Article By Larissa Chelius
"I like the leadership program because you can get to meet new people and make up new programs that you could teach to all the upcoming leaders in your group.
I would recommend this program to other girls because of how fun it can be to make up a program on a topic they like and share it with others.
Push through all the challenging stuff in life and hold your head high.
Don't be shy to express yourself in amazing ways."
Larissa Chelius visits the Bucks County Haunted Tunnel to write her article and do her photo shoot for the Winter Issue of Inspiring Teens Magazine.
As we continued walking the tunnel slowly started to take the spotlight. While we were taking pictures there was an odd scratching sound coming from behind the stone wall. Seconds later a thick white mist began to disperse from the mysterious tunnel. Suddenly, a frog emerged from a pile of leaves.
After some time, I finally aught the frog, but it leapt from my hands and hopped away so that I don’t catch him again. A new frog popped out, then another. There were a lot of frogs...
Little did we know that there was a scarier story behind this tunnel.
The legend goes, a conductor of a train did not know how long the tunnel was. So when he thought it was a good time, he stuck his head out the window, to then be decapitated.
So if you go to the tunnel and put your head on the tracks, it is said that you will hear train sounds. Once you hear these train sounds you have to start running through the entire tunnel. If you don’t run and the train catches up to you, some say that your head will get decapitated just like the conductors.
Kari, Leslie, my mom, and I all were walking along the tracks to get back to our car, when randomly there was a deceased fox body, which was not there before. We all returned to the car spooked. Driving away all we thought about was what each event meant in the supernatural world. For instance; the cold is a sign of ghosts, the scratching could also be a ghost, the mist in addition could also lead to a sign of spirits, the frogs lean towards witches and lastly the fox, which is just unknown.
Overall, I know that someone or something was there that day, we all felt it.
Inspiring Teens Members do a fun group shoot at Belmar Beach
- Ellie Kuhnle
We went to the beach! We had a lot of fun under the pier in the ocean air. We all took turns taking over the Snap Chat Behind the Scenes - Ellie took over with some filters. Some huge waves created sine wet clothes and a lot of laughter. I loved the laughs and the love.
We had an ice cream break and a Lively live stream on the way home. We had so much fun in Belmar I can't wait to see this fun group again!
- Larissa Chelius
My favorite part about the shoot was getting to hang out with an amazing group of girls and getting to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The big waves hurricane Jose brought was such an awesome surf, I've never seen anything like it. We had a lot of fun making silly, funny videos from our adventure at the beach to getting ice cream at Wegmans ! But the best part I think was just making fun memories with everyone that day! Thanks again to Leslie and the wonderful group of girls.
xoxo ~ Cyrena Spafford
We went to Belmont beach and my favorite part of the trip was when everybody was getting splashed by the water while we were getting pictures taken! I loved our group because we all didn't know each other very well but we got along very well and fast!
- Jillian Cardinal
By Larissa Chelius -
Photo Shoot at Pennhurst Asylum for Issue 1 of iTi STYLE
Going back to the historical facts of Pennhurst Asylum, the doctors didn’t treat the patients as they should have. For example, some of the more aggressive patients had to get all of their teeth pulled, due to how they would bite the doctors taking out chunks of their flesh. Going along with that, the disrespect towards the patients was what started the closing of the asylum. The story goes that a doctor wanted to punish an aggressive patient that was physically hurting another patient. He asked what medication could be given to the patient causing said patient the most pain, but does not kill him. Some of the patients that were kept at Pennhurst had schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, epilepsy, learning disabilities, or they were mute, deaf, or blind.
On the third floor was where most of the bigger rooms were. Along with those rooms, there was a bathroom, and a room where files and X-rays were looked at. Some of the bigger rooms even had cushioned seats with closets and chipping paint. In one of the rooms was an original toy that was found in the building. The people that stayed in these rooms most likely liked the fact that they were close to the bathroom. Although, from what we saw the bathrooms were not the most luxurious. The toilets had no doors, but the showers gave you a little bit of privacy. The most horrific part of the bathroom was the bath its self. Walking up to it I felt a crushing feeling across my chest. Going down the steps I felt a release of pressure and when I felt a breeze of fresh air I felt completely normal. Overall, I fell that Pennhurst will stay one of the most interesting experiences I ever had.
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