Ghost Stories

Haunted Lane, 1889


Ghostly Categories:

Ghosts Of Route 66

Haunted Forts

Haunted Hotels and Inns

Haunted States (See Below)

Most Haunted Places in the United States

Old West Ghost Stories

Personal Testimonials

Readers Stories



For overall, there hung a cloud of fear, a sense of mystery the spirit daunted, and said as plain as a whisper in the ear, “The place is haunted.”

      —  Thomas Hood

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The most important question each of us has to answer is what happens to us after death.  We don’t want to accept it as finality.  Ghosts are proof that there is a spirit inside that survives death.
 — John Carpenter, movie director

“I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes when it wants to tell about something that’s on its mind and can’t make itself understood, and so can’t rest easy in its grave, and has to go about that way every night grieving.”
 — Mark Twain

Haunted States:


Arizona Sightings – Short Ghost Stories

Ghost Camels in the American Southwest

Ghosts of the Hotel Weatherford in Flagstaff

The Ghosts of Jerome

Ghosts of Tombstone

Haunted Museum Club in Flagstaff

History & Haunting of the Navajo County Courthouse

Monte Vista Hotel, Flagstaff

Oatman Hotel

Red Garter Bed & Bakery– Williams

Sleeping With Ghosts in Arizona


The Haunted Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs


A Cold Greeting in San Francisco

Death Valley Junction & the Haunted Amargosa Hotel

Ghosts of Alcatraz

Ghosts of Calico

Ghosts of the Queen Mary in Long Beach

The Queen Mary: A Haunting Like No Other (more about the only officially sanctioned paranormal investigation of the ship)

The Haunted Drum Barracks

Haunted Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena

Haunting at the Bella Maggiore Inn

La Llorona – Weeping Woman

Las Brujas (The Witches) of Seville

Legends of Bodie

The Legend Of Devil’s Point

The Phantoms of Vallecito Stage Station

Sleeping With Ghosts in California

The Spook Of Misery Hill

Suicide Bridge on Route 66

Tommyknockers of the Western Mines


Bald Pate Inn, Estes Park

Genesee Buffalo Ranch

Gilpin County Hauntings

Ghost Lights of the Silver Cliff Cemetery

Ghosts of the Cripple Creek Mining District

Haunted Denver – Mile High Ghosts

Brown Palace Hotel, Denver

Lumber Baron Inn, Denver

Ghosts of Cheesman Park

Haunted St Elmo

Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs

The Legend of Silver Heels

The Phantom Train of Marshall Pass

The Richest Square Mile is Haunted!

Riders of the Desert

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park


Phantom Dragoon of the Delaware River


Haunted St. Augustine

Haunted Fort Jackson


Haunted Fort Jackson

Legends of Fort Mountain, Georgia

Haunted Historic Sites in Savannah You Must Visit


Chicago’s Flapper Ghost of the Roaring Twenties

Ghosts of Historic Springfield

Ghosts of the Rialto Theatre in Joliet

Haunted Cigars & Stripes in Berwyn

Inn at 835 in Springfield


Present at a Hanging

Villisca, Iowa and the Axe-Murder Man


Atchison – Most Haunted Town in Kansas

Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence

Fort Dodge

Fort Hays

Fort Leavenworth

Fort Riley

Fort Scott

The Ghost of White Woman Creek

Ghostly Theorosa Bridge in Valley Center

Hollenberg Pony Express


Theorosa Bridge in Valley Center


An Arrest

Little White Men in Kentucky


Haunted Cities of the Dead – New Orleans

Myrtles Plantation – A Most Haunted Place


The Gloucester Leagers

The Ghost of Harry Maine, Ipswich


Windsor Ruins – A Silent Sentinel to the Magnificent South

Witch Dance of the Natchez Trace


Columbia Hauntings

Devil’s Promenade & Hornet Spook Light

Haunted Bissell Mansion in St. Louis

How The Crime Was Revealed – A Legend

Jesse James Farm, Kearney

Bethlehem Cemetery, St. Louis

Ghosts of Greater St. Louis

Haunted Bissell Mansion in St. Louis

Haunted Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City

Haunted Springfield

Historic Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs

Independence Hauntings

The Legend of Bone Hill in Levasy

Lemp Mansion – St. Louis

Tribute to the Trail of Tears

Union Missouri Haunting

Wilson Creek & the Bloody Hill Ghosts


Garnet – Best Kept Ghost Town Secret

Ghost Town Ghosts in Bannack


Haunted Seven Sisters Road

The Legend of Blackbird Hill

The Salt Witch of the Nebraska Plains


The Ghost of Armbruster Pike

Haunted Goldfield Hotel in Goldfield

Hell Dogs of Eldorado Canyon

New Mexico

Black Jack Ketchum Lives On!

The Death Waltz

The Ghosts of Albuquerque

The Ghost of Guney, Eagle Nest

Kimo Theatre, Albuquerque

La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe

La Llorona – Weeping Woman

La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe

Luna Mansion in Los Lunas

Madrid – A Haunted Ghost Town

More Haunted Santa Fe

St James Hotel, Cimarron

Phantom Poker at the St. James

Ghost Hunters at the St. James


A Haunted Apartment in Woodstock

Haunted Athens Asylum for the Insane


Devil’s Promenade & Hornet Spook Light

Ghostly Tales of Oklahoma’s Route 66

Ghosts of the Tulsa Little Theatre

Haunted Belvidere Mansion in Claremore

A Haunted House in Cordell

A Haunting in Bristow

Haunted Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City

Haunting of the Gilcrease Museum


Ghost Hunting on Oregon’s Coast


Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

Rhode Island

White Horse Tavern, Newport

South Carolina

Lavinia Fisher – First Female American Serial Killer

South Dakota

Banshee Of The Bad Lands

Haunted Bullock Hotel in Deadwood

Sica Hollow State Park – Spooky & Beautiful


Pitty Pat Hollow – Tennessee Lore

The Bell Witch: Tennessee’s Most Haunting Legend 


El Muerto – The Headless Horseman

Fort Concho, Texas

Ghost Children the Railroad Tracks

Ghosts of the Alamo

The Ghosts of Fort Phantom

A Grisly Past at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Haunted Amarillo Natatorium

Haunted Menger Hotel in San Antonio

La Llorona – Weeping Woman


Haunted Camp Floyd & the Stagecoach Inn

History & Haunting of Fort Douglas

The White Lady of Spring Canyon, Utah


Chatham Manor and the Lady in White

West Virginia

Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum


Patsy Clark – Mining Magnate & Haunted Clark Mansion

History & Hauntings of Pike Place Market

Historic Thornewood Castle in Lakewood

Kennewick’s Haunted House

Tom Cypher’s Phantom Engine


The Death Ship of the Platte River

A Man With Two Lives

Ghostly Legends of Cheyenne

Haunted Ivy House Inn in Casper

Hauntings at Fort Laramie

Sheridan Inn, Sheridan


Ghosts Of The National Capitol

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated January 2024.



Also See:

American Mysteries

Folklore & Superstition

Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries

Monsters & Strange Creatures