|Dark Destinations in the News (10/31/07)
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Dark tourist destinations in the news include the White River Monster, Spook Hill in Maryland, the Goatman, Bigfoot, ghostly images on museum's surveillance camera, the "haunted" swing, Moody's Light possibly debunked, and countless haunted hotels, restaurants, museums, theaters, campuses, and cemeteries. That is not mentioning the local ghost tales and haunted walks around the world. 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. Oh, and Happy Halloween!
In Search Of The White River Monster
KAIT8 sent a journalist into the field and on to the White River of Arkansas to investigate and search for the legendary White River Monster believed to occupy its waters.
Is Utah Pioneer Museum haunted?
Deseret Morning News reports that a surveillance camera in Utah's Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City has been picking up the ghostly face of a woman over a several night period and both the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Highway Patrol have gone in to investigate. One image of the "face" is displayed with the article.
They fought. They died. They haunted.
The Frederick News-Post has this article on the haunted Spook Hill outside Burkitsville, Maryland, the site of a Civil War battle, as well as other Civil War ghosts and other assorted characters in the Frederick County, Maryland.
Ghost Shuts Off Live Camera On Halloween
NewsNet5.com installed a web cam in the reportedly haunted Full Spectrum Art Studio in Burton, Ohio earlier this month so users could watch for the ghost. Since then, the building and even the camera have experienced all sorts of problems.
In search of the goat man myth
Diamondback Online looks into the legend of a mysterious creature known as the Goatman, said to wander the woods of Prince George's County, Maryland.
Bigfoot in Clermont County?
The Enquirer takes a look at the reports of sightings of a Sasquatch-like creature in the Clermont County area of Ohio.
UFOs invade Democratic presidential debate
The Los Angeles Times reports that presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich confirmed recent reports that he saw an unidentified flying object some time ago in the state of Washington.
Spooky places: 10 trips for twisted travelers
Palm Beach Post has this listing of creepy locales worldwide for the venturous tourist. Sites include the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Luxor, Egypt, The Conciergerie in Paris, and many more.
"Haunted" swing won't stop rocking
LIVENEWS.com.au has picked up on the story of the swing that seems to go on its own in the city of Firmat, Argentina that has baffled scientists. This report even includes some video of the swing in action.
RIP: Local legend laid to rest
The Rensselaer Republican reports that members of a local ghost hunting group believe they have debunked the mysterious Moody's Light on Meridian Road in Rensselaer, Indiana.
The Ghost Hunters
A reporter for the Glasgow Daily Record takes part in a paranormal investigation of the ironically haunted Edinburgh Dungeon in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Truly haunted shop
The Daily Iowan documents the rumored haunting of the Haunted Bookshop of Iowa City, Iowa.
Search on for paranormal at Davenport museum
Radio Iowa reports that local paranormal investigators are currently investigating claims of paranormal activity at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa.
Gallows Hill home called most haunted
WWAY NewsChannel 3 has filed this report on a reportedly haunted home in Wilmington, North Carolina on land that was once home to public executions and is known as Gallows Hill.
Eerie Haunted Hotel Stories
Hotel Interactive, Inc. has this listing of reportedly haunted hotels around the United States.
Haunted ski resorts
MSNBC tracks the various ski resorts in the United States and Canada that are rumored to have more than a few ghostly guests.
Green Park Inn's lady in white
Go Blue Ridge details the haunting of Green Park Inn in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and its resident ghost, Laurel Greene.
Reporter haunted by stay in historic Jefferson hotel
A reporter from the Longview News Journal has these stories to tell about her stay at the allegedly haunted Jefferson Hotel in Jefferson, Texas.
Jen's Haunted Halloween!
OK! Magazine has this article on the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon (apparently because Jennifer Aniston has been staying there recently), where all the rooms ending with the numbers "03" are haunted (especially 703) in one fashion or another.
Sisters explore hauntingly familiar tales
Grand Traverse Herald has this report on a recent investigation of paranormal activity at the Bowers Harbor Inn in Traverse City, Michigan.
Haunted hotel in Connecticut?
WTNH has filed this report on the Lighthouse Inn in New London, Connecticut that is home to paranormal activity.
Ghost Hunters Search Historic Hotel
WOWK goes ghost hunting with a local paranormal group to investigate claims of ghostly activity at the Elk Hotel in Sutton, West Virginia.
The lady vanishes
The Boston Globe reports on the "Mischievous Lady," as she has been dubbed, that is believed to haunt the Beechwood Inn in Barnstable, Massachusetts.
Housekeeper experiences paranormal activity at Billings hotel
KPAX-TV explores claims of paranormal activity at the Dude Rancher Lodge in Billings, Montana.
Don CeSar haunted?
Tampa Bay's 10 has filed this report on the reported haunting of the Don CeSar hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
Mitchell house draws ghost hunters, Sci Fi Channel movie
Indiana Daily Student has this write-up on the reportedly haunted bed and breakfast, the Whispers Estate in Mitchell, Indiana, which is reportedly home to a spirit named Rachel and will be featured on the upcoming Children of the Grave documentary on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Ghoul hunt at Horton Mansion on TV today
An article from the New Jersey Herald details the history and a recent paranormal investigation of the historic Horton Mansion in Newton, New Jersey, which will be featured on a local program tonight.
Vishnu Springs: Is the old place haunted?
Western Courier has this write-up on the strange goings-on in the ghost town of Vishnu Springs, Illinois.
Secretary of spooks?
An article from the Rutland Herald details the ghostly presence (believed to be former resident Ruth Burgess) that occupies an old building in Montpelier, Vermont that now houses the Vermont Secretary of State's office.
Camera captures creepy sights at cemetery
The Nashua Telegraph documents some odd photos taken at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Hollis, Ohio - long rumored to be haunted and even known as Blood Cemetery.
On Dining: Hungry for a good scare? Try these haunts
Seattle Post Intelligencer takes a look at the reportedly haunted restaurants of Seattle, Washington; including Kell's, the Deluxe Bar and Grill, and the College Inn Pub.
Pubs haunted by ghostly goings-on
Bradford Telegraph Argus has this article on the reports of hauntings at the English pubs, Dog and Gun in Oxenhope and Hare and Hounds in Wibsey, which were documented in the new book Haunted Bradford by Andy Owens.
The County Press explores the accounts of ghostly activity at the Castaways Restaurant in Elba Township, Michigan.
Spirits haunt South Sound places
The Olympian goes after the tales and legends of hauntings in the theaters that make up the South Sound area of Washington.
Royal Oak theater may be part of Metro Detroit's haunted history
The Detroit News details the alleged hauntings of the Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan, and gives a quick list to other haunted theaters around Detroit.
The legend of Chappie
Kawartha Media Group features the ghost of "Chappie" believed to haunt the Peterborough Theatre Guild in the Ontario province of Canada.
Theater ghost lives on
StateHornet.com details the haunting of Sacramento State's University Theatre in Sacramento, California.
Lake Worth Playhouse haunted?
WPTV has filed this report on the Lake Worth Playhouse in Lake Worth Florida, which has long been rumored to be haunted.
A spirited performance
The State has this write-up on the ghostly going-ons at the Longstreet Theatre on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
A Central Illinois Ghost Story
WCIA-3 News reports on the claims of paranormal activity at the Avon Theater in Decatur, Illinois.
The haunts of Hibbing High
The International Falls Daily Journal has this article on the Hibbing High School auditorium in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Liverpool Daily Post has this list of reportedly haunted locations around Liverpool, England; including the Childwall Abbey Hotel, Rodney Street, Whitechapel, and more.
Ghosts certainly make life interesting
Additionally, Liverpool Daily Post talks with the author Spooky Liverpool - The Capital of Haunting, Billy Roberts, about the legends and haunted history of the city.
Politics and Poltergeists: Hauntings on the Hill
ABC News details the haunts, legends, and ghost stories of Washington D.C., including the White House and the U.S. Capitol Building.
5 haunted spots in California
The Los Angeles Times has this list of their top five haunted spots in California. Sites include theWinchester Mystery House, the Queen Mary, Alcatraz National Park, and more.
Check out these local haunts to scare up some fun
Los Angeles Daily News has gotten in on the fun as well and provided their own list, which also includes the Queen Mary, along with Hollywood Forever Cemetery and more.
Phantoms populate Peninsula
The Monterey County Herald focuses in on the Peninsula of California for their haunted tales, as well as looks at the new book Ghosts and Mystery: Along Old Monterey's Path of History by Randall Reinstedt.
Show-Me scary: Author hits the haunts of some of Missouri's otherworldly residents
The Kansas City Star visits with author Jason Offutt, author of Haunted Missouri: A Ghostly Guide to the Show-Me State's Most Spirited Spots, and hears the tales of ghosts around the state of Missouri, including the Hotel Savoy, the Lemp Mansion, and more.
Haunting happenings? Strange things said to occur at local sites
An article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on the spirits that haunt Saint Louis County, Missouri.
Can't Hardly Wraith
An article from the Baltimore City Paper talks with Ed Okonowicz about his book, Baltimore Ghosts, and the stories and legends of hauntings in the Maryland city he compiled.
Austin Boasts Ghosts Throughout Town
KXAN-TV filed this report on the haunting legends of Austin, Texas.
Spook-tacular ghost stories of the Peninsula
Peninsula Daily News has this write-up on the ghosts of the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington.
As Halloween rolls around, some say the county's dead are still alive
An article from the Amador Ledger-Dispatch explores the creepy locales in Amador County, California.
That's the spirit: Ghost stories abound in Broward
South Florida Sun-Sentinel checks in with these ghostly legends in Broward County, Florida.
Our favorite Weld ghost stories
The Tribune has filtered through the many ghost stories of Weld County, Colorado and come up with their favorite picks.
Paranormal group studies haunting reports
An article from the Montgomery Advertiser features a local ghost hunting group and documents some of the creepier locales of Alabama.
Folklore, scary stories and myth haunt county
Chambersburg Public Opinion reports on the creepy tales and haunted places of Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Chasing ghosts and ghouls
An article from the Midweek Herald looks at the number of hauntings reported in a corner of East Devon, England.
BWAH: Hunting the haunted
A featured article from the San Diego Union Tribune explores the lesser-known haunted locales around the county of San Diego, California.
Ghosts of Trumbull County
Tribune Chronicle has this article on the ghost stories of Trumbull County, Ohio.
Spooks run wild - just another day in Hudson
The Jersey Journal details the spooky tales that are spread over Hudson County, New Jersey.
East Texans spin yarns of spooky encounters
Longview News Journal has this write-up on some houses in east Texas that are rumored to be haunted.
Ghostly tales: Wiregrass full of stories of haunts and spirits
Dothan Eagle has this write-up about the paranormal happenings around Wiregrass area of southern Alabama.
The View From Fogo Island
The Pilot has this article concerning the ghosts and legends of Fogo Island, a island just off the coast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland.
Site resurrects university's forgotten past
The Lantern chases down the ghost stories that make up the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Students gather to learn secrets of UT's most famous ghosts
The Daily Beacon has this write-up on the legends and haunted buildings on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
25 years ago, ghost reported on Anderson University campus
Anderson Independent Mail reports on the past haunting of Sullivan Hall at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.
Terrifying tales: Fact or fiction?
Indiana Daily Student has this write-up on the legends of ghosts on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Does ghost of bludgeoning victim haunt Glenville State campus?
An article from the Daily Mail explores the campus haunts of Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia.
Ghostly legends live on in campus halls
The Orion breaks down the spooky spots that dot the campus of Chico State University in Chico, California.
Roy O. West Library Listed Among "Hoosier Haunts" in Indianapolis Star's Halloween Edition
DePauw University has this quick blurb on the DePauw University Library in Greencastle, Indiana, which is reportedly haunted by former Indiana governor, James Whitcomb.
Spooky Sightings in Simpkins Hall
An article from the Western Courier details the paranormal experiences in Simpkins Hall on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus in Macomb, Illinois.
An article from the Helena Independent Record takes a look at the new book Haunted Montana: A Ghost Hunter's Guide to Places You Can Visit by Karen Stevens and the growing number of ghost tours throughout the state.
Things that go bump in the night in Fernandina Beach
A writer for the Florida Times-Union attends one of Amelia Island Museum of History's ghost tours in Fernandina Beach Florida, and lives to tell the tales.
Spookily good for a haunting experience
Similarly, a writer for the Southern Daily Echo dares a nightly tour of "the most haunted location in Hampshire," Mottisfont Abbey in England.
Exploring the haunted history of St. Catharines
An article from Brock Press takes a look at the Historic Ghost Walking Tour in St. Catherines in the Niagara Region of Canada.
Fullerton can be a creepy city
The Daily Titan takes a look at the annual Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour that details the haunts of the California city.
Dead on: Operator of Newport ghost tour works hard to gather his facts
The Newport Daily News takes a look at the stops on the ghost tour that explores Newport, Rhode Island's haunted past.
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