Month: July 2017

Haunted Forests

Haunted Forests

Haunted Forests

 

Here in the United States

Here are the Top Nine haunted forests in the United States. What has happened at these locations? Reports include missing people, Orb sightings, strange noises, shadows, satanic rituals, floating pirate ships, inexplicable deaths, Big Foot sightings, apparitions, strange lights and frightened dogs once in the woods. Here are a few you can Google and read up on. I will mention that a permit is required to visit Dark Entry Forest, Dudley Town in Cornwall, Connecticut.

  • Old House Woods, Virginia
  • Freetown Fall River State Forest, Southeastern, Massachusetts
  • Devils Tramping Ground, North Carolina
  • Pine Barrens, New Jersey (The Jersey Devil)
  • Appalachian Trail near the Bluff Mountain, Virginia
  • Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Indiana
  • Dark Entry Forest, Dudley Town, Cornwall, Connecticut (permit required to visit)
  • Randolph Forest, Maine
  • Robinson Woods, Illinois

Real Stories

I found a link where individuals were willing to share their stories. What do you think? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

WHITE MOUNTAINS CREATURE (New Hampshire)

  • This was different than the usual bear grunt. It was more like someone sneaking in the trees. I immediately grabbed the flashlight. What I saw haunts me even now. I saw a being in the trees. It was naked. It looked gray. And this sounds crazy, but it looked like a person, but not really. It was hunched down, very muscular and its legs were backward, like a bird’s. Then it quickly turned and bounded off down the hill. I couldn’t even follow it with my light. We left the next day. We went back to the same campground this year. Back to the same site. Again, I stayed up late poking the fire and reading. It was maybe one or two in the morning when I heard a noise. I shined the light in that direction. That same creature, being, whatever, was there. It looked exactly the same as I’d remembered from last year. It just sat there, crouched at the small tree line that separates the campsites. I slowly walked toward it. I tried not to make any threatening moves or gestures. I got to within 20 feet when it just jumped backward and disappeared. It looked like it might be five to six feet high if it stood up. It was definitely gray. It had human features, but more leathery. And its face was very wide. Its eyes were so big, and, even though they reflected light, they still looked black, like two intensely black marbles. Its legs were very muscular, but turned backward. I know what I saw. It was real. – Kevnh

PHANTOM CAMPERS (New York)

  • At about 9:30 p.m., it was getting dark, and we were beginning to worry about Randy and Tommy. Only a few moments later, we saw car lights at the front of the cabin. We were in the middle of nowhere, so it had to be them. We heard the car doors open, heard Randy and Tommy as plain as day. I yelled. “We’re on the deck.” The car doors closed, we heard footsteps rounding the corner… and at the point that someone would have rounded the corner… it was silent. I looked at Todd. He was looking at me. It was quiet. I yelled, “Hey, Randy. Hey, Tommy.” We got up and walked around front, and… nothing. No car, no people, no sound. Ninety minutes later, the phone rang. It was Todd’s mother calling to inform us that at 9:30 that evening, a fatal traffic accident involving Randy and Tommy took place 30 miles from the cabin. It’s almost as if they just wanted to keep our tradition alive. – Nightraven

  • I had just stretched out when a huge crack erupted from the woods. Both of us thought it was a branch or old tree that had fallen. After he turned off the living room light, we noticed that the light coming from the windows was abnormally strong. This sent our nerves to a new high. The light seemed to pulse several times and got so bright at one point you could have read a book by it. It couldn’t have been a car as we were almost a mile off the road on a dirt trail. Plus, the light came in from all the windows equally. Every so often we would hear a strange humming noise that penetrated that cabin. This lasted almost half an hour. We talked about just running out to the car and leaving but neither one of us wanted to go outside. After the light went out, we sat on the couch, occasionally putting forth theories on what it could have been. Around four o’clock in the morning, there was another loud crack. We worried that the light might come back but nothing happened. – R. Bassil

THE BLUE SPECTRE AT CAMP (Canada)

  • My friend and I were walking just outside of the circle of cabins. It was a bright night with all the stars shining and the moon was well lit. There was a campfire going, and in one of the big cabins there was a party going on with music and so on. We were walking, and we both got a really weird feeling, as if we were being watched. We both turned toward the sea… we saw a blue figure, very tall – about 7 feet – walking through the trees. It made no sound at all. It was a bright blue and glowing figure walking through the forest. It was emitting a shimmery aura, and my friend and I both became very frightened. We shouted at whatever that thing was and we were asking it what it was. We got no reply, of course, but we expected one. We stared as it walked away and out of our vision; we didn’t dare follow it. We then ran back to the group of people at the camp fire, screaming and describing what we saw. Another friend of mine claimed he was watching it from a distance not far from were we were and was just as frightened as I was. – Devin

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U.S. White House Hauntings

U.S. White House Hauntings


Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was said to have dreamed about his assassination and was known for having attended two of his wife’s seances that she held. Mary Todd Lincoln had a deep interest in the Occult and regularly attempted to communicate with her deceased sons. Lincoln’s apparition has been the most frequently reported sighting in the White House over the years. Abraham Lincoln life was cut short by an assassin’s bullet in April of 1865. Grace Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge, was the first person to say she had actually seen Lincoln’s ghost. Grace stated that the former President was standing looking out a window of the Oval Office, across the Potomac to the former Civil War battlefields. Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Johnson, stated that she felt Lincoln’s presence one night while watching a television program about his death.

Sightings of Lincoln’s ghost were frequently reported during the long administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who also presided over his country during a time of great unrest. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt used the Lincoln Bedroom as her study, and said she would feel his presence when she worked there late at night. During her visit to the White House, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands heard a knock on her bedroom door in the night. Upon answering the knock, she saw Lincoln’s ghost and promptly fainted. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who frequently visited the White House during World War II said he observed Lincoln sitting by the fireplace in his room. He had just gotten out of the shower. Psychics have speculated that Lincoln’s spirit remains in the White House to be on hand in times of crisis, as well as to complete the difficult work that his untimely death left undone.

Abigail Adams and David Burns

Abigail Adams and her husband John, the second president of the United States, moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from the former U.S. capital in Philadelphia. Washington, D.C. at this time was still just an average, undeveloped town, built mostly on swampy land on the banks of the Potomac River. The East Room of the new White House was the warmest and driest and Abigail hung her laundry in this area of the home. Her ghost has been seen heading towards the East Room, with outstretched arms like she is carrying her laundry.

In 1824, Andrew Jackson, also known as “Old Hickory”, lost the election to  John Quincy Adams in one of the most contentious presidential elections in history. Elected president four years later, Jackson continued to hold grudges against those who had supported Adams. In the early 1860’s, Mary Todd Lincoln told friends she had heard Jackson swearing and carrying on in the halls of the presidential residence. The Rose Room, Jackson’s bedroom while he was President, is reportedly one of the most haunted rooms in the White House.

Jackson’s apparition supposedly also showed up in the White House according to the writings of Harry Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. In June of 1945, just two months into his first term, Truman wrote to his wife Bess regarding the creepiness of of his new residence: “I sit here in this old house and work on foreign affairs, read reports, and work on speeches–all the while listening to the ghosts walk up and down the hallway and even right in here in the study. The floors pop and the drapes move back and forth–I can just imagine old Andy Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt having an argument over Franklin Roosevelt.”

A Good Report

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Phone Calls from the Dead

Phone Calls from the Dead

Is It Possible?

Have you ever talked to anyone who has claimed to have received a phone call from a dead relative or friend? There is one case that I briefly touched on in a previous article. The case of Charles E. Peck.

Charles, along with twenty five other people, died as the result of a train accident that occurred on September 12, 2008. The Metrolink commuter train collided with a freight train in Los Angeles, California. Charles’ time of death, on impact, was 4:22 p.m. For eleven hours, prior to his body being located by the rescue team, his cell phone called his fiance, his son, stepmother and his sister. They all heard the same thing: static and then his voicemail. As a result of these calls, rescuers were lead to the location of his body. Exactly one hour before his body was discovered, all phone calls stopped. Charles Peck’s cell phone was never located.

Relative’s Connection?

Here is a telephone call received from a woman who swears that the voice is from her recently departed grandfather. What do you hear? The date of this upload is  April 12, 2011 and we’re told that the uploader’s grandfather passed away on December 23, 2010.

 Dean Koontz

Koontz is an American author. His novels are described as suspense thrillers that incorporate horror, science fiction, mystery, satire and fantasy. Several of his books have been New York Times Best Sellers with both 14 hardcover and paperbacks reaching number one position. Dean Koontz used pen names in his early career including Leigh Nichols, Brian Coffey and David Axton.

In 2013, and according to Katherine Ramsland, PhD of Psychology Today, Dean Koontz had been at his office and received a telephone call. When he answered, a distant female voice told him, “Please be careful.” He did not received a response when he asked who was calling and the voice only repeated the message to him three more times. Then there was silence. Koontz was very puzzled as he had an unlisted telephone number. Dr. Ramsland continued with his story:

 Perhaps it had been a number simply misdialed. He mentioned the incident to his wife, but told no one else.

“It was such a strange call,” says Dean. “I don’t claim that it was a ghost. I don’t know what I believe. It certainly was odd. People report these kinds of events all the time, and it’s always struck me as interesting that everyone seems to have had an experience or two of the uncanny. Sometimes I believe that call was from my mother and sometimes that it was a very strange, serendipitous wrong number. I think you always have to keep some skepticism about things like this, but it’s comforting to think that there may be a realm where the personality survives.”

Two days after this call, Dean went to visit his father at the facility where he lived. The staff was dealing with Ray’s behavioral problems, and they had asked Dean to come and talk with him. Ray had punched another resident, a man on a walker, and the nurses were worried.

Dean was unaware that Ray had used some of his small allowance to go buy a yellow-handled fishing knife and had honed it to razor sharpness and oiled the hinge to make it open like a switchblade.

When Dean came into the room, Ray moved fast. He grabbed the knife from a drawer, and Dean had to try to wrestle it away from him. He just managed to avoid being slashed.

There were many witnesses to this altercation, and one of them called the police. Finally Dean got the knife without incident and carried it out into the hall—just as the police arrived.

They drew their guns and ordered him, “Drop the knife!” (Dean Koontz was physically abused by his alcoholic father growing up)

Text Messages

Numerous people have also reported receiving text messages from dead relatives and/or friends. A man who resides in Lancashire reported that he was being haunted by text messages from his deceased wife. She had been buried with her cell phone and these messages contained details that were only shared between the couple, in addition to phrases she used with her husband. There was never a telephone number shown when the text messages were sent. He claimed to have smelled her perfume at times when he received the messages.

If you’ve had such an experience, feel free to share your story in the comments. Also, if you are on Facebook, check on the paranormal group Prairie State Paranormal.

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