Took a little trip through Eastern State Penitentiary today. Fascinating place.
Fig. 127. French method of opening the skull. Post-mortem pathology. 1905.
The above photo recently appeared in the paranormal section of Reddit.com. The OP writes:
“This picture was taken of a nurse’s viewing monitor. On the monitor, this black figure appeared standing on top of the patient who was lying in the bed.The patient died within a few hours of this figure appearing.”
8 eerie abandoned hotels
These once-stellar buildings are now rundown, which is ironically why some people still want to visit.
Ten Terrifying Sleep Disorders:
- Exploding Head Syndrome: People suffering from this are awoken an hour or two after falling asleep by a loud noise from their mind. Ranging from a gunshot to a scream, researchers still aren’t sure what causes it.
- Kleine-Levin Syndrome: This rare disease that causes sufferers to oversleep for up to 20 hours a day has been linked to appetite. There is no known cure.
- Sleep Paralysis: While either waking or falling asleep, the sufferer feels completely unable to move. Linked to anxiety disorders, narcolepsy, migraines, and obstructed sleep apnea, they often feel as if someone menacing is hovering over them or physically holding them down.
- Fatal Familial Insomnia: This extremely rare version of insomnia is fatal, as the name suggests, for those suffering. Death usually occurs within six to 32 months after symptoms arise. This condition impairs the thalamus in your brain and can also cause hallucinations and loss of motor function. It is hereditary, children of sufferers being 50 percent more likely to develop the disorder.
- Sexsomnia: Similar to sleep walking, those suffering from this disorder are able to perform sexual activity without realizing it while still asleep. It is more common in those already suffering from sleep walking.
- Non-24-Hour Sleep–Wake Disorder: Sufferers of this disorder feel as if they are in a constant state of jet lag, constantly feeling “out of it.” They are dealing with a longer circadian rhythm which causes a 25 or 26 hour sleep/awake cycle and is common among the blind.
- Narcolepsy: This disorder is caused by an autoimmune destruction of hypocretin-producing neurons in the brain disrupting the regulation of a person’s sleep/awake cycle. As a result, they are prone to falling asleep without warning at any time of day.
- Somnambulistic Eating: A nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder, sufferers don’t realize they’re spending their evenings eating second and third dinners until the eventual and unexplainable weight gain.
- REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder: Occurring during rapid-eye movement when your dreams are most vivid, this causes the sufferer to unconsciously physically act out what is happening their dreams. This type of parasomnia is thankfully treatable.
- Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome: This phenomena of literally sleeping yourself to death occurs mostly in young men and is more common in Southeast Asian areas. The cause is unknown, but some believe the victims’ hearts skip a beat and never start back up.
The Genesee Hotel jumper - "I snatched my camera from the car and took two quick shots as she seemed to hesitate. As quickly as possible I shoved the exposed film into the case and reached for a fresh holder. I no sooner had pulled the slide out and got set for another shot than she waved to the crowd below and pushed herself into space. I took a firm grip on myself, waited until the woman passed the second or third story, and then shot."
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
Alfred Eisenstaedt. Patient in mental hospital wearing a restraining garment.
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This is a picture of an 800-year skeleton found in the Bulgarian coastal town of Sozopol. This skeleton, like a number of other ones found in proximity to it, had its chest impaled with an iron rod upon discovery. It is believed to be indicative of some sort of exorcistic ritual against vampirism - a cultural phenomenon widely spread and rooted, even to this day, in European folklore. In Bulgaria alone, over 100 skeletons of this manner have been excavated, and it is not a phenomenon significative to that country alone. Especially in the mid-to-south-eastern regions of Europe, the vampire is well anchored in the socio-cultural spirit.
Although the conception of the vampire through-out European history differs a lot from more modern examples of fiction, such as Count Dracula, these archaelogical finds interestingly cements - far beyond Hollywood cinema and popular culture - the concept of heart impalement as means of slaying a vampire, and indicates that the idea of vampirism is a timeless mythological and folkloristic conception.
Apparition of a Couple in the Desert, 1946