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Boo! Exton Witch House

This abandoned house is called the Exton Witch House and is located in Pennsylvania.  It is said that this house holds some dark mysterious secrets.  According to legend, there was a family of four witches that are buried on the property.  Their graves are positioned next to each other and it is believed that their corpses are buried in the upright position.  Why do you ask?  Supposedly witches were buried in this custom as to prevent them from causing trouble after their death.  There once was actual tombstones to mark their graves but vandals have since ran off with them.  Those that visit, so that the location is eerie and quiet.  Some even experience strange occurrences.  Would you be willing to go and explore the house with me?

Story/Picture courtesy of First to Know

 

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Boo! Bells and Coffins

Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins?  I didn’t either until I stated doing some research.  You’ll never believe what those little bells were for.  Evil snort.  People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates.  Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family.  Medical procedures were nothing like they are today.  Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that!  Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave.  The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead.  They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up.  It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?

 
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Posted by on 10/05/2017 in 31 Days of Spook, Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spooks – Coffins

Hello my friends.  I’m so glad to see that you are staying with me during my 31 Days of Spook.  Hasn’t it been fun?  Scary?  Are you second guessing the bumps you hear in the middle of the night?  Today, I want to talk about something that I learned about coffins.  It’s an interesting tale of a time back when.

Did you know that around 1829, they had bells attached to coffins?  I didn’t either until I stated doing some research.  You’ll never believe what those little bells were for.  Evil snort.  People in this time often got smallpox, diphtheria and cholera and doctors hastily pronounced they were dead and signed death certificates.  Sometimes they did this without even seeing the bodies themselves – just by the word of family.  Medical procedures were nothing like they are today.  Often with such, people were buried and and would wake up in a casket – shivers – the fear of that!  Patents were put out on caskets that had a hole drilled the coffin through which a chord was run that would be attached to a bell that was mounted above the grave.  The chord handle was placed in the ‘dead’ person’s hand just in case they ‘woke up’ from the dead.  They could ring the bell in hopes that someone would hear above and dig them back up.  It was an unfortunate time to live through, you think?

 

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31 Days of Spook – Exton Witch House

This abandoned house is called the Exton Witch House and is located in Pennsylvania.  It is said that this house holds some dark mysterious secrets.  According to legend, there was a family of four witches that are buried on the property.  Their graves are positioned next to each other and it is believed that their corpses are buried in the upright position.  Why do you ask?  Supposedly witches were buried in this custom as to prevent them from causing trouble after their death.  There once was actual tombstones to mark their graves but vandals have since ran off with them.  Those that visit, so that the location is eerie and quiet.  Some even experience strange occurrences.  Would you be willing to go and explore the house with me?

Story/Picture courtesy of First to Know

 

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New Show I Watched

Sometimes I watch the strangest shows on television.  Maybe I should rephrase that.  Sometimes Hollywood puts out the strangest shows on television that of course this oinker can’t pass up and has to watch.  Take for instance, a couple of weeks ago on A&E a new show came out called Fear: Buried Alive.  Now, it intrigued me and mom. We thought you know we gotta check this out and see what it is all about.  Now, I’m kind of like on one hoof WOW ya’ll did what and on the other hoof like that was time I can’t get back in my life.  Why do you say?  Let me break it down for you like only this oinker can – snorts.

There are three subjects that volunteered for this experiment.  Now here’s something I forgot to mention – this is live television.  Not only will they be buried alive in a coffin six feet under ground, they will be wired so that doctors on scene can watch their vitals and there are cameras as well as sound in the coffins.  There are two guys and one girl.

The entire reasoning behind being buried alive is to conquer fears.  Mom said she could somewhat maybe do the buried alive part.  I mean, there are so many people watching you that they aren’t going to let anything happen.  But that’s where they start throwing in twists.  One twist is that as you are laying in your coffin, you are strapped in and then they push a button and your restraints are tighter.  Another time, they play on your biggest fear.  In one box with a guy, they let in a snake.  Another box with the girl, they let in large rats.  Another box with a guy, they let in thousands of huge roaches.  All of this while you are six feet under the ground in a box.  Can you handle that now?

During this time, the audio is turned off and on between the boxes so they can’t talk to each other while they adapt to their biggest fears.  Now here you are in a box, hot, dark, you have something in the box with you, you are tied down and now you don’t have any communication with anyone – you are cut off from the world.  You are thinking to yourself, “What have I gotten myself into?”

The guy with the snake – did I tell you his history?  When he was little, he fell in a hole with a momma
snake and her babies.  The momma snake bit him on the arm.  And there he is with a snake in his coffin with him.  He tapped out during a commercial towards the end.  He couldn’t take it when the snake started slithering up from his feet towards his head.

Then the coffin with the girl, dirt starts falling in from the top of her coffin and she thinks it’s caving in.  The remaining guy, his alarm starts going off and he thinks he’s running out of oxygen.  Of course, mom and me called this – it was all in the plans to make them “think” they had immediate death upon them.  A little over an hour they stayed in their boxes under ground.

How long would you stay?

 
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Posted by on 11/09/2015 in Bacon

 

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31 Days of Spook – Exton Witch House

This abandoned house is called the Exton Witch House and is located in Pennsylvania.  It is said that this house holds some dark mysterious secrets.  According to legend, there was a family of four witches that are buried on the property.  Their graves are positioned next to each other and it is believed that their corpses are buried in the upright position.  Why do you ask?  Supposedly witches were buried in this custom as to prevent them from causing trouble after their death.  There once was actual tombstones to mark their graves but vandals have since ran off with them.  Those that visit, so that the location is eerie and quiet.  Some even experience strange occurrences.  Would you be willing to go and explore the house with me?

Story/Picture courtesy of First to Know

 

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