Three Most Haunted Places in America

We know the United States as the land of spacious skies and amber waves of grain, but it also happens to be the land of a million ghost stories. 

Once home to 10,000 people, Bodie boomed in the 1870s and '80s, when gold was found in the hills surrounding Mono Lake.

Bodie, California

It's now a State Historic Park, with some parts of the town preserved in a state of "arrested decay"—tables with place settings, and shops eerily stocked with supplies.

It's not surprising that there are many reports of supernatural activity here, including ghost sightings and music playing from shuttered bars.

Those of you who remember the '90s will recognize this cemetery as the one featured in the novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Like the book, the Savannah cemetery itself has a Southern Gothic atmosphere, with Spanish moss giving shade to time-worn Victorian monuments. 

There are many notable figures buried here, like singer Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken, but it's Gracie Watson who most deserves a visit.

Having died at just six years old, her grave is marked by a life-size marble statue with her hand resting on a tree stump, symbolizing her life cut short.

Many visitors place toys at her grave when they visit, and some have reported seeing the ghost of Gracie near the site.

Alabama's first capital and famous ghost town takes its name from the state's longest river, situated at the confluence of the Cahaba and the Alabama.

Cahawba, Alabama

It was abandoned after the Civil War, and its empty buildings, slave burial ground, and eerie cemeteries are now popular settings for ghost tours and stories of paranormal activity.

 The most famous tale is that of a luminous floating orb appearing in the former garden maze of Colonel C.C. Pegues's house, shortly after the colonel had been killed in battle.