Killer Destinations

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Old Lemp Brewery

Old Lemp Brewery

Wind through 20,000 feet of natural caverns underneath the Old Lemp Brewery in St. Louis, MO, where the Lemp family committed suicide in the late 1800s. 960 1280

  

Delusion Haunted House

Delusion Haunted House

Become a character in a horror film when you visit Delusion – an interactive haunted play in Los Angeles. 960 1280

  

Dead End Corn Maze

Dead End Corn Maze

Try to escape the Dead End Corn Maze at Fearshire Farms in Angelo, TX. 960 1280

  

Colorful Carved Pumpkins

Colorful Carved Pumpkins

Colorful – and freaky -- carved pumpkins on display at Fearshire Fams. 960 1280

  

Scary Mask

Scary Mask

Get in the Halloween spirit with freaky costumes like this one. 960 1280

  

Scene From Old Lemp Brewery

Scene From Old Lemp Brewery

This scary scene is what you should expect when visiting the Old Lemp Brewery. 960 1280

  

Delusion

Delusion

This interactive horror theatre experience is sure to keep you up at night. 960 1280

  

Bigfoot

Bigfoot

Whether you know him as Sasquatch, Yeti, Wooly Booger, Skunk Ape, Fouke Monster or Mo-Mo, every region has a name for the big guy (or gal) that goes back generations. In fact, the bipedal primate has been spotted across the world and in each US state except Hawaii. We started calling this wildman of the woods Bigfoot in 1958, and he has a famous following that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Jane Goodall and Jack Black. 960 1280

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Chupacabra

Chupacabra

Spanish for “goat sucker,” this relative newbie in the paranormal world only arrived on the scene in 1995 in Puerto Rico. Said to look like a large wild dog with mange -- or a reptilian creature with a dog’s head -- it supposedly exsanguinates livestock in the US Southwest and Mexico, but has been spotted in Maine and Russia. Chupey might be related to Montauk Monster-like cryptids (or partially decomposed dogs/raccoons/rodents?) that have washed ashore. 960 1280

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The Greys

The Greys

When it comes to a race of aliens, you can’t get much more famous than the Greys (sorry, Klingons). Believers say extraterrestrials come in reptilian, Nordic humanoid and other varieties, but these telepathic fellas with oversized heads, large black eyes and greyish skin are frequently seen by possible abductees. They have also been connected to the 1947 Roswell Incident in New Mexico, and the 1961 Betty and Barney Hill case in New Hampshire. 960 1280

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Romero Zombie

Romero Zombie

Variations of the Haitian voodoo zombie drone exist in many cultures' tales of supernatural undead creatures. But the modern, infected reanimated corpses prone to biting and shambling were created in Pittsburgh by director George A. Romero for his 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. They now dominate pop culture and can be spotted in every city across America at walks, runs, proms and pub crawls -- and in an impending zombie apocalypse. 960 1280

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Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster

In North America, there’s no shortage of river serpent stories. Champy swims in Lake Champlain, in Vermont and New York; Ogopogo in British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake; and Native American folklore has multiple tales. But Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster, first reported by Saint Columba in the 6th century, and gaining fame in 1933, is the queen of cryptids. Some theorized Nessie, possibly a plesiosaur, died long ago, but sightings continue. 960 1280

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Mothman

Mothman

No one knows whether it’s an alien, demon, angel, mutant or monster, but the Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV, was first seen leading up to the Silver Bridge collapse of 1967 which killed 46 people. Several eyewitnesses (or more than 100, depending on your source) reported seeing a humanoid creature with glowing red and giant wings. Mothman was connected to UFO and MIB sightings, and is celebrated at an annual Point Pleasant festival. 960 1280

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Jersey Devil

Jersey Devil

Mainly stalking the New Jersey Pine Barrens near Atlantic City, JD is either a cryptid or supernatural scion of Satan. Stories vary, but he’s possibly the 13th child of Mrs. Leeds (who wished her child would be a devil) born with a horse’s head, bat wings and tail. Reports date back to the early 1800s and multiple sightings sparked a “week of terror” in 1909. Plus, Bruce Springsteen name-checked him and he’s a hockey team mascot. 960 1280

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White Lady

White Lady

Also known as the Grey Lady, this famous ghost is traditionally seen in Great Britain and Ireland but has become a staple of American ghost sightings. An apparition of a woman in a white gown (often thought to be a wedding dress), she apparently frequents cemeteries, such as Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine, FL. She has also been connected to hitchhiker ghost stories, as with the White Lady of Whopsy in Altoona, PA. 960 1280

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Men in Black

Men in Black

Instead of an affable Will Smith-esque character, MIB are dark-suited, ominous agents who appear to eyewitnesses of strange phenomena. Modern sightings began in 1947 after a Maury Island, WA, UFO sighting, and popularized in 1956 by author Gray Barker. Some speculate they’re part of a secret government agency, but because they supposedly behave so oddly, others think they are aliens themselves. Still others say they may be extradimensional beings, time travelers or demonic manifestations. 960 1280

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Hat Man

Hat Man

Associated with the classic “shadow person,” those inky humanoid specters seen in peripheral vision, Hat Man is purportedly more defined (and maybe even solid), and wears a wide-brimmed gaucho hat and long coat. Eyewitnesses claim he materializes out of nowhere, looms and fills them with dread, all while feeding off their fear. He is the Bogeyman incarnate, and some say he’s a dark entity or the devil himself -- or an observer for extraterrestrials. 960 1280

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The Mamba

The Mamba

A massive snake towers over Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO. The Mamba roller coaster was named for the fastest snake on the planet, and it lives up to its name, reaching speeds of up to 75 mph. The Mamba is also a hypercoaster, meaning its peak is more than 200 feet high! 960 1280

  

Zombiewood Express

Zombiewood Express

Just north of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Silverwood Theme Park transforms into "Scarywood" for the month of October. The park’s Halloween makeover is so intense that they advise after-dark guests to leave the kids at home. Take a ride on the Zombiewood Express, a 5-car train that patrols the 200-acre park's perimeter on a mission to kill 2 dozen invading zombies. 960 1280

  

Zoomerang

Zoomerang

Head to Bristol, CT, for Lake Compounce’s daring duo of dread, the Haunted Graveyard and the Zoomerang -- a roller coaster version of a boomerang. The coaster hauls riders up backwards, suspends them 125 feet in the air, then releases them through 3 heart-pounding cobra rolls. Just when the ride comes to a stop, it sends its riders on a return trip backwards! 960 1280

  

Phantom's Revenge

Phantom's Revenge

It's on to Pittsburgh, PA, for the Halloween hangout Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood. No one is safe from the menacing taunts of 300 zombies, ghouls, vampires and monsters that specialize in shocking guests when they least expect it! Survive the gauntlet of ghouls to get a seat on Phantom's Revenge, a steel coaster that speeds up to 84 mph and boasts an eye-popping 232-foot drop. 960 1280

  

Verbolten

Verbolten

Verbolten at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA, is a high-tech metal coaster that twists through the park's Black Forest, an indoor/outdoor adventure where special effects create encounters with a forest nymph, mysterious red eyes, howling wolves, and a lightning storm. 960 1280

  

The Legend

The Legend

The Legend is a top Halloween scare at Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN. This wooden coaster is named after Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The 11-story peak hurls riders into the world's first spiral drop, a 115-foot twisting fall that reaches speeds of 65 mph. One ride on this coaster, and you'll have your own Halloween legend to tell! 960 1280

  

LeVampire

LeVampire

Cross the border into Montreal, and strap into La Ronde's LeVampire, Quebec's first inverted coaster! The track is above the riding car, so riders' feet dangle helplessly as LeVampire pulls them 100 feet high before letting them spiral down 90 feet in 3 seconds, then swooping back up into a 70-foot vertical loop! 960 1280

  

Cheetah Hunt

Cheetah Hunt

The top ride at Busch Gardens Tampa is Cheetah Hunt, a 120-foot-high triple-launch coaster that is known as the ride with no down time. Cheetah Hunt uses magnet technology and linear synchronous motors to launch riders from 0-60 mph in seconds … 3 different times! 960 1280

  

The Cyclone

The Cyclone

The Cyclone at Brooklyn’s Luna Park offers old-school screams, and during Luna Park's Nights of Horror, they turn the coaster's lights off for a Halloween twist! 960 1280

  

The Raven

The Raven

The Raven at Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN, is not the tallest or the fastest coaster, but it delivers thrills at every turn. It soars over a lake, giving a feeling of flight, with nothing above, below or on either side to orient its riders. 960 1280

  

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