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Jet Off to These International Haunted Hot-spots

Dépèche transmise le 20 octobre 2009 par Business Wire

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Halloween is right around the corner and in honor of the spooky season, Cheapflights Limited, the global leader in flight price search and comparison, announced a list of the must see haunted places in North America, the United Kingdom and Germany. If you’re tired of flying around on your broom, find a cheap flight to any one of these destinations at Cheapflights.com.

North America

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, Fall River, Massachusetts: Named the number one creepiest place in the world by the Travel Channel, this haunted destination is a must visit. In 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused of axing her parents to death and today, the doors to her home are open to the public. Sharpen your ax and sleep in the same house where the bloody bodies were found. While you are in Massachusetts take a trip to Salem, home to the infamous witch trials of 1692. Flights to Providence from the West Coast start at $227!

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, Louisiana: The oldest cemetery in the city boasts several ghostly apparitions and over 100,000 above-ground graves, rumored to include the famous Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Saint Louis Cemetery is considered one of the most haunted places in America - are you brave enough? Flight deals to New Orleans from Chicago start at $219

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado: Best-selling horror fiction writer Stephen King wrote "The Shining" during his stay at this hotel. The hotel tops the list for every ghost hunter, and The Atlantic Paranormal Society has recorded evidence of paranormal activity on the grounds. If you’re looking for the ultimate thrill stay in room 417, where King himself stayed. Fort Lauderdale to Denver flights begin at $201

Canada

Caledonia Mills, Nova Scotia: In the early years of the 20th century, the MacDonald family adopted a little girl named Mary Ellen who they later discovered was possessed. In her presence, doors would open and close, strange voices were heard throughout the house, and a big dog was “seen” with her several times. If you visit the farm do not leave with any souvenirs - rumors are you will be possessed next. New York City flights to Halifax for $384

McBurney Park in Kingston, Ontario: The final resting place for thousands of Irish and Scottish immigrants who fled famine and poverty is also a burial ground for soldiers. More than 9,000 souls sleep beneath the city park and wander in search of their loved ones. Toronto flights from the Northeast start at $254

United Kingdom

Tower of London, London, England: Located in central London, the Tower of London was used as a fortress, palace and a prison for royalty. Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was imprisoned here after she was found guilty of high treason. She met her fate when she was beheaded by sword. Flights from Atlanta to London for as little as $576

Macbeth’s Castle, Angus, Scotland: Commonly referred to as the most haunted castle in Britain, Macbeth's Castle is also the setting for Shakespeare’s famous tragedy "Macbeth." Catch a glimpse of the ghosts by taking a tour of the gardens, castle, or play golf at the 9 hole course. New York to Edinburgh flights begin at $487

France

Catacombs of Paris: The Catacombs of Paris hold the remains of about six million Parisians, piled high and set out in a romantico-macabre way. The bones of the dead were transferred here between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century due to the overcrowding of the city's cemeteries. Visitors have reported hearing voices and strange sounds while the empty eye-sockets of the dead seem to pierce into their souls. West Coast flights to Paris flights start at $641

Italy

Island of Poveglia: In Roman times the small island of Poveglia was used to isolate thousands of plague victims. When the Black Death cast its deadly shadow across Europe, the island between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon was used as a lazaretto (a hospital for those with infectious diseases) and a plague pit. It’s thought that up to 200,000 souls perished in this island through the centuries. Add to this a hospital where the doctor carried out cruel experiments on his patients, and it’s as if the entire island breathes terror. Flights from Washington, D.C. to Venice start at $656.

Germany

Heidelberg Castle: The famous University City of Heidelberg is just one hour by train direct from Frankfurt Airport. The 14th century Castle sits on a beautiful hill overlooking the Neckar River. Destroyed and rebuilt several times during its tumultuous history, the castle and ancient town, as well as the nearby Heiligenberg valley, sacred to the Celts, Teutons and Romans, have many grisly legends and hair-raising hauntings. Boston to Frankfurt flights begin at $529.

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