Miami Ghost Chronicles
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.
The 1980 film The Changeling starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere is based on the paranormal events Russell Hunter experienced while living in an old home near Cheesman Park in the late 1960s.
On December 19, 1996, Joe Roy Metheny, was charged with the murders of three women in three separate incidents. He confessed to killing a male victim, as well, and in time he admitted to killing at least 10 people, however it was what he did with the bodies that was the most nauseating aspect of his crimes.
It's the time of year for turning leaves and cooler weather. Before pumpkin spice flavored everything from coffee to donuts, and orange plastic ornaments invaded store shelves, October was the month when classic and terrifying tales of haunted houses were used to mark the onset of autumn, and remind us the day the veil between the worlds was thinnest was fast approaching.
German archaeologists have found an ancient burial site where an adult man was buried standing upright and several bodies of children were also interred there.
More than 40 years ago archaeologists discovered a thousand-year-old mass grave site in Illinois. The scene depicts one of the most extravagant acts of violence ever documented in ancient America where a total of 53 skeleton were lined from corner to corner.
Dating back about 4,600 years, the Great Death Pit at the ancient city of Ur, in modern-day Iraq, contains the remains of 68 women and six men, many of which appear to have been sacrificed.
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.
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