Miami Ghost Chronicles
Tamworth has many ghosts that are said to be haunting it's ancient walls, but two of the most famous are the Black Lady and the White Lady.
Waikumete Cemetery is located in Auckland and it is the largest cemetery in New Zealand, and the second largest in the southern hemisphere. It covers almost 300 acres, and has over 70,000 burials. Is it little wonder that it has a fearsome reputation as being very haunted.
The village of Bradley in Lincolnshire England has existed since medieval times, and no one is sure when the Black Lady made her appearance. She became so well known that parents in Bradley and the surrounding area, would scare their children that they should behave or the black lady would come and get them.
In 2005, the Allegheny County coroner's office visited the McKeesport garage of Robert B. Winston, Jr. a former funeral director. As soon as they set foot inside the investigators knew they were dealing with death. The odor was awful. And the stacked boxes from which the smell was emanating were clearly labeled as fetal remains.
Julie Mott's body has been missing for over two years. It was given to the Mission Park Funeral Home, and what happened to it is still a mystery.
In the early morning hours of January 27th, 1974, while it was still dark, a man's body was found at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. The corpse was starting to stiffen with rigor mortis. The slightly overweight white male had been stabbed various times, and his hand had evidence of defensive wounds. The coroner noted that the John Doe #7 was wearing underwear, shoes, socks, pants a shirt and jacket. He only had $21 in his pocket and was wearing a Timex watch.
In 1864, four men and four women were executed in Haiti for the murder of a young girl that was later cannibalized. The claims were that it was all done as part of a voudou ritual done at the behest of a priestess.
John Edward Robinson was born on December 27th, 1943 in Cicero, Illinois. His father was an alcoholic, and his mother a disciplinarian. In 2003 he was convicted of murdering three women, and he later admitted to five additional murders. After 1993, he trolled social networking sites using the name "Slavemaster" looking for women who enjoyed playing submissive in S&M roles.
Located between the Bronx and Riker's Island, situated in the middle of New York City's East River in an area known as Hell's Gate is North Brother Island. In 1885 if you were sick and contagious, you would be brought to this 20-acre island along with other patients from the five boroughs. In most cases the patients did not come here voluntarily but were forced to do so. It was far enough to stop disease from spreading, leaving those living and dying there feeling isolated. But in a city that was overcrowded and pestilence-stricken it was the best option to keep the populace safe.
Foxborough State Hospital, historically known as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates was established in the 1890s. In 1914 it became a psychiatric hospital, and it was closed in 1975. Throughout those years employees passed down a story of a patient who had been buried alone because they had some type of communicable disease. No one knew the identity of this patient, where they were buried, or if it was true at all.
Until the late 1800s, there was no spooky belief assigned to Friday the 13th. So how did this date become associated with bad luck and highlighted on the calendars of the superstitious?
Portugal's Capela dos Ossos is lined with more than 5,000 skulls and assorted human bones. This memento mori chapel is a small portion of the larger, bone-free complex named the Igreja de Sao Francisco.
Underneath the portrait of a 16th-century man dressed in a black doublet, is believed to be a hidden image of the doomed Queen of Scots.
It was October, 1915 in San Francisco and Mr. Pamias who had a job as a conductor was surprised when his wife told him she wanted to sleep in another place besides the rooms they rented in a lodging house. When he pressed her on the reason, she admitted to killing a peddler who she said had tried to attack her after she refused to elope with him. She wanted to flee the city, but her husband took her to the police station the following day.
Marchioness Townshend of Raynham and Maude Ffoulkes wrote a book in the 1930s titled True Ghost Stories. One of the most intriguing tales is about a ghost that haunts a castle in the south of Ireland, that appears to be something between a man and an animal.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
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