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IN Travel & Adventure ON 14 Mar, 2016
Some people want to visit beautiful natural landscapes whenever they have free time. However, there are those who want to be part of a tour based on haunted places.
If you like going to spooky tours, check out these 10 haunted areas in the United States.
This building was in operation for 100 years in West Virginia. It was where almost a thousand violent criminals stayed in cramped conditions. Often, there would be riots. Some prisoners either died through hanging, the electric chair, or by being killed by other criminals. When Moundsville Penitentiary was closed in 1995, it was believed that tortured ghosts still stay in their prisons. These spirits can supposedly be heard or seen whenever people tour the place.
A family of six and two young female guests were horrendously murdered here on June 10, 1912. Up to this day, no one has identified who the murderer was. However, residents apparently see a man carrying an axe, along with mourning children and other supernatural events.
This previous battlefield was constructed in 1771. Fourteen of its buildings have been restored, but some say many ghosts are roaming in the area. Philadelphia police once went to Fort Mifflin because of a supposedly screaming and crying woman, but no one found her. In addition, there is also a faceless male who likes to walk around Fort Mifflin.
This is probably the most haunted place in Philadelphia. It was a large prison that had rules inspired by Quaker beliefs. This meant that prisoners were often isolated and punished. The only light the criminals ever saw was the one in their respective skylights to apparently bring them closer to God. Now, it is believed that many tortured ghosts, including one named Slick Willie, roams in this area.
Located at Dauphine Street in New Orleans, this house had iron balconies and was of a rich Sultan in the 1800s. This man had many wives and held multiple women and children who were forcibly told to stay. Mysteriously, the Sultan and all of his women and children were gruesomely murdered by an unidentified individual. It is believed that the Sultan's ghost haunts the house and creates weird noises, aside from playing music and groping female visitors.
Built in 1896, this Gothic building was supposed to help young state offenders. However, the institution gave way to torture, hopelessness, and death. Because of cramped conditions and violent outbursts, the building was closed in 1900. It is believed that angry ghosts assault both visitors and staff. Whispers can be heard, and apparitions are not uncommon.
Back then, science still had yet to prove that mental illnesses were medical conditions that required treatment. So before the 19th century, asylums were made to keep people with unorthodox behavior away from society. It was originally a decent place, but because of the lack of funds and overcrowding, many patients began to experience pain. The asylum was closed in 1994, but many spirits of the past patients continue to haunt the place. Some simply had depression, while others were murderers and rapists. There is even a ghost child named Lily who apparently waits for people to play with her.
A museum might not seem to be a haunting place at first, but this place was once a facility for the poor, the orphans, and the mentally ill. There were even some criminals. The basement had cages for people who were deemed bad. You can supposedly hear voices, creepy moans, and the wails of children. In the basement, you could feel a dark, strange force.
Back in the 19th century, many people went to Alaska for the gold rush. However, going back was hard because it was tiring. Some women decided to stay in Skagway, Alaska and offered themselves in the form of prostitution. There were a lot of customers, so brothels became common sights. One of those brothels is Red Onion Saloon, which was used for two years. It is now a museum, but a spirit of a former madam named Diamond Lil apparently watches visitors. A male spirit bullies both staff and visitors while a ghostly woman in a dark dress keeps going up and down on the staircase.
It was once the haven for people who suffered from tuberculosis. Doctors wanted to help the patients, but some of the experiments severely hurt or even killed some of the patients. Some patients became mad, and now ghosts supposedly roam the area to follow the visitors. You might hear strange footsteps and voices as you walk on the body chute, also known as the "death tunnel" for many patients. Thousands of people suffered here, and the place has a supernatural creature known as The Creeper who stalks people walking around the haunting corridors.