Springfield? Photos & Gif By David Hanjani
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Nikola Tesla’s death mask
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2010 Mount Merapi Eruption Aftermath (Indonesia)
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LaLaurie was a sadistic socialite who lived in New Orleans. Her home was a chamber of horrors. On April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in the mansion’s kitchen, and firefighters found two slaves chained to the stove. They appeared to have started the fire themselves, in order to attract attention. The firefighters were lead by other slaves to the attic, where the real surprise was. Over a dozen disfigured and maimed slaves were manacled to the walls or floors. Several had been the subjects of gruesome medical experiments. One man appeared to be part of some bizarre sex change, a woman was trapped in a small cage with her limbs broken and reset to look like a crab, and another woman with arms and legs removed, and patches of her flesh sliced off in a circular motion to resemble a caterpillar. Some had had their mouths sewn shut and had subsequently starved to death, whilst others had their hands sewn to different parts of their bodies. Most were found dead, but some were alive and begging to be killed, to release them from the pain. LaLaurie fled before she could be bought to justice – she was never caught.

This house is right by my sister’s house, which I often housesit.
There are a few thing that aren’t on here that I’d like to add.
1. If you want to see this house, its address is 1140 Royal Street.
2. There’s a strange sensation found affecting locals connecting to the house. Even if they are unaware of the house’s history, they instinctually avoid going to that side of the street. I can attest to this, not knowing what the house was until a few months after I began housesitting. Both me and my sister’s dog instinctually avoid the left side of Royal. After looking up more info on the house later, this freaked me out the most.3. Prior to the house fire, a female slave jumped from the third story to escape a savage beating by LaLaurie. The window she jumped out of was never replaced, but rather bricked up and painted over. You can see where on the Governor Nichols side of the building, third story, 2nd window from the left.4. Nicolas Cage bought this house. For no reason. 

I have visited and can attest to feeling incredibly uneasy around the place… like something wasn’t quite as it should be.
Fascinating woman, Madame LaLaurie. If I manage to find my books before I finish packing them all up, I might make an additional post on her, and some other interesting (and murderous) people.
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The first Australian woman to be sentenced to a natural life term without parole, Katherine Knight had a history of violence in relationships. She mashed the dentures of one of her ex-husbands and slashed the throat of another husband’s eight-week-old puppy before his eyes. A heated relationship with John Charles Thomas Price became public knowledge with an Apprehended Violence Order that Price had filed against Knight and ended with Knight stabbing Price to death with a butcher’s knife. He had been stabbed at least 37 times, both front and back, with many of the wounds penetrating vital organs. She then skinned him and hung his “suit” from the door frame in the living room, cut off his head and put it in the soup pot, baked his buttocks, and prepared gravy and vegetables to accompany the ‘roast’. The meal and a vindictive note were set out for the children, luckily discovered by police before they arrived home.
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A deserted nursery school, with metals framed cots, papers and a gas mask, in the abandoned town of Pripyat, inside the Exclusion Zone around Chernobyl.
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