San Francisco, CA – Experience the most haunted place in America first hand, in the complete blanket of fog and darkness. Definitely not for the kids.
Amityville, New York –
Murders, demons, bleeding walls, hoof prints in the snow, hoaxes, Hollywood blockbusters – this house's notorious history has put it at the forefront of all haunted places.
Bachelor's Grove Cemetery
Midlothian, Illinois –
With plots dating back to 1830, this cemetery has a long twisted history and reports of blue lights, orbs and mists along with strange anomalies like two-headed ghosts.
Bell Witch Cave
Adams, Tennessee –
In 1817, the torment of farmer John Bell and his family began in what would ultimately result in the legend of the Bell Witch. The unseen force psychologically and even physically abused the family. Many believe that when the witch departed, she fled to the sanctuary of this cave. Tours of the 450-foot cave are held during October.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania –
In two days of battle in 1863, 50,000 Americans were killed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Ghosts of a headless horseman and other cavalry have been seen on the fields as well as all kinds of shrieks, laughter and yelling.
St. Louis, Missouri –
Built in the early 1860s as a home for William J. Lemp and his wife, the house has a twisted family history resulting in four macabre suicides and subsequent haunting. It is now a restaurant and inn.
St. Francisville, Louisiana –
The former Southern plantation which is now a bed-and-breakfast is said to be haunted by Cleo, a former slave who killed two children. In all, ten murders and one suicide have spilled blood on the house.
Long Beach, California –
This 1936 ocean liner is now permanently berthed in Long Beach, CA and many areas including the swimming pool and the engine room are rumored to be haunted. Daily paranormal themed tours and haunted mazes are offered, some of which allegedly have special effects added for dramatic effect.
El Paso, Texas –
The legend of La Llorona, the ghost of the weeping woman who drowned her children to spite the man she loved, haunts the length of the Rio Grande wailing endlessly. Many reports from 1930 onward have spotted the woman in white, face shrouded and nails outstretched.
Villisca Ax Murder House
Villisca, Iowa –
In June 1912, the small town in Iowa was the sight of a grisly slaughter: two adults and six children were brutally murdered in their beds with an axe. The crime was never solved and a motive was never established. The house is now a museum to the slain Moore family, and its widely reported to be haunted.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Louisville, Kentucky –
Opened in 1910 as a hospital for tuberculosis patients, the building would see over 60,000 deaths... some of those were untimely deaths of staff members. The most famous feature is the "death tunnel", an underground pathway used to discreetly remove the dead bodies. The building is closed to the public.
Winchester Mystery House
San Jose, California –
In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death 38 years later. The gothic and sprawling Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House. Tours are held daily, with special nighttime Flashlight Tours during the month of October (and every Friday the 13th).