It seems like anywhere can be haunted, and these are sometimes the places you would least expect. Take the police stations. They are full of brave men and women who would protect us from the dark forces of the world and enforce the laws that protect us.
However, what happens when the dark forces and things beyond our comprehension come to them? Here we will examine some particular accounts of allegedly very haunted police stations, where ghosts seem to have been able to dodge the law in the strangest way.
A disproportionate number of these cases come from the city of Chicago, which is full of alleged haunted police stations. One is the Thirteenth District Police Station at Grand Crossing, which was once believed to be the lair of an apparition that takes the form of an old man with long white hair and “a covered face and floating clothes ”, who seemed to like surprising the officers’ posts and had the disturbing habit of rubbing his hands against his face. According to Chicago Tribune , February 28, 1898, one of the first specter encounters was with Sergeant William Clancy, who was at his desk one evening when the ghost came by to brush his cheek as he did, and then left go without a sound to disappear into thin air.
Shortly after, night operator David Lyon was surprised to see the ghostly old man pass by just as his dog started to go wild, bark and growl madly, and the phone started to ring endlessly. When it was recovered, there was no one on the line, and the only two direct connections to the station insisted that they had not called. A month after that, the ghost was seen casually sitting in a patrol box reading a candlelit newspaper, after which he got up, got out of the box and blinked under the eyes. eyes of several officers. Many reports of the ghost of the thirteenth police station would be reported quickly after that, and the article wrote:
Since that night, the strange being has made regular visits to the station every month. These visits always take place between the 1st and the 5th of the month. He was seen by former office sergeant George Charles and Sergeant John Duffy, who were awakened twice by the bony hands of the “gray man” who caressed his face while he slept in the bathroom. the squad. Duffy will no longer sleep in the bedroom for fear of another visit. Martin Murphy is another who refuses to occupy his bed upstairs. The latter had a total of seven meetings with the mysterious stranger. Operator Will Head says that the first time he saw the apparition, the station’s clock and watch stopped. It was 12:30 p.m. one night two months ago. The last appearance of the “gray man” took place on February 4 shortly after midnight. Patrolman Philip McGuire was awakened by a hand over his face. “Are you ready to go to Cuba?” Asked a hoarse voice. McGuire saw the dark outline of an old man with a covered face, who instantly disappeared
According to the site Chicagology , there are at least 6 other haunted police stations in Chicago, including The Stockyards, Hyde Park, Grand Crossing, Englewood, Desplaines, and New City stations, and it lists several old articles from the Chicago Tribune which talk. hauntings. A report from The Stockyards station comes from Chicago Tribune , May 5, 1907, concerns an old soldier who had asked to sleep in the basement of the station on a cold winter night and was found the next morning dead, either of old age, illness, or the elements. The next evening, strange things would happen, and the article said:
The next night, when Sergeant Prindeville fell asleep in his chair, waiting for dawn to break the night watch and send him home for breakfast, he was surprised to hear a light punch at the door. The night was stormy and the sergeant first thought that the wind had caused the noise. Listening carefully, he heard the knock on the door again and immediately went to open it. As he turned the button, a flurry of snow was whipped across his face and through it, in the dark, he saw the outlines of the same old soldier who had asked him for overnight accommodation the night before. Knowing, like him, that the man had died the previous night, Prindeville immediately realized that he was facing a ghost. At that time, he had never met a visitor from the dark world and was afraid of his spirit when the spirit of the old soldier stood before him.
According to the report, the ghost used to show up at the station every winter during the coldest snowstorms, to knock on the door and disappear. The Hyde Park station, not too far away, would also have its own ghost of a woman who walks around the premises, freaking people out. Such a report comes from the same article in Chicago Tribune of 1907 and describes a meeting with the ghost by a detective John Shea, who says he woke up in the station one evening to something constantly pulling the blankets from his bed. He thought it was only his imagination at first, but the invisible force continued to pull the covers and pull the sheets, and it was then that the entity made its presence known. The rest of the rather painful report reads as follows:
Shea says the intruder was female, except he had only one eye, which glowed blue. Furtively approaching his bed, until he was within a foot of him, the ghost slowly reached out to him. At the time, Shea, who preferred to chase an armed man from the road in a dark alley rather than eat, was as cold as an ice cube and clutched his pistol grip so firmly that his fingers were still bent under pressure . Slowly, the ghost’s outstretched hand gathered the corners of the comforters from his bed and slowly pulled them from him onto the floor. Then the ghost withdrew to its position behind the locker, where he could look at it with his one blue eye until he had collected the quilts again.
Shea declares with all the vigor that he can invoke that he stood there watching this ghost for an hour. At that point, he said, his courage returned, and with his rallying force, he pointed his revolver in the hideous eye before him, then pulled the trigger. With the shooting, there was a commotion downstairs, where some of the other men of the night were playing cards, and across the street at the Holland Hotel, where hundreds of guests were sleeping. With steps that took half a dozen steps at a time, Shea’s fellow officers ran to where he was sleeping and turned on the lights. Then, with the perspiration flowing from him, Shea pointed to the plaster on the south wall of the room, where six large holes had been pierced by the bullets of his revolver, and pronounced the only word, “ghost!” “
Another such haunted Chicago police station is Englewood, which has a rather terrifying and somewhat violent ghost. According to the 1907 article, the ghost is that of a Polish worker who died when he was struck by a train on the railroad tracks just behind the police station. This ghost apparently had the disturbing habit of pushing the police out of their bunks at night, and was also known to throw objects such as stones, bricks, and brick bats with great force, even when carrying bricks with him specifically for this purpose. An article from Chicago Tribune details a particularly frightening encounter with the ghost, which was experienced by an officer Denny Lang, saying:
About an hour after climbing into one of the iron beds for men on reserve, Lang was surprised by a thud on the floor under his bed. Looking under the covers to learn the nature of the disturbance, he was surprised to see, in the corner of the room, a life-size ghost, with fireballs for the eyes and equipped with the bag of brick bats, just like the other men had described it. Denny admits that he felt his courage run out and decided immediately that it was better to hurry out.
In one bound he reached the head of the spiral staircase and in two others he was on the street running like wild fire on Wentworth Avenue. After him, throwing brick bats, which bounced uncomfortably near his heels, followed the angry ghost. Lang admits that he would have run again if he hadn’t reached his own home after setting the ghost to a pace too hot to follow, and since then he hasn’t slept in the station. Recently, the Englewood station was renovated and men say that with the changes, the ghost does not appear as often as before. Even still, the officers of this post are worried about sleeping there unless several of them are together.
Leaving Chicago, we have the old Richmond Police Station in Richmond, Texas. Built in 1897, it once served as a county jail before later developing into the most modern police station today. He would also be very haunted. It is said that the old historic prison cells which are no longer used house rattling bars and dragging objects even when no one is there, silhouettes are visible throughout the building, intercoms are known to come to life with a voice telling people to “Get out”, and there are frequent reports of the noise of children running upstairs when no one is there, to the point that a Master Sgt. Lowell Neinast said, “There are officers who prefer not to ride alone at night,
You will see people walking back and forth, it looks like shadows, black shadows coming and going sometimes in the hall and there is no one here in the building.
On the other side of the pond, another supposedly haunted police station is the former Accrington police station in Lancashire, England. It is apparently imbued with a multitude of paranormal phenomena, such as apparitions, moving objects, cold spots and in particular doors that open and close on their own. The old station is now a historic and popular site with ghost hunters and ghost tours, and in July 2019, some of these ghost hunters got more than they bargained for. According to reports, a team from the television series Most Hauntedhad explored the old police station when they were inexplicably trapped inside one of the dark cells of the disused prison on the scene when the door closed and apparently locked on its own. This is kind of weird, because it looks like when the station was closed, the doors were faked to be locked at all times, and they shouldn’t have been able to close in the first place. As the door could not be reopened, the crew was finally rescued by firefighters who had to physically see the door open. Ghosts or just a freak accident?
These are just some of the strange cases of haunted police stations that have arisen where ghosts really seem to be above the law. After all, there is no way to really stop them, and is it a declared crime to haunt a police station? It just shows that nowhere seems to be above a good obsession from time to time, and that some of the accounts we have looked at here are due to paranormal activity or not, they are certainly going for a wild ride, and c It is funny that these brave officers of the law should tremble in their boots because of unruly specters.
Source and credits: MYSTERIOUSUNIVERSE