At the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, FL, a cracked funerary plaque that once adorned a woman’s grave tells of one man’s grotesque attempt to bring his love back from the dead.
The beautiful Elena Milagro de Hoyos died in 1931 of tuberculosis, but while attempting to save her life, the doctor fell madly in love with her. After paying for her funeral and building her a mausoleum, the doctor stole her corpse and attempted to revive her.
Just behind the Bell-Willett Museum in Adams, TN, sits a frontier-era log cabin that was the site of a harrowing series of ghostly encounters.
Visitors to the Kansas Museum of History can see one of the first modern Halloween costumes on display.
The orange and black paper frock is a fitting tribute to a turn-of-the-century woman who fought the mischief and mayhem plaguing her town by turning Halloween into a celebrated and joyous holiday.
Prominently displayed in the lavish mansion at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Franscisville, LA, a massive antique mirror has sparked an otherworldly controversy.
Is the mottled glass actually a portal to the world beyond the grave? Many believe that the mirror trapped the spirits of 2 girls and their mother after they were poisoned by their maid.
On display at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines is a roughly crafted farm axe, once wielded by a homicidal maniac.
The axe was used in the notorious (and still unsolved) murder of an entire family in the small town of Villisca.
Amongst the many strange artifacts at the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum is a simple and crudely made whip that harkens back to a blood-chilling practice that defies belief.
Haitians Angelina Narcisse and her brother Clarvius Narcisse, who was pronounced dead 18 years before reappearing in his village looking for his family.
Researchers eventually discovered that Clarvius had been given a powder by a Haitian bokor (sorcerer) containing puffer-fish venom, a deadly poison that can cause symptoms that resemble death. Clarvius was pronounced dead, nailed into a coffin and buried, before being dug up, revived and forced to work as a slave on a plantation.