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Locations of paranormal activity. These places are located all over the world and each one has a great tale to be told. This is also for locations of ghost tours.

 

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Real is a relative term here since some do not believe in these things, but this place is not to debate the reality of it; it is for marking the locations where supposed real ghost sightings or hauntings have or are currently taking place. These places usually have stories with them of the encounters. Some of the stories are beautiful and serene, while others are gruesome and scary. Each place has a story and some that have lasted for hundreds of years. Record these locations and the details of the stories.

An example of one story is of the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas. This is a small town in western Texas located in a beautiful region. People from all over the world once came to this hotel to reap the benefits of the healing and anti-aging power of the minerals in the ground water. The hotel was very elaborate and progressive for its day with a lower level mall, heated pool, large spa, and ball room on the top floor. It even has a secret stairwell for special guests to use so they would not be seen entering and leaving the hotel. Bonny and Clyde even stayed at this hotel. There was a penthouse suite for the owner that was extravagantly decorated. There is also a section of guest rooms that can be closed off from the rest of the hotel, and the secret stairs were used for those guests and employees serving them. During its operational time, there were several deaths such as an employee that fell down an elevator shaft (or maybe pushed), a mistress that was killed in her room, a wife who threw herself from the top floor balcony, and more. This hotel is abandoned now with most windows gone, the spa is crumbling, and the lower basement levels are flooded. Some ghost hunters have claimed this hotel to have the most activity of all other haunted locations. The hotel is loaded with cold spots, electro magnetic activity, electronic voice phenomena, orbs, and strange smells.
Do not enter the property of this hotel as it is very dangerous since it is decaying. Occasionally there is a tour group that will hold events in the hotel where you can tour the safer areas both during the day and at night.

This category may also consist of places which have been debunked; for example: there is a story of a railroad crossing in Pennsylvania where a school bus full of kids was hit by a train. Everyone in the bus was killed. People say that if you go to the crossing at night, park your car over the tracks, dust the exterior trunk surface with flour or dirt, put the transmission in neutral, and sit in the car waiting, that eventually the car will slowly move off of the tracks. When you get out of your car and look at the trunk, you will see several children's hand prints on the trunk as if the children were pushing your car out of harms way. It's a spooky story, but this story is also told in several other states at several other rail crossings (we do not recommend anyone to park their car over any railroad tracks).

This category is not for marking staged hauntings and ghosts (exe: Halloween haunted house businesses), or even amusement park haunted areas. The category "Haunted Attractions" is available for those locations.

This category is also not for places where a story was made up just to spook people or entice visitors. While it can be tough to determine what is "legitimate" and what is not, a little homework can sometimes help make this determination.

Resources:
Here are a few great resources:
The Shadow Lands
www.RealHaunts.com
Haunted Highways of America (A listing by states and some cities)
Winter Steel - search by state (You might have to click through a few pages to reach your state).
Unexplained-mysteries.com. You might find a few haunted stories here amongst other strange stories.

 

Instructions for Posting a Ghosts and Hauntings Waymark:

**(1) Use coordinates obtained from your GPS while you are at the location. Using coordinates from web-based maps can can be very inaccurate.
**(2) For the default photo, use a non-copyrighted photograph. We prefer this photo to not contain you or your GPS. A daylight photo is preferred (not required) so people can easily identify the area when trying to locate it. Night photos are bonuses, especially if they have strange objects in them.
**(3) If taking night photos, please use a monopod, tripod, or VR lenses to steady the image so clear photos can be posted.
**(4) Tell the haunting tale(s) behind this location. Be descriptive and describe it so people can form a detailed picture of the story. If it is to be scary, then scare us. Have fun with your description, but please stay accurate.
**(5) Also, at the end of your description, make an objective or factual synopsis of the story. If you know it has been debunked, please state when and how it was debunked.
**(6) Safety and security are paramount. Please stay away from encouraging anyone to enter the area if it is on private land or if it requires permission or special access. Describe the dangers so people know how important it is to not enter these kinds of unsafe or protected areas.
**(7) Do not post a waymark if the location is not accessible within a reasonable viewing distance. This is to help prevent encouraging people from entering areas where they are not allowed or are very difficult to access.
**(8) Please do not add extra visit requirements to your waymark other than what is already specified for this category.
**(9) Finally, please keep in mind when writing your description that these stories should be written in a manner for both adults and children.

If marking a real ghost tour, please include tour times and rates. Some tours are better suited for the category "Haunted Attractions".

 

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
  • Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. Photos you took of paranormal activity are great. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit
  • Tell your story if you saw, felt, or smelled anything unusual. Post pictures of what you saw.
  • Add any information you may have about the location. If your information is important about the location, please contact the waymark owner to see if it can be added to the description.
  • Be careful and do not enter areas which are off limits or look dangerous. No waymark is worth harm. Use your 6th sense, because sometimes there are unseen things which are telling you to stay out.
  • Use care when using your camera flash so you do not disrupt any possible nearby residents. Time lapse can be the best tool on your camera in many circumstances.

 

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe New Inn - Northgate Street, Gloucester, UK

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The Grade I listed New Inn, built in the mid 15th century, is located on the south east side of Northgate Street in Gloucester. There are several reports of ghostly goings-on.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/5/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsArguing Ghosts of Eastern Cemetery - Portland, ME

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The War of 1812 caused some strange and lingering aftermaths.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/7/2014

last visited: 3/14/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Viaduct Tavern - Newgate Street. London, UK

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The Viaduct Tavern stands on the north side of Newgate Street at the junction with Giltspur Street. It is close to the Old Bailey and Barts hospital. The ghost is in the pub's cellar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGolden Fleece - Pavement, York, UK

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The "Golden Fleece" is a public house on the south east side of Pavement in York. This incarnation of the pub has been here since c1840 but there are indications that a pub was here since c1503. The pub is reputed to be haunted!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCold Fire Haunting at Willicott's Lane - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Once part of a crowded slum, Willicott's Lane was the scene of two 19th Century fires. Many believe that a building is now haunted by cold fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

date approved: 2/3/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLangham Hotel Ghost, circa 1940s - Kaslo, British Columbia

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The Langham Culture Centre is located at the corner of 5th Street and A Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/2/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPharmacy at the Castle - Hrádek nad Nisou, okres Liberec, CZ

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Ghost in the building of Pharmacy at the Castle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/31/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsSpooner House Museum - Plymouth, MA

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The Spooner House Museum is located at 27 North Street, Plymouth, MA 02360-3309.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 1/27/2014

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Ghosts and HauntingsTreasurer's House - Minster Yard, York, UK

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The Treasurer's House has ghosts in the cellar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/17/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMasonic Temple -- Winnipeg MB

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Ghosts party at the old masonic Temple -- the CBC says so.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 1/16/2014

last visited: 8/3/2013

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Ghosts and HauntingsLincoln Hall - University of Nevada, Reno

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Located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Reno campus sits Lincoln Hall, an all-male residence hall, and has supposedly been haunted by the ghost of a former student who accidentally shot himself dead in this building in 1906.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Nevada

date approved: 1/15/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGreenwood Cemetery - Spokane, WA

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Greenwood Cemetery, on the western edge of the city of Spokane, is a very large old cemetery, the extension of which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm of landscape design.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/24/2013

last visited: 1/12/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsSolsche Gat - Drie, Netherlands

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In the woods between Putten, Garderen and Drie – is the Solse Gat, a big hole in the countrysite.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

location: Gelderland, Netherlands

date approved: 12/23/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPythian Castle - Springfield, MO

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Built in 1913 by the Knights of Pythias as a home for orphans and widows, later used by the U.S. Army for wounded soldiers and P.O.W., this building has been investigated several times as a haunted building and regular "ghost tours" are conducted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/17/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsOctagon House - Washington, D.C.

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Historic house which served as President Madison's home after the burning of the White House during the War of 1812. The house is considered to be one of the most haunted in Washington, D.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 12/4/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Eskridge Hotel Guests - Wynnewood, OK

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There have been numerous and varied encounters from the beyond at the Eskridge Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 10/24/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPeoria State Hospital/Bartonville State Hospital - Bartonville, IL

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This former insane asylum now being converted for other uses is a well known haunted place, with stories that include, "The Lady in White" and "Old Book/Graveyard Elm."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Illinois

date approved: 10/22/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsBolling Hall - Bradford, UK

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This Medieval Hall is one of the oldest houses in Bradford and has had reports of a number of ghost sightings, including one that saved the residents of the town from being slaughtered.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/16/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGenoa's Haunted Dake House

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The haunted Dake House, now the home of Antiques Plus, is located on Nevada Highway 206 (Main Street) at the southern edge of Genoa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Nevada

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHawk Mountain Ghost Lights, the Hollow

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Here on Pa. State Game Lands is where we chased a “Ghost Light” for several hours in 1969. There are reportedly many strange lights & luminous figures in this area. Our light was a greenish white & seemed to react to us.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mars888

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/5/2013

last visited: 11/7/2013

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Ghosts and HauntingsHawk Mountain Ghost Lights, The Tavern

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It is written that on his deathbed, the delirious tavern keeper Schambacher confessed to robbing and killing travelers, & burying them by his inn near the top of Hawk Mt. Rd. His wanderings are said to light this area. 1466 Hawk Mountain Rd 19529

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mars888

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/5/2013

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Ghosts and HauntingsHawk Mountain Ghost Lights, the Church

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A 300 foot walk up a steep grassy hillside with grand scenic views from easy parking will take you through one of the “most haunted” church yards in the world according to at least 2 books & many stories & web sites.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mars888

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/5/2013

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Ghosts and HauntingsGrace Dieu Priory - Thringstone, Leicestershire

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The Grace Dieu Priory was an independent Augustinian priory near Thringstone in Leicestershire, England. It was founded around 1235-1241 by Roesia de Verdon and dissolved in October in 1538. It was dedicated to the Holy Trinity and St Mary.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/2/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsWallace House - Somerville, NJ

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Besides being an important Revolutionary War site, this place is also reputed to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/20/2013

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Ghost Child of Wintergreen Gorge - Erie, Pa

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Beautiful overlook area of Wintergreen Gorge in Erie, Pa. Many rumors and tales about people witnessing a ghost boy and his dog walking the nearby trails.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beerbatterbilly

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/6/2013

last visited: 3/30/2014

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