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The 20 Most Haunted Places in the U.S. and U.K.

This Halloween, consider heading over to one of these 20 haunted hotspots to photograph a ghost for a real thrill. From murders to massacres, the ghosts of long ago lurk around the halls of these haunted places. Head to the LaLaurie Mansion of New Orleans to see if you can spot the young ghost girl in the window. Stay a night in the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum to photograph a ghost when the time is just right. These bone-chilling haunted places have ghosts watching your every move. Now see if you can catch one in the act.

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  • Winchester House, California 2 of 21
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    Mrs. Winchester used all her money to build a maze of a home to keep those spirits away. Did it work? Your camera might be able to tell.

    Learn more at Winchester Mystery House

    Photo via Top Secret Writers

  • White House, Washington D.C. 3 of 21
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    Head into the Lincoln bedroom to see if you can snap a photo or two of Abraham Lincoln.

    Learn more at History

    Photo via White House

  • Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Massachusetts 4 of 21
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    Lizzie Borden killed her parents with an axe inside this home. Eat a meal like the ones her parents would have eaten the morning of their murder, and keep an eye out for them as they walk by the places where they died.

    Learn more at Haunted Hamilton

  • LaLaurie Mansion, Louisiana 5 of 21
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    Supposedly, the ghosts of Madame LaLaurie's tortured slaves still reside in this home, including one of a young slave girl who often tries to jump to her death.

    Learn more at Prarie Ghosts

    Photo via Trip Advisor

  • Sorrel Weed House, Georgia 6 of 21
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    Savannah, Georgia is known for being especially haunted and the Sorrel-Weed House is a hotspot on the ghost list. Bring your camera to try to photograph a ghost and make sure to listen for the sounds of war.

    Learn more at How Stuff Works

    Photo via Sorrel Weed House

  • Shanghai Tunnels, Oregon 7 of 21
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    Supposedly, men were kidnapped in this underground system that connects Portland. Watch out for their ghosts patrolling the place.

    Learn more at Huffington Post

    Photo via The Portland Underground

  • RMS Queen Mary, California 8 of 21
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    Keep your eye open for the lady in white walking through the halls of the spooky RMS Queen Mary.

    Learn more at Huffington Post

    Photo via Queen Mary

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia 9 of 21
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    Colonial Williamsburg is a tourist attraction now, but in the depths of the town, the ghosts of the real colony still remain.

    Learn more at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg

    Photo via Fife and Drum Inn

  • Alcatraz, California 10 of 21
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    As you walk through the halls of the famous prison, keep your camera by your side to snatch a photo of the ghost of Al Capone.

    Learn more at Prairie Ghosts

    Photo via Haunted America Tours

  • St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida 11 of 21
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    Ghost Hunters even made their way to this haunted lighthouse. Try to catch a glimpse of a young girl running up and down the stairs.

    Learn more at Huffington Post

    Photo via St Augustine Lighthouse

  • The Spy House, New Jersey 12 of 21
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    This house was built in 1648 and is considered to be one of the most haunted homes in America. There are five spirits that haunt this place, including the famous Captain Morgan.


    Learn more at Roadside America

  • The House of Wills Funeral Home, Ohio 13 of 21
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    It's no surprise there are ghosts haunting this old funeral home. Grab your camera and try to snap a photo of Mr. Wills in a white suit walking through the halls.

    Learn more at Brown Paper Tickets

    Photo via Fringe Paranormal

  • Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia 14 of 21
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    Stay a night for the ghost hunt at this haunted asylum. That is, if you think you can handle it.

    Learn more at Travel Chanel

    Photo via LA Times

  • Rose Hall, Jamaica 15 of 21
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    The disturbed ghost of voodoo priestess Annie Palmer are said to roam these halls. People have even said they have caught photos of her murdered lovers too.

    Learn more at Environmental Graffiti

    Photo via Things to Do in Jamaica

  • Moundsville Penitentiary, West Virginia 16 of 21
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    Death oozes from the walls of this Penitentiary from murdered prisoners and electric chair executions. Watch your back when you're trying to photograph this haunted place.

    Learn more at Travel Channel

    Photo via Gettysburg Ghosts

  • Manhattan Bistro, New York 17 of 21
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    Juliana Elmore Sands was murdered in this location by being tossed down the well in the basement. Word on the street is that the Ghost of Spring Street still wreaks havoc among the living.

    Learn more at Travel Channel

    Photo via Ghost Lounge

  • The Sultan’s Palace, Louisiana 18 of 21
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    One of the most brutal massacres of Louisiana took place in this home. Bodies were found chopped to bits and the hand of a Sultan was found clawing his way out of the ground. Look through the windows to see the image of a light-haired man sitting there in the morning.

    Learn more at NOLA

    Photo via Our Haunted Spaces

  • Moon River Brewery, Georgia 19 of 21
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    This brewery was not always a pleasant place to go and have a drink. During the 1800s, violent murders happened right here, such as a Yankee finding himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Toby is the one you have to watch out for. He walks through the billiards room and has been known to push over patrons.

    Learn more at Travel Channel

  • Borley Rectory, UK 20 of 21
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    This infamous place is considered to be one of the most haunted places in London. It sits where an ancient monastery once stood. The ghost of a mourning nun supposedly patrols the halls at night.

    Learn more at Environmental Graffiti

    Photo via Sconosciutio

  • Woodchester Mansion, UK 21 of 21
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    This mansion still sits incomplete due to mysterious deaths and paranormal activity sending workers fleeing and vowing never to return. Stay in the mansion overnight if you dare, and catch a glimpse of the spooky ghosts that walk about.

    Learn more at Haunted Happenings

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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