The most haunted roads in the US and the chilling stories behind them



Slide 1 of 11: 
 A sharp turn in Cleveland, Ohio, is known as "Dead Man's
 Curve." 
 The ghosts of a Boy Scout troop are said to haunt Boy Scout
 Lane in Steven's Point, Wisconsin. 
 Riverview Drive in Totowa, New Jersey, is also known as
 "Annie's Road" due to reported sightings of the ghost of a young
 woman. 
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 Fall is the perfect time to take a road
 trip, enjoy the bright seasonal foliage, and if you're gutsy,
 hunt for ghosts on one of America's most haunted roads.
 With some help from CarRentals.com,
 we've rounded up 10 creepy roads that are said to be haunted by
 ghosts and paranormal activity just in time for Halloween. Drive
 them if you dare.
Slide 2 of 11: 
 There's 
 no record of any Boy Scout deaths on Boy Scout Lane, but that
 hasn't stopped urban legends from spreading. In some versions of
 the story, the Boy Scouts are murdered by their scoutmaster or
 their bus driver. In others, their deaths are the result of a
 tragic bus crash or fire. People say they've seen ghostly
 lanterns, shadows, and small handprints in the trees.
 The name "Boy Scout Lane" likely comes from the fact that Boy
 Scouts of America bought the land and had planned to build a camp
 there. It's still on private property, so visiting is off-limits
 for non-paranormal reasons.
Slide 3 of 11: 
 "Annie's Road" is named for the ghost of young woman named Annie
 who, as legend has it, was hit by
 a truck and killed on her prom night in the 1960s. Some
 motorists have reported hearing screams, seeing mysterious fog,
 and experiencing interference in their phones and cameras. Adding
 to the spookiness, the street borders Totowa's Laurel Grove
 Cemetery.
Slide 4 of 11: 
 Route 2A is known as a treacherous road for truckers, especially
 when its sharp turns are covered in ice and snow during the
 winter. The road inspired the song "Tombstone
 Every Mile" by Dick Curless.
 Drivers have reported seeing the 
 ghost of a girl on the side of the road and a woman begging
 passersby to help her husband - but she disappeared when
 approached.
Slide 5 of 11: 
 Drivers on Route 44 in Massachusetts have reported 
 sightings of a redheaded man in a flannel shirt and jeans who
 smiles eerily at passing cars. According to one account, the man
 faded out of the backseat after a driver picked him up, thinking
 he was a hitchhiker.
 The story of the Route 44 ghost was popularized in the book
 "The
 New England Ghost Files" by Charles Turek Robinson.
Slide 6 of 11: 
 "Resurrection Mary" has been known to make appearances on
 Chicago's Archer Road, which borders Resurrection Cemetery, 
 since the 1930s.
 The story goes that a woman named Mary stormed out of a dance
 after fighting with her date. She was hit by a car and killed on
 the now-infamous road she continues to haunt.
 In 1976, police responded to a call about a woman grasping the
 gate of Resurrection Cemetery after apparently getting locked in
 - only to find scorch marks on the bent gate but no woman.
Slide 7 of 11: 
 As if the name "Shades of Death Road" wasn't scary enough, some
 say the street gets its name from a 
 series of grisly murders that occurred there in the 1920s and
 '30s. By other accounts, the road is named for malaria
 outbreaks that occurred in the 1850s.
Slide 8 of 11: 
 Kelly Road is also known as "Mystery
 Mile." Paranormal activity in the area is attributed to the
 legend of a couple who is said to have died on the road after
 their carriage flipped over.
 According to the story, the woman's neck snapped and the man was
 crushed in a slow, torturous death. People have reported hearing
 the sounds of a carriage crashing and cries for help.
Slide 9 of 11: 
 "Dead man's curve" is a ubiquitous name for a dangerously sharp
 turn, but this sharp curve in Clermont County appears to be 
 haunted by an actual dead man.
 At the intersection of Route 222 and Route 125, a faceless
 hitchiker who died in a crash at the scene in the 1960s is said
 to appear the road in the early hours of the morning.
Slide 10 of 11: 
 According to local folklore, "The Ghost Boy of
 Clinton Road" will return coins people throw into the creek.
 Some visitors have reported seeing the boy's reflection in the
 water. Rumors of aliens and Satanic cult activities also keep
 visitors on edge.
Slide 11 of 11: 
 This 11-mile road connecting Thornton and Brighton is the subject
 of 
 several urban myths and legends. One of the most well-known
 is "Jogger's Hill," where an undead jogger supposedly bangs on
 cars and leaves hand prints on windows.
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Fall is the perfect time to take a road
trip, enjoy the bright seasonal foliage, and if you’re gutsy,
hunt for ghosts on one of America’s most haunted roads.

With some help from CarRentals.com,
we’ve rounded up 10 creepy roads that are said to be haunted by
ghosts and paranormal activity just in time for Halloween. Drive
them if you dare.

Boy Scout Lane — Stevens Point, Wisconsin

There’s
no record of any Boy Scout deaths on Boy Scout Lane, but that
hasn’t stopped urban legends from spreading. In some versions of
the story, the Boy Scouts are murdered by their scoutmaster or
their bus driver. In others, their deaths are the result of a
tragic bus crash or fire. People say they’ve seen ghostly
lanterns, shadows, and small handprints in the trees.

The name “Boy Scout Lane” likely comes from the fact that Boy
Scouts of America bought the land and had planned to build a camp
there. It’s still on private property, so visiting is off-limits
for non-paranormal reasons.

Annie’s Road (Riverview Drive) — Totowa, New Jersey

“Annie’s Road” is named for the ghost of young woman named Annie
who, as legend has it, was hit by
a truck and killed on her prom night in the 1960s. Some
motorists have reported hearing screams, seeing mysterious fog,
and experiencing interference in their phones and cameras. Adding
to the spookiness, the street borders Totowa’s Laurel Grove
Cemetery.

Route 2A — Aroostook County, Maine

Route 2A is known as a treacherous road for truckers, especially
when its sharp turns are covered in ice and snow during the
winter. The road inspired the song “Tombstone
Every Mile” by Dick Curless.

Drivers have reported seeing the
ghost of a girl on the side of the road and a woman begging
passersby to help her husband – but she disappeared when
approached.

Route 44 — Rehoboth, Massachusetts

Drivers on Route 44 in Massachusetts have reported
sightings of a redheaded man in a flannel shirt and jeans who
smiles eerily at passing cars. According to one account, the man
faded out of the backseat after a driver picked him up, thinking
he was a hitchhiker.

The story of the Route 44 ghost was popularized in the book
“The
New England Ghost Files” by Charles Turek Robinson.

Archer Avenue — Chicago, Illinois

“Resurrection Mary” has been known to make appearances on
Chicago’s Archer Road, which borders Resurrection Cemetery,

since the 1930s.

The story goes that a woman named Mary stormed out of a dance
after fighting with her date. She was hit by a car and killed on
the now-infamous road she continues to haunt.

In 1976, police responded to a call about a woman grasping the
gate of Resurrection Cemetery after apparently getting locked in
– only to find scorch marks on the bent gate but no woman.

Shades of Death Road — Warren County, New Jersey

As if the name “Shades of Death Road” wasn’t scary enough, some
say the street gets its name from a
series of grisly murders that occurred there in the 1920s and
’30s. By other accounts, the road is named for malaria
outbreaks that occurred in the 1850s.

Kelly Road — Ohioville, Pennsylvania

Kelly Road is also known as “Mystery
Mile.” Paranormal activity in the area is attributed to the
legend of a couple who is said to have died on the road after
their carriage flipped over.

According to the story, the woman’s neck snapped and the man was
crushed in a slow, torturous death. People have reported hearing
the sounds of a carriage crashing and cries for help.

Dead Man’s Curve — Clermont County, Ohio

“Dead man’s curve” is a ubiquitous name for a dangerously sharp
turn, but this sharp curve in Clermont County appears to be

haunted by an actual dead man.

At the intersection of Route 222 and Route 125, a faceless
hitchiker who died in a crash at the scene in the 1960s is said
to appear the road in the early hours of the morning.

Clinton Road — West Milford, New Jersey

According to local folklore, “The Ghost Boy of
Clinton Road” will return coins people throw into the creek.
Some visitors have reported seeing the boy’s reflection in the
water. Rumors of aliens and Satanic cult activities also keep
visitors on edge.

Riverdale Road — between Thornton and Brighton, Colorado

This 11-mile road connecting Thornton and Brighton is the subject
of
several urban myths and legends. One of the most well-known
is “Jogger’s Hill,” where an undead jogger supposedly bangs on
cars and leaves hand prints on windows. 

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