Hello friends. Are you spooked yet? Well today I continue with my guest submission by Angie Deptula. Wasn’t her submission earlier today just chilling? Well, your in for a extra treat with her final submission. Happy reading my spooks.
There once was a boarding school for delinquent girls, named Martha Washington Institute or Martha Washington School for Girls. It was located at Brighton Beach on Lake Washington in Seattle. It functioned from 1900-1971, and at one point became known as “Martha Washington School for the Insane Girls.” Prior to this, Judge Smith had owned the house. Smith built the home with a nursery and a boathouse, with a hollow stairway to a madrone tree on the property, a location that plays a role in today’s hauntings. Rumors of violence, murder and suicide are associated with the school while it was opened. It is thought that a janitor of the school had raped and killed a girl by hanging her on the tree. Whether this hanging was done on the madrone tree or not, I’m not aware of that.
In 1971, after the school closed, a satanic group utilized the building for rituals and sacrificed animals on the property. Because this is within a residential location, the general community became uneasy with the building so the city council decided to have the building demolished and turned into a park. Today, without knowing the history of the location, one would think nothing of it.
The park is a popular spot for people to walk their dogs at, or relax and picnic on a nice sunny day. However when nighttime comes, the empty park has an ominous atmosphere. Paranormal activities occur frequently. The old madrone tree is still present and is thought to have ghostly energies attached to it. And the area where the stairway Judge Smith once built is still there and is thought to be a portal. Visitors often feel a presence or become uneasy in that area like they’re being watched. Disembodied footsteps and screaming have also been reported in the park. Teenagers who visit in odd numbers have had a spirit follow them home. A mom who was once visiting the park one evening took a picture of her son and noticed behind him an apparition of a girl looking right at her. Sightings of a girl have been reported multiple times by different sources as well.
One in particular is from a good friend of mine, Pam. One day Pam and her two friends visited the park early in the morning. The girls walked around the empty park. Pam was walking with one of her friend, while the other was off somewhere else. Pam caught movement from her peripheral and turned, noticing a female apparition of a girl in a white nightgown walking, coming up side-by- side to her and her friend. She choked up, froze, the blood rushed out of her face as she realized this girl was translucent. Pam’s friend quickly realized why: Her friend acknowledged the ghostly girl too. They ran and called for their other friend, hurrying to the car. Inside the car, the new car would not start. The girls panicked, feeling ice cold, squealing and squirming in their seats. After a few minutes, the car finally started and they sped away. Pam and the girls have never returned since.
I have been to the park too, with friends, but have never experienced anything like that. I never explored the park long enough, probably because I was too chicken from all the spooky stories I’ve heard of. However, I did feel uneasy, overcome with chills as I felt like invisible eyes were on me the whole time. It’s indescribable, but the place really does feel ominous at night. I wonder if this girl in the white dress or nightgown is the same girl who was killed or murdered at the school, and if she’s the same apparition seen over and over by others? I can imagine there being other spirits on site as well if the place was once used as a satanic gathering. The mysteries of this place are left unknown, but the uneasiness it provokes onto visitors still remains.
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Dear Bacon – All of these young gals cramming the local Starbucks in search of the perfect cup of Java. Who says that us dogs can’t appreciate this too? I dressed up and walked into our local Starbucks – no one could tell the difference. I had my hair did, my scarf and my doggy Uggs. I ordered my double shot of Mocha and told them my name was Nicki with an “I”. Can YOU tell the difference? Signed Nicki
Oh Nicki – that is hilarious! I absolutely love it and see no difference in you ordering your favorite cup compared to anyone else around here my friend. I say sit back and enjoy that cup – you so deserve it!
Dear Bacon – There I was playing with my favorite toy like I do all of the time – I love this toy! That’s when things turned bad very quickly. It attacked my face. I can’t get it off. I’m so glad the human found time FIRST to take a picture, don’t you? Help please. Signed Alien
Dear Alien – Snorts! I’m laughing with you my friend – really. I’ve seen this kind of contraption around here at the Hotel Thompson with Houdini playing with it. I
look don’t look forward to it when it attacks him – I can see it now “Toys Gone Wild”.
Dear Bacon – What? Don’t all households look like this at the end of the day with two strapping lads playing hard? I mean what else are we to do when the humans are gone all day long without us? So we play hard. Signed Dos Destructives
Dear Dos Destructives – Snorts! I’ve seen the Hotel Thompson look like that in two hours with a 6 pound Yorkie my friends. Does it happen – yes. All the time – um no. I say you two did a fine job that day. I’m sure your humans were greatly impressed… or not. Maybe next time, clean up before they get home.
Dear Bacon – What out for me okay. I know the staff keep this treats for me in this cabinet. I just know it. I’m going to take a peek while you watch out. Give me a sign if you see them coming into the kitchen okay. Signed Tip Toe
Dear Tip Toe – I think it’s the cabinet to the left of the one you are in… well it is here at the Hotel Thompson. Let me ask you this though my friend. Once you get the container, how will you open it? Nods head – I see the lights coming on now on your face. Maybe give it to the barky thing (if you have one) to play with for a while. They are amazing at opening things. Then you can blame it all on them. I’m just sayin’. Double snorts!
Dear Bacon – Shaking my head in disgust. The human was getting dressed and dropped this contraption on the floor. I picked it up and got snagged myself. Why do these things happen to me? Signed Busted
Dear Busted – You poor thing my friend. Sometimes it’s not good if it fits you must sits kind of situations. I say plea to your human as soon as possible to get untangled in your weave of despair. Good luck!
REMEMBER FRIENDS – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU. Please keep sending me your letters and pictures to my email address 🙂
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Awesome – there was a silence that I believed went around the world last night. It started here at the Hotel Thompson. It was like you could see it in slow motion from outside of your body. The silence went through the house, around the house and then further out into the unknown traveling at the speed of light until the entire world heard silence. Did you hear it? Maybe you did and you just didn’t realize it? Okay you’re asking yourself, “Pig, what happened?” I’m glad you asked because I’m going to tell you – snorts.
We were all in the living room doing what we do every night. You know camping out on the sofa’s, playing games and watching the television. Daddy asked mommy a question. You see when he does this, it usually means trouble. Why do you ask? Because usually daddy doesn’t know the answer but when mommy tells him her answer he usually doesn’t believe it until proven wrong. This has been going on for a while now – rolls piggy eyes. That father of mine – trouble maker #01 okay.
Mommy has had enough of the twenty question game – snorts. So daddy pops out this question. Mommy tells him the answer. Of course daddy tells her she’s wrong but yet again he doesn’t know the ‘correct’ answer. So mommy does what she does best – she Googles it. << by the way, thanks Google>>
She finds the answer and tells daddy the answer. Then something amazing happened. I’m so glad that I was there to witness this cause friends I’m telling you it was GREAT. Daddy told mommy those three little words that girls go crazy over. He said it with so much sincerity and so much ❤ . Even I was in awe – they almost melted my little piggy ❤ . Of course those three little words just melted mom down to the core. He said, “I was wrong.”
It just made me think of the phrase, “When Pigs Fly” snorts. But do you know what was more important? What was more fascinating? What was more heart stopping than those three words? They were followed by three more words that would make any woman’s heart stomp thumping. They were, “You were right”.
OMP! Has daddy been reading books on how to get your woman to fall in love with you all over again? Bravo daddy – Bravo. I wouldn’t have believed it myself if I didn’t witness it my friends.
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You voted for it and the two winners were Benedict and Rockelle for their hot date on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014. The day started off with a lot of primping, planning and excitement. Manny and Bashful helped Benedict get ready for the day as Princess Coralena and Virginia helped Rockelle.
The day started off with the exchanging of some gifts. In the picture to the left, Benedict gave Rockelle a special box of chocolates telling her how he feels. Notice, “You Caught My Eye” was written on the box. Nice touch Benedict! In the picture to the right, Rockelle gave Benedict a red hot love ducky because she went quackers for him. Nice touch Rockelle.
Then, it was time for dinner. Mom and dad researched a lot of restaurants that would be unique for the happy couple. Something that touched both of them in
a different way. Something that made them think of their homelands. You know since Rockelle is from Australia and Benedict is
from the United Kingdom. A place maybe they didn’t have from their birth places but something that was unique to the United States. Then the light bulbs went off in their heads and they knew of the perfect place. Reservations were made and mom/dad (AKA the chauffers for the night) then bundled the two up for their romantic dinner.
Yep, that’s right. They went to Hooters on Tara Boulevard. The night started off with some shots in the picture to the left. After a few shots, Benedict and Rockelle loosed up a bit and started talking about their feelings for each other. In the picture to the right, you can tell that there was a magnetic pull to each other. Perhaps love was starting to erupt?
. They did a few shots to loosen up – you know liquid courage. Hooters is a great place that plays a variety of different music. Once they were loosed up, they were rocking to the music. Benedict asked Rockelle to dance. They did the electric rock slide and the pebble shuffle… you know instead of the two step or twerking.
After the shots and all of that dancing, they thought they might need to get something on their stomachs. You know drinking without eating makes one light headed and who knows what would roll around then? They started with some buffalo shrimp. Who needs utensils? It is finger food so they both dived into the plate. Benedict was such a gentleman and actually wiped some sauce off of Rockelle’s face. Of course the proper way would have been by using a napkin instead of using his tongue. But she seemed to like it.
Both liked fish so they decided to order the big fried fish sandwich. It was enough to share. And there is a reason that it’s called the big fish sandwich. Do you see how big that fish is? This was certainly one that didn’t get away and was a keeper. Benedict started on one side and Rockelle started on the other side. They met in the middle. And the little round things are tater tots. It’s often been said that Benedict looks like a potato so it isn’t a shocker that he absolutely loved the tots.
And Hooters, they are known for their wings. Yeah, that’s right. They’re known for their delicious wings. They got some of those to try as well. What’s a great night out if you don’t have lots of food. And they were there for several hours getting to know each other. The wings were fried, breaded and medium – mmmm – Rockelle loved them.
And, of course there is one more thing you have to do when you are at Hooters. I’m not sure if you are familiar with this restaurant. The staff is wonderful, gracious and very out going. They were wonderful to Benedict and Rockelle on their special date night. And since this was their first time at the restaurant, they wanted to give them a memory in a picture. So, they all decided to have their picture taken with the special couple.
Notice the two in the picture. And the girls were gorgeous. But after the photograph, Benedict assured Rockelle that she was the beauty and he only had eyes for her. aaww – way to go Benedict!
After they left Hooters, they didn’t want the date to end. They decided they needed something sweet. And again, Benedict came through. While they were in the back seat, mom/dad overheard Benedict tell Rockelle there was nothing they could get that would be sweeter than her. I think by this point they were holding hands as well.
They decided they wanted ice cream so mom/dad (AKA Chauffers) took them to Baskin Robins where they enjoyed a scoop of snickers ice cream. By this time, they wanted to sit at a separate table from mom/dad so they could talk by themselves. Mom and dad heard a lot of giggles so it seems they were getting along great.
Date night must have went really well because the next morning, Benedict and Rockelle were seen in the kitchen sharing a heart shaped doughnut. This special date night might be the start of something fabulous – maybe even a great relationship like Bogey and McCall. One never knows.
So friends, pat yourselves on the backs for a wonderful twosome.
I would like extend a special thank you to Mike Fiely the manager at Hooters and his wonderful staff located at 6785 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro. Ya’ll really helped this little piggy out in making this special date night one to remember for my pet rocks. I would say, “You Rock!”
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