With the arrival of Halloween upon us today, I decided to join in on the spooky traditions of the holiday and collect the top 4 most haunted places in the U.S. I have to admit that researching these locations did bring a chill down my spine. There are some pretty creepy places out there!! Enjoy & Happy Halloween!!
The Stanley Hotel
Estes Park, Colorado
As the infamous locale where Jack Nicholson went crazy in "The Shining," this hotel is a hot spot for paranormal activity. Well known spooks include a young boy who makes his presence known in room 1211 and a young man who just likes to hang out in closets and bedrooms. The hotel’s owner, Mr. Stanley, makes his presence known by appearing to visitors in the lobby and billiards room, while his wife Flora entertains guests by playing a piano.
Bell Witch Cave
The legend varies, but most accounts claim that Kate Batts, a neighbor of the Bell family, believed she was cheated out of property in a land purchase. Kate tortured the entire Bell family, physically abusing the youngest daughter Betsey, and cursing John. Visitors have reported encountering a violent force while on the property. Technology doesn’t work there either, with cameras mysteriously malfunctioning when users try to capture an image.
Waverly Hills sanatorium
According to legend, thousands died here including a young nurse who hung herself after finding out about an unwanted pregnancy. Many she haunts room 502 where she died.
Axe Murder House
During the dark hours of June 9,1912 8 people in an Iowa home were bludgeoned to death. More than 100 years later, the case remains unsolved. Maybe that is why their spirits are restless inside the home. Experiences reports are haunted voices, moving toys and doors opening and closing.