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ani70 (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-06)
An ex boyfriend I believe. Sorry for the typo from my last post.
ani70 (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-06)
I believe it was an who used to live there but cannot be sure. My experiences were usually mostly of stange sounds when there should have been none, odd smells in the night, but the visual were of a woman coming up the stairs carrying paper wrapped packages, which now I believe we're of meat, tied with twine. I do not live in Villa Park any longer as I moved away in 1992, but I was born and raised in Villa Park.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-06)
Hi ani70--I am curious what you saw at York Street? I am also curious if I know you. What are the first names of your friends you knew at the building? I am asking because I wonder if we met sometime during the time I lived there. My wife Julie and I were friends with the other tenants and it would be great to hear what your experience at the building was. Thanks for the nice comments about my story. You write you live in Villa Park--that's where my brother lives. Small world.
ani70 (4 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-05)
From the description of the building, I believe I know exactly where that building was as I used to have friends that lived there. I am a Villa Parkeryself so am very familiar with Elmhurst. I knew I wasn't crazy! Thank you for verifying what I know I saw.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-02)
Hi Kitsune,
Thank you for your comments! Several years ago I did consider writing a book about local hauntings but presently I can't find the time (work etc). It is certainly something I may do some day. Hats off to the guy you mentioned who was able to retire on the proceeds of his books--nice!
Kitsune (14 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-02)
* read, even * Sorry, all fingers and thumbs this morning when it comes to typing!
Kitsune (14 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-02-02)
Hi Manafon, just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed the detail and the style of your story - very well written. Have you ever thought of writing a book? The leader of the 'ghost hunt' organisation I used to belong to had a way with words too; he wrote several guides to ghosts in local areas and was able to retire on the proceeds; the books are still regularly for sale in local museums and book stores. I would certainly ready anything like this written by you:)
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-01)
x77--thanks for the kind words! It is a bit of a long story. I do have a tendency to be long winded 😊
x77 (1 stories) (23 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-02-01)
Wow! This is the longest story I have ever seen in YGS!
Nice story, it's very impressive, Thanks! 😁
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-02-01)
I had the two images up on Photobucket that accompanied my story but looking today I see they are no longer there. I read several bad reviews of Photobucket and sharing images was at the top of the list of problems. Very annoying! Unless the administrator here can somehow can get the images put in with my story, it doesn't look like I'll be able to share them. Any other ideas?
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-31)
The link to my photos on Photobucket states "sorry the page does not exist" but if you hit the "Getting Started" icon on that page it will take you to the photos. So you can see them even though the page says you can't. It's a bit tricky but it does work.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-31)
The photos mentioned in my story, "Incidents At South York Street", have been put up on Photobucket and can be found at the following link--
[URL=http://s79.photobucket.com/user/mjshannon67/media/001_zps99556d1e.jpg.html][IMG]http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j133/mjshannon67/001_zps99556d1e.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-01-29)
zzsgranny--thanks! I sent the photos by responding to the email I received when my story was published. Hopefully this is what you meant. The two links to Martin on the page were for the Your Ghost Stories website and The Eclectic Store, so I assume I was just supposed to send the photos as a response to the acceptance email. Fingers crossed this works!
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3323 posts) mod
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5 years ago (2015-01-29)
In the e-mail you received when your story was published is a link to send the pics to Martin so he can put them with the story. 😁
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Thanks ifihadyoux and BadJuuJuu, I will first try the "contact" link and see what happens. If that doesn't work I will put them up on photo bucket or similar site.
ifihadyoux (6 stories) (607 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
I 2nd BJJ. Unfortunately she is correct and it's not the first time I've seen this happen, however I have seen stories with them in it so there must be a way. I suggest doing what BJJ suggests with contacting the admin or uploading them to a 3rd party site and posting the link.
BadJuuJuu (guest)
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5 years ago (2015-01-28)
The photos didn't come in with the story, and you're not the first to have this issue. It's beyond my access to attach the pictures, you might try the "contact me" link at the top of the page to get in touch with admin. He's the only one who could do it with the story already published.
I'm sorry.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Hi ifihadyoux--I did send the photos before the story was posted. I intially received the email confirming the site had received my story, that it was pending publication and if I had any photos that accompanied it to respond to that email and send them as an attachment, which I did. The email with the photos was never returned so I assume someone at Your Ghost Stories received them. If I have to post the pictures to photo bucket I will but hopefully they went to someone on the site who could put them up. Either way I will post them somewhere so readers can see them.
ifihadyoux (6 stories) (607 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
I believe there is a different way to send the pictures but at this moment it is too late to attach it to the story itself. You can upload the pictures to a website such as photo bucket and post the link in the comments for us to view if you would like.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
elnoraemily--wow, you dug up a lot of interesting stuff! I will have to take some time to check it all out. Also very cool you found the info on Anna Heinemann. Could that have been Edwin's wife since he died in 1906 (or 1907 as some sources have it)? Edwin was only 44 when when he died so I actually guess it could be. Thanks for all the new research! Notjustme, I did submit both pictures but since that was the first time I did it I am not sure where they are on the site. I sent them as an attachment but am not sure. Maybe someone can tell me if I did something wrong when initially sending them? I will gladly resend them if I need to.

Julie and I always found the strange hauntings in the building incredibly intriguing. We were never scared by any of it, more just interested. WiniPu4--thanks for the nice comments. I agree there was nothing menacing in the building. It was kind of fun to tell people who were visiting some of the paranormal things that happened. Most would say, "I'm glad I don't live here". Thanks for all the input.
WiniPu4 (207 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Hello, Manafon:
I loved your story. I prefer longer, more involved stories with lots of details. Like elnora, I love history & looked up the same historical/genealogical sites before I noticed she posted them in the comments.
It sounds like you had a very interesting time while living at the building. Thankfully, none sounded too menacing & in one instance, even helpful. To me, it sounds like a combination of residual and intelligent energy.
Elnora, many colleges traditionally name the on-campus bar "The Rathskellar", which the students usually shorten (naturally) to "The Rat". I don't know the history behind this practice; however, like almost everything now it can probably be googled.
Kind Regards,
Lynev
elnoraemily (11 stories) (1051 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Oh, the A.E. Heinemann you saw was as living the building, was his wife, Anna Emilie Regina Heinemann. She passed in the 1960s.
notjustme (19 stories) (838 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-28)
what an amazing experience for the young couple! Haha definitely got more than you bargained for huh? Thanks for sharing with us. I guess the souls that once resided there meant no harm, just a lot of imprints and memories. Wonderful.

As for the photos, where can we see them? 😊
elnoraemily (11 stories) (1051 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Here are some links:
Http://www.elmhurst.org/index.aspx?NID=498

Https://books.google.com/books?id=pHEUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1056&lpg=PA1056&dq=heinemann+meat+market+run+by+edwin+heinemann&source=bl&ots=Zv--dS1kV5&sig=UC9YumtQC_y9h9PVLhS0GsV5t4I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SAfJVOTYLvSRsQTd_4HYBg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=heinemann%20meat%20market%20run%20by%20edwin%20heinemann&f=false

This is just a cool read: http://elmhurstpubliclibrary.org/lib/wp-content/uploads/Elmhurst-Centennial-Program.pdf

Some of the dates from different sources don't seem to match up perfectly, but they do well enough.

And this, randomly, this appears to be his genealogy:
Http://www.geni.com/people/Edwin-Heinemann/6000000020916296119

Once I started, I was too interested to stop! I love history.

That's really interesting about the restaurant name! I did not know that.
Manafon (4 stories) (74 posts)
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5 years ago (2015-01-28)
Hi elnoraemily--the name "Ratskellar" is one commonly used for German styled restaurants. In Germany a ratskellar is the cellar of the town hall used as a beer hall or restaurant. In America a ratskellar is a restaurant patterned on the German ratskellar and also located in the basement of a building. I imagine there are countless restaurants that use the name Ratskellar across the country. The Ratskellar mentioned in my account has been closed since the mid 1990s.

I haven't lived in Elmhurst since 1993 but have remained in the general area since then. I was interested to read that you found out more about the Heinemann's! All my reasearch on the building was done when I was still living in the building--way pre-internet!
elnoraemily (11 stories) (1051 posts)
 
5 years ago (2015-01-27)
How very strange. There is a basement restaurant in an old building in downtown Indianapolis called The Rathskellar. My uncle took me once and it's actually quite good. I wonder if they are owned by the same people?

The blue figure sounds extremely odd. I don't really have anything for that. It doesn't sound humanoid.

The stereo could have been getting some sort of interference, but that is still odd. I'm trying to think of a certain signal that could effect it at a certain time.

Your city has quite a bit of history. I looked up the apparent ghost, Heinnmann, and found a huge amount of history. It's nice to see well documented history. Apparently, his daughters ran a separate store until the 60s.
There is a lot I want to say, but my brain is so overloaded with information that I cannot seem to find the words.

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