Five Card Story: The Deadly Secret of 1893's World Fair

stories: prev | random | next

a Five Card Flickr story by Katrina O. created Feb 05 2021, 11:10:25 pm. Create a new one!

flickr photo credits: (1) Serenae (2) bionicteaching (3) bionicteaching (4) bionicteaching (5) bionicteaching

about this story

In a dark alley way, you will find a segway to a small poor area of Chicago. An area old buildings that are not well kept and has no official street just an alley way to serve as their walkway out into the city. 3 blocks away is a cemetery, a small one, and in the far left corner you will find a tall yet slender gravestone. This gravestone belongs to to a Madame Rose Marquesta Harris, the ex girlfriend of George Ferris Jr. For those who do not know who he is, he created the Ferris Wheel presented at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago. Her life after he left her went to ruin and she moved to this small poor area nicknamed Hearts end alley, named for the amount of people having had heart attacks in that area. It was believed to be cursed. When the Ferris Wheel was revealed at the fair, Madame Harris disappeared. Then 3 days later she would be found in the Chicago river not far from the swamp areas. It is believed she purposefully drowned herself due to her grief of his success while she suffered. Yet others believed that she may had been murdered, yet another said she may have just fallen to the alleys curse. Whichever way one tells the story one thing remains clear, whenever someone moves into her old shabby old apartment something horrible occurs and afterwards a sign appears on the door. That sign is a heart with a spoke stabbed through it. Whoever draws the symbol has never been caught, all that is known is there has not been a tenant in 20 years but nothing ever seems to happen to the Ferris Wheel only the apartment.

share this story

permalink to story:

Copy/Paste Story

Click once to select, then copy and paste HTML to your own blog/website.

create a different story from these same cards

Do you have another interpretation of the story behind these pictures? Add it to the collection as a new story!

flickr photo credits: (1) Serenae (2) bionicteaching (3) bionicteaching (4) bionicteaching (5) bionicteaching

For security purposes, please enter the correct words matching the images (blame the spammers):

stories: prev | random | next