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.

Folklore

Folklore: El Silbon

Today marks the start of a new series!

Did you know that a lot of the best-loved horror stories originate from myths, with that in mind I thought it might be a worthwhile exercise to have a look at the original, the myth and see how some of the horror stories we know and love have been changed. Also, I want to look at myths which, to my knowledge anyway, haven’t yet been adapted for a modern audience.

Today’s myth is that of El Silbon, which translates into English as The Whistler.

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