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The Fright of October

The month of October has been a glorious ride for those that have been keeping up with the daily posts. Each individual post exploring a dark, grizzly theme that keeps the readers on their toes. Whether it’s haunted houses, possessed objects, or grim stories that make the reader look over their shoulder. The work that went into writing the stories, included an hour or so thinking about the concepts of horror and what actually scares people. I tried telling myself what would Stephen King write? He is the master of horror writing , and the person I try to model my writing off of. One of my favorite short stories that I writtien for “31 Nights of Fright” would be “Sam’s Nightmare” this story included all the elements  I like to see in a horror story such as gore, an unexpected ending, and the mind playing tricks and so much more. It seems like a story that is a lot different from your basic model of a scary story. I wanted to include things in my story that people would question if it fits right together. Writing for the entire month of October, helped me to venture out an find what the definition of scary ment for myself and others. I enjoyed creating the wonderful titles of my short stories, which makes my stories interesting to read. Not all my posts were stories, the last half consisted of places in America that are considered some of the scariest places ever, and including objects that most people wouldn’t have in their homes.  I thought this was important to share in this blog because there is no better feeling than witnessing a paranormal event for yourself. I enjoyed doing the research in creating  the last posts, it sparked future ideas in which I could turn into a short story, or novella. I plan to share more of horror writing with the rest of the world, but next time thought a published book.




The Recap

I don’t know where to start when it comes down to recapping this weekends book launch. There were so many great moments and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone that made the book launch a success. I was very nervous, because I didn’t know how the evening would turn out, and there were a lot of unexpected moments that happened.

The excitement began to set in as the team started to set the tables up, and the books were being staged to be sold. When people started to come through the door, I said quietly to myself, “Wow this is really happening”. We all started to pile into the sanctuary, and it was time for the program to start and the MC for the night was as good as they come.

I don’t think anyone was prepared when it came time for me to be introduced. It was a very special moment when my mentor started to talk about our relationship. Mr. James talked about how I overcame the obstacles that I faced, and how he was able to provide me with the help I needed to survive. But the irony in all of this was when Mr. James said that my book was giving him the same hope that he had given me. I couldn’t have been more happy in that moment. This is only the beginning not just for me, but for everyone that made this evening a success, we are destined for great things as long as we continue to put in the work.


Mass Murder


Iowa Paranormal, PRISM Paranormal, Villisca Axe Murder

For a genuinely exceptional overnight stay, book a night at the Villisca Ax Murder House, the appropriately named home where eight individuals were hatchet killed. The story goes that a group of six in addition to two companions were sleeping when an obscure individual went into the house and executed them one by one. While the case is as yet unsolved and the thought process remains a riddle, the fundamental suspect was a voyaging priest who had instructed at a close-by chapel that night and had left town at a young hour the following morning. Visits and daily stays are offered for thrill seeker supporters keen on spending the night in a room that 100 years prior was the scene of a grisly slaughter. You’ll most likely get the best rest of your life, isn’t that so?

Haunted Cemetery

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Roadtrippers, Scared Yet

Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, which calls itself a standout amongst the most spooky places in all of Chicagoland, has been the site of no less than eight heavenly occasions and was the subject of a progression of investigations by paranormal specialists in the 1990s. Situated in the Illinois town of Midlothian, a portion of the well known apparition sightings incorporate a lady strolling around with a baby amid a full moon and a two-headed figure. It additionally arrived in the best spot of Google’s most spooky spots.


Mental Hospital



Alton Mental Health Hospital is worked in the mid 1900s, this healing facility is known for the cruel abuse of its patients, a large number of whom were liable to cathode stun treatment, lobotomies, and frosty water medicines – which were all standard regular practice at this clinic.

Many individuals today – including staff, patients, and guests – have detailed hearing bizarre commotions, from entryways haphazardly pummeling close to undecipherable whisperings. One of the creepiest reports originates from a medical caretaker who was on obligation and heard somebody ask, “Who’s that?” She pivoted to react and found that there was nobody there and nobody had been in the working at the time. Soon thereafter precisely the same occurred in a similar place to a moment nurture.

Since this office is as yet a doctor’s facility today, visits are entirely prohibited, yet individuals who have taken photographs nearby while going by patients have apparently gotten pictures of circles with the tormented face of a human male on the front.