American ghost stories are as old as America herself. Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers haunt the battlefields where they fell; their mothers haunt the homes they never returned to.
Ghosts always seem to haunt the houses where gruesome murders occurred by ax, gunfire or noose. But not all ghosts are sad or malevolent — some houses, their owners will tell you, are shared with happy spirits.
In our search for America’s most haunted houses, we scoured hundreds of stories from coast to coast looking for witness testimony and a bit of history behind the paranormal. We found some good ones for you. Here are the stories and the ghosts behind America’s most haunted houses.
We scoured hundreds of stories from coast to coast to find the stories and the ghosts behind America’s most haunted houses.
Let’s start down in Louisiana, shall we?