The Turner and Stevens Mortuary is haunted by the spirits of a mean elderly woman, the little boy she is after, and the man protecting the boy. Activity includes slamming doors, books flying across rooms, and disembodied footsteps. Sometimes, when people walk by the mirrors in the hallway, the apparition of the woman or the man appear in the reflection, only to disappear.
The authorization for the Eastern State Institution for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic was approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1903. A commission for figuring the numbers of “insane” residents of the state was founded; they discovered that there were 1,146 “feeble-minded” citizens in mental hospitals, and another 2,627 in almshouses, county-care hospitals, reformatories, and prisons.
Sanders Valley was the site of a barn belonging to a family during the Civil War. While the war was going on, a group of Union soldiers killed the family living on the farm because they were southern sympathizers. The story goes that the women and children were cast into the old cistern, the father was dragged around the valley to death, and the slave was hung in the barn. Now, on nights with full moons, the apparition of the slave can be seen swinging from the rafters. Children can be heard laughing.
The Queen Mary began construction in the December of 1930 in Clydebank, Scotland. Due to the Great Depression, work on the ship was ceased in December, 1931. In order to complete the project, Cunard (the construction company) applied for a loan from the British Government. It was approved, and there was enough leftover money that a second ship – the Queen Elizabeth – could be constructed.
The cause of the hauntings at the Jerome Grand Hotel remains a mystery. The apparition of a woman in white has been seen roaming the halls. A ghostly nurse with a clipboard is seen in one of the hotel’s rooms. Lastly, the ghost of a little boy has been known to run through the bar area in search of his mother during the late hours of the night. Screaming and apparitions are all consistently witnessed at the Jerome Grand Hotel.
A Ramada Inn employee witnessed odd happenings on their shift while they were doing laundry and stocking closets. On one night, they saw shadows go across the dryers for about thirty seconds before they disappeared.
Hawks Landing Creek has been the site of many deaths. The sound of little girls screaming can be heard off in the distance. A black shape shifter has been sighted, and the place gives off an oppressing feeling.
The Schroyer Cemetery began its operation in the late 19th century when several members of the Schroyer family were buried on the half acre of land on the hill. Today, there is only one remaining grave, belonging to Mr. Schroyer. Visitors have reported seeing blue orbs floating around the area, demonic voices speaking to them, and the apparition of an elderly man walking through the cemetery.
The Sallie House has been deemed the most haunted house in Kansas, sporting nine confirmed spirits (the most famous being the ghost of a little girl named Sallie). Male visitors have been maliciously scratched by an unseen ghost. Several EVPs and full-body apparitions have been witnessed and collected from the house. The owner (who lives in Atchison) lets paranormal investigation groups into the house as long as they have made an appointment.
Caritas Southwood Hospital, which was formerly called Pondville State Hospital, closed to the public in 2003, but kept its cancer center open. There have been numerous sightings of patients roaming the halls, including an elderly man on an elevator and a little girl down the hallway. Other activity includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and fuzzy white orbs. Currently, the hospital is heavily patrolled by police officers.
It is said that during the mid-1800s, a young boy fell off the Union Covered Bridge and drowned in the river below. Now, at night, the apparition of the boy can be seen, and he tries to touch anyone who walks across the bridge. The identity of the child remains a mystery.
The Maryville Center for Medically Complex Children was built as an asylum for drug-addicted, handicapped, insane, and foster children. Due to asbestos, the center had to be shut down and boarded up.