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
Seven Sisters Road is located a few miles south of Nebraska City and is actually referred to as L Street on any map you see. According to legend, back in the early 1900's, a young man was living with his parents and his seven sisters. There happened to have been a heated argument with his family and he ended up leaving not far from home where he waited in the nearby woods for his parents to leave.
Once his parents were gone, the young man returned and found his sisters home alone. He proceeded to lead them outside, 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
This section of highway has actually been declared as the loneliest in the U.S. because of its desolate landscape, according to After Life magazine. There are few road signs and no apparent signs of life, but it's said that there may be signs of the afterlife.
As the story goes, there was a small group of Chinese miners that were inside a mine when they all of a sudden became trapped. They became long residents of the cave and were never able leave the cave again, alive. 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, apparently unaware that they've been long perished, looking to find their way back to their past life.
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're ever to visit this terrifying road at midnight, don't stop by the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve unless you're up for a game of catch. You can 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
Have you ever heard of a gravity hill? It seems that one lies in Middlesex and it brings fascinated residents of the area and from around the country to come experience this mysterious phenomena out for themselves. A gravity hill is a slope in a road, in this case, that appears to defy physics.
According to Wikipedia, a gravity hill is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope, therefore giving the illusion that a car left out of gear appears to roll uphill against gravity. But, there are claims that magnetic or supernatural forces are at work.
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.
It's said that Custer's House is 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
Wedged between two regular freeways, this turn is so sharp that it’s taken many lives. Some time in the 60's, there were some teens driving down this road in a Chevy Impala and they got into a fatal wreck. People have claimed that they've seen floating visions of the car along with the one that hit it along this curve.
If that weren't scary enough, there have also been reports of a faceless hitchhiker and apparitions of antique carriages that fell off the road long 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. There's also been claim of a ghost of a teen who wrecked his car nearby in the 1970's, and is said to appear in this graveyard from time-to-time.
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