Tom Skeleton was a servant to the Pennington family. However he was not an obscure character in the household, but a jester, hired to inspire mirth. But Tom was a devil disguised in the costume of a clown. Fools and jesters were often part of a royal court or noble family and by virtue of their position could often speak harsh truths to their ‘betters’ in the guise of drollery.
In the 1930s Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson and Harriet Nelson became famous on the radio show, The Baker's Broadcast. In 1944 they launched their own radio show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which later became a well-known sitcom by the same name that ran on television from 1952 to 1966. The house on the set was modeled after their real home. It was a two-story colonial revival which had been constructed in 1916. The house has been featured as Ari Gold's house in Entourage. In 2014 actor Christopher Meloni purchased the home who despite having been the abode of a "wholesome" family has acquired the reputation of being very haunted.
The 27 Club is a death list of actors, musicians, artist and athletes who have died at the age of 27. The majority have died as a result of suicide. substance abuse, homicide and strange accidents. Many claim there is significance of the number of their age to Illuminati and occult groups.
The Black Death also known as The Plague erupted on and off over the last hundreds of years claiming about 100 millions victims. Genome sequencing has revealed that the Black Death originated in China over 2000 years ago.
In 1990 there was a Gallup poll that showed that the percentage of Americans who believed the devil is real was 55%. In 2007 it had increased to 70%. It's estimated that least 50% believe in demonic possession.
Forty-three years ago today the movie The Omen was released. Just a few years before, the movies The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby had made moviegoers believe in the devil again. It became an instant success, but the audiences were unaware that from the beginning those who participated in the movie seemed to be cursed by weird accidents and even untimely deaths.
The Ebola outbreak in the Congo has just crossed the 2,000 case threshold. So far more than 65% of those infected have died. Those battling the disease also face the threat of death, as only two weeks ago the third attack was made against a burial team, and health workers have also been killed. Medical outposts have been looted.
Sherman Ranch also known as Skinwalker Ranch sits on a little over 500 acres just southeast of Ballard, Utah. Sightings of UFOs and several cryptids have been reported. Prior to settlers arriving there, the Ute and Navajos tribes claimed it was used by malevolent witches known as skinwalkers.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer