Halloween Trips to Scary Destinations
Haunted locations across the United States have long been the stuff of lore and legend for decades. When we are young, scary ghost stories around the campfire bring back memories of being scared but also of having fun. If you’re interested in checking out some haunted locations, there are many different places scattered throughout our country that have some infamous tales of murder, lost unrequited loves, and brave death on the battlefield. These amazing ghost stories have long fascinated people looking for adventure and maybe even a sound or sight of someone whose spirit continues to live on. While most skeptics may not believe in ghosts, the real purveyors of the supernatural believe there are plenty of places in America that are the home to different ghosts and hauntings. Just reading about these tales can make one believe that there may actually be such a thing as a spirit walking around an old home, hospital, battlefield, or even along a winding stretch of road somewhere.
Cemeteries, Hotels, Battlefields and More…
Some well-known haunted places consist of old homes, where murders occurred or family members passed away before their time. Others include scary cemeteries where ghosts can be spotted during the day and night. Some legendary hotels claim to have spirits haunting them, including some who are quite famous, most notably in New York and California. Of course, many of America’s battlefields and forts are plagued by the spirits of soldiers who perished in battle. Creepy old, abandoned hospitals and theaters are commonly the places of haunted legends. There are roads and bridges where people have lost their lives in a tragic accident; mining towns where no one lives anymore and even bars that have claimed to lay witness to a few hauntings now and again. Some tourists opt to take self-guided tours and explore these creepy locations on their own, while many provide tours that explain the history behind the hauntings and feature a tour guide to walk you through the experience. A few famous hotels and homes will even let visitors stay the night to see if they can discover a few ghost sightings of their own.
We all want to believe there is something beyond this life, and ghost stories have become a popular facet of American culture. Delving into the many different folk tales reveals a wide array of haunted locations across this great nation. It’s even surprising that you may not have to travel far to find a haunted location near you. There are countless places throughout the United States that claim to be home to any number of ghosts. These adventures might not be for the faint of heart, however. Often people experience strange sounds, feelings, and even actual sightings. No one can say for sure whether or not ghosts really exist but half of the fun is honestly believing that they do. It makes learning about and exploring these amazing haunted locations even more exciting, thrilling, and a bit terrifying. You can visit many of these places throughout the year, where guided tours or lone adventures await you on your quest for life beyond the grave.
- Ten of America’s Most Haunted Cemeteries
- The Ghosts of Salem’s Howard Street Burying Ground
- Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois
- Hollywood Ghosts of the Roosevelt Hotel in California
- Ghost Sightings at the Hotel Chelsea in New York
- The Hauntings of The Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania
- Belcourt Castle: Haunted American Castle
- Hauntings of Thornewood Castle in Washington State
- History of the Haunted Beardslee Castle in Little Falls, New York
- America’s Medieval Castles and the Ghosts that Haunt Them
- Haunted Jails and Prisons (list with links)
- Haunted Alcatraz
- Real Ghost Sightings of Eastern State Prison
- The Many Haunted Prisons of Ohio
- Ten Haunted Military Forts and Battlefields
- Looking for Ghosts at Fort William Henry
- Military Ghosts: Fort Concho, Texas
- New England’s Most Haunted Asylums
- Photographer Captures Haunting Images of Abandoned Asylums in America