The Haunted Road Trip That Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Kentucky
When it begins to feel like fall in Kentucky, it seems everyone takes a collective breath of fresh air. The leaves change, the air is cooler, and Halloween is rapidly approaching. If you’re looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit, take this road trip that visits some of the most haunted places in Kentucky. Spend a few days on this trip so you can take plenty of time exploring each stop. We’ve even including some haunted bed and breakfasts and hotels so you have a place to sleep that continues with the theme of the road trip.
Check out the route on Google maps here. The route starts and ends in Louisville, but adjust it as you please.
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What is the most famous ghost story from Kentucky?
With a fascinating history like ours, it is no wonder our state is filled with real Kentucky ghost stories. Ghosts are said to haunt many places throughout the Bluegrass State, including the scary places in Kentucky mentioned above. Another one of the Kentucky ghost stories that is worth mentioning is that of the Gray Lady. She is said to haunt Liberty Hall in Frankfort and you can even take a historic (and potentially spooky) tour to learn all about her. Learn more about this haunted experience here.
What is the most haunted town in Kentucky?
As you may have guessed from the article above, perhaps the most haunted town in Kentucky is Perryville. As the location for such a bloody battle and home to many dead and wounded soldiers, it makes perfect sense that many spirits continue to wander around. You can read more about this haunted town in Kentucky here.
What is the creepiest abandoned place in Kentucky?
There are many abandoned places in Kentucky that are just downright creepy. Buildings, barns, and other structures that have deteriorated over time seem to have an extra scary appearance and are typically filled with ghost stories. Waverly Sanatorium, mentioned above, is definitely the most well known abandoned spot in Kentucky, but another place that many discuss is the USS Sachem in Petersburg. This former ship has quite a story and now sits in ruin in a river. You can see photos and learn more here.
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.
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