I don’t believe in ghosts, and I don’t have any particular interest in the supernatural or the occult. But, ’tis the season.
Here’s a nice central repository for all your haunted travel needs, from the Travel Channel, who I feel like probably pad out a lot of hours in the day with this kind of thing. I do like their cemetery slideshow, though, because that’s less “ooh ghosties” and more “check out this cool history and sculpture.” Touring St. Louis Cemetery #1 with a knowledgeable guide is a definite highlight of a trip to New Orleans.
You can find ghost tours in just about every city in the world these days. I’ve never been on one myself because, um, ghosts aren’t real. But if you’re interested in such things (or, more likely, you just want to walk around and hear entertaining stories for several hours in a city you’re visiting) just Google the name of the city and “ghost tour” or “ghost walk” and you’re sure to find something, like this one in San Francisco.
I could have steered you to any number of haunted hotels here. But for you, only the best. Apparently the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR, is “America’s Most Haunted Hotel.” The stories I found don’t seem to connect much to one another, so I couldn’t find a real explanation of why this one little hotel should be so jam packed with spirits. Maybe go down there and find out for yourself? It looks quite lovely.