17 October 2011

SPOOK-A-LICIOUS:WHERE BOO-KS DEVOUR YOU BLOG HOP TOUR (OCT 17-24)

SPOOK-A-LICIOUS:
WHERE BOO-KS DEVOUR YOU
BLOG HOP TOUR (OCT 17-24)

1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, October 17, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, October 24, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted October 25th! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!***

Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

Read on to learn more about the giveaways and link to other participants

Borley Rectory-Essex (1862-1939)- The Most Haunted House in Britain



Borley Rectory, reputed to be the most haunted house in the UK was built in 1863 by Rev. Henry D. E. Bull.
In 1939  a fire  raised the rectory to the ground in mysterious circumstances.
The most popular story to the background of Borley was that in 1362 Benedictine Monks built a monastery on the site which would later hold the rectory.
 
Legend told of a nun from the Bures convent, 7 miles southeast of Borley falling in love with a monk from the monastery. They had decided to elope to be together, but the elders discovered their plans. A friend of the monk was to drive a carriage to help them escape. On the fateful night they were captured by the elders. The coachman was beheaded, the monk hanged and the nun was bricked up alive in the walls of the vaults beneath the rectory. Their ghosts have haunted the site ever since.
 
Henry Price made it his life's work to investigate the reupted hauntings and the following links will give you more information.
http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/borleyrectory5.html
http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/borleyrectory4.html
http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/stories/borleyrectory4.html
 
The wall writings that appeared were investigated by many of the different occupants over the years.
The Borley rectory writings on the wall is one of the most interesting manifestation of the famous Borley rectory haunting, which was probably the first case of ghost hunting in history. They believed the writings had come from a young deceased catholic woman who wanted her body to be discovered and receive a proper Christian burial ceremony. She was trying to communicate with Marianne, wife of the Reverend Lionel Foyster, the couple living in the rectory in October 1930. We can read "Marianne... please help get" and "Marianne light mass prayers". Marianne wrote that she couldn't understand some of the writings.
You can learn more about them HERE

GIVEAWAYS
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1st Prize ~ PDF version of Duty Calls
2nd Prize ~  The Brat Book Mark
3rd Prize ~ Duty calls Book Mark

OFFICIAL LINKY LIST FOR SPOOK-A-LICIOUS: WHERE BOO-KS DEVOUR YOU: BLOG HOP TOUR (OCT 17-24)

Congratulations to the winners and my thanks to all who visited this blog-hop.


53 comments:

Nell Dixon said...

Fascinating story - love ghostly buildings.

terri_dion said...

i love haunted buildings they are so interesting.
good luck to all!!

terri_dion@hotmail.com

Sebrina said...

Here's me hoppin'! I love anything ghostly! So addicted to it, it's crazy.....cool story.
sebrina_cassity@yahoo.com

PamM said...

Love that picture and the story. Thanks for the giveaway.
FB Pam Perkins Mandigo
GFC PamM
kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

desitheblonde said...

DESITHEBLONDE@MSN.COM
i am following you and doing the blog

Ronda (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

I love old tales/stories and how lots of investigators have tried to solve the mystery of them.

Happy Halloween!

mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks, Nell. :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

terri-dion, at one time I had several of Price's books. Borely Rectory became an obsession with him and for that reason many people dismissed his findings.

Sherry Gloag said...

Sebrina, do you go on any ghost tours? I wanted to join one when visiting York, but time and DH were not in my favour at the time.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by PamM

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) desitheblonde, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Ronda, thanks for coming by. It's a fascinating subject.

Lisa Beth said...

Hi Sherry, just poppin' through. Loved your post. Old abandoned spooky buildings are my favorite things to photograph! Have a very Happy Halloween!

Jean P said...

A very interesting story. Old building are so interesting and fascinating, enjoy reading about their history.

Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Lisa, hope you have a good Halloween too.

Sherry Gloag said...

Jean P If buildings could talk.... LOL Thanks for coming by.

Jennifer S said...

I love old spooky buildings, I'm going to see if there's any books on the Rectory, I'd love to learn more about it.

I follow you here and sent a FB request
Thanks so much
Jennifer S

jenniferSmith.ga (at) gmail (dot) com

Sherry Gloag said...

Jennifer S In the articles I quoted or linked to they call the author Henry Price, If you don't find what your looking for try googling Borley Rectory and Harry Price.

Sophia Rose said...

Thanks for the haunted house tales and blog hop participation with giveaway.


sundee94@comcast.net

Temperance said...

Great post:) I enjoyed reading it!
Thank you for the great giveaway
GFC Follower

elliott2668 (at) yahoo(dot)com

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC - JessS

Eva's Flowers said...

Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop! Your post was very interesting to read, I enjoyed it.

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Spohia. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Glad you enjoyed it temperance, thanks for coming by.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for dropping by Jess.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks for coming by Eva.

elaine cantrell said...

Do you watch Ghost Hunters? They explore some spooky places.

Lindsay said...

Hi Sherry,
I'm just stopping by to say Hi.

lindsey hutchison said...

just stopping by to say hi and visit a fellow blog hopper! i am now following your blog and put in a friend request. loved this post...anything to do with haunted buildings and history i love

lindsey

Sherry Gloag said...

When I remember Elaine. Over here in the UK the programme is a bit 'contrived'.
Thanks for visiting.

Sherry Gloag said...

Appreciate your company, Lindsay :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

lindsey hutchison thank you for coming by and your friendship.

shadow_kohler said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! Very interesting story. So sad and creepy! Hope the nun some day finds the peace shes looking for.
shadowluvs2read(at)aol(dot)com

BeckyC said...

Lovin' this hop!

cherringtonmb(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

geschumann said...

GFC - Gloria
FB - Gloria Sell Schumann
Thanks! Love ghost stories.

geschumann at live dot com

Sherry Gloag said...

Shadow, thanks for coming by. I agree it is sad.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your visit Becky.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by geschumann

Kelly said...

Hi Sherry, Just stopping by and checking out all my fellow hoppers. I look forward to learning more about your books.

Kelly
Books-n-Kisses

Anonymous said...

All followed :)

shadowestr@aol.com

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your company, Kelly.

Sherry Gloag said...

Anon/shadowestr thanks for coming by.

Meg said...

Hey, Sherry! Way cool post - I must have missed seeing the most haunted spot, LOL, back in '83. ;-D Great giveaway... HAPPY BLOG HOP!

Krysykat said...

Great giveaway!
GFC- Krysta Banco
sent a f/r on FB- Krysta Banco

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by, Meg.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by Krysykat.

hendy said...

I LOVE this kind of stuff! Although it scares the sh*t out of me I am too fascinated by the idea of "spiritual beings" to allow my fears to deter me from learning more. I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3) and FB (Laura Henderson).

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Glad you enjoyed this, hendy. Thanks for coming by.

Lori Z. said...

Thanks for being a part of the blog hop. I loved your post.

I'm a blog follower and send a FB request - Lori Kraft Zalewski

knitrix29 at gmail dot com

Jean said...

What a spooky and sad story. Killed for falling in love!! I hope they had a few hot times before it was all over. Great story, Sherry.

Sherry Gloag said...

Lori, thanks for coming by. I eventually discovered where FB moved the 'freinds' button to and confirmed you. Thanks for your friendship

Sherry Gloag said...

We can only hope, can't we, Jean :-) Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

And the winners are :-
1) pdf copy of Duty Calls - Sebrina
2) The Brat Book Mark - Jean P
3) Duty Calls Bk Mark - Sophia Rose

Congratulations to the winners and my thanks to everyone who visited and commented on the blog hop.