Sitting across the lobby of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, with his back to the wall sat a young man. He slouched in the overstuffed arm chair, looking up towards the balcony of the mezzanine. It was late in the afternoon, and he was killing time till showtime. The Brown was born upscale in the […]
Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol was published in 1843. It’s a Christmas story, true. But take away the Christmas garland and A Christmas Carol is a classic gothic ghost story. For most people, Christmas ghosts stories begin and end with that tale. But they go much fur- ther back, and were a larger part of the Christmas tradition than […]
Halloween is under attack from both sides. Christians deem it ripe with pagan influences, and that celebrating it is in fact, celebrating Satan. But in reality, Halloween is a holiday created specifically by the church, and most of the practices they complain about were rarely considered unholy. Neopagans, modern witches and wiccans turn their noses […]
The history of The White Lady of Baker Cemetery, Elizabeth Betsey Reed, the first and only woman hung in Illinois and other ghostly tales from Lawrence and Crawford Counties
The haunted Hamptons in many ways gave birth to haunted Long Island … with an unhealthy dose of folk horror born from witch trials, ghosts washed up from the sea, and almost four hundred years worth of history. It’s said that the longer a place has been occupied, the more relics from the past, the […]
Annette Williamson and the Country House Restaurant in Stony Brook is one of the most often told ghost stories on Long Island. It’s said that the house is the most active haunted house on the island.But one thing that’s almost certainly true … whoever haunts the Country House Restaurant isn’t Annette Williamson.