Shell Grotto at Margate (UK) In 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto; 70ft of winding underground passages leading to an oblong chamber, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Is it an ancient pagan temple? A meeting place for some secret cult? Nobody can explain who built…

Shell Grotto at Margate (UK) In 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto; 70ft of winding underground passages leading to an oblong chamber, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Is it an ancient pagan temple? A meeting place for some secret cult? Nobody can explain who built…

The abandoned Grand Synagogue in Constanta, Romania. http://theowlromania.wordpress.com/2013/03/

The abandoned Grand Synagogue in Constanta, Romania. http://theowlromania.wordpress.com/2013/03/

The Magdalen Asylum  Co. Cork., Ireland   (See the skulls in the stairs?)  Magdalene asylums were institutions from the 18th to the late-20th centuries ostensibly for "fallen women", a term used to imply sexual promiscuity.  The first asylum in Ireland opened on Leeson Street in Dublin in 1765, founded by the Protestant Lady Arabella Denny.

The Magdalen Asylum Co. Cork., Ireland (See the skulls in the stairs?) Magdalene asylums were institutions from the 18th to the late-20th centuries ostensibly for "fallen women", a term used to imply sexual promiscuity. The first asylum in Ireland opened on Leeson Street in Dublin in 1765, founded by the Protestant Lady Arabella Denny.

An abandoned house within the vicinity of the Bell Witch Caves in Adams, Tennessee, USA. The photographer clearly states it is not the actual “Bell Witch House” of folklore. photo © Scout 11 via The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque

An abandoned house within the vicinity of the Bell Witch Caves in Adams, Tennessee, USA. The photographer clearly states it is not the actual “Bell Witch House” of folklore. photo © Scout 11 via The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque

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