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International paranormal stories from abandoned locations: part 2

Warning: contains topics that may cause an uneased feeling. Advised to not read at night or rather with someone when easily feeling unsettled.

There are many (abandoned) buildings that behold ghost stories, or well, paranormal ones. I’ve always been interested in such stories, including abandoned buildings. Sure, the question will always be the same: are such stories true? Multiple buildings have been visited by paranormal scientists, and they said it was true. I’ve researched multiple stories last year, for no real purpose. In several parts, I’ll be telling all international paranormal stories! Today: part 2!

1. Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane (Willard, New York) 

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About 400 suitcases, belonging to the former patients, were found in the asylum attic in 1995. Most of them never left the hospital. The suitcases date from 1910 till 1960. The ones who died there were buried in numbered but nameless graves. It has since been known as Destination Fear, being a haunted location where people heard numerous cases of inexplicable screaming.

2. Sarajevo Bobbahn Olympia (Trebević Mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

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It got damaged during the bloody conflict in the region in the early ’90s. The track was used as an artillery stronghold and battlement. Also, as a storage for their weapons and in certain ways, for their fights. Some defence holes that were drilled by the troops are still visible in the concrete walls of the track. It killed more than 10.000 lives. An improvised burial site can be found in the middle of the Olympic Arena.

3. Lake Shawnee Amusement Park (West Virginia)

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The park was abandoned in 1996 because two young guests had died by an accident. The girl that died on the swing, sometimes still appears in front of visitors. And to add more ‘haunting’ factors to this place: it was built on top of the bones of the Native Americans, who had run around the fields hundreds of years ago. An excavation showed 13 bodies, most of them appearing to be children. The park was built on an Indian burial site. It was the location where the massacre of the Clay family’s children had happened. A very strange dead happened at this spot. A mother left her son early in the morning in the park, to return later in the day to come to pick him up. When she came back, he was nowhere to be found. After they searched the terrain, they found his body floating in the pool, drowned. The pool was filled with sand and no one ever spoke about the death. But another quickly occurred. While on the swing, a young girl died when a delivery van drove straight into the swing. They reopened the park, but they claimed the energy surrounding the park to be paranormal. The girl that died on the swing, was seen wearing a pink dress with ruffles, covered in blood. The sounds of the Indian also appear to be sung, which echoed through the trees. As said earlier, it was the site of a large American settlement and a burial ground. About 3000 Indians are believed to be buried under the park. And to go back to Mitchell Clay and his family. They arrived in 1775, wanting to built their farm. IN 1783, Clay and some men were hunting, while his children were ambushed by Indians. His son Bartley was killed and scalped. His daughter Tabitha was also killed when she tried to save her brother’s life. And last but not least, his other Son Ezekiel was kidnapped. They tried to find the boy, but when they did, he was already dead. The Indians took him deep into the forest and burned him on the pyre. Clay wanted revenge and killed several Indians who killed his own children.

4. Central State Hospital (Milledgeville, Georgia)

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The hospital opened in December 1842 as one of the first public psychiatrical hospitals in Georgia. In its current state, it’s merely empty and slowly expiring. However, two thousand acres still echo with the memory of the patients who were treated – and abused – in Georgia’s haunted asylum. Parents even told their naughty children they’d send them there if they wouldn’t listen. The cemetery has about 2000 cast iron markers in commemoration of the 25.000 patients buried there.

5. Kisiljevo (Servia)

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This remote village had less than 800 residents and a spooky vampire story. In 1725, an inhabitant named Petar Blagojević died. In the following eight days, nine kills happened. The nine that died, had said on their deathbeds that they had been smothered by Blagojević’s corpse. Priests and officials came to Kisiljevo to investigate, and about 40 days after Blagojević passed, they excavated his grave. Weirdly enough, his beard and nails still seemed to grow. There were even signs of a new house. When they stabbed him with a stake, it was said that fresh blood came out of his ears and mouth. He screamed horrifyingly and his skin turned black. After that, the killings stopped. It was described in the report of Imperial Provisor Frombald, an official of the Austrian administration, who witnessed the staking. He had killed nine of his fellow villagers before they put an end to his ‘vampire’ existence.

That’s it for part 2! Which story had you heard before? And which one seems the most ‘creepy’ to you?

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