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The best haunted hotels and inns: Lemp Mansion – A house built on beer, brought down by suicides and debauchery makes for a great ghoulish destination

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The haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri Ann Barrett: What did he do to make this house so evil, Mr. Fischer? Benjamin Franklin Fischer: Drug addiction, alcoholism, sadism, beastiality, mutilation, murder, vampirism, necrophilia, cannibalism, not to mention a gamut of sexual goodies. Shall I go on? Ann Barrett: How did it end? Benjamin Franklin […]

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Yorktown Ghost Stories: Colonial era ghosts still haunt the streets of this landmark village of the American Revolution

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 Nelson House, c. 1730, Colonial National Historic Park, Yorktown Battlefield, Yorktown, Virginia. Click to see more Yorktown pictures from History and Haunts The Nelson House is an imposing edifice by anyone’s standards. Three stories tall and on a hill overlooking the James River, the house was believed to be for a time, the headquarters of […]

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The Bell Witch Cave and Cabin: An American haunting in the hills of Tennessee turns up tales of Kate, Betsy and old John Bell

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   The entrance to Bell Witch Cave. To view more photos from the Bell Witch Cave and Cabin in Adams, Tennessee, click here   “When we were kids, Jerry used to make fun of Herbie Bell, making different names up based on Bell. Hell’s bells. Herbie’s belly, shit like that. Anyway, one day here comes […]

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A Brief History of the Bell Witch Hauntings and a visit to the Bell Witch Cave in Adams, TN

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  Reconstruction of John Bell’s Cabin, epicenter of the Bell Witch hauntings in Adams, Tennessee. To see more images of the Bell Cabin and Bell Witch Cave, click here A remarkable occurrence, which attracted wide-spread interest, was connected with the family of John Bell, who settled near what is now Adams Station about 1804. So great […]

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Haunted Inns of New England, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn and the ghost of Jerusha Howe

The haunted Longfellow's Wayside Inn

The haunted Longfellow’s Wayside Inn near Sudbury, Massachusetts. Click here to view more images from the Wayside Inn One Autumn night, in Sudbury town, Across the meadows bare and brown, The windows of the wayside inn Gleamed red with fire-light through the leaves Of woodbine, hanging from the eaves Their crimson curtains rent and thin. […]

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America’s Haunted Inns: Bardstown Kentucky’s chilling Old Talbott Tavern lives up to its reputation

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The Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, Kentucky. For more images of Bardstown, click here It was late in the evening, the manager of Talbott Tavern and a cook were making their way up the stairs towards the safe, when they saw the figure of a man in a long coat walking across the landing. Hurrying up, […]

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Haunted Hotels in Nashville, TN: Union Station Hotel

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The Union Station Hotel in Nashville is a non-smoking hotel, and the lady needed a smoke before bed. She stepped out on the old platform, saw the bellhops and valets busy at their station and lit up. At the end of the platform she notices a woman, looking anxiously about, and pays little attention. The […]

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Concord’s Colonial Inn: Revolutionary ghosts of a literary nature

Concord's haunted Colonial Inn

The overnight shift at the front desk of Concord’s Colonial Inn is a lot like most small inns. After the last guest is checked in, restaurants and bars closed, there’s paperwork, reports and printing out bills for those checking out in the morning to keep you busy during those hazy hours of sleeplessness. One evening, […]

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Long Island’s Jamesport Manor Inn: An insider’s story

Long Island's haunted Jamesport Manor Inn

You can get used to about anything, living at the Jamesport Manor Inn on Long Island. A former dishwasher who was also a tenant before it burned and was restored, proved it one afternoon as he was at his sink, doing his job. A waitress, who was also familiar with the specter of what people […]

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The Salem Inn: Hauntingly lovely in Witch City, MA

The Haunted Salem Inn, Salem MA

The Salem Inn, Salem, Massachusetts. The young lady had just walked away from her post at the guest counter of the Salem Inn, a tiny little thing tucked into a nook just below the staircase – and stepped into the parlor to light the fire and warm up a bit. It was cold, early winter […]

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