10 Ghost Stories That Are Totally Freaking Real
Probably don’t read this before bed. If you’re still feeling brave, make sure you see the latest horror story inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones, coming to theaters April 25.
We’ve all heard someone claim that their house was under attack from a poltergeist, but it’s not often that a haunted house story will get full corroboration from the local police department. Maybe don’t visit Indiana for a little bit, OK?
A 10-inch-tall statue at the Manchester Museum has been turning on its own in broad daylight and has left scientists completely baffled. The staff at the museum set up a camera to record the paranormal activity, and the result is a pretty chilling video.
Basketball players are basically impossible to scare. Apparently, the Claremont Hotel didn’t get the message. The hotel spent the last month scaring the bejesus out of the NBA stars with creepy baby noises coming from “unoccupied rooms.”
If you’re a camping enthusiast, you may want to skip your trip to Aokigahara. The forest is home to so many suicides, the locals stopped releasing the numbers. People have suspected that the entire forest is haunted, and who can blame them? The last data showed Aokigahara was averaging about 100 suicides every year. Not a typo.
Carmen Snedeker moved her family to Connecticut to provide treatment for her son’s cancer, but the vicious paranormal events that transpired left them at the epicenter of one of the most famous stories in American history.
Zona Heaster Shue is the only poltergeist in history to help convict her killer of murder. A month after her death, she appeared in front of her mother and explained how she was murdered. Edward Shue was sentenced to life in prison following a brief trial.
Yes, the White House. Abraham Lincoln was the most vocal spectator of the spirits in America’s most famous landmark, but he’s by no means the only one. Eleanor Roosevelt, President Truman, and Theodore Roosevelt reported visits from the other side. After his visit, Winston Churchill wouldn’t even set foot in the place.
The focal point for The Conjuring, this house was the site of extraordinary paranormal activity. After the Perron family was terrorized by a poltergeist who announced herself as “Bathsheba,” they made a call to ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. Andrea Perron recalled the moment Lorraine set foot in the kitchen without any knowledge of the situation and said “I feel a dark presence, and her name is Bathsheba.” shudder
You may know this story as The Exorcism of Emily Rose, but did you know it’s completely true? Anneliese Michel died shortly after her run-in with a poltergeist, leaving behind a lot a questions and not a whole lot of answers.
The infamous Amityville Horror House owns so many scary stories, it could fill up the entire list. It’s the only place that Lorraine Warren, the ghost hunter involved with several of the other stories, won’t even talk about.