Hello to you and Happy Halloween! It’s 5:18 am as I write to you and it’s going to be short as I am hungry and need some breakfast lol! Plus my wonderful mother-in-law Beth has been doing some work on my Ancestry.com Family Tree (DNA matches) and she told me she found some pretty interesting stories for me! One poor unfortunate soul, a man, was the town drunk and fell asleep on the train tracks and literally “lost his head.” Poor man! So I want to get in there today and see what else she “dug up!” I also plan to call the folks at Ambit Energy today because it looks like they have a better Energy plan than the current company we are with (Reliant) and even more importantly…..they have good ethics! Their creed at the moment of their founding: Over turkey sandwiches at a Dallas-area deli in 2006, Co-Founders Jere Thompson, Jr. and Chris Chambless devised a blueprint for what would become Ambit Energy. That day, they made the decision to never sacrifice integrity for growth – the same motto Ambit follows today. (http://ww2.ambitenergy.com/)
So last Night’s Movie: Netflix original movie (finished watching it at 9:26 pm)
I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In This House
Kyle asked me why someone would do such a crime as happened in this movie – murdering a woman and hiding her in a wall….I said jealousy. Jealousy makes people crazy and can provoke the most heinous of crimes. After we watched it I talked to Kyle about the way this story resonated with me — while I watched it I kept thinking of my mom Jeannie and her suicide. I told him I feel like for the past 40+ years I’ve been trying to solve a murder mystery – my Mother murdering herself. I said that suicide is just as vicious as murdering someone and putting them in a wall to rot. It’s even more malicious because it causes all the souls left behind to have the potential to “rot” too…..the blame, the denial, the anger, the remorse, the ending of once loving relationships between family and friends……soul shattering sorrow. I told him the difference between the way our Sam, Blondie and recently Amber died and my Mother is this. With the euthanasia it was a gradual slipping through to the next but with my Mother’s death it was like sticking a pin in a balloon – violent and messy to her body and the same to her soul. It was so violent, in my understanding, it shattered it into millions of pieces. Where does soul energy go, like all energy, EVERYWHERE and into EVERYTHING. Murder of self and or of others causes violence to the very soul of our collective consciousness. It is my understanding this is the “why” behind karmic soul chasing. Why we keep running after people who remind of us others – most of it not even on a conscious level….it’s in our “code” and “blueprint.”
Then this morning at 5:02 am I find this! Very similar story! A story that resonates with me because of the past I mentioned yesterday for how Kyle and I came to be.
Could 300-Year-Old Bones Solve a Royal Mystery?
Kelly Cobiella and Laura Saravia and Alex Johnson
At a lab near Hannover, Germany, scientists are studying human bones for clues to a 322-year-old missing persons case. And not just any missing persons case — at the center is a king of England, the wife he locked up for 30 years and her lover, a handsome Swedish count who disappeared in 1694.
Construction workers discovered the remains while renovating Leine Castle in Hannover, the former seat of the Hannoverian kings and home to Duke Georg Ludwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg — later King George I of England — and his wife, Sophia Dorothea, in the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Sophia Dorothea was just 16 when she married her cousin, the future king, in 1682. It was an arranged marriage and an unhappy one. Georg ignored his wife, preferring to spend time with his mistresses, so Sophia turned to Count Philipp Christoph von Königsmarck for affection.
The passionate love affair spanned two years, with the pair writing love letters in code. Three hundred letters still exist, held at Lund University in Sweden.
“Of course it was dangerous,” said Håkan Håkansson, an associate professor of the history of ideas and science at Lund University. “It all ended badly, but I suppose they had persons they trusted who delivered the mail to each other.”
In the summer of 1694, the pair agreed to run away together. But their secret was discovered, and after a late-night rendezvous, Count Philipp disappeared.
Royal rumors spread that the count was murdered on the orders of the vengeful Duke Georg, his body thrown in the river or buried in the castle walls. A body was never found.
Georg divorced Sophia Dorothea and locked her away in the Castle of Ahlden for the rest of her life. She was 28 years old, and for 30 years, she was held prisoner, separated from her children.
In 1714, Georg became King George I of England. His coronation was not well received — his subjects viewed him as a German invader who refused to learn English.
“George I was not a likeable man. He was distant. He was cold. He was often cruel,” said Professor Kate Williams, a specialist in royal history at the University of Reading in England.
“Certainly, there was a lot of gossip saying he did it, [that] he had it ordered,” Williams said. “It was on his behalf that is was ordered, and it seems very likely it could have been so.”
But is there any proof?
Scientists examining the bones weren’t able to determine cause of death.
“Most of the bones were broken … and not very well preserved,” said Birgit Gorsskopf, an anthropologist at the University of Göttingen.
But the remains, which were found under the castle, yielded DNA that could be tested against the count’s living descendants.
(I hope they find what they are looking for! There seems to be a running theme with love triangles, jealousy and murder. I wouldn’t be surprised if more of such cases are found! Keep going WAAAAAY back!)