10 Most Haunted Places in America

Visiting the 10 most haunted places in America is fun at any time; you don't need to wait for Halloween. In fact, you'll find smaller crowds at haunted places if you visit during the winter or spring months. These haunted places in America are haunted throughout the year; it's just the crowds that get more intense during October.

  • Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: This battlefield saw more than ten thousand men die in battle. Now that the battlefield is a national historical site, tourists frequently report seeing what they at first think are civil war re-enactors, only to find out there were no actors in the park at the time.
  • The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado: The only thing you need to know about the Stanley is that Stephen King wrote The Shining while he was staying there. If that isn't enough to entice you, guests report sighting apparitions and objects moving by themselves.
  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky: The Waverly is a former tuberculosis hospital. Visitors have sighted ghostly nurses and shadowy forms and report hearing disembodied voices.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: This place is described as a haunted house inside a prison. The penitentiary has been investigated by several ghost hunters and featured on several television documentaries. It has ghostly apparitions, mysterious lights and eerie sounds.
  • Saint Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine, Florida: Legend has it that three little girls died at the lighthouse during its construction. Visitors hear the sounds of crying and footsteps and frequently see mysterious lights.
  • Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois: This cemetery is one of the most haunted cemeteries in America. It has more than one hundred documented ghost sightings.
  • Bell Farm, Adams, Tennessee: An unknown entity tormented John Bell on his farm until he died under mysterious circumstances. The spirit is known as the Bell Witch. The witch supposedly roams the grounds of the farm to this day. People report hearing the sound of eerie screams and rattling chains. 
  • Goldfield Hotel, Goldfield, Nevada: This hotel was built over a gold mine. Many believe the hotel is home to several ghosts. Visitors report seeing the ghost of a pregnant woman chained to a radiator in one of the rooms.
  • Winchester Mansion, San Jose, California: This Victorian-style mansion took more than 38 years to build. The house contains false doors, a staircase leading to the ceiling and a séance room. Organ music is frequently heard from the Blue Room. There are also numerous cold spots and odd odors.
  • Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, Missouri: The Lemp family built this mansion in 1860 and then experienced a series of tragedies. The son of William Lemp died. William Lemp committed suicide. Years later, his daughter and two other people died in the mansion. It is a currently a restaurant and the staff has reported hearing strange noises and seeing apparitions and objects flying through the air. 
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