Category: ghost and hauntings

myhauntedsalem: Uley Road CemeteryOver time, …

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Uley Road Cemetery

Over time, a local prank can turn into an urban legend, and then into a ‘real deal’ ghost story.

Uley Road Cemetery is one such place, where nearby events may be the cause for its haunted reputation… at least for one of the stories.

Still, this place creeps out many who visit it.

Image of Moses Garlick Uley Road Cemetery (also known as ‘Uleybury Baptist Church Cemetery’ and ‘Uley Chapel Cemetery’ among others, depending who you ask) is built in Uleybury a little ways East of Munno Para.

When Moses Bendle Garlick, a weaver, migrated to Australia from Uley, Gloucestershire, England, he was so reminded of his home that when he settled he named the area ‘Uleybury’.

In 1851 Garlick paid four hundred pounds for a small chapel to be built in an acre of his land set aside for the church. Garlick also helped the building of the Uleybury School in 1856. Moses Garlick died in 1859 and a memorial spire is erected in the Uley Cemetery to his name and efforts.

The memorial spire for Moses Garlick. There is much history to be found in the cemetery with many tales both grand and strange. A English woman traveled to Uleybury to plant a stick of willow from Napoleons grave on her sons burial plot where it ‘grew into a fine tree’. Many of the pioneers of the area are buried in that acre of land, land which has been used by the many religious denominations common to that area.

As with all cemeteries Uley is not without it’s share of ghost stories. The old chapel which was demolished in 1981 is said to have been used for all sorts of unholy practices. Through the 70’s and 80’s the cemetery was a regular hangout for young people and the headstones and chapel were badly vandalized – most of the damage you see today was caused back then. Many stories have popped up from that time and the stories still linger either re-experienced or passed down as legend.

The Uleybury Baptist Church Chapel (now demolished).One of the more common ghost stories, the ghost in white, may have been seeded prior to 1953 when a local man would dress in white sheets and jump out, scaring the hell out of passers by. The nearby crossroads have the local name ‘Ghost Corner’ due to these pranks. Today people share stories of a girl in white stepping out on the road right in front of your car, or a woman in a wedding dress running out on the road screaming – variations of peoples experiences due to that old prank?

Footsteps, moving shadows, whispers, talking and cries in the dark have all been reported out at Uley Road. Many people who have ventured out there at night have taken away an experience.

myhauntedsalem: Pittsburgh Playhouse   Pitt…

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Pittsburgh Playhouse  

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

Ghosts seem to like theaters. Perhaps many theaters are thought to be haunted because of their cavernous structure and acoustical design that amplify every sound: in a quiet, empty theater, the gnawing of a mouse becomes the sound of an actor’s spirit traversing the stage, or the knocks and creeks caused by the natural expansion and contraction of its many parts is thought to be a deceased crewman still hammering together a set. Then again, perhaps because a theater is a place of drama and every emotion, that those feelings are in a sense captured by the building and re-enacted even when the stage lights are off, resulting in a residual haunting. Certainly, there are many theaters where poltergeist activity and even apparitions have been encountered again and again. 

Before becoming a theater, the building now housing the Pittsburgh Playhouse was at various times a synagogue, a wedding reception hall, a bar and even a brothel. Today it is the performing arts center of Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.  

The playhouse might be one of the spookiest places in all of Pittsburgh, if you can judge by the number of ghosts inhabiting it. One is the ghost of John Johns, an actor who died there in the 1950s of a heart attack. His disembodied footsteps can be heard near his old dressing room, and his apparition, wearing an old-fashioned tuxedo, has been spotted checking on sets and props.

The playhouse has its own Lady in White, too. According to the legend, she was an actress in the 1930s who shot her husband and his mistress upon discovery of their affair, then she killed herself. She has been seen on stage and in the balcony, still toting her gun.

A ghost called “Weeping Eleanor” can be heard crying in the dressing room area. The story goes, her daughter perished there in a fire when the row houses that once stood there burned.

myhauntedsalem: Floating Head

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Floating Head

This was just another ordinary picture of a computer work-station in a suburban home and nothing was noticed out of the ordinary until the film was developed. Clearly floating on the computer screen, which was turned off at the time, is a disembodied head which is definitely not someone in the background or the picture-taker herself. The photographer believes it to be the ghost of her deceased husband but he appears much younger than when he left this earth

myhauntedsalem: ST. BERNARD’S ABBEY GHOST P…

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ST. BERNARD’S ABBEY GHOST PRIEST PICTURE  

The photographs seem to reveal a “ghost priest” possibly manifesting within the church. The photos are actually still images taken from video shot using a full spectrum camera. Chris heard a high-frequency EVP when filming the interior of the chapel and noticed a shimmering light that appeared and disappeared. Looking closely at the photographs, the shape of a human form, head and shoulders, seem to be near the black post on the left side of the photo. Cistercian monks still live at the abbey, and the site is known to be haunted.

myhauntedsalem: Who is that behind the door…

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Who is that behind the door?  

In April 2017 I went on a ghost tour of the Whaley House in San Diego.

I took many pictures while on the tour. Later on in the evening, I went through my photos to see if I caught anything.

In the doorframe of this bedroom, there appears to be a figure looking at the camera. 

Submitted by: Theshadebusiness

myhauntedsalem: Looking Straight at It

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Looking Straight at It

This photo was taken at a wedding by a friend of a colleague. The wedding party was held at an old farm in Norway, famous for being the former home of M. Munthe (a children’s book author). There was no one present at the wedding wearing black, and the picture was taken by one of the guests (I think he/she snapped it with a cell phone camera). The professional photographer (you can see part of his gear to the right in the picture) had no “natural” explanation for the “figure.”

He hadn’t seen any camera “glitch” like it before, and they said no one else was standing where the figure is standing. So what do you think?

myhauntedsalem: 7 Signs of Poltergeist Acti…

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7 Signs of Poltergeist Activity  

You put your set of keys or your cell phone down in the place you always put it. You turn around a minute later and it’s gone. You and your family search high and low for it, but it cannot be found. Later—sometimes days later or longer—the object mysteriously reappears in the very place you always put it. Or, more bizarrely, you later find it in a ridiculous place, like high on a bookshelf, in a shoe box in the closet or some other spot where you’d never put it in a million years. This is known as the Disappearing Object Phenomenon.

2 – Objects Levitating or Thrown

You’re sitting there watching TV, totally engrossed in a dramatic movie, when suddenly the bowl of popcorn you’ve been munching from rises from the coffee table, floats through the air a few feet, then drops to the floor. Or… you’re having a loud argument with your teenage daughter, and as she storms out of the room, books and knick-knacks come hurtling off of the bookcase, as if reacting to the young girl’s anger.

The movement of physical objects like this can be quite dramatic and can be as slight as a box of Tic Tacs sliding a few inches across a tabletop or as amazing as a heavy refrigerator levitating off the kitchen floor.

3 – Scents and Odors

No one in your house smokes, yet on occasion, the distinct smell of cigarette or cigar smoke can be detected in the bathroom. Or as you’re dressing for bed, suddenly the overpowering scent of lilacs fills the room.

As stated above, all kinds of smells can enter your house from the outside, even from a passing car, so such scents might not necessarily mean poltergeist.

Such scents and odors can also be a sign of ghost activity as they might be associated with a spirit or with a residual haunting.

4 – Electrical Interference

Johnny is having a tough time in school, and sometimes when he enters the living room with that scowl on his face, the overhead light and lamps flicker. Or it’s 3 o’clock in the morning and you’re shocked out of sleep by the stereo in the den turning on full blast and it doesn’t have a remote control that could have set it off accidentally, either from inside or outside the house.

5 – Power From Nowhere

That antique clock on the fireplace mantle hasn’t worked in years, but it’s a family heirloom and you like how it looks there, so you’ve kept it. Quite suddenly, it begins to chime and the second-hand resumes moving, even though the clock hasn’t been wound in ten years. Maybe it’s 9:15 p.m. and the little kids are sound asleep in bed when suddenly Billy’s little choo-choo train begins to chug across the living room floor. You think that’s odd, but you switch it off and put it back down. A few minutes later, the little train starts up again. Thinking there’s something wrong with the switch, you open the battery compartment to remove the batteries… but there are no batteries in it!

6 – Knocks, Rappings, Footsteps, and Other Noises

You’re in your office trying to balance the checkbook, but you find it hard to concentrate when your husband is in the other room banging on the wall for some reason. You go to investigate, but then remember your husband is out bowling—he isn’t even home. No one else is. So where’s that knocking coming from? Or the family is at the kitchen table deep into a heated game of Monopoly. Suddenly, all the chatter stops when everyone’s attention is drawn to the sound of footsteps coming up the basement stairs. Dad checks it out, but of course, there is no one there.

7 – Physical Attacks

Twelve-year-old Alyssa can’t stand how her parents are always fighting. The constant yelling and screaming are driving her crazy. She sits on the floor in the corner of her room, crying with her face in her hands. She winces from a sudden pain in her back. When she checks it in a mirror, she finds fresh scratches. Or the poltergeist activity—from unexplained bangs to flying coffee pots—has been escalating at the Ferman household, and young Becky seems to be the center of it all. It got at its worst when visiting Uncle Donald received sharp slaps across the face, seemingly from an unseen hand.

myhauntedsalem: Confederate Ghost

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Confederate Ghost

This photograph was taken by a tourist visiting the Confederate cemetery near Carnton Mansion in Franklin, Tennessee. Nothing out of the ordinary was seen when the picture was taken however if you look to the upper right of the photograph, hovering in the trees appears to be a figure of man in uniform. Closer examination suggests him to be a Confederate soldier.

myhauntedsalem: CREEPY CRAWLER 

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CREEPY CRAWLER 

Is something creepy on the floor behind her husband? Take a look at this ghost photo we received from Ruth Maxwell.

“This picture was taken in my hallway when my son’s toy was going off on it’s own. There was nothing else in the hall at the time – it looks like a baby…”

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