when I took this picture of the old stone building it was shrouded in mist, was it natural ? Or was it something else ?
Stepping back in time once more, I wrote this blog post right after I left Corpus Christi Lake state Park. But since I spent a lot of time without Internet after that, this post got pushed to the back to the point I wasn't even sure I wanted to post it because of the memories it brings back, but I had nothing to write about today so I decided if I posted it I wouldn't have to think about it anymore, so here it is.
After I'd finished taking a few sunset pictures at Corpus Christi state Park I went back to the old deserted building that the Civilian Conservation Corps had built back in the 1930s to get a picture of it with the little bit of light that was left in the sky.
I parked the truck in the deserted parking lot just off to the side of the building, picked up my camera and stepped out of the truck. Before I could take my first step towards the old deserted building I saw a faint light in the windows and figured that even though there were no cars around someone might be in there. not wanting to disturb them I snapped a picture or two of the dark building from where I stood, got back in my truck, and left.
Back in the Arctic Fox I put the media card from my camera into my laptop and Adobe lightroom opened up with the pictures I had taken that afternoon. I went through the pictures one by one, throwing most of them away as usual, and when I got to the last picture which was the old building, the faint light in the window showed up in the picture, I zoomed in on that window in an effort to see what might be causing the light, and quickly found out more than I wanted to know.
Staring at me with cold dead eyes was the visage of a bride and groom, the major participants of a long forgotten wedding that apparently had been held in that now haunted structure. They stared at me as if I was an expected guest showing up late to their wedding, but still welcome to the celebration that for them never ends.
What unnatural force, be it good or evil, compels them to return to the building where they were married? Do they come here every year on November 18 their wedding anniversary, or do they have a wedding party every night in the dark halls of that dreary stone building? Did the newlyweds meet with an untimely death and now return from their graves night after night, to relive the happiest day of their lives? Or do to some misfortune on their part are they now barred from passing into a peaceful afterlife, and are imprisoned in that abandoned stone edifice doomed to forever haunt the building in which they were wed?
Why did the state Park stop using that building for their headquarters, or any other purpose, and leave it to decay in a desolate portion of the park? Did the employees refuse to enter the building anymore because of what they had seen and heard in the stone halls and silent rooms? Did the faint sound of music and shuffling feet make them doubt they were alone? Did all the employees refuse to stay there alone after dark? Was the building itself an unholy place and should never have been used for a holy union such as marriage?
I'll never have answers to any of those questions because I have no intention of ever going back there again. But if you happen to be in that area on November the 18th, maybe you could drop by after the sun goes down and see if there's a faint glow in the windows.
If there is, no matter how much the wedding couple wants you to join their party I would suggest you leave while you can, because no one can leave the wedding party of the dead until the parties over .... and the party goes on forever.
Is this forgotten stone building haunted ? Is it a place where the unseen can be seen? And the dead live again ?
The "happy couple" waiting for guests to arrive, there's always room for one more.