America's Most Haunted

Murders, ghostly encounters add mystery to historic sites
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 3:31 PM CDT
Cell doors slam inexplicably and the sounds of screaming fill the air at Alcatraz, a testament to the bloody past of this prison.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Your local graveyard may be creepy, but mazelike mansions and murderous history make up LifeScience’s list of the most haunted places in America:

  1. Winchester Mystery House: More than 100 rooms and staircases leading nowhere fill this San Jose, Calif., mansion, built by its paranoid owner to ward off ghosts.
  2. Amityville Horror: The NY site where a son said demons possessed him to kill six family members.

  1. Alcatraz may seem like a tourist stop, but screams and cell door slams still reverberate at the famous prison island in San Francisco Bay.
  2. Fox Sisters Cabin in western NY is the site of a faked séance that led to the creation of a religion still practiced today.
  3. The White House has had many residents, but some, including Honest Abe, seem to have never left.