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15 Of The Most Unsettling Child Ghost Stories That Are Known To Still Exist



A Child ghost - the idea itself is very tragic and sad. Most of them undoubtedly had their lives taken by some gruesome tragedy making them doomed to walk amidst the living forever. Some of them are even cursed to repeat their final moment of pain and despair, too scared and helpless to cross over. Well, there are a few famous child ghosts have created reputations for themselves too. While some of them are helpful and friendly, some have been found to be evil and downright creepy acting as an agent of doom themselves. Here are 15 creepiest child ghost stories bound to rattle some nerves or at least make us pause and think about it.

1 The Ghostly Children of New Orleans

Well if it’s America and it’s a ghost story it has to start from the city of New Orleans. This city has seen a lot of violence both manmade and natural which makes it a watering hole for everything supernatural. You would be surprised to find so many instances of haunting involving child ghosts as well. The Famous (or shall we call it infamous) Andrew Jackson Hotel which sits quaintly in the French quarters of the city has its own share of fame thanks to a ghastly fire in the 19th century which engulfed it. This fire burnt the actual building which was a residence before it was converted into a hotel. There are various versions of stories of a young specter or even a bunch of dead children who are often seen playing and running across the hallways and rooms. There have been plenty of sightings by tourists and visitors to consider this more than a rumor or a hoax. 

The Ghostly Children of New Orleans

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2 San Antonio's Railroad Children

This can be safely stated to be the popular of urban legends in Texas. It is tragic as it about a group of children who lost their lives in a ghastly train accident…which were menacingly common in the late 19th and early 20th century. The saddest part of this story is that their souls could never rest in peace and are stuck to that particular fatal track becoming silent vigilantes to prevent any further track accidents like their own. In fact, the belief is so entrenched in this part of town that if you park your car on those fateful tracks and spread flour on the bumper, your car would be pushed off to safety with small fingerprints all over the back of your car.! Heart-wrenching! 

San Antonio's Railroad Children

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3 The Sobbing Child of Little Moreton Hall


This story comes across the pond from Cheshire, England. In an idyllic village, there is a house called the Moreton hall which completes the postcard-perfect vista of its idyllic English countryside. Just that, the chapel of the house is agog with the incessant cry of a baby which is invisible to all. Umpteen attempts to locate the child both inside and outside the house by visitors have proven futile, so much so that everyone has finally given up looking for it and gave this house its new eerie sobriquet. 

The Sobbing Child of Little Moreton Hall

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4 Crybaby Bridge

The name itself is morbid and nothing grand can be expected from any bridge which is famous for its creepy name. The bridge is in Alderson, Oklahoma. If local rumors are to be believed, a woman was raped by her father multiple times and later he would throw the infants she delivered off the bridge! Horrendous! But there are supposed to be a few more crybaby bridges across the country with similar narratives of the sound of a weeping child at night. 

Crybaby Bridge

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5 The Radiant Boy

A child ghost always has a tragedy or malicious story attached to its demise which can never be hopeful making them so many times worse than other traditional counterparts. The story of a Radiant Boy is the worst of all. These specters are vicious and the harbinger of doom. They are glowing naked boys who are a portent of evil which always paves way for future death or destruction if seen by a mortal. The most famous example was of Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquees of Londonderry, who saw a floating radiant boy at his Cumbrian Corby castle in the middle of the night in his bedchamber. Years later he committed suicide by slitting his own throat with a penknife!!! 

The Radiant Boy

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