In a region where history and tradition reign, there’s bound to be some skeletons in the closet. From the long-held haunted reputations of some of our oldest cities like Savannah, New Orleans, and Charleston to the many unexplained and unsolved horror stories that are passed down through generations everywhere in between, the South is no stranger to hair-raising supernatural haunts that can be found down any cobblestone street or left on any historic battlefield.
The South has its fair share of haunted destinations that can lend their curses to any number of tragedies involving the Civil War, mass-spread epidemics, and more. The spiritual remnants of the voodoo and Gullah cultures in New Orleans and Savannah, respectively, are enough to cast a thin veil of supernatural energy over their towns alone. Southern Gothic literature tells these types of tales more poetically and disturbingly than we might at bedtime, with the likes of Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, and Edgar Allen Poe; but these places are the real deal. We paired up with Yelp to determine the most haunted cities in the South, along with some of their most haunted landmarks, according to travelers that have seen it for themselves. Brace yourself if you’re easily spooked—these are the most haunted cities in the South to visit this fall.