Superstitious sports fans beware: Ghosts are finding their way into the sports world
Are you the sports fan who wears the same pair of underwear, unwashed, until your team’s next playoff game? Superstition often finds its way into the sports world… and apparently ghosts do too.
Frightening Frontier Field
Not only does bad luck seem to hover around teams, but how about a bad omen?
Home of the AAA N.,Y Red Wings baseball team, Frontier Field is known as the worlds first ‘official’ haunted sports arena. In 1996, human bones were uncovered during the stadium’s creation.
In 2005, Rochester Paranormal became the first paranormal group mentioned on ESPN Sports Center after they set out on a private tour of Frontier Field to find evidence of paranormal activity. The team returned with haunting testimonials and photos. Photos of levitating heads, foggy figures, and other unexplainable images were captured. Some of the investigators claimed they interacted with past tenants of the area.
Hellish Hockey Hall of Fame
Does Dorothy sound like a frightening name to you? It probably doesn’t. This story might change your mind.
Over the years there have been reports of a black-haired ghost named Dorothy filling the Hockey Hall of Fame’s halls with weary moans and blood curdling screams. It has been said that lights react strangely, objects float and doors unexplainably open and close at the hall. The sound of footsteps and the cold touch of an unfamiliar entity have also been reported.
No one knew what or even who Dorothy was, until The Toronto Star uncovered the death records of a woman named Dorothea Mae Elliot in 2009. She shot herself in a Toronto Bank of Montreal women’s washroom, March 11, 1953. The old bank became the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.
Eerie Eddie Plank
Think you have a pretty good pitching arm? I bet you’ve never stopped to think if you could pitch better than a person who passed almost 90 years ago?
Eddie Plank was born in 1875 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Plank became Major League Baseball’s first left-handed pitcher to win 300 games and holds the title for the third-most all time left-handed victories at 326. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946 after 17 seasons in the Majors. The Hall of Famer eventually suffered a stroke and away passed at the age of 50 in 1926, yet he apparently was spotted pitching again?
For a short period of time in 1996, a baseball-like object travelling the same distance from a pitching mound to a home plate at the Gettysburg PA house where Plank had his stroke. There were also reports of an invisible man’s grunt and footsteps.
Next time you’re superstitious about what socks to wear watching the game, think about the other ‘members’ who could be joining you. Could someone or something be shaking your fridge beers after all? Whether you’re superstitious or not, please don’t be that fan wearing crusty playoff shorts.