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haunted house tours- visiting the weird in Easten USA?

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1. Posted by EddieSpecs (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

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Anyone know of any weird places/haunted houses or ghost/gothic tours in Easter USA during January/February?

Does Salem shut-up for the Winter?

found www.roadsideamerica.com but it's not coming up with much I'm looking for, it's more random rubbish like "the smallest church in America"

also http://www.fxsupply.com/haunted_house/HHlist.html#ct which seems okay, but not many details.

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

hey there
Salem is great all year round but wont hav much goin on for haunted tours. You can see the old witch graveyards and the House of Seven Gables! its a really cool town as well.

Plymouth, MA - southshore, may have a ghost tour but cant promise. but has ye Olde cemeteries taht are really "goth" approved!

If u really want to see the Ghostly haunts of New England theres a great book out called... aptly... - New England Ghost stories - i have bought this book years ago and went to many of the places - really creepy as they are also apart of the folklore of the area and I knew about most of these "haunts" well before the book came out - BUT you need a car!

anyway heres a good list of books -> http://www.invink.com/neweng.html

Theres also a haunted trolley tour u can take of Boston.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

U may also wanna check out Charlestown, S Carolina is meant to be the most haunted place in the US. and Ofcourse New Orleans if you heading that direction.

4. Posted by EddieSpecs (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Just heading up East Coast so anywhere the railways go is good for me! Sounds good Jeff, thanks.

Heard about a "Murder Mystery and Mayhem: Crime Coach" in Miami, but not sure when it happens. If anyone knows for sure, please post.

5. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

i was recentley in salem... theres more ghosthunting there than you can handle. its about 20 minuntes outside of boston. boston's pretty kickass as it is though.

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 10y

For anybody looking for ghostly haunts out on the west coast, I recommend the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. It was ranked the second most haunted place in the US by the Travel Channel.

It was a six-room farmhouse purchased by Sarah Winchester (of Winchester rifle fame) in 1881 that she built on for 41 straight years to confuse the ghosts of the people that were supposedly after her because they were killed by her husband's rifle.

At the time of her death in 1922, the six room farmhouse had 160 rooms, 9 fireplaces (only 3 that worked), 18 stairways (some built in the most unusual way or leading nowhere), seance rooms, and you have to walk over a mile just to tour the major part of the house.

Also, it's right across the street from the best mall in the Silicon Valley, and just a short ways from the airport, so you can combine shopping with a trip to the haunted house.

Enjoy.

P.S. Nobody knows for sure exactly how many rooms the house has, since they counted the rooms over and over again for five years and never got the same count. So, when you take the tour, stay with your group--otherwise, they may not find you for a week or so.

7. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y

It was a six-room farmhouse purchased by Sarah Winchester

I have heard of this - does sound coool!

it's right across the street from the best mall in the Silicon Valley

guuhhhhh American Malls are quite wierd and scary places!

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