With the theme of Halloween all about ghouls and goblins, it’s only right to make sure that we talk about the creepiest places in the United States. That’s right, we’re going to delve into the scariest Haunted places you wish to never visit alone. With the coast-to-coast legendary buildings and places, you will think the next annual haunted house that you visit this year is a piece of cake.
Getting in the mood for Halloween just means things are going to get a little spooky. The decorations and costumes are coming out of storage. It’s already October, are you prepared for scary season? If this list of haunted places doesn’t scare the wits out of you, then you are a Halloween legend!
- Eastern State Penitentiary: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Don’t let the facade of this old prison fool you; it may look like a castle, but it was far from that when it was running. The officers at this prison took solitary confinement to a whole new level. Leaving inmates in their small cubicle for months, even years without any outside human contact. It was so bad, that the guards would cover their heads with hoods in fear they would be seen. In 1970, the prison closed due to being overcrowding, and the leak of their unethical forms of punishment that included chaining an inmate’s tongue to his wrists. Now, it’s a national tourist site every Halloween so folks can get a good scare during the ghoulish month of the year. It’s been recorded that you may hear phantom footsteps and faint laughing down the dark and empty hallways.
- Hotel Monte Vista: Flagstaff, Arizona: This hotel has had its fair share of ghoulish happenings throughout the years and sometimes they can even be considered paranormal. The ghostly figures that lurk the hallways will make you shriek of fright, which is what everyone wants to experience during Halloween. You might also witness two women who were thrown from the third floor, and now attempt to suffocate male guests in their sleep. Or an infant whose disturbing cries have sent staff members running upstairs from the basement. Sound intriguing enough?
- Pine Barrens, NJ: If you drive down the Garden State Parkway South long enough you’ll drive right into the Pine Barrens, which is New Jersey’s dense forest and home to the Jersey Devil. According to legend, the creature was born in 1735 to Deborah Leeds. The devil was her thirteenth child. Born with leathery wings, a goat’s head, and hooves, it flew up the Leeds’ chimney and into the Barrens, where it began been killing livestock, and freaking out South Jersey residents ever since.
- Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania: A little history lesson here: The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest in American history. Approximately 50,000 young men perished during this battle. So much that many of the soldiers did not receive proper burials after their death, and some now believe that these souls wander these fields, in search for their weapons and fellow comrades.
- Cahawba, Alabama: In Alabama’s first capital and famous ghost town takes the cake when it comes to one of the scariest haunted places in America. This location became abandoned after the Civil War and now is home to empty buildings, creepy cemeteries and of course, a slave burial ground. It’s now pretty popular for ghost tours and good old-fashioned scares during Halloween. Visit if you dare.