Crypt found six inches under the Arkansas School for the Deaf campus
LITTLE ROCK — A stunning discovering underneath The Arkansas School for the Deaf, a real-life crypt with unknown contents has been found just six inches below the campus. The school has more than a century of rich history that dates back to 1849.
“My heart is here,” signed J.R. Courtright, Director of Arkansas Deaf Heritage Center, a third-generation student on this campus. “My grandmother came here to the school for the deaf in the 1930s and next was my father.”
Courtright’s son also attended the school for a short time.
During his time as a student, Courtright was familiar with the spooky stories that came along with a historic school.
“At night the watchman said at night sometimes he would feel something grab him or something,” signed Courtright.
The stories are still shared today but recently those tales from the crypt became a lot more real. These stores date back to the 1800 and 1900’s so its unclear how many teachers and students might be buried on the campus.
For now, the area is covered up, but come January the Archeology survey society will be coming out to the school to do more testing.
In addition the students will do research into the history in an effort to find how many people are really buried out on the campus.
Petitioners want to close ‘torture chamber under disguise’ haunted house
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thousands have signed an online petition to shut down an extreme haunted house in Tennessee that they call a “torture chamber under disguise.”
It’s not the first time people have called for its closure, but “Shut Down McAmey Manor” has nearly 9,000 signatures on Change.Org.
Frankie Towery, who started the petition, calls McKamey Manor a “kidnapping and torture house.”
Thousands of dollars are offered to anyone who can complete the experience, but owner Russ McKamey told media outlets that no one has ever made it the whole way.
It costs nearly nothing to enter: Just a bag of dog food.
The website warns of physically demanding environments, but McKamey says the manor is a mental game. The haunted house has a 40-page waiver. On that waiver it says you agree to being shocked, submerged in water, slapped, tied up, shaved or even unwanted dental work.
Only one person is allowed on a tour. It can last for hours, although McKamey says it never does.
It was reported last year when neighbors, county officials were upset after the extreme haunted house opens for business in their area. Last year, there was a report of a woman being kidnapped.
Police arrived and found a woman shivering beaten and duct-taped in a cellar.
But guess what… she signed up for it.
First confirmed flu case of the season in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is reporting its first lab-confirmed case of flu for the 2019-2020 flu season.
According to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), the case involved a child under the age of 18.
While flu cases have been diagnosed and treated by healthcare providers throughout Mississippi already this season, this is the first case confirmed in the state’s Public Health Laboratory, detected through the Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Sentinel Surveillance System. “While last year’s flu season was not particularly severe, there were still 116 pediatric flu deaths nationwide, including one child here in Mississippi,” said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr.
Paul Byers. “Nationwide, the 2017-2018 flu season killed 183 children – three of whom were in Mississippi – and an estimated 80,000 adults. Influenza is a serious illness that should not be taken lightly.”
He said flu season can happen as early as November and as late as March in Mississippi but usually peaks from December through February.
According to MSDH, individual flu cases are not reported to the state department, but the agency monitors flu activity through the ILI System, made up of healthcare providers in Mississippi who report the percentage of patients with flu-like systems to a statewide database.
MSDH recommends people get flu shots, especially young children, pregnant women, people over the age of 65 and people with underlying health problems. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, body aches and fatigue.