07/18/17

Greenville’s Haunted Herdklotz Park

Between 1930 and the early 1950s, the Greenville County Tuberculosis Hospital treated hundreds of patients suffering from tuberculosis. Several patients succumbed to the deadly disease, though it’s not clear just how many never made it home.

After closing for good sometime in the 1950s, the South Carolina hospital sat largely abandoned until a fire ravaged the building in 2002. Before its fiery demise, people exploring the old building claimed to hear screams, sobs, and footsteps pounding down empty halls. And locals say the ghosts are still there.

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07/16/17

Is South Carolina’s Most Infamous Lake Haunted?

In 1994, South Carolina’s John D. Lake became the site of an infamous murder, and a horrific accident followed just two years later. Now, some locals say ghosts lurk near the water.

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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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05/1/17

Ghosts of the Scofield Mine Disaster

On May 1, 1900, an explosion tore through the Winters Quarter mine near Scofield, Utah. At least 200 men died in the Scofield Mine disaster, some from the explosion, others from the suffocating gases that followed. The accident left 107 widows and 268 fatherless children, and it wasn’t long before terrified miners began reporting ghosts.

On January 19, 1901, Montana’s Anaconda Standard published the following:

“A headless ghost has been the cause of a great deal of trouble for the Pleasant Valley Coal company in its Winter Quarter mine in Utah. It has frequently been seen by the miners in the various drifts. It walks about the mine at all seasons, and no one knows when he will meet him or glance over his shoulder to see the headless one standing close behind him. The miners, most of whom are Slavs and Hungarians, are so frightened by its presence and by certain supernatural noises and manifestations that several times they have been on the point of stopping work.”

It seems the paranormal activity wasn’t limited to the mine. On February 3, 1901, The Salt Lake Herald published an article about eerie lights in the nearby Scofield cemetery.

“It is stated that blue lights are to be seen any dark night in the cemetery, and that many of the miners are of the opinion that these lights are the ghosts of the dead miners. And, furthermore, at a certain hour every day, from 12 to 2 o’clock, crackings and hissings are to be heard in the mine and many of the men refuse to work in the mine during that period.”

Believe or not, strange sounds continue to this day. Visitors camping near the mine report hearing crying, moaning, and shouts from unseen people. Some speculate it’s the voices of the victims’ widows, weeping for the dead and all that they lost. Others blame the eerie sounds on the wind or people camping nearby. What do you think? Do the ghosts of the Scofield Mine disaster linger on, exactly 117 years later?