Hell House and the Haunted Tree
Fort Collins, CO
This is an interesting house. It has MANY stories to tell, but no facts to back up it’s claims. Lets start with that.
The Claims
There are a lot of different claims here. Some center around the house, some around the tree in the front. The locals call it Hell Tree and of course, Hell house.
One claim is of a white or grey blob figure seen floating around the property. I find it quit interesting that the descriptions aren’t “mists” or “apparition” but BLOB. Hmmm
Another claim is that when you walk around the property you will hear laughter. Some say its a little girl, others say it sounds like a woman, but always it’s female. This is accompanied by the sound of bells jingling.
Next is the claim that one second the tree is just a normal tree. But when you look back you see a noose swinging from the branch. I couldn’t even count how many stories I found with that claim. A few also said that it was not ONLY a noose, but a body as well. It seems to vanish just as silently and quickly as it appears.
Screams of men and women are heard in the house and on the grounds. Sometimes conversations and arguments accompany these screams.
Feelings seem to be a BIG factor in the legend of Hell house AND the tree. Every story I found state somewhere or another that as soon as they past the fence they became sick, scared, sad, angry, or all of the above. One woman reported that she was shoved back threw the fence by something that she said, “seemed like a mass of hatred”. People who get past the fence report that standing in front of Hell Tree they inexplicably started crying. They had no idea why, but they cried none the less. This also happens in the bathroom of the house. 
The History
The house was built by a man named George Strauss. The home is actually called Strauss Cabin. In 1907 he died when he got pinned under a fence during a flood and drowned.

The Undocumented History/Rumors
The house was owned by a VERY unstable man and his family. He had a wife and two daughters. I haven’t been able to find anything about their ages. He had caught a farm hand stealing from him and hanged him from the tree in front of the house. (Hell Tree).  This was just the next step in his failing mental health. 
The bank was about to foreclose on the farm and this pushed him over the edge. He hanged his remaining two farm hands from the Hell Tree. He then took a shot gun and shot and killed his wife. (She was taking a bath at the time.) He then found his two daughters and killed them. Some stories say he shot them, some say he suffocated them. Some stories have him killing his horses next, some stories don’t mention anything bout it. 
When he was done with his murderous rampage, he killed himself by hanging from the same tree as his farm hands.

Hell House and the Haunted Tree

Fort Collins, CO

This is an interesting house. It has MANY stories to tell, but no facts to back up it’s claims. Lets start with that.

The Claims

There are a lot of different claims here. Some center around the house, some around the tree in the front. The locals call it Hell Tree and of course, Hell house.

One claim is of a white or grey blob figure seen floating around the property. I find it quit interesting that the descriptions aren’t “mists” or “apparition” but BLOB. Hmmm

Another claim is that when you walk around the property you will hear laughter. Some say its a little girl, others say it sounds like a woman, but always it’s female. This is accompanied by the sound of bells jingling.

Next is the claim that one second the tree is just a normal tree. But when you look back you see a noose swinging from the branch. I couldn’t even count how many stories I found with that claim. A few also said that it was not ONLY a noose, but a body as well. It seems to vanish just as silently and quickly as it appears.

Screams of men and women are heard in the house and on the grounds. Sometimes conversations and arguments accompany these screams.

Feelings seem to be a BIG factor in the legend of Hell house AND the tree. Every story I found state somewhere or another that as soon as they past the fence they became sick, scared, sad, angry, or all of the above. One woman reported that she was shoved back threw the fence by something that she said, “seemed like a mass of hatred”. People who get past the fence report that standing in front of Hell Tree they inexplicably started crying. They had no idea why, but they cried none the less. This also happens in the bathroom of the house.

The History

The house was built by a man named George Strauss. The home is actually called Strauss Cabin. In 1907 he died when he got pinned under a fence during a flood and drowned.

The Undocumented History/Rumors

The house was owned by a VERY unstable man and his family. He had a wife and two daughters. I haven’t been able to find anything about their ages. He had caught a farm hand stealing from him and hanged him from the tree in front of the house. (Hell Tree).  This was just the next step in his failing mental health.

The bank was about to foreclose on the farm and this pushed him over the edge. He hanged his remaining two farm hands from the Hell Tree. He then took a shot gun and shot and killed his wife. (She was taking a bath at the time.) He then found his two daughters and killed them. Some stories say he shot them, some say he suffocated them. Some stories have him killing his horses next, some stories don’t mention anything bout it.

When he was done with his murderous rampage, he killed himself by hanging from the same tree as his farm hands.

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i-cant-spell-hockey asked: Any Northern Colorado stories?

Found one good one.

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Anonymous asked: I have dreams from my childhood play back in my brain and causes headaches when somebody says a certain thing or does a certain action, ( So far one of the things that causes the dreams to play back I found was Max and Ruby: Home Tweet Home) And I don't know why, what does it mean?

That is something I’ve never heard of before… Does anyone have any suggestions?

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If I began selling painted paranormal boxes and similar simple items would you buy them?

The Bridgewater Triangle

Map of the Bridgewater Triangle
Map of the Bridgewater Triangle

The Bridgewater Triangle Area

Although not an ‘official’ Vile Vortex, the inland Bridgewater Triangle is likely one of the world’s most concentrated areas of diverse paranormal reports.

Located just 30 miles south of Boston, this 200-mile square area has the Massachusetts towns of Abington, Freetown and Rehoboth at its angles. The town of Bridgewater is located nearly dead center within the triangle and the area also encompasses six other Massachusetts towns: Raynham, Taunton, Brockton, Mansfield, Norton and Easton1.

Mysterious Landmarks

The Hockomock Swamp

The Hockomock Swamp, a 5000+ acre area lies within the western section of Bridgewater Triangle and is the hub of many paranormal reports. Also the site of an 8,000-year-old Native American burial ground, when archaeologists opened the graves of Grassy Island, the red ochre within the tombs bubbled and then mysteriously disappeared. Photographs taken of the excavation would not develop1.

The swamp remains shrouded in superstition. Called, “the place where spirits dwell” by the Wampanoag Tribe of the Native American Algonquian nation, the Wampanoag avoided the Hockomock Swamp and the area remains a place filled with foreboding2.

Dighton Rock

On the banks of the Tauntaon River, Dighton Rock lies across from the Grassy Island Burial Grounds of Hockomock Swamp. Numerous inscriptions of unknown origins are carved into the face of the rock. Although various speculations attribute them to Native Americans, Vikings, and even Phoenicians, their identity has never been specifically determined 3.

Profile Rock

Profile Rock is another Bridgewater Triangle landmark that has gained a paranormal reputation. Located in Freetown, from a nearby hill, the rock shows a clear portrait of a Native American face looking out from the stone. Long before Massachusetts colonists arrived, the Wampanoag people considered Profile Rock sacred. Local legends claim that Native American ghost dancers in warrior dress dance around Profile Rock3, 4.

Anawan Rock

Located in Hockomock Swamp along Route 44 in Rehoboth, Anawan Rock is named for Chief Anawan and is the site where Chief Anawan surrendered to the colonists, ending “King Phillip’s War”. Legend says that the angry spirits of Chief Anawan’s warriors continue to haunt the area, starting spectral fires and “ghost dancing”.

Bridgewater Triangle Phenomena

Paranormal researcher, Loren Coleman, who named the Bridgewater Triangle in the 1970, revived public attention to the many paranormal reports emanating from the area.

Aside from the number and diversity of paranormal reports, what is phenomenal about the Bridgewater Triangle is that the first report of paranormal activity was made over three centuries ago, in 1760.

At 10 am on May 10, 1760, a “sphere of fire” was reported to hover over New England and emit a light so bright that is cast shadows in the morning sun. Reportedly, the light was seen from both Bridgewater and Roxbury3. Since then, the area has spawned a diversity of reports that include paranormal events that range from ghost dancers to UFOs to Cryptozoological sightings.

Bridgewater Triangle UFOs

The 1760 report is likely the first documented UFO report on the planet. However, it certainly wasn’t the last UFO report to come out of the Bridgewater Triangle.

  • Halloween 1908 marked another UFO sighting, documented in local newspapers.
  • In 1968, five people claimed that they saw a strange ball of light floating among the trees in a wooded part of Rehoboth3.
  • In the 1970’s, UFO sightings were frequently reported to occur in different areas of the Bridgewater Triangle1. In one 1976 report, two UFOs were seen landing along Route 44 near Taunton.
  • In 1994, a Bridgewater Law Enforcement Officer reported seeing a triangular shaped craft with red and white lights.
  • The town of Raynham frequently receives reports of glowing balls of light, floating over the ground at the local dog track3.

Mysterious Creatures

Cryptozoological sightings are numerous and varied in the Bridgewater Triangle. In 1970, reports of a big-foot like, 7-foot tall hairy monster and its footprints instigated both the Bridgewater and Massachusetts State Police canine unit to conduct a search for a bear. However, neither man nor bear was ever found.

In 1978, paranormal researcher Joseph M. DeAndrade claims to have observed another such creature as it slowly walked into the brush of the Hockomock Swamp, about 200 yards from his location. He chronicled his sighting in his 1997 book, Passing Strange: True Tales of New England Hauntings and Horrors8.

Not all of the creatures that allegedly inhabit the Bridgewater Triangle are land-bound. Since 1971, several sightings of phenomenally large, black birds, with wingspans that stretched from eight to twelve feet, have been reported as well. Coincidentally, the first of these reports originated from Bird Hill in Hockomock Swamp. In 1984, two of these avian creatures were allegedly seen fighting in mid-air.

Bridgewater Triangle Ghostly Specters

Besides the legends that tell of Native American ghost dancers, reports of several contemporary ghostly specters come from the Bridgewater Triangle.

  • A mysterious redheaded hitchhiker haunts a stretch of Route 44 in Rehoboth.
  • A ghostly phantom appears in Hockomock Swamp near Route 138.
  • From Freetown, a ghostly trucker is rumored to speed along the winding Copicut Road, blaring his horn and threatening passing motorists.

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Anonymous asked: anything for the bridgewater triangle?

I can do that. It may be something you’ve seen before, but I can try.

The Biltmore Hotel


The Biltmore Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel and Robert Bloch’s Bates Motel, holds the dubious honor of having been named “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” in 2000 by the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Biltmore finished construction in 1918, financed by proud Satanist Johan Leisse Weisskopf. Weisskopf was unsubtle about his plan for the hotel: it would be a venue through which to familiarize reticent Puritan New Englanders with the joys of his religion. The hotel was built to include a chicken coop on the roof, to supply sacrifices for weekly masses; hot springs in the basement for purification rituals (rumors that whirlpools were filled with human blood are likely only the wild imaginings of later generations); and the famous Bacchante Girls, who waitressed nude in the Bacchante Dining Room, which perhaps more accurately might have been called the Bacchante Orgy Pit, frequented by such luminaries of the time as Douglas Fairbanks, F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.
Obviously, the Satanism gives the hotel a bad name, though it was Weisskopf’s ties to the Rhode Island mob that probably did the hotel its only real damage. Despite the scores of chickens slaughtered in the hotel, they are not the ones who haunt its halls. Rhode Island was widely known as the state least likely to follow Prohibition’s laws, and the Biltmore was one of the most decadent places to get drunk. No one hid in speakeasy basements in the Biltmore: wine was a quarter a glass, served in crystal. Men of the law and of the government drank free. This was likely one of the reasons that between the years 1920 and 1933 six police officers were implicated in the murders of eight people within the walls of the Biltmore, along with one governor (at least six rapes, one murder) one mayor (one murder), and a cardinal (one eleven year-old prostitute drowned in a bathtub). These are the ghosts that are said to haunt the Biltmore, along with all of the other victims of men of less auspicious rank. Nightly, after the bars close, raucous drinking and dancing and talking and laughing is heard; some guests of the hotel disappear at night and are never found.Providence’s modern-day Satanists like to point out that the disappearances only began after new management took over the Biltmore’s day-to-day operations, “cleaning the place up” for the tourists and businessmen, forbidding their maids any blood sacrifices, reupholstering the stained velvet seating in the Bacchante Room, tearing down the chicken coops, boarding up the underground alter rooms. They claim that it was in fact the Satanism that kept the ghosts at bay and protected the living. The current owners, disagreeing, will allow no experimentation, so it remains at this time an unknown.
UPDATE: Two more disappearances in 2008: Erving F. Bishop, 42, and his daughter Emily Bishop, 4, tourists from New Jersey, disappeared sometime between 11pm on Saturday, November 15 and 4am, Sunday the 16th. Apparently the girl could not get to sleep, so her father took her on a walk around the hotel. Joanne Newnon-Bishop, the girl’s mother, fell asleep just after they left, and by the time she was startled awake at 3:50am, they had disappeared. This brings 2008’s total to 6.

The Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel and Robert Bloch’s Bates Motel, holds the dubious honor of having been named “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” in 2000 by the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Biltmore finished construction in 1918, financed by proud Satanist Johan Leisse Weisskopf. Weisskopf was unsubtle about his plan for the hotel: it would be a venue through which to familiarize reticent Puritan New Englanders with the joys of his religion. The hotel was built to include a chicken coop on the roof, to supply sacrifices for weekly masses; hot springs in the basement for purification rituals (rumors that whirlpools were filled with human blood are likely only the wild imaginings of later generations); and the famous Bacchante Girls, who waitressed nude in the Bacchante Dining Room, which perhaps more accurately might have been called the Bacchante Orgy Pit, frequented by such luminaries of the time as Douglas Fairbanks, F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.

Obviously, the Satanism gives the hotel a bad name, though it was Weisskopf’s ties to the Rhode Island mob that probably did the hotel its only real damage. Despite the scores of chickens slaughtered in the hotel, they are not the ones who haunt its halls.

Rhode Island was widely known as the state least likely to follow Prohibition’s laws, and the Biltmore was one of the most decadent places to get drunk. No one hid in speakeasy basements in the Biltmore: wine was a quarter a glass, served in crystal. Men of the law and of the government drank free. This was likely one of the reasons that between the years 1920 and 1933 six police officers were implicated in the murders of eight people within the walls of the Biltmore, along with one governor (at least six rapes, one murder) one mayor (one murder), and a cardinal (one eleven year-old prostitute drowned in a bathtub). These are the ghosts that are said to haunt the Biltmore, along with all of the other victims of men of less auspicious rank. Nightly, after the bars close, raucous drinking and dancing and talking and laughing is heard; some guests of the hotel disappear at night and are never found.

Providence’s modern-day Satanists like to point out that the disappearances only began after new management took over the Biltmore’s day-to-day operations, “cleaning the place up” for the tourists and businessmen, forbidding their maids any blood sacrifices, reupholstering the stained velvet seating in the Bacchante Room, tearing down the chicken coops, boarding up the underground alter rooms. They claim that it was in fact the Satanism that kept the ghosts at bay and protected the living. The current owners, disagreeing, will allow no experimentation, so it remains at this time an unknown.

UPDATE: Two more disappearances in 2008: Erving F. Bishop, 42, and his daughter Emily Bishop, 4, tourists from New Jersey, disappeared sometime between 11pm on Saturday, November 15 and 4am, Sunday the 16th. Apparently the girl could not get to sleep, so her father took her on a walk around the hotel. Joanne Newnon-Bishop, the girl’s mother, fell asleep just after they left, and by the time she was startled awake at 3:50am, they had disappeared. This brings 2008’s total to 6.

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Anonymous asked: Anything interesting to note in the area of Providence to Boston?

Doing Providence. Hope you like it. =)

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Anonymous asked: Is there anything in Florida? Like Orlando.