Real World Horror

Real World Horror: Myrtles Plantation Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Today I am writing to talk about a mirror. This mirror is claimed to contain the spirits of a woman and her children.

The mirror is in Myrtles Bed and Breakfast Plantation, which is claimed to be one of the most haunted homes in America. The plantation was built in 1796, on an apparent native burial ground (is that where that cliché comes from?) and has been the scene for at least ten murders.

The mirror in question was added in the 1980’s and guests have reported seeing figures of Sara Woodruff and her children in the mirror. There have also been children’s handprints on the glass (kids touch mirrors, it’s kind of what they do). Sara Woodruff and her children were poisoned and after their death custom was ignored and the mirrors were not covered during the funeral thus the souls of the dearly departed were trapped inside the mirror.

Real World Horror

Real World Horror: Haunted Chairs

I love horror, but I am generally sceptical.

Today I am writing to you to discuss some haunted/cursed chairs.

These chairs can be found in Newport in Rhode Island in America. This is one of the oldest towns in America, which I suppose could have given it a greater opportunity to collect stories, objects, ghosts and ghouls.

These chairs can be found in Belcourt Castle, which was built in the 1890’s. The castle has a history of containing haunted objects and general supernatural shenaniganry. But some of the most well known are the chairs. There are two chairs in particular which claim to have either a curse or a spirit attached to them. When people sit on these chairs they claim to have suffered from a very unpleasant nauseous feeling, along with feeling cold and generally uncomfortable. Some have described feelings akin to static electricity on their skin, particularly their hands, when they sit in the chairs.  Some people claim that sitting in the chairs felt similar to sitting in someone else’s lap and lastly several visitors have been forcibly ejected from the chairs by an invisible force.

What do you think? Do you think the chairs are really haunted? Or do you think this is some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy where you expect to feel unwell and unwelcome in these chairs so you do? What about those forcefully ejected? Is it a prank or is it real?