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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 HauntingsJ.A. May Cafe - Kenedy, TX

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On July 20, 2011 members of South Texas Investigators of Paranormal Events (STIPE) and David Martin Phillips, went into the old café to conduct a paranormal investigation.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/28/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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One of the original 21 Spanish missions in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/25/2016

last visited: 11/4/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsDeerfield Inn - Deerfield, MA

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The Deerfield Inn is located at 81 Old Main St, Deerfield, MA. It is part of the Old Deerfield Village National Historic Landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/23/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission San Jose - Fremont, CA

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One of the original 21 California Missions is located in Fremont.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/22/2016

last visited: 11/5/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsKingsley Plantation - Jacksonville, FL

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The historic Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, is said to be haunted by ghosts, including Old Red Eyes, its most famous ghost.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 6/17/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsOld Point Loma Lighthouse - San Diego, CA

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This old 1855 lighthouse is reported to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 6/16/2016

last visited: 11/3/2015

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Ghosts and HauntingsRaffles Hotel - Singapore

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One of the most well known hotels in the world...and reportedly haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Singapore

date approved: 6/4/2016

last visited: 10/15/1988

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Ghosts and HauntingsCity Hall - San Fransisco, CA

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The San Fransisco City Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the city and is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/2/2016

last visited: 6/3/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsGolden Gate Bridge - San Fransisco, CA

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Nicknamed the suicide bridge, the Golden Gate is the second deadliest bridge for suicide in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/2/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsU.S. Grant Hotel - San Diego, CA

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This iconic hotel in San Diego was built in 1910...and there are reports of it being haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/30/2016

last visited: 5/8/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsCatalina Casino - Avalon, Catalina Island, CA

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This casino is not a gambling facility but a museum, ballroom and theater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2016

last visited: 4/22/2013

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Ghosts and HauntingsSumner Knight Chapel and Woodland Cemetery - Keene, NH

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Don't swear around the chapel - or you could have a ghost wash your mouth out with soap!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/26/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsChrist Church Cathedral - Fredericton, NB

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Is Fredericton's Christ Church Cathedral haunted, or are the stories just that, rumors and hyperbole? We may never know...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 5/25/2016

last visited: 5/25/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsHaunted 1901 Wright Opera House - Denton, TX

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1901 Wright Opera House in Denton, TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators

location: Texas

date approved: 5/13/2016

last visited: 5/7/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsUSS Intrepid - New York, NY

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The retired USS Intrepid aircraft carrier is located in the Hudson River and is home to Space Shuttle Enterprise and a British Aways Concorde.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 5/6/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsKilauea - Volcano, HI

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Kilauea is said to be haunted. In Hawaiian, it it said that Kilauea was Pele, the god of fire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLaupahoehoe Train Museum - Laupahoehoe, HI

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Artifacts from the 1960 tsunami that took the lives of 124 people are on display in this museum. Some say, that there are footsteps or music being play from those who owned these items.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHulihee Palace - Kona, HI

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Some say that ghosts of ancient Hawaiian Royalty still guard this house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 4/30/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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One of the original 21 Spanish missions in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/27/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsHearst Castle - San Simeon, CA

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One of the most visited places in the state of California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission San Juan Bautista - San Juan Bautista, CA

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One of the original 21 California missions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

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Named the most beautiful California mission.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: 5/25/2016

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Ghosts and HauntingsMission San Miguel Arcángel - San Miguel, CA

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One of the original 21 California Missions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMiddleton Tavern - Annapolis, MD

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This tavern has been here since the 1750s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/22/2016

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsRowley's Haunted House - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.

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Male & Female figures in period costumes roam the former County Museum. Known as Rowley's House & Mansion. The Timber framed building dates from the Reign of Elizabeth 1, The brick Mansion was added in 1681. located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/2/2016

last visited: 3/2/2016

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