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    ANNESLEY HALL ~ Nottinghamshire, England - Originally built as a hunting lodge in 1156 - home to the infamous Chaworth-Musters family - there's even a rumor that Robin Hood once called the hall (empty since 1997 when it was severely damaged by fire) home - activity includes apparition of a young woman in the laundry room - a dark figure near the stairs - stones being violently thrown through the air - a floating lavender scent - orbs of light - snorting and whispering noises

    The Black Swan Hotel, Wiltshire - dates from 1737. It's alleged that the pub was once owned by highwayman Ambrose Saintsbury, and is said to be set in the town square where gallows once stood. In room 4 people have experienced tingling feelings, extreme temperature changes, apparitions and sighing noises. It's believed by some that the room is haunted by a young woman who was pregnant when she died. The apparition of a man in a top hat and shabby coat has also been seen in the restaurant.

    According to local lore, a young woman named Anna died at Savannah's 17hundred90 inn after suffering a broken heart. Rumor has it that you can see Anna roams the halls...

    The King's Tavern, Natchez, MS - was built in the 1700s. There is a violent history including robbery and murder, and the activity at the tavern is vast. In the fireplace the murdered bodies of a young woman and two men were found. The fireplace is known to emanate heat when there is no fire burning. Other activity includes opening and closing doors, faucets turning on and off, apparitions, a sinister entity and the wails of a baby in the attic, EVPs and much more.

    Swordfight at "Robin Hood Day" Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

    DALHOUSIE CASTLE ~ Midlothian, Scotland - Haunted by the ghost of a young woman who starved herself to death when her parents forbid her to see the man she'd fallen in love with - She appears as a gray ghost often in the turrets and the dungeons - Also haunting the castle is the ghost of Alexander Ramsay - In 1342, he also starved to death and has been seen wandering the grounds both inside and outside the castle

    Robin Hood Statue Photo by Experience Nottinghamshire

    In the late 1830s, in a former town called Sprucevale, Ohio located along the banks of Beaver Creek, lived a young woman name Esther Hale. She had a small cottage near the Hambleton mill by the creek. Esther fell in love with a local man and was engaged to be married to him one summer afternoon. As the wedding date came, at the ceremony Esther waited patiently for her groom to arrive. However, after hours passed, he never showed. This would spell the end for Esther... Read the full story>>

    Real-Life Haunted Houses: These creaky homes and hotels have a hair-raising history they just can’t escape – and visitors that just won’t leave BY AMY SCHELLENBAUM. The Myrtles Plantation: Visitors of the St. Francisville, Louisiana plantation tell stories of a young woman wandering its halls wearing a distinctive green bonnet. It’s rumored to be the ghost of a young slave Chloe, who wore her bonnet to conceal a missing ear.

    Pictures taken by Kevin Horkin at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales and may have captured a spirit. Kevin didn’t notice anything unusual until he downloaded the pictures to his PC. In one of the photos was the image of a pale young woman looking out a window. Amazingly, it’s impossible for anyone to stand at that particular window because the floor in the room is completely destroyed.

    The Greenbrier Ghost is the name given to the ghost of a young woman in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States, who was murdered in 1897. The events surrounding the haunting have led to it becoming a very late instance in American legal history when testimony of a ghost was accepted at a murder trial.

    The roads that wind around Blue Bell Hill are patrolled by many strange phantoms. This is the haunt of the UK’s most famous ‘phantom hitch-hiker’: a young woman who accepts lifts from motorists but who then vanishes from the car. She is believed to be the spirit of a girl killed in a road accident in the 1960s.

    Nottingham Castle and Robin Hood Photo by Experience Nottinghamshire

    Two women with a spirit The face of a young woman appears over the woman on the right of the photograph. The reverse of the photograph reads: 'Why is the child always pushing to the front?' and 'Do we get messages from the higher spirits?'; perhaps questions the women wanted answering. One of the sitters, at Hope's request, has signed the plate for authentication. Collection of National Media Museum

    SOUTHERN MAINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE > Hillside Dorm ~ South Portland, ME - Long and strange history before becoming a dorm - Long ago, it served as a funeral home, a brothel and a nursing home - Because of the history it's difficult to determine who is haunting dorm and why - Reports of activity include > a mysterious man who wanders the attic ~ older lady ~ younger boy who messes with with residents' blankets at night ~ young woman in a nightgown who wanders the halls at night -- and more

    Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL - is home to one of the most infamous ghosts in Chicago - Resurrection Mary. She's believed to be the ghost of a young woman killed while hitchhiking along the road next to the cemetery back in 1927. the ghost was first reported in the early '30's and more than 35 witnesses have come forward since with stories of encounters with the ghost. She's a young, blond girl that asks for a ride then disappears near the gates of the cemetery. (click for more)

    There have been many sightings of Green Jane, Bamburgh Castle's ghost. A young woman carrying a bundle in her arms- believed to be a baby is seen walking down the steep steps of the clock tower. She stumbles & then cries out as she falls down the narrow stairway. It is alleged that this young lady was named Jane and lived in the local village. She came from a poor family and was sent by her family to beg for food at the castle. She was abused by the guards and then sent away.

    Built in 1260 - Chingle Hall - is one of Britain's most haunted buildings. In the Great Hall, the wood that comprises the beams across the ceiling contains very old, unknown symbols. Scientists tested the wood and found that it came from an old, Viking longboat. In the 1950's the beams spontaneously caught fire that quickly extinguished itself. It's said that over a dozen entities haunt the hall. Activity includes apparitions, physical contact, footfalls, poltergeist activity and much more!

    Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk - several psychics have picked up on the presence of a Scandinavian woman who was pregnant when she was brutally murdered by the baby's father in room 7. The room was sealed for more than 20 years because of the activity within it. Activity includes poltergeist activity, apparitions, footfalls, whispers and more. A high EMF has also been recorded on stairs where there is no electrical wiring, and where the apparition of a Victorian era woman has been seen.

    BASKIN PARK HOTEL ~ Arkansas - After struggling to complete the hotel, it opened in 1905 - The owner died in 1907, but said to be seen wandering the halls in a brown suit and derby - Rumors of guests who have checked in and never left, including a young woman in a long, white dress who waits for her groom and the lion ghost - a young woman who tries to evict tenants from "her" room - Other activity includes the sounds of bells from the illegal gambling parlor

    One of the most famous "ghost" photographs taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk England and still today cannot be explained - The photogenic ghost is thought to be that of Dorothy Townshend who lived in Raynham Hall in the 1700's - Legend has it that Dorothy was a mistress to Lord Wharton and her husband found out about it - She was imprisoned in a remote section of the Hall until she died - Legal records show she died in 1726