Enjoy following horror stories? Often makes the neck shudder, horror stories do have their own magnet for some people.
Sensation of tension when reading horror stories, curiosity, and fear mixed into one. Usually, horror stories are always associated with a place that is considered haunted by society. Creepy stories that have been trusted by the public are also known as urban legends. Contains stories that are usually related to mystery, horror and fear.
In Indonesia, a well-known urban legend is the Casablanca Tunnel. That said, the tunnel is awaited by spirits who often disturb motorists.
Not only in Indonesia, the fact that in other countries also has horror stories related to places and supposedly is a true story. Immediately, here we summarize 5 horror stories in the United States, as reported by Country Living.
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1. Sloss Furnace | Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, AL, was founded in 1871, five years after the Civil War, and along with that, it took tons of pig iron to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure. To fulfill this request, Colonel James Withers Sloss began construction of the Sloss Furnace.
A year later, the company opened its doors to hundreds of employees. Working in a blast furnace is an advanced job as well as dangerous. The danger was immediately realized as many workers burned in the furnace and died.
Conditions worsened in the early 1900s after a ruthless foreman, James “Slag” Wormwood, took a job at Sloss. according to Reader’s Digest, Wormwood took dangerous risks to increase production.
As a result, nearly 50 employees died on the spot and many were involved in horrific accidents during their tenure. Allegedly, in retaliation, his workers threw him into the furnace in 1906.
Nowadays, people can still visit this place if they dare. That said, while you’re there, you may only hear Slag’s voice telling his employees to “get back to work” along with other scary happenings.
2. The Crying Woman in Dakota | New York
The Dakota, an apartment building in New York City, has been home to many wealthy and famous residents since it reopened in 1884. John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into the building in 1973 and John was also murdered outside the building on December 8 1980.
Prior to his death, John claimed to have seen a “crying female ghost” wandering the halls. Then, after John died, Yoko, who was still living in the building, claimed to have witnessed John’s ghost sitting in front of his piano. Yoko says John told her: “Don’t be afraid. I’m still with you.”
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3. Bell Witch | Adams, Tennessee
If you’re a horror movie lover, you probably really know about Bell Witch. Characters in the film An American Haunting and The Blair Witch Project it is based on a true story. Way back in the early 1800s, a man named John Bell moved his family to an area in Tennessee called Red River, now known as Adams, Tennessee. After they settle into their new house, some strange things start to happen.
The Bells began hearing some strange noises, including dogs barking, chains rattling, mice chewing, and a woman whispering. Soon, the woman became known as the Bell Witch, and many people believed that she was the ghost of a former neighbor of the Bell family who had a land dispute, and that she had sworn to take revenge on the Bell family before she died. Later, Bell died of poisoning and it was rumored that it was the work of the Bell Witch.
4. Hotel Crescent | Arkansas
The hotel came under the ownership of a known medical fraud named Norman Baker in 1937, who considered himself a doctor. He turned the hotel into the Baker Cancer Hospital, claiming to have a cure for his ailment. Patients who died under his care were buried right in the basement of the hotel, which served as a makeshift morgue.
He was arrested in 1940, but the spirits of his patients are said to still exist. Since the hotel is still open, guests often say they saw apparitions and heard voices during their stay. The SyFy Ghost Hunter even has footage showing something moving in the dungeon.
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5. Huggin’ Molly | Abbeville, Alabama
As legend has it, starting in the early 1900s, a huge figure dressed in all black began to wander the streets at night looking for innocent victims. Once he was fixated on someone, he hugged that person and shouted loudly into their ears.
Many people have told stories of being chased by what they believe to be Huggin’ Molly. Local parents have even used the story to keep their kids on track. The city embraces its night wardens, proudly calling itself “Huggin’ Molly’s home.” There is even a family-friendly restaurant named after it.
6. Surrency House Ghost | Surrency, Georgia
The Surrency clan began experiencing paranormal activity in the 1870s. Family members reported seeing objects float across the room, hearing laughter and crying, and seeing red eyes staring into the house. Food is thrown off their plates and their utensils are twisted into unusable shapes.
The townspeople speculated that this was a cry for help from a spirit who thought the family would be able to save them. On the day the family decided to finally leave the house, a fire iron allegedly floated up and started hitting one of the boys in the head. No one was ever brave enough to live in the house again and the building caught fire in 1925.
7. Bellamy Ghost Bridge | Marianna, Florida
To experience true love haunting, explore the spooky bridge in Marianna, Florida, which has several ghost legends surrounding its structure. In the 1830s, Elizabeth Jane Croom Bellamy married local politician Dr. Samuel C Bellamy. On the night of their wedding, her dress accidentally caught fire, which covered the young bride with horrific burns.
He initially survived, but eventually died. Elizabeth was buried along the banks of the Chipola River, and it is said that her love for her husband was so strong, she could not rest. The deceased newlyweds, dressed in white, are allegedly seen wandering the edge of the bridge from the viewpoint of the bridge (which was built after he died). It is said that he appeared on fire and walked through the marshes or dived straight into the river, as if to put out the fire, or gloomily walked along the side of the river.
8. Deer Ghost Island | Biloxi, Mississippi
Back on May 20, 1922, Anthony Ragusin, alias Mr. Tony, told this story in a column at Sun Herald. He wrote that in the early 1800s, two fishermen spent the night on Deer Island off the coast of Biloxi. They hear voices that they ignore until it becomes impossible to do so. When they went to see what was causing the commotion, they claimed that they found a headless skeleton chasing the pair.
They immediately headed to their boats and immediately left the island. It is said that the bone skeleton belonged to a pirate whose head was beheaded by his captain, and his body was left as a monstrous guard to guard the buried treasure.
Well, that’s some horror stories from the United States. If Parents If you have the opportunity to go there, there’s nothing wrong with visiting one of the five places. Who knows Parents can have an exciting experience. However, if Parents don’t like horror stuff, it’s better skip course, yes!