World’s Most Haunted Bodies of Water:
Blackwater River is a popular tubing spot with a dark
past. A woman with long black hair smelling of rotting flesh haunts the water
and will attempt to drag you to your death if you can’t escape her clutches. No
matter what is causing people to drown in the river, it would be wise to be
careful when taking a dip.
Why the U.S. Capitol’s ‘Demon Cat’ Legend is So Persistent:
Over the last two
centuries, the U.S. Capitol Building, with its underground
passages and echoing side chambers, has amassed its fair share of ghost
stories. Whether it’s the specter of a lost Civil War soldier from the
building’s brief stint as a wartime hospital, or the ghost of John Quincy Adams
shouting his final words in the Speaker’s Lobby, the Capitol Building is a
ghost hunter’s dream. But few such stories have captured the public’s
imagination like that of the Demon Cat.
“It’s probably the most common of all the ghost stories
in the capitol. Partly because of the physical evidence,” says Steve Livengood,
the chief tour guide of the U.S. Capitol
7 Creepy Stories and Disturbing Legends from Yosemite National Park:
Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and draws about 3.7 million visitors each year. Many of those people could tell you some creepy stories about Yosemite. Whether it was a creepy voice on the wind or a large rustle in the forest, the vast, open wilderness can cause some serious unease. According to some famous Yosemite legends, there really is more than just deer and bear scampering around its vast forests.
There are stories of encounters with Bigfoot, run-ins with the peculiar creatures know as Nightcrawlers, and even sightings of UFOs in Yosemite. There have been shocking murders and a large number of mysterious disappearances. There are plenty of Yosemite urban legends and Yosemite creepy stories, but are any of them true? Read through this list of unsettling stories, vote up the tales that chill you to the bone, and decide for yourself if there’s anything to fear in the California wilderness.
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle was Based on a Real One – and It’s Insane:
Nestled deep in the German Alps, atop a rolling hill, sits Neuschwanstein Castle, its imposing silhouette looking like something straight out of a fairy tale. Surrounded by cliffs, a moat, and a picturesque little town, the castle appears untouched by time and stands as an everlasting testament to the fantastic imagination of King Ludwig II.
As the region emerged from the Anglo-Prussian war, Bavarian King Ludwig II was forced to concede his power to the Prussian king. As a result, he became reclusive, retreating into a world of fantasy and fairy tale for the rest of his life.