Ghost Videos of Americas Famous Ghosts

Ghost Videos of Americ's Most Famous Ghosts

Here you will find Ghost Videos , Stories and general information about some of the most famous haunted places in America. If you want to learn all about Ghosts in American Cities this is the place to come for all your information. We will try to include back ground information about the city or location where possible. We hope you enjoy our site about famous haunted places in America.

Public Square, St. Augustine, ca. 1858

Public Square, St. Augustine, ca. 1858
Public Square, St. Augustine, ca. 1858
Ghosts are the precence of the soul, spirit, or the personality of a person who has died. Rather then pass over, for some reason ghosts has remanined on earth. It is thought the person may not be aware they have died, or are a lost soul, or the ghosts may refuse to pass over as they face some sort of hell on the other side due to crimes committed on this side.

Ghosts will often take on the look of a misty or semitransparent or fog-like human form. Sometimes Ghosts will make its precense known through moving objects or noises. Those involved in ghost research believe the ghosts may actually be a form of psychic or mental energy that was left behind.

The Cities of Charleston S.C. , St Augestine Florida and New Orleans Louisiania are famous for their Ghosts.

In cultures that hold a belief in reincarnation, they believe Ghosts are souls that refus to be "recycled", because they have unfinished business to complete first. The Chinese have some very interesting beliefs on ghosts that include a ghost can become immortal and become a demigod Or ghosts can go to hell and suffer for all of eternity. They believe some ghosts kill people to rob them of their rights to reincarnation. Ghosts can die and become a "ghost of ghosts".

While most people believe in ghosts there are others that are skeptical. Skeptics claim that often people claim to see ghosts when their senses are impaired, such as when waking from sleep. They also question the motives of others who claim to see ghosts.

St. Augustine in 1760, while under Spanish control

St. Augustine in 1760, while under Spanish control
St. Augustine in 1760, while under Spanish control

St Augustine Ghosts

St Augustine Florida is one of the most haunted places in America. Below you will find all kinds of videos about the Ghosts of St Augustine Florida. I know I have visited there and lived there and I saw many Ghosts and other strange things. If you want to see a Ghost St Augustine is the perfect place to go to see one.

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is a city in St. Johns County, Florida, in the United States. It lies in a region of Florida known as The First Coast, which extends from Amelia Island in the north south to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Palm Coast. According to the 2000 census, the city population was 11,592; in 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 12,157 . It is the county seat of St. Johns County. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the United States. And is world famous for its multitude of Ghosts and Ghost Stories

History

St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish. The first Christian worship service held in a permanent settlement in the current United States was a Catholic Mass celebrated in St. Augustine. A few settlements were founded prior to St. Augustine but all failed, including the original Pensacola colony in West Florida (founded 1559), with the area abandoned in 1561 due to hurricanes, famine and warring tribes, and Fort Caroline in what is today Jacksonville, Florida in 1564. The city was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on August 28, 1565, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, and consequently named by him San Agustín. Martin de Arguelles was born here one year later in 1566, the first child of European ancestry to be born in what is now the mainland United States. This came 21 years before the English settlement at Roanoke Island, in Virginia Colony, and 42 years before the successful settlements of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Jamestown, Virginia.

In 1586 St. Augustine was attacked and burned by Sir Francis Drake. In 1668 it was plundered by pirates and most of the inhabitants were killed. In 1702 and 1740 it was unsuccessfully attacked by British forces from their new colonies in the Carolinas and Georgia. The most serious of these came in the latter year, when James Oglethorpe of Georgia allied himself with Ahaya the Cowkeeper, chief of the Alachua band of the Seminole tribe to lay siege to the city.

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and gave Florida and St. Augustine to the British, an acquisition the British had been unable to take by force and keep due to the strong fort there. St. Augustine came under British rule and served as a Loyalist (pro-British) colony during the American Revolutionary War. A Treaty of Paris in 1783 gave the American colonies north of Florida their independence, and ceded Florida to Spain in recognition of Spanish success during the war.

Florida was under Spanish control again from 1784 to 1821. During this time, Spain was being invaded by Napoleon and was struggling to retain its colonies. Florida no longer held its past importance to Spain. The expanding United States, however, regarded Florida as vital to its interests. In 1821, the Adams-Onís Treaty peaceably turned the Spanish colonies in Florida and, with them, St. Augustine, over to the United States.

Florida was a United States territory until 1845 when it became a U.S. state. In 1861, the American Civil War began and Florida seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy. Days before Florida seceded, state troops took the fort at St. Augustine from a small Union garrison (January 7, 1861). However, federal troops loyal to the United States Government quickly reoccupied the city (March 11, 1862) and remained in control throughout the four-year-long war. In 1865, Florida rejoined the United States.

Spanish Colonial era buildings still existing in the city include the fortress Castillo de San Marcos. The fortress successfully repelled the British attacks of the 18th century, was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War, and later served as a prison for the Native American leader Osceola. It is now the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

In the late 19th century the railroad came to town, and led by northeastern industrialist Henry Flagler, St. Augustine became a winter resort for the very wealthy. A number of mansions and palatial grand hotels of this era still exist, some converted to other use, such as housing parts of Flagler College and museums. Flagler went on to develop much more of Florida's east coast, including his Florida East Coast Railway which eventually reached Key West in 1912.

The city is a popular tourist attraction, for the rich Spanish Colonial Revival Style architectural heritage as well as elite 19th century architecture. In 1938 the theme park Marineland opened just south of St. Augustine, becoming one of Florida's first themed parks and setting the stage for the development of this industry in the following decades.

In addition to being a national tourist destination and the nation’s oldest city St. Augustine was also a pivotal site for the civil rights movement in 1964. Despite the 1954 Supreme Court act in Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that the "separate but equal" legal status of public schools made those schools inherently unequal, St. Augustine still had only 6 black children admitted into white schools. The homes of two of the families of these children were burned by local segregationists while other families were forced to move out of the county because the parents were fired from their jobs and could find no work. In 1964 a massive non-violent direct action campaign was led by Dr. Martin Luther King and other major civil rights leaders to change the horrific conditions of blacks in St. Augustine.

In 1963 a “sit-in” protest at a local diner ended in the arrest and imprisonment of 16 young black protestors and 7 juveniles. Four of the children, two of which were 16 year old girls, were sent to “reform” school and retained for 6 months. From May until June of 1964 protestors endured abuse, beatings, and verbal assaults without any retaliation. By absorbing the violence and hate instead of striking back the protestors gained national sympathy and, it is thought, were the deciding factor in passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. King planed nightly marches down King Street and around the old "Slave Market”. The protestors were met by white segregationist and verbal and physical assault on the marchers that resulted in hundreds of arrests and jail sentences. Because of the huge numbers of demonstrators in the jail people were kept in a stockade during the day in the hot sun with no shade. When attempts were made to integrate the beaches of Anastasia Island demonstrators were beaten and driven into the water by police and segregationists, some of the protestors could not swim and had to be saved from drowning by other demonstrators.

The demonstrations came to a climax when a group of black and white protesters jumped into the swimming pool at the Monson Motel, an entirely white hotel where several other protests had been held. In response to the protest the owner of the hotel, Mr. James Brock, who was a usually shy and passive man, was photographed pouring muriatic acid into the pool to get the protestors out. Photographs of this and of a policeman jumping into the pool to arrest them were broadcast around the world and became some of the most famous images of the entire Civil Rights Movement. The photos became fodder for communist countries, who used the images to discredit America’s claims of democracy and freedom.

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New Orleans Ghosts

New Orlean's is another famous ghost rich city where you will find all kinds of ghosts and ghost stories. If you can't find a ghost in New Orleans you will never find one.

Enter New Orleans in the 1800's - the days of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, slavery and the Old South. On 1140 Royal Street, stands a house - beautiful to behold - but full of horror inside. This is the Lalaurie House, owned by the socialite Delphine Lalaurie. The house catches fire one day and what firefighters discover inside causes some to faint and causes Delphine Lalaurie to flee for her life.

One Of The Most Horrific Stories Ever And Its True

It is the stuff of nightmares and of history. Once you know what happened at the Lalaurie House, you will understand why, in New Orleans when you say "The Haunted House," it can be no other than the house on Rue Royale.

"There were holes in skulls, where a rough stick had been inserted to stir the brains. Some of the poor creatures were dead, some were unconscious; and a few were still breathing, suffering agonies beyond any power to describe."

"The man who smashed the garret door saw powerful male slaves, stark naked, chained to the wall, their eyes gouged out, their fingernails pulled off by the roots; others had their joints skinned and festering, great holes in their buttocks where the flesh had been sliced away, their ears hanging by shreds, their lips sewed together, their tongues drawn out and sewed to their chins, severed hands stitched to bellies, legs pulled joint from joint.

Hotel Provincial , The ghosts of Hotel Provincial as presented by Matthew Yaddoshi of Haunted History Tours New Orleans, August 2005.

15 Hours at the Myrtles , Watch for the Ghost Orb Photos Etc in the video

The 205-year-old Myrtles Plantation

The 205-year-old Myrtles Plantation
The 205-year-old Myrtles Plantation
Plantation Haunting Described By Many

ST. FRANCISVILLE -- The 205-year-old Myrtles Plantation is said to host the spirits of several long-dead former inhabitants. Over the years, those spirits have been heard and seen around the grounds of the plantation.

No one really knows why there have been so many reported happenings at the plantation. The house does sit on an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. And there have been at least 10 homicides and suicides on the property since it was settled in 1796.

Plantation owners John and Teeta Moss take advantage of the homes' spiritual past by offering a "Mystery Tour" on Friday and Saturday nights. The tour highlights some of the stories and pinpoints the history of some of the happenings over the years.

statue Teeta Moss said that while they certainly play up the house's supposed spiritual residents, they discourage spirit worshipers and occult or Satanist practitioners from descending upon the house. No Ouija boards, burning candles or seances are allowed at the house.

"We don't allow any occult stuff at all," Moss said. "It's simply entertaining. We're not going to deny what people have seen and heard, but we want happy spirits."

Shortly after buying and moving into the home, Moss had her own encounter with one of the disembodied sprits roaming the grounds. When they first moved into the house, her son was lying in bed one night and told her he saw a young girl on the chandelier.

Moss said her son was adamant he was seeing a young girl above him. The young boy said the apparition wore a white dress and had yellow or blonde hair.

As she talked to her son, Moss thought it might have been the imagination of a two-year-old running wild. But she later talked to a psychologist friend who told her that while children at that age can describe things they see, they cannot conjure images and describe them.

stairs In another instance, at 10 months old, Moss' son was sleeping in a King-sized bed in an upstairs bedroom. She was taking care of some work on the computer. As she worked, a nagging feeling to check on her son came over her. As she was walking back to the house, she spotted the young boy toddling toward a pond in the back yard. He had descended the stairs and made it outside without any assistance.

As she screamed to the boy, Moss felt the feeling of a warm blanket being wrapped around her.

"It told me that we would be alright," Moss said. "As long as we were in this house, nothing would happen to my family."

The most famous are the supposed spirits of a former house servant and the wife and children of Judge Clark Woodruffe, who owned the plantation before he was murdered.

Legend has it that Judge Woodruffe took up with Chloe, who gave in to the Judge's advances to keep her position in the house rather than working out in the fields.

The judge soon tired of Chloe and began an affair with another young slave. Fearing she would be sent to the fields, Chloe began listening through doors and walls to the judge's conversations. She was caught one day endured the punishment of having an ear severed. She began wearing a turban to hide the wound inflicted by the judge.

Certain she would be sent from the house after being thrown over by her master and being caught eavesdropping on his conversations, Chloe concocted a plan she thought would be sure to get her back in the good graces of the family.

In a birthday cake made for the Woodruffe's oldest daughter, Chloe added a small amount of poison from an oleander plant, which still grows by the side of the house. The plan was to sicken the daughters and their mother to the point she could nurse them back to health and appear to be the hero.

The plan backfired. The three Woodruffe women succumbed to the poison and died. When word spread amongst the slaves of what Chloe had done, a lynch mob formed and she was hung from a tree.

Chloe's body was weighted with rocks and dropped in the nearby Mississippi River.

While some hold to the theory that Chloe was trying to get back in the good graces of the family and did not mean to poison Mrs. Woodruffe or the children, still others believe she intentionally poisoned the family out of revenge for the loss of her ear. Had the judge been there that day, she would have killed him too, this belief goes.

Moss said she is offering the house for sale. But, she stressed, the house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the grounds would have to go to that right person before they would consider handing over the keys. There have been inquiries, but nothing solid as of yet.

They are selling because Moss wants to spend more time with her two sons, now ages seven and nine.

The house itself is a stunning example of a grand old southern mansion. There is a 120-foot long veranda with ornamental ironwork. The entrance hall contains examples of art faux bois and open pierced frieze work. There is a Baccarat crystal French chandelier, weighing more than 300 pounds. The stained glass on the entranceway was hand-painted, etched and patterned after the French Cross, to ward off evil.

Hester Eby, curator and tour guide and the plantation for 14 years, said she has had two distinct interactions with what may be the spirit of two of the children murdered by Chloe.

Eby was standing behind a couch explaining parts of a room in the house when she felt a tug on her skirt. At first, Eby dismissed it as maybe getting her skirt caught on a piece of furniture or the edge of a windowsill.

But she could not ignore a second occurrence.

"The second time was lower on the hip," she said. "It felt like a child tugging on the skirt trying to get my attention."

Sometimes images of the children show up in a hallway mirror. People often hear their names called from different rooms only to find they are alone in the house.

Visitors and guests often photograph Mryt, the house cat. The 14-year-old black cat poses dutifully, but sometimes does not appear in the pictures. The surroundings will be there, or the person petting the cat will appear in the photo but the cat won't. There will only be a puff of smoke of a blank space. No one can seem to explain it.

That's not the only trick of the light that happens to would be shutterbugs who visit the plantation. When she first bought the plantation, Teeta Moss took several pictures at various points around the grounds. In those is a photograph of the rear of the house looking at the kitchen building.

There was no one in the shots when Moss took the photos. But when they were developed, tucked into a corner near the kitchen building the image of a woman can be seen faintly. It appears to the an African-American woman wearing a turban.

The Moss' have turned the photograph into a postcard that is available in the plantation gift shop.

Butressing the history of the house, others have had similar experiences during their attempts to take photographs at the plantation.

Donna Albey of Ormand Beach, Fla., was on her second visit to the plantation on July 14. Last year she took a picture of the rear of the house. When she had them developed, the picture shows a figure with an orange kerchief on its head.

"There wasn't anyone there when I took the picture," Albey said. "I can show the picture to other people and they'll say who is that standing there?"

Myrtles Plantation Ghost Photo , Look at the figure in the blow up portion of the photo

Myrtles Plantation Ghost Photo , Look at the figure in the blow up portion of the photo
Myrtles Plantation Ghost Photo , Look at the figure in the blow up portion of the photo

Savannah Georgia

Savannah is a city located in (and the county seat of) Chatham County, Georgia (USA). The city's population was 128,500 in 2005, according to the most recent U.S. Census estimate. Before 1970, Savannah was the second-largest city in Georgia. Today it is ranked fourth in population.

Historic sites

* Riverfront Plaza and Factors' Walk—River Street's restored nineteenth-century cotton warehouses and passageways include shops, bars and restaurants

* City Market—Savannah's restored central market features antiques, souvenirs, small eateries, as well as two large outdoor plazas

* Historic homes—the Pink House, Sorrel Weed House, Juliette Gordon Low birthplace, Owens-Thomas house, Wormsloe plantation of Noble Jones, Mercer House, former home of Jim Williams, the main subject of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

* Historic houses of worship—Trinity United Methodist Church(circa 1848), Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Christ Episcopal Church, First African Baptist Church, Independent Presbyterian Church, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Temple Mickve Israel, St. John's Church (Episcopal)

* Historic cemeteries—Colonial Park Cemetery (an early graveyard dating back to the English colony of Georgia), Laurel Grove Cemetery (with the graves of many Confederate soldiers and African American slaves) and Bonaventure Cemetery (a former plantation and the final resting place for some illustrious Savannahians)

* Historic forts—Fort Jackson (near the historic district) and Fort Pulaski National Monument (17 miles east of Savannah via the Islands Expressway), both important in the American Civil War

The riverboat Georgia Queen cruising down the Savannah River past the Savannah International Trade and Conference Center on Hutchinson Island.

The riverboat Georgia Queen cruising down the Savannah River past the Savannah International Trade and Conference Center on Hutchinson Island.
The riverboat Georgia Queen cruising down the Savannah River past the Savannah International Trade and Conference Center on Hutchinson Island.

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Do you believe in ghosts? Tell us your ghost story now. 3 comments

D.T 4 years ago

I went there and experienced the same thing but he said something that was really strange he had the expresion as u said but i stayed and started talking to him he answerd every question i asked and i stayed there till morning it wasn't scary cause he was just mad because i was intruting then i left the next morning he said something about his death but i didn't cach wat he said but i did apoligize and left the room it was a really fun and spooky experience...p.s i started seeing ghost since i was little


Ziki 6 years ago

I was at the myrtles plantation with my mom, boyfriend, and my boyfriend's mom. We wanted a chance to experience the paranormal. So, we stayed the night in the Judge's room. The judge was the man who cut of chloe's ear after listening in on the judge's meeting. It had been an hour after getting set up and I needed to use the bathroom. Just as I was leaving the bathroom I turned around to see the judge sitting in the bathtub. I am the most preppiest girl you'll ever meet, but the second our eyes met I had never felt a depression as I felt that day. I have no idea why he was in the tub, but I wasn't so worried about that as I was about his facial expression. He had his head tillted down and was looking up at me with his eye brows tightened. He looked like he was mad that I was there or disapointed in me. I could see him just as if he were a human. We thought it was somebody pulling a prank and hid in the closet once I ran out the bathroom, but there was no one there. I'll never forget that time and I pray no one experiences the judges rath as I did.


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The Lost Dutchman 8 years ago from Flanders (Belgium)

Wow man! Great page! I don't believe in ghosts... but I like a good true ghost story, yes I do!

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