Looking for a scenic, spooky road trip to cap off the season? We got you covered! Here are some of America’s most haunted roadways:
Clinton Road (New Jersey)
This roadway is said to hold the ghost of a lone boy. No one knows where this boy came from, though there are rumors of early satanic rituals and even alien involvements. Head to one of the bridges on Clinton Road and throw in a coin to summon the spirit. It is said that he returns some of the coins that are thrown in. He can even be seen in the reflection in the water sometimes. He is by no means the only spirit on this roadway, but he is the most famous.
Archer Avenue (Illinois)
Archer Avenue has several haunting phantoms that reside there. The most often seen ghost is Mary, named Resurrection Mary. No one knows who Mary is specifically, but many agree on where she came from. One night in the 1930s, a woman enjoyed a long night of dancing at the O’Henry Ballroom (now know as the Willowbrook Ballroom) when her date suddenly did something to upset her. She rushed out of the dance hall, tired and with puffy eyes, to get away from her date when a vehicle crashed into her. Now she haunts the strip of Archer Avenue between the Ballroom and the nearby Resurrection Cemetery. On August 10, 1976, she was sighted, grasping the cemetery bars and claiming she was locked in. When authorities arrived, the only things of interest they found were two handprint-shaped scorch marks on fence rails that were mysteriously sharply bent.
Dead Mans Curve (Ohio)
Dead Mans Curve is said to be the most haunted place in Ohio. A faceless hitchhiker roams the area where route 222 meets route 125, usually in the 20-minute window between 1:20 and 1:40 AM. He appears in many different ways, attempting to hitch a ride, throwing rocks at from the side of the road, or even standing in the middle of the road and running to chase cars after being hit. Even though he appears in different forms, everyone who comes in contact finds one thing in common; he has no face! Everyone who gets a good look at him only sees blackness where his face would be.
Riverdale Road (Colorado)
There have been sightings of almost every known kind of supernatural presence; demons, a Native American burial ground, black magic and witchcraft, ghosts of children, women, dogs, and even the Gates of Hell. When a man went mad, these gates opened up, set his mansion on fire as his family slept inside, and disappeared. Now, a woman believed to be the wife of this man can sometimes be seen looking down the road’s path, seemingly searching for her family. Residents who live on either side of the Gates of Hell have seen headless animals lying in the middle of the city and have heard footsteps behind them even when standing still. The most famous spirit resides here is a murdered jogger who follows cars and leaves handprints on windows.