Category: hauntings

A Haunted Hot-Spot – The Goldfield Hotel

A Haunted Hot-Spot – The Goldfield Hotel:

Goldfield has its share of supernatural stories, and the formerly lavish hotel is the obvious hot-spot for tales of woe and wandering spirits.

Visited by several ghost hunting shows and countless independent seekers, the hotel has many stories of suicide and murder, the kind that let the imagination shift into overdrive when it comes to ghosts. Some of the more theatrical visitors claim that it’s a vortex, one of the seven gates to Hell itself. Perhaps the most classic story to come out of the abandoned lodgings is based on actual mining mogul George Wingfield.

Continue reading at Atlas Obscura. 

The 13 Most Bone-Chilling & Haunted Places in …

The 13 Most Bone-Chilling & Haunted Places in Alabama:

Haunted places in Alabama open a doorway to a harrowing unknown — unexplained mysteries, terrifying ghostly encounters and paranormal entities clinging to their former lives. These apparitions lurk unseen, laying a dark, perturbing blanket over the atmosphere, heavy enough to keep you up all night. Some of us spend the month of October searching for this bone-chilling thrill, while others of us play it safe and just trick-or-treat. But, for those brave souls who celebrate Halloween seeking terror-filled, hair-raising scares, we bring you a few of the most haunted spots in Alabama. These are not for the faint of heart. Read on, if you dare …

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Are ghosts real? Here are 7 of Knoxville, East…

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Ghosts can be so, well, ghostly. But several Knoxville buildings are known as the homes of spirits.

Here are the stories of some of Knoxville’s most haunted spots, plus two scary East Tennessee spots:

Bijou Theatre

If any downtown Knoxville building should be haunted, it’s the Bijou Theatre, formerly called the Lamar House. Completed around 1817, the 803 S. Gay St. building’s been a tavern, hotel, storefront, Civil War hospital, brothel, restaurant and theater.

Civil War Union Gen. William P. Saunders died in the Lamar Hotel bridal suite. He’d been brought to the hotel turned Civil War hospital after he was shot during fighting Nov. 18, 1863.

But it’s the spirits of others who’ve been heard or seen through the years. Footsteps, early morning flashes of light and a ghostly man walking up stairs have been reported. Items fall from or get moved around shelves. The spirit of a vaudeville-era technician has been heard.

Continue reading at Knox News/ USA Today. 

The 19th-Century ‘Gang of Ghosts’ That Terrori…

The 19th-Century ‘Gang of Ghosts’ That Terrorized Chicago’s North Side:

The spirits that haunted the Rowe household in the summer of 1889 were no ordinary ghosts: “They cannot be seen. They do not softly and silently glide all in white. On the contrary, they yell, and fight, and fire pistols, and fall down stairs, and do all sorts of mysterious, not to say diabolical, things.” So reported the Chicago Tribune on July 18, 1889, announcing that an other-worldly presence—indeed, a whole gang of them—had taken up residence on the city’s North Side. Over the course of just a few days, the tale would spawn thousands of local rubberneckers, a lawsuit, and a reproach from a paper four states away.

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equinoxparanormal: The Most Haunted Objects o…

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The Most Haunted Objects of All Time – “The Anguished Man” Captured On Video

This scary-looking painting was kept in Sean Robinson’s grandmother’s attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it from her. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil, explaining how the artist who created it had mixed his own blood with the paint, and then killed himself shortly after completing it. She claimed to hear voices and crying when the painting was displayed. Also, she had seen the shadowy figure of a man in her house. These events led her to lock the painting away in the attic.

As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, he and his family started experiencing the same kinds of creepy phenomenon. His son fell down the stairs, his wife felt something stroking her hair. Robinson’s family also saw the shadow man and heard crying.

Robinson decided to set up a camera overnight to try to capture some of the strange events on tape. Robinson’s YouTube videos show slamming doors, rising smoke, and the painting falling from a wall for no reason.

Frightened, Robinson soon put the painting down in his basement, but he is not interested in selling it.

[Beverly Jenkins]

UPDATE:  Sean Robinson has recently been working with Mysteria Paranormal, taking The Anguished Man to some of the most haunted locations in the UK. Click here to read the results from their investigations.

Former First-Daughter Shares Scary Story abo…

Former First-Daughter Shares Scary Story about the White House being ‘Haunted’

Jenna Bush Hager, former first daughter and current Today show host, believes the White House is haunted. She opened up about feeling a ghostly presence at the former residence of her parents, President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush. 

Here’s how Jenna told the story:

“My phone rang, it woke us up in the middle of the night. We had a fireplace in our room, and all of a sudden we started hearing, like, 1920s piano music, as clear as day, coming out of the fireplace. I jumped in Barbara’s bed, we were both awake.

The next week, we heard the same thing but opera. And we talked ourselves out of it, but then I said to a guy, Buddy, one of my favorite men in the world, who still works at the White House. I said, ‘Buddy, you wouldn’t believe what we heard last night.’ And he goes, ‘Oh, Jenna, you wouldn’t believe what I’ve heard.’ It’s haunted! It’s scary, but they came with all good intentions. They were friendly ghosts.“

Haunted places in Carlsbad, NM

Haunted places in Carlsbad, NM:

1.  Carlsbad Public Library

The Carlsbad Public Library is over 120 years old. The land was given to the town of Eddy by Charles B. Eddy on Nov. 20, 1889 and an original structure was built in 1930.

In 1960, a bond issue was passed for the building of a new complex. Completed in 1960, the library stands today as it was then, allowing for extensive renovations along the way.

That history may have some implications in its current status as “haunted.”

“Staff and patrons at this branch library complain of an entity that throws books and sets off alarms,” according to one website.

Continue reading at Carlsbad Current Argus/ USA Today.

A scary number of people claim to have seen gh…

A scary number of people claim to have seen ghosts:

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The global marketplace surveyed 2,000 people about their favorite spooky fall holiday and found that more than 60 percent of people admit to having seen a ghost in their lifetime.

In addition, more than 40 percent of those surveyed think their pet has seen one too. The research, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Groupon also found one in three people have either lived or stayed in a house they felt was haunted.

These are the Most Haunted Spots in Canada tha…

These are the Most Haunted Spots in Canada that You Must Road Trip to this Fall:

Canada is known for having a deep and super haunted history, so in order to make the most of the next couple months you’ll need to decide which destinations are the most haunted and worth visiting.

Luckily, this list will help do that for you. Happy ghost hunting!

1. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Where: Banff, Alberta

Why it’s haunted: Visitors and staff at the hotel frequently see a ghostly bride walking up and down the hotel’s staircases. A few hotel suites are known to have resident spirits that try their best to make it hard for guests to have a good sleep.

Continue reading at MTL Blog. 

A scary number of people claim to have seen gh…

A scary number of people claim to have seen ghosts:

The global marketplace surveyed 2,000 people about their favorite spooky fall holiday and found that more than 60 percent of people admit to having seen a ghost in their lifetime.

In addition, more than 40 percent of those surveyed think their pet has seen one too. The research, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Groupon also found one in three people have either lived or stayed in a house they felt was haunted.