Ghost hunter reveals the scariest places to visit


(NewsNation) — Spooky season may be coming to an end, but there are plenty of haunted places to visit all year long.

NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield caught up with “Ghost Hunters” paranormal investigator Steve Gonsalves about the most haunted places across the country.

The Waverly Hills Sanatorium

The Waverly Hill tuberculosis hospital and sanitorium in Louisville, Kentucky is where “thousands of people died in a short period of time,” Ghosalves said. “There’s a high frequency of paranormal activity, and they’re not afraid of you.”

The former sanatorium opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients.

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado inspired the haunted lodging in Stephen King’s 1977 bestselling novel “The Shining.”

Gonsalves said he experienced a lot of paranormal activity there. He says he heard electronic voices answering questions and a “cold-spot phenomenon,” where it felt like he was putting his hand in cold Jell-O.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia was a “place for the criminally insane.” It operated from 1864 until 1994. “History is something that does spark a phenomenon.”

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