Category Archives: Haunted Places

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!

Haunted Places: Hoia Baciu Forest

The Hoia Baciu Forest in Transylvania, Romania, is supposed to be one of the most haunted places on earth, which makes sense considering it’s in TRANSYLVANIA!

Trees grow really weird there. But they're not overly sensitive about it.

Trees grow really weird there. But they’re not overly sensitive about it.

Oh, anyway, some people call it the Bermuda Triangle of Romania. A lot of weird stuff happens there, UFOs are seen and photographed, people go missing, dogs and cats living together…

Destination Truth did an episode there. Some crazy things happened to them, but I’m not entirely convinced it wasn’t set up. I stopped watching the show after that episode.

Supposed UFO flying above the forest caught on film in the 60s.

Supposed UFO flying above the forest caught on film in the 60s.

For some cool pictures and more on the forest, check this out!

And when you book your trip to go snooping around there, let me know so I can go with you!

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

There’s no telling if West Virginia’s creepy old abandoned amusement park, Lake Shawnee, is haunted. But it probably is. It hasn’t been in operation since 1966, and it was originally built on a desecrated Indian burial ground. Oh, it was also the location of a brutal massacre of settlers.

When a dig was conducted, the Native American burial ground was discovered, including 13 bodies, most of which were kids. Awesome! Who wouldn’t want to go to a place like that? A lot of people believe the place is cursed, so just by entering it you’re sure to have the best of luck in the future.

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So why not go? I’d love to! And as luck would have it, the place is going to be open for one week only, from October 25th to Halloween! Make your plans now, and be sure to take tons of pictures! Tours begin at dusk and they’re allowing cameras and audio recorders to be brought in. They also suggest you bring a flashlight, otherwise you’ll be walking around a 50 year abandoned amusement park built on top of an Indian burial ground, in the dark.

If you do go, let me know how it was! I’d love to hear about it. I’d love to go myself, but I don’t think I’ll make it.

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I pulled this info and the two pictures from here. Click the link to check out more on this and more awesomely creepy pictures!

Stay In A Haunted Hotel!

Haunted hotels are great places for ghost hunters to do a little ghost hunting while also enjoying a little R&R. The folks at ViralNova have made a list of some awesomely creepy haunted hotels. I had heard of a couple of these, but the others were cool to hear about too! Check it out.

The “Tower of Terror” is a popular attraction at Disney World. Its basic concept is that there was once a very successful hotel that, in the midst of its glory days, had something truly tragic happen and now ghosts lurk its halls (plus, dropping its riders from really, really high up).

If that sounded enjoyable to you, you’re in luck! There are real hotels that have similar stories out there. Unlike the fictional hotel in the ride, instead of becoming crumbling shadows of their former selves, these haunted hotels are still taking guests! Check them out!

Read more at ViralNova…

Haunted Houses For Sale!

Would you like to live in the Amityville house? How about the house where Lizzie Borden MIGHT have killed her dad and step mom with an ax? Well, if you got several million dollars just lying around and a hankering for the paranormal, why not? Check it out on ViralNova!

The housing market is still in decline, but we here at ViralNova have a little tip for all of you hopeful home seekers out there: buy houses that are filled with ghosts!

Finding ways to lower the asking price of a house is vital when shopping for a new home. What better way is there than to bring up all of the dead bodies and stuff? Here are some of the most haunted houses on the market today.

Get out your checkbooks.

Read More At ViralNova…

Alcatraz Ghost

Recently, a British couple made news by apparently taking a picture of a ghost woman in Alcatraz while on a tour. The woman who snapped the pic with her iPhone, Sheila Sillery-Walsh, said she was so excited by the picture that she forgot all about the tour and kept looking at the picture.

Her partner claimed to be a skeptic of ghosts until the picture was taken, and now he’s a believer. I’ve been around skeptics, they don’t change their mind that quickly. Especially when anybody could have popped their head up there. If there’s any possibility of a reason for the woman in the window, no matter how far fetched, a skeptic will believe it over that being a ghost.

The creepy woman isn't normally there. Source

The creepy woman isn’t normally there. Source

Naturally one would begin to wonder if the story holds any merit, considering it was reported in the Daily Mail first and then the Huffington Post. However, Alcatraz is reportedly one of the most haunted places in America, even though the FAQ’s of the Alcatraz Cruises website says otherwise.

“Spiritualists and people who want to believe in ghosts often claim to pick up haunted auras and ghostly feelings when visiting Alcatraz. However, there are no authenticated cases of ghost sightings by any of Alcatraz’s residents over the years, whether they were soldiers, prisoners, correctional officers, family members or park rangers.”

No authenticated cases? In that case, no ghosts exist anywhere. That’s why there are still skeptics. Whatever.

Believe what you will, but the picture IS creepy and it could yet be another addition to the eerie history of one of America’s most haunted places. Or it could be a hoax. What say you?