Haunted by Wife’s Ghost


The following article comes from the New York Sun, September 20, 1907.

Appeal of Man Who Wants to Take Her Body From Potter’s Field.

NEW YORK – Explaining that for two years he had been haunted by his wife’s ghost, John Crane, a laborer, of 261 East 71st street, yesterday appealed to Coroner Harburger to assist him. His wife committed suicide In 1905 by jumping into the East River.

When the body was recovered, Crane was sent for, but he denied knowing the woman. He told Coroner Harburger that he had refused to make the identification, owing to the gossip of his neighbors, who had said he was really glad to get rid of his wife because he wanted to marry a younger woman.

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Reader Submission: Last Dance


“There’s a canal near me that is only accessible by foot or bike because it’s a protected area for mangrove tree saplings. To get there, I have to walk or ride a mile, but it’s worth it as the canal has some of the best fishing in the area.

One morning, I drove my truck there. It was around 6 a.m., and though the sun hadn’t risen, I could see a glow on the horizon. I loaded my gear on my modified fishing bike and took off down on the dirt road.

About 3/4 of the way down, I saw the intrusion dam control tower which was surround by a fence. I also noticed what I thought was a large, white plastic bag hanging from the top of the fence. I stopped my bike and grumbled about idiots who litter. I started to peddle my bike towards the ‘garbage bag,’ and that’s when things got freaky!

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Reader Submission: Figure in the Field

farm at night

“I live in South Africa, and this is where my story takes place.

Me and a friend of mine, whose name is Barend, were traveling through the countryside on our way to a small town called Delareyville. We were used to small towns and country areas as we grew up there. However, I had never experienced anything like this.

As we were driving, bad luck struck us like a hot iron and both tires on the left side went flat (his car was a piece of junk). We were soon on the side of the road, at 2 a.m., with only the full moon to light the area around us. There was no civilization nearby, only local farm houses far away. So I decided to leave Barend with the car and walk on to find any entrance to a local farm. I walked for about 2/3 miles and at last found a gate.

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Reader Submission: The Haunted Flat

demon child

“I would like to share my personal paranormal experience in the apartment where I stayed with my wife and two-year-old son (Sharjah, UAE). Friends, this is not just a story but a real experience.

It was in 2011 that we moved into the apartment, and on the very first day my wife woke up screaming at around 2:00 a.m. saying she saw someone standing near the bedroom door. I just rubbished her, saying this might happen in any new place. After this incident, one or two such incidents kept happening and whenever my wife said something about it I used to either make fun of her or try to convince her it was nothing by saying everything was mere misconceptions.

She often told me incidents like lights getting switched off (the switch itself), TV channels automatically getting changed, that kind of thing. Though I believe in paranormal presences, I did not want to show that as she might get more panicked.

It was during that time my kid started walking and it was during the same period when I myself got scared and understood what really was going on in the house. Since he is our only child, our son used to play alone with his toys, but we slowly realized that he did not seem to be playing alone. We would watch him playing and showing his toys as if there was another person with him. We also noticed that our son often played in one particular place, the spot where my wife claimed she saw someone standing on the very first day of us moving into this apartment.

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