Was he pushed? Was it murder? Was it coincidence that after his death his wife became one of the richest women in New York City? The mysterious death of Stephen Jumel has caused whispers and rumors through three centuries, but no one living really knows the truth. What is said about Stephen and his wife Eliza is sordid enough for a modern day soap opera…imagine what post-revolution society may have thought and said about them if even half the claims were true! Continue reading
Most pubs are used to seeing scuffles and disturbances on their premises, but they are usually not of the supernatural kind.
However, at the Trocadero in Birmingham, West Midlands, Henry Skinner, a former landlord of the well-known city-centre bar, is making his presence felt 116 years after he was murdered there.
Mr Skinner knocks over glasses, flings beer mats and even throws loose change to the annoyance of staff.
But far from being a gin-soaked regular propping up the bar, Mr Skinner is in fact a ghost.
March 18, 1882 gunfire rings out in the night and the bullet fatally strikes its target– Morgan Earp, brother of the infamous law-man Wyatt Earp. Morgan Earp bleeds to death on a billiard table in Campbell and Hatch’s Billiards on Allen Street in Tombstone, Arizona.
Though the original building has likely been reduced to ashes in one of the many Tombstone fires, the location where Morgan Earp spent a lot of his waking hours in life is still frequented by him in death.