5 Haunted Places To Spend the Night At
With the release of The Conjuring 2, I really got to thinking about haunted houses and places. The Conjuring 2 is a film directed by James Wan based on paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s experience investigating poltergeist activity in the United Kingdom in 1977. The film really got me to wondering if I would spend the night at a haunted house or place. I think I would. It would be one of those spooky situations that could be very entertaining or super frightening.
Imagine, if you were allowed access and could stay 24 hours at any haunted place in the United States. What would be the top 5 haunted places that I would like to spend the night at? After much thought and consideration, here is my list in no particular order:
1) Devil’s Tramping Ground
The Devil’s Tramping Ground is a spot in the woods in Bear Creek, North Carolina. It’s located in a forest near the Harper’s Crossroads area. There are many stories about the Devil’s Tramping Ground. The legend is that the Devil rises up from hell and walks around in the circle. Any items that are left in the circle are removed by the Devil. The circle is barren and nothing grows in the circle.
2) Amityville Horror House
The Amityville Horror House is located on the Amityville River on Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York. The house has been the subject of several books and movies. In 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family in the Amityville home. The house remained unoccupied for 13 months after the DeFeo murders than it was purchases by George and Kathy Lutz. After 28 days, the Lutzes moved out of the house. They claimed that they had been terrorized by a ghosts or spirits that haunted the home. The house has changed hands numerous times and is currently for sale. I wish I could purchase it.
3) Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is a psychiatric hospital located in the city of Weston, West Virginia. The asylum operated from 1864 until 1994. The psychiatric hospital has been the subject of several televised paranormal investigations. Visitors have reported sightings of apparitions and unexplainable voices and sounds.
3) Waverly Hills Sanatorium
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The sanatorium opened in 1910 as a hospital to accommodate tuberculosis patients. Some have called Waverly Hills one of the most haunted places on earth. The sanatorium has been featured on ABC/FOX Family Channel’s Scariest Places On Earth, VH1’s Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, and several other shows. It appears the property is privately owned and individuals may pay for tours.
4) The Stanley Hotel
The Stanley Hotel looks like a great spot to stay the night. The Stanley Hotel was built by Freelan Oscar Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame. The hotel opened on July 4, 1909 and has 140 rooms. Prolific horror author, Stephen King, stayed in the Stanley Hotel in 1974. King stayed in Room 217 and had a dream that inspired him to write The Shining.
There has been numerous reports of paranormal activity by guests who have stayed at the hotel. Apparently, various rooms in the Stanley Hotel have more paranormal activity than others. The hotel is currently operational. The Stanley Hotel’s website advertises a “Ghost Adventure Package.” The website states:
“Looking for the ultimate haunted experience?
This creepy experience includes a guaranteed 4th Floor room, a K2 Meter per reservation, a glow-in-the-dark Stanley Hotel squishy ghost per person, a REDRUM mug per person.
Please make sure to select the correct number of guests staying in the room when booking. Please note that an upgrades to a haunted room may be available at check-in. Please inquire at that time if you are interested in staying in a haunted room.”
5) Epperson House
The Epperson House is an historic home located on Cherry Street in Kansas City, Missouri. The University of Missouri now owns the property. Construction on the house began in 1919 and was completed in 1923. The home has 54 rooms with numerous secret passageways. There has been lots of reports of paranormal activity dating back to the 1970s.
These are my top 5 haunted places to spend the night at. What is yours?