A brick wall used during the St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago in 1927 was dismantled and sold brick by brick by an ‘entrepreneur’ in 1967. Many bricks were soon returned as buyers reported misfortune soon after acquiring them saying the bricks were cursed by the bloodshed.
The Flying Dutchman refers to a ghost ship, one that is cursed to sail the oceans forever and can never pull into any port. It is said the ship is a derelict looking vessel and illuminated with a pale, ghostly light that sends waves of fear and certain doom into those that encounter it.
Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. was the site of Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. It is reported that people inside it these days have heard faint crying, loud bangs, and have seen shadowy ghost-like figures lurking about. I was there once and I didn’t see anything but most definitely felt a presence.
The Beau-Séjour Palace, in Lisbon, Portugal is said to be haunted by the Baron of Glória, who lived there in the 19th century. People report vanishing objects and windows suddenly opening and closing. In the gardens, reports of hearing bells ring that don’t exist.
Charleville castle in central Ireland is said to be haunted by the youngest daughter of the third Earl. She had died after falling from the main staircase in the castle at age 8 in April of 1861. Visitors have reported seeing her, a sad faced ghost lurking about the grounds.
Futility is a book written in 1898 by Morgan Robertson; a story about a fictional British ship that sinks in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg. The fictional Titan and its sinking are famous for its eerie similarities to the real passenger ship RMS Titanic which sank 14 years later.
Do not speak ill of the dead for there are many in the paranormal world who believe the dead can hear you and decide to take revenge. Also, ”do not laugh when a hearse goes by or you'll be the next to die” as the song goes. Silly? Perhaps, but why take any chances, just in case?