Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Haunted Russia

         


           Russia has a fascinating history & it's share of ghost stories in it's capital, Moscow. 
           The current stories revolve around the country’s infamous leaders.
Mysteries of the citadel
The Kremlin, where in recent times the President of Russia has had his offices, is the oldest part of Moscow. It’s right at the heart of the capital, in the geographical, historical, political and cultural sense.
Along with Moscow itself, the Kremlin dates back to the 12th century. Moscow was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1147. Initially the Kremlin was the fortification of the settlement which appeared on the Borovitsky hill, where the Neglinnaya river flows into the Moskva river.
In the 13th century the Kremlin became the residence of Moscow’s princes. For ages it remained the home of the country’s leaders – from the tsars and the Soviets right up to modern times.
Given this long history, it’s hardly surprising that the Kremlin is associated with many myths and legends. One of these suggests the site is haunted.
The most famous ghost stories about the Kremlin concern three leaders: Tsar Ivan the Terrible, who reigned Russia in the 16th century; Vladimir Lenin, who led the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution; and the notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
Some people say Ivan’s shadow can be seen and his footsteps heard in Kremlin’s Ivan the Great Bell Tower. There are also reports that his spirit visited the last tsar, Nikolay II and his wife, on the night before Nikolay’s coronation. This was viewed in some quarters as an omen that the Romanov royal dynasty would collapse.
Lenin is also thought to be a frequent ‘guest’ in the Kremlin. According to some historians, Lenin’s ghost was first seen by a security chief in October 1923, even though he was still alive at that time (he died three months later). The official wondered why Lenin came with no guards accompanying him, but he was told on the phone that in fact Vladimir Ilich was in Gorky at that moment.
Later, other witnesses came forward who saw Lenin in the Kremlin that night. And discrepancies in their accounts have only added to the mystery. Lenin was very ill at the time and couldn’t walk without a stick and moved very slowly, but those who claimed they saw him in the Kremlin that night said he had no stick and was walking very quickly.
But Joseph Stalin remains the most frequently seen Kremlin ‘shade’. Some say his ghost wants to ‘establish order’ in the country, and thus usually appears when Russia is hit by deepest crises. One of the signs that Stalin is stalking the Kremlin, legend has it, is when the room suddenly gets cold.
UFO above the Kremlin?
Archive notes from the 19th century claim a strange object was seen above the Kremlin. It stopped before a sudden flash of light lit up the sky. It then flew up and away, the documents say. Modern observers say these accounts resemble those of modern UFO sightings.

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  1. Nevada Hauntings


    Austin - The International Hotel - The International is said to be haunted by a ghost called "Tommy", a former owner or employee. Apparently, Tommy is seen or felt at the end of the bar, and heard clunking around upstairs in the old (closed) hotel.


    Battle Mountain - Donna's Diner - Donna's Diner is said to be haunted by the lady in blue, who was killed by a drunk.The lady in blue has been known to follow women into the bathroom.It is said if you look in the mirror her face will slowly replace yours then suddenly disappear.The lady in blue also swings the light fixtures back and forth and turn the lights off in the rest rooms.


    Battle Mountain - Nevada Hotel - When working things will just disappear, weird noises and strange coldness when upstairs where the motels are located. Built back in the 1800's.


    Boulder City - Boulder City Hotel- Many reports have been filed, claiming that everything from noises to apparitions fill the historic site which is now a full service hotel, restaurant, and historic files office.



    Boulder City - Boulder City pet cemetery - it was built over 50 years ago, it is said that if you go to it at night a white cat will follow you through out the cemetery if it likes you.



    Carson City - Curry House - Abe Curry still returns looking for his wife.

    Fallon - Grimes Point - Several glowing figures can be se en on nights when there is no moon. They walk the old mining area, which is now the loop trail, and cave tour.


    Fallon - NAS Fallon - There are several places in the base claim to be haunted. Barracks 3 3rd deck strange sound comes from the room where suicide occurred and lounge TV turns on by itself. Another one is Tahoe House, when there's no occupants smell of strong floral scent can be experienced and 2nd deck room occupied by a pilot who was killed during exercise flight claim to be haunted by workers.

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  2. Haunted Nevada,


    Jackpot - Hot Ponds - Just outside of Jackpot Nevada there were some naturally occurring hot ponds that had been made into anattraction where people could rent rooms. It had been popular until apparently some people were murdered there. Witnesses report "Footprints and hoof prints would appear on the path, coming after us even though there was no possible way anyone else could have been out there. Broken glass was discovered around our van; even though it had not been there in the beginning and we had not brought anything glass out. There were strange noises and the air in certain spots on the property would suddenly grow very, very cold. it was a strange, yet interesting experience there was defiantly something or someone there."


    Las Vegas - Bally's Hotel/Casino - It used to be the old MGM which burned down (with people in it) and Bally's bought the property. (The new MGM is located further south.)


    Las Vegas - Bellagio - formerly Dunes Hotel and Casino - in 1993 before the closing of the hotel. you could feel cold spots through out the resorts main tower and casino. and after hours in the lounge on the top floor of the hotel you could see a blue glow and the voices of people when no one was there... the hotel was imploded on Oct.23 1993 and has been replaced by the Bellagio.


    Las Vegas - Caesars Palace Hotel Casino - a cocktail waitress on the graveyard shift at Caesars reports that in the bathrooms down the escala tor in the Forum Casino, the sensory water faucets turn on and off of their own volition. If you try to put your hands under a already running faucet it will turn off. She saw the faucets turn on and off many times with her being the only one in the room.


    Las Vegas - Dell H. Robinson Middle School - Many sightings of an old man walking the halls of this school have been reported by new students coming from another state. They always see a man dressed as a janitor walking around in the hallway with blood on his hands. when school is out, the man follows them all the way home then disappears. The student will have nightmares and see this man in their dreams. This only happens to new students enrolling to this school and will happen until next time they go to church.

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  3. Haunted Nevada,


    Las Vegas - The Excalibur - Walking down the hallway on the 10th floor you feel as though someone is directly behind you, hovering over your back, and then you hear a whisper, directly in your ear as if their lips were only an inch away.


    Las Vegas - Flamingo Hotel & Casino - This Las Vegas landmark is haunted by its founding father the infamous mobster Bugsy Segal. Guests lounging by the pool in the late evening hours when the pool is less crowded see the apparition of him. And a cleaning lady quit after seeing Bugsy on the fifth floor.


    Las Vegas - Las Vegas Academy Main Theatre - Since the opening of the theatre students20have reported hearing strange sounds and seeing the apparition of an elderly main named "Mr. Petre". The legend says the man used to live on the property before the theatre was built in the 1930's and appears when the theatre is empty.


    Las Vegas - Little Choo Choo Daycare - The daycare was closed because of a teacher who committed suicide and a little boy who was killed getting dragged underneath the tracks of the toy train. Some people said usually at night or sometimes in the day there is a presence of a little boy digging with his shovel in the ground. Nobody knows who he is, but sometimes he appears out of nowhere and some said at night a black woman can been seen trespassing and disappearing out of thin air.


    Las Vegas - Luxor Hotel and Casino - is said to have a ghost of two construction workers that died while building the Pyramid.


    Las Vegas - MGM Grand hotel & casino - if you work night shift (12:00-8:00am)you see a figure of person laying on the bed these are the bodies that died when the mgm first burned down most cleaning ladies in the emerald tower (green tower) hold rosary beads walking through those halls


    Las Vegas - the Mirage - Rumors that the Bath Rooms by Danny Gans' theatre are haunted. The automatic sensor faucets go on by themselves when in there late and alone. 1 cleaning lady won't go in there and holds her rosary beads as she passes the area after witnessing the sinks while cleaning it. There are rumors a wall fell down on workers when the casino was being built.


    Las Vegas - Nellis Air force base - a grayish figure and footsteps are observed here.


    Las Vegas - Redd Foxx' home - Said that Redd Foxx ghost is playing pranks on the current tenants.

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  4. Haunted Nevada,

    Las Vegas - Sahara and Sandhill - If you drive down the dirt roads in that area you may be chased by an elderly woman in a car. If you leave the street she won't follow.


    Las Vegas - Sandhill and Charleston - If you turn off of Charleston Blv. onto Sandhill Rd. heading toward Sahara you will shortly pass a set of flood control tunnels that pass under the freeway and let out onto a small neighborhood street named Olive. Many neighborhood residents use this as and uncomfortable but fast shortcut to the other side of the freeway and neighborhood children often play in them. Many people including have heard the voices of two people whispering in the tunnels late in the evening when there is none around. They sound like a male and female and coincidently just before those tunnels were built a young couple were flying down Olive on motorcycles and hit the pile of construction debris that was there at the time. They crashed early morning and were not discovered until around 6 am.


    Las Vegas - Tropicana Hotel & Casino - Over the years visitors to this hotel are greeted at the entrance by a large tiki mask=2 0face, and many people have reported getting a terrible purple rash after touching it. And when people take pictures in front of it they report seeing a strange purple hazy cloud of smoke in the picture after they developed the pictures.


    Las Vegas - Vo-Tech High School - Late at night around 11:00pm there is a shadow in the figure of a man that stands by the gym doors.


    Las Vegas - Whiskey Pete's Casino - Whiskey Pete's ghost is watching players play in his casino.


    Logandale - Moapa Valley High School - Info says that when the Indians died they would bury their loved ones under their homes. Houses being built near the School have found corpses when laying their foundation. While at the School on a quiet night with few people a dark shadowy figure often is said to appear. It has a tendency to follow people around (even through fences) and suddenly disappears.


    Reno - Park Lane Mall - In 1976 a woman was found dead in the old bathroom down stairs. Her murder was never solved and she haunts the bottom floor of Park Lane Mall and is said appear around 9:00pm on the 3RD Sat. of every month.


    Reno - The Mapes hotel - haunted by an unknown spirit. Now torn down and is now an ice rink in the winter months.


    Reno - it used to be the riverboat casino now is an antique store - In the basement you can hear foot steps at various times and no one will be there. g uards report they have heard the foot steps.


    Reno - Robb Canyon - Years after 4 bodies of transients were unearthed in this canyon, just north of I80, ghost hunters from Oregon, Nevada and California have sought out this spot on fall moonless nights to see unexplained lights and occasional sounds of a murder. Since the murders were never solved, some people feel these ghosts are attempting to provide clues to the guilty.


    Reno - Wooster High School - Earlier the Wooster colts lost the zone final to the McQueen lancers. One guy went out to the football field later that night and shot himself. Now whenever the lancers play on the Wooster field they have said they trip over nothing at all. They say that something or someone tripped them.

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  5. Haunted Nevada,


    Storey - Gold Hill - Gold Hill Hotel - Hatel is haunted by several apparitions who appear on second floor hallway and bathroom. Hotel is renowned locally as a haven for supernatural occurrences, and many people have seen strange thing while staying there.


    Tonopah - The Mizpa hotel - There was a lady murdered in the hotel and still haunts it to this day.


    Unionville - Unionville - It's an old mining town spirits are everywhere you go.


    Virginia City - Bonanza Saloon - Apparition of a lady waving on the balcony.


    Virginia City - Fourth Ward School - the ghost of Miss Suzette still walks across the schoolyard.

    Virginia City - Piper's Opera House - The ghost of a young women dressed in lavender, who is also said to smell of lavender, stands at the top balcony during performances to watch. She is said to be friendly and to particularly enjoy children's performances, clapping and dancing along with the music. However, there is a not-so-sweet ghost of an old man who sits smoking in the side balcony seating scowling at performances


    Virginia City - St. Paul's Episcopal School - a ghost of a woman can be seen a window upstairs.


    Virginia City - Virginia City Flats - Pieces of metal and rocks are thrown at visitors.


    Virginia City - Virginia City Cemetery - There have been reports from visitors to the cemetery after dark, of a certain gravestone that emits a strange light from far away. When the people try to find it, the light disappears. There is also a man's gravestone that moves from his gravesite frequently, although the guards report that no one has entered the cemetery, and it is a rather large piece of stone for a normal human to move, and it requires three people at least to move it back.


    Washoe - Washoe Valley - Bower's Mansion - Mrs. Bower's, who died penniless after her husband died, is said to haunt the second floor of the house. She used to conduct Séances in the parlor after her husband died, in an attempt to contact him. The Graveyard on the hillside behind the Mansion has also been a spot=2 0of numerous sightings of glowing figures on moonless nights.

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  6. Thank you Fred! I'm thinking about putting a haunted locations page for my blog now!!

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