Category: Halloween Destinations

Oct 13

Haunted Hotels of America

There is something unsettling about going to sleep in a strange place and maybe that’s why hotels across the country are rumored to be haunted. Some have gone beyond rumors though and now owe part of their fame to their paranormal guests. Hotel Del Coronado Located just outside San Diego, the hotels haunting seems to …

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Oct 13

Haunted Places in Indiana: Culbertson Mansion

As a writer, I often tap into my local historical sites and since I’m all about the dark and creepy, I never pass up a good ghost story. One of my favorite places is the Culbertson Mansion of New Albany. The home was built in 1867 for William Culbertson, who was once the richest man …

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Oct 12

Indiana Hauntings: The Grey Lady of Willard Library

In the town of Evansville Indiana, there is the Willard Library. It is a very special library, not for its volumes of books or its beautiful Victorian Gothic architecture, but for the ghost that is said to haunt its halls. The Willard Library is the oldest public library in the state of Indiana. Over 110 …

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Oct 12

The Elemental, and Other Real Life Ghost Sightings at Leap Castle

Among the many ghosts said to haunt Ireland’s Leap Castle, perhaps the most horrifying is the elemental. This infamous entity has been seen on numerous occasions in the central keep of the Offaly castle, the oldest part of the ancient Irish fortress. A primitive apparition, as opposed to the ghost of a specific person, elementals …

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Oct 11

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall – A Real Ghost Caught on Camera

On the afternoon of 19 September, 1936, Captain Hubert C. Provand and Indre Shira were taking pictures at Raynham Hall in Norfolk for an article in Country Life magazine. The two photographers had set up their camera at the foot of the main staircase of the hall when Shira suddenly noticed a strange vapour on …

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Oct 11

The Ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots and Other Hauntings at Borthwick Castle

Borthwick Castle in Midlothian is allegedly haunted by a number of ghosts, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who must rank as one of the most omnipresent spectres in Britain. The castle is also supposedly still frequented by the tragic spirit of a murdered servant girl, as well as an embezzling chancellor who met a horrible …

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Oct 10

The Ghosts and Hauntings of Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall, a famous Jacobean mansion in Norfolk, has a longstanding reputation for other-worldly phenomena. A room at the hall, known as Old Bullen’s Study, was reported to have such a bad atmosphere that the house’s servants were afraid to venture in there. It was supposedly haunted by a presence known as Old Bullen. No …

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Oct 10

Bad Lord Soulis – The Warlock of Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in Scotland. The wandering spirit of Mary, Queen of Scots has allegedly been witnessed at this imposing fortress. It was also the place where a medieval nobleman, Sir Alexander Ramsay of Dalhousie, was imprisoned and starved to death. Sinister figures in blood-stained armour …

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Oct 09

The Castle Ghosts of Wales – Real Life Welsh Hauntings

There are many castles in Wales that have acquired a reputation for being haunted. These castles were often the settings for terrible crimes and immense suffering, their long and troubled histories inevitably providing fertile ground for paranormal phenomena. The following looks at some of the hauntings associated with these castles, including Margam Castle, Powis Castle …

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Oct 08

Real Life Ghost Sightings at the Tower of London

The Tower of London’s long and gruesome past has inevitably given rise to many stories of creepy encounters with the spirits of famous figures from England’s history. Most of these historical characters met violent and traumatic ends, either by murder or execution, behind the grim walls of the mighty medieval fortress. The earliest reported ghost …

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