- "Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois", Over one hundred documented reports of ghost sightings make Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery one of the most haunted cemeteries in the country. The forested area near the suburb of Midlothian, outside of Chicago, contains a small cemetery where many people witness glowing balls of light hovering over the area.
- "Mount Misery Road, West Hills, New York Bucolic", well-heeled Long Island seems distant from the paranormal world, but for over a century, the area known as West Hills has boasted amazing paranormal activity. Mount Misery Road, so-named by settlers cursing its difficult passage, and the area near Sweet Hollow Road have a rich history of paranormal activity. Ghostly faces seen in the trunks of trees, strange lights playing over the woods and misty apparitions appear to drivers near the Northern State Parkway.
- "Saint Augustine Lighthouse, St. Augustine, Florida", The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum provides a great tourist destination and a haunted place to visit all in one package! For decades, ghost stories about the lighthouse intrigued visitors. Three little girls died on site during construction. Legend says they were playing with a rail car used to bring supplies up the hillside when the car spun out of control, drowning the three children in the water below. Visitors report hearing a female crying, “Help me!” inside the tower, as well as mysterious lights and footsteps. View a virtual tour on the website, and read the truths and myths about this amazing lighthouse.
- "Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania", Volumes could be written about Eastern State Penitentiary. Investigated by many paranormal groups and included in numerous television documentaries, Eastern State is often called the “haunted house within a prison.” An online, virtual reality tour is available for those who can’t get there in person.
- "Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky", Prepare for shadow people, ghostly nurses and disembodied voices singing in the attic at this former tuberculosis hospital in Kentucky. Be sure to bring your camera, since most visitors catch orb photos when touring the Waverly Hills Sanatorium.
- "The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado", Stephen King wrote The Shining while staying at the Stanley, The Atlantic Paranormal Society caught amazing evidence during two episodes of Ghost Hunters, and dozens of staff and guests report everything from apparitions of children to objects moving by themselves. The Stanley Hotel belongs at the top of every ghost hunter’s list of places to visit
- "The Bell Witch Cave, Adams, Tennessee", The historical Bell Witch Cave and former Bell Farm offers tours for those interested in researching the amazing story of the Bell Witch.
- Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Over ten thousand men died in the battle of Gettysburg. Located in Pennsylvania, the battlefield is now a national historical site. Tourists report astonishing ghostly encounters. Many believe they meet Civil War re-enactors, only to find out later that no such groups are at the park. For more visitor information, the Gettysburg website includes general park information. The West Virgini Ghost Hunters snapped several pictures of an apparent apparition at the park during an investigation
- "The Campground Haunted Massacre Attraction, Fort Mill, South Carolina",
There's no obscene history to the campground attraction, but the owners have done everything they can think of -- and that includes witchcraft and the occult -- just to scare the hell out of you. Proud members of The International Association Of Haunted Attractions and devoted attendees of the Annual National Halloween, Costume & Party Show in Chicago know a thing or two about the joy of fear.
Besides the fact that camping in the woods is a naturally ghoulish pastime, when you're told about werewolf sightings and, in all seriousness, about the mental hospital just down the road, things can become a little spine tingling.
- "Hacker House, Winston-Salem, North Carolina",
The legend of the Hacker House goes back centuries, and it is continually evolving, as terrible events continue to plague this ill-omened house. It rests upon a Native American mass grave, where several dozen bodies lay, aged 20-25 and deposed execution-style, but in such a way that has baffled archaeologists because there was no evidence of weapons or struggle. And indeed Cherokee lore says that the place is cursed, a place, "where the brave may not walk, as his prayers would not be answered."
Further evidence of evil play came in 1821, from signed affidavits given by Continental Army soldiers claiming to have had a gun battle with dozens of undead. A century later, the Hacker House was a hospital and laboratory. Though reports are unclear, several bodies were excavated after a great fire in 1930, and they were found to be curiously hollow.
Experimental documentation by a Dr. Johnas Hacker seemed to indicate that the hollowing was a result of the experimental medicines ingested by his patients. Rebuilt, the house was turned into a funeral parlor where things went predictably unwell. Now people seem to have smartened up. It is possible to take tours of Hacker House, but don't nobody live there.
- "The Fox Sisters Cabin",
Though less well-known than the other haunted places, the Fox Sisters cottage is perhaps the most important haunted house of all, since the phenomena here in many ways set the standard for later hauntings and even launched a religion. In 1848 Hydesville, western New York, two young sisters named Maggie and Katie Fox began supposedly communicating with the ghost of a murdered peddler. The sisters, in a sort of crude seance, would ask questions of the spirit, who would answer back with mysterious knocks or raps. Many people, including their mother, were amazed at what seemed to be genuine contact with the dead. Both sisters eventually admitted that they had actually faked the sounds--there had been no murdered peddler, it had all been a prank. The women even demonstrated how they had done it. But by then the belief had taken on a life of its own as a religion called Spiritualism, which is still practiced today.
- "Pollepel Island, Hudson River, New York",
The island has a morbid history, having been strategically important during the American War of Independence. Later, in the early 1900s, the island was bought by a Scotsman, Francis Bannerman, who decided to turn it into an homage to Scotland. A firearms maker, he built a warehouse in the style of a Scottish castle, complete with crenellated towers.
But after his death in 1918, the smooth-running Scottish enclave experienced a series of disasters. Two hundred pounds of powder and shells exploded, blowing half a building onto New York City. Lightning bolts seemed to torment the flagpoles to the point of disintegration. And in a coup de grâce, a massive storm on the Hudson caused a freighter and passenger barge, the Pollepel, to explode and crash into the island. Now all that's left are the remains, and what the Dutch refer to as the Heer of Dunderberg, a fiend (and his goblins) who inhabits the Highlands and doesn't like visitors.