Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

Gold was discovered in Sumpter, Oregon, in 1862, and between 1912 and 1934, 3 gold dredges operated in the valley district. The dredges weren’t overly sophisticated machines, but that didn’t make them safe. Two people were killed working on the dredges—though neither of them were “Joe Bush.” In 1918, an oiler named Christopher Rowe was greasing winch gears, when the gears started turning and Rowe … Continue reading Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area

The Sausage Ghost

In the 1800s, an industrious young couple moved to New Orleans from Germany and started a sausage factory. Their sausage was delicious, but in time their relationship turned sour. The husband found himself a younger mistress, but they couldn’t truly be together until his wife was out of the picture. One night, the man closed shop and walked to the back room, where his wife … Continue reading The Sausage Ghost

Taken By A Psychopath

The sad story of 12-year-old Marion Parker began when 19-year-old psychopath William Edward Hickman her from her Los Angeles school in 1927. His intention was to ransom her back to her wealthy father, banker Perry Parker. Hickman sent a series of cryptic notes to the Parkers, demanding gold certificates in exchange for Marion. Despite Parker’s attempts to get his daughter back safely, Hickman choked Marion and … Continue reading Taken By A Psychopath

“Funny Lady”

“One day when my daughter was 2 we were having a typical ‘terrible twos’ moment. She was throwing a bit of a tantrum for about 5-10 minutes and we couldn’t get her under control. At some point, she, rather suddenly, stopped and started staring at the wall. She then started lightly giggling. It was weird, one second she is crying and screaming and the next … Continue reading “Funny Lady”

When You Get What You Asked For..

I played a Ouija board in an abandon house, and was told I was talking to the Angel Azrael by the board. Lo and behold, the room gets ice cold, my body feels like I’m sitting next to a bonfire, and the board goes ‘666’. Me and my friends ask if Azrael was still there and if we were safe, and the board promptly said … Continue reading When You Get What You Asked For..

“You’re Not Supposed To Answer”

My old co-worker had a son that was in his mid thirties and he had a son named Hunter that was 4 or 5. She said that Hunter would have bad dreams and that he would sleep with his dad when he got scared. One night his dad woke up because he heard Hunter calling him. But he was calling him by his name, not … Continue reading “You’re Not Supposed To Answer”