America's Most Haunted

Murders, ghostly encounters add mystery to historic sites
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2008 3:31 PM CDT
America's Most Haunted
Cell doors slam inexplicably and the sounds of screaming fill the air at Alcatraz, a testament to the bloody past of this prison.   (KRT Photos)

Your local graveyard may be creepy, but mazelike mansions and murderous history make up LifeScience’s list of the most haunted places in America:

  1. Winchester Mystery House: More than 100 rooms and staircases leading nowhere fill this San Jose, Calif., mansion, built by its paranoid owner to ward off ghosts.
  2. Amityville Horror: The NY site where a son said demons possessed him to kill six family members.

  1. Alcatraz may seem like a tourist stop, but screams and cell door slams still reverberate at the famous prison island in San Francisco Bay.
  2. Fox Sisters Cabin in western NY is the site of a faked séance that led to the creation of a religion still practiced today.
  3. The White House has had many residents, but some, including Honest Abe, seem to have never left.
(Read more haunted locations stories.)

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