Miami Ghost Chronicles
The famous artist John La Farge died years ago, but his phantom has been seen several times by different persons who have lived in the building where he had his studio on 10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York.
Unlike the stories told of Bigfoot, this cryptid has a much more dangerous reputation. It's described as nocturnal, omnivorous and extremely territorial. Its footprints have been measured at 22 inches. It's reported as mimicking birds, coyotes and other wildlife as well as making unusual whistling sounds. Most disturbing of all it's purported to visit campsites after dark while humans are sleeping nearby.
Boleskine House sits on the southeast side of Loch Ness and has a history of death dating back to the 10th century, when according to legend it was built atop the ruins of a Scottish kirk that burnt to the ground with its congregants trapped inside, and this was only the beginning.
Even Skynet's Terminator didn't give off a mechanical laugh as it stalked its human prey, however if you're an owner of an Amazon Echo device you might not be that lucky. Several people have reported that devices with voice-enabled assistant Alexa have heard it start laughing spontaneously calling to mind every sentient AI horror movie.
The Vatican has been inundated with requests for for people claiming they are demonically possessed. In order to respond to this demand they are now training more priests than ever before as exorcists.
We know about ET calling home, so what should earthlings do when ETs call us? According to scientists we shouldn't hang up, we should just not answer at all.
Despite the modern-day meaning of the term Creole originally it was used to describe the first generation of New Orlean's settlers, both French and Spanish who were born in Louisiana and not Europe. In Spanish the word is very similar, it is "Criollo". This was same term used in Cuba to indicate that first generation born there and not in Spain. It was this mixture of the original French and Spanish settlers which explains why there is a Vieux Carre, but many of the streets surrounding it have Spanish names, and also explains the origins of the ghostly monks of New Orleans.
Just how early ancient peoples were inking their bodies has been changed to an earlier date than originally believed after 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies were discovered to have tattoos on their skin.
In Appalachian culture a sure omen of death was something found in the pillows of those who were ill. It is a bizarre phenomenon known as feather crowns.
In 1966, Louise Pietrewicz disappeared without a trace. The mystery of her whereabouts appear to be solved with the discovery of a woman’s remains in found in a burlap sack on Long Island.
It was the dark of night on Thanksgiving Day 1928, when three farmers stole into the house of another man located in York County's Rehmeyer's Hollow. They tortured and murdered Nelson Rehmeyer spurred by the belief that he had hexed them, all under the direction of a self-proclaimed witch who was steeped in the old Dutch mysticism known as Pow-Wows.
Within the span of only a few weeks, three women were killed in Melbourne, Australia. WWII was raging and police were at a loss as to who was committing the crime, none initially suspecting that the culprit was a U.S. Army private stationed in the city.
Two exorcists discuss the reality of haunted houses. What has been the impact of ghost hunting reality shows, movies and books? Do people really believe in ghosts or the devil? Is there such a thing as a friendly ghost?
The following is a true story recounted by a person who was part of a film crew who visited a one time friary, now a family home and the unsettling event that took place one night as filming was taking place.
During the spring of 2017, a 53-year-old man fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park. Tragic but not unheard of, what is unusual is that his is the fourth death in two years connected to the hunt for treasure reportedly hid in the Rocky Mountain region by author and antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn in 2010.
The United States had gained its independence from Britain for only a few years, when a 19-year-old named Barnett Davenport came to work for a family on their farm. Little did they know they had the devil in their midst, who later claimed he was haunted by thoughts of murder.
He's psychopath, a killer and intelligent enough to elude capture after committing 45 rapes, 12 murder and 120 residential burglaries throughout California, from 1976 to 1986. He is known as the Golden State Killer, as well as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. It's believed that he might still be alive.
Abraham Lincoln is widely claimed to haunt the White House, but his cousin Dennis Hanks, who lived with him in his childhood home in Indiana, was reputed as well to haunt the house he owned in Charleston, Illinois.
When most people think of haunted, they picture crumbling castles or Victorian mansions, but these old farm houses located in Illinois are as beset by the paranormal as the creepiest houses found around the world.
There are those persons who seek out an encounter with the supernatural, and there are others who have incidents unfolding before their eyes, making them unwilling witnesses to the shades of those who have long since been dead.
Sister Michelle Lewis, 39, was one of two nuns that lived at Holy Cross Academy in Miami, Florida. On the night of March 24, 2001 she watched television until 9:30 p.m. and then went to sleep. Her room was situated on the south side of the living quarters. Sister Marie Lurz, 83, woke up the following morning and went to Sister's Michelle's room and found it locked. She became alarmed thinking something had occurred to the Sister Michelle who suffered from asthma. The grisly truth that was found on the other side of the door was far beyond what her imagination could conjure as to why the younger sister did not answer her calls.
For eleven years, this mask of terror was what children saw as they were stolen from their homes by a depraved predator known as "The Beast of Jersey".
It was a freezing January morning in 1937, only months before Japan occupied the Forbidden City of Peking, when Pamela Werner's savagely, mutilated body was found near the Fox Tower just outside the city's Legation Quarter.
In 1903, Colonel Barog, a British engineer made a mistake in the building of Tunnel No 33 on the Kalka-Shimla train route. Subsequently he was fined for wasting government money and publicly reprimanded which humiliated him deeply. He rode his horse to the dark entrance of the unfinished tunnel and shot himself in sheer desperation near what now is the state government-run Barog Pine Wood Hotel. He has never left the place since.
A tunnel is the perfect setting for a scary story, let alone the anxiety experienced by those who suffer from claustrophobia. Can you imagine sitting in a dark, enclosed space dug into the earth, and then hearing something move in the darkness close to you? And then you see the gleam of eyes staring at you from the darkness.
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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