List of reportedly haunted locations in the United States

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There are numerous reportedly haunted locations in the United States. This list sorts these places alphabetically by state, and then alphabetically within each state.

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Adams Grove Presbyterian Church in Dallas County.
The Dr. John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa.
Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham.
  • Adams Grove Presbyterian Church and adjacent cemetery in Dallas County, allegedly the site of multiple paranormal events. Has been studied by several paranormal research groups.[1][2]
  • Auburn University Chapel on the Auburn University campus in Auburn was used as a Civil War hospital. It is allegedly haunted by a Confederate soldier named Sydney Grimlett.[3]
  • Bill Sketoe's lynching site near the town of Newton, allegedly featured a hole that would not remain filled with soil. Sketoe was lynched in December 1864, either for deserting the Confederate Army or for aiding pro-Union local renegades (stories differ).[4]
  • The Boyington Oak in Mobile, a Southern live oak that reportedly grew from the grave of Charles Boyington in the potter's field just outside the walls of Church Street Graveyard. Boyington was tried and executed for the murder of his friend, Nathaniel Frost, on February 20, 1835. He stated that a tree would spring from his grave as proof of his innocence.[5]
  • Former site of the C. C. Pegues House on Pine Street in Cahaba. Numerous sightings of a ghostly orb in a now-vanished garden maze.[6]
  • The Dr. John R. Drish House in Tuscaloosa, the tower has been reportedly seen on numerous times to be on fire, when no fire was actually there. Also, ghostly lights are said to have been seen emanating from house.[7]
  • Gaineswood in Demopolis, reportedly haunted by the ghost of a former housekeeper from Virginia. She was in charge of the daily running of the house for General Whitfield after the death of his wife. Her ghost supposedly plays the piano in the music room.[8]
  • The Harrison Cemetery in Coffee County, said to be haunted by the dancing ghost of Grancer Harrison.[9]
  • Kenworthy Hall near Marion, the fourth floor tower room is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who sits in a window awaiting the return of a lover who died during the American Civil War.[10]
  • Edmund King House on the University of Montevallo campus in Shelby County. Reported to be the site of spectral lights, the sound of footsteps, and other unexplained noises.[11]
  • Oakleigh in Mobile, said to be haunted by a female ghost in the front parlor and to also have poltergeist-like activity in other parts of the mansion, including furniture moving by itself, disembodied voices, and shadow figures.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • Pratt Hall at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, 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.[14][15]
  • The Richards DAR House in Mobile, reportedly the site of disembodied laughter, the singing of childlike voices, and a ghostly figure that appears in an upstairs bedroom window.[16]
  • 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.[17][18][19]
  • Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham is allegedly haunted by workers who died there in its time as a working blast furnace. It was investigated on the TV series Ghost Adventures.[20]
  • Sturdivant Hall in Selma is purported to be haunted by the ghost of the second owner, John McGee Parkman. Parkman, imprisoned by Reconstruction authorities for alleged embezzlement, died during an escape attempt from Cahaba Prison in 1867.[21][22]
  • Sweetwater Mansion in Florence, Alabama may still have many of its former residents around. This home, begun in 1828, has seen much history and it was here that Union and Confederate officers stayed during their respective occupations of the city during the Civil War. Activity including children's laughter, moving objects and numerous apparitions has been investigated by local paranormal groups and the team from the television show, Paranormal State.[23][24][25]
  • The Tombigbee River near Pennington is reportedly haunted by the ghost ship Eliza Battle. The ship is supposed to return during especially cold, stormy nights to warn of impending disaster.[26][27] Likewise, the former captain of the James T. Staples reportedly appears near the site of that disaster at Bladon Springs.[28]
  • Village Falls Cemetery in Mulga has been the sightings of spectral figures hanging from a tree. Witnesses have also encountered many odd feelings of something being around. The streetlights that surround this cemetery often come off and on one by one. It was established in 1866.[29]


  • Dimond Center in Anchorage. It is allegedly built on burial grounds and haunted by Native Americans.[30]
  • The Gakona Lodge and Trading Post in Gakona is supposedly haunted by an anonymous friendly poltergeist. He smokes a pipe and seems to enjoy playing tricks on staff members and guests.[31]
  • The Golden North Hotel in Skagway is haunted by a young woman named Mary in one of the rooms. There is also a report from guests about a strange light in another room.[32]
  • The Historic Silverbow Inn in Juneau is haunted by Gustav Messerschmidt in the bakery.[33]
  • The Red Onion Saloon in Skagway is purportedly haunted by spirits of women who used to work in this building during its days as a whorehouse.[32]


  • Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone. There have been reports of ghostly laughter, yelling and strange music. These reports date back to the 1880s. It was investigated on Ghost Adventures. It was also investigated by TAPS on Ghost Hunters.
  • Boot Hill in Tombstone. Many apparitional men dressed as cowboys, some have even appeared with their guns drawn and pointed at people who visit this cemetery. An apparitional little girl has also been captured by tourists. Other paranormal activity includes light anomalies, shadow figures and numerous and frequent cold spots.[34]
  • Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. Owners claim mysterious voices, odd sounds and smells and levitating objects.[35] It was investigated on both Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
  • Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center in Tucson. Paranormal activity includes toilets flushing all by themselves (no report about whether the toilets are automatic) and the water from sinks in the second floor bathrooms will turn on by itself, strange lights that appear and disappear in the building, and a spectral young girl playing with a ball.[36]
  • Gadsden Hotel in Douglas. It 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.[37]
  • Lee Williams High School in Kingman. Part of the football field lies atop the old Pioneer Cemetery. Women in prairie gowns and men wearing suits from the 19th Century have reportedly been sighted during outdoor graduation ceremonies.[38]
  • 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.[39]


  • 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.[42]



  • The Hotel Jerome in Aspen is claimed to be haunted by several different ghosts. The most frequently reported is that of a young boy who supposedly drowned in the hotel pool in 1936.[43]
  • Osgood Castle in Redstone is claimed to be haunted by the ghost of its builder, John C. Osgood.[44]
  • Pioneer Park, also 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 strychnine overdose in 1881, four years before it was built.[45]


  • Bara-Hack is a ghost town in the northern part of the state that is reportedly haunted.[46][47]
  • Dudleytown is an abandoned town founded as a settlement 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[48] and hikers have reported seeing orbs in the area.[49] Visitors claim that the area is unusually quiet and without wildlife.[49] It is on private property and is closed to the public.
  • New London Ledge Lighthouse in New London is said to be haunted by a lighthouse keeper named Ernie who jumped from the roof.[50][51]
  • Union Cemetery in Easton (also Bridgeport), which dates back to the 17th century, is touted as "one of the most haunted cemeteries in the entire country" by authors of paranormal books who report that visitors have photographed orbs, light rods, ectoplasmic mists, and apparitions. A spirit known as the "White Lady" has also been reported.[52][53][54]
  • The Haunted Skyscraper in New Haven, CT aka the old Union Trust building.[55]


  • Bay Oaks in Lewes is haunted by a historical massacre between Dutch colonists and Native Americans.[56]
  • Dead President's Pub & Restaurant in Wilmington is haunted by a former patron named "Lemonade" Mullery.[56]



  • Ebos Landing (Igbo Landing) in Dunbar Creek, St. Simons Island, Glynn County is reportedly haunted by the souls of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide by drowning there in 1803 in protest against slavery in the United States.[62][63]
  • Hampton-Lillibridge House in Savannah has been referred to as the "most haunted house" in the US.[64]
  • Hanging Grounds off Padgett Road in Senoia is said to be haunted by a Civil War executioner.[65]
  • Masquerade Nightclub in Atlanta is said to be haunted.[66]
  • McDonough Square is reported to be haunted due to the Camp Creek train wreck in 1900. As many of the victims were brought to the McDonough Square for medical treatment and most died within hours it is believed they haunt the area.[67]
  • 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.[68][69]
  • Springer Opera House in Columbus is said to be haunted by the ghost of Edwin Booth.[70]
  • Warren House in Jonesboro is said to be haunted by an anonymous soldier from the American Civil War.[71]
  • The Cloister at Sea Island in Glynn County is said to be haunted, lights turning on and off.[72]


  • Chaminade University of Honolulu has numerous paranormal reports from a spectral skateboarder to soldiers’ spirits lingering from a wartime morgue. Unexplained sounds and electronic phenomena abound, seemingly stemming from a suicide and an exorcism. Strange dreams shared by multiple folks and a feeling of being choked during sleep also have been experienced.[73]
  • Dole Cannery Regal Cinema Theater Stadium 18 in Honolulu has paranormal reports about a ghostly patron who favors a corner seat in the fourteenth theater. In the restroom, some have heard the young victims of a nearby school bus crash. This place was built over the site of an old heiau, a Hawaiian temple where human sacrifices were performed centuries ago.[73]
  • Hickam Field in Pearl Harbor is haunted by many soldiers lost their lives during World War II. It is a good explanation why you hear bombing noises and the moan of dying soldiers. Not only do you hear the moaning, but a lot of them can be seen wandering the hall in their army fatigues. A ghost named Charley roams here often causing radio stations to being switched, things thrown about, and many other paranormal events.[73]
  • Interstate H-1 in Honolulu is haunted by historical Hawaiian warriors.[73]
  • ʻIolani Palace is purported to be haunted.[74]
  • King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona is haunted by the former Hawaiian king of the same name.[73]


  • Farragut State Park in Athol has numerous reports about 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.[75]
  • 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 of old age during the 20th Century and what is left behind is quite a collection of haunts and energy. The most common occurrence is that buzzers go off at the nurse's station when nobody is pushing the buzzers. The buzzers in the restrooms go off when nobody is in there.[76]
  • Idaho State University in Pocatello is haunted by a ghost named Alex at Frazier Hall, which is the building in which the speech and theater departments are located. In addition to the spooky sound of steps on the fourth floor, there have also been a paranormal report from people on this campus about seeing specters in the seats of the auditorium and to hear the piano playing even when nobody is at that site.[77]
  • The Joyce Building in Genesee is named for Sara Joyce who moved here with her family in the 1970s. The hauntings are from Sara and her family alone in this building. 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.[78]
  • Lake Waha in Lewiston is haunted by an anonymous Nez Perce woman from either the 18th or 19th Century wearing buckskin has been seen sitting beside the water here. If approached, 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.[79]
  • Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise is reportedly haunted by former prisoners.[80] It was investigated on an episode of Ghost Adventures.
  • Owyhee Mountains in Owyhee County are 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.[81]




  • Drake University in Des Moines has a paranormal report from students about 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.[97]
  • Brick building in Farrar featured on The Travel Channel TV show My Ghost Story is reputed to be haunted.[98]
  • Independence State Hospital in Independence 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.[99]
  • Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison has paranormal activities including cold spots in certain cells, have heard chains and clanking in the halls, and some have even claimed to have been attacked viciously. 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.[100]
  • 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 bannister which she was sliding down. She supposedly walks the halls of the house while carrying a white cat.[101]
  • The Villisca Axe Murder House was featured on the TV series Ghost Adventures and Scariest Places on Earth.


  • Brown Grand Theatre in Concordia has stories of a ghost that haunts the theater, especially during the opening season.[102]
  • Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence is said to be haunted.
  • Jackson Park in Atchison is said to be haunted by a young African American woman named Molly. Other paranormal reports include moaning and terrifying screams throughout this park around midnight.[103]
  • Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita has paranormal reports from employees about an anonymous spectral man wearing a 1940s fedora as well as an anonymous pilot who was killed in a yellow crop duster due a plane crash.[104]
  • Kansas State University in Manhattan is said to be haunted.[105]
  • McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is said to be haunted.[106]
  • Oxford Middle School (Also Known As the 5th & 6th grade center) in Oxford is supposedly haunted by a ghost named Anne Marie, though the school has closed, the legend lives on. Multiple sightings of Anne Marie have been reported, she supposedly resides in the storage area in the balcony of the Gym.[107]
  • Rochester Cemetery in Topeka is haunted by the Albino Lady walking her dog. She is described as having pale skin, pale hair, and pink eyes.
  • Stull Cemetery in Stull has had reports of various paranormal activities. It is claimed to be the "Gateway to Hades".[108]
  • Theorosa's Bridge in Valley Center is haunted by an anonymous 19th Century woman searching for her lost baby.[109]
  • Topeka High School in Topeka is said to be haunted.[110]
  • Wichita State University in Wichita is 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.[111]


  • Free Union Separate Baptist Church located in Adair County, Kentucky. The cemetery of this church is said to be haunted of 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 location 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.[112]
  • Perryville Battlefield in Perryville is haunted by a large number of Confederate Soldiers who died on the field.
    • 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. They also have done several other "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.[113]
  • X Cave at Carter Caves State Resort Park located in Carter County, Kentucky. According to the book, More Kentucky Ghost Stories, by Michael Paul Henson, published by The Overmountain Press, is haunted by two Cherokee Indian lovers. Huraken, a warrior in the tribe, found a rich vein of silver. Huraken kept the secret to himself because he wanted to use the silver to make gifts for Manuita, daughter of the Chief. Huraken, one day, with a group of Indians left the tribe for war. After the group of Indian warriors didn't return, the Tribe believed them to be 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 did not get killed, rather he returned to the vein of silver to make gifts for his love Manuita. 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 tribe, he found the body of the princess and carried her into a cave and concealed her body where he could watch over it. The cave is now known as X Cave because of the four entrances that 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 and later lost.[114]
  • 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 that is haunted by a blue light. This light follows people in dark that are unfortunate enough to cross its path. The story goes on to say 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.[112]
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville
  • Old Louisville, reputed to be "America's Most Haunted Neighborhood,"[115] 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.[116]
  • 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.[117]
  • The Royal Garden in Louisville, now a buffet style restaurant, is coincidentally 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 bore out neither malice nor motivation for the tragedy, rumors of lost and incoherent souls wandering RGB persist to this day.[116]
  • 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 one goes to investigate, everything was in place. Once someone left a room, those noises would occur, then stop when somebody enters the room and the noises will continue again once left vacant.[118]
  • 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 live in the house, describing various events that took place in the house. Different noises were reported such as dining room sounds or 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 too long and even 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.[119]
  • The Ghosts of White Hall in Madison County, owned by a man named Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810 -1903). The infamous White Hall is 11 miles north of Richmond, the original house was built in 1798 by Clay's father. Some 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. White Hall State Historic Site.[120]
  • Phillip's 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.
  • Rocky Point Manor in Harrodsburg is reportedly haunted by soldiers that died when the building was used as a Field Hospital during the Civil War. The home was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Main Street, LaGrange, Kentucky has a "Rails" Restaurant-Bar that is in a building over 150 years old. The back of the restaurant and the parking lot area are reportedly visited by the friendly, mischievous and very active spirit of a little girl. The story goes that one night, the cook had locked up and gotten in his car when he saw a little girl looking at him out of the window. When he went back in, she was gone. Witnesses also claim to have seen the girl playing in the parking lot, but most popular area for sightings seems to be the back room of the establishment. The girl is sometimes seen in a white dress with a bow in her hair. Researchers have found evidence that an eight year old girl named Jennie died from typhoid fever in the 1800s. Toys. Crayons, pots, etc. have been moved overnight. People have heard a girl laughing, and waiters and staff have felt someone touch them. "To us it's just a mischievous child," the owner said. When the staff comes in in the morning, chairs will be taken down off of the tables, and dishes left in one spot the night before, and have been moved to another spot. The restaurant is now under new ownership and recently, during remodeling at the location, workers found toys, in inaccessible spots that had disappeared during various family visits. The new owners of the restaurant, have already experienced unexplained events and are going to place a doll for Jennie in the restaurant and wait to see what develops over time.



  • 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.[128]
  • Captain Fairfield's Inn in Kennebunkport is supposedly haunted by Captain John Fairfield, who was imprisoned by the British during the War of 1812.[129]
  • Fort Knox, Prospect, Maine A 19th Century seacoast fortification located on the banks of the Penobscot River. Investigated by numerous paranormal groups, including SyFy's Ghost Hunters. Numerous reports of apparitions, sounds, EVPs, touching and film/photo evidence,[130] although there is no reason to believe EVPs are indicative of anything paranormal.[131]
  • Southern Maine Community College in South Portland is said to be haunted.[129]
  • University of Southern Maine in Gorham is supposedly haunted by an anonymous woman who hung herself after discovering her pregnancy.[129]
  • West Side Lake in Skowhegan supposedly has paranormal activities occurring near the cabins.[129]
  • York Village Historical Museum in York is supposedly haunted by an anonymous 17th Century young woman who was hung front of the building due to being accused of witchcraft.[129]


  • Auburn House at Towson University in Baltimore County is said to have a female ghost.[132][133][134][135]
  • Chestnut Lodge in Rockville was a private facility treating mental patients for over one hundred years. Closed in 2001 and now under renovation for resale as upscale condominiums, separate recent investigations claim paranormal activity. The building was burned down in June 2009.[136]
  • Engineered Piping Products is a Baltimore-based reseller of industrial pipe, valves and fittings. The building is located upon the site of an old residential neighborhood. All of the activity tends to happen at the site of the old Deboser home. A local paranormal group, Pasadena Paranormal, has cumulatively logged over 100 EVPs from this location. They have experienced 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.[137]
  • Middleton Tavern in Annapolis is said to be haunted.[138]
  • 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, as documented over the centuries.[139]
  • Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore is said to be haunted.[140]


  • The Boston Athenæum is said to be haunted by the scholarly Rev. Harris, who was seen there by Nathaniel Hawthorne.[141]
  • 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.[142]
  • Salem, Massachusetts
    • The Joshua Ward House is associated with the Salem witch trials. Sheriff George Corwin and witchcraft victim Giles Cory are said to haunt this place.[143]
    • The Witch House is believed to house the spirits of people who died during the Witch Trials. The building was featured on Ghost Adventures
    • The Lyceum Restaurant is believed to be haunted by Bridgette Bishop, the first woman killed in the Witch Trials.
  • The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, which is now a bed and breakfast, is the site of a double murder, one of the most famous in US history. Some have called it one of the most haunted homes in America.[144]
  • Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury is reportedly haunted by the spirit of Jerusha Howe, who awaits her lover to come back from overseas. The inn was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Stone's Public House, a restaurant in Ashland, is believed to be haunted by its builder John Stone and a young girl who reportedly died in the building after she was struck by a train.
  • The USS Salem (CA-139) in Quincy, which now serves as a museum ship open to the general public. Though never seeing combat, the ship has seen its fair share of life and death. Notably after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake serving as a hospital ship. The ship is home to the Fore River Paranormal Society, 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.
  • A Victorian Mansion in Gardner, Massachusetts was the focus of a Ghost Adventures episode, after spirits reportedly chased the owners away from the home after they purchased it


  • Big Bay Point Light is reputedly haunted by the red-haired ghost of its first keeper, Will Prior.[145]
  • Fenton Hotel in Fenton is haunted by an anonymous man with a hat on who sits at the bar eating whiskey although he is not really there. Other paranormal activity include disembodied voices, touches, and objects being moved by themselves are some of the usual activities of the apparitions here.[146]
  • Fort Wayne in Detroit is said to be haunted. It was featured on Haunted Collector.
  • Green Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield is haunted by an anonymous mischievous preteenage girl.[147]
  • The Mission Point Resort (formerly Mackinac College), located on Mackinac Island, is reported to be haunted by many ghosts including a little girl in the auditorium as well as those who drowned in lagoons, pools, and from jumping off cliffs. It was investigated on Ghost Hunters.
  • Murphy's Lamplight Inn in Central Lake is 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.[148]


  • Forepaugh's Restaurant in Saint Paul is haunted by a love affair between the original owner, Joseph Forepaugh and his servant, Molly.[149]
  • Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing is 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.[150]
  • Minneapolis City Hall in Minneapolis is haunted by John Moshik, who was hanged here for his crime of a murder in 1898.[151]
  • Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Center is reported to be haunted by children and numerous negative entities, the location was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Winona State University is 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 as well as apparitional people walking through the halls when no one is in site.[152]


  • Cold Spring Plantation in Pinckneyville is haunted by Dr. John Carmichael who resided in this area since the 1790s. Paranormal reports include the feeling of a specter watching you, and unexplained sounds of wine bottles as well as the sound of a rocking chair swaying slowly back and forth in Carmichael's mansion cellar.[153]
  • Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. This site is haunted by various specters in the 334th and 338th training squadrons. Paranormal activities include lights flickering and an abnormal coldness radiates from the place, radios turning on and off by themselves, windows opening by themselves, as well as lockers.[154]
  • Longfellow Place in Pascagoula is haunted by ghosts of African American slaves who were abused and murdered here. Legend states 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, items being thrown about and other spectral occurrences.[155]
  • Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. An anonymous 19th Century man's specter roams his office. He died due to 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 there is no one in that room.[156]
  • Rowan Oak in Oxford is haunted by William Faulkner's spirit.[157]
  • Vicksburg National Military Park is haunted by Confederate soldiers who fought for the Battle of Vicksburg during the American Civil War. Paranormal reports include spectral battling shouts and gunshots.[158]
  • Waverley Plantation in West Point is 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.[159]


  • Town of Avilla on historic route 66. Known haunts of large numbers of Shadow Folk throughout village. 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".[160]
  • The third floor of the 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, Missouri, is reportedly haunted by entities that remained after the exorcism of 1949. The house was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Epperson House on the campus of the University of Missouri–Kansas City, which has been called one of the top five haunted houses in the United States.
  • Vaile Mansion in Independence, Missouri is reputed to be haunted.[161]
  • The Henderson Mansion located at 1016 Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri 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.[162]
  • Town of Lebanon on East 32 Highway. Known haunts of large numbers of disembodied voices throughout property. Reports of a woman calling out the name "Peggy." Several people have reported that they have heard voices too. Ozark Visions is open to the public year-round.[163]
  • At Kemper Arena in Kansas City there are said to be sightings, sounds, and lights flickering on and off in the arena late at night from a former WWE wrestler named Owen Hart who died in 1999 by falling 78 ft 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.[164]
  • Pythian Castle [14] was haunted. The castle was originally built by the Knights of Pythias as an orphanage & senior citizens home for its members and their families in 1913. It was called the Pythian Home of Missouri.
  • Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City is reported to be haunted by numerous inmates after countless riots have occurred there.
  • Union Station in Kansas City is reported to be haunted by immigrant spirits and those of the Kansas City Massacre. The station was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Lemp Mansion (3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO) is a historical restaurant and inn located in Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. It formerly served as the home and office of the Lemp family, owners of the Lemp Brewing Company. The site of three Lemp family suicides, it is said to be haunted.[165]


Bannack, Montana, a ghost town reportedly haunted by executed outlaws and a woman in a blue gown by the name of Dorothy.[166]
  • 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.[166]
  • Carroll College, in Helena, supposedly has a ghost in the men's bathroom 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.[167] 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.[166] Owners have reported a warm and welcoming presence in the house, but have reported witnessing unexplained shadows and footsteps, as well as cold spots. The mansion also served as a Catholic convent 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.[166] 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, as well as 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 couple times near the Stone House.[168]
  • Montana State Prison Museum, located in Deer Lodge, is reportedly haunted and had a history of extremely violent criminals, countless executions, and several riots.[169] 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 sect 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 theatre are two areas of reported ghost sightings.[167] The town had a violent past and was home to many outlaws. Calamity Jane lived in the town as a child.[167]


  • Brother Sebastian's Restaurant in Omaha is haunted by a spectral man named Bill Walden. He wears a tweed smoking jacket and ascot.[170]
  • Centennial Hall in Valentine is said to be haunted.[171]
  • Hummel Park in Omaha. Paranormal activity reports include 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.[172]
  • The third floor of the Jennie M. Conrad Hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is said to be haunted by a ghost.[173]
  • Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln is said to be haunted.[174]
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln is haunted by its early 20th Century music professor, Miss Urania Clara Mills.[175]
  • Plumer Street House in Maxwell is haunted by several apparitional children, all of which died heartrending within its walls and at least one adult specter.[176]


  • 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.[177]
  • Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield, Nevada has been reportedly haunted, both the Ghost Adventures crew and Ghost Hunters have investigated there.[178]Template:Verify credibility
  • The Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas is said to haunted by famous celebrities.[179]
  • 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.
  • The Redd Foxx's home in Las Vegas. It is said that the famous American comedian is playing pranks on the current tenants as a ghost.[180]
  • 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.[181]
  • Virginia City, Nevada
    • 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.[182]
    • The Mackay Mansion is reported to be haunted by the former residents of the mansion. The television series The Dead Files aired an episode of The Mackay Mansion to investigate the many haunting occurrences.[183]
    • 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.

New Hampshire

  • 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.[184]
  • Isles of Shoals near Portsmouth is said to be haunted.[185]
  • Three Chimney's Inn in Durham is haunted by a girl named Hannah.[186]

New Jersey

  • 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.[187]
  • 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.[188]
  • The Devil's Tree in 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.[189][190]
  • Domani's Restaurant in Roselle Park is reportedly haunted by its former owner who died in the building.[191]
  • The Essex County Hospital Center in Verona is believed to be haunted by full-body apparitions of nurses and patients. Some have even claimed a demonic presence. The sound of a rolling gurney can frequently be heard.[192][193]
  • Poltergeist incidents and other ghost sightings have been claimed at the Union Hotel in Flemington since its upper floors were closed and it was converted into a restaurant.[194]

New Mexico

  • 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 touched by unseen presences, light anomalies, disembodied voices and shadowy figures.[195]
  • 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. It seems that this man changed after they got married. He would go away a lot and wouldn't come back for long periods of time. It seems that he was cheating on her. She was very upset but didn't seek revenge in the usual way. Instead of murdering him, she decided the thing that would get him most is to not see the children ever again. That is when she drowned her children in the river. At the last minute she realized 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. Since that had happened it is said that you can hear her crying all over searching the riverbeds for her children.[196]
  • Highway 666 in Gallup. Paranormal activities include a large gasoline truck driving up the center of the road (some have seen it as being on fire) at high speeds and tries to run other vehicles off of the road, two female apparitional hitchhikers (one who disappears from your car 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 passing travelers with no driver behind the wheel, disembodied dogs running across the highway and mysterious lights appearing in the sky.[197]
  • Holy Cross Sanatorium in Deming. It started out as a military base in World War I and as a TB ward in World War II. Then a Satanic cult used it as an animal sacrificing place at a later date. There is only one building left now. The rest have been destroyed and this place is most certainly haunted. Noises come from the top stories. Also there is a shadowy apparition in "the alter room" not to mention a pretty disturbing cemetery 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.[198]
  • Insane Asylum in Albuquerque. Reports by paranormal investigators include black clouds, light anomalies, mysterious mists, disembodied voices, apparitional former patients and the feeling of being watched by specters.[199]
  • La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. Paranormal activity includes the ghost of Honorable Judge Slough walking through the halls. The ghost of a disheartened salesman who jumped into the well after losing the company’s money is often reported by guests and staff. The dining room is located directly over the old well and hotel staff and guests alike have reported seeing a ghostly figure walking into the center of the room and disappearing into the floor. There are also apparitions in the Santa Fe room and the La Terraza, the restaurant which is located on the third floor. An anonymous guest in the 1970s reportedly called front desk to complain that a spectral person was walking up and down the hallway in front of his room. An anonymous employee was sent to investigate and he reported seeing a tall man wearing a long, black coat who disappeared into the stairwell.[200]
  • New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. This institute does not use the phonetic alphabet "J" for Juliet for one of its troops for a very simple reason, 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.[201]
  • Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe. The most paranormal activity areas of this prison are Cell Blocks 3, 4, the Tool room and the laundry room.[202]
  • St. James Hotel and Saloon in Cimarron. It was the site of numerous murders during the 19th Century and is reported to have a paranormal activity in one of its rooms.[203]

New York

  • 112 (now 108) Ocean Avenue, Amityville. Based on the 1977 book The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. Scene of a tragic mass murder of a family on November 13, 1974 committed by Ronald DeFeo, Jr., the next inhabitants of the home claimed that it was haunted and fled after 28 days. Their experiences were portrayed in Anson's bestselling book, which was followed by a hit movie The Amityville Horror which in turn spawned a cottage industry. Despite accusations of a fraud, the family maintains that they experienced paranormal phenomena while living in the Amityville house.
  • Cherry Hill, a late 18th-century farm manor house in southern Albany, was the site of a murder in 1827 that led to Albany's last public hanging after a controversial trial. An unidentified ghost has been seen on the property.[204]
  • The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington reportedly has some ghosts of former occupants. In 2000 workers installing a new organ left the church in haste after seeing one.[205]
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.[206]
  • The 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. This location has been investigated by such paranormal groups as the New York Shadow Chasers and New York State Paranormal Research, all of whom have reported paranormal phenomena. The Farnam 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.[206]
  • The New York State Capitol building in Albany is said to be haunted by the ghosts of a night watchman who died in a 1911 fire, artist William Morris Hunt, and others.[207]
  • The Smith-Ely Mansion in Clyde is said to be haunted by the ghosts of not only its historic inhabitants but also 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.[208]
  • SUNY Geneseo's Erie Hall dormitory (room C2D1) is alleged to have been haunted in 1985 and popularized in the media as the "C2D1 Haunting".[209][210]
  • 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.[211]
  • 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 7 foot giant, and Ray, who attacks women in the basement. The asylum was featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
  • Sailor's Snug Harbor in Staten Island is haunted by the spirits of sailors, a matron after her son stabbed her with scissors, and a priest after he was shot dead on the church grounds. The harbor area was featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
  • Letchworth Village in Haverstraw is believed to be haunted by patients that perished in the building. The area was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • The former Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, New York 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.[212]

North Carolina

  • Shouting by disembodied voices was heard during a paranormal investigation of the stone building that formerly housed the Ashe County Hospital in Jefferson. The investigators also heard an elevator in the building "ding" even though the structure had no electricity. Also in Jefferson, the Museum of Ashe County History 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 a person walk across the floor to answer it.[213]
  • 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.[214]
  • Brown Mountain in Burke County is reputed to have ghostly orbs of light radiating from the mountain. The Brown Mountain Lights date back as far as the year 1200, according to local Cherokee legend. This was the year of a great battle, and the Cherokee believed the lights to be the spirits of Indian maidens who still search for lost loved ones. There also has been speculation of alien activity. Wiseman's View on Linville Mountain is the best vantage point for viewing the Brown Mountain Lights. The 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. His theories were later disproven.[215]
  • 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.[216]
  • 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.[217]
  • An older woman in 18th-century dress is said to haunt the second and third floors of the Harvey Mansion Historic Inn and Restaurant in New Bern. A North Carolina State University professor reported seeing her glide by his table while dining in the second-floor restaurant.[218]
  • 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. Trying to flag down a passing car for help, she was mistaken as a hitchhiker, and 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.[219]
  • Fayetteville hosts ghosts such as "The Lady in Black" who haunts the Sandford House (formerly called the Slocumb House).[220] Her apparition first appeared in the late 19th century and has been sighted recently[when?] by members of The Woman's Club of Fayetteville.[221]
  • 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.[222]

North Dakota

  • The Apple Creek Country Club in Bismarck is haunted by an anonymous former female chef in the kitchen. She tends to vanish quickly without appearing to take any notice of living people.[223]
  • The Liberty Memorial Building in Bismarck, according to former employees was 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 superintendent of the Historical Society 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" that they should immediately leave the building. One employee speculates the "Stack Monster" vacated the building. Another 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.[224]
  • Ceres Hall on the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo is said to be haunted by the ghost of a janitor who hanged himself.[225]
  • Old Luger Hotel in Fort Yates is haunted by a semi-transparent apparition of an anonymous little girl.[226]
  • Sage Hill Bed & Breakfast in Anamoose is 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 you and can be glimpsed from the corner of a visitor's eye, disappearing items, and cold spots.[227]
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson has paranormal activities reported by employees from many different 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.[228]


  • Cincinnati Music Hall is a theater that was built over a potter's field. Reports of spirits on the property date back to 1876 and continue through modern times. In 1988, during the installation of an elevator shaft, bones of adults and children were exhumed from under the hall.[229]
  • The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is a defunct prison that was shut down in 1990. Now, people report cell doors slamming, yelling, physical attacks on women, and shadow figures. It was investigated on the TV series Ghost Adventures.[230]
  • Ohio University is known in state folklore as one of the most haunted college campus in the United States. 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, and numerous other popular tales are told about the university in Athens county. The British Society for Psychical Research claims that Athens, Ohio, is one of the most haunted places in the world.[231] 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 supposedly went on there.
  • Prospect Place in Trinway. Satanic rituals were allegedly performed on the site, and many people were supposedly killed during its time as a stop on the underground railroad. It was investigated on the TV series Ghost Adventures.[232]
  • Spring House Gazebo in Eden Park, Cincinnati. In 1927, Imogene, wife of George Remus, was shot at the gazebo. Her ghost has been reported at the site wearing a black dress.[233]
  • Emmitt House[234][235] in Waverly, Ohio. Some reported sightings and human remains found.[236][237]
  • The Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati is reported to be plagued by a negative entity after child abuse and dogfighting were practiced there, the rectory was featured on Ghost Adventures, where the team had an exorcist cleanse the property
  • Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio.[238][239] This location on the A&E Bio Channel. There are 14 spirits who reside at this 1892 structure. Full body apparitions, thousands of evp's, and an evil black mass.
  • The Old Licking County Jail in Newark, Ohio.[240] 16 deaths occurred in the old 1889 gothic fortress. Newark's darkest hour in 1910 when a Liquor agent Carl Etherington was beaten my an angry mob and lynched on the town square. Some prisoners have been released, but others have never left.
  • At the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio there are three telescopes, in association with the university's Ritter Planetarium. The largest telescope is rarely used, the smallest is the most often used, but the third telescope has been out of use for some time and has developed strange brown stains on its exterior white dome. A male scientist ghost is believed to haunt the telescope, and some parts of the interior of the building develop a blue tinge in the evenings.


  • 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 here.[241]
  • Fort Washita in Durant is haunted by a 19th Century headless woman named Aunt Jane.[242]
  • Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa is said to be haunted.[243]
  • Jeremiah's Bridge in Anadarko has various paranormal activities. It is mainly haunted by a historical Native American boy named Jeremiah who committed suicide by jumping off this bridge.[244]
  • The Labadie Mansion in Bartlesville is haunted by specters of Frank LaBadie and his wife, Samantha, whom he murdered on April 1, 1935.[245]
  • The McBride House in Fort Gibson is haunted by residential specters from the 19th Century.[246]
  • Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City is said to be haunted.[247]
  • Timberidge Cemetery in Catoosa is haunted by an anonymous Native American boy who lost his life in 1989 due to an auto accident while he was biking on the road here.[248]



Rhode Island

  • 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.[249]
  • Crescent Park Amusement Park in Riverside is said to be haunted.[250]
  • 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."[251]
  • General Station Inn in Charlestown is said to be haunted. It was featured on Ghost Hunters.
  • Sherman- Arnold Farm in Harrisville is alleged to be haunted. It was the property on which the Perron family purportedly experienced the events documented in Ed and Lorraine Warren's case file which was the basis for the movie entitled The Conjuring.

South Carolina

  • The Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville is said to be haunted.[252]
  • 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 is sounded.[253]
  • The Legare Street House in Charleston is haunted by James Hayward. He was the son of a widow from the American Revolutionary War.[254]
  • The Old Charleston Jail in Charleston is reported to be haunted by the spirit of Lavinia Fisher, one of America's first female serial killers. The jail was featured on Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
  • Pawleys Island is haunted by an anonymous man wearing gray who is seen by travelers before a hurricane hits and he warns people to get off this island for that preparation.[255]
  • The Redcliffe Plantation in Beech Island is haunted by former African American slaves and James Henry Hammond.
  • St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins in Saint Helena Island has paranormal reports from visitors about strange lights in this area. Legend states 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.[256]

South Dakota

  • Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City is said to be haunted.[257][258]
  • Bullock Hotel in Deadwood is haunted by its original owner, Seth Bullock.[259]
  • Mount Marty College in Yankton. This college is haunted by numerous different anonymous specters. Other paranormal activity reports include showers turning on and off by themselves, water fountains running by themselves, mysterious footsteps, and apparitional shadows.[260]
  • Old Hospital in Pine Ridge is haunted by ghosts of little Oglala Lakota children running all over this place.[261]
  • 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.[262]


  • 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 seeing 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.[263]
  • 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.[264]
  • Back in the Sixties and Seventies when it was still known as Hendersonville High School, Ellis Middle School was haunted by ghostly footsteps and random apparitions. Students once described the apparition of a dark coachman on the location. The Seventies TV-Series "That's Incredible" once considered a segment on the hauntings but passed it over for other projects.[265]
  • The Isaac Franklin Plantation in Gallatin, best known as Fairvue, is reported as 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.[266]Template:Verify credibility
  • 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 of the Loretta Lynn Plantation House, during which the crew observed a significant amount of unusual activity.[267]
  • The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is 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.[268]
  • Built in Kingsport in 1818, Rotherwood Mansion is 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.[269]
  • 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.[270]
  • 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.[271]
  • Tennessee High School in Bristol is 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.[272]
  • Tennessee State Prison is supposed to be haunted. A former warden describes odd voices, strange sounds and disembodied footsteps. The location was used in the movie The Green Mile and also elaborated on in the TV-Series, "Celebrity Paranormal Project."[273]
  • The Woodruff-Fontaine House in Memphis is supposedly 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.[274]
  • 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.


  • The Alamo in San Antonio is reportedly haunted by many spirits of those 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.[275] 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.[276]
  • 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.[277]
  • Marfa lights 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.[278]
  • Miss Molly's Bed & Breakfast, Fort Worth. It is rumored that every building in the legendary Stockyards of Fort Worth is haunted. But none is quite as haunted as Miss Molly's—which is considered by most to be one of the most haunted places in Texas. The hotel was built in 1910 and it has gone through several different transformations. Everything from a "speak-easy" named The Oasis during prohibition to 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-way of apparitions to spirits not knowing that they're dead.[279]
  • Presidio La Bahía in Goliad is a fort that was the site of numerous conflicts before and during the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of Goliad and most notably the Goliad Massacre in 1836. Many South Texas locals have claimed the spirits of massacred soldiers can be found on the premises, and some have even claimed during the night their cries of agony can be heard from time to time.[280]
  • Catfish Plantation Restaurant in Waxahachie is a restaurant that has been featured on television shows as being one of the most haunted places in America. This house was bought and turned into a restaurant but the paranormals have come along for the ride. There are reports of apparitions, various aromas, objects being moved, and people being touched.[281]
  • The Grove (Jefferson, Texas) is an 1861 home that has been called "The most haunted home in the most haunted city in Texas."[282] There are footsteps heard in the house, but no one can be found to account for the phantom steps,[283] and apparitions ranging from a lady in a white dress to a man in the garden have become commonplace on the property.[284]
  • The Littlefield House in Austin, Texas.[285]
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas.[286]
  • Yorktown Memorial Hospital in Yorktown is reported to be haunted by the spirits of patients and that of the nuns who built the hospital, who choke people with tattoos. The hospital was featured on Ghost Adventures
  • The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells is reported to be haunted by spirits that killed themselves and committed suicide in the hotel. The hotel was featured on Ghost Adventures.
  • Haunted Hill House, Mineralwells. A 120 year old house 250 feet from the famous Baker Hotel. Hill House is 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 that of a little boy and an old lady that watches over him. The house experiences intelligent hauntings, residual hauntings and visitations from the Baker. [15]



  • Averill Stand Bed & Breakfast in Wilmington is 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.[290]
  • 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".[291]


  • 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.[292][293]
  • Ball's Bluff in Leesburg was the site of a Civil War battle in October 1861 and is said to be haunted by those who died during the fighting here.[294][295]
  • Bremo Historic District in Bremo Bluff, where a house at Bremo Recess is reportedly haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, the wife of John Hartwell Cocke, brigadier general in the War of 1812 and builder of the plantation estate.[296]
  • Ferry Plantation House in Virginia Beach, a colonial and plantation era house, with 11 reported ghosts, including: people who perished in an 1810 ship wreck at the ferry landing, 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.[297]
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park has many reports of paranormal activity. An unfinished railroad located within the battlefield which was ordered by Robert E. Lee to be constructed during the Civil War is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity.[298][299]
  • 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. It has been reported that there has been seen an apparition of a 10 year old boy wearing a uniform and a tri-cornered hat peering out a 2nd floor window.[300]
  • The Rosewell plantation in Gloucester County is a mansion constructed in 1725 that has been home to numerous accounts of paranormal activity.[301][302]

Washington (state)

Washington, D.C.

West Virginia


  • The Rave in Milwaukee is said to be haunted.[318]
  • Saint Killian's Catholic Cemetery in Lake Geneva is haunted due to its historical Satanic worship. Paranormal activities include a ghostly priest, a ringing bell, strange noises and footsteps, and mysterious mists.[319]
  • The Scott Mansion in Merrill is haunted by a curse due to the death of Jenny, a 19th Century Native American chief's daughter.[320]
  • The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is said to be haunted. Many MLB players in town to play the Brewers have reported experiences.[321]


  • Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne is haunted by 19th Century Cavalry soldiers at night. Other paranormal activities occur in the dormitories.[322]
  • Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park is haunted by an anonymous bride whose husband decapitated her on their wedding night.
  • Plains Hotel in Cheyenne is haunted by a woman named Rosie who committed suicide during her honeymoon.[323]
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Cheyenne is haunted by two anonymous Swedish stonemasons who were working on the bell tower, but mysteriously disappeared during construction.[322]
  • Shoshone Bar in Lovell is haunted by a man Ted Louie who was a candy salesman and the subject of a nationwide man hunt in the 1940s.[324]
  • Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins is reported to be haunted by the most violent inmates in Wyoming history.[325] It was featured on Ghost Adventures.

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