If you live on the east coast and having a liking for being scared, this article is perfect for you. I will go into depth of explaining the top five most haunted places on the east coast, you can check them out if you dare.
St. Augustine Lighthouse, Florida.
St. Augustine is famously known for being one of the first established colonies in The United States, that also means there are many lost spirits in the city. One of the most famously paranormal spots in St. Augustine is, a lighthouse located in the Maritime Museum. The lighthouse was created between 1871-1874 and was Florida’s first lit lighthouse. But many incidents occurred on the land. A man named Pity Hezekiah was hired to renovate the lighthouse and brought along his family. On July 10, 1873, 4 of Hezekiah’s children and a daughter of one of the workmen, were enjoying a ride, when the brakes failed, and all 5 children were dumped into the sea. While workmen were able to save 2 of Hezekiah’s children, a son and daughter, his two eldest daughters, Mary (15) and Eliza (13), and the workman’s daughter died from drowning. Other incidence is heard to have happened, but not documented. It is rumored that past employed lighthouse keepers have died on the job, for have decided to stay after their passing to help new keepers maintain their important job. It is rumored that in the late 1930’s a marine hung himself in the basement but again, there is not a single document that proves it. Paranormal investigators Ghost Hunters and TAPS have been to the lighthouse and found paranormal activity including footsteps, shadows, and voices. St. Augustine offers three different tours for the lighthouse, the first is a ghost tour ($25 per person) which runs for an hour and a half to two hours, it provides the history and hauntings of the house and is available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The second tour is an investigation tour ($50 per person) that runs from two and a half hours to three, on the tour you can rent meters to trace paranormal energy. The third tour is a private tour, to receive the information you must contact the company.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, West Virginia.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia is a popular spot for people interested in paranormal activity. The Asylum is known for many different forms of paranormal activity and was even visited by famous paranormal investigators like TAPS, Ghost Adventures, and Ghost Hunters. Ghost Aventures even did a seven-hour investigation in Halloween Eve. Those who spent time in the building regularly reported seeing apparitions of nurses, doctors, and patients roaming the staggered corridors; and hearing anguished cries echoing through the hallways.- The Virginia General Assembly allocated the princely sum of $125,000 to build the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in the early 1850s, purchasing 269 acres along the West Fork River opposite downtown Weston. As mental illness began to shift to state responsibility, places like The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum became a dumping ground for the ill and undesired. One famous story about the Asylum is about a girl named Lily. The museum is unsure of Lily’s origin but there are rumors that she was also a dumped individual or her mother gave birth to her at the Asylum after her mom was taken in. After her passing, she remained at the Asylum as the only home she knew. In April of 2010, Ghost Stories did a paranormal investigation series in the Asylum and first found Lily. She is guessed to be about nine and wearing a white dress. The investigation also revealed that her mother’s name started with an “E”. According to the producers of Ghost Stories, patient records from the 1920’s showed a woman, first name beginning with “E,” was admitted to the hospital while pregnant and later gave birth, possibly a girl, possibly Lily. The museum has several different tours including, heritage and ghost tours that range from $15 to $150, criminally Insane ($15) which is a tour that allows people to travel through the areas designed to hold the criminally insane for over a century. Learn about the admissions process and the riot that stopped it all. Photography Tour ($100) The photography tours allow you entry to the interiors of the Kirkbride, the Medical Center, Geriatric building, exteriors of all buildings, and the grounds. This is a semi-guided tour without historical information. Check-in for the photography tour is ½ hour before the start time. VIP Tour ($35) The VIP Tour is an exclusive tour which includes a combination of daytime tours. On this tour, you will walk through the Kirkbride building with an experienced, knowledgeable guide. This tour does not have a standardized script or tour route. It combines history, paranormal, Civil War, architecture, and treatments. The guide will follow the interests of the group in an interactive way allowing for conversation, questions and a customized tour experience. Paranormal Tour ($40) This is a GUIDED TOUR of the 4 hottest spots in this 242,000 sq. foot Asylum. Once everyone is registered, we’ll break the groups up and assign guides. Make sure you stay with your guide. Ages 12 and over accompanied by an adult. Flashlight tour ($10) During the special events at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum we also offer Flashlight tours of the historic Kirkbride building and the Medical Center! Flashlight tours are 30 minutes half historical and half paranormal tours. Even offer special Halloween tours between September and November. This Asylum is very famous and popular if you are a ghost fanatic I would check out this chilling mental institution.
Coffin Rock, Maryland.
Coffin Rock, sometimes called Coffin Hill, is a large flat rock located in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland which is about twenty minutes from Burkittsville. The forest is easy to get to through a trail. In March of 1886, a kid named Robin Weaver (18) was reported missing and search parties were dispatched. Eventually Robin returned, but the search parties who went out for him did not. The bodies of the party were found weeks later by Coffin Rock by a second search party; but the weirdest part is the bodies were tied at the arms and legs and disembodied. The search party left the scene to get help but when they returned the bodies were gone. In November 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams hiked into the woods, headed to Coffin Rock, but were never seen again. This is when the character “Blair Witch” became the suspect for the crimes. It is known that the witch lives on or by Coffin Rock and is the mastermind behind these crimes. Movies like “The Blair Witch Project” were inspired by the stories told, the movies made the stories even more popular. There is no designed tour but you can go as far as you want into the forest until you rest your eyes upon the flat rock known to be home to the Blair Witch.
The Biltmore Estate, North Carolina.
The Biltmore estate does not discuss their past guests who come to visit but there have been several accounts of paranormal activity on their ground. The Biltmore Estate was built by George Washington Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895 and boasted an enormous 178,926 square feet featuring 250 rooms. The Estate was originally used as a vacation home for friends and family of George Washington Vanderbilt but after his passing his later family decided to open it up to the public, himself, his wife and others are seen roaming the house during all times of the day. While there is no Biltmore Estate ghost tour there are general tours of the house for $12, wine tasting tours for $25, nature tours for about $30, behind the scene tours for about $150 and audio tours for $13. Asheville offers several different ghost tours around the city for about $20 but not of the house.
Eastern State Penitentiary, Pennsylvania.
Eastern State Penitentiary was the first and most expensive penitentiary in The United States built in 1829. The inside shows it, with walls crumbling and toilets rusting, its no wonder the operation was shut down in 1971. Many spirits roam the halls and create a ruckus to anyone in its way. Famous criminals like Al Capone and notorious bank robber “Slick Willie” stayed in the prison. The prison was specifically designed to allow prisoners to reach for forgiveness without an outside influence. Cellblock 12 is known for echoing voices and cackling; Cellblock 6 for shadowy figures darting along the walls; Cellblock 4 for visions of ghostly faces. Many people have reported seeing the silhouette of a guard in one of the towers. Even though the employees do not like to mention the ghosts, saying they were people once and they respect them as people, the gloomy, negative energy allows someone to think what they want about ghosts in one of the first penitentiaries in the United States. The museum runs daytime prison tours for $14 a person and runs a nighttime haunted house for $20 a person. Enter the halls of notorious killers if you dare.
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