4 spookiest cities to visit
Sometimes a haunted house isn’t enough. Sometimes, a real October spook-seeker needs a whole haunted town.
Here are the four spookiest cities to visit this fall. But beware: Don’t forget to pack extra courage in your luggage.
1. Salem, Massachusetts:
This should come as no surprise, given Salem’s history and the stories of the witch hunts. You can find many ghost-hunting tours and Halloween special events in Salem this time of year, and also year-round. During your visit, browse through the unusual shops and weird museums that line the streets of “Witch City.” Don’t miss a visit to Salem’s graveyard, one of the oldest in the country.
2. Louisville, Kentucky:
You might not think about ghosts when you think about Louisville — but it is home to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, which has been called one of the most haunted places on earth. This abandoned hospital opened in the early 1900s as a place for tuberculosis patients. Today, it is full of reports of paranormal activity. Thousands of visitors have reported something is a little off here.
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3. New Orleans:
New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America. The haunted destinations here are endless, from hotels to bars to homes to the streets. Among the best known (and most feared): the Madame Lalaurie House and the Beauregard-Keyes House. Find tours to learn about New Orleans’ voodoo history, or visit the historic cemeteries for a real scare.
The French Quarter Phantoms tour guides have a great reputation for sharing historically based, educational stories that will leave you with goosebumps.
4. Tombstone, Arizona:
Get close to the ghosts of the Wild West in Tombstone. where you can find ghost tours through old saloons, theaters, hotels and hospitals. Visit the famous O.K. Corral and experience American history from a different perspective.
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