Posts Tagged ‘demon’

Jacksonville, Florida, is home to an odd brown, brick school infamously known as the ‘Devil’s School’. It’s original and official name is/was Duval Country’s public school No 4. The hauntings allegedly began when a furnace exploded back in the 1960’s, it killed half the students, some faculty members and the janitor.

It was said it’s victims were very active in their haunts, teachers refused to work there and it was forced to shut for a brief time. A priest was called in to exorcise demonic presences but that wasn’t enough, and it seems to have secured it’s grizzly place in history.

The principal was a cannibal, if students fell asleep in class they were sent to him and never seen again.  He had a closet in the office he had converted into meat lockers.

Let’s not forget the janitor, a janitor supposedly went on a rampage and slaughtered a number of children.

In reality what can be found out is that it has had more than one name, it was a vacant building that could be used by local transients and kids would hold “initiation” rights there for their various clubs.

A fire did occur, in 1995, most likely due to it’s homeless visitors and not due to anything paranormal. There seem to be no documents to support the deaths, or strange occurrences, just a lost of hearsay. It’s been marked for destruction as part of a local development plan. I put this one down as a series of local tales and urban legends.

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In Stratford, Connecticut, the site of the mansion was formerly used to burn a lady named Goody Bassett at the stake for witchcraft. After the house was built it seems the “magic” lives on, if you are to stare in a mirror in the house long enough her face will stare back and you will get a needle prick on your arm for being so indignant as to stare.

Reverend Phelps and his family owned the house and returning from Sunday Service March 14th 1850 they found the interior in a shambles. The expensive furniture, china and their food had all been strewn around downstairs. They thought at first they had been burgled but after walking into the dining room he declared demon spirits had found their way into the home.

Entry on Damned CT

The area is located in a forest near the Harper’s Crossroads, Bennett, North Carolina. It has been subject to various legends and lore, perhaps really more lots of old urban legends passed down but it now said that the Devil haunts/possesses a barren circle of land within which nothing is said to grow. It is a circle in these woods, around 40ft diameter and the only grass that grows there is a wild wire type.

The local stories include objects left inside the ring overnight that have disappeared, dogs yipping and howling whilst refusing to go near it. Some that have tried to stay  overnight have reported that it has strange vibes and it’s said that this is the area where the devil can raise himself from the fiery pits of hell and bring evil into the world. Local legend has it that in the dark of the night he sometimes walks around, tramping the circle bare as he plots and plans. Come the morning he then turns into a crow or other animal and sets off on a mission to carry out the plans he came up with the night before.

In an attempt to disprove various theories the North Caroline Department of Agriculture took a sample of soil, they determined that the area is sterile. This has however really not done anything to assist the legends.

Locals (old and young) are quite happy to tell people that they have left objects inside the circle and came back the next evening to find them laying around just outside. As of 1949 in a report there had been nothing about anyone managing to stay in the area for a whole night, however I am sure someone will be able to correct me by now. If so and if it’s you let me know!

The Dover Demon is a cryptid that comes from the Massachusett’s area, USA. It was first reported April 21st 1977. He has attracted enough interest worldwide to have figurines of him made in Japan.

The Dover Demon was first sighted by three 17 year old boys driving through the area, the cars headlights caught it as they passed near a bar. Bill Bartlett was the driver that reported the sighting saying that at first he thought it was a dog or cat. On closer inspection they found it was a rather unearthly-looking thing crawling along a stone wall, Farm Street.

He watched it long enough to get a desciption, which is that it had a disproportionately large head with illuminated orange eyes. It has long thin arms and slender fingers. It was hairless with a rough skin and had no eyes, ears or mouth that he could see. Other witnesses say the creature has green eyes, chalky grey skin and that it makes a blood curdling screech, however the sexless, featureless descriptions are a match.

It was then seen an hour later by two more teenagers who were walking home. Both of them said it was bipedal, this also matched the same description from two people the next day who said the same information as Bartlett however he reported the eyes as green not orange. All witnesses have remained steadfast with their description and they all drew sketches. Bartlett’s included a note to say he also would swear on a stack of Bibles that’s what he saw.

So… how does he fit in with theories? Let’s jump straight to alien, a possible human/alien hybrid that escaped from a secret compound? How about a being from another dimension?

A curiously mundane (and perhaps more sensible) suggestion comes from zoological sources who say it might be a newborn moose. Some of the descriptives are very similar but a moose has hooves not fingers. Also it was disputed saying that at the time the offspring would be larger and no records for them exist in eastern Mass- for 1977.

So the conlusion is that there is so far nothing evidence wise to prove or disprove the Devon Demon. The description is also similar to that of the Mannegishi creature native to Cree Indians in Canada. It could also be similar to some aquatic beings, like a merbeing type. A similar description also comes up in the Carribean legends of the Backoo.

Unfortunately there was also a greater deal of skepticism due to the age of the people involved. Some skeptics like to cite that this is nothing more than teenage pranking, but before the reportings had been put together after the fact there is nothing to suggest the teenagers had even met. Another one for the unsolved case but intriguing none the less.

A funny comedy vid about it

It’s said the area of Saw Mill Road, Downington, PA, once had red iron gates leading to a long abandoned mansion. The place was the scene of a gun-murder when a father killed his family. The house then lay empty, left as it had been and the bodies were buried on the ground.  This area had left the locals with stories of Satanic worship, mafia in the mansion and other suchlike tales.

A trip to the place now leaves people with chain-link fences. There are no gates to be found, there are some stone ruins of various dwellings and plenty of trespass signs.

There are of course tales of lights from the abandoned building and very real dogs chasing people off, not hell hounds! Of course if anyone had passed through the gates of hell they have never come back to talk about it.

Not far away there are Twin Tunnels, Creek Road with their own story. Two Tunnels are corrected by a little open space and a wire connecting them.

Stories say that a man hung himself on the connecting wires, at the entrance to the tunnel towards Boot road, there is a spray painting of a suitcase with an arm sticking out and pointing down. The writing on the wall says “help me” and it was apparently pointing at a suitcase on the ground with a female’s body parts on it. They say she was killed by a motorcycle gang from the area in the early nineties.

Another tale says a woman became pregnant out of wedlock and after giving birth she hung herself with her baby in her arms. Rumours say that if you turn off your car, wait a while and turn it on again you will see the handprints of a baby on the windshield.

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