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TheWatcher
06-22-10, 11:58 AM
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These are those places...you've heard about them...
Through the years things just seem to happen ...
Experiences and unnerving reputations and things that go bump in the night...
These are the places that are considered the most haunted places in the world.
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We'll start this off with...
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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A favorite destination for ghost hunters as well as the public at large since it has been opened to tours.
Built in 1829, the imposing Gothic structure was originally designed to hold 250 inmates in solitary confinement. At the height of its use, however, as many as 1,700 prisoners were crammed into the cells. Like many such places of high emotional stress, misery and death, the prison has become haunted.
One of its most famous inmates was none other than Al Capone, was was incarcerated there on illegal weapons possession in 1929. During his stay, it is said that Capone was tormented by the ghost of James Clark, one of the men Capone had murdered in the infamous St. Valentine's Day massacre.








Other reported haunting activity includes:

A shadow-like figure that scoots quickly away when approached.
A figure that stands in the guard tower.
An evil cackling reportedly comes from cellblock 12.
In cellblock 6, another shadowy figure has been seen sliding down the wall.
Mysterious, ghostly faces are said to appear in cellblock 4

Ida Monster
06-22-10, 06:11 PM
My house. ;)

Dew
06-22-10, 08:03 PM
:eek:

Frecklestoo
06-27-10, 03:39 PM
Great thread idea TW. I have one in my town that I'll post about later. I also sent you a PM about my friend Jim who works with Paranormal State's Tony Sperra. He has a cool website with some known CT haunts on it. I'll get back here later and do that!:)

TheWatcher
06-30-10, 01:03 PM
Great thread idea TW. I have one in my town that I'll post about later. I also sent you a PM about my friend Jim who works with Paranormal State's Tony Sperra. He has a cool website with some known CT haunts on it. I'll get back here later and do that!:)

Sounds good. Post the link to his website so we can all visit.


Heres a really haunted place. Gettesburg, PA. I've been here. I did not see or experience anything but the place gives off a really strange vibe. I wish I took a voice recorder. The next time I go there Im going to bring one and see if I can get anything.

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Devil's Den is located within the Gettysburg National Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

During the Civil War, the Confederate Army fought against the Union Army at this location. That may explain why many visitors claim to see ghostly apparitions of Confederate soldiers there. Also strange lights and/or the sound of gunfire have been reported. Many ghosthunters have experienced camera problems in the area as well.

If anyone ever gets the chance to go to Gettysburg...do it. Its a really unique place...


Also in Gettysburg

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The Farnsworth Inn is located at 401 Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Farnsworth Inn is supposedly one of the most haunted inns in America.
Countless visitors have witnessed strange things in the old house.The most haunted area is said to be the attic.
During the Gettysburg Battle, Confederate sharpshooters used the attic to shoot Union soldiers. It is also berlieved that it was one of these sharpshooters who accidentally killed Jennie Wade.

It is said that this place is Very active and that just about every room in the Inn has something going on. Hundreds of people have actually checked out during the night unable to wait till the morning to make an exit.

TheWatcher
06-30-10, 01:13 PM
Heres another "Haunted Place" to add to the list...
...If in New Orleans...go here...at night.
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The Octoroon's House is located at 734 Royal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Heres the story:
The house is said to be haunted by the ghost of an octoroon (a woman who is 1/8 black) named Julie.
In the early 1800's it was common for young men to acquire an octoroon to keep as a mistress. The only condition was that they could never marry.
The story goes that Julie was head-over-heels in love with her master and all she wanted to do was to get married to him.
One December night during a ball the master decided to make a sort of dare. He told Julie that if she could prove her love for him, he would marry her. Julie said she would do anything to prove her love.

The master told Julie that in order to prove her love, she would have to stand naked on the roof of the house all night until dawn. If she did this, he would marry her. The master had no idea she would actually accept this challenge. He went back downstairs to enjoy the ball.

The next morning the master went to Julie's room to check on her. He was surprised to find her room empty. He immediately rushed upstairs to the roof. When he looked outside he saw his mistress huddled near the eave of the roof, frozen to death.

Today, only at night people claim to see a naked woman on the roof top.

TheWatcher
06-30-10, 01:28 PM
Just thought of this one.
I've been here.
Browns Pie Shop
Steep Hill, Lincoln
UK






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...and baby thay aint kidding when they say "steep hill":nanabobo:
The basemant is said to be haunted by a playful child. We ate upstairs.
We had "tea" there but did not fnd out about the basement activity until after we left and went on a ghost walk the next night.

Frecklestoo
07-01-10, 03:10 AM
Okay, this is my friend Jim's website (http://www.826paranormal.net/). He is a Bridgeport, CT police officer and a paranormal investigator and photographer. He has worked with Lorraine Warren who is a well-known ghost hunter/demonologist in CT, as well as Tony Spera from Paranormal State. I used to work with Jim and his wife and they would tell us stories about the haunted apartment they lived in. We lost touch, and recently found each other on facebook. His website lists a bunch of haunted places in CT...he does a bus tour at Halloween of Bridgeport's haunted places....hmmmm, I just might go to that this year!

9mile monster
08-04-10, 05:20 PM
This thread should start hopping in a few months.

But has anyone ever experienced anything in Mesa Verde? This is the old Anasazi cliff dwelling in SW Colorado? We were there a number of years ago. Never felt anything, but when we looked at our film pictures we saw long vapors, or sun rays coming up from the cliff dwellings. We all wondered if we caught anything.
I would think that that place would be inhabited by the spirits of the long departed people. No one really knows what actually caused the people to leave their homes. They just disappeared.

TheWatcher
09-28-10, 06:56 PM
Rolling Hills Asylum
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Located between Buffalo and Rochester, Rolling Hills Asylum (http://www.rollinghillsasylum.com/)'s enormous 53,000+ sq. ft. brick building sits on a knoll in the hamlet of E. Bethany, N.Y. and has been a popular destination for ghost hunters for many years. Opened on January 1, 1827 and originally named The Genesee County Poor Farm, it was created by Genesee County to house those eligible for assistance including paupers, habitual drunkards, lunatics, the blind, lame or otherwise handicapped, orphans, widows, vagrants, and even a murderer or two. In the 1950s it became the Old County Home & Infirmary, and then in the 1990s was transformed into a set of shops and later an antiques mall. When the property owners, vendors and shoppers began to notice strange occurrences, a paranormal group was called into investigate and Rolling Hills' spooky reputation was born. Reports include disembodied voices, doors mysteriously held shut, screams in the night, shadow people and more.

Dew
09-28-10, 07:43 PM
I wish the article had the paranormal group's name and findings. I avoid old building where bad stuff took place. Shadow people = :aaa:

Vickie
09-28-10, 08:08 PM
Ghost Adventures did Rolling Hills

Dew
09-28-10, 08:33 PM
Guess I missed it. ;)

TheWatcher
09-29-10, 04:58 PM
Top-10 most unusual haunted places in the US

10. Visit the haunting grounds of Bugsy Seigel, Liberace, Redd Foxx and Elvis in Vegas (http://www.hauntedvegastours.com/), including the "Motel of Death," where various celebrities met their demise, with guides who say they received help from a paranormal historian in crafting their tour.

9. Drive the haunted highways (http://www.prairieghosts.com/highways.html) of America, including byways in Missouri, Mississippi, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and many more.

8. Take a walk with ghosts of former patients who are reputed to haunt this psychiatric hospital (http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Ghost_Adventures/Special_Features/ci.Nj_Psychiatric_Hospitals_Haunted_History.custom ), located on 325 acres in New Jersey.


7. See the sights at Gettysburg, Pa. (http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Ghost_Adventures/Special_Features/ci.Gettysburgs_Haunted_History.custom), the scene of the Civil War's bloodiest battle, where 51,000 Americans were killed or wounded from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Hot spots include the Hunterstown Battlefield, the Gettysburg Engine House and the National Soldier's Orphan Homestead.

6. Decide for yourself whether aliens touched down in Roswell, N.M. (http://www.roswellnm.org/) in 1947, when many local residents said they saw an unidentified flying object fall from the sky and land in a local rancher's yard. Do they still lurk overhead?

5. Civil War buffs might also want to check out what some consider America's most haunted plantations (http://www.squidoo.com/americas-most-haunted-plantations), located everywhere from Louisiana to Virginia.

4. Travelers who are bewitched by Salem, Mass. (http://www.hauntedsalem.com/)' checkered past will want to check out Gallows Hill, which is believed to be haunted by the spirits of 19 witches hanged there.

3. Locals advise that visitors should "use extreme caution" before exploring New Orleans oldest and reputedly most haunted burial ground, St. Louis Cemetery Number 1 (http://www.hauntedneworleanstours.com/cemeteries/stlouis1/), where voodoo practitioners are said to refuse to rest.

2. Many ghost hunters are fascinated with California (http://theshadowlands.net/places/california1.htm), where dozens of locations from high schools, to former battleships, to rehabilitation clinics, are said to be home to poltergeists. Even Disneyland (http://www.carpenoctem.tv/haunt/ca/)is reputed to be inhabited by the paranormal.

1. Some believe that San Diego's Whaley House (http://www.whaleyhouse.org/) -- where many members of the Whaley family passed away in the half century they lived there -- is America's "most haunted house."

TheWatcher
09-29-10, 05:44 PM
Ghost tales lead to discovery of veterans' remains



The Associated Press • September 24, 2010
BUFFALO — The cremated remains of seven World War I, World War II and Korean-era veterans are set to be buried with full military honors today in a long overdue ceremony that organizers say was set in motion by ghost tales at a New York museum.

The ashes were among 24 sets of remains discovered 10 years ago in the basement of a funeral home that’s now the Iron Island Museum in Buffalo.

Museum staff say a picture moved mysteriously from its place, sightings of shadowy figures and other oddities convinced them it is haunted. A psychic picked up an “Edgar” — the name on one of the remains’ labels. The names were traced and museum president Linda Hastreiter discovered the remains were those of veterans, including Edgar Zernicke.

As a coordinator for the Patriot Guard Riders’ Veterans Recovery Program, she arranged today’s burial at Bath National Cemetery in Steuben County.

Dew
09-29-10, 07:37 PM
Ghost Adventures did Rolling Hills

I caught the Rolling Hills episode last night like around 1 or 2 AM. I am not sure of the time. There were a lot of EVP's. I really abhor when Zack provokes and says stuff like hit me or take me. One of these days he will regret being aggressive and stupid. :rolleyez:

TheWatcher
10-01-10, 04:39 PM
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Gettysburg Ghost ?

Tawaret
10-01-10, 05:59 PM
Ghost tales lead to discovery of veterans' remains



The Associated Press • September 24, 2010
BUFFALO — The cremated remains of seven World War I, World War II and Korean-era veterans are set to be buried with full military honors today in a long overdue ceremony that organizers say was set in motion by ghost tales at a New York museum.

The ashes were among 24 sets of remains discovered 10 years ago in the basement of a funeral home that’s now the Iron Island Museum in Buffalo.

Museum staff say a picture moved mysteriously from its place, sightings of shadowy figures and other oddities convinced them it is haunted. A psychic picked up an “Edgar” — the name on one of the remains’ labels. The names were traced and museum president Linda Hastreiter discovered the remains were those of veterans, including Edgar Zernicke.

As a coordinator for the Patriot Guard Riders’ Veterans Recovery Program, she arranged today’s burial at Bath National Cemetery in Steuben County.

That is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.

Vickie
10-01-10, 06:34 PM
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Gettysburg Ghost ?


to me that looks very very photoshopped

9mile monster
10-01-10, 09:39 PM
We were going to go to Gettysburg this month. http://www.losttv-forum.com/forum/images/styles/grey/smilies/frown.gif Now we've got to put it off due to family issues. BUT we will get there eventually, if not this month then in the spring for sure. Who wants to go there in the winter? Too much snow in the mountains, right?

But my library is hosting the local paranormal group this month for talk and then a hunt downtown. There will be another night of slide presentations of the hauntings of Michigan by some other group. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Fun.

Frecklestoo
10-01-10, 09:46 PM
I caught the Rolling Hills episode last night like around 1 or 2 AM. I am not sure of the time. There were a lot of EVP's. I really abhor when Zack provokes and says stuff like hit me or take me. One of these days he will regret being aggressive and stupid. :rolleyez:
He's REALLY annoying.:rolleyez: You're right...one day he'll provoke the wrong entity.

My friend's parents were telling me that they went to Savannah and it was really creepy. They said the whole city just had that eerie, you're-not-alone feeling.

TheWatcher
10-08-10, 02:06 AM
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New College Lane, Oxford Ghost
Photo: Sue Tomlinson


Tourist captures spooky image on camera (http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8427740.Tourist_captures_spooky_image_on_camera/)
Heretic bishops have been burned at the stake and soldiers shot down during the English Civil War so it's not surprising Oxford is regarded as one of the most haunted cities in England. But this spooky spectre took one tourist by surprise when it appeared in her photograph...

TheWatcher
10-08-10, 02:12 AM
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Graignes Ghost Soldier (http://paranormal.about.com/b/2010/10/04/graignes-ghost-soldier.htm)

Monday October 4, 2010

"While touring the Normandy beaches in the fall of 2008," Tim says, "my wife and I visited the cemetery and ruins of the cathedral in Graignes. I took a single photo of a marble plaque commemorating the massacre of American paratroopers and French citizens by German forces in 1944. Reflected in the black marble, over my right shoulder, is the grainy figure of a soldier. Interestingly, the soldier is in black and white and the photo is in colour. No one was in the cemetery but us at the time


Source: Stephen Wagner (http://www.losttv-forum.com/bio/Stephen-Wagner-3374.htm) Blog


Hey its the season...lets get SPOOKY

Dew
10-08-10, 02:17 AM
A reflection of something that isn't there. Interesting.

TheWatcher
02-15-11, 12:43 PM
Is Your House haunted?

Bumps in the night, shadows and unexplainable occurrences happen in manyhttp://www.mostlyghosts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/is-my-house-haunted.jpg (http://www.mostlyghosts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/is-my-house-haunted.jpg) homes. Much of these experiences can be attributed to the house settling, airflow through a house, light reflection and so on. If you have found yourself wondering if the strange experiences you have had could be something more than just coincidence you may be wondering “Is My House Haunted (http://www.mostlyghosts.com/index.php/haunted-places-scary-places)?”

The first step to deciding whether or not your house could in fact be haunted is to do some investigating. First, you need to know the history of your home. How old is your house? Who owned it before? This may seem tedious but many haunted places have a story behind them. Were there ever any traumatic or high energy events that took place in your home or on it’s grounds? Just because your home is only a few years old does not mean that your house cannot be haunted. In fact it is a misconception that only old, dark and cob web filled houses can be haunted. Suppose you decided to build a house on the Gettysburg Battlefield. We all know the tragedy and pain that transpired there. The grounds themselves hold somewhat of an energy of their own. So in addition to the house history you should also find out the grounds history as well.

Talk to locals. Ask locals who have been around for awhile if they know anything about your house. You don’t have to say “Is My House Haunted?” You can just ask if they know any history. You may be surprised at just how many people know more about your house than you do. Also, if there are any ghost stories associated with it, folks are usually quick to tell you without anyone asking.

Verify Claims. This step is often overlooked even by seasoned ghost hunters. Check your local library and other sources of public records. Decide which stories have validity and which do not. You may even be able to start connecting your own experiences with the home’s history.

Survey your home. Is there scientific explanation for what you have experienced? Checking to see whether or not there are high emf readings in or around your home that could answer some of your questions. Sometimes it could be as simple as the electrical wiring in your home that is causing your haunted experiences. High levels of electromagnetic energy has been known to cause paranoia and even hallucinations. Sometimes these EMF’s can happen naturally within the earth. They are also associated with the manifestations of ghosts and spirits. So if there are no obvious sources of the EMF but you can detect spikes that are associated with haunted happenings, you may just have a haunted house. These detectors are readily available online and are usually not very expensive.

Talk to what you think may be causing you to wonder “Is My House Haunted?” I know it sounds silly. You can buy a digital recorder and record your one sided conversation. Just like you may have seen famous ghost hunters do on tv, you can play it back and even enhance or analyze your recordings with free software like audacity. You might find out that they weren’t one sided conversations after all.
Another important step to deciding if your house is haunted is to look within yourself. Are you normally a completely sane and rational person? Do you take any medications that could be causing the feelings that your house is haunted? As funny as this sounds..Have you bumped your head? Sometimes brain injuries do not manifest themselves instantly and abnormal feelings including hallucinations could be a sign of something far scarier than a ghost.

What If My House IS haunted?
If you have exhausted all of the above steps and are convinced that your house is haunted, you may want to call in professionals at this time. There are professional paranormal investigators out there who can not only help to verify your experiences but can counsel you as well. They can help you with the obvious reaction of horror upon discovering that your house is haunted with real ghosts.
Afterwards it’s time to decide how you feel. Does knowing that your house is haunted make it even more interesting or fun to live there? Are you ready to pack up and move out as quickly as possible? Fortunately most cases of hauntings are not harmful or dangerous to the residents. It really is more spooky than anything. Some have even grown to accept that there house is haunted and consider the entities within their home “friends”. There are no promises that you will have such a friendly ghost, however.

Finally, if you decide to sell and you have discovered that your house is haunted, it is required in many areas that you disclose this information. So when your potential buyer asks “Is My House Haunted?” You just may have to say yes.
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TheWatcher
02-15-11, 12:47 PM
Haunted Tales of the Wayside Inn (http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2011/01/haunted-tales-of-wayside-inn.html)


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The Wayside Inn (72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts) will be featured on the Travel Channel next month but it won’t be the typical piece that mentions fine dining, charming rooms and a quaint New England setting, or the Martha-Mary Chapel and other picturesque surroundings of the historic 1716 inn.

Last week, a paranormal crew spent a couple days at the Sudbury inn, including a night in Room 9 where over the years guests have claimed they’ve seen, smelled the perfume or experienced in other ways the ghost of Jerusha Howe. The group remarks that they saw an apparition Thursday night believed to be Howe, who died in 1842.

Jerusha Howe was the innkeeper's sister. A pianist, she was born in 1797 and died unmarried at the age of 45 in 1842. While living at the inn, which at the time was a boarding house, Howe occupied rooms 9 and 10

Howe, aka ‘The Belle of Sudbury,” fell in love with a gentleman from Britain, who promised to love her forever. When he left to go back home, he promised to return and marry her. She waited, and waited but he never came back.

The story goes she died of a broken heart and for the past 150 years she’s been haunting the grounds,

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THE WAYSIDE INN HISTORY

This 300 year old Hotel hasn't changed much in decorum or style from what it had been from the beginning, thanks to careful renovation by the Ford Trust. However, throughout its long history, 7 additions were added onto the original dwelling to make room and accommodate both the needs of travelers and the needs of "family, slaves, farmers and tavern workers."

In 1707, David Howe built a two room house with an upstairs sleeping quarters for his wife Hepzibah and their baby, the first of seven offspring. This track of land which Howe owned had been formally belonged to the Indians, going back 3,000 years.

In 1716 How was granted a license to run a "House of Public Entertainment" and was known as How's Inn in 1716, keeping a long family tradition of running an Inn and Tavern. The original downstairs, which was the kitchen, became the bar, while another two story addition was added for family quarters and eventually throughout the years became the parlor, which Longfellow made famous.

Thirty years later, under the new management of David's son, Colonel Ezekiel Howe, the Inn became known as the "The Red Horse." Colonel Ezekiel How additions included the Back Parlor (which doubled the size of the Inn in mid 1700s), the West Kitchen, and the bed chambers above it, and The New Hall, which was a ball room or reception room.

Interestingly, it became a meeting place for the militia to group and organize before they followed Colonel Ezekiel on April 19, 1775 to fight in Concord during the Revolutionary War.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iq2vQY1Jeaw/TS9DZCM-5AI/AAAAAAAAXN0/Y3gT6eAY79w/s400/wayside2.JPG (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iq2vQY1Jeaw/TS9DZCM-5AI/AAAAAAAAXN0/Y3gT6eAY79w/s1600/wayside2.JPG)A supposed manifestion in a mirror at the Wayside Inn
True to familial form, Colonel Ezekiel Howe passed the Inn down to his son, Adam Howe in 1796. Adam was as successful as his father. He added the old kitchen building which was separate. He in turn passed the Inn onto his son Lyman Howe in 1830. Lyman never found the right woman to marry and died childless.

One of the most famous guests to grace the sign in book was the poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who came for a rest, to recover from his wife's death and to find inspiration to overcome his writer's block, in 1862. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow indeed found comfort and inspiration here. He wrote his book, Tales of a Wayside Inn in 1863 in the Hotel parlor.

Longfellow described the Inn, in 1863 - As a old Hobgoblin Hall, in need of a little TLC. "Old Hobgoblin Hall. With weather-stains upon the wall, And stairways worn, and crazy doors, And creaking and uneven floors, And chimneys huge, and tiled and tall." (Web Site)

After Lyman Howe died, the buildings were no longer used as an Inn, though the nice hall was rented for receptions, and special events.

In 1897, a well -to-do wool merchant, Edward Lemon bought the whole property, and reopened the Inn, which by this time really need some TLC. It was Lemon who renamed the Red Horse Inn to the be The Longfellow's Wayside Inn, with the idea of making it a place to come for aspiring writers and poets. Besides sprucing up the place, Edward added onto the building what was once the carriage house, remodeling it into an art gallery, where Edward showcased his art collection.

After Edward died, his wife Cora sold the property to Henry Ford in 1923, who was the one who renovated the Inn, moved other original buildings, from the time such as the old school house, onto the large property, and made the last additions to the Inn.

When Henry died, he willed it all to the state in a educational and charitable trust to be used as a historical museum. The is also now an Inn again, which has delighted some entities who have made their home here once again.

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HISTORY BEHIND THE MANIFESTATIONS:

Jerusha Howe (and perhaps two other entities once source claims) still make this Inn/ restaurant home.

The Story of Jerusha Howe... Jerusha was the sister of one of the owners during the period of time which spanned 4 generations of this family. She fell in love with a gentleman from Britain, who wooed her, promising his love forever. When he left to go back to the British Isles, he solemnly promised to return and marry her. It is the age old story. Something happened to him on the way to Britain or on his journey back to America, because he never returned. Perhaps he was a Casanova with a wife in England!

No one knows what happened to this suitor, but Jerusha Howe's heart was broken; yet remained resolute. She never gave up hope, pined away for him, and never married anyone else, as she waited patiently for him to return. While she continued to live her life, enjoying her music abilities, tending to her duties, her love life was frozen in time. She needed counseling with a good therapist, but that wasn't an option during her time. After spending 44 years of living / working in the house, She died a single lady, whose spirit still waits for the love of her life, having fun teasing the living males who visit, and seeing after others as well while waiting.

MANIFESTATIONS:

Secret Drawer Society - Since the 1900's ghostly experiences with Jerusha have been written down in notes and stuck into drawers in the rooms and in other crannies found in the Hotel. While Jerusha likes to hang out in rooms 9 and sometimes 4, she has been experienced all over the Hotel. Evidence of her citrus-scented perfume, her piano playing, the feeling of her presence, being touched by her and seeing her actual apparition has been occurring here for a very long time indeed. The three rooms which were Jerusha's living space were located over the kitchen. They were made into one room, now Room 9.

1) Personal Room Visits... Jerusha Howe:

The three rooms which were Jerusha's living space were located over the kitchen. They were made into one room, Room 9, when the new hall was finished. She occasionally visits other rooms as well, to check on her guests.

a) A male guest shares, "Around 5 am she came into my room, sat at the foot of my bed, and a few moments later, walked in front of my bed (she looked like a small strip of green light) disappeared in front of the door." (Web-site link to this personal testimony.)

b) On the stairway which winds up to the 2nd floor where her living quarters were located, the living have experienced "A haunting, faintly perfumed presence and a light, swift step on the narrow, twisting stairway." (Web Page Story) c) Room 4 - Located above the famous parlor in the first addition. In room 4, artist / writer Victoria Shearer was treated to a spectral light show. (Web Page Story)

2) She sometimes forgets her social manners and gets a little affectionate with male visitors:

a) Some male visitors claim to have been caressed and gently touched by Jerusha in an alluring fashion.

b) She has been known to climb into bed with an unsuspecting male visitor on occasion for a brief time, perhaps giving him an affectionate hug!

3) When the Hotel is empty of visitors, the piano piece, Copenhagen Waltz, can be plainly heard by the living, perhaps coming from her old piano. - hauntedhouses.com

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Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn (1862)

The October 1862 visit to the old Howe Tavern by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his publisher, James Fields, would have a far reaching impact on the literary and artistic significance of America's oldest hostelry. Longfellow made the defunct Sudbury tavern the gathering place for the characters in his 1863 book Tales of a Wayside Inn, and because of the poet’s immense popularity, generations of readers, poets, and artists would seek out the colonial landmark for decades to come.

After the death of the last Howe innkeeper in 1861, the homestead operated as a boarding house for itinerate farmers and other temporary guests. But Longfellow penned such a vivid portrayal of the Howe tavern and its innkeeper—the Landlord of the Tales—he captured the public's imagination. The day-trippers who visited the tumble-down structure were only shown a few scantly furnished rooms, but that did not slow the near-daily rush of tourists.

The first printing of his Tales sold out in a single day, and curious literati flocked to the once great inn and tavern just to catch a glimpse of the poet's muse. For over 30 years the old Howe Tavern would subsist as a homestead and boarding house but simultaneously known as the place made famous by Longfellow. Years before the Inn's name was actually changed, people began referring to the old Howe property as Longfellow's Wayside Inn. While local apothecaries and general stores sold souvenirs bearing images of the veritable landmark with its new nickname, it wasn't until 1897 that the Inn's cultural and commercial relevance was fully recognized.

Edward Rivers Lemon was a wealthy antiquarian and wool merchant from Medford, Massachusetts. His purchase of the Howe property in 1896 was newsworthy, as Boston papers announced his intention of making his new business venture a "mecca for literary pilgrims." Lemon's wanted to attract people to South Sudbury as a summer retreat, emphasizing its age-old traditions as well as its artistic and literary history. It was Edward Lemon who officially renamed the Howe Tavern Longfellow's Wayside Inn and went as far as to arrange for the Society of Colonial Wars to gather at the inn in 1897, where historian and orator Samuel Arthur Bent gave his speech "The Wayside Inn—Its History and Literature." - wayside.org

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moonshadow707
02-15-11, 04:51 PM
Wasn't the Wayside Inn the place that Zak & Co were at on last week's Ghost Adventures episode? The "Valentine's Day" one? I don't know how he could go on embarrassing himself like he did there. Usually I just find him annoying, but it was embarrassing to watch. He's so full of himself.
And another thing (as long as I'm venting about that show) is that they spend almost the entire first half of the episode on the setup of the story of the place, plus goofing around. Only the second half is spent on the actual ghosthunting. At least GH and GHI get down to business pretty quickly.
Eh, I still watch Ghost Adventures, for the times when they actually catch an EVP or video image... definitely not for the guys themselves. I prefer Barry Fitzgerald of GHI. Just my .02.

Mr. Bill
02-15-11, 05:10 PM
We were in Santa Cruz over the weekend and stopped by the Brookdale Lodge (http://www.hauntedbay.com/features/BrookdaleLodge.shtml) for lunch.
Unfortunately it was closed due to major renovations, but it was open to walk around in. One thing about renovations, it seems to aggravate the spirits and they become more active. There was definitely something there, and the low lighting, the old leather chairs, art-deco and 30's and 40's style furnishings really added to the atmosphere. We'll definitely go back when it's open.

Dew
02-15-11, 08:56 PM
Good read regarding if a home is haunted TW. When I buy my land I am going to investigate everything I can before making a purchase. The worst is having a new home on hallowed or cursed ground.

btw I don't really watch the 1/2 hour of GA any more. I never liked Zac but he gets on my nerves more and more with each episode.

Dew
02-15-11, 09:22 PM
Here is something that we haven't touched upon yet. This is one of the things that really makes me take a step back. Nothing worse than something that cannot be cleansed or exorcised.

btw Marc Rice has some fabulous meditation vids on YouTube. I listen to them frequently.
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Phantasma: The Remains of Our Days

As we go about our day to day business we receive tons of information from our interactions with others, both verbal and non-verbal. And every night while our conscious minds shut down our subconscious mind attempts to filter and assimilate everything we have experienced with its symbolism. Symbols. Everything appears to have a double meaning that ultimately is connected to something else. Does everything get assimilated in its proper place? What if what we experience on a daily (or nightly) basis is too stressful to be assimilated with just 8 hours of sleep? Does our subconscious mind just assimilate what it can and leave the rest for us to deal with at a later time? How much can we accumulate before we experience a breakdown? How much is enough? It seems that if we are to keep our sanity we need to become masters of polarizing our emotions.

But most of the world's population doesn't meditate, does it? And it could be argued that there are many people who live very stressful lives who never experience some kind of breakdown. So, what happens to all of that emotional residue? If it isn't being assimilated and dealt with, then it is definitely being released in some manner. But, where does it go? Does it just disappear?

Read the entire article at:

Source - http://www.runehealing.org/hauntings.htm (http://www.runehealing.org/hauntings.htm)

ETA: change to only reflect 1st 2 paragraphs

airlybird
02-16-11, 12:07 AM
I'm a firm believer in the power that projected and/or accumulated energy (positive and negative) has and that it is able to affect us.
Years ago I had a very "menacing presence" in my house...I (and several others) heard it and I felt it (once right behind me and to say it made me scared is an understatment) and although I never saw it, I pictured it in my head as a very big and extremely angry male, because that's what it felt like.
Now years later I'm more inclined to consider that it may not have even been a ghost as such, but maybe just a build up of bad/negative/dangerous and destructive energy that was created and had built up over time due to circumstances at that time.
I don't think this (I don't know what to call it...Residual?...Projected?...Amassed?) energy is the cause for all ghostly/spirit happenings, but I definately think it could be a plausable explanation for a large number of them.

Dew
02-16-11, 12:40 AM
Phantasm airly. Did you read the link? I freak at this stuff. :scared:

Mr. Bill
02-16-11, 12:55 AM
Interesting. There's a debate about the nature of Poltergeist, which quite frequently happen in houses where an emotionally disturbed pre-teen lives. One theory suggests that these kids subconsciously manifest the energy to throw things around, which would fall in line with Phantasm.

Dew
02-16-11, 01:01 AM
Yeah they can be artificial elementals, I would think. Masses of energy with no corporal connection.

airlybird
02-17-11, 10:02 AM
Phantasm airly. Did you read the link? I freak at this stuff. :scared:
I just got around to reading it this morning Dew, i saw your post the other night when i was just quickly browsing the forum before i went to bed and i wanted to respond, but was too tired to put in much detail or to read the link at the time.
Interesting. There's a debate about the nature of Poltergeist, which quite frequently happen in houses where an emotionally disturbed pre-teen lives. One theory suggests that these kids subconsciously manifest the energy to throw things around, which would fall in line with Phantasm.
Nice one Mr Bill, i was going to bring this up if noone else did.
Teenagers and pre-teens are going through major physical and emotional changes. Emotions are an extremely powerful thing that we can't control (we feel what we feel whether we want to feel it or not) we can only learn to ignore them, "hold them in" and we can also choose not to act on them.
How many times have we heard someone (or have said ourselves) during a particularly rough (and therefore emotional) time say, "I'm tired of feeling like this" Or "This is draining me".
That's because emotions take a lot of energy to sustain (outbursts drain energy, which is why we sometimes feel better after an argument or a good cry...Stress drains energy, which is why someone in a prolonged sad or stressfull situation feels tired and empty) but pre-teenagers and teenagers (like children) have boundless amounts of energy, yet their emotions are unstable and erratic, so they could create more energy than thier body can process which could lead to...Theoretically, a build up (an explosion) of pure energy.
That kind of thing doesn't frighten me (I mean...it might make me scream and run away if i witnessed something like that, of course it would) but what i mean is the "nature" of it doesn't frighten me, it's basically just like an electricity surge, it might give you a shock and pop a few light bulbs or blow up your toaster, but it's not personal. We all project energy and we all sense it to a degree (Ever just got a "bad vibe" from a stranger in a public place? Ever walked into a relative or friends house and even though everyone is being normal and friendly you get a really uncomfortable and tense feeling, so you make your excuses not to have to there stay very long, only to later discover that an argument had recently taken place?)
What DOES frighten me though, is that you can get a build up of energy that's been created and is fed with melevolence/hostility...And even though it's not typically classed as an entity in it's own right, it would be just as frightening and harmfull to you (if not more actually) than being haunted/stalked by a melevolent ghost.

Vickie
02-18-11, 03:09 AM
George Lutz speaking of his last night in Amityville

YouTube - Amityville - George Lutz describes the last night in the Amityville House

Frecklestoo
02-18-11, 11:12 AM
I didn't watch the video, but wasn't the Amityville haunting a hoax?

hurleygurley
02-18-11, 11:47 AM
I think so Freckles.

airlybird
02-18-11, 12:02 PM
I didn't watch the video, but wasn't the Amityville haunting a hoax?
I think so Freckles.
No one really knows if the actual Amityville Haunting itself was a hoax or not, but the book/and movie contained lots of untruths, and George Lutz said the events described in the book were "mostly" true but as the whole thing (untruths included) was marketed as "A true story" a law suit was filed and won and the whole thing questioned.
Both George Lutz and his wife did take a lie detector test though, which they both passed. And the priest also claimed that certain things had happened, such as a voice told him to "get out", he felt a slap across his face and that he got blisters covering his hands similar to stigmata (that he had earlier stated had not happened) so it's all kinda unknown really. I think it's the general consensus that there was some kind of a haunting taking place there, but some details were definately hyped up and over dramatised for the sake of making money.

ETA: Link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror

Vickie
02-18-11, 12:16 PM
I know from first hand knowledge that the book had fabrications in it. George Lutz did not authorize it to be written that way. The whole story was not a lie, but had embellishments in it. The movie was worse as to showing "reality". The house was very much haunted and things did happen there.

Frecklestoo
02-21-11, 04:24 PM
I know from first hand knowledge that the book had fabrications in it. George Lutz did not authorize it to be written that way. The whole story was not a lie, but had embellishments in it. The movie was worse as to showing "reality". The house was very much haunted and things did happen there.The book scared the crap out of me...I read it as a teenager. I'm still afraid I'll see glowing pig eyes if I look in a dark window.

Mr. Bill
03-01-11, 07:37 PM
I guess ESP led off this thread. This ghost video still gives me the creeps. You can see a sort of foot, but since the tape wasn't sped up, the figure moves in an inhuman fashion, and that balcony was dark. I mean, why wouldn't ghosts have feet, or even wear tennis shoes? It's still very compelling to me.

YouTube - Eastern State prisoner ghost


eta: The way it spins and heads back the other way defies momentum and physics, imo. Even Michael Jackson couldn't do that. :)

Frecklestoo
03-02-11, 07:15 PM
I guess ESP led off this thread. This ghost video still gives me the creeps. You can see a sort of foot, but since the tape wasn't sped up, the figure moves in an inhuman fashion, and that balcony was dark. I mean, why wouldn't ghosts have feet, or even wear tennis shoes? It's still very compelling to me.

YouTube - Eastern State prisoner ghost (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9L7QLzNLa4)


eta: The way it spins and heads back the other way defies momentum and physics, imo. Even Michael Jackson couldn't do that. :)
That is the craziest ghost footage they've ever gotten, IMO.

TheWatcher
03-22-11, 12:30 PM
DOG TOWN
http://www.unexplainable.net/brainbox/uploads/2/Dogtown_1.jpg
When looking into the world of ghost towns, no one is expecting a happy story with a good ending. In fact, most of them are fairly bleak. But someone looking into the paranormal history of Dog Town would soon find it to be one of the most bleak and disturbing stories outside the realm of fiction. If towns were like people that could be born, live, and die - Dog Town, Massachussettes would have most certainly been murdered.

It would be impossible to tell the entire story of Dogtown in one sitting or even a full day of storytelling. It is one of America's untold stories complete with a cast of characters, a plot, and a final curtain. If it were a play, it would most certainly have started out as a story of hope and promise but shortly ended with tragedy. All that remains other than legends of the paranormal end to Dogtown are the massive stones considered moral guidance to some, and a warning to others. At one point hikers might stumble across a rock that bears the solemn words, "Never Try, Never Win." When one considers the end to this ghost town, the words take on an eerily prescient tone.

The town is densely wooded, and it's terrain is far too rocky for the residents to have reliably built a farming community. But it is secluded. Secluded enough from the coast that any force attacking from the sea would find it difficult to reach the residents when they lived there. And it's secluded in other ways as well. When its population was dwindling there was an epidemic of unexplained madness running through the town. And some of the historians at the time noted that it seemed to come about just as the land around the town was rejecting the prospect of any human stepping foot there. Built on an ancient cursed stretch of land, the final residents were accused of witchcraft.

The last man who ever lived in Dogtown was a freedman who went by the name Cornelius. Shortly after contact with the town was lost by the surrounding communities, and traders stopped coming out from there a search party was dispatched where they discovered Cornelius huddled in the basement. He had been driven mad, and was living out what appeared to be his final days in the middle of winter. Realizing they couldn't in good conscience leave anyone in this forsaken place, Cornelius was taken to a poorhouse in Gloucester where he soon died.

Just what is it about some places that make them so cursed that not even the ground will yield food? And why would an entire community so suddenly vanish from the face of the Earth? Occasionally onlookers are drawn to the community, and it has ground for hikers and bicyclists who wish to immerse themselves in the morbid history of the town and get a glimpse of what a town might look like in the grave.

Source: Unexplainable.net

Echo
03-22-11, 08:04 PM
My friend's parents were telling me that they went to Savannah and it was really creepy. They said the whole city just had that eerie, you're-not-alone feeling.

Being a native Savannahian I can agree it's spooky. But it's so lovely and beautiful you don't mind. They have really cool/legit ghost tours that they do that are pretty spooky at night.

Warthawg1
03-22-11, 08:46 PM
DOG TOWN
http://www.unexplainable.net/brainbox/uploads/2/Dogtown_1.jpg
When looking into the world of ghost towns, no one is expecting a happy story with a good ending. In fact, most of them are fairly bleak. But someone looking into the paranormal history of Dog Town would soon find it to be one of the most bleak and disturbing stories outside the realm of fiction. If towns were like people that could be born, live, and die - Dog Town, Massachussettes would have most certainly been murdered.

It would be impossible to tell the entire story of Dogtown in one sitting or even a full day of storytelling. It is one of America's untold stories complete with a cast of characters, a plot, and a final curtain. If it were a play, it would most certainly have started out as a story of hope and promise but shortly ended with tragedy. All that remains other than legends of the paranormal end to Dogtown are the massive stones considered moral guidance to some, and a warning to others. At one point hikers might stumble across a rock that bears the solemn words, "Never Try, Never Win." When one considers the end to this ghost town, the words take on an eerily prescient tone.

The town is densely wooded, and it's terrain is far too rocky for the residents to have reliably built a farming community. But it is secluded. Secluded enough from the coast that any force attacking from the sea would find it difficult to reach the residents when they lived there. And it's secluded in other ways as well. When its population was dwindling there was an epidemic of unexplained madness running through the town. And some of the historians at the time noted that it seemed to come about just as the land around the town was rejecting the prospect of any human stepping foot there. Built on an ancient cursed stretch of land, the final residents were accused of witchcraft.

The last man who ever lived in Dogtown was a freedman who went by the name Cornelius. Shortly after contact with the town was lost by the surrounding communities, and traders stopped coming out from there a search party was dispatched where they discovered Cornelius huddled in the basement. He had been driven mad, and was living out what appeared to be his final days in the middle of winter. Realizing they couldn't in good conscience leave anyone in this forsaken place, Cornelius was taken to a poorhouse in Gloucester where he soon died.

Just what is it about some places that make them so cursed that not even the ground will yield food? And why would an entire community so suddenly vanish from the face of the Earth? Occasionally onlookers are drawn to the community, and it has ground for hikers and bicyclists who wish to immerse themselves in the morbid history of the town and get a glimpse of what a town might look like in the grave.

Source: Unexplainable.net




Sounds to me like the people there were driven mad after they realized
moving to such a barren waste land of nothing was a really, really dumb
thing to do. One might say they were crazy before they moved there...
'cause if they weren't... they wouldn't have done it.

snakey
03-22-11, 10:08 PM
Being a native Savannahian I can agree it's spooky. But it's so lovely and beautiful you don't mind. They have really cool/legit ghost tours that they do that are pretty spooky at night.

I always wanted to visit, it looks like a beautiful town. I read somewhere that it's the most haunted place in the US, General Sherman's march of blood left it's mark.

YouTube - The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Echo
03-23-11, 12:37 AM
I always wanted to visit, it looks like a beautiful town. I read somewhere that it's the most haunted place in the US, General Sherman's march of blood left it's mark.

YouTube - The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMHyovwX7JM)


Best song.

TheWatcher
05-17-11, 05:46 PM
http://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/energy-waves-or.jpgResidual energy and residual energy hauntings are very common.
Have you ever walked into a room right after an argument? Often, the room practically crackles with energy.
Have you ever shopped at a thrift store and backed away from something? Did it just bother you, and you didn’t know why?
It could be imprinted with residual energy. It might not be haunted or cursed, but it’s something you sense anyway.
Energy can be stored in objects. Sometimes, like heat from a stove top, the energy is gone in minutes.
In other cases, it lingers. That’s especially true when the drama is reinforced. Battle re-enactments are a good example. They renew the dramatic tension at the site. At many re-enactments, people report seeing ghosts.
Sometimes a room or building retains energy. Sometimes a few objects do. Often, those objects turn up at eBay and rummage sales. They seem too good to throw out.
Then, someone else takes the object home. Maybe the price is too good to resist. You figure you’ll find a good home for it, later. At home, people respond to it in interesting ways.
Some hate it on sight. They demand, “Why’d you bring that home?”
Others feel uncomfortable around the object, but don’t say anything. Now and then, someone actually likes it.
When you sense energy from an object, and it bothers you… that’s the kind of object featured on the TV series, The Haunted Collector.
http://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/face-nervous.jpgThat object holds residual energy. Many people call this a residual energy imprint. It was around intense energy, like a power struggle or tragedy. Some of that energy remained in the object. It may be the result of particle exchange (http://thehauntedcollector.com/haunted-objects-how-they-work), part of normal physics.
If you feel ambivalent about an object in your home — especially it was purchased secondhand — you may have a haunted object.
The longer it’s in your home, the more you connect with it. Worse, it influences everyone around it. Get it out of your house.

Some people attempt to cleanse haunted objects. If it holds just a little residual energy, that might work. The process is called space clearing.

One technique involves using a sage smudge.
A “singing bowl” can be used for space clearing one object or an entire room.
If the item small enough to bury in sea salt for a few days, that can help.
You could have a priest or minister bless the object.
However, if the object is really creepy, cleansing it may not work. The residual energy imprint may be too deep. It’s like a stain from a permanent marker; you can’t remove all of it.
You may need help. Ask someone who specialized in haunted and cursed objects.
It’s important to find someone who deals with dark energy. Also, they need to have years of experience. If their training involved watching every episode of “Ghost Hunters” and “Haunted Collector” and “Extreme Paranormal,” that’s not enough.
Above all, don’t burn the object. Don’t try to destroy it.

TheWatcher
05-17-11, 05:49 PM
Haunted Ouija Boards


http://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ouijaboard.jpgAll you have to say is something like haunted objects or paranormal items or even just the word “cursed” and many people think about Ouija boards.
What is it about Ouija boards, anyway? Why are Ouija boards haunted more than other fortune telling tools?
Sure, now and then I hear about someone bouncing off the walls and burning a Crowley Thoth deck because it’s cursed. (The Thoth deck is like Tarot cards, but a little different.)
Mostly, when people talk about fortunetelling tools, I hear about haunted or cursed Ouija boards.
And then the person assures me that the Ouija board can’t be the source of his or her problems, because they burned the Ouija board.
Burning a haunted object is one of the stupider things you can do. Oh, I understand why someone does it. They want that item gone.
However, the smoke particles then infiltrate the entire environment. And, if the particle exchange theory (http://thehauntedcollector.com/haunted-objects-how-they-work) is right, the energy finds its way back to you like a homing pigeon.
Worse, you’re stuck with it because you can’t find all the smoke particles and quarantine them.
But the question is, what is it about Ouija boards that makes them so dangerous?
For one thing, it’s such an old fortunetelling game, people don’t always know to touch the “Goodbye” point on the board to close the session or end the connection. So, the spirit keeps talking to (or through) them even after they’ve put the Ouija board aside.
Also, a lot of people don’t take Ouija boards seriously. They think it’s just a toy or a game.
It’s not.
In some cases, people deliberately manipulate the platen (the pointer) on the Ouija board . They get it to spell out a meaningful message for “fun” and that scares the people who don’t know it’s deliberate.
Putting that kind of fear into someone can make them more vulnerable. It’s a Law of Attraction thing. Don’t do it.
However, any time you deliberately allow a spirit to use your body (like trance medium work), or connect with you physically and move part of your body without your control (like with a Ouija board) you put yourself at risk.
Zozo
A lot of people have seen the Zozo Ouija board videos. They’ve scared a lot of people, and maybe they should. Here’s one of the original videos.
http://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyte/play.pnghttp://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyte/controls-425.png Scariest Ouija Board Demon ZOZO Possessed Girl



[Or click here to see it at YouTube.com]
Here’s what John Zaffis said on a radio show, talking about Zozo — a spirit or deity associated with Ouija boards. (A deity is an ancient, powerful spirit or god, usually based in Pagan and earth-based religions.)
According to John, the name Zozo keeps coming up over & over again. Listen here:
http://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyte/play.pnghttp://thehauntedcollector.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-youtube-lyte/lyte/controls-425.png John Zaffis on Zozo Hauntings and Ouija Paranormal Activity



[Or click here to listen at YouTube]
In that interview, John raises a good point. When energy comes through an object such as a Ouija board, and there’s a name, it’s important to research that name. See if it’s garbled or misspelled. See if it’s a known name of a demon or deity.
However, remember that demons can pretend to be deities. Demons can pretend to be anyone, including your great-aunt Bessie. They can be very convincing.
It’s best to avoid Ouija boards. And, if you get into trouble with one, don’t burn it.

TheWatcher
05-17-11, 05:51 PM
YouTube - Haunted Objects Prt1



Haunted Objects – How They Work?





In the following video, one explanation is a visit from “the other side.” Someone in spirit form is interacting with an object. At the time, the object seems haunted.
However, after that interaction, the object isn’t necessarily haunted or cursed, and it’s not a possessed object.
It’s just a talisman or a reminder of that spiritual encounter through an object.
In the glass in the video, the woman has a happy reminder. It’s important to remember that “haunted” doesn’t always mean “evil.”
A second explanation of haunted objects appears at about the seven-minute mark in this video. That is, a person and an object can exchange physical particles. When that happens, you’ve left a marker on the object… and it’s left its mark on you.
That’s a good thing when it’s a lucky charm or a blessed item.
When it isn’t… that’s the scary kind of haunted or cursed object. That’s a haunted object that can cause huge problems in the home or business where it is.
However, disposing of the paranormal object becomes a challenge because it’s now connected to you through exchanged particles.
This may be one reason why John Zaffis, star of SyFy’s Haunted Collector, says that you shouldn’t just throw out a haunted object. You certainly shouldn’t break it into pieces or burn it.
First, move it away from human contact. By doing that, you reduce the number of particles you’re exchanging.
Putting a barrier between the object and people — such as wrapping it in a couple of trash bags and putting it in an unused shed or storage unit — can further reduce the particle exchange.

Becky
05-17-11, 05:58 PM
Blue font hurts my eyes. :(

TheWatcher
05-17-11, 06:07 PM
Blue font hurts my eyes. :(


sorry

Frecklestoo
05-17-11, 08:21 PM
You guys have probably heard of the Warrens...they're demonologists. They have a room in their house where they keep creepy "haunted" items from their investigations. Apparently, they have a doll that's possessed...I've heard about it from a couple of people who have worked with them. They do a lecture every year around Halloween, but I've never been...the demonology stuff creeps me out.

Dew
05-17-11, 10:24 PM
My stars. I just spent an hour watching videos by the Warrens in addition to the ones in this thread. I have to stop doing that. :eek:

That doll is Annabelle. Lots of stories about it. I don't go into places that have stuff like that. I feel uneasy at the door and trust my inner self to back away and wait outside for people I am with that enter it.

Now Oujia boards are a different thing. I won't get any where near one of them. I went to see a friend some years back who had moved and was visiting for the first time in their new place. I just couldn't enter. I was feeling unsure so I peaked in the window to see what could be causing it. A board was hung on the wall. Seems they treated it like art. I freaked. They wrapped it up in a blanket and put it in the garage while I was there. I hate the boards. btw most of the symbols in the video are astrological symbols for the planets and signs. A circle with a dot inside is the glyph for the sun.

TheWatcher
06-06-11, 12:46 PM
Top 10 Signs Your House is Haunted (http://paranormalnewscentral.com/hauntings/related-topics/top-lists/555-top-10-signs-your-house-is-haunted)




I'm sure you've heard plenty of stories about haunted places and the terrifying things that go on there, but what makes them so haunted?

Hauntings happen to just about everyone in all walks of life. Even famous people like Nicolas Cage, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Dane Cook claim to have lived in haunted places, though all have either moved out or cleaned out the bad spirits. There are plenty of signs to look for when you are in a house that may be haunted, and these are the top 10.

10. Strange smells


http://paranormalnewscentral.com/images/top/top32.jpg


One usual sign your place could be haunted is strange smells you normally shouldn't sense. These scents can be abrupt and come from nowhere. A spirit may sometimes bring with it scents it was once familiar with or had, such as cigar smoke or fresh flowers. Knowing whether or not the smells are coming from the house, or from the spirit itself is one way of determining if your house has other inhabitants you may not know about.




9. Odd dreams of people or places you don't know


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If a spirit resides in the house, sometimes they can cause you to dream or even have nightmares about them. You may dream of strange places you've never been to or people you've never seen. It could be a sign that they are trying to explain their story or make contact with you. You have to understand that sometimes, these are spirits of people who have died under extremely unfortunate circumstances. Dreaming about them or places they are familiar with is a sign that the house is still imprinted with their signature and they may not have passed over. You can often find out the history of your home by going to a public records and seeing if you recognize any of the news stories or people contained in the archives.





8. Feeling of being watched



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Some people can be more sensitive to the spirit world than others, and may feel like they are being watched by something lurking in the shadows. Although you shouldn't rely on this feeling alone to determine whether the house is haunted or not, it can be a sign. If you sense that someone, or thing, is watching you, look around and see if you can detect any other strange phenomenon around you. Don't be afraid to go out and investigate as this can provide reassurance of that others aren't around. Sometimes when people first move into a new home, they are overcome with the constant feeling of being watched, and it shouldn't be ignored if it occurs with other signs.





7. Heaviness in the Air


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Some people are sensitive to the fields caused when a ghost or enitity is present in the house, and it often gives the feeling of a heavyness in the air that can sometimes make it harder to breathe. Sudden changes in the air can be triggered by a spirit manifesting itself in the house, and it's another sign there could be something lurking in your house. Normal people can detect these changes as well because of the abrupt changes that happen that may make it more difficult to breathe. Usually after a cleansing, or even an exorcism in more extreme cases, people report the air getting lighter almost instantaneously the rituals are complete.







6. Noises


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Are you hearing strange noises, or even whispers that can't be explained? There's a reason for all the noises, and thats because the spirit or entity may be trying to make its presence known. Of course there can be many noises that can be caused by common household objects or by the house itself, but knowing what noises are normal and which aren't can help you determine the possible cause. Most spirits don't make noises that are detectable by the human ear, and require evp equipment to track. However, there are spirits called poltergiests (noisy spirits) which are well known to produce some terrifying noises by throwing objects around and making things go bump in the night.





5. Changes in air temperature


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Sudden changes in the temperature around you is often a good indicator a spirit is nearby. If you travel through the house and you notice some rooms are much colder than others, or you feel the air around you suddenly getting lower, then it's probably not your a/c. Sometimes when spirits are around, the air becomes colder because it is absorbing the energy around it in order to manifest. Sometimes you may walk through an unusually cold spot in the house even though the air around it is normal. Just because things get cold however, doesn't mean you'll see the figure itself, but it's still a sign that something is near.




4. Things moving around


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Some spirits like to move things, sometimes when you're not there. You should take notice when these types of things happen. If you know for sure that you've put an object somewhere, and it moves from its' original place by someone other than you or other residents, then you might consider stranger reasons. Entities in the house may be trying to make its presense known by moving objects, or they may be trying to play tricks on you by hiding them in places you normally wouldn't put them. Knowing for sure where you put things can help you determine what type of phenomenon is really happening. Sometimes things may move while you are there, like doors opening and closing or objects falling off table. Know that any type of spirit that has the power to perform such feats may not be a friendly one. These spirits want their presence known to the homeowners, and should be taken seriously.




3. Being touched


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Are you being touched when no one else is around, sometimes leaving a mark on your skin? Could be another indicator the house is haunted. Brushing up against something or just feeling a slight breeze can sometimes feel like you're being touched. Knowing for sure what touched you is important, so don't jump to any conclusions just because you feel the hair on the back of your neck tingling. However, if marks are left after the encounter, or even bruises or cuts that you can't explain, then it could be a sign of an evil spirit. If the problem escalates, you should research more into the subject and how to protect yourself from these types of entities as they can be very dangerous if left alone.




2. Sudden changes in mood or behavior


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Although rare, depending on the types of signs you have, sometimes a more sinister enitity may be residing in your home. These spirits may in fact not be spirits at all, but demonic in origin. Sometimes the fear, anger, anxiety, and other emotions that the entity holds may be passed on to the residents of the house, causing mood and behavioral changes. In more serious cases, the outcome may be possession. One must be wary and cautious of both themselves and others if this is the case. Any changes in the mood or behavior of the household should be looked at more to prevent potential complications in the future. If full possession is allowed to take hold, then an exorcism will have to be performed.

TheWatcher
06-06-11, 01:21 PM
Edina Haunted House Video

Minnesota Paranormal Investigators take on an unusually haunted house in Edina, MN, in this May 2011, video case round-up.
Among the many ghosts said to haunt this private home is the spirit of the late actor Dean Martin, who stayed here during the filming of the movie "Airport" (1970). The home is built on an Indian burial ground and they say it is currently haunted.

Read the whole story here: http://www.ufodigest.com/article/edina-haunted-house (http://www.ufodigest.com/article/edina-haunted-house)

Minnesota Paranormal Investigators take on an unusually haunted house in Edina, MN, in this May 2011, video case round-up.

Among the many ghosts said to haunt this private home is the spirit of the late actor Dean Martin, who stayed here during the filming of the movie "Airport" (1970). The home is built on an Indian burial ground and they say it is currently haunted.
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The owner's son, left, tours investigators through the home with tales of a 'violent' ghost residing there.
Credits: Minnesota Paranormal Investigators

In one room on the first floor, when the owners were packing up to move out, a table flew across the room and crashed against a nearby wall. The college-aged son who lived here talks on the video about his experiences - saying that the house seems to have abandonment issues - like the activity goes up tenfold when the family is moving out. He was away at college for three weeks, and upon returning, used his old room to sleep in. While in bed, the window blinds began to move, and they stopped when he simply asked that they stop. But a "powerful force" hit his bed and the bed "shot up."

The son believes the "violent ghost" that resides in the house may have "entered" in 2002 when he was playing with friends in the basement and used a Ouija Board. The bed in the master bedroom once "shot forward" with his Mom and Dad in the bed. On another night, with his mother in the bed, the bed just collapsed to the floor.

The site has had an on-going problem with items disappearing. Sometimes they reappear in a different place and sometimes they are never seen again. But the son tells one very unusual tale about a pair of binoculars he used as a kid that disappeared when he was in the third grade. During a paranormal investigation many years later, the investigators found the same binoculars inside the house "just sitting on a floor."

While the family was packing up, they had the attic pull-down staircase in the down position. His father was standing below it and heard a noise in the attic when no one was up there. He looked up and saw something move, and looking again, he saw what first appeared to be a cat, but it had no hair, big glowing eyes, and a human being smile. The incident obviously upset the man very much.

In one room, the family once saw a bloody face staring back at them from a mirror.
In another incident, the son and a friend heard a rustling sound in a bedroom. When they investigated, they said the room smelled of urine. Looking around the room, they found a fresh puddle of urine on a bed - and they had no animals at that time.
"We took that as the ghost marking his territory," the son said.

They also are plagued with flooding problems where plumbers cannot find the source of the problem. In one corner of a room, after flooding, the area smells of rotting meat.
Watch this unusual video to learn more about the home. The investigators used a Ouija Board - but caution the audience that this is not recommended - something I have heard repeatedly from groups around the country. The Ouija Board, they say, can allow unwanted spirits into your home that you might not be able to get rid of. The board was used only at the request of the owner's son as he believes this was the instrument that put the haunting into motion originally.
From their YouTube page: "Besides the ghost of Dean Martin, it is said that other unfriendly entities haunt the residence. An Ouija Board is used by the son of the owner and the result, although not a credible tool to be used in a paranormal investigation, is a bit unnerving."

Dew
06-06-11, 10:13 PM
Top 10 Signs Your House is Haunted (http://paranormalnewscentral.com/hauntings/related-topics/top-lists/555-top-10-signs-your-house-is-haunted)

What is #1? :o

Structures built on burial grounds of any sort is a violation imo. I would never live in one nor would I build there. I can believe this happened. :scared:

btw I really will never understand why people mess with ouija boards. :no:

TheWatcher
10-18-11, 05:51 PM
Chopticon High School

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The School As It Looks Today.
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The Infamous Senior Barn outside




Chopticon High School (http://fancy-that.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Survive-High-School) is nestled amongst farmlands dating back to the early 1800s, located in the small community of Morganza, Maryland (http://hubpages.com/topics/travel-and-places/visiting-north-america/united-states/maryland/5778). The school was built in 1965, as a replacement to Margaret Brent High School...which was turned into Margaret Brent Middle School.
I attended this high school and before me, my mother attended this high school. Sometime in the 80's, an English teacher who taught at Chopticon was murdered while in the school one day. It was supposedly in the summer, so class was not in session. Mrs. Heater was doing her preparation for the upcoming fall semester and new school year, when a man named Mr. Broome (some say he was a disabled janitor, while others say he worked on the farm nearby) went off the deep end and stabbed Mrs. Heater...many times (or so the legends say). She was found in one of the furthest, most unused bathrooms on the high school's first floor (the school is two stories now but back then was only one floor).
When I was in ninth grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Williams (for privacy purposes this is a made-up name) told us about Mrs. Heater's untimely and terrifying murder back in the 80's. There is even talk that the man was released from either prison or a mental facility, as he claimed insanity to the charges. As a side note, I do not have any hard physical documentation on any of these events, so this is going off of what my teacher's story told and also what my mother and others have told me about Mrs. Heater's murder.
Anyway, many students claim to feel a presence while in the same bathroom that Mrs. Heater breathed her last breath. Some teachers claim to hear phantom footsteps in the hallways or hear doors slamming with no one behind them. I have been inside that very bathroom and before even hearing the story of Mrs. Heater found it to contain quite a creepy and unsettling energy within it's walls. Whether Mrs. Heater's ghost walks the hallways where her life ended is unknown but definitely speculated. Other theories of the ghostly sounds and feelings attribute the nearby, long-gone Native Americans' lands...lands on which the Natives (http://hubpages.com/topics/education-and-science/history-and-archaeology/native-american-history/3673) fought for their lives and lost their lives. Or perhaps the presence in Chopticon's west hallways is merely a left-over energy of the tragedy that occurred there over twenty years ago.

TheWatcher
10-18-11, 05:53 PM
Augusta State University

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Benet House


In the heart of the South is the Augusta State University, embraced by the Georgia (http://crazyhorsesghost.hubpages.com/hub/Haunted-Savannah-Georgia) countryside. If you've ever been to Georgia, you will understand me when I say that there is something quite haunting about the entire state, so it is no surprise that one of their main universities is a breeding ground for paranormal activities.
The University was built in the year 1783 and was shut down shortly to serve as a Civil War Hospital (http://gerberink.hubpages.com/hub/Georgia-Haunted-Hospitals) for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. In fact, there is a small cemetery located near the grounds of the University that is home to the graves of the "Walker" family, and it is here that students and other witnesses have spotted a ghostly Civil War soldier, in a full Civil War Confederate uniform, wandering into the cemetery.
Amongst the most infamous ghost stories told on campus is the most bone-chilling story of all...the story of Emily Galt. Emily Galt lived in a home that is now a part of the University's campus and is known as Bellevue Hall. It was the year 1862, Emily was 21 years old and was engaged to a handsome young man. Unfortunately the young suitable man was called to duty to serve in the Civil War and legend even says that Emily had an argument with him about it. She loved him so and did not want to let him go into battle right before their wedding. He did anyway and inevitably was killed in battle. It is said that Emily etched her name into the window pane of the Bellevue's window pane with her diamond engagement ring, directly before she threw herself from the window and died upon hitting the cold, hard ground below. She wanted to join her betrothed in death, since she would never be joined with him in life. The picture to the right is of a teacher at Augusta State and he is actually holding the window that carries Emily's etched name, still to this day it remains...in all its historic and sad glory. Throughout the past fifteen years, many students and teachers claim to hear an argument between a young man and woman but upon investigation no one is around. The phone lines have been known to act up, as well as other electrical appliances in Bellevue Hall. Is it possible that the young man and Emily's spirits still occupy the Bellevue Hall, re-living their fight the night that he left to go to war? Maybe they'll never be at peace...even though they are together now. Maybe they don't even realize that they're both dead...
Another paranormal hot spot on campus is the Benet House (http://kittythedreamer.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Exorcise-a-Poltergeist) (pictured to the right), which serves as the school's Admissions Office now. Lights turn on and off, footsteps are heard, and an old rocking chair can be heard sometimes at night. Cold spots are also a common thing in the Benet House, and one of the people who work in the Benet House claim that they've witnessed a gray figure dart from their vision within a mirror in the bathroom.

TheWatcher
10-18-11, 05:58 PM
Anybody have anything on Haunted Schools?

Dew
10-18-11, 07:28 PM
Not me. Haunted schools are like haunted asylums. Too much negative stuff, some residual and some very intelligent.

TheWatcher
10-31-11, 12:45 PM
The tricks of the 'Bridgewater Triangle'

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Paranormal researcher Loren Coleman first dubbed it the “Bridgewater Triangle” in the 1970s, but clearly he wasn’t the first to conclude the Hockomock Swamp is a dark and sinister place where terrifying and mysterious things seem to happen on an inexplicably frequent basis.

Hockomock means devil’s swamp or place where evil spirits dwell in Algonquin, Coleman said in his introduction to the 2008 book “Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle” by Christopher Balzano.
“Of course it was named ‘Hockomock,’ for it was a strange Fortean location named loosely after the Devil,” Coleman wrote.
Reports of odd and malevolent occurrences within the Bridgewater Triangle abound, said paranormal researcher Christopher Pittman. They include sightings of: UFOs, Bigfoot, ghostly panthers, giant birds and fiendish dogs. Also reported, grotesque cattle mutilations, a mysterious hitchhiker and spooky, disembodied lights and noises.

But by far the most common report Pittman receives is of a feeling of being watched while in the swamp.
He said the reports often come to him from fishers or hikers from other areas who seem to have no knowledge of the legend of the “Bridgewater Triangle.”

“They find out I’m a paranormal researcher and begin to tell me about this eerie feeling they had and I just know where it happened before they say anything,” said Pittman, who began investigating the Triangle in 1996 when he was still in high school in Attleboro.
The Bridgewater Triangle as Coleman defined it includes the towns of Abington, Freetown and Rehoboth at the tips of the triangle and Brockton, Taunton, the three Bridgewaters, Raynham, Mansfield, Norton and Easton within the triangle and covers about 200 square miles.

Some reports from within the Triangle include:
· “In 1971, Norton police sergeant Thomas Downy was driving along Winter Street in Mansfield toward his home in Easton. As he approached a place known locally as ‘Bird Hill’ in Easton at the edge of the swamp, he was suddenly confronted by a tremendous winged creature over six feet tall with a wingspan of eight to 12 feet,” Coleman said.
· In 1976, a huge black ‘killer dog’ was reported in Abington within the Bridgewater Triangle by Abington firefighter Phillip Kane, who said it ripped the throats out of two of his ponies and terrorized the community for several weeks, Coleman said.
· In 1993, there were a series of reports of a “large, light tan cat the size of a great Dane” dubbed the “Mansfield Mystery Cat,” Coleman said.

· Every January, “spook lights — unexplained elusive balls of light — have been seen over the railroad tracks that run beside the Raynham Dog Track and through the swamp,” Coleman said.
· In 1997, a “law enforcement officer working the night shift in Bridgewater saw a very large triangular UFO with three white and two red star-like lights,” Pittman said.

· For two days and nights in 1970, Bridgewater and state police with attack dogs staged a hunt for a “giant bear,” even though no bears live in the area, following numerous reports of sightings of a hairy seven-foot tall creature, Pittman said.
· “Perhaps the most haunted school in the Triangle is the one that bears its name,” Balzano wrote in “Ghosts of the Bridgewater Triangle.” Among the spots on the Bridgewater State University campus said to be “haunted”: Shea-Durgin dorm room 228 and the auditorium, which is said to receive visits from a mischievous ghost named George who plays with the stage lights and sounds, according to the website “Haunted Places in Massachusetts.”

Pittman, whose day job is as a salesman in an office, said paranormal investigations are his hobby.
“I view myself kind of as a scientist. I’m interested in the stories and the folklore, but before we say this is true and reality I think we need evidence,” Pittman said.

Pittman said “there’s absolutely something special” about the Bridgewater Triangle. But he doesn’t know if the explanation is supernatural or an unexplained but natural phenomenon.

The swamp retains a quality of a “primaeval wilderness,” he said.

One theory is the particular “glacial soils present in the area might contain some kind of natural magnetic mineral that could interfere with compasses, GPS systems and even the human mind,” Pittman said.

Another possibility: “A lot of the UFO and Bigfoot sightings have been near high tension power lines. Is there something about that that affects people’s perceptions?” Pittman asked.

“Is there an actual paranormal reality behind all of the occurrences? I’m not sure that’s the case,” Pittman said.
But, he added, “I’m not sure that’s not the case.”

Retired Raynham Police Chief Lou Pacheco said he’s been hearing the stories and legends about the swamp since he was a kid, but there were few if any actual reports to the police of strange happenings, such as UFO sightings, in town while he was on the force from 1973 until 2010.

“Anytime you have a big tract of land like that that’s not easily accessible you’re going to have mysteries,” Pacheco said.


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TheWatcher
10-31-11, 12:50 PM
The Hidden Haunted History of 7 American Landmarks (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/104649)




(http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/104649#ixzz1cMa3qL5m)

The stories of presidential ghosts in the White House are pretty well known.... But plenty of other landmarks have their own ghost stories. Here are 7 for your halloween pleasure.
1. The Ghostly Curators of the Smithsonian Institution

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With so many items and artifacts – let alone mummies and skeletons – it should come as no surprise that many consider the Smithsonian Institution to be haunted. Aside from the typical ghostly footsteps and shadowy figures, many night watchmen in the early part of the 20th century claimed to have seen members of the Institute long after their demise. Some of these ghostly curators and researchers include Emil Bessels, an arctic explorer; Fielding Meek, a paleontologist who lived and worked at the Institute; Joseph Henry, the Institute’s first Secretary; Spencer Baird, the first curator; and even founder James Smithson, who died long before the museum was even built.
If phantoms really existed, Smithson would be the most likely candidate. His remains have been kept at the museum since 1904. In fact, his body was disinterred in 1973 because of what James Goode, former curator of Castle Collections, called ghost sightings. Officially, though, the Institute just did a complete study of the contents of Smithson’s casket, including his skeleton, which was still inside, not out wandering the halls scaring people.
2. The Haunted Hollywood Sign

Peg Entwhistle was an up-and-coming actress on Broadway in the mid-1920s. However, when she tried to make the transition to Hollywood in 1932, she found that she was just another pretty face. After a single film role, her prospects dried up and she was out of work.
Around September 16, 1932, Entwhistle told her family she was going for a walk; it would be the last time anyone saw her alive. She traveled to the Hollywood Hills landmark, the Hollywoodland sign, where she took off her purse, coat, and shoes, before climbing a maintenance ladder to the top of the H (other reports say it was the last letter, “D”). There, she plummeted some 50 feet to the ground below. Her body and belongings – including a suicide note – were discovered two days later.
Since then, “LAND” has been removed from the sign, but the spirit of Peg Entwhistle still lingers. Park ranger John Arbogast claimed to have seen her ghost many times, usually in the middle of very foggy nights. He also claimed to smell gardenias in the area, Entwhistle’s favorite scent, even during winter when there are no flowers in bloom.
In 1990, a man and his girlfriend were hiking near the sign when their dog suddenly began whining and backing away from the trail ahead. The couple soon saw a blond woman in a white 1930s-style dress walking towards them. She looked confused and disoriented, so the couple tried to steer clear of her, but then she suddenly vanished before their eyes. They claim to have been unaware of Entwhistle’s suicide at the time of the sighting.
3. The Demon Pirate of Liberty Island

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Since 1886, Liberty Island has been the home of the Statue of Liberty. But earlier in its history it was known as Bedloe’s Island, and was reportedly a favorite spot for notorious pirate Captain Kidd to bury his ill-gotten treasure.
As reported by the New York Times in 1892, two soldiers named Gibbs and Carpenter were stationed at Fort Wood, the military installation on Bedloe’s Island that would later form the pedestal for Lady Liberty. Hoping to get rich quick, the duo sneaked out of their bunks to dig for the treasure at a location that had been foretold to them by a psychic. Then, sometime after midnight, the entire fort was woken up by a blood-curdling scream. As guards headed in the direction of the noise, they encountered a hysteric Carpenter, who led them to the dig site, where Gibbs was found unconscious.
The men said they had only dug a few feet down when they found a wooden box. But just as they were about to claim their fortune, an otherworldly creature appeared. Gibbs described it as a typical depiction of a demon – black skin, horns on its head, giant wings, and a barbed tail. Carpenter, though, said it was red, didn’t have wings, and moved about without any visible form of locomotion. Carpenter ran, but Gibbs stood frozen in terror. He claimed that it was the spirit of Captain Kidd, who breathed sulfur in his face before throwing him into the bay. The guards saw no wooden box or demon pirate, so apparently Kidd took his treasure with him when he disappeared into the ether.
4. The Ghosts of the Rock

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Thousands of inmates passed through Alcatraz in its 100-year history, first as a Civil War-era military stockade and later a federal prison that housed some of America’s most dangerous criminals. Thanks to the isolation of the island, as well as the sometimes brutal treatment of prisoners, many men committed suicide, while others were killed by inmates who’d been driven insane. With so much blood staining the Rock, it should come as no surprise that ghosts are said to roam the halls today.
One allegedly haunted area is Cell 14D, one of the solitary confinement cells known as a “hole.” There, prisoners were stripped naked, thrown into a small, dark room, and were kept completely isolated for up to 19 days. By the time they came out, many suffered permanent psychological damage. In the 1940s, an inmate confined to Cell 14D screamed throughout the night that something with glowing red eyes was in there with him. The next morning, the cell was finally quiet, so the guards unlocked 14D to check on the prisoner. Inside, they found his body, strangled to death. An autopsy later revealed that his wounds could not have been self-inflicted.
It’s been said that one of The Rock’s most famous guests – Al “Scarface” Capone – never really left. Driven insane by syphilis, Capone feared that other inmates might kill him during the prisoners’ weekly recreation period in the prison yard. So Capone asked for and received special permission to practice playing his banjo in the prison’s shower room instead. Since the island became a national park in 1972, many park rangers have reported hearing the distinct sound of a banjo coming from the room, often near the end of the workday after all the tourists have gone.
5. The Widow at the Empire State Building

As one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Empire State Building has been the scene of over two dozen suicides in its 80-year history. There are many stories of people who have seen ghostly figures recreating their fateful plunge from the skyscraper’s 86th floor observation deck, but one story stands above the rest.
The story was first told in 1985, when a tourist went to the observation deck to get a bird’s-eye view of the Big Apple. While there she met a woman dressed in 1940s-style clothes, crying into her handkerchief. When asked what was wrong, the woman said that her husband died in the war in Germany. Obviously distraught, she said she couldn’t live without her beau, so she walked through the suicide prevention fence that surrounds the deck, and disappeared over the edge.
Shaken by what she’d seen, the tourist went into the bathroom to splash water on her face. Suddenly, the same woman appeared next to her at the sink, touching up her makeup in the mirror, before heading to the observation deck to replay her final moments again…and again…and again.
6. The Haunted Confines of Wrigley Field

According to Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon, authors of Haunted Baseball and Field of Screams, the most haunted ballpark in the country is Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.
One of the most well-known ghost stories is retold by security guards who have heard the telephone in the bullpen ring in the middle of the night. But it’s not a wrong number, because the phone is a direct line to the dugout, which they say is haunted by the spirit of Charlie Grimm, a Cubs manager in the 1930s and 40s. Some guards have even claimed they’ve seen Grimm in the hallways, but as soon as they speak to him he disappears. But why would Grimm still be haunting Wrigley after all these years? Perhaps it’s because his ashes are said to be buried in left field. Or because Grimm was the last manager to take the team to the World Series in 1945. We can only assume he won’t rest until the Cubs are in the Series again.
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Fans say they’ve spotted famed WGN broadcaster Harry Caray in the press box and in the outfield bleachers ever since his death in 1998. Others have even seen Steve Goodman, writer of the Cubs’ anthem, “Go, Cubs, Go!,” sitting behind the batter’s box, despite his death in 1984. Goodman’s ghostly box seat would be appropriate since its rumored his ashes are buried under home plate.
7. The Phantom Ship of the Golden Gate

Although over 1,000 people have committed suicide by jumping from San Francisco’s most famous landmark, the Bay’s ghostly past goes back well before the bridge was constructed in 1937. In 1853, the steamer ship, S.S. Tennessee, ran aground at a spot that has since been named Tennessee Cove in its honor. Thankfully, 550 passengers and 14 chests of gold all made it safely ashore before the waters of the Pacific tore the ship apart.
Since then, there have been many reports of a ghostly, antique ship passing under the Golden Gate Bridge before disappearing into the fog. Perhaps the most famous sighting occurred in November 1942, when the crew of the USS Kennison claimed to have floated right past the phantom Tennessee; so close the Kennison crew could tell that the steamer ship’s decks were unmanned. The Tennessee was said to leave no wake as it passed, nor did it show up on the Kennison’s radar.




Source: mental_floss

TheWatcher
11-08-11, 04:11 PM
Bridgewater Triangle Has Paranormal Phenomena of All Kinds


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The Bridgewater triangle has a bit of everything in it. Legends of Ghosts, UFOs, monsters, murders, mutants, and mysteries are scattered throughout the countryside of this place cut straight from the Twilight Zone and dropped right on Southeastern Massachusetts. And if stories of the legendary Thunderbird or the UFO sightings aren't enough to keep curiosity seekers coming back for more, the history of the place will be. It's said this area was even enough to inspire one of the world's most famous horror writers to begin his writing career.

If it isn't the most haunted place in the world for its stories, it is certainly among the top three. Of the top paranormal places on the planet, there is a 200 kilometer triangle of land not normally discussed openly that not only has some of the most bizarre stories to accompany it, but has them in a very compact space. No matter your route, you're guaranteed to pass by some of the locations to several bizarre things if you step foot in this area. But there is a warning that goes along with the Bridgewater Triangle. And not all of the paranormal stories that occurred within it have a happy ending - a fact that no doubt inspired horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to spin his macabre masterpieces.

Bridgewater Triangle is no stranger to mysterious flying orbs of light. Considered a UFO hotspot by many researchers, the triangle's skies see an unusually high amount of activity. And in the 1970's, the area saw one of the largest UFO spikes in Massachusetts history. 20 years later another spike in UFO sightings would accompany the discovery of several mutilated cattle. And of course the skies are crowded not only with what appear to be craft but other monsters as well. The legendary Thunderbird has been spotted in the Hockamock swamp. Hockamock can be translated to mean "where the spirits dwell."

And spirits do indeed seem to dwell, although not exclusively at Hockamock swamp. From the typical strange stories of phantom hitchhikers and haunted homes to more exotic local legends including shapes that appear not altogether human located just beyond flashlight range at certain areas within the swamp.

But the enigmas are not exclusively fleeting. Some of the mysteries, such as the scrawled and mysterious hieroglyphs across Dighton rock have been a source of controversy for decades, with no one person quite able to decipher the meaning behind the stone. Whether the rock itself is a sacred symbol or not is unknown, but the writing on its surface has been a curiosity among code enthusiasts and archaeologists for over a century.

If there is any one reason a place should be as haunted as this, it is often attributed to a curse placed on the swamp by Native Americans, angered by their mistreatment and pushed away from the land they had settled since history began in the area. Of course it's also said the land was a place of great power long before then as well.

source:
http://www.unexplainable.net/ (http://www.unexplainable.net/)

TheWatcher
11-08-11, 04:19 PM
How Can Brand New Houses Be Haunted?

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There's plenty to be scared about when buying a new home. But when you sign away on the dotted line to invest in a brand new place, are you guaranteeing yourself a completely haunt free experience? Home buyers have been surprised for years by the sudden bout of paranormal activity that might happen in a house that may have never had a previous owner. But how do you know it's something stranger than a house simply settling?

Ghost hunters are sometimes met with surprised volunteers who let them into their homes to look into a mysterious sudden bout of activity. And often this activity seems to be happening in a place where there is no real history. Are these ghosts simply wandering from house to house like eternal trick or treaters? Or is there some method to this madness that can turn a home upside down on certain anniversaries or seasons? The jury is still out on just how mobile ghosts can be. Some who subscribe to the residual theory of haunting suggest ghosts are glued to one spot in space and time - meaning they cannot leave a specific area and have either an extremely limited or completely nonexistent ability to relate to the world around them. The residual hauntings are generally thought to be ghosts that appear as a single image in space and time. Residual hauntings are generally compared to light burning its way onto a piece of film for a photograph. Only instead of light on film, it's a residual emotional energy that is released in a specific area.

But if no one has ever lived in the area before, then how can it be haunted residually? Parapsychologists have speculated that sometimes the area itself may not be the single thing the ghosts are related to, but rather a specific object. Building materials can come from a variety of places, but sometimes certain materials are harvested from other older houses before being put into a new one.

But what if you know all of the materials your house was made out of and still find yourself being awakened by unearthly sounds or images? Take a look at the area around where your house was built. Was it constructed in a place that has been settled for a long time? Were there any buildings present before the new house was constructed? And of course, what were these grounds used for previous to the new house? The cause of the paranormal plight haunting the family in the film "Poltergeist" was one of the most well known pop culture examples of the latter, but there has been some speculation that the Amityville Horror House may have been constructed on a burial ground.

And finally if the problem is exclusively sound related, and nothing else seems to be out of place, sometimes a house does make strange creaking and knocking noises for a period as it settles into place. But these will never sound deliberate or intelligent. And if the sounds go on year-round as opposed to during a specific season, settling seems less likely. It may be a good idea to conduct your own investigation just to be safe.

source:
http://www.unexplainable.net/ (http://www.unexplainable.net/)

TheWatcher
11-08-11, 04:44 PM
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TheWatcher
11-09-11, 05:05 PM
Yours for £100,000: the haunted lighthouse with great views and a resident ghost...
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The Point of Ayr Lighthouse

For sale: Converted lighthouse – comes with two acres of beach, fantastic views of the Welsh coastline ... and resident ghost.
The Point of Ayr Lighthouse, near Talacre, on the north-eastern coast of Wales, has been put on the market for £100,000.
But timid buyers should beware – because the tower has a history of paranormal activity.

The most common ghost sighting is of a figure dressed in work clothes standing on a balcony and footprints on the beach below, and paranormal investigators who have visited the property have reported spooky vibes, the sound of laughter and a name being called out.

Among stories about the online about spooky happenings at the lighthouse, Adam Corkill, from Stockport describes seeing a figure of a man up in the top tower, who appeared to be fixing equipment.
However, when the group he was with approached the bottom of the lighthouse, the padlock seemed to be fully locked and the figure disappeared.

Neil Hayden, from Birkenhead, said: “When I was 16 me and my best mate used to go and visit a relative of his in Talacre.
“The occasion that sticks out is one day while on the beach, we saw what we can only describe as one massive footprint, like nothing human size.

“The footprint was pointing towards the lighthouse, and as we stared at each other and panicked, there was an almighty bang on the inside of the lighthouse door, we ran back towards the dunes, and turned round to see someone shining a torch at us, this was about eight o’clock at night, just going dusk.

“Not only did the torch business frighten us but the footprint too, which believe it or not disappeared within the 15 mins it took us to go get a witness. No high tide, no one on the beach and no sign of the footprint being rubbed out.”
Others describe dogs refusing to go near the lighthouse.

Investigations by the Pathfinder Paranormal Investigators recorded strange sounds and unusual lights.
Psychics in the team reported that the spirit of a man called Raymond, who was once a lighthouse man and died of fever and a broken heart, as well as four other spirits may still be connected to the property.
One tale, however, might put prospective buyers off.

Paul Sanderson, from Stoke on Trent said: “My grandparents always went to Rhyl for their annual holiday.
“I was a young boy, my mother had a brother named Jeffrey Moses. He was fascinated by the lighthouse, and he said to my mother one day I will own that lighthouse.

“A few years later it came on the market, and was up for sale, he was excited and thrilled he was going to buy it. Alas, as he put his offer in he became very ill and died in 1966 aged 38. My grandparents never got over it.”
The property, which is being sold through Strutt and Parker, is described as having potential for residential use. However, at the moment the interior is simply made up of several empty floors with stairs leading to the top.

The lighthouse is Grade II listed. It is approximately 60ft high and 18ft in diameter.
It was built in the 1770s by community leaders in Chester, and was one of the earliest “lantern” lighthouses in Wales, according to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).
Its records explain that the need for a lighthouse became a big concern after the loss of two ships in 1775 with the loss of lives and cargo.

The lighthouse continued to shine until 1883 when it was superseded by the Dee Light-Ship.
On the balcony stands a 7ft tall keeper made from highly-polished stainless steel – the result of a joint project between the current owner and Flintshire County Council.

The lighthouse is cut off by the sea at high tides, although it is accessible on foot at low tide. The dunes on which the lighthouse was originally built have retreated inland over the years and it now sits in the middle of the beach.
Although the property comes with two acres of beach, dreams of enjoying sun, sand and sea on your own private beach may not come to fruition as the beach is not fenced off and is accessible to the public.

TheWatcher
11-22-11, 04:21 PM
The Terror at Blairsden Mansion

By Chris Capps



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There is a place in New Jersey filled with a great and mysterious force so bone chilling that even the history of the place before it was visited by spirits is disturbing. Blairsden Mansion is famous not only for the macabre massacre that took place there in its distant past, but for the multiple beings that have taken up residence there living between the walls in a reality borrowed at once from the past and mankind's most fevered nightmares.

The mansion was originally built by Clinton Ledyard Blair, a simple man who had grown extraordinarily rich on the stock market and a series of shrewd investments. In some tellings of the story he was the first to die within its walls, but looking back this was likely of natural causes. It wasn't until a few years later when the mansion was purchased by a group of nuns that the story truly turned terrifying. It's said that the nuns opened their doors and brought orphans in to take care of them. They lived happily and peacefully for years in quiet isolation until one day when they were visited by a boy delivering supplies.

Some accounts of the story suggest what happened next was the source of the ghosts. Local legends tell the story of a mother superior driven mad by an undefined ancient evil force residing somewhere in the area. After she murdered everyone at the commune, leaving those who escaped to the harsh winter New Jersey environment, she disappeared into the woods never to be seen again. At least that's what some accounts suggest. Others say she eventually found her way back to the mansion, although she was somehow different - changed by the force she had contacted and forever now living in the deeply furrowed veil between the real and the unreal.

But these accounts rarely give a name and almost never give dates. And in fact the true history of the mansion has been traced, and barring a cover up aimed at protecting the historical site, it doesn't appear to be a place where any murders have ever taken place. But that doesn't mean it's not haunted. Police are constantly responding when they discover trespassers here, and they take the problem very seriously. After all, the building itself is worth an estimated eight million dollars.

Despite the legends, the mansion is indeed owned by a group nuns who - as nuns traditionally are, despite the legend - are quite benevolent and law abiding. They fear primarily for the safety of those visiting instead of a single paranormal entity which may lead them to death - and for the damage that might be done to the house with trespassers. And abandoned properties are generally notoriously unsafe for visitors without the assistance or guidance of authorized individuals. But of course being off limits unfortunately often simply adds to the mystique of the location as police continue to find trespassers looking to catch a glimpse of the surprisingly elusive ghosts within Blairsden.
source: unexplainable.net

Dew
11-22-11, 08:20 PM
Peapack isn't far from me. There are lots of very old mansions there. It is a quaint town. :)

TheWatcher
12-02-11, 01:29 PM
What Happens When You Sit in The Devil's Chair

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When visiting older graveyards and other locations where the dead are buried, you may come across a mysterious stone chair or bench along the way in the midst of the ancient tombstones. What are these chairs? And is there a reason that so many communities throughout the world have dubbed them "Devil's Chairs?"

The chairs themselves are often ornate, carved from solid granite or other expensive stone and held in the ground affixed by either iron bolts or its sheer weight to a firm stone cube within the ground. The monuments may themselves be confused with gravestones, though they are often simply unmarked monuments with a practical purpose - the comfort of 19th century visitors to the grave sites in times when the graves themselves were often remote and had to be traveled to on foot and to avoid visitors from disrespecting the graves of the interred by sitting on them. Gravestones, which are surprisingly fragile over time, were instead left alone while the chairs were used.

Alternatively, as the chairs became more popular occasionally ornate ones were placed in the ground with the intention simply of being observed for their craftsmanship and beauty. But as people began to forget the culture of these chairs, originally known as "mourning chairs," the legends began to fill the void.

The Devil's Chair has been spotted in several cemeteries throughout the eastern United States and the midwest. The chairs are said to have been placed in a given location as a tempting offer to the visitors to sit in, and part of a ritual component designed to summon powerful demons or even in some cases the devil himself to the location. Legends often follow a formula intended to frighten or dare visitors to sit in the chair if they are brave enough.

The chairs are said to be connected by unknown means to the world of the dead, often depicted as a version of Hell. And on Halloween if you sit in one - generally described alone without mention of the others that have been built - you will be visited by a demon which will either claim your soul or give you a great fortune. One of the chairs in Highland Park, Missouri (just west of the home home to the legendary Hell Gates) is said to have a phantom hand lurking beneath the chair which will drag the offending party beneath the Earth to another realm.

Visitors are often said to visit these locations with the intention of spotting the paranormal, and accounts from the visitors suggests that sometimes these visits don't go precisely as planned. Is it possible the legend itself could have built up something in the minds of the visitors to bring them into existence? Is it possible the mind itself, and the legends it comes to believe in could become the ultimate catalyst in bringing something from the realm of imagination not necessarily into the real world fully, but somewhere in between? In this way, the legend of the Devil's Chair could have started as mere legend, but become something more in time.
source: unexplainable.net

9mile monster
12-02-11, 08:22 PM
I'm off tonight to a party that is being held in one of the really old places downtown in my city. The hotel is supposed to be haunted. I ghost hunted there and only saw orbs which was totally debunked as dust. I debunked it myself by sneezing and getting very congested.

But I'll be back in the old part of town and see if anything pops up.

TheWatcher
12-20-11, 01:47 PM
Cell Phone Hauntings Increasing (http://naturalplane.blogspot.com/2010/10/cell-phone-hauntings-increasing.html)


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- Ghost are trying to make contact with living friends using mobile phones, a paranormal expert claims.

The number of mystery calls to mobiles attributed to spooks has rocketed by 43 per cent in the last four years, a study found.

Spectre investigator Phil Hayes from Paranormal Research UK believes a third of all hauntings are now through mobile phones.

The calls often feature heavy static and the voice sounds faint and distant, he revealed. Nine in ten show as "withheld number" or "000000000000" on caller ID.

Statistics show two thirds of all paranormal phenomena feature sounds, with just 20 per cent being actual sightings of ghosts and 15 per cent based on smell.

Around half of audible hauntings were captured on voice recorders by specialist spook hunters, with eight per cent coming through TV or radio.

New research shows one in three Brits claim to have seen an apparition in a photo or captured paranormal footage on their mobile.

The study by Tesco Mobile revealed Paranormal Research UK have seen a 70 per cent upsurge in paranormal evidence in the last year due to people using their phones.

More than half of Brits claimed they would try to capture a sighting of a ghost — but one in five admitted they would be terrified and run away.

Three in five people say they know someone who has experienced paranormal activity, with half having felt an unexplained shiver down the spine when entering a room.

Phil Hayes said: "There is evidence to suggest that ghosts can use phones to communicate, with reports of people receiving phone calls from deceased relatives."

Lance Batchelor, CEO of Tesco Mobile said: "We'd recommend those brave enough to capture any spooky sightings should MMS or email their pics to the paranormal society for investigation.

"Keep your camera phone on the highest quality resolution setting and use the recorder to capture the noise of any spectral sounds."
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TheWatcher
02-06-12, 04:23 PM
Avril Lavigne's Haunted House
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(Source: TMZ.com) There’s a reason L.A. Clippers star player Chris Paul landed a great deal on his new giant Bel Air mansion — according to Avril Lavigne’s ex-rock star husband Deryck Whibley … "the place has a terrible ghost problem."
TMZ broke the story – - Avril sold Chris the 8-bedroom haunted mansion for $8.5 million, which is one million less than her original listing price.
However, according to Whibley — who used to live in the house with Avril, the discount on the selling price was no coincidence at all and told TMZ.com that the mansion is “haunted.”
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TheWatcher
02-06-12, 04:39 PM
Meryl Streep - Meryl Streep Spooked By Guest House Ghost

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Meryl Streep Spooked By Guest House Ghost


Meryl Streep is convinced her old Connecticut property is haunted after hearing mysterious noises when she was home alone.
The Iron Lady star admits she has yet to actually see a spook - buts she's sure they're there, thanks to two unsettling encounters.
She says, "Everybody was down at the pool... and I was gathering all the stuff. We were doing some work on the house and we were living in the guest house and I was downstairs sitting at a desk and I heard what sounded like a grand piano fall... in the room above my head.
"My first thought was that it was one of the kids... I screamed upstairs and halfway up the stairs the hairs stood up... and I realised no one was home. I searched (the rooms)... and there was nothing out of place, there was nothing in the attic, there was nothing on the roof."
And she was spooked again a few years later when her sculptor husband invited some clients from Japan to stay in the guest house.
She recalls, "They had taken the 22-hour flight and had dinner and fallen asleep... They were so tired... We put them all in the house and the next morning (husband) Don went up to collect them... and there they all were in the living room, dressed, wide awake... They said, 'Spirit, spirit!'"

ishine
06-19-12, 11:31 AM
I have heard that Quaker Cemetery is one of the haunted places in PA. I have not gone to that place and I am not planning to go there. It is horrible place they said.

9mile monster
06-19-12, 12:12 PM
More info, please, Ishine. Where in PA? What happens there?

And, hey, welcome to the boards. It's good to have new members!