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If you really want to go ghost hunting and try to track down something supernatural, going to one of these cities to visit one of the many supernatural locations in them is definitely your best bet. These cities have a number of haunted hotels, cemeteries, restaurants, and other places that you can visit and try to find proof of the paranormal.
To see 10 of the best cities to go ghost hunting, keep reading!
10 New Orleans, Lousiana
New Orleans is a historic city that is known for a lot of things. Along with being known for its nightlife and live music, this city is known for being pretty creepy. From unexplained, seemingly paranormal events to a long history of voodoo, it’s no surprise that New Orleans is definitely a popular destination for anyone who’s feeling spooky.
Where can you go to find some ghosts in New Orleans? The Lafitte Guest House is famously haunted by a small child named Marie who became ill in the 19th century and has never left Room 21. The LaLaurie Mansion is famous for its cruel owner and dark history and there are several cemeteries around the city to explore.
9 Salem, Massachusetts
Salem, Massachusetts is a town that’s mostly known for the Salem Witch Trials. Over 200 people were accused of witchcraft during this dark period of history and 19 of them ended up being convicted and executed. Whether or not they were witches, this point in time has definitely left a mark on Salem and has lead many places in the city to hold on to the spirits and their energy.
While in Salem, there are a lot of haunted places you can go try to find a ghost. Old Burying Point Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country and has ties directly to the Salem Witch Trials. You can also visit The Witch House, home of Judge Jonathan Corwin who oversaw the Witch Trials.
8 Portland, Oregon
Portland is a city that’s known for being a really quirky, interesting place to visit. Even though it’s not the first city that people think of when they’re thinking about haunted cities, Portland is definitely still making a trip to try to find ghosts. Where should you stop to look for them while in Portland?
The North Portland Library’s security cameras have allegedly caught someone sitting at the tables when no one was in the venue. Tryon Creek State Park is a park in Portland where people have allegedly heard disembodied voices that they believe belong to loggers that once worked in the forest.
7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Considering the fact that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is such a historic city, it’s no surprise that there are definitely some spirits holding onto some of the buildings and locations. There are a ton of places in Philadelphia that are allegedly haunted that you could visit and try to find a ghost of your own.
Christ Church Burial Ground is the cemetery that became Benjamin Franklin’s final resting place and many people report feeling his spirit steal things from their pockets. But of all the haunted places in Philadelphia, the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary is the best one to visit to try to catch some evidence of the paranormal.
6 Bannack, Montana
Bannack, Montana isn’t technically a city anymore. These days, it’s simply an abandoned ghost town and a historic site. But the fact that all the living people moved out after the gold in the mines nearby dried up doesn’t mean that the spirits here have left, too.
Bannack is so famous for being haunted that the Ghost Adventures crew even did an episode in this ghost town. Where should you go to ghost hunt in Bannack? The Hotel Meade was originally a courthouse but was remodeled into a hotel after Bannack lost its position as the county seat of Beaverhead County. According to the stories of many visitors, a girl wearing a blue dress can often be seen descending the stairs that go up to the second floor.
5 New York, New York
New York City is known as “the city that never sleeps.” This is because of all the fun things there are to do in the city, but it’s definitely also true when you consider how many ghosts allegedly call the city’s different buildings home.
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There are a lot of great places in NYC to ghost hunt. The St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club in Brooklyn is a bar where the employees have reported glasses moving and strange sounds when no one else is around. And if you want to meet a famous ghost, book a night in the Hotel Chelsea where Janis Joplin, Dylan Thomas, and Tennesse Williams have all stayed. Most famously, Nancy Spungen’s body was discovered in Room 100.
4 San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California is a city that’s known for its iconic landmarks, its football team, and how expensive it can be to live there. But one thing that anyone who loves the paranormal will surely know about San Francisco is the fact that there are quite a few places in the city that are allegedly haunted.
If you’re trying to capture evidence of the paranormal, definitely take a trip to Alcatraz Island or the Winchester Mystery House. Alcatraz Island was once home to an infamous prison that housed Al Capone, Whitey Bulger, and George “Machine Gun” Kelly and is reported to be haunted. The Winchester Mystery House is a strange home that was built by Sarah Winchester and has a confusing layout with ties to the supernatural.
3 Galveston, Texas
There are ghosts all over Galveston, Texas. Ask any local that believes in the paranormal and they’ll tell you all about the fact that hurricane in 1900 devastated the city and killed thousands of people. With a history like that, it’s no surprise that this city is one that many spirits call home. But where should someone that wants to ghost hunt in Galveston go?
The best place is the Hotel Galvez. It was built in 1911, only a decade after the hurricane that tragically ravaged the city. There have been countless ghosts reported here. From strange faces to unexplained sounds, this hotel has it all. It was once a candy store, but it was destroyed in the hurricane. And there’s an urban legend about a woman who, believing that her husband had been lost at sea, took her own life in the hotel.
2 Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is a city located in Illinois that has a long history that definitely lends to the city being home to a lot of spirits. When you’re not eating deep dish pizza or catching a ball game, you might want to go ghost hunting. But where should you go?
In the early 20th century, the Iroquois Theater was supposedly fireproof. But when a fire broke out and trapped 2,000 people inside, it lead to over 600 people losing their lives in the fire. Today, it’s known as the Nederlander Theatre and the alley behind it where the bodies were laid while bodies were brought outside is one of the most haunted locations in Chicago.
1 Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is a historic city in Georgia that is known for being one of the most haunted cities in the US. If you’re a lover of the paranormal that wants to experience something spooky, you don’t have to look far after visiting Savannah.
Moon River Brewing Co., The Pirate’s House, and the Kehoe House are among the most haunted places in Savannah. But if you’re looking to go ghost hunting somewhere in the city, The Hamilton-Turner Inn is the place to go. With reports of strange sounds and sightings, this place is no stranger to the paranormal.