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Marie Laveau, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  

The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
Marie Laveau

The streets of the New Orleans French Quarter hold the tales of dark history the likes us Canadians cannot know. Many of the stories belong to the Voodoo Queen of Louisiana, a woman so shrouded in mystery that facts of her life are now lost forever.

 


West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, West Virginia, USA  

Dark & Gruesome Times in Moundsville
At the West Virginia Penitentiary

Moundsville, West Virginia, USA

Read about the intense dark history of the infamous West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. This location proves that all gruesome & terrifying legends of a prison can be true! It's also the destination of a Haunted Bus Trip hosted by Haunted Hamilton! See the photo gallery too!

 


Mansfield Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio, USA  

Inside the Decaying Cells of Mansfield
Mansfield Reformatory in Ohio, USA

Built between 1886-1910, this gothic structure in Mansfield, Ohio may be best known for the location where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. But hidden beyond the gates lies a dark history with stories of murder, suicides and riots. Click to read our article on this infamous jail and the ghosts that still remain behind bars!

 


Vlad 3, Dracula (Vlad Tepes) - Vlad the Impaler  

Vlad III Dracula
Wallachia, Romania

Born into darkness? Learn about prince Vlad III Dracula (Vlad Tepes) and why he is such an infamous figure in our modern day world.

 


The Winchester Mystery House  

The Winchester Mystery House
San Jose, California

Find out why Sarah Winchester began a 38 year quest to not only satisfy the good spirits that visited her, but as well, to confuse the bad ones so they couldn't find her.

 


Bachelor's Grove Cemetery  

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
Midlothian, Illinois

Bachelor's Grove was reportedly used as a dumping ground for murder victims who had been murdered by 1920's gangsters. Over one hundred ghostly sightings have been reported, including a white house that vanishes, a two-headed man, a White Lady, and ghost cars.

 


Lizzie Borden House  

Lizzie Borden House
Fall River, Massachusetts

This is the home where Lizzie Borden axed her parents to death in 1892. Although a jury found her not guilty, history has rendered a different verdict. Rumour has it the inn is haunted. Some guests have reported hearing a woman softly weeping in the night, seeing shoes moving by themselves, and other strange events.

 


Raynham Hall  

Raynham Hall
Norfolk, England

Her presence is well known as she is seen throughout the house walking the hallways searching for her five children and disturbing all who enter. Separated from her loved ones in life she continues seeking what has been taken from her. She is Dorothy Walpole, also known as The Brown Lady and a tortured soul.

 


Emily's Bridge  

Emily's Bridge
Stowe, Vermont

About 150 years ago, Emily of Stowe hung herself from a beam within the Gold Brook covered bridge. You are about to read her story and quickly learn that the pain she feels is not gone.

 


Newstead Abbey  

Newstead Abbey
Nottinghamshire, England

In her first article for HH, Linda Kuzyk writes about Newstead Abbey, best known as the former home of the poet Lord Byron. Besides the poet Byron, Newstead’s other most famous inhabitants are its ghosts.

 


The Devil Baby of Hull House  

The Devil Baby of Hull House
Chicago, Illinois

The doctor stood and revealed the child; a monster cradled within his scratched and bloodied arms. Read the chilling tale that prompted the movie "Rosemary's Baby".

 


The Disappearance of Ambrose Small  

The Disappearance of Ambrose Small
Ontario, Canada

Ambrose J. Small, the most successful Canadian theatrical entrepreneur at the beginning of the 19th century, seems not to be remembered so much for his life as he is for his death - or rather - his disappearance.

 


 

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