Charles W. Henry was a cruel and heartless miser. In 1895 he was 70-years-old, living in Brooklyn with his wife and 39-year-old son William. Though Henry was a wealthy man, he kept his family in a state of poverty, spending little on food and the most basic amenities. Their house was large, but the inside was filthy with dust and clutter. Mrs. Henry’s room had a bare floor and a single cot, while Charles slept on four chairs in a row, alternating back and front held together by tape. Mrs. Henry was frail and emaciated, wearing the same clothes she had for twenty years. Charles kept a daily ledger of household expenses, each day on a separate card, the cards were tied together in bundles and the stacked bundles went back many years. An example of an extravagant day was Christmas 1894 when 54 cents was spent on dinner for three. Is it any wonder someone wanted to kill him?
IN THIS EPISODE: The Conjuring, The Amityville Horror, Annabelle, and many other books and films have been based on Ed and Lorraine Warren and the stories they tell. But it appears they may not be as advertised. If fact, they’ve been shown to be fraudulent on more than one occasion. *** Whether or not you believe in curses, luck, or fate it may be hard to explain away some of the eerie items people have had in their keeping, only to get rid of them as quickly as possible for fear of suffering more calamities. *** A woman describes her home as a child as evil – even on sunny days, the gloom would overtake her. *** When it comes to B-movie horror, you can’t do much better than the 1958 classic “The Blob”. But don’t believe it’s just science fiction – reports have been coming for years of people in real life actually coming across some type of amorphous creatures very similar to what was originally seen on the big screen. *** In an old cemetery in North Carolina, a young girl is buried – but not in a coffin as you might expect. She was buried while submerged in a keg of rum. *** Ebeneezer Scrooge had nothing on a man named Charles Henry. Charles was miserly, and cruel. No doubt he had a long list of people who could’ve been accused of wanting him dead.
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“Miser Henry’s Murder” by Robert Wilhelm: http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2018/11/miser-henrys-murder.html
“Unlucky Possessions” by T.C. Bridges: http://hauntedohiobooks.com/grim-and-grewsome/a-cabinet-of-cursed-curiosities-16043/
“My Haunted Childhood Home” by Marie Davis: https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2018/10/25/my-haunted-childhood-home/
“The Blobs” by Brent Swancer: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/strange-encounters-with-mysterious-living-blobs/
“The Rum Keg Girl”: https://northcarolinaghosts.com/coast/rum-keg-girl/
“When The Warrens Were Exposed as Frauds” by Christopher Shultz: https://www.ranker.com/list/ed-lorraine-frauds/christopher-shultz
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Psalm 91:5-10 = “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.”
*** “How can I be saved from darkness?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYmodFKDaM