Friday, October 25, 2013

Fun Facts Friday- Ghosts!


1. One of the most frequently reported ghost sightings in England dates back to the 16th century. 
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was executed at the Tower of London in May 1536 after being accused of witchcraft, treason, incest and adultery. 
Sightings of Boleyn's ghost have been reported at the tower as well as in various other locations, including her childhood home, Hever Castle, in Kent.

2. When a ghost is present, there is usually a cold spot or a shift in the magnetic field.

3. An orb is a ball of light that is considered the essence of a ghost. Orbs are rarely seen in person, but show up
 frequently on pictures. It is often hard to distinguish orbs from light reflections and dust particles.

4. Ghosts are sometimes mischevious and always curious.

5. Ghosts have a profound sense of smell! They are often attracted to certain scents.

6. Edinburgh Castle (Scotland)-There have been so many hauntings for so long that Edinburgh Castle
 attracted one of the most thorough paranormal investigations ever. Many of the volunteer experiences 
were consistent with past sightings at the castle.There were burning sensations, phantom gropes, 
shadowy figures and a specter in a leather apron seen in the same spot he was seen by unrelated individuals before the study.

7.  Animals and children are more likely to "see" a ghost.

8. LaLaurie House in New Orleans is one of New Orleans most haunted homes. There are reported incidents of people seeing, 
feeling and hearing the ghosts of tormented slaves in the LaLaurie home, and there are even reports of the Madame 
herself being seen there.

9. A White Lady (also known as the Mulher de Branco) is a type of female ghost reportedly seen in rural areas 

and associated with some local legend of tragedy. White Lady legends are found around the world. Common
 to many of them is the theme of losing or being betrayed by a husband or fiancĂ©. 

10. Mary’s story is too scary to tell you, just don’t say her real name 3 times while looking into the bathroom mirror 
with the lights off. This would summon her presence to get revenge on You!


  1. The bloody mary thing kinda freaked me out when I was little.

  2. I didn't know ghost could smell. Hadn't thought about it.

  3. Bloody Mary is a chilling story. Just the Candyman...has me not wanting to repeat the name.

  4. Ah, who doesn't love some good ghost stories for Halloween. Hope I get to SEE Scotland one day.

  5. The things in photos that we often call sunspots or light reflections could actually be ghosts. Their essence shows up in photos.

  6. Thank,s that was fun! I thing everybody loves ghost stories, I know I do and so does my 85 year old father. We watch ghost hunting shows all week long.

  7. I can kindof understand why children and animals are more likely to see...more open to it. Scary though. I hate it when our dog just stares and growls at a spot.

  8. I've spent a few nights sleeping with the lights on because of ghost stories.