Malaki

 

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Being the local livestock farmer made Malaki Smasherstone well known in the Saylorsburg area. His slaughter was the best in the area and everyone knew him at the Lake House Hotel. It was common knowledge that he sold the best piece of meat, and Malaki was proud of that. But when a mining explosion killed and wounded so many men, the town became dependent on Malaki to provide for their families and the entire town. That’s when things changed.

Malaki started to feel serious pressure from the town and had visions of running out of livestock. He thought if that happened, his business would fail, and he would be letting the entire town down. He began to conduct some experiments to see if he could improve his livestock’s growth to ensure he could keep up with the town’s needs and desires. Malaki always tasted his meat before sending it out to make sure it was the tastiest meat around. The farmer threw himself into his work and continued the experiments, increasing the amount of growth hormones. He became greedy and his eating became uncontrollable. Because of the extent of the experiments and the amount of meat he was consuming, Malaki started to take the shape of the animals he was eating. His skin started to toughen up like leather, and the local townspeople noticed these changes and became fearful. This brought on a town-wide panic and everyone started to speak out against him. Business began failing; which is what Malaki was trying to prevent with his extensive experiments.

When Malaki got wind of the town forming against him and his business, he became enraged. With all the hormones in him, his anger went from bad to worse in no time. He went over to the Lake House Hotel and killed five random men, dragged their bodies to the basement and smashed their heads. He was preparing for an extravagant feast to show the town they were wrong about him. Everything went well until people started to notice odd things in their food – fingernails, fingers and even eyelashes. The townspeople were disgusted and furious. They decided to head to the basement to get to the bottom of this horrid meal. It’s there that they found the remains of the five victims. They all turned on Malaki and left him to hang on his own slaughter hooks. Once they were sure he was dead, they condemned the basement and designed a metal plate to cover his mouth to ensure the town of Saylorsburg that he would never kill or eat again.

No one has ventured into the Lake House Hotel basement since that horrific day. But beware – the kitchen is above that part of the basement and the cooks have said you can still hear pigs screaming, chains rattling and even moaning from the victims. So when you see Malaki in the house, you might want to turn and run the other way, because he’s probably quite hungry.

 

 

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One dark and stormy night, a lone drifter wandering his way across northeastern Pennsylvania stumbles upon an old vacant hotel. The Lake House Hotel wasn’t your average, every day kind of hotel. It had an eerie feel to it and was somehow inviting. The strange feel didn’t stop the wanderer from breaking in and spending the night out of the rain.

After exploring the vast old building and all the rooms in it, he picks one to relax in and eventually falls asleep. Some time during the night, he hears a low chanting sound that wakes him up. He realizes he can’t move. He slowly opens his eyes and sees he’s no longer in the room he fell asleep in; he’s now in the attic tied to the floor in the middle of a circle. The chanting he hears is coming from three hideous witches who are circling him. Suddenly, he feels sharp pains in his forehead as horns burst through without warning. Then an excruciating pain in his mouth strikes as his teeth fall out and are replaced with razor sharp demonic fangs. As he feels the darkness taking over his body and soul, he breaks one hand free and reaches for his crucifix, but it burns his hands and he drops it onto his face where a permanent mark is now seen on his skin. The witches laugh at his pain as he lies there in shock of the events overcoming his body.

He is now bound to the Lake House Hotel, where he must forever watch as the demon controls his body in search of the blood of anyone who enters the hotel. So if you hear his tormented scream, run for your life.

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LadyLustDon’t let her beautiful side fool you. Although, that’s really what she wants. She’s been in the deepest corner of the human psyche since the beginning of time, yet you probably won’t immediately recognize her when you see her. Her persona resides in the Lake House Hotel and reminds you of your hidden lusts. And whether you realize it or not, everyone, even you, has hidden desires. And she knows all about them.

Lady Lust emerged a few years back and takes on many different images as she lurks around the corners of the house just waiting to tease the guests. But this isn’t the type of teasing you’ll enjoy. One minute, you may be looking at her beauty, and just when you’ve let your guard down, you see her dark and demonic side feeding off of your fear. Her room in the house is comfortable and inviting, so trying to avoid her is nearly impossible. The feminine décor of the room pulls the guests into a false lull before exploding into a walking Pandora’s Box of the mind. Just when you begin to feel at ease in the room and around her beauty, everything suddenly turns to dark.

Lady Lust knows how to pull people in, because humans lust after so many things – from money to sex to extreme power. She knows that all the Lake House guests have lust in their hearts, so finding some prey isn’t too difficult for her. She comes in many different forms, but is terrifying all the time. Her “in your face” presentation will have you looking for the exit. She warns all her visitors that she’ll see them again in their nightmares, and she doesn’t lie.

 

 

 

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You may have heard the phrase – Go toward the light. But in the Lake House, you never want to go toward the light. In fact, you should always run from the light; especially in the case of one particular house resident.

The mines were a dangerous place to work back in the 1800s. Just ask Agnes Switchback; although you probably won’t like her answer. When Agnes and her husband Edgar were expecting their first baby in the late 1800s, Edgar was working in the mines. He took the higher paying job of working with explosives so he could take care of his growing family. His good intentions left Agnes without a husband because of a tragic accident. When Edgar’s boss showed up at Agnes’s door, she simply knew it wasn’t good news. He left her with a single light from Edgar’s helmet; his only remains. The light was her only means of feeling as if he was still with her; besides their unborn child in her belly.

Ten weeks after Edgar’s untimely death, Agnes went into labor while hanging sheets in the yard. She gave birth to a stillborn daughter on the ground. She laid there for several hours crying and holding the baby in a sheet until nightfall when she went into the house. Two weeks later when neighbors realized they hadn’t seen Agnes, and her sheets were still half hung on the line, they checked the house and found her rocking her decaying baby.

Agnes was taken to the Saylorsburg Inn where she could be cared for in her time of need. Weeks of no emotion and no progress, Agnes started to hear voices of witches telling her, “They killed your husband and baby. You must kill them.” One night, a caretaker got a bit too close and Agnes retaliated by biting him in the neck, ripping his artery. As he lay on the floor bleeding and slowly dying, Agnes cursed all that would visit the hotel and recited the verses the witches had told her. She then took a knife off the plate the caretaker brought her and took her own life. As her blood hit the floor, she became part of the tile floor in the hotel.

Today, Agnes Switchback haunts the hotel carrying Edgar’s light. She takes souls. You never know where or when you’ll see her in the hotel because she doesn’t have her own designated room, but heed my warning – You might want to run when you see her. And never, ever look into her light.

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In the bed, in that room to an incurable sickness I met my doom.

Outside doctors were baffled and the church couldn’t help.  My fate was
sealed when I fell ill.

I was struck by a wicked sickness after a night in the woods. Conventional doctors did all that they could.

In this hotel there is unusual practice. I cannot escape, but the fear of dying will not be missed.

 

“The above content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

 

 

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When she took the job as the personal servant and nurse to a wealthy business owner of a mine in the late 1800s, she had no idea what was in store for her. Catherine enjoyed her job, as much as one could enjoy such a job. She was grateful to have steady income to help out her family. But while she was happy with her job, her boss’ jealous wife was not. She always felt there was more going on behind closed doors with Catherine and her husband. Her insane jealousy over the situation kept her up late at night plotting ways to get rid of Catherine. She kept her eyes on Catherine as often as possible, and looked for her opportunity to end this once and for all. After months of paranoia she realized it was time to act, so she asked Catherine to help her plan a surprise party for her husband. Of course, being the good servant she was, Catherine agreed to help out with anything necessary. So the two women met late one stormy night in the parking lot of the Lake House Hotel.

The boss’ wife thought maybe she could just get rid of Catherine and make sure she remained quiet about the whole situation without harming her. She felt that if she was stern with her to the right degree, Catherine would just leave and never return. Jobs at this time weren’t easy to come by, so Catherine wasn’t having it. When the wife realized Catherine wasn’t going to be chased away that easily, she thought blackmail might work, but the problem was she really didn’t have anything on Catherine that scared her enough to just leave. When Catherine had enough of the wife’s craziness and tried to open the car door to leave, the wife grabbed a heavy object from the back seat of the car and hit Catherine over the head with it, knocking her unconscious just long enough for the wife to come up with her next move. When Catherine came to, she found herself in an abandoned part of the Lake House Hotel basement, rolled tightly in the throw rug. Her face was cut up completely. The wife tried to cut her mouth right off her face so she could never speak of what happened during their meeting that night. She also thought it would make Catherine hideous enough that her husband would never want to be around her again. Something went awry in the wife’s plan and no one is quite sure what happened next, but Catherine’s body was left in the Lake House. That’s where you’ll find her lurking the dark corners of the house.

 

 

“The above content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

 

 

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Unlucky in love was how he lived his short life. He went from relationship to relationship with high hopes of finding “the one.” He should have had his happily ever after because this man was considerate, generous and compassionate. And all he ever asked for was to be loved the way he loved. But his choice in women led him to relationship failures.

After one particular bad breakup with a woman he thought would be the one for him forever, he decided to go over to the Lake House Hotel for a drink to kill his sorrows. While there, he met a beautiful woman with a twinkle in her eye. Unfortunately for him, the twinkle was of greed and opportunity instead of love and kindness. Too bad he didn’t know that before he became smitten with her. He bought drink after drink while they sat at the bar chatting for hours, and eventually one thing led to another and they ended up in her room upstairs for more drinks and conversation in private. He really thought this one could be the one to end his relationship woes. But unfortunately for him, it ended more than just that.

This evil-filled woman saw an opportunity to get what she wanted while in the private room. She stabbed the kind hearted man and robbed him of his money. While the man lay on the sofa in the room slowly bleeding to death with the expression of yet another disappointment on his sad face, she fled the hotel never to be seen again.

His spirit is bound forever to the Lake House Hotel. This is his final “resting” place. Year after year, he cries the blood that was spilled when he died, in the room where life as he knew it ended – a room that’s now referred to as the funeral room. That’s where you’ll find him when you visit the hotel. And since no one is willing to share their heart with him and give him the companionship he’s always desired, he’s willing to take it; even if he has to murder to get it. It will be your funeral when you run into Iron Heart.

” The above content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”