On Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will occur known as a Super Blue Blood Moon. Not since Jesse James committed his first hold up in 1869 have the heavens displayed the moon as big and bright as it will today.
Places that have a history of tragedy and death begs the question, was it something there, already cursed that caused these events to take place, or is it a human being's last anguished moments that act like a magnet for other deeds of evil to repeat themselves on those grounds? Whether one or the other, paranormal occurrences plague these places, refusing to be forgotten or just a reminder that evil never dies.
It was Halloween 1969 and St. Petersburg police was called to the scene of a gruesome murder. The body of a woman dressed only in a filmy, green nightgown was discovered neatly wrapped in plastic bags, and concealed in a black, steamer trunk near the parking lot of the Oyster Bar Restaurant.
In a 1924 stucco-and-wood, Port Orange house located next to a canal that connects to the Indian River, rumors are that Capone used the house to keep his mistress and stash illegal booze.
Supposedly, he would ride a boat up the canal and then use a tunnel from the canal to the house’s full basement to access the house unseen.
It was Halloween, 1958 when off a dirt road on Skinner Ridge south of Grand Canyon National Park, the skeletal remains of a young girl were found. Her body was nude and it was estimated she had been there nine to fourteen months.
In December, 2015, a single grave was dug at Los Angeles County Cemetery to receive the cremated remains of 1,300 persons who had been sitting on a shelf in the medical examiner's office since 2012. Even the most optimistic know that more than likely once they're in the ground forever, they'll remain unclaimed and in many cases unnamed.County officials wait three years between death and burial to give family members a chance to come forward.
In December 2017, over 1,500 people that had been waiting since 2014 will be buried. In 2016, the number of people was 1,430. Los Angeles has been burying the indigent, unknown and unclaimed since 1896.
An ex-priest accused of killing a South Texas beauty queen in 1960 was found guilty of her murder.
Dorset has its fair share of ghosts, but none more famous than phantom coaches occupied by headless travelers and attendants.
The Belvedere Orphanage in Newfoundland is slated for demolition after it was damaged by fire in April. The question is what happens to the spirits that are said to haunt this centuries-old orphanage, school and convent when it stands no more.
Two Polish fishermen thought they had made the catch of a lifetime when they landed a 410 pound catfish who had been swimming the waters of the Oder River for over a hundred years. The big surprise though was what was inside the belly of this fish.
Mexico City was built on the ruins of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, and humans have lived there dating back to prehistoric times. If one wonders if there are ghosts in Mexico City, you only need to recognize that tales of skulduggery and murder abound in this ancient city, and the answer should be obvious.
There are locations from around the world which are scenic, but for all their beauty and historical significance come with a turbulent past, and troubled souls that refuse to rest in peace.
In 1897, several astounding discoveries were unearthed at Leap Castle in Ireland, one of them was tied to a haunting that had plagued the castle for centuries.
When and how a non-human spirit known as The Elemental came to haunt Leap Castle in Ireland is unknown. Its origins,the first person to encounter it, and even its exact nature until this day are shrouded in mystery.
Lemuel Smith was born into the least likely of bedeviled households on July 23, 1941. He was part of a strictly religious Black family living in Amsterdam, New York. His father was a minister, and both of his parents lived in the household. There were no reports of physical or mental abuse. There were no known reasons why Lemuel would have such a compulsion to kill, which according to him started as early as when he was twelve years old when he nearly smothered a nine-year-old girl to death.
The RAF Museum at Cosford houses hundreds of aircraft, but there is one craft, an Avro Lincoln RF398 which is said to be haunted by a pilot that was killed in a crash.
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.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer