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Erebus Haunted Attraction

Erebus Haunted Attraction

One of the largest Halloween attractions in the world, Erebus is a 4-story haunted house in Pontiac, MI, that promises underworld giant monsters, bottomless pits and crushing walls.

Looking for more haunted places to visit? See which creepy locations made our list of Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2013. Plan ahead and prepare to be spooked!
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Bennett's Curse

Bennett's Curse

Bennett's Curse in Jessup, MD, is consistently ranked a top haunt because of its unique special effects and hi-tech fright entertainment. Check out the trifecta of terror attractions here: House of Vampyres, Sanctuary of Insanity and Zombie Kingdom 3-D. 960 1280

Jim O'Connor  

Witches of New Salem

Witches of New Salem

“Enter the corn at your own risk,” warns Witches of New Salem. This nighttime tour in Dorr, MI, will take you on a wild ride of dead ends, twist and turns, and the entire time you’ll be haunted by creepy corn stalkers. And if your heart can take it, take a tour of the Witches Woods’ for even more frightening fun. 960 1280

Witches of New Salem   

Dent Schoolhouse

Dent Schoolhouse

The legend of Charlie the Janitor, a janitor in the ’50s who killed students who taunted him, still haunts the Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati. Tour this haunted schoolhouse, where town lore says the missing children were killed. 960 1280

Dent Schoolhouse  

Hangman's House of Horrors

Hangman's House of Horrors

Hangman's House of Horrors in Fort Worth, TX, features the Cirque de Fantomes, Hillbillies Revenge and a wild 3-D Funhouse. Inspired by the legend of Hezekiah Jones, a murderer known as "Hangman,” this house of horrors also includes less scary entertainment like live music, rides and karaoke. 
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Hangman's House of Horrors  

Terror Behind the Walls

Terror Behind the Walls

Once one of the most notorious prisons in the country, Pennsylvania’s Eastern State Penitentiary is now one of the country’s top-ranked haunted attractions, with its empty cell blocks and over 11-acres of frightening fun. New this year, Detritus takes brave souls past the historic prison greenhouse and into an outdoor labyrinth of overgrown twisting vines. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 11) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

ESP's Night Watch

ESP's Night Watch

We can’t think of anything scarier than a night at Eastern State Penitentiary, a 180-year-old facility that dozens of paranormal investigation teams have declared haunted. Visitors explore ESP's Night Watch on their own, using only a flashlight to guide the way. 960 1280

By David (eastern state peniteniary, 23) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons  

Fright Factory

Fright Factory

Ghoulish fiends masquerade as Hollywood's famous villains at the Fright Factory in Philadelphia. For a full night of fright, check out all 3 terrifying attractions: the Asylum, Village of the Damned and Horror High. 960 1280

  

Bates Motel

Bates Motel

When you check in to the Bates Motel, be prepared for the creepiest trip you'll ever take. Whether exploring the hotel's gruesome interior of computerized lighting and high-tech special effects, hopping aboard the 20-minute haunted hay ride through a forest of nightmarish ghouls, or getting lost in the spine-tingling aisles of the corn maze, visitors are sure to be spooked. 960 1280

Bates Motel   

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Ahoy! Hop aboard Southern California's Queen Mary -- a 12-deck ship -- and experience 7 terrifying mazes; 1 sassy "fright mistress" in her private lair, a 45,000-square-foot "Dome of Doom" dance hall; and all the requisite skeletons, blood and gore. 960 1280

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Thrillvania

Thrillvania

This notorious thrill park plantation features 4 haunted attractions, including the "Labyrinth of Terror," Dr. Lycan's "Trail of Torment," "Voodoo Bayou," and Granny Lupus' "Seance Theater." 960 1280

Thrillvania  

Scream in the Dark

Scream in the Dark

Staged for the first time outside in an expansive parking lot, the Scream in the Dark, formerly Chamber of Chills, has mastered the creepy art of using sound and lighting -- and some very talented actors -- to bait and confuse visitors to the site. 960 1280

Chamber of Chills  

Netherworld Haunted House

Netherworld Haunted House

The Collector awaits your visit to the self-guided Netherworld Haunted House in Norcross, GA. Known for its unique themes and chilling close attention to detail, Netherworld is owned by TV and film professionals, so the makeup, costumes and acting are top notch. 960 1280

  

UNDEAD Haunted House

UNDEAD Haunted House

The UNDEAD Haunted House, located on the premises of the 13th Floor Haunted House in Denver, CO, is an interactive and immersive zombie experience. The zombies of the UNDEAD Haunted House have taken over a built-to-scale farmhouse, and it's up to you to seek refuge. 960 1280

  

The Beast

The Beast

The Beast in Kansas City, MO, transports you to a creepy, haunted Louisiana plantation, complete with a live alligator pit and bayou filled with who knows what else! 960 1280

  

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail

The Haunted Trail in San Diego, CA, takes over the city’s famous Balboa Park for a mile-long, terrifying walk through the woods. The Haunted Trail is San Diego's only all-outdoor haunted attraction – and it’s not for the faint of heart. 960 1280

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The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel

If you prefer your scares indoors, The Haunted Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter offers patrons a ride on the "hell-evator." The Haunted Hotel is San Diego's biggest and longest-running Halloween attraction. 960 1280

  

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell

The Edge of Hell in Kansas City, MO, is home to Medusa, the largest man-eating python. 960 1280

  

Creepywoods

Creepywoods

Creepywoods in Kingsville, MD, turns a once-quiet family farm into a frightening forest of evil creatures, werewolves and ghouls. An all-outdoor attraction, Creepywoods allows visitors to wander the woods on their own, making it an even more terrifying adventure. 960 1280

  

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor

Hundred Acres Manor in Pittsburg, PA, features 6 different experiences, from the twisted medical research facility known as “South Valley Hospital” to the meat-processing plant turned human butcher shop called “Brine Slaughterhouse.” 960 1280

  

Reenactment of Aliens Examining Denise Stoner

Reenactment of Aliens Examining Denise Stoner

In this reenactment, aliens prepare to examine Denise Stoner. Denise believes that aliens abducted her and her husband in August 1982 on a Colorado highway. 960 1280

  

A Reenactment of Denise and Ed Stoner Spotting a Craft

A Reenactment of Denise and Ed Stoner Spotting a Craft

On that August night, Denise and Ed Stoner (played by actors) saw 2 blinding lights come toward them. All of a sudden, 3 hours had passed, and Denise and Ed were on a different road, 40 miles away … but their odometer hadn’t logged a single mile. 960 1280

  

Reenactment of Laurel Seeing the UFO Convention Sign

Reenactment of Laurel Seeing the UFO Convention Sign

In this reenactment, Laurel Gilge and her husband spot a sign for a nearby UFO convention while searching for a campsite near Mount Rainier, WA. They decide to see what it’s all about. 960 1280

  

Aliens Examine one of the Allagash Four

Aliens Examine one of the Allagash Four

In this reenactment, aliens examine Charlie Foltz. One of the “Allagash Four,” Charlie noticed a strange object hovering in the sky while on a camping trip in the mountains of northern Maine. 960 1280

  

The Allagash Four Spot a UFO

The Allagash Four Spot a UFO

While out fishing with Charlie, Chuck Rak, Jim Weiner and Jack Weiner also notice the mysterious craft. They quickly try to paddle to shore as a beam of light comes down from the craft. 960 1280

  

A Reenactment of the Allagash Four Back at their Campsite

A Reenactment of the Allagash Four Back at their Campsite

The next thing they know, they are back at their campsite, wondering how they got there. It wasn’t until much later, when the men began to have nightmares, that they realized what had happened. 960 1280

  

Allagash Four Spot the UFO

Allagash Four Spot the UFO

In this reenactment, the Allagash Four notice the light from the UFO approaching them. 960 1280

  

A Reenactment of an Alien Encounter

A Reenactment of an Alien Encounter

Inside the UFO, an alien waits. 960 1280

  

One of the world's most haunted ships is the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier at Alameda Naval Base near San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Starting in 1864, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV, was home to thousands of mentally ill patients. 960 1280

  

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Peter Shield's Inn  

Some patrons of Savannah's Moon River Brewery say they've seen bottles mysteriously fly through the air. 960 1280

  

Ghosts are a given in the theater world, and some dramatic spirits are known to lurk about the Boise Little Theater. 960 1280

J. Koeppl; Boise Little Theater  

West Virginia's Moundsville Penitentiary was one of America's most violent correctional facilities. 960 1280

  

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