5. Salem Inn
Salem Inn was built in Salem, Massachusetts, the town famous for witch hunts and trials. While the owners and staff vehemently decline the existence of ghosts or paranormal activity within the inn, guests often report sightings and strange experiences. There is one ghost, Katherine, who rushes in through the front door and brings a cold breeze with her. And while there are no cats located or even allowed on the premises, guests who are allergic to cats report symptoms as if a cat were around, and guests frequently say that they keep seeing cats out of the corner of their eyes. Another famous ghost is that of a child, and it’s said that their laughter can be heard throughout the inn as well as the sounds of their feet shuffling down hallways.
4. Kloster Unterzell
Maria Renata von Mossau was one of the last women to be tried for witchcraft in Germany. She was a Bavarian nun and was only nineteen when beheaded and burnt. She ‘confessed’ to poisoning her fellow nuns, consorting with the devil since she was seven and now, over two hundred and fifty years later, her ghost is still said to roam the halls of the convent she was taken from.
3. Castle of Good Hope
The Castle was built in South Africa in the late 1600s and has a long and bloody history.
Now the fort is not in military use and is instead a tourist attraction. The night shift guards say they’ve heard strange noises including blood-curdling screams in the darkest parts of the building. It is said to be the ghost of a man who hanged himself in the bell tower more than three hundred years ago.
The building even houses a dungeon where people used to be tortured, and one guard said one night he heard the screams of many people. When he went to investigate, no one was there but he couldn’t shake the feeling of being watched.
2. Convent of St Agnes
In the convent of St Agnes in Josefov, Prague a ghost commonly referred to as the ‘murdered nun’ can be seen regularly.
In her life she was the daughter of a wealthy noble and fell in love with a poor knight. As the class divide was too much of an issue for her father, he sent her to live in the convent. One night after making plans to see her beloved knight her father found out and stabbed her to death. Now she wanders the convent and always appears to be sad and, on occasion, is either covered in blood or weeping. She is a kind ghost however, and reportedly appeared to a suicidal girl who was about to poison herself. The nun took the poison right out of her hand and gave her a bag of coins instead.
1. St. Augustine Lighthouse
Located on the coast of Florida, the St Augustine Lighthouse is still active today. Countless paranormal stories surround this forbidding tower. Tour guides report being physically touched, one had hairs ripped off his arm and was tripped over in the basement. Shadowy figures are seen on the stairs, footsteps are heard when no one is around. Unexplained voices are often reported and one paranormal investigative team heard a woman asking for help over and over, but they couldn’t find anyone.
Some say a light keeper’s daughter tragically died here. The above photo was taken by cell phone tower technician, Feagan Helms, while working on a nearby site. He claims he had a clear view of the lighthouse all day and didn’t see anyone at the top of the tower. Later that night when he was reviewing his photos he got chills at what he saw. There in one photo, clear as day, is the figure of someone standing precariously close to the edge of the lighthouse lookout. Could this be the spirit of the light keeper’s daughter who sadly lost her life on the property many years ago?
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