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USS Lexington “The Blue Ghost”

There’s a reason why people have called the Lexington Museum on the Bay one of the most haunted places in America. There are things that cannot be explained on the decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier, including ghostly touches and shadowy figures roaming the decks. Charles “Rusty” Reustle, director of operations and exhibits, said the museum receives hundreds of reports of supernatural” activity each year. Among the most famous sightings are a sailor dressed in uniform helping lost guests find their way back to […]

Horton Mine – Nevada

The Horton Mine, found in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in central Nevada, has earned a sinister reputation after its closure and the odd events that followed. The Horton Mine has been in operation since the 1800s, and is part of the massive and sprawling Victorine Mine. It has been abandoned for years, but somewhere along the way it earned the reputation for being one of the most haunted mines in the United States. And given […]

Blood Falls – Antarctica

The longstanding mystery surrounding Antarctica’s Blood Falls has finally been solved. The deep red falls were first discovered in Antarctica in 1911 where scientists noticed a river had stained the surrounding cliff of ice with a dark red color. Previously, they had believed it was due to algae discoloring the water, however that hypothesis was never verified. Thanks to research by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, we know the true origin of the Blood Falls flowing from the […]

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village is located on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 30 miles (48 km) north of New York City, and is served by the Philipse Manor stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the south of Sleepy Hollow is the village of Tarrytown, and to the north and east are unincorporated parts of Mount Pleasant. The population […]

Rosemary Kennedy

Their father, Joe Kennedy Sr., was a prominent businessman in Boston and his wife, Rose, was a noted philanthropist and socialite. Together they had nine children, three of whom went into politics. For the most part they lived their lives in the open, almost like America’s version of a royal family. But, like every family, they had their secrets. Born in 1918, Rosemary Kennedy was the third child of Joe and Rose and the first […]

Mary Flora Bell, Killer Child

Bell’s mother Betty (née McCrickett) was a prostitute who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Mary (nicknamed May) was her first child, born when Betty was 17 years old. It is not known who Mary’s biological father was. For most of her life she believed it to be Billy Bell, a habitual criminal who was later arrested for armed robbery, but Bell married McCrickett when Mary was a baby. Independent accounts […]

Byberry Mental Asylum

“Thousands spend their days – often for weeks at a stretch – locked in devices euphemistically called ‘restraints’: thick leather handcuffs, great canvas camisoles, ‘muffs,’ ‘mitts,’ wristlets, locks and straps and restraining sheets. Hundreds are confined in ‘lodges’ – bare, bed-less rooms reeking with filth and feces – by day lit only through half-inch holes in steel-plated windows, by night merely black tombs in which the cries of the insane echo unheard from the peeling […]