Haunted Houses Maryland
As with many ships, many lives came to an end and many men lost the battle onboard and which causing several hauntings. The USS Constellation was the name of the ship and it was the very last of the all-sail warship to be built by the United States Navy. This magestic ship performed greatly from 1854 through the Civil War. It has been reported of ghostly figures being seen and yet other report of hearing horrific noises. The paranormal feeling and sctivity and very strong and yet the history of this amazing ship is one that will live in the hearts of many men forever. It has now been restored and is now open for tours to the public
One place that Baltimore is known for that is sure to scare you is the home of fear legend himself, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe lived here from 1832 to 1835 and during that short time he wrote one of his best first horror stories, "Berenice." Poe died in 1849, but the fascination lives on.
You can visit where Edgar Allen Poe was buried at the famous Westminister Church Cemetery. Some of these famous men are General Samuel Smith, who helped organize the defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812, and the Secretary of War under George Washington and John Adams, Colonel James McHenry, after whom Fort McHenry was named. On Halloween you will find many fans gathered for an evening of readings, complete with tours of the catacombs under the church. Both the house and cemetery are located in the western side of downtown Baltimore.
Another attraction that you just do not want to miss when you are in Baltimore is the Fright Fest event that happens every October at Six Flags America. Here you will whitness the park you love to have fun at transform into a spooky and haunted playground that is fun for both kids and adults! Come and experience all the excitment you can handle from gosts, goblins, haunted attractions and live entertainment! This is by far the biggest Halloween even in Baltimore and you don't want to miss a minute of it!
In additional there are many ghost tours, and other real haunted house places throughout Maryland. Find the best haunted houses and more here at www.Hauntworld.com
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The Most Haunted Places in Maryland
Since it was one of the original thirteen colonies, Maryland’s history is steeped in the colonial times of the 1700’s and the Civil War era of the 1800’s. Subsequently, many of the supposedly haunted sites in Maryland date back to previous centuries. If you want to experience an adrenaline rush and real chill down your spine, consider visiting one of these spooky haunted sites.
The Edgar Allen Poe Home
Your first stop should be none other than the haunted house of Edgar Allan Poe, the famed writer of mystery and the macabre. Open to the public during limited times on the weekends, the home (located in Baltimore) is where Poe spent the majority of his time and wrote his first horror story. Poe eventually died of “congestion of the brain” in 1849 in Baltimore. Right before his death, Poe was found delirious wandering the streets and wearing clothes that were not his own. He was not coherent long enough to explain how he got in that condition.
The USS Constellation
Now open for public tours, the USS Constellation was in service from 1854 (through the Civil War) until the end of World War II. The ship not only helped break up the slave trade but also helped deliver food to famine victims in Europe. Legend has it the ship is now haunted by the ghosts and spirits of old sailors. A photograph taken in 1955 by a Naval lieutenant that was published in the local paper seems to show a ghostly figure standing on the deck. There’s also the story of a priest who went aboard the ship and was guided around by an older man with intimate knowledge of the ship. After inquiring about him later, the priest learned there was no such man who worked as a guide.
Westminster Church Cemetery
This graveyard is where Edgar Allan Poe is buried along with a handful of other well-known Baltimore citizens – General Samuel Smith (who organized the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812) and Colonel James McHenry (the Secretary of War under George Washington and John Adams). The cemetery is open from dusk to dawn and on Halloween, fans of Edgar Allan Poe gather for readings and tours of the catacombs beneath the old church.
In the War of 1812, ill-equipped American forces at Fort McHenry held out against the British and Army Navy. The fort is also where many people were detained during the Civil War in dark dungeons. It’s believed some of those who died there still haunt the fort (which is open today to the public. Rangers at the fort report hearing strange and unexplainable things such as footsteps, doors slamming, and windows being opened.