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World's top ghost story

Top Ghost Story

By Anitha SaravananPublished about a year ago 3 min read
World's top ghost story
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The best ghost story in the world is challenging because there are so many spooky tales from different civilizations and eras. Here are a few well-known ghost tales that have endured for a long time, though:

According to Washington Irving's timeless American ghost story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the headless horseman haunts a tiny town in New York.

Henry James's novella The Turn of the Screw recounts the tale of a governess who is hired to look after two kids on a remote English estate. The governess begins to believe that the ghosts of the children's former carers are haunting them.

There are a lot of spooky legends from different cultures and eras, making it challenging to pick the best ghost story ever. But here are some popular phantom stories that have persisted for a long time: The famous American ghost tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving is about a headless horseman that stalks a small town in New York. In Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw, a governess is hired to care for two children on a remote English estate. The governess becomes increasingly convinced that the children's former caretakers' ghosts follow them. Horror tales about ghosts are not for the weak of the heart! But we have some spooky stories from all over the nation for those who love Halloween movies and anything related to witches or vampires. If not, arrange a trip to one of these eerie ghost towns. One might happen close to where you reside, upping the unsettling factor. There have been accounts of the Crying Lady in the Dakota, a well-known apartment building in New York City on the East Coast (by John Lennon!). Huggin' Molly stalks Abbeville, Alabama, in the Deep South, pursuing and cuddling locals. Birmingham, Alabama, was established five years after the Civil War. When Sloss Furnaces were first built in 1871, the United States needed tonnes of pig iron to repair its deteriorating infrastructure. According to the company's official website, hundreds of workers entered the building a year later. Work on blast furnaces was sophisticated and dangerous, and many employees began dying after falling to their deaths inside the furnaces.

According to Reader's Digest, by the early 1900s, conditions had gotten worse due to a cruel foreman named James "Slag" Wormwood, who took unnecessary risks to boost output. Nearly 50 workers died at Sloss during his time there, and numerous others were hurt in horrific mishaps. Supernatural occurrences. If you enjoy horror films, you may already know the Bell Witch. The stories inspire the movies The Blair Witch Project and An American Haunting. John Bell relocated his family to Red River, now known as Adams, Tennessee, in the early 1800s. Red River was a part of Tennessee. They moved into the new house, and then strange things began happening. Dogs starting barking, chains rattling, rats chewing, and a woman whispering were some of the strange sounds the Bell family started hearing. The Bell Witch was that lady, and many people now think she is the ghost of Kate Batts, the Bells' former neighbor.

Spend the night at the 1886-built, eerily eerie Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. (During construction, a worker named Michael was killed, and his ghost reportedly still haunts room 218.) In 1937, Norman Baker, a well-known medical fraudster who considered himself a doctor, acquired control of the hotel. He converted the motel into the Baker Cancer Hospital and declared that he had treatment for the condition. (he did not, obviously). The hotel's basement acted as a makeshift morgue, and patients who died under his care were buried there. Although he was detained in 1940, it is claimed that his patients' souls are still with him.


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