04/9/17

8 of the Most Haunted Houses in America

From a Southern plantation to a farmhouse in Iowa, America is full of haunted houses. Here are eight of the most frightening.

May-Stringer House – Brooksville, Florida

The 162-year-old May-Stringer House in Brooksville, FL is one of the oldest homes in the area, not to mention the most haunted. Legend has it up to eight ghosts roam the property which is now a historical museum.

Today, guides and paranormal investigators report moving shadows, glowing orbs of light, and the sound of a wailing child. Many believe the child is Jessie Mae, a lost spirit calling out for the mother she never knew. Other ghosts include a former resident, a shooting victim, and an angry spirit known as Mr. Nasty.

Myrtles Plantation – St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation bills itself as one of the most haunted homes in America. Dozens of legends surround the historic property, though the tale of a murderous slave is by far the most famous.

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. Now the murdered family, and Chloe, reportedly haunted the property.

Today, hand prints and strange “drip” marks appear on a mirror the group haunts, marks that no amount of cleaning can remove. Visitors also report seeing figures in old-fashioned clothing lurking inside the mirror’s warped glass.

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04/2/17

Ghost Photo: Tree Spirit

The photos above recently appeared in Reddit’s r/paranormal. The OP writes:

“These photos were taken in quick succession on the night of the abnormally large full moon. By quick succession, I mean approximately two seconds. Being a skeptic, I would have any other time assumed it to be a Photoshop job; but these particular family members are of an older generation that haven’t even heard of the program. The family that captured this photo has a motion-sensor light that is triggered at all hours of the night.”

What do you make of the ghostly figure? See an enlarged image below.

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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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03/9/17

Ghost Photo: Cemetery Shadow Person

Does this photo show a shadow person in Savannah’s Colonial Park Cemetery? The following comes from a reader who sent in the series of images.

“I am including some photos I took in Colonial Park Cemetery last October. Since I used to have a ghost team, I knew to take multiple pictures in different areas. I also looked to make sure there were no people in the camera’s view. You can see a dark shadow person forming and what appears to be two spirits conversing in front of the headstone.”

The 267-year-old cemetery contains over 9,000 graves and is reportedly home to several spirits. Many ghost photos have emerged from Colonial Park throughout the years.