THE PARANORMAL WORLD DATABASE What makes a location haunted and why do some seem to harbor the spirits of the dead while others do not? Is it because of the suffering associated with a traumatic event that makes it possible for places like Alcatraz and Gettysburg to become ground zero for paranormal activity? Do spirits have a message for the living that they are trying to deliver? Or is it merely the imprint of human energy on a location that remains in the existing atmosphere?    We continue to compile a listing of reputed and documented haunted locations throughout the country with a brief history of each that may help to explain the origins of the phenomena that has been experienced there. All of us recall the old abandoned house in our neighborhood that we as children dared not venture into, the ancient cemetery that was said to house the restless spirits of those who still walk the earth or the stretch of treacherous road that is reputed to have claimed many lives under peculiar circumstances. While we recognize that many of these sites are more steeped in legend and folklore than reality, we'll allow you to make up your own minds as to the veracity of the claims. RISEUP makes none as to the factual nature of these reports and/or legends. UNITED STATES   ALABAMA ALASKA     ARIZONA     ARKANSAS     CALIFORNIA COLORADO     CONNECTICUT     DELAWARE     FLORIDA     GEORGIA HAWAII     IDAHO     ILLINOIS     INDIANA     IOWA     KANSAS     KENTUCKY     LOUISIANA     MAINE     MARYLAND MASSACHUSETTS     MICHIGAN     MINNESOTA     MISSISSIPPI     MISSOURI MONTANA     NEBRASKA     NEVADA     NEW HAMPSHIRE     NEW JERSEY    NEW MEXICO    NEW YORK    NORTH CAROLINA    NORTH DAKOTA   OHIO OKLAHOMA    OREGON    PENNSYLVANIA    RHODE ISLAND    SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH DAKOTA    TENNESSEE    TEXAS    UTAH    VERMONT VIRGINIA    WASHINGTON    WEST VIRGINIA    WISCONSIN    WYOMING WASHINGTON, D.C.       This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. In accordance with our non-for-profit mission, we are making such material available to advance understanding of paranormal research. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For further information on fair use, go to If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.