The paranormal is a fascinating subject. Even those who don’t believe in it have probably had experiences that they’ve found hard to rationalize. It’s this fear of the unknown and the inability to explain specific events that lends credence to the belief that ghosts are real, even if their existence can be conclusively proved yet.

It’s that same thing that drives people to seek the most haunted places and abandoned places in the US. If you’re interested in the afterlife and getting that chill to creep up your back then you need to check out the most haunted places in the US.

Of course, before we start don’t forget that ghosts are not exclusive to the US. If you’re ever in Australia you’ll have to check out the Sydney ghost tours to discover the macabre past of the Rocks.

Pittock Mansion, Oregon

This is a museum, dedicated to the memory of Henry & Georgiana Pittock who were industrial pioneers. There are reports of her perfume and moving pictures, making you question if the Pittocks ever left their home.

Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia

This lunatic asylum has already appeared in ghost hunters. It was open from the early 1800s to 1994, you don’t need a lot of imagination to envision what happened to the many patients, most of which appear to still be roaming the halls.

R.M.S. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

This ship ran for the last time on Halloween, in 1967. It has sat in the dock at Long Beach ever since and you can take a tour of the grand old lady. Just be careful regarding which children and the other visitors on the tour are actually alive, or have simply remained on the boat.

LaLurie Mansion, Louisiana

In 1834 a fire in this impressive mansion destroyed part of the building and left exposed the remains of seven slaves, chained and left to die.

Their moans can still be heard echoing through the building today.

Lizzie Borden B&B, Fall River, Massachusetts

Two murders took place here in 1892, the victims were the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden. It is believed both souls are still in the B&B, as well as Lizzie herself. She was acquitted of their murder, leaving the issue unresolved to this day.

The great thing about this place is that you can actually stay overnight if you’re brave enough.

Amityville Horror House, New York

This place probably needs no introduction. In 1974 Ronald DeFeo shot and killed his parents and siblings. The incidents that happened after their deaths meant that the new owners let after just 28 days, with their sanity barely intact.

Today you can’t get into it, but you can visit the façade.

Easter State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

This prison was well known for giving out severe punishments, it was also home to some of the most famous criminals in the world, including Scarface,(Al Capone).

You can tour at night or even undertake private paranormal investigations, if you’re brave enough.

This is just a few of the places you can visit, all you have to do is be prepared to be scared.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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