There’s something unsettling about tunnels. Whether they’re under or aboveground, built for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, natural or manmade, tunnels are mysterious and dark places that can cause the imagination to run amok. So in a state that’s known for its underground caves *and* aboveground geological features, you’re sure to find all sorts of creepy tunnels in the Bluegrass! Here are seven spooky tunnels in Kentucky to explore by car, bike, or foot; summon your courage and set forth on a fun fall adventure!

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Have you been to any of these spooky tunnels in Kentucky? Let us know about your experiences in the comments. For more spooky fun in the Bluegrass State, pay a visit to Kentucky’s very own ghost town… if you dare!

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Spooky Places in Kentucky

What are the most haunted places in Kentucky?

The most haunted places in Kentucky include:

  • Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville. This creepy place was a place for victims of the Tuberculosis epidemic in 1910 where over 63,000 people died.
  • Maple Hill Manor in Springfield. This manor was built by slaves in 1851 and visitors claim to hear soldiers walking the halls and knocking on doors.
  • Lick Creek Cemetery in Lick Creek. Strange phenomena including disappearing apparitions, glowing objects and more have been reported here.
  • Bobby Mackey’s Music World. This old-fashioned bar is said to be the most haunted bar in the country.

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What are some little-known haunted places in Kentucky?

Some little-known haunted places in Kentucky include:

  • Thompson House in Newport. Once known as the Southgate House, this mansion is where many have reported ghostly encounters.
  • Benham Schoolhouse Inn in Benham. People claim to hear books slamming and see lights going on and off in this old school.
  • Ramada Inn in Paintsville. It is said that Room 216 is full of laughing ghosts and various unusual sounds.
  • Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. There have been reports that ceiling tiles move on their own here and screaming ghosts haunt the halls.

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What are the most haunted streets in Kentucky?

The most haunted streets in Kentucky include:

  • Florence Street in Corbin. Locals claim that it always feels like they’re being watched when going down this road.
  • Red Dog Road in Harlan. People claim to see flickering lights in the trees and hear crunching sounds coming from the woods by this road.
  • KY 90 - There’s a local legend of a newlywed couple who visited here and the bride fell to her death and is said to haunt this street.
  • Power Street in Cumberland. Locals report that the ghost of a young girl runs around crying and rattling doorknobs on this street.

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