This weekend I received a gift from my Reddit Secret Santa. They had given me a lovely dream catcher, a headband, a yarmulke, and a dreidel. They are both Native American and Jewish. I was really touched that they wanted to share their culture and faiths with me. Being the kind of person I am I wanted to know more about their culture, especially since it was still Hanukkah. I started researching different aspects of the religion but by the end of the evening I somehow ended up looking up various Jewish demons and ghost which led to today's post. During my research, I came across Dybbuks and Ibburs.
Over the past couple of weeks, the activity at our house has been picking up. I don't know if it was because it was getting closer to Halloween, the spirits were feeding off my stress levels leading up to the Marine Corps Ball, or maybe the spirit(s) in the house are feeling more comfortable with us. Whatever it is, things have definitely been interesting.
Since tomorrow is Halloween I thought a post about witches would be appropriate. Surprisingly there are quite a few witch legends in Illinois to check out. I decided to check out the two nearest ones to share with you.
Today has been an interesting day to say the least. I went to Hiroshima with some new friends Sam and Jaime (the couple I went to Costco with last week), and their friends Michael and Graham. We wanted to go try out the haunted house that we had been hearing about. It is only going on until September 8th. The Japanese haunted houses are associated more with Obon than Halloween. Today was our only chance to visit it before it closed. This haunted house was located by the Hiroshima Carps stadium.