Haunted places are homes with most recent and energetic spirits that sometimes interact with their environment in a way that humans detect it, such places are said to be haunted. The United States has long had histories of paranormal occurrence with such places that hunt both locals and visitors. However, some of those haunted places in the United States will be discussed.
- The Ohio State Reformatory – Mansfield, Ohio
The Ohio State Reformatory was built in 1896 for reforming juvenile and young – adult offenders, but later the plans gave way to institutional reality and later to a warehouse of despair, pain and death. In 1990, the place was closed by a federal order for brutality and inhumane condition that resulted from overcrowding, decay and violence. But the troubled spirits of the dead inmates still remained and physically attack visitors and staffs. They whisper through the cell blocks. Also, the heartbroken spirit of a former warden still cries out in her former quarters, even her rose perfume accompanies her presence.
- Waverly Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky
Waverly Hills Sanatorium was built in 1910 for tuberculosis patients and through the years was used as a home for the elderly and severely disabled, a concert venue, and today as a haunted site with tours. As many things happened in this place and over the year, many died with a disease, not all the inhabitants rested in peace and as a result, people experience ghostly nurses, shadow people and disembodied voices singing and crying.
- Saint Augustine Lighthouse – St. Augustine, Florida
The current lighthouse was opened in 1874 after so many years, visitors have reported smelling cigar smoke, seeing chairs move, finding locked doors open and hearing the laughter or seeing two girls along the shore that were drowned while playing many years ago. You can take a “Dark of the Moon” tour of the lighthouse.
- The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Weston, West Virginia
This asylum was for the treatment of mentally sick patients and later became a dumping ground for society’s unwanted, it became overcrowded and a place for pain and misery, it was finally closed in 1994, but the confused spirits of the former patients were locked inside. The lingering spirit of a lonely child named Lily, an innocent victim sits patiently in her room, waiting for someone to play with her.
- Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Eastern State Penitentiary was opened in 1829 to rehabilitate prisoners using strict work schedules, enforced silence, and hoods to block outdoor views, later it became overcrowded and outdated and there was violence. Today the prison is considered a haunted place after being investigated by the paranormal group. Tours visit Eastern State Penitentiary daily.
- Mount Misery Road – West Hills, New York
The Weird US have listed Mount Misery Road and the nearby Sweet Hollow Road as two roads with haunted histories this is because ghostly faces are seen in the tree trunks, strange light play over the woods, and misty apparitions appear to drivers near the Northern State Parkway
- The Lincoln Theater Decatur, Illinois
The grand old Lincoln was opened in 1916 and was built where a hotel known as Priest Hotel was previously built in 1860. This theatre has provided visitors with paranormal activity such as ghostly footsteps or feels the hair on your skin stand at mysterious encounters.
- Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery – Chicago, Illinois
This forested area near the suburb of Midlothian, outside of Chicago has a small cemetery where many people have to witness glowing balls of light hovering over the area together with other famous Chicago haunts. This Cemetery has over one hundred documented reports of ghost sightings and offers private ghost tours.
- Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Road Trippers calls Gettysburg the most haunted location in the country, it is now a national historical site. Tourist have reported thrilling ghost encounters and many believed they met Civil War re-enactors but they later realized that no such groups were at that park. You can enjoy nighttime ghost tours at the battlefields.
- The Bell Witch Cave, Adams, Tennessee
This cave is one of the oldest haunted places in US history. This is a story about Bell family that happened about 1817 and 1821; this family was troubled by a witch who pinched their children, laughed, sang and made fruit appear out of thin air. This witch was said to hate John Bell and swore to kill him and succeeded, she promised to return to the Bell’s descendants in 1935. And today there are tours of the Bell’s Witch cave on John Bell’s old property; both nighttime and daytime visits are available.