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Haunted Penn State

Welcome to the final blog posting! I was originally going to write about the most haunted universities in the world, until I realized that we’re at one of them! According to numerous rankings, Penn State is one of the most haunted universities in the United States, and on every website I could find that ranked haunted universities, […]

Central and South American Ghost Stories

Welcome back! This week’s stories revolve around Central America, South America, and Mexico. These are the last geographic regions to be featured, and next week’s theme will be something different…   La pisadeira: In Brazil, there’s someone who crawls along rooftops and watches families through the window. She’s tall and thin, with red eyes and […]

Stories Behind the Movie Screen

This year, if you’re like me, you might have watched some scary movies to celebrate Halloween. This week, I’m rounding up stories that some popular horror movies are based off of. Some films that have been inspired by true stories include Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but since they aren’t […]

Ghost of North America

This week’s continent is North America – finally! I hope you enjoy these American ghost stories.   The Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow): “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” was written by Washington Irving in 1820, and it is one of the first examples of popular American Halloween-related fiction. This short story is set […]

Origins of Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I’d take a break from exploring continents, and instead discuss the eerie background of this October celebration!   Halloween: This holiday dates back 2000 years to Celtic villages during the time of year where the fall harvest ended and winter began to set in. People would dress […]

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