the gypsies' journey...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - following the path of the sun and the trail of the stars to worlds known and unknown from yesterday and today into tomorrow -

this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real -
imagined and/or real - a STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS telling of my own personal thoughts feelings experiences - interspersed with words and images of others - with things defined by most as PARAnormal which - for me - all my life - have been PERFECTLYnormal -

SO come along with me and we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories around the campfire - together -

THE GYPSYWOMANWORLD

My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

Thursday, September 10, 2009

the curse of edgar allen poe in delaware...


DEER PARK TAVERN
NEWARK, DELAWARE
This location was renovated several times and is supposedly where Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven". On December 23, 1843, Poe lectured at the Academy and visited the Inn. As he was attempting to emerge from his carriage at the Inn, he was reputed to have fallen in the mud and was so upset that he put a curse on the building. Reported activity includes phantom sounds, smells and manipulations as if the bar were still open.

The site on which the Deer Park Tavern is built was previously occupied by the St. Patrick's Inn, which was destroyed by fire. There have been arguments as to whether the St. Patrick's Inn was indeed located on this spot, or across the street, but the consensus seems to favor the site of the present building. From 1747 to 1848 John Tobias, and then John Pritchard ran the inn. It thus acquired the nickname "Pritchard's." In the 1700s the St. Patrick's Inn was a favorite resting place for travelers passing through Newark.

In 1764, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon stayed at the inn with their team of surveyors. A folk account of their stay says that they were a jolly bunch who kept a tame bear for amusement and consumed large portions of peach and apricot brandy. The Mason-Dixon line was the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, which became famous as the line of demarcation between free and slave states. Mason and Dixon were requested to survey a one and a half-mile section of the city border that was to form a corner near the site of the St. Patrick's Inn.

During the American Revolution, soldiers stayed at the inn and it has even been stated that George Washington spent the night there. Harriet Black Evans related this story: During a British invasion, Robert Warnock, who was a reputed wizard and a man feared by the townspeople, had a fight with Israel Pritchard and put a spell on the cattle that were pastured behind the inn. The next day, Mr. Pritchard found all the cattle and horses lying in a peculiar position. He called Mr. Warnock to the inn and demanded that the spell be removed. When Warnock agreed, the men walked outside to see all the livestock up and grazing as if nothing were wrong.



FOR A WALK THROUGH THIS AND OTHER INTERESTING DELAWARE HAUNTINGS:
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12 comments:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

strange. but since it's poe, why not strange?

GYPSYWOMAN said...

and stranger...
:)

Nancy said...

The cows were in a strange position on the ground? Weird.

Celeste Maia said...

Very strange and interesting entry. I was fascinated by it. I am a big fan of Edgar Poe, so what you wrote could be one of his stories.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey nancy - yessss....very weird - but, this is delaware :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hello celeste - i've always been a poe fan too - something about the rhythm of his words - divine! thanks so much for coming over -

Maya said...

I'd love to visit a "famously" hunted place one day..., the Corona hotel in San Diego perhaps, any place really...., and see whether I sense something.

The Abbot said...

A stirring tale. Poe would be proud that his fiendish curse still lives on.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hello maya - beautiful name, by the way - i know what you mean about visiting somewhere famously haunted - for several years i worked in a large law firm that was housed in several historical buildings in downtown dover - the buildings dated back to the 1700's and were said to be haunted - as a matter of fact, they are on delaware's list of haunted buildings and on the ghost tours there - in any event, couldn't tell you the number of employees and visiting outsiders who experienced unexplained things - in any event, so glad you came by and please do drop in again - it's always such fun visiting your place! have a great day!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

you know, abbot, i bet you're right!!! and who knows, maybe he's still hanging out there from time to time, just keeping an eye on his handiwork! thanks for dropping by and leaving a note - always appreciated - have a wonderful day! and come again soon!

willow said...

fascinating!!!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hey there - thanks so much for dropping over - love all the goings-on over at the manor! fabulous stuff, lady!