On Brooklyn’s east side one night in 1894, five young women were making their way home through the curling fog. They decided to take a short cut near Knickerbocker Avenue and cut through a deserted lot.
They were about halfway across the lot when they noticed a strange white floating light directly ahead of them that seemed to be made up of the surrounding fog.
Without warning a piercing wail cut through the night, sending a bolt of fear down each of their spines.
The five women were rooted to the spot in fear as the white light drew closer and closer…until they could make out the ghostly image of a sunken-faced woman, covered in a white clothing, wading through the dark night’s fog towards them!
The group of young women had seen enough – they bolted in the opposite direction and managed to make it home safely.
The women spent the next hour explaining to their older brothers what they had just seen. The group of brothers decided to head to the abandoned lot and confront this female entity.
They arrived at the lot and decided to stand back-to-back in a circle, revolvers drawn and ready for action.
Suddenly they saw the female apparition rise slowly from the ground with it’s arms outstretched towards them. Their bravado was soon lost – they bolted exactly like their younger sisters had!
When they arrived home they spent the remainder of the night telling neighbors what they had witnessed and advising them to keep their windows and doors locked.
The Following Night…
The following night, as the story unfolded across Brooklyn, a large posse of concerned residents got together opposite the lot where the ghostly incident had taken place.
They stayed there until the early hours of the morning but dispersed just before dawn – had this group of brothers fooled them into thinking there was an entity in Brooklyn?
A local man named Peter Woelfel decided to take matters into his own hands the following night and set out to rubbish the claims put forward by the brothers.
At 1 A.M. Peter was spotted stumbling back into his home…as white as a ghost. He didn’t say a word but the locals could see he was clearly traumatized by something.
The next morning Peter felt up to being able to recount what had happened to him the night before. He approached a local gathering and told them his story…
He was apparently crossing the same abandoned lot when the ghostly female entity shot straight out of the ground. He was frozen with fear and claimed “She performed the serpentine dance while I remained rooted to the ground.”
At the end of this dance she gave out a loud wail and suddenly he was able to move his legs again.
He ran home as fast as he could, nearly collapsing at his front door.
More and more people started to take to the streets in search of this ghost Peter had encountered the night before. They were all armed – so the police decided to get involved as quickly as possible.
Within 24 hours a reporter from the New York Times turned up but he was told by a policeman named Holliday that the local whiskey was to blame.
Apparently the whiskey was so poor in the area it often caused the locals to see things that weren’t really there – in some cases robbing their own homes in a state of confusion!
The ghostly woman failed to appear that night and the large crowd had finally began to fizzle down after a few days of panic.
The reporter returned to his head office and wrote a short article on the incident – the wailing entity was never seen or heard again.
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…
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…
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
Most of us have had that eerie yet comfortable feeling in life – the moment where we feel someone must be watching over us.
Maybe it’s a close shave with tragedy?
Maybe it’s a welcome stroke of luck?
Maybe it’s just a feeling that we are not alone?
Although the whole concept of a guardian angel watching over us has an extremely personal feel to it, for many of us, it’s actually a universal notion. In fact it’s been around for centuries – appearing in the most prominent religions known to man.
But guardian angels tend to bring more questions than answers with them – how much control do they have over our lives? Are they lost loved ones returning to protect us? Is there a way we can contact them? Are guardian angels real?
What Are Guardian Angels?
So what kind of divine assignments do these hardworking spiritual beings fulfill? What are guardian angels and why have they been put in place to protect us?
Guardian angels are charged by god to watch over specific people during their entire lifespan on Earth.
Ancient Greek philosophy, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all believe that these spiritual entities are charged with a lifetime care of humans.
They are protectors, they pray for us and they guide us.
True Stories About Guardian Angels
This website is not here to tell you one thing is right or another is wrong – it’s not the reason behind why we set it up.
We simply want to give a voice to the opinions that are normally scoffed at in modern society.
Do I believe in the subjects myself and my writers publish to this site?
Well I’ll leave that one up to you…but writing about subjects you have no real interest in is not the way I want to spend my life…
Anyway, the results of a Baylor University survey carried out in 2008 revealed that fifty-five percent of those surveyed expressed some sort of belief in guardian angels.
In fact, they are one of the most widely believed paranormal phenomenons of the western world. Reading the stories below about real life encounters with guardian angels, it’s very easy to see why so many people believe in them…
A unnamed care worker was working one weekend evening in a ‘not-so-great part of town’ visiting a patient. Once she had finished the session she remembered she hadn’t called her young son’s babysitter regarding the upcoming week’s schedule.
There was no answer on her cell phone so the mother simply left a message on her voicemail with a request to call her back. She placed her own cell phone on the passenger seat of her car and drove off into the night to pick up her son from his father’s house.
When she finally arrived home her phone rang and her babysitter was on the other end of the line – she immediately started teasing the care worker about a ‘new man in her life’.
The care worker had no idea what she was talking about and the babysitter informed her that she had phoned her back minutes after she had missed the original call.
“Who answered your phone?” she asked.
The babysitter knew she had the right number because she used the call-back feature – a man picked up and answered…
She had hesitatingly asked if the care worker was there and the man had replied “She can’t come to the phone right now.”
He had a a warm, pleasant voice and he informed the babysitter that now was not a good time to talk to her employer. He told her to call back a little later and she hung up…thoroughly confused!
Who intercepted that call on the care worker’s phone? And why?
Nobody had been in the car with her and the phone had not rang her end.
Would she have been in danger if she’d been distracted by answering her phone? Did her guardian angel step in save her from certain danger?
This report comes from the viewpoint of a lady back in 1979 as she was driving along Alameda and Firestone in the City of South Gate, California.
As she was driving along with her two kids in the car (aged 3 and 6) the headlights suddenly failed and sparks started flying out of the muffler area of her vehicle.
She attempted to make an emergency U turn on the Firestone even after she noticed the signs reading “No Stopping Or Parking At Any Time”.
She noticed that about a half a mile back, the light signal was on red but she figured she still had enough to get the scared kids out of the parked car and line the family up along the side of the fence on the road…she was wrong!
She managed to get the kids lined up tightly against the fence but as she got out of the car herself a large brown van hit her.
As she was hit she heard a strange swishing sound above her head that seemed to block out all other noises. She suddenly looked up and realized that she was okay – not a scratch on her!
The brown van pulled up in front of her car and the driver got out – considerably shaken.
He had seen the whole thing and had no idea how his van had managed to travel straight through this lady without harming her?
To this day, the lady swears that the sound she heard was that of her guardian covering her with his wings as the van passed right through her…
The following report comes from a girl named Laura from Pictou County in Nova Scotia, Canada.
At the time of the incident Laura was 18 years of age and happily celebrating the upcoming graduation with her friends Sara and Jess.
It was kind of like a tradition in their area – every grad class would get up early one morning, all meet, and go to their teachers’ houses, where they would cook and eat breakfast!
Sara and Jess turned up about 6 in the morning to pick Laura up and they started the journey in the cold snow to meet their classmates.
They realized they would probably be a bit early so Sara suggested they visit her brother’s grave first (who had tragically died about a year before).
They drove to the nearby cemetery and parked on a steep hill – Sara’s brother was buried nearby. She got out of the car alone and went and spent 5 minutes by her brother’s grave.
Sara returned to the car and thanked Laura and Jess for going to the cemetery with her. She started up the car only to find that the wheels were stuck in the snow they had parked in.
The three girls tried for what seemed like an eternity to move the car but it was well and truly stuck in a rut. The nearest house was miles from the cemetery and it was early in the morning – there was nobody to help them.
The girls were in a bit of a panic. Sara turned towards where her brother was buried and cried “Ricky, please help us!”
Almost immediately, a man with shoulder-length blond hair and crystal-blue eyes was standing next to the car. The girls told the man that they were stuck and the car wouldn’t move and he simply replied “I know”.
Suddenly the blond man got in the car and reversed it out from it’s stuck position. The wheels did not spin and the car seemed to glide effortlessly onto the nearby pavement.
Sara enthusiastically said thank you. All he said was, “You asked for help, so I came.” And that was it.
The three girls got back into the car and just sat there for a moment, not saying a word. When they turned around the man had vanished.
They got back out of the car to see where he had gone and noticed that there were no footprints leading up to or away from the car other than Sara’s.
They drove back down the hill suspecting that it must of been the direction the man traveled in but again, no footprints.
Do Guardian Angels Exist?
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The world has always wondered about the existence of beings from other planets or other dimensions. This nagging question about aliens visiting our planet in secret or UFOs being spotted all over our airspace continues to pile with no clear answers anywhere in sight.
It seems like the more we dig about it, the more confusing it gets. While many inquisitive minds run after the truth, countless of government and affiliated private agencies work tirelessly to conceal the truth.
So what happened in Roswell back in the stormy night of July 4th, 1947?
Will we ever get the truth about the Area 51 Roswell incident?
Why do world governments spend so much time and state resources trying so hard to hide the truth from us?
Is it to protect us?
Is it for their own selfish benefits?
No one knows yet…but the Roswell incident is only one of the many UFO stories that the US government has never really succeeded in sweeping under the carpet.
There were just too many witnesses to control or muffle without directly breaking the law…
New Mexico Wakes Up to New Neighbors From The Sky
The first people to visit the Roswell UFO crash site were a rancher called Mack Brazel and a young boy belonging to the Proctor family.
The two were in the fields checking up on sheep after a stormy night to ensure that the sheep were okay.
Factual historic accounts say that once Mack and the boy got to the field, they came across debris from an unknown craft that had crashed in the open fields that previous night.
According to Mack, the thing was like nothing he’d seen before; a shiny but extremely light metallic foil like material that could not be broken or remain bent or even show signs of creasing no matter how much Mack folded it.
He decided to carry some of the debris home and immediately shared his discovery with the Proctors.
Soon after inspecting the pieces from the strange craft, the Proctors were convinced that Mack had found a UFO (alien spacecraft) since there were numerous cases/rumors of UFO sightings in the Roswell area for some time.
They then asked him to report the matter to the county sheriff in Chaves, George Wilcox which he did two days later.
Wilcox then called Maj. Jesse Marcel, an intelligence officer in the 509th Bomb Group who was stationed at RAAF (Roswell Army Air Field – now known as the Walker Air Force Base) at the time to discuss this mysterious phenomenon with him and that’s when everything started growing dark and confusing.
That was the beginning of the gradual cover up by the government.
Two well-known UFO researchers, Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt reported that their research had shown a possibility that military radar had picked up this unidentified flying object before it went down.
These two UFO enthusiasts wrote in their book titled A History of UFO Crashes that two more eyewitnesses, William Woody and his dad had seen the strange craft as it crashed some 40 miles northwest of Roswell.
In the book, Woody is quoted talking of a dazzling object plummeting to the ground as he and his dad watched.
Randle and Schmitt continued to point out that the crash site was totally closed to the public for a couple of days as the military worked quickly to clear the wreckage.
Nobody was allowed to go near the crash site during this time… and that can be confirmed by Woody’s recorded claim that the military personnel present at the site barred him and his dad from gaining access to the area when they both went out looking for the strange object from the night before.
So what solid evidence supports the validity of the Roswell incident?
The Unearthly Debris
This is the first piece of evidence that aliens live secretly among us and that one of the ships went down in Roswell that fateful night of 4th July, 1947 despite efforts from the government to keep this story under tight wraps.
After the heads up from Wilcox, Marcel was ordered by Col. William Blanchard, the commanding officer of the 509th to go investigate the crash site together with Capt. Sheridan Cavitt (a senior CIC –Counter Intelligence Corps – agent) and Brazel.
The first stop for these three was Brazel’s home where Marcel inspected one of the large pieces of debris that Brazel had dragged home.
When they got to the field the next morning on the Monday of 7th July 1947, Marcel noted that the debris covered an area approximately three-quarters of a mile and a couple of hundred feet wide.
Marcel later said that the debris was strewn all over the place and it looked like the spacecraft had exploded in the air before crashing down to the ground.
Marcel who had even been to the White Sands Testing Grounds and a witness to numerous secret government projects is quoted saying, “I have seen rockets, both experimental and weather balloons, but I have never seen anything like this!”
He was referring the small pieces of indestructible tinfoil debris and some structures that resembled I-beams that he could neither break nor bend despite their startling weightlessness.
He also noticed strange markings on the I-beams that he could not comprehend. Marcel’s story was confirmed by Dr. John Watkins who interviewed a hypnotized Marcel in May, 1990.
Blanchard is also on record saying that the materials recovered from the Roswell crash site was not something he’d ever seen or heard of before.
The Case of Mysterious Bodies
This is where a bit of confusion and a big blur come into the story. None of the previous witnesses ever talked of encountering any bodies.
In fact, there were no mentions of any bodies on the crash site until an incident with a young mortician, Glenn Dennis, from Ballard Funeral Home, made one curious call from the morgue at the army base making a very unusual request; to be supplied with air-tight coffins.
One strange thing that happened to Dennis during this time was being kicked out of the army base hospital after he went there for a friendly visit with one of the nurses.
He also chanced to see pieces of the spacecraft’s wreckage which had more strange markings peeking from the back of one laden military ambulance.
When Dennis met the nurse the following day, she drew him pictures of the creatures she’d seen and that was the last time Dennis saw her.
Rumors say that she was transferred to England but who knows…?
Her whereabouts have remained a mystery since then!
The Press Release
Blanchard was really throwing a lot of orders around and one Walter Haut would soon find himself at the receiving end of one.
Being RAAF’s public information officer, he was ordered by Blanchard to write a press release on the discovery of the UFO.
Blanchard was in a hurry to get credit for the UFO’s discovery and he forgot to ask his superiors, a decision that came back to haunt him a few days later.
The finished press release had been given to 2 radio stations and the two local newspapers in Roswell.
The heading read: “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region”.
This was the beginning of the government cover up.
The Government Gets Involved Through the Army HQ
When Blanchard sent Marcel to Carswell Air Force Base (formerly Fort Worth Army Air Field), to report to a Brig. Gen. Roger M. Ramey (8th Air Force commanding officer), he carried a piece of debris from the crash site to show to Ramey.
This is where the strange became stranger…upon his request to be shown the exact crash site on the map, Ramey and Marcel stepped out of his office to the map room so that Marcel could show him where the aliens had crashed.
When they returned to Ramey’s office, the piece of UFO material brought by Marcel was gone and in its place was a weather balloon!
And thus the cover story began.
The press release was quickly cancelled and Haut was sent to retrieve the copies he’d given to the newspapers and the radio stations and instead give them this new story about the debris being out of a weather balloon, and not from a UFO as earlier reported.
A cleanup crew was then dispatched to the site and just like that, all evidence was gone!
Broadcasters Walt Whitmore and Judd Roberts who hoped to see the debris before it was moved by the military were sternly turned away.
Everything was collected in crates and stored at the army base hangar for a while before making a total vanishing act…forever!
Even Mack Brazel was seen by Whitmore as he was escorted to the Roswell Daily Record offices to recant his story.
The debris from the UFO suddenly turned into a weather balloon and that was that…the newspapers had to go with this new story.
And that’s how the Area 51 Roswell incident went under.
So what do you think of this Roswell affair? Was it true that a UFO crashed on earth? Does the US government still have the preserved bodies of the recovered aliens?
Let us know what you think of this story at the comment section below. Help us bring out the truth.
Back in December of 2005, in South Shields, England, a happy couple and their son were preparing for the Christmas holidays when some very strange disturbances began to happen in their home.
The couple decided not to include their family names in their report to protect their son (naturally), so for the sake of this article we will call them mum, dad and the son.
Lets take a closer look at the South Shields poltergeist…
The paranormal incidents started off very slowly – simple tapping within the walls and doors opening and closing by themselves.
Suddenly the activity began to snowball – tables and chairs would stack themselves into towers in different rooms and huge and heavy chests of draws would scrape across their living room floor.
At the time, the family reported that they never actually saw any of the furniture move by itself – but they could hear it happening.
By the time they got to the room involved the furniture had already made it’s new destination.
At this point both mum and dad realized that something supernatural was taking place in their house – even though they had not yet managed to spot any paranormal presence.
Next came the rather creepy toy incidents – it seems as though the son’s toy box got targeted by some sort of paranormal entity. Various toys would dance around the room and even turn themselves on.
Mum actually woke up one night when she felt a sharp pain against the side of her head. When she got up to investigate she found her son’s toy dog lying right next to her.
She was obviously scared – so she woke up her husband who sleepily laughed it off as nothing more than a weird dream she had experienced.
Within seconds another of her son’s toys flew across the room smacking her directly on the same side of her head. Both mum and dad were awake – and this was the first time they had actually seen the poltergeist activity in action.
But the entity had not finished with them on this night – it began throwing toy after toy at the couple who sat petrified in their bed.
They pulled the sheets up above their heads to act as a sort of shield against the flying objects – but something invisible inside the room was pulling the sheets right back down!
Suddenly dad screamed in complete agony and the barrage of flying objects stopped…
Mum turned to dad to find out what had made him scream in that manner and discovered 13 animal-like scratch marks across his back.
From this point onward the entity in the house seemed to target the son’s toys and use them to frighten the occupants.
Both mum and dad would frequently hear certain toys creating some sort of distant moan – it’s as if the poltergeist wanted the family to believe that the toys were alive in some way.
These freaky toy incidents were soon followed by horrible text messages on their phones informing them that they were ‘going to die today!’.
On closer inspection the couple realized that these messages were somehow being sent from their own home landline.
Mike Hollowell and Darren Ritson
The couple went down many paranormal investigative roots before ending up on the phone to Mike Hollowell and Darren Ritson – they agreed to look into their case.
At first, The paranormal investigators were more than a little skeptical but that didn’t last for long – they eventually witnessed all the activity the family members had described to them!
The longer Mike and Darren investigated the more intense the haunting got. Kitchen knives would be thrown at the two men and the toys would seem to direct angry voices right at them.
Mike and Darren eventually managed to come face to face with the entity that was terrorizing this innocent family.
They claim that:
“The entity walked slowly from the bathroom, across the landing into the bedroom. As it passed the door to (the son’s) room, it paused and stared at me. Its face, devoid of all features such as eyes, nose or mouth, was cold and menacing. It felt like it was burrowing into my soul. It was large – maybe two meters in height – and midnight black. It was a three-dimensional silhouette that just radiated sheer evil”
They eventually concluded that this entity had a problem with the father of the family – he seemed to be the only one that was targeted by these strange scratching frenzies.
Without warning – the poltergeist activity stopped during the final stages of Mike and Darren’s investigation.
If you have any thoughts or opinions on the South Shields poltergeist please leave them in the comment section below.
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.
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.
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.
What are we looking at when we see a ghost? We often ask this question in regard to the spiritual nature of the manifestation before us.
What heavenly apparition or lost soul is making itself known to us?
The other side of this question is much more scientific, much more physical.
What material and physical matter are we looking at that is causing these shapes and movement?
Put more simply, what are ghosts made of?
There are many theories on the physical matter of ghosts, but there is some weight behind the idea of plasma…
There has been plenty of debate on the topic of ghosts and the scientific reasons for their activity. Then there are the tales of popular culture that get thrown into the mix.
There is a big difference between the green, slimy masses that can be physically handled by Ghostbusters and cartoon characters and the physical entities that we come across in real life.
The problem is that nobody is quite sure what they really are made of.
One of the words that commonly comes up is plasma. This is an important term because it is probably largely responsible for the lore of movies, yet is still the most probable suggestion.
It all comes down to what our interpretation of plasma is. When we think of plasma we think of blood plasma and ectoplasm; plasma is where ectoplasm came from.
In the movies, this meant a thick substance produced by ghosts in order to interact with the real world. This was a neat trick for visual storytelling, but this is not the reality of ghost encounters.
The other definition of plasma is a fourth state of matter that is neither a solid, liquid or gas. It is essentially an ionized gas, unlike the gases we are familiar with, with highly energized electrons that have separated from their nuclei.
We see this phenomenon when looking at neon lights and it is believed that this form of matter is what creates the energized glowing entities that we see as ghosts.
Our ongoing lack of understanding could simply be down to the fact that this particular form of plasma is separate from that of neon gas.
There could be physical and chemical interactions taking place within these spectral projections that are yet to be fully understood.
Energy and electricity are the key here, which is what makes this subject so complex…
Plasma, of one kind or another, seems like the most logical solution here because of that idea of a highly energized being.
We know for certain that energy is a major factor in the appearance and characteristics of ghosts.
The glowing, energy-emitting entities that we see are proof that energy is at work in some form. The best way of detecting the presence of ghosts is through an EMF meter.
Their readings and electrical charges are so strong that they are easily detected and can disrupt electrical equipment. This works with this idea of plasma because of that highly-energized, ionized gas.
Plasma has the ability to conduct electricity, generate electromagnetic fields and emit light.
Ghosts and other related manifestations are known to do the same. There is a glow to them.
It was once theorized that ghosts were simply light sources of photon element, but this did not explain the ability to pass through solid objects.
In order to do this, these ghosts had to be made of something smaller than an atom. There was also the theory of the “ghost particle” that is the neutrino – something small enough to meet this criteria.
The problem here was that neutrinos don’t carry an electrical charge.
So What Are Ghosts Made of?
The one thing that researchers can be sure about is that ghosts are made up of some form of strong energy source.
It now seems that theories about photon light were a long way off the mark.
At the time, they were the most logical explanation for light generation in an unknown entity, but it seems that we were not looking far enough.
The poorly-understood world of plasma surely holds the key to finally answering the question of what ghosts are really made of.
Further research into the properties of plasma and the potential for different forms could help us to sole this puzzle.
If you’re looking for a juicy and genuine ghost story, then the countryside of Sudbury, Massachusetts is where you should be headed next; 72 Wayside Inn Road to be more precise…because that is where you’ll find the legend of the Longfellow Wayside Inn ghost.
The Longfellow’s Wayside Inn which is currently owned and managed by the Ford Foundation Trust wasn’t always known by that name.
In fact, the first structure was built over three decades ago by David Howe in 1707. It was a 2 roomed house with an upstairs bedroom constructed on an ancient Indian settlement for his wife and their first of 7 children.
The Howe’s were well-known inn keepers but it wasn’t until 9 years later in 1716 that David was licensed to run an inn in the premises.
It operated under the name Howe’s Inn when it opened its doors to the public as an entertainment spot. From there the family business was handed down through 4 generations until sometime in 1830 when the last of the Howe’s by the name of Lyman inherited the inn but sadly died without an heir to take up on the business.
Although the Ford Trust has carried out a few renovations on the property, careful consideration was made to preserve much of the original style and decorum. The inn currently doubles up as a museum.
However, maybe it’s important to note here that the original Howe’s Inn had undergone at least seven additions throughout the 4 generations it was passed down to family members.
By the time Lyman was the boss, the simple house had transformed to full tavern and inn with more additional rooms and a downstairs bar plus the parlor that was formerly an added 2-story family quarters.
Short Chronological History
1707 – David Howe builds the original home for his young family
1716 – The Howe’s are allowed to run a public entertainment house under the name Howe’s Inn
Late 1740’s – David’s son, Colonel Ezekiel takes over the business and renames it to “the Red Horse”. He carries out his own renovations adding more rooms which include a ballroom that also acted as the reception. Colonel Ezekiel also used the inn as a meeting for the militia during the Civil War.
1793 – Ezekiel’s son Adam takes over control and builds more additional rooms and a kitchen.
1830 – Adam passes ownership to Lyman his son who ended the Howe’s reign by dying single without a child. However, one of the most notable events during Lyman’s tenure as the boss has to be the time when a writer by the name of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stayed at the inn in 1862 to get over the death of his wife as well as the writer’s block he was experiencing. Henry was successful with the book titled Tales of a Wayside Innwhich he completed a year later in 1863.
1897 – A wealthy merchant named Edward Lemon buys the unused property from the Howe’s and renames it from the Red Horse to its current name, The Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. Edward also remodels the place to include an art gallery where most of his prized art collections were displayed.
1923 – Edward’s wife Cora sells the building to Henry Ford after Edward dies. It is Henry Ford who renovates the inn to what it is today.
1923 to date – the inn/museum is still under the Ford Trust.
So, where did the haunting and ghost stories begin?
The Unknown Jerusha Howe Becomes Famous in the Afterlife
Nobody knows for sure when Jerusha lived at the family property, but one thing is now very clear, she has never left!
As a matter of fact, witnesses and members of the “Secret Drawer Society” have drafted small notes recording their ordeals and encounters with Jerusha’s ghost and stuck them in drawers or other crevices all over the inn since the early 1900’s.
But why is Jerusha’s ghost still at the inn?
Well, historical accounts say that Jerusha was once in love with a Brit who promised to marry her upon his return to the US after a short trip back home in Britain.
Again, nobody knows what happened to the poor chap but he never showed up…but Jerusha was ready to wait.
And wait she did, she kept attending to her chores and playing her music from the piano for years until she also died single and miserable in her old age.
Some people speculate that the guy was a Casanova and that he had a family in Britain – that’s why he never came back.
Anyway, a few centuries later, and Jerusha still hangs on to the idea of love finding her at the inn even after death.
Visitors at the inn speak of an unseen presence that wears a citrus-scented perfume and also enjoys caressing men fondly.
Some men have claimed that she joined them in bed while some report receiving warm hugs or seeing strange lights.
All this happens in two rooms on the second floor; No. 9 and No.4, where her former living quarters are rumored to have been located.
Jerusha’s ghost can also be heard walking up and down the twisting stairway leading to the upper rooms.
More witness accounts have reported hearing music coming from the empty building after everyone has left. Apparently the Copenhagen Waltz is her favorite tune.
Is There Any Solid Proof of this Haunting?
The only evidence confirming the haunting is from the countless notes stashed all over the inn by eye witnesses.
Victoria Shearer (writer/artist) is one of the known witnesses to ever experience Jerusha’s presence. She was treated to some amazing ghost light show while staying in room 4 at the inn.
So, is the Longfellow Wayside Inn ghost story real?
Well, you can make your way to Sudbury, Massachusetts and find out…the numerous ghost notes scattered within the inn’s walls are a good way to start your investigations.
Remember, mysteries are only solved as you move from the known, to the unknown.
FYI: There are claims of two more unknown apparitions currently residing in the inn with Jerusha but that has not been conclusively ascertained.
What do you think?
Do you have any proof of the existence of the other two ghostly residents at the Longfellow’s Wayside Inn?
Bodie is situated close to the Nevada – California border and in it’s heyday it was home to over 10,000 people (around the late 1870’s mark).
The area was discovered to be of value back in 1849 when a prospector, W.S. Bodie, and his partner, Black Turner discovered large gold deposits in the hills.
By the 1870’s New York and San Francisco decided to hit the scene and pumped large amounts of money into the town improving the mines’ harvest of gold.
In this article we will be taking a look at the Bodie Ghosts that now inhabit this deserted ghost town…
The Bodie Bulge
So, in the early 1870’s the town of Bodie bloomed due to the input of money linked to the mining industry. The booming economy revolved around thirty gold mines in the hills above the town.
Bodie’s booming economy led to many ‘perks’ popping up in the area making it a more attractive proposition to miners.
A Wells Fargo Bank, various fire companies, breweries, unions, a railroad network, a Longfellow’s Lodge…the list goes on and on…
Unfortunately the majority of this thriving area was taken over by rather undesirable characters and the underbelly of the town soon become rotten to the core.
Many of the miners became rich overnight and decided to use their wealth on prostitutes, alcohol and gambling binges.
The remote location of the town also meant that it attracted seedy characters who were on the run from the law.
These desperate, violent characters brought a terrible gun fighting culture along with them causing the town’s Methodist minister, Reverend F.M. Warrington, to label Bodie as “a sea of sin, lashed by the tempests of lust and passion.”
As the mines dried out and the violence grew, the population of Bodie slowly diminished and the town became nothing more than a tourist attraction by the early 1900’s.
Unfortunately the tourist side of it’s economy took a big hit in 1932 when a devastating fire destroyed 95 percent of the buildings.
It was caused by an insolent child playing with matches after an argument with his parents.
The Bodie Ghosts
Due to the violent nature of the town, there are at least twelve spirits known to be in residence there.
The most famous of these manifestations is a character named Ed who was murdered in the nearby creek.
Now, Ed was not what you’d call a ‘nice fella’ and one night a drunken rage led him to shoot his native Indian wife. One of the gunshots actually managed to completely remove one of her breasts and she died later that night in hospital.
Three rather violent Bodie characters heard about Ed’s actions and decided to take the law into their own hands. They dragged him down to the local creek and drowned him.
After Ed’s spirit appeared months later to each of the three men; shaking his fist at them, each of the three killers died untimely and strange deaths.
The first killer met his end through a simple gash to the head, the second was taken out by a atrocious hemorrhage that caused his head to over-expand and the third disappeared into thin air down a local ravine!
Bodie is also rumored to carry a curse with it’s resident spirits who feel it is their duty to keep the ghost town in order.
Apparently you are advised against taking ANY sort of souvenir from the area as the spirits will be tempted to release the curse on you.
People who take these souvenirs are fated to experience bad luck and misfortune, until they send everything they have stolen back to the rangers at Bodie.
Even now, rangers still receive letters with local objects that have been sent back, explaining how the curse had come true and apologising for their actions.
The upscale Bed and Breakfast that seems to be a popular San Francisco spot for weddings has passed through many hands oven the years.
But did the previous occupants really leave the pink-colored crown jewel of Victorian architecture?
Is the Queen Anne Hotel haunted?
The Queen Anne Hotel History
The elegant building was constructed by Senator James G. Fair in 1889. Fair had made a lot of money through his silver mines in the Comstock Lode, located in Nevada.
He decided to put some of this money into a elegant boarding/finishing school in his hometown of San Francisco.
The school became known as the Mary Lake School For Girls and it first opened it’s doors to the public in 1890.
The main reasoning behind this boarding school was not only a monetary one – he also built it so his daughters Virginia and Tessie would have a good education when they arrived at San Francisco.
Over the years Fair had managed to create a strained relationship with his daughters due to his success and the work he carried out – he wanted to change this and become much closer to them.
Senator James G. Fair was known as a bit of a ladies man, and his favorite conquest was a lady named Mary Lake.
He employed her as Head Mistress of the school and she took responsibility for the women from upper-class society that attended the school.
She absolutely loved the job and loved her close relationship with the young ladies there – she was absolutely broken when the school closed down in 1896.
Feeling she had nothing left for her in the area, Mary disappeared from the city one night and was never seen or heard of again.
Due to financial difficulties, the building was sold on a few years before the destructive earthquake of 1906. Somehow it managed to avoid any sort of damage from this tragedy.
It went through numerous owners over the next several decades before it was finally converted into The Queen Anne B & B Hotel in 1980.
But this much-needed renovation work seems to have disturbed a past occupant…
The Haunted Queen Anne Hotel
When old buildings are renovated, the spirits get upset – often the spirits who reside there make their presence known to the living.
However, the main spirit who occupies this hotel seems to be overjoyed that the building has so many occupants again.
Many psychics who have visited the hotel claim to have come face to face with Mary Lake. They reassure the owners that the spirit is not in any way hostile, but relieved to have a post there once again!
Mary Lake dedicates herself to making sure that her guests are comfortable and frequently unpacks suitcases and even hangs up the clothing contained inside.
Objects that guests drop are consistently returned to their starting place before anyone has a chance to bend down and pick them up.
Many witnesses have woken in the dead of night to feel their bed-covers tightening around their neck. They claim this is not a hostile move, it feels more like they are being gently tucked in against the cold.
Most of the visual manifestations of Mary have taken place in room 410 on the fourth floor of the building.
This room apparently used to be her Head Mistress Office but now it is converted into a very high-end suite within the hotel.
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