10/22/2011 08:50 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2011

The 10 Scariest Real Places In America (PHOTOS)

With Halloween approaching, haunted houses, hotels, and other ghoulish locales are getting their fair share of attention. But when you think about it, there are plenty of locations many of us visit each year or even call home that are pretty darn terrifying.

Here is a bone-chilling list of 10 genuinely scary places (no ghost stories here) in the US that you may want to avoid.

The 10 Scariest Places in America

Note: This post has been updated from its original version.