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Haunted Salem Where the Dead Educate the…

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Haunted Salem Where the Dead Educate the…

Haunted Salem

Where the Dead Educate the Living

www.thehauntedpulse.com – website

www.strategicparanormal.com – Investigation team

https://www.facebook.com/beyondthegraveradio/ – Radio Show

https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalGraveyard/ – Radio Show

http://www.youtube.com/c/HauntedSalem – Youtube ( you will find a whole bunch of shows, evp, etc)

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/myhauntedsalem – Tumblr Blog

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GHOST STANDING WITH COUPLEThis picture was taken in Manila,…

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GHOST STANDING WITH COUPLEThis picture was taken in Manila,…

GHOST STANDING WITH COUPLE

This picture was taken in Manila, Philippines on a Nokia 7250 phone. Neither of the girls report any strange feeling or a presence at the time the picture was taken, but the fact that the picture has been taken with a digital camera makes the possibility of a double-exposure unlikely.

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Old Town TatuThe building has stood at 3313 W. Irving Park…

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Old Town TatuThe building has stood at 3313 W. Irving Park…

Old Town Tatu

The building has stood at 3313 W. Irving Park Chicago for well over one hundred years now. Today it serves as a popular tattoo parlor, but many years ago there was more embalming fluid than ink inside this building. Old Town Tatu, was once known as Klemundt Funeral Parlor. During the 1880′s, this funeral parlor was Chicago’s first known. It wasn’t until 2003, when a man by the name of Rich Herrera turned the building into what still serves as a tattoo parlor today. Some say that the spirits who inhabited the old building were not very happy about the former funeral home being converted into a tattoo shop. 

The business is home to what many believe is poltergeist activity. Objects being moved or thrown, unexplained noises, failing equipment and more have been known to occur within the walls of this former house of death. The most frightening moment must have been when one of the tattoo shop employees was pushed down the stairs by unseen forces. The apparition of a man in a suit has been spotted as well. Many say that it is this man who is responsible for pushing.

According to “Americas Most Haunted Places” The owner Rich Herrera, was said to have stated that if he ever died in that place, It would be on. He would kick that ghost’s.. well you get the idea. About three weeks later, Herrera died suddenly of a heart attack inside his tattoo parlor. The friends he left behind, that still continue to carry on Rich’s dream, say that he is still with them. 

They believe that Rich kept true to his word and is there watching over them every day. A short while after his death, while a group of his friends were inside the shop, the telephone rang. The number on caller id was none other than Rich Herrera’s. A number that had already been disconnected. Chills crawled down the spines of everyone present and they knew that Rich was with them. Was this the ghost of Rich Herrera, reaching out to his friends? Was he letting them know that he was in fact, still with them? If you are ever in the Chicago area, stop by and ask the folks at Old Town Tatu yourself. While you are there, I hear that you can get a killer tattoo, if you are interested. The business is a regular stop on the local ghost tours these days.

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Houska Castle – The Gates Of HellHouska Castle is located…

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Houska Castle – The Gates Of HellHouska Castle is located…

Houska Castle – The Gates Of Hell

Houska Castle is located close to Blatce in the Czech Republic. The old structure dates back to the 13th century and has a very strange history, to say the least. The castle sits in a peculiar place, with many people wondering why a castle would have ever been built there at all. However, a legend attached to this ancient structure may answer that question.

Before it was ever built, the spot where Houska sits was the focus of attention for many. It is said that there was a large hole, where the castle stands today. This hole was so deep that most believed it was a literal bottomless pit. Strange things happened around this mysterious hole, with nearby villagers reporting black winged creatures flying near it and half human, half animal beings crawling from it. It didn’t take long for people to start believing that the pit was a Gate to Hell itself. It is believed that Houska Castle was intentionally built over this pit, in an attempt to seal this gate and contain the evil within.

Before it’s construction, locals were too frightened to be lowered into the bottomless pit. However it didn’t take long for them to find a solution. Jailed men who were set to be executed were offered a death pardon, if they would allow themselves to be lowered into the hole and report their findings. Simple enough. Seemed like an easy way out of punishment for some prisoners. Unfortunately, after the first prisoner was lowered, this test came to an end.

After being lowered deep into the pit, the prisoner began to scream uncontrollably and begged to be pulled back up. After being pulled up, the prisoner’s hair had allegedly turned white and he appeared to have aged many years, during the few moments spent inside the hole.  The prisoner was so disturbed by what he had experienced that he went insane. Those few moments in the hole seemed to have claimed his mind. He was committed to a mental institution and died of unknown causes two days later.

More tales of experimentation came later when the castle was rumored to be used by Nazis for various experiments. Some even claim that one if the experiments involved gateways to other dimensions. It may sound far fetched, but if you wanted to conduct such experiments, what better place than on top of the gates to hell? Three bodies of Nazi soldiers were eventually unearthed at Houska. Their cause of death unknown. Could they have been a victim of these strange experiments?

Reports of paranormal experiences and encounters with evil have existed as long as the castle itself. Most experiences involve sightings of black winged demons, that are seen flying inside the ancient castle. Others have reported a much less menacing blonde haired woman, that roams the dark corridors of the castle. The chapel inside Houska castle is directly on top of the pit, that spawned the construction in the first place. Many people have heard screams and bone chilling moans coming from beneath the floor of the chapel. Others have heard what can only be described as the thud of a human body hitting the floor.

One of the most interesting experiences is that of the human chain. Not just one, but many people claim to have witnessed hundreds of people chained together, with black dogs snarling and nipping at their legs. A very disturbing image to say the least.

So is Houska Castle serving as a barrier between two worlds? Is it truly a gateway to Hell? Based on the experiences over so many centuries and the stories of horror that have been told for generations, there is definitely something dark and unexplained at Houska. What exactly may be causing these hellish experiences may never be known.

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The History of Zombie RoadZombie Road has quite a reputation as…

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The History of Zombie RoadZombie Road has quite a reputation as…

The History of Zombie Road

Zombie Road has quite a reputation as a place where shadowy figures and other non human entities have long been reported.

Gregory Myers of the Paranormal Task Force presents this piece on the history and deaths of one of the most haunted locations in the United States.

Within the urban sprawl of St. Louis lies a remote area called “Zombie Road”. Urban Legend tells a variety of eerie tales which include being host to ritualistic and occult practices which spawned inhuman and demonic entities while other tales tell of those who met their peculiar demise and still roam this desolate road in the afterlife.

“Zombie Road”, real name “Lawler Ford Road” is about 2 miles long through a valley of forest oak land hills and ends near the Meramec River in the Glencoe, MO area where it meets the newly established “Al Foster” trail.

The history of this area goes back to ancient Native American times where this was one of the few pathways cut by nature over the centuries through the bluffs to the Meramec River area just beyond them. It is believed that traveling ancient Native Americans used this pathway for foot travel and also quarried flint here for the making of various tools and weapons.

In the early 1800’s a Ferry (boat) was operated at the bottom area of this passage at times where a ford was located in the river for settlers and travelers to cross the Meramec River to the other side where the Lewis family owned much of the land. The origin of the road name is unknown to historians even today.

Ninian Hamilton a settler from Kentucky was the first settler to occupy and own land in this area in 1803. After his death in 1856, James E. Yeatman a prominent St. Louis citizen, a founder of the Mercantile Library and president of the Merchants Bank acquired the large parcel of land that Mr. Hamilton settled and owned.

The Pacific Railroad completed their railroad line from St. Louis to Pacific along the Meramec River in this area in the 1850’s. Della Hamilton the wife of Henry McCullough, who was Justice of the Peace for about thirty years and Judge of the County Court from 1849 to 1852, was struck and killed by a train in this area in 1876.

The first large scale gravel operations on the Meramec River began at what would become Yeatman junction in this area. Gravel was taken from the Meramec River and moved on rail cars into St. Louis. The first record of this operation is in the mid-1850’s. Later, steam dredges were used, to be supplanted by diesel or gasoline dredges in extracting gravel from the channel and from artificial lakes dug into the banks. This continued until the 1970’s.

From about 1900 until about 1945, Glencoe and this area was one of the resort communities of the Meramec River’s clubhouse era. Many of the homes were summer clubhouses, later converted to year round residences then lost to the great local floods of the 1990’s.

Some say this is called Zombie Road because the railroad workers who once worked here rise from their graves at times to roam about. Some insist that they have heard old time music, seen anomalous moving lights and other ghostly sightings from that forgotten era. Another tale tells of a patient nicknamed “Zombie” who escaped from a nearby mental facility never to be seen again. His blood soaked gown was later found lying upon the old road later named after him.

Other tales include one of an original settler who met their demise upon the railroad tracks. Another includes a pioneer who lost his wife in a poker game then went back to his homestead and took his own life. Many still report seeing these lonely spirits even today.

During the age of Prohibition a nearby town housed speak-easies and the summer homes of well known gangsters. Tales tell of individuals who were dealt a bad hand by such public enemies resulting in their permanent placement within the ground or bordering river to never be seen again.

The bordering river has tragically delivered many to the other side through the years. Children and adults alike have taken their last living breath within its dangerous waters before being found washed up on its shores. Even during this new millennium, several children met their demise one
day within its banks.

The railroad still shows “Death hath no mercy” as many have met their final fate upon its tracks. Local lifelong residents can still remember multitudes of tragic occurrences dating back to the 1950’s. One of these occurred in the 1970’s when two teens were struck by an oncoming train. Some of the local residents were used in search parties to find the body parts scattered about the area.

During the 1990’s a mother and her five year old child were crossing a bridge when an oncoming train met them. The mother’s last action was pushing her five year old child off the bridge. The engineer was able to stop the train and save the child. Although the mother died, this is still one of the happiest endings to a story this area will provide.

More recent past has seen this area become refuge for those wanting privacy to practice the occult and other rituals. Who can really know what true doorways to the darkness or unknown were opened here.

During the 1960’s a couple in their late teens were on top of the bluffs overlooking the road below.The male somehow lost footing and during the fall caught his face in a fork of a small tree growing out from the side of the bluff. His face and scalp remained while the rest of him fell to his death upon the road below. Others have also met their demise from the high bluffs above.

The area has also seen its share of suicides and murders. In the 1970’s a hunter stumbled across a car still running at the end the road. Closer inspection revealed a hose running from the exhaust pipe to the inside of the car with the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

One can agree that there is no lack of legends or tragedies surrounding this area which can explain the bizarre and eerie encounters of those who visit. I was one who became truly intrigued and attracted by such lore and was determined to either prove or disprove the Urban Legends surrounding it.

Within an hour several people observed a human sized shadow figure as it descended upon them from a small bluff nearby. It then ran onto the road, stopped, then disappeared into the darkness of the night. Throughout the night others heard unexplained voices, were touched by the unseen and witnessed the unexplained. This was one night that everyone could conclude that indeed some Urban Legends actually are real!

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St. Andrew’s On The RedSt. Andrew’s on the Red, completed in…

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St. Andrew’s On The RedSt. Andrew’s on the Red, completed in…

St. Andrew’s On The Red

St. Andrew’s on the Red, completed in 1849, is located in the town of Selkirk which is more or less a suburb of Winnipeg. It is the oldest stone church in Western Canada, and it may be the region’s most haunted, thanks to the spirits of former plague victims.Other apparitions are said to populate the church’s graveyard.

Eyewitnesses have reported seeing a ghostly man clad in black and a mysterious woman in white. Also, a disembodied pair of red eyes have startled visitors in the past, while a ghost car has been noted not far from the church’s main entrance.

If you are thinking about visiting the church or its graveyard, be wary: Those who’ve claimed to have seen the various apparitions also reported having terrible nightmares the following nights. Most of these nightmares apparently involved the gates of the cemetery, which rattle even though no hands are seen shaking them.

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