Friday, October 30, 2015

Woman captures ghost couple and dog on camera

Sue Radigan, 49, took the spooky snap while walking her dog, Mia, in a park near her home in Wythall, Birmingham.

After German Shepherd Mia started staring into the distance and barking as Sue took her for a walk at dusk last week, Sue decided to take a picture

And when she got home, she was baffled when she spotted the image of an elderly couple and their Airdale Terrier in the photograph next to Mia - even though she had been alone in the park.
Is Sue's local park haunted?
Sue said: "I had been out walking Mia with my camera, hoping to get some nice pictures of her in the autumn leaves.

"We hadn't been out for very long when it started to get dark, so I took a detour through our local park so that Mia could have a good run off the lead before home time.

"She is normally a very quiet dog, but she suddenly turned and just stared into the middle of the park, and started barking.

"There was no-one else there, so I said to her 'What is it girl?', but she just kept barking at nothing.

Strange sea monster appears in tourist’s vacation photos

A British tourist who took pictures of the sea was left in shock after he discovered a weird "creature" had photobombed his holiday snaps.

Harvey Robertson, 52, was on a boat cruise with his family in Corfu when he captured a number of photographs inside a sea cave.

He held the camera over the side of the boat to take pictures of the sea.

But when he lifted his camera back up, Harvey discovered a mysterious creature had appeared in one of the frames.

Harvey said: "I have no idea what it could have been, I have never seen anything like it.

"I caught the picture by accident. I was in a sea cave on a small boat about 20 miles south of Albania on the west coast of Greece.

"I was trying to capture the water colour and was not looking at the water, the flash went off. I only saw the creature when looking back through my pics."

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

CCTV captures wobbling chair and baby ghost Singapore bar (video)

Ghostly CCTV has revealed a bar stool wobble several times, fall over on its own before a small 'ghost' is seen running out of a Singapore bar.

Filmed in Cato bar in Singapore’s Chinatown district, the vision depicts three men sitting inside the venue when the creepy footage appears to show a barstool wobbling back and forth without anybody touching it.

The nearest people are two men sitting at least a metre chatting among themselves oblivious to the strange situation unfolding behind them.

As the clip unfolds it shows the stall from a different angle teetering with the men in the foreground.

Switching back to the first view, the footage shows the stool wobbling more vigorously before toppling over onto the floor.

The men chatting are obviously startled by the stall's odd behaviour probably discuss how it could have happened before picking it up and putting it back where it was.

But the situation gets more chilling when a tiny person or ghost appears to emerge from a doorway behind the men, scuttling past them, the men don't react or seem to have any idea.

Read Full Story: Australia News 7

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Man photographs creepy lurking apparition in hotel room

This is the eerie figure that appeared in a hotel guest's photos when he took a snap of his room in the middle of the night.

Douglas Patterson is convinced his room was haunted after the strange white body was caught on camera.

The 27-year-old was staying at the Sweeney Hall Hotel, Oswestry, Shropshire when he was spooked by a light shining through his window.

He took a picture and when he looked at his camera in the morning he was startled to see the image of a person in the foreground of the picture.

“There was definitely nothing there when I took the picture,” said Douglas, from Edinburgh.
“I couldn’t work out what the light was so I took picture in the hope that the following morning I could identify what it was.”

Although there was nothing on the image to identify the light, something much more sinister was in the image – the outline of a woman dressed in old fashioned clothing.

“It was really weird,” said Douglas.

“I could sort of see this shape and I just thought it was a reflection off some furniture, but there was no furniture at that point in the room.

“I’ve never really believed in ghost stories before, but now I’d probably say I’ve got an open mind – it certainly makes you wonder.

"There isn’t an obvious explanation, I can’t come up with anything. It’s a complete mystery.”

But it’s not the first time ghostly goings-on have been reported at the ivy-clad Georgian manor house.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Is this the ghost of a pub landlord who hanged himself?

The image appears to show the shadow of a man behind the bar, even though there is no source of light pointing in the right direction.

Ms Taggart, 51, said: 'It was very dark and it clearly is the lurking shape of big person as you can see the head and shoulders, but the only person in the shot was the girl behind the bar and you can see her on the left. She confirmed to us that no one else was there with her.
'There was a kitchen door behind the figure but it is completely obscured by this shadow. None of us could believe it. Quite a few people in our group were shook by the photo and we found it very unsettling.'

She added: 'Despite it being very creepy, I thought there must be a rational explanation. However, a friend of mine analysed the picture and said that there was no light penetrating the shadow, it was just a dense black shape. That was very unsettling.

'This is the one piece of footage we have ever found that we are not able to debunk. There is no explanation that I can think of. There was no one stood there and yet the shape of a person is clear and it is in the same spot where stories say the landlord hanged himself.
During the evening's investigation the team felt sudden cold chills in some areas of the building, and a child's voice was heard at one point.

A spokesman for the Golden Fleece said: 'It is no surprise that people who live and work in the Golden Fleece have some hair-raising tales to tell. In fact several of them have described how their hair was pulled as if by invisible hands.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

10 legendary ghost tales of Disneyland hauntings

The number of internet sites devoted to the ghosts of Disneyland is downright scary.
From to to (and many others), there are enough creepy Disneyland stories to fill the Haunted Mansion.

I recently interviewed a cast member who works inside the Haunted Mansion. She talked about the belief, among Disney employees, that the place is inhabited by more than the Disney-created 999 haunts.

She said female employees talk about ghosts that untie the ribbons in the cast members’ hair. She said props move from one side of a room to the other. She said there are behind-the-scenes rooms in the Haunted Mansion that are so creepy employees avoid going inside.

Did you hear the one about the one-way rider on Space Mountain? How about Walt Disney’s ghost on Main Street? Or about the grad night ghost on the Monorail?
Check out the Haunted Disney legends:

Legend 1: Walt Disney haunts Disneyland – Everyone knows that Walt had an apartment over the Fire Station on Main Street, right? And that the light in the window is never turned off – a tribute to Walt, who died in 1966, right? But did you hear this one: Before the tradition of leaving the light on began, a cast member turned off the light and left the room only to find the light turned on again when she returned. The story goes that she heard a voice that said, “I am still here.”

Legend 2: Space Mountain’s Mr. One Way – He’s described as a large man with red hair and a red face. The legend is that he sits in the seat next to single riders. Then he disappears by the end of the ride. He has also been spotted in the cast member locker room.

Legend 3: Monorail runner -- In June of 1966, a teenager tried to sneak into Disneyland for grad night by climbing a fence and crossing the Monorail track. When he was spotted by a security guard, the teenager ran. But he was struck and killed by the Monorail train. It is said that the ghost of the teenager can be seen at night running alongside the Monorail train.

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Jefferson Hotel in Texas spooks guests and staff

JEFFERSON — For most people, haunted houses, hotels and castles are a once-a-year event when the brave-at-heart creep through such sites on All Hallows' Eve.

For the staff at the Jefferson Hotel, they say their encounters with the paranormal happen weekly — even daily — throughout the year and without any such assurances.
They say the hotel is haunted.

"I was a pretty big skeptic when I first came along," manager Alicia Montgomery said, adding she has changed her opinion in the four years she has worked at the hotel. "I know there are things that are unexplainable that happen in the hotel. I've been the only one at the hotel, with no employees and no guests, and the front switchboards on the front desk light up like rooms are talking to each other.

"Dishes have been moving; I haven't seen them, but you hear them clinging. Our pay phone in the hall rings. Televisions are turned on and off. I've seen things fall with no one around them. Things happen all the time."

Woman in white

The tales told about the Jefferson Hotel are the stuff of typical ghost stories: the jilted bride, playful but mysterious children and even a mysterious man that lingers about the hotel hallways.
"The main story is of Elizabeth," Montgomery said. "She was a guest that hung herself in the hotel in the 1870s. She was a bride that was stood up on her wedding day. She hung herself from the bed that is currently in Room 19. We were told that the groom never showed up. She felt she couldn't go on with her life. I'm told local historians think that she probably was pregnant. Back in the 1800s, no one could help you out. That might explain it."

Housekeeper Denise Garza said she gave up being a skeptic after working at the hotel.

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A haunted house for sale can lure or repel buyers

Crayhay Mansion - Midland Park
A busy open house can be a real estate agent's dream. But for some people who turned out for two open houses at a majestic Victorian home in Midland Park, it wasn't the prospect of buying the home that piqued their curiosity.

Instead, they were there as ghost hunters.

As Halloween approaches, real estate agents say rumors of ghosts can attract the curious but also scare off prospective buyers and silence owners, who are trying to sell their home or tamp down rumors about their house. But in other cases, an opportunity to rub elbows with a ghost can be a draw (think "The Amityville Horror").

Over the years, Internet lore had grown about the Midland Park home, with rumors of apparitions, including those of a former owner and a cat. Stories about the home, known as the Crayhay Mansion, abound with tales of the uninvited. It's unclear how or when the accounts began. What is clear is that neither previous nor current owners want to talk about them, as was the case for several of North Jersey's alleged "haunted" properties.

The Crayhay Mansion, which sold in August, had been on the market since April 2014. The home, built in 1864, had an urban myth, which the sellers knew about when they moved in, said Patti Crawford of Keller Williams Village Square Realty in Ridgewood, a co-listing agent on the house. Curiosity seekers drawn to the open houses would head for the third floor of the house, where the cat is rumored to appear, but would leave "a little disappointed," Crawford said.

The sellers had bought the home in 2006 for $955,000 and said they never experienced anything unusual in the house, said Nena Colligan, the home's other co-listing agent. The house's price was reduced several times before it was sold in August at $710,000.

Colligan said the final price reflects a market adjustment. "We're not selling at 2006 prices," she said, but admits, "I think the stories did hurt the value of the home."

One couple came very close to buying the home until the wife learned from a friend of the online stories. After some additional Googling, the wife was scared away, Colligan said.

"People really do react to it. It really does make people uncomfortable," Colligan said. "I was surprised how much it did that." Even the eventual buyers had heard the stories and called to check out the rumors ahead of seeing the home. The new owners would say only that they have not experienced anything out of the ordinary.


Ana O'Callaghan lived in a Victorian home in Ridgewood for 13 years.

Throughout her time in the home, which was built in 1871, O'Callaghan said she and other family heard unexplained footsteps and objects falling, and saw numerous ghostly images, such as of an older gentleman in Victorian garb and a little girl, who liked to play with her daughter's toys. O'Callaghan later learned from her next-door neighbor that an 8-year-old girl had died in the house in 1950.

"There was definitely a lot of activity" going on in the home, O'Callaghan said. "I just think certain souls either come to visit or are grounded to the home they lived in and don't understand they left."

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Did Simon Cowell see a ghost on The X-Facor, "Live Finals" ?? (video)

Simon Cowell left spooked after seeing ghostHE'S not one to get spooked easily, but Simon Cowell was left seriously weirded out on last night's The X Factor after he spotted a "ghost" during filming

Simon Cowell saw a 'ghost' in the window behind Anto.
The media mogul and his helping hand, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, were watching Anton Stephans perform on Judges' Houses, in the hope of bagging himself a spot in the Live Finals.

However, despite Anton's incredible vocals, Simon got distracted as he noticed something eery going on behind him.
As the hopeful sang his heart out, a pale character with frizzy white hair appeared in the window, causing Simon to yell "sorry, I think I just saw a ghost".

Earlier this week, it was revealed that crew members were left freaked out after TV monitors allegedly flickered on and off when the "ghost" appeared, with a bolted window also flying open.

The segment was filmed at Chateay de Canes in Candes-Saint-Martin and the owner has previously insisted that there have been some spooky goings-on around the place.

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Haunted Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles is now a home for seniors

Since 2012, construction work has been underway to turn the eerie, derelict Linda Vista Community Hospital in Boyle Heights—supposedly one of the most haunted spots in Los Angeles—into comely affordable housing for seniors. Now the project is complete and, just in time for Halloween, this place doesn't look haunted in the least anymore. A release for the adaptive reuse project, designed by Killefer Flammang Architects and developed by AMCAL Multi-Housing, says that the former hospital—built in the '20s and '30s—has been restored, revamped, and renamed: now known as the Hollenbeck Terrace Apartments, the one-time health facility holds 120 apartments for oldsters.

The original Linda Vista marble entryway and Santa Fe tile have been preserved. Residents will have a roof deck and, in a space that includes "a boiler room with 30-foot ceilings," the community will eventually have an arts venue. The Hollenbeck Park-adjacent structure's "historic lobbies, dining rooms and common areas remain, while patient rooms, laboratories, the nurses' dormitory and offices were converted to living areas."

Gone, it seems, are the days when this super creepy, vacant filming location will fuel the nightmares of those who visit and see water spigots turn themselves on and off, or feel tiny baby hands touch them when there's no one around. OR ARE THEY? (They probably are.)

Read Full Story: Curbed LA

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ghost shows up in couples selfie at a New Orleans restaurant (video)

ORLEANS -- New Orleans is no stranger to hauntings.  A couple from West Virginia found this out during a visit last year.

Ian Wrin and April Russ were visiting New Orleans and ate at Tujague's, the city's second-oldest restaurant.

"(Ian and April) were dining here and they took a selfie," said Poppy Tooker, author and Radio Host of Louisiana Eats. "When they got home and looked through the photographs, they noticed something hovering over the diners behind them, with a glowing orb and thought...what is that?!"

In the Begue Room, there are no windows or doors for a reflection to appear, according to Tooker.

"That's Julian Eltinge!  That's Tujague's cross-dressing ghost," Tooker said.

According to Tooker, who spoke to WGNO:

This ghost story begins with famous actor of the stage and screen, Julian Eltinge.  Eltinge starred alongside Rudolph Valentino in the silent film, "Aisle of Love", and even had his own cosmetics line.  Tooker said that Eltinge was a cross-dresser, whose alter ego was Vesta Tilley.

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Man reportedly photographs ghost at Texas Museum

Man Snaps Photo at Fort Worth Museum with Mystery Creature. Ghost? Demon? (2)Do you enjoy sleeping soundly? Do you close your eyes and not have visions of ghosts and demons hanging around playing children?

Let’s change that.This photo appeared on Reddit some time ago, but the mystery is still unsolved.

Kevin Brown was at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History with his niece, two nephews and an iPad. While they were playing in the kids-only grocery store exhibit, Brown snapped some photos.

When they got home, his niece was looking through the photos when she asked Brown what the hell is in the background of one (she probably didn’t use exactly those words).

“That is the first time in my life I’ve actually had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It freaked me out. It freaked (my niece) out,” Brown says.

Is it less creepy when it's lightened? No. And look at those hands.

Is it less creepy when it's lightened? No. And look at those hands.The image in the background of the photo could be a number of things. Other Redditors have lightened the photo and examined it, with some deciding it's just a woman and others confirming it’s a child-eating demon.

Brown isn’t so sure.

“I’m positive I would have noticed something like that and it was strange. It wasn’t noticed until we looked at the pictures,” he says. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Do Pets have an afterlife ?? (video)

Mysterious creak on the staircase? Warm spot on your bed? Dog tags jangling when you’re all alone? Sensation of a phantom paw on your shoulder? Could be a ghost dog!

Maybe your beloved pet has passed away, or you’re standing upon an ancient dog run/burial ground. Maybe unbeknownst to you, your house was built on an old abandoned pet cemetery or you’re spending the night in an ancient castle turned bed and breakfast. Whatever the case may be, you’re experiencing paranormal pup activity and no surprise, these phantom pup sightings have been reported nationwide and around the world. People have witnessed ghost dogs going on ghost walks, felt the spirits of dogs long passed looking for scraps under the table and seen paranormal pooch energies resting peacefully in their old favorite spot by the fire.

So if you think you’ve seen the ghost or spirit of a dog, don’t feel crazy! You’re not alone.

Some say your pet dogs come back to visit you from beyond to make sure you’re okay, and to let you know they’re still watching over you. This can be a great comfort, especially if your pet has been taken from you suddenly, and you’re still grieving painfully.

Then usually, after your ghost pet visits you, they move on to their next life, and they’re not seen again.
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North Carolina Governor still haunts Executive Mansion

In April of 1891, Gov. Daniel G. Fowle complained of sudden indigestion, a fierce malady that sent the stout and mustachioed statesman to his custom-made bed.

He rested there until shortly before midnight, when he frantically pressed the electric button to summon his family – once, twice and then a third time.

“I feel faint,” he gasped, head dropping fatally to his pillow.

News of the governor’s death spread quickly across Raleigh, reaching the Capital Club at 1 a.m., where it cast a gloom over the merriment of the Domino Ball. “The notes of the music were hushed,” the N&O reported, “and the revelers with awe-stricken faces stopped their gayeties.”

But Fowle’s spirit never truly shook free of Raleigh, nor the Executive Mansion he was the first to occupy, nor the ornate wooden bed he had specially fashioned for his stockinged feet. His
ghost has menaced at least two governors since he expired in that place of power, a political haunt who died with his work unfinished.

“There’s a knock at the mansion and it isn’t at the front door,” wrote Gov. Bob Scott in 1970. “It’s not the water pipes, either. While I don’t believe in ghosts, someone speculated that it just might be Governor Fowle on the prowl.”

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dress shop ghost has become 'valuable member of staff'

Katy, inside her haunted shop

Katy Duplock regularly hears thuds from empty rooms within the store and has seen a "strange mist" in the air where human bones believed to belong to a young girl were once discovered. 

A fancy dress shop owner has told of how one of her most valuable members of staff is a GHOST who helps find missing items. 

Katy Duplock, 39, regularly hears thuds from empty rooms within the store, and has seen a "strange mist" in the air over a spot in the cellar where, according to local legend, human bones believed to belong to a young girl were once discovered. 

But Katy believes the spook – who has been named Sarah – is friendly, adding that she is a " valuable member of staff ". 

She said: "Whenever we lose something, we ask Sarah to help find it, and minutes later there it is. 
"I'm sure she's friendly so it doesn't bother me. She's never hurt anyone before so I don't see why she would now." 
Katy, who owns The Party Shop in Mold, Flintshire, only recalls one experience where she felt afraid.

She said: "I was down in the cellar and saw a mist form over where the bones were found. 
"I thought I had something in my eye, but I rubbed it and the mist was still there. 

"I asked her to go away because it was freaking me out and the mist vanished." 

The legend of the haunted shop is well known within in the town, with number of locals claiming to have seen a young girl's face peering out of one of the shop's upstairs windows. 

Read Full Story: Mirrior UK 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Did a truck driver photograph a ghost in a tunnel in Ireland

A lorry driver claims to have caught the ghost of a drowned man wandering into a tunnel in Cork, IrelandA lorry driver claims to have caught the ghost of a drowned man wandering into a tunnel during rush hour.

Stephen Smyth was taking pictures as he travelled through Cork, Ireland, with colleague George Furst.

But, after checking one of the photographs, the duo spotted what they believe could be ghostly figure.

Mr Furst, 45, said: 'When we looked at the picture Stephen suddenly said: "What the hell is that?"

'I couldn't believe my eyes - it looked like an old man wearing an old tweed coat walking down the road into the tunnel.
'What was so striking was that it was a busy road and he wasn't looking behind him or paying any attention to any of the cars. 

'In fact, we must have driven right through him just after the picture was taken.'
Stephen Smyth and George Furst spotted the figure, who appears to be wearing tweed, after checking one of their photographsThe duo believe the apparition could be someone who drowned in the nearby River Lee. 

Mr Furst said: 'The tunnel isn't that old so it's unlikely that it is someone who died in the tunnel.He looks a bit like a butler to me, possibly from the Downton Abbey period.'
'He looks a bit like a butler to me, possibly from the Downton Abbey period, as if he has left a nearby manor house and gone for a walk and drowned in the river.' 

Mr Furst, who is originally from Liverpool but has lived in Cork for the last eight years, added that he originally wanted to send the picture to his family back in England pretending it was the Mersey tunnel.

Don’t Drive On These 27 Haunted Streets In South Carolina…Or You’ll Regret It

There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds that South Carolina holds a lot of ghosts. It’s one of the oldest states in the United States and therefore there are tons of tragedies and happenings that punctuate its history. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that particularly tragic cases could leave energies behind. If that is the case…we do have a lot going on here, but if you’ve read any one of the number of books pertaining to ghosts and hauntings of South Carolina than this should not surprise you.

I have done the research and have brought to you an entire list of streets, bridges, roads, and dirt roads that you may want to avoid due to what could still be lingering there. In some cases, it’s reported that you  have to stop to see the ghost, but I have heard that even driving down these roads can feel quite eerie.
1. Cobb’s Way- Anderson: It’s said that a ghostly figure that wears a white mask appears to haunt this road. The ghost is believed to be a killer that slaughtered people in the 1500’s.

2.  Cherokee Falls Bridge-Blacksburg: This place is where the Legend of Booger Jim comes from. It’s reported that he died on this bridge in 1979 when his crazy wife, Becca, hung him from the bridge with jumper cables at around 9 p.m. They say if you stop and call his name 3 times you will hear him call back, but you won’t be able to make it out due to the fact that his throat was crushed when he was hung.

3. Rock House Road-Blacksburg: Rock House Road runs alongside King’s Mountain Battleground. It’s said that a long time ago there was a family that lived in a rock house (which still stands and can be toured one day a year.) This family had a daughter who was kept in the cellar during the day as she was different from the rest and at night she would be given a candle by her father who would let her out of the house to roam around. The story says that one night she went farther than normal, her candle went out, and she was found dead. They say if you light a candle in the darkness, her face will appear.

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