Do you love to hear horror stories? Yes, it’s a fun of its kind. Why don’t you visit these places this Halloween! But before that let us have a brief about these scary sites that are famous for Halloween. Spend your afternoons and evenings at some ghostly Harlem mansion and give a boost to your adventurous celebration. Here is the list of top haunted places that you must visit on this festival but before that let us try to dig on the history behind this festival.
Reason behind the Halloween celebration
Halloween is celebrated on 31st October every year. It was believed that on this day ghosts of the dead returns to earth. Besides that, the word “Halloween” came from the word “All Hallows’ Eve” and means “hallowed evening.” Halloween began as the festival of Samhain and was a part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe. You will be surprised to know that Celts lived 2,000 years ago in an area which is known as Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. It is believed that the dead return to earth on Samhain.
Special Ritual of this Day
Trick or treat is an important ritual of this day. It is said that hundreds of years ago on this day people dressed up as saints and went door to door. And this was the origin of Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating.
Tampa Theatre: Tampa, Florida
You can explore this theatre on the occasion of Halloween. It’s said that you can see paranormal activities here. It is a good method to feel scared in Florida. It was built in 1926. It was assumed that ghosts have taken their residence over here. People have heard key jiggling, on and off of lights and many other things. People say that the ghosts living here are very mischievous and they target the people who don’t believe in ghosts. So whenever you visit this place keep your ghosts’ non-believing thoughts behind.
Castle Stuart: Inverness, Scotland
This is an ancient and scary place in the highlands of Scotland. There is a story behind it. I was assumed that thousands of years ago a queen married to the king of this place and he got murdered mysteriously by someone. After that queen marry asked help from her brother to take care of this kingdom. Somebody stabbed him as well. This happens to the next king in the same manner and after that, this palace was converted into a deserted castle. Everyone abandoned this place. But a long time after that a person tried to prove that this is not a haunted place and he tried to preserve the heritage of this place. Now this place is a perfect party place and people organize weddings here as well. You must visit this place on Halloween. It is said that there are some haunted stairs and rooms in this castle.
Queen Mary: Long Beach, California
This is another haunted place to visit on this day. On this beach, a ship is docked and it was converted into a hotel. It is said that you can easily observe paranormal activities here. Room number B 340 is known world-wide for these activities. It is also said that a man was found dead on the bed of this room some says that the doors of this room get closed itself; lights get on and off every day. If you believe that you are a daring person then you can book this for a night at the starting room of $499.
Omni Parker House Hotel: Boston, Massachusetts
Besides being one of the most marvelous hotels in Boston it is also alleged to be a haunted site. This hotel was built in 1855. Room number 303 of this hotel is known as the scary room. It is also assumed that if you say Charles Dickens three times something paranormal or weird will happen. Some people also say that if you say so three times an elevator will come up. Charles Dicken was a famous writer and novelist in America. He died in 1870 because of a stroke. But his body was left in this hotel room by his mistress Allen Turnan so that people could not find about their hidden relationship. It was also the last staying room of the actress Charlotte Cushman when she died. You must visit this haunted place on Halloween and yes don’t forget to say Charles Dicken three times in front of the mirror!
Stanley Hotel: Estes Park, Colorado
On Halloween, this is another hotel in Colorado where you will experience the most haunted and scary activities. Some ghosts are seen in some pictures of this hotel’s stairs. This is one of the most haunted sites to explore in the USA. But don’t dare to have this experience alone. Take someone along with you no matter how brave you are. Though ghosts or these experiences never kill a person they just make you feel scared.
Experience this chill and thrill journey and one more adventure in your diary. But do all these activities if you dare and on your own risk!