Haunted Places: North America (6 Part Series)

I’m starting another series for this month. Yes, with 31 posts, there’s gonna be series, and plenty of them. I already started True Horror Tuesdays, “31 of…”, and the History of Halloween series this week. I have a few “usual” series popping up, like Foodie Friyay and coming up this Wednesday, Wine Wednesday.

This series is going to go over haunted places, both common and uncommon. I want to do 2 posts per region, the common, then the uncommon following it. How I broke it up: North America, Europe/Australia, then everywhere else. This might be much. I guess we’ll see.

To start off this series, I’m going to talk about common haunted places in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Tomorrow I’ll do the not so common haunted places. HALP ME NOW GAWD. I’m so uncool.

Let’s make it easy by breaking it up into:

CANADA

Coming from Haunted Rooms, there’s a few in BC, a few in Ontario, and others are scattered, totaling 17 in their list. My favorite from reading this, is the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Vancouver. I really didn’t know how spread out the franchise was. I remember going to the one in Riverside, California, growing up, with family. I have all good memories there.

Now, from the CBC, they list the top 5 in Canada. 3 out of 5 were listed on the Haunted Rooms list. Out of the 2 not listed on the previous list, I’d see myself visiting/more wanting to visit the Fort Garry Hotel in Manitoba.

I’ve shared this website before, but here’s a list of 15 haunted places in Canada. They have a lot of different places that the other 2 don’t have.

If you live in Canada, how do you feel about these lists? Where have you been? Were they actually haunted? I WANT TO KNOW ALL OF THE THINGS.

UNITED STATES OF MURICA

Since I’m an American, there is many things here. This section is easily biased and may be longer than the other two, so I’m sorry guys!

Good ol’ NatGeo….how could I not click on this link when I googled it! Let me tell you, why is New Orleans the first one? It kind of shocks me, but not really, if you get my feels. A former friend of mine commented to me about wanting to revisit the Penitentiary in Philly PA, which they list here. If/when I make it out that way, I so want to visit.

Boston and that area is a good place, off the top of my head, due to the Salem Witch Trials. I’ll do a poll, on Twitter, but should I do a post on the Salem Witch Trials sometime this month?

The Travel Channel is another amazing resource, at least for us Americans. For those international that view American content (obviously I’m American here), is the Travel Channel such a big thing, when researching places to visit here in the states?

Anyway, The Travel Channel mentions the Penitentiary in WV, another place close to me. Add this to my bucket list STAT haha.  Another I’m adding from this is the Weston State Hospital, also located in WV. There’s like so many others I want to personally add to my #wishlistwonder visits, just from this list alone, for the US. Doing this post (and kind of tomorrow’s too), makes me want to travel domestically so much…now to get enough money to afford it and not care *insert cry laughing emoji here*.

MEXICO

I’m not one to constantly source the same sources. I’m trying here, on this one, let alone some of my most recent posts’ sources. But I’ve noticed with my most recent posts, for Blogtober, it’s the same like 3-4 sites.

Well, this is not from the usual sources, at least the last handful from this post and since I started Blogtober (yea, I know…it’s been barely a week). The US was easy for me, since I knew a few spots. There’s more in all three countries, I know. I am exploring more tomorrow.

So for Mexico, here’s what I’ve found, from Amy’s Crypt: This site even includes a video, right at the top. That’s a plus for us lazy folk who like videos or just audio even. From city of ruins, to a reclusive house and a hotel, this post is up my alley for somewhat common places for Mexico.

How many have you been to? Where have you been even, in these countries? Where have you been to, that’s haunted in your country (if you don’t live in Canada, US, or Mexico)? I want to learn more and add it to the bucket list that I’ll probably do when I’m 80.

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