Top 11 Seriously Creepy Places in America

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Are you searching for unique and historically paranormal destinations to explore in the U.S? Look no further, as we’ve got you covered. From the desolate Everglades to the battlefields of Gettysburg, here are some top-voted and fascinating places in America.

1. Goldfield, Nevada

Once a thriving gold mining town, Goldfield, Nevada, is now a ghost town known for its abandoned buildings. It includes a decaying hotel and an old high school, which are said to be haunted by ghosts of the town’s past residents.

2. Gettysburg Battlefield

The site of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War, the Gettysburg battlefield is now a National Military Park that draws in thousands of visitors annually. Many visitors have reported ghostly encounters and unexplained phenomena, particularly near the Devil’s Den area and the notorious “Triangular Field.” Gettysburg is one of the most famous small towns in America.

3. Zachary, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation in Zachary, Louisiana, is believed to be one of the most haunted houses in America. It has numerous reports of ghosts and unexplained occurrences, including the famous story of Chloe.

Chloe, a formerly enslaved person, is said to haunt the plantation after being executed for poisoning her master’s family.

4. The Everglades

The Everglades is a vast and dense swamp in Florida spanning over 1.5 million acres. It is home to wildlife, including alligators and panthers. However, some areas are so remote and desolate that they are challenging to navigate and are considered dangerous.

One person online noted, “The rest stop in the middle is freaky as hell, too, especially at night.”

5. Appalachia

Appalachia is a cultural region in the Eastern U.S. stretching from the southern tier of New York to northern Alabama and Georgia. Its remote and rugged terrain, dark forests, and isolated mountain communities can be creepy due to legends of ghosts, witches, and other supernatural phenomena.

6. Northern Montana

Abandoned and empty, with the remnants of a mysterious past, the ghost towns in Northern Montana are popular places to explore for those seeking a spooky adventure.

7. Whittier, Alaska

Whittier is known as a one-stoplight town with fewer than 300 people. It is surrounded by imposing mountains and shrouded in permanent fog, which adds to its eeriness.

8. The Ozarks

With dense forests and the sounds of wildlife, the Ozarks can be incredibly spooky, particularly at night when the darkness adds to the mystery and fear. The Ozarks are steeped in cryptic folklore (and incredible things to do outdoors)!

9. Louisiana Bayou

With its murky waters, twisting vines, and alligators lurking in the depths, the Louisiana Bayou is where many believe the supernatural resides, making it a top contender for creepy places in America.

10. New Orleans

Known for its dark and mysterious history, New Orleans has many haunted locations and paranormal hotspots, such as the LaLaurie Mansion and St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

While visiting, tour the historic cemeteries, visit a Voodoo shop, and go on a ghost tour!

11. Carson City, Nevada

The capital of Nevada, Carson City, has a dark past that includes a notorious prison, the Nevada State Prison, which is said to be haunted by the ghosts of executed prisoners. Additionally, the city boasts several other locations rumored to be haunted, such as the Bliss Mansion and the Ormsby House Hotel.

Have you been to any of these haunted or spooky places?

A Reddit thread inspired this post.

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