Don’t Drive On These 10 Haunted Streets In Kentucky… Or You’ll Regret It
Kentucky has its share of legends and lore, some of which involve our roadways – both new and old. There’s a great controversy among some Kentuckians over the existence of spirits, ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. However, each of these roadways has been the subject of more than one report that can send chills up the spine. So, without further ado, here are 10 haunted streets in Kentucky that you’ll likely want to avoid.
Next time you decide to watch a scary movie, remember, there are haunted places in Kentucky, where you can get a little dose of real fear. Non-believers have visited some of these interesting places and found themselves feeling a change of heart. I have seen quite a few unexplainable phenomena myself over the years. If you’ve been to any of the haunted streets in Kentucky mentioned above or know of another haunted place in Kentucky, share your story in the comments section.
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What are some other creepy places in Kentucky?
Creepy places in Kentucky are plentiful, and Bardstown’s Pioneer Cemetery (also known as Old Jail Cemetery) is one of them. The perfect place for a spooky stroll, the haunting landscape features gravestones and chest tombs that date back to the 1700s. And though the cemetery hasn’t been in use since the 1850s, the grounds are well-kept, which means many tombstone inscriptions are still legible. Near the cemetery, you’ll find Old Nelson County Jail, another creepy spot worth exploring. You can actually tour the upstairs dungeon, which features two small jail cells. Built in 1819, it’s one of the oldest jail complexes in the state of Kentucky. The jail was in use until 1987, and though it’s been out of commission for quite some time, both staff and guests have reported encounters with prisoners from the past.
Are there any more haunted places in Kentucky?
There are several haunted places in Kentucky, including the Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown. It’s most known for playing host to the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Legend has it that James thought he saw someone in his room and fired his gun, leaving bullet holes in a painting on the wall. It’s said that James still visits the tavern to this day, but he’s not the only one. The tavern is shrouded in lore. Throughout the years, countless guests have reported seeing a strange woman as well as having their stuff moved or taken altogether. Perryville Battlefield is another notorious haunt, which makes sense, as it was the site of Kentucky’s biggest and bloodiest Civil War battle. It’s estimated that about 7,600 individuals were wounded or killed in the October 8, 1862 battle. A majority of the bodies were left to decompose on the battlefield, which many believe is the reason for the ghost-like figures seen wandering the grounds.
Does Kentucky have any eerie urban legends?
In addition to infamous haunts, Kentucky has its fair share of urban legends. Among the state’s eerie urban legends is the Hillbilly Beast, a Bigfoot-like creature who resides in the foothills of eastern Kentucky. According to legend, he’s huge and hairy with yellow eyes, smells horrible, and has a ferocious howl. Stories about the infamous beast have swirled since the days of Daniel Boone, so it’s not surprising that the Hillbilly Beast has been featured on History Channel’s "Monster Quest.”