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Spookiest travel getaways in the country

Looking to add more bang for your Halloween buck with a tad more mystery in your travels? Just so happens, has done most of the footwork for you with a list of 10 spooky U.S. getaways where travelers can celebrate Halloween. Scary trails!

Jefferson, Texas
With ghost stories dating back more than 100 years, this northeast Texan spot is rumored to be the most haunted small city in the Lone Star state. Travelers to the area should take hold of their baubles as the gem-loving apparition Diamond Bessie supposedly steals diamond rings from women at rest.

Ellicott City, Maryland
This affluent community outside of Baltimore is full of fright. Paranormal activity has been reported at the Lilburn mansion as tragedy struck the families who lived there. Also nearby is the former Patapsco Female Institute on Church Road, supposedly occupied by the ghost of a young girl who died of pneumonia. The partially rebuilt institution is now a historical site that offers community events including a Halloween tour for travelers.

Alton, Illinois
Located along the Mississippi River, this scenic Midwest spot has been called "The Most Haunted City in America" by some paranormal enthusiasts. Travelers can see several spooky sights, including the three-story, red brick McPike Mansion. Situated on Alby Street, this historic home is said to be inhabited by the ghost of a former owner...