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Creepy Wiki: 100 Spooky Articles from Wikipedia.com

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Enjoy reading about ghosts, ghouls, and other spooky phenomenon? Here are 100 creepy Wikipedia articles that will scare you silly.

Strange Phenomena and Events

  1. Min Min Light – “An unusual light phenomenon that has often been reported in outback Australia.”
  2. Deathbed Phenomena – “Refers to a range of paranormal experiences claimed by people who are dying.”
  3. Bilocation – “An alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two places at the same time.”
  4. Spontaneous Human Combustion – “Reported cases of the combustion of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition.”
  5. Morberly-Jourdain Incident -“Claims of time travel and hauntings made by two women in 1901.”
  6. Electronic Voice Phenomena – “Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are supposedly not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.”
  7. Spooklight – “A mysterious visual phenomenon allegedly experienced by witnesses in a small area known locally as the ‘Devil’s Promenade’ on the border between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma.”
  8. Hairy Hands – “The Hairy Hands are a pair of disembodied hands that appear suddenly, grab at the steering wheel of a moving car or the handlebars of a motorcycle, and then force the victim off the road.”
  9. The Devil’s Footprints – “After a heavy snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of Satan.”
  10. Maco Light – “A supposedly anomalous light, or ‘ghost light,’ occasionally seen between the late 19th century and 1977 along a section of railroad track near the unincorporated community of Maco, North Carolina.”

Curses and Omens

  1. Death Coach – “Part of the folklore of north western Europe. The sight or sound of the coach warns of imminent death to either oneself or to a close relative.”
  2. Chair of Death – “In the Baleroy Mansion is a 200-year-old ‘chair of death.’ Legend has it whoever sits in the chair will die soon after.”
  3. The Gray Man – “A ghost reportedly seen on the coast of Pawleys Island, South Carolina that warns residents of coming severe storms and hurricanes.”
  4. Devil Bird – “A jungle cryptid of Sri Lanka said to emit bloodcurdling, human-sounding shrieks in the night. It is believed that the cry of this bird is an omen that portends death.”
  5. Robert the Doll – “The doll, which is supposedly cursed, has become a fixture of ghost tours in the Key West area.”
  6. Doppelganger – “A paranormal double of a living person, typically representing evil or misfortune.”
  7. The Curse of Little Bastard – “A series of accidents that mysteriously occurred from 1956 to 1960 involving James Dean’s car.”
  8. The Nain Rouge – “A mythical creature that originated in Normandy, France. In the United States, it haunts Detroit, Michigan and is feared by its residents as the harbinger of doom.”
  9. The Crying Boy – “Certain urban legend attribute a ‘curse’ to the painting as undamaged copies were frequently found amidst the ruins of burned houses.”
  10. August Curse – “A perceived phenomenon in Russia in which tragic events are felt to occur unusually often in the month of August.”

Mysterious Nature

  1. Skyquake – “Skyquakes or Mystery Booms are unexplained reports of a phenomenon that sounds like a cannon or a sonic boom coming from the sky.”
  2. Kentucky Meat Shower – “An incident where what appeared to be flakes of red meat fell from the sky in an area near Rankin, Kentucky for a period of several minutes on March 3, 1876.”
  3. Whistle – “An unidentified sound recorded by the autonomous hydrophone deployed at a location in the Pacific Ocean. It was recorded on July 7, 1997. The origin of the signal is unknown.”
  4. Man-Eating Trees – “Legendary or cryptid carnivorous plants large enough to kill and consume a person or other large animal.”
  5. Wow! Signal – “The name given to a strong narrowband radio signal detected in 1977. The signal has been the subject of significant media attention, and astronomers have tried many times in vain to find it again.”
  6. Star Jelly – “A gelatinous substance sometimes found on grass or even on branches of trees. According to folklore, it is deposited on the earth during meteor showers.”
  7. The Hum – “Widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people.”
  8. Ball Lightning – “Ball lightning is an unexplained atmospheric electrical phenomenon. It is usually associated with thunderstorms, but lasts considerably longer than the split-second flash of a lightning bolt.”
  9. Rain of Animals – “Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals fall from the sky.”
  10. Air Rods – Videos of rod-shaped objects moving quickly through the air claimed by some ufologists and cryptozoologists to be alien life forms, extradimensional creatures, or very small UFOs.”

Ghosts, Hauntings, and Poltergeists

  1. White Witch of Rose Hall – “The White Witch is a legendary story of a haunting in Jamaica.”
  2. Hull House – “Numerous stories of ghosts surround Hull House, making it a stop on many of the ‘ghosts in Chicago’ tours.”
  3. Boy Scout Lane – “An isolated road located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. A number of ghost stories have become associated with the road, including the fictional deaths of a troop of Boy Scouts.”
  4. Silverpilen – “The Silver Arrow (Swedish: Silverpilen) is the nickname of a Stockholm Metro train which features in several urban legends alleging sightings of the train’s ghost.”
  5. White Woman of Belchen Tunnel – “An old, white-clothed hitchhiking ghost who appears in Switzerland’s Belchen Tunnel.”
  6. Myrtles Plantation – “Touted as ‘One of America’s Most Haunted Homes,’the plantation is supposedly home of at least 12 ghosts.”
  7. Rosenheim Poltergeist – “Name given to claims of a poltergeist in Rosenheim in southern Bavaria in the late 1960s.”
  8. The Bell Witch – “The Bell Witch or Bell Witch Haunting is a purported poltergeist legend from Southern folklore, centered on the 19th century Bell family of Adams, Tennessee.”
  9. The Amityville Horror – “The Amityville Horror: A True Story is a book by Jay Anson, published in September 1977. The book is said to be based on the real-life paranormal experiences of the Lutz family.”
  10. Bridgewater Triangle – “The Bridgewater Triangle refers to an area of about 200 square miles within southeastern Massachusetts claimed to be a site of alleged paranormal phenomena.”
  11. Crybaby Bridge – “Crybaby Bridge is a nickname given to some bridges. The name often reflects an urban legend that the sound of a baby can be, or has been, heard from the bridge. Many are also accompanied by an urban legend of a baby or young child/children being killed nearby.”
  12. The Weeping Woman – “Maria is forced to wander the Earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name ‘La Llorona.’”
  13. Bloody Mary – “Bloody Mary is a legendary ghost or spirit conjured to reveal the future. She is said to appear in a mirror when her name is called multiple times.”
  14. Greenbrier Ghost – “The events surrounding the haunting have led to it becoming a very late instance in American legal history when testimony of a ghost was accepted at a murder trial.”
  15. Lincoln’s Ghost – “Lincoln’s Ghost is said to have haunted the White House since his death. It is widely believed that when he was president, Lincoln might have known of his assassination before he died.”
  16. Kate Morgan – “Kate Morgan is an American who died under mysterious circumstances, and is thought by locals to be a ghost at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.”
  17. Poltergeist – “In folklore and the paranormal, a poltergeist is the apparent manifestation of an invisible but noisy, disruptive or destructive entity. Most accounts of poltergeist manifestations involve noises and destruction that have no apparent cause.”
  18. Red Lady of Huntingdon College – “The Red Lady of Huntingdon College is a ghost said to haunt the former Pratt Hall dormitory at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.”
  19. Resurrection Mary – “Resurrection Mary is a well-known Chicago area ghost story. Of the ‘vanishing hitchhiker’ type, the story takes place outside Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois.”
  20. Aokigahara – “Aokigahara has a historic association with demons in Japanese mythology and is a popular place for suicides.”
  21. The Chase Vault – “The Chase Vault is a burial vault in the cemetery of the Christ Church Parish Church in Oistins, Christ Church, Barbados best known for a widespread legend of “mysterious moving coffins.”
  22. Brown Lady of Raynham Hall – “A ghost which reportedly haunts Raynham Hall in Norfolk. It became one of the most famous hauntings in Great Britain when the image of the Brown Lady was captured by photographers from Country Life magazine.”
  23. Borley Rectory Hauntings – “Borley Rectory was a Victorian mansion which gained fame as ‘The Most Haunted House in England,’ before it was destroyed by fire in 1939.”
  24. Haunted Highway – “Streets, roads or highways which are the subject of folklore and urban legends, including rumors and reports of ghostly apparitions, ghostly figures, phantom hitchhikers, phantom vehicles, or other paranormal phenomena.”
  25. Nightmarchers – “In Hawaiian legend, Nightmarchers are the ghosts of ancient Hawaiian warriors. They are said to come forth from their burial sites to march out to past battles or to other sacred places.”
  26. Teke Teke – “Japanese legend about the ghost of a young woman, or school girl, who fell on a rail way line and was cut in half by the oncoming train. Now a vengeful spirit, she carries a scythe or a saw to slice victims in half, mimicking her own disfigurement.”
  27. Ghosts in Polynesian Culture – “In many Polynesian legends, ghosts were often actively involved in the affairs of the living. Ghosts might also cause sickness or even invade the body of ordinary people, to be driven out through strong medicines.”
  28. Shadow People – “Supernatural shadow-like humanoid figures that, according to believers, are seen flickering on walls and ceilings in the viewer’s peripheral vision.”
  29. Waverly Hills Sanatorium – “Waverly Hills has been popularized on paranormal television as being one of the ‘most haunted’ hospitals in the eastern United States.”
  30. Devil’s Tramping Ground – Legend has it “the Devil ‘tramps’ and haunts a barren circle of ground.”
  31. Ghosts in Tibetan Culture – “Ghosts are explicitly recognized in the Tibetan Buddhist religion as they were in Indian Buddhism, occupying a distinct, but overlapping world to the human one.”
  32. Flying Dutchmen – “The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever.”
  33. Ardvreck Castle – “A ruined Scottish castle dating from the 16th century.” Legends of ghosts and mermaids surround the ruins.
  34. Phantom Vehicle – “A supposed ghostly or haunted vehicle.”
  35. The Ghosts of Flight 401 – “Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 was a jet that crashed into the Florida Everglades on the night of December 29, 1972, causing 101 fatalities. Over the following months and years, employees of Eastern Air Lines began reporting sightings of the dead crew members.”
  36. List of Ghost Ships – “A ghost ship, also known as a phantom ship, is a ship with no living crew aboard; it may be a ghostly vessel in folklore or fiction, such as the Flying Dutchman, or a real derelict found adrift with its crew missing or dead, like the Mary Celeste.”
  37. Clinton Road – “Clinton Road and the land around it have gained notoriety over the years as an area rife with many legends of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures and gatherings of witches, Satanists, and the Ku Klux Klan.”
  38. The Cock Lane Ghost – “The Cock Lane ghost was a purported haunting that attracted mass public attention in 1762.”
  39. The Ghost Ship of Northumberland Strait – “A ghost ship that can be seen sailing ablaze within the Northumberland Strait. This phantom ship has been reported for over 220 years with numerous eyewitness accounts.”
  40. Hungry Ghost – “A concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way.”

Cryptids and Supernatural Creatures

  1. Wendigo – “Half-beast creature appearing in the legends of the Algonquian peoples along the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes Region of both the United States and Canada.”
  2. Thunderbird – “Large, bird-like creatures, generally identified with the Thunderbird of Native American tradition.”
  3. Obake – “Ceatures in Japanese folklore. Literally, the terms mean a thing that changes, referring to a state of transformation or shape shifting.”
  4. Black Dog – “A nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the Devil or a Hellhound.”
  5. Kapre – “A Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon.”
  6. Black-Eyed Children – “Supposed paranormal creatures that resemble children between the ages of 6 and 16, with pale skin and black eyes.”
  7. Owlman – “Purported owl-like cryptid that was supposedly sighted around mid-1976 in the village of Mawnan, Cornwall, England.”
  8. Leyak – “A Balinese mythological figure in the form of flying head with entrails still attached.”
  9. Pontianak – “A vampiric ghost in Malay and Indonesian mythology said to be the spirits of women who died while pregnant.”
  10. Yurei – “Yurei are figures in Japanese folklore, analogous to Western legends of ghosts. Like their Chinese and Western counterparts, they are thought to be spirits kept from a peaceful afterlife.”
  11. Krasue – “The Thai krasue is a nocturnal female spirit of Southeast Asian folklore. It manifests itself as a woman, usually young and beautiful, with her viscera hanging down from the neck, trailing below the head.”
  12. Banshee – “The banshee is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld.”
  13. Shubin – “Shubin is the mythological spirit of the mines. The legend of Shubin is distributed mainly in the mining towns of Donbas, Ukraine.”
  14. Jersey Devil – “The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern NJ, United States.”
  15. Pope Lick Monster – “A legendary part-man, part-goat and part-sheep creature reported to live beneath a Norfolk Southern Railway trestle over Floyd’s Fork Creek, in the Fisherville area of Louisville, Kentucky.”
  16. Mothman – “A mythical half moth half man from Point Pleasant, West Virginia described as a large humanoid with moth features on its face and large wings with fur covering its body.”
  17. Spring-Heeled Jack – “Spring-heeled Jack is a character in English folklore of the Victorian era who was known for his startling jumps. Sightings were reported all over England and were especially prevalent in suburban London, the Midlands, and Scotland.
  18. Melon Heads – “Melon Heads is the name given to legendary beings and urban legends in parts of Michigan, Ohio, and Connecticut generally described as small humanoids with bulbous heads who occasionally emerge from hiding places to attack people.”
  19. Sayona – “La Sayona is a legend from Venezuela, represented by the spirit of a woman that shows up only to men that have love affairs out of their marriages.”
  20. Jinn – “Supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology.”

Demons, Exorcisms, and Supernatural Religious Experiences

  1. Marian Apparition – “A supernatural appearance by the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
  2. Anneliese Michel – “Anneliese Michel was a German Catholic woman who was said to be possessed by demons and subsequently underwent an exorcism.”
  3. Weeping Statue – “A statue which has been claimed to be shedding tears or weeping by supernatural means.”
  4. Ouija – “Mainstream religions and some occultists have associated use of the Ouija board with the threat of demonic possession and some have cautioned their followers not to use Ouija boards.”
  5. Stigmata – “Term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ.”
  6. Dybbuk – “A Dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit in Kabbalah and European Jewish folklore.”
  7. Locution – “Paranormal phenomenon or supernatural revelation where a religious figure, statue or icon speaks, usually to a saint.”
  8. Michael Taylor – “Became notable in 1974 as a result of Ossett murder case and his alleged demonic possession in England.”
  9. Burning Bush – “An object described by the Book of Exodus as being located on Mount Horeb. According to the narrative, the bush was on fire, but was not consumed by the flames.”
  10. Devil – “Believed in many religions, myths, and cultures to be a supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the archenemy of God and humankind.”

Source: Ghost and Ghouls

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Creepy Wiki: 100 Spooky Articles from Wikipedia.com

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