Saturday September 23, 2018
States' Most Haunted Places
mentioned the "unofficial premier" of my short film
the previous Wednesday evening.
I tried highly recommending moves
but Skype was being particularly uncooperative; eventually we surrendered and I logged off, and Henry called me in via my smartphone.
Tonight we discussed various
American States' Most Haunted Places.
The Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama
Henry has investigated there himself early in his paranpormal investigating.
The place had a number of fatalities through its century plus time.
It's reported that screams, odd noises, apparitions, and even the malevolent ghost of a former foreman haunt this place. Abandoned factories like this are often the most haunted places in America.
UAA's Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Anchorage, Alaska
There are footsteps and voices, but apparently poltergeist activity gets the attention,
Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone, Arizona
There've been numerous deaths at this theater due to one type of fight or such.
This was rather close to the famous shootout at the OK Corral.
I pointed out having Walked By It, but had not checked it out as at the time I was unaware of its haunted reputation.
The Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
This hotel is said to be haunted by several spirits.
I pointed out when I'd starred in the film
I'd been promised to be brought there, but that was one of my many pre-production oral promises only to be worth the paper on which they were written.
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California
Ceiling Cat Barbara Duncan
has investigated here.
The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
has investigated here; it's mostly famous as being the original inspiration for Stephen King's
There is ghostly piano playing, footsteps in empty hallways, et al.
Seaside Sanatorium, Waterford, Connecticut
Built in 1934,
this property has been home several different medical facilities, as well as that of a mental institution.
It's long since shut down, so one can't
Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Delaware
Dates back to the War of 1812, Fort Delaware is most closely connected with the war between the states, used as a prison for Confederate soldiers.
Most widely reported are are footsteps, voices, and full-bodied apparitions.
Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, Florida
Apparently there are like fifty ghosts estimated here.
Kennesaw House, Marietta, Georgia
Now a museum, this former hospital once housed wounded Confederate soldiers, hundreds of whom are believed to still haunt the place.
One report tells of a group hitting a time slip; the lift going to the cellar where they saw soldiers in hospital beds.
'Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii
The former Hawaiian Royal Family palace is now a museum that happens to display a few ghosts.
Queen Liliuokalani is said to be frequently sighted.
Old Idaho State Penitentiary, Boise, Idaho
In use for over a century, there are reportedly footsteps, voices, shouts.
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
A hotel in operation over 100 years, it's very well-known for its aspects of the paranormal.
Guests and workers have reported apparitions and voices; as well as a presence in one room, 441, so horrific that the room has been sealed off.
French Lick Springs Hotel, French Lick, Indiana
Built at the beginning of the 20th century, this hotel is now part of a larger casino resort complex.
features various hauntings. Many report hearing voices and footsteps,
One ghost is that of an elevator attendant who helps out, and that ghosts call the front desk from empty rooms.
Villisca Ax Murder House, Villisca, Iowa
No doubt the most infamous haunted Iowa location, what with the famous unsolved deaths of the 8-member family murdered in 1912 including children.
Children can be heard laughing and crying, as well as telling each other to hide; there are footsteps, and shouts.
The Sallie House, Atchison, Kansas
Reportedly haunted by Sallie, a little girl, as well as an older, unidentified woman who tends to get violent towards men..
Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky
Henry has investigated this mega famous haunted location.
The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana
This famouse plantation from the late-18th century has had a very colorful history.
There are sightings of former slaves as well as owners and their children.
Wood Island Lighthouse, Wood Island, Maine
Here reported are moans, footsteps, and a Shadow Person; locked doors open themselves
Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland – One Of the Scariest Places in the US
With over twenty thousand war between the states soldiers being brutally killed during this famous battle, visitors now report apparitions in uniforms, as well as hearing gunfire and canons.
The Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts
The 19th century home of Lizzie Borden and her family, this house is famous for the axe murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother, widely believed to have been committed by Lizzie herself, despite her being acquitted.
Apparitions and voices are often experienced throughout the house.
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Currently a bed and breakfast, this beautiful house was built in 1895.
It is said to be haunted by its original owners and a soldier, as well as a little girl, and a dog.
Many people report seeing apparitions, being touched, and having unplugged radios play.
Forepaugh's Restaurant, St. Paul, Minnesota
The original owner Joseph Forepaugh and his lover apparently killed themselves at this late-19th century house, now a restaurant.
Apparently the woman's ghost bangs on walls, causes glasses to explode, and can sometimes be seen, as well as Joseph.
Cedar Grove Mansion, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Various manifestations, such as tobacco smoke, apparitions including but not limited to soldiers, laughter, and footsteps from the house's original family have been reported.
Completed in 1852, this antebellum mansion was used as a hospital during the Civil War to house soldiers from the nearby Battle of Vicksburg.
Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, Missouri
This mansion was long the home of the St. Louis beer brewer Lemp family,
Four of the famous members committed suicide, three in the mansion, resulting in rampant poltergeist activity.
The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
The entire campus of the university seems to be bustling with paranormal activity of one kind or another.
Reports range from the ghost of a girl who committed suicide and the ghost of a dog, to other apparitions.
Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska
Two deaths took place in the stairwell of the central tower here after two different people fell to their deaths from the 12th floor.
Reports include a mist seen falling through the stairwell, screams, and crying, etc.
Virginia City, Nevada
In this very haunted town is St. Mary's Art Center, as well as Silver Terrace Cemetery, where poltergeist activity, shoving, and odd sounds have been documented.
Pine Hill Cemetery, Hollis, New Hampshire
AKA Blood Cemetery, Pine Hill Cemetery dates back to the 18th century and has been the sight of numerous paranormal activities.
Ghosts can be seen sitting on their own tombstones, as well as one tombstone that seems to glow at night.
Seabrook-Wilson House, Port Monmouth, New Jersey
A tavern built in 1663, this house was during the Revolutionary War and became a spy hangout.
There is a a woman in white, a little boy, and an apparition that is said to be Captain Morgan.
Highway 666, New Mexico
This stretch of road is still known as the Devil's Highway, has since renamed US Route 491 in 2003.
There are reports of a flaming truck that attempts to run people off the road, and ghosts that show up in cars' backseats.
The Amityville Horror House, Amityville, New York
Undoubtedly the country's most infamous, ableit somewhat debunked, haunted house, 112 Ocean Avenue has been the subject of numerous books, Hollywood films, as well as documentaries.
The hauntings allegedly experienced by the Lutz family, who moved here right after the DeFeo murders, said to have had moving objects, attacks, levitation, and demonic apparitions.
Brown Mountain Lights, Burke and Caldwell Counties, North Carolina
One of the nation's greatest unexplained mysteries, the Brown Mountain Lights are a series of glowing orbs seen all across the mountain and into the valley below.
Various government sponsored investigations have turned up nothing to explain the lights, which are thought to be the spirits of Native Americans.
Liberty Memorial Building, Bismarck, North Dakota
Paranormal activity here is attributed to a presence known as the Stack Monster.
This entity opens doors at random, and apparently calls out the workers' names, has been seen repeatedly.
The Ridges (Athens Lunatic Asylum), Athens, Ohio
Now part of Ohio University, The Ridges was a mental health institution infamous for the use of electroshock therapy and lobotomy, as well as neglect and abuse. The most well-known event is of a woman who died here and left a stain in the outline of her body.
Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This lovely and opulent brick hotel dating to 1911, has collected its fair share of haunts over the years.
Such paranormal activities include but are not limited to a female spirit who climbs into bed with male guests, maids' carts moving down the halls on their own, and the crying of an infant.
McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon, Portland, Oregon
This bar and hotel took in patrons since 1905, and is known for some pretty hands-on haunting.
Many people feel someone touch them or find it physically impossible to get out their beds.
Others report being shoved down the stairs.
Gettysburg Battlefields, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
The Battle of Gettysburg incurred the highest number of fatalities of any battle of the war between the states.
Everything has been reported here from apparitions of soldiers, and voices to the sounds of battle.
The Ladd School, Exeter, Rhode Island
This place was known for its dreadful conditions and its mistreatment of patients, which may account for the reports of screams and apparitions.
Beginning in 1908 and in operation for well over 80 years, this facility once housed the mentally handicapped as well as the criminally insane.
Old Charleston Jail, Charleston, South Carolina
Opened in 1802 and closed in 1939, this jail was home to many infamous individuals, including the country's first supposed female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher.
It is said that she – along with many others – still haunts the building.
Apparitions, voices, as well as moving and disappearing objects are the norm.
Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, South Dakota
Opened in 1895 by Captain Seth Bullock, this beautiful hotel is apparently haunted by his spirit.
His presence is amiable to most, but he can cause plates and glasses to shatter when displeased.
Many people have seen him – as well as a young girl, have heard voices, and been tapped.
Loretta Lynn Plantation House, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Already well-known as the home of famed singer Loretta Lynn, this house has also garnered a reputation for the paranormal.
In fact, the entire surrounding town has gained a bit of a reputation, with the ghosts of confederate soldiers often seen at the plantation as well as throughout town.
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Famous for the Battle of the Alamo that took place between a small force of Texans and a much larger Mexican army, this site is reportedly haunted by those who died defending the site.
Many people often see apparitions, either coming straight through walls or walking along the roof.
Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
This campus is exceedingly haunted, and not by just one or two ghosts, but by at least seven well-known spirits.
The ghosts are spread out over several buildings and are known for appearing at random, issuing odd noises and sensations, and sometimes touching passersby.
The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
With more paranormal activity throughout its campus buildings than anywhere else in the state, this is undoubtedly Vermont's most haunted locale.
Poltergeist activity, apparitions, voices, and windows and doors slamming are common features of this school.
Ferry Plantation House, Virginia Beach, Virginia
When a building reportedly contains no less than 11 spirits, you tend to sit up and take notice.
This early 19th century house is said to be home to former owners and slaves, people who drowned nearby, and other lost souls.
The Palace Hotel, Port Townsend, Washington
Rife with spirits, this hotel exhibits a wide range of supernatural happenings.
Several different female apparitions have been seen, some of them thought to be former prostitutes from the last century.
Many people report being touched and having their things moved around.
West Virginia State Penitentiary, Moundsville, West Virginia
Investigated by both major television paranormal groups, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, this prison – which operated for well over a century – has known a great deal of violence.
At least 100 men have died here between executions and riots, and their spirits have been seen, felt, and heard.
Summerwind Mansion, West Bay Lake, Wisconsin
Built in the early 20th century, this lodge turned mansion was the residence of Robert Lamont, who would eventually leave the house after an encounter with an apparition.
Another set of owners left after a few months because the paranormal events literally almost drove them insane.
The mansion was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only the foundation and chimney (and the ghosts).
Wyoming Frontier Prison, Rawlins, Wyoming
Like most prisons, especially older ones, plenty of violent deaths have occurred here that have resulted in widespread haunting.
Apparitions and voices are common, as is a malevolent entity that responds with hostility to many people who try to explore certain areas of the prison.
After our only break, CC reported out having listeners tonight in the US, the UK, Canada, and Unknown.
somewhat raced through the second half of the list, believing we had little time to complete all fifty.
CC and I mentioned a few of our own haunted spots, the
the mystery of
Elisa Lam's Cecil Hotel,
death, et al.
I mentioned wanting to investigate Waverly, and certainly.
Poasttown Elementary School.