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1) The Valley of the Kings in Egypt

"Entrance to one of the Royal Tombs at Thebes"

Taken from "TRAVELS IN EGYPT DURING 1818 AND 1819" by EDWARD DE MONTULE Published 1821

"Gates of the King" The official name for the site in ancient times was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, Ta-sekhet-ma'at (the Great Field). is a valley in Egypt where for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs situated) and West Valley.

 

The area has been a focus of concentrated archaeological and egyptological exploration since the end of the eighteenth century, and its tombs and burials continue to stimulate research and interest. In modern times the valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (with its rumours of the Curse of the Pharaohs), and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. In 1979, it became a World Heritage Site, along with the rest of the Theban Necropolis.

The Valley was used for primary burials from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC, and contains at least 63 tombs, beginning with Thutmose I (or possibly earlier, during the reign of Amenhotep I), and ending with Ramesses X or XI.

Despite the name, the Valley of the Kings also contains the tombs of favorite nobles as well as the wives and children of both nobles and pharaohs. Around the time of Ramesses I (ca. 1301 BC) construction commenced in the separate Valley of the Queens, although some wives continued to be buried with their husbands in the Valley of the Kings.


2) New York City

The City of New York is a city in the southern end of the state of New York and the most populous city in the United States of America. New York City is a global economic center, with its business, finance, trading, law, and media organizations having worldwide influence. On the highest tier of Alpha World cities, New York is also an important cultural center, with many museums, galleries, and performance venues. As the home of the United Nations, the city is a hub for international diplomacy and it's haunted by ghosts.

The region was inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans at the time of its European discovery in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian explorer in the service of the French crown, who called it "Nouvelle Angoulême" (New Angoulême). European settlement began with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement, later called "New Amsterdam," on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1614. Dutch colonial Director-General Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from the Canarsie Native Americans in 1626 (legend, now disproved, says that Manhattan was purchased for $24 worth of glass beads). In 1664, the British conquered the city and renamed it "New York" after the English Duke of York and Albany.

 

New York City grew in importance as a trading port while under British rule. In 1754, Columbia University was founded under charter by King George II as King's College in Lower Manhattan. The city emerged as the theater for a series of major battles known as the New York Campaign during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress met in New York City and in 1789 the first President of the United States, George Washington, was inaugurated at Federal Hall on Wall Street. New York City was the capital of the United States until 1790.

During the 19th century, the city was transformed by immigration, a visionary development proposal called the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 that expanded the city street grid to encompass all of Manhattan, and the opening in 1819 of the Erie Canal, which connected the Atlantic port to the vast agricultural markets of the North American interior.

With the many years of New Yorks extraordinary population density the muners of ghost and hauntings is staggering. " The City that Never Sleeps... is it because of ghosts?"


3) Rome

"All Roads Lead To Rome"

The Roman roads were essential for the growth of the Roman empire, by enabling the Romans to move armies. A proverb says that "all roads lead to Rome." Roman roads were designed that way to hinder provinces organising resistance against the Empire. At its peak, the Roman road system spanned 52,819 miles and contained about 372 links.

The ancient Etruscan bronze Capitoline Wolf suckles the infant twins Romulus and Remus.

Rome (Italian: Roma) is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region, as well as the country's largest and most populous comune, with more than 2.7 million residents (December 2006, demo.istat.it). Its metropolitan area is Italy's second after Milan. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber.

Rome, Caput mundi ("capital of the world"), la Città Eterna ("the Eternal City"), Limen Apostolorum ("threshold of the Apostles"), la città dei sette colli ("the city of the seven hills") or simply l'Urbe ("the City"), is thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. The Historic Centre of Rome is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC, but archaeological evidence supports the theory that Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the Palatine Hill and in the area of the future Roman Forum, coalescing into a city in the 8th century BC. That city developed into the capital of the Roman Kingdom (ruled by a succession of seven kings, according to tradition), Roman Republic (from 510 BC, governed by the Senate), and finally the Roman Empire (from 31 BC, ruled by an Emperor); this success depended on military conquest, commercial predominance, as well as selective assimilation of neighboring civilizations, most notably the Etruscans and Greeks. Roman dominance expanded over most of Europe and the shores of the Mediterranean sea, while its population surpassed one million inhabitants. For almost a thousand years, Rome was the most politically important, richest and largest city in the Western world, and remained so after the Empire started to decline and was split, even if it ultimately lost its capital status to Milan and then Ravenna, and was surpassed in prestige by the Eastern capital Constantinople.

 

Some of the Haunted Hot Spots of Rome are the Colosseum (70-80), the largest amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire. Originally capable of seating 50,000 spectators, it was used for gladiatorial combat. The list of the very important monuments of ancient Rome includes the Roman Forum, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon, the Trajan's Column, the Trajan's Market, the Catacombs of Rome, the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, the Arch of Constantine, the Pyramid of Cestius, the Bocca della Verità and the Catacombs.


4) Paris

Paris is the capital city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region ("Région parisienne"). Paris has an estimated population of 2,153,600 within its administrative limits.

From the Eifle Tower to Paris's underground tunnes, and the famous Catacombs of the dead this is truly one of the most haunted cities on the eruopeon continent next to Rome. The name Paris, pronounced ['pærEs] in English and [pa?i] (help·info) in French, derives from that of its pre-Roman-era inhabitants, the Gaulish tribe known as the Parisii. The city was called Lutetia (/lutetja/) during the first- to sixth-century Roman occupation, but the present name began to replace this towards the end of that period.

Paris has many nicknames, but its most famous is 'The City of Light' (La Ville-lumière), a name it owes both to its fame as a centre of education and ideas and its early adoption of street-lighting.

The earliest archeological signs of permanent habitation in the Paris area date from around 4200 BC. Known boatsmen and traders, a sub-tribe of the celtic Senones, the Parisii, settled the area near the river Seine from around 250 BC.

The Roman westward campaigns had conquered the Paris basin in 52 BC. A permanent Roman settlement began towards the end of the same century on Paris' Left Bank Sainte Geneviève Hill and Île de la Cité island, in a town first called Lutetia, but later becoming Gallicised Lutèce. The Gallo-Roman town expanded greatly over the following centuries, becoming a prosperous city with palaces, a forum, baths, temples, theatres and an amphitheatre.

Three of the most famous Parisian landmarks are the twelfth century cathedral Notre Dame de Paris on the Île de la Cité, the nineteenth century Eiffel Tower, and the Napoleonic Arc de Triomphe. The Eiffel Tower was a "temporary" construction by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exposition but the tower was never dismantled and is now an enduring symbol of Paris. It is visible from many parts of the city as are the Tour Montparnasse skyscraper and the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur on the Montmartre hill.

The Historical axis is a line of monuments, buildings and thoroughfares that run in a roughly straight line from the city centre westwards: the line of monuments begins with the Louvre and continues through the Tuileries Gardens, the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe centred in the Place de l'Étoile circus. From the 1960s the line was prolonged even further west to the La Défense business district dominated by square-shaped triumphal Grande Arche of its own; this district hosts most of the tallest skyscrapers in the Paris urban area. The Invalides museum is the burial place for many great French soldiers, including Napoleon, and the Panthéon church is where many of France's illustrious men and women are buried. The former Conciergerie prison held some prominent ancien régime members before their deaths during the French Revolution. Another symbol of the Revolution are the two Statues of Liberty located on the Île des Cygnes on the Seine and in the Luxembourg Garden. A larger version of the statues was sent as a gift from France to America in 1886 and now stands in New York City's harbour.

 

The Palais Garnier built in the later Second Empire period, houses the Paris Opera and the Paris Opera Ballet, while the former palace of the Louvre now houses one of the most famous museums in the world. The Sorbonne is the most famous part of the University of Paris and is based in the centre of the Latin Quarter. Apart from Notre Dame de Paris, there are several other ecclesiastical masterpieces including the Gothic thirteenth century Sainte-Chapelle palace chapel and the Église de la Madeleine.

The Louvre is one of the largest and most famous museums, housing many works of art, including the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) and the Venus de Milo statue. Works by Pablo Picasso and Rodin are found in Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin respectively, while the artistic community of Montparnasse is chronicled at the Musée du Montparnasse. Starkly apparent with its service-pipe exterior, the Centre Georges Pompidou, also known as Beaubourg, houses the Musée National d'Art Moderne. Lastly, art and artifacts from the Middle Ages and Impressionist eras are kept in Musée Cluny and Musée d'Orsay respectively, the former with the prised tapestry cycle The Lady and the Unicorn.

Many of Paris' once-popular local establishments have metamorphised into a parody of French culture, in a form catering to the tastes and expectations of tourist capital. The Moulin Rouge cabaret-dancehall, for example, is a staged dinner theatre spectacle, a dance display that was once but one aspect of the cabaret's former atmosphere. All of the establishment's former social or cultural elements, such as its ballrooms and gardens, are gone today. Much of Paris' hotel, restaurant and night entertainment trades have become heavily dependent on tourism, with results not always positive for Parisian culture.


5) Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ( (Quechua: Machu Pikchu Old Peak; sometimes called the "Lost City") is a pre-Columbian city created by the Inca Empire. It is located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft)[2] on a mountain ridge. Machu Picchu is located above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, about 70 km (44 mi) northwest of Cusco. Forgotten for centuries by the outside world, although not by locals, it was brought back to international attention by archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911, who made the first scientific confirmation of the site and wrote a best-selling work about it. Peru is pursuing legal efforts to retrieve thousands of artifacts that Bingham removed from the site. Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". The site was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as "and absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilisation".

 

Many call it the most Mystical Place on earth and have reported paranormal expierences and enlightment. Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca empire, and was abandoned less than 100 years later, as the empire collapsed under Spanish conquest. Although the citadel is located only about 50 miles from Cusco, the Inca capital, it was never found and destroyed by the Spanish, as were many other Inca sites. Over the centuries, the surrounding jungle grew to enshroud the site, and few knew of its existence. In 1911, Yale historian and explorer Hiram Bingham brought the “lost” city to the world’s attention. Bingham and others hypothesized that the citadel was the traditional birthplace of the Inca people or the spiritual center of the “virgins of the sun,” while curators of a recent exhibit have speculated that Machu Picchu was a royal retreat.

It is thought that the site was chosen for its unique location and geological features. It is said that the silhouette of the mountain range behind Machu Picchu represents the face of the Inca looking upward towards the sky, with the largest peak, Huayna Picchu (meaning Young Peak), representing his pierced nose.

 

In 1913, the site received significant publicity after the National Geographic Society devoted their entire April issue to Machu Picchu.

On July 7th, 2007, Machu Picchu was voted as one of New Open World Corporation's New Seven Wonders of the World.


6) Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza (from Yucatec Maya chich'en itza', "At the mouth of the well of the Itza") is a large pre-Columbian archaeological site built by the Maya civilization located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, present-day Mexico. Although this was the usual name for the site in pre-Columbian times, it is also referred to in the ancient chronicles as Uucyabnal, meaning "Seven Great Rulers".


Chichen Itza was a major regional center in the northern Maya lowlands from the Late Classic through the Terminal Classic and into the early portion of the Early Postclassic period. The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, from what is called “Mexicanized” and reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico to the Puuc style found among the Puuc Maya of the northern lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Archaeological data, such as evidence of burning at a number of important structures and architectural complexes, suggest that Chichen Itza's collapse was violent. Following the decline of Chichen Itza's hegemony, regional power in the Yucatán shifted to a new center at Mayapan. While the site itself was never completely abandoned, the population declined and no major new constructions were built following its political collapse. The Sacred Cenote, however, remained a place of pilgrimage.

In 1531 Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo claimed Chichén Itzá and intended to make it the capital of Spanish Yucatán, but after a few months a native Maya revolt drove Montejo and his forces from the land.

Seven courts for playing the Mesoamerican ballgame have been found in Chichén, but the one about 150 meters to the north-west of the Castillo is by far the most impressive. It is the largest ballcourt in ancient Mesoamerica. It measures 166 by 68 meters (545 by 232 feet). The sides of the interior of the ballcourt are lined with sculpted panels depicting teams of ball players, with the captain of the losing team being decapitated.

Built into one of the exterior walls of the ballcourt is the Temple of the Jaguar, which features another jaguar throne -- since this one was not buried for a thousand years, its red paint and jade spots are long since gone.

Behind this platform is a walled inscription which depicts a tzompantli (rack of impaled human skulls) in relief.

 

Chichen Itza is today a World Heritage Site and is the second most visited of Mexico’s archaeological sites. Many visitors to the popular tourist resort of Cancún make a day trip to Chichen Itza, usually with time to view only a portion of the site.

Over the past several years, INAH, which manages the site, has been closing monuments to public access. The most recent was El Castillo, which was closed after the death of a San Diego woman in 2006.

According to the American Anthropological Association, the actual ruins of Chich'en Itza are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, INAH). The land under the monuments, however, is privately-owned by the Barbachano family

7) Gettysburg

"Of all the forlorn, countless souls awash in time, none reach out to us more than those of the dead at Gettysburg . . . Their presence on earth was silenced forever by death. Or maybe not." -- Mark Nesbitt.

 

Terrifying visions and horrible scenes of the atrocities of a Civil War. Battlefields, houses, lonely roads and shallow entrenchments all still bear the tell-tale marks of three days of gore and terror that seared themselves into the collective memory of America.

Gettysburg. This one word can conjure up all these images and more.

But the horrible days of the Battle of Gettysburg are not just distant memory in this Pennsylvania town. It is as if the soldiers who fought and died here, and the people whose lives were touched by this great catastrophe, cannot help but continue to remind us of what sacrifices were made here, of what was won and lost on the sprawling hills of Gettysburg.

It is said that Gettysburg is very likely the most haunted destination, "acre for acre," in all of America. The dead do not rest easy in Gettysburg, and they are not hesitant to remind the living that they refuse to be forgotten.

Mark Nesbitt is an award-winning author and paranormal investigator who has spent years researching and categorizing reports of hauntings in and around the battlefield and town of Gettysburg. Many of his experiences are first-hand, and he has made painstaking efforts to document as many as possible in his series of books called "Ghosts of Gettysburg." Nesbitt has also presented his findings in television documentaries and on radio programs across America. He is considered the expert on all things Haunted Gettysburg.

His tour company, also called Ghosts of Gettysburg, is available to travelers seeking to experience the paranormal side of historic Gettysburg. Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®

Although most of the paranormal activity is centered around the battlefield, every street of Gettysburg is filled with ghosts of the unquiet dead.

Visit the home of Jenny Wade, the only woman killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, where ghostly activity occurs on an almost daily basis. Visit the apothecary shop in the heart of Gettysburg where the ghost of a mournful woman still holds vigil over the casket of her dead father. Stay at a haunted bed and breakfast that once served as a hospital during the war. The odds are great that you'll be sharing your room with something "else."

Take an extended night time walking tour of Haunted Gettysburg, or opt for the convenience (and guaranteed chills) of a Haunted Horse and Buggy Ride. Visit the old Pennsylvania College Campus where several buildings served as makeshift morgues during the height of the bloodshed. Reports are made regularly of visitors who encounter ghostly apparitions and hear horrible moanings of long departed soldiers. The cries of spectral infants from a long deserted orphanage, another site used to shelter the Gettysburg dead and dying, are said to mingle with the suffering moans of the dying soldiers.

Visit the lonely battlefields where reports by several eyewitnesses tell of ghostly regiments still charging each other in pitched battle, complete with the sound of musket and cannon fire. Visit the lonely paths and promontories where soldiers from both sides held out as long as fate would allow them, sometimes dying and being buried where they fell. Or visit the National Cemetary where reports tell of the strains of the Gettysburg Address still being uttered by Abraham Lincoln 13 decades after the event.

The gatehouse of the National Cemetery is occupied by an invisible sentry still on guard. The apparition descends the stairs, footsteps are heard and a chill of spitiual energy proceeds it, but the apparition never appears!


8) Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War. This was a time of great suffering for George Washington's Army, but it was also a time of retraining and rejuvenation.

On December 19, 1777, when Washington's poorly fed, ill-equipped army, weary from long marches, struggled into Valley Forge, winds blew as the 12,000 Continentals prepared for winter's fury. Grounds for brigade encampments were selected, and defense lines were planned and begun. Within days of the army's arrival, the Schuylkill River was covered with ice. Snow was six inches deep. Though construction of more than 1,000 huts provided shelter, it did little to offset the critical shortages that continually plagued the army.

Soldiers received irregular supplies of meat and bread, some getting their only nourishment from "firecake," a tasteless mixture of flour and water. So severe were conditions at times that Washington despaired "that unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place ... this Army must inevitably ... Starve, dissolve, or disperse, in order to obtain subsistence in the best manner they can." Animals fared no better. Gen. Henry Knox, Washington's Chief of Artillery, wrote that hundreds of horses either starved to death or died of exhaustion.

Clothing, too, was wholly inadequate. Long marches had destroyed shoes. Blankets were scarce. Tattered garments were seldom replaced. At one point these shortages caused nearly 4,000 men to be listed as unfit for duty.

Undernourished and poorly clothed, living in crowded, damp quarters, the army was ravaged by sickness and disease. Typhus, typhoid, dysentery, and pneumonia were among the killers that felled as many as 2,000 men that winter. Although Washington repeatedly petitioned for relief, the Congress was unable to provide it, and the soldiers continued to suffer. Women, relatives of enlisted men, alleviated some of the suffering by providing valuable services such as laundry and nursing that the army desperately needed


9) Jamestown, Virginia

Jamestown, located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, following many earlier failed attempts.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, various European countries competed to establish colonies in the portion of the "New World" we presently know as North America. One of the English attempts, a competitive effort by two proprietary arms of the Virginia Company, resulted in the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown in 1607.

Jamestown (originally also called "James Towne" or "Jamestowne") is located on the James River in what is currently James City County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The site is about 40 miles (62 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay and about 45 miles (70 km) downstream and southeast of the current state capital city of Richmond. Both the river and the settlement were named for King James I of England, who granted the private proprietorship to the Virginia Company of London's enterprise.

The location at Jamestown Island was selected primarily because it offered a favorable strategic defensive position against other European forces which might approach by water. However, the colonists soon discovered that the swampy and isolated site was plagued by mosquitoes, brackish tidal river water unsuitable for drinking, and offered limited opportunities for hunting and little space for farming. The area was also inhabited by Native American {American Indian} tribes that lived nearby.

Despite inspired leadership of John Smith, chaplain Robert Hunt and others, starvation, hostile relations with the Indians, and lack of profitable exports all threatened the survival of the Colony in the early years as the settlers and the Virginia Company of London each struggled. However, colonist John Rolfe introduced a strain of tobacco which was successfully exported in 1612, and the financial outlook for the colony became more favorable. Two years later, Rolfe married the young Indian woman Pocahontas, daughter of Wahunsunacock, Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy, and a period of relative peace with the Natives followed. In 1616, the Rolfes made a public relations trip to England, where Pocahontas was received as visiting royalty. Changes by the Virginia Company which became effective in 1619 attracted additional investments, also sowing the first seeds of democracy in the process with a locally-elected body which became the House of Burgesses, the first such representative legislative body in the New World.

The winter of 1609-1610 at Jamestown became known as the "starving time" as the settlers faced starvation, Over 80% of the 500 settlers died that terrible winter. Several Indian Massacres all helped to forever stain and haunt the first steps to America as a nation.

Throughout the 17th century, Jamestown was the capital of the Virginia Colony. Several times during contingencies, the seat of government for the colony was shifted temporarily to nearby Middle Plantation, a fortified location on the high ridge approximately equidistant from the James and York Rivers on the Virginia Peninsula. Shortly after the Colony was finally granted a long-desired charter and established the new College of William and Mary at Middle Plantation, the capital of the Colony was permanently relocated nearby. In 1699, the new capital town was renamed Williamsburg, in honor of the current British king, William III.

After the capital was relocated, Jamestown began a gradual loss of prominence and eventually reverted to a few large farms. It again became a significant point for control of the James River during the American Civil War (1861–1865), and then slid back into seeming oblivion. Even the Jamestown Exposition of 1907 was held elsewhere, at a more accessible location at Sewell's Point, on Hampton Roads near Norfolk.


10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a past steeped in history and drama. Here the fledgling American republic was nurtured into being by our founding fathers; here the architecture of cities and towns was designed to make the spirit of liberty soar in the common man; here slaves experienced the first footsteps of freedom, debarking from the "Underground Railroad," even as the fields of Gettysburg ran red with the blood of Confederate soldiers who would bring them back to bondage and of Union men who died there to keep them free.

Wherever there is such a tangled history there are always stories of ghosts and hauntings.

Two hundred haunted years have left an indelible mark on the state of brotherhood and reports of the strange and anomalous continue to this very day detailing the wide variety of hauntings experienced throughout the state.

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, has its share of hauntings. It has been said that the Liberty Bell still rings occasionally and that founding father William Penn is still seen visiting sites he knew in his own time. Perhaps he is making certain that everything is still being kept in order as he would like?

There are reports from homes around the Old City that tell of the whimpers and sighs of long ago slaves who once hid within the walls and under the floors of the old buildings, a stop on the Underground Railroad and one step closer to freedom.

There is the story of the carriage that still tramples wildly over the cobblestones of the Old City; some say it is the carriage that bore away the slave Daniel Dangerfield to freedom instead of to the hangman's noose. Hoofbeats and gunshots accompany the sound as it thunders through the Old City and into oblivion.

 

MORE HAUNTED PLACES

There are two other individual places that I had planned to see when I was in Europe in 1983 but Military obligations put the kibosh on my visits.

One is a castle in Zurich. Supposedly so haunted, people have never been able to stay the night.

The other is a private residence in England which is said to have a room, that no one has lived who went down into it. The entrance is covered and made to look like the rest of the walls in the house.


Now these are just my personal favorites for my own beliefs and reasons. Sometimes I think, the significance a place has had on history over many many years is more important than what actually happened there over a short period of time.
There are obviously many more and maybe batter ones for others.

For those who believe, No explanation is necessary

Kim Kowalczyk (A.K.A. Alex J.J. Payden)

Also See: 20 QUESTIONS WITH Kim Kowalczyk
A retired detective, a retired career Soldier (RA) one of 4 generations of soldiers & Sailors (since WWI) includehis older sons. He went to Military School in the 60's. And quite disciplined in his work as well his my life. He was born and raised on Staten Island NY. And now lives in New Jersey. Kowalczyk has had paranormal experiences since he was a little boy even before he knew what they were. Almost all of his haunted amd paranormal experiences have been good. Kowalczyk has been lucky many times as has been in the company of at least one other person during my experience. This has lent credibility to what he saw and helped him decide to put my skills to investigating the paranormal. Also Kowalczyk has never felt scared by what he has experienced. Which is probably why he believe ghosts/spirits are harmless and aren't scary. Kowalczyk's two older sons (John & Joe) make up GhostBreakers. Kowalczyk oldest is currently a police officer and his younger son is a former corrections officer. So the Kowalczyk's are very qualified to investigate and disciplined in what they do. GhostBreakers is based in New Jersey and the Pocono's Pa.

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So you dream of real haunted thrills and chills and a amusement theme park too. Well many cities around the world are haunted also. HAUNTED VACATIONS

The top 100 places to see a real ghost and have a Paranormal Encounter.

Some of these Top 100 Most allegedly haunted places are known for their haunted cemeteries, houses, buildings, Roads, hotels, & battlefields and churches. And in some cases a city may be listed and in other spots a haunted hot spot. Please feel free to use this as a Paranormal Travel Guide when planning your next haunted destination ghost hunt or vacation. There are literally thousands of haunted places around the world, and this list only compiles a small number of them.

The World's 100 Most Haunted Places

The World's 100 Most Haunted Places

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Alabama
Montgomery - Tutwiler Hotel

Alaska
Skagway - Golden North Hotel

Arkansas
Eureka Springs - Crescent Hotel

Arizona
Flagstaff - Monte Vista Hotel
Douglas - Gadsden Hotel
Phoenix - Hotel San Carlos
Prescott - Hotel Vendome; Hassayampa Inn
Scottsdale - The Hermosa Inn

California
Carmel-by-the-Sea - La Playa Hotel and Cottages
Coloma - Sierra Nevada House
Coronado - Hotel del Coronado
Grass Valley - Holbrooke Hotel
Groveland - Groveland Hotel
Healdsburg - Madrona Manor
Hollywood - Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
La Jolla - Grande Colonial Hotel
Long Beach - Queen Mary Hotel
Mendocino - Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suite
Napa - Napa River Inn
San Jose - Hyatt Hotel St. Claire
Mendocino's Sea Rock Inn
San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles Inn
Santa Monica - Georgian Hotel
Ventura - Pierpont Inn


Colorado
Denver - Brown Palace Hotel
Estes Park - Stanley Hotel

Connecticut
Griswald - Homespun Farm
New London - Lighthouse Inn

Florida
St. Augustine - Casa de la Paz
Tampa/St. Petersburg - Don Cesar Beach Resort and Spa

Georgia
Augusta - The Partridge Inn
Jekyll Island - Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Illinois
St. Charles - Hotel Baker

Iowa
Bentonsport - Mason House Inn

Louisiana
New Orleans - 1891 Castle Inn; Hotel Maison de Ville; Le Pavilion; Delta Queen Steamboat
St. Francisville - Myrtles Plantation

Massachusetts
Boston - The Omni Parker House
Salem - The Hawthorne Hotel

Michigan
Marquette - The Landmark Inn

Mississippi
Natchez - Monmouth Plantation

New York
Bolton Landing - The Sagamore
Grand Island - Holiday Inn

North Carolina
Asheville - Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
Chapel Hill - Carolina Inn

Ohio
Cincinnati - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Oregon
Portland - The Heathman Hotel

Pennsylvania

Bethlehem - Hotel Bethlehem
Gettysburg - Farnsworth House Inn

Texas
San Antonio - Menger Hotel
Galvez Hotel - Galveston

Vermont
Manchester Village - The Equinox

Washington
San Juan Islands - Rosario Resort

Washington, DC
Omni Shoreham Hotel; Hay-Adams Hotel; Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

Wisconsin
Fond du Lac - Ramada Plaza Hotel
Milwaukee - Pfister Hotel

Wyoming
Casper - Ivy House Inn
Cheyenne - The Plains Hotel
Jackon Hole - The Wort Hotel

 

Real Haunted Cities in America

New Orleans, Louisiana
Galveston, Texas
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Key West, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Charleston, South Carolina
San Francisco, California
Chicago, Illinois
Miami, Florida
Salem, Massachusetts
San Antonio, Texas
New York city
Boston, Massachusetts
Richmond, Virginia
Westland, Michigan
St Augustine, Florida
San Diego, CA
Santa Fe, NM
Jonesbourgh, TN
Hollywood, California
Louisville, Kentucky
Key West, FLorida
San Antonio, Texas
Mountain Home, Tennessee
Sacramento, California
Salt Lake City, Utah
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tucson, Arizona
Tombstone, Arizona
Memphis, TN
Parkersburg, WV
Redlands, Ca.
Georgetown, SC
Portland, Oregon
West Palm Beach, Florida

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