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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 Hermitage Ruins - Ancaster, ON

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Historic and possibly Haunted Ruins in Ancaster

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/20/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPage Jackson Cemetery - Sanford, FL

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Page Jackson Cemetery in Sanford, Florida, USA, has been identified as one of the 10 most haunted cemeteries in Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/12/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted Nelson: the Hume Hotel - Nelson, BC

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On the auspicious occasion of the Grand Opening of the luxurious Hotel Hume in Nelson, on March 12, 1898 the Nelson Tribune ran a front page article to sing its praises.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/28/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted Nelson: Capitol Theatre - Nelson, BC

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421 Victoria Street is where one needs to go for entertainment in Nelson, I'm told. It's also one of the spots in Nelson where one may encounter an otherworldly being.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/28/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted Nelson: Nelson Brewing Company - Nelson, BC

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Up above downtown Nelson, at 512 Latimer Street, is where one would find this craft brewery. Except for a span of about 35 years it has housed one Nelson Brewing Company or another in its 118 year lifespan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/28/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe James Oviatt Building / Penthouse

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The James Oviatt Building, commonly referred to as The Oviatt Building, is an Art Deco highrise in Downtown Los Angeles located at 617 S. Olive Street, half a block south of 6th St. and Pershing Square. WGS84

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CacheKidz!

location: California

date approved: 3/21/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGhostly encounters at the Old Jail Museum - Coldspring, TX

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Built in 1887, this historic landmark was still used as a working jail as late as 1980.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGlover Mansion - Spokane, WA

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Built for the founder of Spokane, this 12,000 square foot mansion has stood along West 8th Avenue in Spokane for 125 years as of 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPreston Castle - Ione, CA

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The Preston Castle in Ione, CA is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 2/10/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsChicago Water Tower - Chicago, IL

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Tourists report seeing the image of a hanging man in the tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: 5/22/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsWrigley Field - Chicago, Illinois

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Wrigley Field- home to the Chicago Cubs Baseball Team is reported to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/18/2017

last visited: 7/5/2005

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Ghosts and HauntingsGoatman's Bridge (Old Alton Bridge) - Denton, TX

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The Old Alton Bridge, also known as "Argyle Bridge" and "Goatman's Bridge," is the subject of all kinds of tales whose focus involves a mysterious "goat man" who does strange things.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsFranco American Hotel - Yreka, CA

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A couple of websites note a haunting at this former hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 1/5/2017

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLa Posada de Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM

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A haunted hotel in Santa Fe, NM.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/28/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLa Fonda - Santa Fe, NM

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A haunted hotel in Santa Fe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/28/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Grave of Midnight Mary - New Haven, CT

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The grave of Midnight Mary is located in Evergreen Cemetery at 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd in New Haven, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 12/14/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCovered Wagon - Albuquerque, NM

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Covered Wagon is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/14/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLa Placita Dining Rooms - Albuquerque, NM

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La Placita Dining Rooms is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/13/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHigh Noon - Albuquerque, NM

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Haunted restaurant in Old Albuquerque, NM.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: New Mexico

date approved: 12/9/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsGravestone and a Ghost - Sparta, WI, USA

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When this building was built in 1925, something was added to the wall that peaked the curiosity of owners in the last two decades. Did something else come with that surprise?

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mrjcanger

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 12/7/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCampbell House - Spokane, WA

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Another Kirtland Kelsey Cutter home, this Tudor mansion was built for Amasa B. Campbell, who had made a fortune in mining in the Coeur d'Alene area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 12/2/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsFort Ticonderoga - Ticonderoga, NY

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There have been reports of an Indian maiden walking on the fort ruins and hearing footsteps in quiet spaces well back to the mid 1800s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsDavenport Hotel - Spokane, WA

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The Davenport, the landmark hotel in Spokane which occupies an entire city block, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2014. In four more years it will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a haunted hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsDevereux Hall - Allegany, NY

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Located at the St-Bonaventure University, Devereux Hall is known for its many ghost stories.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: New York

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsDe La Roche Hall - Allegany, NY

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Located at the St-Bonaventure University, De La Roche Hall is known for its ghost stories.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Laval K-9

location: New York

date approved: 11/16/2016

last visited: never

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