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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02/1/17

Guest Post: 5 Abandoned Hotels Around the World That Will Give You the Creeps

Enjoy this guest post by blogger and freelance writer, Ashley Williamson!

Hotels are supposed to be teeming with life and human activity. There are, however, hotels around the world that have long been abandoned and have never been refurbished for other uses. These places may be haunted or they may not. Either way, they’re creepy as heck; the desolate ambiance evokes nothing short of spine-chilling fear.

Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino – Bokor Mountains, Cambodia

In the last century, there were many casinos that thrived. There were also casinos that never opened that bear the same creepiness factor. Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino fell into the former and flourished until the 1940s when the area was abandoned due to the Vietnam conflict. The location is believed to be actively haunted by the ghosts of the estimated 1,000 workers that perished while constructing the facility in the 1920s. Today, the spot is a famous tourist attraction. Despite not even being 100 years old, the ruins and decaying state make Bokor Palace appear older than it really is.

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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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01/6/17

Ghost Queens: Anne of Cleves

On January 6, 1540, King Henry VIII reluctantly married his fourth wife, the German Anne of Cleves. Though Henry had been smitten by Anne’s portrait, he was not smitten by her appearance in person.

“She is nothing so fair as she hath been reported,” the surly king complained.

After just six months of marriage, Henry requested an annulment on the grounds that the union had never been consummated. Anne agreed to the request, and a grateful Henry gave her a generous settlement and thereafter called Anne “the King’s Beloved Sister.” Now, more than 475 years after the ill-fated marriage, ghosts reportedly walk properties bearing Anne’s name.

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