Hello Everyone. Today I would like to announce the newly added category on Abnormal Realm called Encounters hosting stories of individual’s encounters with the paranormal. I welcome you to check out this section along with maybe sharing your own personal experiences with the unknown with us. This week’s posting features the story of Ka Lia as published from her blog THEEKALEEFUL.
Over the years, I learned about certain locations people avoid entering after dark and warn their children not to play in, as it’s rumored to be haunted, surrounded by death or told in some urban legend. There are few places within the world, where actual events occur revealing something unnatural lurking within and entering it would endanger your life. Such a place lies within Japan, at the foot of Mount Fuji, a forest called Aokigahara or the Sea of Trees.
The Bell Witch legend goes way back to the early 1800s when John Bell bought a property in the then called Red River, Tennessee and moved his family from North Carolina. The name of the town has since changed to Adams, Tennessee. John Bell acquired more land and he had a total acreage of 328 acres. He had six children in total, three born in North Carolina and three in Tennessee namely, Betsy, Richard and Joel. He began farming on his land and one day while he was out in the fields, he encountered a strange looking animal in the middle of the crops. He did the only natural thing he could do. He shot at it and missed, but it disappeared. However, later that night at the dinner table, the family began hearing strange noises and knocks on the walls of the family’s log house.
This week I received an email with a link to a YouTube video from an anonymous sender. The video I watched discussed about an alleged paranormal phenomenon occurring called the Black Stick Man which until viewing knew nothing about. In the video, this entity or entities have only been recently exposed as more sightings are reported. After watching this video, I done some research on the Black Stick Man and found knowledge of it originates off the Internet much like Sheepsquatch with next to nothing mentioned in books or newspapers articles prior to 1996. In my opinion, I question its authenticity, however here is the video to make your own judgment. If anyone recalls of any reported sightings made before the Internet like in a magazine or news article please contact me about it.
Back in the 80s, the local mall held a few Halloween events where children attended to paint, get free candy, see a puppet show or watch a magician. During this time, I went to one and had my first introduction to the concept of the Headless Horseman. At eight years old, I knew the adults were in costumes, however seeing someone walking around with no mask or no head had me bewildered in trying to figure out what I seen. To my relief, a head peeked through the chest to drink some pop revealing the man in a some costume. When I asked the individual what he dressed up as, his response was the Headless Horseman from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A few years would pass before I would read the story along with the myth of the Irish dullahan in the final installment about monsters of nightmares series.