Constructed in 1903, the historic Royal Hotel served miners, railroad and timber crews, travelers, and ranchers on the Wolcott Stage line. It served a number of other purposes while in operation, including the Yampa Leader newspaper’s headquarters, a hospital during 1919’s flu epidemic when the local hospital could not accommodate the number of patients afflicted, a boarding house for school children during the winter months, a school gymnasium, a drug store, a post office, a family dining room, a general store, an upholstery store, and apartments.
Grace Hall was built in 1857 by Henry Ware as an antebellum mansion in neoclassicism and Victorian style. During the Civil War, much of the city of Selma was damaged or destroyed, but many of the architecturally buildings were left intact (including Grace Hall and Sturdivant Hall). Currently, Grace Hall is owned by Coy and Joey Dillon, and it is operated as a bed and breakfast. It is open for tours, parties, business meetings, and assorted social events.
The empty lot on Thomas Drive is haunted by the spirits of five or six African American men performing different activities varying from tending to a garden that is no longer there or joining in on New Year’s Eve celebrations. The sound of dogs whining and barking can also be heard here.
The Whaley House was the residence of Thomas Whaley and his family. It also served as Mr. Whaley’s general store, the second county courthouse in San Diego, and the first commercial theater over the years.
The Jeruk Purut Cemetery, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, was expanded onto wakaf land (land donated for religious purposes) in the mid-2000s. By 2007, there was an average of 300 burials per month, and it was one of the few cemeteries in Jakarta that was capable of expanding.
There have been reports of noises coming from near the ocean that sound like voices saying “go home” and “don’t go forward”. Dogs have been known to chase people out of the way as if they want them away from the place. It is believed that the hauntings come from a Hindu ritual involving the burning of their dead. The ghosts are said to linger in the air.
A dog’s glowing red eyes have been spotted along Highway 12. According to legend, a man was so angry with his landlord that he murdered him. He then ground the landlord’s corpse into cornmeal and fed it to his dog. The ghost hound has been seen along Highway 12, glaring at passing drivers.
The Glenn Dale Hospital was very successful in the early 1900s, but it was abandoned in the 1970s. It was made up of six different buildings on opposite sides of the road, but the hauntings seem to take place in the two structures that lay closest to the road on the right. To add to the already disturbing appearance of the hospital, most of the doors have been broken. Unused medical equipment has been abandoned within the walls of the Glenn Dale Hospital.