Rolling Hills Asylum

There’s a hotbed of paranormal activity in the tiny northwestern New York town of East Bethany known as Rolling Hills Asylum–an immense, abandoned looking former almshouse. The property was established on January 1, 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, and through the years it has operated as an infirmary, orphanage, tuberculosis hospital and nursing home. Over 1700 bodies are believed to be buried here … Continue reading Rolling Hills Asylum

Paris Catacombs

The famed Catacombs of Paris are a series of underground tunnels that span more than 200 miles beneath the city streets and house the bones of more than six million former city residents (some dating back 1,200 years to the Merovingian era), relocated to the catacombs from overly full Parisian cemeteries starting in 1786. Explorers enter the catacombs through the official entrance, known as the Barrière … Continue reading Paris Catacombs

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is the largest Norman keep ever built in England. William the Conqueror ordered its construction in 1069, and it was completed in 1076, when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain. It was built over the ruined foundations of the Temple of Claudius, itself erected between A.D. 54 and 60. The museum inside the castle includes important holdings, such as Neolithic pottery; … Continue reading Colchester Castle

Yuma Territorial Prison

Opened while Arizona was still a U.S. territory, the prison accepted its first inmate on July 1, 1876. For the next 33 years 3,069 prisoners, including 20 women, served sentences there for crimes ranging from murder to polygamy. The prison was under continuous construction with labor provided by the prisoners. In 1909, the last prisoner left the Territorial Prison for the newly constructed Arizona State … Continue reading Yuma Territorial Prison

Kreischer Mansion

In 1885, German businessman Balthasar Kreischer had a pair of Queen Anne mansions built for his sons. Within a decade, the senior Kreischer died, his brickworks closed, and both sons perished, Edward by suicide and Charles in a fire that destroyed his mansion. The remaining house was left empty until new owners turned it into a restaurant, and a mafia front before once more being … Continue reading Kreischer Mansion

Ghost of Julia Legare – Edisto Island, SC

Legend has it that in the mid 1800s, young Julia Legare was visiting Edisto Island. She fell ill with diphtheria, and fell into a deep coma. After being pronounced dead, she was buried in her family’s crypt. When her brother passed away 15 years later, her family opened the crypt and found her body pressed against the door, trying to escape – thought for dead, … Continue reading Ghost of Julia Legare – Edisto Island, SC

Ghost of Lavinia Fisher – Charleston TN

Many myths surround the legend of Lavinia Fisher, a 19th century Charleston woman convicted for highway robbery and hung just off Meeting Street. Some claim she was America’s first female serial killer, based on speculation that she and her husband would lure travelers to their inn, slip poison in their tea, steal their belongings, and carry their bodies out back. However, her and her husband … Continue reading Ghost of Lavinia Fisher – Charleston TN

The I-4 “Dead Zone”

A stretch of Interstate 4 outside of Orlando, Florida is rumored to be haunted. The ghosts are said to be those of a family of German immigrants who died of yellow fever in 1886. The family burial plot was near the St. John’s River, a spot which would eventually be paved over to make way for I-4. High rates of fatal accidents along this stretch … Continue reading The I-4 “Dead Zone”

The Tulip Staircase

Historically, the Queen’s House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has seen its fair share of hauntings, from a woman gliding through walls to unexplained choral chanting. However, few had captured clear evidence of this 4,000-year-old structure’s ghosts until retired Reverend Ralph Hardy of White Rock, British Columbia took a picture of a shrouded figure on the Tulip Staircase in 1966. Legends told … Continue reading The Tulip Staircase

Langham Hotel

The 5 star Langham hotel is the grand dame of London establishments. Opened in 1865 and styled on a Renaissance palace, the hotel has reputedly the most haunted hotel room in the country. There are five ghosts that regularly make an appearance at the hotel. There’s the figure of a man in military dress, who stands by a window on the fourth floor, said to … Continue reading Langham Hotel