Hauntings

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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Take a Stroll Through Haunted St. Augustine

Take a Stroll Through Haunted St. Augustine

St. Augustine is the oldest town in America. It might also be the most haunted. The Oldest City in America The city of St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and has remained inhabited ever since. It’s the oldest European settlement in America (although, of course, indigenous people lived there long …

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Would You Ever Spend the Night in a Haunted Asylum?

Would You Ever Spend the Night in a Haunted Asylum?

“Haunted asylum” sounds redundant, doesn’t it? Of course old, abandoned buildings that once housed mentally ill patients would be haunted! The trope has popped up in multiple movies and TV episodes–usually featuring teenagers too dumb to know that spending the night in any abandoned building is a bad. But there’s …

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Inside the Haunted Hotel That Inspired ‘The Shining’

Inside the Haunted Hotel That Inspired ‘The Shining’

Stephen King fans know that the author based his Overlook Hotel on a real-life place. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, has a long and fascinating history–and, according to legend, it’s super haunted. The Stanley Hotel was built by Freelan Oscar Stanley in 1909. He hoped that the fresh …

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Inside New York’s Plague Haunted Brother Island

Inside New York’s Plague Haunted Brother Island

The heart of New York City holds many disturbing secrets, but among the most unnerving is North Brother Island. The 22-acre island in the East River’s closest neighbor is the Rikers Island Correctional Center. You can only reach it by boat–and even then, you need a special permit from the …

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Terrified Carrie Underwood Tries TikTok Ghost Hunting Hack

Terrified Carrie Underwood Tries TikTok Ghost Hunting Hack

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has proof that her charming, rustic cabin is haunted! Reality Ripple Effect It all started with something called the reality ripple effect on TikTok. The filter is supposed to create a rainbow-like ripple on people as they move across the screen. But TikTokers soon discovered …

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