All around the world, there are places that are said to be haunted. Many of these places have a dark and creepy past and because of that, many people believe that there are spirits that still call this place home. Many people that believe in the paranormal and are interested in the spookier side of life love to visit these places in the hopes of seeing or experiencing something paranormal.
While there are haunted places all over the world, there are a ton of them located across America. On the east coast of the US, there are a ton of places to have a long, interesting history. Do spirits still call these places home? For people that believe in the paranormal, the answer is definitely yes.
To see 10 of the most haunted places on the east coast, keep reading!
10 The Hawthorne Hotel - Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts is a town that many people that are fans of the paranormal and spooky parts of history are definitely already familiar with. This town is known for the Salem Witch Trials. Considering the fact that so many people were accused of being witches and some even lost their lives as a punishment for this alleged crime, it's no surprise that this town has its fair share of ghosts.
The Hawthorne Hotel is a historic hotel in Salem that is home to some of the ghosts that still call Salem home. It was built in the early 20th century, a long time after the Witch Trials, but it's still said to be haunted. Visitors claim that they've seen and heard mysterious things in this hotel - especially in rooms 612 and 325.
9 Hotel Chelsea - New York City, New York
The Hotel Chelsea is located in New York City and has a long history in the world of pop culture. Many famous people have stayed in the Hotel Chelsea, including Dylan Thomas, Mitch Hedberg, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. Most notably, this hotel is known for being the place where Nancy Spungen, who had been living there with her boyfriend Sid Vicious, was found deceased in the bathroom.
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Today, the Hotel Chelsea is known for being one of the most haunted places in New York City. Do the ghosts in this hotel belong to the hotel's famous former residents like Allen Ginsberg and Nancy Spungen? Maybe. Either way, many visitors have reported seeing and hearing things that have no worldly explanation. Creepy!
8 The Pirates' House - Savannah, Georgia
The Pirates' House is one of the most historic locations in Savannah, Georgia. Considering this building has been around so long and was once a residential spot for sailors passing through Georgia, it's no surprise that there are allegedly ghosts that can't let this location go.
Although it's now a popular restaurant in Savannah, that doesn't mean that people don't still report seeing, feeling, and hearing mysterious things while enjoying a tasty meal. The Pirates' House, when it was first built, had quite a reputation for being a dangerous place that only sailors and criminals frequented. According to stories about the location, fights would break out and people would be attacked and forced to join boat crews through the tunnels that were under the building.
7 Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It's just about impossible to talk about haunted places on the east coast of the US without talking about Eastern State Penitentiary. It's located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is known for being one of the most haunted places in the US. It's so haunted that during the Halloween season, they host a haunted house known as Terror Behind the Walls within this building.
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Eastern State Penitentiary was among the first penitentiaries in the world and was in operation from 1829 until 1971. Today, it's a museum and a major tourist destination for anyone that wants to experience something spooky. Whether you visit for the haunted house during Halloween or you just go looking for ghosts during another season, you're bound to get scared.
6 Lizzie Borden Bed And Breakfast Museum - Fall River, Massachusetts
Lizzie Borden, lived in Massachusetts from 1860 to 1927. The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, known also as the Lizzie Borden House, is the home where she lived with her family in Fall River, Massachusetts.
In August of 1892, it was reported that Lizzie took the lives of both her mother and her father in their home until the two of them were attacked by someone wielding a hatchet. Many people believed Lizzie Borden did it, but she was acquitted. Today, this house is available for people to visit or stay in. Do the ghosts of the Borden family still call this place home? There's only one way to find out!
5 The Winery At Marjim Manor - Appleton, New York
The Marjim Manor was built in the 19th century and has been home to a lot of different things. From a farm to a summer home and now a winery, it's had quite a history. Because this Appleton location was built close to 200 years ago, it's no surprise that it has its fair share of alleged ghost sightings.
This venue has been featured on multiple ghost hunting and paranormal shows, so there's definitely something to the legend that this place may be haunted. Visitors that come for a wine tasting or book the winery's rooms out for private events have reported feeling something mysterious brush up against them or hearing an unexplained voice in the building.
4 Witch House - Salem, Massachusetts
If you're someone that loves history, you can't miss putting the Witch House in Salem, Massachusetts on your bucket list. Even though Salem is famous for the Salem Witch Trials, this town's direct ties to that period of time are somewhat scarce today.
But the Witch House in Salem is a building that has direct ties to the Salem Witch Trials, something that no other building still standing can claim. This house was home to Jonathan Corwin, the judge that was presiding over Salem during the time of the Witch Trials. Because this house saw such a dark period in history, it's no surprise that many visitors claim it's haunted.
3 Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Louisville, Kentucky
Waverly Hills Sanatorium was initially built as a school in the late 19th century, but was quickly turned into a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients in the 20th century. This location has become infamous among fans of the paranormal for being one of the eeriest and allegedly most haunted places in the US.
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They now host a haunted house in the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but visits that just want to explore the location are also welcome. If you're someone that's really into tracking down ghosts, you can also pay to stay overnight in the location to do a paranormal investigation of your own.
2 The Ladd School - Exeter, Rhode Island
The Ladd School is a large, abandoned building located in Exeter, Rhode Island. The Ladd School was opened in the early 20th century as a mental rehabilitation hospital. The location grew and grew with hundreds of patients by the 1950s when the original founder, Dr. Ladd, retired. Not long after, investigations were launched into the school to take a look at accusations that the doctor that took over was neglecting and abusing patients.
It was closed in 1993 after a number of issues occurred with the patients. Today, it's abandoned and a popular destination for urban explorers and fans of the paranormal. Considering the dark history of this building, it's no surprise that people have reported that it's haunted.
1 Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston, West Virginia
The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is located in the heart of West Virginia and is a massive and eye-catching building. Unfortunately, it has a dark history and today, many people believe that the location is haunted.
It was build in the mid-19th century and designed to comfortably and safely house 250 patients. Unfortunately, by the late 19th century, over 500 people had been admitted and the number of patients only grew from there, maxing out at over 2,000 before it was closed in the mid-20th century. Lobotomies and other cruel forms of treatment were common here during this time.