Fenwood Gazette

Claire Identified?

Posted by Patrick Valenza on

  After scouring the Fenwood Asylum archives for days without rest, we have discovered an intriguing photograph tucked away between two pieces of sandwich bread.The photo depicts what appears to be Mildred Payne (on viewers left) and an unknown female on the right.  The inscription around this girl reads, "My Darling Claire, 1929". The handwriting matches samples of Mildred's penmanship.Going by this new information, it appears that Claire may have been an actual person, and not just a doll.After further investigation, we have uncovered documents stating that there was once an inmate named Claire Parker here at Fenwood who died...

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The Fenwood Coven of 1913

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  New clues have surfaced following the exhumation of our misunderstood heroine, Mildred Payne. In this recently discovered photo, we see 4 mysterious members of what was known as "The Fenwood Coven".These women were rumored responsible for a series of unsolved murders in the Valley Park, Foster's Meadow Township, however, no conclusive evidence of them being involve in a crime was ever produced.How these vile witches came to know Mildred is yet unknown.As always, our investigation continues....

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Mildred Payne 1933

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  In a recently discovered photograph, we see a pensive Mildred Payne looking towards a future that would never be. Hemlock House sits in like a mausoleum in the background. It was here, on the grounds of Fenwood, that the first birds became demons.... 

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Mildred Payne 1972 ???

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In 1972, a local Valley Park woman came forward claiming to be Mildred Payne, who had been missing (and presumed dead) since the great asylum fire of 1933.  Known simply as Mad Millie to neighbors, she is pictured above casting magic spells over her coven of wild cats. It was reported that the photographers were amazed at Millie’s power over the felines, until a chunk of tuna dropped from her skirt and fell on the sidewalk. It was obvious that this impostor was not the legendary Red Witch after all.   Mildred’s fate remains a mystery…….

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The Great Asylum Fire of 1933

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VIDEO: In October, 1933, a tremendous fire ripped through Fenwood Asylum, killing 13 people. That tragic night was the last anyone ever heard of Mildred "The Red Witch" Payne.   In the Fall of 1933, a roaring blaze swept through the South Wing of our beautiful Fenwood Asylum. Although the cause was never determined, many believed it to have been started by inmate Mildred “The Red Witch” Payne after one of her frequent tantrums.   13 causalities were reported, including several horses trapped in a nearby stable. The horse’s horrifying cries were heard that night by residents as far away as Eastbury. Mildred...

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