Category: ghost and hauntings

7 Ghost Supernatural Haunted House Activity Caught On Camera!

Time Travel, UFO’s, Ghosts, Sasquatch + w/ Jason Offutt

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Hex Hollow: The Murder of Nelson Rehmeyer

Known by locals as Hex House, this was once the home of Nelson Rehmeyer a notorious “Pow Wow Doctor”, until he was brutally murdered in 1928 by three men who believed he had cursed them using witchcraft.

In York County, Pennsylvania there is a place called Spring Valley County Park. Before it was given that benign designation, however, it was known by the ominous name of Hex Hollow.

In 1928, a local man and suspected witch named Nelson Rehmeyer was murdered in his home in an effort by another local man to remove a curse. Though the so-called “hex house” was set on fire in the aftermath of the murder, it survived the blaze, and still stands today. In 2007, Rehmeyer’s descendants opened it to the public as a museum, featuring displays about his life and death.

The killer, a man named John Blymire, believed that Nelson Rehmeyer was a witch who had placed a curse on him. This wasn’t unusual at the time: many people in Central Pennsylvania in the 1920s practiced a kind of folk magic called “Powwow,” which mixed elements of Christianity and European folk remedies. In fact, Blymire himself was a Powwow doctor.

After a string of illnesses and bad luck, Blymire became convinced that he was laboring under a curse. Unable to figure out the source of the curse, he turned to another local witch, Nellie Noll, known as the “Marieta River Witch.” She confirmed his fears, and told him that the author of his misfortune was none other than Nelson Rehmeyer, who had once cured Blymire of a childhood illness using his Powwow magic.

According to some accounts, it was Nellie Noll who told Blymire that in order to break the curse, he needed a lock of Rehmeyer’s hair, which he had to bury six feet into the ground. Then he had to burn Rehmeyer’s copy of The Long Lost Friend, an 1820 book of folk magic written by John George Hohman, and commonly employed by Powwow practitioners.

On November 26, 1928, Blymire and a friend visited Rehmeyer’s house in search of his copy of The Long Lost Friend. The story goes that they spent a peaceful night there, with Blymire holding back on his attack after realizing that it would take more than two men to subdue the witch. The next night, Blymire and his friend returned with another accomplice, and the three of them assaulted Rehmeyer. The struggle is said to have lasted only about a minute, and at the end of it, Rehmeyer was dead.

Perhaps because they were unable to find Rehmeyer’s copy of The Long Lost Friend, the three men attempted to burn down the witch’s house. The fact that the “hex house” survived the blaze was cited as further evidence of Rehmeyer’s supernatural powers. Blymire would later attest that the hex placed upon him was broken the moment that Rehmeyer died.

All three men were captured, and the murder cast national attention upon the area, as papers all over the country ran stories about the “York Hex Slayers.” Blymire and his first accomplice, John Curry, both received life sentences for their roles in the murder, while the other accomplice, Wilbert Hess, was given a sentence of 10-20 years. All three were eventually released without having served out their full sentences.

The region’s strange magical tradition—which some still practice today—as well as the murder partly inspired a series of books by horror author Brian Keene, himself a native of Central Pennsylvania. In 2015, a filmmaker named Shane Free released a feature-length documentary about the murder called Hex Hollow: Witchcraft and Murder in Pennsylvania, which features interviews with surviving relatives of those involved, as well as with folklorists and experts in the Powwow Tradition.

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The Wren Building

Time brings many stories. The Wren Building, the oldest college building still standing in the United States, is testament to that sentiment. With a history dating back to August 8, 1695, the building was constructed before the city of Williamsburg was founded. Across three centuries and counting, the building has endured fire, war, and thousands of college students. A defining structure of the College of William & Mary’s campus, history, and culture, the Wren Building is a site of historical—and haunted—importance in Virginia, and in the United States at large.

Because of its involvement in the war, there are many murmurings about who may reside within the Wren’s hallowed halls. Though the building is filled with the living, as classes, official events, church services, weddings, and a museum exhibition are still held inside, the Wren Building is also thought to be filled with the dead, both above and below the building’s foundations.

Ghosts of soldiers who perished in the hospital are said to dwell in the building. They are typically assumed to be Revolutionary War soldiers, although, given the building’s history, it is also probable that some of these apparitions are from the Civil War. As these ghosts are commonly heard, in eerie footsteps that echo through the building, more than they are seen, few have been able to look closely at the ghosts for identifying uniforms or other regalia.

Ghostly legends are embedded in the culture and tradition of William & Mary the college, from a statue that is said to grant good grades to students, to a bridge that either rewards loyal collegiate sweethearts, or curses them.

Some students have seen ghosts in the Wren, including one described as a soldier patrolling. He roams on the third floor, near a room known to be where a soldier died from injuries sustained during the Revolutionary War. Some have noted that this soldier seems to visit students attempting all-nighters. Whether or not his presence is a good or bad omen for exams depends on the student.

Sir Christopher Wren is also rumored to pace the building on foot, as if to appreciate his purported design, his footsteps faintly reverberating throughout its versed walls.

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10 unexplained Arkansas mysteries

Arkansas is home to many natural wonders and scenic views, but it’s also home to unsolved mysteries.

10. Old Mike – A man only known as “Old Mike” died in the early 1900s in Nevada County. When he died, his embalmed corpse was put on display for the next 60 years hoping someone would know him. He was buried in 1975.

9. Ghost Lights – These have been seen in Crossett, as well as in Gurdon on railroad tracks. Most people who see them describe a glowing, floating white light from possibly a railroad worker who died tragically.

8. The Fouke Monster – Arkansas’ very own sasquatch, this monster has been talked about since the 1940s, but most of the accounts happen in the 70s.

7. Crop Circles – The first of these appeared in 2003 in Peach Orchard and Delaplaine.

6. Disappearance of Maud Crawford – It’s a Natural State’s Jimmy Hoffa. Maud Crawford was a lawyer in the 1950s who disappeared from her home March 2, 1957. At the time of her disappearance, a lawyer with her firm was investigating alleged mob ties to organized labor. No one asked for a ransom and her body was never found.

5. The Guy Earthquake Swarms – A series of earthquakes rattled the town of Guy in 2010 and continued for two years. (Note from THV11: Scott Ausbrooks with Arkansas Geological Survey said in 2011, “There are a network fractures and joints in the rock, cracks in the rock that basically allowed the effects, the influence of the injection well to reach the Guy- Greenbrier fault line and trigger the earthquakes.”

4. The Moonlight Murders – Texarkana was rocked by the murders of five people in 1946 by a white-hooded suspect dubbed the “Phantom Killer”. He attacked eight people over a three week period, killing five. All of his victims were couples.

3. The Edwards Murder – Garland County dispatcher Linda Edwards disappeared Aug. 22, 1976. Supposedly she had an affair with Sgt. Thurman Abernathy with the Hot Springs Police Dept. and they had gotten into a fight the night she disappeared. He was charged after her body was found in 1977. Eventually all charges were dropped against him and her case remains unsolved.

2. John Glasgow’s Disappearance – John Glasgow, an executive with CDI Contracting was last seen leaving his home in January of 2008. His vehicle was found the next day parked on Petit Jean Mountain but Glasgow has never been found.

1. The Boys on the Tracks – Probably the most famous cold case in Arkansas is the deaths of Don Henry and Kevin Ives. Their bodies were found August 23, 1987 mangled next to railroad tracks in Bryant. They were found lying on the tracks with their arms at their sides covered partially with a green tarp. Their deaths were initially ruled accidental, but after the family petitioned for the case to be reopened, new details emerged.

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Legend of the Faceless People of Monroe, Connecticut

In the tiny town of Monroe in Fairfield County, Connecticut, there is a desolate old barn in the woods that has been boarded up long ago. There is no paved road leading to the barn, and the dirt road that does exist is covered with gnarled tree trunks and roots. Yet if you were to hike through the woods you might hear strange voices coming from inside the barn, sounds like they might belong to otherworldly beings. If you arrive at nightfall you will see a glimpse of light behind a crack between the boards that cover the windows. No shadows can be made out, nothing human, anyways. What lurks within the solid walls of this two-story barn that lacks a fresh coat of paint?

Called by the locals “The House of the Faceless People”, legend has it that a group of unfortunates live in this old barn with one caretaker who is never seen leaving or entering it. Presumably the caretaker goes out only at midnight with his charges so that they can at least get some fresh air. The sunlight is not favorable to these individuals who have no face: they have no eyes, nose, or ears, just a mouth outlined with pale lips, and bony hands grasping around constantly as if trying to find their way in the world.

Curiosity seekers who are clever enough to locate the old barn are usually chased away by the caretaker. Yet there have been reports in Monroe of the occasional faceless person who decided to take a stroll through the woods and make his way to the main road when the caretaker was not looking. The unfortunate would unintentionally frighten a citizen on the way to the grocery store or bank, darting out in front of the car only to have the driver startled, thinking a wild animal was in the way.

The caretaker of the faceless people remains apart from the community, most likely to maintain the privacy of himself and his special “family.” Even the faceless people of this house deserve respect, too, accepted by society or not. While many questions remain about these people, especially where they came from and how they came to be faceless, the barn remains impenetrable to all who pass it, daring to walk up close to the building, if only to scared away by the caretaker. To date, none of the faceless people have ever been caught on camera, but perhaps that is due to the fact they are clever enough to move quickly away from the rest of the town of Monroe.

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Gibbs Farmhouse
St. Paul, MN

Another one of the most haunted places in Minnesota which can be found in St Paul is Gibbs Farmhouse. In 1867, a nine year old Willie Gibbs faced a raging prairie fire that threatened to engulf the family farmhouse. The house was spared, but sadly young Willie died of smoke inhalation soon afterwards. 

However, he appears to have stuck close to his family home, which is now a museum, and his spirit is every bit as boisterous as you might expect the average 9 year old boy to be! He is known to remove toys from locked display cabinets and leaves them scattered across the floor for staff to tidy away. He also likes to open and close cabinet doors and he is capable of making quite a noise rocking back and forth in a rocking chair upstairs. Some even claim to have seen his little face peering at them from the windows as they walk by!