Gimghoul Lore

Gimghoul Lore

The legend of Peter Dromgoole and Gimghoul Castle is an irresistible story of a lover’s spat, a moonlight duel and a secret burial beneath a bloodstained boulder. It's the perfect story to share on All Hallow's Eve--a story that has been passed down from generation-to-generation and to each new Tar Heel who steps onto Chapel [...]

Coroner Gritton Summoned By Death

Coroner Gritton Summoned By Death

Of all my ancestors, George Amos Gritton took the eeriest photos. It's in his eyes: he had a bone-chilling, otherworldly stare that evokes all things midnight and graves and weirdness. This is not to say that Amos wasn't a good man; in fact, he devoted the latter half of his life to public service, and [...]

Hotel Henry’s Haunts

Hotel Henry’s Haunts

The Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane opened in 1880 and was considered to be, at the time, a state-of-the-art psychiatric treatment facility. In official publications, the city and the asylum promoted an image of a peaceful retreat for effective mental-health care, and they distributed photographs of the facility's grand pianos, welcoming parlors, well-stocked libraries, [...]