From California’s Sunshine Coast to the bustling northeastern cities, the United States has many destinations worth exploring. Some travelers seek cities where food and nightlife flourish, while others seek beautiful national parks. Still, due to the possibility of encountering supernatural phenomena, more brave travelers are on their next vacation. Ghost hunters flock to America’s most haunted cities, famous for witnessing souls in unfamiliar places not normally found in guides. Past tragic events may cast shadows on the ghosts in hotels, parks, restaurants, etc., in these towns. Still, even if you do not engage in paranormal activities, at least you have a dark history of the area, and you will have a memorable moment.
We found 10 famous places for paranormal phenomena in the United States. From hotels to lighthouses to former prisons.
1. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
Since its opening in 1909, the Stanley Hotel’s magnificent Georgian architecture and world-famous whisky bar have attracted many tourists to Estes Park. In addition to that strange relationship, the hotel is also accompanied by other ghosts and mysterious piano music. Stanley Hotel relies on its reputation very cleverly and provides nightly ghost tours and spiritual consultations with Madame Vera.
2. Villisca Axe Murder House
On June 10, 1912, an old white framed house on 508 Second Avenue became the crime scene. Josiah B. Moore (Josiah B. Moore), his wife, four children, and two girls who were guests that night were brutally murdered in Villisca, Iowa. No killer was found in the small town. Over the years, house dwellers have reported scenes of axmen, crying babies, and unexplained paranormal activities. In 1994, the house was restored to its original condition without internal plumbing or electricity, for lamplight tours from April to November or overnight experiences booked for groups.
3. Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania
This castle-like Eastern State Prison was isolated to new heights when it was completed in 1829. The prisoners live, practice, and eat alone. When the prisoner left the cell, the guard covered his head with a turban and hid him.
From 1913 onwards, the prison had to abandon its cells due to overcrowding until it was closed in 1970, but the form of punishment was less severe (the prisoner’s tongue was worn on the wrist).
It is one of the most haunted localities in the United States. It is both a museum and an annual “Terror Behind the Walls” celebration. There are six haunted attractions within the prison wall, and we have 1,000 visitors. The paranormal phenomena reported include dark figures, limbless laughter, and rhythmic steps.
4. Moon River Brewery
The Moon River Brewery brought its beloved beer to Savannah in 1999, one of the oldest buildings in the city, and dates back to 1821. The original name was City Hotel, a luxury hotel with a history of violence. During the civil war. The hotel was killed in a ferocious skirmish in 1860, including the Yankees, who were beaten by locals. Today, some bar patrons claimed to have seen customers push, touch, and poke and to have seen bottles fly in a mysterious sky. Resident Toby is said to be unhappy in the pool hall and looking for the next great bar.
5. Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff, Arizona
A large portion of paranormal guests of the Monte Vista Hotel in Flagstaff was truly restrained and beyond their welcome, including long-term boarders hanging raw meat on the chandelier in Room 210. Two women were thrown out of the third floor, trying to kebab a sleeping male customer. According to reports, some children made creepy screams at the staff who went upstairs in the basement. (Actor John Wayne once encountered paranormal phenomena here.)
6. House of Death: New York City
New York’s Greenwich Village has some of the most desirable real estate in the world, except Brownstone on West 10th Street. Known as the “House of Death”, the house is haunted by 22 ghosts who live or have died within the walls, including the ghost of a 6-year-old girl who died after being beaten by her adoptive father. However, the house is still in New York City and has celebrity descendants. Writer Mark Twain is said to have stayed home as early as 1900 and occasionally returned home.
7. Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California
The Winchester Mystery House may be one of the most disturbing architectural projects in history. After the death of her husband and children, the seer told Sarah Winchester, the wife of the son of a gun manufacturer, that her family had been killed by the ghosts of the victims of the shooting. To avoid the spirit of revenge, he asked you to build an impressive Victorian-style house that has been transformed into a house you can see now. Creepier features include stairs that lead directly to the ceiling, windows that lead to secret passages, and doors that lead to brick walls.
8. Calcasieu Courthouse
Tony Joe Henry has been talking about the small town of Lake Charles since she killed a cold-blooded man in the 1940s. Also famous is her beauty. A former prostitute attracted a gentleman in a pickup truck and dropped her off while walking on the highway with a traveling friend, taking her true love out of the Texas prison. The jury conducted three trials to charm court and prison staff, and the wise Tony and Joe were convicted. In 1942, this killer beauty known as the “Tiger Girl” was the first woman in the state to die in an electric chair. Now, her spirit is empty in the courtroom, and the workers vowed to feel her figure, hear her screams, and even smell her burnt hair. Many people believe that she is repairing office equipment, locking the door, and disrupting the court office’s daily life.
9. The Arlington Hotel
With a century of history, this magnificent hotel is a luxury model of luxury, so if you were a ghost, you could choose to stay for a while. History influences this place and your thoughts. Four presidents, Babe Ruth and Al Capone live here. Outside, old-fashioned lights guide the hot springs in the city center and draw visitors to this resort town. Echoing in the stone buildings, even the fountains emanated ghostly precursors against the backdrop of dark, steep forests.
10. Fort Delaware
The Civil War Prison was particularly unpleasant in the 1860s, where gangrene, amputation, and mental illness caused by war were widespread. It is said that the souls of besieged Confederate soldiers living in this former Union Prison were haunted by granite and brick boulders on the ferry from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island. On weekends in October, you can take a 5-hour immersive tour. Here, you will use a ghost detector to look for supernatural activity.