12/17/17

Reader Submission: The Haunted Dresser

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“My daughter is a student at Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU). She has her own room along with three other girls who also have their own room. They all share one bathroom. This is a story she told me.

Several times, one of the girls thought she had locked herself out of her room because she couldn’t get inside. Each time, they discovered that her dresser had moved slightly in front of the door, blocking the entrance. They had to push on the door enough for the girl to get inside and move the dresser. That student has since left OWU.

After the student left, my daughter and the other roommate thought they could use the vacant room as a guest room, but the RA wouldn’t allow it. According to my daughter, the RA tried to get into the room with his key but couldn’t. They called a locksmith who came and tried to open the door. Once again, the dresser was against the door on the other side, blocking the entrance.

At first, I thought it was a prank. I figured someone had climbed through the window and moved the dresser in front of the door. The only problem with that theory is that this dorm room is on the third floor. Who, or what, moved that dresser remains a mystery.”

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12/10/17

Ghost Photo: Chloe the Killer Slave

Taken at the famous Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, the photo above allegedly shows the ghost of a killer slave named Chloe. But is it real?

According to popular legend, a slave named Chloe baked an oleander-laced cake and poisoned three members of the prominent Woodruff family: Sarah, the lady of the plantation, and her two daughters, Mary and Cornelia. However, there’s just one problem. There’s no evidence a slave named Chloe ever existed, and the three victims didn’t die of poisoning. One daughter survived well into adulthood, while her sister and mother succumbed to yellow fever.

Like many famously haunted locations, the ghost origin story at the Myrtles Plantation is completely fasle. As for the photo, to me it appears someone took a historical image of a slave and placed into the background of this image.

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11/28/17

Ghosts of the Cocoanut Grove Fire

On November 28, 1942, nearly 500 men and women perished in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire. Do their ghosts still haunt the site of the disaster 75 years later?

The Fire

In 1942, Cocoanut Grove was one of Boston’s most popular nightspots. On the night of the fire, more than 1,000 revelers were packed in a building rated for just 460 occupants. Though officials never identified a specific cause, the blaze likely started after a teenage busboy lit a match near one of the nightclub’s decorative palm fronds. In less than a minute, the fire spread across the nightclub’s fabric-covered ceiling, showering patrons with sparks and bits of burning fabric. The fireball then traveled up a narrow stairway to the main level and soon spread to the entire nightclub.

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11/26/17

7 Haunted Places in Minnesota

From slain mobsters to tormented mistresses, Minnesota is full of spirits. Here are seven places to find them in the North Star State.

Lake Julia Sanitarium – Puposky

Like hundreds of sanitariums across the country, Puposky’s Lake Julia is said to be haunted. The 101-year-old facility housed thousands of patients before closing its doors in 1953. Now only the ghosts are remain. Passerby often spot a young girl lingering near a second-floor window, while others witness balls of light gliding down empty corridors.

Forepaugh’s Restaurant – St. Paul

Legend has it former owner Joseph Forepaugh haunts the restaurant bearing his name. His mistress Molly lingers there as well. A pregnant Molly reportedly hanged herself after Joseph’s wife discovered their affair. Now guests and staff hear heavy footsteps on the the third floor, the site of Molly’s suicide. Some diners and servers have also spotted Joseph’s ghost wandering about the restaurant, while Molly is said to appear in photos.

Colfax Cemetery – New London

Taken in Colfax Cemetery, this ghost photo appears to show an apparition of some kind. According to local legend, disembodied screams and sobs plague the area, as well as a pack of hell hounds with vicious red eyes and barks to raise the dead. A grieving mother is also said to roam the desolate country road nearby.

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