Category: What’s in the dark, isn’t always in the light

The Strange Case of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B Cumpston

In early December 1873, a very strange event took place in Bristol, England. On December 8th, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B Cumpston traveled to Bristol for a brief vacation. They checked into a quaint hotel, thinking that they would have a restful holiday, but what took place was a bizarre occurrence that frightened and confused them so much that they were arrested for disorderly conduct. Early that evening the Cumpstons heard unusual noises emanating from […]

Poltergeist of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

This remarkable photograph was taken in 1955 by newspaper men who had been called to investigate an alleged poltergeist case near the French-Italian border. The terrified occupants of a French farmhouse in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne claimed that they were under assault by a “noisy spirit”, who on more than one occasion moved objects about the house. This photograph, which the journalists presented as genuine, depicts a saucepan, its lid, a pair of scissors and a telegraph form shoot into […]

The Collector

Anatoly Yurevych Moskvin born 1 September 1966 is a Russian academic and linguist from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, who was arrested in 2011 after the mummified bodies of twenty-six girls between the ages of three and fifteen were discovered in his apartment. After exhuming the bodies from local graveyards, Moskvin mummified the bodies himself before dressing and posing them around his home. Moskvin’s parents, who shared the apartment with him, had seen the mummies but had mistaken them for large dolls. After a psychiatric […]

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 be the ghost of a German prince who jumped out […]

Conjuring House – True Story

In the winter of 1970, the Perron Family had decided that a quiet life in the country was in order. Roger and Carolyn, along with their five daughters, moved into the large, ten bedroom house in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The house, deemed The Old Arnold Estate, had been built in 1736 and sat on two hundred acres of land. Paranormal activity began almost immediately. The girls began to notice a young boy wandering about the […]

The Figure In Dark Robes

I’ve told this to a select few. And while “creepiest/scariest” is subjective, in the context of my life, it truly is the creepiest and scariest unsolved mystery. I was a freshmen in high school in my home town of La Crosse, Wisconsin. I was sleeping over at my friend Tom’s house. We were watching a movie in his living room when he suddenly got a phone call. I watched as he listened to what was […]

Danvers Insane Asylum

Also known as the Massachusetts State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers, it opened for business in 1878 and closed in the 1990s, a victim of deinstitutionalization policies and budget cuts. Among other things, the staff there specialized in the pre-frontal lobotomy, wherein an ice pick device was inserted into the orbital cavity, and swished around until … well, until you have some very angry ghosts. Abandoned since the early 90s, it became a notorious shell of […]