Killer Destinations

Check out infamous locations made famous by some of the most heinous serial killers in history.

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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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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

  

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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. 960 1280

  

The White House, Washington D.C.

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. 960 1280

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The Great Wall of China

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. 960 1280

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Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, California

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. 960 1280

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Wrigley Field, Chicago

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. 960 1280

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The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

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. 960 1280

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First Avenue Nightclub, Minneapolis

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. 960 1280

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The Colosseum, Rome

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. 960 1280

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Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver, Canada

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. 960 1280

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Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas

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. 960 1280

  

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