Twin Mound, located in Douglas County, Kansas, was named for its two hills that lie in the area’s landscape. Henry Hiatt, who was born in Dublin, Indiana in 1816, moved out to the Kansas Territory with his wife and five children in 1856, eventually settling in Bloomington. For a short while after arriving in Bloomington, Hiatt and two other men operated a saw mill. However, within a year, Hiatt left the business and moved his family seven miles southwest of the town.
Portlock, Alaska in Kenai Peninsula County was named after Captain Nathaniel Portlock, a member of the Royal Navy, who landed in Alaska in August, 1787. However, Spain and Russia owned the land all the way up until 1867, when the United States purchased it.
Cicero, Kansas was founded some time during the late 1800s, lying just four miles north and two miles east of Wellington, Kansas in Sumner County. Originally, it had two wooden grain elevators, a town hall, around four houses, and a store with a post office. A one-room school house was located 1/2 mile west of Cicero.
Ramoji Film City, similar to Universal Studios in the United States, is a city used for movie purposes. It is said that the city was built over the war grounds of the Nizam Sultans, leading to the haunting of the large film city located inside of Hyderabad.
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.
There are a number of places in Bangalore that have had paranormal activity, including the sightings of apparitions and some abnormal happenings. Locals believe that these hauntings are ghosts and spirits, but it is unknown why they appear.
In the ancient city of Wheaten, lights go on and off by themselves. No one knows why this happens. It is currently the only paranormal activity that Wheaten receives.
In the northeast corner of the town, Tampa, Kansas has a Santa Fe Trail marker and a pointer to ruts created by the wagons of pioneers who were trying to get to California during its gold rush. The old grade school, despite being in near-ruin, was a spectacular sight in its day. In the 2000 census, Tampa’s population was 144.
Located in the ancient Italian town of Vestini, the ghost town Aveia has a few remaining buildings still standing. Paintings inside of the church date back to the 12th century. In 1902, a 3rd-century inscription was found in the town.
During the 1920s, Brownville was an extremely active town. Now, it is a haunted ghost town with only one remain building: the old church. Those who visit the town say you can hear the sound of children laughing from the church’s nursery.
Cahaba was selected to be Alabama’s state capitol on November 21st, 1818. By 1820, the town was thriving with large buildings inside of it. However, in 1825, Cahaba was struck by a major flood five years later that destroyed the state house. The catastrophe is attributed to being part of the low elevation of the area, as well as the fact that the two rivers surrounding Cahaba had a reputation of overflowing. Due to the disaster-proneness of the area, Alabama’s capital was changed to Tuscaloosa in January 1826.
After years of being semi-successful, the town began to fall apart. By 1930, only a handful of the original buildings were left. The town, no longer inhabited, is now an important archaeological site, and visitors may still go to it. Cahaba has been the setting of several ghost stories during the 19th and 20th centuries, among the true stories being that of a ghostly orb appearing in the now-demolished garden maze at the former home of C. C. Pegues.