It’s that time of year when we like to scare the you-know-what out of ourselves. In an effort to up the creep factor this October, we would like to present the three most horrifying places in the US.
- Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia. The Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia operated for 100 years, before finally closing its doors in 1995. During its operation, the facility was known to be one of the most violent correctional facilities in the U.S., and where almost 1,000 criminals lost their lives. Cramped quarters led to numerous riots and murders. Additionally, a long list of men were executed by hanging or the electric chair in the facility. Tours are conducted Tuesday through Sunday, where it is said the tortured spirits can still be heard.
- Villisca Axe Murder House in Indiana. Josiah B. Moore, his wife, their 4 children and 2 other young girls were overnight guests at the now infamous white house on E Second St in Villisca, when they were horrifically murdered. The murderer was never caught. Reports of unusual paranormal activity, including sightings of a man with an axe and the sounds of children crying have haunted the house for years. The house offers chilling tours from April through November, and the house can be booked for groups looking for overnight terror. Sweet dreams.
- The Sultan’s Palace in New Orleans, Louisiana. The house located at 716 Dauphine St. is a classic French Quarter beauty, but the horrors that happened inside its wall and in its courtyard are not for the faint of heart. In the 1800s, a man called the Sultan lived here, holding multiple wives, children and other women against their will. Neighbors complained about his mysterious partying and torturous ways. Eventually an unknown killer killed the Sultan’s entire family, and buried him alive in the courtyard.
Here at Cronic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to know if you’ve visited any famous haunted sites in the U.S. Tell us in the comments which ones are worth a road trip!