The Curse of Chirikof Island

Chirikof Island is around 80 miles southwest of Kodiak in Alaska. The island has a long history of rumor and legend, although it’s difficult to substantiate much of the lore. The island was first sighted by Russian sea captain Alexei Chirikov in 1741, but wasn’t named after him until 1794.

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Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle has been deemed, “Britain’s Most Haunted Castle.” This could be true, but what’s even more interesting is the tremendous series of dramas, tragedies, and deaths attached to the structure. Such an established history is worthy of its own article series as we explore the history of the haunting.

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Leap Castle, the Leim Ni Bhanain

Leap Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest structures, and it’s featured in many modern resources as Ireland’s most haunted castle. Leap has one of the most fascinating and well-established structural histories in the country. Origins Names for the castle include Castle Leap, Leap Castle, Leim Ni Bhanain, Leamyvannan, and O’Bannon Leap.

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The Pursuit of the Bell Witch

The “Bell Witch” is a famous haunting that hails from Adams, Tennessee. It has been the subject of poems, stories, novels, and films throughout the past two centuries. One of the earliest non-biographical works was a poem called The Trials of Betsy Bell, writer unknown, published in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1906.

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Chicago’s Leutgert Ghost

The murder, and its resulting trial, was the most sensational episode of justice Chicago had ever witnessed in 1897. The notorious trial and even the death of the convicted killer was not the end. It was only the beginning of a haunting that some believe is ongoing today.

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Unlucky Hannah of the Narragansett Pier

The Robinson family was a notable Rhode Island family in the 1800s. Rowland Robinson was the hardheaded patriarch and his daughter, Hannah, was just as strong-willed as he was. Unfortunately, Hannah was also involved in events that would leave her forever-branded “Unlucky Hannah.

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Battling the Clip Wizard, or Mad Shearer

The Clip Wizard was a legend out of Middleway, West Virginia. The Middleway area has been known by a variety of names: Smithfield, Wizard Clip, or just Clip.

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The Ghosts of Ellis Island

When we hear the phrase “Ellis Island” we think of the historic gateway to America, the grand entrance for so many immigrants who wanted a life in the new world. What we aren’t familiar with is the colorful history of this iconic location in New York Harbor. Origins It was “Oyster Island” because the waters held countless oysters, a favorite of the Dutch settlers.

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