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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 HauntingsUSS Midway - San Diego, CA

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One of San Diego's most visited landmarks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsRed Lion Pub, Avebury, Wiltshire, England

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This pub is a well-known haunted location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 12/15/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted It's A Small World - Anaheim, CA

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It's A Small World is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/3/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted Monorail - Anaheim, CA

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A ghost is seen by cast members late at night on the track of the monorail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: 12/12/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted Matterhorn - Anaheim, CA

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The Matterhorn at Disneyland is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsPirates of the Caribbean - Anaheim, CA

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Pirates of the Caribbean is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsDisney Dream Suite - Anaheim, CA

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THE Disney Dream Suite is said to have ghosts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/19/2014

last visited: 12/12/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsRoberson Mansion - Binghamton, NY

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Friendly ghost of Alonzo Roberson in the mansion

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/13/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMark Nesbit's The Original Ghosts of Gettysburg - Gettysburg, PA

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The web site claims that Mark Nesbit was the first to give ghost tours in Gettsyburg - they continue today with a staff of tour guides.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/6/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted House - Skrinjari, Croatia

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A house that is known as one of the most haunted places in Croatia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCEdo

location: Croatia

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsKennington Underground Station - Park Road, London, UK

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Kennington is a tube station on the London Underground system. It can act as a terminus for trains and they are turned around by proceeding through the Kennington Loop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/17/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsBrethren House, Moravian College, South Campus - Bethlehem, PA

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Several types of hauntings have been reported within the Brethren House of Moravian College, including apparitions of Revolutionary War soldiers and a nurse, as well as doors opening and closing on their own.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/1/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsDuff Green Mansion - Vicksburg MS

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A former family home turned field hospital during the Civil War, the Duff Green mansion is a hub of paranormal activity

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Mississippi

date approved: 9/29/2014

last visited: 10/1/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsGhosts of Edinburgh Castle - Scotland, UK

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Edinburgh castle is haunted by a vengeful prisoner, a headless drummer, a phantom piper, a spectral lady and a ghostly dog.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/21/2014

last visited: 11/16/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsEdith Wharton's The Mount - Lenox, MA

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The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton from 1902 to 1911 is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, MA. Evening ghost tours are regularly scheduled at The Mount. N 42° 19.859 W 073° 16.911

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsOld Men's Provincial Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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The Old Men's Provincial Cemetery was opened in Kamloops in 1896 for the burial of the first resident of the Provincial Home for Old Men to pass away. The home itself was opened in 1894.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPioneer Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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Pioneer Cemetery was the first cemetery in Kamloops, with the final burial taking place in 1901. Falling into disuse, it was finally taken over by the city and restored in 1962. There were approximately 250 burials in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Punch Bowl - Stonegate, York, UK

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The Punch Bowl public house, like several other pubs in York, is said to be haunted by three ghosts depending which tale you read. The pub has been around since 1675.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Black Swan - Peasholme Green, York, UK

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The Black Swan is a 15th century building that started life as a home and leter becake a pub. The pub is reported to have a number of ghosts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/10/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsBaillie House - Merritt, BC

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On October 27, 2011 the Merritt Herald ran an article on the Baillie House, a purportedly haunted heritage building in downtown Merritt, also part of the Merritt Visitor Centre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/9/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsTowne Cinema - Vernon, BC

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This old Art Deco Theatre was built in 1928 as a live theatre venue and dance hall. In 1938 it was converted to a movie theatre. For years employees have told stories of their strange experiences in the theatre, after the moviegoers have gone home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsUnder and Around the Calvin Coolidge (Route 9) Bridge - Northampton, MA

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A colonial boy offers to ferry people across the Connecticut River at the present day Calvin Coolidge Memorial Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCrumplehorn Inn - Ghost - Polperro, Cornwall, UK.

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The Crumplehorn a 14th Century Mill & Inn said to be Haunted. Located in the quaint and historic village of Polperro. A picturesque Cornish fishing village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/14/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMark Twain House - Hartford, CT

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The Mark Twain House and Museum is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/11/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsRed Garter - Ghost - Williams, Arizona, USA

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The Red Garter Bakery & Inn - Celebrates more than 110 years of personal service The Red Garter has been an Inn since 1897. Located alongside Route 66 in Williams, Arizona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Arizona

date approved: 8/10/2014

last visited: 8/6/2014

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