Haunted Raynham Hall, Long Island

Historic Raynham Hall in Oyster Bay, Long Island, is rumored to be haunted so I decided to check it out one afternoon. Besides that, it has something to do with the A&E TV show Turn, about George Washington’s Culper spies during the Revolutionary War. I learned this house was also the setting for the first Valentine and […]

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Unique Halloween costumes for women to buy online

While looking for a Halloween costume, I came across some unique ideas and wanted to share a few of them.  If you see an unusual outfit or accessory, let me know! OUIJA: WITCH:   VOODOO: TIGHTS: JEWELRY: MISC./CATEGORIES TO CHECK OUT: ANYTHING from curiology.bigcartel.com. They have book of shadows, Dracula’s Castle, Ouija, tattoo machine (and more) […]

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October 16, 2015

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Gettysburg creeped me out

The only place I can definitely say I felt an otherworldly presence was in Gettysburg.  There were two incidents. My son and I stayed at the Quality Inn at General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters (which is now closed and I believe torn down.  The Civil War Preservation Trust acquired the land to preserve and restore […]

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September 4, 2015

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Old Bethpage Village Restoration is haunted

The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a recreation of a mid-19th Century village.  The 209 acres contains houses, farms, 2 stores, a church, blacksmith shop, hatter, inn, fisherman’s cottage and schoolhouse.  One home, the Powell Farm, is on the original property.  There are now 51 reconstructed buildings; not all are open to the public.  These […]

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Haunted Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern, landmark building Fraunces Tavern is Manhattan’s oldest tavern.  Originally built as a house for a wealthy merchant in 1719, it has had several reincarnations, from home to boardinghouse to office of the U.S. back in our nation’s infancy (Department of Foreign Affairs, War and Treasury), and a few other things in between.  The […]

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Sweet Hollow Road, Long Island

Is Sweet Hollow Road haunted? Sweet Hollow Road in Huntington, Long Island, is a road of many mysteries and urban legends; many believe it is haunted.  The Northern State Parkway overpass on the road is a popular place to put your car in neutral to see if a ghost will push it to safety.  No […]

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Witches’ balls in Salem

Salem, Massachusetts, is a fun place to be for Halloween/Samhain.  The streets are packed, everyone dresses in elaborate costumes (all day long), bands play outdoors, vendors set up tables, people line up for ghost tours and haunted house tours.  If you’re looking for an authentic way to spend Samhain, I recommend the following: Laurie Cabot […]

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October 28, 2014

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I met Annabelle the doll and you can too

Annabelle, the doll I met Annabelle, the haunted doll, and you can too.  She “lives” in the occult museum housed in Lorraine Warren‘s home in Monroe, Connecticut.  Following the success of “The Conjuring”, the film “Annabelle” was released.  It is a prequel to “The Conjuring” and based on a true story that involved Ed and […]

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Mabon, the witches’ Thanksgiving

Mabon Sabbat Mabon is a Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year.  It is the second harvest celebration, after Lammas and before Samhain.  Mabon celebrates the bounty of the garden and is basically the witches’ Thanksgiving.  It occurs at the same time as the autumnal equinox and honors the Goddess who becomes the Crone.  We […]

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