10/1/17

The Ghosts of Yosemite National Park

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On October 1, 1890, Congress established Yosemite National Park. Exactly 127 years later, the park remains a major attraction, drawing more than 3.7 million visitors each year. Legend has it a few ghosts enjoy the site as well.

Ghost Wind

Yosemite is home to a number of breathtaking waterfalls, but the Miwok Indians believe a dark force stalks the men and women who come to marvel at the water’s beauty. Legend has it an evil wind known as Po-ho-no flows over the falls and lures unwary visitors to the edge. Once a person gets too close, the wind rushes over and sends the visitor hurtling over the falls.

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09/30/17

Ghost Photo: Phantom Pilgrim

A reader writes:

“My girlfriend and I went on a ghost history tour of downtown Plymouth, MA. The first stop on the tour was a memorial located at the burial site of many pilgrims from the 1600s. My girlfriend took a picture in the direction of the monument and captured a ghostly figure in the foreground. I would love for someone to look at this picture, as I cannot explain what it is.

To us, it looks like a woman standing to the side. It’s a pretty clear figure. There is not a head visible though. I have had many friends look at it and I get the same reaction from all of them. I can assure you this picture is real and 100% authentic.”

What do you think of the photo? Could the figure be a pilgrim’s ghost? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Have you captured a ghost on camera? Send your photos to ghostsghoul@gmail.com. 

09/26/17

Ghost Photo: The Nun in the Window

This video still seems to show a sullen figure staring out the window of an old convent. Could it be the ghost of a former nun?

The Claremorris convent in Mayo County, Ireland opened in 1876 and was demolished earlier this year. Frame Productions filmed the building’s demolition, and it wasn’t long before viewers noticed the strange figure in the window. Check out the video here.

What do you think of the photo?

Have you caught a ghost on camera? Send your creepy pics to ghostsghoul@gmail.com! 

09/25/17

Ghosts of the Queen Mary

On May 27, 1936, the RMS Queen Mary set sail from Southampton, England, completing her maiden voyage in New York just a few days later. For the next three years, the ship was the height of luxury, transporting such notable passengers as Clark Cable, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor, and Winston Churchill. Its elaborate facilities included two indoor swimming pools, beauty salons, libraries, tennis courts, and more. However, the luxurious amenities didn’t last.

In 1939, the Queen Mary was stripped down and began service as a World War II troop transport ship. For the next eight years, the ship hauled tens of thousands of servicemen across the sea, earning the nickname the Grey Ghost due to its color and speed. After the war ended, the Queen Mary was refitted for passenger travel and again served as a luxury liner until retiring from service in 1967.

Now permanently moored in Long Beach, California, the Queen Mary serves as a popular tourist attraction, complete with restaurants, a museum, and a hotel. Legend has it the historic ship is also haunted by the men, women, and children who died aboard.

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