11/28/17

Ghosts of the Cocoanut Grove Fire

On November 28, 1942, nearly 500 men and women perished in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire. Do their ghosts still haunt the site of the disaster 75 years later?

The Fire

In 1942, Cocoanut Grove was one of Boston’s most popular nightspots. On the night of the fire, more than 1,000 revelers were packed in a building rated for just 460 occupants. Though officials never identified a specific cause, the blaze likely started after a teenage busboy lit a match near one of the nightclub’s decorative palm fronds. In less than a minute, the fire spread across the nightclub’s fabric-covered ceiling, showering patrons with sparks and bits of burning fabric. The fireball then traveled up a narrow stairway to the main level and soon spread to the entire nightclub.

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11/26/17

7 Haunted Places in Minnesota

From slain mobsters to tormented mistresses, Minnesota is full of spirits. Here are seven places to find them in the North Star State.

Lake Julia Sanitarium – Puposky

Like hundreds of sanitariums across the country, Puposky’s Lake Julia is said to be haunted. The 101-year-old facility housed thousands of patients before closing its doors in 1953. Now only the ghosts are remain. Passerby often spot a young girl lingering near a second-floor window, while others witness balls of light gliding down empty corridors.

Forepaugh’s Restaurant – St. Paul

Legend has it former owner Joseph Forepaugh haunts the restaurant bearing his name. His mistress Molly lingers there as well. A pregnant Molly reportedly hanged herself after Joseph’s wife discovered their affair. Now guests and staff hear heavy footsteps on the the third floor, the site of Molly’s suicide. Some diners and servers have also spotted Joseph’s ghost wandering about the restaurant, while Molly is said to appear in photos.

Colfax Cemetery – New London

Taken in Colfax Cemetery, this ghost photo appears to show an apparition of some kind. According to local legend, disembodied screams and sobs plague the area, as well as a pack of hell hounds with vicious red eyes and barks to raise the dead. A grieving mother is also said to roam the desolate country road nearby.

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10/25/17

Ghost Photo: The Haunted Cornfield

A reader writes:

“We’ve been cleaning an abandoned cemetery dating back to the 1800s and captured something in a picture. There’s something in the stump, peeking between the two stones. I’m not sure what to think.

When we started to clean this up, we parked by the road and the electric pole was going crazy. I took a picture of the cemetery from the road and got a fog pic. We also had a lady that is clairvoyant come out, and she got some people to come forward and talked to her. She also took a picture and got a little girl in the corn. Once, I thought I heard someone laughing in the field.”

Send your ghost photos to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!

10/22/17

Ghost Photo: Theater Spirit

Originally posted on Reddit, this photo taken at the Twin City Opera House in McConnellsville, OH appears to show a ghost in an empty chair. The 125-year-old theater is reportedly home to several spirits, including a former usher named Everett Miller. Is that him waiting patiently for the next show?

Got ghost photos? Send them to ghostsghoul@gmail.com.