I come from a family of three boys, (Emmanuel, Abayomi, Tokunbo) and one girl, (Stephanie). We grew up in the oil-rich city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, enjoying the good life (actually, my dad was a very successful Chemical engineer.) We hadn’t visited my parent’s hometown, Aiyeteju, Kogi state, before. But all that changed when my dad came back one afternoon from work crying. The year was 2000 and I was 15 years old. It was the first and only time we saw dad cry so we were all really scared. He told us to pack a few things that we were traveling to his hometown right away. Somehow, no one, not even my mom could ask him what happened. All of a sudden the house was in commotion as we were running helter-skelter, trying to fill our travel bags with what we felt we would need for a journey whose purpose was yet to be known.
When we think of California, we think of Hollywood, celebrities, beaches, valleys, and mountains. Did you ever stop and think that California contains some of the most haunted places on Earth?
The RMS Queen Mary:
Dating back to the early 1930’s, the RMS Queen Mary set sail in the country of Scotland. The Queen Mary made over 1,000 journeys across the Atlantic Ocean as a cruise liner and troop transport during World War 2. Hundreds of thousands of people have been aboard the Queen Mary prior to her last voyage in 1967! The Queen Mary retired in Long Beach, California; where she has been permanently docked. Today, the Queen Mary functions as a Hotel. Guests come aboard for various functions such as weddings, funerals, business meetings, and pure relaxation. However, numerous guests have claimed they have seen some of the prior guests including spirits of those that lost their lives onboard the RMS Queen Mary. There have been at least 50 deaths on board the ship. Perhaps, many more. One of the more gruesome deaths occurred when an extremely heavy door crashed and killed two crew members. This door is known as Door 13.
It was December 2006, when my sister finished her final exam
in high school and was all set for going to village home. Her
sister name was Angely, she was about 1.75metres tall, always
jolly and very talkative girl.
Our Village home was far away from the city and was
surrounded by big trees. For me, It was inhospitable to live but
for Angely it was a scintillating place where she loves to wander
around. Sometimes I wonder how people in this area grow up.
Actually, It was the cemetery near my room that makes me feel
uncomfortable and talking about it still gives me goosebumps.
What you’re about to read is a genuine case, this really did actually happen to me and my family many years ago in Wales (UK) .
My family and I grew up a large property called Gladstone villa in the former mining town of Bargoed in the Caerphilly county borough of the South Wales valleys.
We experienced a lot of phenomena that simply defied any rational explanation.
We heard footsteps that would be heard in the bedroom when we would all be downstairs watching television, one of us would turn the volume down to hear the footsteps more clearly.
My grandfather’s grave is in Crystal MN and he lived his life as a big casino winner on the slot machines in the local casino in and around the state. He was also known as a good poker player. He was known as a big gambler type who would never lose.
Now, when I visit my grandfather’s grave every year for Memorial day, I find old coins (quarters, nickels, and pennies) that sits on the grave in the dirt alongside the flat headstone. The money is always dirty and appears that it has been sitting out in the elements for a long time. I take the money everyyear and every year there’s more money around the headstone. My grandmother is right next to his but there isn’t money on her grave. I was a pallbearer for my grandfather and noticed that his casket was extremely heavy even though my grandfather was a little thin guy. All the other pallbearers at the funeral thought he took his winnings with him to the grave since we all agreed the casket was heavier than those they’ve experienced in the past as pallbearers. I believe that the money is being left by my grandfather and those are his winnings and he is giving it back through the ground. Since I’m the only one that visits his grave, I am the only one that notices these occurrences and believe my grandfather is giving back his money.
This post is specifically for the Paranormal Community. Enclosed is a typical email we receive several times a week from concerned residents in their homes. With permission of the home-owner, we are posting this communications to inspire ideas on how to best handle this situation. In essence, we are asking YOU to offer solutions to this delicate situation. In other words, if you were the Paranormal Investigator, how would YOU handle this situation? Please leave your response below in the comments section.
When we originally wrote this post, we wanted to focus on real haunted houses across America. However, we quickly realized that many of these homes are off limits to our friends who research and document the paranormal. As a result, we have tried to narrow down our top haunted locations to locations that are accessible to anyone who would like to investigate and gather evidence of the paranormal. Some locations are real homes and private property of individuals. Always obtain permission to investigate before doing so on private property.