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Gary Sweeney

Gary is a writer with an interest in existentialism, true crime, history, and the paranormal. When he isn't drifting in and out of deep thought or rattling off puns, he works in animal rescue and is a District Leader with The Humane Society of the United States.

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A Haunting in Georgia: The Curse of the Barnsley Gardens

Are Godfrey and Julia Barnsley still cursed, even in death?

William Herbert Wallace and the Impossible Murder of Julia Wallace

Neighbors watched William open the back door. There, sprawled across the parlor floor, was Julia's lifeless body.

A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of “Tent Girl”

In 1968 her body was found. Her identity would remain a mystery for decades.

A Haunting at the Story Inn: The Tale of the Blue Lady

She wears a white gown, with piercing eyes as blue as ice.

The Child Genius Who Vanished: What Happened to Barbara Newhall Follett?

Some believe she fled to the woods, just like the character from her famous novel.

The Curse of the Devil’s Tree

Don't test the evil limits of the Devil’s Tree ... lest you meet a violent end.

Howard Unruh and the Walk of Death

In his own twisted mind, Howard Unruh's killing spree was "justified."

The Chilling, Unsolved Murder of the Grimes Sisters

Barbara and Patricia Grimes were murdered in 1956. New clues have raised hopes the killer might still be caught.

Mercy Brown and the Great Vampire Panic of Rhode Island

In 1892, Mercy Brown died of consumption. But townspeople had a more sinister explanation for her death...

Vanished: The Unsolved Disappearance of Paula Jean Welden

She hiked into the woods one winter afternoon and was never seen again.

London’s Highgate Cemetery and the Curse of the Highgate Vampire

It wasn’t long before rumors of Satanism and occult activities circulated.

Haunted Grounds: Bonaventure Cemetery and the Ghost of Gracie Watson

Don't take a gift from Little Gracie's grave ... or her life-like statue might cry tears of blood.

Manuel Blanco Romasanta: The Werewolf of Allariz

He was Spain's first documented serial killer ... and the motivation behind his bloodlust defied all rational thought.

Blanche Monnier: The Woman Who was Held Prisoner by Her Mother for 25 Years

When daylight finally spilled into the musty chamber, a shocking sight came into focus...

Greyfriars Kirkyard and the Mackenzie Poltergeist

Don't get too close to the tomb of Bloody Mackenzie ... or his evil spirit just might grab you by the throat.

The Hidden World of Dundas Castle

Lost in the Catskills is a forsaken stone castle haunted by tales of madness ...

Traces of the Dead: The Haunted Battleground of Cold Harbor

It was one of the most violent battles of the Civil War ... and some tormented souls still roam its bloodied soil.

A Ghostly Vision: The Moberly-Jourdain Incident of 1901

After wandering down a narrow path at Versailles, two women from England came face to face with the ghosts of the past.

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