Currently abandoned, the White House was formerly used as a hospital, hotel, and day-care center. Now, it houses the spirit of a woman in white, whom witnesses believe to be the woman who owned the day-care. In 1988, the building was damaged by fire, and it is now deserted.
The Saint James Church has an odd fog that surrounds it at night. Inside, there is a mysterious light that appears when no one is inside. Adjacent to the church is a small cemetery; those who drive by temporarily have scrambled radio and cell phone signals. It was demolished in October 2003 after two local teens set the structure on fire.
The undisclosed residence in Ponca, Oklahoma was haunted by Wild West mayor J.W. Lynch and a young boy named Joseph. Tonya Kimble, her two daughters, Hailey (age 15) and KK (age 9), and her boyfriend, Sergio Gonzales, began looking for a place to live in 2011.
The Indian Reservation Elementary School burned down a few years ago, killing a small group of teachers and children. Now, objects can be seen moving by the remains of the school. Laughing children can be heard as if they are still playing. In the gym, which remained intact from the fire, the sound of a bouncing basketball can be heard, although the area has remained locked. The coach’s office light stays on all the time for unknown reason, and it has never burned out.
During the Civil War, the first courthouse in Carrollton was burned downed by the Union Army during the Civil War; this was done as an act of humiliation rather than an attack. The second built courthouse, the Carrollton Courthouse caught fire and burned down on November 16th, 1876. The cause of the blaze is still unknown to this day. The third courthouse’s construction began. Everyone blamed a rowdy African-American man named Henry Wells, who lived outside of town for the fire. The sheriff arrested him and locked him up in the attic of a building that would become the new courthouse.
The Granity Hotel is located in the small town of Granity, New Zealand, but it made a good place for the coal-miners to stay during the 1890s. A fire broke out in Room 16, killing six people, including one young man who now haunts the place. His glowing figure has been seen standing by the doorway, then it disappears back into the room.
The El Rey Theatre sat in the center of Manteca, California on Yosemite Avenue, a short bit east of Main Street. It was built in 1930s Art Deco style, and it became a famous landmark for the small town. Both movies and shows played there. During the Christmas season, the owners allowed children in for free, and they played cartoons and The Three Stooges for them.
It is said that the old church used to have a furnace in the middle of it during the 1800s. One night, one of the church’s servers slept in side the building, and the entire church burned down. The fire was so intense that the body of the boy was practically incinerated, and it was never found. A tombstone was placed in the cemetery in honor of the boy.
The Battenfield House was subject to two different mass murders within its walls. The first involved a woman poisoning several of her family members because she liked to go to social events, and the murders would supply the social contact she so desperately wanted. The second murder seems to be lost in history, though it is known that it happened. Nowadays, there have been ghostly flames that emanate from the upstairs, though they provide no heat or burn.
The Valcour Aime Plantation belonged to Valcour Aime, he was known as the “Louis the XIV of Louisiana” and was said to be the wealthiest person in the south. His plantation, which was sometimes called La Petite Versailles, burned to the ground in 1920. It is haunted by Aime.
The Stevens High School is haunted by a boy nicknamed “Sparky”. He is responsible for lighting up chairs with auras and dropping nails from the cement ceiling, generally in the auditorium stage and the storage closet. The school was built on the site of a house fire that killed both Sparky and his family.