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Jerusha Howe’s bedroom at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn thumbnail

Room 9 is the room to get when staying at Longfellow's Wayside Inn outside Sudbury, Massachusetts. It's said to host the spirit of Jerusha, who has been known to snuggle up to male guests during the night, when they stay in the room alone. But don't come expecting much in the way of modern entertainment - Click to read more

The Haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Louis: Dining and sleepovers with the ghosts of the upper crust thumbnail

Built on beer, the haunted Lemp Mansion is plagued by suicide and ghosts. It's also great for a traditional St. Louis Sunday dinner and overnight stay.

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 thumbnail

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 - Click to read more

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

 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 - Click to read more

Hiking Rockefeller State Park Preserve: Looking for Spook Rock, Hulda the witch and the non-headless horseman origins of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow thumbnail

At last she came to a little house, and an old woman was peeping out of it, but she had such great teeth that the girl was terrified and about to run away, only the old woman called her back. "What are you afraid of, my dear child? Come and live with me, and if you do - Click to read more

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

   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 - Click to read more

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

  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 - Click to read more

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 - Click to read more

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

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 - Click to read more

Haunted Hotels in Nashville, TN: Union Station Hotel thumbnail

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 - Click to read more