Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Burns Rd House-Travelers Rest SC

Burns Rd House-Travelers Rest SC Revisited
Recently I went back to this location with my significant other. I wanted to explore the inside. On another occasion when I went I checked the back door and it was unlocked. So when I went back we went inside and looked around.
I would say the house was built in the 1950's judging by the color scheme of the bathroom. My SO noticed that new electrical wiring has been installed. Oddly the front door is very old with a very old lock, etc. The attic has been converted. It was very hot up there however. Someone left an old mattress behind and some old clothes. The wood paneling in the living room and ceiling looks to be cedar wood.
There is an old shed right behind the house, a very small one, that contains dishes, etc.
Overall, it isn't a creepy place. What adds to it's mystique is the fact it sits all alone. There are no neighbors right next to the house. And the fact the house is right beside Allen Knob which has been said to have not only ghosts but a demon. For that reason I'm not sure if I would want to live that close to a place like that. There is no way to know why the place is empty. My significant other noted it was probably a rental and it is just between renters. But there is no surefire way to know why it now sits empty.
When I find a place like this especially if it is close to a place that is said to have paranormal activity I always wonder if the reason it sits empty is because there was supernatural happenings and the residents left when the could stand no more. It's an interesting thought.
Of note: It does have an old rotary phone on the wall in the kitchen. Those are very old and why someone would not update such an old phone is beyond me. They are completely outdated and must be replaced with a new one should the phone stop working. Also noted: And old rusted out swingset in the backyard which I made note of on an earlier visit.
Interest level: High. On a scale of 1 to 20 I rate it at 16. Definitely worth driving by if nothing else.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

83 Cool Spring Ch Rd-Travelers Rest SC

Update: This house was torn down three or four years ago. I want to say there is a new house there now but I can't remember.

My significant other and I revisited this place. This time we both went inside. It is quite interesting. More so than first anticipated. It is very delipidated and rundown. Many of the windows are missing. Probably stolen by looters and thieves.
In one room the floor is falling through. The roof is also falling through in places. It is extremely dirty as would be expected.
It appears that it has become a place for crack addicts and such to hang out as we found a crack pipe. Not a place to be hanging out for any length of time due to obvious criminal activity taking place. There was also an ashtray with fresh cigarette butts in it so people probably do hang out here. So it definitely isn't a place to go snooping in at night. You never know who or what you might encounter.

Interest level: 12 on a scale of 1 to 20. Easy parking, can do right in front of house. No close neighbors. I was there standing out front one day and there was a fella down the road mowing his grass and he didn't come down and say anything so I'd say it's relatively not a nosy neighborhood. Although you do encounter those every place you go.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Outer Banks North Carolina October 2012



My last visit to the outer banks was in October I believe. I haven't been out for awhile. I've been spending so much time on my blogging. I'm on medical leave from my job until at least June I found out the other day. I'm still working for my uncle part time but only part of the time. I had a setback when my car was giving me so much trouble and I couldn't get to work a few times. Most people know how that goes. Bosses don't like it when you can't get to work. My uncle of course is fairly lenient but he had some stuff that had to be gotten to on those days and they couldn't wait so he sent my cousin Lavonia instead and I got cheated out of that work. It was the car's fault, if it hadn't been for that fuel pump(I'll talk more about that later on how difficult it is to diagnose a fuel pump problem) I would have gotten to work on time.

Anyway, enough complaining!
My last trip was good, in fact it was real good. It was better than the first trip to Nags Head that I took. That trip was never intended. I started in Virginia on the Virginia/North Carolina line and drove until I saw a sign for(can't even remember the name of the town, I remember it was 97 miles away, I thought 97 miles would only be an hour and a half but I miscalculated how much longer it would take driving through the mountains) Danville(I had to look it up, amazing, I think I'm losing my mind or I've been to so many places I can't remember them all)and once I got to Martinsville(that came before Danville) I was getting pretty tired and decided I wasn't driving back through the windy mountain roads. Later, after I thought about it I realized I should have stopped there and turned and went back the next day. Sometimes, this happens. Especially since I wanted to go back to Brammel West Virginia(I'll post more about that later).
But I kept driving and by 9 PM I was tired, very tired. I had the opportunity to head towards Greensboro NC but I kept heading east on Hwy 58. I had no idea where it going to take me. The next day I saw the signs for Virginia Beach and thought it would be a nice place to visit since I'd heard only good things about it and I suppose for some it may be a nice place to visit but I didn't find it appealing and quickly left. Instead of driving back to Danville or close where I could pick up a highway to Greenboro NC I decided to head south on Hwy 168 which took me to Nags Head NC.
I drove that late in the evening(the dusk and dark moved in quickly) and it was so beautiful I wanted to go back the next day but I wanted to explore Corolla and Ocracoke Island so I didn't make it back. It really wasn't that far and I regret that I didn't. I know that at some point I will probably make it back, I hope.

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Trying To Get Back Into The Swing Of Things

My life has been so up and down that I haven't posted here in five months. I put most of the posts that were published into draft over a year ago as I decided to move them to my new hosted blog but decided against moving old ones and just going with new content for the new blog which I haven't worked on much in the past year instead opting to write my articles. That never has taken off like I would prefer.

I'm trying to get back into things here. Republish all the old posts and write some new ones too. I'm also going to add some regular pictures and not just cemeteries, old houses and haunted places. I have many pictures of old cars, nature, etc. A couple of years ago I tried to have a different blog for everything. One for old house pictures, one for old car pictures, one for collectibles and weird items. Just way too many items.

Plus I've been dealing with the my new lifestyle of living in my car and that has been hard especially in a small hatchback. I'm looking to getting into a bigger car and I write about it on my new car living blog.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Round Mound Cemetery Cummings Kansas



I've added a new post at my other blog, The Haunted Carolinas, actually two new posts. The other post is Round Mound Cemetery Part 2

This was a post from last March 2016. The pictures were taken then as well. I give more detail on my other blog. I'm in the process of moving many posts there but since this one has a greater following and many of the posts are from when I first started back in 2009, I'm leaving many and providing links from that blog to this one on those posts. 

Anyway, a little background on Round Mound from when I visited. It's supposedly haunted and there are many posts online about it. Supposedly, there's a witch that haunts the graveyard causing wind not to blow. I didn't see that when I was there. In fact, it was quite windy when I was there. And a little cold. It was March in Kansas. So I'm guessing it would be quite cold although it wasn't bad. 

I didn't experience anything paranormal although it was creepy which given all the posts I read online about the place it probably would be creepy. Here's a link to another post about the cemetery From The Shadows....

That said you can see all the pictures on my other blog The Haunted Carolinas. The link is at the top of this post. I have it broken down into 5 or 6 posts on my other blog. As I add more posts I will provide links to them. 

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hickory Point Baby Graveyard Greenville SC Update

To see all the pictures go to Flickr Photos.

This was one of the first visits back in 2009. I've been back a few times since. A Walmart Neghborhood store is now there although we were told by the crew building the site that the graveyard was to be left alone. I haven't been back since. I'm sure it's much different now that all the trees, shrubs and foliage has been hacked down. Still worth a visit though.

This was the fourth visit to the baby graveyard near Hickory Point on Old Buncombe Road in Greenville SC. This was the first time I've taken photos however which I've yet to upload. Many of them were blurry. I've found this to be the case in many instances where paranormal activity has been reported.

I still can't definitively say this place is haunted but I can say it is truly creepy. While there I heard voices just as many others have reported but there is an apartment complex behind the graveyard.
The graveyard is pretty much abandoned however there is a path that is beaten down from people visiting and there is evidence of people going there from all the beer bottles and McDonald's wrappers I observed. There is a McDonald's across the street so that would account for all the bags etc.
I can't imagine anyone going there to eat. I stayed for only a short time. Long enough to take my pictures and leave. I found it far too creepy to stay for any length of time. The creepiness started the minute I stepped down the path toward the entrance to the graveyard. It is obvious there is alot of animal activity and birds in the area. More so than I was comfortable with or have experienced in the past. There are a number of businesses in the area. Not sure if that is more or less conducive to wild animals hanging around.
I noticed that people have come there and left small stuffed animals on the graves of some of the children. They are relatively new and had not had a chance to fade or become worn from the weather so my guess is that at least a couple of the toys had been left recently.
It intrigues me that someone leaves stuffed toys. The children have been dead a very long time. Many so long that parents and even siblings are dead or very unlikely to be alive in the case of siblings or cousins. One child died in 1916. It is extremely rare that anyone related that can remember is alive or would visit after all this time. It is possible however.
Aside from many of the pictures being blurry which I've noticed on previous occasions to other alleged haunted places is the fact that every time I went to take a picture the animal activity seemed to be more frantic.

Across the way from the entrance to the baby graveyard is the remnants of the old church that used to be there. You can no longer access it as it is too grown up. When winter time comes one might be able to see it more easily but right now not at all. On one of my prior visits I was able to walk around the foundation of what was left of the old church. It appears that it might have burned at some point if I remember correctly and there was evidence there too of people using it a hangout. Previously I was able to also walk through the brush and to the apartments and that is no longer possible either.

Usually I delete blurry photos but decided to keep all of them until I have a chance to view them better at a later time. At that time I will upload some of them.

Well, I'm not sure if was being creeped out or just fate but on the way out(I parked across the street in the parking lot) I was hit by one of those big semis turning into the parking lot. He didn't have enough clearance to make the turn and before I could get my car out of the way he hit it. Fortunately not very bad. It scuffed it up. Neither of us were cited. I was upset nevertheless. The car is older so not as much so if it were new but upset anyway.
When I got home I was able to get all the red paint off(my car is white so it was a pretty ugly sight) with a scrubby dish pad. It didn't hurt the regular paint. Where he hit me did leave a very small dent but not really noticeable. I touched it up with some of that scratch n dent paint you buy at auto parts stores and it worked like a charm. It looks okay. Pretty good in fact. The red paint is gone and the scuffs are no longer noticeable with the touch up and once it is run through the car wash it will look better. Once a layer of dirt settles onto it it will not be noticeable at all and probably the only person that notices it all is me.
If scuffs aren't too bad and the car is older I highly recommend touching it up yourself. My first thought was to take it to the body shop but since my husband just lost his job now is probably not a good time to incur paint charges and we all know how much body shops charge.

Anyway, I got off track there. My main focus here is on the haunted graveyard. Recently I've taken up an interest in photographing cemeteries. Many will find this morbid I'm sure but I happen to find cemeteries peaceful at least most of the ones I've visited.

I've visited a number of other allegedly haunted places and I've found none other than the Spencer Mountain House in Charlotte NC to be more creepy than the baby graveyard in Greenville SC.
It bewilders me as to why this cemetery is so strange compared to the others I've visited. Perhaps the reason is because the dead there are children. Perhaps people have turned it from a resting place with all their visits thinking it's haunted when in reality it is not.
Most of the places I visit I can say without a doubt I don't believe they are haunted. Many of the stories are made up to get people to visit certain places especially houses and have some fun in the bargain. But there is occasionally a place I will go to that is so creepy that I can put a question mark beside it. Whether the reports I've read online are valid or not I have no way of knowing but I do know the place is odd.
It seems out of sorts and somewhat strange when first walking into the cemetery but this strangeness starts the minute you start down the path that leads to the entrance.
Many of the graves are open and have been dug up. It is most definitely in a stare of terrible disrepair and it seems no one really cares.
It has just became a hang out for adventurers looking for a good scare. That place is so creepy that I would not visit at night.

I've read reports online there have been bobcats spotted here and other wild animals. There is alot of animal activity. Fortunately on my visit I only saw birds.

There are a few reports online about people visiting and being weirded out, seeing or hearing things. I can't vouch for the validity of the reports as I experienced none of those things. I'm not 100% certain the place is haunted. Most places are not but I don't dismiss this one either. I didn't see anything but heard alot. I took roughly 60 pictures. One person took over 100 photos. You can read about the reports and discussion at http://ufotimes.com/index.php?topic=342.5;wap2. There is another blog of interest on this topic which can be accessed at http://www.adaysdrivefromgreenville.com/2008/08/haunted-childrens-graveyard.html.

With a little research I discovered the church connected to this graveyard was Duncan Chapel Methodist Church. And was built in 1847 by Mary Ann Wilks Duncan. Here is a little excerpt from the book Greenville: the history of the city and county in the South Carolina Piedmont by Archie Vernon Huff
http://books.google.com/books?id=LyTPK09CgbgC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA139#v=onepage&q&f=false. The history of Duncan Chapel can be viewed at http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/dchapel/about/history1.asp.

More information can be accessed at Findagrave.
I tried to link directly to the website but the link didn't work when I tried it. Go to the Findagrave website and click on cemetery search and type in Duncan Chapel in SC and a list will come up. It's right there. Then click on interments. There are a total of 79 reported deaths. Some have death certificates online, photos and even obituaries on a few. From there you can search ancestry.com and rootsweb and other genealogical databases for information regarding the deaths of the children/people. I noticed there are no death certificates for the children, not any I saw anyway.
There are a few websites out there that talk about this graveyard. I don't know if all the reports I see are correct. They could be but then again maybe not. There are alot of reports out there from people who've visited. And while I do look at places of supposed paranormal activity and one day may encounter an entity up close and personal I'm more of a skeptic although I don't really consider myself one. I go to some of these places and take pictures and report it as accurately as possible. For the most part I feel nothing at the places I visit. Sometimes I feel weird.
This place is one of those places. It's weird, it's creepy and definitely eerie and things don't feel exactly right. Not for a graveyard in my opinion.
There is alot of desecration at this cemetery which is sad. It's supposed to be a resting place for the dead and a place for mourners to visit should there still be any alive.

There are number of websites out there dedicating themselves to the baby graveyard in Greenville SC.
Overall, I think it's worth a visit. And in a good location as you can park across the street in the McDonald's parking lot and walk across.
Updated Jan 2011

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cute Vintage 1962 Camper









This is another camper/RV offered by my uncle for sale. He fully restored it and asked a very reasonable price although I don't remember exactly what he asked for it. I thought it was a little low but for an old camper I guess it was about right although it's a classic. Here's a link I found to some information about the old campers. Old Camper Information

I've been visiting and photographing allegedly haunted and/or abandoned houses/places/roads/highways, etc. for several years now. In the beginning it was mostly North and South Carolina but later when I started travelling extensively I started visiting places throughout the south, midwest and Michigan and Ohio and occasionally other places. Not too many are creepy but most are in disrepair and rural decay. I like photographing old houses, cemeteries, barns, old cars(restored and unrestored) nature, lakes, oceans, etc.


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