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THE MYSTERY OF CAROLINE WALKER

A rather unusual story, The Town of Freiburg, Germany is known for one particular strange happening – every year. The local Town Cemetery (having been around since the 18th Century), saw the tragic death and burial of one Ms. Caroline Walker. Having died (possibly of sickness) – in 1867, She had a modest Family background. Her Family spent a vast sum in having a massive stone funerary image (crafted to resemble Caroline exactly) – placed over Her Grave. The ''stone'' Caroline is shown to this day reclining ''in Peace'' – as if asleep.

However, ever since Caroline died in 1867, ''someone'' has been placing fresh flowers into the hand of the funerary statue. It is claimed that the last of Her Family died out toward the end of the 19th Century. Not many ''modern'' Relative (if there were any), who continue the ''tradition'' – every anniversary of Her death. And while some of The World's ''most famous'' are still honored this way – Caroline was a ''regular and unassuming'' Person. Just who is still placing the flowers Some claim that the practice is part of the Town's way of fostering tourism – especially to those of a ''paranormal'' nature. The Town Government says that even with Guards posted, the flowers ''appear''. No doubt it is a hoax, or perhaps Caroline (who reportedly loved flowers), is still ''receiving such'' from a Ghostly admirer.

 

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WICKER MAN

A supposed ritual practice of several Pagan Religions and beliefs, The ''Wicker Man'' can be traced as far back as the 4th Century BC (when witnessed by various Roman Historians). The practice is linked to various seasonal rituals held to honor deities (Gods and Goddesses) as well as a form of ''sacrificial offering'' for the infusion of power and fortune. Most Wicker Man celebrations are closely associated with Druid, Wiccan and related belief systems as well. Traditionally, a human figure is constructed of organic material (hay, reeds, wood etc). Often Male by appearance, these figures are often quite large (from 8-feet to as large as 15-feet in height). After a suitable celebration of food and other offerings, The ''Wicker Man'' was traditionally set ablaze and allowed to burn down to ashes. This was seen as a high offering to the intended ritual celebration.

Although regulated to the realm of the Horror Movie, Wicker Men figures were once claimed to be used to actually sacrifice humans (tied inside a wooden cage inside the figure), as a form of ''Black Offering''. Much of this myth was created during The Middle Ages as a method of establishing Witchcraft practices. The vast majority of religions and beliefs that used Wicker Men were not Satanic or evil in nature. Some cite that the practice was the actual origin of the Bon Fire.

 

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THE WITCH OF BERKELY

In a cautionary tale from medieval Berkely, England – comes the story of a Witch who ''sold Her Soul'' to The Devil. In exchange, She requested ''great wealth and power''. Easily granted. However, as She grew old and Her death was soon in coming, The Witch concocted a plan to evade Her ''due''. Leaving instructions to Her Family, when she died – they were to wrap Her body into a ''magically treated'' animal hide. Next, her remains were to be sealed into a stone coffin – which was then further secured with three great chains. The Family was to hold watch over Her for a period of three days (it was said if The Devil did not collect His Soul by then, One was free of one's ''contract''). The Family did as requested. Each night, a Demon attacked the Coffin – despite the valiant efforts of The Family. When the last chain was broken, The Devil himself appeared, riding a great black horse. The Horse's back was covered with ''long iron hooks, sharpened to a piercing point''. The ''Lord of Flies'' summoned forth the spirit of The Witch and threw Her onto the back of the demonic beast. Stuck fast, a great hole opened in The Earth and took The Witch of Berkely to her ''just reward'' – screaming as She went.

 

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''KATIE KING''

Both a term and a supposed phenomenon – ''Katie King'' was a fixture of London and later World Newspapers in the 1870s and later 1880s. The Medium Florence Cook claimed that ''Katie'' was a ''Spirit Control'' who would manifest thru Her during Seances. In explanation, a ''Spirit Control'' is a reputed Spirit (sometimes seen as a Guide), that when summoned, controls and organizes other Spirits seeking to contact The Medium. The primary difference with a Guide and Control, is that Controls are ''known'' (or were), to attempt to physically manifest themselves by taking over the physical appearance of The Medium. Rarely seen in the late 19th Century, only (1) known supposed photograph exists of the so-called phenomenon.

In Cook's case, ''Katie'' was investigated by several prominent early Paranormal investigators. Several Seance's were monitors and in most cases, the phenomenon was almost immediately seen as a hoax. Despite this, many of ''Katie's'' followers still believed that ''She'' could manifest. After the last somewhat public expose regarding Cook being a fraud, ''Katie'' vanished from European paranormal encounters. ''She'' would reappear in New York City in the 1880s, by two American Mediums. These encounters were seen as attempts to cash in on the former sensationalism, due to the massive amounts of News articles which existed at the time. ''Katie'' was not ''seen'' again after the 1890s.

 

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THE UNUSUAL CASE OF MARY TOFT

Mary Toft. Perhaps an unassuming and meaningless name to most. But in 18th Century Surrey, England – this girl fooled learned Doctors to such a degree that Her extraordinary tale was even investigated by King George I. This was perhaps Mary's undoing. But that is for later. Mary's tale goes as such. Mary was a Peasant Girl, born in 1701. A Field Worker at 24, at some point – Mary became pregnant. But early in Her birthing, she miscarried. This is were it started. Mary had a Mid-Wife who delivered what appeared to be ''animal parts'' from Mary. The animal pieces were identified (at first as rabbits). How could a human woman give birth (as it were) – to a rabbit

The news of the strange ''birth'' reached a Local Doctor who came to surrey to investigate. Mary had indeed become pregnant and given birth to ''something''. Later in the year, Mary was pregnant again. The Doctor was called, but when He arrived, Mary had again miscarried. Examining the more fresh afterbirth, the Doctor was quite convinced that Mary did in fact (as before) given birth to a series of Rabbits. Naturally, the news of such a miracle spread thru the English Medical Community. Mary became somewhat famous. Again, in the late 1720s, Mary was pregnant again. This time it appeared She would go to full term. Doctors were standing by for the miracle. But Mary grew very ill this time. Her Mid-Wife could not control the bleeding. This brought in King George Ist personal Physician. The King too had taken interest in Mary.

Mary miscarried yet again. This time The Doctor noticed that Mary was suffering from a severe infection. The pieces of ''animal'' looked more cat-like. The Doctor then examined Mary's ''lower extremities''. He saw Mary for the fraud She was. Apparently, Mary was convinced that She could become famous and generate monies (easier that working in fields), by ''widening Her internal feminine structures'' and placing animal parts inside. She would then ''give birth'' to the horrid and rather vile ''miscarriage''. After so many attempts, Mary had developed a form of Sepsis. She should have died. She probably wished she was. The King was furious with all the past Doctors who were fooled by the obvious charade. Most people, who respected The Medical Arts, now looked at Doctors as jokes. It would take many years before their reputation would recover. As for Mary, She was deemed a ''Fraud'' and imprisoned for life. This was commuted and She would live out Her life to the age of 62 – ridiculed and reviled no matter were She went.

 

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NYMPHOLEPSY

The ''term'' Nympholepsy was coined in Ancient Greece. It was associated with the belief that a Human could be ''possessed'' or otherwise ''controlled'' by the supernatural creature known as a Nymph. As we have read, there are MANY forms of the species (throughout The World) of Nymphs. They are traditionally female, but male versions are known to exist as well. The Greeks stated that the ''effect'' happened when a Human Man ''stared'' or otherwise ''gazed into'' the eyes of a Nymph. A violent ''shaking'' or convulsion would immediately take effect. Within minutes, the victim was a ''stark raving Madman''. Only the Nymph had the ability to ''calm'' Her victim. As being enchanted, the victim was given a host of responsibilities by His ''new'' Mistress. Normally, this could be gathering food and even procreation. The primary vocation for the victim was protection of His ''charge''. Only when the Nymph was killed (or died) – would the spell be broken.

 

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''SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS''

The ideology of ''Seven League Boots'' (as a literary component), is related to most European Countries, and can be traced back to perhaps as early as the 14th Century AD. Used as a ''magical component'' in stories, the ''hook'' is that such magical footwear is the ultimate prize given to those who achieve some form of greatness or overcome some impossible task. As a reward, the boots ''allow'' it's wearer to make ''great strides or leaps'' of several miles with one stride.

 

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SOL

While the term ''Sol'' is relative to identifying The Sun, in was also the name given by Norse Mythology for the Goddess also identified as the ''source'' of ''all light'' in The Sky. Sol was seen as a rare feminine Deity in Norse Religious Beliefs. She is also known as Sunna. Although much older, Her name first appeared in writings dating to the 9th Century AD. Attributes of Sol would also be adopted into Ancient Roman Beliefs as well.

 

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TOMOR

According to albanian Mythology, ''Tomor'' was the primary ''Creator Being''. He is also known as ''Baba Tomor''. Perhaps centuries old, Tomor was portrayed in art as an ''Old Man'' with a ''long white beard''. This imparted ''Wisdom''. Even Old, Tomor was described as being quite handsome. He is accompanied by Twin Female Spirits and Eagles (which spread His Blessings when He was pleased with Humankind).

 

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WARLOCK

The Male counterpart of a Female Witch – ''Warlock'' traces it's origin as a word from first The Norse (7th Century) and later Old English (which was adopted with The Norse Invasions of England around the 9th Century). Seen as a ''Caller of Spirits'', Warlocks may not have been seen as evil at first. Many were possibly Male Herbalists and Folk Healers. With the adoption of Christianity, all forms of Folk Magic and Pagan Practices were seen as evil and banned. Any Warlock found practicing such were tried and executed. The Medieval Era saw Warlocks ''painted'' in a more darker light. Seen as Sorcerers and developers of Evil in The World – much of their ''evil'' was due to literary development in the 15th Century forward. At one point both a Magician and Warlock were seen as one in the same.

 

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''THE SEVEN SLEEPERS''

An tale told in both Christian and Islamic Cultures – The ''Seven Sleepers'' is seen a myth. Also known as ''The People of The Cave'', the tale dates to the 4th Century AD. The ''Sleepers'' were said to be Christian Martyrs who had escaped Rome's persecutions. Captured and brought back to The Emperor's justice, He ordered them to be sealed into a Cave, deep within the Desert. The Martyrs prayed to God to be delivered from the slow and certain death. They all were said to fall into a deep sleep. So deep a sleep, that they stayed in ''suspended animation'' for over 400 years! Discovered and set free into a ''New World'', The ''Seven Sleepers'' were seen as proof of God's Power over Life and Death (as their story is used to illustrate).

 

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THE COUNT OF ST. GERMAIN

Perhaps no other ''person'' in History can best be put forth as an example of ultimate ''strangeness''. His real name is unknown or at best so obscured, but it is thought that The Count was the Son of a Transylvanian Prince. He may have been born around 1691. Considered to be one of the most ''learned'' of Men in all disciplines of Science, Math, Philosophy etc – The Count had the ''ear'' of many of Europe's Royalty and most influential Person of The Age. In this is the problem. The Count it seems – did not age and His ''exploits'' go well into the 19th Century. How is this possible. Some say the Count was in fact a Vampire (as we shall see). Others, One who finally cracked the elusive methods of prolonging One's Life thru Alchemy. Other, cite The Count and His ''long life'' – part of an elaborate hoax, kept ''alive'' for generations.

The Count was known in The Courts of many. Kings and Queens, delighted in His seemingly endless knowledge of all things. His ability to convey images from the past was so perfect, many could say that it was as if He had lived thru them. The Count also had several quirks – known by all. He never ate in Public, and rarely drank wine. He was also seldom seen during the daytime. After several years living in one location, The Count would relocate to another – reestablishing Himself. Many who knew The Count also could not quite place His accent. He could speak so many languages with ease, that His very accent was hard to place.

The Count also was employed by many of Europe's Royalty as their Personal Diplomat and Envoy. This was based on His ease in relating to all who He spoke with. The Count was also an avid Composer of Music, with many of His works surviving today. Historically, it is ''recorded'' that The Count ''died'' in 1779. This is where the tale turns. At around this time, another Count of St. Germain ''appears'' in Colonial New York (America) and would assume much of ''His'' former fame as a ''Resident Genius''. He would migrate to New Orleans, Louisiana at the turn of the Century (19th Century).

Becoming well known in Social circles, The Count was well known for His Parties and Gatherings. Anyone who was ''anyone'' would do ''anything'' to be so invited. The Count's parties lasted days and were known for the finest food, drink and entertainment. His knowledge was impeccable especially when relating The Past. Then around 1805, in the street below The Counts Residence, the body of a Prostitute was found by Police. The Woman had thrown herself off the balcony of The Count's Home. Still alive (briefly), She related that The Count had tried to ''bite her neck''. He had stated that He ''needed Her Blood to live''. The woman died soon after Her ''deathbed confession '' and The Police at first looked upon the woman as ''insane'' (owing to The Count's reputation). Still – by protocol, The Police called on The Count. They asked Him to present Himself at Police Headquarters for an informal accounting go the night's events. The Count said He would without hesitation.

As the morning became afternoon and later evening, The Count had still not reported to The Police. When they went around to His Home, they found The Count and all of His possessions – gone (almost as if He had never been there). Some cite that this Count was actually the real Son of the original Count St. Germain, who keep His Father's ''memory alive'' by assuming His personality and former fame. But what was odd, way that they both looked exactly alike – too alike in fact. When The Police interviewed those who attended The Count's Party that night, they all remarked on how The Count went on about immortality and that ''He'' had found ''a solution for the problem''. Thinking Him drunk, most humored him. The Count stated that He was ''very close to having a formula which would grant eternal life''. His problem was that he needed massive amounts of human blood to make ''it work''. Again most laughed.

Since New Orleans, The Count was never seen again. Although some would later claim to have seen Him in New York and other major US Cities, no real proof of The Count ever appeared again.

 

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DONAS DE FUERA

Sicilian by Origin, the ''Dona de Fuera'' is a myth going back centuries. These were Being's (Female), who were associated with several other European ''Creatures'' – namely a Witch). Their name translates to ''Ladies From The Outside'' (relating to The Donas being ''set apart'' from ''regular'' Society). Some Regions also cite The Donas as more akin to Fairies). Although human-like, and quite stunning – they hat the feet of a Cat (sometimes a Horse's hooves). They traveled in groups of 7. This organization was called a ''Company''. Dona Companies loved in woods and while they shunned human contact, if a Man, Woman or Child did make such, they would welcome them. Attributed to Witchcraft due to Italy's version of The Inquisition – many women were accused of being Dona's in human disguise. As as such, many were executed (as well as a few Men). The most ''telling'' method of detection for a ''humanized'' Dona, was that a true Dona could not say the very name of The Virgin ''Mary'' (or so it was said).

 

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SANDMAN

Most Cultures have a myth regarding a ''kindly'' Spirit Being responsible for sleep and dreams. Western Culture calls Him The ''Sandman''. With most of these stories, ''He'' comes at night and ''sprinkles'' magical ''sand'' (or sometimes dust), into the eyes of sleepy Children (and some Adults). As a result of instant sleep, the recipient receives ''pleasant dreams''. Most portrayed in art and Literature as an ''Old Man'' often wearing a sleeping gown and cap – The Sandman actually still endures as a Childhood ''fable''.

However, in some Countries, The Sandman takes on an almost ''demonic'' guise. In the darker vein, The Sandman ''prowls'' the night ion search of Children who disobey their Parents and fail to fall to sleep. These Children have ''sand'' thrown into their eyes – which causes them to ''fall out'' The Sandman then collects the errant eyeballs and takes them back to The Moon (where He lives) – and ''feeds them to His Children!'' Back to the more ''gentle version'' – it is said that the dried fluid often expelled from the eye at night (for some) – and called humorously as ''sleep'', is in reality the dried sand that The Sandman threw the night before.

 

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MARI

In Basque Mythology, Mari is a ''Creation Deity'' which goes back for Eons. She is the Wife of Sugaar – the ''prime'' Creator of Life. Mari is also associated with weather as well as fertility. She is said to ''live'' in various locations throughout Spain. It is said that when Mari is dwelling inside Her magical Cave, weather is dry and calm. When She is ''about'', rain will happen. As such, Mario's association with fertility was created. With rain come crop grow.

Mari has a Court of associates known as Sorginak. These are best seen as a form of Witch, although they were never Human. Both Male and Female forms exist. They advise Mari on a variety of issues and are known to carry Her pleasure (or lack of), to Humanity. With the advent of Christianity, ''Mari'' was adopted into ''Mary'', Mother of Christ and likewise venerated.

 

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''THE SPIDER BITE''

While we have seen the ''power'' of Urban Legends, and their easy comparison to similar variations from The Middle Ages, most ''Modern'' tales are calculated at being far more ''creepier'' and meant to entice fear rather that being cautionary tales (although some tellings are as well). Perhaps the most ''unnerving'' example would be the story of ''The Spider Bite''. Traced possibly to the 1970s (although some may cite the 1840s as well) in several European Countries, versions have since migrated to all over The World.

The basic version involves a vain Girl who awakens one morning to find a blemish on Her face (pimple). A ''right of passage'' for most of us, the Girl cannot stand the sight of it. Her Mother advises to let it ''come to a head'' and ''not to pick at it). Day after day, the blemish grows in size until the Girl can no longer wait. She ''pops'' the offending ''zit'' only to find Her face ''bursting open'' and thousands of ''baby spiders'' rushing out. The ''pimple'' was in reality....a Spider's bite (one which resulted in the laying of eggs). Relaters of the story will tell you it is ''absolutely true''.

While some parasites can exist under a human's skin (and some revolting medicals cases have been known to be true), no clear cut case of spiders coming forth from blemishes have been recorded...''Or So It Is Said!''

 

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''BLACK EYED CHILDREN''

Both a Modern and a possible 17th Century AD ''Urban Legend'', the ''Black Eyed Children'' are said to be the physical manifestation of a Demon, in either Male or Female guise. Quite normal in overall appearance, their most striking feature is that of their coal black (entirely) eyes! They are also associated with haunted houses and related structures. In Folk Tales, The ''Black Eyed'' are found wandering down lonely road (unattended) or ''showing up'' at One's doorstep – looking for ''help''. This should not be given, for if done, The ''Child'' will vanish and The Demon will possess either You or your home. ''Black Eyed'' are also used in more modern Horror Film genres, with equally creepy effect.

 

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OCEANUS

From Greek Mythology – ''Oceanus'' comes from The Age of Titans, before The Olympian Gods. As we have seen, it was they that rules the Heavens and Universe before their climatic battle with The Olympians (and their downfall). Oceanus was the Son of Uranus and was seen as The Good of Water (Rivers) and all life therein. It was said that a Great ''River in The Heavens'' circled The Earth. It was from, this that rain fell to The Earth. Oceanus ensured this did not run ''dry''. His daughters were Nymph-like creatures known as Oceanids. They served Oceanus and carried out His wishes. Later, much of His origins and traits would be absorbed into the later Greek God – Poseidon.

 

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THE ''SKELETON INSIDE THE TREE''

An interesting Urban Myth, The ''Skeleton Inside A Tree'' is meant to convey that – as the story goes, a group of Lumbermen were felling trees in a forest. When they cut down a particular tree, in was found to be partially hollow. Further, a Human skeleton was found inside the hollow. One is unclear IF the tree grew around and into the Skeleton, or did ''someone'' hide inside the tree hollow – got stuck and could not get out. The Origins of this tale have a slight basis in truth. We must first turn to The Northwest Indian War (1785-1795), between a young United States and The Western Confederacy of Tribes (supported tacitly by Britain and France). It was at the particular brutal Battle of The Wabash, that American Forces under Arthur St. Clair, were nearly slaughtered by Native Americas.

An American Officer managed to escape the massacre, running into the forest and climbing into the hollow of a tree (to hide). Unable to extricate himself, He supposedly starved to death inside. Decades later, Woodsmen ''found'' His remains inside. While some cite that the entirety of the tale was faked (or perhaps made into Frontier Legend), no real proof of the incident has ever been found...and neither was the final resting place of the Officer in question!

 

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''THE MAN UNDER THE CAR''

An Urban Myth also known as ''The Ankle Slicer'', this tale has it's origins in The United States, from roughly the 1990s. In an unspecified City, Women who park their vehicles in Public Garages best beware. As the Victim walks to their car – an unknown ''person'' (hiding under said vehicle) – slashes out with a knife, cutting the Achilles Tendon of their intended. As such, the injury makes any movement or ability to stand impossible. Falling to the ground, our ''Psychopath'' proceeds to cut the throat of The Driver. Once dead, ''He'' (or perhaps She) – will steal the dead Drivers belongs – and Car! The exact reasoning is not known. The story is one designed to more ''terrify'' than provide a cause. Something to ''think about'' when One is ''walking'' to their Car.......in a Garage.....ALONE!

 

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POPE HONORIUS' GRIMOIRE

As we have seen, ''Grimoires'' were ''Magic (Spell Casting) ''textbooks'' – often compiled by Practitioners of The ''Dark Arts''. Some were also associated with Witchcraft. It would therefore seem strange that a Catholic Pope would compile (write) His ''own'' version. While many Historians will state that the so-called ''Grimoire of Pope Honorius'' was a piece of ''literary pomp'' designed to ''cash in'' on the popular ''Demonology'' essays and related works popular in the 17th Century AD. As to why The Grimoire was supposedly written by a Pope? If genuine, many think that it is an example of using ''Evil to Fight Evil''. Written ''for'' Priests and related Clergy – The Grimoire details spells and such to combat Demons and The Devil. The Catholic Church finds no historical proof of such a book being authorized – by a Papal Leader or otherwise.

 

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''THE RED HOUSE''

A rather dilapidated structure stands near The Village of San Ildefonso, Philippine Islands. Known locally as ''Bahay Na Pula'' or ''The Red House'', this structure is perhaps one of the most haunted places on The Island. It stands as mute testimony to the atrocities committed by Imperial Japanese Forces on The Filipino Peoples during World War II. Originally built in 1929 by Spanish Colonists as a Hacienda to a surrounding Plantation, the ''home'' was of wooden construction and painted Red in color. During The Japanese Army Occupation, ''The Red House'' served first as Regional Headquarters and later as a ''pleasure house'' (but more of this to follow).

Japanese Intelligence found that the Region was rife with Resistance Fighters – and The Village of San Ildefonso was seen as a ''nest''. Many of the the Men from Town (as many as 300), were taken to The Red House. All were tortured and murdered in extremely heinous manners. All were buried in mass graves (many of which are still there). However, The Red House earned it's even more infamous name from it being used by The Japanese as a ''pleasure house''. Local women (some say in the hundreds), were taken by force to the house and subjected to rape and other forms of sexual depravity. Many died (were killed) by The Japanese – but some did survive. These few living ''veterans'' are quite revered by The Philippine Government as National Heroes.

While many have felt over the years that The Red House needs to be torn down (it is rather amazing that it still has survived years of storm damage and overall neglect). Other want it to remain (even conserved) as a monument to The Japanese atrocities (of which Japan still has not apologized to The Philippine Government) – committed.

Over the years, most Locals avoid The Red House and surrounding grounds. Reports of Orbs, ''shapes'' seen wandering through The House (without any light source it seems), and even screams and cries for help – are often heard. Many say they still ''see'' the repeated ''images'' of the many men being killed by the Japanese (in an almost ghostly repeat of events long past).

 

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''CIRCLED SQUARE''

An image common in Ancient Alchemy, the ''Circled Square'' was the symbol used to identify the ''concept'' of The Philosopher's Stone. It was this ''formula'' by which an Alchemist was said to be able to ''make'' Gold from lead. While no conclusive formula has ever been found or replicated with success, the Circled Square was used on an Alchemist Chart to denote such. Shown as a Circle, inserted inside is a triangle shape, into which is placed a square and into this – a circle.

 

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ENOCHIAN

John Dee, a 16th Century Philosopher, Scientist and ''Master of Disciplines'' – ''discovered'' what is deemed (by some), an ancient and unknown language, called ''Enochian'' (named after The Old Testament Prophet, Enoch). The construction of the language was found by the very controversial (then) practice of using Mediumship and combining such with contemporary Science. While such men as Dee ''walked a fine line'' with The Church (who outlawed ALL form of Witchcraft). On more than one occasion, Dee came ''close'' to the ''Stake''. Dee saw much of His ''luck'' in avoidance of this due to the fact that He was ''personal Advisor'' to Queen Elizabeth I.

According to Dee's ''sources'', Enochian is the ''language of The Angels in Heaven''. When it is revealed to Man, it is done so – that Man can understand it with ''His'' mind and language. The same Enochian was also attributed to the earliest languages of Biblical Man (Adam and Eve). When they were ''expelled'' from The Garden of Eden, so too did they lose their ''understanding'' of Enochian.

John Dee developed (with the help of ''Seer'' Edward Kelley), constructed a rudimentary alphabet and actually published a booklet on ''how'' to speak it. Coming under intense scrutiny by The Church, Dee's ''protection'' from The Queen no doubt saved His life. She found the topic ''interesting''. Modern Historians however, find many faults and problems with what is seen – as ''made-up'' language, possibly contrived to ''impress'' both The Scientific Community and The Queen Herself. Encohian was also adopted into various modern-Pagan Religious practices as well.

 

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''CIRCLED DOT''

Another Alchemy Symbol, The ''Circled Dot'' was also used as a Talisman to ''ward off'' Evil intentions. Many Cultures used a variation on the symbol. For Alchemist usage, it meant ''pure'' Gold (not created by formula). The Ancients (perhaps as old as 20,000 years) - also used The Circled Dot to identify various Sun Gods. It can still be found in various forms – used with Brand Logos.

 

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