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Castle Ghosts of the British Isles: Ireland (P…

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Published on Sep 7, 2014

Castle Ghosts of the British Isles: Ireland (Paranormal Documentary)

Meet the unearthly residents of Britain’s most haunted homes in this spine-chilling investigation of legendary ghosts. Eerie reenactments shot on location make you tremble through England’ s Sudeley Castle, Mucaster Castle and the Tower of London. Shiver through Scotland’s notorious Glamis, Duntrune and Fyvie Castles. Steel your nerves in Ireland’s mystical Leap Castle and Castle Leslie. And linger if you dare in the brooding mountains, valleys and castles of Wales, where dastardly deeds still stir the air.

IRELAND
Ireland, the land of saints and scholars, of poets and fairies, is also a country of legends and myths. Castle Ghosts of Ireland is a journey to this land rich in mystery and ancient lore, exploring the eerie halls of Leap Castle & Castle Leslie, where a history of the supernatural and an aura of mysticism abound. Scotland has a turbulent past, filled with bloody feuds, heroic deeds and dark treachery.

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Football Phantoms

In honor of the Super Bowl, here are several stadiums which are home to more than just their respective living football teams.

In the Detroit Lions stadium it is believed that the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa can still be heard cheering on his favorite team. Jimmy Hoffa, the leader of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters Union, was a major Detroit Lions fan up until his disappearance from a restaurant parking lot. Although no one can say what happened to him for sure, many believe that he was murdered. The former Giants stadium was also believed to be linked to the mysterious Hoffa disappearance. It was speculated that Hoffa’s body was buried underneath concrete under one of the end zones. However, there has never been any evidence to support this claim, and the stadium has since been demolished.

Memorial Stadium at Indiana University is haunted by a spirit known as “Mr. Plume.” “Mr Plume”, who’s real name was Michael Plume, was a student at the university in the 1960s. During this time, the Memorial Stadium was just being built. Only a few months away from its completion, the body of the 19 year old student was found hanging from the rafters of an incomplete section. Although he was in a construction site filled with dirt and dust, his shoes remained completely clean. Despite this odd detail, Plumes death was ruled a suicide. Now people who visit the stadium can sometimes still see the ghostly apparition of his body swinging from a rope in the spot that he died.

The Wisconsin Badger’s stadium is home to several ghostly specters. Long before it was turned into a sports field, it was the site of a training site for Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Nearby was also a prison camp for Confederate soldiers. Visitors to the area can sometimes still catch a glimpse of long gone soldiers wandering around.

(Sources:http://sportsplanningguide.com/ghosts-lurk-in-football-stadiums-with-haunted-histories/)

our-spooky-world: Football Phantoms In hono…

our-spooky-world:

Football Phantoms

In honor of the Super Bowl, here are several stadiums which are home to more than just their respective living football teams.

In the Detroit Lions stadium it is believed that the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa can still be heard cheering on his favorite team. Jimmy Hoffa, the leader of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters Union, was a major Detroit Lions fan up until his disappearance from a restaurant parking lot. Although no one can say what happened to him for sure, many believe that he was murdered. The former Giants stadium was also believed to be linked to the mysterious Hoffa disappearance. It was speculated that Hoffa’s body was buried underneath concrete under one of the end zones. However, there has never been any evidence to support this claim, and the stadium has since been demolished.

Memorial Stadium at Indiana University is haunted by a spirit known as “Mr. Plume.” “Mr Plume”, who’s real name was Michael Plume, was a student at the university in the 1960s. During this time, the Memorial Stadium was just being built. Only a few months away from its completion, the body of the 19 year old student was found hanging from the rafters of an incomplete section. Although he was in a construction site filled with dirt and dust, his shoes remained completely clean. Despite this odd detail, Plumes death was ruled a suicide. Now people who visit the stadium can sometimes still see the ghostly apparition of his body swinging from a rope in the spot that he died.

The Wisconsin Badger’s stadium is home to several ghostly specters. Long before it was turned into a sports field, it was the site of a training site for Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Nearby was also a prison camp for Confederate soldiers. Visitors to the area can sometimes still catch a glimpse of long gone soldiers wandering around.

(Sources:http://sportsplanningguide.com/ghosts-lurk-in-football-stadiums-with-haunted-histories/)

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Top 10 Paranormal Myths

Do ghosts only come
out at night? Does bigfoot exist?

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Just because the paranormal is the realm of the
unexplained doesn’t mean there isn’t any explaining to do. Humans have always
sought to give definition to the world around us, and even to the worlds that
may be beyond us. As a result, over the course of millennia, we have developed
countless theories and told endless stories within the realm of paranormal pop
culture, and there have been a lot of misconceptions that have taken root in
the public’s consciousness. Believe it or not, even when dealing with the
mysterious realm of ghosts, aliens and creatures, there are some things we can
fairly confidently label as false. So, to clear up some incorrect assumptions
about the unexplained, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Paranormal Myths:

1. Paranormal Facts Exist
The term “paranormal” applies to anything currently
beyond the range of scientific explanation. So anyone who claims they have
access to the rulebook of the paranormal, and that they know a foolproof way of
making a ghost go “boo!” is probably a charlatan … or about to be pretty
famous. Plenty of researchers – including reputable scientists – have
compelling theories about unexplained phenomena and are attempting to apply
those utilizing the scientific method, but so far, paranormal facts don’t quite
exist.

2. Ghosts Only Come Out at Night
There are a lot of reasons to ghost hunt at night: The
world quiets down as the day fades away; some locations only let you enter
after the close of daytime business hours; it is much creepier at night; and,
most importantly, it’s the best time to play with your sweet night vision
camera! But if you want to chase ghosts, you can just as effectively do it
during the day, according to most paranormal researchers. In fact, it might
even be a more effective time because that’s when the dead were probably most
alive.

3. There is No Physical Evidence of Bigfoot
While there have not been any bodies found, Bigfoot
researchers claim there is quite a bit of physical evidence to suggest the
creatures exists – including hair, blood, tissue, tracks and, yes, poop. There
is also a growing community of scientists who believe in Sasquatch, including
famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum of Idaho State
University, among others. Eric Altman of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society
stresses that, as far as the lack of physical remains (a dead Sasquatch),
fossilization requires very specific conditions and Mother Nature has an
effective system of breaking down animal remains in about 10 days – so a
freshly-dead specimen of the already-rare creature would be hard to find.

4. Only Old Buildings are Haunted
A decrepit, ancient Victorian mansion with broken
windows, creaky floorboards and moldy furniture may be the best haunted house
in Hollywood, but it’s not where ghosts necessarily hang out. Beyond just old
houses, researchers claim to have found paranormal evidence in jails, asylums,
hospitals, hotels, museums, battleships, cruise liners, cars, roads and
forests. New locations can also be haunted, as can the ground where a new building
is established. There doesn’t necessarily have to be a death on the property,
either. It is widely accepted within the paranormal community that objects and
people themselves can be the focus of a haunting.

5. America’s Paranormal Fascination is New
Although the paranormal has become quite popular with the
arrival of investigation-based reality shows, America’s fascination dates back
to the origins of the nation. The paranormal peaked in the US in the mid-19th
and early 20th centuries with the introduction of Spiritualism, a religious
philosophy that espoused that communication with the spirit world is positive.
Mary Todd Lincoln, Mark Twain and Harry Houdini were among the American
celebrities who became part of the paranormal conversation, and the public
gathered in homes and auditoriums to connect with the dead in séances. Beyond
ghosts, future president Teddy Roosevelt wrote of a frontiersman’s encounter
with a Bigfoot-like creature in 1893, and other Sasquatch stories would
periodically make their way into the news. Long before the Battle of Los
Angeles in 1942 or The Roswell Incident in 1947, “airships” were reported in
the skies above America – and newspaperman S.E. Haydon wrote about the crash
of such a ship in Aurora, Texas, in 1897, about 6 years before the Wright
Brothers’ first flight.

6. Aliens are Little Green Men in Flying Saucers
Actually, the most popular aliens are little grey men,
according to believers. In America, “The Greys” are the archetypes when
discussing alien encounters, and were supposedly found in The Roswell Incident.
The creatures supposedly have large, black, buggy eyes and a slit for a mouth
on their over-sized noggin. However, aggressive reptilians and blonde-haired
Nordic humanoids have also been reported by eyewitnesses, along with dozens of
other alien species. As for the flying saucer part, UFOlogists claim we should
add flying crescents, cigar-shaped crafts, triangular ships and a V-shaped
craft to the classic flying saucer motif.

7. No One Still Believes in Vampires
The bloodsuckers from folklore have enjoyed a nice
comeback in paranormal pop culture in the last few years, but they never
completely went away in some societies. Recently, Indian politicians placed a
$2,000 bounty on vampires sucking the blood from villagers’ cattle in the town
of Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu, which called to mind the 2004 exhumation and
subsequent staking of a corpse in Marotinu de Sus, Romania. The supernatural
ghouls may not resemble the sexy beasts of “Twilight” and “True Blood,” but
they are still very much alive (or undead) in various parts of the world. Even
within the United States, there are subcultures of individuals who believe they
are among a class of vampire – with especially active groups in New Orleans
and New York City.

8. Modern Zombies are Supernatural
The term “zombie” has been in use for well over a century
and, before 1968, applied to seemingly soulless slaves created by Haitian
voodoo “magic.” After 1968, when George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
was released, the term was forever changed. Modern zombies are the result of an
unexplained contagion but are not supernatural. According to zombie expert Matt
Mogk of the Zombie Research Society, the modern zombie is a relentlessly aggressive,
re-animated human corpse driven by a biological infection. So, supernatural
vampires, mummies, Nordic draugrs and all revenants need not apply for brunch
with this bunch.

9. Skeptics and Believers Don’t Get Along
There are actually many skeptics involved in the
paranormal community, and they are normally welcomed by investigative groups.
When the 2 groups operate together, the skeptics can assist in disproving
misidentified phenomena. If something cannot be disproven, it then leads
believers closer to a possibly legitimate experience. Dave Schrader, host of
the popular paranormal radio show Darkness Radio, says paranormal believers are
not at war with the “skeptic nation,” and he embraces their input because he’d
rather be taken seriously when findings are reviewed. Additionally, most
skeptics are confused for cynics but actively want a paranormal experience –
but they want it to be real and not just a false positive.

10. The Paranormal is Bad for Business
Even if the phenomenon is unexplained, the business world
is a big believer in the paranormal. Paranormal Tourism, where travelers spend
vacation money on pilgrimages to genre conventions and famous hotspots, is an
active industry. Instead of shying away from a paranormal reputation, locations
are embracing it. Every city seems to have a few ghost tour operations, while
haunted house attractions and vampire balls abound, and entire towns in America
are defined by their paranormal personalities. The Roswell UFO Festival
attracts droves of alien enthusiasts to New Mexico every July. Meanwhile, Point
Pleasant, WV, belongs to The Mothman, and Salem, MA, has a tourism industry
focused on the infamous witch trials. Zombie walks, runs and obstacle courses
(along with proms, protests and pub crawls) are weekly occurrences in cities
across America.

[Aaron
Sagers, Travel Channel
]

Pongo: The Cryptid That Turned Out to be RealMany people have…

Pongo: The Cryptid That Turned Out to be Real

Many people have heard of cryptids such as Bigfoot or the
Loch Ness Monster. While there are many believers out there, there are also
those who believe that cryptids are entirely fictional. However, as the cryptid
Pongo can attest, sometimes cryptids turn out to be real after all.

For hundreds of years there had been reports of a wild man
roaming the jungles in Africa. This man was supposedly a cross between a human
and a monkey. He was extremely violent and had magical powers. This creature,
known as Pongo, had a taste for human flesh. Pongo supposedly enjoyed raiding
villages in order to carry away captives to eat later on. Some said that Pongo’s
were shapeshifters that could turn into beautiful women. They would then lure
in men only to change back into their original form once it was too late.  They could breed with humans to have half
human, half Pongo babies that would retain the cannibalistic urges of their
Pongo side.

While most believed that these reports were fictional, the
world was surprised when, in 1847, the Pongo were found to exist. However,
unlike the legends, the Pongo were not vicious man eating creatures. Instead
they were vegetarian, and cannot reproduce with humans. This animal was renamed
and is now known as a gorilla.

The discovery of the gorilla is proof that some cryptids,
despite fantastical claims, can actually exist. Sometimes it just takes time, perseverance,
and a little bit of luck to find them.

(http://www.newanimal.org/pongo.htm,
https://skeptoid.com/blog/2011/09/01/tracking-the-elusive-pongo/)

A Curse in SalemDuring the year of 1692 one of the most horrific…

A Curse in Salem

During the year of 1692 one of the most horrific and
mysterious events took place in Salem Massachusetts. This time ,when dozens of
innocent victims were accused and condemned as witches, later became known as
the Salem Witch Trials. It was during this time that a woman named Martha Corey
was accused as a witch and thrown in jail. Her 80 year old husband, Giles
Corey, astonished the community by asking to be placed in jail with her.
Conditions in the jails were known to be extremely cold, damp and unpleasant.
Although the sheriff initially denied his request, Giles himself was soon
accused of being a warlock and was also placed in jail.

At this time you
could either plead guilty, which would ensure that you remained in jail, or
plead innocent, which could send you straight to the gallows. Giles refused to
plead either. As a result, he was ordered to undergo a form of torture known as
“peine forte et dure.” Giles was led to a pit and stripped naked. A wooden door
was then laid across his body and six strong men began to pile heavy rocks on
top of the door. The idea behind this form of torture was that as the victim  slowly began to get crushed, he would enter a
plea. However, Giles refused. Instead he kept crying “More weight!” This went
on for two days. At one point the weight became so much that his tongue protruded
from his mouth and the sheriff, who thought this was disgusting, pushed his
tongue back in with the tip of his cane. Near the end, Giles shouted “Damn you
Sheriff! I curse you and Salem!” He cried “More weight!” one more time before
giving up. His wife Martha was hung shortly after on Gallows Hill.

Now, the site where Giles was crushed to death is a cemetery
known as the Howard Street Burial Ground. The spirit of a man thought to be
Giles Corey can sometimes be seen floating around the cemetery. Others have
experienced something cold touching them while they were walking. According to
legend, the ghost of Giles Corey can be seen on the spot he suffered any time a
calamity is about to befall the community. Allegedly his ghost was spotted in
1914 before the Great Fire of Salem which destroyed a third of the city. His
curse also seems to extend as far as the sheriffs. Local sheriffs have reported
being awakened by a strange presence in their bedroom, or experiencing a
suffocating weight on their chest. A high number have died of heart attacks or
have had to leave office due to heart issues.

(Sources: http://www.gothichorrorstories.com/behind-urban-legends/a-warlocks-curse-the-ghosts-of-salems-howard-street-burying-ground/,
https://roadtrippers.com/us/salem-ma/points-of-interest/howard-street-cemetery)

Dark DaysOne of the many prevailing mysteries of the Earth are…

Dark Days

One of the many prevailing mysteries of the Earth are Dark
Days. As the name suggests, a Dark Day is a time when the sun fails to shine
and the surrounding area is plummeted into darkness. This darkness can be
anywhere from gloomy to total blackness.
Although some Dark Days have natural causes, such as dust from a volcano
or the sun simply going behind a cloud, there are some rare instances in which
the sun seemingly goes dark for no apparent reason.

According to a Portuguese historian, the Sun became dim for
a period of several months in 934 AD. Eventually there were many flashes of
lightening and the sun was restored to its original brightness. In the 1800s
there was a total darkness in Amsterdam for several hours. During this day many
people drowned by accidentally falling into the canals. One of the most famous
Dark Days occurred on May 19th, 1780 in New England and parts of
Canada. It is said that if you woke around noon you would have thought it was
midnight. Candles were required throughout all hours of the day and at night
the moon turned as red as blood. Being deeply religious at the time, the
inhabitants of these areas were convinced that it was the end of the world
brought on by humanities sins. There was no eclipse that occurred at this time,
nor was there any volcanic activity. Scientists are still trying to figure out
what occurred on that day, although it is thought it could be a combination of
a forest fire, a thick fog, and cloud cover.

Although there are typically natural causes behind Dark
Days, the Days which cannot be readily explained are sometimes attributed to
more supernatural claims. These explanations include a wormhole being opened, a
temporary rip in time and space, and alien activity.

(Sources: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-18097177,
http://www.phenomena.org.uk/features/features/darkdays.html,)

Camping Cryptids Summer is the perfect time for people to go…

Camping Cryptids

Summer is the perfect time for people to go hiking and
camping. While most out-door adventurers worry about taking safety precautions
against the weather, bugs, and wild animals, most do not even think about the possibility
of running into something much more mysterious. Yet every year, numerous
reports emerge of eerie creatures being sighted among the thick trees in the woods.
Below is a list of some of the more popular cryptids that have been sighted
throughout the years. Perhaps next time you go into the woods, you will spot
one yourself.

The Wood Devils:
Seen around Coos County, New Hampshire since the 1930s, these creatures have
been described as looking very Bigfoot-esque. They are typically around 7-9
feet tall wih long, shaggy tan-grey hair. Unlike other Bigfoots, Wood Devils
hide behind trees when they see a human coming. If there is no place to hide,
the Woods Devil will stand completely still. Throughout the years, many
outdoorsmen and campers have heard the screams of these creatures echoing
throughout the woods.

The Whirling Whimpus:
Another Bigfoot like creature, the Whirling Whimpus is said to be responsible
for the deaths of numerous lumberjacks in the North American Woods. It is said
to look like a 7ft tall gorilla, with a fat black body and legs that have
hooves,  that will hide behind a bend of
a trail while a human walks by. As soon as the victim walks closer, the
Whirling Whimpus will spin around on one hoof quickly, so as to become almost
invisible. While doing this it will make a low humming sound that seems like it
is coming from the trees above. When the prey looks up, the Whimpus will
attack.

Devil Monkeys: Devil
Monkeys are large baboon-like primates that are being spotted in forested areas
of Flagstaff Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, among other places They
are described as being 4-5 ft tall, very quick, having sharp pointed faces,
long springy legs, and 3 toed razor claw feet.
The first sighting took place in 1934 in South Pittsburgh, Tennessee,
when reports of a creature that could jump extremely high began to surface. The
first official sighting of the Devil Monkey came in 1959 as a couple who was
driving through the mountains on their way home in Saltville, Virginia when
their car was attacked. The ape-like beast left three scratches on their car.
Two days later, two nurses from the Saltville area were driving home when a
similar creature ripped the convertible top form their car. Reports continued
throughout the years, with many of them involving the Devil Monkeys attacking
local animals. One couple in 2006 came home to find a “devil-like” creature
attacking their dog.

Flatwoods Monster:
The Flatwoods Monster can be sighted in both Flatwoods and Frametown, West
Virginia. The monster is said to be about 10ft tall, and it looks like it is in
some sort of space suit or robotic armor. It has a cowl in the shape of an ace
of spades, a huge round head, two large eyes that glow green-orange. The Body
is a metallic armor structured with thick vertical pipes. The very first report
of the Flatwoods Monster came on Sept 12th, 1952 after three boys
saw a bright object fall from the sky and land in an acre of land belonging to
a local farmer. They ran home, grabbed a small search party, and went to the
farm to see what the boys had seen. Upon reaching the site, the group saw a
huge ball of fire. They also saw two small lights over to the left of the
object. When he put his flashlight on the lights it revealed a creature which
hissed and began gliding towards them before changing directions. The day after
this incident, a couple driving home had their car come to a sudden stop. A
sulfuric odor filled the air. They then saw the Flatwoods Monster standing in
front of them.

Lone Pine Mountain
Devil:
This creature is a winged carnivore that lives in the West Coast.
Some believe it is related to the Jersey Devil. The animal is said to be large,
furry, multi-winged, and have razor sharp talons. Its beak also contains rows
upon rows of venomous fangs.  Sightings
began back with the early settlers, including the Forty-niners, who began
spreading the tale after numerous coyote and bobcat carcasses were found laying
about in the dessert. There were also stories of prospectors found with
unrecognizable facial features and torsos eaten clean to the bone. Although
sightings were frequent early on, they eventually diminished in the early 1900s.
Although sightings were scarce for 100 years, starting in 2003, there has been
an increase once again of reported Mountain Devil Sightings.

Nightcrawler:
This cryptid has made two appearances so far. The first one was in Fresno
California while the other was in Yosemite National Park. In both instances, it
was only caught on video. The creature appears to be only around 4ft high. It
is extremely thin with a white humanoid body. However, it does not seem to have
any arms, and appears to be wearing a white gown or cloak. According to some Native
Americans, Nightcrawlers have existed on Earth for a long time. They are
thought to have come from a planet that was mostly swampland.

Jersey Devil: The
Jersey Devil is one of the most talked about creatures in cryptozoology. It is
said to terrorize the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. This creature supposedly had
huge bat wings, hooves, horns, and a forked tail. Reports of the Jersey Devil
include wailing in the forest at night, the slaughter of domestic animals,
footprints, and of course, sightings of the Devil himself. One of the most
memorable group encounters occurred during January of 1909. During this time,
the newspapers published hundreds of accounts on the Jersey Devil. Some of
these accounts included the Jersey Devil attacking a trolley and a social club.
Although there have not been as dramatic sightings recently, there are still
those who claim to have seen the Jersey Devil today. In fact, for many who
inhabit the area, it is almost expected that they will have a Jersey Devil
sighting during some point in their lifetime.

 (Source: http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Cryptids)

The White Witch of Rose HallLocated in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is…

The White Witch of Rose Hall

Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a beautiful Jamaican
Georgian style mansion known as Rose Hall. However, Rose Hall is not so much
famous for its architecture as it is for the legend that surrounds it.
According to legend, and to local reports, the mansion is haunted Annie Palmer,
the “white witch” who supposedly murdered her three husbands and tortured the
many slaves who worked on the plantation.

Rose Hall was built in the 1770s and soon after became the
property of John Palmer. Rose Hall also featured an adjoining sugar cane
plantation known as Palmyra. During this time, about 250 African Slaves were
forced to live and work at the plantation.

Legend has it that Annie was born in England, but later
moved to Haiti with her mother and father when she was around age ten. After her
parents died of yellow fever, Annie was adopted by a nanny who taught her
voodoo and witchcraft. Later on, Annie moved to Jamaica where she married John
Palmer. It is said that she was looking for someone who was wealthy, and that
she had used magic to get John to fall in love with her. Soon after her
marriage, Annie poisoned John in order to gain control of the plantation.
However, she did not remain single for long; she quickly married her second
husband who was an English planter. Once again, she murdered this husband (this
time by stabbing him to death), only to marry a third time. This third marriage
ended like her other two, with Annie strangling her third husband to death with
the help of one of her many slave “lovers”, Takoo.

Other than being known for murdering her husbands, Annie
Palmer was also known for her cruelty towards the plantations slaves. Annie was
feared by all, as she was known to use voodoo magic. She was even known to
murder slave infants so that she could use their bones for black magic. Slaves
who were unfortunate enough to get in her path were whipped, tortured, and put
to death. It is also said that she had a torture chamber in the basement of the
house for her own amusement. Annie would also force slave men to have romantic
relations with her. Eventually, one of these slave lovers, named Takoo,
murdered her after Annie murdered his granddaughter. After she died, the slaves
still feared that she would use her powers from the spirit realm to attack
them. Therefore she was buried in a tomb behind the house, and a voodoo ritual
was attempted to keep her locked inside. However, the ritual was not completed
and Annie’s spirit has been free to roam ever since.

Despite the fact that the legend is almost entirely false
(there was an Annie Palmer, but she did not murder her husband or torture the
slaves), there are still reports of hauntings at the plantation. Footsteps can
be heard walking down the stairs and running hurriedly from the main hall to
the back entrance , tapping can be heard on the walls and whispers can be heard
in the dungeon. People have heard the cries of infants and old music. Annie
herself is also seen on a giant black horse in a green velvet dress. Supposedly
she will chase visitors with a whip. During the homes renovations in the 60s, workmen
reported having tools being moved or hidden on them, only to reappear exactly
where they were originally left, or in an odd inaccessible place. Others heard
their name being called by an unseen presence. Workers would also find that the
floors they had refurbished the day before would be dirtied over night with
what looked like blood stains.

(Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Witch_of_Rose_Hall,
https://theculturetrip.com/caribbean/jamaica/articles/who-is-the-white-witch-of-rose-hall/,
http://paranormalstories.blogspot.com/2006/02/white-witch-of-rose-hall.html)