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Welcome to Day 8 of our Sirens Samhain Celebration!
Before we go further, let's announce the winner of our Handmade Scarf/Shawl by Vickie Clay...
Today's Music Selection: Samhain by Inkubus Skkubus
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Today's Article: Haunted Places in Maryland with Alexis Kennedy
Maryland's history is rife with all kinds of haunted stories. In a 1993 article in the Washington Post, reporter David Montgomery makes the observation that “The State of Maryland is the single largest local owner of haunted real estate”. I'll just share a few from my own experiences here.
The Jericho Bridge
Thomas Run Road
Thomas Run Road is host to one of the top community colleges in the nation- Harford Community College. It’s also host to a strange ghost tale a little further down the road.
There is a quaint community there called The Villages of Thomas Run (upper middle class neighborhood). Hundreds of witnesses of all ages over the years (dating back to the 1800’s, although the housing area hasn’t been there that long) have reported a man dressed completely in black with a stark-white face running through the neighborhood at various times, but mostly at night and in the rain. More than a few residents living near the woods have stated that someone is up to mischief around there- they will hear their doorbells ringing and when they answer, no one is around. Is it the “Tractor Man” (as he’s been affectionately named)?
Bottom Road Bridge
There are two ghostly tales on Bottom Road, which runs through several areas of Harford County and into Baltimore County, and there is a bridge over the Little Gunpowder River on Bottom Road.
The first tale involves the sighting of a little girl (ages have been reported from 4-7) at the narrow end of Bottom Road in a torn, bloody dress, holding a bloody teddy bear and crying. The sight is so startling that most travelers who have seen it, have actually stopped to help the little girl and when they do, she disappears.
The second is located at a certain area of Bottom Road where one must stop the car. At this point, once the car stops, everyone in the car gets the sensation that they are going backwards, even though the car is stopped on a flat road with no earthly reason for this sensation to occur.
Union Hotel Restaurant
Today's Cocktail is Apple Brandy Toddy with Ciel Luciole
Today's Recipe is Pumpkin Red Lentil Soup with Alexis Kennedy
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- Handmade Tempered Glass Black Pentacle Spirit Board
- Handmade Resin Pendulum
- Ritual Candle Set
- Hardcover Copy of the book - The Book of Shadows by Anastasia Greywolf
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That's it for today! Make it magical!