Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Louisville, Kentucky, opened in 1910 as a hospital to accommodate tuberculosis patients. Ghost investigators who have ventured into Waverly have reported a host of strange paranormal phenomena, including voices of unknown origin, isolated cold spots and unexplained shadows. Screams have been heard echoing in its now abandoned hallways, and fleeting apparitions have been encountered.
Clinton Road, New Jersey - “What is it about this road?” inquires the article on weirdnj.com. A question that has been on the minds of many. What causes all the weird happenings? While nobody can seem to answer the “why,” most can attest to the “what”. If you are visiting the road at midnight, stop by the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve for a game of catch. Toss pennies into the water, and the ghost of a young boy will toss them back. A gray wolf with red eyes will stalk you from the bushes. Satan worshippers will hang hang up their bloody clothes to dry, right next to the mutilated animals. The ruins of a castle reside in the woods. If you find yourself in the wrong section of woods, expect to be chased out by Satanists or the Ku Klux Klan. Weird animals, speculated to be survivors and interbred specimens from the abandoned nearby zoo, Jungle Habitat, from which most of the animals escaped. A dangerous curve that has been the demise of many an unwary driver is rumored to be heavily haunted. Phantom pickup trucks will gladly escort you from the road. Well, chase you. Weird lights flying in the sky will draw you attention upward, away from the blood stains on the pavement. This road is not a joke. Regardless of your stance on the paranormal, it is confirmed fact that many dangerous groups gather here for less-than-savory activities. And they do not like to be disturbed.
Japanese Folk Monsters
Several yōkai (Japanese folk monsters) inhabit the upstairs closet at the Kitarō Chaya teahouse in Chōfu (Tōkyō). Visible through peepholes in the door, these traditional monsters are based on old folktales from across Japan.
- The Otoroshi, a hairy creature, perches atop the gates to shrines and temples, waiting to snatch up impious and ill-intentioned people passing below
- The Abura-sumashi (lit. “Oil Presser”), a folk monster from Kumamoto prefecture known for harassing mountain travelers, is believed to be the reincarnated spirit of an oil thief.
- The Kappa, probably the most well-known yōkai in Japan, is a mischievous and often dangerous river imp.
- The Tsuchigumo is a large blood-sucking spider sometimes found under the floorboards of old houses.
- The Kurage no Hinotama is a jellyfish-shaped fireball found near the sea is a floating apparition that discharges a sticky red sap-like substance when threatened.