10 Haunted Places You Should Investigate This Summer … If You Dare

    Care for some terror this summer?

    1. Bobby Mackey's Music World, Wilder, KY

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    Some people come here for the music and others come for the ghosts and reports of sinister otherworldly activity. Either way, you're sure to have the time of your life.

    Related: 7 Creepy Haunted House Books That Will Make You Question Every Creak 

    2. Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, KY

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    Also in Kentucky is this hospital that was closed for good in the 1980s. Waverly Hills was opened in 1910 to treat tuberculosis patients. The facility employed medical procedures that ranged from charmingly old fashioned to outright dangerous. Numerous patients died within its walls. 

    3. Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, FL

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    For the dark-hearted romantics out there ... this haunted seaside fort in Florida is said to hold the spirit of a murdered woman who cheated on her husband.

    4. The RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

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    Hit the high seas for hauntings on this 1930s ship. Stay on the B deck if you're brave!

    Related: Ghost Ship: The Haunting of the RMS Queen Mary 

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    5. Magnolia Plantation, Natchitoches, LA

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    The slave quarters at Magnolia Plantation
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    The region's painful past still lingers at this Louisiana plantation where restless spirits and ancient curses may still be at work. 

    6. Kreischer Mansion, Staten Island, NY

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    This sprawling Victorian home on Staten Island has been the site of a suicide and mob-related murder. Oh, it's also for sale

    Related: 5 Haunted Horror Houses That Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine 

    7. The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

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    Made famous by Stephen King's book The Shining, this hotel tops the list of places most horror fans want to visit. Check in to room 217 for an authentic experience.

    Related: 10 Horrifying Books Like The Shining 

    8. The Anderson Hotel, Lawrenceburg, KY

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    This is a tease because you can no longer investigate this hotel. While the Anderson was indeed open for investigations at one point, some intense encounters with paranormal activity led to its closure this year. You can always check out the Yelp reviews for the place if you're dying to know more.

    9. Villisca Axe Murder House, Villisca, IA

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    In 1912, an entire family and their guests were murdered their Villisca, Iowa home. Today you can rent out the murder house for an overnight stay. The name pretty much says it all ... scary!

    10. Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA

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    Whether or not Lizzie Borden killed her stepmother and father is still hotly debated. What isn't up for debate is that this place, where Lizzie's father and stepmother were killed, is haunted and open for overnight stays.

    Related: Lizzie Borden’s Secret Motive for Murder? 

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    This Story Was First Published on The Hauntist. 


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