6 Haunted Places to Explore
Thrill-seekers, your time has come! Check out these mega haunted spots throughout the US.
The Moundsville Penitentiary operated between 1876 to 1995 and is now available for tours, training and as an avid filming location. As a correctional facility, Moundsville hosted some of America’s most violent criminals. Their men were cramped together, tortured and executed wither by the death penalty or other prisoners as you can imagine the indescribable amount of horrors lived throughout the premises, as it remains one of the most haunted places in the US.
Location: 818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041
Winchester Mystery House
One badly made movie later, and the Winchester house has regained popularity. Construction began on this maze-like property in 1884 and was not “completed” until 1922. By “completed,” we mean whatever that means to the alluded mad owner Mrs. Winchester. It was rumored that the ghost of the lives lost through the family business Winchester rifles haunted Mrs. Winchester driving her to design a maze home to confuse the haunting spirits with doors leading to freefalls and paths to nowhere.
Location: 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
The Queen Mary
Docked in Long Beach, California, sits the RMS Queen Mary, an iconic 1936 British ocean liner. The ship sailed from 1936 to 1967 but now serves as a hotel and tourist spot. It seems like some of the previous check-ins have never left, as this is one of the most haunted locations in the country. If only those walls could talk!
Location: 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802
The White House
Residence to every U.S. Since John Adams, the white house walls, rooms, and secret passages hold many secrets. It would be naive to think that this one would be immune to ghostly hauntings out of all buildings. Most famously, Abraham Lincoln was rumored to be haunted by his son Willie who died in the White House at age 11 in 1862. Since then, Presidents have fueled rumors with stories of unlikely visitors throughout the night.
Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
The Myrtles Plantation
Built in 1796 by General David Bradford and located in St.Francisville, Louisiana, sits The Myrtles Plantation. As an Antebellum-style property, horrific tales of torture and darkness loom over an avid slavery-era plantation. Although the property is architecturally stunning, located in a mossy green swamp-like forest, the beauty cannot mask the dark history and immense pain suffered throughout the land.
Location: 7747 US-61, St Francisville, LA 70775
The Stanley Hotel
Redrum. Redrum. Redrum. The Stanley Hotel is the inspiration behind one of the most iconic horror books and films of all time, Stephe King’s “The Shining.” This massive colonial Revival resort is home to 140 rooms and some luring guests in beautiful Colorado. Yes, the infamous room 237 is room 217, where a horrific gas explosion occurs, and it is available to book.
Location: 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
- Tahnia Ortega