Rausch Gap Vampire BUT SO MUCH MORE
Rausch Gap Vampire <br /><br />
We are privileged enough to have a ghost town of our own, not even fifteen miles from the current Haunted Curiosities headquarters. Deedee is not originally from around here, so when I told her about Rausch Gap she was so excited that she almost peed in her pants. Hey it happens to the best of us, right? <br /><br />
Anyway, all that remains of Rausch Gap can be found on the Appalachian Trail in Saint Anthony’s Wilderness. It can be visited if you desire, but the remains haven’t really any use other than historical meaning, or if you are like us and you love ghost towns. You see, during the supposed construction of a rail line to Allentown, PA, Rausch Gap, PA because a bustling little town for two reasons. It was a stopping point on the railroad that housed administrative offices and railroad employment opportunities. Second, there was a mine in Rausch Gap that also offered employment opportunities. <br /><br />
The demise of the little town, which at its peak reached 1,000 residents, was the drying up of the mines. When the railroad plans shifted, and Pine Grove, a neighboring community, began “getting all the business,” Rausch Gap went under fast and by the 1930s was totally done for. There was neither industry nor employment for the residents; so they just left. <br /><br />
The only thing that can be seen today at Rausch Gap is the base of buildings, a small stakeout shelter for hikers, and an outhouse. We wanted to see it anyways, and Deedee… being Deedee… decided that she wanted to go at night. We gathered up our flashlights and began hiking through the woods. As we reached the destination that once was the small town of Rausch Gap, it was hard to see much of anything at all, even with the flashlights. It was just that dark; and the area was totally undisturbed. As I neared the old mining and rail town, I began to wonder if it wanted to be that way. <br /><br />
As we got closer and closer the air became tenser and tenser. It was so thick you could cut it with a knife. My senses were telling me to get the hell outta there, but my curiosity kept me going. As I was exploring a section of the ruins, I caught a dark shadow out of my eye. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I could sense the presence of supernatural activity <br /><br />.
I kept walking, searching for the rest of the crew. We had separated to search a wider range of the area. All I got on my two-way was static. Then, my the reading meters that I was carrying with me began squelching uncontrollably. I turned around and standing right before me was a full form vampire spirit. <br /><br /><br /><br /> He was dressed as though it was still the 1800s and I could swear from what all he know, he still might have been working in the mine. He was a vampire of few words, but the words that he did utter weren’t very nice. It was quite obvious that he didn’t me, or any of the rest of us for that matter disturbing his peace and quiet. <br /><br />
I turned around and began to run. My running was no match for the super speed and strength of the vampire. Within seconds he was swooping down in front of me with one effortless leap. I backed up not knowing what to expect. He crouched down and I felt something come touch my legs, which were taken out from under me. Then I heard someone utter, “NOW!” There was a bright flash of light and then no more vampire spirit. <br /><br />
When I was able to see again, Deedee and Jason were there, Jason looking exasperated and Deedee grinning from ear to ear. In her hand was the piece. They had come to my rescue when they heard my equipment and weren’t able to get ahold of me. Just as the vampire was about to make me its next victim Deedee tripped me, waiting for the vampire to lunge. She and Jason then channeled the vampire spirit into this piece. <br /><br />
When we got back and began our research, we found out that the vampire spirit is a free form vampire and will give you any vampire power that you want. If you want all of them… fine. If not, then that’s okay too. You can pick and choose or mix and match. His spirit is very, very old and he comes with lots of ancient wisdom. As for his little attitude problem? We fixed that with a cheer enchantment. Now he is more than willing to help out his mortal host achieve their desired state-of-being. Now, I am making him available to you. <br /><br />
A LITTLE MORE ON THIS PIECE IS THAT I LET STEVE HAVE IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE. THIS RING WAS NOT JUST A VESSEL BUT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RING THAT CAPTURES ONLY VAMOIRE SPIRITS. YOU MAY LET THIS ONE OUT OR KEEP HIM IN. AS IT IS HE ACTS LIKE A GENIE AND MUST DO WHAT YOU ASK HIM TO DO AND THEN RETURN. THIS RING IS VERY OLD AND COMES FROM A RACE OF VAMPIRES THAT JUDGE OTHERS AND CAN DECIDE THE FATE OF THEM. THEY ARE THE MOST POWERFUL AROUND. THEY ARE FROM EGYPT AND IT IS SAID THAT THEY HELPED IN THE BUILDING OF SOME OF THE PYRAMIDS. THE RING IS AN ANTIQUE AND THE SIDES SHOW THE CREST OF THE RACE. THE STONE IS LAPIS. YOU WILL FEEL THE POWER WHEN THIS IS ON YOU.