Looks like people have been dealing with ghosts a lot longer than we initially thought. This is a good read! It’s amazing to think that 3,500 years ago that the people of Mesopotamia had a specific set of instructions on how to rid yourself of pesky ghosts.
As we get closer to Halloween keep in mind that the veil between this life and the next will be ultra thin. Be cautious if you’re out looking for ghosts because you just might end up with a pesky ghost of your own that you need to get rid of. Need we say more? 👻👻🎃 Check out the article and share your thoughts below!!!⬇️⬇️⬇️
FUN FACT: Edgar Allan Poe was friends with Williamsburg local, Nathaniel Beverley Tucker. Legend has it that before Tucker died he requested that a black raven be placed on his grave marker as a tribute to his friend who had sadly passed away in 1849. (Tucker is buried in Bruton Parish Church Cemetery in Williamsburg. If you lay eyes on his grave there’s no denying it. Look closely and you’ll see what remains of the raven just at the very top. We won’t talk about the faces though 👻👻👻). Just stay tuned for a future post about it where we’ll go more in depth on the story.
Who doesn’t love Edgar Allan Poe though? Not only that, who doesn’t love the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, VA? They have the largest collection of original Poe artifacts in the country by the way.￼￼ Check out the blurb below courtesy of Secret Virginia and show your love of not only Edgar Allan Poe, but this wonderful museum as well. 👻👻⬇️⬇️
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” — Edgar Allan Poe￼
Here's a haunting piece of history for you. How about the largest crocodile attack in recorded human history? It happened during a six-week battle in January of 1945 just at the tail end of World War II. What it boiled down to was this: Japanese forces were occupying Ramree Island in the Bay of Bengal when U.S. and British troops arrived. They were outflanked and knew they had to reach another regiment of troops on the other side of the island in order to win the oncoming battle. The only way to do this though was to cross a thick swamp filled to the brim with salt-water crocodiles and risk being eaten alive. It was either that or stay like sitting ducks and risk being shot or captured. The Japanese troops took their chances and it was a complete and total massacre.
Naturalist Bruce Stanley Wright, who participated in the Battle of Ramree Island gave this written account later: “That night of Feb. 19, 1945 was the most horrible that any member of the M.L. [motor launch] crews ever experienced. The crocodiles, alerted by the din of warfare and smell of blood, gathered among the mangroves, lying with their eyes above the water, watchfully alert for their next meal. With the ebb of the tide, the crocodiles moved in on the dead, wounded, and uninjured men who had become mired in the mud…The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of the wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on Earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left.”
To this day, the exact number of casualties is unsure due to disease, starvation and other injuries. It's believed that over 1,000 troops went through that swamp and only 480 survived. This haunting story is brutal and very real. The Guinness Book of World Records has dubbed it the Largest Crocodile Attack in Human History and for good reason.
Haunted Caverns in Virginia?! 😱👻 This sounds like a spooky place to go exploring near Natural Bridge. We often get fixated on haunted places that are above ground. What about those that lie underneath us though? A little food for your paranormal thoughts.
Do pictures really speak a thousand words? If so, the pictures below could fill volumes!! Enjoy and if you’re not familiar with the Williamsburg Restoration; let’s just say it really is an incredible story that you’re missing out on.