A dark tunnel under a railway track….the death of a girl by fire….the dead girl’s ghost latching the moment you light a match…your untimely end….all these offer a perfect recipe for a haunted place, and our tunnel under the track is no exception. The tunnel connects world famous Niagara Falls to Toronto and New York and has quite a legend associated with it that dates back to 100 years when a farmhouse at the southern entrance of the tunnel caught fire, and a young girl came out running screaming for help. She was burning and had flames all over. She kept running through the tunnel and died in it. From that day on, anyone that lights a match inside the tunnel, the ghost of that girl comes attacking and haunts the person forever.
Definitely one of the most haunted places in the world is Mexico’s spooky island of the dolls. This island is known as La Isla de la Munecas and has an eeriness that cannot be matched or compared with any other haunted site. According to the legend, the island is haunted by the spirit of a young girl who lost her life when she drowned in the dark waters. The girl was playing along with two other girls when she fell in the water and died. In the 1950’s a young man called Julian Santan Barrera came to the island as a recluse and soon experienced the presence of the girl’s spirit. Soon they started talking daily and Julian would get her dolls to please her unhappy soul. But, merely giving dolls could not satisfy the dead girl’s spirit and one day Julian was found dead in a canal. A very interesting thing related with his death is that his body was found the very same day he confessed his fear of the ghost to his nephew. The death happened at the exact same place where the girl had died. People who visit the island often claim that the mutilated dolls whisper to them and their eyes follow them everywhere they go.
Once upon a time there lived the community of tradesmen in the underground dwellings of Mary King’s Close at Edinburgh. This underground network of streets and houses wears an abandoned look as in 1645, people were driven out of here by plague. Those that succumbed to the plague were left here. The site often comes in news for paranormal sightings that keep happening from time to time. These ghostly sightings have occurred since the 17th century and has now become Scotland’s most visited tourist destination. The family of Colthearts moved here in 1685 and were probably the first people to witness haunting of ghosts and phantoms with mutilations. Many tourists visiting it have also seen the friendly ghost of a little girl named Annie for whom they leave presents in one of the rooms in Mary King’s Close. Other ghostly appearances made are by a woman wearing black and a worried woman. One Mr. Chesney’s house is reported to have had the maximum number of sightings of spirits that have been caught by EVPs. The sudden noises of stones and footsteps will leave anyone high and dry!
St. Augustine lighthouse is one of the most haunted places in the US but still attracts quite a fair share of tourists that come here to see and feel the eeriness that surrounds it. Its an active lighthouse built in 1974 and also features a museum. The lighthouse is haunted by the phantoms of two girls who have also shown themselves to visitors and the staff working here. The man Hezekiah Pittee got the lighthouse built in the late 1800’s and had two daughters that died because of a tragic accident at the construction site. Many people have seen the phantoms lurking on the tower catwalk plus they have also seen the shadowy figure of a woman standing on the stairway or outside the buildings. As one goes up on the staircase, the sounds of cries and footsteps can be heard.
Can you believe that the White House is not merely the residence of the most powerful person in the globe but also happens to be one of the most haunted places in the world? Its hard to believe but its actually so. The White House has been the residence of America’s presidents since 1800, and therefore, its quiet natural that with so many personalities living here and so much of historical baggage, the White House has quite an interesting collection of spooky tales. Its called the most haunted house in the whole of USA. Many paranormal occurrences have happened with famous dignitaries and personalities, one of them being UK’s Prime minister Winston Churchill who happened to see the apparition of Lincoln standing by the fireplace. The PM was residing in the Lincoln Bedroom when he saw the dead president’s ghost. Many others have seen Lincoln’s ghost like Herbert Hoover, Teddy Roosevelt, Jacquie Kennedy and Maureen Reagan. Other apparitions that keep paying friendly visits include the ghosts of John Adam’s wife Abigail, John Tyler, Thomas Jefferson and Anne Suratt.