The Tennessee Wraith Chasers (TWC) ghost hunting team is getting their spooky on in an all-new series as they travel across the country investigating America's most haunted towns. From infamous hotbeds like Gettysburg and Salem to small towns with turbulent pasts that fueled generations of ghost stories, Haunted Towns explores places that played key roles in the darker chapters of American history, where battle, disaster, and injustice have condemned unsettled spirits to every street corner. Follow TWC – consisting of Chris, Doogie, Porter, and Brannon – as they interview witnesses, investigate hotspots using the latest ghost-hunting technology, and follow new leads until they can pinpoint who is haunting the town and why. But the team isn't just about collecting evidence. Their m.o. is to find truth – if any – in the legends that have shaped each town's paranormal notoriety.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Haunted Towns - Reportedly haunted locations in Oregon - Netflix
There are a number of widely reported haunted locations in the state of Oregon in the United States. Many reported hauntings in Oregon are linked to such historic places as the Oregon Trail and early coastal communities. Portland, the state's largest city and metropolitan area, was justifiably considered the most dangerous port city in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Its gritty history includes many famous (and not so famous) haunted places. In 2012, USA Today named Portland among the top ten most haunted cities in the United States. Reportedly haunted locales in Portland include the Bagdad Theater, a vaudeville theater built by Universal Studios in 1927, which is reportedly haunted by a maintenance man who committed suicide in the building; Pittock Mansion, a mansion overlooking the city that is reportedly haunted by its original owners; the Roseland Theater, a former church and music venue that is haunted by a club promoter who was murdered there; and, perhaps most widely reported, the city's shanghai tunnels, made up of various passages that run beneath the streets of northwest Portland that were used to smuggle prostitutes and sailors onto ships in the port, where they were often sold into slavery or forced labor. The shanghai tunnels have been widely reported on as one of the state's most haunted locations, and were featured on The Travel Channel's documentary series Ghost Adventures. Other sites widely reported to be haunted include the Hot Lake Hotel in Union; the Multnomah County Poor Farm in Troutdale; Rhododendron Village, a stop along the Oregon Trail near Mt. Hood; and the Welches Roadhouse, where a pregnant woman jumped to her death.
Haunted Towns - Portland - Netflix
Reed College has a reported share of hauntings, including a ghost on the third floor of the Prexy residence hall. Rimsky-Korsakoffee House is a coffee shop located in southeast Portland where poltergeist activity has been reported. The Roseland Theater is reportedly haunted by Timothy Moreau, a 21-year-old publicity agent who was murdered there by the club's owner in 1990, and whose body was never found. In 2008, Willamette Week named Roseland the “Best Haunted Venue” in a retrospective “Best of Portland” list highlighting the best of 1988.
The Bagdad Theater is a theater built by Universal Studios in 1927 that was used as a cinema as well as a theatre stage for plays and vaudeville shows. A theater maintenance man hanged himself behind the stage, and the women's bathroom is reportedly haunted by a spirit. It is now operated by McMenamins as a cinema and pub. The Benson Hotel in downtown Portland is reported to be haunted by the hotel's owner, Simon Benson, who built it in 1912. An apparition of a ghostly man descending the staircase of the hotel has also been reported.
Cathedral Park in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland is said to be haunted by Thelma Taylor, a teenager who was stabbed to death under the St. Johns Bridge (as the story goes), after being abducted and held for a night in August 1949. The Heathman Hotel located in Southwest Portland, is a hotel that was originally built in 1927, and is reported to have several haunted rooms. A psychic visited the hotel in 1999 and claimed to have witnessed an apparition standing at the foot of a bed. The Hollywood Theatre located in the Hollywood District of East Portland, was a venue built in 1926 that exhibited vaudeville shows and silent movies. It now operates as an independent, non-profit cinema. Staff and patrons have reported the apparition of a ghostly male in the upstairs lobby of the theatre, as well as the apparition of a woman who sits in the back rows of one of the upstairs screening rooms. Lotus Isle was an amusement park located on Hayden Island, reportedly haunted due to its dark history. The park's ballroom burned down in 1931, the year after a young boy fell off a roller coaster and drowned in the river below. The owner of the park committed suicide after the boy's death, and the park went into bankruptcy in 1932 before being demolished. The North Portland Library has been reported to be haunted. The security cameras in the upstairs meeting room would show someone sitting at the table when nobody is there, and footsteps were heard in the middle of the night outside the library. No paranormal activity has been reported after the church across the street was torn down. Oaks Amusement Park is an amusement park located in southeast Portland. Known as the “Coney Island of the Northwest” upon opening in 1905, many people have reported seeing the apparition of a lone child in vintage clothing there who disappears before their eyes. Old Town Pizza is reportedly haunted by a ghost named Nina, a prostitute who was murdered in the elevator shaft of the building in the late 1800s, when it was then the location of the original Merchant Hotel. Pittock Mansion is reportedly haunted by its original owners, Henry and Georgiana Pittock, who built the house and died there.
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