The undead are part of our everyday life, with or without knowing it. We see them in the movies and in books, but what about reality? Is it possible that they really exist? Some people will tell you they do, and most others might think they are only superstitious or insane. However, there are some facts that are sure to change their minds and maybe even make them believe in the undead. Here are some haunted things that will make people believe in the undead and change their minds forever.
1) The Amityville Horror House
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a haunted house? The first, and most famous, is the Amityville Horror House. This house, located in Amityville, New York, was the site of a murder-suicide committed by Ronald DeFeo Jr. and his family on November 13th, 1974. After living there for 25 days following their purchase of the home on October 31st, 1975 they fled the premises due to paranormal activity that began soon after they moved in. The Lutz’s (the family who lived at the time) say their daughter’s room had flies buzzing around her head; that strange things happened like animals jumping from nearby windows; figures walking through walls; foul smells filling up rooms when no one had been cooking; that one night her sister walked into her bedroom to find an unidentified man standing next to Kathy’s bed wearing a hat, with some glowing red eyes.
2) The Ghost of Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded on charges of adultery and treason. Her ghost is said to haunt the Tower of London for revenge against her death. There are many accounts from guards who claim to see her ghost in the tower or feel her presence as they walk through the halls. One guard claimed he saw an eerie woman with long black hair wearing a white gown. He claimed that she then walked up to him and disappeared into thin air.
3) The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short, a 22-year-old woman who was murdered in 1947. She was nicknamed the black dahlia because her body had been cut in half and bisected at the waist, with one side of her face completely obliterated. For decades, no one knew who killed her or what had happened to her body after she was found. As time passed and it seemed more and more unlikely that anyone would ever be found guilty of killing Short, people started believing that she may have been involved in criminal activity such as prostitution and drugs, which could explain why she died so violently. Other rumors claimed that the killer had posed as a police officer or doctor and lured Elizabeth into his car under false pretenses before murdering her.
4) The Bell Witch
The Bell Witch is one of the most famous cases in American folklore, and there are a number of theories about what happened. One popular theory is that Betsy Bell was a victim of poltergeist activity or that she suffered from some type of mental illness. However, many experts believe that the story grew out of a series of family disputes.
Regardless, the legend has become an important part of American culture. It’s been referenced by a number of musicians (including Johnny Cash and Marilyn Manson) and been recreated on film more than once. In fact, there have been multiple documentaries made about it over the years, including one titled An American Haunting that aired on A&E in 2005.
5) The Myrtles Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation, which is the most haunted house in America, was built in 1796 and has been a tourist attraction ever since. It has become a celebrity hotspot with visits by such notables as Presidents George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. This plantation is located in Louisiana, USA and there are many stories that surround this place including many deaths of slaves and murders committed by owners who lived there.
To see if these stories are true or false you will have to take a tour of the house which lasts about 45 minutes and includes tales of hauntings from around the world.
6) Bobby Mackey’s Music World
America’s most haunted place is Bobby Mackey’s Music World. This place is home to not only a ghost, but also to a few paranormal experts. Bobby Mackey’s Music World has been the host for many investigations and for two seasons of Destination America’s Ghost Asylum. Ghost hunters have taken this place apart and explored every inch of it, yet they’ve found no less than twenty-four spirits. More than seventy percent of those spirits are restless children that seem to enjoy playing with objects and manifesting themselves on surveillance footage. One spirit named Betsy is said to be an angry old woman who wanders around the building asking people if she can have their change or if they will do her laundry for her.
7) Eastern State Penitentiary
The Eastern State Penitentiary was established in 1829 and was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but it closed down in 1970 due to its inability to keep up with modern prison standards. Today, visitors are able to take a tour of this historic site, which is still very much haunted by what transpired there over the past 146 years.
The Ghost of Al Capone – Al Capone was an infamous American gangster who was imprisoned at Eastern State Penitentiary on October 24th 1929 after being convicted for tax evasion; he remained there until March 1932. His ghost has been seen walking through the halls wearing a plaid suit and white straw hat and smoking cigars inside his old cellblock 3D2.
8) The Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has been standing for over 900 years and it still manages to thrill visitors today.
It was first built in 1066, by William the Conqueror, to protect London from invaders and it has been used as a royal palace, a prison and an armory. It is now home to the Crown Jewels, which are on display there for all to see.
Anne Boleyn’s ghost is one of the most famous ghost stories associated with the Tower of London. Anne had married Henry VIII but fell out of favor with him when she failed to produce a male heir. After her death he married Jane Seymour who bore him his long-desired son – Edward VI.