Halloween Edition, 2005
It's Halloween, and I'm not about to miss this opportunity to load up a
whole bunch of creepy, spooky stories!
Haunted Places Poll
that we ran in the last newsletter, we got a bunch of nominations for
haunted cities and places in the
American West. The 15 that received the most nominations will
now be ranked for the top ten. You gotta vote if you wanna see
your favorite haunted place in the top ten.
Here's a few of the cities that made the
A couple of places that are said to be very
These cities and places are just a few that
were nominated. Give us your vote on the most haunted cities and
places of the
American West by clicking HERE! (sorry, ended.)
If you're new to
Legends of America,
we focus on
travel destinations that appeal to the nostalgic and historic
minded. Not really interested in the glitter and glitz of the big
cities, we hunt out those places with a little "elbow room," lots of
history, and hidden attractions.
I truly hope you enjoy the
newsletter and the website!!
Kathy Weiser, Owner/Editor
In this Edition:
Ghosts of Route 66
Featured Book - Ghost Hunters Guidebook
Ghosts of the Old West
Ghost Town Ghosts
Haunted Places Poll
nominations are in!
Now, rate the
See the RESULTS HERE!!
it not wonderful that 5,000 years have now elapsed since the creation
of the world, and still it is undecided, whether or not there has even
been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death?
All argument is against it; but all belief is for it.
Samuel Boswell, "Life of Johnson”
New Additions to Legends of
Oh ma gosh, did I find a bunch of haunted
places for this edition!
See our new
With Ghosts in California pages! With
California's long and rich history, the
can't help but be haunted. Here, you will find dozens of hotels,
inns, B&B's and even some campgrounds where you can sleep with a ghost!
is just the start of what we plan to be the most comprehensive list of
ghostly lodging on the world wide web!
Also, check out
Legends of Cheyenne, Wyoming,
Ghosts of Albuquerque, and
Phantom Poker at the St. James Hotel in
New Mexico ,
a tale that came from one of our readers.
One of the most fascinating stories I found
Alcatraz. Not only is this historic place filled with ghosts,
but has a very long history that predates its function as a federal
You'll also find several haunted hotels,
Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming,
of Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and the haunted
Palace Hotel in Denver,
Last, but certainly not least, you will find
several new pages that tell of
Celebrity Ghosts. Lots of these are of the
variety such as
Marilyn Monroe who is said to haunt her former home, as well as the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel;
Harry Houdini, the magician and escape artist who allegedly didn't
even believe in ghosts; and
Lon Chaney, the ever popular star of silent movie horror films.
You'll also read about political ghosts such as
Abraham Lincoln and
Aaron Burr; as well as a few
Bonnie & Clyde, and
Black Jack Ketchum.
Stay tuned!! Once we get our Haunted Places
Poll complete, we'll write about all those places too!!
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Ghosts of Route 66
has lots of stories to tell including remnants
of the unearthly kind. In
Missouri, a malevolent spirit is said to reside in a house that so
frightened one of our readers, Stephen LaChance, he was forced to move
his family from the home. He now runs a support website for others
who have had terrible experiences at the hands of ghosts.
you will find a bevy of ghosts. At the
Kimo Theatre, you might spy a little boy who was killed in an
explosion in 1951,
as well as a mysterious lady who is seen walking along the
hallways. Or, try the
Church Street Cafe, an old hacienda that dates back to 1709, where
one of its former owners continues to lurk. Just south of
Haunted Albuquerque on
you will find the
Luna Mansion, where a couple of ghostly figures are said to roam.
As you continue your journey down this
historic pavement, be sure to check out the
These folks will tell you a number of great stories about an unearthly
woman who sits in a booth, "pretends" to be a bartender, and one time,
even held a man down by sitting on his chest.
At the end of line, you might want to stay
Georgian Hotel in
California. While here, you may very likely spy one of today's
Hollywood stars, or meet one of its resident ghosts.
Legends' General Store
Highways by Jerry D. Coleman
If You Have Never Believed in the Paranormal
Before --- You Soon Will! Explore the underbelly of American
Strangeness with author Jerry D. Coleman as he goes behind the scenes
into some of the most mysterious cases in paranormal history. Roaming
the country, he presents an amazing phantasmagoria of Bigfoot sightings,
visits from beyond the grave, eerie encounters with anomalous creatures,
phantom panthers, startling first-hand accounts and much more.
Featured Guides and Books
Hunters Guidebook by Troy Taylor
Do you believe in ghosts? Want to know how to find them? This guidebook
contains not only step-by-step guides to conducting paranormal
investigations and info on ghost photography, but material on looking
for ghosts, the myths and mysteries of investigations, conducting
investigations of cemeteries and sections on ghost detection devices,
including all new, detailed instructions on the best ways to use
detection equipment in an investigation! This is the essential guide
that no ghost hunter should be without!
Bumper Sticker Wisdom
The Old West
Are there still lingering spirits of the
Absolutely! Check out these tales of
lawmen, and other pioneers of the
James Farm - The
Family Farm in Kearney,
is said to have been haunted for more than a century. Home to a
number of lingering spirits, lights are are seen moving about both
inside and outside of the property buildings. Others report
hearing the sounds of pounding hooves, muffled shots and cries that are
reminiscent of the area history, dating back to events of the Civil War.
Black Jack Ketchum Lives On! - The notorious train robber of
allegedly continues to haunt his hideout cave in Blackjack Canyon, near
New Mexico .
Hotel, Cimarron - Perfume wafts throughout the hotel from a
19th century matron, and the malevolent spirit of a gambler killed here
haunts one room to such a degree, they won't even rent it out!
Bullock Hotel in Deadwood - One of our favorite characters
HBO Series, Deadwood, can potentially be seen at the hotel that Seth
Bullock built in 1894.
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Haunted Ghost Towns
Like lots of other historic places,
often tend to be haunted. Perhaps, these spirits are lingering
just to remember their good 'ole days. On the other hand, maybe
they're mourning the town that they loved that is all but gone today.
Check out a
couple of haunted
that we've discovered in our travels:
was once a booming town as prospectors flooded the area to find their
fortunes. Like many booming mining camps,
earned a reputation for violence and lawlessness. Killings were
sometimes daily events and robberies, stage holdups and street fights
were common occurrences in the camp. In its day,
more widely known for its lawlessness than for its riches. Today,
there are several spirits that refuse to leave this historic place as
they peer from windows and make their presence known by rambling through
the town's ancient buildings.
which is filled with the relics of its former mining days, we found a
fascinating tale of canine spirits.
Reportedly, during the rowdy mining days, many of the prospectors kept
dogs at their claim sites to protect their property. Reared to
attack at the slightest trespass by strangers, the dogs were often
extremely vicious. However, when the gold ran out, many of these
dogs were just left to fend for themselves, often chained to a miners
cabin. Today, they continue to lurk in the canyon, chasing cars and
viciously growling at campers and hikers.
- one of the most preserved
in the state, it is said to be haunted by a former resident, referred to
as "Dirty Annie." Annabelle was a long time resident of the
town and was its last resident. When she was still alive, she would
protect the town with a rifle pointed at anyone who might want to
trespass or do harm to her beloved town. According to numerous
reports, she continues to guard her town in the afterlife.
We get a lot of great ghostly tales from our
readers!! Check out a couple of these stories:
Makes a Ghost?
Desecration of a grave
Lack of a proper burial
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