Believe in them or not, the stories of these female ghosts live on. But whether born from folklore or a historical tragedy, each of these ladies has a haunting tale:
1. Bloody Mary
Dare you stand before a mirror and call her name thrice, she’ll appear. The folklore involving this ghost varies. Some believe she was a witch from the notorious Salem trials. Others claim she was the victim of a grisly murder by a stranger or lover. Still others believe her to be Mary I, Queen of England, damned for her persecution of the Protestants. Even whether or not she’s a dangerous spirit in the first place, is a matter of debate.