Category: Legends

George Washington Haunts Here: The Ghost of the First President

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are three sites that George Washington’s ghost has been seen. Mount Vernon Mount Vernon photograph courtesy of George Washington’s Mount Vernon George Washington owned Mount Vernon from 1761 until his death in 1799. Mount Vernon was where Washington was the happiest. In the spring of 1806, Massachusetts politician…


Haunted Statesville, NC: The Tragedy, Legend and Personal Experiences

Every town has some kind of haunted history. Yet, I just happened to be lucky enough to grow up in one that has multiple stories and legends. Some of the legends are well documented, and others are handed down from generation to generation. They exist because of tragic accidents, spooky settings, and eyewitness accounts some…


The Legend of the Pactolus Light – Pledge Nights

One of the greatest adventures I had in college was being a member of my fraternity. Brotherhood meant everything to me. It was the brotherhood that helped me get through some of the toughest moments in my time at East Carolina University. To this day, my brothers are still a part of my life; though…


The Haunting Experiment of Edinburgh Castle

We are drawn to haunted places because they possess something that is extraordinary; ghosts. Most of us are lucky enough to not have to deal with paranormal occurrences on a daily basis. This means that when one does have an encounter with something strange, it’s all the more terrifying, and yet, fascinating. Most of these…


The Haunting of Michigan Bell

I was born in Grand Rapids, MI. We moved out of state before I was a year old but visited family often. Over the years, I’ve heard different legends about the area and its ghosts, including the Michigan Bell. This particular story has always stuck with me. But I’d only been told the end of…


The Most Haunted Places in New York

I lived in New York for most of my life until I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2005. While in New York, I’ve experienced quite a few things, to say the least. I’ve seen everything from muggings, murders, The Miracle on the Hudson, World Series, Super Bowls, to the sight and sounds of Christmas…


The Magic of the Solstice: Aliens, Giants, or Magic?

As I write this, the winter solstice fast approaches. My friends, most of whom celebrate Christmas, are on-line, grabbing one last gift for the kid, the hubby, the neighbor who unexpectedly RSVP’d to the holiday party… Personally, I’m in hibernation mode and behind on everything. Including this blog, the deadline for which has long passed….


History of Christmas Ghost Stories

We all know that Halloween is a favorite time of year for people to discuss things that go bump in the night. But, as the days grow short and the end of the year nears, it may come as a surprise to learn that there is another beloved holiday that has traditionally carried a practice…


Cats in the Paranormal

Cats are quite popular. In fact, most of the APS Core team are proud crazy cat ladies, present company included. But what is it about our furry feline friends that makes them so irresistible and cute? All they need to do is look at you with their gorgeous big eyes, and you are instantly smitten…


Ghost Stories of the Founding Fathers

Another Fourth of July has come and gone. Every year, I can’t help but think of the ghosts of the patriots who still reside with us. While their physical bodies are gone, their spirits live on in this country they created through blood, sweat, and tears. Could it be that these founding fathers are still…