The Most Haunted Roads to take a Road Trip through in America (States N-O)
Seven Sisters Road (Nebraska City, NE)
Seven Sisters Road - photo by Dan Swanson - source: ncmystery.mywebpad.net
The Seven Sisters Road sits just a few miles south of Nebraska City and is referred to as L Street on all the maps. According to legend, back in the early 1900s a young man was living with his parents and seven sisters. After a heated argument with his family he left home, but did not go far. He waited in the woods for his parents to leave. Once they were gone, the still enraged young man returned. Finding his sisters home alone, he led them out one by one to separate trees and hung each one until they were all dead. The story goes that years later, this road was built through this area of property and crews had to chop down seven trees in a perfect row to allow for the road to be built. It is said that screams can be heard at night and that when driving down the road their lights dim, only to go bright again once off the road.
Highway 50 - photo by BriYYZ/Flickr - source: OnlyInYourState.com
After Life magazine has declared that this section of highway is the loneliest in the U.S. because of its desolate landscape, with few road signs and no apparent signs of life, but there may be signs of the afterlife. As the story goes, a small group of Chinese miners were inside a mine when they became trapped, never being able to leave the cave again. In the late 1980's, miners in a nearby area would discover the remains of the group, removing them to finally be laid to rest. It’s said that when driving down this section of highway at night you can see glowing lanterns of the Chinese miners crossing the road, looking for their way back home.
Gilson Road Cemetery (Nashua, NH)
Headstone - photo courtesy of rjzii/Flickr - source: OnlyInYourState.com
Locals say that Gilson Road Cemetery and the surrounding woods are haunted. At Gilson Road & Tanglewood Drive, there’ve been reports of strange lights, orbs, voices, and a strange fog that lingers there from time to time. There have also been incidents where individuals have felt strange sensations of being pushed backwards or of walking through water, and some say they’ve seen an eerie hooded figure.
Clinton Road (West Milford, NJ)
Clinton Road - photo courtesy of TryToScare.me
Reports of phantom headlights, an old abandon circus zoo, a haunted bridge, and reportedly a hotspot of Satan worshippers all encompass the mystery of this terrifying road in West Milford. If you are visiting the road at midnight, stop by the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve for a game of catch. Toss pennies into the water, and the ghost of a young boy will toss them back. It’s also been said that a gray wolf with red eyes will stalk you from the woods. People claim that this place is no joke and that you should beware this stretch of road, because you never know what dangerous groups, creatures or spirits gather here.
U.S. Route 491 (US 491)
Old U.S. Hwy 666/New U.S. Route 491 - source: azfoo.net
U.S. Route 491 (US 491) is a north–south U.S. Highway serving the Four Corners region of the United States. One of the newest designations in the U.S. Highway System, it was created in 2003 as a renumbering of U.S. Route 666 (US 666). With the 666 designation, this road was nicknamed the "Devil's Highway" because of the significance of number 666 to many Christian denominations, which is believed by some that 666 is the Number of the Beast. This Satanic connotation, combined with a high fatality rate along the New Mexico portion, convinced some people the highway was cursed. The problem was compounded by persistent sign theft. These factors led to two efforts to renumber the highway, first by officials in Arizona, later in New Mexico. There have been safety improvement projects in recent years, and fatality rates have subsequently decreased.
Spook Hill (Middlesex, NY)
925 Newell Road, Middlesex, NY, 14507
Newell Road - GoogleMaps
An incredibly puzzling phenomenon in New York that fascinates nearly all of our residents, the gravity hill mystery that lies in Middlesex is one everyone should experience for themselves at least once. Drive out to Newell Road in Middlesex and place your car in neutral in a very specific location, and suddenly you'll find that your vehicle is moving uphill backwards. Known as Spook Hill, many believe that the reason your car defies the laws of gravity is because your car is being pushed by the spirits of Native Americans, or other upset spirits.
Video courtesy of My FingerLakesNY on YouTube
Jamestown Road (Jamestown, NC)
Jamestown Road - source: NorthCarolinaGhosts.com
Jamestown Road is the subject of local folklore regarding a vanishing hitchhiker known as "Lydia". The vanishing hitchhiker is an urban legend in which people travelling by vehicle, meets with or are accompanied by a hitchhiker who subsequently vanishes without explanation, often from a moving vehicle. Public knowledge of the story expanded greatly with the 1981 publication of Jan Harold Brunvand's non-fiction book The Vanishing Hitchhiker. In his book, Brunvand suggests that the story of The Vanishing Hitchhiker can be traced as far back as the 1870s and has "recognizable parallels in Korea, Tsarist Russia, among Chinese-Americans, Mormons, and Ozark mountaineers." Similar stories have been reported for centuries across the world.
Fort Lincoln Road to Fort Abraham Lincoln (Mandan, ND)
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND, 58554
Fort Abraham Lincoln Park - photo courtesy of NDPRD/Flickr - source: OnlyInYourState.com
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, the surrounding countryside, and visit local historical places, but there may be instances where history may visit you! The park includes an old cemetery, fort buildings, and Custer's House. Custer's House is known to be haunted and in certain times of the year it even turns into a seasonal haunted house that is considered one of the scariest in North Dakota.
Dead Man’s Curve (Clermont County, OH)
Dead Man’s Curve - photo courtesy of Paranormal Forensics/Facebook
Sandwiched between two regular freeways, this turn is so sinisterly sharp that it’s taken many lives. In the 60s, teens on an innocent drive in a Chevy Impala got into a fatal wreck-- witnesses say they've seen floating visions of the car along with the one that hit it. There have also been reports of a faceless hitchhiker and apparitions of antique carriages that fell off the road a century ago.
Hillside Mission Cemetery (Skiatook, OK)
Hillside Mission Cemetery - photo by Kristy Fox - source: findagrave.com
Also known as the Witch’s Grave, this cemetery holds the deceased of those from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Hillside Cemetery is said to house a witch’s final resting place. Legend has it that those who tamper with her grave have suffered dire consequences from life ruination to demonic possession. Also, the ghost of a teen who wrecked his car nearby in the 1970s is said to appear in this graveyard.
The Ghosts of Highway 20 is a series of videos you can find on The Oregonian’s YouTube channel of a story and documentary they did on a series of grisly murders done by a serial killer by the name of John Ackroyd. Between the late 1970s and early 1990s, this one man raped and killed multiple women along Highway 20, which crosses all of the state of Oregon. A sick true story of multiple murders by a disturbed individual is what is truly haunting about this stretch of highway. A history that will live along this pacific northwest road and its surrounding woods for many years to come, and a scary truth locals would prefer to have never have happened.
Video courtesy of The Oregonian on YouTube