08/20/17

7 Haunted Places in West Virginia

A ghostly cow, a dancing child, shadowy beings in the night. Wild and wonderful West Virginia is home to several terrifying spirits. Here are seven places to find them.

West Virginia Penitentiary – Moundsville

The West Virginia Penitentiary is more than 140 years old and once housed 2,400 violent criminals. 85 executions took place on the property, along with suicides, murder, and rape. According to visitors, the prison’s paranormal hot spots include the chapel, the shower cages, death row, a recreational area known as the Sugar Shack, and the site of former hangings. Ghost hunters have also spotted faces in long-abandoned cells and shadowy figures in hallways.

Lowe Hotel – Point Pleasant

Legend has it a number of spirits call the historic Lowe Hotel home. The most famous is a beautiful young woman who dances on the mezzanine between the first and second floors. Other ghosts include a tricycle-riding child on the second floor, a maid and sea captain on the third, and ghostly string quartet in the fourth floor ballroom. Point Pleasant is also home to the infamous Mothman.

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07/6/17

7 Haunted Places in Oklahoma

A rejected maid, a ghostly child, a ghastly woman in white. Oklahoma is home to several terrifying spirits. Here are seven places to find them.

Skirvin Hotel – Oklahoma City

oklahoma city's skirvin hotel

Built in 1911, Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hotel is reportedly haunted by a former maid named Effie. According to local legend, Effie jumped to her death with a baby in her arms after the hotel’s owner and child’s father, W.B. Skirvin, locked her in a room to prevent a scandal. The spurned maid is now said to roam the hotel, slamming doors, peeping at men in the shower, and even propositioning male guests. Guests also report awakening to the sound of a wailing baby.

Oklahoma City Zoo

Legend has it a pale woman with long, black hair lurks inside the behind-the-scenes area of the zoo’s aquatic area. Famed psychic Chip Coffey even stopped by the zoo in 2011 to talk about the rumored haunting. However, many local researchers say the legend is completely unfounded.

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03/11/17

7 Haunted Places in New Hampshire

A former orphanage, a historic cemetery, a castle in ruins. New Hampshire is full of haunted places. Here are seven of the most frightening.

Chase Home – Portsmouth

Once an orphanage and now a place for at-risk youth, Chase Home also harbors the ghost of a former resident, or so the stories go. They say a girl once hanged herself in her room and now wanders the hall late at night. If anyone tries to approach the girl, she runs and disappears. Screams heard in the dead of night are also attributed to the restless spirit.

Pine Hill Cemetery – Hollis

A number of ghosts reportedly haunt the historic Pine Hell Cemetery. Strange activity includes unexplained tapping sounds, disembodied voices, and full-bodied apparitions. Known by locals as Blood Cemetery, Pine Hill is the final resting place to the Blood family. Legend has it the family was murdered, though different dates of death on the family’s headstones easily disprove the tale. Abel Blood, the family patriarch, has a headstone with a finger pointing up towards heaven. Some believe that as night falls over the cemetery, the finger changes position and points down towards hell.

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01/22/17

Connecticut’s Most Haunted: 7 Chilling Places in the Constitution State

An old road, an abandoned sanatorium, a former mine turned prison. Connecticut is full of haunted places. Here are seven of the most chilling.

Union Cemetery – Easton

Often described as the most haunted cemetery in America, Union is home to the White Lady, an infamous ghost that leaps in front of cars and floats among the historic graves. Famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren wrote a book about Union Cemetery, but the White Lady isn’t only spook. A male spirit with glowing red eyes also calls the 400-year-old graveyard home.

Abigail’s Grille & Bar – Weatogue

Formerly Pettibone’s Tavern, Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar is reportedly haunted by Abigail Pettibone, an unfaithful whaler’s wife who met a bloody end at the hands of her husband. Employees and guests have seen apparitions they attribute to Abigail, as well as strange things like candles that light themselves and furniture that moves on its own.

Seaside Sanatorium – Waterford

Seaside Sanatorium was originally built to treat children suffering from tuberculosis. Throughout the years, Seaside also served as a hospital and a home for the mentally impaired. The sanatorium is now reportedly haunted by the patients who perished there. Paranormal activity includes orbs, EVPs, and lights in long-abandoned parts of the old hospital.

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