12/7/16

Reader Submission: Motion Pictures

“When I was kid, I slept in my grandmother’s room. She loves to keep lots of photos of everyone in the family. In fact, there is a whole wall just covered with pictures of my uncle, cousins, aunts, great great grandparents, my sister, and my mother and father. None of the photos themselves are creepy, but what they did is.

I have always had trouble falling asleep, so sometimes I stare into the dark and think. One night, when I looked at the pictures, I saw that the people in the photos were moving. I saw them bouncing the babies they’d been holding and laughing like they’d just been told a joke. I remember them all moving very slowly, and they seemed to move very stiffly, kind of like a poorly made claymation movie.

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12/4/16

7 Chillingly Haunted Places in North Dakota

An abandoned hospital, a college dorm, an isolated country road. North Dakota is full of haunted places, here are seven of the most chilling.

San Haven Sanatorium – Dunseith

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Wails from a ghostly infant, dark shadows, mysterious orbs, and apparitions are just a few of the strange things said to occur at the historic San Haven Sanatorium. The 104-year-old hospital once housed tuberculosis patients, as well as mentally impaired men and women. No one’s sure how many people have died at San Haven, though estimates range in the thousands.

Sage Hill Bed and Breakfast – Anamoose

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Sage Hill was once a quaint schoolhouse but is now a charming B&B. And like many historic inns, Sage Hill is reportedly haunted. Legend has a cigar-smoking spirit haunts the 88-year-old building. In 1996, workers tasked with renovating the old schoolhouse noticed the strong scent of a cigar, though no one on the job site was smoking. They also heard eerie moans. Today, guests have experiences of their own. Strange happenings include lights flicking on and off, moving items, and phantom scents.

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11/5/16

Reader Submission: The Phone Call

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“A good friend of mine passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. He worked at my gym, so I went there the next day to stretch and exercise, as well as mourn his loss.

That day at the gym, I received two phone calls a few minutes apart. They were from an unknown caller, and I heard only two beeping sounds. My mom, who is very superstitious, mentioned that I should watch for signs of contact from my friend. I thought this was silly, but still could not help wondering if the calls were some sort of attempt to contact me.

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10/22/16

Reader Submission: The Gardener

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“About five years ago, I purchased two cottages adjacent to each other in one garden. They’re in a small hamlet called ‘Les Granges’ located on the outskirts of a rural village called St. Dizier Leyrenne in the Limousin region of central France. My main intention was to develop the properties for holiday lettings.

I began to renovate the houses, and it was during this time whilst installing a new window, I caught a glimpse of an elderly man in overalls and a straw hat.

Intrigued by his presence and his unknown identity, I proceeded downstairs through the cottage and exited, into the garden, and to my amazement he had curiously disappeared. I patrolled around the perimeter of my garden, but not a soul was to be seen.

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