20 Haunted Locations In The United States We Wouldn’t Dare Enter

The White House

Most people don’t think of The White House as the type of building to be haunted, but it’s actually a hotbed for spirits. Residents have reported seeing the ghosts of Abraham Lincoln, Abigail Adams, and Andrew Jackson, amongst many others. Strange sounds and odd gnawing sensations have been felt by Obama himself.

Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville is considered to be one of the most haunted houses in America. Dozens of deaths have occurred here from illness, poison, and even murder. Visitors and residents claim to have witnessed odd occurrences, including jewelry disappearing, awaking to discover they’ve been tucked into bed, furniture moving on its own, a piano playing by itself, odd handprints from seemingly nowhere, and people appearing and disappearing within photographs at random.

The Joshua Ward House

Sea captain Joshua Ward once resided in this home, which was built in 1784. The original owner, George Corwin, was the High Sheriff at the time of the Salem Witch Trials. For many years, Corwin’s dead body was stored within the house, but was eventually moved. Corwin’s ghost is said to still roam through his old abode on occasion.

The LaLaurie House

This old home is located in the French Quarter and is one of the creepiest in New Orleans. The LaLaurie Mansion once housed Dr. Louis and Delphine LaLaurie, a prominent family in the 1830’s. Delphine was a brutal slave owner who chained people to the stove, chased a girl with a whip, forcing her to jump to her death, and torturing others in a secret attic room. Screams of agony of the deceased slaves can be heard late at night. Nicholas Cage didn’t even want any of that — he only owned the house for a few years before selling.