Top Haunted Spots in the US to Scare Your Pants Off
October 31, 2011 | Permalink
Fall’s weather and atmosphere offer a chance for people to enjoy the thrill of going home and enjoying time with family or enjoying traditional excursions to local areas of interest. For some, fall is also the perfect time to discover some amazingly spooky and haunted spots throughout the United States. These are not just Halloween spots; they are really haunted and can give you the creeps any time of the year.
Here are a few of our frightening finds.
- The Whaley House – San Diego, California
This old home is believed to have been built on an old cemetery, and it has been called the “most haunted house in the US” by many. Tourists and individuals working in Old Town San Diego, where the home is located, have had ghostly encounters during tours of the home. The home was built in 1857, and it served as the county court house, the area’s first commercial theater, a general store, school and ballroom. With the violent suicide of Violet Whaley in 1885 and other deaths that occurred on the premises during the house’s time as a courthouse, a dark reputation has developed.
- The White House – Washington, D.C.
If you’re visiting the District of Columbia, you might actually have a chance to see Andrew Jackson in his bedroom or Abraham Lincoln pensively standing in the Oval Office. These are just a few of the White House ghosts that occasionally make their presence known in their former home. Many, including First Lady Michelle Obama, have reported strange things occurring around the Presidential Estate. When you schedule a tour, be sure to keep an eye out for presidents of eras past.
- Moon River Brewing Company – Savannah, Georgia
This former hotel was known for being the ultimate in high-class living. However, the hotel also had a violent past as well; it was near the epicenter of the Civil War, and had its fair share of violent skirmishes. Confederate loyalists beat a Unionist to death in the bar, and today, some patrons see bottles fly through the air on their own during particularly rowdy nights. Funnily enough, banquets and meals can still be enjoyed at the brewery. If you choose to dine within, just be aware that you might not be eating alone.
4. The Copper Queen Hotel – Bisbee, Arizona
Having run since opening in 1902, the Copper Queen Hotel is Arizona’s oldest continually running hotel. Located in a quaint town just outside of Tucson, this old hotel tries to transport its guests and visitors back to the early 1900s. However, there are at least three resident ghosts that make sure patrons know there is more than just meets the eye:
· Julia Lowell, a woman who committed suicide in the hotel;
· A gentleman in a top hat that is surrounded with the wafting smell of cigar smoke; and
· A naughty young boy whose giggle is occasionally heard by guests.
These places may be historical, or perhaps they have tragic stories that tie them to the ominous. Though some of the most haunted spots in the US are hotels, you more than likely won’t want to stay in them, so make sure you find a reservation at one of the nearby Extended Stay Hotels for a good night’s sleep, without the ghosts.
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