Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a massive abandoned
hospital that was constructed in 1924 to treat and prevent
spread of Tuberculosis. It is located on the outskirts of
Louisville in South- West Louisville/ Jefferson County in
Kentucky state. Later it was handed over to Geriatrics
medicine in 1962 after first antibiotic streptomycin was
invented to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causative
bacteria of tuberculosis. It was finally closed in 1980 due to
unsatisfactory care for its patients. It is considered to be one
of the most haunted places in United States.
Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Trans- Allegheny Lunatic
Asylum is situated at Asylum Drive,
Weston, West Virginia in United States. In the 19th century
society in United States began to shift its views on treatment
of individuals with mental issues and challenges. In the middle
of the century Thomas Kirkbride developed a theory of
construction of a Sanatorium with supportive and curative
environment for the patients. Over 300 such facilities were
constructed across the country. Trans- Allegheny Sanatorium
became one such facility.
America's Stonehenge is
located near Salem. It is arguable the most mysterious places in
USA that is still in the middle of the debates on the age of the
construction and its origin.
Eastern State Penitentiary
State Penitentiary is located in the outskirts of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania in United States. This prison covers an area of 11
acres (45,000 m2) and was
constructed in 1829. It was eventually closed in 1971.
Axe Murders House in Villisca, Iowa is a famous site of a
gruesome murder of the whole family that occurred here on June 10, 1912.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
National Historical Park is situated in San Juan and McKinley Counties, New
Mexico in United States. It covers an area of 33,978 acres
(13,750 ha) and protects one of the largest and most interesting
settlement of the mysterious Anasazi tribe. According to the
legends of the Navajo people that took over these lands
centuries later, Anasazi simply disappeared in the underground
cavers through the crevices.
Hospital is located in Glenn Dale, Prince Georges County,
Maryland just outside of Washington D.C., USA. Glenn Dale Hospital was
constructed in 1934 to isolate and treat patients with
tuberculosis. In the early 60s Glenn Dale changed its purpose
due to improvements in medicine and treatment of the
tuberculosis or the "white death". Last 20 years medical center
was transformed into a center for chronically and mentally ill
Bodie was named after Waterman S. (Bill)
Bodey who discovered large gold deposit north of Mono Lake in 1859.
Unfortunately for him a winter storm caught him off guard and he froze to
death. A mining camp on the gold mine site was named after him. Things were
going slow for Bodie until 1875 then a large pocket of precious metal was
discovered after an accidental cave in. It quickly swelled to
Castle is a picturesque structure that implements architecture of the
European castle in United States. It is located on small Pollepel Island
that covers an area of 6.5 acres in the Hudson river about 50 miles north of New York
City. The name of the island of Pollepel is sometimes attributed to a
Dutch words that literally means "a wooden spoon", while other claim it
is named after a girl named Polly Pell who was stranded on the island
Elmo Ghost Town
Saint Elmo Ghost Town
located in Colorado is one of the best preserved ghost town in
United States. It was originally found by gold prospectors in
Initially called Forrest City due to heavy forested area this city changed
its name due to objections at the post office. California already had a city by this name, thus a under
a new name it was incorporated as a Saint Elmo after a popular
novel of the time. At its peak this city had population of 2000.
Pennhurst Insane Asylum
Pennhurst Insane Asylum is located in Spring City in a state
of Pennsylvania, United States. Pennsylvania Legislature
authorized funds to construct a large complex that became known
as Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded
and Epileptic. Pennhurst State School and Hospital was completed
in 1908 with intention to help physically and mentally disabled
individuals to some degree of rehabilitation.
Hospital also known as Illinois Asylum for the Incurable
Insane or Bartonville State Hospital is situated in Bartonville,
Illinois. It was constructed in 1895-1910. It was closed in 1972
and have been abandoned since then.
Reformatory is a former prison situate in a small town of Mansfield, Ohio
Despite it small
size made history as a filming location of The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Besides the Ohio State Reformatory claims to be one of the most
haunted locations in United States.
Rivers National Forest
ix Rivers National Forest is situated in Northwest California
in United States. This nature reserve covers a total area of
957,590 acres. This large expanse of forest is most famous for
Patterson-Gimlin film of the Bigfoot. It is still considered as
one of the best proofs for existence of this elusive creature.
Most famous resident of Lake Champlain is an alleged water
serpent known locally simply as Champ. The Iroquois and the
Abenaki called this serpent "Tatoskok." Besides obvious
similarities to Loch Ness Monster (aka Nessie) in Scotland the
lake has many similar features as Loch Ness.
Historic Places in United States
Fort McHenry is located in Baltimore, Maryland state of USA. These military fortifications were constructed in 1789
under supervision of French immigrant Jean Foncin.
It was named after Hames McHenry who was a Scottish- Irish immigrant and a surgeon-
soldier. He eventually rose to Secretary of War under first
American president George Washington. Military fortifications
stood at the Locust Point peninsula that guarded the entrance to
the Baltimore Harbor. Bastions were encircled by a dry moat that
run around the fort perimeter.
Pond is located near Concord, Massachusetts state in USA. It covers an
area of about 61 acres. Walden Pond is most famous for its resident- Henry David Thoreau who lived on its
shores for 2 years 2 months and 2 days starting with July of 1845 to
September 1847. Here he wrote his famous
on life in the Woods.
National Historic Park
Historic Park situated 15 miles South- East of Saratoga Springs
in New York state is a famous battle site of a Revolutionary
War. Here in 1777 Battle of Saratoga was fought between American
patriots under leadership of Horatio Gates and 9000 British
regular troops or "Redcoats" along with Hessians, and Native
Americans under command of General John Burgoyne. The battle was
decisively won by the American Colonial forces.
Plimouth Plantation is a historic open air museum located
in Plymouth, Massachusetts off the Route 3A.
It is a recreation of the original Plymouth Colony established
on this spot in the 17th century by the first English colonists.
is a French citadel constructed in 1755- 58 in Ticonderoga, New York State in United
States. It was designed by Marquis de Lotbinière and covers an area of
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park is located in Adams County, Pennsylvania in USA. It covers an area of 3,965
acres of a former battle site that became the famous
as the largest engagement between the North/ Union and the South/
Confederate armies during the Civil War.
Fort Ross was
found here as a fortress post for the Russian empire in 1812. It
was intended to safeguard the possessions of the Russian tsars
in the New World from competing Spaniards to the south.
Napoleon's betrayal of the Spanish kings allowed cooperation
between the two countries.
Natural Parks in United States
Devil's Lake is located just two miles south of Baraboo, Wisconsin on the South Range of the Baraboo hills. Devil’s lake got it’s name from the Ho-
Chunk nation. Native Americans believed that during their
rituals a voice was heard coming from a lake. These celebrations
are still held annually. At the south end of the lake there is a
burial mount in a form of a giant bird that spreads its wings.
Porcupine State Park
Porcupine State Park is a wilderness area in the Porcupine mountains, named so by the Ojibwa
tribe due to silhouette of the range. On the northern side it is
bordered by lake Superior. Besides it has two small lakes. The first one
is Lake of the Clouds and it is clearly visible from the observation point.
Another lake is Mirror lake that is accessible by foot. It is less
crowded and camping on its shore is pleasant and secluded.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is located in a state of
Arizona in USA. This iconic nature reserve became synonymous with American
Archeological sites in United States
State Historic Site is a massive settlement of Native Americans
in Collinsville in the South Illinois in USA. It is the largest
archaeological site North of Mexico.
Natchez Trace runs from Natchez Mississippi to Nashville,
Tennessee states of United States. The trail is
thousands years old and was probably originally trumped by bison and
deer. Later Choctaw and Chickasaw connected the road and used as a trade
route. Arriving Europeans started using this route and in 1801 US government signed a peace treaty with Choctaw that allowed
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park is situated in Montezuma
County, Colorado in United States. It is designated as an UNESCO
World Heritage Site for the ruined settlement of the Anasazi
tribe. This historic reserve covers a total area of 52,485