Fenwood Gazette

MOTHER ROSE

Posted by Patrick Valenza on

Researchers at Fenwood Asylum have discovered  the only known photo of ROSE PAYNE, mother of Mildred, who was murdered by an unknown assailant in 1926. It is reported that Mildred's connection with the spirit realm intensified to an unhealthy obsession after finding her mothers mutilated corpse behind the tool shed. After combing the Valley Park and Asylum archives, this is what we have learned so far:*Rose Payne (née Unknown): Born 1888 - Died Tragically 1926*Possible Gypsy heritage. *Withdrawn personality-No known acquaintances.*Reported as mentally unstable--possible onset of mid-life schizophrenia. *Avid Tarot Reader*Joined in (Un)Holy Matrimony 1910 to Wallace Payne (Died.-1933, Apparent Suicide)--Photo Unavailable It has been reported...

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House of Payne

Posted by Patrick Valenza on

The old cronies at the Valley Park Historical Society have reluctantly come forth with information regarding the childhood home of Mildred Payne. Once located on 1013 Walton Street, this ominous dwelling served as a precursor to the miserable life Mildred would later experience at Fenwood Asylum. Here’s what we have learned so far: *An only child, Mildred Payne was born in this house on June 13th, 1913. (She lived there with her parents until her father had her committed in 1928.) *In 1926, Mildred’s mother died tragically in a tool shed behind the house under circumstances we have yet to uncover....

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Ghost?

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A previously unknown photograph has surfaced here at Fenwood Asylum! It gives us a rare glimpse into the Seance Parlor which once belonged to our tragic heroine, Mildred Payne. Among many bizarre curiosities pictured, one can see the old chair she used to connect with spirits while under trance. Hovering over the side of the chair is what seems to be a faceless dwarf-like figure. We are unsure of the identity of this being, and some here at the Asylum speculate that in may be a phantom...What is YOUR theory?

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