Where would you go if you were hoping to encounter the supernatural?
Our country’s rich—albeit bloody and sometimes morally unsavory—history provides those not-so-faint-of-heart travelers many locations that offer fright-filled folklore to slake their thirst for being spooked.
Although there is no shortage of U.S. cities that many deem haunted, here are three that appear in multiple online lists:
The article references visitsavannah.com and includes some places gutsy travelers can visit to get their phantasm fix:
… The Marshal House, built in 1851, is a popular haunt you can book to stay in during your trip. It was used during the Civil War as a hospital for wounded soldiers who are rumored to still haunt the halls. Book a tour of the city’s most haunted spots with Blue Orb Tours, and if you’re feeling brave, choose their “Zombie Ghost Tour” for a mix of colonial ghost stories and frightening tales of the voodoo communities in the low-country. visitsavannah.com
SmarterTravel.com’s Jamie Moore cites the great number of lives lost in battle in the city—including casualties of the American Revolution, Civil War and War of 1812—as significant reason for its haunted designation in her compilation, “America’s 10 most haunted cities.”
Moore suggests a few spots thrill-seekers can visit to satisfy their appetite for ectoplasm:
Tour the Westminster Hall Catacombs, the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, who is said to haunt various locations in town. At the 18th-century Fort McHenry, apparitions of a uniformed soldier with a rifle have been reported. Walk beneath the rigging of the 1854 USS Constellation warship and feel the presence of those who have met death on her deck.
The author describes the tunnels and their history, and she shares other destinations that visitors should check out to fulfill their fascination for feeling fearful:
The Shanghai Tunnels are possibly the most famous haunted location in the city. The tunnels were basements of buildings that connected to other structures through brick and stone archways that were intersected with connecting tunnels under the streets, according to ShanghaiTunnels.info. They were used by crooks, called “shanghaiiers” or “white slavers,” who sold women into prostitution. Men were sold as slaves to work on ships. Other spooky locations are the Benson Hotel where Benson’s ghost is seen in meeting rooms and Cathedral Park where a woman is heard screaming at night.
Of course, there are many additional haunted cities in the U.S., but this sampling should help you get started on envisioning and executing your eerie excursions.
Looking to work in one of these spooky cities? Here are a few current job openings from these ghostly locations:
- Savannah College of Art and Design is looking for a social media coordinator in Savannah.
- The Board of Child Care seeks a vice president of development and marketing in Baltimore.
- Mozilla is searching for a senior product marketing manager for Firefox in Portland, Oregon.
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