Haunted locations

Slaughterhouse Canyon

05 August 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

We went on a tour of the western states for our honeymoon, on an impromptu Jeep camping trip. We mostly explored National Parks and historic sites. While we were in the state of Arizona visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time, my wife and I decided to research other attractions in Arizona. I found a list of haunted places in the state, and Slaughterhouse Canyon popped up near the top. The legend goes that a family homesteaded in the canyon many years ago. The father was a prospector and hunter who would leave and be gone for weeks at a time, looking for gold and wild game. One time, however, he failed to return. The children slowly began to starve, and their screams for food began to drive the

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It Followed Me Home From the Cemetery

04 August 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I am from the small town of Lumberton, North Carolina. We have local legend of a ghost that haunts one of the cemeteries here in town. Her name is Clare Townsend. The legend goes that Ms. Townsend was set to wed in 1912; however, she passed on the night before her wedding day. She has been seen walking thru the cemetery at night, wearing her wedding gown. My encounter happened back in 2010. Some friends and I went to the cemetery looking for the ghost. It was an easy trip. Turned right, then left, and the cemetery was there from my apartment. We got out, flashlights in hand and walked thru the cemetery. It took us a while to find her grave, but there it was. A headstone with a

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The Tragedy of Fairytale

03 July 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Pohádka means fairytale in Czech, but it is also the name of a reputedly haunted and cursed location in the Czech Republic. It all began May 1828, when in a nearby village called Strážov, a fire broke out. One house caught fire and a storm blew the hot embers across the roofs of neighboring houses. In the end, 78 houses including the town hall, were destroyed. The villagers wanted to know why why such a horrible event would take place in such an idyllic place and soon they had an answer. Near Pohádka by edge of the forest, was a small hut occupied by a strange old woman. There was talk of her being a witch. This poor old woman was determined to be the culprit and to be the

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Sherman’s Blue Coats

01 July 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I write this experience as a way to possibly relieve long standing stress and fright that I have had to deal with personally since it occurred to me. I would hope that you will be able to respect what happened to me and take it for what its worth. Just know this experience still haunts me to this day, and I have only ever told one other person about this. They believed me, but due to my occupation, urged me to never speak of it in any serious fashion to anyone else. I suppose I am getting a little ahead of myself so I will start from the beginning. For sake of me telling this you can refer to me as “Jack”. I live in a predominantly rural county in

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Watch out! The Black Eyed Kids are about….

22 June 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was just sent this….   Lock those doors good and tight now.

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Mum’s Morgue Horror Stories

20 June 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My mum Is a paramedic, been in the NHS for 30+ years, a well known member of staff. And like her reputation. She is known for her fair share of ghost stories about the old morgue in north west england (not being specific for privacy reasons), which has now been torn down with the rest of the hospital and has a housing estate on it. Her most freaky one has to be when they dropped an expired patient at the morgue. This happened back in the 90s, when the hospital was still used. They had been in the morgue, handing over an expired patient. This next bit of info is important to the story. The ambulance bay was a concrete garage, with one tiny dim light inside and was directly

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A Sobbing Ghost

04 June 2020 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your True Encounters

Langley Castle in Northumberland, England, is now a hotel as well as a fortified medieval castle. Those who know me will know I have a soft spot for haunted hotels and have even put out a book filled with reviews of haunted hotels. Langley Castle is also reputed to have been the inspiration for JK Rowling’s  Moaning Myrtle and Grey Lady, which both haunt Hogwart’s.  That is because it hosts the ghost of the Gray Lady who is regularly seen sobbing uncontrollably as she glides through the corridors towards a high window. She looks back with a tear-stained face, and then jumps and disappears… No one really is quite sure who the ghost is as the obvious candidates can all be ruled out. Reputed to be Maud de Lucy, who

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The Missouri Gargoyle

27 April 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

So my story is from about 10 years ago. We lived in Franklin county, Missouri. My cousin is like my brother and me and him were bored one night and so we decided to go see a movie the town. The theater was only about 6 miles from where we lived. There was a road that we use to take back and forth to the theater to avoid police because we were in our early 20s and it was the time fast and the furious was big and we drove like idiots everywhere. Point being it was a quicker route. So it begins after we leave the theatre. I don’t recall what we went and seen but it wasn’t a horror film that would put us in that head space.

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The Man in the Roadway

22 April 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My senior year of high school I had a job that kept me out until midnight. As I was driving home one night I noticed someone walking beside the road. This is very strange because there was nothing around there for him to be walking to so I paid close attention to him to make sure he didn’t jump in front of me. He was wearing an early 1900s suit with matching suitcase. I continued watching him but he disappeared as soon as I started to pass him. I turned off the radio and sat in silence the rest of the way home. I didn’t believe in ghosts until that night when I saw one.   Submitted by Jordan Michael to weird Darkness and My Haunted Life Too

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Shadow Parishioners at St. Andrews

09 April 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Back in August of 2018, I started a second job at the church I attend. It was a weekend gig cleaning the school and the church. It started off pretty easy. I would come in early on Saturday morning in order to beat everyone there so I could clean without interference and then come in Sunday afternoon. One Sunday afternoon, while cleaning the classrooms, I started hearing what sounded like a large crowd in the hallway. I looked out and saw no one. There were a couple teachers getting stuff ready for the next day, but nothing that justified the noise. This went on and off for the rest of the shift. I got a little spooked and I told my wife about it. She thought that perhaps I was

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Balan-Balan

19 March 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

‘Balan-balan’ as it is known in Sabah (North Borneo) but also known by different names in Southeast Asian countries. It is a nocturnal vampire-like entity that feeds on new mothers’ blood, their babies or someone who is gravely ill. One must remember that most folklore or legends in these countries are handed down by word of mouth from way back when so the stories about how balan-balan feeds on its victims and how it came to exist vary from country to country in Southeast Asia. What I was told, the evil entity came to exist because of a woman who dabbled in black magic. So the story goes, she was startled by someone who walked into her house and saw her perform the ritual by submerging her body in water.

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Bobohizan (Priestess)

17 March 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

(Bobohizan is a female spiritual leader, mediator, medium, advisor and a doctor to cure illnesses in the Kadazan community). My late maternal grand dad had a relative who was a bobohizan (unfortunately I don’t remember her name or her age); we used to call her nenek bobohizan (nenek means grandma). As a spiritual leader, she held a very important role in the village. Often people would come to her house seeking help to cure illness, to seek advise or as a medium between the living and the dead. She lived in a small house surrounded by thick bushes and the only way to get to her house was through the cemetery. She walked with a walking stick and her dog accompanied her wherever she went. Nenek bobohizan came to visit

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The Haunted Students Union

09 March 2020 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

When I was in college, I had got a job working as an administrator of the Student Union at my school. Being that I am an administrator I would have to close the building. This building is on a campus of the oldest school in the state. It was used to draft soldiers for the Union army back in the Civil War. There were stories about people seeing ghostly figures walking up and down the hallway of the rooms on the top floor of the building. And, some other eerie things that would occur. It came down to the point that my boss would use the budget for our division to replace all of the locks. One day I was in the office on my laptop when a man and

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You call them Vampires, I call them Pontianaks

02 March 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

If you ask anyone what a vampire looks like, I’m pretty sure they will tell you. They probably saw one in a movie, stories they heard as a child or they have seen it for themselves. As far as I know, vampires only exist in the western world because I’ve heard about them and watched movies about vampires. I’ve always wondered if vampires and ‘pontianak’ are the same. All I know is they’re blood sucking, evil ghosts! In some parts of South East Asia, people believe that a woman who dies whilst giving birth will come back as a pontianak (perempuan mati beranak in Malay language meaning a woman who died giving birth) and a pontianak isn’t any ghost you would like to mess with. Some people say if you

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The Water Witch

21 February 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This happened when I was nine years old. I’m now 28. Me and my friends Bill, Mark, Ben, were planning a sleepover before school started back up. So we decided it would be Ben’s house. We did what all boys do – watch movies, play video games and pranks. We decided to tell scary stories too. We all told ours except for Ben he started telling his about a woman who lived here like 70 years ago. She was a witch. She had killed her 9 boys in the lake behind their house. She brings them to the lake and drowns them. After that we went to bed about four hours. Later, I heard a sound like snag, drag, snag, drag as if someone was dragging wet clothing. I hit

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