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CURRENT NEWS :::
October 2017: We
woke up to our watches and computers working again. Halloween... the
night of Samhain approaches. We took down the barricade and found
a dinner invitation placed outside our door. It was signed in blood by
Emily Redvyn. The truth will be found inside the ruins of Providence.
September 2017: There's
seemingly no escape. And we have no idea if these updates will be
posted, as we're trapped inside the asylum. Our watches have
ceased to work. We don't know the actual date or time anymore.
Doors don't open where they used to. Daylight never breaks. We're
hearing constant slams and banging coming from inside the
walls. And cries from our dead friends. Bait. That's all they are
now. Sometimes when we pass out from exhaustion we're awaken by the
smells. Rotting flesh and sulfur. We're not sure how much longer we can
keep this up.
Pictures taken from inside Redvyn Asylum
August 2017: The surviving members of Unexplained Virginia
are writing these updates from inside the building of what used to be
Redvyn Asylum in Hanover. That name... Redvyn.... makes much more
sense to us now. The stories of Emily Redvyn and her "home for wayward
children" are all true. She was, it would seem, a witch, or had a sort
of power not quite from this world. Last October we released something
that was buried long ago. Something that should've stayed buried. But
we must continue our research and find a way to close whatever
paranormal gateway we opened. We owe it to our fallen co-workers and
friends. Our latest discovery could hold some of those answers. We've
uncovered a manuscript or journal of some sort. It could even be called
a diary. Seems Emily was not originally from Virginia. In fact, almost
100 year before building her home, she lived in Massachusetts with her
husband Thomas Redvyn. What caused her to disappear and reemerge in
Virginia? What happened to Thomas? We'll be transcribing these entries
throughout the next few weeks, hoping to gleam some new answers. Please
visit our page dedicated solely to the diary of Thomas Redvyn…
PREVIOUS NEWS :::
November 2016: Unexplained Virginia
would like to extend it's heartfelt condolences to everyone lost in the
tragic accident which happened last month at our dig site. We'll update
this website once we fully understand what went wrong...
October 2016: Unexplained Virginia invites everyone out to Hanover Vegetable Farm
for a few nights in October to experience a REAL paranormal
investigation into the mysterious Providence House and it's founder
Emily Redvyn. She's the famous witch that was executed back in 1781. Hanover Vegetable Farm is located at
13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005. We can only take small groups at
a time, so it's first come, first serve. We can't wait for you to see
what we've discovered! We'll be conducting the tours
on the following nights...
WE APOLOGIZE, BUT ALL TOUR DATES HAVE
BEEN CANCELLED. WE'LL POST AN UPDATE SOON.
September 2016: Unexplained Virginia
has come across a fascinating story out of Hanover, Virginia. There's
an old witch legend which dates back to the late 1700's. Apparently the
founder of a home for children was accused of
witchcraft and executed by some of the settlers in the area. We've
known about the area's haunted forests, the amazing story of an
abandoned asylum, mysterious deaths, serial killers, etc, but this is
the first time there has been potential actual proof of a cause of some
of these disturbances. We've
narrowed the original location of the now-destroyed facility, along
with the supposed execution spot, to some farmland off Ashland Road.
We'll have more information as it's discovered. This is a very
exciting time to be following our research!
::: CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS :::
RED CLOAK SIGHTINGS
three photos are the only known images of the
red cloaked cult members that have been suspected of holding meetings
and rituals around the Richmond, Virginia area since 2013. They're
usually spotted with more frequency during the month of October and
close to All Hallows Eve.
Please be diligent and safe.
Another red cloaked figure was spotted near
the Pump House in Richmond, Virginia last weekend. Here's the included
text with the email...
Last Sunday around 7pm (close to dusk), I was walking my dog on the
trails surrounding Byrd Park Pump House when I heard shouting, maybe
even chanting, coming from the creek area. I ducked down just in time
to see this strange person shouting and carrying on. I watched for
maybe another 15 or 30 seconds, just enough time to snap this picture,
before my dog started barking. The figure stopped what he/she was doing
and looked right at me. I didn't really think after that, just made a
run for it to my car. Didn't look back. I won't be going down there
again. - Anonymous
This image comes to us via our investigative reporter, Abraham Stone.
It was taken at some point this summer in Richmond, Virginia. Looks
like sightings of red cloaked figures have been increasing in the area...
have taken me far and wide across Virginia in search of the mysteries
that she keeps well hidden. Bunny Men and Scream Freaks, serial
killers, vampires, werewolves, and witches. But I seem to have also
stumbled upon a cult of some sort. In my research, there was a
religious sect in the late 60's, early 70's dubbed The Order, that used
to hold small rallies trying to recruit new members. They were said to
worship a deity they called "Red-Vein". I'll need to look into this new
group and watch them very closely. - Abraham Stone
received this image yesterday morning in our mailbox. There are many
theories running through our heads now. We'll be sure to jump on this
new discovery right away!
In 1868, the mysterious Doctor Kaerf
opened one of the first mental hospitals in Virginia called Redvyn
Asylum. Built in Hanover County, only a select number of patients were local residents
and operations were extremely private. The hospital closed in 1871 as suddenly as it opened.
This is the only known picture of the building and there seems to be
very few leftover medical records. About 60 years after closing, a man
was arrested by police when they discovered him stealing body parts and
hauling them back to the abandoned asylum. In some of the man's
recorded ramblings, discovered by Unexplained Virginia,
he made claims of being a descendant of “The One” and was waiting for
"her return". With no immediate known family, the man died several
years later while locked away in an institution.
|BUTCHER OF HANOVER
of the more mysterious multiple killings in the Richmond region
came about in the 1980's. Within a span of 3 years, from 1982-1985, 14
women either disappeared or were found murdered in the Hanover
region. The bodies all seemed to have similar markings on
them, mostly having to do with a triangle with a circle in the middle,
which is sometimes attributed to the Eye of Providence symbol. The only
other evidence police
released to the public is a polaroid of a bloodied mask found by a local
resident in a ditch off Mountain Road. Unfortunately there's no way to
the mask had anything to do with the killings, but coincidentally the
murders and missing persons reports stopping for several years after
that picture was published.
Virginia was able to
obtain a photo of the mask from an old newspaper article published
around the time of
the killings. We were also able to find pictures of a body
(unfortunately, we can neither divulge where we found the pictures, nor
the name of the victim). Discretion is advised. At
last report, it’s believed The Butcher lives in a cabin in the woods of
Hanover, but authorities were never able to confirm or locate his house.
|THE BUNNY MAN
The Bunny Man is an urban
legend that probably originated from two incidents in Fairfax County,
Virginia, in 1970, but has been spread throughout the Washington, D.C.
area. The legend has many variations; most involve a man wearing a
rabbit costume who attacks people with an axe or hatchet. Most of the
stories occur around Colchester Overpass, a Southern Railway overpass
spanning Colchester Road near Clifton, Virginia. Colchester Overpass is
commonly referred to as "Bunny Man Bridge". Versions of the legend vary
in the Bunny Man's name, motives, weapons, victims, description of the
bunny costume or lack thereof, and sometimes, even possible death. In
some accounts, the Bunny Man's ghost or aging spectre is said to come
out of his place of death each year on Halloween to commemorate his
passing. In some accounts, victims' bodies are mutilated.
you know Richmond has seen it's own version of this legend? A man in a
bunny costume was spotted in both Hanover and Ashland in the early
2000's. There’s no evidence this is the same Bunny Man legend from
Northern Virginia, although that has been speculated. Here's an article
that was e-mailed to us from 2010 in Hanover
County. Real? Prank? Some of the article details seem to be redacted.
We'll see if we can find more coverage of these sightings.
::: PREVIOUS NEWS & INVESTIGATIONS :::
July 2015: Unexplained Virginia
was thrilled to have volunteers help us with our experiments involving
the paranormal. This took place at the DoubleTree Hotel at Scares That Care Weekend.
We've been on the hunt for answers to all the mysterious urban legends
around Virginia, and we're very close to having our first big break!
Thanks everyone for joining us and we'll be sure to update our
findings soon. Please keep visiting this website or our Facebook page as we continue to bring you the best in all things strange and unusual in the Commonwealth.
|THE RICHMOND VAMPIRE
Richmond Vampire is an urban legend that began soon after a collapse on
the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad's Church Hill Tunnel at Church Hill, a
district of Richmond, Virginia, which buried several workers alive on
October 2, 1925. The story told of a blood covered creature with jagged
teeth and skin hanging from its muscular body that emerged from the
cave-in and raced toward the James River. Pursued by a group of men,
the creature took refuge in Hollywood Cemetery, where it disappeared in
a mausoleum built into a hillside bearing the name W.W. Pool.
|THE GREY MAN|
Alias: Scream Freak, The Scream Freak, Mister Scream Freak, Dr. Scream Freak, Father Scream Freak, Man in White, Grey Man
Place of Origin: Unknown
WEREWOLF OF HENRICO COUNTY
There have been multiple accounts of a
werewolf-type creature in the areas on Henrico County and Richmond
City. A quick google search pops up numerous sightings and
articles. We'll post more information as it comes to us.
Industries? Unexplained Virginia
contributor Abraham Stone has been investigating Gateway Industries
for the last several years. Mysterious voicemails were left on his cell
phone and he has been followed on numerous occasions by a dark van. If
you have ANY information or see this logo anywhere, please e-mail
Abraham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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