If you find preserved human specimens morbid, this is definitely not the place for you because it’s stocked full of them. If those don’t bother you, how does an entire extracted human colon sound?
Once a project of Sarah Winchester (the wife of the designer of Winchester Rifles), this mansion was intended to contain the spirits of those killed by her husband’s invention. These days, it is a giant building with bizarre architectural quirks, and in which there are often strange sightings and sounds.
A hospital for the mentally ill which surprisingly was still in operation little more than two decades ago, the building is now thought to be haunted by the spirits of patients angered by overcrowding, poor conditions and inhumane treatment.
Many feel cemeteries are spooky places to begin with, but Bachelor’s Grove is undoubtedly creepy even by those standards! Containing only 82 plots to begin with, the graveyard has largely been abandoned after numerous reports of supernatural sightings.
The site of a famous ax massacre, the Villisca Ax Murder House is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the Moore family and their guests, who were murdered in 1912; a case which remains unsolved to this day.
The subject of a bizarre and little understood legend, The Grave of the Female Stranger holds the body of a woman who died and was buried by her husband in 1816 completely anonymously. Her spirit is said to haunt the grave to this day.
Founded in 1995, the Museum of Death features a large collection of serial killer memorabilia (yes, apparently that’s a thing), including prison artwork done by the serial murderers themselves! What, you don’t want to go?
Famous for being the hotel which inspired “The Shining,” the Stanley has long been believed to be haunted, especially the well-known ballroom. More recently, the television program “Ghost Hunters” investigated and found that in fact there were scientifically inexplicable phenomena which originated in the ballroom.
Known for its unsettling above-ground vaults, this group of three cemeteries has many notable residents, but perhaps the most infamous is Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, who is said to grant wishes for visitors who perform a ritual and leave an offering.
Known to many as the “Most Haunted Road in America,” drivers along it have often reported supernatural sightings and satanic rituals. If those things weren’t enough, there are stretches of it known as the Dead Man’s Curve and the Ghost Boy Bridge! Count us out on that one.
Built in 1910 for the purpose of housing tuberculosis patients, the hospital was forced to expand considerably following an outbreak. Even a conservative estimate places the death toll at the hospital around 8,000 at the time of its closing in 1962, and those dead are said to haunt the building now.
The Lemp family once owned a brewery that made them rich and powerful in St. Louis. That is, until tragedy befell the family. Several generations of suicide plagued the Lemps, and their house now has a reputation as one of the most haunted buildings in the United States.
The Lizzie Borden house was the site of another ax murder, in which the aforementioned Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her father and stepmother. She was acquitted, to nearly everyone’s surprised, but the eeriness of the murder still hangs over the place.
Built at the site of a previous lighthouse which collapsed, this one is said to be haunted by the daughters of the superintendent who lead the construction of the current lighthouse, both of whom drowned in an accident there.