NATIONWIDE HAUNTED

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Built in 1998, Nationwide Arena in Columbus is said to be haunted by some restless spirits.

Erected on the former grounds of the Ohio State Penitentiary, the arena has a pretty bloated file folder of reported paranormal activity. Before the prison was torn down, it was vacant for twenty years and even then it was claimed that one could hear ominous pacing on death row as well as see the images of former inmates hanging in their cells.

Now, it is said that in the parking garage of the arena there still lingers the sounds of flickering fires, the screams of burning men, and the acrid smell of the inferno that engulfed an area of the old prison long ago, killing 300 inmates.

The fire was one of the worst prison fires in US history, so when you add that to the state of unrest that already exists among the criminally minded while they are cooped up in tiny cells, the ingredients for supernatural residue are quite potent.

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THE TRANSPARENT CHILDREN

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When the bells ring, the children come running from the broken doors in the abandoned row houses along these deserted streets.

Secretly they all wish for something grander than this concrete meadow.

No flowers, no grass–only tufts of weeds popping up sporadically through the time-worn cracks of the pavement.

This land is like a flattened graveyard, and the children often write their names on the ground as if marking their eternity. They just forget to etch in the epitaphs. Maybe, every now and then, one of the older kids might stand up and recite a eulogy, not knowing of what he speaks.

Even as the sun hangs high and bright, the shadows engulf the sky with mighty palms, blotting out as much light as possible.

But, the kids are not deterred. They keep on playing, and talking, and walking, and praying, unaware that they are ghosts.

A child’s spirit is a wondrous thing, even in the face of a silent forever.

 

THE BLACK ARTS by RICHARD CAVENDISH

A very informative collection of brief histories and ideologies based upon different aspects of Occult practices, this book serves as a good guide for beginning Left-Hand enthusiasts. A lot of the categories discussed are concisely summarized with specific lore, practices, and histories contained therein. For someone just getting into Occult philosophy, it can serve as a nudge in the direction of what topics may interest you most.

 On the downside, though, I found the book in parts to be somewhat monotonous and repetitive. There was also less objectivity from the author than I like, as he often times inserted demeaning words on ideas he didn’t particularly buy into, a fad that a lot of Left-Hand Path veterans sadly seem to partake in, which I find funny because the path is supposed to be about finding knowledge on your own and opened-mindedness, yet we have a crowd of people who theorize about a belief system which carries a ton of theories and very little proof. The arrogance makes one shake their head, especially when it comes from the author of a book speckled with a lot of improper grammar and missing words. It’s a bad example to set for someone about to embark on an alleged path to knowledge and enlightenment.

 I did enjoy the read, though, and it opened my eyes to the possibilities of astrology and the influence of cosmic energy, which was a practice I used to scoff at; and though I am not a full supporter of the practice as a whole, I do believe there is a lot to be learned from it and it’s not quite the hoax people believe it to be. I also found some of the information about the Black Mass and Devil Worship fascinating, too. There is definitely a lot to consider when you take into perspective the amount of fear-mongering religious fanatics used to utilize in order to stamp out ideas that were different from theirs, and then compare those legends to the mindsets we have today. The writing on the wall is almost too bold to ignore, yet people do, in my opinion.

 If you’re looking for a Grimoire of spells, you won’t find it here. But, if you’re looking for a short account of different aspects of the black Occult practices, and a fair reference guide for some of the better known authors and practitioners, this book is a good place to begin your journey on the Left-Hand Path.

 3.50 out of 5.

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OLD STONE JAIL

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This is Bullitt County’s Old Stone Jail located in Shepherdsville, Ky. It was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. My wife and I did an investigation there and got some responses during our Spirit Box Sessions. We also caught some interesting pictures. If you want to see it, check us out on Facebook at Jacob & Jenny Floyd Paranormal Investigators. You can also follow us on Twitter @jacobandjenny1.

MAGICIAN SPEAKS!

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This is an extension of the Cave Hill visit on 12/22/2015. This session was conducted at the grave of former Frito Lay magician, and mentor to Lance Burton, Harry Leon Collins. We had been there once before with two other people who enjoy the paranormal expeditions and had received some clear responses. While reviewing the Cave Hill videos, we found that this one has a couple of unsettling moments.

At 2:50, Jenny steps up to the statue and says, “What happened to all your stuff?” This is referring to the cards and pennies that were there during our previous visit. A voice comes back through saying what we believe sounds like, “That’s too close.”

At 3:53, Jenny asks, “Anyone want to speak with me?” What sounds like the same voice possibly responds with, “I already have.”

Then, despite having been fully charged, the camera begins to lose battery power; and, just before we end the session, there is a disruption in the sweep as you can hear it inexplicably slows down. An interesting thing to mention is that during our first session there, Jenny tried to reverse the sweep and the sweep stopped and a loud, deep hum was roaring out from the radio. I wish we would have had the video camera, then.

Anyway, we will be posting the other Cave Hill videos, but we felt we had to post this one right away.