Over 25 years ago near the village of Stanwick in England, an excavation unearthing burials dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain approximately 1500 years, find the skeleton of a man who had his tongue cut out while he was still alive. The mystery is, why would they have done this to him.
About 150 years ago a French taxidermist named Jules Verreaux created a diorama named “Lions Attacking a Dromedary” which portrays a man battling two lions. Since it was first placed on the display, many have marveled at how realistic the man’s face was, and a discovery made as to what’s really under the plaster made it clear why it appeared so lifelike.
On Britain's northern coast sits the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, where last year a dig uncovered bone fragments which have been dated to the 8th century. A recent discovery sheds more light on the lifestyle of the community that revolved around the large monastery.
There was once a time that murderers, rapists and common criminals would be buried at crossroads, or their bodies would be pitched in a ditch. Anywhere except the regular cemeteries where everyone else was interred.
The story of Jean l’Ecorcheur which translates to John the Flayer or John the Skinner has its origins from the intrigue of the 14th century, French court.
One of the first books I read which gave me a new perspective on the spirit world is Carl Wickland’s Thirty Years Among the Dead. which he wrote in 1924. Initially it was a little overwhelming to realize how enmeshed living humans as incarnated beings are with discarnates. I spent a couple of days mulling it over, and then plunged into Dr. Wickland’s book, discarding my disbelief, and truth be told, my fear over what he was describing.
Straight out of one of the climatic scenes in the movie Poltergeist, human remains that were supposed to have been re-interred in the Paris catacombs were unearthed under the basement of a Paris supermarket.
Most people are familiar with Victor Hugo's masterpiece The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Various versions have been made, one of the most famous is the 1939 movie in which Charles Laughton plays Quasimodo. Even Disney produced a cartoon, sanitized for young viewers. But is there any truth to this story?
Deep in the night of March, 1911 a fire started on the third floor of the Assembly Library in Albany, before long it reached the fourth and fifth floor. The only person who stood between the destruction of the entire library was 77-year-old Samuel Abbott, a civil war hero who was the night watchman.
Much is known about the Pennsylvania urban legend known as the Green Man, but much less is known about the real person who was nicknamed Charlie No Face by the locals where he lived.
In 1924, a railroad tunnel was built named the Piney Fork Tunnel to service the coal mines of western Pennsylvania. By 1962 it had been abandoned, which is when it became known as the Green Man Tunnel.
Sightings of Mothman have been reported from all over the world, but it became famous after this portender of doom was seen by several people in Point Pleasant, West Virginia just a few months before the Silver Bridge collapsed in December, 1967.
The setting is 1890s Nevada. A lonely miner turned rancher was murdered by his friends. He was dismembered, burned and buried so no one would be the wiser of what truly happened to him. The restless spirit of this man would not lie quietly, and not only was the heinous crime discovered, but the first woman to be legally executed in Nevada faced justice due to the revenge of the miner's ghost.
When you read a ghost story that was reported over a hundred years ago, some people just think it’s just an urban myth that’s been retold when times were simpler, and people were superstitious. Many suspect that it’s either exaggerated or not even true, but that’s not always the case.
Such is the story of the Crawford Ghost, which was reported in the newspapers of that time.
Poliʻahu Heiau sits on a bluff on the north bank of the Wailua River near Opaekaʻa Falls. In 1000 A.D. the first Tahitians migrated to Hawaii and may have landed at Wailua. They brought new forms of worship that included human sacrifice especially when preparations were being made for war.
My wife and me are from West Palm Beach and had our honeymoon 11 yrs ago, we stayed in the Mayfair back than and decided for our 11th anniversary to stay in South Beach since we have never visited.
Another true ghostly experience submitted to Miami Ghost Chronicles. Originally posted on 12/27/2010
History of Richmond Heights - Naval Air Station Richmond, a blimp base hastily constructed in the early months of World War II was home to 25 K-series blimps, three hangars, and 3,000 men. The hangars were 16 stories tall, built of Douglas fir brought in by train. The blimps protected ship convoys in the Florida Straits, and Richmond Naval Station was the headquarters for the fight against Nazi U-boats operating in the Caribbean. The homes at Richmond Heights were built on part of the original parcel of land where the base was situated.
A nineteen-year-old man attacked a woman who was visiting Georgetown Cemetery for no apparent reason. Is this a case of mental illness or spiritual influence or both?
Georgetown Police arrested a man they say tried to strangle a woman in a cemetery, with the intent to kill her.
Police say Brice Gross, 19, snuck up behind a woman on Saturday evening in the Georgetown Cemetery. Police say he attacked the woman and began to try to strangle her. The woman was able to fight him off, and Gross ran away, police said.
It's a summer evening and a group of priests and nuns gather together in a small chapel. Despite the warmth outside, a chill has settled over the group.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer