According to local legends, in 1932, Donald Rheem (of Rheem hot water heater fame) purchased a property on Orcas Island that sits off the coast of Washington. Despite its scenic views, his intent was not to enjoy the landscape, but to find a place to stash his unstable wife Alice.
The year is 1876, and this story details the ingenious suicide machine designed by Mr. Moore who lived in Lafayette, Indiana.
Cleveland Street is located in Fitzrovia, central London. In 2011, the model for the workhouse in Dickens' 1837 story Oliver Twist was identified as the Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. It was peopled by the poor and it's not surprising that in 1889 a scandal erupted when a homosexual male brothel was discovered by police on Cleveland Street, however most of its clientele were far from being destitute and poor. In the White Chapel district Jack the Ripper had already started his killing rampage.
Over a hundred and fifty years ago a carpet-bag with grisly contents was discovered on Waterloo Bridge in London. Who it was and who left it there remains a mystery till this day.
Shooter's Hill is the highest point in South London. The area was in use since the Roman times. In 1838, skeletons and roman coins were unearthed in the area belonging to Roman soldiers. The road that runs from Dover to London traverses Shooter's Hill, and it was a favorite place for highwaymen to rob the unwary traveler. It comes as no surprise that it has its fair share of ghost stories, including a white lady.
The area of West 44th Street in New York City was just a patch of farmland and forest and 1792. The American Revolutionary War had ended less than 10 years before, and maybe events that took place then caused the ghost that eventually became known as Lucy Ryan to haunt this area.
Greek writers, Plato and Pausanias, mention human sacrifice occurring on Mt. Lykaion (which translates to Wolf Mountain) in Greece. An archeological team who had been working on the site for over a decade had found no evidence of this. This changed in 2016 when human bones were found among thousands of animal bones.
Roswell is famous in UFOlogy for the alien spaceship crash that occurred in July 1947. While the mystery of what really occurred that summer day in Roswell has consumed all the attention, there are other mysteries that have gone under the radar. What could be more mysterious than an extraterrestrial you may ask, how about its ghost?
In the John Wick dark universe, an underground criminal society is ruled by an unspoken code and a deep distrust of technical gadgets. What do these assassins get that we, with our reliance and love of convenience are blind to?
Tom Skeleton was a servant to the Pennington family. However he was not an obscure character in the household, but a jester, hired to inspire mirth. But Tom was a devil disguised in the costume of a clown. Fools and jesters were often part of a royal court or noble family and by virtue of their position could often speak harsh truths to their ‘betters’ in the guise of drollery.
In the 1930s Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson and Harriet Nelson became famous on the radio show, The Baker's Broadcast. In 1944 they launched their own radio show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which later became a well-known sitcom by the same name that ran on television from 1952 to 1966. The house on the set was modeled after their real home. It was a two-story colonial revival which had been constructed in 1916. The house has been featured as Ari Gold's house in Entourage. In 2014 actor Christopher Meloni purchased the home who despite having been the abode of a "wholesome" family has acquired the reputation of being very haunted.
The 27 Club is a death list of actors, musicians, artist and athletes who have died at the age of 27. The majority have died as a result of suicide. substance abuse, homicide and strange accidents. Many claim there is significance of the number of their age to Illuminati and occult groups.
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.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance writer and paranormal researcher.
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