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Two terrifying Massachusetts destinations make top 15 scariest haunted places list



According to a report, two Massachusetts locations have been ranked one of the scariest haunted places in the United States.

Far & Wide released a list of their most terrifying destinations.

Coming in at #14 is House of Seven Gables on Derby Street in Salem. Here is what the website for travelers had to say.

“Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name, this enchanting mansion weaves a tale of secrets, curses and generations past. Its timeworn architecture and hidden chambers beckon visitors through its doors, where past and present collide, and every creaking floorboard seems to carry the weight of the centuries.”

“Salem, Massachusetts, is associated with the Salem Witch Trials of the late 17th century and is recognized as a hub of paranormal interest. The city embraces its history and the legacy of the witch trials, which resulted in numerous executions and is one of the darkest chapters in American history. Tourists can partake in various ghost tours and visit attractions and museums that highlight the supernatural aspects of Salem, where reports of ghostly encounters are not uncommon.”

The next spot at #13 was handed to Fall River’s Lizzie Borden House.

“Step into a true horror story at the Lizzie Borden House, where the father and stepmother of the woman who lends her name to the house were brutally attacked with a hatchet. Lizzie was the primary suspect in the murders. She was arrested and tried for the crimes that attracted nationwide attention. As the scene of the murders, the home has been transformed into a chilling yet captivating bed and breakfast.”

“This Victorian-era home continues to have a haunting presence. Guests can stay in the very rooms where the infamous murders occurred. Experience a night in rooms and halls where ghostly encounters and phenomena have reportedly taken place. Guests have shared various experiences, from hearing unexplained footsteps and hushed voices to seeing shadowy figures and feeling sudden temperature drops. Some have even claimed to have had unsettling sensations or encounters with the spirits of Andrew and Abby Borden, making it a spine-tingling destination for those daring enough to stay here.”

The Lizzie Borden House has drawn the ire of some residents as of late after filing a lawsuit against Miss Lizzie’s Coffee shop next door on Second Street, however, it remains a very popular destination.

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