precipitated this tragedy only that a seat-belt may have saved the life of teen with so much promise. And as I decided to include the still shots of the crash site, I also decided not to analyze those photos for anomalous features....

  There was always an attraction felt for a certain old house along one of the main stretches of road the last few times I made my way through this part of the mountains as it was perched so precariously atop a hill, irresistibly curious in all of it’s run down ruminations...across the street  it’s yellow colored vacant counterpart must have finally succumbed to seeming uninhabitability as one of the back window was broken out and the previous occupant’s possessions were stacked haphazardly on the front porch and strewn about the front lawn as the probable result of rummaging looters... my passing observation of the two odd homesteads from the past year’s visit to this area included the presence of assorted vehicles parked in front and this to me was the initial deterrent from pulling off of the main thoroughfare for a closer look last time around and  now none were to be found...

  The gray, fading pallor of the old single story house may have instilled a sort of nostalgic charm if the stained imprint of generational oppression had not so inexorably permeated the very grain this of the structure itself and the hilltop for which it at one time was so majestically perched...a number of old rusty paint cans lined the railing of a front porch
that creaked with each step closer I took to the unhinging wooded screen door ...the tinny twang of an old spring affixed to the inside of the door seemed to herald my final crossing of the threshold to the interior... the musty, dank air was to be expected as the ambiance of the dim light filtering through the dirt and dust opaqued windows confirmed the long absence of occupation...the creaking recrimination of the aging floorboards threatened to introduce me to the crawlspace below with each increasingly cautious footfall as if it was voicing in opposition for my non verbal expression of disdain for the state of disrepair the house looked to have been in prior to abandonment...

 A lone Christmas wreath sat on an old folded up throw rug draped across a number of window screens leaning against the wall next to a window ...the growing discomfort I was feeling intensified as the nascent nausea I experienced upon entry overwhelmed me with the added component of equilibrium instability and I knew I needed to get out of there as this was either a portal to hell or a bio hazardous, former meth lab (or both) but persevered the instinctual need to flee in favor of a few more photos ...as I made my way to the partially opened  window facing north and glanced outside through the frame of another screen door placed crookedly over it, I noticed a gleaming white Ford F250 “dualie” rolling down the gravel driveway from an impeccably neat ranch style homestead atop an even higher vantage point overlooking the two ramshackle shacks (and me) ...fearing an unpleasant confrontation with a shotgun wielding
southern gentleman charged with the deed of overseeing the now vacant 2 homes that were already the objects of indiscriminate looting, I bolted for the front door and sprinted to my faithful Chevrolet steed, lighting up the tires in a hasty, cliche’d departure as the shining chrome grill of the white truck glinted in my rear view mirror rounding the turn from the steep driveway less than a half a block behind ...the fortuitous lull in traffic at the intersection provided an ample window for me to jump on the main road and slam the accelerator to the floor forcing the powerful V-8 to lunge forward in a surge of unbridled exaltation...several darting mirror checks could not locate the pursuing pickup and I even mad a few fast head checks to be sure but there was no sign of Pale Horse to be found ...in retrospection I couldn’t resist citing the symbolic equation of the my metaphoric Guardian Angel descending from above in a giant white pick-up to chase me out of that house on the hill...

  The other house that I tracked down acting on a tip was even more dilapidated and in a state of perpetual collapse...rumor has it that shadowy figures milling around outside on front stoop, faint laughter and odd lights were spotted shining from the interior in the middle of the night and the vigilant neighbors would never be able to catch anyone inside or nearby...and based on it’s current state of structural instability that I observed, the thick overgrowth, boarded rear windows, and general inaccessibility, I find it highly unlikely the lights were in realty; mischievous neighborhood kids exploring the old spooky house ...a litany of complaints and concern over a certain group of incorrigible local hooligans placed them at the top of the neighboring resident’s list as the culprits for the disturbances reported there considering that one of these hardened young delinquents had in the past committed the unconscionable act of riding his bicycle through his back yard (gasp )...A carefully plotted climb over everything (including a kitchen sink) from a bathtub, wooden cabinets, old tires, pallets and other miscellaneous debris permitted me a glimpse through the darkened front window and aside from a haphazard stack of old mattresses, boxed junk and assorted end tables, what I did notice was that the dust on the inside was extremely thick and undisturbed thus lessening the likelihood of the anomalous lights being the surreptitious shenanigans perpetrated by flashlight wielding whelps as theorized by the 2 sets of adjacent neighbors I interviewed ...the rear of the house is completely overgrown and borders a vacant lot that incidentally ends at the rear of a small cemetery and church...pushing my way through a small opening in the thorned thicket to try a photo of a small window that looked to be nailed shut, covered from within and undisturbed proved to only further confirm my doubts that the anomalous night lights spotted by several witnesses were resultant of young explorers on yet another nocturnal adventure...as I backed out of the thatch heavy patch and admired the new scratches running up the length of both forearms while I surgically extracted the burrs now embedded in my shoelaces, I suddenly heard dogs barking off in the distance and many dogs at that ...I imagined some old codger running behind a leashed team of bloodhounds searching for some lost hikers or worse; a suspicious, unadvised neighbor  “releasing the hounds to chase away them trespassers”...the barking became louder and more frenzied as I rounded the front of the house and once again darted for the car ...I expected my protégée to be semi panicked and already in the car waving at me to get in but seemed startled by my harried demeanor as I reached the front yard were she was nonchalantly admiring a twisted old oak tree ...I realized then that I no longer heard the dogs and she claimed to have heard nothing ( we left anyway ) ...
 
 Another location that I considered a prospect for exploration was again related by word of mouth and involved an old building that was a combination antiques mall and storage facility...
reports of a full blown apparition milling about the store after hours has been reported by several witnesses (leaving a nearby drinking establishment) but the store owners themselves have complained of certain objects constantly falling from shelves or tables regardless of the concerted efforts made to keep them stationary or even locate them to different tables, shelves or display cases ... I have not examined all of those photos yet either but again found myself enamored by the efforts made to preserved this area’s small town charm while the economically unaffected continuing growth of this region threatens this main street economy with obsolescence in the face of progress....

  There was an new (old) Baptist Church/Cemetery added to the itinerary this time around and was well worth the added travel as I did in fact capture some very “interesting” night photos there ...there has been mention on the net of supernatural activity associated with this location but I have elected to not name the site keeping with policy when I venture out of my own realm to visit less known or unknown locations nationally ...the progressive additions and remodeling projects over the years did not seem to detract from quaintness of the church and grounds ... the old original church stands in it’s revered pristine state and even looked to be the recent recipient of a fresh coat of white paint ...the cemetery is very old and many of the monuments closest to the buildings either collapsed or are partially disintegrated ...one of the more recent new additions looked almost like a residence or perhaps retreat housing and is literally mere feet from the closest tombstone in the rear of the structure ...the cool, jeweled full moon peeking over the pine line where the property ends provided an added combined element of preternatural glow to the already strange jaded emerald colored streetlight that stood at the cemeteries edge...as I made my way over the small incline to the bordering shrubbery that separates the church from what looked to be the large backyard of a private residence, I was stopped in my tracks by a horrible moaning ”ooooooooooooooooooohhhhh”...then a second time “oooooooooooooooohhhhhhh”
it didn’t take long for me to realize that I was being “punked” by a valiant effort made by some kids in the yard next door that must have noticed the occasional intermittent shots I was taking with a flash and decided to try and spook us...I have to compliment the youngster making the moaning sounds as he exhibited almost operatic vibrato skills in the effort ...

  I was fortunate enough to make it to one return site with an encroaching thunderstorm rolling in from the west and could almost taste the ionic static charge in the air...the base photos alone from that afternoon are quite amazing really and I plan to afford all of the data collected from this trip extensive examination as some of my recent evidential analysis has been either hastened or distracted, but I have recently pledged to shift my focus back to the research and study of the sites from this trip or the ones I will be exploring in the future and the data acquired ...I will no longer permit myself deviation from my objectives regardless of the morbid fascination I occasionally entertain with the devolution of certain elements of the paranormal community ....b

  

Here are the unedited (compressed to 1 MB) photos from Road Trip 2010 (389 total)....b
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 03, 2010, 07:20:28 AM
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Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: confused_mystery on August 03, 2010, 09:14:54 PM
hmm how much are u interested in spirits and all that ?
your pics and findings are cool and all but i've seen spirits and all that with my own eyes my whole life so i'm not really wowed because of that XD.
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: matthew321 on August 04, 2010, 07:46:26 AM
Well when you can actually see them in person the pictures get pretty boring quickly. It is interesting to see them in pictures and on T.V. as well.

Braek Halfhand I have enjoyed your posts so please don't think you are going unappreciated. I do enjoy looking through these and seeing what is real and fake in my terms.

I would say after doing this thread for many months I am sure there is an interest in this field at least a little.

Please keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 04, 2010, 11:08:28 AM
hmm how much are u interested in spirits and all that ?
your pics and findings are cool and all but i've seen spirits and all that with my own eyes my whole life so i'm not really wowed because of that XD.

 I'm not sure I understand the question ...

Well when you can actually see them in person the pictures get pretty boring quickly. It is interesting to see them in pictures and on T.V. as well.

Braek Halfhand I have enjoyed your posts so please don't think you are going unappreciated. I do enjoy looking through these and seeing what is real and fake in my terms.

I would say after doing this thread for many months I am sure there is an interest in this field at least a little.

Please keep up the good work.

This is more of compilation of my continuing and in some cases admittedly repetitious visits to sites I deem supernaturally active as I feel it is prudent to make multiple trips to these places to make any type of an astute assessment ...what I share is the screening process in regards to the photography and I have made no grandiose claims in regards to any of them although I have a number that I feel are "of interest" ....


I'm pretty sure Barek isn't posting his pictures for us to go 'wow'.

I enjoy looking through the pictures and appreciate that you are willing to share your findings with us, Barek.

And I totally agree with Matthew - Please, keep up the good work!


Thanks, I suspect that perhaps she may have simply not worded her thoughts as she intended to express them as I have been guilty of this myself on more than one occasion  :roll:

I will be continuing this thread with periodic updates but I have concluded coverage of some of my local sites (but not all) and intend on venturing out of my zone more in the future (time permitting) ...

thanks for the replies  :-) ....

-barek-
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: confused_mystery on August 04, 2010, 12:22:31 PM

I'm pretty sure Barek isn't posting his pictures for us to go 'wow'.
Thanks, I suspect that perhaps she may have simply not worded her thoughts as she intended to express them as I have been guilty of this myself on more than one occasion  :roll:
-barek-

ok i'm sorry if i offended you 'bout your work, its great and i love how someone like u is posting the real stuff because thats what people need to see to open up their minds a bit. you did do a great job, i mean if u didn't then i wouldn't of looked through the whole thing but i did :). and of course he is isn't posting his pictures to wow us but to display his work. its just  what i meant was that if i didn't experience spirits i mean heck you can see a couple here and there in some of my pictures of my family album then i would of been like a kid going to the museum for the 1st time - marveling everything because its the 1st time seeing it and but either way it'll always be great because of all the new information thats changed our lives.... i know thats kind of off but for right now thats all i can think of that would maybe make sense XD

so keep making up proud :)
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 04, 2010, 03:18:15 PM

I'm pretty sure Barek isn't posting his pictures for us to go 'wow'.
Thanks, I suspect that perhaps she may have simply not worded her thoughts as she intended to express them as I have been guilty of this myself on more than one occasion  :roll:
-barek-

ok i'm sorry if i offended you 'bout your work, its great and i love how someone like u is posting the real stuff because thats what people need to see to open up their minds a bit. you did do a great job, i mean if u didn't then i wouldn't of looked through the whole thing but i did :). and of course he is isn't posting his pictures to wow us but to display his work. its just  what i meant was that if i didn't experience spirits i mean heck you can see a couple here and there in some of my pictures of my family album then i would of been like a kid going to the museum for the 1st time - marveling everything because its the 1st time seeing it and but either way it'll always be great because of all the new information thats changed our lives.... i know thats kind of off but for right now thats all i can think of that would maybe make sense XD

so keep making up proud :)

 :-) No offense taken and I understand your point now...

It is odd because I see so many like yourself that accept this type of thing as second nature and this seems to be an emergent new sensibility in so many of you under 30... even in the face of the severe damage the media and the current wave of pop culture paranormal popularity has inflicted on the credibility of those of us that embrace this aspect of spirituality as commonplace....

-barek-
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: oldbill4823 on August 04, 2010, 03:32:50 PM
i think that the current wave of pop supernatural media is one of the main reasons why so many under 30's are so accepting of this stuff.

Their realities have been fed on a menu of drama demons vampires magic supernatural etc. They are therefore much more easliy accepting of many things (at the cost of critical thinking though.)

It is almost like witnessing an extension of childhoods flexible realities into adulthood.

Makes me wonder what they are putting in the water these days.
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: Barek Halfhand on August 04, 2010, 07:58:13 PM
i think that the current wave of pop supernatural media is one of the main reasons why so many under 30's are so accepting of this stuff.

I was referencing the shows that so obviously stage or fake evidence when I mentioned irreparable damage (without mentioning any names)


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Their realities have been fed on a menu of drama demons vampires magic supernatural etc. They are therefore much more easliy accepting of many things (at the cost of critical thinking though.)

I suppose this is true in the sense that there is a sudden surge of of teen vampires running around the malls in the wake of every new Twilight movie...

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It is almost like witnessing an extension of childhoods flexible realities into adulthood.

Makes me wonder what they are putting in the water these days.

I see  :-) ...
so are you saying that you construe our perception of spirituality as a "flexible reality" and therefor because it conflicts with your personal world view paradigms it must be resultant of a tainted water supply?...

 If so that's fine, but you have unwittingly illustrated the precise point I was making: that the media has damaged both ends of the spectrum in ways that has adversely influenced those that are too accepting and those that accept nothing as the result ....

-Barek-





 
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: oldbill4823 on August 05, 2010, 02:22:38 AM
Rather than you guess my paradigm i will describe it for you.

My own paradigm is actually one that shifts. It is flexible. That is actually the base of my world view. It is possible to maintain a single view, and this is a valid operating system, but there are many operating systems available.
As a consequence the perception of phenomena  from different sources running different operating systems results in very different descriptions of the same event.
A dog and a duck can both be aware of the same event but will percieve it differently. On a smaller scale of difference of perception are a christian and a self confessed teen  vampire.

Underneath the operating system we are percieving through lies a the reality that we are having our experinces of. We are surrounded by this. We live in this. What we actually percieve is our operating system reflecting back at us from this wider reality we inhabit.

My comments about younger generations are merely observations of qualities of their operating systems compared to how i observed operating systems 20 years ago. It is interesting and remarkble to witness this. It is akin to witnessing  changing architectural styles through time, and starting to understand factors that have caused this change.

Ignore the comment about water if you  have no concept of dry humour. I often find that the perception of dry humour is outside the operating systems of the general populations of North America. There are exceptions of course. My guess is that this would be due to these people drinking from more natural, less augmented souces.

It would be an interesting experiment to send a group of atheist physicis student with you on one of your missions, armed with  cameras and no knowledge of supernatural or unexplained phenomena. Without any pre grooming or suspenseive build up would their cameras record the same as your own?
It would be interesting to see the same experiment with old style camera film too, as opposed to digital. Would old style film record the same events that you search out the same way that digital does?

Then go back even further in time. Try it with pinhole camera technonolgy. Recording of place without any lenses. Then take the technology back further still, you paint what you see. You could take a psychic with you and ask them to paint the same scenes. Ask a biologist to do the same.

In fact try taking the same types of photos after having your camera apparatus exorcised by  a priest. Maybe its the first demon possessed digital in history. Ok i am half joking here but in order to really find out about what you may or may not have recorded in these photos surely you have to screen your entire operating system too. I dont see any evidence of that. All i see in your photos is that you find what you yourself are looking for, a slow prick tease with the supernatural.

 What really interests me is why you continue to take these photos. What is your motivation for doing this? Are you addicted to the  foreplay or just scared of real penetration?

Sorry i blame the water again, but as a voyeur to your act i am hungry for the cum shot and vision on your face after.
But maybe this polka has no climax, it is just you dancing near the edge, and this is the performance that records your life much better than any digital image..

Must be the water, by i do find your efforts unintentionally artistic, certainly more authentically haunting than any supernatural fiction i have read.
But then they do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder dont they?
Title: Re: Paranormal Polka: these boots were made for haunting.
Post by: confused_mystery on August 05, 2010, 10:38:23 AM

 :-) No offense taken and I understand your point now...

It is odd because I see so many like yourself that accept this type of thing as second nature and this seems to be an emergent new sensibility in so many of you under 30... even in the face of the severe damage the media and the current wave of pop culture paranormal popularity has inflicted on the credibility of those of us that embrace this aspec