Top Haunted Locations in America

Top Haunted Locations Across America

When we originally wrote this post, we wanted to focus on real haunted houses across America.  However, we quickly realized that many of these homes are off limits to our friends who research and document the paranormal.  As a result, we have tried to narrow down our top haunted locations to locations that are accessible to anyone who would like to investigate and gather evidence of the paranormal.  Some locations are real homes and private property of individuals. Always obtain permission to investigate before doing so on private property.

This post is about haunted houses and or haunted locations. Specifically, real haunted houses across America. But, what are haunted houses you may ask?  “I thought haunted houses were amusement parks trying to scare me for a fee, or, the local neighbor who spent weeks transforming his/her home into a place to make kids scream one night of the year.”

Those scary places certainly do exist, however, they are make-believe. They are made to scare you.  The real haunted locations that this post will suggest are places that have a distinct history of hauntings by spirits or ghosts or even evil entities. In addition, these real haunted houses have had tremendous documentation over the years from previous owners, police officers, priests, and other credible sources.

The United States has a history going back hundreds of years.  Compared to other locations, this is a short time period.  However, what many people do not take into consideration is the history of America prior to the first settlers in the New World. Namely, America has a history that dates back to the earliest histories such as China and India. Native Americans called America home for thousands of years prior to any early settler or conquistador from Spain.

This list of real haunted houses is alphabetized by States in the USA.  Only the top haunted locations in each state made this list.  Yes, there may be other haunted locations with distinctive hauntings in their respective state, but, only the top haunted locations as agreed upon by our paranormal researchers made this list.

If there is a more deserving haunted location you believe deserves more attention; please comment below and tell us the name of the location and why you believe it should be on our list of Top Haunted Locations in America.

 

 

State by State Listings of Haunted Houses/Locations:

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

  • Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Sloss Furnaces is in our opinion, the most haunted location in Alabama. Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark. For nearly 1oo years, Sloss Furnaces produced iron as a pig-iron blast furnace. The furnaces get their name from Colonel James Withers Sloss.  Because of the demand for steel for the local railroads, Colonel James Withers Sloss, with the help of engineer Harry Hargreaves, created an award winning steel company starting in 1880.

Today, you can tour the Sloss Furnaces and enter back in time through the on-site museum.  The Sloss Furnaces was not all fun and games, however.  The mega-steel site has claimed many lives over the years. Men have literally been boiled alive attributed to steam explosions. In addition, men have fallen into the blast furnaces or fallen to their deaths from tunnel systems down below. With tragic deaths, you will also find numerous spirits haunting the location. There has been an abundant supply of reports of paranormal activity from tourists, groundskeepers, locals, police officers, and many others who have spent time on the property.

Haunted Sloss Furnaces

Another well-documented report took place on September 9, 1887.  It is reported that a man named Richard Jowers was working on a heavy bell.  Down below, a cauldron of molten iron.  Both Richard and the bell fell into the furnace and perished instantly.  All the other workers watched helplessly as Mr. Jowers incinerated almost instantly in the molten iron.

Visitors have reported hearing screams and cries in the location of the aforementioned tragic event. In addition, Ghost Hunters went to Sloss Furnaces to film an episode for their hit paranormal show.


We understand this may not be in the traditional sense a “haunted house”, however, many people lived on this site while working at the iron plant making this indeed, one of the “real haunted houses across America”!



  • Alaska

Augustus Seaburg House

Finding a haunted house in Alaska is not difficult.  Alaska is home to some of the most haunted spots on Earth.  We’ve identified the August Seaburg House as Alaska’s Most Haunted House.  August Seaburg built his home in 1920’s. August loved his home so much, he never left. It is believed that August and his daughter still haunt the property located on 409 Eagle St Anchorage, AK United States The home is a private residence of 1,446 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.

August Seaburg came to the United States from Sweden in 1909 at the age of 28. August ended up in Anchorage working for the Alaska Railroad. August was married to Christina Nelson Seaburg. Together, the couple had 4 daughters. Helen, Hazel, Eleanor, and Beryl. Eleanor was the first daughter to pass away in 1936 at the young age of 17.

real haunted house alaska

It is Eleanor who is said to still haunt the property along with father, August.  Eleanor is said to roam the halls in a white gown.

This is a private residence. If you do not encounter the spirits at this residence, you will encounter the property owner.  No Trespassing!

 


 


  • Arizona

Oliver House


The Oliver House is one of the most haunted houses in America.  Open as a bed and breakfast retreat, this Bisbee Haunted Lodging in Arizona is open for anyone who wants to experience a blast from the past. The Oliver House has a violent past.  Murders, deaths, and affairs took place right inside the old Bisbee Oliver House.

The Oliver House is one of the most haunted houses in America.  Open as a bed and breakfast retreat, this Bisbee Haunted Lodging in Arizona is open for anyone who wants to experience a blast from the past. The Oliver House has a violent past.  Murders, deaths, and affairs took place right inside the old Bisbee Oliver House.

Dating back to about 1908, the Oliver House was created from brick to avoid fires.  The building was originally a business office for the Calumet and Arizona Mining Company. Many fires rolled through Bisbee, but, because of the solid brick building construction, the Oliver House avoided being a casualty.

Today, the Oliver House is open as a Bed and Breakfast.  The idea of transforming this historical landmark into it’s present form dates back to 1986 by owner Dennis Schranz. Mr. Schranz did not believe in paranormal activities until he stayed a night at the Oliver House.

Paranormal investigators come from around the World to investigate the paranormal activities taking place in Bisbee, Arizona.

There are at least 26 deaths that have been recorded on the Oliver House grounds. Most of the tragic deaths were in fact, murders.  We have found from many years of paranormal research that the best paranormal activity takes place where people died tragically.

Don’t take our word for the various paranormal activities that take place at the Oliver House.  We recommend that you stay in room 13. Why?  Well, room 13 is where an affair took place and where an angered man found his wife in bed with a man named Nat Anderson. Nat only was having an affair, but, he was having an affair with the wife of a man he owned money to.  The murder, however, remains unsolved.

Adultery and murder appear to be a common theme at the haunted Oliver House. The wife of a police officer was having an affair at the Oliver House in the early 1930’s.  The police officer showed up, killed the wife, the man she was with, and anyone else he saw.  Finally, he committed suicide shooting himself.

We would love to hear your experiences at the Oliver House.  Please leave a message below with your experiences at this Western Haunted House.



  • Arkansas

Tilly Willy Bridge

The Tilly Willy Bridge was located in South Fayetteville. The location is known for a tragic car accident where an entire family, including the father, mother, and children, allegedly lost their lives as their car went off the road into the rushing water.  The body of water their vehicle went into is known as the White River. Ironically, a woman in a white dress is said to be seen dancing in a field across from the bridge.


Originally, the Tilly Willy Bridge was meant to be a dam.  It was built back in the roaring 1920’s to provide a water supply for local residents. However, Beaver Lake provided more than enough water for the local residents and the Tilly Willy Dam was no longer needed. The dam was wide enough to allow for a car to pass over it.  People began to use the dam as a bridge. The old bridge is no longer in existence.  It was torn down.  This is a great location for paranormal investigators to search for evidence knowing that a family might have died in this area.
If you have had any paranormal experiences at the Tilly Willy Bridge, please share and comment below.

Haunted Tilly Willy Bridge
This is a picture of the bridge taken in 2009.  The bridge/dam has been torn down and a new one built.  The location may still hold residual energy from the tragic accident.


  • California

RMS Queen Mary

California has a plethora of haunted locations. We chose the RMS Queen Mary as the top haunted location in California because of our personal experiences investigating this ship for paranormal activity.  In addition, this is a location that anyone can go to investigate paranormal occurrences.  The ship even conducts numerous paid tours that anyone can participate in and learn of the vast history the ship has endured.  In fact, during our investigation in one of the old boilers, one of our investigators fell very ill suddenly. Once she left the ship and back to our parked vehicle; she started to feel much better. Was an evil entity trying to make her feel this way? From some of the EVP’s we gathered, something evil was speaking and told us a few choice words such as “F*** You”.

The Queen Mary was constructed in 1930. The luxury cruise ship was made to compete with other luxury cruise ships such as the Titanic.  Construction was completed around 1934 and the Queen Mary made her first voyage in 1936.

The Queen Mary became a floating hospital during World War 2.  Over 800,000 troops traveled more than 600,00 miles and even participated in the D-Day invasion.  Countless individuals have lost their lives on the Queen Mary over the decades.

Today, the Queen Mary serves as a hotel; but, is at jeopardy of sinking as the old gal needs expensive repairs to keep her afloat.

Check out Zach with Ghost Adventures Full Video on the Queen Mary:

It is our opinion that the Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places in the World.



  • Colorado

Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Colorado is our pick for most haunted location in Colorado. Just mention room 217 to any employee of the hotel and they instantly know you are referring to a female employee who lost her life in 1911 entering room 217 in an accident that almost destroyed the entire hotel. Elizabeth Wilson entered room 217 to light the gas lamps.  The electricity had gone out because of a large storm in the area.  As Ms. Wilson entered the room, she did not know gas was leaking.  Today, we can smell natural gas because gas companies deliberately add an odor to the gas. Ms. Wilson opened the door and “boom”.

Ms. Elizabeth’s spirit is said to haunt the room.  Numerous people have said to be touched while sleeping. In particular, unmarried couples complain that someone or something tries to separate them in their bed. Guests have also said their clothing is folded and put away for them.

You can watch the full episode of Ghost Adventurers investigating the Stanely Hotel here:


State by State Listings of Haunted Houses/Locations:

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

 

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This post is about haunted houses, specifically, real haunted houses across America. But, what are haunted houses you may ask? "I thought haunted houses were amusement parks trying to scare me for a fee, or, the local neighbor who spent weeks transforming his/her home into a place to make kids scream one night of the year."

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I really like your point about how America has an ancient history, because I have never considered that when thinking about haunted houses. I mean, the spirits of ancient people could very well be haunting us just as much as those who have come within the last few hundred years. However, are there any ghost stories out there regarding those Native Americans?

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