Top 10 Scariest Places in America

October 17th, 2019 by

Top 10 Scariest Places in America

Looking for scares this Halloween? Head to one of these spooky places and try not to gasp.                       🏚️ 🎃 🦇

The Queen Mary. The famous ship docked in Long Beach, CA tops our list for many reasons.

The first is the persistence of the legend of it being haunted.

It’s said that a host of spirits of dead crew and passengers still stalk the ocean liner.

Today it serves as a museum that millions of people have visited throughout the years.

Interestingly, The Queen Mary is also a hotel that guests can stay at.  If they’re brave enough, of course.

Death Valley, California. Never has a name been more apropos.

This is because Death Valley in California houses some of the most desolate terrain and hottest temperatures on the face of the earth.

The Shining Hotel in Colorado. The venue where the movie The Shining was filmed.              

You know, the one that featured the famous line HEEEEEEEEEERE’S JOHNNY?

In 1980 when the movie was filmed, Johnny was at this hotel located in Estes Park, Colorado.

Devil’s Gulch, South Dakota. Ok, this one’s not so much scary as it is mysterious.

The sign that welcomes you says Devils Gulch Home of Beauty, Mystery, & Legend.

The legend part of the equation involves Jesse James.

According to folklore, the famous train robber leaped over Devil’s Gulch

in an attempt to evade a posse that was pursuing him.

While this story may stretch the imagination, it also captivates it.

Alcatraz in San Francisco. The entry on our list that needs no introduction. 

The Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco has become an icon of American folklore and for good reason— there’s nothing else quite like it.

However, despite its grim history, there is one silver lining:

today’s Alcatraz visitors are free to leave whenever they want!

Salem, Massachusetts. If there was a rockstar on our list, this entry would be it.

This is because Salem is home to one of the most bizarre incidents in recorded U.S. history—the Salem Witch Trials.

What preceded the actual trials themselves is just as interesting.

The Salem witch hysteria consisted of people accusing one another of witchcraft; the punishment for this behavior was so severe that people

who were plainly innocent began confessing to activities like “flying on broomsticks” in order to avoid them.

Today, visitors can check out what remains of these controversial times and events at the Salem Witch Museum

that’s located in the local area.

The Amityville Horror House in New York.

Yep, Amityville.

The same house that’s depicted in the movie—and, as the actual location where the events in that movie took place,

a visit isn’t for those who are faint of heart.

While you won’t be able to get inside (it’s not open to the public), taking it in from the street is more than enough to give you chills.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia.

Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds.

The asylum is also reportedly haunted, which has led to its appearance on the well-known Ghost Hunters TV show.

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts.                        

Lizzie Borden became a notorious American historical figure.

The reason?

She was suspected of brutal acts against her mother and father.

Today, you can visit the actual site where these acts took place.

Think you can last the night???

Look up Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts and book a stay.

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

Talk about a dark and spooky mansion.

Strangely, the Winchester Mystery House is located in a city that’s anything but spooky—San Jose in Central California.

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