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« on: October 26, 2010, 12:36:26 am »

8 Haunted Tours To Take Now

First Posted: 10-25-10 08:10 AM   |   Updated: 10-25-10 08:10 AM


American history - ancient and recent - has created a rich assortment of scary-as-hockey-sticks sites that are perfect for a Halloween visit.

In the spirit of Halloween week (yes, you read that right), our friends at Goby.com put together a sample of some of the haunts--some of which you may know and others you may not--that can provide for great fright.

Adapted from Goby's own frightening list.

http://www.goby.com/lists/haunted-in-the-usa-historical-locals-to-visit-if-you-dare/3LK

Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Georgia



A well-known and tragic site, this Civil War prison held 33,000 Union Troops at the peak of its use. In the camp, prisoners contended with disease, polluted water, severe food shortages as well as climate extremes. Of the 45,000 soldiers 12,913 died due to camp conditions. Today, the prison is a National Historic Site, open year round, comprised of the prison grounds, National Prisoners of War Museum, and the Andersonville Cemetery.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 12:38:16 am »

Doodletown, Rockland County, New York




Doodletown was established prior to the American Revolution and is now part of Bear Mountain State Park. Most residents had moved away to larger neighboring towns by the end of the 1950s, those who were left eventually lost their homes to eminent domain. The remains of the town are mostly buried beneath forest – but hiking certain trails in Bear Mountain reveals foundations, remains of walls, staircases … and the old Doodletown cemetery. To plan a trek, check out the website here.
http://www.nynjtc.org/historic/doodletown
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Salem, Massachusetts



Another town that has a long association with Halloween. However, Salem has a true historical tie to the holiday – in the late seventeenth century twenty men and women were executed in Salem on suspicion of witchcraft. This grim, and frightening history gave rise to both the Salem Witch Museum, and our ongoing association of Salem with things witching. The Salem Witch Museum is open every day, and in October there are near nightly tours and events throughout Salem.
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Home of Lizzie Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts



On August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden’s father and step mother were both murdered. They were both killed with an axe – and their daughter Lizzie was and remains the most likely suspect. Acquitted of the murders, Lizzie lived out the rest of her life in Fall River and is buried there. The home that she shared with her father and step mother is now a lovely bed and breakfast in Fall River. It offers daily tours of Lizzie’s home and her life before the murders. For more information, visit the bed and breakfast site.

http://www.lizzie-borden.com/Tours.aspx
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Roswell, New Mexico



It’s likely that *something* crashed in Roswell, NM in June or July of 1947. It’s further *possible* that what crashed was a flying saucer. It’s therefore possible that alien corpses were retrieved from the crash site by the US military, who then disavowed the incident calling the crashed ship an “experimental high-altitude surveillance balloon”. If you can get into that groove, you’ll love Roswell, especially the International UFO Museum located on North Main Street.
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Mutter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



The Mutter Museum is not precisely haunted, but it is haunting. The museum was created in 1858 to hold the medical-specimen collection of Thomas Dent Mutter, Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College. The museum holds over 20,000 historical medical objects like the preserved body of the ‘Soap Lady’ (an unusual, naturally mummified corpse from Philadelphia) and the 139 human skulls from the collection Viennese anatomist Joseph Hyrtl.
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Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee, CA



Yes, this park commemorates the spot where the Donner Party spent the winter in 1847. The Donner-Reed party were a group of Pioneers traveling to California through the Sierra Nevada mountains who became trapped by terrain and inclement weather. By the time the rescue part reached them, only 48 of the original 87 settlers were alive. Legend has it that stronger members of the party cannibalized the weak who died. Today, it is possible to camp in the state park now named for the party who perished there. If you dare.
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Bell Witch Cave, Adams, Tennessee



The cave is located, as the name suggests, on the old Bell Farm in Adams, TN. The farm was the site of one of the most notorious haunting in American history. An unknown entity tormented John Bell and his family over years between 1817 and 1821. The ghost (or ghosts?) are even rumored to have killed old John Bell himself. Even today, strange noises and occurrences are recorded in the cave. Read more about it from the Bell Witch News.

http://bellwitchcavenews.com/
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 12:53:44 am »

More ghosts:

http://www­.prairiegh­osts.com
http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/toptenhaunted/toptenhauntedghosttour/
http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/
http://www.angelsghosts.com/haunted_ghost_tours.html
http://golosangeles.about.com/od/losangelescalendar/a/HalloweenEvents_2.htm
http://pittsburgh.about.com/b/2010/10/18/spooky-walks-haunted-walking-tours.htm

Also Waverly Hills Sanatorium in southwest Metro Louisville. Haunted like you would'nt believe!
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