The Fremantle Roundhouse is the oldest building in Western Australia. Opened in 1831 it was used until 1886 to hold any person convicted of a crime in settlement. A 15 year-old boy, John Gavin, was placed on a farm near Pinjarra – and when the head farmer’s son was found murdered, John was incarcerated at the Roundhouse and sentenced to death a week later. After he was hanged, John’s body was buried in an unmarked spot amongst the sand hills.
Today, people have noted loud noises and objects bumping around in the gallery, as many believe John is still protesting his innocence from beyond the grave.
Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania
Known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania,” the spooky curved trees that populate the forest just add to the atmosphere. From the moment a military technician captured a photograph of a “UFO” hovering over the forest in 1968, Hoia-Baciu has gained paranormal notoriety around the world, some believing it to be a portal that causes visitors to disappear. Those who have passed through the forest without being zapped into another realm have reported rashes, nausea, and feelings of anxiety.
Midland Town Hall
Officially opened in 1907, the Midland Town Hall is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in its region. The hall was used as Council Chambers in the 1950s before the 1968 Meckering earthquake hit and restorations were required.
Midland is believed to be haunted by the ghost of 33-year-old Daria Mulawa, who was brutally murdered on the steps of the town hall in 1955. Daria was stabbed 11 times by her ex-husband after she gained a separation order from him. Her ex-husband Mychajlo was charged for willful murder and sentenced to death at Fremantle Prison. 65 years on, Daria’s spirit is believed to live on in the Midland Town Hall.
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Well known for its otherworldly visitors. Several tragic events that occurred at the now-historic site have contributed to the alleged paranormal activity. The ghost of a lighthouse keeper who fell to his death while painting the tower has been spotted watching over the grounds. And ever since the horrific death of three young girls, who drowned when the cart they were playing in broke and fell into the ocean, visitors have claimed to hear the sounds of children playing in and around the lighthouse.
Lemp Mansion in St. Louis
The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, is known to be one of the most haunted places in America. The 33-room home was built in the 1860s by William Lemp.
William ended up killing himself in 1904 after the youngest of his four sons, Frederick, died. A few years later, his wife also died of cancer in the house. Then, in 1922, William Lemp Jr., shot himself in the same room William Sr. killed himself. in 1949, Charles Lemp—William’s third son—shot his dog in the basement of the home and then killed himself in his room. That same year, the house was sold and transformed into a boarding house, where reports of hauntings began. witnesses have experienced burning sensations and slamming doors.
Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana
Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, is the home to at least 12 different ghosts. Built in 1796, It is Rumored to be on top of a burial ground.
The tale of an enslaved woman named Chloe, who had her ear chopped off after she was reportedly caught eavesdropping. Seeking revenge, Chloe killed two of the master’s daughters by poisoning a birthday cake. She was then hanged by her fellow enslaved people, and today is reportedly seen wandering the plantation with a turban on to conceal her ear.
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the entire world. the historic fortress’s and ancient dungeons, dates back more than 900 years. There have been hundreds of reports of paranormal activity in Edinburgh Castle over the years. Visitors to the castle have reported a drummer with no head, the spirits of French prisoners from the Seven Years War and colonial prisoners from the American Revolutionary War – and even the ghost of a dog wandering in the grounds’ dog cemetery. The fort was first used as a settlement around 850 AD, then becoming a royal residence in the 12th century, and a military barracks in the 17th century. The castle has seen its fair share of death, battles, torture and executions over the years. Today, people report witnessing apparitions, feeling unwelcome presences, seeing shadowy figures, being touched by non-human forces, and experiencing sudden temperature changes in and around the castle.