Ghosts, Hauntings and Haunted Places
Haunted former Linda Vista Hospital
Linda Vista Community Hospital was built in 1904 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although its doors closed in 1991, some of the patients...and staff remain.
1970s Murder and Haunting in Illinois
In 1979, Bob Brewer and his new bride moved into their first home at 1631 N. 24th in Quincy, Illinois. Initially, things were fine at their rental home, but it wasn’t long before they started to hear a basketball bouncing on the slab floor downstairs about 3:00 every morning. This kept on
A Haunting in New Mexico
A personal experience with a haunting in New Mexico.
A Night at Lemp Mansion
A review of the night my daughter and I stayed alone at Lemp Mansion.
Actor Brett Cullen’s Paranormal Encounter
In 1998, Cullen rented an old Victorian home that had belonged to a surgeon during the Civil War. The surgeon's daughter had been hit by a musket ball and died in the house. When Cullen and his young daughter moved in, the spirit of the girl awakened.
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois
Most of the more than 100 reported sightings of paranormal activity started taking place after the 1960s and 1970s when teenagers started digging up and removing the bodies, destroying headstones, performing satanic rituals, and removing the headstones from the graveyard.
Bachelors Grove Cemetery [offsite link]
Supposedly one of the most haunted cemeteries in America, you can learn about the history of this cemetery here.
Bottle Popping Poltergeist in Long Island
If you were watching or listening to the news in early February 1958, you might remember the story of a poltergeist called Popper invading a home in the Long Island suburb of Seaford, New York. This was the first time a haunting was shown on television, and Popper didn’t fail to entertain!
Brothers Share Haunted Lodging Stories
Brothers Jack and Joe Noonan of Ole Planters Restaurant in Hannibal, Missouri have shared many stories of their paranormal experiences with me. Recently, Joe talked to me about an experience he and his wife had endured in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Jack's encounter took place in Antigua.
Caseyville, Illinois Haunted House
A lovely two-story house on a hill near woods, surrounded by flowers, in a little Midwestern town outside of St. Louis was once the site of secret ceremonies to conjure demons.
Celebrity Ghost Stories on Bio
Shirley Jones is one of the most experienced and talented actors to grace the screen. Years ago, when Shirley was married to Jack Cassidy, they lived in a haunted summer house.
Christmas at Haunted Sandringham
The Norfolk retreat of the Royal family, considered one of the most haunted royal homes, has been the private home of British monarchs since 1862. Several days before Christmas, the Queen will leave Buckingham Palace and spend six weeks at Sandringham House.
Clarendon Hills’ Country House Restaurant
Without a doubt, my next train trip to Chicago will include a visit just west of the city, to the Country House, for a burger and a Bloody Mary. I admit I like a good burger, but that won’t be the only reason I’ll be stopping by the Country House . . .
Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona
The Copper Queen Hotel is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The most intriguing is that of a lady probably in her early thirties, Julia Lowell. She is said to have committed suicide in the hotel after being spurned by the man she loved.
Crash of Flight 401
The crash of Eastern Flight 401 in the Florida Everglades on December 29, 1972, and the subsequent paranormal activity reported on Eastern planes fitted with salvaged parts from the downed plane.
Dark Spectre in the Cemetery
Several years ago, my dog and I were on our nightly walk through the cemetery near our home. Usually, our moonlit walks are fairly uneventful . . . we might see a herd of deer or a raccoon once-in-a-while. Sometimes, though, we encounter something or someone very unexpected.
DEALING WITH A PROBLEM GHOST [offsite link]
Deena Budd’s Recent Paranormal Events
I enjoy sharing my research into the field of the paranormal with you. Occasionally, I like to get a bit more personal and tell you about my own unique paranormal experiences. Recently, I had the fortune to experience two mystical events! One was absolutely delightful. The other gave me chills.
Denver’s Haunted Cheesman Park
One of the most interesting stories of the paranormal that I came across in my research about Denver concerns Cheesman Park located near the downtown area.
Different Types of Hauntings [offsite link]
Faust’s Ghost:: Haunted Hotel In Texas [offsite link]
Ghost in White
The downtown area of Quincy, Illinois, located right on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, was just starting to grow and thrive when rumors of a ghost dressed in white caused locals to fear for their lives.
Ghost of Hanged Man
In the Spring of 1902, many citizens of New London, Missouri avoided incarceration in any manner possible as they believed the local jail was haunted by a man hanged for murder.
Ghost of Paris, MO
The "Ghost of Paris" visited the little town of Paris, Missouri every Halloween season from 1864 to 1934.
Ghostly Tales from Western Illinois
Hauntings and folklore dating back from the 1930s and earlier in Adams County, Illinois.
Ghosts & Legends of the Queen Mary [offsite link]
Ghosts at White House Hotel?
I recently discovered that the White House Hotel at 232 Wharf Street in Hermann has been the subject of quite a few ghostly tales over the years.
Ghosts of Garnet, Montana
Garnet, Montana was built as a temporary town for the miners flooding in from California and Colorado. Amazingly, over a century after it was created, there are still parts of the of the ghost town remaining. There are also many stories that past residents of the old town remain as well.
Ghosts of Gettysburg [offsite link]
Ghosts of Haw Branch Plantation
A few months later, Cary was sitting in the library reading when he glanced up at the portrait and noticed that a charcoal rose was turning pink! When he walked to the picture, he saw that the girl’s dark hair was lightening, and her gray skin was starting to take on a peach tone!
Ghosts of Pere Marquette Park
It is only recently that I learned of some ghostly tales regarding the beautiful lodge at Pere Marquette State Park, originally called the Piasa Bluffs State Park, outside of Grafton.
Ghosts of Richmond Bridge
The beautiful Richmond Stone Arch Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is breathtaking to behold on a sunny day. By night, you might be even more surprised by what you see!
Ghosts of the Prairie [offsite link]
Ghosts, Hauntings, & Poltergeists [offsite link]
Granny Dollar and Buster
A story of a special "Granny" and her best friend, Buster, who remains loyal to his mistress well over a century after his death.
Hannibal’s “Haunted” Rockcliffe Mansion
Rockcliffe Mansion is an enormous house located in Hannibal, Missouri,built by lumber baron, John J. Cruikshank for his second wife, Annie, and their daughters. The family lived in the mansion until John’s death in 1924. Many believe that John J. Cruikshank still resides at Rockcliffe Mansion.
Haunted Amityville Horror continues
In 2005, a remake of The Amityville Horror starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George was released. Melissa George played the character of Kathy Lutz. Recently on Celebrity Ghost Stories, she talked about her frightening experiences during the filming of the movie in Salem, Wisconsin.
Haunted Antique Store in Hannibal
People have always loved their “stuff.” Is it possible that some of us are even reluctant to leave behind certain beloved items when it is our time to pass on from this plane of existence?
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.
Haunted Baldpate Inn in Estes Park
Most folks interested in the paranormal are well aware of The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the inspiration for Stephen King’s excellent novel, The Shining. Many, though, aren’t aware of the haunted Baldpate Inn located in the Estes Park area as well.
Haunted Banff Springs Hotel
Unfortunately, beauty does not guarantee prevention against ghosts and spirits appearing, and more often tends to be a magnet of the paranormal.
Haunted Belvoir Winery in Liberty, MO
Belvoir Winery, once home to an orphanage, nursing home and hospital, is considered one of the most haunted locations in Missouri.
Haunted Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
A tale of opulence, gambling, murder, and, of course, a ghost or two in the luxurious Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.
Haunted Block in America's Hometown
Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Mark Twain, has many haunted historical buildings - especially in the downtown area. Recently, I discovered an entire block on Broadway has been lively with paranormal activity since the new owner started renovation work a couple of years ago.
Haunted Book House in St. Louis
Browsing through “real” bookstores is always a treat for me; but, a bookstore with ghosts is even more delightful.
Haunted Canadian Museum of Nature
The Victoria Memorial Museum Building known as “the castle” in Ottawa was built in 1905, and has housed the Canadian Museum of Nature since 1912. It cannot be determined when employees began hearing weird noises in the hallways of the huge structure, but reports have been going on for decades.
Haunted Circle Hot Springs Alaska
The haunted Circle Hot Springs Lodge in Central, Alaska.
Haunted Clifton Hall in Nottingham
Clifton Hall in Nottingham made national news in 2008 when it was repossessed by the bank. The family who owned the mansion claimed that it was haunted and they had moved out and stopped making payments. Even the paranormal group called in to help were frightened of their experiences.
Haunted Coe College
Coe College founded in 1851 is haunted by the spirit of a young woman who succumbed to the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Haunted County Poor Farm
Investigations conducted at the abandoned Prairie View Rest Home in NE Missouri have revealed the sounds of footsteps on the second and third floors, old-fashioned music playing and a variety of other noises.
Haunted Crescent Hotel
The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a great place to enjoy yourself, learn about local history, and take a ghost tour. The possibility of meeting a ghost during your stay is very likely!
Haunted Deane House in Heritage Park
I first heard about this haunted house in Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on an episode of Celebrity Hauntings on the Biography Channel. Actor Drake Bell talked about his experience there while working on a movie with John Cusack.
Haunted Eastern State Penitentiary
Opened in Philadelphia a few days before Halloween in 1829, this cold and daunting prison has been reported as haunted since the early 1940s when late-night workers “claimed to see odd things and hear strange voices.” Closed in 1969, and abandoned in 1971, the number of sightings has only increased.
Haunted Elmwood Farm in Missouri
The historic Elmwood Farm located a few miles outside of Palmyra, Missouri is said by the current owner to be haunted by numerous spirits. Fortunately, owner Janice Dyer has conducted extensive research on the history of her property and has been able to identify several of the ghosts.
Haunted Farnsworth House Inn
The Farnsworth House is a Gettysburg inn, and considered by many (including the Travel Channel) to be full of spirits. At one time, the house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters, and actually has more than 100 holes in the brick walls from Union soldiers.
Haunted Finn's in Hannibal
Finn’s Food and Spirits at 214 North Main in historic downtown Hannibal. Missouri, is known by staff and guests to contain a multitude of spirits of many varieties.
Haunted Fleece Inn in Bretforton
The Fleece Inn is located in the small farming village of Bretforton in Worcestershire, England. Built early in the 15th century, and seriously damaged by fire in 2004, it was restored with the original "witch circles" and witch marks."
Haunted Fox Hollow Farm
I recently watched an interesting, albeit rather creepy, documentary about Herb Baumeister, the Hamilton County, Indiana serial killer whose victims are believed to haunt Fox Hollow Farm.
Haunted Garden House Bed and Breakfast
In 2006, representatives from NBC’s Today Show contacted the Garden House Bed and Breakfast in Hannibal, Missouri, to film a documentary that October. After filming the segment, The Today Show listed the Garden House as one of the top ten places in America to sleep with a ghost.
Haunted Ghost Town in Colorado
Deep in the Colorado Rockies, the ghost town of St. Elmo is well-preserved, and haunted by the spirit of a lady who spent many years of her life watching over the little town.
Haunted Goldfield Hotel, Nevada
One of the most fascinating activities that I enjoyed while living in the desert years ago was ghost town hunting. Wonderful treasures could be found. Sometimes even real ghosts could be seen in the towns that were often in the middle of nowhere and seemingly devoid of any type of souls.
Haunted Hannibal Coffee Shop
Java Jive located at 211 N. Main in downtown Hannibal, Missouri, boyhood home of Mark Twain, is a favorite gathering spot for locals to talk about topics ranging from politics to the paranormal. Many of the customers might not be aware that there could be a ghost sitting at the table with them.
Haunted Hawaii Plantation Village
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, located in Waipahu, is an outdoor museum of more than 25 restored buildings representing the history of Hawaii. There are reports by staff that half of the 25 buildings are haunted.
Haunted Hawkeyes in Iowa City
University of Iowa Hawkeyes team members lived in a house close to the university where paranormal activity was a regular occurrence.
Haunted Hemingway House
After the prominent author’s suicide in the summer of 1961, his ghost has been seen often at his Key West home and at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in the area, which was known to be a favorite “haunt” of Hemingway.
Haunted Horsemen on New Year’s Eve
Each New Year’s Eve, the apparition of a ghost and carriage pulls up into the driveway. A woman disembarks from the carriage, walks up to the door, and is met by the butler…the dead butler.
Haunted Hotel Savoy in K.C.
Several ghostly apparitions have been reported at the Hotel Savoy in Kansas City, Missouri.
Haunted Indiana.com [offsite link]
Haunted Kimo Theater in Albuquerque
Six year old Bobby Darnall died tragically decades ago in the gorgeous Kimo Theater in Albuquerque...and the youngster is still there!
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 Kingsport, Tennessee Theater
The State Theater was designed in 1935 by Erle Stillwell, son of Hannibal, Missouri's notorious murder victim Amos Stillwell. The State Theater closed the year that Erle passed away. Years later during a renovation period, paranormal activity was observed. Does his spirit haunt the old building?
Haunted Knox County Missouri
According to www.missourihauntedhouses.com and www.hauntedplaces.org, apparitions of a banker-type fellow, an elderly man wearing a trench coat, a young girl in a white dress and a woman wearing period clothing have been sighted in Knox County, Missouri.
Haunted LaBinnah Bistro in Hannibal
The LaBinnah Bistro is located in an 1870 Victorian home at 207 N. 5th Street, part of Hannibal’s historic Millionaires’ Row. Many occurrences of paranormal activity have been experienced there over the last decade.
Haunted Lake Club in Illinois
The Lake Club in Springfield, Illinois, was haunted by a bartender named Rudy who just needed a little help getting to the other side.
Haunted Lamont Mansion (Summerwind) in Wisconsin
The Hinshaws paranormal experiences during their time at Summerwind nearly destroyed the family.
Haunted Loud Palace Recording Studio
Many of the bands stayed overnight at the studio while working with Massy. Although Massy never witnessed any paranormal activity, many of the overnight guests did experience unusual occurrences.
Haunted Luna Mansion
A few miles south of Albuquerque, off of Highway I-25, is the small town of Los Lunas, New Mexico. West of the Highway 314 and Highway 6 crossing, is the lovely mansion called Luna Mansion. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the ghosts are usually friendly!
Haunted Mammoth Cave in Kentucky
For a person who loves spelunking as much as I love the paranormal, a haunted cave can’t be topped. Although I’ve visited many caves all over the United States, I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Mammoth Cave in central Kentucky.
Haunted Mansion in Kansas City
The Strawberry Hill Mansion Museum was built in 1887. Several apparitions have manifested at the mansion including a male spirit who doesn’t like visitors, “The Lady in Red” believed to be the ghost of a homeless woman who died during an abortion, and several others.
Haunted Maple Dale Farm
Initially, it was the family cat that, upon entering the house for the first time, ran up into the attic and refused to come down. Each and every morning, the cat’s water dish was found to be moved up two steps… by no one in the household. Not long after, the cat passed away.
Haunted Mermaid Inn in Rye
The Mermaid Inn in Rye, Sussex, might be the perfect place for a ghostly Christmas Eve overnight stay...
Haunted Molly Brown House
Visitors and staff at The Molly Brown House in Denver have experienced paranormal activity over the years including the spirit of Molly Brown.
Haunted Moon River Brewing Company
Savannah, Georgia was listed as the most haunted city in America in 2003 by the American Institute of Paranormal Psychology. Moon River Brewing Company is considered by many to be the most haunted location in Savannah. Sounds like a great possibility of enjoying a paranormal experience here!
Haunted Morse Mill Hotel in Missouri
Paranormal activity at the Haunted Morse Mill Hotel in Morse Mill, Missouri.
Haunted Museum of the Mummies
The Museum of the Mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico is an unusual and unique exhibition of mummified bodies. As if the horror of seeing dead baby corpses isn't enough . . . the place is haunted too!
Haunted Nottingham Road Hotel in South Africa
Like many haunted hotels, one of the ghosts who hangs out at Nottingham Road Hotel is that of a heartbroken lovely lady who died at the establishment. This hotel’s resident ghost is called Charlotte or Miss Nottie
Haunted Oriental Theater in Chicago
Do ghosts of woman and children who perished in the devastating Chicago Iroquois Theater fire in 1903 haunt performances at the theater to this day?
Haunted Owl’s Head Lighthouse
An old sea captain and a "little lady" are said to haunt the Owl´s Head Lighthouse at Rockland Harbor, Maine.
Haunted Places I Visited in Arizona
On my vacation last week, I visited several haunted locations in Arizona. Here is my account of the Jerome Grand Hotel, and the Red Garter Bed & Bakery in Williams.
Haunted Raggedy Annabelle
According to the nurses, Donna Jennings and Angie Stapleton, and Angie’s boyfriend, Lou Carlo, the paranormal activity seemed to center around a big Raggedy Ann doll the size of a small child.
Haunted Roadhouse of Beverly Glen
The neighborhood of Beverly Glen is located north of Sunset Boulevard and south of Mulholland Drive. At the address of 1508 N. Beverly Glen was once a three-story building called the Old Roadhouse. Built in 1915, a lover’s triangle and a ghastly murder occurred, resulting in a double haunting.
Haunted Rockcliffe Mansion in Hannibal
Rockcliffe Mansion was built by local lumber baron, John J. Cruikshank, in 1900 for his second wife, Annie, and their four daughters. The family lived in the beautiful mansion until John’s death in 1924. The home stood empty for 43 years. Many believe that John J. Cruikshank still resides at Rockcli
Haunted Rose Hall, Montego Bay
One would think a sugar plantation on the gorgeous island of Jamaica would be one of the more delightful places to visit . . . perhaps not, if the spirit of the notoriously evil Annie Palmer is still in residence . . . and from all accounts, she appears to be!
Haunted Shrieve House
The Shrieve House at 40 sheep Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire is said to be haunted by many ghosts. The award-winning Fallstaffs Experience Museum located in the Shrieves House barn at the back of the house even gives ghost tours of the property.
Haunted St. James Hotel in Cimarron
The St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico has provided rest and sustenance for many noted individuals during the days of the wild west. A very violent place, many of those gun-downed at St. James are still there today!
Haunted Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma
Reports of footsteps, laughter, pats on the face from little hands, and other supernatural occurrences are often reported at the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Haunted Stonecroft Manor
Before passing on, the previous owner of Stonecroft Manor, Carolyn Williams, kindly shared the story of the paranormal activity she and her mother experienced while living at the mansion off of Route 0 in Hannibal, Missouri.
Haunted Story, Indiana
The entire town of Story, Indiana is now the Story Inn. One of the guest rooms, located above an old general store, has been considered haunted for many years by the spirit of Jane Story, the wife of Dr. George Story, and known as the “Blue Lady.”
Haunted Sunnyvale Toys ‘R’ Us
Thirty miles south of San Francisco, on the site of what was once a beautiful apple orchard and immense ranch owned by Martin Murphy Jr. in the late 1800´s, setting amidst concrete and asphalt, is a haunted Toys ‘R’ Us store.
Haunted Toronto Queen’s Park
There are several female spirits haunting the area that are believed to have been residents of the University Lunatic Asylum for females that stood on the grounds from 1849 to the late 1860s, when it was moved to another location.
Haunted USS Hornet
Built in 1942 to 1943 and launched from Newport News, Virginia, the USS Hornet became one of the most highly decorated ships in WWII, “amassing an unequalled combat record.” Today, the USS Hornet is thought by many to be “the most haunted ship in history.”
Haunted Villa Paula of Miami
Cliff Ensor was the first resident of Villa Paula to report strange happenings. All of his senses were assaulted with ghostly stimuli. Ensor would often hear high heels walking on the stone walkway. He also heard a piano playing. Many times knocking was heard at the door, only to find no one there.
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 Walnut Street Inn, Springfield
My introduction to the Walnut Street Inn on the corner of Walnut Street and John Q. Hammons Parkway in Springfield, Missouri, was in the holiday 2016 issue of Midwest Traveler magazine encouraging visitors to “mix it up with ghosts of Christmas past.”
Haunted West Point Lighthouse Inn
Mysterious lights, odd voices, cold spots, the apparition of the first lighthouse keeper, ghost ships and sea serpents have all been reported in the area of the West Point Lighthouse Inn in O'Leary on Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Haunted Willow Creek Farm
The private resident of Willow Creek Farm, considered by many investigators to be one of the most active sites in Illinois, is now known as 25516 Spring Valley Road, in Cherry Grove Township, located in rural northwestern Illinois. The property is available for weekend tours and investigations.
Hauntings near Warrensburg, Missouri
Many tragedies have occurred along the track of the present day Highway 50 near Warrensburg, Missouri. It isn’t surprising, therefore, that occurrences of paranormal activity are often reported from the area.
Heartland Ghost of Atchison, Kansas
Completed in 1871 for Michael C. Finney and family, the house on North Second Street in Atchison has a fascinating history that includes quite a few deaths.
Hoof Prints of Bath, NC
Many believe Jesse was taken to hell for his wild ways by the stranger on the dark horse. The hoof prints made by Jesse’s frightened horse remain imprinted in the ground to this day, over two hundred years later.
How To Get Rid of A Ghost [offsite link]
How to get rid of unwanted ghosts [offsite link]
Hunter Steakhouse in Oceanside, CA
Built on the site of an old cemetery, the Hunter Steakhouse has had many reported incidents of paranormal activity.
International Haunted Places [offsite link]
Interview with Lee Prosser
Interview with Author, Writer, Artist, Composer, Investigator, Paranormal Researcher, and UFOlogist Lee Prosser
Island of the Dolls
Last weekend while I was kayaking down a small river in southern Missouri, I would have been astounded to come across an island with broken and decaying dolls hanging from the trees as I paddled around a bend.
Jerome Grand Hotel, Arizona
In the year 1935, the dead body of a maintenance man by the name of Claude M. Harvey was found at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the United Verde Hospital in Jerome, Arizona.
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.
Julia Staab and La Posada
Spirits and ghosts abound in the downtown area of enchanting Santa Fe, New Mexico. One of the loveliest inns in the area is the historic La Posada Resort and Spa Hotel, which is said to be haunted by the beautiful Julia Schuster Staab of Berlin, Germany.
KIller Haunted to Confess
In the spring of 1890, a young man confessed to St. Louis authorities that he had murdered a fellow years previously. He was relieved to get the confession out as he said he had been haunted by the "white face" of his victim appearing to him nightly with "blood trickling" down his face.
La Llorona, The Weeping Woman
I first heard of the legend of La Llorona nearly thirty years ago while I was living in Socorro, New Mexico. I was walking one night and heard the unmistakable sound of a woman crying, although there wasn’t a soul around.
Lalaurie Mansion of New Orleans
Mrs. Delphine Lalaurie and her third husband, Dr. Dr. Leonard Louis Nicolas Lalaurie moved into their new home at 1140 Rue Royal in 1832. Well respected and adored by New Orleans’ society, no one had any idea of the hideous atrocities of which they were capable.
Laughing Lady Ghost of Palmyra
In the early part of the year 1900, the little town of Palmyra, Missouri, was plagued with an apparition that was witnessed by many of the town’s most distinguished citizens.
Lawson Children Haunt Squires Inn
In 1929, instead of candy and gifts, Christmas day brought murder and mayhem to the residents of Germanton, North Carolina. Charles Lawson a/k/a “Laughing” Charlie awakened Christmas morning without his sanity.
Lemp Mansion of St. Louis
The history of Lemp Mansion and the Lemp Family of St. Louis.
Linda Blair’s “real” ghostly encounter
I recently watched an interesting episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories on the Bio channel about an experience Linda Blair had with the paranormal as a child.
Living with Ghosts [offsite link]
London’s Haunted 50 Berkeley Square
Since Victorian times, 50 Berkeley Square has had a reputation for being haunted and infested with “ghosts and other supernatural horrors.” The most haunted house in London. Evidently the horrors found inside of the house have even caused “death and madness.”
Lydia, the Ghostly Hitchhiker
No matter from whence we hale, most of us ghost enthusiasts have heard the story of the teenage girl killed on the highway on her way to (or from) her high school prom. Since the time of her death, her ghost is encountered by many drivers on the same highway where she lost her life.
Manteno State Hospital in Illinois
Thousands of hurting individuals suffered through unbelievable atrocities during their time at Manteno. Many types of barbaric “treatments” were performed upon the patients.Horrendous experiments were conducted on the patients at Manteno, without their knowledge or consent.
Mark Nesbitt´s Favorite Haunts of Gettysburg PA [offsite link]
Mary King’s Close in Edinburgh
. Stories and tales of hauntings and ghosts in the old Mary King Close have been told since about 40 years after the last plague outbreak in Edinburgh.
Menger Hotel in San Antonio [offsite link]
Mexico, Missouri's Haunted Hill
In the year 1884, just west of the town of Mexico, Missouri, was an area designated as the “Ghost District” due to the frequent sightings of paranormal activity on the hill of the main county road.
Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid, New Mexico
The Mine Shaft Tavern, said to be the most haunted place in Madrid, is also part of the historic area.
Molly Brown House in Denver
Although I've never heard any rumors or stories about the Molly Brown House in my hometown of Hannibal, Missouri being haunted, evidently the Molly Brown House in Denver does have its share of ghostly apparitions.
Monte Cristo Homestead in Australia [offsite link]
Monte Cristo: Australia´s Most Haunted House
Morgan Fairchild and a Ghost
As a young woman, Morgan Fairchild married a man in the music industry. For two years, she and her husband lived with her mother-in-law and the ghost of her mother-in-law’s father who tormented Morgan the entire time.
Old Hood Residence in Portland
The ghosts of a murderer and his wife, the victim, share a home with the Brown family in North Portland, Oregon.
Old House Woods in Diggs, Virginia
By Whites Creek near Chesapeake Bay in Matthews County Virginia, there is a small area comprised of dense pine trees and boggy terrain known as Old House Woods. The area is known to have been haunted for well over 200 years.
Orphanages have existed in the United States for almost 300 years. Some provided safe and healthy environments for children to grow and learn. Others were virtual workhouses and children were neglected, starved, and abused. Is it any wonder that there are so many reports of mass hauntings by childre
Past Ghost Stories from St. Louis
I recently found an interesting story in the 26 Feb 1888 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch containing a few local St. Louis ghost tales.
Patapsco Female Institute
"Many of the young female students died, including Annie Van Derlot, the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner, who died of pneumonia during her first winter at the school. One source reports that she died December 31, 1879. Evidently, Annie never left."
Poltergeist of Philadelphia, Missouri
During the autumn of 1923, the home of Emmett Swisher and his family of Philadelphia, Missouri was assaulted with a barrage of poltergeist activity nightly for several months.
Poltergeist of Wizard Clip, New Jersey
The story of how Wizard Clip, West Virginia got its name is a fascinating one centering on mysterious and paranormal events that took place in 1790.
Today, ghost hunters and psychics who visit Preston Castle claim that Anna Corbin is still there. Roses have been found scattered on the floor of her old apartment, and the sound of a woman screaming can be heard. A mist-like shape has been seen near the closet where Anna’s body was found
Return to Haunted Willow Creek
Numerous paranormal investigations and medium visitations have taken place at this location in Cherry Grove Township situated in Carroll County, Illinois over the last several years due to reports of ghostly experiences.
Richard Harris and The Tower House
Irish actor Richard Harris enjoyed telling the story of his home being haunted by the spirit of a small boy who had been buried in the tower at some point.
Robert Slatzer and Marilyn’s Ghost
After about half an hour, the night became completely silent. Nothing moved in the air, not even a blade of grass stirred. Suddenly, “a terrific wind came up.” Slatzer said it was hurricane-like for several minutes, but not on the sides of the road. It was completely still all around them.
Rudolph Valentino’s Ghost
Although I had heard of the “woman in black” who brings red roses to the grave of Rudolph Valentino every year on the anniversary of his death, I wasn’t aware of the numerous sightings of the great lover in various places since he passed in late August of 1926.
Sarah and Her Phantom Crew
Two best friends, happy young men, leave home to make their fortunes. Becoming smitten by the same young lady, a friendship is destroyed, and a ghost story is born.
Secret Chamber at Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland was the childhood home of the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of Princess Margaret, and is also considered to be the most haunted castle in Scotland.
Serial Killer Haunts Hannibal
In 1901, residents on the South Side of Hannibal, Missouri claimed that the victim of a local serial killer was haunting the area. Alice Nesenhoener poisoned her husband and children for the insurance money yet never paid the price.
Shadowlands Haunted Places in the United States [offsite link]
Shirley Jones Returns to Haunted Home
A few years ago, I wrote about paranormal event that actress Shirley Jones experienced at a vacation home in New York, in 1968. In 2014, Shirley returned to the old house with Psychic Medium Kim Russo to get some answers about the ghosts and why they wanted to hurt her years ago.
Spiritography [offsite link]
The Allen House in Monticello, Arkansas
On Main Street in Monticello, Arkansas, sets the historic and haunted Allen House. The house was built in 1906 by well-known architect Sylvester Hotchkiss and builder Josiah Barkley White for the Joe Lee Allen family.
The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) [offsite link]
Another paranormal theory today is called EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena. This phenomenon happens when sounds are recorded in alleged haunted locations. The American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena is an excellent resource on this topic.
The Arch Street Ghost
A fire on the night of last December 17 that destroyed the vacant duplex located at 326/328 S. Arch in Hannibal brought to my mind a time years ago, when my friends lived in the home.
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall [offsite link]
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall is the subject of one of the most famous ghost photographs in history.
The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall
In December of 1936, one of the most famous “ghost photos” taken was published in Country Life Magazine. The picture was taken the previous September by professional photographers on assignment for the magazine to photograph the historic Raynham Hall in England.
The Catacombs of the Capuchin
In Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy you can find one of the most gruesome sites you might have the opportunity to visit in your lifetime: catacombs lined with thousands of mummified humans preserved and still wearing the clothing they once wore while attending to the daily tasks of life.
The Conductor at Maco Station
When an individual attempts to do a good deed, and dies in the process, one would think the spirit of the benevolent character would pass peacefully on to his or her next life. For some unknown reason, this isn’t always the case.
The Cursed Paintings of Bragolin
The Crying Boys paintings are said to be cursed, causing devastating house fires, yet remain unscathed amongst the ruins.
The Disappearing Levi 501s
Betty Ann Morken of Roseau County, Minnesota, claims two male ghosts, John and Sam, are haunting their farm house, and stealing her husband's Levi blue jeans!
The Drummer of Tidworth (Tedworth)
A tale of poltergeist activity afflicting the Mompesson family in Tidworth, England in the early 1660s.
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 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.
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.
The Haunted Castle of Illinois
Villa Kathrine is a Moorish-like castle built on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. It has such an interesting history that I am not surprised to find a few spirits involved in the legend as well.
The Haunted Hermitage
In the town of Hermitage, Tennessee on Rachel’s Lane, rests the old home of Andrew Jackson and his wife. The Hermitage plantation house was where Jackson was residing at the time of his death in 1845. Many visitors to the historic house, a museum since 1889, are certain Jackson is still there!
The Haunted Library in Dublin
As a writer and adventurer, I seek out the mysterious, and often I find myself in remote areas. One of the best remote areas that I can imagine visiting is one in Dublin where the haunted Marsh Library is located.
The Haunted Painting on Ebay
. . . I started to wonder if anything haunted had ever been sold on Ebay . . . for real. Of course there was . . . seems you can find just about anything you desire at that cyber shop.
The Haunted Rowboat
In the early 1890's through the turn of the century, the spirit of a large rowboat cruised the waters of the Mississippi River outside of Hannibal, Missouri. Bruce Carlson talks about this in his book "Ghosts of the Mississippi River."
The Haunted St. Louis Cathedral of New Orleans [offsite link]
Find out the story behind the disembodied singing at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. The story is a part of the fascinating history of New Orleans.
The Haunted Vicarage in Borgvattnet
In northern Sweden rests the small village of Borgvattnet. There is an old vicarage in the village that was built in 1876. According to a letter written in 1927 by Nils Hedlund, the chaplain at the vicarage at this time, he had encountered ghosts in the house.
The Haunting of Chretien Point
I’ve had the pleasure of touring many beautiful plantation homes in the state of Louisiana, but I have not yet checked out the former cotton plantation of Chretien Point near Opelousas in Sunset, Louisiana.
The Haunting of Hurricane Mills
Loretta Lynn is a household name when it comes to country music, but most fans don't know about the extensive paranormal activity that has been a part of her life since she was a child.
The King’s Tavern of Natchez
Not your “typical” haunted inn, The King’s Tavern has had some particularly horrific crimes take place in its history, including the appalling murder of an infant whose cries are heard to this day.
The Lady in White at Dragsholm Slot
The castle was updated with new bathroom facilities in the 1930s, and old disintegrating walls were removed at that time. The construction workers found a skeleton wearing a white dress behind one of the decaying walls!
The Lady of Red Mountain
Most of us know the story of Doc Holliday and his exploits after moving west in the hopes that the drier air would help his tuberculosis. But, unless you live in Manitou Springs, Colorado, you might not have heard of Emma Crawford.
The Legend of Screaming Johnny's
Most small towns have an urban legend or two attached to their history; and, Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri is no different. Anyone growing up there during the late 1950's, 60's and 70's has heard the tale about Screaming Johnny's.
The Legend of the Bell Witch [offsite link]
The famous Bell Witch of Adams Tennessee. "Kate" the "Bell´s Witch" is the story behind the movie "An American Haunting (2006)"
The Murder of Nannie Womack
On December 8, 1908, in Jamestown, Kentucky, a nine-year-old little girl was found murdered in the woods near her home. Nannie Womack had been choked, and hit in the head.
The Myrtles Plantation [offsite link]
The Myrtles Plantation is arguably one of the most haunted locations in the United States.
The Mystery of Baldoon
The tale of an evil witch's curse on the McDonald family from 1829 to 1840 in the Wallaceburg, Ontario area.
The Origin Of Ghosts [offsite link]
The Pressing of Giles Corey
The death of Giles Corey, the only person in the United States who has been legally killed by "pressing."
The Purple Mask Theater
This is a tale of a ghost called "Nick," who is said to haunt the campus of Kansas State University since his death during a football game in the 1950s.
The Railway House in Massachusetts
In 1832, John Stone built and opened The Railway House by the train tracks in Ashland, Massachusetts. The inn was a very successful business, and Stone died a prosperous man in 1858. For some reason, his spirit lingers on at his old establishment, and it isn’t very nice.
The Screaming Skull of Anne Griffith
The story of the screaming skull of Burton Agnes Manor of Yorkshire, England.
The Spirit of a Boy Called “Shippa”
It isn't uncommon in the paranormal realm for spirits to attach themselves to children. Quite often the spirits of young ones are drawn to the presence of children living in the area they inhabit or "haunt."
The Spirit of Esther Hale
The town of Sprucevale, Ohio no longer exists, but one of its residents is still around. Esther Hale is often seen in the area, now part of Beaver Creek State Park, although she’s been dead since 1837.
The Story behind “The Conjuring”
I must admit I was quite excited when I saw the trailer for the upcoming movie “The Conjuring.” I actually screamed so loud at one point that my dog started barking. I was afraid to go down the steps into the basement the entire night…and that was just from a short trailer. I’m never like that. It t
The Tale of Busby’s Chair
The Tale of Busby's Chair is the story of a chair cursed since 1702 by a man on his way to be hanged. There are many verified accounts of individuals dying in a harrowing manner shortly after sitting in the cursed chair.
The Thanksgiving Folsom Prison Phantom
The current operations manager at the prison’s museum and author of “Images of America: Folsom Prison,” James Brown, has heard many strange tales about ghosts haunting the old prison. Brown also worked at the prison for several decades.
The Truth Behind ´Orbs´ [offsite link]
The vast multitude of pictures showing orb phenomena provoked the theory that the orbs are indeed ghosts. Today there are two sides of the debate, that orbs are spirits or ghosts, and the other side claims that all orbs are nothing more than dust and moisture particles.
The Willard Library Ghost Cams [offsite link]
Evansville Indiana, Willard Library´s Grey Lady Ghost
The Winchester Mystery House [offsite link]
The Winchester Mystery House was designed and built by Sarah L. Winchester. Sarah believed she was haunted by the people killed by the Winchester rifles.
Tombstone’s Haunted Big Nose Kate’s
Big Nose Kate’s Saloon in Tombstone, Arizona was originally opened as the Grand Hotel in September of 1880. Two years later, the building was destroyed in a devastating fire. Today, the renovated building is known as Big Nose Kate's Saloon. A variety of paranormal activity has been reported.
Twain’s Haunted House in Hartford
Some of Twain’s happiest….and his most heartbreaking…years were spent in the home he built in 1874 in Hartford, Connecticut. His daughter died tragically in the home in 1896. An apparition fitting Susy’s description is often reported in the Mark Twain House.
Types of Ghosts [offsite link]
Two couples stayed overnight in a hotel in France that didn´t exist!
Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories
Although most of us think of ghost stories during Halloween, in Victorian times, that was only the beginning of the season of the dead.
Villa Kathrine in Quincy, Illinois
The most prevalent paranormal activity reported at Villa Kathrine appears to be that of the dog, Bingo, whose toenails can frequently be heard tapping across the floor.
Wayne Newton and the ghost of Elvis
“The truth of the matter is that I saw Elvis that night,” said Newton. “I had received a very special message from a friend that I loved dearly. He was happy with where he was and he wanted me to know he was okay. This is one of the greatest memories that I will ever have.”
Webster Groves, Missouri Haunted House
The Haunting of Gehm House in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Weird U.S. [offsite link]
What kinds of Ghosts are there? [offsite link]
What To Do If You Think You May Be Haunted? [offsite link]
What to Do if Your House is Haunted
If the odd occurrences in your home have increased from mildly disturbing to downright frightening, it is undoubtedly time to take action.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS HAUNTED! [offsite link]
White Cemetery and Cuba Road
Many spectral images appear and disappear in this area, including a black car, an old large house, once a sanitarium, that burned down inexplicably in the 1920s, a mobster with a cigar in his mouth, and an elderly woman carrying a lantern who tries to get drivers to stop.
There is too much supporting evidence to have any doubt that the Willington house and Mill in North Tynesdale of England is haunted, and has been since at least 1834.
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