Monday, February 26, 2024

Haunted House in Bridesmere, Bellisseria

By Gemma Cleanslate

I received an invitation to visit a new house on an island on Bridesmere. It is a quiet neighborhood on Bellisseria with the lovely traditional homes lining the streets along the gulf. I am looking at a lovely dark blue trad with curtains on the windows and flowers below on the ground. I walked around the house and found a pool in the back that looked inviting.The view is lovely. Further along at the water’s edge is a Bumper boat rezzer set for anyone to use. I walked back to the entrance to the front to the entrance of the house called Mysterious Manor. It was time to go in and find out why. It is dark.

The foyer held a welcome sign that in itself was a warning. . Inside I found the owner, Evangeline Ling, working on some finishing touches . In the first sitting room room is a Ouija board set for visitors to use. The directions are there on a notecard. A fortune teller machine is in another corner and a strange hand table in another corner, sit and talk to it. Be sure to look at the art in the house as you wander. I noticed ghost evidence in several places.

Eva told me this is not a usual Halloween house. The sign in front says Haunted House but it is more than that.

“I have an RL interest in the Paranormal and wanted to make a house inspired by some of my personal favorite haunted places... places like the Conjuring House or the Haunted Hill House in Mineral Wells Texas. rather then just making a scary halloween type haunted house i wanted mine to have more of a feel of a Paranormal investigation”

As she worked I wandered through the rooms looking at the d├ęcor and for signs of haunting. She has placed Rem-pods to indicate change of temperature when a spirit is present and EVPs that interpret sounds heard that may be spirits. Upstairs in a room filled with dolls and little creatures I found two Annabelle replicas in cases on the wall. She is a porcelain doll possessed by a demonic spirit. Annabelle is considered their most dangerous and haunted item, and has a habit of moving around unseen. Evangeline said she would be very afraid if she ran into the doll in real life. The cases are labeled DO NOT OPEN, but I cannot resist such a sign and found out what happens when one does open. I know that Annabelle was in the ocult museum belonging to the Warrens in Connecticut which is closed.. I wonder where she is now.

Anyone is invited to come and hang out there . You are invited to join a group Haunted Bellisseria which has as members , Bellisseria Paranormal Society.Bellisseria ghosts, Bellisseria spiritualists. If you have an interest in such on Bellisseria or anywhere else on the grid. Eva said she had has already had a team of eight paranormal investigators visit.

Gemma Cleanslate

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Bellisseria Commissary

By Gemma Cleanslate

Saturday mornings my first task every week is to read The Gazette. This is the Journal of Record of the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy that I often write about in the SL Newser. . This way I can keep track of events that are upcoming and get the latest places that have added terminals for passport stamps. I then head right over to collect the new stamps before I miss any. It also gives me a chance to see new places on the grid that might make an article about interesting places you might enjoy visiting. Terminals for passport stamps available to all not only Bellisseria residents , are all over the grid on different continents and private regions also.

This Saturday I actually revisited a building that I meant to write about before but had misplaced information about it. This is the Bellisseria Commissary on Hartsmere.

Although there was a stamp terminal there before now there is also a new one upstairs in a room called the Breakup Room. It is a comfortable room with a sofa and large art pieces. In a chair sits Margo. Margo will talk to you about your issues if you address her. She is very smart.

If you wander next door there is a delightful room that seems a bit out of place but at the Commissary but a nice place to sit and relax. It is called Mushroom Land. Be sure to take a look at all the art pieces in the rooms . There are some early Linden items here and there . Wander into other rooms you will find goodies to collect . At the entrance there is an information card that tells you about the commissary. There is food in most rooms. I had a great bowl of chili and also a filling club sandwich while I looked around. I also picked up an interesting notecard that directed me to other locations where I could talk to more botchats . I will check them out. 

Another charming location with a new stamp terminal that I checked out was Kasada. I would recommend you take a tour there. It has a little beach right near the entrance that has fun water. ski-doos to take a ride around the harbor.

Up on the hilltop is a lovely old fashioned bar to check out. From The Gazette I learned that Kasada is a resurrection with a do over of an old Kasada that was a biker hangout ,but has become a nature themed location with,”. several nice places to relax, hang out and have fun. Rezz a boat and sail to the Blake Sea or just relax, have fun and meet others from all over the world.”

Go check it out.

After all this I went over to attend the opening of the Relay for Life for 2024!

Gemma Cleanslate

Friday, February 9, 2024

Black History Month Exhibition At The PBC Cultural Arts Center

By Gemma Cleanslate

As we know February is designated as Black History Month in the United states. Though this history is part of world history in the past it was not integrated as it should be so this is a month to recognize that fact.

Jardinalexis, owner of the Premier Business Center has been putting an enormous amount of time into setting up an extensive history in the PBC Cultural Arts Center. It is for this month of remembering but she told me it will remain as a permanent “museum” with additions to come. This year is concentrated on the African Americans and the Arts.

Sunday, February 2 was the official opening of the museum display. There was a gathering with music of DJ LadySqueeze. Dancerina Starlight provided a lovely performance of her own choreographed dance. All had a marvelous time. I did get a chance to see some of the exhibits but went back Monday to really take a good look at it all. It is amazing.

On the main floor one can see a dedication to the Visual Arts on posters. The display of all the wonderful black artists that have contributed to the Arts scene in America is lovely. 50 of the great musicians is displayed on the walls. Most of them had an effect of the music of many decades of music in America and the world. It is good to see them all in one place to remember this.

On the upper floor one finds a time line celebrating the Civil Rights movement with photographs of the time along with a wonderful written history of what and when and where events took place over the long struggle for recognition. Many people contributed to the cause over those years and you can see them all here. Quite a few were artists that are on display downstairs. The explanation of their contributions is documented here too. Plan time to read it all. There will be another event to celebrate February 18 from 2:00 to 4:00.

I did have a chance to drop over to Bay City for Mole Day too. I was late but did make it to part of party. Chronos Mole was still there enjoying the music and dance . Mole Day has been in existence for many years to give recognition to all the Moles who take care of the infrastructure of the whole grid. They are terrific !

Gemma Cleanslate