This list is an ongoing project, where I am compiling modern paranormal and mythical cases from various sources. The hope is that you can use it to get the basic information a subject, as well as find sources where you can get more information. This list is updated regularly, as I’m continually working on adding in new cases, and updating old ones.
Listing are alphabetical, with numeric entries at the end. Included at the end of each entry are notes about activity, location, media source, and investigators, as well as my personal notes if they apply.
WARNING: This list DOES contain SPOILERS for various Books and TV shows.
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Dai-Dai - Tree-like creatures that protect jungle gold according to locals in Guiana.
[TV: Gold Rush: Pay Dirt]
Dandelion Resurrection - Some in the Southern US believe that the dead can be temporarily risen or strengthened, by a person in a coffin with dandelions (possibly synonymous with catsears and hawkweed) laid on their eyes, and chanting, ‘Take the life of these witch’s flowers, bring back the dead to these living hours.’
[TV: Deep South Paranormal - Episode 4: The Good, the Bad, and the Ghostly]
Darkman (Aka: The Tall Man, The Devil, Death Angel) - Native American legend of a spirit appears to harm, scare, and kill the spiritually weak and negative, as well as those who are vulnerable. If it appears it means something bad is going to happen, often a death. No legs, fast, glowing eyes.
[Locations: Grey Ghost Butte, Standing Rock reservation, ND]
[TV: Haunted Highways - Season 1, Episode 2: Darkman of Standing Rock, Blackstar Shadow]
Dartford Cemetery - Local legend says in you sit on the old mausoleum which holds the remains of town pioneers (including children that died of polio), that someone or something will push you off. One Halloween teen Nick Weber and friends (Christian Adams, John Boy) decide to visit the cemetery, and sit on the mausoleum. They notice a crack in the roof and Nick and Christain get off, while John who didn’t know about the dare, gets pushed off. Nick walks John back to the car, but leaves to investigate when he thinks they’re being followed by Christian, while John he sees the names and numbers on a nearby tombstone changing. Meanwhile Christian finds some of the pioneer tombstones are glowing, and others are moving around, then he saw a pair of ghost children. - Corbin Van Buren visits with friends in 2006, and get pushed off the roof as well. The three have wounds on their legs when they get back to their car. - Other activity includes; creepy feelings, sounds of kids playing, consequential nightmares.
[Location: Green Lake (Dartford), Wisconsin]
[TV: A Haunting - Episode 47: Legend Trippers]
Davenport Hotel - Haunted hotel. Activity includes; apparition (woman in 1920's clothes around mezzanine and stairwells).
[Location: Spokane, Washington]
[Web: www.thedavenporthotel.com ]
[Magazines: “Haunted Encounters” West Oregon Ruralite (Oct 2011)]
Death Cat - A shaggy 6 ft cat (excluding tail) that eats cattle and goats. Considered to be an omen of death, if you see it, or it stalks you, you'll die. Known since the time of the Trail of Tears, sometimes attributed to taking vengeance on the Native Americans' behalf.
[Location: Cherokee County]
[TV: Mountain Monsters - Season 2, Episode 13: Death Cat of Cherokee County]
Deception Island - This crescent shaped island was once home to a whaling station and later a British base, many sailors have been buried here (many of the bodies have been disturbed), and some say they haunt the island. Activity includes; ghostly lights, silhouettes, sailor apparitions, and the feeling you're not alone.
- This is not an easy location to get to, as you must pass through Drake's Passage, then negotiate the shallow harbor, in addition to the deathly cold.
[TV: Destination Truth - S4 Ep 14: Ghost of Antarctica]
Delphos Case - Glowing white dust ring is left on farm, presumably left by a UFO, which also broke a tree branch. Area has since been covered with topsoil to dissuade visitors, photographs and sample results still exist.
[Location: Delphos, Kanasas]
Demons - Evil inhuman spirits, usually intending to cause humans harm. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, demons are fallen angels who serve the devil. Certain creatures are sometimes considered sub-species of demons; vampires, black-eyed kids, ect. Some believe demons can predict the future, influence the physical world, and possess objects, animals, and people. In Mormon folklore, they have been said to guard treasures in the wilderness. Ouija Boards are often considered a direct link to demons (rather than ghosts) and may be dangerous.
[TV: Ghost Adventures - Episode 117(alt 100): Exorcist House]
* SEE Exorcism
Demonic Haunting - A situation in which a location is believed to be haunted by demons, sometimes along with ghosts. May be related to witchcraft or devil worship. Activity may include; fires, voices (high pitched screams, voices only one person hears), EVPs, apparitions, odd lights, moved/thrown objects/people, religious desecration, walls breathing, automatic writing/drawing, restless sleep and violent nightmares, sudden personality changes (violent, suicidal, depressed), illness, blood (hallucinations of blood), doppelgangers (may be faceless), and scratches (often in sets of three) or burns.
[TV: Paranormal State - Episode 45: Hell’s Gate + Paranormal State - Episode 86: Night Terrors + A Haunting - Episode 5: Hell House]
* SEE Exorcism
Demonic Possession - A situation in which a demonic spirit is believed to have entered a person (or animal) and is in partial or full control of them.
- Prolonged possession may result in mental disturbance after the spirit has departed.
* SEE Exorcism
Demonic Oppression (aka Attachment) - A stage prior to possession in which a person a demon intends to possess is harassed. Possible causes of oppression include; challenging demons, witchcraft, and curses.
* SEE Exorcism
Denver International Airport - Conspiracy theorists believe a sinister militant organization, The New World Order, has a base under this airport, where the art and architecture contains a lot of references (cap stones, murals, floor inlays).
- Tunnels to exist, but it’s an old unused baggage system that was to slow and expensive to continue.
- The controversial murals have been removed.
- Stories exist of travelers accidentally accessing the underground bases, where there are bathrooms made for giants.
[Location: Denver, CO]
[TV: America Unearthed + Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 2]
* SEE New World Order
* SEE Government UFO Cover-up
Denver UFO video - A camera man claims to have recorded one of a UFO’s regular take-offs and landings.
[Location: Denver, Colorado]
[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 5: American Hotspots]
Deveraux Mansion - Presumed haunted. Activity includes, apparition (8 yr old girl).
[Location: Salt Lake City, Utah]
[Magazines: “Haunted Encounters” West Oregon Ruralite (Oct 2011)]
Devil Dogs - Devil Dog can refer to any number of mysterious vicious canines, found throughout the world:
- (West Virginia) Blood sucking dog-like creatures reported in West Virginia. Vicious creatures reported to eat coyotes. Said to leave three-toed pawprints.
- (Wisconsin) Vicious bear-sized dogs that ate live stock, and chased children, in 1900 Wisconsin. These dogs are occasionally reported today, particularly around Meridean Island. They are said to stalk visitors, growling very loudly at them. May have the ability to make themselves invisible. They are often associated with the mist rolling in. Legend Trippers say if you stop your car and turn off the lights, the devil dogs will appear to you, sometimes with Mary Dean. (The island is said to be named for Mary Dean, a murderess who drown near the island, and is believed to haunt it as well. Some say her spirit is, controls, or attracted the dogs.)
- Possibly related to, or sometimes synonymous with, Hell Hounds. They are described by some as feral dogs from Hell.
[Location: Worldwide, specifically: Logan County, West Virginia & Meridean island, Chippewa River, Wisconsin]
[TV: Mountain Monsters - Season 1, Episode 3: Devil Dog of Logan County + Monsters and Mysteries in America - Season 3, Episode 6: Mill Race Monster; Toxic Rain; Devil Dogs]
[Investigators: Chad Lewis, Mike Bagozzi & Jeremy Stark]
* SEE Hell Hounds
Devil Monkeys - Mean baboon-like primates believed to live in the South-Eastern USA. Said to be 5-7 ft tall, have 3 toes/fingers, and have an awful wet-dog or death-like scent. May kill animals, get into trash, look into and beat on windows, attack without provocation, and claw and chase vehicles.
- Some assume the creature evolved/mutated, while other contribute it to government experimentation.
- Maybe be related to or derived from the Skunk Ape legends, due to location and characteristics.
[Location: Appalachians - West Point, Kentucky - Saltville, Virginia]
[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 19: Melonheads, Devil Monkey, Blue Albino Woman]
* SEE Skunk Ape
Devil's Graveyards (aka Vile Vortices, Devil's Triangles) - Areas along Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, as well as the North and South Poles, where disasters, magnetic disturbances, and odd phenomenon are believed to be more common then normal. The best known of these is the Bermuda Triangle.
[TV: The Devil's Graveyards (Special, fake-umentory)]
[Books: The Devil's Graveyards]
* SEE Bermuda Triangle
* SEE Algerian Dead Zone
Devil's Stairs (aka; Devil's Staircase) - A man-made rock formation in North Carolina, where the worker who lit the fuse tripped and was killed by the blast. The area is now presumed to be haunted. Activity includes; a ghostly hitchhiker (with demonic red eyes, or appearing in the rear-view mirror, eventually vanishing), apparitions (woman), chills, voices (singing gospel, a baby's cries), and psychic hits.
- Has a crybaby bridge story associated with the area.
[Location: Warrensville, Ash County, North Carolina, USA]
[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 9]
Die Glocke (German: The Bell) - Another name for The Bell, this is a supposed Nazi project, which was a bell or acorn shaped object, that would be capable of manipulating space-time.
[Location: Kecksburg, PA]
[TV: Alien Mysteries - Episode : Kecksburg + Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 2 + Unsealed: Alien Files - Episode 23: The Kecksburg Incident]
* SEE (The) Bell
* SEE Kecksburg Fireball
Disappearing Object Phenomenon - When objects disappear during a poltergeist haunting, often reappearing in the same place later.
[Books: Poltergeists; Examining Mysteries of the Paranormal (Micheal Clarkson)]
Dogman (aka Mandog) - A werewolf-like creature that may walk on all fours or two.
- One specific instance of a dogman phenomenon comes from Holly, Michigan, where the creature is believed to be more spiritual than physical. Said to have glowing orange eyes.
[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 11: Wendingo, Dogman, Wolfman + MonsterQuest - Season 4, Episode 9: America's Werewolf]
[Web: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Dogman ]
* SEE Rougarou
* SEE Werewolf
* SEE Gable Films
* SEE Lobizon
Dogtown - These ruins are the remains of a town where women widowed by the revolutionary war, kept guard dogs. According to legend, when the women died, their dogs would become territorial werewolves.
[TV: The Haunted - Episode 15: The Demonic Seduction]
* SEE Werewolves
Donner Party - Some paranormal investigators believe vengeful spirits from those eaten by the survivors of the Donner Party (1846), roam the woods in Truckee. Activity includes, shadow figures, phantom candles, dogs acting oddly, thermal hits, and camera malfunctions.
[Location: Truckee, CA]
[TV: Haunted Highway - Episode 10: Lake Murray Beast; The Donner Party]
Doom Balls - Bright UFOs, visible during the day, which precede natural disasters such as earthquakes. Some believe these lights are caused by stress on the rocks at the fault, and can be used as a warning.
[TV: NASA's Unexplained Files - Episode 8: Top Secret Terror]
* SEE UFOs
Döppelganger (aka wraith, double-goer, arrival cases, fetch, waff, fye, swarth, task, spirits of the living, vordøger) - A duplicate of a living person that appears in another location, sometimes visible to the person them self. The duplicates may appear vivid or ghostly, sometimes being faceless. Döppelgangers may act diffent from the real person, hide their faces, and/or refuse to talk.
- Theories include, person conflicts, demons, witchcraft, omens of death, bi-location/astral projection/telepathy, and glitches in time-space.
[Books: Seeking Spirits (Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Michael Jan Friedman - 2009) + Ghost Hunters (Deborah Blum) + The Encyclopedia of Ghost and Spirits (Rosemary Ellen Guiley - 1992)]
Dougherty Island - An island discovered in1841, which disappeared sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century, commonly believed to have actually been an iceberg and/or fog bank.
[Web: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougherty_Island ]
* SEE Sandy Island
Dover Demon - In April 21-22 of 1977, three different teens (Bill Bartlet, John Baxter, and Abby Brabham) saw a creature at different time and locations. It was humanoid, the size of a young child, with a huge head, but lacking ears, mouth, and nose. It is also incredibly fast. Both Bill and Abby were in vehicles with other teens, but no one else saw it fully, though Abby’s boyfriend saw the eyes. They discovered each other had seen it, due to a common compulsion to draw it’s unusual appearance. The town was whipped into a hysteria, and suggestions of monster hunts, but it’s not been seen since.
[Location: Dover, Massachusetts]
[Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 9: Puk Wudgie, Alien Brood, Dover Demon]
(The) Dragon’s Triangle (aka The Devil’s Sea, and The Pacific Bermuda Triangle) - A dangerous area of sea off the coast of Japan where there’s lots of volcanic activity, once attributed to a pair of dragons. Many ships and planes have disappeared here, there are various reports if UFOs. and strange, large, triangular waves that occur here.
[Location: Off the Japanese Coast]
[TV: UFO Files - Episode 43: The Pacific Bermuda Triangle]
Dudleytown - Also known as The Village of the Damned, this ghost town was founded in 1747, and is believed to be haunted.
[TV: A Haunting: Back From the Dead - Episode 12: The Well from Hell (aka Welcome to Hell)]
Duivel (pronounced like Die-foil) - The Amish variation of the Devil. The Amish don't believe in ghosts, so any haunting and possessions are considered the work of the devil and his demons. Possession is exorcised by emergency exorcism, or by attending Prayer Center or Demon Camp, and may take years.
[TV: Amish Haunting]
Dulce - Apache locals have seen UFOs for many years in this location, farmer have experienced cattle mutilations (including fetuses within), and many UFO hunters believe there to be a secret government base underground. The successful cover of the Greenbrier Bunker is used as evidence that such a base could exist.
[Location: Dulce, NM]
[TV: UFO Hunters - Episode 46: Underground Alien Bases + Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 2]
* SEE (The) Dulce Papers
* SEE Thomas Costello
(The) Dulce Papers - Written by Thomas Costello, these documents claim the US government is working with/for aliens, in underground bases.
[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 2]
* SEE Thomas Costello
Dungarvon Whooper (pronounced: Hooper) - A loud whooping sound can be heard in the Dungarvon Woods, which are believed to be haunted by Ryan Garvon, a former lumberjack camp cook. He was murdered by his camp boss for food in 1897, after the road washed out, and supplies started to run low. Thereafter the crew boss would hear a whooping sound every night, and loggers have refused to log there for years. Ryan's remains were found many years later, and given a proper burial in an effort to stop the whooping, but the sound only increased.
- At least one modern disappearance has been attributed to the Dungarvon Whooper.
[Location: Dungarvon Woods, New Brunswick, Canada]
[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 7]
(The) Dyatlov Incident - Supposed by some to be a fatal Yeti attack, 9 Russian students with hiking experience and a guide, are killed in a remote area of Siberia. They appeared to have fled their tent, and either been hunted down, or froze to death while hiding. The government shut down the investigation and classified the documents. Now declassified, some of the photographs from the expedition, show strange lights and an odd figure, and one of the girls keep a journal, in which she mentions now knowing yeti are real.
- Alternate explanations include them being attacked by the Mansee tribe (but then why did they not take any of the useful gear?) And Russian government cover-up of missile or aircraft testing.
[TV: The Unexplained Files – Season 1, Episode 7: The Yeti]
Dybbuk, Dibbuk - A malevolent spirit (usually a demon, but it can also be a dead person that refuses to move on) in Jewish folklore, which aims to possess humans. Modern accounts often referred to them as being trapped in boxes (original/best known story involves a wine box/chest). Opening such boxes is believed to release the spirit, which can result in all sorts of haunting activity (usually demonic), including illness and night terrors. The boxes are said to be cleansed through burial and time, as the earth draws the dybbuk powers away, likewise handling, moving, and buying/selling the box is said to increase the dybbuk's power. Some skeptics believe the haunting are psychosomatic, with the tales of haunting being passed on from one owner to the next.
- The best known of these boxes (a wine chest) originated in Poland, and eventually wound up in an antique store in Portland, Oregon. The shop owner (Kevin) bought an old wine cabinet in an estate sale (in 2001), not realizing its the source of the haunting he tries to give it to his mom (who has a stroke and writes, “no gift, hate gift”), and his brother (who returns it, saying it smells bad), then takes it home (where everyone has the same nightmare). From there he is able to sell it to a college student in Missouri. Who passes it onto a medical museum curator (Jason Haxton in Kirksville, Missouri) after his roommates complain. Jason tracks down Kevin, wondering if Kevin had lied about the boxes past owner (because his grandmother was the right age and ethnicity). Kevin agrees to help him look further into the box's origins, and learns from Sophie that the women had been involved in a series of séances, in which they try to trap the demon (on Nov 10 1938 - Kristallnacht, causing Sophie to believe it cause the Holocaust - and Jason would later find eugenics pretty much started in his hometown). Sophie later manages to trap it in the wine box, though the power is not fully contained. Jason builds an ark of acacia wood and lines it with gold, to contain the dybbuk's power. An alternate version of the story says the women summoned the demon into the box to protect themselves from the holocaust, and that the Haxtons tried burying the box, but it caused a sink hole, so they reburied it inside the ark and a military box (at an isolated farmhouse). Around 2014 he and his son (Ross) dug it up to be tested for radiation and toxicity. None was found, and the box was reburied. Activity includes; physical aliments (stabbing pains, headaches, bloody eyes, vision problems, choking, welts, strokes), thrown and smashed objects, electrical disturbances, communication device malfunctions, gates locking themselves, heavy foul odors (like cat pee) alternating with pleasant ones (like jasmine), shared nightmares (walking with a loved one, who turns into a hag and beats them), the box's doors opening on their own, a pulsating sensation from the box, cold spots, shadow figures, and black flame-like mists.
[TV: Paranormal Witness - Episode 7: The Dybbuk Box + Haunted History - Season 1, Episode 5: A Deadly Possession + Monsters and Mysteries in America - Season 3, Episode 4: Florida Zombie, Dybbuk, Shenango Dog Boy + True Supernatural - Season 1, Episode 2: Dybbuk Box; Bigfoot]
Eastern Airlines Haunting - Eastern recycled undamaged parts from a crash in which 2 pilots died, and people onboard those planes that received the recycled parts, would see the pilots ghosts. When the parts were removed, the haunting stopped.
[TV: Weird or What? - Episode 35: Ghost in the Machine]
El Dorado Hell Hounds (Hellhounds) - Mine Guard Dog killed or left to starve when the mines shut down. Can strip a body of flesh (leaving only bone and skin) in minutes.
[Locations: Nelson NV]
[TV: Haunted Highways]
Elementals - Nature spirits that may manifest with poltergeist-like activity, usually in newer buildings on land where there is no recorded history of death. They may manifest as short dark figures. Generally it is believed they will lose interest in haunting if you simply wait them out.
[Books: Seeking Spirits (Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Michael Jan Friedman - 2009)]
Elizabeth V. Edwards Elementary School - A decommissioned school, believed to be haunted. Specific entities believed to haunt the school include Elizabeth herself and George the Janitor. Activity includes; apparitions (a lady in a blue dress presumed to be Elizabeth, a lady in floral dress), shadows, lights on the fourth floor where there are no light bulbs, disembodied voices responding to piano playing, EVPs, small objects being moved, and the scent of chocolate.
[Location: Barnegat, New Jersey]
[TV: Ghost Hunters]
Elsing’s 2nd Hand Shop - A police chief fell from the third floor of this building, and is believed to have been killed by the gangster that owned the property at the time. Activity includes; floating objects, cold spots, and being touched.
[TV: The Haunted - Episode 23: Dead in the Water]
Emela-ntouka (Killer of Elephants) - A one-horned, long tailed, monster of Central Africa. May also be called Mokele-Mbembe, which is misleading since Mokele-Mbembe refers to a possible sauropod in the Congo.
[Location: Central Africa]
[Web: Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emela-ntouka ]
Energy Vampire - A spirit or living human who may feeds or the energy, life-force, or tragedy of humans. Haunting activity includes, footsteps, odd noises, a disturbing presence, shadows/dark mists, sense of dread, family members are drained/over tired (and prescribed stress meds they claim didn’t work), and people attacked.
[TV: The Haunted - Episode 3: Stalked by a Vampire]
Erasmus Hall High School - Michael and Gerald, in trouble for bad grades are given a ring of padlock keys and told to clean out the unused classrooms in the basement. Lights flicker, piles of furniture that should have been long settled fall, movement, and unlocked doors that won’t open.
[TV: The Haunting Of… - Episode 8: Michael Rapaport]
Erich von Daniken - Writer of Chariots of the Gods, and father of the Ancient Astronaut Theory.
[TV: Ancient Aliens - Episode 58: The Von Daniken Legacy]
Exorcism - A practice in which evil or unwanted spirits (often demons) are ritualistically banished. Catholic exorcisms follow essentially the same recipe as Medieval exorcism; the sprinkling of holy water (with the addition of salt in Medieval times) coupled with conjuration or prayer. Other methods may involve; sage, oils, water and herbs, honey, cups of water, screaming, and rebuke.
- There is speculation that it is not the details of ritual itself, but the focus details create that makes such activities work.
(The Real) Exorcist House - Unlike the movie, the child in question was a boy who’d recently lost an aunt (or grandma) he was very close to. They’d used a Ouija board together while she was alive, and it is believed he tried to contact her, but got a demon instead. When activity started the family moved to St. Louis, but it continued so they sought an exorcism there. Some people believe the demon now resides in the St. Louis house where they lived, including the exorcist’s niece and local paranormal investigators. Original activity included; furniture moving, scratched flesh, and possession. Current activity includes; temp flux including extreme hot spots to the point of blistering skin, bad feelings, consistent bad luck and failed relationships, smacking & cracking sounds, equipment batteries drained, scary white sound spirit box hits, provokers dropping off Kinect camera possibly due to humidity spikes, Kinect anomalies, sensation of static electricity, and shadow figures seen after investigations.
[Location: St Louis, MO]
[TV: Ghost Adventures - Episode 117(100) Exorcist House + A Haunting: Back From the Dead - Episode 9: The Exorcism of Cindy Sauer]
Fan Tan Alley - This alley is believed to be haunted by Chan Ah Heung, who fell in love with a prostitute (Yao), but killed her when she refused his affections, and later hung himself while in jail. Activity includes; being pushed, apparitions (teenage boy), footsteps, and psychic hits.
[Location: Chinatown, Victoria BC, Canada]
[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 13: Fan Tan Alley Ghost; Keefer House; Pennyland]
Fatima UFO sighting - In 1917, Oct 13, more that 70,000 witnesses in Portugal saw a saucer. Three children are said to have had a vision of Virgin Mary who gave them an apocalyptic message.
[TV: Unsealed: Alien Files - Episode 4: Aliens & the Vatican]
(The) Fayetteville Incident - Five people saw red-orange orbs in the sky and tell very similar stories. Chris Bledsoe Sr and Chris Bledsoe Jr claim to have encountered short skinny alien creatures. Chris Sr said the creature he saw didn’t move it’s arms, and just disappeared, while Chris Jr describes multiple creatures walking through the woods. Comparisons with other witnesses stories, Chris Sr seems to have missing time, he thought he gone for just over 20 minutes, and his buddies say he was gone for 3 hours, which is when they went to look for him.
- Under ‘regression hypnosis’ Chris Sr has memories of tall creatures in a dark room, suggesting an abduction.
- Chris Sr failed a polygraph test concerning the night in question.
[TV: UFOs over Earth - Episode 1: The Fayetteville Incident]
FDR - Acronym for (USS) Franklin D. Roosevelt a US ship from which sailors made several UFO and USO sightings.
[TV: UFO Files - Episode 40 Deep Sea UFOs: Red Alert]
* SEE (USS) Franklin D. Roosevelt
* SEE UFOs
* SEE USOs
Fear Factory - A former Portland Cement Factory turned Halloween fun-house, believed to be haunted due to the horrible deaths of some of the former workers (crushed, maimed, fire) and the homeless (suicide by train), as well as satanic rituals. A satanic bible was found in one of the exhibits, by the actor playing Satan, who claims it may have been left by satanist coworkers. Activity includes; shadows on the ceiling, giggling, crawling sounds, banging, footsteps, moaning voices, spirit box hits, video anomalies, headaches, altered emotions (unease, anger), power fluctuations (normal for old locations?), clothes pulled, pushed off a ladder, and apparitions (legs without a body).
[Location: 666 West 800 South, Salt Lake City, Utah]
[TV: Ghost Adventures - Season 9, Episode 5: Fear Factory]
Flannan Lighthouse (Curse of the Flannan Lighthouse) - Over 100 yrs ago, the three experienced lighthouse keepers (James Ducat, Tomas Marshall, Donald MacArthur) all disappeared 1 yr after the lighthouse opened. Joseph Moore arrives on the island to relive one of the men, but finds no one there, but no sign of anything else wrong, and is terrified. Superintendent Robert Muirhead goes to investigate and finds no logs after the 15th of the December, and assumes they where washed off the island by a massive wave (110 ft) while securing equipment for a storm. However MacArthur's wet weather gear was still on it's peg. Some believe it may have been some sort of sea monster, such as Kelpies, Shonies, Blue Men of the Minch, the Stronsay Beast, or even Nessie.
- Moore's son said his father had a premonition of the men's death. A dream in which he saw a campfire, but it wasn't there when he went to it. He believed the spirits of Lusbirdan (a race of small men) may have been responsible, and that the island and all on it are cursed. The foreman died during construction, and another keeper died shortly after the first three disappeared.
- An alternative theory suggest that MacArthur may have killed the other two. But no blood or murder weapon was found. Another theory suggests Muirhead deliberately hid evidence, given that someone was always supposed to say in the lighthouse, and he claimed they all must have gone outside.
[Location: Flannan Isle, Scotland]
[TV: Unexplained File 15: Curse of Flannan Lighthouse and Aleshenka]
Flathead Lake Monster - A serpentine monster that is supposed to live in the waters of Flathead Lake. Possibly 8 to 12 feet in length. It appears as a thick serpentine line on the lake’s surface or a series of snake-like arches, rather than humps like Nessie or Champ. Unexplained wakes, unusual sounds, and missing boats have all been attributed to the creature. Some witnesses report the creature following their boat, either the surface, or seen via fish finder.
[Location: Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana]
[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 2: Pacific Northwest]
Flatwood Monster - A pyramid headed monster, that is said to be between 10 and 12 feet tall.
[Location: Braxton County]
[TV: Mountain Monsters - Season 2, Episode 4: Shadow Creature of Braxton County]
Flight 19 - Five avenger planes disappeared somewhere off Fort Lauderdale. They seem to be having compass trouble and their radio signals fade off, despite another pilot’s efforts to help them, 'fly west towards the sun'. A 13 crew Martin Mariner goes to find them, but also loses radio contact and does not return. A nearby navel ship rushes to the location of a falling fireball (presumed to be the Mariner), and finds only an oil slick on the ocean surface. A dive to find them did not reveal the 5 avenger planes they were looking for, but rather revealed 5 other avenger planes, that had all come down in the same area of the Bermuda triangle on separate dates.
- The flight leader (Commander Taylor) asked to be excused that morning, but could not give a sufficient reason, and his request was denied. Possibly, he knew he was having bouts of disorientation. One of the students did not fly that day due to a bad feeling about the flight.
- A least one researcher believes the planes made it back to Florida and crashed into a swamp.
[Location: Bermuda Triangle]
[TV: Dive to the Bermuda Triangle + Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle]
* SEE Bermuda Triangle
Florida Sea Monster - A 14 foot creature that supposedly lives in the shallows around Florida. Said to have a large eyed, a blunt turtle-like head, protruding teeth, walrus-like body, sharp or claw-like fins, and a trident tail. Said to be quick and powerful.
- Video footage presented as evidence looks suspiciously like manatees, even having the trademark propeller injuries common to manatees.
- There was surge in sighting during the 1940s (WWII) when people were actively looking for submarines off the Florida coast.
[Location: coast of Florida]
[TV: MonsterQuest - Season 3, Episode 10: Sea Monsters]
Florida Zombies (MacArthur Causeway Incident, Miami Cannibal Attack, Miami Zombie, Causeway Cannibal) - A recent phenomenon in which multiple Florida residents have gone into a rage and attacked other residents, trying to eat them. Possible explanations include, new drugs and disease. Specific incidents include; MacArthur Causeway Incident/Miami Cannibal Attack in 2012, in which Rudy Eugene tore off his clothes and ate homeless Poppo's face. The results of the toxicology test showed no drugs that would account for his behavior, though there are still some who believe 'bath salts' were involved due to test limitations. In 2014 Tania Grien was chased by a Anesson Joseph, who was displaying similar behavior, and her brother Tony interfered and fought the man, stabbing him with a box-cutter. The automatic gate pinned Tony, but their father came out an fought him until he ran off. He tried to follow him, but the police got to him first. His toxicology report also came up clear.
- The CDC has released a statement denying the existence of such zombies, as resuly of the MacArthur Causeway Incident, "CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)."
[Location: Miami & Delray Beach, Florida]
[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Season 3, Episode 4: Florida Zombie, Dybbuk, Shenango Dog Boy]
[Web: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_cannibal_attack ]
Flying Humanoid - A vicious winged humanoid, this creature swoops down upon vehicles, hikers, and campers. It looks very demon-like, and may have glowing red eyes, usually has huge wings, and is usually hairless. May shriek/scream, may snap tree limbs. Said to possibly live in a cave or burrow. It is said to be strong enough to lift or shake vehicles. At least one vehicle has left the road when the driver and his brother fled from the creature.
- May be of some relation to creatures such as; Biblical Demons, Mothman, Batsquatch, Mayan legends of Bat-people.
[Specific Locations: Turkey Creek Watershed and Native American Burial Ground, Missouri]
[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 15: Batsquatch, Jersey Devil, Flying Humanoid]
Forest People - A local name for Bigfoot. Said to watch people, leave gifts, and throw rocks.
[Location: Pere Marquette Forest, Michigan]
[Books: Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators (Tea Krulos)]
Fort Jefferson, Lighthouse, and Sunken Cemetery - Used as a Civil War era prison, the related cemetery has been washed out to sea. Both are believed to be haunted. Of particular interest is Mudd’s room where he was incarcerated after the death of President Lincoln. Activity includes, ghost lights on the island and above and in the water, footsteps, objects and doors moving, heat signatures, and red mist.
[Location: Dry Tortugas Island (80 miles off Florida coast)]
[TV: Haunted Highways - Episode 7: Island of Lost Souls]
Fort Saskatchewan - Historic location, where the only woman hung in Alberta (Florence Lassandro, the Mob Princess) was executed, believed to be haunted. Florence was in a unhappy arranged marriage, which she escaped by going to live her husband's boss and wife. She was in the car when a police officer was shot, and was sentenced to death. Twenty eight men were also hung at Fort Saskatchewan. Activity includes; apparitions (young woman), voices, objects moving (curtains), 'mysterious' fog, photo anomalies, and psychic hits.
[Location: Alberta, Canada]
[TV: Hauntings and Horrors (Creepy Canada) - Season 1, Episode 8]
(The) Fortress of Louisburg - Recreation of historic fort, built over the unmarked graves of the soldiers (and civilians) that once served there. Activity includes, apparitions (men in period clothing, one so real visitors believe him to be staff, a singing nursemaid with a skull-faced baby), shadow figures, furniture shaking roughly, voices and singing, door bells ringing, furnaces turning on by themselves.
- Because of the shallow coffin-less graves, moved cemeteries, and catholic graveyard rules, bodies have been found in strange places around Louisburg.
[Location: Louisburg, ???, Canada]
[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 5]
Fouke Monster (Boggy Creek Monster) - A version of Bigfoot found in the bogs of Arkansas. Featured in the movie “The Legend of Boggy Creek” which is the oldest know story for many types of the Bigfoot evidence, such as screeching.
- Described by one witness as 8 ft tall and 3 ft wide. Some describe it as smelling particularly bad, and having glowing red eyes.
[Location: Mercer Bayou, Fouke, Arkansas]
[Movie: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972, docudrama)]
[TV: Finding Bigfoot - The Legend of Boggy Creek + Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 4: Ozarks + Finding Bigfoot - Return to Boggy Creek]
* SEE Bigfoot
Fox Hollow Farm Haunting - A family (Vicki & Rob Graves, & teenage sons), and a friend from work (Joe LeBlanc), move into the location of nine homosexual murders (serial killer Herb Baumeister), a mansion and barn that are now believed to be haunted. Activity includes; a unsettling presence, upset dog, bad dreams (being chased), electrical cords being unplugged (around the pool), doors rattling/opening, apparitions (clear human-looking, sometimes legless man in a red shirt, screaming terrified drenched man later identifed as a victim,), being physically touched, scrapping and knocking sounds, EVPs (“the married one”). Human remains were found during the haunting the Graves and LeBlanc experienced.
[Location: Hamilton County]
[TV: Paranormal Witness - Episode 13 (alt Season 2, Episode 8): Fox Hollow Farm]
(USS) Franklin D. Roosevelt - The first US ship to carry nuclear weapons fulltime. This ship’s former officers report an unusually large number of UFOs and USOs. Some claim others were transferred off the ship, and that logs were changed and omitted. RAF officers also saw objects during a join exercise.
[TV: UFO Files - Episode 40: Deep Sea UFOs: Red Alert]
* SEE UFOs
* SEE USOs
Fred Valentich’s Disappearance - Pilot Fred Valentich disappeared over the Australian Coast in a rented Cessna after reporting a large bright craft harassing him to air traffic control. Seven days of searching recovered no remains of him or the plane, and some believe it was an alien abduction.
[TV: The Unexplained Files - Episode 1]
[Web: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentich_Disappearance ]