My friends would always stop me when I talk about spirits and ghosts. Their main reason is the possibility that spirits and ghosts will feel invited and welcome in our place when I always talk about them. Curiosity about the existence of scary creatures is normal. Stories in the movies, novels, and even short stories about vampires, spirits, hosts, and any other scary creatures are somehow based on real reports about their existence which are not fully proven. In this article, we will roam around the world and find the world’s most haunted places.
About.com through Stephen Wagner presented various haunted places that people always talk about.
First, we will visit “The Myrtles Plantation”. What made the plantation so scary? Based on the reports, there were murders committed in the plantation. As a result, ghosts constantly visit the place and scare people away. There is a ghost named Cleo who was a former slave who killed two girls. Cleo and the two girls are seen in the plantation as spirits. However, this story was not verified. When William Drew Winter was killed in the plantation, he was dying when he go upstairs. In the seventeenth step, he breathed his last. This moment was always heard in the plantation. As usual, the grand piano always plays without someone doing it.
Second, let us move to the Whaley House which is found in San Diego, California. The house was built on a land which was known to be a cemetery so many years ago. The spirits found in the house include the spirit of a young girl who was accidentally hanged on the property, the ghost of Yankee Jim Robinson, a thief who was clubbed to death and who can be heard on the house’s stairway where he died, and has sometimes been seen during tours of the old house, and also the red-haired daughter of the Whaley’s sometimes appears in such a realistic form; she is sometimes mistaken for a live child.
Third, we will drop by the Eastern State Penitentiary found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1829 to house inmates in solitary imprisonment. At the height of its use, however, as many as 1,700 prisoners were crammed into the cells. Like many such places of high emotional stress, misery and death, the prison has become haunted. One of its most famous inmates was none other than Al Capone, was incarcerated there on illegal weapons possession in 1929. During his stay, it is said that Capone was tormented by the ghost of James Clark, one of the men Capone had murdered in the infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre. Some of the spirits found in the area include a shadow-like figure that scoots quickly away when approached, a figure that stands in the guard tower, and mysterious, ghostly faces are said to appear in cellblock 4.
Finally, we will stop over a grand old ship found in Long Beach, California. The most haunted area of the ship is the engine room where a 17-year-old sailor was crushed to death trying to escape a fire. Knocking and banging on the pipes around the door has been heard and recorded by numerous people. In what is now the front desk area of the hotel, visitors have seen the ghost of a “lady in white.” The spirit of a young girl, who allegedly broke her neck in an accident at the pool, has been heard asking for her mother or her doll. In the hallway of the pool’s changing rooms is an area of unexplained activity. Furniture moves about by itself, people feel the touch of unseen hands and unknown spirits appear.