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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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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05/5/17

Reader Submission: Haunted Bedroom

“When I was about 7 years old, I shared a room with my younger brother. One night, we were going to bed. After we turned out the lights and tucked ourselves into our beds, I saw a blue flash above our beds. It stayed for about a few seconds, but it was almost as if my eyes were playing tricks on me. It was almost as if someone had taken a picture and that lingering blob light thing was in front of my face.

At first, I thought it was nothing. However, my brother said out loud in a scared voice ‘Hey, did you see that blue flash?’. I couldn’t believe he saw it too. We have no idea what it was, but we both saw it so I wasn’t imagining things.

Later on in the year in that same room, we were again in bed, and my brother was asleep, but I was lying awake. Out of nowhere, my lunch kit that was on top of my dresser flew off, hit the garbage bin, and then fell to the floor. I was so scared I pulled the covers over my head. I let some time pass hoping whatever it was, was gone. However, later (maybe 30 minutes later) something else fell and hit the floor. To this day, I have no idea what was going on in my room.”

The photo above came from a video on YouTube, not the OP. 

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12/4/16

7 Chillingly Haunted Places in North Dakota

An abandoned hospital, a college dorm, an isolated country road. North Dakota is full of haunted places, here are seven of the most chilling.

San Haven Sanatorium – Dunseith

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Wails from a ghostly infant, dark shadows, mysterious orbs, and apparitions are just a few of the strange things said to occur at the historic San Haven Sanatorium. The 104-year-old hospital once housed tuberculosis patients, as well as mentally impaired men and women. No one’s sure how many people have died at San Haven, though estimates range in the thousands.

Sage Hill Bed and Breakfast – Anamoose

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Sage Hill was once a quaint schoolhouse but is now a charming B&B. And like many historic inns, Sage Hill is reportedly haunted. Legend has a cigar-smoking spirit haunts the 88-year-old building. In 1996, workers tasked with renovating the old schoolhouse noticed the strong scent of a cigar, though no one on the job site was smoking. They also heard eerie moans. Today, guests have experiences of their own. Strange happenings include lights flicking on and off, moving items, and phantom scents.

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