There are many tales of ghosts throughout history -- so who are some of the spookiest?
The History Channel compiled a list of some of the most famous ghosts throughout American history, and the stories will definitely give you the chills.
There's plenty of White House hauntings on the list -- with a few former first ladies still roaming inside America's most famous house.
The spookiest ghosts in American history
The spookiest ghosts in American history
Perhaps the most famous American ghost of all, legend has it the former U.S. president never left the White House following his assassination. His spirit supposedly remains to complete the business of his abbreviated second term and to be available in times of crisis.
Dolley proved she's not one to mess with even after her death. Woodrow Wilson's wife Edith ordered White House gardeners to dig up Dolley's garden, but it never happened after her ghost supposedly scared the staff away.
The ghost of former president Andrew Jackson is believed to still be in his old bedroom -- the Rose Room -- at the White House. Twenty years after Jackson’s death, Mary Todd Lincoln, a devout believer in the spirit world, told friends that she’d heard him stomping through the corridors of the White House.
Former U.S. president John Adams and his wife Abigail were the first inhabitants of the White House. It turns out Abigail never left! Supposedly the ghost of Abigail has been seen hurrying toward the East Room where she used to hang her laundry.
The USS Constellation
The first sightings of ghosts started as soon as the USS Constellation was decommissioned and permanently docked in Baltimore in 1955.
The wife of wealthy Governor Joseph Alston of South Carolina, left her husband’s plantation and sailed north on the Patriot to visit her father in New York City. After her ship was raided, Burr was never seen again. Legend says that she survived and was taken care of by a Banker fisherman and his wife.
Years later, Burr was on her deathbed. A doctor was called but Burr didn't have any money to pay the doctor -- he wanted the painting of Burr hanging on the wall as payment instead. She refused and ran out the door with the painting. The painting was found washed up on the shore and Burr was never seen again.
There’s plenty of ghost ships in sea mythology.
One is the Sarah, named after a woman two sailors had fought over.
The one who won her heart named his ship Sarah, but ill-fortune had it lost at sea of Potts’ Point in Sydney.
Some believers say they have spotted the ghost of the ship off the coast.
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Former U.S. president John Adams and his wife Abigail were the first inhabitants of the White House. It turns out Abigail never left! Supposedly the ghost of Abigail has been seen hurrying toward the East Room where she used to hang her laundry. You better watch out President Trump ...
Likewise, the ghost of former president Andrew Jackson is believed to still be in his old bedroom -- the Rose Room -- at the White House. Twenty years after Jackson's death, Mary Todd Lincoln, a devout believer in the spirit world, told friends that she'd heard him stomping through the corridors of the White House.
Check out the slideshow above for the complete list of America's spookiest ghosts.
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1. The Dent Schoolhouse
Ticket Price: General admission costs $20.
The Dent Schoolhouse frequently makes media outlets’ lists of top haunted attractions — probably because the operators have a great location and legend to start their story. Dent was actually a working school until it was shuttered in the 1950s, after a janitor killed several students and buried their bodies in the basement.
2. Netherworld Haunted House
Location: Norcross, Ga.
Ticket Price: Admission to both MONSTERS and MELTDOWN on Sundays through Thursdays during the season costs $28; admission to both MONSTERS and MELTDOWN on all other Fridays and Saturdays and on Halloween will run you $35.
This Metro Atlanta attraction makes haunted house aficionados’ best-of lists because of its unique costumes, sets and animation, according to the Travel Channel. Scenes from the 2009 film “Zombieland,” starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, were even shot on the premises.
3. Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls
Ticket Price: Pricing varies by date, with advance-purchase tickets starting at $19 and topping out at $45 for the three Saturdays closest to Halloween.
Eastern State Penitentiary, opened in 1829, features tours year around, but the landmark lockup hosts a special attraction every Halloween season to take advantage of the spooky setting. Revenue from Terror Behind the Walls, which boasts elaborate sets and more than 200 actors, helps fund daily operations at the historic site.
Ticket Price: Individual tickets for the haunted houses cost $25 each. However, several combo tickets exist that offer discounts on individual pricing.
Operators of The Darkness run multiple attractions, including three haunted houses: The Darkness, Creepyworld and the Abyss at Lemp Brewery. Additionally, guests can enjoy escape rooms and zombie-themed laser tag, a new feature this year. The Darkness earns points from industry experts for its special effects.
5. McKamey Manor
Location: San Diego
Ticket Price: Tickets are free with a dog food donation to Operation Greyhound.
McKamey Manor is more of a terror takeover than a haunted house. Potential visitors should bear in mind that proprietor Russ McKamey's tactics have been criticized for being too extreme.
For fearless folks who still want to give McKamey Manor a try, the attraction currently offers a two-person "extreme interactive haunt" titled The Chamber, which could last as long as eight hours. Thrill seekers must make reservations, and The Chamber is only open to adults ages 21 and up who sign waivers.
6. The Whaley House Museum
Location: San Diego
Ticket Price: The Whaley House offers several events on different dates in October, including Past & Presence Ghost Tours for $25, Ghost Hunting Tours for $50 and a special event on Halloween, with daytime and nighttime slots available for $15.
If McKamey Manor sounds too terrifying, San Diego Halloween lovers can opt to visit the Whaley House Museum for a less hardcore haunt. Often named one of the most haunted places in the nation, the Whaley House is reputedly home to several ghosts, including “Yankee Jim” Robinson, who was convicted of attempted grand larceny and hanged in 1852 on the grounds where the house was later built.
7. The Myrtles Plantation
Location: St. Francisville, La.
Ticket Price: The Myrtles Plantation offers guided historic tours for $10 per person and guided group mystery tours for $15. You can also take a free, self-guided tour of the grounds.
Now a bed and breakfast, the Myrtles Plantation dates back to 1796, so it probably has plenty of skeletons in the closet. Legend has it that lawyer and plantation resident William Winter sought the help of a voodoo princess named Chloe when his young daughter became ill. However, the child died, leading Winter to have Chloe hanged from a tree.
Winter himself died a few years later after being shot just outside the home.
8. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
Ticket Price: General admission from $24 to $39, depending on the day of the week you want to visit. A season pass good for general admission on a dozen select dates is $59. Dark Harbor also offers a limited $20 Happy Haunting Hour admission for early arrivers.
The Queen Mary has a haunting history, and this Halloween attraction plays up several legends with horror mazes set throughout the ship. The haunted attraction also includes a paintball galley and the Voodoo House Tasting Room for visitors who haven’t lost their appetites or simply need a stiff drink.
9. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Location: Weston, W. Va.
Ticket Price: General admission for Malice is $25. The attraction is open most weeks from Wednesday through Sunday between now and Halloween, but visitors should check the website for specific dates and times.
Historic and ghost tours are available year round at this site, constructed during the second half of the 1800s. For Halloween, it transforms into a haunted house, which bears the name Malice in this incarnation and stars a “demented doctor” who gives life to his patients’ worst nightmares.
In reality, the building was meant to house 250 souls, but it was packed with approximately 2,400 patients who languished in poor, overcrowded conditions in the 1950s. The building operated as a healthcare facility until 1994.
10. Bennett’s Curse
Ticket Price: General admission is $35 and includes entrance to four haunted attractions.
Bennett’s Curse is a perennial favorite because of its impressive special effects, according to the Travel Channel. And operators are always looking for new ways to stir up the scares. This year, Bennett’s Curse features a new haunted house, Ravenbrook Asylum and a bonus show — the Coulrophobia Haunted House, which stars a circus of killer clowns.
11. Hundred Acres Manor
Location: Bethel Park, Pa.
Ticket Price: General admission for this haunted spot’s six attractions is $20.
Cited as one of the “10 Creepiest Halloween Haunts in the U.S.” by the Los Angeles Times in 2015, Hundred Acres Manor is operated by a local nonprofit that donates the proceeds to charities. So, at least you’ll feel good about being scared senseless.
The half-dozen attractions at Hundred Acres Manor span more than a mile outside Pittsburgh and include new features, Hallows' Eve and The Breach, this year.
12. Fear Factory
Location: Salt Lake City
Ticket Price: General admission to the haunted house is $25, and various combo tickets are available for different attractions and offers.
Featured on the Travel Channel program, “Ghost Adventures,” the Fear Factory in Salt Lake City plays up its paranormal past through a collection of historic news clippings on its website. The facility once operated as the Portland Cement Works, where several workers met their maker after being consumed by coal crushers and dying in other gristly industrial accidents.
Today, the site features a zip line, free fall attraction and virtual reality experience, in addition to its haunted house.
13. The Ohio State Reformatory
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Ticket Price: General admission for the Paranormal Penitentiary is $20.
By day, the Ohio State Reformatory — key setting for the film “The Shawshank Redemption” — features historical and ghost tours. As Halloween approaches, the reformatory is transformed by night into the Paranormal Penitentiary, a fortified monster containment facility where visitors can join the ranks of the “Slayers of the Damned” to battle escaped evil in abandoned cells and shaded stairwells.
14. Blood Manor
Location: New York City
Ticket Price: General admission tickets are $30 each online.
This popular attraction occupies 5,000 square feet in New York’s Hudson Square neighborhood and features themed areas, including Maggot Invasion (“They’ll get under your skin!”) and Hannibal’s Hell (“1,000 Ways to Die!”), according to its website. For visitors who aren’t afraid of the dark, Blood Manor also offers Lights Out Nights on Nov. 4 and 5.
15. Erebus Haunted Attraction
Location: Pontiac, Mich.
Ticket price: General admission starts at $23.
This four-story haunted attraction opened its doors in 2000. Featuring 113,000 square feet of scares, it held the honor of world's largest haunted house for several years in the early 2000s. Erebus owners say the attraction is so large that it’s the equivalent of five typical haunted houses. Last year, the facility hired about 250 actors, with approximately 100 performing each night.