OCR: TREE RUBBING POLE WAS GHOST MYSTERY ST LOUIS Oct 24—The mystery of the South Side 'haunted" tree has been solved. Residents here had been kept awake for several nights by a mysterious loud wailing sound Investigation during the day failed to discover the clue to the disturbance. One night a brave man 'ventured to … Continue reading It was a tree.
The sound of a wailing cat was heard in the home of Vincent Carta in Glendora, California. Technically, they believed this "ghost cat" was not of a paranormal sort but rather a living and breathing cat stuck in the walls. Workers' "Here Kitty Kitty" calls were answered by distant meows. Unforunately, tearing apart the entire … Continue reading It was a water meter.
OCR: Evicted Master Leaves Pet to Haunt Hotel Mansfield, 0., Oct. 2 (UP) -- The Fairview hotel -in Mansfield O., evicted one of it non-paying guests and by so doing solved the mystery of the haunted dresser drawer. On Tuesday night, a worn-, an's complaint that "something's moving around in my dresser drawer" sent a … Continue reading It was a turtle.
Tales of a haunted oil well on the edge of Rosedale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania spread in 1910. Residents reported hearing “blood-curdling groans” and desperate pleas: Help! Let me out! I’m being smothered! A party decided to investigate as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: It was found that a pipe extended from the casing of the well back into … Continue reading It was (another) pipe.
Residents of Joplin, Missouri found out their local ghost story was just “a pipe dream” according to the Joplin Globe (1929). A disembodied voice that sounded like it was coming from the “bowels of the earth” was repeatedly heard near a cottage at 12th Street and Michigan Avenue. A ghost moving around in a pasture next to … Continue reading It was a drainage pipe.
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A schoolhouse in Frankfort, Indiana was believed to be haunted by a man named Entrekin who fell from the three-story brick building (possible image of the school here). “At night,” the The Indianapolis News reported, when the wind cries plaintively among the nooks and crannies of the old building, the believers in ghosts declare that … Continue reading It was the wind.
On March 16, 1916, The Republic of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania reported the alleged haunting of a recently deceased Mr. Jonathan Albright. The veteran’s ghost was said to have driven his family out their home (in Meyersdale) on two occasions. “On one occasion several weeks ago, ” The Republic reported, “the family averred, he came and stood … Continue reading It was a poodle.
On the night of February 2, 1932, a ghost was reported roaming around northern Indianapolis. When deputy sheriffs went to investigate, they found John McCarthy (age 24) covered "head to foot" in white paint. He was the passenger of an automobile carrying paint, which overturned and left him painted white. McCarthy was arrested for drunkenness … Continue reading It was paint.
People reported a flying ghost accompanied by “screeching noises” in an abandoned cemetery in North Manchester, Indiana. An investigation by skeptics revealed the source: […] it was found that mischievous boys had stretched wires across the grounds from fence to fence from which was suspended a woman’s nightrobe. This was drawn back and forth by … Continue reading It was a robe.