Author: Beth Grylls

My name is Beth and I am the Editor for Backpacker Travel! I embarked on my first backpacking trip when I was 18, interrailing around Europe with my best friend. I visited so many beautiful countries and cultures during my trip I knew that travel was going to be a major part of my life! Since then my love of finding new adventures and meeting other travelers has never wavered. In 2016 I spent six months traveling around South East Asia exploring jungles in Thailand, mountains in Vietnam and beaches in Cambodia. I’ve been lucky enough to see some stunning places with amazing people and have had some of the best experiences of my life while traveling. Being able to share traveler experiences and tips through Backpacker Travel community gives me huge happiness, I hope you enjoy the site!

One step into this hotel and you will feel the unusual ghostly presence. Marty and Elise Roenigk were the first to sense that weird feeling. They even hired experts to check the place out, and they weren’t disappointed: a lot of sightings and evidence of the paranormal were recorded at the time.

The hotel owners to advantage of the situation by doing ghost tours. The timing of the tour is in the night what is making the experience bizarre and creepy. Of course, you can go there and live the experience yourself, but keep in mind, this it’s not for faint-hearted people.


Beautiful from the outside, scary in the inside, it’s the exact definition for this place. The old cabin is rud that it is haunted by the ghost of the cabin founder, Granpa Deetjen. That’s why the staff and some guests have encountered many paranormal events.


Due to its terrifying history, the owner of the downtown Los Angeles hotel had to change its name and brand, now known as Stay Hotel. The truth is no less than three murders to place in the hotel and several suicide cases. Found in a sealed water rank, Elisa Lam’s death is defiantly weird: they discovered her body after guests complained of a bizarre water taste.


No better place than an asylum to seek for paranormal activity, right? The mentally ill caring started at the beginning of the mid-1800s, with all of its historical events from Civil War raids to a gold robbery.

The Asylum has had apparition sightings, unexplainable voices, and sounds, and other paranormal activity reported in the past by guests, staff, SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy, the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and Paranormal Challenge. Step back in time and see how the mentally insane lived, and died, within these walls.


This hotel has become so famous because of its intense paranormal activity and ghost sightings.  Since the 1970s those creepy events started to happen, paranormal investigators from all around the country came to visit this hotel. The legends appeared to be valid, so since you can go there any time in the year, why hesitate?


Surrounded by centuries-old live oak trees, the mansion features a 125-foot verandah, exquisite ornamental ironwork, hand-painted stained glass, open-pierced frieze work crown molding, Aubusson tapestry, Baccarat crystal chanier, Carrara marble mantels, gold-leafed French furnishings and GHOSTS. At first glimpse, the home and its environment envelopes one with a complete sense of peace and tranquility.


The fact that this place was initially built to cure the tuberculosis patients adds even horror to the story. Designed and constructed in the early 1900s, the closed sanatorium sadly was having cases of death from all ages.  Due to that, the workers were forced to build a tunnel in order to move the bodies from the building, out of the other patients’ eyes.


This BnB is a popular one, but for chilling reasons. Lizzie Andrew Borden is responsible for taking the life of her father in cold blood using an ax. This horrible event was enough to remain a topic in American popular culture mythology into the 21st century and the room it happened in is one of the most requested rooms to stay in. 


Imagine choosing a haunted hotel just for you to experience the horror of staying one night. You will go through the scary paranormal events that happen in the hotel. This hotel’s history is full of strange activities that paranormal investigators were able to capture numerous creepy events.


Who doesn’t want an adventure on a ship in the wide-open sea? But, what if that ship was haunted? If you have the guts to do it, you should visit The Queen Mary; you can stay in a room on the boat. Also, you are allowed to do the paranormal investigation and some spirit haunting.