Posted: 20 Feb 2021 09:16 AM PST
2 older bizarre encounters posted on social media, including an Asian vampire in Colorado and then a floating ‘box-head’ humanoid in Sweden.
“I once had a strange encounter with a woman who claimed to be a Vampire. At first I thought she was on drugs but then she did something that made me wonder if she was telling the truth. I was 16, a friend and I were walking through our local park at night (in Colorado) when we saw this Asian woman wearing what looked like traditional Chinese dress dancing alone in the grass. She then started running towards us (scared the shit out of me) and began telling us how handsome we were.
This woman appeared to be in her mid to late 20’s and honestly she was stunningly beautiful. She kept telling us that she was a vampire and that she was centuries old. I was thinking “okay she’s obviously on drugs” but then she gazes into my eyes and says “do you want to feel my energy?” I said “sure” then she placed her hand a few inches from my face, the amount of energy or whatever it was that came from her hand caused my entire skull to vibrate and made me extremely dizzy. I don’t know WTF that was! I never saw her again and to this day I often think about it (I’m 23 now).
I tried researching Asian myths and legends trying to find some kind of spirit or demon common to a specific culture that resembles her, could anyone tell me what this apparition was? Or if she was just a crazy woman with psychic abilities. Afterwards I was lightheaded, that lasted about 30 seconds to a minute. For the rest of the night I just remember feeling weird and uneasy about the whole experience. She did the same thing to him after, we both felt it and were freaked out. It was like a force push, it felt like being electrocuted but without the pain (Imagine vibrational waves going through your face and out the back of your head) . Afterwards I was very lightheaded.” LH
“Sweden late 1950’s. True story. My grandparents were walking back to their apartment after a dinner party with some friends down the street when they saw what my grandmother still recalls as this black figure across the street that was floating about a foot or so above the sidewalk.
She said it had a long black shining cape that surrounded the figure and a box head with no face or anything. My grandfather was an ex-boxer and a steel manufacturer so he was basically like I’m gonna go over there and check this f* thing out. As he started over my grandmother grabbed him and said think of our daughter back at home waiting for us -don’t. As they then continued to walk the figure slowly turned as if looking at them when they hit the corner and went down another street.
Years later, my grandmother would send me these science magazines from Sweden which I loved because I’m a nerd. I believe it was called Vetanskape magazine- something like that. Anyways, one issue she sent me had an article about common sightings of UFOs and aliens. Among some illustrations she circled one humanoid figure and wrote on the page – this is what your grandfather and I saw that night.” C and Monsters Phantoms & Monsters
Mysterious Bright Blue Dogs Have Suddenly Appeared, Roaming The Streets In Russia
by Douglas Charles
You may have heard of dogs like the Kerry Blue Terrier or the Blue Lacy, but the strange blue dogs that have suddenly appeared, roaming the streets in the city of Dzerzhinsk, Russia, are neither of those types of canines.
The dogs with bright blue fur have drawn the attention of Humane Society International after photos of the pups went viral on social media.
According to Kelly O’Meara, Humane Society International’s Vice President of companion animals, the fact that these dogs are the color blue is a problem.
“This situation with street dogs living near an abandoned chemical plant in Dzerzhinsk, Russia, has shown a very obvious welfare issue through the discoloration of their fur,” O’Meara told Newsweek.
“The dye on their fur implies they have had direct contact with or even ingestion of potentially toxic or harmful substances. This could result in painful skin burning or itching or internal bleeding and illness that could lead to death, without veterinary intervention.”
Related: Why Do Dogs Like To Sniff People’s Crotches? A Doctor Explains The Strange Behavior
The Moscow Times reports…
The dogs may have been exposed to chemicals at a nearby abandoned factory that produced plexiglass and hydrocyanic acid, giving their fur the eye-catching blue color, observers said.
Stray dogs often roam near the abandoned factory’s buildings that still store chemicals like copper sulfate, the chemicals plant’s former bankruptcy manager told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency Thursday.
Of course, The Moscow Times also reports that “animal rights activists” claim these dogs’ health is not in danger, have been examined by veterinarians, and some have already found new homes.
Those “animal rights activists” don’t appear to be from Humane Society International, as O’Meara informed Newsweek, “To date, authorities in cities across Russia have not implemented effective, humane strategies to address their street dog populations, and can often resort to cruel and ineffective methods of control.
“We encourage them to adopt sterilization/vaccination programs to enhance the welfare of these dogs and to avoid the both accidental and intentional hazards and cruelty they often experience.”
As mentioned, RIA Novosti said it spoke to the bankruptcy manager of Dzerzhinsky Plexiglas, where stray dogs have turned the many abandoned buildings into their homes, and he said, “Homeless dogs are running around the territory. Perhaps, in one of the buildings they found the remains of some kind of chemistry – copper sulfate, for example, tumbled into it. Several years ago, I heard, noticed that some dogs were painted in some unnatural colors. They also found something, no one controls them. I cannot bear the costs of catching homeless animals and their sterilization.”
Authorites in the area are reportedly negotiating permission from the company to catch the blue dogs, in order to help them.
Earlier this month, several green dogs appeared in Podolsk, Russia and the Society for the Protection of Animals Zooschit told RIA Novosti that the dogs had only gotten into some paint and that the paint was non-toxic and would eventually wear off the animals.
Only in Russia.
Bizarre Stories of Cursed Cauldrons
Brent Swancer February 17, 2021
The world of the paranormal is populated with supposedly cursed objects. Everything from jewelry, to cars, paintings, dolls. even chairs and other furniture, among many others, have been said to be cursed or haunted. You name it, there is probably one of them that has been said to be cursed or haunted at some point or other. One type of cursed object that doesn’t seem to get too talked about is that of those large iron cooking pots called cauldrons, and it is hard to see why not. After all, old-fashioned cauldrons are entrenched within the realm of spooky imagery, with it being nearly impossible to see one without imagining a group of cackling witches gathered around one up to some nefarious work. They seem so perfect for it, and indeed there are most definitely supposed cursed cauldrons out there, ranging from the legendary back in history, to more modern day ones.
One of the most legendary and well known cursed cauldrons comes to us from Surrey, in England. Within the Wey Valley, at Moor Park, in Farnham, is a sweeping sandstone cliff in which one can find a small, otherwise unassuming cave, but this particular cave has a long history of strange myths and legends, once said to be the realm of fairies and possessing a spring with mysterious healing waters. Called Mother Ludlam’s Cave, also known as Mother Ludlum’s Hole, the most popular legend orbiting this craggy gash in the rock is that of the folk healer and white witch Mother Ludlam, who is said to have lived in this dank, gloomy place among the fairies sometime in the 17th century. Also called the “White Witch of Waverly,” the story goes that Moher Ludlam was well-known for lending people whatever they required, including household items and cooking utensils.
Mother Ludlam’s cave
To do this there was a certain ritual the prospective borrower had to follow. They first had to approach the cave at midnight, then turn around three times and request the desired item three times. If they were granted the object, there was a strict rule that they were to return it within exactly two days’ time, a rule which had never been broken because although Mother Ludlam was not a particularly malevolent presence, no one wanted to see what she could to with her powers if she were to be roused. In one version of the story, one day a person appeared at the cave seeking to borrow Mother Ludlam’s beloved cauldron, in which she made her potions and concoctions, and she agreed, expecting it back in two days, but it never arrived. Mother Ludlam then allegedly became absolutely furious, cursing the cauldron and sending the borrower scurrying to the Frensham Church for sanctuary from her wrath, where the cauldron remains to this day.
Another, more sinister version of the tale has it that the one who came to borrow the cauldron that night was the Devil himself. In this scenario, Mother Ludlam supposedly saw through the Devil’s disguise as a villager and refused to lend the cauldron. The Devil being the devil that he is stole it anyway, and the enraged witch actually chased after him. It is said that each time the Devil leapt, a hill sprung up, leaving behind a series of three hills in the valley called The Devil’s Jumps, as well as natural amphitheater known as the Devil’s Punchbowl, and when he finally gave up his endeavor and dropped the cauldron, it formed the hill known as Kettlebury Hill. Mother Ludlam then took back the cauldron, placed it in St. Mary’s church, and used powerful magic to keep it from ever being stolen again. One story is that even to this day, to steal it will bring upon the thief great misfortune and death.
Yet another version of the story has nothing to do with Mother Ludlam at all. In this version, it was the fairies living in the cave who lent the cauldron out. It was said that people could borrow from the fairies by knocking on a rock at the top of the hill and whispering into the cave what they wanted. One day the fairies lent out the cauldron, but it was returned late, sending them into a fury. They refused to take it back, and swore to never lend anything to humans again. For the unfortunate borrower of the cauldron, they cursed him to be followed by the cauldron for the rest of his days, magically endowing the object with the ability to use its tripod as legs to move about and scrabble around after him. The man became so distraught by the cauldron eerily following him around everywhere he went that he sought refuge at St. Mary’s Church and collapsed and died from the stress of the ordeal, after which the cauldron, which had followed him into the church, became inanimate once again and remains there to this day. Both the Frensham Church and St. Mary’s Church claim to be in the possession of the original cauldron of mother Ludlam, but which ever version you believe, it might be a good idea to not try and steal it.
The cauldron at Frensham Church
Another cursed cauldron can also be found in England, this time sealed away at the Manor Farm’s cellar of North Lincolnshire. The story revolves around a dwarf, or in some accounts alternately a type of goblin called a Hobthrust, which was said to terrorize the farm and surrounding area back at the end of the 19th century. The dwarf was said to carry about a cauldron filled with the bones of children, but its evil ways were stopped when it was killed and cremated at nearby Thornton Abbey, after which his ashes were placed within it. After this, is was said that the dwarf’s evil and vengeful spirit inhabited the old iron pot, and that to touch it meant certain death from its potent curse, causing it to be locked away in the cellar at the farm, which at the time supposedly had a secret tunnel leading to the abbey. Far from just an urban legend, it seems that there are several cases of unfortunate people falling victim to this curse. One such case is that of a young boy who allegedly was playing in the cellar one day and picked up the cauldron to throw it into a pond as a prank, after which a few days later, the boy was hit and killed by a hay wagon. A local man who retrieved the cauldron from the pond to put it back in the cellar similarly met a dark fate when he suddenly dropped dead a few hours later. In the 1930s, a boy named Charles Atkins also touched the pot, and was killed by a hay wagon shortly after in an incident eerily similar to what had happened to the first victim. Atkins then made sure that the cellar remained sealed and walled off, and the cauldron would remain there in the dark for years, waiting for its next victim.
The curse would go on into later years as well. In 1974 the farm was bought by John Morton, and during renovations they broke through the wall and found the hidden cellar and its malevolent charge. Construction workers refused to go near the dusty old cauldron, which had been lying down there in the gloom for many years, but nevertheless, builder Alf Darwood had a freak accident in which he slipped off a ladder to break his foot and seriously injure his back, later claiming that it was the only accident he had had in 30 years of building and blaming it on the cauldron’s dark curse. After this, Morton decided to lock the accursed cauldron away within a steel cage, and it sits down there in the cellar to this day. Is this just a spooky local tale or is there something more to it?
The cursed cauldron of the Manor Farm
Yet another supposedly haunted and cursed cauldron comes from more modern times, and has rather macabre origins. The story here begins with the American serial killer Ed Gein, also known as the Butcher of Plainfield or the Plainfield Ghoul, who confessed to killing two women back in the fifties, and is thought to have killed many more. One of the inspirations behind the movie Psycho and Buffalo Bill in the book The Silence of the Lambs, Gein was also a known grave robber, stealing corpses and fashioning their skin and bones into gruesome keepsakes and trophies such as lampshades, furniture, and even jewelry. He was eventually convicted of one murder, but was found to be legally insane, and languished at Mendota Mental Health Institute until his death in 1984. Shortly after his arrest, his whole charnel house of horrors was cleared out and his property and belongings auctioned off, with one of those being and a gore encrusted cauldron that was found at the residence.
The cauldron, claimed to have been used by Gein to hold human body parts, was eventually sold off to a woman who bought it at the auction in 1958 and used it as a plant pot for years before passing it on to her unknowing grandson, Dan McIntyre. At the time he did not realize that this was the cauldron that had been found at Gein’s house and which had contained human organs and bones, and it was not until friend Hollis Brown, who had been part of the fire clean-up, recognized it that he would realize its horrific legacy. McIntyre would later say of this:
Hollis saw many terrible things. He told me upon entering the home he saw a woman’s breast as the doorbell. Inside he saw a skin lampshade, a comforter/blanket made from human skin, furniture made of skin/breast, bloody gut buckets, a change purse made from a woman’s vagina, a belt with nipples on it. When Hollis saw the cauldron in my parent’s garage, he recognized it as the same Black Cauldron that he has seen Ed’s parents use to render hog fat on the farm. He also recognized it as the same cauldron in one of the outbuilding sheds, and remembered Ed’s sinister use for it. He remembers the cauldron was covered in dry blood and guts, next to two barrels/tubs of bloody human entrails, intestines. 50 yrs. later Hollis recognized the cauldron in my parent’s garage and turned white as a ghost. I asked him how does he know it was the same one covered in dry blood? He lifted his arm and said the hair on my arm stands straight up every time he looks at it in my parent’s garage.
Ed Gein’s cursed cauldron
McIntyre would claim that since coming into possession of the cauldron he had experienced various strange phenomena, such as disruption of nearby electronics and a feeling of unease, dizziness and anxiety when he was around it. He also claims that he came down with a mysterious illness, and became convinced that Gein’s cauldron was infused with a dark, evil energy. After continuing to experience various paranormal phenomena, McIntyre decided to auction off the haunted cauldron in 2015, with the winning bidder being none other than Zak Bagans, of the hit ghost hunting show Ghost Adventures. The cauldron would then be featured on Bagans’ cursed objects show Deadly Possessions, and put on display at his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, which features numerous displays of myriad supposedly cursed and haunted items.
Is there anything to these tales? Or is this perhaps just dark legends and atrocities gathering about objects to imbue them with legend and a certain larger than life status? Are any of these cauldrons really cursed? If so, why are these forces anchored to these cauldrons? Or is it just superstition and spooky stories? No matter what you may think, you may want to think twice about approaching any of these, just in case.