While you breathlessly await two fairly substantial posts I have in train, here is a little something to keep you going. It’s the Charles Weber (1855-1947) mausoleum in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

Charles Weber mausoleum, c. 1947. Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Photo: author.
Charles Weber mausoleum. Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Detail: damage. Photo: author.

Besides its crazy take on the Ionic order (just what is it with those capitals, for a start), it’s been banged up somewhat. The glass in the door has been replaced with a mesh and the bronze door on the right had been vandalized. There is to me inexplicable damage to the pilasters at the edges of the façade holding the door.

However, it’s the photo I took through the mesh replacing the glass on the door that makes it all worthwhile: a manifestation from the other world!

Was the door broken by someone trying to get in . . . . or something trying to get out ???

Charles Weber mausoleum. Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Detail: interior with terrifying manifestation.

It’s a hatted man with padded shoulders, I believe. AAAAGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julian Beck as the triply-evil Reverend Kane in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). Publicity Photo. Freddie Fields Productions and MGM. IMDB.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Arlington, VA

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