Navajo County Courthouse Ghosts

September 21st, 2013 - Category: Real Haunted Places
Haunted Places

Holbrook, Arizona is located east of Flagstaff and was founded in 1881. It is the county seat for Navajo County which was known for its railroad, lumber, farm and ranch businesses as well as trade with the Indians. In 1898 a new courthouse was built and was used until 1976. Today a lot of people will tell you stories about Holbrook’s wild past as well as about the Navajo County Courthouse ghosts. Holbrook was what you would typically consider a Wild West town. The town had an interesting mix of people including cowboys, Indians, miners, those seeking adventures and their fortune’s in the west and of course those of the criminal variety. It also came with the typical brothels, saloons, and gambling houses. When theRead More…

Robert the Haunted Doll

August 2nd, 2013 - Category: Real Haunted Places
Haunted Places

We all had imaginary friends, favorite toys or a special doll growing up. The Otto’s son Robert was no different except his doll came from a Haitian servant versed in the art of Voodoo. This doll became Robert the haunted doll now on display at the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida. The Otto’s were a wealthy family with many servants but records show they were sometimes abusive to them. A Haitian servant was hired to take care of their young son Robert Eugene Otto. The story goes Mrs. Otto caught this Haitian servant practicing her magic in the back yard one day and fired her. Before she left she gave Robert a straw filled three foot tall doll, button for eyes andRead More…

The Cavalier Hotel Ghosts

July 29th, 2013 - Category: Real Haunted Places
Haunted Places

“The 1920s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing and dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards.” – Dictionary.com Virginia Beach, Virginia was no different and in 1926, when construction began on The Cavalier Hotel. 13 months later, the hotel was finished. Using, at the time, the most bricks in Virginia history (500,000+) and sitting on 350 total acres (290 was a golf course), the Cavalier Hotel was the model of quality and style befitting the 1920’s. Only two years later, the Cavalier Beach Club opened and over the next 30 years was the club to be at featuringRead More…

University of Rhode Island Ghosts

July 26th, 2013 - Category: Real Haunted Places
Haunted Places

The University of Rhode Island started out as the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1888. The original site was on the Oliver Watson Farm which is still maintained as a museum. URI offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees in 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study. It has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The University of Rhode Island also offers ghosts. Several sightings throughout the campus has made URI one of the most haunted places in America. In 1892, the school became the Rhode Island College for Agriculture and Mechanics Arts. RICA&M first class graduated in two years and encompassed 17 total students. In 1909 the school changed again becoming the Rhode Island State College when the school expanded theirRead More…