The Elgin Mental Hospital Cemetery

13 January 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I heard about abandoned Elgin Mental hospital cemetery online and I read stories about hearing old hound dogs and chains from the former grounds keeper. I also heard that there are three bodies to every grave and have seen websites been were forced to remove this information. I’ve even seen websites saying that no cemetery exists. Well, if you have seen my independent film “Whom I Fear”, that is the cemetery. One day my then fiancée, (now wife), and I went driving around to find this cemetery. (A year before I filmed the movie there). We actually had to drive around the Elgin mental hospital and ask about 25 people where it was located. It took forever. Hours went by and 24 of those 25 people said there isn’t one.

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Cedar Rapids Paranormal Investigator Writes Book About Her Creepy Experiences

08 March 2018 | Creepy places, Your Stories

Katie Hopkins was just 10 years old when she saw her first spirit. The longtime Cedar Rapids area resident was in the home of her neighbor, who had recently died. Hopkins said she and some others were in the basement of the home when she looked and “saw this guy rocking in a rocking chair.” “It was a quick, brief moment,” Hopkins said. “That was the first thing I can really remember being my first paranormal experience.” That encounter would be her first, but far from her last. Now Hopkins, a 30-year-old admissions adviser at Kaplan University, has chronicled her experiences with the paranormal in her recently published book, “‘Seeing’ Spirits: Opening the Empathic Door.” Hopkins said there are lots of books on the paranormal out there and she’s read

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St. Albans Sanatorium: The Most Haunted Location In America?

14 February 2018 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

St. Albans Sanatorium, located in Radford, VA, shut its doors in the early 1990s after a century of abuse and terror. Actually, the terror began even earlier, during the American colonial period when the Draper’s Meadow Massacre occurred on the very site that would one day be a boy’s school and later a mental hospital. It seems that almost every city and town the world over has some claim to paranormal fame. But, few could come close to matching the amount of ghostly activity that has been recorded and reported at the haunted St. Albans, one of the most haunted places in Virginia and, perhaps, the entire country. Over more than 100 years, St. Albans was the site of severe emotional and physical abuse of patients and the numerous suicides it led to. Even when it was a boy’s

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Ghostly Attraction? Eleven Things That Could Possibly Attract A Ghost

02 February 2018 | January 2018, Your Stories

Ghosts are believed to be spirits which haven’t found their true place in the cosmos. They are known to be trapped in between two worlds either because of some unfinished business or because they suffered something so brutal that the soul broke and could not move to the beyond. These spirits, which are trapped in this world, then haunt the places where they see weakness in hopes of revenge. Negative energy lures them closer and the following things are believed to hold an extremely strong attraction for a spirit which has lost its way. Click here to learn the things that ghosts are attracted to. Have you tried these great #paranormal books from G. Michael Vasey? If you’re looking for true tales of the paranormal to keep you chilled throughout this harsh

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Haunted Places You’d Never Want To Visit…

23 January 2018 | Your Stories

What is it about a location that makes it haunted? A gruesome murder? A bloody historical event? Drama? Intrigue? In this world there are many places that reputedly give people chills… this article is all about those places. Read on if you dare… 1. St. George’s Church Located in the Czech Republic, St. George’s Church is a beautiful monument that’s fallen into disrepair. As the paint started to peel and the windows fell out, the local city council wanted someone to do something with the building. Artist Jakub Hadrava had a bizarre idea: He’d fill up the pews with ghosts. There’s not really a grand artistic statement, by the way. Hadrava simply decided to make this church into one of the creepiest places on the planet. He received a commission on

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Halloween Haunts #2: The Very Essence Of Evil That Lurks in Alabama

28 October 2016 | Audible Activity, Creepy places, Haunted houses, Haunted locations, October 2016

If you’re ever travelling through Alabama during your vacation time… you may find yourself face-to-face with the very essence of evil. A place called Sloss Furnaces. This dark, and grisly place, from 1882 to 1971, transformed coal and ore from surrounding acres into the hard steel that would pave the way for industy. From skyscrapers in New York to cars being built in Detroit, America came to rely on Sloss Furnaces for providing materials needed to produce thousands of products.  But this success came at a dangerously high price… In the early 1900’s, James “Slag” Wormwood, was foreman of the “Graveyard Shift”, the period between sunset and sunrise, where a crew of nearly one hundred and fifty workers toiled to keep the furnace fed. During the summer months, temperatures throughout

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Halloween Haunts #1: The Most Haunted Hospital in America The Beautiful?

27 October 2016 | Creepy places, Haunted houses, Haunted locations, October 2016

With Halloween just around the corner… for your terrifying pleasure, we are highlighting some of the most unknown haunted locations in the United States. Over the next few days, we will be sharing creepy places… some of which may be in your locality. Today, we are going to look at Los Angeles. The city of Hollywood. A city that has its fair share of horrors, but this horrific hospital is one place you wouldn’t want to visit in the middle of the night alone… The Linda Vista Community Hospital, located in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, originally opened as the Santa Fe Coastlines Hospital.  Built in 1904 at a cost of $147,000 and opening in 1905, the hospital was used as the main medical facility in the area

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The Demon Who Wouldn’t Let Go

24 October 2016 | Creepy places, October 2016, Your Stories

My friends and I used to dabble with the occult. We would light candles in graveyards to try and summon ghosts, said the Lord’s Prayer backwards at midnight in front of a mirror, prayed to the Devil on Halloween. We just thought it was a bit of fun, we didn’t ever believe in any of it. One night my friends brought a Ouija board around the house. We didn’t expect it to work, and just toyed with it. We were all shocked when it started working. A spirit came to us, but wouldn’t tell us its name. It started ignoring questions from others—and only answering my questions. It told me that it was my “friend” and started to believe that this entity wanted to be good to me. It made

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The Brewster Project Poltergeist, Detroit, MI

26 July 2016 | Creepy places, Your Stories

A few years ago I was at a friend’s house with a few other buddies, at around 4am in the morning we decided to go to bed and get some sleep. I was in the Brewster Projects in Detroit, don’t know if it has to do with anything but the building is probably around 70, or 80 years old. Anyway we’re all in the same room trying to get some sleep, everything seemed fine. The Brewster Projects were considered to be one of the more dangerous places in Detroit—but nothing ever happened to me when I was there visiting friends. As I drifting off, I felt something tapping me. I ignored it, I just thought it was one of my friends trying to bother me. Awake and getting pissed off

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The Paranormal House of Uncle Bud

26 April 2016 | April 2016, Your True Encounters

The first time my Uncle Bud felt anything was the week he moved in, he says she was taking a shower and all of a sudden felt as if he was being watched, so he jumped out got dressed and went downstairs to see if someone had come into the house while he was showering. He saw nothing. A few weeks later he was spending time with his girlfriend when they heard footsteps on the stairs. They described them as heavy footsteps, and even went so far as to turn their music down to hear them. My uncle thought it must be the house settling—but he admitted that he had never heard anything like it in his life. The steps went on for about two hours, off and on. A

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Don’t Go Into That Old Warehouse… We Did… And We Shouldn’t Have

03 March 2016 | February 2016

After hearing that there was an old warehouse outside of town, six of my friends and I decided to go out there and see what we could find. We all had an interest in the paranormal, and this was a good opportunity to see something. We arrived at the site and went through the first three buildings really just having a good time. We entered the fourth building and the walls were covered in graffiti, quite strange graffiti really. After being in there for a while, pieces of concrete started to fall, or so we thought. We later realized that it was rocks that were hitting the wall before the ground, which lead us to the conclusion that they were being thrown. It was at this point that we got

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