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Notorious Ghosts

Whether they were notorious in the crime books or on the silver screen, the ghosts mentioned in this article all have something in common , they liked to stir up the public and the presses with their antics. Who do you think could be included in this category?

The Ghost of Bonnie and Clyde

During the 1930’s, to say the names ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ would drum up notorious conversation. The duo teetered on the fine line of Robin Hood status and ruthless killers. Their relationship with one another and the exact role that Bonnie played in their notorious hijinks has been something of a mystery. However, in the end, the two were tracked down and mercilessly gunned down on May 23rd, 1934, right outside of Arcadia, Louisiana.

When their car (riddled with an immense number of bullets) was towed into town, their bodies were still inside. To this day, you will encounter a marker that indicates the site where the two lost their lives in a blaze of bullets. Residents claim that this location is haunted by the two. Some have reported to catch sight of ghostly images developing in photos taken of the marker.

The Ghost of James Dean

Some say that the actor who appeared in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and ‘East of Eden’ is behind the curse that has befallen his famed and beloved Porsche Spyder. Throughout the years, a legend has existed in regards to the car that took the life of the golden boy of Hollywood in the early 1950s. His personality and actions were notorious for living in the fast lane , known for fast cars, women, and living. In the end, his behavior became his downfall, as he lost his life in a head-on collision that took place on September 30th, 1955.

When Dean became the owner of the Porsche Spyder, he had dreams of racing it, but sadly, never got the chance to test it out in competition. Only a couple of weeks after he bought the car, he died in it. After his death, anyone who encountered the vehicle (or with any of its parts) became injured or suffered some sort of bad luck. Eventually, the car would disappear under a cloud of mystery.  

The Ghost of Al Capone

When it comes to the world of notorious gangsters, you can’t turn a blind eye to Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone , who earned the nickname of ‘Scarface’ and climbed in the ranks of Italian American crime. With a long list of infractions, including bootlegging liquor and smuggling illegal items, he created a name for himself during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s. Dwelling in the Chicago region, Capone was feared, as he claimed the throne of a criminal organization that went by the name of the ‘Chicago Outfit.’

Capone was buried at a family plot at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. When people pay a visit and do not show their respect, it is said that he makes a guest appearance. Additionally, his old stomping grounds of Alcatraz is said to have spectral banjo music coming from inside his old cell. Capone was actually one of the first inmates to call Alcatraz his home.