Afer having lived in the limelight with attention from the press and fans, some of our nation's famous and infamous celebrities are seemingly just not ready to move on. So, if you never had the opportunity to meet them in real life, according to these tales you might still be able to catch a glimpse of them as they continue to haunt the places of their pasts.
Lots of these ghostly apparitions are of the Hollywood variety such as Marilyn Monroe who is said to haunt her former home, as well as the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; Harry Houdini, the magician and escape artist who allegedly didn't even believe in ghosts; and Lon Chaney, the ever popular star of silent movie horror films.
Political ghosts also lurk around the country, the most prevalent of which is Abraham Lincoln, who not only continues to roam around the White House, but also his tomb and former home in Springfield, Illinois. Then there's Aaron Burr, the third Vice President under Thomas Jefferson, who's not known so much known for that is he is for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Today, Burr is said to haunt the One If By Land, Two If By Sea Restaurant, in New York City. Speaking of Thomas Jefferson, he too is said to haunt the white house, playing the violin in the Oval Office.
Even our infamous Old West outlaws get into the picture as Jesse James is said to haunt his old farm in Kearney, Missouri and train robber Black Jack Ketchum continues to lurk within a cave in New Mexico.
If you want a good spook story for Halloween -- you'll find dozens of them on Legends of America's Ghostly Legends pages.
In the meantime, have a Happy Halloween!!