Each place has a story of inexplicable events. Everywhere, people claim to have heard voices, screams, whispers, and weeping sounds out of nowhere. There are always reported sightings of a lady in white or mysterious flickering of lights. Whether or not you believe in the paranormal, you have to admit that these places can scare the hell out of you especially when you hear the tale behind it. If you’re the type who thinks such stories are simply musings of a wild imagination, then visiting these places would not raise a single goosebump on your skin.
Andleberry Estate in Clovis California used to include a mansion and a sanitarium. The Wolfe Manor Hotel was later built in place of the mansion. The owner, Todd Wolfe himself, had some bizarre encounters in his own hotel. Aside from the classic hearing of footsteps and voices, he also felt ghosts breathing on him. The people who used to stay in the sanitarium are believed to be the ones haunting the place. Investigators even reported that there really are spirits in living in the hotel.
The Screaming Tunnel of the Niagara Falls is an unfinished and abandoned railway. Legend has it that a girl was burned alive by her own father due to lost custody. Now, people believe that when someone lights a match in the middle of the tunnel at midnight, there will be a very loud scream that can eventually put out the fire of the match. The ghost of the father is also rumored to appear. This gives more reason for people to visit the Niagara Falls!
The Ladd School used to stand on Exeter, Rhode Island, which served as a school for the mentally challenged. Stories say that students were mistreated, which probably explains sightings of ghost children in the area. There were rumors of physical and sexual abuse of the mentally diabled students. The Ladd School closed early in the 90’s, and today, Exeter Job Corps Academy stands in its place. Though the school closed, there are still stories of the new building being haunted.
The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri has a dark past as four members of the Lemp family committed suicide; three killed themselves in the mansion. There have been stories of things flying off and pianos playing by themselves. Today, the mansion is a restaurant and a bed and breakfast. Staying in this mansion would really be a daring experience for any traveler!
Alcatraz is an isolated island in San Francisco that used to function as a prison house. It gained popularity because of the inhumane conditions that anyone who stayed on the rock had to live with. Today, Alcatraz is a very popular tourist destination, but there have been reports of visitors hearing footsteps of jail doors slamming. Whether there really are some agitated souls on this rock or not, the place really has a gloomy and quite depressing ambience.
The Hampton Court Palace in London is not only historic but also believed to be haunted. The ghost of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, stirs up the most intrigue. Her spirit is said to be scream and run a hallway. Queen Jane Seymour who died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward is said to stay in the palace’s staircase. Other ghosts have also been sighted in this historic palace, including that of the Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Lucky for those who obsess on the paranormal, these places are open to the public. Most of these spots even encourage the visit of tourists. Dare yourself and visit these haunted places! We’ll even give you free flights to these places!