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There are numerous reportedly haunted locations in the United States. This list sorts these places alphabetically by state (or federal district), and then alphabetically within each region. The list items are based on subjective reports and local stories.
Bill Sketoe'slynching took place near the town of Newton in December 1864, when he perhaps deserted the Confederate Army or aided pro-Union local renegades. Stories differ, but the site is said to have featured a hole that would not remain filled with soil.
The former site of the C. C. Pegues House on Pine Street in Cahaba is the location of numerous sightings of a ghostly orb in a now-vanished garden maze.
The Dr. John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa has a tower that has reportedly been seen on numerous occasions to be on fire, when no fire was actually there. Also, ghostly lights are said to have been seen emanating from house.
Gaineswood in Demopolis is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper from Virginia. She was in charge of running the house for General Whitfield after the death of his wife. Her ghost supposedly plays the piano in the music room.
The Harrison Cemetery in Coffee County is said to be haunted by the dancing ghost of Grancer Harrison.
Kenworthy Hall near Marion has a fourth-floor tower room that is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman. She sits in a window awaiting the return of a lover who died during the American Civil War.
Edmund King House on the University of Montevallo campus in Shelby County is reported to be the site of spectral lights, the sound of footsteps, and other unexplainedn oises.
Oakleigh in Mobile is said to be haunted by a female ghost in the front parlor and also to have poltergeist-like activity in other parts of the mansion, including furniture moving by itself, disembodied voices, and shadow figures.
Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a former slave, Henry Wells, who was lynched by a mob after being accused of burning down the second county courthouse. Soon afterward, the ghostly image of a face appeared in an upper window of the new third county courthouse to profess Wells' innocence. Supposedly, every windowpane in the courthouse was broken in a hailstorm one year, except for that pane.
Pratt Hall at Huntingdon College in Montgomery is reportedly haunted by a Red Lady. Huntingdon was originally a Methodist female college and the Red Lady is alleged to be the ghost of a lonely girl who committed suicide.
The Richards DAR House in Mobile is reportedly the site of disembodied laughter, the singing of childlike voices, and a ghostly figure that appears in an upstairs bedroom window.
Rocky Hill Castle, site of a former plantation near Courtland, is purported to be haunted by a "lady in blue", ghosts of Civil War soldiers, and the ghosts of tortured slaves. Prior to its destruction, it was also alleged that knocking and banging of unknown origin occurred in the house.
Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama was built in 1828. Both Union and Confederate officers stayed there during their respective occupations of the city during the Civil War. Reported activity including children's laughter, moving objects, and numerous apparitions has been investigated by local paranormal groups and a team from the television show Paranormal State.
Village Falls Cemetery in Mulga, established in 1866, is the site of sightings of spectral figures hanging from a tree. The streetlights that surround this cemetery often turn off and on one-by-one.
Boot Hill in Tombstone is reportedly haunted by apparitions, including men dressed as cowboys. Some of the men have appeared with their guns drawn and pointed at people who visit the cemetery. An apparition of a little girl has also been seen by tourists. Other paranormal activity includes light anomalies, shadow figures, and numerous and frequent cold spots.
Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee is reportedly haunted. The owners claim mysterious voices, odd sounds, odd smells, and levitating objects. It was investigated on both Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center in Tucson is reportedly the site of paranormal activity, including toilets flushing all by themselves (no report about whether the toilets are automatic), the water faucets in the second floor bathrooms turning on by themselves, strange lights that appear and disappear in the building, and a spectral young girl playing with a ball.
Gadsden Hotel in Douglas is reportedly haunted by a few specters including a cowboy and two "shoppers". This place is also home to a few stories, such as those of a woman being pinned to her bed, another having her hair pulled, and yet another having someone lay down next to her in bed.
Part of the football field at Lee Williams High School in Kingman lies atop an old Pioneer Cemetery. Women in prairie gowns and men wearing suits from the 19th Century have reportedly been sighted during outdoor graduation ceremonies.
Monte Vista Hotel in Flagstaff is reputed to be haunted. A phantom bellboy is said to knock on the door of room 210 and announce "Room service." John Wayne reported seeing a ghost in his room while staying at the hotel in the early 1950s.
Vulture Mine in Wickenburg is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of prostitutes in the bordello, children in the school house, and silver miners who were killed in the area.
Fort Chaffee in Western Arkansas, which is near Fort Smith, is reportedly haunted. It was featured in the TV series Ghost Adventures on Friday, November 19, 2010.
The King Opera House is a historic live performance venue in Van Buren. Opened in the late 19th century, the opera house is purportedly haunted by a young Victorian man who was whipped to death by the father of his lover when they attempted to elope.
The Gurdon Light is a mysterious floating light above the railroad tracks near Gurdon (Clark County), a few miles away on Highway 67, which was first sighted during the 1930s. A popular legend is that a railroad worker was in an accident in which he was decapitated and now he is holding a lantern going up and down the tracks searching for his missing head. The other legend involves the murder of a foreman for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. The Gurdon Light was reportedly sighted shortly after his murder near those tracks in 1931. Many have believed that the light is the railroad foreman's lantern glowing. The local legend appeared on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries in 1994. Scientists have tried to explain the light saying it could be headlights from the traffic on Interstate 30, but the light began appearing in the 1930s, while the interstate was not constructed until the 1970s and is 3 miles or more away. They have also looked for methane gas, but the light can be seen glowing in all types of weather. Another explanation some scientists believe is that or sparks of electricity come from pressure on underground quartz crystal.
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, article entitled Gurdon Light by Staci Nicole Morrow of Oachita Baptist University, December 23, 2014.
- May, Joe. "Gurdon Light Still a Mystery in County." Daily Siftings Herald, October 29, 1991, p. 4.
- Pentecost, Tom. "Halloween, Ghosts, Goblins and the Gurdon Light." Southern Standard, October 31, 1985, p. 1.
- Plott, Nicole. "Gurdon and the Ghost Orb." Clark County Historical Journal (2014): 99–104.
- Richter, Wendy. "Clark County's 'Unsolved Mystery': The Gurdon Light." Clark County Historical Journal (2001): 127–166.
- Rowlett, Lara. "Light Remains a Big Mystery." Daily Siftings Herald, May 17, 1988, pp. 1–2.
Pioneer Park in Aspen is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Harriet Webber, wife of its builder, who died of what was ruled to be an accidental strychnineoverdose in 1881, four years before it was built.
Dudleytown is an abandoned town founded in the mid-1740s. It lies in the middle of a forested area in Cornwall. The original buildings are gone and only their foundations remain. Videos purport to show restless spirits in the area and hikers have reported seeing orbs in the area. Visitors claim that the area is unusually quiet and devoid of wildlife. It is on private property and is closed to the public.
Hartford Conservatory in Hartford. Anonymous apparitions dressed in 19th Century clothing, shadowy figures, spectral footsteps, and disembodied voices have been reported at this now-defunct performing arts school. It was investigated on Ghost Hunters.
The Remington Arms factory in Bridgeport was once a weapons factory. It was closed in the 1980s. It is claimed that accidents and fatalities were the cause of the closing. People have claimed shadow figures, voices, yelling, and residual working sounds. It was featured on the TV series Ghost Adventures.
Bay Oaks in Lewes is said to be haunted by a historical massacre between Dutch colonists and Native Americans.
Dead President's Pub & Restaurant in Wilmington is said to be haunted by a former patron named "Lemonade" Mullery.
Delaware Governor's Mansion in Dover is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a floating specter who wears a Revolutionary War outfit, and a little girl in a red gingham dress.
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Thomas "Fatty" Walsh, a mobster who was murdered there on September 7, 1929 during a gambling dispute. Claims include that his ghost haunts the hotel elevator. Guests also have reported seeing the ghost of a woman who was said to have jumped out of a window to save her child and a woman in white clothing in their rooms.
Velda Mound in Tallahassee is said to be haunted by Native Americans sitting by a fire at night and a white glowing wolf that prowls the premises. Locals report it howling night after night.
The University of South Florida Library in Tampa is reportedly haunted. For years, reports have been made of automatic doors opening and closing without anyone near them and the sounds of doors closing with no students left in the building.
Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah is allegedly haunted by angry spirits. Staff members have claimed physical attacks, possessions, and dark figures. It was featured on the TV series Ghost Adventures.
Farragut State Park in Athol has numerous reports of The Brig being haunted by full-body specters as well as objects moving by themselves in the former military jail cells. It was the site of at least one homicide and suicide during World War II. In its day, this site was the home of three hundred thousand Navy personnel.
Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls is both a hospital and nursing home. It was named after Doctor Frank Harms. Many people died here from both medical conditions and old age during the 20th Century. The most common reported occurrence is that buzzers sound at the nurse's station when nobody is pushing the buzzers. Also, the buzzers in the restrooms sound when nobody is in them.
Frazier Hall at Idaho State University in Pocatello is said to be haunted by a ghost named Alex. The building houses the speech and theater departments. In addition to the sound of steps on the fourth floor, there have been reports of people seeing specters in the seats of the auditorium, and hearing the piano playing when no one is present.
The Joyce Building in Genesee is named for Sara Joyce who moved there with her family in the 1970s. The reports of haunting are from only Sara and her family. She claims to have experienced a variety of haunted events in this property, from full-body specters who hold conversations, to poltergeist-type pranks and activities.
Lake Waha in Lewiston is allegedly haunted by an anonymous Nez Perce woman from either the 18th or 19th Century wearing buckskin sitting beside the water here. If visitors approach, she walks into the water and disappears leaving behind a whirlpool of white foam. Living adults from that same tribe stay away from this lake, although living teenage boys are sent here for their guardian spirit quest.
Owyhee Mountains in Owyhee County are allegedly inhabited by demon-possessed canibalistic dwarves in some caves. The two-foot-high naked creatures are exceedingly strong, and one of them can carry a dead elk on his back. According to Shoshone and Bannock legends, the dwarves can be identified by their long tails, which they sometimes hide by wrapping them around their bodies. The dwarves have been accused of abducting little children and devouring them.
Ashmore Estates is a former almshouse and current an allegedly haunted attraction in Coles County. It has appeared in several books, television shows and documentaries, including Soul Catcher and an episode of Ghost Adventures.
Willard Library in Evansville is said to be haunted by a ghost known as "The Lady in Gray". Webcams are set up throughout the library to record alleged paranormal activity 24 hours a day; their live streaming broadcasts can be viewed online.
Whispers Estate in Mitchell is said to be haunted by, among other spirits, the ghost of Rachael, a young girl burned around Christmas Day 1912.
Drake University in Des Moines has a paranormal report from students of feelings of being watched by the spirits in its municipal observatory. Some staff members even claim that the spirit of Dr. Robert Morehouse helps guide the students on their academics.
A brick building in Farrar featured on The Travel Channel TV show My Ghost Story is reputed to be haunted.
Independence State Hospital in Independence reportedly has paranormal activities including cold drafts, whispers, and the feeling of being watched by apparitions. Those who work there often avoid the area if possible, seeing shadows and hearing disembodied screams.
Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison reportedly has paranormal activities including cold spots in certain cells, the sound of chains and clanking in the halls, and even vicious attacks on people. Security guards often refuse to go the end of the solitary confinement area at night citing dark feelings, and the feeling of being watched by specters intently.
The Jordan House in West Des Moines is said to be haunted by the ghost of Eda Jordan, the three-year-old daughter of Iowa abolitionist James C. Jordan. She broke her neck and died in 1893 when she fell off the banister which she was sliding down. She supposedly walks the halls of the house carrying a white cat.
Oxford Middle School (AKA the "5th and 6th grade center") in Oxford is supposedly haunted by a ghost named Anne Marie. Multiple sightings of Anne Marie have been reported in the now-closed school; she supposedly resides in the storage area in the balcony of the gymnasium.
Stull Cemetery in Stull has had reports of various paranormal activities.
Wichita State University in Wichita is said to be haunted by George Wilner in the Wilner Auditorium. There are also paranormal reports about disembodied voices, doors opening and closing by themselves, and lights turning on and off and flickering without explanation.
The cemetery of Free Union Separate Baptist Church in Adair County, Kentucky is said to be haunted by a father and his child. A young couple that attended this church claim to have seen a ghostly man holding a baby in a pink blanket in 1972. Later, they went to the where they saw the man and found the grave of a stillborn child and a 54-year-old man. It is thought that the man haunts the graveyard with his baby girl awaiting the death of his wife so they can all be together once again.
John Dye House and the HP Bottom House near the battlefield were used as field hospitals during the Battle of Perryville, and are believed to be haunted by the spirits of soldiers who died. These homes were featured on Ghost Adventures
Bobby Mackey's Music World in the small town of Wilder is often called "the most haunted night club in America". The site of a former slaughterhouse, the headless corpse of Pearl Bryan was found near the nightclub in 1897. Her alleged killers, Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling, avid Satan worshipers, both claimed that they would haunt the area when they were executed by hanging. Today, Walling and Jackson are said to haunt the well room, and an urban legend holds that the well is a portal to Hell, allowing demons to enter the nightclub. An urban legend also claims the site is haunted by the spirit of a dance hall girl named Johanna, who committed suicide after avenging her murdered lover after he was killed by her disapproving father. This claim was investigated on the first episode of the TV series Ghost Adventures. The show has also done several "returns", one of which includes the supposed possession of the lead investigator, Zak Bagans. They also show a video of the caretaker, Carl, being possessed.
X Cave at Carter Caves State Resort Park located in Carter County, Kentucky is said to be haunted by two Cherokee Indian lovers, according to the book, 'More Kentucky Ghost Stories' by Michael Paul Henson. Huraken, a warrior in the tribe, found a rich vein of silver but kept the secret to himself because he wanted to use the silver to make gifts for Manuita, daughter of the chief. One day, Huraken and a group of warriors left the tribe's village for a battle; when the warriors didn't return, the tribe believed them dead and prepared to move. Manuita didn't want to leave the only home she had ever known, or the memory of Huraken, so she threw herself off a cliff to end her life. Huraken, however, was not dead, but returned to the vein of silver to make gifts for his love Manuita; unfortunately, the night he planned to return and present the gifts as a way of asking for her hand in marriage was the night Manuita threw herself from the cliff. On his way back to the village, he found the body of the princess and carried her into a cave, concealing her body so he could watch over it (the cave is now known as "X Cave" because the four entrances meet in the middle). The chief accused Huraken of being responsible for the death of his daughter; Huraken was captured and sentenced to death. As a last request, he asked to go to the site of her body one last time; He entered the cave alone and never came out. When the cave was reopened, the bones of two Indian bodies and silver artifacts were found, but later lost.
Raven Hill Cemetery located between Madisonville, Kentucky and Earlington, Kentucky is said to be haunted. The grave yard is located on an old gravel road that rarely sees much traffic. It is said that there is an empty grave haunted by a blue light. This light follows people in the dark who cross its path. The story says that the person buried in this grave escaped and is looking for another person to take his place in the grave. There have been a few sightings of the blue light, but no recordings of a ghost attempting to push or pull anyone into an empty grave.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville
Old Louisville, reputed to be "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood," is one of the largest historic preservation districts in the country - and supposedly the largest Victorian neighborhood in the nation. It is also said to be home to dozens of haunted mansions and local ghost stories.
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville is a former tuberculosis hospital that has been of strong interest with paranormal investigators, some calling it "the most haunted place on Earth". There are unconfirmed reports of more than 60,000 deaths at the site (though the real number is estimated to be about 8,000), and the property owners, workers, and investigators have claimed that at almost any time you can see strange lights, phantasms and shadows moving around the corridors and rooms of the building.
The Royal Garden in Louisville, now a buffet style restaurant, is built over land purchased in 1975 from a large suburban estate with a hedge maze called the "Royal Garden". The estate had gone unoccupied since 1971, when several members of the Buechel family were exposed to large quantities of LSD and died of exposure wandering the maze. Though the investigation indicated neither malice nor motivation for the tragedy, rumors of lost and incoherent souls wandering RGB persist.
The House on Coon Branch in Knox County, Kentucky, is a reportedly haunted house in a book by Montell Lynwood Williams of the University Press of Kentucky. Residents of this house reported that they "could hear things all through the night if you were awake." These noises were things in front of the fireplace, noises that resemble work in the kitchen, stove doors opening and closing, dishes moving, and pots and pans clanging. Ghostly presences were felt or seen on occasion. The sounds of items falling and hitting the floor were heard but when someone went in to investigate, everything was in place. Once the person left the room, those noises would recur.
The Owens House in Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, is a Queen Anne house which was built by John Allen Owens in 1894. The house deteriorated to the point of disrepair and was torn down in 1977. The house has been reported to have many supernatural occurrences as detailed by the owners of the house and those who stayed in the house. The book has Ruth Sanders, who lived in the house, describing various events that took place in the house. Various noises were reported, such as dining room sounds and utensils on plates. Plates and knives were said to move around of their own accord. Animals avoided certain areas of the house. Animals would not stay in certain rooms for long and would growl at nothing. The ghostly figure of a woman is reported to haunt the house. This woman is referred to as the Gray Lady. She is seen wearing a white dress and surrounded by a red aura. The Gray Lady is speculated to be a sister of John Allen Owens, who died at a young age in 1901.
White Hall near Richmond in Madison County, owned by a man named Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810 -1903), is said to be haunted by ghosts. White Hall is 11 miles north of Richmond, the original house being built in 1798 by Clay's father. Paranormal activities reported in the house include candle lights moving around the perimeter of the house or through the house, strange sounds and smells throughout the house, footsteps in rooms that were found empty, the occasional sound of violin or piano music echoing in the empty ballroom, and even sightings of apparitions of three ghosts at the house: Clay himself, his former wife, and his son. "Very, very odd and more than a little scary", notes Ghost Hunter Kevin McQueen.
Phillips' Folly in Maysville is reportedly haunted by spirits of slaves that resided in the house, and a specter that has been seen wearing a large top hat. The house was featured on Ghost Adventures.
The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville is reportedly haunted by a slave known as Chloe. Chloe was put to death by the other slaves after she intentionally or unintentionally killed at least some members of her master's family with oleander leaves put in a cake. Other slaves may have killed her to prevent punishment by their master. It has been called by some one of the most haunted homes in America.
The Mystere Mansion, otherwise known as the haunted mortuary in New Orleans is believed to be haunted by people who were cremated and buried in the area. This mansion was featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub in New Orleans is said to be haunted.
Camden Hills State Park in Camden allegedly has an apparitional image of Elenora French's pink hat that has been seen still floating in the winds. There are also stories of her hat floating in the Atlantic Ocean, but the cliff does not overlook the ocean and is too far from the lake for it to be floating there. Visitors have also claimed to hear her disembodied screams from when she fell from the cliff edge.
Captain Fairfield's Inn in Kennebunkport is supposedly haunted by Captain John Fairfield, who was imprisoned by the British during the War of 1812.
Fort Knox in Prospect is a 19th Century seacoast fortification located on the banks of the Penobscot River. Investigated by numerous paranormal groups, including SyFy's Ghost Hunters, it has had numerous reports of apparitions, sounds, EVPs, touching and film/photo evidence, although there is no reason to believe EVPs are indicative of anything paranormal.
Chestnut Lodge in Rockville was a private facility treating mental patients for over one hundred years. Closed in 2001, the building was slated for renovation for resale as upscale condominiums. However, in the early morning hours of June 7, 2009, the building burned down.
Engineered Piping Products is a Baltimore-based reseller of industrial pipe, valves and fittings. Its building is on the site of an old residential neighborhood an paranormal activity is reported at the site of the old Deboser home. A local paranormal group, Pasadena Paranormal, has logged more than 100 EVPs from this location. People have reported buzzing sounds that fly by their heads and recently[when?], one employee had his coat tugged from behind when he was in the building alone. This site has been submitted to the Syfy's Ghost Hunters Great American Ghost Hunt for their consideration.
Morrill Hall (University of Maryland) at the University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, Maryland is the oldest academic building on the UMD campus and is named for U. S. Senator Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont, the father of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862. Over the years, members of the campus community have reported hearing the sound of marching feet outside the building, as well as a number of strange smells within its walls. The Morrill Land Grant Act required mandatory military training, so students were organized into a corps of cadets, who drilled on the field in front of Morrill Hall. This field was also the scene of many a punishment when individual cadets misbehaved and were required to shoulder their rifles and march back and forth for hours to work off the demerits they received. The smells are alleged to originate in the experiments conducted in the building's early days as Science Hall or as remnants of the Great Fire of 1912. The Maryland Ghosts and Spirits Association detected the presence of numerous spirits in this building during their 2002 visit to campus.
Point Lookout Lighthouse, at the southernmost tip of Maryland's western shore of Chesapeake Bay, has seen numerous shipwrecks, bodies washed ashore, and plenty of paranormal activity, documented over the centuries.
The Houghton Mansion in North Adams, where North Adams' first mayor, A.C. Houghton, and his family, lived, is supposedly haunted by the family's chauffeur, who committed suicide after a car accident that led to the deaths of Mrs. Houghton and the Houghton's only daughter. It is now used as a Masonic temple. It was investigated on the TV series Ghost Adventures.
The USS Salem (CA-139) in Quincy serves as a museum ship open to the general public. Though never having seen combat, there has been death on the ship, notably after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake when it served as a hospital ship. The ship is home to the Fore River Paranormal Society, which hosts ghost tours on a regular basis, and is converted to a haunted ship open to the public during Halloween. It was featured on Ghost Hunters.
Fenton Hotel in Fenton is said to be haunted by an anonymous man wearing a hat who sits at the bar drinking whiskey although he is not really there. Other paranormal activity includes disembodied voices, touches, and objects being moved by themselves.
Murphy's Lamplight Inn in Central Lake is said to be haunted by a man and woman dressed in 1920s clothing with a little girl watching them dance in the bar area. There is also a spectral young bride who walks in the halls upstairs.
Eloise (psychiatric hospital) or Eloise Asylum in Westland, Michigan, was in operation for 150 years. It was abandoned in 1970 and is reportedly haunted by a female specter wearing white, who walks the old D building's upper floors and roof. It is now a government building. Others have reported eerie and disembodied voices around the grounds where other buildings once stood.
Forepaugh's Restaurant in Saint Paul is said to be haunted by a love affair between the original owner, Joseph Forepaugh and his servant, Molly.
Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing is said to be haunted by anonymous active spirits. Paranormal investigators have confirmed the residence of ghosts in this museum and employees report bus windows opening and closing on their own. Visitors have reported shadows that appear and disappear as well.
Winona State University is said to be haunted by anonymous specters, especially in Lourdes and Richards Hall. Other paranormal reports include pictures getting knocked off walls and moved around by themselves, doors opening and closing by themselves, and apparitional people walking through the halls when no one is around.
Cold Spring Plantation in Pinckneyville is said to be haunted by Dr. John Carmichael who resided in this area starting in the 1790s. Paranormal reports include the feeling of a specter watching you, and unexplained sounds of wine bottles, and the sound of a rocking chair swaying slowly back and forth in Carmichael's mansion cellar.
Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi is said to be haunted by various specters in the 334th and 338th training squadrons. Paranormal activities include lights flickering and an abnormal coldness radiating from the place, radios turning on and off by themselves, and windows and lockers opening by themselves.
Longfellow Place in Pascagoula is said to be haunted by ghosts of slaves who were abused and murdered here. Legend says that the mistress of the house was particularly cruel to the slaves and would often beat them to near death, and more than a few would later succumb to their wounds. The doomed slaves stay on, causing mischief in the form of slamming doors, throwing items about, and other spectral occurrences.
In the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, an anonymous 19th Century man's specter roams his office. He died from a heart attack at his desk. Staff members claim to hear strange noises and the sounds of doors opening and closing coming from the office when no one is there.
Waverley Plantation in West Point is said to be haunted by an anonymous spectral young girl who is apparently searching for her mother and also by an anonymous man in military uniform who is prone to appearing in mirrors. Other paranormal activity includes objects moving by themselves.
Town of Avilla on historic Route 66 is said to have large numbers of Shadow Folk throughout village and also haunted by a Revenant Civil War-era bushwhacker nicknamed "Rotten Johnny Reb", from a gruesome historical event now called the "Legend of the Avilla Death Tree".
The third floor of City Museum in St. Louis is said to be haunted. Visitors and employees have reported sounds of a piano playing by itself and the laughter of children.
The home that inspired The Exorcist on Roanoke Drive in St. Louis, is reportedly haunted by entities that remained after the exorcism of 1949. The house was featured on Ghost Adventures.
Henderson Mansion, 1016 Paseo in Kansas City, is believed to be haunted in relation to a murder that occurred in the mansion in 1978. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Kemper Arena in Kansas City is said to have sightings, sounds, and lights flickering on and off in the arena late at night from a former WWFwrestler named Owen Hart who died in 1999 by falling 78 feet (24 m) to his death from the ceiling of the arena. There are also said to be sightings of him still in his Blue Blazer suit at the top of the arena looking down with the cable hooked up to him.
Ozark Visions, The Costuem Shoppe inLebanon' on East 32 Highway is said to have many disembodied voices throughout property, including reports of a woman calling out the name "Peggy". Ozark Visions is open to the public year-round.
Pythian Castle is said to be haunted. The castle was built by the Knights of Pythias as an orphanage and senior citizens home for its members and their families in 1913. It was called the Pythian Home of Missouri.
Bannack, Montana a ghost town reportedly haunted by executed outlaws and a woman in a blue gown named Dorothy.
Bannack, a ghost town that was one of the first-settled towns in its county, is reportedly haunted. It was founded in 1862 and named after the Bannock Indian tribe. Several reports of hauntings have been made there, including the apparition of a woman in a blue gown named Dorothy who drowned in Grasshopper Creek. A gang of outlaws were also executed in the town and their ghosts are said to haunt the area. There were several epidemics of illnesses there as well, and a reported 8 to 14 infants died in the town; visitors have often reported hearing babies crying.
Carroll College, in Helena, supposedly has a ghost in the men's restroom in St. Charles Hall, where a drunken student died of a cerebral hemorrhage after falling and smashing his head against a sink in the middle of the night. The bathroom was closed for a period after the death, but was later reopened for student use. Several maintenance men and students have reported coming into the bathroom and seeing blood in the sink where the student hit his head. St. Albert's Hall is also said to be haunted by a nun who died of influenza in the college's early days.
The Copper King Mansion in Butte is said to be haunted by its original owner, Senator William A. Clark. Owners have reported a warm and welcoming presence in the house, but have reported witnessing unexplained shadows and footsteps and cold spots. The mansion also served as a Catholicconvent in the early 1900s.
Garnet, a ghost town nestled in the Garnet Mountain Range about 40 miles outside of Missoula, is said to be haunted by several ghosts, including gold miners and a woman executed for murder there. People have often heard voices and loud music when nobody is there.
Little Bighorn National Battlefield, a battlefield in Big Horn County, Montana, is said to have recent claims of paranormal activity at the park from visitors as well as employees. These include taps on shoulders, rangers seeing apparition movement out the corner of their eyes when no one is around, orb spectacles throughout the fields, a Native American war cry, and moans and screams. Lt. Benjamin Hodgson was a member of Company B who died in the battle and has been claimed to have been seen a few times near the Stone House.
Montana State Prison Museum, located in Deer Lodge, is reportedly haunted and had a history of extremely violent criminals, countless executions, and several riots. Built in 1871 and in operation until the 1970s, the prison is now a museum open to the public, and guests have reported disembodied voices and footsteps in all areas of the prison. An underground solitary confinement section of the prison, known as "the hole", which housed prisoners in total darkness, is said to be haunted, and guests have reported being pushed and touched while in the cells.
Virginia City, a ghost town-turned-tourist-attraction, is said to be haunted. The saloon and theater are two areas of reported ghost sightings. The town had a violent past and was home to many outlaws. Calamity Jane lived in the town as a child.
Hummel Park in Omaha reportedly has had paranormal activity including apparitional Native American drums and wolves howling at night as well as anonymous specters. Another paranormal activity at this site is a mysterious stairway nicknamed the "Morphing Stairs" because there are always more stairs to count going up than going down.
Abraham Curry House in Carson City is a historic residence reportedly occupied by the spirit of its namesake builder Abraham Curry, the founding father of the city and state capital, who died in 1873 with only one dollar in his pocket.
400 Stewart Drive, currently the Zappos Main Campus in Downtown Las Vegas, is reportedly haunted on the 4th floor of the building. Both employees and visitors have witnessed seeing a ghostly figure with a top hat, who appears to be non-malicious. Some have said that the ghost has spoken to them in an informative manner.
Mustang Ranch in Clark, Nevada is reportedly haunted by the spirit of Oscar Bonavena, who was shot on the property, and that of a negative entity believed to be attacking the women on the property. The bordello was featured on Ghost Adventures.
La Palazza Mansion (1700 Bannie Avenue) in Las Vegas is reported to be haunted by spirits that were rumored to be sacrificed or killed by the mafia. The home was featured on Ghost Adventures.
Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings is reported to be haunted by gamblers and the victim of a plane crash in the area. The saloon will be featured on Ghost Adventures.
Bonnie Springs Ranch near Blue Diamond is reportedly haunted by spirits passing through on the Spanish Trail, and also has haunts of the native Indian tribes. The area was featured on Ghost Adventures.
The Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah is reportedly haunted by mining victims and murder victims. The hotel was featured on Ghost Adventures.
In Redd Foxx's former home in Las Vegas is said that the famous American comedian is playing pranks on the current tenants as a ghost.
The Nevada Governor's Mansion in Carson City was first occupied by the family of Governor Denver S. Dickerson in July 1909. Guests and staff have reported seeing a woman and child on the premises, thought to be Dickerson's wife Una and daughter June, the only child to have been born in the residence.
The Yellow Jacket Mine has been reported to be haunted by the spirits of eleven miners who were trapped underground during the Yellow Jacket Mine fire. The television series Ghost Adventures sent three investigators to discover the mystery of the numerous hauntings in the mines.
The Mackay Mansion is reported to be haunted by the former residents of the mansion. The television series The Dead Files produced an episode on The Mackay Mansion to investigate the many haunting occurrences.
The Old Washoe Club is reported to be haunted by the spirits of swingers and prostitutes that perished in the area. The club was featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
Gilson Road Cemetery in Nashua is said to be haunted by an anonymous black hooded figure walking amid the headstones.
Huntress Hall, a dormitory at Keene State College, is supposedly haunted by its namesake, Harriet Huntress. Students often report strange noises coming from the building's attic, where Huntress' wheelchair remains to this day.
Pine Hill Cemetery (also known as "Blood Cemetery") in Hollis is allegedly haunted by a family murdered in the 19th century. People have reported orbs, EVPs, and a mysterious little boy running out onto to the road to stop cars.
Three Chimney's Inn in Durham is said to be haunted by a girl named Hannah.
Shades of Death Road in Allamuchy, Warren County, has reputed paranormal activity and is the subject of folklore and local legends at nearby "Ghost Lake", "Lenape Lane", and "Fairy Hole". The road was first given its name ("The Shades") because of the twisted trees shading the roadway; then later giving way to "Shades of Death" because of the many murders and car accidents that have occurred there over the years.
Burnt Mill Road in Atco is reportedly haunted by a young boy killed by a speeding car many years back. If one drives to a specific spot at midnight, a little ghostly boy may be seen running into the road chasing his ball.
The Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton (built in 1810) has several documented deaths that occurred there when it was a wool, talc and grist mill. These work-related deaths are believed to be tied to paranormal activity happening there. The mill was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters.
Leeds Point is the birthplace of the "Leeds Devil", better known as the Jersey Devil. The Pine Barrens gave fame to the legend of the Jersey Devil, said to have been birthed by a local woman named Mrs. Leeds in 1735. It was her 13th child and she didn't want any more, so she cursed the child by saying, "May it be the devil!" Another version tells of Mother Leeds giving birth to a hideous horned monster that attacked her and her midwife, sprouted bat wings, and flew out through the chimney, disappearing into the Pine Barrens, which is where most of the alleged sightings have occurred.
The Devil's Tree in Martinsville, Bernards Township is said to be one of the old headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey. An area surrounding the tree is said to give off unnatural warmth where snow doesn't seem to stick in the dead of winter. They say that the tree has a branch that still hangs low from where the KKK would lynch people. People who have tried to cut it down or do harm to the tree have allegedly met an untimely death.
Burlington County Prison in Mount Holly is reportedly haunted by a legless, floating spirit that moves from the entrance to the yard, a tall male in a uniform in the basement, and the third floor is claimed to have a flurry of paranormal activity.
Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, originally the Royal Governor's Mansion of William Franklin, is reportedly haunted by two apparitions: "the little boy in blue", who's seen in old fashioned clothes, and a woman in white. Visitors also hear disembodied voices and footsteps, get grabbed by an unseen force, and capture ghosts on camera in the old mirror in the ballroom. The house was investigated by TAPS and was featured on an episode of Ghost Hunters.
Seabrook-Wilson House (nicknamed the Spy House) in Port Monmouth, Middletown, was a tavern during the Revolutionary War where patriots spied on the British. The former museum is said to be "one of the most haunted houses in America" due to the numerous reports of paranormal activity and apparition sightings that include the woman in white looking for her crying child, the spirit of a little boy seen looking out the windows, and the ghost of Captain Morgan, who buried treasure there and is known to wander the halls.
Ringwood Manor was the home of General Erskine, who was a geographer and surveyor for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The house is open to the public and many visitors report paranormal activity and ghost sightings that include the General Erkine entity by his grave on the property, and also the spirit of a housemaid who was supposedly brutally beaten in one of the bedrooms.
Domani's Restaurant in Roselle Park is reportedly haunted by its former owner who died in the building.
The Essex County Hospital Center in Verona is believed to be haunted by full-body apparitions of nurses and patients. Some have claimed a demonic presence. The sound of a rolling gurney can frequently be heard.
Boyd's Sanatorium in Dripping Springs. Apparitional former patients and staff roam this defunct location. People camping nearby have reported nightmares of what life was when it operated as a mental asylum. Feelings of being watched and of general unease are reported by witnesses. Other paranormal activities include unexplained cold spots, feeling of being touched by unseen presences, light anomalies, disembodied voices and shadowy figures.
Chino Mines Creek in Bayard. There is an older woman by this creek who cries for her son. The story is that she and her son were wiped away in a flood. She was a beautiful Hispanic woman who was poor and married a rich handsome man, but the man changed after they got married. He would go away a lot and wouldn't come back for long periods of time. He was apparently cheating on her. She was upset but didn't seek revenge in the usual way; instead of murdering him, she determined what would hurt him more was not to see his children ever again, so she drowned them in the river. At the last minute she regretted what she was doing, but by that time it was too late and they were dead. While running down to rescue them she fell and cracked open her head. This ghost is called "Llorna" which means crying lady. It is said that you can hear her crying all over searching the riverbeds for her children.
On Highway 666 in Gallup, paranormal activities include a large gasoline truck driving up the center of the road (some have seen it on fire) at high speed and trying to run other vehicles off of the road, two female apparitional hitchhikers (one who disappears from cars when picked up, and another who will run out into the highway in front of cars, disappearing when she is about to be hit), cars with no driver passing travelers, spectral dogs running across the highway, and mysterious lights appearing in the sky.
Holy Cross Sanatorium in Deming started out as a military base in World War I and as a tubercolosis ward in World War II. Then a Satanic cult used it as a place for animal sacrifices. Only one building is left; the rest have been destroyed. Noises come from the top stories. A shadowy apparition is said to appear in "the altar room". A cemetery is located nearby in which a cross has been knocked down. Murders occur here quite often. There was a lover's quarrel with a drainpipe and a gang killing a peer for sacrifice.
The Insane Asylum in Albuquerque is said to have paranormal activities including light anomalies, mysterious mists, disembodied voices, spectral former patients, the feeling of being watched, and the feeling of not being wanted.
At the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, people do not use the phonetic alphabet word "Juliet" (for J) for one of its troops because it is believed to be a curse. During in the 1800s when the school was still an all male military school in the frontier, Juliet troop was one of the troops to go out and defend the school from Native Americans and other Wild West people. After one such excursion, no one from the Juliet troop survived.
Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York was once the scene of a murder that inspired a fictional character in the Theodore Dreiser novel An American Tragedy, along with Jennifer Donnelly novel A Northern Light. There are reports of victim Grace Brown's apparition seen by witnesses in the cabin where she stayed until Chester Gillette murdered her. Witnesses have reported to the media seeing her both from the outside and the inside of Covewood Lodge. She is also seen by visitors in the lake as she reenacts her tragic drowning. Her presence is experienced as a feeling of wet chills descending over witnesses and her face has been seen staring up from the lake's depths.
Mount Misery Road and Sweet Hollow Road in Huntington, less than a mile apart at their widest, are both subjects of local folklore, including tales of Mary's Grave (supposedly located on a cemetery on Sweet Hollow Road), a ghostly police officer with the back of his head missing, and ghosts from a burned down mental asylum.
Cherry Hill Estate, in southern Albany is a late 18th-century farm manor house that was the site of an 1827 murder that led to Albany's last public hanging after a controversial trial. An unidentified ghost has been seen on the property.
Smith-Ely Mansion in Clyde is said to be haunted by the ghosts not only of its historic inhabitants but also of more recent victims of suicide. The house has since been converted into a bed and breakfast. The B & B now draws patronage from casual tourists and ghost hunters alike.
Rolling Hills Asylum in East Bethany is reported to be haunted by spirits that perished there as patients. Notorious spirits include that of Roy, the seven foot giant, and Ray, who attacks women in the basement. The asylum was featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
SUNY Geneseo's Erie Hall dormitory (room C2D1) in Geneseo is alleged to have been haunted in 1985 and popularized in the media as the "C2D1 Haunting".
Letchworth Village in Haverstraw is believed to be haunted by patients that perished in the building. The area was featured on Ghost Adventures.
Durand-Eastman Park on the waterfront in Irondequoit is known for the legend of the "White Lady", said to be a local mother whose daughter was murdered by her boyfriend. The story was voted "Best Local Urban Legend" in City Newspaper's '2008 Best Of' Awards.
The Farnam Mansion, where eight people are known to have died, is said to be haunted by human spirits as well as a phantom cat.
Farnam Mansion in Oneida is a 19th-century Victorian-Italianate mansion said to be haunted by human and animal spirits alike. Guests of this former bed and breakfast inn have reported seeing male and female apparitions, shadow people, phantom cats, objects moving of their own accord, ghostly voices, and the sensation of being touched. Research conducted by the current owners, Gerri and Brian Gray, found eight known deaths had occurred in the mansion. The mansion is featured in the books, Ghost Hunting the Mohawk Valley by Lynda Lee Macken, Cano Davy and Marcus Zwierecki; and Chasing Shadows: New York Ghosts by Katya Von Heuser and P.W. Creighton.
Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Plattsburgh is said to be home to numerous hauntings. The military presence at this site dates back to the War of 1812 and continued nearly uninterrupted until the Base's closure in 1995. Much of the paranormal activity centers around the older 19th Century portions of the Base. Plattsburgh Air Force Base was featured in a 2013 article in Military Times entitled "Haunted bases, boats, and battlefields: Military spots where spirits are said to roam.
Onondaga County Criminal Courthouse in Syracuse is said to be haunted by a woman named Claire. The site of the courthouse was formerly a parking garage for the Syracuse Police Department. In the 1950s, Claire is said to have traveled to Syracuse from her home in Brockville, Ontario, to visit her policeman boyfriend, only to find him with another woman. She was so distraught she climbed to the top of the garage and jumped to her death. Cleaning personnel and those working late on the top and bottom floors have reported sounds and sights of an unidentified woman, along with objects seemingly being thrown at random.
The Devil's Tramping Ground near Bennett is a 40 foot ring in the middle of a forest devoid of any growth for at least a century. Legend has it that this a site where the Devil rises to the surface of the earth to plot his misdeeds against mankind. A United States Geological Survey team could uncover no scientific explanation for the lack of growth within the ring.
Brown Mountain in Burke and Caldwell Counties is reputed to have ghostly orbs of light radiating from the mountain. According to local Cherokee legend, the "Brown Mountain Lights" date back as far as 1200. This was the year of a great battle, and they believed the lights to be the spirits of Indian maidens who still search for lost loved ones. Also, there has been speculation of extraterrestrial activity. Wiseman's View on Linville Mountain is the best vantage point for viewing the lights. This lookout was used by German engineer, William de Brahm in 1771 while studying the phenomenon. He attributed the lights to nitrous gases emitting from the mountain and combusting upon collision, but his theories were later disproven.
The Carolina Theatre in Greensboro was set ablaze on July 1, 1981, by a woman who was assumed mentally disturbed. Ms. Melba Frey went up to the upper balcony and started the fire, which burned the entire balcony and lobby. Her body was found in the stairway by firefighters, and she is now believed to haunt the area in which she died, flipping the folding seats up and down.
Lydia's Bridge is located in Jamestown, just outside of Greensboro. According to the story, in the early 1920s, Lydia and her date were headed home from a dance. It was a foggy night, and in a hurry to get home by Lydia's curfew, her date lost control of the car and hit the Southern Railroad Underpass Bridge head-on. Her date died on impact, but Lydia, badly injured, managed to escape the car. She tried to flag down a passing car for help, but the driver mistook her for a hitchhiker, and she died by the roadside. There have been accounts of people picking up a hitchhiker in white, who says her name is Lydia. She gives an address and says she doesn't want her mother to worry and she needs to be home by curfew. Then she disappears before she reaches her destination. Lydia is also known as The Phantom Hitchhiker; The Lady in White; and The Vanishing lady. Lydia's Bridge is now abandoned, but U.S. Highway 70 used to run under it. Now High Point Road, it was straightened and a new underpass was built a few feet away in an effort to make the road safer.
At the former Ashe County Hospital in Jefferson shouting by disembodied voices was heard during a paranormal investigation in this stone building. Investigators also heard an elevator "ding" even though the structure had no electricity.
The Museum of Ashe County History, in Jefferson, occupies the century-old building that had been the county courthouse. In the summer of 2010, a college intern working alone in the building on the main floor heard a telephone ring on the second floor and saw a person walk across the floor to answer it.
The Attmore-Oliver House in New Bern has been the scene of some poltergeist-like activity stemming possibly from either deaths in the house during a smallpox epidemic or the spirit of the last private owner.
The Harvey Mansion Historic Inn and Restaurant in New Bern has reports of an older woman in 18th-century dress haunting the second and third floors. A North Carolina State University professor reported seeing her glide by his table while dining in the second-floor restaurant.
The Tar River, near Tarboro in Edgecombe County, is associated with a legend of a banshee. The legend speaks of a Patriot miller who was killed by a small group of British soldiers during the American Revolution. Before they drowned him in the river, he warned the soldiers that if he were killed, they would be haunted by a banshee. After his death, she appeared and caused the deaths of the soldiers and supposedly still haunts the river.
The Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck is said to be haunted by an anonymous former female chef in the kitchen. She tends to vanish quickly without appearing to take any notice of living people.
Chateau de Mores in Medora was formally the home of duelist Marquis de Mores, and is now a museum open to the public for tours. Visitors have reported seeing a female apparition and feeling cold spots throughout the historic home, and have witnessed lights turn on and off with by themselves when nobody is around.
The Liberty Memorial Building in Bismarck, according to former employees is said to be haunted by a ghostly presence nicknamed the "Stack Monster". When the building housed the State Historical Society of North Dakota, an archivist reported hearing a voice call him by name. A Historical Society superintendent claims he stepped off the elevator in the basement and thought he saw a man in a white shirt walk into a storage room. Archivists working at night say they were "suddenly overwhelmed with the sensation" and immediately left the building. One employee speculates the "Stack Monster" vacated the building, while an assistant says they observed the heavy entrance doors on the building's south side slowly open and close as if someone was going outside. Employees humorously created an ID badge to invite the "Stack Monster" to "check into newer quarters" at the Heritage Center.
At North Dakota State University in Fargo, Ceres Hall is believed to be haunted by a male janitor who hanged himself from a heating pipe during World War II. The basement and the third floor are both believed to be haunted, perhaps by two different entities. And in Minard Hall, once rumored to be the site of a possible double murder, witnesses describe a strange feeling of an unseen presence around them.
Old Luger Hotel in Fort Yates is said to be haunted by a semi-transparent apparition of an anonymous little girl.
Saint Joseph's Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson has paranormal activities reported by employees from many areas at this hospital. The elevator to the morgue runs up and down by itself; disembodied moaning and voices are heard in the cafeteria; and call buttons are activated from empty rooms. Other paranormal activities are spectral laughing and the sound of running footsteps have been reported in the basement.
Sage Hill Bed & Breakfast in Anamoose is said to be haunted by an anonymous former superintendent of a school who leaves a smell of cigar smoke. Other paranormal activities include black shadows that stream past an observer and can be glimpsed from the corner of the visitor's eye, disappearing items, and cold spots.
At theUniversity of North Dakota in Grand Forks in John C. West Hall, administrators have seen an apparitional young girl's torso, believed to be that of an anonymous spectral student who froze to death outside the dorm. The ghost is said to tinker with the electricity and TVs in the complex. Also, in Stacher Hall (Technology Department), staff members have sporadically seen an apparitional man's arm has in the doorway of the second-floor graphics darkroom. Investigators have detected a feeling of being watched by spirits and a floral perfume along with small gusts of air in the computer lab.
Ohio University in Athens is known in state folklore as one of the most haunted college campuses in the U.S. Established in 1804, the university is old by Ohio standards, which adds to its ghostly reputation. A large number of places on campus are said to be haunted. The British Society for Psychical Research claims that Athens, Ohio is one of the most haunted places in the world. Fox filmed an episode of its Scariest Places on Earth at the university. Many of the ghost stories associated with Athens and the university center around the former Athens Lunatic Asylum and the horrors that purportedly went on there.
Cincinnati Music Hall is a theater that was built over a potter's field. Reports of spirits on the property date back to 1876. In 1988, during the installation of an elevator shaft, bones of adults and children were exhumed from under the hall.
The Old Licking County Jail in Newark, an old 1889 gothic fortress, was the site of 16 deaths and is said to be haunted. In 1910, a liquor agent named Carl Etherington was beaten by an angry mob and lynched on the town square. Some prisoners have been released, but others have never left.
Franklin Castle, also known as the Hannes Tiedemann House, in Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the more well-known hauntings in Ohio. Renovations by the owner made this home quite intricate: there were many hidden passages and rooms throughout this house, including a trap door that led to a tunnel that goes nowhere, and, more infamously, a room in which dozens of human baby skeletons were found. Many gruesome rumors have been spread as to more tales occurring in this house, including additional murders and the possibility of Nazi Spies meeting there in the early 1900s. There are many stories of possible hauntings occurring in this house since, ranging from "ghost children" playing with child residents of the house, to reports of the sound of babies crying and lights swinging, because of which Franklin Castle is purported to be the most haunted house in Ohio.
The Labadie Mansion in Bartlesville is reportedly haunted by the spirits of original owner Frank LaBadie and his wife, Samantha, whom he murdered on April 1, 1935.
Timberidge Cemetery in Catoosa is said to be haunted by an anonymous Native American boy's ghost, who lost his life in 1989 in an auto accident while he was riding his bike on the road here.
Fort Washita in Durant is reportedly haunted by the headless ghost of a 19th-century woman known as "Aunt Jane", who appears in period clothing without her head.
The McBride House in Fort Gibson has reports of being haunted by residential specter from the 19th century.
Cry Baby Bridge in Vinita is said to be the home of the spirit of an Indian woman who is seen at night by visitors. There are also claims that on certain nights, people can hear the sound of a baby crying.
Dead Women Crossing in Weatherford has paranormal activities including a mysterious blue light with no particular shape that originates in the creek and an anonymous spectral woman crying for her baby around the area.
Belcourt Castle, a French Renaissance-style château in Newport, is alleged to be the location of numerous paranormal phenomena and events, including moving chairs, moving armor, ghostly apparitions, a possessed statue, and various other sightings.
In Exeter, there are a few buildings formerly known as the Ladd School, a school for the mentally disabled that was founded by Dr. Joseph H. Ladd in 1907 and officially closed in 1994. The school reportedly mistreated students, and there are stories today of ghost sightings of the children who suffered, noises, and electronic malfunctions. The Exeter Job Corps Academy was built over the Ladd School's ground, with many of the older buildings still intact and reportedly "haunted."
The Jacksonboro Light is a phenomenon that has been reported by many witnesses in the vicinity of Jacksonboro. In the late 19th century, a preacher in search of his missing daughter was struck by a train while searching for her by lantern at night. Witnesses report seeing the swaying lantern light and the outline of the deceased preacher along Parkers Ferry Road at night when a train whistle sounds.
St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins in Saint Helena Island has paranormal reports from visitors about strange lights in this area. Legend says it may be the ghost of a murdered Confederate officer still looking for his head or that a slave looking for revenge. Tourists also have reports about a general feeling of unease and being watched by specters at this location.
Mount Marty College in Yankton is said to be haunted by many anonymous specters. Paranormal activity reports include showers turning on and off by themselves, water fountains running by themselves, mysterious footsteps, and apparitional shadows.
Northern State University in Aberdeen. Two buildings at this university are rumored to be haunted by separate apparitional spirits. The Jerde Hall dormitory is home to a spectral little girl who has been seen and heard in rooms and hallways. The Johnson Fine Arts Center has an apparition who whistles a tune from the empty men's restroom and occasionally jingles keys or tinkers with the lights. This spectral spirit has been known to play pranks by moving, throwing, or dropping objects as well.
Old Hospital in Pine Ridge is said to be haunted by ghosts of little Oglala Lakota children running all over.
Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City has a paranormal report from employees about apparitional sounds of children crying and the supposed sighting of these children on the third floor.
The town of Adams was the site of the Bell Witch haunting, as well as the Bell Witch Cave. Townspeople (even in modern times) have reported strange occurrences, including seeing a little girl in a green dress who disappears shortly after being seen. This is a common apparitional state in which the Bell Witch chooses to be seen.
The Carnton Mansion in Franklin was used as a hospital for Confederate Soldiers during the Civil War. Many of the deceased here were buried in mass graves. Several of their apparitions have been seen, heard and even felt here. Among them is the white apparition of a woman who appears on the back porch.
The Hales Bar Dam in Haletown is reported to be haunted by victims of a curse set on the land by the Cherokee after their leader, Dragging Canoe, was murdered in the area. The dam was featured on Ghost Adventures.
Ellis Middle School was haunted by ghostly footsteps and random apparitions in the 1960s and 1970s when it was known as Hendersonville High School. Students once described the apparition of a dark coachman on the location. The 1970s TV-Series "That's Incredible" once considered a segment on the hauntings but passed it over.
The Isaac Franklin Plantation in Gallatin, best known as Fairvue, is reported haunted by the ghost of a Union Officer and a little girl on a tricycle. Three families have lived here and it was once used as a Civil War Hospital.
The Loretta Lynn's Plantation House and the area surrounding Hurricane Mills are both said to be haunted by the founders of the plantation and its town. There have been unexplained reports of Civil War soldiers walking and camping around the town and near the plantation. In 2011, the Ghost Adventures crew conducted an investigation inside the house, and aired the episode Loretta Lynn Plantation House, during which the crew observed a significant amount of unusual activity.
The Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg is a simulated haunted house that has been in existence since 1981. There is a local legend about an anonymous seven-year-old girl who fell off a hotel balcony and drowned in a creek near this area in the 1880s. Her ghost points up from the creek near where she fell and cries for her mother two weeks before the anniversary of her tragic death.
The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is said to be haunted by the ghost of a small girl who was killed in a car accident in front of the theater. She appears in Seat C5 watching the performances and around the structure. In 1979, a parapsychology class from the University of Memphis found evidence of six more ghosts on the location.
Built in Kingsport in 1818, Rotherwood Mansion is said to be haunted by the ghost of a "Lady In White". She's believed to be Rowena Ross, the daughter of the builder of the house. She supposedly returns looking for her true love, who drowned on the Holston River.
Also known as the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville was originally built as a church, but years of music concerts here made the location the home of Country Music in the United States. Many believe the location is haunted. Footsteps have been heard, doors close, and the voice of Hank Williams Sr. has been heard singing his old songs. Others have described the image of a Confederate Soldier on the premises.
The Sheraton Read Hotel in Chattanooga is reportedly haunted by the ghost of Lisa Netherly, who was murdered by her husband as she was meeting her lover for a secret tryst. She is said to haunt her former room and to jump into bed with male guests who check in alone.
Tennessee High School in Bristol is said to be haunted by former students and a phantom locomotive that roars over the gym and down the hall. Part of the school was reportedly built over forgotten railroad tracks.
The Woodruff-Fontaine House in Memphis is said to be haunted by the ghost of Molly Woodruff. She has been seen and felt in the Rose Room, which was once her bedroom. The location is now a museum, and one docent once heard Molly's voice say, "My bed doesn't go there." Others have sensed cigar smoke in the old mansion they can't explain.
The Alamo in San Antonio is reportedly haunted by many spirits of people who died during the Battle of the Alamo. The site has been the scene of many ghostly sightings, starting shortly after the battle and continuing up to modern times. It is also said to be haunted by monks in the cathedral portion of the original building.
The Devil's Backbone in Texas Hill Country is allegedly haunted by Spanish monks, Native Americans, Confederate soldiers on their horses, and a wolf's spirit.
Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston has long been a popular spot for local ghost hunters. The existing building was completed in 1925, allegedly on the site of a mid-19th century cemetery, and has recently[when?] been remodeled into apartments.
The Marfa lights have been attributed to haunting. In May 2004, students from the Society of Physics Students at the University of Texas at Dallas spent four days investigating and recording lights observed southwest of the view park using traffic volume monitoring equipment, video cameras, binoculars, and chase cars. The conclusion was that all of the lights observed over a four night period southwest of the view park could be reliably attributed to automobile headlights traveling along U.S. 67 between Marfa and Presidio, TX.
The commissary at the Houston Zoo may be haunted by the first zookeeper, Hans Nagel, who was shot by a park police officer in late 1941 after being caught spying on teenagers in a parked car. Commissary employees report "eerie happenings and strange shadows" at night.
Miss Molly's Bed & Breakfast, Fort Worth, of the Stockyards of Fort Worth, is said to be haunted. There are rumors that every building in the Stockyards is haunted, but the reports are heaviest for Miss Molly's, which is considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in Texas. The hotel was built in 1910 and it has gone through several transformations, including as "speak-easy" named The Oasis during prohibition and a bordello in the 1940s named Gayatte Hotel, which was operated by a Miss Josie. Today the Star Café is on the bottom floor and Miss Molly's Bed & Breakfast is on the top floor. The building has been confirmed to be haunted by spirits that do not know they are dead.
Catfish Plantation Restaurant in Waxahachie is a restaurant that has been featured on television shows as one of the most haunted places in America. The haunting supposedly dates to the building's past as a house. There are reports of apparitions, various aromas, objects being moved, and people being touched.
The Grove (Jefferson, Texas) is an 1861 home that has been called "The most haunted home in the most haunted city in Texas". There are footsteps heard in the house, but no one can be found to account for the phantom steps, and apparitions ranging from a lady in a white dress to a man in the garden have become commonplace on the property.
Yorktown Memorial Hospital in Yorktown is reported to be haunted by the spirits of patients and of the nuns who built the hospital, who choke people with tattoos. The hospital was featured on Ghost Adventures
Haunted Hill House, Mineralwells is a 120 year old house 250 feet from the famous Baker Hotel, now a paranormal research center. The house has been investigated by many paranormal groups and all agree the house is haunted. The main entities are a little boy and an old lady who watches over him. The house experiences intelligent hauntings, residual hauntings, and visitations from Baker.
American Fork Canyon is said to be haunted by people who lost their lives in automobile accidents, including a hitchhiker.
Clearfield Job Corps Center in Clearfield, once part of an old naval base, is said to host four anonymous specters: A girl about five years old who bounces a ball in the hallways; an RA who likes to try to check "students" (visitors) into their rooms; a specter who has not been identified, and in Dorm L a nurse in old-fashioned garb. Reports say the movie theater area used to be a morgue, and it is said to be haunted as well.
Gray Cliff Lodge Restaurant in Ogden. Apparitional Native Americans and an anonymous disappearing man wander here. Witnesses have also noticed spectral children's voices and doors and windows that mysteriously close by themselves.
Averill Stand Bed & Breakfast in Wilmington is said to be haunted by ghosts of former occupants, possibly a woman who died there in childbirth and another female ghost that is occasionally seen by guests in the dining room.
At Bennington College, students in the Jennings Hall music studies facility have reported hearing voices and footsteps, particularly after dark, and have reportedly seen the image of a woman coming down the main staircase, allegedly the spirit of Mrs. Jennings, who died in the house. It was the inspiration for the Shirley Jackson novel "The Haunting of Hill House".
Carbur's Restaurant in Burlington is said to be haunted by an anonymous man who shot himself by putting a gun in his mouth in the basement.
Aquia Church in Stafford is said to be one of the most haunted churches in Virginia. Legend says that the church and the church graveyard, which has graves dating back to 1738, are both home to paranormal activity that has taken place for over 200 years.
Ferry Plantation House in Virginia Beach, a colonial and plantation era house, has 11 reported ghosts, including people who perished in an 1810 ship wreck at the ferry landing, a former slave named Henry—who still considers this his home, Sally Rebecca Walke—eternally mourning the loss of a lover, former resident/artist Thomas Williamson, and the Lady in White from 1826, who reportedly died from a broken neck falling down the stairs.
Monticello in Charlottesville was the home of Thomas Jefferson, and employees have often heard him whistling on the grounds, as he was known to do during his living days. There are reports of sightings of an apparition of a 10-year-old boy wearing a uniform and a tri-cornered hat peering out a 2nd floor window.
Manresa Castle in Port Townsend is said to be haunted by a newlywed woman named Kate Eisenbeis and a monk who hung himself in the attic.
Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast in Kalama was once a hospital, bordello, and medical clinic, built on land formerly occupied by the Cowlitz Indian Nation. The land was site to tens of thousands of Native American deaths, and full-body spectres are reported both in the establishment's back yard and within the home. This location was the subject of the 2009 feature film documentary Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting, directed by psychic Danielle Egnew.
Point Defiance Park in Tacoma is said to be haunted by a fourteen-year-old girl named Jennifer who was murdered and found on the grounds in the 1980s.
Many apparitional people from the Civil War reportedly roam Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, including John Brown. He is in a brocade vest and glares at tourists in a hostile way. An anonymous woman and child believed to be Brown's wife and daughter have also been seen by tourists. Many other apparitions wander here including an entire spectral Confederate army that marches down the street.
The Haunted Cottage/Booth House in Harpers Ferry, is a reportedly haunted location in Harpers Ferry approximately 200 years old. It has ties to the Underground Railroad, John Wilkes Booth, the US Civil War, and more than 12 deaths. It is a popular site for ghost tours, haunted overnights, and paranormal workshops and also used for paranormal research.
At Modjeska Youth Theater Company in Milwaukee, an anonymous smoky spectre watches the audience and the shows from one of the balconies. Other paranormal activity includes objects moving by themselves and mysterious unexplained noises.
At Rinehart Theater in Appleton, paranormal reports from staff members include disembodied footsteps in the costume area. Cast members have described seeing doors opening and closing by themselves, inexplicably, particularly during performances. One source said that an actor observed a toilet flushing on its own, without explanation. An apparition has been reported in the stage area. One group of actors reported that one day upon their arrival, they found three lit candles on the stage arranged in a triangle around a rose.
Saint Killian's Catholic Cemetery in Lake Geneva is said to be haunted because of its historical Satanic worship. Paranormal activities include a ghostly priest, a ringing bell, strange noises and footsteps, and mysterious mists.
The Scott Mansion in Merrill is said to be haunted by a curse due to the death of Jenny, a 19th Century Native American chief's daughter.
The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is said to be haunted. Many Major League Baseball players in town to play the Brewers have reported experiences.
^Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman, Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, p. 281, index at p. 346 (Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009) ISBN 978-1-4027-6688-6. Found online at Google books. Accessed August 7, 2010.