Borley Rectory in Essex has long had the reputation of being a place where ghostly apparitions were frequently observed.
Here is the story of Annabelle, the haunted doll, one of the most unusual possessed objects cases ever recorded.
Alcatraz holds many mysteries, from hauntings to attempted escapes. Here is a brief history of the mysterious island.
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.
Throughout the years, there have been numerous reports of hauntings throughout the Cedar Point amusement park. Is there any truth to these ghost stories?
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.
There’s an ancient burial mound in eastern England where locals tell stories of a battle between Viking twins.
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.
Sure, it's an iconic American roadway. But it also has a history laden with murder, mayhem and hauntings. You can always read about the lighter side of getting your kicks on Route 66—now delve into its dark and supernatural side.
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
In this article, we take a look at some of the world's most famous haunted locations and the ghostly tales they have inspired.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how research by paranormal investigators may provide proof that ghosts really exist. Here’s a look at the available evidence.
This article features a compilation of ghost stories based on places along the historic Natchez Trace.
Josiah and Sarah Moore's family home in Villisca, Iowa, was the site of 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.
Based on a true story from the late 1800s, 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?
Growing as a child in the Philippines, my parents told me that our neighbor is an Aswang. It turned out that our neighbor has Dystonia Parkinsonism—a neurological disorder also known as Lubag in the area.
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.
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.
Bucks has its fair share of ghosts, but none send shivers up your spine like a derelict haunted hospital like the Canadian Red Cross. It's known for ghostly one-legged soldiers and a mysterious evil force.
Learn about interesting theories on why ghosts haunt houses, what they want, why they scare us and what they are still doing here.
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!
Explore the grounds of an abandoned hospital with a long, bloody history of war, tragedy, and triumph. Come see what still lingers around Clark Air Base Hospital, which changed from a prosperous hospital to nothing but decaying ruins.
This article includes history, legends, and photographs of the Myrtles Plantation, a tourist site and inn near St. Francisville, Louisiana, approximately 30 miles north of Baton Rouge.
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?
Casa Loma in Toronto is the kind of place that ought to have ghosts, and there are plenty of people who claim to have seen some.
A detailed description of the multiple legends of Women in White, Weeping Women, and White Ladies from different cultures.
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.
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.
Take a tour of the most haunted locations in Iowa, complete with histories, pictures, and maps to help you find your way.
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 more of its haunted landmarks.
This article offers a look at some of the haunted schools in Illinois, including Channing Memorial Elementary and others.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Hauntings and death are only 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 cast over these buildings have long kept the dead from leaving...
Attempts are being made to unravel the mystery surrounding ghosts and hauntings, but the results are inconclusive.
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.
Mill Creek Park is sometimes known as Central Park and is located in downtown Bakersfield. Red-bricked walkways, fountains, and ponds filled with ducks compose this area. However, there is a sinister element present.
Indiana sure does have its share of haunted places. Here are four of my personal favorites that are sure to not disappoint.
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 in the past.
My tour experience at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY. It's alleged to be the most haunted place in America.
Does your cat stare at the ceiling, act sporadic, and appear to see things that you can't see? Do cats see ghosts? Get the answers you've been looking for.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Learn about the history of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, home of the Creeper and one of the scariest, most haunted locations in the world.
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.
There are many kinds of paranormal phenomenon in the world. Poltergeists are one of many. German for "Noisy Ghost," a poltergeist can be a dangerous thing. Learn here how to identify if there's a poltergeist infestation in your home.
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.
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.
If you're planning a visit to the Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, you're in for a treat—in more ways than one. In this article, I share my experience with you.
Have you ever experienced a haunting? Seen a ghost? Seen your double? This article explores the six types of hauntings, with examples for each.
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.
Any tragic event that involves loss of life can have repercussions for years following the incident. In the two cases we are about to explore, untimely ends brought with them more than simply grief and sadness. In these instances, death and destruction were only the beginning of a greater mystery.
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.
This article provides 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.
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.
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.
Has a doll ever given you the heebie jeebies? Well, you haven't heard anything until you hear these three stories of possessed dolls.
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.
This article outlines the ten most common signs of that our deceased loved ones show us, from observable phenomena to emotional and unconscious phenomena that we experience internally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After the Comstock Lode ended in 1898, the population of Virginia City was drastically reduced. People left for other mining towns. Those who died are buried in the cemeteries, but some spirits linger on.
Many visitors and employees of the Sandusky Mall in Sandusky, Ohio report encounters with a mysterious ghost known only as the Lady in Red.
Alabama is rich with history, and the state is no stranger to the paranormal. It houses some truly scary and haunted locations. In fact, Alabama may just have the most gruesome and terrifying history of all!
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.
As we approach Halloween in the U.S., let us explore some of the most interesting haunted places in the world.
Strange things have happened 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.
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?
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.
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.
At the height of the spiritualism craze in the 19th century, audiences could be easily convinced certain experts had contact with the supernatural world.
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. In a certain way, maybe ghosts do exist after all.
This article features nine well-documented haunted Joliet locations, geared towards paranormal buffs.
I grew up in a haunted house from when 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.
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.
Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch of Rose Hall, is Jamaica's most famous ghost story. But, was she really the cold-blooded murderer and cruel slave owner that legend makes her out to be?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hauntings, deaths, illness, and tragedy have long permeated the history of American insane asylums. Here are three of the most notorious real stories of haunted insane asylums.
If you're traveling through Virginia, how about catching up on history at Major Graham Mansion in Max Meadows. Learn all about the haunting past of this historical building and maybe even check out a ghost tour.