5 Creepy and Frightening Places to Visit In The US

Posted on 06 September 2018 (0)

Boo! Did I get you? Were you startled? If the love of being frightened is your thing and you reside in the US, then this article was specifically written for you. If you fall under one or none of the above categories, don’t feel left out, this article was also written for you. In fact, this article was written for everyone in the world. A visit to one of the creepiest and most frightening places in the US is guaranteed to be a fun and unforgettable experience.

 

Listed in no particular order, below is 5 very creepy and frightening places to visit in the US:

  1. The Winchester Mystery House, California:

Taking an unfinished farm house and turning it into a 7 storey building after being advised to do so by someone, the late Sarah Winchester was the reason behind the existence of this ‘haunted house’.

It was said that she lost her baby daughter prior to losing her husband 15 years later. She was told her family had been cursed and needed to build an enormous house to keep the spirits at bay. She was also told that she was going to stay alive as long she never stopped building and thus the monster was born.

Over the years, bizarre things were reported to have been witnessed in the house that has staircases which lead to solid ceiling, outrageously lengthy hallways, and other creepy features. These bizarre happenings are reported to have continued even after almost 100 years after her death.

 

  1. The Mütter Museum, Pennsylvania

Located in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Mütter Museum houses lots of human specimens brilliantly preserved in glass cabinets, jars, and on racks. The museum also contains some medical tools that are more like devices used for torture. As you tour around the two floors that makes up the Mütter Museum, asides from the tons of other scary and disturbing things you would see, you will see a corpse known as the “Soap Lady.” Why do they call her that? Why don’t you go find out yourself!

 

  1. The Villisca Ax Murder House, Iowa

 

Long ago, a family of six known as the Moore family along with their 2 houseguests were beaten to death. Investigators came, did their thing and concluded that the tragic event must have taken place between the hours 12am and 5am. Numerous suspects were investigated and tried but the case remained unsolved.

These days, you can go on a ghost tour at the house and if you think you can handle it, request for an overnight stay.

 

  1. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Illinois

The Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is an abandoned and relatively small cemetery of just eighty-two plots. During the 1950s and 1970s, people started noticing some bizarre things. There were reported sightings of a ghost farmhouse, ghosts dressed as monks, a black dog, a 2 headed ghost, a woman in white, etc.

Feel free to go visiting at this cemetery and you just might be lucky enough to encounter a ghost.

 

  1. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia

Last on the list is the hospital for mentally ill patients that ran for a long time before it eventually ceased operations in 1994.

It was said that the hospital became overcrowded and people later started seeing bizarre sights, hearing strange voices, etc. due to these happenings and the sufferings experienced by the patients, the facility was believed to be haunted.

These days however, the building hosts ghost tours which run overnight at $100 a tour.

 

Well, there you have it, be a sport, grab your bags and your companion and go visit one or two or even all of these sites!

Russia for the Win!

Posted on 20 June 2018 (0)

There must be a reason why FIFA decided that Russia was good enough to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Russia is quite an attractive nation with more than enough tourist attractions to keep you coming back for more. As the political and administrative center of the old Soviet Union, there’s always a feeling of adventure that accompanies travelling to this European country that used to be somehow out of bounds to people from the West and some other parts of the world as a result of the Cold War.

There’s a lot to see in Russia, and as usual, we have prepared a list of the famous spots that are most likely to thrill you endlessly.

The Red Square in Moscow: Remember those videos and pictures of Joseph Stalin in a moving motorcade, waving to more than a million soldiers, workers, and peasants? The Red Square in Moscow is where that event took place. A very historic and significant site, this is one of the major reasons why you should visit and spend some time in Russia.

St. Petersburg: An icon of sophistication and civilization, you can’t go to Russia and leave this city out. There’s a lot of cultural perspective to be gained just by walking around and discussing with either the locals or your tour guide. The Palace Square is a historical part of the City where many important events held, and you can’t help feeling a connection to the past while you’re here. Also, St. Petersburg boasts of about 40 rivers, all of which present a scenic and picturesque view.

The Kremlin: A vast and massive array of buildings that has housed Russia’s top Government functionaries since the 16th century, the Kremlin is the Russian version of the White House. Obviously, no tourist visit to Russia will be complete without checking out this all important building that also contains royal treasures from as far back as the period of the Monarchy.

Museums: The rich history, culture, and tradition of the peoples of not just Russia, but the old Soviet Union are on display at various museums. Some of the most important ones are Hemitage Museum, Pushkin Museum, and Kolomenskoye Museum. You also don’t want to miss the Gulag and Cold War Museums in Moscow as these will give peculiar and unique insights into what life in the USSR was like. If you’re a visitor from the USA, the Cold War museum will be even more interesting as you’ll get to see relics from a period of barely veiled international conflict.

Sochi: Outside Moscow and St. Petersburg, Sochi is another city that is known to be a tourist delight. Featuring various attractions such as a hiking trail, the Dendrary botanical Garden, Olimpiyskiy park, Winter Theatre, and the Agura Waterfalls just to mention a few. Sochi is sure to give you some really pleasurable memories of your time in Russia.

 

What’s more? Apart from all we have mentioned above, you may even be lucky enough to pick up a little of the Russian language before leaving.

 

 

Opportunities for Investment in Africa

Posted on 24 April 2018 (0)

“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity”- Robert Kiyosaki

Just like every other continent around the globe, Africa has her own share of problems stemming from various issues like corruption and poor governance. However, while a lot of investors are scared to invest their capital in African markets because of these reasons, there are others who are making good profits off the markets in African economies. This is particularly applicable to the emerging markets in developing countries. The challenges are all sources of immense opportunities for making investments which will bring very strong returns. Below are some of the industries in African markets that are ripe for the taking.

  1. Tourism: A lot of African Countries are naturally endowed with beautiful landscapes and natural monuments. Wildlife parks with exotic and graceful wild animals with species that can be rarely found anywhere else; waterfalls and various other attractions. Also, these tourist centers have been attracting tourists from all over the world and is a thriving business. For example, South Africa, one of Africa’s tourist hubs, recorded a visit of 15.52 million tourists in the year 2016, for 2017, an estimated 16.2 million tourists visited, while 2018 has forecasts of reaching 16.75 million visitors. It is obvious that this industry is waiting to be tapped into with handsome rewards for investors.
  2. Agriculture: This is another sector with huge possibilities for investments. A lot of African countries; especially Eastern and Western Africa; have highly arable lands on which a large variety of crops thrive well. Apart from just the production of crops, African farms also produce livestock and poultry products that are very viable and attract handsome prices. However, this industry has remained underutilized due to the slow advance of agricultural technology in these countries. The bulk of farmers still practice subsistence farming, and this greatly hampers the amount of profits being made. Investors willing to take the risks of investing in high tech agricultural equipment stand to make great gains from the African Agricultural sector.
  3. Power: A host of countries within the African continent have been unable to find long term solutions to the incessant power failures experienced by their citizens. This has held back industrialization and has negatively impacted their economies as most industries have to source for energy through more expensive avenues. While this might appear a humongous challenge and a highly risky investment, the fact remains that an investment into any project that can successfully solve the power problems faced by many African countries is sure to bring good returns.
  4. Mining and Solid Minerals: This is an industry that has been yielding impressive profits all over the continent, and will most likely continue to do so. Most African countries are endowed with various mineral resources. Some countries like Nigeria and Angola too also have thriving oil and gas sectors which investors have found very attractive.

 

Africa is an interesting and encouraging continent with which to do businesses. While there are peculiar challenges and risks, carrying out proper research and background checks, and working with highly reputable firms and individuals will go a long way in assisting to protect your investments and return good profits in the long run.

Some African Countries have not learned from their Civil Wars

Posted on 19 February 2018 (0)

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”- George Santayana
Over a period of time ranging from the last millennium to the present one, many African countries have undergone civil wars in which citizens of the same country have taken up arms against each other. The reasons are often deeply rooted in political and tribal sentiments. Religious differences have also been responsible for a good number of civil wars. However, these tribal rifts can be traced back to the fact that many African countries were actually imperial and colonial constructs. Created not based on the will of the peoples but rather to favour the financial and logistic concerns of the colonial masters.
That said, one would suppose that years of co-existence would have brought about some sort of mutual understanding and progressive harmony. From the various wars and the subsequent conditions and circumstances. It is obvious that some of the fundamental problems still persist. We will take a look at one country in detail and a couple of other countries to corroborate the point we’re trying to make.
Nigeria- A country of over 250 tribes amalgamated in 1914 by the British. Nigeria has had something of a rough ride since the Colonial masters were no longer in charge. After independence in 1960, the country didn’t quite last half a decade before the first military coup in the year 1963. This ushered in a series of coups and counter-coups until 1967 when the Igbo tribe chose to secede on grounds of targeted killings by other tribes. This resulted in a 3-year civil war to prevent the secession. The war ended with the failure of Biafra (as the new country was to be called) to secede. The coups and counter-coups continued after the civil war until the return to democratic rule in 1999. Since then, the country has still experienced religious and tribal sectarian violence. Corruption on a grand scale still occurs in the government and various tribes still complain of marginalization by other tribes. The Boko Haram insurgency- described as religious in some quarters and political in others has claimed many lives and forced many to become refugees.
Between 1991 and 2002, Sierra Leone was involved in a serious civil war that took over 50,000 lives, again leaving many as refugees and it took the intervention of UN and ECOMOG peacekeeping forces to restore peace and other. While peace was restored and rebuilding was being carried out, there are still allegations of tribalism and marginalization. The same can be said of a couple other countries like Ivory Coast (which has already undergone two civil wars), Liberia and Burundi (where some observers have predicted another civil war).
This is a saddening situation. Refusing to move forward from acrimonious issues and hatred of the past will only hold these African countries back and slow down their progress. African countries should strive to engender unity and cohesion among their various tribes and chart a path of progress for the sake of posterity.  Learn More

Going on safari in Africa: things you should know

Posted on 20 October 2017 (0)

One of the best experiences that you can have, is when you are going on a safari in Africa. There are a large variety of animals that you can find anywhere else. For example, you will be able to find the big 5 in Africa. Before you can have the best possible experience, you need to make sure that you are going to know everything there is to know about African safaris. This is the only way that you can make sure that you are going to have a great experience.

Choosing the right safari

The first thing that you should know is that you should know how to choose the right safari. In Africa, there are numerous places where you can go on a great safari and have the best possible experience.

You should just know that some of these places are a bit dangerous if you don’t know everything about the country that you decide to go to. With some research, you will be able to see which safari is going to be the right one and best option for you and your family.

The time of year that is best for a safari

You can go any time of year to go on a safari, however, it depends on where in Africa you are going, and what climate you are used to.

In some African countries, it might be best to go during Winter time. This is because it can get really hot there and you don’t want to struggle with heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Most tourists are considering going on safari during spring time. This is normally where you are seeing the most animals and some baby animals as well.

Things that you should pack for your safari

It is essential to know what to pack for your safari in Africa. The first thing is that you should make sure that you are getting all the required injections and medications require before entering Africa. You should also make sure that you have protective, but light clothing that will protect you against the sun.

Insect repellent and a good sun block are also essential. If you are taking chronic medication, you should make sure that you have enough for the whole time you are in Africa, because not all the countries in Africa have great medical facilities for getting another prescription.

Safari in Africa. The number one thing to do for most tourists. However, it can be hard to decide when to go on an African safari and where to go to. With this guide, you will be able to know as much as possible about Africa, to make the right decision on your African safari.  Also, in the states, a great place to visit is Spring Hill FL.  www.acrepairspringhillfl.com