Bride of Frankenstein, Walking Dead, Ghosts in the Mirror

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Don Wildman investigates a cracked plaque that tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead, a crudely made whip which was used in a blood-chilling voodoo practice and an antique mirror which some say is a portal to the world of the dead.

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Fort East Martello Museum
Fort East Martello Museum

Fort East Martello Museum

At the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, FL, a cracked funerary plaque that once adorned a woman’s grave tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead. 960 1280

  

Elena Milagro de Hoyos

Elena Milagro de Hoyos

The beautiful Elena Milagro de Hoyos died in 1931 of tuberculosis, but while attempting to save her life, the doctor fell madly in love with her. After paying for her funeral and building her a mausoleum, the doctor stole her corpse and attempted to revive her. 960 1280

  

Bell-Willet Museum

Bell-Willet Museum

Just behind the Bell-Willett Museum in Adams, TN, sits a frontier-era log cabin that was the site of a harrowing series of ghostly encounters. 960 1280

  

Kansas Museum of History

Kansas Museum of History

Visitors to the Kansas Museum of History can see one of the first modern Halloween costumes on display. 960 1280

  

First Halloween Costume

First Halloween Costume

The orange and black paper frock is a fitting tribute to a turn-of-the-century woman who fought the mischief and mayhem plaguing her town by turning Halloween into a celebrated and joyous holiday. 960 1280

  

Myrtles Plantation

Myrtles Plantation

Prominently displayed in the lavish mansion at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Franscisville, LA, a massive antique mirror has sparked an otherworldly controversy. 960 1280

  

Myrtles Plantation Portal

Myrtles Plantation Portal

Is the mottled glass actually a portal to the world beyond the grave? Many believe that the mirror trapped the spirits of 2 girls and their mother after they were poisoned by their maid. 960 1280

  

State Historical Society of Iowa

State Historical Society of Iowa

On display at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines is a roughly crafted farm axe, once wielded by a homicidal maniac. 960 1280

  

Villisca

Villisca

The axe was used in the notorious (and still unsolved) murder of an entire family in the small town of Villisca. 960 1280

  

Voodoo Museum

Voodoo Museum

Amongst the many strange artifacts at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is a simple and crudely made whip that harkens back to a blood-chilling practice that defies belief. 960 1280

  

Angelina Narcisse

Angelina Narcisse

Haitians Angelina Narcisse and her brother Clarvius Narcisse, who was pronounced dead 18 years before reappearing in his village looking for his family. 960 1280

  

Puffer Fish

Puffer Fish

Researchers eventually discovered that Clarvius had been given a powder by a Haitian bokor (sorcerer) containing puffer-fish venom, a deadly poison that can cause symptoms that resemble death. Clarvius was pronounced dead, nailed into a coffin and buried, before being dug up, revived and forced to work as a slave on a plantation. 960 1280

  

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