Haunted Mansion: Craig Y Nos Castle, Wales

Swansea, Wales

Craig Y Nos Castle is claimed to be one of the most haunted buildings in Wales. It has sat in the picturesque countryside, a striking gothic building, since it was built in 1842. Though a beautiful sight to behold, the mansion does have a dark past and one that is riddled with ghostly legend. Originally built by Captain Powell, a wartime surgeon, the home was said to be cursed from its beginning. Soon after the […]

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The Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary

West Virginia, USA

The West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. The prison operated from 1876 to 1995, and during this time accumulated infamy due to its poor conditions and treatment of inmates. At its peak, each prison cell housed up to three inmates with only one mattress, with the prison doubling its size in 1929 to combat the overcrowded conditions. Thirty six homicides took place in the prison, though many more […]

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Haunting of Spike Island: Ghosts of Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Spike Island has been compered to Alcatraz for its use as a prison and dark history, but in reality, Spike Island may be far more haunted. The island sits just off the coast fo Cork, Ireland and stands at a mammoth size, spanning 103 acres. It originally started its life as a monastic settlement, but today the land is dominated by the massive Fort Mitchel, built in the 1770s. During times of war, this impressive […]

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Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Many claim Waverly Hills Sanatorium to be one of the most haunted buildings in the world and this site certainly possesses the dark history to claim such a reputation. Originally opened in 1910, a number of hospitals were built on the grounds before the iconic and mammoth sized, 5 story bat wing shaped hospital was built in 1926. This building would stand at the forefront of America’s fight against the deadly disease, Tuberculosis. During its […]

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Ghosts of the Galleries of Justice: Haunted Nottingham

Nottingham, England

Originally called the Shire Hall and County Gaol, the Galleries of Justice (now named the National Justice Museum) has sat in place for hundreds of years. The first documented use of this site as a court of law dates back to 1375, when Edward III was in rule. This historic location also contains a prison dating to the 1400s and a cave system, which is likely much older than the site’s first documented use and […]

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Haunting of the Old Hospital on College Hill, West Virginia

West Virginia, USA

Originally named the Williamson Memorial Hospital, yet now dubbed the Old Hospital on College Hill, this historic building has a storied past. It officially opened on the 3rd of March in 1928 after the town’s other hospital burned down. Today, the hospital remains perched high on a hill, continuing its watch over Williamson though now in a decayed state. Appearing as a ghost of its former self, shielded by thick fog and surrounded by many […]

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Ghosts of the Edinburgh Vaults: Haunted Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland is claimed to be one of the most haunted cities in the United Kingdom. A beautiful place, lined with busy streets, but lying just beneath this glorious façade is a series of dark chambers with a brutal history dating back hundreds of years, known as the vaults. The Edinburgh Vaults were constructed in the late 1700s underneath the city’s South Bridge, which was built to connect different areas and increase accessibility within Edinburgh. […]

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The Haunted Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Tennessee

Tennessee, USA

The Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was known as the End of the Line, but others have also referred to it as Bloody Brushy and even the Gates of Hell. The former prison dates back to 1896 and remained open until 2009, though the surrounding area has a dark history that dates back even further. Many years before the penitentiary stood where it remains today, the circling mountains were used for coal mining. Extremely poor working […]

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