Located deep in the foothills of California, La Casa Drive has been the subject of many paranormal investigations in recent years. It is supposedly haunted by the ghosts from some of the Native American tribes that lived in the area around the time of the Gold Rush (Coloma is a few miles away). According to some, there is a strange mist that will hover around the drive, no matter what time of day or night it is and no matter the climate. When grinding stones were unearthed by a construction crew, residents of the area reported hearing a faint drumbeat early in the morning or late at night. Apparitions of Native American warriors have been seen walking in and out of the mist, and residents of La Casa also claim to have seen the apparition of a mountain lion (uncommon in the area). When one paranormal team investigated, leaving a sound-activated tape recorder at a site on the street, they recorded what sounded like footsteps and growls
Made infamous by the movie “The Silence of the Lambs”, acherontia lachesis, or ‘The Deaths-Head Moth’, has long been associated with evil or the paranormal. They have been frequently thought of as harbingers of bad luck, and have been mentioned in writings of Edgar Allan Poe and the artwork of Dali and Wulfing, as well as in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”.
Instead of scaring the crap out of everyone on NewYears day 2012 (theres a whole year for that), heres a long article on why the world isnt going to end.
it scares the shit out of me. Ghosts be crazy and shit.
La Llorona (“The Weeping Woman”) is a widespread legend in Mexico and Central America. Although several variations exist, the basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria killing her children by drowning them, in order to be with the man that she loved. When the man rejects her, she kills herself. Challenged at the gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children, she is not permitted to enter the afterlife until she has found them. Maria is forced to wander the Earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name “La Llorona”.
In some versions of the tale, La Llorona kidnaps wandering children, or children who disobey their parents. People who claim to see her say she comes out at nights or in the late evenings from rivers or oceans in Mexico. Some believe that those who hear the wails of La Llorona are marked for death, similar to the Gaelic banshee legend. She is said to cry “Ay, mis hijos!” which translates to “Oh, my children!”
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