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Taken from first-person accounts and historical documents, this book chronicles more than 300 examples of alien encounters, conspiracy theories, and the influence of extraterrestrials on human events throughout history. Investigating claims of visits from otherworldly creatures, aliens living among us, abductions of humans to alien spacecraft, and accounts of interstellar cooperation since the UFO crash in Roswell, this discussion of the theories and mysteries surrounding aliens is packed with thought-provoking stories and shocking revelations of alien involvement in the lives of Earthling
Americas Best And Most Popular Paranormal Investigation And Real Ghost Hunting Hotspots
By Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
From coast to coast America today seems to have the most ghosts. It's not because it is anymore haunted or not haunted as other places around the world it's only because here in the States we tend to look for it and search for it more.
Many commercial business seem to make their stand where the most haunted ghost tours, and paranormal investigation hotspots are often told to be. Many are supernatural havens for real ghost. Often sought after by walks haunted historical tours and haunted Hotels B&B's and host of other paranormal endeavors that just seem to make our hair on our arms and necks stand up on end. Please also see: Top Ten Haunted Hotels in the United States Of America
In my personal research it seemed that coastal towns seem to be more haunted then those land locked cities across the nation. Older cities have more ghost stories and those towns situated on borders seem to have the most lurid tales that anyone could ever tell.
Capital state cities first established cities and those that are major melting pots of populations all the basic roots to all original urban legends and hauntings.
The Top Most Haunted City's in America are of course the gem of all haunted cities New Orleans, Louisiana, The Real Ghost Capital of America. And it is very closely followed by Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the strange most unique haunted Island of Galveston, Texas. These are the top three most haunted cities that people actually visit looking to encounter real ghosts and paranormal activity specifically.
These are many "Haunted" places you can start your own ghost hunting experience.
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New Orleans, Louisiana is also consider one of the Top Ten Most Haunted Locations to visit in the World!
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!"
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.
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!
Voodoo Cemetery Gates Of Guinee
The Secret Portal To The Afterworld Voodoo Hoodoo Hell
New Orleans Voodoosant celebrate Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Carnival or Mardi Gras, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day on the days that are traditionally celebrated in other parts of the world. Flag and University Day is the most celebrated national holiday and is held on May 18. Other important holidays are Ancestors Day (January 2), Twelfth Night Day (January 6), St. Johns Eve (June 23) the Anniversary of Dessalines' (1) Death (October 17), and Discovery of Haiti Day (December 5). All these are important times when it is said the Seven Voodoo gates to hell are wide open and should not be sought out.
Some in New Orleans say there is only one gate others say seven and still others say nine.
The exact location of the haunted cemetery gates isn't really ever told to outsiders of the Secret Societies. New Orleans Tour Guides and Haunted Cemetery or ghost tours will skirt around the issue, or just look at you like they don't know what your talking about, so never mention it (seriously). They say just to talk about the accursed cemetery gates spells doom to those that ask or search for it or speak of it openly to anyone. Those who know feel it is inviting them , "The Ghede" to take you away. Only someone pure of heart with only one burning question to be answered by the dead is ever told the whole truth. A unnamed New Orleans Voodoo priestess says quite bluntly, search and you shall find them rusted shut, or worse they will certainly find you and be wide and opened. Its primary goal is to both enlighten and bridge the worlds of the dead and the living, considered the most sacred and the profane.
Some believe that the X crossed tomb of Marie Laveau (2) is this hidden legendary portal. And truly believe it is not wise to visit her tomb all alone. They will warn you that you may be pulled into the after world with no hope of escape. A person can instantly die and be taken back to the afterworld. Still worse you or taken there alive!
Those who practice Voodooism believe in a pantheon of gods who control and represent the laws and forces of the universe. In this pantheon, there is the Supreme Deity, the master of all gods, the loa who are a large group of lesser deities, and the twins known as marassas. Twins are believed to have special powers and once a year special services are held for them.
Ghede' is a very wise man for his knowledge is an accumulation of the knowledge of all the deceased. He stands on the center of all the roads that lead to Guinee, the afterworld. To find these mysterious gates in the city of New Orleans might take a little detective work. Some Locals say if their open when you find them... beware! If you then enter you will never return to the real world.
To find these gates, they say is to find the way to communicate openly with the dead. And not just the spirits of those that have died in New Orleans. Local Voodoo followers of Marie Laveaus' Secret Society profess that anyone can come to these gates of Guinee if you can find them.
To find the gates one need only listen... Deep within the gates there can be heard a distant sound, the pulse of the rhythmic beat of dancing drums beckoning you to come closer.
Speak the name of the deceased you wish to speak to aloud five times through the bars, and they will come and speak to you from the other side. One real warning though, if the rusted shut heavy gate opens do not enter. For you will be one of the living trapped in the world of the dead forever. If you arrive and the Guinee gates are open turn and walk away crossing yourself three times as fast as you can and don't look back.
In New Orleans voodoo-religion, Guinee is the legendary place of origin and abode of the voodoo gods. It is here that the souls of the deceased go after their death. On their way to Guinee, they first have to pass the eternal crossroads which is guarded by Ghede.
" Although one is pure of thoughts and in heart, searches for the gates of the truly dead. You never know when the winter winds (November) blow, If the cursed gates are searching for you too."
"If you enter the gates backwards you might have a small chance, to flee with your life all intact. But if your motives are untrue then the living death calls your name , then there is nothing you can do."
Attributed to Madame Marie Laveau, 1800's New Orleans
Ghede is represented as an undertaker, dressed completely in black wearing dark glasses. His followers disguise themselves as corpses and they dance the Banda Mardi Gras Day. Other members of his retinue are Baron la Croix (Baron of the Cross) is the mystical Baron responsible for the reclamation of souls, and Baron Cemetière a spirit of the dead. And they say he loves nothing more then a slice of King Cake left for him at any cemetery gate. Waiting to possess people gathered to watch, the Ghede can be considered very dangerous. If touched by these powerful deities, a person can instantly die and be taken back to the afterworld.
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 Mardi Gras Season this is what New Orleans is all about... and the many, many ghosts are waiting for you !
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Thank you for choosing the best New Orleans ghost tour. Our licensed master story tellers will guide you through the shadows of the French Quarter and enthrall you with tales of ghosts and vampires on our small and intimate New Orleans ghost tours. Our New Orleans haunted tours take you back in time through the narrow streets of the French Quarter, beneath the storied lace iron galleries where New Orleans' history unfolded in tragic tales of disease, disaster, and violence. You will come to know each ghost New Orleans has to offer.
Our guides are masters at weaving humor, history, ghosts, and vampires into two hours of spellbinding fun that you and your family will not want to miss. Our guides have been featured on the Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, BBC World Services, A&E, ABC, NBC, Southern Living Magazine and many more. Come take our haunted tours New Orleans and see what everyone is talking about. We are the French Quarter's premier walking tour.
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Haunted Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The most deadly battle of the Civil War took place in 1863 in the tiny Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. Union soldiers were low on ammunition and losing the fight, nearly capitulating them to the advancing Confederate army. Then, as they used up the last of their gunpowder, a ghostly George Washington on a white stallion appeared before them, urging them on to victory — an event that ultimately turned the tide of the war. That's the way the legend tells it anyway, and to this day, the people who live in and around Gettysburg maintain that George Washington's ghost rides regally across that same battlefield every summer. Of all the forlorn, countless souls awash in time, none reach out to us more than those of the dead at Gettysburg . . . Their presence on earth was silenced forever by death. Or maybe not." -- Mark Nesbitt.
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Terrifying visions and horrible scenes of the atrocities of a Civil War. Battlefields, houses, lonely roads and shallow entrenchments all still bear the tell-tale marks of three days of gore and terror that seared themselves into the collective memory of America.
"Gettysburg" This one word can conjure up all these Haunted images and chills.
But the horrible days of the Battle of Gettysburg are not just distant memory in this haunted Pennsylvania town. It is as if the soldiers who fought and died here, and the people whose lives were touched by this great catastrophe, cannot help but continue to remind us of what sacrifices were made here, of what was won and lost on the sprawling hills of Gettysburg.
It is said that Gettysburg is very likely the most haunted destination, "acre for acre," in all of America. The dead do not rest easy in Gettysburg, and they are not hesitant to remind the living that they refuse to be forgotten.
Mark Nesbitt is an award-winning author and paranormal investigator who has spent years researching and categorizing reports of haunting's in and around the battlefield and town of Gettysburg. Many of his experiences are first-hand, and he has made painstaking efforts to document as many as possible in his series of books called "Ghosts of Gettysburg." Nesbitt has also presented his findings in television documentaries and on radio programs across America. He is considered the expert on all things Haunted Gettysburg.
His tour company, also called Ghosts of Gettysburg, is available to travelers seeking to experience the paranormal side of historic Gettysburg. Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®
Although most of the paranormal activity is centered around the battlefield, every street of Gettysburg is filled with ghosts of the unquiet dead.
Visit the home of Jenny Wade, the only woman killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, where ghostly activity occurs on an almost daily basis. Visit the apothecary shop in the heart of Gettysburg where the ghost of a mournful woman still holds vigil over the casket of her dead father. Stay at a haunted bed and breakfast that once served as a hospital during the war. The odds are great that you'll be sharing your room with something "else."
Take an extended night time walking tour of Haunted Gettysburg, or opt for the convenience (and guaranteed chills) of a Haunted Horse and Buggy Ride. Visit the old Pennsylvania College Campus where several buildings served as makeshift morgues during the height of the bloodshed. Reports are made regularly of visitors who encounter ghostly apparitions and hear horrible moaning's of long departed soldiers. The cries of spectral infants from a long deserted orphanage, another site used to shelter the Gettysburg dead and dying, are said to mingle with the suffering moans of the dying soldiers.
Visit the lonely battlefields where reports by several eyewitnesses tell of ghostly regiments still charging each other in pitched battle, complete with the sound of musket and cannon fire. Visit the lonely paths and promontories where soldiers from both sides held out as long as fate would allow them, sometimes dying and being buried where they fell. Or visit the National Cemetery where reports tell of the strains of the Gettysburg Address still being uttered by Abraham Lincoln 13 decades after the event.
The gatehouse of the National Cemetery is occupied by an invisible sentry still on guard. The apparition descends the stairs, footsteps are heard and a chill of spiritual energy proceeds it, but the apparition never appears!
Whether you come for Haunted Gettysburg great battlefield Ghost or history, Haunted Ghost tales, or just to vacation let your next destination be Haunted Gettysburg, Pennsylvania!
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Mark Nesbitt, author of the best-selling Ghosts of Gettysburg book series recently won two national awards for his six-volume collection of tales of paranormal happenings on the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, site of the 3-day Civil War battle. His popularGhosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®and many books tells more of the whole story
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. And now Hurricane Ike.
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.
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
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
"Haunted Galveston Island's Ghost Tour with the real Texas Ghost Man, Dash Beardsley." This is the longest running. Award winning and most widely respected historical and haunted tour since the year 2000!"
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Thank you for your interest in Ghost Tours of Galveston. I am Dash founder and creator of Ghost Tours of Galveston. Our tour is a walking tour of the historic Strand District in Galveston,Texas,including the history of the area along with all of the ghost stories of the haunted Strand.
Sites include a railroad museum where a headless apparition is reported to still haunt the old railroad yard area.
A former bank building haunted by a murdered Police officer.
The civil war ghosts that haunt an old infirmary and building that was used for housing during the 1850's and 60's.
Cameras are encouraged, as some have actually captured ghostly phenomena that were discovered after the film was developed!
*Video cameras and tape recorders are not allowed during the tour!!
For Ghost hunters we will send you to places after the tour where EVP has been recorded.
The tour takes approximately 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours and is wheel chair friendly.
Tours are scheduled daily, so make your reservations now to insure your place on our next ghostly tour of the haunted Historical Strand.
Ghost Tours Of Galveston the history of the area along with all of the ghost stories of the haunted Strand.
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Rounding out the list are San Fransico, and Hollywood California Savannah Gerogia, Chicago , Illonois, Marshall, Texas, St. Augustine, Key West and Miami, Florida, Charleston, South Carolina, New York City , NY and Washington DC. Other states may be more haunted then these or most active but these are the most popular where many feel sighting a ghost having a real paranomal encounter or experienceing real paranomal activity is most likely to occur to them.
Haunted San Francisco, California
Haunted San Francisco has many a said haunted location from buildings to cemeteries and the most famous hot spot of mystery Alcatraz Prison. The now closed prison ghost are not so quiet, sounds of ghostly footsteps and the real sounds of cell doors opening and closing also echo throughout the empty haunted corridors. Visitors, Tour guides, and paranormal investigators and workers have all reported feeling many localized "cold haunted ghost spots" in certain common areas, and the feeling that they are not alone. EVP"S, ghost photos and ghostly encounters abound.
The prison on Alcatraz Island, a lonely outcropping in the middle of San Francisco Bay, was opened in 1933 as a maximum-security facility for America's most dangerous criminals. Among its most celebrated internees were Chicago crime boss Al Capone and Robert "Birdman" Stroud. Life on Alcatraz was hard: Inmates were lucky to spend one hour a day outside their cells, and those so favored usually spent the time breaking rocks. Violating prison rules could mean months of solitary confinement, sometimes in the Hole, a tiny cell with no light. The prison was shut down in 1963, and Alcatraz Island became a national park site. But the building still stands, and some of the poor souls that served time and died there seem to be locked forever behind its dank walls.
Several visitors have reported hearing moans, agonized cries and chains rattling in cell blocks A, B, and particularly C. A psychic who visited the site claimed to identify the unruly spirit of a man named Butcher inhabiting the place. Prison records confirm that Abie Maldowitz, a mob hit man nicknamed Butcher, was killed by a fellow inmate in the laundry area of cell block C. The D cell block is supposedly haunted as well, with visitors reporting cold spots and the sound of phantom banjo music coming from rooms that once housed Al Capone.
Many a haunted building and location will tempt you to visit. From San Francisco Arts Institute often said to be built on a cemetery in the early 1900's after The great earthquake, it is haunted by more then a few hundred said restless spirits. San Francisco Art Institute
Ghosts are also identified with the Russian Hill area several blocks north of Nob Hill. Some of these ghosts, however, seem anchored to earth not by honor but by anger, a fury engendered by the violation of their resting place. A cemetery once occupied the land here, but the graves were moved to make room for new homes and office buildings. Some of the displaced spirits appear to have attached themselves to the tower at the San Francisco Art Institute on Chestnut Street.
The institute was built in the 1920s, and its red-tiled roofs and ochre-colored walls distinguish it as a fine example of Spanish Revival architecture. Its tower, styled like the bell towers of the California missions, has been the site of several strange encounters. Early in its history, a night watchman with a room on the top floor was surprised to hear the street-level doors he had locked open and close. Waiting fearfully, he listened to footsteps slowly ascend three sets of stairs. The door to his room opened and closed, but he saw no one enter.
Some years later, students partying in a room at the top of the tower had a similar experience. Eerie lights are said to flicker in the tower at night, and power tools used by sculptors have inexplicably turned on by themselves. When the institute was renovated in the 1960s, some construction workers quit because the site scared them, and a series of near-fatal accidents delayed work for months.
Haunted Golden Gate Park with ghostly joggers and strange paranormal occurrences. The Golden Gate Bridge connects more than San Francisco and Marin County; it connects the world of the living and the dead. Since its opening in 1937, the 4,200-foot suspension bridge that spans San Francisco Bay has played dispassionate host to more than 1,000 suicides.
The bay's haunted stories, however, predates the actual bridge. In the 1800s, the clipper ship Tennessee disappeared into the dense fog of Golden Gate Strait and went down with a full crew.
The phantom ship has been sighted by often many credible witnesses over the years since, often seen passing below the bridge. In 60 seconds, the ship fades.
The bay's choppy waters have swallowed more than sailors and suicides. On Feb. 17, 1937, 10 construction workers rode a falling scaffold through a safety net.
Atherton Mansion, After her husband died and left her his vast fortune, Dominga de Goni Atherton built the Atherton Mansion at Octavia and California streets in the exclusive Pacific Heights district in 1881.
Dominga lived there with her son George, an aimless bumbler, and his wife Gertrude. George was somewhat of an embarrassment to the socially prominent Athertons, and the two strong-willed women with whom he lived constantly called his manhood into question. That is probably why, in 1887, he accepted an invitation to sail to Chile. Ostensibly he was going to visit friends, but in actuality he sought to prove his mettle and earn a place of honor in his family.
George Atherton developed kidney problems during the voyage and died. The ship's captain preserved George's remains by storing the body in a barrel of rum, which was shipped back to the Atherton household several weeks later.
George was duly dried out and buried, but shortly thereafter, his Ghost apparently decided to avenge itself on the women who'd tormented him in life. Dominga and Gertrude reported being awakened at night by knocks at their bedroom doors and by a cold and disturbing presence. The phenomenon grew so troublesome that Dominga sold the mansion and moved out. Subsequent tenants also have been unsettled by phantom knockings and roaming cold spots. A séance conducted by a local psychic identified several spirits active in the house, including those of George and Dominga.
These are just a few haunted tales this city has many more for you to unravel. so visit haunted San Francisco and you might just be hauntingly surprised.
The Haunted Haight Walking Tour
The Haunted Haight Walking Tour
"This is the Best Haunted ghost tour that the State Of California has to offer!"
...Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
TOMMY NETZBANDI S CONSIDERED THE BEST HAUNTED GHOST TOUR GUIDE AND MOST HAUNTED MAN IN SAN FRANSICO!
The Haunted Haight Walking Tour is an evening journey through the local "haunts" of San Francisco's famous Haight-Ashbury district. Your host, a long time resident, ghost historian, active member of The American Ghost Society & founder of The San Francisco Ghost Society leads this two hour walking tour and lets you discover the many ghosts, witches and macabre history of Haight-Ashbury. You also learn what ghost hunters do and all about parapsychology! Price includes a detailed guidebook with map, flashlight and "spooky" goodie-bag filled with tricks and treats! Come join this unique tour and learn all about The Haight-Ashbury like never before!
Please Note: We will not go into any personal resident's homes on this tour, however the tour does end at a haunted pub! Please bring a jacket and comfortable shoes. The fog rolls in and it can get chilly...Please arrive on time. Tour leaves at 7pm Sharp! Not recommended for children under 13 years of age because it deals with several terms used in parapsychology and tragic events used to explain these real hauntings. However, the Haunted Haight Walking Tour does leave it solely to the discretion of the parent or guardian to allow children under 13 to attend.
All Tickets Are WILL CALL. Please be prepared to show a valid State ID and the credit card used for your purchase when checking in at the tour. Tickets are non-refundable.
The Haunted Haight Ghost Walk tour startsCoffee To The People
1206 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, Ca 94117
(cross street is Haight)
Haunted Tales from Florida’s sun kissed beaches abound and would not be complete without the treasure of all haunting's, Haunted Key West. Where else might generations of ghostly cats try to steal your soul or Robert the Haunted Doll try to follow you home?
From artists who still linger in Victorian era homes, and long dead morticians who still attempt to practice their craft on less than willing victims, or the unrelenting spirit of Elvira who likes to hang around the famous Hanging Tree in the middle of Captain Tony's famous bar, Key West is brimming with the unusual and the unexplainable.
There are the ghosts of famous writers and famous seafarers, of light housemen and soldiers, of rum-runners and Cuban refugees, and the disturbing but true tale of the eye doctor who had an eye for necrophilia and kept the body of his paramour around long after she should have been peacefully at rest.
Not resting very peacefully either is the little stuffed doll called Robert who long ago lost his owner, but is always looking for a new one. Those of you in the market for bringing home a little "souvenir" might get more than you bargain for when you visit Robert at his museum home.
The Ghosts of Key West truly rise to the occasion and help make any visit to Florida's second oldest city one that you will never forget. Ghosts of cigar makers, pirates, wreckers, and Voodoo practitioners all await you. While their ghostly journeys continue through time, yours is just about to begin courtesy of Haunted America Tours.
Haunted Key West has long been a hot spot for vacation destinations. Who can resist the, fresh seafood, rich history and the beautiful beaches? But it is also known for it's haunted side.
Key West is an island located just 150 miles south of Haunted Miami, Florida and just 90 miles across the Gulf of Mexico north of Havana Cuba.
Key West measures a mere 2 miles by 4 miles , however, With its sorted past history and notorious newly discovered recent ghost filled haunting's and sightings, Haunted Key west by the inch may be the most haunted island in the world.
The many supernatural residents like any other residents on the island all await your visit. You can take a nightly or daytime ghost tour. Or, you can stay at a very haunted hotel! Here are but a few of the haunted houses and buildings on Key West. Take a haunted Key West Ghost filled haunted Tour and find out more.....
Haunted Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia is considered by many the most haunted city in America. It was named so by Fox Television's Scariest Places on Earth television series and there is enough history and legend permeating the old town to fill hundreds of books.
Its colorful and legend-filled past enthralls visitors to this day; its streets are filled with the shadows and ghosts of bygone days, perhaps still waiting to greet the inquisitive traveler.
The city's founding father, Englishman James Edward Oglethorpe, was so enthralled with the areas lush tropical shoreline and very mild climate that when he landed on the shores of the Savannah River in 1733 he chose to remain. Shortly after his arrival, Oglethorpe chartered the great city of Savannah in what was to become the final New World Crown Colony of England's King George II.
Much of the original, dreamlike beauty that Oglethorpe experienced over two centuries ago endures to this day. Spanish moss still hangs low from the spreading oak trees, the deep waters of the Savannah River still lazily pass by, and the sea breezes still waft in from the open ocean waters. The classic beauty of this old Southern bastion has inspired writers and artists alike over the centuries. Many films have used Savannah as a backdrop, most notably the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
But many residents and visitors insist that Savannah really does have a "midnight side" and that it is a city still holding onto its past with a strong grip. In fact, many believe that some of of its citizens still feel the tug of this gentle city even from beyond the grave.
In Savannah you can hear chilling, ghost-filled tales on historical walks into the city's storied past; or you can experience first hand the "midnight side" of this Old Southern Lady in one of her haunted cemeteries or historic residents. There is a haunted train ride and a horse-drawn trolley tour through the dark streets; or visit a haunted plantation and historic locations where soldiers of the Civil War still plan battles or stand guard despite the long passage of time. You may even want to experience a ghost tour from the seat of a real hearse!
Savannah's Fort Jackson is the oldest standing fort in Georgia. The site where the fort now stands has been used since the 1740's, and has a rich history relating to the defense of Savannah from earliest days to the end of the 19th century. The site was fortified during the Revolutionary War as an earthen fort. The original brick fort was begun in 1808 and was manned during the War of 1812. During the Civil War, Fort Jackson was held for a time by Confederate forces until the Old Southern Lady made the acquaintance of one W.T. Sherman. Union soldiers took the old fort and held it until the end of the war. The fort is one of Savannah's most popular haunted tourist attractions with unmatched daytime educational and historical programs and "after hours" programs for ghost hunters of all ages.
Savannah's Historic Railroad Shops, Built on the site of the second bloodiest battle of the great Revolutionary War, the shops were begun in 1845. Thirteen of the original structures survive, including the blacksmith shop and the brick mason shop. A National Historic Landmark since 1978, the shops were used in filming the movie "Glory" in 1988. The shops are recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as the most significant complex of ante-bellum railroad structures to survive in the United States. They also serve as the state of Georgia's official railroad museum.
The Savannah History Museum is Savannah's only museum dedicated to the history of the whole coastal community and is located in the passenger station of the Central Railroad. Constructed before the Civil War, this building is now one of Georgia's 43 National Historic Landmarks and houses a 20,000 square foot exhibit area with a variety of exhibits reflecting Savannah's history from her founding in 1733 to the present. The museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
These are just some of the options for the avid ghost hunter and paranormal enthusiast. Be sure to explore every nook and cranny of this famous Southern city!
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Haunted Charleston, South Carolina
As one of the most venerable "Old Ladies" of the Confederacy, Charleston, South Carolina, has much in common with its haunted "sister city" of Savannah, Georgia.
Both these cities were pivotal in the Civil War, with Charleston perhaps the more significant of the two, at least to invading Union soldiers who saw her as the Birthplace of the Rebellion. The first shot of the great conflagration that became the Civil War was fired just outside the city at famous Fort Sumter, and it was a shot that has echoed through all the long years since.
Charleston is filled with an almost storybook beauty. Classically styled homes reminiscent of the great plantations still peek from behind romantic tangles of jasmine and bougainvillea or stand proudly under the moss-hung shadows of the great old oaks. Its rich history as one of the great port cities of the young republic is readily explored in the oldest sections of this fabled Southern town; centuries of history have drifted past her, too, in the lazy waters of the nearby river which pirates used to ply their contraband trade all along the coast of the Eastern United States.
In the earliest days of American colonies, Charleston became a haven for many of Europe's persecuted and deprived, especially the French Huegenot who fled the religious persecution of the French Civil War and found a home in the lush and verdant acres of what would become Charleston. The Huegenot Church is one of the oldest houses of worship in America and can still be visited to this day.
At the height of his power, in May 1718, Blackbeard blockaded Charleston, South Carolina for a week. Shortly afterwards the Queen Anne's Revenge ran aground and was wrecked. Blackbeard sailed on to Bath, North Carolina which was then the state capital. The Governor, Charles Eden (with whom, it was rumoured, Blackbeard was in league) granted him a pardon and even officiated at his wedding - to what was reputed to be his 14th bride! SOME LOCALS SAY HIS GHOSTLY HEAD STILL HAUNTS THE AREA!
No event forged the character of this old city more than the great rebellion that was the American Civil War, and seemingly no event has supplied more ghosts to the streets and historic areas of Charleston than this dramatic and tragic event.
Fort Sumter is among the most visited historical sites in the United States, and is among the most haunted sites anywhere. Guided tours are available, and occasionally after-hours tours are offered. Many visitors have reported encounters with the paranormal and unexplained while touring this fabled location. Ghosts of both Confederate and Union soldiers seem to be on eternal sentry, and completely unaware of each others' presence, as they walk the stones of this old bastion of war. The first shot of the Civil War was fired here, and it did not bode well for the Federal soldiers who were stationed there. In 1861 the Union troops were forced to surrender. In 1865 the fort was occupied by men of the famous 54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment who, under the command of Bvt. Brig. General Edward N. Hallowell had the distinction of occupying many of the famous "symbols" of the rebellious South. Hallowell, in command of the city from his quarters at No. 8 Meeting Street, placed his colored infantry in such significant locations as Sumpter, Morris Island, and the infamous Battery Wagner where the regiment received its trial by fire. Many visitors to some of the historic sites that still remain have reported seeing the strong and erect images of these brave colored soldiers to whom victory over the South meant so much more. Others who have visited the area where Battery Wagner once stood have reported hearing cries and explosions coming to their ears over the waves under which the old fort sank long ago.
Many of the oldest and most famous buildings in the old city boast numerous hauntings from all eras of the city's past. Church Street, Chalmers Street, Queen Street, old Meeting Street -- in almost every area of the old town there are ghosts to be found.
Paranormal experiences occur with such regularity that many Charleston residents are proud to call Charleston home. Charleston offers historic and haunted walking tours, cemetery tours, buggy and trolley tours. Some include tours of underground passages that criss-cross the city: used by pirates to transport treasure long ago and later by sympathetic Southerners as passages on the Underground Railroad, this is a Charleston "don't miss." Boat tours along the historic waterways also include numerous tales of ghostly paddlewheel steamers and the wafting strains of calliope music from long silenced pipes. And there are any number of graveyards and cemeteries to add to the overall ghostly gallivanting that is a highlight of any visit to this famous town.
With such a rich and tragic history there is no reason to doubt that Charleston is truly one of the most haunted cities in America! Don't miss it!
Although more then notably recognized for its many ghosts, Hauntings and paranormal happenings, Urban legends and myths Chicago is also rich with history. From a fatal fire started by Mrs. O' Leary's cow to tales of gangsters and Al Capone. Haunted Chicago stands alone as a haunted Mecca to the strange. More strange tales come out of this Haunted Windy City then any other. Haunted houses buildings and an assorted array of hauntings of every type and measure. This Haunted city is an never ending ghost hunters paradise.
Many a tale of horror is associated with that of Jane Addam's Hull House. Founded by Jane Addams in 1889 on Chicago's Near haunted West side, this now world famous social settlement has become a museum dedicated to Jane Addams and her many works. The house is in a community where, long ago, immigrants fought in the streets to find their place in Chicago. Hull House is rumored to be the most haunted place in the area... Some hear footsteps, voices are often heard, and a cold touch or bump by an unseen specter. The stories told time and again by both staff and visitors.
The most notorious inhabitant of Hull House might be the Devil Baby of Hull House. That is if, in fact, one ever existed. Even though Jane Addams did everything within her power to persuade people, both in person and in print, that this child was just myth, to this day some still believe the Devil Baby remains trapped in the attic of Hull House.
Who was the Devil Baby?
Legend says it was a child born to a poor immigrant mother. Her husband himself called Satan within their walls by refusing to permit her to hang a picture of the Virgin Mary, stating he would rather share his home with the devil. Some say their child -- born deformed, scaled, and sporting a pointy tail -- was brought to Hull House by it's enraged father when he could no longer endure the scorn of the neighborhood. Others feel that the child might have been just a regularly deformed child.
Regardless of what people believe, these rumors persevere to this very day. Some say that, if you stand outside and peer at the attic windows of Hull House, you will see him.
Resurrection Mary perhaps is the most spoken of ghost of Haunted Chicagoland. Many times a topic on morning radio shows across the country and haunted tales. Mary is said to still be wandering lost each night on a stretch of Archer Avenue.
Could Resurrection Mary be searching for something unseen amongst the living?
Or is she just a lost soul all dressed up and no place to go?
This haunted Chicago legend tells that Mary was killed by a passing car while returning from an evening of dancing with her boyfriend at the O Henry Ballroom, now known as Willowbrook.
Some tell of a argument between the two lovers, Mary was said to have stormed out into the cold winter's night and her untimely death. Many locals say she died on the spot others tell that she died days later. What ever the case, her grieving parents buried her in Resurrection Cemetery, dressed in her new white party dress and dancing shoes. Since that night when she died in the 30's, numerous people have witnessed Mary roaming the road. There have been many haunted claims of the young lost woman in white hitching a ride or two,from many a passerby. They pick her up , she says hello and thank you, then only to vanish before the drivers very astonished eyes at or before her destination.
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery From unusual lights, orbs and mist to supernatural beings and lost ghost animals in the deep daylight shadows. Bachelor's Grove is a haven of paranormal activity, many on going Paranormal investigations happen here all the time. There seems to be something specific about the general area of Bachelors Grove cemetery, The unseen link or portal to the other world. That supernatural force draws so many people to it, to explore and research it for answers. Is it the many ghost photos people take or the EVP's, Tales of terror or just the haunted spooky fun? Haunted Bachelor's Grove Cemetery is a sight to see. One research tells of phenomena that will baffle all the experts. and it all happens in broad daylight. No haunted stop in Chicago is well worth the visit then that of Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. It will chill you and if your going to see a ghost this is the spot to see it.
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Other notable sites that todays paranomal sightseeers like to visit are locations where hauntings, paranormal activity and strange cryptids like to haunt and lurlk in the shadows. These places are well known for usually one type of paranomal phemena or occurence that draw those that investigate such to that particullar spot. Such as the great north woods, swamps, nataional parks aand natural nature refuges often home of Bigfoot, werwolves, cuhupacabra and big cats and thunderbirds. This type of paranomal investigator has often selective tastes and theroy's and often hunt for their monsters in small groups. As comapared to larger supernatural paranomal active studies such as ghost hunting.
Many cities such as Roswell New Mexico rely on those who come to study UFO's and alien encounters. The Same goes for all the small towns in and around the Exterestial Highway. Las Vegas and Area 51 seems to be another paranormal hub where many people simply feel drawn to investigate.
Alcatraz is a former maximum security prison on an island in San Francisco Bay in the United States. It is no longer used as a prison. Visitors and tour guides have made claims of hearing screams, slamming cell doors, and footsteps.
This island has many layers of history and once was a fort, a military prison, a federal penitentiary and then seized and occupied by Native Americans who retook the island in 1969. The layers of history and intense emotion make this place the #1 most haunted spot in San Francisco. People hear voices, walking, cells slamming and there is a supposed evil presence in Block D of the main prison house. Many cold spots can be felt in the mess hall. See our short documentary "Secrets of Alcatraz" at www.sfghostsociety.org/html/cases.
This was taken in June of 2007. I took this picture at the morgue at Alcatraz without thinking there was a ghost of any sort there. The picture was taken by a digital camera and there was no glass in front of the camera when I took the picture. I found out recently that Alcatraz is riddled with haunts. Photo submitted by Mark Wolo.
Andleberry Estate in Clovis, California, is a mansion that used to be part of a sanitarium. The mansion, which is allegedly haunted by ex-residents of the sanitarium, will soon be transformed into a haunted hotel called The Wolfe Manor Hotel. The owner, Todd Wolfe, has reported hearing ghosts walking and talking and even breathing on him. LiveSciFi.TV sent a group to spend the night inside the mansion, during which some unexplained phenomenon reportedly happened, including a door that slammed shut by itself. A local news station did an over-night investigation for Halloween of 2007 and recorded an EVP. Several other EVP's and orbs have been caught on audio and video by investigators.
Aquia Church in Stafford, Virginia, is said to be one of the most haunted churches in Virginia. Legend says that the church and the church graveyard which has graves dating back to 1738 are both home to paranormal activity that has taken place for over 200 years.
Athens, Ohio is said to be one of the most haunted places in the United States, and is reputed to contain many ghosts. When drawing a line from each of the five cemeteries around Athens, it forms a pentagram with the center being Ohio University. Ohio University is also considered by some to be the most haunted campus in the United States, as is the former state hospital, Athens Lunatic Asylum, located right near campus.
Bardstown, Kentucky Ghosts
This to many is the most haunted excursion into the world of the paranormal that anyone would could are dare to take. Along the way you meet many ghosts who will actually communicate wit the living. This is by all means the best most haunted city in all of Kentucky if you want to meet real ghosts!
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Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia was the site of a Civil War battle in October 1861 and is said to be haunted by those who died during the fighting here.
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.
Big Bay Point Light, in Big Bay, Michigan, is reputedly haunted by the red-haired ghost of its first keeper, Will Prior.
The Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, West Virginia Is a grand hotel that was built in the late 1800s and is reported to be haunted by several ghosts.
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."
Bobby Mackey's Music World ghost Photo
BOBBY MACKEY'S GHOST PHOTO, sent to Haunted America Tours by Tyler Pratt. Could this be the real ghost of Johanna?
The Boston Athenæum is said to be haunted by the scholarly Rev. Harris, who was seen there by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Brinton Lodge in Douglassville, Pennsylvania is 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."
Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, Maryland, was a private facility treating mental patients for over one-hundred years. Closed in 2001 and now under renovation for resale as upscale condominiums, separate recent investigations claim paranormal activity.as of June 2009 the building has burned down there has been speculation that arson is involved.
Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio is a theater that was built over a potter's field. Reports of spirits on the property date back to 1876 and continue through modern times. In 1988, during the installation of an elevator shaft, bones of adults and children were exhumed from under the hall.
Chattanooga, known as the "the Scenic City", is the fourth-largest and notably haunted city in Tennessee (after Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville of course), and the seat of Hamilton County , in the United States of America. Ghost stories sightings and encounters fill the city's history since it's early establishment.
It is located in southeast Tennessee on Chickamauga and Nickajack Lake, which are both part of the Tennessee River, near the border of Georgia, and at the junction of three interstate highways, I-24, I-75, and I-59. The city itself has it's share of many a haunted ghost tales and I have personally investigated several. From the ghost that are said to haunt the lakes and the highways. To those that travel amongst the living in buildings and homes. It seems like New Orleans, Louisiana there is something that makes this area a haunted mecca to many strange tales and urban legends.
With often told accounts of Bigfoot sightings and mysterious woodland crypto creatures the area is just one of those place where the supernatural seems to become quite natural. The area is well known for it's many roadside or hitchhiking ghosts, some date back even well before the war between the states.
Gina Lanier lived in the area of Ooltewah, Collegedale, Red Clay Springs, and Choutta Georgia for over a ten year period off and on and had the opportunity to investigate its haunted locations firsthand. The ghost of the great Civil War still roam the area with Chickamauga being noted as the area's main ghost central. Many believe it to be one of the most haunted battlefields in the USA only falling second next to Gettysburg. Virtually every battlefield is said to be haunted, but Chickamauga seems to be even more haunted than most.
Reports of spectral battles and the ghosts of man and beast roaming the area or often told. To often the smell of gunpowder the sounds of cannons and gunfire, and often the awful moans and cries of pain of the dying can be heard at any time of the day or night.
Tennessee's Real Battlefield Ghosts
There are so many ghosts wandering the Civil War battle grounds, that it would be impossible to catalogue them all. Over the years, thousands have claimed to have seen them and even spoken to them directly. The first sighting may have been at the battle itself, or even earlier.
During the American Civil War on November 23, 1863, the Third Battle of Chattanooga began when Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforced troops at Chattanooga and counterattacked Confederate troops. The next day, the Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought near the town. These were followed the next spring by the Atlanta Campaign, beginning just over the nearby state line in Georgia and moving southeastward.
The legend of Old Green Eyes, the ghost who is said to haunt the battlefield in various forms ranging from a Confederate soldier to a green-eyed panther, has been a part of Chickamauga Battlefield lore since the last shot was fired at the bloody battle that claimed 34,000 casualties Sept. 19-20, 1863. Green Eyes is rumored to be a man who lost his head to a cannonball, frantically searching the battlefield at night for his dislocated body. There is also a soldier who is supposed to walk the roads at night. If he sees you, he is said to stare at you until you leave.
The tales of Green Eyes and other phantom sightings stem from the soldiers, who lived through the War Between the States. Another legend is quoted as saying that Old Green Eyes roamed the area long before the Civil War and was even seen moving among the dead at Snodgrass Hill during a lull in the fighting. Probably the most stubborn phase of the campaign was at Snodgrass Hill which is some of the roughest and hilliest terrain in the entire park area.
Many people visiting the park near dusk have seen two big glowing eyes approaching them and have heard an agonizing groaning sound which sent shivers up and down their spine.
Charlie Fisher, a forest ranger, says that in the early 1970's two different people both wrecked their automobiles against the same tree. They both sworn to have seen Old Green Eyes.
Ryan Prescott from New Mexico states that he did see Old Green Eyes on several occasions recently. He saw the ghost (or "Chattanooga Ghoul" as some call him) in August of this year. He said the shape was of a black shadow like human with a glowing face with a large nose, but it wasn't human, and it had glowing green eyes. Prescott snapped this photo below of what he believes to be the only real ghost photo of Old Green Eyes to date.
The battle of Chickamauga September 18-20, 1863 Catoosa County and Walker County
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans and Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas [US]; Gen. Braxton Bragg and Lt. Gen. James Longstreet [CS] Forces Engaged: The Army of the Cumberland [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 34,624 total (US 16,170; CS 18,454)
Lookout and Signal Mountain have many ghost tales associated with them. From strange balls of light seen at night moving slowly up the trails to actual ghost sighing's. Many of the Chattanooga train depot seem to happen regularly. From the ghost of a lost woman asking for directions to host of ghost photos. The downtown area ghosts are very often seen and heard like those at the famous haunted Tively theater. And don't be alarmed at the very real ghostly encounters at nearby Moccasin Bend, Missionary Ridge the actual ghosts of these locations are said to be the most active in the area.
Chattanooga in time of the civil war. Soldiers' tents and supply wagons beside the city building, 1864. Lookout Mountain is visible in the background.
The first inhabitants of the Chattanooga area were Native American Indians with sites dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period, showing continuous occupation through the Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian (900-1650 AD), Muskogean and Cherokee (1776 - 1838 AD) periods.
Chief John Ross has been quoted as stating that Chattanooga was Cherokee for 'The Big Catch' because of the fishing on the river. In the 1875 publication 'History of the Army of the Cumberland' by Thomas Budd Van Horne and Edward Ruger on page 407 this is related:"Historians have made effort to transmit to the future the significance of the names which distinguish the natural features around Chattanooga. It is no pleasant task to leave groundless the many pretty conceits which have so long passed for facts; but he who would write the truth, must not hesitate to dissipate a myth or disclose a false hypothesis. With only occasional allusion to the various interpretations of Cherokee names, which have so long been accepted as true, their actual meaning, as derived from John Ross, the celebrated Cherokee chief, and from Lewis Ross, his brother, are here given. "Chattanooga," originally was the name of a small Indian hamlet, situated near the base of Lookout Mountain, on the bank of Chattanooga creek. It means, in the Cherokee language, " to draw fish out of water," and hence was applied to the collection of huts, which were occupied by Indian fishermen. The humble hamlet disappeared, and its name, at first suggestive and appropriate, was inherited by the town of the white man, with meaningless application. A somewhat similar name was applied by the Cherokees to the cliffs, rising boldly from the river above the town, which was derived from "Clanoowah," the name of a warlike but diminutive hawk, which was supposed to embody the spirit of the tribe. These cliffs were the favorite nesting- place of the bird, and hence a name was given which expressed this fact, and which, perhaps, has suggested the myth, that 'Chattanooga' means 'eagle's nest.'"
The earliest Cherokee occupation dates from Dragging Canoe, who in 1776 separated himself and moved down river from the main tribe to establish Native American resistance (see Chickamauga Wars) to European settlement in the southeastern United States. Occupation of the area by members of the Cherokee Nation dates from 1816 with the establishment of Ross's Landing by later tribal chief John Ross and ended with the forced relocation of Native American Indians from southeastern U.S. states to Oklahoma in 1838. Ross's Landing was one of three large internment camps, or "emigration depots," along the Trail of Tears, the other two being Fort Payne, Alabama and the largest at Fort Cass, Tennessee.
The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in the Western United States. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. The removals were motivated by U.S. desire for expansion and the desire to save Native Americans from extinction.[dubious – discuss] Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while en route to their destinations.
In 1830, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole (sometimes collectively referred to as the Five Civilized Tribes) were living as autonomous nations in what would be called the American Deep South. The process of cultural transformation (proposed by George Washington and Henry Knox) was gaining momentum, especially among the Cherokee and Choctaw. Indian removal was first proposed by Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson was the first U.S. President to implement removal with the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. In 1831 the Choctaw were the first to be removed, and they became the model for all other removals. After the Choctaw removal went the Seminole in 1832, then the Creek in 1834, then the Chickasaw in 1837, and then finally the Cherokee in 1838.
Vampires are said to being very much a part of Chattanooga's past and present also. Not Unlike New Orleans as far as the blood drinking society goes.
Civil War battlefields in various states—including the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Antietam and many others—presumably owing to the magnitude of emotion, intensity of effort, and abruptness of the many, often gruesome and painful deaths, offer numerous anecdotes—with a growing number dating to the present day—including reported recordings, pictures and sightings of "ghostly apparitions," audible sensations (battle cries, cavalry, cannon fire) and other paranormal effects of every manner.
Engineered Piping Products: a Baltimore, Maryland based reseller of Industrial Pipe, valves and fittings. The building is built upon the site of an old residential neighborhood. All of the activity tends to happen at the site of the Old Deboser home. A local paranormal group, Pasadena Paranormal, has cumulatively logged over 100 EVPs from this location. They have experienced buzzing sounds that fly by their heads and recently one employee had his coat tugged from behind when he was in the building alone. This site has been submitted to the SciFi channel's Ghost Hunters Great American Ghost Hunt for their consideration.
The The Devil's Tree in Bernards Township, New Jersey is said to be one of the old headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey. An area surrounding the tree is said to give off unnatural warmth where snow doesn’t seem to stick in the dead of winter.
In Exeter, Rhode Island, there are a few buildings formerly known as the Ladd School, a school for the mentally disabled that was founded by Dr. Joseph H. Ladd in 1907 and officially closed in 1994. The school reportedly mistreated students and there are stories today of ghost sightings of the children who suffered, noises, and electronic malfunctions. The Exeter Job Corps Academy was built over the Ladd School's ground, with many of the older buildings still intact and reportedly "haunted."
Fayetteville, North Carolina hosts ghosts such as "The Lady in Black" who haunts the Sandford House (formerly called the Slocumb House). Her apparition first appeared in the late 1800s and has been sighted recently by members of The Woman's Club of Fayetteville.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a former prison built in 1829. It is well known as the jail to hold Al Capone. Paranormal reports are, sounds of lonely wails in the corridors, an evil cackling in cellblock 12, sounds of footsteps in some of the cells, and a shadowy figure standing in the watch tower looking down at the prison.
Hollywood, California, has numerous sites that are believed to be inhabited by the spirits of deceased celebrities. For example, the ghost of actress Peg Entwistle, who committed suicide by jumping off the Hollywood Sign, has reportedly been seen near the sign. Some apparitions have been reported as being sighted at more than one location in Hollywood.
Hot Lake is a supposedly haunted hotel in eastern Oregon. The hotel is known for a fire, suicides, and hauntings from ghosts during its days as a sanatorium.
Hotel Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City is said to be haunted by multiple ghosts; Dylan Thomas, Eugene O'Neill, Thomas Wolfe, and former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious supposedly haunts the elevator.
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.
Old Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Texas, has long been a popular spot for local ghosthunters. The existing building was completed in 1925, allegedly on the site of a mid-19th century cemetery, and has recently been remodeled into apartments.
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 Blue Blazer suit at the top of the arena looking down with the cable hooked up to him.
The Ghost Of Owen Hart
Is this the ghost of Wrestler Owen Hart? Could this be his actual ghost making his entrance from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri Hart died there March 23, 1999 during the WWF's Over the Edge pay-per-view event. Ghost Photo sent to us by Barry H. Oswald. Oswald believes he has evidence that he has real proof that the ghost of Owen Hart haunts Kemper Arena. Do you think this is the real ghost of Owen Hart he asks? Barry H. Oswald took his Real ghost photo with his motorolla camera cell phone. Can Ghosts be photgraphed as evidence with such a device?
By Barry H. Oswald
From Youtube to paranormal web sites and blogs every one is talking and keeping alive the spirit of Wrestler Owen Hart.
Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Hart was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada the youngest of 12 children to wrestling promoter Stu Hart and Helen Hart. He was the younger brother of professional wrestler Bret Hart. Hart accumulated a multitude of championship accolades during his career; he was a two-time Intercontinental Champion, one-time European Champion and four-time World Tag Team Champion in the WWF and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in the United States Wrestling Association (USWA). Hart was also the winner of the 1994 WWF King of the Ring. He tragically died on May 23, 1999 when an equipment malfunction occurred during his entrance from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri at the WWF's Over the Edge pay-per-view event.
Owen Hart was survived by Martha Joan Patterson in 1982 at one of his father's wrestling events. They married on July 1, 1989, and they had two children Oje Edward Hart who was born on March 5, 1992 and Athena Christie Hart who was born on September 23, 1995.
On May 23, 1999, Hart fell to his death in Kansas City, Missouri during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event. Hart was in the process of being lowered via harness and rappel line into the ring from the rafters of Kemper Arena for a booked Intercontinental Championship match against The Godfather. In keeping with the Blazer's new 'buffoonish superhero' character, he was to begin a dramatic entrance, being lowered to just above ring level, at which time he would act "entangled", then release himself from the safety harness and fall flat on his face for comedic effect -- this necessitated the use of a quick release mechanism. It was an elaboration on a Blue Blazer stunt done previously on the Sunday Night Heat before Survivor Series 1998. This time, something went wrong with the stunt harness, apparently triggering the release mechanism early as he was being lowered. Hart fell 78 feet (24 meters) into the ring, landing chest-first on the top rope, approximately a foot from the turn buckle, throwing him into the ring. In Mick Foley's autobiography Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, he claims that following the fall, Owen attempted to sit up and did so before falling back.
Owen had performed the stunt only a few times before and was worried about performing the stunt at Kemper Arena due to the height involved (Owen had a fear of heights). Owen's wife Martha has suggested that, by moving around to get comfortable with both the harness and his cape on, Owen unintentionally triggered an early release. TV viewers at home did not see the incident or its aftermath -- at the moment of the fall, a pre-taped vignette was being shown on the pay-per-view broadcast as well as on the monitors in the darkened arena. After, while Owen was being worked on by medical personnel inside the ring, the live event's broadcast showed only the audience. Meanwhile, WWF television announcer Jim Ross repeatedly told those watching live on pay-per-view that what had just transpired was not a wrestling angle or storyline and that Hart was hurt badly, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation. Hart was transported to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Owen had actually died while still being tended to in the ring. The cause was later revealed to be internal bleeding from blunt chest trauma.
Owen Hart's Ghost
There have been recent reports of the ghost of Owen haunting Kemper Arena where he fell to his death at Over The Edge. "Employees (at Kemper Arena) have claimed to have seen (Hart) in the rafters wearing the costume he was wearing for his gimmick," The Blue Blazer.
Rhode Island College student newspaper wrote, "as well as the cable before he began the descent. There have also been reports of flickering lights and other power sources that seem to go on and off in some areas of the arena." Also some claim to hear him up their checking the cable.
Reports of seeing him pacing the floor where he died, as well as many see him during events. If it is Owens ghost then we all need to let him move on to his rest. I personally think so many expect to see him, His Ghost that this is why his apparition is seen and encountered. In truth I think this is what we want to believe.
Bret Hart on Contact: Talking With The Dead
Bret "Hitman" Hart talks with a medium who communicates with Bret's family members who have passed away.
If Owen Hart haunts where he died, then I wish he finds his peace very soon.
Kemper Arena American Royal Center is a 19,500 seat indoor arena in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, that has hosted NCAA Final Four basketball games, professional basketball and hockey teams, the 1976 Republican National Convention, a 1976 Paul McCartney & Wings concert, and is the ongoing host of the American Royal livestock show. It was also in this arena that wrestling superstar Owen Hart was accidentally killed.
It is named for R. Crosby Kemper Sr., a member of the powerful Kemper financial clan and who donated $3.2 million from his estate for the arena.
On May 23, 1999, Kemper Arena hosted the WWF (now WWE) pay-per-view Over the Edge, where WWF superstar Owen Hart fell to his death from the rafters after attempting to descend while in his super hero gimmick of The Blue Blazer. A few months later, Owen's brother, Bret Hart and longtime friend Chris Benoit had a tribute match in honor of Owen at Kemper Arena on WCW Monday Nitro. In this very arena on August 26, 1999, WWE debuted their new show called SmackDown! on UPN. On January 7, 2007, Kemper Arena hosted its last major WWE event, New Year's Revolution. On May 19, 2008, WWE Raw returned to the Kemper Arena.
Auditions will be held on August 8, 2008 at Kemper Arena for the 8th season of American Idol. The auditions were going to be held originally at the Sprint Center. This is the first time KC will be holding auditions for the mega hit television show. Over the years, Kemper Arena has been home to many large performances by artists such as Michael Jackson,The Backstreet Boys, Cher, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Billy Joel, and the Foo Fighters. In 2001, it was rumored that Madonna had a date scheduled at Kemper Arena for her Drowned World Tour, but was later discovered as incorrect.
Well, that has been the buzz in ghost hunting forums and on pro wrestling Web sites in recent weeks.
The talk began after a column in a student newspaper in Rhode Island suggested that there have been sightings of the ghost of Hart in Kemper’s rafters.
The column, called “Haunted America,” runs regularly in The Anchor, a student newspaper at Rhode Island College, and discusses various ghost sightings and suspected supernatural activities across the country. We should note that the column discussing the ghost story at Kemper Arena had no attributions.
“Employees (at Kemper Arena) have claimed to have seen (Hart) in the rafters wearing the costume he was wearing for his gimmick,” the newspaper wrote, “as well as the cable before he began the descent. There have also been reports of flickering lights and other power sources that seem to go on and off in some areas of the arena.”
Hart plunged 78 feet to his death at Kemper Arena when the quick-release mechanism on his harness opened as he was lowered from a catwalk.
Mike Young, assistant general manager at Kemper Arena, said he has received some e-mail about the ghost story from outside sources but not from any of his employees.
“I haven’t had any employees here talk to me about it,” Young said. “I can’t speak for all of them, but I haven’t noticed anything unusual going on in the rafters. But who knows?”
Supernatural “experts” suggest that even ghosts need a power supply, which may explain the flickering lights at Kemper. Young has another explanation.
“We get about 300 power spikes a year inside Kemper,” Young said. “And KCPL has them all documented. We’re on the same power grid as downtown Kansas City, so anytime there’s a spike there or an accident or bad weather, we get power surges ...
The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United States. 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 and 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 the USA. It is the site of a double murder, one of the most famous in US history, claimed ghost sightings and noises.
Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia – There have been many reports of paranormal activity around the battlefield. An unfinished railroad located within the battlefield which was ordered by Robert E Lee to be constructed during the Civil War is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity.
Moundsville State Penitentiary in Moundsville, West Virginia – The Penitentiary was built in 1867 during the Civil War era, and has been called both one of the Most Haunted Places in America.
Ohioville, Pennsylvania - A mile long stretch of Kelly Road, nick-named Mystery Mile by former residents, is reported to be the site of supernatural activity. Animals along this road turn from docile to violent without explanation, often chasing after people and each other. The thick forest that the road cuts through is known for unexplained noises and white apparitions. The origin of these events is unknown, and speculation ranges from some kind of curse on the land to cult activity once tied to this region.
Old Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, reputed to be "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood," is one of the largest historic preservation districts in the country - and supposedly the largest Victorian neighborhood in the nation. It is also said to be home to dozens of haunted mansions and local ghost stories.
Point Lookout Lighthouse, at the southern-most tip of Maryland's western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, has seen numerous shipwrecks, bodies washed ashore, and plenty of paranormal activity, as documented over the centuries.
The Polish Museum of America in Chicago, Illinois is believed to be haunted by ghost of famous pianist Ignace Paderewski. The staff recounts a number of incidents related by a number of people, including the cleaning crew who have claimed to experience ghostly-related phenomena late at night. The Ghost Research Society was even brought in by the museum staff to investigate these claims.
Pythian Castle has been certified as haunted
by Ozark Paranormal Society
With over 90 years of history, our ghosts transcend many decades from the time of the orphanage to the years the military occupied the building. It is not uncommon here to hear male or females voices, to bump into a mass, hear noises such as doors shutting or boxes being moved with no one around or to see an image. Orbs have been detected in several areas of the building along with temperature changes and voices have been caught on tape. Some even claim to have gotten ghostly images in their photos. We are attempting to collect data on the occurances as they happen as well as collect information of events before our time here. Any additions, please let us know. In the meantime, you may find some of the evidence collected from several paranormal professionals that have been through here. Their web page links are listed below. If you are interested in learning how to hunt for ghosts we offer a workshop every other month.
Whispers Estate is a beautiful 3,700 sq. ft. Victorian home nestled in the pleasant city of Mitchell, IN. Aside from offering visitors a friendly atmosphere and a place to relax and unwind, it is one of the few places you can go that the walls actually do talk!
“Whispers Estate is one of those places that every ghost hunter wishes they had in their neighborhood”
-Brett Pittman, Haunted Indiana Paranormal
“I spent last Saturday night at Whispers Estate, and I just want to say that this is truly a haunted house. I have never in my life ever experienced anything like it before. It is terrifying and amazing!!!”
Just what is it that has ghost hunters and others coming back, time and time again?
* 3,700 sq. ft. Victorian-style home
* Strange smells (vintage cologne/antiseptics)
* Water faucets turn on/off by themselves.
* Lights flicker
* Eerie voices and mysterious happenings
* Real, audible feedback/responses - no need for EVP here!
* Several entities
* 4 graves in the backyard (possibly 5)
Major General William S. Harney Summer Home, Nation Register of Historic Places (1984). Known as the "Harney Mansion", this historic home stands on South Mansion Street, and is owned by the Harney Mansion Foundation, a private organization which is seeking funds for the restoration of the structure. The Sullivan Chamber of Commerce cooperates with the foundation and arranges visits to the home.
The Harney Mansion is considered to be the most haunted mansion in Sullivan, Missouri. This home was constructed in the year of 1872 by a man named General William Harney. This served as a home for the summers for Harney from the year it was finished in 1872 to the year of 1884. Harney was a military figure that was well respected in the United States. He served in the Civil War. However, he also did several other things that made him a notable figure. For example, he fought in the Seminole War that took place in Florida, and he also defeated the Sioux Indians. Here, you will learn about Harney’s haunted mansion.
William Harney eventually sold his magnificent mansion and moved on to Florida. The home changed hands several times, and in the process it experienced some structural damage and by the time it was purchased in the 1990’s, it needed renovated in a serious way. Once the renovations started, many different types of unexplained phenomenon started to occur. The following outlines some of the paranormal activity that has occurred in this structure:
1. There have been several different types of glowing lights that have been seen in the mansion. These lights have been seen from a distance in windows, up close and personal as mists, orbs, and more. Numerous ghost videos and ghost pictures have been captured on ghost tours that have taken place in the building as documentation of the lights.
2. Many individuals who have worked within the structure and those who have toured the home have been subjected to strange and unusual smells that have no basis. These smells include that of a lilac like smell, as well as tobacco – as if it is burning from a pipe.
3. There are several people who feel as if they have been touched in one way or another by an unseen presence. This is often very frightening, but the touches do not seem to be invasive in any way at all. They actually seem to be rather friendly.
4. Apparitions of male and female spirits have also been observed in the haunted mansion. These apparitions seem to be strong, and glowing. In some instances, they acknowledge the living, and in other instances, they seem to be more “residual” in basis.
5. Noises have been documented throughout the structure. These noises sound like people walking, items moving, and even swift breezes have been documented by several.
If you would like to experience the spirits that walk among the most haunted mansion that belonged to William Harney, you can find out more information by sending an email to:
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(my own residence would make the list at round No. 8, but thought that would be a bit tacky to list plus I have not disclosed much about it yet)
The top 100 places to see a real ghost and have a Paranormal Encounter.
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Some of these Top 100 Most allegedly haunted places are known for their haunted cemeteries, houses, buildings, Roads, hotels, & battlefields and churches. And in some cases a city may be listed and in other spots a haunted hot spot. Please feel free to use this as a Paranormal Travel Guide when planning your next haunted destination ghost hunt or vacation. There are literally thousands of haunted places around the world, and this list only compiles a small number of them.
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The Regent Theater in Allegan, Michigan is said to be haunted, and witnesses claim to have seen moving forms and felt physical touching.
The Rosewell (plantation) in Gloucester County, Virginia is a mansion constructed in 1725 that has been home to numerous accounts of paranormal activity. Especially from a ghost named Braden who is known to pinch women and slap mens butts.
Tennessee ghosts are waiting to haunt you! If your looking for a real fright fest the this the great Sate of Haunted Tennessee is the place to visit.
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"I believe that the Best Paranormal Experiences Happen When Stacey allen Mcgee Is around!"
... Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
Stacey Allen McGee, Certified Ghost Hunter
and Tour Director for Appalachian GhostWalks
Founder of The Alternate Realities Center
"Appalachian GhostWalks", a proud member of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, cordially invites you and your family, friends, or group to join us as we explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Together, we will travel back in time to visit and learn about the "People Of The Past". As we stroll down Main Street in each of Haunted and Historic Appalachia's oldest towns, you will be amazed with at least two hours of mystery, legend, intrigue, and fun family adventure. We will paint an accurate and tantalizing portrait of the past encompassing all of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia on your journey through time...
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Appalachian GhostWalks, will be featured in the upcoming fall 2009 issue of "Smoky Mountain Living" and was also the recipient of the Washington D.C. based U.S. Local Business Association's 2008 and 2009 "Tour Operators and Promoters" Award for two years running. In addition, the company was recently nominated "Best Tennessee History Tours" by "Official Best Of". Finally, Appalachian GhostWalks has been selected by popular vote as one of the top five ghost tour companies in the country for the past five years and counting by "Haunted America" in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Twelve different ghost and history tours located here in the heart of the Northeastern Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Mountains include Historic Dandridge, Erwin and Unicoi County Heritage Museum, the East Tennessee State University Campus, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, Greeneville, Rogersville, Blountville, downtown Johnson City's "Little Chicago GhostWalk" and Jonesborough - once listed on the Travel Channel as one of the top ten most haunted towns in America! Other haunted historic tours presently include the historic districts of Bristol, also known as the "Birthplace of Country Music" and Abingdon, Virginia - the "Gate to America's First Western Frontier".
Several bus tours are currently under production for a 2010 inauguration to include the Upper and Lower "Great Smoky Mountains Haunted Adventure Tours" and the "Great Stage Road Haunted Adventure Tour". These tours will include historic sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cades Cove, as well as several 'highly spirited' stops along Tennessee's oldest state road.
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Scranton, Pennsylvania's Psychic Theater tells of 'the legend of a long-ago murder victim that still haunts the 100-year-old building (1433 N. Main Avenue)... that have been featured on the Travel Channel." According to a Pennsylvania Department of Tourism Pursuit Magazine article of the top ten most haunted places, "one should be ready for a "true scare... and is "not for the timid or weak of heart."
Stagecoach Road in Marshall Texas. The oldest most haunted road in the state Of Texas. Noted for it's many ghostly encounters, UFO's , Elchupacabra and numerous Bigfoot sightings.
Stagecoach Road Marshall, Texas Ghost Photos
Is this photo taken by Randy Briers that of real ghosts that haunt Stagecoach road are they justa acase of Pareidolia. See enlarged image below. Pronounced /pærɪˈdoʊliə/ - is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hearing hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- ("beside", "with", or "alongside"—meaning, in this context, something faulty or wrong (as in paraphasia, disordered speech)) and eidolon ("image"; the diminutive of eidos ("image", "form", "shape")). Pareidolia is a type of apophenia.
Briers in the enlagement above, believes he has captured a real photo of the Lallorna. A female crying ghost in his Stagecoach Road ghost photo.
The 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.
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 stll remains open today; most customers are completely unaware of this legend.
Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut (said also to be seen in Bridgeport, Connecticut), which dates back to the 1600s, is touted as one of the most haunted cemeteries not only in Connecticut, but in the entire country. Many haunts have been said to exist on the grounds of the cemetery. Several visitors who have photographed the cemetery are later surprised to see orbs, light rods, ectoplasmic mists, and on rare occasions even full apparitions appear in their photographs that were not visible at the time the photo was taken. The most well-known haunt is a spirit known as "The White Lady". The identity of the spirit is not known, but sightings of her didn't occur until the late 1940s; meaning she must have died sometime before then. People have photographed and even videotaped her. Not only have people seen her with their own eyes, but some passers-by have even "hit" her with their cars as they drove past the cemetery.
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.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Louisville, Kentucky, opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. It has since come to be considered one of the most haunted buildings in the Eastern United States.
In the early 20th century, Jefferson County was severely stricken with an outbreak of tuberculosis. The original Waverly Hills building was soon home to over 140 patients. A larger hospital was needed for the overwhelming number of patients coming in, so construction of a five-story building that could hold more than 400 patients began in March 1924. The new building opened on October 17, 1926, and was eventually closed in June 1961. The building was reopened in 1962 as Woodhaven Geriatrics Hospital; Woodhaven was closed in 1981 due to patient abuse.
Story by Jackie Pitt
In March of 1996, Robert Alberhasky bought Waverly Hills and the surrounding area. Alberhasky's Christ the Redeemer Foundation Inc. had plans to construct the world's tallest statue of Jesus on the Waverly site, along with an arts and worship center. The statue, which was inspired by the famed Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, would have been designed by local sculptor Ed Hamilton and architect Jasper Ward. The statue would have rested on the roof of the sanatorium.
The first phase, coming in at a cost of $4,000,000, would be a statue of Jesus 150-foot tall and 150-foot wide. The second phase would convert the old sanatorium into a chapel, theater, and a gift shop at a cost of $8,000,000 or more.
The plan to construct this religious icon fell through because donations to the project fell well short of expectations. In a period of a year, only $3,000 was raised towards the effort despite efforts to pool money from across the nation. As a result, the project was cancelled in December of 1997.
As a result, Alberhasky abandoned the Waverly Hills property. In order to recoup some of the costs of purchasing the property and then some, Alberhasky attempted to have the property condemned so that it could be torn down and redeveloped. That notion was denied by the county, and Alberhasky then attempted to undermine the structural foundations of the building by bulldozing around the southern perimeter in order to receive insurance money.
After Alberhasky's efforts failed, Waverly Hills was sold to current owners Tina and Charlie Mattingly in 2001. Charlie's father, who died in 2005, worked as an orderly at Waverly Hills for approximately four years. The Mattinglys currently hold tours of Waverly Hills and convert the building into a haunted house attraction each Halloween. Proceeds go toward the renovation of the property.
Room 502 is perhaps the most notable location in Waverly Hills and the number has sometimes been adopted symbolically. One story claims that a nurse hanged herself after finding she was pregnant out of wedlock and attempting surgery upon herself to abort the illegitimate child. Another tells a different nurse who jumped from a balcony. However, the SciFi Channel series Ghost Hunters turned up no records or death certificates to confirm the legends, although there is confirmation of the nurse's suicide by hanging and her discovery in official records. Some sources claim there is also confirmation of the second death, but it is currently disputed. Other common sightings in Waverly Hills include the vista of young children running through the halls, as the hospital had a large number of children and families housed there.
Apparitions & Other Strange Events
The most common experience of visitors seems to be "moving shadows" or "shadow people". These are shadows that appear to have some substance - able to "walk" across doorways and, demonstrated in the Sci-Fi Channel special Spooked, able to block some light when a laser is pointed at them. There are many reports of these shadows both inside and outside the building.
Glowing Orbs (nicknamed "Soul Orbs" by some) have also been photographed there. These small balls of light appear almost like lightbulbs or specks of dust when captured on film, but there has been no electric power to the building in years. They are often reported to fly around corridors and spawn other orbs.
Some photos show indistinct "brown imps" outside the grounds too, but these humanoid shapes are a less common sighting. The existing photographic evidence of the imps is dubious to say the least.
There have been many Electronic_voice_phenomenon recordings made in the building and grounds. Varying from the more common "Get out" or "Go away" to more specific statments like "What kind of hospital is this?" and "The winch" (referring to the winch that powered the Death Tunnel's body card, and recorded in that area). The makers of the movie Death Tunnel (and the documentary Spooked) recorded many such voices and sounds while filming.
Often a boy bouncing a ball is seen and at least one small, old, leather ball has been found in the building. Investigators once found a ball rolling towards them, and it being moved by an unseen force. Electronic_voice_phenomenon recordings feature a child saying "I am three". There have been numerous sightings and recordings of small children.
Another notable vision is the sight of a woman - reports vary as to the age and appearance - bearing chains around bloodied wrists chanting or screaming "Help me!" at the entrance of the building.
The most common apparition though is of a young girl with no eyes which has appeared on photos and been encountered by witnesses. This girl is called "Mary" by staff and researchers, based on a recovered photo of a young woman that was recovered and was signed "Love, Mary Lee". However, the girl in the photo is older than most reports of the ghosts percieved age. Mary is the most conversational of the ghosts and has spoken to many people, usually wanting to play games with them.
Also of note is the "death tunnel" or "body chute" which was first constructed to move supplies to the building during the cold winters. Because of the increasing number of daily deaths from the horrible disease, the staff also transported dead bodies in the tunnel to the bottom of the hill on which the sanatorium was built. They believed this would help keep up the morale of the patients by not allowing them to see the hearses picking up the deceased. At the height of epidemic, there were as many as seven to ten deaths each day. At one point in time, it was reported that as many as three per hour died there, but there is no independant confirmation of that figure.
The Death Tunnel! This tunnel has to be the most famous tunnel up at Waverly Hills. It has been a major subject of discussion among people who have been to visit Waverly on tours during October. For some reason...this tunnel has come to be called " the body chute." Actually however, this is an incorrect term...because a chute is a slide. Bodies of deceased patients were never slid down this tunnel and piled up at the bottom in heaps - a popular misconception that alot of people have come to have about this tunnel.
In reality, this tunnel was originally a steam tunnel that supplied the sanatorium with hot steam for the radiators. Yes, the boiler room was at one time at the very bottom of the hill because of the black smoke produced by the coal fed boilers. The tunnel was also a good way for employees to get up and down the hill during the winter time and keep warm at the same time. Transporting the bodies of deceased tuberculosis patients was only ONE of the uses of the tunnel. During the peak years of tuberculosis there were a lot of deaths at the sanatorium, and the staff realized that it would be very discouraging for patients to look out the windows and see hearses pulling up and taking away people who had died. Try to imagine yourself being administered to the sanatorium with a diagnosis of having TB. It is the late 1920's, and antibiotics have not been invented yet. So, you realize that you have a chance to get cured and live, but...you could die too if the treatments they gave you didn't work well enough. Now, imagine how discouraged you would feel if you looked out from your assigned room, and when you pull the curtains back...you see people who have died being picked up with a hearse. And to make matters worse...you see that perhaps many times throughout a day. It would be so emotionally depressing to you that you might give up the fight to live. Then ....your bodies defenses dwindle. It is a known fact that if a person gets very depressed emotionally....it can affect their bodies defense system to the point that it may not fight off a disease as well as if the person is in good spirits. So, that is the reason why the staff at Waverly would sneak the bodies down through this tunnel!
Estimates vary wildly of how many died at Waverly, though the owners of the building say that it was around 63,000. This estimate would be consistent with other TB hosptitals, considering Waverly's size.
Do not enter the property if you are not scheduled for a tour or during other times without consent of the owners.
Directions: Take East Pages Lane to Paralee Lane that leads into Bobby Nichols Golf Course. On the right, at the top of the hill, is the renovated Laundry Room. Park in the designated parking areas.
Need to know: Cameras, camcorders and tripods are allowed. A few areas, due to construction, are off-limits, but visitors will see the vast majority and the roof of the main structure and the laundry facility. A video introduction is offered in the laundry facility as well.
Waverly Tour Information
Waverly Tour Schedule
Fridays: Paranormal/Historical Tour 8:30pm & 9:30pm
Saturdays: Paranormal/Historical Tour 8:30pm & 9:30pm
The Whaley House in the "Old Town" section of San Diego, California, is reportedly a haunted house. The house was one of the region's first court houses as well the area's hanging grounds before the house was built. The earliest documented ghost at the Whaley House is "Yankee Jim." James (aka Santiago) Robinson was convicted of attempted grand larceny in San Diego in 1852, and hanged on a gallows off the back of a wagon on the site where the house now stands. Although Thomas Whaley had been a spectator at the execution, he did not let it dissuade him from buying the property a few years later and building a home for his family there. According to the San Diego Union, "soon after the couple and their children moved in, heavy footsteps were heard moving about the house. Whaley described them as sounding as though they were made by the boots of a large man. Finally he came to the conclusion that these unexplained footfalls were made by Yankee Jim Robinson." Another source states that Lillian Whaley, the Whaleys' youngest daughter who lived in the house until 1953, "had been convinced the ghost of "Yankee Jim" haunted the Old House." Yankee Jim is one of many presences that have been documented at the House, including Thomas Whaley himself and the family Fox Terrier.
The White House in Washington, D.C. is filled with stories of different hauntings, Abigail Adams's apparition has been spotted in the laundry room, Dolley Madison is found lurking around the rose garden , Mamie Eisenhower's apparition is seen in the kitchen, and Abraham Lincoln's ghost has been seen in his office.
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.
The Winchester House Ghost Photo
Can you help to explain this reflection in the mirror at the grand ballroom at the winchester house of mystery? Also See: Enlarged close up below.
San Jose Ca
Located in Glencoe, Missouri, Lawler Ford Road (nicknamed Zombie Road by locals) is a 2 mile long road through forest, hills and limestone bluffs which dead ends at the Meramec River. With over 100 years of history, the road has many legends concerning it. Tales of Native American spirits haunting the grounds, people who got lost out there never to return, and drug deals gone bad. There have been a few accidental deaths out there along with evidence of strange ritualistic-type activities which could be cause for some of the paranormal occurrences that are reported out there.
The Police will arrest you if you by any chance are found walking wandering or just minding your business hunting for the ghosts that haunt it!
A real Zombie Road Ghost Photos or just another strange anomalous Image?
Do you see the very real shadow ghost in this day time photo of Zombie Road? Photo taken by Trevor James, August 30, 2005.
One of the most well known anomalies along Zombie Road is that of Shadow People. Dark shadowy figures that appear along the side of the road and nearby in the woods. A few years ago, Tom Halstead took this picture which clearly shows a dozen of these figures standing amongst the trees seeming to peer back at him. James took this reported as real Shadow ghost image. He did not see it until months later when fellow ghost hunters pointed it out to him while reviewing his collected evidence of the location.
See enhanced Shadow ghost Image close up below.
In this Zombie Road Ghost Photo you can see the ghost image clearly and make out it's face and folded arms. as well as several other faces and strange anomalous images.
It's not just the purported ghosts making Zombie Road scary.
Wildwood and Ellisville police complain that the number of trespassers on Lawler Ford Road - better known to locals as "Zombie Road" - is what's really spooking those communities.
And, though Wildwood plans eventually to create its Rock Hollow Trail there and allow daytime use, both agencies have stepped up enforcement of laws that ban being on the nearly three-mile, broken asphalt, gravel and dirt road.
Lawler Ford Road was constructed in the 1860s to provide access to the Meramec River and railroad tracks. It is unknown how the "Lawler" portion of the name came about but there was a "Ford" somewhere down the line. It obtained its' Zombie Road name in the 1950s. The original name was tossed due to many stories of a local killer named "Zombie" that supposedly lived by the river.
Like any unused place, Zombie Road become the hot spot for teenagers to party, drink and hangout. I guess that accounts for the killer story. It's a good way to scare kids away from such places as well as draw them to it. Murderer stories aside, it also has a reputation for ghosts.
Supposedly, the first inhabitants were Native Americans, Shawnee to be exact. A family in the 1800s claimed to have been frequently visited by their spirits. There is also the story of a man who was run over by a train. There is no record of this act ever happening (though I doesn't say it didn't). However, it is believed the ghost people are referring to is that of the first white settlers wife Della Hamilton McCullough who was killed by a railroad car.
Zombie Road also saw death during the Civil War. Short battles with a group called Home Guard supposedly took place there as well as people attempting to cross the river unsuccessfully. And was THE spot during its clubhouse era until floods wiped everything away.
This road has also gained fame for a specific photo taken by Tom Halstead and for being featured in the documentary Children of the Grave.
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Utilizing the top paranormal experts,
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Some say All Seven Gates of Hell located in New Jersey, New York, Stull, Kansas, or in even on the land of Voodoo, New Orleans?
To call the seven gates of hell an urban legend goes back before there were urbans. Safely we can call it legend, but is there any truth to be found?
Some Americans say The Seven Gates of Hell are located in Hellam, near York, in Pennsylvania, Some believe and swear it to be located New Jersey or New York...
The story goes that there was once a mental asylum which had caught fire. The inmates tried to escape through the forest in which the asylum was located. Surrounding the asylum were seven gates which trapped the inmates. Many were killed by the fire or by other inmates. To this day, it is said that no one has made it past the location of the Fifth Gate and returned out of the forest. The Mysterious haunted Toad Road name often comes in to play when the story is told no matter where the location is described to be.
Stull, Kansas - Gates to Hell
Apparently there are seven "Gates to Hell" that are located around America. Stull, KS is a very small town located between Lawrence, KS (home of the KU Jayhawks) and Clinton Dam. The town itself is quiet and keeps to itself and, as can be expected, not much happens in Stull; that is, not much happens until Halloween.
Gustave Dore Gate of Hell
One of these seven gates is claimed to be located in the Stull Cemetery and "opens up" only on Halloween at midnight. It is fabled that you can see blood on gravestones, hear and see strange sights and even throw a glass bottle at a wall surrounding the cemetery as hard as you want and it won't break! These stories have been linked to Stull for more than 100 years. In November 1974, an article appeared in the University of Kansas student newspaper that spoke of a number of strange occurrences in the Stull churchyard. According to the article, Stull was “haunted by diabolical, supernatural happenings” and the asserted that the cemetery was one of the two places on earth where the devil appears in person two times each year.
U.S. Route 491 is a north-south United States highway. One of the newest additions to the U.S. Highway system, it was commissioned in 2003 as a renumbering of U.S. Route 666. With the 666 designation, this route was given the nickname "The Devil's Highway" because of the common Christian belief that 666 is the Number of the Beast. The highway serves the Four Corners region of the United States.
by Mark Yancey Mowery
The route was first commissioned in 1926 as US 666. The number was appropriate per AASHTO's guidelines as the 6th spur along the highway's parent U.S. Route 66, branching off at Gallup, New Mexico. At that time its northern terminus was in Cortez, Colorado at an intersection with then U.S. Route 450 (modern U.S. Route 160).
The route serves the states of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Until the early 1990's , the highway also entered Arizona. This made then US 666 the only highway to have served all of the Four Corners states at the same time. However, it does not come near the Four Corners Monument, which is accessed via U.S. Route 160. At several points along US 491 mountain ranges in all of the Four Corners states are visible from a single location. The alignment of the highway is mostly North-South, however the Utah portion is signed East-West.
The Devil's Highway
The route was given the nickname "The Devil's Highway". This nickname and association made some people uncomfortable, as well as making the signs targets for theft. Because of the highway's number, accidents and other phenomena became repeated as legend. These legends convinced some people the highway was cursed One unnamed highway patrol officer was quoted in USA Today as stating that a drunk-driving suspect told him that, "Triple 6 is evil. Everyone dies on that highway".Skeptics point out that the highway has a lower than average fatality rate in Utah and Colorado. Only the New Mexico portion is statistically a dangerous highway. Skeptics also point that the high fatality rate in New Mexico can be explained by an inadequate design for current traffic loads.
In 1985, the U.S. Route 66 designation was eliminated, leaving U.S. 666 (and others) as orphans. This fact would be used as a supporting factor in later petitions to renumber the highway.
In 1992, the part in Arizona was renumbered as an extension of U.S. Route 191.Officials in Arizona requested this change in part because the US 666 signs were among the most frequently stolen in the state. This truncated U.S. Route 666 again at Gallup, New Mexico; now at Interstate 40.
Highway To Hell
Ranked #254 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Highway to Hell" is a song by the hard rock band AC/DC. It is the opening track of the group's 1979 album Highway to Hell and the twelfth track on AC/DC Live.
Ac Dc - Highway To Hell Lyrics
Living easy, livin' free
Season ticket, on a one - way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing I would rather do
Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
No stop signs, speedin' limit
Nobody's gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it
Nobody's gonna mess me 'round
Hey Satan! Paid my dues.
Playin' in a rockin' band
Hey Mama! Look at me
I'm on my way to the promise land
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I'm on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
Dont stop me!
The song was written by Bon Scott, Angus Young and Malcolm Young while the main guitar riff was created by Malcolm Young. The track has become one of the most famous songs in rock history. AC/DC had made several studio albums before and was constantly supporting them by going on a grueling tour schedule.
The song and album's title supposedly came after a reporter asked bandmembers if they could describe what life was like being constantly on tour. Angus replied that it was "a fucking highway to Hell", and the name stuck. He stated in the magazine "Guitar World" that when you are out on the road on a bus sleeping with a guy's smelly sock in your face, it's like you're on the highway to hell. Rumours persisted that the band members were satanists, and this comment, and the album cover depicting Angus with devil horns and tail only added fuel to the fire. (The band has denied having anything to do with Satanism, Malcolm having even commented that "me mum would kill me for that!"). The origin of the title of the song more likely comes from lead singer Bon Scott who came from Perth in Western Australia. Scott's local pub (The Raffles Hotel) was on Canning Highway at the bottom of a very steep hill, at an intersection which saw so many road crashes the road became known as 'the Highway to Hell'. If you listen to the lyrics it becomes very obvious that Bon was singing about going down to his local pub for a drink, and for good times with his mates - and to get there he'd travel Canning Highway, the Highway To Hell.
Nevertheless, this and other songs brought AC/DC its first million-copy-selling album, and sent Highway to Hell to #17 on the charts. Scott would be found dead in the back of a friend's car just over six months later. The success of the Highway to Hell song and album set AC/DC on track to record its most famous album and tribute to Bon, Back In Black, one year later. This song was played on the 2000 film Little Nicky during a slideshow, which is seen before the credits. The song "Highway to Hell" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. It was the title track for World Wrestling Federation's 1998 SummerSlam Pay-Per-View, which was subtitled "The Highway to Hell".
Bonnie Raitt has stated that Highway To Hell is one of the greatest examples of the power of vocals and guitars ever recorded.
The route in the other 3 states became U.S. Route 491 in 2003, mainly through efforts of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. He requested the change due to the "infamy brought by the inopportune naming of the road". Colorado officials agreed to the change, again citing high rates of sign theft. Within days of the announcement that U.S. 666 would be renumbered, virtually every sign on the highway had been stolen, some for sale on eBay. Officials in Utah reported that 5 entire sign assemblies had been cut at the base with a chainsaw and stolen, while New Mexico officials reported that even signs welded to metal posts (to prevent thefts) had been stolen.
In New Mexico's motion to renumber the highway they selected U.S. Route 393. Since the route came nowhere near U.S. Route 93, AASHTO instead suggested U.S. Route 491, noting it as a branch of U.S. Route 191 at Monticello, Utah. Although the next 3-digit "child" of U.S. Route 91 would have been U.S. Route 291, both the 291 and 391 designations were already in use as state route numbers in at least one of the affected states U.S. Route 666 officially ceased to exist on May 31, 2003, though "New 491 - Old 666" signs were posted after the change.
The dedication of the "new" highway was postponed until July to coincide with the start of construction projects to improve safety on the highway. At the dedication, a Navajo medicine man performed a ceremony to remove the curse from the highway. However, even some people who believed in the 666 curse disagreed with the change. Multiple newspapers and television stations interviewed people along the route about their opinion on the changing of the highway's number. One went on record as stating highway officials "are messing with the wrong guy. They're making the devil mad. They should have left the 666 alone. Others were more sarcastic. One Monticello resident stated, "We'll really miss all the potheads stopping and taking pictures of the Route 666 sign."Most residents interviewed commented that no matter the number they would still call the road the Devil's Highway.
The curse of Route 666 is discussed in the book "Copper Crucible" by Jonathan D. Rosenblum. The book is about the Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 which occurred at a copper mine along the highway near Morenci, Arizona.
The A666 is a major road in east Lancashire, England. Also known as the Bolton Road, it runs from Pendlebury near Manchester, through Bolton, Darwen and Blackburn before meeting the A59 at Langho. Along the route are the West Pennine Moors, the Turton and Entwistle reservoir and the Entwistle reservoir forest.
It is commonly known as "The Devil's Highway" or "The Devil Road" due to its 'satanic' numbering. For a short length in central Bolton it is known as "St Peters Way".
HAUNTED 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 folklore.
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 more commonplace.
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 here now! http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/ghosts/StreetGhost/
NEW ORLEANS TOP FIVE HAUNTED STREETS
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 St. John.
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 traffic.
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!
Peter Aykroyd spent his childhood watching his family’s parlor séances through the crack of a basement door. Here, for the first time, Aykroyd tells the strange and delightful story that inspired his son, Dan, to make the mega-hit, Ghostbusters. Part history, part family legend, A History of Ghosts starts in 1848 in upstate New York, where the spiritualist craze first began. Aykroyd introduces the reader to notable mediums while telling the story of the development of spiritualism, interweaving a personal history marked by a fascination with ghosts and spirits with the larger narrative about the role the paranormal has played in our culture. Such legendary figures as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini appear and vanish.
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Little is known about why or how haunting's occur. Thousands of haunting's 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.
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