Category Archive: Haunted Locations

Sep 24

Paxton Manor

Paxton Manor
By: Kent Daniel S. Villavicencio

Paxton Manor also known as Carlheim Manor was a 765 acre property that was purchased for $50,000 in Leesburg, Virginia. Built in 1877 by Nationally Acclaimed New York based architect Henry C. Dudley to be a two and a half story main house covering 20,000 square feet and over 32 bedrooms mimicked the look of Italian villas.The property was built to be the summer home of Rachel and Charles Paxton and their only daughter followed by her only son but ended up being the families home for nearly a century until the time of their deaths. As the years went by, Margaret’s son passed away at the age of five and shortly after Margaret passed away as well. From Mrs. Paxton’s death until the early 1950s, the residence was used as a convalescent home known as the Paxton Home for Children, where children recovering from illness or injury would stay during the summer months. From 1954 until 1980 it served as an orphanage and from 1980 until 2004 it served as a childcare center. The property was quiet from 2004 until 2009 awaiting its next chapter: the arrival of The Arc of Loudoun and its associated programs for children and adults with disabilities and their families.
The properties history goes way back to when the Algonquian Indians, who believed in the afterlife and practiced shamanic rituals. Perhaps their efforts to reconnect with the deceased are what have left portals to the hereafter still open. Two other tribes, the Catawba and the Lenape, frequently butted heads, and had a particularly bloody battle right by Leesburg. You can imagine that the spirits of these warring warriors have been unhappily disturbed by the influx of present day tourists. Leesburg’s colonial era is also marked by much black magic and bloodshed. Though Virginia was not as eager as Massachusetts to prosecute those accused of witchcraft, it too had its fair share of trials. You can be sure that the spirits of the wrongly convicted have yet to move on from the area. Ghosts of dead soldiers are also believed to be a chief source of Leesburg’s paranormal activity. In fact, the famous Civil War Battle, the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, occurred right by the Carlheim estate. It is said that the Paxton house is haunted by traumatized troops who may have sought refuge at the building. There is a possibility that ghosts of dead soldiers and the wrongly convicted potentially of witchcraft, orphans and a man accused of animal cruelty are rumored to occupy the premises of Paxton Manor. Jedidiah Carver, a man who lived at Paxton and was exiled from Leesburg after being found guilty of mutilating animals is rumored to have not left the property, he and his family secretly relocated to the massive underground lake that lies beneath it.

Evidence that can be seen on Youtube by Antietam Paranormal Investigators shows a spirit box recording EVP stating “Help Me” and “No” from an entity on the premises located during the properties annual event “Shocktober” That takes place in October every year. It is rumored that Mrs. Paxton can be seen walking through the house and peering out windows pointing to something on the property. Witnesses say that other bizarre events are still happening throughout the house, like paintings moving from room to room and furniture being rearranged.
References:
Antietam Paranormal Society
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYmsSIVXhfM
https://colonialghosts.com/paxton-manor/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/…/…/10/29/AR2010102906977.html

http://virginiascaremare.com/hauntedhouse.html

http://www.paxtoncampus.org/about-us/a-history-of-paxton/

Jun 25

Hershey Park

By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair

Hersheypark
Hersheypark is a family theme park situated in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, and 95 miles west of Philadelphia. – Wikipedia
Address: 100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033
Opened: May 30, 1906
Area: 121 acres
Phone: (800) 437-7439
Owner: Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company
Roller coasters: 13
Water rides: 14

Hershey Park was created by Milton S. Hershey, in 1907, as an outdoor recreation center for his factory workers. The park was an ideal setting for picnicking and boating (“Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth”). In the years following, amenities were added including a swimming pool, an outdoor amphitheater, and rides. Admission to the park was free, but the attractions had a pay-as-you-ride policy.

Pools were added in 1929. These were located across from the “Chocolate World” attraction. The story goes that over the years, several kids drowned in the pools. In the 1970’s, these where filled in and all that remains are Lighthouses that were located nearby. There have been reports over the years of children, in old swimming attire, running where the pools once stood.

Night Watchmen have smelled the distinct odor of Cigars. It is a known fact that Milton S. Hershey was a connoisseur of cigars, possibly checking in on the progress of his creation.

Another story of that Night Watchman is The Grand Carousel, with its lights ablaze and the Wurlitzer Military Band Organ piping out “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” revolving in the wee hours of the night.

In the 1970’s, several tracts of house where bought up from the surrounding land for an expansion. An Elderly women, stressed from the pressure to sell her house, committed suicide from the “Kissing Tower”.
Today people buying French Fries, at the stand nearby, claim to hear her moans and cries for help.

During that expansion period, new rides were installed including the SooperDooperLooper, the first looping rollercoaster on the East Coast. This was plagued with issues from the start. During its Inaugural run, July 4, 1977, the coaster broke down, with the park’s CEO in the front seat, stranding the passengers on the lift hill. All the VIPs had to climb out of the train and walk down the precarious catwalks to safety.

On August 25, 1977, William Harter, a sixteen-year-old Lebanon High School senior, was in a vocational training program, working at Hersheypark as a maintenance man. Harter was working on the SooperDooperLooper, removing bolts from a magnetic control device switch which normally stops the train. He was standing between the track’s rails with his back towards the train. The train suddenly started to move and ran over him. There are reports of seeing him walking the tracks at all ours. Still making sure the ride functions

SOURSES:
“Hershey Community Archives – Hershey Park.”Hershey Community Archives. WordPress, 26 Aug 2010. Web. 23 Nov 2010.
<http://blog.hersheyarchives.org/?cat=39

>.
“Hersheypark.” Hershey, The Sweetest Place on Earth. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, n.d. Web. 22 Nov 2010
<http://www.hersheypa.com/…/our_proud_…/about_hersheypark.php

>.
“Hersheypark Worker Killed When Roller-Coaster Starts .” Reading Eagle 27 Aug 1977: 3. Print.
“Park Fatality Probe Ends.” Reading Eagle14 Sep 1977: 15. Print.
Wolf, Christopher E. Ghosts of Hershey and Vicinity. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009. 36-38. Print.

PHOTO CREDITS:
http://blog.hersheyarchives.org/…/hers…/hershey-park/page/2/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/…/File:Hersheypark_Carousel_a…

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/210965563764633107/

https://www.pinterest.com/pegr51/amusement-parks/

 

Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.
Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.
Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.
Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.

May 24

THE U.S. HOTEL

By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair

 

THE U.S. HOTEL

Address: 401 S Juniata St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone:(814) 695-2624
Hours: Open today · 11AM–11PM

The U.S. Hotel is open every day for food service. Plus, the bar is popular with locals also.
Built back in 1835 this historic location has its own history, along with legends and ghost sightings.

The U.S. Hotel located in historic Hollidaysburg (just one block off the Pennsylvania Rte. 22 at Wayne and S. Juniata Streets) is known throughout Central Pennsylvania as the mysterious haunted hotel. It has been the backdrop for several TV and Local Paranormal Investigative teams.

The original hotel was built in historic Hollidaysburg, PA, by John Dougherty, in 1835.The hotel has since had many different owners and at one point during World War II the Navy set up a radio school. Over time the hotel fell into a state of disrepair and the original relics that once sparkled and shined eventually were destroyed. Luckily Karen and Jason Yoder looked beyond the dust and debris when they decided to purchase the U.S. Hotel and bring it to its former grandeur of days gone by.

The business has been closed again Jan. 1, 2013, when former owner Karen Yoder signed over the deed to the property to Altoona First Savings Bank to avoid foreclosure.
Local building contractor Don Delozier, Has since purchased the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern.
Ghost hunters from all over have investigated the entire hotel. Interviewing customers and the owners and dug deep into the history while attempting to establish a reason why ghosts would inhabit the hotel. One report was of an answer came in the form of a unexpected panic attack causing one investigator that ran out of an upstairs room. They had witnessed an apparition of a pretty woman with long auburn hair lying on a bed in a room completely and utterly writhing in pain and holding her head.

Another report of a group witnessed the shadow of a male ghost carrying an axe. He is believed to be a man stabbed mortally in a bar fight. It is believe he roams the halls looking for vengeance.

The upstairs is no longer taking overnight guests that are among the living. It seems there is an abundance of guests that are permanent residences.

Customers have reported seeing ghosts walk through the banquet hall in period dress. Plates and glasses fall in the kitchen area.

It is said that when parties are held. People can here walking and laughing on the staircase, as if the non-visible residents are coming to join the festivities.

Ladies have reported that there is a “filthy” looking man that watches them lecherously.

Some have seen a bride looking frantically for her lost lover. It is believed that she might be the same woman that is seen in pain on the bed. It is rumored that she committed suicide after being left at the aisle.

Reports of Murder Suicides are believed to be the basis for some of the children that reported to roam the halls and play tricks on patrons. Keys disappear and reappear. People report hair being touched. Giggling and running in the empty areas.

This really seems to be a “Hot Spot” for activity and might be a location to investigate further.

SOURCES:

http://amghosthunters.com/US%20Hotel.html

http://www.pennsylvania-mountains-of-attractions.com/haunte…

http://www.altoonamirror.com/…/content.deta…/id/521002.html…

PHOTO CREDITS:

http://www.ushoteltavern.com/

http://www.altoonamirror.com/…/content.deta…/id/521002.html…

Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.
Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.

May 21

Liberia Plantation – Manassas, VA

By:  Kent Daniel S. Villavicencio

“ I grew up on the property that used to belong to Liberia Plantation. When I was a small child, I used to tell my parents that I would see figures in the house, and they wrote it off as ‘overactive imagination’. It wasn’t my imagination. I knew I was seeing a woman in a torn dress looking at me for help. In August 2006, I was 16 years old. I was a rebellious teenager who looked like I had just walked out on Halloween. It was a Sunday morning. Mom and my brother were still asleep, and dad was out on a run. I decided to use the down time in the house to do my laundry. I walked down into the basement (which gave everybody the creeps. My dog wouldn’t even go down there without somebody.) and turned the corner. Standing in my laundry room, was a tall cloaked…thing. There was no other way to describe it. A tall, cloaked, black thing. Almost like how they described the grim reaper. I screamed but was frozen from fear. The thing ran through the wall, and I haven’t seen it since.
The cloaked thing wasn’t the only paranormal experience at my house. My dog would bark at the wall, but it was the kind of barking that made people see the pit bull in him. I would come over and calm him down, but he would stand between the wall and myself almost in a protective stance. I saw shadows at night that weren’t supposed to be there. I was hearing footsteps going and coming when everybody was in bed. The floating smell of lavender. Dishes clinking when nobody was in the kitchen. The biggest thing that freaked me out about these occurrences was that my neighbors all had the same things going on in their homes.”
-Amanda C.

“My sister is a firm believer in the paranormal. I used to think it was b.s. and my sister was crazy. I realized she wasn’t crazy in January of 2009. I was a young police officer in Manassas, and it had just snowed. Manassas had a tendency to shut down when it snowed, and I was excited about stopping by my parent’s house for comfort food and some down time in a warm environment. I received a call that an alarm was going off at Liberia Plantation. I headed to the old house tucked away in the woods, and met the curator of the house at the back door. The snow fell quietly as we stood on the back porch, and the curator offered to give me a tour of the house. I accepted since I had seen the house from the road, but had always been curious about the inside. The basement was creepy, and the curator told me that that’s where the bodies were placed. The main level and the second floor looked like an old farm house. The floor creaked underneath our feet as we walked around. We then went up to the attic. I remember seeing the snow on the floor of the attic and the curator explaining the massive roof repair. We both stopped when we saw the sight in front of us. Foot prints leading to the wall, but none coming back from the wall. That sent a chill up my spine. The curator made sure all the lights were off, and we locked up the door. I sat down in my cruiser to write my report, and felt something telling me to glance up. The light shone brightly from the attic onto the freshly fallen snow.”
name withheld

May 21

THE SEVEN GATES OF HELL – YORK, PA

By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
NPS Demonology Department Chair

 

In the Township of Hellam sits one of the biggest mysteries in York Pa.,“The Seven Gates of Hell”. It was the subject of one of Mike Argento’s York Daily Record columns http://ydr.inyork.com/

several years ago and can even be found on ‘Wikipedia’ www.wikipedia.com

, an encyclopedia web site.

In the 1800s a colossal mental asylum stood in the woods of York off Toad Road. Buried in the desolate Pennsylvania woods, it was viewed as the perfect place to ship the insane from all across the state. This was a nightmare straight from Hell. It was home of only the most deranged, most unfortunate souls in PA.

The area is an overgrown wooded area off Trout Run Road in the northwestern part of the Township. I will show rumors that are attached to the area. Supposedly an insane asylum located there caught fire. The patients did manage to get out of the Building, but seven gates surrounding the asylum trapped them. The scene was pure horror. Some of the most deranged and dangerous people in all Pennsylvania had disappeared into the woods as the Asylum burned spread throughout the area. When the fire was finally under control, officials set out to corral all of the inmates. Frightened of the asylum’s inmates reputations and unsure of how to handle the patients, the search party was aggressive with extreme prejudice. There where reports of beating into submission some of those they found and killing others. To this day, no one in York acknowledges this publicly. The ones that survived, reportedly lived on to stalk and murder behind the Seven Gates

Another story Is a typical “Mad Doctor” story. An eccentric local doctor Is said to have erected a large gate at the entrance to his property. Then the rumors sprang up that there was a series of gates. They were all beyond that large one along Toad Road (cue scary music) leading deep into the woods. Out of the Seven Gates, it is believed that no-one who passed the fifth gate ever returned.

Apparitions are often seen along these paths. Strange noises and menacing screams are heard frequently.
The official statement on the The Hellam Township Website, listed below is:
“Just as there seems to be no truth to the rumors about the “Seven Gates of Hell” (no asylum ever existed there, and the local doctor had only one gate and that was to keep out trespassers), there is also no truth to the story that Hellam Township was named for ‘hell’! The fact is that our Township’s name is a corruption of the name ‘Hallam’, named for Hallam, England.”

SOURCES:

http://www.hauntedusa.org/yorksevengates.htm

http://www.hellamtownship.com/index.asp…

PHOTO CREDITS:
https://roadtrippers.com/…/york–pa/at…/seven-gates-of-hell…

http://outtaway.blogspot.com/…/legend-of-toad-road-and-7-ga…

Christopher Lobo Ostrowski's photo.

May 15

THE INN AT JIM THORPE

By: Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Team Chair

 

24 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone:(800) 329-2599

The Inn at Jim Thorpe in Carbon County is a New Orleans style hotel that dates back to 1849, when built in 1833.

The inn, originally built as the ritzy New American Hotel, was erected on the ashes of the burned out White Swan Hotel. The Guests have reported, the usual Paranormal sightings of, seeing orbs and shadows in their photographs, and even in their beds. TVs operate by themselves, objects move. Some guests in Room 315 have reported to be awakened to find the chairs in their room have been turned upside-down. It should be noted that several famous people have spent nights here, including Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, President William H. Taft, Buffalo Bill, Thomas Edison and John D. Rockefeller.

There is one ghost, that some say, remains at the inn because she is welcome there. It is believed, back when it was called The American House, She and her lover had planned a rendezvous there. They were supposedly to reserve a room on the same floor. But a clerical error by a new employee at the front desk, gave her a room on a different floor than that of her lover. Of course upon his arrival, he wasn’t able to find her. Desperate in her situation, and feeling spurned by her love, she ended up committing suicide in her room.

It became The Inn at Jim Thorpe in 1988.

Here are some other Rooms that might be of interest to Investigators.
It is reported that a Nurse becomes quite annoyed when you occupy the same bed as a patient she is tending to, in Room 310. If you lie down in the same the bed as her Spectral Patient, it is said you can feel her Icy Grip. You may also see her white figure. Another Spirit has been reported there, too, a tall man with slicked back hair.

Room 211 has a problem with the TV going on and off by itself. My belief, since it targets men, it’s a “Football Widow”, JUST KIDDING. Also items disappear then reappear in different spots. The Spirit is definitely mischievous. One Gentleman reportedly left his boots by the door, only to wake and find them outside his room. Towels are sometimes shoved in the toilet. The sounds of laughing children are heard when there are no children around. Cigar and cigarette smoke is smelled when no one is around,
Down the hall at Room 303, there are unexplainable shadows and orbs.

In Room 203, a guest claimed that a ghost put his cell phone in the refrigerator.
A faceless lady in Victorian attire has disappeared into closed doors. Guests have supposedly seen many spirit shadows in the downstairs foyer and lobby, and have orb and mist photographs to bolster their claims. The Innkeeper has even set up a little disclaimer about Spirits in the house.

SOURCES:
http://hauntsandhistory.blogspot.com/…/inn-at-jim-thorpe.ht…

http://chroniclesofacountrygirl.blogspot.com/…/ghost-story-…

www.tripadvisor.com

PHOTO CREDITS:
www.tripadvisor.com

https://innjt.com/enjoy/

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Apr 27

Tokeland Hotel

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
Lillee Allee

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Tokeland Hotel
100 Hotel Road
Tokeland, Washington 98590
360-267-7006
http://www.tokelandhotel.com/home.html

Originally a private home built in 1885, it was expanded and was called the Kindred Inn, named for its owner and was a popular beach resort. Today the hotel offers turn of the century décor with the rooms on the second floor.
“Charlie,” a Chinese immigrant who allegedly ended up suffocated in a hiding place by the fireplace, is the resident ghost. Since the early 1900s, he is said to wander through the hotel and restaurant. There is also a ghost cat on the premises. Reports suggest that Room 7 may be the most active. The owner, Scott White, has been featured in the media talking about this haunted locale.

Sources
http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/tokeland-hotel/
http://kiroradio.com/listen/35308/
http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/washington/wa-haunted/

Lillee Allee's photo.

Apr 26

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Address: 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085

There are said to be three haunted sites on the campus of Villanova University: Alumni Hall, St. Mary’s Hall and The Dundale Mansion

THE DUNDALE MANSION

Is probably the tamest of the 3. It is said that, friendly ghosts are there. There are some who like to turn lights on and off. Or call residents and faculty by name. Staff and faculty have reported hearing a woman’s voice call them between 5:15 and 5:30 a.m.

ALUMNI HALL

The college housed patients at Alumni Hall during the Civil War and World War I The ghosts of former patients who were treated are said to roam the rooms there Besides the abnormal creaks in the floors and walls when no one is nearby. In addition footsteps can be heard at all times of the night when there is no one in the vicinity.
At least four known students have complained about waking up in the middle of the night and being ‘held’ by some force. Although this can be explained away as a form of Sleep Paralysis, it adds to the legend. This is said to have lasted a period of roughly 5 minutes when, abruptly it stopped and everyone was free to move again.
There is also an instance where three counselors and a teenage camper all claim to have heard a woman’s voice call their respective names at around between 3:15 and 3:30 AM. This is strange compared to the one at Dundale Mansion that is heard at 5:15 and 5:30 AM.
A good deal of the instances happened when there was no one there, during the off season or breaks. Counselors have been threatened that they would be fired if they tell any of the students.

ST. MARY’S HALL

Like Alumni Hall, St. Mary’s Hall is rumored to be haunted. However, the story behind the haunting of St. Mary’s is more of a Shakespearean Tragedy.
He was a priest and she was a nun. Their love was doomed before it could have even blossomed. Both had taken the vow of celibacy, but the heart wants what the heart wants, right?
The affair was short-lived. The Nun was so overwhelmed by the shame of her sin, that she took her own life. They say she hanged herself somewhere in St. Mary’s Hall. Some say she killed herself in the basement, while others insist it was in the chapel. In my opinion, the Chapel would make the most sense. This would Spiritually explain why her spirit is not at rest. Being that both a Suicide and a broken vow are Mortal Sins.

Several janitors also have reported hearing what sounds of water splashing from someone swimming in the St. Mary’s pool at all hours of the night. Of course when they have entered the Pool area, the water is still and no one is there. This has happened on more than one occasion.

Security Guards have heard the sounds of a piano being played. Also, they have heard banging and noise coming from the kitchen. Again, these all happen when it is Off Season and no students are present.

Christopher “Lobo” Ostrowski
Demonology Department Head
AAD of Division 8

Sources:
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/pennsylvania.htm

http://www.villanovan.com/…/view.php/150559/Haunted-Hotspots

https://www.unigo.com/…/five_curiosities_on_villanova%E2%80…

Photo Credits:

www.woodhavenhistoric.com

www1.villanova.edu

commons.wikimedia.org

  

Apr 17

Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School
By: Christopher Rogue Ostrowski
William H. Luden was the famous developer of the menthol cough drop and founder of the Luden’s company, which is also known for the original “5th Ave. Chocolate Bar”.
Luden launched a backroom candy business in 1879 in the rear of his father’s jewelry shop at 35 N. 5th St., Reading, Pennsylvania;
Luden built two mansions, one on 5th Street in Reading Pa., and one at1400 Hill Rd, Reading, PA. The latter called Bon-Air.
Luden sold the mansion to the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1939. It was turned into a Catholic High School. It welcomed its first students in 1940. An expansion the following year, roughly doubling its size, linked the mansion with its carriage house.
The doors may have closed on Central Catholic High School in 2011, the ghost stories that have spun out of the former Luden Mansion on Hill Road, may never stop operating.
The hauntings of the stately structure range from the natural deaths of Luden family members to a report of the suicide of one of William H. Luden’s sons.
Built over an old iron mine, the home he called Bon Air was a spectacular residence with a ballroom, bowling alley and a total of 33 rooms, including servants’ quarters on the third level. There were tunnels and nooks beneath the building.
Seated above what is now “City Park”, the mansion’s western side of the estate gave the Luden family a large view of the city.
And it is said that on that porch, one of William Luden’s sons hanged himself
The tales of death there have taken lives of their own. Stories of murders and mayhem have in numerous websites, in Urban Legends on the streets of Reading and in the stomping and shouting of upstart paranormal groups, which clumsily parade floor to floor.
Staffers have told stories of Temperature fluctuations, Papers being turned slowly on desks. “Things” that are walking around after hours. BUT, because of fear of repercussion, no one will allow a name or Title to be used. This hurts, of course, credibility
Christopher “Papa Coyote” Ostrowski
Demonology Department Head
PHOTO SOURCES:
http://photos.goreadingberks.com/p940129064

Christopher Rogue Ostrowski's photo.
Christopher Rogue Ostrowski's photo.

Apr 17

The Quaker church

The Quaker church

BY: Christopher Rogue Ostrowski

on Quaker Church Road in Perryopolis Pa., contains multiple different ghost stories. Now Quaker Church was founded by none other than a bunch of Quakers in the 1700’s. It was a sight where they killed supposed witches and where others practiced black magic later. The hellhound that haunts the church is just one legend.

Supposedly, past investigators have talk to people that have driven or walked past the church. One even stated that he hit a big black dog and it rolled up his hood and over his car. The dog got up and started chasing the car, It is stated that the Dog kept up with the car. But, once he cleared the church it had disappeared.

There are many more “Legends” about this once, a Quaker Church. One is that inside there is believed to a written description on the wall about how someone, a supposed witch was killed and if you read, that’s how you die. There is graffiti, quite a bit. It looks as if there “Satanists” and “Devil Worshipers” there at one time.***

Now there is an old tombstone that glows, supposedly There is a very creepy inscription on it,

A similar Inscription can be seen at The church of Sta. Maria Novella, in Florence. There is a fresco by Masaccio, “The Trinity” (ca. 1427). Below the fresco is a skeleton in the wall, with the epitaph, “io fu gia quel che voi siete e quel chio son voi anco sarete” (“I was once that which you are, and what I am you also will be”).
But this inscription is Americanized and says:
“Remember youth as you go by. As you are now so once was I. As I am now so you shall be. Prepare for death and follow me.”

The “legend” says if you sit on the tombstone when it’s glowing and read the inscription you and everyone you’re with will die. I don’t know if it’s true,

*** Probably just kids out for kicks. No respectable Satanist, Luciferian or “Devil Worshiper” would destroy a place like that

SOURCES:
http://www.perryopolis.com/providence.shtml

PHOTOS
http://pittsburghghostsquad.blogspot.com/2013_08_01_archive…

A Brief History of Providence Meeting House as compiled by Joan Lyons from the recollections of Mr. David Binns and from Himshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Quaker Research.
PERRYOPOLIS.COM

Apr 17

The Rehmeyer House

The Rehmeyer House

By: Christopher Rogue Ostrowski

 

In a Place now known as Spring Valley Park, stands the Rehmeyer House. This place was once Rehmeyer’s Hollow, named after the owner of the House, Nelson Rehmeyer.

Nelson Rehmeyer was what called, in this area, a Pow Wow Doctor. This hits a chord with me because I too practice this type of Folk Medicine.

On Nov. 27th, 1928, Nelson was murdered by a gentleman and three accomplices. John Blymire believed that Nelson Rehmeyer, believed to be a witch, cursed or hexed him. He consulted Nellie Noll, known as the Marietta River Witch. Noll told him that 2 things needed to be down to break the Hex:
1. Steal Rehmeyer’s spell book “The Long Lost Friend” and burn it.
This is a book written in 1820 by John George Hoffman. A type of “Spell book” for this PA German Shamanic Folk Medicine
2. Cut a lock of Rehmeyer’s hair and bury it 6-feet in the ground.

Blymire and his two accomplices broke into Rehmeyer’s home. There was a fight. They brutally beat Nelson and strangled him. The home was set ablaze to cover their tracks.

Somehow, the flames extinguished themselves. The police found enough evidence from the body and scene to charge all three men with Murder of Nelson Rehmeyer.
This became known as the “York Hex Slayings”

Since the Murder, there have been reports of Black dogs with red eyes on the grounds and in the woods. “Smoke” is seen coming from the home. Even “UFO sightings have been reported.

The grounds are said to be “Bad Grounds” by local Native Americans.

Sources
Fate Magazine, 1949

 

Feb 28

Boldt Castle

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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Boldt Castle

by Lillee Allee
Alexandria Bay, New York
1-800-847-5263
Open May through October with access by boat or shuttle from Canada and the United States. The gorgeous grounds are also available for private weddings.

Mr. Boldt ran the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. During vacations, the Boldts stayed at a family home on the St . Lawrence River. In 1900, Boldt commissioned 300 builders to erect the beautiful 120 room fairytale resort on Heart Island, with gardens, a yacht house and a children’s playhouse.
This beautiful castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of Mrs Boldt. Mr. Boldt had it built as a labor of love for his wife. After her sudden death in 1904, he ordered all work stopped. It was never completed, and left on its own for 74 years. Boldt himself never returned to the island. In 1977, the Thousand Island Bridge Authority would open the castle and use all monies for the enjoyment of future generations. Since then, several million dollars have been spent or restoration and rehabilitation. Lights are often reported in the windows of the castle, long after the last boat has left.

http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/
theshadowlands.net/places/newyork.htm

Feb 28

BARA-HACK

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

I am a supervisor for several programs assisting individuals with intellectual and mental challenges. I have 2 Masters Degrees from Penn State in Communication Disorders and Psychology. My first experiences with the paranormal were around age 5. I’ve been fascinated ever since. I have been an investigator for over 10 years (first 5 years with a team, then leaving to form my own more than 5 years ago, and have taught classes on investigation, evidence analysis (especially EVP) and debunking at local community college. I also have abilities, some of which began at age 5 and others around puberty. Therefore my fields of major interest are investigation and psychic and empath. While I am open to considering all aspect and viewpoints, I am dedicated to seeking natural explanations first before anything is considered evidence.
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BARA-HACK
Pomfret, Connecticut

Bara-Hack, Welsh for “breaking of bread”, is a long abandoned village in the Ragged Hills area of Eastern Connecticut settled in the late 1700’s. Very little of the village remains, having been long ago grown in by the surrounding forest. Bara-Hack was purchased in 1776 by Obadiah Higginbotham, though he did not settle there until 1790. His family was shortly after joined by Jonathan Randall, a British Army deserter and his family. Both were of Welsh descent and slave owners. Making their living by crafting flax wheels, a few other families joined the settlement as well. Higginbotham had built a water wheel and a mill. The small settlement, however, did not last. Demand for their product waned; families left for more prosperous areas, and the founding families passed on as well within the century.
Bara-Hack became a stop for colonial history buffs, who followed the paths from Ragged Hill to what little remained of Bara-Hack, mainly building foundations, paths and the cemetery where the Higginbotham and Randall families and their slaves remain buried. In days since, the tiny village has drawn paranormal buffs more often than history buffs. Reports of ghostly activity on the settlement grounds began as far back as its first days, most commonly the spirit of a baby sitting in a tree over the cemetery, reported by the families’ slaves and continuing to this day. Known also as the “Village of Voices”, some claim Bara-Hack to be the basis for The Blair Witch Project. Other claims include hearing laughter of children, as well as singing, the rumble and hoof beats of horse-drawn buggies, cattle and other domestic animals.
Newspaper articles have noted alleged spirit orbs and light streaks over the cemetery, as well as the face of a bearded man hovering over the graveyard. A paranormal team reported in 1971 seeing the bearded man, in addition to a wealth of other potential evidence. Some believe that the veil between this world and the next is thin in these woods, allowing a glimpse into days long past. Due in part to the unwelcome attention drawn to Pomfret by the investigators’ reports, as well as the newspaper articles, in addition to the dangers to amateur “ghost hunters” posed by crumbling remains of structures, holes from wells, and mountain lions, Bara-Hack is now private property, and access is prohibited.
SOURCES:
Ctpost
Connecticut History

 

Feb 28

Undercliff Sanitorium

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

I am a supervisor for several programs assisting individuals with intellectual and mental challenges. I have 2 Masters Degrees from Penn State in Communication Disorders and Psychology. My first experiences with the paranormal were around age 5. I’ve been fascinated ever since. I have been an investigator for over 10 years (first 5 years with a team, then leaving to form my own more than 5 years ago, and have taught classes on investigation, evidence analysis (especially EVP) and debunking at local community college. I also have abilities, some of which began at age 5 and others around puberty. Therefore my fields of major interest are investigation and psychic and empath. While I am open to considering all aspect and viewpoints, I am dedicated to seeking natural explanations first before anything is considered evidence.
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Undercliff Sanitorium

Undercliff Road
Meriden, Connecticut
The first sanitorium in the United States to focus solely on treating children with tuberculosis and other debilitating contagious disease, the building which came to be called Undercliff Sanitorium opened in 1910 at the base of South Mountain in Meridan, CT. Over the years, the sprawling facility also served as a mental hospital, and what many would refer to as a long term care mental asylum. As did so many other mental health facilities in the mid-1970’s, Undercliff closed its doors for the last time.
In addition to children and later adults separated from their families while being treated for diseases that slowly and painfully claimed so many of those inflicted, Undercliff also was the setting for horrific abuse inflicted in the name of treatment of those with mental health disorders. Some forms of treatment for mental health disorders included painful electro-convulsive therapy, lobotomy, immersion in hot or cold water, and isolation in small, dark, stimulus free rooms. At least one patient was purported to have been murdered by other patients. Convicted cannibalistic serial killer Hadden Clark lived in the area in his early years, claims to have buried at least one of his victims on the grounds.
Common belief is that many of the former residents and other victims have never left the abandoned institution. Children who had to be away from their families as they suffered and subsequently passed from tuberculosis, German measles, etc. are heard laughing as well as crying. Their shadowy figures and apparitions are seen in the halls or in the windows. Likewise footsteps can be heard running through the hallways. Some claim that these are hospital staff running to emergences or after mental patients; others claim they are actually mental patients running away from staff. Their screams can be heard inside the facility. The patient allegedly murdered by peers is reported wandering the grounds. Although entering the abandoned facility and its grounds was forbidden, EVPs and photos can be found on the internet. In 2010, one of three teen aspiring ghost hunters was killed when he jumped from a cliff while running from police when they were caught trespassing.
The former Undercliff Sanitorium, after sitting vacant for decades was demolished in 2013.
SOURCES:
Haunted Places
Damnedct
Abandoned Abandoned

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Jan 30

Death Ship of the Platte River

Katie Snow

Katie Snow

Chair: Aliens & UFO's at Dead Ringer Paranormal
My name is Kathy Snow however in the Paranormal world I am simply known as katie! My team and I take the paranormal field very seriously and have been up and down the eastern seaboard investigating known and unknown locations. My team consists of all family members giving us the opportunity to work well together with no drama. I am a national as well as internationally published paranormal writer. Our evidence has been shown on My ghost story caught on camera and we work hard within our community to bring awareness and understanding to the field. There are four ordained ministers on the team. After 16 years in the field we no longer do in house investigations as we are out trying to find unknown haunted locations and we consult on cases other teams may have questions on. After founding 3 teams, we have recently relocated and our new team name is Dead Ringer Paranormal. We are proud of the work we do and try to show the community it is a scientific field of study and a lot of work goes into what we all do. We are an old world team meaning we investigate with just what we need, we do not hook up wires and tons of equipment, we believe in studying the paranormal in traditional proven ways. I am excited and proud to have been asked to be a rep for NPS..
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ty1Death Ship of the Platte River By Katie Snow
between Torrington and Alcova
Wyoming U.S.A.

If you ever find yourself south of Casper Wyoming during late fall stay clear of the banks of the Platte River. Sightings dating back to 1862 of a phantom ghost ship swirl amongst the residents of this area. Looming out of the fog you see the gray sails, frosted crew and old time ship caressing the waters beckoning you to see its’ corpsly cargo.From a bygone era tales of those who cast their gaze upon it have found their loved ones deceased upon their arrival home or shortly there after.

The legend states that the first sighting was by a trapper Leon Webber. According to records he felt uneasy and a cold chill enveloped him, mere seconds later a ship appeared from out of the shroud of fog. It was that of an old time clipper type ship, with a crew covered in frost surrounding a body lying upon its deck. The crew step aside only to reveal the body in which they were feverishly working over is that of your loved one who upon your arrival home has succumbed to death or quickly there after.

Attempts to photograph the ship never turn out as it usually only shows a photo of solid grey or a white haze surrounded by the fog of the banks of the river.

Sources –
King FM Radio
Tom Rizzo
Haunted Places
My Country 95.5 Radio

Jan 30

Wyoming State Hospital

Katie Snow

Katie Snow

Chair: Aliens & UFO's at Dead Ringer Paranormal
My name is Kathy Snow however in the Paranormal world I am simply known as katie! My team and I take the paranormal field very seriously and have been up and down the eastern seaboard investigating known and unknown locations. My team consists of all family members giving us the opportunity to work well together with no drama. I am a national as well as internationally published paranormal writer. Our evidence has been shown on My ghost story caught on camera and we work hard within our community to bring awareness and understanding to the field. There are four ordained ministers on the team. After 16 years in the field we no longer do in house investigations as we are out trying to find unknown haunted locations and we consult on cases other teams may have questions on. After founding 3 teams, we have recently relocated and our new team name is Dead Ringer Paranormal. We are proud of the work we do and try to show the community it is a scientific field of study and a lot of work goes into what we all do. We are an old world team meaning we investigate with just what we need, we do not hook up wires and tons of equipment, we believe in studying the paranormal in traditional proven ways. I am excited and proud to have been asked to be a rep for NPS..
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tyWyoming State Hospital by Katie Snow
831 Wyoming 150, Evanston, WY 82930

In a town that still contains most of its original 1870 buildings lies the Wyoming State Hospital. The only of its kind in the state it still is run
as a mental hospital since it opened her doors in 1887. Containing 230 beds this town has had an odd past which only adds to the questions of who the hanging woman in the window may be.

Eerily enough a sheet hangs in the a window as people report the vision of a young lady who repeatedly shows herself as hanging from a noose. It is also reported that objects move on their own , voices, lights appearing when electric is off, howling, moving rocking chairs and floating lights.

Sources –
hauntin.gs
Shadowlands
Google

Jan 29

The Frontier Prison

Katie Snow

Katie Snow

Chair: Aliens & UFO's at Dead Ringer Paranormal
My name is Kathy Snow however in the Paranormal world I am simply known as katie! My team and I take the paranormal field very seriously and have been up and down the eastern seaboard investigating known and unknown locations. My team consists of all family members giving us the opportunity to work well together with no drama. I am a national as well as internationally published paranormal writer. Our evidence has been shown on My ghost story caught on camera and we work hard within our community to bring awareness and understanding to the field. There are four ordained ministers on the team. After 16 years in the field we no longer do in house investigations as we are out trying to find unknown haunted locations and we consult on cases other teams may have questions on. After founding 3 teams, we have recently relocated and our new team name is Dead Ringer Paranormal. We are proud of the work we do and try to show the community it is a scientific field of study and a lot of work goes into what we all do. We are an old world team meaning we investigate with just what we need, we do not hook up wires and tons of equipment, we believe in studying the paranormal in traditional proven ways. I am excited and proud to have been asked to be a rep for NPS..
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w1The Frontier Prison by Katie Snow
499 W Walnut Street
Rawins, Wyoming 82301
307/324-4422
Website: http://www.wyomingfrontierprison.org

Started in 1888 but not completed until 1901, Wyoming’s Frontier Prison opened its doors with 104 cells, no water, no electrical components and barely what one would consider heat.

13,500 prisoners walked through its doors over its years and overcrowding was a constant issue. 32 additional cells were added in 1904 and even women were housed until they were transferred to Colorado. Located on Interstate 80. The “Old Pen” was in operation until 1981.

This prison housed the death row inmates and nine were hanged, five sent to the gas chamber and some died of prison house incidents such as riots,beatings,escapes as well as murders. All in all a total of 250 died within its walls.

It is said that the energy of the prison can be felt as negative because of the horrible history which has manifested into what some claim to be paranormal activity such as full body apparitions, cold spots, dis-embodied voices. The prison allows overnight lockdowns as well as tours throughout certain times of the year.

Sources –
Wyoming Frontier Prison
Haunted Places in Wyoming
Shadowlands

Jan 17

Central City Masonic Cemetery

By: Justin Klobucar

Black Hawk, CO 80422
The cemetery is most famously known for it’s ghost “the lady in black”. She was first sighted in the late 1800’s laying flowers at the grave of James Cameron. Rumors began circulating that she was a ghost. Skeptical townspeople gathered at the cemetery to witness the lady in black for themselves. Sure enough, the woman walked to the grave, laid the flowers on the grave, and vanished. The cemetery is now part of a ghost walk in Central City.

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Jan 17

Mollly Brown House

by Justin Klobucar
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203


James Joseph Brown bought the house in 1894. He signed the title to the house to his wife, Margaret “Molly” Brown, in 1898. Molly Brown is most famous for surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, earning her the nickname “Unsinkable”. The mansion was sold in 1932 shortly after her death.
Activity: Employees of the now museum report seeing shadowy figures, piano keys moving on their own and the pungent odor of cigar smoke.
Sources: http://www.realhaunts.com/united-states/molly-brown/

www.mollybrown.org

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Jan 17

The Amstel House

Katie Snow

Katie Snow

Chair: Aliens & UFO's at Dead Ringer Paranormal
My name is Kathy Snow however in the Paranormal world I am simply known as katie! My team and I take the paranormal field very seriously and have been up and down the eastern seaboard investigating known and unknown locations. My team consists of all family members giving us the opportunity to work well together with no drama. I am a national as well as internationally published paranormal writer. Our evidence has been shown on My ghost story caught on camera and we work hard within our community to bring awareness and understanding to the field. There are four ordained ministers on the team. After 16 years in the field we no longer do in house investigations as we are out trying to find unknown haunted locations and we consult on cases other teams may have questions on. After founding 3 teams, we have recently relocated and our new team name is Dead Ringer Paranormal. We are proud of the work we do and try to show the community it is a scientific field of study and a lot of work goes into what we all do. We are an old world team meaning we investigate with just what we need, we do not hook up wires and tons of equipment, we believe in studying the paranormal in traditional proven ways. I am excited and proud to have been asked to be a rep for NPS..
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The Amstel House

By: Katie Snow
2 E 4th Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-2794

 

Built in 17th century The Amstle House and The Finney Inn, were homes of means. They are two homes that face each other and were owned by a father and son who had a connecting tunnel beneath ground for passage between the two. Amstel House, Now a Museum, is said to be the most paranomally active with most of the activity taking place on the third floor. Windows will open and close of their own accord, items soar through the air and are found in alternate locations then where originally placed.

Many of the locals as well as visitors have spoke of a women in a blue dress that haunts the well to do home. She has been seen for over a century on and off gazing out the windows. No one knows for sure who she may be, however, there are three likely possibilities. A woman named Elizabeth who’s child died moments after birth and she herself passed shortly after, another woman named Elizabeth who watched her whole family be consumed by TB or Ms Anna Finney herself.
Sources-

Delaware Online
Haunted Houses

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Jan 16

The Patty Cannon Home

cdDelancy Road, just off Rt. 40 at the Delaware/Maryland line

In 1760 a new life came into the world. Her name was Patty Cannon.
Not a nice person by all accounts she was a leader of a gang that
kidnapped free slaves and sent them back to the plantation owners.
From 1821 thru 1829 Patty took on another role. That of Murderess.
It is said she murdered anywhere from 4 to 11 plus men, women and
children by means of beating or shooting. Finally a body was found
in her basement and before her trial she took her own life. Later her
head was stolen from her paupers grave and now resides in the library of Dover, the Capitol city of Delaware. It is said she wanders her home, prehaps looking for her head.

Source – Delaware Online

Jan 10

Delaware

fRockwood Mansion / Museum By Katie Snow
610 Shipley Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Built in 1851 for Quaker Merchant Joseph Shipley, this Gothic Revival Home was held by his descendants the Bringhurst Family until it was donated to New Castle County in 1973 and turned into a park and event facility.

It is said it is one of the most haunted locations in Delaware. From footsteps in the dark to giggling children at play when none are present, this mansion was shown on my ghost story presented by the Bio Channel.
It not only holds events but also ghost tours and investigations of this large almost chilling property.

Sources
Deleware Online
Haunted Places

Jan 03

Fort Delaware

rPea Patch Island
Delaware City, DE 19706

Built in 1859 Fort Delaware was a fortress for the captured Confederates of the civil war. Built to protect the port of Wilmington as well as Philadelphia it is now a State Park and Museum. Located on a tiny island
known as Pea Patch Island, it is an amazing fact that it was once occupied by over 16,000 people and prisoners.

It is said that there are quite a few spirits that roam this old fort such as the woman who is said to have been a cook for the long gone officers. It appears (no pun intended) that she will show herself as a full
apparition in period dress doing cooking tasks.

Sources
Delaware State Parks
Delaware Online

Dec 29

Eagle Saloon / Clayton Club

26096 Main Street
Clayton, CA 94517
(925) 673-0440

In the 1860’s this saloon building was brought up the river from San Fransisco to the town of Clayton.
It was one of five saloons in the town and the building seems to be the most paranomally active out of the five.
The eagle Saloon, as it is now known, seems to have cold spots, things being moved and misplaced and the lights which
flicker on and off.

Sources
CBS San Fransisco
Haunted Places

Dec 29

Water Dog Lake

1Belmont, CA
San Mateo County

Although a legend in this part of California it is said a small boy was killed by the Water Dog while he scouted the area alone. Others state the untruth to this legend as an accused murderer was convicted of the heinous crime and dumped the body of the child there. Whichever may be the truth it seems you hear gun shots and screams
and most visitors never return.

Source
Haunted Places
Shadowlands
Haunted Bay Area CBS

Dec 27

Haunted Castle House B&B

 Haunted Castle House B&B Contact Name  Nick Sacco
Location 841 Highway C
Brumley, MO 65017Open Always
Phone
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Website historiccastlehouse.com
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At the Haunted Castle House B&B we have numerous sightings of spirits in both cemeteries behind the house as well as each room in the house. The Martha Dixon room is the epicenter of paranormal activity as this is where Mrs. Dixon died at the turn of the century. Other sightings are mostly the spirits of patients that Dr. Dixon treated or soldiers also that the doctor treated and died on the premises.

Haunted Castle House B&B rents out rooms or the entire house depending on your need we have varying rates and discounted rates for paranormal groups please contact us for prices

Hours: Open Always
Open to Investigations (Contact info@hauntedcastlehouse.com for information)

Dec 24

The Dohney Mansion

w905 Loma Vista Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In the stewardship of Mount Saint Mary’s University is the 1899 Mansion once owned by the Posey family. The home shows the wealth and oppulance of a bygone era that gained greater Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills society the glitz and glamour known today.

On the evening of the 16th of February 1929 there was a gunshot that resounded from the guest bedroom which upon entrance held the injured body of Mr. Posey and his Secretary Hugh Plunket’s dead body. It is of the thought that it may have been a suicide pact and is known as the DeMille Conspiracy.

It is now said that part of the mansion is in a bit of disrepair as night ground maintenance can not remain employed due to screams and other noises that can be heard coming from inside the home.

Tours are offered by the University of Saint Mary’s

Sources:
http://www.dohenymansion.org
The Shadowlands
Haunted Places

Dec 24

Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

qwww.professorjavas.com
217 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205
(518) 435-0843
6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
This wonderful restaurant warns the patron right on the website that there are spirits in the building, not to be scared, and also states that one might just have an encounter. Many mention seeing grown men in mirrors but not in the actual room. Workers hear noises at night. Most report feelings of unease or feelings of an extra person at or around their table. A spirit of a dog has also been seen and heard. Workers often refuse to go to the basement alone, as they feel that this is where the activity emanates. Originally a residence, the building became a hair salon before it became the coffee house. Personal experiences include cold spots, breezes from no definable sources, and feelings of not being alone in the rest room.
Sources:
Personal visits from Lillee Allee
theshadowlands.net/places/newyork.htm

Dec 22

The Brightside

13The Brightside
Raquette Lake
In the heart of the Adirondacks, NY
(not accessible by car)
While it is currently being used for Fiber Optic training classes, you may contact
John Bruno for more information at 315-737-2157 or email jbruno@fiberinstrumentsales.com
The Brightside Hotel is a rustic inn on Raquette Lake \in the Adirondacks. Originally a residence in the 1880s, the Bryere family build a hotel and a complex in the style of the Adirondack great camps. Now owned by The Light Connection, it has been renovated and modernized.
The owners admit to non-living gusts and residents and share living guests’ stories. Many have reported being touched or seeing something watching them. In the 1970s, a husband’s death in a blizzard, has since caused witnesses to see the wife waiting for her husband in their room if the piano is being played below. During renovations workers found two coats from yesteryear on a coatrack; a situation that has never been explained. Because the original owner was the county’s coroner, bodies were stored in the basement if the ground was frozen. One room seems to have continual reports of blue orb-like lights seen by the naked eye, if that is not enough, the bed also sometimes shakes. There are other reports of activity in the kitchen, doors acting strangely without human intervention, and cameras taking pictures on their own.
According to the Brightside’s web site, in 2002, the Mohawk Valley Ghost Hunters investigated and found some evidence in the original building.
The building is only accessible by boat.
Sources:
brightsideonraquette.com
thefreegeorge.com/thefreegeorge/haunted-hotels-adirondacks/

Dec 22

The Big Moose Inn

12The Big Moose Inn
on historic Big Moose Lake
1510 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay, New York 13331 (open throughout the year)
(315) 357-2042 | (888) 924-4666
innkeeper@bigmooseinn.com
On the shores of Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks, sits the historical Big Moose Inn. For decades this has been a beloved vacation spot, but is best known for the murder of pregnant Grace Brown in the early 1900s. Built in 1902 as Burdick’s Camp and then Waterman’s Camp, it became Big Moose Inn in 1946, and more new owners offered more building and renovations. The Inn now boasts 16 guest rooms, a dining room, and a tavern.
The story of Ms. Brown has been immortalized in a book called “An American Tragedy” by Theodore Dreiser. Native to South Otselic, New York, Brown started working at the Gillette Skirt Company in Cortland, New York in 1905. An illicit affair with the owner’s nephew, Chester Gillette, resultedin pregnancy. Gillette, an entitled young man took this working glass girl to Big Moose Lake, with promises of marriage and a new lifestyle. Witnesses saw the two on the lake onJuly 11th, but Gillette returned alone. Brown’s body was found in the lake the next day. It is believed that Gillette knocked Brown out with a tennis racket and threw her out of the craft to drown in the lake. Gillette was executed in 1908 in Auburn Prison.
This became a story of poverty, pregnancy and privilege. Jennifer Donnelly’s novel A Northern Light. and the non-fiction Adirondack Tragedy: The Gillette Murder Case of 1906, by Joseph W. Brownell & Patricia A. Wawrzaszek, and Murder in the Adirondacks: An American Tragedy Revisited by Craig Brandon. George Stevens’ 1951 film, A Place in the Sun, starring Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, was also inspired by the murder.
Many hotel guests have allegedly seen Brown’s ghost by the lake, and the ambience of the area adds to romantic and other unsettling feelings deep in the heart of the forest.
Sources:
bigmooseinn.com
thefreegeorge.com/thefreegeorge/haunted-hotels-adirondacks/

Dec 22

Wolfe Manor/ Clovis Ave. Sanitarium

112674 Clovis Avenue
Clovis, Ca.

In a town noted as the “Gateway to the Sierras” stood an opulant mansion known as Wolfe Manor. Completed in 1922 for Anthony Andriotti it stayed as a private residence until the upkeep bankrupted the owner who turned to alcohol and died in 1929. The manor has never known happiness and earned a reputation for a black hole of woefulness and death.

The manor sat empty until 1935 when it became a Sanitarium named Hazelwood. Hazelwood took in patients that were dying from TB. In 1942 it once again changed hands and became known as the Clovis Avenue Sanitarium and adopted a new role as a place for both the physically as well as the mentally ill. Many were dropped off at the door and things declined rapidly as many suffered behind its’ closed doors. The newly dead were stored in
the basement and locals told tales of the steady stream of bodies being carried out and it closed down shortly after.

In the year 1997 Todd Wolfe bought the property to make a Halloween attraction, however the obvious presence in the manor could not be denied. It seems something constantly harassed his employees and a figure that has been spotted in one of the rooms known as Mary’s room has physically grabbed those who have come in contact with the ghostly
presence.

Sources –
Haunted Locations
The Travel Channel

Dec 22

Saint James (Brantley) Hotel

101200 Water Ave.
Selma, AL 36701
Phone:(334) 872-3234
Opening as The Brantley in 1837, the Saint James Hotel overlooks the Alabama River in the center of downtown Selma. Selm has a history not only of the riots for voting, but also as a very important foothold for the Confederate Army during the Civil War however most of the town was burned by the Union Soldiers during the Selma Battle. The hotel and a few other buildings were spared.

After the war this hotel was operated by Benjamin Sterling Turner,(the first African American ever elected to the United States Congress). It is said the hotel was host to outlaw brothers Frank and Jesse James in 1881.
In 1892, the hotel fell upon hard times and ceased operations.
For a century the doors remained closed however a group of investors purchased the old building and officially reopen the doors of the establishment in 1997 as the St. James Hotel.

Paranormal Activity –
Legend states that two of the most reported “hauntings” in the hotel include Jesse James and his girlfriend Lucinda. Employees and guests alike claim to have seen the apparition of a man dressed in attire that was common for a man in the late 1800s. He is most often seen in the rooms in which he typically stayed – rooms 214, 314, and 315.
several witnesses have observed what appears to be residual hauntings of individuals who are fully clothed in dress that were common to the 1800s. They seem unaware of the “living” surrounding them.
Additionally, the sounds of apparent ghost dogs can be heard in the area. Jessie James, some have said, once owned a black dog that was his companion for many years. Many guests at the St. James have reported hearing a dog running up and down the halls.
Source – Strange Alabama

Dec 22

The Sagamore Hotel

9110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
Hotel Direct: 518.644.9400
Reservations (Toll-Free): 866.384.1944
Group Sales: 855.700.OPAL
The Sagamore Hotel, just north of Lake George in the Adirondacks) was originally opened in 1883 . Its land covers almost all of Green Island. The main building was destroyed by two fires in 1893 and 1914 and reconstructed in 1930 and closed in 1981. Empty for two years, it re-opened in 1983, 100 years after its original construction. The building is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
According to The Free George, many visitors since the 1950s have given corresponding accounts of strange occurrences. Some say they’ve seen the ghost of a middle-aged woman wearing a blue polka-dot dress moving through the hallways and the Trillium, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. Sometimes the woman is accompanied by a man and walks down the stairs into the reception area. Others hear children giggling in the hallways or on the golf course. An undocumented legend says that a little boy was hit by a car while running after a golf ball and died, staying to haunt the golf course forever. There are even reports of one room being closed off to visitors because of strange noises during the night. One previous employee claimed that the hotel is built on a Native American cemetery, which is the source of the strange feelings and ghosts sightings reported by many of the guests and employees. A prep cook quit after a tall woman in white spoke to him and then walked through him and disappeared.
thesagamore.com
thefreegeorge.com/thefreegeorge/haunted-hotels-adirondacks/

Dec 22

Beardslee Castle

8123 Old State Road
Little Falls, NY 13365
315-823-3000
info@BeardsleeCastle.com
According to The Free George, Beardslee is truly a castle–a replica of an ancient Irish castle built in 1860 by masons from Ireland and Switzerland. Beardslee Castle may be one of the most haunted buildings in New York State with tales of death and unexplainable events on the Beardslee property dating back more than 300 years. In the mid-1700’s a group of Native Americans were killed when they tried to enter a homestead filled to the brim with munitions and powder. Route 5 travelers have reported seeing a blinding light rush from the trees, resulting in many fatalities as cars drove off the road. Some drivers have reported seeing a young child walking along the road in the middle of the night, with reports that the ghost of Mr. Beardslee was seen holding a lantern and searching for a lost child. The suicide of Pop Christensen, the first owner of the castle when it was a restaurant added to the stories. Recent guests speak of a young woman dressed in white who is walking outside. Two drivers witnessed the young woman being hit as she stepped into the road one night, but no one was on the road and there were no marks on the car. Employees of the castle are afraid to be there alone, hearing steps, music and voices. Tables have been found overturned and chairs moved around in the mornings.
Over one hundred psychics and paranormal experts have concluded that it is indeed haunted. A recording done by the New Hampshire Institute for Paranormal Research in 1983, picked up playful whispers throughout the night. In October 1999, the Castle was featured in a segment of “Haunted History” on the History Channel, and the producer said that a picture of a ghost in the dungeon was the best he’d ever seen.
The castle serves dinner four nights a week and also hosts wedding receptions, banquets and special events. Guests can head down to the Dungeon for drinks at the bar and perhaps an extra fright, as most of the sightings have taken place in this specific area.
www.beardsleecastle.com
thefreegeorge.com/thefreegeorge/haunted-hotels-adirondacks/

Dec 22

Kanai Cemetery

31st Ave and Coral St
Kenai, AK
United States
This Cemetery hides secrets from a brutal past. Servants brought here to mine for gold were brutally murdered after the gold mines ran dry. The owners would rather have them killed then pay to feed them. They were buried in unmarked graves outside the main cemetery.
Paranormal Activity- There have been numerous sightings of a heavyset woman named Marie. There has also been sightings of a spirit named Arthur who tends to the graves at night.
Sources:
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/alaska.htm
http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/kenai-cemetery/

Dec 22

Hotel Captain Cook

2939 W 5th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States
Many have reported strange sightings after 2 women committed suicide at this Anchorage hotel.
Paranormal Activity: Guests have reported seeing the ghost of a woman in the bathroom of the hotel. Doors have been reported to open and close on their own.
Sources:
http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/hotel-captain-cook/
http://www.alaska.org/detail/ghost-tours-of-anchorage

Dec 22

Birch Hill Cemetery

1City Lights Blvd
Fairbanks, AK
United States
The cemetery was built in 1938. It is known for its many folk monuments and beautiful landscape.
Paranormal Activity- Many have reported seeing a “white lady”, several shadow figures, and a little boy who looks like he is from the 1930’s.
Sources:
http://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/birch-hill-cemetery/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_Hill_Cemetery

Dec 15

William Winston House

d3Deshler High School Campus
200 Northeast Commons Street
Tuscumbia, Alabama
(256) 389-2910

On November 22, 1874 in the late nineteenth century a tornado bore down on the home of Judith Winston.
Although she did try to take cover, she failed and was crushed beneath rubble. Her sons retrived her
and she passed away in the front bedroom of the east side of the home from her injuries.

Paranormal Activity Noted –

One woman who was setting up for her daughter’s wedding was said to be disturbed by the chairs rattling by themselves.
Upset by the odd occurrence, the woman questioned the home’s curator and was told that Mrs. Winston simply wanted an
invitation. Once an oral invitation was given the chair rattling ceased. Some also credit Judith Winston’s spirit
with the “weeping walls” in the downstairs entry hall when there is the threat of a storm.

It is also said that some identify another spirit as that of William Winston, as William Winston, the home’s builder.
It is said he has been seen standing at the top of the stairs and wandering through the halls.

http://cityoftuscumbia.org

Source – Southern Spirit Guide

Dec 15

Haunted Bridge

d2Pleasant Hill Road
Etowah County
Gasden, Alabama

Legend has it that a couple lived close by and had a terrible argument in which the wife and her baby fled the premises.
Feeling guilty the husband got into the carriage and went in search for her. When the wife heard the carriage she appeared
out of the brush along side the bridge and frightened the horses. The horses reared and knocke her and the infant into the
Black Creek and they both drowned.

Paranormal Activity Noted – Locals state that a woman is seen walking the banks of the creek and carriage wheels and a baby’s
cry can be heard.

http://etowahcounty.org

Sources – Shadowlands
Haunted Places

Dec 15

Richards DAR House

d1256 North Joachim Street
Mobile, Alabama
In 1860 Charles Richards, his wife, Caroline Elizabeth Steele,
and their twelve children, (though a few did not make it past childhood) moved into this
Ante-Bellum Mansion. In their seventh year Caroline died in childbirth.The home remained in
the family for a few generations then passed into the hands of the owners of a cement company.
When the building outlived its usage as an office, it was turned over to the city.

Paranormal activity noticed – Quickly, the DAR members became aware of the spirits in residence. There are times when you hear—when you first go in, after opening up—you’ll hear young children. It sounds like children playing on the stairs or right at the top of the stairs.

It is now a museum.
http://www.richardsdarhouse.com/#_=_

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g30709-d535061-r…

sources – souther spirit guide

Dec 13

Moon River Brewing Company

z721 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 447-0943
This stately builing was built in 1821 by a Charleston native by the name of Elazer Early as the town’s first hotel and post office. The name of the hotel was The City Hotel and was quite upscale. The northern clientele were not so charming to the locals and in 1864, after an increased wave of violence, the hotel closed as Gen.Sherman led the Union Army throughout Georgia. Surviving the War this building sat unused until 1999 when it was renovated into the now Moon River Brewing Company.

Since it has open it’s doors the staff as well as customers encountered many unexplained activity. Sometimes very violent in nature. Stories of bottles being thrown and people being touched, pushed, and slapped by the unseen.
One of the ghostly figures is known as “Toby,” who will lurk in the bar’s billiard room where he has been known to assault patrons and staff. It is also said that a glowing white apparition has been seen on the restaurant’s upper floors and is believed to be the spirit of a hotel worker who died there in the late 1800s.
There have been reports of other activity as well and should be a stop on any paranormal vacation.
Source – The Travel Channel
wordpress.moonriverbrewing.com

Dec 13

Santa Margarita River Bridge

z5Santa Margarita River Bridge
De Luz Rd
Fallbrook, Ca 92028
It is said that during the California Gold Rush, a small group of wagoners were killed at the river near the current newer bridge in the early 1900′s, which was the same year Fallbrook Union High School was first established. Legend has it that on the first Prom night of the new Fallbrook High School three pair of teens disappeared and were later found dead in the river. There have been dozens of strange occurrences in this area and in local police reports all regarding the area of the river.
Source – Haunted History

Dec 13

Cherokee Cemetery

z4Cherokee Cemetery
831 Industrial Way
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone:(209) 334-9613

It is stated that the town sweetheart was murder in the 1800’s and her murderer burned alive in the home he owned across the street from the cemetery. Legend says that if you visit this cemetery after dark you will hear loud stomping in a deserted area of the cemetery. There is another legend that says a child and his father passed away on the same day and if you bring flowers and sit them on the headstone you will be visited and thanked by them.
http://www.cherokeememorial.com
Source – The Shadowlands

Dec 13

Union Hotel

z3Union Hotel
401 First Street, PO Box 874
Benicia, California 94510
(707) 746-0110

The Union Hotel seems to be haunted by two apparitions,a young man and a young woman. Legend states that in the 1800s a young, distraught woman hung herself in one of the rooms.She is described as having a woeful demeanor.
They say she has been seen as a full apparition wandering the hallways & several of the bedrooms as well as sadly peering out the windows. She has been heard crying and talking to herself when the hotel is still and empty. Lights also turn off and turn on by themselves.The Young Man apparition is thought to be connected to her in some way.
Has has been seen in the bar area and the dining room looking wistfully toward the staircase.
http://www.unionhotelbenicia.com
Source – Haunted Houses

Dec 13

Rose Hill Cemetery

Z2Rose Hill Cemetery
Pittsburg, California 94565
Floating & glowing crosses have been mentioned when talking about this cemetery. 13 apparitions of children dressed in black have also been seen in the graveyard and surrounding areas. There have also been Menacing, angry presences that have been felt by the living. Sounds heard include that of of bells as well as ghostly cries and laughter. This old graveyard is located on the the 5,000 acre Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
Source – Shadowlands

Dec 13

Adelaida Cemetery

Z1Adelaida Cemetery
9899 Chimney Rock Rd
Paso Robles, California 93446

It is stated that a women wearing a long white nightgown roams this cemetery on Friday nights between 10 PM and midnight.
Legend has it that it is Charlotte Sitton, the young wife of a minister who had committed suicide at 19 years of age in December of 1890.
Her child or children supposedly died during a diphtheria epidemic and now she leaves flowers on the grave(s) and is said to appear near either her grave or her child’s grave. Occasionally she can be seen carrying flowers and laying them upon the graves of children.
Source – Weird Claifornia

Dec 06

Kate Shephard House Bed & Breakfast

91553 Monterey Pl
Mobile, AL 36604
The historic bed and breakfast is haunted by the apparition of an elderly woman, who has been seen in guest rooms all over the building.
A strange presence has been felt by guests and staff.
Source Haunted Places
http://www.kateshepardhouse.com
http://alabama.travel/places-to-go/kate-shepard-house-the

Dec 06

State University of Albany (2)

8Pierce Hall, Alumni Quad
1400 Washington Ave,
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300
Throughout the last decades, students have reported alleged sightings of a young woman who wanders the halls. There has been no investigation as to who she was or why she remains at Pierce.
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/newyork.htm
http://www.albany.edu/

Dec 06

State University of Albany

8Mohican Hall, Indian Quad
1400 Washington Ave,
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3300
Reports of an apparition that appears “young looking” started in 1994. It wanders the halls of the dorm.
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/newyork.htm
http://www.albany.edu/

Dec 06

Oakwood Cemetery 2

750 101st St.
Troy, NY 12180
This cemetery is also allegedly one of the most haunted cemeteries in the United States. Witnesses have reported alleged spots of light, apparitions, the Virgin Mary statue weeping blood, and paranormal activity around Uncle Sam’s burial plot. It remains open with listed visiting hours. There are also reports of late night rituals and moving entities, but as you can see from the photos this may be only wildlife.
http://strangeusa.com/Viewlocation.aspx?id=7040
http://www.oakwoodcemetery.org
http://www.graveaddiction.com/owoodny.html

Dec 06

Oakwood Cemeteries

4940 Comstock Ave,
Syracuse, NY
(315) 565-2874
Visitors report apparitions, moving tombstones, sounds and voices. The cemetery is open for visitors but obey the posted hours. It is also known for its variety of trees and birds. Many are drawn to visit due to the beautiful variety of stone designs.
http://www.shadesofoakwood.com
http://www.oakwoodofsyracuse.com

Dec 06

Maple Hill Cemetery aka Dead Childrens Playground

3202 Maple Hill St SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 539-5537
Maple Hill Cemetery is the oldest and largest cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded on two acres in about the year 1822,
it now encompasses nearly 100 acres and contains over 80,000 burials.
There is a playground set up near the cemetery. It is said the ghosts of children play and swing on the swingsets.
Apparitions have been seen, and captured on film by investigations.
The swings sometimes can be seen swinging by themselves, and sounds of laughter and children’s voices are heard.
Around 1960, a group of abducted children’s bodies were found on these grounds.
It was added to the Alabama Historical Commission’s Historic Cemetery Register in 2008,
and to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Dec 06

Forest Park Cemetery also known as Pinewoods Cemetery

2387 Pinewoods Ave.
Brunswick, New York (east of Troy)
This is allegedly one of the top ten haunted cemeteries in the country. However, there are clearly no trespassing signs placed around the property, so do not visit without permission. It is currently owned by the Town of Brunswick.One of the mysteries of the site is that when two beautiful statues on monuments were vandalized, one decapitated with both arms broken off, blood flowed. One theory to this is that there is a red moss that may cause this anomaly, however another theory is that the iron rods built into the monuments for stability may have started to rust. Either way, again while this is common knowledge in the area, there is no evidence to back up the existence of the “blood.”One aspect of the folklore that has also been debunked is that a mausoleum that collapsed was devoid of coffins, hence adding to the mystery. However, the mausoleum was in reality a receiving building with a copper roof and skylight with individual marble compartments to hold bodies for burial after the brutal winters in the Capitol region. The original building had beautiful marble shelves and the remains show the building was made of granite and brick.One last urban legend that is commonly attributed to the cemetery is that in the beginning of the twentieth century, two lovers went to the cemetery to be alone. The man stepped out of the car to get help when it would not start, and in the morning the police, on patrol, woke up the female, and found the male hung in the tree. It is interesting though that this legend has cropped up in many books, attributed to many other places
.**I*** Jen or Melissa – please link article in ghosts and hauntings to this.Forest Park Cemetery listing,
http://www.strangeusa.com/ViewLocation.aspx?IDForest Park Cemetery,https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Forest_Park_Cemetery_(Brunswick,…
Personal interviews and visits in 2014 and 2015.

Dec 06

New York State Capitol, Albany, NY

1Located between Washington Avenue, State Street, Eagle Street and South Swan Street in Albany, Albany County, New York. To get there, go to the east side of the Empire State Plaza area, on State Street, with Washington Street behind you. Take Broadway to State Street, which will bring you into Empire State Plaza from the south side.
Ghosts allegedly include: Night Watchman,Samuel Abbott who has been seen and there are reports of jangling Shadow figures the 4th & 5th floor corridors.Artist William Morris Hunt whose best work was destroyed by fire and renovation is said to haunt the the Assembly Chamber. There are cold spots in this area.Door knobs rattle, and doors open and close at will.Cold spots are felt and occasional flickering seen. A Fruit Vendor died and he has been felt on the staircase, seen to fall from the staircase, and cold spots are felt.
Haunted tours are hosted in October with additional stories of famous apparitions.
http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/ny/albany_capitol.htm
https://online.ogs.ny.gov/…/CapitolhauntingsTo…/default.aspx

Dec 05

Seward House Museum

d1Seward House Museum
33 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-1283
info@sewardhouse.org
According to the University of Rochester on the museums website, “William Henry Seward was one of the foremost politicians of nineteenth century America; a New York State Senator, Governor of NewYork, a U.S. Senator, and served as Secretary of State in the Lincoln and Johnson administrations. His task during the civil war was perhaps the most difficult ever faced by any Secretary of State; to maintain the neutrality of foreign countries in our darkest hour, at a period in history before international law and modern diplomacy.” There are reports of hauntings from the tragedies of the family toWilliam Seward Jr.’s ghost regiment

Dec 05

The Queensbury Hotel

c1The Queensbury Hotel
88 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Hotel Direct: 518-792-1121
Hotel Fax: 518-792-9259
Sales Office Direct: 518-792-4453
Reservations Toll Free: 800-554-4526
The Queensbury Hotel may be one of the best kept secrets in terms of haunted hotels in the Adirondacks. This historic hotel is open for business and many guests have reported apparitions and strange sounds in empty rooms, in their own guest rooms, in the lobby and in the hallways and even in the pool area.
http://www.queensburyhotel.com/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g47798-d99209-Revie…

Nov 30

Saline memorial Hospital

q3Saline memorial Hospital
1 Medical Park Dr.
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 776-6000
There seems to be a lot of paranormal activity located on the sixth floor of this medical facility.The smell of foul odors and doors slamming upon their own will. Water drips from the ceiling and cries can be heard from rooms not occupied.
http://www.bentonar.org
www.salinememorial.org

Nov 30

Opossum Walk Cemetery

q2Opossum Walk Cemetery
Coal Hill
Johnson County
Arkansas
Opossum Walk Cemetery is reported to have gates that are hot to the touch, even in the cold of winter. Witnesses have heard footsteps walking behind them and seen apparitions out of the corner of their eye. It is said
You can hear whispering and grunting. Witnesses say you can see glimpses out of the corner of your eye of someone standing there looking straight at you, but when you turn to see who it is, there is no one there.
Earliest internment is 1874.
http://www.us-places.com/Arkansas/Johnson-County.htm

Nov 30

Liberty Baptist Cemetery

q1Liberty Baptist Cemetery
1099 N Maple St.
Searcy, AR 72143
Though now owned by Liberty Baptist Church this cemetery has been known to be haunted long before this congregation formed. There have been reports of Strange lights and an apparition of an elderly woman in a rocking chair in the upstairs window of the church have been reported. There is also a spirit of a young lady woman killed nearby in the early 1900’s that has also has been seen along with the apparition of a small boy that has appeared in photographs taken of the cemetery.
http://www.cityofbatesville.com
http://www.lbcsearcy.com

Nov 24

The 1884 Bridgeford House

v1Arkansas – The 1884 Bridgeford House
263 Spring S.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone:(479) 253-7853
This home has a listing in the library of congress as a haunted location and is on record as stating they have two spirits in residence.
http://www.eureka-net.com/bridgeford/
Library of congrss ref:http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip041/2003005399.html

Nov 24

The Empress Hotel

bb1Arkansas – The Empress Hotel
2120 S Louisiana St
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone:(501) 374-7966

Little Rock’s The Empress is a Luxury Hotel and Bed and Breakfast which has had numerous recorded sightings by the owners. The owners also host a haunted little Rick tour for guests of the inn.

http://theempress.com

http://theempress.com/…/haunted-history-makes-for-eerily-a…/

http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/arkansas-little-rock-theempr…

Nov 24

The Queen Anne House Bed & Breakfast

aa1Arkansas – The Queen Anne House Bed & Breakfast
610 W. Central Ave.
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone:(870) 365-0888

In an Arkansas town in Boone County,the Queen Anne House is a restored two story Victorian Home now serving as a
Bed and Breakfast. It is nestled in the Ozark Mountains, only blocks from the historic town square
and has had reports from guests of being visited by those from another realm. Feelings ranging from someone standing beside
you to odd knockings throughout the residence have been reported by numerous guests.

http://www.queenannehouse.net/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60749-d73103-Revie…

http://www.harrisonarkansas.org/

Nov 24

McConnell Hall

i1Arizona – McConnell Hall
324 E. Pine Knoll Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
928-523-5331
Mc Connell Hall is a modern four story building built in 1987. It was refurbished just over ten years ago It is a co-ed dorm and is the only one on this campus with carpet in each room. The story surrounding this building is that the architect of the hall was a perfectionist and insisted that each room should receive at least six minutes of direct sunlight This could have contributed to what is a complicated floor plan. It is shaped like a bio-hazard sign from an aerial view. The crux of the story is the architect found one of the room’s sunlight quota a little off so killed himself
in the building. According to the examiner, students have witnessed strange happenings and report seeing an apparition of a male ghost. Small ghostly children have been seen playing on some floors. Sinks turn on and off and some hear scratching on the walls.

Nov 24

Casey Moore’s Oyster House

h1Arizona – Casey Moore’s Oyster House
850 S Ash Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 968-9935
The Phoenix New Times reports that this is popular haunt due to the stories it’s resident ghosts.A favorite involves a woman lived upstairs in the former boarding house and residence built in 1910 and was strangled by a jealous boyfriend. Neighbors have report seeing figures moving around after closing time through the windows of Casey Moore’s second floor (which is now a dining room) longtime manager Michael Loney and co-owner Gavin Rutledge also claim a few ghostly encounters.

Nov 24

Vulture Gold Mine

g1Arizona – Vulture Gold Mine
36610 N. 355th Ave,
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Email: info@vultureminetours.com
Vulture Gold Mine is a scary place where celebrity paranormal shows and documentaries have been filmed. This is an abandoned 1880s-era former gold prospector’s workplace. Alleged happenings include, thorn rocks
and video and audio recordings.

Nov 24

Jerome Grand Hotel

f1Arizona -Jerome Grand Hotel

200 Hill St
Jerome, AZ 86331
Phone: (928) 634-8200
This haunted hotel is found in a haunted ghost town. Built in 1927 as the United Verde Hospital, it was where local miners came after suffering gruesome injuries while digging for copper (many of who succumbed to their grievous wounds) or where the insane were brought to be cured of their mental illnesses. After closing in 1950, the building reopened some 47 years later as a vintage hotel where guests have reported scared by visions nurses, cries and screams.

Nov 24

Thornton Road Domes

d1Arizona – Thornton Road Domes
just off of Interstate 8 in Casa Grande
These are abandoned buildings and as such trespassing is against the law. These unusual-looking UFO-shaped concrete structures are located on a five-acre patch of desert terrain off Interstate 8 south of Casa Grande. Vacant since the early ’80s, when a now-defunct California electronics manufacturer constructed the buildings the so-called Thornton Road Domes have become interesting to artists, photographers and those who are interested in the paranormal. Alleged experiences include shadow figures scurrying seen on the property, sound of slamming car doors, throwing rocks, or unearthly screams.
http://www.weirdus.com/states/arizona/abandoned/domes
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/303359724869894499/
http://www.visitarizona.com/…/phoenix-central-a…/casa-grande

Nov 24

Oliver House

c1Arizona – Oliver House
26 Sowle Ave.
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: (520) 432-1900
Oliver House is a two-story bed and breakfast which dates back to the early 20th century. According to local lore, the former boarding house has been the site of numerous murders stemming from cases of adultery and philandering spouses. One particularly ghastly story involves a cop who blew away his cheating wife and her paramour in 1920 before going
slaughtering more than a dozen others throughout the building. Over the years, according to the Phoenix New Times, guests at the Oliver House have reported doors and shutters closing, ghostly footsteps in hallways, and sounds of gunshots.
www.oliverhousebedandbreakfast.com
http://www.discoverbisbee.com/

Nov 24

Morton Hall

12295400_966162340129303_4131967766517810444_nArizona – Morton Hall, NAU,
224 McMullen Circle
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
928-523-2561
In Northern Arizona University, there is a women’s dormitory that is almost one hundred years old and said to be haunted.The ghost is allegedly named Kathy who hanged herself in a stairwell in the early 1950s. There are two supposed reasons for this tale: 1) she was in a fight with her family who disowned her or 2) her boyfriend died in combat. Either way,
according to the Phoenix New Times, paranormal problems include lights flickering, radios and televisions malfunctioning,posters flying off the walls, and blankets being pulled off beds.
http://nau.edu/…/housing-options/residence-halls/morton/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60971-Flagstaff

Nov 24

Birdcage Theatre

b1Arizona – Birdcage Theatre
517 E Allen St
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(800) 457-3423
The historical Birdcage Theatre was a saloon, gambling den, and brothel where 16 different deadly gunfights happened. According to the Phoenix New Times, the Birdcage is a hotspot for alleged ghost sightings and other unexplainable encounters.
https://local.yahoo.com/info-20096160-bird-cage-tombstone
http://www.tombstonebirdcage.com

Nov 24

The old gas chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex

a1The old gas chamber at the Arizona State Prison Complex
Florence, 1305 E Butte Ave,Florence, AZ 85132
Main Telephone: (520) 868-4011
According to the Arizona Department of Corrections96 death row inmates had been executed by hanging, lethal injection,
or this gas chamber. According to the Phoenix New Times, there are reports of inmates and guards witnessing several
instances of “mists that looked in human form” or hearing “screams and other strange sounds” in the building that houses
the prison’s death chamber or the adjacent cell blocks.
https://corrections.az.gov/location/104/florence
http://www.florenceaz.gov

Nov 23

Bass Cemetery – Irondale, Al.

s1Bass Cemetery
Bass Cemetery Rd
Irondale, AL 35210
Bass Cemetery in Irondale – located off a dirt road in the woods.
The date of its first burial is uncertain, with some online sources claiming it is approx 200 years old.
Currently the oldest marker listed on FindAGrave.com is from 1860.
Many report varying types of paranormal activity and widespread rumors of occult rituals.
City of Irondale website – http://cityofirondaleal.gov
trip advisor for Irondale Al – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g30625-Irondale_Alabama-…
The Interred of Bass Cemetery – http://www.interment.net/data/us/al/jefferson/bass

Oct 13

The Fox Property

 The Fox Property Address  Hydesville Rd
Location  Newark, NY  14513
Contact Tracy Murphy
Patchworkhippi@gmail.com
Hours of Operation 7am-9pm and appointment
Charge  Donations
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This is where modern spiritualism started. 2 little girls in 1848 talked to the spirit of a man that was killed and buried in the cellar. They went on to become famous mediums, The Fox Sisters. The property is owned by The National Spiritualist Association of Church. The caretaker and key holder is Tracy Murphy.

Aug 21

The Ohio State Reformatory

kjby Lyza Treadway

The Ohio State Reformatory has been at the top of the list for many people from thrill seekers to ghost hunters, movie buffs, and history buffs for years.

The land was originally a training site for soldiers during the Civil War. In 1886, the cornerstone was laid for the prison, and opened its doors in 1896. The prison was built in a mix of Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Queen Anne styles in hopes to inspire the young men to change their lives. This is the only prison in the world with a 6 story free standing cellblock.

There are many stories surrounding the prison and many believe it to be haunted. There are tales of an inmate drowning in the pond at the front of the property, stories of deplorable overcrowding conditions, inmate on inmate violence and murders, an even accounts of an inmate being set on fire.

The Mansfield Reformatory has also been the setting for several well known movies and music videos. Some of the movies include The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and Fallen Angels. Music videos by artists such as Lil Wayne and Godsmack have also been filmed there.

When you go to visit, you can take different tours; one highlights the Hollywood involvement of famous scenes and a few props, one takes you through the solitary areas, yet another walks you around the cellblocks and prison towers. Out back of the prison, you can catch a glimpse of the small grave markers spread over a large field, marking graves of inmates who never left.

On display in the museum is also Ohio’s Electric Chair known as “Old Sparky” and various items like antique handcuffs and pictures from throughout the years.

All money raised from tours, events and overnight ghost hunts go toward restoration. For more information, please visit their website at www.mrps.org

Apr 05

Wheeldon Manor

 Wheeldon Manor Address  102 Center Street
Central City, KY 42330
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 Wheeldon Manor was built prior to 1920 as best the owners can tell. It has had many incarnations including a boarding house for the railroad, a saloon and a brothel. The building is 23.000 sq feet. Claims at the location include disembodied voices and shadow figures. Many EVPs have been caught at the location. Private overnight investigations from 7pm to 3am are allowed for a fee of $35.00 per investigator. To schedule an investigation please contact the location via their Facebook page.

Mar 27

Beaver Center Paranormal Pennsylvania

 Beaver Center Paranormal Contact Name
Location  Springboro
Phone  (814) 439-6089
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Website  beavercenterparanormal.weebly.com
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Feb 25

Haunted Hill House

 HHH Address 501 NE 1st St
Mineral Wells, Texas
Phone (817) 688-9644
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Website www.hauntedhillhouse.com/
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The House has direct ties to the Baker Hotel and was a Brothel supplying working girls and bootleg for the Baker at one point. Several Deaths in the house happened during this time.The house is reported to be inhabited by 9 spirits. We have intelligent haunting, residual haunting and visitations from the Baker Hotel. Perhaps the most unusual and most dominate is that of a little boy spirit that inhabits the upstairs area.The little boy that haunts the house was a mongoloid born to one of the working girls. He lived there until he was around 6. One of the owners reportedly fell in a well out back and died. He is reported to be one of the permanent guests.
Many people become nauseous, some get a headache and ill upon entering the grounds. Some are visited by a malevolent spirit the next day after visiting the house. Since investigations have started, all the groups doing investigations have agreed, the house is haunted. We have class “A” EVP’s, pictures, videos, ORBS, K2 sessions with intelligent conversations. Groups have had balls moved by the little boy spirit. Two have had things thrown at them, two people have been scratched and one bitten.
We were going to renovate the house to live in but the levels of paranormal activity are such we could not. We were convinced to turn it into a Paranormal Research Center. This will allow Paranormal groups to research and practice their skills in a confirmed haunted house. The house is now open weekends all year round for Paranormal Research groups to conduct investigations. Individual groups can also spend the night. Do you want to experience spending the night in a real Mineral Wells haunted house? We are in the shadow of Texas’s most haunted hotel the Baker, please contact us!!!
PLEASE NOTE…due to the level and type of paranormal activity we will not allow small children. We do not recommend pregnant women, anyone with serious medical conditions or anyone under the age of 15.

Feb 25

Hill House Manor

HHM Address Gainesville, TX
Phone (469) 855-0821
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Website www.hillhousemanor.com/
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One of the creepiest houses in America (per HGTV) and available to tour or investigate year round.  Reservations required.

Feb 16

May-Stringer House

maystringer Address  601 Museum Ct.
Brooksville, Fl 34601
Phone  (352)799-0129
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Website  hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com
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May-Stringer House was built in 1855 by John L. May. Legend has it that as many as 8 ghosts roam the property.

 

Claims include cold spots, mists, shadows, and disembodied voices. The location does offer private investigations on Friday and Saturday nights for a fee by appointment only.Private investigations are offer as either a 2 hour individual tour or a late night 6 hour group tour. Please contact the location at the above phone or email to schedule an investigation.

Feb 11

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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By: Lillee Allee

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown (Formerly the Hotel Syracuse)
500 S Warren St,
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 422-5121

Definitely historical, but possibly haunted?

The 1920s were a time of growth for cities such as Syracuse, New York. In 1921, to solve the need for more hotel rooms in the city, a group of businessmen were able to raise $3.8 million to build a hotel. Construction began in 1922 on Warren Street. George B. Post built the Hotel Syracuse and then moved on to the Waldorf Astoria. After a few problems with financing, the 600 room hotel opened in 1924. Its beauty and feeling of opulence were unmatched in the city. Parties and weddings were held in the gorgeous Grand Ballroom or the later added Persian Terrace. The Rainbow Lounge with its unique bar, and the Cavalier Room, with men-only hours, were frequented by locals and guests. The hotel was not built on an empty lot, but a hotel, the 4-story Truax, was already on the location. This building was moved by rollers across the street and turned so that it still faced Onondaga Street. Amazingly, the workers stayed in the hotel as it was slowly wheeled, inch by inch. It remained in full operation during this 90 day endeavor. A church and some homes were demolished for the build.

Jackie Coogan, the child star who worked with Charlie Chaplin and later played “Fester” in the Addams Family television series was present for the grand opening and the first to sign in as a guest. The flood of celebrities continued through the years including Babe Ruth,, Mickey Mantle, Charles Lindbergh, Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and George W. Bush. Guests also included Nelson Eddy, Jean Harlow, Redd Skelton , Whitney Houston, Kim Basinger, skater Katarina Witt, Nata King Cole, Bob Hope, Perry Como and Frank Sinatra. In 1971, John Lennon escorted his wife, Yoko Ono on her trip to Syracuse for the opening of her art exhibit “This is not Here” at the nearby Everson Museum. The couple stayed in the hotel for John’s 30th birthday and were joined by Phil Spector, and Ringo Starr. John asked an employee to procure some guitars, this lucky man ended up jamming with John on several songs for the party. The Lennons thoroughly enjoyed their stay and spoke highly of the hotel.A historic reunion of the Beatles was planned for Syracuse in 1974, but sadly it never took place … anywhere.

syr4Early on, radio station WSYR moved into the hotel and made the place famous by recording and broadcasting bands in the Persian terrace. In 1954, the television station WSYR started broadcasting a fashion show for ladies at home with a full orchestra present.. The fashions were by the buyer of the Addis Company, who had won the award of “best hatted woman in Central New York “ by the National Millinery Institute. The Walnut, a private dining room became a popular officers’ club during World War II. The hotel’s famous mural, currently being cleaned, was put up above the check-in desk in the lobby. It shows many important events in the history of the area including the Iroquois Confederacy and the Jerry Rescue.

The hotel has lots of interesting history with all types of mysteries.. On March 22, 1954, on the 9th floor, a guest found a burglar in her room rummaging through her jewelry. The man escaped through a window. At that time, there were hotel detectives to protect guests. These employees watched out for the very well-to-do who frequented the hotel. It was around this time when paranormal events were first recorded. Employees were reporting feeling a hand on their shoulder, but there was no one there. The mystery of the empty bucket also became one of the well-known stories where bartenders deposited the remains of drinks not finished in a bucket and every night take it to the main kitchen to be cleaned. The bucket was often found empty even when the room was locked.

Like any other hotel, this site has had its shares of guest deaths. The most frightening occurred on New Year’s Eve, 1984. In the new part of the hotel, the Hilton Tower, built in 1980, an elevator stalled with about 20 people in it. According to the Associated Press, it stopped between the 10th and 11th floors. Two men pried open the doors and helped others from the elevator onto the 10th floor. A 31 year old man jumped into a crouching position, but fell backward and fell down a 100 foot elevator shaft. The paranormal events continued.. A psychic claimed there was a male ghost in Room 517. Doors would lock and unlock without individuals. Stories continued to circulate among the staff about a lady in a blue dress covered in blood. Staff reported doors opening or closing by themselves, phones ringing from empty rooms, and the feeling of someone in an empty corridor with them.

For 80 years, the Hotel survived, but closed its doors in 2004. However, the hotel remained secure so the building was spared any vandalism but still damage was done due to the deterioration on the inside. Many companies had promised the city that the hotel would open its doors, but none came to fruition and this led to just more physical neglect. The hotel remains on the registry of historic places.. The Hotel Syracuse will shine again, however, and after a 57 million dollar renovation to the original splendor and modernization of all floors, is planned to open in March 2016. Due to changes in guest habits, the rooms will be enlarged and will have less than 300 available, over half of what it originally had. The Hotel has survived, while all of the other grand hotels in the city of Syracuse have not. One has to wonder who continues to walk the halls when no humans are present.

Sources:

Onondaga Historical Association, “Suite Stories Ghostwalk.” December 28. 2014.

The Region, elevator stalls, man falls to death. New York Times, January 2, 1984.

Personal interviews 1985-1999.

Feb 09

Mark Twain House and Museum

 MarkTwainHouse Address  351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone  (860)247-0998
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Feb 02

Whaley House Museum

whaleyhousemuseum Address 2476 San Diego Avenue
San Diego CA 92110
Phone (619) 297-7511
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Feb 02

Stonehouse Brewery

Deb Daniel Jansons

Deb Daniel Jansons

Assistant Director / Haunted Locations at National Paranormal Society
I am Deb Daniel Jansons. I was born and raised in the Huntsville, Al area, but lived in Ontario, Canada for 12 years, before coming back home to be with my grandson. I have had an interest in the paranormal since I was a small child and had my first experience. I love going out to places that are known to have strange things happen, but I always look for an explanation of anything that might happen when I am there and take nothing at face value. I also love to read anything that I can get my hands on concerning the paranormal and other people’s experiences. One of my hopes is that the day will come, during my lifetime that we will have absolute proof that there are spirits, aliens, etc out there. Until then, all we can do is investigate and hope.
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reno-area-june-2012-034Feb. 1, 2015
Haunted Locations Submission

Stonehouse Brewery
Nevada City, California

In the 1800’s there was a rush to the Eastern coast in hopes of finding gold in California. Some people did find their “pot of gold” and became successful business men, while others were left with nothing more than a pipe dream. It is from these brave pioneers, that towns like Nevada City, California, were born.

In 1882, George Gehrig, who was a local businessman, hired Italian stonemasons and Chinese laborers to build a new business up the street from the blacksmith’s shop, in Nevada City, California. The three story building was made from local quarried granite blocks and is 10,000 sq ft. in size.

All of the antique fixtures used in the brewery are from the home of John and Sarah Kidder located in Grass Valley, Ca. It is also believed that the carved wooden doors are from this same home.

A storage cave was also dug into the hillside and was used to age the casks of ale. There is now a patio area that covers where the storage cave was accessed. This cave had been connected to other tunnels that ran under the city. When Route 49 became a freeway about 100 years later, these tunnels were filled in.

During the time of the Stonehouse Brewery, Chinese immigrants were used to dig the tunnels. No one knows exactly what happened, but the tunnel collapsed while the Chinese workers were there. They don’t know if it merely collapsed or if the workers hit a gas pocket that exploded.

Instead of going to the expense of trying to repair the problem and try to resuce the workers and possibly save some lives, it was decided that they would blow the tunnel up, with the trapped Chinese immigrants inside.

It is reported to this day that the Chinese immigrants haunt the Stonehouse Brewery.

There are also 2 other known spirits that love to spend time at the brewery. The first spirit is known for it’s horrendous odor. He seems to emerge from a room behind the bar on street level and lets his presence be known from a garbage like odor. The 2nd spirit loves to sit at the bar. Reports say that he looks like a miner from his clothes and that he is scruffy looking. The way that those who have seen him know that he is a ghost, is because even though you can see him sitting at the bar…..he has no legs.

If you are ever in Nevada City, California and you decide to stop in for a meal or a drink, don’t be surprised if you see a gentleman sitting at the bar with no visible legs, suddenly smell a horrendous odor, or see an old Chinese immigrant, that simply wanted a better life shuffling through.

www.stonehousebrewery.com

Jan 18

Isle of Wight Haunted Places

1. Knighton Gorges, Isle of Wight—Elizabethan house has been gone nearly 2 centuries. Very active site that includes multiple ghosts, supernatural creatures (gargoyles), power drains, cars break down there.

Supposedly most haunted place on the Isle of Wight “Ghosts of Knighton Gorges”. Vanishing building

Book by Gay Baldwin, © 2010 publ by Gay Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/groups/14015582065/ “We love the Ghost of the Isle of Wight books”

2. The Botanic Gardens, Ventnor. An old TB hospital (Royal National Hospital)-full figure apparitions

3. The Longstone at Mottistone—thought to be the remains of a Neolithic tomb –standing stone were important place for Druids and Celts of the island probably for place of worship.

4. Ghost Ship –Dunnose point off southeast coast of island. HMS Eurydice sank in 1878, claiming more than 300 lives. Mark Tuckey, Isle of Wight Ghost Walks Tour guide

Ghostisland.com/ghost_walks or Marc@ghostisland.com

5. Carisbrooke Castle-King Charles was imprisoned there for about 10 months prior to his execution. A grey lady who walks four dogs, is spotted on the premises, a workman by the moat,and a young girl, Elizabeth Ruffin, who drowned in the well. Her disembodied face is seen in the water.

See facebook group in 1. The group is run by the author of many of the ghost books here, Gay Baldwin, and she can be contacted there.

Jan 15

When art imitates personal life

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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When Art Imitates Paranormal Life

We have all visited paranormal locations, and read paranormal books, but rarely does one come upon a paranormal art exhibit. From September to January, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York hosted an exhibit by Fernando Orellana entitled Shadows,

Each work of art blends modern paranormal research with spiritual and beliefs. Each offers a way for the dead to communicate with the living and the living to appreciate those that have passed on. The modern paranormal equipment measures temperature, infrared and electromagnetic frequency so visitors can view any anomalies as they view each work of art. The exhibit also incorporates items from estate sales in the Syracuse area. The artist interviews those living family members to find objects that were meaningful to the dead.

Her Child of Prague is a piece with a religious statue that had lovingly been repaired through the years. A piece with a particular presence, Their Songs, is an old piano that served one family for over a century. Other more interesting pieces are Her Bell, which highlights a hand bell, Their Words, which is a well-used family dictionary and Their Dolls, with a collection of well-worn dolls. Each item is attached to modern equipment so that the connection between the dead and the living remains, from our tradition senses to our scientific approaches.

. Orellana’s interactive exhibit underscores his predilection to merge media to provide a social commentary. An associate professor of digital art at Union College in Schnectady, this exhibit can delight, frighten and illustrate the questions we all have about life after life.

Sources: www.fernandoorellana.com

Shadows – By Fernando Orellana, pamphlet provided by the Everson Museum of Art, 2014

Jan 15

The Untold Story of the Utica Asylum

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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utixcaThe Untold Story of the Utica Asylum

By: Lillie Allee

Also knows as: Utica State Hospital and Old Main
1400 Noyes Street
Utica, New York
315-738-3800

Utica is at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in central New York. For over 100 years, visitors have toured the F.X Matt Brewery where they are enchanted by the history of Saranac products and Utica Club. Few, if any, are aware of the dark history regarding the Utica Crib.

The Utica Crib was an actual cage that patients were kept in allegedly to calm them down and ensure the safety of staff members. It was developed at this facility. In this bed within a cage contraption a “dangerous” patient could be wheeled around like a circus animal from room to room or to the outside of the building for fresh air. While this in itself is horrific, the patients had no rights and were subjected to lobotomies and procedures that would never be considered acceptable practice today. According to the Utica Historical Society, the chains in the basement, which most likely had been used on patients, remain in the walls today. Like so many other asylums of that time, the building became overcrowded and according to the Greater Utica Landmark Society, showed a recovery rate of only 26% in 1869.

The building, known as Utica State Hospital, the Utica Lunatic Asylum or Old Main, was the first facility of its kind in New York State. On 130 acres, it opened in 1843 and operated for 135 years. It is still owned and operated by the state as a daytime mental health facility. While the campus is sprawling and contains several buildings, today the actual area used is far less than what it was 50 years ago.

This past August, the facility was opened for a tour, and hundreds showed up to see what this building had to offer. For years, locals have believed the buildings and campus have residents who have never left, and rumors of paranormal experiences are common. .The paranormal ghost society addresses the history of the buildings on their website and claims to have gotten photos of ectoplasm, orbs and EVPs during their visit. Currently, access is limited and teams must receive approval from the state.

Sources:

Edmonson, Brad., Greater Utica Landmark Society Tour Leaflet (1981_ Rose, Julia. Jhttp://www.cnyhomepage.com/story/d/story/hundreds-line-up-to-tour-former-utica-lunatic-asyl/32928/mQHhsKRot06Hvxyg2BONVA

Paranormal Ghost Society http://www.paranormalghostsociety.org/Utica%20Lunatic%20Asylum.htm

Photo credits: www.westernillinoismuseum.org www.en.wikipedia.org

Jan 15

Ghost in the gardens!

Lillee Allee

Lillee Allee

Representative at National Paranormal Society
Lillee Allee has studied religion, spirituality and paranormal investigation for over 40 years. She is the widow of John D. Allee, an internationally known dark magician. She continues to consult in paranormal investigation. Her specialties include: Marian and cultural spiritual phenomena/apparitions, spiritual support to teams and clients who want spiritual counseling after investigation, evp work and old school audio, the accuracy and research of past life regression and seance, and spiritual protection. Lillee was also one of the first to incorporate trained canines into paranormal investigations. She hosts a radio program on the para-x.com network, Happy Mediums, with Debra Ann Freeman, who also consults with paranormal investigative teams in Southern New England. Lillee is a published author and journalist, and legal clergy with degrees in psychology and mass communication. Lillee walks on the middle path sees learning as a life-long endeavor and is looking to make a difference and contribution to this field before she too will be heard on someone’s EVP. Lillee is always available to educate and consult and continues to enjoy guesting on other’s radio and television programs.
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ggarGhosts in the Gardens?

There is a colony tucked into the pines of Saratoga Springs, NY that caters to the creatives: artists, writers, singers and more. There are some that believe that Yaddo has a mystical effect on those in residence. Originally the area housed a mill, farm and tavern owned by a Revolutionary War hero. In the mid 1800s many writers enjoyed the hospitality of the tavern, one of them being Edgar Allen Poe. It is said he put his finishing touches on “The Raven” while in Saratoga Springs.

A family took over the 400 acre plot in 1881, Spencer and Katrina Trask who named it Yaddo. The name allegedly came from a suggestion from their daughter. Katrina, a poet, loved the land and saw it as a creative spring. After the original home burned, the current mansion was built in 1893. Yaddo was founded in 1990. After the tragic loss of all four of their children, Katrina felt that a spiritual influence gave her a vision of many, many future creative professionals benefiting from their home. Her vision has come true. According to the official website of Yaddo, 72 Pulitzer prizes, 68 National Book awards, a Nobel prize and dozens of other accolades have been bestowed on work completed at Yaddo.

With all this creative and spiritual history, are there ghosts at Yaddo? Carol Goodman, a prolific author and graduate of Vassar, wrote “The Ghost Orchid” about séances and hauntings at the fictional Bosco colony which she tailored after the real world Yaddo. Interestingly, Goodman, as a young woman, worked as a secretary at Yaddo for eight months. However, no one is talking about any actual ghostly encounters. Could it be due to the need for privacy for the creatives who still today walk the paths?

Interestingly, from the end of September until October 31st, there are tours of the amazing grotto and garden area that are open to the public. This historical guided event, entitled “Ghosts in the Yaddo Garden” offers historical anecdotes of the Trask family, such visitors as Poe and the Native American influences. The gardens do host weddings, and the public is invited just to the gardens during the summers during daylight hours.

Sources:

Goodman, Carol. The Ghost Orchid. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. ISBN 978-0-345-46214-5

http://www.yaddo.org

Dec 17

New Clay Cemetery

van-ghost-crop Address 103 E. Elm St.
Clay, Kentucky 42404
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Dec 02

The Pioneer Living History Museum/Village, Phoenix, Arizona

Deb Daniel Jansons

Deb Daniel Jansons

Assistant Director / Haunted Locations at National Paranormal Society
I am Deb Daniel Jansons. I was born and raised in the Huntsville, Al area, but lived in Ontario, Canada for 12 years, before coming back home to be with my grandson. I have had an interest in the paranormal since I was a small child and had my first experience. I love going out to places that are known to have strange things happen, but I always look for an explanation of anything that might happen when I am there and take nothing at face value. I also love to read anything that I can get my hands on concerning the paranormal and other people’s experiences. One of my hopes is that the day will come, during my lifetime that we will have absolute proof that there are spirits, aliens, etc out there. Until then, all we can do is investigate and hope.
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pioneerThis village/museum sits on 90 acres just North of Phoenix, Arizona and contains approximately 30 buildings on the site. It was officially opened in 1969 and gives the visitor the opportunity to step back in time from 1863-1912. These buildings were rescued from decay and destruction and placed at the museum in an effort to show how life was during that time in our history.

Just a few of the original buildings include the Ashurst Cabin, boyhood home of Arizona’s first Senator, Henry Fountain Ashurst. The original Phoenix Bakery from 1881 is here, also. The Opera House started out as a general store in 1876, and was turned into a theater in 1882, after it was sold. The Flying V Cabin is also located here. It was built circa 1880 and even has notched gun ports for protection against Indian attacks. It was raided during the July 17, 1882 Battle of Big Dry Wash, the last Apache war in the area. In moving these buildings to the museum area, it appears that the spirits have moved with them.

[pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”30%”]There have been several paranormal groups to investigate this location, with each of them reporting strange noises, happenings and recorded EVP’s.[/pullquote] Even though the caretaker of the village swears that he doesn’t believe in ghosts, he has also heard and experienced some strange things that he just cannot explain.

The museum also offers Ghost Tours, with “ghouls” as your guides. They take you to each of the buildings in an effort for you to have your very own unique experience with their resident spirits.

If you are ever in Arizona and want to step back in time to see what a pioneer’s life was like during the day, and what spirits still reside here at night, this is the place for you.

www.pioneeraz.org

Nov 17

Pennhurst Asylum

pennhurst Address 100 Commonwealth Dr
Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
Phone  (855) 428-6800
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Nov 17

Fort Miffin

 FM534 Address Fort Miffin & Hog Island Roads
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19153
Phone (215) 685-4167
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Nov 07

Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site

wyomingterritorialpris Address  I-80, Exit 311
Laramie, Wyoming 82070
Phone (800) 845-2287
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Nov 07

The Historic Virginian Hotel

thevirginian Address 404 Lincoln Hwy (P.O. Box 127)
Medicine Bow, Wyoming 82329
Phone (307) 379-2377
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Nov 07

Old Failthful Inn

oldfaithfulinn Address  Yellowstone National Park
Phone (307) 344-7311
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Nov 07

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

ftlaramie Address 965 Gray Rocks rd
Fort Laramie, Wyoming 82212
Phone (307) 837-2221
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Nov 07

The Wyoming Frontier Prison

wyomingfronteir Address 500 W. Walnut St
Rawlings, Wyoming  82301
Phone (307) 324-4422
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Nov 07

The American Club Resort

americanclub Address 419 Highland Dr
Kohler, Wisconsin  53044
Phone (866) 462-5645
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Nov 07

The Rave – Eagles Club

therave Address 2401 West Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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