Halloween is tomorrow and whether or not you believe in ghosts, it’s pretty safe to say that there are some pretty freaky homes throughout the United States. It can be the little things that can cause nerves to be on edge… like creaky floorboard and peeling paint. But then there are some bigger things like a place’s dark & violent history, isolated location, etc. that make your skin crawl. For the daring, here is a list of five different haunted locations that you can visit and even stay the night.
Let us know if you go and visit any of these locations. You’ll be braver than us!
1. Villisca Axe Murder House
Location: 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864
Nearly 100 years ago, on June 9, 1912, eight people were murdered in their beds—two adults and six children. The victims were Mr. and Mrs. Moore, their four children, and two kids who were spending the night. There were bludgeoned to death by an axe. The case is still unsolved; people claim that their spirits (and perhaps their murderer) have never left.
An overnight visit for 1-6 guests costs $428. Each additional guest costs an additional $74.90.
2. Stanley Hotel
Location: 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
The Stanley Hotel is the inspiration behind “The Shining,” by Stephin King. King spent the night in the most haunted room, room 217 during the off season when the hotel is essentially empty.
People can stay at the Stanley Hotel with regular accommodations or reserve a ghost adventure package. Paranormal equipment can be rented out, allowing visitors to explore certain areas that are normally off-limits to the general public. The Stanley also provides ghost tours.
3. Lizzie Borden B&B
Location: 230 2nd St. Fall River, MA 02721
The Lizzie Borden B&B is a far cry from any traditional bed and breakfast. It’s perhaps one the most haunted homes in America. It started back in 1892 when Lizzie Borden allegedly killed her father and stepmother with an axe. She was never convicted, but many still believe her to be her parent’s killer.
Guests can make an online reservation to book a bedroom.
4. Myrtles Plantation
Location: 7747 U.S. Highway 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775
Myrtles Plantation was built circa 1796 and is rumored to have over 12 ghosts. Chloe, a former house slave is the most well known resident ghost. In life, Chloe was caught for eavesdropping— her punishment was to have her ear cut off. She sought revenge by poisoning her owners and their children. When Chloe was caught, she was hanged in the house’s courtyard.
Guests can visit the Myrtles plantation and stay the night. There are 16 different accommodations (range between $115-$400 per night). Visitors can also partake in historical or mystery tours.
5. Lemp Mansion
Location: 3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118
The Lemp mansion was home to former beer tycoons. Within the Lemp mansion, four Lemp family members committed suicide at different points in time. Guests can rent a room at the Lemp mansion; rates range from $180-550 a night (depending on the day and time of year).