North Carolina is home to one of the 13 scariest haunted houses in America, according to

Spooky season is in full force (now that we have that pesky hurricane out of the way) and it turns out, one of the scariest haunted houses in the country is right here in North Carolina.

The terror-filled folks over at released their annual Top 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America list, and we can safely say we’ll never go anywhere near any of those places. And a special thanks to Nicole Weaver with our sister stations in Charlotte for reporting this!

But if you’re the type that loves intense thrills and chills, the list is probably for you!

“Each Haunted Attraction is different and what makes them unique from every other haunted attraction in America is these are simply the best of the best,” HauntWorld said on its post. “This years top 13 lists includes haunts in real haunted asylums to others built into abandoned concrete factories to old turn of the century school houses or deep in the woods where no one will hear you scream! This year’s list of the best and scariest haunted attractions has something for every traveling thrill seeker.”

We’ll list out all 13 of the spooky spaces below, but for our brave friends in North Carolina, you’ll have to head up to Kersey Valley Spooky Woods near Greensboro to get your fill of terror.

“It all starts with the drive into the property from the back of the farm on a long winding dead-end road.  For the brave, we like to suggest rolling down the windows to take in the night air and the sounds of screams as you approach the attraction.  Once on property, everyone is fair game, so prepare for a night you will not soon forget.”

So let’s get to the rankings. First of all, make sure to check out the full list at They obviously put a LOT of effort into this every year, and it terrified us just reading about all of the spaces.

  • 1) Pennhurst Asylum - Spring City, Pennsylvania

  • 2) 13th Gate - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • 3) Hellsgate - Lockport, Illinois

  • 4) The Darkness - St. Louis, Missouri

  • 5) Eloise Asylum - Westland, Michigan

  • 6) The Dent Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 7) Bennett's Curse - Baltimore, Maryland

  • 8) Spookywoods - Greensboro, North Carolina

  • 9) Headless Horseman Hayride - Ulster Park, New York

  • 10) Hundred Acres Manor - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

  • 11) Georgetown Morgue - Seattle, Washington

  • 12) SLC Fear Factory - Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 13) Factory of Terror - Canton, Ohio

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