The Most Haunted Place in Every State

By Staff Writer
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America is full of spooky stories of lost souls from days gone by — souls eternally tied to places that were important to them in life. Legends of haunted places are as old as the country itself. And one reason for that is we just love to be spooked. 

Haunted house stories also give form to very real feelings of grief and guilt. Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne famously based his book "The House of the Seven Gables" on this 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts. In the book, the titular house is haunted in many ways, literally and figuratively.

Keep going to see haunted places in all of America's 50 states. You'll find ghost stories that span centuries, dogs that keep fetching the newspaper, even in death, and loads of lingering spirits, both friendly and not.

It's time to get spooky.