Hearst Castle, once known as La Cuesta Encantada hosted the most lavish parties during Prohibition and into the 30's. Famous actors, politicians and notables of the day all vied for an invitation from Wm. Randolph Hearst and his mistress Marion Davies. In short it was the center of California society.
In the northwest corner of Missouri, a gravel road with cornfields on either side will take you to an isolated and ramshackle building that was once a one-room chapel. Even in daytime, gnarled trees enhance the atmosphere of decay and desolation that surrounds the place. Legend is that those who once came to worship here since the turn of the century, still consider it sanctuary, or in some cases hell.
In October 1969, twenty teenagers were returning from a charity walk using Pentylands Lane in Highworth (UK). It was already 10:30 pm at night and there was a full moon, when they all claimed they saw a "white figure" moving across fields that were nearby. They were horrified but even more so when it came towards them.
Poyang Lake is a large 1400 square mile body of water in China's Jiangxi Province. The lake was formed around 400 A.D. when the Gan River backed up and the flood swallowed the countryside sending people fleeing for their lives. Was this ravenous hunger from the newly formed lake a foreshadowing of a hunger that is never satisfied?
The year was 1911, the time of Downton Abbey and only a year later the Titanic would make her first and last voyage. One of the most fashionable pieces of clothing was the shirtwaist, a tailored garment with design detail copied from men's shirts. In the Asch Building's top floors over 500 women toiled in unsafe conditions, setting the stage for one of the worst industrial disasters in U.S. history.
Eastern State Penitentiary was established in 1829 on the outskirts of Philadelphia as the model for penitentiaries worldwide. It now sits surrounded by homes and small businesses, crumbling slowly, a silent witness to human history both inside its echoing hallways and outside its walls as well.
The famous artist John La Farge died years ago, but his phantom has been seen several times by different persons who have lived in the building where he had his studio on 10th Street in Greenwich Village, New York.
Two exorcists discuss the reality of haunted houses. What has been the impact of ghost hunting reality shows, movies and books? Do people really believe in ghosts or the devil? Is there such a thing as a friendly ghost?
By M.P. Pellicer | Stranger Than Fiction Stories
In April 1903, a Massachusetts man described ghostly visitations from his sister's ghost.
This is something that happened a few years ago while visiting my friend Valerie while she was living on her own in Orlando. She was up there for school and her parents bought her a 1 bedroom apartment near the UCF campus.
Another true ghostly experience submitted to Miami Ghost Chronicles.
I'd like you to look into a condominium, which is where I used to live approx. 6 years ago. The only words I can use to explain the place is, infested! While living there, at least 5 people died, and about 1 year ago a man shot himself in the head and died on the 1st floor and another lady was murdered in the elevator.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer