The White House is recognized worldwide and is one of the most famous and important pieces of architecture in America, as it is the very home of the president of the United States and supposedly also the home of one or another ghost.
A couple of years back, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush,Jenna Bush Hager, said to have experienced different paranormal events inside this house, and not only she but her sister confirms this story.
One night like any other, Jenna Bush and Barbara woke up to hear a phone ringing, suddenly a spontaneous and creepy piano music from the 1920s began to play from the fireplace in their room. This same event happened the next night but now, the music had changed and what was heard was opera.
Although many people might be afraid of this unexplained event, the sisters claim that they did not feel any fear because they said that the ghosts were harmless and that they were inside the white house with “good intentions”.
Interestingly, President Bush’s daughters are not the first to share ghost stories related to the White House. During one of their visits, Winston Churchill and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands claim to have seen the spirit of Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Room and the Yellow Oval Room.
One of the most haunted rooms in this house, as some might believe, is The Rose Room, which is frequently visited by the spirits of Andrew Jackson, who can sometimes be heard laughing, cursing and gesturing as if he were upset.
On other occasions, you have heard distant music, similar to that of a violin, and you suspect that this is the spirit of Thomas Jefferson. Fortunately, the ghosts that have been reported to date are the same as those of previous presidents, who at least have no intention of causing any harm to the people living in the house today, yet this is still somewhat scary and surprising.
Why do you think the spirits of past presidents still walk around the halls of The White House?
We all know about the catastrophic fate that befell of Chernobyl on April 26, 1986, an incident so lethal and massive that it was recognized as the greatest nuclear disaster in the history of mankind.
For many years Chernobyl was kept in quarantine, with dozens of signs alerting everyone who approached, the danger they might find, however, the thieves change and it seems that not everything is forever because a couple of years ago Chernobyl began to be visited again by many people, who can be considered either very brave or very naive.
This April, it will be 34 years since that accident happened and although Ukraine has many other interesting places to visit, Chernobyl has undoubtedly become extremely popular.
It took more than two decades for Chernobyl to become a somewhat “safe” place to receive visitors, as radiation levels managed to decrease sufficiently in certain areas. Despite this, precautions must always be taken as Chernobyl remains a place with a dark past and potential dangers, which is why tourism is well regulated, and visitors must sign a formal application before starting any legal tour.
Even though the surroundings look calm and settled, you made an invisible enemy: radiation. By taking the tour, you will be equipped with a personal radiation detector, which will constantly indicate the levels of radiation and you will know yourself when you are close to crossing the red line.
For example, in 2014 the radiation levels of Reactor 4 were still so high that this area was completely off-limits to visitors, but over the years certain areas within this reactor decreased their radiation levels: this was the case of the control room of Chernobyl’s Reactor 4, scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
You can also visit some locations that are close to the area where the disaster happened, such as Pripyat a city that was home to 49,000 citizens before it was evacuated following the meltdown.
The city has become a popular icon from Chernobyl’s Disaster, due to its eerie and spooky-looking surroundings. In addition, most of the buildings found in Pripyat have drastically deteriorated, some areas are off-limits due to poor structural integrity or high radiation levels.
Before determining the tour and leaving the Chernobyl area, you will have to perform several radiation tests to make sure everything is in order. If the alarm bells ring, you will need to go through decontamination to get out.
You wake up out of nowhere in an unknown place. Its dark, cold and the room is filled with sinister objects that cause you nothing but terror, then from a dark corner, a doll slowly approaches you: I want to play a game.
Never before has such a harmless prayer caused us so much fear, until Jigsaw came to show us that not all games are as fun as we think, and although they are a little intense, the truth is that these movies are terribly entertaining, just the same as SAW – The Ride.
The incredible amusement park in the UK, THORPE PARK in conjunction with the new generation film studio LIONSGATE and TWISTED PICTURES joined forces to create one of the world’s scariest roller coasters: SAW – The Ride. This terrifying roller coaster premiered in March 2009 and has been a success ever since.
“This right is absolutely amazing, especially if you are a thrill-seeker! From the steep drop to all its twists and turns, it is all unexpected. Even the props and decor for the ride really brought it to life.”
As its name suggests, this attraction is based on the Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures – SAW movie franchise, making it the “world’s scariest ride”.
This roller coaster truly tests the nerves of all those who consider themselves brave, as those who dare to ride it and visitors find themselves at the mercy of the manipulator, macabre mastermind, Jigsaw.
SAW – The Ride has an insane vertical 100º fall from a height of 100 feet, making it the steepest free fall of its kind in the world. Riders endure three inversions that add another dimension to a new, fully charged with adrenaline, fun experience for thrill-seekers.
The clever mind behind this magnificent and terrifying attraction is Candy Holland, Creative Director of Merlin Entertainments Resort Theme Parks. As a fan of anything that generates extreme emotions, being part of the team that created SAW – The Ride was like a unique experience, mentioning that she is even a big fan of horror movies.
This roller coaster can be found in the Canada Creek section of the park. Before getting on this tremendous attraction you will have to take a dark and scary ride in an old abandoned industrial sawmill building. Numerous Jigsaw traps, bloody scenes and a dramatic scene all lie within the building as you line up to reach your final destination.
“Guests come face to face with live actors representing Jigsaw victims caught in various traps. One of Jigsaw’s hooded apprentices even makes an appearance, where could he possibly be?”
Billy, Jigsaw’s twisted clown-faced puppet tells guests the test that awaits them ahead of time, and his gruesome face can be seen on the monitors, inviting them to “play a game”
Do you think you’re brave enough to ride this roller coaster?
In 2011 the first episode of one of the most popular and original horror series of the past decade was released. Not only did each episode of this series fill us with fear and anxiety, but each season provided us with a completely different story with an increasingly frightening twist, you know what I’m talking about?
American Horror Story became a very emblematic series because every season Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk surprise us with a new horrifying drama either with a haunted house, a couple of witches, even aliens! Well, every new story demands a new set change and if you were curious about the locations where AHS has recorded their terrifying scenes these are some of the places:
1. Alfred Rosenheim Mansion
You guessed it, The Rosenheim Mansion, also known as the Murder House from the very first season. This house was built back in 1902 by a German-American architect and believe it or not, its quite popular among different movies and tv shows such as The Twilight Zone, Six Feet Under and The Ghost Whisperer.
2. The Buckner Mansion
Welcome to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a place that hides plenty of secrets, magic, and darkness. This astonishing white mansion is located at 1410 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, it is known as theBuckner Mansion was built in 1856 by a major cotton magnate and served for many years as a prominent business school. Some say that the mansion is allegedly haunted, by the spirit of Miss Josephine, a slave that has not left the mansion ever since the civil war ended.
3. Orange County Courthouse
AHS’ second season was filmed on W. Santa Ana Blvd. in Santa Ana, California at the Orange County Courthouse and despite the fact that this was one intense, terrifying and disturbing season, the actual real spot is beautiful and even famous, serving as a perfect spot for couples to take wedding pictures. Another fact is that the actual story behind the second season “Asylum” where the hospital was run appallingly, treating its patients horrendously was based around the true-life events of Willowbrook State School in New York City.
4. The James Oviatt building
Season five was filled with mystery and is probably one of the scarier seasons since it was practically based on the Cecil Hotel, a place with a disturbing past, home to several inexplicable deaths and paranormal activities. Within this hotel, several scandalous events happened, such as the unsettling death of Elisa Lam: this case was so eerie that AHS creators acknowledged the strange and macabre situations that occurred in this place and created the fifth season: Hotel. If you are curious and brave enough to visit the filming location, the exterior and interior lobby shots of AHS´Hotel Cortez, you just need to go to 617 South Olive Street in L.A. to the James Oviatt building.
5. Longue Vue House & Gardens
Freakshow´s Dandy Mott, was probably one of the characters that we love-hated the most. He was a mama´s boy serial killer, with very disturbing fetishes and also, an immense beautiful house which can be found in New Orleans!The Longue Vue is a historic house museum and associated gardens, it is located in Lakewood neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Not too far from Dandy’s house, you can find the CamelliaGrill, the dinner that many of the freaks used to go and grab something to eat while being silently judged by other clients…
This dark story begins in New Orleans, the most haunted city in the world… when Robert and Yvette, a high society couple, desperate for the blessing of not having a child, went to Dr. Gottschalk who helped the couple with a fertility method with some sort of occultism, through which months later a beautiful baby girl named Violette was conceived.
The girl’s name was given in allusion to her dazzling violet eyes, which matched perfectly with a pair of amethyst earrings, a gift from Dr. Gottschalk.The girl brought happiness to her loving parents and to the servants who worked in the house.
Violette had a nanny, a mulatto woman, who was always on hand to make sure she lacked nothing, she was even so crazy that the girl kept throwing tantrums, but still, her tenderness delighted everyone.
Violette’s father had to go out frequently for work for several days, the girl always burst into tears to take her with him, but the mother would not let her because the place her husband was working was dangerous.
One day Yvette’s mother had a severe illness, and she had to travel to another city to take care of her. Robert had to go on another trip, but this time Violette would get her way, for by means of tantrums he managed to convince his father to take her to the nanny.
Sadly, with the trip, the days of happiness were about to end… Violette got a disease that led to her death. Robert took her to the eye doctor to see if he could do something for the child, but it was too late, so he had to write a letter to his wife announcing that their daughter had just left.
The parents were devastated, if it wasn’t for the servants, the house and the work would have fallen apart. A month passed since the girl had been buried but they couldn’t move forward, they didn’t want to have another child, they wanted their Violette back more than anything, so they decided to go beyond what human power can achieve.
They approached Dr. Gottschalk to bring their child back to them, but he refused because he said they should let their child rest in peace, even so, there would do anything to find someone who would help them.
With a large sum of money, a voodoo sorceress agreed to bring Violette back, they dug up the body on a full moon and during a moon cycle, the witch performed rituals to revive her. The next night of the full moon, Robert and Yvette answered the knock on their doors, it was Violette who was knocking, repeating the word: Mama.
Violette had come back to life and her parents were happy to embrace her again, but what they could not see, is that Violette was not the same, she was now a cold and expressionless child, she seemed to be always absent…
As time passed, the girl became wild, began to eat animals and raw meat, and grunted as if she was some kind of animal.
The servants knew that the girl’s return came from something dark and powerful. Her nanny could not bear to see Violette in those conditions, as if she was a zombie, so she, along with other servants hidden from their parents, took her to Marie Laveau’s daughter, a powerful sorceress who could help them.
The sorceress was beside the witch who resurrected Violette, who was ashamed of what she did for money, so she would cooperate in making amends for her sin, although unfortunately what is already dead cannot be killed, so the sorceress could not return Violette to her previous state.
So the Resurrecting Witch took responsibility and took Violette… The girl’s parents as if by magic overcame the second loss more easily and were then blessed with a baby.
Time passed and the witch who was looking after the girl died, but no one found out the whereabouts of Violette, until many decades later a family discovered something creepy in their home, which was that of the witch in ancient times, a mummy who had some violet stone earrings in the attic.
They said that at night they heard the mummy come to life, as they heard footsteps and grunts… but that which tormented them would be gone forever, when Hurricane Katrina arrived, taking the mummy away by its waters, so it is unknown where Violette lives today, who after so many years still cannot rest.
But what you are about to know, might change your perception about this song since it is the terrifying story behind it. Many do not know that this song as well as the movie “The Wizard of Oz” is based on a Bolivian legend related to a boy and “The Uncle” a demon that usually lives in the mines…
It all starts with the difficult life of an 8 year old deaf boy, who is in the care of his violent and alcoholic father, until one day he decides to run away; On the street, he meets a homeless dog who becomes his best friend.
As days go by, the boy discovers that he has a gift, he can perceive evil and also has the power to make it stop.
The first person he helped was an old man, who was constantly humiliated by the children and adults, people threw stones at him and constantly made fun of him. When the child felt the evil, he faced the old man’s attackers and shouted as if an earthquake was born from his mouth, everyone present ran away, and the grateful man decided to follow the child on his aimless journey.
Fate led them to meet a deformed man who had been part of a satanic sect. When he wanted to get out of it, a demon named “The Uncle” had disfigured his face out of revenge. It is said that this demon has the appearance of a goat with human features, he lives in a cave in the desert, where he whispers the evil that exists in the world, the people who have heard that infernal voice, cannot understand what he says, but they remain crazy for life…
The boy and his friends went to the devil’s lair to fight him. As they stood in front of the entrance to the cave, the adults were already beginning to hear the horrible whispers of the evil being and were beginning to lose their minds, so they decided to leave before the damage was permanent.
The child entered the cave alone, from which he never came out, yet it is said that the child continues to fight evil, for when people approach the gloomy place you can still hear the empowering cry of a child.
You can listen to the song once again, and share your thoughts now that you know the story behind…
What are your thoughts about this song and the Bolivian legend?
A chilling and creepy story may be the case of Elisa Lam, a woman who had a very unusual experience inside an elevator.
Well, it all starts in February 2013, when a Canadian student named Elisa Lam decided to take a trip to Los Angeles, and then chose to stay at the “Cecil Hotel“, known for having an affordable stay downtown.
The hotel is also known for housing somewhat peculiar guests like the Black Dahlia, it has been the place from which many people have lost their lives, either accidentally or not…
Shortly after Elisa Lam stayed at the Hotel, the young woman was found inside a water box almost 2.5 meters high, which means that it would be almost impossible for the young woman to reach the top of the water tank.
When the cops found her there were no stairs or anything that could be used to climb, the main question was raised: how did she get there?
After much speculation, the authorities decided to request the recordings made by the hotel security cameras to see if there was anything that had happened to the student before she died and that’s where the mystery begins…
When they saw the tapes, they noticed that Elisa Lam was behaving strangely.
In the pictures, it was possible to see Elisa Lam entering the elevator and when she realized that she did not move, she started pressing all the buttons, but she did not stop there.
Elisa starts to behave in a strange way, looking through the elevator door to see if someone is coming and then running to hide in a corner as if she were running away from someone… but strangely when looking at the video there is no evidence of someone actually pursuing her so, what is actually happening?
The video itself is pretty spooky and mysterious, you can watch the video and observe the strange behavior of the young student:
As you can see, there are moments where Elisa got out of the elevator and started making very unusual movements with her hands, as if she was interacting with someone or something that was not visible for the human eye.
Then, when she decided to leave the elevator, you can notice that it begins to work again, in a normal way, just going through all the floors that Elisa had clicked before, but now completely empty…
What was even more intriguing is that the test results showed that Elisa had not consumed any substances that could have affected her condition, she was completely healthy.
Eventually, the case was given as an accident, but to this day this case remains a mystery.
After all, how could Elisa Lam have gained access to the terrace? If the area was restricted, to gain access it would have been necessary to open a couple of locked doors… And what’s more, how could she have climbed into the water box and then entered, how would Elisa have blocked the water tank again?
This case left everyone thinking, what could have happened to Elisa Lam?
Their creepy and their kooky, mysterious and spooky, their all together ooky…
If you didn’t sing along or hum to the rhythm of the Addams Family’s theme song as you read the paragraph above, then there is something wrong!
The Addams Family were a very unusual and bizarre family and every time we knew a little more about them, we were more interested in their history and their lives. Each of the characters is unique and interesting, but all together they are simply wonderful.
“The Addams Family”, created from Charles Addams’ comic strips, was subsequently made into a popular series from 1964 to 1966. After the tremendous success of this crazy family, a series of cartoons and some films among other adaptations were released.
One of the biggest mysteries of this family was their huge and enigmatic mansion, which left astonished anyone who entered it, and not only for how beautiful it was but for the crazy things that could be found there…
“Their house is a museum when people come to see ’em, they really are a screaming, The Adams family”
In honor of the animated flick which was on theaters October 11, 2019, Brownstone Brooklyn was home to the Addams Family Mansion!
Booking.com was inviting people to spend an extra spooky and special Halloween night at the Addams Family themed Mansion and everyone freaked out, who wouldn’t?
“Super fun! Every room was so nice and spooky! I would love to do this again!” Stephanie
The 3,700 square-foot 19th-century townhouse was personalized with such a terrifying yet aesthetic decor to fit our favorite macabre family, there was a lot of detail in every corner and in every room.
The mansion was filled with amazing decorations and items that would rank you in the creepy, magical world of the Addams Family. Items such as Morticia’s carnivorous plants, Wednesday’s beheaded doll, Lurch’s “you rang” bell. The best thing ever is that guests were able to interact freely, and fully immerse themselves into the spooky and freaky universe of the Addams.
Booking.com gave a little treat to the guests that got a “golden ticket”, a nice private screening of the movie accompanied with some delicious spooky snacks.
The mansion was opened for booking on October 28 until November 1, with stays available for one night only. It had a capacity of up to four people and the overall experience had a price of $101.10 per night.
This was not the first time Booking.com created a themed or fairytale-like setting for a special overnight stay, and even though the property isn’t taking reservations at the moment, we hope another event like this will be available once again… if so, we will make sure to let you know!
Who is your favorite Addams Family character and why?
Horror, supernatural fiction, mystery, and fantasy are all found within the amazing and unique novels of Stephen King which we have all come to enjoy! It doesn’t matter if you read the classic books or if you saw the latest adaptations in the cinema, his unique stories always keep everyone entertained, although sometimes there remains that slight feeling of wanting more, right?
You don’t need to worry anymore… if you are one of those fans looking for extra experience, then the Stephen King Tour is perfect for you.
There is an official Stephen King tour in which you can see the places where the American author of horror was inspired and spent much time while writing the masterpieces that we all love today.
The tour can be taken in the city of Bangor Maine, which is the actual location of “Derry” the fictional city where Pennywise used to terrorize children, you can even visit the sewer where the creepy clown appears for the first time.
But this tour not only focuses on the locations related to the famous IT novel, but there are other places in the city that many fans will easily recognize… Pet Sematary, anyone?
“During a SK Tours of Maine tour, you’ll see about 30 places where Stephen King has lived and worked, places that have inspired his stories, and actual film locations from his movies. We have been Stephen King fans since 1974 when Carrie was first published and bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to every tour of Derry.”
To date, the Tour costs $50 for adults and children under 11 years of age can take the tour for free! The cost is really cheap for this type of tour, especially if you are a King fan, you will spend the whole afternoon traveling around Maine.
Who are the masterminds behind this tour, you may ask? Penney, Jamie, and Stu Tinker are lifelong residents of Bangor, Maine. The Tinker family has been a fan of Stephen King since 1974 when the novel Carrie was published, and since then their passion for King’s work has remained intact.
In 1990, the Tinker decided to buy Betts Bookstore, maintaining a complete collection of King’s work for 20 years. After selling Betts Bookstore, they decided to start the famous Stephen King Tours, driving fans around what is known in the film world as “Derry”.
The Tinker family mentions this is a tour not only leaves the King fans amazed but also has surprised some non-fans who end up realizing that some of their favorite movies or novels are the very works of Stephen King!
“The non-fan usually are truly amazed when they find out that their favorite movie (usually Shawshank Redemption or The Green Mile) is a Stephen King story! it made us realize that there is more to our tour than just seeing some of the sights here in town.”
For all the lovers of the unusual, medical students and the curious in general, have a must-see the Mütter Museum if they come to Philadelphia.
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where you can find a collection of medical rarities, pathological and anatomical specimens, wax models and antique medical equipment.
The original purpose of this collection donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter in 1858, was for research and medical education and Although most visitors are not fully interested in medicine or do not seek to become doctors, this museum is surprising, a bit creepy and interesting…
It is guaranteed to leave you perplexed to see everything on display!
You have to put it in the context of the time, where overly bleeding and surgeries without anesthesia were things that hospitals would deal with every day, that is if you were not exorcised or sacrificed for being possessed by a demon…
One of the objects found in such an insufferable collection is the brain of Albert Einstein.
When the physicist died in 1955, Thomas Stolz Harvey, a pathologist from Princeton, stole Einstein’s brain and cut it into 170 pieces which are now on display in this museum.
Among his collection are also the enormous 3-meter-long colon, which contained more than 18 kilograms of fecal matter at the time of the bearer’s death (due to constipation), and a large collection of skulls with various malformations and skeletons, such as Siamese twins.
There is also the wax model of a human horn that came out of a woman called Madame Dimanche.
She lived in Paris in the early 19th century and strangely at the age of 76, in her forehead, a horn began to grow. When she was 82 years old this horn had reached 20 cm in length. It has been correctly removed by the famous French surgeon Joseph Suberbeillom (Joseph Souberbeille, 1754-1846)
This collection continued to grow, and today has no less than 20,000 pieces and is undoubtedly an extravagant yet fun and educational tour of Philadelphia.
What do you think, would you like to visit this museum?