It was the Roaring 20s, Prohibition was still in effect and Hollywoodland flourished when architect Gordon Kaufman designed a lavish home for the Doheny family which was perched above Beverly Hills. They moved into Greystone Mansion in 1928, when it was reported as the most expensive home ever built in California.
In 2011, construction workers stumbled across what they initially thought was a homicide victim. The site was in New York City in the borough of Queens. When detectives arrived they realized, that whether it was homicide or not, the body that was unearthed was not your typical murder victim.
Notre-Dame Cathedral has several ghost stories associated with it which is no surprise since no doubt skulduggery has been afoot within this ancient building for over 800 years.
In a 5th century, Italian cemetery a 10-year-old child is buried in a manner indicating that there was fear he would, like a vampire, rise from his grave and claim the living as his victim.
Over forty years ago a small town in northeast Kansas got the unwanted attention of occultists and vandals when stories started to surface that one of its cemeteries was a hotbed of dark paranormal events.
Many people are familiar with the urban myths involving phantom hitchhikers. One of the most famous in the United States is Chicago's Resurrection Mary. However hitchhiking ghosts have been around for a very long time, and have been scaring good samaritans for years, including when the mode of transportation was horseback. The following are a few of those stories.
The fascination about giants, their origins and how to explain them has existed for a long time. Some of them are described as being 30 or 40 feet high.
Wayne Nance was a truck driver that hailed from Missoula, Montana. As a teenager he displayed disturbing behavior such as using hot coathangers to brand himself with occult symbols since he was a self-described satanist. In hindsight these were all clues that he never outgrew aberrant behavior just learned how to disguise them.
The Mayans which lived in the area of Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala had been known to make animal and human sacrifices but a recent discovery by Polish divers and researchers indicate that blood sacrifices were made for close to a thousand years, especially when they faced war with their Spanish conquerors in 1697.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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