The strange stories of Mouth Cemetery – Michigan

Mouth Cemetery in White River Township, Michigan was established in 1851, even though it is believed that an unknown number of men and women were buried in unmarked graves throughout the area beginning in 1830. History apart, the cemetery and surrounding area are known for having a history of strange occurrences. Not far from the shores of Lake Michigan, popular for its countless shipwrecks and clear waters in spring, the cemetery is surrounded by dense trees in a somewhat remote area. At a little over 165 years old, however, it…

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La Llorona: the legend of the weeping woman of Mexico and Southwest America

The legend of La Llorona, which literally means in Spanish language “Weeping Woman”, has been a part of Hispanic culture in the Southwest America and Mexico since the days of the conquistadores. It is one of Mexico’s most famous oral legends and the tall, thin spirit is said to be blessed with natural beauty and long flowing black hair. Wearing a white gown, she roams the rivers and creeks, wailing into the night and searching for children to drag, screaming to a watery grave. No one really knows the origins…

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Greenbrier Ghost: the deceased who had her husband condemned for murder

It was July 1897, when Edward Stribbling “Trout” Shue was convicted of first-degree murder for strangling and to have broken his wife’s neck. His trial, which was held in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, was based entirely on circumstantial evidence that demonstrated man’s guilt, beyond any reasonable doubt, in an unusual way: evidence was presented to the jurors come from beyond the grave! The facts that led to the conviction of Shue included some “post-mortem” statements of his deceased wife, Zona Heaster Shue, who appeared to her mother four weeks after…

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50 Berkeley Square: the Chilling Stories of the Most Haunted House in London

The late Georgian-style building at number 50 Berkeley Square looks harmless enough, but was once known as the most haunted house of London. Today it is best known as one of the ancient buildings of the capital that has remained unchanged over time. Although his reputation as a cursed house has faded a little in recent years, these four residential floors have been at the center of chilling horror stories, according to which unfortunate or reckless characters lost their lives. However, even today, visitors are warned to stay away from…

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The Belgrade Phantom: the thief who for 10 nights mocked the Yugoslav police.

In August 1979, a stranger then nicknamed the Phantom of Belgrade drove the city police forces mad, which probably thanked heaven for the absence of President Josef Broz Tito, who went to Cuba to attend the conference of non-aligned countries. If Vladimir Vasiljević is not a known name in the world, the story of his little personal rebellion, during the years of President Tito’s government in Yugoslavia, deserves to be told. Before the return of the Yugoslav leader, the police force was subjected to strong pressure the capture of the…

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The “spartito del diavolo” and the mysteries that surround Lucedio Principality. Truth or legend?

As we all know, at the base of every legend there is (almost) always something true, and that human imagination has no limits: it is enough to tell, for example, dark stories of ghosts, witches, curses, infernal rites, to give veracity to events happened (perhaps) a few centuries before. Thus, the presence of a strange musical score frescoed in an Italian church, according to research done by me and another collaborator, would seem something unique: here music assumes demonic valences, in which the notes, depending on the sequence in which…

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Borley Rectory: the most haunted place in the UK.

When we hear about places haunted by ghosts and poltergeists, one of the first to be remembered is surely the Borley Rectory, in England. This construction was investigated by the famous “ghost hunter” Harry Price. It was said that all sorts of paranormal phenomena occurred inside it. But what is the truth? Borley Rectory stood in the small village of the same name, located between Essex and Suffolk, on the south-eastern coast of England. The building was built in 1863 over the remains of a Benedictine monastery supposedly built in…

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Crecchio Castle, history, legends and Byzantines!

The castle, of Norman-Swabian origin, was built around a watchtower around the 11th-12th centuries. The original tower, called “normanna” and “dell’ulivo”, part of a territorial defensive system, was visually connected with other towers in the surround, like the Mucchia tower (on the coast) and with the city of Lanciano and Guardiagrele inside. To it are linked many legends related to the cruelty of one of its owners who, ruling these places with terror, beheaded its opponents on the highest tower, that of sighting. The tower became a symbol of terror…

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The Mysterious Greek Ship on the Coral Island of Kish.

Last week, a mysterious wreck appeared on the shores of Myanmar. But there is another story, which speaks of a more or less mysterious wreck, a massive ship landed in the azure waters on the shores of Kish, known as the Greek Ship. We are off the coast of an Iranian island, where this steamship has been beautifully rusting since the 1960s. It is the ghostly husk of a dead steamship that has not left its spot since 1966 (and probably isn’t leaving any time soon), and now is sitting…

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Mary Celeste: the mistery of the Ghost Ship whose crew vanished into thin air.

On the causes of the disappearance of the crew and the abandonment of the Canadian brigantine Mary Celeste in 1872 every hypothesis was considered, from the most imaginative, to the most realistic. Despite this, almost two centuries after its construction, the story of Mary Celeste remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the sea. Built in 1861 in Spencer Island, Canada, the brig-ship was initially baptized with the name “Amazon”. Following a series of unfortunate events, including a shipwreck and the death of the first two captains who commanded…

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The Boogeyman: 8 photographs for a disturbing Horror Story

Duane Michals is a pioneering photographer of fashion and art images, but not only, in which he often used the form of sequential narration and the superimposed text to construct the narration of his stories. His very strong images explore recurring themes for the humans: sex, death, love, fear and violence. Although he defines himself as a self-taught photographer, his clients include magazines such as Esquire or Vogue, and among the people he has photographed are the greatest artists of his time. His photographs have been exhibited since 1970 at…

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Inside the Hoia Baciu forest, one of the most haunted place of the world.

Perhaps Dracula’s stories were not enough to make Transylvania a place full of mysteries and a perfect theater for horror and ghost stories. There is another spectral landmark in the homeland of the vampire prince: this is Hoia Baciu, just outside Cluj-Napoca, Romania’s second city of Transylvania. It has been called the creepiest forest in the world, due to the numerous apparitions and disappearances that take place there. It defies the investigations of soil scientists and attracts Romanian witches, sword-wielding Americans, and people who try to clean the forest from…

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Centralia Ghost Town Church: stronger than the fire ~

A mine fire has been burning under the deserted town since 1962, but this church is still standing! Over 50 years ago, a mine fire started below the small town of Centralia, in Pennsylvania. Some people says, that it was caused by a pile of rubbish that has turned on the coals in the pit, but no one knows the truth. Some attempts were made to put out the fire, with about $7 million spent, but at the end efforts were interrupted. In the 1980s, the underground blaze had spread…

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Octavius, the ghost ship and its frozen captain with a pen in hand.

The world is filled with a cornucopia of stories, misteries and legends, and when we read or listen these, we travel on a different dimensions. These stories, are food for thought for all those who love a good mystery, and the story about the Octavius ship is quite intriguing. In maritime tradiction there are a lof of stories of ghost ships, of ships that sail the world’s oceans with a ghostly crew and destined never to make port. This is a story that involves a mysterious disappearance and a Captain,…

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Spanish Fortress: the castle of L’Aquila

The Spanish Fortress of L’Aquila know as “il Castello” by the Aquilans, is one of the most impressive Renaissance castle in Central/Southern Italy and was built in the 16th century, when the city had become the second most powerful city in the Kingdom after Naples. In 1528, to punish the citizens for their rebellion, Viceroy Filiberto of Orange ordered to build a fortress in the highest spot North of the city, according to the project of a renowded Spanish architect, Don Pirro Aloisio Escriva, also a great expert of firearms.…

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Kostel svatého Jiří: the medieval church haunted by the ghosts!

Kostel svatého Jiří (St. George’s Church) in Luková, Czech Republic, has been neglected for more than 40 years. Believing it to be haunted, the congregation refused to set foot into the church, which slowly fell into decay. Until it was saved by ghosts! It’s true: in fact still today, thirty creepy ghosts now inhabit this 14th-century church. The church, was consecrated in 1352, was victim to an unusual number of fires over its long years, and was partly rebuilt and restored many times. The last creepy event happened in 1968…

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Annie Patterson: the “White Witch” of Rose Hall between Reality and Legend.

Of the seven hundred large manor houses that once existed in Jamaica, today there remain only about fifteen, because the others were burned during the great “Christmas rebellion” of slaves. Eleven days, between 1831 and 1832, in which the black workers, now slaves, sought a liberation that cost the lives of many of them and only came years later. Rose Hall, near Montego Bay, is one of the survivors of the revolt, and certainly the most famous because it is surrounded by ghostly legends and scary ghost stories. The story…

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SS Baychimo: the Ghost Ship that sailed alone for 38 years and disappeared…

This is the mystery of the Arctic ghost ship: Abandoned 1914 cargo vessel SS Baychimo drifted for decades – but is she still out there? Somewhere out there a phantom ship could well be drifting, having roamed the seas without a crew for decades. The coast of Alaska is certainly a remote place, and those of the Upper Arctic even more, and for this reason it’s difficult to believe that an abandoned ship has managed to navigate in those icy waters, alone, without crew, for almost 40 years. Yet, this…

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