“Rapid City, SD is famous for Mt. Rushmore but having lived here my whole life I could care less. What interests me is the Hotel Alex Johnson. Ask anyone around here and they could tell you quite a few stories. Like how Alex Johnson himself still greets a few of his quests and says hello to his employees even though he's been dead for a few years. Or the way the elevator randomly stops on the third floor and this one has been tested and no one ever pushes the buttons. Or there's the eighth floor. That's the most exciting. It’s said that a young woman stayed there on her wedding night and for some unknown reason just jumped out of the window falling to her death. If you stay on the eighth floor you can hear music and talking. Even the cries of the death-bride. This is one legend I believe.” – Chris, SD
“I’ve actually got one story, it's from the small city I live in, in Norway.
for a couple of, maybe hundred years ago, there wore a man on
skjervoy, he got married with the priest's daughter, one day his
wife got sick, and they got a witch doctor ,maybe he could save
her, but he couldn’t.
Her husband wore very rich, and when his wife died, he swore to god
that no one ,but her could get the money, so he watched over the
treasure. He hid the treasure in a cave on skjervoy.
Some years later, there wore a rumor, that this man had died, so
people tried to find the money, when they got on the backside of
the mountain Stusnes, they saw a couple of ravens, they didn’t get
far, because the Ravens attacked them.
and someone tried again, but they didn’t have luck then either,
they came back with they're face all bloody.
20 years past, and the people got curious, 2 brave men, went back
to that cave, but they never came home!
Some say that the treasure is still there, and the name is :
skjervøy kongens skatt/king of skjervoy's treasure.
people who tried to get to the cave, have seen two couples of
raven, believe me, I’ve seem them too.. and that scared me. and for
those who got to the cave, they never returned.
this story may got found in the Norwegian Viking history:)” - Marion
“girl meets a boy on her yahoo messenger.
crazy1 86:hey baby!!!
h0tNsPiCy91: whose dis???
crazy1 86:ur secret admirer!!!!!
h0tNsPiCy91: o really.... quite lyin! whose dis???
crazy1 86:i loved u the first time a stared in your eyes...
crazy1 86:i think about u everyday... you are my dream come true.
crazy1 86: we met once! I dont think u remember though.
crazy1 86: I cut myself because the pain takes away my feelings of u.
crazy1 86: tonight u will see me some time tonight....
h0tNsPiCy91: ..WHO IS THIS!?!?!?
crazy1 86:dont worry.... ill take very good care of you...
crazy1 86 had signed off.
the girl was so scared she locked all her doors and windows. she made
sure her room was secured. she was so scared if it was a joke or for real.
she didn’t know when he was going to come. the girl was frighten so she
decided to sleep with her little sister. the girl dozed off quickly. then
she heard a knock on the window. the girl slowly walked to the window. it
started knocking louder. the girl looked through the windows and saw
nothing. just some of the tree branches. the girl went back to bed with
her sister. the bed was wet and a pretty smells horrid. maybe her sister
wet the bed... the girl checked and found blood everywhere. the girl
panicked. she didn’t know what to do. she ran and hid in the closet incase
the guy was there for her. while looking through the cracks of the closet
the girl saw a shadow. it was dark so she couldn’t figure out who it was.
she started to get more frighten. the man crept closer to the closet. the
girl closed her eyes as if it was a dream. then suddenly he open the
closet door and pulled her out. her parents found her dead. she was
skinned all the way and was hung in her sisters closet.
2 years after the sisters deaths, the her parents got pregnant with a
baby boy the girl’s room became a guest bedroom and the little sisters room where the murder took place became the baby’s room. the baby grew up to be a successful kid. one night he was on the computer and got a instant message.
h0tNsPiCy91:hey lil bro!!!
2seXay4u: who the f is this?
h0tNsPiCy91: it’s your big sis.
2seXay4u: I never had a sister. im an only child.
2seXay4u:this is some kind of joke huh?
h0tNsPiCy91: mom and dad never told you?
h0tNsPiCy91: I died 15 years ago with your other older sister.
h0tNsPiCy91:we were murdered in your room which was once my little sisters room. she was killed in bed when I was sleeping and I was killed in the closet and skinned to death.
2seXay4u:quite lying. I never had a sister. if I did my parents would tell
me. whatever. your stupid.
h0tNsPiCy91: you dont believe me? well if you wanna look in your closet
h0tNsPiCy91: I carved my name, time and date I was being murdered. then I carved my little sister name.
h0tNsPiCy91: if you dont believe me little brother check the internet.
type in ''smith sisters murdered anonymously''.
h0tNsPiCy91: I gtg little brother. I love you. and mom and dad soo much. I
cant believe they kept us a secret from you. they should burn in hell.
the boy checked the closet. he saw the carvings. was it true? he surfed
the internet and everything was their about the anonymous murder in the
house. the next morning the boy went downstairs. it was so quiet. maybe
mom and dad was sleeping.. hours later the boy found his parents in their
closets skinned and hung. then he found more carvings on the ground. it
says '' I TOLD YOU I WASNT LYING. LITTLE BROTHER, I LOVED MOM AND DAD....BUT THEY KEPT ME A SECRET. I CANT BELIVE IT. WELL IM FREE FROM THIS COLD WORLD. I WONT HURT YOU LIKE HOW THEY DIED. I LOVE YOU!” – Tim, QLD
"True story. A guy was hired as an aircraft mechanic at an airport. After working a few months there he went to work on an airplane at night with the rest of a crew. He went alone into the back of the plane. Aftera few minutes he noticed someone was with him. He tried to see who it was but it was dark. Then the person ran out of the darkness swinging a wrench at him. The first guy fled out of the plane yelling for help. The rest of the crew went to help and called security. When security got there they searched the plane but couldn't find anyone even though there was only one way out of the plane. The first guy went to the security office to file a report and as he was in the office he noticed some pictures. He saw the guy that attacked him and pointed this out to the police. The police said that couldn't be him because he died a couple of years ago working on an airplane (he was electrocuted and nobody found him for a couple of hours) on what later was found out that same plane." - David, Georgia
"The Buffalo Museum of Science is a haunted place, and not by any of the various corpses on exhibit. Apparently several decades ago, a cleaning woman was coming to work and after she opened the door some thug busted in behind her and stabbed her to death. She can be seen along the back hallways where visitors aren't allowed to go. The stairwell where she died is supposed to be the coldest in the building." - Jenna, NY
"This is a story that pretty much everyone in new york knows. In staten island, there is a restuarant called the old bermuda inn. it was built in 1814. A young man was sent out to war and promised his wife that he would come back. The young woman waited for years. She never left the house. When she would go to sleep, she would always leave a candle as a beacon for the young man. She woke one morning and found a letter on her floor. The young man was lost overseas. She killed herself but some times, if you drive past the inn at night, you can still se that one candle shining as a beacon for all young men in the army. Noone is permitted to go upstairs so how is the candle lit? People eating at the restaurant often a young lady walking down the stairs and greeting the customers. People have been found dead upstairs. Some believe that they look like the young man who died ages those many years ago. Diners have complianed that empty seats at thier table were often filled with the appearence of a young skinny woman who is always crying. If you are ever permitted, the corpse of the woman is still hanging in the attic that contained a small desk and a bed. It has been left untouched for almost two centuries. For a couple hundred dollars, they le me stay in the second floor over night and when i put out all the candles one kept flickering back on right near a window that faced europe. True story." - Zach, NY
"A woman came home from shopping to find her Doberman choking on something. She quickly put him in the car and drove him to the vet. The vet told her to go on home while he operated to remove whatever was lodged in the dog's windpipe, and he'd call her when she could pick up her pet. She wasn't home for long when the vet called and told her in an excited voice to get out of the house right now, he'd be by to explain in a few minutes. From her neighbor's window she saw the vet arrive with the police and ran out to see if her dog was all right and what was going on. As the police ran into her house the vet told her what her loving pet had choked on… two human fingers. The police found the escaped criminal hiding in the closet nursing his mangled hand." - Chloe, CA
"A friend of mine was house-sitting up by lake Tahoe. He invited me up to the house to party, but I couldn't go. He was pissed because he was all alone in the house. I thought nothing of it until I got a call from him two hours later. He was in a panic, but speaking softly. I asked him to calm down and tell me what was wrong. He said he was hiding in the closet because a man had broken into the house, and was downstairs cooking in the kitchen. I asked him why he hadn't called the cops, and he replied 'because the guy is a cop.' Turns out the guy was a escaped murderer who had killed a cop and taken his identity." - John, CA
"The Blood Orchard, or The Crime of Micah Rood: "The year was 1693, and spring in New England. This peddler by the name of Horgan, inquired to find where he might find lodging. She suggested Micah Rood, who had a room to spare and lived close to town. Micah Rood took great pride in his orchard, and he was known to scare any trespassers that would come into the orchard. Horgan went to Rood's home and through the beautiful blooming orchard, and Rood confirmed that he did have a room, and they agreed to one gold piece as a payment for the one night. Townspeople found Horgan's body the next morning. His body was bruised and battered, beneath an apple tree in Rood's orchard. His pack had been ransacked, and was completely empty. Rood was questioned about the murder, but of course he denied any part of it. Since there was no evidence that Rood had committed the crime, there was nothing that could be done.
As spring progressed, something strange began to happen. The once white blossoms in Rood's orchard became streaked with red, and the buds of the three beneath which Horgan's body was found, were deep crimson, as though they had been dipped in blood. When autumn came, the apples came and no one wanted these apples because they too were tainted with deep red blotches throughout the pulp. The people of his town thought it was a sign from beyond, that Horgan was killing the orchard. The people stormed Rood's house, looking for answers, but it was too late. The sheriff found him dead in a chair, looking over the orchard. This is believed why some orchards in Connecticut grow red-streaked apples, especially in the Pomfret area where the orchard originally was."
This story is particularly interesting given the physical manifestation of Micah Rood's guilt. The story is also somewhat reminiscent of the tragic Pyramus and Thisbe story (though the blood-red color of that particular> fruit is due to the lovers' suicide, not murder)." - Marjory, New York
"I have seen several spirits as a kid, some seemed harmless some were scary as hell. My mom moved out of a couple of apartments because of my sightings. I remember sitting in the living room watching TV with her once, I was about 5 years old. And I looked over to a chair that appeared empty to my mom… and I said "Mommy, who's that man sitting over there?" she said "WHAT MAN!?" I said RIGHT THERE!!! DONT U SEE HIM?!?!?! She freaked
Another time I saw this old lady ghost in a hospital gown the kitchen. I was about 6. We lived in a railroad flat, so u could look straight thru the house from the first room to the last. The rooms went from the kitchen straight to the living room, straight to the bedroom. I was sitting in the bedroom, and I looked thru the doorway and saw an old lady standing in front of the refrigerator. I knew she wasn't a person, 'cuz I could see the refrigerator with all the magnets and stickers I had put on it, right through the lady! she was old and her eyes were red and veiny… I know this because she moved closer. First she was in the kitchen. When I told my mom about her she freaked and got up to get us dressed. I started to freak out too because every time I looked up, she had moved in a little closer. and I started crying I was telling my mom SHES COMING SHES COMING! which sent my mom into a panic...she threw our coats on and she was trying to run thru the bedroom door. but I didn't want to go thru the door because by then the creepy old lady ghost thing was standing in the door way. And my moms like COME ON LETS GET OUT OF HERE! BUT I DIDNT WANT TO GET THAT CLOSE TO IT. It was easier for my mom because she couldn't see it. so anyway my mom grabs me and drags me thru the doorway, we ran right thru the ghost and out of the house. And we stayed in a diner a few blocks from our apartment until my moms roommate came home. And she lit some kind of catholic candles and we prayed. After that I didn't see ghosts there again. I'm so glad I grew out of that...cuz that was some scary mess!!! some of you probably don't believe me… but I don't care 'cuz you weren't there! LOL" - Nobody Special, NY