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What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. No Reviews are Available. Intriguingly, as recounted in local newspaper the Carbondale Times , researcher Bruce Cline believes that 87 burials occurred in the grounds around Sunset Haven over 66 years, from onwards. Some have reported beholding spectral visions there, while the utterances of ethereal voices have also apparently been heard. The first was the failed killing of Bishop Heffron by a subordinate of his, Father Lesches, in , while a second episode in concerned a different priest — the unfortunate Father Edward Lynch.
According to some, Lynch was electrocuted to death in his bed in Heffron Hall, where his badly burned body was discovered in a third-floor room. Sightings of ghost-like apparitions have been reported in the dorm, and strange noises have also allegedly been heard. As many know, Salem State University is located in the same Massachusetts city that hosted the notorious 17th-century witch trials — and appropriately, perhaps, there seem to be some malign forces at work in the school to this day.
When a story was made up about a triple student murder supposedly committed in the room in the s, little did anyone know that the ghost, or ghosts, the tale spawned would come to life with such persistence. Subsequent inhabitants have reportedly heard eerie footsteps and felt peculiar temperature changes.
This may not just be down to the unfortunate girl, though, as some students believe that at least four other spirits reside in Robie Andrews. Occupants there have also allegedly experienced their possessions being mysteriously reshuffled and the sensation of being grasped. With the honor of a female relative of one of the opponents at stake, the pair decided to settle the score the traditional way: After the gunfire, one man toppled over the balcony — dying either from a gunshot wound or his subsequent fall.
According to the story, three Union soldiers were lured there by the promise of whiskey, only to be shot dead by a Confederate cadet hiding within. Some say the soldiers can, even now, be heard digging about for what was promised to them. Susan had inhabited the place for practically her whole life, as had her two sisters, Harriet and Myra.
Former Hamilton English professor Frank Ristine bought the house once Susan had passed on, but he apparently refused to sleep there on his own. However, according to students who have lived there, the residences potentially contain something more macabre than just new windows, kitchens and bathrooms. And I walked by the door, and the door just started shaking back and forth. Other Hawk Crossings residents have reported phenomena such as flickering lights and even the inexplicable sound of a girl laughing in the hallway.
Some believe that malicious ghosts have been present in the building ever since, and witnesses have recounted noticing items that travel of their own accord, flashing lights and inexplicably changing temperatures. In the Maryland Spirits and Ghosts Association reported detecting multiple benign phantoms inside the building, while workers are believed to have discovered cadaverous remains beneath a sink during a renovation.
Could the specters of those dead be the reason why people here inexplicably trip over, or why eerie sounds are detected at night? Campus staff claim to have heard the spirit of Marie Mount playing a piano during nighttime storms, and a paranormal investigator has recounted sensing her presence.
Elsewhere, a creepy shadow is said to have been spotted in H. Patterson Hall, which was built in Since his death, Nick apparently still wanders the scene of his demise, looking for his mom and dad. And while no one claims to have actually seen his spirit, people have reported witnessing floating fire extinguishers spurting foam and mysteriously moving wooden boxes.
Interestingly, the Purple Masque Theater is also based in the stadium, and the apparition of a Confederate soldier has reportedly been spotted on its stage.
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Others have reported seeing book carts move of their own accord and automatic doors mysteriously opening. Legend has it that the museum was constructed above a Native American cave and that the previous inhabitants still wander its halls. Something altogether more terrifying, though, is said to occupy Hess Hall, built in In one former student also described a vision he saw from his fraternity house in the late s.
Bill DeWees explained to university publication Torchbearer. The blaze took the lives of half a dozen undergraduates, three graduate scholars and a faculty member. Since then, students have allegedly heard mysterious footsteps and voices, while others claim to have seen specters in their bedrooms. Elsewhere on campus, Gold Star Hall — which was opened in and honors the memory of more than alumni killed in military conflicts since the onset of World War One — has its own spooky history.
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Among the dearly departed was a solitary woman: Brittany Hall, meanwhile, occasionally harks back to its previous incarnation as the Brittany Hotel. It seems that the parties at this Prohibition-era hotspot never stopped, and some occupants still claim to hear strange music and observe unexplainable lights there. Ignatius College — a priest and a nun reportedly began a relationship.
It was completed in and features an exact replica of the fountain where the lovebirds spent happier times. Rowe's ghost has been spotted on the beach, on the hotel's fifth floor and in the lobby, and in the garden, where he is sometimes seen holding the hand of a woman believed to be Lucinda. When the Army Corps of Engineers flooded the foothills of the North Georgia mountains to create Lake Lanier in the s, 59 square miles of farmland, homes, and businesses disappeared beneath the water.
In the process, the federal government relocated more than families—along with 20 cemeteries and all their corpses. A nasty streak of freak accidents and mysterious drowning deaths have convinced locals that the lake has been cursed ever since. Some people who have survived near-drownings at the lake have reported feeling hands dragging them down beneath the surface.
According to legend, the fire goddess Pele and a hog-faced demigod named Kamapua'a had a star-crossed love affair.
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The lovers were elemental opposites: Pele's lava flows brought flame and destruction, while Kamapua'a restored rain, vegetation, and animal life. Ultimately they decided to part forever, with Pele claiming one side of Oahu for fire and Kamapua'a retreating to the other side, where all is wet and lush. Today, Hawaiian motorists are careful never to drive with pork in their car along the old Pali highway, which crosses Oahu. According to legend , carrying pork—representing hog-faced Kamapua'a—over to Pele's side of the island will enrage her spirit, and she will get her revenge by making the car stall until the driver throws the pork out the window.
When it comes to abandoned buildings, penitentiaries might rank only slightly behind psychiatric hospitals in creep factor—and the Old Idaho Penitentiary , with its built-in gallows and death row, may be one of the country's creepiest. Between and , the Boise prison served as a temporary home to more than 13, prisoners —including Raymond Allen Snowden , a. On October 18, , Snowden was brought here to be executed, but the noose that should have broken his neck didn't ; it took 15 minutes for him to suffocate. In the years since, visitors to the "Old Pen" have reported strange happenings in 5 House and other areas of the former prison, such as hearing odd sounds and voices and being overcome by strong feelings of sadness.
The prison is open to the public year-round for paranormal enthusiasts who want to test their mettle. In the depths of the Great Depression, the Oh Henry Ballroom southwest of Chicago drew young people hoping to dance away their troubles. One night, a teenage girl named Mary had a fight with her boyfriend at a dance and decided to walk home along Archer Avenue.
She was killed by a hit-and-run driver and buried nearby in Resurrection Cemetery. Since then, residents have described a girl in a white party dress hitchhiking along the avenue.
A cab driver even picked her up, and she asked to be taken to the cemetery. But by the time they arrived at the gates, Resurrection Mary had vanished. The tiny township of Tunnelton was named for the number of railroad tunnels constructed around it, beginning in the s. One of them, Tunnelton Tunnel a.
The Big Tunnel , is one of the Hoosier State's most feared landmarks. Reportedly, there are a few ghosts who refuse to leave the area, including a man who was beheaded in an accident during the tunnel's construction and still roams the grounds with his head in one hand and a lantern in the other.
But the most famous of this tunnel's tenants is Henry Dixon. In , the body of Dixon—who worked as a night watchman for the railroad—was found just inside the tunnel with a gash to the back of his head, his lantern still lit beside him. Dixon's murder was never solved, and locals claim that he still haunts the area seeking justice for his death. Coe College in Cedar Rapids is said to be haunted by the ghost of a freshman named Helen Esther Roberts, who died after becoming ill in the flu pandemic.
As legend has it, the ghost of Roberts set up residence in an old grandfather clock—in Voorhees Hall, her former place of residence—which her parents donated to the school in her memory. While the clock was being installed, students claimed they saw an apparition hovering over their beds at night, pulling the covers off, and even playing the piano in the lobby, before taking a quick trek to her old room.
Some even claimed that the clock would act up or stop working altogether at 2: When the clock was removed in the '70s, the sightings promptly ended at Voorhees Hall. But then they manifested in Stuart Hall—the grandfather clock's new home. People in Hutchinson, Kansas, know not to venture into the surrounding sand hills alone—because that's where the Hamburger Man lives. Some say the monster, horribly mutilated by a fire or car crash sometime in the s, abducts victims by brandishing a long knife or meat hook, and then carries them back to his lair where he grinds them up for dinner.
The locals aren't sure whether the half-human, half-ghost was ever a real person—or why he seems to crave so many burgers. In , just a year after thousands of spectators converged on Pikeville to see the last hanging in the trial of the Hatfields and the McCoys, a newlywed named Octavia Hatcher died.
Octavia had fallen into a depression shortly after her only child had died in infancy, and then slipped into a fatal coma. Since it was a hot spring, her husband wasted no time in burying her. But soon doctors began to notice a strange—but not lethal—sleeping sickness spreading through the town.
Panicked, her husband exhumed her casket and found its inner lining shredded with claw marks and his wife's face frozen in a mask of terror. Wracked with guilt, he reburied Octavia and had a tall stone statue of her placed above her grave. Locals say they can still hear Octavia crying, and that once a year—on the anniversary of her death—the statue rotates and turns its back on Pikeville. Louisiana's Cajun communities have an explanation for sleep paralysis: Some say the cauchemar comes to those who forget to say their prayers before going to bed.
Its unfortunate victims lie awake, unable to move, as the cauchemar presses down on their chests, and no matter how much they try to call out, their screams catch in their throats. Some have even reported waking up with marks on their bodies from the bridles and whips that the cauchemar uses to mount and ride sleepers.
Talking about cauchemar increases the likelihood it will visit you tonight. In the midth century, a lighthouse keeper and his wife moved in to the lighthouse on Seguin Island, a acre speck of land two miles out to sea. To stave off their loneliness and boredom, the man ordered a piano and some sheet music from the mainland, so that his wife could learn to play.
Dutifully, she learned her first song—then she played it again and again and again, the same song, every day. Eventually, it drove the lighthouse keeper mad. He took an axe first to the piano, then to his wife, and finally took his own life when he realized what he had done. Visitors to the island say they sometimes hear phantom piano music, and occasionally catch a glimpse of the lighthouse keeper walking by, still carrying his axe.
With thick cypress swamps fringing a black river, the Pocomoke Forest on Maryland's Eastern Shore has birthed several ghostly legends. Folks say that a teenage couple drove into the forest but ran out of gas. The boyfriend went to get help, and the girlfriend was woken in the middle of the night by scratchy sounds on the car's roof.
In the morning she discovered her boyfriend hanging upside-down from a tree and his fingernails trailing on the metal.
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In another tale, a couple in a car heard a radio report of an escaped murderer with a hook for a right hand. The girl noticed a strange sound outside the car, and when she opened the door, a hook was hanging from the handle. Locals also talk of fireballs erupting from thickets and a six-fingered sea captain who killed his adulterous wife and bastard child in the forest. The baby's wails still echo through the trees. Minots Ledge, a tiny outcropping of rock rising from the sea a mile off the coast from Cohasset, was a ruthless destroyer of ships and sailors. Between and , the ledge sank 80 ships and drowned men.
But no one knew how to build a lighthouse on such a perilous sliver of rock in the middle of the sea. Finally, in , Massachusetts erected a small granite beacon tower on nine cement pylons grounded on the ledge. One year later, a furious nor'easter hit and set the tower swaying. During a lull in the storm, the lighthouse keeper rowed to the mainland, leaving his two assistants behind to man the beacon.
All night, townspeople on the shore heard the lighthouse bell ring furiously, perhaps as a final goodbye from the assistants. In the morning, the tower was gone, toppled into the sea. The assistants' bodies washed up days later. Passing fishermen say they can still hear their ghosts crying for help. Be careful where you roam at night in western Michigan: The Melon Heads might come after you. Said to haunt the woods near Saugatuck, these childlike figures have oversized heads and mostly white eyes, with irises barely visible above the lower eyelid. They might knock on your car window, or they might stalk you as you walk the dog.
Some speculate that the Melon Heads were children in the late 19th century with hydrocephaly who escaped a local hospital where a doctor had been conducting terrible experiments on them.
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Be especially wary if you're a young couple making out in a parked car; the Melon Heads like to tap on the windows to get your attention. Ghost hunters have come from all over the country to visit the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre in the hopes of glimpsing a permanent guest: Lucy, a ghost who hasn't forgiven the male gender for her tragic life and even more tragic demise. As the story goes, Lucy was a prostitute who worked in a brothel erected on the future site of the hotel.
It burned down, taking Lucy and other escorts with it. When men pass by, she's said to slam doors and drop the temperature. Guests can ask for Room 17—Lucy's favorite—if they're feeling adventurous. At the center of the historic section of Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City's public burial grounds, there's a grave surrounded by a chain link fence. Local lore claims that the grave belonged to a witch who lived along the Yazoo River, who used to lure fishermen to the shore to torture them.
When the Yazoo County sheriff came to arrest her, she fled into the swamp and fell into quicksand. The sheriff found her half sunk. Before she drowned, she swore to take revenge on Yazoo City. No one thought much of her threat, but they fenced in her grave just in case. Then, on May 25, , a fire nearly wiped out the entire city, spreading quickly on unusually fierce winds.
After the fire, Yazoo City residents found the chain link around the witch's grave cut open.
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An old couple in Overton, who made a trickle of income lodging travelers in their home, decided one night to murder a wealthy boarder and make their fortune. They hid his body, took his money, and used it to build a grand new house. Years later, as the woman lay on her deathbed, she made her husband promise to keep their secret and never to remarry … but he took a new bride within a year.
The people of Overton, disapproving of the widower's impropriety, harassed the couple on their wedding night with catcalls, drums, and rifle shots. But when the man went outside to shush the crowd, he was startled to see a black carriage pull up to the house. Inside sat a woman, pale as death and dressed in black. Without a word, the man got into the carriage. It drove off and he was never seen again. Ever since, townspeople have spotted the black carriage and interpreted it as an omen of danger. If the legends are true, you'll want to think twice before agreeing to pick up just any hitchhiker.
Locals claim that a man known as the Phantom Hitchhiker of Black Horse Lake—a Native American man wearing a jean jacket—appears on the road, then violently smashes against your windshield as if struck by your car. It is said that the man was involved in a fatal car crash many years ago and has reenacted it ever since. Blackbird Hill, Nebraska, is best known as the gravesite of the eponymous Omaha Indian Chief named Blackbird, who was famously buried sitting upright on his most prized horse. But the hill is also home to one of Nebraska's oldest ghost stories.
In the late s, a local man discovered that his wife still had feelings for a long-lost lover. Consumed in a fit of jealous rage, he stabbed his wife and then, in a panic, picked up her body, ran to the cliff on Blackbird Hill, and jumped. It's said that if you listen closely on October 17, you can hear a woman screaming near the top of that hill. Long before the founding of Las Vegas, a pair of lovers named Timber Kate and Bella Rawhide toured the saloons of Nevada performing a live sex show.
One day, Bella abandoned the act and left Kate for a man named Tug Daniels, breaking her former partner's heart. Kate eventually ran into Bella and Tug in a Carson City brothel, resulting in a knife fight. During the melee, Tug murdered Kate, and it's been said that her disheveled ghost still haunts the halls of the bordello. Before the Portsmouth Music Hall was built on Chestnut Street in , the site was home to the Temple, a public meeting house where black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass spoke against slavery; a Baptist meeting hall; an 18th-century prison; and one of the first almshouses in the colonies.
With all that history, its ghosts could be a mixed bag, but they seem to be all about the stage. Audience members have reported seeing a man dressed in clothing so convincingly Victorian, they thought he was an actor—until he faded away. They've heard shuffling feet near the box office and loud footsteps in the empty hallway. Some have witnessed a shadowy mist blocking their view of the stage, dark shadows passing in front of their seats, or the stage curtains rippling as if someone were walking behind them—but no one was there. Sounds like at least one phantom is still yearning for some time in the spotlight.
Manuel Rionda, a sugar baron living in the wealthy New Jersey enclave of Alpine, wanted to do something nice for his wife Harriet. In , he built a tall gothic stone tower to give her a view of the New York City skyline. But the gesture lost its charm when, sitting atop the tower one day, Harriet spotted Manuel with another woman. With years of fears and suspicions confirmed, Harriet grew despondent and leapt from the tower. Afterward, every time Manuel walked up its stairs, he heard footsteps and sobs or felt the push of a cold, angry hand.
Overcome with guilt and fear, Manuel walled up the tower, vowing that no one should ever climb it again. After his death in the s, construction crews came to tear the tower down, but after several men fell to their deaths, they left the building as it was. One night, as the two danced at an officer's birthday party, a messenger burst in to announce an Apache raid. Fearing he might not get another chance, Johnny immediately proposed to Celia, who said yes and promised that if he didn't return, she would never marry.