With Halloween just around the corner, it seems like every destination suddenly has a resident ghost. But in some places, there are spooky spots to explore all year long.
For decades, hikers have reported seeing the ghost of a woman around Ash Cave,
in Ohio’s Hocking Hills.
Around Halloween, visitors can explore the cave with an investigative team using infrared photography and other ghost-hunting devices. But the rest of the year,
it’s still possible to see the ghost during guided nighttime hikes.
There are several hotels in New Mexico that claim to be haunted, including the Hotel Andaluz where the ghost of a young woman is often spotted on the seventh floor. But what’s really cool is the hotel is walking distance from Route 66, which has long been famous for its ghost sightings–everywhere from hotels to theaters to a haunted hospital.
Of course, there are those cities that we often associate with hauntings, like New Orleans and Charleston. But here’s a surprise one: Seattle. That’s right, there are year-round ghost experiences exploring the legends of the Pacific Northwest, like the Seattle Museum of Mysteries, and the Underground Tour of the city.
So if you’re looking for something that goes “bump in the night,” be sure to visit … if you dare.
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