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London Bridge, Arizona

On 18 April 1968 London Bridge was sold to Robert McCulloch, an American businessman for US$2,460,000. The bridge was dismantled and transported via Long Beach to Lake Havasu City in Arizona where it was re-assembled and has become one of the states top tourist attractions. However, it has been reported that ghostly apparitions, possibly of Londoners have been seen crossing the bridge. Read More »

Manresa Castle, Port Townsend

Built by Charles Eisenbeis, the first mayor of Port Townsend, the impressive 19th century Manresa Castle certainly has a reputation of being haunted and has appeared on several paranormal related television shows, but the authenticity of some of these ghosts has been thrown into question in the following article by Jonathan Martin entitled, Read More »

Mary Lena Brown, Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

Rhode Island has a few cases that were by some considered to involve vampires. One of these suspected vampires was Mercy Lena Brown who died of consumption (tuberculosis) on 18 January 1892, aged 19. Read More »

Michael Jackson's Neverland

On 6 July 2009, The Sun reported on a strange image caught on video at Neverland (formerly Sycamore Valley Ranch), the private home of Michael Jackson who died of cardiac arrest on Thursday 25 June 2009, aged 50 years.  The 2676 acre Neverland was bought by Michael Jackson from William Bone in 1988 and became his own private amusement park, named after the isla Read More »

Mount Misery and Sweet Hollow Road

The Mount Misery area and the nearby Sweet Hollow Road has developed a reputation for being the source of strange experiences and hauntings. Given the number and variety of these reports I suspect many could be categorized as modern myths or urban legends, but as always I would love to hear from anybody who has had genuine experiences here. Read More »

Nancy Levi New England Vampire

The Foster town records dated 14 October 1892 give the following account of the case of Nancy Levi who was died of consumption on 6 April 1827 but was subsequently exhumed and burned in a belief that this could prevent further deaths of the disease in her family. Read More »

Nûñ'yunu'wï, The Stone Man

This is what the old men told me when I was a boy. Once when all the people of the settlement were out in the mountains on a great hunt one man who had gone on ahead climbed to the top of a high ridge and found a large river on the other side. Read More »

Of the Woman Who Loved a Serpent Who Lived in a Lake

The Passamaquoddy people were primarily settled in modern day Maine (USA) and New Brunswick (Canada). The following Passamaquoddy legend was taken from Charles Leland's 'The Algonquin Legends of New England; or, Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot Tribe' (1884) Read More »

The Palatine Light

The Palatine Light is a legendary ghost ship that was said to appear off Block Island (Rhode Island) in New England. When witnessed the ship was seen to burst into flames and sink into the ocean, and was the harbinger of bad weather. Read More »

Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee was originally opened in 1893 by Guido and Charles Pfister, and according to the following Stacey Pressman article entitled 'The haunting of MLB's A-List',  a number of American baseball players seem to have had some strange experiences there. Read More »

Pickens County Courthouse

A mysterious and ghostly tale is told about the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, Alabama. It concerns a supposedly innocent man being lynched, the evidence of which is still there for all to see today. Read More »

Prescott UFO Sighting

Donald Slayton 1

In his book the astronaut Donald Kent “Deke” Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993) reported the following UFO experience whilst test flying a F-51 Mustang. Read More »

Rachel Burton (nee Harris), Vampire of Manchester

Captain Isaac Burton and Rachel Harris (stepdaughter of Esquire Powel) married on March 8, 1789. Unfortunately the marriage did not last long and she died of consumption (Tubercolosis) on 1 February 1790, after which she was considered by some to have become a vampire. Read More »

Red Dog Fox

The Brandywine Creek State Park in northern Delaware near Wilmington is home to appearances of a large dog or fox which is often seen to rise up into the apparition of Gil Thoreau, an outdoorsman. Not much information is known on this creature.

Robert Johnson

The myth of Robert Johnson is an enduring American blues legacy rooted in the hoodoo culture of the Deep South. The basic myth is that Robert sold his sold to the Devil in exchange for his supernatural guitar prowess. (Part of this legend about the Crossroads is examined here). Read More »

Salem Village Parsonage (1692)

Samuel Parris

Salem Village (now Danvers) was settled by European farmers from nearby Salem Town in the 1630's becoming a separate parish in 1672. The Parsonage dated from 1681, and from 1689 when the covenant church was established it was the home of English born Rev Samuel Parris (born 1653 – died 27 February 1720), his family and household slaves. Read More »

Snarly Yow

"Snarly Yow" is the name given to a phantom hound which haunted a section of the National Pike near Turner's Gap (Frederick County). The hound was first mentioned by Madeleine V. Dahlgren in 1882. Her book South Mountain Magic details no less than a dozen sightings of the beast. One account is from a Daniel Mesick, whose father kicked at a huge dog near Dame's Quarter. Read More »

Solebury Mountain

A phantom wolf supposedly haunts this ridge south of New Hope. Information on the wolf is scarce (read non-existent) but I find it interesting that a number of sightings were reported in the last few years of the so-called Yardley Yeti, which despite the name was a dog-like creature, from the region around New Hope.

Sylvan Lake Crash?

The following article entitled 'Did something crash in Sylvan Lake on Monday? Authorities in Forest Lake say they don't know' appeared on the Forest Lake Times website on Tuesday 28 Jult 2009.  It was written by staff writer Jennifer Larson. Read More »

The Bannockburn

Bannockburn

In the days before the Edmund Fitzgerald, the Bannockburn was one of the most famous ships to mysteriously vanish on the Great Lakes. She's one of the more commonly sighted ghost ships of the lakes, often seen struggling through the November storms, a victim of the Witch of November. Read More »

The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

William "Grancer" Harrison (1789-1860) was a successful plantation owner. He had the largest number of slaves in Coffee County. His nickname derives from "Grand-Sir" which he was called by the slaves. He was renowned as somewhat fun-loving man who loved dancing and feasting and would hold dances every Saturday. Read More »

The Double-headed Snake of Newbury

The following poem was wrote by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Far away in the twilight time
Of every people, in every clime,
Dragons and griffins and monsters dire,
Born of water, and air, and fire,
Or nursed, like the Python, in the mud
And ooze of the old Deucalion flood,
Crawl and wriggle and foam with rage, Read More »

The Giants From The West

According to James Mooney in his 'Myths Of The Cherokee’ (Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I.) 'James Wafford*, of the western Cherokee, who was born in Georgia in 1806, says that his grandmother, who must have been born about the middle of the last century, told him that she had beard from the old people that long before her time a party of g Read More »

The Great Leech Of Tlanusi'yï

The following legend is taken from ‘Myths Of The Cherokee’ by James Mooney (Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I.) ’The spot where Valley river joins Hiwassee, at Murphy, in North Carolina, is known among the Cherokees as Tlanusi'yï, "The Leech place," and this is the story they tell of it: Read More »

The Great New England Vampire Panic

Over the last few weeks I have been adding articles about some of the vampires found throughout New England that were associated with tuberculosis deaths. Read More »



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