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(via Most Terrifying Locations On Earth)The Screaming Bridge At least 36 people were reported dead on or around the Maud Hughes Road Bridge. Ghostly figures, mists, and lights have been seen, as well as black hooded figures and a phantom train. According to the legend, a man and woman were held up on top of the bridge while travelling on a car. At first the man got out to get help to save the woman but she died, later the man also died…

(via Most Terrifying Locations On Earth)The Screaming Bridge At least 36 people were reported dead on or around the Maud Hughes Road Bridge. Ghostly figures, mists, and lights have been seen, as well as black hooded figures and a phantom train. According to the legend, a man and woman were held up on top of the bridge while travelling on a car. At first the man got out to get help to save the woman but she died, later the man also died…


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Humberstone and LaNoria 

In the Chilean desert of La Noria and Humberstone, there lies two mining towns that have been abandoned for years. When you go to these places during the daytime, it’s abandonment is quite obvious. However, when you go to the desert at night, things start to get interesting. Very interesting.

In the 19th century, people that lived in La Noria and Humberstone lived under terrible and gruesome conditions. Slavery occurred in both towns. The workers and young children suffered horrible deaths. More than likely, it was from the way they were treated as slaves. Historians in Chile, believe that both towns are haunted because of the harsh treatment that occurred there. People over there say you can feel the energy of the painful treatment that happened there. It has been reported that people have traveled here and have never returned as well. Most of the locals don’t even bother of coming to these mining towns.

When the sun goes down, paranormal activity begins to flare up in these mining towns. We’ll start with La Noria. The buildings are in ruin. In the North side of La Noria, witnesses have reported hearing disembodied voices and have heard footsteps when no one else is around. On the South side of the town, people have reported seeing apparitions wondering on the streets. As you wonder around this mining town, you’ll see human bones scattered on the ground. If you think this stuff is scary, I haven’t even gotten to that part yet. Allow me to inform you.

La Noria has one of the scariest and most disturbing cemeteries in the world. Eyewitnesses have reported that when the sun goes down, the dead rise from their graves and begin walking toward the town. That would explain the wondering apparitions walking the streets. Are these apparitions zombie ghosts? They certainly sound like it. As you walk into La Noira’s cemetery, you’ll notice graves everywhere. What’s disturbing is that there are several graves that have been dug up with open coffins and skeletons lying in the them. Perhaps the reason for the spirits rising from their graves is because their rest has been disturbed by what appears to be the work of grave robbers.

When you travel to Humberstone, it’s an apparition gold mine. Locals of Chile have reported seeing children at the schools in class. People have also heard whistling, voices, and children playing. A compelling piece of evidence was captured on Destination Truth, when lead investigator Josh Gates captured what appeared to be an apparition on a FLIR thermal imager. It looks like the heat signature of a young child looking from around the corner and disappearing. He also claimed that he saw a face in one of the windows of the school. 

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New Mexico Police Station Captures Video of a Ghost?

A police officer was left with quite a shock while watching the security monitors at the Espanola Police Department in New Mexico on the night of September 20th, 2014. Officer Karl Romero says that one of the cameras outside the police station…

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Construction Worker Snaps Picture of an Old Woman’s Ghost?

A construction worker in Tremont, Illinois captured this eerie photo, which shows an old woman standing in front of a window. However, she shouldn’t be there due to the fact that 3 months before this picture was taken, the old woman…

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The Devil Baby of Hull House - Urban Legends - Hull House is considered to be one of Chicago’s most haunted buildings. Although the nature of the building was for all intents good, there have been several times throughout the years where events have been on the grim side.The building itself was built at 800 South Halstead Street in 1856 by Charles J. Hull (hence the name of the building). The neighbourhood was seen to be quite ‘fashionable’ and life looked to be good for Hull, his wife and their children. Unfortunately Hulls wife passed away leaving him to care for their two children who also passed away within a decade of another and quite young.Hull eventually moved to another part of Chicago but it would seem his deceased wife chose to stay, haunting the room she died in.The house itself survived the Chicago Fire of 1871 but the neighbourhood did not fair so well. Soon the area became filled with immigrants and the reputation of the area dropped significantly. In the mid 1870’s the house became a home for the elderly poor and no doubt saw more deaths during that time.Although many more mysterious events took place in the building (small unexplainable fires, the appearance of a woman in white, figures seen about the halls, curtains refusing to stay closed in one of the empty rooms) it was not until 1913 that an event began that saw Hull House enter the more mysterious side of Chicago’s history.In 1889 Jane Addams and Ellen Starr co-founded Hull House, a ‘settlement house’ where the immigrants from many nationalities and cultures could come and be socially reformed. It was here that these working class people could come and take part in programs and education to allow them a better footing in their new country. The programs were a success and more buildings were taken on by the founders in order to spread the program wider and further afield.But it was one day in 1913, after many years of successfully running this settlement house, that events took on a strange and possibly sinister turn…Three Italian women entered the building with much fuss and excitement. They demanded to see the devil baby!The residents (Hull House volunteers) stated they had no idea what they were talking about but the excited women persisted. They knew the devil baby was in the building and they kept demanding to see it.If there was a devil baby on site the residents would surely know about it as it was unmistakable with its cloven hooves, tail, pointed ears and ability to speak even at that early age.Although the Italian women eventually left they were but the first of many, many people who made their way to the house in order to see this devil for themselves. Hundreds, thousands of people from the neighbourhood all made attempts to see the devil baby, some even offered to pay for the opportunity. However none were able to see the child for the residents stated time and time again that it never existed.It was not just the poor or superstitious who made the journey to the house but even physicians who had heard of the child wanted the opportunity to study it. Soon people from outside of the Near West Chicago area were calling by, people from all over the country wanted to have a good look.For about six weeks there was a heavy flow of traffic throughout the neighbourhood as people made their way to Hull House, all to be told to leave that the story was just an ‘old wives tale’, albeit one that had gotten some pretty good legs under it.As for who this devil baby was and how it came to be at Hull House… well there are several different versions of the story but two seem to have the most tellings:A devoutly Catholic woman hanged a picture of the virgin Mary on the wall but her aethiest husband tore it down. He stated that he would rather have the devil himself in residence in the home rather than that picture on the wall. Several months later the woman gave birth to a deformed child – hooves, claws, tail, pointed ears. The shock was too much for her to bare and she passed away, the husband took the child to Hull House and left it on the door step.The other version concerns a man whose wife gave birth to six daughters. The husband was enraged by the lack of a son and cried out one night that he would rather her give birth to the devil than another girl… and you can guess what happened next.From here the stories converge with the child being taken into care at Hull House. The child was said to be quite a little fiend and was capable of the greatest of blasphemies. The heads of the organisation took it upon themselves to have the child baptised in order to sooth it of its demonic afflictions but the baptism did not go to plan. The child escaped their clutches at the waters edge and took off skipping across the tops of the pews.They were able to recapture the baby and then had it locked in the attic of the house.From there it is not known what happened except somehow this story got around and now thousands of people were turning up to get a look.The visitors and the story seemed to run out of steam and the legend was all but forgotten.That’s not quite all there is to this tale. Though it might not be connected, when the house was being renovated near the turn of this millennia there were a number of reports concerning the sounds of a child’s cry coming from the attic and gardens…Jane Addams, although bothered by the near ending flow of visitors, did find this event in the homes history to be interesting, so much so that she wrote quite a long and extensive article about it in the Atlantic Monthly way back in 1916. You can check that out here: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1916/10/the-devil-baby-at-hull-house/305428/The Jane Addams Hull House Association closed down in January 2012. the building is still open as a museum.What do you think?Wild imaginations?Or maybe a deformed child was in care at Hull House, one that saw the start of this legend?Ashley Hall 2013Main Picture: Hull House 1890.Left: Hull House 2010.Middle: Chicago headline 1913.Right: Jane Addams.
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The Devil Baby of Hull House
- Urban Legends

- Hull House is considered to be one of Chicago’s most haunted buildings. Although the nature of the building was for all intents good, there have been several times throughout the years where events have been on the grim side.

The building itself was built at 800 South Halstead Street in 1856 by Charles J. Hull (hence the name of the building). The neighbourhood was seen to be quite ‘fashionable’ and life looked to be good for Hull, his wife and their children. Unfortunately Hulls wife passed away leaving him to care for their two children who also passed away within a decade of another and quite young.

Hull eventually moved to another part of Chicago but it would seem his deceased wife chose to stay, haunting the room she died in.

The house itself survived the Chicago Fire of 1871 but the neighbourhood did not fair so well. Soon the area became filled with immigrants and the reputation of the area dropped significantly. In the mid 1870’s the house became a home for the elderly poor and no doubt saw more deaths during that time.

Although many more mysterious events took place in the building (small unexplainable fires, the appearance of a woman in white, figures seen about the halls, curtains refusing to stay closed in one of the empty rooms) it was not until 1913 that an event began that saw Hull House enter the more mysterious side of Chicago’s history.

In 1889 Jane Addams and Ellen Starr co-founded Hull House, a ‘settlement house’ where the immigrants from many nationalities and cultures could come and be socially reformed. It was here that these working class people could come and take part in programs and education to allow them a better footing in their new country. The programs were a success and more buildings were taken on by the founders in order to spread the program wider and further afield.

But it was one day in 1913, after many years of successfully running this settlement house, that events took on a strange and possibly sinister turn…

Three Italian women entered the building with much fuss and excitement. They demanded to see the devil baby!

The residents (Hull House volunteers) stated they had no idea what they were talking about but the excited women persisted. They knew the devil baby was in the building and they kept demanding to see it.

If there was a devil baby on site the residents would surely know about it as it was unmistakable with its cloven hooves, tail, pointed ears and ability to speak even at that early age.

Although the Italian women eventually left they were but the first of many, many people who made their way to the house in order to see this devil for themselves. Hundreds, thousands of people from the neighbourhood all made attempts to see the devil baby, some even offered to pay for the opportunity. However none were able to see the child for the residents stated time and time again that it never existed.

It was not just the poor or superstitious who made the journey to the house but even physicians who had heard of the child wanted the opportunity to study it. Soon people from outside of the Near West Chicago area were calling by, people from all over the country wanted to have a good look.

For about six weeks there was a heavy flow of traffic throughout the neighbourhood as people made their way to Hull House, all to be told to leave that the story was just an ‘old wives tale’, albeit one that had gotten some pretty good legs under it.

As for who this devil baby was and how it came to be at Hull House… well there are several different versions of the story but two seem to have the most tellings:

A devoutly Catholic woman hanged a picture of the virgin Mary on the wall but her aethiest husband tore it down. He stated that he would rather have the devil himself in residence in the home rather than that picture on the wall. Several months later the woman gave birth to a deformed child – hooves, claws, tail, pointed ears. The shock was too much for her to bare and she passed away, the husband took the child to Hull House and left it on the door step.

The other version concerns a man whose wife gave birth to six daughters. The husband was enraged by the lack of a son and cried out one night that he would rather her give birth to the devil than another girl… and you can guess what happened next.

From here the stories converge with the child being taken into care at Hull House. The child was said to be quite a little fiend and was capable of the greatest of blasphemies. The heads of the organisation took it upon themselves to have the child baptised in order to sooth it of its demonic afflictions but the baptism did not go to plan. The child escaped their clutches at the waters edge and took off skipping across the tops of the pews.

They were able to recapture the baby and then had it locked in the attic of the house.

From there it is not known what happened except somehow this story got around and now thousands of people were turning up to get a look.

The visitors and the story seemed to run out of steam and the legend was all but forgotten.

That’s not quite all there is to this tale. Though it might not be connected, when the house was being renovated near the turn of this millennia there were a number of reports concerning the sounds of a child’s cry coming from the attic and gardens…

Jane Addams, although bothered by the near ending flow of visitors, did find this event in the homes history to be interesting, so much so that she wrote quite a long and extensive article about it in the Atlantic Monthly way back in 1916. You can check that out here: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1916/10/the-devil-baby-at-hull-house/305428/

The Jane Addams Hull House Association closed down in January 2012. the building is still open as a museum.

What do you think?
Wild imaginations?
Or maybe a deformed child was in care at Hull House, one that saw the start of this legend?


Ashley Hall 2013

Main Picture: Hull House 1890.
Left: Hull House 2010.
Middle: Chicago headline 1913.
Right: Jane Addams.

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Ijiraq -
A shapeshifter from Inuit mythology, an Ijiraq is a spirit that has the ability to transform into any arctic animal in order to disguise themselves. Normally it appears as a half-man-half-caribou monster but it can take any form that it chooses. Its most common ones being: a raven, bear, wolf or human. The only part of its body that it cannot disguise is its eyes, which are bright red. No matter what form it takes its eyes will remain red. It is believed that these spirits are surrounded by mirages and when a mountain or island in the horizon looks bigger or closer than usual it is because an Ijiraq is near by. It’s believed that the Ijiraq were created when a group of Inuits traveled too far north when hunting and ended up becoming trapped between the realm of the dead and the realm of the living, thus becoming the Ijiraq.
The Ijiraq are malicious spirits and highly deceptive. They will change their shape in order to fool travelers and cause them to get lost in the snow. They will also kidnap children and hide them away or abandon them in the wilderness. In one tale a mother and father left their children in a tent when  they went hunting. The parents became lost after coming in contact with an Ijiraq and when they finally found their way back to the tent they discovered that their children had been eaten by an Ijiraq in the form of an 11 foot tall polar bear. Anyone who has come into contact with an Ijiraq has suffered some form of memory loss and quickly forgets the details of what happened.
There is a theory by some Inuit elders that the Ijiraq are not evil and that they are simply misunderstood. They attack humans and disorientate them to try to stop them from moving in on their territory. The thing you can do about the memory loss caused by an Ijiraq is to tell as many people as possible about the events before you loose all memory of what happened. Stolen children might also be returned if there are cairns nearby. If an Ijiraq passes one it will change its mind and bring the child home.

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Ijiraq -

A shapeshifter from Inuit mythology, an Ijiraq is a spirit that has the ability to transform into any arctic animal in order to disguise themselves. Normally it appears as a half-man-half-caribou monster but it can take any form that it chooses. Its most common ones being: a raven, bear, wolf or human. The only part of its body that it cannot disguise is its eyes, which are bright red. No matter what form it takes its eyes will remain red. It is believed that these spirits are surrounded by mirages and when a mountain or island in the horizon looks bigger or closer than usual it is because an Ijiraq is near by. It’s believed that the Ijiraq were created when a group of Inuits traveled too far north when hunting and ended up becoming trapped between the realm of the dead and the realm of the living, thus becoming the Ijiraq.

The Ijiraq are malicious spirits and highly deceptive. They will change their shape in order to fool travelers and cause them to get lost in the snow. They will also kidnap children and hide them away or abandon them in the wilderness. In one tale a mother and father left their children in a tent when  they went hunting. The parents became lost after coming in contact with an Ijiraq and when they finally found their way back to the tent they discovered that their children had been eaten by an Ijiraq in the form of an 11 foot tall polar bear. Anyone who has come into contact with an Ijiraq has suffered some form of memory loss and quickly forgets the details of what happened.

There is a theory by some Inuit elders that the Ijiraq are not evil and that they are simply misunderstood. They attack humans and disorientate them to try to stop them from moving in on their territory. The thing you can do about the memory loss caused by an Ijiraq is to tell as many people as possible about the events before you loose all memory of what happened. Stolen children might also be returned if there are cairns nearby. If an Ijiraq passes one it will change its mind and bring the child home.

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Spirit Hand on Television Set - Paranormal Photos – Fact or Fiction - This photo has been in print since as early as 1970 and many theories have been put forward as to what is going on.Many believed that it was yet another example of successful Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC). ITC is essentially the communication between ‘spirits’ and the living through electronic devices (EVP, Ghost Box etc are also methods encompassed into ITC). During the 1970’s there was much experimentation going on and many people were claiming to pull images and audio through the static on television sets and also TVs that were turned off. By pointing a camera at a screen and looping the image, one could at times see some interesting images.Many believed this ‘ghost hand’ image was one such case of ITC. The woman in question was living in South Minnesota and watched the hand appear on her set, which was unplugged - this fact prompted her to take the photo. Whether she was a researcher or not at the time is not known.This photo has been cropped, with it said the original did have the husband in view - you can just see his shoulder in this one. Unfortunately I could not find the uncropped version.Other people claim the photo might just be a burnt in image, pareidolia, reflection or a straight up hoax/image manipulation.The only other piece of info about the photo is that the hand had actually appeared the year before at about the same time.What do you think?Does this photo show some form of communication between the dead and the living?Could the image have been burnt into the screen or just be a case of pareidolia?Or do you think it is a set up, a complete fake?Fact or Fiction, you decide!Ashley Hall 2013Left: the ‘ghost hand’ on the television..Right: Brightness, contrast, curves added.
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Spirit Hand on Television Set
- Paranormal Photos – Fact or Fiction

- This photo has been in print since as early as 1970 and many theories have been put forward as to what is going on.

Many believed that it was yet another example of successful Instrumental Transcommunication (ITC). ITC is essentially the communication between ‘spirits’ and the living through electronic devices (EVP, Ghost Box etc are also methods encompassed into ITC). During the 1970’s there was much experimentation going on and many people were claiming to pull images and audio through the static on television sets and also TVs that were turned off. By pointing a camera at a screen and looping the image, one could at times see some interesting images.

Many believed this ‘ghost hand’ image was one such case of ITC. The woman in question was living in South Minnesota and watched the hand appear on her set, which was unplugged - this fact prompted her to take the photo. Whether she was a researcher or not at the time is not known.

This photo has been cropped, with it said the original did have the husband in view - you can just see his shoulder in this one. Unfortunately I could not find the uncropped version.

Other people claim the photo might just be a burnt in image, pareidolia, reflection or a straight up hoax/image manipulation.

The only other piece of info about the photo is that the hand had actually appeared the year before at about the same time.

What do you think?
Does this photo show some form of communication between the dead and the living?
Could the image have been burnt into the screen or just be a case of pareidolia?
Or do you think it is a set up, a complete fake?
Fact or Fiction, you decide!


Ashley Hall 2013

Left: the ‘ghost hand’ on the television..
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Cabinet Door Spontaneously Shatters; Paranormal Activity to Blame?

A video that’s recently surfaced online that has left many people scratching their heads. Captured on September 9th, 2014 at 4:42 p.m. by security cameras at the Barnsley Antiques Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire England, the perplexing video shows a glass door on a cabinet spontaneously shattering. An electrician was the one who stumbled upon the scene when he came back after leaving for ten minutes. He told the manager, 42 year-old Danny Parker, about the broken cabinet door. “It’s all a bit spooky really.” Danny said. “The electrician had gone out for 10 minutes and locked the building because nobody was in there. 

When he got back he stepped on the shards of glass and had no idea what had happened. He went all round the building trying to find someone but couldn’t find anyone. After looking at the CCTV frame by frame I saw the glass shatter. It was really creepy.” Danny attempted to find any evidence as to who, or what, might’ve caused the door to break, but nothing was found. He spoke to the shop owners next door and told them what happened. They told him that the building has always been haunted, long before Danny bought it. The Antique Centre has a YouTube Channel, where they have a few variations of the clip shown above, as well as a few other videos that show strange phenomenon that’s been captured by their security cameras. In one of the videos, a small, ghostly figure appears in one of the rooms.

Some news articles are claiming that the glass door swung open before shattering, but the Barnsley Antiques Centre says that’s not true. They say the door didn’t move at all, and if that’s true, then that debunks all the theories that suggest a change in air pressure (whether caused by someone closing the door, or some other method) caused the door to swing open and shatter. However, there’s another theory that suggests thermal stress is to blame. Thermal stress occurs when the center of the glass heats up and expands, while the edge of the glass stays cool. This causes the glass to crack and break (here’s an informative video on thermal stress). So, if the cabinet was near a heating vent that was on, it’s possible that the hot air was hitting the glass and eventually caused it to break. Although, that’s just a theory as of now, and there’s no way of telling for sure if that’s what really happened.

There’s also the possibility that this, along with the other videos, are all hoaxes. As of now, the Barnsley Antiques Centre isn’t open to the public yet, so these videos could be some kind of elaborate viral marketing campaign (although Danny assures everyone that this is “definitely not a set up”). Personally, I’m not sure what to make of these videos. A part of me wants to believe these videos show real paranormal activity, especially since the building is said to be haunted. Yet, I think there’s a chance that they could be debunked. Overall, I’m going to stay in the middle, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on this case. Do you think the videos captured by the Barnsley Antiques Centre are real? Is there a conventional explanation for the strange things seen in the clips? Or are they simply part of a viral marketing campaign?

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Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama: For some unexplained reason this cemetery has a playground, and supposedly the children of the local cemetery spooks like to play here after dark. People claim to see swings moving on their own and the sounds of invisible giggling kids in the night.

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Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama: For some unexplained reason this cemetery has a playground, and supposedly the children of the local cemetery spooks like to play here after dark. People claim to see swings moving on their own and the sounds of invisible giggling kids in the night.

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Rajasthan, India, Fort and Townsite -founded in 1573, abandoned in 1783 -considered one of India’s most haunted locations, with signs posted, military will not enter site after dark - apparitions and shadows are seen, voices, laughter,screams heard,light anomalies

Rajasthan, India, Fort and Townsite -founded in 1573, abandoned in 1783 -considered one of India’s most haunted locations, with signs posted, military will not enter site after dark - apparitions and shadows are seen, voices, laughter,screams heard,light anomalies