Vegas has a notorious history of mob activity and desperate times, making it an unwelcoming place for ghosts to roam freely. As such, many of the world’s most haunted casinos can be found within Sin City’s borders.
Luxor Resort and Casino is one of the most infamous, haunted hotels. Legend has it that many mysterious deaths have taken place at this pyramid-shaped establishment.
1. Flamingo Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas is an unforgettable combination of thrills, casino and luxury, which opened its doors in 1946 – truly a piece of history.
Established by notorious mobster Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, this retro-style hotel is packed with character. It boasts an expansive 7200 square metre casino, complete with slot machines, blackjack tables, craps tables and roulette wheels for added entertainment.
2. The Mob Museum
The Mob Museum, situated in the former courthouse where mobster trials and convictions took place, provides an insightful look into the history of organized crime. Plus, it’s a fun place to visit if you’re passionate about Las Vegas culture!
This collection charts the evolution of organized crime from its inception in the late 1800s to its rise in Las Vegas. It illustrates how law enforcement responded, from wiretapping and forensic advances, to combatting it at every turn.
3. Redd Foxx’s House
Redd Foxx is best known for his role as Fred Sanford on the hit NBC sitcom Sanford and Son. This series followed junk dealer Fred Sanford and his son in Watts, California.
Foxx was an incredible comedian, but his career suffered due to financial troubles. After one disagreement with producer Norman Lear, Foxx decided to leave the set and forgo a half season of his show.
4. Fox Ridge Park
Fox Ridge Park in Henderson is said to be haunted by the spirit of a little boy. Those who come close to him claim his eyes change and he transforms into an evil demon.
This park was originally established by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1930s and features 4 miles of hiking trails, a Natural History Survey laboratory and an iconic brick pavilion.
5. Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam, situated near the border between Nevada and Arizona, is one of America’s most beloved attractions. With its breathtaking views and intriguing history, it draws over 7 million visitors annually to this breathtaking tourist site.
Construction was no small task, with temperatures rising up to 119 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months. Nonetheless, workers managed to finish the project within five years – making it one of the Seven Modern Engineering Wonders.
6. Old Changi Hospital
Old Changi Hospital has long been the subject of ghost stories around Changi, Singapore – built in 1935 to complement other military installations like armouries and barracks on what then was a large British military base.
During the Japanese Occupation, this hospital was turned into a prison camp that housed more than 50,000 prisoners of war. Rumours swirl that the Kempeitai used this hospital as a torture chamber to extract information from prisoners.
7. Hotel Apache at Binion’s
Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel (formerly known as Horseshoe Casino) is situated in downtown Las Vegas and owned by TLC Casino Enterprises.
In 2009, Hotel Apache closed its 366 hotel rooms but has reopened as an 81 boutique Hotel Apache with vintage 1930’s decor and modern amenities. Rumors swirl that this haunted place is haunted by spirits who have remained since its establishment in 1932.
8. The Haunted Museum
Zak Bagans of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures owns and operates The Haunted Museum, offering visitors a thrilling adventure in a reputedly haunted 1938 mansion. This 30-room attraction boasts 30 chilling rooms as well as winding corridors for an unsettling atmosphere.
It’s home to hundreds of haunted artifacts, each with a compelling tale to tell. You’ll come across items like Bela Lugosi’s mirror and the Dybbuk Box from “Possession,” inspired by the film.
9. Aokigahara Forest
Aokigahara Forest, commonly referred to as the Sea of Trees on Mount Fuji, has long been believed to be haunted and known for its association with suicides. As such, it has earned itself the moniker “Suicide Forest.”
It’s haunted by yurei, or ghosts, from those who committed suicide here in the past. They torment and taunt those who enter the forest.
10. Punishment Cell 14D
Alcatraz, a remote island in San Francisco Bay, is said to be one of the world’s most haunted places. This notorious prison housed some of history’s greatest criminals and legend has it that its cell blocks still contain many ghostly spirits.
The most eerie part of the island is D-Block, where cell 14D, commonly referred to as “The Hole,” served as a popular detention site for prisoners being punished.