Arkansas January 07, 2018
13 Horribly Creepy Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Arkansas
Arkansas has some undoubtedly disturbing history. From ghosts of past wars haunting the battlefields to unexplained phenomenons, there’s no shortage of creepy adventures you can take, if you dare. Let’s creep around to find the more bizarre and disturbing attractions around the state.
1. Make contact with paranormal investigators.
If you're wanting to dabble in some creepiness but not go gallivanting off into a haunted house, then attending the Arkansas Paranormal Expo should be the perfect start for you. Alien experts, Bigfoot enthusiasts, ghost storytellers, and other supernatural investigators will be at the event on October 6th-7th, 2018.
To see what all the expo has to offer, read the full article
If you’re too impatient to wait until October, check out the
Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend
happening this month.
2. Dare to drive down the state's most haunted street.
We don't want to spoil the story for you but you'll never want to pick up a hitchhiker after hearing what happens frequently to drivers on Highway 365. You should definitely avoid this street, especially after dark or you may be sharing in the same haunting experience.
To know all the chilling details, read the full article
3. Visit this town's ghost town.
This town-inception can be found at Calico Rock. East Calico Rock, or Peppersauce Ghost Town, is the only ghost town in America that resides in another town. Although not necessarily a scary place, the barren streets do give off a melancholy feel.
To tour the town(s), read the article
4. Learn about this attraction's chilling history.
If you visit Natural Steps outside of Little Rock you may meet their ghost, Martha. She committed suicide after her husband's death by walking into the Arkansas River. What's even spookier is the rest of the dismal history that's haunted the area.
To learn about the rest of Natural Steps’ eerie history, read the full article
5. Take a tour of this abandoned sanatorium.
The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium just outside of Booneville is every spooky explorer's dream building. Both historical and haunting, the sanatorium houses memories of top-notch medical advancements but also the harsh realities that come from derelict treatment.
To take a full photo tour, read the article
6. Shutter at this truly terrifying murder spree.
Around Christmas time in 1987, Dover endured the worst serial killing the state has ever had. You'll want to keep your loved ones close as we delve into the full story of Ronald Gene Simmons.
For the full story, read the article
7. Tour this museum of funeral services.
We have some weird museums here in Arkansas but one of the most bizarre resides in a fully operational funeral home. Jackson's Funeral Home has a museum dedicated to the history of funeral services. From embalming tools to caskets used throughout the ages, to an antique funeral coach, this is one museum that's not for the faint of heart.
To unearth more details about the museum, read the full article
8. Hike around a ghost town.
Most Arkansans have heard about our ghost town, Rush. But, did you know there's a whole hiking trail throughout the abandoned zinc town? The Rush Mountain Hiking Loop will tour you around the buildings, near the mines, and pass old mining artifacts.
To learn more about the town’s history, read the article
9. Explore this haunted state park.
Pea Ridge National Military Park is where ghost enthusiasts and history buffs can come together. Some swear they hear gunshots and battle cries when walking around the war fields.
To learn the details of the grueling battle, read the article
10. Step quietly through these cemeteries.
It's safe to say every cemetery is at least a little haunted. Most just have a somber yet peaceful air and the overwhelming presence of countless memories. Others, however, have a more sinister feel. We've found the ten spookiest cemeteries in the state that should not be visited after dark.
To know more about each cemetery’s haunting, read the article
11. Spend the night at the most haunted hotel in America.
There's no doubt ghosts are lurking about the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, after all, this is one of the most talked about haunted hotels in the U.S. If you're skeptical, we dare you to spend the night in room 218.
To see what other creepy things Eureka Springs has to offer, read the article
12. Solve one of these mysteries.
From cold cases to river monsters, Arkansas has its share of the unexplainable. Delve into one of these thrilling tales, some true, others a bit tall. All of them are downright chilling though.
To hear about all ten mysteries, read the article
Do you dare to take one of these spooky adventures? Chill us with your thrills in the comments below!
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