Miami Ghost Chronicles
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.
Construction workers made a macabre discovery May 2016 when they were renovating a garage for a home located in Sn Francisco.
Underneath a cement slab they unearthed a child's coffin measuring 3.5 feet, made of lead and bronze. Through two windows placed on the lid, a small, blonde toddler girl could be seen. She was perfectly preserved, dressed in a white dress and holding a rose.
Her elaborate, airless coffin had no markings or plaque to say who she was.
The FAA confirmed that on October 25th, 2017 an unidentified aircraft flew over Oregon. No flight plans, collision avoidance signals or identification transponder could be found, and the North American Aerospace Command couldn't find it in the sky. The Air Force launched F-15s to track it, but lost sight of the it over Oregon
Long before Anne Rice wrote her vampires stories or the fictional town of Bon Temps was featured in the HBO series True Blood, the 1960s soap opera Dark Shadows had its own brooding vampire and werewolf neighbor.
The yokāi (monsters) and yūrei (ghosts), which for hundreds of years have been part of Japanese tradition, are still believed in by the present-day population but with a modern twist represented in Japanese films such as The Ring and The Grudge.
In the early 1790s Adam Livingston and his family fled their farm in Pennsylvania after experiencing a succession of calamities, from his cattle dying to his barn burning down. They settled in Virginia, but their troubles were not far behind them.
It was a spring day on June 4th, 1960 when two young couples went camping at Lake Bodom close to the Finnish city of Espoo. Maila Irmeli Björklund and Anja Tuulikki Mäki who were both fifteen years old, were accompanied by their eighteen year old boyfriends Seppo Antero Boisman and Nils Wilhelm Gustafsson. Little did three of them know that a bloody death awaited all but one of them.
In 1969, the unidentified body of a young woman who had been stabbed multiple times lead detectives on the case to question cult leader Charles Manson as the site where she was found was close to where his family had committed other atrocities.
There are realtors that specialize in certain type of properties. These are houses with a history of murder and bloodshed, and they know that there's buyers out there, which notoriety is exactly what they're in the market for.
Just suppose... that you were on the market for a home, but you have this idea in your head of "exactly" what you want, and you're not going to settle for anything else. You've got the money, and you've been to a million places, and none of them fit the bill. And then you find it, and it's for sale! You do your happy dance, and then the realtor discloses the big fly in the soup; the house was the scene of several grisly murders. What would do? Buy it and deal with any "bad vibes" with a lot of sage?
The summer of 1969 was plagued by a string of gruesome murders in the posh neighborhoods of Southern California, and when the Manson family was arrested much of the focus was on the murderers, leaving the victims' stories much less told.
People disappear all the time. Sometimes it's voluntary, other times it's a question of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. But how could the wrong place be the Vatican, one of the world's holiest cities? Precisely because of its pious reputation, a series of unexplained disappearances that have occurred throughout the years, leads one to believe that dark deeds have indeed taken place.
Leakin Park in Baltimore is where missing people or those suspected to be victims of violence are looked for. Why? Because since the 1940s, sixty-eight bodies of murdered men, women and children, many times mutilated have been dumped in the woods or along the roads running through the park.
In January 1911, 605 Western Avenue in West Crowley, Louisiana was the scene of a horrific murder of an entire family. Officer Ballew, the first to arrive found a Walter Byers, his wife and small son all lying in bed with their skulls split wide open. The sheets underneath them were drenched in blood. The front door was locked which indicated the murderer had entered through an open window. There was no need to search for the murder weapon since in a corner of the room next to the head of the bed, was a bucket full of blood and a bloodied ax propped next to it.
Wells Hall was built in 1938, and it is home to Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Communication and Mass Media. Normally there are several students working on projects throughout the day, but in the month of June, on Sundays it stands empty, and this is when it becomes apparent that it's not as unoccupied as it appears.
In Vegas del Genil, Spain the town hall is plagued with cold drafts and feelings of dread, and the politicians have only one solution: call an exorcist.
Prickly skin, a feeling that you're being watched or there's someone standing right behind (when there isn't) and a drop in temperature are all the hallmarks that you are in the presence of the "other side". In Miami there are certain places we're you're more likely to have these encounters.
What's going on in ET World? UFO investigators have been flooded with reports of sightings from all over the United States, which include 25 orbs shaped liked flying buses and another UFO shaped like a triangle that was being trailed by military helicopters.
Lilias Adie lived in the Scottish village of Torryburn in 1704. She was accused of witchcraft, and after enduring torture as part of her interrogation, she admitted she was.
In 1901, Stewart's Castle or Stewart's Folly as it was also known was demolished.It had been built for Nevada Senator William Morris Stewart after the end of the Civil War. Contrary to popular expectations as to who would be the phantom to haunt this place, it was not Senator Stewart, but the origins stem from the time this building served as the Chinese Legation from 1886 to 1893.
In 1883 a local historian of San Luis Obispo wrote of place that many considered was haunted by a proud Spaniard who had made a dying request that his body should be interred at lonely, seaside home he had built called "El Morro".
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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