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Rhodes Hall Atlanta, Georgia Rhodes Hall is affectionately known…

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Rhodes Hall Atlanta, Georgia Rhodes Hall is affectionately known…

Rhodes Hall 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Rhodes Hall is affectionately known as ‘the castle on Peachtree’ thanks to its grand appearance. The building was constructed back in 1904 by Amos Rhodes.

These days the upper floors play home to The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, while the lower portion is a very popular choice for some of Atlanta’s most opulent weddings.

However, as beautiful as this house is there is something dark lurking beneath the surface – it is haunted! The majority of the paranormal activity that goes on here has been attributed to the wife of Amos Rhodes who actually died in the property. She is said to play with the lights and there are reports of unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices.

However, she is not alone in her haunting. Some visitors to the house have reported seeing apparitions of giggling children and the basement is said to be home to a much more malevolent presence which witnesses have described as a dark and evil shadow figure.

Rhodes Hall makes no secret of its reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Atlanta, regular tours of the building are available and it has in the past hosted keen ghost hunters!

Source: My Haunted Salem


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Sagtikos Manor Long Island, New YorkSagtikos Manor is one of the…

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Sagtikos Manor Long Island, New YorkSagtikos Manor is one of the…

Sagtikos Manor
Long Island, New York

Sagtikos Manor is one of the most historic buildings that Long Island has to offer and it once played host to President George Washington himself. It is also believed to be haunted.

Witnesses have described seeing the ghost of a Native American Indian in the loft of the property on a number of different occasions.

There have also been other reports of shadowy figures standing on the front porch and of doorknobs turning and/or jiggling by themselves.

Another of the popular stories linked to Sagtikos Manor is that in the 1700s an Indian Princess believed to have live on what are now the grounds of the manor was attempting to rescue settlers from Fire Island when a storm came in.

She made several successful crossings in her canoe before disappearing.

She was never found, but witnesses have said that the princess and some of the men that she rescued can be seen on the shore at night.

Source: My Haunted Salem


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Ginger’s Place Jacksonville, FloridaGinger’s Place is one of the…

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Ginger’s Place Jacksonville, FloridaGinger’s Place is one of the…

Ginger’s Place
Jacksonville, Florida

Ginger’s Place is one of the oldest bars on Jacksonville Beach. It was owned and operated by Ginger Payson right up until her death in 2003 and it has now been passed on to her family.

It is these family members who first noticed the paranormal activity in the property not long after Ginger had passed away. Customers and employees alike have experienced someone or something brushing against their legs and they have also seen shadows or dark silhouettes walking in and out of the back room when there is nobody in that area.

There is also a sign that is always falling to the floor as though it has been pushed over and sometimes staff say money appears on the bar as if from nowhere! It is believed that Ginger is not the first spirit to inhabit the property.

There is also said to be the spirit of an old man who died while using the jukebox and the spirits of some shrimpers who lived in the property, but died at sea.

The owners are keen to make it known that the spirits of Ginger’s Place are totally harmless, but they urge visitors to raise a glass to Ginger when they visit, just as a mark of respect!

Source: My Haunted Salem


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Sinister PresenceAn intriguing “ghost photo” taken by a man…

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Sinister PresenceAn intriguing “ghost photo” taken by a man…

Sinister Presence

An intriguing “ghost photo” taken by a man investigating his supposedly haunted house. He claimed he felt a sinister presence in the room he was in, and snapped a photo of this mirror, which apparently captured these floating heads. Faked or not, it’s a pretty creepy photo

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Indian Burial GroundsThe origins of the “Indian burial ground”…

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Indian Burial GroundsThe origins of the “Indian burial ground”…

Indian Burial Grounds

The origins of the “Indian burial ground” legend come from sightings of Native American ghosts near areas rumored, or even proven, to be the final resting place of a local tribe. Such areas can be an old farmhouse in a Midwestern town or even a multimillion-dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

In fact, the remains of the dead were blamed for the vacancy of the Hollywood mansion on Solar Drive, and a murder was rumored to have occurred there. It was deemed uninhabitable after squatters, drug dealers, and thrill-seeking teenagers ravaged the place. But, in the case of the house, the existence of Native American graves was unproven, and it becomes a perfect example of the power and potency of the lore.

Strange occurrences are attributed to burial grounds automatically, without even needing to research the history of the area. It doesn’t take a master’s degree in anthropology to see that this stems from our fascination with a mystical and highly spiritual culture and religion perceived of the American Indian. Instead of the body resting and the soul rising, the soul lingers, especially when disturbed.

So, why does this legend still capture our imagination and frighten us today? Even a skeptic can be spooked by visiting one of the many burial grounds in the United States at dark. Thousands are drawn, for example, to a suburb in Long Island, New York to see the actual house featured in the movie The Amityville Horror. The house, purported to be built over Native American remains, was the place of the horrific murder of six people. Even after the murders, strange noises and footsteps, foul odors, and foreign substances were reported when new owners took over.

Although the experiences of the new owners were dismissed as false, the site still brings visitors hoping for a paranormal experience. These visitors are drawn the experience of the supernatural; something abnormal and other-worldly. Perhaps they are there to confront not only the fear of death, but the possibility of life after the death, and the power that a bodiless spirit could retain.
Whatever the reason, the legend of the Native American burial ground still fascinates us today. We seem to be drawn to the power and possibility of life after death as well as the potential the “spirit world” has to disrupt our own lives. Perhaps we are also drawn to the mystical religion of the Native Americans that seems both foreign and palpable.

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Maine State PrisonThomaston, MaineIn 1824, in Thomaston, Maine…

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Maine State PrisonThomaston, MaineIn 1824, in Thomaston, Maine…

Maine State Prison
Thomaston, Maine

In 1824, in Thomaston, Maine the Maine State Prison was established. The purpose behind the facility was for prisoners to serve out life sentences doing hard labor. In other cases, prisoners served hard labor for shorter periods. Men and women alike served time at the Maine State Prison. Eventually women were moved from the facility. During its history the facility was devastated by fires multiple and rebuilt. The prison also had sections for mental health and a segregation unit.

In the many years the Maine State Prison has been in use there have been reports of sightings from guards and prisoners alike. Guards have made claims of someone watching them when there was no one around. Others have stated they have seen the spirits of former prisoners at night when the prison is at its most quiet. Many believe some of the hauntings are a direct result of equipment from an old prison on Thomaston being moved to, and used at, Maine State Prison.

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