There’s a chill in the air and Halloween movies on TV. If you’re a lover of all things spooktacular then you may want to check out this haunted road trip in Maryland. It will lead you to nine spots in the Old Line State that are known for frightening ghosts and urban legends. Are you brave enough to visit all nine locations? Check out the following list to find out.
1. Jonathan Hager House, Hagerstown
Overflowing with history, Jonathan Hager House is full of restless spirits. Upcoming ghost tours are running on October 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd.
to purchase tickets or explore the grounds anytime at your leisure.
2. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg
Over 23,000 soldiers were wounded, missing, or killed at this scenic battlefield. Explore the grounds and you may spot a ghostly figure or smell the faint scent of gunpowder.
3. Spook Hill, Burkittsville
There's a spot on Gapland Road where you can put your car in neutral and it will be pushed up the hill. Although this phenomenon may seem paranormal, it's actually an optical illusion. Still, it's fun to try.
4. Jericho Covered Bridge, Kingsville
Some say that if you visit this historic covered bridge at night, you'll spot supernatural bodies hanging from the rafters. Many believe this bridge was used for lynching years ago and that the spirits still remain.
5. The Horse You Came In On Saloon, Baltimore
This old saloon was the last known stopping place of Edgar Allan Poe before his death. Objects in the saloon have been known to move on their own, and some believe it's no other than the ghost of Poe himself.
6. Fort McHenry, Baltimore
Once used as a prison for Confederate soldiers and then a hospital for the wounded, many men perished at this fort. Echoing footsteps, full-body apparitions, and unexplained cold spots are just a few of the things that visitors have experienced while exploring this historic structure.
7. Fletchertown Road, Bowie
There's a local urban legend known as the Goatman. Once a mad scientist who turned himself into a half-man, half-goat, he now wanders the area of Fletchertown Road hungry for blood.
8. Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, Waldorf
John Wilkes Booth took refuge here after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. Today, eerie happenings happen inside the home including phantom footsteps, flickering lights, and a human-shaped imprint on the upstairs bed.
for museum hours.
9. Point Lookout State Park, Scotland
The lighthouse as well as the grounds are known to be haunted by Civil War soldiers. If you're feeling brave,
spend a night
at the campground and experience paranormal encounters that you won't forget.
So, would you take this haunted road trip in Maryland? How many of these creepy places have you already been to? If you’d like to check out a few spooky spots around the Eastern Shore,