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Reader Submission: Terror at Girl Scout Camp

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Reader Submission: Terror at Girl Scout Camp

“Last summer, my daughter and I spent the weekend at a local Girl Scout camp. I don’t want to name the camp and damage its reputation, but something seriously spooky happened to us there.

This camp is in the Southeast, in a heavily wooded area near the mountains. It’s a beautiful place, complete with a waterfall, pond, and scenic hiking trails. We’d gone there every year for an annual mother-daughter retreat, and before last summer, we’d never had any problems.

The night of the incident, we made s’mores and sang silly songs around the campfire. Around 9:30, everyone headed to their cabins for bed. Because of a no-show, my daughter and I had our own cabin near the pond. There was no AC, so the cabin was pretty stuffy and uncomfortable. My daughter fell asleep immediately, but I tossed and turned, trying not to think about the heat.

Outside, I could hear frogs trilling by the pond and the occasional gust of wind. Around midnight (I know the time because I had just looked at my phone), the frog sounds abruptly stopped as if someone had flipped a switch. I thought it was odd, but didn’t think anything of it. Then I heard an odd rumbling in the sky.

It sounded like an airplane flying high over ahead, but the sound just went on and on, echoing through the hills. I don’t know why, but the noise made me extremely uneasy. I tried covering my head with a pillow and convincing myself it was thunder, but it didn’t sound like any thunder I’d ever heard.

After about ten minutes, the airplane droning sound stopped as abruptly as the frogs had. At that moment, it was dead silent. I felt like my daughter and I were the only people for thousands of miles. Until someone started pounding on the cabin door.

BAM! BAM! BAM! My heart started racing so fast I thought I might have a heart attack. My daughter woke up screaming and crying. As I rushed up to the top bunk, the pounding started again.

“Who’s there?” I yelled.

There was no answer, so I yelled out the question again. Nothing.

At this point, my daughter was totally freaking out, and I wasn’t far behind. I wanted desperately to turn on the lights, but the switch was right by the door, and if whoever was outside tried to come in, I’d be within easy reach. I couldn’t help but think of the Oklahoma Girl Scout camp murders. Worse, I couldn’t call anyone because there was no signal in the camp.

After what felt like an eternity, I climbed back down from the top bunk, ran over to the switch, and turned on the lights. Once my eyes had adjusted to the glare, I noticed a weird green haze in the cabin. I hoped if I was imagining things, but then my daughter asked why there was smoke in the air.

I wish I could say I summoned the courage to open the door, or even look out the window, but I didn’t. My daughter and I sat up all night with the lights on, confused and terrified. No one pounded on the door again. The haze faded away. And the frogs resumed their trilling.

Eventually, morning came and we left the cabin when we heard other campers walking around outside. I asked one or two of them if they’d heard anything weird in the night, but they all said no. After that, my daughter and I quickly packed up the car and left. I told the counselors we had to leave because she was sick.

I have no idea what to make of any of it. The sounds. The pounding. The haze. All I know, is that my daughter and I are never going back to the camp again.”

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Haunted Headlines: April 2018

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Haunted Headlines: April 2018

From a suicide bridge for dogs to apparitions caught on camera, here are April’s most haunted headlines.

The Mysterious Bridge Where Dogs Go to Kill Themselves
New York Post
April 27, 2018

“Residents of West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, love strolling over Overtoun Bridge, a picturesque 19th-century bridge. But dog owners steer clear of the structure, which has developed a reputation as a doggie suicide bridge.”

‘First Real Ghost’ Caught on Camera in Chilling Episode of TV’s Most Haunted
Daily Record
April 23, 2018

“Terrified hosts Yvette Fielding, Karl Beattie, and Stuart Torevell finally produced some actual spooky shots after 15 years of filming.”

Take a Ghost Hunting Class at ‘Haunted’ Ohio State Reformatory
WLWT5 – Cincinnati
April 18, 2018

“A class at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, notoriously thought to be haunted, will give hands-on training in professional ghost hunting techniques.”

‘Ghost’ Captured on Camera During Investigation at Detroit-Area Brewery in Old Church
Click On Detroit
April 11, 2018

“Detroit Paranormal Expeditions conducted an investigation at Atwater in the Park in Grosse Pointe Park last month where cameras appeared to catch a ghostly figure flying through the air. Atwater in the Park, an extension of Detroit’s Atwater Brewery, is in a church that dates back to the 1930s.”

Urban Legend, Asian Myth, or Historical Figure: Who Was the Ghostly Poinciana Woman?
ABC Online
April 10, 2018

“It seems nearly everyone who grows up in Darwin (Australia) learns the legend of the Poinciana Woman, who haunts the flaming poinciana trees at East Point Reserve after dark.”

Jared Leto Lives in Haunted Ex-Military Base
Canoe.com
April 9, 2018

“Singer/actor Jared Leto has found an interesting place to call home – a converted top secret military base. And it’s haunted.”

Sinister Minister 
The Irish Times
April 9, 2018

“Ordained priest and horror fan Peter Laws on why humans are morbidly attracted to the creepy, kooky, and downright repellent and need safe outlets to explore it.”

Long Beach’s Queen Mary is Renting Out its ‘Most Haunted’ Room
ABC 7 News
April 6, 2018

“For the first time in 30 years, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will let you stay in what many believe is the historic ship’s most haunted place.”

The Most Haunted Buildings in Leicester and Leicestershire – and the Ghosts Inside Them
Leicester Mercury
April 6, 2018

“Leicester and Leicestershire has a long history, and therefore we have some old buildings, which may be hiding a secret or two. These are the buildings thought to be the city and county’s most haunted.”

Winery at Marjim Manor Serves Award-Winning Wine and Ghostly Tales
WKBW-TV Buffalo
April 5, 2018

“People visit the Winery at Marjim Manor in Appleton, NY for their award-winning wines as well as a possible encounter with the paranormal. According to owner Margo Sue Bittner, ‘our ghosts are happy ghosts.’”

Zak Bagans’ Haunted Beginnings
Vegas Seven
April 3, 2018

“In his latest documentary Demon House, paranormal investigator Zak Bagans takes viewers through a supernatural journey of an alleged haunted home in Gary, Indiana.”

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True Tales from Haunted Mines

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True Tales from Haunted Mines

The following story comes from the comment section of YouTube. The viewer writes:

“Folks, I’ve worked in and out of the coal mines in southern Appalachia quite a bit over the years, and as a former coal miner watching this, there’s some things you need to know about working below the drip mouth of a mine:

1. It is quite normal, very normal actually, to hear things back in a mine shaft. Normally you don’t hear the noises until it’s dinner time when they shut off the machines and everyone sits down at the ‘dinner hole’ back in the mine. But we all know (as coal miners) that there’s more activity going on in the mine besides our activity, and we often choose to ignore it.

2. It is a common thing to see lights that aren’t supposed to be there, hear voices that aren’t supposed to be there, and even see an orb from time to time. Most of the men who work in the mine accept it and just go about their job, though I admit, it gets creepy back in the shaft when you’re very far down in to the mountain sometimes. I never feared it because other miners were always right there with me, and there’s safety in numbers – most of the time.

3. Tommyknockers: We had an unfortunate accident in one of our mines years ago, and a miner lost his life when the shaft he was working in collapsed in on him. We called in rescue and tried to get him out, but he was so far back into the shaft with his equipment that we couldn’t get to him. He died back there, and it was a tragic, horrible accident. The mine company (Eastern) decided to just brick up that part of the shaft and leave him in there, and to this day he is in the shaft, though passed on, and entombed in the mine.

4. Our dinner hole was close to the entrance of that shaft, though it was bricked over. I admit there were times.. yes, you could almost ‘hear’ that man back in that shaft hitting the wall with a chisel of some kind, or a hammer. I was far from the only one to hear that, and grown men, family men, who I had my dinner with at 3 AM back in the mine would get a little frightened at times. We moved our dinner hole after a while because it was too unsettling to eat there for most of us.

5. We would often see orbs just fly by out of nowhere down the mine shaft, and there was never a shift that I wasn’t glad to see the dawn of the morning. It’s scary enough down there, not knowing if each shift will be your last, and I was never ‘really afraid,’ but there were times, I confess, it was just eerie down in the mountain, and none of us miners ever felt alone down there.

6. The mine I am referring to is now completely closed and shut down, and has been for well over a decade, but I often think of that man who is still buried back under the mountain, and I wonder if he is still Tommyknocking on the walls back there.”

Creepy Sounds from Abandoned Mines 

In 2016, the man behind the popular YouTube channel “Exploring Abandoned Mines and Unusual Places” uploaded the following video. The explorer claims he only wanted to document Nevada’s Waldeck Mine while demonstrating the capabilities of a cool new flashlight. Instead, he ended up recording eerie whispers from deep within the mine. Check out the video below. The creepy sounds start at 12:10.

The video went viral soon after its publication, and viewers were quick to offer theories. Some claimed ghosts, demons, or mine-dwelling spirits were to blame. Others suggested more logical explanations like echoes, animals, or the wind. What do you believe?

Ghost in the Machine

Eerie whispers aren’t the only creepy sounds the man behind “Exploring Abandoned Mines” has caught on camera. In 2014, the explorer encountered swinging chains and mechanical noises in Nevada’s long-abandoned Horton Mine. See for yourself below. The chilling activity starts at 7:45.

Theories for the strange sounds range from the paranormal (noises from another dimension, ghosts reliving the past) to the mundane (echoes from activity above).

What do you think of the creepy sounds? Supernatural or easily explained? 

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5 Creepy Tales of Strange Things at Sea

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5 Creepy Tales of Strange Things at Sea

From rogue waves to sudden storms, there’s plenty to fear at sea. But sometimes the threats aren’t natural. These five creepy stories from Reddit.com will make you want to stay far, far away from the ocean.

The Hands That Reach 

“My great grandpa was a Frogman (predecessor to the Navy SEALs and EOD) in the US Navy during World War II. He claimed one day when he was on the deck of a ship before a mission, he saw thousands of hands reaching out of the water. A few hours later, while he was on shore, the ship was attacked and lots of sailors aboard died. He didn’t believe in ‘visions’, and he always said it was because of the stress of running missions non-stop for the last month, but the rest of my family thinks he saw a few hours into the future.”

It Came From Above 

“I work on a research vessel, and in the North Atlantic, around 2011, we saw an extremely bright object fly into the water. Not fall, but with a trajectory and no sound. It was blinding to look at and bright neon green which illuminated the entire sky. It split the low lying clouds like a sheet and continued to glow until it reached a depth where the light couldn’t escape to our vantage point. Me and the other watch standers all saw it, and there was much debate and confusion with no answers.

The next night, it was like we went into a bird portal. Literally all kinds of sea birds just in a confused tumult, smacking into our radars and falling from the sky. Even some that I wouldn’t think could be out so far out to sea. Shit creeped me out to no end. I still tell the story from time to time as it is the most singular thing I’ve seen in a decade of sailing the deep sea.”

Sleepwalker 

“US Marine here. During a float on a boat to Operation: Top Secret, Destination: Unknown, one of our own was lost at sea. I guess they just jumped overboard at night or something. Kinda depressing, that’s a shitty way to die.

Anyways, their coffin rack was adjacent to mine, and we left the rack made. But for some reason, the sheets kept  getting messed up every day. It was pain in the ass to keep making the sheets, so we stripped the rack. And we figured that no one should be sleeping in there since there were plenty of other vacant racks in the berthing. But someone would keep making the rack, and messing the sheets up in the morning.

There’s no way someone would be sleeping there, because we’d notice someone climbing up on the top bunk, and the duty would have been posted at the entrances to the berthing. It was just creepy seeing the rack being made neatly and then messed up in the morning.”

Night Light 

“While standing a lookout watch at night on a patrol somewhere in the middle of the Bering Sea, I saw a light appear on the horizon. The light rose until I could tell through the binoculars that it was clearly a circle of light — a glowing orb of some sort. It rose quickly and steadily and hung in the air, motionless from my perspective, for a short period of time, but long enough for me to report the sighting and for folks on the bridge to puzzle over it. Then a few minutes later, it dropped quickly and was gone for good.

So, two things we knew: 1) It was over the water. The nearest land in that direction was so far that the damn thing would have had to have been the size of Connecticut if it had shot up from land. 2) The United States government didn’t have a clue what it was (or, had no interest in telling us).

It was weird. I do not believe it was extraterrestrial or the result of anything supernatural. But it was weird.”

Merman

“After a huge storm, we were all on deck, working lines, checking damage, etc., while the bay around us was choppy and churning and foaming. Old-timey sailors often used the saying, ‘the sea is confused.’ I looked about 15 feet off the starboard side and something swam up, broke the surface, looked at us, then submerged again.

It resembled a thin man. It had a humanoid shape, arms articulated like a man, and a human head, but its skin was covered in scales like a snake. It looked at us, blinked its weird, heavy-lidded eyes, then dove back under.

So maybe you need to know a few things about me at that moment. No drugs, no alcohol, no injuries. I was elated because I was glad to be alive, but my senses in that situation were sharpened, not dulled. I had, at that time, about six years experience on ships and fishing boats, and had seen squid, octopi, flying fish, sharks, skates, etc. all around the world. I was not the type of guy to see a patch of seaweed and call it a sea monster.

I made an instant decision that I was not going to say anything. The men on this boat were all mechanics and engineers and professionals. Why get a reputation as a flake? At the time, it was important for each of us to get “D” skipper or OOD qualifications, and saying something like that would be frowned upon.

And as I stood there in my life vest, soaking wet, hooked onto the steel lifeline, glad to be alive, one of the other sailors, a USN Captain with over 30 years experience in the surface navy, piped up and said:

‘I just saw a brown thing pop up on the surface! It looked like a lizard man, with a scaly face. It blinked with these big eyes and then went back under!’

‘Yeah, I saw it too,’ I said. No one else said that they had seen it.

We sailed back to the pier later that day and didn’t speak of it again.”

Have you had a creepy experience out at sea? Send your stories to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!

 

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Ghost Photo: Most Haunted Specter

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Ghost Photo: Most Haunted Specter

After more than 15 years on air, British television show Most Haunted has finally recorded a ghost. The team was investigating Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire, England when a ghostly figure materialized under the arch. Check out the video below.

“It’s the most ground-breaking footage we have ever recorded,” said Most Haunted host Yvette Fielding. “But rather than giving us the answer we were looking for, it just gave us more questions.”

Do you think the ghost is real, or is there another explanation?

Have you caught a ghost on camera? Send your paranormal photos to ghostsghoul@gmail.com. 

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Ghost Photo: Schoolhouse Spirit

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Ghost Photo: Schoolhouse Spirit

The image above comes from Reddit. The OP writes:

“I grew up in a small, rural town in between mountains. A couple of years ago, they were tearing down an old elementary school. A guy my mom knew went in and took pics with his cell phone. When he uploaded them, this was one of the pics.”

What do you think of the image? Is it a ghost or is it an illusion?

Have you captured a ghost on camera? Send your creepy photos to ghostsghoul@gmail.com. 

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