Popular Haunted Attractions That Are Sure to Scare
Popular Haunted Attractions That Are Great For Ghost HuntingA Huffington Post and YouGov poll showed that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts and spirits; and whether you’re a believer, or simply love a good scare, there are several haunted attractions in the country that can deliver as much terror as you can handle. Check out some of these attractions that specialize in ghost hunting tours! Salem Haunted Footsteps Tour – Salem, Massachusetts The Haunted Footsteps Tour is frequently voted one of the best haunted attractions in the world. This 90-minute night tour takes visitors to the Witch Trials Museum, the town’s oldest cemetery, and Turner-Ingersoll Mansion which is also known as the House of the Seven Gables, named after the novel Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote based on his experiences at his cousin’s mansion. The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in all of New England, and is said to be haunted by children and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s cousin. Spook Factor: Salem is home to the famous witch trials of the 1600s. Many visitors say you can feel the spirits of the so-called witches throughout the eerie town. Tara Tours’ Haunted Irish Pub & Ghost Tour – Savannah, Georgia Named the most haunted city in America by the American Institute of Parapsychology, it’s no surprise that Savannah is filled with spooky ghost hunting tours and terrifying tales to match. This tour is perfect for adults because it strolls through haunted restaurants which allow visitors to mix and mingle, or even grab a beverage; all while hearing first-hand ghost stories. Spook Factor: Savannah was the battleground for the Civil War and Revolutionary War. Locals say that Savannah truly lives up to its nickname of “The City of the Dead” thanks to the soldiers’ spirits which many believe walk among the living today. The Myrtles Plantation's Mystery Tours – St. Francisville, Louisiana Louisiana is known for many things: jazz, Creole cuisine and an unforgettable history filled with voodoo and witchcraft. One of the most popular places to test out your fear factor in the eerie past of Louisiana is the Myrtle's Plantation. Listed in the National History Register, the Myrtles Plantation is often cited as one of America’s most haunted attractions. The Myrtles Plantation Tour leads visitors through the 200 year old plantation, which is now a bed-and-breakfast. While visitors can enjoy a peaceful stay in the home, many come and try to spot the famous spirits which are said to wander around the house. Spook Factor: Legend has it, the plantation was built on top of an old burial ground, and is said to inhabit at least seven ghosts, one of which is the famous ghost of Chloe. According to old folklores, Chloe was the plantation’s maid, and employees and visitors claim to frequently see her ghost wandering the home. Can you brave these ghost hunting tours? If you think you have what it takes, plan a trip to visit some of these famous haunted attractions. And remember to use The Parking Spot for all of your travel needs to avoid having a ghastly traveling experience.