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Washington State Ghosts: The Indian Princess Angeline

Washington State Ghosts: The Indian Princess Angeline 86

Should you find yourself on the lower level of Seattle’s Pike Place market and happen to see a bent elderly Native American woman in archaic clothing vanish next to a rough wooden column, don’t be too alarmed, you’ve just seen one of the most famous ghosts in the Pacific Northwest: Princess Angeline.

The Market

Pike place market has been a fixture in Seattle since it opened in 1907, and has become a world-famous tourist attraction along with being a great place for Seattleites to pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and a plethora of other foods and products. Although the place had become run down by the sixties, and there was talk of demolishing the marketplace, a grass roots initiative grew in support of Pike Place during that decade and the Market was refurbished in the seventies. Today, the Market is as popular as ever and over 10 million people visit Pike Place every year.

The living are not the only people to visit the market, though, if the reports are to be believed. Several spirits are said to haunt Pike Place Market, but the most famous of them is undoubtedly Princess Angeline.

Princess Angeline


Princess, so named by the white settlers of the area because she was the eldest daughter of Chief Seathle, the Duwamish Indian leader that the city of Seattle is named after, once lived in a small cabin located where the market place now stands. When the government told the Duwamish that they were going to have to move to a reservation in 1855, Princess Angeline simply ignored them and went on living in her cabin, until her death of natural causes in 1896. She could often be seen, slowly walking around the city with her cane in hand, before her death, making ends meet by selling hand woven baskets and doing peoples laundry. She was a very popular old woman, and when she died the city gave her a very nice funeral and burial. Today, her grave can still be found at Lake View Cemetery.

Although she never realized it, Princess would become world famous, a photographer named Edward S. Curtis took an interest in her, often photographing her and paying her a dollar for each picture that he took. His photographs spread far and wide, bringing fame to both his and his subject. When Angeline died, everybody was sorry to see her go, but before too long it became apparent that maybe she hadn’t gone so far after all.

The Haunting

The Pike Place Market first opened in 1907, eleven years after Princess Angeline’s death, and there is no truth to the stories that say she used to hang out there while living, doing laundry for the marketers that ran the stalls. While she never visited the market while alive, however, she has been seen at the market from the time that it opened. By all accounts, she always seems to be a real, solid, living person, and old Native American woman wearing an old fashioned shawl and the red bonnet that she was well known for wearing when alive. She moves slowly, just like she did when alive, and has the disturbing habit of vanishing into thin air. She is most often seen near the wooden column on the lower floor of the market, and even when she is not there visibly, people often remark that the air around the pillar is colder than it is elsewhere in the market. Other places that she appears include the flower market (another part of the Pike Place complex), which is very close to or on the place where her cabin stood. She has been seen sitting on the floor surrounded by blankets, and baskets as if she is running a stall of her own, only to vanish when somebody approaches to try to buy something.

So, if you find yourself confronted by an aged Native American woman in a red bonnet while visiting Pike Place Market, don’t be too afraid. It is only the spirit of the Indian Princess taking a look around at our modern world. All just another day in Seattle.



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The inhabitant of “The scariest house in Britain” is sure that she lived with a poltergeist for years

The inhabitant of "The scariest house in Britain" is sure that she lived with a poltergeist for years 93
The inhabitant of the most terrible house in England told about ghosts

Shirley Hitchings, an 80-year-old resident of England, a famous resident of “the most terrible house in Britain”, for the first time in many years, told how she was pursued by a poltergeist for seven years and even once moved to a new home with her. She shared her story in connection with the fact that a documentary podcast about these events will be released on Radio 4 in some time.

Shirley Hitchings’ London house is called “the scariest in Britain”.

Shirley’s childhood home is located in the Battersea area of ​​south London. She said that she faced an otherworldly force when she was 15 years old. One day she discovered in her bedroom an ornate silver key that did not fit any lock in the house and which was the first time her family had seen it. According to Shirley, her family was then woken up by a loud rumble that seemed to come from the walls and ceiling. And that’s how it all started.

The inhabitant of "The scariest house in Britain" is sure that she lived with a poltergeist for years 94

According to the story of the Englishwoman, strange events took place from 1956 to 1968 – objects flew around the rooms, a mysterious knock was heard, a fire was kindled for no reason. So, according to Shirley, one day a clock fell off a shelf, slippers moved around the room, and a chair rose into the air. 

The poltergeist was nicknamed Donald, and, as grandmother laments, he became like an annoying brother to her. According to her story, once her family poured holy water on her to protect her from the “devil”, but this made Donald even more angry and tore the curtains.

In the hope of driving away the poltergeist, the grown-up Shirley invited a medium – the wife of her colleague – to the house. But the session, in her words, did not help. The situation in the house attracted the attention of the police and even the local authorities. Newspapers began to write about Donald, and these publications were noticed by the famous ghost hunter, Harold Chibbett. 

After examining the house, he told the family that he believed Donald was a restless spirit that haunts a particular person and causes physical disturbances. Some supporters of the paranormal believe that this type of mystical activity is most often “triggered” by adolescents going through puberty, because they release “pure life energy” that feeds poltergeists.

According to Shirley, Chibbett tried to communicate with the poltergeist using cards with letters, and the ghost allegedly responded with a childish scrawl, “Shirley, I’m coming.” According to her, Donald “demanded” a pen for communication.

“He [the ghost] was like a bully, demanded, told people what to do. He took all my old dolls that were kept in a chest in the attic and brought them downstairs. He cut off their heads, tore off pieces of fabric from my clothes and left notes in which he ordered to sew dresses of this material If someone angered him, he wrote, to “punish” a piece of paper, and you knew that you were waiting for that night, “-. Shirley shared, according to quotes from the of Sun

According to the Englishwoman, the ghost also scared away her boyfriends. And when Shirley got married in 1965 and moved to West Sussex, the ghost allegedly went with her and told her in new messages about what her parents were up to.

According to the elderly woman, Donald “fell silent” in 1968 – he left the last message to her parents with the words that he was leaving them alone. By that time, the family was already so used to the ghost that Shirley’s mother burst into tears, but she and her father were happy.

However, there is no evidence that the poltergeist Donald actually existed.

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The ghost of a deceased guy walked on the water: an eyewitness filmed him

The ghost of a deceased guy walked on the water: an eyewitness filmed him 95

The incident took place in the province of Davao del Norte (Philippines), where a resident, seeing a drowning dog, rushed to save him. The dog was pulled out to a safe place, but the man himself was pulled into the depths. Everything that happened was recorded on camera by a woman named Chanel.

When Dondon (that was the guy’s name) went to the bottom, one eyewitness immediately called for rescuers. While the brigade was doing their job, it became clear that the man was already dead. They searched for his body for several hours. What is surprising in the story is that suddenly a silhouette of a man came to the camera, he appeared right above the water. Chanel, who records the video, believed it was the spirit of Dondon.

During the video recording, the eyewitness did not expect to see anything like this, because she does not really believe in ghosts. The entity had obvious human features, so it definitely had a spirit. For several hours they searched for the body of the drowned man and pulled it out with an excavator.

It’s pretty creepy to look at the tape. According to an eyewitness, goosebumps ran over her, especially after seeing the spirit. It should be noted that not all users believe in the authenticity of the video. Some people think that the footage may well have special effects. Chanel refutes any such claims: the video is original. She understands the doubts of people, because the shots are really ‘out of this world’.

Special skills and abilities are required to distinguish the edited video from the original. Of course, hardly anyone will devote time to study the presented video. We can only hope that the woman did not actually use editing software.

The footage confirms the existence of the human soul and gives hope that life after death does not end.

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Reality show to be filmed in medieval “haunted castle” in Wales

Reality show to be filmed in medieval "haunted castle" in Wales 96

British celebrities will take part in a reality show at the medieval castle of Grich in the city-county of Conwy (Wales), which, according to legend, is full of ghosts. It is reported by The Sun.

According to data from open sources, the castle was built in 1283-1289 by order of Edward I of England. For four years one and a half thousand people erected the fortress and walls. The castle is surrounded by a stone wall with round towers and loopholes. 

According to local residents, the ghost of the previous owner, Countess Dandonald, who died in 1924, wanders around the castle. According to legend, the woman’s spirit is angry because her husband took the valuables out of here. 

About ten years ago, a mysterious silhouette appeared in the photo, which was noticed on the first floor of the castle in the former banquet hall. In addition, it is rumored that objects are moving mysteriously in the castle. Also, fans of everything mystical believe that there you can meet the ghosts of gamekeepers and a maid who died after falling from a horse.

The creators of the reality survival show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Became interested in the legends of the ancient castle, in which celebrities perform creepy tasks. 

The producers are delighted with Greich Castle. It is planned to spend almost 1 million pounds and six weeks to prepare the location for filming.

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