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Haunted Churches & Chapels


Haunted Churches & Chapels

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Carmel Misson, California: The Carmel Mission was founded in 1770 by Father Junipero Serra. Numerous people have seen the spectral figure of Father Serra walking through the courtyard, with only a candle to guide him, and in fact, he has been spotted inside the chapel on many New Year's Night mass. The ghost of a young Indian boy has also been seen inside the mission.

St. Rita’s Church Chicago, IL St. Rita’s in Chicago is known for one particularly hair-raising event on All Souls Day (November 2) in the early 1960s. More than a dozen parishioners had gathered there to pray and bore witness to the strange occurrences. Sometime in the early evening, the organ began to play by itself. Then, sudde

The Masonic Temple, Michigan: Built in 1912 by a wealthy gentleman named George D. Mason, the Detroit Masonic Temple has over 1,000 rooms, and several secret staircases, concealed passages, and hidden compartments in the floors. Mr. Mason went slightly overboard when financing the construction of the building, and eventually went bankrupt, whereupon his wife left him. Overwhelmingly depressed about his financial and personal circumstances, Mason jumped to his death from the roof of the temple. Security guards claim to see his ghost to this day, ascending the steps to the roof. The temple, abundant with cold spots, inexplicable shadows, and slamming doors, is known to intimidate visitors with the eerie feeling of being watched…

Michigan's Most Haunted: Detroit Masonic Temple

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Canterbury Cathedral, Kent. As well as its haunting, Canterbury cathedral has had its share of legends too. The most famous of these is perhaps the first Archbishop of Canterbury, Saint Augustine. Several other famous national figures became saints at Canterbury, including Thomas, Oda and Alphege.

Poughkeepsie Church, NY - the current church was built in 1888 when they outgrew their current building and was moved to "The Old English Burial Grounds". The graves were moved and the church constructed. Several apparitions have been seen including an elderly woman sitting on one of the pews and a jovial man who has been both seen and heard laughing. Other activity includes candles blowing out without explanation, moving objects, opening and closing doors, and strange and unnatural noises.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Wyoming: The bell tower of the church is reportedly haunted by a stonemason who fell to his death while constructing it. Two Swedish immigrants were hired to construct a bell tower on the church, and one day, when the tower was about halfway completed, both men simply failed to come back to work. The unfinished tower was capped off with a roof and used as a study, however, the pastor complained of banging noises coming from the walls and it went unused for a time. Years later construction on the bell tower resumed. Those workers were apparently bothered by strange noises, banging sounds and whispered voices. Years later, it is claimed that one of the original stonemasons returned to the church and told the pastor that his fellow worker had slipped and fallen to his death. Fearing that a police investigation would lead to his being deported, he had sealed the body up in an unfinished section of the wall and simply walked away.

St Mark’s Episcopal Church | Haunted Places

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St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge is said to be haunted by a wounded Union solider and a friendly elderly woman

La Casa de Estudillo, California: Many believe the spirits could be members of the Estudillo family. Visitors have reported feeling a chill in the chapel; some have reported seeing a ghostly figure in a brown robe. This could be the spirit of Father Antonio Ubach, a priest living there at the time the house was built. The murmur of prayers has been heard in the chapel. Elsewhere in the house, doors and windows are said to open and close by themselves. A rocking chair rocks on its own. Apparitions include an unhappy young girl in a Victorian dress and a man dressed as a vaquero.

The etherial residents of La Casa de Estudillo

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Ashover Church. The headless entity spotted in this location was believed to be the Mrs Towndrow who was murdered in 1841 by her husband John shortly before he killed himself. A local legend states that of you thrice walk around an empty stone coffin found in the churchyard before sitting in it, you can hear the sounds of the restless dead.

Construction on San Carlos Cathedral, part of Carmel's original mission and repurposed as the Presidio's Royal Presidio Chapel, began in 1791, making it the oldest building on the Monterey Peninsula. Still in use today, its congregation includes the ghosts of early parishioners who were lonely for their homes in Europe. Carmel, Monterey County - Construction on San Carlos Cathedral, part of Carmel's original mission and repurposed as the Presidio's Royal Presidio Chapel, began in 1791, making i…

Ghost hunting in historic Monterey

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The Convent Of Saint Agnes, Czech Republic: History has it that a murdered nun, killed by her own father when he found out she was in love with a man, haunts the building with regular ‘guest appearances’ to enthrall, shock or beguile the hapless tourist. At times, she appears smiling coyly but, all too often, she’s wailing and covered in blood! The happy side of the story is that she is thought to offer help to young couples with problems of their own.

Haunted Cathedral of Learning-Pittsburgh, PA

San Miguel Mission, California: During the evening of December 5th 1848, the owner William Reed And his family were brutally murdered. Many people have seen the ghost of William Reed wearing his winter pea coat. Another ghost that is seen is felt to be his wife Maria Reed, she is seen wandering the Mission grounds wearing a white dress. Other witnesses have heard muffled screams coming from the chapel. Some have seen the apparitions of two young boys at the Mission.

Seeks Ghosts: The Lost Souls at San Miguel Mission

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"The Bloody Chapel at Leap Castle" - Leap Castle is said to be the most haunted castle in Ireland. It has had a horrific history with centuries of ferocious acts of violence. One of the most gruesome murders to take place in the castle occurred in 1532 in a room above the main hall of the castle which is now know as ‘The Bloody Chapel’ and this is the room featured in this photograph. Read more at www.ciaranmchugh....

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Lucedio Monastery, Italy: This is a where torture, child molestation, murder and disturbing rituals were believed to have been performed by monks who had lost their faith in God. In the Judgement Room, a pillar mysteriously appears wet. It's called "the crying column" and people say that it cries because of all the cruelty it's seen. In another area of the building a strange fog has been seen forming numerous times for no explainable reason.

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Belcourt Castle, Rhode Island: In the Chapel there is a statue of a monk. Before it was placed in the chapel, it was near the stairs. Those going through the house sometimes report seeing a man dressed as a monk near the stairs. He hasn’t been there seen since he was moved to the chapel. In the Gothic Ballroom there is a suit of armor whose owner died when a spear went through the eye slot. He can be heard screaming in and around March, at the time of his death.

Newport's Haunted Belcourt Castle | Haunt Jaunts

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Few places are better suited to ghost stories than Prague, a city with strong ties to alchemy, mysticism and the occult. The Convent of St Agnes, the city’s first gothic building, is one of the creepier spots. People say a murdered nun still haunts the place, and can appear in front of visitors. Sometimes she smiles softly but often she’s crying and covered in blood.

The world’s most spooky haunted places | Photo Gallery

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Strawberry Chapel -, SC haunting

Strawberry Chapel - Cordesville South Carolina SC

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Freaky Places - Haunted Yorkshire

Freaky Places - Haunted Yorkshire

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St Benet's Abbey on the marshes of East Norfolk, England. Haunted by at least one ghost!

St Benet's Abbey

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Bear Creek Church, Columbia Tennessee-This is a very old church that was built in the early 1800`s.There is sightings of orbs and apparitions. It is also rumored to have been used as a satanic church years ago.There is a second floor, but only the first is accessible. The windows are painted blood red, even on the 2nd floor. Now abandoned, the place is still heavily guarded by pure evil, evident through spectral photos.

Abbey di Lucedio is a place where they say dark and disturbing rituals were performed. It was built in the 12th century, during which time an order of Cistercian monks resided. Many years later it was rumored that horrible rituals were performed there and the pope had it closed in 1784. Since then there have been numerous accounts of paranormal activity including moving objects, strange smells, a weeping pillar, mummified abbots and more. It is considered one of the scariest places on Earth.

Phra Si Sanphet Temple - About 50 years ago, a group of robbers stole gold from this ancient Thai temple, and were subsequently cursed. Stories about the thieves' gruesome deaths remain part of local lore.

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Seaman's Bethel Chapel Theatre Mobile, Alabama 27.4 miles from Silverhill, AL Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former sea captain and the ghost of a young child who hangs out in the basement.

The Red Mount, St James Park This tiny chapel was built in 1485 and its roof is often compared to that of King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. According to legend there is a secret tunnel linking the chapel to Castle Rising to the north of King’s Lynn. It is said that a drunken fiddler named Curtis decided to explore the tunnel, traditionally associated with fear and evil. His pet dog went with him and they were never seen again. On occasions he can still be heard playing his tunes, with the ...

King's Lynn Online: Haunted Lynn

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