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Haunted Places

Places or areas that are said to be visited by ghosts or spirits. This also includes sites where paranormal phenomena have been reported.


Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges)

Athens, Ohio
The hospital was in operation from 1874 to 1993 and for many years, was Athens' largest employer. The site is now owned by Ohio University and is part of a development called The Ridges. It is considered to be haunted.


Belcourt Castle

Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Belcourt Castle is the former summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont. It is the only mansion in Newport which is both open to the public and has a private owner in residence.


Big Bay Point Light

Big Bay, Marquette County, Michigan, 49808
Big Bay Point Light is the only operational lighthouse with a bed and breakfast. It is reputed to be haunted, and the novel and movie Anatomy of a Murder were inspired by a murder at the lighthouse.


Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument

Gnadenhutten, Ohio
The Gnadenhutten Massacre, also known as the Moravian Massacre, was the killing on March 8, 1782, of ninety-six Christian American Indians, including sixty-eight women and children, by American militia from Pennsylvania during the American Revolution.


Golden North Hotel

Skagway, Alaska
In Room 23, a ghost that hotel employees have dubbed "Mary" appears in the form of ghostly images. An unexplained orb of light sometimes appears in Room 14.


Hotel Roosevelt

Los Angeles, California
The hotel was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner held at the Roosevelt Hotel.


James A. Garfield Memorial

Cleveland, Ohio
President and Mrs. Garfield are entombed in the lower level crypt, their coffins placed side by side and visible to cemetery visitors.


Kenworthy Hall a.k.a. Carlisle-Martin House

Perry County, Alabama
It is the only surviving residential example of Richard Upjohn's Italian villa style that was especially designed to suit the Southern climate and the plantation lifestyle. The building was designed and constructed for Edward Kenworthy Carlisle.


King Opera House

Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
There is a story of a doctor's daughter who fell in love with a leading man. A traveling salesman, who loved the daughter, pretended to be the actor and called the doctor and requested a meeting at the train depot - where the actor would be the next morning. When the doctor arrived at the train station and saw the actor, he shot and killed him. The ghost is said to materialize in the Opera House, dressed in a top hat and Victorian style coat with a long cape.


Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19130
Designed by John Haviland and opened in 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary.


Pickens County Courthouse

Carrollton, Pickens County, Alabama, 35447
This courthouse is famous for a ghostly image that can be seen in one of its windows. The image is said to be the face of Henry Wells, who was falsely accused of burning down the town's previous courthouse, and lynched on a stormy night in 1878.


Spook Hill

Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida
Spook Hill is a "gravity hill". An optical illusion where it seems vehicles and other objects roll uphill when they are actually going downhill.


The White House

Washington, District of Columbia, 20500
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.


Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40272
Opened in 1926 for tuberculosis patients, the hospital was often overcrowded. It was also used as a geriatrics hospital, but was closed in 1981 allegedly due to patient abuse. It is claimed to be the most haunted hospital in the eastern United States.


West Virginia State Penitentiary

Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, 26041
This gothic structure operated as a penitentiary from 1876 to 1995. Courts ruled that the 5 x 7-foot (2.1 m) cells were cruel and unusual punishment and the prison was closed. The site is now maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility.


Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
The Opera House was built in 1889 to house the library, council room, justice court, fire department & auditorium for the City of Woodstock.

Top 10 Most Popular Haunted Places Landmarks

  1. Spook Hill
  2. Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument
  3. Athens Lunatic Asylum (The Ridges)
  4. Big Bay Point Light
  5. West Virginia State Penitentiary
  6. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  7. James A. Garfield Memorial
  8. Golden North Hotel
  9. Pickens County Courthouse
  10. The White House

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