Hello, I am Robert G. Male.
Welcome to WraithStop. Here you will find links that I think are of interest.
Furthermore these are links that I want to keep track of because they have given me either ideas or some other form of
inspiration for my writing. Links are listed in order lowest to highest both in the date they are given and the order
in which they appear (meaning: read them from the bottom up for a certain day's list). Some of these sites may require
you to sign up for free. Without further ado, the links...
June 28, 2011
Cold Spots: Fort Delaware
civil war, disaster, disease, fortress, ghosts, hospital, human remains, lore, photos, tragedy.
- What is it about places that will be haunted being places that
start in tragedy or at least disaster, as if something is already wrong about them? Sometimes people look at
fictional accounts like this where mayhem piles up and dismiss it as flights of fancy, but they are based on
locations like this. This article also unknowingly speaks to a particular schism in ghost lore where there are
photos of half seen figures not seen by the eye, but at the same time accounts of ghostly figures indistinguishable
from the living until they disappear or do the impossible like passing into a wall. Also, the civil war is of a
particular interest to us from both the stand point of when the original terrors took place and the haunting
June 7, 2011
Ed Gein: The Inspiration for Buffalo Bill and Psycho
Buffalo Bill, creepy, Ed Gein, grave robbing, horror, inspiration, murder, necrophilia, Psycho (1960) (movie), serial killer, Silence of the Lambs (1991) (movie), Texas Chain Saw Massacre, true story.
- I'm going to spoiler this a bit just to tell you in advance that
while he was the inspiration, Gein killed only potentially three people. Most movies that speak of Gein
insist on portraying him as killing a lot of people to sensationalise what is already a sensational tale
of the true macabre. Just for note, this is all inspirational in the sense of being good fodder for fiction
of all sick sorts. I do not, and hope others do not, have anything but disdain or perhaps mild passing pity
for true killers like this no matter how much we enjoy creating and enjoying our horror genre works. P.S. Ed
Gein's story added some inspiration to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well.
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