Halloween is such a great time to give yourself a fright. Even when you know something might not be real, it’s easy to get spooked on a night when fright is in the air. Some people love the thrill of getting a scare. Are you one of them? If you are, here are some fabulous haunted places that will get you in the right mood for Halloween this year.
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1 The Birdcage Theatre, Tombstone, Arizona
This theatre has been around for a long time and has seen its share of deaths. Visit on Halloween and you might just hear screams and spooky music wafting through the place. Some people say they have even seen ghosts here.
2 The Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Did you know that Eureka Springs is said by many to be the most haunted town in America? This hotel is reported to be the home to many ghosts of people who lived and died there. Perfect for Halloween!
3 The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
This place is fantastic for a spooky Halloween. It was used to film The Shining television series and you might hear piano music or see a ghost during your visit.
4 Seaside Sanatorium, Waterford, Connecticut
There’s something eerie about old mental hospitals, but this one is known as having a very high suicide rate. Visit and you might hear voices or see ghosts wandering the hallways.
5 Kennesaw House, Marietta, Georgia
This house is now a museum, but once served as a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. Visitors claim they have seen beds filled with the soldiers during their tour of the building.
6 Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
There’s a room here that has gotten so much bad press that it’s boarded over and not in use anymore. Staff and guests have reported seeing ghosts and hearing voices so book a spooky stay here for a real fright on Halloween night.
7 Villisca Ax Murder House, Villisca, Iowa
This is the house where an entire family as well as a couple kids from another family were all murdered. People say they can hear children crying and telling each other to hide. What a scary way to spend Halloween night!
8 The Sallie House, Atchison, Kansas
This house is reported to be the most haunted in the state of Kansas. There’s supposed to be the ghost of little girl here who plays pranks on the people who visit. Can you handle that kind of terror?
9 The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana
The mere thought of what went on at many plantation houses during the time of slavery is scary enough. Visit this house and you might get to see ghosts of slaves from bygone eras roaming the house and grounds.
10 Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland
If you want to spend Halloween standing in a haunted field, this is the one you need to see. It was the site of a pretty bloody Civil War battle and some visitors have said they can hear cannon fire and the shouts of long dead soldiers.
11 The Lizzie Bordon House, Fall River, Massachusetts
You knew this one would be on the list, didn’t you? It’s got to be one of the most famous haunted houses in America. Both ghosts and voices are the most commonly reported scary phenomena that happens here.
12 Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, Michigan
If you really want to scare yourself on Halloween, book a night at this bed and breakfast. It used to be a home and is said to be haunted by several ghosts, including a dog.
13 Forepaugh’s Restaurant, St. Paul, Minnesota
Have dinner here and you might have ghostly table mate. Reports say that the owners of the building, which was once a home, committed suicide here and now breaks glasses and bangs on the walls.
14 Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, Missouri
Tragedy followed the Lemp family when four of its members committed suicide. If you really want a fright, this is the place to go as reports say that there is a lot of poltergeist activity going on here.
15 The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
This entire campus is said to be haunted. Take a stroll through the campus on Halloween and you might see a ghost.
16 Virginia City, Nevada
Talk about a scary place to spend Halloween night! This entire town is haunted and you might see a ghost or feel one touch you. Don’t miss the cemetery for some real terror!
17 Highway 666, New Mexico
Reports on this road include flaming trucks that try to steer you off the road and the sudden appearance of ghosts in your backseat. Scary!
Where do you go on Halloween night? Will you visit any of these places this year?
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