Creepy places are everywhere and they are tagged as creepy places when someone comes across any paranormal entity in that particular place. Paranormal entity can be present in a place where something unnatural happens like a gruesome murder, an untimely death, accidents, etc. It can be the spirit of the dead person itself or just the residual energy which was absorbed by the walls of the place as the time went by.
From time to time paranormal investigators have visited various places learning its history, existence, reason for the haunting and giving an evidence as to what is actually present in that place. Whereas some can just the presence of an entity, there are places which are known to be haunted by entities that harm people. Take a look below for our list of 10 of the creepiest places in America.
1. Missouri State Penitentiary
Also known as “The walls” was a prison which operated during the time of 1836-2004. During its operation, the prison witnessed various riots leading to gruesome and killings of inmates by other inmates which have contributed to the dark and surreal environment it houses. Report on haunting states that the prison is haunted by the spirits of the inmates who have died painful death due to the riots. Visitors to this place have claimed hearing disembodied voices, apparitions, etc.
2. 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville
The house is very well famous for its mass murder of a family, drawing most of its dark nature from the same. George and Kathy Lutz along with their children, the family who purchased this house in 1975 fled the house after 28 days claiming it to be haunted by some dark entity. The haunting of this house was written by Jay Anson describing various and numerous incidents that was experienced by the Lutz family during the torturous 28 days. Currently the house stays abandoned due to its dark nature and story being out as both book and movie.
3. Mizpah Hotel
Mizpah hotel was built in Nevada with 5 floors and was one of the tallest buildings in that place. It was first built as saloon and later developed into hotel. Report of haunting from this place says visitors have seen an apparition of an old miner walking around in the corridors of the hotel and also a lady dressed in a red dress. Most of the claims have been of the lady in red walking around the corridor of 5th level who was killed by boyfriend in a fit of rage and jealousy.
4. Garnet, Montana
Garnet in Montana is a famous Ghost town reported to be haunted by ghost of the miners who have died there and also of a woman was killed in the same place. It is situated in the Garnite county which is a abandoned mining town due to the depletion of the mines in the town. Later due to fire, half of the town was destroyed. Various haunting reports suggest people seeing apparitions and voices of people and music ringing from the rather abandoned town.
5. Bobby Mackey’s Music World
Tagged as one of the most haunted night clubs in America, according to the folklore it houses the alleged “Gateway to hell” and said to be haunted by spirits who were devil worshippers, cursing the place to be haunted forever. The site’s history dates back 19th century which was used as a slaughter house. One can draw the conclusion of the place being of dark nature due to the nature of activities happened in that site. Report from the owner itself claims of physical attacks and possessions of the people working in the same place.
6. Ashmore Estates
Ashmore Estates was built in 1916 as an almshouse and operated until 1956 after which it was converted into a psychiatric facility. It was later closed in 1987 and reopened again 2006 as a haunted house. Visitor to this place has reported to have been attacked by the entities dwelling in the closed house. The place was known to be used by cult for conducting satanic rituals and whoever entered the place during its 20 years abandonment witnessed black masses, disembodied voices, etc. The place to have a dark energy residing in it and it is used as a tourist attraction for people who are interested in such investigation.
7. Moon River Brewing Company
Moon River Brewing Company is a pub with a bar and brewing facility which was built on 1999. Before its building, the place housed a city hotel built in 1821 which was the first hotel in the Savannah region housing both Post office and Bank of United States. Many people have known to stay in that hotel which was eventually into a storage house after the Civil war. The pub which was later built on the same site is known to be haunted by dark spirits which has physically attacked the visitors by throwing stuffs at them and even leading to possessions at the worst case.
8. Riddle House
Riddle house which was privately owned by Karl Riddle was basically built in West Palm Beach in 1905; later dismantled moved to Yesteryear Village in Royal Palm Beach during 1980s. What is compelling about this haunted place is that, whatever dark spirits dwelled in the house moved along with the house when it was shifted later. The Riddle house was first used as a funeral parlor and later for residence purpose. The house built at first was known as Gatekeeper’s Cottage which oversaw a cemetery.
The haunting started with the spirit of the cemetery guard who can be seen walking around the house. The dark haunting of the house increased when Joseph, one of Riddle’s employees committed suicide due to financial difficulties. The family of Riddle had lot of problem to cope up with the dark entities and one could hear murmurings and sounds of chain rattling. The Riddle house in present has maintained its dark nature and the workers renovating the house has had experiences ranging from their tools being thrown away, seeing apparitions, windows being destroyed, etc.
9. Pennhurst State School and Hospital
Also known as Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the feeble minded and Epileptic was opened in 1908 to house people who were diagnosed with mental and psychiatric disability and who were housed in various asylums and prisons. By 4 years of its opening, the whole of the institution was overcrowded with patients. The patients admitted into the institution were considered feeble minded with disease like being mute, semi mute, paralytic, epileptic, deformity of any sorts, etc. According to the institution rules, any feeble minded person is a potential criminal.
Due to worst conditions on which the people were kept in the place attracted the attention of TV channels which later exposed the disheartening condition of the patients leading to its closure in 1987. Whoever visited this place has reported sightings of apparitions, residual voices of the patients and believed to be haunted by the spirits of the tormented patients.
10. Bird Cage Theatre
Bird cage theatre was a combination of saloon, theatre, gambling parlour and brothel, was opened by William “Billy” Hutchinson and his wife Lottie on December 26, 1881. Within years of its opening, it gained its popularity and got tagged as one of the wickedest and wackiest night spot between Basin St and Barbary Coast. The place is riddled with 140 bullet marks on its walls. The place is known for murders and killings associated with the gambling happened during its golden age. Visitors who come to this place have reported of being pushed and touched by unseen forces. Various apparitions of prostitutes and of men with cowboys have been reported by the visitors.