Many places in the world that are very old and historical are haunted. Some of those places are:
Glamis Castle, Scotland: This old castle in Scotland is said to be the most haunted castle in the world. Not all the ghosts in this castle were tortured souls. One of the ghosts was a young apparition girl pleading in mute terror at a barred window. She was pale and frightened. A legend about her said that she had her tongue cut off so she wouldn’t spill her family secret. No one really knows what the secret is or was.
Winchester Mansion, San Jose, California: This is a very strange mansion in California. It is strange because it was built under the instruction of ghosts. The owner’s wife was widowed, but was not alone. She once ate dinner with 12 guests, all of them ghosts. When the ghosts build the mansion, they seem to be obsessed with the number 13. An example of that is when ever they would build new staircases, there would be 13 stairs. Mrs. Winchester died on September 5, 1922,
after 38 years of her life being devoted to building and expanding the Winchester Mansion. When some hunters were examining the mansion after her death, they heard an unplugged organ playing.
Alcatraz, California: This is an island found in the San Fransisco Bay. It was once a military base for the US Army, then turned in a military prison in 1912, where you could have found people such as Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Native Americans warned the US Army not to build on the island because it was a place of evil spirits, but the warnings were ignored. You could hear mysterious noises at night, feel cold spots that turned your breath into mist, even on warm winter nights. One really weird thing that you can see is a pair of red eyes. They appeared in the lower cells, such as the D block. Even Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly were afraid to be thrown in there, where the red eyes were said to consume lost souls. One night in the 1940’s, a prisoner was thrown, yelling, into 14D, and continued yelling and shrieking until the next morning. When the guards opened his cell in the morning, they found him dead with distinctive marks around his throat. That morning when the inmates lined up, one guard saw the face of the dead man, but then he just disappeared. The guard swore it was true.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: At Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, many of the founding fathers ghosts still lurk around. Also, many believe that Ben Franklin’s ghost still lives there. He is said to come out of an old statue of himself.
White House, Washington DC: There are many ghosts of past presidents, first ladies, and workers still residing in this big white house. A long dead usher is still ready to work, since he is still turning off lights. A doorman is also doing his job. The Rose Room is the most haunted room in the White House. Andrew Jackson’s ghost was heard laughing there once in the 1930’s. Harry Truman heard a knock on his door at 3 am and no one was there. The ghost that has been seen, heard, and sensed the most, by far, is the one and only Abraham Lincoln. He supposedly haunts the room where his bed is kept. Eleanor Roosevelt held séances during World War II and apparently had gotten in contact with him. Sometimes White House guests see him too. Queen Wilhelmina stayed for a visit when she heard a knock on her door. When she answered the knock, there stood Abe himself! When Winston Churchill stayed, he was taking a bath and forgot a towel, so he went into the bedroom and saw Lincoln. When Churchill started talking to him, the former president just smiled. The wife of Calvin Coolidge went into the Oval Office and spotted Lincoln. Harry Truman also heard his annoying noises when he was working on an important speech. What’s interesting is that the former president was a believer of the afterlife. Some people say that Lincoln’s Ghost is drawn to the White House because his son died there, who has also been seen searching for his father.