Halloween is almost here, and everyone has their own way of getting in the spirit. Adorning costumes and going house-to-house may be for children, but visiting a haunted house or hotel is perfect for older Halloween enthusiasts. Whether you are a true believer of ghosts or an adamant skeptic, visiting any of these locations are sure to give you the spooks. See below for 5 haunted buildings you can visit in the U.S. but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
#1 Hotel Monte Vista – Flagstaff, Arizona
Since its opening in 1927, as the Community Hotel, Monte Vista has seen numerous paranormal guests come through. Guests of room 220 have reported the TV changing channels on its own, while others have claimed to feel hands touching them in their sleep. A bellboy ghost also likes to knock on doors and announce ‘room service,’ but when guests open the door, no one is there. There’s even the ghost of a baby crying from the basement that is truly chilling.
#2 Winchester Mystery House – San Jose, California
This Victorian mansion is haunted by the ghosts of everyone killed by a Winchester rifle. To make room for all of the dead, the house’s owner, Sarah Winchester, the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune (and the founder’s widow), continued to add rooms to host the ghosts. The house now has 10,000 windows, 2,000 doors, 47 fireplaces, 40 staircases, 13 bathrooms, and nine kitchens.
#3 Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast – Fall River, Massachusetts
In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were killed and their daughter, Lizzie, stood trial for the crimes but was ultimately acquitted. She is now said to haunt the home where her father and stepmother were infamously murdered. Her ghost is said to stop at the top of the stairs and let out a laugh. Today, the house is a museum and bed and breakfast. How creepy!
#4 Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California
If you check into room 3502, you might share a room with Kate Morgan, a young woman who died mysteriously at the hotel in 1892 while waiting to reunite with her estranged husband. Since her tragic end, witnesses have experienced odd noises, spirited breezes, strange faces, and the ghostly figure of a young lady in a black lace dress. Certifiably spooky!
#5 Jerome Grand Hotel – Jerome, Arizona
Looking for a haunted place to spend the weekend? Try the Jerome Grand Hotel. Before the structure was turned into a hotel, it used to be part hospital, part insane asylum. There have been visitors have reported phantom nurses and distressed cries.