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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12/30/16

7 Horrifyingly Haunted Places in Arkansas

Historic hotels, isolated tracks, a revered battlefield. Arkansas is full of haunted places. Here are seven of the most chilling. Pay them a visit, if you dare.

1886 Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs

Often called “the most haunted hotel in America,” the Crescent Hotel is reportedly home to several spirits. Guests have spotted apparitions in Room 202 and 218, while a man with a moustache is said to haunt the bar. This photo shows what appears to be a ghostly bellman walking through the wall. Other spirits include a ghostly nurse who once roamed the property when it was a cancer treatment center.

Railroad Tracks – Gurdon

Residents of Gurdon say a mysterious ball of light appears near the railroad tracks in a wooded area of town. Sometimes blue or green, other times white or orange, the Gurdon light bobs along the tracks before abruptly winking out. Legend has it the light emits from a lantern carried by a railroad worker’s ghost. It seems the worker fell into the path of a train and is now searching for his severed head.

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12/18/16

7 Haunted Places in Nebraska

A vengeful brother, a faceless adulterer, a pack of ill-tempered albinos. Nebraska is home to several terrifying spirits. Here are seven places to find them.

Seven Sisters Road (Road L) – Nebraska haunted road nebraska

The gruesome legend goes like this: a man got into a terrible argument with each of his seven sisters. In a rage, the man then led his sisters, one by one, to separate trees near their home and hanged them to death. Now, travelers on the road report all sorts strange activity, including failing headlights, stalling engines, and screams that echo in the night.

The Speakeasy – Holdrege

Legend has it a ghost named Faceless Fred haunts the Speakeasy restaurant in Holdrege. During the Gold Rush, Fred was a married man who preferred the company of other women to that of his wife, Jane. The furious Jane eventually got revenge by killing the straying Fred and slicing off his face. The murder reportedly happened where the Speakeasy now stands, and today Fred makes his presence known by hurling pots and pans to the floor and trailing after pretty young waitresses.

Robber’s Cave – Lincoln

Originally known as Pahuk Bluff, Robber’s Cave was once a sacred meeting site for the Pawnee Indians. Perhaps that’s why residents heard chants and the beating of drums, long after the Indians were gone. Reports of screams, moans, and muffled voices were also common. The cave was sealed for several years, but now Blue Blood Brewery sits over the entrance and offers tours to the curious.

Forest Lawn Cemetery Chapel – Omaha

A large black mass reportedly haunts the historic chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Those who spot the shadowy being feel horribly ill and notice an odd tingling sensation, as if electricity is coursing through their bodies. One investigator recorded an EVP ordering her to “get out.”

Olde Main Street Inn – Chadron

A pair of ghostly siblings named Anna and Jack reportedly haunt Chadron’s historic Olde Main Street Inn. Odd events include slamming doors, disembodied footsteps, and water glasses that move on their own. Legend has it Anna occasionally appears in a bright red satin dress.

Hummel Park – Omaha

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A haunted park isn’t unheard of, but Hummel is in a league of its own. Depending on who you ask, Hummel is terrorized by phantom lights, Satan worshipers, or a pack of evil albinos. And that’s not counting the “Stairway to Hell,” a set of steps that changes form depending on who’s walking up or down. Visitors also hear screams and moans in the middle of the night.

Witch’s Bridge – Grand Island

The notorious “Witch’s Bridge” is reportedly haunted by a woman burned at the stake for witchcraft. Legend has it that an evil force causes cars to stall on the bridge, and that stranded motorists hear a woman sobbing. Locals have also noted the unusually high number of accidents on the old bridge.