Alaska February 05, 2018
We Checked Out The 13 Most Terrifying Places In Alaska And They’re Horrifying
We have no shortage of creepy places in Alaska, from the dark, empty woods with no one around for miles to seemingly haunted, abandoned gold mines. These are the spookiest, most terrifying places in Alaska to visit if chills are your idea of fun. Make sure you check with local authorities for permission and use all rational safety precautions. These places are terrifying, and for very good reasons.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Haunted Campground in Whittier
2. Eerie Juneau Drug
Alaska had its own version of the Titanic tragedy when an elegant ship sank suddenly on October 25, 1918. The Princess Sophia set out to travel south down Alaska’s Inside Passage from Skagway to Vancouver, B.C. Instead, the final destination was the icy waters outside Juneau. The victims' bodies were stored in the basement of Juneau Drug and it is reportedly still haunted by them.
The Story Of This Terrible Shipwreck In Alaska Is Absolutely Bone Chilling
3. Bear Territory in Chichagof Island
4. Stormy Adak
The islands of the Aleutian Chain are often subject to some pretty gnarly storms as this isolated region is a dividing line between the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. In 1977, a terrible storm hit Adak. The area is subject to high winds any time of year, so storm chasers can head here. Beware, you might not be able to get away for a long time as travel plans are frequently interrupted by the weather.
A Terrifying, Deadly Tropical Storm Struck Alaska In 1977 And No One Saw It Coming
5. Abandoned King Island
The secluded community of Ukivok on King Island was left untouched for thousands of years. People that hunted, lived off the land and survived with limited resources lived the Inupiat culture. After the WWII draft and continuous tragedies struck, the community endured tough times that they were never able to recover from. The townsite lays abandoned now in the harsh weather.
The Historic Island Town In Alaska With A Sinister And Terrifying History
6. Terrifying Swinging Bridge in Ketchikan
Every year visitors from all over the world come to Southeast Alaska and sign up for these incredible excursions that offer heart-pounding swinging bridges. This epic adventure is filled with natural beauty, stunning viewing and top-notch service that can be expected. You will definitely be scared as you gaze down to the rainforest canopy below.
These Terrifying Swinging Bridges In Alaska Will Make Your Stomach Drop
7. One of the most Deadly Highways in the World: The Dalton
8. The Terrifying Rough Seas
There are a lot of extremes in Alaska, and plenty of these experiences will make your palms sweat and your heart race. The rough seas off Alaska’s coast will have you biting your nails. Just imagine if you actually were experiencing these views.
8 Terrifying Views In Alaska That Will Make Your Palms Sweat
9. Secrets in the Talkeetna Mountains
A 25-foot sea monster was just discovered in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska and you won’t believe it! This sea monster looks exactly like what we’ve always pictured the Loch Ness Monster to look like. The creature that was found buried under millions of years of earth and clay was a marine dinosaur known as an Elasmosaurs. Visit the mountains they were discovered in for a thrilling adventure.
What Was Just Discovered In The Alaskan Mountains Is Terrifying And Amazing
10. Abandoned Ghost Town Portlock
The abandoned ghost town Portlock has only a few rotting houses left of the once vibrant village. The town thrived until everyone abandoned the village in 1950, with most residents moving to nearby villages down the coast. An unexplained hairy creature continuously assaulted and stalked the villagers until they all abandoned the area.
This Abandoned Ghost Town In Alaska Is Downright Bone Chilling
11. Tragic Manly Hot Springs
Manley Hot Springs is a town of less than 100 that lies at the end of the Elliott Highway and is most famous for the gorgeous hot springs that bubble up from the ground into spacious tubs in a greenhouse. But, the other reason the name rings out is the terrible murder of many of the residents in a killing spree in the 1980s. This horrible day lives on in the minds of those who were around at the time and those who choose to live there now.
The Tiny Town In Alaska With A Terribly Creepy Past
12. Eerie Pilgrim Hot Springs
Pilgrim Hot Springs boasts a thermal hot springs which made it possible to house a large mission community from 1918 through the 1920's. There was a church, several dormitories, an orphanage and greenhouses, all heated by the Earth. Now this spot is abandoned, spooky, and sinking into the bog in Western Alaska.
Visit These 9 Creepy Ghost Towns In Alaska At Your Own Risk
13. Haunted Historic Anchorage Hotel
The Historic Anchorage Hotel survived the treacherous 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and then the real creepiness started happening. Over the years there have been so many ghost sightings that hotel now keeps a log at the front desk to document all of the eerie experiences.
Visit this charming historic hotel and see for yourself.
The Story Behind This Haunted Historic Hotel In Alaska Is Truly Creepy
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How many spooky places in Alaska have you been to? Tell us about it in the comments below.