Haunted

The Haunting Of The Marshall House Hotel Of Savannah Georgia

We have a passion here at Gothic Bite Magazine for haunted places with lots of history attached to them. Visiting places where possible entities still reside in their homes, last places, or new ones, intrigue us. This week, we’re visiting the State of Georgia.

History’s Medical Horror

Savannah, Georgia, is one of the most haunted cities in Georgia. This is not strange due to the number of horrific deaths that have taken place in this city. Being so haunted means that there is a prolific number of places that those who are looking for a fright should visit.

One such place is the Marshall House Hotel. From Spanish flu to the civil war within its borders, it had it all. The people who run the Marshall House Hotel are very aware of the house’s haunted history and deal with everything from objects moving to lights flickering on and off at all hours.

Marshall House Hotel in Savannah Georgia USA
Marshall House Hotel in Savannah Georgia USA
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Black-Eyed Children

Mystical Menagerie – The Black-Eyed Children Folklore by Mandi Konesni

The Black-Eyed Children folklore is gaining traction in the horror movie industry. Did you know that Black-Eyed Children are part of a general belief around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

Fear The Children

A child at your door or car window with a friend or two. Asking to come inside, to make a phone call, or for a ride. It seems innocuous, but your gut screams at you. 

Shrouded in shadow, something seems ‘off’ about the children. Chills race along your spine, the hair on your neck and arms stands straight up. You crack the door or roll down the window slightly… 

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Mermaid

Mystical Menagerie – The Mermaid Folklore by Mandi Konesni

The mermaid legend is making quite a come back in the horror movie industry. Did you know that mermaids are part of folklore around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

A Siren’s Lure

A glint on the glassy sea. A trick of the eye. Nothing more than seafarers’ tales, they say. Yet, you swear you saw the glimmer of scales beneath the waves.

 Heard the barest of laughs and an ethereal voice from the fog, a siren’s lure you cannot erase from your mind. Are you going mad or being ensnared in a spell as old as time? Was that a beckoning hand, summoning you into the deep?

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Mystical Menagerie – The Reptilian Monster of California by Mandi Konesni

The phobia of reptiles go back millennia. However, we’ve evolved but did lizards evolved too? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

A Primal Fear

Move to the suburbs, they said. It’ll be safer, they said. Until you’re running through the maze of carbon-copy streets, heart-pounding, breathing frantic. The pup in your arms is getting so heavy, but you’re terrified to put it down. All you wanted was to take the pup for a quick potty break before bed. The quiet, tree-lined street was a haven, a refuge from city life. 

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Black Dog

Mystical Menagerie Column — All Dogs Go TO Hell by Mandi Konesni

Dogs are the loyal and faithful companion to men for millennia. However, how did we get there and how did it all started? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

The Introduction

Panic grips you as you push through tangled tree branches, stumbling over upraised roots. Unearthly baying surrounds you. The sounds of pounding paws in the dirt echo your own frantic footsteps as you struggle to escape the endless forest the creatures are pushing you deeper into. 

 As you peer into the darkness, reddened eyes stare back at you from the abyss. There’s nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. You’re surrounded. Now that they’ve found you, they will hunt you to the edge of the earth and beyond. 

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Wendigo

Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo by Mandi Konesni

The Wendigo is part of the First Nations of North America. This is a respectful article about the legend of the cryptid. Mandi Konesni is a paranormal expert with an avid, yet, respectful approach on the cryptozoology of this world.

Tempted A Little Too Far

Hunger beats at you, a thirst like you’ve never known before. You’re ravenous, but no matter how much you eat, you can’t satiate your appetite. 

There’s only one thing you crave, the only sustenance you know might give you a few moments of peace from the gnawing ache in your stomach, but to dare is to forsake your last vestiges of humanity…to cross the ultimate taboo. To be tempted too far is to be damned. Cursed.

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Did You Know Death Was An Angel

We often associate Death with the Grim Reaper or a dark silhouette. However, its origin and appearance are quite different than we know, and the name is Azrael.

The Origin of Death

Did you know Death was an angel? Having a being the representative of Death is part of many cultures, but here we are focusing on Death’s relatively old portrayal. It is part of Islam, Jewish, and Catholic faiths.

In Norse, the goddess Hel is the Underworld ruler and is, by definition, Death. In Greek as well as Roman mythology, Thanatos is the one to bring Death upon humans. Those are the bearer of the end of life and the beginning of the afterlife.

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Angel Demon Wings

The Devil’s Landing On Earth

If you grew up Catholic, you must well know the story where Archangel Michael defeated the Devil, and he fell from Heaven. But, where exactly did he land? Satan created Hell following his fall. The answer might surprise you.

The Fall Of All Falls

As part of the Abrahamic religions, Satan or the Devil often uses seduction to induce a sinful response from humans. The Devil is part of almost all religions throughout history. But the one we are addressing comes from not only Catholicism and Christianity, but also Islam as well as Judaism. The Devil’s landing on Earth, is it real?

The Devil is a fallen angel, but when angelic one of the most precious ones to God. He was his favorite and most beautiful angel and ‘son’ at the time. Despite his rebellion against God when he refused to bow to Adam, the Devil lived.

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True Blood

Full Moon And Legends Gives You A Werewolf

I have always loved the werewolvesSomething about being so powerful has always struck me.

My First Screen Experience

My first dab with the beasts was seeing them on screen, and I have to say as a little kid, I was awestruck by the transformation from human to werewolf. 

The first movie I saw that dealt with was the old white and black, The Wolf Man. You have to remember this was the late 70s so old black and white movies were still showing. 

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Vampires Are Monsters Too

GBM keeps going with the Favorite Monster Week and it wouldn’t be complete without vampires, right?

The Beginning

It is hard to say where Vampire folklore began, there are myths of creatures similar to vampires all the way back to Mesopotamia, approximately 3100 B.C.

These are known as the precursors of the vampiric legends. The vampire that we know today originated almost exclusively from 18th century southeastern Europe.

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Angels Above Demons Below

When asked what my favorite monster is, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t vampires, but demons.

Say A Prayer

Angels above Demons below is the common knowledge. Some of us like to be safe and be what society refers to as “normal.” I don’t. I am an individual looking for the strange, and I fit with weirdos.

Raised Christian, I went to the Church every Sunday and was part of the choir. I even took part in our church group to keep the company to elderly people without families. Moreover, I loved every minute of it.

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Horror Woman

La Llorona The Story Of The Legend

Who doesn’t know La Llorona, The Woman in White, or many of her other names? We all know the tale but do know the story behind it?

A Woman of Many Names

La Llorona, pronounced: LAH yoh ROH nah.  

It is an old oral tradition told in most Latin American countries, specifically Mexican. The story varies in different countries; for example, La Llorona is also known as the woman in white in America.   

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The Faces of Abaddon The Demon Angel

Recently I did some research about the demon called Beelzebub. Now, to continue on that path, I decided to turn to Abaddon. Both commonly confused as Satan.

Quite A Mixed Origin

The faces of Abaddon the demon angel because no one knows what he truly is. Abaddon is one name we can see on “The Devil” ‘s coin in the Netflix series, Lucifer.

However, it is wrong to refer to the king of Hell, Satan, as Abaddon or Beelzebub, for that matter. Abaddon is an angel himself and a demon of in his own rights.

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Beelzebub The Prince of Demons

One of my earliest interest in the paranormal was not vampire but demonology. My attraction to history leads to legends and folklores. A common mistake is Beelzebub who is not the King of Hell.

Infernal Dictionary It’s a Thing

Beelzebub the prince of demons’ story starts like this. In the year 1818, a quite unique dictionary went under publication in two separate volumes. Between the years 1818 and 1863, that book went through reprints six individual times, and many changes applied.

The gathering of superstitions mixed with discoveries from multiple legends, folklores, and bibles, created not only demonology but the Dictionnaire Infernal.

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Interviewing A Professional Vampirologist

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to interview everyone, including those walking straight out of an Epic Gothic novel such as, The Gravedigger. Come meet with Clémentine Lyon.

The First Professional Vampirologist

Dr. Clémentine Lyon is a professional vampirologist. She is a parapsychologist with a doctorate in anthropology and history. She is here to talk about her experience with “living” vampires. Now, this is how interviewing a professional vampirologist happens at Gothic Bite Magazine!

Hello, everyone. I am Clémentine Lyon, a doctor in anthropology and history. My specialization is in ancient history, more precisely legends and folklore. I developed an interest in vampires when realizing that the term of “forceful bite” happened to be mentioned everywhere around ancient civilizations from around the globe.

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Death Is Not Evil

Okay. So I want to apologize to our subscribers. Not only have I not written an article in a while. Sorry, life happened! But also I’m about to go into a death-related rant. I apologize. On with the rant!

The Death Expert Is Back

Now, as our usual readers know, I am Gothic Bite Magazine‘s Death Expert, which means I write articles about death and whatnot. However, it has come to my attention that the media: television, movies, books, among other platforms, love to make anything related to death, evil. 

And, as a Death Positivity Advocate, this irritates me. These platforms and services are why people in this part of the world, i.e., Western society, have death anxiety. 

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Birth of the Sand Viper - Origins of Jafar by LaSasha Flame

Interview with LaSasha Flame author of Birth of the Sand Viper, Origins of Jafar

Thank you for featuring my dark fantasy short story Birth of the Sand Viper: Origins of Jafar! I had a lot of fun writing this book because it introduces you to a new world of immortals! Before we get behind the scenes, let me tell you a little about myself, LaSasha Flame!

INTERVIEW

What is something unique about LaSasha?

I am not sure you can call this unique but I am a very creative person. I have a passion for baking and cooking along with writing, but I am also talented at painting and graphic design. I designed the covers for this series and I will be designing the covers for all my future books as well. Creating is in my blood! lol

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Dracula Untold - 2014

Dracula Untold A Review

People who know me know that I am a little obsessed with Vlad the Impaler. I have read his story, his life, and research to understand his mind better.

People who know me know that I’m also obsessed with vampires. Now, the combination of both my love is in one movie, Dracula Untold. So, here’s my review.

The Summary

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life. Them ruling over their small kingdom.

However, when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son. The reason being to create an army. Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom.

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Looking For A Haunted Castle?

When you hear the term “haunted castles” you automatically start thinking about tragic lovers, royalty, and those who died in combat.

However, there is so much more to a haunted castle than those few categories. Sure, there are castles that are FULL of royal ghosts, and they can be found easily with a Google search.

So Many Ghost Stories

Why do we love a good haunting? Everyone loves something that is going to cause the hairs on their arms to stand up. Whether you believe in ghosts, or just love to read a good ghost story – then this is something that you are going to LOVE!

When you begin traveling, you are going to discover that every place has stories. Each has a piece of history that is going to evoke those feelings of loss. After all, that is where true ghost stories start.

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Eye Horror

The Horrifying Definition of Monster

Monster is an imaginary creature that is very large, ugly, and frightening a monster with three heads prehistoric monsters. — Oxford Collocations Dictionary.

Monsters of History

The definition of the word monster is one we attribute to many subjects. Moreover, we can call a person a monster for their actions, responses, or appearance. Ultimately, a monster could be in the eyes of the beholder.

What each of us finds individually attractive doesn’t mean it pleases the masses. What was beautiful in the Renaissance might not be so today. However, have the word monster lose its meaning over time?

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