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Drowned Slaves Haunt Georgia’s Igbo Landing

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Drowned Slaves Haunt Georgia’s Igbo Landing

In the early 1800s, a shipload of captured Africans drowned themselves in a Georgia creek rather than submit to a life of slavery. Legend has it their spirits remain at the site now known as Igbo Landing.

“That’s the place where they bring the Ibos over in a slave ship and when they get here, they ain’t like it and so they all start singing and they march right down in the river to march back to Africa, but they ain’t able to get there. They gets drown.” – Floyd White, Federal Writers Project Interviewee, 1930s

In May 1803, 75 slaves rebelled against their captors as they sailed from Savannah, Georgia to their intended masters in St. Simons Island a short distance away. Many of the captives were Igbo people from West Africa, a group known for its fierce resistance to slavery. Harnessing this infamous spirit, the captives took control of the ship, drowned the crew, and grounded the vessel in Dunbar Creek at a site now called Igbo, or Ebo, Landing.

Once on shore, the bound men and women drowned themselves in the creek rather than risk recapture. As they marched into the water, the Igbo reportedly chanted, “The water spirit brought us. The water spirit will take us away.”

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Today, Igbo Landing appears serene and idyllic. However, the drowned slaves reportedly haunt the landing and surrounding marshland. According to local mariners, the sounds of clinking chains and chanting voices drift over the water when the moon is full and the water still.

“Even today there are ghost stories about unrequited Igbo spirits and recurring reports of unsubstantiated sounds and shadows in the marshes at Igbo Landing,” said a local activist. “The voice of our ancestors at Igbo Landing cries out still from those foreign waters to come home to Igbo land.”

Do the spirits of long-dead slaves really haunt coastal Georgia? Or is the story nothing more than a troubling myth? If you’re ever in St. Simons Island why not pay a visit and discover the truth for yourself.

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Ghost Photo: Attic Dweller

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Ghost Photo: Attic Dweller

When a couple heard banging sounds in the attic, they went to investigate. The search yielded nothing, but just before they closed the attic stairs, this terrifying face emerged from the darkness. Real or fake?

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Ghost Photo: The Face in the Window

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Ghost Photo: The Face in the Window

The story behind this image is that a group of teens were exploring an abandoned county prison and caught this creepy face on camera. Is it a ghost? Pareidolia? An actual person? See the full video below.

The prison the boys explored isn’t identified in the video, but it appears to be somewhere in the United States. Anyone know where they are?

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The Screaming Tunnel

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The Screaming Tunnel

Though Canada’s Screaming Tunnel doesn’t look like much, the ghost of a terrified child reportedly haunts its damp and shadowy depths. Could the old legend be true?

Built in the 1800s, and located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Screaming Tunnel runs beneath an old railway line and once served as a drainage tunnel for surrounding farms. Today, the tunnel is a popular attraction, and people come from miles around to hear the screaming ghost who allegedly dwells there.

The Legend

According to local legend, a girl at a nearby farm ran to the damp tunnel after her clothes caught fire. Though she managed to extinguish the flames, the girl was too badly burned to survive, and she died in the tunnel, clothes still smoldering.

Another variation of the legend claims an enraged father murdered his daughter in the tunnel. He allegedly set her alight after she tried to sneak away with her mother. Yet another blames the girl’s death on a deranged vagabond who lured the child into the tunnel and burned her alive. Though the stories vary, they all agree on one thing: a girl died in the tunnel after going up in flames. And now her screaming ghost remains.

The Girl Who Screams

To draw out the ghost, visitors must walk to the middle of the tunnel and strike a match. As the light from the flame illuminates the dark, an anguished scream will pierce the silence and continue until the flame is out. Sometimes, a chilling breeze will accompany the scream and extinguish the flame as quickly as it appears. It seems the girl who burned alive is still terrified of fire and will do anything it takes to put it out.

Is the creepy story true? There’s no official record of a girl dying in The Screaming Tunnel, but that doesn’t stop curious people from striking a match and waiting to see what happens. Would you be brave enough to find out?

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Ghost Photo: Castle Keep Spirit

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Ghost Photo: Castle Keep Spirit

The Newcastle Castle Keep, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is reportedly haunted by a vengeful monk and the spirit of a murdered poppy girl. Is the wispy, white figure on the stairs one of them?

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Truth or Legend: Faceless Specter Haunts Pennsylvania Highway

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Truth or Legend: Faceless Specter Haunts Pennsylvania Highway

Legend has it a faceless specter roams State Route 351 in western Pennsylvania. Is there any truth to this disturbing tale or is it nothing more than a scary story?

The Legend

The tale of the faceless figure goes something like this. Long ago, a man was disfigured in a horrible accident. Some say lightning melted his face, some say it was a fire, still others claim it was acid or an explosion. Whatever the cause, the accident obliterated the man’s face and caused his skin to glow a ghastly green.

Now, the hideous figure roams Route 351 late at night. Locals call him the Green Man, or Charlie No-Face, and they say he chases broken-down motorists or those who dare park on the side of the road.

The Truth

Unlike many ghostly legends, the tale of Charlie No-Face is rooted in fact. In 1919, eight-year-old Ray Robinson was horrifically injured after he accidentally touched a power line carrying 22,000 volts of electricity. The voltage destroyed Ray’s eyes, nose, and right arm, leaving him blind and crippled, but miraculously alive.

Ray spent the rest of his life in seclusion, living with relatives and selling handmade items. He rarely ventured outside during the day, but at night, he took regular walks along Route 351 near Koppel, Pennsylvania. His appearance attracted a lot of attention, and locals often stopped to talk to Ray or take his photo in exchange for beer or cigarettes.

The real Charlie No-Face

It’s these nocturnal walks that spawned the Charlie No-Face legend that was most prevalent in the 1950s and ’60s. Ray died in a nursing home in 1985. However, the eerie legend lives on. Even today, parents scare their children with tales of Charlie No-Face, and teens cruise Route 351 hoping for a look at the tragic figure.

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