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The Haunted Traveler: Haunted Brazil



Last month, we traveled to the southern United States to explore some of the most haunted locations in New Orleans. We walked along the French Quarter and traversed the above-ground cemeteries, but we must move on. This month we are making our way south of the equator to explore haunted Brazil.

Instead of picking one city in haunted Brazil, we will be looking in on the three major cities: the capital Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (with some smaller cities and towns thrown in for posterity). Let’s jump right in!

Brasília City Hall- Brasília

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Evening skyline of Brasília

This building once functioned as a morgue for the city. It has since been turned into a government building. The location also experienced a fire, which killed several employees that were trapped in the building at the time.

Those who work here experience poltergeist-like activity with objects being moved, cabinet doors moving on their own and doors shutting.

Dream Beach- Cumbuco

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This beautiful stretch of beach in haunted Brazil is popular with tourists…unfortunately, it is also home to a legend of a doomed couple. While walking along the beach at night, the couple decided to walk along the rocks on the shoreline, a popular place for people during the day. While star gazing, a wave hit the couple, washing them both out to sea. Their bodies were never found.

Some who visit this beach see a couple walking out of the ocean, with their bodies wet and decaying. Others hear unnatural noises and screams coming from the empty beach.

Museu Imperial de Petrópolis (The Petrópolis Museum)- Petrópolis

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Deep in the city lies The Imperial Museum of Brazil. The museum was built in 1845 by Emperor Dom Pedro II as one of his palaces. The palace itself is part of the museum with changing art exhibits inside.

It is said that the emperor still roams the grounds near the garden, as guards claim to see him.

The next two involve experiences that happen on two separate roads through haunted Brazil.

The Road to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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A road connecting Petrópolis to Rio de Janeiro. Unknown if it is the same road.

On this stretch of road, drivers will see a blonde woman asking for help. When the drivers ask her what is wrong, she points toward the bottom of the hill on which the road resides. When the drivers look where she points, they see an overturned car with either a body lying next to it, or the blonde woman trying to see the person inside. Upon further inspection, the driver will notice the victim of the crash is the same woman and she has since disappeared from the road. When the driver looks back to the car, both the victim and the car are gone.

Stories like that are the fruit borne from the seeds of urban legends. Countries all over the world house at least one road where a mysterious woman asks for help and then vanishes into the night.

The Road to Victoria- Campos

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With a large expansion for transportation in the 70’s and the road construction causing lots of new travelers, accidents on the road became commonplace. It was then that drivers started to see groups of people come from nowhere and start traversing across the road at night.

Needless to say, the drivers become more cautious and frightened as they drove.

The Grande Hotel- Cambuquira

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This location was featured on S1E16 of Ghost Hunters International. The hotel was built around 1920 by a German woman. The town itself is said to be cursed by a priest that was exiled from it. He cursed to town to forever be in ruins.

Visitors and employees see full-body apparitions, hear disembodied voices, and they hear bangs and footsteps. GHI was able to collect some evidence of the claims. You can see the evidence they captured below.

Castelinho da Rua Apa (The Little Castle)- São Paulo

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Another location investigated by Ghost Hunters International during the Grande Hotel episode, The Little Castle has a grisly history. Sometimes nicknamed “the Murder Castle of Rua Apa” this location became the site of a triple homicide.

The castle was built in 1912 by Dr. Virgílio Cezar dos Reis for his wife Maria Candida Guimarães dos Reis. It was designed to look like a Medieval castle in the middle of the city. After Dr. Virgílio passed away, his two sons took over the business. One day, Maria and her two sons were found dead in the home, all shot to death.Maria Candida Guimaraes dos Reis

The official investigation stated that the sons, Alvaro and Armando, got into an argument, Maria tried to intervene getting shot in the process by Alvaro. He then shot his brother and turned the gun on himself. The case was closed but the story barely holds water due to multiple types of bullets and everyone was shot multiple times.

The castle has since fallen into disrepair but was named an historical landmark. Those walking by the castle on the anniversary of the deaths of Maria and her sons hear screaming from inside the home. A director shooting a movie there is said to have been victim of a strange accident as well, although there are no details.

I hope everyone enjoyed haunted Brazil: an historical place with gorgeous scenery and plentiful spirits. Check out last month’s travels before you go and if there is a place you would like to see visited, let us know in the comments.

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‘Courtney Gets Possessed’ Looks Like The Satanic BFF Comedy of 2023



So your ex is the Devil himself and you’ve moved on to someone new. In fact, you are about to marry that person. But Satan is the jealous type and isn’t giving his blessing to this new arrangement. What to do? That is the premise of the new horror comedy Courtney Gets Possessed.

Just by watching the trailer, we get a sense this is a comedy about girl power and we love that. Last year My Best Friend’s Exorcism focused on one friend trying to eject a demon from her girlfriend’s soul, but in this movie, it looks like a whole wedding party gets involved.

I do!

The Plot:

With her nuptials on the line and the Prince of Darkness lurking close by, Courtney does her best to protect her childhood home on the eve of the wedding. But when her ne’er-do-well sister accidentally invites Satan inside (known more casually as Dave), he possesses Courtney – throwing a demonic wrench into her happily-ever-after plans. Courtney’s ragtag team of reluctant heroes including her sister, perfectionist best friend, and skeptical future sister-in-law must find a way to exorcise Dave, reclaim Courtney’s soul, and get her down the aisle with as little bloodshed as possible. 

“In Sickness and in Hell” takes on a whole new meaning in this diabolically fun and thrilling romp. Audiences will be left pondering the line between love and possession and what it means to give ourselves to others. Will Courtney’s wedding bells ring or will they be drowned out by the screams of the damned? 

Courtney Gets Possessed is written and directed by Jono Mitchell and Madison Hatfield. Produced by Hatfield and Jordan Blair Brown. Executive Produced by Stephen Beehler, Jegor Jersov, and Jono Mitchell. Cinematography by Brett A. Frager. Composed by Jordan Bennett. A Peach Jam Pictures production.

Courtney Gets Possessed will be available on digital and on Demand, Friday, November 3.

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The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:

Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.

For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.

All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.

Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.

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Billy Gives a Tour of His Home in ‘SAW X’ MTV Parody




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SAW X is now playing in theaters. Have you already seen it? Let us know what you thought.

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