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Ghosts at Disneyland aren’t that surprising, given all the human remains floating around

Ghosts at Disneyland aren't that surprising, given all the human remains floating around

It shouldn’t be all that surprising to hear that there may be ghosts at Disneyland, given the number of cremated remains scattered throughout the park.

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about Disneyland: the place is said to be littered with human ashes.

In 2007, a woman was caught on camera dumping the ashes of a loved on while on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. She was never caught, but she is far from alone. Apparently it happens all the time, and it’s usually the ashes of children who loved the park and died at a tragically young age. It’s not an urban legend either, it’s been confirmed.

That may help to explain why many believe the park is haunted.

It’s not like a ghost has been caught punching someone in the back of the head while riding Space Mountain, but there are reports of ghostly figures seen walking around the park. There are even stories of the ghost of Walt Disney walking the grounds. That’s probably connected to the urban legend that Disney’s cryogenically frozen head is buried somewhere underneath Disneyland.

Disney was actually cremated, but when has fact ever stopped a good story?

The clip below though is a little harder to explain. It looks very much like a figure walking the park, passing through gates as if they weren’t there.

The video was posted in 2009, but it seems to pop up once a year, usually around Halloween.

One explanation put forward is that the security footage is recycled and the person is just someone from an earlier recording that wasn’t properly deleted. That’s a possibility, but a remote one. If that was the case, there should be several other images walking around; if it were the afterimage of a person walking around at night, they shouldn’t be able to walk through locked gates.

There are actually several Disneyland haunting stories throughout the years. Ironically – or maybe just coincidentally – some of the most enduring come from the Haunted Mansion ride.

That might sound a little too convenient, but the image above is said to have been taken by a passenger on the Haunted Mansion ride. According to the woman that took it, she captured several images in infrared (to not bug the other riders), and when she went through the images she found something she wasn’t expecting – the image of a young boy staring at her.

You could write this one off easily enough, but she swears that she didn’t see a boy and there was no one in their group of that age. The other guests also reported strange incidents, including a young boy running through the various sets.

The ride is a hit with children, and more than one family is said to have dumped the ashes of their deceased child while on the ride (some have been caught, others are just rumors). Disney probably isn’t in a hurry to crush any stories about actual ghosts2 in the Haunted Mansion either.

I don’t know, the image just looks like a normal kid to me. The video below though, that’s a little tougher to explain.



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