Last year I got to wondering about haunted Christmas places. You know, places that have Christmas-themed names? Like North Pole, Alaska or Santa Claus, Indiana. Did any of them have reports of paranormal activity?
But that’s all I ever did was wonder about it. I never took the time to look into it at all. This year, however, I did a little digging.
FINDING CHRISTMAS PLACES
I came across a site called Geo Community that had a Holiday Place Names page. It listed 12 of the most commonly used holiday place names, which they surmised to be:
- SANTA CLAUS
- NORTH POLE
ARE THEY HAUNTED?
I used three of my favorite sources (Haunted Places Directory, Shadowlands, and StrangeUSA) to see if any of the specific places mentioned on Geo Community with the above Christmas names had any paranormal activity.
To my surprise, I found not stories of places haunted by ghosts, but by activity of the UFO kind. StrangeUSA.com ended up being the major contributing source for this information.
CHRISTMAS PLACES WHERE UFOs ROAM
Here are the places with Christmas names that have also had UFO sightings:
- Christmas Valley, OR
- Rudolph, WI
- Holly Pond, AL
The only sort of ghost Christmas place I found was Christmas, Arizona. Apparently there is an abandoned house not far from this Old West ghost town that is haunted.
I’m thinking it’s Santa’s winter place. He becomes a snow bird after his work is done on December 25th and sort of hides out in a place most would never suspect to find him –the desert!
But I’m not surprised by the UFO activity at the other places. It makes sense you’d have things flying in the skies at Christmas Valley, and Rudolph probably lights it up special for a place that shares his name, and Holly Pond sounds like a delightful place for the reindeer to stop and get a drink. After all, pulling a sleigh must work up quite a thirst!