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The murder of Julia Martha Thomas, dubbed the "Barnes Mystery" by the press, was one of the most notorious crimes in late 19th-century Britain. Thomas, a widow in her 50s, was murdered on 2 March 1879 by her maid, Kate Webster, a Irishwoman with a history of theft. Webster disposed of the body by boiling the flesh off the bones and throwing the remains into the River Thames. It was alleged that she had offered the fat to neighbors and street children as dripping and lard.
10 of the World's Biggest Unsolved Mysteries
Rongorongo - are mysterious glyphs that were discovered written on various artifacts on Easter Island. The glyphs remain undecipherable to this day, though there are those who believe that they might hold the key to what happened to the civilization that built the Moai statues.
ZOMBIE ROAD: THE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF MISSOURI'S MOST MYSTERIOUS PLACES
Zombie Road: St. Louis, Missouri. Originally Lawler Ford Road, locals began calling it Zombie Road for a murderer who lived in a shack nearby who was called 'Zombie.' The spirit of a man who was killed by a nearby train, a woman who yells at passersby, and a young boy who fell to his death are said to dominate the road as well as many Native American spirits who used to live there.
30 Real Stories Of Unexplainable Events - JUST FOR SPOOKS
30 Real Stories of Unexplainable Events - Have you ever had anything happen to you that you just can’t explain? Seen something that didn’t belong or had a visit from something that wasn’t human? These 30 stories, are from people who have had creepy and unexplainable things happen to them.
Haunted Happenings: Ghost Hunts | Ghost Hunting Events
Halloween Ghost Hunts at Leeds Old Asylum - Saturday 26th October 2013 - ONLY 69.00 with Haunted Happenings - Unexplained noises, coins thrown from empty areas of the building and even sightings of shadows walking the many corridors have all been experienced at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. An overnight Ghost Hunt in this old Workhouse
Moore House, Virginia - Said to be haunted by Augustine Moore Jr, who was shot by a stray bullet when working in the family fields during the Revolutionary War. Another ghost believed to lurk is John Turner, a merchant who chose to watch the shelling of the British Army in Yorktown just days before they surrendered. Unfortunately he was too close to the shelling. He was wounded and died in his wife's arms, who is believed to haunt the house as well.
Edgewood Plantation, Virginia: Lizzie Rowland was in love with a man who lived near the plantation. The man joined the Confederate Army and never came home. It is said that Lizzie went to her window every day and waited for her man to come home. She died at the age of 47, many say of a broken heart and some claim that they still see her occasionally in the window, still waiting. You can see which window still today because she etched her name in one of the window panes.
Local tales hold that the bedroom where Sarah Morey died a tragic death (her husband killed himself shortly after) in 1901, known as the Blue Room, is haunted. A 2009 episode of The Othersiders visited Morey Mansion and reported it as haunted. The team caught orbs, strange hot spots, and pictures of the initials S.M (Sarah Morey).
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel: a gothic reprise
The St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel is a hotel in London, forming the frontispiece of St Pancras railway station. It is said to be haunted by Roman soldiers marching through the basement. An unwed pregnant woman is said to have committed suicide by throwing herself down the stairs and is known to make her presence felt and a staff staircase that leads into room ten and a ghost of a man is seen going up the stairs and when followed he runs away into room 10.
Wood Island Light, Maine - built in 1808; in the 1890's a murder-suicide took place here - the next Keeper actually abandoned the station and later committed suicide ranting about the hauntings here; today it's automated - a misty apparition appears on the Island, phantom voices, screams, and moans are reported, doors inside the lighthouse open/close on their own