America's Haunted Houses

Whether you believe or just enjoy a good hoax, these destinations are sure to entertain and spark the imagination.
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People have always been fascinated with haunted houses, where unexplained things just seem to happen. Whether you believe or just enjoy a good hoax, these destinations are sure to entertain and spark the imagination.

San Francisco, California
Alcatraz
Travel by ferry to this isolated island prison, where strange cries can be heard and cell doors open by themselves.

Brookdale Lodge
Visit a resort still haunted by former employees and guests reliving past tragedies, such as a fire and the drowning of a young girl.

San Jose, California
Winchester Mystery House
Tour this 160-room mansion built with secret passageways, fake doors and stairs to nowhere to fool vengeful spirits.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Marie Laveau's House
Discover the rituals and ceremonies that the Queen of Voodoo used to call forth the spirits of the dead.

Mad Doctor Pharmacy
Hear the cries and see ghostly apparitions of the doctor's victims of gruesome medical experiments.

The Lalaurie House
Meet the tortured slaves who still haunt the 19th-century home and property of socialite Madame Lalaurie.

Maxwell's Toulouse Cabaret
Experience the friendly spirits of a jazz musician and a doorman at this legendary Mafia hangout.

Southern Nights Bed and Breakfast
Stay at this historic B&B and experience the strange voices, cold spots and electrical malfunctions.

Bourbon-Orleans Hotel
Visit the haunted ballroom, where people have witnessed moving chandeliers and images of dances from the past. Make sure to take a ghostly tour when visiting the French Quarter.

Washington, DC
White House
Tour the White House, where the ghost of President Lincoln likes to surprise guests in his bedroom.

Octagon House
Witness unusual occurrences related to the central stairway, where the builder's jilted daughter fell to her death.

United States Capitol
Spot the phantom cat, known to foreshadow national tragedies, in the Capitol's subterranean corridors.

Adams, Tennessee
Bell Witch Farm
Stop by the site of John Bell's 19th-century farm, where a jealous witch tormented the family until John's mysterious death in 1820.

Amityville, New York
Amityville Horror House
Visit the house where demonic voices drove Robert Defeo to murder his entire family in their sleep.

Boise, Idaho
Boise Theater

Ghosts are a given in the theater world, as common as divas and stage moms, and some dramatic spirits are known to lurk about the Boise Little Theater. Two workers died at the theater at 100 East Fort Street during a fire in 1957. Today, the show must go on despite these meddlesome spirits who are known to move stage props and hang out under the stage's trap door.

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