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Believe it or not, we’re inviting paranormal researchers from the Society of the Supernatural to our Odditorium in Ocean City, Maryland!
On October 21st you can meet the experienced investigators one-on-one as they reveal some terrifying findings of previous investigations they’ve conducted at our Odditoriums. The Society of the Supernatural has completed extensive research since 1986! They’ve investigated places like Lucedio Monastery in northern Italy and Monroe House in Hartford City, Indiana.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to investigate the unknown? Then you won’t want to miss your opportunity to ask these experts your questions. Not only will the team be sharing their experiences, but they will also be hosting a meet-and-greet and book signing. Join us as they investigate our Ocean City Odditorium yet again. We promise you, you won’t want to miss it. Supernatural fans, if you’re unable to make it, don’t worry! You can view a live streaming of the SOS investigation on their YouTube Channel.
Members of the Society of the Supernatural
Here at Ripley’s, we’ve encountered some strange and bizarre places such as La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of The Dolls). The abandoned island embellished with hundreds of decaying dolls—some decapitated, others amputated—is located just south of Mexico City. According to legend, around 1950 Don Julian Santana abandoned his wife and child to live reclusively on Teshuilo Lake in the Xochimilco canals. Upon his arrival, he found a young girl that drowned accompanied by her floating doll.
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To honor her spirit, Santana began to transform the island into a shrine, collecting hundreds of dolls from the canals around him as well as in the trash for 50 years. Eventually, word got out, and people began to flock to the island, and for a small price, he began showing visitors his land.
Maybe the Society of the Supernatural will give this island an investigation? We sure hope so!
For 38 years, Sarah Winchester dedicated her life to building the Winchester Mystery House, a humble abode for the many spirits that haunted her.
The Winchester Mystery House is a home where stairs end abruptly at the ceilings, doors open onto brick walls, and glittered stained glass windows are adorned with spider web designs. Sarah held séances every night at midnight so the spirits could tell her what to build next!
The door that leads to nowhere. CC Spiel via Wikimedia Commons
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is the kind of place nightmares are made of, or so people say…The Waverly Hills Sanatorium continues to garner so much attention due to the paranormal manifestations people have claimed to have witnessed and felt. One of the most haunted places? The body chute. People say they see apparitions, shadows that seem to guard and haunt the tunnels, and, specifically, doctors opening and draining their patients. Yikes!
A hallway in the hospital with water on the floor at Waverly Hills Sanatorium. CC Lwp Kommunikáció
The Ripley’s Odditorium in Key West, Florida occupies what was once known as the Russel House Hostilary. In the 1800s, a well-known newsman was slain by a baker. Officially, a judge resolved the case by asserting the baker had died, but the baker actually escaped to South America. Ripley’s has since heard many tales of paranormal activity in the old hostilary and though Ripley’s cannot verify these accounts of paranormal activity, you can read the accounts we’ve heard below.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve visited any of these creepy destinations!
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