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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 Orleans.

" 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 never forget!"

Haunted New Orleans Voted Haunted New Orleans the best Haunted City in the United States for 2004 - 2007.

South Louisiana possesses the Crown Jewel of all Haunted Cities - New Orleans.

Long before the docks of haunted New York City became crowded with European refugees, the port of New Orleans was already melting everything in its wondrous Creole pot. Among the earliest settled cities of the New World, New Orleans' place at the bend of the mighty Mississippi River more than guaranteed it a unique and interesting life. Held by French and Spanish, threatened by the British, and governed by Abraham Lincoln's Army of the Republic during the Civil War, this venerable "Old Lady" has seen generations come and go with grace and quiet charm.

One could spend an entire lifetime in the Crescent City - so-called because of its auspicious placement at the river's turn - and still not know all there is to know of her, nor ever, it has been said, get enough of her. Characterized as an almost living being, the City itself has been suspected of casting a spell over all who come to her, assuring that all who visit will eventually come back.

This magic translates into the architecture and, indeed, the very air of this infamous city; like a chameleon, she can change in a moment and become anything desired. In Congo Square one-time slaves beat the rhythm of the Old Lady's heart to an African frenzy under the watchful tutelage of Marie Laveau, the greatest Voodoo Queen to ever live; the well-to-do built mansions Uptown, while the immigrants and natives packed into the ramshackle row houses of the burgeoning French Quarter, where the true soul of this old city is really to be found. Jean Lafitte and his pirates plotted in a blacksmith shop that is still preserved amid the neon and decadence of Bourbon Street; blocks away the memories of the great priest Pere Antoine seem to resonant still from the walls of the St. Louis Cathedral; and all around the seething, humid air seems filled with memory and thoughts of days gone by.

Marie LaVeau a political voodoo powerhouse in New Orleans









In Haunted New Orleans the theorem works opposites and the supernatural easily becomes the natural. It is a city to be savored, like fine wine or a choice cut of meat, slowly, with relish and delight, and so strong is its hold that even the dead have a hard time leaving it behind.

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 Lalaurie Haunted House Story

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 day.

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 !

GHOST PHOTOS OF NEW ORLEANS CEMETERIES Ghost Pictures Haunted New Orleans Cemeteries



New Orleans Cemetery Ghost Photos



Haunted Galveston,Texas

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.

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 salt marshes.

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 living eye.


The Ghost of Jean Lafitte
and the
Phantom Pirates of Barataria

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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 hold.

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 the winds.

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 Haunted Galveston?

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 Square building.

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 animals alike.

Real Gettysburg Ghost Photos are said to happen all the time at this the most Haunted Battlefield in America!


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 they fell.

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. War Department.

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.

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Gettysburg National Military Park
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Mark Nesbitt 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 and belief.


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.


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Resurrection Cemetery - Chicago, Haunted Illinois
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 their eyes.


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 beach towel..

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.

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Crescent Hotel

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 Eureka Springs.

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 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa has a rich and fascinating history. Read about some of the earliest accounts from these stories taken from the Eureka Springs Times Echo, one of Eureka Springs' early newspapers which is still in existence today and some fascinating information on Dr. Norman Baker, one time owner of the Crescent Hotel who ran a "Cancer Hospital" in his "Castle in the Air".

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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 a license.

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 ownerless.

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.



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 them.

All this make a truly Haunted Arkansas hotel.


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.

Includes one evening in a haunted stateroom, two haunted encounters tickets, dinner, breakfast and a ghostly cocktail in the observation bar.

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 rate.

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


Bachelors Grove / 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.

The following was written by Brad L. Bettenhausen, President of the Tinley Park Historical Society:

The 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 own risk.

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery has often been called the most haunted graveyard in the Chicago area.

The Ghosts of Alcatraz

Often described as a portal to another dimension, Alcatraz is filled with the energy of those who came to the “Rock” and seemingly never left.

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.[59][60]
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.[64] 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. [65]
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 him.[66]
Ki Cuyler's Sports Bar and Grill - a small local pub located in Harrisville, Michigan
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 area.
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.[80] 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 hauntings.
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.[84]
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 floor.

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