Jinxx's childhood house of horrors, 702 N 16th Street, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
by Jinxx (guitarist for the band Black Veil Brides)
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
My personal childhood home, originally built in 1912 (now abandoned but still standing) began experiencing poltergeist activity, objects moving by themselves, disembodied footsteps, voices, horrific smells, a strange liquid seeping from the floor boards (which we found to be blood), a mist that shaped into a human figure with eyes, periodically would find dead black birds throughout the house December of 1987. The house is exactly as we left it in early 1988 (we fled in the middle of the night when my mom saw the figure with eyes hovering above her). A few families have tried to live there since, but no one ever stayed long. It has sat empty for years as I understand it. Recently went back and checked on it in September 2011, entered it to face my fears (it's been haunting me for 23 years. I still have nightmares). The stain from the puddle of blood in my mom's former room was still visible. We always suspected the haunting had something to do with the witchcraft of our next door neighbors at the time, whom we never got along well with. Their house has also sat empty for many years...