04/9/17

8 of the Most Haunted Houses in America

From a Southern plantation to a farmhouse in Iowa, America is full of haunted houses. Here are eight of the most frightening.

May-Stringer House – Brooksville, Florida

The 162-year-old May-Stringer House in Brooksville, FL is one of the oldest homes in the area, not to mention the most haunted. Legend has it up to eight ghosts roam the property which is now a historical museum.

Today, guides and paranormal investigators report moving shadows, glowing orbs of light, and the sound of a wailing child. Many believe the child is Jessie Mae, a lost spirit calling out for the mother she never knew. Other ghosts include a former resident, a shooting victim, and an angry spirit known as Mr. Nasty.

Myrtles Plantation – St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation bills itself as one of the most haunted homes in America. Dozens of legends surround the historic property, though the tale of a murderous slave is by far the most famous.

According to popular legend, a slave named Chloe baked an oleander-laced cake and poisoned three members of the prominent Woodruff family: Sarah, the lady of the plantation, and her two daughters. Now the murdered family, and Chloe, reportedly haunted the property.

Today, hand prints and strange “drip” marks appear on a mirror the group haunts, marks that no amount of cleaning can remove. Visitors also report seeing figures in old-fashioned clothing lurking inside the mirror’s warped glass.

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09/7/14

100 Chilling Ghost Photos

I’ve been doing this blog for over two years now, and if there’s one thing my stats are clear about it’s this: people love looking at ghost photos! So, why not give the people what they want? Here are 100 ghost pics from around the world…

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This photo was taken at England’s Hampton Court Palace in 2003 and reportedly shows a ghost standing at the door. – “The Robed Ghost of Hampton Court Palace

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In 1936, photographers from Country Life magazine captured the Brown Lady on camera while visiting Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. Legend has it that the ghost is that of Lady Dorothy Walpole, the second wife of a violent man named Charles Townshend. – “The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Sue Howard Hardy Charleston Ghost Photo

An amateur photographer snapped this photo at St. Philip’s Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. Legend has it that the photo was taken exactly 99 years after the ghost in the picture, Sue Howard Hardy, gave birth to a stillborn baby. – “Charleston Ghost Pictures

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06/3/14

Reader Submission: Camp Terror

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This story was originally published on June 5, 2013

“This happened when I was a camp counselor and canoe instructor at a kids’ camp in central Ontario, Canada in the late 80’s. A couple of things to know about me: I am a very experienced outdoorsman, and I don’t scare easily. Even at the time that this story took place, although I was only 17, I’d already spent many nights alone in the wilderness. I know what sounds the woods make and what animals do what. What we experienced was none of the above.

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04/29/14

Ghost Photo: Sprits at Saddle Horn Bar

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The images above come from the Saddle Horn Bar and Grill in Phoenix, AZ. In 2012, owner Jimmy Olaguez told ABC 15 that his security cameras captured two apparitions on video. The bluish image on the left reportedly shows the ghost a little girl who died in a fall over 80 years ago. The photo on the left shows a strange shadow that hovered behind the bar and then disappeared.

The Saddle Horn is around 100 years old and at least two patrons have been shot and killed there. Olaguez wonders if one of the victims still lurks around the bar today. Current customers complain of pokes and pushes from unseen hands.

Check out the news report below. What do you think of the alleged ghost footage?