5 Terrifyingly Haunted Places You’d Never Want To Visit Alone

Today’s Word Search Daily puzzle is called “Haunted Haunts” and, as you can probably guess, its all about spooky locales more than likely filled to the brim with ghouls and ghosts.

Having seen the 1982 film Poltergeist at a tender young age and having the wits scared out of my by it, I’ve been fascinated by the paranormal and, more specifically, haunted houses. The places listed below are considered to be some of the most haunted places in the world. Places in which most people would not like to find themselves alone in the middle of the night. Ready for some chills? Read on!

1. The Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, Australia – Well first of all, it’s an abandoned lunatic asylum. There’s bound to be some bad juju surrounding it by default. However, it’s said that the souls of the 9,000 patients that died there over its 130 year history haunt the place to this day.

2. The Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California – After Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester rifle fortunes, lost her husband and daughter to disease, she consulted a medium who told her that her family was cursed by the spirits of anyone killed by her family’s guns. She was told she needed to build a house to contain the spirits. She began work on the house in 1884 and continued construction on it until her death in 1922. The house is an architectural anomaly, featuring doors leading nowhere, long hallways, and stairs that ascend directly into the ceiling. The house is also filled with unexplained sounds and sights leading many to believe the spirits are still very active.

3. The Princess Theater, Australia – As baritone singer, Frederick Baker was finishing a performance as Mephistopheles in Faust, a trap door suddenly opened on the stage below him and he fell to his death. His spirit still haunts the theater and for years after his death, a seat was saved for the performer’s ghost every opening night of a show.

4. Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania, United States – Known as the first prison to introduce solitary confinement, the Easter State Penitentiary was infamous for driving its prisoner to the brink of insanity and beyond. Those who died there continue to haunt the place with reports of shadowy figures stalking the halls, maniacal laughter, disembodied footsteps, ghostly faces, and banging of cell doors being commonplace.

5. The Tower of London, London, United Kingdom – Originally built in 1078 by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London has a vast history filled with torture and execution. Considered the most haunted place in the UK, it is said to be haunted by Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s wife that he had beheaded. Another chilling apparition concerns the appearance of two children in various rooms in the castle, holding hands, wearing nightgowns with looks of abject terror on their faces.


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