Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The Los Angeles Pet Cemetery in California is where a lot of celebrity pets are buried. There have been many sightings here, but most notably of Kabar. What was Kabar?||Ghosts
A great Dane. Kabar died in 1929. He was the dog of Rudolph Valentino. Apparently, he makes frequent appearances by his grave to lick all passersby.
|According to Mexican legend, this woman fell in love with a Nobleman who rejected her because of her Indian blood. For over 400 years, her wails of 'Oh My Children' has haunted New Mexico city. Who is she?||Ghosts
La Llorona. La Llorona according to most legends was Dona Luisa de Olveros, a Spanish Indian of outstanding beauty who fell in love with a nobleman Nuno de Montesclaros. When she came to know that he was marrying a Spanish noblewoman, she went crazy and killed her children. She was later convicted of sorcery and publicly hanged in Mexico city. But every night, at the stroke of midnight, she wails for the children she killed.
|She has been haunting Justice,Illinois since the 1930's. She has been seen by cops, taxi drivers, Ministers and some young men claim to have taken her dancing to the Willowbrook ballroom. Who is she?||Ghosts
Resurrection Mary. Many believe that Mary was a young Polish girl named Mary Bregavy, although her exact identity remains unknown. The girl died in an accident and was buried in the Resurrection Cemetery. In 1939 a cab driver gave her a ride and she disappeared right in front of Resurrection Cemetery ! She has been sighted by many since. Cool !
|The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is supposedly home to two famous ghosts. One of them is Marilyn Monroe, the second really famous ghost is?||Ghosts
Mongomery Clift. Room 928 of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is home to this famous actor. He lived here for three months while filming From here to Eternity and I guess he decided to stay on. Many hotel employees and guests have reportedly sensed the actor's ghostly presence
Ivan the Terrible. The appearance of the ghost of the unpopular tsar is said to bode disaster for Russian rulers. The ghost is an unsightly thing, with a flaming face. The most sightings occurred in 1894, before the marriage of Nikolai II to Alexandra Fyodorovna. The ghost of Lenin, the Soviet leader, has also been seen in the building.
Marie Antoinette. The beautiful Palace of Versailles on the outskirts of Paris is said to be haunted by Queen Marie Antoinette and members of her court. First reported in 1870, the apparition wears a pink dress and big shepherdess hat. The most eventful sighting so far occurred in 1901, when two women touring the palace were somehow witness to a scene from the late 1700s, the last happy days before the royal family was imprisoned and later executed by revolutionaries: Marie Antoinette was seen on the lawn drawing a landscape surrounded by outbuildings that were present when she lived there.
Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth was allegedly the most psychic of the British monarchs, with a belief and interest in psychic phenomena. She is said to have had a vision of her own death, which occurred in 1603. Her ghost has been seen in a black mantilla walking the castle ramparts or in the Queen's library.
Nero. The spot where the church now stands was supposedly haunted by the ghost of the demented Roman emperor for centuries. Nero committed suicide in 68 AD and was buried at the spot. After his death a large oak tree grew up from his grave and attracted his spirit to the earth, according to legend. People were so tired of his menacing ghost that in 1099 they submitted a petition to Pope Padschall II to do something about the situation. The Pope fasted and prayed for a period of time, after which the Virgin Mary appeared and gave him instructions on how to deal with the emperor who would not die. The oak tree was cut down, Nero's bones were dug up, and both were burned and tossed into the Tiber. In celebration of the successful exorcism, the chapel was built on the spot in 1472.
Washington. L'Enfant was fired when he demolished a house because it blocked a view of the Capitol.
|What kind of ghost energy is usually seen in graveyards and resembles mist or smoke?||Ghosts
Ectoplasm . Graveyards are the best place to go if you want to see ectoplasm. Other things such as orbs can be seen in graveyards but ectoplasm is by far the most common.
|Which type of ghosts are known as "stalker" ghosts because they follow certain people while hiding in the darkness?||Ghosts
Shadow People. I don't know a whole lot about these guys. I've heard stories about them, though. They usually seem pretty creepy, not nice, and have even been violent with the people they follow.
|True or false: One of the things people forget about the most while ghost hunting is to ask permission before going on someone's property?||Ghosts
t. This can be considered trespassing.
|What kind of ghost is considered the 'playful' ghost because it knocks stuff off of shelves, shuts doors, etc. but has been known to hurt and even kill people?||Ghosts
Poltergeist. Poltergeists are the playful ghosts, orbs are the balls of energy, shadow people are stalker-type ghosts, and 'time' ghosts are manifestations that are from another time that appear to be going about their business as if they are still in the time period they died in.
|What does EMF stand for?||Ghosts
Electro-Magnetic Fields . Ghosts are known/believed to create EMFs and detectors can measure how much is in the area.
|What is considered the most haunted place in the world?||Ghosts
Chillingham Castle, England. Chillingham Castle has had thousands of murders in its years. Most of the people murdered still haunt the place today. Chillingham is the home of the famous Gray Room. No one has been able to sleep in this room because of the feeling of being watched. There is also the Pink Room which is where a boy had been murdered and has been seen here ever since.
|What is the mist-like energy known as?||Ghosts
Ectoplasm. Ectoplasm is most commonly seen in outdoor haunted places, such as graveyards. It can also give a cold feeling to people near it.
A half-naked, half-frozen chicken. A scary half-naked, half-frozen chicken has been seen on numerous occasions haunting the area of Pond Square in London's Highgate. It seems the great Sir Francis Bacon decided to do an experiment with snow and decided to have his coachman buy, then kill and then pluck most of the feathers off the chicken. He then proceeded to stuff the chicken with snow and into a sack. However Bacon took ill and collapsed in the snow himself, and he died a few days later. No one knows what happened to the chicken during all this, but its shade has been observed on several occasions. Plucked of its feathers, the poor bird appears to flop around in circles and is quite hideous to look at. Of course it always disappears when someone tries to catch it. Anyone for fried chicken? Thank you for taking my quiz. I hope you enjoyed taking it as much as I did making it.
|Which US President visited the house of John Bell near Adams, Tennessee, and came away convinced the Bell Witch actually existed?||Ghosts Apparitions and Spooks
Andrew Jackson. It seems that the Bell Witch, as the spirit was called, was not impressed in the slightest by Old Hickory's visit and threw dishes and furniture at him. The honorable Mr. Jackson was said to have left in quite a rush! The Bell Witch started haunting the John Bell home in 1817 until 1821, when she announced that she was leaving but would return in seven years. She returned for a couple of weeks in 1828 before disappearing again. Some still think that she remains to this day and haunts a nearby cave on the banks of the Red River. This cave is, of course, called the Bell Witch Cave. The Tennessee Historical Commission has even erected a marker describing the Witch's tirade against the Bell household. Now, does anyone want to go check out that cave next to the Red River--maybe on a dark, rainy night about midnight, the Witching Hour?
|If you were driving along Archer Avenue in Chicago's South Side and gave a beautiful hitchhiker a ride, who might you have just picked up?||Ghosts Apparitions and Spooks
Resurrection Mary. The beautiful hitchhiker you just picked up could just be Resurrection Mary. This beautiful shade has been reportedly picked up by numerous motorists. She resides at Resurrection Cemetery at 7200 South Archer Avenue in Chicago's South Side. She is thought to be the ghost of a young Polish girl who was killed in an auto accident coming home from the O Henry Ballroom, later named Willowbrook Ballroom, in 1931. She was interred in her party dress and dancing shoes at the Resurrection Cemetery, of course. So if you happen to be driving along Archer Avenue, and you pick up a young lady in dancing shoes and an evening gown, and she disappears near Resurrection Cemetery--don't panic! You've just given a lift to Resurrection Mary!
Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn was the second wife of England's King Henry VIII. She was beheaded in 1536. Her ghost has supposedly taken up residences in the Tower of London where she lived out the last months of her life.
Blackbeard. It has been said on moonlit nights that Blackbeard's headless shade can be seen swimming in the Ocracoke Island cove where Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard) died. In November, 1718 after a tremendous sea battle with the British navy led by Lt. Robert Maynard, Blackbeard finally succumbed to five bullets and over 20 sword wounds. His head was hung on the British ship, but it was rumored that his headless body swam around the boat three times before sinking. It is also said that sometimes a headless ghost holding a lantern can be seen wandering the local beaches looking for its head.
|What famous apparition on horseback appeared to the 20th Maine Division on their way to join the Union Army at Gettysburg in July, 1863?||Ghosts Apparitions and Spooks
George Washington. A Union general, several officers, and hundreds of soldiers insisted George Washington on horseback showed them the right way to go at a fork in the roads on the way to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The 20th Maine Division arrived at Gettysburg in time to help capture a very strategic area of the battlefield called Little Round Top.
Flying Dutchman. The 17th century sailing ship, "Flying Dutchman", has been seen by generations of sailors. Its appearance usually portends diaster, so the sight of the huge sailing ship is an unwelcome one. Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Hollander" was inspired by the "Flying Dutchman" legend.
All of these things (Water, Refined gasoline, Methylated spirits). First of all, showers of refined gasoline came out of the walls. This was followed by water, then methylated spirits, and sandalwood oil showers. At one point, two quarts were actually measured coming out of the walls every ten minutes. It was first thought that the rectory stood on a natural oil well, and the walls were soaking up oil and then spouting it out, but this was discounted, and no apparent reason was ever found for this phenomena. This is from "The Complete Book of Charles Fort", pp. 577-81.
A ghostly, red, double-decker bus. A ghostly double-decker red bus was reported on numerous occasions and supposedly caused several accidents and near accidents. After a fatal accident at this location, the local coroner found dozens of local residents who had seen the bus. After the road was straightened, the bus was not seen again--at least not at this notorious intersection. This is from "Ghosts and Poltergeist" by Frank Smyth.
She wanted her murderers exposed.. Anne Walker's hideous, blood-drenched ghost appeared to James Graeme three times. She made it plain that she would not go away until Graeme went to the local magistrate and told him that she had been murdered by Mark Sharp, who had been hired by one of her relatives (by whom she was pregnant) to kill her. She also told the miller where her body could be found. Realizing that the haunting would not stop until she got her revenge, he went to the authorities with his strange story. They found her body thrown into a pit exactly where she said it would be. The killers were arrested, found guilty of her murder, and hung. After Graeme went to the authorities, Anne Walker's ghost was at rest and never bothered him again.
Eleonore Zugun. When Eleonore was 12 she was on the way to her grandmother's home when she found some money. She spent it on sweets which she ate herself, without sharing with her cousins. When her grandmother found out, she said that Eleonore had found money left by the devil and so eating the sweets meant that she had eaten the devil. The poltergeist attacks began the next day and Eleonore went through many investigations, examinations and exorcisms until the phenomena finally stopped when she went through puberty.
the crying old baby. The Konakijijii is the spirit of a baby who was left to die in the woods. It is characterised by the face of an old man and uses the sound of its crying to lure people out into the woods. If you pick up the baby, you are unable to let it go and it becomes so heavy that it crushes you.
Jaboticabal Poltergeist. This haunting began in Decemebr 1965 when a family was plagued with falling bricks inside the house. Maria Jose Ferreira, an 11-year-old girl living there was said to be the cause. Initially, Maria Jose was amused by the phenomena as the spirits would bring her items that she asked for, but the activity became increasingly violent over the next 2 years. Sadly, the attacks must have become too much for her as she was found dead at the age of 13 from an apparent suicide.
a horse. Kelpies are malevolent water spirits originally from Scotland. They are harbingers of death by drowning and according to legend, nothing can prevent the tragedy from happening.
Switzerland. Staus is situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Joller was a distinguished lawyer and member of the Swiss national council, but he was ridiculed and forced to leave his home after independent observers were unable to experience any poltergeist activity. The case remains unsolved.