Don't be afraid of the dark......BE Afraid.....Be VARY Afraid!
There are plenty of haunted places in America. In fact, at Roadtrippers, we're kind of experts on that sort of thing. So with Halloween just days away, we made you a terrifying, spine-tingling, scare-fueled guide to the top 20 most haunted places that you can actually visit on Halloween. If you're looking for some real pants-crapping scares this season, look no further than Haunted America!
Legend has it that in the field behind Gage Tower Dorm at Minnesota State there was once an old cemetery and when it gets dark many co-eds have seen a young girl hanging from a tree on the south side of the clearing. Beneath the girl is the shadow of what appears to be her lover. Many say that they have heard him crying softly. They have also seen dark shadows move from headstone to headstone. The headstones are not visible during the day!
Tek Tek or Teke-Teke is an urban legend from Japan about a girl who fell under a train and was cut in half. She took a long time todie and now her ghost roams through Japan, dragging her top half along using her claw-like hands. Every time she moves, she makes a teke-teke sound. There is a story about a young boy who was leaving his school one evening when he heard a noise behind him. Looking back, he saw a beautiful girl sitting at a window. The girl
The Ridges Asylum in Ohio. A 54 year old female patient who ran away and was missing for 6 weeks. She was found dead in an unused ward. She had taken off all of her clothes, neatly folded them, and laid down on the cold concrete where she subsequently died. Through a combination of decomposition and sun exposure, her corpse left a permanent stain on the floor, which is still visible today.
Dimly lit, the Last Drop Tavern is usually packed to the brim with students, locals and tourists alike, which is somewhat surprising considering that a ghost is rumored to haunt its cellar. Legend says that the pub was named the Last Drop because this was where those condemned to die by hanging would have their last drink! The menu is not very extensive, but come here for some Scottish cuisine like neeps and tatties or classic fish and chips and you won't be disappointed.
St Mary's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland is a maze of underground 17th streets, once home to hundreds of people, conditions were horrendous and once bubonic plague took hold and most of the people died it was sealed up and forgotten about until the 18th century when workman woking above punched through to the streets. It is now opened to the public and you can have a guided tour of this creepy place
Tulloch Castle Hotel, Scotland A guest in Room Eight of this 12th century hotel in Dingwall claimed he woke up during the night, unable to breath, and felt as if he were being choked. The room reportedly felt ice cold and apparently the ghosts of two girls were sitting on his chest in an attempt to suffocate him.
Ballygally Castle, Ireland Built in 1625, the Ballygally Castle has now been turned to a hotel, occasionally haunted by Lady Shaw, a former lady of the Castle. She is said to love knocking at the doors of various hotel rooms and finds it amusing when she finds no one there. Ballygally is located near the Giant’s Causeway, offering superb views of the Antrim Mountains and the Irish Sea.
Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland - this famously haunted 14th-century castle has too many known spirits to mention but here are a few - a secret room was discovered where a horribly disfigured child was locked up inside of for his entire life; he was born to the 11th Earl of Glamis - this secret room was also the site of an alleged card game with the devil and other occult activities - the spirit of Lady Janet Douglas, who was burned alive as a witch in 1537, is still seen often here
10 Of The Most Chilling Haunted Castles In The WorldThis Scottish fortress, built on a high plug of an extinct volcano, dates back to the 9th century. Edinburgh Castle has been there since the 12th century. In 800 years, the castle was involved in numerous historic conflicts having been besieged many times. Deep in the dark and damp dungeons numerous people had been imprisoned and tortured over the centuries.
Rait Castle interior - built ca.1240. It is said to be haunted by the daughter the Cumming laird. She died when she fell from one of the window ledges after her hands were cut off on her father's orders. He had invited Macintosh guest, but planned to murder them and thought his daughter had revealed his plan to them.