7 Haunted Locations That Will Give You Nightmares

Whether you’re a fan of the paranormal or you’re simply looking for something to do on a Friday night, why not explore the supernatural? There are several haunted locations around the world that are guaranteed to spook you, regardless of how brave you think you are. Here are seven of the world’s most haunted locations.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

This former hospital, which opened in 1910, served people afflicted with tuberculosis. At the time, there was no cure, which left many people to perish. Today, several spirits are said to walk the halls of Waverly Hills, and you can schedule a tour to check them out.

The Whaley House

This quaint little house is haunted by its former inhabitants, the Whaley family, who loved their home to pieces. The Whaleys also thought their home was haunted by James Robinson, who was hanged on the property. Violet Whaley, the daughter of Anna and Thomas Whaley, committed suicide on the property. She is thought to haunt the grounds in agony.

Winchester Mystery House

Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune, built this sprawling mansion in an effort to appease the ghosts of those who died by the gun. She was told that as long as she kept building the house, the ghosts of the dead would leave her in peace. Now, she is believed to haunt the house, which has 160 rooms and staircases that lead to nowhere.

Eastern State Penitentiary

This Philadelphia-based prison is most famous for housing Al Capone, and it originally opened its doors to hundreds of prisoners in 1829. Today, the building is no longer an operational prison, but it’s open for tours – and anyone who wants to come into contact with the jailbirds who lingered after death.

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is perhaps best known for inspiring Stephen King to write The Shining. F.O. and Flora Stanley, the original occupants of the building, are said to still roam the hotel’s halls. It’s hard not to get creeped out on this sprawling estate, nestled within the Colorado Mountains.

Lizzie Borden House

This little unassuming house in Fall River, Mass., is the site of a gruesome 19th century crime. Though eventually acquitted, Lizzie Borden was accused of murdering her mother and stepfather with an axe. Today, you can tour the location, which is renowned for its paranormal activity.


Also known as “The Rock,” this inescapable prison housed prisoners including Robert “The Birdman” Stroud. Today, the former prisoners who spent their lives at Alcatraz supposedly haunt the building. Sounds of whistling and screaming can be heard throughout the facility, and ghostly apparitions have been spotted as well.

These days, it’s tough to stumble upon a location that doesn’t have a bit of haunted history. Going on a ghost tour is a sure-fire ways to get in touch with the unknown on a cold, dark night.


Have you ever been on a ghost tour? Do you believe that there’s more to what goes bump in the night?

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Krystle Vermes
Krystle Vermes
Krystle Vermes is a professional writer, blogger and podcaster with a background in both online and print journalism. Her passions include everything tech, sports, and the paranormal. When she isn’t freelance reporting, she’s breaking news on her blog, GetSpooked.net, and podcasting. Krystle is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism.