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Paranormal investigator fills own home with collection of the macabre

By T.K. Randall
May 16, 2024 · Comment icon 11 comments

Her collection is unusual to say the least... (file photo) Image Credit: Pixabay / Veronicatxoxo
33-year-old Rebecca Galentine has attracted quite a following online thanks to her unusual taste in collectibles.
Galentine, who lives in Connecticut, gained a fascination with the paranormal and the macabre at a young age and has spent many years growing a sizable collection of unnerving objects.

"I have deeply personal pieces that feel like they have a soul," she said. "It's not driven by value - each piece came from a person who lived and it represented them as a person."

Such pieces include bags of human teeth, cursed dolls, used coffins and toe tags from morgues.

"There's so much personal history from people who lived normal lives that have essentially been wiped from history," she said. "The only way they can be remembered is by saving these things."
Galentine's unusual collection has certainly proved popular as she now has over 800,000 followers on TikTok and many more across various other social media platforms.

"We have an allegedly haunted wheelchair from a hospital," she said. "The person who gave it to me didn't want it in their house."

"I bought a memorial piece for a baby who died in 1906, for $8 at an auction."

"I also have a chain of human hair from a guy who was in prison for murder - he made the chain from his victim's wife's hair."



Source: News24.com | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by Ell 1 month ago
Scam artists are business people: in order to earn income, one has to invest in the necessaries.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Alchopwn 1 month ago
I hope everyone realizes that I am here for my health.  My personal trainer insisted that I needed to watch macabres. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
Um, we already have a Wednesday Adams, while I've earned an okay living from goth industrial dark side of the dial music since the 80s I find too many goths especially elder goths take things way too serious, If I had more money I would have a better collection myself I like religious items and the occult, anything people put faith and beliefs in and idk why I dig that stuff I like old sideshow props and gaffs I don't really like real remains human or animal, I don't like things just for shock value. My house is zoned for business was a b&b in the 40s I considered using the first floor and... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Bed of chaos 1 month ago
I've seen similar claims on Ebay like -this 5$ discount bin, doll or painting is haunted, so I'm charging 1000$.
Comment icon #6 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
Yeah but it works, granted I don't do it and I used to think those who do were lowlifes taking advantage of the naive and credious now if a person wants to buy haunted zither or enchanted jock strap that's a them thing, I did joke with my realtor saying when she told me the house is haunted if it isn't do I get a refund? I sold a big artist made silver and amethyst ring to a cat for 125 sure enough I see it relisted weeks later with a total made up tale about it being haunted and cursed, and several hundred added to the price.
Comment icon #7 Posted by openozy 1 month ago
Anyone who is genuinely into the paranormal wouldn't want any of her collection near them and sorry Rebecca but you are no Morticia.
Comment icon #8 Posted by GoodReality 1 month ago
Came across a plethora of "dybbuk boxes" on eBay years ago all wanting $100+
Comment icon #9 Posted by the13bats 1 month ago
I don't know deep details but Ed Warren had a nice collection of haunted junk ( alleged ) he wouldn't let unbiased researchers near it saying it would harm them, what a load of hooey, like a Ouija being a portal more than monopoly or shoots and ladders, When Ed Warren pasted seems the stuff was auctioned and sold I sure would not be superstitious or scared of owning it, That's my cut in stone best advice if you have issues with hauntings or ghosts beating you up be a skeptic they never pester us.
Comment icon #10 Posted by XenoFish 30 days ago
Don't ask for a Goth GF if you can't handle a Goth GF.
Comment icon #11 Posted by the13bats 27 days ago
Most aren't that looney


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