America’s Scariest Supernatural Museums
Fans of horror movies will certainly recognize some of them, but visiting them in person is nothing like going to the movies.
The supernatural is no joke in America. In fact, it’s no joke outside of America, in particular, there is a fascination with all that is dark and morbid. Whether it’s the art of watching episode after episode of real crime documentaries, or watching horror movies based on real stories like it’s our job. There is something to be said about the fact that despite how fearful we may become, there is a part of us that finds a little thrill in being scared.
While creeps may seem harmless, seeing them – or what caused them – in person is a whole different experience. Across the United States, there are places where you can learn about the objects and stories behind some of the world’s greatest paranormal phenomena. Not everything is pretty and it’s decidedly weird and unusual but hey, to each their own, right?
Zak Bagans Haunted Museum
Avid supernatural fans will recognize Travel Channel’s Zak Bagans name from the show he aired there for a while. This museum, and one particular object it contains, has inspired many TV shows and movies. The museum houses the Dybbuk Box, which is accused of causing misfortune for many people, including none other than Post Malone.
After visiting the museum, Post Malone was in a serious car accident, suffered a home theft and was on a plane that required an emergency landing. Other people have claimed that the object was responsible for causing serious bodily harm, which is exactly what is predicted according to Jewish mythology. If you are visiting the museum, we strongly recommend that you stay away from anything. And, if you do, well … you’ve already been warned.
The occult museum of the Warrens
Fans of Conspiracy are probably quite familiar with the fact that the film series was based on the actual events of the Warrens, the paranormal investigators who actually cast out demons. While the movies may have taken Hollywood-sized liberties, the real-life museum has not. Within its walls is the doll that inspired Annabelle (which is actually a Raggedy Anne doll), as well as a mirror that is said to have been used for occult rituals in the Connecticut woods.
Fun fact: The Annabelle doll is locked up in the Occult Museum of the Warrens and is blessed for a month by a priest. 👻 pic.twitter.com/EH3lqoKeA4
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There is much more to see in this museum, however, which is located in Monroe, Connecticut. Many of the objects in the museum have unique stories to tell and although this is a paranormal museum, it is also fascinating to walk past all the things that have come into the possession of the Warrens over the years.
The national paranormal museum
West Virginia is home to many things and the National Museum of the Paranormal is one of them. Located in Moundsville, this is a must stop for those who are fascinated by all that is unexplained. This museum is also known as the “Archives of the Hereafter” because of all the unique things it features. Customers will not only find paranormal artifacts here, they will also find historical and slightly morbid exhibits from past wars and even places such as the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Picking up where I left off yesterday, after the penitentiary, we made another great stop at the archives of the afterlife: the national museum of the paranormal !!! pic.twitter.com/zLvkI7ZloB
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Those interested in horrific practices such as embalming and mortuary tools will also find exhibits devoted to this kind of work, making it a bit of a kitchen sink for paranormal objects. In addition to the tools used at the start of the autopsy, items were donated by paranormal investigators. One of them, according to The most daily, is a doll named Annie who is said to haunt anyone who walks in and has her likeness, and that’s not the only spooky artifact. There is a lot to see in this museum for just three dollars per person if you are daring enough to walk through the door.
The Mütter Museum
The Mütter Museum has a long standing reputation for all that is morbid and frightening about the human body. It’s sort of a paranormal destination as a bonus, because while it’s not necessarily supernatural, it will likely appeal to the same crowd. Located in Philadelphia, this museum is home to all kinds of medical tools, processes, and exhibits. If you yearn to see a preserved body part, you can do so at the Mütter Museum.
Be warned, however, that not all is PG – there are exhibits that are quite graphic in their unspoiled nature, and certainly not for the faint of heart. The nice thing about the museum is that its purpose is to educate the general public about things that only medical students usually have access to, which makes for a pretty fascinating visit.
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