Real Life Ghost Sightings

The Most Haunted Places in America – Real Life Ghost Sightings

Do ghosts really exist? Where do people typically find a ghost sighting? Usually they are found in old and historical areas. Many old towns have a large number of reported ghost sightings. Some claim that ghosts are random people from past lives and other ghosts are famous figures.

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Typically ghosts will not harm a person and it is thought that ghosts are floating between life and death. They have indeed passed away, but they have not accepted this fact and will not move forward.
Let’s explore some of the most haunted places in America where there are real life ghost sightings.

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The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation located in St. Francisville, Louisiana is said to be the most haunted house ever. Rumor has it that multiple murders occurred at this residence, however, only one murder can be confirmed. A former owner of the house was shot on the front porch and made his way back in the house and up the steps before he died. His footsteps are said to be heard on those steps. Other hauntings could be from family members and slaves that died while living in the house. The Myrtles Plantation is currently open for business as a bed and breakfast and guided tours are also offered.


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 The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House The History and Haunting of the Myrtles Plantation, 2nd Edition History & Haunting of the Myrtles Plantation

Alcatraz Prizon

The Alcatraz prison, also called The Rock, is a very haunted location. The former prison is located across the bay from San Francisco and was home to some of the most violent criminals in United States history. Many inmates died there whether it be from suicide, murder or natural causes. Those who have toured or worked at Alcatraz have witnessed strange occurrences and felt a sense of doom within the prison walls. Screams, clanging, crying, footsteps and apparitions are just a few of the haunted claims. Alcatraz offers tours on a daily basis.


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 History of Alcatraz Island, 1853-2008 (Images of America: California) Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years Alcatraz from Inside: The Hard Years 1942-1952

The Whaley House

Located in the Oldtown section of San Diego, the Whaley House is full of history and apparently many ghosts. The house was built in 1857 on land that may have been part of a church cemetery. There was also a hanging on the property before the house was built. Besides being the family home, the Whaley House was used for several different businesses over the years including a courthouse, theatre and a school. Numerous ghost sightings have been reported inside the house and even in the outside gardens. The Whaley House is open year round for self-guided tours.


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 The Haunting of Whaley House The Amityville Horror Collection (The Amityville Horror/ The Amityville Horror II: The Possession/ The Amityville Horror III: The Demon/ Bonus Disc – Amityville Confidential) The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray]

The West Virginia State Penitentiary

The West Virginia State Penitentiary has been called one of the most brutal and violent prisons in the history of the United States. Located in Moundsville, West Virginia this scary, gothic looking structure was built in 1876. Almost 100 executions were carried out here as well as murders by guards and fellow inmates. Riots and beatings happened everyday. The most haunted area is the North Walk where the maximum security prisoners were held. Reports of ghost sightings are a regular occurrence in this former institution. The prison doors were closed in 1995 but has reopened as a tourist attraction. They offer tours, ghost hunts and even an all night paranormal investigation.

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 Paranormal Tourism and Ghost Hunting: A Journey Through West Virginia State Penitentiary The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary: Afterlife With No Parole West Virginia Penitentiary (Images of America)

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary, now permanently docked in Long Beach Harbor, California, sailed the seas from 1937 until 1967. This art deco ship catered to the rich and famous of the era except for the World War ll years when the ship was painted gray and used to transport troops. During the ships active years, more than 49 deaths have been recorded. The engine room of the ship where several people had been killed is a popular haunting spot. Ghosts have been spotted in the pool area where children are said to have drowned. Unique sounds and smells of days gone by also haunt the ship. The Queen Mary is now a full service hotel featuring restaurants, shopping and various tours.


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 RMS Queen Mary (Images of America) Ghosts of the Queen Mary (Haunted America) RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual: An insight into the design, construction and operation of the world’s largest ocean liner

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  1. Gypzeerose

    I am fascinated by ghosts, and all the resources you have given us great to those of us who want to know about real life ghost sightings.

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