Hauntings Across America
Beyond the Range of Normal Experience or Scientific Explanation

Hauntings Across America
Beyond the Range of Normal Experience or Scientific Explanation

Hollywood, CA

Real Ghost Stories: Hollywood Ghosts

Investigation of tragic Hollywood deaths and haunted places.

Hangar 21 of Olathe Naval Air Station, an air base constructed in 1942, is reportedly haunted by the spirit of a pilot who crashed there on January 3, 1949.

People, often guards, claim to have experienced disembodied voices, poltergeist activity, and sourceless noises, apparition of a man.

The piece on Hollywood covers several places in and around the city. The first is Westwood Memorial Cemetery, where Marilyn Monroe's ghost has been photographed.

George Reeves's ghost has been seen at his former home, and Hollymont Castle in Beechwood Canyon has
seen much of the paranormal, including poltergeist activity, ghost lights, spontaneous combustion, cold spots, foul odor, and the appearance of a woman's ghost.

Perhaps most chilling is the witnessing of Paul Bern's ghost in a home in Benedict Canyon by a woman who immediately saw a vivid and detailed premonition of her own death--Sharon Tate.

So many people visit Marilyn Monroe's grave everyday at the Westwood Memorial Cemetary. Many people have said they have felt or seen Marilyn's spirit around her grave.

Though officially classified as a "probable suicide," the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as the possibility of homicide, have not been ruled out in her death.

San Pedro, CA 

Dr. Barry Taff and his crew investigate a private residence. Phenomena they observed included ghost lights and the claimed near-hanging of one of the crew by a poltergeist.

Los Luceros, Alcalde, NM 

Los Luceros, a rancho in the nineteenth century that saw the executions of many criminals and the tragic death of a woman, suffers from many phenomena. They include an apparition of "the lady who walks the stairs," a cold spot, poltergeist attacks, persistent details (a floor that cannot be painted in one area), and sourceless noises. An exorcism was performed at one point in the house.

Olathe Naval Air Station, Olathe, KS

The base was featured in a segment on the A&E Network entitled “Haunted America” in which it is claimed the base is the site of paranormal activity after a pilot crashed into an aircraft hangar next to the airport control tower in the 1950s.

According to the report: security guards hear voices, whistles, footsteps on the floor and on overhead catwalks. Locks refuse to stay locked and doors open and close without wind or human intervention and an occasional apparition makes an appearance.

The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA 

The Myrtles Plantation--the "thirteenth most-haunted" house in America--was built on Indian burial ground. It is now a bed and breakfast that has seen its share of unfortunate happenings, including the ten murders that are rumored to have happened on the grounds.

The Myrtles also features many minor architectural details intended to protect its inhabitants from evil spirits. 

Touted as "one of America's most haunted homes", the Myrtles Plantation is supposedly home of at least 12 ghosts.

It is often reported that 10 murders occurred in the house, but historical records only indicate the murder of William Winter.

In 2001 or 2002, Unsolved Mysteries filmed one of the segments for the show. According to Robert Stack, the production crew experienced technical difficulties during the production of the segment.

Over the years, guest and staff have reported persistent details (stains that appear on mirrors, even if the glass is replaced), apparitions, and poltergeist activity. There are also several photographs that reveal what appear to be apparitions.

There is also a legend of a young girl with blond hair who was skipping down the stairs to the house singing a song. She looked in the mirror and was shot by an unknown someone. Her spirit stayed within the mirror, hoping to this day to see the face of her killer again to take revenge.

There have been sightings in the mirror of a girl, about nine years of age, crawling or slowly walking up and down the stairs humming a tune.

There have even been sightings in the mirror of the same girl kneeling on the stairs and crying. These sightings have only been made in the mirror.

Whenever someone turns around to look at the stairwell, all is normal. Someone even caught a picture with a cell phone of the girl, though very few people got to see it before it was mysteriously erased.

Waverly Mansion, West Point, MS

Waverly Mansion, an old plantation house that was restored in the past thirty years and is now a private residence, is also the home of the "Little girl lost" that has appeared to residents.

The antebellum home was originally owned by George Hampton Young, a colonel from Georgia.

At one point, the Waverley plantation was independent, providing its own produce and meat, textiles, and energy.

The mansion fell into disrepair during the World War and Great Depression eras, following the end of the Young family line, but was restored following its purchase by the Robert Snow family in 1962.

USS Constitution, Baltimore, MD

The "last true sailing ship" built for the US Navy, the USS Constitution, is the site of several reported hauntings. One, at least, has been proven to be false.

Downtown YMCA, Cambridge, MA 

The Downtown YMCA has a haunted locker room where a teacher once abused his male students. After reports by recent gym patrons of ghost lights and a ghost face, the YMCA held a seance to help the spirit move on.