Ghost stories and ghost chases are always a matter of interest and frightening tales of apparitions and demons continue to fascinate people today. However YouTube is abundant which such goblin videos and several such tales persisted throughout history. Here is the list of some of such frightening tales that gained popularity once.
The Egyptologist Gaston Maspero published a translation on Egyptian ghost story where a ghost of a mummified man reveals to the high priest about his current condition.
The “Book of the Dead,” shows the belief of after death in ancient Egyptians and those which helped them to reach the after life.
Tu-Po who served as the minister of Chinese Emperor Hsuan got killed due to the disagreement between the two and started haunting the emperor after his death. However three years later Hsuan lost his life when an apparition resembling Tu-Po fired him in front of an assembly of feudal lords. The incident was clearly mentioned in the book “The Complete Book of Ghosts” by Paul Roland.
The chained man in ancient Athens hold space among the famous ghost stories and the incident took place in the large roomy house Athens. The sounds resembling the clashing of iron and rattling of chains were heard in the dead of night said Roman senator Pliny the Younger and these disturbances led to the appearance of a specter in the form of an old man with rattling the chains on his feet and hands. However after proper burial in the place where ghost was seen, the ghost was vanished and departed according to his tale.
The story was about a boy named Damon who with the help of his friends sentenced the Roman military commander to death as the commander was about to kill him for refusing his advances. However Damon was killed shortly afterward in the local bathhouse which led to lot of mysteries thereafter. It was said that groans were heard there and phantoms appeared which altogether claimed the bathhouse as a haunted one.
The Tower of London, the famous hotpot for ghost stories is believed to be equipped with number of ghosts and the Queen’s House is considered to be one of the most haunted locations.
Among the ghosts featured in the Queen’s House is the Arabella Stuart and a phantom bear that haunt one section of the Tower of London. Arabella, cousin of King James I was subjected to punishment for staying against the king’s wishes and is believed to be still serving time in the tower. The Tower of London served as a menagerie including bears and a phantom bear is said to have dropped dead from the shock and that section of tower is called as the Martin Tower.
Aokigahara Woods became a popular place for troubled Japanese citizens to end their lives where the corpses of dozens of suicide victims was found located at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan. The signs boards are now seen in the forest asking people to seek help and to not end their lives. However the ghost stories regarding the apparitions of those died here and the suicide counts that have occurred in the forest are readily available now in YouTube. Take a look at this Aokigahara woods and collect in-depth details.
Exorcism of Roland Doe is considered to be one of the haunted element that scared people around. Roland’s alleged powers including his supernatural strength, ability to speak ancient languages and to apparently move or levitate the mattress he was lying on are always a matter of discussion. However investigators provided evidences that suggested that Roland was a psychologically troubled boy and his abilities were far from supernatural. This story was the inspiration that led to the novel called “The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty which, in turn, inspired the famous 1973 movie.
The image of an apparition floating down the stairs was captured by a photographer in 1936 while taking pictures of the 300-year-old Raynham Hall in Norfolk, U.K. It is believed to be the spirit of Lady Dorothy Townshend, the wife of the second viscount of the estate who wander through the manor in brown. However Raynham hall has a long history of being haunted and the brown lady has added to it.
The ghost shot in the CCTV footage at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, England attracted a great deal of media attention and the image of a skeletal figure was named as “skeletor”. The security staff and certain visitors reported the presence of ghostly creature in that area. However in addition to the skeletor, Catherine Howard; the wife of Henry VIII was also a ghostly inhabitant in the palace and the area that she haunted is known as the “screaming gallery.”
The tale of a reportedly demon-infested house in Amityville, New York is famous among the ghost stories in America. The story reveals the gruesome mass murder of every family member in the house by the 23 year old Ronald Defeo Jr and he was sentenced to 25 years of life for murdering his parents and four siblings. Paranormal investigators encountered certain paranormal phenomena in the house and reported the house as haunted. The horror thriller “The Amityville Horror” and a number of films were based on this real story.