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

Franklin Castle

Constructed in 1865, the Franklin Castle looks scary enough from the outside. Locals claim to have seen a woman in black staring out of the tower window, small children crying for no one in particular, and doors flying from their hinges. Four of the Tiedemann – the original owners – children died within the home. The owner, Hannes Tiedemann, was said to have killed his niece and his mistress in the castle, too.

The Whaley House

The Save Our Heritage Organisation now runs The Whaley House as a museum, which was designated as a Haunted House by the U.S. Department of Commerce in the 60’s. Visitors frequently heard the sounds of footsteps passing through the home, and other sightings are quite common. Even the Whaley family dog is said to have been witnessed in its spiritual form.

The Lemp Mansion

The Lemp Mansion was built in St. Louis sometime during the 1860’s. William Lemp and his family lived there once, but the home had a streak of suicides. Four of the family committed suicide throughout the generations – three within the mansion. Paranormal tours are now held within the house turned restaurant and inn.

Villisca Ax Murder House

On June 12th, 1912, six members of the Moore family and two house guests were discovered beaten to death by an ax in this house. The murderer was never found, unfortunately. Since then, wandering spirits, children crying, and a door that opens and closes on its own are prominent. The house is currently open to daytime tours and overnight sleepovers for those brave enough.