In 1890, the Queen Anne hotel in San Francisco was an etiquette school for girls. Today, it has forty eight rooms for guests, though some believe the ghost of Miss Mary Lake, the school's headmistress, nonetheless lingers. Folks who stay in room 410, Miss Mary Lake’s former office, have woken up to find their blankets closely tucked around them in bed or their clothes unpacked.
Finally, the final terrible thing happened. An old camp cook dinner drove out to meet the brothers and journey for a day. But when he arrived, the tailgate on his stock truck had somehow gone missing, even though it had been there when he’d loaded up. His horse, Betsy, had fallen out of the truck and been dragged behind the vehicle for who knows how long. They had to put her down on the spot. “To be honest, it simply killed him to see what had happened to Betsy. We probably should have put him down, too,” remembers Averill. “Those three events were just boom, boom, boom—three things in a row that were so weird all tied together, because they were right after we saw that spear,” he remembers. Three things: like the three dead cows left in a circle.
What's her name? There was no one there. Rohappy/Shutterstock "One night, when my daughter was once 2 1/2 years old, we had been home alone talking right earlier than bed. We were playing a game the place we gave all her stuffed animals stupid names. Named the last one and she asks, 'What's her name?' I said something along the lines of, 'Who? Honey, we already named everyone.' She then points to the clean wall and says, 'That little girl.'"Now I don't know if it was just an overactive imagination or something else. All I know is that it freaked me out enough to sleep with the lights on for the next few weeks."
The tap water "tasted horrible," Baugh said. "It had a very funny, sweety, disgusting taste. It's a very strange taste. I can barely describe it."
By the way as a sidenote. I walked into the kitchen table one night while going to the bathroom. It was not the first time I walked into the kitchen table because it was moved. So I just said, “Please stop moving the kitchen table”, and it never moved again.” -
Since moving in, the owners said they have received numerous letters from the mysterious person. "The Watcher" claimed the home "has been the subject of my family for decades," and "I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its 2nd coming,"
More cursed than haunted, downtown L.A.'s Hotel Cecil got such a bad rap that it actually changed its name to Stay on Main. If you're a true crime and paranormal super fan, you've probably already heard of it. Where to begin? So many terrible things have happened here—there's literally an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to its violent history. The first recorded loss of life through suicide is in 1931, followed through a long string of similar deaths in 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1940.
And here’s the thing: Tabke does not trust in ghosts. Something, however, changes when he arrives in Chile each winter. Maybe it’s the fact that, from La Parva, you can see up to Cerro el Plomo, an Incan child-sacrifice site. Maybe it’s because Tabke has simply read so many magical realism books by authors like Juan Rulfo and Gabriel García Márquez. But sitting alone in his cabin in the Andes, with the wind whipping and the candles flickering, he swears that every now and then he just can’t tell if what he’s hearing is a woman or the wind.