Haunted Places

Halloween is upon us, so it’s a perfect time to consider a few famous haunted places.

VilliscaIn Iowa, the Villisca ax murder house, is the best known. If you don’t know anything about this house, it looks like a normal old place on a residential street during the day. At night, however, when no lights or sounds can be seen or heard, you get a very different feeling. This is the “Murder House.” The walls still protect the identity of the murderer or murderers who bludgeoned to death the entire family of Josiah Moore and two overnight guests on June 10, 1912.

NebraskaCapitolIn Nebraska, the State Capitol building in Lincoln is said to be haunted by several ghosts as several tragic accidents have occurred there. Some have reported seeing a figure of a man falling. He is also heard screaming and crying. He is thought to have gotten sick and lost his balance while putting Christmas lights up. Other strange noises and mysterious voices have also been heard.

FortGarryHotelIn Manitoba, the Fort Garry Hotel, particularly Room 202, has long been considered haunted. The old luxury hotel has been named one of Canada’s “most haunted” destinations by FlightNetwork.com, a travel website.
A woman apparently committed suicide Room 202 many years ago after hearing of the death of her husband in a car accident. Overcome with grief, she hung herself in the closet. Staff have reported seeing blood dripping down the walls upon entering the room, and guests have witnessed the apparition of a woman in a cloak hovering at the foot of their bed. The woman also is said to haunt the hotel lounge, where staff and guests have seen her, often crying in the corner.