Sunday, July 26, 2015

Has a ghost been photgraphed in a Liverpool pub ?

A ghost-like image in a photograph taken in a Liverpool pub has been spotted by a Merseyside actress.

Rachel Mckeown, from Norris Green, was looking through photos taken on a night out at The Lisbon bar on Victoria Street when she saw an eerie face in one of the pictures.

She had performed in a production of Queertet at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre on Friday evening and joined fellow cast members for drinks at The Lisbon afterwards.

It was not until the next day that she saw the ghostly face in one of her photographs.

She told the ECHO: “All of us actors and the crew went for a good night out in The Lisbon. I have just been looking through my pictures... and I came across this picture. Do you see the face? Is the Lisbon haunted?”

Rachel, who is on the far right in the photo, added: “There was about 20 of us from the theatre who went to The Lisbon.

Read Full Story: Liverpool Echo UK

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Ghost of a One-Legged Woman Haunts Miami’s Cuban Consulate

But don't expect that building to be part of any renewed thaw as old hatchets are buried. That's because the old Cuban consulate — a lovely building known as Villa Paula — is perhaps the most haunted building in Miami, all thanks to the ghost of a one-legged Cuban woman.

Amidst all the news today about the U.S. and Cuba officially reopening diplomatic ties, it's easy to forget how close the nations once were. In fact, Miami itself was once a hotbed of diplomacy with Havana, thanks to a Cuban consulate located right in town on North Miami Avenue.

"It is said that her ghost permeates the house: shelves shake, sometime in the evenings a woman is seen in the hallway," Dr. Paul George of HistoryMiami tells New Times.

The story of Villa Paula goes back to the 1920s, when the Cuban government opened a consulate in modern-day Little Haiti. It was built entirely from materials imported from Cuba. The high ceilings, hand-painted tiles and columns designed by Cuban architect C. Freira echo other contemporary structures in Havana.

In 1926, Cuban Consul Domingo Millord moved in with his wife, Paula, a beautiful, young woman from Havana. The cause of her death is still unknown, but it might be linked to complications from a leg amputation. It was long rumored that she was buried in the backyard — though those most of those rumors have been debunked, according to an excellent piece on the residence in Biscayne Times from a few years back.

Either way, shortly after her death, the consulate closed. The building has been bought and sold a number of times over the decades since, falling into disrepair amidst numerous restorations.

Cliff Ensor, who bought the house in 1974, was said to have invited psychics to the home, one of whom supposedly pointed to five different ghosts in the building (one belonging to a maid searching for her baby). A Satanist was allegedly even brought into the house and started choking in one of the rooms.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Unexplained ghostly firgure appears on CCTV camera (video)

Eerie footage of a ghostly pirate figure in a Warrington night club has been leaked on social media.

The owner of shipwreck themed bar Dreamwater Lounge called in paranormal experts after CCTV appeared to show a shadowy soul walking down a corridor.

The film shows the camera shaking and then a lone white figure emerges and appears to walk along the rope bridge area of the bar, to some the figure looks like the outline of a long forgotten pirate, while others see a woman in a bonnet from a more recent past.

The footage, which was uploaded to YouTube on Saturday morning and claims to have been filmed a few hours earlier, is taken from a CCTV camera which overlooks a rope bridge - part of the business’ ship wreck theme.

After a few seconds the camera begins to shake and a frame appears, indicating to the viewer that the camera is now recording because it has detected motion.

This is followed by what appears to be a faint figure, who glides down the bridge before disappearing.

Read Full Story: Liverpool Echo UK

Ghostly face appears in photograph at Haunted Museum

A GROUP of ghost-hunters taking part in a 'Night at the Museum' tour at a Devon museum were met with some spooky success.

A photograph that appears to show a woman's face looming out of the museum’s floorboards is puzzling staff at Torquay Museum.

The museum, noted for having the only human mummy in Devon, is now planning a second night at the museum experience

Carl Smith, from Torquay Museum, said: "It appears to be a woman, and from the angle of the photograph it looks like she is submerged into the floor, almost like she is below floor level.

"We had a Paranormal Experience evening, during which an amazing photo of what appears to be a ghost was taken. We were very excited about the picture, as we were taking photos all over the place, and it wasn't until afterwards when we examined them more closely that we noticed it, which was quite spooky.

"It's a pretty clear photograph, and there was no one else present when the photo was taken. So we are at a loss to explain it. It is a bit of a mystery, and there seems to be no other explanation.

Read Full Story: Plymouth Herald UK

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

‘Nosferatu’ Director's Head Stolen From Grave, possible witchcraft involved

German news outlets are reporting that the head of “Nosferatu” director F.W. Murnau has been stolen from his family plot in a cemetery in Stahnsdorf, Germany. The filmmaker of the early silent vampire movie, recognized as one of the scariest horror movies of all time, died in 1931.

In a story reminiscent of one of his own movies, grave robbers opened a metal coffin to access the filmmaker’s embalmed body, said the newspaper. Stahnsdorf is about 12 miles southwest of central Berlin. The nearby graves of his two brothers were not disturbed. Spiegel Online said some wax residue had been found near the grave, pointing to a possible occult connection.

Released in 1922, “Nosferatu” was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula.” Murnau worked in Hollywood for several years, directing “Sunrise,” which won several Oscars at the first Academy Awards. He died in a car crash near Santa Barbara but was buried in his native Germany.

Read Full Story: Variety