Friday, September 17, 2010

The Collins Lane House

There's an interesting article at Phantoms and Monsters on the efforts to preserve a wildly-active haunted house in South Jersey.

"The Maple Shade nonprofit organization staked out the house and nearby silo twice in recent months after being solicited by the Maple Shade Historical Society. What they produced at the meeting were images of orbs floating in rooms and sounds of someone — or something — whispering.

“We caught a lot of stuff that blew our minds,” Pensyl said. “This is definitely an intelligent haunt.”

Admittedly creeped out but not afraid, Pensyl and his team also discovered a pentagram in the silo they believe was used, and still may be used, to summon demons, not ghosts."

Read the full article, and then start planning that ghost tour!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Island of the Dolls, Mexico

One of the creepiest things I've ever seen is Mexico's Island of the Dolls (La Isla de la Munecas). I had never heard of the place before seeing a piece about the Island on the SyFy Channel's Destination Truth. The trees on the Island are decorated with disturbing, mutilated dolls that seem to watch your every move. An old hermit by the name of Don Julian Santana placed the dolls around the Island as a shrine for a ghostly child that haunted him.

If you want an extremely scary ghost tour, then your haunted travels should take you to the Island of the Dolls.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA

If you're a fan of ghost tours and haunted travel but you've never been to the Winchester Mystery House, you should remedy that as soon as possible.

Convinced that she was being haunted by the ghosts of all those who died on the blazing business end of her husband's famous rifles, Sarah Winchester visited a medium, who instructed her to build a great house for the spirits, and told her that as long as construction never ceased, Sarah's life would not be in danger. As a result, the Mystery House features bizarre rooms, secret passages, staircases to nowhere, and many other construction oddities. Visit the official website and plan your ghost tour today!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Haunted Churches

I'd bet that pretty much any town in America has a church that's rumored to be haunted. One great way to conduct your own ghost tour is simply to drive across the country, stopping in small towns and striking up conversations with the locals. Most folks are happy to talk about local legends and hauntings, plus you get a great road trip out of it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ghosts of Chicago

As you might imagine, Chicago -- with its history of gangsters and violence -- is rife with exciting opportunities for haunted travelers. Chicago Hauntings Tours offers some exciting ghost tour packages, where you'l learn about spooky subjects such as Resurrection Mary, The Limestone Ghosts, and serial murderer H.H. Holmes and his Murder Castle. Visit the website for more information.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

More Ghost Photos

I've been spending some late nights surfing the Internet, checking out photos of ghosts. Like I've said before, it's pretty easy to fake a ghost image these days so you have to look at everything with a skeptical eye. Still, though, if you're about to embark on a ghost tour or go explore a haunted house, it's fun to get yourself in the mood with some spooky ghost pictures.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Houses of the Unholy

Come on, admit it. You know you've been driving along on your haunted travels and spotted a creepy, ramshackle old house in the middle of nowhere... And you pulled over, in the dark, and desperately wanted to conduct your own private ghost tour of that abandoned house...

But you were too scared.

Admit it.