The Paranormal ( Paranormal Phenomenon/Phenomena)
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Paranormal means something ( unusual experiences, mysterious occurrences, abilities, sightings, objects, encounters, ..)
that is beyond the range of scientific explanation.
Paranormal Phenomena - Extraterrestrial life
Paranormal Phenomena - Unexplained disappearances.
Paranormal Phenomena - Appearance of the spirits of dead persons
10 Most Haunted Houses in the World                               Main Page                               Home

Of the many haunted houses in the world the following 10 are the most haunted.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp (Oswiecim, Poland) - Haunted houses aren't just homes, per se. The 10
most haunted houses in the world include any building that houses people, and this is one of the grimmest places in
the world. The Auschwitx Concentration camp is has one of the most blood-stained histories in the world, with over
2 million deaths in a five-year period (1940-45). The torture and genocide that took place here is some of the most horrific
in human history.

Raynham Hall (Norfolk, England) - Home to England's most famous ghost, the brown lady. According to folk legend,
a picture of the brown lady was captured in the mid-1930's, and that picture remains one of the most authentic ghost
pictures ever taken.

The Whaley family

The Whaley House (San Diego, California) - The most haunted house in the US. There have been dozens of reported
ghost encounters at the Whaley House, which was once partially a cemetery as well. The Whaley House is one of the central hotspots for paranormal activity in the world.
The Whaley house was built in 1857 and was the first two story brick house to be constructed in San Diego, California.
The only other official haunted house in California is the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA.

More info from Wikipedia
The Whaley House grounds was reportedly haunted even before the house was built and the family moved in. The first
ghost to be reported was the ghost of James "Yankee Jim" Robinson who was hanged in 1852. He was hanged on the property that was the site of a gallows before Thomas Whaley purchased the property and built the house. According to
the San Diego Union, after the Whaley family moved in, they heard the sound of heavy footsteps moving around the house and concluded that these footsteps were made by "Yankee Jim". Years later, many visitors to the house said that they
saw the ghost of Thomas Whaley. A former keeper of the house mentioned that a little girl waved to a man who was
standing in the parlor, but others did not see the man.

Moreover, four members of the Whaley family died in the house, including Anna Whaley. The ghost of Anna Whaley has been reported by visitors in the garden or in the rooms located downstairs. Furthermore, some visitors claimed that they
have seen an apparition of a woman in the courtroom, but the description of her did not fit any of the Whaleys. In the 1960s, psychic, Sybil Leek, felt a presence of a girl. She was described as the great grand-daughter of Thomas Whaley, Marion Reynolds, who ingested ant poison. She is known to grab people's arms. Not only is the Whaley House a home for the family even after they had died, it is also a home for their dog. A spirit of a dog was captured; the apparition of the dog was caught running into the dining room in the house. The Whaley family used to own a terrier named Dolly Varden. The
dog died of natural causes and is said to lick the bare legs of women and is mostly seen by children.

 
Images. Ballygally Castle and the Ballgally Castle Ghost Room. Photos. Kenneth Allen

Ballygally Castle (Ballygally Bay, Ireland) - Castles are just really big houses, right? Well, my not "just," but the
Ballygally Castle has been converted into a hotel that is still active today. However, it's also famous for a number of
ghosts, one of which is a ghost of a woman who was starved to death by her husband.

Unit 731 Experimentation Camp (Harbin, Manchuria, China) - This is actually a Japanese concentration camp, and
it is responsible for the deaths of over 250,000 Chinese prisoners. This part of Asian history is mostly unknown by the
larger public, but it remains one of the most disturbing places in the world.

The Rose Hall. Photo. Urban Walnut

The Rose Hall Great House (Montego Bay, Jamaica) - This is a big tourist attraction because of Jamaica's natural
beauty. Most tourists, however, are unaware of the legend behind it. Supposedly, the lady of the house was a witch
who captured, tortured and murdered dozens of slaves.

The Bell Farm (Adams, Tennessee, US) - The Whaley house might be "more" haunted, but the Bell Farm is the most famous haunted house in the US. In just 2005, the movie "An American Haunting" detailed its poltergeist history.

The Myrtles Plantation (St. Francisville, Louisiana) - This plantation has actually been turned into a bed and breakfast,
but it's unknown how many of their customers know its history. The ghosts of murdered children, slaves and an attorney
still haunt it.

Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh, Scotland) - The most haunted place in the most haunted city of Scotland, Edinburgh
Castle's ghosts continue to haunt visitors to this day.

The White House (Washington D.C., USA) - The ghosts of dead presidents linger over the White House, and its
secretive nature only adds to its mystique.

Author. Jack Blake