Top Ten Most Haunted Places in America You should not visit. Tripalert.net. We all know the United States as the land of spacious skies and 50 glorious states to explore but it also happens to be the land of million ghost stories.
Every state has its own spooky spots. And we’re not talking about those, you know, spooky mazes, where these teenagers come up with chainsaws does scare the hell out of you. We’re not talking about that. We’re talking about old mental hospitals, valleys filled by ghosts, cemeteries, historical tells, no matter what state you’re in, you’re gonna be freaked out by these ghost stories. This is the top 10 most haunted places in America that you shouldn’t visit but my saying shouldn’t visit I know a lot of you guys are taking this list and you’re probably gonna go visit all of them.
Well, starting off and number 10 The Shanghai tunnels in Portland, Oregon.
Portland was one of the most dangerous parts of the United States during the early 19th century. And it was the epicenter of shame hang a form of human trafficking. It’s crazy to think human trafficking still happens today and tunnels are still the way to do it. According to the local lore, swindlers preyed upon unsuspecting men into local salons, which were often outfitted with trap doors that the positive the victims directly into a network of underground tunnels. These men were supposedly held captive to drugs, and eventually transported to the waterfront where they were sold to ships as unpaid laborers, aka slaves, so worked for several years before finding their way back home.
The tunnels are said to be haunted by the aggrieved spirits of the captives who died in the dark recesses behind the city. random facts the practice of kidnapping men to work on ships came to be known as Shang hitting visit ships that were sold to were often headed to East Asia.
Number nine Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
the castle like Eastern State Penitentiary took solitary confinement to a whole new levels when it was built in 1829. Prisoners lived alone exercised alone and ate alone. When image were left in his cell, a guard would cover his head with a hood so he wouldn’t be seen the prison had to abandon its psalter confinement system due to overcrowding from 1913 until it was closed in 1970.
All the forms of punishment did not get any less severe. I mean chaining inmates tongue to his wrists. That’s just one example. A true story. The site’s one of most haunted places in America is right now welcomes 1000s of visitors every year, both for its museums and annual terror behind the wall celebration, which features 600 attractions within the prison walls for Halloween.
I mean when you talk about attraction inside of a prison, no thanks. Well, it was reported paranormal happenings have included dismembered laughter shadowy figures, and pacing of footsteps sir I thought I was hearing footsteps behind me right now. Okay, I’m pretty freaked out with this one. So let’s move on to the next one.
So next up number eight, we have house of the Seven Gables Salem, Massachusetts. Now this house did not feel its name from the classic novel. In fact, it inspired the novel itself. Salem is known for its history of the famous witch trials. And that’s where Sabrina Spellman lived, but it happens to be the birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, who use this 17th century house as inspiration for his famous 1851 novel The House of the Seven Gables.
Aside from it’s a beautiful yet spooky facade That house is surrounded by paranormal activity and ghost sightings all based on personal experiences of staff every October the house offers spooky tours as well as weekly performances of two plays the legacy of the Hanging judge and spirit of the gables would you guys see a play in a haunted town’s haunted house
Coming in hot at number seven on this list the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park if you’ve read or seen the shining you know the feeling of this often snowbound hotel it’s the location Stephen King based his Overlook Hotel upon it may not look like the film unless you watch the 1990s made for TV movie version.
But yeah, I don’t think anyone has I mean just walking to your room it can drain you
So one stiff drink might have you seeing ghosts or a couple kids chanting red Rama read from number six. We’re bringing you Red Onion saloon, Skagway, Alaska, established in 1898. As a problem for minors during the Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska’s red onion saloon. It had a feature that set it apart from other bordellos. They use dolls to help run its business. Always a good sign right well, everyday 10 dolls we placed on the bar downstairs, each one representing one of the ladies working in the upstairs room, a customer would choose one of the dolls, at which point it would lay down on the bar to indicate that particular workers rock up when the customers came back downstairs. The door would be returned to her sitting position to lead other potential clients. Know that she was available we’ll fast forward to 2019 when the red onion saloon still operates as a bar and restaurant, yet the dolls are still on display and it offers tours of the upstairs rooms, which are preserved as sort of like a mix shaped a brothel museum as if these dolls were creepy enough there were reports of Lydia of former mme of a brothel haunting the site, complete with cold spots and lingering spells of perfume rafting through the walls I mean, all creepiness aside I’m more curious about the how this place got named a red onion. I mean, they could have came up with any other name.
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Well, let me know what you guys would call this in the comment section below. Give me a name. over halfway on this list.
Number five, we got RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, this retired ocean liner sailed the Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967.
During the first three years at sea, the Queen Mary Karen Hollywood celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, her days as a luxurious ship were short lived in 1939. She was stripped of her amenities and began her second life as a great ghost, a world war two troop ship at the conclusion of the war, she was restored to her former glory and traverse the Atlantic for nearly two more decades. On Halloween 1967 the Queen Mary departed on her last cruise eventually docking in Long Beach, California, her final resting place. The ship is reportedly haunted by the spirits of those who died aboard such as the young sailor who was crushed to death by a door in the engine room and a crew member who was murdered in cabin b 340. Number four Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast and fall a river so this location came up on nearly every search on our quest to find this top 10 lists for you guys.
Well, you’ve likely heard of the children’s rhyme and Lizzie Borden took an axe gave it to her mother 40 wax when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41 well you can not only visit the scene of that famous 1892 double homicide You can also sleep at the board ends home eat their last meal Johnny cakes have thick cornmeal pancakes and eggs in case you’re wondering and spend the last nights in the bedroom where the bodies of Lizzie stepmother Abigail was found someone who stayed there said I can attest this home painstakingly furnished to look exactly as it did on the morning of the murders. Well, that will creep you right out. It’s better though. 175 year old property hosts up to 20 overnight guests in which some of them for some reason it’s a tradition when he goes to this place.
They will actually whip out a Weegee board. I mean I’m not down for Weegee, that is a real life situation that can happen and let alone whipping out a Ouija board in a haunted place.
Finally down to number three on this list. We have Crescent hotel Erica Springs, Arkansas since its construction in 1886. The Crescent hotel has served several purposes. luxury resorts conservatory for young women junior college, but the strangest mark on its history came in 1937 when he got a new owner Norman g Baker.
Baker was a millionaire inventor who decided to pose as a doctor despite having no medical training and turn the hotel into a hospital that can cure cancer. Well he was eventually found out and he was ran out of town. Although reports say that his spirits found its way back to the site and found some other worldly company to the now operating Crescent hotel is said to be haunted by at least eight ghosts ranging from a five year old girl to up bearded man wearing a Victorian clothing one ghost is enough for me nevermind eight of them in children ghosts I think those were the absolute scariest kind number two on this list Heaven’s Gate mass suicide site and a rancho santa fe I mean when you have the word suicide sites Yeah, no thanks not for this brown guy.
The golf course. Troon is San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe regularly makes the most expensive zip codes in the USA. So it came with Sutter in 1997 when the world learned it was the home to Heaven’s Gate a colt who’s 39 members drank poisoned Kool Aid as the Hale Bopp comet past Earth believing that aliens behind the comet would rupture their souls to heaven. Yeah, really weird. I’m not making this stuff up. Their bodies were found dressing in black sweatshirts and sweatpants. Nike sneakers, faces covered with purple cloth and carrying $5 and 75%.
In one pocket, a total of people speculated to catch a ride on the comet and number one we have Trans Allegheny lunatic asylum of Western West Virginia. This foreboding asylum began construction in 1858 and opened to patients in 1864.
The massive structure was designed by architect Richard Andrews to maximize sunlight and fresh air it was believed that the building itself would serve as a healing environment was designed for 250 people housed at 2400 patients and crowded I mean that’s a pretty big range going from 250 to 2400.
Patients for physically restrained and often given inhumane treatments such as the electroshock therapy and lobotomies which was very popular back in the day, after more than a century in operation. The facility was forced to close the 1994 which when you think about it wasn’t too long ago, within the last 30 years, and it was due to the reforms in mental health and treatment and the deterioration of the building. hundreds of patients died during the asylum tenure and scores of guests and ghost hunters have claimed they’re seeing shadowy figures roaming around the facility.