Hotels: Spooky Haunts for Halloween
(and the whole year)
by Gill Critchley
Halloween may have just passed, but many
people are looking for a paranormal thrill all year
If you really want to go all out this
year (or celebrate Halloween in style) then why not
make a visit to some of the spookiest areas in America?
You could combine Halloween with a well-earned break
and take in some of the many chilling sights on offer
whilst staying in one of the many hotels on offer.
One such place would be Atlanta, Georgia.
Here you can take part in one of their spine-tingling
ghost tours. On the tour you may witness things that
you find difficult to explain. One group of eighth grade
students got a fright after seeing a spectre on their
tour and were seen running down a street screaming as
a result. Another event that you may experience is catching
a glimpse of a Civil War surgeon and perhaps the most
chilling experience will be visiting an old jail where
some have heard the sound of an old slave singing to
his beloved after murdering his master.
Another place that could be on your list
is New York, here you could check into one of the many
hotels in New York City and then venture out as it starts
to go dark to explore Brooklyn's historic Green-Wood
Cemetery. Here you will be able to visit the "inhabitants"
of the graveyard including; murderers, the murdered,
those who died in very mysterious and questionable circumstances
and also those who died as a result of tragic accidents.
Whilst on your tour of this cemetery, you will hear
many chilling tales of how people met their ends, one
of which will be the tale of Bill the Butcher (from
Martin Scorsese's film; "Gangs of New York")
who is said to have survived for a whole two weeks after
being shot in a bar fight. Another soul who you will
be introduced to is Mabel Smith Douglass. Mabel's body
was found perfectly preserved in Lake Placid 30 years
after her disappearance. It is always expected that
hundreds of people will show up on this tour so people
are advised to get there early.
Another recommended place to visit when
looking for spooky things to do on Halloween can be
found in Orlando, Florida. It may not be the first place
you think of for scary sights but Lake Wales in Florida
is known for frightening people all year round and not
just on Halloween. Spook Hill is the place that people
visit where they put their car into neutral, take their
foot off the brake and roll backwards uphill. This can
make for a very otherworldly feel, even though some
say that it is just an optical illusion. Whichever it
is, it's a very odd experience.
If you have children or you just want
to celebrate Halloween in style then you could find
out the prices of some cheap
hotels to stay in on your trip.
You could combine Halloween with a well-earned
break and take in some of the many chilling sights on
offer whilst staying
in one of the many hotels that host these offers.
About the Author: Gill Critchley is a
UK-based author with experience within the financial
and travel industries.