Haunted Places

Haunted Places

A Lesson by Clif

There are numerous locations in the U.S. that have spiritual paranormal activity.



Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is one of the most haunted places on Earth. The Civil War battle there claimed more lives than any other battle ever on American soil! The Gettysburg battlefield is a popular tourist destination. Occasionally they have re-enactors, dressed in Civil War uniforms to demonstrate historical battles on the actual sites. They also have ghost tours for people interested in haunted places. On one day, some visitors were out in the battlefield and they saw some Civil War soldiers marching through the fields. The people returned to the office. They told the guide that they enjoyed the re-enactors exhibition. The Guide told the tourists, there were no Re-enactors in the field that day.

       The White House in Washington D.C. is reportedly haunted with the ghosts of former Presidents Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and former first lady Dolley Madison, who’s sprit still appears in the garden of the capital’s mansion.

     Abraham Lincoln’s ghost has been seen in the Presidents bedroom. President Coolidge’s wife and Winston Churchill while staying at the White House, both reported seeing Lincoln’s ghost.

Thomas Jefferson haunts the Oval room. William Harrison was the first President to die in the White House. His ghost has been seen in the attic. 

Mrs. Lincoln heard the footsteps and voice of Andrew Jackson while she lived in the capital home. And Ulysses S. Grant’s Spirit is still roaming the halls of the mansion.

Mrs. Truman heard cries in the White House originating from the ghost of former First Lady Frances Cleveland. Eleanor Roosevelt always felt that there were spirits present in the presidential mansion when she lived there. And Lincoln’s son Willie, who died during his father’s presidency, was still seen in the White House decades later.


       The Stanley Hotel in the Colorado Rocky Mountain’s is one of the most haunted places in America. It was the basis for the hotel in the thriller “ The Shining” written by Stephen King. The landmark structure is over 100 years old. A ghost has been seen on the staircase of the hotel. The stairs have a great source of natural, spiritual and a vortex of energy about them. There is a ghost of a housekeeper who haunts one of the rooms 217. She died there during a storm when there was a gas explosion there back in the early twentieth century.


       Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has had numerous  paranormal occurrences over the years. The penitentiary is over 180 years old. It has been closed sense the 1970s.

 One of the ghost hunter groups investigated Hauntings at the old prison  in the 2000s. The paranormal investigators captured video of a figure that could not be explained.


       The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where the TAPs paranormal organization on the TV show “Ghost Hunters”, captured a thermal image of a ghost in 2005.





       Fort Delaware, located on an island in the Delaware River, has a long history of paranormal spiritual activity. It was used as a prison during the Civil War. Witnesses have seen full body apparitions in the dungeon of the fort.  In the kitchen, there is reportedly a ghost of a woman cook.  There have been pictures taken of the spirit in the cooking area. There has also been a mysterious mist, shadows and orbs seen in the area as well. And been strange sounds have been heard, like rattling chains throughout the passageways.

       Deer Park Tavern in Newark, Delaware is said to be haunted by the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.  He reportedly put a curse on the tavern. Westminster burial ground in Baltimore, Maryland is where the famous Poet is buried. They say if you visit the cemetery on Halloween night, you might see a man dressed in black, hat and scarf, roaming the graveyard there. 

      There is a haunted house in North East, Maryland on the main avenue through town. An engineer lived in back in the 1990’s. He said it was haunted by a little girl. There were strange noises and things opening and closing in the house that could not be explained.

Just up the street, the firehouse is North East is also reportedly haunted by a ghost named Henry. There have been loud noises there and In the kitchen, all the drawers and cabinets have opened by them selves.

     The Blue Max Inn Bed and Breakfast in Chesapeake City, MD., is said to be haunted by a doctor that committed suicide there back in the early 1900s. A ghost in a dark cloak has been seen on rainy nights at the inn in Cecil County.


           At Berthas Mussels, in Baltimore, there was a photograph taken of a ghost in an upstairs window in 2019. It is thought to be the spirit of a little girl who may have died of illness there back in the eighteenth or nineteenth century.

       And Fort McHenry in Baltimore is also reported to be haunted. During the War of 1812, the battle was fought that resulted in the writing of the national anthem. The poem The Star Spangled Banner was written during the bombardment of the fort by British ships. There are spirits of soldiers killed during the battle still roaming the fort.  Visitors saw a couple of ghosts following a tour guide. They had on uniforms from the period of the war. Ft. McHenry was used as a prison during the Civil War. An apparition of a woman prisoner has also been seen in the window of one of the buildings in the fort.



       There are so many places in the United States that are haunted, you can never talk about all of them. These are just a few of the ghost stories that live on through the ages.


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Read; this is interesting. particularly understanding about Whitehouse haunting.
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I am a retired PC tech. I like to write about alien visitations, hauntings and cryptid creatures. And I do training for the paranormal.