Category: Halloween

Oct 14

A Guide to Haunted Lighthouses in Massachusetts

Massachusetts, well known for Plymouth Rock, where the first pilgrims landed, and the Salem witch trials, is also home to five of America’s most haunted lighthouses. The Haunted Bell Baker’s Island Light Baker’s Island Light, just six miles off the coast of Salem, home of the infamous witch trials, is reputedly haunted by a phantom …

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Oct 14

The Ghosts and Hauntings of Holyrood Palace

A murderous nobleman, an executed queen, and a naked witch are believed to be some of the restless spirits said to walk the venerable halls of Holyrood Palace. Situated at one end of Edinburgh’s prestigious Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace has played a central role in the eventful history of Scotland’s capital. Officially called the Palace …

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Oct 13

America’s Haunted Lighthouses – Michigan

One would think that coastal states would be home to most of America’s lighthouses, but Michigan gets the nod for the most lighthouses, eleven of which are reportedly haunted. The Ghost That’s Good For Business Big Bay Point Light Station Ghosts of lighthouses keepers, their spouses and families are noted for frightening people, but this …

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Oct 13

America’s Haunted Lighthouses – South Carolina & Georgia

South Carolina and Georgia have many popular tourist attractions and three haunted lighthouses. Fair Haired Annie, the Keeper’s Daughter Georgetown (North Island Light) – South Carolina This story is one of the saddest in haunted lighthouse history. The lighthouse keeper and his young daughter lived at North Island Light. On their way home from the …

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Oct 13

America’s Haunted Lighthouses – Florida

Florida has played a major role in American history, and its three haunted lighthouses have added to its history, folklore and legends. These three lighthouses contain stories of pirates, jealous rage, strange happenings and happy children at play. Blood Stains & Pipe Smoke Pensacola Light – Florida Would you visit someone who threw things at …

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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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