One of my favorite things to do around Halloween is go to the haunted houses~you know the fake ones… pay $10 and get scared out of your wits.
I love them.
But I also love reading about the REAL ones…and I’m going to try to visit some of these places someday. These were listed on MSN.COM today.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, Calif.
The Driskill – Austin, TX
Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, Calif.
Boston Common – Boston, Mass.
Biograph Theatre – Chicago, Ill.
The Spaghetti Warehouse – Houston, TX
Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
The Dakota – New York, N.Y.
Heathman Hotel- Portland, Ore.
Fitzgerald Theater - St. Paul, Minn.
Now, I’ve never actually heard of some of these. The Driskill? Nope, haven’t heard of it. Boston Common~heard of that one. And the Grand Ole Opry, although I didn’t know it was supposedly haunted.
Here’s some places around where I live that are reputed to be haunted… and some of these… I’ve been too. Never have seen a ghost, but I have felt some very ODD things at a few of these places.
Waverly Hills TB Sanitorium~ Louisville, Ky. The guy who bought this property recently has spent a lot of time fixing it up… AND he runs a haunted house type of thing around Halloween. Now THAT is cool… a haunted house IN a haunted place. I’ve been here, and this is definitely one of the SPOOKY places, where you aren’t quite sure you really want to be there or not. The picture above is one I found on his website…and the place feels every bit as spooky as the picture looks.
Culbertson Mansion ~ New Albany Indiana. Another old place, reputed to be haunted, and they have a haunted halloween thing in the carriage house. Another cool one, although this place is no where near as spooky as Waverly.
Seelbach Hotel ~ Louisville Ky I haven’t ever stayed here, although a few friends have. One said she couldn’t sleep all night. There are reports of TVs coming on in the middle of the night, the sound of footsteps on hardwood floors~yet the hotel has carpet down. Just over all spooky feelings. The website actually mentions one of the ghosts that are supposedly seen there.
White Hall Mansion ~ Richmond Ky. I haven’t been here… but it sounds cool. The information on the Shadowlands site over more than the official site. People have supposedly seen a woman and a young boy, as well as a baby laughing.
Ten Penny Bridge- Charlestown In. This one is new to me…I haven’t heard this and now I’m curious… might have to talk the DH into a field trip.
There’s bunches more. Of course, I don’t have the time or patience to list them all. I have done some serious mental note taking… i’m gonna go there…and there…and there…
Here’s my main destination though
Salem… I love history. And this is one of the most bizarre things in American history. Not to mention all the cool old places in this town.