39 Local Horror Stories and Cursed Locations From Around the World

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39 Local Horror Stories and Cursed Locations From Around the World

Gather ‘round, folks, we’re doing our own off-season Are You Afraid of the Dark?. A bunch of our readers wrote in to tip us off about the ghost stories, solved and unsolved murders and other spooky stuff being churned out of their local rumor mills.

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... TELL US NOW. BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHTS Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina Justin M. explains there's three folklore explanations for mysterious forest lights: ghosts of Cherokee warriors killed in the forest trying to find their way home by torchlight, ghosts of escaped slaves who died trying to flee to the North, and (of course) ALIENS. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. GATEWAY TO HELL Stull, Kansas A dilapidated church (mysteriously destroyed) used to stand among a haunted cemetary in which the entrance to Hell supposedly exists. Rachel L. claims that the Pope avoids ever flying over. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. GEORGE STICKNEY HOUSE McHenry County, Illinois The house was designed with no 90 degree angles between walls, as the owners believed that spirits could get stuck in room corners. The original owners were mediums who loved to hold seances and gatherings. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. HADDO HOUSE Tarves, Scotland Emily R., who lived and worked there, says, We had a couple of ghosts, namely Lord Archibald, killed in one of the first motor accidents, and definitely a people's ghost as he's often spotted smiling or trying to talk to visitors. There's also a couple of servant ghosts and a small boy in the library. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. CRESCENT HOTEL Eureka Springs, Arkansas Melissa S. informs us that the haunted hotel just recently unearthed jars filled with different human body parts that had been buried for a long time. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. LOCATION: Denver, Colorado Cheesman Park is straight-up Poltergeist. The site was originally a cemetery, and after botched efforts to relocate the bodies, Instead of transporting the remaining 3,000 bodies,  removed any above-ground traces of the burial sites, built the park, collectively whistled, and walked away. - Richard U. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. LOCATION: Pennsylvania A car with the mummfied remains of its driver was found in Melanie E.'s hometown. It was hidden in the undergrowth off the exit ramp into town. Не had apparently had a medical emergency and went off the road. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. LOCATION: Spokane, Washington Robert Lee Yates is a serial killer of sex workers. CRI Lasha V. says, My first roommate is sure that's the guy who offered her a ride home from work. His neighbor worked in special ed at my school. She said he seemed like a nice, normal guy. Until they found the bodies buried in his yard, of course. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. LOCATION: Colonial Parkway, Virginia At least 8 unsolved murders have happened along the Colonial Parkway. River Colonial 199 Parkway Green Spring ntation Gloucester 5 Williamsburg 238 estown Yorktown erry Jam 143 Jamestown Three couples were confirmed murdered, an additional couple had disappeared and is presumed dead (fairly good assumption since this happened 30 years ago). -Anthony R. CRACKED.COM

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... TELL US NOW. LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida The body of Maddie Clifton was found inside the waterbed of her teenage neighbor. Benny S. says Josh Phillips killed Maddie over a game of catch where Maddie got hurt. Не was worried he'd get in trouble, so he strangled her with a telephone cord and beat her with a baseball bat before stuffing her into the box of his mattress. CRACKED.COM

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