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The Spookiest Ghost Stories from Every State

Mental Floss logo Mental Floss 10/1/2018 Mental Floss

Woman with hands on face. © Moment/Getty Images Woman with hands on face. From heartbroken brides to spectral oenophiles, America is a melting pot of otherworldly entities who have staked a spiritual claim in every crack and cranny of the country—as well as in the local community's consciousness.

No matter what city or state you hail from, you no doubt grew up hearing terrifying tales of one ghost or another with whom you shared a zip code. We all did. Here are the spookiest ghost stories from all 50 states.

Alabama 

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas 

California 

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts 

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York 

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee 

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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