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Top Spooky Sites in America

Top Spooky Sites in America


Published on October 27th, 2022 in Destinations

Scary places can be spine-tingling, historical, or even fun and silly. Since Halloween is the perfect time to explore the paranormal; consider what level of “fright” you’d like to experience.

Fright Level: Low

If you’re a history buff intrigued by famous forts and battlefields that saw heroic battles (and great losses), check out this list. Interested in something more light-hearted? Several theme parks and local haunted houses are great for a thrill without too many hair-raising surprises. (Be sure to read reviews for local attractions to know what to expect.)

Fright Level: High

If it’s the truly scary you’re seeking, you have several choices. The U.S. is home to many haunted houses, hotels and other sites offering glimpses into the afterlife. You can even tour prisons with spine-tingling stories—a few feature overnight stays!

So why do some of us take pleasure in being scared? What’s the attraction to events and places we can’t quite explain? Experts say many of us enjoy the thrill of the unknown and like being surprised. For those people, the rush of fear, followed by the knowledge that the threat isn’t real, creates a release of endorphins.

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