Oct 31, 2022 - Science

These are the most haunted places in the U.S.

Reported hauntings per 100k residents
Data: Tim Renner via The Shadowlands; Note: Experiences were anonymously reported; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

"Unexplained noises or screams" — that’s the most common category of hauntings in the U.S. And people out West are hearing a lot of them, according to an index of nearly 11,000 entries of haunted locations, collected and organized from reader submissions to the paranormal website The Shadowlands.

Why it matters: The Axios Visuals team thought it would be a fun Halloween treat for readers to dig into this dataset of supposedly haunted places, looking at the types of haunting and which states have the most reported spooky experiences.

What's haunting the U.S.?
Data: Tim Renner via The Shadowlands; Note: Reports could include multiple categories; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

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