With Halloween just around the corner many of us a busy with last minute preparations including finding the perfect Halloween movies.
I know one of the the favorite activities during this season is watching scary movies, everyone wants to be scared for just a little bit. But it seems that Halloween movies get bloodier and gorier each year and the higher the body count the more popular the flick is. I personally don’t like blood and gore. Watching zombies chew up body parts are not my idea of a scary Halloween movie, gross but not really scary. I much prefer classic Halloween movies that don’t involve too much blood and guts splashing across the screen and screaming high school kids frantically running from zombies or monsters.
In my opinion classic Halloween movies that play on your mind are much more scary and can really send goosebumps up your arm for days if not weeks to come.
So pop some corn, grab your movie partner, and get comfy, I’m going to share with you 6 of my all time favorite classic Halloween movies. If you prefer the blood and gore then pop one of John Carpenter’s Halloween movies in your DVD. I hope you enjoy them, but if you’re looking for something that’s subtly scary read on!
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“I see dead people” the boy whispers, it never fails to send chills down my spine. The movie hooks you in from the start and ends with an unexpected surprise.
I love this movie! If you haven’t seen it you must, if you’ve seen it before it’s definitely worth seeing again.
It’s not violent, bloody, or gory; but it’s very spooky![spacer height=”-20px”]
When I say Psycho I mean the original 1960 version, not the recent remake. Although I have to admit watching the series for a while, it was pretty good.
But the original version of Psycho is classic Hitchcock. Easy on the gore; heavy on the suspense. The soundtrack is enough to bring on nightmares!
Did you know that Hitchcock filmed this movie in black and white because of the infamous shower scene? It’s true, he did because he didn’t want the bloody scene to be too gory. He felt it would detract from the story line.
This classic movie is a real thriller. Jane, aka Baby Jane in her child star days, and her wheelchair bound sister, Blanche, also an aging child star, are forced to live together in an old Hollywood mansion.
Watch the sisters’ plot and plan as one is bent of revenge and the other desperately trying to regain her childhood career.
Very suspenseful![spacer height=”-20px”]
This movie was released when I was in 8th. grade. After much begging I finally got my parents to agree to let me see the movie. I had nightmares for months!
The whole movie is about a teenage girl played by Linda Blair, who somehow gets possessed by the devil. The desperate mother turns to a Catholic priest who spends days trying to rid the child of the evil entity.
Ever since I first say this movie I’ve never been able to eat pea soup again! Watch it, you’ll see what I mean.
A list of classic Halloween movies wouldn’t be complete with out at least one vampire movie and Dracula is probably the most famous or infamous vampire.
Over the years since Bram Stoker’s classic novel was published in 1897 there have been numerous movies produced. It’s actually hard to choose one as I actually like a couple of them. Old time favorites are Christopher Lee’s 1958 movie The Horror of Dracula and Bela Lugosi’s 1931 Dracula.
But recently those 2 favorites have gotten to seem a bit campy, what with all the new fangled special effects they use these days. So my current favorite is the Francis Ford Coppola 1992 production. It does not disappoint!
This 1993 thriller with child star Macaulay Culkin of the Home Alone movies fame is a lesson in good and evil and that things or people aren’t always what they seem to be.
These are just 6 of my all time favorite Halloween movies, I hope you find them enjoyable.
Do you have a favorite Halloween movie? Please share it with us!
England’s Tower of London is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world; not surprising given it’s bloody history. The Tower counts among it’s prisoners Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII’s second wife, and Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just over a week.
Both ladies were subsequently executed on the Tower’s grounds.
England boasts many more haunted places from castles and churches to parks and cemeteries. But haunted places aren’t limited to England, or for that matter Europe. Just about every continent, country, city, and town has at least a ghost story or two which is inevitably linked to a specific location. America is no different, from coast to coast and from north to south our country has hundreds if not thousands of reportedly haunted places. Some, like the Queen Mary in California, are world famous, others local legends famous only to the town’s inhabitants and serious ghost hunters.
In the fall, specially closer to Halloween, many of us like to experience a little thrill and go on a ghost tour or drive by places that look spooky. There’s definitely no lack of haunted places in each state. Here’s a list of haunted places, one from each state, some famous, others not so. Perhaps one or two of them will be close enough for you to visit this year.
Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama
Alabama – Sweetwater Mansion
Year Built: 1828 – 35 (estimate)
Address: 842 Sweetwater Avenue, Florence, AL 35630
The Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama has seen plenty of history. Construction began in 1828, it was here that Union and Confederate officers stayed during their respective occupation of the city during the Civil War. It is said that many of its former residents reside here still. Children’s laughter is said to be heard and items that mysteriously move.
Golden North Hotel Skagway, Alaska Creative Commons license by Noel Zia Lee
Alaska – Golden North Hotel
Year Built: 1898
Address: 3rd. & Broadway Skagway, Alaska
Filled with hopes for a bright future Mary came to Alaska as the fiancee of prospector Klondike Ike. Mary locked herself in the couple’s hotel room to await her beloved who went off in search of gold, he never returned.
When concerned hotelkeepers finally gained entrance to her room they found her dead, dressed in the wedding gown she was to wear on her wedding day.
Today guests have been spooked by a pale ghostly figure looking out the window still awaiting her lover’s return or by a figure standing over their bed checking to see who’s in it.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Arizona – Jerome Grand Hotel
Year Built: 1926
Address: 200 Hill St, Jerome, AZ 86331
There is no shortage of haunted places in the state of Arizona, but one of the most famous is the town of Jerome, a quaint community in northern Arizona. All sorts of specters are said to haunt many of the town’s historic buildings.
The most haunted is thought to be the vintage Jerome Grand Hotel. It opened as the United Verde Hospital in 1927. Miners from the nearby copper mine were treated here for serious injuries many of which proved fatal; insane people were also treated here for their mental illness. The hospital closed in 1950 and re-opened as the hotel in the late 1990s.
Today ghost enthusiaists, including my cousin and his family, book rooms here hoping to catch a phantom nurse or hear a scream or two during their stay. My cousin and his family have stayed here twice and have never had a paranormal experience, but the town has many nice shops and restaurants making it a nice place to spend the weekend.
I can’t talk about Arizona ghost towns without mentioning the town of Tombstone. During my last visit the lady at the fudge shop told me the whole town is filled with spirits. She claimed their their presence could be felt as you wander the town’s streets and buildings. I’m not sure about the streets, but whenever we’re in town we usually stop for drinks at the Crystal Palace Saloon, and I hate going to the restrooms located in the back of the building. Walking down the hallway to the restrooms always gives me the creeps and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Haunted or imagination? I’m never quite sure. We did the Bird Cage Theater ghost tour, it was fun, but we didn’t really have a ghostly experience. But here’s a YouTube video called Haunted Birdcage Theatre Ghosts caught on film !!! and the theater was featured on the TV show about haunted places.
Arkansas – Hwy 365
Driving along Arkansas 365 in Woodson, just south of Little Rock can turn into a paranormal experience.
Motorists driving this road on dark rainy nights have claimed to have encountered a young girl on the roadside. They give her a lift, she tells them where she must go, but when they get to the destination the girl has vanished.
I think just about every town has a similar story, here in Hawaii it’s said that Madame Pele, the volcano goddess, has been seen asking for rides along many of our roads.
California – Disneyland
Year Built: 1955
Address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
California has many haunted places including Alcatraz in San Francisco and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, but I would never had thought of Disneyland as a haunted place.
It is said that the “Happiest Place on Earth” is truly haunted. The Space Mountain Ride and the women’s employee locker room is said to be haunted by a man who died on the ride in the 1970s and The Christmas Shop on Main Street, Tom Sawyer’s Island, and Tomorrowland all house a spook or two.
Colorado – Stanley Hotel
Year Built: 1909
Address: 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is hands down the most famous haunted hotel in the Rockies. This sprawling luxury hotel that opened in 1909 is a favorite with dignitaries and ghost hunters.
This hotel inspired author Stephen King to write his bestselling book “The Shining”. Today there are many stories of paranormal activity, particularly in room 217.
Courtesy of damnedct.comYear Built: 1700s
Connecticut – Union Cemetery
Address: Easton, CT 06612
Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut is said to be the most haunted spot in the state and possibly the most haunted cemetery in the country.
The famed “White Lady” is said to wander this 400 year old cemetery.
Courtesy of Haunted Houses.com
Delaware – Fort Delaware
Year Built: 1848
Address: Delaware City, DE 19706
Fort Delaware sits on Pea Patch Island just off Delaware City. Built in 1848 and decommissioned in 1943 this fort was never attacked. It did house has many as 16,000 prisoners at one time.
Reached only by ferry today Fort Delaware is part of the Delaware Park System. No one lives there anymore, just the ghosts of past inhabitants.
The park services offers ghost hunting tours on the island. Click here for more info!
Florida – Round Cypress Head
This particular bend of the St. John’s River in Seminole County, Florida with a cluster of cypress trees, is known as Round Cypress Head. Many have said they have witnessed paranormal activities in this dark dank area of cypress woods. It is said that the woods is home to demons and/or witches. Folks are warned to not venture there for fear of being eaten by these monsters. Locals claim that fishermen have gone missing in this river and many claim the woods are most definitely haunted.
Georgia – Madison Square
Year Built: 1837
Address: 332 Bull St. Savannah, Georgia 31401
The quaint southern city of Savannah is arguably the most haunted city in Georgia.
Known for its southern charm and hospitality along with its antebellum architecture many of it’s historic buildings and spaces are said to host a specter or two.
Madison Square was the site of a Revolutionary Battle and British soldiers were buried there. Shadowy figures are said to be lingering in the park.
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Hawaii – Hilton Hawaiian Village
Year Built: 1957
Address: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Steeped in legends and lore from ancient Hawaiian days to missionary days and beyond the 50th. State has its own host of haunted places. Night Marchers are said to walk the land at night and Madame Pele the volcano goddess can be frightening or almost playful.
The islands are filled with many haunted places including schools, bridges, libraries, drive-in movie lots, and hotels.
The luxurious Hilton Hawaiian Village is said to be one such place. Folks have reportedly seen the Lady in Red wandering the halls or even the beach. It’s said she could have been a guest who tragically died at the hotel or Madame Pele herself.
Idaho – Idaho State Penitentiary
Year Built: 1870
Address: 2445 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712
The Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise is supposedly the most haunted prison in the state.
Constructed in 1870 and added to over the years this prison has seen more than its fair share of violence. It is said the hauntings began soon after the riots that started to erupt within the prison walls in 1935.
Illinois – Nelly Dunton Home
Year Built: 1843
Address: 401 E. Lincoln St., Belvidere, Illinois
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The Nellie Dunton Home in Belvidere, Illinois is said to be haunted by this broken hearted woman who lived here before the Civil War. Folks claim to see her in the house and around the neighborhood.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Indiana – French Lick Springs Hotel
Year Built: 1845
Address: 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432
French Lick Springs Hotel is a historic resort in the town of French Lick, Indiana. Among the paranormal activities here it is said that its former owner lingers in the service elevator.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Iowa State University
Iowa – ISU
Address: Ames, IA 50011
Originally known as Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts when it was founded in 1858, Iowa State University (it was renamed in 1959) is known for its agriculture, engineering, and science programs.
It is also home to the ghost of Frederika Shattuck who was said to haunt the theater named after her for her contributions to the theater department. Shattuck Theater was torn down hence this other worldly being has moved to the Fisher Theater on campus.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Kansas – Hutchinson Public Library
Address: 901 N Main St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
The Hutchinson Public Library in Hutchinson, Kansas is said to be haunted by its former librarian named Ida Day. Locals say she wanders the building sometimes sorting or looking thru books
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Kentucky – Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Year Built: 1910
Address: 4400 Paralee Ln, Louisville, KY 40272
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky opened in 1910 to house victims of the Tuberculosis Epidemic. Over 63,000 people including patients, doctors, and nurses died there. The death toll in this building is comparable to a battle field, it’s no wonder it is said to be haunted.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Louisiana – Hwy 154
Address: Hwy 154, Gibsland, LA
Directions: (Courtesy of Roadside America)
From Gibsland, drive south 2.5 miles on Hwy 154. Turn right to stay on Hwy 154 (If you go straight you’ll be on Hwy 517. If you pass the Springfield Baptist Church you’ve driven too far). Follow Hwy 154 another 5.5 miles. You’ll see the monument on the right.
From haunted bayous to voodoo queens, Louisiana is host to many ghosts, and goblins, and other things that go bump in the night. The historic city of New Orleans is home to the blues and filled with many quaint shops and restaurants, it’s also steeped in mystery. Walking down the streets of the French Quarter on a foggy night can be very creepy. I know we were creeped out one dark and foggy February night as we walked down Decatur Street. You get kind of an eerie feeling and if you’re not careful your imagination might kick into high gear!
But did you know that it was in this state where the infamous duo Bonnie and Clyde met their end? This lone stone in Gibsland, Louisiana marks the ambush site. Legend has it that on nights when the moon is full you can still hear the gunfire.
Ellis Pond East Andover, Maine
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Maine – Ellis Pond
Address: 2 Medawisla Way, Roxbury, ME 04275, USA
Ellis Pond, also known as Roxbury Pond in serene East Andover, Maine is said to be haunted. Visitors walking along the shores have reported hearing or feeling a presence even when they are alone.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Antietam Battlefield in Maryland
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Maryland – Antietam National Battlefield
Address: 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
There are hundreds of haunted places in the small state of Maryland, but the Antietam Battlefield is possibly the most haunted. Over 23,000 souls lost their lives here making it the site of America’s bloodiest single day battle. It’s no wonder those poor souls still wander the field and battle sounds can reportedly still be heard.
Today it’s a National Battlefield and is part of the US National Park System.
Massachusetts – Lizzie Borden House
Year Built: 1845
Site of one of the most infamous double ax murders in American History, the Lizzie Borden House in Falls River, Massachusetts is now a Bed and Breakfast.
I would be surprised if it wasn’t haunted. It is reported that guests have seen apparitions in the house.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Michigan – Landmark Inn
Year Built: 1930
Address: 230 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855
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Famed pilot Amelia Earhart was a guest at The Landmark Inn, located in Marquette, Michigan before she mysteriously disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
They say that she sometimes shows up in room 502.
Minnesota – Forepaugh’s Restaurant
Year Built: 1870
Address: 276 Exchange St S, St Paul, MN 55102
Staff and diners claim this St. Paul, Minnesota restaurant is haunted by the building’s former owner and his mistress who committed suicide here in 1892.
Back then it was the home to Joseph Forepaugh, today it is Forepaugh’s Restaurant.
Stuckey’s Bridge Enterprise, Mississippi
Mississippi – Stuckey’s Bridge
Year Built: 1901
Address: Stuckey Bridge Rd, Chunky, MS
I-20 exit 121 south. Turn left onto Hwy 80, drive east two miles, then turn right onto Point Winata Lake Rd. Drive seven miles and turn left onto Stuckey Bridge Rd. The road will turn to gravel and will dead-end at the bridge.
Stucky’s Bridge in Enterprise, Mississippi is said to be haunted by the inn-keeper named Stucky. He supposedly robbed and murdered guests who stayed at his inn. He was caught and hanged on this bridge.
Truman House Independence, Missouri
Missouri – Truman House
Year Built: 1867
Address: 223 N Main St, Independence, MO 64050
This 14 room Victorian mansion in Independence, Missouri is now a museum. It was the home of President Truman, and of course it is said to be haunted by the President himself. Today it’s a National Historic Park and is part of the US National Park System.
Little Bighorn Battlefield Crow Agency, Montana
Montana – Little Bighorn
Address: Interstate 90 Frontage Rd, Crow Agency, MT 59022
The scene of the historic battle known commonly as Custer’s Last Stand the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana is home to many spirits. Apparitions and Native American war cries have been reported here. Today it is a National Monument and is part of the US National Park System.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery
Nebraska – Brother Sebastian’s Steakhouse
Year Built: 1977
Address: 1350 S 119th St, Omaha, NE 68144
Brother Sebastian’s, a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska is said to be haunted by Bill Walden, a regular patron who passed away but still frequents the joint.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas, NevadaYear Built: 1945
Nevada – Flamingo Hotel
Address: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Billy Wilkerson, owner of the Hollywood Reporter and several night clubs in Los Angeles started building the original Flamingo Hotel in 1945. Due to high costs Mr. Wilkerson soon ran into financial trouble. He was “persuaded” to take on partners by none other than the famed mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. The hotel was given the nickname of Bugsy’s girlfriend Virginia Hill who the story claims he called Flamingo due to her dyed red hair. He built himself a fortified apartment in the hotel but was gunned down on a trip to Los Angeles.
The hotel is supposedly haunted by none other than Bugsy himself. He reportedly haunts the Bugsy or Presidential Suite which is rumored to have the gold bathroom fixtures he had in his apartment at the original hotel. He has also been seen in the gardens by his memorial and at the wedding chapel where his apartment was supposedly located.
We’ve stayed at the Flamingo Hotel many times, back in the late 1990’s, before the Bellagio opened. We’ve never stayed in the Presidential Suite so I can’t say if it’s haunted or not. But recently we stopped by with our grandsons and walked around the gardens, we didn’t see any ghosts.
Huntress Hall Keene, New Hampshire
New Hampshire – Huntress Hall
Year Built: 1926
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Address: Appian Way, Keene, NH 03431
Built in 1926 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire this college dorm called Huntress Hall is said to be haunted by its namesake Harriet Hunter.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Hindenburg Crash Site Lakehurst, New Jersey
New Jersey – Hindenburg Crash Site
Address: 2650 Hwy 547, Lakehurst, NJ
Directions: (Courtesy of Roadside America)
To tour the crash site you need to call the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society at least two weeks in advance to register and be approved (U.S. citizens only): 732-818-7520. At the Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station. Garden State Parkway exit 81A (Lakehurst/Toms River) to Hwy 37 West. At the traffic circle, follow the signs to US Hwy 70 W., then turn right onto Hwy 547 (McDonalds on left). The entrance to the base will be on the left.
One fateful evening, May 6, 1937, the airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed killing 36 people. Today it is said that screams can still be heard at the crash site in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Chaco Canyon New Mexico
New Mexico – Chaco Canyon
Chaco Canyon National Historic Park in New Mexico is an eerie place. It’s haunting beauty and great stone work is a testament to past ages. Folks claim to have the eerie feeling of being followed while visiting this park.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
The Dakota New York City
New York – The Dakota
Year Built: 1884
Address: 1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
Built in 1884 the Dakota is one of the most sought out residences in New York City. This landmark building built in gothic style architecture was where the horror movie “Rosemarie’s Baby” was filmed. But it’s most known as the building where former Beatle John Lennon lived and was shot and killed on December 8, 1980.
It is said that the famous musician sometimes appears to the building’s residents, although he is not this building’s most famous ghost. That honor belongs to the two children dressed in late 19th. century style who have been seen since the 1960’s. It’s not sure who the children are, but it is assumed that they were once residents of the building, more likely around the time it was constructed.
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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North Carolina – Carolina Inn
Year Built: 1924
Address: 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Built in 1924 Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is said to be haunted by no fewer than 20 ghosts. The most famous one is that of Dr. William Jacocks. He lived in room 256. He pulls pranks and locks guests out of his former room, even after it was renovated in 1990. The room was partitioned to become part of 4 other rooms and electronic locks were installed to prevent such pranks. No go, he still manages to jam the new locks.
North Dakota – Apple Creek Country Club
Year Built: 1948
Address: 8921 County Rd 10, Bismarck, ND 58501
Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck, North Dakota is reportedly haunted by a former chef.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Big Four Train Depot Galion, Ohio
Ohio – Big Four Train Depot
Year Built: 1900
Address: Crawford County, Ohio
The Big Four Train Depot in Galion, Ohio is said to be the most haunted building in town. It’s seen its share of tragedies and historic events of the town. Folks claim that at times the building shakes as if a train is passing by.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Oklahoma – Skirvin Hilton
Year Built: 1911
Address: 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Guests at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okalhoma claim to hear infant cries and female voices during their stay. It is thought it’s the ghost of a former maid who killed herself and her illegitimate child by jumping out of one of the windows of the hotel.
Oregon – Bagdad Theatre
Year Built: 1927
Address: 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Built by Universal Studios in 1927 the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon housed both vaudeville type shows and moving pictures, today it’s a cinema and pub, it also is home to 2 haunts.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
George Washington Headquarters Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania – George Washington Headquarters
Year Built: 1700’s
Address: 1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406
Straight out of history books is Valley Forge.
Every American knows or should know about the hardships the Continental army suffered here during the Revolution.
Today it’s a National Historical Park in Pennsylvania. Visitors claim to have seen men dressed in period army dress.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Belcourt Castle Newport, Rhode Island
Rhodes Island – Belcourt Castle
Year Built: Early 1890s
Address: 657 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI
Though Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island is not really haunted, some of the furnishings and decor is reportedly so. The objects here have a haunted history including chairs and a suit of armor.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Hotel Aiken Aiken, South Carolina
South Carolina – Hotel Aiken
Year Built: 1878
Address: 235 Richland Ave W, Aiken, SC 29801
Holley House or the Hotel Aiken in Aiken, South Carolina was built in 1878. It is reportedly haunted specially on the second floor.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
1880 Train Hill City, South Dakota
South Dakota – 1880 Train
Address: 222 Railroad Ave, Hill City, SD 57745
The 1880 Train in Hill City, South Dakota was the first locomotive steam engine brought to the area. Today the Highliner Eatery is located within the train. Employees report seeing a spectral in a brown suit.
Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee – Ryman Auditorium
Year Built: 1892
Address: 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennesee is more famously known as the Grand Ole Opry House because it was the site for the show, was built in 1892. It is reportedly haunted by none other than Hank Williams, Sr. whose voice has been heard within singing his songs.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
The Alamo San Antonio, Texas
Texas – The Alamo
Year Built: c. 1744
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
I’m sure just about everyone’s heard of the Alamo located in San Antonio, Texas.
Many American folk heroes including James Bowie and Davy Crockett died here defending the Alamo against the forces of General Santa Ana during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. During that battle over 2000 lives were lost. It’s not a stretch to hear reports of restless spirits wandering here.
Mountain Meadows Massacre Site
Utah – Mountain Meadows Massacre Site
Address: about 35 miles southwest of Cedar City, Utah
Reports claim that the Mormon Militia massacred a group of settlers at this site in Central, Utah in 1857. Today visitors to the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site report hearing screams in the wind.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Glastenbury Mountain Bennington County, Vermont
Vermont – Glastenbury Mountain
Legend has it that Glastenbury Mountain in Shaftsbury, Vermont is believed to be cursed by Native Americans, they used it as a burial ground. There have been several unsolved disappearances on the hiking trails. All the trails stop partway up the mountain as if forbidding hikers to continue.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Monticello Charlottesville, Virginia
Virginia – Monticello
Year Built: c. 1772
Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
The beloved home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, located outside of Charlottesville, Virginia is said to be haunted by the famous former owner himself.
Thornewood Castle Inn Lakewood, Washington
Washington – Thornewood Castle Inn
Year Built: Over 500 years ago
Address: 8601 N Thorne Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
This inn located in Tacoma, Washington is where Stephen King’s movie “Red Rose” was shot. It’s called the Thornewood Castle Inn and guests and staff have reported seeing strange apparitions and lights.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Harper’s Ferry West Virginia
West Virginia – Harper’s Ferry
Address: 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia is on the site known for its battles during the Civil War. Many apparitions including a marching army have been reported here.
Maribel Hotel Maribel, Wisconsin
Wisconsin – Maribel Hotel
Year Built: 1800s
Address: Maribel, WI 54227
Built in the 1800s and rumored to have been owned by Al Capone the Maribel Hotel in Maribel, Wisconsin burned down in the 1920s. It’s rumored that it’s haunted.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Bighorn Medicine Wheel
Wyoming – Bighorn Medicine Wheel
Address: Big Horn National Forest, Wyoming
Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Big Horn, Wyoming is said to be at least 12,000 years old. It’s not known who built it. Legend has it that if you fast within the circle for 4 days ancient spirits will come to you.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Ford Theater Washington DC
Washington DC – Ford Theater
Year Built: c. 1863
Address: 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Although it’s not a state this post wouldn’t be complete without a haunted place in Washington D.C.
Our Nation’s Capital is not lacking for haunted places, many of them famous, or more appropriately infamous.
At the top of the list would be Ford’s Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. It is said his footsteps can still be heard echoing up the back stairs to the President’s Box.
I’ve taken you thru the states from A-W and the District of Columbia. Each state has many more haunted places, let me know if you’ve visited any of them!
For a list of scary places around the world check out this post by Michele Smarty. It’s awesome!
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