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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.


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.


Bell Witch Cave

Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee
Visitors to the cave have reported seeing strange apparitions and hearing unexplained sounds. Many believe the Bell Witch Ghost now lives in the cave.


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.


Big Bend Tunnel

Talcott, Summers County, West Virginia, 24981
The tunnel is 6,500 feet long and was bored from 1870 to 1872. The legend of the race between John Henry and the steam powered drill began here. It is said that his ghost haunts the tunnel.


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, 90028
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.


Lemp Mansion

St. Louis, Missouri, 63118
The Lemp Mansion the site of four suicides by Lemp family members after the death of the son Frederick Lemp, whose William J. Lemp Brewing Co. dominated the St. Louis beer market before Prohibition with its Falstaff beer brand.


Myrtles Plantation

St Francisville, West Feliciana County, Louisiana, 70775
Touted as "one of America's most haunted homes", Myrtles Plantation is supposedly the home of at least 12 ghosts. It is often reported that 10 murders occurred in the house, but historical records only indicate the murder of William Winter.


Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, 83712
Old Idaho State Penitentiary has been featured on the television series Ghost Adventures.


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.


Shoshone Ice Caves

Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho, 83352
Once a source of ice for the town of Shoshone, these lava tube caves are not the most interesting, but there are legends that they are haunted by the Indian Princess Edahow who was buried in the ice.


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.


Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, 50864
At least three recorded paranormal happenings were claimed to have taken place at the Villisca Ax Murder House. Former tenants said that they had seen the figure of a shadowy man with an axe standing at the foot of their bed.


Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40272
Waverly Hills has been featured on ABC/FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth, VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project, and Sci Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters.


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. Gnadenhutten Massacre Monument
  2. Shoshone Ice Caves
  3. Golden North Hotel
  4. Spook Hill
  5. Bell Witch Cave
  6. Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary
  7. Big Bend Tunnel
  8. James A. Garfield Memorial
  9. Myrtles Plantation
  10. Big Bay Point Light