Beach at Bethany

Bethany Beach is haunted by a ragged-looking military spirit in tattered clothing that roams along a stretch of the shore. Though uncertain, it is believed that the ghost is Eddie “Fast Eddie” Rickenbacker (b. October 8th, 1890), an Air Force/Army hero from World War I who died of pneumonia in Switzerland on July 23rd, 1973.

Old First Baptist Church in Collinsville, Illinois

Location: Collinsville, Illinois, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – 2003 Type: Baptist Status: Burned Down History: During World War I, a German janitor was locked up in the First Baptist Church’s basement, and then the building was set ablaze, as many Americans were against any Germans in the United States because of the war. Eventually, the…

Fort Saulsbury

Location: Slaughter Beach, Delaware, USA Built: 1917 Operation Time: 1917 – 1946 Type: Fort Status: Abandoned History Built in 1917, Fort Saulsbury was used during World War I as a last-resort defense against the German army should they invade. When World War II came around, the fort was used as a POW camp. In 1946, Fort Saulsbury was abandoned, never…

Battelle, Alabama

Location: Battelle, Alabama, USA County: DeKalb Remains: Farms, Houses, Roads Status: Still standing History Battelle was a thriving mining community at the turn of the century, having spread out to the base of Lookout Mountain, five miles north of Valley Head, Alabama. Now, the forest has taken over, and no buildings remain in what was Battelle. Ruins…

John McCrae Bunker

Location: Ypres, Belgium, Europe Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – ? Type: Bunker Status: Unknown History During World War I, bunkers were used to heal soldiers who had been injured during combat. The John McCrae Bunker is famous for its abundant haunts. John McCrae, the famed author of In Flanders Fields (which was written in honor of…

Bodelwyddan Castle

Location: Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales, Europe Built: Unknown Status: Open History Bodelwyddan was bought from the Humphreys by Sir William Williams, who was the Speaker in the House of Commons from 1680 to 1681. The castle was reconstructed by Sir John Hay Williams between 1830 and 1852 with the help of architects Joseph Hansom (inventor of the Hansom cab)…