THE TOP 10 UNITED STATE’S HAUNTED PLACES
If you believe it or not, there are towns in America where creepy tales have been handed down over the centuries. We’ve put together a list of the United States’ spookiest sites, from HAUNTED PLACES fortresses to grisly tales of deaths and misery.
1. The Murder House of Villisca Axe
On June 10, 1912, a gruesome crime scene occurred at the house at 508 E Second Street. The heinous massacre of Josiah B. Moore, his children, and his wife, as well as two other young girls who stayed as their overnight guests, stunned the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa, and the murderer was not found. The house residents have reported seeing an adult male with an ax, screaming children, and unexplained paranormal activities over the years. In 1994, this house was returned to its original state, which had no electricity or indoor plumbing. These updates enhance the chilling ambiance during the lamplight tour. And it takes place from March to November, and there is also an overnight experience available for groups by reservation.
2. Moundsville Penitentiary – a prison in the United States
This site in the West Virginia, known as Moundsville Penitentiary. It is the most dangerous among America’s correctional institutions. Additionally, it holds almost a thousand prisoners at the time of its service for 100 years. The inmates had lived their lives in overcrowding, which had sparked protests. Moreover, countless inmates were electrocuted or hung, and in some cases, they were assassinated by their fellow inmates. This facility was closed in 1995. But some say that tortured souls remain behind bars and in the depths of the prison. And these can be heard or seen during a visit.
3. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – a mental institution in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Previously, this location was known as the Weston State Hospital. Thousands of mentally ill inmates were treated at the hospital in 1864. Hundreds of patients died there until it closed in 1994. The spirits said to inhabit this location date back to the Civil War when founded as a military post. A 2-hour and an 8-hour paranormal tours are available in the asylum’s four main hot spots, with the latter being a more intensive overnight magical search with an expert ghost hunter.
4. Sammie Dean
This location in Arizona, known as Jerome. It was once a copper-mining town with a reputation for paranormal activities dating back to the Wild West. Compared to its success years, when it had 15,000 inhabitants, it now only has 400 people. Since the time of gunfights and mine crashes, it is known that there are many ghostly residents. Sammie Dean, a prostitute who her client strangled in the old crib neighborhood, is one of the most talked-about HAUNTED PLACES. Sammie’s ghost wanders the alley, looking for her assailant, who has yet to be identified.
5. Moon River Brewery
In 1999, Moon River Brewery took their beloved beers to Savannah. However, in 1821, this structure was one of the oldest. It was once known as City Hotel, an upscale hotel with a violent past during its Civil War. During heated fights, men were killed in this hotel, including a Yankee battered to death by some locals in 1860. According to some customers, bottles have been seen floating through the air. And some unknown forces have touched, pulled, and slapped the visitors. So for that reason, many say that Toby, a local ghost, is hiding in the billiards section, looking for an impending bar brawl.
6. Cuban Club
The Cuban Club, also known as Circulo Cubano de Tampa, is located in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood. During 1917, it was a popular hangout for Cuban immigrants, who enjoyed the outdoor bandshell, dance floor, ballroom, and stage in its cantina. The National Historic Register now protects this compound. It also hosts special activities and concerts. Moreover, it is the venue for several ghost stories of ghosts traveling in elevators and playing at the piano.
7. Sultan’s Palace
In the 1800s, this traditional French quarter house with an expansive courtyard and wrought-iron balcony became a horror house. With numerous wives, children, and a harem of females and youth and males who were kept against their will, the Sultan lived a rich, depraved lifestyle. Thus, the Sultan’s perplexing drinking, torture, and opium practices were a source of complaint about the Sultan’s neighbors. However, the Sultan’s death was the most enigmatic since he was buried alive in the courtyard after his harem and family were massacred by an unknown murderer. Strange smells, a heavy scent of incense wafting through the house, loud music, and unwanted advances on former female inhabitants are all thought to be the Sultan’s trick of groping female guests.
8. Fort Mifflin (Pennsylvania)
Fort Mifflin, which was completed in 1917, remains the country’s only preserved Revolutionary War battlefield. On the land on the Delaware River, about 14 HAUNTED PLACES have been rebuilt. Also, it is said to have many ghosts from the past. One of the spirits that haunt this location is a woman. Her screams are so loud that the Philadelphia Police Department is called to investigate, only to discover that no one is inside. More characters appear in their ghost stories including:
- a tour guide dressed in revolutionary garb
- a big quantity of cats and dogs
- a faceless man who wanders the grounds of Fort Mifflin
9. Calcasieu Courthouse
When Toni Jo Henry murdered a man in Lake Charles in the 1940s, she became the community’s talk. Toni’s true love from the Texas jail bewitched a guy driving his pick-up truck to give her a ride while she and her companion were walking on the highway to reach him. The jury took three times to convict Toni, who charmed the jail officers, the courtroom and divided the town over her alleged guilt. She was the primary female to die in an electric chair in this county in 1942. Moreover, she was known as the Tiger child. Staff swears they can feel her touch, smell her burning blood, and hear her screams in the courtroom today. Many of them say she tinkers with the office equipment, locks the entrance and disrupts their daily work at the HAUNTED PLACES.
10. Eastern State Penitentiary
This location in Philadelphia seems to be the creepiest of all. The Eastern State Penitentiary is the first of its kind, with a massive footprint and a sizable budget. It had special rigid rules that promoted punishment and alienation when conducting Quacker’s beliefs. Any time an inmate went outside their cage, correctional officers were present to protect them. The skylight was the solely source of illumination for them. And it was thought to get the prisoners “God’s light.” Thus, the location is still HAUNTED PLACES by tortured ghosts, including” Slick Willie” Sutton.