The Home Where Jeremiah Lexer Murdered His Family Is Now A Haunted House

These days, most haunted houses have some kind of fabricated backstory. In Talbot, Tennessee, however, Frightmare Manor claims that the horrors found within its walls are very real.

According to local legend, Jeremiah Lexer was a father, grandfather, and wealthy plantation owner, but he also had a dark side. Unbeknownst to his relatives, Lexer suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He was able to manage his conditions (at least, that’s what everyone thought) until one fateful day in July 1902.

On that day, Lexer sharpened his axe and murdered his entire family. After dismembering their bodies, he committed suicide by throwing himself out a window.

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As if that wasn’t horrifying enough, law enforcement had another big shock coming. On the property were 30 shallow graves, each containing dismantled bodies of Lexer’s murder victims over the years.

Unsurprisingly, the house sat untouched for quite some time. No one wanted to live in a place marred by such tragedy.

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Just when it looked like the property was doomed to rot and decay, it was turned into a haunted house! And not just any haunted house — one of the best on the East Coast.

Among the haunt’s five attractions is the “Lexer Jump,” which allows guests to simulate the serial killer’s infamous suicide.

And, of course, there’s always an actor dressed up as Lexer himself, axe and all.

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What do you think? Is Frightmare Manor a real house of horrors or is the story of Jeremiah Lexer a clever marketing scheme? Let us know in the comments!

Personally, I’m not taking any chances. See ya never, Frightmare Manor!

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Want To Take Your Possessed Doll On Vacation With You? Better Fly Thai Smile Airways.

Remember in the ’80s when Cabbage Patch Kids were insanely popular? Well, take that popularity and add the souls of unborn children and you have the Luk Thep craze!

Yes, the most popular dolls in Thailand are said to be possessed by the spirits of children, and the only way to make them happy is to clothe them, feed them, and even buy them their own seats on airplanes. It all seems a little silly to treat a doll this way, but do you really want to anger the troubled soul that dwells beneath the plastic?

Adults and children alike have taken to a new fad in Thailand: Luk Thep dolls. Also known as “Child Angels,” these dolls are said to be possessed by the spirits of children.

The dolls were created by Mae Ning, who says she calls on the Hindu goddess Parvati to transmit the souls of unborn children into the dolls.

The dolls are to be treated like they are real children, receiving food and gifts. Thai Smile Airways even allows passengers to purchase tickets for their Luk Thep dolls, so owners can take them on vacations.

Why must these possessed dolls be appeased so? Well, taking care of a Luk Thep is supposed to bring the owner good luck. If the doll is neglected, the owner is signing him or herself up for misfortune.

(via Mysterious Universe)

So while Cabbage Patch Kids seem to be waning in popularity, what makes me think Luk Thep dolls will have continued relevance is that fearing the wrath of a child ghost is weaved into the product’s marketing campaign! The company is basically saying, “Buy this or be cursed forever!”

It’s quite genius when you think about it…

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