The Mystery of the Franklin House

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Haunted Hotels

For almost a century, the Franklin House, also known as the Franklin Hotel, was a structural staple in Richmond, Virginia. The 100-room building was given such accolades as Richmond’s “largest boarding house” and “best furnished boarding house.” The establishment housed many guests during its history, but life wasn’t always successful. The Franklin faced bankruptcy in […]

Charles Reid and The True Story of the Vanishing Corpse

Charles J. Reid was a bright young man with a promising future in 1872. He was unmarried and still resided at home with his family in Xenia, Ohio. On that particular August morning, his parents, two sisters, and a visiting cousin waited on him at the breakfast table. Charles he walked in the room, but […]

Brown Mountain Lights: Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

The Brown Mountain Lights in North Carolina have fascinated visitors for decades. The history of the lights can be traced, through the Cherokee, as far back as 1200 A.D. They have been described as everything from Native American maidens searching for their husbands who had died in battle to wives of Civil War soldiers searching […]

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