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Ash Manor Ghost

The Ash Manor Ghost is a curious haunting that occurred in England in the 1930s and was solved by psychical researcher NandorFodor. The case demonstrated how underlying psychological factors of the living can create, or at least contribute to, an apparent ghostly manifestation. It also provided one explanation as to why some individuals are haunted at a particular site and …

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Bentham, Jeremy

Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) was a founder of University College in London, Jeremy Bentham had his body mummified upon death and mounted on display in the college. His ghost is said to rise up at night, leave the cabinet and rattle about the halls. Bentham was a law reformer, natural scientist and philosopher. He was greatly interested in mummification and proposed …

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Evelyn Byrd

Evelyn Byrd (1707–1737) was the eldest daughter of William Byrd II, an early American colonial father and the founder of the city of Richmond, Virginia. Evelyn Byrd reportedly has haunted the grounds of what was her childhood estate, Westover, located on the James River. Her erratic and infrequent appearances never threaten or frighten anyone; Evelyn, it seems, made a vow …

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Capone, Alphonse “Scarface”

Capone, Alphonse “Scarface” (1899–1947) One of America’s most famous and violent gangsters who rose to power during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Alphonse, or Al, Capone has entered ghost lore as both a haunting presence himself and as an experiencer of ghosts while alive. Life Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian immigrant …

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Faceless Gray Man of Pawleys Island

The Faceless Gray Man of Pawleys Island is a legend of an APPARITION of a gray man with no face who appears just before hurricanes strike at Pawleys Island off the coast of South Carolina. In times past, before modern technology enabled advance warning of hurricanes, the Gray Man was credited with saving thousands of lives. The identity of the …

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Resurrection Mary

Resurrection Mary One of Chicago’s most famous and oft-sighted Ghosts. Resurrection Mary is a beautiful blond, blue-eyed girl dressed in a fancy white dress, white dancing shoes and thin shawl, and sometimes clutching a small evening bag. She takes her name from Resurrection Cemetery, a 475-acre burial ground located on Archer Avenue in Justice, a suburb of Chicago, where she …

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Tregeagle, Jan

Jan Tregeagle (also Tregagle, Jan) is the Ghost of a 17thcentury sinner from Cornwall, England, who was summoned from the grave and set to eternal and fruitless tasks. A historical Jan Tregeagle existed; he was a local magistrate, stern and unpopular, who used his position to amass a fortune. According to legend, he accomplished this by forgery, fraud, seizing the estates …

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Turpin, Dick

Dick Turpin (d. 1739) is one of Britain’s most infamous highwaymen, whose Ghost is said to still haunt Hounslow Heath and large stretches of highway between London and the Scotland border. Dick Turpin, from Essex, was a butcher who became a cattle thief, murderer and robber. Most of his criminal activities were carried out in the early 18th century in Essex, …

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Wild Edric

Wild Edric Medieval fighter of England said to haunt the mines of the borderlands near Wales with his Fairy wife and band of warriors. Wild Edric rose to fame during the Norman Conquest of Britain in the 11th century. Within a century of his death, his life and exploits were legend. According to the Domesday Book, Wild Edric was a …

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Versailles Ghosts

Versailles Ghosts One of the most famous Ghost cases of the 20th century, involving Apparitions of people and buildings in the Petit Trianon at Versailles dating to the 1770s prior to the French Revolution. Reports of apparitions in the Petit Trianon were recorded as early as 1870, but Versailles became an important and controversial case for psychical researchers beginning in …

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