Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hauntings: Zoos

Zoo Hauntings

People usually head to the zoo to see the exotic wildlife, but in some zoos, the ghosts are watching you!  Here are five US zoos that are reportedly haunted.

A Ghostly Lioness – Cincinnati Zoo
At the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, it's said that visitors who stroll alone in isolated areas may find themselves stalked by a ghostly lioness.  People hear the sounds of footsteps and low growls, but turn around to find nothing behind them.  Glowing eyes shine from vacant sections of the zoo.


 The Zoo Director's Ghost – Alexandria Zoo
At the Alexandria Zoo in Louisiana, it seems the zoo director loved his job so much, even death couldn't keep him away.  Leslie “Les” Whitt died in 2008, but since then, his friends and staff have heard his voice and spotted his spirit in the zoo.


Apparitions – Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo is home to a number ghosts according tho staff and visitors.  The apparitions make their presence known through flickering lights, strange thumps, and the sound of old-time music.


The Ghost of the Elephant Trainer – Fort Worth Zoo
An elephant trainer was accidentally crushed to death by an elephant in 1987.  Since then, the man's been seen by staff at the elephant and zebra areas.  The zoo is also reportedly home to a ghostly woman in white, who paces in front of the zoo’s café, carrying a parasol and looking forlorn.


The Aqua Ghost – Oklahoma City Zoo
Some people claim that  in the Oklahoma City Zoo's aquatic area lurks the ghostly figure of a woman with long pale locks.  Few have seen her, but those who have find her unforgettable
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59 comments:

JeffO said...

Haunted zoos? Why not? I'm surprised the Cincinnati Zoo isn't haunted by the ghost of the last Passenger Pigeon. Congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge!

Andrew Leon said...

So you're saying the animals have souls?

I have zoos today, too.

betty said...

Very interesting about the haunted zoos; wouldn't have thought of an animal being a ghost!

WTG on finishing the challenge!

betty

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Haunted Zoo, great finish. Congrats on finishing A to Z. Whew! We did it.

Little Gothic Horrors said...

I love the idea of the ghostly lioness! The concept of animal hauntings is fascinating.

S.K. Anthony said...

A ghostly lioness! How cool. And Zoo ghosts? Way to go out with a BOOM! I enjoyed your A to Z ghosts, Lexa. :)

Sophie Duncan said...

For some reason, human ghosts scare me a lot more than animal ones, although I don't think I'd want to be stalked by a ghostly lioness!

Your posts have been really entertaining, it's been fun reading someone else's ghost stories this month :) Thanks for sharing.

Sophie
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Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I enjoyed your haunting posts, and now know to also stay away from The Philadelphia Zoo.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So interesting that zoos have ghost stories too. Loved your theme and congrats on finishing!

Kate Larkindale said...

Great! I was planning on taking the kids to the zoo tomorrow and now I'll be checking over my shoulder for ghosts all the way around. I'm pretty sure the elephant that used to live at our zoo probably still haunts the place.

Medeia Sharif said...

Interesting. I never heard of zoo hauntings before.

Congrats on finishing the challenge.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now I want to visit the zoo with the ghost cat!
Congratulations on finishing the Challenge.

Heather Holden said...

Wow, I've never heard of haunted zoos before! The ghostly lioness is especially intriguing...

mshatch said...

I'm surprised more zoos aren't haunted by the souls of all those caged animals. Although I have heard that Cincinnati zoo is one of the best.

And yes, Andrew, animals do have souls. Definitely.

Inge H. Borg said...

Now that you have finished haunting us (with great panache and knowledge), I hope you'll continue to "haunt" your new-found friends' blogs. Really enjoyed all your fascinating apparitions, Lexa.

Birgit said...

Oh I want to visit these zoos and I remember hearing about the man killed by the elephant in the news. There has been reported sightings and "hearings" on animals in various places so a lioness makes sense in a zoo

Melissa said...

When I first glanced at your post title, I thought it said 'Hunting.' LOL

Wow. Haunted zoos. Who knew?

Congrats on finishing the challenge. :)

messymimi said...

Zoos are such great places when well kept and the animals are happy. Now i'll wonder if they aren't hiding a secret.

Robin said...

The only one of those that would seriously freak me out is the ghostly lion. It might take me a moment to figure out that a LIVE lion hadn't escaped the cage and was tracking me. Gadzooks!

Inger said...

It's amazing to me that you managed to come up with Hauntings from A to Z. I have enjoyed this very creative journey with you and will stay in touch.

Julie Flanders said...

I've been to the Cincinnati Zoo a thousand times and have never heard the Lioness! Now I want to go see if I can find her.

I so loved your theme, Lexa!

Jennifer Hawes said...

If I heard a lioness sneaking up behind me, ghost or not, I'd run! So good to meet you through this challenge:)

Lady Lilith said...

I like a good ghost zoo. Makes it more interesting to visit :)

Michelle Wallace said...

We have so many Nature Reserves here. I wonder if any are haunted?
Congrats on finishing the challenge Lexa!

Sherry Ellis said...

Cool zoo ghost stories! I'm glad I didn't run into the lioness when my kids and I visited the Cincinnati Zoo!

cleemckenzie said...

A haunted zoo! I wouldn't have ever thought to look for one of those.

This has been one interesting A to Z topic, Lexa. Now you've got me thinking about ghosts being just about everywhere.

Keebles said...

Thanks so much for your challenge posts! Yours has been one of my favorites!

Crystal Collier said...

I think my favorite is the woman in white with the parasol. I was worried when you said there are 5, but none of them are near me. *shrugs* Guess we don't have enough zoo history around here to warrant spooks. =)

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athousandliveslived said...

Awesome final post!

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My theme featured books and their titles which started with the letter of the day. Congrats on finishing.

Stephsco said...

I have never once thought of a haunted zoo and now I'm terrified. For some reason this is creepier than an abandoned hospital or mineshaft.

Winter Moon said...

I've never thought of a zoo being haunted before...or of animal ghosts either.

A wonderful finale to your alphabet challenge! :)

Sharon Himsl said...

A haunted zoo? Now there's a new one for me. Wow, the stories they could tell..it's got me thinking... Huge applause for finishing the A-Z!!
Shells–Tales–Sails

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Haunted zoos. I never thought of such a thing when visiting a zoo. Why not? I've enjoyed visiting haunted places with you. Thanks.

Al Diaz said...

I must say I was an absolute fan of your theme. I didn't miss any post. I love ghost stories the way you put them. Congratulations on a terrific theme and on finishing the challenge.

Carol Kilgore said...

I loved reading these A-Z posts - probably because I've been to some of these places and had my own ghostly encounters :)

Mere Joyce said...

I love the idea of haunted zoos! Not something you immediately think of, but some very interesting stories there

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

The topic of zoos was a great choice for your Z haunting, and a very popular word this year!
Ho'omaika'i (Congratulations) on completing the AtoZChallenge; and Happy "May Day is Lei Day" Hawaii tomorrow! Gail visiting for AtoZ

Stephanie Faris said...

Are the ghosts human or animal?! I don't think our zoo is haunted at all. It's just a big outdoor park with animals.

Jocelyn Rish said...

You've featured a lot of super cool ghosts this month, so I can't believe you actually featured my favorite on the last day. A ghostly lioness?!?! I mean, it seriously does not get better than that!!

Congrats on making it to the end!

Shine Kapoor said...

Scary.

I personally do the like the idea of zoo, animals are caged for human's visual entertainment. Nice post

Munir said...

Great work with the At to Z. Congratulations ! I will have to visit and check the ones I did not get a chance to read. This is a fabulous blog and all the posts are very interesting. Thanks.

Lynda R Young said...

Now that's so cool! Zoos aren't the type of places you'd think would be haunted.

Valerie Storey said...

What a fascinating idea--never occured to me that there could be haunted zoos. I defintely want to follow this to learn more. Congratulations on completing the challenge and I look forward to reading more of your posts!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Haunted zoos ! Ghostly lioness !
Interesting post :)

Vikki T said...

Congratulations! WE DID IT :)

Thanks for stopping by at mine during the challenge...still LOVE your theme ;) xx

Misha Gericke said...

You know... it never occurred to me that zoos could be haunted, but now that you've mentioned it, there is some sort of sense to it. :-)

LD Masterson said...

Well that's just not fair. I've been to the Cincinnati zoo lots of times and I've never been stalked by the ghost of a lioness.

At least I don't think I have.

Congratulations on completing the A-Z.

Lara Lacombe said...

I'll have to look for the elephant trainer the next time I'm at the FW zoo!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Haunted zoos?!? I didn't even know they existed. So so awesome.

Cathrina Constantine said...

YAY were made it to ZZZZ! I enjoyed your theme a lot!! Love hearing about hauntings...

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Haunted zoos?! Sounds like great story inspiration.
Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge, Lexa!

Loni Townsend said...

The Aqua Ghost sound like the victim may have drowned. *shiver*

Zoo is an odd place to consider for a haunting.

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa,

Yep, finally, I have arrived. Ah, the hectic lives of us celebrities, eh!

I could of sworn I heard a *Boo!* at the Zoo.

Well done on completing the alphabet challenge. What am I saying?

All the beast, um best,

Gary, the cordial co-host of The Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

Ava Quinn said...

Okay. I think this one is the coolest of all the posts. You saved the best for last!

Great AtoZ, Lexa. I loved the whole thing!

DMS said...

What an interesting topic! I haven't thought much about animal ghosts until today. :) Thanks for sharing!!!
~Jess

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

The area where I live in inundated with ghost stories. I love it. We have many spirit animals. Haunting Zoo? No! I had no idea.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I can imagine it would be very scary to be followed by a ghostly lioness!

Maynard Morrissey said...

That is actually the very first time I ever heard about a haunted zoo. You know what? I'd love to see a film based on this idea. SyFy calling! ;)

TBM said...

That would scare the crap out of me!

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