Spedlins Tower – James ‘Dunty’ Porteous

Spedlins Tower - James 'Dunty' Porteous

The fortress, Spedlins Tower, looms over the south bank of the River Annan in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK. It was constructed in the Tudor era (around about 1605) and was home to the wealthy Jardine family.

Records show that the Jardines owned the majority of the land between Templand and Milhousebridge.

The Jardine family’s stay at Spedlins Tower was cut short due to an unwelcome guest terrorising their day to day life. They eventually had to move across the River Annan to get away from the ghost of a miller who was haunting them…


Who Was James Porteous?

James Porteous worked as the local miller in the nearby territory of Milhousebridge. His work route included delivering his produce to the Baronet, Sir Alexander Jardine, at Spedlins Tower.

Porteous was a larger than life character with a bit of an argumentative side to him – his quarrels with the locals eventually led to him picking up the nickname Dunty (apparently this is Old English for ‘argument’).

Dunty’s sharp side eventually led to him having a big falling out with Alexander Jardine, some say there was an accident in the mill that Sir Alexander owned…and Dunty was behind this accident.

The argument finally got the better of Sir Jardine’s patience and he ordered Porteous to be locked up in the dungeons of Spedlins Tower for a cooling off period.


Hunger

Not long after this argument, Jardine was called away to Edinburgh on some pressing business – he had forgotten he had locked the miller in his dungeon and he had also forgotten that he had the keys to his cell in his jacket pocket.

As the hours led to days, Dunty realized that Sir Jardine had forgotten about him and began to panic.

Sir Jardine

When Sir Jardine eventually arrived at his destination he was horrified to find the keys to the dungeon in his pocket. He hastily hired a courier to return to the Tower with the keys and release Dunty.

He was too late.

Dunty was found dead inside the dungeon cell with half his hand chewed off – apparently he was that desperate for food!


The Haunting

From that moment on, the Jardine family were tormented by the spirit of the dead miller.

All day long and all through the dark nights, the family could hear the ghost wailing out “Let me out – I’m deen’ o’ hunger!”

The tormented screams got so bad that Sir Alexander eventually called in a local chaplain to perform an exorcism. The Chaplin used a large black bible to banish the miller’s spirit to the dungeons – it was no longer allowed to haunt the tower’s living quarters.

The whole paranormal episode had been too much for the Jardine family – Soon after, they moved from Spedlins Tower to Jardin Hall across the river.

The large bible used by the Chaplin in the exorcism ended up being bricked up in a stone niche in the Tower’s staircase wall. This antique bible acted as a ward to the miller’s spirit, and kept it quiet in the dungeons.

A few years after the Jardine family had moved into their new home, across the river, the bible was sent to Edinburgh to be rebound. This resulted in the family now being haunted in their new home by the ghost of Dunty.

Sir Alexander sent for the holy book at once and as soon as it was placed back in it’s holding place in the tower, the spirit’s cries disappeared.

These days, the owners of Spedlins Tower still insist that the ghost of Dunty resides in their dungeon area. Apparently, if you put a stick into the dungeon window, it will come out chewed…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

 

A Loftus Hall Ghost Story

A Loftus Hall Ghost Story

Loftus Hall is a large mansion property that is situated on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford in Ireland. It was constructed on the site of the original Redmond Hall, it is said by locals to have been haunted by Satan himself, and the ghost of a despairing young woman named Anne…


The History of Loftus Hall

The property was deigned and constructed by the Redmand family in 1350 during the time of Black Death. It was built as a replacement for the family’s original castle which was located in Houseland near Portersgate.

During the 1650’s the mansion came into possession of the Loftus family due to the Cromwellian confiscations and later the Act of Settlement in 1662.

The property was eventually converted into a hotel in 1983 but it’s new life of service failed to take off – it was left abandoned until 2011, when it became a tourist attraction.


The Devil You Know

During the 1780’s the Loftus family decided to take a break from the area and headed off on a holiday, they left a family named the Tottenham’s in charge of the mansion until they decided to return.

The Tottenham’s knew their stay at the Hall could possibly be a long one, so they decided to bring their daughter, Anne, along for the duration.

Within days of them arriving at Loftus Hall, they were alerted to a loud banging at the front door one evening. They answered the call to find a man on the doorstep asking if he could take shelter from the intense storm outside.

The family welcomed him into the house and he remained there for days as the storm seemed to go on forever…

The History of Loftus Hall

The young and impressionable Anne eventually fell in love with this dark stranger. They started a relationship.

One evening the family and their daughter’s new lover decided to play a game of cards around the table in the main living room. Anne accidentally dropped one of her cards and crawled under the table to retrieve it.

She was struck with horror as she realized that her new lover’s feet had somehow transformed into cloven hooves – the feet of the Devil.

She screamed and told her parents what she had seen underneath the table. Her lover suddenly rose to his feet and with superhuman strength, somehow managed to leap straight through the Loftus Hall roof.

The hole this dark stranger left in the ceiling of the property could never be properly repaired.

The Devil You Know

A couple of months after her mysterious lover’s exit, Anne realized that she was pregnant with his baby. Once she gave birth to the child, her parents murdered it through worry that it was the child of Satan.

They buried the remains of the infant in the walls of the tapestry room and called in a priest to exorcise the property.

Anne spent the remaining years of her life in complete heartbreak and despair – locked away in the tapestry room with the remains of her dead child.


Paranormal Activity

The remains of the child were located in the 1870’s when Loftus Hall was being renovated – this discovery seemed to trigger the paranormal activity that has surrounded the property ever since.

There have been hundreds of reports of orbs and manifestations since the grizzly discovery of the infant’s skeletal remains.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Loftus Hall ghost story we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

Imogene Remus – The Ghost of Eden Park

Imogene Remus - The Ghost of Eden Park

A well known and rather impressive urban park, Eden Park is located in the Walnut Hills and Mt. Adams areas of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The park land was bought up by the city in 1869 – before this a prominent Cincinnati landowner (who was also a horticulturist) named Nicholas Longworth owned it.

Longworth obviously had a lot of affection for the area as he frequently referred to it as his ‘Garden of Eden’. Reports suggest that he used the land as a vineyard.

It is rumored that the park is haunted by the ghost of a lady known as Augusta “Imogene” Remus. She was the unfortunate second wife of a notorious bootlegger named George Remus


Love Blossoms

Imogene initially met George Remus in Chicago when she was a regular to one of his numerous pharmacies. George seemed to see something in Imogene, and before long, he offered her the position of being his own legal secretary.

Both Imogene and George were married when they met, Imogene eventually left her husband in 1917 and George got divorced from his wife shortly afterwards. Remus and Imogene then got married on June the 25th, in Newport, KY.

Eden Park Sign

In January of 1920 the Alcohol Prohibition act came into play and George instantly spotted a loophole in it’s setup. He was able to buy alcohol for his pharmacies through ‘medicinal purposes’.

He then paid a group of his own employees to raid each delivery so he could sell the drink illegally.

George and Imogene eventually moved to Cincinnati where his illegal booze business snowballed – some reports suggest that he was worth in excess of forty million dollars!


Caught

But it wasn’t all plain sailing – in 1925, George Remus was indicted for thousands of violations of the Volstead Act. He ended up having to serve a two year sentence in prison.

When he knew the game was up, and he was going to serve a sentence, Remus handed power of attorney to his wife, Imogene, and transferred all assets to her name.

Unfortunately, he made the mistake of letting this information slip in front of an undercover agent inmate named Franklin Dodge.

Dodge decided to quit his undercover position and started an affair with Imogene.

The pair really seemed to know what they were doing – they immediately liquidated Remus’ assets and hid the money for themselves.

Remus was left with little over $100 of his own empire!

Dodge and Imogene then went as far as trying to get the bootlegger deported from the country…but that attempt failed. They then hired a ‘hit man’ to take Remus out…but that also failed.


Revenge

George was finally released in 1927 and Imogene at once filed for divorce. On October 6th, 1927, both Imogene and George were to attend court for the finalization of the divorce.

When Imogene was on her way to court she was unaware that George was following her car – a chase ensued ending up with Imogene’s car crashing into a barrier at Eden Park.

She exited the car and desperately tried to get away from her enraged husband…but he shot her in the abdomen and she died near the Spring House Gazebo.

Mirror Lake, Eden Park

Remus’s chauffeur had seen all this happen, and decided to make a bolt for it…leaving George stranded in the park next to the body of his dead wife.

Remus then calmly walked to the nearest police station and turned himself in for the murder of his wife.

When he eventually got to trial he decided to represent himself. He pleaded not guilty on the grounds of insanity – caused by the adultery, thievery, and betrayal of his wife.

He was ultimately acquitted in one of the first successful cases of the insanity defence – he ended up serving 8 months in a mental asylum.

By the time he was released, the underground bootlegging industry had been taken over by the ‘real’ gangsters – George never returned to this business.


Imogene Remus

Ever since her murder, there have been numerous reports of Imogene’s ghost being spotted in Eden Park. She is often seen in and around the gazebo she was murdered by.

Eyewitness accounts have her wearing a black gown as she cries silently by the gazebo. She has also been spotted by the nearby reflecting pool throughout the Autumn months – standing silently and gazing at the tree-leaves hitting the water.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Malahide Castle Ghosts

The Malahide Castle Ghosts

Built in 1185 by King Henry II of England, Malahide Castle stands proudly in Dublin County, Ireland.

King Henry originally decided to build the castle for his friend Sir Richard Talbot – a knight who had helped him out on numerous occasions. The Talbot family moved into the castle and soon became one of the most powerful families in Ireland.

They became so powerful that when King Edward the Fourth came into power, he felt more than obliged to expand their castle home further (the garden areas were made bigger and the towers were made higher).

Malahide Castle actually managed to stay the property of the Talbot family until 1979. Unfortunately inheritance tax caught up with them and they had to sell the historic property to the council to fund the payments.

It’s one of the biggest (and boldest) castles in the country of Ireland…and it’s also thought to be one of the most haunted.

Let’s take a closer look at the Malahide Castle ghosts…


The Ghost of Miles Corbet

A well known English politician and Roundhead – Miles Corbet was the last (important) man to sign the death warrant for King Charles I.

He strongly supported the values of Oliver Cromwell – he believed that Britain would be far better off as a republic…and that there was no real need for a Monarchy.

During his rise, Oliver Cromwell managed to drive the catholic Talbot family out of their castle, and ended up handing the property over to Corbet (who also hated Catholics!).

Unfortunately, most of the locals who lived around the grounds of Malahide Castle were Catholic – and Corbet was not exactly nice to them – he outlawed the religion in the area and even went as far as burning down the local Abbey.

He was soon considered an evil dictator…

In 1660, Cromwell was overthrown and executed. The monarchy was reinstated and King Charles II was put into power.

The Ghost of Miles Corbet

King Charles decided that it was about time he punished all the ‘Regicides’ that had signed the death warrant of his predecessor – Corbet got wind of this early and managed to flee to the Netherlands.

Unfortunately for Corbet, he was caught by troops of King Charles two years later, and was returned to Malahide Castle where he was Hung, Drawn, then Quartered.

Since then, Corbet’s rather unsettling spirit is said to haunt the Castle.

Apparently his ghost reappears on the anniversary of his death and runs screaming throughout the castle. His ghost has also appeared other times of the year – many reports indicate that it has a habit of falling apart into quarters, reminiscent of his grizzly execution.


The Ghost of Walter Hussey

Also known as the Young Lord Galtrim, Walter Hussey was a cavalier who ended up in Malahide as a soldier fighting the Roundheads.

During his stay in the area, he met and fell in love with a young Irish local. Within weeks they decided to get married and Hussey’s father travelled to Malahide to ask the Talbots if his son could hold the ceremony at their castle.

Everything was agreed upon and Hussey decided to leave the battle with the Roundheads and remain in Malahide with his bride-to-be.

The Ghost of Walter Hussey

Hussey was ambushed on the morning of his wedding as he travelled to the castle – a single spear wound, thrown by a rival Roundhead, killed him.

After the death of Hussey, his wife-to-be actually fell in love with his murderer, and soon married him instead.

The tragic ghost of Walter Hussey has been reported on numerous occasions, walking slowly through the castle and showcasing his spear wound to shocked visitors.

Many locals believe that he is still trying to explain to people why he missed his own wedding…or maybe he is heartbroken by the actions his lover took after his murder?


The Ghost of Maud Plunkett

Maud Plunkett, was the wife of a character named the ‘Chief Justice’ – she lived in the castle for a short time in the Talbot’s history.

Plunkett had come from two previous failed marriages, and the Chief Justice was unaware of why these relationships broke down. Unfortunately for the Chief – Plunkett was a little bit of a petty headcase…

The Ghost of Maud Plunkett

She would constantly argue and scream at her husband and there were numerous reports of her chasing him violently through the castle halls. Eventually the Talbots had enough of her mad behaviour and threw the pair of them out of the castle.

Plunkett’s Malahide Castle spirit is always accompanied by the ghost of Chief Justice – many paranormal reports claim that the pair of them have been spotted running through the castle’s halls and corridors.


The Ghost of Puck Of Malahide

Puck was the Talbot family’s Jester during the Tudor Era – he stood at no more than four feet tall (he was a dwarf).

He had two main jobs really – the Talbot family Jester and the watchman for the tower prison. Puck was well known for being reclusive and very neat and tidy when he was not working.

A woman named Lady Elenora Fitzgerald was sent to the tower prison by Henry VIII and it was Puck’s job to keep an eye on her. Within weeks, he had fallen head over heels in love with her.

He managed to keep this attraction to himself for a while but rumours soon started to spread…and warp like Chinese whispers…

These rumours twisted to the point where the Talbots heard that someone was ‘on the side’ of Fitzgerald – they could not let the king hear about this – he might think that it was them!

The Ghost of Puck Of Malahide

As a result, on a cold December morning, Puck’s murdered body was found outside the castle – the Talbot’s had taken matters into their own hands.

All of the family members claimed that Puck had taken his own life – apparently twisted and heartbroken in love…not many of the locals believed this.

Puck had said shortly before his death that his ghost would haunt the castle, but not hurt anyone as long as a male Talbot lived there.

Puck’s ghost does not manifest to the naked eye that often, the last time was during the sale of the castle back in 1979. Since then he has only appeared in tourist’s photographs…although they were not aware of his presence when they were taking the pictures.


If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Malahide Castle ghosts, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Pluckley Ghosts

The Pluckley Ghosts

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the ‘Pluckley ghosts’ that inhabit the most haunted village in England. The following report highlights the ghosts of Pluckley village, in Kent


*NOTE: In 1989 the Guinness World Records awarded Pluckley the title of the most haunted village in England.


THE GHOST OF THE HIGHWAYMAN

History indicates that during the 18th Century, an unnamed highwayman was ambushed and savagely stabbed to death at Fright Corner by either local police or competing criminals.

Legend has it that he was left pinned to a hollow oak tree by the sword used to kill him.

Over the years there have been numerous reports of the gruesome ambush scene being replayed by the spirits involved in the incident.


THE HORSE DRAWN COACH

A ghostly horse drawn coach has been reported by locals numerous times around the Maltman’s Hill area of the village. One of the most famous reports came from a local lady who was driving home from babysitting her granddaughter, just after midnight.

When she arrived at Pinnock’s Crossroads, she witnessed a strange, lit up coach, which was being pulled by horses, coming towards her.

On another occasion, a Pluckley local was driving home late one night through the back streets of the village. As he came to an intersection in the back roads he witnessed the ghostly coach pass straight in front of him.


THE GYPSY WOMAN

The Crossroads Bridge seems to be the main hangout of a ghostly gypsy woman who stands around smoking a long pipe. Local research points to the fact that she could well be a woman who was known for selling watercress which she found in the nearby stream.

Locals believe she haunts this particular location because it’s the spot where a tragic accident took her life – she somehow manged to set herself on fire and died from the injuries.

One theory suggests that her pipe managed to ignite the alcohol she was frequently drinking…

This area around Pinnock Bridge is apparently also an area where natural mists form on a regular basis.


THE MILLER

The ghost of the miller is said to be a black silhouette that haunts a ruined windmill near a house called The Pinnocks. The mill itself was actually destroyed by a fire in 1939, nine years after it closed down it’s operations for good.

Many locals believe that the ghost has something to do with the son of a past owner – Richard ‘Dicky’ Buss.

The black silhouette is reported to appear before the arrival of a thunderstorm.


THE WHITE LADY

The White Lady is reported to haunt St Nicholas’s Church as well as the Dering family house library in their manor of Surrenden Dering (this manor eventually burned down in 1952).

Surrenden Dering acted as the US Embassy between the two world wars, and it was during this time period that reports of the White Lady first surfaced.

An American born British marksman and sculptor named Walter Winans once held a lonesome vigil one Christmas Eve in the library with his hunting rifle.

He didn’t have to wait long before the White Lady materialised in front of him. In a panic he picked up his trusty rifle and shot her through the chest…the bullet simply passed straight through her and hit the wall behind.

The rifle shot caused the spirit to vanish through a panelled wall – thought to be the wall that used to protect a secret tunnel between the house and the church.


THE TUDOR LADY

A Pluckley house named Rose Court, which dates back over two hundred and fifty years, is thought to be the home of yet another ghostly lady.

Legend explains that this lady was awfully unhappy in life and decided to commit suicide by consuming poisonous berries.

The ghostly lady, possibly a mistress of a member of the Dering family, can be heard calling for her two dogs between 4 and 5pm on certain days (she apparently took her life between these hours).


THE DEVIL’S BUSH

This final entry to the article is really more of a legend, as opposed to being based on any real facts. Nobody really knows where this bush is supposed to be located in Pluckley.

Apparently, if you dance around this bush three times the Devil is said to appear.

There is no real way of tracing this legend due to the lack of information on the bush’s location – could be folklore…could be based on truth?

You decide…


The Pluckley Ghosts

If you know of any other paranormal incidents that have taken place in Pluckley we would love to hear from you. Please consider using the comment section below to share these reports with us!

Ye Olde Man and Scythe – Paranormal Footage

Ye Olde Man and Scythe - Paranormal Footage

I came across this interesting paranormal footage whilst doing my ‘spooky rounds’ over the weekend – I often spend my Sundays planning out what content I am going to post to our ‘Mysteries network’ over the coming week.

The footage in question was taken at the Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub in Bolton, UK. It is actually the 4th oldest pub in Britain that dates as far back as 1251.

I usually opt to include paranormal footage in the Real Paranormal Video Footage section of the site, but I thought this would make an interesting post to start the week off!

Take a look for yourself and see what you think…


Paranormal Activity At Ye Olde Man and Scythe

The paranormal footage was first discovered by pub manager Tony Dooley one Friday morning. As he opened up the bar area he accidentally started wading through broken glass on the floor.

He immediately thought the premises had been burgled the night before so he rushed over to the CCTV system to find out who was behind the break in.

Tony watched the footage in horror as a flickering figure appeared behind the bar area – then without warning, the footage suddenly cut off at exactly  6:18 am.


James Stanley

The Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub, which dates from 1251, is reportedly haunted by the ghost of James Stanley, the seventh Earl of Derby.

Stanley was a royalist, whose family originally owned the inn. Reports suggest that he actually spent the last few hours of his life in the pub before he was escorted to his execution – he was beheaded in 1651 toward the end of the Civil War.

The Ye Olde Man and Scythe pub, which dates from 1251

A antique chair still sits in the pub, and legend has it that this was the chair he (Stanley) sat in as he awaited his fate at the hands of the executioner.

Many locals and paranormal enthusiasts believe that this chair has somehow managed to keep the spirit of Stanley within the walls of the old pub.


Stanley’s Not Alone…

During the Bolton Massacre in 1644, hundreds of people were slaughtered directly outside the pub. Many paranormal investigators have visited the pub and claim at least 25 of these slaughtered souls still haunt the premises.

Mr Dooley also claims that he has had numerous contacts with the spirit of an eight-year-old girl and a phantom dog at the pub.

Only a few weeks ago he said he was woken by what he thought was his girlfriend’s dog, Kallie, licking his bare foot that was sticking out of the bed sheets.

He got up to tell the dog off and realized that Kallie was actually sleeping on the bed next to him.

Tony is completely open-minded about the paranormal activity he has experienced at the pub and has invited numerous psychics and investigators over…to see what they could find.

He simply states that: “This is a well-known haunt in Bolton and people are quite receptive of it”

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the topic we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

The romantic ruins of the Berry Pomeroy Castle are reported to be one of the most haunted places in the British Isles. In this article we will be taking a closer look at the paranormal entities that pervade the grounds – the Berry Pomeroy Castle ghosts…


The Castle

The land for the castle property was originally handed over to Ralph de Pomeroy by William the Conqueror – apparently it was a ‘thank you’ for de Pomeroy’s support and loyalty over the years.

In his later years, Ralph de Pomeroy ordered the castle to be built on the land gifted to him, and by the time of his death in 1305, it was nearly completed.

The castle stayed within the de Pomeroy family until 1540 when Jane Seymour’s brother, Sir Edward Seymour, acquired the property.

Ralph de Pomeroy

It’s safe to say that Edward Seymour was not the most popular Lord Protector in the area – he made numerous changes to the castle land and managed to step on many local toes along the way.

He was eventually removed from power by the Earl of Warwick and quickly thrown in prison. He was executed several months later.

But the castle still remained in the Seymour family – even after Edward was removed and killed. They managed to keep hold of the impressive building up until 1688, when it was finally abandoned.

The castle was just left to rot really, until the English Heritage took over it in 1977 in an effort to save it from complete ruin. Renovations are still going on to this day.


The Ghosts of Berry Pomeroy Castle

Over the years there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity within the castle walls – the most famous are that of the Blue Lady and the White Lady.

It is widely thought that the White Lady is the apparition of Margaret Pomeroy – she is often spotted roaming about the the dungeons of St. Margaret’s Tower.

Margaret’s spirit does not really seem to be that threatening – numerous reports from castle visitors claim that she simply stands still as she waves at them calmly.

Margaret was actually imprisoned in the dungeons by her sister, Eleanor. Many believe that this was down to nothing more than sibling rivalry.

She was kept under lock and key until she eventually starved to death…

The Ghosts of Berry Pomeroy Castle

The Blue Lady tends to be a little more mischievous – she is known to lure people into parts of the castle in an attempt to get them lost.

There has been a lot of research into the identity of the Blue Lady and many historians believe she was the daughter of a Norman castle lord. She was raped by her father and unfortunately fell pregnant with his baby.

The lord allowed the baby to be born but it’s life was short-lived – he eventually strangled the poor child in one of the castle rooms.


The Berry Pomeroy Castle Ghosts

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered above, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist

The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist

I’m always intrigued by modern-day reports of poltergeist activity due to the amount of technology we have at hand to ‘capture’ the incidents. Unfortunately, this technology can go both ways…

Technology gives us the power to capture paranormal activity but at the same time it also gives us the power to create hoaxes.

When I first came across the case of the Bassa Villa Hotel poltergeist online, it really did capture my attention…but something stuck out like a sore thumb in the video footage…and I just couldn’t shake it’s effect.

Anyway, watch the video first and see if you notice what I noticed on first viewing…


The Bassa Villa Hotel Poltergeist Footage

The hotel owner, Nick Bevon, arrived at work one morning (in Bridgnorth, Shropshire) to find shards of glass all over his pub/bar room floor. He quickly turned on his CCTV system to see what had taken place in his property the night before.

He was half expecting to see a group of youths messing about in the bar area but nothing prepared him for what came next.

He watched in awe as individual glasses seemed to move on their own in the dark, late at night. Nobody was in the bar – there was no evidence of anyone breaking in!

Nick reviewed the video footage once again and took note that the incident happened at 1:43am – a long time after the last staff member had left after clearing up the bar area. He also checked the other CCTV camera angles out and ended up with the same spooky footage.

The Bassa Villa Hotel

When interviewed Nick went on to explain that the Bassa Villa Hotel was frequently linked with paranormal reports, even before this poltergeist footage was recorded. He claimed that his wrist had been grabbed by an unseen entity on numerous occasions and had even witnessed strange shadow figures walking across the bar room then disappearing.

He links the paranormal activity with a rumour that in the past, two children had been buried in the cellar area of the hotel (many, many, decades ago…one presumes?).


Fact or Fiction?

Okay, back to the video and the main gripe I have with this paranormal report…

Now, before I go any further, I should really point out that I am not calling ‘hoax’ here in any way, shape or form. It’s just that I noticed something in the video that set alarm bells ringing in my head.

Near the start of the footage, above the bar surface where the glasses start moving you can see a number of chalk boards. Notice what’s written in chalk on the board that is directly above the glasses…

“Hi, Thanks For Looking”

Now, this could be a complete coincidence…or it could be someone’s attempt at sarcastic humour?

It may be completely innocent, but I don’t know why this statement would be set above a bar area like this…it just doesn’t seem to fit?

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Violent Bigfoot Encounters – 1855

Violent Bigfoot Encounters - 1855

I think I’m correct in saying that this is the first Bigfoot/Yeti/Sasquatch article that we have published on this site – so it’s way overdue really!

In this article we will be taking a look at one of the most violent Bigfoot encounters on record – the report from 1855, in what is now known as Oklahoma


Native American Bigfoot Legends – 1855

In 1855 in what is now Oklahoma, a small group of native Americans and a ‘half breed’ man named Joshua LeFlore were part of a cavalry unit put together to keep the peace in their local region.

LeFlore was the captain of this native American unit and he had recently received orders to locate and capture/stop a band of outlaws who were terrorising some of the local farmers.

There had been numerous reports linking these outlaws to crop stealing and the kidnapping of innocent children in the area.

LeFlore gathered up 30 of his men and rode off into the sunset to put an end to this outlaw outfit…


The Discovery

After a couple of days of searching in vain, LeFlore decided to call it quits and head back to their local headquarters. It was shortly after this point in time that one of his men noticed something in the distance.

LeFlore pulled out his telescope and zoomed in on what appeared to be a small group of men, not more than 600 yards away from their position.

The group of lawmen charged towards the men in the distance and watched them disperse into the nearby forest. LeFlore ordered his men to follow the fleeing group.

As soon as they entered the forest they became aware of a strong, stale odour of rotting flesh and blood – the forest area actually smelled like death itself!

Native American Bigfoot Legends

Before long the strong smell seemed to ‘spook’ the group’s horses and they bolted from the wooded area leaving the cavalry men to proceed on foot.

Eventually the group arrived at a small clearing…but this was certainly no ordinary bandit camp.

They found the bodies of numerous children scattered around the area in different stages of decay. Three hairy bipedal ape-like creatures were sitting among the corpses chewing the flesh off their bones.

This heartbreaking scene was all too much for LeFlore to handle – he raced into the creatures wielding his sword in one had and his pistol in the other.

The shot and stabbed at the three creatures numerous times but nothing seemed to put them down. Eventually he was caught out as one of the creatures managed to sneak up behind him…and rip his head clean off his body.


Native American Fury

Up until this point – the native American cavalry group had been rooted to the spot in shock and fear. The sight of their captain being decapitated finally snapped them out of their daze.

They calmly aimed for the ape creatures head’s and within seconds the fight was over. The sensible rifle head shots took out the small hairy group with ease.

Bigfoot in the Dark

With the creatures dead, the cavalry group now had time to investigate the area properly. They uncovered the bodies of 19 dead children from the local area.

The men set down their buffalo rifles and got to work on 20 graves – 19 for the poor children and one for their fallen captain.

The report indicates that the group opted to burn the bodies of the ape-like creatures, because they felt they were too evil to receive a proper burial.

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Spring Heeled Jack Sightings

Spring Heeled Jack Sightings

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the Spring Heeled Jack sightings from 1808 to more recent incidents. What was this entity and what did it want?


1808

The first documented encounter of Spring Heeled Jack came to light in 1808 within the offices of the Sheffield Times.

The editor of the newspaper received a strange letter explaining about an entity/ghost that spent it’s time playing pranks on the living. Apparently this ghost had existed for many years.

The strange beast was able to jump huge heights from a standing position and seemed to be made out of thin air – striking the supernatural beast had no effect whatsoever (weapons just passed straight through it).

The author of the letter referred to this entity as Park Ghost and Spring Heeled Jack.


1837

In 1837 an unnamed female was outside Blackheath Fair in England when out of nowhere a strange figure appeared and started to violently attack her.

The lady ended up receiving numerous cut injuries to her skin and most of her clothes had been ripped off her body.

When she was later interviewed she claimed that the assailant had definitely been male but there was something ‘off’ about him. He had a surreal look of madness on his face and his fingers seemed to be long cold iron tips.

Jack on a rooftop

After hearing about the crime, the mayor of the area decided to publicize it to warn his public…and ended up receiving hundreds of letters claiming that they to had been attacked or chased by this strange, tall figure.


Vigilante Groups

Numerous people came forward with claims about being attacked by this strange creature – most of them were too scared about being labeled crazy to report the incidents before 1837.

Local vigilante groups were formed in an attempt to catch this crazed criminal.

These groups were extremely well setup by the public and patrolled the streets on a shift basis – they even encountered the entity on occasions but were unable to catch him due to his speed and athleticism.

Word soon spread from these groups to the public – they were not chasing a man…they were chasing something supernatural!


Further Attacks

About 12 months later the attacks seemed to grow in intensity. One night a young lady was walking home when something jumped out of the shadows and breathed blue flames at her.

The figure then closed it’s mouth and pounced away in a sort of kangaroo movement. The same night brought in many similar reports…

The reports consisted of a tall man with scary red eyes who could breathe blue fire and would always jump, never walk or run.

Park Ghost and Spring Heeled Jack

The final attack in London during this time period is probably the most famous, it involved a young lady named Jane.

Jane was having a conversation in her home with her visiting sister when she heard a loud knocking at her front door.

She was a little afraid of opening the door so she asked the visitor through the locked door who they were. The visitor quickly replied:

“I am a police officer for god sake bring me a light for we have caught Spring Heeled Jack”.

Jane hastily opened to the door, only to be confronted by a tall man breathing blue flames from his smiling mouth. She screamed and tried to close the door but she was too late – Spring Heeled Jack was on her clawing in a flash.

Thankfully Jane’s sister heard the screams and the two of them managed to get the entity back through the door. It then ran off into the darkness.


Let’s Move To The Country

The Spring Heeled Jack sightings died out until the 1870’s when for some reason, they moved to the English countryside.

Many incidents involved local groups in towns hunting down and setting up traps to catch the supernatural creature, but with no luck.

After these attacks it’s almost as if ‘Jack’ realized his time was up in the UK, and many believe he somehow moved on to America in the 1880’s…


New Hunting Grounds

During the 1880’s there were many reports in Kentucky of a tall man attacking people at night. Eyewitness reports claimed that the culprit had long icy cold iron like fingers, pointy ears and that he shot blue flames – but from his chest (not his mouth).

These incidents seemed to die out within months and all of a sudden…’Jack’ seemed to disappear from people’s minds.

This lull in attacks lasted up until 1939 when Cape Cod seemed to be hit by the strange entity.

Now Jack seemed to have new powers in his arsenal – eyewitnesses claim that he could now levitate and even had the power to disappear and reappear miles away within a blink of the eye!

It was at this time that Jack picked up the newer nickname of the Black Flash from the American public.

In recent times incidents involving ‘Jack’ have been reported in Canada (1973), Texas (1979) and back in the UK in 1986 (very famous case involving a British army officer).

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