A Preview Of TGIMM’s Patreon-Exclusive Newsletter (Become A Patron For More!)

Want access to an exclusive newsletter full of weird, spooky, and otherwise strange and unusual stories, games, and more? If you become a Patreon supporter for The Ghost In My Machine at the “Raven Man” tier level, that’s exactly what you’ll get. In case you’re curious about what these newsletters are like, I’ve put together a preview joining some highlights from previous editions — and if you want more, there’s plenty where it all came from. I didn’t name it “TGIMM’s Collection Of Curated Curiosities” for nothing.

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Abandoned: The Forever-Burning Fires Of Centralia, Pennsylvania (Photos)

Previously: St. Elizabeths Hospital.

You’ve probably heard of it — the town that’s been on fire for more than 50 years. It’s called Centralia, and it’s in Pennsylvania. It’s spooky, but not necessarily because it’s haunted by ghost stories; the fact that there’s been a fire burning steadily beneath its surface for over half a century is spooky enough all on its own.

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If you like reading The Ghost In My Machine, consider supporting the site on Patreon! In addition to helping keep this weird little corner of the internet up and running and contributing towards the ongoing expansion (More frequent posts! A better, prettier design! Other good stuff!), Patreon supporters also get access to a bunch of neat-o incentives and bonus content. These incentives and bonuses include, but are not limited to:

  • A look behind the scenes at TGIMM, including some of the cool stuff I dig up during the researching process, updates on the site redesign, etc.;
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  • Early access to new Most Dangerous Games posts, so you can read each new game before anyone else does;
  • A patron-exclusive newsletter full of curated creepiness and curiosities;
  • And more!

As always, regular TGIMM content will continue to be posted here on Mondays and Wednesdays, accessible to everyone for free; that’s not going anywhere! The bonus content that goes up on my patron-only feed for Patreon supporters is just that — a bonus. The goal of the Patreon campaign is to fund the resources that will enable me to bring you more of the content you love without having to rely too heavily on ads and advertisers to make it happen.

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Stay spooky!

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Haunted Globetrotting: The Many Spirits Of Kiyotaki Tunnel, Japan

Welcome to Haunted Globetrotting, an international version of the United States-based Haunted Road Trip feature I run here at The Ghost In My Machine from time to time. Now that we’ve been at it for a few years, it seems like it’s about time to broaden our travel horizons a little, doesn’t it? First stop: Japan.

Running between Arashiyama and Sagakiyotaki in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture is a tunnel. It’s unremarkable in appearance (as these places tend to be); to the casual observer, it looks like a simple, covered through-way — albeit rather a narrow one — connecting one town to the next. But to those who know the stories attached to it, it’s quite remarkable indeed — because Kiyotaki Tunnel has a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in Japan.

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For Sale: Johnsonville, The Connecticut Ghost Town That Just Can’t Seem To Find A Buyer

Previously: Poveglia.

Got a couple million bucks burning a hole in your pocket? If you do (you lucky person, you), and you’ve always wanted to own an entire spooky town, good news: The Connecticut ghost town of Johnsonville is for sale — again. This is far from the first time it’s been available for purchase in recent years, and honestly, I’m not convinced it’ll be the last; either way, though, it will never cease to amuse me that if you’ve got enough money, you can actually buy your very own ghost town.

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Haunted Road Trip: The Harden House — Or Is It Hardin House? — Of Clermont, Florida

Previously: The Hollywood Sign.

The haunting of Harden House in Clermont, Fla. begins, as so many of these tales do, with a tragic history — with a crime, and with a victim. And whether what’s haunting the property is a literal ghost or a metaphorical one, there’s no denying how much a place’s past can affect how we feel about it in the present.

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Abandoned(-ish): The Half-Life Of St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Photos)

Previously: Zombie Subdivisions

There’s a reason I’ve tagged an “-ish” to the heading for this installment of “Abandoned”: St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. isn’t totally abandoned. A new building adjacent to the historic East Campus was opened in 2010, providing an updated psychiatric facility that is still in use today, and there are big plans in the work for much of the remaining grounds.

But although there are currently plans to revitalize it, much of the hospital has for years sat largely vacant, not in a state of complete decay, but certainly neglected.

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