For years, as students walked about the campus of the University of Mississippi's Medical Centre they were unaware that they were only a few feet from the remains of as many as 7,000 patients who died while institutionalized at Mississippi's first insane asylum.
A Mexican hitwoman whose made-up name is Juana but known as "La Peque Sicaria" due to her short stature worked for one of Mexico’s most dangerous cartels, the Zetas. Now incarcerated in Baja, California, she admitted to becoming sexually aroused by blood, murder and gore.
The stately Victorian buildings may be derelict, but the contents inside them betray lives that were at times happy, but mostly tragic. The buildings were part of the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane where the discovery of suitcases in the attic of the building provided a cache of information as to the lives of the patients that came here, and sometimes spent their remaining days there.
St. Martin of Tours in Louisville, Kentucky was built in 1854. Few people known that the skeletal remain of Saints Bonosa and Magnus have been on display here since 1902.
In 1824 Alexander Pearce was executed for the crimes of theft, murder and cannibalism. When asked if he had any last words, he unapologetically said, "Man's flesh is delicious. It tastes far better than fish or pork". Can you imagine how the conversation went between Mr. Pearce and the guard who asked him what he would like for his last meal?
There are women who run with killers who are classified as compliant accomplices, in other words they were aware and at times participated in their crimes either in fear of their lives or that the relationship would end. There are other women who claim they were in total ignorance that the person they were involved with was killing other human beings.
Well over 100 years since the gory murders committed in the White Chapel district of London, the identity of Jack the Ripper is still in question, and just how many others were masters in their own right of similar, bloody handiwork.
Nearly 75% of American do not know that the day before Halloween has a special name all its own. It's not surprising that a day when tricks, treats and pranks are the order of the day and what better name than Mischief Night?
Just as Halloween is known for being the day when the veil is thinnest between the worlds, the two days following it also remember those who have passed away, whether they are family or Christian martyrs.
November 1st is known by a variety of names: Hallowmas, All Hallow's Day and All Saints' Day, and November 2nd is All Soul's Day.
In the first days of September, 2017, Aaron Mitchell, a 41-year-old man was attending the Burning Man Festival held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Despite the security measures surrounding a blazing fire, he tried to immolate himself by throwing himself into the flames of a wooden man effigy which is part of the annual festivities.
In April 1903, a Massachusetts man described ghostly visitations from his sister's ghost.
Stories, legends and myths surround the building of Henry Flagler's railroad. The history that is most intriguing is Flagler’s marriages, and, via his wives, the disbursement of his fantastic fortune and the tragic destiny of his three wives.
The home where serial killer Ted Bundy grew up in has a contractor who is remodeling it, scrawling Bible verses on the walls and calling in the clergy.
In February 2017, Philadelphia crews working on an apartment building in the city's historic district got a shock when their backhoes started hitting coffins and unearthing fully intact human remains. The site was supposed to be a former burial ground from 1707, and all remains were supposedly exhumed in the 1800s and moved to a different cemetery, which apparently they weren't.
The name Herman Webster Mudgett is largely forgotten, but he was an infamous figure in late 19th century America, where he was better known as H. H. Holmes.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
Over the years I have gathered the most interesting stories that I have witnessed firsthand or that have been retold to me, but there is so much more happening in the mysterious world of the paranormal. I will provide a wide range of the true stories, folklore and urban myths that are a delight to the weird folk that enjoy the supernatural world.