If you read about or investigate the paranormal for a hobby, you probably have come across the story of the Amityville Horror, where a family in Amityville, New York spent twenty-eight horrific days in one of the most infamous haunted houses in the world.
The house, which is located at 108 Ocean Ave (formerly 112 Ocean Ave before the gawkers and tourists became too much to bear after the original film’s release in the late seventies and the street number was changed), also was where Ronald Defeo murdered six of his family members while they slept in November 1974.
Later the Warrens would come in to investigate the house in 1976, leading to one of the most chilling and controversial ‘real’ ghost photographs of all time, The Amityville Ghost Boy.
There is another photograph connected to the ever growing and confusing Amityville legend that has never really been brought to light.
It is said to have been taken in 1922 in the house that stood on the same property on which the Dutch Colonial the Defeos and Lutzes both lived in later stood.
And the figure within the captured image was claimed to be conjured during a seance no less…
I started this site for many reasons….to inform, to educate and because I get news items in my feeds about a ghost that seems intent on stealing some buds of quality marijuana.
See what I mean, where else can you get to write sentences like that one without being high yourself?
Yet that is what one grower of the infamous green leafed plant claims happened recently in his greenhouse.
Considering that our last Haunting Tale came from one of the ghost segments of the show Unsolved Mysteries, I was hesitant to use another case that was so popular from the show.
That was before I ran into the video segment online for the Tallman’s Ghost case, which covered the story of Debbie and Allen Tallman, who thought they had found a perfect house for their family on Larrabee Street in Horicon, Wisconsin.
However, just months after moving in, the entire family was chased from the home by what seemed to be a poltergeist type of haunting that some say bordered on the demonic.
Others say that Debbie and Allen Tallman were out of their depth when buying the house, and made the story up to escape a house they could not afford.
So what did reside in the house on Larrabee Street? Was it a cold demonic force, a pesky poltergeist or the results of mistaking the normal for the extra ordinary or even fraud?
The first of many Haunting Tales comes from an old Unsolved Mysteries episode from the late nineties.
It tells the story of a apparent Poltergeist type haunting in the brush lands of Texas at the Three Partners Ranch, a three thousand acre piece of land in Central Texas. There, a very loud spirit would bang on the walls and pound across the floor as it stalked the halls of the ranch three men had bought as a business venture.
This is another relatively infamous ghost photo which was taken at Raynham Hall in Norfolk in 1936. It was taken by two photographers for Country Life magazine, which made its name highlighting the pleasures of living in the country and used photographs of various stately homes as evidence of this. According to the story, the two journalists were doing just such a photo shoot when they saw the ghost descending the stairs and quickly took this photograph.
By Thomas Spychalski
It is said that ghosts and spirits will cling to the places they once lived, be it because they are trapped there or these are the only ‘homes’ that they feel they can go to and feel safe.
It is not surprising then, to hear that a demolition crew in Kendal, Cumbria had a run in with the ghost of a woman who used to run the boarding house they were there to knock down, even getting the spooky ghost photo at the top of this article which appears to show the blurred form of a woman peering out from the half destroyed structure.
By Thomas Spychalski
The Amityville Horror is a one of the most famous haunting cases ever to be recorded, mostly due to the fact that the haunting itself was the subject of a bestselling book, The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson, which was followed by the 1979 film of the same name. The house itself, as it looked at the start of all the hype, with it’s ‘eye’ windows on the third floor and it’s ominous exterior, was the perfect prop for a ghost story.
By Thomas Spychalski
A driver in Gloucestershire area claims that he has twice encountered a ghostly figure waiting at the bus stop at Dilke Hospital.