AMERICAN HAUNTINGS

Ghost Hunts. No Hype. No Distractions.

Author Troy Taylor and the staff from American Hauntings have been taking guests behind the walls of haunted locations since 1994 with one simple approach — ghost hunts without all of the clutter. Our investigations are not overcrowded meet-and-greets with so-called celebrities but an authentic opportunity to let our guests experience the unexplained. We won’t waste your time with autograph sessions and nonsense — we offer you the chance to actually investigate a location for possible evidence of lingering spirits.

If you’re interested in a real ghost hunt without all the distractions, then these are the events for you.
Ghost hunts. No hype. No distractions. Just the paranormal.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Ghost Hunts, Overnights & Haunted Weekends

OHIO | JULY 29, 2017 

NIGHT AT POASTTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
JULY 29, 2017 – 8:00 PM TO 2:00 AM
6600 TRENTON FRANKLIN ROAD | MIDDLETOWN, OHIO

You’ve read about it, and you’ve seen it on TV, but do you have the nerve to join us at one of the eeriest locations in Ohio? We’re going to walk the haunted hallways of the Poasttown Elementary School in Middletown, Ohio, a place so scary that investigators have actually abandoned their gear and fled the place until they can return by the light of day. What spirits linger here? The ghosts of students past – or the victims of several tragic train wrecks that have occurred nearby? You might find out for yourself during this terrifying night!

MISSOURI | AUGUST 12, 2017 

NIGHT AT ELMWOOD FARM AND HOME
SOMEPLACE INN TIME
AUGUST 12, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
5697 STATE HIGHWAY C | PALMYRA, MISSOURI

Join American Hauntings in Palmyra, Missouri (just northwest of Hannibal) for a ghostly night at Elmwood Farm Home – now home to Someplace Inn Time, a bed and breakfast where from which many past occupants have never checked out. With connections to slavery, the Civil War, and a number of family deaths, it’s no wonder that it’s gotten an eerie reputation for being haunted.

TENNESSEE | AUGUST 25, 2017 

NIGHT AT MALEY MANOR
AUGUST 25, 2017 | 8:00 PM TO 2:00 AM
133 EAST LIBERTY AVENUE | COVINGTON, TENNESSEE

Join American Hauntings in Covington, Tennessee (near Memphis) at the Maley Manor Bed and Breakfast – a former funeral home that is home to not only southern hospitality, but the lingering spirits of yesterday. Come along as we search for evidence of the ghosts that have remained behind for decades and perhaps come face-to-face with occupants of yesterday.

TENNESSEE | AUGUST 26, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE WOODRUFF-FONTAINE MANSION
680 ADAMS AVENUE | MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
AUGUST 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM TO 2:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for a late summer ghost hunt at this eerie and historic mansion, known as one of Memphis’s most haunted spots! Spend the night looking the ghosts of this historic — and very haunted – mansion during a private ghost hunt! Is it really as haunted as so many say? Find out for yourself and perhaps meet a former occupant face-to-face!

MISSOURI | SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE CASTLE HOUSE
GHOST HUNT AT THE DIXON HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
BRUMLEY, MISSOURI

Join American Hauntings near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri for an eerie night at the “Castle House” in Brumley. Built by a doctor in 1850, the house’s history includes two hospitals, a flu epidemic, and the Civil War. With scores of deaths in its past, it’s no surprise that it’s come to be regarded as one of the most haunted houses in the state!

ILLINOIS | SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE ORIGINAL SPRINGS HOTEL
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 | DINNER, LODGING & SPIRITS
506 NORTH HANOVER STREET | OKAWVILLE, ILLINOIS

Long considered one of Illinois’ most haunted locations, the Original Springs Hotel in Okawville, Illinois has been the scene of dozens of reports of strange encounters and eerie happenings! Join American Hauntings for a special event that includes dinner for two, overnight accommodations at the hotel, the history and hauntings of the location and then a ghost hunt that lasts as late as you want it to go!

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 6, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL
OCTOBER 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM
301 E. BROADWAY | ALTON, ILLINOIS

Join American Hauntings for a night behind the eerie walls of one of Alton’s most haunted places as we return to the legendary Mineral Springs Hotel during a search for the building’s lingering spirits! Long regarded as one of the most haunted buildings in the city of Alton — already one of the most haunted small towns in America — the old hotel is a hotbed for ghosts, spirits and a wide range of paranormal activity!

MISSOURI| OCTOBER 6, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE MORSE MILL HOTEL
OCTOBER 6, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
8850 MORSE MILL SPUR ROAD
UNINCORPORATED MORSE MILL, MISSOURI
FIVE MILES WEST OF HILLSBORO

Join American Hauntings for a chilling night at a Jefferson County, Missouri haunted landmark — the spooky Morse Mill Hotel! Spend the entire night searching for the restless spirits of this historical spot during a private overnight ghost hunt. The Morse Mill Hotel has a long history as a private residence, Confederate field hospital, speakeasy during Prohibition and a brothel — all of which are believed to have contributed to its history of haunting activity. Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this historic — and very haunted — hotel with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt. Find out if the place is really as haunted as so many people claim!

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 13, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE ASA TALCOTT HOUSE
OCTOBER 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
859 GROVE STREET | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS

Join American Hauntings for a ghost hunt at this eerie and historic mansion, one of Jacksonville’s most famous Underground Railroad sites — the Asa Talcott House. Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this historic — and haunted — house with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt. Find out if this sprawling, many-roomed place is really as haunted as so many people claim and perhaps come face to face with one of the former residents of the house!

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 14, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE ELDRED HOUSE
JAMES ELDRED HOUSE GHOST HUNT
OCTOBER 14, 2017 — 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
ELDRED, ILLINOIS (Directions Provided with Confirmation)

Join American Hauntings for a ghostly event at the legendary Eldred House in Eldred, Illinois! This chilling night will include a real-life ghost hunt and investigation of Eldred House, spooky cellar & the surrounding grounds! The James Eldred House dates back to the 1820s, resting on land that was among the first to be occupied in Greene County. There have been at least four deaths in the house over the years and legend tells of a Native American who was buried on the property — leading to ghost stories that are still being told today. Experience this historic location first-hand and see for yourself if there is truth to the rumors!

IOWA | OCTOBER 20, 2017 

NIGHT AT EDINBURGH MANOR
OCTOBER 20, 2017 – 8:00 PM TO 2:00 AM
13241 E23 COUNTY HOME ROAD | MONTICELLO, IOWA

You’ve read about it, and you’ve seen it on TV, but do you have the nerve to join us at one of the eeriest locations in Iowa? We’re going to walk the haunted hallways of Edinburgh Manor, a former poor farm, home for the aged, and haven for the incurably insane – a place so frightening that seasoned ghost hunters have actually fled the building, unwilling to return except during the daylight hours. What spirits linger here? The tragic ghosts of past residents, or something worse? You might find out for yourself during this terrifying night!

IOWA | OCTOBER 21, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE
OCTOBER 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
135 W. 8TH STREET | DUBUQUE, IOWA

Join American Hauntings for an eerie ghost hunt at one of Iowa’s most haunted spots — Dubuque’s Grand Opera House. Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this historic — and very haunted — theater with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt. Find out if the place is really as haunted as so many people claim and perhaps come face to face with one of the former patrons of the opera house!

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 27, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE OLD FUNERAL HOME
OCTOBER 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
210 WEST COLLEGE | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS

Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation of what was once Jacksonville’s best-known funeral home — where spirits of the past still linger! The building appeared in Jacksonville history as a doctor’s office in the early 1900s. It served as a private home for years until it became the Proffit Boarding House in the 1920s. For 50 years, it then served as the Williamson Funeral Home, where thousands of people were prepared for death and where mourning families may have left remnants of their grief behind.

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 28, 2017 

NIGHT AT ASHMORE ESTATE
OCTOBER 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
22645 E CR 1050 N | ASHMORE, ILLINOIS
NEAR CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS

Join American Hauntings for a chilling ghost hunt at one of Illinois’ most notorious haunted spots — infamous Ashmore Estates, near Charleston! Spend the night looking for the ghosts of the old – and very haunted — former poor farm and asylum with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt! You’ve read about it in Troy Taylor’s GHOSTS OF THE PRAIRIE, and you’ve seen it on TV, now experience it for yourself!

ILLINOIS | OCTOBER 28, 2017 

NIGHT AT THE OLD FUNERAL HOME
OCTOBER 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
210 WEST COLLEGE | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS

Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation of what was once Jacksonville’s best-known funeral home — where spirits of the past still linger! The building appeared in Jacksonville history as a doctor’s office in the early 1900s. It served as a private home for years until it became the Proffit Boarding House in the 1920s. For 50 years, it then served as the Williamson Funeral Home, where thousands of people were prepared for death and where mourning families may have left remnants of their grief behind.

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New Events are Added on a Regular Basis

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR GHOST HUNTS AND EVENTS:

How many people are allowed to go on the events?
Since every location is different, we don’t have a set number for all of the different ghost hunts and overnights. However, we do limit the number of people by the size of the location, number of staff, etc. so we have a very good idea about how many people each location can handle. We have been doing this since 1994, so we have a lot of experience with how it all works. Keep in mind that these are not the overcrowded “celebrity meet and greets” that imitation companies are usually offering. We try to put together an authentic event for our guests, giving them a real chance to experience and investigate the haunted locations that we offer. Many locations do have group activities that guests can take part in, but we always offer plenty of private time for you to investigate on your own.

Do I have to make reservations online?
YES… and we require it for a couple of reasons: First, our tours sell out in advance and since we are not always in the office, you may miss out on an event that you wanted to attend since all of the spots are filled on a first come / first served basis. Second, we have confirmation forms that need to be emailed to you, so registering online saves time for you and for us.

Do you offer transportation to the events?
Sorry, but no, there is no way we can do this. People come for our events, ghost hunts, and overnights from literally all over the country. There is no way that we could possibly pick them and bring them to the events. And if we did offer transportation, we’d have to charge a lot more for the events and we prefer to keep them as affordable as possible.

Can I get my money back if I decide not to go?
When making a reservation, we always state in the confirmation that all reservations are non-refundable. Once your purchase your spots, it’s just like any other kind of event, concert, etc. They are your spots and if you decide not to use them, we are unable to re-sell them. Once you commit to buy, payments are made by us to various locations that we cannot get back. You are welcome to sell or give the reservations to someone else but we do not buy them back. If you do transfer your reservations to another person, just please let us know so that we can update the guest list.