Believe it or not but some of the top travel destinations around October are to Haunted Destinations! There are more than 1 million travelers each year that make the pilgrimage to one of the top haunted locations around the world! Do you dare start the tradition for yourself? If so, here are the top 10 haunted locations around the world for 2019!!
#1 - The Amityville House
*Located in Amityville, NY, USA
The house located in an upscale Long Islant Suburb, was the site of a family muder in which a 23 year old Ronald Defeo, JR. shot and killed his parents and four younger siblings on Nov 14, 1974. However, most of the haunted legend from this location comes from teh family who moved in a little over a year after the muders. The Lutz family moved into the home knowing well what had happened there. They didnt last long in the house as they noted hearing banging noises, footsteps that couldnt be traced to anyone in the house, mysterious and bad odors, green jello like substances leaking from walls, toilet water turning black, swarms of flies and what seemed to be eyes peering in from outside the windows. Even the family said they felt sick and ofter got quickly irratated at one another. Is this spooky location on your list of places to visit?
#2 - Eastern State Penitentiary
*Located in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Built in 1829 with a castle like look and gaurd towers, EAstern State Penitentiary was the first prison to institute solitary confinement for their prisoners. Prisoners would live alone, eat alone, adn even exersice alone in small yards. If an inmate left his cell, a gaurd would cover his head with a hood so the inmate felt as though he was still alone. Though they quickly discarded the solitary confinement due to quick overcrowding of the prison, it is believed to have caused mental illness among its prisoners. During its time open, both Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton both spent time in this prison. It has been abandond since 1971, and ever since then man;y strange things have been reported. Many report footsteps in the yards, the sound of someone pacing in the cells, eerie noises, and lonely wails that drift through the old dark halls. Cell Block 12 of course is now the most famous for its reported disembodied laughter. Are you brave enough to visit this Haunted Destination?
#3 - Edinburgh Castle
*Located in Edinburgh, Scotland
With over 900 years of history behind it, it would be surprising if Edinburgh Castle didnt have some strange happenings reported. Since it was constructed in the early 12th century the castle has witnessed surprise attacks, executions, and even a brief capture by the English. No as a tourist attraction, Edinburgh Castle offers haunted tours of its dungeons, which once hosted the likes of Duke Alexander Steward of Albany (who escaped by stabbing his gaurds then burning their bodies), Lady Janet Douglas of Glamis (accused witch who was burned at the stake), and an unnamed piper wo once wandered down one of the castles underground passages, and was never seen again. Do you dare visit this terrifying castle?
#4 - Gettysburg Battlefield
*Gettysburg, PA, USA
This is a well known haunted location as it was the site of the bloodiest battle in American history. Over 50,000 young men died in the battle and most believed to be in violent ways. Many say they can hear voices shouting in the mist late at night, or even hear faint gun shots in the distance as if spirits are still fighting the battle. Do you plan to see this historically haunted site?
#5 - The Myrtles Plantation
*St. Francisville, LA, USA
The Estate in St. Francisville was built in 1796 by General David Bradford. Some say they witnessed as many as 10 murders by the general in this home while he occupied it. One of the most famous stories is about a slave named Chloe, who had her ear chopped off for ignoring her masters. She poisened a cake that she fed to her masters two daughters who both died. It is said both Chloe and the girls are seen at nights wanders the halls of the plantation. Do you dare go see if you can find Chloe at this terrifying location?
#6 - The Queen Mary
*Docked in Long Beach, CA, USA
The former luxury ocean liner adn war shiped nicknamed "The Grey Ghost". The Queen Mary was purchased back in 1967 by the city of Long Beach and turned into a hotel and became a popular tourist attraction. There are a handful of ghosts still reported to be seen around the ship such as a sailor who died in the ships engine room, a "lady in white", and children who drowned in the ships pool. Is this on your to do travel trips?
#7 - The Tower of London
*London, England, UK
Built by William the Conqueror in teh 11th century, this former political prison adn place of many executions has long been viewed as the most haunted building in the British Isles. Among the reported ghosts seen through out the fortress are the spirits of Anne Boleyn, the wife of Henery VIII, who was beheaded in 1536, Lady Jane Grey, who was spotted by a gaurdsmen on the 403rd anniversary of her deaht, and Sir Walter Raleigh. Is this a quick stop on your next UK trip?
#8 - The Whaley House
*San Deigo, CA, USA
Even hardened government skeptics apparently couldnt refute the evidence that this home in San Diego harbors spirits. In the 1960's the US Commerce Department classified the Whaley House as haunted. Many places like the "Travel Channel" have dubbed it as Americas most supernational home. The scariest ghost was "Yankee" Jim Robinson, who was hanged on teh site in 1852. When James Whaley built the house in 1857, he claimed to hear Robinson walking loudly through the halls. Mr. and Mrs. Whaley are said to also haunt the house, making their precense know with cigar smoke and perfume. Do you dare walk through the government sanctioned haunted house?
#9 - The White House
* Washington DC, USA
The most famous house in the USA is also supposed ot be one of its most haunted. According to lore, some of its inhabaitants felt such ties to the oval office, they chose to linger there, even after death. Its said the ghost of Abigail Adams (wife of John Adams) does the laundry still to this day in teh East Room, while Dolley Madison's spirit likes to walk the Rose Garden at night. Of course, the one most well known is that Abe Lincoln still visits the Lincoln Bdroom on many a state visit. Do you dare learn more on your next trip to the USA Capitol?
#10 - The Winchester House
* San Jose, CA, USA
This house is called the house of many rooms, or mystery growing house by many. This house is also certified by the US Department of Commerce as haunted. After the death of her husband and child, Sara Winchester (Wife of the rifle-makers son) consulted a pshycic who told her that her family had been killed by the ghosts of those killed by the family made guns. The phsycic told Sara the only way to appease the spirits was to continuesly add on to the families mansion. Workmen labored on the property every hour of every day for 38 years. The 160 room estate, built entirely without any blueprints, is a truly bizzare home with staircases and doors that lead to nowhere. Do you dare go into this haunted maze of a house?
Of course if you go to any of these haunted locations or have already been, share your photos and tag #SoarFare so we can share your brave trips with everyone! Of course, Happy Halloween from all of us here at SoarFare! Be safe out there, and dont get spooked by the big ticket prices of flights! Let SoarFare help break them down and make traveling far less scary! There is a Whole World out There, Go See It!