The Shadow Poltergeist
A teenager living in Australia experienced a poltergeist over the course of two years while living with her father. Her mom was a powerful psychic and would always protect the homes they lived in from otherworldly things, so the daughter may have also had some psychic ability. While her parents were going through a divorce, she lived with her father and was very angry during this time. She began to sense a shadow presence in the home that would make its presence known to the girl while she was home alone. It would make noises, cause things to fall over, and turn whatever was on the television to white snow. Somehow the girl knew that it fed off her anger, so she learned to ignore it, otherwise it could become more powerful and maybe hurt someone. She eventually moved out of the house and has not seen the shadow poltergeist since.
#2 The Suicide Forest
The Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji has such dense vegetation that it’s easy to get lost if you don’t know your way. After the release of the novel Kuroi Jukai by Matsumoto Seicho in 1960 which is about a pair of young lovers who commit suicide in the forest, suicides in Aokigahara increased from fifty to one hundred per year. At any given time while walking through the forest, you can find at least one body of a suicide victim. Due to the density of the vegetation, police patrols only search the forest once a year, and the yakuza pay homeless people to rob the bodies. It is widely believed that the forest is haunted and that the ghosts that populate this forest encourage visitors to kill themselves.
Also called the Greenbrier Ghost, Zona Shue was a woman who suddenly died in 1897 in Greenbrier, West Virginia. After her burial, Zona’s ghost began appearing to her mother and giving gruesome details about her death and widowed husband Erasmus, whom she had only been married to for three months prior to her untimely death. Zona’s mother went to the town authorities with her story, but they didn’t believe her right away. When she insisted that the story she was telling was true, prosecutors had Zona’s body exhumed from the grave. Upon examination of the body, they discovered that bruises were all over her body and her neck had been broken. Her husband had hidden the damage with a stiff-collared dress, and he was believed at the time. Erasmus was arrested and ultimately convicted for the murder of his young wife.
#7 The Indian Haunting
A family moved into a house just outside a small ghost town on the Kansas/Arkansas border and began experiencing unnerving paranormal activity. Doors would open and close at random, holes would appear in the family members’ clothing, and they would see the apparition of a woman walking through the halls. An Indian medicine man came to the house and did a cleansing. When the man was leaving, one of the family turned away from the medicine man and when he turned back, there was an owl in the medicine man’s place. The owl flew away and the family never experienced any trouble again.
A man and two co-workers shared an apartment not far from their place of employment. The man was up late one night and went into the bathroom before bed where he heard a loud and frightening growl. Seeing nothing and thinking one of his roommates was playing a prank, he went to his bedroom which he shared. As he entered the room, he heard the growl again and quickly closed the door behind him. The roommate explained he had heard the same growl that night. No one in the apartment has ever heard it again and it remains a mystery.