History of Haunted Places in France

November 12, 2008 at 11:05 am (Ghost, horror, spirit, Stories) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Besancon – Downtown – A man was driving down a road at a very high speed and crashed into a brick wall. At night time, you can hear squealing tires, and a man saying, “Merde!” (French curse word) before hearing a crash.

Blois – Fougeacuteres Sur Bieacutevre – Poltergeist outbreaks with loud banging noises on house walls, things being frozen in ice and eerie figures that make themselves noticed from the window sills.

Lyons – Seyssuel – Rumor has it that there was once a school ground that got destroyed in World War One. Since the village was re-built in the late 1920s, ever since then, there have been reports of poltergeist activities, contagious laughter and singing.

Paris – Best Western Montparnasse – Reports of awaking from strange dreams to see a bright wispy blue hand and arm directly over their face.

Paris – The Catacombs – Found Camera and video, of an explorer, the footage shows him running, and being afraid of something. He was never found.

Paris – Eiffel Tower – One night, a girl and her boyfriend went out. The girl arranged the date to break up with him. He wanted to propose to her. When she told him, he erupted. He took her to the top of the Eiffel tower, and threatened her. She didn’t believe him, because he had always been so nice to her. So when he said if she married him, he would spare her, she said NO. Then, he pushed her off the top! At night, you can hear a girl laughing and saying NO, then a scream, and silence.

Versailles – Chateau of Versailles – This was the home of the French royal family from 1682 to 1789, when the French Revolution began, and in the end, the King and Queen were beheaded. People experience seeing people in 18th century clothing and a different landscape from what it is today. It is said that you travel back in time during their visit. Also an odd silence is heard. The most famous ghost of this palace is Marie Antoinette herself, the queen who was beheaded long ago.

Vimey Ridge – One student tells of hearing the sounds of the war. Another described being grabbed by someone who looked like they were in a period movie about the site and being told to “run for your life you stupid kid” and being shoved towards the tunnel exit. As they were exiting the tunnel, yet another student tells of seeing, in plain daylight, a soldier stepping on a land mine and then nothing.

Vimy Ridge – Canadian trenches – Soldiers have been awoken by the sounds of heavy breathing and gear rustling, we where startled and amazed to see a German soldier in full ww1 combat gear attempting to “stick” them with a bayonet.

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Most Haunted Places in Italy

November 8, 2008 at 5:13 am (Ghost, horror, spirit, Stories) (, , , , , , , , )

Calabria – In the mountains – Sometimes you will see a white light glowing at night. Also people have reported seeing a very pale women wearing a white dress walk around for about a minute then disappear at about 12:00 at night.

Florence
– Belvedere Fort- On the other side of the Arno River lies a plot developed only after the onset of the Industrial Revolution. Witches were burned there at the stake; numerous incarcerations, exiles, murders–during the night, the labyrinthine streets vibrate with preternatural energy. Footsteps in the dark on an abandoned cobbled street. Voices in empty alleyways; churchyards wherein one can see the faint images of victims denied succor. The Belvedere Fort itself is a brick edifice that had once divided the outlying country from the inner city in the Middle Ages. Ghosts, shadows, wraiths walk beside the wall, vanishing beneath the street lamps before reappearing anew in the shadows. Children’s laughter and singing.

Florence – Pensione Burchianti – small, translucent, pinkish male ghost has been seen in the frescoed room (the one in which Mussolini once stayed), as well as the feeling of icy cold breath on people’s faces, the feeling of someone sitting on the bed when there’s no one there, and the feeling of being watched when there’s no one there. People have also reported seeing a child ghost wandering throughout the halls, a maid ghost that will clean rooms at night, and an old knitting woman sitting in a rocking chair. The owner of the pensione will not stay there at night because of the hauntings.

Forio – Island of Ischia – In an old villa at the end of Via Spinavola, on Easter morning you will see a short looking ghost walk up the outside stairs to the balcony. the story goes that the man that owned the home in the 60`s committed suicide on Easter morning by drinking rat poison because his gay friend left him for another man. The ghostly figure appears short because in the late 70`s the 3rd floor was raised 18 inches during renovations.

Northern Italy – Lucedio Monestary – This place is haunted by monks and people who were sacrificed. There were footsteps heard, apparitions were seen, sounds were heard.

Pensione – Burchianti -small, translucent, pinkish male ghost has been seen in the frescoed room (the one in which Mussolini once stayed), as well as the feeling of icy cold breath on people’s faces, the feeling of someone sitting on the bed when there’s no one there, and the feeling of being watched when there’s no one there. People have also reported seeing a child ghost wandering throughout the halls, a maid ghost that will clean rooms at night, and an old knitting woman sitting in a rocking chair. The owner of the pensione will not stay there at night because of the hauntings.

Pompeii – Ancient Roman city where a volcano erupted, burying the city killing 2,000 people in ancient times. Screams, shadows, and sulfur have been smelled and seen here.

Rome – The Coliseum – It had been reported at night, noises of swords clashing, horses snorting and the sounds of chariots running at the coliseum. One time as a woman was leaving at night, she felt her hair being grabbed and pulled back into the coliseum.

Rome – Area around the Forum – There are a lot of old ancient Roman housing areas surrounding the Forum in Rome. Mostly at night, especially when there aren’t too many visitors or tourists, you can look down over the barriers into the arches and catch glimpses of shadowy figures walking around or gesturing. These figures are mostly just memories of the past or lasting imprints, not anybody with “unfinished business”. These “ghosts” are hard to find because most of Rome is lit up at night, but if you are lucky enough, you can find a rare unlit section of ruins, and watch the figures.

Sicily – Palermo Catacombs – the corpses hanging on the walls sometimes faintly move. When you walk by them, they will be in one position, and when you pass by them again. They will be moved. In one of the rooms, you can here, whistling, talking and people talking amongst themselves. You get a creepy feeling when you walk in the main door.

Venice – If you are not careful while walking in small groups after dark, it is possible to get trapped in a time loop. There are also many places where you can see the ghosts of people lurking in the shadows, although they will usually disappear when they realize that they have been seen.

Venice –
Island of No Return – Reports of voices, footsteps, sounds, and an overall sense of evil permeates the island. Locals of the area still will not journey there at night.

Venice – Poveglia – An island not open to tourists. Was originally a self-governing island hundreds of years ago before being taken over by Italy. When the black plague swept over the country, Poveglia was where the dead bodies and even those who were still alive were dumped. They were put into “plague pits” where hundreds or even thousands of bodies and still-living victims of the disease were thrown in and either buried, burned or just left in the open to rot. Centuries later, a hospital was built by a doctor who tortured patients and who tried experimental therapies of his own invention on mental patients. The hospital, his office and the crematorium, still stands. The island is used for farming only and no tourists are permitted on the island at any time. Psychics have received special permission to visit and even they were scared out of their minds.

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