Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Scariest Places To Visit In The United States – 3 Lesser Known Locales
Haunted locations definitely get a lot of attention, and there are some tried and true options. Some of which are going to come through and be nothing more than tourist trap. You can read about those and see them represented on television, but they are nothing more than lore and boredom. Then there are some locations that don’t always get noticed, they are alive with paranormal activity, and do not get the amount of press that others do. It’s with that in mind that you may want to traverse an arena that will stun your senses, as you consider the following 4 lesser known places to visit in the United States that will haunt you for years.
Union Cemetery (Connecticut)
When you think Connecticut, you think money. Some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered there including the WWE. Even though money reigns in this locale, so does a deep and storied past that isolates some of the most haunting locations. Among them includes Union Cemetery, a location that has been cited for the “White Lady” that haunts the night with a nightgown that has even been seen through video footage. Police patrol the area on a regular, but sightings of the ghost have been known to occur beyond the cemetery gates. Stories of drivers hitting the lady and hearing the sounds of a person getting run over are rampant, and proliferate the lore of this location.
Willard Asylum (New York)
Asylums are usually creepy to think about, but in this case, things go for the jugular fast. Closed in 1995, this Asylum has been left to rot and those that have come through it, have taken photographs of what very well may be the scariest place in the United States. Within the wall, thousands of patients met their final destination, and the ghosts of those that passed away haunt the location. If you don’t think it’s so scary, consider that this location included a full working morgue, with morticians table, and the likes, as most patients never made it out alive. Decay may have overtaken many of the walls, but it’s the ghosts that still run through the whispering wind of the halls that will creep you out the most. That is, if the rats don’t get you first.
Eastern State Penitentiary (Pennsylvania)
Closed in 1971, this maximum security prison is one of the many decaying prisons in the United States. It was one of the first to have a specific design element (wagon wheel) that would be utilized to date for prisons. Torture, murder, and much more line the hallways here, in one of the most compelling and haunted places in the United States. Recognized as a national landmark, this locale may not be as decrepit and abandoned as others, but it most certainly has a cold, dead stare that hits you as you step foot on the grounds.
This is just the beginning, there are many buildings, locations, and lesser known areas in the United States that are not only creepy, but downright nightmarish. Some even include the “Disney” signature, since they’ve abandoned several developments, but that’s for another time.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Urban Legends in The US – 3 Stories That Still Flourish
Urban legends proliferate pop culture in a lot of different ways, and in modernity, you will find that it still continues. Even those that have been disproven seem to get into new forms, popularized through social media and the likes. That being said, you may want to look into these 3 stories that could very well keep you up at night. They proliferate culture and are still talked about in a lot of areas.
Patterson Road Ghosts (Texas)
Everything is bigger in Texas, so the claim to fame goes, and rightfully so. Some of the most infamous legends come from the Lone Star State, and one of the most prominent includes the Patterson Road ghosts. Going back the Civil War in the United States, soldiers crossed an area in Houston where the Langham Creek Bridge moves across Patterson road. On cold nights and early morning misty moments, footsteps and silhouettes of the soldiers can be seen and heard.
Green Man (Pennsylvania)
In the city of Koppel, legend has it that a horrifying monster walks the streets at night. Many stories have been told in regards to this tale, and many associate it with “Green Man”. At night, a horrible sight can be seen, a man without a face, horribly disfigured, and some say zombie like can be seen at night. While many find this to be a boogeyman tale, others will testify to the fact that it has been proven true. There was a man with a horribly disfigured face that walked the streets, and no, he wasn’t a zombie or a monster. Just a man that didn’t want to be seen. However, the story goes that he still walks the areas, and his ghost comes through in vivid detail if you’re out late. Many stories are given to this man’s life, and most consider his origins to be that closely resembling something out of a comic book. However, real or not, the legend continues as “Green Man” stalks his victims late at night.
The Ghosts of Gravity Hill (Washington)
In Prosser, Washington there is a hill that seems to be taking the world of urban legends by storm. It’s the only place that has the opposite gravitational pull. When at the bottom of the hill known as “Gravity Hill” a driver can put their vehicle in neutral and mysteriously get pulled uphill. Insane, right? But what is even more illuminating is the trick of putting baby powder on the bumper and seeing handprints, specifically those of little children that seems to push the car uphill. What could it be? Not even science knows in this case.The aforementioned are just 3 options that come through in regards to urban legends in the United States, but there are so many more to explore as stories proliferate through social media, and beyond