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Whether you're a believer or not, America's towns are filled with creepy stories passed down through time. From haunted fortresses to grisly tales of suffering and death, we've pull together a list of some of the spookiest spots in the US that Based On Google Search Data.

List of Top 10 Most Haunted and Ghost Tourist Attractions In The US

1.Brooklyn Bridge; Brooklyn, New York — 110k+ Google searches

2.The Alamo; San Antonio, Texas — 110k+ Google searches

3.The Stanley Hotel; Estes Park, Colorado — 74k+ Google searches

4.Philadelphia Zoo; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 60.5k+ Google searches

5.Biltmore Hotel; Coral Gables, Florida — 60.5k+ Google searches

6.Robert the Doll; Key West, Florida — 60.5k+ Google searches

7.Winchester Mystery House; San Jose, California — 60.5k+ Google searches

8.Beverly Hills Hotel; Beverly Hills, California — 49.5k+ Google searches

9.Eastern State Penitentiary; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 40.5k+ Google searches

10.Chateau Marmont; Los Angeles, California — 40.5k+ Google searches

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Which Are The Most Haunted and Ghost Tourist Attractions In The United States?

1.Brooklyn Bridge; Brooklyn, New York — 110k+ Google searches

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Brooklyn, New York is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Brooklyn Bridge. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

Construction started in 1870 and was designed by Washington Robling, but between numerous controversies and the novelty of the design, the construction took over thirteen years. It has undergone several reconfigurations, having carried horse-drawn vehicles and elevated railway lines until 1950. It has been renovated several times, with significant renovations in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2010s.

The tragic history of the bridge may explain the paranormal activity. It is said that over 20 workers died during the bridge’s construction and when the bridge opened in 1883, rumors of a collapse caused a stampede, which killed 12 people. It is also a common suicide site.

A headless apparition, thought to be a worker beheaded when a cable snapped during construction, has been reported. Some see shadowy figures floating across the bridge and others report screams and the sound of splashing water.

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2.The Alamo; San Antonio, Texas — 110k+ Google searches

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The Alamo is said to be the most haunted spot in San Antonio, but what else can be expected from a historic landmark with a mass grave underneath? San Antonio's most iconic spot is said to still hold the spirits of the men violently killed while trying to defend the Alamo. More than 180 Texans died

Guests have reported hearing moans inside the building and even nearby hotels are said to have the spirits walking around and emerging from walls. One story says that after Santa Anna surrendered to Gen. Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, orders were sneaked back to the small Mexican force in San Antonio to destroy the Alamo. The men sent to level the building returned to their commander unsuccessful, reporting ghosts with swords of fire guarding the shrine.

3.The Stanley Hotel; Estes Park, Colorado — 74k+ Google searches

One night in this hotel nestled in Colorado’s mountain wilderness inspired Stephen King’s best-selling novel turned horror film, The Shining. In 1909, Massachusetts couple F.O. and Flora Stanley opened the isolated resort—and reportedly never left.

The Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King’s best-selling novel turned horror film, The Shining.

According to staff, Mrs. Stanley can be heard playing her Steinway piano in the music room at night, and Mr. Stanley occasionally shows up in photographs. There have also been reports of bags being unpacked, lights turning off and on, and echoes of children’s laughter heard in the hallways. Paranormal experts hail the Stanley Hotel as one of the nation’s most active ghost sites.

Spooky Fact: Guest bedrooms have a TV channel that plays The Shining on a 24-hour loop.

How to Visit: Book a room at the Stanley and spend a night with the hotel’s permanent guests. Too spooked to spend the night? Book a day tour or brave the tour at nighttime.

4.Philadelphia Zoo; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 60.5k+ Google searches

The zoo probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking of haunted attractions in Philadelphia, however during the early fall months, the zoo turns into a Halloween themed attraction for kids! They have “Boo at the Zoo” on weekends, and if your child wears their Halloween costume, admission is only $10. You can also book a “Spooky Overnight” where guests have special early access to the Zoo, and kids trick-or-treat while visiting the creepy crawly creatures.

READ MORE: Five interesting but weird Halloween traditions

5.Biltmore Hotel; Coral Gables, Florida — 60.5k+ Google searches

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Coming in at No. 5 on their list of most searched haunted attractions is none other than Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, which has garnered over 60,000 Google searches in the past year alone.

Built in 1926 by developer George Merrick, the hotel was known for having famous guests, including Al Capone, Judy Garland, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, its past is said to be dark, as well.

According to the study, “The 13th floor is said to be the most haunted due to the famous mobster Fatty Welch who was fatally shot directly on this floor. He is known for being a trickster, especially towards women, and is said you can smell his smoke at random moments throughout the 13th floor. Could you face the ghost that allegedly wandered these halls?”

Plus, it doesn’t help that the hotel was transformed into a temporary hospital during World War II.

6.Robert the Doll; Key West, Florida — 60.5k+ Google searches

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Up next on their list at No. 6 is “Robert the Doll,” a haunted doll located at the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, which has also amassed over 60,000 searches in the past year.

Leave it to their description to speak for itself: “If haunted and dolls don’t sit well with you, this next one is sure to give you a fright,” says the study.

According to Atlas Obscura, the cursed doll was gifted to a boy in the early 1900s. However, the doll was a master of mischief. The legend has it that the doll would mutilate toys, and cause other mysterious happenings in the child’s home. That is when the boy would yell out, “Robert did it!”

Now, the doll is “locked” in a glass display at the museum for safekeeping “so it cannot wreak immense havoc on anyone else.” The doll is so popular, it even has an official website.

Needless to say, if you’re a ghost tour aficionado, you might want to add this museum to your list — if you dare.

7.Winchester Mystery House; San Jose, California — 60.5k+ Google searches

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Legend has it that when her husband and infant daughter died, Winchester Rifles heiress Sarah Winchester visited a spiritual medium. The psychic told the wealthy socialite that the premature deaths were payback by angry spirits who’d been killed with Winchester rifles -- and now it was time for Sarah to build a house large enough to accommodate all of them. Sarah soon packed her bags for sunny, spacious San Jose, CA, and for the next 38 years she embarked on a nonstop construction project that would become known as the Winchester Mystery House.

Complete with 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms and 6 kitchens, the house was supposedly built to confuse evil spirits.

Secret passageways, upside-down columns, staircases to nowhere and sealed-off rooms litter this bizarre and creepy mansion. Since Sarah Winchester’s death in 1922, visitors have heard footsteps in her bedroom, seen doorknobs turn themselves, been overcome with icy chills and temporarily lost their vision. Visit if you dare -- the Ghost Adventures crew did.

8.Beverly Hills Hotel; Beverly Hills, California — 49.5k+ Google searches

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Actor Peter Finch had a heart attack in the lobby of this hotel 1977, and it's rumored that he still hangs around. While it's possible he's still here, it is believed that comedian and harpist Harpo Marx and Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff haunt here, still making posthumous music.

Address: 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9.Eastern State Penitentiary; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 40.5k+ Google searches

Fast Facts

When it was built, the Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most expensive buildings in the United States.

Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures conducted a paranormal investigation at the prison and captured disembodied voices, shadow figures, and other unexplainable occurrences.

Notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton did time at Eastern State Penitentiary.

Is Eastern State Penitentiary Haunted?

Eastern State Penitentiary is on the bucket list for most paranormal investigation groups. Teams brave enough to search for evidence of paranormal entities don’t ever seem to leave empty-handed.

Sci-Fi’s Ghost Hunters revealed what appeared to be the apparition of a man walking through Cell Block 12.

A crew for Travel Channel’s Most Haunted, recorded objects moving on their own. Investigators with the production claim to have communicated with multiple spirits.

Tour Guides and Guests Experience Supernatural Activity

When the aging prison opened for tours, people couldn’t stay away. It’s located in the middle of Fairmont Street in Philadelphia and has become one of the most-visited tourist destinations in Pennsylvania.

Thousands of people explore the historic penitentiary every year, and several emerge with their own ghost stories.

Guests claim to get a glimpse of a man standing in a guard tower on the property. However, there’s no way to physically get to the top of the tower today. The brick stairs crumbled away years ago.

Other employees and tourists hear whispering, giggling, and even weeping while exploring the property. When they investigate where the noises are coming from, they never find the source.

The apparition of a mysterious woman is spotted so often that employees have named her The Soap Lady. She sits in the last cell on the second floor wearing white. The second floor held the women’s cellblock when the prison was operational.

10.Chateau Marmont; Los Angeles, California — 40.5k+ Google searches

Officially it’s called the Chateau Marmont, and of all LA’s celebrity haunts it comes closest to capturing the anarchic spirit of Europe’s boho riche. The nearly century-old drawing room, with its wrought-iron chandeliers and magnificent Gothic windows, has hosted the great and good of Tinseltown since the late Twenties, and its walls are thick with secrets. The Chateau has always been a byword for discretion. Harry Cohn, co-founder of Columbia Pictures, told his biggest stars, ‘If you must get into trouble, go to the Marmont.’

It is a mantra that pervades to this day. When Lily Allen revealed in an interview she’d once stumbled across James Blunt in flagrante in the foyer of a hotel room, the hotel in question was, of course, the Chateau Marmont. Marilyn Monroe enjoyed secret trysts there with a married Arthur Miller. Johnny Depp claims to have bedded former girlfriend Kate Moss in every room. Comedian John Belushi overdosed in one of its bungalows. Rockers Led Zeppelin rode motorcycles through its halls. And, after returning empty-handed from the Academy Awards one year, Peter O’Toole tap-danced his sorrows away on a table in the lobby.

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