Most Haunted Places in the World

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I’m sharing with you on some of the most haunted places in the world and astonishing enough, some of these places are quite popular and yet places that you never expected to be haunted.

Look through and read some of the most haunted places in the world and the stories behind them here

The Ballygally Castle in Ballygally Bay, Ireland
Its true about most castles in Europe being haunted so the recently renovated Ballygally Castle turned hotel is no short ghosts. Built in 1625 by James Shaw, the most famous ghost in Ballygally is the Lady Isobel Shaw who was said to be locked in the room by her husband James and starved to death. Non-violent and even said to be friendly, she amuses herself buy knocking on doors of the guests there and then disappearing. Another popular ghost in Ballygally castle is Madame Nixon who can be seen and heard walking around in her silk dress. There are also sightings of restless souls in military uniform trying to scare the guests.

The Cresent Hotel in Eureka Springs in Arkansas, USA
The Cresent Hotel is renowned for its ghost possession and haunting. The Cresent Hotel is 78 year old and known to be haunted by a number of ghosts. This includes a ghost name Michael who was an Irish stones man who used to work in the hotel and fell from the room into an area which is now currently occupied by room 218. His ghost is said to be seen roaming in the halls surrounding the room. Other ghosts seen roaming around is a gentleman dressed in the Victorian era who loves to haunt the lobby, a confused ghost who used to be Doctor Baker (who was in charge of this hotel in the 1930s when it was a hospital / health spa) and a ghost of a nurse dressed in white who haunts the entire hotel. According to the original author of this post, he had a good friend that has fate with the ghosts and says that while he was staying in room 202, one of the more famous haunted rooms in the hotel), he saw the nurse ghost for a split second when he entered the room. He also said that the nurse ghost played with the lights, touched his arms and shook the antique mirror that hung above his bed.

Singapore Island
Amazingly, the original author is convinced that the whole Singapore Island is haunted. From strange lights glittering through Hougang School near Eash Coast beach, it is said that there lives a ghost at the Changi Beach House that goes around slapping people. Near the coast at Lor Halus, the hungry ghosts there are generally poor and begs for food and money along the streets. Some years back at the Bedok Tenant House, a ghost apparently killed a resident there and now the resident herself is a screaming ghost who now in turn disturbs the residents at the Hou Gang Tenements. In Fort Sentosa district, the Puggol White House is haunted by a whole family who committed suicide together and a headless ghost terrorizing passangers as they pass through a MRT station in the city. Interested to read more about Singapore’s most haunted places? Click here.

The Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, Jamaica
The Rose Hall Great House is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jamaica because of the legend of its mistress, Annie Palmer. Annie Palmer came to Rose Hall in the 1820 and was known for her cruelty in treatment of slaves. They considered her a black witch by the locals, she brutally tortured slaves and killed many of them because she was bored. It was also said that she murdered 3 of her husbands. The first husband was poisoned, the second by stabbing and pouring of boiling oil into his ears and the 3rd husband was killed by strangulation. All of Annie’s victims were said to haunt the grounds

The White House in Washington D.C, USA
If you haven’t heard that USA’s very own White House is haunted then believe it! While White house is clearly a center stage for politics, it is not spared from the haunting of ghosts. Several former presidents are said to roam around in the many rooms available in the White House. President Harrison is said to be seen and heard rummaging around in the White House attic. I wonder whatever he was searching for must be damn well important to continue searching it in the afterlife. Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of USA, likens himself to join guests in what was his previous bedroom and Abigail Adams was spotted roaming the hallways carrying something. The most spotted president ghost was, guess who? Why Abraham Lincoln of course! Eleanor Roosevelt was said to have felt the presence of Lincoln when she worked in his bedroom. Also, during the Roosevelt administration, a young clerk saw Lincoln’s ghost sitting on a bed removing his boots. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, on one overnight stay, was rudely awakened by a knock on her door and upon opening the door, she was shocked to see the ghost of President Lincoln looking back at her in the hallway. Calvin Coolidge’s wife reported several occasions whereby she saw President Lincoln standing at the window of the oval office with his hands clasped behind his back appearing to be in a deep contemplative mood.

The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California USA
Once was a famous luxury cruise liner, Queen Mary was bought by the city of Long Beach and converted into a hotel in 1967. However, many of its passengers and crew members from the sailing days still haunt the ship. The most haunted room is said to be the engine room where a 17 year old sailor was crushed while trying to escape a fire. There were numerous reports that he bangs on the pipes throughout the room. There were also reports of a lady in white around the front desk of the hotel and ghosts of children haunting the pool area. Many guests of Queen Mary claim to hear the ghost of a little girl who reportedly broke her neck while swimming asking mummy for her doll. In the pool’s changing room, there were also plenty of strange activities. Furniture were said to move by itself and unseen figures touching the Queen Mary hotel guests. In the front hull of the ship, there is a ghost that some guests say they can hear screaming. He was said to be the sailor who was killed when Queen Mary collided with another smaller ship.

The Catacombs Museum in Paris, France
If you had heard about Haussmannization or known as the Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris, which was the grand remodeling of Paris in the 1860s, you may have probably heard that the Catacombs of Paris was reconstructed in order to support the increasing housing developments and massive boulevards that would define the city today. Underneath the beautiful façade, Paris is a structural support system build of human bones! In order to strengthen its structure and alleviate the sanitation issues that were caused by improper burial, Haussmann and his team of workers dug up the remains of many Paris graveyards and use them as building materials for his project. Although only a small part of the catacombs is opened to public, there are many secret entrances and tourists and trespassers alike have their share of testing its haunting with stories of sightings of run-ins with ghosts.

The Tower of London in London, England
The Tower of London is known historically as a prison for the crown of England so it is no surprise when the ghosts are all due to the mass amounts of executions, tortures and murders that happened within these walls. There were hundreds of ghost sightings reported every year by tourists and locals. One story goes that one night a guardsman was standing watch when he heard a banging noise on his guardhouse. He went out to investigate and saw a shapeless white figure that could be the ghost of Lady Jane Grey who was beheaded on the very same date, February 12th 1554. Others reported seeing the spirit of Ann Boleyn, wife of Henry VI who was also beheaded in 1546. Ann is a frequent visitor to the Tower and is sometimes seen carrying her own head. Other ghosts include Henry VI, Thomas Beckett, Sir Walter Raleigh and Countess of Salisbury.

The Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England
The Raynham Hall is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world because of its famous ghost haunting it named the Brown Lady. She was captured on film back in 1936 and is said to be one of the most authentic ghost photos ever taken as it had been examined multiple times by experts whom all confirmed it is authentic and untouched. The Brown Lady is said to be locked in a room by her husband and unable to see her children. She soon died in the room and continued to haunt Raynham Hall. The first sighting of this spirit was known to be during the Christmas of 1835 where Colonle Loftus who happened to be visiting for the holidays was walking to his room late one night when he saw a strange figure ahead of him. As he tried to gain a better look, the figure promptly disappeared. The following week, the Colonel bumped into the woman again and this time he saw and described her as a noble woman who wore a brown satin dress. Her face seemed to glow and highlighted the empty eye sockets.

Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland
If you haven’t heard yet that Edinburgh Castle is known to be one of the most haunted places in Scotland then obviously you don’t really watch Discovery Channel. Numerous times they did programs and touched slightly on the topic about Edinburgh Castle to be also one of the most haunted places in all of Europe and perhaps around the world as well. The Edinburgh Castle used to be a historical fotress and some parts of it withstood a 900 year old history. A battle ground for countless of deaths, Edinburgh Castle is easily thought to be the eternal resting spot for the unrest fallen soldiers. Some of the famous ghosts haunting the castle are such as a headless drummer, phantom piper, the spirits of French prisoners from the Seven Years War, colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War and even a dog that wonders around the castle’s cemetery. The reason why Edinburgh Castle was so famous amongst the paranormal community is due to Dr Richard Weisman in 2001 who took a group of 240 volunteers on a tour around the castle and its surroundings to collect paranormal data. Armed with every ghost busting tools you can imagine, almost all of the volunteers reported experiencing abnormal activities such as drops in temperature, shadowy figures, burning sensations in the limbs, physical touching and tugging at clothes. One woman who was brave enough to stay the night alone in the South Bridge vault reported hearing sounds of heavy breathing from the corner of the cell that got louder throughout the night and saw strange flashes of light. The most astonishing part of the whole experiment was that even though none of the volunteers had any knowledge of what rooms were haunted with what reputations and which one didn’t, they reported the most amount of activity from the reputed locations and saw many same things as other tourists.

The Bell Farm in Adams, Tennessee USA
The Bell Farm was made famous through books, TV programmes and movies. The most recent movie dramatized was being the 2005 movie, An American Haunting. The story behind the Bell Farm is so notable and recognized mainly because it is said to be the only documented account in paranormal history when a ghost caused the death of a living person. Between years 1817 and 1821, the Bell Family was terrorized by some ghost who mostly said to be a woman whom became known as the Bell Witch or Kate. She was said to torture and disturb John Bell (the father of the family and a victim of nervous system disorder) so much that it lead to his inevitable death. He was unable to sleep or recuperate and the ghost’s haunting worsened his condition. It is said that a vile with a strange black liquid was found at John Bell’s deathbed and that it was Kate herself that gave it to him. Although the haunting of Bell Farm was sensationalized many times over, it is still inarguable that something had happened there during the three years.

The Whaley House in San Diego, California USA
The Whaley House is said to be the most haunted place in United States. Built in 1857 by Thomas Whaley on a land that was partially a cemetery, it is not a surprised that there are ghost haunting in the Whaley House. Ghosts that called Whaley House their home includes a young girl who accidentally hanged on the property, ghost of a Yankee Jim Robinsons who was clubbed to death and can be heard on the stairway where he died and a young red headed Whaley daughter who claimed to sometimes appear in such realistic form that visitors think she is a real child. Author de Traci Regula had her share of experiences there where over the years while dining across the street at the Old Town Mexican Café, she was used to noticing the shutters of the second storey window of Whaley House would sometimes open while she ate dinner, long after the house was closed for the day. She could also feel energy in several spots in the house in particular the courtroom where she could often smell faint scent of cigar which supposedly was Whaley’s calling card. In the hallway, she smelled perfume.

Last but not least,

The Borley Rectory in Borley, England
The Borley Rectory was built in 1863 next to the Borley Church as a home for Reverend Henry Bull. After its contruction, the Borley Rectory became a site intense with poltergeist activity such as objects being moved around, strange odors, cold spots and sounds of galloping horses and ghost apparitions. The Borley Rectory was destroyed by fire in 1939 but photos of the ruins still contain odd images and unexplained elements. Captain W.H Gregson who was one of the last residents there reported seeing the ghost of a nun wondering around the grounds. People reported sightings of Gregson with a lady in grey cloak and a bald man in a long black jacket. It is said that the most disturbing hauntings of all happened to Marianne, the wife of Reverend Lionel Foster who stayed in the house in 1930 where a ghost tried to communicate with her through scratching messages on the walls and the whole episode was caught on camera. Also photographed was a floating brick and a floating ribbon like apparition. Til this day, strange images show up in photographs and as recent as 2000, a photo of a mysterious orb floating in the background was taken.
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