Haunted Places

Haunted Places

A Lesson by Clif

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


       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 was photographed  on the staircase of the hotel. And one of the rooms in particular is haunted.  


       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 spirit still appears on the grounds of the capital’s mansion.  

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

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.

        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.  There have been reports of Civil War soldiers marching in the fields, in modern times, when there were no re-enactors there on that day. 
They also have ghost tours for people interested in haunted places.  A video was taken in recent years of soldiers marching up hill in the trees of the battlefield. But there are no hills there to go up.

       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.

       There are many local haunted locations in the area of my home in north eastern Maryland and nearby Delaware:

       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 fort. 


      Deer Park Tavern in Newark, Delaware is said to be haunted by the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe.   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. 

       And Fort McHenry in Baltimore as well 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.  

 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. There have been many unexplained noises at different times.

       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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I like to write about the paranormal. I am retired. I write non-fiction about hauntings, alien visitations, Bigfoot and other unexplained phenomena. I use to work on computers for a living. I play gui..