In many prisons, the condemned are offered one final, 'special' meal. Much of the time the prisoner is able to choose, with quite lenient restrictions. What did these condemned choose as their special meal before execution, and what were their final words?
Annabelle is not your run-of-the-mill haunted doll, but rather a tool for a much a darker purpose.
Dark entities can be quite cunning and manipulative in getting what they want, and in the case of Annabelle, two nursing students came very close to losing a friend...
Ada Emma Deane was quickly launched into the spotlight, when her Armistice Day spirit photos grabbed the headlines. She conjured up the faces of the dead, in the photographs she took.
However, she was soon in the firing line, as accusations of fraud and charlatanism were levelled at her.
In 1852 the Adelaide Lunatic Asylum opened its doors. Built on land overlooking the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the asylum served its intended purpose for fifty years, before patients were moved to the new Parkside Lunatic Asylum. Do any of the past patients still call the location home?
When Machattie Park officially opened in 1890, it was celebrated, as it symbolised the closing of one of Bathurst's more unsightly pieces of history. Still, a part of that dark history remains, as piercing shrieks are heard, ringing out in the night. It seems the past continues to echo, even to this day.
St Helena Island, located in Moreton Bay, Queensland, received its name when a prisoner, by the name of Napoleon, was exiled there in 1826.
However, this is not the island, nor the Napolean, that you might think; rather, the little known story of one of Australia's more fascinating gaol ruins.
How far would you go to preserve the memory of the one you love?
Would you steal their body from the grave, hold the bones together with wire and coathangers, cover the rotting skin with silk and plaster, replace the eyes with glass and sleep beside them at night for seven years?
Carl Tanzler did...
Meet Robert the doll. There is no denying his creepiness as he sits in his custom built chair, cradling his stuffed companion and peering at you with his button eyes. But it gets even creepier when you read the story of, what some say is, the world's most haunted doll.
Peet is one of the lead investigators of APPI, a Sydney based paranormal unit who run tours and investigations for the general public. During an investigation of an old convict hospital, Peet, who thought she was numb to truly frightening experiences, had a wake-up call… one she will never forget.
In England, 1985, a series of bizarre fires broke out, destroying many homes and businesses. The link between the fires was a collection of paintings, known as ‘Crying Boys’. Out of the devastation of each fire, only the paintings would survive, and soon, they would be labelled as ‘cursed’.
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