Guildford, located in the United Kingdom, is considered to be one of the most haunted places on earth. Visit the town center any night of the week and you’ll find several “ghost tours” where locals will take you on a walk about the city while pointing out the many haunted locations scattered throughout the town. In fact, there is evidence that bolsters their claims. Guildford has produced one of the most convincing pieces of ghostly evidence, a picture that has confounded the experts. The general consensus is that the picture is real and untouched. Amateur photographer, Mark Baker, 37, who took the picture, has no idea what the figure is and insists that the picture has not been altered in any way.
Dan Clifford was reviewing the security footage taken from the CCTVs in his local café when he noticed a ghostly female figure hovering over one of the tables before vanishing into thin air. The security cameras are set to turn on automatically when motion triggers them. The film segment in question was taken during the middle of the night, at which time the business was closed and the doors locked tight. Dan explained that his café, the Curiositeaz Vintage Tea Room in Perth, Scotland, has produce other unexplained phenomena. Workers complain of hearing ghostly voices while others have witnessed chairs being pushed across the room. Some employees have reported being physically shoved in the back by an invisible entity. Clifford noted that he has even had mediums stop in the café because they felt something strange when they passed by his business.
Wem Town Hall, a building in the market-town of Wem in Shropshire, England, was destroyed by fire on November 19, 1995. During the fire, Tony O’Rahilly, a amateur photographer, took pictures of the burning building from across the road (police had stopped him and would not allow him to get any closer). To his surprise, after the photo had been developed, in the doorway of an upper floor, appeared a young girl standing calmly, staring directly at the camera, seemingly unaffected by the flames burning all around her.
On May 16, 1986, when former town marshal David Gary Young and his wife Doris Young took 154 children and 13 teachers hostage at Cokeville Elementary school in Wyoming, and kept them at bay with a shopping-cart sized bomb attached to five hairpin-trigger blast caps, it should have ended in great tragedy – one of the worst in American history. Yes, the bomb did explode and it exploded in a room packed full of children, but the only persons to die that day were Mr. Young and his wife. In what is called “The Cokeville Miracle”, the lives of the children and teachers were spared. If you ask residents of the town how such a thing could happen, they will look at you, smile, and answer in one word – Angels.
Séances, Mediums, Ouija boards – is it possible to talk to the dead? Can the dead communicate with us? Many paranormal researchers believe it is possible using a method known as EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomena.
The haunted Athens Mental Health Center, also known as The Ridge, is located on a hill across from the flowing Hocking River in Ohio. It opened in January 9, 1874 on land purchased from a local farmer named Coates. In recent years, the State Hospital campus also known as ‘The Ridges”, has been absorbed into the Ohio University campus and now houses several of the University buildings. Clearly, lots of changes have taken place on this plot of land, but there still exists some original remnants of the old institution – and they are not wholly physical remnants…
After Mrs. Meg Lyons died suddenly in her Bakersfield, California house, it had remained untouched when Mrs. Frances Freeborn moved in during the month of November, 1981. Every piece of Mrs. Lyons’ furniture was just as she left it. Her clothes still filled the closets and dressers. Eager to make the house her own, Mrs. Freeborn set about cleaning out the house and refurbishing it to her liking. And that’s when the trouble started.
The Bell Witch or Bell Witch Haunting is a poltergeist legend from Southern United States folklore, involving the Bell family of Adams, Tennessee. The legend is the basis of the films An American Haunting (2006) and The Bell Witch Haunting (2004), and may have influenced the production of The Blair Witch Project (1999).
In one of the most terrifying cases of recent times, a New England family was surprised, disturbed and ultimately horrified by a series of apparitions that seemed to have one objective – to drive them from their home. The strange, horrifying events that took place in a New England home in the late 1970s and early 1980s have been documented and investigated, but never fully explained. They began as a series of benign if remarkable hauntings and escalated into one of the most astonishing cases of ghostly, paranormal activity in recent American history.
Raynham Hall in England is a splendid home in Norfolk. Inhabited by Townshend family for over 300 years, the hall gives its name to the area, known as the Raynhams. It also gave us one of the most famous and well-regarded ghost photographs ever taken.
Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was “possessed by demons” and subsequently underwent an exorcism. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep.
“I am a freak. I have hands and I have feet, and if you saw me you’d faint, you’d be petrified, mummified, turned into stone or a pillar of salt.” Thus said Gef when asked what he was. Hiding in the walls of quant farmhouse on the Isle of Man, Gef was indeed a unique persona. Researched extensively by legendary ghost hunter, Harry Price, Gef was a spirit that took shape iin the form of a talking mongoose.
It was the autumn of 1834 when the Proctors, a Quaker family, began to notice disturbances in their house near Tyneside in northern England. Every member of the family complained of hearing footsteps and whistling that could not be accounted for. The sound of a clock being wound could not be explained. Over a six-year period, the intensity of the haunting increased. The stomping of angry footsteps echoed throughout the house, contrasted by faint whisperings. And then there were the apparitions. The white figure of a strange woman was seen in a window by a neighbor, and then seen in other rooms of the house by the Proctors. A disembodied white face appeared over a stair railing, seeming to watch the family.