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Quiz about Ghost Riders in the Sky
Quiz about Ghost Riders in the Sky

Ghost Riders in the Sky Trivia Quiz


Ghosts are a phenomena found in almost every culture on the planet. While some ghosts are thought to be benign, others are considered terrifying. Just how much do you know?

A photo quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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dcpddc478
Time
4 mins
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Quiz #
377,918
Updated
Jan 31 24
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Question 1 of 10
1. At which of the following locations is the ghost ship known as the "Flying Dutchman" usually, but not always, seen? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the name of the ghostly witch that is a popular part of Southern folklore in the United States? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The ghost known as "Bloody Mary" is often invoked in order to learn which of the following things? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Where does the "Vanishing Hitchhiker" apparition disappear from? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which one of these people is said to haunt the Tower of London? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In which U.S. city, known for being the oldest permanent European colony in North America, is also famous for its haunted lighthouse? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which American president is rumored to haunt The White House? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The grounds of Kingseat Hospital, as well as the building itself are often considered to be the most haunted location in which of the following countries? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which one of these British castles is rumored to be haunted by a spirit known as "The Brown Lady"? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which one of these English buildings was often called "The Most Haunted House in Britain"? Hint



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1. At which of the following locations is the ghost ship known as the "Flying Dutchman" usually, but not always, seen?

Answer: Cape of Good Hope

Possibly the most famous phantom vessel is the "Flying Dutchman" which sank while it tried to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in the middle of a storm. The name "Flying Dutchman" is a reference to the ship's captain, not to the ship itself. Sightings of the ship was were reported throughout much of World War II.

There are multiple stories as to the real name of the ship, the ship's captain, and the cause for the sinking. But many mariners still believe that to see the ship means impending death. Between the difficult weather found around the Cape of Good Hope, and the phantom ship said to inhabit the area, this is not a popular location among sailors.
2. What is the name of the ghostly witch that is a popular part of Southern folklore in the United States?

Answer: The Bell Witch

The Bell Witch is one of the more infamous ghosts in American history. This apparition has frightened the population of Adams, Tennessee, since the mid-19th century. She is said to inhabit the hills that surround the town and to haunt the Bell family with special ferocity. Poltergeist-like activity is usually attributed to this apparition including knocking sounds on windows and doors, as well as the sounds of scratching from inside the walls.

As with most older ghost stories, there is a huge variety of stories attributed to this ghost and the actual truth will probably never be known.
3. The ghost known as "Bloody Mary" is often invoked in order to learn which of the following things?

Answer: The identity of your future husband.

Like many ghost stories, the summoning of the ghost of Bloody Mary has many variations. Most involve calling the spirit by calling to her in a mirror. Who you are calling varies, some believe it is Mary I who had a history of bloodshed and miscarriages.

Some say it is an unwed mother who was attacked by the people in her village who were disgusted by her unwed pregnancy. The use of a mirror and candlelight appears to be a common theme across all variations. When the apparition appears, she is supposed to reveal the caller's future husband.

She is also said to drive the caller insane, or haunt her with visions for the rest of her life.
4. Where does the "Vanishing Hitchhiker" apparition disappear from?

Answer: The back seat of a car

The idea of the "Vanishing Hitchhiker" involves the storyteller picking up a hitchhiker on the side of the road. When asked where he/she needs to go, they point to a house up in the distance. When the location is reached, the driver turns around only to discover that the hitchhiker is no longer in the backseat.

When he goes to the front door of the house, he is told by the resident that he could not have picked up the person he is describing. This is because that person has been dead for many years.

There are many variations of this ghost story in both North America and Europe.
5. Which one of these people is said to haunt the Tower of London?

Answer: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn has been said to haunt both The Tower of London and Hever Castle. At the tower she is said to have been seen walking from the Queen's House to the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula. She then walks down the center aisle of the church to her grave which lies under the alter. Witnesses claim to have seen her ghost under an ancient oak tree at Hever Castle as well as on the castle bridge.
6. In which U.S. city, known for being the oldest permanent European colony in North America, is also famous for its haunted lighthouse?

Answer: St. Augustine, Florida

The Saint Augustine lighthouse is said to be haunted by the original owner and his children. The government forced the original owner, Dr. Alan Ballard, to sell the property leaving him angered and embittered. In 1873, two of his daughters were killed when they were accidentally thrown into the ocean. Subsequent lighthouse keepers and visitors have reported hearing the sounds of children playing.

There have also been reports of seeing the doctor stomping around the property.
7. Which American president is rumored to haunt The White House?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

Numerous residents of the White House have claimed to have seen the ghost of Abraham Lincoln wandering the halls. He has been spotted numerous times sitting on the bed of the Lincoln Bedroom, pulling on his boots. One of the most famous incidents involved future Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands who answered a knock at her door.

She claimed to have come face to face with the ghost of Lincoln and promptly fainted. Winston Churchill also claimed to have seen the ghost during an American visit. This photo is of Mary Todd Lincoln and was taken by famous spirit photographer William H. Mumler.

Although today Mumler's work is discredited as double-exposures, at the time he was one of the foremost photographers in the world.
8. The grounds of Kingseat Hospital, as well as the building itself are often considered to be the most haunted location in which of the following countries?

Answer: New Zealand

Kingseat Hospital in Karaka, New Zealand, is often considered to be the most haunted place in the country. Over 100 apparitions have been reported at this former psychiatric hospital. The hospital was open from 1932-1999, but was closed after the decision was made to try and keep many of its residents in their homes by using rehabilitation and community care. Over 200 people filed complaints reporting abuse and neglect of the patients.

Many of the ghosts are thought to be residents who died while residents of the facility. One of the most common apparitions reported is known as the "Grey Nurse" and is believed to be a former staff member.
9. Which one of these British castles is rumored to be haunted by a spirit known as "The Brown Lady"?

Answer: Raynham Castle

The Brown Lady of Raynham Castle is one of the most famous ghosts in Europe. She is believed to be the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole, who was the sister of England's first prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole. She spent much of her later adulthood locked in her rooms as punishment for youthful indiscretions.

The name is derived from the brown dress she is usually observed to be wearing. King George VI is rumored to have seen the ghost during a visit and left the location immediately saying that "I will not spend another hour in the accursed house, for tonight I have seen that which I hope to God I never see again".
10. Which one of these English buildings was often called "The Most Haunted House in Britain"?

Answer: Borley Rectory

The Borley Rectory was built in 1863 and was reputed to have been built on the former site of a monastery. The monastery had been the home of a monk who fell in love with a young nun from a neighboring rectory. When it was found out that they had plans to elope, the monk was executed, and the nun was walled up.

As soon as the house was built, strange incidents began to happen. Visions of ghostly nuns, and monks have been seen, both inside and outside of the old house. Even after new owners moved in, the hauntings did not stop.

In 1939, an oil lamp fell over causing heavy damage to the building, and bones were rumored to have been found underneath the house when it was demolished in 1944. The other three options are all located in Scotland.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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