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Feb 25, 2024

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Cyn Shrader Hill is a native of Fayetteville, Tennessee, home of the very haunted Old Fayetteville (Lincoln County) Hospital where she worked closely with the Hospital's owner making EVP the Host Team for special events and investigations. She has 5 books: "Whispers in the Dark: True Ghost Stories and Eerie Tales," "Web of Terror: A Short Story Collection" (in collaboration with Mark Elliott Fults), "They're Speaking. Are You Listening? My Most Compelling EVPs," "It's Not Goodbye - Signs from Beyond," and "Realm of Shadows: True Ghost Stories and Eerie Tales."

Sensitive and empathic, she has known 'others' were around her since she was very young. She has also been 'rescued' a few times over the years from very dangerous incidents. Cyn has helped other paranormal teams, both in the US and abroad as well as law enforcement officers with evp (electronic voice phenomenon) analysis. Her desire to see and speak to those on the other side has sent her to many of the most famous and fascinating locations: Gettysburg, Alcatraz, Goliad Presidio La Bahia, Winchester Mystery House, Birdcage Theater, Tower of London, Heian Jinju Shrine and Rothenburg dungeons among others.

As the Founder of Elk Valley Paranormal, Cyn likes to be able to offer a client some sense of relief from any unexplained happenings, whether paranormal or not, that they've experienced. EVP isn't afraid to reach out to or work with other teams and has had several successful co-investigations.

Cyn was honored to be chosen as Storyteller by the owners of Young's Vintage Antiques during the Spirits With The Spirits event presented by Fayetteville Main Street in 2017 and plans to speak again for the 2018 function telling true ghost stories and tales of strange happenings surrounding the business.

Cyn was privileged to have an investigation photo (spirit feeding off of a Ouija Board in Lynchburg, TN) printed in Teal L. Gray's book Shades of Angels, and later, Teal included Cyn's first four stories in the book Scared Senseless. Cyn is currently working on her next book of true stories: "Realm of Shadows," and is already collecting stories for the 2nd book in her series "Signs from Beyond."

Hill and her psychic medium friend and very talented trance artist Mark Elliott Fults, have formed their own company to publish their books - FultsHill Press. Cyn is working on Mark's next books as well as her own: It's Not Goodbye - Signs from Beyond II, The Old Hospital, and others.

Feb 18, 2024

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Christopher Tillman is an explorer, writer, and documentarian with a passion for all things strange and unusual. He has been investigating claims of paranormal activity since 1993, cataloging over 1500 legends in the State of Ohio. His first documentary, dealing with the haunted history of Ohio’s first serial killer, premiered on Toledo’s PBS affiliate in 2020. When he’s not traveling the country in search of the paranormal, he resides in Toledo, Ohio.

 

Ohio’s First Serial Killer

Haunted Toledo’s two-year investigation covering Ohio’s first serial killer, Return Ward, and the haunting phenomena that surround’s the location of his last killing.

In February of 1857, Ward brutally murdered his wife, Olive. In order to cover up his crime, he dismembered her body and burned it in his stove. He was finally apprehended, charged, and executed for her death.

Now, over 150 years later, there are those who believe his murderous spirit, and that of his poor wife, still wander downtown Sylvania, Ohio.

The Collingwood Art Theater.

The labyrinth-like basement of the Collingwood Arts Center runs beneath the entire building complex, but only part of it is known as the Gerber basement.

The Gerber basement sits beneath the Gerber House, the oldest part of the Arts Center. It is in this basement that many have encountered the most notorious phantom that is said to haunt Collingwood.

This spirit is generally witnessed as being a dark, shadowy figure that floats along the ground, and often chases after those who are unfortunate enough to cross its path.

Many ascribe a negative or malevolent aspect to this entity, but the truth behind who, or what, this spirit is has yet to be determined.

Club Bijou

Haunted Toledo’s Christopher Tillman was invited to the club in May of 1999 to document the claims of employees who believed something otherworldly was lurking throughout the building. Many stories were told, hundreds of photos taken, and a 28-minute video tour of the building was conducted.

Fast-forward 18 years… A former employee of the club was contacted and asked to help us tell the story of Club Bijou’s haunted history.

The building no longer exists. All that remains are some photos, video, many memories, and the extraordinary stories of its former employees!

Gibbs Bridge

On the outskirts of Sylvania, Ohio, on the western edge of Lucas County, sits one of the most popular haunted bridges in the state.

Almost every ghosthunter in northern Ohio has visited this bridge at least once, many of them leaving with what they believe is evidence of unexplained paranormal phenomena.

This bridge holds a variety of paranormal claims and tales of tragedy, and this is what makes Gibbs Bridge such a popular destination for paranormal investigators.

Feb 11, 2024

 

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Christopher Tillman is an explorer, writer, and documentarian with a passion for all things strange and unusual. He has been investigating claims of paranormal activity since 1993, cataloging over 1500 legends in the State of Ohio. His first documentary, dealing with the haunted history of Ohio’s first serial killer, premiered on Toledo’s PBS affiliate in 2020. When he’s not traveling the country in search of the paranormal, he resides in Toledo, Ohio.

 

Ohio’s First Serial Killer

Haunted Toledo’s two-year investigation covering Ohio’s first serial killer, Return Ward, and the haunting phenomena that surround’s the location of his last killing.

In February of 1857, Ward brutally murdered his wife, Olive. In order to cover up his crime, he dismembered her body and burned it in his stove. He was finally apprehended, charged, and executed for her death.

Now, over 150 years later, there are those who believe his murderous spirit, and that of his poor wife, still wander downtown Sylvania, Ohio.

The Collingwood Art Theater.

The labyrinth-like basement of the Collingwood Arts Center runs beneath the entire building complex, but only part of it is known as the Gerber basement.

The Gerber basement sits beneath the Gerber House, the oldest part of the Arts Center. It is in this basement that many have encountered the most notorious phantom that is said to haunt Collingwood.

This spirit is generally witnessed as being a dark, shadowy figure that floats along the ground, and often chases after those who are unfortunate enough to cross its path.

Many ascribe a negative or malevolent aspect to this entity, but the truth behind who, or what, this spirit is has yet to be determined.

Club Bijou

Haunted Toledo’s Christopher Tillman was invited to the club in May of 1999 to document the claims of employees who believed something otherworldly was lurking throughout the building. Many stories were told, hundreds of photos taken, and a 28-minute video tour of the building was conducted.

Fast-forward 18 years… A former employee of the club was contacted and asked to help us tell the story of Club Bijou’s haunted history.

The building no longer exists. All that remains are some photos, video, many memories, and the extraordinary stories of its former employees!

Gibbs Bridge

On the outskirts of Sylvania, Ohio, on the western edge of Lucas County, sits one of the most popular haunted bridges in the state.

Almost every ghosthunter in northern Ohio has visited this bridge at least once, many of them leaving with what they believe is evidence of unexplained paranormal phenomena.

This bridge holds a variety of paranormal claims and tales of tragedy, and this is what makes Gibbs Bridge such a popular destination for paranormal investigators.

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Feb 4, 2024

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Vince Kelien has been exploring abandoned and haunted places for over 10 years. He was introduced to the paranormal at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in 2010, where a ghostly encounter on his very first day made him realize that there’s more to this world than we can see. In the years since, he’s had the privilege of helping to repair and maintain the historic structure, give tours, and manage the location’s social media channels. He started the Waverly Hills Tiktok account and gained more than 100 thousand followers before he left.

These days, he travels the country to discover brand-new abandoned locations and revisit old favorites. Over the past year, he’s been to Saratoga County Homestead, Norwich State Hospital, Pennhurst Asylum, as well as undisclosed locations up and down the eastern seaboard.

He’s collaborated with Haunted Nights, Kalani Ghost Hunter, The Ghoul Guide, and many others. You can follow his adventures on his YouTube channel, Urban Investigator, and social media channels.

 

Urban exploration (often shortened as UE, urbex, and sometimes known as roof and tunnel hacking) is the exploration of manmade structures, usually abandoned ruins or hidden components of the manmade environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby, sometimes involving trespassing onto private property. Urban exploration is also called draining (a specific form of urban exploration where storm drains or sewers are explored), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, building hacking, or mousing.

The activity presents various risks, including physical danger and, if done illegally and/or without permission, the possibility of arrest and punishment.

Jan 28, 2024

A Haunted City

 

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Most cities have main streets Like other cities Fort Wayne, has a main street. But unlike other cities, their main street is haunted.  Main Street is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman in white. She has a flowing white gown and appears to just walk down the street. That alone is enough to cause concern; however, the woman in white on Main Street continues walking until she reaches the St. Mary’s Bridge. Once there she horrifies witnesses who watch her climb over the bridge to jump into the water beneath the bridge. People have been so convinced the woman is real that they contact the police but nobody is ever found.

 

The Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne dates back to 1928 and is considered a landmark in the city. When open, the building has been home to plays and other entertainment productions.

People have seen a grey apparition roaming the halls on numerous occasions.

Some people believe a long-deceased director is an apparition. Along with that apparition some people see and hear what they can only assume is an older woman. Others have seen actors on stage and backstage. Other strange things in the theatre include odd smells, random cold spots, and lights spontaneously turning off and on.

 

John H. Bass was an incredibly wealthy man when he was alive. He had a mansion built for himself that even included an artificial lake not far from the house.

The mansion stood abandoned for a number of years before a local university decided to renovate the building and use it as a library.

There are stories that John H. Bass remains a resident of his mansion. These stories claim if you are in the library John H. Bass will help you find the book you desire.

Lindenwood Cemetery. Lindenwood Cemetery was originally founded back in 1859.

In the more than 175 acres the cemetery covers there is said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of seventy thousand gravesites. The overall style of the cemetery is Victorian in nature.

 

Jan 21, 2024

Nancy Thames

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Nancy Thames, a former Department of Defense employee and a lifelong contactee of extraterrestrial beings, has emerged as a significant voice in the realm of alien disclosure and spiritual awakening. Her journey, marked by personal struggles, transformed profoundly through her continuous extraterrestrial encounters. These experiences, initially suppressed, were eventually embraced as Nancy began to understand their purpose in her life and for humanity. She has come to the decisive conclusion: it is Time for Disclosure.

 

Her dedication to this cosmic narrative propelled her to create timefordisclosure.com, a platform advocating for open dialogue about extraterrestrial interactions and the greater implications for humanity. Here, she shares her personal encounters, insights gleaned from beings across dimensions, and her perspective on what these interactions mean for human evolution.

 

Nancy's work underscores a collective call to awakening. She stresses that experiences often labeled as "abductions" are, in her understanding, enlightened contacts, part of a broader, benevolent interaction with extraterrestrial entities aiming to usher humanity into a new era of cosmic participation. This mission, conveyed through her writing and community engagement, is driven by a philosophy of unity, spiritual evolution, and the pursuit of truth, extending an invitation to all of humanity to acknowledge and embrace our place within the larger galactic framework.

Jan 14, 2024

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Does human teleportation really exist? Can we travel instantly to a different location? On today's episode, we will talk about that concept.

 

A transporter is a fictional teleportation machine used in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. Transporters allow for teleportation by converting a person or object into an energy pattern (a process called "dematerialization"), then sending ("beaming") it to a target location or else returning it to the transporter, where it is reconverted into matter ("rematerialization"). Since its introduction in Star Trek: The Original Series in 1966, the name and similar concepts have made their way to other science fiction scenarios,

Here are some of the events we talk about.

Skier Disappears in New York, Shows Up in Sacramento Airport a Week Later in Same Clothes

A 49-year-old skier “Danny” Filippidis from Toronto was out shredding Whiteface Mountain, near Wilmington, N.Y on February 7 when he vanished into thin air. He told a friend he was going for one more run on the mountain alone near the end of the day. He never returned.

Search and Rescue, ski patrol, helicopters and up to 140 people, spent six days searching for   “Danny” Filippidis in the Whiteface vicinity.  The local hypothesis was that he’d hit a tree or fallen into a deep tree well and perhaps suffocated. But Filippidis was on a much stranger trip.

Fast forward a week and Filippidis had located a cell phone at the Sacramento Airport where he finally called his wife, who told him to dial authorities immediately. Police found Filippidis wearing the exact clothing he was wearing when he disappeared on that pow day at Whiteface on the other side of the country, he was even wearing his helmet and goggles. ‘Danny’ appeared extremely confused to law enforcement, unable to tell them where he’d been other than recalling a “big rig-style truck,” and “sleeping a lot.” He had no idea what day it was, only remembering being dropped off, “near a McDonald’s.” He had a credit card and $1,000 in cash.

“He was very nonchalant, and kind of out of it,” said Sgt. Shaun Hampton with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. “Our officers were adamant to take him to the hospital to have him treated.” Hampton also added that officers didn’t think he was under the influence or taken by force.

The Canadian skier and firefighter did have a fresh haircut.

There were no accounts of him getting on a plain, bus, or renting a car.

A professor In England in 1970 walked out to his car sat down in the car and felt dizzy. The next thing he knows is he is 1000 miles away stumbling around. His car was still parked back at the University.

 

In Argentina a man was driving, and his car started acting up. So, he stopped and when he got out he was hit by some unseen force and knocked to the ground. When he stood up everything around him was different. Turns out he was 1500 miles away, confused and disoriented. When he told someone, officials went to his car and it was sitting along the road still running.

 

Pilot in electric fog. The story of Brues Gerner.

Flying from Andorse Island to Paumbeach. About 10 min into the flight he flew into a bad storm. Trying to avoid it he turned and when he did he found himself in a tunnel. He felt as if he was being pulled forward for 10 seconds. He comes out and realized he was above Miami. Miami air command said he was over Miami beach with means he travelled 100 miles in 3 min. that’s 1918mph. top speed of his one engine plane was 200mph.

Jan 7, 2024

 

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Time travel, does it exist? Can we travel through time? Scientists say yes we can on a sub-atomic level. If you travel at light speed. Time travel and time slips are some of my favorite topics. This week I will tell you about a few stories I have come across.

People Claimed to Be Real-Life Time Travelers

1) Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain

In 1911, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain, who met just prior to working together at the all-female St. Hugh’s College in Oxford and shared an interest in spiritualism, released a book that caused a sensation. An Adventure detailed an experience they’d shared while visiting the Palace of Versailles in 1901. While wandering the extensive gardens around the Petit Trianon, they suddenly began encountering people dressed in 18th-century outfits, including a women who strongly resembled Marie Antoinette. Had they encountered ghosts—or slipped back in time somehow? Though they went with the latter for their book, which purported to “prove” their experience by researching and corroborating what they’d seen with historical records, skeptics tended to believe a third option: That the authors of the book (written under pseudonyms; their true identities were revealed after their deaths) had made the whole thing up. Still, their reputations as respected academics did make other people wonder if maybe they had witnessed something way out of the ordinary.

 

2) John Titor

This story has its origins with oddball late-night radio host Art Bell—which should be an immediate red flag—and expanded to include internet message boards circa the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was never clear if the man who made contact with Bell (via fax) was the same as the man who later took to the internet and built a cult following. You can read more about Titor’s story in the feature below, but the basics are: Titor first popped up in 1998, claiming he was from a parallel timeline where time travel was invented in 2034 by General Electric. In 2001, he explained his mission was to collect a vintage computer from 1975, needing it to debug computers back in 2036. His “predictions” about the future mostly failed to come true (like the second American Civil War, circa 2013), and sleuthing around the Titor phenomenon turned up at least one person (not a time traveler) who seemed the likely source of the hoax. But no amount of debunking can take away the weird and amazing details of this story; it’s one of the earliest instances of internet folklore, and still one of its most fascinating.

 

4) Andrew Carlssin

It’s true that “Andrew Carlssin” may not have actually ever existed, but he dwelled in the imaginations of real people for a brief moment after an article from the (reliably amusing) Weekly World News accidentally went mainstream. Snopes.com has a reprint of the original article, which read in part:

    Federal investigators have arrested an enigmatic Wall Street wiz on insider-trading charges — and incredibly, he claims to be a time-traveler from the year 2256!

    Sources at the Security and Exchange Commission confirm that 44-year-old Andrew Carlssin offered the bizarre explanation for his uncanny success in the stock market after being led off in handcuffs on January 28.

Though actual SEC representatives were quick to point out the entire story was, ah, complete and total balderdash, it caught on because it made a certain kind of freaky sense. See, John Titor had a high-concept reason for traveling back in time to get that vintage computer... but Carlssin? He was just capitalizing on what he knew about the future to play the stock market and get filthy rich, just like Back to the Future’s Biff Tannen and his sports scores. Snopes notes that the Weekly World News published a follow-up a month later, reporting that Carlssin had jumped bail, never to be seen again, either in the paper or in reality.

5) “Noah”

Late last year, several British tabloids gleefully reported on “Noah,” a man who claimed to be from the future, having arrived in our time using technology that was invented in 2003 but not declassified until 2028. A YouTube video on the Paranoid Elite channel—where you can view a variety of other “time-traveler” videos (though Noah’s is the most popular by far) as well as exposés on mermaids, aliens, and other mysteries of the unknown—was Noah’s chosen platform. His revelations were mostly pretty boring (the return of a better Google Glass! Self-driving cars are totally a thing! Trump will be re-elected!), but there’s something decidedly unsettling about his blurred-out performance

Dec 10, 2023

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Asa Swift was born in 1960 in Hartford City, Indiana. In law enforcement for 35 years, his creative side screaming to get out of his blue uniform and to make some kind of artistry! Not enough free time for acting or singing rehearsals, he chose writing and his love of the Horror/Paranormal genre. Asa first fell in love with Horror and Paranormal in the early 1970s with the release of the movie "The Legend of Hell House" starring Roddy McDowell. Asa's first book "The Devil's Cabin" is in paperback and Ebook, and he is endeavoring to make it and subsequent novels in audiobook as well. His latest horror novel "In Dreams" is a novel about a famous horror author whose characters begin to appear in real life, threatening him and his family. Just go to asaswift.com and click on the link!

His short horror stories include Counterfeit Image, Dead Air, All Hallows Detour, & Cabin on the Lake.

The Devil's Cabin: Four boys are all alone in their fight against a demon. Their parents and friends don't believe their nightmarish stories, so they must fight alone the best they can. They discover a cabin in the woods and are forced to determine what happened inside before they face a gruesome death like the others. They must know what evil resides...The Devil's Cabin.

In Dreams: Can a famous horror author keep his family and his sanity when the characters of his nightmare novels start showing up in his life? And what happens when they become real and threaten to kill him and his precious children and devoted wife? He dreads to find out...In Dreams.

Dec 3, 2023

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Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness Monster (Scottish Gaelic: Uilebheist Loch Nis), affectionately known as Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature have varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal with a number of disputed photographs and sonar readings.

The scientific community explains alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster as hoaxes, wishful thinking, and the misidentification of mundane objects. The pseudoscience and subculture of cryptozoology have placed particular emphasis on the creature.

Origin of the name

In August 1933, the Courier published the account of George Spicer's alleged sighting. Public interest skyrocketed, with countless letters being sent in detailing different sightings describing a "monster fish," "sea serpent," or "dragon," with the final name ultimately settling on "Loch Ness monster."Since the 1940s, the creature has been affectionately called Nessie (Scottish Gaelic: Niseag.

 

Energy vampires

Energy vampires are people who sap your emotional energy, either intentionally or unconsciously. They could be friends, family members, partners, colleagues, or neighbors, who feed on your care and attention and can leave you feeling stressed, drained, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

Relationships with energy vampires are often toxic. They can cause you to feel physically and emotionally drained, particularly if you’re an empath and highly attuned to the emotions of the people around you.1

 

What Are the Different Types of Energy Vampires?

    The victim: Some people enjoy playing the victim card and are always ready with a new sob story about a perceived slight. They are innocent but the whole world is always against them. They tend to complain often and loudly about their problems.

    The criticizer: Some people spend a lot of time and energy criticizing other people, things, and situations. Nothing is ever good enough for them and they can find fault with just about anything.

    The dramatizer: Some people create and attract a lot of drama. They always seem to be in the midst of a major catastrophe and often need your help and support.

    The manipulator: Some people are able to manipulate just about any situation to their advantage. They rarely say what they mean and usually have a hidden agenda.

    The negative thinker: Some people always see the glass as half empty and have a very negative attitude toward life. They can always be counted on to point out the downside or potential risks, without leaving any room for hope or excitement.

    The blamer: Some people are quick to place blame on others. They’re never at fault but always willing to hand out heaps of shame and guilt.

Energy vampires are extremely self-centered and always want to be the center of attention. They dominate the conversation and ensure the focus is always on themselves. If someone else brings up a different topic, they find a way to one-up them and bring the attention back to themselves.

Nov 26, 2023

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Steve Sabo was born in Ohio but has traveled the world. Although writing was always a passion, he made his career as a stand up comedian, performing in 46 of the 50 states, several countries and four islands. When he was younger he enjoyed thrill sports such as sky-diving, cliff-diving and bungi-jumping but you are much more likely to find him curled up with a good book nowadays. He enjoys watching UFC events and John Cusack movies. He performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. He is an extroverted introvert and still enjoys rocking out at a concert whenever possible.

Comedy road warrior Steve Sabo brings nonstop fun and laughter wherever he goes. No stage is too big or too small for him to conquer; he has performed for crowds as large as 5,000 and as small as two. First hitting the comedy stage straight out of high school, he has honed his craft at comedy clubs, bars, casinos, military bases, cruise ships, colleges, corporate shows, fundraisers, restaurants and even a backyard or two. Wherever laughter is needed you will find him, ready and willing to perform.

 

In over three decades as a performer, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with comedy legends such as Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Dave Attel, Jim Breuer, Christopher Titus, Brad Williams, Steven Michael Quezada and Tom Green. He has made television appearances on HBO, NBC, E! and Comedy Central. He is heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and has appeared on the nationally syndicated "Sex Talk Live" , "BTS Radio Show" and "The Jiggy Jaguar Show".

Television and Film

"From the Earth to the Moon" HBO - Supporting Role

"Gray Matter" E! Entertainment Televsion

"America's Rising Stars" Syndicated

"Equal Justice" Syndicated - Second lead

"Night Shift" Syndicated - principal player

NBC-local, Tampa, FL

UPN-local, Rochester, NY

Comedy Central-various

"Mickey LaMose" Independent film short - lead

"Bay Carpets" Commercial - lead

"Hell's Lake" Independent Film- lead

"Pi Day Die Day" Independent Film- supporting role

"Detroit International Comedy Festival" Documentary- cameo

What is Horror Fiction?

Horror is a genre of literature, film, and television that is meant to scare, startle, shock, and even repulse audiences. The key focus of a horror novel, horror film, or horror TV show is to elicit a sense of dread in the reader through frightening images, themes, and situations. In the horror genre, story and characters are just as important as mood and atmosphere. A horror story often shocks and provokes with its exploration of the unknown.

The horror genre in literature dates back to Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, where horror stories explored themes related to death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife. Examples include the ancient Greek tragedy Hippolytus by Euripides, a gruesome story about how jealousy and a lack of empathy can lead to tragedy; and Parallel Lives by Plutarch, a series of biographies highlighting the many moral failures of man.

The gothic novel, a genre of horror that focuses specifically on death, originated in the eighteenth century and is exemplified by the author Edgar Allan Poe. Horror literature in the nineteenth century and twentieth centuries often focused on tales involving occult ideas, like Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (1818) or Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897).

Modern horror novels have expanded the genre to include new elements and contemporary themes, like serial killers and slasher stories—Stephen King’s The Shining (1977) is a perfect example—as well as genre mashups that combine horror with historical fantasy, and modern interpretations of fantastical creatures, like ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and witches.

Nov 19, 2023

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What is a Medium?

Whether one refers to him- or herself as a psychic medium, spiritual medium, intuitive medium or any other similar title, it's all essentially the same thing—the emphasis being on talking to spirits in the afterlife. While I refer to myself as a "psychic medium," there is a big difference between a psychic and a medium.

A psychic isn't necessarily a medium, but a medium is a psychic. This is an important distinction and a good place to start, because I meet clients all the time who misunderstand the difference and confuse the two.

Psychics tune into the energy of people or objects by feeling or sensing elements of their past, present and future. Simply put, psychics rely on their basic sense of intuition and psychic ability to gather information for the person being read.

Mediums take it a step further. A medium uses his or her psychic or intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spirit energy surrounding that person. This means mediums rely on the presence of non-physical energy outside of themselves for the information relevant to the person being read.

 

Similarly, all medical students are required to take the basic entry-level medical courses, such as physics, biology and chemistry. Premed students are trained in the basics before moving on to higher-level courses and choosing their medical specialty, such as cardiology, pediatrics or oncology.

The emphasis of my work is mediumship: making connections with and delivering messages from people who are no longer living to those who still are. I receive information primarily and directly from the dead, spirit guides and angels.

While there are a few different forms of mediumship, I work as a mental medium, which means I communicate with spirits through the use of telepathy. Spirits impress my mind and body with thoughts and feelings that come in the form of "clairs." I mentally "hear" (clairaudience), "see" (clairvoyance), "know" (claircognizance) and/or "feel" (clairsentience) messages from spirits. I like to say that I act as the bridge between the spiritual and the physical world, with the intention of healing both worlds.

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Creator, Director, Cinematographer & Editor, Afterlife Road Productions

With my degree in journalism as well as documentary film production, I have contributed content to several publications and broadcasts, including Great Lakes Echo, MSU Today, and WILX-TV.

Three years ago, I began providing freelance editing services for a local property management company; and worked as a videographer and photographer for the Emmy-winning film “Breed & Bootleg: Legends of Flint Rap Music."

While at Michigan State University in 2017, I created "Afterlife Road: A Haunted Michigan Webseries." Who knew a couple of college students making paranormal-related videos could reach over 185,000 collective viewers? After more than 200 episodes under our belt, the series wrapped upon graduation. It was then that what initially began as a small YouTube project morphed into something bigger: Afterlife Road Productions.

Afterlife Road Production prioritizes compelling paranormal storytelling and documentary filmmaking. Last year's short film "(After)Life" was a Finalist in the 2023 Fear Faire Film Festival as well as the inaugural ParaPod Film Festival; and an Official Selection in the Bestlov Film Festival. The acclaimed podcast "Filming The Supernatural" was listed as one of Apple's Top 50 most popular Film/TV Interviews show.

 

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We have been investigating as a team since 2017 and have built a strong foundation in the paranormal field. We aren't the team that just goes in to find evidence we truly do care about people and want to help you feel comfortable in your own space! Nick Carboni was bound and determined to start this group after experiencing activity in his own home. We can look into your situation. History of the location and family members involved. To help find WHY this is happening to you. Every case is different and requires different strategies. But we take pride in doing our due diligence with every case that is presented.  We have an expertly trained team to clear properties if needed. You have the control to make the change

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Dia Mystique’s Personal Bio.

I'm a psychic/medium, spiritual advisor and healer. I have done over 1000 readings and have a proven track record. I can do readings over the phone or in person. I can just intuitively give you information and help connect with the spiritual realm. I can also answer questions if you have something specific you would like guidance with or someone deceased you would like to connect with. 10 minutes is packed with a lot of info. If you would like a reading or know someone who does, feel free to reach out.

What Is a Medium?

One of the most common questions asked is what is the difference between a medium and a psychic. The term “psychic” is often used as a catchall phrase for anyone who works in the paranormal. We know what our five senses are—sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. But we have another sense that is equally as real as the other five. Often referred to as our sixth sense, psychic ability, or our intuition, this is the gut feeling or hunch you have that you cannot logically explain. Everyone is psychic to some degree or another, but not everyone is a medium.

A medium is a psychic who has fine-tuned his or her extrasensory perception and can interface with the spirits in other dimensions. They are able to feel and/or hear thoughts, voices, or mental impressions from the spirit world. A medium is able to become completely receptive to the higher frequency or energies on which spirit people vibrate.

Mediumship is much more involved than psychicism because a medium is opening him/herself to a discarnate energy. Mediumship itself can be broken down into two distinct categories. The first and most common type is mental mediumship, which is how I work with my abilities. I communicate with spirits while fully conscious. As the word mental denotes, this form of mediumship utilizes the mind—the intuitive mind, not the rational or logical part. This type of mental mediumship falls into several distinct types which are described as:

Clairsentience (clear feeling): Able to perceive information by way of emphatic feelings and emotions from spirit

Clairvoyant (clear vision): Able to see with the mind’s eye objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits, or scenes (these pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the medium’s mind)

Clairaudient (clear hearing): Able to perceive sounds or words from sources broadcasting from a spiritual realm

Clairempathy (clear emotion): Able to sense or "feel" within oneself the attitude or emotions of another person

Clairgustance (clear tasting): Able to discern the essence of a substance through taste from spirit

Clairscent (clear smelling): Able to smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit

Clairtangency (clear touching): Able to perceive information about an article or its owner or history by holding an object or by touching someone or something (this ability is commonly known as psychometry)

The second type of mediumship is physical mediumship and it differs from mental mediumship. In physical mediumship, the actual physical body is used to obtain information from spirit. In mental mediumship, only the mind of the medium is utilized. Channeling is a well-known form of physical mediumship. A trance medium (someone who goes into a trance state to relay messages from the other side) is another type of physical medium.

Certain individuals are more prone to mediumship than others. Usually they must develop natural psychic abilities and mediumship skills over a period of time.

Oct 22, 2023

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Other Legends

The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman is a mythical figure who has appeared in folklore around the world since the Middle Ages.  The figure is traditionally depicted as a rider upon horseback who is missing his head.

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Depending on the legend, the Horseman is either carrying his head, or is missing his head altogether, and is searching for it. Examples include the dullahan from Ireland, who is a demonic fairy usually depicted riding a horse and carrying his head under his arm; the titular knight from the English tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a short story written in 1820 by American Washington Irving, which has been adapted into several other works of literature and film including the 1949 Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and the 1999 Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow.

In Irish folklore

The dullahan or dulachán ("dark man") is a headless, demonic fairy, usually riding a horse and carrying his head under his arm. He wields a whip made from a human corpse's spine. When the dullahan stops riding, a death occurs. The Callahan calls out a name, at which point the named person immediately dies. In another version, he is the headless driver of a black carriage, the Cóiste Bodhar. A similar figure, the gan ceann ("without a head"), can be frightened away by wearing a gold object or putting one in his path.

In Scottish folklore

The most prominent Scots tale of the headless horseman concerns a man named Ewen decapitated in a clan battle at Glen Cainnir on the Isle of Mull. The battle denied him any chance to be a chieftain, and both he and his horse are headless in accounts of his haunting of the area. Among the Highland Scottish diaspora in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, seeing the image or hearing the sound of a horse or headless rider is traditionally regarded as an omen of an imminent death within the family.

In German folklore

In Germany, headless-horseman stories come mostly from the Rhineland. Rather than using decapitation, the headless horsemen killed their victims simply by touching them. They were revenants who had to wander the earth until they had atoned for their sins, sometimes by doing a good deed for a stranger, but instead of showing their gratitude by shaking hands, the stranger and the horseman held a tree branch between them and the branch would wither and die rather than the stranger.[8] Irving travelled in Germany in 1821 and had become familiar with Dutch and German folklore. In particular the last of the "Legenden von Rübezahl" ('Legends of Rübezahl') from Johann Karl August Musäus's literary retellings of German folktales (Volksmärchen der Deutschen, 1783) is said to have inspired The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Red Ghost of Arizona

The legend began in 1883 when two men left their ranch house near Eagle Creek to check on their cattle. While they were out, one of the ranchers' wives heard their dogs loudly barking, followed by a loud scream. She rushed to the window and saw what she described as a "huge, reddish colored beast" ridden by a "devilish-looking creature", and proceeded to lock her front door and wait for the men to come back. When the two men returned, they found the other wife had been trampled to death. The men followed the footprints left by the creature the next day and found red hair in a bush. A few days later a group of prospectors reported something tearing through their campground; red hair was later found at the site. The creature was again spotted just a few days later, this time being described as 30 feet tall, and knocking over two wagons, with red hair again being found. The legend would quickly spread with various tales being told; one described the creature killing and eating a grizzly bear, while another said it disappeared into thin air when chased, but all the tales agreed that the skeleton of a man was on its back. A cowboy tried to lasso the beast, but was knocked to the ground and nearly killed by it, not before seeing the figure on the back was a skeleton. A few months later a group of five men shot at the beast, missing the camel but shooting the head of the skeleton off, finding some hair and skin still attached to it.

 

The legend remained popular until 1893 when farmer Mizoo Hastings found the creature eating in his yard and proceeded to shoot it, killing it in a single shot. It was then discovered that the beast was a camel, with leather straps on the side stuck so tight that it was scarred. It remains unknown why a dead man was attached to the back, but various tales have appeared to explain it over the years, some saying it was a prospector dying of thirst who tied himself to the back hoping it would bring him to some water, while others say it was a soldier learning to ride a camel when it suddenly bolted off. The verifiability of some parts of the legend remains questionable, as some records are missing or have been lost over time.

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During the Westward expansion of the United States, military forces were looking for ways to ease transportation in arid regions. Throughout the early 19th century various proposals were made for camels to be used as pack animals, with a proposal by then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis finally being approved in 1855 with a budget of $30,000 in an experiment that would later become known as the Camel Corps. The process of acquiring camels began around the Mediterranean and eventually, 70 were procured. The project was originally a success, but due to the American Civil War, it was largely abandoned, with many supporters like Jefferson Davis joining the Confederacy. The camels were sold off or abandoned, with some being seen for decades afterward.

Oct 15, 2023

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This structure was built in 1870 as a private home. Years later, it was acquired by a dentist, Dr. William Claudius Puffenberger. Sometime around 1917, Puffenberger sold the house to Harriet Chapman, who, along with co-owners Charles Stimson & Francis R. Blanchard (both doctors), turned it into a hospital in 1918. Only a few months after the hospital opened, Dr. Blanchard stepped into an open elevator door and fell to his death down the shaft.

This renovated hospital has sat on this property since the late 1800’s. There have been countless deaths natural and otherwise on the property and in the building. The building now occupies 4 apartments. Reports of loud noises stemming from the basement all times of the day and night. Voices, objects moving, and electrical appliances malfunctioning. Reports of children living in the apartments talking to “imaginary friends”. All described the same man and all getting at least his last name correct, although some children did mispronounce the name. A doctor reportedly lost his life after falling down the elevator shaft in the hospital

 

 THE G.A.R. MUSEUM

The G.A.R. Hall was built approximately twenty years after the Civil War ended. Its purpose was for the war's former soldiers to reunite, reminisce, and meet on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it was not to last.

In 1956, the Civil War veterans had all passed, causing the hall to cease operations. The hall began switching hands, seeing life under different guises: a bowling alley, dance school, and hardware store. Then, in 2013, the G.A.R. Hall became the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall Museum which remains so today.

Visitors have related their experiences of coming across apparitions of Civil War soldiers. Not just soldiers, but also the spirits of former members of the Women's Relief Corps, which used the building as their meeting place years ago. Others say they have heard voices coming from nowhere and the feeling of being followed through the building.

Oct 1, 2023

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Guest: Floyd Wills, with a passion for the truth, Floyd has gratiously joined Jen and Joe on the 222 Paranormal Podcast to bring us the true tales of the legend ancient red-headed giants. His knowledge and insight on this topic leaves us with more questions than answers.

Nevada's Paiutes spoke of a race of statuesque red-headed cannibals who attacked and ate members of the surrounding tribes. Eventually, the Paiutes destroyed them in Lovelock Cave. In 1911, miners discovered the remains of giant red-headed mummies and thousands of artifacts. The artifacts were excavated and disbursed to several museums, but the mummies disappeared from public view. What happened to the giant mummies, and why were they hidden from the public? Floyd Wills's investigation into Lovelock Cave's mystery reveals compelling evidence that the red-haired giants' Paiute tales were true. Mr. Wills supports his belief with newspaper articles, Native American accounts of giants, eyewitness testimony, photographs of skeletal remains, and artifacts found in and around Lovelock Cave. Other strange historical topics covered include: the Nazca Mummies, the Flores Hobbits of Indonesia, the Biblical Giants or The Nephilim, the Elongated Skull People of Paracas Peru, the Ica Stones, and the Acambaro Dinosaur Figurines.

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Sep 24, 2023

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The award-winning Podcast, Tipsy & Witchy is hosted by mother-daughter duo, Chelsea and Donna Roberts. Formerly Spirit Sisters podcast. Live every Tuesday at 7 pm, where the ladies talk about all the topics paranormal. With topics such as the History of fairies, Stimson Hospital investigation, serial killers, haunted stories by states, Spirit Walkers. Their latest episode was about the history and hunts of West Branch Michigan. Chelsea and Donna have been blazing a haunted trail thew the cemetery of your mind since April 2020 and will continue to bring you interesting guests and topics for many haunted nights to come.

In 1938, ownership belonged to Dr. & Mrs. Stimson and Bernice Bowman and was now named Stimson Community Hospital. Dr. Stimson passed away in 1943 and the hospital closed for good in 1957.

Now the building is an apartment house with 4 units. Renters have reported strange noises coming from the basement, objects moving by themselves, household appliances malfunctioning and disembodied voices. Children spoke of an 'imaginary friend'  they would speak with; the odd thing is, all the children who admitted this to their parents all mentioned the same last name of this 'imaginary' man. 

After approximately 40 years of being a hospital, there were naturally countless deaths. Do ghosts of past patients haunt the building or is it the spirit of Dr. Blanchard who fell to his death down the elevator? Or did the entity of early owner Dr. Puffenberger return to his former home and set up 

This haunted lcoation is located at 101 W. Plains Street (corner of W. Plains and Main Street), Eaton Rapids.

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Sep 17, 2023

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 Welcome back to our 2023  Michigan Paracon Series featuring Psychic Medium and paranormal fellow podcast host GG!

GG's comes from a long line of strong psychic lineage and brings her mystical intuitviness through in all her work. Her ability to help people with their questions about long gone loved ones or perhaps a future life event has made her one of the top readers in the midwest. 

We relive her harrowing expereince at the Villisca Axe murder house that near ended her and fellow paracelebrity Courtney time here. Join us as we catch up and stay tuned!

Paranormal XL podcast is about paranormal happenings and events. Ghosts all the way to Aliens; adventures in ghost hunting and discussions on the paranormal from all sides of the spectrum.

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COURTNEY BUCKLEY – PANELIST/ INVESTIGATOR/ GHOST BAIT

Scared & Alone’s Courtney Buckley grew up in haunted houses which started her interest in the paranormal. She got hooked on ghost shows early on which led to amateur investigating in her teens. Working in Salem and doing the haunted history tours has given her a lot of experience as well. And a fun fact: Courtney collects ethically sourced human remains! That’s where her TikTok name “thefeems” comes from… Her favorite piece of remains own is a human femur so “feems” is short for “femur.

 

Welcome to Scared & Alone!

Scared & Alone is a livestream paranormal investigation where you get to experience what it’s like to be in one of the world’s most haunted locations.

Look for livestream episodes of Scared & Alone on Saturday nights at 9PM Eastern Time on Youtube, or @ScaredAloneLive on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch!  Join the investigation and help us explore these mysterious and exciting locations. Hosted by Dean Haglund (The-X-Files, The Lone Gunmen), with “Ghost Bait” Courtney Buckley, Author and Investigator David L. Sloan (Robert the Doll), “The Paranormal Princess” Miss Haley Michelle, “The Gentleman Psychic” Richard-Lael Lillard, Todd Bonner (Detroit Paranormal Expeditions), Tammie Merheb-Chavez (Hollyweird Podcast), Patti Negri (Ghost Adventures, TFIL Overnight), and YOU!

Sep 3, 2023

We return to Ste. Sault Marie to the Michigan Paracon 2023 and meet up with The Ghost Contact Paranormal Team. With great tales of their paranormal adventures, we are entertained by ghost stories.  

Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan, and among the oldest cities in the United States. Over the course of our history, the flags of several sovereign nations have flown over the Sault.

Over 2,000 years ago, Native Americans began to gather here for the wealth of fish and fur found along the rushing waters of the wide, turbulent river that linked the Great Lakes of Superior and Huron. Spring and Fall were important seasons for these original settlers, and they called the area “Bahweting,” or, “The Gathering Place.”

The area’s first full-time residents lived in lodges framed of wood poles, sheathed with bark or animal hides. The river below the rapids provided an abundance of fish for Native peoples, as well as several tribes from throughout the region, who migrated here during the peak fishing season. It continues to remain a world-class spot for sport fishing.

In the 1600’s, French missionaries and fur traders began to venture into this beautiful territory. The traders began calling the wild area Sault du Gastogne. In 1668, the legendary Jesuit missionary and explorer Fr. Jacques Marquette renamed this burgeoning European settlement Sault Ste. Marie, in honor of the Virgin Mary—the first “city” in the Great Lakes region.

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Aug 27, 2023

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Nestled in the downtown of Fort Wayne Indiana sits a quiet and reserved home, but this isn't any average placec this is a mansion...it is the The Bell Mansion. And yes the ghosts are real!

Join us as we talk with Lindsay and Ricky, two of the mansion's docents who have both worked and experienced some of the most frightening paranormal experiences. From ghostly children running in the upstairs bedrooms, to the devoted maid Maria who is still tending to the rooms she once cleaned and did we mention the hundreds of thousands of dead bodies that went through the doors? This beautiful example of architecure and marvel was a funeral home for nearly 90+ years! So to say there spirits is an understatement.

Same architect as the University of Saint Francis' Bass Mansion and The History Center both in Fort Wayne.  Robert served as a state senator, assistant U.S. Commissioner for Indiana, huge investor in natural gas, (the reason Fort Wayne & even Chicago got natural gas when they did) and was a prominent lawyer. Clara helped form the first classes at the Fort Wayne Art School and was the co-founder of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  The couple was originally from the Muncie area but moved up here for business purposes. They were a very prominent couple during their years here in Fort Wayne. Not only did Clara leave her forever footsteps at the Art Museum his law firm is still going strong known as the Barrett-McNagny law firm serving the local area still today. They only had one child Bessie but unfortunately due to illness died at 11 months old. After Robert's death in 1901 the home was sold to William K. Noble who ran a lumber company that operated in 3 states. His family of 3 lived there for 22 years and sold the building for $50,000 to The Klaehn Funeral home. In 1935 the west side addition was added due to high demand. At this time funerals were no longer held in the residents home as they were done in the 1800s. Today there are over 14,000 square feet in this absolutely breathtaking mansion. No detail has gone unnoticed. It remained a funeral home for over 93 years. Until they left the building in 2018 and the Sturm's bought the building in 2020 to preserve its beauty. We want to preserve our precious history first and foremost. History is the reason why we are all here today!  We are SOOO PASSIONATE about preserving and sharing this place with the world! Everyday we are getting creative so we can keep this mansion in one piece (not 8 different apartments or even a parking lot). We hope you love this building half as much as we do! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns! We are very open minded and easy going people looking to preserve a giant piece of Fort Wayne's history! 

 

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Aug 20, 2023

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 Do you love spooky stories? Do you love haunted places? Then we have the show for you! As we begin our yearly trek to Upper Michigan we bring you some scary and entertaining legends and lore of haunted areas and places in and around upper Michigan. Strange ghost sightings, haunted cemetaries, inhabited buildings and even our own personal ghost encounters!

 Haunted Locations in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan

Soo Brewing Company/Second Childhood & Adult Too– Under prior ownership as Superior Impressions, the team conducted several investigations on the premises.

The building is believed to be haunted by a former ship captain whose family originally had the structure built, and ran their retail operations after leaving the lakes. Activity includes disembodied footsteps from the upper floor and formerly, and a Christmas caroler doll which would be moved to different locations in the store after the building had been locked for the night.

The Antlers Restaurant– Formerly operated as a speakeasy and brothel, the building is believed to be haunted by both a lady of the night & possibly a waitress. Doors have been known to open on their own and office equipment to turn on and off by itself. On one investigation, a team member was pushed on a stairway in the kitchen by an unseen force.

Museum Ship Valley Camp– Although no known tragedy is associated with the ship itself, it does house artifacts from shipwrecks that resulted in the loss of life. On one occasion, a heavy coughing sound was heard in the old coal furnace area. When asked what the sound was, a voice was captured on a recording device stating “I am coughing”. Shadowy figures have also been reported on the ship’s deck at night.

Ramada Ojibway Plaza– Believed to be haunted by Beatrice, the wife of a former owner. Rooms occupying what had consisted of her former suite have purportedly had patrons find their suitcases unpacked and rooms made up, although housekeeping service had not entered. There are also reports of a tall man in dress clothes and top hat being spotted wandering through the lobby area.

The Satisfied Frog Pub– Reported activity includes nickels turning up on a formerly vacant bar and the spirit of a little girl who has been both seen and heard at the rear of the establishment. In a picture taken several years back, a gnarled, disembodied hand is seen gripping the shoulder of a young lady. No explanation has ever been reached as to where the “hand” came from.

 

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The Ghost Bride of Ravine Cemetery

Ravine Cemetery is located just outside of downtown Sylvania, Ohio and it is here, in this quiet neighborhood cemetery, that stories of a phantom bride have captivated the imaginations of many for over 50 years.

The story of the ghost bride entered northwest Ohio folklore in the 1970s when a cemetery caretaker shared his knowledge of the legend with a friend, who, in turn, shared it with a Toledo Blade newspaper reporter.

The legend involves the spirit of a woman who returns to the cemetery to visit the graves of her former husbands, three of them. It is said she will appear at dawn on the anniversary of either their death or their marriage, no one is sure which.

There are many, including me, who suspect this legend is based on an actual person but, so far, the identity of the ghost bride remains a mystery. 

City Tavern (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

A bride and her bridesmaids were preparing for the wedding when one bridesmaid accidentally knocked over a candle, setting the curtains on fire. The fire spread throughout the tavern, taking the lives of the bride and her bridesmaids.  The ghost of the bride is active today, especially during wedding events at the tavern. Some wedding photographers have even reported seeing her apparition appearing next to the (living) bride when looking through the camera viewfinder. Although, no one has caught her on film.

Hotel Conneaut (Erie, Pennsylvania)

Elizabeth and her new husband stayed in Room 321 on their honeymoon. Their blissful vacation was interrupted by a raging fire in the hotel. The husband was able to get out alive, but Elizabeth was trapped in the room and died. The heartbroken bride still roams the third floor, looking for her husband and sobbing. Wearing a wedding dress, she leaves behind the smell of jasmine.

Curves (Onondaga Hill, New York)

A similar story appears in Onondaga Hill folklore. About 60 years ago, a young couple died in a car crash on a very snaky road just after their wedding. People claim to see the bride on Halloween. Her glowing figure floats down the road in a wedding gown, searching for her husband. Some say she carries a bright orange lantern. To read more about this legend, visit Weird New York.

Baker Mansion (Altoona, Pennsylvania)

Anna Baker, the daughter of the rich Elias Baker, fell in love with a local steelworker. Her father forbade her to marry him, because he was of lower class. She died alone. Much later, The Baker Mansion (in Altoona, PA) was made into a museum and a wedding dress was put on display in a glass case in Anna’s bedroom. When there is a full moon, the dress violently shakes, sometimes to the point of almost breaking the glass. Myth says she is so mad she never got to wear a wedding dress, and therefore shakes it in anger. Some people often report seeing it dance by itself (with the shoes tapping along).

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