America's Most Terrifying Haunted Roads Oct 19, 2013 22:20:06 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 19, 2013 22:20:06 GMT -5
8 Haunted Roads
It’s almost Halloween, which means the ghosts of America’s most haunted houses are awake and ready for spooking. You know what’s creepier than a haunted house? The haunted road leading to the haunted house. Nobody will ever know if the legends behind them are legitimate, but that’s what makes them ultra-terrifying to timid folk who fear spirits. Behold, spook-seekers: These are America’s most terrifying haunted roads.
Clinton Road (West Milford, N.J.). There are reports of phantom headlights that appear from nowhere, follow drivers at alarmingly close distances and then suddenly disappear. An abandoned old circus zoo has also apparently resulted in creepy interbred creatures, one of which resembles a possessed albino deer. At Old Boy Bridge, throw a coin over the edge and the ghost of a drowned child will supposedly throw it back at you. And if all this weren’t enough, Clinton Road (pictured above) is also a reported hotspot for Satanic activity and modern-day Druids, and bizarre Halloween masks have been discovered strewn about in the area.
Kelly Road (Ohioville, Penn.). People say that when animals scamper across the section of Kelly Road known as “Mystery Mile,” they become deranged and rabid. One local resident reported a ragged, pale boy traipsing about her backyard in the middle of the night, emanating an eerie white light.
Dead Man’s Curve (Clermont County, Ohio). It is sandwiched between two regular freeways, but this turn is so insanely sharp that it has taken many lives. In the 1960s, teenagers on an outing in a Chevrolet Impala were involved in a fatal accident and witnesses have seen floating visions of the car along with the one that hit it. There have also been reports of a faceless hitchhiker and apparitions of antique carriages that crashed on the road more than a century ago.
The Devil’s Promenade (near Hornet, Mo.). Every evening, something very odd happens along this otherwise quaint strip of road between Missouri and Kansas. The “Spooklight,” as it is called, is an orb of light that peeks through the trees long after the sun has completely set. It is usually green, but has been known to shift in color and size and nobody knows what causes it. There were reports of Spooklight sightings in the early 19th century and according to legend, the orb is the spirit of two native Indian lovers searching for each other.
Boy Scout Lane (Stevens Point, Wis.). According to legend – well, one version of the legend anyway – back in the 1950s, a group of Boy Scouts hiked to this spot for a camp-out. They were sleeping peacefully in their tents amid the tall trees lining the road when their troop leader murdered them in the night. Some people traveling this road (above) during the night claim the murdered boys still haunt the road and appear at random, sometimes covered in blood. The are where the murders occurred is now privately owned and trespassing is discouraged.
Prospector’s Road (Georgetown, Calif.). During the California Gold Rush, when thousands of weary men dug day and night for riches, men would often kill fellow miners who bragged too much about their finds. One of their victims is said to appear out of the bushes on this half-paved road, repeatedly exclaiming, in a harsh whisper: “Get off my claim!”
Mona Lisa Drive (New Orleans). A rich philanthropist reportedly donated the money to establish this park in New Orleans on the condition that it include a statue of his beloved daughter Mona, who had recently died. Wild teenagers used hang out in the park at night and soon vandalized the statue to the point it had to be removed. Ever since, the floating white spirit of Mona has been known to approach passing cars and those brave enough to stop have heard her moaning and scathing on the windows and moaning.
Shades of Death Road (Warren County, N.J.). Yes, the road sign actually reads “Shades of Death,” which is creepy enough even in the daytime. What makes this road more chilling by night, though, aren’t the reports of extreme fog, unexplained bright skies and past lynchings, but the legend that a strange white light is seen just off the road at a place called Lenape Lane and if the light turns red, the person watching it will die.
Source: Suzy Strutner, The Huffington Post, October 17, 2013.