Rhode Island Vampires – Sarah Tillinghast

 

Rhode Island Vampires - Sarah Tillinghast

In this article we will be taking a look at one of the most famous of the Rhode Island vampires – the case of Sarah Tillinghast…


Sarah

19-year-old Sarah Tillinghast lived in Rhode Island in the late 1700’s. She was a well-liked, thoughtful young lady that would often been seen wandering through old graveyards – looking for secluded areas to read her beloved poetry.

One day as she returned home from one of her visits to where the Revolutionary soldiers lay, she told her family that she was feeling terribly unwell.

She was told to rest in bed, but a strong fever developed throughout her system within hours.

Sarah remained seriously ill for weeks until she finally died.


Brother James

Several weeks later, and still the Tillinghast family members were living in extreme grief for their loss.

One morning,  Sarah’s brother, James, came down for breakfast and complained about a pain throughout his chest – he said it was as if someone was pushing down on his rib cage.

He was also looking extremely pale in skin color and could not stop shaking.

Sarah's Brother, James

His concerned parents asked him when this ‘illness’ had started, and he replied that it started when Sarah had come to him and sat on his bed at night.

James’s shocked parents put the incident down to grief messing with the lad’s head – surely he was suffering mentally after the loss of his sister?

Days later, James was also dead.


Vampire!

But this was just the beginning – shortly after Sarah and James’s deaths, two more Tillinghast children died, both saying beforehand that Sarah had visited them.

The remaining Tillinghast relatives had a family meeting – did they really believe that Sarah was returning from the dead to suck out the life from remaining family members?

It wasn’t long before the subject spread it’s way through the local town – Sarah was returning from the dead as a vampire


Death

The sickness seemed to spread throughout the area – and all of the victims claimed to have been visited by Sarah the night before they fell ill, and died.

Eventually, Sarah’s mother, Honour Tillinghast, fell ill.

As she lay on her deathbed she told the surrounding family members that she could actually hear her dead children calling out to her – they wanted her to join them.

Sarah’s father, Snuffy Tillinghast, had seen enough – he had lost just about everything. With the help of his farmhand, Caleb, he went out early one morning to the cemetery where Sarah was buried.

The two of them then dug up Sarah’s coffin and opened the lid…

Sarah’s body lay inside without any signs of decomposition…even though she had been dead for 18 months.

the cemetery where Sarah was buried

Tillinghast drew his knife, and cut his daughter’s heart out of her body, through abnormal amounts of blood.

He quickly built a small fire and then watched Sarah’s heart burn to ashes – as soon as the heart was destroyed…Honour Tillinghast started to make a full recovery.

Also, the strange illness disappeared from the area.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Rhode Island vampires, please leave them in the comment section below.

Korean Urban Legends – Disturbing Reading

Korean Urban Legends - Disturbing Reading

This article will be covering a selection of rather disturbing Korean urban legends. From the paranormal to the occult – these reports will ensure that you struggle to get to sleep tonight…


The Dead Relative in Water

An anonymous Korean family had just lost their grandmother to old age. The father of the family then began to experience a rather disturbing dream every night.

He said that he dreamed his grandmother was beckoning him over while she was waist-deep in water. He wanted to go into her embrace…but for some reason it felt wrong…so he resisted.

The Dead Relative in Water

His wife did a bit of digging into this dream and found out that going into the arms of a dead person, in water no less, was a sure sign that your soul was going to be stolen by some version of a demon.

The father suddenly realized that he had kept one of her possessions after her death – something he was pretty sure she would not have wanted him to have. The family got rid of the object, and paid respects to her once more.

The dreams suddenly stopped…and never returned.


Virginal Ghosts

These Korean ghosts are known as Cho-nyo-Gwishin and they are frequently discovered in abandoned buildings, hospitals and schools.

They are always wearing a long white dress or garbs and their hair covers their facial features.

Virginal Ghosts

Apparently these virgin ghosts alert you to their presence by changing the temperature of the air around you and even changing the direction of the wind!


Paranormal Bathrooms

I don’t know what it is, but a lot of Korean paranormal reports center themselves around bathrooms or toilets!

One of the most famous of these reports comes from a female bathroom located in an old Korean high school. Apparently, in one of the stalls, towards the back, is where a girl killed herself and now haunts it.

Paranormal Bathrooms

There are numerous reports of the door locking itself shut and sticking in place, the toilet also flushes itself when nobody is in the stall.

Other reports suggest that the spirit of this girl frequently looks back out you from the mirror above the sink basins. There are also those who insist they have heard the sobs of a young girl, coming from inside the walls of the bathroom…


Don’t Use Red Pens

Korean folklore often points to red ink being the writing of the devil, or some sort of demon. As a matter of fact – most households ban the use of red pens among children.

Writing your name in red ink will result in extremely bad luck…and even death in some cases. Red ink is used to write the name of the deceased, not the living.


Am I pretty?

This paranormal ‘legend’ bears striking similarities to the Japanese urban legend, Kuchisake-onna, but it’s still as freaky as hell, all the same…

For some reason, plastic surgery is BIG business in a lot of Asian countries, along with the pursuit of total beauty. Most of the time, this involves trying one’s best to look more ‘western’ in your features!

So with that in mind…

A guy gets on a empty subway car and a tall woman follows him and sits opposite him. He notices that her dark hair covers most of her face…but he gets the feeling that she is quite attractive under that mound of hair.

Suddenly she looks up and reveals a red surgical mask around her mouth. She then asks “Am I pretty?”.

Taken back, the man stammers, “Yes.”

She then rips off the red surgical mask to reveal huge gashes from ear to ear and screams “Am I pretty now?”

Then man jumps up in terror and runs through the gap in the closing subway doors. The woman just stands there looking at him…with a scalpel in her hand.

Am I pretty?


The Cockroach

A teenage boy, who suffered from terribly disgusting acne, had just about had enough of his appearance. After A LOT of research online he came to an article that claimed to have the answer…

Simply catch a cockroach and place it on the pillow next to you as you sleep at night.

It sounded like a bit of a ‘far out’ story to him, but he was desperate, so he decided to try it anyway.

That night he managed to catch a cockroach, and placed it on the pillow next to him as he slept. The following morning he woke up to find his face completely clear of acne – he was cured!

Later at school that day, he began to get this itching sensation all over his face. He took a closer look at his skin and found that his pores had been filled with cockroach eggs….

If you have any disturbing Korean urban legends that you would like to share with us, please use the comment section below.

Famous Psychics From The Past

Famous Psychics From The Past

In this article we will be covering a handful of famous psychics from the past…that you probably never knew about! Twain, Tesla, Lincoln…all great historical figures…but did you know they also exhibited psychic powers?


Mark Twain 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, experienced a precognitive dream of his brother Henry’s death. In this creepy dream he actually attended his brother’s funeral service and took note of what he saw.

In the dream experience, mourners placed an arrangement of white roses on his brother’s coffin, with a single large red rose in the middle.

Mark Twain Had Psychic Powers

Within a matter of months after the dream, Henry was involved in a tragic accident and killed.

When he attended the ‘real’ funeral it turned out to be exactly the same as the dream he had experienced, just weeks earlier…even the floral arrangements were the same!

Apparently, Twain also predicted the internet as early as 1898…


Abraham Lincoln

During the late 1800’s, it is thought that Abe Lincoln and his wife were frequently involved in the the Spiritualism movement. Apparently, they even held a few seances in The White House.

Did Abraham Lincoln Have Psychic Abilities?

Abe was known for knowing the results of battles before word was received, and he seemed to know he was going to be president at the young age of 12.

Certain reports also suggest that he had experienced visions of his death and he knew that he would be assassinated one day.


Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is well known today as a brilliant inventor and physicist…but did you know he was also a powerful psychic?

Those closest to him insist that he was constantly blinded by extreme flashes of light that brought visions of the future with them.

Nikola Tesla

In 1901 Tesla even managed to predict the invention of the modern smart phone – a hand-held device that could be used for communication and reproducing music.

Then, in 1926, Tesla had visions regarding yet another hand-held device – one which would allow people to see events occurring at a distance. Many people believe this to be a vision of the streaming services we receive online in modern times.


Elvis Presley

Elvis probably wasn’t the most ‘stable’ of souls at times, so when he told those closest to him that he had healing hands…you can imagine the reaction!

But…many of his relatives and close friends actually insist that they witnessed the king of rock and roll successfully performing this phenomenon.

In one reported case, Elvis and a couple of friends were on a ski trip, and one of them had a bad crash in the snow, severely injuring his knee.

The injury was so bad that the individual in question could not walk. Elvis simply crouched down and lay his hands on the injured knee…and the problem instantly vanished!

Elvis Presley Had Healing Hands

In another case, a driver with severe chest pain had pulled to the side of the road near Nashville, Tennessee, as Elvis’s tour bus was passing.

Elvis got out of the bus and wrapped his arm around the man’s shoulders, and put a hand on his heart. He then told the guy that it was all going to be okay.

The pain subsided immediately and Elvis sat with the man until a local ambulance arrived. He then simply jumped back on his bus…and carried on with the remainder of his tour.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the famous psychics from the past we have covered – please leave them in the comment section below.

The Cry Baby Bridge Legend

The Cry Baby Bridge Legend

In this article we will be taking a look at the Cry Baby Bridge legend of Tulls Corner in Marion Station, MD. Does the spirit of Annie Conner really haunt this lonely location?


Annie

Annie Conner was born on December the 10th, 1871. One summer morning Annie and her mother boarded a wagon set for their home in Tulls Corner, traveling a road named LQ Powell Road.

A heavy rain shower seemed to come out of nowhere, and as the cart crossed over the Mill Dam Bridge, a loud clap of thunder freaked out the horse.

In it’s fear – the horse reared up and tossed the wagon behind into the river below.

Tragically, the fast flowing river swept little Annie downstream before her mother could reach her…she was only three years old when she died.


The Cry 

Ever since her tragic death, there have been reports of cries coming from the bridge area. Locals frequently claim that you can hear a cry in the distance when you stand on the bridge.

Some say it sounds like a loud cry that stops abruptly as if someone drowned.

In 2014, a group of fishermen on the banks of the river claimed to have heard a child crying throughout the night – they even searched the area.


The Conner Family

The Conner family seem to have been targeted by tragedy…

A year after they lost little Annie, Eliza Conner gave birth to a little boy who they named Charles Wesley. Unfortunately, he only reached the tender age of seven before his life was cut short…

On August the 22nd, 1883, Charles was killed by falling shafts off a suspended horse cart he was standing below.

But the brave Conner parents refused to give up on life, and eventually went on to raise a large family of seven children who reached adulthood.

If you have any further information on the Cry Baby Bridge legend, please leave it in the comment section below.

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO

The painting named The Madonna with Saint Giovannino is a 15th century piece of art that has been causing a stir among Ancient Alien theorists for many decades now. Many ufologists firmly believe that there is some kind of UFO included in the picture’s skyline.

But this is not the only example of antique art depicting alien life – numerous other historical paintings also include strange objects in their skyline settings. Is this proof that aliens have been visiting us for centuries?

Let’s take a closer look…


Controversy – Who Painted it?

Domenico Ghirlandaio is most often credited with painting this strange piece of art that shows the UFO…but the true painter of The Madonna with San Giovannino is still in dispute.

Jacopo del Sellaio and Sebastiano Mainardi have in the past, both been linked to the painting. Mainardi was actually the brother-in-law of Ghirlandaio who learned everything he knew about art from him.

The Madonna With Saint Giovannino


UFO or Religious Symbology?

So what is that strange flying object in the background of the picture? Why does it look so much like a UFO?

Many skeptics believe that there is a simple explanation for it’s inclusion in the picture. They believe it to be a representation of the gospel passage from the Gospel of Luke 2:8….

“Shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, an angel of the Lord come upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them”

The Florentine Renaissance period offered many paintings which included some form of ‘shepherd and dog’ nativity scene – frequently looking up at the sky towards a bright shining object. More often than not these objects are simply meant to be angels or stars.

But not everyone goes along with this biblical angle…

To be brutally honest – there are no wings or body to suggest that this is meant to be some sort of angel.

Is it really a painted experience of an ancient UFO encounter?

Is it a mistake that the artist made, and couldn’t be bothered to cover up (i.e. turned it into something else?)

Or is it simply misinterpretation and a lack of understanding of religious iconography throughout art history?

It’s worth remembering that until recently, the Catholic church has gone out of it’s way to shun scientific fact and the thought of life on other planets. Why would so many painters of religious contexts opt to include something that their faith does not believe in?

If you have any thoughts or opinions on The Madonna With Saint Giovannino UFO painting, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Pam Reynolds Near Death Experience

The Pam Reynolds Near Death Experience

This article will be covering one of the most amazing and well documented NDE’s on record – the Pam Reynolds near death experience. What really happened to her during her surgical procedure known as hypothermic cardiac arrest?


The Brain Aneurysm

Pam, a American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. To have the aneurysm successfully removed, she underwent a surgical procedure known as hypothermic cardiac arrest.

Unfortunately, the only way that this procedure could work on Pam, was if she was first put to death. This involved body temperature was lowered to 60 degrees and heartbeat, breathing and brain activity stopped completely…


The Conscious Existence

Pam apparently experienced a conscious existence once all of her vital signs were flat. She remembers leaving her body and being able to look down at the doctor as he used a surgical saw to cut through her skull.

The Conscious Existence

From this vantage point, she was also able to hear the conversations that the medical staff were having during the procedure. These conversations were later confirmed correct by the doctors and nurses involved in the operation.


The Tunnel

After a while of witnessing her own operation, Pam’s consciousness decided to leave the hospital room and float down a tunnel towards a light at the end.

When she was traveling through this tunnel she began to hear her dead grandmother talking to her through her mind. As she looked closer into the light she realized that it was being created by numerous dead members of her family.

The Tunnel

She felt that her deceased loved ones were not allowing her to move further and if she did she would not be able to return to her body and die.

She felt completely drawn to the light but at the same time, she knew she would never see the loved ones she was leaving behind again.

Suddenly, her deceased relatives seemed to be able to fill Pam’s mind with raw energy – giving her the power to move slowly away from the light.


The Return

Pam’s uncle accompanied her back up through the tunnel and then departed from her when she arrived back above her body on the operation table. As he left, he assured Pam that re-entering her body was as simple as taking a jump into a swimming pool

Without warning, Pam felt a gentle push from behind…then a strong pull from in front of her. It was as if her body was drawing her back in, the same time as the tunnel was pushing her back out.

Pam would later describe the feeling of arriving back in her body much like the feeling you get when you plunge deep into a cool water pool.

As we mentioned earlier in the article – Pam remembered many of the conversations and events that were taking place in the operating room when she was under. She recalled one of the surgeons stating that her arteries were too small for the cardiac bypass tubing.

She even remembers what music they were listening to as they operated on her – Hotel California.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the Pam Reynolds near death experience, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Betty Andreasson Alien Abduction

The Betty Andreasson Alien Abduction

In this article we will be taking a look at the Betty Andreasson alien abduction case from January the 25th, 1967, in the town of South Ashburnham, Massachusetts…


The Light

Betty was clearing up the kitchen around 6:30 PM on the night of January the 25th, 1967. The rest of her family were sitting waiting for her in the living room area of the house.

All of a sudden, the light in the kitchen started to flicker on and off, and a strange red light beamed in from somewhere outside the kitchen window.

She heard her children panicking in the living room and ran in to help her parents calm them down.


The Aliens

Betty informed her father about the red light in the kitchen, and then began calming down the kids. Her father went to investigate.

When he got to the kitchen window he was amazed to see five strange creatures heading toward their house in a hopping motion.

The creatures then somehow walked straight through the wooden kitchen door and into the house. The family members were then put in a powerful trance.

Five strange creatures heading toward their house


Telepathic Conversations

The ‘head’ creature, or ‘leader’, seemed to be about a foot taller than the other visitors in the group. He began to engage in a telepathic conversation with Betty.

The group of aliens were later described as being around the five-feet tall mark, with wide eyes, small ears, and noses, set in a pear-shaped head.

Their mouths seemed to be tiny slits underneath their noses – but they were too small to be used for speech/communication. They instead communicated with their minds.

We Come in Peace

The group also wore pale blue overalls with over-sized belts – they bore a logo of a bird on their sleeves.

They did not walk through the house, but glide in a floating motion.


We Come in Peace

The aliens could see that Betty was becoming a little distressed by her children being held in suspended animation.

They opted to release her 11-year-old daughter from the trance to assure her that no harm was going to be done to her family, to relax.


The UFO

The aliens eventually moved Betty to their waiting vessel, on the hill outside her house. It was apparently about 20 feet in diameter and shaped like a saucer.

The Aliens

Once inside the UFO, it took off into the sky and landed inside a waiting mother-ship.

She was then subjected to a series of strange medical tests that she estimated lasted for at least four hours. She was then returned to her house by two of the alien visitors.


Betty’s Partial Memory

One of the aliens had been left behind to keep an eye on the remainder of the family in their suspended state. As soon as Betty was reunited the trance was lifted, and the visitors left.

Betty had been put through some sort of hypnotized process to erase memories of her abduction…but for some reason it didn’t work as it should…and she remembered various aspects of this strange abduction.

She was eventually investigated by a team of dedicated ufologists who came to the conclusion that Betty and her family were sane individuals, believing in their experience as presented

If you have thoughts or opinions on the subject covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Elevator Game Rules

The Elevator Game Rules

In this article we will be taking a look at the elevator game rules that are supposed to be able to transport the ‘player’ to another dimension.

Does this paranormal Korean game really have the power to open the doors on reality?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Korean Elevator Game

The Korean elevator game is a procedure that is apparently designed to open doors to another dimension. It has become more and more popular over the last couple of years due to paranormal reports linked to it.


Play The Elevator Game

To begin with, you’ll need to find a building that’s at least ten stories high and has an elevator (go figure!). It’s not a ‘multiplayer game‘ – it’s designed for one person.

Next you will need to enter the elevator on the ground floor, then select the fourth floor (making sure you are the only one using the elevator at the time).

Play The Elevator Game

At the fourth floor, do not get out – instead select the elevator button for the second floor.

When you reach the second floor, stay inside the elevator and then select the sixth floor.

When you reach the sixth floor, yet again, stay inside the elevator then select the second floor.

Now, this is where we shake things up a little bit…

This time, on the second floor, stay inside the elevator and select the tenth floor. When you reach the tenth floor (stay inside) and select the fifth floor.

The Tenth Floor

Now when you reach the fifth floor…a paranormal incident CAN happen. A young lady may get in the elevator…but you are advised not to talk to her…or even look at her!

From here you must select the first floor.

If the elevator actually moves up to the tenth floor instead, proceed with the game.

BUT…if the elevator does go down to the selected first floor – get the f##k out of the elevator and don’t look back!


The Tenth Floor

If instead, you do reach the tenth floor…you are landed with two choices – get out or stay in!

If you opt to leave the elevator, the strange woman may ask you where you are going – you are not to acknowledge her in any way.

Take a look around the tenth floor – if you are the only person present there, you have reached the alternative dimension.

leave the elevator

Numerous people who have claimed to have reached this point, insist that there is nothing but blackness outside each of the building’s windows. The only thing that can be seen is a bright glowing red cross in the distance.


Getting Home

If caution gets the better of you, and you decide not to venture out onto the tenth floor, you simply need to press the first floor button to get home.

Once you reach the first floor – leave without acknowledging the woman.

If you have explored the tenth floor – you will need to press all the buttons in the same order that you did earlier, finishing on the fifth floor.

From the fifth floor you are then able to select the first floor…but be careful…

In some cases the elevator will attempt to take you straight back up to the alternative reality – keep pressing any button to stop this ascension before arriving at the tenth floor.

Once you get back to the first floor DO NOT LEAVE THE ELEVATOR UNTIL YOU HAVE LOOKED AROUND THE LOBBY.

Is everything in place?

Are people there?

Does anything seem strange to you?

If anything’s ‘off’ – repeat the process, pressing all the buttons in the same order that you did earlier, finishing on the fifth floor.

From here you can attempt to enter the ‘real’ first floor again.


The Korean Elevator Game Rules

Quite a handful of steps really, isn’t it?

I don’t know about you – but I’d be out when the strange lady enters the elevator…

Who is she?

Why does she appear?

if you have any experiences with the elevator game that you would like to share, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Overtoun Bridge in Dumbarton

The Overtoun Bridge in Dumbarton

This article will be taking a look at the mystery of the Overtoun Bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland…also known as the Dog Suicide Bridge…


The Overtoun Bridge Dogs

Since the 1950’s, the bridge has witnessed at least fifty, unexplained, dog deaths, which has earned it the gruesome title of ‘Dog Suicide Bridge’.

For some reason, most of the dog breeds seem to have been long-nosed, like Labradors or Retrievers.

The canine suicides only seem to take place on clear days, and there’s not that many of them in this part of Scotland! Also, they only jump off one side of the bridge.

There is a legend linked to this strange place – apparently centuries ago, a local man threw his baby over the bridge because he thought it had been possessed by a demon.


The Suicide Dogs

Over the last decade, the amount of dogs that have perished from the bridge has risen dramatically…and nobody knows why?

The story continues to attract widespread media attention – are these dogs really committing suicide?

Many paranormal experts believe that nearby Overtoun House is the epicenter of these strange happenings. Many locals believe that the house supports a ‘thin place’ – a location that connects Heaven and Earth.

The Suicide Dogs

A Scottish psychic named Mary Armour has spent a lot of sessions on the bridge, trying her best to find out what’s behind the strange suicides. She believes that some animals are hypersensitive to the spirit world.

She has also walked across the bridge many times with her own dog. She describes the bridge’s feeling as pure calmness and serenity. Her dog has not attempted to jump off, although it has gravitated towards the right-hand side of the bridge on every occasion (the side the dogs jump off!).


Dr Rupert Sheldrake

Biologist, Dr Rupert Sheldrake, believes that dogs have abilities beyond current scientific understanding, and he has also offered a theory to Overtoun Bridge.

He suggests that maybe the dogs are responding to some sort of human depressive impulse at the bridge which then causes suicide.

Could the dark past of the area have left a ‘footprint’ on the bridge that only dogs can pick up on?


Mink 

Scottish Wildlife expert David Sexton has concluded that there are three main species active in the bridge area – mice, squirrel and mink.

Now, a recent study shows that a high percentage of dogs go for the smell of mink, probably because they are not native to Britain and they have a heavy smell.

It is thought that mink have only really started breeding in the UK since the 1950’s – around about the time when these strange suicides started.

Coincidence?

Are these dogs flinging themselves over the brick walls of the bridge in excitement at the smell of mink…or is something more sinister, and paranormal, at work here?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions on the subject in the comment section below.

Japanese Ghost Ships

Japanese Ghost Ships

Back in 2015, eleven wooden boats washed up on the coast of northern Japan over a eight week period. This article takes a look at the so-called Japanese ghost ships and the possible reasons behind their unfortunate end…


The Discovery

This report was first released online back in December of 2015, when Coast Guard officials admitted that they were left scratching their heads over the strange discovery.

Eleven boats were, filled with decomposing corpses, were found found floating in Japanese waters over a two month period.

The Discovery

In all, remains of twenty five individuals were found aboard the eleven sea vessels that popped up on the coast of northern Japan.


The Theories Behind The Japanese Ghost Ships

A handful of the sea-battered vessels bore Korean characters – were these vessels fishing transport that was unable to return to their ports in North Korea?

Authorities also think that the people on board could of been defectors from the closed off country – trying their best to escape the twisted regime and make a new life for themselves elsewhere (somewhere safer!).

An alternative theory points to the fact that the boat’s engines could have been experiencing malfunctions due to poor weather conditions – resulting in their crew members dying at sea.

The Theories Behind The Japanese Ghost Ships

There is one rather gruesome twist to this report though – two of the bodies were found without heads, whilst one of the sea vessels contained six skulls…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.