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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 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: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsMary Dolan at St. Mary's Church - West Warick, RI

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The church is said to be occupied by a friendly spirit who may be one of the early members of this church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsKiMo - Haunting - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

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Probably the city's best known landmark. The KiMo Theatre is rumoured to be haunted by a young child. The Cinema is located on Central Avenue, in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: New Mexico

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: 8/19/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsCairo Public Library - Cairo, IL

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Named "Toby" years ago, he has been absent of late, and the librarians just say he is like many books, overdue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsBecontree Underground Station - Gale Street, Becontree, London, UK

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A faceless ghost is said to haunt Becontree tube station. The station's entrance hall and ticket office straddle the tracks on the west side of Gale Street. Access is down to the platforms which serve the District Line.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/20/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsOsgood Castle - Redstone, CO

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There's also a legend that spirits hover in a secret passageway that connects the nursery to the servant's quarters. But what spooks McEvoy, who has lived on the property for six years, is the ghostly cigar smoke.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 7/19/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsNine Men's Misery - Monastery Grounds- Cumberland, RI

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Hot spot number 1 on the former grounds of a monastery is at a monument in the woods to the north where people hear screams, hear voices, or see a girl in white or a phantom horse running in the swamp.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCumberland Public Library/Former Monastery - Monastery Grounds - Cumberland, RI

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Hot Spot number 2 is the Cumberland Public Library, which is said to be haunted by a monk who opens and moves books apparently to keep the library tidy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 7/16/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPalace Fonte da Pipa - Loulé, Faro, Portugal

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An abandoned palace very close to Loulé.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsArlington Cemetery - Section K - Arlington, TX

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CBS-11, Dallas, TX, reported just before Halloween in 2012 that some folks would be a little nervous to take a nighttime visit to the back section of the historic Arlington Cemetery, 801 Mary Street, Arlington, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsUSS Salem - Quincy MA

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Featured on Ghostbuster in Season 5, Episode 16 - Case #1 Glimmer Men.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/1/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsUnion Oyster House - Boston, MA

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The Union Oyster House is located at 41 Union Street in the downtown area of Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/23/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and Hauntings"Mystery" of the Sarcophagus - Woodlawn Cemetery - Carbondale, IL

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Who is in there? and Who do you call?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsFife Opera House - Palestine, IL

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Today the echos of past performances remain from yesteryear. Several haunting tales fill the history of the Fife Opera House. The second story was even used as a funeral parlor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/14/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsCatfish Plantation - Waxahachie, TX

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Catfish Plantation has been serving soul and spirits for some time now, in an old home they claim is haunted, at 814 Water St, Waxahachie, TX. Phone is 972-937-9468.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/1/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsOld G.D. Tarlton House - Hillsboro, TX

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According to Mitchel Whitington's "The Ghosts of North Texas," the old G.D. Tarlton House at 211 N Pleasant St, Hillsboro, TX, is haunted by the ghost of its builder, Greene Duke Tarlton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsPlaza Hotel - San Juan Bautista, CA

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The plaza hotel in San Juan Bautista is said to be haunted.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/23/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsThe Mathers Walls House - Kenora, Ontario

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The Mather Walls house was built by John Mather, a native of Scotland that emigrated to Canada in 1857. John built the house in 1889, he was one of Keewatin's earliest pioneers. He built the house for his son David Mather.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Ghosts and HauntingsLa Maison Qui n'Oublie Pas - Montbazon, Centre, France

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[E] Owners of this house lived strange phenomena associated with a dramatic story. [F] Des propriétaires de cette maison, vécurent d'étranges phénomènes liés à une dramatique histoire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chickilim

location: Centre, France

date approved: 5/14/2014

last visited: 5/14/2014

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Ghosts and HauntingsWaith of John Thurlow Reade

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Mrs Reade saw the wraith of her son coming towards her and exhibiting signs of utmost distress. She was convinced that he had died and not received a Christian burial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geo-Myck

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/26/2014

last visited: 6/7/2014

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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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