Cabins can be quite creepy, can’t they? We have all seen the horror movies where a group of friends head out to a cabin in the middle of nowhere where they are then attacked by someone or something and they all die. They have a bad reputation, that’s for sure. We’ve compiled a list of the ten scariest haunted cabins around… Read on – if you dare – from 10 to 1…
The haunted Rogersville cabin looks quite unassuming, right? However with unexplained objects and female apparitions appearing with mist shooting from their mouths and then disappearing just as suddenly, with some of this caught on camera, it certainly has a reputation for being creepy.
Situated in the Shenandoah National Park’s campgrounds, Corbin Cabin was built in the early 20th century by George T Corbin whose wife Nee died in childbirth in 1924. The cabin is one of the last to stand since the creation of the National Park and hikers who have stayed at the cabin have claimed to see the ghost of Nee Corbin in the woods surrounding the cabin and even hearing her footsteps across the cabin floorboards….
On the southern fringes of Fairfield County in Ohio, the ghosts here at the Mathias Cabin at Clear Creek Metro Park sure do like to make their presence known. The ghosts here keep the lights on to let you know that they are home and faces are seen peering out of the windows, no matter what time of day it is.
In 1994 two camp counsellors for an Orthodox Christian Camp were assigned a cabin with six children. On separate occasions, both counsellors experienced the feeling of someone standing over them whilst asleep in bed, only to find no one there when they checked. One evening a counsellor sat in the cabin, whilst the children slept, eagerly awaiting his colleague to relieve him so he could attend a party nearby. He heard footsteps outside the cabin and someone began opening the door. He saw the outline of a fairly tall man who came in and sat down on the other counsellor’s bed. Assuming it was the other counsellor, he asked if it was alright to leave but got no response and assumed that he was tired or in a bad mood. When he got to the party the other counsellor was still there. The counsellors, terrified from their paranormal experience, contacted the camp director and it was arranged for a private exorcism to take place for the safety of the children. No negative experiences were had by the group again…
Log Cabin Villages, across from the Fort Worth Zoo, offer a glimpse at the past. Stories state that a man hired a nanny for his son and later married her, all living in the big house at Log Cabin Village. The nanny was known for wearing lilac perfume. It has been said that when visitors tour the house, footsteps can be heard from the attic above the second floor and sometimes the scent of lilacs fills the air…
One of the stories states that a lady drove with her family to her friends hunting cabin in Goliad, Texas. They planned to shoot targets, have a barbecue and sleep over. Their plans were cut short by apparent paranormal goings on. They reported a sound of a train approaching close to the cabin during the middle of the night. It shook the walls and floors as it past. However, no railroad passes anywhere near the cabin! A rocking chair in the main room appeared to rock very slowly on its own and an oppressive energy could be felt when sat in it. The lady also reported being woken by the sound of a crying boy and a disembodied voice could be heard saying ‘Go to him!’.
The haunted log cabin in East Kentucky is well known for the orbs that appear. Orbs have appeared floating above the roof before changing position in a matter of milliseconds; they’ve appeared in photographs of the antiques sign before changing position again within five seconds of the last photo. No one can explain them and why they change place so quickly… ;
An old small three room home standing at over a hundred years of age, this cabin is set up in the hills of Glouster, Ohio backed up against the forest. The house has now sat empty for over thirty years. Reported occurrences are strange noises, footsteps walking through the kitchen and out of the back door, even seeing family members walking on the property or waving goodbye from a window – not strange at all, you may think…until you consider that neither family member was there at that particular time and neither of them were dead but still living and somewhere else entirely! The family called in some ghost hunters and they instantly noticed strange goings on. One hunter saw a man smoking a cigarette who stunk of whiskey. He looked dirty, like he had just come in from working down the mines. When describing the man’s appearance to a fellow ghost hunter, they had seen exactly the same thing. After consulting with the family, they learned that they had met the long dead great grandfather of the man who had called them in…
We’ve mentioned haunted cabins throughout this list but what about a ghost TOWN? The former mining town of Garnet in Montana was deserted after a fire in 1912. Only now is it starting to see people visit again but local folklore claims the area is haunted by former residents, reporting that they have heard music and laughter, even in winter, and doors slamming when there aren’t even any doors in the cottages. Locals say the spirits come out around midnight and you can often hear men’s voices echo in the empty rooms – however, as soon as a living human hand touches the building, the noises stop.
Murders are terrifying anyway but when the murder scene becomes haunted too? On the night of April 11th 1981 in the little town of Keddir Plumas, Northern Carolina, Sue Sharp, her son John and his friend Dana and her eldest daughter Tina were bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer. Thankfully Shelia’s other two son’s Ricky and Greg and their friend Justin were left un-harmed. The youngest daughter, Shelia, had stayed with a friend that night and returned the following morning to the gruesome discovery. The perpetrators still haven’t been found and it is unlikely they ever will be. The Cabin 28 was demolished in 2006 after numerous unsuccessful attempts to sell. Occupents claimed to see murky forms and rocking chairs, someone once claimed to have found a pitchfork and the word ‘no’ carved into the kitchen door. Returning half an hour later, the words and pitchfork were gone. Other reports state of hearing moans, slamming doors and footsteps at times when the cabin is unoccupied. It certainly sounds like a terrifying place to visit…
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 29 Oct 2015
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