For this blog post, I’m going to do something a little bit different. I’m going to give you a list of spooky places to visit this Halloween if you’re an aspiring ghost hunter. But first, I’m going to give you four songs that you can play while reading the post to get you in a truly spooktacular mood. Also, I’m not labeling any of the videos for extra spookiness.
Click at your own risk!
Alright, now that we’ve thoroughly set the mood for some late night scares, let’s hop into the 5 most ghostworthy spots that you can visit in the United States.
If you’re looking for maximum bang for your haunting buck, there’s no better city in the country than Savannah. During the day, you can walk old cobblestone streets, and at night, you can take a ghost tour in the country’s most haunted town. There’s something about Spanish Moss draping centuries old oak trees that are looming ominously over colonial-era houses that chills the blood.
Winchester Mystery House, CA
Possibly one of the most famous houses in the country, the owner of this house went insane and kept building the house on top of itself. Hallways lead nowhere, doorways open into nothing, and (probably) ghosts roam the halls. Locals say that the spirits of those who were killed by Winchester rifles occupy the house. I know I wouldn’t go inside!
Stanley Hotel, CO
The inspiration for one of the most famous scary movies of all time, The Shining, the Stanley Hotel just looks creepy. Stephen King wrote the Shining based off of some shenanigans that supposedly occurred in this imposing building. As a gateway to the Rockies, it’s the first (and last) thing you’ll see when you ascend the peaks. Hopefully Johnny stays away when you visit!
Carnton Mansion, TN
While there are plenty of creepy places in the South, the Carnton Mansion might take the cake. Because of its proximity to the battle of Franklin, it served as a makeshift hospital for a bunch of dead and dying soldiers during the Civil War. Whether you believe hearsay or not, some folks rumble that if you listen closely, you can hear the ghosts of union soldiers banging the butt of their guns against the home’s interior stairwell. Shudder.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
As far as scary names go, I think that this place is the scariest on the list. Anything with the words Lunatic Asylum in the name is enough to give me the heeby jeebies. The bad part is that this building’s history might be even worse than the name implies. According to legend, the spirits of previously held patients roam the halls and moan at the moon at night. Worst of all, these spirits are forever in turmoil because of the top secret experiments that doctors subjected them to. I’ll never visit this place.
I’m not much of a believer in the supernatural, but I’ve definitely been to places that have made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, I’d challenge anyone to go to any of the places on this list and not feel at least a little bit uneasy.
Since I’m a big old scaredy cat, I’ll just stay home and be just fine.