Monday, October 28, 2013

A Mystery Close To Home...!

We've looked at mysteries from all over the world, but here's one from my backyard...almost!

I had never heard of this particular mystery until I found it over at listverse! Thanks to them, I now have something close to home i can check out! Exciting, huh?

Black Hope Curse

If you have ever seen the movie Poltergeist, you’re aware of the idea that building homes on top of cemeteries is probably a horrendous idea. However, that seemingly natural line of thinking apparently never occurred to the people who built a series of upscale homes in a neighborhood outside of Houston, Texas, and what unfolded sounds extremely similar to the movie, to the point where you would think it’s based entirely on this unsolved mystery.

Two families, including the Haney family, found themselves in the midst of what appeared to be a real live haunting after moving into the neighborhood, particularly when, like in Poltergeist, they began to dig a pool only to discover human corpses under the ground. The corpses belonged to former slaves, and soon enough the Haneys began to notice strange things happening on their property, including strange sounds and items mysteriously moving. Another family, the Williams family, also lived in the area and claimed that whenever they attempted to plant anything in the soil, it would almost immediately die. At one point Jean Williams attempted to dig in an effort to find a body to prove they were living over a gravesite, and after becoming ill her daughter took over. Her daughter promptly suffered a heart attack and within two days, she was dead.

Ya know, maybe I don't want to study this mystery too closely. Last thing I need right now, is to be bothered by some Poltergeist. That kind of excitement is not for me!

Better have our coffee outside. The sun is shining, so let's take advantage of that fact!


Linda said...

That is spooky and extremely interesting. I don't believe in hauntings and poltergeists. However, I am not going to take chances, so would never live over a grave site.

Chickenmom said...

Owned a house once that was right next to an old, old, cemetery - even some Revolutionary War soldiers were buried there. A few years after we sold the house, we ran into the new owners. The wife asked me if we had ever noticed anything odd or strange about the place. I just smiled.
37 here - Let me borrow your stove - scrambled eggs for everyone!

linda m said...

Oh boy, someone has sunshine. I'll pass on the poltergeist if you don't mind. I already have a cloud over my head. Haha Cloudy, windy and cold here today - I think we will have an early winter.

Momlady said...

I surprised that building was allowed on the site. Guess some money went into someone's pocket.

JO said...

I would hate to live in those homes. And you know someone had to know that there was a cemetery there when they prepared the land for building. Creepy!

Coffee outside sounds really nice and around here it may be the last chance as of tomorrow our temps will be dropping by about 15 degrees. I'm OK with that.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Better to not take chances...just in case! Better safe than sorry!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Phyllis...
Sounds like a perfect chance to throw a little scare into someone!

Fresh eggs sounds pretty good!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
I hate to say it but we are headed back to a high of 84. Looks like a while until we get a touch of cooler weather again!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
Unfortunately that happens a lot! Probably more than we know!

Hey, thanks for coming by today!

Hey Jo...
I'm sure they knew, but just didn't care! After all, the almighty dollar is the most important, right?

Thanks, sweetie, for the visit today!

Sissy said...

I know about poltergeists! It is said they often work their wiles where children reside. Maybe this was the situation at my home of several years ago - you can read about it on my website:, which are ALL true

Because one "doesn't believe" in something doesn't make it less true. Some people are sensitives; then some are not.

I can use a hot cup of coffee after this chilling tale of graveyard and housing area.

BBC said...

I'm going to be cremated..

Mamahen said...

I think I would leave this one alone! Am I to late for scrambled eggs, they sure sound good. Enjoy the sunshine and thanks for the invite :))