After the Comstock Lode ended in 1898, the population of residents was drastically reduced. People left for other mining towns. Those who died are buried in the cemeteries, but some spirits linger on.
New York has had many asylums spread all over the state through the course of its history. It's truly amazing how many of them are thought to be haunted.
My tour experience at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY; alleged to be the most haunted place in America.
So many people believe orbs are proof of the paranormal. However, did you know most of the time there are logical explanations as to why orbs occur?
Hers is a name that struck terror into many British children: Jenny Greenteeth, Ginnie Greenteeth, Screeching Ginny, Jenny wi’ the airn teeth, Ginny Burntarse, Peg Powler and Nellie Longarms—all names for one very wicked water witch.
Here is the story of Annabelle, the haunted doll, one of the most unusual possessed objects cases ever recorded.
Ever wondered if some of the Old Hollywood homes are really haunted? This is the tale of the gorgeous actress Jean Harlow and her house of horrors...
Haunted Criminally Insane Asylums, Haunted Insane Asylums, Haunted Insane Asylum Death, illness and tragedy have long permeated the history of American insane asylums. Beggining in the late 18th century buildings that housed the criminally and mentally insane swept...
The Tower of London has a sinister reputation, so it is not surprising there are so many tales of ghosts and hauntings. Learn more about these historic phantoms - if you dare!
An innocent-looking stretch of road in England has become the source of many strange, paranormal experiences. In the history of haunted Kent, few roads are more spooky than Blue Bell Hill
Has a doll ever given you the heebie jeebies? Well, you haven't heard anything until you hear these three stories of possessed dolls.
Graveyards are meant to be the final resting places for those whose souls have departed this world. Rife with sorrow, these sacred grounds tend to be plagued by paranormal activity. Let these stories act as a warning that the living are not always welcome in the gardens of the dead.
In the past twenty years, the number of paranormal experiences and hauntings reported in schools across America has been on the rise. With stories of ghostly children and murdered teachers and even lonely janitors, this is my list of the top ten most haunted schools in America...it might be a good idea to read this during the day, while there's still light outside!
Rhuddlan Castle in Wales is said to be haunted by the spirit of a maiden who refused her father's wishes to marry. The story of the Knight of the Blood Red Plume tells how her ghost came to be.
Used as a creepy Gothic backdrop for countless films by Hammer and other film makers, The Oakley Court Hotel on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire harbours dark and evil secrets of its own.
Discover chilling theories that explain what ghosts really are. Learn the causes of haunting and other paranormal activity.
It has been said that we come into this world alone and will leave in much the same manner. Even so, we would all like to think that someone will be there to comfort us in our final moments. This story recounts one woman's solitary death and the bizarre series of events that followed.
The beautiful island that Isaac called his paradise is today haunted by his spirit. Some say that Isaac appears at night in the cabin in a misty, pale blue ethereal light and heads out the front door to suffer the same bloody attack, again and again.
For some people a quick visit is enough. For others, it's the last place they see alive. These are the tales of the most haunted hospitals in America.
The Dybbuk (Dibbuk) Box is an item originally put up for sale on eBay by a man named Kevin Mannis back in September 2001. The box is supposedly haunted and contains evil spirits. It has caused great misfortune on those who have owned the box.
This is the story of a young family and the country home that would prove to be both their greatest pride and worst nightmare. A series of terrifying events would convince them that their dream house had been claimed by spirits who could not rest in the presence of the living.
Learn about interesting theories on why ghosts haunt houses, what they want, why they scare us and what they are still doing here.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the oldest cities in North America, and, by many accounts, one of the most haunted. Presented here are three of the many spooky tales from the old city.
In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday, some among us will desire to contact those who are no longer living. Whether it be by séance, black mirror, or Ouija board, the ultimate goal of conjuring up a ghost is the same. You will soon learn that these interactions can come with a price.
Discover the ghostly story of a bride who died by fire on her wedding day, and whose restless spirit now haunts an old bridge in northwest Florida
Hatley Castle has a reputation for being haunted. Many have seen previous owners, James and Laura Dunsmuir--long after they died--in the castle. Other ghosts also call this Edwardian Castle home.
It is not unheard of for the spirits of the departed to remain behind in the places that they frequented in life. In some cases, these restless souls remain earthbound simply because they cannot accept their mortality. This is one woman's story of her father's death and its unexpected aftermath.
There’s an ancient burial mound in eastern England where locals tell stories of a battle between Viking twins.
Borley Rectory in Essex has long had the reputation of being a place where ghostly apparitions were frequently observed.
For hundreds of years familiar routes were used to convey the newly departed to the cemetery - and became known as corpse roads. Beliefs and superstitions surrounding them are still prevalent today...
Are you traveling in Virginia or looking for new places to visit? How about catching up on history at Major Graham Mansion in Max Meadows, Virginia? Who knows? You may see a ghost while you're there.
San Antonio, Texas has some great haunted hotels. See what guests at the haunted Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio have to say about their visit!
Location: The island of Tasmania. Adorned with national parks and World Heritage Sites, the green wonder once bled with human suffering. The echoes of that time left behind unique and haunting tales.
Indiana sure does have its share of haunted places. Here are four of my personal favorites that are sure to not disappoint .
Guyanese folklore reflect Guyana’s complex history and rich ethnic mosaic, drawing on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch and English mythologies. Many if not all of the Caribbean countries, have long held traditional folklore that includes the jumbee. And many of the older population still hold a belief in them, particularly in Guyana, where long held superstitions and modern day conveniences like cell phone and internet, live side by side.
Take a tour of the most haunted locations in Iowa complete with histories, pictures and maps to help you find your way.
There are few among us who have not experienced the loss of a friend, relative, or even a beloved pet. In our grief, we long for assurances that they have found peace as their soul journeys into the next realm. These are a few examples of how those who have passed on reach out to those who remain.
The second installment in the Urban Legend Series will investigate Native American folklore, specifically, that of the water baby.
Whether they are psychological projections, waking dream states, quantum projections, or simply sensory confusion, these stories tell us something important about the nature of how we perceive reality. This article explores our understanding of ghosts from multiple perspectives.
At the Battle of Shiloh thousands of men lost their lives hiding in the woods, fighting desperately to survive the terror around them. How many of them may still haunt this battlefield?
Strange things have been happening recently at the Titanic Artifact Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel here in Las Vegas. Workers report hearing footsteps, laughter, music and one worker had the back of his jacket grabbed by...someone.
As beautiful and grand as Don Cesar hotel is, would you believe that it is indeed haunted? Romance and tragedy hold hands in this spooky tale...
Location: The city of Kimberley, South Africa. Founded in 1871 during the diamond rush, Kimberley's history holds war, a siege and the famous Barney Benato and Cecil John Rhodes rivalry.
Ghosts aren't just for Halloween! You can be haunted at any time of the year in Cornwall. See another side to the UK's favourite holiday destination.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother told me the chilling story of Blue Dog Hill. The spine-tingling story has stuck in my memory and it is still circulating Southern Maryland's collection of ghostly legends to this day.
We can never know what energies from bygone days remain trapped within the wall of the establishments we frequent. One business, located in the heart of the entertainment industry, has seen more than its fair share of ghostly visitors from the past. Most of them are harmless, with one exception.
It's no wonder one of the most well-known gothic horror writers of all time has been seen as a ghost in recent times. Read about Edgar Allan Poe's ghost and the places he haunts.
An exquisite mansion with a tumultuous history, the Whaley House in San Diego is one of the state's historical landmarks and is rumored to be haunted. If you are in the area, it is worth a look.
The history of the Lemp brewing family lives on in the old mansion that some believe to be haunted. Currently the house is a popular restaurant and inn, featuring ghost tours and other special events.
I have long been fascinated with the paranormal, and the Enfield Poltergeist ticked all the right boxes for me when I decided to write an investigation. It is still one of the most controversial hauntings ever recorded.
There have been well over two thousand registered castles in Scotland. Discover the terrifying, and sometimes appalling, reports of people who visit the Scottish castles every year.
Buffalo is a haunted town, but most hauntings do not take place at the city's famous Forest Lawn Cemetery. Come with me to discover five places where the spirits like to scare up some paranormal fun.
Learn about Waverly Hills Sanatorium, home of the Creeper and one of the scariest, most haunted locations in the world.
With literally hundreds to choose from, the intrepid ghost hunter is spoilt for choice when visiting the Emerald Isle. Here are just ten haunted castles in Ireland that are well worth a visit.
Virginia Beach is a very haunted place, believe it or not. The Cavalier Hotel, Elbow Road, and Princess Anne Country Club are three of Virginia Beach's most haunted locations.
On 8th December 1980, John Lennon was murdered in New York by Mark Chapman. Born in Liverpool and a founding member of The Beatles, does his ghost or spirit still live on?
The ten most common signs of that our deceased loved ones show us, from observable phenomena to emotional and unconscious experiences we experience ourselves.
History, legends, and photographs of the Myrtles Plantation, a tourist site and inn near St. Francisville, Louisiana, approximately 30 miles north of Baton Rouge.
Full of myth, murder, history, romance and of course ghosts! Scotland's abbeys tell many stories both from this world and the next.
Can ghosts talk through baby monitors? Read some chilling baby monitor ghost stories and decide whether these hauntings are truly ghosts or if there is a logical explanation behind the phenomenon.
Places and people can be haunted...but can actual parts of nature be haunted? How about trees? Here are the spookiest stories of some of America's most haunted trees...
A pair of red glowing eyes emerge from the shadows...a man with giant wings blocks your view of the full moon. He is the Owlman that the locals fear and have warned you about...but who is he?
There are ghosts in nearly every type of landscape, including the Rocky Mountains. Read about the most haunted places in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Leap Castle is the most haunted castle in Ireland. Up to twenty ghosts haunt its ancient halls—they are a testament to its brutal and bloody history.
Many visitors and employees of the Sandusky Mall in Sandusky, Ohio report encounters with a mysterious ghost known only as the Lady in Red.
Maybe you're wondering what's haunting your house. Find out here. Also find out what you can do about different kinds of hauntings.
Is it really possible that the ghost of Marilyn Monroe exists? Is Marilyn Monroe's ghost haunting more than one place? We'll find out about Marilyn Monroe's ghost in this sad yet spine-tingling article.
This true ghost story was shared to me while I was working in Northeast Georgia. It was so compelling, I used it in one of my plays!
Based on a true story from the late 1800's, an old priest is forced to confront a ghost that is haunting a church cemetery. What he discovers is that he has the power to put the spirit to rest, but will his parishioners, a community of German immigrants, come through to help?
Florida is a beautiful state filled with sunshine and sandy beaches. But when the sun dips down over the ocean and night falls, the dark history of the state emerges.
Pirates were the scourge of the sea only a few hundred years ago here in Florida. Now the pirates are ghosts who still haunt the areas they once tormented centuries ago.
Deep in the desert there are haunted places. From haunted hotels to a ghost train. Some of the old mines have ghostly legends attached to them. Even the Grand Canyon is haunted. The ghosts of Arizona.
All the scientific evidence says that ghosts don't exist, and yet millions of people claim to have seen one before. This article discusses four prevailing scientific theories that explain why so many people see ghosts or spirits, and concludes that in a certain way maybe ghosts do exist after all.
Learn how research done by paranormal investigators may provide scientific proof that ghosts really exist. Here’s a look at the available evidence.
Earthbound spirits can remain dormant for years until something, or someone, awakens them. Resting souls have been known to be called to action when the places they frequented in this world are disturbed. The following story recounts an instance in which renovations, quite literally, woke the dead.
Haunted Insane Asylums Haunted Insane Asylum Haunted Criminally Insane Asylum Illness, tragedy , and death are only but a few of the freakishly hellish things that occurred in these places. The history itself is enough to make one's skin crawl but the residual energy it has cast over these buildings have long kept the dead from leaving....
One of the most frightening Georgia ghost story is true. The Surrency Ghosts get their name from the town of Surrency and from the family involved.
Given the Hemingway's love of Key West and their beautiful home there, it is not surprising that many people have reported seeing the couple's ghosts— individually and together—in the building and around the grounds of their former tropical estate.
Ghosts are popularly known for their sight and sound. But can a ghost be detected by its smell? In many cases, the scent of a ghost announces its presence. Anybody can smell a ghost, even eminent celebrities such as Ariana Grande.
While Abigail Pettibone may have died hundreds of years ago, many who have dined at the tavern bearing her name have reported her ghost still resides there. Despite efforts to explain this supernatural or paranormal phenomenon, psychology still falls short when trying to explain hauntings.
A detailed description of the multiple legends of Women in White, Weeping Women, and White Ladies from different cultures.
There are many kinds of paranormal phenomenon in the world. Poltergeists are one of many. German for "Noisy Ghost," a poltergeist infestation can be a dangerous thing. Learn here how to identify if there's a poltergeist in your home.
Franklin Castle in Cleveland Ohio is considered the "most haunted house in Ohio." Are the rumors of hauntings legitimate? Could the ghosts of the original owner's family still be haunting the halls of the famous Victorian mansion?
History and legend relate stories of people using mirrors to contact other worlds. It's also believed that mirrors are portals between the physical and non-physical worlds...
This abandoned property has long fascinated local residents. Are the buildings really haunted? Will anyone ever restore the home? Or is it too late?
There are thousands of hauntings all around the world. Some are frightening, others are quiet and barely noticeable. Learn about the various types of hauntings and how to tell if you have a haunting.
Convinced that you have a poltergeist in your house? Here are some ways to get rid of that pesky poltergeist once and for all.
Why are there so many 'white' or 'grey' lady ghosts but few green or pink ghosts? Lets explore why ghosts might be the colour they are!
We return once again to St. John's, Newfoundland, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America, for a visit to three of its haunted locations.
The Home of J.B. Moore was home to one of the most infamous mass family murders in American history. The house, now known as the Villisca Ax Murder House, is claimed to be one of the most haunted locations in America.
While on a mine tour in Wanlockhead, Scotland, an apparition made an appearance in one of the photos taken. In this article, the author investigates the existence of ghosts from various views, including that of the general public and that of the scientific community.
They say that nothing is certain in life expect for death and taxes. There is one flaw in that old adage—the assumption that death is truly the end. For many, the lure of the life they once had holds them to this earth. It is when those lost souls clash with the living that the terror begins.
I grew up in a haunted house from the time I was 4 to the age of 15. This is a first-hand account of my experience—the things I saw, heard, and felt. It was terrifying, to say the least, but over the years I got used to spirits and ghosts. Here's what it was like.
Berry Pomeroy Castle is one of the most haunted castles in England. A white lady, blue lady and a smiling cavalier are just three of the many ghosts that haunt this spooky ruin.
Point Lookout Lighthouse in Southern Maryland may be the most haunted lighthouse in the US. Confederate ghosts, a dead lighthouse keeper, drowned sailors and others haunt this beautiful area.
Bucks has its fair share of ghosts, but none send shivers up your spine like a derelict haunted hospital The Canadian Red Cross, From ghostly one-legged soldiers to a dark and mysterious evil force.
Said to be the "scariest place on earth", Waverly Hills Asylum is located in southern Jefferson County, Kentucky and has been standing since before World War II.
Tragedy plagued one of the most prominent beer families, and many met their fate at the Lemp mansion. Here's my experience spending the night in their haunted house. Paranormal recordings included.
Is Salem haunted? Let's explore that question. . . shall we? If the old hag comes a'calling in your house, you can always hide under the blankets. . .
Whether or not animals have souls is a topic that is subject to debate. There are many who believe that animals have spirits that continue on after death. Unfortunately, those souls do not always find peace. This is one woman's account of an animal shelter and the lost souls who called it home.
Things going bump in the night. Precious items turning up missing. Poltergeist activity. Is it a ghost or something else entirely?
As we approach Halloween in the U.S., let us take a break from the horror show that is our current political environment and explore some of the most interesting haunted places in the world.
The Ably House in Illinois is famous for the alleged murders that occurred there and the spirits that are said to haunt the property. Like many ghost stories, however, not all the details are true.
Summerwind sounds like such a serene and welcoming name for a home, doesn't it? Well, don't let the name fool you. The haunting of Summerwind Mansion is a story so frightening that I guarantee you will never forget it.
Good ol' Honest Abe was one of our country's most beloved Presidents. But his career was ended tragically. Let's talk about Abraham Lincoln's ghost - where has he been seen? Why is he a ghost?
The story of haunted Chopticon High School in Maryland varies from person to person, and many of the accounts debate the true occurrence surrounding the untimely and tragic death of Mrs. Heater, but one thing mostly everyone agrees on is the fact that Chopticon High School is most definitely haunted by someone...or something.
Alcatraz holds many mysteries, from hauntings to attempted escapes. Here is a brief history of the mysterious island.
Build a cheap, basic ghost hunting equipment kit for beginners or amateur researchers. You don’t need a zillion gadgets to get started!
A selection of great haunted locations you and your family can visit for Halloween. These creepy sites are great for thrill seekers and amateur paranormal investigators.
Throughout the years, there have been numerous reports of hauntings throughout the Cedar Point amusement park. Is there any truth to these ghost stories?
Holy places they might be. But they're still the focus for paranormal forces. in the UK many churches are just as haunted as Britain's famous castles and mansions...
Baldwin-Wallace is rumored to be haunted. Most of these hauntings have been reported in Lang Hall and Kohler Hall—both dormitories. Apparitions have also been seen outside Bonds Hall. Is there any truth to these reported paranormal happenings?
Location: The Mediterranean islands of Malta, nestled between North Africa and Sicily. For a country so small, Malta is sensationally old and rich with history. And history has its ghosts.
Growing as a child in the Philippines, my parents told me that our neighbor is an Aswang. It turned out our neighbor has Dystonia Parkinsonism—a neurological disorder also known as Lubag in the area.
There is anecdotal evidence that pets can sense spirits. I, for one, witnessed first-hand my dog interacting with a friendly spirit. And my cat Marlin "saw" the ghost of our grouchy neighbor.
There are few things as frightening as a long stretch of deserted highway on a moonless night. That is, except for someone—or something—unexpectedly emerging from out of the darkness. These stories of the unexplained all revolve around cars and roadways. Enter if you dare.
The Ouija board, as we know it, has been marketed as a game for children for over a century. With that in mind, most people assume that it is a tool of harmless folly. This is the story of a group of friends who would learn the hard way that danger can lurk in the most unlikely of places.