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THE MOST HAUNTED AND SPOOKIEST PLACES
Haunted New Orleans, Louisiana
Haunted New Orleans is by far
considered by locals, visitors and paranormal investigators
world wide as actually the most haunted and No. # 1 Haunted
City in all the United States. With all the past and present
spiritual activity taking place in this central plot The
haunted French Quarter - transcendent, dark, and in between
two worlds - most who witness this City for all it's worth
of supernatural origins.
With 200 years of ghostly legends involving Voodoo curses,
Spanish moss draped oak encircled duels, cold-blooded murders,
Stories of Revolutionary War Pirates and Civil War soldiers,
and Jazz. New Orleans has earned a serious reputation as
one of Haunted New Orleans Tours most haunted cities. Locals
say that the concentration of extremes leaves the city open
to ghosts within the homes and businesses of Central New
" The most popular tourist
site to have your possible brush with the supernatural.
But there is more to Haunted New Orleans then just
the supernatural Locales. It's an experience you will
With New Orleans graveyard,
Haunted Houses, Buildings and battlefields. New Orleans
is said to be haunted by the ghost of the world famous
Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau. Her spirit
has been reported inside of the St. Louis Cemetery
No. 1, walking between the tombs wearing a red and
white seven knotted turban , and mumbling a New Orleans
Santeria Voodoo curse to trespassers. Her Voodoo curse
is loud and even heard by passerby's on nearby Rampart
Street. Locals say this has started in recent years
for she is alarmed by the many vandals and state of
the cemetery. Voudon Believers and Tourist and locals
still come to her tomb every day and leave many, many
Voodoo offerings (candles, flowers,the
monkey and the cock
statue, Mardi Gras beads, Gris Gris bags, Voodoo
dolls and food in hopes of being blessed by her supernatural
powers from beyond the grave. Many make a wish at
her tomb marking three X's. while others say they
have her Ghost on film emerging undead from her tomb.
They say her soul appears here as a shiny black Voodoo
cat with read eyes. If you see it run!
Other well known ghost haunt
New Orleans, as do haunted legends like that of the
Laularie House. Delphine LaLaurie and her third husband,
Leonard LaLaurie, took up residence in the house at
1140 Royal Street sometime in the 1830's.
The most haunted building in the city of New
Orleans, story told by Matthew Yaddoshi of Haunted
History Tours, New Orleans, August 2005.
There are reported incidents of
people seeing, feeling and hearing the ghosts of tormented
slaves in the LaLaurie home, and there are even reports
of the Madame herself being seen there. The docile house
servants who entreated the assistance of outsiders when
the house was about to burn to the ground are said to
often return to their task - running and slamming doors
and shouts are heard repeatedly. Nor are the spirits of
the restless dead quiet: the reports of moans and weeping
outnumber all others, and there are several who have seen
the ghostly faces of the dead peering from the upper windows
and the chamber of horrors that became the crucible of
their miserable lives. New Orleans is one of the oldest
and most multi-faceted cities in the United States, and
there are other tales, similar to those of the LaLaurie
home that, sadly, have made their way into our history.
But the gruesome horror of this particular event was so
ghastly that it stains the city's memory to this very
Ghost cats and dogs are said
to prowl the New Orleans Haunted cemeteries daily. Very
near the great walls of oven tombs. None of these ghost
animals have ever shown signs of meanness. Several Tour
guides say these are the animals of an 1800's cemetery
keepers guard dogs and pets. Orbs, ghost photos, EVP"S,
strange phenomena, Voodoo rituals, witchcraft, and Haunted
Mardi Gras Parades. Haunted hotels abound Footsteps are
heard stomping up and down halls and stairways at night.
Doorknobs to your hotel room turn, Closet doors open and
close, and a rush of air follows as if someone is walking
through. Haunting's to many to mention here, all happen
in this New Orleans, the number one most Haunted City
in America. Whether you come for Haunted New Orleans haunted
history, enchanting shops, night life or just a getaway,,
let your next destination be Haunted New Orleans, Louisiana!
The history of modern day
Haunted New Orleans would not be complete without
mention of the most traumatic event in the city's history
-- the Great Storm of 2005. Devastated by hurricane
Katrina August 29th, 2005 the worst hurricane this century
to hit the Gulf coast. New Orleans remains the most haunted
city of all times. Making a tremendous comeback for 2007 Mardi
Gras Season this is what New Orleans is all about... and the
many, many ghosts are waiting for you !
No discussion of the
history of Haunted Galveston would be complete
without mention of the most traumatic event in the city's
history -- the Great Storm of 1900.
Founded in 1836, Galveston has
a history as old and phantom-filled as the entire state
of Texas. Tales of pirates and civil war soldiers, of
drowned victims of the Great Storm of 1900 that still
wander the Galveston streets looking for home. These are
but a few of the phantoms of Haunted Galveston.
was the first Texas city to have electric lights, electric
street cars, a post office, naval base, a newspaper, public
library and hospital and many other products of civilization.
Galveston is rich in history and was the area known as the
"Strand" encompasses many of the most historic
buildings in the old city including the 1894 Grand Opera
House, many museums, shops and eateries. The Galveston Strand
was once called "The Wall Street of the Southwest"
because it's location and climate attracted so many of the
formidable "old money" families of the Northeast.
This barrier island also boasts one of the country's largest
bird migratory flyways, beautiful beaches and amazing, rich
In the early 1800's the island
was used as a headquarters by the famous buccaneer pirate
Jean Lafitte who used the remote and trackless surroundings
to hide his treasure and further his clandestine trade
with outlying territories. Legends abound of the buried
treasure left behind by Lafitte and his men and treasure
hunters still seek the lost booty to this day. In 1821,
Lafitte was ordered to leave by the American forces aboard
the warship "Enterprise." Lafitte sailed out
of Galveston aboard his frigate "Barataria Bay"
was never seen in Galveston again - at least not by any
During the years of the Texas
revolution, the island was used as the naval headquarters
for the rebelling fleet. Santa Ana was held prisoner on
the island following his defeat in the battle of San Jacinto,
and this was just the beginning of its tenure as a prisoner's
During the Civil War many buildings
on the islands were used to hold prisoners -- the island
changed hands twice and so both Union and Confederate
soldiers were at one time held prisoner here. Many of
the island buildings were also used to hospitalize wounded
from both sides of the War of the Rebellion. Some of these
buildings still stand to this day and there are reports
of sightings of both Union and Confederate soldiers who
still linger where their souls passed on.
The Reconstruction of the Union
was barely underway when, in 1867, Galveston was struck
with the worst Yellow Fever epidemic in its history. The
same epidemic had struck nearby Houston and the graves
of the small island cemeteries filled to capacity so quickly
that many of the deceased had to be transported to Houston
and outlying towns for burial. Islanders are still known
for their loyalty and pluck; perhaps these distant burials
didn't please them and caused them to return to haunt
their old "digs?" During the height of the 1867
epidemic the city was eventually quarantined and the small
cemeteries became an overcrowded morass of decaying corpses
and exposed, rotting coffins. The Jefferson Davis Hospital
was ultimately built over the remains of the worst of
these city cemeteries. There are claims that many of the
restless dead from cemeteries and hospital alike still
haunt the location.
The Great Storm of 1900
September 8th, 1900
a hurricane without a name roared over Galveston, Texas
taking the lives of between 6 and 12 thousand.
This storm, now known to have
been a category 5 hurricane, is still recorded as the
worst natural disaster in US history. The death toll of
the 1900 Storm was estimated to be between 6,000 - 8,000
with 4,000 homes and other buildings leveled by the onslaught
of torrential rains, wind and storm surge. Barometer readings
recorded during the storm set a record low for any area
of the United States up to that point and sustained winds
were estimated at speeds of in excess of 100 mph.
When the storm was approaching
authorities attempted to calm the island residents with
assurances that the low tidal level of the Gulf of Mexico
would keep the destructive force of sea and waves to a
minimum. On the morning of September 8, 1900, there was
an almost carnival atmosphere as Galveston residents assembled
along the beaches to greet the oncoming storm. Before
long, however, they were fleeing in terror as the realization
of the full impact of what was approaching came over them.
With full might the category 5
hurricane pounded into the Galveston coastline. Winds
whipped down trees and cable car lines, fence posts and
shop signs took flight over the heads of the now-hysterical
residents who were literally running for their lives.
Torrents of rains blinded them as the dispersed throughout
the streets and lanes of Galveston, many climbing over
those who fell in their path. Trains en route to the island
were called back too late and were washed away with their
trestles; entire houses collapsed in the onslaught of
With the howling of the winds
came the rising flood waters and panicked crowds took
refuge where they could in the face of the oncoming deluge.
Hundreds jammed into the Tremont Hotel in downtown Galveston
(now the Tremont House Hotel) where their ultimate refuge
was the roof of the building, exposed to the wind and
rain. As the storm surge pummeled ashore entire buildings
were washed away or overturned like teacups into the murky
tide. People clustered on roof tops watched in horror
as friends and neighbors were swept past them to their
deaths. People grabbed onto anything that would float,
including coffins washed out of their resting place in
the local cemeteries.
Galveston reeled in the wake of
the horrible storm. The clean up began as the waters receded
and winds and rain died down. Bodies seemed to be everywhere.
Those collected immediately after the storm were hauled
out to sea on barges and dumped for burial at sea. But
nature had a last cruel trick to play and as the tide
turned, bodies began to wash up on the beaches by the
thousands. Temporary morgues were set up in the mercantile
district, now called the Strand, and ultimately were set
on huge pyres for burning. In some cases, sympathetic
citizens would bury as many of the dead as possible in
their courtyards and back lots. To this day it is not
unusual for renovators in the older areas of the city
to unearth bones presumed to be those of flood victims
from plastered walls or from shallow back yard graves.
After the storm Galveston engineers
began the construction of the 17 foot bulkhead that still
stands on the Gulf side of the islands, and in an amazing
feat of engineering the entire city was raised to a level
that could withstand a similar storm, and has been tested
many times over since the Great Storm of 1900.
Do the ghosts of the lost dead
still haunt the old streets and historic buildings of
Reports of a ghostly frigate sailing
in Galveston bay under a moonless sky still are made to
this day. Could this be the famous Barataria Bay, captained
by the ghostly Lafitte? Soldiers still grimace in pain
and moan fitfully in the once makeshift hospitals that
now house bright shops and chic cafes. It is not uncommon
to be relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper and
to look up and find you are being studied from afar by
the ghost of a long dead soldier. In one Strand shop,
a body is sometimes seen apparently floating in thin air
near the rafters -- a remnant, no doubt, of the floods
of the Great Storm of 1900 when it washed in and was caught
against the ceiling. Reports are even made of phantoms
standing atop the sea wall and gazing rigidly out to Sea,
perhaps awaiting the next killer storm? Other reports
are more troubling, that those of a family who recently
visited the haunted Galveston beach and were alarmed when
what appeared to be a weeping woman and a small child
began to follow them over the sand. When the family finally
stopped and turned to confront them, there was no sign
of either the woman or her child. It seems that nearly
every building on the Strand has a ghost or two.
Whether you come for our haunted
Galveston's history, or just a vacation or to be a bit
curious or even a little of it's spooky fun, let your
next destination be Haunted Galveston, Texas!
The Galveston Island
Visitor Information Center, operated by the Galveston
Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, is located in two
locations on the Island: 2428 Seawall Boulevard, and in
a satellite location at 2215 Strand in the Old Galveston
The main Galveston Island Visitor
Information Hotline is 888.425.4753.
For the next tour time call our Ghost
Line at 409-949-2027. For reservations call 832-892-7419
Prices: $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under.
Haunted Galveston's longest running and
most widely respected historical and haunted tour since
the year 2000!
Three days of the bloodiest fighting of the American Civil War
have forever etched these hallowed fields into the memory of a
country and a people. But in the hundred-plus years since the
last shot was fired and the last man fell, there continue to be
reports from the fields of the fallen: reports of spectral armies
still marching in step, of ghostly sentinels and horsemen, of
mournful women in white, and the ghostly wails of orphans and
GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD GHOST PHOTO SUBMITED BY
The Gettysburg Battlefield was the site of the Battle
of Gettysburg, fought July 1 to July 3, 1863, in and around the
borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Adams
County, which had approximately 2,400 residents at the time. It
is now the site of two historic landmarks: Gettysburg National
Military Park and the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
The town was the center of a road network that connected
ten nearby Pennsylvania and Maryland towns, including well-maintained
turnpikes to Chambersburg, York, and Baltimore, so was a natural
concentration point for the large armies that descended upon it.
To the northwest, a series of low, parallel ridges lead to the
towns of Cashtown and Chambersburg. Seminary Ridge, closest to
Gettysburg, is named for the Lutheran Theological Seminary on
its crest. Farther out are McPherson's Ridge, Herr's Ridge, and
eventually South Mountain. Oak Ridge, a northward extension of
Seminary Ridge, is capped by Oak Hill, a site for artillery that
commanded a good area north of the town.
Directly south of the town is Cemetery Hill, at 503 feet (153
m) above sea level, a gentle 80 foot (24 m) slope above downtown.
The hill is named for the Evergreen (civilian) cemetery on its
crest; the famous military cemetery dedicated by Abraham Lincoln
now shares the hill. Adjacent, due east, is Culp's Hill, of similar
height, divided by a slight saddle into two recognizable hills,
heavily wooded, and more rugged. Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill
were subjected to assaults throughout the battle by Richard S.
Ewell's Second Corps.
Extending south from Cemetery Hill is a slight elevation known
as Cemetery Ridge, although the term ridge is rather extravagant;
it is generally only about 40 feet (12 m) above the surrounding
terrain and tapers off before Little Round Top into low, wooded
ground. At the northern end of Cemetery Ridge is a copse of trees
and a low stone wall that makes two 90-degree turns; the latter
has been nicknamed The Angle and The High Water Mark. This area,
and the nearby Codori Farm on Emmitsburg Road, were prominent
features in the progress of Pickett's Charge during the third
day of battle, as well as General Richard H. Anderson's division
assault on the second.
Dominating the landscape are the Round Tops to the south. Little
Round Top is a hill with a rugged, steep slope of 130 feet above
nearby Plum Run (the peak is 550 feet (168 m) above sea level),
strewn with large boulders; to its southwest, the area with the
most significant boulders, some the size of living rooms, is known
as Devil's Den. [Big] Round Top, known also to locals of the time
as Sugar Loaf, is 116 feet higher than its Little companion. Its
steep slopes are heavily wooded, which made it unsuitable for
siting artillery without a large effort to climb the heights with
horse-drawn guns and clear lines of fire; Little Round Top was
unwooded, but its steep and rocky form made it difficult to deploy
artillery in mass. However, Cemetery Hill was an excellent site
for artillery, commanding all of the Union lines on Cemetery Ridge
and the approaches to them. Little Round Top and Devil's Den were
key locations for General John Bell Hood's division in Longstreet's
assault during the second day of battle, July 2, 1863. The valley
formed by Plum Run between the Round Tops and Devil's Den earned
the name Valley of Death on that day.
Northwest from the Round Tops, towards Emmitsburg Road, are the
Wheatfield, Rose Woods, and the Peach Orchard. As noted by General
Daniel E. Sickles in the second day of battle, this area is about
40 feet higher in elevation than the lowlands at the south end
of Cemetery Ridge. These all figured prominently in General Lafayette
McLaws's division assault during the second day of battle.
After the battle, the Army of the Potomac and the citizens of
Gettysburg were left with appalling burdens. The battlefield was
strewn with over 7,000 dead men and the houses, farms, churches,
and public buildings were struggling to deal with 30,000 wounded
men. The stench from the dead soldiers and from the thousands
of animal carcasses was overwhelming. To the east of town, a massive
tent city was erected to attempt medical care for the soldiers,
which was named Camp Letterman after Jonathan Letterman, chief
surgeon of the Army of the Potomac. Contracts were let with entrepreneurs
to bury men and animals and the majority were buried near where
Two individuals immediately began to work to help the town recover
and to preserve the memory of those who had fallen: David Wills
and David McConaughy, both attorneys living in Gettysburg. A week
after the battle, Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin visited
Gettysburg and expressed the state's interest in finding its veterans
and giving them a proper burial. Wilson immediately arranged for
the purchase of 17 acres (69,000 m²) next to the Evergreen
Cemetery, but the priority of burying Pennsylvania veterans soon
changed to honoring all of the Union dead.
McConaughy was responsible for purchasing 600 acres (2.4 km²)
of privately held land to preserve as a monument. His first priorities
for preservation were Culp's Hill, East Cemetery Hill, and Little
Round Top. On April 30, 1864, the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial
Association was formed to mark "the great deeds of valor
... and the signal events which render these battlegrounds illustrious",
and it began adding to McConaughy's holdings. In 1880, the Grand
Army of the Republic took control of the Memorial Association
and its lands.
On November 19, 1863, the Soldiers' National Cemetery was dedicated
in a ceremony highlighted by Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
The night before, Lincoln slept in Wills's house on the main square
in Gettysburg, which is now a landmark administered by the National
Park Service. The cemetery was completed in March of 1864 with
the last of 3,512 Union dead were reburied. It became a National
Cemetery on May 1, 1872, when control was transferred to the U.S.
The removal of Confederate dead from the field burial plots was
not undertaken until seven years after the battle. From 1870 to
1873, upon the initiative of the Ladies Memorial Associations
of Richmond, Raleigh, Savannah, and Charleston, 3,320 bodies were
disinterred and sent to cemeteries in those cities for reburial,
2,935 being interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. Seventy-three
bodies were reburied in home cemeteries.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Travel back in time to Civil War days.
97 Taneytown Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Located 50 miles northwest of Baltimore, the small town of Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania was the site of the largest battle ever waged during
the American Civil War. Fought in the first three days of July
1863, the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in a hallmark victory
for the Union "Army of the Potomac" and successfully
ended the second invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee's
"Army of Northern Virginia". Historians have referred
to the battle as a major turning point in the war, the "High
Water Mark of the Confederacy". It was also the bloodiest
single battle of the war, resulting in over 51,000 soldiers killed,
wounded, captured or missing.
has over the years gathered many ghost stories from park
rangers, visitors and people who live in the Gettysburg
area. Nesbitt tries to gather factual data on the stories
he receives so he can offer a background as to why these
ghost stories may have evolved. His stories are factual
and interesting and do not just talk about battlefield
soldiers and civilians , all are also involved in famous
ghost stories in Gettysburg!
The entire Ghost Of Gettysburg
series is well researched, documented and written. And
presents each haunting in a straightforward, no-nonsense
manner and maintains the perfect balance of skepticism
It could be said that Mark Nesbitt’s first ghost investigations
took place in the 1970s when he was a National Park Service Ranger
at Gettysburg. Patrolling the battlefield at night could be a
downright thrilling experience. When his shift was done, he would
head for home, one of the historic buildings on the battlefield—buildings
that had been used as hospitals during the battle. More than once,
in the middle of the night, he was awakened by strange noises
which appeared to have no source—at least no visible source.
The ghost of the girl who has come to be known
as "Resurrection Mary" or Bloody Mary Smith is one of
the most famous ghost stories and urban legends of Haunted Chicagoland.
She is believed to have been killed along Archer Avenue
(near the cemetery) after leaving a funeral wake of her lover, Mother
brother, or father, no ones quite sure, one cold rainy night. She
was buried with no funeral mass or last words in Resurrection Cemetery.
Bloody Mary tours the highway always hitchhiking,
dressed in black and has spent the last 90 years traveling the Haunted
Chicago roadways and asking haunted truck drivers and lone people
to drop her off at the cemetery gates. Only to disappear before
Another ghost just as well known is running Andrew
Holcomb, he appears as a boy around the ages of 12- 17 years of
age. He is said to run in front of passing cars and is struck. With
a loud thud and impact is felt against the car or truck. People
tell of the horrid sound and the blood on the windshield. When the
hapless driver gets out to investigate he is not there, the boy
is no where to be found. But the sight the sound of his body hitting
the traveling drivers will haunts the driver their entire life.
As they look around the road the only visible thing they see is
the haunted cemetery gates.
Andrew was said to be at the cemetery one dark night
and something scared him. Frightened he bolted out and was struck
and instantly killed. Many say they witness this every night for
the past 12 years.
Then there here is also the stranger ghost story
of Caroline. Caroline was a southerner and moved her with her family
and hated the chill and cold. They said she was also very afraid
of the dark and buried with many candles and matches. On dark moonless
nights a single candle flame is said to be seen moving through out
the cemetery. Others tell of Caroline being a mournful crying ghost
on EVP's. And of her are heard to say I'm caroline." and"
It's a lonely cold chill." A stranger story about Caroline's
ghost tells of how she has been seen in the daylight summer hours
sunbathing atop her grave wearing a bathing suit laying on a large
This cemetery is home to many a well known ghost story. It's the
story of Thomas A. Milners and also haunted by his sister Marlene
Milners Straub, She appears as a a young Blonde girl 24- 28 yrs
of age with a thick accent, They say they were both killed when
car ran them down t in 1959 while going home from family burial.
They say both ghost are seen on the side of the road hand in hand
and covered with blood. They say you can see steam coming off them
in the cold night air. When you stop to see if you can help them
the young girl looks at you and says.. in a thick polish accent
" No I'm dead and waiting now only for the Good Lord!"
then they just disappear.
Thomas has been known to visit with others at funerals
in this Cemetery. Often showing up even asking if he can help be
a pallbearer. One story related to us was that he showed up at a
families memorial funeral service and jumped into the grave at the
end and disappeared.
A un dead vampire is said to be buried here with all
his vast treasure. Locals say he was just to old, this vampire gave
up on being undead. One tale tells he still can be heard scratching
from deep in the earth or his mumbled cries heard as the Sun sets.
His Vampire Bride is said to be buried here to but
she is now just a ghost and her body searches for her lost head.
A old story tells that she was destroyed and beheaded and her head
was buried in another spot far from her body. the body can bee seen
roaming the cemetery and her head can be heard screaming" Please,
Please, help me, help me!"
Also the ghost of a young woman dark haired woman
with green eyes called Rita Mae Taylor is said to haunt the central
part of this graveyard. Often they say she tells you that something
is wrong with this particular grave please come and investigate
she's frightened. She tells you her name is Rita Mae Taylor and
that she is not crazy....then pulls you by your hand to come investigate.
Many when reading the tomb stone as they investigate the grave say
she says" Well it's wrong just not right, that's not me!"
and disappears before your eyes!
Another well know haunting is that of Malcolm, he
is a old man of ghost in this haunted cemetery. Malcolm he will
tell you his name and how worried he is... , he appears to be in
his late 70's in a dark suit and can hardly walk. He ask you kindly
for help in leaving the cemetery telling you the car that dropped
him off has left him. Many say he lingers near the front gate and
sometimes waves. But always he will say, if you offer to take him
to where there is help "I'd better wait someone soon will show
up to collect me!" then that quick he is gone. Visitors to
the cemetery are advised to go there at their own risk.
Guests have reported sightings
and other odd happenings in a number of guest rooms, the lobby,
dining room and the grounds of this great historic hotel in Haunted
You don't need to stay in a haunted
room to see a real ghost at the Crescent Hotel. Outside of the
Recreation Room, the ghost of Dr. Norman Baker often appears,
looking a bit confused. He ran a controversial hospital and health
resort in the building during the 1930s. Many people believe honestly
that the spring water that flows underneath the hotel is high
in energy and it attracts ghostly apparitions. Is this just a
publicity gimmick to help a failing hotel? It could be, but actually
the hotel was starting to do well before the ghosts were sighted.
The Crystal Dining Room of the
Crescent Hotel is particularly active, and many spirits in Victorian
garb hve been spotted there at the tables or in the mirrors. Once,
at Christmastime, the staff reported leaving a Christmas tree
and presents at one end of the locked and empty Crystal Dining
Room. Upon their return, the staff found the tree and presents
moved to the other end of the room, and chairs facing the tree
in a semi-circle.
The hotel was designed by the architect
Isaac L. Taylor in 1886.It was used as a hotel for several years
before it could no longer sustain itself financially.
In 1908, the hotel was opened as
the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women. Soon it
couldn't afford to stay open as a school either.The school closed
in 1924 and then reopened from 1930 to 1934 as a junior college.
The Crescent was leased as a summer hotel after the school closed.
In 1937, it got a new owner.Norman Baker turned the place into
a hospital and health resort. Baker was an inventor and had made
millions of dollars by 1934.Baker wasn't happy just inventing
things because he thought of himself as a doctor (even though
he had no medical training). He claimed to have discovered a number
of "cures" for various ailments, including cancer.He
was sure that organized medicine was conspiring against him. He
had recently been ran out of Iowa for practicing medicine without
Baker moved his cancer patients
to Arkansas and he advertised the health resort.The "cure"
was basically drinking the natural spring water. No one was really
harmed by this, but it wasn't really the advertised "miracle
cure". Federal charges were filed against him for mail fraud
and he spent four years in prison. The Crescent Hotel was left
The hotel stayed closed until 1946
when new investors took it over and began trying to restore this
odd and historical piece of Ozark history.
A GIANT ORB CRESENT HOTEL GHOST
PHOTO FROM DALE ROOT
Many strange sounds and apparitions
fill this hotel day and well into the nights. Documented by many
amateur ghost hunters and professional paranormal investigators
alike the documentation and haunted tales continue to grow.
From a woman's ghost carrying
her young child's blanket and crying in the night.
In the lobby of the Crescent Hotel,
look for the ghost of a man who hangs out at the lobby bar or
stands at the foot of the staircase
A tall handsome bearded man that
knocks on all the doors. and asks "are You Waiting for me?"
Some Ghost hunters tell many strange tales but all have said that
blankets and sheets often are ripped savagely from the bed as
one tries to get some shut eye.
A number of rooms are haunted in
the historic Crescent Hotel. Room 218 is the spot where Michael,
an Irish stonemason, landed when he fell from the hotel's roof
during construction. His ghost is said to bang on the walls and
turn the lights and television on and off. Rooms 202 and 424 of
the Crescent Hotel are also said to be haunted by him.
A nurse, dressed in a white uniform,
has been seen on the third floor of the Crescent Hotel. A woman
in Room 419 introduces herself as a cancer patient to guests and
housekeepers, then vanishes.
One recent staffers haunted ghost
tale of tells of a young man in his teens that collapses and disappears
on the floor. A group of teens getting ready to take a ghost tour
of the Crescent Hotel recently reported seeing a man carrying
a tray of butter and dressed in a uniform similar to the waiter's
uniforms. He followed them out of an elevator and towards their
third floor room, where he seemed to disappear. A third girl at
the room opened the door and saw him staring directly at all of
RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, Ca. This vast ocean liner, is now
permanently docked at the Haunted Port of Long Beach, commissioned
in 1936 and journeyed a thousand Atlantic crossings.
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Includes one evening in a haunted stateroom, two haunted encounters
tickets, dinner, breakfast and a ghostly cocktail in the observation
The Queen Mary Hotel & Attraction, is a floating city awash
in elegance, listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
it also remains one of the most famous place in california.
Guests of the Hotel Queen Mary
are entitled to receive a complimentary Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour.
Many incidents of strange rapping
noises, moving objects, disembodied voices, and ghostly apparitions
walking the halls and stairs have been reported by staff, guests,
and Investigators on the docked ship.
Many witnesses have had ghostly
experiences of many different types aboard the Queen Mary Hotel.
The Queen Mary has revamped its
popular Dinner and a Ghost Tour experience. Paranormal Host Erika
Frost escorts guests via an evening Tour to well known haunted
areas of the ship in search of the spirits that inhabit the Queen
Mary, preceded by an intimate fine dining experience in the award-winning
Sir Winston's fine dining restaurant. The new tours begin April
8, 2005 and will take place every Friday and Saturday evening.
The cost is $109.00 per person. Reservations are required (call
for dress code guidelines) and can be made by calling (562) 499-1657.
Each tour is limited to 30 people.
The evening begins at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sir Winston's Lounge followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner at
Sir Winston's. After dinner, Guests will embark on a tour to the
haunted areas of the ship including the Royal Theatre, Propeller
Box, Engine Room, Exhibit Hall, Boiler Room, Pool, and the not
accessible to the public Cargo Hold area, ending in the Observation
Bar, where guests can discuss their findings with Erika.
Available is a special hotel rate
of $109.00 (plus 12% room tax). Guests can contact Hotel Reservations
at (562) 435-3511 and ask for the Dinner and a Ghost Tour special
Since taking permanent residence
in Long Beach in 1967, the Queen Mary has been a hot spot for
ghostly sightings and other unexplained paranormal activity. Erika
has tapped into the mysterious happenings aboard the ship and
communicated with its otherworldly inhabitants using her gifts
of Vision and Astral Projection. The Queen Mary also offers a
daily Ghost Encounters Tour and Ghosts and Legends Show..com
/ Batchelors Grove Cemetery Chicago, Illinois
There many haunted ghost Bachelors Grove Cemetery
stories and eerie tales and legends told about this , abandoned
cemetery than any other place in the Chicago. It is located on the
edge of the Rubio Woods Forest Preserve, near the suburb of Midlothian,
Illinois. This haunted cemetery is said to be filled with ghosts.
Many Tales of Paranormal reports of strange phenomena have been
collected about the place. but now it is abandoned and in ruin,
but still very haunted by the living and the dead.
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery - Near Haunted Chicago:
Said to be the most scariest haunted cemetery in the U.S.A. Bachelor's
Grove is located in the suburbs of Chicago. It gained its name from
the number of single young men buried there during the creation
of Illionois-Michigan Canal. The graveyard was taken out of commission
in the mid 1960's but it still maintains its haunted status. The
Ghost of George Harwell Federman, and Janet Lorraine Logan or said
to be the most seen ghost in the graveyard and that their tombstones
have been removed to keep people from finding them. They are said
to materialize quite solid and real ... then just disappear before
your eyes. People say the ghost of a child can be heard crying in
the evening hours violently. And that many say it's sounds too,
to real to mark off as an animal or a hoax.
Today, a section of the Cook County Forest Preserve (at 143rd Street
and Justamere Road) bears the name Bachelors Grove in recognition
of the early history of the area. The last remaining section of
roadway known as Bachelors Grove Road, which ran between 135th Street
and 143rd Street, was closed in December 1994. Cook County and the
Forest Preserve District have followed through with their intended
removal of the road, and another reminder of this piece of local
history will completely disappear in time.
was written by Brad L. Bettenhausen, President of the Tinley
Park Historical Society:
settlement at Batchelors Grove began as early as the late 1820s,
with larger numbers of immigrants arriving in the 1830s and 1840s.
The initial settlers were generally American "Yankees"
of English, Irish, and Scottish descent, most of whom came here
from New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. The second wave of settlers
arriving from Europe, primarily of Germanic origin, began in the
late 1840s and became the predominate nationality for immigrants
to the area for better than the next fifty years.
Ghost Photos of actual solid apparitions
are common , and even glowing balls of light appear in the trees
in broad daylight, unexplained audible ghost sounds. EVP's have
been recorded and many in in the German language.
There have been no burials here for
years . But ask any ghost investigator where to go to find a actual
ghost or real haunting's in chicago,Bachelors Grove will be Number
1 on their haunted Cemetery list! Access to the cemetery is gained
by way of a narrow road,(The Cemetery is not open to the public
or appears on any haunted Cemetery tour) many visitors, Investigators
to the area have reported seeing a phantom ghost farmhouse that
seems to appear and disappear at random. The house is always described
in the same way, as a white house with porch pillars, a swing and
a soft light burning in the window, but it is never reported in
the same place. As witnesses approach the house, it always disappears.
A number of completely independent witnesses have reported the house,
not realizing that it was unnatural (until it vanished) and all
of them have pointed to different locations when they spotted it.
The house has been reported during both daylight hours and at night
but historical files show no record of a house ever existing here!
Favorite dumping ground for Chicago
gangsters during the years of Prohibition. A number of bodies were
said to have been found here. Even the turnpike near Bachelor's
Grove is said to be really haunted. For a number of years, witnesses
have reported many a phantom car that always disappear along this
road. Visitors to the cemetery are advised to go there at their
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery has often
been called the most haunted graveyard in the Chicago area.
Ghosts of Alcatraz
Alcatraz Island (sometimes informally
referred to as simply Alcatraz or by its pop-culture name, The Rock)
is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in
California, United States. It served as a lighthouse, then a military
fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison
until 1963, when it became a national recreation area.
Today, the island is a historic site supervised by the National
Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
and is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride
from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. It is listed
as a National Historic Landmark.
The actual prison area is cold, dark and a real hellhole which as
history tells saw many murders, riots, and suicides during its 29
years of service. Guards and visitors often report strange inexplicable
sounds, cell doors opening and closing on their own, disembodied
screams, and scary shadow figures and full blown apparitions.
Athens, Ohio is said to be one of the most haunted places in America,
and is reputed to contain many ghosts. One oft-made claim is that,
when drawing a line from each of the 5 (or, in some versions, 10)
graveyards, one creates a pentagram; this claim is false.Ohio University
is also considered by some to be the most haunted campus in America,
as it is the former state hospital, Athens State Mental Hospital.
Big Bay Point Light, in Big Bay, Michigan, is reputedly haunted
by the red-haired ghost of its first keeper, Will Prior.
Bobby Mackey's Music World, a country-western nightclub in Wilder,
Kentucky (in the Cincinnati, Ohio metro area) is reputed to be "a
gateway to Hell."
Belcourt Castle, a French Renaissance-style château in Newport,
Rhode Island, is alleged to be the location of numerous paranormal
phenomena and events, including moving chairs, moving armor, ghostly
apparitions, a possessed statue and various other sightings.
Boone County, Illinois has several intersecting roads south of the
city of Belvidere with a reputation of being haunted, most notably
Bloodspoint Road. Stories circulated by the surrounding populace
include a phantom vehicle that chases cars, a vanishing farmhouse
and various apparitions.
The Boston Athenæum is said to be haunted by the scholarly
Rev. Harris, who was seen there by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia, Kansas has stories of a ghost
that haunts the theatre, especially during the opening season.
The Brinton Lodge in Douglassville, Pennsylvania is locally famous
as a reputedly haunted house. The original structure, built in the
early 1700s, was a one-room building which was operated as a tavern/roadhouse
stop along the Schuylkill River Canal System. It was later expanded
into a summer home, then remodeled into a gentlemen's club, and
today is operated as a bar and restaurant. Legend has it that at
least five spirits inhabit this property, including Caleb Brinton,
"Dapper Dan," an older woman, and a "lady in white."
"Bunnyman Bridge" in Fairfax County, Virginia has several
stories about an entity (the "Bunnyman") who supposedly
haunts the area.
"The old High School" in Brunswick, Maine is said to
be haunted by a former student who died while rehearsing a play
on a balcony during school hours. The student fell to her death
while rehearsing a school play; she is said to have gotten too close
to the edge and then fell. The high school closed shortly after,
now the town's high school is BHS (Brunswick High School). The building
is still used for the Brunswick school board meetings and other
organizations, and is still kept to standards by a janitorial staff.
Members of the janitor staff say you can hear doors slamming, and
footsteps. They also claim that books and other objects can be found
out of place, resembling something/someone threw them across rooms.
The city of Cape May,NJ the town has many Victorian houses, which
many are haunted.
Edisto Island, SC Numerous plantations and churches on the island
have stories or families associated with ghosts
The George Stickney House in Bull Valley, Illinois, has a unique
design due to Stickney's belief in spiritualism. It is thought that
he and his wife wished to communicate with their dead children.
Today the house is the local police department, and it is claimed
that police report strange sounds, objects moving around, lights
turning off, and door knobs turning and doors opening by themselves.
Other homes in the area are also rumored to be haunted. The nearby
Holcombville cemetery includes tombs of the Stickney children and
a person killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191.
Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania is allegedly the most haunted
battlefield in the United States.
"The Haunted Grand Hotel" in Jerome, Arizona started out
as the United Verde Hospital in January 1927 and is supposed to
be one of the most haunted buildings in Arizona, due to its days
as a hospital and asylum. Many events are claimed to have occurred
on the site in the past, including various murders, suicides, and
accidental deaths. Occurrences claimed to be common in the hotel
include mysterious elevator activity, footsteps, moaning, heavy
breathing, coughing, doors flying open, and lights turning on and
off by themselves.
"Haunted Hollywood" is a term used to describe the places
in the Los Angeles, California area that are believed by some to
be haunted by the ghosts of celebrities and others.
Hot Lake is a supposedly haunted hotel in eastern Oregon, known
for a fire, suicides, and hauntings from ghosts during its days
as a sanitorium. It is also known for at one point containing
a piano owned by General Robert E. Lee which supposedly had a haunted
history of its own.
Huntress Hall of Keene State College located in Keene, New Hampshire
is supposedly haunted by its namesake, Harriet Huntress. One of
the schools residence halls, students often report strange noises
coming from the building's attic, where Huntress' wheelchair remains
to this day. 
Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri - There are said to be sightings,
sounds, and lights flickering on and off in the arena late at night
from a former WWF wrestler named Owen Hart who died in 1999 by falling
78 feet (24 m) to his death from the ceiling of the arena . There
are also said to be sightings of him still in his Owen Hart suit
at the top of the arena looking down with the cable hooked up to
Ki Cuyler's Sports Bar and Grill - a small local pub located in
The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri is said to be one of the
most haunted buildings in the countries. Four members of the Lemp
family killed themselves, three in the mansion. There are said to
be apparition sightings, glasses flying off of the bar, pianos playing
by themselves, etc. The mansion is now open as a restaurant and
bed & breakfast.
The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts, which is now
a Bed and Breakfast, is claimed to be the most haunted house in
America. The site of a double murder, one of the most famous in
US history, claimed sightings, noises,and the feeling of a cat walking
across people have all been reported.
O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois - a field just
to the northwest of the airport was the site of the crash of American
Airlines Flight 191, and residents of a nearby trailer park have
reported spectres of the passengers approaching their homes or walking
up to them, as well as knocking sounds and strange lights
Osawatomie, Kansas is said to have many hauntings, some due to the
Civil War battles and many in the state insane asylum.]
Rehmeyer's Hollow in York, Pennsylvania is said to be haunted by
the ghost of Nelson Rehmeyer who was murdered in his house there
in 1928. Intense media coverage of the "Hex murder" led
to the writing of the book "Hex" by Arthur Lewis in 1969.
A guest room in the Story Inn in Story, Indiana is supposedly haunted
by a ghost known as "the Blue Lady". Little is known of
who she might be, or why she might haunt that room, but her alleged
presence is mentioned in many separate guestbook entries. According
to some, she seems more likely to appear if a certain table-lamp
is turned on.
In Sunnyvale, California many Toys "R" Us employees have
reported seeing unusual rearranging of toys in the aisles, and reported
sightings of a man in his thirties dressed in old clothing. His
name is believed to be Johan, and is believed to be a farmer who
used to live on the site of the Toys "R" Us and is just
keeping "an eye on the old place". The store still remains
open today; most customers are completely unaware of this legend.
Tombstone, Arizona has had many reports of hauntings throughout
the years. It is now a tourist site that mimics the "old west."
The Vanderlip Mansion in Palos Verdes, California, former home of
Frank A. Vanderlip, the wealthiest landowner on the peninsula. Local
urban legends claim that either Vanderlip's wife or daughter killed
the rest of the family, including Frank's two dogs, and committed
suicide at this site. At night, visions of family members are said
to have been seen in the windows of the mansion while the dogs have
been spotted haunting the wooded area and hillside behind the mansion.
During the day, human voices can supposedly be heard in the wooded
Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky - a former tuberculosis
hospital, Waverly Hills has been of strong interest with paranormal
investigators, some calling it "the most haunted place on Earth".
There are unconfirmed reports of more than 60,000 deaths at the
site, and the property owners, workers, and investigators have claimed
that at almost anytime you can see strange lights, phantasms and
shadows moving around the corridors and rooms of the building.
The Whaley House in the "Old Town" section of San Diego,
California, is a reportedly haunted house. The house was one of
the region's first court houses as well as hanging grounds before
being converted to a residence. The Whaley House is claimed
to be recognized by the federal government as being haunted.
The White House in Washington, D.C. is riddled with stories of different
The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is supposedly
haunted by the ghost of its eccentric builder, Sarah Winchester.
Ironically, she is said to have built the rambling mansion to protect
her from the spirits of all those killed with her late husband's
famous line of rifles.
Anderson Cemetery(Graveyard X) in Palmer, Illinois, is known as
a portal haunting site. Ghostly lights are seen through-out the
older section of the cemetery grounds, as well as cold spots, shadow
people, and intense feelings of dread.
There have been numerous reports that the Ledgelawn Inn in Bar Harbor,
Maine is haunted. Guests have reported seeing the figure of a young
woman in a white dress walking about, particularly on the third
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