Southern Ghost: 8 (A Death on Demand Mysteries)
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In her article " Pretty & Practical: The History of 'Haint Blue' Porch Ceilings," Taryn Williford advises that powder blue on the porch is a beautiful color choice for aesthetic as well as superstitious reasons, and reminds us that blue porches are popular up-and-down the east coast. The 1941 movie King of the Zombies contains several mentions of the word “haints.” It’s not a great movie, nor is it really about ghosts, but it was interesting to hear the words “haints” and “hainted” used in the dialogue.
Although the hotel boasts luxury and quality hospitality, guests might also experience activity of the paranormal kind during their stay. Gate to Savannah's haunted Bonaventure Cemetery. Fine art photograph by Keith Dotson. Buy a print here. Dean confronts the Witch, " An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch: The Wonder of the 19th Century, and Unexplained Phenomenon of the Christian Era" (1894) by M. V. Ingram, Library Collection.Over the years, a rich history has been played out within the walls of the beautiful Nomadic Berkeley Castle.
I’ve said HAINT all my life and never even thought about if it was a real word or not. I said to a friend today that I looked like a “HAINT!” She called in her husband whose mother always talked about HAINTS. They had looked it up and discovered it was indeed a real word. I’ve been reading these articles and laughing a lot at us southerners. My Mama was from Southeastern NC and my Daddy from Boone NC. It’s fun to know the word would be used in both areas. It’s not as bad as BLOODY BONES and RAWHEAD that my Daddy would threaten to call up from the woods “IF Y’ALL DONT GO TO SLEEP!”
Our visiting paranormal event team bookings are managed by Nothe Fort’s resident paranormal advisor David Goulden of The Dorset Paranormal Research Team, who has worked with and conducted local research in Dorset for almost 20 years.
Newark Park is nestled in an unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire countryside. Most famous for its impressive views, the Tudor Lodge and its scenic surrounding gardens also have a set of spooky tales to tell. The priory housing Anglo-Catholic nuns and the nearby Old Rectory have reputations for being haunted. Spine chilling screams and the sounds of monks singing is often heard in the night. Gloucester’s former prison has a long history of death, executions and burials, and the cells have held some of the country’s most notorious criminals.
It has been claimed that the Inn is haunted by the ghosts of ex-landlord Bill Claver’s wife and child. Guests have heard strange noises in the hotel, and on occasion there have been sightings of two ghostly apparitions.