10 spookiest places in America

TD Editor

Travel experts at Next Vacay reveal the searches for “scariest places to visit” has boomed by a whopping 336%! It’s no surprise that so many travellers are keen to keep the spooky season alive by visiting some of the most haunted places around America.

Dozens of paranormal researchers visit every year and report that it’s a hub of paranormal activity. There have been stories of spooky experiences by visitors, staff, and inmates since the 1940s. You can see why this has captured our interest as searches for  “Eastern State Penitentiary ghost hunt” increased by 1000% in the last 12 months.

Rank Location Search Volume
1 Biltmore: Asheville, North Carolina 246,000
2 Winchester Mystery House: San Jose, California 60,500
3 Amityville Horror House in Amityville, New York 60,500
4 The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado 40,500
5 Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 40,500
6 Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast: Fall River, Massachusetts 30,100
7 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 22,000
8 LaLaurie Mansion, New Orleans, LA 18,100
9 St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida 18,100
10 Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon 18,100

Naveen Dittakavi, founder and CEO of Next Vacay comments:  “Halloween is just around the corner. It’s that time of year where people love to visit haunted attractions for some spooky adventures. America is home to some of the most haunted places around the world, making it a great option for those who dare.

The thrill and excitement of being scared is a feeling we can’t resist, which is why every year people flock to these destinations.  It’s no surprise that searches for haunted travel have seen a 336% boom for those desperate for some spooky adrenaline!”

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