Halloween may be over, but the dead linger on… and on. Several haunted hot spots in the U.S. are not dependent on a Halloween moon to make the ghosts come out. Whether a visitor believes in ghosts or not, these places have been shown to be very active in paranormal activities, night after night, and those brave enough to visit are bound to have their senses challenged.
- Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe in Kansas Cityand is located in an old warehouse. In the late 1980s, the building was converted into a haunted house, but closed after there was a fatal freak accident in an elevator shaft. Full Moon Productions purchased it in 2006, completely renovating it and opening the Chambers. During construction, workers reported the feeling of being touched when no one was around, eventually refusing to work alone in the building.
- Netherworld, located in Norcross, Georgia, was recently investigated by Ghost Hunters International, which determined that there is enough evidence for them to state that the site is paranormally active.
- Nightmare on the Bayou is located near Houston’s oldest graveyard. Employees and guests alike have reported numerous ghost sightings and frequent paranormal activity.
- Cutting Edge resides in an abandoned meat packing plant in Fort Worth. Built in 1908, and later abandoned, visitors today continue to report eerie occurrences. In 2009, Cutting Edge was Guinness World Records’ world’s largest haunted house.
- Erebus Haunted Attraction, located in Pontiac, Michigan, was featured in an episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera,” a program about paranormal activity and the people who have experienced it.
- Pennhurst Asylum in Spring City, Pa., is the former site of a state school for the mentally and physically disabled. There have been numerous news reports about poor living conditions and mistreatment of patients. Today, some of those same patients still linger and terrify visitors.
Add to this list Denver’s 13th Floor, which is currently is being investigated for paranormal activity.
Professional ghost hunters would recommend proper ghost hunting gadgetry on these visits, from voice-activated digital recording devices to fancy sensors gauging electro-magnetic energy and imaging.