The case of the Guyra Ghost or rather Poltergeist began in April 1921 with “tremendous thumpings” on the walls followed by showers of stones which eventually broke every window in the tiny weather-board cottage just outside Guyra.
Houska Castle, known locally as the Gates to Hell in the Czech Republic it is thought to be one of the most haunted locations in the world. It is an early Gothic Castle that was built in 1253-1278 during the reign of Ottokar II of Bohemia. It was turned from a Gothic castle into a Renaissance Chateau in the 16th century.
Hannah Crannah (Hannah Cranna, or even Hanna Crannah) didn’t earn much of a reputation as a witch while her husband Captain Joseph Hovey was alive. Her real name was Hannah Hovey, and Cranna was just a nickname. She supposedly lived on the summit of Cragley Hill.
In the Hell Hollow area of the Pachaug State Forest, there are multiple local legends regarding Maud’s (or Maude’s) Grave. It has become a place shrouded in a bit of mystery and legend, and one that seems to draw ghost hunters and curiosity seekers, as well as a number of bored teenagers.
Just after teatime on Monday 4 August 1969, sometime between the end of TV programmes Robinson Crusoe and the beginning of The Magic Roundabout – around 6.40pm – a 13-year-old girl named Holly left her home on Gateacre’s Cuckoo Lane and walked to the house of her best friend Jane on Beechurst Road a quarter of a mile away.
Monte Cristo homestead was built by William Crawley and his family in 1884. He acquired land locally in January 1876 under provisions of the Robertson Act of 1861. It is the second structure to be built on the land the original dwelling became the servants quarters after the homestead was built.