Black annis, also known as black agnes, is a bogeyman figure in english folklore she is imagined as a blue-faced crone or witch with iron claws and a taste for humans (especially children) she is said to haunt the countryside of leicestershire, living in a cave in the dane hills, with an oak tree at its entrance. Black aggie stories vary little from location to location the black aggie is usually described as a hag with flaming red eyes, dressed all in black, having a skeletal face and emitting a horrific scream. A bronze statue located in druid ridge cemetery (just outside the city of baltimore in pikesville, maryland) from 1925 to 1967 black because of its dark colour and ascribed malevolence rumours and bizarre stories rumours began to circulate that black aggie's shadow was the shadow of death. The black aggie was located in the druid ridge cemetery in pikesville, maryland it there for several years and then had to be moved because of all the attention from the stories it was getting. Mysteries at the monument (formerly monumental mysteries) is an american reality television series currently airing on the travel channel and is hosted by don wildman the show uncovers stories of history and unsolved mysteries behind america's national monuments.
Black aggie was chipped away from her perch and donated to the smithsonian institution for years, her whereabouts were unknown, leading some to believe the bronze monster was roaming freely today, however, the shrouded statue that terrified a city for more than 60 years sits in the courtyard of the dolley madison house in washington, dc few. Black aggie is a local legend in baltimore and pikesville, maryland black aggie is the folkloric name given a statue placed on the grave of general felix agnus in druid ridge cemetery in 1925 the statue is an unauthorized replica, rendered by edward l a pausch, of augustus st gaudens' allegorical figure, popularly called grief, at the. Essay on the story of black aggie - the story of black aggie urban legends are the supernatural folklore of our modern society from one generation to the next, they orally travel throughout the world, constantly changing from one region to the next.
Well it turns out that that black aggie was an unauthorized copy of another statue with a much sadder, macabre and very real story augustus st gardens was a premier american sculptor of the late 1800s. The stories claimed that the local fraternity initiates had to sit on aggie's lap and one tale purports that she once came to life and crushed a hapless freshman in her powerful grasp one night, at the stroke of midnight, the cemetery watchman heard a scream in the darkness. Read black aggie from the story short horror stories by salvitors with 3,845 reads famous, mystery, popular caution:this is a true story and it can happen to. Oh, this is an actual urban legend here this statue does actually existand is creepy as hell does it do what people say though who knows but i can tel.
Black aggie sitting, where candidates for membership had to spend the night crouched beneath the statue with their backs to the grave of general agnus, became popular one dark night, two fraternity members accompanied a new hopeful to the cemetery and watched while he took his place underneath the creepy statue. Many of these legends begin with truth, but they change and grow through the years as people share the stories one such story is the legend of black aggie that has its origins in the druid ridge cemetery. Although pikesville was more remote in the days before i-695, the legend of black aggie spread throughout baltimore county and city i have heard reports of anne arundel county youngsters spreading the story. The black angel of oakland cemetery is an eight and a half foot tall burial monument for the feldevert family, erected in the cemetery in 1912 since that time, it has been the source of many stories and legends in iowa city --- most connected to the mysterious change in color that the angel took, turning from a golden bronze to an eerie black. The story of black aggie takes place in the druid hill park cemetery, located in maryland in 1925, felix agnus, the publisher of the baltimore american , placed a creepy statue of a grieving angel on the agnus family plot.
Pikesville — the stories and legends of the black aggie statue are so pervasive as to render moot the real-life legacy of the man who purchased the bronze statue of. Alright, just heard the story of black aggie and thought it could be a good base of a fanfic :) i hope you enjoy it, i really enjoy writing it. Black aggie a maryland ghost story retold by s e schlosser when felix agnus put up the life-sized shrouded bronze statue of a grieving angel, seated on a pedestal, in the agnus family plot in the druid ridge cemetery, he had no idea what he had started. In part l of this post here, several legends are shared that resulted in the black aggie statue being removed from the grave it marked in druid ridge cemeterylarge numbers of people entering this cemetery in pikesville, maryland at night illegally plus ongoing vandalism spurred its removal. The story of black aggie urban legends are the supernatural folklore of our modern society from one generation to the next, they orally travel throughout the world, constantly changing from one region to the next.
Her name is black aggie it was popular in baltimore, maryland in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to scare the bejesus out of kids by telling her story i didn't see black aggie when i was a kid, although she stood in druid ridge cemetery in nearby pikesville. Oh october my favorite month this month brings out the scary in me i celebrate halloween all month long so in the name of halloween and haunting, i am going to share a couple of short stories in an upcoming book i plan to publish. Black aggie (sentinels book 1) - kindle edition by evie jayne download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading black aggie (sentinels book 1.
The black agnes statue in dc is of indeterminate gender but gets its name because it marked the grave of civil war soldier felix agnus (1839 - 1925) over time agnus became agnes, and in some places the statue is now simply called black aggie. The man was brought to trial, and he claimed black aggie cut off one of her arms and had given it to him in a fit of grief some people believed his story, but it wasn't enough for the court he was found guilty. Black aggie copy of a famous grave memorial popularly called grief sculpted by augustus st gaudens, associated with haunting activity history the original st gaudens grief was made for marian clover adams, the wife of henry adams, the grandson of president john quincy adams.