The Black Death also known as The Plague erupted on and off over the last hundreds of years claiming about 100 millions victims. Genome sequencing has revealed that the Black Death originated in China over 2000 years ago.
In 1990 there was a Gallup poll that showed that the percentage of Americans who believed the devil is real was 55%. In 2007 it had increased to 70%. It's estimated that least 50% believe in demonic possession.
Forty-three years ago today the movie The Omen was released. Just a few years before, the movies The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby had made moviegoers believe in the devil again. It became an instant success, but the audiences were unaware that from the beginning those who participated in the movie seemed to be cursed by weird accidents and even untimely deaths.
The Ebola outbreak in the Congo has just crossed the 2,000 case threshold. So far more than 65% of those infected have died. Those battling the disease also face the threat of death, as only two weeks ago the third attack was made against a burial team, and health workers have also been killed. Medical outposts have been looted.
Sherman Ranch also known as Skinwalker Ranch sits on a little over 500 acres just southeast of Ballard, Utah. Sightings of UFOs and several cryptids have been reported. Prior to settlers arriving there, the Ute and Navajos tribes claimed it was used by malevolent witches known as skinwalkers.
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.
It was the night of April 14, 1865, and only a few days before the Civil War had ended when Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The actor John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in the head, leaped from the theater box where the president had been seated and escaped into the night. On April 24, it was reported that Booth had been shot and killed outside a barn in Virginia. But is that version of the assassin's death the truth?
In January 2018, a man convicted of murder, a crime committed in 1973, was denied parole; he was 86 years old. That in of itself is not unusual, however the nature of the relationship that developed between him and one of his victims engendered a book and movie during the 1980s. The story also details how a deeply disturbed and dangerous individual can masquerade and manipulate members of society that have no idea they are staring evil in the face.
Engineers with Thames Water, a U.K. utility company were laying down pipes in Oxfordshire, 50 miles outside of London, when they unearthed various skeletons.
In September 1786 an unnamed sailor was murdered at Hindhead in Surrey, England. His murderers were eventually tried and hung for their crime at the appropriately named Gibbet Hill.
Near the corner of St. Aubin Street and Mack in Detroit is a tract of land where a house once stood. In 1929 a horrific murder was committed under its roof, where a family including four children were killed. Not surprisingly there have been reports of a headless man seen wandering where this abode once stood. Could it be the fact that this murder was never solved that causes a tortured soul to be bound to the place it experienced its last horrific moments as a human being?
Ninety-nine years ago today, the skeletons of a boy and girl were unearthed in the "badlands" of New Mexico near San Rafael. It was believed they had been buried in a prehistoric volcanic eruption.
An expert in the power of the devil, Father Michael (pseudonym) who has been the exorcist for his diocese for 10 years warns that Walmart is selling satanic products which he believes trivializes evil and puts people at risk.
In July of 2018, Brad Jackson, 65, was found brutally murdered inside the business he managed. Pankaj Bhasin, 34, who is accused of killing Jackson, claimed that he had stabbed the man because he thought that Jackson was a werewolf.
In Çatalhöyük, a neolithic site in ancient Anatolia (present day Turkey) discoveries were made of headless skeletons buried under house floors. Griffon vulture symbols were also found throughout the settlement and archaeologists believe they have now solved the mystery
Also known as the White Lady she is seen only on foggy evenings in Durand Eastman Park in Rochester, New York., and her sightings date back to the early 1800s. She is said to be the specter of a woman looking for her daughter who was murdered nearby.
Over 40 years ago today, Amy Billig, 17, was last seen hitchhiking on Main Highway in Coconut Grove, Florida. She was thumbing a ride to her father's office to get money from him, and she had plans to meet her friends later that day. Neither her father, her friends or as matter of fact anybody ever saw Amy after this moment in time.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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