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Below are my picks for the top 13 haunted places in America. Many are houses but there are also several hospitals and prisons, a lighthouse, a town and a battlefield. If you missed numbers 25 through 14 check out http://gmonster320.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-25-most-haunted-places-in-america.html Please let me know in the comments if you've visited any of these places and if you experienced paranormal activity.



13. Lizzie Borden House- Fall River, MA- Thanks to the children's rhyme, we all know Lizzie Borden. "Lizzie Borden took and ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41". The tragedy has spawned debate for more than a century. There are numerous books, movies, a Lizzie Borden Society and a soon to arrive television series about the event. Luckily for us, the Borden House is now a bed and breakfast so you can check out any paranormal activity for yourself. https://lizzie-borden.com/



12.Linda Vista Hospital- Los Angeles, CA- The hospital served thousands of patients until it's decline and eventual closure in 1991. Numerous movies have been filmed there including "Outbreak", "End Of Days" and "Zombie Strippers". Paranormal investigators have reported several different spirits walking the halls. The site is now a senior housing facility. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Vista_Community_Hospital 



11. Winchester Murder House- San Jose, CA. As the story goes, the heiress of the Winchester rifle fortune (Sarah Winchester) lost her child and husband. A psychic suggested the family was cursed by all the spirits who died from Winchester firearms. If she continued to build on her home she would not be the next victim. So construction continued day and night for 38 years until Sarah's death in 1922. The final result was 160 rooms, 2000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms and 6 kitchens all on 6 acres. The Winchester house is open for tours as well as other private events. http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/ and http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/sarahwinchester.cfm


10. Waverly Hills Sanatorium- Louisville, KY.  The facility was originally a tuberculosis hospital and was closed in 1962. It has been featured on "Scariest Places On Earth" and "Ghosthunters". Tours are available at http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com/ and http://www.ghostlyactivities.com/waverly-hills-sanatorium-americas-haunted-hospital/



9. St Augustine Lighthouse- St Augustine FL- We usually dont think about lighthouses being haunted but apparently this one is. Numerous reports exist including the sighting of two little girls who drowned during the building of the lighthouse. Tours are available at http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/events/darkofmoon.html


8. Amityville House- Amityville, NY. Many are familiar with the book and movie but did you know a series of real life grisly murders occurred here? In 1974 six members of the Defeo family were killed (father, mother and four children). The person convicted of the crimes was the oldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr. He is still serving time in prison for the murders. Later a family moved into the house and supposedly experienced strange paranormal activity causing them to flee. They wrote the book "Amityville Horror" on which various movies were based. The house is a private residence so no inside tours. Check out additional info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amityville_Horror



7 Myrtles Plantation- St Francisville, LA. Myrtles was built in 1796 and operated as a working plantation for many years. It is marketed as "America's Most Haunted House". The site is currently a bed and breakfast so make your reservations. Tours are available: http://myrtlesplantation.com/index.php See additional history here: http://www.prairieghosts.com/myrtles.html


6. Lalaurie Mansion- New Orleans, LA- If you think Madame LaLaurie was scary on "American Horror Story: Coven" the real one was much worse than you imagined. After her evil deeds were discovered and her husband and son faced trial, she escaped (never to be seen again). Many suspect she fled to Paris. The house has served many functions over the years and is now a private residence. On an interesting aside, Nicholas Cage once owned the mansion. Tours are available: http://hauntedneworleans.travelnola.com/articles/lalaurie.php See additional info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphine_LaLaurie



5. West Virginia State Penitentiary- Moundsville, WV- The prison opened in 1863 and was closed in 1995. During it's 100+ year history it was considered one of the most violent prisons in the country. Some 998 men died in the facility including a number who were hung or electrocuted after death penalty convictions. Paranormal tours and once a month ghost sleepovers are available: http://www.wvpentours.com/ and http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10871 While you're there also check out the Indian burial mounds across the road. 



4. Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum- Weston, WV. Also known as the Weston State Hospital. The only thing scarier than a haunted prison is a haunted mental hospital. The facility was open from 1864 to 1994. There are many reports of paranormal activity and it has been featured on many television shows including "Ghost Hunters". Tours and ghost are available: http://trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com/ and http://www.wvghosts.com/archives/1432 



3 Villisca Ax Murder House- Villisca, IA- Eight people (6 children and two adults were killed in the house in 1912). The murderer was never found. It is suspected that he entered the house somewhere between 10 PM and the next morning. To make matters worse (if that's possible) he killed all the victims with an axe while they slept. Possible suspects include http://www.villiscaiowa.com/the-suspects.php Tours and overnight stays are available at http://www.villiscaiowa.com/



2. The town of Salem- Salem, MA- Is there anyone who doesnt know the story of the Salem Witch Trials? Now we also have the TV series "Salem" (which uses the story as inspiration, it is the forefront again. If you havent visited Salem, it's definitely worth a trip. Make sure you visit the Salem Witch Museum to learn the real life tragedy of the 20 people who lost their lives beginning in 1692 (and the countless other people who were accused but not killed): http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/ Other Salem haunted spots include http://paranormal.allwomenstalk.com/hauntings-in-salem-ma



1. Gettysburg Battlefield- Gettysburg, PA- No place in America has seen the number of deaths that Gettysburg has. Some 51,000 men died or were wounded on July 1-3, 1863. It was the decisive battle of the Civil War leading the Union to victory and the Confederates to death. No wonder the whole area is considered a hotbed of paranormal activity. See a list of haunted sites and tours here: http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/06/gettysburg_150_12.html and  http://www.destinationgettysburg.com/visitor/todo_haunted.asp And if you're not into ghosts there's plenty of history to be seen. 

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