Taking the creepiness of abandoned locations to a whole new level, West Virginia's Lake Shawnee Amusement Park is not just dilapidated, rusty and run-down - it's also allegedly haunted.
Way back in 1783, a band of Shawnee Indians massacred a family of white settlers at Clover Bottom (now known as Shawnee Lake), brutally killing and scalping two children and burning another at the stake. The land, which was also a Native American burial ground, was bought sometime in the 1920s... and turned into an amusement park. Now there's a brilliant idea!
Not surprisingly, the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park went on to become the sight of some pretty horrific events, tragic accidents that resulted in the drowing of a young boy and the death of a young girl. The park was shut down in 1966 and has since been studied by many paranormal investigators, who all claim that the abandoned park is a hotbed of paranormal activity. The voices of children are heard and swings have been known to move all by themselves, freaky occurences that have led to Lake Shawnee Amusement Park being named one of the most terrifying places in America by the Travel Channel, and one of the ten most haunted places in the world by ABC.
Normally closed off to the public, the still-standing amusement park is opening up for tours beginning on October 25th, which will run through Halloween night. Tours begin at dusk, and all attendees are encouraged to bring their own flashlights. If you're interested in a haunted excursion that's sure to provide chills and thrills, you can call 304-487-1819 or 304-921-1580, for more information!