The Red Onion Saloon

Alaska has always been a destination on my bucket list. The state is the largest in the United States and has some of the most beautiful land on Earth. You have abundant wildlife, acres of forests, mountains, snow, cold, and great history. I could probably have a post entirely on Alaska, and in the futureContinue reading “The Red Onion Saloon”

Castle of Good Hope

Africa is a mysterious continent, there are drastic differences between the north and the south, and South Africa at the tip seems to break free from the stereotype of either desert or jungle and is a thriving country. But like any country, it is not without its own history and identity. Part of that identityContinue reading “Castle of Good Hope”

The House of The Seven Gables

Having been such at some previous time, before we were born, there was an indentured servant from England, who had a son named John Turner. John, however, was not satisfied to make other people rich, oh no. John had the knowledge and drive and became one of the wealthiest men in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.Continue reading “The House of The Seven Gables”

The Chase Vault

When we hear the words Chase and Vault in a sentence together, we typically think of Chase bank and their vault they hold their money in. But in this instance, I am not referring to a bank I’m referring to a burial plot in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, ChristContinue reading “The Chase Vault”

Picton Mushroom Tunnel

Most towns, communities, and families all have a story about a nearby location that has a morbid story behind it. These stories are used for entertainment, to frighten kids, and also to prove your bravery when you are a young adult. Normally these stories have no basis in fact, and usually are urban legends thatContinue reading “Picton Mushroom Tunnel”

The REAL Amityville Horror

Previously I have mentioned that I feel that Ed and Lorraine Warren are the world’s biggest paranormal Con artists. If you haven’t read it, see my post from April on the topic. https://amateurconnoisseur.com/2021/04/23/paranormal-con-artists/ However, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a horror that took place at 112 Ocean Avenue, in Amityville, NY. What it means isContinue reading “The REAL Amityville Horror”

LeBeau House

Louisiana has many properties with a long history to them. Many of them do have stories that will make you question the noises in the middle of the night. Let’s talk about the LeBeau House Plantation. The Plantation is located in Arabi, Louisiana, approximately 6 miles from New Orleans. The History: The property was purchasedContinue reading “LeBeau House”