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Strange Places- Centrilia, PA

If you’ve seen the movie “Silent Hill,” you witnessed a current ghost town that was once prosperous and populated. What you may not know is this seemingly fictional town actually exists. “Silent Hill,” the town, was modeled after Centralia, Pennsylvania….

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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…

Coal Mine Terminology

The Appalachian coal fields are rich in lore, legend and infamy. Here are some common terms used from the hey-day of Appalachian Coal Mines. Afterdamp- Toxic fumes that occur after an explosion within a mine. Residual gases often include: carbon…

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Ghost Trains in America

Trains were once the most used commercial transportation in America. It is no puzzle that there are countless tales and stories surrounding this part of our history. Newark Central Station (New Jersey) has a tale surrounding a hobo that excited…

A New Year – A New Blog

This blog started as a simple outlet for automatic writings and information received from that outlet. However, with a new year, many changes have occurred both professionally and privately, that have opened doors for new purpose with this blog. So,…

“Sunshine” by Laura Wright

More original poetry and prose is now available in Girl in the Trees, a new book by Laura Wright. She spoke to the ghost last night He said he’d come again He thinks it’s suspicious That she can’t say where she’s been…