Haunted locations

Creepy Hellfire Caves

20 July 2018 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted locations

On a recent visit to the UK, I was able to visit the Hellfire Caves. These were built by Francis Dashwood and were apparently used by his hellfire club for their activities. Whether these were black magic and satan worship or just a bunch of powerful rich guys mocking the establishment and getting drunk with local prostitutes, we may never actually know. But, the atmosphere in the caves made me feel nauseous and I had a headache for several hours after re-emerging. My sixth sense tells me that there is bad energy in those caves and that it was deliberately made that way. The entrance to the caves menaces like some gothic church out of a horror movie and, as you go down the caves, you are greeted by carvings

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I see Dead People!

15 May 2018 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Yesterday’s post by Nick got me to thinking. When I was growing up, I saw ghosts all of the time. Later in life, I decided to go ahead and shut down that ability as far as possible. But what is it really like to see a ghost? Well, the first thing I would say is there is an atmosphere. It’s like an electrical storm is about to hit. You sense something – some energy – that is forming nearby. It makes the hair on the back of my head stand up on end and it gets my adrenaline flowing. Shortly after that, I used to develop fear. I knew, it knew and I was scared. I now believe that it is the fear that attracts such things and that this

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Dashcam Captures a haunting Figure

12 April 2018 | Bizarre, Ghosts in the news, Haunted locations, Your True Encounters

A few newspapers are reporting the emergence of a strange and haunting video in which a driver is navigating a windy road in the early hours of the morning. They come across a woman walking along the side of the road and simply navigate around her. Then it gets really weird. As they continue around the twists and turns of the road, they meet the very same figure several more times until finally, the figure blocks their path and they make a hurried u turn and getaway. It’s a haunting piece of video…

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We deliver, we cater, we scare……

26 March 2018 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have been working at a local Goodcents subs in my town for almost two years now. This specific store has been experiencing strange phenomenon since before I started my work, coworkers have claimed to be touched, heard their names called, and even seen strange apparitions. I wasn’t a believer until I kept hearing my name being called, though the most horrifying thing happened to me on Easter about a year ago. I was told by management to come in and lay out the bread that would be baked the next day, and reluctantly agreed. No one wanted to come into the store alone. At about seven O’clock that Easter night, I entered the store. It wasn’t so bad, kind of relaxing, or so I thought. I was able to

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The Ghosts of St. Clair’s Defeat

19 March 2018 | Haunted locations, Shadow people, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

There are so many reports from my town and that backstory is the basis of the many paranormal incidents to my family and many other people I have known. But the town itself is maybe perhaps the story that I should start with. “Imagine yourself going past a field on a bright, sunny day and you see women and children dressed in period clothing and you don’t know anything about them. Then imagine so many paranormal events going on around you that you can’t seem to avoid, so it becomes normal for you. As the Bible said of Abel, “his blood crieth up from the ground” and this is what you hear from the many voices groaning and talking around you, where you can’t see anyone. People have witnessed ghosts

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The Ghostly Kids of Ghostly Hollow Road

12 February 2018 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I grew up in a small town in Illinois. When I was a teenager, I would spend most of my time with my best friend, Hallie (pronounced Hayley). A lot of the time we would hang out at her house, where just she and her mother lived. Sometimes, her mom would tell us spooky stories about their old house, which would put us in the mood to go find a ghost of our own. Well, one night we decided to go out to Hungry Hollow Road. It is named after a legend we all knew in that area. The story goes: sometime during the Great Depression, a family with a bunch of little kids lived out there in a shack. There was a blizzard, and they all got snowed in.

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Littel Sailor Boy

26 January 2018 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

On a hot sunny summer morning, halfway up the mountainside, opposite the Macbeth arms near Alford in Aberdeenshire, a small boy dressed in Victorian sailor suite came skipping along past me. He looked a real. Except that he was sort of lit up, kind of glowing, and so clean. He passed between a co worker and myself. I couldn’t break my gaze and just stood there gob struck.The lad wasn’t touching the ground and effortlessly swept past. Where had he come from?. There’s nothing but empty mountain for miles above us. Where was he going?. It’s along way to the road. He was way to young to be out here on his own. Did you see that? Charlie. The lad had passed between us. I asked my co-worker. See what?

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Haunted Fiddletown

22 January 2018 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Something draws me and my wife Deanna Jaxine Stinson to Fiddletown. We received all kinds of reports of haunted activity at Fiddletown. But, you are probably wondering where is Fiddletown? Fiddletown is about 45 minutes away from Sacramento, close to the town of Jackson, CA. Fiddletown was settled in 1849 by Missourians who came to California because of the California Gold Rush. Fiddletown had its share of mining camps and trading centers. In the 1860 census, the Chinese community in Fiddletown was up to 2000. Fiddletown got its name because of Dry Creek. Dry Creek would run dry in the Summer months and the miners basically didn’t work in the Summertime, because they had no water from Dry Creek. People would say they just fiddled around, henceforth was born the

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The Whistling Ghost of Calke Abbey

06 January 2018 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations

Calke Abbey is a run down stately home that is now owned by the National Trust in the UK. It is kept in the state that it was in when handed over to the NT and so visitors are treated to a glimpse of its former glories. It’s peeling walls and overgrown gardens paint a picture of the decadence of a former period and the harsh realities of changing family fortunes. The stately home was built on the site of a former religious house – Calke Priory – but it lasted only a few years and was eventually dissolved by Henry VIII. The estate was eventually purchased by Henry Harpur in 1622 for £5,350 and it stayed in the Harpur family until the National Trust began caring for it in

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Spirit Activity Bothers Guests at The Green Lobster Hotel in Prague

18 December 2017 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In searching for other ghost stories during my research for a book on the paranormal in the Czech Republic, I came across a rather remarkable review of a Prague hotel in Trip advisor. The Residence Green Lobster is a luxury four-star hotel in Prague 1. It got the following 5-star review on TripAdvisor.com in 2011. My wife and I stayed at the wonderful Green lobster hotel and we had the first suite on the first floor. The suite was amazing and more than comfortable, we have to say by far the best hotel we have stayed at in our trips to Prague. However we did believe there was a little bit of spiritual activity in the suite to keep us both entertained. Both my wife and I struggle to believe

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The Crooked Fiddler

12 December 2017 | Haunted locations, Your True Encounters

Where the town of Bradley Stoke near Bristol in the UK was built, there once stood a small wood called Fiddler Wood, its name lives on as Fiddlers Wood Road. The wood is said to have got its name from the legend of a creepy old man who used to tempt children from the local farmhouses into the woods with the sound of his fiddle. He’s sometimes described as a dark or shadowy figure. And although Fiddlers Woods no longer remains, there are several other small areas of woodland in the town and people often report hearing disembodied music coming from the woods at night or echoing around the time on summer evenings. There’s even been sightings of the figure as recently as 2015, in one of the local pubs,

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Burned at the Queen Mary Ship

01 December 2017 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

On a cool day, my wife decided to enjoy our weekend by visiting the Queen Mary Ship in Long Beach, California. We live only about 40 minutes away from it and decided to make a day of it. The Queen Mary is a fascinating place, full of history and mystery. This ship was a trans Atlantic luxury cruise ship and during WWII served as a troop transport carrying thousands of US troops to and from Europe. She was painted grey and was named the Grey Ghost. During one of it’s many missions, the Queen Mary accidentally crashed into one of it’s escort ships and literally split it in half, killing many sailors. After the war the ship eventually returned to being a passenger cruise ship with it’s black and red

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The Haunting of Brentwood Wine Bistro – A Documentary Film

04 November 2017 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

MonsterVisionTV is an ongoing documentary series delivering new paranormal documentaries quarterly. Author Stephen Lancaster and expert paranormal investigators reveal nine years worth of research in favor of an authentic haunting inside the historic Brentwood Wine Bistro. Compiled as a documentary, the film explores the video evidence, the history and the testimonies concerning the supernatural happenings at the Bistro. A full body apparition is revealed inside the world’s most haunted restaurant. He started researching the bistro in 2008. I have chronicled my experiences and research there in the books Paranormal Investigator (2009) and True Case files of a Paranormal Investigator (2012). He is currently working on a third novel about the Brentwood entitled, At Last: The World’s Most Haunted Restaurant (2018). The Brentwood and Mr. Lancaster were chronicled on the A&E

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Halloween Case #19 – Houska Castle and The Gates To Hell

23 October 2017 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This October we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here.   Are there portals to other dimensions, other existences, or planes? Well, if there are, one scary example might well be Houska Castle situated about 50km north of the Czech capital city, Prague, also known locally as The Gate To Hell.  Over 1000-years ago, much of the Czech countryside would have been dense forest. In the Houska area, those forests would have been dark, gloomy, damp, and eerie as the area is famous for its sandstone formations known as ‘Skaly’. The sandstone in the area erodes out into block-like formations that jut ominously in many locations, creating an eerie but

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Halloween Case #17 – The Highgate Vampire and The Dueling Magicians

20 October 2017 | Bizarre, Creepy places, Haunted locations, Vampires, Your True Encounters

This October we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here.   Back in the early 1970’s, the case of the Highgate Vampire was repeatedly in the news. It was a scary and somewhat grisly story and I recall reading in horror and fascination everything the media printed at that time. In retrospect, the subplot of two men interested in the occult and determined to outdo each other is even more interesting. Highgate cemetery was built in the 1830’s and was the place to be buried in society at the time. Many famous people are interred there including Karl Marx. In line with the style of the time, the graves are

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