As we all know that nobody would like to see or even hear about haunted places, but some places in the world are spooky enough to give you a heart attack! But you don’t need to lose your sleep since you wouldn’t be physically visiting there, just getting the quick information which might help you know where you should avoid before visiting.
The Best 10 Spooky Places Worldwide
Here is a list of 10 Most Haunted Places in the USA, that will scare the hell out of you!
1. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
Usually, hotels are inspired by their luxury; but one hotel has some eerie history attached to it. The Stanley Hotel with 142 rooms is located in Estes Park, Colorado, United States. It is about five miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
It was built by great American inventor Freelan Oscar Stanley and launched on July 4, 1909. Back then, it was just a resort for upper-class Easterners and a health retreat for pulmonary tuberculosis sufferers. Today, the hotel includes a restaurant, spa, and bed-and-breakfast, panoramic views of Lake Estes, the Rockies, and Longs Peak. Plus, The Stanley Hotel has also been mentioned in Stephen King’s 1977 bestselling novel “The Shining”.
Many other ghost sightings and spine-chilling piano music have been heard many times inside the hotel that mysterious association aside.
2. Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
America’s most historic prison up to date has had some terrifying history once had some harrowing experiences. It is said that it took to the list of haunted places when chaining an inmate’s tongue to his wrists was heard.
Eastern State Penitentiary, which was once a famous and expensive prison, now stands in ruin. One thing which gives it attention despite the brutal experiences is that its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s lawbreakers, including “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.
Besides its horror nature, it now welcomes thousands of people every year, both for its museum and annual “Terror Behind the Walls” celebration.
3. Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California
Do you know that The Winchester Mystery House is an architectural wonder and historic landmark in San Jose, CA? Once, it was Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester’s living place.
It is agonizing to hear that infant daughter Befell Sarah died because of childhood illness. Plus, a few years later, her husband was taken from her by tuberculosis. Shortly after her husband’s death, Sarah left their home in New Haven, CT, and relocated west to San Jose, CA.
There, she bought an eight-room farmhouse and began what could only be described as the world’s most prolonged home renovation, stopping when Sarah passed on September 5, 1922.
Apart from all of that creepiest things which will get you in terror for a moment are staircases that lead directly into the ceiling, doors that open onto brick walls, and windows that can take you to secret passages.
4. Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff, Arizona
This classic hotel built-in 1926 is a 3-minute walk from the Amtrak train station and 1.5 miles from the Lowell Observatory. The thing that makes it allegedly petrifying is that many guests, including the actor John Wayne, have also reported encounters with spooks.
This is not the only reason that gives some severe goose-bumps, but two women thrown from the third floor are now attempting to suffocate male guests in their sleep. Further, it’s reported that an infant’s disturbing cries have sent staff members running upstairs from the basement!
5. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida
An interesting fact that pulls visitors toward itself is America’s Oldest 145 Years Old Lighthouse. Annually, 225,000 people visit this ancient St. Augustine Lighthouse due to its historical importance. This now-historic turned site has seen multiple tragic events contributing to the alleged paranormal activity.
There are a series of things that made it a Haunted Place. One of the many is when the beacon manager tumbled to death amid a pinnacle painting. His phantom has since been spotted looking after the grounds. Moreover, a terrifying event was the horrific death of three young girls, who drowned when the cart they played in broke and fell into the ocean.
These were examples that happened in the past, but there is one thing which is still experienced today, i.e., visitors claim to hear the sounds of children playing in and around the lighthouse.
6. Pine Barrens, New Jersey
Yes, this is a place which is known to be one of the spookiest places, but before going into Horrified details of this place, I would like to share some interesting facts with you:
The New Jersey Pine Barrens is famously known as the Pine lands or simply the Pines. It is renowned for being the most prominent remaining example of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecosystem, extending more than seven New Jersey counties. And this location is notable for its populations of rare pygmy pitch pines and other plant species that depend on the Pine Barrens’ frequent fires to reproduce. Plus, the sand here that composes much of the area’s soil is referred to by the locals as “Sugar Sand.”
Presently you may be saying in your mind, “Where’s That Horrific Story which has been related with it for some time?”. I know that you have already waited for a long time, and I appreciate that. Now, without further ado, let’s get into it. There’s a resident who’s been living in Pine Barrens for a long.. Allegedly, it is rumored that the creature was born in 1735 to Deborah Leeds (her thirteenth child) with leathery wings, a goat’s head, and hooves – named as “The Jersey Devil.” It took its wings to the Leeds’ chimney and into the Barrens, where it has reportedly been killing farm animals and frightening South Jersey residents since then.
7. House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts
The famous American Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, known for being one of the greatest fiction writers in American literature, who has given Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter, got this as his birthplace. And he was born on July 4, 1804, in Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America.
Do you know that this 17th-century house has been an inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous novel “The House of the Seven Gables”? And it was authored in 1851. A home that has been named in the most eminent novel is surprisingly famous for being a place of witch trials. Plus, it is surrounded by tales of paranormal activities and ghost sightings, all based on staff’s personal experiences.
8. Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania
The Gettysburg Battlefield, a stage of deadly military engagements July 1–3, 1863, which is still coined as bloodiest in American history, is estimated to bury 50,000 young men under its soil “Just In Three Days”.
It is also excruciating to hear that Many Soldiers never received a proper funeral after their tragic deaths. What’s more, it is reputed spirits of these men are as yet meandering the field to search for their weapons and individual officers
9. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (AKA the Weston State Hospital), located in Historic Weston, West Virginia, is a National Historic Place that served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill – beginning in the mid-1800s. This hospital started to facilitate in 1864, and in the 1950s, it reached its peak, housing more than 2,400 patients – while it was designed to facilitate only 250.
Due to this inhumane crowding, uncouth conditions like; patients kept in confinement with an absence of warmth. Hence, making patients start acting viciously violent, from starting fires to beating staff members.
For this reason, in 1994, the hospital doors finally shut down for patients because some patients’ souls are rumored to wander. Ghost tours are available for those wishing to see how some patients lived and died within these jammed halls to the point of our interest.
10. Devil’s Tramping Ground, North Carolina
Everyone must have heard or watched some evil stories on TV and Movies once in their lives and believed them to be unrealistic or fabricated to gain audiences’ attention to earning millions of dollars, but never seen in the real-world.
Today, what if I tell you there is a place with a similar sort of haunted stories? Would you believe me? I know that you will say, “ Hey! Are you insane? Are you in your senses? How could that be possible in this 21st century? I don’t believe you.” Yes, despite all your beliefs, I will show you one place which is haunted for a reason.
Devil’s Tramping Ground, located in North Carolina, United States of America, is a mysterious circle where no plant or tree will ever grow, nor will any animals cross its path. Do you know why this is so? The 40-foot clearing is where the devil comes to stomp and dance every night.
Now, after reading all these findings, your blood must be running cold! So, looking at your crumbling conditions, I have decided to end this here.
Aside from feeling scared, I believe you must have loved this effort. If you think it can be better, please let us know by commenting in the comments section. And I would personally acknowledge your actions because you tried to go the extra mile just for the sake of this healthy relationship!