Scariest Haunted Houses - Just in Time for Halloween!
The Maple Hill Cemetery located in Huntsville, Alabama, is the oldest and largest cemetery in Alabama. Held within it is an area called the Dead Children’s Playground. Some say the spirits of dead children come to play after a rash of child abductions occurred in Huntsville, during the 1960’s with the bodies being found in the area of the playground.
Since then, there have been reports of swings moving in sync by themselves, even after they have been brought to a complete stop. Mysterious light orbs show up in photographs that are believed to be the spirits of the abducted children, add to the general spookiness of the area.
The St. James Hotel, in Cimarron, New Mexico, was built in the late 1872, and was considered to be one of the grandest hotels west of the Mississippi, hosting the likes of wild-west heroes, Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.
With these gun-slingers running rampant, there was bound to be gun fights, resulting in 26 deaths in the saloon, 43 rooms, and restaurant. With this type of violence, it is of no surprise that psychics have reported three ghosts inhabiting the hotel. Not included in the count, are the spirits who just drop by to visit.
Room 18 is said to be occupied with by the ghost of a patron who had been shot to death. Those staying in the room have reported some physically violent episodes, and to this day the room is closed.
Don’t worry, you can still experience, a ghostly experience in room 17. The former proprietor of the hotel is said to wander the halls, tapping on windows and leaving behind a cloying floral scent. Some witnesses have reported seeing a transparent figure walking the halls.
Drop by for some serious hauntings that include, cold spots, electronics behaving strangely, feelings of being watched, lights turning on by themselves, and the eeriest of all, apparitions of cowboys’ playing cards.
The Whaley House, located in San Diego, Calif. is said to be haunted with the ghost of Yankee Jim Robinson, who was hanged in 1851 on the land where four years later Thomas Whaley built a home for his family. The Whaley family often heard the sound of boots clomping through the house, assuming it to be the ghost of Yankee Jim.
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Today, the Whaley House is now a historic site and museum, where visitors have reported seeing or hearing the ghosts of former owners, Thomas and Anna Whaley. According to staff, Anna’s ghost stays downstairs, while Thomas Whaley remains upstairs.
The smell of cigar smoke and perfume mysteriously arise at times, giving the Whaley House the reputation as being one of the most haunted houses in the United States. Regis Philbin is said to have seen the apparitions.