Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Building That Brought Poltergeist III and Ghostbusters to Life
According to Ursula Bielski, the building is cursed by more than over priced fleeces. The very land the building is built upon was cursed by a man named Streeter before the building was even a whisper. To make matters worse, the building was built in a sinister trapezoidal shape which some occultists believe is evil. Antone LeVey, founder of the Church of Satan had much to say on the matter. Bielski had this to say about LeVey's feelings for the building.
" LaVey wrote many essays during his time as the Satanic Church’s leader, including fascinating analyses of the problems of modern architecture. LaVey knew--as most occultists do--that the trapezoidal shape holds significant power for arcane forces: traditionally, the shape is believed to serve as a doorway or “portal” for occult--or even diabolical--forces. As a young man, LaVey was fascinated with the thought of H.P. Lovecraft, whose horror novels often feature characters grappling with the dangers of “strange angles,” and it was Lovecraft’s work which led LaVey to first pursue his study of modern architecture’s sometimes deadly capabilities."
It is hard for me to take anyone to seriously who bases their religion on a fiction writer, but regardless of LeVey's credibility the building has seen many strange murders, deaths and suicides in its day. It was also the inspiration for the movie Ghost Busters. They based their building built to summon evil on the Hancock building. The Hancock Building was also the place where the most horrible film, Poltergeist III was shot. If that movie isn't proof of a curse, I don't know what is. The movie Poltergeist is often said to be cursed. Many of the main actors met their untimely demise shortly after the filming of Poltergeist III, including the girl who played Carol Anne. Those that believe the Hancock building is a funnel of evil believe it was this building that cursed the cast of the movie.
If you would like to learn more about the many deaths and ghosts that walk the halls of this diabolical building you can go to the site http://www.chicagohauntings.com/hancock.html . To learn more about the Poltergeist curse you can go to http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/poltergeist.asp . I'm not sure any building can be built for evil, but the Hancock building is certainly haunted, to many strange deaths and occurrences have happened here to account for it any other way.