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Beware of These 9 Frightfully Named Travel Destinations to Haunt

"Are you coming, Mom?" As much as I wished that I could have hopped out of the car and lined up to enter the insanely massive premises of Eastern State Penitentiary, the responsible parent in me prevailed. Traveling with a teen, a tween and a toddler presents it's challenges. Not only was the allegedly haunted former correctional facility not quite, or not at all age-appropriate for our two year-old, it was also his nap time. Yeah guys, I'm sorry but you'll have to go solo on this one. "The keys are in the ignition. Okay? Bye!" Welcome to my world. Secondhand recounts and souvenirs are just as treasured as actual travel- says no one ever. Beware of these nine frightfully named travel destinations to haunt.

Beware of These 9 Frightfully Named Travel Destinations to Haunt


Our family has actually ghosted about in one of the destinations on this list quite a few times. The haunted Hudson Valley of New York is rich in American history and tales of spirited paranormal occurrences. Sleepy Hollow is a quaint, little place alongside the Hudson River that is especially spooktacular during the fall, leading into Halloween. Here are a few other frightfully named travel destinations to add to your travel itinerary.

Tombstone, Arizona 
(estimated population 1,322) 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates


Sleepy Hollow, New York (estimated population 10,208)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates 




Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (estimated population 6,931)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates 

Yellville, Arkansas (estimated population 1,181)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates

Transylvania County, North Carolina (estimated population 33,045)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates



Slaughter Beach, Delaware (estimated population 225)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates


Casper, Wyoming (estimated population 60,086)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates


Scarville, Iowa (estimated population 71)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates


Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (estimated population 6,103)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 Population Estimates 

Editorial Note | The preceding data was collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.


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