The supernatural is no joke in the U.S. In fact, it's no joke anywhere but in America, particularly, there's a fascination with all things dark and morbid. Whether it's the art of binge-watching episode after episode of true crime documentaries, or watching based-on-true-story horror movies like it's our job. There's something to be said about the fact that despite how fearful we may become, there's part of us that finds a small thrill in the act of being spooked.

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While the creeps might seem harmless, witnessing them - or what caused them - in person is a whole other experience. Across the U.S., there are places where you can experience the objects and stories behind some of the greatest paranormal phenomena in the world. It's not all pretty and it's definitely weird and unusual but hey, to each their own, right?

Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum

Avid supernatural fans will recognize the name Zak Bagans from the Travel Channel thanks to the show he had on there for a time. This museum, and one item, in particular, within it, has been the inspiration of many a TV show and movie. The museum is home to the Dybbuk Box, which has been accused of causing many people's misfortunes, including none other than Post Malone.

After visiting the museum, Post Malone ended up in a severe car accident, experienced a home robbery, and was on a plane that required an emergency landing. Other people have claimed that the item was responsible for causing serious bodily harm, which is exactly what's intended according to Jewish mythology. If you do visit the museum, we'd highly recommend not getting to close to anything. And, if you do, well... you've already been warned.

The Warrens' Occult Museum

Fans of The Conjuring are probably entirely familiar with the fact that the movie series was based on the true events of the Warrens, the paranormal investigators who did actually hunt demons. While the movies may have taken some Hollywood-sized liberties, the real-life museum does not. Included within its walls is the doll that inspired Annabelle (which is actually a Raggedy Anne doll), along with a mirror that was claimed to have been used for occult rituals in the woods of Connecticut.

There's plenty more to see in this museum, though, which is located in Monroe, Connecticut. Many of the items within the museum have unique stories to tell and while it's a paranormal museum, it's also just fascinating to walk past all the things that have come into the Warrens' possession throughout the years.

The National Museum of the Paranormal

West Virginia is home to many things and the National Museum of the Paranormal is one of them. Located in Moundsville, this is one stop that's a definite must for those who are fascinated by all things unexplained. This museum also goes by the name of the 'Archive of the Afterlife' due to all the unique things it has one display. Guests won't just find paranormal items here, they'll also find historical, and slightly morbid, displays from wars past and even places such as the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Those interested in gruesome practices such as embalming and mortuary tools will also find exhibits dedicated to that kind of work, making it somewhat of a kitchen sink of paranormal objects. Along with tools used in early postmortem, are items that have been donated by paranormal investigators. One of these, according to The Journiest, is a doll named Annie who is said to haunt anyone who comes in and has her likeness, and that's not the only creepy artifact. There's plenty to see at this museum for only three bucks a person if you're bold enough to walk through the door.

The Mütter Museum

The Mütter Museum has had a long-standing reputation for all things morbid and chilling regarding the human body. It's somewhat of a bonus paranormal destination because while it's not necessarily supernatural, it will probably appeal to the same crowd. Located in Philadelphia, this museum is home to all manner of medical tools, processes, and displays. If seeing a preserved body part is something that you aspire to do then you'll be able to do just that at the Mütter Museum.

Be warned, however, that not everything in there is PG - there are some exhibits that are fairly graphic in their preserved nature, and it's definitely not for the faint of heart. The cool thing about the museum is that its goal is to educate the general public on things that only medical students usually have access to, which makes for a pretty fascinating visit.

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