The 3 Spookiest Ghost Tours in the US

The 3 Spookiest Ghost Tours in the US

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Halloween is approaching, the time of year when people like to feel alive by inducing a little fear into their blood, and there is no better way than spending the night and taking one of these truly thrilling, chilling ghost tours!

The 3 most frightening ghost tours in the US

If you’re a ghost enthusiast who is craving some paranormal activity, these ghost tours which allow you to spend the night and/or take a ghost tour are the perfect way to a spooky thrill!

1. The Stanley Hotel

If you’ve ever seen The Shining starring Jack Nicholson, then you’ve seen the Stanley Hotel, called the Overlook Hotel in the movie. The Stanley Hotel is reportedly so haunted, it inspired Stephen King, who stayed in room 217, to write The Shining. If you dare, you can still book a room in this haunted hotel. The fourth floor seems to be where the most paranormal activity occurs. The hotel offers both historic day and night tours, although the “spirited night tour” includes spooky tales and introduces you to the “active” phenomena occurring under its roof.

The hotel is located in Estes Park, Colorado, and in addition to the primary hotel, it offers three other accommodations: The Lodge at the Stanley, Aspire at the Stanley, and Residences at the Stanley.

2. The Winchester Mystery House.

According to legend, the Winchester Mystery House is inhabited by the ghosts of those who were killed by Winchester rifles. The Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion is said to have been specifically built to accommodate spirits. Located in San Jose, California, the house was built to firearms magnate William Winchester and lived in by his widow Sarah Winchester. Since its initial construction in 1886, construction continued day after day, continually expanding and adding new rooms, without interruption until Sarah’s death in 1922.

Today, the Winchester Mystery House offers daily guided tours, with sightings reported frequently. Throughout September and October, the mansion holds its annual “fright nights” offering a large, interactive maze, as well as “All Hallows Eve,” a seasonal special event offered on selected autumn nights throughout Halloween.

There have been a number of movies made featuring the Winchester House, including Winchester (2018), Stephen King’s Rose Red (2002), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003). It’s also arguable that the movies The Haunting and The Legend of Hell House were also inspired by the Winchester House.

3. The Blumhouse of Horrors

Blumhouse is the production company that has brought us movies like Paranormal Activity and Insidious.

It is said that at an old Los Angeles theater, in the 1930s, the wife of the owner, who desperately wanted to be a magician’s assistance, climbed into a magic box…and never came back, The Travel Channel reports.

Known as The Blumhouse of Horrors, the haunted Variety Arts Theater in downtown Los Angeles is normally closed to the public. But in October into November, the theater is opened to the public as a venue for scary experiences. Even though the attraction employs 40 actors in staged scares, people say the ghosts that haunt this theater ultimately decide to show their thespian talents from beyond the grave.