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Great for families. Definitely worth the hour and half we traveled. They interacted my 6 year old son and he loved it. the lady actor at the front of the hayride was my favorite she was so funny. The name says it all a sweet Christian Godly Family. Pizza and Stromboli on the way out.
This was well worth the drive and money. The people were awesome. It was evident that they put a lot of time into it. I will definitely take the family again next year. We had a blast. I'm hard to make jump and they even got me once.
Let me just say this was the best haunted house on this side of the Mississippi! I started out nervous, scared, then in tears to overcoming my fears and laughing at the end. 10/10 experience. Staff is also so awesome. Hayride was the best. Will be back next year for sure!

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Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, tennessee.

Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students.

Lick Creek Cemetery

Dawson springs, kentucky.

At the small Lick Creek Cemetery, visitors have reported apparitions, glowing eyes, and objects that fade in and out of sight.

Resthaven Memorial Gardens

Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave's ghost is said to roam the house looking ...

Bellwood Mansion

Indian mound, tennessee.

Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft.

107-1/2 East Main Cross

Greenville, kentucky.

The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. ...

Grapevine Cemetery

Madisonville, kentucky.

Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will scream.

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Bell Witch Cave

Adams, tennessee.

The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say ...

Wynn Cemetery

Clay, kentucky.

According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...

Happy Hollow Rd

Benton, kentucky.

Supposedly Happy Hollow Rd here in Marshall County Ky is haunted by a girl who died this road. If you were to put your car in neutral & let it roll downhill you will see this girls hand prints on your windshield and feel her pushing your car back & ...

Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

Marion, kentucky.

Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...

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Octagon Hall

Franklin, kentucky.

The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable ...

Cave-in-Rock State Park

Cave-in-rock, illinois.

The ghost story here starts with Samuel Mason, a robber who established a gambling tavern here around 1800. He attracted customers with alchohol, prostitutes and gambling, then robbed and sometimes killed them. Although now the site is known for its natural features, some witnesses have reported hearing moans and cries ...

Western Kentucky University

Bowling green, kentucky.

Western Kentucky University is rumored to have many haunts in many different buildings: Academic Complex - Formerly a hospital and now classrooms, medical facilities and TV and radio stations, the complex workers have heard strange sounds, seen apparitions out of the corners of their eyes, and saw a CD player ...

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Tennessee State Prison

Nashville, tennessee.

This 1898 prison, which was closed in 1992, has been used for the setting of many films, including "The Green Mile" and "Ernest Goes to Jail." After its many fires, prison breaks and riots, the prison may well be a spot for paranormal activity. Folks have reported unexplained sounds, voices ...

Pegram Family Cemetery Location

Pegram, tennessee.

At the end of Walkup Road in Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee is the bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery. About 1970, ruthless developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery which was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram, Cheatham County. The developers also sold dirt ...

Congress Inn

In 1987, a guest awoke from sleeping on his stomach to find that someone was sitting on his backside, so he was unable to turn over. After asking around, he learned that the inn had been used as a Civil War hospital, and it is said that the death toll ...

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The Grand Rose Hotel

Elizabethtown, illinois.

At this 1812 establishment with a view of the Ohio River, former owner Sarah Rose is said to linger beyond the grave. Her apparition has been seen walking in the second-floor hallways as well as climbing the stairs. Folks also have reported hearing a disembodied female voice and finding that ...

Tennessee State Capitol

Legend has it that at State Capitol, you may still hear the phantom arguing of two rivals who were both buried in a vault here. Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, although they were both respected men, did not get along. Their ghostly arguing continues ...

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Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

Originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. His voice has been heard singing his songs. The apparition of a Confederate soldier also has been reported here, as well as footsteps ...

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Union Station Hotel

There are many rumors regarding the hauntings of the Union Station. Some claim that a train derailment and the subsequent deaths have caused ghosts to linger at what was their last boarding stop. Others tell of a spooky woman seen jumping from the building to her death, and ...

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C. C. Cohen Building

Paducah, kentucky.

C.C. Cohen's restaurant closed around 2010, and is now reported to be called Shandies. The place is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Stella Cohen Peine, the last member of the Cohen family, who died in her apartment upstairs. Chairs move by themselves, salt and pepper shakers fall ...

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Gaylord Opryland Resort

This famed resort is said to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname suggests, the appparition is dressed all in black. She is a young woman in antebellum-style clothing, and wears a long black veil over her face. She is ...

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Loretta Lynn Ranch

Hopkinsville, tennessee.

The Plantation House and surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have been seen walking or camping out nearby, and the house itself has seen its share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. Ghost Adventures featured the site on a 2011 show.

Riverview Mansion Hotel

Golconda, illinois.

Now known as The Levee Lounge & Historic Riverview Mansion, the hotel is haunted by Miss Lucy Morse, wife of a former county bank president. Since the 1920's, her friendly spirit has been encountered on several occasions by guests and staff. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

People have reported seeing apparitions in the mansion and having items moved around the building. The lights turn on and off at night. People report seeing strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Disembodied footsteps and strange laughter are heard on the fairways of the golf ...

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Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

Gallatin, tennessee.

The historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, also called Fairvue, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold approximately 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region, earning almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. After changing hands several times over the years, the site was designated a National Historic ...

The Hermitage

Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until ...

Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

It has had many names, including Loco Lupe's, Oliver's Restaurant, Grecian's and Grayfeather Grill. The 1800s building that houses the eatery was once the county jail, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard voices, knocking, footsteps on the stairs and slamming doors late at night, and toilets ...

Castalian Springs, Tennessee

Brothers James and George Winchester built the first Cragfont, a log cabin, in 1785. George was killed by Indians in 1794, and James and his wife Susan went on to build the upscale manor house Cragfont, finished in 1802. The historic mansion has been restored and is open to the ...

Carter House

Franklin, tennessee.

Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the Carter House, now a Civil War museum, lay in the middle of the Battle of Frnaklin, one of the worst Civil War battles. It was used by Union troops as a command post, while the Carter family hid in the basement amid ...

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Crenshaw House

Junction, illinois.

This place is closed to the public. It is owned by the state of Illinois and there are numerous No Trespassing signs. You are cautioned not to attempt to visit this place. Crenshaw house was a major player in kidnapping freed and escaped slaves and returning them to ...

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Rockport Inn

Rockport, indiana.

This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...

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The Old Slave House - Crenshaw Mansion

Note: This house is no longer a tourist attraction; tours are not operated here now as they have been in the past. Trespassers have been known to be arrested. This residence was once a place where slaves were bred illegally. The attic was made over with stalls to house the ...

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Carnton Mansion

At this 1800s mansion, once used as a hospital site for Confederate soldiers and now a plantation house and museum, folks say soldiers still walk. Their apparitions have been seen, as well as that of a ghostly woman in white who has been seen on the back porch. Allegedly ...

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Willard Library

Evansville, indiana.

The Grey Lady is said to haunt this historic late-1800s library building, and she brings apparitions, the scent of perfume, cold spots, strange noises, and more. The water and electricity are also known to turn on and off, and furniture and objects move by themselves. Ghost tours are held in ...

Mount Vernon, Indiana

This historic house, reported to have been part of the Underground Railroad, stands empty and for sale. Since it has stood empty for a period, it is not surprising that it has developed a reputation for being haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy figures and hearing toilets flushing and other ...

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth cave, kentucky.

Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the cave ...

Sam Davis Home

Smyrna, tennessee.

The Sam Davis Home, now a house museum, was built around 1810 but was restored completely in 1850. Sam Davis himself lived here until 1860 and in 1863 he was hanged by the Union Army as a spy. Apparitions of a young man, believed to be Sam Davis' brother Oscar, ...

Palestine Church

Yuma, tennessee.

The building is surrounded by a cemetery that dates back to the early 1800's, and the church and cemetery have been abandoned for years. There have been many reports of hauntings here, including shuffling footsteps when no one is around, voices talking, screams and doors opening and closing by themselves. ...

Stones River National Battlefield

Murfreesboro, tennessee.

The Civil War Battle of Stones River was fought from late December 1862 until January 2, 1863. The Stones River National Battlefield includes the Stones River National Cemetery and Stop No. 4, the “Slaughter Pen,” where Union General Phil Sheridan did his best to hold back the Confederates in a ...

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Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

Custer, kentucky.

Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...

Blackfoot Cemetery

Oakland city, indiana.

Blackfoot Cemetery has graves that date as far back as the 1800s and is a hot spot for the ghostly folk, some say. Witnesses have described eerie lights, unexplained sounds, and one grave that appears to be separate from all the others. According to local legend, the grave belongs to ...

Bethlehem Academy

Elizabethtown, kentucky.

The old Bethlehem Academy, once a convent and then a hotel, is now a restaurant. Rumor has it that it's haunted by the ghosts of nuns and other folks who were murdered on the premises long ago. The spirits manifest by turning lights on and off and moving chairs and ...

Oakland City College - Cockrum Hall

Cockrum Hall at Oakland City College was built 1876 and is haunted by namesake Colonel William Cockrum's wife. Legend has it that she hanged herself in the tower. Those who peek into the windows in the night may see doors opening and closing by themselves and a bright orange glow ...

Bear Creek Church

Culleoka, tennessee.

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Doe Run Inn

Brandenburg, kentucky.

At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!

Clifton Public Library

Clifton, tennessee.

The ghost of a man in white roams the wooded area and field behind the library branch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Walking Horse Hotel

Wartrace, tennessee.

At this very spot, the Union soldiers released many Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War, many of whom were very sick and malnourished and died in the hotel. To make matters worse, in the 1970s a Vietnam vet had a flashback and shot 4 hotel guests to ...

Historic Tower House Inn

Manchester, tennessee.

The spirits that live here are said to be former owner John P. Adams, his wife May and his son, Marion. John's apparition has been seen in the parlor and Civil War museum area, and Marion is seen in the children's room upstairs. The hauntings have been mentioned in several ...

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Have you ever heard the family that scares together stays together?  It's true of the Alder family from Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  They've been scaring together for 17 years.

Everyone is looking for the scariest, most unique, terrifying, and fun haunted houses this time of year.  We have been searching high and low to find ones within a decent driving distance we think you all will absolutely love.

Nightmares End Haunted House is a family-owned haunted house with a really cool story to how it got started several years ago.  Cary Alder and his kids Christian, Dustin, Brandon, and Gracie are the blood and guts behind this scare show;

Our first year was 2005 and it started as a birthday party for my two oldest sons. We put together a small haunted house in the garage for all of their friends to go through. And then we started having neighbors come up during the week bringing friends of theirs wanting to go through it and it just escalated from there. This is our 17th season and we’ve grown quite a bit since then we build different sceneries every year and change things up. We are an indoor and outdoor walk-through haunted house we are open every Friday and Saturday through October from 7 PM until midnight. Admission is $10 a person and we also have a cash app. You purchase tickets here at the gate and start your journey. We do have shirts hats zombie inflatables and concessions on-site for sale.

Nightmares End Haunted House is located at 595 Billy Goat Hill Rd., Hopkinsville Kentucky.

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The haunted hotel

Billed as Louisville’s longest running haunted attraction, the Haunted Hotel is not one for the faint of heart. You can expect vulgar language and grotesque suggestions at this extremely frightening haunted house. Unaccompanied minors will not be admitted. VIP tickets are available if you don’t want to wait in line.

3000 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40208

Bogies Haunted House

Bogie’s Haunted House will be open every Friday and Saturday in October starting September 30th . The scares start at 8pm and go until midnight. They’ll continue after midnight if there is a line. Your ticket allows you to experience three scare-tastic themes in one attraction.

1550 Wolohan Drive, Suite 1, Ashland, KY 41102

Hustonville Haunted House 

man in ski mask at hustonville haunted house

The famous Hustonville Haunted House is no longer in Hustonville (it’s down the road in Junction City now), but it’s still as phenomenal as ever. They’ve planned to open from September 23 to October 31st for 2022  with an all new expanded 3D experience.

4045 Hustonville Road, Danville KY 40440 | 859-325-6320

Mountain Mayhem 

Mountain Mayhem haunted house

Experience wall to wall chaos at this super frightening haunted house in Whitesburg. New this season is Ms. Fortune’s Emporium at Mountain Mayhem. Horror Lovers, get ready!  Opening night for 2022 is set for October 8th. 

97 Tyler Lane, Whitesburg, KY 41858 | 606-633-0878

Edge of Darkness Haunted House 

The Edge of Darkness Haunted House and Maze in Berea is an award winning indoor/outdoor haunted attraction complete with 3 escape rooms. Held ever Friday and Saturday September 30 to November 5, 8-11pm. 

128 Mount Vernon Road, Berea, KY 40403

Haunted Frontier, Harrodsburg, KY 

haunted frontier

A Haunted House 248 years in the making, this haunt starts in the old fort and goes out into the wooded area behind the fort, very near the state’s oldest cemetery. This is a serious haunted house, not recommended for children under 10 or the weak-hearted. This year, Haunted Frontier will run October 28-31st. 

100 S. College Street, Harordsburg, KY 40330 | 859-734-3314

Fallsburg Fearplex

Fallsburg haunted house

The Fallsburg Fearplex is a haunted attraction hidden in the foothills of Appalachia. They started in 1987 with the Fallsburg Haunted House. Now, they have three additional haunted attractions available in addition to the original haunted house. The Freak Fair features disgusting oddities and homicidal clowns, Crazy Creek focuses on the horrifying history of the Collinsworth Farm, and Appalachian Nightmare 3D is a terrifying, glow-in-the-dark maze.    They will be open every Friday and Saturday night from September 16th to October 31st in 2022.

5877 Kentucky 3, Louisa KY 41230 | 606-686-3030

Fright Nights

After a long run at Jacobson Park, Fright Nights has moved to a new space on New Circle Road. Experience their full-contact indoor and outdoor attractions that packed with disorienting chambers that are one wrong step away from chaotic capture challenges, twisted corridors full of demented creatures and doomsday dungeons filled with deranged doctors.  They are open Fridays and Saturdays September 23-Oct 1 and Friday, Saturday, Sunday the last 4 weekends in October.

1209 E. New Circle Road, Suite 190, Lexington, KY 40508 | 859-421-0883

Nightmare Forest Haunt Park

Nightmare Forest

Nightmare Forest at Otter Creek in Louisville features five different attractions for one price. Your favorite iconic characters and new haunts and sites are ready to terrorize your dreams again this year.    Open Fridays and Saturdays September 17th – October 29th 2022.

850 Otter Creek Park Road, Brandenburg, KY 40108 | 502-233-8338

Fatal Backwoods Haunted House

This backyard haunt is Todd County, KY’s only haunted experience. They have more than 5 years of experience frightening their guests! Head out and walkthrough for a scary good time. Open every weekend in October (starting September 30th) – Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11pm and Halloween night from 6-9pm.

2240 Stringtown Road, Elkton, KY 42220 | (615) 977-5156

Nightmare’s End Haunted House 

Nightmare's End Haunted House

Nightmare’s End started off as just a garage haunt 15 years ago, but these small beginnings have gained a following over the years. They’ve built a haunted house out in their back yard now and have more and more customers each year. Head out to see what keeps people going back again and again. Open each Friday and Saturday from September 23 to Halloween. 

1595 Billy Goat Hill Road, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 | 270-484-2092

RC Haunted Asylum 

Nightmares and reality will collide at the RC Haunted Asylum. They will be open from 16 September – October 31st, on Fridays and Saturdays. Face masks are required to enter.

20 Antique Loop, South Shore, KY 41175 | 606-498-1214

Sinister Tombs Haunted House 

Sinister Tombs

The town of Eastview Kentucky is rumored to be the site of many strange occurrences. During your visit to Sinister Tombs, you might encounter werewolves, witches, zombies, and vampires, along with other frightening creatures. Open Friday and Saturday nights from September 16 – November 5, 2022. 

3246 Meeting Creek Rd, Eastview, Kentucky 42732 | (270) 862-3323

Steele Hollow Haunted Barn 

Steele Hollow Haunted barn is a creepy indoor haunted house in Rockholds, Kentucky. They are open rain or shine and are family friendly. New additions and attractions have been added this year as they are every year. For 2022 they will be open September 30-October 30.

1385 Steele Hollow Road, Rockholds, KY 40759 | (60 6) 261-4001

Talon Falls Screampark

Talon Falls Screampark is a multi-part attraction offering plenty of opportunities to be frightened. The main attraction is a 30-40 minute walk-thru indoor and outdoor maze packed with vampires, creepy pirates, an old cemetery with ominous undertaker and all new this year, the Wicked Grove. There’s also a haunted insane Psych ward that takes about 15-20 minutes to explore and finally, a haunted hayride. Take a wagon through the decaying town of “Blood Creek” where you’ll experience the old saw mill, squealing pigs chop shop, and this year’s theme, Carnival of Evil which will bring more evil acts. Open September 30 – November 5 2022. November 4-5 are special Flashlight Fright Nights where the lights will be turned out and you’ll explore the haunted hallways in the dark with the help of dim LED lights.

2932 State Route 849 West, Melber, KY 42069 | 270-674-5690

The American Horrorplex 

This award-winning haunted house in downtown Louisville occupies over 13,000 square feet of horrific terror. This haunted attraction was created by American Horror Productions to provide Louisville with a one-of-a-kind experience for the Halloween season. The fright team that thought up the scenes have more than 50 years of combined experience in the field and the Horrorplex employs professionally trained actors to provide an unforgettable night of frights. In 2022 they will be open every Friday and Saturday from September 16th to October 29th.

2012 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville, KY | (855) 778-6777

The Baxter Avenue Morgue 

Baxter Avenue Morgue

The historic Baxter Avenue Morgue is a haunted attraction located in the Highlands area of Louisville. Tours take place in the basement of a 100 year old morgue. You will be subjected to tight corridors, dark passageways and scenes of gruesome horror. Open September 23 – Halloween 2022.

451 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 | (502) 584-4391

The Devils Attic

Devils Attic

Hell is open at this award-winning haunted house in Louisville. The Devil’s Attic is a collection of the true elements that make up many classic horror films. Within their walls you’ll encounter many of your childhood demons as well as a slight horrific twist on some of the classic monsters of Halloween.  Open weekends from September 9 – October 29, 2022.

647 W Hill St, Louisville, KY 40208 | (502) 292-7738

The Haunted Barn KY 

The Haunted Barn in Campton Kentucky is a local favorite. The dates for this year’s Haunted Barn will be October 15, 21, 22, 28, 29.  They’ll also host their 3rd annual kids day on opening day, October 15th. They’ve been terrifying Eastern Kentuckians for more than 25 years. come check them out this year.

Campbell Ridge Road,  Campton, KY 41301

The Industrial Slaughterhouse 

Industrial Slaughterhouse

The Industrial Slaughterhouse is a terrifying haunted attraction in Western Kentucky. This haunted house features live actors and special effects inside an actual abandoned slaughterhouse that is said to be haunted. The Industrial Slaughterhouse is open from September 25-November 1 for 2020 , Friday-Sunday. Sunday nights the lights are turned off and the clowns come out in Blackout: Clownfestation. You’ll have to navigate using only a glow stick to find your way!

10570 KY-80, Fancy Farm, KY 42039 | (270) 623-6493

The Terror Squad 

The London-Laurel Co. Rescue Squad has been putting on a haunted house for decades. This is the department’s biggest fundraiser each year. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under with fast passes available for $30. For 2022, the Terror Squad will be open every Friday and Saturday October 7-29.

913 Fire Rescue Drive, London, KY 40741

The West Russell ScareHouse 

West Russell Scarehouse

Located at the bottom of Wheeler Hill in Flatwoods Ky, this haunted school has been opened for visitors to witness the haunting! For 2022 they will be open Fridays and Saturdays in October.

1119 Central Ave, Flatwoods, KY 41169 | 606-615-8800

Van Lear Haunted Museum 

This year, the Van Lear Haunted Museum will be open October Fridays and Saturdays in October for 2022 . There is a 4 foot height requirement for entering the museum. Children under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The haunted museum is the year’s biggest fundraiser for the Van Lear Historical Society, so come out and get your fright on while you support a good cause!

78 Miller’s Creek Rd, Van Lear, KY 41265 | 606-789-8540

Waverly Hills Haunted House

Waverly Hills

Billed as the most haunted place on earth, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a must-see for haunted house lovers. They are hosting their haunted house for 2022, but details have not yet been released at the time this article was published. Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for more info.

4400 Paralee Drive, Louisville, KY 40272 | 502-933-2142

Wicked World ScareGrounds 

Wicked World haunted house

This massive haunt park features three different haunted attractions at one location. They also have food vendors, in-line entertainment, a fire pit, photo ops, a DJ booth and a gift shop. Opening Night for 2022 is September 23. 

5817 Tates Creek Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356 | (859) 621-3270

Haunted Hayrides in Kentucky

Avfd haunted hayride in prestonburg.

Auxier Volunteer Fire Department usually hosts an annual haunted hayride at Jenny Wiley Campground in Prestonsburg. This year, due to FEMA trailers being set up at the campground helping flood victims, the 2022 hayride will be at a NEW location nearby. Follow them on Facebook for up to date information about dates, prices and the new location..

Jenny Wiley Campground, Campground Road, Prestonburg, KY

Sandyland Acres

Sandyland Haunted Hayride

Sandyland Acres is one of the best haunted hayrides in Northern Kentucky. Take a 25 minute haunted hayride into cinema horror from both the past and present. There’s also a haunted barn on site with discounted combo tickets for those who want to experience both haunts.  The hayride and haunted barn will be operating every Friday and Saturday night from September 16 to October 29th for 2022.

4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, KY 41080 | 859-322-0516

Haunted Trails and Other Outdoor Haunted Attractions

Blood hollow.

Blood Hollow

The outdoor haunted attraction spread over 30 acres in Hopkins County, Blood Hollow is opening September 30, 2022 . Military and first responder discounts available. Follow them on Facebook for more information.

1345 Claud Young Road, White Plains, KY | (270) 223-7366

Danger Run, Louisville KY

This isn’t your typical haunted attraction. Danger Run is a scavenger hunt-style game that you’ll play in your car. You’ll be out hunting to find real haunted places around Louisville. You’ll uncover some incredibly scary places that you never knew existed as you solve clues and hear spooky tales narrated by the “Ghost Host.” You’ll have the option to add traditional haunted houses if you’d like. Find more about this innovative experience on their website.

Legend at Pope Lick Adventure Outpost

Legend at Pope Lick

The Legend at Pope Lick Adventure Outpost is one of Louisville’s most highly rated haunted trails. You’ll get to experience the legend of the Pope Lick Monster and see the beast live and in person. Also known as the Goat Man, the Pope Lick Monster has been terrorizing the Louisville community for more than 50 years and is one of the city’s most investigated legends. You’ll head out into the forest where he’s said to live, with only a flashlight. This year, the Legend at Pope Lick Haunt is part of Louisville halloween’s Ultimate Halloween Fest – a whole variety of Halloween-themed events happening around Louisville.

Grim Trails Haunted Attraction 

Grim Trails haunted attraction

Grim Trails Haunted Attraction plunges you deep into the dark, twisted and spooky world of fairy-tales and folklore. This is the longest walkthrough haunted attraction in Louisville – recently expanded onto 20 sprawling acres in EP Tom Sawyer State Park. They will be open every Friday and Saturday night from September 23 – October 29, 2022. 

2600 Freys Hill Road, EP Tom Sawyer Park | 502-594-7624

Fariston’s Haunted Forest 

Fariston's Haunted Forest

Fariston’s Haunted Forest is a family-owned and operated and has operated for 23 years. They change the scenes each year so you’ll never know what to expect.  For 2023, they will be open every Friday and Saturday night from September 16th to October 29th and Halloween Night. They will also have a free trick or treat event on Halloween from 4-6pm.

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Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park 

Skeleton's Lair Scream Park

Skeleton’s Lair is a unique, outdoor haunted attraction on Cemetery Road near Bowling Green. Your journey will take you through their trademark haunted woods, a haunted hayride, a two-story haunted house and a 3-D haunted maze. Attractions feature live actors, animations, pyrotechnics and special effects.  Open select days September 24 – Halloween 2020.

48 Locketts Dream, Scottsville, KY 42164 | 270-622-8171

Field of Horror at Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch 

Fields of Horror haunted corn maze

Your nightmares will come alive at this creepy outdoor attraction on Halloween weekend. Get lost in the dark within the rustling corn and watch around every corner! Children of the Corn, Jason, Freddy, Pin Head and others may be waiting. Field of Horror starts at dark (approximately 7:30) on Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th.

623 Talmage Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 | 859-613-5066

Hill of Terror 

Spread over 100 acres, this massive outdoor haunted attraction includes professional level themes, props and actors. There are several extremely scary sections connected by spooky trails. You never know what you might encounter. New this year is Zombie Paintball Apocalypse where you ride a Trailer of Death through zombie infected zones to help eliminate the undead.  They will be open every Friday and Saturday from September 16th through October 29th for 2022.

3666 Priceville Road, Bonnieville, KY 42713

Horseman Haunt Productions: The WOODS

The WOODS

The Woods is a haunted attraction at Thomas Dairy Farm and Market t hat consists of a trail through 5 acres of wooded property and three acres of corn. There’s also zombie paintball.  They will be open every Friday and Saturday September 30th – October 29th during 2022.

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Hometown Hauntings: The Lady of Lone Oak

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - For those who may casually browse real estate listings for their next dream home, they may have seen a particularly eye-catching home in Hopkinsville among those listings .

Lone Oak is a rare example of Temple Form Greek Revival architecture. It was built in 1835 on five acres of land for Judge Joseph Crockett and is considered Hopkinsville’s oldest house. The building is even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Designed by New York architect Minard La Fever, the only alterations to the home were two second-story bedrooms and a modern kitchen. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and plenty of space to entertain guests, it is an ideal place for those wishing to live in an older home.

However, there is more to the story of the historic building.

In 1919, Jemmie Courtney Hickman Thompson passed away in the home. Stories and legends vary about the circumstances of her death, and it may not be confirmed that her life actually ended in the house. However, her spirit has not left the home and is said to still reside there to this day.

After Jemmie’s death, the building exchanged hands and was the site of many businesses. It saw life as a bed and breakfast and as 9 different restaurants. The last restaurant at the location closed in the 1990′s and the house was vacant for another decade. Employees of all those businesses reported paranormal activity during their time in the home.

James Coursey grew up in Elkton and pursued a career in Interior Architecture and design that took him to New York. When he retired, he returned to the area in 2006 and purchased Lone Oak. Coursey was fully aware of the legend of its ghostly inhabitant and in love with its architectural pedigree.

He has worked to restore the home to much of its former glory with the addition of modern amenities. Doing so with the presence of Jemmie strong within the home. He affectionately calls her by her middle name, Courtney.

“People don’t believe in ghosts, just have them come over and spend a couple of nights at Lone Oak and they’ll get used to it,” Coursey said.

Numerous individuals have reported sightings of Jemmie, gazing down from the upstairs windows. Those daring enough to enter the house have recounted eerie encounters such as being pushed or touched by invisible hands.

Jemmie is especially active when blonde or red-headed women enter the home.

Coursey has had three paranormal investigative teams on the property. One group said they detected another spirit in the basement that Jemmie does not allow upstairs. Coursey admits to not feeling comfortable in the basement even before he received that information from the investigators.

“The presence is here. The normal things: doors close, and lights are on that you didn’t turn on,” Coursey said. “If you’re not afraid of ghosts, there’s not much they can do.”

Even pets appear to react to the spirit.

“Courtney’s room is the room opposite upstairs over the library and dogs and cats will not go in that room. They’ll run right up to the door and then they’ll stop,” Coursey said.

While he is aware of her presence and notes her moods by the amount of activity, particularly with the home’s electricity, he has only seen the apparition once. While painting was being done in his bedroom, he had to spend the night in Courtney’s room.

“I’ve seen Courtney once in her room at about 3 o’clock in the morning,” he said. “You could see the outline of her body very clearly, but it looked like you were watching TV and seeing those little pixels.”

Most people who’ve lived in Hopkinsville for any length of time know about Lone Oak and they all know it’s haunted. This has led to some complications with the people that James has hired to work for him at the house.

“I’ve had people that have applied to work here that won’t work here because they know there’s a ghost here,” he said.

Coursey doesn’t mind living with Courtney. He says there are periods of time where there is no activity and he thinks her spirit has moved on, but she always seems to return home.

He is also connected with a network of others who live in haunted houses around the country. They share their stories and remark how similar many of the hauntings are.

“I think it’s kind of neat actually to have a ghost in the house. It doesn’t bother me at all. If you’re not scared or intimidated by ghosts, they really don’t bother you very much.”

Private tours of Lone Oak are available by appointment only for those who want to discuss the ghost, history, or architecture of the property.

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  • Last updated: 8:39 pm Oct. 21, 2023

Community groups are planning Halloween activities and fall festivities in the Hopkinsville area, including the annual downtown trick-or-treating and the Bell Witch story told by Christian County Historian William T. Turner at the Jeffers Bend Torchlight Tales. 

Do you know of a Halloween event not listed here? Email us at [email protected] .

Torchlight Tales: The Bell Witch Story

  • When: 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center, 1170 Metcalfe Lane

Guests of all ages are invited to the annual Torchlight Tales, a gathering around a bonfire from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Jeffers Bend.

Historian William T. Turner and educator/storyteller Wayne Goolsby will share the story of the Bell Witch as several individuals dressed in early 1800’s period clothing with interact with the audience. According to the Bell Witch legend , members of the John Bell family of Adams, Tennessee, had encounters with a supernatural spirit from about 1817 to 1821.

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“This year’s Torchlight Tales event will include, for the third time, the Bell Witch Costume Affair in which children of all ages and adults will dress in various Halloween-type clothing,” organizers said in a press release.

Guests will be served hot chocolate, cookies and s’mores. 

The Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development Area sponsors Torchlight Tales along with the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee, Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority and Bank of Cadiz. 

Admission is $5 per car. Military members and first-responders are admitted free. 

Spooky South Main Stroll

  • When: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Where: South Main Street

Join the Spooky South Main Stroll along the residential section of South Main Street and hear tragic stories of murder, suicide and accidental death at some of Hopkinsville’s most beautiful and historic homes. 

“The houses along South Main Street stand witness to more than 100 years of history. In those decades, these homes have been the scene of the happiest — and the darkest — of days,” organizers describe in a press release from the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County. “On this tour, Museum Director Alissa Keller will relate some of the community’s most heartbreaking and haunting stories.”

There are four tour times, each lasting about 90 minutes. Each tour is limited to 25 people. The tours start at the First Baptist Church parking lot at 16th and Main streets. Tickets are $15 per person, or $12 for museum members. Tickets are available online or at the Pennyroyal Area Museum, 217 E. Ninth St.

Prosperity Falls Haunted Acres

  • When: Every weekend in October — 7 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 10 p.m., Sundays
  • Where: 3190 Prosperity Lane, Hopkinsville

Prosperity Falls Haunted Acres has two haunted attractions, a hayride and a haunted trail, both described as a “spooky good time” for families. There are no age restrictions. Admission for each is $20.

Halloween Trivia and Costume Contest

  • When: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.

Put your knowledge of horror movies, literature and Halloween lore to the test during the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library’s trivia night and costume contest . Attendees should dress up as their favorite character from a Halloween movie or book. The event is for adults 18 and older.

For more information, visit the HCCPL front desk or call 270-887-4262.

Trunk or Treat

  • When: 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Where: Trail of Tears Park and Heritage Center, 100 Trail of Tears Dr.

The Kentucky Cruizers car club will host a unique car show and trunk-or-treat event at the Trail of Tears Park. Car prizes will be awarded and there will be a photo booth, hayride, costume contests and car decorating costest. The event is free.

Halloween Spooktacular

  • When: 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Where: Southern Lanes, 3001 Canton St.

The bowling alley will cater to a younger crowd during its “Halloween Spooktacular.” Children can attend the free trick-or treating event, which will include games, prizes and candy.

Pumpkin Carving Party

  • When: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • Where: Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 102 E 5th St.

Join Superlawn & Garden for pumpkin carving at the brewery . They’ll provide the pumpkins. Attendees shoud bring their own carving tools. Prizes will be awarded for the funniest, scariest, cutest and most creative pumpkins.

Cost is $12. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] .

Morbid, Macabre and Disgusting: Records of Genealogical Value

  • When: 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26

Some of Kentucky’s first outlaws, deadly tornadoes, and local bloody legends are just a handful of things to be discussed during “ Morbid, Macabre and Disgusting Genealogical Records of Value ,” a genealogy discussion at the public library.

Crofton Fall Festival

  • When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27
  • Where: Crofton Elementary School, 12145 S. Madisonville Road

Crofton Elementary School’s fall festival on Friday, Oct. 27, starts with a chili supper at 5:30 p.m. Games will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and an auction starts at 6:30 p.m. Three items will be raffled — a 32-inch smart TV, one night’s stay at Barkley Lodge and a $100 War-Mart gift card. 

Hot Dancin’ at Casey Jones

  • When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane

The  band Hot Dancin’ will play for the Booze and Boos Halloween party at Casey Jones Distillery. Costumes are encouraged and admission is free. A food truck will be on site. 

Boos and Booze

  • When: 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 28

Southern Lanes will host an adult Halloween party for individuals 21 and older. There will be music, themed drinks and a costume contest at 9 p.m.

Paint Your Pumpkin!

  • When: 1 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29

Add to your Halloween decorations with a painted pumpkin . This event is open to all ages. Superlawn & Garden will bring pumpkins and paint.

Cost is $8. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] .

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

  • When: 3:30 to 5:50 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31
  • Where: Main Street, Hopkinsville

Children in costume, up to age 12, are invited to trick-or-treat from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, along Main Street.

Businesses and organizations will be handing out treats from Sixth Street to 13th Street. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. 

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Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation organizes the Halloween event. Traditionally many families bring their children downtown first and then go to their neighborhoods for more trick-or-treating later. 

Anyone interested in handing out candy may contact Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.

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Most Haunted Places in Kentucky

Kentucky is best known for horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and basketball, but it is also a state with a massive amount of paranormal activity. There are many locations throughout the state where very compelling evidence of the afterlife has been captured.

Let’s explore 9 of the most haunted places in Kentucky:

9 – Pope Lick Monster, Fisherville

Pope Lick Creek Bridge, Fisherville, Kentucky

The ‘Pope Lick Monster’ – also known as Goat Man has apparently been luring unsuspecting people to their deaths for as long as the locals can recall.

Depending on which story you favor this hairy, horned monster is either a survivor from a circus train wreck or a local goat farmer who tortured his goats on behalf of the devil and therefore forfeited his own soul.

He is said to mimic the voice of children calling for help to lure people onto the train tracks where they then become frozen in place as a speeding train hurtles towards them!

8 – The Gates of Hell (Grandview Cemetery), Elizabethtown

Grandview Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Grandview Cemetery is the official name for this graveyard, but it has also been known as Kasey’s Cemetery or the Gates of Hell!

All that remains here are the graves of those who died in the 1700s ad 1800s and the ruins of an iron and stone gate.

There are a variety of stories relating to odd occurrences here including large balls of glowing green light, shadow figures, and disembodied screams.

Some have even claimed to have car trouble when visiting the area.

7 - The Old Talbott Tavern, Bardstown BOOK NOW

The Old Talbott Tavern, Bardstown, Kentucky

The Old Talbott Tavern is actually the oldest stagecoach stop in Kentucky and today, as it always has, it offers weary travelers impeccable service along with a chance of catching a glimpse of none other than the outlaw Jesse James!

On entering The Old Talbott Tavern one thing is evident – the passage of time. Since opening in 1770, the hotel has never been closed and the building seems to have soaked up all of the energy of times gone by and the people who have taken refuge here on long journeys.

Some of the most notable guests that have spent the night include Daniel Boone, Abraham Lincoln, and King Louis Philippe of France! Then, of course, there is the outlaw Jesse James who has contributed to the hotel’s reputation as one of the most haunted places in Kentucky.

If you pay a visit to The Old Talbott Tavern today, you may have the chance to see the painting that hangs on the wall which is riddled with bullet holes. It is said that Jesse James was the one to shoot up that painting and that his ghost still visits the inn from time to time.

However, he is certainly not the only spirit at work here! There is also a mysterious female spirit who makes regular appearances and guests have reported a variety of other unexplained events including items moving on their own and items vanishing only to turn up elsewhere in the hotel.

Shadows are seen darting around and doors open and close by themselves.

There have also been reports of phantom footsteps and of furniture jumping up and down for no apparent reason!

Read more about the haunted Old Talbott Tavern and Inn, Bardstown, Kentucky

6 - The Mammoth Caves, Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves in Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky

The Mammoth Caves are believed to be more than 4000 years old. It is thought that Native Americans mined the cave walls for minerals and then buried their dead inside. It is now rumored to be haunted, with visitors hearing disembodied cries and having rocks thrown at them!

5 - The Seelbach Hilton, Louisville BOOK NOW

The Seelbach Hilton Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky

The Seelbach Hilton in Louisville is very much considered to be the premier hotel in all of Kentucky. It has also earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. However, we are interested in this particular hotel for one of its other accolades – as one of the most haunted places in Kentucky thanks to the resident spook known as the lady in blue.

The Seelbach Hotel opened in 1905 and over the years it has hosted a number of historical figures. The hotel was built by immigrants Otto and Louis Seelbach who dreamed of creating a grand European hotel in the United States.

With its French Renaissance design, the hotel quickly became one of the finest in America. It was sold to Abraham M Liebling in 1925 before being sold a year later to Eppley Hotel Company. For a short time it was under the Sheraton Hotels banner and today it is part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

You will likely hear many different accounts of the lady in blue and how she came to be at the hotel, but all of the accounts agree that she is the spirit of Ms. Patricia Wilson. In 1936 she had moved to Louisville from her native Oklahoma and had recently separated from her husband. The pair wanted to try and patch things up and so they arranged a meeting at the Seelbach.

Unfortunately, the husband never made it to the hotel as he was killed in a car accident on his way there. Ms. Wilson was understandably devastated and not long afterward her body was discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft in the hotel.

Opinion remains split on whether this was a suicide or simply a tragic accident. Since then her apparition has been spotted up on the eighth floor and also on the mezzanine level.

Everyone who sees her agrees that she is dressed in blue and has long dark hair.

Poor Ms. Wilson is not the only spirit that guests have encountered at the Seelbach Hotel. Other reports of paranormal activity include disembodied voices, unexplained footsteps, cold spots, and the scent of lingering perfume.

One couple who were spending their honeymoon at the Seelbach says that they woke to find a man standing at the window and when the light was turned on he vanished.

Others have reported seeing a woman in rags in a mirror down in the cafe area.

Learn more about the haunted Seelbach Hilton, Louisville, KY

4 - The Louisville Palace Theater, Louisville

The Louisville Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky

The Louisville Palace Theater opened in 1928, originally known as Lowes Theatre. Staff, visitors, and actors alike have all claimed to see a faceless woman in forties attire and a man in thirties clothing.

There have also been reports of a child giggling in an empty bathroom and some say that a projection operator who had a heart attack on the job has never clocked off!

3 - Perryville Battlefield, Perryville

Perryville Battlefield in Perryville, Kentucky

The biggest Civil War battle that Kentucky has ever seen happened at Perryville on October 8, 1862. It is estimated that 7600 people were killed or wounded.

The Confederate victims were left to rot right there on the battlefield which is likely why this has become one of the most haunted places in Kentucky.

2 - Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, Kentucky

There is something special about all old abandoned asylums and sanatorium’s but some are just creepier than others and that certainly applies to Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville.

Without any doubt, this building can be counted among the most haunted places in Kentucky if not the entire United States!

Waverly Hills was officially opened in July of 1910 and over the next 50 years, it housed thousands of patients suffering from tuberculosis. The sanatorium eventually closed its doors in 1962 when advances in medication brought new drug treatments that could cure tuberculosis so that it was no longer a death sentence.

The hospital was renovated and reopened as Wood Haven Medical Services. However, by 1980 that too had closed following claims of patient neglect and abuse – not that the tuberculosis treatments used prior to that were any less inhumane.

There is no exact figure for the number of deaths that have occurred in Waverly Hills, but the best estimates put the number at well over 6000.

There are many ghosts that walk the halls of Waverly Hills and shadow figures, disembodied screams and agonizing moaning are all very normal.

We could never mention every spirit that resides here, so instead let’s summarize some of the hot spots of paranormal activity. Perhaps the most famous is the so-called Death Tunnel.

This underground tunnel runs from the main building to the bottom of the hill and it was used to remove corpses so as not to disturb other patients.

Room 502 is said to be where a pregnant nurse committed suicide after the doctor who fathered the child rejected her. Her spirit is said to be eternally tied to the room.

Finally, there is the ghost of a little boy called Timmy who died in Waverly Hills at the age of 6 or 7. He likes to play and investigators often bring balls and toys for him to play with!

Read more about the haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville, KY

1 - Bobby Mackey's Music World, Wilder

Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky

Bobby Mackey’s Music World is not only one of the most haunted places in Kentucky, but possibly one of the most haunted locations in the entire world!

Anyone with an interest in the paranormal is sure to have heard of this nightclub and it has featured on pretty much all of the big paranormal television programs!

Over the years, this place has been dubbed a gateway to hell and the mere mention of it is enough to send a chill up the spine of many a paranormal investigator.

Poltergeist activity is the norm in America’s most haunted nightclub so much so that there is even a sign inside stating that management cannot take responsibility for any paranormal attack on the premises.

Several visitors have signed sworn affidavits detailing their terrifying experiences. Bobby Mackey’s is known for its darker paranormal side, but not all of the spirits here are malicious.

One of them is the spirit of a dancer named Johanna who performed at the club and died in the club. She had been seen several times ‘performing’ on stage with the live music acts and owner Bob Mackey has also written a song about her – despite the fact that he claims not to believe in ghosts!

However, it is the darker entities that get most of the attention at Bobby Mackey’s Music World. Patrons have been touched, scratched and even possessed while in the building.

A former caretaker of the building named Carl was reportedly exorcised in the bar and following his death, his distinctive voice has been heard via EVP. There is a well in the basement which is said to be a portal to hell and many claim that demons reside in this bar!

It all seems to stem from the fact that not only was the building once an abattoir, but it was also the site where a woman’s skull was found detached from her body.

A grisly murder took place several kilometers away from where a pregnant woman was beheaded and her head was allegedly disposed of down the well.

Learn more about the haunted Bobby Mackey’s Music World, Wilder, KY

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10 Must-See Kentucky Haunted Houses in 2023

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If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 72 spooky haunts listed in Kentucky , including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!

10. Wicked World Scaregrounds – Nicholasville, KY

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Wicked World Scaregrounds is bringing you 3X the terror, 3X the fear for 19 years! With three haunted attractions, a food vendor, entertainment, a fire pit, photo ops, a gift shop, a DJ, and more, Wicked World should be on your list to see this season! Opening September 22nd.

Check out Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 review HERE .

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9. USS Nightmare – Newport, KY

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The USS Nightmare is a haunted attraction built upon an actual steam-powered dredging boat afloat on the Ohio River! Are you brave enough to face two decks taking 30+ minutes where 15% of customers have jumped ship? The boat docks on September 15th.

Check out Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 review HERE for more information.

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8. Nightmare Forest Haunt Park – Brandenburg, KY

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Nightmare Forest consists of three haunting attractions plus the Circus Bizarre, leaving you gasping in amazement! The timbers open on September 16th.

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7. Raven’s Cross Haunted Village – Cave City, KY

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Raven’s Cross is home to one of Kentucky’s premier immersive haunted attractions, the Haunted Village! They also offer two escape games, the Legendary Collectibles gift store, virtual rides, and more!

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6. Black Orchard Haunted House – Shelbyville, KY

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Black Orchard is a haunted barn and trail in the middle of nowhere, Kentucky, where only the vultures will hear you scream!

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5. Fallsburg Fearplex – Louisa, KY

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4. The American Horrorplex – Louisville, KY

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American Horrorplex is a haunted hospital where the cure is the disease. You can take a tour of the Braken-Hart Institute. But expect to come out differently than you went in… They will start accepting patients on September 15th.

Here’s Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 REVIEW for more details.

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3. Grim Trails – Louisville, KY

Grim Trails Haunted Trail Kentucky

Grim Trails is a unique haunted trail through myths and folklore, but not in a way you’ve ever seen them before. Take the journey through the woods you stride, where castles, dragons, and witches hide, starting September 22nd.

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2. The Haunted Hotel – Louisville, KY

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The Haunted Hotel is one of Kentucky’s most extreme haunted house attractions. If a dingy, filthy, hands-on fright experience sounds like your kind of night, you’ll want to check in! But good luck checking out… Rooms open September 2nd.

For more information, check out Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 review HERE.

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1. The Devils Attic – Louisville, KY

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Live the nightmare at The Devil’s Attic . The most vile souls have been locked away in the attic, but hell will be unleashed on September 9th.

To get a hint of what to expect inside, check out Team Zombillies ‘ 2022 review HERE .

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For a full list of all scary attractions in Kentucky, please visit our Kentucky Haunted House Directory

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Creepyworld is America's Biggest Haunted Screampark with 13 Haunted Attractions in one location including THREE new attractions in 2023. Prepare for the all-new Slaughterhouse - Fright High and live Freakshow Stageshow. Creepyworld features multiple haunted houses, hayride, drive inn 666, scarezones, and much more. For all highlights and haunt information including ticket info: http://www... [ Read more ]

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Go deep underground where NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM inside the Lemp Haunted House. The Lemp Haunted House is the scariest REAL haunted house in America in real caves and caverns. Go deep underground in real caves deep under the old Lemp Brewery where real evil lurks. Located in downtown St Louis Missouri. This is one of the most HAUNTED REAL Attractions in America. You go deep underground belo... [ Read more ]

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Land of Illusion in MIDDLETOWN, Ohio

Tired of the same old haunted house experience? At Land of Illusion, we have four enormous haunted houses and one terrifying haunted trail for one price. New for 2013, Zombie Sniper Patrol! Ride on the 1.25 mile course shooting black lit paintballs at zombies in the woods. The Zombie Sniper Patrol is a separate ride from the cost of your admission. While your standard admission ticket gets you ... [ Read more ]

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