The Creepiest Towns in America

Posted on October 31, 2012

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Celebrate Halloween in one of America’s creepiest, spookiest towns.  Don’t be surprised if you see a ghost or two in these cities.  MarketMAPS takes a look. 

 

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New Orleans

At different times throughout history, the Big Easy was the home of slaves, slave drivers, pirates, and ghosts.  The French Quarter, the site of the city’s founding in 1718, is a densely populated area with mostly wooden and wrought iron construction.  The perfect stomping ground for weary spirits.  Voodoo and Santeria, two Afro-Caribbean religions, have also contributed to New Orleans’ creepy atmosphere.

 

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Charleston

This South Carolina town is one of the oldest cities in America, and some say the most haunted.  Restless ghosts from the Civil War are thought to haunt the city streets.  Charleston is also called the “Holy City” for its abundance of churches.  But where there are churches, there are usually ghosts.  The many church graveyards throughout Charleston are prime locations to spot an apparition or two.  The Old City Jail, where brutal killings occurred, has a reputation for housing some angry spirits that aren’t afraid to push tour goers around.

 

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Salem

The Salem witch trials in Massachusetts have left this small town with a haunting legacy…literally.  Back in 1692, nearly 20 women were accused of witch craft and executed.  The Joshua Ward House is said to be one of the most haunted houses in America.  It was built upon the gravesite of the witch trials’ malevolent sheriff.  The grave was eventually relocated, but the ghostly phenomena persist to this day.

 

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Savannah

Savannah, Georgia was once voted the most haunted town in America by the American Institute of Parapsychology.  Savannah’s seaport has been used by everyone from pirates to bootleggers to Civil War soldiers, many of whom were buried in the city.  However, modern-day Savannah was built on top of many of these old gravesites, making the city a hotspot for ghostly sightings.  The 1796 Hampton Lillibridge House had to call in exorcists to get rid of the poltergeists that had settled in the house—apparently to no avail.

 

If you’re brave enough to travel to one of America’s creepiest towns, contact MarketMAPS.  We publish the most complete selection of maps of anywhere in the US and worldwide.  Use our map books and digital maps to help you plan your travels.  Our wall maps also make beautiful displays for your home.

 

Contact MarketMAPS today.  We can help you plan your next spooky road trip

 

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