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Hello All Souls

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Middle-class Chicago women discuss spiritualism (1906) – public domain It is a personal passion of mine to bring to light some of the forgotten/forbidden history of this planet. As I’ve begun to find out/prove some of the hidden history of the planet, I have experienced some strange paranormal experiences. Some of the experiences included cold spots, feelings of being watched, chills, olfactory anomalies, audio anomalies, photographing of orbs, and more. How do these experiences fit in with scientific proof that I am seeking to prove a hidden past on this planet? I’ve had to put some time into thinking about this and have come to the conclusion that all paths come together to bring light to hidden things. Thus I plan to fully explore the paranormal situations I have encountered. However, I will choose to put it in a separate study of its own until I can gather enough evidence to bring the scientific research together with the paranormal research. So please enjoy the things that are co…

New Website for TFTMS

Hello TFTMS Followers,

I have been cleaning up my websites and making them mobile friendly and updated.  The old blogs will remain.  I will be writing a new blog for TFTMS but will copy it to the old blog as well.   However, it is worth watching the website as I'm planning on doing a lot more videos, investigations, and interviews on the paranormal.

Thanks,

Rita Jean Moran

George Clayson House

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The Palatine Historical Society has put together an absolutely fantastic display in this pioneer home from 1873.  Inside are many interesting things including a civil war letter from a soldier that is translated for the public and is an absolute tear jerker.  This house also features an archive/library for public use.  It is well worth the visit.  The house is also said to be haunted and was investigated by several paranormal investigators.  Next door is a museum for the pioneer firehouse.

http://palatinehistoricalsociety.com/clayson-house/













Vintage and Thrift Lifestyle

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The Vintage and Thrift Lifestyle is an acquired taste or hobby.  Sometimes it is born out of necessity.  In my case, I grew up in a family that didn't have a lot of money.  When I was done with college (after paying for most of it at a state school myself), I began to quickly acquire a few things to furnish an apartment from garage sales, hand-me-downs, or just simply thrown out items that I refurbished before I left home, shortly after college.  I was able to acquire a few tables that I refinished and used for a kitchen table and storage unit.  Here is one item that was thrown out that I painted green and put decals on and still use to store my work-out clothes in.  The lamp on top was a $1 at a garage sale and I rewired it.  The other items are a Victorian era mirror (recently purchased) and two angels from the dollar store.



I still have an old Victorian era trunk that I use to store old dresses and items in.  I used to have an old Singer sewing machine (pedal driven) that I tri…
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Portrait of Jacob Beilhart, founder of the Spirit Fruit Society. 1904, Cincinnati Enquirer

When you start looking, you find all kinds of things.  A Utopian commune started by Jacob Beilhart moved from Libson, Ohio to Ingleside, Illinois to live their lifestyle of spiritual development and free love.  For the year 1905, it was pretty scandalous to live a "free love" lifestyle and produce love bomb children, but they did it.  After the founder's death, the group carried on for a bit and moved to California.

There is nothing new under the sun.  What is more interesting to me involves my research of the mound builders that lived in the same area and all around Lake County.  Some say there are mounds that still exist unnoticed in Ingleside, Illinois today.  I'll be looking for them.



https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Spirit_Fruit_Society

Pioneer Town Murder in Lake County

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A very twisted tale of inappropriate affections led to murder on November 22, 1863 in Lake Zurich during pioneer days.  The murder of a sixty year old woman, Ruth Briden, by a hired hand who had the hots for her teen-age daughter and a disgusting plot to take the daughter as a bride and inherit the land from the elderly widow concocted by William Bell, led to the first execution in Lake County in the summer of 1865.

Mrs. Ruth Briden was found dead by the neighbor, Mr. Morley, who found her lying dead in the cow-yard near her house on her farm.  One side of her head had received a stunning blow from the flat of ax and the left side of her neck was severed at the jugular vein.  Part of the head was decapitated.  A razor that belonged to Mr. William Bell, was in her hand.

Tracks were found leading from the front yard in the light snow to the place where William Bell was chopping wood.  William Bell tried to deny it and blame it on the neighbor, but the tracks proved otherwise.

Ms. Almeda Br…

Chicago International Museum of Surgical Science

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This museum opened up to the public on September 9, 1954.  It was the result of the work of Dr. Max Thorek who founded the International College of Surgeons (ICS) in 1935.  The museum was originally designed as a repository for the growing collection of historical surgical instrumentation, art, and books.  Dr. Max Thorek was also an internationally acclaimed amateur photographer and author of several books.

This museum is housed in an old mansion that was owned by Eleanor Robinson Countiss to house her family.  Her father JK Robinson was an executive at the Diamond Match Company and he provided the home building fund for her.  The building was acquired by Dr. Max Thorek and the International College of Surgeons.

There are many interesting displays inside the museum that are definitely worth the look.  A cab ride can be taken from the Ogilve or Union Station (about 15 minutes in light traffic) to visit.  Of particular interest to me were the trephined skulls from Peru.  

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