In late December of 2003, security cameras at Hampton Court Palace, a huge tudor castle near London, captured a startling image. Security guards were unsettled to repeatedly find a fire door open when no one was apparently around. Upon checking the security tape, they were shocked by a ghostly figure, closely resembling King Henry VIII (who died in the 1500s).
Vikki Wood, a spokesperson for the Palace, said “We’re baffled too—it’s not a joke, we haven’t manufactured it. We genuinely do not know who it is or what it is.” They aren’t a ppc company, or even a company looking to gain from this oddity; they are just as baffled like most people who look at this footage.
A security officer, James Faukes, called the incident “unnerving,” and said they’d ruled out their costumed guides. “In fact, they don’t even own a costume like the one worn by the figure on the video. It was incredibly spooky because the face just didn t look human,” Faukes said.
Rochelle, Ga. made national headlines recently when Wilcox County high school held its first-ever integrated prom last weekend.
Now, nonprofit environmental law organization Earthjustice is targeting the town for another instance of racial discrimination: its sewage treatment.
According to Earthjustice, “White residents of Rochelle live on the south side of the city’s railroad track. African-Americans live on the other side.” The city maintains pipes in the predominantly white neighborhood, but not the African-American side. “As a result,” writes Earthjustice, “untreated sewage backs up and overflows into the streets and the yards of residents on the north side of the tracks.”
“Sewage overflows my pipes and flows under my house. It’s time somebody did something about it. They [the white community] live comfortably and I want to live comfortably, too,” said Rochelle resident Rufus Howard.
Howard is one of nine Rochelle residents represented by Earthjustice, who will file a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act if the city does not resolve the issue in 60 days.
see, this is why i just kept it moving with that prom story. b/c one, the integrated prom shit happens EVERY year, like i saw Morgan Freeman’s doc about that one school in MS having it’s first integrated prom back in ‘09, so i really, just, outrage fatigue at the prom thing. (and because i mean how many segregated proms happen across the country just by dent of schools being being more segregated TODAY than they were in 1960? everyone wants to point at the South and be like “oooh backwards” and let the rest of the country and the education system itself off the hook)
and two, integrated proms, hell integrated anything, DOES NOT STOP shit like this. THIS is what white supremacy looks like. THIS shit is structural. THIS is what determines whether black people live or die, or at least have wellness and health.
like, FUCK your prom.
THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL MERIDA WOULD WANT TO DRESS UP FOR HER CORONATION
SHE DIDN’T WANT TO WEAR THAT FUCKING DRESS FOR THE GAMES WHAT MAKES YOU THINK SHE’D WANT A FANCY DRESS TO GET A CROWN
“HOLD STILL AND LET ME TAKE YOUR PICTURE”
I WANT IT
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT TSA WOULD DO IF YOU TRIED TO GET ON A PLANE WITH THIS OH GOD