Gold was discovered in Sumpter, Oregon, in 1862, and between 1912 and 1934, 3 gold dredges operated in the valley district. The dredges weren’t overly sophisticated machines, but that didn’t make them safe. Two people were killed working on the dredges—though neither of them were “Joe Bush.” In 1918, an oiler named Christopher Rowe was greasing winch gears, when the gears started turning and Rowe … Continue reading Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
In the 1800s, an industrious young couple moved to New Orleans from Germany and started a sausage factory. Their sausage was delicious, but in time their relationship turned sour. The husband found himself a younger mistress, but they couldn’t truly be together until his wife was out of the picture. One night, the man closed shop and walked to the back room, where his wife … Continue reading The Sausage Ghost
The sad story of 12-year-old Marion Parker began when 19-year-old psychopath William Edward Hickman her from her Los Angeles school in 1927. His intention was to ransom her back to her wealthy father, banker Perry Parker. Hickman sent a series of cryptic notes to the Parkers, demanding gold certificates in exchange for Marion. Despite Parker’s attempts to get his daughter back safely, Hickman choked Marion and … Continue reading Taken By A Psychopath
“When I was around 9-10 years old, I remember waking up to see a large shadow stood at the foot of my bed I was living with my dad at the time, he has a very large (5 floors) terrace house built in the 1800s, every so often there would be an unexplained event happen, such as footsteps when there’s no one there or voices … Continue reading The Tall Man
“My uncle’s house out on a very eastern part of NY was said to be haunted due to the family that used to own it in the 1800’s decided not to give it to the stableman and sold it instead. He and the maid were said to have haunted the place. We always used to joke that you would hear people or things moving at … Continue reading Long Dead
“One day when my daughter was 2 we were having a typical ‘terrible twos’ moment. She was throwing a bit of a tantrum for about 5-10 minutes and we couldn’t get her under control. At some point, she, rather suddenly, stopped and started staring at the wall. She then started lightly giggling. It was weird, one second she is crying and screaming and the next … Continue reading “Funny Lady”
When I was 7, I woke up in the middle of the night with an earache. I decided to tell my mom and stepdad and walked out of my room. Someone was sitting on the chair in the living room (about 3 feet away from my bedroom door). The person looked strange (the face was just kind of distorted) but it was dark and I … Continue reading Who Was It?
I played a Ouija board in an abandon house, and was told I was talking to the Angel Azrael by the board. Lo and behold, the room gets ice cold, my body feels like I’m sitting next to a bonfire, and the board goes ‘666’. Me and my friends ask if Azrael was still there and if we were safe, and the board promptly said … Continue reading When You Get What You Asked For..
My old co-worker had a son that was in his mid thirties and he had a son named Hunter that was 4 or 5. She said that Hunter would have bad dreams and that he would sleep with his dad when he got scared. One night his dad woke up because he heard Hunter calling him. But he was calling him by his name, not … Continue reading “You’re Not Supposed To Answer”
Growing up I lived in the middle of the woods. No neighbors for about a mile on each side and we own 60 acres of forest then a swamp after that. So basically I lived in the middle of nowhere. One summer when I was about 14 I was out in the middle of the woods playing with my dog (I’m an only child and … Continue reading In The Middle Of The Woods