Hauntings

Something Terrible Happened in This House

Something Terrible Happened in This House

If you ever travel through southwest Iowa, stop over in Villisca–but don’t stay the night. At least not at the home where eight people were slaughtered in 1912… and where their ghosts are said to remain. With a name like “Villisca Ax Murder House,” you at least know what you’re …

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3 Unexplained Stories of Ghost Ships

3 Unexplained Stories of Ghost Ships

Ghost ships, despite their spooky name, are a very real phenomenon. A worrying number of vessels, from large steamers to small fishing boats, turn up with their crew and passengers simply… gone. The Marie Celeste Perhaps the most famous is the Marie Celeste. We covered this unsolved mystery in, well, …

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How to Tell If Your House Is Haunted

How to Tell If Your House Is Haunted

Are you living in a haunted house? We’ve assembled the top tell-tale signs that you are sharing your home with ghosts. 45% of Americans believe that ghosts, demons, and other spirits exist. Even if you’ve never had a paranormal experience, you probably know someone who has. There are simply too …

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Inside the Most Haunted Prison in America

Inside the Most Haunted Prison in America

What happens to prisons when they are no longer used to hold prisoners? For some, they become repurposed as anything from condos to shopping malls to museums. But Eastern State Penitentiary could never be anything but a monument to barbaric punishment. It’s just too haunted. Eastern State Penitentiary By far …

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This Bronx Island Belongs to the Dead

This Bronx Island Belongs to the Dead

How many haunted, plague-ridden, corpse-filled islands are there in the world? We visited North Brother and Poveglia, but we haven’t yet made the trip to Hart Island. This lonely little patch of land in the Long Island Sound, just off the coast of the Bronx, is home to up to …

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The Real Truth About Lizzie Borden

The Real Truth About Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden is perhaps the most famous female murderer in history. But the legend of her gruesome crimes–and the subsequent haunting of her family home–has evolved over the years. Truth is wrapped up with myth–and, to be honest, a fair amount of misogyny. Lizzie Borden’s Odd Life Here’s what we …

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