Halloween is on the way and I can’t wait. Here’s a list of places that give anyone the frights and the shivers.
Location: St. Francisville, Louisiana
Ghostly Activity: Supposedly there are about 12 ghosts in this place. The most famous ghost is called Chloe; she was once a slave that accidentally murdered the children and mother of the family she lived with. The other slaves murdered her and threw her in the Mississippi river. There are other legends like a little girl that haunts the place; she supposedly died in 1868. If you want to stay it’s a bed and breakfast now.
The Whaley House
Location: San Diego, California
Ghostly Activity: In the 1960s the Whaley House was designated as an official Haunted House by the United States Commerce Department. The first ghost to be reported was a man named James “Yankee Jim” Robinson. He was hanged on the property in 1852. Four of the Whaley’s died in the house. One of them Anna Whaley, is said to be seen by visitors in the garden or in rooms that are downstairs. There’s also an appearance of a ghost dog. Don’t be surprised to hear children crying and playing either.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Location: Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
Ghostly Activity: Interestingly enough the current plan for the sanatorium is to turn it in a hotel to cater to ghost hunters and regular hotel patrons. In room 502, it’s said that nurse who hung herself can be seen there. It’s known for the infamous body chute, which gives it an eerie feeling. Many paranormal shows have aired it, and even a French channel. Many residents are still there as ghosts.
Location: Yesteryear Village, Royal Palm Beach
Ghostly Activity: Was once a funeral parlor. Haunted by Joseph, one of Riddle’s employees. He committed suicide by hanging in the attic. His ghost is allegedly supposed to hate men. Ghost Adventures aired a program on about the Riddle House.
Tower of London
Location: London, England
Ghostly Activity: Many ghosts are to haunt this historical place. Anne Boleyn is said to walk around with her own head in her hands. Henry VI, Jane Grey, Margaret Pole, and the Princes of the Tower are also to said to haunt it. So if you want to meet some royals you probably will.
Execution Rock Lighthouse
Location: West End of Long Island Sound, New York
Ghostly Activity: Ghosts have been seen on rocks near the lighthouse, and since it was a prison for Revolutionary War prisoners you can see dead American Soldiers. The local legend was the British Soldiers stop holding prisoners there, because they were afraid of the dead would come back to haunt them.
Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Ghostly Activity: Rome 6 seems to be the most haunted spot in the Inn. Women have reported seeing the reflection of a man in the mirror. The room also has been refereed as “Emily’s Room.” Emily is to believe to be the mother of a prior owner. One incident was a man slept there and felt pressure on his chest, he looked up, it was a white misty shape. In this room you can hear crying, and pillows are pulled beneath your head. You can also see a colonial solider in the Inn and a picture in the lobby that smells of perfume.
Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
Ghostly Activity: The ghost of Fulke Greville is said to haunt the Watergate Tower. The Watergate Tower is known as the “Ghost Tower.” The undercroft is rumored to be haunted by a little girl and the Kenilworth bedroom where the Countess Greville held her séances, is said to be haunted also.
Location: Kent England
Ghostly Activity: A man in 17 Century attire was seen by a woman staff member. Underneath the castle there’s more paranormal activity, you can see a pike man, a man in a black cloak, and solider apparitions from WWII, hear screams, and the sound of banging doors.
Location: Ashford District of Kent
Ghostly Activity: Called the Most Haunted Village in Britain. The ghost of highwayman of Robert Du Bois speared to tree, a phantom coach, a ghost of a gypsy woman who burned to death in her sleep, a hanging schoolteacher, the screaming trees where once lost victims are heard by their screams, a screaming ghost of a man who was walled up is here , and the Red Lady. These are just some things that happen in this place. Not a place I would want to be stuck in or maybe…
The Stanley Hotel
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Ghostly Activity: This hotel was what Stephen King based his book The Shining on. The Ballroom is primarily haunted noises of a party but nobody is there. By the piano, people have said that they’ve seen Mrs. Stanley playing it. In one guestroom a man is said to stand by the bed or steal people’s luggage and jewelry. Other apparitions are said to haunt most of the guestrooms. You can hear children at play and furniture moves by itself. Just think if the Master of Horror was freaked out by this; it must be a weird place.
Location: All over the City
Ghostly Activity: Since the times when the Salem witch trials happen, there have been many restless spirits. So when you visit the town don’t be surprised if you see anything. This Eastern town has a history that people should see once in their lives. It stands right up there with New Orleans as a haunted and creepy place.
Location: Pennhurst Spring City, Pennsylvania
Ghostly Activity: In its seven decades as a sanitarium and convalescent home thousands perished. In “Mary’s Room,” there was said to be seen a shadowy figure. People have been physically grabbed by unseen forces. Dark spirits would taunt the staff and scare them. One weird incident was 911 would get calls from the building, but there was no electricity and it wasn’t a cell phone call either. The townspeople, some will put up rosaries to ward off the evil that comes from the house and the owner wants to make a hotel out of it, but they don’t approve.
Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, that’s fine but the unexplained is an interesting subject. So the believers, I hope you enjoy this haunted places guide.