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International paranormal stories from abandoned locations: part 8

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 8!

  1. Grant Humphreys Mansion (Denver, Colorado)
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This mansion was owned by businessman and former governor James Benton Grant in 1902. After 1911, the mansion belonged to Albert E. Humphreys, who’d die in the mansion as a result of a suspected firearms accident. The original owner is still haunting this mansion as he’s restless from his accidental demise. His family members may be keeping him company. He has been identified as Humphreys himself. Restless because of his untimely death due to either a stupid accident, a possible suicide or a deliberate murder. Four other entities keep him company. Perhaps some are from the disrupted and desecrated graveyard, who still haunt the park area.

2. Catfish Plantation Restaurant (Waxahchie, Texas)

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This restaurant is located in a Victorian farm dating from the end of the 19th-century. It has a weird, paranormal phenomenon before it opened for official business. The owner went through two incidents. The first thing that happened was when she arrived in the early morning, seeing that the building had been unlocked, finding a new made pot of coffee waiting for her. No one was responsible for it. The other incident was quite the same. Opening up the restaurant and finding the restaurant utensils piled up in the middle of the kitchen. The kitchen staff repeatedly complained about food being thrown through the kitchen, glasses shattering and breaking all of a sudden. They believe the kitchen ‘activity’ is caused by the last particular owner who doesn’t allow the company to run in her former home. A female entity has been seen in the dining room wearing a wedding dress. Both employees and customers saw her. A male ghost seems to spend his time on the porch and was even seen by the police, who saw him disappearing all of a sudden.

3. Ashton Villa (Galveston, Texas)

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This mansion was built in 1859 and was the home of colonel James Moreau Brown and his family, in their possession until the end of the 20s. Though the mansion was built by the colonel, his daughter Bettie seems to be the one who has stayed. She has been seen on many occasions by employees and visitors, mostly wearing formal attire. One employee was a witness to a ghostly argument between Bettie and an unknown lord. Items in specific rooms seem to move on its own, like furniture. And clocks stop randomly, for unknown reasons.

4. Ferry Plantation House (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

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In the early years of 1800, it was a crossing spot by ferry. However, a fatal shipwreck happened. With a history of slavery, different owners, shipwreck deaths and more. So, it has become a ‘famous place’ to stay at for ghosts. Many people heard voices and whispers. There has been a total of 11 ghosts confirmed to live in this house. Some died while the accident with the ferry happened while others were a slave or a former owner of this house. These entities have been spotted during many events by visitors, employees and spiritual investigators.

5. The Amityville Horror House (Amityville, New York)

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This small, modest mansion has a dark history. It’s known as a real mass murder estate. In the early hours of November 13, 1974 Ronald DeFeo Jr walked through the house carrying a gun. He killed everyone who was sleeping in the house at that time. The victims were 6 in total, his own parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Their age variate from 9 to 18 years. A little over a year, the Lutz family moved to this house where they experienced paranormal activities that were so awful, that they left on a short note. They only lived in the haunted mansion for about a month. The events they witnessed included extreme cold spots and weird scents. Doors suddenly closed and objects suddenly moved. Their kids slept like the victims were killed; their face facing their stomach. Their youngest daughter became friends with a demonic entity and welts appeared out of nothing.

That’s it for part 8! Which story have you heard before? And which one seems the most ‘creepy’ to you?

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