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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07/18/17

Greenville’s Haunted Herdklotz Park

Between 1930 and the early 1950s, the Greenville County Tuberculosis Hospital treated hundreds of patients suffering from tuberculosis. Several patients succumbed to the deadly disease, though it’s not clear just how many never made it home.

After closing for good sometime in the 1950s, the South Carolina hospital sat largely abandoned until a fire ravaged the building in 2002. Before its fiery demise, people exploring the old building claimed to hear screams, sobs, and footsteps pounding down empty halls. And locals say the ghosts are still there.

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