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Eldorado

The 1887 ghost with face of fire that left people bedbound from shock

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Eldorado
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A ghost said to have a face of fire tormented parts of Wirral and even left some people bedbound with shock.

The ghoul is said to have terrorised residents with its supernatural appearances and smell of sulphur, with an appearance not unlike the modern comic book anti-hero Ghost Rider.

In a news report about the sightings just before Halloween on Saturday, October 29, 1887, the figure is described as having a face "smeared with phosphorus, which gives the appearance of a ball of fire".

Full story at MSN: Link

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acute
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Demonic entities are often accompanied by the smell of a rotting corpse/ sulphur/ rotten eggs.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_Castle#Haunting

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The castle is allegedly haunted by a sinister elemental spirit referred to only as "It".

The creature is described by Mildred Darby as being about the size of a sheep, with a human face, black holes for eyes and a nose and giving off the smell of a rotting corpse.

 

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Jon the frog

Ghost rider was lost in time...

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Orphalesion

See this is sorta (sorta) connected to an idea I had about the Gorgons (No I don't believe Gorgons to be real). In the original Myth people turned to stone if they saw the face of a Gorgon because it was so ugly/terrifying. And here people go "bed-bound with shock" from seeing a ghost with a burning face. I wager today people wouldn't go into quite as big a shock over a ghost with a burning face, because people tend to be desensitised from movies and such.
So..in the same vein I'm wondering, could you make yourself immune to being turned to stone by a Gorgon simply by desensitising yourself by looking at ugly/disturbing creatures beforehand?

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papageorge1

1887 and no one could get us an early cell phone picture of this? Oh well, the skeptics would have called it an early version of photoshop anyway.

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Seti42

Newspaper publishes the story just before Halloween.

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Peterk505

heh - the vindaloo was stronger in those days...

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Gilbert Syndrome
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7 hours ago, Seti42 said:

Newspaper publishes the story just before Halloween.

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Pretty much. This is a rehashed version of the story that Tom Slemen wrote about in one of his enjoyable but not very factual books. That Jocelyn-whats-her-name from Mysterious Universe seems to regurgitate a lot of his stories while seemingly swallowing them whole like they're truth taters. Tom is a storyteller, that gets lost on a lot of people. 

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mesuma

Hey, baby, baby, baby he's screamin' away

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razman
On 7/3/2021 at 6:07 PM, Orphalesion said:

See this is sorta (sorta) connected to an idea I had about the Gorgons (No I don't believe Gorgons to be real). In the original Myth people turned to stone if they saw the face of a Gorgon because it was so ugly/terrifying. And here people go "bed-bound with shock" from seeing a ghost with a burning face. I wager today people wouldn't go into quite as big a shock over a ghost with a burning face, because people tend to be desensitised from movies and such.
So..in the same vein I'm wondering, could you make yourself immune to being turned to stone by a Gorgon simply by desensitising yourself by looking at ugly/disturbing creatures beforehand?

Maybe they would pull out a cellphone and the pic would be so blurry , it wouldn't be clear enough to cause an issue.

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RobertoIlias

They obviously need to have a pet eagle or hawk

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ThereWeAreThen
On 7/4/2021 at 3:43 PM, Seti42 said:

Newspaper publishes the story just before Halloween.

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Its stil a 99.999% Paranormal and 00.001% Logic. 

Sorry the Papameter is bia...always right.

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