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Another 10 Eerie Haunted Places

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Many of you will remember our original list of haunted places in which we visited some of the most famous haunted sites in the world. This list contains fewer famous, but equally spooky places. Not restricted to houses, we also look at graveyards and towns.

10

Babenhausen Barracks

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At the German Babenhausen Barracks (now a museum) the ghosts of German soldiers, some in World War II era uniforms, have been reported. Lights are said to turn off and on by themselves and voices are heard in the basement. Footsteps and commands are allegedly heard at night, supposedly without physical cause. Legend has it that if a soldier happens to visit the museum and pick up a telephone, a woman will at times be heard “talking backwards”, unintelligible, in neither German nor English. The town was the site of a witch burned at the stake in the 19th century, and her ghost is said to have seduced, and then killed, several German soldiers since then. Pictured above are two American Soldiers at the Barracks in 1974. [Wikipedia]

9

The Screaming Bridge

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Maud Hughes Road is located in Liberty Township, Ohio. It has been the site of many terrible accidents and suicides. Railroad tracks lay 25 feet below the bridge, and at least 36 people have been reported dead on or around the Maud Hughes Road Bridge. Ghostly figures, mists, and lights have been seen, as well as black hooded figures and a phantom train. The legend says that a car carrying a man and a woman stalled on top of the bridge. The man got out to get help while the girl stayed. When the man returned, the girl was hanging on the bridge above the tracks. The man then perished with unexplained causes. To this day, many people have reported hearing the ghosts’ conversations, then a woman’s scream followed by a man’s scream. Another story says that a woman once threw her baby off the bridge and then hanged herself afterwards. [Wikipedia]


8

112 Ocean Avenue

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This house will be no stranger to people who love horror movies. It is the house on which the film The Amityville Horror is based. The house is a six-bedroom Dutch Colonial style house built in 1924. The best known feature of the house was, at one time, its pair of quarter circle shaped windows on the third floor attic level, which gave it an eerie, eye-like appearance. These windows have since been removed and the house renumbered to keep tourists away. On November 13, 1974, 23-year old Ronald DeFeo, Jr. fatally shot six members of his family at the house. During his murder trial in 1975, he claimed that voices in his head had urged him to carry out the killings. He was found guilty and is still in jail in New York. In December 1975, George Lutz and his wife, Kathy, purchased the house and moved in with their three children. After 28 days they left the house, claiming to have been tormented by paranormal phenomena while living there. The family experienced foul smells, faces at the windows, screams, moving objects, and all manner of bizarre phenomena. The image above is the house as it appears today. [Wikipedia]

7

Pickens County Courthouse

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The Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama is a courthouse in west Alabama famous for a ghostly image that can be seen in one of its windows. The image is said to be the face of Henry Wells, who, as legend has it, was falsely accused of burning down the town’s previous courthouse, and lynched on a stormy night in 1878. The image on the window is easily seen, although it is more face-like from some angles than from others. It is said that the image is only visible from outside the courthouse; from inside the pane appears to be a normal pane of glass. Since the photo above was taken, the city of Carrollton has installed, on the exterior of the courthouse, a reflective highway sign with an arrow pointing to the pane where the image appears. There are permanent binoculars installed across the street from the window for people who wish to get a closer look. [Wikipedia]

6

Balete Drive

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Balete Drive is a street located in New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines. It is known for apparitions of a white lady and haunted houses which were built during the Spanish Era (1800s). New Manila has an abundance of balete trees, which, according to legend, is a favorite spot of wandering spirits and other paranormal beings. Paranormal experts believe that the white lady was raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. Witnesses of the white lady, advise motorists to avoid the street at night, especially if they are alone. If it is necessary to travel the route, they advise that the backseat of the car is fully occupied and that no one should look back or look in any mirrors. The apparition wears a night gown, has long hair but has no face or one covered with blood. [Wikipedia]

5

Rosenheim, Bavaria

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More well known as the Rosenheim Poltergeist, this infestation of bizarre activity is one of the most well known in Germany. In 1967, strange phenomena began occurring in the office of lawyer Sigmund Adam. Telephones would ring with no one at the other end, photocopiers spilt their ink, and desk drawers would open without being touched. A German paper installed equipment to monitor the phones and in 3 month they recorded over 600 calls to the speaking clock – despite the fact that all of the telephones were unplugged. In one 15 minute period, 46 calls were recorded – a rate that seemed impossible given the mechanical dialing system in place. In October 1967, all light bulbs in the building went out with a huge bang. After installing cameras and voice recorders, investigators were able to discover that the events only took place when 19-year-old Annemarie Schneider (a recently employed secretary) was present. It was claimed that a suspended light would swing violently when Ms Schneider walked beneath it, and the lights would flicker whenever she walked in to the office. When Schneider went on holiday the events stopped. Upon her return, the poltergeist activity returned. Schneider was fired and the problems stopped for good. Pictured above is Schneider beneath the lights that were seen to swing.


4

Bélmez de la Moraleda

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One house in one street in Bélmez de la Moraleda, Spain has recently become very famous thanks to eerie faces that have been appearing in the floor. Street Real 5 has become a popular attraction for ghost tourists as the faces appear frequently and can be easily photographed. The appearances in Bélmez began on August 23, 1971 when María Gómez Cámara saw a face appear on her cement kitchen floor. Her husband took a pickaxe and destroyed the face. Soon after another one appeared. An excavation, conducted under the location of the house, revealed human remains, which were removed. The picture above is one of the faces.

3

Union Cemetery

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Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut is not just the most haunted cemetery in Connecticut, it is considered by many to be the most haunted cemetery in the United States. The most famous ghost there is the White Lady. Numerous photographs have been taken of her and she has even been caught on film. She has long dark hair and wears a bonnet and nightgown. She frequently appears in the roadway along route 59 and sometimes route 111 where she is often “hit” by oncoming vehicles. On one occasion in 1993, a fireman was driving along the road when he hit the lady – he heard a thud and a dent was left in his vehicle. As the woman appeared in front of his car he also saw a farmer with a straw hat sitting beside him in the car. The cemetery is locked at night and regularly patrolled by the police. The image above is one of many that can be found on the Internet.


2

Pluckley

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Pluckley is a small village in Kent, England that is believed to be the most haunted village in England. In addition to the 12 (some say 13 or 14) ghosts in Pluckley, the village is also famous for the television program The Darling Buds of May which was filmed there. Of the ghosts you can see here, the most spectacular are the ghostly highwayman and coach and horses seen near the town hall, the ghost of a gypsy woman burned to death in her sleep, two hanging bodies, a phantom monk, three upper class ladies and, perhaps spookiest of all, the Screaming Woods. The Screaming Woods is an area just outside the town haunted by the ghosts of many people who were lost there. Their screams can be heard coming from inside the forest at night.

1

50 Berkeley Square

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This residential area of London best known for the song A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, is also home to the most haunted house in London! Number 50 Berkeley Square is home to a large number of ghosts, the earliest of which is that of a young girl murdered in the 1700s by a sadistic servant. She is frequently seen on the top floor sobbing and wringing her hands in despair. Another woman trying to escape her uncle fell from a window – her ghost is often seen hanging from a windowsill. While the house was vacant in the 1870s, the neighbors heard numerous screams and moans coming from the house. They also heard furniture moving, bells ringing, and windows being slammed shut. Years later the house was occupied by a Mr. Dupre, who locked his insane brother in a room on the top floor. He fed the insane man through a special opening in the door. This is the room that is supposed to be central to the haunting. The house is currently home to a bookstore – strange occurrences have been noted by all of the staff of the shop. The top floor is kept locked at all times and no one is allowed to enter it.

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Jamie Frater

Jamie is the owner and chief-editor of Listverse. He spends his time working on the site, doing research for new lists, and collecting oddities. He is fascinated with all things historic, creepy, and bizarre.

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  • rowen

    Well, id hate to be in any of these places.

  • fishing4monkeys

    Huh…I expected the Winchester Mystery House to be on here…or was that on the first one? Either way great list as usual :)

  • fishing4monkeys: the Winchester house has definitely been on one or two lists – but not the first haunted one as it is just a weird house – not a haunted one.

  • modelpenguin

    What’s up with all the ghosts being named White Lady? I would think someone would have been more creative with the names. Very cool list! However, it’s 6:32am and raining really hard and now I *really* can’t sleep! I should have saved this list for later…

  • MPW

    Very interesting and chilling list, I’ve always been intrigued by hauntings and ghosts.

  • MPW

    Oh yeah! I can’t believe they remodeled the Amityville house! It doesn’t look scary any more. I love that movie by the way. The creepiest part was definitely the glowing eyes outside the window.

  • modelpenguin: 6.32am when it’s raining is the BEST time to go to sleep IMO :-)

    I think I’m too skeptical to appreciate this list; ‘haunted stuff’ just doesn’t do anything for me.

  • jesse

    i cant wait till i get out of work so i can read this whole thing, i’ve been to union cemetery!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arkz_Archduke_of_Geeks

    i knew of some of the places but others are new.. thanks ill add them to places i need to see, yeah i dabble in the paranormal

  • beff

    eastern state penn. in philadelphia….go there!

  • revolver0410

    The picture for Balete Drive is inaccurate. The street is lined with old high-walled estates and even older trees. The streets are poorly lit at night since most of the old mansions have long been abandoned. Ancient balete trees look scary especially at night. The reports of eerie spirits and “white ladies” mostly come from cab drivers who happen to pass by the area. My father supposedly saw the famous “white lady” once (he often sees ghosts) but I think it’s just all in his head.

  • MPW: yeah- I agree about the Amityville house – the last time I looked they hadn’t remodeled – I guess the tourists were getting too much. I find it especially interesting that DeFeo “heard” voices and his family were all found face down with no signs of disturbance or struggle – despite the fact that he had to go from room to room shooting them.

  • revolver0410: do you have any pics? All the ones I could fine were of a tree-lined street. Your description certainly sounds more eerie – but have you actually seen it? Is it possible the story may have become exaggerated when you heard it – with the addition of haunted mansions?

  • beff: I think you will find that it is number 5 on the first list of haunted places :)

  • warrrreagl

    The Pickens County Courthouse image is definitely real, as I’ve seen it many times. Undoubtably, Henry Wells was looking out the windown when lightning struck, and the lead in the glass pane made an effective photographic plate. But it’s still creepy as hell when you see it.

    Also, the city recently enacted legislation to charge a photographic licensing fee. Anyone taking pictures downtown must buy a photography license from the city or face a fine. That’s even scarier than the face, to me.

  • ringtailroxy

    Tempyra~
    me to! as I’ve said before, being an atheist makes it so easy! There are no such things as ghosts, paranormal activity, or aliens from another planet.

    as a primate species, we are effectively pre-wired to seek (and subsequently find) patterns in items, ideas, and circumstances of our daily lives. it’s how our species survived so long…

    i would have NO problem sleeping in any of these places… now, if something truly unnatural DID occur, and i mean something i could find no possible, rational, natural explanation for, then i might be tempted to believe that there is a paranormal world…and i don”t mean vague sounds or creaking floorboards… i mean honest-to-goodness paranormal activity… let me witness a bathtub knob turn by itself, a specter that is so detailed so as not to be a simple illusion of light and shadow…i don’t want something vague and interpretive… i want concrete physical proof!

    however, i find that all the great mysteries and wonder i hold for the natural world is far more intriguing, entertaining, and unpredictable.

    this is why i can’t watch horror/scary movies. i over-analyze them to death and take all the ‘fun’ out of being scared!
    (except for the BWP… saw that in the theaters, read all the internet hype… movie did freak me out enough to where i didn’t walk my dogs in the woods for 3 nights!)

    rtr

    *i had one experience, ever, that showed me how easily it is for humans to create patterns where none exist. a few years back, maybe 2001, i took one of my girlfriends out for a long hike in a local state park by the beach, where i was employed as an assistant park ranger. we where walking the entire time, talking of all things… free conversation mixed with a little naturalist lesson by your truly.

    i had just finished telling by gf that many people come to this park and release exotic pets that have either gotten too big, too aggressive, or too expensive to keep… and that the worst time of year was approx. 3 months after Easter, because we always had an amazing increase in the amount of domestic-looking rabbits than before… and that the poor bunnies where picked off by birds of prey, fox, raccoons, and feral cats.

    as soon as i said this, i saw, about 50 yards in front of us, a little to the left, the distinctive outline of a black cat. “There’s on of the feral now!” i whispered. my gf saw it too, and it appeared that the cat was slightly hidden by the overhanging foliage. as the minutes ticked by, and we walked closer along the trail, i said “bold little things, aren’t they? won’t budge… but he’s gotta know we are here…”
    within the next few moments, it became obvious that it was a complete optical illusion! the lay of the topography, the branches, brambles, ivy, and foliage of the surrounding plants had created a near-perfect illusion of a black cat, visible only from the direction we where walking from. i attempted to photograph it… but it never appeared in a digital photograph as it did in real life !

    that was the day i stopped believing in ghosts and paranormal activity. like a light switch-all my “well…maybe… we don’t know…” was blown out of the water and replaced by reason.

  • revolver0410

    jf: Yes I have seen the infamous tree where people have supposedly seen the “white lady”. Very creepy area since it’s not well-lit (since most of the places are abandoned, why switch on the lampposts right?) and people try to actively avoid the area so it’s very quiet at night. Filipinos are a superstitious lot and there are lots of booklets that retell this old tale. IIRC my father saw the lady once standing at the top of the steps of the mansion just behind the tree. Re: pics, I’ll see what I can do.

  • thuss

    handekrakcse

  • ringtailroxy:

    I don’t enjoy horror movies either, although I’m not entirely sure it’s related to skepticism (on my part).

    Atheism doesn’t rule out the possibility of alien life btw.

    Cool story about the cat shadow :-)

  • Mom424

    I don’t believe in ghosts, like Caspar type ghosts, but I do believe in atmosphere. It doesn’t make any difference to me whether the ghosts are real or a figment of the imagination or a trick of light, it is still just as creepy. It doesn’t seem to matter how rational I am in the light of day, I still run up those last few steps from the cellar, just in case the boogie man is coming close at my heels. My heart still beats at roughly a thousand beats a minute when walking a dark, narrow tree lined path at night.

    Good list Jamie.

  • Mr.Clean

    I am so glad my boss is gone for the week. Now i can actually enjoy some LV

  • Egg

    Actually, the Amityville house is a huge ghost story hoax, right up there with the Demon Drummer of Tedworth. The story was contrived by the people who lived there as a way to explain to their friends why they left the house. In actuality, they left for financial reasons. I think this was debunked in the late 80’s, but I could be wrong. The rest of the stuff looks great! I would crap myself thrice if I heard a woman speaking backwards on the phone. Then cry.

  • ringtailroxy

    Tempyra~

    true, true… atheism does not rule out alien life… but does being a Bright? (A bright’s worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements)

    i do consider the idea of aliens a bit supernatural, in the purest sense of the world. do i believe we are the only intelligent life in the vastness of this universe? hell no!
    do i believe that earth, out of all the hundred-thousand of planets we have not discovered yet, is the ‘vacation spot’ or ‘research tool’, or even ‘savior of the entire universe’ for alien species? absolutely NOT!

    ever notice that almost all alien movies/television shows have these 5 plots in common…
    1.) aliens have come to earth to either save or destroy humanity
    2.) aliens are of superior intelligence, highly technologically advanced, and somehow posses the ability to communicate with us, be it telepathically or by translating their language into English? (oh-and if they do speak, they have vocal chords or some means of generating sound that is compatible with our atmosphere?)
    3.) if they are here to ‘save the planet” it is only human beings, or “the human race” they are most concerned about? not ants… not whales… not birds or bacteria or yellowfin tuna… just humans?
    4.) if they reveal themselves as being peaceful, they always reveal themselves to some weak, socially inept, unpopular individual… or a derelict?
    5.) and lastly, whatever the initial conflict is, whether they are ‘good aliens’ or ‘bad aliens’, humanity just accepts them with open arms? there is this almost planet-wide acceptance that transcends human conflict, religion, race, and social class?

    hmph… goatfeathers and poppycock i say. it’s fun to believe… it’s fun to think “what if…”

    but i think it’s more rewarding to gaze upon the marvels of evolution and life that surrounds us, to reveal one’s inner most ideas to the stars, to accept and enjoy our delicately precipitous position in the larger picture of universal existence…and to fully embrace how we all do really fit together…from the tiniest bacterial lifeforms living in the ocean vents, to the high-flying seed floating of the upper level winds… from the cute little fungi growing in my mulch to the breathtaking witnessing of an osprey snatching a bass from a freshwater lake… from the pompous politician to the struggling single mother… we are, have been, and always will be, intricately connected to all of it!

    this is why we gasp when we see a train fire on the nightly news, we offer financial assistance to single mothers, we gladly send our hard-earned money to organizations that assure us the funds are spent to assist animals/land/forests/the oceans/feed the hungry/control world overpopulation etc. etc. etc.

    my bf’s 86 year old grandmother recently came from Venezuala for a visit. she spoke of God alot. (which I grinned, politely listened, nodded my head at the appropriate moments, and behaved myself. there is no benefit to me speaking to her of the contradictions of the bible or the horrors that all religion has unleashed upon the masses… she’s too elderly to listen to any viewpoint that conflicts with hers, plus her
    own mortality looms around her… but when she left, and my bf & i sighed the collective sigh of relief… i told him that i am happy she’s making her peace with the world, in whatever means she finds suits her needs.

    i, however, feel that what i believe happens when i die is far more enthralling, engaging, intricate, amazing and rewarding than sitting at God’s side and basking in holy glory for all eternity.

    to which my bf said to me this humbling statement:

    “what you believe and what she believes is not of any import. it is how what you believe reflects itself in your lives that matters… and yes, baby, i’m stardust too… and i know my atoms will disperse throughout all the universe, and become assimilated into other forms, just as you do… so give me a smooch while we are still carbon-based!”

    needless to say, he got more than just a smooch from my carbon-based body!

    rtr

  • jin

    We we’re driving by Balete drive when we stayed at Quezon. That was about 4-6 years ago and it is not that scary now. There are streetlights and houses we’re lit up and the whole vanful of cousins, aunts and uncles we’re disappointed. There was a movie made from this story however, maybe a local website has a pic of it out here somewhere in the net :P

  • Namowal

    I remember reading about 50 Berkley Square as a kid. The source I had included tales of various people- drunk sailors crashing overnight, people sleeping over on a dare etc.. Invariably the ghost/monster would show up and they’d dive out the window and break their neck. It said some believed the ghost was a tentacled thing from the sewers. Others claimed it was a white humanoid with no face except for a mouth hole. Or a little girl.
    These monsters sound ridiculous to me now, but they scared me when I was little.

  • Eleutheria

    Sadly, there are no hauntings widely reported in recent years. Not even on Fark.

    The time is past for people to amuse themselves with such tales. Youtube, Google, Todou.com, etc, all provide enough entertainment.

    That said, thanks for the list, it reminds me of the ghost stories I used to read when I was a kid. Good times.

  • romerozombie

    Fun list, but still there’s no concrete evidence of their existence.

  • Ernmas

    Pluckley Village was investigated by Ghost Hunters International (GHI) this year. In the Screaming Woods, they found the sounds they encountered were very similar to native animals (birds, small rodents, etc). They compared their recordings to known samples of the animals. I love the show because it works to debunk the stories.

  • Ghosts, yeah, right!
    Yet I’ve had two experiences for which I have no explanation (okay, one may have been highly suggestive, the first one however…)
    1 – We were living in a house in the Hollywood Hills. It was completely surrounded by a high open-work iron fence, with a double dead-bolted gate. Every month or so we would all be woken by the sound of the gate opening and slamming shut, then what sounded like a series of firecrackers, car doors slamming, then…silence.
    After the third or fourth time, I asked my across the street neighbor, what was going on? Was he able to sleep through all the noise?
    He got really embarrassed, and said, “Didn’t the real estate agent tell you?”
    “Tell me what?”
    “That the original owner, a Mafia type, was shot to death in the carport.” He grabbed my hand and lead me up my steep drive to my carport,”Here, and here, and here, and over there!”
    He was pointing to almost perfectly concealed bullet holes in the cement walls.
    “Let me guess,” I said, “it was a full moon.”
    He just nodded.
    Oddly, once we knew, the sound never happened again.

    2 – At Chitzen Itza, when I had sneaked in before the dawn to witness the sunrise from atop El Castille, I could swear, as I waited, I could smell the blood of the countless human sacrifices killed on the altar at my back. I could feel the dread of knowing what was coming.
    This is the one that I am sure was suggestive, already implanted in my brain.
    The balance of the experience there, atop El Castille, was ethereal. So beautiful as to be impossible to describe, and even the descriptions I can weave, make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

  • Deziner

    Here’s a story about list item #6…

    In about 1968 our family lived in the Philippines, as that was where my father was stationed during that portion of his 22 year long navy career. But I didn’t hear this story from his lips until the late 1980’s.

    His duties were such that his working hours were varied and required that he report to many sites. One night, after 1 am, he was the lone passenger on a small commuter bus, trying to return to the base from a more rural military site. Since he was the only passenger, he sat next to the driver to engage in conversation during the ride.
    The ride traveled a narrow winding route through light
    jungle and other than the lateness of the hour didn’t seem out of the ordinary. Until my Dad saw a woman on the roadside motioning for the bus to pull over. The driver increased speed to get beyond the woman at which point my Dad actually pulled rank to have the driver reverse the bus to aid the woman. Who had disappeared. Considering the jungle cover her disappearance could have many explanations. But the driver had traveled this route enough times to have encountered this Lady in the white dress often. And was able to recount these tales to my father on the remainder of the ride. Whatever they may have been. My Dad did say that while the event occurred there was a strong feeling of disorientation like distortion to time/space perception, or swimming through “thick air”. The driver also verified this “feeling” as commonly accompanying the sitings of the Lady in White.

    I don’t doubt his story, (after all he’s my Dad), but he was always a reliable, logical and intelligent man. He retired as a Lt. Commander, Became an upstanding and respected member of his community and was active in local business and politics, so wildly waving irrational ghost tales was not his trademark.

    Anyways, now I’d like to continue reading the list.

  • Sky

    You should check out the city of Halifax for your next list. After the Halifax explosion many of the cities public buildings were used as morgues, and are now ‘haunted’
    Perhaps a list of haunted cities?

  • Kittykat73

    I wonder why there is never a bright pink lady, or any other bright colour? ;) :p

    • enucleator

      yeah, why not a disco ghost for once? No fun afterlife? Why ghost should all be scary ? ;)

  • Egg (#22) I read the same thing. It’s pretty much been proven to be an elaborate hoax.
    I consider myself kind of agnostic on the ghost thing but I keep an open mind and I never get tired of reading lists like this.
    I did come across this story that happened earlier this month that some listversers might find interesting. http://www.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/haunted_high_some_say_camera_captured_ghost_at_asheville_high_school/6931/

  • Sedulous

    In my mind life on another planet, whether it was intelligent or just some algae, would be some of the greatest proof of evolution. I mean if it can evolve here on earth, surely there are plenty of other places in the Universe it can also evolve. Even if the development of life is limited to planets which are proportional in size and distance from there star, as earth.

    I have watched a few of those ghost hunting shows and they seem rather absurd. Especially the ones where they speak allowed to the “spirits” and as for “signs”. These all usually end up in screams and panic and shaky camera work. It’s quite the production. I think the best idea for a “ghost hunter” show is to round up a nice large group of atheists and have them spend the night in these most haunted places….or several nights. Have all the fancy equipment…cameras, recorders, instruments for reading and recording temperature. Really just go all out, and then do bios on all the atheists and afterward have them give accounts of what happened. That would be a TV show to watch, you can’t gain anything from a bunch of people who go in and believe all of this, they are too scared to think straight before they even arrive at the haunted site.

    Just my thoughts

  • Sedulous

    sorry that’s aloud not “allowed”…only one cup of coffee this morning.

  • Cubone

    why are there no ghosts of cavemen?

  • Brickhouse

    Oh, this is a wonderful list! Thank you so much. :)

  • smurff

    In the 1980s I

  • kowzilla

    I am a firm skeptic in regards to ghosts.
    but I still might sleep with the lights on tonight.
    Just in case.

  • BrotherMan

    Yet another great list. Thanks Jamie!

    I believe in this stuff though I do keep a somewhat skeptical mind about a lot of things concerning the paranormal/supernatural. I have met many people who are very apprehensive about spirits and ghosts and seem to manifest things from their own mind because they want to see them so badly. I have even met supposed ‘ghost hunters’ that are like this. These people are the types that put the true scientific minds to shame.

    On the first list of haunted places Waverly Hills Sanitorium was mentioned. I just so happen to live in Louisville, KY and have had the pleasure of walking the halls of Waverly Hills on a few occasions. Despite what some may say or think I can tell you that from my experiences at that place, there is definately something wandering those halls that I cannot explain.

    I, or should I say we, all saw it with our own eyes. It was not a trick of the mind or an illusion or a hologram or a hoax or anything like that. It was one of those shadow people that a lot of us have heard about and it was about 10 feet in front of us. Even in the dim light one would be able to tell if this was an actual person standing there, but this figure was almost amorphous and hazy and seemed to hover in our direction rather than walk. It is hard to explain unless you were there. Really weird stuff. I recommend booking a tour there if anyone ever gets the chance to come to Louisville.

  • Aldo

    That list scared the living daylights outta me. Number 3 got me the most. Thanks for not letting me sleep tonight.

    Great List.

  • hmm interesting list. good one at that

  • Vera Lynn

    I love stuff like this. And I am a believer. There are ghost stories all over the world, in every culture and they began well before before interaction with other communities occured. Even today, isolated populations, when discovered, have their own tales and beliefs about ghosts. The belief is/was universal.

    I, myself, have seen a ghost. And seen things happen that cannot be explained.

    Isn’t there some guy who offered a million to the person who can provide SOLID proof of ghosts?

  • Vera Lynn

    Ringtailroxy (16) I had heard BWP was really good and scary. My cup of tea! I went to see it and kept waiting for the scary parts. And then it ended. I was so disappointed!! I think I must be the only one who didn’t think it was all that.

  • tami

    my parent’s old house had ghosts. well, there was one permanent ghost.. and we’re pretty sure a couple others just passed through for a day or two. the house backed up to an extremely large cemetary in california. the permanent ghost would do harmless things like hiding and then returning items. and no, there is no way we just misplaced them and then found them later. each time something would go missing my mom and dad would spend 2-5 days searching the entire house. the day after they gave up the item would show up in the center of their bed. the ghost also spun my plate while i was eating once (it was actually helpful, i was eating my way around the spiral of a cinnabon and needed to turn the plate to keep going). the permanent ghost was never threatening. one of the temporary ghosts, however, decided it would be fun to knock loudly on my window right after i went to bed one night (my room was on the second floor at the back of the house and there were no trees or lattices or anything you could climb on nearby). needless to say, i went to bed terrified that night.

  • Chelsie

    that’s a really good point Sedulous, they probably don’t do that because they don’t want to be proven as fakes

  • Lusus

    I’ve had a huge interest in the Paranormal since I was very young, when I was in my early teens my mother took me to visit 50 Berkeley Square and the people there let me come in and have a look around, I spent ages in there looking around but there was only one room they wouldn’t let me into.

  • Aaron

    #16 Ringtailroxy

    While it’s true that humans are very susceptible to what you were talking about, that cannot rule out the possibility of ghosts or other paranormal things. To say with any degree of certainty that ghosts are not real is to assume we know the very nature of death and of the world. Can you claim such knowledge? A long time ago people might have said the same thing about bacteria that they now say about ghosts.

    Science cannot disprove the existence of something, how ever, people who say that they don’t believe in that stuff often claim reason. Even if ghosts are real, we may not know what they really are, we’ve always assumed that they are leftover spirits of those who have died, when in reality they might be something completely different. I would urge you, not to start believing in the paranormal, but to at least consider that there are many things, as humans, that we do not know or understand about the world.

  • Nelia

    Great list! I love this stuff. The pictures are fun, though I gotta say, the picture of the cemetery just looks like someone’s black hair, out of focus, blew in front of the camera as she was taking the picture. The faces on the floor just look like mold to… But it is interesting that they found human remains under there.
    i’ve had a few ghostish experiences. Mostly in an old house we used to rent on the water in the summers. My mom and I often saw someone walking around the house out of the corner of our eyes. You would just see a person-like shape flash by a doorway, but when you turned it would be gone. Creepy!

  • BrotherMan

    #49 Nelia. I agree with the picture. The photograph has the characteristics of someone who is either smoking while taking the photograph or was breathing out as the photo was snapped on a cold night. I have seen countless photos like this one. That is not to say that this is the case in this particular photograph.

    This brings up another good point: orbs. I do not really believe the orb theory, especially in photographs. Orbs are almost always the result of dust particles in the air reflecting light from the flash of a camera. Don’t believe me? Go into any abandoned and/or old building and snap away. I am sure that there will be many orbs floating about. I have taken several pictures from an old church built in the late 1800’s from downtown Louisville and several more from Waverly Hills TB Sanitorium and old barns from around town. All of them have ‘orbs’ floating around.

  • what about haunted castles ? there’s loads of them in the UK , not least Edinburgh castle
    http://castlepictures.com/haunted.html

  • davo

    sadly only the gullible and easily fooled believe in ghosts.

  • 50. BrotherMan…This brings up another good point: orbs…Orbs are almost always the result of dust particles in the air reflecting light from the flash of a camera. Don’t believe me? Go into any abandoned and/or old building and snap away. I am sure that there will be many orbs floating about.
    ****
    Absolutely true. One of my degrees is in Photography, and I can easily reproduce any of the photographic “evidence” above, and orbs are easiest of all because they produce themselves!
    A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s never “proof” of anything.

  • kittym

    I’ve been to Pluckley and walked through some of the Screaming Woods! I didn’t experience anything, but it’s a pretty place, and learning about the history of some of the buildings was fun.

    Excellent list! I’ve always been fascinated with the things of this nature, and was almost tempted to take a few courses pertaining to the paranormal while in school. Couldn’t afford it, sadly.

  • 5monkeys

    I love scaring myself and love reading ghost story’s, its the unknown that sends chills down your spine, who knows what if they realy are real, some people like sci-fi some ghosts other read non-fiction. what ever floats your boat.

  • Riya B.

    Great list,man! I really love these lists. They show other people that there are some things that just can’t be proven by science or simple logic. I have always firmly believed that only the most arrogant and simple minded of people refuse to believe anything that hasn’t been proven by science or whatever logic drives them, and some of the comments here seem to prove my philosophy correct…no offense,though.

  • I must confess – while I don’t believe in ghosts I was freaking out a little writing this one :)

  • natalie

    the edinburgh vaults!!! …recently visited them, very creepy. heard footsteps and my mom’s camera didn’t work in the vaults but immediately worked as we reemerged onto the streets.

  • Les

    Another interesting haunted place is the “Face” on Galveston Island. It’s on the concrete wall of a portside building on the UTMB campus, I think the Marine Biological Institute is in the building. People claim to see a man’s face in the concrete wall during certain times of the day but I was never able to see it. Supposedly it is either the ghost of the man who previously owned the property or Jean Lafitte’s ghost. I think it’s most likely simulcra but people will drive down from Houston to see it.

  • ringtailroxy

    Vera Lynn~

    what makes BWP frightening is that it is intended for open interpretation by the viewer. there is no pre-fabricated plastic, CGI monster to provide a visual object of someone else’s creation…

    there was a lot of Internet hype back in the day, what was that…1999?i was 23 then… and I had grown up on a 100 acre farm, complete with goats, chickens, and me getting lost during an Oklahoma snowfall one February back in 1986… I was lost, wandering in circles, for hours. I thought I would recognize a familiar landmark, but the heavy snow disguised aall landmarks, even filling in gopher whole in the fields, making great ankle-twisting natural gifts of pain.
    as a child, I tried to remember things I had read in books… but the old adage of staying put made no sense when i was so cold, hungry, scared…
    I eventually found the drain-off ravine from the fields and followed it down to the brook and then home.

    so the fear the movie inspired in me was very much exacerbated by that childhood experience.

    the scariest thing, I had realized later on in life, was not that I was lost for so many hours (from after school, 2:30, until dark, 7:00)it was that when I came home, all my mother had to say was for me to not dare come into the trailer with my wet boots…

  • ringtailroxy

    Riya B. ~

    you are as entitled to your comment as i am to mine… and i appreciate your reasoning. i disagree however. but, i’ll not argue such a topic here.

    (i may just be too arrogant and simple-minded to have a conversation with someone such as yourself)

    ringtailroxy

  • ChrisP

    Love the list, yeah cant sleep now either. How about St Pancras or the old Edwardian/Victorian prison tunnels near Farringdon in London?

    The tunnels were opened to the public for a few weeks when i was younger and my mother dragged me along with family friend. the only other person there was the lady on the door selling the tickets right on the cusp of the entrance to the main road and these steep stairs heading down into gloom with the acrid stench of ancient disinfectant wafting up them.

    I personally don’t believe in ghosts as orbs or whiffs of smoke or even fully fledged visions but i do believe in an atmosphere being changed by events, you all must have walked in some where and had a shiver or felt something a little off putting about a room you may have slept in.

    But the feeling from this place was that of claustrophobic dread and utter fear. Our family friend who has no belief in the paranormal and ghosts is normally a loud outgoing person (like a mad uncle lol) did not utter a word from the time we hit the first tunnel till we got back to the stairs, and he can’t remember why he couldn’t think of anything to say for a such a long time. I could not stand that place, not literally seeing things but feeling what had happened there, some how knowing the fear, hearing slight odd things in the dark distant tunnels that had collapsed years before when modern roads had been built over the tunnels. Also right at end of us walking around lost the two others for a min just as we were leaving and have never been as scared in my life, i lost all direction and logic, didn’t know where the exit was even tho a sign above me said exit with arrow to left.

    I still cant explain it to this day and the three of us do not talk about it, just a knowing feeling that is to be left alone, but feeling like right place i can tell my odd story…

    Right, coffee time as its 2:20 am and im not gong to get any sleep :P

  • Riya B.

    ringtailroxy~ It’s why I said “no offense”.

  • mike

    Spooooooooooooooooooky! (Insert scary music)

  • chershey

    I love these lists! And repeating the above, Sarah Winchester was haunted herself by either her own mind or the ghosts of men killed by the Winchester rifle. The house itself is not haunted, it’s just creepy and bizarre.

  • otay

    I too am a skeptic when it comes to the paranormal. However… as a nurse working the night shift in a hospital, i have seen things that defy all rational explanation. One instance was at 1:15 am one night shift, the elevator “call” button lit up, the elevator came up….doors opened…..doors closed and the elevator went to the ground floor. Now, heres the eerie part… elevators go up and down all the time, ppl push all the buttons then get off the elevator, leaving the empty car to stop on all the floors. The button to call the elevator only lights up when it is pushed! The clincher was, this was a secure elevator with myself and my coworker holding the keys…. and both of us looking at the elevator as if to say “WTF”. Later in the shift, while visiting with an ICU nurse down the hall from my unit, she informed us that one of her patients expired at 1:15 am. Hmmmmm coincidental malfunction of the elevator????? Who really knows…. just was very eerie.

  • MissV

    I know I saw a ghost when I was going through boot camp at Parris Island. One night on duty I kept hearing the toilets flush so I went to check if anyone was there and when I stepped out of the bathroom and looked down the hallway I saw a figure of a man. It freaked me out but I found out later that it was the barracks that the recruits that died during the Ribbon Creek incident stayed at during training. I have met a lot of other Marines since then that had seen or heard things during their stay in the same barracks. That incident definitely made me a believer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribbon_Creek_Incident

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  • Iain

    Regarding number 8 on the list – I believe Mr DeFeo was quoted as saying during sentencing:
    “…and I’d have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddlin’ cops.”

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  • robneiderman

    Is that Jack Skellington in the courthouse window?

  • Savanti Romero

    I live in Enfield CT and have been to Union Cemetery. That place is freaky but you need permission to go inside we’ve tried on many occasions and haven’t gotten permission.

  • Cubone

    No, really, why are most ghosts from acouple hundred years ago or newer? Has anyone seen cro-magnon ghost or neanderthal ghost? It seems that the victorian era was prime for lost souls . . .

  • JAB

    Too bad that cemetary is locked and monitored at night… I’d drive up to Connecticut from MA just to get a glimpse of that ghost.

    Speaking of Salem, I’m surprised it wasn’t mentioned on either lists. Well, maybe it’s not technically “haunted,” but it’s definately more than meets the eye with all the stupid tourist attractions and witch museums.

  • ringtailroxy

    well. here is my final argument concerning ‘hauntings’ i live just a few blocks away from a very large Jewish cemetery. i have walked my dogs in the cemetery (not on the graves or grounds! just the roadways & walking paths, i;m not that disrespectful!)and have never, not a once, seen anything suspicious or frightening. quite the contrary-it;s peaceful, dimly lit, and i can hear the owls and crickets, tree frogs & cicadas, raccoons and fox,toads and snails.

    once again, i am astonished by man’s ability to continue to see himself as the highest developed, most astute, most perceptive being the universe has ever created. why would we be the only chosen beings visited by specters and ghosts? why don’t we see the ghosts of the millions upon millions of animals that have perished due to our expanding need for land to build homes on? out here, the Everglades shrink a little more each year, due to developers’ greed. what happens to all the animals/ aren’t they disgruntled souls as well?

    hell, the worst poltergeist i could imagine would be one pissed off raccoon!

    ringtailroxy

  • Caitlin

    Great List! I love that you put effort into it by adding all that history and activity information.

  • Kathleen

    oh snap, if i heard a woman talking backwards i’d freak out

    good list

  • Mom424

    ringtailroxy: you obviously have little or no imagination. I don’t believe in any of that stuff either. I still can creep myself out easily enough. It has nothing to do with my rational self, but my over-active and wonderfully vivid imagination. Wouldn’t trade it for a – “look how smart I am” pat on the back.

  • joema

    cossart road in southeastern pennsylvania may deserve a mention… M. Night Shyamalan’s the village was shot in the fields surrounding the road

  • 78. Mom424… I don’t believe in any of that stuff either. I still can creep myself out easily enough. It has nothing to do with my rational self, but my over-active and wonderfully vivid imagination. Wouldn’t trade it for a – “look how smart I am” pat on the back.
    ****
    Soooo right on. I don’t believe in it either, yet the incident at the house in the Hollywood Hills did happen…and I can scare the beejeegeezuzs out of myself just about any time I really want.
    It’s fun!

  • Tris

    Hey love the site and the lists.
    Does anyone know about a farm in america that suffered paranormal activity going on with things like a big dog like creature killing animals, ufo’s and lights and crop circles?
    It was all in the one place and there was a book about it, can’t think of the name though, it’s hurting my brain :(

  • Tris

    Actually I found it called the Skinwalker Ranch, definately worth checking out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinwalker_Ranch

  • Savanti Romero

    Which is more freaky, a Ghost who knows they’re dead or a Death Echo (spirit energy replaying the last moments of life)?

  • Hazell2

    Is anyone else sick of ringtails ramblings?? Just me?

  • mb20xtc

    i definitely don’t buy #4 and #7. matrixing, anyone? that can explain pretty much all accounts of “ghostly faces” seen in mirrors, windows, etc.

    also, i’m surprised that the stanley hotel isn’t on here. it was the inspiration for stephen king’s the shining.

  • jazjsmom

    I live in Alabama and the Carrollton image I’ve heard about. They supposedly changed the glass a long time ago and the face returned after they replaced it from what I’ve heard. So, I kind of think that is a bit creepy, but I don’t really know that it happened, it could just be legend, who knows.

  • Denzell

    Thanks for featuring a place from the Philippines. Although I have never been to Balete Drive, I’m planning to go there for Halloween.

  • Denzell

    Anyway, you can also include my house in the next list. This really happened to me:

    When I was playing my favorite computer game in a room, my dad was also there with me using the laptop. But, my computer shut down for no reason and my dad’s monitor darkened. The lights flickered on and off. Then, I checked outside. I know, I am very skeptic and cynic that I don’t believe in the supernatural. Everything is as is. Normal. Then I went back to the room. There is a radio also which doesn’t work anymore. It’s dead no matter how much dad sends it to the repairmen.

    Now, the scariest part is that it played my deceased grandpa’s (died in 2002) favorite song from the Beatles, which my dad said is entitled “A Taste of Honey.”

  • Denzell

    I will find a way to enter the top floor of Berkeley Square.

  • xKaylax

    There are a ton of places in Ohio that are haunted, but I haven’t heard of the Screaming Bridge.

  • astraya

    As with the miracles list of about 6 weeks ago, I would like to have seen some sort of debunking in the text.
    I have been in and out of church buildings by myself late at night for many years (part of my past was as a church organist and choir singer), and have never experienced anything remotely “other”. That’s not to suggest that if I haven’t, then it doesn’t exist. I have heard other people tell stories that are either true, or sincere.

  • beff

    fine..it is eeriely haunted….

  • ringtailroxy

    Hazell2~
    ramblings? well, i guess my free-thought can be classified as such… but is you are tired of them, then just pass over my comments… like i used to when S_R was posting all the time. see the name-wouldn’t even glance at the musings… and onto the next.

    Mom424~
    perhaps my imagination is just tempered and jaded… i used to completely embrace all ideas of the paranormal when i younger… i used to believe in miracles and from the time i was 18-26 i called my take on life “rainbows & unicorns”. i embraced the idea of fate and all that jazz.

    but around the age of 27… well… reality slapped me around a bit. hard. i began to see the world around form a more animalistic, self-centered position. and you know what? i’m not so naive anymore. no one will ever take advantage of my kindness & good-nature. i don’t trust others as easily…

    maybe it’s a lack of imagination that prevents me form being scared or afraid of anything in nature. people now? they are a different story. there are some real hardcore wackoes out there.
    you should see some of my artwork and maybe you’ll see i do have an imagination… but it’s just as strong as it used to be!
    http://ringtailroxy.deviantart.com/

    rtr

    p.s. love me or hate me, i enjoy all criticism! it can only help me become a better person!

  • Cazzazz

    I live near Pluckley and I can quite safely say it is reeeeeeeeeally creepy…. We wanted to spend the night in the woods but upon having a pre-camping pint in The Black Horse the locals scared the shit out of us so we went home! (We were gonna B&B at the pub, but that is also haunted. Apparently.)

  • #88. Denzell
    …There is a radio also which doesn’t work anymore. It’s dead no matter how much dad sends it to the repairmen.
    Now, the scariest part is that it played my deceased grandpa’s (died in 2002) favorite song from the Beatles, which my dad said is entitled “A Taste of Honey.”
    ****
    Radios are just plain strange.
    I had a car, a 67 GTO, and sometime around 69 0r 70 the radio just quit working completely…unless Light My Fire by the Doors was playing (a song I didn’t even like, though I did like the Doors). Not only would it come on for just that song, it would come on at full volume! It didn’t happen every time, but randomly, when it was totally inconvenient.
    You can imagine how popular I was in the neighborhood when the song came on at 3 in the morning.
    There was no ghostly presence at work. I was the original owner. It was just plain weirdness.

  • 93. ringtailroxy
    around the age of 27… well… reality slapped me around a bit. hard…
    ****
    rtr, I am more deeply sorry about that than I can possibly tell you, but I can also promise you that *whatever* life has done to you, it cannot come close to what it has done to me.
    I know how that must sound. Hollow, and “How dare she presume to think…”
    Trust me. I know your reaction to my statement down to the last cell in your body, because I know exactly what my reaction would be under the same circumstances.
    I applaud the way you have taken control of your life. I believe I have said so before, and I will probably say so again. Don’t let the Hazell2s of the world quiet you.
    I am not always in agreement with you, but so what? You present your case with intelligence and wit and you’re perfectly willing to laugh at yourself. These are the hallmarks I look for in my friends in real life. Why should this be any different?
    Trust that those who know you are happy to read your ramblings on whatever the topic.

  • Sammaji

    I grew tired of ringtail’s ramblings as well. Deep down inside she’s terrified! That will make it all the more worse when something “gets her”! HA!

  • Pitabread

    Really nice art though roxy. I can tell you have a gentle spirit.

  • ringtailroxy

    segue~
    i have read of your hardships, accomplishments, and ability to overcome. i admire you and your strengths more than words can say!

    yes, i have my health, for now. sadly, a history of familial abuses, physically, mentally, and sexually, as well as my obsesive need for acceptance, placed me in a position to be taken advantage of by sooo many people… when i finally stood up for myself, and realised that i could say “No!” and i wasn’t a bad person for doing so, when i realised that in order to save others i must first save myself, well, my world-view changed polarity entirely.

    (but i still love rainbows and falling stars & i’d be lying if i said i didn’t talk to the universe when i gaze upon the nightsky with a child’s wonder and an adult’s feeling of minuteness…)

    Sammaji~ terrified? of what? success? failure? critisism? nope…

    terrified on the unknown? nope…

    terrified of the ignoant who choose to not educate themselves,even when presented with the opportunity, terrified of those who refuse treatment for mental illness, terrified of the judicial system in this country? maybe…

    rtr

  • Ray Bees

    I live near London and will definitely go and have a look-see at Berkeley Sq one day. Have read about that place elsewhere and it sounds pretty cool.
    Remember reading everything I could on the paranormal when I was a kid and loved it.

    One story I remember was by, I think, an American who travelled around Africa. He was out camping near a lake in the wild one bright sunny day when without any warning all the animals went completely quiet. The next moment there was an eerie stillness and the temperature dropped by several degrees. This lasted a few moments as ‘something’ seemingly passed by, unseen. Not long later it became warm again and the birds and animals started up their noise. He turned to his guide to ask what the hell just happened, to which the guide calmly told him it was some sort of bad spirit moving through.

    Not edge of the seat stuff but one paranormal tale that somehow has stuck in my mind all these years.

    BTW aliens exist somewhere. If they don’t then science is wrong and that scares me more than anything else.

  • Jimbob

    I’m surprised that the famed Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO hasn’t appeared. It is the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. I’ve been there for 2 weddings, and although I didn’t experience anything creepy, at both wedding’s I did end up seeing a white lady! HA.

  • Jimbob

    Sorry mb20xtc, I didn’t read the comments before posting my non -original echo.

  • theSKin

    WoW WOW, first of all i want to say a great list. Second of all i live about 5 minutes from Maud Hughes RD(#8). Gave me chills just reading the title. Whats so ironic and creepy about it is that me and my dad we were going somewhere and had to travel using Maud Hughes Rd. early this morning. I was telling him all the myth about the road and how when i was younger 16 or 17 me and a couple of my friends would try and “find” these ghost stories. So many legends around this particalur road. When we would go on these ghost hunts we wanted to see if any were true. When we went there some things happened to this day that can not be explained

  • Melina

    In New Jersey theres this road off of rt. 287 called Ewing ave. When you drive on it the slope goes downhill. When you get to the end of the street and put your car in neutral you get pulled up the slight incline. I’ve done it, and its pretty freaky.

  • markous

    Its funny you should mention Halifax, sky as i am from there.

  • bonobo

    i might not be able to sleep tonight!!!

  • LadyPit

    Oh, come on! The so-called Amityville Horror has long since been debunked as a fraud. The Lutzes and Lawyer William Webber worked together inventing the creepy happenings to “prove” that every inhabitant of the house became possessed and had to kill his family, as Ronald DeFeo had done. This way they tried to connive a new trial for him and get him into a mental institution where he would be “healed” in a jiffy. They werent very clever at it: The Lutzes story was full of holes and kept changing constantly, it was debunked very early by Dr. Stephen Kaplan.
    Melina 104
    Ever been to an amusement park and throug the “crazy house” where you cannot walk straigt because the rooms produce an optical illusion? Its the same with your freaky hill.

  • Savanti Romero

    LadyPit,

    If people came up to you wherever you went and made fun of you for reporting a haunting, you’d say it was a lie to. These things happen, watch “A Haunting” on the Discovery Channel.

  • Melina

    LadyPit- So wait, you’re saying that me getting physically pulled backwards up hill is and optical illusion?

  • bRatT

    those are freaky i live in one of those places really close to one of those places there are all kinds of storys about the place floating around wow crazy

  • Lola

    WOW. i LIVE in Liberty Township and i NEVER knew that the bridge was haunted. creepy. next time i go im gonna be scared to death!!!!!

  • Drogo

    I’ve heard of several roads, (some are called “Gravity Hill”) that seem to be ascending up a hill when they are actually slightly descending. It is because the terrain is shaped in such a way that it causes an optical illusion, it gives an impression that it is slanting up when you are actually slanting down. When your car is drifting it only seems as if it is going uphill. (like LadyPit at #107 said)

  • Drogo

    P.S. The view of the terrain also affects your sense of balance, which adds to the illusion.

  • theone

    I went to Pluckley a few weeks ago with some friends and we were in and out of the churchyard and graveyard all night. We also walked through the orchard at the back of the church. It’s a very nice place and did not feel any different to the village in which I live! I was a bit put off by the gangs of chav’s coming up to us and saying ” ere mate, are ya on a ghost’unt, can we folla ya”……….

  • Davo

    People who believe in ghosts are funny

  • Melissa

    Yeah I live in Alabama and I’ve seen the face in the window. I’m tellin u it’s very creepy. I’ve heard several stories about it though. I still dont understand how it git there but oh well some things are better off left unknown.

  • pyderz

    I’d love to visit these places, love the adrenaline rush you get from the fear of stuff like that!

  • ghostit c

    the first person who opens this email a member of your family will surely DIE in on week.

  • Alexis

    I cant believe balete drive is here.. hahah! it here in the Philippines.. Anyway, its true that it is really freaky there.. I had it experienced by myself.. haha!

  • cessy

    Its been said that the Balete Drive is just fabricated story by three reporters during the 50’s, who were stranded in the area during that time. They came up with the idea of putting up story of white lady since it was always dark and creepy. and when they released the story publicly, it was picked up right away by the viewers and told they own experiences on the area as well. true or not, Balete Drive is not that creepy anymore since the authorities exerted extra effort to out up lights in the area for the motorists to prevent accidents.

  • Knightmace

    creepy

  • sammy

    Does anyone know which barracks in Babenhausen are supposed to be haunted? I was deployed there in 91 with my reserve unit and I just don’t remember hearing anything about hauntings. In the fall of 2006 I returned to Babenhausen with one of my army buddies so we could visit our old haunts ( so to speak ) I don’t know where the museum is but the base has been turned back over to the Germans and it was in the process of being shut down. I never experienced anything freaky during my time there. I am just curious as to where the story comes from. I do dig the list though. While I’m not sure I believe in ghosts I do like a good ghost story.

  • donatello

    I have passed by Balete Drive once and has never been there again. It is just a 30 min drive from where I stay, I will take a photo of it at night when I get the chance :)

    It is one of the most popular ghost stories in the metro and I grew up scared of this place.. Haha

  • FREDIOHEAD

    I’ve been to screaming bridge. My friends and I would go there often at night to party. We were all over and around and under that bridge. We saw many trains go under the bridge. We never saw or heard anything spooky but we did have a lot of fun there.
    Oddly enough though, where you turn onto Maud Hughes Road, there is a house that looks very much like the Amityville house, spooky windows and all.

    Good times.
    FRED-IO-HEAD

  • neth

    I’ve passed by Balete drive when I a kid and I could say its no sunday drive even if the backseat is full and actually some say even the motorists who have died there join the White Lady in haunting Balete Drive… So drivers start your screaming!!!

  • Ali

    I have been to plucley several times and each time has never failed to amaze me, i have pictures and videos if anyon wants more info?

  • Grey

    #3. Put out your cigarette before taking the picture.

  • thewise1

    though those houses are scary i cant believe in ghost untill I actually see one…in the mean time im a skeptic!!!!

  • Rahim

    I used to live on the Babenhausen base. My dad was stationed there and we moved there for a couple of years during 1990-1991. There was a big tower in town that we called Witch Tower, and the story was that Frau Miller was the ghost of a witch that lived in the tower and nobody ever went up there. She would try to lure you up there and then dismember you. There was something that looked like a megaphone sticking out of one window and some guys told me that it was left over from the last person to ever go up there who happened to be a police officer looking for a lost child. They said he never came back out. It was pretty scary since I was a little kid.

  • Smee

    Number 10 a solider picks up a phone in the muesem an a woman speaks BACKWARDS GOBBELYDEGOOK AAAHHH!!! That sort of stuff freaks me out the worst.

  • S

    I’d love to visit these places, to be honest.
    And while I agree that some places are frauds, I also believe that things like this exist in other places.

  • Sof

    Isnt the tower of London suppose to be haunted?

  • Wilberforce

    133!
    Sorry.
    Nice list dude!, Scared me a bit :S

  • Trekkerette

    I think I forgot to tell you, but back in the 80’s, in the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) a part of it, the Film Center, was rushing to be completed for the film fest.

    Here comes the creepy part. Rather than stop to rescue and retrieve, they just poured cement onto the orchestra, and as you can guess, some were buried alive. I was too young to recall much when I first visited, but I do know that I had goosebumps!

    In Giza, Egypt, pyramids aren’t just home to mummies. One of the pyramids is home to three ghosts looking for someone.

    Bombay’s Supreme Court ain’t so supreme when you think about the cussing, cursing and terrorizing ghost inside who scares anybody stupid enough to enter. It only happens when there’s a murder trial to be held.

    Okinawa’s Camp Hansen’s Gate 3 and the street across is pretty haunted. You can see soldiers and hear samurai’s dying words.

  • anonymous

    @jesse (8): omg was union cemetary really as freaky as it seems??

  • rattenjungfer

    If I had to choose which one of those haunted places to spend the night in I´d go to Ocean Avenua because the “haunting” there has long since been exposed as a pretty weak hoax.

  • Eric

    the pic in number ^ which is supposed to be balete drive is a travesty. its not balete drive! where do you took the pic. it is located in the district of New Manila in Quezon City. it is somewhat of a upper class neighborhood with big houses. i know it becouse it is in my city… it is really a spooky place becouse the trees at night really gives you the spook. thats why i prefer passing there at day time. to be exact its not only the street, it is the entire district of New Maanila that has tales of ghosts. it is probably because it is full of big old houses build in the american colonization before the war and that this houses still survives today but with stories of certain tragedies in some of them..

  • raz

    as far as i see all the entries are from either england or america with one or two other places
    hey guys!!! there are other places outside america and england too!!!

  • Izzy

    About the orb comments…I know that most of the time, the ‘orbs’ are just dust particles reflecting the camera flash. But…I have a picture in my uncle’s house that has a colored orb, reminiscent of the ‘ghostwriter’ ghost. It’s blue and green, and is leaving a trail behind it.

  • Izzy

    Oh, and ‘ghostwriter’ is/was a tv show from around ’02. Just in case you didn’t know. :)

  • Aj

    Actually its not balete drive that is haunted.Its the streets that are surrounding it.I recommend 137,124 and 134 to walk down the streets of Hemady to Broadway. And stop by the front of gate of Rolling Hills village in QC And turn left.And tell here to find out what they have experienced.

  • fwise3

    About number 9… I live less than 30 minutes from Liberty Township, OH! I’ve never heard of this haunting… now I’m intrigued!

  • bubbles123

    I thought the queen mary would be there but still really creepy

  • Enucleator

    great list, but the Belmez faces are fake

  • CodieT

    I grew up through the woods from the Union Cemetary in Easton CT! One of my dogs used to run off and hang out there all the time, so when she died we burried her in the woods between our house and the cemmetary. I had experiences as a child there as well. I decided to go back as an adult once, and for some reason, i didnt seem scared, but rather confortable. Everyone else i was with was spooked, but i felt like i was at home. I love that place. The police let us go without any problems after i told them how i used to live there, and i just wanted a romp through memory lane. :D

  • Joe

    I lived in Girard, Ohio. It’s neighbors with Liberty Township, number 9 on the list. I’ve never heard of this place either. A lot of the stories seem familiar to those of a place locals call “Zombieland.” The Phantom train especially rings a bell, definitely a tale from ZombieLand. Zombieland is about a 45 minute drive from Liberty Township.

    Very good list btw, I’m about to read the other similar lists.

  • Sarah

    The white ghost in phillipines?
    LOL~ It happens in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia ALL THE TIME….
    Its so common it still happens even during this era…
    Its the Asian Banshee

  • intothevoid

    The houses in balete drive are creepy I saw it every time we take an alternate route there..

  • Jay

    I found this very interesting,especially item 9. I've been in Liberty before, but I didn't know the story connected with it.

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  • White trash peg

    The Amityville, New York site has been debunked. The author of Amityville Horror used the notorious murder sight as a gimmick to sell a purely fictional account of paranormal occurrences. Otherwise, lovely list.

    Ghosttraveller.com

  • lexi

    wowwwwww i woulkd not like to live in england

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  • We believe in ghosts for the same reason we believe in God- to convince ourselves that there is existence after death. Sorry; dead is dead.

  • Seth McAvoy

    How do you mention Berkeley Square without mentioning the Nameless Thing?

    http://www.americanmonsters.com/site/2010/01/nameless-thing-of-berkeley-square-england/

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