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Halloween Camping Spots for Paranormal Experiences
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Harold Parker State Forest
Salem, Massachusetts 1 of 10
This pleasant, wooded area neighbors a town that hanged 19 people for witchcraft in the 1600s. The Salem Witch Trials saw 17 so-called witches die awaiting their trials. One man, Giles Corey, refused to take part in his trial, maintaining his innocence, and was crushed to death with stones placed on his chest over a period of two days.
Bottomless Lake State Campground
Roswell, New Mexico 2 of 10
Even though the lakes are bottomless in name only, the creepiest parts of staying at this New Mexico campground are the countless reports of UFO sightings and the famed Area 51. Sure, by day, swimming, fishing, hiking and beach volleyball followed by a gorgeous, firey sunset seems far from bone-chilling, but just wait until you find yourself out for a night hike underneath a wide open sky and nowhere to hide.
Devil's Tombstone Campground
Catskill Forest Preserve, New York 3 of 10
One of the oldest sites in the Catskill Forest Preserve, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the mountain range, this campground is located in Stone Grove, which was rumored to be one of the devil's favorite locations when the area was being settled.
Atlantic Blueberry Hill
The Pine Barrens, New Jersey 4 of 10
This desolate pine forest makes camping at night feel downright creepy—especially since the Jersey Devil supposedly terrorized the area for 200 years. Many described it as a flying two-legged creature with hooves. Others say a woman named "Mother Leeds" invoked the devil as she gave birth to her 13th child, who flew off into the night shortly thereafter. Even Napolean Bonaparte's brother has claimed to have seen the beast.
Lone Pine Campground
Inyo National Forest, California 5 of 10
This campsite sits near the Golden Trout Wilderness, where Sam Lewis and his wife ran sheep in the late 19th century. It was Mrs. Lewis' favorite place and, when she died in the early 1900s, Sam cremated her body and scattered her ashes there.
Now, people report strange incidents and see a glowing image of a woman dancing, others hear a woman singing and some find their belongings strewn about or rearranged in the morning.
Hunting Island, South Carolina 6 of 10
It's not just the creepy looking Spanish moss that makes Hunting Island a perfect Halloween camping spot. This barrier island—5000 acres of pristine sanctuary for deer, fiddler crabs, egrets and maritime forest—is just a short drive to Savannah, Georgia, AKA: America's most haunted city. The entire area is famous for its disturbing accounts of aggravated spirits, hauntings and frightening cemeteries.
Gettysburg Battlefield KOA
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 7 of 10
Part of Gettysburg Battlefield's evening events includes ghost walks. In 1863, the dead outnumbered the living 20 to one. It's even said that some Gettysburg churches needed to have drain holes drilled into their floors for all of the spilled blood. Well-known battlefield ghosts include the Sentry, who's said to still guard part of Gettysburg College today.
Sleepy Hollow, New York 8 of 10
Not only do these soils reverberate with the echo of the Headless Horseman's steed's hooves, but the grounds were also inhabited by American Indians of the Kitchawank tribe—among others—as early as 7,000 years ago.
Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA
Key West, Florida 9 of 10
Despite looking like a postcard out of a Jimmy Buffet song, Key West is one of the most paranormal places in the U.S. With a long history of rum runners, buccaneers and pirates, many twisted tales haunt this island. When you're here, visit famed Robert the Doll, the original Chucky, who is rumored to be cursed or possessed by voodoo and once traumatized the boy who owned him.