7 Scary Unsolved Paranormal Events

7 Scary Unsolved Paranormal Events

August 13, 2019 100 By William Hollis


7. “Skeletor”: The Hampton Court Palace
in London is home to a well-known apparition named Skeletor, a genderless figure whose
identity and intentions remain unknown to this day. In 2003, security guards stormed
the palace after their fire alarm system showed a major breach near the exhibit hall; someone
had flung open the fire doors, sounding the alarm. The guards searched the vicinity and
found no one to be there. A review of the tape showed the doors opening by themselves.
Only blackness filled the doorway. Nothing else. The next day, the fire alarm went off again.
It was at the same time as before, and at the exact same location – just outside of
the exhibit hall. When the guards got there, however, they were surprised to find everything
was in order – the fire doors were securely shut, and a search turned up nothing out of
the ordinary. They reviewed the tape again, expecting to find nothing, but this time,
they were absolutely baffled by what they saw. On the tape, both of the fire doors burst
open, and a pale figure wearing floor-length garments steps into view. The figure stands
in the doorway for a moment, seemingly scanning the area, and then closes the doors one at
a time. It is impossible to determine the figure’s gender, but the sleeves and neck
of the outfit seem to be frilly, almost like a medieval tunic, and spectators agree that
the figure was dressed as if it were straight out of the 16th century. The security guards weren’t the only ones
who think they have seen Skeletor. On that very same day, a visitor claims to have seen
the figure as well. In fact, she was so startled that she wrote of the sighting in the palace’s
guestbook. On the third day, the fire alarm went off one last time. The guards found nothing.
Security footage shows the doors opening with no one behind them. The Hampton Court Palace was home to King
Henry the 8th, a royal figure famous for suspecting his wives of adultery and witchcraft and putting
them to death. Could this ghostly sighting be a past wife of Henry’s who could never
let go of her earthly ties, or was it one of the other tens of thousands of people who
died under king’s reign? No one knows for sure, and no one has ever seen Skeletor since. 6. “Scared Shipless”: The USS Hornet is
an aircraft carrier that was active from World War 2 all the way to 1970. Although it has
since been converted into a floating maritime museum, that’s not enough to negate its
dark and sinister past. The Hornet saw extraordinarily heavy combat
in World War 2 when Japanese planes strafed them without mercy at the Midway Islands,
bombing them with such an intensity that the crew had to load piping hot ammunition with
their bare hands just to keep up the frantic pace. Below deck, the USS Hornets ran on steam
that made the control room over 125 degrees at times. More than one crewman died of a
heatstroke, or even died from fatal burns after a steam pipe would rupture and melt
their skin. Conditions were so bad that suicides were not uncommon from the stress alone. All
in all, it is estimated that 300 lives were lost aboard this vessel, and it is legendarily
haunted as a result. In 2009, a coastguard unit was repainting
the USS Hornet’s interior. When their paint ran low, one of them ran to find the person
who was in charge of distributing more. Alone now, he wandered into a side passage until
he saw a fellow coastguard about 25 feet ahead. He called out to the man, but instead of turning
around, the man completely ignored him and turned a corner. When the coastguardsman followed,
he found the entrance chained off and the room completely empty. This is one of the many stories of the quote
unquote Dress Whites Ghost, a sailor who wears his bright white uniform with a vacant look.
Some claim he was the captain, but his real identity – and fate – have never been
discovered. On a different day at around the same time
as the first sighting, two tourists wandered into a section that was clearly off-limits.
While walking through the debris and abandoned rooms, they saw a uniformed officer walking
towards them. They began to profusely apologize for trespassing, but the officer walked by
them without making eye contact, instead turning into another room. When they followed him
for directions, the room was empty. 5. “Owner of a Broken Heart”: Sonny Graham
was a Georgia man who desperately needed a new heart. In 1995, he was finally scheduled
to get one. The donor was a 33-year-old man named Terry Cottle, who had shot himself to
death. The heart transplant was successful and Graham
was a new man – in more ways than one, some people would later add. It all started when
something inside of Graham demanded to meet Cheryl Cottle, the widow of the donor who
had saved his life. When they first met, there was something about Graham’s personality
that seemed oddly familiar to Cheryl. For example, one day, Graham suddenly developed
a new craving for hot dogs and beer that never went away. Hot dogs and beer just so happened
to be Terry Cottle’s favorite combination. Although Graham was 65 and she was 38, it
was as if the two had known each other forever. The relationship blossomed, and by 2004, they
were married. By that same year, however, the relationship seemed to be over already,
and Graham did not take the breakup well. In response to getting a divorce, he shot
himself in the head . . . just like Terry Cottle. Was this just a series of strange
coincidences that led to two men with the same heart to kill themselves in the exact
same way, or was it Terry’s heart, unable to stand losing the same woman twice, that
compelled Graham to pull the trigger on that day? 4. “The Presence”: Carissa Glenn, also
known as “Tish”, was only 18 when she learned that a woman had hanged herself in
the same apartment building that she was moving into. Still, that did not stop the young girl
from wanting to move away from her family and become fully independent. Tish had dreams
of one day becoming a police officer, and she was already making a decent living as
a bartender at the time (this was in the UK where the legal drinking age is not 21). Upon
moving in to her new apartment, however, Tish, who her friends and family had described as
“bubbly” and “vivacious”, appeared to change. Tish began regularly calling her mother to
describe a strange quote unquote presence in her small apartment room, especially at
night. She began having vivid dreams about the woman who had killed herself that left
her scared and panicking. During the final week before tragedy struck, Tish called her
mother no less than three separate times to complain of a dreadful feeling that would
not go away no matter what she tried to do. Her family pleaded with her to return home,
even saying that they would pay all of the costs just so long as she got out of her current
living conditions, which were obviously driving her insane. Tish, however, refused to let
her parents help. She felt that she could withstand the presence on her own. In the middle of the night, Tish got out of
bed and went into her bathroom. She tied a pink scarf around the shower rail and looped
it around her neck. 3. “Confession by Possession”: The brutal
death of Teresita Basa rattled 1970s Chicago. The 47-year-old woman was found naked in her
apartment, tied to mattress, stabbed in the chest with a steak knife (which was still
sticking out of her). Then whoever did this to her also set her on fire. Aside from missing
jewelry, no motive was found. Teresita had no enemies, but many friends.
One of them was a coworker named Remy Chua. Remy was heartbroken over her friend’s death,
and one day told Teresita’s spirit that she would be okay with her friend visiting
and explaining what happened. Shortly thereafter, Remy began seeing a man’s face wherever
she went. She knew it was Teresita’s murderer. The visions became more and more intense as
they revealed more facts and information to her, until finally she could channel her friend
at will. When Remy claimed to be possessed by her friend,
her husband, a medical doctor, was so convinced that he made her tell the police. She filed
a police report, explaining that a man named Alan Showery had killed Teresita and stolen
jewelry after entering her house to fix a television set. The police were most likely unaware that this
lead was the result of a spiritual confession or else they probably would have thrown it
out. Still, when they went to speak with Alan Showery, they saw his wife and cousin both
wearing Teresita’s jewelry. This was enough to get Alan confess to the grisly murder some
time later. While there are many mysteries surrounding this case, one thing is for sure:
if the paranormal world is real, then Teresita’s spirit has been finally laid to rest. 2. “The Devil Visits Germany”: Anneliese
Michel was a young German woman who inspired the film, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”.
When Anneliese refused to go near a picture of Jesus, saw demonic faces everywhere, and
began to smell like death, the local population was sure that she was possessed. As if that
weren’t enough, she would regularly rip off her clothing, do hundreds of squats at
superhuman speeds, eat spiders and coal, and urinate on the floor before licking it up.
On one occasion, she crawled under a table and growled for two days straight, and on
another she bit the head off of a dead bird. Exasperated, her family hired an exorcist
to perform an ancient ritual from the year 1614, ancient Roman times. He repeated the
rite 67 times over her body, sometimes for up to four hours at a time. The sessions were
recorded for evidence. Anneliese would identify herself as different
figures such as Biblical Cain, the evil Roman Emperor Nero, Hitler, and even Lucifer himself.
Sometimes the evil figures would even argue with themselves using her body as a mouthpiece. Unfortunately, the exorcism did not go as
planned. Instead of getting the devil out of her body, by 1976, the young girl was dead
at the age of 23. She weighed only 67 pounds and had apparently starved to death. Her parents
say that she refused to eat in order to atone for the sins of others, but others believe
that her body could not survive the hellish possession and perished. Her parents and the
priest were all found guilty of negligent manslaughter and spent 6 months in prison. If this infamous case is to be believed, then
this is the first time Satan’s voice has ever been recorded. 1. “Death at The Cecil Hotel”: What was
going through Elisa Lam’s mind during her final hours on this earth is anyone’s guess
. . . and these days, there are a lot of people guessing. She was staying at The Cecil Hotel
when, on her third day there, elevator footage caught her engaging in what could be one of
the creepiest paranormal encounters ever recorded. Elisa enters the elevator normally at first,
only to begin hitting nearly every button on the left side. She quickly glances down
the hall both ways as if she were being trailed by something, hugs the corner, and checks
again. She steps in and out of the elevator multiple times in a daze as she has conversations
with people who cannot be seen. While all of this happens, the elevator does not respond
to her button presses, and the doors remain wide open. Even when she presses all of the
buttons in a frantic hurry, the elevator still will not close. Only when Elisa wanders away
do the doors open and close randomly. Elisa was found dead shortly after. Somehow,
she had gotten into a water tank located on the roof, even though the Ceil Hotel staff
says that there was no way for her to get up there. The door to the roof is locked and
protected by an alarm, they say. They also say that Elisa was moved to a different room
after her roommates observed strange behavior and no longer felt safe around her.
What do you think Elisa saw?