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.

Tips on Dealing with Paranormal Activities

We have listed some of the surefire ways on how you can deal with paranormal activities. We hope that by the end of this article, you will have already been equipped and armed with sufficient knowledge on what to do if you experience one in the future.

Perhaps it is normal to encounter things in life that may weird us out, frighten or scare us, or just outright make us scream at the top of our lungs. Even in this time and age when everything is easily accessible through the Internet, there are just things that Science finds difficult to explain.

Imagine catching yourself alone in your own house and for some reason a drawer opens up and the air is still and you are far away from it.

Who do you call?

For sure, you would have thought of Ghostbusters, but unfortunately, they are not real. But it’s a good thing that paranormal psychics are here to help you answer stranger questions from strange occurrences in your life brought about by paranormal activities.

But first, let us talk about what is the paranormal, because having had a paranormal experience does not necessarily mean you are dealing with ghosts of the dead or spirits from a different world.

These can very well be energies around you which mean you no harm.

Energies are able to communicate and, more often than not, only need help to know what happened to them so they can finally get a closure and move on.

We have listed some of the surefire ways on how you can deal with paranormal activities. We hope that by the end of this article, you will have already been equipped and armed with sufficient knowledge on what to do if you experience one in the future.


Learning Everything You Can About Paranormal

Not everyone is brave enough to do a research about the paranormal, especially at night. That is why we recommend that you do it out in public with the sun up where light is abundant.

We feel secure and safe in places where it is bright. When doing your research, steer clear of websites that have ominous background music or those that have really dark layout and color scheme.

These elements of the website should not distract you from learning what you want to learn. Watch out for websites that delve deep in the subject matter without using words that are unfamiliar to most humans.

You should be able to learn where most paranormal activities, sightings, and manifestations usually occur so you can prepare yourself should you encounter one in the future.


Being Skeptical and Logical at The Same Time Goes a Long Way

There will come a time when your brain will play tricks on you. It will make you see, feel, and hear—and ultimately make you believe—that you are indeed experience an out of this world activity. This happens mostly when we are scared.

Our minds conjure images that are really not there in the first place. What you can do is compose yourself and do not cause a scene, especially if you are in a public space.

Close your eyes and try to think well if there is a logical explanation of what happened. Those scary and weird noises on the second floor may just as well be mice, the wind, or pipes. It could be the television.

If you panic, you will likely cause a disturbance; worse, you might end up embarrassing yourself. Do not discount the fact that your friends may be playing a game with you, in other term, pranking you for fun.

This is not a good thing to do to someone as it may cause trauma and other permanent fear.


Asking For Professional Help

Some spirits, energies, or ghosts would bother you to no end, and it is normal that you feel scared and helpless. When this time comes and you are no longer able to sleep well at night because of this, asking for help from a paranormal psychic is not something that you should be ashamed of.

Professionals that can help you deal with these paranormal activities, sightings, and manifestations can be in the form of an exorcist, a psychic, a clairvoyant, or a medium.

These experts will know what to do with them and are able to provide you with necessary steps on what you can do to stop these from happening.

They will make sure that these spirits—evil or otherwise—are expelled from your property so you can start getting a good night’s sleep again. Amulets and charms are usually given by paranormal psychics to keep you safe from them, but methods are varying.

These professionals are trained to deal with the paranormal and their years of extensive research and psychic will speak for themselves. You may go online and check for their reputation so you can feel better.


Being Around Friends Also Helps

While professionals tend to your house and dispel the energies bugging you there, you can be with friends for the moment. There is strength in number, or so a popular saying goes.

Be with your close friends who would never take advantage of your situation and vulnerability. You may start talking about happy memories from the past to keep you distracted from the situation.

Whether they are your family, your close friends, your roommate, be with the people you trust the most who know how to calm you down in a very stressful situation; people who can easily lighten up the mood.

You can choose to put on a really funny movie and start laughing to your heart’s desire. Eat your favorite comfort food. You can also choose to go to the nearest church, if you are religious, and start praying and giving thanks for the good things you have received so far and ask for perpetual guidance and safety from the evil elements of this world.

There are worlds that coexists with us, and it is important to recognize that. Some entities, although invisible to the naked eye, are following us wherever we go as they are trying to communicate with us.

We hope that this article helped you enough on how you can react if you experience a paranormal activity. If you wish to share more tips, you can leave a comment down below.

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Himuro Mansion in Japan

Himuro Mansion in Japan

In this article we will be taking a look at the Himuro mansion in Japan. Located on a rocky area within the outskirts of Tokyo, this impressive building hosts many malevolent spirits due to its dark and twisted history…


The Himuro Family

Legend suggests that the Himuro family had a dark responsibility thrown upon them – every half century they were tasked with performing an ancient Shinto ritual.

This ritual centered on raising a woman in secret so that evil forces might eventually enter the world through her limbs (she was effectively torn apart by being strapped to large and powerful oxen).

The final woman that was sacrificed (said to have been in the early 1900’s) managed to strike up a relationship with a local man before her death.

This secret love essentially negated the sacrifice and the heads of the Himuro family became frightened about the demonic force’s response.

Taking a traditional sword, the patriarch murdered his entire family – he felt that this death was a much better option for his family than what the evil forces had in store for them!


Apparitions

Ever since the mass murder of the Himuro family there have been a wide variety of paranormal incidents reported at the location of the house.

The most common of these reports usually involves apparitions of the family members combing the area. These sightings have taken place both in the day and at night.

Apparitions

Witnesses have also reported seeing hand prints made from blood on the mansion walls along with blood splatters…similar to the blood markings left behind by a sword swipe.

Legend has it that the spirits of the mansion have also claimed a few lives over the past century – several bodies have been found with rope marks burnt into their wrists and ankles…


The Twist…

An interesting report from Japan right? But is it true?

The Himuro Mansion is actually best known to gamers who fell in love with the video game Fatal Frame. The creators of this game claim to have based it on the legend of the Himuro Mansion.

The Himuro Mansion is actually best known to gamers

So where is the exact location of this mansion?

Well that seems to divide opinion…but why? Why would the location of such a famous paranormal property be kept under lock and key?

Over the last few years numerous people have come forward online claiming that this story is actually an American urban legend – it has nothing to do with Japan!

There are also those who claim this was a consciously created urban legend – for a viral marketing campaign linked to the game itself!

The urban legend - game screenshot of mansion

Was the presence and the power of the internet the main reason this paranormal report (story) became so popular?

Why do some people still insist that this mansion actually exists and the legend is true?

Is it nothing more than a rather successful attempt at marketing a popular video game?

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

The Houska Castle Bottomless Pit

The Houska Castle Bottomless Pit

The Houska Castle is a 762-year-old Gothic building that was constructed by locals to seal shut an apparent gateway to the underworld.

Built between 1253 and 1278, in the lush countryside of the Czech Republic, this impressive mansion was put in place in order to seal up a mysterious “bottomless pit”.

Locals were convinced that this mysterious entrance allowed terrifying creatures into the area after sunset and were desperate to put a stop to it.

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the Houska Castle bottomless pit…


The Pit

Local reports indicated that entities would claw their way out of the pit every night. Black winged creatures that were half human and half animal roamed across the countryside.

Villagers were absolutely terrified and refused to leave their homes after sunset, let alone go anywhere near the location of the hole.

Years before the Houska castle was built the hole was actually being used as a form of punishment for local prisoners who had been sentenced to death.

They would be marched to the edge of the pit and thrown into it’s depths. If they survived, and manged to crawl their way back out of the hell hole, their crimes would be forgiven by the locals.

The Pit

Legend has it that the first criminal to face the hole was actually slowly lowered into it’s dark depths. As soon as he disappeared from sight he was heard screaming in pain.

The villagers quickly pulled the young man back up and were horrified to see that he had aged at least 40 years.

His face bore deep, deep wrinkles and his once blonde hair was now completely white.


The Castle

When the building was finally completed it looked much like any other castle in the Czech Republic. But before long, locals brave enough to venture near the structure realized it was far from normal.

The visage of the building appears to have many windows, but upon further inspection, most of them are actually fake.

Strong brick walls have been built behind each of the glass panes that make up the castle’s windows.

The Castle

There are no trading routes near the castle and it was built without fortifications and has no water source.

It’s sole purpose is to cover the pit locals believe is the gateway to hell…


Sealed

Even after the mysterious pit had been sealed by the castle the paranormal reports continued. Workers inside the building would frequently claim they could hear scratching noises through the lower floors of the building.

There were also numerous reports of phantom entities spotted walking the dark and shadowy corridors.

During the war the Nazis opted to use the fortress as a secret headquarters. To this day locals believe they picked this location in an attempt to harness the dark powers contained within the building.


Today

Today, mysterious phenomena can still be witnessed inside Houska Castle’s walls. The location’s chapel was built directly on top of the bottomless pit and tourists frequently report hearing a chorus of screams blasting through the floor.

There have also been numerous reports from inside the chapel regarding a creature that resembles a hybrid of a human, frog, and a bulldog.

reports from inside the chapel

The castle caretakers often report a headless spirit that stumbles through the courtyard. This ghostly image staggers about with crimson blood gushing from the hole where it’s head should be!

Jaromir Simonek now owns the cursed location and he claims that he has personally witnessed paranormal activity within the building.

Apparently Simonek was holding a small party for his friends within the castle walls when his glass of wine began to levitate above the dinner table.

The terrified party members were glued to the spot as they watched the glass rise and then gently lower itself back down to the middle of the table.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Houska Castle bottomless pit, please leave them in the comment section below.

Images of Real Ghosts Caught on Camera

Throughout the construction of this site I have come across thousands of images of real ghosts caught on camera (as you can imagine!).

Now, in this day and age of Photoshop we all know that a large majority of these more modern examples are complete sh#t (sorry about the profanity but ‘it is what it is’ at the end of the day!).

Anyway, I’ve tried to showcase as many of the more famous or ‘mainstream’ examples – not all of you will agree with me but you’re free to express your opinions in the comment section below.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we will constantly be updating it with new examples we stumble across. We are looking to hit a 10,000 word count eventually…which will make it the largest page on this subject on the internet!


Real Ghost Images Caught on Camera

1) Praying Alone

I decided to include this photograph first as it was taken in the same year I was born – I also find it incredibly peaceful and moving for some reason…

Ghost With Praying Woman

Unfortunately I can only find a small amount of information on the picture itself, so if you have anything to add to it please contact us so we can include it in the article…

The picture was taken by a couple who visited the Worstead Church in Norfolk in 1975. The husband took a photograph of his wife praying silently in one of the old pews.

When they developed the photograph they realized that she was never really praying alone…


2) The Wedding Photographer

This picture was apparently taken by a wedding photographer who was testing out his equipment on farmland where an upcoming wedding event was taking place…

The Wedding Photographer

When he developed the shot he discovered the image of a young child staring right at him. He returned to the farm a few days later to carry out his job and asked the owner of the farm about what he had snapped in the photograph.

The farm owner was not at all surprised with the image and told the photographer that he often encountered the spirit of a young boy in a nightgown walking around his property!


3) The Shining

Those of you that are Stephen King fans will already be VERY familiar with the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. It’s the hotel that inspired the writer to pen The Shining.

The Shining

This photo was actually snapped in April of 2016 by a guest at the hotel – it’s taken inside the hotel’s grand lobby and stairwell.

Henry Yau took the photo and he claimed that nobody was around the stairwell at the time, he just wanted a picture of this famous lobby.

Paranormal researchers have been all over this picture and a larger majority of them think that there are two ghosts in the frame – a woman dressed in period black clothing and a small child to her left…


4) The Hanging Man

In the mid 1950’s the Cooper family were excited to move into their new property in Texas – they decided to preserve this monumental family moment with a photograph…

The Hanging Man

The joyous family portrait seemed to show up a lot more than one would expect…


5) Freddy Jackson

The image below was taken of Sir Victor Goddard’s squadron in the second World War. The photograph was snapped on the same day as the funeral of an air mechanic named Freddy Jackson.

Freddy Jackson

The zoomed-in section of the photograph shows Freddy peering over his good friend’s shoulder as his own funeral was taking place.

Maybe he just needed to let his squadron know that he was okay and he would always be with them in spirit?


6) The Amityville Boy

These days, the Amityville haunting tends to divide opinion due to all the hoax claims that have surfaced over the years…

The Amityville Boy

After Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family in the house on Ocean Ave. in 1974, Kathy and George Lutz snapped it up at a bargain basement price.

It wasn’t long before they reported green slime oozing from key holes and supernatural entities openly gazing at them from the house windows.

The paranormal activity became too much for the family who eventually fled the property…but they decided to let a handful of investigators into the abandoned house to see what they could find.

This photo of a ghostly image of a little boy was apparently taken by one of these investigators.


The St. Pierre Golf Club Lady in Grey

The St. Pierre Golf Club Lady in Grey

The St. Pierre Golf club in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, is yet another Welsh property that houses a lady ghost.

St. Pierre used to belong to Sir David ap Philips – a very strong supporting character of Henry IV and Henry V. Henry V actually paid a visit to Sir David and used the opportunity to stash some of his more valuable jewels in the tower of the actual building.

The jewels remained hidden at the location for many years until eventually they were handed over to Henry IV.

For some unknown reason, the son of Sir David ap Philips decided to change the family name to Lewis. The Lewis family then went on to own St. Pierre for several generations.

The Lady in Grey

A Lady in Grey haunts St. Pierre with her occasional presence. The apparition is described as a strange grey-colored shape that appears only for a few moments.

Her favorite place seems to be the doorway to a room known as ‘The Sturges’.

The female ghost is thought to be a former member of the Lewis family – legend has it that she still haunts the building due to a pair of suitors who once fought a duel over her hand.

This duel actually took place inside a room known as ‘Maes Fawr’ which now suffers from extreme poltergeist activity.

The lady ghost is known to be of a benevolent disposition – her first recorded sighting was from a female guest who stayed in the building near the end of the nineteenth century.

It was early in the morning when this female guest spotted the Grey Lady in a corridor and immediately thought she was a housekeeper for the location.

Later in the day she approached a member of staff to ask about the strange housekeeper she had met with. She was told that no housekeepers were designated to that part of the house on this particular day.

Fred Hando

A local Gwent house researcher named Fred Hando once stayed at St. Pierre and had an encounter with what he claimed was the Grey Lady.

He spent several nights in a small room in the top part of the building and it was here that he experienced the paranormal activity.

Chepstow Golf Course (St.Pierre)

When the room temperature dropped suddenly in the night Hando awoke to find a strange presence within the room.

He has been interviewed on the subject many times since and he believes the paranormal presence was somehow trying to leave the room in which he was staying in.

The Laughing Gardner

The Grey Lady seems to have a partner in crime in St. Pierre – although this character seems to have a much jollier personality.

He is thought to be the ghost of a former gardener who appears from time to time in the gateway to the main garden.

Nobody knows why, but this happy entity always seems to be laughing uncontrollably…giving him the name of ‘The Laughing Gardner’.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Lady in Grey of the St. Pierre Golf Club, please leave them in the comment section below.