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IN History & Culture ON 19 Dec, 2015
It's Christmas time and Christmas Eve is traditionally the time to tell scary stories around the fireplace.
But Wait a minute. Hold your breath. We are not here to tell you horror/creepy stories. But we have a real Christmas Massacre story that will scare you down your soul. It is the best way to start your holidays with chills in the heart.
The abandoned cabin that once had a happy family, stood by Brooke Cove Road in Stokes County, North Carolina, is widely Known as the old Lawson home. The story of this house is left alone with 8 dead people who were murdered brutally.
Charles Davis Lawson lived there with his wife, Fannie (37), and their seven children, Marie (17), Arthur (16), Carrie (12), Maybell (7), James (4), Raymond (2) and Mary Lou (4 months).
On a snowy Christmas day in 1929, Charlie Lawson unexpectedly shot and thrashed his wife, and six of his seven children to death before moving the shotgun on himself in the woods near the cabin. The oldest son Arthur survived only because he'd been sent on an assignment that unfortunate afternoon. No one till now knows the reason behind Charlie's madness about killing his whole family. According to some people & reports, he had a close relationship with his oldest daughter, Marie, and when she got pregnant with his child, he couldn't tolerate the shame that would degrade his family's image.This might be the reason behind the murders he did.
After few days of the murders, the cabin was turned into a tourist attraction, with people driving from different places just to take a glimpse of the home where the crime was committed. There were many people who felt dread & unexplained sadness around the house.
Even though the house was closed, there was news about many paranormal activities around and in the house. Many people have reported seeing two small children playing in and around the Lawson home, only later to see a picture of the Lawson family, and realize that the children they were seeing were actually ghosts of the murdered kids.
Unsurprisingly, the tragedy of the Lawson family didn't end in 1929. In 1945, Arthur Lawson, the only survived kid on that Christmas Day bloodshed, died in a truck accident in Walnut Cove, quite near Germantown. He was 31-year-old at that time & buried in the same cemetery with the rest of his family, leaving behind four children of his own. But the truth, which Charlie took to his grave, will never be known.