Haunted Harvey's Furniture, Oliver Springs, TN. Two sisters were supposedly shot and killed by their 16-year-old errand boy. After several failed attempts of contacting her sisters, Mary found her two sisters, Margaret, Ann, and Brown, the errand boy, brutally slain. Margaret was found lying on the stairway with bullet wounds in her head & in her throat. Ann was found in the kitchen lying in a pool of blood. There have been numerous claims of paranormal activity occurring in this…
Location: Stratford, Conneticut, USA Date: March 1950 - October 1851 The haunting of the Phelps poltergeist in the mid-19th century is regarded as one of the most notorious cases in recent(ish) history. Reverand Dr. Eliakim Phelps lived with his wife and four children (2 girls aged 16 and 6 and 2 boys aged 11 and 3) at the mansion in Stratford, Conneticu
Houska Castle - built in the 13th century in the Czech Republic - it is said that the castle is built over a massive pit that some say is a gateway to hell, and that the castle was built to keep demons from below from escaping. It has a strange history, not the least of which includes a time when it was inhabited by Nazis that performed strange experiments involving the occult. Ghosts of both humans and beasts alike are said to haunt the strange castle.
Villisca, Iowa. Looks like a regular, cute little old house, right? However, it has a dark past: in June of 1912, eight people including several children were brutally murdered in their sleep by an axe-wielding stranger in this home, and the case has never been solved. It is now known as the 'Villisca Axe Murder House'.
Mansfield Reformatory - built in 1886. What started out to rehabilitate first time offenders turned into hellish experience for prisoners and even some of the staff. A history of civil rights abuses led to the closure of the prison. It is said that the spirits of both prisoners and staff still wander the cells and corridors.
The Holly Hotel - Holly, Michigan Many people, both guests and employees, have witnessed strange, unexplainable things in the hotel. While there are many ghosts haunting the hotel, a few are seen more than others. One of the ghosts observed by many is Mr. Hirst. He was the original owner of the hotel, back when it was known as the Hirst Hotel. Most people don't see his ghost, but rather smell him. Mr. Hirst smoked cigars
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Weston, West Virginia. Once known as the Weston State Hospital, this asylum was home to thousands of people with mental illness, starting in 1864. It is said that the last 20 years the hospital operated were aggressively violent. Numerous murders between patients occurred, including female employees that were maliciously attacked. Hundreds of people died here before the facility closed in 1994. Spirits are said to haunt the building and grounds today.
In 18th and 19th Century Scotland, families placed a piece of bread on the breasts of their dying loved ones. That’s not the strange part -- the families then hired someone to eat the bread, believing that the practice would somehow absolve the sins of the deceased. Where did this strange ritual come from? And what sort of people worked as Sin Eaters?
Raynham Hall in Norfolk,England is one of the most famous haunted places in the world due largely in part to its most famous ghost, the Brown Lady, who was captured on film in 1936 in what is said to be one of the most authentic ghost photos every taken