Do You Love to Be Scared Out of Your Wits?
Do you love to have the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up? Do you like to have shivers run down your spine? What about heart pounding and fast breathing? If you love to get the adrenaline pumping with a little scare, then maybe just maybe the best haunted houses should be on your list of places to visit on vacation.
Why not? People dive off cliffs, jump out of planes and do all kinds of crazy things to get their blood pumping. Why go to all that trouble when all you have to do is go to a haunted house or two? Seriously. There’s a lot less danger to getting your thrills this way. And there are so many wonderfully scary haunted houses to see all over the world. In fact, there are your real haunted houses and the haunted houses that are not so real…at Halloween. But why waste your time going to a manmade haunted house where you know they are going to purposely scare you when you can go to a real haunted house. Where you never know where or when the ghost might appear and give you a scare.
The only problem going to haunted houses is you are not guaranteed to be given a good scare. But isn’t it scary enough just anticipating the scare? Probably so, but it depends on the atmosphere of the haunted house you are in. It depends on the history of the haunted house and why it’s haunted.
Some of the most haunted houses are old and falling down. Or deserted in the middle of nowhere. Why are these the best? Because you’re already becoming scared and paranoid before you ever walk inside. If the area and its surroundings is enough to scare you then what’s it going to be like when you finally get inside?
So where can you find some of the world’s most haunted houses?
You can find one of the most haunted houses in Louisiana. It’s the Myrtle Plantation and it’s said you can hear noises in the night. Or travel on up to Philadelphia to the Eastern State Penitentiary and see where their most famous guest, Al Capone, was rumored to be haunted by an alleged victim of him. And don’t forget the ghost of Ann Boleyn, one of Henry the VIII’s wives, who was beheaded in the Tower of London. It’s said that she can be seen…sometimes carrying her head. Travel across country to Long Beach, California and see the Queen Mary. This ship is said to be haunted by a variety of people, including children and the “lady in white”. Cold spots and screams can be heard in the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, where 63,000 patients died. This sanatorium is linked to reports of mistreatment and questionable procedures.
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