Are You Brave Enough to Visit These 8 Haunted Locations Across America?

The month of October, especially as we get closer to Halloween, is all about feeling absolutely terrified.

Whether you visit a spooky attraction or have a horror movie marathon, this is the one month out of the whole year where every scaredy-cat must learn to face their fears.

But those who are far more thrill-seeking and brave won't settle for a measly night of terror at an amusement park. They'll be the ones bold enough to visit these eight most haunted places across the U.S. where grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize. Are you up for the fright of your life?

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado

One visit was enough to inspire Stephen King to write his best-selling horror novel The Shining. The ghosts of Mr. Stanley and his wife Flora are said to roam the halls, keeping a watchful eye on all the guests.

 

The Whaley House in San Diego, California

The Whaley House is known for being the most haunted site in America. After building their home on a site where many unfortunate souls came to perish, the Whaley family experienced plenty of paranormal activity during their residence in the mid-1800s. And after their deaths, they still haunt the grounds to this day.

 

Saint Augustine Lighthouse in St. Augustine, Florida

Mary and Eliza Pity were just 15 and 13 years old when they tragically passed away due to an unfortunate accident at the lighthouse. To this day, visitors still hear what they believe to be laughter and whispers from the girls.

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'Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii

Queen Lili'uokalani was not about to leave her palace for the afterlife, so she stayed behind after her death to make sure it was properly taken care of. Many of the guards have noted seeing her roam the grounds in the wee hours of the morning.

 

Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Frank and Mary Henderson, the original owners of the castle, along with a few other spirits including that of a young girl and a dog, have been known to cause a bit of a ruckus to those who visit today.

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The Goldfield Hotel in in Goldfield, Nevada

After gold was discovered, Goldfield became the most prosperous city in Nevada. The Goldfield Hotel was then built to accommodate the overflowing population. Those residents who checked in during the early-1900s have yet to check out. In 2004, the TV show Ghost Adventures captured what appeared to be a levitating brick in the basement of the boarding house. 

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The University of Montana in Missoula, Montana

A number of ghosts have been spotted running around the campus. The creepiest sighting? A group of ghost students who regularly attend a lecture.

 

Bullock Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota

You'd pretty much assume the Bullock Hotel is haunted, considering it's located in a place named Deadwood. Legend has it that Seth Bullock, the former sheriff and owner of the hardware store which is now the site for the hotel, has stayed behind to make sure the staff does everything according to his liking and no unruly visitors get out of hand. 

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