Think Twice Before Entering The Most Haunted Places in America

Although the United States is barely over two centuries old, it has a rich history. Drive through the states, and you’re bound to see Civil War battlefields, abandoned hospitals, and ghost towns. Allegedly, some of these sites are haunted.

America has no shortage of paranormal stories. Some come from a city that lies underneath Portland, Oregon. Others creep down the halls of abandoned asylums and mansions. If you’re searching for a harrowing ghost tour, look no further. Here are the most haunted places in the United States.

The Stanley Hotel Inspired The Shining

The beautiful Stanley Hotel is pictured from the front.
Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Have you ever read Stephen King’s The Shining? The fictional hotel in that story is directly based on the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. King and his wife stayed overnight when hardly any guests were around. During that night, King had a lucid dream about being chased around the hotel, which inspired The Shining.

The Stanley Hotel has many alleged ghosts. One is the original owner, Freelan Oscar Stanley. Others are children said to roam the hotel. The most haunted rooms are 217 (where King stayed), 401, 407, and 438.