~VPM's ParaDex (VWX)~

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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Vallee Rating System - Created by Jauque Vallee and used to rate UFO encounters. Below is the CE (Close Encounter) ratings, the commonly know Vallee Ratings.

* CE-1: UFO Sighting (within 500 feet)

* CE-2: Physical Effects from UFO

* CE-3: Living Entities encountered as well as UFO

* CE-4: Abduction

* CE-5: Abduction w/ permanent effects or death

[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 5: American Hotspots]

Vampires - Corpses that rise up and night to feed on the living, particularly blood or energy. Possible powers include; flight, shape shifting, telepathy, mind control, and telekinetic abilities.

[Location: Worldwide]

[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 5: The Swamps]

Van Lake Monster (aka Lake Van Monster) - A large reptilian monster believed to inhabit Van Lake in Turkey. Described as similar to a crocodile or dinosaur, dark brown, with a horse-like head.

- Sightingmay date back over 1000 years, with a historic church on an island in lake, being decorated with images of aquatic monsters.

[Location: Van Lake/Lake Van, Van, Turkey]

[TV: Unexplained Mysteries + Destination Truth - Season 3, Episode 5: Alien Mummies, Van Lake Monster]

Van Meter Visitor - in 1903, a large half-bat, half-man monster known as the Visitor started to appear. Some believed it to have come from a coal mine, which previously believed to be haunted. It has a horn on it’s head that can emit a bright white light. It is also known to screech, and release a foul memory erasing gas. Several prominent men, 2 business men, the bank manager, a doctor, and nightshift tile and brick workers, saw the creature, always at 1:00 am (this was before electric lighting). Several men banded together and used dynamite to close the mouth of the mine. That was believed to be the end of things, until recent years when the local librarian went out to the abandon factory and encountered the Visitor.

[Location: Van Meter, Iowa]

[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 10: Momo, Shadow People, Van Meter Visitor]

Varginha Aliens - A large headed growling creature harasses townsfolk. Officer Cherese takes the creature to a hospital, where military personnel seize control of it. He is touched during the encounter, and dies a week later of mass infections. Soon after strangers arrive, bullying civilians and military personal not to talk about it, and the papers later report the creatures as having been dwarves.

- One week before NORAD gave Brazil notice of a UFO heading toward their mountains.

[Location: Varginha, Brazil]

[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode ?: Crashes and Cover-ups]

Vatican City - Aside from the religious significance, some believe officials in the Vatican are hiding proof of alien life until they believe man is ready to live peacefully with extraterrestrials.

- Some of the symbols in the sky of ancient religious paintings look oddly flying saucer-like.

- A UFO was seen over St. Peter’s Basilica in 2005, just before the pope’s funeral.

[Location: Vatican City (State of Vatican City)]

[TV: Unsealed: Alien Files - Episode 4: Aliens & the Vatican]

Vergas Hairy Man - Pretty much Bigfoot.

[TV: Haunted Highways]

* SEE Bigfoot

Victoria’s Black Swan Inn - The inn was supposedly built on Native American grounds. There are multiple reports of activity including a black mist.

[Location: San Antonio, TX]

[TV: My Ghost Story; Caught on Camera]

Viking Ghost Ship - A phantasmal ship that appears every 30 yrs on August 15th, seems to bring good fortune (good fishing hauls, thefts interrupted, and seized motors starting up). Activity includes; apparitions (viking boat with rowers), sounds (oars being paddled, horns).

[Location: L'anse Aux Meadows (Jellyfish Cove), Northern Tip of Newfoundland]

[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 4]

(The) Village of the Damned - Another name for Dudleytown, a haunted ghost town.

[Location: Connecticut]

[TV: A Haunting: Back From the Dead - Episode 12: The Well from Hell (aka Welcome to Hell)]

* SEE Dudleytown

Villisca Ax Murder House - The Moore family and some neighbor girls were brutally murdered in this house, in 1912. It is believed the killer(s) waited in the attic, smoking. He hacked and smashed up the family and friends, and the bodies were not found until morning. The local reverend had left by train the same morning, and when caught, confessed, saying voices told him to do it. However there was no evidence that he did it. Many believed the killer’s ghost now haunts the house. After the murders, it took 6 months free rent to finally lured a couple to move into the home, they left the next morning. Decades later, a new family moved in, they lasted a bit longer, until the father’s hand was stabbed. Activity Includes; apparitions of a man with an axe, footsteps on the stairs, whimpering sounds, moved and ransacked objects, sounds of objects being thrown forcefully, the attic door moving, and being grabbed.

- Villisca is a Native American name, and means ‘place of evil spirits’, because it’s where they buried the bodies of those that were insane in life.

[Location: Corner of 6th Avenue and Second Street, Villisca, Iowa]

Voodoo Zombies (aka Voodoo Zombee) - Often linked to black magic, there is actually nothing paranormal about their situation at all. Such zombies are ordinary people, poisoned so they appear dead, who are dug up by the witch-doctor/Voodoo priest (boko) who poisoned them, and fed an antidote along with more poisons. Poisoned and brain-damaged, these zombies then make cooperative slaves.

- Voodoo priests are believed to get power from Baron Samedi, the voodoo lord of the dead.

[Books: Secrets of the Universe]

[TV: The Unexplained Files + Monsters and Mysteries in America - Season 3, Episode 4: Florida Zombie, Dybbuk, Shenango Dog Boy]

Voynich Manuscript - A bizarre document written in an unknown language or code, was discovered in 1812 (check date), in a Jesuit library. A letter from 1616 (check date) was inside, suggesting that Bacon wrote the book, and it involved alchemy. It may of course be a wonder book (even if Bacon made it), designed to indecipherable and bring in money. But some believe the spiral pattern in the document to be a galaxy, and that the items drawn inside are of a world there.

[TV: The Unexplained Files - Episode 6: Alien Blood Rain, Carolina Beach Boom, and the Voynich Manuscript.]

Vulture City - The dilapidated ghost town around Vulture Mine, believed to be haunted by the souls of the miners and the community that had surrounded them. Activity includes; EVPs, ovilus hits, spirit box hits, MEL hits, light pod hits, voices, footsteps (with sand falling between the floorboards above), clanking sounds, piano music (from a broken piano), apparitions (choppy silhouettes, ), sensation of being pushed, thrown rocks, 'orbs', and film anomalies.

- Specific locations; generator house, school houses, assay office, supervisor house, bordello.

[Location: Arizona]

[TV: Ghost Adventures - Season 4, Episode 7: Vulture City Mine: Vulture City, Ariz.]

* SEE Vulture Mine

Vulture Mine - A mine with a history of violence and corruption, which is believe to be haunted by greedy prospectors. However it is generally too dangerous for investigation. A collapse in 1923, was caused by greedy miners secretly trying to mine the support columns, their bodies were never found.

- The military tried to get things under control, but corruption and greed within their ranks cause just as many problems.

[Location: Vulture City, Arizona]

[TV: Ghost Adventures - Season 4, Episode 7: Vulture City Mine: Vulture City, Ariz.]

* SEE Vulture City


Wampus (aka Ewah, Wampus Beast, Wampus Cat) - A large black cat-like creature believed to mutilate livestock, similar to a cougar. In variations of it's description, it may be yellow, have a spiked tail, or extra legs. It is said to scream like a woman. Like some stories of banshees, it is said someone will die in 3 days if you hear her cry. Some accounts say it can be warded off by reading from the Holy Bible.

- Legend says that the Wampus (or Ewah) was once a Native American woman, transformed into a killer cat by her need for vengeance, or by a shaman as punishment for spying on the tribe's men.

- The crew of Mountain Monsters referred to the 'Wampus' they were 'chasing' as male, implying there are multiple Wampus. But this could also be linguistic, in the same vein as calling all rodents, rats.

[Location: West Virginia, East Tennessee, South-Western USA]

[TV: Mountain Monsters - Season 1, Episode 4: Wampus Beast of Pleasants County]

Warren Air Force Base UFO - While a UFO is seen overhead, 5 missile control computers went offline, leaving 50 missile with compromised launch control. Air Force only acknowledges the computer failure and says it was fixed in an hour, while anonymous sources claim it took days.

- UFO activity is common over nuclear weapons bases.

[Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming]

[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 5: American Hotspots]

Washington DC - Many locations in this historic seat of USA government are thought to be haunted.

[TV: America's Haunted Houses (Special)]

Washington DC UFO Flap - A mass sighting of UFOs in Washington DC during Truman’s presidency.

[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 1: Presidential Encounters]

Water Babies - Small gnome-like humanoids that live in the Tule river according to Native American legends. They are said to sneak into homes and smother people in their sleep.

[Location: Tule River, Porterville, CA]

* SEE Gnomes

Waverly Hills Sanitarium - An abandon hospital/asylum built in 1910, where many died of tuberculosis (Kentucky having the highest number of cases), which is now believed to be haunted. In particular, there are rumors of satanic activities and suicides (the head nurse hanging herself, and another nurse jumping) in room 502. The body chute (tunnel of death) is also considered a hotspot, and one of the locations equipment is said to be most likely to die. There is also rumored to be a demonic entity (the Creeper) that crawls the floors, walls, and ceiling of the 4th floor, emitting an aura of doom. Activity includes; apparitions (little girl in the 3rd story window, a girl in white with bleeding wrists who crawls around on the floor, a black entity the holds doors closed, a man in a lab coat sometimes seen with another man), black masses, shadows having horns/antlers, the sensation of being followed, bleeding floors, doors shutting and slamming, rocks/cement thrown (or just falling, it is dilapidated), hair pulling and groping, being hit/scratched, being breathed on, the sounds of footsteps and banging, voices (saying, “get out” and moaning), hallways that change, equipment malfunctions (EMF meters having severe breakdowns, flashlights dying, camera audio going out, batteries being drained, phones turning themselves on [and melting if you answer them]), orbs (probably just dust and bugs), cold spots/snaps, photo anomalies, and ovilus hits.

[Location: Louisville, Kentucky]

[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 3 + Ghost Asylum - Season 2, Episode 6: Waverly Sanatorium]

[Web: Offical Site: www.therealwaverlyhills.com + Hub Pages: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Stories-of-the-Paranormal-Ghosts-of-Waverly-Hills-Sanatorium + Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waverly_Hills_Sanatorium ]

Wendigo - An evil spirit from Native American lore (at least as old as the 1500s), which stalks, possess, and eats people. It appears as a gaunt frozen monster, white in color, with antlers, that may even have the appearance of engaging in self cannibalism. It is said that when it possesses people, it causes them to engage in cannibalism, often of loved ones or rivals. Some consider a person under the Wendigo’s grasp to now be Wendigo, and they will never be human again.

- Best known cases is that of Swift Runner a Native American guide and trapper who ate his family over the winter, including their bone marrow. He insisted he was the Wendigo at his hanging.

- Some believe the 2008 greyhound decapitation (perpetrator Vincent Li) to have been the result of a Wendigo possession, and some witnesses claim they saw him eating his victim’s flesh.

[TV: Monsters and Mysteries in America - Episode 11: Wendigo, Dogman, Wolfman]

* (I remember reading about the decapitation in the news, there was no suggestion of cannibalism or wendigo by the media at that time.)

Westminster Burial Ground and Catacombs (aka Western Burial Grounds) - One of several cemeteries that supplied Davidges' Hall with bodies for students to dissect. It is believed to be haunted by author Edgar Allen Poe and others whose graves were desecrated. Activity includes apparitions, voices (General Swan), creepy feelings, battery drain, and temperature changes.

[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season I, Episode 2]

Werewolf - A person forced to assume a wolf or half-wolf form at night, during the full moon, or through demonic magic such as a salve or wolfskin. Similar to Rougarou, Dogman, and Skinwalkers. Werewolf legends are particularly common in Europe and the USA. The earliest known werewolf legend comes from Ancient Greece, in which King Lycaon was turned into a wolf by Zeus, as punishment for killing children. Historically, multiple serial killers have been accused or being, or claimed to be werewolves.

- The medical condition, a delusion in which one believes oneself to be a werewolf, is called Clinical Lycanthropy.

- Many people claim werewolves to be misidenifications of regular wolves, bears, dogs, and other animals.

[TV: Paranormal Witness - Episode 28: The Wolf Pack + MonsterQuest - Season 4, Episode 9: America's Werewolf]

* SEE Rougarou

* SEE Dogman

* SEE Skinwalkers

* SEE Gable Films

* SEE Lobizon

Whaley house/courthouse - One of the more famous haunted houses in the US.

[Location: San Deigo, CA]

[Web: whaleyhouse: http://www.whaleyhouse.org/ ]

Whatsoever Community Center - A center dedicated to providing activities for children and families, that is failing due to being haunted. It was formerly a schoolhouse, and a home for unwed mothers. May be haunted by an amateur boxer, Tex, who had epilepsy and died while bathing. Activity includes; footsteps, apparitions (young girl, 2 girls in white at the top of the stairs only seen by kids, young boxer), shadows or shadow people, being grabbed, the sensation of spirits passing through one's body, boxing bags swing on their own, boxing match timer bell and light will go off without being set, and photo anomalies.

- Activity is said to have decreased (not stopped) since the removal of a bottle of epilepsy medicine and some packs of smelling salts.

[Location: Kansas City, Missouri]

[TV: Haunted Collector - Season 3, Episode 8: Shadow Boxer, Ghost Storm]

White Eagle - Former brothel, that is now believed to be haunted. Activity includes, child’s weeping, flying objects, doors shutting, and a presence in the hotel rooms upstairs.

[Location: Portland Oregon]

[TV: Most Terrifying Places in America 7 (Special)]

(The) White House - This historic was/is home to many US presidents, and some believe their ghosts as well.

- Queen Wilhelmina (Netherlands) slept in the Lincoln bedroom, and was awoken by a knocking on the door. When she opened it, the apparition of Lincoln himself was standing there.

[Location: Washington DC, USA]

[TV: America's Haunted Houses (Special)]

Whiteman Air Force Base, UFO sighting - A father and son see a triangular shaped UFO with 3 pale orange lights around the edges, being chased by two fighter planes over Whiteman Air Force Base. They called other people who describe the object as they’d seen it.

- Area has highest concentration of sightings in the USA.

[Location: Johnson County, Missouri]

[TV: Hangar 1: The UFO Files - Episode 5: American Hotspots]

Wildman - The Vietnamese equivalent of Bigfoot, also reported in nearby countries. They are said to be smaller than Bigfoot, and local legends say that if they catch you, they will hold you until nightfall when they’ll eat you. In Cambodia wildmen are believed to steal food and livestock from villagers, and are commonly described as half-human, half-monkey.

- In Cambodia, a girl was said to be held by a wildman for 18 before being rescued.

[Location: Cambodia and Vietnam]

[TV: Finding Bigfoot + Destination Truth - Season 2, Episode 3: Wildman, Swamp Dinosaur]

Willard Correctional Facility - New York State Prison was once an asylum, and is now believed that several of the patients’ spirits are still trapped there. There are several unmarked graves in the nearby cemetery, a common practice for such patients. There may also be a demon, and a nurse named Lucy.

[TV: Paranormal State - Episode 30: Asylum]

Willard Library - State's first public library, funded by eccentric Mr. Willard, and is believed to be haunted by his daughter who was angry her father left most his money to the library. Activity includes; the apparition of a lady in grey, the scent of cheap perfume.

[Location: Evansville, Indiana]

[TV: Most Terrifying Places in America 5 (Special)]

Winchester Mystery House - Sarah Winchester, under the guidance of a psychic, spends the family fortune building a labyrinth like manor to appease the ghost of those killed by Winchester rifles. The house in now believed to be haunted by her ghost and 2 others. Activity includes; apparitions, lights (in rooms without electric), air pressure changes, creaks and whispers, and organ music.

(If visiting go to the bathroom before arriving, the bathrooms are not functional.)

[Location: San Jose, CA]

[TV: Ghost Hunters + America's Haunted Houses (Special)]

Winchestermysteryhouse: http://winchestermysteryhouse.com/ ]

Witching Hour - The period between 3 and 4 am, when paranormal activity is supposed to be the most intense. Alternate times (12 nm - 1 am, 3.30 - 4:30am) have been suggested by some researchers. In Japan the time period linked to the paranormal is usually 3.33 - 4.44 am, or 4:44 am - 5 am, due to 4 (Shi) sounding like the word for death.

Witch of Armor Hill (aka, Phantom Virago, Mary) - A phantasmal woman who appears only to men, she is said to scream, jumps on victim's backs, and verbally curse them. She is followed by the smell of smoke. Origin stories claim she was a prostitute, Mary, who was saving up for better life. But was knocked out by the man who was supposed to convince her to stay, when she threatened to announce her client list. He and his co-conspirators claimed she was a witch and burned her at the stake, but before dying, she cursed them.

[Location: Armor Hill, Peterborough , Ontario]

[TV: Hauntings and Horrors/Creepy Canada - Season 1, Episode 4]

Witch Road - An old road and abandon house where people see the apparition of a little girl.

[TV: A Haunting - Episode 47: Legend Trippers]

Wolfe Manor - Once a sanitarium, this location is believed to be very haunted, and is claimed to be one of the most haunted places in North America. Some speculate the entities to be demonic in nature. The basement, where bodies were once stored, is said to be most active. Aside from the medical deaths, 2 murders and a suicide are believed to have occurred here in the 1980’s. Activity includes; physical touch, depression, video and photo anomalies, temperature drops and rises, voices and EVP, EMF fluctuations, and apparitions.

[Location: Clovis, CA]

[T V: MysteryQuest - Episode 11: Return of the Amityville Horror]

Wolfman of Wolfe County - A hairy monster said to terrorize the county. Despite it’s name, some believe it to be half bear, half gorilla. It is said to be around 7 ft tall, and weigh around 500 lbs.

- A local known as Turtleman claims to have caught footage of the creature, while filming trees that had been struck by lighting to show his wife.

- Another local claims to have photographed prints with his cell phone, but didn’t do anything to help show size.

[Location: Wolfe County, Ky]

[TV: Mountain Monsters - Episode 1: Wolfman of Wolfe County]

Wood Booger - Another name for Skunk Ape.

* SEE Skunk Ape

Woodruff-Fontaine House - Activity spikes in Oct-Nov, when the house puts on a display about yellow fever, and when most deaths in the house occurred. Activity includes; light anomalies, faceless entities, jewelry being tugged, objects moving, and EVPs.

[Location: ?]

[TV: Ghost Hunters]

Woodwose (wodewose, wildman) - A hairy wild-man, satyr-like in some aspects.

[Location: Europe]

[TV: Finding Bigfoot]


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