Most haunted places in the U.S.

Countless American cities pride themselves on local ghost lore. Salem—the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials—hosts an annual “Festival of the Dead” featuring haunted

houses, ghost tours and psychic readings. And New Orleans is home to the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, which melds together culture and mystery every Halloween. Local

ghost lore stirs excitement and drives tourism—but for many Americans, ghosts aren’t just fictional creatures invented for amusement. One in three Americans believe that ghosts

exist—and around one in four Americans believes that they have seen a ghost, according to a recent poll. Perhaps more shocking, one in four Americans believes that they live in a

haunted house. American port cities like New Orleans, Savannah and Portland report more than their fair share of paranormal activity—but some of the most haunted places in America

may surprise you.