Haunted locations

The Black Eyed Girl of Cannock Chase

21 November 2016 | Black Eyed Kids, Haunted locations

Cannock Chase is a place many have described as tranquil or beautiful. A part of England where few would ever dream of finding anything out of the ordinary. It is a place of dog walkers, fishing and natural life. It also seems to be a place of unnatural death. There have been several terrifying accounts of black-eyed children in the area. And these accounts seem to be becoming more frequent… A mother and daughter were walking through Birches Valley when they heard the screams of a young child. By all accounts they couldn’t tell if it was a boy or a girl, but the child seemed to be in distress and sounded extremely close to them. The two of them turned and ran towards the source of the scream. They

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Poltergeist Terror in South Shields…

18 November 2016 | Haunted locations, Poltergeist

As yesterday’s post was so popular with readers, we thought it would be interesting to share another famous poltergeist account to terrorize you and keep you awake all night. Poltergeist intrusions have always been some of the most fascinating cases in paranormal investigation. From the Enfield Haunting, the Amityville House through to the Monk of Pontefract, much of this activity is well known for being prankish, playful, and—although creepy—it is not particularly harmful. However, there are those cases in which a poltergeist will escalate its activities to a terrifying and intense level, running amok with ever more impressive displays of strength and power. One such case that has become one of the most incredibly potent poltergeist manifestations of all time was a spooky series of events surrounding a young family

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The Statue of Virgin Mary That Caught A Thief

11 November 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

Periodically, we read about religious icons that display some supposed supernatural, paranormal or downright miraculous activity. Statues that cry tears, open their eyes, move around, smile…. you must have read at least one such story? However, I promise you that you have never heard about the statue of the Virgin Mary that caught a thief…. Visitors to the Church of St. James the Greater in the old town of Prague may not actually notice the severed arm hanging from a meat hook as they enter the Church. After all, it isn’t actually the sort of relic you would expect in a Church. However, there is a 400-year old mummified arm hanging from a meathook as you enter the Church if you look carefully. How did it get there? The story

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My Haunted Life Toosdays…. New Episode!

08 November 2016 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, My Haunted Life Toosdays, Your Stories

As a professional voice artist, if you’d like me to voice your projects, you can contact me through my website. I’d love to talk to you. This series is made possible by all of my generous Patreon supporters. Learn more about being a patron by clicking the Patreon button at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com. Do you have a story you’d like to share for a future episode? Tell your tale at http://www.WeirdDarkness.com! “The Screaming Skull” written by G. Michael Vasey https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016… “The Terror of Derbyshire’s Downton Abbey: Undead” written by G. Michael Vasey https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016… “How Long Would You Last In The Hostel?” written by G. Michael Vasey https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016… “The Dead Patient” submitted by Chere Norris https://www.myhauntedlifetoo.com/2016… “Lincoln’s Portent of Doom” written by Troy Taylor http://troytaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2… Music provided by Shadow’s Symphony http://www.facebook.com/shadowssymphony/ All content

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The Terror of Derbyshire’s Downton Abbey: Undead

04 November 2016 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations

If you love Downton Abbey, and you catch all the period dramas you can get your hands on… you may be sold on the idea of living in a Georgian mansion with servants, hunting meets and grand balls. You may even be planning a trip to visit one of the many beautiful estates that scatter the United Kingdom— Chatsworth, Caulke Abbey or even Buckingham Palace. However, if you are traveling through Derbyshire, you may happen to see the ruined shell of Sutton Scarsdale Hall above you as you drive on the freeway. You may be tempted to visit, and visit you can—it’s free. You will park in front of a great ruin and see its splendor and you will want to investigate. Go ahead, but you may want to keep

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The Dead Patient

02 November 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

I had cancer when I was 4 yrs old. At that time, back in 1977, I had one of the rarest forms of cancer in kids. One day, I was wheeled to a room ready to go into surgery. As I was being wheeled in, I saw an old man next to me who had just come out of surgery. I asked him why he was there and he turned to me and said “Oh honey, I had surgery on my heart but I didn’t make it.” He assured me not to worry and told me that I was going to be fine and then he simply faded away. The nurse came in and I asked her “Where did the man go?” And she asked “What man honey? You are

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Fear, Loathing and Terror Inside the Sanitarium

01 November 2016 | Ghost Hunting, Haunted locations

Have you ever been lonely? Ever wondered if you are truly alone? Sometimes the places we visit can be alive with activity—and today’s terrific terror is a place that must have felt lonely, and a place that still feels alive. It’s a sanitarium in Michigan where many lost their lives and, according to some people, it is a place where many patients still reside… beyond the grave. A 45,000 square foot institutional facility made up of a variety of brick buildings, and left in a state of neglect, complete with broken windows, sat in the middle of a well-kept neighborhood. This sanitarium was in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The neighbors hated walking past the building, not because the building was dilapidated—but because they say it gave off an aura. An aura that

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Halloween Haunts #3: The Bodies Rest in a Lake of Death – The Tragedy of Fairytale

31 October 2016 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted houses, Haunted locations

Back in the 16th century, the Pangerl family settled in the beautiful and mountainous Šumava region of Bohemia to farm, eventually building three farm buildings. Little did they know how their decision would eventually result in tragedy. A couple of hundred years later, an old and ugly woman built a shack on the edge of the village of Bradna and moved in. She was a fearsome creature, and it is said that she had teeth like millstones and was so ugly that the local folk avoided meeting her. Slowly, the inevitable rumors began. Strange chanting sounds were often heard by passersby and foul-smelling potions bubbled away in large earthenware pots. It wasn’t long before the villagers suspected the old crone of witchcraft and Satanism. Their fears were finally confirmed when

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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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What Lurks in Brno’s Labyrinth?

24 October 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

Under the Vegetable Market in Brno are a series of tunnels and cellars collectively known as the Brno Labyrinth. You can even take a short-guided tour of these connected cellars. What you will see on the tour are a lot of old cellars that were constructed below what was a very busy market square in the center of Brno. They were used to store produce and to keep that produce fresh for as long as possible. However, that is not all that was stored down there for a certain Countess Amalia, a beautiful and clever lady, would take her lovers’ bodies into the tunnels to hide them there after she had murdered them. There are supposed to have been 13 men knifed to death by this lady who now wanders

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The Hanging Man Of Amarillo

21 October 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

In the mid-1950’s I was traveling with my husband to Amarillo, Texas. It was a nice day, and we were enjoying ourselves. We drove south and to my surprise we passed a man hanging from a tree. He was dressed in a pair of jeans, no shirt, no shoes. It completely caught me by surprise. I asked my husband if he saw it, and he hadn’t. He just thought it was my imagination. I thought that perhaps I’d imagined it too. We arrived in Amarillo, spent six weeks with my family, and then we returned home. We were close to the area where I’d seen the hanging man. We stopped for some dinner, and a rest. My husband and I started talking to one of the waitresses there who told

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The Woman in the Waiting Room.

10 October 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

In November 2011, I took my brother, Greg, to the ER. I was directed to the waiting room while they took an initial look at him. It was very early in the morning, around two or so, and unsurprisingly, no one else was in the waiting room. So I had a seat to wait on until I could go back. I had been sitting for a while when a young woman came in and sat down near me. We smiled at each other and started talking. After a while, a nurse came by, looked over at us and stopped. Looking at me the nurse asked if there was something wrong. I answered, “No, we are just talking” The nurse looked at me as if I was crazy. Then she said

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The Nursing Home From Hell?

03 October 2016 | Audible Activity, Haunted locations, Your Stories

About four years ago, I was working at a nursing home. I worked night shift with three to four other people. Each night we were assigned a hall on which we did rounds every two hours and answered call lights as needed. In our down time between rounds, we usually would sit in the dining hall, which was located right in the middle. For the first couple of months I worked there… nothing happened. I was a bit disappointed and said so one night between rounds. I’d been told detailed stories of things that had happened and was beginning to think people were doing just that, telling stories. When it was time to do rounds again that night, I moved from room to room without any trouble until I got

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The Phantom Gardener

29 September 2016 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

Five years ago I purchased a couple of 18th century houses built next to each other and surrounded by a lovely mature garden. The houses are on the outskirts of a picturesque village called St Dizier Leyrenne, which is located in the Limousin region of France. I purchased the houses with the intention of letting out as rural holiday homes (gites) and this is exactly what I have done. Soon after making my purchase, I spent some considerable time over one summer, renovating both the properties, and it is during this time that I first had a rather strange thing happen. Whilst fitting a new window overlooking the garden, I noticed a man in overalls and a straw hat, he was apparently tending to the flowers and shrubs, being intrigued,

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