Tripping & Haunted Spots
Chad Lewis spoke about
the popularity of 'Legend Tripping'
where young people seek out
locations of paranormal activity as
a rite of passage. Legend tripping
often involves undertaking some type
of dare associated with the haunted
nature of a site, in a kind of
"nervous bravery," he explained.
Lewis described a number of his
(Green Lake, Wisconsin): For
those who dare to sit on top of
a haunted mausoleum, the spirits
of those buried inside are said
to push the person off.
Robert the Enchanted Doll
(Key West, Florida): Bad luck is
said to follow if you take the
100-year-old doll's photo
without asking (see below for
(Vermillion, SD): Legend states
that if you try to climb the
mound, you may encounter "little
devils" armed with arrows.
The Black Angel of Oakland
Cemetery (Iowa City,
Iowa): It's said if you stare
directly at the angel you will
be cursed with bad luck, if you
kiss in front of it you will die
within a week, and that the
statue blackens each year from
the souls it harvests (click on
the above photo, to view this
image and others).
detailed his investigations at a
recent crop circle in Minnesota,
and his trip to Transylvania. He
found many in Transylvania still
believe in vampires and they
suggested taking precautions such as
driving a stake through a deceased
person's heart so they don't come
back to haunt you.
photos of Robert
the Haunted Doll, posted at
Haunted America Tours.