The Devil’s Tree in Bernards Township, New Jersey is home to several sinister legends regarding death. Years ago, a farmer killed his entire family, then committed suicide via hanging from the tree. Many suicides and murders have occurred near the tree.
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 GPR Stops House has been abandoned for a long time. It has been subject to strange noises and occurrences from the top floor. A girl wo visited the house was hit in the chest by an unseen entity, resulting in a triagular-shaped bruise. The ghost is believed to be a school superintendent who committed suicide via hanging shortly after the Meckling School failed.
Carroll College was founded in 1909 by John Patrick Carroll, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Helena, Montana at the time. Originally, the school was named the Mount St. Charles in honor of St. Charles Borromeo. Initially, it served as an all-male liberal arts college, focusing on training young men for careers in medicine, law, engineering, teaching, and priesthood. Now, it is coeducational.
Lawang Sewu, which means “one thousand doors” in Indonesian, literally has 1,000 doors. Built during the 18th century and left over from the Netherlands Colonialism, it features Netherlands-style architecture. In addition to the terrifying sensation of getting lost in such a large building, there is also a paranormal element.
Years ago, a murder-suicide involving a guest and a chef took place at the Buma Inn in Beijing, China. The chef had poisoned one guest’s meal for no real reason, then stabbed himself. The ghost of the guest haunts the inn in search of his killer. Most activity occurs at night.
Legend has it that an old man named Tucker lost his sanity one day during the late 1800s and killed his family (his wife, his children, and his mother). He then buried their bodies in the cellar beneath the house. Eventually, he took his own life. After his death, the property was turned into a cemetery, but the house remained.
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.
For more than fifty years, the Belasco Theater, located in New York City, New York, has been considered one of the most haunted places in America. Hauntings have been occurring ever since the death of David Belasco, the former owner of the theater as well as its namesake, in 1931.
The North Dakota State University has had many paranormal occurences on the third floor of Ceres Hall. These are believed to be caused by a man who committed suicide via hanging himself from a heating vent sometime during World War II.
Room 538 in the fancy Le Baron Hotel is believed to be haunted by a businessman who has been seen wearing a dark suit. The hotel’s manager, Ralph Malter, believes that the ghost is of a salesman who committed suicide in that very room. In all, not much paranormal activity surrounds it.
The Milam House is haunted by the ghost of Dr. Bob Mabry and his adopted mother Mrs. Frances Milam. His presence has been reported in the master bedroom and the office. Mrs. Milam, who is still alive, has received personal messages from her adopted son. Dr. Mabry has warned those who visit the house with messages on their hands saying, “Suicide is not an ending. We still have the same problems, for the soul is eternal.” He warns this because in 1983, he himself committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.