Frankenstein, Archer, FL, United States


Posted Jan 25, 2008, 2:45 am
Well, here I am on Toy Voyagers!  I am excited to be here and would love to join the Haunted Toy Voyagers Trail!  I will have to ask Pkboo if I can join!

Posted Jan 29, 2008, 9:16 pm
I went to Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden today.  Not exactly a monster kinda thing to do, but it wasn't a total loss - I did see a monstera deliciosa which means delicious monster!  Do you think anyone would mind if I ate it?


Posted Jan 29, 2008, 9:27 pm
I went out to dinner at the Melting Pot with a gang of Toy Voyagers tonight.  Fondue is not exactly a monster thing to eat, but I was told to be polite for a change and entertain our guests.

Here I am with the gang:

The only fun I had was when I tried to push Mittens into the chocolate fondue:

Posted Jan 30, 2008, 10:38 pm
Billy Goat and I went to visit Pinewood Cemetery today.  It's the oldest cemetery in the Miami area.  It was too pretty for my taste; I'd rather have seen a creepier cemetery!  We only saw one gravestone!  Where did all the rest go?  I wonder if the vandals stole them?  Now that sounds like my kind of fun!

Anyway, here we are at the entrance:

Here we are on the gravestone:

Posted Jan 31, 2008, 3:50 pm
I am starting the Haunted Trail!  I am on my way to Steve&Helly in England!
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 11, 2008, 6:06 pm
Well, I arrived safely and am raring to go ghost hunting. Helly has been on the internet and found lots of places for me to visit.

First however, I wished a bundle of toy voyagers good luck as they set off to be released into the wild.
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 11, 2008, 6:09 pm
A strange thing happened today...

I set off with the mist rising over the hills. I travelled to Wroughton to a local church which is supposed to be haunted.

When I got there Helly went to take the photo and the camera switched on, the button pressed, but it didn't take a photo. She switched the camera off and then back on again but still it wouldn't take a photo.

Back at the office she tried again and it took a perfect photo.
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 11, 2008, 6:12 pm
Then I went with Helly to visit one of her residential homes. Whilst there she found out the building is haunted by the ghost of an elderly, grey man.

Out came the camera, on it went, down went the button . . . no picture.

Back at the office later it took another perfect photo.
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 11, 2008, 6:15 pm
Well, after all that excitement - and no photos - I set off to Lacock to view a haunted pub. Except that . . .yes, you've guessed it, the camera wouldn't take a photo and has refused to take one ever since. . . . how spooky is that?

So, tomorrow, armed with Steve's camera, we'll have to do it all over again!
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 12, 2008, 6:33 pm
I was so excited this morning, I bounced on the front seat of the car all the way to Avebury.

The first place I visited was The Red Lion Pub.

The most famous ghost here is Florrie. Her jealous husband found her in bed with another man and dropped her down a well. Customers and staff have seen her, including many times in the ladies toilet. She is always dressed in black. A previous land lady reported that Florrie threw salt and pepper over tables and chairs.

One visitor to the pub witnessed a spinning chandeler with a  bearded man sat underneath it and ghostly horse drawn carriages have been seen pulling up outside the 16th Century pub.

Recently a photographer took a photo and caught a reflection in a mirror of a bald, pale faced man with streaks of blood on him. This may be the man who was murdered after hiding peasants in the cellar and then double crossing them.

Finally . . . wow, what a lot of ghosts! Some famous investigators visited the pub for a TV programme. They felt the presence of a child or children in one of the bedrooms and the presenter ran from the same room when she felt her hair being touched!

I managed to get well and truely spooked and it was daylight. I think I'd like to visit after dark . . . or maybe not!

Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 13, 2008, 7:31 am
Well, whilst here in Avebury I couldn't stop and not see the stones, and there have been sightings of ghosts here too.

Small figures, often mistaken as children, have been seen dancing around the stones.
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 16, 2008, 8:08 am
Back to the haunted graveyard today.

It is said that the figure of a woman has been seen by the yew trees infront of St. John the Baptist and St. Helen Church by several people.

I looked and I looked but I couldn't see her. In fact I was disappointed because it was a very beautiful spot and I didn't feel spooked at all.
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 25, 2008, 8:24 am
I've had a rest this week, both Helly & Steve have been on courses until after 8.00 each night so it was good to get out ghost hunting today.

The pub you can see once was joined to the building next door. The corridor has since been bricked up. However, customers and staff have regularly seen the ghostly figure of a lady walking through the corridor, and . . . you've guessed it . . . passing straight through the wall!
Steve & Helly

Posted Feb 26, 2008, 5:58 pm
Also in Devizes there's the old market cross.

Many many years ago a woman was accused of stealing. She was taken to the cross for her case to be heard. In her defense she said 'If I am guilty may God strike me down'. At that exact moment she fell down dead.

It is said her ghost can often be seen around the place where she died.

Ohh, this is so exciting, I love ghost hunting!
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 5, 2008, 1:05 pm

The sun is shining and I'm off to visit a haunted house today.

I'm so excited, I started off my looking into the garden to see if Steve & Helly had any ghosts there.

I didn't see any however. Helly told me to be patient as I only had two hours to wait.
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 5, 2008, 1:10 pm
Here I am in the corridor of a haunted house.

This house is a residential home for eight adults.

Staff here have felt they were being watched. They've turned around, expecting to see someone behind them, only to see nothing.

One evening a lady who works here, Val, was in the sitting room when she saw someone walk pass the door. She asked the person with her if they'd seen anything. They had, an old grey man. They both went out into the corridor but he wasn't there.

Val was 'sleeping in' that night. She didn't sleep!

Ohh, it's ever so exciting.
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 17, 2008, 8:46 am
Another spooky thing happened in this house, and it's happened more than once:

Behind the ribbons is a door. This is a fire door. It is held open by magnets and closes only when there is a fire, or the alarm is set off. In addition, it can be closed at night by hand but you can not force it shut, it closes very slowly. If you try to push it you are met with resistance which is normal for a fire door.

On several occasions a member of staff has just been about to walk through the door and it has slammed shut in her face! No one can slam it shut, it's too hard to close, and the door is regularly checked and there's nothing wrong with it's mechanism!

The staff at the house think the old grey man has something to do with it!

So now I've actually been inside a haunted house! I'm very excited to have completed a mission.

I'm going to stay in England for a bit longer so I'm hoping to visit lots more exciting places while I'm here. No where will be as exciting as being in this house though.

I wonder if they'll let me stay overnight?
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 24, 2008, 10:06 am
I'n not ghost hunting today, instead I'm off to Wales to meet up with other 2CV cars and to visit a mining museum.

However, the weather was so bad we nearly turned around before we got to Bath. We could hardly see out of the windows and the roads were flooded.

My new friends Pierre Bear, TibiPanda and Elephonse came too. Elephonse decided that unless he could see beautiful scenery or other blue elephants he would stay safely tucked up in the back of the car!

However, the rest of us found it far more exciting trying to balance to see out of the window. I had to hold TibiPanda very tight in case she fell over.
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 24, 2008, 10:27 am
I'm so excited to be able to visit Wales.

The roads were so wet and the weather so bad there were floods everywhere.

I'm sure it's very beautiful when it's dry.
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 25, 2008, 8:49 pm
Here I am, sat on Monsieur Alfonse with a great view. At least, it should have been great but it was icy cold and very misty.

Still, it was great fun!
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 25, 2008, 9:06 pm
Here I am with my friend Pierre Bear at Blaenavon Big Pit, mining museum.

What an exciting journey.

I onder if they have ghosts here?
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 28, 2008, 7:28 am

What a surprise, I'm off to France and all the Toy Voyagers are coming too.

I'm going to Bolougne for Easter weekend. I wonder if they have ghosts in France?

I'm going in Elephonse's car, Monsieur Alfonse, with two other 2CVs.

First stop, Dover.
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 28, 2008, 4:58 pm
Hurrah, I'm in France!!

But, what a day!

The wind was SO strong Steve had to tie Monsieur Alfonse's bonnet down with cable ties as it was in danger of blowing back on the car.

We went up on the coastal cliff at Cap de Blanc which was a little bit dangerous. Poor Helly got blown in the opposite direction from where she was heading. We only got one photo and that was because Helly couldn't balance and hold the camera at the same time.

You can see how windy it was, I'm holding on to Pierre Bear who was in danger of being blown away!
Steve & Helly

Posted Mar 31, 2008, 7:32 am
After all that excitement yesterday we drove up to the old fortified town of Bolougne.

There were lots of nice old buildings , and I'm sure lots of ghosts, although I didn't see any!

We walked around the outer wall of the town from where we could see the cars parked below.

Unfortunately I'm off on my travels again this week. I shall miss Wiltshire and the ghost hunting I've done. I'll also miss Pierre Bear who is as mischievious as me!

Posted Apr 12, 2008, 1:17 pm
Frankie arrived safely last Tuesday but I was out of town, stay tuned for new updates this weekend!

Posted Jun 2, 2009, 6:31 pm
Hi mom!  I have made it to Abby's house in beautiful British Columbia!  I just wanted to let you know that I am safe and in good hands.

Posted Jun 19, 2009, 1:52 pm
Hi Mom!  Just letting you know that I am on my way home!

Posted Jul 1, 2009, 12:15 pm
I finally made it home!  Thanks to all my hosts for letting me stay with you and making my travels possible.

Posted Jul 8, 2018, 8:20 pm
We had a voyager named Theo (Theobald) from Germany come to stay with us for awhile. 

Here I am with Theo:

It got me thinking that I haven't been anywhere in a very long time, so my Mommy said she will take me on a trip to Niagara Falls in New York!  I can't wait to be travelling again.