Spooky Road Trips in the US
Here’s a daring alternative to the usual picnic or beach day out this summer: A ghost-hunting expedition. Instead of waiting around for Halloween, take advantage of the warm, sunny weather with a cross-country road trip adventure to some of the eeriest locations in America. Mind you that this is not for the faint-hearted. However, if you are looking for some thrill or to test your fear threshold, then this list is made for you.
West Virginia Penitentiary, West Virginia
Built in the 1870s, this Gothic, castle-like structure is recognized as one of the most violent prisons of its time in Moundsville, West Virginia. This prison has incarcerated over thousands of inmates from thieves to rapists and murderers over the span of 120 years with gruesome executions through countless hangings and electrocutions. Today, this age-old edifice receives well-mannered visitors taking day tours through its narrow cells. But if you really want to take a step further, join the midnight tour or spend a night in one of the cells all by yourself.
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Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia
Best known for its extensive history from the Revolutionary War to World War II, Fort Mifflin served a critical part in the fortification of Philadelphia against the siege of the British Navy in 1777. Although it was constructed by the British, this fort has survived heavy barrages and bloodbath – following its function as a garrison and prison during the Civil War. This is indeed a great site to visit especially for those who enjoy paranormal investigations and history lessons with live war reenactments – sometimes with the company of lingering specters.
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Museum of the Occult, Connecticut
If you’re a fan of The Conjuring and The Amityville Horror, chances are you might recognize this peculiar place. Owned by America’s controversial ghostbusters Ed and Lorraine Warren, this museum is home to hundreds of eccentric ornaments and artifacts including magic mirrors, shadow books and disturbing voodoo dolls from all over world – each with its discrete demonic past. The 65-year-old establishment is nestled in the couple’s Connecticut home basement and it is opened to public.
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Bell Witch Cave, Tennessee
Call it a folklore if you will, the Bell Witch haunting remains as one of the country’s classic paranormal occurrences. It is believed that the Bell Witch — formerly known as Kate Batts — was demonic spirit that tormented farmer John Bell and his family for four years since they moved in 1817. When he died, the Bell Witch left the premises and was later sighted in a dark cave close to the Bell residence — which was eventually demolished for safety reasons. Nonetheless, the cave is now open for visits and guests are welcomed to also enjoy the Bell farm scenic land.
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With this adventurous list above, you can guarantee a safe and exciting American road trip this summer with the Pacsafe Citysafe Collection. So, buckle up and brace yourselves for the ultimate uncanny excursion.