“Thousands Dead,” “Hundreds Missing,” “Entire City Gone.” Natural disasters are synonymous with death and destruction, but when coverage wanes and the initial shock wears off, other, more unusual, stories emerge: tales of ghosts. Here are 10 natural disasters, some modern and some not, that reportedly left hauntings in their wake.
After writing about the ghosts that reportedly haunt Japan’s tsunami-stricken regions, I began wondering about the sites of other natural disasters. For instance, did paranormal reports spike after the devastating tsunami in 2004 or after Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans in 2005? As it turns out, the answer is yes. Here are four recent natural disasters and the ghost tales that followed.