People have been telling scary stories since the beginning of time. There is just something about getting your blood pumping and heart racing that people love. One thing that people love to do is visit haunted places to hear the legend and hopefully catch a glimpse of a spirit. We have found the top 5 haunted places you must visit in America if you like getting spooked. Be warned, this list is not for the easily scared.
Haunted Places In America #5 – Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eastern State Penitentiary was a prison that ran from the early 1800s until it was closed in the 1970s. This prison is not just known for hosting notorious criminals like Al Capone and Willie Sutton, but is known for being one of the most haunted places in the world. Even before the prison closed officers and inmates reported mysterious and eerie experiences there. This prison is also known for having multiple paranormal activity shows come and film. So if you are brave put this on your visit list.
Haunted Places In America #4 – Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
A hotel that has many guests check in, but never leave is Crescent Hotel & Spa. What started out for a vacation place for the rich, turned into a woman’s college, then bought out by a self-proclaimed “doctor” before becoming the hotel and spa it is now. When the hotel was bought out by the “doctor” he would practice medicine there and even placed in a morgue. Even in 2019, a groundskeeper found human remains from victims in bottles. Make sure to bring a friend to look after you if you decide to stay the night.
Haunted Places In America #3 – Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, Fall River, Massachusetts
The tale of Lizzie Borden is a story that everyone knows, it even became a jump rope rhyme. Now you are able to visit the same house that the gruesome murders happened to Lizzie’s parents. There you can choose to visit the museum or if you’re brave enough, stay a night at the house. But be warned that some guests claim to hear footsteps and cries in the middle of the night.
2 – The LaLaurie Mansion, New Orleans, Louisiana
One of the most haunted places in America is New Orleans, and the Lalaurie Mansion there is known for its tortured souls. Back in the 1800s, the Lalaurie Mansion was owned by Delphine LaLaurie, who would starve, torture, and chain slaves. When the treatment of her slaves became known by the public, an angry mob came for vengeance. Though Delphine LaLauire escaped the mob, they ended up destroying her home. With vengeance never fully being served the mansion can still hear the voices of the angry townspeople to this day.
1 – Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston, West Virginia
We can’t have a haunted places list without adding at least one asylum, and Trans-Alleghy Lunatic Asylum takes it all when it comes to haunted places. Asylums are supposed to be a place of peace and recovery, but at Trans-Allegheny that was far from what actually happened. An asylum that was built to hold only 250 patients ended up housing over 2,000 people at it’s peak. With crowded rooms, and lack of food, patients starved and any that seemed “unruly” would be locked in a cage until this safe place was turned into a place where people constantly died. Today, you can get a tour of the asylum and possibly hear the pain of the past patients.