|Dark Destinations in the News (10/28/07)
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Dark tourist destinations in the news includes top haunted spots in the U.S. and U.K., the Stones River National Battlefield, a haunted Indiana forest, Pennsylvania Bigfoot photo, Blood Bridge, Robert the Doll, haunted hotels, haunted theaters, Roswell, the Skunk Ape, Loch Ness, and countless ghost stories from states, cities and counties. These articles appeared today in newspapers and magazines around the world and are featured here as a companion to our Dark Destinations. As always, if you notice an article we missed, please send it to us using the link on the bottom of the page.
Plenty of spooky sites around the nation
An article from the San Francisco Chronicle takes a look at the more spooky locales around the United States; including the Winchester Mystery House, the former Tate House, the Amityville Horror House, and more.
UK's top 10 haunted places
Zee News has this list of the top ten most haunted historic properties throughout the United Kingdom that was recently compiled by The National Trust. Stops include Blickling Hall in Norfolk, Dunster Castle in Somerset, Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, and many more.
10 most haunted places in the North
ic Newcastle.co.uk has a similar list of haunted destinations in northern England; including the Kirkstone Pass Inn in Cumbria, the Old George Pub in Newcastle, the Cooperage Pub in Newcastle Quayside, and more.
Is the battlefield our 'most haunted' spot?
The Murfreesboro Post takes a look at witness's accounts of paranormal activity at the Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee where 3,000 soldiers died in a Civil War battle.
Ghostly tales abound in forest abode for the dead
Reporter-Times has this write-up on the reportedly haunted Stepp Cemetery and similar hauntings of the surrounding Morgan-Monroe State Forest in Monroe County, Indiana.
Pa. Hunter's Images Stir Bigfoot Debate
The Washington Post reports on the ongoing debate over a series of photographs that were taken in the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania by a hidden camera with an automatic trigger that some claim to be a juvenile Sasquatch-type creature, while others insist it is just a bear with a bad case of mange.
San Antonio's Menger among hotels with ghostly guests
The Dallas Morning News takes a look at the reported hauntings at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, which was recently named one of the spookiest hotels in the nation by TripAdvisor.
Hunting for hauntings: The search for a mountain spirit
A writer for the Las Cruces Sun-News goes along on a paranormal investigation of the reportedly haunted Lodge Resort and Spa in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
Guests who don't check out
Meanwhile, the Fort Worth Star Telegram explores the legends and ghosts of the Rogers Hotel in Waxahachie, Texas that is rumored to be home to more that a few ghosts.
'The Skunk Ape' of Florida
The Ledger recounts the history and sightings of the elusive Skunk Ape - A Sasquatch-type creature believed to live in Florida's Everglades.
Flashback 1986: Haunted Loveland Castle
WKRC TV revisits their 1986 investigation of the reportedly haunted Loveland Castle in Loveland, Ohio.
Roswell incident not explained to Richardson's satisfaction
The Associated Press (via the Houston Chronicle) reports on Democratic presidential candidate (and governor of New Mexico) Bill Richardson's comments and frustrations regarding the 1947 incident in Roswell, New Mexico that many believe was a crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft, during a townhall meeting last Friday.
Leonia, Oradell theaters' invisible guests
NorthJersey.com reports on the reported hauntings of two theaters in New Jersey: the Players Guild of Leonia and the Bergen County Players in Oradell.
Who knows what lurks
The Plain Dealer gets in on the action as well and reports on the paranormal experiences in theaters in the Cleveland, Ohio area; including the Hanna Theatre, the Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Playhouse Square, the Western Reserve Playhouse in Bath, and more.
Trip sheds light on Loch Ness
A reporter for The Patriot-News travels to Loch Ness, Scotland and scored this interview with world's foremost authority on the Loch Ness Monster, Adrian Shine.
A reporter from The Morning Sun goes on a paranormal investigation with a local ghost hunter group to explore Blood Bridge (as it is locally known) near Arcadia, Kansas and the McCray Recital Hall at nearby Pittsburg State University. The article also features a quick write-up of the legendary Spook Light near the convergence of the Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma borders.
Cape May, N.J., is in high 'spirits' for Halloween
A reporter for the New York Daily News joins forces with paranormal investigators to explore the spooky reports of ghostly activity at the the Physick Estate in Cape May, New Jersey.
The ghost hunters
The Roanoke Times sent this reporter on a paranormal investigation of the Major David Graham Mansion in Wythe County, Virginia.
Ghost tales: Bringing mysterious places to light
A reporter for the Seattle Times attends a similar ghost hunt at historic Bereiter House, which is now a museum, in Kent, Washington.
Haunted house: living with a ghost
An article from Telegraph profiles Jane Furnival, owner of The Old Rectory in Cheam Village, England that is believed to be haunted by seven different spirits and is open for ghost tours.
Bigfoot buff resumes search for elusive beast
The Paris News has this update on several Bigfoot hunters who have spent the last week in Paris, Texas attempting to capture a creature known collectively as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
N.Y. sites have the fright stuff
A report from the New York Daily News details the spooky tales of ghostly encounters in the state of New York.
Philadelphia becomes downright frightful for Halloween
An article from the Asbury Park Press explores the legends of hauntings and ghostly visitors of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Maryland is haunted by the past - literally
The Philadelphia Inquirer goes to Maryland to explore the state's famous haunted buildings and parks.
Other specters said to haunt area
An article from the Hagerstown Morning Herald takes a look at the haunting legends of the Maryland town.
A report from the Colorado Springs Gazette takes a look at some of the creepier historical stops in Colorado.
Tales of paranormal activity abound in Tri-Cities region
Kingsport Times News highlights some of eastern Tennessee's most notorious hauntings.
A Nonpareil Series: Hunting for Haunts
A first in a four-part series of articles from the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil that explores the haunted places of southwest Iowa.
Georgetown News Graphic details the paranormal legends of Scott County, Kentucky.
Portsmouth Herald News documents the various paranormal encounters and stories of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Restless spirits said to haunt area buildings
The Lakes Region of New Hampshire has their ghosts as well, according to this article from the Laconia Citizen.
Ghost stories abound in the Granite State
Though this article from the Foster's Daily Democrat starts off the same as the above article, it veers a different direction and explores ghostly legends from all around the state of New Hampshire.
Creepy Carolinas await you
The Charlotte Observer takes a look at two books that document the hauntings of North and South Carolina: Haunted Hills: Ghosts and Legends of Highlands and Cashiers, N.C. by Stephanie Burt Williams and Weird Carolinas by Roger Manley.
Haunted WNC rich in spooky tales
This report from the Asheville Citizen-Times details the legends and haunted places in western North Carolina.
Tier residents share firsthand ghost encounter tales
An article from the Press & Sun-Bulletin lets readers give their ghostly tales from the Tier region of New York.
Whether spooky or funny, ghost tales make good entertainment
The Orangeburg Times Democrat takes a look at the various ghostly legends of South Carolina.
Key West's most dangerous character
The Detroit Free Press takes a look at the spooks and stories of Key West, Florida - including a look at that seriously creepy Robert the Doll at Key West's East Martello Museum.
Ghostly tales from the Shore endure
The Delmarva Daily Times explores the creepy legends and haunting history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
This report from the Columbia Daily Tribune compiles a few haunting stories from Missouri for this feature on author Joan Gilbert, the author of the Missouri Ghosts series of books.
Ghosts who don't know they're dead
The Kankakee Daily Journal talks with author Troy Taylor about the various ghosts and hauntings around Chicago, Illinois.
Ghost stories swirl around historic landmarks
Bonner County Daily Bee takes on the multitude of ghostly activity reported in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Who knows where ghosts lurk in Virginia?
An article from the Richmond Times Dispatch explores the ghosts of Virginia and the various ghost tours that are popping up around the state.
Bristol historian Bud Phillips to share ghostly tales on Oct. 30
TriCities.com has this write-up on the ghosts and legends of Bristol, Tennessee in preparation of the upcoming night of local ghost stories by town historian, V.N. "Bud" Phillips, at the reportedly haunted Slater Center in Bristol.
ILLINOIS STYLE: Ghost tours prove popular in Alton
The Southern puts the spotlight on the popular Alton Hauntings Tours that take guests through the ghosts of the past in Alton, Illinois.
Spooktacular at the Zoo
Staten Island Advance details what visitors might find at the annual Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo in New York.
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