The Most Haunted Place in Every State

by Megan DuBois

The Most Haunted Place in Every State

by Megan DuBois

Fall is here and for many folks, that means sharing scary stories and traveling to spooky sights. Fortunately, every state in America is home to haunted attractions where the paranormal reigns supreme. Those who are brave enough can plan a visit to some of the most haunted places in every state.

Fall is here and for many folks, that means sharing scary stories and traveling to spooky sights. Fortunately, every state in America is home to haunted attractions where the paranormal reigns supreme. Those who are brave enough can plan a visit to some of the most haunted places in every state.

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Alabama: The Malaga Inn

The Malaga Inn, which dates back to 1862, is located in Mobile, Alabama. The original structure was built as two townhouses for the Goldsmith and Frohlichstein families, respectively. Today, the hotel has gained a reputation as one of the most haunted properties in the country. Many guests have spotted a woman in white pacing the balcony of room seven, along with flickering lights and moving furniture. 

The Malaga Inn, which dates back to 1862, is located in Mobile, Alabama. The original structure was built as two townhouses for the Goldsmith and Frohlichstein families, respectively. Today, the hotel has gained a reputation as one of the most haunted properties in the country. Many guests have spotted a woman in white pacing the balcony of room seven, along with flickering lights and moving furniture. 

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Alaska: At The White House

At The White House is a seemingly quaint bed and breakfast located in the town of Skagway. The structure was first built in 1902, previously serving as a hospital and, afterward, a daycare center. After a bad fire, the building, which was restored after several years, would later become the current inn. Guests have reported a woman -- believed to be the ghost of the daycare owner -- standing still and looking over their shoulder.

At The White House is a seemingly quaint bed and breakfast located in the town of Skagway. The structure was first built in 1902, previously serving as a hospital and, afterward, a daycare center. After a bad fire, the building, which was restored after several years, would later become the current inn. Guests have reported a woman -- believed to be the ghost of the daycare owner -- standing still and looking over their shoulder.

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Arizona: Hotel Congress

Downtown Tucson is home to Hotel Congress, which was built in 1919. The hotel is best known for the capture of the Dillinger Gang, a group of bank robbers led by John Dillinger. People have said they’ve encountered two spirits that may or may not have been part of the Gang: A woman who smells like roses and a man who looks out of the second-floor windows. The hotel also has several other ghost encounters, which you can read more about here.

Downtown Tucson is home to Hotel Congress, which was built in 1919. The hotel is best known for the capture of the Dillinger Gang, a group of bank robbers led by John Dillinger. People have said they’ve encountered two spirits that may or may not have been part of the Gang: A woman who smells like roses and a man who looks out of the second-floor windows. The hotel also has several other ghost encounters, which you can read more about here.

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Arkansas: 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is one of the most haunted hotels in America. The mountain resort, which is located in Eureka Springs, previously served as a women’s college and hospital. The hotel is open for overnight guests, but don’t be scared if you feel the presence of someone else in your room even if no one else is there. The property also offers ghost tours, which include a stop inside the morgue. 

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is one of the most haunted hotels in America. The mountain resort, which is located in Eureka Springs, previously served as a women’s college and hospital. The hotel is open for overnight guests, but don’t be scared if you feel the presence of someone else in your room even if no one else is there. The property also offers ghost tours, which include a stop inside the morgue. 

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California: Sebastiani Theatre

Strange sights and sounds are often heard at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, California, and it’s not always from the performers on stage. The theatre is reportedly home to the ghost of a young girl in a 1930s-style yellow dress. Workers at the theater call the ghost Trixie because of the tricks she tends to play on everyone. The ghost has been seen reflected in the women’s restroom mirror, while her laugh has been heard in the dressing room backstage.

Strange sights and sounds are often heard at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, California, and it’s not always from the performers on stage. The theatre is reportedly home to the ghost of a young girl in a 1930s-style yellow dress. Workers at the theater call the ghost Trixie because of the tricks she tends to play on everyone. The ghost has been seen reflected in the women’s restroom mirror, while her laugh has been heard in the dressing room backstage.

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Colorado: The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has been haunting guests for over 100 years. The hotel served as inspiration for the now-iconic novel, The Shining, after author Stephen King experienced a spooky stay in Room 217. Brave travelers can sign up for the Spirited Night Tour, a guided 60-minute tour featuring ghost stories and some of the property's most haunted sights. 

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has been haunting guests for over 100 years. The hotel served as inspiration for the now-iconic novel, The Shining, after author Stephen King experienced a spooky stay in Room 217. Brave travelers can sign up for the Spirited Night Tour, a guided 60-minute tour featuring ghost stories and some of the property's most haunted sights. 

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Connecticut: The Mark Twain House

Hartford, Connecticut is home to the Mark Twain House, which served as the former home of the famous American writer. October at the house brings the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours, where guests can learn more about the scary history behind the house with the hopes of encountering a ghost or two. The home is said to be haunted by a lady in white. 

Hartford, Connecticut is home to the Mark Twain House, which served as the former home of the famous American writer. October at the house brings the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours, where guests can learn more about the scary history behind the house with the hopes of encountering a ghost or two. The home is said to be haunted by a lady in white. 

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Delaware: The Amstel House

The Amstel House can be found in Newcastle, Delaware. Rumor has it the house is haunted by a few spirits who once lived in the home but are now residing here as they wait for loved ones to come back from war. One particular spirit is believed to be the ghoulish haunt of the house down the street, since, at one point, both homes were connected via an underground tunnel.

The Amstel House can be found in Newcastle, Delaware. Rumor has it the house is haunted by a few spirits who once lived in the home but are now residing here as they wait for loved ones to come back from war. One particular spirit is believed to be the ghoulish haunt of the house down the street, since, at one point, both homes were connected via an underground tunnel.

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Florida: St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine is one of America's most haunted cities. Here, visitors can explore the St. Augustine Lighthouse, but beware: Some people claim to have heard and seen the daughter of the original lighthouse builder roaming around the museum's second floor. 

St. Augustine is one of America's most haunted cities. Here, visitors can explore the St. Augustine Lighthouse, but beware: Some people claim to have heard and seen the daughter of the original lighthouse builder roaming around the museum's second floor. 

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Georgia: The Hamilton-Turner Inn

Savannah, Georgia is said to be the most haunted city in the country, and one of the ghostly gatherings takes place at The Hamilton-Turner Inn. While staying at the Inn, people have reported the sounds of children laughing and billiard balls rolling across the floor. The ghost of a man smoking a cigar is sometimes spotted on the roof. Other guests have told a more sinister tale of a Confederate soldier knocking on the doors of rooms, which many believe is because the house was built on top of his gravesite.

Savannah, Georgia is said to be the most haunted city in the country, and one of the ghostly gatherings takes place at The Hamilton-Turner Inn. While staying at the Inn, people have reported the sounds of children laughing and billiard balls rolling across the floor. The ghost of a man smoking a cigar is sometimes spotted on the roof. Other guests have told a more sinister tale of a Confederate soldier knocking on the doors of rooms, which many believe is because the house was built on top of his gravesite.

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Hawaii: Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace was built in 1882. It served as the home of Hawaii’s last ruling royal monarchy, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. Sadlly, Queen Liliuokalani was imprisoned in her bedroom before dying in 1917. Visitors and on-duty guards have reported the sound of footsteps, the smell of cunning cigars, and the sight of a woman standing at the bedroom window. Moreover, it's believed that the spirit of the Queen, as well as a few others still reside here.

Iolani Palace was built in 1882. It served as the home of Hawaii’s last ruling royal monarchy, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. Sadlly, Queen Liliuokalani was imprisoned in her bedroom before dying in 1917. Visitors and on-duty guards have reported the sound of footsteps, the smell of cunning cigars, and the sight of a woman standing at the bedroom window. Moreover, it's believed that the spirit of the Queen, as well as a few others still reside here.

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Idaho: The Old Idaho Penitentiary

After opening in 1872, the Old Idaho Penitentiary (temporarily) housed some of the most notorious criminals in the Wild West. Today, you can explore the solitary confinement area, the cell blocks, and the gallows. The penitentiary also offers paranormal events, affording visitors the chance to connect with former prisoners and guards who continue to haunt the site. 

After opening in 1872, the Old Idaho Penitentiary (temporarily) housed some of the most notorious criminals in the Wild West. Today, you can explore the solitary confinement area, the cell blocks, and the gallows. The penitentiary also offers paranormal events, affording visitors the chance to connect with former prisoners and guards who continue to haunt the site. 

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Illinois: Chicago Water Tower

The city of Chicago has a haunted past. The Chicago Water Tower is a downtown landmark that’s located along the Magnificent Mile. The building was one of the only ones to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. One legend says that, as the flames continued, one worker stayed behind to man the water pumps. As the fire got closer, he moved to the top floors of the tower and hung himself. Today, several people have claimed that a shadowy likeness can be seen in the top windows of the tower.

The city of Chicago has a haunted past. The Chicago Water Tower is a downtown landmark that’s located along the Magnificent Mile. The building was one of the only ones to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. One legend says that, as the flames continued, one worker stayed behind to man the water pumps. As the fire got closer, he moved to the top floors of the tower and hung himself. Today, several people have claimed that a shadowy likeness can be seen in the top windows of the tower.

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Indiana: The Culbertson Mansion

The Culbertson Mansion is located in the heart of downtown New Albany, Indiana. It was constructed in 1867 by William Culbertson, who, at the time, was the richest man in Indiana. Today, the home offers daily tours -- and the staff here keep a detailed file of strange occurrences dating back to 1977. Some visitors at the house have seen puffs of smoke come from nowhere, while others have reported the smell of cigar smoke. It's possible that the paranormal activity may be from a now-deceased Culbertson family member.

The Culbertson Mansion is located in the heart of downtown New Albany, Indiana. It was constructed in 1867 by William Culbertson, who, at the time, was the richest man in Indiana. Today, the home offers daily tours -- and the staff here keep a detailed file of strange occurrences dating back to 1977. Some visitors at the house have seen puffs of smoke come from nowhere, while others have reported the smell of cigar smoke. It's possible that the paranormal activity may be from a now-deceased Culbertson family member.

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Iowa: Squirrel Cage Jail

One structure in Iowa that can’t be ignored is the Squirrel Cage Jail in Pottawattamie County. The 1885-era Gothic-style building served as a jail until 1969. Inside the cell section of the jail, you can still see signatures and dates that prisoners have etched into the walls. The jail is said to be haunted by the spirits of four people, including one prisoner who died here after falling three stories in an attempt to carve his name into the ceiling. Jail staff have recounted hearing footsteps and voices and seeing shadows and moving doors. 

One structure in Iowa that can’t be ignored is the Squirrel Cage Jail in Pottawattamie County. The 1885-era Gothic-style building served as a jail until 1969. Inside the cell section of the jail, you can still see signatures and dates that prisoners have etched into the walls. The jail is said to be haunted by the spirits of four people, including one prisoner who died here after falling three stories in an attempt to carve his name into the ceiling. Jail staff have recounted hearing footsteps and voices and seeing shadows and moving doors. 

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Kansas: Hollenberg Pony Express Station

The Hollenberg Pony Express Station was built in 1857, serving as a popular pit stop for riders headed out to California and Oregon. Now, it’s a hotbed for paranormal activity: Visitors have reported hearing horse hooves and disembodied voices (rumored to be ghosts). One reported spirit is that of Gerat Hollenberg. Staff often tell stories of him hiding items or rearranging things as they walk out of a room.

The Hollenberg Pony Express station was built in 1857, serving as a popular pit stop for riders headed out to California and Oregon. Now, it’s a hotbed for paranormal activity: Visitors have reported hearing horse hooves and disembodied voices (rumored to be ghosts). One reported spirit is that of Gerat Hollenberg. Staff often tell stories of him hiding items or rearranging things as they walk out of a room.

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Kentucky: Talbott Tavern

The Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky dates back to the late 1700s. In the past, guests have claimed to see outlaw Jesse James walking through the hallways, while others have seen a lady dressed in 17th-century garb roaming through the property. The bed and breakfast is notorious for guests checking out after just one night of ghostly encounters.

The Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky dates back to the late 1700s. In the past, guests have claimed to see outlaw Jesse James walking through the hallways, while others have seen a lady dressed in 17th-century garb roaming through the property. The bed and breakfast is notorious for guests checking out after just one night of ghostly encounters.

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Louisiana: LaLaurie Mansion

New Orleans, Louisiana is filled with frightening tales of ghosts, but none is more fear-inducing than the story behind LaLaurie Mansion. The original owner of the home, Delphine LaLaurie, was known to throw lavish parties for the city’s elite. When a fire took over the home, firefighters discovered slaves that were chained and tortured in a concealed chamber. After LaLaurie fled the country, future owners never stayed in the house long after seeing ghosts of the slaves.

New Orleans, Louisiana is filled with frightening tales of ghosts, but none is more fear-inducing than the story behind LaLaurie Mansion. The original owner of the home, Delphine LaLaurie, was known to throw lavish parties for the city’s elite. When a fire took over the home, firefighters discovered slaves that were chained and tortured in a concealed chamber. After LaLaurie fled the country, future owners never stayed in the house long after seeing ghosts of the slaves.

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Maine: Museums of Old York

Old York is known to be one of the best-preserved English settlements in the United States. As visitors walked through the area, they have reported strange occurrences that can only be referred to as ghost stories. One of the most prominent stories is that of The White Witch -- a figure of a woman walking down the street alone. Doors tend to open and close by themselves here sometimes, too.

Old York is known to be one of the best-preserved English settlements in the United States. As visitors walked through the area, they have reported strange occurrences that can only be referred to as ghost stories. One of the most prominent stories is that of The White Witch -- a figure of a woman walking down the street alone. Doors tend to open and close by themselves here sometimes, too.

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Maryland: Fell Family Cemetery

Baltimore, Maryland has a slew of local haunts, and the Fell Family Cemetery is one of them. The family cemetery is thought to only have a few male members resting in eternal peace there. As moonlight washes over the street and last calls are made at the local bar, people have claimed to see a ghostly figure walking the streets. Legend has it that it’s likely one of the two brothers who settled here back in the 1700s.

Baltimore, Maryland has a slew of local haunts, and the Fell Family Cemetery is one of them. The family cemetery is thought to only have a few male members resting in eternal peace there. As moonlight washes over the street and last calls are made at the local bar, people have claimed to see a ghostly figure walking the streets. Legend has it that it’s likely one of the two brothers who settled here back in the 1700s.

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Massachusetts: The Lizzie Borden House

While Salem, Massachusetts is notorious for witch hunts and haunted stories, the other most haunted place in the state is Fall River's Lizzie Borden House, which is both an inn and a museum. As the story goes, Lizzy Borden killed her father and stepmother with a hatchet in 1892. Guests and employees have reported hearing weeping, footsteps, and indiscernible conversations from empty rooms. A ghost in Victorian-era clothing has also been seen in the hallways. The property also offers ghost tours

While Salem, Massachusetts is notorious for witch hunts and haunted stories, the other most haunted place in the state is Fall River's Lizzie Borden House, which is both an inn and a museum. As the story goes, Lizzy Borden killed her father and stepmother with a hatchet in 1892. Guests and employees have reported hearing weeping, footsteps, and indiscernible conversations from empty rooms. A ghost in Victorian-era clothing has also been seen in the hallways. The property also offers ghost tours. 

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Michigan: Marquette Harbor Lighthouse

Lighthouses are notorious for being haunted, but one truly spooky place is the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. Visitors have reported sightings of a little girl staring out of the tower window, when, in fact, no one is there. The ghost is said to be that of one of the lightkeeper's daughter, who fell from the rocks nearby and was badly injured.

Lighthouses are notorious for being haunted, but one truly spooky place is the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. Visitors have reported sightings of a little girl staring out of the tower window, when, in fact, no one is there. The ghost is said to be that of one of the lightkeeper's daughter, who fell from the rocks nearby and was badly injured.

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Minnesota: Mounds Theatre

The city of St. Paul is home to the 1992-era Mounds Theatre, where paranormal sightings are rumored to place today. The owner of the theater has told stories of getting physically grabbed by a ghost while working late one night, and people who have braved the basement have been left with claw marks on their backs. Talk about a creepy place to be alone.

The city of St. Paul is home to the 1992-era Mounds Theatre, where paranormal sightings take place today. The owner of the theater has told stories of getting physically grabbed by a ghost while working late one night, and people who have braved the basement have been left with claw marks on their backs. Talk about a creepy place to be alone.

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Mississippi:The McRaven Tour Home

The McRaven Tour Home (AKA The McRaven House) is located in Vicksburg. It previously served as a hospital and a campsite for Confederate soldiers. Rumor has it that 11 people were buried here. Some visitors have reported seeing several ghosts, including the spirit of Mary Elizabeth Howard (who died at the home in 1836), John Bobb (a Confederate soldier who was killed in 1864), and William Murray (who died inside the house in 1911) Today, the property offers ghost investigations and candlelit tours (seasonal). 


 
 

The McRaven Tour Home (AKA The McRaven House) is located in Vicksburg. It previously served as a hospital and a campsite for Confederate soldiers. Rumor has it that 11 people were buried here. Some visitors have reported seeing several ghosts, including the spirit of Mary Elizabeth Howard (who died at the home in 1836), John Bobb (a Confederate soldier who was killed in 1864), and William Murray (who died inside the house in 1911) Today, the property offers ghost investigations and candlelit tours (seasonal). 

 

 

 

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Missouri: The Elms Hotel & Spa

The Elms Hotel & Spa in Missouri is sure to spook you out. Guests at the hotel are said to have seen the ghost of a gambler who was involved in illegal activities during the Prohibition era, as well as the ghost of a former housekeeper. No one knows how many ghosts actually take up residence at the hotel, but you can check-in for the night to find out for yourself.

The Elms Hotel & Spa in Missouri is sure to spook you out. Guests at the hotel are said to have seen the ghost of a gambler who was involved in illegal activities during the Prohibition era, as well as the ghost of a former housekeeper. No one knows how many ghosts actually take up residence at the hotel, but you can check-in for the night to find out for yourself.

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Montana: Virginia City

Those who visit Virginia City often comment about seeing a black-robed figure walking in the streets. Additionally, guested at the Bonanza Inn -- which used to be the hospital of the Sisters of Charity --  have reported unexplained noises and smells. Historians think the ghost is that of a nun who used to look after the townspeople. If you make your way to Virginia City, you can decide for yourself if the ghost is naughty or nice.

Those who visit Virginia City often comment about seeing a black-robed figure walking in the streets. Additionally, guested at the Bonanza Inn -- which used to be the hospital of the Sisters of Charity --  have reported unexplained noises and smells. Historians think the ghost is that of a nun who used to look after the townspeople. If you make your way to Virginia City, you can decide for yourself if the ghost is naughty or nice.

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Nebraska: Museum of Shadows

This is one spot you won’t want to go to alone. Besides, there's nothing creepier than a museum that houses haunted artifacts from around the world. This Omaha museum has over 3,000 pieces in its collection -- and all of them have a ghostly tale to tell. Visitors at the museum have reported strange happenings like hearing voices and seeing apparitions. The museum security cameras have also verified that the space has a resident poltergeist. 

his is one spot you won’t want to go to alone. Besides, there's nothing creepier than a museum that houses haunted artifacts from around the world. This Omaha museum has over 3,000 pieces in its collection -- and all of them have a ghostly tale to tell. Visitors at the museum have reported strange happenings like hearing voices and seeing apparitions. The museum security cameras have also verified that the space has a resident poltergeist. 

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Nevada: The Goldfield Hotel

The Goldfield Hotel is thought of as one of the most haunted places on the West Coast. The hotel opened in 1908 and has 154 guest rooms, but Room 109 is the most haunted. This room housed the owner’s mistress, who was tied to a radiator here throughout her pregnancy. After the baby was born, the mistress and baby disappeared. During private tours, guests have heard crying, allegedly from the mistress and the baby. Other spirits that have been encountered are that of a woman and man who both killed themselves at the hotel.

The Goldfield Hotel is thought of as one of the most haunted places on the West Coast. The hotel opened in 1908 and has 154 guest rooms, but Room 109 is the most haunted. This room housed the owner’s mistress, who was tied to a radiator here throughout her pregnancy. After the baby was born, the mistress and baby disappeared. During private tours, guests have heard crying, allegedly from the mistress and the baby. Other spirits that have been encountered are that of a woman and man who both killed themselves at the hotel.

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New Hampshire: The Chase House

Portsmouth is a quaint town in New Hampshire, but it's also home to one of the most haunted buildings in the state. The Chase House dates back to the late-19th century as a home for orphans, later becoming a court-appointed children’s home. People who enter the home often see the ghost of a young girl who hung herself in her room late at night in the hallway. Others have heard screaming from inside her former room.

Portsmouth is a quaint town in New Hampshire, but it's also home to one of the most haunted buildings in the state. The Chase House dates back to the late-19th century as a home for orphans, later becoming a court-appointed children’s home. People who enter the home often see the ghost of a young girl who hung herself in her room late at night in the hallway. Others have heard screaming from inside her former room.

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New Jersey: The Seabrook–Wilson House

The Seabrook–Wilson House (nicknamed The Spy House)  is one of the oldest homes in Port Monmouth, dating all the way back to the 1600s. Over the years, visitors have claimed to see a woman walking from room to room looking for her child (the ghost of a small boy looking out of the windows), as well as a bearded sea captain roaming the grounds. The captain may in fact be the nefarious Captain Morgan, who was known to torture people in the basement of the house.

The Seabrook–Wilson House (nicknamed The Spy House)  is one of the oldest homes in Port Monmouth, dating all the way back to the 1600s. Over the years, visitors have claimed to see a woman walking from room to room looking for her child (the ghost of a small boy looking out of the windows), as well as a bearded sea captain roaming the grounds. The captain may in fact be the nefarious Captain Morgan, who was known to torture people in the basement of the house.

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New Mexico: KiMo Theatre

Albuquerque's KiMo Theatre is said to be haunted by a little boy named Bobby. In 1951, Bobby was killed at the theatre when a water heater exploded. Now, people see him in the same outfit he was in that tragic day: jeans and a striped shirt. He’s known to play with the lights and sound during performances, and things often go missing. To ensure these things don’t happen, performers leave out treats for Bobby each night.

Albuquerque's KiMo Theatre is said to be haunted by a little boy named Bobby. In 1951, Bobby was killed at the theatre when a water heater exploded. Now, people see him in the same outfit he was in that tragic day: jeans and a striped shirt. He’s known to play with the lights and sound during performances, and things often go missing. To ensure these things don’t happen, performers leave out treats for Bobby each night.

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New York: Hyde Hall

Hyde Hall is located in Cooperstown, New York, and has its fair share of paranormal activities. The historic home, tucked inside Glimmerglass State Park, is said to be haunted by its former owner, George Clarke. Throughout the years, the Hall hosts candlelight ghost tours where people can learn about the rumors of a curse, the secret tunnels that go under the mansion, a piano that plays on its own, and a ghostly mayday message that a craftsman heard on the radio when he was working alone in the house.

Hyde Hall is located in Cooperstown, New York, and has its fair share of paranormal activities. The historic home, nestled inside a state park, is said to be haunted by its former owner, George Clarke. Throughout the years, the Hall hosts candlelight ghost tours where people can learn about the rumors of a curse, the secret tunnels that go under the mansion, a piano that plays on its own, and a ghostly mayday message that a craftsman heard on the radio when he was working alone in the house.

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North Carolina: The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

Asheville, North Carolina is home to The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa. The hotel is allegedly haunted by a young woman in pink who fell to her death from the property's atrium in back in1920. Guests and staff have said they’ve experienced intense cold chills, dense smoke, and a pale pink apparition in Room 545.

Asheville, North Carolina is home to The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa. The hotel is allegedly haunted by a young woman in pink who fell to her death from the property's atrium in back in1920. Guests and staff have said they’ve experienced intense cold chills, dense smoke, and a pale pink apparition in Room 545.

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North Dakota: The Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

The Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park was once the family home of George Custer in the 1800s. It’s said that the house has so much paranormal paranoia that the staff that cares for the house won’t go in after dusk. People have claimed to hear voices and footsteps. Others have seen a woman wearing a black dress looking out of the second-floor window. There’s no idea about who the woman is, but most people don’t want to find out.

The Custer House at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park was once the family home of George Custer in the 1800s. It’s said that the house has so much paranormal paranoia that the staff that cares for the house won’t go in after dusk. People have claimed to hear voices and footsteps. Others have seen a woman wearing a black dress looking out of the second-floor window. There’s no idea about who the woman is, but most people don’t want to find out.

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Ohio: The Ohio Statehouse

While it might be the site for official government business, the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus is quite spooky. It was originally built by laborers from the nearby Ohio Penitentiary, some of whom died in construction accidents. The statehouse was also a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Visitors and workers have reported phantom smells, flickering lights, and apparitions, many of which occur in the basement (AKA the "crypt"). 

While it might be the site for official government business, the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus is quite spooky. It was originally built by laborers from the nearby Ohio Penitentiary, some of whom died in construction accidents. The statehouse was also a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Visitors and workers have reported phantom smells, flickering lights, and apparitions, many of which occur in the basement (AKA the "crypt"). 

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Oklahoma: Cain’s Ballroom

Since 1924 Cain’s Ballroom has been delighting visitors with music. The music venue was the site of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys' first regular radio broadcast. Now, the ghost of Bob is suspected to haunt Cain’s Ballroom. He’s apparently joined by another spirit known as the lady in red. Both employees and visitors have reported seeing, hearing, and feeling them together through voices, floating orbs (which can be seen in photos,) and feeling cold spots in certain areas of the ballroom.

Since 1924 Cain’s Ballroom has been delighting visitors with music. The music venue was the site of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys' first regular radio broadcast. Now, the ghost of Bob is suspected to haunt Cain’s Ballroom. He’s apparently joined by another spirit known as the lady in red. Both employees and visitors have reported seeing, hearing, and feeling them together through voices, floating orbs (which can be seen in photos,) and feeling cold spots in certain areas of the ballroom.

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Oregon: Siletz Bay

Abandoned houses and hotels aren’t the only things that are haunted. Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, Oregon, is said to be haunted by a ghost ship that appears on foggy days. Legend has it that it could be the ghost of a ship that sank farther west around 1864. It took a month for the shipwreck to be reported by the local newspapers and by then no one could say what really went on or why the ship sank.

Abandoned houses and hotels aren’t the only things that are haunted. Siletz Bay in Lincoln City, Oregon, is said to be haunted by a ghost ship that appears on foggy days. Legend has it that it could be the ghost of a ship that sank farther west around 1864. It took a month for the shipwreck to be reported by the local newspapers and by then no one could say what really went on or why the ship sank.

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Pennsylvania: Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was established in the 1700s and since then has been a happy hunting ground for ghost hunters. Those looking for a real creepy place to stay should check into the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The hotel has a few ghosts ready to welcome you with a few frights. The rumor around town is that Room 932 is haunted. Every once in a while, a former hostess can be seen roaming in the lobby.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania was established in the 1700s and since then has been a happy hunting ground for ghost hunters. Those looking for a real creepy place to stay should check into the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The hotel has a few ghosts ready to welcome you with a few frights. The rumor around town is that Room 932 is haunted. Every once in a while, a former hostess can be seen roaming in the lobby.

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Rhode Island: The Graduate Hotel

The Graduate Hotel in Providence, previously known as the Providence Biltmore, has its share of haunting tales. In fact, both Stephen King and Robert Bloch drew inspiration from the hotel’s stories of scary encounters. During the Prohibition era, the hotel served as the final resting place for many murder victims. Guests have also been known to disappear from the corridors. 

The Graduate Hotel in Providence, previously known as the Providence Biltmore, has its share of haunting tales. In fact, both Stephen King and Robert Bloch drew inspiration from the hotel’s stories of scary encounters. During the Prohibition era, the hotel served as the final resting place for many murder victims. Guests have also been known to disappear from the corridors. 

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South Carolina: Poogan’s Porch

At Poogan’s Porch, you expect dinner with a side of ghost encounters. The restaurant, which serves up southern comfort food, was the former home of two sisters, Zoe and Elizabeth, back in the 1800s. Experts in haunted history have reported more than 200 sightings of the sisters. There’s no word if the two sisters are just looking for a good meal or if they are permanent residents, but you can dine here and check it out for yourself.

At Poogan’s Porch, you expect dinner with a side of ghost encounters. The restaurant, which serves up southern comfort food, was the former home of two sisters, Zoe and Elizabeth, back in the 1800s. Experts in haunted history have reported more than 200 sightings of the sisters. There’s no word if the two sisters are just looking for a good meal or if they are permanent residents, but you can dine here and check it out for yourself.

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South Dakota: Mount Moriah Cemetery

Deadwood, South Dakota is known for its western lure, and one place where people can relive the real wild west is the Mount Moriah Cemetery. The graveyard is the final resting place of legends like Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock. Staff who close the cemetery for the night have reported seeing shadowy figures moving around, which leads to the locked gates suddenly opening on their own. Even stepping foot into the cemetery often gives visitors a tingling feeling down their spine.

Deadwood, South Dakota is known for its western lure, and one place where people can relive the real wild west is the Mount Moriah Cemetery. The graveyard is the final resting place of legends like Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock. Staff who close the cemetery for the night have reported seeing shadowy figures moving around, which leads to the locked gates suddenly opening on their own. Even stepping foot into the cemetery often gives visitors a tingling feeling down their spine.

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Tennessee: Wheatlands Plantation

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is one of Nashville's most upscale hotels. However, the sprawling resort is also one of the most haunted places in Nashville. The property is situated on land once owned by the prominent McGavock family, who made a name for themselves back in the 19th century. Guests have spotted the ghost of the family matriarch, Mrs. McGavock -- who was killed by a falling chandelier -- roaming the halls in an all-black outfit. Rumor has it that her favorite place to go is the Magnolia Lobby.

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is one of Nashville's most upscale hotels. However, the sprawling resort is also one of the most haunted places in Nashville. The property is situated on land once owned by the prominent McGavock family, who made a name for themselves back in the 19th century. Guests have spotted the ghost of the family matriarch, Mrs. McGavock -- who was killed by a falling chandelier -- roaming the halls in an all-black outfit. Rumor has it that her favorite place to go is the Magnolia Lobby.

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Texas: La Carafe

La Carafe is the oldest bar in downtown Houston, dating back to 1866. The dive bar is known to be haunted by the former bartender, Carl. Employees and regulars have reported footsteps,  breaking glass, and moving items on the vacant second floor. After the last call and the doors to the bar are closed, a figure of a man is often seen standing in the second-floor window.

La Carafe is the oldest bar in downtown Houston, dating back to 1866. The dive bar is known to be haunted by the former bartender, Carl. Employees and regulars have reported footsteps,  breaking glass, and moving items on the vacant second floor. After the last call and the doors to the bar are closed, a figure of a man is often seen standing in the second-floor window.

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Utah: The Rio Grande Depot

The Rio Grande Depot is the site of an unfortunate event that still haunts the building. Around the turn of the 20th century, a woman and her fiancé got into a fight while on the platform, and her engagement ring was thrown down the tracks. The woman followed the tracks to retrieve it but was struck and killed by an oncoming train in the process. Guests and employees have reported seeing the woman in a purple dress and hat. There have also been rumors of singing coming from the women’s restrooms.

The Rio Grande Depot is the site of an unfortunate event that still haunts the building. Around the turn of the 20th century, a woman and her fiancé got into a fight while on the platform, and her engagement ring was thrown down the tracks. The woman followed the tracks to retrieve it but was struck and killed by an oncoming train in the process. Guests and employees have reported seeing the woman in a purple dress and hat. There have also been rumors of singing coming from the women’s restrooms.

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Vermont: Gold Brook Covered Bridge

The Gold Brook Covered Bridge, known as Emily’s Bridge to locals, has a scary history. Rumor has it that Emily went to the bridge to meet her lover, but she hung herself from the bridge when he didn’t show up. People have reported scratch marks appearing on their cars if they were parked on the bridge. Others have heard the sounds of a girl screaming, along with the appearance of a white apparition.

The Gold Brook Covered Bridge, known as Emily’s Bridge to locals, has a scary history. Rumor has it that Emily went to the bridge to meet her lover, but she hung herself from the bridge when he didn’t show up. People have reported scratch marks appearing on their cars if they were parked on the bridge. Others have heard the sounds of a girl screaming, along with the appearance of a white apparition.

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Virginia: The Weems-Botts Museum

The Weems-Botts Museum is one of the most haunted sites in Virginia. It's located in Dumfries, the state's oldest chartered town. The building served as the former home to Parson Weems, who was the biographer for George Washington. Nearby cemeteries are said to be haunted by Civil War soldiers, while a little girl haunts the home. Every October, you can take part in a haunted lock-in or ghost tour to see all of the paranormal activity for yourself. 

The Weems-Botts Museum is one of the most haunted sites in Virginia. It's located in Dumfries, the state's oldest chartered town. The building served as the former home to Parson Weems, who was the biographer for George Washington. Nearby cemeteries are said to be haunted by Civil War soldiers, while a little girl haunts the home. Every October, you can take part in a haunted lock-in or ghost tour to see all of the paranormal activity for yourself. 

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Washington: Kells Irish Pub

Kells Irish Pub is a hot spot for dining and paranormal activity. The building was once a mortuary for the city, and bodies were brought in and out of the building -- the same door people use today to get into the bar. Multiple people have reported seeing a ghost named Charlie in the mirror or a little girl sitting next to them at the bar. What’s creepier is that glasses are known to slide on the floor when no one is around, and mirrors shatter without anything hitting them.

Kells Irish Pub is a hot spot for dining and paranormal activity. The building was once a mortuary for the city, and bodies were brought in and out of the building -- the same door people use today to get into the bar. Multiple people have reported seeing a ghost named Charlie in the mirror or a little girl sitting next to them at the bar. What’s creepier is that glasses are known to slide on the floor when no one is around, and mirrors shatter without anything hitting them.

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West Virginia: West Virginia Penitentiary

Old jails are often said to be haunted with past prisoners, and one that is said to be one of the most haunted in the country is the West Virginia Penitentiary. The prison was known for riots and fires. It also hosted around 100 executions. The jail is said to be the ghostly home of many prisoners and guards. Tours of the prison yard and lockup areas are available year-round if you dare.

Old jails are often said to be haunted with past prisoners, and one that is said to be one of the most haunted in the country is the West Virginia Penitentiary. The prison was known for riots and fires. It also hosted around 100 executions. The jail is said to be the ghostly home of many prisoners and guards. Tours of the prison yard and lockup areas are available year-round if you dare.

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Wisconsin: The Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel opened in 1893 and has been haunting guests for decades. The resident ghosts have spooked people enough to sleep with baseball bats or seek alternative lodging. Guests have reported hearing noises at night -- only to find that clothes and furniture had mysteriously moved. One ghost who is rumored to have taken up residence here is the hotel's original owner, Charles Pfister. 

The Pfister Hotel opened in 1893 and has been haunting guests for decades. The resident ghosts have spooked people enough to sleep with baseball bats or seek alternative lodging. Guests have reported hearing noises at night -- only to find that clothes and furniture had mysteriously moved. One ghost who is rumored to have taken up residence here is the hotel's original owner, Charles Pfister. 

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Wyoming: The Atlas Theatre

Since its construction in 1887, the Atlas Theatre has been many things, including a nightclub, confectionery, and office building. In the 1960s, the theatre was vacant, and that’s when it’s believed that spirits moved in. Visitors have routinely seen robes floating around, and things are known to move to new locations without actually being touched. Some of the ghosts play with the electricity, and their voices have been heard on recordings.

Since being constructed in 1887, the Atlas Theatre has been many things, including a nightclub, confectionery, and office building. In the 1960s, the theatre was vacant, and that’s when it’s believed that spirits moved in. Visitors have routinely seen robes floating around, and things are known to move to new locations without actually being touched. Some of the ghosts play with the electricity, and their voices have been heard on recordings.

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