Terror On Clinton Avenue

On a cold December night in 1878 Edward F. Smith decided to walk down to the Myrtle avenue police station. He hadn’t had much sleep in the past two weeks and was beginning to question his own sanity. Mr. Smith was as passionate as a skeptic as he was a master builder. He worked in a world with tangible objects, and rational fears. A world where ghosts and spirits were nothing but mere tales for distraction. However for the past few weeks Edward, his wife and his two young daughters had been terrorized by what they could only assume were phantoms living inside their old Knickerbocker-styled home on Clinton avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Barging through the precinct’s doors Edward rattled the late-shift awake. The few police officers unfortunate enough to work the late shift that cold night stopped and stared at the wild-eyed man. The man’s bloodshot eyes […] Read More

The Haunted House On The Hudson

If you keep driving past New York City, away from the blaring lights and sounds you’ll eventually drive past the small town of Nyack, New York. There, at the end of a listless cul-de-sac there stands a two-story rambling affair at the edge of the Hudson River. Inside, a dark history hides within the walls. The house on 1 LaVeta Place had been a boarding house and a private residence since it was built in the early 1900s. When a couple named George and Helen Ackley moved into the house in the early 1960s stories began to circulate around the town of strange goings-on inside the house; otherworldy stories from Ackleys themselves. The Ackleys shared the house with her children and grandchildren and had been reporting to their neighbors phantom footsteps, knockings, doors opening and slamming, and beds shaking violently with no possible explanation. A decade later, the family […] Read More

Haunted by a Fire Spook

A case of spontaneous fires in a home in the town of Woodstock, New Brunswick is the subject of the following article published in the Bangor, Maine Daily Whig on August 10, 1887: Woodstock, N.B., is greatly excited, says a “Boston Herald” dispatch, over the strange and inexplicable scenes which have been enacted in a little, two-story frame house on Victoria street, occupied by Reginald C. Hoyt, a picture frame dealer, who does business on Main street, a few doors above the Wilbur House. His family, consisting of his wife, five children and two nieces, are in a state of mental fear, dread, and anxiety, and will probably vacate the house at once. Between eleven o’clock, Friday morning, and noon, Saturday, no less than forty fires broke out in various parts of the house, and bedding, furniture, window shades, clothing, and various household articles were partially destroyed. Only untiring […] Read More

The Ammons Family Poltergeist

Sometime in November of 2011, Latoya Ammons and her children moved into the small, unassumingly quaint house that sat on Carolina street in Gary, Indiana. Within a short period of having moved in, Latoya began to feel that something strange was also in the house with them. Clunking footsteps around her house at nights. A shadowy figure pacing around their living room and ghastly swarms of flies that appeared in the dead of Winter. There were also reports of mysterious and sudden bouts of rage that seemed to momentarily take control her children, making them to hurt each other. All of these unexplained occurrences brought an unknown terror to the single mother of three. However when one of her children levitated off the bed in front of their eyes, the Ammon family knew that what they were dealing with was way beyond their control and frightfully real. The story […] Read More