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.
A new study finds that many of the benefits related to meditating turn out to be false. It was found that it does not make a person calmer or more compassionate, and just as aggressive or prejudiced if this was in their nature to begin with.
In 1970 Carol Anne Fitzmaurice, a 23-year-old nurse, without any known enemies was savagely stabbed to death in her home. Both her family and the investigators in the case, not only question the identity of the killer but the motive as well. Despite the passage of almost 50 years both of these questions have never been answered.
In 1962 three prisoners disappeared from Alcatraz, and the mystery remained as to how they had escaped and if they had survived the cold, shark infested waters to gain their freedom. After more than 50 years it appears that the truth of that escape has come to light.
Despite our ignorance about the vast oceans that cover the majority of our planet's surface, many find it difficult to believe that gargantuan, humanoid-type animals have been seen in different parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Not only was the identity of Jack the Ripper a mystery, but also if indeed he was the author of several letters received by the police after the murders. A forensic linguist from the University of Manchester has found part of the answer.
Call it urban myth or a malevolent elemental spirit, the Goatman demon that is said to haunt the railroad trestle over the Pope Lick Creek has said to lure many victims throughout the years; and that is the one real fact about this story, which is the amount of people that have met their death at this spot.
In 1965 a bride-to-be on the eve of her wedding day, lost her life and since then the stretch of road has been the scene of reports of a phantom hitchhiker.
In 2005, archaeologists were called in following the discovery of human remains during the excavation of a trench for a new waterline behind the main building at Eastern State Hospital in Kentucky. Prior to this discovery the known cemetery had grass that was almost as high as the fence and very little was known about its history.
Strolling down a country lane, one would think is the safest thing a person can do, however for one woman it was the most dangerous. Little did she think that by accident or design, the word "duck" would have saved her life.
A few days before Christmas 1900, a twelve-year-old girl named Inez came home from school on Friday afternoon. She told her younger brother she was going inside for a moment, and when she failed to return he went to search for her; he saw something reflected in the mirror that faced the open closet that sent him screaming from the room.
The Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis once received powerful politicians and even President Lincoln in 1861, when it was the Bates House. However in the years that followed it could not escape the stigma of murder that stained it luxurious and upscale reputation. In August 1943, Maoma Little Ridings was brutally killed on the seventh floor of the Claypool Hotel. Her assailant was never apprehended. In July 1954 the body of a brunette was found stuffed into a dresser drawer located in Room 665 of the hotel.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
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