“Part of what makes me good at my job is I was built physically for it. You’ve gotta be hearty. You’ve gotta be able to, like, stagedive and fight off big ass fuckin’ guys. You’ve gotta be able to play topless and feel like a fuckin’ amazon. That’s what I love.” —Courtney Love
The forlorn interior of Borley Rectory soon before it was burned down.
Borley Rectory was a Victorian era mansion located in the village of Borley, Essex, England. It was constructed in 1863, on the site of a previous rectory, and destroyed by fire in 1939.
The house gained a reputation for being haunted after a series of residents reported unsettling phenomena. In 1929, the story of Borley was heavily covered by the Daily Mirror. Notably, it was investigated in 1937 by paranormal investigator Harry Price, who described it as “The Most Haunted House in England”, a phrase which caught the imagination of the press. Price wrote two books on the subject, both of which sold well.
The Borley rectory writings on the wall is one of the most interesting manifestation of the famous Borley rectory haunting, which was probably the first case of ghost hunting in history. they believed the writings had come from a young deceased catholic woman who wanted her body to be discovered and receive a proper christian burial ceremony. she was trying to communicate with Marianne, wife of the reverend Lionel Foyster, the couple living in the rectory in October 1930. we can read “ Marianne… please help get” and “ Marianne light mass prayers”. Marianne wrote that she couldn’t understand some of the writings.