09/12/17

Ghost Photo: Shadow Monk

The photo to the left was taken in Ireland’s historic Muckross Abbey. Could the shadowy figure in the background be the ghost of a long-dead friar?

Founded in 1448, Muckross Abbey has a dark and violent past. The abbey was home to Franciscan friars who were repeatedly raided by bands of marauders. The men also suffered from Cromwellian forces. Now, only ruins of the once majestic structure remain.

The graveyard surrounding the abbey has a chilling reputation. One creepy legend speaks of a man who dug up the body of his newly dead wife and feasted on her corpse. Some say Bram Stoker also spent time in the cemetery.

Other odd events at Muckross Abbey include the faint sounds of Gregorian chanting and a general sense of unease.

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09/11/17

7 of Colorado’s Most Haunted Places

Colorado is famous for its snow-peaked mountains, stunning river canyons, and picturesque cities, but legend has it ghosts also call the The Centennial State home. From historic hotels to healing hot springs, here are seven of the most haunted places in Colorado.

Cheesman Park – Denver

Cheesman Park was originally a cemetery, but officials eventually decided the location would be better suited as a park. So in 1893, the governing board hired undertaker E.P. McGovern to move the bodies interred there. Disorganized and greedy, McGovern and his crew cut corners and eventually sunk to the level of grave robbers. Many unknown bodies were still in the ground when construction of the park began in 1902. Approximately 2,000 souls remain there today, and legend has it some haunt their final resting place.

Confused, restless spirits reportedly wander around the cemetery, while disembodied moans and whispers frighten visitors. Tales of mysterious children who play in the dark and intense feelings of dread are also common. People who relax on the grass may find that an unseen force will prevent them from getting up.

Molly Brown House – Denver

Margaret “Molly” Brown is known for surviving the Titanic sinking in 1912. The house she and her husband shared now stands as a museum, and rumor has it the couple is still around.

Guests often smell cigar smoke, which is odd as there’s no smoking allowed in the historical museum. Could it be J.J. Brown enjoying a smoke? Molly Brown’s old room is plagued by cold spots, and her apparition has appeared creeping around corners of the house. The Brown’s daughter, Catherine Ellen, died young, but the blinds in her room reportedly raise and lower on their own.

And it’s not just the Brown family that lurks around the museum. A female apparition in Victorian dress also likes to sit at the dining room table, and even rearrange its chairs. Meanwhile, the face of a grumpy manservant appears in a mirror hanging near the first floor stairs.

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09/6/17

Ghost Photo: Footbridge Phantom

The photo above was taken at Vassals Park in Bristol, England. The property was once part of a handsome estate and is reportedly home to a ghostly monk who died for his faith. Does this picture show the man’s hooded form? Some believe the Duchess of Beaufort, who once resided nearby, also haunts the park.

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09/5/17

Ghost Photo: Street Walker

The photo above comes from a Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) traffic camera. In March, UDOT tweeted:

“We have 1,150 traffic cams throughout the state. Sometimes they catch some unusual things.”

Just what kind of things? Guesses about the blurry figure include everything from ghosts and Sasquatch to aliens and white walkers.

The camera was positioned at Soldier Summit, a mountain pass in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Legend has it many soldiers died while traveling through the area in the 1800s.

What do you make of the image?