Ghost Stories of America: Hauntings, spirits and things that go bump in the night

Feed your curiosity with scary stories and local legends from across the country.


Spooky season is here, and ghost stories are being told across the country. Take a journey with us to learn about hauntings, ghost sightings and everything else that goes bump in the night.


We've listened to these spooky stories and now you can feed your curiosity by watching them below.

York County, Pennsylvania

When it comes to local legends, it’s not always clear what’s real and what’s fake.

But in York County, Pennsylvania, the tale of Rehmeyer’s Hollow, with its foundations planted in witchcraft, spells and murder, has more than a shred of truth.

Merrimack, New Hampshire

In Merrimack, New Hampshire, a restaurant called "The Common Man" was formerly the home to Matthew Thornton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The restaurant has gained something of a ghoulish reputation for paranormal activity.

Although the restaurant's atmosphere is generally pleasant, employees say they've experienced something darker, especially in the basement.

Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in downtown Savannah, Georgia. Around 10,000 people are buried in the cemetery, but it only has 700 grave markers.

The cemetery is one of the most haunted spots in the south, leading some to say there may be as many spirits in Colonial Park Cemetery as there are headstones.

Burlington, Vermont

Marie Blais was killed by a train in 1900, but her story didn't die then.

Birmingham, Alabama

The spirit of a man killed in a work accident is said to still roam the grounds of the old Sloss Furnaces.

Louisville, Kentucky

The spirits of doctors and patients are believed to walk the halls of Kentucky's Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but one of the most active ghosts may be a little boy tour guides call Timmy.

Villisca, Iowa

The Villisca Ax Murder House is home to one of the most brutal crimes ever.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

A little boy's tragic death begins this haunted tale in New Mexico.

Abbeville, South Carolina

The spirit of an actress who died in South Carolina now haunts the theater where she saw her final show, according to some.

Orlando, Florida

The name of one of America's most notorious serial killers is carved into one of the tables of a former courtroom.

Excelsior Springs, Missouri

For years, guests and employees of the Elms Hotel and Spa have shared stories of paranormal activity. Many who stay at the hotel report hearing mysterious laughter in the lap pool area...

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Spirits are believed to fill this house in North Carolina.