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The Pressing of Giles Corey
The death of Giles Corey, the only person in the United States who has been legally killed by "pressing."
Haunted Villisca Ax Murder House
Mary had no inkling that the entire Moore household had been brutally murdered during the night. The six members of the family, and the two Stillinger girls spending the night, were all lying dead inside the house next door, in the little town of Villisca, located in southwestern Iowa.
Haunted Kingsley Plantation
Near the old house, on a long, dark, twisty road are the ruins of several small slave quarters where an entity called “Old Red Eyes” is sometimes glimpsed.
Haunted Baker Hotel
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas, is full of spirits on most of its fourteen floors. A psychic in the area claims that many of the spirits at the Baker Hotel returned there because they had enjoyed themselves so much while visiting the resort in their lifetime.
On January 23, 1896, a man and his daughter were walking down a road near their home in Gallia County, when a large beast attacked the man. After a frighteningly long struggle, the girl hit the creature in the head with a rock, and it ran away.
John Wayne’s Haunted Wild Goose
A few weeks after John Wayne’s death, Hutchins discovered he was sharing The Wild Goose with the deceased actor.
Kentucky Goblins from Outer Space
In the western region of Kentucky, the Kelly and Hopkinsville region, a few years before I was born, a family was attacked by an entire group of goblin-like creatures.
Yule Lads of Iceland
Ancient folklore of Iceland includes a tale about the “sons of mountain-dwelling trolls” called the Yule Lads, and their companion, the Yule Cat who “eats children that don’t receive new clothes in time for Christmas.”
Nacht Ruprecht and the Tomtin
In Germanic folklore, there is a horror story about creatures that lived in the Black Forest many centuries ago.Vicious “little people” called tomtin - who might also be called dwarves or elves were said to roam the area committing vicious crimes against humanity during the harsh winter months.
I have always loved bats.Maybe my infatuation with the flying mammals has something to do with my lifelong love of vampire movies and cave exploring. Of course, I might not feel so affectionate toward them if I encountered a bat with a twelve-foot wingspan and a face like a monkey!
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