12 Reasons Why Maine Is The Most Terrifying, Spookiest State
By Michelle|Updated on June 30, 2023(Originally published June 29, 2023)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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We tell you a lot about how wonderful Maine is, but every now and then we like to even things out a bit. Maine’s dark history dates way back and with that history comes stories. These Maine horror stories have been passed down from generation to generation and become spooky along the way. Massachusetts has the witch trials, but here are a few reasons why we think haunted Maine is the scariest state.
Which of these bits of Maine horror scares you the most? Do the ghost tales of paranormal activity in Maine keep you up at night? Do you know of any other Maine ghosts or real-life scary stories?
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What are some other spooky stories of Maines's dark history?
Maine has a dark history with plenty of scary stories to keep you up at night. The long dark hours we find here in Maine give tribute to just how scary our state can be. To dig into the past and uncover some of the horrifying stories of years gone by may require a brave soul up for the task. So here are a few more recommendations if you dare to continue:
For any good origin story of horror, one of the best places to start is where someone else ended. These two graveyards in Maine are filled with scary stories that will make your hair stand on end.
Urban myths can be just a story, or they can hold more truth than you know. Check out these 9 urban legends and investigate for yourself to see if they are true.
If you want to take it on the road then allow us to suggest this haunted road trip to see the most out of your spooky adventure.
If you prefer to take your ghost stories in groups and not be stuck alone with a ghost then this haunted trolly ride might be perfect for you.
If the gory side of horror is more of your thing then make sure to dig into more of Maine’s dark history with these unsolved murder stories. Maine certainly has its share of terrifying stories. From murders to the paranormal Maine's dark history has enough scares in it to give you goosebumps.