There are houses in my town that have mysterious histories. There are stories of macabre happenings and things that perhaps are better left unsaid. I am all too familiar with one such place......and the stories told here are not for the faint of heart.
For most of the year, the place goes mostly unnoticed by unsuspecting passersby. But in the Fall....strange things begin to happen. And it is only a matter of time before even the most addle minded begin to cross to the other side of the street.
Strange music and muffled screams....wicked laughter and mysterious crashes. Only the most curious dare to peak behind the fence.
I .....was one of those curious few....and the pictures I took....before I fled...tell a heartbreaking story of death and love from beyond the grave. Come with me, but...I warn you... enter at your own risk...for you may never be the same.
Year after year, a story has been spun of the perils of Myra Maines who resided here in life.....and now in death. This....is the Maines Mansion....where many are kept close by.... even after they are gone from this life.
There is to be a wedding tonight...and every night until All Hallows Eve. You may watch and partake of the festivities....if you dare.
It begins at dusk, and you will be prepared for the experience outside. Others will be there to enter with you....they say there is safety in numbers.
Although I was not so sure...
I could not stay to take too many photos....
Before my blood ran cold....was that a man in the doorway?!?
I was lucky to escape when I did....but not before I gave from my heart to those in need...
I hope you will find it in your hearts to brave the Mansion and it's secrets! The Mansion will be open tonight through Saturday where you will be witness to the Wedding of poor Myra Maines and be a part of the Melodrama.
Located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento on the corner of 25th and "I" Streets. Appropriate for all ages and a very good time...it is a great way to spend Halloween.
Donations are gladly received on behalf of The Sunburst Projects serving Children and Families living with HIV/AIDS. And I cannot think of a better cause to bring back light to children's lives.
Have a safe and