Haunted Places In The USA
Famous Haunted Places In The USA
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Famous Haunted Places
The Amityville Ghost
112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island, New York, is reputedly haunted due to a mass murder (the DeFeo family) that took place in the house on the evening of November 13, 1974. The Lutz family moved into the house thirteen months later, but fled 28 days later claiming that the house was haunted. Families have continuously lived in the house since the Lutz family fled and have reported no supernatural disturbances. Several people (notably the attorney for the man who murdered the DeFeo family) have come forward to say that the story was concocted as a money making scheme and an appeals strategy over many bottles of wine. Though both George and Kathy Lutz disputed that until Kathy's death in 2005, the Amityville Horror book and film franchise has been a huge money-maker for over 25 years.
The White House
There have been several stories about ghosts of former Presidents revisiting the White House. However, the most common and popular is that of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln's Ghost, or to others as The White House Ghost, is said to have haunted the White House since his death. It is widely believed that Lincoln might have known that he would die before his assassination when he was president.
In one story, Lincoln had a dream that he heard wailing noises. He tried to find the noise, but couldn't. Lincoln then checked the East Room. There, he saw several people, who didn't pay any attention to Lincoln, around a corpse. He grabbed one sleeve of a soldier and asked who is dead. The soldier, replied sadly, "The president is dead." Disturbed by the dream, Lincoln told his friends and wife, Mary Todd, about it. Then, the tragic happened. Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by well-known actor and Confederate spy, John Wilkes Booth.
One explanation for the haunting is that Lincoln felt cheated out of his second term so he decides to stay a lot longer. The ghost has reportedly been seen elsewhere. Witnesses have seen Lincoln on the balcony of Ford's Theatre with the ghost of the man who shot him, John Wilkes Booth. It have been said that they are trying to solve their differences.
Since staying at the White House after his death, it is rumor that he is actually staying in his wife's room.
Alcatraz - a former maximum security prison on an island in San Francisco Bay in the United States, which is no longer used as a prison, where visitors and tour guides have made claims of hearing screams, slamming jail doors, and footsteps. People will talk of seeing men in prison issue clothes in with the tour group and even think they are part of the tour only to find later that the men they are seeing are not there.
Athens, Ohio is said to be one of the most haunted places in America, and is reputed to contain many ghosts. One oft-made claim is that, when drawing a line from each of the 5 (or, in some versions, 10) graveyards, one creates a pentagram; this claim is false. Ohio University is also considered by some to be the most haunted campus in America, as it is the former state hospital, Athens State Mental Hospital.
Big Bay , Michigan
Big Bay Point Light, in Big Bay, Michigan, is reputedly haunted by the red-haired ghost of its first keeper, Will Prior.
Gateway To Hell
Bobby Mackey's Music World, a country-western nightclub in Wilder, Kentucky (in the Cincinnati, Ohio metro area) is reputed to be "a gateway to Hell
Belcourt Castle, a French Renaissance-style château in Newport, Rhode Island, is alleged to be the location of numerous paranormal phenomena and events, including moving chairs, moving armor, ghostly apparitions, a possessed statue and various other sightings
Boone County , Illinois
Boone County, Illinois has several intersecting roads south of the city of Belvidere with a reputation of being haunted, most notably Bloodspoint Road. Stories circulated by the surrounding populace include a phantom vehicle that chases cars, a vanishing farmhouse and various apparitions.
The Boston Athenæum is said to be haunted by the scholarly Rev. Harris, who was seen there by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia, Kansas has stories of a ghost that haunts the theatre, especially during the opening season.
The Brinton Lodge
The Brinton Lodge in Douglassville, Pennsylvania is locally famous as a reputedly haunted house. The original structure, built in the early 1700s, was a one-room building which was operated as a tavern/roadhouse stop along the Schuylkill River Canal System. It was later expanded into a summer home, then remodeled into a gentlemen's club, and today is operated as a bar and restaurant. Legend has it that at least five spirits inhabit this property, including "Dapper Dan", Caleb Brinton, an older woman, and a "lady in white.
Bunnyman Bridge in Fairfax County, Virginia has several stories about an entity (the "Bunnyman") who supposedly haunts the area
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All About The Bunny Man
The Bunny Man is an urban legend based in Clifton in Fairfax County, Virginia. The stories in the legend can be wide in variance from the origin of the killer, names, transportation changes, the killer's motives, the weapon(s) of choice, the design or color of his bunny suit, and the possible demise of the killer. The killer's ghost or aging spectre is said to come out to the "Bunny Man"'s place of death each year on Halloween to commemorate his untimely demise. Sometimes, victims' carcasses are said to be left in varying states of death, sometimes having been skinned or gutted, and some victims appeared with horns fashioned out of deer antlers or sticks protruding from the heads.
In 1904, a mental institution in Clifton, Virginia, is shut down by successful petition of the growing population of residents in Fairfax County. During the transfer of inmates to a new facility, the transport carrying the inmates crashes; some patients escaped or were found dead. A search party finds all but two of them.
During this time, locals begin to find hundreds of cleanly skinned, half-eaten carcasses of rabbits hanging from the trees in the surrounding areas. Another search of the area is ordered and they locate the remains of Marcus Wallster, left in a similar fashion to the rabbit carcasses hanging in a nearby tree or under a bridge overpass, known locally as the "Bunny Man Bridge", along the railroad tracks at Colchester Road. Officials name the last missing inmate, Douglas J. Grifon, as their suspect and call him the "Bunny Man".
Officials finally manage to locate Grifon but, during their attempt to apprehend him at the overpass, he nearly escapes before being hit by an oncoming train where the original transport crashed. It was finally revealed that Grifon was institutionalized for killing his family and children on Easter Sunday.
For years after the "Bunny Man"'s death, in the time approaching Halloween carcasses are found hanging from the overpass and surrounding areas. A figure is said to have been seen or heard by passersby making their way through the one lane bridge tunnel.
In the legend, Bunny Man's purported victims typically are disobedient children or young adults investigating the legend or behaving mischievously away from adult supervision. Groups are separated from one another and the group that returns to the bridge, seemingly not lost, leaves the other members of the group to be stranded without transportation as a joke. Upon returning the next day they locate their lost friends hanging from the train bridge overpass with the same modus operandi of the "Bunny Man".
While the legend has circulated for years in several forms, the version naming a suspect and specific location was posted to a Web site in the late 1990s by a "Timothy C. Forbes". Fairfax County Public Library Historian-Archivist Brian A. Conley says this version is demonstrably false; among other inconsistencies, Conley notes that "there has never been an asylum for the insane in Fairfax County" and that "Lorton Prison didn't come into existence until 1910, and even then it was an arm of the District of Columbia Corrections system, not Virginia's." Court records show neither a Grifon nor a Wallster and, writes Conley, "there is not and never has been a Clifton Town Library."
Still, Conley persisted with his investigation and learned of two sightings in 1970 of an ax-wielding man in a bunny suit; in one case, the man chopped at a wooden column and threatened the witnesses, while the other had the man throwing the ax through a car window. Police closed the case after identifying only one adult witness and several children having reported seeing someone in a bunny suit. A university student later presented a paper on local legends that chronicled more than four dozen variations on those two events.
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The George Stickney House
The George Stickney House in Bull Valley, Illinois, has a unique design due to Stickney's belief in spiritualism. It is thought that he and his wife wished to communicate with their dead children. Today the house is the local police department, and it is claimed that police report strange sounds, objects moving around, lights turning off, and door knobs turning and doors opening by themselves. Other homes in the area are also rumored to be haunted. The nearby Holcombville cemetery includes tombs of the Stickney children and a person killed in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191
Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania is allegedly the most haunted battlefield in the United States.
The Haunted Grand Hotel
The Haunted Grand Hotel in Jerome, Arizona started out as the United Verde Hospital in January 1927 and is supposed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Arizona, due to its days as a hospital and asylum. Many events are claimed to have occurred on the site in the past, including various murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Occurrences claimed to be common in the hotel include mysterious elevator activity, footsteps, moaning, heavy breathing, coughing, doors flying open, and lights turning on and off by themselves.
Haunted Hollywood is a term used to describe the places in the Los Angeles, California area that are believed by some to be haunted by the ghosts of celebrities and others.
Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri - There are said to be sightings, sounds, and lights flickering on and off in the arena late at night from a former WWF wrestler named Owen Hart who died in 1999 by falling 78 feet (24 m) to his death from the ceiling of the arena . There are also said to be sightings of him still in his Owen Hart suit at the top of the arena looking down with the cable hooked up to him.
The Lemp Mansion
The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri is said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the countries. Four members of the Lemp family killed themselves, three in the mansion. There are said to be apparition sightings, glasses flying off of the bar, pianos playing by themselves, etc. The mansion is now open as a restaurant and bed & breakfast.
The Lizzie Borden House
The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts, which is now a Bed and Breakfast, is claimed to be the most haunted house in America. The site of a double murder, one of the most famous in US history, claimed sightings, noises, and the feeling of a cat walking across people have all been reported.
O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois - a field just to the northwest of the airport was the site of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191, and residents of a nearby trailer park have reported spectres of the passengers approaching their homes or walking up to them, as well as knocking sounds and strange lights
A guest room in the Story Inn in Story, Indiana is supposedly haunted by a ghost known as "the Blue Lady". Little is known of who she might be, or why she might haunt that room, but her alleged presence is mentioned in many separate guestbook entries. According to some, she seems more likely to appear if a certain table-lamp is turned on.
Sunnyvale, California - Many Toys "R" Us employees have reported seeing unusual rearranging of toys in the aisles, and reported sightings of a man in his thirties dressed in old clothing. His name is believed to be Johan, and is believed to be a farmer who used to live on the site of the Toys "R" Us and is just keeping "an eye on the old place". The store still remains open today; most customers are completely unaware of this legend.
The Vanderlip Mansion
The Vanderlip Mansion in Palos Verdes, California, former home of Frank A. Vanderlip, the wealthiest landowner on the peninsula. Local urban legends claim that either Vanderlip's wife or daughter killed the rest of the family, including Frank's two dogs, and committed suicide at this site. At night, visions of family members are said to have been seen in the windows of the mansion while the dogs have been spotted haunting the wooded area and hillside behind the mansion. During the day, human voices can supposedly be heard in the wooded area.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky - a former tuberculosis hospital, Waverly Hills has been of strong interest with paranormal investigators, some calling it "the most haunted place on Earth". There are unconfirmed reports of more than 60,000 deaths at the site, and the property owners, workers, and investigators have claimed that at almost anytime you can see strange lights, phantasms and shadows moving around the corridors and rooms of the building.
The Whaley House
The Whaley House in the "Old Town" section of San Diego, California, is a reportedly haunted house. The house was one of the region's first court houses as well as hanging grounds before being converted to a residence. The Whaley House is claimed to be recognized by the federal government as being haunted.
The White House
The White House in Washington, D.C. is riddled with stories of different hauntings
The Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is supposedly haunted by the ghost of its eccentric builder, Sarah Winchester. Ironically, she is said to have built the rambling mansion to protect her from the spirits of all those killed with her late husband's famous line of rifles.
Alcatraz Prison (the rock), San Francisco
Lizzie Borden house
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What Is A Ghost Story
A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or the belief of some character(s) in them. In that sense The Tale of Genji contains ghost stories, and Shakespeare's Hamlet is a ghost story. Henry James used the ghost story premise. Stories involving ghosts are found in traditional cultures worldwide. Charles Dickens who wrote one of the most famous ghost stories, A Christmas Carol, in which a miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. They show him how he has misused his life, and their influence changes him.
In a narrower sense, the ghost story has been developed as a short story format, within genre fiction. As such, it may be a relatively restrained form of supernatural fiction, compared with the excess of the horror story. The ghost stories of M. R. James, Charles Dickens, H. Russell Wakefield, and Sheridan Le Fanu are classic expressions, as is Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Two of the most important twentieth-century authors of ghost stories were Walter de la Mare and Robert Aickman, each a supreme stylist who genuinely believed in the supernatural. De la Mare often brought a poetic vision to his work, whereas Aickman explored the dark, nightmarish and occasionally erotic byways of the subconscious. However, what unites both writers, in addition to their perfection of individual style, is their reliance upon ambiguity as a medium for heightening effect.
Many ghost stories are passed down through the telling of them to family members and friends. However, there are often several versions due to personal changes to the story and forgetfulness.
Japan has a long and complex tradition of ghost stories (kaidan in Japanese), perhaps best-known from Lafcadio Hearn's book, Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things.
Colloquially, the term also can refer to any kind of scary story.
Poltergeist (German for noisy ghost) is a term used to describe a supposed spirit or ghost that manifests itself by moving and influencing inanimate objects.Reports of poltergeist activity typically feature heavily on raps, bumps, thumps, knocks, footsteps, and bed-shaking, all without a discernible point of origin or physical reason for occurrence. Many accounts also detail objects being thrown about the room, furniture being moved, and even people being levitated. Though rare, a few reported poltergeists have been purported to speak, including the The Bell Witch in 1817 and Gef the Talking Mongoose in 1931.