Sinister House is a journey into the world of deranged serial killer Otis Hodge. During a time period spanning the 1920's to 1950's, Mr. Hodge turned his small farm into a haven for murderers, sadists, occultists and other deranged individuals.
Bribery during the Great Depression and prohibition era allowed Hodge to keep local authorities at bay while he offered sanctuary to his disturbed guests. Some of these individuals included traveling circus employees with their band of evil clowns and freaks, those who rode the rails preying on people looking for work, black magic practitioners and even a war criminal surgeon that conducted cruel experiments in order to develop super soldiers and beasts of war. Hodge himself would wear parts of the skulls and faces of his victims as a mask. So much dark energy surrounded this place that it was said that occultists could summon spells to make the scarecrows on the farm come to life, animated by evil spirits looking to take tangible form. These practices took place virtually unnoticed until federal agents followed a suspected killer, who had been riding the rail cars from state to state, onto Hodge's property. What followed was a bloody shootout that left dozens dead and ultimately ended Hodge's reign of terror. Upon entering the home and surrounding property, authorities found a macabre spectacle of sadistic violence. The remains of countless individuals were found as well as scene after scene of torture and murder. The home simply became known as Sinister House.
Mr. Hodge's property has been abandoned for over half a century. It is said that many who have stepped foot onto the property have gone missing, but no evidence has been found to back these claims.....until now. Recently a group of paranormal investigators have disappeared while exploring Hodge's home. The only evidence found to suggest their fate is a blood stained piece of paper with the words, "They have returned" written on it. Have the evil spirits of Hodge and his cohorts been awakened? The only way to find out is to enter Sinister House and see for yourself!
Long before Sinister Acres was home to notorious serial killer Otis Hodge, it was home to a much older and ancient evil. Early pioneers in the region and native tribes would tell stories of a race of human-like creatures that lived in the forest and ate the flesh of those unlucky enough to wander into their lair. Many pioneer expeditions in the area would vanish without a trace, but occasionally evidence would be found to suggest they were murdered and possibly eaten. Deep cuts would be found on the bones of the once missing pioneers and settlers that resembled being butchered using primitive tools. Even the most hardened explorers were reluctant to enter the forests.
Recently, sightings of these savage creatures have been on the rise, as have many disappearances in the area. One particular spot, known as Tomahawk Trail, has been at the center of recent disappearances. There are now rumors of dark magic practitioners taking residence in the forests and conjuring all sorts of vile and malicious monstrosities, including the cannibals that are said to be the cause of so many vanished expeditions throughout history. Could this be what is causing the rise in disappearances in the region? People should not dare to step foot inside Tomahawk Trail, or else they may uncover an evil that literally consumes them.
Photo taken 1952, showing victim left hanging in attic of Hodge's home.
Rare image of Otis Hodge found on victim's camera.
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