There’s no denying that America has long been fascinated by the macabre. From blockbuster horror flicks to the time-honored tradition of recounting ghost stories around a flickering campfire, most of us love a good scare every now again. But when it comes to the most chilling tales, real life is oftentimes more frightening than fiction.
Don’t believe us? Then we dare you to spend the night at one of these allegedly haunted hotels – actually, make that a double-dog dare. From untimely deaths to sightings of ghoulish apparition, each property comes with a storied past and a few patrons that should have checked out a long time ago.
While guests and staff report these otherworldly residents year-round, they become especially active this time of year, with Halloween lurking just around the corner. Whether you’re a die-hard believer or steadfast skeptic, these hotels are guaranteed to get you into the spooky spirit.