A massive stone castle once stood in Florida. It was deemed the “House of Tragedy.” This virtual Hill House stood for a hundred years, and might still be standing, if anyone could’ve resided within its walls.
The media-deemed “America’s Royal Family” has long been known for wealth, privilege, and political power. Among the like-minded, it’s also known for power abuses, corruption, substance abuse, and mental illness. Is the Kennedy family really cursed?
This story has taken many forms through millennia. It has no known singular origin. The tale of the wandering Jew was common during Dark and Middle Age Europe and it seemed every location had its own version.
A massive white oak once stood outside of New Holland, Georgia. It sat on the edge of a swamp and remained relatively isolated for several centuries. The old oak tree was a strange place.
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.
We’re pleased to offer a new series for research at Appalachia Obscura. Hollyweird is a new article series involving curses, crimes, mysteries, and all things paranormal as it relates to celebrities, film, and television.
The legend of Egyptian Priestess Amen-Rah was a global story that thrilled audiences everywhere during the Victorian and Edwardian periods and even in the proceeding decades. One notable urban legend is still in circulation, where this cursed piece was responsible for sinking the Titanic. So, did the Egyptian noble have any actual influence on the sinking?
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.
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.
Old Nance was featured in a few old books, such as Spirit of the Mountains, by Emma B. Miles. This little known haunting is remarkably and uncannily similar to the Bell Witch episode on the other side of the state.