Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Danger Will Robinson, Danger!!

If you have not yet had the pleasure of visiting http://www.ghostsofamerica.com/, let me now introduce you to this portal of fraud. I encountered this site not too long ago when an acquaintance mentioned his school in Arecibo, Puerto Rico was purportedly haunted. So I did a Google search for any information I could find. One hit that looked promising for - if nothing else - some good "my friend's dad said" stories was Ghosts of America. Soon, I found they did have a Puerto Rico section, which included Arecibo. I read through all of the accounts and quickly grew quite bored because, as I expected, they lacked any details that I could follow up on to authenticate these urban legends.

Well, just today, as I was trying to corroborate a mention of a haunted high school in Chickasha that I found mentioned in a The Oklahoman article from 1912, I once again found myself on ghostsofamerica.com. And, as before, I read through these sketchy blurbs devoid of any details. However, as I read, I began to feel the oddest sense of deja vu (deja boo?). I swore I had read these exact same accounts just recently and the only other time I could recall having visited this site was when I researched Arecibo. So, on a hunch, I pulled up that page again as well and began an account-for-account comparison of the two pages.

Below are excerpts of what I discovered. I believe the results speak for themselves and there is no need for me to draw any further conclusions. It is obviously a site replete with fraudulent accounts and I urge EVERYONE to ignore this site 100%. In no way should these tales be taken seriously - even as urban legend.
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A man with a large hole through his torso has been seen on a few occasions hanging out in an abandoned building in Arecibo

A man with a large hole through his torso has been observed on a few occasions on a Chickasha street around midnight.
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The ghost of a young woman dressed in a bloody wedding dress has been seen on a few occasions late at night running after a passing car on a dark road outside Chickasha.

The ghost of a young woman dressed in a bloody wedding dress has sometimes been seen hovering in the air like a balloon in Arecibo.
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The ghost of a young air force pilot has often been witnessed trying on shoes in a Chickasha house.

The ghost of a young air force pilot can be seen very often in an Arecibo house. AND A female shape can often be observed trying on shoes in an Arecibo house.
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The ghost of a young woman with a rope around her neck was observed looking at people in a Chickasha home through an air vent. There have been other reports involving this ghost in the vicinity.

The ghost of a young woman with a rope around her neck can be witnessed very often searching for something under parked cars in an Arecibo parking lot late in the night.
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A woman with worms crawling out of her eye sockets has often been witnessed talking into the thin air as if someone else was there.

A woman with worms crawling out of her eye sockets has been witnessed on numerous occasions riding on a horse along a highway outside Arecibo.
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The ghost of a farmer in a straw hat showed up in a deserted area outside Chickasha. The ghost did not care that there was someone else there.

The ghost of a farmer in a straw hat can be witnessed very often in an Arecibo area hospital, walking the hallways.
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A bat that turned into a vampire has often been witnessed hovering in the air like a balloon in Chickasha

A bat that turned into a vampire has sometimes been observed standing along a highway outside Arecibo.
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The ghost of a badly mangled hunter dragging a dead bear has often been seen seated at a table in a Chickasha house. Other sightings of this ghost have also been reported.

The ghost of a badly mangled hunter dragging a dead bear has often been seen in a house outside Arecibo. Being frightened by the onlookers the ghost made it's way into the dark
BEARS IN PUERTO RICO?!?!?!
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The ghost of a civil war soldier is often seen [in Arecibo??] appearing in a bathroom mirror.

The ghost of a civil war soldier can sometimes be witnessed snooping in people's mailboxes around midnight in Chickasha. COMBINED WITH: A black cat that turned into a woman can sometimes be seen sitting in a chair in a house in Chickasha.

A black cat that turned into a woman showed up snooping in people's mailboxes around midnight in Arecibo. The witness fled when she saw the ghost.
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2 comments:

Cullan Hudson said...

I checked a couple of other states as well, they all have black cats turning into something, axe wound victims, ghosts digging through garbage or mailboxes (WTF???), airline pilots, civil war soldiers (even, I'm sure in the Ukraine if they had a posting for it), ghosts of homeless people, cleaning ladies and for some strange reason ghosts coming out of manholes (I swear I saw fifteen seperate ones about that before I grew tired of looking.)

m&m said...

Ever notice the site has an award for "the second worst site of the year" right on their home page? Somehow, I think this whole site might be a joke but people are taking it seriously so I'm glad you posted this warning. Spread the word.