Like a Scare? Haunted Camping - Canna Camp Supply Co

Like a Scare? Haunted Camping

It's that time of year again, folks! The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and Halloween is creeping up on us. What better way to celebrate this spooktacular season than by camping at some of the most haunted campgrounds in the United States? Get ready for a frightfully fun adventure as we explore these eerie, bone-chilling destinations.

Big Moose Lake, NY

Grace Brown and Chester Gilette

On July 11, 1906, Grace Brown was found drowned in the lake, and her boyfriend Chester Gillette was accused of her murder. He was eventually convicted and executed in the electric chair. The case inspired Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," which, in turn, served as the basis for the famous film "A Place in the Sun."

Big moose lake NY

The haunting of Big Moose Lake is said to be connected to Grace Brown's tragic death. Locals and visitors have reported sightings of a ghostly woman in a white dress walking along the lakeshore or standing near the water, appearing to search for something or someone. Some also claim to hear faint cries or pleas for help coming from the lake.

Lake Morena County Park in California

Lake Morena news article

Known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, but some visitors have reported paranormal experiences. One common story is the "Lady in White," a spectral figure seen near the lake at night. Mysterious sounds, like whispers and footsteps, have been heard, along with the unexplained laughter of children. Shadowy figures have been spotted moving in the trees and around campsites after dark. These stories, while intriguing, are subjective and not scientifically proven.

Lake Morena Aerial shot

While visiting Lake Morena for its natural beauty and recreation, some campers enjoy the added mystery of potential hauntings, but it's essential to approach these tales with an open mind.

Braley Pond, Virginia

Braley Pond va

situated in Virginia's George Washington National Forest, is a well-loved camping spot known for its natural beauty. While not widely associated with hauntings, a few campers have shared eerie experiences in the area. After a rumored gruesome gang murder took place there in 2003 paranormal researchers noted hearing violent splashing according to a story by other accounts include sightings of ghostly figures, unexplained sounds during the night, and reports of feeling watched or uneasy.

The Holy Ghost Campground, New Mexico

Holy Ghost campground

Rumored to be haunted by a Spanish priest who was murdered in the 17th century, The Holy Ghost Campground in New Mexico is sure to elevate the creepy factor of your next trip.

Holy Ghost Campground

Be careful though according to local tour guides the Pecos wilderness is home to bizarre activity, tour guide Allan Pacheco calls it the Bermuda Triangle of New Mexico as numerous disappearances have occurred in the area as well as UFO sightings. There are all kinds of speculation from cosmic doorways to different beings responsible for the missing people.

As always please respect and follow the local laws and regulations for any areas you plan to attend.

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