Babcock State Park: Murder at Cabin 13
For months the Reverend James Flippo and his wife Cheryl were being stalked. They didn’t know who the person was, but they had their suspicions that it may be congregation member Joel Boggess.
Reverend Flippo and Cheryl rented Cabin 13 at Babcock State Park on April 29, 1996, for a little private getaway. That night Reverend Flippo awoke to a man standing above him with a piece of firewood in hand. Before he could react, Flippo was struck across the head and knocked unconscious. When he awoke, his wife had been beaten so severely her brain matter could be seen from across the room. Flippo ran to the park office and called 911 for help. By the time police arrived, Cheryl was dead, and there was no sign of an intruder.
Police found that Reverend Flippo was having an affair with Joel Boggess and had recently taken out a $100,000.00 life insurance policy on his wife. Reverend Flippo was booked on 1st-degree murder charges and was sentenced to life in prison.
Many who have stayed in Cabin 13 say they have awoken to see a man standing above them, but once screaming or turning on the light, he vanishes. Some guests have been jolted awake by a loud thud hitting the floor, but once they investigate, there is nothing found out of the ordinary. Other park guests have reported hearing the sounds of a woman’s scream coming from the direction of Cabin 13 when park officials said it was unoccupied.
What do you think? Does Cheryl haunt Cabin 13 due to her brutal murder? Does an evil entity live there hunting the innocent? You can still rent Cabin 13, so spend a night if you dare.
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