Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted Houses in United States

Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As one of the most carefully studied paranormal building in the U.S., this former prison is abound with unexplainable occurrences.  Since the 1940s, inmates have reported seeing visions and experiencing eeriness throughout the grounds.  Paranormal experts have been exploring this site for years, recording ghosts.  Now a museum, it's open to the public for touring.

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The Stanley Hotel

Estes Park, Colorado

This hotel is a hotspot for paranormal activity and mostly known from the moving "The Shining." Sightings here include a boy who shows up in room 1211, a young man who hangs out in closets and bedrooms.  Also, Mr. Stanley, the hotel's owner, appears to visitors in the lobby and billiards room while his wife Flora plays the piano. Open for ghost tours, accommodations and dining.

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Stepp Cemetery

Benton, Indiana

One of Indiana's famously haunted cemeteries, Stepp Cemetery has only about two dozen grave markers remaining, which are quite crumbled.  There are several legends consuming this cemetery.  One, that it was founded by a cult who sacrificed small animals and participated in orgies. Another is the story of a mourning mother who's child died and was buried there.  Lore has it that she went to the grave site and dug up her child's corpse, then took her own life.

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St. Louis Cemetery

New Orleans, Louisiana

Full of many tales of Voodoo and spirits, New Orleans is definitely a haunted town.  St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest in the city, is one of the most haunted places in the area.  Full of above-ground tombs and mausoleums, you may encounter the presence of a ghost as you wind your way through the footpath.  While many spirits reside here, the most famous is that of Marie Laveau, who was known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans back in the day.

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Ferris Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Rawlins, Wyoming

This lovely Queen Anne style Victorian mansion has had a few ghostly encounters, which began after the death of Cecil Ferris during the early 1900s.  Cecil was the son of George and Julia Ferris, who began constructing the mansion in 1901, and was killed by a fatal gunshot fired from his brother who was playing with their father's gun.

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Shoshone Bar & Grill

Lovell, Wyoming

The resident ghost at this bar and grill in Lovell is Ted Louie, a candy salesman who disappeared near this establishment in the 1940s. He's known to haunt the basement area and has even been seen there.  Other strange occurrences include electrical appliances running themselves, money floating through the air, loud noises and unexplained voices heard.  Former owners have even claimed to have heard the sound of keys turning in a lock and the safe opening up.

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