Greetings to the living,
It is I, Raven Knightshade; within these pages are summations of the psychiatric files within the Manor’s vaults that pertain to the lives of individual souls who due to inattention of their own mortality find themselves guests within the Manor. In response to the chaotic atmosphere that surrounds the guests and grounds of the Manor, once again various changes have occurred. For a description of the Manor, its purpose and residents/employees please see any of the previous volumes of this journal, due to events that transpire continually at Knightshade Manor, the ectoplasm that surrounds the Manor and grounds, creates several additions to the Manor.
In this volume one hazy spring morning in 1946 the depot once again appeared on the grounds. Several members of the staff observe its arrival, and Jessica is rudely awakened to find herself standing behind the reservation counter. Her uniform was navy blue with pinstriped white and gold buttons. In front of her was the teller window of an antiquated train station that appeared as the result of a phenomenal train wreck which involved an automobile and a locomotive on it’s daily route between Los Angeles, California and San Diego, California. As with all major disasters, the less morose and lively looking staff members are pulled to the front to handle the newly arrived guests. Caroline Knightshade has arrived to the Manor, she has taken over as the administration at the Manor due to Simon’s departure to locate his father Octavius, and this is her first day on the job. She having seen the appearance of the depot had immediately astral-projected behind the ticket window to assist Jessica with the arriving guests. The train brings several guests, Harding is a conductor, Cheryl and Madge are waitresses at the café, Cheryl and Harding are crushing on one another, while Madge is dating Clyde, who is the driver of the car who caused the train wreck. On board, is Buster a ticket collector, Janelle, Pierre, Clarence and Carson are passengers.
Meanwhile, on the real original route 66 two members of our staff are motoring their bikes through the other world, Simon and Kevin are in the field tracing Octavius by locating and interrogating his various accomplices and victims.
I have returned to the Manor after several months in the field. My primary goal was to interact and interview potential guests as a means of convincing our patrons that the Manor provided specific services and that their financial contributions were indeed utilized to their fullest potential. My personal primary goal was to seek out the competition and determine if perhaps our guests would be provided better accommodations for some of the living who might be erroneously placed in our care. I have once again returned to the files, and as before, I am organizing the data in a readable format for the living to interpret the afterlife, and the various phases encountered when leaving one’s mortal existence prematurely. It is necessary to clear out the files of patients and their misfortunes as quickly as possible, for more guests are arriving each night. Once they resided in the Manor a significant amount of time, they have gotten over their lives, and are ready to return, or move to another Manor. I will include the details of the other institutions within Volume 15.
Included in this current volume is a continuation of Dena’s dealings with the Marion’s cleaning around the living, and dissentions that have arisen amongst the demonic staff. Due to the fact, that quantity of guests has increased the Marian’s desire to import more demons, and added incentive to continue working for the Manor.
On the second floor aptly named the heartbreak corridor in room 229, resides a young woman named Rene, who I am not allowed to further interact with per Aaron’s orders as I caused her to leave her material existence early. The incident occurred during my time in the field. I implanted a memory loss so that she can’t recall all the details that brought her to the Manor. She finds herself in a mirrored room, with no recollection of how she got there.
On the third floor entitled innocence lost reside the guests that have been eternally changed, for better of worse, they have grown. In room 317 resides a guest named Jean who during her life was a sadistic woman who worked as a park ranger, who is abandoned by her crew and left to wander the forest. In room 318 resides a young woman named Laurie who has a live-in (dead-in?) spirit named Stephen (his file is reviewed in another volume) in his life he was a photographer. During my time in the field, I encountered several ghost hunters (as opposed to spirit hunters like Kevin and Simon) who photograph orb. I learned from Stephen that he loves to take pictures of the living, and his flash sends a round circle into the ethersphere. So when the so-called orbs appear in photographs it’s a reflection from a spiritual camera not dust particles.
Contained within this volume 7, is a summation of files maintained within the basement of the Manor. As stated in all previous volumes, the intent of the staff is to facilitate the speedy recovery of all guests who find themselves within our domain, for, as always there is never a limitation to the influx of premature dead.