As Halloween gets closer by the day here is something that should help you on your ghost hunts.
If you’ve ever wanted to go on a road trip of paranormal destinations around the U.S., you’re in luck. Haunted Houses Near Me is an interactive map featuring over 1,000 haunted destinations from around the United States.
From houses to hotels, almost every state has a place that’s rumored to be haunted, and this map illustrates how many there are — and where.
The South accounted for a whopping 47% of haunted locations in the United States, followed by the Northeast with 21%.
But surprisingly, the most haunted state was in neither locations. California came in at first place for being America’s most haunted state.
California is home to some of America’s strangest stories, and Los Angeles has long been the capital of creepy murders. The Black Dahlia, The Manson Family, the Zodiac killer — all of these crazy cases occurred in the state of California.
The Hotel Cecil, in Downtown LA, became a talking point among paranormal investigators in the past few years. After hotel guest complained of foul-smelling water, a janitor found the body of an exchange student, Elisa Lam, decomposing in a water tank on the roof. Police could not explain how she got inside, and CCTV footage showed Lam appearing to hide from an invisible entity. The video continues to puzzle paranormal skeptics.
The hotel was also a favorite hangout spot for serial killers Richard Ramirez (aka The Night Stalker) and Jack Unterweger. Both men allegedly murdered women while staying at the hotel.
Riverside County, California, is reportedly home to two monsters — the infamous Idyll-beast, a sasquatch-type yeti that is said to roam the hills surrounding Idyllwild, and the Chupacabra, a spiny reptile-like creature that is said to feed on livestock. Residents have been reporting odd sightings of both creatures for years. Pennsylvania is said to be the second most haunted state, followed by Louisiana in third place.
Check out the map below or go to Haunted Houses Near Me
* This post was written by Amica Graber – www.truthfinder.com