But as the Urban Legend goes the reason the garden was closed off to the public was because there was a secret sect of individuals that would use these for “ blood atonement” sacrifice. And that he was telling of the later days with his cryptic statues and quotes.
But in all actuality it was just a local businessman who like to spend his time using unconventional methods to make folk art in his backyard and he knew that not everyone would think that these sculptures and statues were everyone’s cup of tea. But this never deterred the local youth for making up their own stories of the strange things they had seen there #kaptainslog#piratesofthegreatsaltlake#utah#gilgalgardens#801#urbanlegends#scary#spooky#saltlakecity#timesbeforetheinternet#ghoststories#hauntedplaces
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Sometimes I’ll forget to take the trash to the road on the right night or I’ll wait a few days to do some dishes and I’ll feel guilty and like “Who am I? I was raised better than this!” And then I saw this on my parent’s front porch this weekend. So. I think I’m doing ok. Considering. 😂 #funny#family#raisedright#pumpkin#spooky#donttellmymom
In a strange turn of events this boy has become Nikolai once more.
Nikolai is my oldest OC, one I have been trying and failing to develop for years. Some of you who followed my old account may remember him as having dark hair and an a red blindfold. Well, that's still him, but this is him into the distant future.
Born in Germany on February 8th, 1877, Karl Tänzler wound up as a head radiology technologist in Florida. In 1931, he developed an obsession with one of his patients; a dead tuberculosis patient by the name of Elena Milagro de Hoyos... and lived with her corpse for seven years until it was discovered in 1940. After she died, he went to extreme measures to preserve her once beautiful features. Tanzler attached the corpse's bones together with wire and coat hangers, and fitted the face with glass eyes. As the skin of the corpse decomposed, Tanzler replaced it with silk cloth soaked in wax and used plaster of Paris to encase the corpse.
When the mummified body was discovered by authorities, they put it on display at the Dean-Lopez funeral home before burying the deceased in an unmarked grave. According to detectives, evidence of necrophilia was present and Tänzler was allowed to keep a death mask of his “corpse bride” until his death at age 75.
Strange/ Spooky/Scary Utah places # 23
Utah has always been good for urban legends. These strange places that you could go to with your friends under the cover of darkness. Gilgal Gardens, named after a stone garden found in the bible, was created between 1945 and 1963 by Thomas Battersby Child Jr. (1888-1963), in his back yard with some assistance from his son-in-law Bryant Higgs and sculptor Maurice Edmund Brooks. #kaptainslog#piratesofthegreatsaltlake#801#utah#scary#spooky#urbanlegends#locallegends#hauntedplaces #
Small busines Sunday recommendations! Whether you like cute felted goods or monstery stuff or sweet animals or all three, here are my six favorite people to purchase stuff from and keep the money in the hands of the makers! Go check ‘em out!