Annabelle the Haunted Doll

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Annabelle the Haunted Doll

A simple run of the mill Raggedy Ann Doll could be a child’s best friend. Find one investigated by the renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and you have inspiration for the movie “The Conjuring”. Considered one of the strangest cases ever documented, Annabelle the haunted doll is in the Warren’s book, The Demonologist. The story of Annabelle starts innocent enough,
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Most Haunted Places

Ashmore Estates Haunted House Ashmore Estates Haunted House

Ashmore Estates has a history going back to 1870. Starting out as a almshouse, it was also a part of the Coles County Poor Farm, a private psychiatric facility and had a 19 year span of standing vacant. A poor farm was county run facilities common in the 19th and early 20th century where mainly
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Queen Mary Haunted Ship Queen Mary Haunted Ship

Hull number #534 started in 1930 and after a delay due to the global recession, turned into the RMS Queen Mary in late May 1936. 1,000 foot long and fast, she held the Blue Riband accolade which is the unofficial award for the record speed for passenger liners crossing the Atlantic from 1936 to 1952
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Haunting of the Whaley House Haunting of the Whaley House

When completed in the late 1850’s, the San Diego Herald hailed the Whaley house as the “finest new brick block in Southern California”.  The Whaley house not only served as the family home but also as a granary, the county courthouse, a general store, a school, a theater and various other businesses. Since 1960 it has been a museum
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Villisca axe murder house Villisca Axe Murder House

In the early 1900’s Villisca Iowa flourished and being on a railroad line meant dozens of trains coming in daily. At the time, the population of 2500 people mostly believed Villisca meant “Pretty Place”.  This all changed on June 10th, 1912 when a ferocious murder rocked this quaint little town at what is now known as the Villisca axe murder house. The entire Moore
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Haunted Schools

Ohio University Haunted Campus Ohio University Haunted Campus

Ohio became the 17th state on March 1, 1803.  In February of 1804, the Ohio General Assembly approved the charter for Ohio University in Athens. This made for America’s first institution of higher learning west of the Appalachian Mountains. From humble beginnings of just three students in 1808, its first two bachelor’s degrees in 1815 and
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Haunted Lighthouses

Race Rock Lighthouse Haunted Race Rock Lighthouse is Haunted

Race Rock Reef is a set of rocks located southwest of Fishers Island in New York. This dangerous reef was the site of many shipwrecks. The first being in 1671 when the “John and Lucy”, a British war ship ran aground on the reef and lost several lives. In 1852 the Lighthouse Board, the government
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Haunted Hotels

St. James Hotel Haunted Rooms St. James Hotel Haunted Rooms

Sitting on the Santa Fé Trail, the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, New Mexico strongly connects to the many popular historic figures from the Wild West days.  Some of those include Clay Allison, Jesse James, Annie Oakley, Bat Masterson and Buffalo Bill Cody.  Today people can stay at the historic hotel, which includes a restaurant
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Haunted Hospitals

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Ghosts Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Ghosts

Across from the West Fork River on 269 acres in Weston, West Virginia stands The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The two main hospital buildings stretch for an intimidating two-tenths of a mile and was to hold 250 patients.  The hospital is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in America. The hospital also stands out because of the
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Haunted Cemeteries

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis cemetery No. 1 on Basin Street one block from the edge of the French Quarter is one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orléans. Built while the Spanish controlled New Orléans in 1789, the cemetery replaced the older St. Peter Cemetery.  Due to the city being mostly below sea level, high ground is
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