06/18/17

Ghosts of the Antofagasta Mudslide

On June 18, 1991, exactly 26 years ago today, a sudden mudslide swept away large portions of Antofagasta, Chile. More than 100 people died in the disaster, while thousands more were left homeless. And according to a local paper, victims of the disaster continue to haunt Antofagasta and neighboring villages.

In 2005, the newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias of Santiago de Chile reported that residents of Villa Los Salares, a village near Antofagasta that was home to half of the landslide’s victims, hear screams and sobs in the night. There are also tales of a ghost boy, a child in white who wanders the village and passes through solid objects.

“A few weeks ago, I saw a little boy dressed in white, about four years old,” a man named Luis told the paper. “He passed right through the gate without any effort. My oldest son also saw it. He told me that he felt chills, and, when he went to the window, the little boy was staring at him.”

Other eerie events in the village include levitating glasses, disembodied sobs, and floating apparitions. And while the 1991 mudslide was by far the most deadliest, other mudslides have claimed lives in Antofagasta since then.

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06/11/17

Ghost Photo: The Little Spirit

This photo from Reddit’s /r/Ghosts was taken during a ghost tour in The Rocks, Sydney. What do you make of the figure next to the woman? Is it a spirit or something more easily explained?

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05/7/17

5 Creepy Tales of Imaginary Friends

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Imaginary friends. Pretend playmates? Or something more sinister? The five creepy tales below come from Reddit.com and show that imaginary friends aren’t always the stuff of make believe.

The Girl in the Closet

“When my daughter was three she had an imaginary friend named Kelly who lived in her closet. Kelly sat in a little rocking chair while she slept, played with her, etc. Typical imaginary friend shit. Anyway, fast forward two years, the wife and I are watching the new Amityville (the one with Ryan Reynolds) and our daughter walks out right when dead girl goes all black eyed. Far from being disturbed she said ‘That looks like Kelly.’ ‘Kelly who?’ we say ‘You know the dead girl that lived in my closet.'” – Original thread 

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04/29/17

Reader Submission: A Brother’s Visit

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“It was around 6th grade when I was about 11 or 12. My sister and I shared a bedroom, and we had both fallen asleep in the same twin-sized bed. It was around 2:30 a.m. when I randomly woke up and turned to see a shadow at the foot of the bed, facing my way.

It was glowing slightly blue, but very transparent. It was a male who looked anywhere from 19-26 years old. We just stared at each other for a while, eyes completely locked, both of us frozen. I wasn’t scared until I blinked and suddenly he wasn’t there anymore.

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