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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02/1/17

Guest Post: 5 Abandoned Hotels Around the World That Will Give You the Creeps

Enjoy this guest post by blogger and freelance writer, Ashley Williamson!

Hotels are supposed to be teeming with life and human activity. There are, however, hotels around the world that have long been abandoned and have never been refurbished for other uses. These places may be haunted or they may not. Either way, they’re creepy as heck; the desolate ambiance evokes nothing short of spine-chilling fear.

Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino – Bokor Mountains, Cambodia

In the last century, there were many casinos that thrived. There were also casinos that never opened that bear the same creepiness factor. Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino fell into the former and flourished until the 1940s when the area was abandoned due to the Vietnam conflict. The location is believed to be actively haunted by the ghosts of the estimated 1,000 workers that perished while constructing the facility in the 1920s. Today, the spot is a famous tourist attraction. Despite not even being 100 years old, the ruins and decaying state make Bokor Palace appear older than it really is.

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07/24/16

Sleep With Spirits at These 9 Haunted Hotels in Alabama

Ghost dogs, wandering apparitions, and the spirit of a famous outlaw are just a few of the paranormal beings you’ll encounter in these haunted Alabama hotels. Once you check in, you may never check out.

Tutwiler Hotel – Birmingham

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Also known as the Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown, the historic Tutwiler is home to “the knocker,” a disruptive presence that repeatedly raps on sixth-floor guests’ doors. The hotel’s restaurant is also plagued by a mischievous spirit that flicks lights on and off and messes with appliances. One night, the spirit, or spirits, even set a table, complete with a bottle of wine. Some believe the ghost is the hotel’s namesake, Colonel Tutwiler.

Rawls Hotel – Enterprise

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Childish laughter and disembodied footsteps are just two of the sounds said to be caused by Rawls’ resident ghosts. Guests and staff have also spotted children running down the hall, but find no one when they go to investigate. The spirits are apparently particular about decor as one staff member discovered when something kept removing the window treatments he’d selected.

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10/4/15

From the Archives: 25 Chilling Ghost Stories

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Settle in for 25 chilling reads covering everything from Ouija boards to haunted mirrors. Most frightening of all, the stories are TRUE.

Ouija Board Terror

  • Ouija ZozoFriends fool around with a Ouija board and get more than they bargained for. 
  • The Ouija Boy – “We asked it what it wanted. It said it wanted my soul.”
  • Ouija PossessionA teen experiments with a Ouija board and is never the same.
  • Ouija Board Evil – Ouija-board fun turns to terror when an evil spirit threatens the users.
  • Ouija Entity – One woman’s terrifying encounters with an evil entity.
  • The Ouija Board – A late-night Ouija board session attracts the attention of a noisy spirit.

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