If you like to dabble in scary tourism, this is just the list for you.
Today we take a look at 10 real-life, creepy tours recommended by the Buzzfeed community that are guaranteed to give you a good scare.
1. The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado
“The Stanley Hotel (where The Shining was filmed) offers guided tours, and you can even spend the night in specific rooms that are reported to have ‘higher than usual activity.’ The guide said many people died building the hotel, and their ghosts will often come out to ensure guests are enjoying it.
While on the tour, one of the guides encouraged me to take a picture in this one dark hallway. When I had the film developed, there were two orbs, one on each side of me, clear as could be. So spooky.”
2. The Jennie Wade House – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
“After taking pictures on the Jennie Wade House tour, a bunch of my friends and I had photos turn out really strangely— there were giant clouds and shadows in weird spots.
At one point, we also heard footsteps upstairs and thought it was the other tour group, but then we found out they were in the basement.
A chain that was blocking off a section began to swing in circles with nobody touching it — scary!”
3. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada
“Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is located in a mansion that the state of Nevada deemed haunted after they found a pentagram, human flesh, and streaks of blood in it in the ’70s.
It contains 30 rooms of artifacts from Zak’s personal collection, including an allegedly demonic chair that was used during the Ed and Lorraine Warren exorcisms!”
4. Jack the Ripper Tour – London, England
“Last Halloween, a few friends and I went on the Jack the Ripper guided tour in London. Our host was amazing — she took us on a walk to all the spots where the murders had happened and the victims were found. She had photos and went into a LOT of detail about the killings.
The night itself was freezing cold, which literally added to the chill of everything!”
5. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky
“I did an overnight paranormal investigation at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium just for fun, not believing I’d experience anything paranormal. It was life-changing!
I saw and heard things that night that I never thought could happen. It was both terrifying and fascinating.
I’d do it again any day.”
6. Manly Quarantine Station – Sydney, Australia
“Q Station is by far the scariest tour ever!! There’s so much amazing history to the place, which has pitch black buildings, cold spots, and decontamination showers.
Oh, and a couple of jump scares thrown in for good measure!”
7. French Quarter Ghost & Legends Tour – New Orleans, Louisiana
“This tour in the French Quarter of New Orleans is such a fun and interesting tour of all of the crazy happenings down there. It is especially terrifying to go see the Lalaurie Mansion, home of serial killer Madame Lalaurie.
Nic Cage used to own the home but he would never spend the night because of what had happened in it!”
8. The Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs, Arkansas
“On the Crescent Hotel tour, they talk about many different ghosts that stay in certain rooms and areas.
Plus, they even have a cat ghost!!!”
9. The Sorrel-Weed House Tour – Savannah, Georgia
“The Sorrel-Weed House Tour is all fun and games until you descend into the basement.
It’s hands down the creepiest place I’ve ever set foot in. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I was being watched.”
10. The Joshua Ward House Tour – Salem, Massachusetts
“When I went on a tour of the Joshua Ward House — which was once the home of a High Sheriff in the Salem Witch Trials — I was suddenly overwhelmed by a chilling feeling when I was standing by the basement.
The next day, a bruise in the shape of a bite mark from HUMAN TEETH showed up on my ankle!”
Are your bags packed yet?