Posts Tagged ‘end of the world’

Yes there is such a place, Helltown (not actually called that in reality) is in the Boston Township, Summit County in Ohio. It’s got a vast legend of activity that I will try and go over in this post. Always good to know that there’s a nice cheery name to visit if you are in the area right? Do not get this place confused with Helltown, Richland County.

Boston Village was founded in 1806 and seemingly was quite a prosperous place until the 70’s. A bill was signed to allow the National Park to be made there and they brought several houses with an aim to demolish them, the houses were boarded up for a fair time before being demolished and of course the rumours started.

It was said that the houses were boarded up to conceal a chemical spill, tourists who were unaware of the of the purchase would see nothing but a ghost town. There are still some homes left standing but there were some destroyed in 2008. It is possible that the rumours for the chemical spill came about from a hiker that got ill in 1985, they got ill after touching some rusted drums at nearby Krejci Dump that was abandoned too.

Stanford Road – another road nicknamed ‘The Highway to Hell’, features in the town’s legends. It’s said that a steep hill and sharp drop off on the road lead to a barricade, this is known as The End of the World.

The Boston Cemetery is another local spot for a good old fashioned rumour or two. It is said to be haunted and there have been sightings of a ghostly man, a moving tree and grave robbers! (I’d love to hear more about that last bit if anyone has information.) The locals have had floodlights installed and they do tend to keep a good eye on the place, from all accounts it’s just a cemetery and doesn’t even have rest benches.

Another one is that there was an old school bus abandoned at the Stanford Road near the drop off, it is supposedly another haunted spot but the bus has since been removed. At night there was supposed to be a ghostly figure in the school bus smoking a cigarette. Okay so one of the other tales from this appears to be that the last trip on the bus was made with the kids and some crazy killer who butchered them. More mundanely (Ghosts of Ohio source) it seems that it was just a bus that was outside someone’s house that they lived in until the house was done up. The bus was towed away once it was done.

Suffice to say there’s also rumours of Satanists which were involved with animal sacrifice at a Presbyterian Church – Mother of Sorrows, decorative fascia boards on the church had upside-down crosses carved into them – this is more to do with it as an art feature of gothic revival than actually being satan worship. Again the boards were removed sometime around the 2000’s, and it’s said that there were reports of black hooded figures trying to stop people going through the village at night, blocking their cars in the road. More recently there has said to have been an escaped mental patient roaming the woods looking for victims, seems to be there’s plenty of scope for some new dodgy films!

Mutants? So with the rumours of the chemical spill there is a wonderful rumour of a large mutant python! There has never been a chemical plant in the area, and this particular myth seems to date back to the 1940’s. Not too sure that there is anything more to this one.

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So this is the year we get to be convinced the world is ending, of course I wonder why we don’t just accept that if you read into many things you can work out every years the year it will end. Anyways all the quips and wits aside there is always something interesting to watch and read about these things.

Previously I posted the Horseman in Egypt video, yes it still fascinates me but alongside this some of you passing by will likely know I love Ghosttheory. They have reported the information about the noises heard around the globe, strange groans in the sky and other curios. I find myself watching videos and wondering if perhaps the world is crying out or if we just become more aware of the amazing things that do happen here on Earth.

So the prediction is 21st December 2012 this will be the last day of the world as we know it, does that mean apocalypse, spiritual awakening? A major shift in climate bringing a new ice-age? Or my cat learns to talk for real…

I found a site that many may well have come across – http://www.december2012endofworld.com/

I can’t say I really want to waste my year worrying about the end of the world but I will carry on watching things about it.

Now of course if you would like to freak yourself out, possibly depress yourself I don’t know, try Threads. Basically an 80’s docu-film that scared the living Bejebus out of us kids…