We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share the creepiest, most haunted places near them, and they definitely did not disappoint. Here are the spooky locations. 1. Crybaby Lane in Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State Archives / Via rhdc.org "In college we used to go to Crybaby Lane. It’s a deserted alley and field where an orphanage used to be. One night in the early 1900s it burned down, killing all the children who lived inside. If you go there now, you can still smell the burning building. The longer you stay, the more likely you are to hear wailing children. One of my friends who went felt like they were choking on smoke when they walked onto the property."—greysons452ee9ad0 2. White Rock Lake in Dallas: Google Maps "There are stories about a woman walking around the lake at night all wet, asking for a ride. Once they’re near her home she disappears, leaving behind a wet spot. When someone approaches the house and asks about the woman, they're greeted by her parents saying that their daughter died in a car accident and drowned in the lake."—luna28 3. The phantom-fire house near Portland, Maine: Bilanol / Getty Images "There’s this house in a town outside of Portland that's extremely spooky. Many years ago a family moved in, and on their first night, they woke up to the house on fire. They jumped out a window with as many boxes as they could grab, but when they turned around, there was no fire. The house was dark."—DWinchestersflannel 4. Sunny Acres in San Luis Obispo, California: Doom64 / Via Flickr: doom64 "It's a red brick building on a nearby hill, said to have been an orphanage and home for troubled youths. Some stories say that kids were kept in cages, while others claim that a fire ripped through the building, killing most of the inhabitants. When I was growing up, this was a spot for teenagers to sneak into at night and a favorite of mine to go ghost hunting in. Our experiences included a bright light flashing, sounds of footsteps around us, and a voice I recorded saying, 'Help me!'"—catherinej7 5. The house on Broadway Street in Amherst, New Hampshire: Google Maps "There is a house by Baboosic Lake in Amherst that my husband and I rented for a family party. The second night there, my husband and I saw a child next to our bed. As he reached for the child, it disappeared under the bed. The next night, I had the baby monitor on and heard cooing, so I checked on our kids. Both were sleeping soundly."—lisademerss 6. Ed Gein's house in Plainfield, Wisconsin: Matt Costello / Via youtube.com "I grew up about an hour away from where Ed Gein lived and worked. He was known for killing multiple people and using their skin for his projects. He upholstered chairs and lamps with it and made sausages out of his victims to gift to unknowing neighbors. Eventually he was caught, arrested, and stuck in a mental institution until his death. They cleared the house out to put it up for auction, but it burned to the ground the night before in a mysterious fire that most assume to be arson."—frecklefreak14 7. The Eloise mental asylum in Westland, Michigan: Google Maps "It was one of the biggest insane asylums, if not the biggest, in the country at one point. It’s abandoned now and allegedly haunted. I get an eerie feeling every time I drive by it."—madeehar 8. Cheesman Park and Botanic Gardens in Denver: Google Maps "The park used to be a large graveyard, but the city decided to develop on the land in 1893. Workers were paid $1.90 for each corpse they could dig up and cram into a small box for relocation. There were large protests when the public found out, so the project was halted. Ten years later, the city simply plowed over the remaining bones. Today, nearby residents often report seeing the ghosts of these souls in their mirrors."—aditson 9. The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida: Travel_bug / Getty Images "It’s a gorgeous, terrifying hotel that's said to be full of spirits. I worked there during summer breaks, and several employees reported seeing shadows, having doors close mysteriously, ovens turning on and off overnight, and silverware from tables set for breakfast being tossed around. I’m a native Palm Beacher, so I did my homework about the place while growing up. Many of the stories about people getting trapped in a fire and employees being robbed and murdered do check out."—kminfl 10. Rock-a-Dundee Road in Hampden, Massachusetts: Google Maps "Legend says that in the '70s, multiple teenagers committed suicide by hanging themselves here. There's even a haunted gazebo at the end that acts as a memorial for a little boy who was dropped off by a local school bus, then hit and killed by it. They say if you go and stand in the gazebo at night, you can hear him crying."—Vmurray3491 11. The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California: Cwinegarden / Getty Images "The story is that the Winchester widow believed the spirits of those who died because of the Winchester rifle (the company she was heiress to after her husband’s passing) would haunt her unless she could build a house so confusing that they couldn’t find her. Under the direction of her psychic, she built rooms upon rooms, staircases that led to nowhere, and secret passageways in an attempt to hide from the avenging spirits. It's supposedly still haunted by the confused spirits today."—kilodelta5 12. White Cemetery in Barrington, Illinois: Google Maps "The cemetery dates back to the 1820s and was a popular getaway and hideaway destination during the Chicago gangster era. People have reported seeing glowing orbs, faint figures, an antique black car, and even a house that doesn't exist around the cemetery. The house did exist at one point but burned down 40-plus years ago."—l421f53312 13. The Cactus Hotel in San Angelo, Texas: Google Maps "The Cactus Hotel has a spirit that, if you see it, will get down on all fours and charge at you, then disappear."—dakotag4607212e4 14. Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama: Via buzzfeed.com "In the 1900s there was a foreman named James 'Slag' Wormwood, who often made his workers do dangerous things to keep the furnace fed. This led to loads of accidents, deaths, and even an explosion that left six workers blind. In 1906, Wormwood himself lost his footing on the highest furnace and fell in, melting to death. I’ve been several times (it’s free, and I’ve attended several concerts and a wedding there). There are definitely creepy spots that are restricted, and many cold spots. I often feel like I’m being watched." —triciah4a883916c 15. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky: Aaron Vowels / Via Flickr: 97964364@N00 "It was a tuberculosis hospital in the early 1900s where thousands died during their treatments. There’s even an underground tunnel that was used to transport the bodies out. People report a lot of paranormal activity throughout the hospital and grounds. Currently, you can tour the building or book reservations to SPEND THE NIGHT." —kaylaw40a5ddf4f 16. Lydia’s Bridge in Jamestown, North Carolina: Google Maps "Lydia’s Bridge has your standard 'woman in white' story, but I have a coworker who actually experienced it. He was in the backseat of his grandmother's car when she stopped to pick up a young lady in white. It was raining outside and she was waiting on the side of the road. While they were driving to where the woman told them to go, she suddenly disappeared. My coworker said the seat was still wet."—heatherd4d685cb43 17. Mercy Brown's grave in Exeter, Rhode Island: Google Maps "There's an old church graveyard in Exeter, and in it lies the grave of Mercy Brown — the last person in the US to be accused, posthumously, of being a vampire."—ginao46e266c64 18. The haunted mill in Murrieta, California: Via buzzfeed.com "There’s an old grain mill next to the train tracks, but no trains run on it anymore. People say it’s haunted — many have seen a ghost girl in a blue dress roaming around the elevator or heard a train horn early in the morning. My gym class was on our way to a golf range near the mill when we all heard a loud train horn. It was quick and stopped everyone in their tracks — there hadn't been a train in our town for decades."—Edwin 19. The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas: Via buzzfeed.com "The hotel had numerous suicides and crazy deaths, including a boy who was chopped in half by an elevator. My grandmother — who worked as a cigar girl there when she was 12 — claimed the basement was terrifying. The baths were down there, and women who worked at the hotel bathed guests with the town’s mineral water to cure and purify them. It’s supposedly very haunted, and Ghost Adventures even did an episode in it!"—emmaw4cf679184 20. The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania: Weible1980 / Getty Images "It’s an old coal mining town that has been burning beneath the surface since around 1962. Super interesting, but super creepy to actually visit."—cristinianna14 21. "The Village of the Damned" in Cornwall, Connecticut: Nathan Crowe / Via youtube.com "Dudleytown is also known as 'the Village of the Damned.' By the 1800s, all of its occupants had literally disappeared without a trace. It's supposedly cursed by Henry VII because Edmund Dudley — the town's founder — was a traitor to the crown. Stories say that many residents went insane and/or committed suicide, with some claiming to have seen demons before doing so. Today, people say that it’s eerily quiet at night — not even wildlife makes a sound. Others have put out warnings not to take anything you find, because the curse will follow you out."—caitlinw4bb198cd0 22. Norwich State Hospital in Preston, Connecticut: Via buzzfeed.com "In the early 1900s it was a hospital for the mentally ill and criminally insane, where patients were said to have been abused and tortured. Now people claim to see the spirits of children running around. Some even report hearing screams, footsteps running down the halls, and doors mysteriously slamming." —caitlinw4bb198cd0 23. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California: Wilshireimages / Getty Images "I stayed on board the ship once, and throughout the entire night, the bathroom light kept turning on. I'd get up periodically to turn it back off, only for it to turn on again. I took pictures on the haunted tour and noticed orbs throughout every single picture in the pool area and nearby bathrooms. At no other point did those orbs appear."—kimm4de8f31fc 24. And the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming: Google Maps "In Sheridan we have the Sheridan Inn, where Buffalo Bill used to vacation. It's haunted by a woman named Miss Kate, who used to work there, though some even claim that Bill himself makes the occasional appearance. We went on a field trip there for history class once, and I swear I saw one of the old rocking chairs moving back and forth in the corner of Miss Kate's old room."—s1kintop Good luck sleeping tonight! 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