Image By: Fox News
Below is a list of the top five scariest places in the United States of America
5. Moundsville Penitentiary
The Moundsvile Peniteneiary is located in Moundsville, West Virginia and it is estimated that 1,000 inmates died while being incarcerated at the prison. Some died of natural causes or inmate violence, but over the course of the penitentiary’s history, 94 men were put to death after the first execution at the prison in 1899. Less than 500 inmates were housed in the prison when it opened in 1866, but by the 1930s, the penitentiary’s population was over 2,400. Today, there are many ghosts lurking in the halls of the prison and visitors have reported seeing the ghost of a maintenance man who was stabbed to death by inmates for telling prison guards about inmate activity. Haunted tours begin just after sunset, leading guests through the prison by nightfall.
4. Stepp Cemetary
The Stepp Cemetary is located in Benton, Indiana and only about two dozen crumbling grave markers remain in the famously haunted cemetary. Legend has it that the mother of an infant who died was so distraught that she went to the cemetary and dug up her child’s body after it was buried. Grieving, she took her own life. People have reported seening her ghost, dressed in black, crying over her daughter’s grave.
3. Trans-Alleghaney Lunatic Asylum
The Ttrans-Alleghaney Lunatic Asylum is located in Weston, West Virginia and is the former state hospital for the mentally insane. Ghosts of Civil War soldiers and former patients walk the halls of the asylum. Visitors claim to see things move or feel the presents of ghosts. This large, granite building originally housed 250 people, but in the 1950s, there were more than 2,000 patients that lived there. Trans-Alleghaney stopped treating patients in 1994, but you canstill take a haunted tour of the building.
2. The Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House is located in San Jose, California has mile-long hallways and staircases that lead to doors that open into walls. This maze-like Victorian-style mansion has at least 160 rooms. The house was originally built by Sarah Winchester, the wealthy widow of William Wirt Winchester. Sarah lost both her husband and her daughter to illness, and she sought for help from a spiritual advisor to overcome her depression. The medium warned Sarah that the Winchester family was under a terrible curse and the only way to cure the curse was to build a house for the lost souls. For 38 years, she worked on building the house 24 hours a day until she died. Visitors to the house look out for any unlucky number 13’s that are featured throughout the homes.
1. St. Louis Cemetary
The St. Louis Cemetary is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is belived to have mythical traditions, like witchcraft and voodoo. Numerous cemetaries are found in New Orleans, but the St. Louis Cemetary is the oldest in the city. Here, visitors will discover many ornate, above-ground tombs and mausoleums, winding footpaths, and crumbling memorials. Many ghosts call this cemetary home, but Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, reigns supreme.
I have never been to any of these places and I would never stay overnight at these places. Would you? Please comment telling me if you would stay the night in any of these places, If so, which one. Also, tell me about some hauted places in your country.
For more information click here