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The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Maryland

Maryland is full of haunted places — you just have to know where to look. With so much history around the Old Line State, it’s not surprising that many haunted houses, battlefields, and more date back decades and even centuries. For example, did you know that Maryland is home to a historic haunted prison? Or how about the state’s most haunted road, which you most definitely do not want to visit at night. You’ll learn more about these spooky spots below, whether you’re seeking out real ghosts, or just want to know some creepy facts about Maryland. We’ve even included the best haunted corn maze and the scariest haunted house in Maryland, too. Muster up some bravery and enjoy these disturbing tales, creepy photos, and more.

5 Creepy Facts About Maryland

  1. The 1999 horror movie, The Blair Witch Project, was set in Burkittsville, Maryland. Parts of the flick were even filmed in the area, including the cemetery atop of the town’s hill. Of course, the story of the Blair Witch was made up, or was it?…
  2. In the same town of Burkittsville, you’ll also find Maryland’s Spook Hill. Put your vehicle in neutral at the bottom of the hill and be amazed as your car rolls upward. Some say it’s an optical illusion but others believe ghosts are to blame.
  3. Maryland is home to a handful of abandoned asylums. One such asylum was known as Forest Haven, which was shut down in 1991 due to overcrowding and horrid living conditions. Neglected by the ones who were supposed to help most, dozens of patients perished on the premises.
  4. There’s an oddities shop in Maryland where you can purchase deranged taxidermy, mummified remains, and real human teeth. The peculiar store known as Bazaar is not for the faint of heart.
  5. After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth had his leg mended by Dr. Samuel Mudd in Waldorf, Maryland. Dr. Mudd’s home is now said to be haunted. Enter the guestroom where John Wilkes Booth stayed, and you just may see a human imprint on top of the bed covers.