Although some people prefer going on vacation somewhere they can relax and enjoy themselves, other prefer a bit of an adrenaline rush.
If you want an adventure and the chance of being scarred for life by fear (or not) or simply want to experience something out of the ordinary here are 10 of America’s most famous haunted places.
Who knows? One of them might be quite close to where you are living.
1. Big Moose Lake, New York
Grace Brown was a young woman murdered by Chester Gillette. Now, she can be seen from both inside and outside the cabin Covewood Lodge. She constantly reenacts her drowning and her face can be seen in the depths of the lake.
2. Ocean Avenue House or Amityville House, New York
The Amityville House inspired both books and movies and it was home to a horrendous murder in the 70s. Ronald DeFeo Jr murdered his parents and siblings on the 13th of November, 1974. After the murder, the Lutz family moved into the house and claimed to have experienced paranormal activity.
3. Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana
The Myrtles Plantation is said to be haunted by a slave woman named Chloe who was killed by other slaves after she poisoned some of the members of her master family using oleander leaves. It is believed that she was murdered by the other slaves so that they will not be punished for her actions.
4. Carnton Mansion, Tennessee
Used first as a hospital for soldiers, the Carnton Mansion is supposedly haunted by the people who died there and buried in mass graves. Several witnesses have spotted a woman in white on the back porch.
5. Villisca Ax Murder House, Iowa
On June 9 in 1912, the entire Moore family consisting of two parents and four children, and also two visiting children were slaughtered to death with an axe in the small town of Villisca. The house in which the murder took place is supposedly haunted by the souls of the victims whose murderer was never found.
6. Bennington College, Vermont
Mrs Jennings died in the house where Bennington College was founded and she can still be seen on the staircase inside the Jennings Hall.
7. Bell Witch, Tennessee
Kate Batts is believed to be the real Bell Witch who terrorized the Bell family in the 1800s. Many stories about how the witch ended up frightening the Bells have emerged since then but no one knows which one is true.
8. The Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia
Both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures filmed on the ground of the Asylum that is said to be haunted by all the poor souls who have lost their lives on the asylum’s premises.
9. Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii
When thinking about Hawaii, the first thing that usually comes to your mind is beaches and sun, not strange appearances. However, many strange things happen inside the Chaminade University, from unusual electronic phenomena to strange dreams shared by those who visit the building.
10. United States Capitol, Washington D.C.
The United States Capitol is believed to be the most haunted building in all Washington. Most of the appearances there are associated with accidents or strange death that happened during the time when the Capitol was being built. Moreover, politicians who have had a strong attachment towards the Congress building can still be seen along he hallways. Joseph Cannon and Champ Clark, both representatives during the early 1900s can still be heard debating in the House of Representatives after midnight in some days.
The Capitol is not only haunted by people who worked or died there but it also has a demon cat that appears just before something big is about to go down. The cat is said to have appeared before both Abraham Lincoln’s and John F Kennedy’s assassinations.
Have you heard about other American haunting sites?