Friday, October 30, 2015

Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR

This hotel is reportedly one of the most haunted in America. The tortured past of this building is filled with murder, false hope, and torture.

Norman Baker acquired the hotel during the Great Depression. He was a radio host that clamed that he had found a secret to curing a fatel desease... Cancer. He said that those who wanted to get this miracle cure needed to go he hotel, which he dubbed the Castle in the sky.

Slit-Mouth Woman

The Slit-Mouth Woman, or Kuchisake-onna, wanders the streets of Japan at night, wearing a surgical mask and a trenchcoat, and hunting for children. As soon as the sun goes down, those alone on deserted streets become her pray.

As you walk home, a strange noise will come from the shadows. You will see a beautiful woman in a trenchcoat and surgical mask. In Japan, surgical masks are typically worn during flu season and if one has a mild cold, so this sight isn't out of the ordinary.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, MO

This hanging is close to home for this blogger. A mere 182.5 miles from my hometown resides the Lemp Mansion and Brewery. It is considered one of the most haunted places in America.

This mansion is now a restaurant, but it is home to some terrifying secrets. The original owners, the Lemps of Lemp Brewery, had three generations commit suicide, three people in the house and one outside. The brewery is also haunted as it is connected to the house via a series of tunnels.

Salem Witch Trials

The term Witch comes from of the Old English word, "wicce", which means " wise woman" or "wise man". It was once believed that those with special powers could help a village or country thrive with good help and great incite, though simply passing on the lessons of Old was more than enough. Merlin would have fallen under this category. But the church was loosing members, and therefore, power and money, to those who had such powers and wisdom. The church labeled them as evil, saying that no person outside of the church could hold such knowledge, meaning that they had to have made a contract with the devil. In England and her colonies, hanging was preferred, while France would burn the witches.

The trials of Salem Village began in 1692, though they had happened for centuries before in Eourope. The daughter and niece of Rev. Samuel Parris became ill. When they didn't get better, Dr. William Giggs was called to the house. He said that they had been bewitched, thus causing a panic in the small town.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth, North Wales

Not the real bridge
An old woman decided to make a contract with the Devil himself ond day in early winter. Upset that her cattle were stranded across the gorge, the Devil came to her and offered his help.

The Devil said, "Return here the next morning and bridge will be built. However, I then get to claim the life and soul of the first living thing to cross it."

Casa Encantada

Casa Encantada (translation: enchanted house) was built in the 19th century. It was bought and constructed by the Heredia family of Malaga, one of the wealthiest families of Andalucia, Spain, at that time.

There are 365 windows in the mansion, on for eace ay of the year. It was constructed as part of a plan to make the farm into a grand agricultural enterprise.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


According to most legends, the Rusalka is a fish woman that lives in the bottom of rivers. She is similar to mermaids or sirens, lururing handsome men down to the bottom of the river with songs and seductive dancing.

Most people believe that this dark mermaid is a kind of "unclean force". Because of it being a female apparition, it is believed she either committed suicide because she was jilted by her lover, or that she wasn't married when she became pregnant.

Chiajna Monastery

Chiajna Monastery is just outside of the capital of Romania, Bucharest. Construction began sometime between 1774 and 1782, when Alexander Ypsilanti reighed. It wasn't finished until Phanariote Nicholas Mavrogenes filled in 1786 to 1790. It is 43 m (141 ft) long and 18 m (53 ft) long, and the walls are 1-2 m (3-6.5 ft), making it quite a large building for the times.

The church was  meant to be a place of importance for the local religion. However, it was never meant to be as it never got properly blessed. The Monastery was abandoned early in its construction.

Monday, October 26, 2015

El Carro de las Brujas

In Mexico, there is a mysterious red car that travels between Mexico City and Cuernavaca. Normally, it is only men walking alone at night who see it. They call it "El Carro de las Brujas" or "The Carriage of the Witches".

Normally,there are only 2-3 women inside, but there can be upwards to 5 sitting in the luxury vehicle. They are all extremely beautiful, lik supermodels. They seduce the man into getting into their car. They use sensual language, erotic body language, and promise to fulfill his dreams.

Death By Fan

In South Korea, people believe that electric fans can kill. Yes, it is strange that some of the world's smartest people believe in something we Americans don't even think twice about. However, stranger things have happened and are believed in everyday.

Many in South Korea think that you will die in your sleep if an electronic fan is in you room at night, but only if the doors and windows are closed. For this reason, fans sold in South Korea have timers built in so they will shut off after a while.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. We all learned this in school. Nearly everyone in the city of Pompeii died. Many were encased in rock, looking like they were still running away, sleeping, or gathering things from their homes. This natural disaster was seen as punishment from the Gods.

Women, children, men, elderly, all were wiped out in an instant. Those that survived had problems later on due to breathing in the ash from the eruption. Many of the surviving children didn't live long after due to smoke and ash in their little lungs.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Leap Castle

Leap Castle has a long history of murder and torture. Over 400 years ago, this was the home and stronghold of the O'Carroll family. They had hired mercenaries to kill their enemies, only to kill the soldiers when they came seeking payment.

There was a special room called the Oubliette. It was a windowless room without a floor that lead to the dungeon below. If they wanted to kill you, they would ask you upstairs. When you least expect it, they would push you into the Oubliette. You would fall down to the dungeon, where large spikes waited to impale you. The O'Carrolls would happily listen to your tortured screams as you bled to death.


Ioannis Koukoutsis is said to walk on the cemetery grounds after midnight. He was a butcher by trade. He had a wife and daughter who loved him dearly.

Legend has it that he went crazy one night after work. Carrying a sharp butcher knife, he went home. Once home, he went up to his bedroom, where his wife was sleeping on the left side of the bed.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Kirchlengern Forest


This is actually about a small portion of the forest. However, it has baffled locals in the nearby town, the forest rangers, and police. No one knows what is going on.

Georges Rodenbach Grave

George Rodenbach was a Belgium writer. He was born on July 16, 1855. His mother was French, his father was German.

He wrote many things during his life, from poems to short stories to novels to stage performances to criticisms. His most famous work was Bruges-la-Morte. David Bowie made reference to him in the song "Dancing Out in Space" on the 2013 album, The Next Day.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Little Finger

There was a male student who often studied in the University Library until very late. He would only walk back to the dorms when it closed for the night. He had to keep up his good grades, after all.

Every night, he passed by a park that had a swing. He always saw a girl sitting on the swing alone. One night, he decided o go talk to her. From then on, he would always talk with her for a bit before going to his dorm.

The Blue Ghost Tunnel

This tunnel is officially named the Merritton Tunnel, but everyone calls it the Blue Ghost Tunnel for one of the apparitions that lives inside.

Construction of the tunnel was completed in 1876 and used full-time until 1887, when it was only used part time. In 1915, the tunnel was shut down. Why? Well, for the numerous strange and tragic things that happened during the 39 years it was in use.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Loita do Banheiro

When translated, the title means "The Blonde in the Bathroom". She is sort of like the Brazilian version of Bloody Mary or Hanako-san. Every child in Brazil has a Loita do Banheiro story.

It is said she is a beautiful girl with long blonde hair. She is all cut up and she has bloody cotton stuffed in her mouth and nose. Blood streams out of her empty eye socket. Some say she appears in the mirror and stares at you, others say she asks you to remove the cotton from her nose.

The Flying Dutchman

This is a ghost ship that sank long ago in the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Som say that the Captain, a Dutchman, couldn't see where he was going because of a storm and madly kept his course, thus calling on the wrath of God for his stupidity. Others say that he never noticed the dark clouds, and only when the look out scream did he realize he had driven his ship and crew into a powerful storm.

Either way, the ship rocked recklessly in the water as he kept his course. By the first story, his punishment was that he and his crew would sail for eternity until he admitted his folly. He is still stubborn to this day. However, the second story says that he vowed to "round the Cape even if I have to sail til doomsday!" He is still trying to save his ship.


Picton is a mere 80km (nearly 50 miles) southwest of Sydney, Australia. It is the historical town in Wollondilly Shire. It just might be the most haunted place down under.

It is maimed after a general from the Battle of Waterloo. It is a quaint little town. So quaint, many of the residents decided they never wanted to leave. There are such a large variety of ghosts there, it wouldn't be a surprise to find almost every known kind and maybe even a few unknown types of specter!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Seventh Son

In a secluded village in Mexico, there was a boy. He was the seventh son of the seventh son. His name was Frederico and he lived in the 19th century.

Everyone knew he had occult powers. He was often able to predict the future and could heal any ailment by touching you. He was quiet and shy, but the other children treated him like a monster. The people of his village avoided him whenever they could.

The Werewolf of Bedberg

Peter Stubbe also went by Peter Stumpp and Peeter Stumpf. You can look him up under those names or his nickname, the Werewolf of Bedburg. This is a true story.

For many years, farmers of Bedburg, Germany, were baffled by the sudden death of their cattle and sheep. They were found dead in the fields and partially eaten. The farmers suspected that a wild and vicious Wolfe wax behind the attacks.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Redang Island

While this story takes place in Malaysia, it is actually a French story. That is why it only has France as it's country tag.

A group of six friends (three boys and three girls) decide to go on a Malaysian vacation. It was their first trip as boyfriends and girlfriends. They had a layover in Singapore, so from there, they went to the Redang Island (Malaysian: Pulua Redang). From the airport, they went to their hotel and unpacked.

Vampires of Greece

Transylvania isn't the only place to have vampires. Greece has them as well. Several types, in fact.

These are a peculiar type of Grecian vampire. Leo Allatius discussed them in his 1645 treatise, De Graecorum hodie quorundam opinationibus. These vampires are related to the sanctity ascribed to Christian holy days at Christmas time. It is said that any child born between Christmas and New Years (or Epiphany of Twelfth Night- the evening when the Three Wisemen supposedly arrive at Bethlehem with their gifts for Jesus) are considered unlucky. These children were said to be feast-blasted and believed to be fated to become vampires upon death. The callicantzaros is distinct among vampires because they are limited to being active for the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany. The rest of the time, they are stuck in a vague kind of limbo. It can be recognized by its manic behavior and extended fingernails. This vampire would grab people with its talons and tear them to sheds. Based on the maturity level of the born in the unlucky days, the appearance of the callicantzaros varies. The children were treated with hostility, making it noticeable in everyday life. Their parents feared they would act out vampiric fantasies on their siblings. Upon death, the siblings are often bitten and devoured by the callicantzaros. In order to prevent their child from becoming a vampire, one parent would hold the infant feet down over a fire until the tonails were singed.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Moving Virgin Mary Statue in Ballinspittle

In 1985, a man was out walking late one night and looked upon the statue of the Virgin Mary. He swore he saw it levitate. Being a retired police officer, he went to investigate after it was back on its base. He determined that it was no hoax.

Afterwards, the legend spread like wildfire. Other people stepped forth, claiming to have seen the statue rise up and off its foundations. Ballinspittle isn't the only place across Ireland to have these moving statues.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ghostly Comics

I was surfing the web so that I could post something, but it was late and already dark. Yeah, spooky stuff gives me nightmares. My room faces a street light so that I have a night light every night. I am not ashamed to have nyctophobia (fear of the dark)! As long as I have light, I will survive!

Anyway, I found some funny stuff. Here you go!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cosmetic Sesame

A young girl, obsessed with being beautiful, was worried that her skin wouldn't look young and smooth enough. She tried many different creams and moisturizer, but she was never happy with them. One day, she asked a friend for some help.

"You should try putting sesame seeds in your bath," said the friend. "They do wonders. Just soak for an hour, okay?"


Near beautiful and romantic Venice, Italy, there is an island. The shores of this island are strewn with polished human bones. It is reported to be so frightening that torrests aren't allowed to set foot on the island.

In 1576, Venice was in the midst of the plague. The streets were lined with rotting corpses. The stench was growing worse by the day. Something had to be done. The bodies were gathered and sent to Proveglia, where they were either thrown into pits or burned.

The Choking Dog

Because of the dog's breed, this story is also known as "The Choking Doberman. Pet livers love and hate this story.

There was this woman who lives in the suburban neighborhood outside of a city. She was the proud mother of a Doberman Pinscher. One night, she came home from work and found her dog choking.

She tried to clear the obstruction, but had no luck. She picked up the dog and loaded him in her car. Then, she took the dog to the nearest vet.

Witches Pond, Boldu-Creteasca Forest

This pond is only a few meters big and is well hidden in its forest, located somewhere outside of the capital city of Bucharest. Exact location is unknown.

First, though, a bit of a history lesson. As many of us know, Romania is also known as Transylvania, home to Dracula. In the Fifteenth Century, he was known by many names.
  • Vlad Tepes
  • Dracula (Dracul was his father's name and means "devil" or "dragon", so this name means " son of the devil")
  • Vlad the Impaler
  • The Impaler Prince
It wasn't until Bram Stoker published his book did his myth reach a wider audience.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Blind Maiden

There is a site known to many a student about, a website that appears to be dedicated to the spirit of a woman. It offers visitors the ability to see the "ultimate horror" denyed them in horror movies.

Unfortunately, your browser won't let you on the sight. You must satisfy a list of requirements first. Otherwise, be happy with a 404 error.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


The translation means "devil dog" or "dog of darkness". This is a creature that stalks the Welsh country side at night. It is a type of Hellhound.

In the Welsh stories, the Gwyllgi is the devil himself, chasing his victims. Those who escaped must be Olympic runners, because who else could out run the devil?

New Year Massacre

On December 31st, a family was preparing for their annual New Years Eve Party. The father was in the lounge ironing clothes, the mother was in the kitchen cutting sausage and cabbage, and their son was running around with scissors and getting in everyone's way.

Suddenly, the boy ran into his mother. The scissors cut the back of her leg. The mother fell backwards and lost her grip on the knife. The boy was right beneath her. The knife fell into his chest and pierced his heart.He died instantly. The mother screamed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Charlotte was said to be a prostitute. She fell in love with a soldier. But that is where the happiness ends. In Room 10, she was taken from the world of the living and entered limbo.

One version says she got a letter saying her lover had died in combat. She threw herself out the window and died from her injuries. Another says she was with a client, but he refused to pay, he beat her to death, and threw her out the window.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Headless Mule

The name usind in Brazil is Mula-sem-cabeça.

As the story goes, a woman of ill repute and a Catholic priest had relations, so God punished them. The following Thursday, the priest and the prostitute met up as usual. When the sun set, she turned into a purple mule with flames where her head was supposed to be.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Berlin Citadel

This used to be a prison, but became home to a spooky love story.

In the late fifteenth century, Joachim II ruled Germany. He had a lover by the name of Anna Sydow. They were madly in love with each other, but Joachim's son hated the young woman.

The Blind Woman

There was once this old blind woman who owned a farm. Her husband had been sick for many years and eventually died. She cried for days before deciding to keep one of his fingers as a moment.

 At the funeral, she felt around for his middle finger. When she found it, she cut it off. The old woman wrapped it in a handkerchief and kept it in her pocket. For a short time, she was at peace.

The Roommate

Two female roommates were staying in the dorms over Christmas vacation. They were the only ones in the dorm at the time. They wanted to study but spent most of their time on their laptop, watching videos and such.

One of them got hungry, so they took the keys and went to go get food. The remaining roommate stayed in the room alone. She started to get sleepy, so she went to bed. Suddenly, she heard a gargling sound, followed by some shuffling. It kept getting closer to her room.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

People Can Lick, Too


There was this girl who was left alone one night with only her large collie for protection. Her parents told her to lock all the doors and windows once they were gone. She did just that.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Aisha's Curse

No, that is not a mistake, your computer/tablet isn't messing up, and the image isn't too big. There is a reason why there is no image for this post.

Aisha was born in a small village in Malaysia. She moved to the capital for a job in 1984. She always wore darkened sun glasses. This is because she had a disease that resulted in Photophobia. In other words, she was super sensitive to bright lights, which often caused her debilitating headaches. For this reason, she never allowed anyone to take her picture.


Slenderman is a new urban legend compared to many others, even if it has been around for 30+ years. He is described as a man in a blackbusiness suit, being six feet tall or more, having no face, and sometimes supporting tenticals that come out of his back.

His primary victims are children and teenagers under the age of 16. However, he does go after adults, which this account is an reenactment of such an event. However, he only goes after adults if they catch his eye. How this is done, no one knows, but it does happen.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bus 375 to Fragrant Hill

On November 14, 1995, a Baijing bus was pulling out of Yaun-ming-yaun bus terminal at midnight and headed towards Xiang-shan (Fragrant Hill). It was a cold and windy night. The only people on board were the driver and female conductor.

They made a stop at the South Gate of the Summer Palace. It was an elderly woman, a young man, and a nice couple. The couple sat behind the driver while the elderly woman and young man sat near the doors. Everything was uneventful for a time.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Killer in the Backseat

One night, a woman went out for drinks with her friends. She left really late at night, feeling only slightly tipsy. Not long after she left the bar, she noticed she was low on gas.

She stopped at a gas station. The attendant was one of those creepy biker guys you naturally assume hurt women if they don't get what they want from them. The woman quickly filled up her car and paid for the gas. She drove away as quickly as she could while still being with the legal speed limit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Cursed Video

Three friends were having a sleepover. They were big horror fans and wanted to rent a movie to watch that night. The get in one girl's car and drive to the nearest rental store. However, they find it closed for the night. They travel all over town, but all the rental places were closed. They eventually get near the edge of town and find one store open.

The three girls parked the car and ran inside, excited. The store looked like it was on its last leg but the posters showed it specializes in horror films. They browsed the shelves. Nothing grabbed their fancy, so they went to the counter to ask the clerk, an elderly woman, what she recommend. The clerk said she might have something that they would like in the back.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Boyfriend

A couple was driving down a deserted road late at night. As they drove, the night became darker and darker. The girlfriend was becoming worried. Soon, the car sputtered to a stop. The boyfriend noticed that they were out of gas. No matter how many times he turned the key, his car just wouldn't turn on. Finally, he said that he would have to go back to the main road for help, since there were no houses nearby.

The girlfriend didn't like the idea of being left alone. Seeing her concern, her boyfriend folder her not to worry. He wasn't too confident, so he told her to keep the windows rolled up and the doors locked. He said he would be back ASAP and then he left.

Unkillable Gopher

One day, a student finds a gopher at school. He takes the animal to the custodians to be taken care of. The three men had other ideas.

The janitors decided to kill he large rodent. First, they sprayed solvent on the creature. This solvent was used to remove gum from floors and undersides of desks, so it was strong stuff. However, the poisonous spray did nothing to the gopher.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lucedio Abbey

This haunting begins when the Cistercian monks lived here in the year 1123. People were sent here to receive judgement, get baptized, and more. The monks even introduced rice cultivation to the area! But, the monks had turned their backs on God and the Christian faith, instead turning to worshiping the devil.

The Abbey became a place of nightmares. The monks often kidnapped vilagers and sacrificed them to their dark master. Eventually, the Catholic church found out what was happening at Lucedio. They had the fallen monks put on trial. They were executed and the Abbey shut down.


Corney is a ghost that was just a wee bit mischievous. The family that first owned his in Dublin knew when this poltergeist was around by the mimiced sound of a cane on the floor. He would then speak loudly to the family and servants. He was named Corney by the family. He accepted it butmade sure everyone knew it wasn't his name.

Corney was a complete nuisance. He played pranks on the terrified servants constantly. They thought he was confused to coal cellar in the kitchen and asked for quarters on the upper floors. It was soon clear Corney wasn't confined to one area. One, the pranks moved with the servants. And two, he said so.

List of Spooky Holidays

With the barrier between the realms of the living and dead growing weaker this time of year, we should look at other days to celebrate the dearly departed.

  • Halloween- celebrated on October 31st in America
  • All Hallow's Eve and All Hallow's Day- celebrated on October 31st and November 1st in colonial times

The Would Be Graverobbers

Two boys named Juan and Carlos lived in Spain. They were always up to some kind of mischief to impress their friends. They were only 13 years old, so impressing your friends was a big deal.

They decided to do the most horrific, yet really cool, stunt yet: rob a grave. I mean, what is cooler than having a real skeleton sitting on your porch, right? Well, that is what these boys thought.