Cooper’s Crossing in China Spring, Texas is known for giving off a strong feeling of being watched, and it is said that the closer you get to the river, the stronger the feeling gets. Many visitors of the creek have said they have felt a human form brush up against them, even despite the fact they were alone and saw no one.
El Salvadorian canyon Sayulapa is believed to be haunted by a woman named La Llorona, who drowned and killed both of her children in order to marry a rich rancher that she fell in love with over one hundred years ago. It is said that if you yell “Llorona” three times, her apparition will appear in front of you. Many claim that you need to run or she will take your soul. Other reports including the sounds of the two murdered children screaming while drowning.
The Woodland Beach in Kent County, Delaware was home to a boardwalk and several attractions during the early 1900s. Now, only the boardwalk’s pier remains. However, on a well-lit night (whether by flashlight or moonlight), you can see figures walking over the water where the boardwalk once stood. It appears that they are awaiting a ferry that no longer comes to the beach. Now, the Woodland area is filled with several homes, and the beach is open to the public.
There have been several reports made by the people who live near the Dream Beach about being awoken in the middle of the night by a terrible noise ensued by heavy breathing in front of their faces coming from an unseen entity.
Loon Creek is haunted by the ghost of Manuel Sato. He wanders the deserted hills near the creek, and has been doing so ever since his death in 1870. One morning, while he was making himself some breakfast, a robber mauled him with a knife. The robber then proceeded to rob a bank, and allegedly buried his haul near the site of Sato’s murder. Fort Boise had sent soldiers to recover the stolen money, and came across the ghost of Sato along the way. He was seen directing an invisible pack of mules.
The Shut-In Creek, which is located in Hot Springs, North Carolina, has had the sounds of disembodied voices and a strange light that seems to roll down the hills. The source of the haunting comes from a man who was killed by poisonous fumes emitting out of a mine over ninety years ago.
The San Gabriel Valley in California is haunted by the ghost of a Native American man who is regularly sighted in the backyards, bedrooms, and living rooms of houses in the area. Though his apparition only lasts but a few seconds until he disappears, seeing him lasts a lifetime.
The ghosts of Native Americans have been sighted next to Eagle Creek in Arlington, Washington. A trail in a mobile home park has been known to cause people to get confused and lost, and they generally end up miles away.
Lake Coeur D’Alene is said to be haunted by a Native American woman who is half-fish, half-human. Other unexplainable events include noises without a source, a huge horned animal that lifts boats out of the water, and the appearance of wind moving the surface water of the lake when there is no wind blowing.
In the canals of Xochimico (near Mexico City) lies a rather disturbing island decorated with dolls. The Island of the Dolls (in Spanish, “Isla de las Munecas”) is the home to several hundred deformed and creepy dolls, most of them missing limbs, heads, or eyes. They are haunting enough by day, but they are truly terrifying at night.
The island’s twisted history began when the island’s sole inhabitant, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who had drowned in the canal nearly fifty years ago. Being haunted by the sight of her skeletal cadaver, he did what he could to try and please the girl’s spirit. When he found a doll floating in the canal recently after finding the girl, he put it on a tree to please her and protect the island from evil.
Santana was not pleased with just one doll, however. Somehow, dolls and doll parts kept appearing in the canal, and he would fish them out and hang them up on various trees on the island. This method, though, was not providing Santana with enough dolls to satisfy him, so he started “dumpster diving” whenever he went off of his private island.
Later on, he began trading fruits and vegetables grown on the island for the dolls. Legends and rumors have orbited this mysterious place for years. One such story says that Santana went insane and had begun believing that his dolls were real children he had attempted to rescue.
However, his family members (who now operate the island as a tourist destination) say that Santana simply believed the island was haunted by the young girl, and he believed he could make her happy by displaying his massive collection of dolls.
In 2001, Santana drowned in the canal just like the little girl did. Several people have made rumors that the dolls were possessed by demonic spirits that murdered Santana, while others say his death was accidental and the dolls have taken his place as the island caretaker.
During Don Julian Santana’s lifetime, the island received little-to-no tourism. Now, it is a famous attraction in Mexico. Several TV shows have featured the island, and a few of them have proved that the island is in fact haunted. The Island of the Dolls is considered one of the scariest and disturbing places on Earth, paranormal or not.
Those who have visited Bear Creek Swamp have reported seeing odd, seemingly sourceless lights as well as apparitions of Civil War soldiers. Lots of strange noises have been heard coming from the region. An abnormally high amount of lizards and snakes populate the area as well.
Sometime during the early 1800s, a man named Charles Boyington and his best friend, Nathaniel Frost, spent many of their afternoons together in the Church Street Graveyard located on Bayou Street. It is unknown why the chose this location in particular to spend their time, but the two were always remembered by the place.
Nathaniel Frost was found stabbed to death in the cemetery. Being that the authorities had no other evidence, they assumed that Boyington killed Frost merely based on the location. Boyington pleaded his innocence. However, the police were not convinced and Boyington was sentenced to death.
In February 1835, on the day that Boyington was to be executed, the accused man proclaimed that a mighty oak would rise from his grave as proof that he was innocent. Charles Boyington was then hanged and buried in a portion of the Church Street Graveyard.
As he proclaimed, an oak tree sprouted from his grave, and it still stands to this day. It is known as the Boyington Oak, named after the man. Many claim that when the wind blows through the branches, you can hear the voice of Charles Boyington crying his innocence.