07/19/13

5 Haunted Skating Rinks in the U.S.

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Skating rinks and ghosts seem an unlikely combination, but at least five rinks in the U.S. have a haunted reputation. Perhaps the Hockey Pockey is what it’s all about?

Milford Skating Rink, Milford, DE
The Milford Skating Rink has employed dozens since opening its doors in 1982. However, it seems some are reluctant clock out for good. According to the rink’s current owners, skates at the rental counter tumble off their racks and then land right side up on the counter several feet away. The owners believe it is the spirit of a former employee tending to the equipment. Cold spots also plague the rink’s DJ booth, and music blares even when all of the gear is off. A popular DJ manned the booth before dying unexpectedly. Is he responsible for the strange activity?

Skatin’ Place, St. Cloud, MN
Alleged paranormal events at Skatin’ Place include lights that turn on in the middle of the night, arcade games that inexplicably switch on and off, heavy footsteps on the roof, and even face in the air vent. Legend has it a boy died in the marsh near Skatin’ Place before the rink’s construction. However, there’s no proof of his existence.

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09/23/12

Reader Submissions: 5 True Tales of Ghosts and Ghouls

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Here are five true ghost stories submitted from Ghost And Ghouls readers. We’ve got disembodied voices, psychic predictions, and a heartwarming message from beyond. Got a creepy tale of your own? Submit your true ghost story here!

Someone to Watch Over Me
“When my husband and I were first married, we bought a lovely home that was over 60 years old. My husband worked the night shift so I was often home alone. On several occasions, I would be lying in bed and feel someone sit on the bed next to me. I never felt threatened. I told my husband, and of course he thought I was nuts. Some time later, when we were talking with our neighbor, we learned that the original owner of the home had died there. I am convinced that he was watching over me on those nights that my husband couldn’t.”

A Message from Grandma
“During the first Gulf War, I lived in Israel in an area that was hit by missiles three times. I never had any special abilities before the Gulf War, or after the war, but on the first night of the hostilities, my late grandmother came to me in a dream, saying that a missile would land near our home and cause a small amount of damage but no harm to my family. So, unlike most of my neighbors who fled the city when the war started, we stayed put, at home, during the entire war. My grandmother’s prediction came true.”

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09/23/12

Eerie Eateries: 100 Haunted Restaurants in the United States (Illinois – Missouri)

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Here’s the second installment of a four-part series featuring 100 haunted restaurants from across the United States (first part here). Have you visited any of the places on the list?

Illinois

The Country House
A young woman reportedly haunts The Country House Restaurant in Clarendon Hills. Legend has the woman committed suicide sometime in the 1950s and now makes her presence known by opening shutters, moving around pots and pans, and playing music on the jukebox in the middle of the night. People have also spotted the young woman beckoning customers from an upstairs window.

241 55th Street
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
630-325-1444

haunted country house restaurant

One Eleven Main
Galena’s One Eleven Main, once the site of a mortuary and casket-making company, now has a haunting reputation. The executive chef photographed what he believes are three ghosts playing outside the historic restaurant (photo here), and another employee found the name “John” written in sawdust.

111 North Main Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
815.777.8030

haunted one eleven main

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