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Unveiling the Mystery of Candle Face: A Research Project Derailed

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My return to Texas initiated an eerie investigation into the origins of Candle Face, an 11-year-old ghost girl from The Empty Lot Next Door, whose haunting presence became a regular in my dreams and waking hours, marked by her disfigured, melted appearance.

Although I was not her only victim. Tales of terror stemming from Candle Face haunted Austin locals for years. Years ago, their correspondences to me were destined for research and were sidelined—until now.

Back in Texas, my investigative journey commenced, though fraught with dark mysteries. Two of the three original witnesses I reconnected with have vanished without a trace, and phone calls and emails go unanswered. One withdrew in fear after an ominous dream warning from Candle Face herself. Despite his prior boldness towards mortality, her threatening presence was enough to silence him.

Now, their stories hang in a suspended, eerie silence. Should they resurface, a desperate dash to Austin awaits to capture and share their tales with my readers.

In the meantime, my research languishes in a haunted pause as I scour for new leads, tiptoeing further into the chilling abyss.


To ensure readers grasp the full context and significance of this article, it’s crucial to have familiarity with Arthur Mills’ award-winning memoir The Empty Lot Next Door, inspired by actual ghostly events in Austin, TX. The book provides essential background information, and without it, the nuances and depth of this article might not be fully appreciated. Therefore, reading The Empty Lot Next Door is highly recommended for a more enriched and coherent understanding of this article’s content and implications.

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