I am a big horror film fan...I can watch all day long.....Ever so often ill run across a movie with a story that i just cant forget.....(the true stories).....And something just compels me to study up more about the subject...The stories that fascinate me the most are the stories about haunted asylums and other ghost stories...and others about possessions....(which I'm also very sensitive too) ....mainly because of an experience i ad one day and well possessions are , they just creep the hell out of me! lol
Lasts night story was about 'The Watseka Wonder "
Watseka was a small town in the late 1800's a few miles away from the Indiana border
There was a 13 yr old girl names Lurancy Vennum ..She fell into these ,mysterious, catatonic trances which she claimed that she was able to speak to angels and the spirits of the dead. ...
wile under these spells...she would speak in different voices and tell of places far away that she had no real knowledge about. When she woke up, she wouldn't remember anything that she said or did while she was under these spells,,,
Eventually the word started to spread about Lurancy and her trances....througout the state
and people started to want to come visit Lurancy...you see this was at a time the spiritualism movement was at its rise.......it was believed that Lurancy Vennum was manifesting mediumistic abilities during her trances. For this reason, Spiritualists from all over Illinois, and from around the country, came to Watseka to see if the stories they heard were true.....
her parents they wanted nothing to do wit this and were like any other parent worried about thier daughters health and mental state...She was taken to many doctors..and noone can diagnose her with any illnesses (physically)...But they came up with a diagnosis of her being mentally ill...which
recommended that she be sent to the State Insane Asylum in Peoria. Heartbroken, the Vennum's felt they had no other choice and after the holiday season of 1877, they began to make arrangements to have their daughter committed. They knew there was little chance that Lurancy would ever come home again. In those days, mental hospitals were merely cages to store the insane and offered little in the way of treatment for their conditions.......
Before they sent Lurancy away a gentleman by tHe name of Asa roff who also resided in Watseka came to visit the vennum's...
He went on to tell them the story of his own daughter Mary Roff...
who had also been afflicted with the same conditions as Lurancy....He pleaded with the Venumms Please do not have your daugter committed..as i did my Mary... He had mistakenly sent his own daughter there years before and she had died in confinement. Despite her death though, he was convinced that his daughter's spirit still existed....,.Little did he know...that it would soon become very apparent that His own daughters spirit was inside of Lurancys vennums body...... and here it all began....
below you can read a special pdf of the story
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