Source: Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 06 Apr 1914 (pg. 1).
Category: Pranks/Childhood Pranks
It was a lonely girl.
I will start with the sad story first. Paranormal activity was reported in the Henry Thacker home of Louisville, Kentucky (1952). Stories of household objects floating and boxes sailing across the room brought in curious visitors and press. County Patrolman Russell McDaniel and Jack Fisher noticed the activity centered around 11-year-old Joyce. Joyce and her … Continue reading It was a lonely girl.
It was string and wire.
One Wednesday night in June of 1922, citizens of Greensburg, Indiana experienced "one of the worst ghost scares in the history of this town." Those living on North Franklin Street awoke to "weird and terrifying" sounds coming from a nearby abandoned house. This continued for an hour and a crowd began to gather outside the … Continue reading It was string and wire.
It was (another) pipe.
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.
It was a drainage 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.
It was a poodle.
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.
It was a robe.
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.