; Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal

Monday, June 29, 2015

Daily 2 Cents: Humanoids in the Cemetery -- Black Hounds Still Roam England -- Ghost Hunters Find Body in Abandoned Hospital

Humanoids in the Cemetery

Reynoldsburg, Ohio - 6/26/1996: My girlfriend at the time, my cousin and I all decided to get some beer and hang out at the Cemetery my girlfriend's parents owned and still own "Glen Rest Cemetery" in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. We were hanging out on the bridge at the pond in the middle of the cemetery. The bridge is made of stone and my girlfriend was laying on the stone ledge, the ledge is big enough to lay on comfortably without falling. We were all looking up at the sky talking when we saw an orb fly across the sky. The orb was mostly red and orange in color but had yellow, blue, and green colors as well. It was silent as it was falling and seemed to land just over the trees about 500 yards away. My cousin and I became very excited and jumped up and started walking in the direction we thought it might have landed. I told my cousin to wait and I turned around to get my girlfriend to come with us. I grabbed her by the hand and helped her up. I turned towards my cousin to lead her in his direction when she started saying "oh my god", "oh my god", I turned to look at her and it was like her whole body gave out and she fell to the ground and pointed in the opposite direction of where we thought the orb landed. I looked where she was pointing and saw a man walk out of the darkness. He looked like a human but I couldn't see any details of his face. He was dressed in black dress pants, and a long sleeve white shirt. Then two men dressed the same stepped out of the darkness behind him. They were coming out of the darkness in a " V " like geese would fly. Then two more men behind them.

My girlfriend was crying saying "run", "run". I said "oh my god" and yelled my cousin's name. He came running towards me and my girlfriend. I think he started walking toward where we thought the orb landed until I yelled his name. I pointed at the entities and it was like we were all froze. Then my girlfriend started to run towards her house located at the front of the cemetery. I turned and ran with her. My cousin seemed to have stood there, and I remember thinking "what is he doing?" "What is going to happen to him?" About a third of the way running to her house her foot sunk in the mud and she fell. I turned and picked her up and kept running with her in my arms. I remember thinking "how am I running holding her for so long" but at the same time I don't remember running at all. Then we were in her drive way. My cousin was there. We all jumped into his truck and drove off. The next thing I remember, it was daylight.

I have seen this same sort of orb one other time in my life when I was a child sitting out on the porch with my fathers good friend and neighbor, but never witnessed these "people" like in this account. - MUFON CMS


Black Hounds of England Still Roam

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' that featured Detective Sherlock Holmes was spun from the legend of mythical huge dogs

Sightings of the Black Hound have been reported all over England since the early 1500’s up until the present day. The Black Hound is often described as an abnormally large jet black dog the size of a cow or a bear, with large claws, fangs, matted or shaggy fur and glowing red eyes.

Many believe the Black Hound to be a beast, however as folklore goes the Black Hound is believed to be a phantom or ghost dog. The Black Hound is mostly a nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the Devil. Most common sightings of the Black Hound are at points that act like boundaries such as gates, fences, hedges, bridges, roads, paths and many sightings at graveyards and burial grounds.

Folklore claims that the Black Hounds travel leylines, these are essentially paths that the spirits are said to travel. In old folklore the leylines are said to connect graveyards and lead to the spirit world. The Black Hound is seen as an omen of death.

There are lots of stories about Black Hounds terrorising villages and attacking travellers, not many of which report sounds from the beast that are out of the ordinary, however some have reported a terrifying howl and even that the hound was maniacally laughing.

Accounts of the Black Hounds attacking aren’t uncommon. Suffolk, UK 1577, one Sunday it is claimed a Black Hound made its way into a church, two men who were touched by the beast fell down dead and a third man seemed to have died from severe burns.

Another account tells also of a Black Hound entering a town hall and physically killing two men before escaping.

Even now there are common sightings of the Black Hound. In 2003 a teenager reported seeing a Black Hound when on his way home around midnight, apparently the hound was seen lurking around the bottom of a tree next to a hedge (boundary) and was described as a large Black Hound with matted fur just a little smaller than a cow.

Other phantom dogs are more benevolent and stories exist of people being helped from tight spots. For example Augustus Hare in his book 'In My Solitary Life' recounts a common tale he heard about a man called Johnnie Greenwood, of Swancliffe. Johnnie had to ride through a wood in darkness for a mile to get to where he was going. At the entrance of the wood he was joined by a black dog, it pattered beside him until he emerged from the trees, whereupon it disappeared as quickly as it had arrived.

On his return journey through the wood, the dog joined him again on the dark woodland path, and disappeared mysteriously when he emerged. Apparently, some years later, two prisoners condemned to death confessed that they had decided to rob and murder Johnny that night in the wood, but the presence of the large black dog had stopped them.

Black dogs are also seen as guardians of treasure, especially in Scotland. A black dog was said to guard treasure buried under a standing stone near Murthley in Perthshire, here we have an account of a black dog at an ancient site and as a guardian of treasure.

In summery it seems that the phenomena of phantom dogs is a complex mix of folklore, sightings, and local superstition, which has roots reaching far into the past. There are probably a myriad of different explanations for modern sightings, and a phantom black dog is a powerful archetype, incorporated into modern stories such as the 'Hound of the Baskervilles' by Arthur Conan Doyle. We hope to delve into the mystery further in the future, including some of the many folk tales associated with them.

REPORTS: Sightings of the Black Hound, Black Shuck or Devil Dog

Large Hound
Location: A684 (Yorkshire) - Between Northallerton and Leeming Bar
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Summer 2001, between 20:00h - 22:00h
Further Comments: A large black dog ran in front of two women travelling to Leeming Bar by car. The driver closed her eyes and braked hard, expecting to hit the creature. The passenger watched the hound pass through the bonnet, and noticed the creature had no facial features, floppy ears, and was shadow-like. A man that the women spoke to once they reached their destination later killed himself - was the hound a portent?

Red Eyed Dog
Location: Ailsworth (Northamptonshire) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This huge hound possesses eyes that burn as bright as the sun, making the creature easy to spot if he tries to sneak up on you.

Running Hound
Location: Alfriston (Sussex) - Between the Downs and Town Fields
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Full Moon (reoccurring)
Further Comments: A large black dog is said to run from the Downs to Town Fields - here it stares over a flint wall before retreating the way it came.

White Dog
Location: Alfriston (Sussex) - The White Way, road leading from the town towards Seaford
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This creature is reportedly the dog of a young man murdered while out walking during the 1700s - because the pitiful hound sat by the victim's shallow grave, the criminals killed it also. The haunting is said to have ceased after the bodies of dog and owner were discovered when the road was widened.

Long Necked Dog
Location: Algarkirk (Lincolnshire) - Area around the village church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Twentieth century?
Further Comments: This black dog was described by a witness as being tall and lean, with a long neck and a protruding muzzle. The hound is not regarded here as an ill omen.

Dog in Trees
Location: Algarkirk (Lincolnshire) - Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black hound was seen between three trees that grow close to the religious house.

Location: Allington (Wiltshire) - Area between village and All Cannings
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Early twentieth century
Further Comments: The story of the black dog was used to frighten children in this area. One man may have been chased by the creature (though it was dark and stated it might have been a pony), while another couple who spotted the hound said it stood almost as tall as their pony.

Grey Greyhound
Location: Alphamstone (Essex) - Sycamore Farm
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: One night during the late '40s.
Further Comments: After seeing a creature in his chicken coop, a farmer fired a shotgun at the creature - it ran through the wire netting and escaped. Examining the scene in the morning, the farmer could find no holes in the netting or footprints of the dog.

Black Dog
Location: Alveston (Warwickshire) - Exact location not known
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Late Nineteenth Century
Further Comments: Charles Walton (the same man who was murdered in Lower Quinton (see Quinton database entry for further information)) claimed to have seen a phantom black dog for several successive nights when he was younger - on the last night, instead of the dog, he saw a ghostly headless woman. He soon heard that his sister had died at roughly the same time as the last sighting.

Location: Amlwch (Wales) - Stone circle between village & St Ellian Church
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom hound is said to haunt this prehistoric site.

Location: Appletreewick (Yorkshire) - Trollers Gill (or Ghyll)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Possessing glowing red eyes and a yellow tint to its fur, the dog-like barguest is a harbinger of doom.

Shaggy Dog
Location: Ascot (Berkshire) - Old Huntsman's House
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It has been reported that this house is haunted by a sheepdog-looking entity, which has also been heard barking. A man in a red coat was also said once to haunt the site.

Black Dog
Location: Ayr (Ayrshire) - Wooded areas
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Mistakenly blamed for killing a child, it was later discovered that the dog had tried to defend the infant from a wolf (a la Gelert). However, this hound was less forgiving for its former master's murderous action and now runs around the dense woodland.

Webbed Footed Hound
Location: Baildon (Yorkshire) - Slaughter Lane
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A large dog with eyes the size of saucers once haunted this area.

Monkey-faced Shuck
Location: Balsham (Cambridgeshire) - Wratting Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: For reasons unknown, the shuck which has been observed in this area is believed to have a bald head and wide eyes, similar to that of a monkey, while the body is that of a large black shaggy dog. It leaps out in front of cars travelling along this road, only to dart out of the way at the last possible second, either on all four legs or standing upright.

Black Collie
Location: Barberbooth (Derbyshire) - General area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This phantom dog stands as tall as a very large collie, and is said to belong to the fairies.

Rough Coated Dog with Large Yellow Eyes
Location: Barham (Suffolk) - Along the main Norwich Road, Barham Church Lane, just past Barham Hall gates.
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1910s?
Further Comments: The dog harassed a couple of men walking back from work - one of them reported trying to hit the creature with a stick, but the piece of wood passed straight through the dog's body. Another version of the story states the dog disappears into a solid wall.

Shuck Haunt
Location: Barnby (Suffolk) - Bridge over Hundred Stream
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Legend states the stream to be the haunt of a Shuck, though no further information could be found.

Chained Hound
Location: Batcombe (Somerset) - Gold Hill
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Buried in nearby woodland by an owner, this phantom hound is now reputed to roam the area, a large chain around its neck.

White Dog
Location: Beccles (Suffolk) - Cemetery
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: 1974
Further Comments: A woman passing through the cemetery watched a large white dog as it faded away in front of her.

Red Eyed Hound
Location: Beckingham (Nottinghamshire) - Old Trent Road
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This large black dog with glowing eyes is said to have driven a local farmer mad after the man tried to block the creature's path. The farmer was also left almost completely paralysed. The hound is said to walk from the churchyard to nearby marshland before fading from view.

Location: Beetham (Cumbria) - General area near the river Bela
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Also known as a Cappel, this spirit is said to be able to transform into any four legged creature, though it prefers the form of a dog. A local vicar is said to have banished it into the river Bela.

Headless Hound
Location: Beetham (Cumbria) - Between village and Milnthrope, and surrounding countryside
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: It is said that if this large creature follows you, death is not far behind.

Black Dog
Location: Belchalwell (Dorset) - Unnamed gate in the area (still standing?)
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A particular gate in the area was said to be home to a black dog once the sun went down.

Glowing Mouthed Hounds
Location: Birstall (Leicestershire) - General Area
Type: Shuck
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The locals here say their devil dogs, known as Shag Dogs, have a glow that emanates from the inside of their mouths.


Ghost Hunters Find Body in Abandoned Hospital

Vicksburg police have recovered a body at the old Kuhn Memorial State Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

“We found a white female that appears to be in her late 60s with trauma to the head and the body has been sent to Jackson to be processed,” Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong said Sunday night.

The body was discovered around 7 p.m. by a group of ghost hunters.

“There was some people over at the hospital ghost hunting and they stumbled upon the body, and they took off and reported it to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office,” Armstrong said.

The sheriff’s office discovered the body and VPD began to process the scene.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey confirmed the cause of death as homicide, but declined to release the woman’s name.

Vicksburg police earlier Sunday were searching for a 69-year-old Vicksburg woman missing from her house on Drummond Street.

The house showed signs of a disturbance and police began investigating.

Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said the investigation into the woman’s disappearance began when dispatchers received a call from Leland Police Department in Washington County after officers there found the woman’s car abandoned on a roadside.

Leland Police Chief Billy Barber said two men were arrested during a traffic stop Sunday morning, when they were found with a stolen weapon and in a stolen vehicle.

One of the men arrested was cooperating with police to lead them to an area in Sharkey County where he said the men had dropped the lady off.

“The gentleman that we had with us that had been arrested in Leland was to show us where he had let the lady out of the vehicle, but that never panned out,” Armstrong said. “We ended up canvassing several turn roads up there in hopes to find her, but we didn’t.” We don’t believe that he was being truthful, we believe he was lying the whole time and only came back to Vicksburg when we heard that a body had been found.”

The body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for processing and identification.

“We’re in the process of trying to identify her and perhaps that will happen tomorrow,” Armstrong said Sunday night.

“We can not say that the body found at the hospital is her, but this body happens to be that of a white female that matches the description of the woman missing on Drummond Street,” Armstrong said.

“I have let it be known to the family that a body had been located and it happened to be that of a white female around the same age of the missing woman,” he said. - Vickburg Post


Exorcism: 'I had a nest of insects inside my body, I wanted to die'

A Catholic priest stands over the forlorn figure of a young Nigerian girl, murmuring prayers and sprinkling holy water as she sobs.
Favour*, a 19-year-old, is constantly scratching, her skin is red raw in places. She believes there is a nest of insects living inside her body- and that they will kill her.

The priest is attempting to break a powerful voodoo spell that binds her to her 'madam' in Trieste, near the border with Slovenia, for the next five to eight years.

Favour, one of thousands of Nigerian women trafficked to Europe to become sex slaves every year, has been told she owes her female pimp €80,000 for her journey. This will take around 4,000 clients each paying as little as €10 or €20 to pay off.

Although the chains tying her to her madam are only psychological, they are extremely powerful.

In their desperation to break the hold over the girls, many of which are sent on the migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean, the Italians have even resorted to get Catholic priests to perform exorcisms on them.

There are estimated to be 25,000 Nigerian girls working as prostitutes in Italy and the numbers arriving rose 300 per cent in 2014, experts say.

Back in Nigeria a witchdoctor had performed a powerful voodoo spell to bring luck for the girl’s journey, she told Italian aid workers.

After leaving her village in the Edo State, with the promise of a job as a hairdresser in Italy, she was taken to a shrine in Benin City.

There, in a terrifying ritual she was made to undress – they cut her pubic hair and toenails and made her swear over the blood of a chicken that she would never betray her benefactor.

Like many others for whom the promised job as a hairdresser did not materialise. Favour believes nevertheless that she has to pay off the debt or face terrible repercussions. Read more at 'I had a nest of insects inside my body, I wanted to die': Revealed, how Italian priests are conducting EXORCISMS to break 'voodoo spells' put on terrified Nigerian migrant girls by traffickers who force them to work as prostitutes



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