The social elite here are buried alongside laborers, radical politicians, beer barons, female anarchists, gangsters, and victims of epidemic and fire, equalized by their common fates in their final resting place.
Not only was the building used as Key West's first morgue, it was also the location of the infamous "Hanging Tree," which was responsible for hanging 16 pirates and one woman who had stabbed her husband and two children to death. Ghost hunters claim she haunts the bar to this day.
Exploring abandoned places where ghosts from the past still play out events that led to the place's downfall has such a rich history, I feel honored to be able to find, capture and explore such places before time eliminates their memory.
When a historic attraction has been featured on a show called Most Haunted and gets its own WikiHow entry for "How to Survive a Trip to Mary King's Close," you're guaranteed a pretty spooky experience.
It's often cliché to speak of being "whisked away," but quite honestly when you enter that's exactly what will happen. Were it not for the few slot machines to your left and electric lights throughout, you'd swear you stepped back to 1913.
The legendary Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills will soon open its gates and welcome visitors. The estate's secrets, mysteries and ghosts, however, may not reveal themselves as easily. If only these thick, limestone walls could talk.
Whether you prefer to partake in an eerie reenactment of history, a tour through a spooky graveyard or stay the night with a spirit (or two!), here's a few frightfully ideal destinations for Halloween enthusiasts this year.
These destinations retain their spooky reputation all year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October 31st this year, you can still turn the rest into a frightening world tour if you want.
With Halloween on the horizon, how about a seasonal getaway where you'll have a good chance of seeing something plenty more freaky than fall foliage? No matter which you visit, you're guaranteed some spirited sightseeing, indeed.
Ghost hunting has become big business, with paranormal experts offering as evidence dark shadows and orbs of light caught on film, recordings of strange noises and unexplained temperature drops. Get ready to conjure some spirits at these haunted places.
Launch Complex-34 is a decommissioned launch site at Cape Canaveral believed to be haunted by the ghosts of three astronauts who tragically died there on January 27, 1967. To this day, some NASA employees claim to hear screams and an overall dark feeling when near the pad.
Maybe it's just because the buildings are old and creaky, maybe it's because we expect our emotions to get cranked up to 11 when we walk into a performance space, but these 10 theaters all come with at least one resident spirit.
Hotels love repeat guests. But what about those guests who depart but never leave? Visitors from the past -- some call them ghosts -- not bound by the constraints of time, find their accommodations so supernaturally superior, they never check out!
The SyFy channel calls Virginia City, Nevada one of America's most haunted towns. Lining its wood-paneled sidewalks are allegedly haunted houses and the professional ghost-hunters who roam their historic halls.