Why is the basement always the scariest part of a building?
Okay, they are dark, they are dingy, but why would a ghost want to live in one?
Buildings, like the bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia has an incredible basement, much like many of the old buildings have. It is very large and I can see how it would be creepy, especially with the lights turned off. Though it is not right into the ground and there are windows, so does that still qualify?
On the DVD that Deaf Children Australia have produced they have ex students talking about their experiences there. Many of the boys, well men now, talked about sitting up late at night and telling ghost stories. They would then dare each other to go down to the basement. They must have been terrified. Though, scary noises wouldn’t have been a problem.
It would have been good to be outside here, and made some commotion outside the windows, but not sounds, that wouldn’t have worked. It is amazing the things they came up with to scare one another.
This window is near the bath, there is one on the other side so when it is hot they can open both for a cool breeze, well they did when they used the bath. I will put some other photos up at the end of some of these. The basement is not really a maze, but there are lots of places for people to hide.
I have done quite a bit to this, but I really wanted to show it, the men on the DVD talk about how this room reminded them of a jail, and when they were children, they were scared of it. It was the meat larder. The door reminded them of bars.
I had a few people writing poems and stories in response to last weeks post on the dormitory and those photos. So I am going to put the links to them here.
Lucy Williams Poetry
Bastet and Sekhmet
Svetlana Grobman: Writing With an Accent
A Poem and a Drawing a Day
I think that was all over them, so I hope you will go and see what they wrote in response to the images last week.
I also invite people to do the same with the basement images, what stories do the images conjure up for you. Once again, link it back to me, so I can get the pingback or the reblogged notice and will include it in next weeks post.
Now here are some other images I have taken of the basement, not that many.
I look forward to hearing what you write about, some ghost stories might be fun.