You may not know it, but the city of St. Louis is widely considered to be one of the most haunted areas in America. In honor of Halloween, we thought we’d share a quick list of the most paranormal places in our spooky city. All you visiting ghost hunters and supernatural savants looking for a ghoulish good time, these are the places you’ll want to check out!
This location is said to be one of the ten most haunted places in all of America. With a secret tunnel that leads to a cave, an eery underground swimming pool, frequent deaths and rumors of a boy kept locked in the attic, it’s no wonder why. The story of the Lemp family and their many misfortunes can be read in full here. The family built the mansion after making a large fortune by brewing beer. But within less than a century the entire bloodline had perished, most of them within the mansion’s walls. Many visitors to the home have reported spirit sightings, ghostly footsteps and voices, levitating objects and more. During a remodel, many of the construction workers were so spooked that they left the job site and never returned.
Address: 3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118
THE EXORCIST HOUSE AND ALEXIAN BROTHERS HOSPITAL
Fans of the classic horror flick “The Exorcist” and the book it was inspired by will get a kick out of these locations. For those who aren’t aware, the book and movie are based on a true story of demonic possession and an exorcism that occurred in St. Louis. The home was occupied by a teenage boy who allegedly became possessed after playing with a Ouija board. The possession is said to have been so severe that the boy nearly died.
Although the movie depicts the exorcism as having occurred in the home, it actually took place in Alexian Brothers Hospital. After the event, the room the exorcism took place in was permanently sealed. Hospital workers and visitors claimed that strange things would happen near the room, including blasts of cold air and unexplained electrical issues. The hospital cannot be visited, as it has since been demolished and rebuilt in a new location.
Address of the home: 8435 Roanoke Dr, Bel-Nor, Missouri 63121 USA
Though it is one of the lesser known locations, those who do know of Zombie Road agree that it is one of the most haunted places in St. Louis. The road’s true name is Lawler Ford Road, and the stories connected to it are as varied as they are creepy. One tale says the nickname for the road originated from “The Zombie Killer” – a menacing loner from the fifties that lived alone in a shack in the woods and attacked young couples that used the area as a place to be alone. There is also said to be a female ghost that haunts the area. She is believed to be the ghost of Della Hamilton McCullough, who was struck by a train nearby in 1876. But most creepy of all are the rumors of “shadow figures” that haunt the road. Not just a few shadow figures, either! People have claimed to see literally hundreds of dark figures in the woods watching the road. The story goes that these are the souls of children from a nearby orphanage who never received a proper burial. Spooky! Click here for more on the history and mythology behind Zombie Road.
Location: “Al Foster Trail” – near the intersection of Highway 109 & Old State Road