3 spooky places to spend the night this Halloween

Posted at 9:32 AM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 10:40:39-04

The United States features plenty of haunted places to visit for those looking for a little spookiness around this time of year.

Haunted houses, farms and tours are prevalent throughout the nation.

But for those looking for a more extensive chilling experience have a few options as well. Some of the options are by design while others are not.

Here are three spooky places to spend the night according to Roadtrippers.

The Cecil Hotel

Where: Los Angeles

Why: Serial killer Richard Ramirez stayed at The Cecil Hotel while he killed 13 women between 1984-85.

According to tour guides he would dump his bloody clothes in the dumpsters out back after a night of killing, Roadtrippers reported.

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Another killer, Jack Unterweger, also reportedly stayed at The Cecil Hotel, and the hotel has been the site of several strange deaths.

The Cecil Hotel has rebranded itself as Stay on Main.

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Where: 13 miles north of Florence, Oregon

Why: The lighthouse features a bed and breakfast at an isolated portion of the Oregon coast.

The lighthouse was built in 1892. Builders had to wait for the right sea conditions to bring in materials for the lighthouse, according to Roadtrippers.

Roadtrippers reports a ghost nicknamed “Rue” by the groundskeepers has been spotted off and on since the 1950s. Lighthouse inn residents have reported sounds of footsteps, doors closing and opening on their own and encounters with the ghost, according to Roadtrippers.

Royal Street Inn

Where: New Orleans

Why: The inn itself is not considered the creepy part but rather the surroundings.

Royal Street Inn sits in the heart of American Voodoo country, according to Roadtrippers.

Nearby is Pat O’Brien’s, which has been nicknamed the “greatest bar in the French Quarter”, according to Roadtrippers.

The bar is reportedly haunted by ghouls that have been known to play the piano and stomp around the bar.

The Old Absinthe House is another bar nearby that has a host of ghost stories. People have noticed doors opening and closing, chairs grouping together and glasses moving, according to Roadtrippers.