Visit These 12 Creepy Ghost Towns In Kentucky At Your Own Risk
When people think about ghost towns, the west usually comes to mind, but Kentucky has a few creepy ghost towns of its own. These areas were all once filled with the hustle and bustle of human life. Now the only thing that’s bustling is the leaves when the wind blows, some ripples on the water, or a few lonely people. For the most part, the towns themselves are either gone or almost abandoned completely. These 12 ghost towns in Kentucky get a lot less attention then they deserve:
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Each of these ghost towns in Kentucky was once an important part of the state’s storied history. Some can still be visited, especially those turned into historic museums or overnight stays. These towns, or the remnants thereof, all make interesting (not to mention, scenic!) stops on a Kentucky bucket list. If you want to visit them for yourself, we’ve put together Kentucky Ghost Towns Road Trip.
Address: Barthell, KY 42647, USA
Address: Lawton, KY 41164, USA
Address: Crittenden County, KY, USA
Address: Blandville, KY 42087, USA
Address: Blue Heron, KY 42647, USA
Address: Calloway County, KY, USA
Address: Creelsboro, KY 42629, USA
Address: Leslie County, KY, USA
Address: Rocky Hill, KY 42171, USA
Address: Golden Pond, KY 42211, USA
Address: Packard, KY 40769, USA
Address: Henderson County, KY, USA
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Ghost Towns In Kentucky
February 01, 2021
What are the creepiest places in Kentucky?
If you’re feeling brave, there are quite a few creepy places to visit in Kentucky. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Louisville, is one of the most notoriously spooky spots in the state. You can book tours of the former tuberculosis hospital and explore its dark halls and rooms yourself. There are many rumors of hauntings there, and it’s even been featured on numerous ghost hunting shows. There is also an abandoned ship in Kentucky, the USS Sachem, that lies in ruin near Petersburg. It’s quite haunting to see in person.
Are there any urban legends in Kentucky?
Brush up on your Kentucky folklore through these urban legends. In Prospect, Kentucky, there is a spooky hollow with lots of lore. A ghostly hearse is said to appear out of nothing and nearly scare drivers off the road. Additionally, there is a “Crybaby Bridge” that was said to be the place where women threw their unwanted or ill babies off the side. Their cries can still be heard, according to some. Other weird occurrences happen in the area, as well. There is a railroad trestle in Fisherville that is said to be the home of the Goatman. He cries out like a child needing help, but those that heed the call go missing or are found dead.
What are the most haunted places in Kentucky?
If urban legends and creepy abandoned places have your interests piqued, here are more haunted places in Kentucky. Mammoth Cave, though popular for its beautiful formations and extensive system, is said to be haunted. Over the years it’s been used for many things – from tuberculosis patients to fleeing slaves – and some visitors report seeing unexplained lights or orbs. The beautiful Loudon House in Lexington is said to be haunted by two ghostly women and a black cat, according to legend. People who have visited it report feeling random cold spots.
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