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It doesn't matter if you believe in ghosts or not; the towns across the United States are full of terrifying tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. Based on the data collected from Google Search, we have compiled a list of some of the most terrifying locations in the United States. This list includes haunted fortresses as well as terrible tales of misery and death.

What Are The Most Haunted Tourist Attractions In The United States?

1.Brooklyn Bridge; Brooklyn, New York

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The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most eerie locations in the state, is located in Brooklyn, New York. Haunted Journeys invites you to investigate its enigma.

Washington Robling designed the building, and work on it began in 1870. However, due to numerous disputes and the novelty of the design, it took more than thirteen years to complete. Although it once carried horse-drawn carriages and elevated railway lines up until 1950, it has undergone numerous reconfigurations. It has undergone numerous renovations, with major ones in the 1950s, 1980s, and 2010s.

The paranormal activity could be explained by the bridge's tragic past. Over 20 workers are said to have perished while building the bridge, and when it opened in 1883, rumors of a collapse led to a stampede that claimed the lives of 12 people. Frequently, people commit suicide there.

It has been reported that a headless ghost, believed to be a construction worker beheaded when a cable snapped, has been seen. Some report hearing screams and hearing shadowy figures floating across the bridge while others hear splashing water.

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2.The Alamo; San Antonio, Texas

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What else is reasonable to expect from a historical site with a mass grave underneath? The Alamo is reputed to be the most haunted location in San Antonio. It's believed that the spirits of the men who were brutally murdered while attempting to defend the Alamo still linger in San Antonio's most famous location. Over 180 Texans perished.

Visitors claim to have heard moans coming from within the structure, and it is said that nearby hotels also have ghosts that walk the halls and emerge from walls. According to one legend, orders to destroy the Alamo were smuggled back to the small Mexican force in San Antonio after Santa Anna's surrender to Gen. Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The men sent to destroy the building reported back to their commander that they had been unsuccessful and that ghosts guarding the shrine were wielding fire swords.

3.The Stanley Hotel; Estes Park, Colorado

Stephen King's best-selling book turned horror movie, The Shining, was inspired by a single night spent in this hotel tucked away in the mountains of Colorado. The remote resort was founded in 1909 by a Massachusetts couple named F.O. and Flora Stanley, who reportedly never left.

The best-selling book and subsequent horror movie, The Shining, were both inspired by the Stanley Hotel.

The staff claims that Mr. Stanley occasionally appears in photographs, and Mrs. Stanley can occasionally be heard playing her Steinway piano in the music room at night. There have also been reports of lights turning on and off, bags being unpacked, and children's laughter echoing through the hallways. The Stanley Hotel is one of the most active ghost locations in the country, according to paranormal experts.

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

When considering haunted attractions in Philadelphia, the zoo probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. However, in the early fall, the zoo transforms into a family-friendly Halloween attraction!

If your child is dressed in their Halloween costume, admission to "Boo at the Zoo" on the weekends is only $10. Additionally, you can reserve a "Spooky Overnight" package, which gives guests special early access to the zoo and allows kids to trick-or-treat while seeing the spooky animals.

READ MORE: Five interesting but weird Halloween traditions

5.Biltmore Hotel; Coral Gables, Florida

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The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, which has racked up more than 60,000 Google searches in the past year alone, is ranked No. 5 on their list of the most searched haunted attractions.

The hotel, which George Merrick, a developer, built in 1926, was well-known for hosting notable visitors like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Judy Garland, and Al Capone. But it also has a supposedly dark past.

The study claims that because infamous mobster Fatty Welch was fatally shot on the 13th floor, this floor is thought to be the most haunted. He has a reputation for being cunning, especially with women, and it has been claimed that the 13th floor occasionally smells like his smoke. Could you confront the ghost that is said to have been seen in these rooms?

Additionally, the fact that the hotel was converted into a makeshift hospital during World War II doesn't help.

6.Robert the Doll; Key West, Florida

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"Robert the Doll," a haunted doll housed at the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, is ranked No. 6 on their list and has received over 60,000 searches in the previous year.

As for their description, I'll let it stand on its own: "If haunted and dolls don't sit well with you, this next one is sure to give you a fright," the study claims.

The cursed doll, according to Atlas Obscura, was given as a gift to a boy in the early 1900s. The doll was an expert at mischief, though. According to legend, the doll would mutilate toys and cause other strange occurrences in the young child's home. The young boy would then exclaim, "Robert did it!"

For protection, the doll is currently "locked" in a glass case at the museum "so it cannot wreak immense havoc on anyone else." The doll is so well-liked that it has a dedicated website.

It goes without saying that if you enjoy taking ghost tours, you should consider adding this museum to your itinerary, if you dare.

7.Winchester Mystery House; San Jose, California

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According to legend, Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester Rifles, went to a medium after her husband and infant daughter passed away. The psychic informed the affluent socialite that the early deaths were the result of revenge by vengeful spirits who had been shot with Winchester rifles; it was now up to Sarah to construct a home big enough to house them all. Soon after moving to sunny, roomy San Jose, California, Sarah packed her bags and started working nonstop on what would eventually come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House for the next 38 years.

The house, which has 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairs, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens, was allegedly constructed to frighten away evil spirits.

This strange and unsettling mansion is filled with hidden passageways, upside-down columns, staircases that lead nowhere, and closed-off rooms. Visitors have reported hearing footsteps in Sarah Winchester's bedroom, witnessing doorknobs turn on their own, experiencing icy chills, and briefly losing their vision since her death in 1922. Dare to go; the Ghost Adventures team did.

8.Beverly Hills Hotel; Beverly Hills, California

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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

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The Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most expensive structures in the country when it was first constructed.

Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel investigated the prison's paranormal activity and recorded shadow figures, voices that didn't belong to them, and other strange occurrences.

At Eastern State Penitentiary, notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton served their sentences.

Is Eastern State Penitentiary Haunted?

Most paranormal investigation groups have Eastern State Penitentiary on their bucket list of places to visit. Teams that are bold enough to look for paranormal entity evidence never seem to come up empty-handed.

Cell Block 12 appeared to have an apparition of a man walking through it, as seen on Sci-Fi's Ghost Hunters.

The Most Haunted crew for the Travel Channel captured footage of objects moving on their own. The production's investigators claim to have spoken with a variety of ghosts.

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

Officially known as the Chateau Marmont, it is the LA celebrity hotspot that most closely resembles the bohemian spirit of Europe's boho riche. Since the late 1920s, the nearly century-old drawing room has hosted the elite of Tinseltown, and its walls are thick with secrets. It features wrought-iron chandeliers and magnificent Gothic windows. Discretion has always been associated with the Chateau. When his biggest stars got into trouble, Harry Cohn, the co-founder of Columbia Pictures, advised them to go to the Marmont.

It is still a common mantra today. The Chateau Marmont was the hotel mentioned by Lily Allen in an interview when she claimed to have once run into James Blunt in the hall of a hotel room while in flagrante. There, Marilyn Monroe indulged in covert liaisons with a married Arthur Miller. According to Johnny Depp, he had former girlfriend Kate Moss in every bed. One of its bungalows is where comedian John Belushi overdosed. Led Zeppelin, a rock band, cruised the halls on motorcycles. And one year, Peter O'Toole tap-danced his woes away on a table in the lobby after coming home empty-handed from the Academy Awards.

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