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Our next stop was the basement. I followed the two men in the dark through a maze of small, cluttered rooms. Brick walls were stained and chipped with age. Each layer of peeling paint revealed another decade of the building’s life.
We stopped in the section where Joseph Townshend’s body was supposedly drained and embalmed. With a certain sense of foreboding, I scanned the sink and surrounding gloom. Dark streaks of rust stained the sink and gave the appearance of blood. I couldn’t seem to look away. How appropriate that such a foul place would be used for this purpose.
Basement sink rumored to have a horrible past.