I think it would be cool to have a top 100 list for legend tripping. Please submit your favorite destination and why. Eventually I hope we can complete a list
I'll Start: Weary Road - Evansville, WI I like Weary Rd because it is very beautiful and the place has a heavy feeling when your there, like it is alive. I also like the landmarks and the legends of the road.
Post by usaftrevor87 on Dec 16, 2008 0:27:27 GMT -6
The Bodega Brew Pub in La Crosse, WI is a great place. Not only is it haunted the history and vintage look of downtown La Crosse and the bar itself is just cool. I also would say Villisca, Iowa. On June 9th, 1912 8 People were brutally killed murdered with an axe. Suppose to be VERY VERY haunted. The last one comes from a friend of mine I work with. He is from Phoenix, AZ. I do not know the exact location, I know its SW Phoenix I believe somewhere by Luke AFB. Anyways there is an abandoned women's shelter. It was first used as a Tuberculosis Hospital in the early 1900s. Then converted into a Mental Institution, then into a Battered Womens Shelter. From what my friend told me him and some friends got curious one night and went to it. They said in the basement they found all sorts of Pentagrams and books on which craft and raising the dead. He said there was red all over the walls, but he couldn't tell if it was blood or paint. They went to first floor and nothing special. Just looked like your typical abandoned building that kids through the years have been through. One room they went it looked like it had never been lived in though. They said there were still furniture and a cot n blankets on the bed still. Like someone was living there or something. They just thought it was weird n went to the 3rd floor. This is where all the strange things started happening. They were typical kids; just out causin trouble. They were kickin down doors just lookin in the rooms and stuff. They found one room they couldn't get into. They tried opening the door and it just would not open. He kicked the door 3 times and it would not open. Then something kicked back 3 times back at him. They were so freaked they immediately ran downstairs. When they got down there; they calmed themselves down and my Friends friend wanted to take the night stand from the room on the first floor, that looked like it was untouched for years, so he could use it at his apartment. When they went back into the same room, there was blood all over the walls, the furniture was broken, bed was torn apart with blood over everything. They ran out and never went back. I can still see how afraid he is when he tells the story. He is terrified. I will ask him tomorrow at work and try to get some more info. More location specific.
Those are my votes though
"You have to remember that one determined person can make a difference; but a small group of determined people can change history."
Baleroy Mansion: In an upscale neighborhood in Philadelphia. Belongs to the descendants of Civil War General George Meade (though I think the last one might have died recently). The house is supposed to be one of the most haunted homes in the United States. They have things belonging to everyone from Jefferson to Napoleon and the owner's of the items apparently followed their possessions to this place. There is also a chair that an evil ghost is possessive of. She will evidently kill anyone who sits in it. There's too many stories to list here. It IS, however, a private residence. I know the one man who lived there took it all in stride but I don't know about now.
Fort Mifflin: Not far from the Philadelphia airport. The fort is older than the country and is supposed to be haunted by all kinds of ghost from soldiers, to prisoners of war from the civil war to a woman who supposedly screams every night over the death of her daughter (though considering the neighborhood, the screaming could admittedly be from many things).
There is also Eastern State Penitentiary but I, personally, think they ruined it recently by attempting to "improve" it. Put in a lot of artsy type stuff and it just doesn't suite the place. I've been there several times but have never experienced anything.
If anyone wants some more places, Philly is just full of them.
It's said that if you knock on an abondoned railroad in sets of three a couple of times the gateway in the rocks appear, that's the rumor. Once you go in the main tunnel and down deeper in to the tunnel you hit rock. Continue on and their are animals, dead, tied to trees three inchs appart from each other. At the very end of the tunnel there is a huge arch, that is said to be a direct gateway to hell.
There are a ton more in New Jersey I'll post some more when i have time.
he runs through the night with me. nothing in Piscataway goes unchecked. I am the researcher of New Jersey.
there are about 6 places in galveston, tx. most because of the 1900 hurricane that almost sunk it. if you ever come down to texas then go on the strand. supposedly there is a diner called luigi's restuarant that is haunted by a woman that just comes up and down the stairs wimpering. there is a tour that u can go on i will make a post about it again when i have more time.
There are the cannibales, can't spell, located in New Jersey. I'm not sure where but the legend is that if you are walking down a certain dirt path that this car will follow you. Once you notice them they get out and are completely dressed in white with blood dripping down their faces. It's also said that a lot of people who went to investagte it went missing or refuse to go back.
he runs through the night with me. nothing in Piscataway goes unchecked. I am the researcher of New Jersey.
there are ghost tours created by dash beardsley. heres all the places. the ashton villa- one of the houses that survived the 1900 hurricane. the hotel galvez- room 505 is said to be haunted. most of the people that stay in the room dont stay the whole night. luigi's italilan restuarant- a woman is said to travel up and down the stairs wimpering. stewarts mansion- you supposedly hear the pianos play by themselves and children yelling for help and someone hitting the door. the university of texas medical branch- the old red building. a mans face appeared in the stone side and they sandblasted it off. the a couple of days later the face appeared.
Post by katybear21 on Aug 18, 2009 18:40:05 GMT -6
There is this bridge in Virginia, and its called Bunny Man Bridge. I wonder if anybody would do something on that. I don't have the means in which to do it personally, but I'd like to do it one day.
I don't remember a whole lot about it. But its said that there were murders done in that area. I know that there is a lot of people saying "no its been proven to be wrong" and stuff, but I do know a couple people who do live in Virginia who had came across a thing or two that made them not want anything to do with that bridge.
Post by Jen Depsycho on Aug 25, 2009 14:31:09 GMT -6
(NOTE: As I said in a previous thread, I'll continue my explanation of "Bunny Man Bridge" here, as Spirit Child has mentioned it )
The bridge itself was built as a bridge for railroad tracks, named Fairfax Station Bridge. It was constructed back in the mid-1800s from what I gather. There used to be an asylum (AKA a nut house) in Clifton, buried in in the woods to keep the convicts at a distance from the civilians. Of course, the assylum was built much later (don't have the exact year).
Supposedly, civilians complained that even the Clifton asylum was too close for their comfort, as they didn't want to risk convicts getting loose in their town, feeling it wasn't secure enough. The convicts were to be transported to Lorton Prison Facility after a petition was passed to build a new Asylum/Prison.
As the story goes, bus transporting some convicts of the asylum crashed and most of the loonies escaped into the woods. They were all found and recovered after a 4-month search, all but two.
During the search, they would find dead and half-eaten rabbits that were dismembered in horrific, unanimalistic ways that could only be done by man by the bridge, earning the rabbit-killer the nickname "Bunny Man".
Later on, they found one of the two escapees, dead by the Fairfax Station Bridge, supposedly with handmade tools in his hands. They didn't really care how he died, just that he was "stopped" and apprehended, thinking they'd caught the Bunny Man.
After some time, random appearances of mauled rabbits stopped abruptly, so in April of 1905, they gave up their search for the remaining unfound convict, assuming he was dead, if not fled the state.
Come October people started seeing dead bunny's reappearing out of the blue, and starting to fear the unseen. Halloween Night came around, and as usual a bunch of kids had gone over to the Bridge that night to drink and do what ever kids their age in the 1900s did.
Midnight came around within minutes and most of the kids had left, only three of them remained at the bridge.
They were all found dead the following morning. They had their throats slashed, multiple stab wounds in the mid-section, and to top it off, were hung by their necks in the trees around the bridge, dangling just over the road cars would passed by in the daylight hours.
To wrap this up now, the legend has it that the killings would continue every Halloween night at midnight; if someone actually stayed at what's now nicknamed "Bunny Man Bridge", it is reported they would either disappear, or worse, be killed and hung in the same way by next morning.
Personally, I don't believe there's still killings going on to this day. I DO believe in the original killings back when the legend was born, when Bunny Man could logically still be alive, and I do believe the soul of the Bunny Man still lingers there. Also the fact that it all happened on Halloween with every attack seems a bit too unbelievable for my tastes, unless Bunny Man always had a calendar at hand. XD
Supposedly, mauled rabbits are still found occasionally, but honestly, anyone could maul a poor rabbit just to continue the ghostly story. Haunted? I think so. Deadly? Doubtful.
I would go there at Halloween with some willing friends, just to have the experience of being there.
(GEEZ, Depsycho makes incredibly long posts!!!! lol
by the way should I make this a new thread or just keep it here?? I haven't found a thread dedicated to Bunny Man Bridge yet. It IS an interesting ghost story after all.)
personally i want to see: Maribel-Hotel Hell Milwaukee-Whitnall Park Oak Creek-Bender Park Oshkosh-Winnebago State Hospital and Marshfield-Old County Hospital as you can tell, i'm quite fascinated with old hospitals! on a larger scale, I really want to visit Clinton Road in Newark, New Jersey (it has quite a reputation as a haunted destination)