Go into a bathroom with the lights off and the door closed. Pretend to rock a baby. Chant the phrase “Blue Baby” thirteen times. A baby will appear and scratch you. DROP IT AND RUN! If you don’t, a woman will to appear and scream as loud as glass breaking, "GIVE ME BACK MY BABY!!!" If you have her baby, she will kill you.
These beautiful ruins deep in the Pennsylvania woods are thought to have been a ski lodge or a speakeasy, but no one really knows.
These beautiful ruins near Devil’s Hole Creek deep in the Pennsylvania woods are thought to have been a ski lodge or a speakeasy, but to this day, no one really knows what previously stood at this now crumbling site..
The mysterious ruins are located on Pennsylvania State Gamelands # 221 in Paradise Valley just outside the town of Cresco. There is much to explore, but the highlight is the very large double fireplaces that obviously warmed multiple floors of the former structure. There is also what appears to be a wood or coal furnace and what looks like a water boiler.
While it looks like the original structure was built and remodeled in different decades—there are remnants of stone, concrete and cinder blocks—it’s possible that it was all built at the same time as all these materials were available during the 1920s and 30s. Some locals believe the ruins was originally a speakeasy from the Prohibition era.
Whatever it was, it’s suspected that the building met its demise in the mid-1950s, either by a large fire or possibly a flood. One of the local legends is that there was a bottomless lake in the area and anyone who swam in it sank and went to Hell—hence the name “Devil’s Hole.” The lake is said to have disappeared after the large flood that hit the area in 1955.
Devil Tree in Oak Hammock Park, Port Saint Lucie, FL
At the park of Whispering Pines, there is common known tale of The Devil Tree.
Supposedly, years ago, two girls were raped and hung at this tree. The murder was your average man, or so many thought. After there deaths, he is said to have gone back to the girls’ corpses and had sex with them several times.
In some stories, the girls bodies were buried near the tree, others the girls bodies were found in the canal near the park. But the killer was never found.
The tree was insisted to be cut down, but in each case the chainsaw would break and not be able to cut down the tree. There are even reports of the tree not being able to burn. You can see where someone tried to burn it but was unsuccessful.
Many people of Port St. Lucie, have claimed to have heard the girls’ screams and seen their ghosts. Sometimes, if you go at night you will see people chanting around the tree and you can hear the snap of a rope near the tree.
A pastime for the paranoid who would refuse to believe they'd tied their own shoelaces unless they had photographic evidence and twelve witness testimonies. Because Youtube is now a super safe space where no bad words can be said we'll have to be careful how we phrase this particular entry. In 2013 NSA contractor Edward Snowden sent 41 Powerpoint slides to journalists at The Washington Post and The Guardian, and in doing so he proved one of the most shocking conspiracies of our generation to be 100% true.Intelligence agencies have been in the spotlight lately with the sacking of FBI Director James Comey and reports of a failed CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un. In 1932 workers at the Johns Manville Company attempted to sue their employer after many of them contracted cancer and life-threatening respiratory diseases due to working with asbestos, which was the basis for many of Johns Manville's products. Throughout the 50's and 60's the CIA used their influence on the press to suppress their many illicit activities, and the most shocking of them all was MK ULTRA.
Where a nun died in mysterious circumstances then you're in the wrong place. This is Strange Mysteries, and we're only interested in genuinely freaky locations where messed up stuff might actually happen to you. Alaska is scary enough due to the likelihood that at any given moment Sarah Palin could shoot you in the face, strip the skin from your corpse and mount your head on her bathroom wall while draped in old glory screaming the word freedom like a brain-damaged hyena.Think monkeys are cute? Think again. To us kinky westerners the word fetish conjures up images of whips, chains and my uncle's gimp mask. But Togo's Akodessewa Fetish Market contains no such items, for here, they trade in nothing but death and Voodoo.The Scottish village of Milton is a place so unremarkable that its Wikipedia entry is shorter than the opening paragraph for the page Geese in Chinese Poetry. If you're not a fan of rodents then the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke, India should not be on your itinerary, because this place is home to not just a few rats, but several thousand of the furry little fellas.
From Virginia City and Goldhill to ghost towns like Rhyolite to abandoned mines strewn along the northern part of the state to Las Vegas, ghosthunters and lovers of the paranormal are at no loss to satisfy their supernatural craving. There is one haunted street in Las Vegas that has amassed considerable paranormal legend: the stretch of Sandhill Rd. between Olive Ave. and Charleston Blvd.
Rumor has it that a deceased couple haunts the underground tunnels. Whispers and moans have been heard coming from deep within. As the tunnels are only about three feet high, this makes the idea of an actual moaning person in there quite unlikely and fuels the legend that the tunnels—and the road—are haunted. And then there’s an inexplicable apparition of an old woman who chases motorists on the adjacent dirt road but disappears when cars leave “her” street.
The stretch of Sandhill Road between Olive Ave. and Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas is, perhaps, the most haunted street in all of Nevada
The view of the tunnels from Sandhill. Legend has it that a couple driving down Olive St. crashed into some construction debris for the tunnels and died at the scene
Most People Don’t Know There’s A Fountain Of Youth Hiding In Oklahoma’s Woods
Did you know Oklahoma has a fountain of youth that’s been recognized for its “healing powers” since the 1800s? Nestled in the forested woods of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, Oklahoma flows a multitude of clear, cold sulphur springs that have therapeutic qualities. Here’s a look at Oklahoma’s Fountain of Youth that may (or may not) restore your youthfulness:
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area was established in 1902 and includes the Platt National Park and Arbuckle Recreation Area. The ancient Natives called the land "the peaceful valley of rippling waters" due to the abundance of water in the area. The strong-smelling mineral water led them to believe in the healing powers of the water…
The town of Sulphur grew in popularity because of these mineral springs, and with more than 30 springs in the park, it's an oasis that continues to draw in thousands of visitors every year…
The springs, streams, and lakes range from fresh water to sulphur water, and have always been a relaxing place for visitors to come and enjoy the peaceful waters. But many people believe there's something special about these springs… an energy in them that brings healing and youthfulness to all who drink from them…
One of these springs known for its healing properties is Pavilion Springs. Its healing waters have flowed before the park was ever established in 1902. In the late 1800s, people would visit this spring to gather its highly valued water. It even became so popular that they had to limit visitors to only a few gallons per day..
These springs are located in the Arbuckle Mountains – some of the oldest mountains in the U.S. – and out of them gushes these sacred waters. There has never been a bathhouse or resort built around these springs, like the one in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Early tribes didn't want to lose access to the healing waters, so when the land was sold to the U.S. government, the town of Sulphur had to relocate farther away..
Located along old Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona is the Hotel Monte Vista. Opening on New Year’s Day, 1927, this historic hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places has been fully restored to its former glory and continues to serve the traveling public today. Along with playing host to numerous famous figures over the years, such as John Wayne, Bing Crosby, and Harry Truman, it also apparently is home to a number of unearthly figures.
The Bank Robber
In 1970, three men robbed a nearby bank. During the robbery, a bank guard shot one of the men. Despite their injured comrade they decided to celebrate by stopping in the lounge to have a drink. The wounded man bled to death while enjoying his last drink. Since then both patrons and staff have reported being greeted by an anonymous voice saying "Good Morning!" There have also been reports of barstools and drinks that seem to move on their own.
The Woman of the Night
Years ago Flagstaff's Red Light District could be found just south of the railroad tracks, just two blocks from the Monte Vista. In the early 1940's two prostitutes were brought to room 306. During their "visit" they were killed and thrown from their third floor window to the cold street below. Over the years, numerous guests have reported being awakened in the middle of the night and unable to return to sleep due to a feeling that they are being watched. The majority of the time, our male guests report the feeling of having a hands placed over their mouths and throats, and awakening unable to breathe.
The Phantom Bellboy
Hotel guests have reported a knock at their door and a muffled voice announcing "room service". When guests open the door, no one is present. However some guests have seen the figure of a bellboy standing outside of room 210. John Wayne experienced this ghost during a few of his stays. Mr. Wayne reported that the ghost seemed friendly and that he did not feel threatened by its presence. Our housekeepers frequently experience the antics of the Bellboy. One report states seeing a young male in an old fashioned red coat with brass buttons walking up and down the halls.
The Little Boy
Some guests have seen the image of young boy wandering the halls of the hotel. Few people even say that they have had this young ghost touch their hand! His voice can sometimes be heard as if he is walking behind you. Guests who have seen this ghost have said it looks as though he may be speaking with his mother. Children have even reported seeing him, though always in a friendly manner. Perhaps he is just looking for a friend to play with.
The Meat Man (Room 220)
This bizarre long-term boarder was known by his strange habit of hanging raw meat from the chandelier. In the early 1980's, the lodger was found in his room three days after his death. Not long after, a maintenance worker was working on a few repairs. When in need of a new fixture he left the room, turned the lights off, and locked the door. Returning only a few minutes later, he found the television on at full volume and the linens on the bed had been ripped and scattered around the room! Today, it is common for the television to act on it's own accord as well as reports of cold male hands touching guests in their sleep.
The Rocking Chair (Room 305)
Once featured on the television show "Unsolved Mysteries," room 305 is by far the most active room in the hotel. There are numerous reports of seeing a woman in the rocking chair near the window. Guests and housekeeping have reports of seeing the chair move by itself and knocking coming from inside the closet! History tells us that years ago an elderly woman who was a long-term renter would sit by the window for hours on end. No one knows what she was looking at or looking for. Could it be she is waiting for someone to return, even in death?
Baby in the Basement
The disturbing sounds of an infant crying in the basement have been heard again and again. Reported primarily by maintenance & laundry personnel, this is possibly the most disturbing encounter that has been reported. Staff have found themselves running upstairs to escape the sound of the cries. Though the sounds are very real to those who hear them, there has been no information that has explained this phenomenon.
The Dancing Couple
On several occasions lounge staff & patrons have witnessed a transparent couple dancing in the Cocktail Lounge. They are seen in formal dress laughing and smiling, eternally dancing.
The Shadowed Man
An unknown resident of the hotel seems to be haunting the basement more recently and has been spotted standing behind several employees and delivery guys. He stands over six feet tall and has a menacing, uncomfortable presence. Perhaps he has emerged from the tunnel entrance in our basement after years of searching for a way out.
The Elevator Attendant
Many people, particularly housekeeping and front desk agents, have reported a polite attendant assisting their ride in the elevator despite it being self-service. He can be heard requesting, "which floor may I take you to" or even a phantom hand seen closing the elevator's 'gate.' Keep an eye on the mirror when you exit to your floor, you just might see him standing behind you!
Poltergeists and the Voices
For years housekeeping staff have reported problems with light bulbs being unscrewed or, on some occasions, completely removed! While this may be frustrating for the staff this is rarely a problem for our guests. However, if your lights don't work, check the bulbs, you might be surprised! Next to the hotel, staff at the Old Post Office building have heard voices and seen figures moving within the building. Nobody is sure who these shadowy visitors might be.
Jerome’s first silent film theatre happens to be in pretty good condition…from the inside. The original signage from the Liberty Theatre is long gone but you’ll find the upstairs floors laid out the same way as when it closed in 1929. This building is supposedly haunted by the ghost of a former patron. The woman immigrated to the United States from Germany and was involved in a passionate, though tumultuous, relationship with another immigrant that eventually ended in her death.
Following an argument, the woman left to calm down while watching a movie. Little did she know that her boyfriend followed her to the theatre and sat behind her during the movie. He waited until a particularly loud scene when the organ music thundered through the theatre and strangled her to death. The woman’s ghost is said to haunt the upper floor of the theatre.
Once upon a time, mining jobs were both lucrative and extremely dangerous. While death rarely occurred inside the mine, it wasn’t uncommon for miners to die from injuries sustained during the job. These usually occur in jobs associated with explosions but any injury that involved something like leg amputation would probably result in death a few months later after infections invaded the body.
According to some people, miners still haunt their old work place, including the spirit of Headless Charlie. You can probably guess that Charlie lost a certain body part during a mining accident and a tale is told that he wanders the old mine in search of it. The mine is currently closed and off-limits, so you’re unlikely to run into him but if you somehow find yourself near an abandoned mine shaft, definitely don’t enter.
Jerome’s famous old hospital turned hotel is often called the most haunted place in town. Built in 1926 as the United Verde Hospital, this was actually the fourth hospital to be built in town and operated until 1950. It maintains a spooky presence in town, sitting on the hill above any other building and can be seen from nearby communities like Clarkdale.
As the hospital of an old mining town, there’s no doubt this building saw a lot of horror and a lot of deaths during its 24 years of operation and hotel guests regularly report numerous incidents. These include everything from hearing keys attempting to unlock doors, items moving in the rooms, sounds typically heard in hospitals, and other odd occurrences.
One haunting in particular comes from the hospital’s old maintenance man, Claude Harvey, who was found dead in 1935 from a gruesome elevator accident. Some of the hotel workers report hearing or even briefly seeing Harvey still at work in the floors downtown stairs.
At one point in time, prostitutes could be found throughout Jerome, when brothels were located right next to saloons and women could walk throughout the town to “advertise” their business. Eventually, these businesses were re-located in the streets behind Main and these became known as the old Cribs District or “Husband’s Alley.” These businesses were located right behind the saloons, where men could get a few drinks, gamble, then sneak right out the back door for another kind of entertainment.
Sex work operated on a hierarchical scale. At the high end of the scale were classy ladies who worked in brothels operated by madams who had a pretty cushy job. They often only provided (expensive) companionship for lonely men living in a town almost devoid of women, and had access to healthcare, security, and education. At the low end of the scale were women working in the cribs, who somehow managed to see 30 to 80 clients per day. It was a rough job that had no guarantees or safety and many women who worked in the industry succumbed to the illnesses or violence associated with the job.
There are many stories about the horrors these sex workers endured and history just barely remembers a few who died at the hands of their clients. One woman, named Sammie Dean, died after being strangled in 1931 by the son of a powerful member of town. She is said to haunt the building she previously lived in and there’s no doubt that the spirits of other women who died from similar fates still linger in the area.
You’ll hear of multiple hauntings that occur in this hotel, which was built in 1898, including spooky occurrences happening in the bar area and in the hotel rooms upstairs. But rooms 1 and 2 are rife with ghostly activity, which includes everything from hearing the radio randomly turn on (even when unplugged) and spotting figures standing in the room at odd hours. However, there is at least one gruesome story that happened here.
Anna Hopkins, the wife of the local mining company’s chief engineer, believed that her husband was in some kind of relationship with a local schoolteacher and decided to enact revenge herself. In 1922, Hopkins threw carbolic acid into the face of the teacher in the downstairs cafe of the Connor Hotel. The stories are a little hazy as to what happened to the teacher; some say she survived her injuries and relocated to Spokane, where she later died while other stories state that the teacher suffered a painful death a few weeks later as a result of her injuries. What we do know, however, is that a few months later Hopkins was convicted of assault for the incident.
The haunting and hauntingly beautiful Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena was completed in 1913, claimed its first suicide in 1919 and has been racking up the bodies ever since.
“There are 102—and counting—documented suicides of people jumping off the bridge. Pasadena doesn’t like the notoriety, so when the count would get too high they would knock off some numbers,” says Carradine. “The number of suicides is actually much higher, even with the fences that are up now.”
And Carradine has heard ghost stories aplenty. “People have seen a man leaping off a rail, but when they go to help, no one’s there. There’s also a woman seen crossing the bridge, cars swerving to miss her, but then she vanishes.”
Carradine’s even had his own spooky brush with the bridge. “It was nighttime, and I was walking with a friend in the tunnel underneath the bridge," he recalls. "There’s a series of six lights illuminating the path, and as we passed the first light, it went out. The second light went out as we passed. Each light went out as we passed by. By the time we got to the end, it was just total darkness behind us.”