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if someone told you the piece of ground you were standing
on was known as the "Most Haunted Scariest Spot
in the world"! Would you believe them?
Haunted places around the world, The World's Most Haunted Places may make you a real believer in ghosts. Here is a collection of true ghost stories from the world's most haunted places. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted. Paranormal activity is an really a very international affair, and ghosts and apparitions intermingle with the living everywhere day and night. When it comes to the number and regularity of ghost sightings and unexplained events, these real haunted sites can't be beat.
A collection of history, folklore, and true ghost stories from the world's most haunted places. These Top Ten locations were voted by you our many websites visitors. And by your votes these top the list for places to visit in 2009. These locations are said to be places where the living and the dead mingle together freely.
So come with
us now as the spirits of past and ghosts stories
are revisited through the most haunted places
in the world where haunted dark shadows linger
and fright is king.
by Michael Anton, Artwork Ricardo Pustanio
The never ending
search for the most haunted places on earth
or the top ten scariest places on earth continues.
What is the reason for such an internet web
search? People looking for thrills and chills
to conquer the boredom of everyday life. Or
the search to test ones own limits and level
of fears that they might bring. Or, are these
places so haunted and scary because we deem
them so? Everywhere you look you can find
a Top Ten List of Scary places, from the The
World's Most Haunted Houses, to List of allegedly
haunted locations. Fox Television's Scariest
Places on Earth has opened up many peoples
eyes to real haunted paranormal horrors they
never thought existed.
Sloss Furnace on Fox Television's Scariest
Places on Earth hosted by Linda Blair
is regarded as the most haunted place on Earth?
Sloss Furnace, Spittalfields, London East
End, London, England, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim,
Poland, Amityville, NY, or the Waverly Ghosts
of the Kentucky Sanatorium, Bachelor's Grove,
Bald Mountain Or The entire Haunted City of
New Orleans. It's all up to conjecture...
Haunted America Tours lets People who visit
the site vote to see what they believe is
the most haunted location, other paranormal
sites, and television shows pick and choose
their haunted places for you.
Haunted may refer
to: An area frequented by a ghost or ghosts
Haunted house, a building believed to be
a center for supernatural occurrences.
Haunting, a believed recurring presence
of a ghost, demon, or similar supernatural
being at a specific place.
I personally think these will make a fine
addition to anyone's personal haunted library.
Haunted locations are places around the globe
that are reportedly or popularly alleged to
be haunted by ghosts. Haunted Places - haunted
houses, theatres, inns, museums cemeteries...
Reports of these haunting's are often fueled
by historical facts, stories, and folklore
and urban legends. Although relayed through
reliable sources, these tales can often be
subjective in nature. Here on this site you
may often read about encounters with real
Ghosts in the Most Haunted City in America,
But what about around the world?
Of The Most Scariest Places To Visit
Any place or
location can be scary, but what makes it the
most haunted? The paranormal? Some tell that
there are a few strange haunted places on
the face of the Earth where Satan will manifest
to you in full form to take your soul. Russian
legend tells of a witches' sabbath taking
place on St. John's Night (June 23-24) on
the Lysa Hora (Bald Mountain), near Kiev or
Brocken in Germany. Or Walpurgis Night, Walpurgisnacht
(or Hexennacht, meaning witches´ night),
the night from April 30 to May 1, is the night
when allegedly the witches hold a large celebration
on the Blocksberg and await the arrival of
of Edinburgh Castle One of the largest ghost
hunts ever conducted results in dozens of
strange experiences, unexplained photos...
and perhaps more questions than answers. The
most haunted abode in Scotland is the Close
of Mary King in Edinburgh. It was built in
the 1600s, and it contained hundreds of people
during the plague of 1645 when they were quarantined.
Voices, dogs, and a lady clad in black have
all been recorded.
Everest has its ghost in resident, probably
the ghost of climber, Andrew Irvine, who tried
to reach the summit in 1924 with George Mallory,
but disappeared on his journey upward. Two
climbers in 1975 said that they occupied a
snow hole with him, and other climbers have
seen a ghost too.
Ireland has the Temple Michael, a quint church
and castle positioned on the blackwater river,
with a close proximity to Youghal, Co Cork.
The place is not used, and it overlooks the
blackwater river. Visitors and local inhabitants
of the region claim to have heard shrieks,
screams, lights in motion, static on cameras
over the church grounds, twigs that break
without explanation, and coffins that close
and open of their own accord.
In Japan, the tomb of Masakado near Tokyo
is said to be haunted by the ghost of Masakado.
During the 1920's, the Office for the Ministry
of Finance was built on top of it. In 1926,
the minister of finance and 10 staff members
died of disease. The tomb was restored. After
WWII, however, they attempted to construct
over it again. The driver of the bulldozer
died, however, when it overturned.
or Blocksberg, is the highest peak (1,141
metres) in the Harz Mountains in Germany (located
between the rivers Weser and Elbe) and also
the highest peak of northern Germany. Although
its altitude is below alpine dimensions, its
microclimate resembles that of mountains of
2000 m altitude. The peak tends to have a
snow cover from September to May, and mists
and fogs shroud it up to 300 days of the year.
The mean annual temperature is only 2.9 °C.
The Brocken has always played a role in legends
and has been connected with witches and devils;
Goethe took up the legends in his Faust, in
which he also referred to the mountain. The
Brocken spectre is a common phenomenon on
this misty mountain, where a climber's shadow
cast upon fog creates eerie optical effects.
Lysa Hora or Bald Mountain is a concept of
East Slavic, and particularly Ukrainian, folk
mythology related to witchcraft. According
to legends, ravens, black eagles, witches
and other paranormal creatures periodically
gather on the "bald mountains" for
their "Sabbath". Mentions of Lysi
Hory can be found in various historical and
literary sources, such as in the writings
of Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov (who
uses it in The Master and Margarita as the
mountain where the Iyeshua (a prototype of
the Christ) was crucified). The exact origins
and factual evidences of the concept are unclear.
Researchers list dozens of supposed "bald
mountains" sites throughout Ukraine and
Poland. The most famous among them are the
Lysa Hora and Zamkova Hora hills in Kiev,
Ukraine, and Lysa Góra in Poland.
Mount Everest - the ghost of a climber has
allegedly been seen by other climbers, two
of whom in 1975 claimed to have shared a snow
hole with the ghost during their climb. Some
who have seen him believe this is the ghost
of climber Andrew Irvine, who disappeared
in an attempt to summit the mountain with
George Mallory in 1924.
below the busy streets of modern Edinburgh
lies a dark, forgotten corner of history.
Discovered in the mid-1980’s, the Edinburgh
Vaults had been abandoned for nearly two hundred
years. Lying beneath the South Bridge, a major
Edinburgh passage, the rooms were used as
cellars, workshops and even as residences
by the businesses that plied their trade on
the busy bridge above. Abandoned soon after
they were built due to excessive water and
moisture, the vaults remain, unaltered, never
illuminated by the light of day.
- The Haunted Isle This island on the Hudson
River in New York has been the subject of
legend and wild rumors since earliest times.
Some Indian tribes believed it haunted and
refused to set foot on it.
Sykehjem (hospital) is reportedly haunted.
In 2006 when the staff refused to work at
night, a priest was called to bless the hospital
from the ghosts.
FLORIDA is a town where all the residents
are mediums or psychics. The main "business"
in this quaint hamlet, is communicating with
the dead and healing the sick. It is a beautiful
town, very peaceful, with a Gothic look that
invites visitors to stroll the narrow streets.
Almost every home in the town has a hanging
sign announcing the services of a medium.
This is not just a business, it is the combined
religious beliefs of Spiritualism. The residents
and practioners, invite visitors to their
town, but frown on the curiosity seekers.
UNX-researchers frequently conduct psychic
studies with certain Spiritualists in Cassadaga,
in addition, one of our UNX-parapsychologists
is a long time resident of Cassadaga. This
unusual village was founded in 1895, by George
Colby, who was guided to the spot by an Indian
Spirit, who directed Colby to build a Spiritual
Center on the site. Cassadaga is located between
Orlando and Daytona Beach, in Volusia county,
just east of Interstate-four.
The City of Derby, says this site, is the
"Ghost Capital of England." The
site brings together all the information available
on the city's spookiest places, where ghostly
presences are felt and where things actually
do go "bump in the night."
Prague is one of the most
haunted cities in Europe. There are water
goblins under the Charles Bridge, a headless
horseman, a huge fat ghost and a fiery coach.
A golem made of clay ran amok in the Jewish
Quarter and Emperor Rudolph II invited magicians,
astrologers and alchemists from all over
Europe to his court.
The south Suburbs
of Chicago are home to some of the most famous
ghosts in America. Resurrection Mary, Bachelor’s
Grove Cemetery, long abandoned, vandalized,
but not forgotten. But are there places that
just the name strikes fear to those world
Palace of Scheffler is the most famous "haunted
house" in Stockholm and is often simply
known by its nickname, the Haunted Mansion,
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.
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.
Aokigahara Forest, Japan
Aokigahara (青木ヶ原?), also known as the Sea of Trees (樹海, Jukai), is a forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The caverns found in this forest are rocky and ice-covered annually. It has been claimed by local residents and visitors that the woods are host to a great amount of paranormal phenomena. It is an old ancient forest reportedly haunted by many urban historical legends of strange beasts, monsters, ghosts, and goblins, which add to its serious and sinister reputation.
The forest floor consists primarily of volcanic rock and is difficult to penetrate with hand tools such as picks or shovels. There are also a variety of unofficial trails that are used semi-regularly for the annual "body hunt" done by local volunteers, who mark their search areas with plastic tape. The plastic tape is never removed, so a great deal of it litters the first kilometer of the forest, past the designated trails leading to and from known tourist attractions such as the Ice Cave and Wind Cave. After the first kilometer into Aokigahara towards Mount Fuji, the forest is in a much more pristine state, with little to no litter and few obvious signs of human contact. On some occasions human remains can be found in the distant reaches of the forest, but these are usually several years old and consist of scattered bones and incomplete skeletons, suggesting the presence of scavenging animals.
Ghost encouters of the wandering dead are said to be often encountered more then just frequently as well as many ghost photos and EVP's.
A very popular myth states that the magnetic iron deposits underground cause compasses to malfunction and travelers to get lost in the forest. However this myth is largely false. Japan's Self Defence Force and the US Military regularly run training practices through portions of the forest, during which military grade lensatic compasses have been verified to function properly. Vehicles, GPS equipment, and other electronic devices function properly.
It is also a popular place for suicides, reportedly the world’s third most popular suicide location after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge , and (before the installation of the Luminous Veil) Toronto's Bloor Street Viaduct, due in some part to the novel Kuroi Jukai (黒い樹海, lit. Black Sea of Trees?), which ends with the lovers of the novel committing suicide in the forest. Since the 1950s, more than 500 people have lost their lives in the forest, mostly suicides, with approximately 30 suicides counted yearly. In 2002, 78 bodies were found within the forest, replacing the previous record of 73 in 1998. The high rate of suicide has led officials to place signs in the forest, urging those who have gone there to commit suicide to seek help and not kill themselves. The annual search, consisting of a small army of police, volunteers and attendant journalists, began in 1970.
Typically most suicides are men, with over 71% of suicides in 2007 being male. The rate among the over-60 population is also high, but people in their thirties are most likely to commit suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 30.
The most frequent location for all in japan are often suicides is in Aokigahara, In the period leading up to 1988, about 30 suicides occurred there every year. In 1999, 74 occurred, the record until 2002 when 78 suicides were found. The area is patrolled by police looking for suicides, and that same year 83 people intending suicide were found and taken into protective custody.
Railroad tracks are also a common place for suicide, and the Chūō Rapid Line is particularly known for a high number.
Aside from those intending to die there, the dense forest and rugged inaccessibility has attracted thrill seekers. Many of these hikers mark their routes by leaving colored plastic tapes behind, causing concerns from prefectural officials for the ecosystem of the forest.
In 2004, a movie about the forest was released, called Jyukai — The Sea of Trees Behind Mt. Fuji (樹の海, lit. Sea of Trees?), by the director Takimoto Tomoyuki. It told the story of four people who decided to end their lives in the forest of Aokigahara. While scouting for shooting locations, Takimoto told reporters that he found a wallet containing 370,000 yen (roughly $3,760 USD), giving rise to the popular rumor that Aokigahara is a treasure trove for scavengers. Others have claimed to have found credit cards, rail passes, and driver's licenses.
Suicide in Japan is considered to be a major problem nationally.Causes of suicide include unemployment (due to the economic recession in the 1990s), depression, and social pressures. Japan has one of the world's highest suicide rates, especially amongst industrialized nations, and the Japanese government says the rate for 2006 is ninth highest in the world. In 2007, the number of suicides exceeded 30,000 for the tenth straight year. - Since 2008, the economic situation worsened in Japan due to the global financial crisis, and this has pushed the suicide rate in Japan even higher. The industries are becoming smaller which is causing higher unemployment. This in turn leads to the Japanese husbands being at home much more and this is causing domestic problems because it has been the traditional role of the Japanese women to be in the home. This situation has been the cause of some marriage breakdown, even divorce. Being unable to cope with these stresses, the Japanese men have turned to suicide.
The rapid increase in suicides since the 1990s has raised concerns, with 1998 having a 34.7% increase over the previous year.
Also, suicide of the youth in Japan is becoming more serious in recent years. The financial crisis has impacted also on the Japanese youth, and they see that there are few possibilities of work. A number of youth in Japan cannot see any improvement for themselves in the near future and because of this they are turning to suicide.
Common methods of suicide are jumping in front of trains, leaping off high places, hanging, or overdosing on medication. Rail companies will charge the families of those who commit suicide a fee depending on the severity of disrupted traffic.
A newer method, gaining in popularity partly to publicity from Internet suicide websites, is to use household products to make the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide. In 2007, only 29 suicides used this gas, but in a span from January to September 2008, 867 suicides resulted from gas poisoning.
Register of Historic Places is the United
States' official list of districts, sites,
buildings, structures, and objects worthy
of preservation. As of December 2005, the
list includes approximately 79,000 entries,
including many icons of American culture,
history, engineering, and architecture. Battlefield
ghosts of the Civil War, including strange
screams, dark figures and headless phantoms,
ghost campfires and marching dead Confederate
American Battlefield Ghost Hunters always
suggest that planning ahead can often make
the difference between a good ghost hunting
trip and a great trip to National Battlefield
Park. Explore these pages to discover the
essential things you need to know before you
leave home—how to get around the park,
where pets are allowed, how to stay safe,
and more important a ghost photo or ghost
story to read and plan to investigate.
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Though the battles have long ago ended and
the sound of cannons and muskets is but a
distant memory, there are some souls who are
still waiting for the call to “Retreat”
– and for them, it may never come!
The UK and Ireland are covered in places
of haunted battles, where the blood stained
the land for many years after the event. Bowerchalke
(Wiltshire) - Between village and Woodminton,
Headless horses can be seen and the sounds
of fierce fighting can be heard here - the
area was the site of a battle between Roman
legionnaires and the Britons.
Dartmoor (Devon) - Cadover Bridge The sound
of battle can be heard near the bridge, the
screams of the dying and injured, and the
clash of sword and shield.
In general where ever a great historical
battle took place the dead soldiers walk and
reenact the fights which took their lives.
The Royal Palace in Stockholm is supposedly
haunted by several ghosts, including the so
called White Lady (vita frun) and the Grey
Man (grå mannen). The White Lady is
said to appear when someone in the royal family
is about to die, and old King Oscar II even
writes about her in his memoirs. Some believe
that the Grey Man is the ghost of Birger Jarl,
the founder of Stockholm. The Stockholm Metro
is reputed to be haunted by the ghost train
of London" ranks as one of the most haunted
Castles in Britain.
Once a year the sounds of clashing swords
and Roman and Saxon screaming can be heard
in this area. Another ghost reportedly observed
here during dark nights is a figure that plummets
from the ramparts.
SCOTLAND- a grey lady who's even been photographed
The Haunted True Realm of the Impaler Prince,
The Authentic Vampyre, in the Carpathian Mountains
of Romania stands one of the many castles
of Dracula the dark lord.
has many haunted castles. Culzean Castle,
Edinburgh Castle, Eilean Donan Castle Glamis
Castle, Inveraray Castle, Balgonie Castle
, Craignethan Castle , Stirling Castle, St.
Andrew's Castle, and Stuart Castle.
was built in 12th century by the Roskilde
bishop. When the building of the castle was
completed, it became the residence for both
kings and several noble families. Now it is
owned by the Bottger (since 1939) family who
has converted the castle into a hotel. However,
as many other castles from that age, it has
its own story to tell. Actually, the castle
has three ghosts: A gray lady, A white lady
and the ghost of the Earl of Bothwell.
valley, France Jacques de Breze suddenly sold
the castle as a result of the double assassination
of his wife charlotte and her lover. The ghost
of Charlotte still haunts the castle
at Himeji Castle is often said to be haunted
by the ghost of Okiku. She is supposed to
rise from the well at night and count to nine
before shrieking and returning to the well.
Some stories, however, locate the haunted
well in the Canadian embassy in Tokyo's garden.
Castle, Conway Castle, Ruthin Castle-Hotel
and Caerphilly Castle whereA ghost of green
lady flies from turret to turret at Caerphilly
Castle. Ghost of soldiers patrol the battlements.
At the flag tower there is a smell of perfume
at all times.
Castle, Ross Castle-Hotel, The ghost that
haunts Ballygally Castle, Ireland which has
been turned into a hotel, is said to be Lady
Shaw, Who enjoys herself knocking at doors
of the different hotel rooms.
Ballygally Castle was built in 1625. Now
a hotel "it is the only 17th century
building in Northern Ireland still being used
as a residence today". The original beam
ceilings and antique pine furniture which
decorate the hotel?s guest rooms "give
the feeling of what stylish living was like
in the last century".
Not to mention the ghost, who is said to
be that of the former Lady of the castle.
Lady Isobel Shaw's ghost is reputed to be
rather playful, she loves to knock on the
doors of the guests; apparently she is quite
amused by their reactions when they find no
Located on the Antrim coast at Ballygally
Bay, Ballygally Castle is near the famous
"Nine Glens of Antrim" and the Giant?s
Causeway. Views of the Antrim Mountains and
the Irish Sea are just part of the lovely
scenery that can be enjoyed from the coastal
and glen walks.
HIGHWAYS AND CROSSROADS
Rosedale, Mississippi, where Highway 8 intersects
with Highway 1. Robert Johnson and his infamous
crossroads deal with the devil – in
which he traded his immortal soul for musical
genius – is deeply ingrained in the
mythology and legend of the rural South and
is one of the best-known tales of American
In Japan, ghosts are called
Yurei. They are very similar to Western ghosts,
and are believed to haunt people and places
after their death.
Tuen Mun Road, Hong Kong - Over
the years, hundreds of people have claimed
that this highway is haunted. Since 1978,
many lives have been lost due to car accidents
on that expressway. The high death toll is
blamed on ghosts because they supposedly pop
up in the middle of the road when people are
driving, thus causing them to make really
sharp turns to avoid them and then end up
crashing. The ghosts of past victims are said
to be seen there at night and some drivers
have even claimed that they lost complete
control of their vehicle several times.
HAUNTED HIGHWAYS, STREETS, ROADS
AND GHOST LIGHTS
Road side shrines to those that
have died in car accidents are see all around
the world but what about the many unreported
apparitions that roam them ... And a few monsters
too! Suburban street ghost sightings are becoming
Some paranormal investigators have related
different scenarios to why our highways and
streets and back roads are filled with ghosts.
Some believe it is that of the ghosts that
have died on these paved streets. Still others
think it is a spirit of someone who has decided
to travel cross country to see other relatives
or just seeing the world as something they
could not do in life. For more Please visit
NEW ORLEANS TOP FIVE HAUNTED
Many locals know the best place to experience
a one-on-one encounter with some of the resident
ghosts and ghouls that prowl the streets of
Haunted New Orleans. Haunted New Orleans Tours
has created a definitive guide to some of
the city’s spookiest and most ghost-ridden
thoroughfares where specters make contact
with the living on an almost daily basis.
#1. Canal Street at City Park Avenue.
One drive through this major city intersection
and it’s obvious to see why the area
ranks number one on our list of Haunted New
Orleans Streets. This major intersection once
marked the outermost limits of the old city
of New Orleans and is a location where an
amazing thirteen cemeteries converge. Beyond
the intersection is the median (in New Orleans
vernacular, the “neutral ground”)
that once was the location of the New Basin
Canal: in itself yet another graveyard for
so many Irish, German and Italian immigrants
died in digging it and all of them were buried
where they fell.
There have been a variety of reports stemming
from encounters near vortex of the dead: from
spirits seen walking hand in hand down the
wide avenues of Greenwood Cemetery, to the
plaintive, disembodied voices that call to
bus riders waiting at the corner near Odd
Fellow’s Rest, the reports are astonishing.
Near this location several witnesses have
spotted the ghost of a young woman dressed
all in white running into the path of oncoming
traffic at the corner where Canal Boulevard
becomes Canal Street. Some have speculated
that the figure is that of a bride and they
point to the fact that one of New Orleans’
legendary reception and dining halls –
Lenfant’s -- stood nearby for decades.
Why the bride is running or what she might
be searching for will forever remain a mystery.
Others who have seen her have debunked the
bride theory for something more sinister:
they have said she has all the appearance
of a pale, ghostlike creature, with a gaunt,
skeletal face and long, bony hands that make
a horrible “clack-clacking” noise
on the car doors of the hapless souls who
wait too long at the Canal Boulevard stop
sign. There have been other reports of ghostly
funerals passing through the CLOSED gates
of the Masonic cemetery late in the night,
and this is one of the intersections where
the infamous Haunted Bus is said to stop,
and barrel on into the empty night. If you
happen by this particular intersection remember:
here the dead truly outnumber the living,
and they are not restful.
#2. Esplanade Avenue at Moss Street and Bayou
This intersection, where grand old Esplanade
Avenue crosses over Bayou St. John at the
Moss Street Bridge has long been reputedly
haunted. Along the Avenue near this intersection
is St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 where many of
the great old New Orleans families now sleep
in eternal repose. But some of the families
who chose a better view of the Bayou with
their earthen beds surely must have felt betrayed
when their remains were exhumed and moved:
Originally, St. Louis No. 3 extended nearly
all the way to the shore of the Bayou. In
the 1940’s a part of the land was sold
and houses were built where gravestones once
stood; later, in the 1970’s, the huge
Park Place apartment building was erected
where the houses once stood. Reports have
come of spectral beings loitering near corner
of Esplanade and Moss, as if they are lost
souls looking for their resting place. Also
near this intersection is the old convent
of the Cabrini nuns, who still teach at Cabrini
High School on nearby Moss Street. Mother
Cabrini, the founder of the order, lived in
the building herself and tales of her spirit
still being seen kneeling and praying at the
grotto are legendary. In the early 1900’s
Bayou St. John and the surrounding area were
the domain of Jose Planas, the King of the
French Market. He owned most of the land from
Esplanade to the French Quarter and operated
several barges and tugs that did commerce
along the Bayou, once a major route to Lake
Pontchartrain and ultimately to the Gulf of
Mexico. Residents who live in the restored
cottages near this major intersection tell
stories of hearing the resonant voice of Jose
himself, still giving orders to his barge
crews; when Jose is seen, he appears as a
man dressed in a white, Havana style suit,
usually near the base of the statue of Confederate
General P.G.T. Beauregard.
#3. St. Charles Avenue.
This grand promenade of old New Orleans has
its share of reputed apparitions and haunting's.
Union soldiers and once even the ghost of
General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler
have been sighted on the steps of famous Gallier
Hall. During the Union occupation of the city
of New Orleans, Gallier Hall was used as a
Federal headquarters. There is also a ghost
connected to Gallier Hall that appears only
during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade: Some
rattled parade-goers have run screaming to
police reporting that they have just witnessed
a stabbing. When police return to the scene
of the alleged crime, the first block on the
Lafayette St. side of Gallier Hall, there
is no victim and nothing out of the ordinary
is found. As it happens, in 1972, a young
man was attacked and brutally stabbed between
two cars on this side of Gallier Hall. He
died two blocks down at the intersection of
Lafayette and Baronne Streets. Perhaps what
we are seeing is simply the ghostly reenactment
of his tragic last minutes on earth?
On the Uptown side of St. Charles Avenue,
in the area that inspired the chronicles of
Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, strange
things are reported near the famous Bultmann
Funeral Home where some have witnessed ghostly
hearses idling on side streets and have heard
the piercing cry of a young woman in jeopardy.
Ironically, some years ago, a young woman
was attacked near the funeral home entrance
and was dragged to her death along a side
street, all during the height of rush hour
Near the intersection of St. Charles and
Napoleon Avenues a ghostly couple is said
to await a bus that for them never comes.
They are seen dressed in Sunday best and when
the bus arrives, they apparently never get
on. Also near this intersection is sometimes
seen the ghost of a lost little boy. He is
seen crying broken-heartedly and standing
in the gutter on the river side of Napoleon.
When someone approaches him, it is said he
turns and runs away, disappearing into thin
air. Tragically, a little boy was pulled under
the wheels of a Mardi Gras float at just this
location many years ago when the Super Krewe's
(as they were then called) first began using
the Uptown parade route. Could this spectral
image be that of the lost little boy whose
Mardi Gras was ruined so long ago?
#4. Lakeshore Drive
Like St. Charles Avenue, this long stretch
of famous New Orleans roadway seems to have
more than its share of haunting's, such as:
Lakeshore Drive and Kildeer where a biker
and his child were killed in a hit and run
trying to cross at the base of the high rise
bridge here; many people have reported being
startled by the ghostly figure of a man on
his bike, with a child fixed in a seat behind
him, who rushes out in front of vehicles and
disappears into thin air. Lakeshore Drive
at “TI- KI Beach,” where the ghost
of a college student who drowned during a
fraternity initiation is seen walking up to
cars that park here and looking mournfully
into the windows before vaporizing into the
dark. Lakeshore Drive at Mardi Gras Fountain,
where the ghost of a motorcyclist who plowed
off the road here and into the fountain in
the 1960’s is said to come and sit beside
hapless visitors to the old fountain; they
report that he is still wearing the torn leather
jacket and the blood stained helmet that he
was found in. And somewhere along Lakeshore
Drive is to be found one of the most troubling
haunting's in New Orleans, though the exact
location is unknown. It is told that during
the 1930’s a man who was swimming in
the Lake was sucked under the seawall steps
and drowned because he could not escape. Friends
searched for him and finally a diver located
the opening under the steps and the body was
discovered. Haunted New Orleans Tours has
received several reports from people who have
unintentionally chosen the exact spot of this
tragedy to share a quiet moment, only to be
startled into abject terror as the ghostly
arm and shoulder of a man appear in the wash
near the bottom of the steps: According to
all reports, NO ONE has stayed around to see
the head and face come up out of the water.
(This one is hit or miss and you never know
if the spot you’ve chosen is the right
one, until you see that glowing hand reach
up from the black waters of Lake Pontchartrain.)
#5. Rampart and Basin Streets.
You can’t have one without the other
in this “two’fer.” Rampart
Street was for years uncounted the northern
boundary of the French Quarter and has been
the source of many reports of haunting's and
paranormal encounters. Basin Street, Rampart’s
raunchy sister, is a legendary cradle of brothels
and the blues, and a perfect recipe for haunting's.
The Old Mortuary Chapel, or Our Lady of Guadeloupe
and St. Jude Shrine as it is called today,
was once the final stop before an earthen
bed for victims of the yellow fever epidemics
of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The dead and dying of Bronze John’s
subjects were taken en masse to this chapel
to receive the Last Rites from the only souls
still willing to approach the victims with
compassion, the priests and nuns of the Mortuary
Chapel. Today there is almost continuous activity
in and around the church and novenas to St.
Jude, the Patron Saint of Impossible Causes,
are a constant. But in the quiet interludes,
in the dark hours before dawn and at sunset
after the rush hour traffic has passed, some
say the sound of Latin benedictions can still
be heard over the ghostly moaning of the dying
in the last throes of the grip of the yellow
death. One startling report comes to Haunted
New Orleans Tours of a group visiting from
South Carolina who decided to take an independent
tour of the old chapel and somehow got a glimpse
of the Other Side: while wandering the aisles
of the church, amid the muffled conversation
of churchgoers and other tourists, the group
came face to face with a nun wearing a habit
so antiquated that it immediately stood out
as odd. It is said that she passed them without
a look or word, and in such complete silence
that it made at least one of the party give
her a second, longer look. To his dismay,
he realized as he watched that the nun was
FLOATING almost a foot above the chapel floor.
Struck speechless by the sight, all he could
do was watch in shock as the nun literally
floated onto the altar and through the sacristy
door. Often visitors to the church smell an
intense scent of lavender in the nave of the
church when no one is there: lavender was
used to mask the scent of illness that once
so pervaded the little old chapel.
Another famous and haunted Rampart Street
landmark is Congo Square. Today it is adjacent
to Armstrong Park near the Municipal Auditorium,
but in the 18th and 19th centuries it was
the beating heart of the African Americans
in New Orleans. Frequented by both Free People
of color and Negro servants and slaves of
the gentile New Orleans families, Congo Square
quickly took on a life of its own. African
Americans who came together to share and celebrate
their African culture in a marketplace atmosphere
that in the evenings became a celebration
of music and dance held great gatherings there.
Many distinguished New Orleanians would join
in the celebrations at Congo Square, including
Marie Laveau and her followers who practiced
their voodoo rituals there deep into the night.
The wild rhythms also attracted one of the
most famous American composers of that time:
young Louis Moreau Gottschalk, the composer
of such famous works as “A Night in
the Tropics” and “The Banjo,”
visited Congo Square as a child and into his
youth – and some say he still visits
there in death. Reports have come to Haunted
New Orleans Tours of a tall man, dressed in
19th century clothing, groomed in the style
of the day with sideburns and moustache, who
walks silently down Rampart Street to the
gates of Armstrong Park and disappears inside.
One report tells of the man being accompanied
by an Octoroon woman dressed in servant’s
clothes of the time: it is a well known fact
that the servants of Gottschalk’s household
are the ones who first exposed him to the
fiery rhythms that would plant the seed of
ragtime in his musician’s heart. Perhaps
his Octoroon is still accompanying him? Those
who have researched the story of Gottschalk
have recognized his tall, dark figure immediately,
but he is not confined to Rampart Street and
is often seen near the corner of Royal and
Esplanade standing outside the cottage where
he was born. The ghost of Marie Laveau has
also been seen in the park itself, dancing
in a ghostly dance to music only she and the
spirits of the Other World now can hear. Dressed
in white and looking as beautiful as when
she lived, her dark eyes flash as if she knows
very well she is dead and that she is scaring
the life out of you!
Nearby Basin Street has always had a seedy
reputation and the brothels that flourished
there in the late 1800’s and early 20th
century did nothing to change that opinion.
But can it be that the ghosts of prostitutes
from long ago are still working their Basin
Street beat? One man claims that he was actually
approached by one of these ghostly prostitutes
and was led to a rendezvous in a darkened
yard, only to find himself completely alone:
the woman had vanished altogether. Ghostly
music haunts Basin Street; remnant notes from
days of yore when jazz and the blues were
in their infancy. One complaint to the New
Orleans Police Department about “the
jazz band practicing upstairs in that empty
building” seem to be proof enough that
ghostly musicians still get together to jam:
when the NOPD arrived, they found the place
deserted, without even electricity or a way
inside. One familiar Basin Street ghost is
that of famous turn of the century craftsman
and painter Alphonse Aveton, who is still
seen in his turn of the century painter’s
clothes, walking down Basin or climbing scaffolding
that IS NOT THERE along the sides of buildings
now decrepit and abandoned but which once
bore the mark of his artistry. Family members
of Aveton claim to have no idea why their
relative is still plying his trade in the
hereafter but wish wholeheartedly that he’d
come over to their houses and do some work
for them! Such is the way with most old New
Orleans families: you may be gone but you
are never forgotten!
And Don't forget the Voodoo Cemetery Gates
Of Guinee, The Portal To The Afterworld. Bringing
a piece of Mardi Gras King Cake with you as
an offering. The dead love sweets, and even
more so they love King Cake in New Orleans.
And don't forget Voodoo Queens Marie Laveaus'
Tomb is said to strike fear into non believers
hearts if they offend her. And don't forget
the shadow of the Lalaurie house that still
casts it's haunted terrors for over a hundred
years on the Crescent City. Some say it's
home to Red Beans and Rice, The Grunch, Crawfish,
The Devil Baby, haunted Mardi Gras Parades,
Gumbo, Zombies and The living Dead!
Canadas Forbidden Plateau, near
Courtenay-Comox-Cumberland in Strathcona Provincial
Park. A Comox legend says this Plateau swallowed
all the women, children and elders of the
Comox people without a trace, and it has been
taboo forever after.
Many who study paranormal activity
believe these prisons, each with its own history
of immense pain and mental suffering, attract
spirits who are caught between worlds.
Alcatraz Prison is thought to
be one of the most haunted places in America
by many. But for being such a notorious place
and location, many ghost hunters believe it
should have more ghosts and sightings then
Eastern State Penitentiary Known
as being the most expensive building built
in the U.S. at the time, the Eastern State
Penitentiary became a prototype in design
to 300 prisons. The inmates who broke the
rules risked being dunked in a bath of ice-cold
water then hung from a wall for the night.
During the winter months, when this punishment
was most popular, the water on the inmates's
skin would form into a layer of ice before
morning. Since its closure visitors, employees
and those researching paranormal activity
have reportedly heard unexplained eerie sounds
throughout the prison.
One major paranormal episode reported occurred
to a locksmith doing restoration work in Cell
Block #4. According to the tale, he was working
to remove a 140-year-old lock from the cell
door when a massive force overcame him so
powerfully he was unable to move.
Some believe when he removed the key it opened
a gateway to the horrific past and offered
the spirits caught behind its bars a pathway
out. The man spoke of experiencing an out-of-body
state as he was drawn toward the negative
energy which burst through the cell.
Anguished faces appeared on the cell wall,
hundreds of distorted forms swirled around
the cellblock and one dominating form seemed
to beckon the locksmith to him. The man's
experience was so vivid, years after he would
shudder in fear when he talked about it.
Today the penitentiary is opened to the public.
In a typical year, maybe two dozen paranormal
investigations take place in the cell blocks,
and according to Assistant Program Director
Brett Bertolino, they almost always find evidence
Tourists and employees have reported hearing
weeping, giggling and whispering coming from
inside the prison walls.
Fremantle Prison in Western
Australia -The Fremantle Prison has a rich
and varied past. As a place of incarceration
for almost 150 years its inmates included
British convicts, local prisoners, military
prisoners, enemy aliens and prisoners of war.
Fremantle Prison was constructed soon after
the arrival of the convict ship Scindian in
1850. The Swan River Colony was settled by
free settlers in 1829. In 1849, the farmers
petitioned the colonial authority to request
skilled convicts be sent from the British
government. The first ship with 75 prisoners
aboard arrived even before confirmation of
the request was received. Edmund Henderson
found on arrival that the town was unprepared
and arranged temporary accommodation for the
convicts at the harbour master's warehouse
(now the Esplanade Hotel). Under direction
from Henderson, James Manning and Henry Wray
supervised the construction of the prison
using convict labour from limestone quarried
on-site. Construction began in 1851 and was
completed in 1859. The first prisoners were
moved there in 1855.
The face of Martha Rendell, the only woman
to be hanged at Fremantle, appears in the
window of the church regularly. The face seems
to be caused by ripples in the glass that
reflect light in an unusual way, but the resemblance
West Virginia Penitentiary The West Virginia
Penitentiary (Moundsville), with its striking
stone facade and Gothic castle-like style
opened in 1876. The structure was originally
built for 480 prisoners, but by the early
1930s it housed a total of 2,400. At times,
three prisoners would be asigned to one of
the tiny five by seven cells. With its violent
past, deplorable conditions and two major
riots, Moundsville Penitentiary is a popular
destination for those who study paranormal
activity. Some claim that the prison is plagued
with what is called, residual hauntings, which
are defined as a replay of a tragic event
from the past.
There are several areas in the prison known
as "hot spots" where an unusual
amount of paranormal activity reportedly occurs.
Such places include: the Chapel, shower cages,
Death Row, the Sugar Shack, which was a recreational
area and the North Wagon Gate which is where
death row inmates were taken to be hung before
the facility used the electric chair.
One other area known for strange occurrences
is the circular entrance gate which was used
to seperate arriving inmates from the warden's
living quarters. According to reports, the
circular cage turns periodically by itself,
giving the impression that the spirits of
criminals are still arriving at the prison.
The haunted prison is now leased by the Moundsville
Economic Development Council and is open for
day and night "ghost" tours. It
is also used for law enforcement training.
Real Haunted Houses
Stigmatized property is a term used in the
real estate business which describes possible
detrimental features of a property or home,
all the result of unfortunate occurrences.
These can include murder, suicide and torture,
in addition to a belief that a house may be
Even though a particular buyer may not care
about any stigma attached to the property,
the stigma may make it very difficult to resell
in the future. Therefore, while a buyer may
or may not believe in supernatural phenomena,
he/she may want to know about a property's
bloody past. However, depending on the jurisdiction
of the house, the seller may not be required
to disclose the full facts.
The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known
California mansion that was under construction
continuously for 38 years. Deeply saddened
by the deaths of her daughter and husband,
and seeking solace, Sarah Winchester consulted
a medium on the advice of a friend. According
to popular history, the medium, who has become
known colloquially as the "Boston Medium",
told Winchester that there was a curse upon
the Winchester family because the guns they
made had taken so many lives. She told Winchester
that "thousands of persons have died
because of it and their spirits are now seeking
Although this is disputed, many believe the
Boston Medium told her she needed to leave
her home in New Haven and travel West, where
she must "build a home for yourself and
for the spirits who have fallen from this
terrible weapon, too. You can never stop building
the house. If you continue building, you will
live. Stop and you will die." Whether
this tale is true or not, Winchester did move
west, settling in California. Some believe
Winchester followed the medium's directions
to distract the spirits she believed were
hunting her, and commenced construction on
her new home. Urban legend states that Sarah
slept in a different room each night for some
time. However, this is not true. She had two
main bedrooms-- the daisy bedroom at the front
of the house where she slept prior to the
1906 earthquake (and, was subsequently trapped
in when the chimney collapsed), and the bedroom
where she died. The second bedroom is featured
on the tour, and is one of the few fully-furnished
rooms in the estate, though none of the furniture
Sarah Winchester inherited more than $20
million upon her husband's death. She also
received nearly 50 percent ownership of the
Winchester Repeating Arms Company, giving
her an income of roughly $1,000 per day, none
of which was taxable until 1913. This amount
is roughly equivalent to $21,000 a day in
2006 dollars. All of this gave her a tremendous
pool of wealth from which to draw to fund
construction on the mansion.
Hull House, The Staup House, and The Grand
Southern Belle The Lalaurie Mansion all have
been categorized as Stigmatized Haunted Property.
112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville,
Long Island, New York, is reputedly haunted
due to a mass murder (the DeFeo family) that
took place in the house on the evening of
November 13, 1974. The Lutz family moved into
the house thirteen months later, but fled
28 days later claiming that the house was
haunted. Families have continuously lived
in the house since the Lutz family fled and
have reported no supernatural disturbances.
Several people (notably the attorney for the
man who murdered the DeFeo family) have come
forward to say that the story was concocted
as a money making scheme and an appeals strategy
over many bottles of wine. Though both George
and Kathy Lutz disputed that until Kathy's
death in 2005, the Amityville Horror book
and film franchise has been a huge money-maker
for over 25 years. Please
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A haunted house is defined
as building that is a center for supernatural
occurrences or paranormal phenomena. A haunted
house may contain ghosts, poltergeists,
or even demons. Sometimes
these presences reportedly continue to "haunt"
the physical world after a tragic event
occurred on the property — such as
a murder, accidental death, or suicide —
sometime in the recent or even ancient past.
In Stambovsky v. Ackley, the
Supreme Court of New York ruled that a seller
does not need to disclose the fact that
a house is haunted unless there is a fiduciary
relationship or in cases of fraud or misrepresentation.
The first known reports of
paranormal events date to around 1863. At
this time, a few locals reported hearing
footsteps within the house. On 28th July
1900, four of the daughters of the rector
reported seeing what they thought was the
ghost of a nun from 40 yards' distance near
the house in twilight: they tried to talk
to it, but it disappeared as they got nearer.
Various people would witness a variety of
puzzling incidents, such as a phantom coach
driven by two headless horsemen, through
the next four decades. Henry Dawson Ellis
Bull died in 1892 and his son, Revd. Harry
Bull, took over the living. In 1911, he
married a younger divorcee, Ivy, and the
couple moved with her daughter to nearby
Borley Place until 1920 (when he took over
the rectory), whilst his unmarried sisters
moved to Chilton Lodge a few miles away.
On 9th June 1927, the rector,
Harry Bull, died and the rectory again became
vacant. In the following year, on 2nd October
1928, the Reverend Guy Eric Smith and his
wife moved into the home. One day, soon
after moving in, Mrs. Smith was cleaning
out a cupboard when she came across a brown
paper package, inside which was the skull
of a young woman.Shortly after, the family
would report a variety of incidents including
the sounds of bells ringing, lights appearing
in windows, windows shattering, unexplained
footsteps, and their daughter was locked
in a room with no key. In addition, Mrs
Smith saw a horse-drawn carriage at night.
The Smiths contacted The Daily Mirror to
ask them to put them in touch with the Society
for Psychical Research. On 10th June 1929,
the paper sent a reporter who promptly wrote
the first of a series of articles detailing
the mysteries of Borley. The paper also
arranged for Harry Price, a paranormal researcher,
to make his first visit to the place that
would ultimately make his name famous. He
arrived on 12th June. Immediately, objective
'phenomena' of a new kind appeared, such
as the throwing of stones, a vase and other
objects. 'Spirit messages' were tapped out
from the frame of a mirror.
Finally driven from their
home by the poor state of the house, the
Smiths left Borley on 14th July 1929 and,
after some difficulty in finding a replacement,
the Revd. Lionel Foyster, a first cousin
of the Bulls, and his wife Marianne moved
into the rectory with their adopted daughter
Adelaide on 16th October 1930. Lionel Foyster
wrote an account of the various strange
incidents that happened, which he sent to
Harry Price. Price estimated that, between
the Foyster's moving in October 1930 and
October 1935, some two thousand incidents
took place there, including bell-ringing,
stones, bottle-throwing and wall-writing.
Lionel Foyster's wife Marianne reported
to her husband a whole range of poltergeist
phenomena which included her being thrown
from her bed. On one occasion, Adelaide
was attacked by "something horrible".
Twice, Reverend Foyster tried to conduct
an exorcism, but his efforts were futile.
In the middle of the first, Foyster was
struck in the shoulder by a fist-size stone.
Because of the publicity in The Daily Mirror,
these incidents attracted much attention
at the time from several psychic researchers
who investigated, and were unanimous in
suspecting that they were caused, consciously
or unconsciously, by the Rector's wife,
Marianne Foyster. Mrs. Foyster later stated
that she felt that some of the incidents
were caused by her husband in collaboration
with one of the psychic researchers, but
other events appeared to her to be genuine
The Foysters left Borley as
a result of Lionel's ill health, and Harry
Price, after a gap of over five years, renewed
his interest in the house, renting the building
for a year from May 1937 to May 1938. Through
an advertisement in The Times newspaper
on 25th May 1937, and subsequent personal
interviews, he recruited a corp of forty-eight
'official observers', mostly students, who
spent periods, mainly at weekends, at the
Rectory with instructions to report any
phenomena which occurred. In March 1938,
Helen Glanville conducted a Planchette séance
in Streatham in London. Price reported that
Glanville made contact with two spirits.
The first was that of a young nun who identified
herself as Marie Lairre. She said she
had been murdered on the site of Borley
Rectory. Her answers were consistent with
the local legend . Her French name, though,
was a puzzle. She was a French nun who left
her religious order, married, and came to
live in England. The groom was supposedly
none other than Henry Waldengrave, the owner
of the seventeenth-century manor house.
Price was convinced that the ghostly nun
who had been seen for generations was Marie
Lairre, condemned to wander restlessly as
her spirit searched for a holy burial ground.
The wall writings were her pleas for help.
The second spirit to be contacted
identified himself by the strange name of
"Sunex Amures". He claimed that
he would set fire to the rectory at nine
o'clock that night. He also said that, at
that time, the bones of a murdered person
would be revealed. The predictions of Sunex
Amures came to pass, in a way, but not that
night (27 March 1938). In February 1939,
the new owner of the rectory reported that
he was unpacking some boxes when an oil
lamp in the hallway overturned. The fire
quickly spread, and Borley Rectory was severely
damaged. An onlooker said she saw the figure
of the ghostly nun in the upstairs window.
The burning of the rectory was investigated
by the insurance company and determined
to be an insurance fraud. Harry Price conducted
a brief dig in the cellars of the ruined
house and, almost immediately, two bones
of a young woman were discovered. A subsequent
meticulous excavation of the cellars over
three years revealed nothing further.
Plantation, Saint Francisville is located
in West Feliciana Parish Louisiana. A small
town on the Mississippi River. Once the
Capital of the Republic of West Florida,
it is here that John James Audubon (Birds
of America Collection) created over 80 of
his beautiful watercolors. There are seven
Magnificent Plantation homes opened for
public tours. And The Myrtyles Plantation
is the one you would not want to miss. And
with all the recent investigations by TAPS
is now fast becoming the most famous ghost
filled haunted house in America.
Info and links on the Myrtles Haunted
Romantic and secluded, The
Stanley Hotel lies nestled among the foothills
in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, 70
miles north of Denver, Colorado. The Stanley
Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, USA was built
by Freelan O. Stanley (1849 - 1940), and
opened in 1909. Stanley and his wife Flora
had been sent West by F.O. Stanley’s
doctor to seek the fresh mountain air. Stanley,
who suffered tuberculosis, had been advised
to not make plans beyond six months. The
doctor arranged for the couple to stay in
a friend’s cabin in Estes Park for
the summer. Immediately, they fell in love
with the area and F.O.’s health began
to dramatically improve. Stanley created
the Stanley Steam Engine (a steam-powered
horseless carriage) and, along with his
twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley, founded
the Stanley Steamer Company.
This haunted hotel inspired Steven King
to write "The Shining" while he
stayed in room 217, but it is room 418 that
reports the most ghostly activity. Ghost
Hunters Live revisited the notoriously haunted
Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado for
a real-time Halloween-night investigation.
As the legend goes, Stephen King took up
residence at the Stanley while writing his
best-selling novel The Shining and the spooky
goings on at the hotel reportedly served
as the inspiration for his best-selling
tome. Also joining the investigation was
special guest from ECW (Extreme Championship
Wrestling) - ghost hunting novice CM Punk!
According to C.M. Punk, quite a few of the
ECW guys have Ghost Stories. Punk believes
he may have a Ghost in his house which he
calls "Skeleton Bob".
There is no "red rum"
in the haunted Stanley Hotel and Conference
Center in the Rockies, but it is the place
where Stephen King wrote half of "The
Shining". The made-for-TV version of
the film was shot at the Stanley, and King
fans should book Room 217, which is where
he stayed. It seems that strange haunted
paranormal things were happening at the
Stanley long before King came.
The hotel, which opened in
1909, is supposedly haunted by Flora Stanley,
the wife of the owner, who likes to play
the piano late at night. Her ghost is said
to be very visible and a high profile haunting.
People who have stayed in
Room 408 reported hearing children playing
and laughing loudly outside their door,
when getting up to investigate there weren't
any. They also say they have left the room
for a few seconds only to return and find
the entire room in a dismay. And hand prints
of small children on the mirrors.
Another staff member tells
us of a guest, A true King fan to the end.
He tells of a face, related the staff member,
like that of a large dog like creature in
the mirror that watched him, and yes he
took a paranormal photo of it. Others tell
of faucets turing on in the middle of the
night, toilets flushing, and personal objects
flung across the room by ghostly hands.
Ghost Photos happen here all the time they
say, especially when it snows.
Pere La Chaise cemetary, Saint Louis Cemetery
number 1, the gruesome Paris Catacombs - lined
with skulls. Lonely Graveyards, Cemeteries around
the world have all gained a reputation for being
the most haunted by ghosts.
Any church yard
in Europe and thorugh out the world is reputed
to be haunted. Cemeteries and final resting
places always seem to be considered the most
haunted place on the face of the earth. There
are so many to choose from that a comprehensive
world wide list is impossible to exact, The
top ten in the United States are considered
to be. Very hard to pick also.
cemetery in the city of Paris, France and one
of the most famous in the world. Père-Lachaise
is located on Boulevard de Ménilmontant,
The cemetery takes its name from Père
François de la Chaise (1624-1709), the
confessor of Louis XIV, who lived in the Jesuit
house rebuilt in 1682 on the site of the chapel.
The cemetery was established by Napoleon in
1804. Cemeteries had been banned inside Paris
in 1786, after the closure of the Cimetière
des Innocents on the fringe of Les Halles food
market, on the grounds that it presented a health
songwriter, author, and poet. Permanent crowds
and occasional vandalism surrounding this tomb
have caused tensions with the families of other,
less famous, deceased. The cemetery has been
forced to hire a full-time security guard for
the grave. Many other parts of the cemetery
have been defaced with arrows purporting to
indicate the direction toward "Jim",
though even these defacements have in many cases
been defaced themselves, resulting in arrows
that point in two directions.
Jim Morrison, Alice B. Toklas, Countess Consuelo
de Saint-Exupéry, Charles Messier, Yves
Montand and Clarence John Laughlin — American
Surrealist photographer from New Orleans, Louisiana.
His most famous published work was "Ghosts
Along the Mississippi" and Sarah Bernhardt
— famous French stage and film actress.
a two hundred years of ghost haunted tales photos
and daily encounters by sightsee'ers can it
not be called the most haunted Cemetery in the
Louis Cemetery No. 1
The Voodoo Queen
still lives on today in this the second most
haunted cemetery in the world in the new worlds
most haunted city New Orleans. If only in legend.
Her grave is visited by the faithful and the
curious year round. Many come to her tomb and
place small offerings there. Like beans, food
or Monkey and Cock statues and various real
Voodoo items. Many make chalk marks on the face
of her stone tomb, in the sign of three x's
or a cross. " The most popular tourist
site to have your possible brush with the supernatural.
But there is more to Haunted New Orleans best
most haunted Cemetery then just the supernatural
locale. It's an experience you will never forget!"
3421 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119-2902
The burials are
in above ground vaults; most were constructed
in the 18th century and 19th century. The above-ground
tombs, required here because the ground water
levels make burial impractical in New Orleans,
are strongly reminiscent of the tombs of Père
Lachaise cemetery in Paris. The three cemeteries
are relatively intact following Hurricane Katrina,
although all experienced some flooding.
Still many others
believe that Marie's spirit rises on St. John's
EVE, June 23rd, and holds court over a spectacular
Voodoo Ritual held on Bayou st. John each year
by Voodoo high Priestess Sallie Ann Glassman
officiates and baptizes the faithful into the
religion each year.
Multiple ghosts are said to haunt this famous
New Orleans cemetery, but one ghost dominates
the others - Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen
of New Orleans "OFTEN CALLED THE MOST HAUNTED
TOMB IN THE WORLD! " The ornate cemetery
is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans - a place
of ornate above-ground tombs and mausoleums,
winding footpaths and crumbling memorials. Very
reminisent of Pere La Chaise, in fact most New
Orleans tombs are of the same style and archetecture
and cemetery layouts.
St. Louis Cemetery
#1 is the oldest and most famous. It was opened
in 1789, replacing the city's older St. Peter
Cemetery (no longer in existence) as the main
burial ground with a redesign of the city after
a fire in 1788.
It is 8 blocks from the Mississippi River,
on the north side of Basin Street, one block
beyond the inland border of the French Quarter.
It borders the Iberville housing project that
was built over what was formerly Storyville.
It has been in continuous use since its foundation.
Due to crime risks, it is inadvisable for individual
tourists to visit the cemetery on their own,
but it can be safely visited with tour groups.
Free walking tours are given by the National
Park Service, and paid tours are given by various
Marie Laveau is buried in Saint Lous Cemetery
#1, in the Glapion family crypt. New Orleans
architect and planner Barthelemy Lafon and American
chess champion Paul Morphy are also buried there.[
Cemetery - Sydney, Australia
Victorian Rookwood necropolis in Sydney, but
it is the grave of the notorious Davenport Brothers,
famous spiritualists. Rookwood Cemetery (officially
named The Necropolis and named when it opened
as The Necropolis, Haslams Creek.) is the largest
multicultural necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere,
close to Lidcombe Station in Sydney, Australia.
The name Rookwood
came some 20 years after the establishment of
the necropolis, it was a means to differentiate
the local village of Haslams Creek from the
association of the burial ground, the village
changed its name to Rookwood, and naturally
the cemetery was soon known as Rookwood, the
village changed its name again in the early
20th Century to "Lidcombe" (a combination
of two Mayors names, Lidbury and Larcombe -
Larcombe was also a Monumental Stone Mason).
The cemetery retained the name Rookwood.
one million people have their final resting
place within the boundaries of its almost 3
km². The "Friends of Rookwood Inc"
raise public awareness of the cultural and historical
value of the cemetery and also the need to ensure
Some older sections of Rookwood are overgrown
with a riot of plants, early horticultural plants,
some now large trees or groves, as well as an
interesting array of remnant indigenous flora.
This results in quite an eclectic mix of flora
to be found within the necropolis
Little is known about why
or how hauntings occur. Thousands of hauntings
have been systematically investigated by researchers
and parapsychologists since the late 19th century.
Many explanations have been proposed, but there
is no conclusive evidence to support one more
strongly than another. Federic W. H. Myers,
one of the founders of the Society For Psychical
Research (SPR), London, who did extensive research
of apparitions in the late 19th century, believed
that most hauntings are fragmentary and meaningless,
the bits and pieces of an energy residue left
by the living after their death. Others who
have built on Myers' theory propose that hauntings
do not involve ghostly personalities, but are
those recordings of energy that take on personalities
to percipients who are psychically sensitive.
Psychic sensitivity may account for diverse
experiences phenomena and another does not.
Elenor Sidgwick, former secretary of the SPR,
theorized that hauntings are a form of psychometry.
Just as an object appears to absorb and retain
the 'vibrations' of it's owner, which manifest
as impressions when the object is handled by
a medium or psychic, then houses might also
retain memories or psychic impressions. A house
could incorporate the thoughts, actions and
feelings of it's former occupants, which then
manifest as a haunting to psychically sensitive.
How can you say ghost exist unless you try to
experience it yourself? If you are not willing
to try, then you have no factual basis for your
conclusion. To put this another way, don't decide
it before you try it. All beliefs come from
a experience. Many believe people for their
word, others not so trusting simply need to
be shown. And still more do not believe what
they see even if it shoved in their face.
SOME ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESSFUL CONTACT WITH
THE OTHER SIDE
There are several important things to consider
when embarking on this traditional attempt to
reach the “Other Side” – simple
signposts on a road less traveled that can mean
the difference between success or failure, contact
and a waste of time.
First and foremost there must be a defined PURPOSE.
This should be established at the start and
should be clearly defined so that all participants
are absolutely certain that they understand
the reason or need for the séance. These
reasons could vary – contact with a dead
relative, contact with the spirit world for
purposes of divination, guidance or comfort
– but they should be defined and, most
importantly, adhered to throughout the process.
Equally important is the talent and skill of
the conducting MEDIUM. This should be a person
whose abilities have been proven in prior séances;
this can usually be determined by word of mouth
recommendations: remember, cost does not always
determine quality in this process and some very
skilled mediums offer their services for nothing,
or next to nothing. Other important qualities
to look for are evidence of compassion and sincerity
on the part of the conducting medium as these
are important to the contact process. In the
event that such a qualified medium is not available,
a person who displays the highest level of empathy,
sensitivity and seriousness can sit in as a
reasonable substitute. This must be someone
that all agree upon and who has demonstrated
at least circumspectly the ability to make contact
with the Other Side.
In the 21st century we have come to know that
the worlds paranormal mysteries still surround
us. From objects to places nothing haunted nowadays
goes un noticed. Haunted dolls on Ebay, printings
books and equipment to find ghosts. Television,
movies and paranormal news from around the world.
Courses in Ghost hunting and of course the very
real haunted internet.
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