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Dumas Beach, Gujurat in India is a popular tourist spot with black sand and wonderful sea views. Most tourists shop and visit unaware that the locals say it is one of the most haunted beaches in India.

The Hindu belief is that the soul is normally in two states the first being the waiting for rebirth (reincarnation) and the second is when the soul reaches Nirvana. There is one exception to these two which is when someone has a horrible or sudden death.

Dumas Beech’s ghostly story may well stem from the fact it is a cremation ground. Cremations are to allow the soul to leave its earthly trapping. Many of the dead could be counted as tormented souls and locals state they often hear noises or whispers when they walk along the beach.

They say that dogs they walk try to stop them going to certain spots and perhaps they are sensing those spirits and try to stop their human companions coming into contact with them or feeling distress. There are also stories that tourists who have walked down the black sand at night have disappeared and not been found.

But is any of it true? LINK

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The area in Ireland has been identified due to missing people that are between their late teens and forties, all women and all have disappeared without any explanation or evidence. They appear around the eastern part around the borders of Leinster. The unofficial list gives 6 to 8 people that went missing and the popular hypothesis is that it may have been a serial killer (or killers) that operated in the area during this period. The women have been in the media periodically and Irish Police have an operation to try and resolve it but sadly nothing has come up as of yet.

Annie McCarrick went missing in 1993, she was 26 years old, an American student who was last seen outside Johnny Fox’s pub in Glencullen, County Dublin: After that in the same year is Eva Brennan, aged 40 who left her parents house to go back to her apartment and was never seen again. A year later, Imelda Keenan who was 22 years old went missing from Mountmellick, County, she went missing 3rd January 1994 and the last sighting of her was in Waterford.

Josephine Dollard, aged 21 went missing in 1995 and was in the Moone area, she was hitchhiking back from Dublin to Kilkenny and a witness saw her using a payphone but that’s the last sighting. Then in 1996 Ciara Breen, aged 18, went missing from Dundalk and in the same year Deidre Jacob went missing without a trace. She was a few yards from her parents and her case is puzzling because she was also near passing motorists who witnessed her approaching her parents drive-way, however she never made it. In 1996 Fiona Pender was 7 months pregnant at 25 years old. She stepped out of her flat one evening and was never seen again. Then in 1998 came the disappearance of 19 year old Fiona Sinnott, who was last seen leaving a pub in Broadway, County Wexford.

In 2012 there was a renewed interest because news broke about a 30 year old pregnant woman named Aoife Phelan who disappeared as she walked home from her friends. Her remains were later found, sadly, and a 24 year old man was charged with her murder, he was not linked to the other missing women.

For many it seems that they fear it is the work of a serial killer, either alone or with an accomplice, police have looked at Larry Murphy for this and was convicted of murder in 2001 for indecent acts and trying to strangle a Carlow business woman. He was surprised by two hunters as he tried to do so and ultimately they saved the poor woman. He strongly maintains that he is NOT connected to the murders and a woman said she knew it was not Larry Murphy, others also say however that since his imprisonment the vanishing stopped, but this is conjectural and does not really answer anything about where the poor women are.

Old BBC Article on the matter

Mysterious Universe Article

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The story of a missing woman has featured on The Oprah Winfrey a Show, 48 Hours, Unsolved Mysteries, A Current Affair and also America’s Most Wanted as it is believed she was kidnapped when she was reported missing on 20th September, 1988. She was near here home in Belen, New Mexico when the disappearance occurred.

The 19 year old followed her customary routine of a bike ride, where she told her mother to come and fetch her if she was not back by noon, her mother Patty Doel contacted the police when she could not find her. Her bike has never been found, and the only evidence of her in the area was her tape and some pieces of her walkman. A Ford pick-up might  have been part of the incident, it was seen by witnesses but this has never been located either.

A photograph then surfaced in 1989, it was of a young girl and boy. The girl was Tara Calico according to her mother and Scotland Yard but the Las Alamos National Laboratory did not agree and the FBI said it was inconclusive.

Twenty years after her disappearance the Valencia County Sheriff said he knew what had happened. Rene Riviera said that boys who had known her from school had driven up behind her and an accident had occured. When Calico died they covered up the crime, and Riviera even went so far as to say that he knew who they were but with no body or evidence he could not do anything more. Her father said the statement should not have been made, no one has been named and it sounds like conjecture without any facts to back it up. So far the mystery and case remain unsolved.

The author of the video does correct his mistake for the year she disappeared.

Dickie’s skull appears to be part of the “screaming skull” events that are recounted throughout history. This one takes place in Tunstead, Milton, Derbyshire. Tunstead Farm is now colloquially known as Dickie’s Farm to many from the 1700’s onwards.

There are several legends about who he is, but there is one thing for sure. the hauntings reported at the farm are associated with the skull there.

Any strangers on the land would soon be noticed when the residents would hear furious knocking on the door that would see no one outside, it would appear Dickie was a good guard dog as well!

Unfortunately he did deter farm labourers too as they were sent away due to the noises. However Dickie wasn’t just there to scare people away. when the farm animals were in need of aid he would notify them of that too with his rappings and knockings.

Dickie was once stolen, he was traced to Cheshire. The villains were eager to hand him over as well, saying that the noises had been unbearable.

In 1988 Dickie was reported as lost, no doubt if he wants to come home he will make sure he is heard from.