Haunted Places: The Blue Ghost Tunnel

The Merritton Tunnel in St. Catharines, Ontario is closed now, but used to be a train tunnel that ran underneath the Welland Canals. Built in the 1870s, it has had plenty of time to see tragedy, and to earn a new name. Locals call it the Blue Ghost Tunnel, or the Screaming Tunnel.


Over the years I’ve heard about a lot of these tunnels, whether train, road, or sewage, and I’ve almost always felt like just because it appears creepy doesn’t mean it’s haunted, but a lot of people tend to think that way. So I’ve never really taken these things seriously. Locally we have one that got so popular it appeared on news stations around Halloween and became a local celebrity for a while. And to me, it’s just a tunnel. Nothing more, nothing less.

However, this one seems to have gotten my attention. So much so that I actually had to write a post about it.

Whenever graves are compromised, I always feel like that’s one sure fire way to get a place haunted. And that’s one of the things that happened near the Blue Ghost Tunnel. The tunnel is also made out of limestone, which many believe is a magnet for paranormal activity. For instance, the “Stanley Hotel,” or the hotel from The Shining, was built on limestone.

Add these things together with trains crashing and killing people in the tunnel, and that sounds like the perfect recipe for something strange to happen. While I won’t drive a couple miles to see the local tunnel that is supposed to be an entry way to hell or something, I will drive hundreds of miles and cross the border to see this one.

While it is closed and not in use, people still venture into it to try and find a ghost, or hear ghostly things. One man recorded his trip and got some evidence that may or may not be ghost activity. It’s still certainly strange, and a place I wouldn’t mind visiting sometime. You can read more on this, see more pictures, and watch the video by visiting Wow Amazing.

Want To Live In Texas? Haunted House For Sale!

From CBS News:

MINERAL WELLS, Texas — For $125,000, you can be the proud owner of a three bedroom, two bathroom home that sits in the heart of Mineral Wells, Texas.

But there’s a catch — you need to be comfortable with the idea of sharing the property with paranormal spirits. The current owner, Phil Kirchhoff, says as many as nine inhabitants call the place home.

“When we bought the house, we had no idea that it was haunted,” Kirchhoff told CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. “I wasn’t involved in the paranormal [activity] at that point. The neighbors all started talking about it. They started telling us stories.”

The 2,800-square-foot home sits in the shadow of the historic Baker Hotel. It’s about a block and a half away.

Becky Foley, with Source 1 Real Estate, says this is her most unique listing to date. She herself doesn’t delve into the paranormal activity, but confesses to witnessing some odd occurrences.

“A client got literally nauseously ill and thought she was going to pass out and ran out,” Foley said. “She kept saying, ‘I can’t go back in there. Something hit me the moment you opened the door. I cannot go back in there.'”

For more information and a video, check out the rest of the story here!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to move!

Humanoids Caught On Tape

I was spending time on YouTube watching videos of death and stuff. I found some channels that I might be keeping up with, because they include videos like this…

Do you believe these videos are real? Whether or not you do, do you believe these sorts of creatures can exist?

Because of the age we live in now, I can’t believe anything I see on tape. While these are cool videos, I have to believe that each one is a fake. However, I do believe there are a whole lot of things in this universe that exist that we’ll never discover or understand. Maybe each one of these beings do exist. Maybe they don’t. Maybe we’ll never actually know for sure. Regardless, cool video!

Where’d The Time Go?

There’s this guy at my work who just recently started there, and he’s a good ol boy from down in Kentucky. I have a good time talking with him, but because of the nature of our jobs we don’t get much time to chat.

The other day he decided to make good on a promise that he would tell me about two of his possible UFO encounters. He believes he was possibly abducted both times.

The first time was when he was a child and hanging out with his grandmother, if I remember correctly. This is the one story I don’t remember as well. Basically they both saw some lights out in a field one night and they somehow lost a few hours.

The second story took place when he was in high school. His parents said he could have a party at the house with drinking, as long as everyone behaved. He got his older brother to buy him the alcohol, and they got four cases of beer. As it turned out, 60 or so people showed up and they went through four cases rather quickly. At nine o’clock that night, he and his older brother set out to get more beer.
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She’s Doing Dishes

I spent some time with my dad recently and we got to talking, as we do. At one point we started talking about a trailer he lived in back in 1994 or 1995. I completely forgot about this place because he hadn’t lived there but a couple weeks it seemed. But as soon as he brought it up I remembered exactly how it looked on the inside, even though I had only been there once.

It was a tiny trailer, almost a camper that you’d pull behind a car when going camping for the weekend. In the middle of the place was the “kitchen” while there was a bed at either end. Typical layout. Dad told me that a couple days after he moved in he was lying in bed when he looked up and clear as day saw a woman standing at the sink washing dishes. Maybe only three or four feet away from him.

He found out two weeks later that she had lived there before him, and killed herself in one of the beds.

Dad kept all of his stuff on that bed and refused to use it or let anyone else use it.

Fireworks At The Lake

I’ve posted a few times about things happening at the lake where my dad lives. Surprisingly I haven’t made a Lake category. I’ll get to fixing that as soon as I’m done with this.

I spoke to him just the other day, after he told me about the stuff going on at Reily’s Pizza. He said some more things are going on where he lives.

A quick recap. The only people who lived at that lake for decades was the owner and his wife. My dad has been going there his entire life, so he’s known the owners at least that long. There were some campers there, and the owners let a few people who were close to them live there in the campers, my dad being one. A few years ago the owner’s wife passed away, and the owner, Arlie, decided to close the lake to customers. Since he was getting older and in failing health, my dad started taking care of him, because that’s the kind of guy my dad is.

Recently, Arlie had to move into a nursing home, and probably won’t get out of it this time. So, my dad is living at the lake now by himself, in Arlie’s place. With all that has gone on there over the years, paranormally speaking, it’s no surprise that things are continuing to happen, especially now that my dad is alone.

He said the other day he heard a loud pop. Said it sounded like those little firecracker things you throw at stuff and they pop when they hit something. He looked all over, outside too, and found nothing. An hour later, it happened again. This time he looked over at the front door, where he heard the sound come from, and said he saw a tiny puff of smoke near the door.

That’s when the TV started acting up. He said it shut itself off, and when he went to get the remote, it turned back on. And then it proceeded to turn itself off and on several more times.

My dad is used to the paranormal, as he’s dealt with it most of his life. It seems ghosts and the like are attracted to him. Still, it creeps him out sometimes, especially when he’s alone.

Reily’s Pizza

Reily is a small town located between Cincinnati and Oxford. For those of you who know of Reily, it’s probably because you either live/d there, saw a kickass concert there (Ted Nugent shut the town down), or because you’ve been to Reily’s Pizza.

It’s pretty much the only business in town. Maybe another bar. Handful of houses. That’s it.

If they get 30 customers in a day, that means the entire town of Reily ate, twice.

If they get 30 customers in a day, that means the entire town of Reily ate, twice.

Reily’s Pizza has some delicious food and tasty beer. They’ve been around for a long time, and for almost just as long, they’ve also been known to be haunted.

I forgot all about them being haunted until I talked to my dad the other day, and he told me about something that happened to him while in there.

I’ve been to the place twice, once years ago and once this past summer with my dad. My dad goes all the time, and has for years. He told me about a recent incident and mentioned how he had forgotten it was haunted until that happened, then he remembered something that had happened to him back in 1988 or so.

Which do you want me to tell you first? That one? Okay.

He had stopped in with two of his buddies. They sat down at a table and got a pitcher of beer. Three big guys sat at a table over from them, and they had some pitchers, too. With everybody drinking, and everybody in a mood to fight, the group of guys started talking crap to my dad’s two buddies, because they were big guys.

His two buddies started talking crap back to them and said they wanted to fight. My dad tried talking them out of it when out of nowhere their pitcher of beer flew off of their table and landed on the other guy’s table, splashing beer all over them. They got pissed off and were ready to fight while my dad was dragging his buddies out of the bar. As he was, he kept an eye on the other guys, and suddenly their pitcher of beer flew off of their table and hit my dad and his buddies, soaking them.
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