Phantom History

Hacienda Hotel

The Hacienda Hotel in New Port Richey, Fla., is a Mediterranean-style pink hotel dating back to 1927. While the venue has been recently renovated and returned to its former glory and is again welcoming guests, the hotel long sat dormant and was the site of break ins and alleged paranormal sightings. With the hotel now…

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Poasttown Elementary School, Ohio

Poasttown Elementary School was built in the 1930s and served as a place of education until the year 2000. It’s a building in rural Ohio that is now known more for the sightings of apparitions and spirits within its walls than it is for exams and PTA meetings. The reasons behind those hauntings could be…

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The Slippery Noodle Inn, Indianapolis, IN

As Indianapolis' longest-running bar, the Slippery Noodle is the site of some of the best live Blues music in the country. The bar originally opened its doors in 1850 but has had many names, several owners and plenty of mystery surrounding it since then. It has served as an Inn, a restaurant, a brothel and…

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St. Augustine, Florida

As the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine has a reputation for also being one of its most haunted. In this dive into the history of the city that has been alive for more than 500 years, Phantom History talks to a historian and tour guide who not only tells the fabled history of this town,…

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Sorrel-Weed House, Savannah GA

The Sorrel-Weed House is one of the first massive mansions to be built in Savannah, Georgia, and its spralwing 16,000 square foot presence overlooks one of the oldest squares in the city. But there's more to this building than just its impending size. Its history of tragedy, death, illnesses and suicide make it one of…

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1022 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Starling Magickal Occult Shop at 1022 Royal Street in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter is the home to the city's oldest all practice occult shop. But there is much more to the building than a shop. It's the home to Priestess Claudia Williams, who welcomes spirits into the building and often assists…

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Waverly Hills and Pennhurst Asylums

Asylums were big business in the 19th and 20th century. Those who were deemed mentally deficient, whether they were or not, or infected with an incurable disease often found themselves placed into institutions for the insane where experimental treatments were conducted in hopes of curing their particular ailment. With little or no oversight, staff were…

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St. Augustine Lighthouse

The current St. Augustine Lighthouse has stood on Anastasia Island since the 1870s, but there was a lighthouse prior to the current structure that eventually fell into the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries, Florida’s oldest city has had some kind of light tower and those that lived and worked on the grounds are said to still…

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House of Refuge

In the 1870s, the United States Government commissioned 10 structures to serve as safe havens for shipwreck survivors along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Today, only one of those buildings still stands and now serves as a museum. But the Keepers of the Martin County House of Refuge aren’t certain that they are alone in the building…

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The Lemp Mansion

A historic restaurant and inn in South St. Louis, Missouri was once the home of an iconic family known for bringing lager beer to the Midwest. But the Lemp family’s home, while iconic and beautiful, has a tragic past. Four members of the family committed suicide and a mysterious “missing” family member is said to…

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