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
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
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
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
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
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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