10 worst in America
10 most brutal and mysterious places in America
1. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery
Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is located in suburban Chicago, Illinois. The cemetery is partially broken, and for many years suffered from vandalism and violation of borders. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery is a popular place with ghosts. The most popular attraction of Bachelor’s Grove – Ghost Ladies in White or the Madonna, which is often seen with a small child. This phantom was accidentally shot in the photo film and became famous photo Graphite Jude Feiz, which for the first time published by the newspaper Chicago Sun-Times in 1991. It depicts a woman sitting on a fallen gravestone, and your evening gown beige develops in the wind. It is said that she walks through the cemetery and is looking for her lost child.
2. Mirtov Plantation in Louisiana
Mirtov Plantation in Louisiana was founded in 1796 by General David Bradford. There are many stories about the existence of ghosts on the plantation. The most famous ghost roaming the plantation is the ghost of Chloe, a slave who was the mistress owner of the house, and was subsequently hanged for his adultery. List of alleged ghosts include: an Indian, who was buried in the grave, which is supposed to be a house; as a little girl who, when owners of the house were asleep, used against them, “voodoo magic”; poisoned family Woodruff – specters of family members left handprints on the mirrors; and soldiers, members of the American Civil War, who may have died in the house.
3. Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eastern State Penitentiary – a former prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently he is working as a prison museum. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, the world’s first penitentiary prison created to realize the true repentance or regret at the condemned. It contained notorious criminals such as bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. The criminals were in complete isolation, they were kept in solitary confinement, which ruled out any contact with the outside world. The main task of the prison was – the destruction of the individual prisoner. Prison is a National Historic Landmark.
4. Winchester House
Winchester Mystery House – the house number 525 on the boulevard in the city of Winchester San Jose, California, USA, is currently an extravagant tourist attraction. In 1884 the house was purchased by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Vincherstera, the son of Oliver Winchester, the inventor of the famous rifle. After the death of her husband, Sarah had an audience with the medium in Boston, who “talked with the spirit of her late husband.” The spirit of the deceased allegedly said that the mishap Sarah (his only daughter’s death soon after birth, with respect to the early death of William) due to the fact that the family curse is killed by rifle, created by his father. To avoid further problems, a woman must build a special house in which the spirits can not harm her. Following the advice of the medium, Sarah bought a house on the west coast. Being a very wealthy woman, a widow has invested all of its multi-million dollar fortune in rebuilding homes. However, she did not resort to the services of professionals, changing the house on their own plans. The house is six floors, but after the earthquake in 1906, the three upper floors collapsed. However, the owner has continued the work, the house is now a three-story, and what remains to this day. The construction went all means Sarah, after her death in 1922 in the safe money is not found, only strands of hair and her late daughter’s husband. The house is designed so that the spirits, haunted Sarah confused when trying to find the widow. So there are a lot of blind doors that open into the walls and staircases, abutting against the ceiling. The corridors are very narrow in the building, the more that the widow was tiny and could easily move around the maze. Some of the doors open to the outside of the upper floors, the walls there are many hidden window. Often there is the number 13 – almost all stairs have 13 steps and, in many rooms and 13 windows. Currently, the house has about 160 rooms, 13 bathrooms, 6 kitchens, 40 staircases. The room doors in 2000, 450 doorways, around 10,000 windows (up to now preserved stained glass windows), 47 fireplaces and a shower. In 2009, directed by Mark Atkins made the film “Haunting of Winchester House”, which takes place in the notorious building.
5. Sorrel-Weed House in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah – a city in the state of Georgia, the United States on the Atlantic coast. Red-brown house has a reputation for building inhabited by ghosts. People say that inside the house, they hear voices. And in the back yard is the grave of killed African-American female slave, who was killed by a family member. The house was built in 1840 for Francis Sorrell. The house was featured in the TV series “Ghost Hunters.”
Waverly Hills Sanatorium 6
Waverly Hills – an abandoned sanitarium in Louisville, Kentucky. In the 1800s – early 1900s, America was covered by a deadly disease called “white death” tuberculosis. A terrible epidemic is cut off not only the family, but the whole city. In 1900, the city of Louisville, had the highest mortality rates in the United States because he was in a swampy lowland where humidity is the ideal environment for the spread of the disease. In 1910, in southern Jefferson County on a hill it was built hospital designed to combat the disease. Most of the patients died, and their bodies were taken from the hospital by a secret underground tunnel.
7. Stanley Hotel
This historic hotel is just 10 kilometers from Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. The hotel served as the object for writing the book of Stephen King’s “The Shining,” which was created by the eponymous film with Jack Nicholson. In the same hotel we were filmed scenes from the movie with Jim Carrey “Dumb and Dumber.” Employees of the hotel said that it haunted, and hear the sounds of piano. Others say they see ghosts in their rooms in the middle of the night.
8. House in Iowa
June 10, 1912 in the small town of Villisca, Iowa attacker with an ax has killed 8 people who were sleeping in their house. The victims were a husband and wife together with their children. Who was the murderer – is unknown, it has not been caught. Local residents claim that since the house inhabited by ghosts and strange noises.
9. Bell Witch Cave in Adams, Tennessee
It is believed that the Bell Witch – this is the spirit of the deceased old woman Kate Batts, who lived in Adams, Tennessee, which is a neighbor of John Bell. One day, John Bell has decided to buy land near the farm Butts. Sam Bell ghost witch lived in a dark cave. Locals say they hear in places strange voices and sounds and saw a ghost. Visitors to the cave to hear the voices of children playing in an empty cave, and see a woman flying over the earth. This mysterious cave is considered one of the most haunted places in America. There are also many fascinating stories and tales of a magical bell Bell Witch. In 1820, John Bell died and Kate Batts suspect in his poisoning.
10. Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts
Lizzie Borden was convicted of the brutal murder of her parents with an ax in 1892 in the town of Fall River, Massachusetts. At first, the police believed that the murder of spouses Borden involved in other people, but eventually the police strengthened in their suspicion that it was Lizzie committed a double murder. She was arrested. Newspapers strongly Lizzie Borden was accused of murder. At the same time, ordinary people have a good opinion about Lizzie and fell on her defense. To defend it in court took the lawyer George Robinson, a former governor of the state. He was familiar with one of the three judges to sit on the case and asked him not to talk about some of the details, which are not testified in favor of Lizzie. All the jurors were men. The process was 10 days, and Lizzie was acquitted. Lizzie has inherited all the property of his father. She sold the old house and bought a new one. Her sister Emma lived with her, but, as told by their neighbors, the sisters had a falling out, and Emma went from Lizzie. Lizzie Borden died in 1927. She was not married. The murder of her father and stepmother remained unsolved. In the US, there is still a “Society of Friends of Lizzie Borden,” which distributes opinions on Lizzie’s innocence. Name Lizzie Borden was so famous that has become synonymous. Some cases of murder with an ax began to call her name. For example, in 1900 in Iowa, on December 1 in his own bed he was hacked by farmer John Hossak. His murder was blamed his wife Margaret Hossak. She was convicted, but later released, and the case was given a new turn. The murder remains unsolved. Margaret Hossak sometimes called “Lizzie Borden from Iowa.” Lizzie is one of the actors in the film “The Valdemar Legacy”, released in 2010.