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The Eccentric Dr. Joseph McDowell
While working at the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Missouri, years ago, I found the story of Dr. Joseph McDowell of St. Louis to be quite fascinating. His daughter died as a young girl, and he had her body pickled and stored in a cask in the cave.
The Enfield Horror
On a late April night in 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Henry McDaniel of Enfield, Illinois, returned home to find their children, Henry and Lil, excited and frightened because something had been scratching at the door, trying to get into the house.
The Frogmen of Loveland
A businessman traveling through the little town of Loveland, Ohio on a morning in May of 1955, witnessed three humanoid/reptilian creatures by the road. He pulled over and watched, until one of the odd beasts started waving something around in the air that looked like a Fourth-of-July sparkler.
The Ghost Club of London
I learned of the oldest paranormal research and investigation club in the world, The Ghost Club, through my research William Butler Yeats, who joined the organization in 1911. Other well-known members have included Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Peter Cushing.
The Ghost of Jack London
Writer Jack London was a fascinating man during his life. Reports of his spirit being glimpsed at his beloved Beauty Ranch began a few months after his death in 1916 by his wife, Charmian.
The Ghost of Nebraska Wesleyan University
A young secretary working at the University of Nebraska Wesleyan had an experience on a sunny morning in early October of 1963 that changed her life forever. The event frightened Mrs. Coleen Buterbaugh enough that she left her job, and moved to Colorado.
The Ghost of Sonja Henie
Connie Stevens' gorgeous Hollywood mansion was haunted by the spirit of the Norwegian Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Actress Sonja Henie during the entire time they lived there.
The Ghosts of Edith Wharton
Writer Edith Wharton's estate The Mount has been the location of quite a few paranormal sightings over the years.
Sightings of the creature called Goatman began in 1957 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, but the sightings have spread over the years to include most North American states, and also into Canada.
The Greenbrier Ghost
One of the earliest documented cases of domestic violence took place in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in 1897 when Elva Zona Heaster was murdered by her husband. This case is unusual because the victim found a way to ensure that her husband paid the price for his crime.
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