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Most Haunted

Updated on August 24, 2011
Waverly Hills Sanatorium
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Most Haunted Places

There are many places that are reported to be haunted, and there may be even one (or more) right in your own neighborhood.

You may even live nearby the places listed below, which have been labeled as some of the most haunted in the world.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium was first built in 1910 in Louisville, Kentucky and served as a hospital that treated tuberculosis patients. It is said that as many as 60,000 people died in this hospital. In addition, there are also reports that patients had been mistreated and had been the subjects of controversial and cruel experiments and procedures.

Paranormal investigators have reported unexplained shadows, disembodied voices, screams in the now empty hallways, and even apparitions.

Rolling Hills Asylum

Located in Bethany, New York, Rolling Hills Asylum first opened in 1827 and once housed the mentally ill as well as those in need of assistance, including those with mental and physical handicaps, orphans, widows, drunks, and even murderers. In the 1950's, it became the Old County Home and Infirmary, then later was transformed into several shops and finally an antiques mall.

Reported paranormal activity in this former asylum includes disembodied voices, unexplained shadows, doors that mysteriously could not be opened even when they were unlocked, and eerie screams.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was built in 1829. Though it was designed to hold only 250 prisoners, as many as 1,700 were forced into cells. Al Capone is one of the most famous inmates to have been imprisoned here. It is said that during his stay, he was tormented by the ghost of James Clark, one of the victims he had murdered in the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929.

Some cells have their own reported ghost activity. In cellblock 4, ghostly faces are reported to have been seen. In cellblock 6, a shadowy figure has been seen sliding down the wall. In cellblock 12, malicious laughter has been heard.

The Queen Mary

The Queen Mary first served as a magnificent ocean liner in 1936. Later, it was transformed into a hotel.

A few deaths have been said to have occurred aboard this ship, including that of a 17-year-old sailor who was crushed to death in the engine room attempting to escape from a fire. This very room has been reported to be the most haunted area of the ship, as many have reported hearing knocking and banging sounds on the pipes. The ghost of a young girl, who is said to have broken her neck as a result of an accident in the ship's pool, is heard asking her mother for a doll. Another spirit, who is known as the "lady in white", is said to be seen in the front desk area.

Other people have reported activity in the pool's changing rooms, including the feeling of a hand touching them, furniture moving by itself, and the appearance of apparitions. Mysterious screaming is also said to be heard in the front hull of the ship, which some believe is the scream of a soldier who was killed aboard the Queen Mary when it collided with another ship.

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