“Spooky Random Fact: #7”
Mmmmm…. the energy vampire…. As sexy as Hollywood makes the alluring vampire out to be, I wouldn’t want to be enticed by this fangless entity.
Unlike its popular counterpart, the energy vampire doesn’t have pearly white fangs that are waiting to pierce the warm flesh of its victims to taste the crimson nectar that we call blood. These preternatural beings are said to appear as shadows without any definite shape or form. How they “feed” is by finding a host (someone that the energy vampire can psychically latch onto) and drain the individual of their energy. This supernatural creature can emit negative energy that weighs its victim down emotionally, mentally and physically. Their victim can experience a great deal of exhaustion, possibly a lack of appetite and even depression that can become so intense through time that professional help may be required.
Read more at Vampires: Bloodthirsty or Energy Fed?
“Spooky Random Fact: #6”
Our subconscious reveals our deepest fears…. or does it?
When you sleep, do you have dreams of grandeur, or perhaps maybe even something of a darker origin? Has your deepest fear ever been revealed in a horrific nightmare?
Here’s something that might set your nerves on end. The word “nightmare” dates back from Old English times when the word “mare” referred to folkloric demons that terrorized people by sitting on their chests while the individuals slept, causing them to have haunting dreams. These so-called demons were often thought to be incubi and/or succubi. The prefix “night” was later added to articulate the dream condition.
So, just when your eyes are falling heavy and you’re about to drift off to sleep tonight, remember it’s only a dream…. or is it?
Sweet dreams, everyone…… ❤
Read more at “A Nightmarish Origin”.
“Spooky Random Fact: #5”
Sin Eaters: Not Your Typical Dinner Guests
The term “sin eater” refers to an individual that absolves the sins of the recently deceased. Consequently, by doing this it frees the soul of the one who passed on. This allows those who have died to eternally rest in peace and prevents the dead from getting trapped in the ghostly realm.
The ritual of a sin eater is the chanting of a prayer or spell prior to drinking wine and eating bread over the deceased individual’s body. Therefore, symbolically devouring their sins.
In past times, the individuals that took on the roles of sin eaters did so voluntarily and carried the sins of the deceased for the rest of their lives. In many cases, sin eaters were chosen from society’s destitute…… were still looked upon with little dignity.
Read more at Sin Eaters: Not Your Typical Dinner Guests
“Spooky Random Fact: #4”
“Suicide Forest”, full of despair and darkness.
Sounds like such a frightening place doesn’t it? It’s located at the northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan and is also known as Aokigahara. This fourteen square mile forest is so thick with trees and other natural formations that it makes it difficult to hear anything that doesn’t belong there.
If anyone wants to visit “Suicide Forest” (also known as the “Sea of Trees”), be forewarned for it harbors an egregious reputation. It’s reported to have an association with demons and more than fifty suicides took place among the woods in 2010.
Why the dark history? It’s believed that an old Japanese custom referred to as ubasute was practiced there until the 1800s and that the victims of this tragic era are to blame for the hauntings.
Read more at Suicide Forest
*** Note: Suicide is nothing to take lightly and should be treated as an extremely serious matter. The following is contact information for suicide prevention. ***
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (website) 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
“Spooky Random Fact: #3”
Mmmmm…. mysterious and oh so seductive……
Did you know that reports of incubi (plural for incubus) date way back to 2400 BC during Mesopotamia times. It was rumored that the hero, Gilgamesh’s father was Lilu, an incubus that supposedly aroused women in their sleep with his erogenous ways. The men from that era had their version as well, the succubus referred to as Lililu. Another tale comes from the Malleus Maleficarum in 1486 written by Heinrich Kramer. Kramer wrote that a succubus’s purpose was to seduce her victim and collect his semen. Then, the incubus would take the semen and use it to impregnate his female victim. With this theory, it gives explanation as to how demons sire children. These alleged children were called cambions who were often born cursed with birth defects and a sensitivity to the supernatural.
“Spooky Random Fact: #2”
The ominous number 666….. To many, this number automatically brings fear due to certain beliefs and popular society’s portrayal of negativity. However, according to the Angelic Realm (a realm that I work very closely with), this dreaded number actually has a very empowering meaning behind it.
The Angels (yes, those beautiful Light Beings from above) convey a very important message associated with the number 666. And no, it’s nothing demonic either, so lay that fear to rest.
When the number 666 comes to us, it’s a message for us to take a step back to re-evalute our current condition and learn to let go of the fear and material things that tend to take us off our spiritual journey. It’s a message that we need to bring our focus back to our hearts and learn to listen within so that we can reach a level of higher learning of love and compassion. You can say that it’s like a “warning” message that we are being too negative with our thoughts, therefore the path of our daily lives, and that we should regain control by reinforcing ourselves with the positive energy of love and light.
So, if you ever find yourself seeing this number, don’t fear it. Stop what you’re doing and take a moment of reflection and see how you can change your life for the better by incorporating the power of positive affirmation.
Always remember love and light, my friends!
“Spooky Random Fact: #1”
Doppelganger: German for “Ghostly Double” or “Double Walker”.
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, reported seeing his very own doppelganger in a dream just days prior to his assassination in April,1865?! Catherine II, popularly known as “Catherine the Great”, and even the “Heart of Hearts” poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley also reported seeing their doppelgangers prior to their deaths.
Pretty trippy stuff if you ask me. Read more at Doppelgangers & Black Eyed Kids