2017: Iowa’s Frightening Malvern Manor is Haunted by Dark Entities and Ghosts of the Mentally-Disturbed

Every once and a while I’ll discover a haunted location that completely captivates me, even though I’ve never stepped foot inside. Malvern Manor is one of those places. There’s something about the shabby white building located in Malvern, Iowa that screams haunted. I often find that when buildings have gone through many incarnations they have that type of energy about them, as if the ghosts still residing within its walls are all fighting to have the building remembered for what it was when they were alive. Built in the late 1800s, Malvern Manor was a family-owned hotel that served as a comfortable place for traveling salesmen to rest their heads after long journeys across the country. For two dollars a night you got a warm bed and hot meals, and because of its close proximity to the railroad, the hotel was a success and booked solid nearly every night. Unfortunately, as […] Read More

1894: A Wailing Ghost In Brooklyn

XAVIER ORTEGA Sr. Editor at GhostTheory A cold darkness permeated Brooklyn’s east side one night in 1894. Under a bright moonlight, the cobblestone streets glistened as a thick fog poured over them. A fog that made its way down the hills surrounding Brooklyn’s Ward 27. An area surrounded by cemeteries that were almost as old as the dark, wet dirt that fills them. On these empty streets, five young women found themselves ankle-deep in a coiling fog. In a hurry, they decided to cut across an empty lot near Knickerbocker Avenue. As the ladies made their way through the lot, something made them stop dead in their tracks. Something white up ahead. The wafting fog grew more and more as the women shivered together. Just then, a hysterical cry ripped through the fog, sending a bolt of lightning down their chilled spines. Before any of them could move, much less utter a […] Read More

1873: Ghost of Tom Potter

On Groom’s Hill, Greenwich, there resides a friend of mine, Mr. H—–d, a gentleman of great respectability, of varied attainments and of considerable mental ability, a student of literature, religion, and science. His position is that of an underwriter at Lloyd’s, and in the society of his wife and children, he enjoys a wholesome domestic life. Among those persons engaged in this comfortable household in the year 1866, was a young widow named Mrs. Potter, whose services were occasionally required for various periods as a needlewoman and general assistant. She had one son named Tom, a bright, handsome, delightful boy: he could sing and play; he was clever and accomplished; he excelled in any study to which he gave his attention, and though he was wayward and restless, he was the favorite of everyone who knew him. This brave and troublesome boy was provided with a home and educated […] Read More

2015: Nurses Share Their Spooky Encounters

If there’s one place on earth which is guaranteed to be haunted, it’s got to be a hospital right? With people shuffling off the mortal coil on a daily basis, hospitals are generally pretty creepy places to visit. But what is it like to work in one? Here are 22 spooky ghost stories shared by nurses on allnurses.com, which prove you don’t just need healing hands to work in a hospital, you also need balls of steel. DON’T LET THEM TAKE ME! The best I have heard is from a nurse who said that one night she was floated to oncology at the hospital she used to work at. She was given a patient who was passing away and had been unconscious for several days. At one point during the night the nurse went into the room and the patient was at the top of the bed and looked at her […] Read More

1873: Spirits Attack at the Huckleberry Strip

Here’s a strange account clipped from the Savannah Morning News – August 30, 1873: All Cumru Township, over in Berks County, is agitated from the fact that a spirit settlement has taken up its abode in a narrow strip of wood about five miles from the city of Reading, on the road leading out to Kohl’s Mill. It was a raw, damp night when your correspondent alighted at the roadside inn, about a half-mile from the above place. The wind howled, and the swaying of the heavy branches of sturdy oaks creaked and sighed, and gave echo to the croaking owl away over on the mountainside. I need not describe one of these quaint old revolutionary relics–these Pennsylvania country wayside inns. In the barroom sat seven men, whose sun-browned features and shaggy whiskers told of long years of toil on the farm and wood-chopping on the hills. A coal-oil […] Read More

2015: Lone Pine Ghosts

Lone Pine and its surroundings are very very haunted. In addition to having played host to hundreds of movies and television shows, and possibly being the natural habitat to a winged demon, Lone Pine harbors multiple spirits of the dead. Here are just a few of the ghost stories being told about the town. Phantom Battles Whitney Portal Road is the only road in Lone Pine crossing Highway 395 with a stoplight. It leads west out of Lone Pine, through the Alabama Hills, and up to Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the continental United States. The road also plays host to phantom battles between ghostly Native Americans and U.S. soldiers. Originally the area around Lone Pine was populated by Paiute Indians. Everything was fine until 1860 when settlers began moving into the valley overrunning the tribe’s lands with cattle and sheep. The conflict began when in the winter […] Read More

1977: Ghosts Plague The Set of The Enfield Poltergeist

Imagine how you would feel if there were men chasing you around with cameras and mics, anxious to use your latest statement as hourly news? That is probably the life of our beloved Hollywood actors, politicians, diplomats, and recently, infamous entities from the other world that made human life difficult. Take poor Enfield Poltergeist, for example. there he was, undisturbed in his dominion, ever since taking it out on the unsuspecting Hodgson’s in 1977. but if only these men with huge cameras would leave him alone. Now, Jamie Campbell set out to create the latest horror flick with Oscar-nominated Timothy Spall, which is supposed to be an inspired-by-true-events story with documentations, recorded evidence, witness statements, etc. Sadly, as the actors gathered together for their shot, they were terrified by the incident of the “Flickering Camera” “Every time our photographer came on set his camera broke. It annoyed him, but […] Read More

1948: Edison Worked on a Spirit Phone to Record Voices of the Dead

A long-lost chapter of the memoir of Thomas Edison has been found and published in France and it contains details of the great inventor’s plans to build a device to record the voices of the newly departed. Edison’s original memoir is called “Diary And Sundry Observations” and was published in 1948, 16 years after his death. The first edition of the book contained the last chapter called “Spiritualism,” a collection of essays in which Edison talks about his beliefs in an afterlife and a way to communicate with the dead. I believe, rightly or wrongly, that life is undestructable … I am inclined to believe that our personality hereafter will be able to affect matter. If this reasoning be correct, then, if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected, or moved, or manipulated – whichever term you want to use – by our personality as […] Read More