haunted places in usa

San Francisco’s Haunted Neptune Society Columbarium

Neptune Society Columbarium Nestled away in the quiet residential neighborhood of San Francisco’s Richmond District rests many of the Bay Area’s deceased. The Neptune Society Columbarium bears the task of holding the remains of over 8,000 dead San Franciscan’s. The columbarium is one of San Francisco’s oldest, having been around since 1897. Today, the building […]


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5 Seriously Haunted Places in San Diego, California

Haunted Places in San Diego San Diego exists at the very South of California and is said to be the state’s birthplace. It is a wealthy, vibrant city laden in history from its early, Spanish and Mexican influences. Locations surrounded by such heavy history and containing old, beautifully restored buildings often come with the mystery […]


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Dead Presidents Still Haunting Their Homes in Virginia?

I developed a love of travel, of history, and things that go bump in the night thanks to my Mom. In fact, one of the reasons ghostvacation.com came about is to tell the spooky stories of historic places and influential people that I loved so much growing up. And one of the things I’ve most […]


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The Whaley House: A Historical Haunt in Old Town San Diego

The Whaley House In 1850 a man named Yankee Jim Robinson made his way to San Diego, California. Shortly after his arrival he was prosecuted for being a thief and hanged from the back of a wagon. Another man, Thomas Whaley, stood in the crowd to witness this execution. He later purchased the land on which the […]


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The Blue Lady of Moss Beach Distillery

Moss Beach Distillery Peering through thick fog, overlooking the Pacific Ocean from a rocky perch sits the Moss Beach Distillery. A historical building that became an institution within Northern California during prohibition, the Moss Beach Distillery has stood proudly since 1927. Located in the sleepy town of Moss Beach just outside of Half Moon Bay […]


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Is The Millennium Biltmore Hotel Haunted by The Black Dahlia Ghost?

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel The Millennium Biltmore Hotel opened its doors for the first time in 1923. The luxurious destination was built to cater for Los Angeles’ high society, yet served many different purposes throughout its life time. The Millennium Biltmore Hotel hosted the Academy Awards from 1935 until the beginning of World War II, when it […]


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Bodie: Ghost Stories From a Ghost Town

Bodie, California Nestled in the vast California wilderness, hugging Nevada’s border sits a forgotten piece of heritage. Once a booming piece of land, the former mining town of Bodie is now a crumbling and tilted shell of its old self. Bodie was founded in 1876 after gold was struck nearby and soon became a popular […]


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Northern California’s Most Haunted Lighthouses

Haunted Lighthouses The California coastline is dotted with many beacons of hope, protection and guidance. These lighthouses shine brightly despite the dark pasts they possess. Today, the state boasts almost 30 lighthouses that have stood the test of time and have many stories to tell, dating back to the 1850’s.   Two of Northern California’s lighthouses […]


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A Visit to Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum Zak Bagans is well adept to the world of the paranormal. He is the host and executive producer of the Travel Channel’s hit television series Ghost Adventures, where he and a small team investigate the world’s most haunted locations. He’s also been a part of various other paranormal television series, […]


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10 Most Haunted Places in Los Angeles

Haunted Los Angeles Los Angeles, the city of angels, is also a city of ghosts. Looking into LA’s past reveals that there is far darker energy lurking behind the city’s gorgeous beaches and all the glitz and glam that goes with Hollywood. Death, murder and suicide have all tainted this fair city, trapping the souls of […]


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10 Creepy Facts About the Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House The stunning yet strange Winchester Mansion is often cited as being America’s most haunted house. It’s peculiar history and eccentric owner have added legend to the mansion, which continues to fascinate many and is set to be portrayed on the big screen early this year. In anticipation of the film Winchester […]


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Dark Tunnels and Darker Forces Lie Beneath California’s Capital, Sacramento

The Underground Tunnels of Sacramento Sacramento, founded in 1850, is the proud state capital of California. It endured a gruff past of death, disaster and was forced to rebuild itself, burying its past failures beneath the current city streets.   Sacramento was once the rough and tumble hub of California’s Gold Rush. It’s tough beginnings […]


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The Mysterious Ruins of San Francisco’s Sutro Baths

The Sutro Baths in San Francisco Along the ruggedly beautiful Northern California coastline sits an unexpected and eerie ode to a time now forgotten. At San Francisco’s tip, treacherous waters lap a beach reaching up to scattered ruins, overshadowed by rocky cliffs often cloaked in thick fog. Here sits what is left of the Sutro […]


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