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Bizarre Happenings in Cannock Chase, England

Located in Staffordshire England is an area of forest known as Cannock Chase. Cannock Chase not only has a dark history, but has also been known for its supernatural sightings. With murders, ghosts, UFOs, a black eyed girl, black dogs, werewolves, big cats, Bigfoot, Slenderman, and even a pig man, visitors to the forest will definitely not fall short of paranormal experiences.

In the mid 1960s, a series of tragic murders took place within Cannock Chase. The first was that of 9 year old Julia Taylor, who was lured into a car by a man claiming to be a friend of her mother. Her body was later discovered by a passing cyclist. The next two murders were Margaret Reynolds, who was only 6, and Diana Joytift who was only 5. They were found together in a ditch. The final victim was 7 year old Christine Darby found beneath brushwood Fortunately in 1968, after a 10 year old escaped from a man trying to force her into his car, police were able to obtain a license plate number. This, and evidence found in his home, led to the arrest of Raymond Morris. He was convicted and later died at HMP Preston Health Facility.

Whether related to the murders or not, the area is well known for sightings of a black eyed girl. Usually black eyed children, who resemble children except for their our black eyes, are found hitchhiking or standing at your front door, asking for help. No one knows what happens if you help them. However at Cannock Chase, visitors have reported seeing a black eyed girl after hearing strange laughter emanating through the forest. Another visitor reported seeing the girl after hearing screaming.

People have also reported sightings of a pigman on the area. Legend has it that during WWII scientists conducted a series of bizarre experiments. Supposedly they abducted a woman and hypnotized her. They then impregnated her with human-pig DNA seed. The purpose of this was to create a creature that the scientist could experiment on. An entire year later, after they assumed the experiment had failed, the woman gave birth. It was no normal baby. The baby had the head of a pig. Later on the creature disappeared into the woods of Cannock Chase. Now people report seeing a man with the head of a pig creeping around.

Sources (https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/29/mystery-black-eyed-child-sightings-cannock-chase-_n_5898988.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannock_Chase

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannock_Chase)

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The Wounds That Don’t Bleed by Paige Hawk

“Attending a conservative college isn’t easy for two hippies in the 1960s, but at least they have each other. While June comes to terms with her identity as a nonconformist, her boyfriend, Pat, is raped.  As Pat struggles to cope with what happened, June is distressed by his increasingly toxic habits and post traumatic episodes. Together they must learn how to address his pain, or risk losing each other forever.”

Reviews:

 alienhawk: “five out of five would read again. I loved the imagery. There were so many scenes that I saw and thought ‘man I wish I was there doing that’ Also I liked how she represented men being raped. Its not  a topic many people talk about. It was refreshing to see it out in the open and being handled professionally. 

cosmicarkhamprincess: I loved this book. It felt different, in a good way, than other books in this genre. Would definitely read it again and recommend to a friend,

Sher-Lynn: The characters Pat and June were so relatable. I could see bits and pieces of myself in both of them. Since they were highly likeable it made it hard to read about the pain and suffering they both had to go through. It was really well done though. Very realistic and really showed what PTSD can look like as well as the lengths some will go to to get rid of symptoms.  More importantly, it humanized the being suffering from it. You don’t see him as a symptom you see him as a human being. 

If you are interested in buying a copy of your own it is only 13.99 (compared to most 19.99 books in the store), on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Wounds-That-Dont-Bleed/dp/1688216650/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+wounds+that+dont+bleed&qid=1574280556&s=books&sr=1-1

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Now Available:

My debut book The Wounds That Don’t Bleed is officially available on Amazon in both digital and print formats! Click this link for more details or to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688216650/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+wounds+that+don%27t+bleed&qid=1573129908&sr=8-1

. Thank you to everyone who helped me along this journey. It would mean the world to me if you could support my passion by buying my book for yourself or as a gift (Christmas is coming!), leaving a #BookReview on amazon, and spreading the word to your friends/family.

Even though religion isn’t a primary theme, I’d like to note for those who are religious that the main character is initially uncomfortable with religion (like many individuals are at her age). However, please don’t let this discourage you from reading! She learns to embrace it in her own way.  

Thank you again for your support!

~ I don’t’ usually share things that are not spooky, however my sister just published her first ever book. I would appreciate if you all would check it out and possibly order a copy of your own! Trigger warning for rape though. Its not described but it is mentioned and plays a key part in the novel. 

our-spooky-world:

I had a recent experience!

I had a vivid dream of a ghost, I couldn’t see it but it would manifest as great fears people have. Near the end of the dream I was tasked with killing it, so it appeared to me as a cat to make it harder for me to kill it (I love cats). I fought with it and it obviously scratched me up and fought back. I never ended up being able to kill it before I woke up.

When I woke up, I had to go to the bathroom so I got straight up and went into the restroom. I looked in the mirror, and saw this on my chest. It faded alittle before I could take the photo but you can still see it.

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Doppelganger

One of the creepiest phenomenon’s on the planet is that of
Doppelgangers. A Doppelganger is an exact double of a person. Some call it an
evil twin. It is also known in Irish folklore as a Fetch. It is generally
thought that  seeing a Doppelganger is an
omen of bad luck.

For example, in 1617 John Donne, a famous poet, saw the
Doppelganger of his wife while she was away having a baby Only later he found out
she had given birth to a still born child.

Other famous examples include Catherine the Great. One
evening while she was lying in her bed, a number of servants came in and
frantically told her they had just seen her walking into the throne room. Not
long after she suffered a stroke, which eventually killed her a couple days later. 

Elizabeth I had a similar experience. She went into her
chambers one night only to find herself already lying in bed. This double
appeared deathly ill. Only a few days later Elizabeth herself died.

Finally, Abraham Lincoln described an experience in which he
went to look at himself in the mirror, only to find a Doppelganger looking back
at him. Purportedly the image looking back at him did not match up to his own
reflection. It looked pale and sickly. When he told his wife about it, she
claimed it meant he was going to be elected for a second term in office, but would
not live to see the end of it. She was right.

Sources: https://www.theconfessionalspodcast.com/the-blog/5-historical-figures-who-saw-their-doppelganger-and-then-died,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppelgänger

paigeehawk:

#IndieAuthor #Boho #Hippie #FlowerChild  #Books #Bookstagram #EndRape #Booktivism #Activism #Love #photooftheday #Reading #Booklovers #HistFic

Now Available:

My debut book The Wounds That Don’t Bleed is officially available on Amazon in both digital and print formats! Click this link for more details or to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688216650/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+wounds+that+don%27t+bleed&qid=1573129908&sr=8-1

. Thank you to everyone who helped me along this journey. It would mean the world to me if you could support my passion by buying my book for yourself or as a gift (Christmas is coming!), leaving a #BookReview on amazon, and spreading the word to your friends/family.

Even though religion isn’t a primary theme, I’d like to note for those who are religious that the main character is initially uncomfortable with religion (like many individuals are at her age). However, please don’t let this discourage you from reading! She learns to embrace it in her own way.  

Thank you again for your support!

~ I don’t’ usually share things that are not spooky, however my sister just published her first ever book. I would appreciate if you all would check it out and possibly order a copy of your own! Trigger warning for rape though. Its not described but it is mentioned and plays a key part in the novel. 

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