We have all heard of some notoriously famous haunted places around the cities we live in. Ghosts stories are everywhere, and one doesn’t need to be a believer in the paranormal to enjoy some of these fascinating horror tales. Here are some of the most famous haunted places across America:
Waverly Hills Sanitorium, Louisville, Kentucky
This grom building was built in 1910 to treat patients of tuberculosis or the ‘white plague.’ This spooky hospital is the archetype of an insane asylum, and it is known that doctors at this hospital experimented on the patients since there were no known treatments available for the epidemic. According to historians, more than 8000 people died in the hospital, while some exaggerated claims also state that some 60,000 patients have died here.
After the hospital closed for good, the place has been popularized as a haunted hospital, with ghost hunters and thrillseekers frequently visiting the establishment for a spooky experience. People who have visited the hospital have reported slamming doors, approaching footsteps, and strange noises in the deserted building. Freaky.
Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah
Savannah is supposedly home to more than a dozen haunted houses and people have claimed thousands of ghost sightings in this haunted city of America. The city’s Bonaventure Cemetery is a hotspot for ghost hunters, which people often visit to observe its statues, stone tombs, and trees. A famous resident of this Cemetery is the six-year-old ghost of Gracie Watson, who died of pneumonia in 1889. It is said that the statues standing in this cemetery are haunted by the ghosts of those on the graves, and people have even seen the funeral statues in the cemetery moving as if they were alive. The noise of children crying and playing can also be heard by visitors and passersby.
Lillibridge House, Savannah
The infamous Lillibridge House in Savannah is another spooky, haunted place in the city. The House was built in 1797 and was relocated to its current location after many years. A mysterious crypt has been discovered under the new property, which was never opened. More than twenty-six families tried to live in the Lillibridge House, but couldn’t survive here due to frequent encounters with the paranormal, and were thus forced to move out. Residents of the Lillibridge House have been frequently spooked by paranormal activities such as furniture moving by itself and doors that keep locking.
Stanley Hotel, Colorado
This famous hotel was also featured in the horror movie, ‘The Shining,’ and even inspired a novel by Stephen King, who'd spent a night at the Stanley Hotel.
Built in 1909, the hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of the wife of the hotel’s founder, Flora Stanley. She used to play the piano here, a musical instrument that can still be heard playing eerily in the music room at night. The hotel staff has also reported visitors would find luggage bags that had somehow been unpacked, lights turning on and off by themselves, and invisible children laughing in the hallway.