Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 25, 2013 14:50:35 GMT -5
I chose the name Graveyardbride as my Yahoo ID when the American Ghost Society formed a Yahoo group way back around 1998, or perhaps before that. (April would probably recall when it was formed.) I got the idea from the "graveyard bride" that is said to haunt the Chapel of the Cross Cemetery in Madison County, Mississippi. Helen Johnstone, better known as the "Bride of Annandale," was set to marry Henry Vick, but he was killed a few days before the wedding. Vick is buried in the Chapel of the Cross Cemetery and even though Helen later married another man and raised a family, following her death, her spirit, dressed in the gown she had chosen for her marriage to Vick, was seen gliding through the cemetery to kneel and weep at the grave of her first love and it is said she haunts the graveyard to this day. Annandale was the name of the plantation home (which burned in 1924) built by Helen's mother. Her mother also built the Chapel of the Cross.
Post by aprillynn93 on Sept 25, 2013 15:46:10 GMT -5
I know the American Ghost Society was formed around 1996. I don't recall exactly when they started their Yahoo group, but 1998 seems about right. I didn't know you were ever apart of that group Lee.
I cut ties with Troy Taylor about 5 years ago. I disagreed with him on some point about an EMF meter, and you would have thought I had threatened his family or something. I guess I was never supposed to question his authority.
Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 25, 2013 16:18:19 GMT -5
Catherine and I were both members of that site, but she was using a different ID. I've always had the same Yahoo ID. You don't remember when Catherine accused Taylor of plagiarizing everything he wrote and you defended him? There was a huge discussion about it in our first Mysteries Unsolved group, but I didn't participate. However, I did make some disparaging comments about that guy in Texas, I think his name was Chris something, because he would have had to be at least a hundred-years-old to have done everything he claimed to have done and I don't think he was even 30.
Post by aprillynn93 on Sept 25, 2013 18:14:08 GMT -5
Yes I remember that whole mess well. I considered Troy Taylor a friend at that time, and he was like a mentor to me. He totally used me during that time to get at Catherine.
I was of a much different mindset back then. I was very antagonistic to any ideas I felt were wrong. I have grown up ALOT since then.
I started off in the Mysteries Unsolved group making a very bad first impression for which I totally only blame myself. It was good to go through though. I learned alot about how not to conduct myself.
I think a cemetery wedding would be a reminder to the living to enjoy life to the fullest while one can. Either that or "til death do ye part." Besides it could also be a very lovely park setting and as long the dead are invited they won't feel so disturbed.
April: I remember that fiasco. He tried every way that he could to "get" Catherine, but never succeeded because she followed my advice and refused to reply to his emails or those of his henchmen. Catherine got very angry about what he was doing and contacted a lot of the authors that he had plagiarized. He must have gotten scared that someone was onto him because after that, he stopped copying other people's work and posting and copyrighting it as his own. After what happened in our group, I saw several sites where people accused him of plagiarism. They may still be up.
What kind of disagreement did you have about the EMF meter?
Post by aprillynn93 on Sept 26, 2013 16:17:00 GMT -5
Troy Taylor said that the KII meter was crap and should never be used on an investigation. I said I disagreed, that I thought it could be used if used correctly, that just like anything else, if used properly it could work fine, you just have to know how it works. That may not have been verbatim, but very close.
That was it. Honestly. It never got heated, he never replied back, but after that, he stopped talking to me. Then shortly after that incident, on his forum site, one time a member complained to him about me because he or she didn't like my opinion on something. He restricted my access to the site, and put my account on temporary hold. The only reason I knew why he banned me was that the moderator told me.
So I left and have had no contact with him ever since.
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2013 16:18:42 GMT -5 by aprillynn93