Hot Destinations You Didn’t Know Were Haunted
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Eiffel Tower, Paris
A popular spot for marriage proposals has also made the list of the top spots for suicides in Europe, leading paranormal investigators to investigate the grounds around the Eiffel Tower. Further, the legend of a young man who planned to propose to his love on the Eiffel Tower, then pushed her to her death when she declined, continues to make the rounds. Her laughter and then screams can still be heard at the site.
The White House, Washington D.C.
Sitting presidents have walked the halls of the White House for many years, but it’s been said that the ghosts of a few past presidents, namely Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman and Abraham Lincoln, continue to wander the most famous address in the United States. Some say that Lincoln paces during times of crisis, while the ghost of former First Lady Abigail Adams has been said to carry laundry to the East Room.
The Great Wall of China
One of the most well-known landmarks in the world, visited by more than 10 million visitors each year, the Great Wall of China is considered by some to be among the most haunted. Upwards of two million workers lost their lives building the wall and some tourists have said they’ve seen ghosts walking along the wall, even hearing marching footsteps. Others have experienced sudden headaches and nausea at the Great Wall.
Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, California
On dry dock in Long Beach, located right next to an active Carnival cruise ship, you’d never know that the Queen Mary is haunted. Go on-board for Sunday Brunch, a historical walking tour or a stay in one of the restored staterooms. At night, however, guests have reported paranormal activity, claiming to see the ghosts of children who drowned in the ship’s pool, even a “lady in white” roaming the storied cruise ship.
Wrigley Field, Chicago
The Curse of the Billy Goat is well-known by Chicago Cubs fans, dashing the team’s playoff hopes year after year, but far fewer know that the Cubs’ own Wrigley Field is said to be haunted. The authors of Field of Screams say it’s the most haunted ballpark in the country, frequented by the ghosts of announcer Harry Caray, songwriter Steve Goodman and Charlie Grimm, team manager in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
The Kremlin is not only one of the most recognizable buildings in Moscow, it’s also said to be one of the most haunted. The ghosts of infamous leaders, like Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lennon, have appeared to security guards walking the grounds late at night. Witnesses have noted an intense chill in the air preceding the appearance of Stalin. As for Ivan the Terrible, his ghost has been seen near the bell tower some evenings.
First Avenue Nightclub, Minneapolis
Made famous by Prince in the 1980s, First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis has had everyone from Tina Turner to Soul Asylum to Depeche Mode on stage, in some cases even serving as the launch pad for musical careers. However, few realize that the nightclub may be haunted by a blonde woman wearing a green jacket. As the story goes, the woman hung herself in the ladies room and her ghost still turns up there today.
The Colosseum, Rome
Gladiators, prisoners and slaves, even exotic animals, like lions and tigers, all met untimely deaths underneath the Colosseum, and their spirts can still be felt to this day. Tour guides and visitors have reported experiencing paranormal activity at the Colosseum, like screaming and moaning, as well as the roars of lions, even crowd cheers. The ghosts of Roman soldiers have also been seen at Colosseum entrances.
Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver, Canada
A popular eatery, some also know the Old Spaghetti Factory for the ghost of a tram conductor for the Number 53 trolley car who continues to frequent the restaurant years after a crash in the early 1900s. It’s believed that he was killed by way of an underground collision under the restaurant. Others have seen a second ghost described only as a “little red man” who whispers to servers in the kitchen.
Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas
At Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, you’ll find everyone from Brad Pitt to Gwen Stefani to Jerry Springer, all made from wax, of course. But you may also be privy to the paranormal, particularly near the wax Tupac Shakur, who was killed just a few blocks away. Museum guards have claimed to hear laughter and clinking glasses, as well as experienced the feeling of being pushed away by ice cold hands inside the museum.