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The I-35 Bridge and A MiracleThe I-35W Mississippi River Bridge,…

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The I-35 Bridge and A MiracleThe I-35W Mississippi River Bridge,…

The I-35 Bridge and A Miracle

The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was an 8-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate traffic across Saint Anthony Falls at the Mississippi River.

During afternoon rush hour on August 1, 2007 this bridge suddenly collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more.

This bridge was Minnesota’s fifth busiest bridge, carrying 140,000 vehicles daily.

Ninety-three people were rescued from the bridge after the collapse including a school bus with 50 children on board. This bus miraculously rode the concrete on the way down without tipping. No one on board was injured.

At the time of the collapse construction was underway on I-35, this slowed traffic down which resulted in many cars being on the bridge at the same time.

This extra weight and a flaw in the bridge’s initial design are cited for being the cause of this catastrophe.

Mathew on Aug. 1st was headed toward the I-35 bridge to pick up a friend that lived on the other side. Because of the construction he was caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Mathew had been going through some hard times recently and being a man of faith he took the slowed traffic as an opportunity to pray for help.

Within seconds of his prayer he saw a “vision.” In it he saw the bridge shaking and then it collapsed. Confused he spoke out loud, “What is this? You need to talk to me.”

Then he heard a loud “STOP!”

At this point he was 100 feet away from the bridge. The voice told him, “You need to stop right here.”

Mathew recalls he resisted for there was an endless line of cars behind him. But he gave in and stopped. Several people behind started to honk their horns repeatedly.

The voice reassured him that everything was okay, that he needed to remain where he was. Then he heard the voice say, “Look.”

Several cars behind him moved to go around him when they came within 20 feet of the bridge it snapped and then collapsed. Mathew saw 2 cars go off the edge.

In shock, he got out of his car and walked over to look down. Several people approached him and said, “Thank you.”

It took several days for Mathew to comprehend what had actually happened for he was traumatized by what he had seen.

He realized that if he had not listened to the voice he would have been on the bridge when it collapsed–not to mention many of the cars that were stopped behind him.

He now often gives a silent prayer of thanks.

Source: My Haunted Salem


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The Ghost of Mordecai HouseNorth CarolinaThis historic house, in…

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The Ghost of Mordecai HouseNorth CarolinaThis historic house, in…

The Ghost of Mordecai House
North Carolina

This historic house, in Raleigh, North Carolina, dates back to 1785. Five generations of the Mordecai family lived here until the property was willed to the capital city in 1964.

The Mordecai House is the oldest building in Raleigh.

Today it is a part of a public park that sits off Mimosa Street near downtown Raleigh.

Many of the Mordecai family possessions remain in the home.

This is why people believe the homes’ resident ghost is Mary Willis Mordecai Turk who lived there from 1858 until her death in 1937.

It is said she loved to play her piano, throw parties and show off her beautiful home.

It is known Willis died in the house, but it is not known which room.

Her apparition is seen wearing a grey 19th-century dress. She is heard playing her 1800s piano that remains in the downstairs drawing room.

When this piano is played no one is seen sitting on the bench, but visitors report seeing a “grey mist” hovering near this instrument.

Her apparition is seen in the homes’ hallways and late at night witnesses have seen her standing on the front balcony.

One former male worker at the home reports that he saw various items move on their own. He also heard phantom footsteps upstairs.

Ghost teams that have investigated the home state they felt an overwhelming sense of sorrow at the top of the stairs.

This might be connected to the fact, that after the Civil War during Mary’s time in the home, the Mordecai family lost their fortune.

An old photograph of Mary Willis remains. It tips over whenever Mary is displeased or doesn’t approve of something happening in the home.

The Mordecai House is considered one of North Carolina’s most haunted. One episode of the television series, Ghost Hunters, featured it.

A Ghost Guild, Inc. team member, Nelson Nauss, while doing a recent spirit box session in the home asked the spirit, “Do you want me to stay or do you want me to leave.” The ghost replied by stating a firm “leave” several times.

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Historic HauntA woman browsing Minnesota’s National Register of…

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Historic HauntA woman browsing Minnesota’s National Register of…

Historic Haunt

A woman browsing Minnesota’s National Register of Historic Places was shocked to see this ghostly figure at a historic home in Cottage Grove. Built in 1880, the Cedarhurst Mansion was once home to a well-known attorney and today serves as an event venue.

Do you think the photo shows a ghost?

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Can Dogs See Ghosts?Many pet owners agree dogs seem to sense…

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Can Dogs See Ghosts?Many pet owners agree dogs seem to sense…

Can Dogs See Ghosts?

Many pet owners agree dogs seem to sense impending danger. There are numerous accounts of how pets have warned their masters and saved them from harm.

There is an interesting discussion on the American Kennel Club site, here as to whether dogs have a “sixth sense.” This article presents compelling evidence that dogs might see things beyond the natural world.

Dogs like most animals use their gut feelings in order to survive. They know something doesn’t feel right and they act upon it quickly unlike their human companions who often stop and analyze situations.

Dogs have sharper senses than humans. Their hearing is keener and they have a wider field of vision. They also see clearer at dawn and dusk.

So can dogs sense or see ghosts? It remains a mystery but their actions often lead their owners to believe they are seeing something unusual, which they themselves cannot see.

The following account was first published in an article on Psychology Today.

A university professor owned a house high on a bluff that overlooked the ocean. His family pet was a Labrador retriever named Lambda. The professor often took the lab on walks down the various paths that led to the sandy beach.

He would unleash Lambda and watch, as his dog would run ahead to scout out the most interesting vegetation along these trails. Needless to say, Lambda enjoyed these walks immensely with one exception.

If the professor chose the path closest to his home his dog always resisted especially when they reached midpoint along this trail. Lambda would freeze, growl strangely and then whimper. He would stare intently at one bush each time.

The lab would not move past this spot until the professor firmly took his collar and dragged him further down the path. This consistent resistance perplexed the professor until he was told about the body that had been found along this path several years before he moved to the neighborhood.

A student had been found dead in the exact spot where Lambda always froze. It was not known if the death had been an accident or foul play.

The professor felt that this accounted for his dog’s odd behavior. He became convinced that Lambda was seeing this young man’s ghost.

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The Ghosts at Lincoln Park ZooThe Lincoln Park Zoo, located in…

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The Ghosts at Lincoln Park ZooThe Lincoln Park Zoo, located in…

The Ghosts at Lincoln Park Zoo

The Lincoln Park Zoo, located in Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of graves being disturbed.

In 1837, Chicago’s City Cemetery contained thousands of victims of several cholera outbreaks. As the city expanded health concerns arose that these bodies were being buried near the cities’ main water supply—Lake Michigan.

When this cemetery was closed in 1866, it is estimated that it contained 30,000 graves. Chicago officials decided to move these bodies outside the city limits.

Families of the deceased were informed, in 1869, that they needed to make other arrangements for their dead relatives. The city then undertook the removal of those who did not have a family.

It is said the 1871 Chicago Fire hindered this work. This fire destroyed many of the grave markers, which meant bodies were left behind.

When this land where the old cemetery was located was given to the Chicago Park Commissioner, one exaggerated rumor declared that there were still 10,000 unmarked graves in the park.

Lincoln park today is a large recreation area that encompasses 1,208 acres. It hosts, formal gardens, a conservatory, nature and history museums, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, boating facilities, beaches, hiking paths and trails, including an 18-mile bike path along the lakefront, a golf course, bird refuge and the zoo.

During construction in the park, bodies are sometimes dug up. Lincoln Park Zoo was built in the 1870s directly over the old cemetery site. It is in this southern area of the park where most of the paranormal activity occurs.

In 1962, one of the lost bodies was discovered. The zoo was constructing a new barn when they dug up a skeleton. Since this body could not be identified the zoo director, for legal reasons, had it placed back where it was found, then the barn was built over this grave.

Witnesses report seeing ghosts wearing Victorian clothes throughout the park, they appear out of nowhere and then they quickly disappear.

One lady from this period is observed near the Lion House. She is seen walking around, apparently oblivious to the modern day visitors that pass by.

This same ghost is often spotted in a Ladies Room near this exhibit. Many women have been unnerved when they spot her reflection in the mirror only to turn around and discover she is not there.

There are many reports of lights flickering, and doors slamming all without cause.

EVP’s have been recorded with mysterious voices, both male and female. Several groups have received clear one-word responses to their questions.

Thousands of photographs are taken of the animals at this zoo, every year, but many visitors discover anomalies in these pictures they did not expect.

They find they have captured, strange fogs, streaks, orbs, lights, and faces without bodies. Several have revealed full-bodied apparitions that were not in the area when the pictures were taken.

There are also areas around the zoo, which appear to randomly become infused with negative energy. When people who are sensitive hit these spots they become nauseated.

Another part of the park’s history is pointed to as a further reason for these hauntings. A 42-foot bridge stood in this park from 1894 until 1919.

It was built to give visitors a view of the surrounding area. But it was torn down once it was nicknamed, “Suicide Bridge.” For it was here hundreds of people either hung themselves or jumped to their deaths.

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Kimball CastleGilford, New HampshireEven just glancing at the…

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Kimball CastleGilford, New HampshireEven just glancing at the…

Kimball Castle
Gilford, New Hampshire

Even just glancing at the ruins of Kimball Castle in Gilford, it is easy to see how it could be considered to be one of the most haunted locations in New Hampshire.

Even before you step inside it just has a creepy aura surrounding it that is apparent immediately on first sight!

Some of the unexplained phenomena that has been reported at Kimball Castle includes loud unexplained noises, lights turning on and off by themselves and a couple of antique clocks which were long since dead that have suddenly decided to start working again.

The presence in the castle is decidedly unwelcoming and it is apparent that someone or something wants to be left alone there!

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